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The day book. [volume] (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 05, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 32

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126 WAITRESSES' CASES UP FOR
TRIAL TODAY
Fourteen girl pickets have been ar
rested 126 times in front of Henrici's
restaurant.
These 126 cases are""set for trial
today and will be heard before Judge
Perry L. Persons, county judge of
Lake county, who is taking the place
of Judge Fake.
Over 60 witnesses and a large
crowd of clubwomen will jam the
courtroom.
Only when the., vice districts have
been raided has such a large number
of women been brought into a Chi
cago court charged with disorderly
conduct. Besides the conspiracy
cases, the charge against the wait
resses reads that each of them "did
make, aid, countenance and assist in
making an improper noise, riot, dis
turbance, breach of the, peace and di
version tending to break the peace,"
and "did with other persons collect
in a body or crowd for unlawful pur
poses and to the annoyance and dis
turbance of other persons."
Of the girl pickets arrested at Hen
rieci's, 32 have been sent to the Har
rison street station and kept there
from three to four hours.
The Illinois State Board of Chari
ties recently issued a report and the
board's inspector, Miss Vella Martin,
said this about tie cells' into which
the waitresses have been thrown
lately:
"Disorderly women are placed in a
department on the third floor which
is like that for men. The cells are
dark, ill-ventilated and unfurnished,
save with planks for beds. Blankets
are used, but they are very dirty,"and
as the women are confined in com
mon cells vermin spreads rapidly.
The people of Chicago should realize
that such a station as the one at Har
rison street is unfit for the housing
of animals."
Miss Amy Walker, daughter of
Judge Charles M. Walker, was on the
picket hue last uight. She is an active
member of the Women's Trade Union
League.
THOMPSON ON U. S. COMMISSION
ON INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS
W. 0. Thompson .thelocal labor at
torney, has been appointed counsel
for United States commission on hr
dustrial relations. He will begin work
immediately. He will accompany the
commission on its round-the-country
trip, which is being made for the pur
pose of. adjusting labor disputes.
Thompson is well known in Chi
cago. He played a prominent part in
the garment workers' strike of 1910.
He was once a law partner of the
late Governor Altgeld and also of
Clarence Darrow.
PLAN EPILEPTIC COLONY
Springfield, III., March 5. State
board of administration tentatively
accepted 1,066 acres of land north of
Dixon as site for state epileptic colony
and instructed attorney general to
bring suit to condemn same, which is
held' at price the board regards as too
high.
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SAYINGS OF MR. MOUSE
v7
B rue. tiois
"How were the speeches at the
nail manufacturers' banquet?"
"Right to the point."
weatheSTforecast
Cloudy Thursday; Fiday fair;
moderate iemperaturei moderate
winds.
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