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PUBLISHERS' TRUST PUTS
PLACE r OF NEGRO
The trust publishers have given
up their-attempt to putrtheir non
union papers on,-sale pnthe-West
Side by negr.o strike breakers. t
. Last night and this morning
they put their papers on sale at a
few points gn the West Side. - But
in every case, thp newsboys was
white, and most generally a crip
ple or a youth- ' ,
The reason for putting cripples
onthe stands was quite apparent.
It was done in the hope thatome
one would beat up the cripples as
someof the negro sluggers were
beaten up Thursday night. .
Then,-if this had happened, the
trust newspapers would have had
a fine chance to come out with
scare headlines about the brutal
ity of the people of the West Side
who-beat up cripples and chil
dren. Butvthis did not happen. The
people of the West Side did, not
buy npn-unjon newspapers.
Neither did they beat up cripples.
They merely passed them by pn
the other side of the street. Oc
casionally a passerby threw one
of the crippled strikebreakers a
.dime or quarter.
The trust publishers are begin
ning to get their newspapers dis
tributed better. They also are
forcing the distribution. They
refuse to heed orders for stops.
, Their circulation managers have
told several people whp did not
wish! to haye non-union papers in
thefr; homes, that they would not
stop delivering them because
these people had signed Contracts
CRIPPLES ON STANDS IN
to take the paper for a specified
time. 'Which is peculiar reason
ing. Trust newspapers are also be,
ing left pn the dpprsteps pf people
whp .never were,-and have nPt any
desire tP becpme subscribers tP
riop-uriion papers. l
The meeting of the local print
ers? union to decide whether or
not the printers shall continue to
wor.k on the trust newspapers"'
alongside of non-union pressmen
stereptypers, wagpn drivers ana
newsboys, will be held tomorrow.
'The Chicago Federated Trades
iave-sent out a statement to the
members of the local printers5
That statement ppints out howj
in 1905, an exactly parallel case
to the present occurred in San
The San Francisco printers
and pressmen's unions were on
strike. The international presi?
dent of the pressmen ordered
them to return to work. George
L. Berry, who is directing th$
present situation in Chicago, was
then chairman of the lockout
committee in San Francisco.
Berry forbade the pressmen to
return to work until the printers
were -taken up, despite the con
tract made with the publishers by;
their international presfdent. r
And the pressmen did not re
turn to work until the printers
did, and the unions won that fight
in San Francisco.
The Federated Trades point
out that the situation in Chicago