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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, June 29, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 8

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FEDERAL DEPT MAY PROBE
INTO BOSSES' SCHEME
' The contractors and manufactur
ers who banded together in a starva
tion war against the carpenters are
going to be investigatedSjy the fed
eral dep't of justice. Dis't Att'y Chas.
F. Clyne has already gotten busy. His
men are out asking some very per
tinent questions.
It looks to the department oft jus
tice as if there may be a conspiracy
in restramt of trade, a federal, also a
state, offense.
It is only a short while since 100
labor leaders and electricians were
indicted for restraining trade. Clyne
has indicated that he does not intend
to make fish of one and fowl of the
other between the union men and
the employers.
The lumbermen have kicked over
the traces arranged by the starvation
schemers. Some of them openly de
clare they will sell to whom and when
they please.
Carpenters say they are not wor
ried. They believe the independent
contractors who are employing 13,
000 of their 16,000 members are go
ing to be able to get all the material
they want. Today another big con
tractor signed their agreement. He
is going to start work at once on a
$250,000 North' Side apartment
The strike assessment will be re
moved Thursday. With so many car
penters working there is no need
for it
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TO DECIDE WHAT TO DO WITH
BREITUNG BOAT SHORTLY
Paris, June 29. Decision of French
prize court in case of American cot
ton steamer Dacia probably will be
announced within few days.
The Dacia, formerly a Hamburg
American steamer, was purchased by
Edward N. Breitung, Michigan mil
lionaire, and sailed for Bremen with
a cargo of cotton. She was seized by
a French cruiser Feb. 28 and taken
jJnto Brest.
POLICE PUZZLED OVER CASE
CONCERNING GRACE MORTON
Milwaukee, Wis., June 29. Police
today arefrseeking to determine
whether finding of Grace Morton
bound in burning flat was attempted
murder or another bid for publicity
by the woman. Miss Morton was the
central figure in a white slave case
here involving several prominent
men. Then she was the principal
witness in a perjury case based on
the white slave proceedings. A few
days later she called up the news
papers and told of having driven an
automobile into a ditch, seriously in
juring herself and four well-known
Milwaukee citizens. Attempts to see
Miss Morton at the time were frus
trated by a doctor and a nurse.
A patrolman was walking past the
Miller apartments where Miss Morton
has rooms last night when one of the
windows in her suite crashed to the
sidewalk. Smoke was pouring out
and the policeman turned in an
alarm. Firemen entering her apart
ments, stumbled over Miss Morton's
unconscious form bound hand and
foot She was partly revived at
Emergency hospital, wherephysicians
maintain she also had been drugged.
The girl has refused to tell the po
lice anything.
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HAVE TO BE BAD TO GET HELP
FROM CHARITY SOCIETY?
Just because she's only broke and
not bad yet, Clara Nicolai, 18 years
old, who just came from Milwaukee,
can't get aid or a job. All charitable
societies have refused her aid, ac
cording to Policewoman Marie Crot
who has been caring for her.
"It seems that you must wait until
a girl becomes bad before you can
get aid for her from these organiza
tions," declared Policewoman Crot
"I was surprised to find that every
one of them turned me down when
I asked aid for her because she had
not yet fallen and needed no re
forming." ,
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