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ed to recognize the credentials
committee's -order to seat, and
kept the delegates out.
Then the fight went to the
executive committee, which Freel
thought he controlled. There
were long and bitter hours spent
behind closed doors by the execu
Freel sa whe was losing, and
began to pour money into the
But the money did no good.
When the fight reached the floor
of the convention, with both the
credentials and the executive
committees behind it, there was
nothing to it.
Freel, the man who sold him
self and a union t othe Chicago
publishers, hardly had a vote to
L. P. Straube, president of the
Chicago local, who defied Freel
when the international president
sold out to the publishers and or
dered a return to wotk probably
will be the next international
BUILDING TRADES STRIKE
Los Angeles, June 14. Strike
of building trades unions called
at noon yesterday to force recog
nition of union card has tied up
the entire building industry of the
"Only employers who hire
union men and recognize them as
union men will escape the strike.
The open shop has been in exist
ence long enough in Los Ange
les." Secretary Mooney of the
Building Trades Council.
There are 2,500 men out now.
VILLAGES WIPED' OUT.
Seward, Alaska, June 14. A
fresh eruption of the Katamai vol
cano started early today, accom
panied by explosions that could
be heard for miles. It is believed
certain that all the villages at the
base of Katamai mountain are de
stroyed and that there has been
considerable loss of life.
North Kodiak and nearby isl
ands are covered with ashes forty
MURDER ATTEMPT FAILS
Crawling into the window of
room occupied by Miss Bernice
Douthit, 25, 3626 S. 5th avenue,
early today, Thomas M. Payne,
25, 2713 Indiana avenue, a jilted
lover, attempted to murder his
The girl was awakened by the
man at her window and screamed.
He fired at her and missed. He
grabbed her by the throat. A
terrific struggle followed in the
darkened room. The gripping
fingers of the man throttled Miss
Douthit into unconsciousness.
She fell back upon the bed. Four
times Payne fired at her.
Miraculously, every shot failed
to find its mark., They imbedded
themselves in the girl's pillow.
Payne thought she was dead. He
turned the revolver upon himself
and fired the last bullet into his
When other roomers burst into
the room the girl was lying on
the bed. Payne was face down
ward on the floor. The girl's'facer
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