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ONE CENT-THE DAY BOOK-ONE CENT
JUDGE RULES OUT THE EXCUSE
OF "BUSINESS" IN TRIALS
Men will not in future beable to
escape jury service in -Judge Kick
ham Scanlan's court by giving the
excuse that their business would sut
ler if they had to do their duty by
the state. Judge Scanlan made this
plain today when he issued a call for
100 additional veniremen for the
labor case now before him.
"I have had enough of the pester
ing of business men who want to es
cape their duty in the jury box,"
Judge Scanlan said. "I will not ex
cuse a man trom duty simply because
he is a business man and busy."
Judge Scanlan also took a fall out
of Att'ys Dan'l Cruise and ex-Judge
John Owens, attorneys for the labor
men, for their challenging veniremen
on the ground that newspaper stories
which they read were biased.
Of the first hundred veniremen
summoned only three prospective
jurors were secured. The new list
contains the names of many prom
inent business men, among them,
Fred M. Pfaelzer, millionaire packer;
Walter B. Bevan, millionaire board of
trade member, and Honore Palmer,
big local real estate man and owner
of Mexican mines.
Unless these men can find a better
excuse than "business" they will have
to do jury duty the same as clerks
and workingmen have too,.
WILSON TO STAND FIRM ON THE
Washington, April 26. President
Wilson will under no circumstances
withdiaw his demand that German
submarines warn freighters as well
as passenger liners, it was declared
on good authority here today. This
statement was made by officials, who
commented on United Press dis
patches from Berlin reporting the
president's demand with regard to.
freighters to be the chief obstacles
in the way of an amicable settlement.
Francis Neilson of England will
give first of series of six lectures May
1, at 116 S. Michigan av.
Annual May ball by Chicago Wait
resses Union, Local 484, at West Chi
cago club, Throop and Adams sL,
Sat, April 29. Tickets from members
25 cents; at door, 50 cents.
North-West Side Commercial ass'n
luncheon, Gersten's cafe, Thurs.,
12:30 p. m. Oscar P. Nelson, state
factory inspector, speaks: "The En
forcement of the Juvenile Law."
34th ward Socialists meet tonight
at Lawndale hall, Trumbull and
Ogden avs. M. Shulman will lead
discussion on "What Is Class Con
sciousness?" Loyal Orange institution enter
tainment and lecture, Orchestra hall,
Fri. H. C. Hocken, ex-mayor of To
ronto, will speak. Ingleside quartette
Young American branch, Work
men's circle, will hold dance, West
Side coliseum, Sat, 8 p. m. Ten per
cent of net profit goes for a labor
Single tax club meeting, 8 p. m.,
Fri., 64 W. Randolph, Andrew J.
O'Donnell speaks: "Brotherhood."
Census of people who ride the "L"
NEW YORK STOCKS. Market
dull and uncertain.
Probably light showers this after
noon; continued cool and unsettled
weather tonight and Thursday; fresh
northerly winds. Temperature Tues
day: Hjghest, 51; lowest, 41, J