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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 18, 1913, Image 2

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struggles of young girls, daughters
of the men whose toil goes on from
dawn to dark to lead the clean, nat
ural lives God planned for both birds
and maidens.
"Held by bars of industrial prisons
the workers, like the -fox, must go
on and on, in the endless circles while
the hounds of poverty and death snap
at their heels. The blood that flows
from the fox will be no redder than
the wines that stain the damask, as
money wrung from the hearts of toil
rs is turned into flowing liquids to
fire the blood of the masters.
"Good God! "When will the people
learn-? The children in dark alleys
are crying for bread; disease-ridden
men are praying for death; the wail
ing of broken hearts should drown
the yelps of the hounds that seek to
rend and tear while the overlords of
capitalism waste in a night the pro
ceeds of long, weary hours of slaves
to the system.
"I welcome that banquet, though I
shrink from ifs waste, for it is but
one more dagger thrust into the body
of the great mass of humanity that Is
tending to arouse the people from
the slavery under which they now
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New York, Sept. 18. For ten min
utes Mrs. Sigmund Straus held the
ankles of her maid, Rose Dicisci, as
the latter swung, head downward,
from the sill of a window four stories
high, and a-crowd of several thou
sand persons stood in the street look
ing on. Just as the maid, bent on
suicide, nearly dragged Mrs. Straus
out of the window, a policeman rush
ed into the room and dragged both
back to safety.
Mrs. Straus had entered the room
in time to see her maid leap from the
window and was just able to grasp
the girl's ankles.
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San Diego, Cal., Sept. 18r Regret
ting that they left their ranches in
Mexico and declaring there -was no
good reason for them to flee, Amer
icans from Mexico arrived on the U.
S. cruiser Buffalo.
Refugees from Yaqui valley stated
that both rebels and federals had vis
ited the valley, but neither had com
mitted any act against foreigners nor
had either disturbed homes or prop
erty. Aside from Indians temporarily
getting beyond control, everything
was peaceful.
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San Francisco, Sept. 18. For vio
lation of the, Mann white slave act,
Judge Van Fleet of the U. S. court
sentenced Maury I. Diggs to two
years at San Quentin prison and "a
fine of $2,000, and F. Drew Caminetti
to 18 months at the same prison and
a fine of $1,500.
Judge Van Fleet's denunciation of
the defendants was tame compared
to his scathing denunciation of the
society which winks at so lax a mo
rality that such a case is possible.
Addressing Diggs, he said: "I am
satisfied yours is the dominant char
acter and am strongly inclined to
think that, but for you, you two would
not be standing here now. I don't
think Caminetti is a fool, but you
rdominated him. I agree with counsel
that grave as your offense has been,
it falls below that of putting women
in a house of prostitution for gain."
Diggs and caminetti were found
guilty-of taking Marsha Warrington
and Lola Norris to Reno for immoral
purposes. The maximum sentence
that could have been imposed on
Diggs was 20 years' imprisonment
and a fine of $20,000, and Caminetti
12 years' in prison and a fine of
Both the men took their sentences
coolly. Ten days has been granted
in which to get a stay of execution
pnrt nigps was released on $15,000
and Caminetti on $10,000 bond.
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