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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 28, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 2

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meetings -were being carried n in
different rooms, where strikers were
cheering speakersTh "enthusiastic out
bursts and in the halls men and wom
en pledged to each other a "fight to
the finish."
On the Northwest SioXMiss Bessie
Abramovitz, chairman of the North
west Garment Workers, issued strike
orders for 10,000 to be out at 3 o'clock
this afternoon. The northwest branch
of Kuppenheimer will be called' out at
2 o'clock.
She declared that 100 per cent of
workers in the firms of Rosenwald &
Weil, Ederheimer & Stein, Dande &
Rosenthal, Continental Clothiers, and
Kuh, Nathan & Fischer had come out
on call. Employes of Mayer Bros,
walked out to find the police had re
sponded to a call sent in, it is de
clared by the firm, and a wagonload
of bluecoats with two mounted police
dispersed 1,500 people.
"The claim of the manufacturers
that the workers are not- striking is
ridiculous,!' Sidney Hillman told a
Day Book reporter. "They are deceiv
ing themselves in trying to deceive
therpublic The manufdqtrrers know
by this time that we control the
workers in" the shops, in fact control
everything "iri the 'clothing industry,
with the exception of the statements
of 'Martin P. Isaacs, attorney fof the
Manufacturers' ass'n, and they are
made out of whole cloth. The situ
ation looks better than we anticipat
ed It took five weeks to get the gar
ment workers out in 'the strike of
1910. It took one hour each time we
have issued strike orders to empty
the shops selected this time."
-A number of the independent cloth
ing .manufacturers have signed up
with the Amalgamated, giving in
creased wages, shorter hours and
other conditions for which the work
ers are striking. Levin-Maier Co.,
318 W. Washington st, and Alschu-ler-Dryer,
307 W. Van Buren st..
signed up this morning for their 500
employes.
All through the clothing factory
districts the police -were -lined "up
strong tonrevent distribution of
Handbills, parades or meetings. The
usual police activity in making ar
rests has already marked the strike.
Morris Pagin, 20, 2204 Xe Moyrie,
and Wm. Wast, 1736 W. Division st,
were arrested at the order of Man
ager Casperowitz of Ederheimer,
tein & Co-., who accused them of
blowing a whistle as a signal to the
clothing workers to quit work.
Four striking tailors were arrested
near W-- Jackson blvd. and S. Clinton
& Canal sts., charged with distrib
uting handbills.
Watchman on duty in front of J. L.
Taylor & Co., 535 S. Franklin st,, sent
in police, riot all when clothing
workers left the factory. Before the
Harrison st. cops got on the job the.
strikers had left the neighborhood.
Union officials explain. the fact that
strike orders are being issued at dif
ferent times by the statement that
they haven't had hall space to accom
odate shop meetings of all workers.
On appeals from several manufac
turers, police reserves were sent to
factories in West Division, st and in
West Jacksoh blvd. Six picketers
arrested charged with loitering.
"Mother" Jones, angel of the min
ers, addressed the meeting in Hod
Carriers' hall and promised -she
would tour the country and make
every union empty its" pockets to
finance the fight
The strike is said to be the largest
in the history of the country, with the
exception of the walkout of garment
workers in New York city, and is the
result of intolerable conditions that
the' bosses are declared to have imi
posed upon the workers in the past
five years. "
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GASOLINE BURNS 50' DEAD
Ardmore,. Okla., Sept 28. Fifty
persons believed lost in fire -that de
stroyed two city blocks. Spark from
workman's hammer ignited gasolines
tank. 31 bodies recovered. 200 in
jured. Property damage $500,009,
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