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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 15, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 12

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Kitty Dalton, a union waitress on
strike at Knab's restaurant, was tried
yesterday in the courtroom presided
over by Judge Scott, on a charge of
loitering while on picket duty.
Three police officers testified
against Miss Dalton Officers Tobin,
Lahey and Lawson. Tobin said he
had told Miss Dalton to get off the
street and she had refused to obey.
The other officers were unable to
corroborate this.
Tobin admitted that the crowd
came on the street attracted by the
sign in Knab's window and the strike
breakers placed on the street by
Miss Dalton denied that Tobin had
asked her to get off the street or had
spoken to her at all until he told her
she was under arrest, &B the snaky
patrol, which was then making the
round of Knab restaurants, drew up
before the one on Dearborn street.
This was in direct contradiction to
the testimony of the officer that he
sent for the patrol and waited ten
minutes before it arrived after he had
ordered Miss Dalton to leave the
street. ,
Rose Herman, a witness for Miss
Dalton, tore the veil frbm the mys
tery surrounding how Knab pickets
managed to disappear from the street
just before the patrol arrived. She
claimed the chauffeur for Dudley
Taylor, Knab's lawyer, and until noon
yesterday acting as assistant city
prosecutor, beckoned the girl inside
of Knab's restaurant just before Miss
Dalton was placed under arrest.
As has been the custom since City
Prosecuting Attorney Schwartz took
charge of the prosecution, neither
John D. Farrell nor Hope Thompson,
attorneys for the waitresses, were
permitted to make any mention of
what is the cnix of this matter, the
conspiracy on the part of Knab to
have the police assist him In breaking
the strike by putting lurid literature
in his windows and sensationally I
equipped strikebreakers on the street.
Every attempt of the attorneys to
bring out this thing which is abso
lutely vital to the situation was met
with an avalanche of sustained ob
jection from Schwartz, notwithstand
ing the fact that Schwartz was able
to deny to the jury what he succeeded
in having the attorneys prevented
from telling the jury. Schwartz in-
slsted in vltrolic language that there
was no labor trouble involved and no
conspiracy between Knab and the po
lice. Judge Scott ruled that the jury
should ignore any reference to a con
spiracy on the part of Knab to bring
about these arrests
Catherine Jacobs, found guilty and
fined under this same presentation of
evidence Thursday, has appealed for
a new trial and a motion will be heard"
on same today.
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New York, Aug. 15. By 6 o'clock
this evening nine liners 'will have
sailed from New York for European
ports if the sailing schedule planned
early today is followed. Nearly 2,
000 reservists will be aboard the ves
sels, heading for French, Italian,
Dutch and British ports.
The first liner to slip away was the
Cedric, which steamed from the har
bor shortly after midnight. The name
of the vessel was painted out and
though Cap't J. 0. Carter and officials
of the White Star Line said they ex
pected no trouble, one of the British
warships patrolling off Sandy Hook
was to pick up the Cedric after she
passed the Ambrose channel light, a
From there the Cedric is to be con- W
voyed to Halifax, where she willjae
picked up by the warship Good Hope.
The Cedric will be escorted by a
cruiser throughout practically her
entire voyage.
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New Orleans. Eugene Cassfonal,
ex-pree. New Orleans stock ex
change, suicided.

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