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FULL WIRE REPORTS OF THE UNITED PRESS
THE DAY BOOK
500 S. PEORIA ST.
TEL. MONROE 353
Vol.-l,No.261 Chicago, Saturday, July 27, 1912 m One Cent
ATTEMPT TO FORCE NEWSBOYS TO GIVE 'IN FAILS
Helped out by the city police,
the armed thugs of the trust pub
lishers tried to bully the News
boys' union into calling off the
strike last night.
It was downright terrorism and
outlawry, which doubtless orig
inated in the fertile brain of Andy
Lawrence, Hearst publisher here,
since it closely resembles the tac
tics used by Lawrence to control
the Cook county Democratic con
vention. The Daily News asked the
union newsboys to meet in their
hall yesterday afternoon.
The union newsboys accepted
the call in good faith, and attend
ed the meeting 500 strong. .
H. N. Carey, secretary of the
Publishers' Trust, addressed the
meeting on behalf of the'trust.
He said the publishers were
friendly to the Newsboys' union,
and wished to give its members
back their'old stands.
One of the boys asked if they
were to be given the s"tands un
der a police permit, which would
allow the publishers, through the
police, to control every newsboy
Carey said he did not know any
thing about that
Another boy asked -if the union
boys were to be given back their
stands immediately if the strike
were called off.
Carey flushed, and said that
perhaps the stands would not be
given back immediately, but that
the union would be "treated
right." Then he asked a Vote on
the calling off of the strike.
, Tony Ross, president of the
union, said a special meeting of
the union had been called for that
evening, and that the vote would
be taken then. Carey tried to
force an immediate vote, but fail
ed. The evening meeting was call
ed ior 8 o'clock at 167 West Ran
dolph street. When the union
newsboys began gathering there,
they found the hall guarded by an
army of thugs and police.
Police Captain Paddy Lavin,
Lawrence's man, was there. The
Barrett brothers and Arthur
Friedman, the Hearst thugs who
were mixed up in the murder of
Conductor Witt, were there. Ike
Sweidler, "Dutch" Weshey, Jas.
Page, Otto Ruggio and Tom
Smith, all Hearst sluggers, were
there. Johnny Donahue, of the
News, was there. Annanberg was
at the Central Detail police sta-
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