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when a man was killed and property
was burned and looted. That ex
plains why East Youngstown went
suddenly mad to such anextent that
the Ohio state militia had to be called
j Many personal and phone calls
have come into The Day Book for the
real cause of all the trouble down
there in the steel district. The claim
was made that the real blame was
just resting on the fence and had not
really been placed. (
A committee on industrial relations
,came through today from Washing
ton with a report that places the
blame as shown in the first para
graph. "Low wages and excessive
hours of labor so brutalized the for
eigners employed in the steel plants
of East Youngstown that the recent
rioting and wholesale destruction of
property was but the natural ending
of an intolerable situation, says the
The revolt in Ohio, said George P.
West, author of .the committee re
port, so alarmed the United States
Steel Corporation that as a direct re
sult Judge Gary immediately ordered
a 10 per cent increase of the 230,000
employes of his corporation, so as to
prevent the strike from spreading.
Guards of the Youngstown Sheet
& Tube Co. are charged in the report
with being hasty in opening fire on
the crowd of strikers around the
gates of the company bridge.
The steel industry of the country
is scored for its opposition to unions.
"So long as the steel employers
could maintain, with the aid of char
ity, two men for every Job, discon
tent was smothered," said the report.
Forty-one per cent of all deaths in
Youngstown during 1913 were of
children under five years.
Washington, Jan. 18. An admis
sion that the Bethlehem armor
works had sold armor plate to Rus
sia cheaper than to the United States
was made by the senate naval affairs I
committee today by President E. C.
In explanation, Grace swore his
company had dumped armor in Rus
sia solely to open a new field qf sale.
Grace said his company, from 1887
to the Wilson administration, had
been assured yearly that the various
presidents wished the industry de-
veloped. On this he based his argu
ment that the Tillman measure look
ing toward a government plant was
Asked for proofs of the govern
mental requests he said the letters
had been destroyed in the recent fire.
WANT AD IN NEWS COST MRS.
BECKER $200 IN COURT
Mrs. Mary Becker's want ad in the
Daily News drew her a $200 fine in
morals court last night Ulysses
Smith, bartender at hersaloon, 3776
W. Grand av., was fined $100.
Mrs. Becker and her bartender got
in trouble when Capt. Meagher no
ticed a fishy-looking want ad in the
Daily News and sent a policewoman
to investigate. The policewoman re
ported that the ad, which was for a
housekeeper, lead her to Mrs. Beck
er's Hat over her saloon. There, ac
cording to Policewoman Anna
Schumann, she was told that the po
sition was that of selling her soul in
the saloon below. The proposition
was that -she should solicit "men in
the saloon and take them to a room
above. She was to get her room and
board and half of the money she
could earn from the men.
Capt Meagher regularly jeads over
the want ads in the newspapers to A
see if there are any "queer" ones.
Had he not noticed this one in the
Daily News the other day there is no
telling what would have happened to
innocent girls who might have an
swered it, riot'knowing what sort of
a place they were entering.
A. H. White, 45, Stevens Point,
Wis., frozen to death. Body found
in truck in vacant lot, 839 S. State,