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RIOTS firemen who twenty-nine whites. TROOPS CALLED IN GAR RIOTS BI003HXGTOM, ILL. STRIKERS S2IASH CABS AST) DESTROY HSOFERTT. Strikers Stirred by "Mother" Jones- Police Force Unable to Cope Crowd, BLOOMING-TON, 111.. July 6.-- Sev- entroop of the First Illinois cavalry ordered out by Governor Lowden on appeal of Mayor E. E. Jones were route here today following a night rioting and property .destruction, an outgrowth of the street car strike. The strikers, who had been peaceful since their walkout several weeks ago. were stirred .into activity by oratory of "Jlother" Jones at a meeting of the striking employes last night. Pouring out of the hall,: the began attacking cars .operated by non-union crews. Several -conductors and motorrnen were badly. beaten member of the mob -was shot through the neck. A street .car was run onto the railroad ,. tracks and stalled there. Power Honse Closed. A-cry of "to the power bouse"-went up from, the mob, and it swept the big generating plant .of the Bloomington. and Normal Railwayand Light company. The employes, Notified in advance, shut down the plant, the city homes and business places were' in darkness. The street lights were, still on,' however, their power, coming from 'tlie municipal plant. Alter vainly trying., ; ; to enter the power house, the mob attacked street cars which were-' stalled in the streets when the 1 power was shut oft, smashing windows and then stormed the down town' office of the street company, breaking the big plate glass window's. The entire police force, augmented by special deputies hastily sworn, in, could, do nothing with' the crowds, when Mayor Jones -announced troops were "eriroute, the" 'crowd'- dispersed. , Col.. Milton J., Foreman, of 'Chicago, is in command, of the cavalry, embraces six Chicago companies and the Peoria troop.

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  1. Logansport Pharos-Tribune,
  2. 06 Jul 1917, Fri,
  3. Page 1

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