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PRICE TWO CENTS.
IN BELTRAMI CASE
Two County Commissioners
CHARGES PREFERRED BY
PUBLIC EXAMINER TRUE
tfheir Successors Will Be Chosen
by Officials of Beltrami
Governor Johnson today filed an or
ifler removing from office L. O. Sibley
and Wes Wright, commissioners of Bel
trami countv. The governor finds that
the charges "preferred by the public ex
aminer -were true, and that the two
commissioners have been guilty-of mal
Whether the probing of official cor
ruption in Beltrami countv is to con
tinue depends largely on the men chos
en to hucceed Sibley and Wright. The
vacancy in each district is to be filled
pwder the law by vote of the chairman
of each board of town supervisors in
the district and the mayors of cities or
presidents of village councils. Sibley
represents the Solway district, which is
Strictly rural, while Wright represents
the Bemid-ji district. If they can con
trol the election of their successors,
they may also be able to secnre the
election of a county attorney to suc
ceed Loud, resigned, who will drop fur
The governor's order is made on rec-
tommenaatioW of the attorney general,
and after a full examination of the
facts by the Bpecial commission ap
pointed. The governor's findings of
fact are as follows:
Findings of Fact.
FirstThat during: their present term3 of
(office, commencing on the first Monday in
January, said F. O. Sibley and Wes
iWrlght wrongfully, unlawfully, and In vio
lation of their official duty as such com
missioners, voted for the allowance and
payment of unltemlzed and improperly
Itemized, unauthorized, unlawful, exces
sive and fraudulent bills and claims"
against the said county of Beltrami.
SecondThat in awarding the county
printing during the years of 1903 and 1904,
there was a manifest and utter disregard
of their duties as related to the interests
of the taxpayers in the awarding of said'
contraot to the highest bidder, and in re
fusing and officially taking part In re
fusing to award said county printing to
the lowest responsible bidder, as is by law
ThirdThat in the allowance of bills
for work done under said contract, there
was a total disregard of the interests of
the taxpayers, and an apparently wilful
misappropriation of public moneys to pri
vate individuals in the allowance of bills
Which were excessive, which fact must'
have been known to these county com
FourthThat they were wilfully negli
gent in refusing or neglecting and failing
to prosecute and collect certain claims
end demands due said county of Bel
trami, Minnesota, especially in a certain
claim against the Merchants' bank of Be
xnidji, or Its- assigns or successors In In-
FifthThat bills were allowed or or
dered paid to which the Individual com
missioners were the chief parties In In
terest, and which were not proper claims
against said county of Beltrami, and that
this was known, and must have been
known to said county commissioners when
said claim was allowed and ordered paid.
Minnesota Congressman Looks
Into Imports Needed in Canal
By W. W. Jermane.
Washington, May 22.Bepresenta-
tive Tawney, who is in Washington on
ersonal business, called on the presi
today. Upon leaving the execu
tive office he was beseiged by newspa
per men for an expression of his views
on the recent decision of the Panama
commission to purchase supplies abroad
if they can be had cheaper than in the
United States. Mr. Tawney said:
"If the difference between the do
mestic and foreign cost of material
necessary to construct the canal is
greater than the rate of duty, then the
order was juBt. If the difference is less,
then the order was not .justified.
I may say also that ir the difference
is greater, it emphasizes the necessity
for the readjustment of the same sched
ules of tariff which I advocated last
Mr. Tawney called at the treasury de-
iartmen afternoon to get some in
about the tariff as it relates
to supplies needed in canal construction
and will study the subject during the
summer, with a view to pushing his re
adjustment scheme next winter.
PARISIANS PLAN CHILLY
WELCOME FOR ALFONSO
Paris, May 22.The confederation
Bf labor unions has called a meeting
for Wednesday to discuss a proposition
to make a demonstration against King
Alfonso when he comes to Paris.
The revolutionary element seeks to
make an offensive manifestation
against the king, and inflammatory cir
culars are being spread broadcast call
ing on the workingmen to oppose his
majesty's visit in the same manner
as the Italian radicals opposed the visit
of Emperor Nicholas .to Italy.
CONTRACT FOR STILLWATER BANK.
Special to The Journal.
Stillwater. Minn., May 22.The First
National bank has given the contract for
the construction of its new building to
O. H. Olson."Victor Peterson bf Oneka
died yesterday. He was 40 and had a wife
and four children.City officials and in
vited guests of the trolley company will
take a trip tonight over the new line to
South Stillwater. They will be accom
panied by a band. Regular cars were put
SERVIAN CABINET RESIGNS.
Belgrade, Servia, May 22.The Pastes
ministry has resigned. The cabinet,
formed Dec. 11, 1904, under the premier
shop of M. Pasics, resigned Feb. 6 last.
In consequence of court intrigues against
the premier. The king requested the min
isters to retain office until he had con
ferred wtth the politicians and the cabi
net's resignation was withdrawn Feb. 8*
TODAY'S SPORTING NEWS WILL BE POUND ON PAGE EIGH&, jLiKSl'ISSf MfSlSS^^B "i"
He Issues an Order Remov^ Tzar's Officers Out for a Recoil-
JAPS CATCH JUNK
LOAD OF RUSSIANS
aissance Fal_l Into Enemy's
VICE ADMIRAL BtEILETF,
Sent to Vladivostok to lake Supreme
Command of Russian Naval
j! Forces In East.
Tokio, May 22.It is reported that
a junk filled with Russian officers has
been captured. It is presumed that
they were making a reconnaisance from
Russian Attack Bepulsed.
Imperial army headquarters made the
following announcement today:
"In the direction of Chang-tu, May
20, a force of the enemy consisting of
over a battalion of infantry, a regiment
of cavalry and two guns, made a detour
to the eastern height at San-tao-kou,
eight miles east of Chang-tu, and from
the vicinity of a coal mine ten miles
east of Chang-tu at 11:30 o'clock in
the morning commenced a bombard
"Subsequently another Eussian force
with four guns appeared on the north
ern height of Chm-yang-pao, and at 4
p.m. two battalions of the enemy ad
vanced from the eastern side of the vil
lage, but were repulsed.
Russians Fire Village.
"Another mixed force of the enemy
entered Erh-shih-li-pao, where they set
fire to the village and retreated.
A body of the enemy's cavalry
(dismounted) attacked Tang-shed, on
the right bank of the Liao river, thir
teen miles southwest of Fa-ko-men,
May 20. After an engagement lasting
two hours, the enemy retreated in dis
order toward the southwest, abandon
ing 300 men killed and wounded.
"Except these collisions between
small forces, the situation is otherwise
HEADED FOR PTTTT.TpraffBB-1
Rojestvensky Believed to Flan Coaling
in American Waters.
Paris, May 22.The reports in circu
lation here to the effect that colliers
belonging to the Russian fleet intend
to rendezvous at the Babuyan islands
north of the island of Luzon, Philip
pine islands, are not. based on precise
information, but are the results of fig
uring on the latitude and longitude
where a portion of the fleet was last
observed. The course then held, if con
tinued, it is pointed out, would take the
ships into the Ballintang channel near
which the Babuyan islands are situated.
It is therefore inferred that the Rus
sians will rendezvous in that locality to
Hongkong, May 22.The latest
steamer to arrive here reports sighting
a Russian volunteer fleet steamer ac
companied by a large transport in the
Hainan straits on the morning of May
20. They were steaming west
PEACE WILL COME HIGH
Jap Diplomat Outlines Terms on Which
Russia Could End the War.
Correspondence of the Associated Press.
Tokio, Thursday, April 27.Count
Kato, former minister of foreign af
fairs and former minister to Great
Britain, discussing the possibilities of
intervention to end the war by a third
Should Eussia ask for peace, we shall
insist on an unconditional armistice, and
when the negotiations are opened we
shall require Kussia to return Manchu
ria to China, recognize our suzerainty
over Korea, cede oaghalien to us, re
move permanently the fortifications of
Vladivostok and pay an indemnity of
at/least 2,000,000,000 yen ($1,000,000,-
000). Such liberal terms will afford no
occasion for intervention.
Intervention Not Likely.
I do not think there will arise any
occasion for intervention. I doubt if
Eussia has a fixed purpose and aim
either to fight or to conclude peace. It
seems to me that the ultimate result
is left to whatever the future may
bring to Eussia. There seems to be no
prearranged plan. Should Russia be
determined to hold Vladivostok, it
would be to her advantage to conclude
peace before she loses it. But she
shows no desire for peace and her poli
cy is devoid of any definite plan, so
there can be no occasion for a third
power to attempt intervention in the
ne,ar future. Even the loss of Vladi
vostok might not prompt Eussia to
seek peace. She could go on retreat
ing indefinitely, hoping thereby to ex
haust us. We might take Harbin and
go farther north, but Eussia could con
tinue her policy of retreat, thereby giv
ing no occasion for a third party to
"The scene of hostilities in- Man-
churia being without any special inter
est to the powers, none of them will
be prompted to take action to stop the
war. On the contrary, the- war is af
fording a lucrative trade to some of
them supplying materials for war.
"Looked at from a diplomatic stand
point, Germany, seeing her eastern dan^
ger lessened by the war and Eussia
gradually weakened, will naturally en
tertain the hope of further reduction
in the strength of her formidable
neighbor. England will feel satisfac
tion over the olows dealt by her ally
to her traditional foe. The United
States, much as she sympathizes with
us, will not welcome an excessive de
velopment of Japan's power, lest it
should cause future trouble, and would
not view with disfavor the gradual
weakening of both combatants.
"France alone mast be sincerely de
sirous of seeing the war terminate, but
single-handed she can do nothing to
cause any change. Both the present and
the future, to my mind, afford no sign
of the possibility of intervention, and
I am prepared to say that the time has
not yet. come to-talk of peace.
John D. Rockefeller, Jr., Decides
to Free Himself of the
New iTork, May 22.John D. Rocke
feller, Jr., according to a discussion
among members of his Bible class, in
tends to follow his action of resigning
the leadership of the class by with
drawing from all official connection
with the Standard Oil company.
This determination, it was said, is due
51 only in part, if at all, to ill health, but
is largely the growth of the great pub
5ri.lie outcry against "tainted money"
I recently raised by a number of Congre^
gational ministers in New England, and
taken up by clergymen of other denom
inations and by the people at large.
It was further said, and said specifi
cally, by a member of the Bible class,
that he understood that young Rocke
feller had held several rather heated
interviews with his father on the gen
eral subject of Standard Oil methods.
Eocke'fellor, Jr., according to this
member of the Bible class, had made
si*, it clear tr Rockefeller, Sr.t that the
former did not approve of all of the
Standard Oil's modes of doing business,
but regarded them as affording at least
an excuse for the cry which had been
raised against "tainted money."
The vounger Rockefeller has devoted
himself with every show of enthusiasm
to his Bible class and has, within the
last few months, gone publicly on record
as saying some sharp things about mod
ern business methods. He has^ preached
absolute poverty. He has said that a
corporation that did not do good to
others as well as to Itself would ulti
mately fail. All his talks to his class
have been marked by earnestness.
BODIES TO UNITE
Presbyterian Cjjhurch North Votes
for Union with Cumberland
Winona Lake, Ind., May 22.The
general assembly of the Presbyterian
church today voted to selectf a special
committee to arrange for a celebration
next May of the two-hundredth anni
versary of the formation of the first
presbytery in Philadelphia. It is un
derstood this celebration Will be held
The proposition to allow separate
presbyteries in the boundaries of old.
presbyteries ws adopted wj$h but one
dissenting voice. This is to allow sep
arate presbyteries for negroes and for-,
The board of missions for freedmen
submitted its report thru Dr. E. J.
Inglis of Newark, N. J.
Union with South Carries.
The general assembly of the presby
terian church has voted to unite with
the Cubmerland Presbyterians.
TRACTION DEAL IN PORTLAND.
Portland, Ore.. May 22.A deal Is said
to have been consummated by which the
Portland Consolidated Street Railway
company, operating nearly all the street
car lines in Portland, has been sold to a
syndicate of Pennsylvania capitalists for
DEATH OF DR. CHAMBERLAIN.
La. Crosse, Wis., May 22.Dr. W. H.
Chamberlain of Bangor, one of the best
known physicians of this county, is dead
of cancer. He was 80 and a graduate of
the University of Minnesota.
MONDAY EVENING, MAY 22, 1905.
DEATH THREAff S ON DOMAIN
OIL KING'S HEIR
TO QUIT SYSTEM
Following ar& some recent utter
ances oi John ^3). Rockefeller, Jr.,
mostly to hisrBible class in the
Fifth" Avenue fBaptist church, em
bodying the young multimillion
aire's views on "tainted" con
duct in* business affairs, and on the
relation'between Christianity and
Honesty First Requisite.
ON TAINTED MONEY.
"Many men of today think that
dishonesty is the best policy, and
that business and Christianity are
diametrically opposed to each
There are three chief requisites
for a successful bnajaess man. The
first. is honestyabsolute hon-
"The man or the corporation
who has not determined at the out
set to do good to others while do
ing good to himself will fail in the
Give Up Bad Business.
"iTbelieve myself that a man can
be a good Christian? and a success
ful business man."
"If he finds that the business
he is following, interferes with his
Christian duties' or disturbs his be
liefs he should* give the business
Hypocxltei Does Injury.
"The man who talks one thing
on Sunday and lives another on
week days does untold injury."
Keeping Just Within Law.
"To be really a Christian*, you
muBt observe tqe spirit as well as
the letter, of the. law. The question
is, are you truly following the
teachings of Jesus Christ, as he
laid them downteachings that
emanate from within and that,
while they hold you to the law. Re
mand somethings far deeper than
the observance of any canon?"
Must Stand by Convictions.
I think nothing can be more
helpful to us than to stand by our
convictions. Let us have the spirit
and determination to do'that''which
is right, and we shall be made
High Moral Principle.
"The kind of men the world
needs most today 1B, firstmen of
integrity and high moral princi-
Must Follow Conscience.
"We may deceive the public we
vmay deceive the men we meet day
by day, but we cannot deceive our
selves or our God."
"We live in this^nlightened age
of tho world*Jajfc ever-K opportun
ity to knov^' WfijM is -right and
wrong, and,, it'asems to..me, have
little excuse iforflot having proper
standards, and, therefore, The dic
tates of our conscience ought to be
Do What Is Right.
I believe hr everyone listening
to his conscience and obeying it. I
try to do what I believe is right."
Must Have Character.
"The man Who wins earthly vic
tories without taking care of his
character, I imagine, will not feel
.very much like a success on his
]iMM^FB& TRUST'S DREAM AND A RUDE AWAKENHTCr
NEIL BURQE8S A BANKRUPT.
Trenton, N. J., May 22.Neil Burgess,
the actor, was declared a bankrupt in"
the United States district court today.
His petition was filed some time ago.
WILL BE SHOT IF
HE VISITS FOREST
Rich Man's Adirondack Estate
Posted with Warning from
Malone, N. T., May 22.The sensa
tional threat is made that if William
Bockef eller attempts to visit his prince
ly Adirondack preserve^ at Bay" Pond
this summer, he will be shot. The an
tipathy to Mr. Rockefeller is due pri
marily to his treatment of the people
of the village at Brandon, hard by his
15(fr square miles of hunting and fish
ing, grounds, augmented by nis alleged
activity in trying to run down the as
sassin of Orlando P. Dexter.
Upon these and along the line of the
New York & Ottawa railroad, between
Bay Tond and Brandon, and in the
depths of the forest all on the Rocke
feller property, this ominous legend" is
$50,000 bullet will stop William
Bockefeller the minute he sets-foot upon
The signs are evidently by the same
hand, roughly printed. The reference
to the value of the bullet is not under- i
stood, and is no doubt a private con-1
ceit on the part of the man who seeks
to intimidate the magnate. The signs
have all been put up within a week.
Called up on the long distance tele
phone at his home at Tarrytown, and.
apprised of the threats, Mr. Rockefeller
I was asked if he would defy the enemy
and visit his preserve. He made no
I comment upon the threat, of which, it
learned later, he already knew, but
that he had made no plans and did
(tfiot know when he would go to Bay
CORN DP 6 CENTS
CORNER IN MAY
Stampede of Shorts Advances i gfeBBiv
PriceSimilar Situation in
the Wheat Market.
Chicago, May 22.A stampede of.
shorts today advanced the price of corn
for May delivery precisely 6 cents a
busheL It was current gossip that the
May option is practically "cornered"
by a few prominent traders. A desire
to avoid possibly greater loss was the
cause of the urgent demand today from
those on the wrong side. The May de
livery opened at 53c. The price quick
ly jumped up to 59c a buBhel. Eeaiizing
sales caused a reaction to 57^c
"A.somewhat similar situation devel
oped in wheat. On an active^ demand
from shorts, the price for Majr.dell very
was forced up 4c. Much or the gain
was subsequently lost on profit-taking.
May wheat opened at 99c. After ad
vancing to $1.08 the price dropped to
After the early bulge the market
quieted down considerably. Under con
tinued profit-taking the price of May
corn sold off to 56%c The wheat mar
ket also lost much of its bullishness.
Pinal quotations on May wheat were at
$1.01, a net advance for the day. of
8c. May corn closed at 56%c, a gain
STJILPHITE PLANT BUBNS
Estimated Loss of $120,000 to Appleton,
Wis., Paper Ooncern.
Appleton, "Wis., May 23.Tho sulpMte'
plant of Riverside Fiber & Paper com
pany was destroyed by Are
insurance is $100,000. The loss1
sibly 20 per cent more.
Huge Gras Thievery Is Text of
Philadelphia's Mayor on Whom All
Hopes of Defeating Bit *a
Steal Now Hang.
New York Sun Special Service.
Philadelphia, May 22.From more
than two-score pulpits the gas steal was
vigorously denounced yesterday. In
fifteen wards informal meetings were
held looking to the formation of ward
executive committees to co-operate with
Mayor eWaver if he shall finally de
cide to lead a good faith movement
against the Durham-McNiohol organi
The woman of nine Baptist church
organizations today addressed a peti
tion to the wife of Mayor Weaver, who
is a very active church worker, asking
her to use her influence with the mayor
to the end that he wil take drastic
meaBurer to preventgthle consummation
of the gas steal. There are 22,000
women property owners in Philadelphia
and a plabodo organize them into an ag-
EOGH FREE AGAIN
TRIALNO. 3 JULY 6
Alleged Slayer of Dr. Gebhardt Is
Admitted to Bail by Judge
practioe of dentistry,
Based Upon Affidavit.
was based upon the records of the two
on the general health of Dr. Koch, the
Weiser, both of New Ulm, and were,
would be injurious to him.
A. E. Clark of Mankato moved for
the release of Dr bail, con
tending that i'iffiBSSfc
ONIGHT AND TtTESDAT.
Another Great Detective Story
Will Appear in Wednesday's
16 PAGES-FIVE O'CLOCK.
STRIKE TIES DP I
Employment of 100,000 Men
Hangs on the Peace Parley
TROOPS TO BE USED
IF PEACE PLAN FAILS
Extension of Strike Begins Early
and Hits- the Wood In
NEW PEACE PAULEY
IN CHICAGO STRIKE
Speatal to Tne- Journal. iployers with the exception of that which
Mankato, Minn., May 22.Dr. George
counsel for state,
June, which will be the first Tuesday paralysis. Only 800 teamsters are em-
in that month. The third trial will be- ployed by lumber firms, but so close are
i July 6, at the windnp of the calen- the relations between them and several
for that term.
ther unions of men engaged in hauling
Dr. Koch was in excellent spirits'0building material that the walkout of
when released. He returned to New ^e i
Ulm immediately and will resume his doubtless to strikeit iwas nearly ever
department of the building industry.
Indirectly dependent upon the build-
The application for release on bail
trials and upon affidavits of two phy- tories and on construction work,
sicians as to the effect of imprisonment
defendant. These affidavits were made building construction work generally at
by Dr. J. L. fchoch and Dr. D. B.
rn effect, that continued incarceration
should be admitted to bail. He cited
many supreme court decisions and con
tended that Dr. Koch had never shown
a disposition to attempt to escape.
impressed policy K"
other state not to allow a person at employ
large where it is known that he is n16*1*-
sumption is great. Where the proof
is evident, bail will be refused every
time. The policy of the law is that
where a man is guilty of committing
a deliberate murder, it is not safe to
allow him to run at large, and he is
refused bail for this reason, and not
merely to secure his presence
trial. Tl'ts discretion of the
the presumption of guillt almosti ove_
whelming. The whole matter, he said,
resolved itself into a question what the
court itself thought about the evidence.
He himself thought that a strong pre
sumption of guilt had been raised, and
if the court so believed it mattered
not if there had been one or two mis
Buling by the Court.
In making his decision Judge Crny
said that the provision of law about
the presumption of guilt being great
was* intended to cover cases where no
evidence has yet been taken, and he
did not think this particular feature
confronted the court in this ease.
"The thing to be considered," he
said, "was whether the proof was evi
dent. Would the court have allowed
the verdict to stand had the jury re
turned a verdict of guilty? This is a
crueial test established by many courts,
but it seems improper to pass upon this
now. I prefer to consider the history
of the case, written and unwritten, in
determining the application.
In border-line cases like this, I
think it best to err on the side of the
defendant. In view of thei fact that two
juries have disagreed and that there
was general consideration of the case,
I will allow the defendant to give
Chicago, May 22.Following a
spread of the teamsters' strike to
day to the lumber drivers, an at
tempt to resume peace negotiations i
formed the chief developments to- 1
day in the long-drawn-out labor
President Shea and A. J. Beed
secretary of the Teamsters' Die- i
trict council, met Levy Mayer, em
ployers' legal representative, and
sought to revive the peace negotia
tions that were given a setback
by the teamsters' joint council Sat
urday night. Robert T. Thome of
Montgomery Ward & Oo. joined
the conference, and representatives
of the seven express companies
were expected to enter it later.
In the presence of the strikers*
representatives Mr. Mayer this
afternoon said that his conference
with Shea and Reed had resulted
in a-decision that a new committee
of five members of the teamsters*
joint council, to be increased to
seven by the addition of Shea and
Reed, would meet Mr. Mayer at i
the Auditorium Annex tonight.
Mayer would not say whether any
new proposition had been consid
ered. Mr. Reed said:
I think the prospect for peace
is very good."
Chicago. May 22.Spreading of the-:--Tl
teamsters' strike began promptly todayV/
Thirty-six teamsters employed by thV^-/-^
Bittenhouse & Embree company, lumbeii
dealers, and seventy by the EdwardC
Eines Lumber company were the first- ft*.
to be forced into the struggle followinR
the refusal of the teamsters' joint coantj
cil to indorse the settlement provision-
ally arranged with the employers by
President O. P. Shea of the teamsters':
Decision to Extend Strike.
The decision to continue the strike
was reached Saturday night by the
teamsters' joint council. The council
met to hear the report of the negotia
tions that had been in progress with
|the employers thruout
agreed to all the stipulationsday.theTheyfeth em
declared that, the drivers' of the ex-
E. Koch, twice tried for tha'murder .press companies should not be taken
Of Dr. Louis A. ,Gebhardt, was ^iven .back.
his freedom again this morning., 1, This was the rock upon which the
The application to admit the pris- peace program was wrecked. After se^-
Oner to bail was '^granted by Judge eral hours of debate it was decided
Cray despite the protests of General that the teamsters' union, could not
.the _. .the
Th amount i $20,000 and the bonds- fight, but mus. them. It was
men are E. G. Koch, the defendant's decided to call off all negotiations
father W. E. Koch, his brother, and
Charles Wagner, J. H. Eckstein, Dr.
lb. A. PTitsche and Henry Frenzel, all
of New Ulm.
The bond was approved and the de
-was today apparently facing
+n at! employers in negotiation.s for a eettle.-*^
guilty of a capital offense. The Eittenhouse & Embrw Lnmber
"Our constitution," he said, ''has company was next to fel the spread of
two provisions. First, where the proof Ithe strike, when thirty teamsters quit,
is evident, and, second, where the pre- The
grant bail ends where the proof is (for refusing to deliver
clear or the presumption great." !firms.. Orders by the union for others!^
General Childs cited many cases in to quit where discharges had been madejs**
point, and contended that in the pres-, followed quickly. As an immediate re-^1
ent matter the proof was strong and suit, the yards of two big companiesjgl
to lead lone
prepare for a further struggle.
Effect on Building Industry.
Thru the threatened spread of the
strike to all lumber dealers, every
endant instructed to appear in court I branch of the building industry in Chi-
on the first day of the general term in
ing material teamsters, it was esti
ma ted today, hung the employment of
rly 100,000 men in yards, mills, fae-
strikeos i a affectthought the wood industrie wou
ft however, the walkout should
lumberyards of Chi-
cago Would be tied up.
The planing mills, the sash and door
"he Ijr^sinTSJwn als(
Teamsters Quit Work.
Action by the teamsters today was
decisive. In a few moments the first
forty recruits to the strike had been in-
people of this and all Dealers' association, pominent among
an orde to deliver mate-
ria tcause firms by the teamster
in the course of the long hostilities grow
ing out of the strike of a small number
of garmentworkers months ago. _.
Employers Acted First.
In the first strikes today the initiative
was taken by the employers. ^Members
cour to the teamsters' union were discharged 3
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wern completely up..
Edward Hines of the lumbermen's as-K&
sociation declared that every lumber:^
yard in the city would, before long.^Sl
be without drivers. km
It means complete stagnation o%||
business at a time when building opera-J5S
tions in Chicago are booming to a M
greater extent than has been knowtf*-'^
since 1892," said Mr. Hines. "The
supply of lumber on hand will not last,
the building contractors more than for
ty-eight hours. The factories which de-#
pend upon boxes for shipping will be
crippled, because they will be without
If this occurs,'' he said,'' the stock
yards packing industries will be espe
cially disturbed, for they must have
boxes there to ao the shipping."
An incendiary fire at the yards of the
Eittenhaus & Embree Lumber company
is suspected by that firm to have a
connection with the strike. Fire was
discovered last night in three places
in the yards, and before the flames were
extinguished $6,000 worth of maple
flooring had been destroyed. Arrests
As the day advanced^ the strike grad
ually spread. Twenty-five teamsters em
ployed by the T. Wilce Lumber com
pany struck. The men had been ordered
to make the deliveries which the team-
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