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PRINTERS TO DECIDE TONIGHT JF ALL, PRINTING
TRADES ARE JTO STAND TOGETHER
Mailers Await Printers' 'Action Annanberg Arrested Old Charge
Against Tribune Slugger Revived.'
. Their newspapers today are
full Vf reassuring statements
which are repeated over and over
again, all toc the effect that their1
The meeting of ..the Printers'
Union, called for to-night, will
decide whejher all the printing
trades' Unions are going to stand
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iQginer, against ine x; uunsucro i v.11 luiduuii is me same as it was
Deiore tne striKe occurrea.
This isn't'true, of course. They1
ar'enot even able to supply all
theip subscribers,' and their street'
sales amount to practically noth-'
jng, despite the 'best efforts of
Paddy Lavia's 526 specially d,
But perhaps the publishers'
were not trying to kid them
selves; perhaps ihey were trying
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never can tell.
' The trust-newspapers are oh al
most all' the 'news -standsn the
loop' today. The union newsboys
are "being driven away from every
'Hearst's big black strike-breakers
appear to be deputy polices
men. A union newsboy was sell
ing papers at State and Washing-1
ton this afternoon. An Anierican
wagon, with three negroes and
two policemenrdrove up.
-A stand was unloaded from the'
.wagon, and placed on the corner.
Trust papers were put on it. Then
one -of the negroes turned his at-r
tentionto the union newsboy.
"G-way from, here," he-cnyed.
"Yoh-all am abstructin' df side
walk." The union newshoy told the ne
gro just -where; he could-go to,
Trust, ofc-vvhether the pressmen,
stereotypers, wagon 'drivers and
newsboys must stand" alone.
'A meeting of the Mailers'
Union va's held 'last night. The
mailers vare affiliated with the
printers. They voted, last night
to awaitithe action of the'printers
before themselves taking' action.
James, M. Lynch, intefpation-1 w
al president ' of ''the printers' 1 s
union, will "attend the meeting.
He is a close .friend, of. James J.
Freel,- international president of
the stereotypers. He will prob
ably do all he can to prevent the
printers going out.
After hobnobbing with the
publishers and telling them he
would "abjde by whatever de
cision they, reached," Freel was
asked by L. P. Straube.president
of the local union, if he intended
to import non-union stereotypers
into Chicago. ' - i
"Oh,-l'do not intend to harm
the union,"' saidFreel.
In viqw of the fact that Freel
is international president ipf-the
union this is highly interesting.
The trust publishers seem to be
having an awful tihie trying to
kid themselves into believing. fhat
they are not being affected ab all
by the strike. n
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