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AND IS EASY ON YOUR EYES THE DAY BOOK 500 SOL PEORIA ST. 398 TEL. MONROE 353 VOL.2,NQ.95 Chicago, Monday, Jan. 20, 1913 ONE CENT GUARDS OF THE CLOTHING MANUFACTURERS START RIOT; STRIKERS IN HOSPITAL New York Bosses Importing Strikebreakers Local Situation Grave, as Employers Refuse to Quit Filling New York Contracts. New York, Jan. 20. Private "detectives" of the clothing man ufacturers caused a riot in Spring street todav. PUT YOUR GOLD STAR IN THE SAFE, CHIEF! Thieves entered the City Hall today, stole several brass cuspi dors and the nickel hinges off a door directly opposite the office of Chief of Police McWeeny. When one of the chiefs assistants went to the washroom the door fell off its hinges. Robbers threw brick through window of cigar store of H. R. Swezy, 116 N. La Salle st., direct ly across street from Chief of Po lice McWeeny's office in City Hall. Took what cigars they could carry and sorted them as they walked away from store. Swezy, when asked if he told the police, said: "No, it's the fifth time in two years, so I won't bother to call the police." The results are: Eight strikers in the hospital, badly injured; dozens of others suffering from bruises, cuts and clubbed heads;1 fourteen strikers in jail. The trouble started at the exit from a subway station near one of rile big factories. Pickets of the strikers aw five strikebreakers guarded by three private "detectives" come out of the subway and head for the fac tory. The pickets stopped the strike breakers and pleaded with them not to help break the strike. The guards drew clubs and charged down Yin the strikers. A crowd began to gather. Fifty strikebreakers rushed out of the factory and attacked the pickets. The fighting soon became gen eral. Soon almost 1,000 had gath--ered and were taking part on the fray. The employers telephoned for police reserves. A squad of these'