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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
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 men
have felt the sting of bullets shot by
Seagrove-Christianspn 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."
SHANE HAS NEW PLAN TO LURE
Conrad B. Shane, the tailor, 501 S.
Jefferson street, who locked' out his
union raincoat workers, has struck
upon a new idea by which to lure
He has his traveling salesmen ad
vertise for strikebreakers in whatever
town they happen, to be. A letter re
ceived by the Raincoat Workers yes
terday from Akron, O., tells of the
In that city a person named Lane,
traveling for Shane, advertised in the
daily papers for men to take the
places of the locked out men, and as
an inducement he offered a year's
Shane yesterday refused to talk to
the grievance committee of the Chi
cago Federation of Labor.
International Vice President Feit
arrived in the city today to take
charge of the lockout. Dave Vercel,
a union picket, was arrested near the
Shane plant yesterday.
HOYNE GETTING READY FOR
State's Attorney Maclay Hoyne is
getting everything in readiness for
his coming fight against thataxd'odg
ers who have for years been cheat
ing the citizens of Cook County.
Yesterday eight new assistant
state's attorneys were named to carry
onthe fight The men chosen are D.
G. Ramsey, James R. Quinn, Richard
Prendergast, James Gywn, John F;
Higgins, Hart E Baker, Morris
Schaeffer and Herbert C. L'usL