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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 22, 1912, Image 3

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VrsFdur union bands, in 'wagons
cafrymg banners which1 referred
to'JWiIlfe Randqlluf Hearst and
. HayofA'ndy, Lawrence as"ene
rriies"d union labor," we're started
' otiforvef the city yesterday.
1 J0ne.o'f them still'' is tootling
around Chicago somewhere or
dthr, but the first, three are now
being cared for by Andy Law
rence's police force.
-- "Every since ' the day the first
union band warbled a few tunes
under his window, Andy has been
real 'touchy about "bands. . Goes
right up jn the air at the very
injentipnQf. bands.
Yesterday, as soon as a police
man cast eyes on "one ' of those
bands .he immediately reported to
Kfs chief Mayor Andy Law
Rest.'enr,"said Mayor Andy.
JSq the .Union bands were ar
rested ;fqr, hurting: the feelings
of Mayor Andy Lawrence.
Which is qui,te as it should.be.
It Jsnpt right thattnere common
music makers should be per
mitea to hurt the feelings of our
grea.t and beneficient mayor.
The newspaper carriers, who
organize'df2urelyfor thepurpose
qfrefusing Jo' ca."rry the trust
Papers to subscribers quit carry
ing .them this week.
1 Which explains the yelping
frputhe Daily IsTews-in-the court
ofliah." Ju'dgevBrentaho.
";Thie't5aily News now p9ssess.es,
bygape of Brentanoa qut little
uijinctiqn.y ordering striking
newspaper employes to "desist
and refrain" from pretty nearly
everything, the judge and the
Daily News cpuld think of.
Of course, the strikers were not
allowed to present their side of
the affair before the injunction
was "issued. It was issued just
like Burke's "midnight" injunc
tion for the Tribune, and doubt
less it will be real handy.
The truth is that the strike of
the carriers is crippling the trust
publishers even worse than be
fore. Ever since the strike, the pub
lishers have managed, through
the carriers who were unorgan
ized, to get papers delivered to a
few of their fbrmer subscribers.
Lots of people to whom they
were delivering did not wish a
non-union -newspaper in their
homes. They rang up the trust
newspaper circulation depart
ments and said so, and ordered
the papers stopped..
Whereupon the trust newspaper
circulation departments foamed
at the mouth, and babbled about
contracts, and the necessity of
people takfng papers they did not
You see, the trust newspapers,
did not care a whoop about the.
subscribers. But they were hav
ing troubles of their own with the
big advertisers.
' If you were a department store
and were losing about $15,000 a
day because the trust newspaper
advertising wasn't worth a
whoop, you' dholler about it.
The department stores hollered

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