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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 27, 1913, Image 4

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and have made them minute men
of industry.
At 6:30 o'clock in the morning
I went on actual picket duty with
Miss L. L. Duck, outside of
Schesher's uptown garment fac
tory. Owner ' Schesher himself
and his corps of private detectives
filled the ornate doorway. A
crowd of slouching toughs, said
to be hired for $5 a day, escorted
groups of strikebreakers from the
Second and Sixth av. "L" trains.
Across the way 200 men loafed,
silenth- waiting for any excite
ment. Miss Dock and I picketed amid
a Sabbath calm. Suddenly an
employers' detective, circling the
curious idlers, paused near a
: roup of gangsters then return
ed. Another minute, and the
i was filled from curb to curb
with wildly excited men. Schesch
er fled, while the employers' pri
vate detectives bored into the
crowd, brandishing threatening
clubs. After four minutes' delay
the police of precjnt 43 arrested a
perfectly innocent man.
One Roberts, nephew and de
partment manager for Abe
Schesher, watched the outcome
from the factory door.
I told those detectives to ham
mer the crowd," he protested.
That word explained. "Tqld?"
cried Miss Dock, picket for the
Women's Trade Union league.
''Then it was you who ordered
that disturbance?" Roberts made
no answer.
By such methods are the man
ufacturers of women's under mus
lins warring on working women
in a women's fight.
What do the women who wear
the clothes these sisters of theirs
make think of such methods?
In another article I will tell
them more of such methods, and
why they can exist in the great
est of all American cities.
Boston, Jan. 27. A strike of
20,000 garment workers is threat
ened within a week unless manu
facturers grant demands for in
creased wages and better work
ing conditions, similar to those
which caused the strike in New
At a conference today between
Gov. -elect Dunne and Democrat
ic leaders in the Illinois House, a
combination of forces was decid
ed upon which, it is believed, will
result in the election of John M,
Rapp as temporary speaker when
the House convenes tomorrow.
Representatives of the Karchr
Hubbard, Hoffman and Rapn
forces took part in the conference.
All agreed to throw their strength
solidly to Rapp. With the 25
Progressive votes and the four
Socialists, who have agreed to go
to Rapp if their votes will elect
him, it is thought the deadlock
wil be ended.
If a temporary speaker is chos
en tomorrow Gov. Dunne and the
other Democratic state officers
will probably be inaugurated.
New York. Henry Brummer,
29, arrested for beating his 73-r
year-old wife.

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