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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 17, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 2

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Mr. Heineman?" asked Att'y Harry
"Get the hell out of here."
Miss Grady testified she and Miss
Stoetzel had called Heineman's atten
tion to Sec 14 of the. factory inspec
tion act It says employers shall let
inspectors look in on any conditions
anywhere in a factory and interfer
ence is punishable by fine of from $5
to $100.
Heineman himself took the stand.
He said he had acted as a gentleman
and used the best manners he knew
how toward the ladies. The two wo
men inspectors had questioned girl
workers, he stated, and Miss Grady
once remarked: "This place is a
sweatbox and I wouldn't work in it
for $50 a week."
Miss Angelina Roemer, treasurer of
Heineman Co., testified her boss al
ways had behaved himself like a gent
and never got in the way of inspect
ors. Two other girls were put on as
witnesses and they swore their boss
is a perfect gent Judge Hill said:
"The court is compelled to recog
nize that witnesses for the defense
are emplbyes of the Heineman Co.
and this fact must be considered in
weighing their testimony. A large
company, such as the Heineman Co.,
no matter what its officers think
about the factory laws, should ob
serve not the letter but the spirit of
the law. There should be no such in
terference as has been shown with
factory law administration. I shall
assess a fine of $25 and costs against
the defendant"
Factory Inspector Nelson said to
day two more actions will be brought
against Heineman. Nelson said:
"He gives his working girls 1,400
instead of the 2,000 cubic feet of air
space per individual required by law.
And we have evidence he compels
girls to stand at work all day, refus
ing stools, as required by law."
Heineman is a bachelor living at
6142 Sheridan road. He employs 824
girls, 403 of them under 16 years of
age. He tops the records in Illinois as i
an employer of tikes still in their
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Washington, Feb. 17. War depart
ment today sent to General Funston,
in charge on Mexican border, unoffi
cial information concerning plans for
new Mexican uprising alleged to be
maturing in this country.
Information given department in
private letters is that conspiracy has
reached a very definite stage.
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Cleveland, Feb. 17. If a presumpt
uous actor steps from the stage and
kisses you full upon the lips, it's
worth $1,000 if you are a woman.
That's the sum just paid to Miss Ev
elyn Glenn, Cleveland, who was kiss
ed by George Stone, in Empire the
ater during recent performance. She
sued for $15,000.
Petrograd. Greatest demonstra
tion since capture of Przemysl occur
red in Petrograd today, following the
confirmation of reports, of capture of
Capture of Erzerum means the col
lapse of all Turkish plans of conquest
in Persia, military men here believe,
and possibly will force Turks to aban
don their plans to invade Egypt.
Amsterdam. 5,000 Russian sol
diers killed, several thousand wound
ed in last 3 days of fighting before
London. Capture of Erzerum by
Russians has caused record-breaking
slump in prices of German mark, ac
cording to Amsterdam dispatches.
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Richmond, Va., Feb. 17. Flamingo
limited, Seaboard Air Line, wrecked
10 miles below Richmond. Several
Pullmans reported to have left track
and turned over. 6 passengers report
ed seriously injured.

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