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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 16, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 8

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nied new trial Only appeal can pre
vent prison sentence.
Wm. Loeper, 132 Austin av., ar
rested after alleged attempt to bribe
policeman of Chicago av. station.
prank Powers, 807 S. State, arrest
ed for sewing button on pants in
Grant park.
Twelve bicycles stolen from Oak
Park boys recovered when police ar
rested Fred Rollins, negro, 1140 Lake.
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'Shall lads brought into boys' court
be catalogued and registered through
their finger prints, just like hardened
convicted criminals, regardless of
whether they are found guilty or re
leased? '
','No!" comes the answer from the
throat of every member of the Boys'
Brotherhood Republic.
Such feeling of resentment against
the order has been aroused among
the boys of the city that a monster
parade of boys with a mass meeting
at the Coliseum is planned.
A special meetmg of the Republic
was held last night and .a resolution
adopted calling for hiring attorneys
to make a test case if protests to
Mayor Thompson and to Judge Harry
Olson did not gain revocation of
Judge Olson's order to take the finger
prints. Plans were laid for the pa
rade and mass meeting.
"This new system at boys' court
means nothing short of crime breed
ing," said Ralph Goodman, mayor of
the republic "If a boy Is arrested for
playing in the streets because the city
will not build a playground his finger
print will be taken, just as if he had
robbed a" bank.
"Instead of tfie court trying to get
the boys out -of trouble, it seems they
are trying to get them Into it They
say they are doing it because they
want to be able t to detect second
offenders. This means that if a boy
is arrested by mistake and then dis
charged, if he is arrested again he is
second offender
"If you take the finger prints of an.
innocent boy who is discharged by
the judge because he did nothing bad,
you are going to make it hard for
that boy to be good when he has the
continual thought that his finger
print is on record in a criminal court.
It will not lessen the psychological ill
effect upon him to tell him that the
finger print catalogue is not consid
ered a rogues' gallery."
More than half of the boys brought
into boys' qourt are discharged.
This morning's Examiner quotes
one of the vice presidents of one 'of
the, local unions of the striking gar
ment workers as saying that the,
strike is already lost
This was denounced as untrue by
Sidney Hillman, International presi-,
dent of the union, this morning.
"I am positive no officer of our or
ganization would make such a state
ment and that the Examiner has de
liberately misquoted or twisted some
statement," said Hillman. "It is just
such a campaign of lies as this that
we have been fighting since thebe
ginning of the strike. I think that
the people have learned to see what
Is back of the' stories published in,
the trust papers.
"So the manufacturers' told the
aldermen that 90 per cent of their
employes were back to work. We
will say that only 10 per cent are,
back to work and make it even 100,
per cent The parade we held last
Tuesday proved who are the liars."
Beginning at 12 midnight, Sunday
the strikers will hold entertainments
in Hodcarriers'. Wicker Park and
Troy .halls. Singers, dancers and
speakers wll come forth from the
ranks of the strikers and entertain
the crowds until 4 o'clock in tiiei
morning, wehn they will go out on
the picket lines.
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A single projectile from a 15-inch
naval gun weighs 950 pounds. -
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