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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 10, 1912, Image 3

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Joon. "Whiles in thfi salpjqn 1tbe;ne
gro ' nad usd his automobile
spring: One of the -white men he
used it, on fpHqwe.d hhaqtside
and, while the pqljceman,watched
the opposite cprjier,:s'truck Jones
twice full in the face. ; '
:' Shortly afterward the, crowd
set fjret.o ;the non-union papers
and thepatrol wagon .was sent
for,, the negro strikebreaker
- hustled into it and away, j
At Harrison and 'Halsted sts.,
the croW was more peaceable.
It contented itself -yvith attending
to. the cases of the two men who
tried to buy non-union papers;
thfovtfng a few bpttles at the -ne-grp
strike-breaker; hooting, the
police guard pf- twelve men'; and
shouting; their desire for nothing
bWunion papers. ' . .
-J" One enthusiastic bay threw a
rctteri egg at pqlice'man No.' 1684.
It struck- the limb of the law on
tfce;arm,andhe took.affena boy.
Also he.took after the wrong bpy,
a-;fact .of - -which policeman xNp.
16754 jsnot et aware. - -
Thepojiceman caUghtthe hoy
-r'fche wrong' bqy oria Blue
Island ave. car- .Hebeat th'erboy
the-wrong boy royer,the head
wjth.the hutt.oi his revolveiyand
arrested'him. - r -
The crowd' which had folfqwed
ppliceman and j "boy wrong -boy
--did not like the pojicenian's
striking the wrong, hoy. over the
head. They threw bricks. Oiie
brick, vhich the ppliceman duck
ed, struck Mrs. A..Berg, 174$
Fairfield ave., on- the forehead,
laying her scalp open.
Mrs. Berg; was taken to a drqg
store-for treatment. Officer Jf84
Lthyewthe boy-7-tjie wrong boy
- T-lniltr "T..e mnfYAn lj-.VTr$
ed with policemen, and with one
zealous .Daiy News clerk, who
wielded a club.
The police, who by this time,
were exceedingly unpopular,
tried tp regain the pulilic favor,
by 'tipping off the union news
boys that it would-be' all right ifi
they burned the non-union papers
of the negro strike-breaker.
WhSn even this did not ap
pease the crowd, the police hus
tled the negro into the Daily
News wasron. thus'inakinsr a reg
ular patrol out of it, andhe sec
ond 01 the rialsted streetvscab
bing attempts came to an end,.
All along Halsted street, all
aldng "Madison street, at various
points on the North and South
sides, the same scenes were re-,
peated. The oeoole would nrH
uy non-union papers, further
they would not permit any mis
guided person to buy them, arfd
they cheerfully beat up Hearst's
imported negro strike-breakers a't
SVSEy Opportunity.
There w trouble at the- West
and North Side car barns today.
Poljcernen objected to union car
men hifying union papers. They
wished them .to . buy-non-union
papers jand arrested them when
they refused.
'Speikine -from a sfii4e
meeting at Kent Theater yester-
uay, rroi. xobert t. Jtioxie of the
depart)nent of pojitical science at
th'e university said:
"Anyone who has read the re
cent accounts .of the strike in the
tfwjW-fr .rift & fMA-

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