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ILLINOIS CENTRAL IS ACCUSED . OF HIRING
EX-CONVICTS AS SIES
land' at one time had 280 men known
as 'inside and cover-uri meV Each
j of them carried a card, of mk meinber-
snjp,in a labor unlop. Some -nad
cards in'several unions, c J r
''When trouble is, suspected one of
these card men is "sent to (he s"cene.
Many of the riots ydp. read about are
started by these men, , '",
a "Think it over for yourself. Sup
pose you are an employer. You want
a labor union to get' in bad with the
public. Why -wouldn't you have some
of these ex-convicts and. I cover-up
men ge into ,the union nd start
blodd running and destropperty?"
"It Is not only a double'crosB game.
Sometimes there is a. 'triple cross
game. Agencies must have trouble
In order to make money. There,afe
.no strikes unless somebody starts a
Strike. So they have tb.eUV cover-up
men go" to shODg -where there is .-unrest
and ,makejt, .worse sq the em
ployer will-need 'to hire an agency.'
O Ot , t '
Quakertown, Pa. f Ifred Got
schall, 70Bhot and 'fatally 'wounded
by unknown assailant.
Working in Chicago factories and
railroad shops today-are hundreds of
spies and spotter's hire3 te Join unions
and carry cards of membership, ac
cording to A. 0. Wharton, president
ofthe American Federation of Labor
railway department. He testified tje-j
fore the federal industrial rejations
commission and put into the commis
sion's record photographs of ex-convicts
employed as spies in labor
1 "Here is a picture from the rogues'
gallery of the St. 'Louis police depart-'
ment, of A. B, Strang, who joined
the machinists' union in Pittsburgh?"
said Wharton. -''He was a member
five years, until during the Illinois
Central strike we caught him making
reports to be sent to a postofficebox
for use by a detective agency.
"There's a lot of yelling about vio
lence by labor unions. Look at the
record of some of the men used
against unions. This-fellow,, Strang,
has a ten-year recoras. "criminal.
One of iis crimes was' throwing a
bottle of muriatic acid into the face
of a woman, fte operated as a con
fidence man, generally with a woman
as his Dal. When arrested recently
by the St. Louis police he was living
vvasningron. 5ecy Bryan in
structed Minister Gonzales at Havana
with a shoplifter, a woman npt his J not tp issue passport, tb Jack JoTin-
wife, one of the many he hag had
stealing with Mm or" fOrJiim.
I, "Jl the life jecords of the Pinker
ton agency, the.Thiel agency, private
detectives and labor union stiies could
be learned you would flndfamonV
tneir gunmen and sluggers a' high
percentage of murderers', thieves
"In the shopmen's strike we had
to fight these-creatures," Two that
were active against us had been-ap-pointed
special agents-of the Missouri
Pacific. Both of them, Bernard
Kelly and Leonard Crews, were re
cently sentenced to 10 years in Leav-
pon, as he is fugitive from- Justice. .
Baraboo, Wiss. Fire pestroyqcf
Prank Herfort camiing'factpry; loss,
$75,0.00. ; v
New.York. Mania fon robbipg
mail boxes caused arrest elf Joseph
Goldsmith 52, 'Heidelberg graduated
SinceJ.886 he servejTeight Sentences
aggregating -20' years for same, of
fense. ., i '
St. Paul, Minn. Fire starting In
pjant of Kaz& Hertz, packers, did
$25-,000 'damage'. . s
Washington. MemberFof Wash
ington's police "vice squad" sued for
$10,000 for breaking into rooming
enworth. for Tobbery of freight cars, house .and 'harrassmg" its occu
- "The J. K. Turner agency or crevjpanta:;..- JxZ&Bi
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