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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 26, 1912, Image 2

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ell, they will be given so
many Vm. creascgranted at Lawrence.
hours to leave town, and if they JThe employes did demand the
do not obey will be thrown in
jail. ' ,
Such is .the attitude which the
pdlice assume at the beginning of
a strike, which promises to as
sume serious proportions. 1
The trouble between the work
ers and the mill owners is very
simple. It is a restll tof the Law
rence strike. "
All during the Lawrence strike,
the mill owners here received
daih bulletins as to its progress.
When it seemed' as if thestrikers
would be. crushed under' the
weight of the soldiery and the
Wool Trust owned, police of Law
rence, they were jubilant.
When the story of the brutal
itieS'Of the, sojdiery and police
pere published all over the land
through the United Press, &nd
Congress took the matter up, and
pebple all over the United -States
demanded'a square deal for the:
oppressed strikers, the mill own
ers here were correspondingly
But when the Lawrence strike
was won, when the 15 per cent in
crease was granted the workers in
the Lawrence mills, and they re
turned to their looms, the mill
owners here, immediately acted.
They announced a 5 per cent
increase in wages. -
Thus, they hoped, by granting
a little to prevent their "v being
forced to follow the Lawrence
mill ovners, and thus they also
hoped to put their own employes
in a false positio nshoufd these
employes demand the.15.per cent
15 per cent increase granted at
Lawrence. ,The mill owners re
plied that they hadalready done
their umost. They pointed to
how they had voluntarily (?) in
creased wages 5 per cent, and said
they would be ruined if they in
creased them more at this time.
But the employes demanded the
15 per cent increase. Negotia
tions went on until yesterday,
when the owners of lhe Appleton
mill refused to meet'with the rep
resentatives of the workersr
"To think that only last night
I had enoughSto satisfy the soul
of any man and now aft is lost !"
"Oh, poor man ! You were rob
bed, no doubt!" --"No,
parson, the cork came
out! -
Now for the first robin. Like
wise the hurdy-gurdy. And
spring house-cleaning. But don't
be in too big a hurry to- change
your, undershirt. "" '

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