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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 15, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 4

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said he was assaulted at Polk and
Sherman because the applicant said
a sergeant had seen the slugging. He
told the striker who wanted the war
rant to go back anoNget an order
from the sergeant Cannon evidently
forgot there was such a thing as a
John Doe warrant, which could have
been issued.
"Does the committee want the re
ports of the police on the 400 assault
cases which have been brought into
court?" asked Hornstein.
"Let's have the truth, Mr. Horn
stein," Cunnea interrupted. "There
was not 400 assault cases. Most of
them are disorderly conduct against
women and girls. Others consist of
unlawful assemblage, one of our out-of-date,
antique laws. Another is the
ordinance which prevents cards tell
ing of a meeting from being passed.
This last law has been declared illegal
scores of times. 400 assault cases!
What do you mean my making such a
mis-statement? Rather say unne
cessary arrests."
The committee directed the re
ports put in the record.
Colin H. Fife, att'y for the 111. Man.
ass'n, appeared to tell the committee
that he had been asked to say that
the manufacturers had refused to
come to discuss their methods of. pri
vate policing in their plants during
the strike because the committee did
not have the power to subpoena
''They feel that an attempt is being
made to coerce them into employing
a "class of labor they do not desire
to employ;" he stated. "They intend
to maintain their present attitude no
matter how long the present situa
tion is kept up."
"The attitude of the manufacturers
is both contemptuous and disrespect
ful," Buck stated. "Their evasion of
the request of this committee proves
this. It was their duty to come here.
I ask that my order be read into the
Here is Alderman Buck's resolution
which caused consternation in ranks '
of the garment manufacturers yes
terday. It was called discriminatory
and illegal by Colin H. Fife, attorney
for the 111. Man. ass'n, who was pres
ent to tell the committee the garment
manufacturers would not meet them:
"Ordered that the general superin
tendent ol police be and he hereby is
directed to revoke the certificate of
appointment of each special patrol
man appointed by him to do strike
duty at any garment manufacturers'
shops during the present garment
workers' strike; that the general su
perintendent of police compile and
present to this council a complete list
of all of the special policemen, pri
vate guards and sluggers in the serv
ice of the garment manufacturers in
cidental to the present garment
workers' strike, together with a list
of their former occupations, their
criminal records if any, the names of
any detective agencies or other per
sons or corporations through whom
or by whom they were hired in their
present employment; that the general
superintendent of police prevent the
congregating of private guards, spe
cial policemen or sluggers outside the
premises of any of the garment man
ufacturers; that he enforce the same
rules agaihst all employes of cloth
ing manufacturers that are sought to
be enforced against the strikers, es
pecially with reference to keeping
them moving when on the street, pre
venting them standing or congregat
ing at the doors of shops, making
hostile demonstrations or threats,
carrying weapons or otherwise
breaking the peace."
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Body of man 5 ft 8 in. tall, black
hair, brown eyes, dark suit, taken,
from lake at North av.; in water'
month; Roberts undertaking rooms,
1625 Wells st
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Maywood, III. Anthony Dolce, his
wife, Anna, and 10-year-old daughter
Mary, lound dead home at roof
Dolce's shoeshop. Escaping gas, 1

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