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SLUGGER TELLS HOW HE WORE
HIS KNUCKLES OUT
"Acting under orders , from L. E.
Fitzgerald, general manager of the.
Hunt, Snippy & Dorman Detective
agency, J helped SeptT2Mn the slug
ging of eight men on Sherman st
near the Royal Tailors shop. Where
we did our work it was called Death
Belt. Fitzgerald and I working to
gether would land one or two
smashes on a man and he would go
down and out or. he would beat it.
Some days on strikebreaking duty
my hands got used up and I couldn't
slug any more because my knuckles
were in bad shape."
This is from sworn statement of
Joseph W. Steele of 2600 Haddon av.,
son of a detective sergeant of 13
years' city bureau service. Steele is
a husky, with broad shoulders and
big fists. He was on duty at the
Royal Tailors' eight weeks of strike.
His affidavit, which W. A. Cunnea,
attorney for the garment workers,
has placed in State's Att'y Hoyne's
hands, joins sensational allegations
of Ellen Gates Starr on the way the
police force takes orders from private
detective agencies and how strikers
are pointed out by garment foremen
and marked for slugging.
He names six former city police
men now drawing pensions, who
were on duty as "guards" in the
Death Belt at the Royal Tailors. He
names one honest, decent patrolman
who wouldn't stand for the rough
and bloody- work of the sluggers
and so was transferred. Pay for
sluggers was $3 a day from the
agency and $l'a day from the Royal
Tailors, according to Steele.
MAY INVESTIGATE ALL WAR AND
Washington, Dec. 6. Congression
al investigation of both preparedness
and peace propagandas, including
the Navy league, labor's national
peace council, the national security
league and American Defense society
was proposed in a house lesolution-
presented today "by .Representative'
Gardner of Massachusetts, leading
Emma Goldman -will lecture in
Yiddish for benefit of Workers' Insti
tute tonight, 8:15, at Workingmen's
hall, corner Twelfth and Miller sts.
Subject, "Art and Revolution."
PROMINENT IN NEW CONGRESS
As chairman of senate military
committee he'll handle preparedness
provisions up. Dec.
NEW YORK STOCKS. General
Motors sold at 525. Market generally
Cloudy tonight: Tuesday unsettled,
probably followed by rain; not much
chance in temperature; lowest to
night slightly above freezing; moder
ate easterly winds. Temperature;
Sunday. Highest, 36i lowest, 33