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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, June 21, 1912, Image 4

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If plans of the Chicago Federa
tion of Labor are carried out,
MayofHarrison will have one of
the most strenuous times ofhjs
career at the meeting of the city
council in the city hall tonight.
The mayor will find out justwhat
the federation thinks about him,
and he will not be flattered at the
At its meeting last Sunday -the
federation called for members to
gather at tonight's council meet
ing and protest against the action
of the mayor and Chief of Police
In the resolution for the meet
ing, adopted Sunday, it was de
clared that "at the instance of
Mayor Harrison and Chief Mc
Weeny the police are assaulting,
intimidating, browbeating and
jailing men who have broken no
law and committed no crime, as
evidenced by the fact that they
are promptly acquitted when
their cases are brought up in
Thousands of union workers
have notified the federation that
they will be present tonight.
As planned the demonstration
will be a spontaneous outburst on
the part of union men.
The workers will gather in the
galleries, and when that is filled
the overflow will take up stations
in the .corridors. s
Chairman William RosseH of
the federation legislative commit
tee declared the federation held
no animus against the aldermen.
Their protest is directly solely at
the mayor and" Chief McWeeny.
Jack Johnson, negro pugilist,
and his wife, Etta, white woman,
were indicted by the federal grand
jury today, charged with smug
gling into this country a diamond,
necklace worth $6,500.
Johnson was given the oppor
tunity some weeks ago of escap
ing prosecution by paying the
government $9,000. The negro
prizefight champion had an idea
he was a bigger man than the gov
ernment and attempted to com
promise for a smaller sum.
Johnson'f attorneys arranged,
for him to plead before a U. S.
commissioner at Los Veeras, N.
vM., where he is training for his
fight with Jim Flynn July 4. It
was agreed that the case should
not interfere with plans "for the
championship battle.
The indictment Js a lifesaver
for Promoter Jack Curley, who
had worked the racket that Gov.
McDonald would interfere with
the fight until it was useless as a
means of attracting attention to
the bout
. Police have been asked to search
for Mrs. Dolly Wilson, divorced
wife of George Wilson, a travel
ing salesman, residing at 2126
Leland avenue.
Mrs. Wilson is suspected of
having possession of 11-year-old
Grace Wilson, their daughter,
who was kidnaped Thursday af
ternoon, ihe child was award
ed to theiather at the time of the
divorce trial, 10 years ago.
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