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PROSECUTOR MILLER SAYS A GOOD MANY
STRIKERS SHOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN JAILED
CASES ARE CONTINUED
NOV. 17 AND DEC. 8
"Where there is material for
prosecution we shall -go ahead.
We expect to weed out a number
of cases. In a large number of
cases the arrests should never
have been made."
This -was statement of Harry B.
Miller, city prosecutor, to a Day Book
reporter today after continuance of
trials of 1,046 garment strikers, set
for today, were shoved over on cal
endar to Nov. 17 and Dec. 8.
Prosecutor Miller stood out today
as one city official who refused to
play the game of the garment bosses.
When Miller was about to address
Judge Graham a man stepped up and
talked in a low voice. Miller brushed
him away with: "I don't care to have
any help in this case."
"He's from the Illinois Manufac
turers' ass'n," Miller told a Day Book
reporter. "I told him my office is
competent to handle these cases
without outside help."
The willing stranger made a quick
getaway to an elevator. On the way
he would only say he didn't care to
give his name or business.
Judge Graham let go on their own
recognizances 661 strikers charged
with disorderly conduct With about
200 others, they are called for trial
Dec. 8. Some 50 cases under charg
es of "unlawful assembly," "riot" and
"inciting to riot" are set for Nov. 17.
Att'y W. A. Cunnea for the Amal
gamated Clothing Workers asked
that a three-day notice be served on
attorneys of those cases to be tried
first. Judge Graham so ruled. This
will give "both sides a fair chance to
get their cases ready.
Isabel Alexander was heard. Pa
trolman Farnell said- the girl was
guilty of "unlawful assembly" at
Franklin and Van. Burea stSj
"Tell your story," said Judge Gra
ham. "What do you mean by unlaw
"I told her to move up along the
street and she wouldn't go," said the
"Did she destroy any property?"
"Did she threaten any person?"
"She is a foreign girl. Are you sure
that she understands your language,
so that when you ordered her to
move on she knew what you were
"Well, there wasn't much talk be
tween us. When she wouldn't move
on I arrested her."
Judgfie Graham ordered the case
The 1,000 strikers marched on
sidewalks from Hod Carriers' hall,
Harrison and Green, to Madison and
then to city hall. Details of mounted
cops hung on the flanks' of the
marching line and watched. Nothing
happened. On floor 11 at city hall a
detail of 150 cops did more watching
of the jammed hallways where the
1,000 surged. Again nothing hap
pened. o o
BARBARIC SPLENdOR AT THE
. CROWNING OF JAP EMPEROR ,
Kyoto, Nov. 10. Amid ceremonies'
of barbaric splendor Emperor Yoshi
hito this afternoon formally ascend
ed the throne in the presence of the
leading people of Japan and the rep
resentatives of foreign nations.
In the forenoon the emperor, robed
in pure white, worshipped his ances
tors at the sacred shrine and in
formed them of his accession. The
secular part of the coronation was
held this afternoon.
Ambassador and Mrs. Guthrie, who
were present at this forenoon'sfcere
monies, attended the secular service