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POLICE ARREST PICKETS FOR
"REFUSING TO MOVE"
Unfair police methods already
mark the strike of girl garment
workers at the factory of Steinberg
& Sopkin, 843 W. Adams st, where
90girls are on strike because they
allege that the firm, after signing an
agreement to advance their wages,
refused to live up to it
. Mary Anderson, organizer of the
Women's Trade Union league; Miss
Fannie Cohen, organizer of Ladies'
Garment Workers, and nine of the
girl strikers were arrested yesterday
, afternoon as they picketed the fac
tory and were hauled to the Des
plaines st police station, where they
were charged with "refusing to
move," though they claim they were
walking up and down.
Miss Anderson was standing a
block away from the factory when
the arrests were made. A girl fled
from a policeman; he chased her. She
ran to Miss Anderson and the cop
took both of them to the wagon.
The police swooped down on the
girl pickets just before time to let
the scab workers out of the shop.
Mrs. Leonore Z. Meder, learning
of the arrest, notified Mrs. Maude
Lindley, 1258 Jackson blvd., and re
quested her to furnish bonds to get
the strikers and labor leaders out
Taking her tax receipts, Mrs. Lind
ley hastened to the Desplaines st
station, arriving there before 8
The desk sergeant looked over the
tax receipts slowly; then he handed
"They won'fr do," he said. "You'll
have to get your deeds and abstracts
before I decide whether you can go
5 on the bonds of the people."
Mrs. Lindley stuck. She went
home and got her deeds and ab
stracts and went back to the station.
After 10 o'clock the 11 women were
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.sitting in the Desplaines st court,!
this morning released the pickets on
their own. recognizance.
Grand Rapids, Mich. Fire be
lieved to have originated from ex
ploding lamp destroyed mail car, fill
ed with parcel post matter at Grand
Brenham, Tex. George Burch just
coughed himself out of an illness of
12 years' duration. Physicians said
his coughing spells were tuberculosis.
But he coughed up a collar button he
had swallowed when a boy and is get
St Paul, Minn. An old maid is
one who would rather be lonely than
weary, Miss Lutie Stearns, Milwau
kee, told church club.
Minneapolis. Immediately after
family of F. L. Ellsworth decided to
call their Scotch collie "Algernon"
Minneapolis. W. W. Butler has in
stalled an orchestra to play fast
music in his restaurant near Minne
sota university because he found stu
dents eat faster with lively music and
surrender their seats quicker.
Washington. President Wilson at
tacked as "jingo" and campaign for
preparedness as "unwise attempt to
scare people into program they do not
want" by Senator Works before sen
ate military affairs committee.
New York. Both men undressed j
and went to bed in same room after
Benardo Caffaro shot his chum Car
mino Corfarno because he owed him
30 cents on card game. Neighbors
had them arrested.
Cleveland. Croquet is nice game,
but is dangerous, claims H. H. Skill
en, who has filed suit for $3,544 dam
ages against surety company for in
juries sustained while chasing cro
Washington. "Manipulation is
reason why gasoline consumers paid
average of 13 cents a gallon Jan. 1,
1915, and 21 cents Jan. 1, 1916. SetfJr
of Interior Lane reported to senate,
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