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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 21, 1915, NOON EDITION, Image 2

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"I did not make the salad," Mrs.
Burke told the Day Book reporter in
her room at the hospital Tuesday
afternoon. "I was only a dishwasher
at the high school. The evening of
the banquet I peeled some potatoes,
but they had to be boilecT before they
could be used. Wouldn't boiling kill
germs if I had any? The only things
I touched were vegetables that were
cooked afterward."
A week ago a machine drew up in
front of the home of R. J. Spears,
Maywood, where she lived. Police
men put her into it and took her to
the hospital No warrant was shown.
Mrs. Bur,ke is not under arrest.
"(Jo ask Dr. Frances E. Chapman,"
suggested the hospital house physi
cian when asked who ordered Mrs.
Burke's detention.
In the office of the Oak Park health
department Dr. Chapman was found
at her desk. Out loud she was read
ing a page of a great stack of copy
that lay on her desk. It appeared to
3e the transcript of an interview with
ione of those who had been to the
ihigh school banquet
"Did you eat any of the salad?"
The reporter heard her read this
question from the transcript
The reporter announced who he
was. "I cannot see you. I will not,"
she said.
"Is Mrs. Burke being detained un
der order of this health department?"
persisted the reporter. "Ask Dr.
Bowers there," came the reply.
"Mrs. Burke is detained by Oak
Park authority under an order is
sued by the secretary of the Illinois
State Bord of Health," said Bowers.
That ended the interview. As he
went out the reporter turned in the
anteroom. The door was slammed in
his face.
"I am treated fine here," said Mrs.
Burke. "But I do not know what 1
shall do if I do not soon gain my
liberty. Now they are talking of
moving me to another hospital I
will not go. I am not ill. I have not
sven been given a drop of medicine.
They do not even say I have: typhoid.
I know I have never had it'
Friends of the old lady she is 55
are preparing to take drastic action
unless she is soon released unless
some one comes forward with a good
reason for her being held a prisoner.
They ask, "Are Oak Park health au
thorities merely trying to establish
an alibi for letting an epidemic de
velop?" o o
Cardiff, July 21. Delegates repre
senting the 200,000 striking Welsh
coal miners at noon today ratified the
settlement made yesterday by the
miners' executive council. It was an
nounced that the men wil lreturn to
work at once.
Owners agreed to a minimum 10
per cent increase over new standard
of wages, which fixed 50 per cent in
crease over standard of 1889. This
scale of wages will remain In force
until months after close of war and
will continue in effect after expiration
of that period until one side serves
notice three months in advance of a
desire to abrogate the agreement
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Hammond, Ind., July 21. The Cal
umet stock yards, from which over
100,000 horses have been shipped to
allies, forced to purchase 35 acres ad
ditional land to stock vast horde of
horses agents of allies are purchasing.
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Atlanta, Ca., July 21. Leo M.
Frank's condition continues satisfac
tory today, according to latest ac
counts from Milledgeville prison farm.
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Stanford Park doings: Concert,
Kennedy's band, Tuesday evening,
movies with the music. Swimming
pool open daily. Towels, bathing,
suits, showers, life saving service.
Everything freo,

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