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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 23, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 2

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writes letter to Chief Justice Olsen
claiming Judge La Buy at Maxwell
station uses raw tactics in refusing
jury trial to arrested strikers.
Parade of 5,000 girl and women
garment workers moves through gar
ment district and downtown this afternoon.
"If there were no hired sluggers
masquerading as private police there
would be no counter attacks by strik
ers," said Aid. John C. Kennedy in
comment today on the assault on
Deputy Coroner Hermann last night
He argued for police committee to
vote yes on the plan of Aid. Buck to
shut off all private police from a hand
in strikes.
"If you want to cut down shoot
ings and sluggings in the streets of
Chicago, pass this order," was the
main drive of Aldermen Martin,
Buck, Kennedy and McCormick.
Even Aid. Tom Lynch and Aid. John
ny Powers came through with talks
and votes for the order to pass. De
Priest and Stern were the only two
who voted against taking stars and
guns away from the thugs who are
on the job in front of garment fac
tories today.
Council by 60 to 7 voted Monday
night to have the Buck plan taken
to committee. This big vote backs
the dope that the council will put
through an ordinance that no pri
vate police shall be allowed employ
ers for handling strikes. A special
strike bureau will be created.
Mrs. Mary Bianko of 757 W. Con
gress st speaks only Italian. So her
little daughter, Anna, stood by her
side and translated her answers to
the TJtpatel arbitration committee
questions today.
"I worked as a finisher for Hirsch
Wickwire from 7:30 a. m. to 5:30
p. m. in the busy season," she said.
"I used to get 14 cents for each pair
of pants I finished. That made about
$10 a week. Then they cut me down
to 8 cents apiece for each pair of
pants. Since then I have made only
about $7 and $8 a week. My hus
band is dead. I have five children.
One girl works out. A married sis
ter pays most of the house rent, else
we would have to go to the charity
bureau or county agent We buy our
clothes from the second-hand outfits
of the Salvation Army."
State Factory Inspector Oscar Nel
son, with his deputy, Wm. Ehn, took
notes on testimony of girls that
there are violations of the 10-hour
"I have been on a blacklist kept by
the Wholesale Clothiers' ass'n since
1903," stated James J. Koster, cutter
at Hart,.Schaffner & Marx. This firm
is not in on the strike, as it has an
agreement with the union on strike.
"I lost several jobs because of orders
issued by Martin J. Isaacs, secretary
of the wholesale association. He has
an office on floor 10 of the Medinah
bldg. What he says goes. He put me
down for a strong union man. When
I got a job he ordered me out of it.
Not until Hart, Schaffner & Marx
were organized and signed agree
ments with the union have I been
able to hold a job. This blacklisting
Is carried on today and is one of the
evils the strikers are fighting."
Sidney Hillman, president Amalga
mated Garment Workers, put ques
tions to witnesses. He was helped by
Miss Nettie Richards, Hull House
social worker, who was arrested
Wednesday night charged with disor
derly conduct.
Letter of Benjamin E. Cohen to
Chief Justice Olson of the municipal
courts says on Oct 21 he appeared
before Judge La Buy for six strikers
charged with disorderly conduct La
Buy refused jury trial, according to
the letter, and when Cohen said the
law is that the court must grant such
request, La Buy answered:
"I overrule your motion for a jury
trial at this time. The city is not
ready in these cases."
Cohen again urged it was a denial
of ordinary rights of citizenship for
La Buy to refuse to listen to motion

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