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PRESENCE OF GUN ON SON
A professional strikebreaker and
employer- of gunmen stood before
Judge Scully yesterday and tried to
explain why his 15-year-old son was
caught carrying a black, shiny little
The young man's name is George
Seagrove and his father is George A.
Seagrove of the Seagrove-Christian-sen
private detective agency, First
National Bank Building.
At 2:30 a. m. Monday, Policeman
Peter Blake found young Seagrove
leaning against the wall of a saloon
at Irving Park boulevard and Robey
In his coat pocket was one of those
strictly modern magazine guns of a
type commonly carried by private de
tectives who are making good money
and can afford a good make of shoot
To Judge Scully the lad explained
that he never was in the habit of
lugging a pistol. His story was so
earnest and his manner so appealing
that everybody thought it was just a
mistake the young man had fallen
Then came his testimony that he
keeps books for his father and part
of his daily work is to put down the
number of dollars that, the gunmen
employed by his father -get for the
week's work. .
The father spoke to Judge Scully:
"This is the first time he ever carried
a revolver, your honor. I never en-
couraged' him to do this. I didn't
know anything about it.
"He loaned $2 to a friend and the
friend gave him this gun as security
for the loan; that's all there is to it."
The case was continued till April 3.
Edward McMorrow of the execu
tive board of the Amalgamated
Street and Electric Railway Emplyes,
was asked by a Day Book reporter
about the Seagrove-Christiansen
"They have as fine a lot of gunmen
as any strikebreaking agency in the
country," said McMorrow. "Our or-
ganization knows because our menr
have felt the sting of bullets shot by''
Seagrove-Christianson men. The "
agency was in charge of the strike-"
breakers in Philadelphia during the"
reign of violence started there when
several strikers went down before the
aim of Seagrove men in the barns.
The Milwaukee strike of two years
ago was handled by them."
new york. i herd a storey about
an awful mean man the uther day.
sumthing ought to happen to a guy
the storey is this, there is y2 a
dozen fellers up in harlem gets to
gether every 3 or 4 evenings for a
game of cards and a little chat, in a
room back of a caffay
well, one night not long ago they
was talking about their wives, and
most of them had hard-luck tales
it appeared, they dident none of
them count for. mutch around the
there was just one feller that was
he said, aw;, you guys make me
beleave me, i don't let no woman
walk over me i am boss around my
place, and what i say goes
and a lot more like that
some of the fellers had seen his
wife, and they thought it was kind nr
. about 3 nights later this same duck
showed up, and he was a site
he looked like he had went 3'1
rounds to a decision with a grizzly
he gazed at the bunch for-a minnit, n.