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HUGHES DENIES ALLIANCE
, WITH GERMANS
Clarksburg, W. Va., Oct 11. Can
didate Hughes today made curt de
nial of charges made by Norman
Hapgood that there is an Under
standing between himself "and Ger
man propagandists, He did not men
tion the charges specifically, nor re
fer to Hapgood by name.
"I have no understanding, no
agreements, no intrigues with any
body," Hughes said, "but I stand for
the interests of the U. S. and the
protection of American lives, Amer
ican property and American com
merce throughout the world." -
POLICE USE SHOTGUNS ON
STANDARD OIL STRIKERS
Bayonne, N. J., Oct. 11. Police
with Winchesters and automatics to
day patrolled "the hook" district near
the great Standard Oil Co.j)lants,
where four patrolmen and eight
strikers, fell yesterday during a riot.
Throughout the district which was
A storm center of disorder in simjlar
strike of Standard Oil workers a year
ago, when six strikers were killed,
police and strikers alike attempted to
draw picket lines today. Riot yester
day occurred when several hundred
strikers pushed flat car across street
car track in attempt to block traffic
and isolate entire industrial district
at lower end of long peninsula on
which city lies. They hope to force
workmen from Tidewater oil plants
to join strike. Eighty patrolmen arm
ed with Winchesters and sawed-off
shotguns attempted to remove the
flat car, the police reported, and were
fired on. Before fight ended 12 had
6,000 strikers were out today, lead-
ers reported and they predicted heavy
additions to their ranks before night.
Strikers claimed today to have es
tablished a picket line which absolu
tely closed southern end of penin
sula, isolating Standard Oil, Tide
water Oil. General Chemical and In-
ternational Nickel plants. Barricades
were being built to make this seige
Gebrge B. Hennessy, superinten
dent of Standard Oil plant, announc
ed the plant would remain closed un
til men are willing to come back to
work at their old wages.
Victor Yarros speaks before Lawn-
dale Civic Center, Wed., Oct 11, 8 p.
m., at Venetian Toom of Douglas
Park auditorium, Ogden and Kedzie.
Subject: MThe "attitude of an inde
pendent radical towards the issues of
Maplewood Y. P. S. L. meets
Thurs., Oct. 12, 8 p. m., at Wever's
hall, Milwaukee av. and Rockwell.
First Fall meeting, Sons of Revo
lution of Illinois, Thurs., Union
League Club. Dinner 6:30" p. m., fol
lowed by talk by Pres. Francis W.
Class in elementary philosophy
meets every Thurs., 8 p. m., Hull
house leoture hall. Public invited.
Esther Falkenstein Settlement
Woman's olub meets Thurs., Oct. 12,
2 p. m., at Settlement House, 1917 N.
21st ward branch of Woodrow Wil
s6n Independent league meets 8 p. m.
Pri., Oct. 12, 1016 N. Dearborn. Good
speakers -and music.
Society of Anthropology, 2:30 p.
m., Sun., Corinthian hall, Masonic
Temple. "Francis Farcer's System of
Education." Lillian Hiller Udell.
Independent Property Owners' Im
provement club of South Lynne
meets every first and third Tuesday
evening at 6552 S. Claremont av. Ob
ject: The general improvement of
conditions. Members are resident a
property owners between W. 63d st '
and W. 69th st. and Western av. and -Leavitt
Chicago and Cook County School
for Boys dedication tomorrow. For