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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 13, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 8

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plain? o"e o" the cavalry riding at
breakneck pace and arriving just in
time to preevnt the Indian massacre.
And noiselessly I left them, for the
theater was stuffy and out on the
street th warntbr.eeze still whisper
ed "Come on out andTplay."
The action of the Big Business and
the police in the Henrici strike were
condemned" by Miss Ellen Gates Starr
of Hull House at the meeting of the
Women's Trade Union League yes
terday afternoon.
"A conspiracy exists," said Miss
Starr, "to suppress the facts in the
Henrici strike. On the witness stand
I was not allowed to say that I was
on Randolph street to see fair-play.
Fair-play was objectionable and
stricken from the records.
"This shows that there is a con
spiracy between capital and the in
strumentalities of capital to keep the
truth from the public.
"I verified the statements of. the
cooks and bakers as to the sanitary
conditions and found them true. I
went on the picket line and when I
protested against the unnecessary .ar
rests and brutality of the police, was.
"Logically I ought to prosecute the
police. If I am innocent, they are
guilty in making the arrest. But the
police are merely a symptom of our
social ill-health and it would do no
good to prosecute some poor unin
telligent creature.
"I have done nothing. My arrest
was no real test. After I was booked
for disorderly conduct the charge
was changed to resisting an officer.
I believe the change was made so
that there would be no precedent in
the waitresses' arrests.
"The whole thing is merely a sys
tem of harassing, an effort to wear
down the strikers. The police fixing
bail at their own pleasure and mak
ing arrests as they see fit.
"We ought to know as American
citizens whpt order; were iued in
this strike and who gavp them. They
should be written orders. But that
would fix the responsibility where it
belongs and that is what they don't
"If we Avould unite politically and
stand together at the ballot box we
would defeat the men that use their
power to harass and mistreat labor."
Miss Elizabeth Maloney, business
agent of the Waitresses' Union, spoke
on the injunction proceedings. "The
final decree," she said, "would not be
entered until Tuesday, because the
judges objected to the unvarnished
statement that picketing is unlawful.
"They want to go on record that
peaceful picketing is lawful, provided
that we picket peacefully anywhere
but on Randolph street.
"The judges have objected to our
posters but we have no apologies to
make them. We are merely stating
the truth without judicial frills."
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"Well, are you crazy? What are
you waiting for? Why don't you
"I'm waiting here to see you blown
up." -
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In a Budapest publication it is
stated that the Countess Ostenplaten,
who spent more than 200,000 a year
on dress, has left her heirs sixty
dresses and 110 hats but nothing
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