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JUVENILE COURT APPROVED BY
According to the grand jury, which
yesterday made public its report on
what it found inlhegprobe into the
juvenile court, Miss Mary Bartejme's
position as judge of the secret girls'
court should be legalized if it was
illegal Whether or not her decisions
.were illegal the jury left for the su
preme court to decide.
Judge Pinckney, when called be
fore the jury, stated that Miss Bar-
telme was his assistant and that he
took the responsibility for her actions
by signing all of her orders.
One of the recommendations is for
a law enabling the court to retain
jurisdiction over a child after it has
been committed to an institution.
The practice of transferring children
to private homes from institutions
without notifying officers of the court
was dangerous, the report stated.
The investigation was based on
complaints that Miss Bartelme held a
"mock court" and did not have the
authority to commit girls to institu
tions. Judge Pinckney was called be
fore the court jury and testified that
Miss Bartelme acted as his assistant
and that he took all the responsibil
ity for her "decisions" by signing her
The jury found that the constitu
tional rights of children were not vio
lated and that the children were
never adopted except through the
consent of their parents.
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SOCIALISTS CONDEMN LOEB
The West Side Young People's So
cialist league in a resolution adopted
last night decided not to patronize
the Hebrew Institute and to request
the same treatment for Jacob Loeb's
school from the public.
The Socialists are sore at his treat
ment of Margolis, ass't sup't, and In
structors Epstein and Gould, fired for
sympathizing with the Chicago Labor
Defense league after it had been re
fused the use of the school's hallg.
I SUES SIEGEL-COOPER, CLAIMING
BREACH OF CONTRACT
A praecipe for a $15,000 damage
suit was filed yesterday in the su
perior court against Siegel-Cooper's
The suit is brought by H. L. Bern
baum, who was recently discharged
as manager of the cloak and suit de
partment Bernbaum says that he
signed a three-year contract with the
store, which' induced him to leave a
responsible position in New York. He
has only worked for Siegel's a year.
Bernbaum blames his dismissal on
present business conditions.
"The department stores are now
going through one of the worst years
in their history," said Bernbaum.
"Retrenchments are being made in
all of the departments. Hundreds of
girls have been discharged in the past
two months. Stores heads are ex
pressing the hope that 'things will be
better this winter."
PRELIMINARY GERMAN NOTE
Washington, Aug. 27. Germany's
preliminary explanation of the Arabic
sinking is in the hands of the state
department. Its tenor may be known
Reports from Berlin indicate that
in it the kaiser has come to time in a
fashion that will fully satisfy the
Washington administration. It is re
ported that he is ready to say that if
the Arabic was sunk by a German
submarine that it was blunder of the
undersea captain, for which there will
be anology and restitution. It is ex
pected that Berlin will assure Wash
ington that there is every wish to ful
fill the requests and demands made in
the last Wilson note following the
Letters, telegrams, personal com
ment and newspaper editorials have
convinced the president that the peo-t
pie of the United States do not want
either war or a diplomatic break that
.might easily lead to hostilities..