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TWO MORE CLOTHING MANUFACTURERS IN TOMBS
IN MURDER PLOT AGAINST STRIKERS
New York, Felb. 27. Hourly
the plot of the clothing manu
facturers that ended in the mur
der of Abraham Steinberg, busi
ness agent of the buttonhole
workers' union, becomes blacker
and more hideous in its details.
It now seems certain that Ab
raham Fiolkoff, named by Harry
Wagner as the chief conspirator,
used his young and pretty daugh
ter as a go-between, as an ar
ranger of the murder.
And the price paid to Harry
Wagner for the taking of this
human life that stood in the way
of the greed of the employers was
Anabella Fiolkoff, tearfully
protesting that her father and
herself are innocent of the black
charge against them, now is held
in a cell in the Tombs.
In cells nearby are four of the
biggest clothing manufacturers
in New York Abraham Fiolkoff,
the leader; Max Orenstein; Max
Weisberg and Louis Weinstein.
Samuel S. Koening and Ber
nard Sandler, attorneys for the
accused contractors, say their
clients are innocent, but the evi
dence is becoming more and more
Wagner' confession has stirred
the ranks of the garment work
ers' unions, and every effort will
be made to secure confirmation of
And District Attorney Whit
man already has said he will go
to the bottom of the affair, no
Wagner has amplified on his
original confession, made Tues
day night, after days of sweating.
He says that Fiolkoff was the
first contractor to approach him;
that Fiolkoff gave him a black
jack and told him to "do up Stein
berg." He says that Fiolkoff told him
he wanted Steinberg "out of the
way" because Steinberg was too
active in enforcing the strike
He says that when he told Fiol
koff he did not like to "do up"
Steinberg, Fiolkoff threatened
him with jail for forgery unless
he did so.
"And so I took the blackjack,"
his confession ran, "and went
away promising to do as Fiolkoff
had said. But after I got away
and thought about it, I weakened.
"Fiolkoff heard that I had
weakened, and he sent his daugh
ter Anabella to me. She told me
that if I carried out my part, I
would be well paid and need have
no worry as to the outcome.
"Then I met Wesiberg, and he
gave me $70, and told me to buy
a revolver. That $70 was all I
got for killing Steinberg.
"I was instructed to go to
union headquarters, kill Stein
berg and surrender to the police.
I was to tell the police I Had kill
ed Steinberg because he had told
me to put my bride of a few
weeks on the street if I needed
"Well, I killed Steinberg and
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