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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 29, 1912, Image 4

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Lawrence, Mass., Jan. 29.
With their women and children
in the front ranks, between ten
and fifteen thousand textile strik
ers paraded the streets today un
der protection of the American
The demonstration was tas a
protest against the refusal of the
mill operators to treat with the
strike leaders, and to impress the
townspeople with the determina
tion of the strikers. v
The leaders of the strike had.
warned the workers to observe
the law, but when a motorman
forced a trolley car loaded with
strikebreakers through the lone
j)f the parade, a portion of the
crowd lost its temper, and an at
tack on the car followed. '
Before the police could at, the
windows of sixteen trolley cars
had been smashed, and their oc
cupants driven into the street. A
militia captain and the superin
tendent of the street railway were
badly cut about the face with fly
ing glass, while about half a-
dozen strikers had been beaten
-up. Seven strikers were arrested
by the police.
The militia took no part in the
row. They stayed by their posts
at the bridges across the canal
leading to the mill district. The
paraders marched to within a
hlock of the mill district, sang the
Marseillaise for five minutes, then
proceeded in an orderly manner.
The parade blocked interurban
traffic between Lawrence and.
Boston for several hours.
-The city council met imme
diately after the parade was over,
representatives of the mill own
ers appeared before the council.
1 hey said that if the mill owners
were given enough more troops
to thoroughly intimidate the
strikers, they would man their
mills with strike breakers and re
sume work.
The strikers were not repre
sented "before the council. A mo
tion to ask for more troops was
carried hastily, and a report of
the meeting asking the troops
will be sent to Governor Foss this
afternoon. .
It is feared that if strike break
ers are brought into town actual
rioting will take place.
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Tommy This paper says if
you smoike cigarets ,it changes
your complexion. x
Willie That's right; I am al
ways tanned when I get caught
smoking them.

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