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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 27, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 7',
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STRIKER IS DEAD TWO ARE IN
JURED GUN FIGHT
Stacatto barks of a gun; the surge
of a mob that excitement creates; a
pool of blood in a sink in the side
walk; a man lying face in pool, dead.
The first murder of the garment
workers' strike was done last night
Sam'l Kapper, 35, 2147 Crystal pi.,
deaf and dumb striking tailor, was
killed. Three were wounded: Sam'l
Siegel, 23, 1115 S. Loomis st, shot
below right ear; Wm. Whelen, 49,
2124 W. Harrison St., innocent by
stander, bullet in breast; unidentified
With a smoking gun in his hand,
Tony Panichi, strikebreaker. Scotch
Woolen Mills, was arrested. He ad
mitted firing one shot Many wit
nesses say they saw or heard him
fire at least five shots.
Panichi and his wife, with perhaps
two7 others, were walking on Halsted
near Harrison. Trouble started. Wit
nesses say Panichi's wife handed him
a gun and he began shooting. Pani
chi's wife told police she did hand
husband a gun. '
First Deputy Schuettler is trying.!
to alibi the police department by
blaming, first, city council for ruling
against hired sluggers, and then the
strikers, whom he intimates are liars.
Schuettler is so confident of the
untruthfulness of testimony present
ed to the council committee which in
vestigated the strike that he has or
dered his department to visit garment
factories and homes of strikebreak
ers in an endeavor to rake up some
testimony of strikebreakers being
mistreated by strikers.
Schuettler issued this general or
der: "To commanding officers: You
will canvass each garment factory
and ascertain the employes who have
been assaulted; also those who have
been threatened. You will verify
same by calling at homes of persons
alleged to have been assaulted."
Schuettler, wants this dope quick.
The order calls for a complete report I
by 9 a. m. tomorrow. It is believed
he wants to get stories of strike
breakers being beaten in order to
offset the gigantic list of brutalities
the police have committed upon frail
bodies of women strikers. The coun
cil investigating committee did not
find a single instance of a strike
breaker having been molested by
While Schuettler was at Des
plaines station Sidney Hillman, presi
dent of striking garment workers,
came into the room. "If you don't
get out in a hurry I will kick you out,"
Schuettler shouted at him.
The police department is paid by
the city. An impression has gained
that police think they are paid by and
beholden to employers.
Casper L. Redfield will lecture on
"Heredity" at Washington Pk. debat
ing room, Apollo hall, 522 B. 47th st, .
Thursday, Oct. 28, 8 p. m.
Clarence Darrow will lecture on
"Thomas Paine" in De Lure theater, i
ll41 Wilson av., Sunday; Oct 31, 11
a. m., for benefit of Chi. Society of
"I am thinking of studying law."
"Plain, martial, unwritten or
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