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March 3, 1908

March 3, 2008 |  5:58 am


Above, Judge Smith tries to sort out a drunken brawl between neighbors ... Police arrest John Herr, a local red agitator, during a speech at 7th and Grand as the nation fears the spread of anarchy ...   Three reds are headed for police court after allegedly leading a mob of socialists, trailed by a pack of "hobos and crooks," through the streets, yelling slogans and shaking their fists at police officers. The crowd sang "The Marseillaise" and shouted "Revolution!" and "Down with the enemies of free speech!" The Times says.


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