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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 16, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 2

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on demonstrating in public places i Leaders declare "that these men will
how much he thought of her, and
- ne diem t give a continental it tne
whole, wprld knew it.
1 At times the courtship grew tropi
cal in its intensity, and, as the old
man grew more ardent, he shed his
years. These bits of testimony were
eagerly listened to by the crowd of
women in the courtroom.
Miss Tompkins said she trusted
the old man when he asked her to
marry him. She- forgot their dispar
ity in ages, he was such an expert at
explaining, what a burning feeling, he
had for her?5-
Then came a betrayal, she said,
and the dream of love was shattered?
Yale repented the engagement and
told the girl he was through with her.
But he wasn't. She didn't plead
with her grandfatherly ex-lover, but
' plastered on him a suit for $50,000
and the old man got a lesson in love
that he never had before.
To offset the story of the betrayal
Yale introduced several t witnesses
who swore they had improper refa
tions with the girl and the courtroom
crowd took another thrill. Topping
off these salacious bits were stories
from the witnesses of what they saw
when looking through a keyhole.
Miss Tompkins and a man were
on the other side of the keyhole, ac
cording to their story.
But these stories didn't make any
. difference to the jury.
Lucille was blonde, 21, and "pretty
and attractive." And the old man
busted her trusting -heart wide open.
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GENERAL STRIKE IN NEW YORK
LONGSHOREMEN QUIT
New York, Sept. 16. A sympa
thetic strike, which union leaders de
clare will result in 75,000 workers
leaving their jobs in support of thed
striking employes of the traction
companies became effective in New
York before noon today.
Twenty thousand longshoremen
and boatmen were the first workers,
tojespond to the strike call. Labor 1 the board appeared quite shocked at
be followed by 25,000 niachinists,
"who will strike before night.
By the end of next week, unless
there is a change in the traction
strike situation, unTbn men predict
thousands of others will be out. They
will include men employed in all in
dustries contributing to the produc
tion of power for the transportation
lines and may spread to include
paintera, 'carpenters and similar
workmen, it is declared.
The first . strikers' clashes on
Broadway were reported to the po
lice today. Cars were held up and
stoned and a call for reserves was
necessary to disperse the crowds.
Announcement of the sympathetic
strike order was followed by much
disorder in many parts of the city.
Police reports today showed 37 In
jured and one man killed on traction
lines affected by strike in last 24
hours. Mangled body of a man was
found on the Third av. elevated
tracks. Thirty-two were injured in
a rear-eijd collission on same line at
53d st. when- train driven by strike
breaker struck train standing at the
station.
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BOARD OF TRADE BLAMED FOR
PRICE OF WHEAT AND BREAD
The Board of Trade found itself in
an embarrassing -position today as a,
result oFcharges made by Joseph
Hartigan, N. Y. com'r of weights and
measures, that the Chicago board
was responsible for the high price
of wheat and bread.
Hartigan's charges were made be
fore the federal trade commission-'.
He said' that gambling in Chicago
was the direct cause of the record-"
breaking price boost.
"It is common belief," said Harti
gan, "that whe'at price fixing on the
Chicago Board of Trade is controlled
by a group of members who manip
ulate the market at their Own discre-tlon."
Pres. Griffin and other officials of

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