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"The L W. W. yesterday, at least,
consisted of Herman Schuettler,"
said Nockels. "Since they took the
gambling squad away from him he
hasn't been getting his name in the
papers and his crown" -was getting
dusty. He admits having two de
tectives at the meeting and, in addi
tion, the hall was crowded with 'stool
"It was the 'stool pigeons' and de
tectives who incited the riot and gave
them a chance to arrest whoever they
could lay their hands on."
As further proof of the frame-up,
sympathizers of the unemployed
pointed to the quickness with which
double forces of reserves were
shipped from nearby stations. A
squad of mounted police from the
barns at Illinois and La Salle was on
Halsted almost before the riot
In court today William A. Cunnea
appeared for those who were thrown
Into jail. He was assisted hy Ran
som E. Walker and A. Stoller Tobin
son. Ass't State's Att'y Julius Krasi
groch and Ass't City Prosecutor
Vavra appeared to prosecute. Judge
Caverly sent the case down town for
a jury trial. Krasigroch wanted $400
bond for each of the two state
charges all had been booked on.
Cunnea argued for a $200 bond. Cav
erly compromised on $300.
Those who were not bailed out last
night by Mary H. Wilmarth will be
bailed out today by Mary R. Smith,
r12 W. Walton place, and P. R. Dek-
natel, pres. Mackie-Lovejoy Mfg. Co.
Juline Chapetz, a young girl who
was arrested, showed clearly the
urgent need, of relief to the unem
ployed. "What do you do for a living?"
asked the judge.
"I don't live," she answered clearly.
And the judge coughed to relieve the
strain that followed.
Besides Jane Addams and Miss
Breckenridge, Ellen Gates Starr, Dr.
Rachelle S. Yarros and other noted
Chicago people were in court to sup
port the unemployed.
In contrast to the Simon Legree
tactics used by Capt. James Storen of
Maxwell st station, who is allowed to
treat women in that manner although
under indictment on a criminal
charge, Capt. Thomas F. Meagher
treated the prisoners with courtesy.
He went so far as to make a plea for
them and express the feeling that
only by parading could they show the
actual conditions that exist.
The Rev. Irwin St. John Tucker,
Church of the Redeemer, described
his part in the parade.
"I arrived at the scene after the
trouble started," he said. "I saw large,
strong men in citizens' clothes beat
ing smaller men, emaciated and
ragged, with blackjacks. I saw a
1 banner with the words 'Give us this
day our daily bread' being trampled
in the mud. I seized the banner and
held it aloft I thought that when
sacred words were being trampled
upon it was time for a minister of
the gospel to act.
"I had hardly raised the banner be
fore a pair of strong hands grabbed
me, another hand jerked the banner
from mine and I was struck a blow
across the shoulders with a club.
Then I was pushed into a group of
men huddled on the sidewalk and
told if I resisted I would be given
more. These were the prisoners
afterward locked up. The only anar
chists in that crowd, from my point
of view, were the men who were beat
ing the others with blackjacks. The
whole outrageous affair would dis
As the parade started from the Hull
House, Riccio -and Devito, in plain
clothes, stood on Halsted street near
Polk. They called to the marching
men and women to halt" A woman
laughed and some men broke into a
cheer. Devito reached out and grab
bed at one of the leaders and those
nearest the man tried to hold him
back. In the scuffle the man broke
away and ran.
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