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the stockholder interested to the
hoard of directors of the-Associa-tfon,
for recommendation as to
the position which such stock
holder shall take in the contro
versy. If the adoption of the
line of action recommended by
the unanimous vote of the board'
of directors shall result in a dis
turbance to his or its business
by strike, boycott or otherwise,
then all the other stockholders
of the Association 'shall, upon
demand, render to sthe said
stockholder all possible as
sistance and co-operation, regard
less of loss or disadvantage re
sulting thereby to themselves.
The penalty for refusal or failure
of any stockholder to render as
sistance as herein required, shall
be Five Thousand Dollars ($5,
000.00)." ' That is the way the publishers',
trust started out. This agree-
ment banded the big publishers
together against labor unions
and even against newsboys. If
one member had trouble all he
had to do was to turn his trouble
over to the board of directors of
the trust and do as the board di
lected.him to do.
. The union might think, of
course, that it was doing business
with one publisher, "but in fact
would be dealing with a publish
ers' union that had any labor
union in town beaten a block for
That was the situation -when
Hearst broke into the Chicago
newspaper game in July, 1900.
The trust tried to shut him out,
buthe-ejdisted tiff-active support
of organized -labor, anH "put up"
such "a fight that the publishers
trust had to let him in.
It was during this fight that
Hearst had to hire prize fighters
to get his paper on the streets of
Chicago. "And sluggers have been
an important part of the news
paper circulation game ever since
The newspapers fought among
themselves, to be sure, but the
moment It was anybody else
against a newspaper, why then
they flocked together and the
trust got busy.
There have been changes since.
The Chronicle is dead. Lawson
handed the morning Record to
Kohlsaat long enough for Kbhl
saat to spend his pile, and then
Lawson" pulled back his Record
and the old Times-Herald with it.
For when Kohlsaat borrowed'
The Record and' gave Lawson
bonds, he consolidated the Rec-'
ord and Times-Herald into The1
The Inter-Ocean finally got in
to the combine, too.
There is lots more interesting
news about Chicago newspapers,
but that's about enough for one
What He Drew.
' "Did your uncle leave you any
thing in his will?"
"Only a new responsibility." -
"What dp you mean ?"
1 "He left me an equity in a
house he was buying on the in-
stallment plan, and I've got to''
pay $30 a'month for twenty years
to .win." Detroit Free Press, "