conference board and its decision
shall be final and binding upon all
parties to this agreement."
The executive council of the Hod
Carriers and Building Trades Labor
ers last night voted -to reject the
Of the 22 local unions in the Paint
ers' District council 15 have voted to
reject the agreement About 30,000
workmen are now on record against
Business Agent A. C. Anderson of
Local 194 said: "The vote in our local
last night was unanimous. I don't
believe a single local where the rank
and file of the members are alive to
what's going on will say 'yes' to this
Sec'y J. J. Conroy of, the Building
Trades Council was asked if any
unions had yet reported to him that
the membership had voted for the
agreement. He said:
"No reports have come in yet. I
know that my organization, the tile
layers, will vote for it. We have had
a clause in our contract for many
years providing for a secret ballot at
"The secret ballot Is an advantage
to ,the men because an employer
sometimes wants to help the union by
voting for the union while sitting on
an arbitration board. If the ballot is
secret the employer then has a
chance to help us by voting for us."
Lansing, Mich. 99 fatal accidents
in Michigan during October, Novem
ber and December, according to quar
terly report of industrial accident
Washington. Postoffice and fed
eral buildings bills carrying $5,500,-
000 postponed by House public build
ing committee until next session of
New York. John Smith arrested
posing at Hotel Biltmore as John D.
Ruggles. sec'y Nat. Bank. California.
Pittsburgh. Hans Wagner, de
luxe ball player, will be judge of a
rooster crowing contest tonight at
Carnegie poultry show.
Hoboken, N. J. Evidence that she
smoked cigarettes, caused a jury to
disagree in Miss Sophie Hug's $25,
000 suit for breach of promis against
New York. Bernard Fitzpatrick,
canal boat captain, saved his life
when he fell into East river by tying
himself to his barge with his coat
Rescued after two hours in icy water.
New York, Miss Billie Burke, the
actress, who, in private life is Mrs.
Florence Ziegfeld, Jr., is resting eas
ily today after an operation last night
for stomach trouble.
Vienna. Order of Hungarian gov
ernment places embargo on exporta
tion of grain from the country.
"MOTHER" JONES SEES RECORD "
BUNCH OF SCANDAL CATS
New York, Feb. 4. "Mother" Jones
veteran labor agitator, has Investi
gated New York's fashionable Col
ony club, at Madison av. and 30th st
She went there last night at the in
vitation of Mrs. J. Borden Harriman,
member of the federal commission on
industrial relations. Today she was
bubbling over with her experiences.
"I saw the biggest bunch of women
parasites and scandal cats ever got
ten together under one roof," she
said. "Five hundred dollar hats, won
derfully feathered, adorned empty
heads of women who know nothing
of how the other half lives. Their
fingers were encircled with jewels
worth a king's ransom. And not a
single one of these parasites knew
anything useful. They were orna
mental dolls mannikins who walked
and talked but said nothing.
"And outside there" were men shov
eling snow, their hands bare and their
clothing thin. Yet there was not the
slightest sympathy expressed any
where for these men.
"I got out as fast as I could. The
smell of the perfume sickened and
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