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ARMING OF STRIKEBREAKERS
CAUSE OF MORE BLOODSHED .
1 , There was more bloodshed in the
express strike yesterday as a result
of bitterness caused by the arming
of professional ' strikebreakers now
working for the express companies.
The riot calls were sent in when
union sympathizers and strikebreak
ers clashed near the Adams Express
Co. barns at Adams and Desplaines.
IP Two negroes, Joseph Clar'k and
Thomas Frederick, had a scrap with
a couple of men as they were board
ing a street car after leaving the ex
pres barns." In a few minutesh a
general fight started.
M. H. Gurham,. 946 Irving av., a
union teamster, was stabbed and is
in a, serious condition. The fight
continued on an Adams st car until
it raeched State st where the police
stopped it. Clark and Frederick
were taken to the detective bureau.
Mayor Thompson yesterday prom-v
ised the striking teamsters and a
delegation of South Water st mer
chants that he would make another
effort to bring about a settlement.
The express companies- are still re
fusing arbitration and are re lying
on their professional strikebreakers
to end the fight
A committee of striking electrical
workers of the Commonwealth Ed
ison Co. will make another attempt
at a conference today with W. L. Ab
bott, general supervising engineer,
before calling' out the powerhousa
YOUR OWN COUNTRY
' The Falls of Niagara.
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Willis Dickinson,. Geneva, III., iri-i' Anton Katchmarek and son, 2,
dieted for giving check which could 1544 Hpli, hurt by auto at Division
not be cashed w ' and Noble sts. Austolsts escaped