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that only 17 of these were not strik
ers. The 17 included strikebreakers
and guards employed by the clothing
The second report showed 54 men
had been granted special police pow
ers by Schuettler since the beginning
of the strike. The Edward V. Price
Co. has 20. Lamm & Go., The Great
Central Tailoring Co., the F. W. Smith
Co., the Scotch Woolen Mills and the
M. L. Overndorf Co. use the rest of
"Where is the correspondence be
tween you and Chief Healey?" Aid.
Buck asked Scheuttler after the re
ports had been read.
"I don't think that the communica
tions between the two highest officers
in our police department should be
made public," said Ass't Corporation
Counsel Hornstein, who represented
the city. "Suppose the police had
secret agents who turned in reports
out mingling with the workers. The
making public of these is likely to
Buck turned to Schuettler. "Are
there any secret agents of your de
partment in the ranks of the strik
ers?" he demanded.
"The chief does not have to answer
that question," said Hornstein.
"They have the privilege of using
secret agents for investigating crimes
"I think the public will be benefited
by this knowledge. I think it an out
rage that a member of the staff of
the corporation counsel should try to
hamper the work of this committee,"
veturned Buck. "These people are
Buck moved that the committee
-k the first deputy whether or not
'lere are spies in his department "At
resent we can do one of two things,"
vo said. 'We' can either jump on in
" vidual policemen or go to the high
i -ups and find the source of the
trouble. This mystery surrounding
the actions of the police department
Is BUNK pure and simple." Buck!
was oacKea by Kennedy.
Schuettler explained: "There are
no secret agents in the police depart
, ment who belong to any labor organ
ization," he stated. "I have a man
who has been making reports to me
for many years. He moves in anar
chist circles. Suppose there are an
archists in this strike. We must pro
tect the people of Chicago. I defy
you to compel me to produce this in
formation. Ill resign my position be
fore I do."
The meeting then switched to the
bosses' end. Cunnea asked if any
body was present representing the
The clerk read a letter signed by
Chairman Lynch asking representa
tives of Lamm & Co., B. Kuppen
heimer & Co., the Royal Tailors, and
Kuh, Nathan & Fischer to attend the
meeting to respond to some of the
questions the aldermen wanted to ask
about the sluggers these firms had
employed to intimidate the strikers.
No one answered.
"They have ignored us," said Chair
"Is your department capable of
handling this strike, chief?" Aid.
Buck asked Schuettler.
The reply was yes.
"Then I will ask the committee to
act upon the following order this aft
ernoon. The order revokes all of the
special police commissions issued to
the sluggers employed by those tailor
ing companies and directs the police
department to investigate each of the
men who acted in that capacity. The
criminal records of the men, if there
be any, will be investigated. $
If no representatives of these firms
appear the order will be acted upon
justbefore the committee adjourns
Following are more sworn-to affi
davits made by strikers:
Breast Bone Fractured
Bessie Att, 22, 1430 W. 13th st,
was canvas baster for Lamm & Co.
at $4 a week. On Oct. 1 at about 5
p. m. walked with Annie Weinsteia in