HEN IDLE IN LONDON AS
. POOD FREIGHT ROT&
-London, May 24. London is
like-aaveyard today. -
The 100,000 men who last night
obeyed the strike order of the
United Transport Workers have
tied up the city completely.
"There are thousands' of idle
men at each street corner, and
there are thousands of tons of
perishable freight and food stuffs
rotting irf the cars, in the cargo
hplds and on the wharves.
iNot"all the men are out "yet.
The executive committee of the
Transport Workers agreed to
permit a number of the- men to
work'ifor a few days in order to
prevent accidents. But the ranks
of the strikers are growing hour-
There has not reen a single
case of disorder. The docks, the
railroad yards , and the freight
depots are picketed most thor
oughly, but no violence is being
used. - '
Employers, are finding it utter
ly impossible to get competent
strike-breakers owing to the thor
SirfEd;ward Clark, represent
ing the. Board of Trade, today
opened an inquiry into the strike,
summoning before him both rep
resentatives of the master lighter
men" and the unions.
.General strike, order is .being
held oer the heads of employers,
It is written and signed and ready
for th.e wire, - It will be put- on
the, wire, and cause a suspension
of, all traffic in Great Britain, and
a famine in every large city, un
less the employers show that the)
are willing to listen to the de
mandof the men. ?
There is only one hope of set
tlement, and that is the reinstate
ment of the union men discharg
ed by the employers for partidipa;
tion in the great federation move
ment. The trade unions of Great Brit
ain, having discovered the prin
ciple of union federation and its,
effectiveness, are going to hangi
on to it.
EXPECT FLOOD CREST
Saginaw, Mich., May 24. The,
crest of tbe flood which has de-y
vastated this country during the
last week is expected some time
There, has been no railroad traf-y
fie south or northwest from thisj
city in three days. The damage
to crops is estimated a,t one mil-.
lion dollars. -
Bert Ross was drowned a
Midland, when boat in which hisj;
father, brother and himself were,
trying to cross the river, over-j
turned. George Dashner, of La-
Porte, was drowned while trying
to swim Swan Creek. Fayette-Sooper-was
drowned in Maple,
river at St. John's, when iie felt
from a launch.
' o o
Submarine Tuna ashore on
Great "Egg bar. Just like our,
durned hens; wants to set.'
Congenial company is where,
everybody is safe in keeping stilt
as often.a he has nothing to say.
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