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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 30, 1912, Image 2

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By train and by wagon, by
horse and afoot, thousands of fel
low laborers and countrymen of
Ettor and Giovannitti flocked in
to the city.
The crowds jammed every
street. Extra policemen had
be'en arranged for, and the "keep
moving" order was strictly en
forced. "When court recessed at 1
o'clock In the afternoon, Ettor
and Giovannitti, heavily hand
cuffed, were taken from the court
hoube to a waiting cab.
The street outside was black
with peojple. When they caught
sight of the defendants a wild
cheer"went up. Ettor and Giov
annitti contrived to take off their
hats and wave them to the people
before the guards hustled them
info the cab and slammed the
door.
The entire route from the court
house to the jail was lined by po
licemen. The police used their
chubs on .the curious in the crowd
frequently.
The attorneys for the defense
realize that this trial is the most
important that has been heard in
a hundred years.
If Ettor and Giovannitti are
convicted no man or woman in
America, no newspaper, no think
er will ever be able to relieve his
mind of his feelings about wrongs
and injustices.
Lawrence, Mass., Sept. 30.
Rioting, which broke out last
night, reached its height today in
the monster 24-hour" protest
.strike of mill workers against the
imprisonment of Ettor and'dio
vannitti.
It was estimated that 100,000
mill workers in New England
would be involved in the walk
out, which may become a long
drawn out struggle as a result of
the bitter feeling following 'to
day's riots.
Several hundred strikers ap
peared when -workers in the Ever
ett mill were returning to" their
looms at noon. Police reserves,
armed with wagon tongues and
blackjacks, charged the' crowd.
They were ordered to "go in and
stop them regardless'
The police obey their orders to
the letter. In two minutes the
street was strewn with senseless
strikers. The mob wavered be
fore the viciou onslaught of the
police and retreated, carrying the
wounded. It was impossible to
learn how many were hurt. Four
men and one woman were ar
rested. Early this morning the police
attacked a squad of newspaper
men who were following them as
they charged a knot of strikers.
The police "turned on the report
ers, telling them "they had no
business there." A. H. Waldron!,
a Boston newspaper photograpKJ
er, had his camera destroyed
when he attempted to take a pic-
ture of the police leaning over a j
man, they had knocked to the
street.
"I was in Lawrence during last
winter's strike," said Waldron,
"and I never saw anything to
equal the brutality of the polic
this morning. As I was about te

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