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lecturers' associations throughout
the country to kill legislation aimed
to benefit workers, both male and fe
male. But he gave $100,000 last
year to the Anti-Saloon league and
hes rated a first-class citizen by the
church folks and prohibitionists.
At the banquet tonight covers will
be served for approximately 300 of
Chicago's biggest business men.
They will be told by Kresge that it's
good business to encourage prohibi
tion; that if they, take beer and whis
ky from their employers the latter
will slave ever so much harder.
Kresge, from his Detroit office, re
cently sent out letters to the biggest
employers of labor in the country,
the fellows who, when they want a
drink, go to their club locker and
help themselves. In the letter he
said in a quiet way that in addition
to promoting "greater efficiency,"
prohibition would tend to put down
rebellion amnog employes. He also
took a shot at the corner saloon as
the workingmen's club where plots
against their employes were hatched.
Kresge said his profits have been
doubled in towns that have gone dry.
People who used to spend their hick
els and dimes over the bar now hand
them to Kresge In his grab-bag
The banquet tonight has been ar
ranged by the Anti-Saloon league,
but the Billy Sunday promoters will
be on hand with their fountain pens
handy to sign up contributors for rip
roarin' Billy. Besides Kresge, R. A.
Scott, Lansing, Mich., chairman of
the Michigan state committee, and
Richmond Pearson Hobson will
speak. The Anti-Saloon league hopes
to have $1,000,000 pledged to it-for
the year's work by the time the Big
Biz chiefs have reached the finger
Plans will be laid to grab off news
paper support by an appropriation of
$250,000 for advertising.. Two hun
( dred and fifty thousand dollars will
be sent for employing professional
in the campaign work In Chi
cago and $500,008 will be spent
STATE REP. O'BRIEN, OTHERS,
HIT BY GRAND JURY IN
VOTE FRAUD QUIZ
The March grand jury made a
sweeping drive on those responsible
for vote frauds when they handed
down a batch of indictments. Most
prominent among those hit was
State Rep. Lawrence O'Brien of the
lower North Side district He was
indicted on a charge of paying Jas.
Monroe, judge in the 34th pet., 21st
ward, $5 for stuffing the ballot box
at the February primary. Bonds
were fixed at $5,000.
Others hit were: Thomas Kenny,
Dem. judge, 18th pet., 18th ward,
John Halpln, alias "Irish," and Ed
Mullen, alias "Boston," charged with
acting as repeaters in the 18th ward.
Bonds, $5,000 each.
Al Brodie, Dem judge, and Oscar
Nenner, Dem. clerk, 13th pet, 20th
Abraham Donovensky, Michael
Klein, Henry Siegel, Albert Blum and
James London. All indicted In con
nection with vote frauds in the 20th
Judge Fitch told the members of
the Marcli grand jury that they, could
not continue their probe 'next week.
When March ends they must go. He
pointed tb the October grand jury,
which was held together thjee
months as a bad example.
TO RELEASE ILLINOIS MILITIA
WHO REFUSE FEDERAL OATH
Washington, March 30. The war '
department has ordered the Illinois
adjutant general to release all
guardsmen who decline to take the
federal oath. This order, intended to
prevent conflict between national
and state laws, will probably be ex
tended to all states. Pew guards-
men are refusing to take the federal