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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 28, 1913, Image 32

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to brink of Serpentine river, when
police saved women from ducking.
Danville, III. John Clifton, after
.quarreling with sister-in-law, Lizzie
Harrison, Chicago, shot her and him
self. He's dead.
London. Militant suffragette at
tempted to address crowd in Hyde
Park while King George reviewed
brigade. guards. Jeers of mob almost
broke up military affair. Woman
locked up.
Farnsborough; En. Lieut. Rodger
Sharrison, Royal Flying Corps, in-
stantly killed when military biplane
fell 400 feet.
Sycamore, III. Mrs. Margaret
Swinbank celebrated 100th brithday.
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Oliver Richards, superintendent of
the Beulah home, 2144 North Clark
street, was charged with cruelty and
graft before the Curran legislative
committee by Dr. Macy B. Weinberg,
a woman dentist, today.
Dr. Weinberg backed up her
charges by the testimony of a '16-year-old
girl, who was a patient in
the Beulah homelast year, and who
told of the ill-treatment she had re
ceived there.
"The day before my baby was
born," said the 16-year-old girl, "I
was forced to scrub six flights of
stairs. After that I had to wait on
the 52 girls who were in the 'home'
at the time.
"I fainted in the afternoon. I went
to my room. I took with me from the
pantry an egg. Mr. Richards sent a
messenger to me telling me to return
the egg because I had no permission
to eat anything except what was on
the table. I had had nothing to eat'
all day. ,
"None; of the girls ever dared to
complain to the directors when they
visited the 'home.' We knew that
Mr. Richards would put us out on the.
street the next day."
"I think that Richards is mentally
unbalanced," said Dr. Weinberg. "He
has two hobbies, illegitimacy ahd-the
Bible. He talks of, the first and
quotes the second to the girls con
stantly. He recites passages .of the
Bible to them that I would not even
"He tells the girls that they put on
tight skirts to attract men and that
they deserve all they get. He tells
them they should he down on thg
floor and lick up the crumbs like
"Besides that, Richards shows a
peculiar interest in the identities" of
the men responsible for the condi
tion of the girls. Some of "the girls
believes he uses this- knowledge for
his personal interest."
"What do you know of Richards'
financial condition?" asked' Rep.
"I know' that he now lives in lux
ury in a beautiful home," she-replied,
grimly. "Whereas, before he took
charge of. the Beulah Home, he lived
in apparent poverty."
Otoman Zar Adusht Hanish was
expected to appear before the com
mission to explain what the. sun cult
wants with little boys in its religious
ceremonies this afternoon.
If Hanish, the "little father" of the
sun cult, does not appear, the -commission
will raid his "temple" at 3016
Lake Park avenue.
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A newly married woman who ex
pected friends to dinner went1 to-the
kitchen to see how her 'one servant
was getting on with the preparations,
and, finding her a little behindhand,
asked -if she could- anything'to -assist.
"Well, -ma'am," said- the maid,
"you might wash the lettuce, and
make the salad, if you like." "ITes;"
the mistress assented. "And where
shall I find some soap, Jane?" '
Fair tonight with probably frost for
Chicago and "'vicinity; Tuesday fajr
with slowly rising temperature; mod
eratenortb'to northeast-wisy' f1

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