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Class War in Italy
Iv 1IIIAM 1 L M l)li llWELTL in te L o ib rIl.
I reached Milan on the day of the
international strike. after a week's
mad dash across the continent from
London. Dashing across the contin
nent in these days means standing
first on one foot and then on the
other in stuffy consulates and ticket
offices. waiting to collect some doz
ens of the very official stamps and
counter-signatures which are sup
posed to protect governmentsi from
nameless perils. It is a half week's
work to get free of all the invisible
silken threads that males traveling an
agony. And it is another half week's
work to conquer the disorganization
of the French public servicee. The
Gare de Lyons is a jungle. The whole
mechanics of travel seem to have
been smashed. The only way to find
out a)out a train i.a to consult a
The Italian authorities, too. are ex
cessively l nervous and elaborately
ca.ntions and inefficient. At the hor
der they insisted on knowing the
middle name of my father (he hasn't
any) but overlooked the fact that t
had no right to enter It:ly by that
So I arrived in Milan only on the
day of the strike. And I arrived with
nmy head full of the notion that the
strike wasn't going to happen. Tihe
word to this effect had been indns
trioilsly disseminated in Paris. prohb
ably further to discourage the lFrench
workers, already crushed by the 11th
hour treachery of their leaders. Even
the correspiondent of a labor paper
had told me that the strike in Italy
had been called off. In Swilzierland
the papers weret full of the indignant
protest( o:' the Italian workers:
against the insane schemes of a few
labor politicians. Everywhere the
workers were refusing to down tools
and (this mnucb, at least. was trui)
the strike committee of the railroad
workirs had renounoced the demlon
:tiration at the last minute.
But the railway station of Milan
was strangely quiet. A few lonely
persons were wandering about. h
asked for a newspaper. Nothing butI
yesterday morning's. I stepepd out-I
side. There were no taxis. The streets
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h.tits. the o-.culledt Ilumb flan leax'-e and l he It blic
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West Park Street
Swere deserted, save for.a few loung
ers on the park benches. I waiee
for a street car. There was none 1
be seen. I walked down the arveniu
toward the center of the city. Th
street was ai-n iron-bound chasm, fo
the metal shutters were pulled dow
in front of all the large shops.
The only movement was that o
the large grey army trucks whicl
contintinuousty chugged past umeri
packed fill of soldiers. 1 foilowe,
their course and found myself in th
Piazza Sin Fidele. between the aen
traI po!i. s taiion and the city hall
Here was the military distributing
station for the whole city. Comnpa
nies of soldiers \were standiiing at at
tention, waiting to be dispatched h:
sqluads to dif 'erent parts of the city
(Sometimes an officer would make at
iinlpromptu i spel)eh from one of ttil
trucks. Two mllotor fire engines fu112
mannied. waited the order to extin
Iguish :onoe potential bolshevik blaze
A shifting crowd of curious citizen:
Istood around and watched.
Ouit in tihe streets there was little
Ito .e seen. The atmisphere was no
nleSOtis, it w;,s merely sleepy. Thlu
Milan proiet rint was not making a
revolution; it was folding its arms
All tlh shops were closed. excep;
those in which the ownlers chose tt
be their owni clerks. There wert
few civilians, save here and there :
I small group of strikers in violent dis
ctussioin. The police were scarcely it
he seen. for the police are nare der anui
thority of the municipality. which is
sociaisl. lBut at every street colrne
lhere were two or three armed pa1
trols. ThIe banks were carefull3
guarded. Here and there. officers
strutted by, taking theuiselves verý
seriously. It was much like everyda.
Germlallny. save tor the absence of
V'hat really convinced me that
there was a strike on was the posters
They were pasted on every vacant
wall, arguing in many colors that
Italy needs law and order, that bolt
shevisnll mnusit ruin the working class
ihat self-seeking politicians were tah.
ing food fromn the mIouths of inlnocent
ba ties. There were posters froml tihe
NEW GLANDS GIVE
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a gretil flood of letters front imco
anid womlen ill :1 parts of the cour
1ry. Many ask that the operation
tbe performeld on1 them andl state that
ILiOlney iS Ino object. They doctI.rs
state the operation is :still in the ex
perimental stages. They hope., ow
ever, to develop it to lie stage where
the glands frotam goats and apes may
e transmitted to hlumans.
ABE LINCOLN CITED
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a countr-y wvhiero men may st:rike.
a i ay tlhe power w mily gO\verlelllllt
never be usedl to throttle andl crush
the efforts of trlt. toilers to improve
itheir material .te-'tfare and i ,elevate
the standard of t.1eir citizenship."
Mr. Lewis said he had called a
meeting of the (xecutive Iouard of
the iiners to meet at Inldianllapolis
Wednesday mloring at 11) o'clock.
FED[RAL iCRAND JIBY
The federal grand jlry 1noW sit
ting in Butte' returned 21 indict
ments Saturday, according to its re
port submitted to Federal Judge
George M. Bourquin. Seven of the
persons named in the indictments
are in custody. or out on bond. Int
the remaining 14 cases, the names of
those indicted are not published, be-i
cause they have not yet been appre
I,,,ue of Patriotic associations, the
i 'rtiun liberal party, the Democratic
:,ily of Lomblirdy, the People's
i ni-lolshevist union,. the Union of
]i t,,obilicd Soldiers, the Italian Vet
league. the National Associa
tir, (f Italy, and thile ilitary and
m :iill'c ial association. Besides,
! were thie usual official posters
',i l;ialitug crowds aitLt open-air lleet
i., The posters o he1 strike cotn
,,1e were few. It was clear which
-i- ad the morle Milonly to spend for
ir iropaganda. IBut if the purse was
;. the spirit w:s arde1it. Hardly
(,ii i ' the anti-stli iie pao tees but had
Ihot'ii ultilated. And over tlhe re
'liilln of them were scrawled. here
and there and everywhere. the words:
What life there was in Milanl was
ii !!(' estauranlt. They were open
;i3dt crowded (for the strike com
1uittei' had taken elaborate pains not
to interfere with tle necessities of
life, the distribution and preparation
:T' fold, the distribution of milk and
drinking water, and all the hospital
"u3 ices i . In Victor Emnilanuiel gal
leries, where the plea.santest restau
rants are, the semi-fashionable of the
town were taking lunch at prices re
duced 40 per rent as a result of the
recent riots in which the workers
took the problem of food distribution
into their own hands. At the next
table to mine was an American talk
inhg volranic Ttalian. He was selling
shoes, he said, making a big thing
out of it in Italy, and what were the
irosplects for selling goods at a prof
it in Germany?
1 asked about the strike. "An abso
"''But the city seems to be tied
"Oh. yes, it is tied up. No work is
being done anywhere. But there
hasn't been any trouble. Nobody even
hurt. It's an absolute failure."
"To tell the truth," he went on.
"I'm sorry. WWe had come out to see
sonime fun. But tile city is too well
guarded. The bolsheviks don't dare
make any trouble. It's a fiasco."
'"Well, now. 1 don't know as I
klnow what it is about," the shoe
jobber answered. "Say. Professor,"
he said to tile man next to him, "what
is the strike about?"
The "professor," who was selling
an American patented article, didn't
know. He thought it was something
He, too, it appeared, had smade a
big thing ont of it. Not that Ite had
sold any goods. He. wasn't here for
that. Hits job bad been to get thie
import license from the Italian gov
o'rnlment. I congratulated hiln on
having got it.
"'Yes, he said, "it went fine. -
went to a certain party--be is high
up---and 1 showed him what comnmis
sion lie was going to get out of it.
1 said. '1 can get my goods over here.
NoW it.'s 11 to you! to get themn' in.'
And when I went to Rome to get my
license, I didln't even have to wait.
I was first on the list.'
I gathered front further 'onversa
tion tlhat tilhe "professor" would con
sider it regrettable if the existing
italian gov'ernnllent were overthrow1n.
"Are the soldiers reliable?" I
"Absolutely. Never a more loyal
set of men in the world. They will
go after bclshevike anywhere And
Ihe Arditi will shool them without
evell waiting to be told. CGod, hoe
the Arditi went after them tlal
The Arditi, the, "audacious," were '
regiment of selected shockl troops
dullring the wilar. Now ,the professor
explained, they were exterminating
Itle elnemyl at Mionme. They were thell
heroes of thei war, tile flower of the
Italian arnlly, 1menl selected 3from al'
regiments Ibecause they didn't give a
damn for God or devil. They had cer.
tainly been leading a life in Milan
since the armistice. They could be
seen in all the cafes, where they
owned the place, and alter they had
just a few drinks they were ready fot
anyt!hing. They didn't wait for or.
Ilers. 't'hey ha.d ideas of their own
IIt was tihe Arditi who burned tilh
office of "Avanti" on April 15. Their
letader. Captain Vecchi (he is als1
editor of a patriottic weekly paper
"The Brave Mlan"). was received b'.
the best people in Milan, the big busi
lne.8 men and auch. Eiven the minis.
o 1'1 of war was inl the habit of askinc
L,uck brought Captain Vecchi tI
tlhe table a few minutes afterward, t
wiry. middle-aged man, with a Maza
riln eard and fl'iendly blue eyes. He
was more cordial to 1me than m1os1
'taiianl nationalists are to Amelricans
these days, but I suppose that was
bet ween getltlemllnl.
I asked himil, through the good of
tices of thile shoe-jobber, about thi
"'h."' he replied, with a chuckle
"they 111run like rubbits."
An hour Inter 1 w1s with a groul
(If strikers. Onte of l3henl, a 11dark-eye(
dark-haired young devil with side.
burns. spoke Fren!chl, andl immlnediate
ly he. was tellinlg me eve'rything al
oncet. is brotherl hald been "pr'e
rlltively" arrlesteld, three days be
fore. along wil h several lhundredt
'other ((on1 llnlnists. Buitt UO laltte.r, hi.
wI1s going to Sn1eak to Russia in a
week, to fight withl tile redl alrmy.
Thile :trike? It was a complete sue
oess. Everywhere! Last uight the
wvorkers 1had s lmashedl tile railroad
.tation at bodi! ('a marche.: World
r'evolul ion !
His tlhoughilts began to ranllge th
earth. The English plol1etariat---..
bourgeois! American Tresca, Gio
vannitti. i)Iebs--oh. Dels, great man!
German - the Independents! "lIs ont
de plolr. Matis Slartatucnis---ah, Spart
acus! liing! ling!" And hit trigger
finger d(ischarged a volley ftrom an
"Whe1n11 the revolution comes in
Gerimany, I'n1 goinig to be a captain
in thile rrld gu'rd.'" hlie confided.
Hle poined to one of the gronp,
a 1boy o3 probably 19. "He is a sol
"H-11 a soldier?" I asked. "He
has13t ;,y unlliform. Is he demobil
"No. a soldier in the red guard."
ThIe youth who was being pointed
to grintIed, and pulled from his belt
a lonig stiletto. Then. fromn his hip
pocket, a black, chunky, vicious
"Jtalian cigarette,." he said. "Molto
forte! Very strong!"
Thltn my friend's bouauacy left
him, and he asked why the French
workers had deserted heir Italian
comrades--why the Confederation
Generale du Travail had called off
the strike. I didn't Iknow. No one
in Paris had seemned to know what
had happened in those 4O minutes
while Clemnenceau was talking be
hind closed doors to .lihltux and the
administrative council of the con
federation, I could only express my
belief that governmental benefits of
some kind would ,:'iro'ently accrue
to thor,:e leaders who ha:( changed
their minds at the critical moment.
and my conviction that the French
workers regarded whtt had been
done as an act of treaclcc-ry.
W\Vhen I tried to enter tile office of
"'Avaiti" I was stop~led by guards.
Not by the soldiers -they were
.luooping half a block away - but by
two youths who had bhen sitting on
the balustrade by the canal in front
of the door keeping watch. Who was
I? Whom did I want to see? What
was my business, anyway? They were
u........o,, but Ve., o t'iry lln11. I
went through a lone cross-oxamina
tion in the outer oftfiI., and it was
not until my impressive documeints
had been examined car.efully that I
was allowed to enter.
"Avanti," of course. was lnot print
ing. The strike would not be. over.
and the linotypes would not com
mence work, until midnight. They
showed me over the office, which the
Arditi had burned on the night of
April 15. Walls and doorsills were
still scarred and black. Fre.sh paint
covered the worst of the damage.
Some of the rooms were not even yet
restored. The office was not quite
at .its ease. Something of the kind
might happen again today. There
was a distant noise ci' shouting out
side. An assistant went, to the win
dow and very cautiously peered out.
Then he closed the shutters of one
window after another with great
care, and, calling one of the volun
teer guards, dispatched him to find
out what the trouble was. Presently
the scout came back, to report that
two Arditi had been threotening to
ehoot up the city hall, and its socialist
officials. But nothing bad happened,
illn fact, nothing had happened all
day. The strike conmmittee had urged
the strictest proletarian discipline
and the strike conmmittee was being
obeyed to the letter.
There was little news from the
provinces, because telerilIns were
few. It agpeared that although the
keymen of the telegraphs had stayed
at work, the lower personnel had
I obeyed the order of their union, de
Sifying the government threats of per
mIanent dismissal. Tile salie was trlue
of tile posts. The office lmen were at
work, blint no letters were being de
livered. The only newspaper puh
lished in Milan, the official '" Builletin
of the General Strike.," edited by the
Istrike committee, told of the general
stoppage of work in mnost of the Itar
bors of north lialy. As for central
Italy, no one coult risk a guess. The
workers werie not so well organized
there, and no one could tell what ef
fect the news from France might
But as for Milan iLtself, the strike
was complete. Not a tramcalrle. not a
f:vaory large or small. was being op
orated. niot a single large shop. save
those expressly excepted by the strike
colinlittee. In some of the factories
tile lmornini whistles had blown, but
1!1 one had aplpeared.
Concerning the railroad workers
reports were not yet clear. It seoned
certain that the technical inen---the
c.ngineers, firemien and trainlllen--
had not struck. It was equally cer
tiinl that thle comuimon workers in
north and not hwest italy had gone
oiut in large numtibers. Passenger
trains had run pretty nearly on schcld
ule. Tile, freight traffic had been
crippled or held tip ultogether. In the
Turin district 60 per cent of the total
employes had quit.
The rail'road wor'krs' union itself
was a symbol of the difficulties which
any nass mnovelllment of the workers
Imust encounter. It was revolutiotnary
yes. Yet it had renounced the strike
in the last dlays, about 24 hours be
fore the action of the C. G. T. The
strike union co.tlnlittee had thelre
upon been dismissed by an angry
mass l1eetling of tlh Turin workers
and a provisional committee appoint
ed in its place to call the strike into
Ibeing again. But thlis last call went
out too late. The workers were mysti
fied. They were intimidated by ar
ticle 56 of the national railroad regn
lations, which establishes permanent
dismissal as thle penally for striking.
They were disciouraged by the procla
mation of tihe French C. G. T. All
the invisible forces of menace and
intriguie lhaid itniniged upon ilhem.
land each o1 f ti!tni icad Ieen left to act
accordi ng 1.i his oowill conviction and1
At mlidnight the general strike
comilllil tee --the executive colillititees
of the socialist plarty andl the Ft-dera
.ion of l.uaborl. working in lperfect
i harnlolnly- -met ill the office of
"Avant!. Tlie" set in a circle in the
office wihere Ser'Vraii edits this triple
holdied Ilap'u (thii're are also cditiionus
ait llmn1e 1 cad "Turin). and finisihed
Ithe l st cf the nighlt's work on tlhe
strike. 'T'hey agr,,ed upon a nolicy
a proud, iindependent satemnient uf ve
tory, with Icut oniy stinging refeltence
to the Frin .clt, wrotei a proclasnation
of greeting to Ils:isja and 1ltuigl'ry
allld tile htird illtrllnaltiona.l at Mos
lc'OW. c:vnl reeived reports, as tlte
strike tnews trickled in.
lnd llt ry Il ,as beenl at ta collmlilelt
.Ctandstil in Turin Mlodena. ill ali
turn.i in Itriar. in lonza, in Bolognati.
in Florctlcc. In Triieate, which is to
lit' aiicntxed 55 Italian. thile wlrklC.'s
hll1d -hio, t thclselves suffici-ntly
Ittliat tto close tpi everything. tech
in lcludlig the caftes. uIn the seaportr
sctarttly a5lything had moIredtl. At
Geoa,. Ve5eice. Ancona, evell at
Nail. hilpiniig was at a Sitalldbisill.
'1he steamers whiich arrived Slilcay
mlornini lay helpless at their tldocks
iuntil l'usday.'v More remarkable s'ill
ill a c"t'lain seectioni of the coan:r -.
atl Ou c, 'log'ui and Ravenna.
fr'alns werte idle. The well orgcanlized
nfarm 1 1orlkers Iad -trnck ill evideilce
of their soli:sarity .with the Rus itan
peaalln ls \llhnl they had never c(ie-c
Only lhe live stock was tentea ltnl
tii! in Rome., and in central lial
in general, there had been 0o itrike
The demontsttration nmeeting, beld at
the I-cople's ihouse, was attended Iby
but ;a leW hulidrnted persons. iThey
voted tile British "order of the day
coletulning in words all the dan.ii
Ittle i lhings -which the strike prore stedi
uagainlst il deeds, the intervention ill
Russia and Hungary, the high iont
of living, the military tyranny. But
there was no strike. From southern
Italy nothing had been expected, for
there the organization of labor has
made little headway. But from
France, which had once held out
such promise, the news was as bad
as possible. Few, if any, of the Paris
workers had disregarded the order of
the C. G. T. From England there
was as yet no news. But Norway had
struck. Berlin and Essen had struck.
Vienna was completely paralyzed.
In the office of "Avanti." that
night. I was in the physical heart of
a great international experiment. It
was an attempt to give body to the
dream which socialists have cherished
for decades---that the workers of tlhe
world shall make a covenant of their
brotherhood and declare their wil'
to love when they are commanded to
hate. From Italy caine the impulse
toward the strike. The heart of the
Italian labor movement is "Avanti."
And the soul of "Avanti" is Serrati
who writes a.s he thinks with large
simple. relentless thoughts.
We were surveying now the resultr
of the experiment. England. it was
to be inferred, though she had not
promised much, had kept her word
France had broken her word for a
mess of Clemenceau's promises. The
bankers of Paris were laughing at the
gullibility of the workers. The Ger
man independents, with that marvel
Ious patience of theirs. had once more
laid down their tools and gone out
on the streets to face Noske's mnachine
guns. Even Norway had responded
to an invitation she had never re
And Italy, in spite of bWows and
discouragenments, had stood firm
wherever her working class was or
ganized for revolution.
Yet the international strike had
been a failure--this time. The chain
which was to have Tound the interna
lionel proletariat had been broken,
and broken not even by force, but by
trickher . For the present, proletari
an internationalism was not yet in
existence--in western Europe. But
in the seat! There, in Russia, where
soldiers of 20 nations are fighting
the battles of the proletariat, it is
not an experiment, it is a fact. And
I think the strike committee that
night had in its mind one thought:
from now on, we Italians must look
to Moscow, and let the French free
themselves from their own illusions
as they can.
Serrati wrote the next day in his
leader: "The final experiment has
proved that it is time wasted to try
to galvanize a corpse (he is speaking
of the bureaucracy of the C. G. T.,
rather than of its membershipl). The
French proletariat, which has a so
"ianistic revolutionary spirit, knows
from now on where it must place its
faith, if it is to defend its own in
BAll IS WANTED
WITHOUT AI FOR THE
- MEN WHO ARE IN JAIL
Hundreds of workers are literally rotting in the jails of this country
because of their activihy in the cause of Labor. Many of these victims
of the world-wide class war are awating trial--and have been waiting
for mniny weary months for the speedy trial guaranteed them by the
United States Constitution. Others were tried and sentenced to terms
ranging from one to twenty years during the period of war hysteria.
and appeals in their cases are now being taken from King Capital drunk
t.o King Capital sober.
Some of the prisoners have escaped by death, others are dying, mans
have contracted tuberculosis and other loathsome diseases, and all are
suffering untold agony from close confinement in the fetid atmospkhere
from insanitary and unhealthy surroundings, from poor and insufficient
food, atnd from inhuman treatment accorded them by brutalized guards.
Past attempts to secure bail for all of these workers in jail have not
been attellnded with great success because of the lack of system. In
dividuals sought to secure bail for their personal friends, and failing to
gel the Iecessary amount they returned what had been collected, thus
making their entire efforts fruitless. This was the condition facing the
delegates from all the western (tistrict organizations of the Industrial
Workers of the VWorld when they met in conference on July 3 and 4 in
Seattle. The delegates solved the problem by an unfailing means
A Bail and Bond Committee was elected to systematize the work of
collecting bail and a nalion-wide drive has been started to secure the
loan of cash, Liberty Bonds and property sufficient to gain the release
of all class war prisoners. With practically no advertising Six Thou
sand Dollars were raised in the first five days. More than Two -IHun
dred Thousand l)ollars are needed to release those now being held for
their Labor activity.
Sums of Five l)ollars and up are accepted as loans, and all cash, Lib
erty Bonds or property is tabulated in triplicate, one copy going to the
person making the loan, another heing retained by the Bail and Bond
Committee, and the third being filed with the Trades Union Savings
and Loan Association of Seattle, with whom all funds, bonds and prop
erty schedules will be banked.
Only those who have been proved loyal and trustworthy are being
sent out as collectors. Everything possible has been done to safeguard
this bail and bond fund, from the selection of the committee to the
choice of the bank. A portion of the fund is being set aside to return
loans on demand in case persons who have made them are forced to
leave the country or have other reasons for making a withdrawal.
Bail will be used to release specified persons where that is desired,
but otherwise lIhe release will take place by a biimid drawing of names,
thus insurinmg fairniess to all prisoners. By comrmon consent the men
in Wichita, Kansas. jail will first be released, as they have been held
the longest and jail conditions are worse there than anywhere else in
the entire (ounitry. This bail has nearly all been subscribed, and the
men will be made accredited (.ldlectors when released, and their speedy
release will help to set others at liberty.
No necessity exists for argument. Your duty is clear. If your ears
are not (leaf to a call from your class, if you feel that an injury to one
is an injury to all, if there burns within you the faintest spark of human
ity, you will see that the mtn do not remain behind the bars an un
necessary minute because you withheld your support.
THEY ARE WILLING TO GIVE THEIR LIVES FOR YOU!
ARE YOU WILLING TO LOAN YOUR DOLLARS TO THEM?
Send all cash, checks and honds to John L. Enndmhi. Secretary of Ball
and Bond Committee, Box W, Ballard Station, Seattle.
Property schedules should be filed with Attorney Ralph 8. Pierce,
Room 607 Central Building, Seattle.
Butte Office, 318 N. Wyoming St., A. S. Embree, Bond and Ball
WE PATRONIZE THOSE WHO PATRONIZE US,
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tereats and hold aloft the banner of
A failure, then-a magnificent
Yet for the Italians it was 'not a
failure. It showed them their own
olidarity. and it showed them whom
hey could trust and whom they must
-uspect. Within Italy. from every
point of view, the strike was a nota
However, it is the correct think to
day, in the Galleries, to speak of the
-trike as a "fiasco." The bourgeois
papers are devoting whole pages to
proving that it is not worth mention
ing. And I suspect that the same yarn
is being repeated abroad.
For good reasons. The correspnd
ant of a great daily newspaper hasl
just been saying to me:
"So you have come to write about
labor in Italy. It is a great fie'd. And
you will have it all to yourself. Our
papers simply won't touch it. There
is no use in our sending it. Each one
of the big papers is controlled by
some big business house and the news
desk censors all material according
to orders. There is no longer any
such thing as the freedom of the
I thought of the young man who
had come down from the country "to
make an honest living on Wall
Street," and of the encouragement
given him by an old banker, who
assured him that he wouldn't have
any competition. In reporting that
the Italian strike was a success I ex
pect to have no competition.
NEW YORK CITY
(Continued From Page Une.l
All attempts to start were an utter
tailure.-H. W. Raisse.
KEPT PRESS FAIIS.
Johnstown, Pa.. Oct. 1 9.-The
situation looxs good from my point
of view notwithstanding the papers
are doing everything imaginable to
break our lines. The bosses are
going around to the homes trying to
induce the men to sign up to return
to work. We certainly had a hunt
dinger of a meeting today; they
could not all get in the hall.---T. J.
SPARRIOWS POINT S,("'AI .
Baltimore, Md., Oct. 19.---Thl
situation remains the same here.
The men are firm and as solid as a
rock and none will surrender until
the battle is won. The company has
imported some scabs from Weirton
and they are using every means to
start the mills, but their production
is the same her'e as in other scab
worked mills--no good.--John N.
QUIET AT CANTON.
(Special United Press Wir.,
Canton, 0.. Oct. 27.-Quiet reigns
over the steel district. The knowl
edge that several companies of the
national guard are mobilized andt
prepared for instant call at Aklron,
25 miles away, checked spirits of the
hundreds who engaged in sporadic
rioting around the United Alloy Steel
plant the last few days.
' he police reported a brawl last
night during which a plant police
man was shot.
COX CANS MAYOR POORMAN.
(Special United Press Wire.)
Columbus, O., Oct. 27.-Governor
Cox this morning issued orders sus
pending Mayor Poorman of Canton
from his executive powers, following
a hearing on the steel strike rioting
at .Canton. It was alleged that Poor
man did not exercise sufficient re
HAllI ON VOBBII1ES.
Spokane, Oct. 27.-Lumbermen in
the inland empire will hire no more
I. W. W.. it was announced by the
association Saturday. Employment
agencies have received instructions
to cancel orders for these nen.