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STRIKE DODGE BY GOING "OUT OF TOWN"
An Adless Newspaper, Daily Except Sunday
VOL 5, NO. 41 Chicago, Saturday, November 13, 1915 398
Squads of Newspaper Strongarm Men Clash, Tra0c
' Blocked, Hundreds of Witnesses, Two Arrests,
" No Convictions.
Two men arrested in a riot of
newspaper sluggers in front of the
Board of Trade bldg. yesterday were
let go by Judge Heap this morning
on $1,000 peace bonds signed .by the
attorneys for the Chicago American
and the Chicago Journal.
It was a big chance for the police
to show what they can do in furnish
ing evidence where there has been a
real riot But when the two lonely
coppers who came in as witnesses
didn't know anything and couldn't
tell anything sure and straight about
assaults and the carrying of con
cealed weapons, Judge Heap said hoi
didnt see what else to do except put
the two under peace bonds.
' Prom 30 to 40 sluggers andgun
men mixed in the fighting. With the
crowd looking on, the street was
filled and a line of motor cars three
blocks long waited and the chauf
feurs cussed the delay. The Tribune
this morning said: "Revolvers were
drawn, but the police arrived in time
to avert bloodshed."
"Twenty-five or their fighting men
were .rushed by rival circulation man
agers to the firing line," Bays the
Tribune. "A great crowd gathered
ajid traffic was impeded." '