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LABOR FEDERATIONS PLAN TO
ACT FOR .CONNOLLY
Labor federations throughout the.
country meeting next Sunday, are ex
pected to follow the lead of the Chi
cago Federation in cabling Premier
Asquith of England protesting
against the execution of the Irish
rebel leaders and particularly James
Connolly, labor leader, who is lying
wounded in a military prison await
ing trial. -
In a resolution passed last Sunday
the federation decided to call As
quith s attention 'to the action of
President Lincoln, who pardoned the
great majority of those who took
part in the civil war, and called on
him to follow the example of former
noble statesmen. '
Cleveland. Clay Herrick, Jr., 4,
relative of Myron T, Herrick, found
asleep in garage next door' to his
home in Cleveland Heights, after an
all-night search by police and neighbors.
ASKS FOR INJUNCTION THAT
WILL PROTECT CHILDREN
Petition fbr an injunction to re
strain Cook county from making
further financial appropriations for
the maintenance of the Juvenile De
tention Home was filed in Circuit:
court by Chas.. McNett, 143 N.
Dearborn sL, a taxpayer.
Last year 3,311 children were kept
in the .home an average of 12 days
each, though only l- per cent of those
detained were convicted.- Complaint,
against the Juvenire Detention Home,
which' is an adjunct of the Juvenile
court, has been that the good are
mixed, prpmiscuously with the bad,
granting apportunity for the inno
cent to learn all the tricks of the
Delphia Culver, sup't of the home,
says that conditions are -bad in the
quarters of the dependent children.
There the boy and girl prisoners use
the same recreation room, with
'effect upon the mrals of the chil
dren that is bffdrather than good.
The age- of these chHdren range
from 12 to 18' years.
McNett asks that children accused
of crime be left at their homes until
ready for trial, or, if dependent, be
given anpmediate hearing so thfjy
will not have to spend "even one day
in the detention home.
Last year $53,000 weer spent at
the home in salaries alone. It is con
sidered a. great asset to politicians
who .have to parcel out jobs to gain
prestige with their constituents.
o o -
New ,York. Ignace Paderewski
was kndeked down to Mrs. O. H. P.
Belmont at auction for $100. He had
offered himself as partner at bridge
. for benefit of the Polish relief fund.
New York. Union Pacific declared
regular quarterly dividend of 2 per
cent on common stock; Souther Pa
cific its regular r per cent dividend
on common, each payable July 1.
Rome. Pope Benedicts-appointed
Monsignor Michel Welders of Peoria.
I1L, domestic' prelate.'