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matter rather than have all such un
important matter worked at night at
the expense of the health of the men
and at a time when every inch of
room is needed, yet the stubborn
Scot, Mr. Campbell, refuses to heed
the suggestion. So it is with other
"Certainly -if Senator Lewis and
the Democratic administration were
anxious to displace Mr. Campbell
they can readily get the evidence of
his inefficiency that the men inside
dare not give as long as newspaper
statements are printed that Mr.
Campbell is to be allowed to remain.
The new postmaster general and
'Senator Lewis would make for an im
proved postal service in Chicago by
demanding his resignation imme
diately. "As chief state factory inspector I
would close the postoffice building
immediately if I had jurisdiction of
federal "buildings. It is beyond a
doubt the most insanitary building
in the loop and a menace to the
healtE of the employes and the public."
PILOT RULE CAUSES DEATH OF
MAN ON LINER
New York, Sept. 22. The life of
Peter Wolf, third engineer of liner
Berlin, was sacrificed to the red tape
of the Pilots' Association, which pro
vides that the pilot who takes a ship
out of harbor cannot (ake it back.
Just as the Berlin was discharging
her pilot off Ambrose Light an explo
sion in the boiler room scalded Wolf
and Fourth Engineer Kleinschmidt.
The pilot refused' to take the ship
V - back and it, was necessary to wait an
jrrhour to get another pilot. When the
f men were finally Janded at Quaran
tine Island and taken to the hospital,
Wolf was beyond hope and soon died.
Kleinschmidt probably will not re
cover. Doctors said if the Berlin
could have returned to Quarantine
Island without delay both lives might
have" been saved,
THE RAILROAD TELEGRAPHERS
. SCORE A VICTORY
The Order 'of Railroad Telegra
phers scored a pronounced victory in
the settlement of their dispute with
the Southern Pacific. '
Fifth Vice President E. J. Manion
bandied the negotiations for the men.
Today the telegraphers are loud in
their praise of Manion on account of
the many concessions granted the
They have secured an increase of
10 per cent in wages, amounting to
approximately $110,000 a year. The
agreement is already in effect. ,
Eight hours will constitute a days
work where three or' more men are
employed and 10 hours will be a day's
work where two or less are employed.
The running of pumps, always an
objectionable feature, has been re-,
In place of 50 cents for hour out
side of regular time, the telegraphers
will get 75 cents.
Telegraphers will get 1 cent a mile
for deadheading trains.
THROWS BABY FROM WINDOW,
Philadelphia, Sept. 22. Lizzie Pre
ole, a 19-year-old factory girl, crazed
by fear of disgrace after giving birth
to a child, wrapped the infant in her
apron and hurled it from a fourth
story window to the ground. Passers
by picked up the bundle and found
the child still alive. The girl was
cruched in an old closet of the. fac
tory and rushed to the hospital,
where she is in a critical condition.'.
OPIUM SMUGGLER'S LATEST "
San Francisco, Cal., Sept. 22.
Custom officials have discovered thati
much opium has probably been,
smuggled into San Francisco in-brass
boxes neatly set into the heels of'
shoes. Six pairs of these heelsTvefe,
found in afsecret panel in the dinhig
room of the liner Chiyo Mara recent,-.,
ly. Thevfalse heels holds two taels p
opium, valued at $25. t