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Domestic Labor News
Textile Workers to Convene.
Providence, H. I.--A convention of
textile workers has been called for
Sunday, Aug. 31. and .Monday, Sept.
1 (Labor day), in Providence to con
sider questions affecting the workers
in the various brainches of the textile
industry. The convention will be
held under the a:ospices of Textile
Workers' lidustrial Union No. 1001)
of the I. W. W.
All independent unions in the
weaving, tailoring, garment making,
passementerie and trinmming, knit
ling, hat and cap making and othero
departments of the textile industry
are being specially invited to send
delegates to this convention, so tIlhat
plans may ie worked otit for closer
co-operation amllong the various or
gantizations in the interests of tlih
hlow Hlatland Weavers W\on.
Paterson, N. .I. The annoulnce
ment. in thile local plaers ttuliaiy and
Monday mnortning that tiie silk bosses
and the inter'nationttial officials of the;
United Textile Workers, A. F. of ,..'
had amicably agreed to introduce thei
44-hour week in Ithe sillk industryl
here beginning Oct. 1I, has c.aused
lively conmminent among the hatland
weavers, who, by disregarlding comnl
pletely both union officials anld un-'
ion rules and acting for themlselves
through delegates chosen in teachi'
shop, have just won the 44-hour.
week, to go into effect at once. to
gether with a 21) ! per cent wage in
The inside history of the "rebel-t
lion" of the hathand we'veris. most
of whom belong to tihe A. F. of L..
but who are notoriousll for their inde-
penditent spirit, has just comne out,.
It is briefly this:
A cenitral comnniiilto of haltltand
weavers has been in active exist entic
for some time; looking after the in
lorests of the workers in this depart- '
tnent of the indust ry. In .tine. de
mands for more llmlntey ;aIlid slhoitor
hounrs were (llrawn tp by the ce,.ltiall
committee and ratified by the vea
rious shops and presented to lhe' PIl- i
ployers. The latter tried to gain time n
land to sidetrack the wolrkers, b)ut
they were not to be. turned atside t
and, finding that tihe bosses would 1
Inot yield. they called a strike in all
hatband sholps June t ,0.
Several nlanut';actuellers gave inl
very quickly and the Irest soon "c itt'ie
tulmbling aifter." granltilg all 1Ill1
wleavers' d olnds, o tgo into ofl' ffrt,
not lnext fall, but itmnedi:tel y.
Actors Stage StNlrike.
New York. --Staging a strike in
real life for the betterment of their
own condlitioins is a decidedly new
form of drama to the theater folk of
Broadway, New York. lint so s.ue
cessful is this ltheir latest play alnd
so perfect is the ensemiible of thIlse
"white collar slave's that It of the
leading tlleaters of New York are
While the city crowded by the
thousands of tourists who frlequllt
the largest Amlerician city dluring
sutmer tlilme, the prodlcing illanag
ers are indeed in a hitter mood at
this Iunexnect ed revolt of eh)orlls
girls, actors, singers and dancers.
The strike has extended to Chicago.,
where several theatters have closed
as a restult.
Never was a more jolly lot of pick
eters seen thantt the theatrical fra
ternity. who are re appealiner to tihe
public to desist from patronizing the
now houses that manage, by the illl
portation of "scab" actors, to keep
going. As one picketer put it to the
editor of the Internaotinal Lsthor
News Service, "We are not crushed
by the idea of ltunempnloyment, for
most of its are out of a jolb most of
the time. Really. tho gh, tlhe spirit
of the thing has been fine and I'm
pronnd of mny profession."
The strike is being managed by Ihe
Actors' Equity association, which re
cently obtained a charter from the
A. F. of L. The producing managers
are trying by every knownt legal
trick, including injunciions. suits for
br'each of contract, etc., to force the
rebellious Thespians bnack to work.
But the strikers are standing pIat and
are reiterating that all they want is
The resolution authorizing the
strike reads in part as follows:
Resolved. That we severally agree,
each with the other, that until the
Actors' Equity association is recog
nized and until ta altisfactory ar
rangement is made with it governing
the working conditions of the actor,
we will not perform any service for
any manager who is a mlember of the
Producing Managers' association, or
who refuses to recognize our associa
tion or issue its contract, either in
pIlays now being presented or in plays
which are now or maniy hereaiftlr ho
Ileading lits Neven St nikes.
reading, P'a. Reading may lose
its sobriquet of "Pretzel ('ity" when
plain bread has been so hard to (ih-'
tlain under existing conditions thatt
it is indulging in strikes in sevent
industries with an eighth looming
lar'ge upon the horizon.
The seven are the Carpenter steel
Co., house painters, electrical work
ers, bricklayers, Alexander hatters.
Ed tloores' molders and Dilndon tmit
The Carpenter Steel company has
The NONPARTISAN LEAGUE is fighting the ENEMIES
of you both. Big Business is robbing Farmers and Wage
Earners alike. You must come together, fight together
and you'll win together. The NONPARTISAN LEAGUE
is the LINK that will bring you TOGETHER.
Farmers, Join the League! Wage-Earners, Support It!
I been closod since .Iay 2, because the
Woorkers Ipruded on their intelrna
Itionail h]oliday t l prevI ious day.
against the wishes of their employ
ers. 'Those iname el'lmployers and all
the others in the entirte city closed
their dlors on July 2S to lionize one
maitn who, as a gi'adluate nmilitary iCI
t'ij'ior served "safe in ease anld lux
ntry" during the entire war.
1Th parade on Mlay 1 was hold in
a dren' inglrtg ni ; a d, Ilthat it took
placi it all, plroves the solidarity of
the participanlts in the princeiple for
which they were marchiang. Julty 2N
Vwas a beautittli surnlier day iand the
entilre pairade Ipanssed It givIen poillt
in just 20 mintutes. Nev\'oerltless,
the w'orlkers were "given" a half
holiday withlout pay to view thli
ldemonstrati'ionI o the iusiness men
of the city to a general of the army.
The hatters have also bIeell out fori
soniie lime anid are beillng pla;yed with
by the ownerls like a cat with a
inmouse. The employoers have ifront the
bioginning usted the ('onnecticult lihat
ters against the hIealdintg workers ill
at effort to break their spirit, as
:triliebrealOkers. as suplllplosed victims
ft' law suitsi, antid ill other ways. In
Sllimidlion ill one of li t sihops did
slceedtl ill pIostponing an emplloyes'
mcOOling by telling the lmen the shops
would close dowtn for threei yterls be
fore a uniolto woulld lie recognized
anid they woillll ntevrl' recognizte tny
oirganization. Still the number of
strikes grow and tlie cigarmaklers
will ertainly hmake iho e ighth in
teading if tlhei six dlemands lar not
101,00o fainiters Strike.
New York. --Le,ading organized la
Iolr ill New York il the demanld ifor
5i li-day work wxk, Imore than 10.
000 tIuritiers of i th Brotherhood iof
I'a ill inters, Decorators and Pa per
Illng 'rs, distrL'ictl council of Aitanhat
taui. tIronlx and l icihlilond. registered
on Aug. 13 for hIe gteneral strike ailMd
rcompletly tied l p the i tantint f ini
llustry ill those Itiboroughs by sunset.
Brook.lyn painters of districlt icoln
ril 29 of the brotherhotod have al
ready received the red st rike cir
Cull rl which order!'S: thlem to qullit
worlk. By Attg. 15 hiabout l3,000( o
theiin haid registereod anld thull Olll
pleted Ilie Groater New York tioup.
The dllemands ofI' Ithe striiers ire
ni S-1hoit' day, $ 1-aniII-hoat ' wage
sc('le., tIdo blll pay for ove' lilll on
xoeerl datys, wilih no worli k performt'ed
eil Silltlllu y at d Sua lll. d y lnde illy
"i etlll11n 4 1110, ..
UNION SHOP FOR BAKERS
South Aml oy, N. ... :tAug. 21.
Ilaltery Ii'propritos have signed a
unioni -;hoi p agreementii with the Ihik
-' liunion. S shIlisaitillI W gO in
erol.rse s are includJod.
recentllll y-ol'rganized akers' unlioln.
'lThe wrth day is 8 , hours for mu
chine work and 9l", for hin d work.
Jo.urneymenlllll will .h paid $301 a week
anld fot'remllOn $33. Wh'en wonlliO do(i
the saim. kind Of \Orili as 1011 tl'oy
will receive to iin's iralt.s.
MAKES A DISCOVERY
New York. Aug. 21. The United
('igar Stores ilutluu ity, which opeil r-i
ales ia chtain oif 'igar stores throui gh-i
out thli counitry,. has ildoplted a SunI-'
day closing lpolicy for all stores ex-:
'olpt those locate('ll(d at1 summer resot)IIs.
In large stdi\rtisi.oi luts in thel
daily press the compani'lll)i y ouillllliincsi
thatI Sundaiy should he a ii day of
rest." 'The colllmpalnly made this dis
covery silhlultlaneollsly with Iho grol'w
illg unrest of its clerks lland their'
discussioi of trade union metllhods.
Roccntly several LIhundreid clerks
employedl by this (conct(ern ill ('hii:
go struck. and this hadt example" is
liable to Ii e copied by others.
SECURE UNION SHOP
SI. louis. Mo., Aug. 21.--For 15
yteals fourll lage calineit mallinig con
cerns ill this city have ol'peratetd o a
non-union lbasis. but have finally
signed lunion shollp agreeiiimentls with
the icarpe.nters' district council. One
nmanager said his explerienclle lduring
the wialr conviinced hin thit uniion
shop methods and union leechanics
were the best.
NEW MINIMUM WAGE
St. Paul, Minn.. Aug. 21. --The
new1 nliunillml wage for womenie worllk
ers, minors and atirentices in this
state, is now ill effect. .11 cities of
5.000 population or over the rate
will be $11 for a week of 4'S l -ours
lnd 23 cenlts an hour for additional
htours for wolmlln t workerslt. with a
graduated scale for apprentices I1dur
ing the first nine imonthis. In mnu
nicipalities of less than 53.00 popu
lation the rate will be $11.25 a week
and 21/ cents for additional hours.
The new schedule applies to all occu
BILES ARE UNFAIR!
Toledo. 0.. July 9, 1919.
To all licatl Unions, Central Bodies
and -itate Federations of Labor
Greeting: The struggle of labor
since the armistice was signed to
maintain and secure better condi
tions of labor is best illustrated by
Ihe fight being made by the Willys
Overland companltaly of Toledo, makers
of the Willys-Knight and Overland
automobiles, against organized labor.
On May 5, 1919, this company
locked out 16,000 of its employes be
cause they refused to take it back
ward step. the right of collective
bargaining and their freedom as
American citizens. A federal injunc
tion has been granted restricting
their picketing, two of their menm
bers have been killed and 19 injured
by ex-soldiers in uniform who were
hired by the mayor of Toledo to pro
tect the company. About one-half
of these workers were organized and
the remainder are now all organized
and are being supported in a measure
by tIhte labor movement of Toledo
assessing themselves 50 cents per
week. There atre' over 1,000 womnen
involved in this lockout alone.
In an alttempt to put our labor pa
per. which is owned and controlled
by the Central Labor Union, out. of
business, they are now suing the C.
1L. U'. for $100,01100 for libel. The A.
F. of L. convention at Atlantic City
sent two representalives to Toledo
to investigate the facts and report
to the executive council of the Amer
ican Federation of Labor. John A.
\'oll, president of the Glass Bottle
Btlowers association, and Chas. L.
Haine, secretary-treasurer of the
Boot and Shoe Workers' union, made
the investigation and reported back
that there was a determined attack
being made to wreck organized la
bor in Toledo, and that the attitude
of the Overlanud company was never
equaled by the kaiser in his palntiest
dlays. Organizer Emmet T. Flood, of
the A. F. of L., has been assigned to
Toledo by President Gomtlers to fight
this battle to the finish, anti we now
i.slt yoiu to ussist us t1o carry on this
hattlie for industrlttial justice by con
trilltintg as lilerally as possible to
ihis ;ituse. Ve need funds andI we
nleedI tiohem had, ndlll we trust tha.t
youlr organization will not place this
ctommunication on file bilut will take
action at once--apploint a comumittee
to sectlire funds if tnecssalry; adver
tise this unfair concertll Ihrough your
lhtb(ir loalpcrs aind every other mediullm
available and help us lick kaiserism
in Toledo as we did in Europe. Help
Is ttke care of those thousands not
entitled to benefits by col ributting
as liberally ats possible from your
tireastr! y. S lentl all donations to tile
Tol'edo ('Central laibor ('nion, 314
('bcerry Sit., Toledo, O., and make all
cheiks payable to John J. Quinlivan.
liraternally yourl ,
TOLEDI)O CENTR'AI, LABOII
Oliver Myers, President
.lohn Quinlivan, Secretary.
Approved by Emmett T. Flood, A.
1". of I,. replresentative.
I'. S. Thlie locked-out workers aire
notl receivig any cash benefits. Thley
have agreedi if we can fturnishl thent
the necessities of life to renlain oIn
strike until vicitory is won.
T'OL11)O C. L. '.
New York, Aug. 21 .---The New
York Times pities the millionaire he
cause of increased taxes, which the
editor' infelrs is not passetd onl to the
"Profiters.," says the Times,
"'shoultd he called to account, but if
tlhe workers Iuse t he increases they
have received in unaccustolmed andll
unlnecessary indulgences their case
is weakened. Everybody is feeling
Ihle pinch and sharing the blame for
it, who is not reducilg the cost of
living as far as possible by individ
un. l 0tion.
"The nillionairt's are doing so
tmore Ithn tilhe workers. In overy
illndullslry, ill every land, there is clear
proof that the wage earners are liv
ing more lavishly and tile rich more
frugally. The taxes have conmpellted
lih rich to do this.
"Inl addition to the enacted taxes
the li\'islh splending of those over
aid leyondl their i experience lays a
supertilax lupo the cost of living of
Quh.c, Canada, Aug. 21. The
supellrior court has awarded comIpeIn
salion helnefits to an injured ent
ploye of tie ('analiatn Pacific iRail
wa.'y comlnipanly, althoulgh the court1
held that the employe was int
prl'udelnt in ait' lltptilg to cl'os i a rail
Iroad tlack illn front of an engine. The
companlJy claiimeld that the ;Iacident
was due entiret'ly to the etploye's
fault and would not have occ(urred'
had ilhe exercised ordillary reasonable
'care. To this thle courl't agrel'ed, biut
it ruled that the fact of his emplov
Ient glave hint the right to tllko ia
claimu unlder tihe workmen Ie ctout
DO STRIKES PAY?
0,"ic'1. (),it Auig. 'i. The cur
rellt iss.ue of the ,Labtor Ianzetle. is
sued byI tie governiltnll t. plillt s a
sulllllatrl' of the110 more illlportaltll ill
dtlUIrial agreemlents i'ec:ently Ilmade,
and alsl:o mlakes this comment:ll
"W\\'hile thle conclusion of every i:n
duatlial agreement implitie, tbo ac
'Ceptance. to a greater o'r less degree.
of the principle of collective bargain
ing. it should not be overlooked that
ill a (lill'hbl "' of (a'""i t" n.,'·r.'l"nl
was reached only after the employes
..h..hnn on strike. .
SUGAR HOADOEDS BUSY
New York, Aug. 21.-Evidence
that food profiteers have entered into
a conspiracy to hoard sugar prepara
tory to raising prices at least 3 cents
a pound was obtained by Deputy
Commissioner of Markets O'Malley,
who said that he has discovered that
brokers controlling the sugar market
have entered into a hoarding com
bine while he was investigating deal
ings in army supplies.
The officifil declared that although
the government recently released 37.
000,000 pounds of sugar for public
purchase in an effort to relieve the
lugar shortage. it is imnossible to
buy sugar in large quantities at al
most any price. tie said it was inti
mated that some of the government's
sugar has fallen into the hands of
WHO GETS THE MONEY?
Washington, Aug. 21.--At a sen
ate committee hearing on the high
cost of living, 1. A. Calvin, cotton
authority, showed by illustrations
that the farmer is not to blame for
present prices. Mr. Calvin said the
farmer received about $9 for the
wheat that goes into a barrel of
flour, which the ibaker turns into
$32 and $34 worth of bread. He
showed six yards of gingham cloth
for which he paid $4.50, adding that
the weight was 15 ounces, and that
some cotton grower received 251
cents for the cotton therein con
tained. le exhibited other cotton
products, and pointed out that al
though the prices charged in the
stores for these articles were exhorb
itant, the farmers' share is infinites
Boston, Aug. 21.- --The anti-suf
frage association of this state is de
nied the right of lpetition for a refer
endum on the state legislature's rati
fication of the equal suffrage amend
ment to the federal constitution.
The secretary of state rules that
the ratification was a resolution and
iot at law. A section of the referen
dumI atimendltentt rends:
"A referendlum Iletition may ask
for a referenttuin to the people iupon
any law enacted by the general court
(lgislalture whict h is not expressly
FAVOR LAND BILL
W.ashlington, Aug. 21.---The land
bill favored by Secretary of the Inte
rior Ltane., a ind inlltroduced in the
house by Congressman Mondell, has
been favorablly reported by the punh!ic
lands cotmmittee. In favoring the bill I
th( commllittee said it would open the l
way to work and homll s on tle landid
for the lint ion's war' veter'ans; pro
vide for tihe development of large
tracts of land now held by private
owners and would provide tenmpo
rary eniilolyituent for large numbers
of discharged soldiers and sailors
while the land projects are being
WIN TH IEE-YEARS' STRIKE
St. Louis, Mo., Aug. 21.--The Milk
\Vagon Drivers' union has signed a
con0ltact with the Pevely Dairy com-!
partny, after a three-years' fight. In
1916 this and other concerns at
tempted to smash the union and the
venture started one of the bitterest
contests in the labor history of this
city. UInion men were shot down by
imported strikebreakers. The cont
Mni\, conloluded to nmake neace when
a second strike started recently
amiong its "unorganized" drivers.
MAY BUY -EAL COAL
Washington, Aug. 21.---The United
Sllat l( b erIlau of standards is ex-1
perintenttrig with a device for testing
the heating value of coal and other
fuels. The government and large
o'mmlllllercial concerns now pay for!
coal, not according to its weight, but
a;Icording to its heating capacity. The
benefits of the new device have not!
is yet been passed to the individuali
colnstlluter, who pays for the rocks,
slate and all.
STRIKES CUT PROFIT
WVashingto, Aug. 21.-Other
conuntries have their strike troubles,,
according to John E .Cushing, who
testified before the house merchant
marine committee. The witness is
acting director of the shippingr
board's bureau of operations. He!
said strikes in European and Southi
American ports are handicapping the
Americrrn merchant miarine to such
ani extent that it is doubtful if profits
can be maintained. "The extremely
high cost of living" was blamed for
LIVING COSTS IN CANADA
Ottawa. Ont., Aug. 21.--The D)o
miinion department of labor reports:
that the average retail price of a list
of 29 staple foods for some 60 cities
in the middle of last month was
$13:.72. us compared with $13.53 at
the mtiddle of May; $12.79 in June.
191., and $7.35 in June, 1914.
POTTERY WORKERS UNITE
Bedford, O., Aug. 21.-Pottery
workers at this pilace ha;ve organized
an affiliate of the National Brother
- bond ofOat r&.iulra tt rs- t
I Impressions of the Bisbee Trial
By. HENRIY Il1RAY. IN '~THE W',EEK1,I PEOPLE.
Before Justice W. C. .acks in
Douglass has for many days been in
progress the preliminary hearing of
the evidence against a long list of the
foulest criminals that ever disgraced
the name of man. They are the de
fendants in what is known as the de
portation cases, and the crimes were
committed July 12, 1917, against
the families of the striking miners of
Bishee as described in many previous
issues of the Weekly People. Now,
members of the working class in
Arizona, if it were possible to have
published and put before you a ver'
batim report of the evidence in all
those cases no more pleasing task
would I seek or more gladly fulfill.
but I know of no working class paper
sufficient in size to contain it, and
have anly space left for anly other
matter. I have done the best I could
with the facilities at my command
and have tendered for publication
the following for such attention as it
Owing to the fact t.,at the tools of
the great mining companies have
been able to dominate and control
the political fabric of Arizona, these
thugs have gone on for nearly two
years unmolested, rubbing their
hands in glee, gloating, and boast
ing of their thuggery and today the
professional hoot-lickers of Arizona,
through the columns of the papers,
deplore this prosecution and refer to
these hoodlums as "Bishee's most
prominent business men," "our best
citizens" and nice soft phrases of a
"Who knows what hell it is in suing
long to bide,
To lose good days that might he
To pass long nights in pensive dis
To feeot on hope and pine and fear
Desiring that the readers of the
Weekly People should be kept in
formed of the happenings in the
process of cleaning this sink of in
iquity, the writer appeared in Doug
lass on July 30 and 31, when the case
of the People of the State of Arizona
versus Gerald F. Sherman and N. C.
Bledsoe was set for hearing.
The state of Arizona is represented
by Robert N. French, prosecuting at
torney for Cochise county, and he is
acting single-handed and alone.
The thugs of the mining companies
are being defended by Attorneys
Curley of Tucson, Burgess of El
Paso, and Gilmore' of Tombstone.
There is also a fellow named
Stephenson who watches the ceiling
to see that it does not fall.
There are about or over 250 of
these defendants. The hour set for
the commencement of the hearing
was 9:30 o'clock. and at that time
entered Gerald Fitzgerald Sherman,
clad in Wellington hoots, and seated
himself in a chair that cried for re
lief under the weight of his enormous
avoirdupois. The hearing of the evi
dence against him consumed about
four hours, during which time Sher
man watched with a lofty conde
scending scorn, far outweighing in
arrogance anly psychological phe
nomenon displayed by Kaiser Bill in
the palmy days of his power. lHe
wore golden-framed glasses and, as
he always looked over them, we sup
posed they were one of his indispen
Six witnesses testified against himni
and in substance stated they had
known him for periods ranging from
3 to 15 years; that they had seen
him in Bisbee on this day of "John
nie. get your gun, your sword and
pistol;" that then and there he was
artmed with a Winchester, an auto
matic Colt and shells enough to take
Verdun; that lhe went about the
streets of Bisbee batting unarmed
slaves with the stalk of the rifle;
that he rode along the column of
slaves as they were herded to Warrlen
park by the other hoodlums that in
his vehicle on that day was a ma-i
chine gun trained upon the slaves
and that he helped load the slaves
on the train of cattle cars at War
The case against Bledsoe came
next. Fifteen in ilumber were the
witnesses and their testimony con
clusively proved him to be as much
of a raving maniac as any that ever
stalked forth naked from Bedlam.
' From the testimony we learn that
Bledsoe was armed with a rifle, re
volver, and shells; that on many oc
casions he assaulted men and women
and children by striking them with
the stalk of the rifle; that among
the many he struck was a man hetd-'I
ing a baby, and the child, also
struck, tell to the ground and was
killed; that on another occasion he
jerked a baby from its mother's
arms, threw it on the ground, and
kicked the mother; that along the
line of march to Warren park he was
continuously shouting "shoot into'
them;" that at Lowell he stopped the
kind men and women from giving;
water to the victimized slaves and
kicked a woman for ignoring him.
On cross-examination tile attor
neys for the hoodlums endeavored to
draw out fromn the witnesses that the
victims were not bruised or abused;
that they were Imerely "touched iup"
and "scared into line."
Mrs. McRae. a young, tall. slender,
and gentle lady, was the best wit
ness against Bledsoe. An ttemtpt to
bully her into stating that she saw:
no child struck by Bledsoe. after an
hour of cross-examination in whichi
the same questions were asked many!
times, resulted in a failure. Surpris
ed b\' Mrs. MlclRa's statement thati
site did not rush up to the injured
child., ir. Curley, upon inquiry,
learned that Bled.soe and his humsn
were so totally Insane that it was
iunsae atnd dangerous for her to up
proach them. A further statement
.by Mrs. McRae that the assauilt uponi
,this baby was not ai--unusualTy se
vere sample of the brutality of that
'day inspired Mtr. Curley.to ask for
the citation of pth. Aei ale es.
i~s YY U.Y~ntlYPL ,#he".Pit9j
then relieved himself by dismissing
the witness. She was calm and col
lected from the beginning and with
a little legal training she would have
been far more than a match for eith
er Curley or Burgess.
Mrs. Ballard saw iledsoe on
Brewry Avenue in the early morning
hours and stated that he was as it
responsible as a wild animal and
that he was clubbing the slaves with
reckless ferocity, using his rifle
stalk. Cross-examination of this
witness soon dwindled into a contest
at measuring wit, set off with a lit
tle artificial laughter, on the part of
both attorneys and witness, and she
There had at that time been such
an effort made by the tools and
dupes of the mining companies to
force a public fear of an invasion
from Mexico that many of the wit
nesses who had on that morning seen
this doped-up wild beast with a rifle.
revolver and three vandalears of
shells, believed Bledsoe was Villa.
who had entered Bisbee with a horde
The cross-examination of a work
ing class witness is always shaped
so as to divulge the names of the
labor organizations to which he has
belonged during his life, and very
often reveals that he has during the
last three months joined the social
ist labor iarty. This name is new
to .Mr. "Bouregeoisie" Attorney in
Arizona who has always struggled to
bunco us into believing that he
knows all about all organizations.
Never is a question pill concerning
the origin, character, and aim of the
socialist labor party. Study the
structure of the language in the
paragraph immediately following
and you will learn the reason why.
The stronghold, of the attorneys
for the hoodlums in defending those
cases is embodied in the interroga
tion which they never fail to put to
a deported slave. It is a genm of
cunning in the bourgeois characltr;
it is put with a slow, distinct, hollow
ground voice and eyes that sparkle
with delight, and it is the glittering
sheen of Bisbee bourgeois-ism. Youth
and old timers of the S. L. P., clean
your glasses and absorb the wisdom
of the following: "And you know
ing the country was in war and that
copper was a war necessity, would
close down the mines and stop the
production of copper unless the com
pany paid you an increased wage':"
This is their only defense urged.
The striking miners of Bisbee at no
time threatened to prevent the gov
ernment, from getting its supply of
copper, nor have they at any time
been accused by the agents of the
government of doing so. And Mr.
Robert N.' French, sworn to support
the constitution and laws of the
United States as well as the constitu
tion and laws of Arizona, is making
their pretended patriotism look like
an unclean dream.
The trials are certainly dramatic
affairs, the cold thrilling shudders
on the part of the audience are irre
sistible as murder and brutality are
portrayed on direct examination. The
villain is always a. real one. The ef
fort made by his counsellors to ob
tain relief from him on cross-exam
ination generally ends with humor
and laughter. The work of making
an ass of himn and his depoitment is
much like that of a meek candidate
for the whipping post. Judge Jacks
is a bright, jovial young fellow. In
his court-roomn the restrictions are
light and the laughter is generilly
permitted until it has spent itself.
Mr. French, the prosecuting attor
ney, a tall, broad-shouldered, gray
haired man of the Abraham Lincoln
type, is mnconsciously full of humor
and possesses the talent to make the
rest of them earn their money.
The writer had heard many of the
greatest criminal trials of this coun
try, including the Cronin murder, the
Prindergast case, and the Luetgert
trial, and has heard the most highly
rated legal taleilt of this nation, iin
cluding Robert G. Ingersoll, and in
none of them. can I see where Mr.
French has been outclassed.
\lost of the cross examining is
done by Mr. Burgess and Mr. Curley.
They are very stylish and both would
make good managers for the cloak
room of the Y. M. C. A. Both are
real mild gentlemen and resemble
much an aristocratic lady speaking
between two sips of real hot tea and
two bites of very rich custard pie.
WANT HIGHLE WAIE
Reading, Pa., Aug. 21,--Every sec
tion of the state was represented at
a meeting of cigar makers' represent
atives, who have agreed to submit
the following demands to employers:
Fifty -per cent increase: 44-hour
week of five days of eight hours and
four hours on Saturday; right to re
port grievances to shop committees;
no discrimination against unionists;
equalization of pay in dull seasons
and cash pay every week.
Tampa. Fla., Aug. 21.-To enforce
a 25 per cent wage increase nearly
7.000 cigar makers have suspended
work. Several thousand other em
ployes are idle because of the strike.
A few imanufacurers have granted the
demand. hbut a majority of the em
ployes insist that a 10 per cent ad
vance is all that they can afford.
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BUTTE STREET CAR MEN'S UN
ION, Division No. 381-Meets ,v
ery first and third Wednesday at
Carpenters' Union hall. President, D.
A. McMillian, Financial secretary,
Ben Ivey. Recording secretary, WH!
bur A. Hoar.
BLACKSMITHS ANi H-IELPERS No.
456, postofllce box 838---Meets
every Friday at 7:30 at Carpenters'
hall, 156 West Granite street. Presi
dent, George MacKenzie, 2037 Whit
man ave., phone 2962-J; recording
secretary, Ed A. Davis, 1901 Roberts
ave.; business agent, J. F. Buckley,
room 106" Penn. Blk. Phone 2126.
INTERNATIONAL ALLIANCE OF
THEATRICAL STAGE EM
PLOYERS AND MOVING PICTURE
UIACIIINE OPERATORS OF U. S. C.
LOCAL 94.-Meets the second Mon
:'y in the month at 10:30 a. in., at
T. M. A. hall, 41 North Wyoming
str^et, Sam Spiegel, Sec., P. O. Box
BROTHI'IERHOOD OF BUILERMAK
ERS'; IRON SHIPBUILDERS' and
HELPERS' Local No. 130-Secre
tary, 'Walter Goodland, Jr., 1819
Whitman ave. Meets second and
fourth Tuesdays at 215 N. Main st.
BROTHERHOOD RAILWAY CAR
MEN OF AMERICA, C o p p er
Lodge No. 430-Meets second and
fourth Wednesdays of dach month.
Odd Fellows' hall, Front street.
BUTTE METAL TRADES COUNCIL
-Meets every Wednesday evening
at 101 S. Idaho: President, James
F. O'Brien; secretary, Leo Daly;
treasurer, Fred Allen; postoffice box
770. Telephone 2085.
BUTTE TYPOGRAPHICAL UNION,
No. 126-Meets second Sunday in
the month at I. O. G. T. hall, 215
North Main st. Secretary, F. J.
Glenn, Box 585.
GENTRAL PIPE FITTERS' UNION
No. 710-Meets first and third
Fridays in each month, at K. of P.
hall. John Kerrigan, secretary, 1339
Iowa ave., Butte. Executive commit
tee meets every Friday night.
MILL, SMELTER AND SURFACE
WORKERS, UNION. - Affiliated
with One Big Union of Wage Work
ers. Holds regular meetings each
Friday evening at 101 South Idaho
street. All Mill, Smelter and Surface
Workers are requested to attend. M
D. Smith, Treasurer.
ELECTRICAL WORKRRiS, LOCAL.
UNION No. 65;-Meets every Mon
day evening at K. P. hail. President,
John L. Daly; vice president, E. E.
Brown; i'ecording secretary, Nick Ma
rick; financial secretary and business
agent, W. C. Medhurst. Secretary's
office room 106 Penn. Blk.
OF MACHINISTS' HELPERS, No.
859-Meets every Friday evening at
T. O. G. T. hall, 215 N. Main st., at
7:30 p. m.
INTERNATIONAL . ASSOCIATION
OF MACHINISTS, No. 88--Meets
every Thursday evening at K. of P.
hall, South Main st. F. J. Lynch,
financial secretary; J. F. O'Brien,
business agent, Carpenters' hall.
M1USICIANS' UNION--Meets third
Tuesday in each month; board of
directors meets first Tuesday. A.
Budd, president; E. C. Simmons, sec
retary, 116 Hamilton st. Tel.2858-W.
UNITED ASSOCIATION OF PLUMB
ERS AND STEAM FITTERS, Lo
cal No. 41-Meets every Monday, 8
p. m., Carpenters' hall. Secretary, M.
J3 Dignan, Box 740. Office: Room
8, Carpenters' hall.
SHEET METAL WORKERS' UNION
-Meets second .and fourth Tues
days In each ibonth, at Carpenters'
hall. M. O'Neill, secretary, Box 196.
METAL MINE WORKERS' UNION
(Independent) - Affiliated with
One Big Union of Wage Workers.
Meets every Tuesday evening at S
o'clock, at hall, 101 South Idaho st.
Open meetings on "change" Sundays
at 2 o'clock. Fred .G. Cough, secre
CASCADE COUNTY TRADES AND
LABOR ASSOCIATION - Meets
every Friday night: at 8 o'clock at
Carpenters' hall. A. Budden, presi
dent; A. T. Woodruff, secretary.
Box 560. Phone 6834.
GREAT FALLS MILL AND SMEL
TEfRMEN'S UNION NO. 16, 1. U.
OF M. M. AND S. W.-Great Falls,
Mont., A. T. WOODRUFF, secr'etary
treasurer. l3ox 1720.
JOURNEYMEN BARBEllS' LOCAl
No. 635 meets every first and third
Mondays, American hall. Chas. E]o;l
man, Pres. J. R. Costello, Sec.
BUTTE BUTCHERS'. UNION-Meets
every Thursday at 8 p. n., at
_Eagles' hall, Lewisohn building. F.
A. Geiser, secretary. P. O. box 82.
OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS, in-1
side wiremen, local No. 623. meets:
e~:fy Moa~~ey plgbt At 6 Rrienint'2 y