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foreman assaulted a young girl
strike leader. -
The companies sent out calls
for strikebreakers. The first per
son applied to was R. J. Coach,
owner of a notorious Cleveland
agency, which supplies armed
men to employers in labor trou
bles. Coach refused to supply
Then .W. J. Osbourn of the
Metropolitan Detective Agency
of Canton, O., wired the rubber
magnates that he had 800 armed
guards he could import from Chi
cago and Cleveland at a mo
Mayor Rockwell was asked if
he would permit armed guards in
Akron. He replied that he did not
But the employers began put
ting up stockades around their
factories and making every prep
aration for a long and bitter
Through it all the I. W. W.
was going ahead with its work of
organization. Last Monday the
American Federation of Labor
Immediately the bosses saw a
gleam of hope. They thought
they might get the I. W. W. and
the A. F. of L. at loggerheads and
through a war between them
break the strike.
Instead they got the surprise of
their life, for yesterday the I. W.
W. and the A. F. of L. joined
hands for the first time in history
and are battling together in the
interest of the cause of the 1 5,000
The cry of the strikers today is
that they must not go back until
they win the right to organize,
so that by so doing they may pre
vent Akron becoming another
GOES SUDDENLY INSANE
Mrs. Anna Lambert, 36, 4810
W. Park avenue, Austin, sudden
ly went insane today while her
husband John was leading her
from her bedroom to the bath
room. She grabbed a razor and
attempted to kiss her husband.
Cut him several times about the
face before she was overpowered
Lambert was taken to St.
Anne's hospital. Mrs. Lambert
was taken to Desplaines street
station. She will be examined as
to her sanity. She has been ill
for some time.
THAT'S THE POINT
"How is it that Clara has so
much pin money?"
"She married a pinhead."
Jim Nothing is better in a
time of danger than presence oi
mind. George Oh, think it over.
What about absence of body?