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FQLL, TELEGRAPHIC AND CABLE NEWS SERVICE
OF THE UNITED PRESS
THE DAY BOOK
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500 S. PEOklAST. 398
TEL. MONROE 353
Vol. 1, No. 216 Chicago Wednesday, June 5, 1912 One Cent
POLICE SHOOT ' DOWN
T STRIKERS' -WIVES.
Women Ask Strikebreakers' to
Quit Work Stone and
Bullet Battle Follows.
Newark, N. ., 'June 5-j-A 13-year-old
boy and a woman are dy
ing of bullet wounds and five men
are badly injured as the result of
an attack by the policeyon the
wives of strikers here today.
, The labprers employed by the
Lackawanna Railroad are on
strike. A number of their wives
went tothe Lackawanna put, near
Branch' Brook Park, tbis morn
ing; .
There were strikebreakers at
work in the cut- The women
asked them to quit work. The
strikebreakers jeered at them.
Led by Mrs. Felimino Dauria,
the women began gathering
stones and thro wing Jheth at the
strikebreakers. " j
Sergeant Bowers and five pa
trolmen wetcrtishtd to the place.
Wifh drani'clubs they charged
straight iiito the surging crowd
of women, singling out Mrs.
Dauria.
The women answered the clubs
.with the stones' they. had,gath-
ered. The police drew their re
volvers and fired.
Mrs. Dauria staggeredand fell,
the blood steraming' from two
gaping wounds. Hoarse, cries of
rage went up froni the women.
They closed about their fallen
leader and dragged her away
from the police. ,
The news of the trouble spread
rapidly. Hundreds of men, strik
ers whose wives were in the fight
ing crowd, hearing of-the shoot
ing of Mrs. Dauria, joined in an
attack on the police.
The police, with two vomen
prisoners, retreated. The strik
ers and their wives followed. -In
Orange street the strikers over
took the police.
Patrolmen Widman and Hogan
shoved the' prisoners "and two
other patrolmen intoa yard and
shut the gate,' and then turned
and faced the crowd. '
Hogan was stabbed in the first
rush. Both he and Widman were
firing bullets into the crowd as
fast as they were able.
Albert Faulkes, 13 years old, a
school boy, v saw the crowd and
wondered what it was. He ran in
to"it. A bullet from the revolver
of one of the patrolmen crashed
through his head. f

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