Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1924 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the
National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. external link Learn more
Image provided by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, Urbana, IL
Newspaper Page Text
ITT1. y - j- ' .? ' a , X' y 't jt j,y!5"
with-his bayonet. It was brought
out at the investigation that the
soldiers thought the boy was
trying to push the first militia
man from the trestle. The boy
was in the hospital, but recov
ered." Sullivan described the mass
meeting of the strikers and said
that while there was no disorder
in the meetings, the crowds
would fill the streets afterwards
and yell at the police.
Then he told of the only vio
lence offered by the strikers
which he remembered during his,
whole testimony. i
"One day the strikers pulled
street car trolleys from the
wires," he said. "They threw
chunks of ice through the car
windows and dragged the pas
sengers out and beat them. I was
struck by pieces of ice at this
point and I arrested a man for
"The crowd continued to throw
at me, and an officer who was
near came to my aid. As I was
taking my prisoner out of the
crowd an Armenian struck me a
hard blow with a chunk of ice. I
reached out and struck him with
my club, just as ha'rd as I could
fetch it. He was the only man
on whom I used a club that day."
C. F. Lynch, commissioner of
public safety of Lawrence, also
was put on the stand. Lynch dis
played a remarkable ignorance of
just what had been happening in
Lawrence, and a still greater ig-norance-of
"I saw Women and children in
thc-city jail,", he -said, in answer
to a question, "but I did not know
just why they were there, except
that they were being held until
their cases could be disposed of.
"But," he added, hastily, "they,
were not under arrest. They
were just 'detained.'
"Just what do you mean by the
term 'under arrest'? demanded
Rep. Lenroot, who seemed to be
curious as to Lynch's mental pro
cesses. "I don't know anything about
law," said Lynch.
Lynch was asked why he pre
vented the children from leaving
"I was afraid they would not be
sent to proper places," he said.
"Did you tell the police to find
out whether these children were
going to proper places?" asked
Rep. Stanley. '
"Did you tell the police to -insist
upon the written consent of
"What if the parents were at
the station with them?"
"Then the police could accept
the oral permission, if they knew
it came from the real parents."
"Did you read the law under
which you acted?" demanded
"Ldid not." .
"I didn't think you had," said $
Cleveland women's boycott o
butter is estimated to have spread
to 55,000 consumers. We mean
that the -boycott spread, not the