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FULL TELEGRAPHIC AND CABLE NEWS S&&VICE
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THE DAY BOOK
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500 S. PEORIA STv g398
TEL. MONROE 353
Vol. l,No231 Chicago, Saturday, June 22, 1912 ; One Cent
PARADE BIG SUCCESS
Two instances of police brutal
ity marred the parade of 50,000
union mei&through the cheering
crowds of m$ Loop district today.
The first occurred at Madison
and Franklin s,treets One of the
freight handlers' banners caught
on a street car. A policeman
charged into the crowd, and
dragged out a man, slugged and
.beat .him, and then dragged him
away.
Police Captain Lavin was ask
ed where the pian was taken. He
refused to say, but five minutes
later told a circulation man from
Hearst's American.
Lavin was asked again, and
again declared he did not know
anything about it.
But the man who was slugged
and kidnaped-because a freight
handlers' banner quite accident
ally caught on a street car, was
dragged through the crowd in the
direction of the Hearst building.
At Madison and Fifth avenue,
just as the parade reached that
corner, viere 50,000 people were
waiting ?or it, a 12-year-old
union newsboy on the corner was
slugged.
A boy of IS objected ' to the
slugging of the union (news"boy,
and objected again when a, plain
clothes, man seized the newsboy,
and forced him to take his papers
and leave the corner. -.
Police Sergeant Reid,. of the
Central Detail, caught the 18-year-old
youth bythe afm, and
flung him into the 'street. He
was almost run over. . '.
The parade was the greatest
labor parade ever witnessed in the
city. Perfectorder Was maintain
ed throughout the march.' At the
head of every union represented
was its banner. In addition, the
workers parried signs' With vari
ous inscriptions on them. One
readr "2,500 union ".-workmen
locked out. Don't read non-union
papers." Another; "60 scabs
blown tip because'of defective mo
tive power. Whose is the crime?"
o o :
THE POLITICAL MESS
Governor Hiram Johnson, of
California, walked out of the Re
publican convention lae this af
ternoon because he did not care
to see the rest of the "outrage ber
ing perpetrated."
Johnson's walkout occurred
just after the credentials commit
tee had voted to seat everyone of
the Taft contested delegates seat
ed by the national committee.

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