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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 14, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 12

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After waiting all morning for a
venire of jurymen to be brought from
the Criminal Court on the North Side,
Catherine JacoBsra. union picket ar
rested charged with loitering in front
of a Knab restaurant, was tried in the
court presided over by Judge Scott
yesterday and at the close of the
afternoon session a sealed verdict
was ordered returned.
Jt is claimed that the men were
brought from the North Side because
of the acquittal verdicts returned by
two juries yesterday. Attorneys for
the prosecution were changed and
Prosecuting Attorney Schwartz rep
resented the city, assisted by Dudley
Taylor, lawyer for Knab, the restau
rant man, and for the Employers' As
sociation. Attorneys for the waitresses were
not permitted to mention the con
spiracy they charge on the part of
Knab to create excitement on the
street and thus secure the aid of the
police department in breaking the
Officer Luke McGuire, who arrest
ed. Catherine Jacobs, admitted with
out hesitancy that no crowd collected
on the street during the time that
the union pickets were there alone
and that it assembled because of the
signs in Knab's window and the
strikebreakers he placed on the street
with toy nannygoats and balloons.
Attorney Hope Thompson for the
waitresses met with an avalanche of
objections from Schwartz when he
attempted to draw the inference from
this testimony that Knab was respon
sible for the crowd and not the union
Lawyer Thompson pointed to the
fact that Knab's attorney was assist
ing Prosecutor Schwartz. Schwartz
jumped to his feet and declared Tay
lor was not Knab's lawyer but was
an assistant prosecuting attorney.
Later, Schwartz admitted to a Day
Book reporter that he knew Taylor
represented Knab, but "it didn't
make any difference in this case,"
which gives Knab's lawyer the ex
cellent advantage of assisting in the
effort to convict these girls in con
junction with the city just as the po
lice have assisted Knab by arresting
union pickets though they admit the
union pickets were not responsible
for the crowd that gathered on the
street v
Lawyer Thompson was not per
mitted to tell the jury that under the
ruling of three circuit court judges
the union pickets had the right to
picket as they were doing and thus
the issue was permitted to remain
one of the sovereign rights of a po
liceman to disregard the ruling of the
circuit court judges and arrest union
pickets whenever an employer may
see fit to try to break a strike by
causing a congestion on the street
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rm - ill
"My friend, aren't you afraid that
drink will finally bring you to the
gutter?" -
"Zactly why I'm holding to tftfo
lamp posht. Zackly!"

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