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SENTENCE GARMENT WORKERS
FOR CONTEMPT OF BALDWIN
Ladies' garment workers who have
been on trial in Circuit Court Judge
Jesse Baldwin's court fot contempt
of court through alleged vie ition of
his anti-picketing Injunction were
found guilty today.
Six were sentenced to jail terms.
The cases of the other 16 of those
who were on trial, including Benj.
Schlessinger, president of the Inter
national Ladies' Garment Workers of
America, were postponed until May 9
for final disposition.
Those found guilty and their sen
tences: Sol, Seidman, international vice
president of the union, 75 days.
Lizzie Wexler, one of the strike
leaders, 30 days.
Steve Sumner, 70 (fays.
, Eugene Daley, 20 days.
Lizzie Dorfin, 10 days.
Edna Kunn, 15 days.
All sentences to be served in the
Clarence Darrow, attorney for the
accused, at once entered motion to
Bonds pending the appellate court
hearings were fixed at $3,000 for
Seidman and at amounts graduating
down to $600 for the others found
Darrow and Att'y Peter Sissman
protested that the bonds; were exces
sive, but to no avaiL
In holding the Schlessinger case
over until May 9 Baldwin said the
proof does not make It clear that
Schlessinger took an active part in
ordering the picketing, though it was
clear, he said, that Schlessinger had
done nothing to stop the picketing!
A $2,000 bond was required of
Schlessinger and $500 of each of the
others whose cases were continued.
Baldwin rendered his decision by
reading it from a typewritten copy.
It took more than a hour and a half
of fast reading to deliver it.
"This gives me no pleasure," he
said at the close. "My only desire Is
to secure obedience to orders of the
Repeatedly In his opinion the judge"
tried for the impression that it was
strict regard for law and legal uul
ings alone that actuated him in this
Undoubtedly under the laws of
this state strikes are lawful, said
Baldwin. For good reason or for
no reason, employes may quit work.
But the striker has no claim against
the employer. It is idle for him to
say that a strikebreaker has taken
his job, for he had no job to be tak
en; when he struck he then severed
himself from his job.
FIVE AMERICANS DROWNED IN
Washington, March 21. Five
Americans died in the sinking of the
American steamer Vigilancia. The
consul at Plymouth reported the
death list to the state department to
day a3 follows:
"Third Officer Neils P. North; C. F.
Aderhold, assistant engineer of Atala,
Ala.; Esphan Lopez, mess boy; F.
Brown, passenger; Joseph Siberia,
RUMOR GERMAN REVOLT.
Amsterdam, March 21 Rumors
of a German revolution were circu
lated on the stock exchange here to
day. So far as was evident from
undisturbed telegraphic connection
of railway wires and regular arrival
here of German newspapers, there
was no basis for the report. Rumors,
however, aroused intense excitement.
SEVEN DEAD IN TORNADO
Little Rock, Ark., aMrch 21. Sev
en persons were killed and eight in
jured in a tornado near Delmark
early today, which wrecked practi
cally every building in Delmark.
Catherine Van Bogan, 15, 7846 St.
Lawrence it v., tried suicide. Gas. May
die. Grieved over mother's death.