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JOURNAL
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TODAY'S SPOETING NEWS WILL BE FOUND ON PAGE EIGHT.
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GERMANS OCCUPY
A PORT IN CHINA
HAI-CHAU THE
KAISER'S, IS RUMOR
Troops Are Said to Have Raised
and Saluted German Flag
There.
BERLIN FILES AN
EMPHATIC DENIAL
Shanghai Says Report Probably
Originated from Presence fy
Gunboat in Port.
Tokio, May 16.It is reported that
Germany has dispatched a force of
troops and occupied Hai-chou, in the
southern portion of the province of
Shan-tung, where they raised and sa
luted the German flag.
Hai-chou is on an extensive bay,
north of the old channel of the Hoarig
river.
Germany's object and intentions are
not clear. It is suggested that she is
seeking an extension of her interests
in China and is taking advantage of
present political conditions, but explan
ations may eventually clear up the situ
ation
It is feared that any changes in the
existing status quo or China, coupled
with the recent Indo-China incident,
mav seriously complicate the war situ
ation.
Reports Are Conflicting.
It is semi-ofhcially announced that
the Japanese government has received
conflicting reports ^relating to the Hai
chou incident, one being to the effect
that the Germans occupied the place
and raised and saluted their flag, and
another to the effect that the Geimans
were merely engaged in surveying.
Pending the receipt of full and correct
information, the government here re
frains from discussing the matter.
Berlin Denies Story.
Berlin, May 16.The foreign office,
replying to an inquiry of the Associated
Press regarding the excitement at Tokio
over the report that German troops had
occupied Hai-chou, in the southern part
of the Shan-tung peninsula, says the re
port is wholly incorrect and one of sev
eral reports designed to make it appeaT
that Germany is attempting in Shan
tung what Russia did in. Manchuria.
The German government is doing noth
ing in Shan-tung outside of fulfilling her
treaty agreement with China, which
fact has been communicated to both the
Washington and Tokio governments.
The foreign office regards these reports
as spread to mislead the opinion of the
world concerning German's aims and
Shanghai Is Skeptical.
Shanghai, May 16.The rumored
landing of German troops at Hai-chou
end Kiang-su, near the southern border
of the province of Shan-tung, iB verv
doubtful. The rumor possibly orig
inated from the presence of a German
gunboat in the harbor on a surveying
expedition.
RUSS CAPITAL IN SUSPENSE
Rojestvensky Keeps His Movements Se
cret, Even from Admiralty.
St. Petersburg, May 16.The naval
game in the far east is watched with
intense interest. The Russian admiral
is keeping his movements and plans se
cret, not communicating even with the
home authorities.
The many wild reports emanating
from Tokio are attributed to the agi
tated state of mind of the Japanese
over the result of the coming battle.
The admiralty believes there is no
harm now in divulging the fact that
Rojestvensky's ships are overmanned
instead of undermanned, as when thev
left Libau there was still hope that
Chilean and Argentine warships could
be purchased, and portions of the crews
designed for such ships were carried on
board the Russian fleet.
Many naval men believe Rojestvensky
will pass out of the China sea into the
Pacific thru the Ballintang channel,
north of Luzon, Philippine islands, and
give Formosa a wide berth.
Another division of reinforcements
for Rojestvonskv is almost ready at
Kronstadt, and will be sent out under
Rear Admiral Parenago. It will con
sist of two fine new battleships, tho
Slava and the Emperor Alexander II,
two cruisers, a torpedo cruiser, a gun
boat, a transport and several minor
units. The division is now engaged
speed trials and maneuvering off Kron
stadt. The possession of this division,
naval men believe, may ultimately prove
Russia's salvation, in case the coming
battle is a draw.
FIRING HEARD AT SEA
Steamer Reports Cannonade off South
western Japan.
London, May 16.A Norwegian
Bteamer, the Daily Telegraph's corre
spondent at Tokio states, reports hav
ing heard cannonading from 8 to 11
o'clock on the morning of Mav 11 off
southwestern Japan in 33.45 north lati
tude and 129.20 east longitude, and that
a Japanese torpedo boat was seen run
ning in that direction.
According to the Dailv Telegraph's
correspondent at Tokio, during a great
storm several days ago the Japanese
converted cruiser Nekko was damaged
by striking a reef off Fusan.
The same correspondent says that
during the last month the Russian war
ships consumed 120,000 tons of coal, and
adds that where it was obtained is a
mystery.
The correspondent further says that
the Russian fleet established a wireless
telegraph station in French territory
and communicated with St. Petersburg
bv way of Saigon.
The St. Petersburg correspondent of
the Pall Mall Gazette savs the admir
alty feels assured that as Rojestvensky
now has all the stores he can need he
cannot compromise France in the fu
ture by using her ports.
Rojestvensky a "Terror."
The crews of the French warships at
Haipong describe Admiral Rojestven
skv as a terrible commander. He
knows no lemencv. An officer who had
disobeyed orders was compelled to labor
in the stokehold for three days. Never
theless, while all fear him they admire
and confide ^n him They are convinced
that the fleet under his command is a
match for Japan's, and they eagerlv
look forward to a battle. Admiral Ro
jestvensky has cleverly hoodwinked St.
._.
Continued on 2d Page, 4th Column.
CANAL OPENS WAY
FOR TARIFF FIGHT
President's Decision to Buy Sup
plies in World's Market Blow
to Standpatters.
By W W. Jermane.
Washington, May 16.The presi
dent's decision that supplies for the
Panama canal are to be bought in the
world's markets in' order that this gov
ernment mav take advantage of lower
prices thus *made available, and thus
make the people's money, set apart for
7ft. canal, 50 cen
fartherf
"crwisgowoulpeeffect.t
Of*/ rtv
than
go, will be far
political It will in
effect, *0Cf- "n attack on the policy of
ErotectioucofL,
**ieh the government
as been -nnce the days of
McKin'ley.
The standpatters ./ill be quick to
point out the government's inconsisten
cy, and to rallv their forces in defense
of the protective idea. President
Roosevelt, as is well known, believes in
revision, and it may be that the Pana
ma decision has been' deliberately
reached with the knowledge that it
would precipitate the tariff issue
in the next congress.
Congress Favors Opposite Plan.
In congress there has been a strong
sentiment for restricting even the trans
portation of materials for the canal to
American' shipping. Several bills to
that effect were introduced at the last
two sessions. There seemed to be a
ma-jority in both houses for such a law,
but for parliamentary reasons a vote
was never reached.
Manufacturers in various lines have
been planning to supply the govern
ment ever since the canal was author
ized. The vigorous character of their
opposition can' readily be foreseen.
The high protectionists now fortify
ing themselves against any encroach
ment upon their markets, will see in the
president's decision a terrible blow to
their cause. But congress does not as
semble for several months and before
congress can act, if it shoud be so dis
posed, the executive committee of the
commission' will have abundant oppor
tunity^ to make the purchases of supj
phes and materials needed, and con
tacts can be entered into for future
purchases which congress will be pow
erless to annul.
This decision with regard to the canal
was reached with some reluctance.
An Outcry Is Certain.
This important decision was reached
with some reluctance, because it was
appreciated bv Secretary Taft and the
executive committee that there would
surely be a great outcry from two great
interests in this countrythe producers
of material and the shipownersif the
purchases were not limited to the Amer
ican products. But it was decided that
the money consideration was so great
that it could not be ignored, for it was
held that in many cases fully 50 per
cent mo/e would be charged for mate
rial needed in oanal construction than
the same goods could be procured for
Europe.
$650,000 Saved./ on Two Ships.
Chief Engineer Wallace, for instance,
showed that two ships in addition to
those running between New York and
Colon and owned by the Panama Rail
way company, would be absolutely nec
essary to carry the food supplies and
material needed for the work. No
American ships could be bought at any
reasonable price, and when it came to
building such ships, it was found, ac
cording to Secretary Taft's statement,
that, while he can buy two 2,600-ton
ships in Europe for $750,000, it would
cost $1,400,000 to build such ships here.
And in addition, while the European
ships could be had at once, it would
take at least eighteen months to secure
American vessels. Thus it was decided
to buy the ships in Europe, or, rather,
in any port where they could b had
cheapest and obtained the quickest.
As to material needed for canal con
struction, the commission decided that,
by reserving to itself the right to pur
chase in the world's markets, it would
at elast oblige American manufac
turers to give them the benefit of their
foreign prices if they wished to sell
goods to the commission.
Secretary Taft said today that he
felt obliged to indorse this project, be
cause, having given congress every op
Eortunity to adopt a contrary decision,
felt that the very terms of the canal
act provided that it must be construct
ed at the lowest possible cost.
STRANDED, SHE SLEPT
A WEEK IN CEMETERY
Ke-w Toik Sun Special Service.
Brooklyn, May 16.Stranded in
Brooklyn while on her way to Sweden.
Annie Anderson, aged 29, homeless and
penniless, has slept for six nights past
in Evergreen cemetery. She was ar-1 Jj
rested last night. When brought before
a magistrate, Annie said that six days
ago she came from Chicago, intending
to go to Sweden to her friends and rela
tives. Her steamship ticket and the
small funds she possessed were stolen
from her. She said she wandered thru
the streets until she reached the ceme
tery. The rest she obtained by sleeping
under the trees and near the flowers
proved so refreshing, she said, that she
returned the following night. Each
time she sought a different resting place
and thus avoided the police.
On her declaration that she would
like to work, Magistrate Furlong se
cured her a place as domestic and sus
pended sentence on a vagrancy charge.
BAPTISTS OF NORTH
& AND SODH UNITED
St. Louis, May 16.The general Bap
tist convention, participated in by the
Baptists of the north and south, and
marking their first joint meeting since
ante-bellum days, began here today.
More than 1,000 visitors have arrived
to attend the national Baptists' anni
versaries of 1905, of which celebration
today's convention is a part, and it is
expected that 2,000 more will arrive
within the npxt two days. The general
convention will be comprised or meet
ings of the following of various organ
izations Home Missionary Union, Wo
man's Foreign Missionary society
American Baptist Historical society and
American Baptist Publication society.
Capetown, Cape Colonj May 16 Lord Sel
borne former first lord of the British admiralty
and the successor ,of Lord Mliner as high com
missioner In Sonth Africa, arrived here today
and received an enthusiastic welcome.
RIVERS UP TO
DANGER POINT
La Crosse Is Menaced by Floods
Wreck Caused by
Washout.
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La Crosse, Wis., May 16.Heavy and
steady rains are raising the Wisconsin
and Minnesota rivers to the danger
point. The Mississippi has risen four
feet in four days and is still going up
rapidly.
The greatest damage is expected
along the banks of the La Crosse and
Black rivers in Wisconsin, and the Root
river in Minnesota, where much valu
able property is located. A lareg part of
the north side of the city of La Crosse
will be flooded if the river rises an
other foot.
Railway tracks along the Root and
La Crosse rivers have been washed out,
a washout causing the wreck of a Mil
waukee passenger train near West Sa
lem. No one was injured.
Fargo, N. P., May 16.The farmers
along the Red river are worried about
the spring flood. Tho stream has risen
nine feet in eleven days and in some of
the low places there has been some
overflow. The fact that the snowfall
last winter was light around the head
waters was thought to be a guarantee
against high water this spring, but the
heavy rainfall has started the sluggish
stream.
Norfolk, Neb., May 16.-^There was
a further rise of five inches last night
of the already swollen Elkhorn river
here, flooding the east side and causing
a general exodus of families in that
part of the city. Eight families were
imprisoned by the surging flood today
ana it was necessary to rescue them
with boats and wagons. The norths
fork of the Elkhorn, which naturally
is a narrow stream, is now a mile wide.
Des Moines, May 16.Residents of
the lowlands are patrolling the levies
along the Des Moines river to forestall
any Dreak of the river which showed
a rise of nearly two feet last night.
The government guage registers 9.2
feet, within a few inches of the danger
mark. The territory threatened was
submerged two years ago, thousands
of families being driven out.
KIRKE LA SHELLE
CALLED BY DEATH
Theatrical Manager Well Known
in the Northwest Is
Stricken.
Bellport, L. I., May 16.Kirke La
Shelle, the theatrical manager, died at
his home here today from diabetes. He
had been ill only one week.
Kirke La Shelle was born in Wy
oming, 111., Sept. 23, 1862. There he
became acquainted with M. H. Jewell
of Bismarck, N. D.r and for a time was
on Jewell's newspaper in Bismarck be
fore entering a long newspaper career
in Chicago. He became a theatrical
manager in 1891.
Among Mr. La Shelle's companies
which have recently visited Minneapolis
are The Virginian," Checkers,'' and
"The Earl of Pawtucket."
ROSEN'S APPOINTMENT
OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCED
Washington, May 16.Count Cassini,
the Russian ambassador, has officially
informed the Washington government
ofithe appointment or Baron Rosen as
ambassador to the United States. He
has advised his government tlat the
appointment is entirely agreeable to the
president.
TUESDAY EVENING, MAT 16, 1905.
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FITZSfflMOHS ON lJURY RETIRES
TAfflXED MOM
Former Heavyweight Champion
Fighter Dislikes the Sensa
tional Preachers.
HAS GREAT RESPECT FOR
THE SINCERE CLERGYMAN
Alludes to the Others as "Funny
Fellows" in the Min-
istry,
Bob Fitzsimmons does not believe
that any money is "tainted" if it is
spent to relieve the sufferings of hu
manity or to bring happiness into the
In es of those physically or mentally in
capable of securing it for themselves
or those dependent upon them.
"Some ministers are funny folk,"
said Fitz today at the West hotel.
"Mi nd you I said some of them.
There are thousands and thousands of
men in the ministry to whom I take
off my hat with respect. They are
stiuggling to lessen the evil in the
world and not letting the right hand
know what the other is doing. They are
advising the weak fellows who keep
slipping back and giving their whole
life for other people.
"Think of that seriously now. Giv
ing up your whole life working for
other people when you know you are
not going to get anything in return
save such reward as the Bible prom
ises. There are little preachers riding
country roads and getting hardly
enough pay to keep them fed and
clothed, working for humanity There
,are great big preachers whose hearts
are as big as their salaries who never
have a cent. They are spending their
own money to help out other people.
Whj', these fellows are the salt of the
earth.
The Funny Fellows.
"Now I get to the funny-fellows in
the ministry. I mean these lads who
are always doing something sensational
to get themselves ndticed. Something
to set the papers talking about them.
-I don't take any stock in those kind.
I, and a lot of other fellows in this
world, are not church men and we are,
maybe, a little inclined to criticise
these fellows too sharply. I will even
admit that they may he in earnest
and trvmg to do good and taking the
sensational method of getting people
to think about better things. If they
are doing that, they are excusable. If
they ain'twell I haven't got much
use for a man who breaks into the min
istry to make money a reputation.
''There isn't any such a thing as
tainted money when it 1B given for
charity or church work. I think tainted
money is cash that a man steals or gets
by cheating and then spends on himself.
It a thief gives money away for church
or charity I think that the better side
of that fellow is getting the upper hand
and his conscience js fairly kicking him
into trying to make up for What he has
done. Look at ttis conscience money
sent to banks, a^^K^ government Irow
and then. tt *g moras fellow that
has been laying, awake at nights and
worrying over bis' meanness.
*Tak*tae Cash."
I think when a man goes to the limit
of giving away money that it shows
that he wants to do better, and there
fore when he makes that determination
the money is not 'tainted' any longer.
I say let the churches take that cash
and help some other fellow to make a
man of himself or pay it to these
preachers who need it to clothe and
feed themselves so that they can keep
up the work, they have started to do.
"Now take the Eockefeller case. I
don't think his money is tainted. All
this talk of refusing ii is foolish. Look
at the good that can be done with such
sums as he has given. I don't think
that Eockefeller gave the money to
square himself' in any way, because he
Continued on 2d Page, 6th Column.
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IN ANOKA CASE
Kolb, Hammon and Their Friends
Anxiously Wait for the
Verdict.
Speolal to The Journal,
Anoka, Minn., May 16,The fate of
Charles Hammon and John Kolb
charged with the murder of 9-year-old
Freddie King, is in the hands of the
iury. At 9:45 this morning the jury re
tired after listening to the charge by
Judge Giddings. In liis charge the court
stated that three verdicts might be re
I turned, second or third degree murder,
or acquittal.
The boys appeared nervous and wor
ried as they were taken back to the
jail to await the verdict of the jury.
Kalderwit, their pal, is already con
victed and they have been confronted
with almost the same line of evidence.
Moreover they have been closely
watched night and day, and when on the
street have been closely ironed.
Kolb's father and mother and two lit
tle sisters are anxiously awaiting the
verdict in the hotel just back of the lit
tle jail where the son and brother is con
fined. Hammon's father and the son's
sweetheart, Mabel WaTd, are just as
anxiously awaiting the fate of Hammon.
STEAM TO GIVE
WAY TO CURRENT
Another New York Railroad Is to
Be Electrified at Huge
Cost.
Hew York Sun Special Service.
New York, May 16.The electrifica
tion of another steam railway haying
New York terminals is under consider
ation and the contract will probably
be almost as large as the New York
Central. It is said on the best of au
thority that the Erie railroad is the
road referred to. It has a large subur
ban business that will have to be pro
tected.
To the east the Long Island railroad
is being electrified and to the north the
New York Central will soon be running
electric trains. The New York Central
will run these trains under a two-min
ute headway and at the rate of seven
ty-five miles an hour. The result con
fidently expected is the development of
an enormous suburban business to the
company.
It is said that the Erie contemplates
electrifying most of its New Jersey
mileage. It is reported that the plans
under consideration contemplate the
expenditure of over $10,000,000 almost
immediately and an additional sum lat
er on.
PAOL MORTON TO BE
OF TEE WABASH
New York Bun Special Service.
New York, May 16.Paul Morton,
secretary of the navy, is to resign in
October, according to a report circu
lated in financial circles, to take the
presidency of the Wabash railroad.
Mr. Morton has announced that he
will retire from the cabinet in Octo
ber, and as the general election of the
Wabash will take place about that
time, Wall street regards it as extreme
ly likely that he is only waiting for the
vacancy which will be open to him
when Mr. Ramsey severs his connection
with the Goulds! It is said that Mr.
Gould was displeased at the friction
which MT. Ramsey's policy caused with
the Pennsylvania road, which resulted
in the ousting of the Western Union
Telegraph company's lines from the
Pennsylvania lines' east of Pittsburg.
tOBSIBLTBUOWKBB TONIGHT
Expert Tells Senators No Pro
Railroad Shippers dome from
Smaller Towns.
By W. W. Jermane.
Washington, May 16.An important
sidelight was thrown on the railroad
rate situation yesterday by a colloquy
between Professor Ripley of Harvard,
who was testifying as an expert on the
rata*- question, and Senator Keane of
New Jersey, one of the most pro
nounced pro-railroad members of the
senate committee which is conducting
the present hearings.
Professor Ripley was rate expert be
fore the industrial commission several
J'ears ago and is a master of the phi
osophy and details of that question.
He was testifying \& the general ef
fect that the majority of the shippers
who have appeared before the senate
committee are from the large centers
of population and not from the smaller
{y
daces, where the discriminations chief
exist.
He noted that the testifying ship-
fhas
ier have, with few exceptions, said
they were well satisfied with the
present condition and were against any
change in the law.
Witnesses Most Benefited.
These men, Professor Ripley pointed
out, by reason of their living in the
large cities, have been enjoying the
benefit of the favoring rates for years,
and they enjoy them now.
Keane Tried to Reply.
Senator Keane undertook to reply to
this statement by saying that the com
mittee had heard a number of shippers
from the smaller cities and towns
among them one from Janesville, Wis.,
and that thev had agreed with the ship
pers from the large cities in saying that
there was noo need for legislation.
Professor Ripley then pointed out
that almost all the shippers from small
places referred to by Senator Keane
(and this, bv the way, was true of the
Janesville man), were men enjoying the
milling-in-tratnsit or the commodity-rate
privileges, and that these privileges put
them on a plane of equal opportunities
fwith the shippers from the large cities.
PARRY DIPS INTO
RATE CONTROVERSY
National Association of Manufac
turers Is in Session in At
lanta.
_y peace in s
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MINNESOTA
)ASrfA/ANSiBISING TEMPERA*!/***
cirniHBRLO CE HOLIES
CHICAGO MAYOR
WARNS STRIKER!
RIPLEY SH?W UP
RATE STANDPATTER
*-1"THE GLOBIA SCOTT"
IN TOMORROW'S JOUBNAL.
16 PAGES-FIVE O'CLOCK.
PRESERVE ORDER
OR FACE MILITIA
Dunne Declares Spread of Strike
Would Mean Calling Out 5
of Troops.
-'AltantifGjirj'MajrietThe tenth an-* general strike occurred, accompanied,
nual gathering of the National Associa
tion of Manufacturers of the United
States, representing more than three
quarters of the thirteen billions of in
vested capital of this country, assem
bled in the grand opera house today.
The annual address of President D. M.
Parry of Indianapolis was first in or
der.
In discussing the pending interstate
commerce legislation, Mr. Parry ap
plied the principles of individualism
and competition, as he did all thru^his
speech. He declared that the^question
of rebates did not properly enter into
the discussion of the Esch-Townsend
bill, as the leaders in the movement in
its behalf themselves declare that tho
piesent laws are fully adequate to meet
that evil. The issue raised by the pro
posed bill, he said, is whether the gov
ernment, thru a commission, shall es
tablish inelastic legal rates to take the
place of the rates now fixed by compe
tition.
He quoted a recent interview of
Representative Stevens of Minnesota,
of the house committee on interstate
commerce, going to show he said, that
the substitution of a system or in
elastic rates for the rates determined
by competition would result in great
injury to industry in many sections of
the country. He said that the com
mission or any political body that
might be created would yield to the
most clamorous demand, and that, as
a result, the rates between different
localities would be more inequitable
than the rates now fixed bv competi
tion between these localities. In
maintaining that competitive condi
tions are still potent in regulating
rates, he said:
As under the continuous working of free
competitive conditions rates may be ex
pected gradually to decline, it remains for
the advocates of the inelastic socialistic
rates to show why any change from com
petitive conditions is desirable, and
whether socialistic rate-making would in
sure lower rates In the future. The com
plaints coming from shippers against the
railroads are almost whollv complaints of
discrimination" in favor of other ship
pers.
Shippers Want Impartiality.
"What the shippers want in this country
is impartial treatment, rather than arbi
trary reduction of rates. The pVinciple of
impartial treatment of the public must
be enforced. It might be wise when it
is found that a secret lower rate or rebate
has been granted to any shipper that such
rate be made the open rate for, say, one
year, as tho the rate were part of the
published classification.
Unjust discriminations between locali
ties and kinds of traffic ought to be sus
ceptible to correction thru the application
of the police powers of the government,
the same as unjust discriminations be
tween individuals. There is no valid rea
son for asserting that one kind of dis
crimination can be corrected by punitive
legislation, and that another kind can
only be reached by the socialistic method
of fixing rates.
The report of Treasurer Francis H.
Stillman of New York, showed the re
ceipts since the last annual report to
March 31, 1905, to have been $186,138
with an nnexpen'ded balance at that
time of $SmZ
ELECTRIC COMPANY IN COURTS.
Milwaukee, May 16.A petition was filed
in the United States district court today
asking for the appointment of a receiver
for the National Electric company, one
of the largest concerns of its kind in the
countrv. Frank G. Bigelow, prior to his
downfall, was prominently connected with
the company. The "movement for a re
ceiver, it is said, is preliminary to a
thoro reorganization of the company.
BUFFALO BILL AFTER NEW TRIAL
Sheridan, Wyo.,May 16.The attor
neys for Colonel W. F. Cody, "Buffalo
Bill." has filed in the district court a
motion for a new trial of his divorce
peared.
A
LIVERYMEN INCUR
STRIKE HOSTILITY
Attempt by Teamsters to Stop
Cab Deliveries at Boycotted i
Stores.
Chicago, May 16.Possibility ,of a"
tieup of all livery business in Chicago,
including funerals, grew more definite
at a meeting today of President Shea
of the teamsters' union, W. J. Gibbons,
business agent of the Cab and Livery
Wagon Drivers' union, and representa
tives of the Liverymen's and'Under
takers' associations.
Frank Amberg, a prominent livery
owner, left before the other members,
declaring that he for one was not go
ing to allow dictation as where his
drivers should carry passengers, and
that he would disregard the rule of the
unions that no carriages should be al
lowed to unload passengers at boy
cotted stores. Other members of the
liverymen's committee endeavored to
induce President Shea and his fellow
unionists to permit the delivery of pas
sengers at the boycotted stores. The
labor leaders flatly refused to deviate
from the stand taken against such de
livery.
Lockout as a Weapon.
Committeeman Amberg of the em
ployers declared, after leaving the
meeting, that he would call a session
of the Employers' association and in
sist upon its members doing business
with the bpycotted houses even if it
was necessary to lock out all employee!
to do so.
C. P. Shea, president of the Interna
tional Teamsters' union Charles Dold,
Eresident of the Shicago Federation of
labor, and several other labor leaders,
held a conference with Mayor Dunne
today. The labor officials were asked
not to spread the strike, but to aid in
putting down disorder. They replied
that they would not spread the strike,
but that they might be powerless to
prevent its spread. They also criti
cized the police department for alleged
aiding of non-union men.
Mayor May Ask Troops.
Mayor Dunne reiterated his previ
ous statement, that if rioting contin
ued and the strike spreads, he would
be compelled to call in state troops.
He talked plainly of the possibilities
of the
policeebeing
ii
unable to preserve
as anything approaching a
as it probably would be, by a renewal
of violence and rioting on a larger JL
scale than heretofore.
The officials of the liverymen's union
were also called into the mayor's of- 7*%
fice and informed that any cabman who is,
refused to deliver passengers to the
stores under the union ban would be
promptly deprived of the city license
under which he operates. vj
School Strikers to Be Punished. +J
Strikes of school children who have if
quit desks by hundreds in sym- ag
pathy with the teamsters' strike,
are to be dealt with sternly, ac
cording to President Clayton Mark ^H*
of the Chicago 'board of education. The fd
children's strikes have followed the -f
use of non-union teamsters by boycot
ted firms in the delivery of coal at the
public schools. It is alleged that in
many cases the parents, rather than %$
the children, are responsible for the *J
strike. 3*4
Arrest and prosecution is threatened -^s
by the board of education as punish- 2
ment for parents who permit children jg
to go on strike in schools. Many in- **j
spectors are to be placed at the dis
posal of the superintendent of compul- -gp
sory education to report cases where
parents have violated the law.
More School Strikes.
The strike of school children assumed J%
larger proportions todav when 1,500 pu
pils of the Graham school, Forty-fifth /*J
and Union streets, refused to enter the
building. According to school officials "M
no unfair'' coal has been delivered at rA
the Graham school. The authorities de- -JJ
clared that there was Wo apparent rea- A
son for the strike.
Pupils of the Fallon public school, ,2|
Fortv-second and Wallace streets, went "l|f
on strike today when two loads of coal A
from the Peabody Coal company were Wf
delivered at the building. The pupil*
stood at a distance from the non-union
teamsters and jeered at them. Several
policemen were sent to maintain1
order
A strike occurred at the same plaee
after the-packing house strike, wtten ft
colored teacher was assigned there. The
Fallon school and the Graham school are
in adjoining districts.
Messenger Boys Parade. ^k
More than one hundred messenger
boys employed by the Postal Telegraph
company paraded the streets today. Toe
boy strikers occupied themselves chiefly
in shouting at non-union teamsters.
The youngsters became so disorderly
that fifty of them were summarily ar
rested by the police, and put in jftiL
The others with great celerity disap-
BLACK BEAR C^MES TO TOWN.
Special to The Journal.
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Negroes Beaten by Mob.
George Tallman and Henry Coles,
two colored men attacked by a mob of
strike sympathizers at Fourteenth and
State streets today, were rescued by
the police. The negroes had been rec
ognized as having driven teams for
the Employers' Teaming company and
were severely beaten. The police used
clubs vigorously in dispersing the
crowd.
Slugged, but He Recovers.
Patrick McMahon, president of the
Terra Cotta, Sand and Brick Teamsters*
union, has partially recovered from ft
blow on the head with a "Wack jack"
supposedly administered by "sluggers"
hired by another faction of the team
sters. McMahon says lie will continue
his fight agaiwst the policy of Preident
Shea, in tpe present strike, as he had
been doing! Altho he was on the look
out for a personal attack, two assailants
slugged him in his own doorway.
i,
Sault Ste. Marie. Mich. May 16,A
black bear appeared on Spruce street a
fashionable section of the eity, and
attacked by a pack of dogs, last night), It
Is believed he swam the river from the %4
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