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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 20, 1913, Image 1

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THIS DAILY NEWSPAPER USES ONLY BIG TYPE
AND IS EASY ON YOUR EYES
THE DAY BOOK
500 SOL PEORIA ST.
398
TEL. MONROE 353
VOL.2,NQ.95 Chicago, Monday, Jan. 20, 1913 ONE CENT
GUARDS OF THE CLOTHING MANUFACTURERS
START RIOT; STRIKERS IN HOSPITAL
New York Bosses Importing Strikebreakers Local
Situation Grave, as Employers Refuse to Quit
Filling New York Contracts.
New York, Jan. 20. Private
"detectives" of the clothing man
ufacturers caused a riot in Spring
street todav.
PUT YOUR GOLD STAR IN
THE SAFE, CHIEF!
Thieves entered the City Hall
today, stole several brass cuspi
dors and the nickel hinges off a
door directly opposite the office of
Chief of Police McWeeny. When
one of the chiefs assistants went
to the washroom the door fell off
its hinges.
Robbers threw brick through
window of cigar store of H. R.
Swezy, 116 N. La Salle st., direct
ly across street from Chief of Po
lice McWeeny's office in City
Hall. Took what cigars they
could carry and sorted them as
they walked away from store.
Swezy, when asked if he told
the police, said: "No, it's the fifth
time in two years, so I won't
bother to call the police."
The results are: Eight strikers
in the hospital, badly injured;
dozens of others suffering from
bruises, cuts and clubbed heads;1
fourteen strikers in jail.
The trouble started at the
exit from a subway station near
one of rile big factories.
Pickets of the strikers aw five
strikebreakers guarded by three
private "detectives" come out of
the subway and head for the fac
tory. The pickets stopped the strike
breakers and pleaded with them
not to help break the strike.
The guards drew clubs and
charged down Yin the strikers. A
crowd began to gather. Fifty
strikebreakers rushed out of the
factory and attacked the pickets.
The fighting soon became gen
eral. Soon almost 1,000 had gath--ered
and were taking part on the
fray.
The employers telephoned for
police reserves. A squad of these'

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