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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 03, 1912, Image 8

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being proyTdedA judge refuged
to issue -a writ of habeas corpus
for thfe release of one" woman,
kept in the mill over night, it was
alleged, against her will. It was
the first time in labor history that
employes were actually locked in
and typical of the methods jthe
manufacturers who seem to think
that they are dealing with some
thing they can control like chat
tels. , r
Man Who Tried to Protect Girls
From Police IsBadly Beaten.
Passaic, N. J., April 3. Twen
ty girl mill workers were beaten
with police clubs by special offi
cers In the employ of the Garfield
millowned by Forstmann and
Huffman, today.
, One man who tried to. protect
the girls from the special police
men's clubs was thrown , to the
ground, beaten into unconscious
ness", taken to police headquarters
where his wounds were dressed,
and then rushed out of the. city,""
The attack "was entirely un
provoked. Tek only reason for
it seems to have been to try and
induce the strikers,, whose every
method had .been peaceable so far
to use violence.
Fjfty girls, accompanied hyv a I
tew men, went to tne mius mis
afternoon to relieve the strikers
"on picket duty. As they" neared 1
the gate of the Garfield null, they
spoke to a number of strike break
ers coming- fijpra work. They
urged them not' to go back to
work.
.The gates pf "the mjlT swung xJimber
ties,
mills
came on theVun toward the girls.
They ordered the girls o mdve
on.
Some of the girl's walked away,,
but the, majority ..hesitated for a
moment. The deputies dM not
wait for,n explanation. They
drew their clubs and charged.
At strike headquarters, this af
ternoon, th egirls who were in
the crowd, showed their arms,
and breasts and shoulders, cover
ed with bruises.
Wtjnesses say the girls were
qlubbed'Over the heads andshoul
ders and that there was no excuse
for the clubbing.
The man who triedjto place his
body hetween the descending po
lice clubs and the girls-, was an
Italian strikef. The .police late
this afternoon told the strikers
that he hadbeen taken'to Hack
ensack. They gave -no reason as
to why a peaceable citizen had
been 'hustled aufcaf town- like a
criminal.
Boris Reinstein, leader of 4he
strike, says the police attacked
thegjrjs without even th,e. shadow
cTf justification, and foro other
reason thandehbTeratel lp pre
cipitate yiolencfi. V,
f 'A numberrthe girls were sej
Houslv hurt. "Th"evwere unable
hto leave"sfnke 'headquarters..
Qneoman, the only support of
a four year old child, is iaid to be
the most seriously injured-
' Only ope per cent of the area
pf Ireland' contains marketable
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