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THE DAY BOOK
500 SO. PEORIA ST. '
398
TEL. MONROE 355
Vol. 1, No.-204 Chicago, Wednesday, May 22r 1912 One Cent,
UNION FREIGHT HANDLERS OF U. S. STRIKE
Ration-wide Affair Involves
Near ".20,000 Men
Teamsters May fol
low Suit.
Every union freight handler in
the United States was called out
on strike at noon today. Between
15,000 and 20,000 men are af
fected. Only waiting the call of the
freight handlers, the union team
sters of Chicago have declared
their -willingness Jto s'trike and ef
fectually tie up all traffic in the
freight warehouses.
The nation-wide strike of the
freight handlers was called to
force the 24 railroads entering
Chicago" to grant the demands of
members of the local union for in
creased wages and better work
ing conditions.
It was threatened, last week
when the - rialroads refused to
treat with ttie'men on tjyo arbitra
tion prcJpbsjtions that were ad
vanced, declaring that Jhey were
not affected by the strike. It is
believed thdti ther general walkout
will force them to recognize the
union and enter into negotiations
with them. , ,
So far there has been no vio
lence jn thq Strike- atvbquiet $a$
reigned jn the vicinity of the sev
eralv local 'freigh thouses. Four
hundred' policemen were detailed
to strike duty at the strike's in
ception, but have nobmade a sin-,
gle Arrest. -
Should the teamsters strike, as
they .have threatened to do, the
railroads will be in desperate
straits; ,
President. Flannery of the
freight handlers gave out a State
HOW THE, MISSISSIPPI
rFLOOD STANDS
Baton Rouge, La.vMay 22.
Following is a statement of con-,
ditions in country-devastated by
Mississippi 'flood i
Mellville Under, seven feet of
'water. House's swept away. Res
idents fleeing
Franklin Famous Bayou
Teche, scene of Longfellow's
Evangeline, overflowing, and
spreadjtagvdisaster in this section.
Beula, Miss. Area with popu
lation of 40,000, under water,
from-break here? Panther For
est, Alsatia and Salem crevasses
now" one mile wide. Mississippi
Jhas, changed course here.,
Plauchevillfc Town flooded.
Residents fleeing. Sisters and
students of St. Joseph school
forced to take to skiffe,
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