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. "JOBS FOR MEN OVER 45" LOOKS
LIKE STRIKE-BUSTING CAME
That certain big business interests
intended to use the committee for
of the commercial interests of the
city, as a strikebreaking proposition
was the story that followed a Tumor
h of a strike which may hit the Mer-
w In the Olympic theater mass meet
ing Thursday, when men over 45
who were out of their Jobs were
asked to appear and hear job offers
of big business men, a representative
of the Merchants' Lighterage Co. ap
peared and offered workfor 50 men
who were strong enough to handle
"Of course, vou must be able to
stand the gaff of freight work up and
down the river," he said. "You wjll
get paid 25 cents an hour, but only
, during the time you are actually un
loading or loading freight at the
"While you are traveling up or
down the river from dock to dock
you will not be paid. But during the
time you are actually handling
freight you will get 25 cents an hour.
"A hard worker ought to be able to
pull down $1.75 or $2 a day at this.
We can handle 50 men right now."
Now some say that the lighterage
company was preparing for a strike
among its employes who are dissat
isfied with the cut in pay, called the
- .-"winter scale." The firm intended
using) the scheme for employing old
' men as a strikebreaking agency, the
END LONG CAR STRIKE
Wilkesbarre, Pa., Dec. 16. Wilkes
korra'a 1 A-mnnths-old street par
(ft strike came to end today when the
strikers voted in tavor or peace pro
posal drawn up by members of the
United Mine Workers.
Washington. Feed the birds, elso
they will starve in this sort of weath
- er, is, appeal of agriculture dep't
New York. Believed danger of
U. S. transport Sumner, ashore off
Sandy Hook, breaking up. Lifeboats
standing by to take off crew of 68,
which remained on board after the
transport went ashore.
Columbus, O. Columbus' "400"
played for a dozen of strictly fresh
eggs at Mrs. Chas. A. Dagerl's card
Washington. House delays abol
ishing subtreasury in Chicago until
federal reserve board is in better po
sition to assume its functions.
New York. Richard Canfield,
owner of swell gambling establish
ments, left estate of $841,485 after
payment of all debts.
New York. Prominent Bull Moos
ers meet here and decide there Shall
be a reincarnation of the Progressive
Hot Springs, Ark. Sheriffs posse
killed Hamp Sparks, 21, and Geo.
Bailey, 25, alleged cattle thieves;
Dave Short, 18, captured.
London. England will curtail all
y railroad service and will .dismantle
several lines to permit use of rails
and ties in war zfene.
Washington. Brigadier Gen. J. J.
Pershing, commander of forces in
Mexico, nominated by Pres. Wilson
to be major general.
Milwaukee. Faxon Co., caterers
to society, in bankruptcy petition
says failure is due to neglect of "400"
members to pay their bills.
New York. Bell Telephone Co.
will distribute cash' bonus amounting
to $6,000,000 to workers all over the
St Louis Wm. C. Nixon, 58.
president St. Louis & San Francisco
railroad, dead. Started railroad work
a!s bridge carpenter.
New York, Dec 16. Large tramp
steamship believed to be British re-.
ported on Egg Harbor shoals, off the
New Jersey coast Identity and se
riousness of her situation were un
known early today.