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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 10, 1912, Image 2

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of the charter, bn'W floor of "tire
convention, and it will be up" to
nthe delegates to say whether or
not there was any justification for
lFreel's extraordinary action.
Meantime, the appeal to the
convention "prevents Freel's, re
vocation of the charter from go
ing into effect.
Elbert H. Baker, publisher of
-the Cleveland Plain Uealer and.
president of the American News
paper Publishers' Association,
followed up his hysterical tele
.gram of friendliness to George L.
Berry, international president of,
the Pressman's union, in person.!
Baker arrived in Chicago last
night. He immediately got into
communication with President
Berry, in order once more to ex
plain how exceedingly friendly he
felt toward the pressmen union.
This attitude on the part of
Baker can mean only 'one thing.
He was elected president of the
American Newspaper Publishers'
Association .on an open shop plat
form. He always has heen a rabid
hater of unions.
Baker now is afraid. He either
is certain the unions are going to
win their fight in Chicago by
themselves ,or 'e'se lie "is afraid
of that weathercock, William
Randolph Hearst.
, It may be that Baker has infor
mation that Hearst has realized1
that Andy Lawrence is putting
himih the hole not only in Chi
cago, but all oer the country, and
is preparing to throw the other
trust publishers overboard, and
TnaJcfi, his peace with the unions.
ffie trust publishers made 5n
attempt to put their non-unidn
newspapers oh sale all over the
city last night. It was hot a very
successful attempt.
On the West Side the neto
strikebreakers of the trust papers
achieevd a degree of unpopularity
that was truly remarkable.
At Van Buren and Halsied
streets, Charles- Joaesr a negro,
tried to sell the. News, Journal
and American. t
Jones was armed with a heavy
-automobile spring. He was
guarded hy five policemen.
A crowd gathered quickly.
They hooted and jeered at Jones
and the policemen. Jones turned
green. 'The policeman grinned. A
nego, employed for thfejgurpqe
by the trust publishers swag
gered up to Jones art drought an
American.
The crowd surged up, took the
American" from the negro, tore it
into pieces and booted the negro
east on Van Buren. When last
seen the negro still was going.
Jones, the negro strikebreaker,1
began to wave his automobile
spring; and to call on the peop'Ie
to give Him room. Sdmeone
threw a rolled-up piper at him.
It was. followed by a" stone
A policeman hustied Jones in
to Lynch's saloon. This wasa
mistake. The jnfen in the saloon
objected to the presence of a ne
gro strikebreaker and started in
to demonstrate to him just how
much they objected.
The negro was beaten ; the pd
liceman was Jammed ihto a cor
ner, then hustled out of the sa.-
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