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ALMOST CERTAIN IF CONGRESS TAKES AWAY WORKERS' RIGHTS
TIMOTHY SHEA GIVES NOTICE
ANTI-STRIKE LAWS WILL BE
DISREGARDED BY HIS MEN
W\\ashingti on (Ild. 'o'; elain that ien anly aiti-strike leg
IefuIIse 1o obey the l]aw. annd that any atteilipt by the goverinierit.
iI elnfrl e such legislation was "a lmost certain Io pr) eipitate
ii. revolinionIi."' Timiothy Shen. l)Presilent, of the hrotherhood of
Ic'lill n tive Fil'reneln and l';nginieniel , i i a stateimentl issue(d last
night. Ilhre ( down the gauniilelt and asserted that his inen
wI hilI never consent to such high-handed revocation of their
.M I'. Slenit dechlaed that the In'lopsed anti-strike legislation in
conllgreSS iCaiS LUn L 1i Cll5UOi Cul
clusion that the railroad owners are
planning for extensive wage cuts as
soon as government control is re
lincluishedl and are counting on such
legislation to prevent the railroad
workers from striking in protest.
"If those interests or the legis
lators believe railroad employes will
unresistingly submit to any such in
vasion of their i!ghts as citizens,"
Mr. Shea continued, "they had bet
ter except that thought fronm their
minds, because I speak for the loco
imotive firemen and hostlers at least,
when I say that the law which de
prives them of the rights of Ameri
can citizenship would not be ob
served, not because this class of
American citizens are lawbreakers.
but because such a law would be un
warranted. un-American and con
trary to American institutions."
Predicting that any attempt by
the government to enforce anti
strike legislation would most cer
tainly result in the outbreak of a
revolution in the United States, Mr.
"If any anti-strike law is en- i
acted, the responsibility for any up
heaval which might follow lies with 1
Shea reiteratel the statements he
recently made before the railroad
wage board, in which he declared
the railroad men were prepared to
fight to the finish for a living wage.
time and a half l'cr overtime and for
improved working conditions as pre
cedent to the return of the roads to
private control. He asserted that
many of the firemen were running
behindi from ~5 to $50 per month
due to their inability to make their
wages cover their necessary living
WOMAN FOUND GUILTY OF
HIIAVINI MURDERED NUN
( Special United Press Wire.)
Leland, Mich, Oct. 27.--Mrs.
Stanislaw Lypczynska was found
guilty late Saturday of the murder
of Sister Mary Janina 12 years ago
The jury was out 10 hours.
Mrs. Lypczynska was the house
keeper for Father Bilenowski, pas
tor of St. Isadore's church. It was
charged the killing of the sister was
through jealousy. The body was
found buried under the church.
Lockout of Workers Decided
Upon by Spanish Employers
Madrid. Spain, Oct. 27.-A gen
(ral lockout of employes in all in
dulstries throughout Spain has been
set for Nov. 4 as the result of action
taken by the congress of Spanish
employers in consention at Barce
Government officials have issued
protests against the action of the
employers' associations and in a
statement issued by the minister of
the interior, the employers' action is
declared an act of provocation
ngainst the workers which is liable
Delegates From All Over the
World Assemble for Series
of Meetings at Washing
ton, D. C.
(Special United Press Wire.)
Wash i n g t n, Oct. 27.---The
world's workers will caucus here this
week through the National Feder
ation of Trade Unions, which opened
here today, the International Con
gress of Working Men which opens
tomorrow, and the International La
bor Conference of the league of na
tions, which is scheduled to hold its
first session Wednesday.
Men and women known through
out the world for their labor work
are here prepared to collect its full
influence and direct it along the line
to impress the governments and pub
lie world sentiment, and capital
with the necessity for immediate re
form of social and economic legis
lation and proceedure.
Fair and warmer.
POLICE CLUB NEW YORK
(Special United Press Wire.)
New York, Oct. 27.-Scores
were injured in a riot following
a clash between 2,000 strike syum
patlhizelrs and seveirall hulndrled
others iwhich occured in Brook
lyn this morning. Clubs, stones
and fists were freely used allnd re
volvers were fired. The police
reserves, vigo.rously wielding their
clubs, finally restored order.
to lead to dire results.
In making known their decisior
the employers asserted that thei,
action was not only a defiance tu
the employes, but is an evidence of
the employers' dissatisfaction witt
the government's action in passing
social laws granting shorter work
ing hours and pensions to workers
The governor of Barcelona ant
government officials have begun
negotiations with the employers with
a view to averting the threatened
New York City Rallies to
Support of Steel Strikers
(Special to the Ilulletin.) .
Pittsburgh, Oct. 27.---Announcc
ments by Secretary William Z. Fos
ter that trades unions in New York
had pledged vast sums for the sU)
port of the striking steel uminers andI
discussion of the effect of the pro
posed great strike of coal mliners on
Nov. 1. on the ,teel situation, were
topics of interest in strikers' circles
here following the return of Mr. Fos
ter from New Yo:Ik last evening.
"They are alive there! " Oxclaimed
Foster in refer irig to the confer
ences he had with New York labor
leaders, especially with those of the
needle trades anl at the Copper
U nion demnonstration. The New
York trip acted as a ionic for Mr.
Foster, Wv'ho has kept to the gruelling
work of plannin.; the cailmpaiign of
c,rganizaltion and the conduct of the
strike on an average of 1.1 hours a
day since the strike star.ed. lite re
turned to Pittsburgh refreshed by
his 36 hours' abs'tnce from the strike
Foster declared that if e-ery other
city is as generous in sending funds
toward feeding the steel strikers as
New York promis;es, the battle will
'The main topic of discussion here
is the threatened coal strike, which
is regarded as inevitable and catac
lysmic in its consequences. It is an
ticipated that within 10 lays after
the miners quit work every industry
will begin to feel the scarcity of oail.
Men in touch with the coal situation
here assert that Pittsburgh will be
the center of the most important dis
trict in the strike, since the notorious
scab fields of Westmoreland and
Somerset counties are close at halld.
Twin Falls, Ida., Employers
Advertising for Scabs
60-Year-Old Convict Feels
Applicants Seek Life-In
(Special United Press Wire.)
San Quentin, Cal.. Oct. 27.---"I'm
a new man. I can already feel re
newed energy in me. My ambition
has returned." 'This statement was
made to the United Press by J- ,
the aged convict who 11 days ago
was given glands taken from the
body of a hanged murderer at the
As J------ spol:k he stretched his
arms and flexed them athletically,
his eyes sparklel and there was a
resonance in his voice which was
lacking before the operation.
The patient is still confined to
the hospital. He is permitted, how
ever. to take short walks.
The prison physicians who planted
the glands in J---, said they had
seen a marked change in the patient.
The patient himself says he seems
normal for the first time in 25 years.
Hie is serving a 60-year term. Since
he violated his parole once, there is
but a slight chance he will be paroled
:gain. He looks'on life with new
; hal" prison doctors are receiving
(Continued on Page Two.)
It is assert(d here that the rail
way brotherhoods hao pledged
themselves to the miners not to haul
Steel strike organizer- yesterday
addressed two lil.ctings of railroad
men of the tUnin railroad at Me
Keesport and Mlcees Rocks in order
to get a 51 per cent vote to authorize
a strike on the Union line and all
branches and thereby close all the
i'ittsbhnrgli, Oct. 27.- Ceiuni is
]aries at which vi: tuals. will be pro
vided to th11 families of' needy strik
ers in the steel district will be
opelletl here within thIy next, two
days, lccordinig to action taken by
the national .t rihe coinluittee yes
terday. The commissaries will be
established in the strikers' head
quarters of the various districts and
ration cards will be issued.
Food distribution will no made
twice each week as follows:
First half of v eek----Potatoes, 1i
pounds; bread, five pounds; tomatoes.
011e can: orn11, one can; peaiS, one
can; navy beans. five pounds; oat
ni cal, two boxes; bacon, one iound;
coffee, on(e pound; milkl, one can.
Seconlld half of week-- Sa ue as
first half. with the following ex
ceptions: I)ry salt. meIat instead of
bacon, red beans instead of navy
beans, syrupl, on call; no coffee.
(Special to The Bulletin.)
Twin Falls, Oct. 27.--Taking their
cue from Elbert H. Gary of the steel
trust, ,employers of automobile ma
chinists in Twin Falls have declared
for the "open shop" and have dis
charged their employes who recently
organized a local of the machinists'
union. In declaring the lockout the
employers told the employes that
they could have the choice of joining
the union and losing their jobs or
quitting tli union and retaining
their jobs. The men joined the un
Because of the fact that the un
ion is n11w, the members are not
strong financially, but despite this
condition, all are determined to fight
to a finish.
The ind Auto company, from
whom, apparently, the other garages
in thie iity take their orders, has
been running advertisements in out
(Continued on Page Three.)
SENATE DEFEATS TREATY
Ip. e:al I nited Press Wire.)
Ha-hinaton, Oct. 17.-The sen.
ate this morning defeated the
Johnson atlnentiment to the treaty,
which proposed to equalize the
voti " -.irength within the league
of inatilon, by a vote of :38 to 40.
The vote came unexpectedly at
the relnest of Senator ILAdge
after . dnlinistration Leader
Hittc!e:,' hiad announced he
vwouihl lpak for unanimous consent
to a tote at 1:30.
"I can see no reasonr why we
cannot have the vote right now,"
Lo4(l.e de(laretd. The roll was
called 0 ithoutt further delay.
Stoel mills olong (Ihe Monongahela
river supplied by this road.
The calling of the coal strike will
affect the steel strike in two ways,
it is pointed out. It will release
enthusiasm Ihrou:ghout the entire
Pennsylvania district, and it will
si;wamp the special convention of the
Pennsylvania State '.Federalion of
Labor to be held here on Saturday
and Sunday with the miners ready
for act ion.
Walyer Peterson, secretary of the
Canton, 0.. steel district, reported
yesterday Ihat the stel1 Interests
are using every means at hand thi
force Governor Cox to ,end troops
to break the strike in the Cleveland.
Canton. Martin's Ferry,i.r Mipo..il
Steubenville districts. Mayor Poor
mian of Canton is rellorted to lhalve
wired for assistnuce, saying situation
was beyond his control after 50
scabs at, the United Alloy Steel cor
poration's plant. fired into pikelts
and wounded twoI w ne,
"The union is doing all it can to
avoid trouble, but the cut-throats
won't let us," wired Secretary Peter
The Calumet dtstrict is maintain
ing a solid front, according to re
ports received from Chicago.
Cleveland, O., Oct. 21.--l--tniploy
ers here Iihave used last of anllunlli
tion to open plants. Today everything
known was tried but it acted as a
boomlerang, for not only did no one
go hack bIut we succeed(led in getting
out men who were drawing salary
for working around the plant to
make believe they were operating.
(Continued from Page .Two.)
BESSIE CLARKE IS
ON TRIAL FOR
Woman Charged With Kill
ing Alleged Macquereaux
Makes Fight for Her Lib
erty. Select Gillf~ Jurors.
Bessie Clarke, the you . iwolnan
who is charged with having killed
her alleged iacteuoraux. Grover C.
Burns, on the morning of Sept. 15.
following anl alleged brutal assault
on her by Burns. this morning went
on trial in district court. Four mem
o hers of the jury which disagreed in
the case of llerrmann Gillis, the A.
C. M. gunman wilo killed John Car
roll last year. were among those se
lected to try Mrs. Clarke.
Introduction of testimony by the
state began with examination of Drs.
P. H. McCarthy and J. E. Copperth
waite. physicians who examiner1
The killing took place in the room
occupied by Mrs. Clarke and Burns
at ::30 South Montana street in the
early hours of the morning. Accord
ing to one of the other women in
mates of the house, who was in the
room at the time, Burns had bru
tally beaten Mrs. Clarke, had choked
her. thrown her to the floor-and theu
kicked her. A few minutes later the
witness turned her head anti saaw
Burns leaning against the wall rwith
the blood gushing from a Wouind,
WILSON THREATENS TO USE
THE MILITARY TO ENFORCE
SLAVERY UPON COAL MINERS
(Special United Press Wire.--Copyrighted.)
\VWasliingto, ().et. 27.. While waiting f'or lthe miniers' an
swer to lhe reqllcest fr,) a willihl'irawl of the strike order, gov
or'lnent ol'i(itls stole they are reiody to act to protect the
plttlics interest should thll strike occlllur. The food control
In\iV. it. was sltiled. gives Ithe givernllenlct an opportunity to
Iake a handilii in tihe striike lthroutgh its provisions, making it il
logal to itierel'cic \\with prosliduction, anti allowing the govern
uetll to like over lio mines to ilisnre prltoductioni. .
Even witlhoul this law', it was pointi~et 'Otlt, i e mne
OtuAiris ittasr ldefinition lt war pi vwei s \voitld grive the govern
--- .I ment plenty of latitude for action.
President of Coal Miners
Makes Reply to Wilson's
Threat to Use Armed
Forces to Prevent Strike.
3Bloo ington, Ill., Oct. 27.----Inter
viewed here while en route from
Washington to Springfild, Ill.. his
home, where he will assist in arlrang
ing for the nation I-wide strike of coal
miners due to start next Saturday.
Acting President John I,. Lewis of
the United Mine Workers of America,
declined to iimake a specific reply
to Presidentt W\ileon's threat to llS(
governmental force to kellp the
mines Ioperating. President Lewis,
however, issued a statemenlit which is
takllen to convey a severe criticismi
of the president's threat to abrogate
the workers' rights to strike. He
I a.n lllan Allerican. free-boru,
with all the pride of my heritage.
I love my country with its institu
tions and traditions. \Willi Abraham
Lincoln, I thank God that we have
SContinued on Page Two.)
U. S. CONSULAR AGENT
I (Special United Press Wire.)
Wi'a.hington, Oct. 27. -- The
Al ell1riclan emllssy t Mexico
('ity, sent ta illessage to the state
del lrtlmellt alnnonlliln-' that (oll
sular Agent Jenkins, who waes
robbed and kidnae)td by bandits
a Ut Puebla, had IIwen released on
I(aymlent to) the landlits of a rtan
solu of $150,0t)0. Ilnformation in
regard to who paid the rimsoln
.vas, not 'onitalinelllq[i the( metssage.
Trade Commission and Coal
Dealers Are Scored by League
C(harges, ill effct, that the tactics
of the M1Olntana trade commtission in
urging collnsuiners to purchase coal
supplies early and in spite of these
nrgings signally failing to force the
(dealers to comply with the conmmis
sion's orders to reiduce prices to the
)ecember, 1918. price basis.
amounts to collusion between the
coummission and the coal profiteers,
is contained in a letter sent to the
comlnission by the Butte Consumers'
league under date of last Saturday.
, The letter char.g;c that instead of
In jasstg." a. . we
the supreme court justices declared
the government has the power to do
almost anything in the interest of
the nation's existence.
I'OW)EI'uLESS TO IIESCIND.
(Special U.United Press Wire.)
Indianapolis, Ind., Oct. 27.--The
United Mine Workers' officials are
powerless to rescind the order call
ing all soft coal miners on strike
Nov. 1, William Green, secretary
The officials, he said, cannot re
spond to President Wilson's appeal
for a withdrawal of the strike order
without the action of a convention,
for the strike was called by a con
vention which met in Cleveland.
It was stated hbore that a "suit
able reply" to President Wilson's
demands would probably be made
following the meeting of the na
tional executive committee of the
United Mine Workers, which is to
neet here Wednesday morning at 10
Word received from Washington
was to the effect that Secretary of
Labor Wilson was expected to come
to Indianapolis in the hope of find
ing some means of averting the
KING ALBERT VISITS
WITH KING KEROSENE
(Special 'United Press Wire.)
New York, Oct. 27.--King Albert
flew over New York this morning in
a seaplane. The flight started from
the Columbia Yacht club at 8:50.
antd ended with the seaplane's re
turn at 9:56. The king visited John
D. Rockefeller Sr. at Tarrytown last
night. The visit was clothed in
CUBAN SUGAR HELD UP
BY LACK OF STEAMERS
(Special United Press Wire.)
Havana. Oct. 27. - Sufficient
sugar to meet the present Amerlcan
demands have been contracted for,
but will remain in Cuban warehouses
until transportation is provided, ac
cording to the statements of the
Cuban Sugar Manufacturers' associa
the prices for coal being lowered aa
the result of the commission's orders
to reduce prices to the December,
1918, level, the retail prices fOr
coal have steadily increased since
the order was issued without any
action being taken against the coal
profiteers by the state commission.
The letter also lays the onus for
shortage in coal supplies on to the:'
mine operators and absolves 't=,'
miners from all blame. -It irs~d. ..
clared that the coal miners were pr,
(Continued on Pale Tl.xr