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The day book. [volume] (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 05, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 29

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ton Brave camp at Macon, :Ga., yes
terday, andworked out in a' Cub uni
form. Ad Wolgast is now in with an offer
'to invest $100,000 in a syndicate to
purchase the Cubs. He heard that
Jimmy Coffroth was after the team,
and offered to put the coin into the
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Rudy Unholz would probably be
given the lunch concession in the
event the pugilistic crowd secured
' Snowy Baker, the Australian fight
promoter, has offered Jack Britton
'? 6,000 and 30 per cent of the gross
receipts for five fights in Kangaroo
land. Britton is holding out 'for a
larger guarantee.
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Eight girl pickets were arrested in
front of Henrici's last night by Offi
cers Kerker, Wolfe and Hurley.
These sand other officers tried to
live up to their recently-acquired
deputation as vaudeville stars and
Mike Hurley, as usual, occupied the
center of the- stage. Mike seems to
have taken seriously our description
of him as handsome and spends his
time posing and waving his plub. To
save Mike from the fall that comes
after pride, we wish to say we were
oniy joshing him when we called him
liandsome, but we back up our state
ment that-he is the most zealous cop
per on the beat when it, comes to ar
resting the girl pickets and always
leads the performance. '
Minnie Meyer, who has been ar
A rested, several times by Officer Wolfe,
says Wolfe has always treated her
courteously and" in a gentlemanly
manner, which might be a good tip
for some of the other cops.
The amount of the bond now re
quired on a disorderly charge, the
only one under which the girls can
be arrested according to latest or
ders from headquarters, has. been
raised from $200 to $400. The sum
of $120,000 has already been put up
for bonds to release girls arrested
through the zeal of the coppers pro
tecting the interests of Henrici's and
the Restaurant Keepers' Association
and paid their wages by the city.
We were amused to note a happen
ing last night near Henrici's, which
caused sudden blindness on the part
of the plain-clothes officers near by.
Some theatrical people wandered
from the Rialto on to Randolph
street. In the middle of the street the
man dropped bis bundle with a slam
to the sidewalk and jumped into the
air in what we thought was an epilep
tic fit. Then he bounced forward
seven or eight steps and clutched
a man around the neck. The three
of them stood in the middle of the
pavement so that every one had to
pass around them and they chatted
for five minutes.
But the plain-clothes men who con
stantly arrest girl pickets for mere
ly walking up and down the street
and in no way blocking the traffic,
never saw the loiterers, though five
of the officers were standing at close
Which makes us suspicious that
their eyesight is bad except when
they arrest girls, intoxicated men and
men who look as though they might
be workers and therefore sympath
ies with the strikers.
Mps. Raymond Robins, president
,of the National Woman's Trades Un
ion League, and Miss Mary Xnderson
of the Chicago Women's Trade Union
League picketed for a short while, but
were not disturbed by the coppers.
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The Tailors' Industrial Union Inter
national, affiliated with the American
Federation of Labor, will start a cam
paign to bring all workers in the
clothing industry into one body at a
big meeting to be held at the Hull
House Smith's Hall, Halsted arid' Polk
streets, Sunday afternoon, March 8.
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In London, a prison just for women
I exists.

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