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THE LABOR ADVOCATE
RUTH CRUGER'S MURDER A Case Which lias Called for a Searching. Investigation of the Now York City Police- J)eiart inent IntcictiiiK Dissertation on the Xow Celehrateil Case and Some Advice to .Mothers of Young Girls. Even in the midst of a war like tiiis, when horrors arc served to us wholesale every day and when the life of the in dividual has come to have little more general significance than the life of an insect, such a tragedy as that of the murder of Ruth Cuiger attracts more than momentary attention and divides newspaper space with the war news. The explanation is found in the element of mystery in which the case has been involved, in the youth and sex of the victim, and, more than all, in the fact that it relates to social conditions which threaten the recurrence of the same dan ger and which may carry the same clamity to any home. One lesson which the case emphasizes is the perils of great cities, especially to the young and inexperienced. It is a familiar lesson, which has been painted in moral and physical destruction in innumerable instances before, but it does not seem to have impressed itself with sufficient force on the guardians of our young people. We grow so ac customed to their going out on the streets and coming back safely, so used to the smooth routine of life, that wc torget the moral and physical evils and menaces that necessarily exist in large centres of population, and we permit children to take risks of all sorts that they should not be permitted to run. Our American boys and girls resent su pervision of their lives, liberties and pur suits of happiness. They imbibe early the American belief in freedom, and they think their fathers and mothers silly and old-fashioned when they warn them not to go to this or that "place alone. In point of fact, fathers and mothers are silly, but they are silly not because they occasionally admonisli their joungstcrs to be prudent, but because they do not hold a tighter rein on them and guard them more carefully. This sort of chaperonage is as much a duty to the child as providing it with food and clothes. Of course, in the case of a very large number of persons it is difficult or impossible. Many mothers and fathers must devote all their time and energy to making a living for their dependents. And yet even they can make their boys and girls understand the importance of avoiding particular aangcr zones, isut since there are such things as organized vice and organized depravity, there must be an organized system of protection for those who are most liable, by reason of the poverty or straitened means ot their parents, to fall victims to the dangers and beasts of prey who lurk in large cities. We have something of the sort already in societies for the prevention of cruelty and immorality to children, but there should be vigilance societic.s on a larger and more efficient scale. A suggestion to this effect has been made in New York as a result of the Cruger murder, and the task of organizing such a move ment may be intrusted to the woman who solved the mystery which baffled the police. It is primarily woman's work, and it should be takcn.up every where by women's clubs and organiza tions. The Brooklyn Shoe Store All Kinds of Sample Shoes, Union Made, at Reasonable Prices. Also Shoe Repairing at Lowest Prices The Best Leather Used S. RAPPArORT, Prop. 1121 VINE STREET, CINCINNATI, O. GEORGE DECKER Ladies' and Gents' Furnishing Good, Dry Goods, Notions, Etc. 1550 ELM ST., Nur Liberty Telephone Canal 4BB1-R Best Goods at Lowest Prices. Cut out this coupon, brine it to our store on Tuesday and you will "receive 20 extra tamps with a purchase of one dollar. HARRY E. 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Declaring that "We can not expect our boys to go to the front and then let their families freeze next winter," Governor Cox today an nounced that he has called a conference of coal operators for Fiiday, June 29, for the purpose of working out some improvement in the present situation as to demand and prices of coal. While the governor does not say what he believes is contributing to high coal prices, he remarked, in a statement, that "people expect the Government to pro tect them against unnecessary conditions growing out of commercial conspiracy or delinquent service by the railroads." A. A. Augustus of Cleveland, presi dent of the Cambridge Collcries com pany of Guernsey county, and a mem ber of the governor's war cabinet, will be chairman of the meeting. Coal op erators of the state will attend. In ad dition, the governor said the following railroad officials are expected to take part in the conference : G. L. Peck, vice president Pennsylvania Lines, Pitts burgh ; J. W. Roberts, superintendent of freight transportation, Pennsylvania Lines, Pittsburgh; A. V. Thompson, traffic vice president Baltimore & Ohio railroad, Baltimore; W. M. Duncan, president Wheeling & Lake Eric rail road, Cleveland. "It is unnecessary to elaborate upon the conditions as to scarcity and price of coal," said the governor in a state ment. "There are so many conflicting contentions as to the cause of it all that we deem it necessary to go to the bot tom of the whole situation. Industrial plants are very busy, and many of them are operating 24 hours a day, and yet the coal miners many days every month are laid off. The explanation of this is shortage of cars. "If the state finds itself without au thority we will at least be in the posi tion of making a definite recommenda tion to the Federal Government." EMPLOYERS GIVK.V IJOXUS. New York. More than 3,000 em plojces of the Sinclair Oil and Refin ing company will be benefited by a wage bonus of 10 per cent voted today by the directors to those receiving less than $2,500 a car. The order is effective as of April 1. The bonus will be paid quar terly. SEVENTH STREET L. POTTSCHMIDT, Prop. WHOLESALE AND RETAIL Phone, West 15S9.L JOS. R. KUPER PRICE Phone, Wost2473 BET. 6'.: S 7 STS aSdxyru m. m m wm Wearing Apparel A WEEK UNION MADE THE BILL Fifth Street Upstairs TILL 10 P. M. NATURALIZATION REFUSED Uy .Incite Hollister to One of the German School Teachers That School Directors Schwab, Mitten dorf and Fisk Are Defending Against the AVish of the Ameri cans of Cincinnati. Sharply criticizing Albert Blikel, teacher of German at Mt. Airy School, for his failure to answer correctly ques tions about the constitution of this coun try during his examination for citizen ship last night, Judge Howard C. Hol lister, in United States District Court, said the case was a serious reflection upon the public school sjstem of Cin cinnati. Blikel declared he has been in this country 28 jcars. Court records show that his petitions for citizenship filed in Cincinnati October 2G, 1012, and No vember :s, 1013, were dismissed because he tailed to qualify. Replying to questions of the Exam iner, Ulikcl said lie has been in the United States since 18SD. He replied also that he was born in Germany. "What is the constitution?" was the second question asked of the applicant. Blikel hesitated a moment and then admitted to the Court that he did not know of the origin or the purpose of the constitution. "This lack of intelligence on your part amazes me," said Judge Hollister vehe mently. "Your case is a sad comment ary upon our public school system, and I recommend that it be given immediate attention by the Trustees of Mt. Airy School. It is a reilcctionupon Cincin nati to have a man who displays such a woeful lack of knowledge of the prin ciples upon which our great Government was founded, teaching American chil dren in our public schools." After his application had been re jected Blikel left the courtroom. Subsequently- he said he did not understand the question of the Court. He said also that he has been a teacher at Mt. Airy School 13 years. He refused to com ment upon" the action of the Court in dismissing his case. Forty-three applicants for citizenship were accepted by the Court last night after they had declared their allegiance to the Government. UXIOX GIRLS WIN STRIKE. Frostburg, Md. Trade union girls employed at the Parker hosiery mills have won a four-weeks' strike and se cured increased wages. TEAMSTEHS KAISE WAGES. Toledo, O. Wage 'increases that range from $2 to $4 a week have been secured by Teamsters and Chauffeurs' union. Newark, X. J. 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