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two jf tfiem daily news wagons)
to the office ojThfc American.
And, besides the non-union
driver on each wagon, there were
two policemen, and two white
and four negro sluggers.
The American wagons also call-
ed for The Journal scab papers, as
The Journal had been unable to
get non-union drivers.
A crowd assembled at the
"News and American offices when
the wagons drove up. -They tried
to get nearthe offices to see what
wa$ going on( but the great force
of pity policemen held them back.
The non-union newspapers fin
ally were put on sale at few
downtpwn corners under heavy
polite protection But .there
weren't many sales.
I Shortly before noon t0day, the
union painters and electricians, at
work decorating the Hearst
building, went on strike.
Tey told Andy Lawrence they
would not work under police pro
tection, when no such protection
was necessary, in their opinion.
LawVence refused' to order the
police away, and the men walked
VThe means the trust publishers
intend to use to break the press
men's union became evident last
A meeting of the pressmen was
tOjMve. been hejd in the Music
ians; Union M174 Washing
ton street, vpn the pressmen
had rented. L;
The trust publishers gofcnd
of the meeting, They sept vypjd
of it to Captain of Police Faddy
Layin, wjia with : his special
force of fiftjr city policemen, was
waiting fpr just such word at the
Central Detail onife.
Lavin jumped into an automo-"
bile with half a dozeh men as
bodyguafd and drove to th,e Mu
sicians Hall at Jtop speed. He left
an order, for the reserves to fol
Fifteen to twenty of the strik
ing pressmen were gathered irr
jiht hallway of the buildjng at 175
Washington street, preparatory
to going upstairs to the meeting.'
Lavin paid no attention to
them. He first clearedthe street ,
of all 'citizens, giving no-reason,
for so doing. Then he waited on
the reserves coming up.
As SQOn as the reserves arrived
Lavin marjshaljed them in two
rows outside the Musicians' Hall
entrance, ten on each! side of tKe
Then he, and the men who had
been driven down with hjm,
da'sjied into the hallway of the
building and began dragging the
pressmen out. As the pressmen
were draeered out the lines of re
serves; outside kicked them.
As" 'soon as the pressmen all
had been hustled into the street
tho Police, with drawn clubs and
beaded by Lavja,; chased them
down firth avenue. t
Neither Layin nor any of the
men under him gave any explana
tipp Qftheiraction to the men
they were tTe&uigjSQ brutally.
The pressing 'were prepared
for just such agtion, however
and the moment the police, wer
sighted their leaders wept araonsp
Uwin counselling tem noj to re