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N. Y. UNION MEN REFUSE TO
. SURRENDER RIGHTS
' New York, Sept. 22. New York's
labor troubles- reached their most
critical stage today. Before nightfall
there will be a break one way or the
Mayor Mitchell says he will call
out militia in event of a general
strike in sympathy with striking
street railway men, while labor lead
ers went into executive session final
ly to consider whether 800,000 or
ganized workers shall strike.
Mayor Mitchell calls sympathetic
strikes "grossly violative ol laws,"
while Sam'l Gompers, A. F. of L.
president, says this is a fight of or
ganized labor against powerful in
terests that will go to any lengths to
break the power of labor.
Ten persons were seriously in
jured today when a taxicab in which
they were being carried to work be
cause of the street car strike collided
with a coal truck on Av. A and 20th
st. and was demolished.
This accident growing out of the
labor troubles which rapidly became
more' critical today increased the
number of injured in smash-ups re
sulting from the strike to nearly 100.
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VILLA KILLS ENGLISHMEN
Galveston, Tex., Sept 22. Two
British subjects and 36 out of 38
Carranza soldiers were killed when
Villistas raided an oil camp near
Tuxpam, pept. 16, according to of
ficers of "the tank steamer Topile,
which arrived here today. The at
'tack was made in conjunction 'with
the raid on Chihuahua City.
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T. R. AND TAFT BURY HATCHET
New York, Sept. 22. Col. Theo.
Roosetelt and former Pres. Taft will
meet at Union league club, Oct. 3,
and shake hands for first time since
1912 Chicago convention when
Teddy was steam-rollered out of the
presidential nomination. Elihu Hoot,
who was engineer on roller, will be
at the meeting.
CONCERNING THAT RUMORED
STRIKE AT FIELD'S
In an effort to determine the truth
of a reported strike of wagon boys
in the Marshall Field & Co. barns a
week ago, a reporter for The Day
Book questioned officials of the store
President Shedd of the Field Co.
was "not in," but his secretary ad
mitted there had been some trouble.
She said she didn't know what it
was, but she had heard some one
talking about it a week ago.
The wagon boss for Marshall
Field's made the following ahswer
in response to questions:
"Yes, there was some trouble, but
no strike and no violence. I won't
tell you any more. We had a little
trouble with our boys. Yes, it was
about wages. We gave them what
they asked and they went back tc
work. It lasted an hour. I don't want
to talk about it"
At the Central Detapil police sta
tion it was officially stated that no
police were sent to Marshall Field &
Co. barns recently and no disorder
Marshall Field & Co. hired enough
Mooney & Boland detectives to han
dle any wagon boys who may get
boisterous in an effort to strike for
LADIES PEEVED HIGGINS GOES
Barney Higgins, chief petty officer
at Great Lakes naval training station,
went on trial Thursday before court
martial "on charges growing out of
his famous speech at Lake Geneva
"Rookettes" camp breaking up party
Higgins as chief quartermaster at
the- woman's encampment aroused
the ladies' ire by declining a gift
offered him by expressing resent
ment because twelve "jackies" de
tailed to the camp were not Invited
to a dance. Commander Moffett in
timated he didn't know just what
I "would be done with Higgins,
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