Coffey Hall 09261897 Strike Meeting

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Coffey Hall 09261897 Strike Meeting - DEBS TO TAKE CHARGE Agitator Said to Be...
DEBS TO TAKE CHARGE Agitator Said to Be Counselor "of Street-Car Street-Car Street-Car Men. ;" LOOKS LIKE A STRIKE Midnight Meeting; at Coffey's Hall Largely. Attended. ; SPEECHES ARE TEMPERATE Leaders from I-abor. I-abor. I-abor. Unions Address U?b Gathering. " Real Plan ef Campaign I Drafted 'a Preliminary Secret . .- .- Session. at ' . . - ' - ! The . most ominous characteristic of th meeting of South. Bid street car men at Coffey's hall last alght was Its silence. It was suggestive of the proverbial calm which la aald to bo tho forerunner of th storm. ' At 11 o'clock there, were scarcely fifty men la th place of meeting, but after that hoar th hall began to fill rapidly, and by midnight midnight th number present had swelled to over 200. ' None ot th leaders had arrived at this time, and they wero said to be holding a secret preliminary session -la -la a room at Thirty-Ninth Thirty-Ninth Thirty-Ninth and State streets. Eugene V. Dobs, It waa reported, waa presiding at this conference, conference, and th presence at th famous strike leader at this Junctor waa taken even by th most conservative aa a harbinger of trouble. Tho coming of Deb was not generally known to those who war assembled at Coffey Coffey hall, and by many was discredited, bos who professed tCuave secret sources of information said th great railroad agi tator- tator- had been summoned to th city by the leaders ot organised labor and would act as counselor la th Present criila, but

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  1. The Inter Ocean,
  2. 26 Sep 1897, Sun,
  3. Page 1

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