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ALLEGED LABOR ASSOCIATION
DENOUNCED BY JUDGE
An organization styling itself the
Negro Waiters' ass'n has sent letters
to candidates for judgesjof the circuit
court requesting contrifiutions with
promise of endorsement. Among
candidates who got letters" were
Judge Joseph Sabbath and John D.
Farrell, the labor lawyer.
Justin Davis of the association
talked to Judge Sabbath, who says
Da.is promised the organization's
support in return for $75.
"It has not been my experience
with labor that it would take pay for
endorsements it might give," said
Judge Sabbath. "I do not believe this
is a bonaflde labor organization. I
am anxious to helpiabor, I have al
ways stood for labor, but my knowl
edge of organized labor makes me to
believe it would not make such re
quest as this."
Judge Sabbath did not donate.
The Negro Fellowship league is
sending letters to judges to the effect
that the Negro Waiters' ass'n is not
a bonafide organization.
John D. Farrell said he told Davis
that he was paying no organizations
for support, that he expected to be
elected without resorting to such tac
ticsv. At a meeting of labor men yester
day the John D. Farrell :lub was
formed and 3,000 were pledged for
duty at tjhe polling places on flection
Bingharnton, N. Y. Riot-between
hundred Italians and Austrians re
sulted in stabbing of. Joseph S,. Kadra
i and brother PauL v-
1 Cleveland. Mrs. MilljcentSearle,
wife of Minneapolis real (estate oper
lator, here after riding thousands of
miles to find missing terrier which
disappeared enroute from Cincinnati
Syracuse, N. Y. In addition to 4
killed in dynamite explosion of Sat
urday 3 more victims of accident not
REPORT SHOWS HOW POOR
PATRONIZE PUBLIC LIBRARIES
In the exclusive and fashionable
Hyde Park and Austin residence dis
tricts branches of the public library
are maintained in beautiful buildings.
Thousands of volumes of the latest
fiction are displayed on shelves that
are rarely disturbed by the public. fp
Down in the slums are other
branches. Here in the rooms of so
cial settlements are books, dog-eared
and dirty. In some the pages are
falling out and the records of the
librarians show enormous exchanges
The tasfes of the poor do not run
to light fiction and as one glances
over the shelves the much circulated
works of Henry George, -Karl Marx;
Nietszche and Tolstoi are noted.
Of the thousands of people who are
served daily the majority work for
small wages, according to the report
of John F. Phelan, chief of branches.
" Children are the most eager read
ers," he said. "The branches keep
them from the streets. Many of them
stay until the branches close in the
evening at lOo'clock."
Out in the Blackstone Memorial
branch in the .Hyde Park district, at
49th st and Lake av., 7,546 books
were issued from the 15,000 on the
.Down in the pqorer district of the
West Side is the branch at the "He
brew institute, Taylor and jLytle sts.
Here there are 7,000 tooks on the l
shelves and last month, 10,008 peo
ple read them. ; r
-SOME OTHER BABY 'HAS EM.
Indianapolis. -New brand of rob-
ber, the stork thief, began operations
here today. Mrs. .A. W. -Brandt had
packed allvher lingerie, big and little,
for a visit ID the maternity hospital
nd- had them waiting in the front
room. When no one was looking in
walked Mr. Stork-thief and took
every 'blessed thing. Diamonds and I
money lying around handy were left '
"xpected to live. ,
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