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AMERICAN FEDERATION OF LABOR IN SESSION
SCHOOL BOARD MESS UP TO COUNCIL
POLICE BREAK UP FREE SPEECH MEETING
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Newspaper, Daily Except Sunday
VOL. 5, NO. 36 Chicago, Monday, November 8, 1915 398
HEAD SLUGGER TELLS
INSIDE STRIKE STORY
State's Atfy Hoyne Gets Sworn Confession of Bat
Master son William A. Cunnea Says Evidence
Should Bring Indictment of Police Officers,
Six weeks now since the garment
strike started and there have been
sluggings, shootings, insults, anarchy
and violence committed by city police
and private police.
Today Wm. A. Cunnea, attorney
for the Amalgamated Garment
Workers, took to State's Att'y Hoyne
the sworn statement of David Roy
Masterson, better known as "Bat"
Masterson, chief of special police
and head of sluggers for Lamm & Co.
and four other garment shops where
strike is on.
Among allegations of Masterson
That city policemen are paid cash
every day for the work they do in the
interest of garment bosses.
That the city police and the special
police (sluggers) work hand in hand
and when the sluggers want to beat
up strikers the city police try to be
That the slugging of Deputy Cor
oner Hermann was a frame-up put
through by a picked crew headed by
one Abe Katz.
That the throwing of beer bottles
through windows of strikebreakers'
homes has been done by wrecking
crews from the P. J. Harding Detec