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police. If they Were found guilty their
picketing could have been stopped. Why is it that however you work it the law doesn't appear to protect the poor? o o stand on Wilson's Mexican and Canal Tolls policies. Anyhow, Roger had better keep his eye peeled on that Hearst thing or Carter H. may hand him a lemon. . The Law's Delay. If the first judge before whom striking wait resses were brought on charges of disorderly conduct and conspiracy had given them a speedy trial, all this delay might have been avoided. The girls were either guilty of the charges or they were not. Human as well as property rights were in volved. Any one of the ca'ses could have been tried in a day. All of us could have found out quickly wheth er the girls were within the law or not. But several judges strung the case along. Other arrests were made. More bond money was exacted. More ex pense piled up for the waitresses. Witnesses were brought into court only to be sent away by a continu ance or transfer to another judge. ' In the meantime the publicly-paid police and the hired'private" detec tives continued to forcibly picket for Henrici's restaurant; and when the waitresses continued to peacefully picket they were repeatedly arrested. And finally the lawyers got the thing before other judges on applica tion for injunctions. In the meantime picketing by waitresses was stopped by a request of these judges. Which was just what the hotel- and restau rant trust wanted. It won their fight for them. Every advantage was with the employers. So, however honorable the inten tions of any of the judges may have been,- the effect of their dilatory con duct was more effective in helping the employers than was the brutality of the police pickets of the restaurant. Why didn't the first judge promptly try the first case? ) If the girls had been found not guilty of conspiracy or disorderly conduct there would have been no ex cuse for farther persecution by the ON TO HIS CURVES "What is his sphere in life?" "Well, judging fronr-the circle of his acquaintances, I'd say he was a rounder." ' " MOTHER PUTslHE KIBOSH ON THE MOUTH-WASHING STUNT An old-fashioned mother exploded another of the new "scientific" moral cures yesterday. This particular cure was the mouth-wash which Lucy Page Gas ton proposed to give every boy cigar ette smoker. And Judge Pinckney of the Juve nile Court was allowing her to get away with it untii one quiet little mother told him something. This mother's lad was brought be fore Judge Pinckney "yesterday. "Do you smoke cigarettes?" asked the judge'. "yes, sir," answered the boy. Immediately the scientific bunch began to get the mouth-wash, which is a mixture niore distasteful to a boy thai! castor oil.