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EL PASO
. 1 Paso, Texas,
Friday Evening,
i
ASSOCIATED PRESS
Leased Wire
Sept., 1, 1911 - 12 Pf
WKVXFTEX FORECAST.
Fair tonight and Saturday.
This is "The Girl in the Case"
"HERALD
SHALL POSTS
NOT NEEDED
II TEXAS
,
Honored Jurist, Former El
Pasoan, Dies of Apoplexy
at Cloudcroft.
WAS SOLDIER OF
THE CONFEDERACY
Hon. H.-H. -Neill, associate justice
of the fourth court of civil appeals at
San Antonio, died suddenly Thursday
evening at Cloudcroft, where he had
been spending the summer
Judge Neill had been a resident of
San Antonio, Tex., since 1892, when he
was appointed on the "bench of the
court of appeals, but prior to that
time, he was a resident of El Paso for
& number of years, and his son,, Robert
T. Neill, is now a. practicing attorney
of El Paso.
Judge Neill died of apoplexy, death
coming suddenly when he was appar
ently In the best of health. His son left
El Paso Thursday evening for Cloud
croft and will bring back the remains
of his father to El Paso this evening.
-Whether the body will be buried here
or sent to San Antonio will not be
known until the son arrives. Mrs. Neill,
the wife of the deceased, Is now at San
Antonio. A daughter, Mrs. Iora Ray
mond, resides at Raymondvllle, Tex.,
near Brownsville, and will be unable to
attend the funeral owing to Illness. A
baby son was born to her jUBt a day or
two before the judge died and he. had
only known the joy of being & grand
father for a few hours.""
Judge Neill was a native of Missis
sippi and a graduate of the University
of Mississippi. In the civil war he
served in the Confederate army in Har-
ters of Gen. Forrest. After the war he j
came to Texas and settled at btepnen
ville in Erath county, where -he re
c;aAi iirttn shnut 1884. when he came
to El Paso and, located tor the practice j
- - -- -, !... J.,i-!irr Vila 1
of law. iie was ia.w pauuci uuii"6 "
residence here of both Peyton F. Ed
wards and Capt. TT. B.' Brack.
During the Hogg-Clark campaign in
1892, judge Neill espoused the cause
of Hogg and was rewarded politically
by the governor when the fourth court
of criminal appeals was created that
year by being appointed to the bench
of that court He was at that time law
partner of judge Edwards. He has been
elected judge -each time since his 'ap
pointment and his present term would
not have expired until 1916.
Judge Neill has for several- years
spent his vacations at Cloudcroft, al
ways stopping over In El Pasot going
and coming, to visit his old friends in
this city. He was very fond of the
natural beauties of Cloudcroft, where
his .last days were spent. He was rec
ognized as a lawyer of brilliance, witty
even In many of his written decisions,
and it is said that he never lost a
friend once acquired. His long term
on the Appellate bench is one of the
best testimonials to the type of man
that he was.
The Bar association has been called
to meet the train when the remains ar
rive from Cloudcroft; after it Is ascer
tained from the son what disposition is
to be made of the body, the lawyers
will then form their plans for honor
ing the deceased. Tf the body is sent to
San Antonio, a committee o.f lawyers
will go.
The Texas state flag was flying at
half "mast from the courthouse -flagpole
on Friday, in honor of judge Neill-
LIGHTFOGT TO MAES
FIGHT ON COLQUITT
Will Test in the Courts the
Eight of Governor to
Gut His Appropriation
Austin, Tex., Sept. 1. In a 3000-word
statement issued today, the attorney
general maintains that the governor
had no authority to cut in two the
appropriation made for the attorney
general's department and declares that
the matter will be settled in the
courts.
The office force in that department
has volunteered its services to the state
free of charge pending action by the
higher courts through mandamus, pro
ceedings. Mandamus proceedings to
the supreme court is the route select-'
ed. Beginning today, there is no ap
propriation for support of that de
partment, according to the contention
of the attorney general. '
The governor today signed the legis
lative expense bill, which carries an
appropriation of $20,000 to defray the
expenses of the legislative investigat
ing committee.
"Washington, Z. C, Sept. 1. A total I
production of 12,918,200 bales of cot
ton as the final yield this year Is In
dicated by the department of agricul
ture's -official report on the condition
Of the growing crop on August 25,
which the crop reporting board esti
mated today at 73.2 percent of normal.
This estimate, based on the ratio of
the average yietd for the last, 10 years
to the average condition of che crop on
August 25, for the last 10 years, would
mean a final yield of 181.65 pounds an
acre on the plante'd area of approxi
mately 3,000,000 acres, allowing for
an abandoned acreage of 1,000,000 and
provided the crop does not decline or
improve from the date the condition'
was estimated to the time of picking. ?
These estimates of production, while
unofficial, were reckoned by the of
ficial method adopted by the depart
ment of agriculture. -
Unofficial advices from the cotton
belt indicate that most Important de
clines in the crop were due to severe
drouths, hot winds and worms. In Tex- j
as and Oklahoma, since the date on
COTTON CROP IS NOT
UP TO THE NORMAL
Fort Clark For Consump
tive Sanatorium; Ring
gold For a Leprosorium.
WILL BE GIVEN
TO THE STATE
Washington, D. C Sept 1. All Tex
as border posts but Fort Bliss have
been ordered abandoned by the war
department. "Two of them are to be
turned over to the state for sanator
lums one for leprosy patients and one
for consumptives. , Old" Fort Brown has
been abandoned for some time, Forts
Ringgold and Clark have lately been
abandoned and now comes the infor
mation that Fort Mcintosh is In for
abandonment
That It Is the determined policy of
the war department to abandon all
small posts in Texas established in
early days whenj marauding bands of
Indians and outlaws were making
trouble and to concentrate troops now
at these outlying points at San An
tonio, is the effect of a general state
ment made by Maj.-Gen. Leonard
"Wood, chief of staff, ,tt a group of
newsDaDer men.
"It is the department's intention not
only to abandon Fort Clark," said he,
"but to abandon Fort Mcintosh also.
No hasty action wilt be taken. These
early established posts are being main
tained at a heavy expense, and are at
points not easily in touch. The de
partment's policy Is gradually to con
centrate the Texas troops at San An
tonio, as much as possible. That is
the best base. The troops may be kept
there economically and still be at a
strategic point from which to be dis
patched.." Fort Ringgold, in Starr county, has
been turned over to the interior de
partment to be disposed of, but that
department-has deferred action pend
ing disposition of resolutions in con
gress asking that the Fort Ringgold
reservation and the Fort Clark reser
vation be turned over to the state of
Texas as sites, respectively, for a lep
rosorium and a tuberculosis sanitar
ium.. "You probably know," continued
Gen. "Wood, "the war department has
decided to give to the state of Texas
the Fort Clark reservation for a tuber
culosis sanitariums" .
Fort Mcintosh adjoins Xiaredo. Gen.
"Wood would not say whea the aban
donment of Forts Clark and Mcintosh
will ensue.
INDIAN IS SHOT
IN JAIL CELL
Spokane, "Wash., Sept. 1. Peter Mal
lick, half breed Nez Perc Indian and
a graduate of Carlisle Indian school,
was shot to death by an infuriated
mnh of Granirevllle. Idaho, citizens last
night as he lay asleep in his cel in
the county jail in that town
Over 30
bullets wepe fired into his body I
Mallick was arrested some weeits
ago charged witn Dealing nis nan
breed wife while on a drunken spree
Her ribs and collar bone were broken
and her life was ih danger for over a
month. ,
Since his arrest threats have been
made to take the half breed's life and
the mob battered its way- into the jail
last night and shot him to death as
he lay in his cell. Mallick died with
out uttering a sound and the mob,
which numbered 20, marched away un
molested. -
METHODISTS ARE K
ANG-EY AT BREWEBiS
Colorado Springs, Colo., Sept. 1. The
annual conference of the Methodist
Episcopal church of Colorado in ses
sion here, has appointed a committee
to draft and forward to president Taft
resolutions protesting against official
recognition of the International Brew
ers' congress. The conference is espe
cially Incensed over secretary "Wilson
being made honorary president of the
brewers.
PRESIDENT TO STOP
AT CHEYENNE, WYO
Laramie, "Wyo., Sept. 1. President
Taft -will spend an hour in this city on
"Wednesday, October 4. He will ar
rive about 2 oclock, and after an au
tomobile ride over the city, will de
liver an address from the steps of the
university, or from the Carnegie 1I--brary.
Senator Warren "will accompany him
ni his trip across the state. Secretary
Hilles could not grant a longer time
for the presidential party here.
which the condition was taken Au
gust 25 there have been general rains,
which .greatly relieved conditions and
considerable improvement is looked for
when the October report is Issued.
The condition of the growing cotton
crop on August 25 was 73.2 percent of
a normal, as compared "with 89.1 per
cent on Jul5' 25, 1911; 72.1 percent on
August 5, 1910; 63.7 percent on August
25, 1909, and 73.5 percent the 10 year
average on August 25, according to the
department of agriculture estimates
based on reports of correspondents and
agents.
Western Comparisons.
Comparisons of conditions In western
states follow:
Are,Z 1Q11
August -o, J.3U B8
. y . -V;;; K; !? i
.august jo, j.jj-u ;.'... ,...69 i
e- , - - .."' -
Ten year average.
.G8
Oklahoma
August 25 1911 .
July 25
August 2. 1910.
Ten year average
62
... ..-.S8
85
76
Promises Political Freedom
and Fair Treatment to
Foreigners. 8
WILL IMPOSE TAX
ON ALL LANDS
Mexico City, Mexico, Sept. 1. Radi
calism will not characterize the ad
ministration of Francisco I. Madero as
Mexico's president. "When he appeared
before the convention to pledge himself
to the support of the adopted platform,
he ' assured the delegates that they
need not expect him to carry out the
reforms! proposed in any gven time of
by anwradical means.
Whfen he walked down the aisle to
wardthe stage, his slight form almost
hidden by the committee that had been
sent ? to 'greet him, the house from
parquet to gallery shook with ap
plause. It was some time before chairman
Sanchez Azcona could restore -order.
The delegates broke into applause once
more when their hero advanced to the
front of the stage.
Attired in frock coat, Madero pre
sented a strange contrast to the khaki
colored figure which many of the dele
gates from northern Mexico had seen
in the campaign about Juarez and El
Paso.
On the stage behind him sat his
nrnnrl -father whn had chased him for
hundreds of miles to stop the fight, If
he could, and in one of the upper boxes
were a number of the women of the
Madero family. Including his wife, who
has been his companion on the battle
field on his tours of -Dacification to
thesouth and who accompanied him j
to IUB uuavuiiuuu iia.il.
Mrs. Sladero Cheered.
Following Madero's address Serapio
Rldon, one of the capital's eloquent law
yers) in an eulogistic address, called
attention to the presence of Mrs. Ma
dero, and when he had finished, the
delegates rose to their feet, faced Mrs.
Madero and almost shook the house
with their applause.
"When Madero began to speak, the au
dence became quiet. "With the excep
tion of the speaker's voice, scarcely a
subject could be heard. A cough here
and there was a signal for Indignant
glances.
That his administration would do all
in Its power to carry out ,the wishes of
the convention, Madero assured the
delegates, but he reminded them that
all changes would be brought about by
legal processes which he pointed out,
would require in -many cases months
and "possibly years.
XMazifes May Block Progress .
Madero explained that one delay
which might be expected would doubt
less be due to the enforced use of a
part of the old Diaz regime, namely,
the federal congress. Members of this
bqdy today hold their seats by virtue
of appointment by Gen. Diaz, according
to Madero, and he declared that they
would be permitted to serve out their
terms. He pointed out that it would do
Qnl reasonable to suppose that until
successors named by the people, oc
cupied their seats, opposition to reform
might be expected.
Plank by plank, the nominee of the
nortv dismisspfl thp Tilatform and ex
pressed "Tiis approval of It. Regarding
that plank In which It is proviaea
that no monopolies or special privi
leees shall be granted. Madero de
clared that this should not be taken to
mean that his administration would be
an enemy to foreign capital. He in
sisted that the money of the foreigner
would be treated like that of the Mex
ican; that all foreign capital would
be given ample protection; but he em
phasized the statement of the platform
that the government in the future
would be an enemy to all monopolies.
To Impose Iiand Tax.
Fear has been expressed in some
quarters that Madero's government can
be counted on to bring about a radical
division of the large estates by arbi
trary method. This fear was allayed. He
declared that the large estates of the
country would not be attacked, al
though greater protection would be
given to the small land owners who
have recently complained of Illegal
seizures of their property. This policy
of supporting the small land owner, he
declared, had been largely responsible
for progress Iir the United States
Madero's idea, frequently expressed,
is the imposition of a land tax which
will have the effect of forcing the
owners of huge tracts to develop them,
sustain the expense of taxation with
out remuneration or dispose of their
property. It also is his Idea to opa
government lands to colonization.
"Political Freedom.
It was when he promised political
freedom to both friends and foes that j
the convention oroKe tne suence witn
which it, had been listening to his dis
cussion. He was talking of the reform
laws, for whose observance the con
vention had deemed It fit to adopt.
Madero declared these reforms were
his administration would be as jealous
of their enforcement as any preceding
administration had been.
By law, clergymen are, not allowed
to hold office; but Madero announced
that with this, exception, no citizen of
Mexico, whether he had supported the
friars, or their foes, would find him
self embarrassed by any antagonism in
the exercise of his political rights.
To a man, the convention rose and
wildly applauded his expressions of
fair play.
Xeeds the Army.
Madero showed that he recognized
the value of an army when he assured
the convention that he would be slow
to alter the personnel of the nation's
troops. HeMeclared himself in favor of
abolishing the present system of com
pulsory service, but added that now the
country needed a strong protective j
force, and no change would be made in
thfi armv until more nenrlv normal
conditions had been restored.
t,, B,, .
Pino fcuarez Stock Drons.
When the backers of the candidacy of
Jose J?ino Suarez for the vie? presi
dency of Mexico entered the Progres
sive- convention this morning their
Continued on Page Four.. i
The' latest and one.pfvihe best pictures of Beulah BihforoV the 'principal . "Wit
vinthefHeinyClay TBeattie, jr.,, murder, case, now "going onat the-Chester-
ness
field county courthouse, Virginia. -Beulah. Binford, for love of whom it is hi.
lieved Beattie , "killed rhis wife, is expected to "becalled to testify, and it is ex
pected there will he heard a story second in dramatic and pathetic interest only
to thai; of Evelyn Nesbit 'Thaw.-
BELL BOY POUND
G-tJILTY OT MURDER I
Paul G-eidaL Will Get From
20 4 Years to Life
Imprisonment
New York, Sept- 1. The jury In the
'case of Paul Geidel, the 17yearold bell
boy, charged with the miirder of Wil
liam H. Jackson in the, Iroquois hotel
W
on July 2G, today returned a verdict
of murder In the second degree.
By the verdict Geidel escapes the
electric chair, but will be sentenced to
prison for from 20 years to life,
He wis bellboy at the hotel and his
A-ictim had befriended him. He was
trying to rob Jackson's clothes, when
Jackson awoke, and the boy killed
kirn.
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NEW LIABILITY
LAW IS EFFECTIVE
California Protects Her La
borers ig All Lines
- Against Injury
San Francisco Cal., Sept. 1. Cali
fornia's new employers' liability law,
abolishing the -contributory negligence
and fellow servant defences, In actions
for damages brought by Injured em
ployes, went Into effect today. The
law, which -was a part of the reform
program of the last' legislature, pro
vides fixed compensation for injured
workmen, benefits to widows and or
phans, and medical and surgical at
tention. The amount of compensation
is to be regulated by an industrial ac
cident board of three x members ap
pointed -by the governor.
The employer is held liable for an
injury sustained by an employe In the
performance of his duty.
FEANCE FEARS A
" G-EBMAK DISPUTE
Moroccan Situation Likely
to Result in Trouble
Between the Two
Paris, France, Sept. 1. France, still
remains in a state of suspense over
the outcome of the negotiations be
tween France and Germany relative
to Morocco. "While in official circles
an optimistic attitude is maintained
that the negotiations, which are to
be resumed shortlywill lead to a sat
isfactory settlement, thece is certain
anxiety among the people "because of
the possibility of a rupture. The con
sequences of such a result are much
discussed.
On the bourse todav apprehension
was manifested. In business circles
there is a tenden'cy not to enter upon
new ventures unti some definite in
dication Is given of the trend of af
fairs. TAFT WILL ATTEND
LANDS CONVENTION
Goes to Denver October 3,
Will Not Hold a
Eeception
Denver, Colo., Sept. 1. President
Taft has accepted the Invitation to ad
dress the public lands convention in
Denver, October 3, but requested that
the plan for a public- reception at the
state house be abandoned.
v A found of golf with Denver friends,
an address-before the .piihlic-Iaads-con'
ventlon at 11 a. m.; informal lunch
eno at 1:30 p. m.; automobile ride to
mountains, perhaps to Mount Falcon,
the site of the proposed summer home
for the president, and a banquet at
the Brown hotel at 7:30 with 400 guests
are features of the program.
The president will depart for Chey
enne at midnight.
Defence Trying to Make the
Jury Believe There Were
Two Couples in the Road.
BROTHER OF THE
PRISONER ON STAND
Chesterfield Court House. Va., Sept.
1. Douglas Beattle, brother of Henry.
Clay Beattle jr., indicted for wife mur
der, admitted on the witness stand to
day that he would not have rendered
the assistance he did to the detectives
in running the illfated automobile to
and from and about the-scene of the
crime if he "had known they would
lay the crime against my brother."
The witness also said he would have
washed and cleaned, the car that Tery
night.
The prosecution, drew this forth on
cross examination and by its ques
tions sought to lay a charge of de
stroying evidence upon Douglas for
having washed some blo.od from the
machine before the authorities seized
it.
The witness was still on the stand
when court recessed at 1:30 p. m. for
luncheon and indications were that the
testimony of the prisoner himself
would riot be reached today.
A mysterious message to Harry H.
Smith, counsel for the defense, inter
rupted tie trial for a half hour and
resulted in the discovery of a wit
ness In Richmond to account for the
solitary car, the woman on its running
vnnw onrT tYie man in front of it,
which a group of boys early in the
trial said they saw on tne ni5"- "
the murder and described as resem
bling the prisoner and his wife.
The prosecution had built up its
case with the 'theory that Mrs. Beattle
was shot, not while sitting in the ma
chine beside ber husband, as the lat
ter alleges, but as she was standing"
either on the running board or in the
road, the big blood spot resulting from
her fall on the turnpike.
The witness, whose name was with
held till he appeared in court, was ex
pected today to testify concerning the
man and the woman whom the boys
saw. His story, it is said, is that the
man stopped to crank the machine on
the Midlothian turnpike, the woman
standing on the running board as the
bovs were coming from the dance at
'Bon Air-passed them.
A sensation was created by news
that in the examination of the Beat
tie ,car by the prosecution's witnesses
n'n-nMTEr a similar examination Jy
witnesses for the defence, an expert
discovered a few hairs thouglrt to De
from the? head of Mrs. Louise Owen
Beattle.
The hair was clotted in the bloou
In the lower front part of the car. De
tectives for the prosecution went to
confirm the find.
Detective Scherrer said the finding
of the hair under a seat cushion in
dicated the cushion was up and was
in line with the prosecution's theory
that the woman's head was concealed
under the seat on the prisoner's trip
to the Owen home immediately after
the tragedy.
Prisoner's Father Testifies.
The prisoner sobbed like a. child yes
terdav when his gray haired father,
in a low, tremulous voice told of the
domestic felicity of his son and the
slain woman, Louise Owen Beattie. It
was the first time that the stoical
calm of the- prisoner's countenance
had given away during the trial.
The testimony of the father on be
half of his son came as the dramatic
close of a long day's battle by the
defence against the evidence heaped up
by the prosecution.
The father of the accused was inter
rogated for an hour just before court
adjourned. As he stepped to the wit
ness stand the prisoner's face flushed.
The whitehaired man, his face
wrinkled and pale, spoke in a voice
scarcely above a whisper. Counsel
leaned forward over the bench to listen
to him.
He talked with great effort, repress
ing an ever-recurrent emotion. He
told how his life had been saddened by
the death of some" of his children, how
Henry In his infancy had been neg
lected because twins came Into the
family during his boyhood, and de
scribed how on this account, and the
death of his own wife, he had grown
closely attached to his son. He de
scribed the strong love that had ex
isted between Henry and the ill-fated
wife, testifying that he himself grew
to love his daughterinlaw as one of
his own children.
"When her baby was born," said
Beattie, speakings of the dead woman,
"it was lil:e starting life over for me
to see the grandchild. It drew us all
together very much."
"The father spoke highly of his son's
characterand controverted the testi
mony of mlSryvitnesses for the prose
cution that Henryshowed no signs of
grief after his wife's" murd.er. He de
clared Henry had sobbed and moaned
almost all night after the tragedy.
"When Beattie had finished and was
ready for cros.s-examinatlon by the
prosecution, Mr. "Wendenburg waived
the opportunity. It was the first time
during the trial that this had occurred.
AD
GROUND B
NEWRO
Artesla, X. 31., Sept. 1. First KroHHd ea the Saa Dieg, El Paso dt St.
Louis railroad was brokea here yesterday, A. Cearchesae aad V. H. "WTlater
of -EH Paso, aaadliag: the spades.
Xearly all the residents of the teira aad viclalty 'weat" t't "a pat
two miles west of tows, where the laltlatrve teek alaceJ'
Artesla'a cornet baad headed a arecesslea ef Hates, haerslee drays aad
wagroas over a aiile la length. i . ,-y
Speeches were made aad areat eathaslasm manifested. - ,
C. A. Slpple and S. TV. Gilbert aie be!r teh"i"r-'-Wa for-effl-cleat
work ia securing the read.
Leaders Are Meeting, Each
Side Declaring That It
Will Not Eecede.
NO STATEMENT BY
LABOR LEADEBS
San Francisco, Sept. 1. At a, cafer
ence attended by Julius BZruttschRitt,
vice president of the Harrieaan lines,
and other Harrimaa system officials ia
this city ob the one side, asd by Tame?
"W. Kline, X A. Franklin, X D. Bueka
lew, M. F. Ryan and X D. Crane, rep
resenting the five shop crafts involved,
the formal demands of 2a,$ railroad
shopraen employed on the Harrimaa,
system are being threshed out la this
city
Bet Sides Detsrfe.
Bothides Announced, tfcat they wnt
into the conference detenniaed sot t
recede from their positions, that
the railroad being that it would ot
recognize the federatloa of employee,
and that of the intermatiesal union.
leaders that this recogaitiea Bluet b
conceded.
In settiag- the hour for the nseetlng.
vice president Kruttschsitt let It ba
understood distinctly that Je wa3
meeting the labor leaders as individual-
representatives of their ts
spective unions and net as a joint com
mittee representing the federation.
The JPeiat at Jatme,
while there are some minor subjects
that the labor leaders wsfe to haTS
adjusted, the real point at issue is tha
questipn of recognition of the federa
tion, and the labor leaders went inta
the conference firm In. the determina
tion to induce Kruttschnitt to consent
to a meeting etweea the representa
tives of the federation and the general
managers of the Harriaftan systems.
A direct conference with ICrtrtt-'
schnitt will not be demanded. In easa
no agreement is reached today, or if.
the decision is against the de-sires of
the labor leaders, there can be no
appeal.
Kline received a telegram yesterday
from president Xovett of the Harrimaa
system, saying that any action resolved,
upon by the officials now in thfs city
would be ratified by the railroad com-
f lusher Xeaders Sllemt.
The labor leaders wer late la. break
fasting this morning and spent -the
time before 11 oclocfe, the time set for
their conference with Jar. Kruttschnitt;
in informal coafereacee. They declined
to discuss their plans.
President Kline, Vho has acted as
spokesman of the committee, said thay
had decided to make no further state
ments until after their talk with the
railway officials.
Shortly after 11 oclock the men left
their hotel and went to the Seutfeera
Pacific headquarters, -where 3r. Krutt
schnitt and other officials were await
ia,g the audience.
CeafercHce Is Secret.
The representatives of the Harri
man system -who went into conferenct
with the delegation of labor leaders
were Julius Kruttschnitt; vice presi
dent and director of maintenance and
way; E. E. Calvin, vice president and
general manager of tht Southern Pa
cific; "W. R. Scott, assistant general
manager; H. X Small, superintendent
j of motive power; R. R. Claacy, assist
ant to xne generar manager, ana Jt. u.
Athern, chief of the bureau of eco-
nomics.
None of the railroad officials would
say anything of their plans or inten
tions prior to the meeting.
The conference began promptly at 11
o'clock behind closed doors, and. at
noon no word had. reached the outslda
as to what had transpired betweea th
railway officials and the representa
tives for the shopm-ek.
Andlters :Lai Off.
The Southern Pacific cesapaay con
tinues to lay off men, between 75 and
100 men from its auditing staff hv
ing been let out yesterday. 3oet of
these men have been erapieyed as train'
auditors and this work, will fce dose by
conductors from now on.
Chicago Awaits Hepert.
Chicago, Iir., Sept- 1. Following the
refusal of president C H. Xarkhapa of
the Illinois Central railroad to recog
nize the federation of shopnaeat. the 27
delegates representing the nine crafts,
today held several conferences aad kept
in close touch with the situation in
San Francisco, where vice president
Julius Kruttschnitt of the Harrinaan
lines was to meet the unloa labor lead
ers. Three. CeHrses Opea.
Three courses are said to beopen
to the leaders of 8000 shopmen em
ployed by theIlllnois Central rail
road: 1 To call out the shopmen employed
by the Illinois Central at once, either in
a separate strike or in connectioa with
a general strike of all shopraen oa the
Harriman lines.
2 To serve a 30 days notice abro
gating existing wage agreements,
withholding the strike order until the
expiration of that 'period and in the
meantime make an effort to resume
negotiations for peace With the rail
road officials.
3 To recede from their demand
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