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NEW YORK HIT BY STREET CAR
STRIKE CITY WALKS
,New York, Aug. 5. Incipient riot
ing marked opening today of the
latest development in the biggest
street car strike in history of Amer
ica's greatest city.
Walkouts by men of the New
i), York Railways Co. and the New
York and Queens county lines which
began shortly before midnight
brought total number of companies
affected up to six in Yonkers., West
chester, Flushing, White Plains, the
Bronx and Manhattan. Ten and a
half million passengers ride on these'
lines daily. Nearly 7,000 motormen
and conductors out of a total of near?
ly 15,000 have struck.
Spread to Staten Island was ex
pected hourly. When mehn Jines
there go out, and it is believed in
evitable that they will, strike, will
have been carried to every surface
line in- Greater New York.
Charges and counter charges of
hiring thugs and of responsibility for
inciting of violence flung back and
forth between company and union
At noon today the number of cars
in operation on all lines in Manhat
tan had materially decreased. Of
ficials of the railways said this, was
due to lack of police protection. They
maintain that strikebreakers have
been mobbed and intimidated until it
has been necessary for them to stop
the operation of cars in many sec
tions of the city.
STRIKE THREATENS PHILLY
Philadelphia, Aug. 5. Officials of
the Philadelphia Rapid Transit Co.
were today given 30 hours in which
to grant higher pay and recognition
of the union or assume responsibility
for a strike on all lines. Should Thos.
E. Mitten, president of the company,
to whom the message was delivered,
grant the union officials an interview
they will extend the time of decision.
Mitten has consistently refused even
to talk to union men, on the grounds
T that the company recognizes no such
MEN WHO PHONED MRS. PHIPPS
SHAKE IN THEIR BOOTS
A dozen men who called up Mrs.
Violet Phipps on the phone last night
are quaking in their shoes today.
They did not know that when they
made appointments with Mrs. Phipps
they were talking to police detec
The juvenile court, searching for
Mrs. Phipps, sent the police to her
home, 3211 Calumet av., last night
The police broke into Mrs. Phipps'
rooms, hut found no one there. They
stayed and answered all telephone
calls. They say a dozen men and
eight women called.
The police simulated the voices "of
women and say they made dates with
the men, securing the names of the
callers. They say a half dozen prom
inent Chicago names are included in
the list of those who called.
Mrs. Phipps is the divorced wife
of Harry Bonnell Phipps, Pittsburgh
millionaire, who has long been try
ing to get the daughter. It is re
ported that the divorced man's fam
ily was willing to give $100,000 to
get the daughter.
Ass't Stated Att'y H. R. E. Hogan,
who is handling the case, says the
desire of the father for possession of
his child has nothing to do with the
state's prosecution. The child is be
ing held at the juvenile detention
'home. Mrs. Phipps Is charged with
contributing to the moral delink
quency of her child.
CUT SHIP IN TWO; WITH GAS
The freighter George E. Warren
of Boston, which has been in dry
dock in Erie basin, has been cut in
two amidships in order to add fifty
feet to her' length. Years ago it was1
a tedious job to saw through the
steel plates of a ship, but with the
modern method of using gas jets the
engineers cut the hull as though
made of paper.