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'policemen were placed. Ten passen
gers were carried this morning.
Every available policeman and de
tective in the city was held on re
serve last night and they remained
fso during the day, unless called for
The majority of the "mounted po
licemen were quartered at the traf
fic barns, just north of the river, for
instant use in case of rioting.
TRUST PAPER PUBLISHERS AND
MAYOR HOLD 'MYSTERY' MEET
None of the papers published any
thing regarding a mysterious confer
ence that was held in the mayor's
office late yesterday afternoon and
which lasted for more than two
hours. The reason for this secrecy
was the fact that the publishers
themselves were the ones who con
ferred with the mayor. They were
invited to the meeting through the
Newspaper Publishers' ass'n.
Charles Fitzmorris, secretary of
the mayor, told a Day Book reporter
that they had been asked "to make
suggestions." He refused to say
what kind of suggestions were going
to be made.
Later the mayor was asked to state
what had occurred.
"I just invited them in to talk about
the strike," he said. "I wanted to tell
them what I knew about it It is
one of the most serious things which
has happened to Chicago in recent
years." He also refused to go into
the details of the meeting.
The mayor's office was crowded all
day yesterday. Union men, street
railway officials, policemen and news
paper men passed in and out con
tinuously. From one of the visitors it
was learned that the publishers had
been invited to talk with the mayor
regarding their poliqy during the
Fitzmorris denied this. He stuck
to his statement regarding the mys
BITS OF STRIKE NEWS
If strike continues, Majestic may
be only big theater open next week.
Princess, Garrick, Palace and Olym
pic will close when receipts fall be
Riverview Park seems certain to
close. Forest Park may close. White
City will remain open. The movies,
except in the loop, anticipate record
Loop hotels can accommodate 13,
700 besides regular guests.
Planning to run barges on rivers
to carry passengers.
Including car men, carpenters, iron
workers and painters, there are now
45,000 on strike.
"The companies could pay profits
and pay living wage, too, if they were
not drawing interest on $70,000,000"
water," said Aid. John Kjellander.
CALLS COP FOR ARRESTING
YOUNG BOY AGAIN'
When Claude Perez of 640 E. 47th
st. was brought into the boys' court
for the fifth time on a petty offense,
Chief Justice Olson, sitting on the
bench today, tendered him an apol
ogy and slapped some strong remarks
at Officer Martin Duffy, who made the
Claude was pinched when he ran
from the policeman, because, as he
told Judge Olson, they had threatened
to arrest him on sight.
Martin Walsh, public defender, de
clared that the policeman should be
"prosecuted for arresting the boy on
such trivial basis and asked Judge
Olson to enter another discharge for
The first trainload of strikebreak
ers reached the city over the Penn-sv'-inip-
road from Cincinnati early
today, according to a report which
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tne policing of the South Side ele
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