P. &398 'TEL. MONROE 353-
500 SO. PEORIA ST.
Vol. J, No. 90 Chicago, Wednesday, Jap. 10, 1912 One Cent
ILLINOIS CENTRAL FIRfiMEN THREATEN TO
JOIN SHOPMEN ON STRIKE
Claim Road Is Mistreating MenMcCbmb City., Miss.
Center of Shopmen's Strike, Placed Under Martial
LawKeport No Union Men Returning to Work.
Dissatisfaction among the fire
men ' on the Illinois Central rail
road threatens to further embar
rass- the railway, already said' to
be m difficulty because of the al
leged demoralized condition of its
rolling s'tock and motive power
as- "a result of the shopmen's
According to information in
the hands of W. F. Kramer, gen
eral secretary qf the Black
smith's union, when engines from
the Burnside shops become
''dead," the present custom is to
remove the crew and place the
engineer on another engine as
.firemen; In this way two fire
men are eliminated, instead of
laying off the crew of the dead
Reports of similar conditions
are comirigin to strike headquar
ters fromkother points on the Illi
Firemen are becoming angered
at being laid off in such summary
manner, 'and the matter will
probably be brought before the
mer said, that a " jurisdictional
fight between the firemen and the
engineers was improbable as en
tire blame was olaced on the-T. C.
McComb City, Miss., one of
the centers of the shopmen's
strike, 'where state troops have
been on guard s'incejthe strike be-1
gan; was today, under martial'
law on orders from Gov. Noel. It '
is understood the' governor's ac-r
tion was- based on' representation '
to him that strikers who desired
to return to work vere being in-'
At strike headquarters it was
said that the latter report was
groundless. Labor, leaders de-'
clared that they were more
strongly entrenched at McComb
City than at any other point, and"'
there were no union men return-'
ihg to work.
LATE WIRE NEWS
The armour Packing company
of Fargo, N. D., started today to
fight against a suit brought up
against the company by Pure.
l. U officials, and a cunerent ar- I , . . r .' , f .
rangement demanded.. Mr. Kra- l;Food Commissioner Ladd, charg-,
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