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SUte Historical Soclci;
Monroe City, Missouri, Friday, November 14, 1919
ANNUL STRIKE ORDER
The United Miue Workers of
America, through its General Com
mittee, at IndiaDapolis, Tuesday, de
cided to obey the mandate of Unit
ed States District Judge A. B. An
derson, which means the recall of
the order for a strike of 425,000
bituminous coal miners of the na
tion. The decision was reached at
4:10 in the morning, after more
ban seventeen hours discussion.
The conference then adjurned.
Acting President John L. Lewis
of the mine workers made the fol
"Gentlemen, we will comply with
the mandate of the court We do
it under protest. We are Ameri
cans. We cannot fight our govern
ment. That is all "
Mr. Lewis glanced aft his watch
and announced, that the decision
was reached at 410 Tuesday morn
ing. The conference adjourned at
4:15 a. m
None of the other members of
the General Committee, composed
of national officers, district presi
dents and members of the Execu
tive Board and Scale Committee,
would comment on the action, and
Lewis, who appeared "tired and worn
by the long 'discussion, declined to
add anything to his statement. The
mem bers of the committee, practi
cally all of whom remained until
the final adjournment, also seemed
'red out, and soon dispersed.
lijbe United Mine workers of
America' have complied with the
f order .,. demendiug ik)l kof the"
strike "in good faith in the opin
ion of Judge A. B. Anderson.
The recall order was submitted
to the Judge shortly before 10
o'clock by attorneys for the miners
After looking over the order the
"I think this is proper and
think this is a good-faith compli
aoce with the order."
That was the intention of the
union officials," said Henry Warren,
counsel for the miners.
The orders follows:
"Dear Sirs and Brothers:
In obedience to th mandate is
sued on Nov. 8 by theU. S. Dis
trict Court, district of Indiana,
J odge Albert B. Anderson presiding,
the undersigned hereby advise you
that the order of Oct. 15 directing a
cessation of mining operations in
iue uuuminous coai neias ot our
jurisdiction is withdrawn and can
celled. Fraternally yours,
(Signed) William G. Green, Sec
m Joao -- Lewis, Acting Pres.
! The recall nf tha atrilro ,JS, u;il
- w-.. v, u v uiiinv uiuci Will
a nfltl ftA uav i mm f ..
a v yM "uj lujmcuiaiciy iui h
resumption of the negotiations be
tween the miners and the operators,
as the operators have announced
that they would be ready to consid
er anew wage agreement at any
time thestrike order was withdrawn
It is also understood that the ques
tion of arbitration entered largely
into the discussion in the final stages
of the meeting, but the miners' posi
tion on this subject was uot an
nounced. The question of just how many
of the coal diggers would obey the
o rder rescinding the strike was pro
blematical. "There is no question about the
strike of coal miners being ended,"
one of the highest officials of the
United Mine Workers said after the
ence. "We expect the men
obey the withdrawal order. All
the power and influence of the
union will be brought to bear im
mediately to get the men to return
to worn We expect argument in
some quarters for a few days, but
we are confident union members
will look at this in the same light
that we do."
Approximately 15.000.000 lbs of
sugar will be released for marketing
with the unloading of steamers held
at New Orleans, some of them for a
month, unable to discharge car
goes because of the longshoremen's
strike. The men went back to work
Wednesday, having voted Saturday
to call off the walkout which began
October 10, pending action by the
National Adjustment Commission
on their wage demands. The propo
sitioo adopted by the men, however
reserved the rig tit to vote on ac
ceptance of the commission's re
The decision of the miners'
ficials to abide by the order of
Federal Court, even though it
stroys their cherished plans '
to rows into confusion a program
which they believe to be necessary
to the well-being of half a million
men who look to them for guidance
out of a situation which they deem
intolerable, was a decision based on
good, sound citizenship. The act
ing president of the United Mine
Workers and his associates must be
bitterly disappointed. Their sub
mission to the rule of the court
m ust have cost them a struggle, for
no man likes to lead his followers
into a situation which he cannot
maintain, and he is bumilated when
he retires, even though the force
against hup. is the fbr. o&"grwt
There. is good reason, therefore,
why the whole country should unite
in congratulating the miners upon
having the courage to do the right
thing in a peculiarly trying situa
There is also reason for thankful
ness, because the action of the mine
workers dispels the feeling that the
io roads of revolutionary propaganda
among American workers might be
s ufficiently extensive to bring about
a violent revolt against the law.
"Gentlemen, we will comply with
the mandate of the court," said
Acting President Lewis. "We do
it under protest. We are Americans.
We cannot fight our Government.
That is all"
With that question settled, the
next question to be attacked is that
raised by the miners in their strike.
They charge that while they have
been working under a war contract
limiting their earnings, the mine
owners have been released from re
gulations controlling the price of
coal so that they have waxed fat on
profits while the men have suffered.
Prices might go to any altitude,
while wages, the largest item in the
costlof coal, are tied down by Gov
ernmentregulation. The men also
complainithat the business is so
conducted that they cannot work
half of their time, which makes
their earning power much less than
would be supposed from considering
their wages alone.
Theyf ask for better regulation of
their time and more pay. These
claimsdemand immediate attention
and prompt settlement The Gov
ernment cannot insist upon justice
from the men without providing
justice for them, and there can be
no justice in their case that is not
prompt justice. The way is open
to adjust the claims of the men
though arbitration, and if that way j
is speedily taken and speedily
traveled, then the victory for the
Government will be a double victory,
while the men will lose .nothing.
Miss Edna Nolen was shopping
in Hannibal Wednesday.
Mrs. J. T. Elliott visited in Clar
ence the latter part of last week.
Miss Maud Howell, of Woodland
v isited Wednesday with Mrs. Ralph
Mrs. Victor Reid came from Sbel
bina Wednesday to be the guest of
Mrs. PricheU White.
Miss Catherine DeCrow, of Stouts
ville went to Quincy Wednesday to
visit Mrs. J. S. DeCrow.
Miss Loretta Mears, of Macon
came Saturday to visit her sister,
Mrs. Mike Long, east of town.
Mrs. D. L Feaster, of Palmyra
visited her brother G. E. Chipman
and family the latter part of last
Mrs. Dave Sharpand Miss Florence
White, of Emden came Wednesday
to visit at the home of Mrs. Maggie
Miss Beatrice Hobrock, of Beards
town, III., returned home Friday
after visiting her friend. Miss Delia
Mrs. J. P. Solinger, of Stoutsville
went to Lakenan Wednesday to
visit her parents Mr. and Mrs.
Miss Vivian Praetor returned
W edneeday night to Chicago to re
s ume her school work after severa
days visit with homefolks.
rMrs. J. H. Coe left Wednesday
for her home at Springeld after
visiting at the home of h,' r nephew
G eorge Turnout, of nett l&Moss.
Mr. and Mrs J. M. Johnson, Mms
A. 1. baker and W. B. Fohy spent
the day in Hannibal Wednesday.
Mrs. Baker going to Chicago Wed
Mr. and Mrs. Node Green went to
Quincy Wednesday Mr. Green to
have an Xray examination made of
his tteth and if necessary to have
Mrs. E. J. Allen who has been
making her home with her daugh
ter Mrs. L F. Steve went to Kansas
C ity Wednesday to spend the winter
with her two sons.
Mr. and Mrs. Jasper Henderson
wno are spending the winter in
M aeon were at borne from Saturday
to Tuesday. Their little grandson
J. R. was with them.
Mrs. C C. McNally went through
Monroe Wednesday enroute from
Indian Creek to Hannibal for a short
vibit atter which ehe will return to
her home in St Louis.
Mra Hugh Stevens is attending
the State and Nutional W. C. T. U.
Co nvention in session at St. Louis
this week. Mrs. Stevens is Treasurer
of the Monroe. Co., organization.
Mrs. C. R. Evaus went to Hanni
bal to accompany home her daugh
ter, Mrs. Walker Bixler who under
weut an operation at Levering hos
pital. They returned home Satur
Mr. and Mrs. R. L Hagan and
daughter returned Saturday from a
several weeks trip through Kansas,
Nebraska, and Colorado. Mrs.
Clarissa Borden returned with them
fro m a three months visit in Colo
Married at the home of Rev. K. E.
Magruder in this city Nov. 5, 1919,
Miss Anna Mary Ratliff, of north on
Hunnewell and Mr. Lester Burditt.
of near Warren. Mr. and Mrs. Burditt
will' make their home the coming
year with his parents Mr. and Mrs,
D. C. Burditt
M. Tully, manager of the Live
Stock Shipping Association recently
organized at Stoutsville, particulars
of which were given in these
columns last week, loaded the first
two cars of stock for the St. Louis
Market Monday. Those contribut
ing to this shipment were- F. P.
Matthews, R. S. McCreery, A P.
Dilts, R. L. Pendleton, E. H. Wood
worth, H. W. Bell. A. D. Painter. H.
G. Power. E. C. Crow, J. M. Hercdon
and Cbas. Bohrer. Travis Matthews
occompanied the stock to market.
Mrs. Bolen Improving
The many warm friends of Mrs.
H. C. Bolen in Monroe City will be
pleased to read the following taken
from this week's issue of the Shel
Rev. H. C. Bolen went to Hanni
bal Monday to visit Mrs. Bolen,
who underwent an operation at St.
Elizabeth's hospital several weeks
ago and was in a very critical con
dition for several days. She is
much improved now and if she still
improves will be moved home
some time next week.
The Missouri Teachers Associa
tion which met at St. Louis last
week made a new ruliog as to teach
ers salaries. High School graduates
with professional training shall re
ceive $600 per year. Holders of
life certificates or two years
equivalent to college training $900.
College graduates with professional
training $1200. No teacher who
makes a contract for less than
these salaries will be recognized
by the association.
Newest Arrivals Are
A six pound daughter born Mon
day to Kay Yowell and wife, of
Mission Texas. Mother and baby
being at Blessing hospital. Quincy;
aUo an eight pound daughter born
Nov 1st to Mr. and Mrs. Alfred
Palmer, of Quincy.
A 9 pound son born to Rev. and
Mrs. J. M. Hornback, Monday Nov
10th at Turney, Mo. Miss Laura
Hornback is taking care of the
mother and babe.
Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Smith, of this
city received a letter from their
daughter Miss Delia who has been
visiting her brother Harry for some
time at Breckenridge Texas an
nouncing his marriage Nov. 2, 1919
to Miss Elizabeth Rayle, of Ellerton,
Ga. Harry is a Monroe City boy
and is making good as e drill mana
ger in the big oil fields of Brecken
Hannibal remembered Armistice
Day with a grand celebration. War
e xhibits, aeroplane flights a big
parade with Navy band, Red Cross.
Salvation Army and Mothers ana
Citizens Units will make it a great
day. The stores will be closed dur
ing the celebration.
Harry Wailes has accepted a po
sition in the Commercial Bank at
Shelbina. The place in Monroe
City Bank which he vacates will be
filled by S. R. Key, of Madison, who
will move with his family to this
Mr. Richard White who for many
years lived eight miles north of
town passed away at bis home at
Palmyra last week at the age of
83 years. Burial was at Palmyra
cemetery Wednesday of last week
Rev. and Mrs. A. N. Evans, of
Fayette visited Saturday and Sun-
day with Rev. W. A. McKee and
wife. Rev. Evans occupied the
pulpit at the Methodist Church Sua
A Splendid Picture
In our opinion D. W. Griffith'
"Hearts of the World." shown at
the New Star Theatre here Wednes
day and Thursday of this week, was
the best picture ever screened io
Monroe City. "Hearts of the World"
was made in France with the of
ficial aid and co operation of the
British and French war officers,
where Mr. Griffith, by special permis
sion of the Britisn government, was
allowed close to the firing lines and
visited the front line trenches. Here
he set up his camera in dangerous
positions was at times under ac
tual bombardment and uodsr
these trying difficulties and dangers
secured the wonaerful effects and
scenes of the great war picture.
There were ten reels in all over
a mile and a half of film. It was
screened in exactly three hours, the
two big Simplex machines making
this possible there being no waits
for a change of reels as is the case
where only one machine is used.
Good crowds were in attendance
both days, showing their apprecia
tion and approval of the manage
ment of the Star in securing the
best to be had and charging only a
nominal price. The rental on this
picture, we understand, was almost
one hundred dollras, and while the
management will not realize a great
deal over that amount when all ex
penses are figured up, they are satis
fied with having shown the biggest
picture in the world at Monroe City
and that their patrons were apprecia
tive and perfectly satisfied.
-. Episcopal Convocation
The Northern Convocation of
Episcopal Chructies, which was held
at St. Jude's Church this week, be
ginning Tuesday evening and clos
ing with the oooa service Thurs
day, was one of the most interesting:
meetings of its kind ever convened
in Monroe City. About twelve del
egates and nine ministers were
present and addresses were deliver
ed by some of the most prominent
ministers of the Episcopal Church.
The session was opened -Tuesday
evening by Rev. A. S. Garden, of
San Antonia, Texas. Wednesday
morning there were a number of
discussions on subjects of import
ance to the church by Rev. Whar
ton. Rev. Cbas. Edwards and Rev.
Richard Hatch and the morning ser
mon also was delivered by Rev. A.
S. Garden. Wednesday afternoon,
sermon by M. H. Jolly, of St. Louis,
followed by a Mission Conference
with addresses by Mrs. M. H. Jolly,
Mrs. Anna Uousland and Mrs. Thus
Dix, St Louis. On Wednesday
evening. Bishop Tuttle arriving too
late to. fill his appointment, the ser
mon was delivered by Bishop John
son and was considered one of the
finest addresses ever delivered io
Thursday morning at the ten
o'clock service Bishop Tuttle of Sc.
Louis delivered one of his able dis
courses which was much enjoyed
by all who were fortunate enough
to be present. In spite of his 80
years, the Rt Rev. Bishop Tuttle
still retains his wonderful ability
to hold the deepest interest of bis
audience through his entire dis
course Part of the morning ser
vice was also a conference which
was addressed by Rev. & W. Ray-;
mond, of Hannibal, Rev. Cbas. Ed-,
wards and Rev. Richard Hatch, of
Interest in the sessions was main
tained to the last and St Jude's
Church with the Rev. 0. Lindstrom
as its pastor is to be congratulated
on its open hospitality during the