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THREE LAWYERS INDICTED ON
BLACKMAIL CHARGE Omaha, Neb., March 12. Three prominent attorneys who have repre sented Mrs. Nellie Risley Paul in vari ous legal proceedings against Arthur D. Brandeis, millionaire department store proprietor, have been indicted' by the grand jury on charge of black mail. Irving F. Baxter, formerly judge of the district court is charged with ex torting $7,500 from Brandeis by threatening to expose certain charges made by Mrs. Paul that Brandeis had improper relations with beT young son," Clarence Risley, an amateur actor. R. H. Olmsted, attorney, is charged with blackmail in connection ' with later payment of $30,000 made by Brandeis to obtain silence. T. E. Brady, who recently repre sented Mrs. Paul in a $250,000 dam age suit against Brandeis is indicted in connection with the suit. The jury found for Brandeis, but added to its finding that Mrs. 'Paul had already been compensated for all damages. Three other lawyers have been in dicted on charges of embezzlement and subordination of perjury. o o MINISTERS ASKED TO PREACH ONE-DAY-REST SERMON Every minister in the' city of Chi cago has been asked by the Women's Trade Union League to preach a ser mon next Sunday that the good old Biblical law of one-day 'rest in seven be applied to the working women of Chicago. In the letter the league explained how the strike of the Henrici wait resses wassailed because they want ed $8 for six days work rather than $7 for saven days. ''The most distinctive creation of the church in the economic life of mankind is the one-day rest in seven," the letter reads. "A working week of seven days is, or ought to be, but of place in a Christian civilization. It is survival of Paganism anda direct challenge of the powers of the church. "Of all our institutions, the church naturally is the most concerned in this issue now confronting our pub lic and affecting our workers. "The numerous unjust arrests and the brutality of the police towards the waitresses have so taken the at tention of the people that the great issue in this controversy, the one-day rest in seven, is lost sight of." o o AFTER THREE YEARS' BATTLE THEY GET $75 EACH New York, March 12. After a legal battle of nearly three 'years, ad ministrators, of the estates of 23 of the victims burned to death in the Triangle shirtwaist factory fire, where doors were locked so that em ployes could not escape, settled on the basis of $75 each. These amounts will not be paid by Harris & Blanck, proprietors of the factory, or Joseph E. Asch, owner of the building in, which 148 employes were burned to death, but by an em ployers' liability company. o o "Look, Jimmy, there's a niessen ger boy runnin'!" "Shucks, you're easy. That ain't no messenger boy; that's a mbvin' picture actor."