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Excellent Results lie ported by Doc
tors at liontgen Congress.
Berlin, May 3.— The treatment of cancer by
Rontgen rays was discussed at to-day's session
of the international congress called to celebrate
the tenth anniversary of the discovery of the
ray. Professor I^assar, of Berlin, read a paper
averring that he has had only three failures in
tins? cure for cancer in some hundreds of cases
he had treated, but only where the growths were
not deep seated, because the healing effect of
the ray penetrated to a depth of only one-fifth
of an inch. The ray seemed ineffective for
large growths.
Professor Laasar added that he had had suc
cess in the removal of gangrenous cancer
growths by the Rontgen rays such as would
have fined impossible to bold imaginations a
few years ago. He dealt at length with the
dangerous properties of the rays and the neces
sity for extreme care.
Professor [melmann, of Berlin, read a sum
mary of reports on sixty rases of cancer treated
by Dr. Comas, of Lisbon, whose results had been
equally as successful as those of Professor Las-
Professor Uncer, of Berlin, was skeptical of
ceres in serious caeca. He knew of no cure of
cancer of the breast.
Professor Bjoegren. of Stockholm, agreed with
Professor Unger, but Professor Wolgemuth. of
Berlin, ted an instance of a woman, seventy
five years old. who was cured of cancer of the
breast after seventy-two applications, three ap
plications being made each week she was under
Professor Gocht. of Halle, exhibited a clock
like invention that rang an alarm when the ray
reached the burning point.
Ex-Fire Chief of Rockaway Beach Quietly
Wedded in West Hoboken.
Much surprise was expressed at Rockaway Beach
yesterday when the recent marriage of ex-Chief
Henry L. R. Hlmmel of the Fire Department, of
that place, became public. The bride was Miss Pearl
Moore, of C-jhifs, •Pis . who acted as nurse to the
first wife cf Mr. Himmel In her last Illness, last Au
rJ*t. Mr?. Himmel left five little Children. About
two months ago the bridegroom's mother, who had
ber-n caring for the children, also died.
Tho wedding took place at the home of the bride
groom's sister. Mrs. E. Schrump. in West Hoboken,
N. J.. a f p w days ap-n, the Rev. Dr. Gutche, pastor
of the. Hoboken Lutheran Church, officiating.
Test Vote on Northwest Autonomy Measure
Shows Majority of 81.
Ottawa, Slav ?.— The. first test vote on the North
west Autonomy bill, taken shortly after midnight
in th*- Hou?p of Commons, resulted in a victory for
the government. The Laurler government, which
favors separate schools, was sustained on to-night' 3
vote by a maiority of 81. I*o votes being cast
against the Opposition's amendment and 59 in favor
of It.
Cloudy weather and cold prevailed during: the en
tire voyage cf the Oceanic, which arrived last night
from Liven Shortly after leaving Quarantine
the passengers noticed the sultry atmosphere of the
harbor, and were surprised at the sudden change.
Mrs. Oakley Barker and her young son Harold
0.. of Starrford. ■■■-„. who were passengers,
had a sad homecoming. Just before they Bailed
Mrs. Barker received word that her husband
had died from heart failure. V. Rathtxme Bacon
went down to Quarantine In the revenue cutter to
meet them.
The Manhattan branch of the Dickens Fellow
ship will meet this evening in Mott Memorial Hall.
Xo. C 4 Madison-aye. The object is to further phil
anthropic measures in which Dickens was inter
ested and preserve the buildings and objects as«
sociated with him. The s?crctury Is Mrs. Mary
E. Craigie. Xo. 148 LJnden-ave., Brooklyn.
President Tifft of the Board of Education, City
Superintendent Maxwell. President Finl?y of the
Co'.leg-e. cf the City of New- York. Dr. Henry M.
Leipziger, supervisor of lectures; William Lum
ir.is. chairman of the committee on lectures, and
Edward Lamertach. of tbe Boerd of Regents, will
celebrate the fifteenth anniversary of the found
ing of public lectures here by a dinner of the lect
ure corps this evening at the Hotel Astor. Dr.
Ldpzicer will trace the development of the public
lecture movement in the last fifteen years. John
Lloyd Thomas, ..airman of the committee on ar
rangements, ■will act as toastmaster.
The Board of City Superintendent* sent a cir
cular to all echool principals yesterday, telling
them that on May 4. 1526. Peter Minuit landed
with his followers on Manhattan Island to make
a settlement under direction of the Dutch West
India Company. This was the beginning of the
first Dutch colony in America. The circular orders
that at the opening exercises to-day the classes
commemorate the anniversary. Appropriate exer
cises arc- also ordered in all schools for May IS. the
anniversary of the opening of the Peace Conference
at The Hague in 1639.
Madron. Wi*.. May 3.-The Assembly. to-day
■Juiwed a bill prohibiting unauthorized presentation
•*] dramatic plays and musical compositions. The
, inLirwl by NV-w-York playwrights
V« Ji Follettc daughter of Governor La
FoleuiS&sila Follctto is an actress.
Chicago May 3.-Th- disappearance of an lm
tant wlfn« ■ In'ihe trial of the allied "Bluebeard "
P ', r Hoch causttß considerable anxiety in
KnoxvUle Ttuni May 3.-Firo at Johnson City.
: .£: H
r£ ami
William Silver.
Us, V^. N. *.. May 3 -Th-
a heavy **** lr!t!n
was done to the rent of tho train.
Boston. May
U» Stt« CitISMJS' Industrial
under I !l£Tth«n on prln-
S^ tt n^°a4^tr?ci;?y% n^ed to the aim,
of labor onions.
A bill for the capitalization at $15.1».6OO of -
gg3£3? »S*»
are Sniolldated In the n< w company.
Tho House of R*pr«»ntatlv*« to-day passed to
be en^roasad th« Sena* WH to allow twte. with...
rented for dr U nkon: lPFS not more than twir« wlth.n
a ><*ar to *o without arraignment. A motion b>
** I The Natural Laxative f^«
: JK \\' ater was awarded the S'^S
Grand Prize at the fit. I
% Louis Exposition, 1904, Mm
% for lt« Purity «iu<i Excel- »;w?I
s! loncc. Easy to toko™* —
$''< Easy in action— Ease tar rv;
J- all fttomach ailments. -^4
Nurse 111 After Attending Bellevue
At Bellevue Hospital yesterday it was said
and denied, that Mine Jennie Jacobs. senior nurse
In charge of Ward 31. where the eases of cere
bro-Bplnal meningitis have been treated, had
been stricken with the disease. Miss Jacobs has
devoted her entire time to menlmritls patients
and has been commended In the hospital for her
devotion, especially to the little children. Cases
of this disease were transferred from Ward 31 to
Pavilion 2. one of the new outdoor tents, where
they are Isolated. Miss Jacobs aided in the
transfer and later complained of heavy head
aches and a feeling of lassitude. She waa at
tended by Drs Smith and Lockwood. Cultures
were taken and examined by Dr. Norrls. the
pntholcgist of the hospital.
Superintendent Rickard denied that Miw
Jacobs had the disease. Dr. Bmith said:
"I am not sure yet. It may be a case of th«
disease. It will probably be a day before we
can determine fully "
On April 27 Mrs. Josephin* Millerzo and her
young daughters, Josephine and Frances, were
taken to Bellevue Hospital suffering from spinal
meningitis. Miss Jacobs made them her espe
cial charge*. The mother died on April 29. and
Frances died on Tuesday. Josephine was said to
be dying yesterday. It Is thought that the nurse
may have contracted the disease from them.
There are twenty-two cases of spinal meningitis
in the hospital at present, of which twenty are
Mies Jacobs has been Isolated in her room m
the Mills" Training School.
Deficiency of $5,000 Found in Ac
counts of Trusted City Official.
East Orange. N. J.. May 3 (Special).— An ap
parent deficiency of $5,000 has been discovered
in the accounts of the late Stephen M. Long, for
more than thirty years a public official in East
Orange, who died on April 9. The shortage ia
in the excise funds, of which Mr. Long had the
custody. City Attorney Jerome Dudley Gedney
to-day sent a formal letter to the Fidelity and
Casualty Company of New- York, which was
on Mr. Long's bond, informiins it of the ap
parent deficit. The bond was for $2,000. It
is scarcely probable that anything more will be
rpalizefl by the city, as Mr. Long's estate con
sisted principally of life insurance payable to
designated Individuals.
Stephen M. Long wae looked on as one of the
model men of the community. He had been In
the public eye almost from the time he became
a resident of East Orange, in 18<39, when he was
only twenty-five years old. He first became
Township Clerk, and in 1875 wae appointed
postmaster. In 3891 he was appointed again aa
Township Clerk, continuing when the town be
came a eltir. When the Board of Excise wa*
created in 181)4 he was also made clerk of that
body. The Board of Excise never looked at his
Besides his offlcinl duties Mr. Long wae active
in tho Grand Army of the Republic. He was a
member of Uzal Dodd Post, of Orange; the So
ciety of the Army of the Potomac and an officer
for many years in the National Association of
Union Ex-P^isoners of War. He also served a
term as department commander of the State
Grand Army of the Republic, and when he re
tired from office a year ago he received a dia
mond Grand Army badge.
When Mr. Long died Assistant City Engineer
Frederick A. Reimor wan made acting clerk of
the Board of Excise. He started to look over
the books und found that they looked a« though
something was lacking. For about six years the
accounts were kept in a careful manner. After
that time they looked as though some one had
had th*m who had not had time to make all
the entries. An examination showed that the
irregularities occurred during the last five years.
Employers Increase Daily Pay of Returning 1
Poughkcepsie, N. V., May S.— The striking om
ployes from .several of the brickyards between
Dutches* Junction and Chelsea returned to work
to-day, and the plants resumed operations. In
every case where the men returned to work thf- em
ployers had granted an Increase In wages amount
ing to 30 cents a day.
The Hamburg-American I^inf- received word yes
terday that the Deutschland, which sailed from
htre on April 27, paesed Scilly Island at 10 a. m.
> <-?t. rday. She will arrive at Plymouth at Ip. m.,
and Cherbourg at 7p. m. The ttmo of the pas
sago was five days and fifteen hour 9.
Los Ancreloa, Cal., May 3— Tommi»slon«r Oarfleld.
who arrived in Southern California on Monday to
Investigate oil conditions. Is suffering; severely from
a carbuncle, and consequently ia temporarily ham
pered in pursuing his work. Both the Santa To
and the Southern Pacific Railroad companies have
thrown open their offices and records to Commis
sioner Onrn^ld and his asulstants.
Norton, Knn.. May — The celebrated case of
Chauncejr Dewey, a wealthy ranchman, and Clyde
Wilson and A. J. Mcßrlde, cowboys employed by
Downy, who were charged with killing two mem
bers of the Berry family, neighboring ranchmen in
Northwestern Kanpa*. has been ended In the Dis
trict Court here. The Judge dismissed the de
fendants without trial.
Canton. Ohio, May The McKlnley National
Memorial Association will meet in New-York City
on May '." The amended plans will be presented
for adoption, bids for th<- construction of the mon
ument will be opened and a contract will t>e let. It
is expected that an order to begin work will also
be Issued.
Mr. Woods, of Springfield, to exempt the tour west
ern counties of the Bute from the set was defeated.
Governor William I* Douglas sent to the Execu
tive Council to-day the nomination of Ella I-yman
Cabot, of Boston, to be a member of the State
Board of Education, to succeed the late Klmer H.
Capon prudent of Tufts College Mm. Cnbot is
the wife of Dr. Richard C. Cabot, of this city.
Providence. R. I- May 3.-Tbe body of a man
found floating In the Warren River, in Warren. nn«
been identified as that of William T. Honan. chair
man of the Democratic Town Committee of that
place. 'who disappeared from his home on the nl»ht
of March 26. Honan was a member of th© Demo
cratic State Central Committee. He was forty-five
years old, nnd leaves a daughter.
Portland. Me., May a— After four adjournments,
due to injunctions restraining the stockholders from
transacting »ny hualr,*** except to *djourn. the an
nual mating of The Eastern Consolidated Oil Com
pany was completed to-day. An entirely new
Kard of directors was elected, as follow, : _ Judge
Charles J Noyes. of Bo.ton; Theodore Clark. Red
fends Cal ; George H. Kern. Philadelphia; U A.
Corbin. Rockvllle. Conn., and George A. Lyman. of
Amboy. 111.
The election was considered a victory for Lafay
ette Pike of Hartford. Conn., who controlled a ma
jority of 'stock, cither personally or by proxy. In a
contest against the. officers. The board will meet
later to elect officers.
Springfield. Mass.. May 8-Mrs. Elizabeth Cody
of Great ParrtngtoiL ha Ju«t been Promoted to the,
office of chief operator in .he Bprtngfl.ld office of
the western Union Telegraph Company^ 1 his to
Tnl of the busiest offices between New- York at a
Boston She is the only woman chief operator ft.
HtW-£ngi*r. a -
Wift lie Deserted 26 Years Ago
Shows Veteran Is a Perjurer.
Pittsburg, May B.— There was ■ scene in the
United States District Court here to-day when
Mrs. Mngdalena Smith, if No. 26 Goerck-st..
New-York, confronted her husband, <;*-<>rK^
Smith, who deserted her and her eight children
Ir. New-York twenty-alx years ago. He In Bev
enty years old. and for the last twenty yearß
has been married to another woman at Mc-
Keeaport, by whom he also has a large family
of children.
Smith was on trial for false swearing In tak-
Proclamation of Freedom
Why huve the people come to despise the
very term • -labor union" V
The feeling seems universal and is held by
the great general public and by probably more
thnn half of the unwilling members of the
Statistics show about ten "union" members"
to every eight hundred citizens and this small
minority undertakes to rale the rest of us and
if we don't obey exactly and quickly they *\ng,
throw bricks, shoot, cut, dynamite, boycott and
Most ull Americans were born of work people.
We know what it is to work and work hard.
We are not children of Dukes. Earls or the idle
rich and we have an Inborn sympathy for and
a desire to help along every honest, peaceable
workman. So merchants, manufacturers and
all sorts of employers who used to work with
their hands and now work harder with their
brains to get together money to pay to those
who work with their hands, have, with the
general public, borne patiently many acts of
tyranny and abuse until the union leaders have
become more emboldened and intoxicated with
They must make trouble in order to feed their
vanity by seeing themselves discussed in the
papers, and alno to .show the "Union" that hlre3
them that "there's something doing." So they
order people about, interfere with business, slop
street and H. U. cars, building operations, de
livery of goods, serving of meals, delivery of
bread, meat or even milk necessary to keep
babies alive, and we have been treated to the
horrifying scene of their interfering with the
sacred rite of burial of the dead. They have
the Impudence to interfere in any and every
act of life, demanding that all movements be
made only according to "the union rule." Their
continued a buses and interference with the
rights of citizens has so outraged the people,
that they not only detent the name "labor
union" but are forced to take up the most rig
orouK and emphatic measures to stop these out
rages, and stop this interference with the move
ments of the common people.
When a man wants to go to business on a
car lie doesn't want to bo told the unions have
"tied up the line." When be relies for his din
ner on having the meat, bread and vegetables
delivered. it doesn't set at all well to lose his
dinner because the "unions" had tied up the
meat or bread supply, or the teamsters' union
slugged and driven off the new teamsters that
tried to deliver the goods. His baby needs milk
but the "milk drivers' union" has stopped the
supply. "Let a few of the d bahjes die,
some "sacrifices must be made for the suprem
acy of labor."
He trios to paint his own house at spare
times, but the painters' union hoot him. and
boycott the paint denier and grocer that sells
him goods. . •• - - ;
A sudden leak of a water pipe i*» flooding his
house and destroying his property but the rules
of the plumbers' union impose al] sorts of pen
alties if he tries to help the trouble. So they
interfere in all sorts of ways with the liberty
and freedoem of the common ■. people, making
life a burden and man an abject slave to the
impudent "orders" of the labor boss, and Those
labor unions know no limit to their exactions
and abuses so long as they have power to ride
down the people. They go the full limit even to
demanding that the laws of the U. S. Gov't
give way to their rules.
When/Pres. McKlnley came to lay the corner
stone of the federal building in Chicago (that
the unions had delayed for years and forced
thereon an unnecessary cost of some millions
of dollars which had to be paid out of the pock
ets of the common people) ho made the fearful
mistake of bowing his head to the "orders" of
the labor bosses and allowed them to put on
his neck the yoke of a "Union Card" before he
was allowed to lift a trowel and lay that cor
ner stone. Think of It. The chief Executive
of this gov't made to step down from his emi
nent position, and allow a union boss to sit there
and issue "orders." That one act made the
labor unions so drunk with power and impu
dent that it has cost Chicago in lose- to busi
ness, wages, buildings, depreciation of real es
tate and destruction of property by fires set
by unions, literally hundreds of millions of dol
lars and many lives.
Ib it any wonder the common people are sick
and tired of "unions." They ordered the little
Colonel now In the White House to discbarge
a printer because he wouldn't join a union and
they also ordered him not to ride on a cer
tain It. 1L that refused to obey them, but they
found there a wise and brave man, the real
Executive of all the people and not alone of
the ten in eight hundred or the one thousand
who seek to corner the labor market and shut
out the eighty thousand who do not.
He soys: "When any labor union socks im
proper ends or seeks to achieve proper ends by
improper means all good citizens and more es
pecially all honorable public servants must op
pose. the wrong doing as resolutely as they
would oppose the wrong doing of any great cor
poration. Of course, any violence, brutality or
corruption should not for one moment be tol
But here we see a genuine trusr. a labor trust.
ft combination to sell labor, and this arrogant
mist proposes by threats of violence to force
people to buy its commodity.
And why do they block progress, prevent
others from working, separate themselves from
other citizens, hate every one not in their
"union," boycott and threaten, conduct them
selves as bandits and outlaws and commit all
sorts of crimes to force themselves and their
one sided ideas upon people'-
They become criminals in order to force it
few cents or dollars extra out of the public.
Then after they have forced their labor on
some lirnj.s. they refuse to do the work as di
rected by the employer and k. 'strike occurs, a
tight to see If they run force the employer to
let them do the work as they wnnt to and not
uh he requires it.
The Chicago teamsters refused to deliver
goods where directed and committed all sorts
of outlawry, because the employers hired men
who would properly help them do business.
A mechanic pays for a ton of coal, and before
it is delivered the labor trust Issues orders that
the coul shall not be touched. The mechanic's
family is cold and suffering, to lie tries t . de
liver his own coal and is slugged unconscious
by the "union lal>or trust committee."
AH this Interference with the nffairs of the
people, the violence and criminal ugliness is
first to «ell labor at higher prices than the
market rate and next to show the men WQo
buy labor that they have no right to say how
that labor shall be used, but that the work
man shall say what be shall do, how be shall ,}.,
ins? out pension papers. He had. sworn that
be married only once. The first Mrs. Smith
pom.- time ago believing her husband dead,
applied for a pension as a soldier's widow, but
was confronted with the fact that her husband
was not dead, but married to another woman at
Smith had already received a pension, but an
investigation was begun, which ended in his ar
rest for perjury. The moment he saw hi* first
wife to-day he turned pale and asked to be al
lowed to plead guilty. His case will be dis
posed off to-morrow.
Mrs. Smith, who was formerly Miss Magda
lena Schmitt, of New-York, brought to Pitts
burg with her the Rev. William Koepschen. of
New-York, who brought ■ copy of the church
records showing the Smlth-Schmitt marriage of
forty-four years ago.
Smith was sentenced to be shot in the Civil
War for sleeping at his post, but was pardoned
by President Lincoln. His first wife refused
to prosecute him for bigamy, leaving for home
at noon to-day. • v
it and when. These are the reasons, pure and
simple, and the public— you and I -must suffer
Inconvenience and loss, and ultimately pay all
the bills, for maintaining order by our elfy,
county or State authorities, the total cost of
prosecuting the criminals, and on top of all
that, we the public, must pay whatever raise in
wages Is made to buy off the trouble makers.
It is the people who suffer and pay.
Suppose the "Union" Hour millers go on strike
for a raise from $3 to $•"> a day and tie up or
blow up the mills and finally secure the advance
in wages. That advance must be put on the
price of flour and the people pay it. and also
pay all costs for suppressing the rioters.
So we see a few men become avaricious for
money, form a labor trust, and by coercion
force the rest of the people in the United States
to submit to the impudence and arrogance and
also pay ull the bills. There would be no limit
to the abuse if the "Unions" had their own way
unchecked. Is it not time the people took steps
to protect themselves from this violent and
grasping trust?
Suppose every one of us adopts the Labor
Union idea (labor trust) and by combination
force every one else that doesn't belong to our
Union to buy what we have to sell at our price,
or slug the life out of them.
Let the farmers' union set the price of wheat
at $20 a bushel, nnd picket, assault or kill the
miller and blow up his mill if he tries to buy
wheat at less price of nny one but a "Union"
Then the millers' union sets the price of flour
at $ST» a barrel, and calls every one "scab" that
refuses to buy flour with the "Union Label"
on, and turns over the wagons, kills the horses
and beats the drivers of iiny "scab" miller.
Then everybody, workmen as well as em
ployers, would have to pay about $7H a barrel
extra on every barrel of flour to the little labor
trust of millers. Some one says, "that's ex
treme.'* It It* nor. but is exactly what would
happen if that particular union got power
enough. You see the only limit to the avarl
ciousness of a labor trust is set by the people
at large, when they are abused long and hard
enough to rise and quash it.
Then let the water works "Union" set the
price of $1 a pail for drinking water and l>oy
cott and assault the family that uses its own
well water. "You arc no friend of the Union
man If you don't drink union water."
Finally the undertakers' ''Union" fixes rhe
price of a burial at $850 (any price they set
"goes" for that's the union rale) and the poor
corpse whose relatives can't borrow or beg the.
pricf- to pay The "Union" must go without the
privilege nr be dumped into the street and the
hearse overturned if an independent funeral be
The Oil Trust is a peaceable organization
compared with the riotous, arrogant and law
breaking tabor trust, a menace to every citizen
Including the upright members of the T'nions
Is a public contract to be let, immediately a
demand is made that only "Our Union" be em
ployed find receive the people's money and
threats of all sorts <>f political defeat and dire
disaster are made. Suppose a quarry tru.se
should demand that no other stone be used or
the Steel Trust make similar demand and act
ually tie up the work to enforce "orders."
What a howl would go up But the public
has foolishly cuddled these Labor Unions until
they have become diseased and are a public
menace and nuisance.
Every one concedes the right of any religious
body, fraternal society, or n labor union to set
up rules for their own guidance. Hut they have
no rijrht whatsoever to make laws for the con
trol of other people and when they interfere
and force their presence where they are not
wanted they should be locked up and prose
These labor union manipulators, and some
member a of unions are out and out anarchists
and dangerous enemies to the public.
Their minds turn to anarchy or "no law" just
as true a> a needle turns to the north polo.
Have n careful look at the stock and see.
When a manufacturer cannot afford to pay
the price asked for tabor, the unions. In order
to force him. Ko on a strike, picket, boycott,
riot, and ser up general dis trder. Then the
police fire called in m preserve peace. There
has been no disorder by the man who buys
labor. It is only caused by the men who have
labor to s..|] and who become outlaws, and ban
dits under the leadership of anarchists. The
police are hired by the people's money ro pro
tect the community, bni when these peace offi
cers appear do the Unions show genuine Amer
ican citizenship, nnd that desire for peace, and
the maintenance of the people's laws that
nuirkb the true man and patriot' Never: They
hiss and stone the police, shoot them when they
dare, and when whipped into a semblance <if
decency loudly protest In every possible way
against the presence of police, sheriffs, Militia
or Regulars. Why: Only one reason, they want
to commit crimes and hate anything or any one
that ehei-ks them.
Are discharged from the Unions. Yon see
here the same criminal instinct allied in oppo
sition to the people's protectors. Why da they
want the Militia broken up so they can riot
and burn at pleasure?
This has I n pushed hard bef< re Congress
by the Labor leaders. It is a bill to take away
from the courts any right To issue a restrain
ing order to prevent th*> commission of crime.
Under the present wise Inns for the protection
of rife and property, when it seems dear that
■unking Union men, bandits, ami outlaws plan
to attack other men or destroy property the
court «an Issue an order or injunction com
manding them to desist or refrain from doing
such unlawful act This has been a great pre"
ventative of crime and can never harm any
peaceable person, but the 'Unions" have the
appalling impudence to ask Congress to pass a
bill to tie the bandfl )f every OOUrt !1 lid Ihus al
low the Union strikers full sway to assault
dynamite, burn and destroy wit!. out hindrance!
Does the anarchlsi spirit show?
Wh<n Union men are caught assaulting, bora-
Ing, or in murder, whose money protects them?
Union funds. Are their minds in favor of the
law or of the lawbreakers!
After you have decided whether |hia
sized body of Union members have the criminal
mind or not, have a look al their steady efforts
i" Mop progress and natural growth.
They deny the light t<> young men to learn
a trade. Tins is to keep the supply of workmen
scarce, make high wages for th«> few, and
drive all the balance Into poverty nnd perhaps
crime by lack of chance to learn a trade and
• urn an honest living.
a ie>\ .mil verj few instances, show where
Would Compel Cruel Landlords to Take
Large Families by Ordinance.
Because there are so many Sullivan babies on the
Baal Side who stand an excellent chance of becom
ing aldermen and Congressmen. Alderman "Little
Tim" Sullivan has began a crusade Against cruel
landlords who discriminate against large families
of small children. "Tim" has discovered that many
East Side landlords will not rent apartments to
families with more than four children. Nearly all
the Sullivan families below 14th-st. contain nt least
five children, and some have ten.
Next Tuesday Alderman Sullivan will begin his
humanitarian . crusade In behalf ot the pa
rents of large families by submitting to the
aldermen a resolution for an ordinance pro
Unions honor a contract when it seems to their
interest to break it. The wisely mnnaged Broth
erhood of Lc.comotive Knpineers has become
justly famous for its integrity in this respect,
also the Typographical Union, but the great
majority have shown themselves entirely un
In one <-ase in a court in Onio upwards of 40
Union men swore falsely as shown by the court
ordering the Union books and records examined.
This is hut one of hundreds of cases in the courts
in the last 2C years
They lend themselves ro any sort of crime they
dare perpetrate to prevent other Americans from
earning a ttring.
They seek in every way to prevent immigra
tion when our farmers and housewives Bead
help most seriously.
They encournge workmen to do as little as
They put the botch workman (if he belong to
the I'nioni on the same wages as the skilled
They continually seek means to stop work.
harass those who pay labor and have ruined
countless enterprises that formerly brought
money and prosperity to communities!
Tlio "Union" plan lms been so effectively con
ducted in Knsrliind, by keeping down the output.
"soldierinc" «"•! doing as litrle work as possible.
keeping <>ut hnprored machinery and conducting
all industries under Union rule, thai other CO(B>
tries have taken the business and we «cc a tre
mendous army of "unemployed" nil over Eng
land now crying for work and bread which th«'ir
"Union* 1 rules have driven away.
The Unions will produce the <ame conditions
here if they are not curbed. They have driven
away millions of dollars worth of work in the
past two years by their eternal fight asninst
progress. They stop work and tie up industry
on the slightest pretext.
If this trust be allowed to sirmv and increase
in strength it will dominate and direct every act
of the people— the common people, who are now
abused, tyrannised over, and ihe cost of their
actual necessities ncreased by strikes and labor
troubles, in order to foster the power of rhe
leaders of the trust. It must be curbed and no
time should be lost.
Question, how?
First let every citizen refuse to humiliate him
■elf by joining the nefarious boycott in any case.
and remember the "union boycott" takes a form
called the "union label" by which the unions
say: "Don't*buy anything except that which ire
make. Boycott whatever is made by indepen
dent workmen."
A self -respecting American who has any re
gard for the rights of his fellow man. and for
his own guarantee of freedom, will remember
that many of the finest and most skillful Ameri
can workmen are not union men and do not re
quire a union label on their productions to force
them on the people, but the high character of
their work shows in the articles they produce.
which sell better without ■ "union label" than
with it. This is true of hats, shoes, clothing
and the great variety of human necessities.
The ar--?ance and Impudence of the proclama
tion of me Unions, "buy only of us. all else is
bad," has driven hundreds of thousands of the
best class of buyers to refuse to prostitute them
selves to these "union orders" and they decline
absolutely to buy anything with a union label
on it.
Remember the union lal>el as manased under
"diseased unionism" is the seal of servitude sad
contribution to the most arrogant and abusive
trust "xtant.
When a Beif-respecting patriot thinks of the
demoniacal acta, Indignities and abuses heaped
upon free Americans, in forcing this modern
"diseased unk:iisn>." upon them, in order to sup
port a few trust leaders t alias labor leaders*, it
innkes the blood !«>il and the good old fathers"
spirit of freedom and Justice arise and demand
Of us that we use the sternest measures to free
our people from this new and hated form of
The next Bt< toward freedom is for each city.
town and hamlet to form a Citizens Association
for mutual protection: band together and by
pablic sentiment and act protect your citizens in
their freedom to work when and for Whom they
please, and the freedom of merchants to sell to
whomsoever desirea to buy. despite any "union"
If any merchant' is coward enough to refuse
t<> help defend hi* dry and her p^op-ie. preferring
to lickspittle for the tyrannous "Unions," don't
boycott him. .just let the publi ■ know it and be
will quickly tod that 83 per cent of the paopJe
are not "Tnion" and his cowardice and traitorous
attitude toward his townspeople will bring its
own reward. Then have your citizens Associa
tion agree ta rapport ami protect your kndaa
tnes in continuous activity, particularly when
the "Unions" try to shut t'unn down and thus
seek to ruin the town.
Some, yee many, towns have Buffered untold
loss from being "unionized" and in such it is
easy for the rlrisens to form their associations
for protection, for they have seen the necessity.
I.»t other towns that bare not yet t>een through
the fire take warning and act n time, for no epi
demic of disease can do the financial harm to a.
town thai is sure to come from "diseased union
ism" well started, with the certain following ol
strikes, disorders, assaults, destruction of prop
erty and loss of busineaa.
Let the peaceable Union men join wirh the
other citizens so that they cannot be tyrannized
by their leaders >>r the anarchists and socialists.
There are many Unions so unlawful and ugly
that even rhe national lubor organisation* de
plore their existence and sometittej withdraw
their charters, but this great BtOTemeOi kj citi
7>>n* to protect tb*u»>»elTes does not necessarily
mean the destruction of ;>ll Unions.
It is absolutely demanded by dvjbHc policy
that they in- strongly curbed and held to strict
obserYanee of the law. When they tx>y. .^tt . in
tlinidate ar conspire "in restraint of trade" let
the Citizens Associations' lawyers proceed
against and punish then under the existing laws
and let public sentiment be so prOMta&ced and
outspoken as to force the eriiuinala. to bare a
decent regard for the rights af > ittaeM
classes ami conditions.
l>.,n't hesitate to openly denounce a aolsy,
abusive and unlawful "Union" m:u- and help
lock him 'M 1M 1 'f nereasarj to preserve the peace.
Drop all jour feora of the threats of them
buudtt*. Their boycotts; f;iti Bat or help the Brnt
boycotted If the* hrj to boycott, adrerttse the
fad and the ileveni people \\ HI doublf your busi
ness, ti» a notorious fact that it generally
viding that landlords and agents who shall refuse
to rent any house or apartment to a. family ir.
which there are your,* childr»«n, snail he liable to
a fine, unless they prove before the proper author
&nUffLSJSZ are unmanageable and dis
turb dignity and peace.
"A landlord." said "Little Tim" yesterday. ~wh"»
*°ukl put. • -man out of a flathouse b#waun, his
>?y? y f^h, 01 " scratch^ op th«» wall paper would
sen a franchise, and perhaps commit a felony He
is not • * patriot or w » philosopher He does not
stand in tine with th* Roosevelt i'le of profr«»»*
and happiness In the Republic, an Idea, by the way
which is heartily Indorsed on th» lower Fut Side"
v\ hv. I know a fath»r who wan all over ,w- r»ai
tenfai calling on hi* babies— his own. to &• sure—
beeaune he had to parrel them oat l!k* a lot •*
truck horses after a livery stable has burn«d. No
body would take the lot."
Discovered.— She— What would MB do. Oor*» if
you were left a widower . " -\*T.
H- -oh. X ■ u 9 * pretty much the same as you
would if you were left a wuiow . .
She— Oh. you wretch: And you always told me
you could never love anybody else:— (Pick Me Up.
means defeat of a political candidate to lave
him "indorsed" as a "friend" of the labor unions,
for the hie S3 per cent of sorxl Americana hit*
their tyranny and put it on the shelf when they
have a chance.
It is a hopeful sign to see the "Unions" slowly
chanßing for better, and they must continue to
improve and become more lawabidlng If they ex
pect an indljrnant public to permit them to exist.
One great deterrent is the violent character of
the editors of their labor papers, who persist.
ently misstate fs.-ts and mislead their reale*
by highly colored reports and comments, that
inflame the minds of people led too often by
their prejudice mstead of cool reason.
But slowly the Union man is coming to under
stand that if he becomes a law-breaker In re
sponse to the anarchistic ssgocatlaaa of his labor
paper he must pay the penalty of crime against
his* fellows. When the anarchists, socialist* and
criminals are either driven out or suppressed,
the unions will perhaps then pattern nfrer the
honored Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineer*.
and win respect for their members, by honesty,
uprightness and good citizenship ; thenthe Union
man will he known as ■ capable, thrifty ami hieh
grade workman the old Trade Union Ideal and
the scrubs and pretenders win not be allowed to
flaunt a Union Card as evidence of their right t(»
abuse and maltreat all the balance of mankind.
The Unions as now made up need an Immense
amount of house cleaning sad the public hn*
bees forced by their ugliness to demand it.
Every right thinking Union man knows thi*i
and Is earnest in his desire to have the criminals
expunged, for the peaceable members are de
nounced by the public for their association with
the others.
If the*- high grade men would withdraw from
the mismanaged bands: of outlaws and «ft up ;i
union where good workmanship was the tesr.
and then offer their first class tabs* at even
higher prices than common, with their contracts
made legally responsible, and if it became known
that when a buyer of labor didn't care io pur
chase, This union would peaceably offer its labor
elsewhere, but not go bullying about like n lot
of bandits and lawbreakers, they would then
command the admiration and respect of the en
tire community, for people like to see workmen
prosperous. Observe the high position in the
minds of the public that the Locomotive Engi
neers have won for themselves by just this plan
of procedure.
Many and many a high grade man is an un
willing associate and member of the anarchy
tainted unions, and he peeks freedom somehow,
Help him.
It is no Insult to tell a man he Is in a place
that stinks, he may know and deplore it. but If
! he defends the stinking place he insults himself.
So when you hear a Union man denounce
those who point out the crimes of the fnion*
and seek to purify them, you may know to a
certainty "hat he la of the anarchist, criminal
type :\n<l squirms when the sunlight of publicity
Is tamed upon him. Among this class will be
. found the majority of labor paper editors.
We should. demand of our public officials that
they proceed as they did in the beef trust and
give the people protection from this labor trust
that oppresses the common people more than a
> dozen meat or oil trusts.
What is a cent or two on a gallon of oil as»
I compared with the hundreds of thousands of
decent bread-earners thrown out of work from
time to time, and the hundred* of millions of
dollars in business lost to the people by the
i withdrawal of capital from industry.
It is a common iemark nowadays that no one
but a fool will start a new building or a new
Industry and subject himself to the tremendous
losses, indignities, and worry from the labor
The proposed building operations and new in
dustries that have been abandoned in the past
two year? amount In dollar? and cents, lost to
our work people, more than would keep an army
In meat and oil for a lifetime.
Citizens, high and low. you must rise In your
might and free yourselves from this worst of
all trusts — this startling menace to human lib
erty. It is before you and it«» injuries are felt
by every man but the few easy-living leaders
WOO have by organization of the l."~ of work
men, threatened the complete domination of the
s"> " of unorganized citizens.
This fair country has already been injure*!
hundreds of million* of dollars and its people
subjected to countless scores of indignities by
the labor trust.
We have conspiracy and trust laws. Write
President Roosevelt urging that he direct the
proper government officers to do their duty with
this most ruinous of all trusts, then don't forget
your own duty towards the boycott, the union
label and to organize your towns for protection.
Read this article over again carefully and Act.
C. W. Post.
51, B. You ask what motive inspires me to
pay about $2<>.0<)0.00 to print this "proclamation
of freedom" in the various papers in the United
States sure to bring down on me hundreds more
of coarse, vilifying, abusive letters from labor
union thugs and many kind letters from law
abiding member* of Unions.
The officials of the Labor Commissioner's of
fice of Michigan say I pay the highest wages in
the state for like work. But I will not bow to
the comic opera kings and potentates of the
labor unions or allow them to "unionize* the
Postum factories. Therefore they boycott "Post
nm" and "Grape-Nuts."
I was trained to run my business nnd they
were not ; yet they propose to ami their abuse
ha« been sufficient to interest me in ■ study of
the fearful conditions that confront our country
To day.
The people of the world have given me money
enough to spend in these talks through the
papers in trying to make better and safer condi
tions for the common people, whether the Postum
business runs or not.
Scores of letters have come Is me from work
people and others, some from union men. re
counting their sufferings from union domination
and urging that their cases [„. laid before the
It will not answer for us to only sympathize
with the poor, the oppressed, those who haven't
power enough to drive off tyrants anil resent
oppression, we must help them tie the hands of
the oppressors. Americans must as*.
Some of my forebears In New England left
comfortable homes, to,>; with them the old flint
locks* slept on the ground in rain and frost ;
hungry, footsore, and half clothi-d they grimly
pushed on where the Eternal »;<-«l of Human
Liberty urged then. They wove for me and for
you a mantle of freedom, woven in a lasso, where
the shuttles were cannon balls and bullets and
where swords were used i<> pick out the tangles
in the yarn.
These old. sturdy grandads of ours stood by
that loom until the mantle wan finished, then.
stained with their life blood it % was handed down
to us. Shall I refuse to bear it en my shoulders
because the wearing cost* me ■ few dollars, and
an* you cowards enough to hide yours because
Mas* foreign labor union annrvhist orders you
to strip it off.
! have faith that the Mood of ITTf. still cours
ing In your veins will tingle and call uutil you
waken Then Americans will Act.
C. W. Post.

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