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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 24, 1912, Image 1

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Vol. 1, No. 129 ' r Chicago, Saturday, Feb. 24, 1912 ' One Cent
CHILDREN .TORN FROM MOTHERS' ARMS-MOTHERS
CLUBBED INTO SUBMISSION AT LAWRENCE
Children To Be Kept 5n City by Force and Starved Until Textile
' , " 'Strikers Bend the Knee to Mill Owners.
. and 'hums TTto-hf n( t-U i-f1i
ers and five of the fathers were,
arrested and placed in cells sep
arate from their frightened,
cowed children. -, l
The cases have not come to'
trial yet, and meantime wild an
archy is abroad in this city an
anarchy of martial law.
Even the "right of free speech
has been denied. Orders were
issued from police headquarters
early this forenoon that anyone
who criticized the action of the
police and soldiers was to be ar
rested and thrown in jail imme
diately. The trouble which reached its
culmination today in this act
which even Russian chronicles
cannot surpass in cruelty and
high-handed usurpation of the
rights of a free people, began two
weeks ago.
The penniless textile strikers
were sending their children out
of the city to the homes of
brother unionists in New York,
Philadelphia and Vermont,
where they would be cared for
and receive decent food.
Two weeks ago, Colonel Sweet
zer, in charge of the militia, is-
Washington; Feb. 24. A
congressional investigation of,
"'the latest Lawrence develop-
- ment was made certain this
afternoon. Chairman Wilson-
of the house committee On la-
bor, 'wired President Golden'
of the textile workers' union
for an official statement of to-
day's atcion of the police. On
receipt of it he will order his
committee to investigate fully
what he terms an "unwar-
ranted assumption of author-
ity" by the Lawrence police.
Lawrence, Mass., Feb. 24.
Fifty children were torn from
their mothers' arms by armed
militia and police to prevent the
children being sent out of this
strike-ridden, starving city, to
day. When mothers tried to prevent
their children being torn from
them, soldiers and policemen,
acting-under direct orders of their
chiefs, clubber the defenseless
women into submission.
Ten of the little children were
arrested, and thrown into jail
with drunkards and vagabonds
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