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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, June 17, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 3

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halted an army of more than 3,000 men that was in Chi'
cago or approaching the city from all parts of the coun
try TO TAKE PART IN THE BATTLE BETWEEN
COMPANIES AND MEN. IT IS SAID 2,000 WERE
ALREADY IN CHICAGO, 500 BEING STATIONED
AT THE 61ST ST. TERMINAL. ANOTHER 1$00
WERE STOPPED EN ROUTE WHEN PEACE NEGO
TIATIONS PROMISED DEFINITE RESULTS."
Take this information together with the application
of Chief Healey for 1,000 extra coppers and 50,000
rounds of ammunitions, and YOU can see that the com
panies expected to make war on the striking street car
men, and that Chief Healey expected that the city police
would be fighting right alongside the imported strike
breaking thieves and thugs.
This ought to be enough to convince council that now
is the time to enact the necessary legislation to prevent
ANYBODY from importing thieves and other danger
ous characters to Chicago to start killing people when
an industrial crisis arises
The people can begin to appreciate what they were
saved when Mayor Thompson and the city council got
busy and settled the strike without permitting the street
railway magnates to Rockefeller Chicago and turn an
army of criminals loose to turn this town into a slaughter
house. HERE'S SOME STRuSTeXPENSE NEWS
Chicago's street car strike probably will go down in history as the
most expensive ever called, considering the length of time the men were
out, two days. Conservative estimates placed the total cost in the neigh
borhood of $1,000,000, exclusive of the Ipss to the big downtown stores
and numerous other smaller business losses tracable to the strike. Fol
lowing is a comparison with other great traction strikes:
Men
City Total Cost Length of Strike Dead Injured Affected
Chicago 2y2 days 0 2 14.5Q0
Boston $2,000,000 7 weeks 1 75 4,000
Philadelphia. .... 4,000,000 8 weeks 6 250 6,000
San Francisco. . .. 7,000,000 8 months 30 1,000 2,000
St Louis 3,500,000 30 days 12 238 3,000
New Orleans .s.. 1,060,000 15 days 2 5 . 3,00Q
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