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show you d fools you can't run
All the girls demanded jury trial
"We have the numbersof the cops
and we are ready for jury trial now,"
Eleven were hauled to Desplaines
st, five to Harrison and to West Chi
cago av. today.
"It's the old game of the police,"
said Wm. A. Cunnea, attorney for the
Amalgamated. "They know they
can't prove the silly charges of dis
orderly conduct conspiracy, resis
tance to officers.
"Think of little Annie Weinstein, a
.good-looking young girl, just out of
her teens, being guilty of conspiracy
nd resistance to an officer.
"This rough work is pulled by the
t olice to throw a scare. They want
to drive terror into the hearts of the
strikers and make them lose spirit
Mary my prediction. There will not
be one conviction for violation of law.
The police haven't evidence. They
know they haven't Yet, unless pub
lic opinion rouses they will go ahead
with this policy of slapping girls
across the mouth and carrying on
"Yes, we have the numbers of cops
who have done this rough work.
Their names will come out in court
Brutal police tactics continue.
Mounted officers rode on sidewalk at
crowd of men and girls today on
Jackson blvd. Motorcycle Cop 4,400
rode along the curb telling mounted
men to use their clubs if the girls did
not go fast enough.
Strikers have made affidavits to the
effect that Mounted Cop 3,788 pulled
gun on Harrison st Serg't 197 kicked
a girl. Sarah Lovenberg, 1448 W.
W. 14th st, declares Mounted Officer
544 rode into a crowd and knocked
down a man, who was taken away in
There are also reports of sluggers
beating up strikers while Officers
2,652 and 8,499 looked on.
A. H. Lamm, son of the big mer
chant tailor at Peoria and Jackson
blvd., threatened to break the cam
eras and the heads of some photo
graphers who tried to take his pic
ture while he was escorting some
men to the street car this afternoon.
The photographers got some dandy
Auto No. Z-6055 I1L collided with W
another machine at Racine and Har
rison this afternoon. It was filled
with scab workers. The mounted
police prevented the crowd from get
ting near the machine.
The firms of Edward Strauss and
the Great Western Tailoring Co. will
be brought into court on charge of
having doors locked so that employes
could not get out Chief Factory In- .
spector Nelson declares the firms
have violated the law. Investigation
will be made of report that Lamm &
Co. also locked employes in.
Several large independent firms
signed up with the Amalgamated
Clothing Workers of America today.
Cutters from several shops walked
out, including Lamm, Daube & Ro
senwald, Rosenwald & Weil, Hirsh
Wickwire and Fred Kaufman shops.
Aldermen Rodnquez and Kennedy,
at the first fall meeting of the coun
cil, which takes place Monday night,
will demand that the city council act
to curb the police department in its
unnecessary and brutal attacks upon
the striking tailors. Many other al
dermen have been out in the strike
zone doing "a little investigating"
and they are also reported to be in
favor of censoring the police depart
ment Aldermen Rodriguez and Kennedy A
want to know just how the police 4P
stand regarding the "protection of life
and property" more especially that
of the manufacturers In the gar
ment workers' strike.
"I have been out on the Northwest
Side all day collecting evidence to be
presented to the council Monday
night," Aid. Rodriguez said last night.
"What I saw has convinced me that