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ate Yancey and Laughman went free.
Gunnea made a charge of perjury
and, after GemmiH refused to act,
threatened to bring it up before the
Gemmill allowed all to sign their
own bonds. -
To show that these men and wom
en are only plain working people and
not the desperate rioters and conspir
ators Schuettler and Storen claim,
Attorneys William A. Cunnea and
William Rodriguez have prepared
notes on the character and actions
of the defendants. They vouch
these as facts about these people,
who they are and what they did:
Iibbie Graff, 1244 N. Claremont;
tailoring operator; lives with parents,
does not remember names of speak
ers. Joined march, but has no knowl
edge of arrangements. Heard shot in
the rear. Did not see any police on
corner Polk and Halsted, nor plain
clothes men with badges. Arrested
about Madison st.
Isidor Glassman, 1213 Hastings st;
married, one child. Occupation, la
dies' tailor. Last 14 weeks occasion
al work at Washington Repair Co.,
Polk st and Sibley. Was hot present
at meeting. Noticed crowd. Stopped.
Told to move by plain clothes- man.
Could not Was arrested.
James Baker, 24 Sangamon st At
tended meeting. Remembers speech
es but could not recite contents. Has
no knowledge about arrangements.
Met some of defendants occasionally.
Was not told to stop until march
reached Madison. Did not resist ar
rest George Rogers, 24 Sanagmon st.
Attended meeting. Addressed it with
out previous invitation. Had no part
in the arrangements. Came out of
the hall after parade started. Went
north, crossed the street, told to
move by a man without signs of au
thority. Asked who he was. Wag
beaten and arrested.
Juliet Cheipetz, 904 Hermitage av.,
21, hyes with parent. Operator out
of work. Heard shot fired, but did
not see officer. Joined crowd. Ar
rested. Fannie Polen, 18, tailor; lives with
parents, 842 Winchester av.; em
ployed (previously lived at 1149 W.
Monroe because nearer to job).
Stayed borne till 3 p. m. Went to
library. Noticed crowd. Crossed
the street to see. Was jostled and
told to move but couldn't Arrested.
Harry Wishnevsky, pressfeeder,
out of work. Single. Attended
meeting. Does not remember names
of speaker nor any words inciting to
volence. Joined march when he saw
it forming. Was not told to stop un
til reached Madison. Heard shots in
the rear. No warning by police.
Elizabeth Dorfman, operator in
tailor shop; out of work; left Mar
shall Field wholesale when she be
lieved she was docked 50 cents un
justly; occasional jobs for last few
months. Attended meeting. Joined
march after it formed. Has no
knowledge about previous arrange
ments. Did not see any badges on
men who arrested. Beaten when she
Henry Kenner, 208 May st; mar
ried, two children. Laborer sanitary
district Out of work on account cold
weather. Attended meeting through
notice in paper. Left hall to go
home. Noticed crowd on corner Polk
and Halsted. Did not see any po
licemen, only two men without badg
es. One with revolver beating right
and left Told to move but couldn't
on account of congestion. Arrested.
'Jan Crones (witness), 232 B. 43d
st, cook at Congress hotel. Learned
about the meeting from the news
papers. Remembers the speeches.
Saw parade forming. Did not see
any disturbance until two men,
whom he afterward learned to be of
ficers, began to hit right and left. No
badges. No warning. Can be
reached at the kitchen of hotel.
Louis Cramer, 1128 Market st; in
Chicago-9 months. Advertising so
licitor. Out of work, occasional jobs.
Last in a nursery in Oak Park as all-.