Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1943 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the
National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. external link Learn more
Image provided by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, Urbana, IL
Newspaper Page Text
Each punishment made him
more defiant, and each defiance
of authority "brought more pun
ishment. He Saw boys -paroled
who had been sent there for
crimes more serious than his. He
saw the friends' of inmates ap
pear in" their .behalf. He' was
friendless . He was old man
"They turned me down' twice,"
he said in his death cell. "I had
to do something. I couldn't kick.
And so I picked up "
And so he picked up an ax and
killed a guard, the symbol of au
thority. A death warrant was the dip
loma of his criminal education re
ceived under the auspices of the
state of Indiana.
MAlY REFUSE TO JOIN IN
St. Paul, Minn., May 28.
Freight handlers of St. Paul and
Minneapolis Struck at' 4 o'clock
today in sympathy with'those out
in Chicago and on the gro'und
that they had to handle freight
passing through "the hands of
non-union men at Chicago.
There was disaffection in the
union ranks, however, when the
hour for striking was reached.
Many of the men were not in
favor of the strike. Many did not
At the Minnesota Transfer, M.
J. Dooley, superintendent, said
his poll showed only 31 out of 344
'The clerks voted not to strike
last,night and remained at work
"" At th,e, 'Great Northern freight
house 40 out- of 60 quit; 16 out of
50 abthe Soo-;46"out of 45 at the?
Omaha; Milwaukee road,' all
working; -Great- Western, all1
working; rRoclc Island, all work?
STRIKERS TURN TABLES
ON THE GOVERNMENT.
London, May 28. The 120,000
striking dockmen and carters is
sued an ultimatum to the govern
ment today. t
Yesterday, the, governme'nt be-
gan mobilizing troops, evidently
for use in breaking the strike.
The officials of the Federated
Transpdrt Workers went inta
conference, and discussed the sit-'
uatidn for houfs. At the end thel
ultimatum was issued to govern-,
menf. It was:
"Use troops to break the strike,
and we shall see that not one sin-j
gle package or letter is carried or;
delivered anywhere in the United
Kingdom by the royal mail.
"If that "does not prevent youj
using pur troops against us, we
also shall resort to violence." ,
The government is in a fine
pickle . today. t never thought
of the ability of the federated
unions to stop the carrying of the
royal mail. It does notuite kriow1
what to. do, but it is not so -anx
ious to ,use troop" s.
A few qf the car men employeqf
at the Royal Albert docks repoi
ed for work today. They passed
through a crowd of strikers and
pickets, but these merely turned-
their backs on them, and ther
was no trouble.' 15,000 men from