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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 13, 1915, NOON EDITION, Image 12

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FACE FROM THE "FATHERLAND''
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King Frederick August III. of Sax
ony, who is active on the battlefield
as well as in the kaiser's councils of
WESTERN UNION HAS SPJES, IS
TESTIMONY
Special agents to spot union men
are at work all over the Western
Union Telegraph Co. system, Presi
dent Newcomb Carlton stated to the
U. S. industrial relations commission
Only under the pressure of close
questioning by Chairman Walsh and'
Commissioner Garretson did Carle
ton admit these special agents make
reports and the company discharges
union men so reported. He didn't
know what salaries they get, nor ex
pens accounts.
"Who controls th special agents?"
Carlton was asked.
"I don't like those fellows and I
don't know much about them," he
answered while laughter swept the
room.
- He said he didn't know anything
definite about the threat of the com
pany in 1908 to fake away the leased
wires of the United Press- unless the ,
U. P. broke 'its contract with the tel
egraphers' union.
"As a matter of history, are not
you, the president of the company,
familiar with that matter?" Walsh
asked.
"I could not say anything about
that. I must refer you to Mr. Belvi
dere Brooks, our vice president," was
the reply.
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CARPENTERS SIGN UP WITH
MANY FIRMS
Fifty firms have been signed up by
the carpenters in preparation for the
strike which seems inevitable at the
end of this week. They are divided
among office fixture makers, sash and
door manufacturers and' milling con
cerns. They have agreed to pay 44
cents an hour, an increase of 3 cents
during the first year, and have set
Sy2 hours as a day's work.
During the second year of the con
tract the firms are signing the rate is
to be 48 cents an hour, and an eight
hour day. The third year will pay
the men 50 cents an hour.
Several-thousand carpenters will
be at work by the end of the week,
when the strike is expected, and they
will be placed under union pay and
conditions. Some of the larger firms
which have signed up with the union
are: The Aetna Cabinet Co., Acme
Cabinet Co., G. J. Helium Co. and the
West Side Sash & Door Co.
Secretary Galvin of the carpenters
could see little chance for peace.
"We have presented our demands
to the employers and have made our
stand firm for the separate agree
ment If we must fight we shall be
found ready. Unless our requests
are met we shall call out our men on
Friday morning."
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Washington. Owing to increased
seriousness of civil troubles in Santo'
Domingo, American 'Minister Sullivan
has asked for another warship.
New York. Eben Plympton, 60,
well-known actor, dead of pneu
monia. "
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