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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 23, 1912, Image 1

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THE DAY BOOK?
5Q0 SO, PEORIA ST. j398 TEL. MONROE 353
Vol. 1, No. 2Q5 Chicago, Thursday, May 23, 1912 One Cent
GREAT BRITAIN UF AGAINST SERIOUS LABOR'
SITUATION ONE THOUSAND MEN WALK OUT
Teamsters, Dock Workers and Freight Handlers in General Strike
ThatAWill Effect Every. United Kingdom Pqrt London,
Liverpool and Glasgow Facing Famine. .
London, May 23.- - Great
Britain today is, facing the most
serious' labor situation in its his
tory; and one beside which the re
cent strike of the coal miners
pales into insignificance.
The executive committee of the
U.S. TRANSPORT ORDERED United Transport Workers this
TO CUBA
Washington, May 23. The
United States transport Prairie
has been ordered to leave Phila
delphia tonight with 500 marines
aboard and proceed to'Guanta
namo to protect American inter
ests endangered by the present
serious negro revolution in Cuba.
The gunboats' Paducah- and Nash
ville are already at Guantariamo,
the central pbintIn the unsettled
district.
Two jthousancl "negroes are in
revolt,' pillaging and burning
houses In the. Guantanam6 dis
trict. ACuban-gunboat and a reg
iment of infantry have been sent
to suppress thefm. r
JMany t Cubans openly declare
that the uprising- is for thet ex
press purpose of provoking inter
vention by the United States and
is being fomented by interests
that desire the establishment of
an American protectorate. - -.
afternoon called a general strike
of all the teamsters, dock work
ers.and freight handlers in Great
Britain.
Before nightfall, 70,000 men
had walked out in London alone
In Liverpool Glasgow and
Southampton, 30,000 men had
be'en called out by their local
unions.
While the transport workers
Lwere taking this action, the exe
cutive committee of the Coal
Miners' Federation was in ses
sion, 'considering what'action the
miners should take should the
government refuse to amend the
minimum scale law.
The strike of the transport
workers will affect every port in
the United Kingdom. Cities like
London, Liverpool and Glasgow,
which are dependent upon water
commerce for food, are facing a
famine. - -
-The strike, was railed because

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