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AC Z. COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
000 SO. PEORIA ST. CHICAGO, ILU
7V ,...., Manorial, nonzoe 353
JeleplOneS circulation. Monroe S820
SUBSCRIPTION By Carrier tn Chicago,
30 centg a Month. By Mall. Untied
States and Canada. S3 00 a Year.
Entered at second-class matter April
21 1914, at the postoXfica at Chicago,
111, under the Act of March 2, 1879.
BRUTES AND THE GENTLER
SEX. The monster garment work
ers' strike has matched the pluck,
courage, grit and feeling of fight for
fair play, on the women's side,
against the cowardice, brutality, ugli
ness and feeling of fight for unfair
play of the coppers', alias the cloth
ing bosses, side.
When the men, women and mere
girls in the clothing-making business
first went out on strike against rot
ten pay and filthy conditions, Chica
go's clubwomen, and other women1
who are wide-awake in the interest
of making things right in this city,
stepped right into public view as
backers of the strikers. There was
no requesting them tb do it They
had push enough of their own. Many
of the most influential women in
town were in the ranks. The mere
working class, in the garment-making
trade, felt that somebody really
did realize that human beings, not
Blaves, make clothing:
On one side the workers are fight
ing for their lives you've got to have
bread to live and on the other side
the clothing bosses are fighting for:
Rotten, filthy conditions,
Absolutely unfair wage, and
Against workers' right to organize
Sherman said war was helL If
that sort of fight by the bosses Isn't
industrial war it is hell anyway.
And in an the fight one of the,
brightest spots is the gameness and
spirit of the civicly-interested wom
en of Chicago.
How long is this town of ours -going
to let its coppers treat our wide
awake women with insults, lack of
respect and bulldozing methods?
How long are we going to let plug
uglies, sluggers, coppers and private
guards run this town?
How long must Chicago go on
dragging the police force disgrace
along with it?
When anybody speaks of some
kinds of law in Chicago it's a joke.
Law isn't the word. It's boss rule,
copper rule, slugger rule, plugugly
rule or private guard rule. Take your
choice. Why not call out the militia
and make it a clean sweep?
The police arrested Miss Tyler
Saturday for merely walking in front
of a strike-bound shop. They ar
rested Miss Ellen Gates Starr for do
ing the same thing Monday. A mob
of coppers charged into a gathering
of listeners at a street meeting near
Mandel Bros.' store Sunday and beat
Hundreds of strikers have been
yanked in by the police for practi
cally nothing. The cops and plugug
lies have beaten up men, women and
And we speak of law.
How long are the common police
men going to be under orders from
the higher-ups to go on doing this
sort of thing.
When travelers are "Seeing Amer
ica First" we hope they skip our city
while this sort of police methods is in
When in doubt don't do it
A man named Cannon has disap
peared at Marinette, Wis. Just a case
of having gone off.
A small boy's idea of leaving foot
prints on the sands of time is to
sneak across a newly-made cement