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club women, pleaded also". There was
no more picketing.
Seven well-known clubwomen will
watch picketing today as a result of
the meeting of representatives of
prominent women's 7:luhs yesterday.
Several arrests were made of strik
Apparently finding hiring of taxis
to send home strikebreakers too ex
pensive, some of the clothing bosses
have installed cots and commissary
departments, turning the shops into
lodging houses for their employes,
who, in a few cases, have also been
locked in the shops.
Committee of citizens appointed at
meeting of strikers last night, met to
day to investigate charges of strik
ers that police were employing brutal
methods to preevnt the mpicketing.
More than fifty independent firms
have signed up with the Amalgamat
ed Clothing Workers of America,
President Hillman stated, and others
are negotiating. A mass meeting of
the strikers will be held next Monday.
Hillman will see First Deputy
Schuettler today in an endeavor to
secure a license for a monster parade
of the strikers next Monday, and on
the same day a mass meeting will be
held by the women's clubs to protest
against police brutality.
CUNNEA SCENTS "REASONS
BACK OF BAKER COMMITMENT
Att'y William A. Cunnea will put
up a legal fight tomorrow to stop
commitment of Hadrian H. Baker to
Kankakee state insane asylum. Cun
nea is making the fight without pay
and says he believes there is some
thing else than public welfare mo
tives back of the move to declare
Baker was jailed by circuit judges
last summer on $25,000 bonds. His
offense was the printing of pointed
and stinging remarks about some of
the circuit iudges who put him in
jail. The judges said he was not only
a vile slanderer, but was off in his
Four judges so far figure in the
hearing tomorrow. J. H. D. Meyer,
an employe in the clerk of the coun
ty court, is the petitioner ior me
hearing. He said to a Day Book re
porter: "I filed the petition after attending
a conference of Judges Cooper,
Olson, Scully and Rooney and Dr.
Wm. J. Hickson. It was their deci
sion that this action be taken."
"Then you as petitioner have no
knowledge of Hadrian Baker and his
"I don't know Baker and I am
merely signing the petition on infor
mation and belief."
On the petition filed by Meyer it
was at first written that Meyer holds
Baker insane "on information and
knowledge." The word "knowledge"
was crossed out and the word "be
Lunacy Commissioners Hall and
Russel are expected to report on
Baker's condition. Both doctors say
they have looked over Baker, but
have not made final decision on
whether Baker is a lunatic.
"If the doctors say Baker is insane
I shall ask jury trial," said Cunnea
today. "The law provides for five
laymen and one doctor as a jury.
"It is peculiar that a petition for
lunacy hearing can be filed by a per
son who has no knowledge of the per
son complained against"
Denver. Roy Bacon, cabaret en
tertainer, formerly of Tulsa, Okla.,
probably fatally shot by Joe Parks in
latter's rooming house during quar
rel over price of room.
New York. M. A. Neff, 55, Cincin
nati, founder and for four years pres
ident of Motion Picture Exhibitors'
League of America, dead.
Madrid. Dr. Bernardino Machado,
new president of Portugal, inaugu
rated. Washington. Pres. Wilson an
nounced he would vote for suffrage
amendment in New Jersey Oct 13- '