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DON'T MISS "BILLIE BURKE ON.WVE," IN
TOMORROW'S DAY BOOK
THE DAY BOOK
500 S. PEORIA ST.
TEL. MONRdE 353
Vol. 1, No. 221 Chicago, Tuesday, June 11, 1912 One Cent
George -Weislirig; martyred
member of the Freight Handlers'
union, was buried in Forest Home
cemetery this afternoon.
.Weisling was shot and kijed
near his home Saturday night by
John Deluca, a strikebreaker
Four thousand union freight
handlers 'followed the body of
their murdered "brother to its last
It was a quiet, grim procession,
the men in which walked with
bowed heads, and set faces.
The union members gathered
outside Weisling's little home at
809 S. Clinton street at 1 o'clock.
1 Ttiey ' stood with bared heads,
while services were said over the
Tnen the body was carried out
to the hearse; and behind it came
the weeping widow, whose love
and.life and future were shatter
ed'by a thug's bullet?
The widow and a few relatives
followed the hearse in a carriage.
The long lines of union brothers
ofthe murdered man fell in be
nind. "Is, J. Flannery, international
president of the union, headed the
procession, made-up of men of all
ages. v - -
Over Mather street to Halsted,
up Halsted to VanBuren and out
VanBuren, the long, sileht lines
of -strikers swung, moving slowly
to the dreary strains oija. dirge
played by the band in mempry
of a brother departed.
And as the procession marched,
the noise of busy street traffic
hushed r street car gongs-were si
lent; shame-faced pedestrians
doffed their hats ; policemen turn
ed their heads away.
The sorrow of- the freight
handlers over a brother murdered
"by an imported thug seemed a
KOSHER CHICKENS SLAIN
Rioting in the kosher meat
strike, which broke out afresh
yesterday, reached its height to
day when 200 women broke into
the butcher store of Sam Levin
son, 13th and Throop streets,
penned Levinson and, his wife in
the fear of the store and killed 75
A riot call was sent t the Max
well street station. When the po
lice arrived they arrested Mrs.
Annie Sokul, 1251 Throop street,
land Mrs. Sadie Aronsoh, 1249