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then that if a new union were
formed in Chicago under the aus
pices of the international, he,
Straube, would see to it that a
new international were formed,
the chief feature of which would
be the absence of James J. Freel
as an officer.
Straube then made,a trip across
the entire country, visiting local
unions, telling them the true sit
uation in Chicago, and getting
This action has so frightened
Freel that he has made no at'
tempt to carry out his czar-like
order for the formation of a new
union ; nor is Freel likely to do so.
"UNCLE JIM" RETIRES
St Paul, July 1. James J,
Hill's retirement as chairman of
the, board of directors of the
Great Northern railroad became
official today. His son, L. W,
Hill, takes his place.
This marks the end of 33 years
of railroading in the , Northwest
by "Uncle Jim" Hill, dating back
to his purchase of the St. Paul
& Pacific railroad, in 79.
It is reported that Hill has not
been well for months, "but he stilt
is going to stay on the board of
directors, and probably will have;
a big-finger in the pie of directing
Both father and son at present,
are in Labrador on a fishing trip,'
ATTACKS T. R. AND TAFT
Washington, July 1. Senator
Works, of California, today made
an attack upon both President
Taft and ex-President Roosevelt
from the floor of the senate this
Works, who is a Republican, de
nounced the Chicago convention,
and declared that Taft had secur
ed the renomination by fraudu
lent and illegal means.
"I cannot support the president,"
Works also said he did not
favor a new party, and praised the
work of William Jennings Bryan,
at Baltimore, saying it was in the
interest of "civic righteousness."
AGAIN TAKES HEART.
The locked out and striking
newspaper unions gained new
heart today with the return of L.
P. Straube, president of the local
Straube went to San Francisco
as delegate to the stereotypers'
convention, there to carry his
fight against James J. Freel, in
ternational president of the
union, to the floor of the conven
tion. Freel had revoked the charter
of the local union, because it had
refused to work alongside scab
pressrnen. Freel did this after a
conference with the trust publish
ers. On the floor of the convention
Freel defeated Straube with his
own vote as presiding officer. He
then ordered that a new union
be organized in Chicago.
Straube announced to Freel
"Pardon me for bowing to that
shabby old image, but I feel ob-r
liged to do it." s
"Who was he?" I
"He is -the head of our firm",
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