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f Tie police intefefcpcnee with
I union ncsfroys extended to a
meeting of fhe Newsboys' TUiiion
held m Musician's ".lfr.ll, 175
Washington street. i . ... . .
At the time that meeting, waV
gomg'un, there wa& a-joint meet
ing" of tiie striking- stereotypers,
pressmen and . wagon drivers
being held in the County Democ
racy Building. - -
There were no policemen" in at
tendance at the joint union meet
ing, the members of the unions
being men, and healthy.
But there were three uniformed
policemen at the door of the hall
where the newsies were.meeting.
And'there were eight policemen,
some in uniform and some in
plain clothes', and a police ser
geant inside the hall.
The three policemen in uni
formoutside tne door questioned
.all persons who tried to get in.
- Of course th'epolicjcmen had
nprgone there by choice. ' They
were under ordets from tTicir su
periors'. No bile .at 'tne Central
policemen came from', kricw-'wlip
had ordered flic pplfccfneh there
today or, 'at least, no onVwould
admit .tliat they knew..
Prppabfy it was Paddyavipf.
;Whgn L.- P. Strubevpf 'the
Stereptyppr and. Mcjnerney of
the.MaiJers'v lJnioj arrivedat tlje
newsies' meeting they were ad
bythe-pplice. . --
Once ins(de,. Straube and?Mc-
Inecney jnvited ahe 'o,ewsies, and 1
the police, to come over: to. the
jpirtt'meeting in the County Dc-
feWSies. ant? nniip-. arrnf.-r
the invitation .-anri Ifltehtf tn thp H
address- of George' L. JBerry, "In
ternational . President, of the
Pressmen.- And-perhaps the fin-
est" thing that happened last night -
v- wncn a iqpiceman witn tne
tears streaming: down -his face.
land 'his voice "broken, said that
he-was witli the locked outpress-nien-and
tfyose.who had gone on
strike irfsympatfiy with them.
Because of the stationing of the
policemen in the newsies' meet
ing last night, the striking unions
hereafter will incite MayoY Har
rison, Chief- McWeeny and all
city officials, 'jncliidihg every
member of the oblice force, to at
tend their meetings.
The unions wpuld be srlad to
have th6 mayor and the chief at- :
tend their meetings. They think
it possible .that if these officials
did attend their meetings, they 4
would 'riPt-show so great a readi
ness to' believe every-lie publish
ed jn the-trust newspapers, nor to
giVe pttttfor .publication, state
ments "branding every union man '
The American Federation of
Labor, .may: ye, t bejasked to assist
theumons -noI on strike. A'"
meeting' of the Newspaper Mail"'
ersunion will be held tonight. "
The qutiop .of a sympathy
strike will come . up. The full
stenographic .report offthe meet
ing will Decent to the A. F. of L. '
James'. IL Lynch, president of
theiJntcf national Typographical
unioqjJaxrived' in. Chicago today, '