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7he Net Circulation oj the. Washington Herald Yesterday Was 42,015
Brockdorff-Rantzau Also
Talks for Plebiscite in
Lloyd-George and Wilson
Criticised?Repa rations
Section Now Complete.
London. June 11.?Emboldened by
tile reports of essential concessions
and by the delay tn the allied answer
to their counter proposals, the Ger
man peace delegates at Versailles are
bringing up new demands, today's
dispatches from Paris show.
Not only is Count von BrockdorfT.
Rantxau now insisting that Germany
must have back at least some of her
colonies, though under the league of
nations mandatory, but he Is talking
of the necessity of a plebiscite in j
A Isace- Lorrai nc.
I.loyd <ieorgr Again Attacked. j
This new development has given
fresh impetus to the opponents of,
Premier Lloyd George's peace policy, i
led by L?rd Northcliffe, whose organs '
for weeks have been accusing the j
prime minister of "weakness and j
vacillation." The Evening News and I
the Star late today publish the news j
from Paris about the stiffening of the |
German attitude under ? "streamer" j
Equal prominence is given to Wash-1
Ington dispatches carrying Senator
Knox's resolution, emphasis being
given to that part in which It is stated
the Senate cannot ratify the treaty
as it now stands.
VA ashington news dispatches abqut I
the Senate's actions are crowding bp- f
portant Paris and domestic news from j
the front pages of leading British
Journals, and columns of editorial
comment are devoted to the subject.
Take Shot at Wllann.
"Wilson has got himself up a gum i
tree." says the Daily Express. "HIj
was the idealistic policy ^'open di
plomacy.' He was the enormous Dem
ocrat, come to Europe to be chief
among equals in the 'Big Four.' He
came in state, troops and cavalry ac
companying his goings here arid In
"He was iin troth the 'big noise''
for open diplomacy. Then came the |
Senate and wished the peace treaty
made public before ratification. Wil
son. hurt and angry, points out the
Impropriety and impossibility of such
demands. He may be right. Open
diplomacy or secret diplomacy?which
does Wilson want? He cannot be
right in two irreconcilable opinions.
It is for him to choose?for himself." I
Reparations Section Completed.
Paris. June 11.?The big four to-i
day completed the reparations sec
tion of thi reply to the German'
counter-proposals and ordered this,
portion of the note to be printed
Immediately. It is understood the i
allies refused to fix a definite sum'
for indemnities.
Of the sixteen commissions study- :
ing the counter-proposals, all have'
reported except that one handling,
the economic section.
The commission on Hungarian.'
Rumanian and Bohemian boundar- j
turned in its report this morn-1
Ing The warfare Involving Hun-1
gary. Rumania and Bohemia also!
was to be taken up. Allied and Ger
man financial experts conferred in1
Versailles today.
Economics Discussed.
Chancellor Renner's first note in
protest against the Austrian treaty,,
delivered today, takes up the eco
nomic situation and declares the I
treaty renders industrial and com-1
menial life in Austria impossible:
Premier Orlando, as the result of
Instructions from the Italian Cabi
net. is reported to have rejected
th- latest proposed solution of the
Adriatic question, which included!
ind< pendence of Flume.
The French press is wrought up|
ov<-r the idea of including the Ger-|
mans in the league sooner than at I
first planned, some of the news-'
papers declaring flatly that France!
wtl' not be a member if Germany I
is taken in immediately.
The Turks are en route hero
aboard the French battleship Dem
ocratie. They are coming merely as j
"experts.'" not being vested with
plenary powers. They will be quar
tered at Vaucresson. between Ver
sailles and St. Cloud.
Tonne Tnrks Blamed.
The Turkish delegates, it is un-|
. derstood. will undertake to place
the responsibility for Turkey's part!
In the war on the Young Turk
party. It Is said they will agree to
separation of Armenia and other
e<-ctions of the Ottoman empire, but
will object to the Greeks occupying
A Jewish committee, of which Ju
lian Mack is chairman, and which
Included representatives of the United
States and other members of the as- j
soeiated powers, has filed a formal
appeal with the Peace Conference,
urging the further carrving out of
the principle of protection for racial
religious and linguistic minorities as
brought out .in the Austrian treaty
Thi committee proposed inclusions I
In the peace treaties of provisions
for admission of Jews to c'tlienship
of the countries they Inhabit as
well as full protection of their're-l
ligtous. civil and educational rights I
The treaty is likely to bt pre
sented to all allied and associated
powers parliaments for ratification
the week beginning June 23. ac
cording to Information from reliable
sources today.
Davison as Head of Red
Cross Sought Copy and
Received It.
Brought to New York and
Given to Root Who
Showed Lodge.
The responsibility Tor the "leak"
on the peace treaty from Paris to
Wall Street has been definitely traced
to Thomas W. Lamont, a member ot
the Commission on Reparations of the
Peace Conference by appointment by
President Wilson, and a member ot
the firm of J. P. Morgan & Co.
It was Mr. Lamont who gave a copy
! of the treaty to Henry P. Davison
in Paris on May 9, not in their ca
pacity as bankers "but as members of
the Red Cross. The copy was brought
to New York by Mr. Davison and
given to former Senator Elihu Root,
who showed it to Senator Lodge. It
was this copy which Senator Lodge
held in his hands and studied "for
an hour and a half" as he informed
the Senate in presenting the charge
that the treaty was in Wall Street j
These facts were clearly established |
yesterday morning when the Senate
Committee on Foreign Relations in
opening the investigation of the "leak '
heard the testimony of Mr. Root, Mr.
Davison, J. P. Morgan and Frank A.
The chain of transmission from Mr.
F. P. Walsh and E.F. Dunne!
Urge Wilson to Help
Them Get Hearing.
Paris. June 11.?The long-sought-fce. ;
often proposed interview between the
Irish-American delegates and Presi
dent Wilson took place at last today.
Frank P. Walsh and Bdward F.
Dunne, former governor of Illinois,
had a long talk with the President.
They urged him to bring all his in
fluence to bear toward winning the j
British government's approval of the
chosen representatives of the Irish
republic coming to Paris and laying
their country's case before the Peace
President Wilson was further ie
quested by the two delegates to force
an investigation of the British treat
ment of Irish political prisoners. They
urged that the American peace com
mission carry out to the fullest ex
! tent both the letter and the spirit.
of the Senate resolution regarding]
! Ireland.
El Paso, June 11.?Skirmishes be- j
tween advance elements of Villa-An- |
geles' troops and reconnoiterins !
parties of the Juarez federal garrison j
took place today in the eastern out
| skirts of Juarez.
| The main body of rebel forces was ;
reported to have reached San Augua- J
1 tin. sixteen miles east of Juarez.
Juarez bustled with activity this
: evening. Bugles were blowing and
detachments of soldiers , marched
through the streets. Preparations
were being made to resist the Villa
attack expected at dawn tomorrow.
Official advices today show reports
that Villa forces were threatening
Juare* to be untrue, the State Depart
ment announced.
Richmond. Va, June 11. E. L.
Young shot to death Ethel ShiffletJ
wounded her sister, Maggie, andi
killed himself in a rooming house
here today, according to the police.
The dead girl was 14. Her sister
i. II.
| Letters In Young's pockets showed
that jealousy was the cause of tie
shooting, the police said.
Hungarian Advance Reported.
Vienna. June 11.?Fresh Hun
garian advances against the Czecho
slovaks and Rumanians are report
ed in fiudapest despatches late to
Penalty for Nonpayment
Of Gas Bills Arouses Ire
Of Congressman Tinkham
Tells Public Utilities Commission Washington
Is Only City which Permits Charge,
And Demands Legal Authority.
Representative George Holden Tink
ham, of the Subcommittee on District
Appropriations of the House, last
night addressed a letter to the Public
Utilities Commission asking by what
! right the Washington Gas Light Com
pany exacts a charge of 10 cents per
1,000 cubic feet for gas when the con
sumers fail to pay bills within ten
In his letter Representative Tlnk
ham points out that public service
corporations in other municipalities
offer a cash discount as an induce
ment for prompt payment of bills.
He says that he knows of no pub
lic service corporation which exacts j
such a penalty either with or with
out public authority.
The section of the order of the j
Public Utilities Commission issued!
Omsk and Archangel Gov
ernments Reported as
Forming Coalition.
The Omsk government and the!
Archangel government have com
bined, it is stated here, to establish
an "All Russian government" which
is to be run. if neoessary. without,
suggestion or dictation from the
League of Nations.
It was stated from Archangel
sources to government officials here j
some weeks ago that that state
proposed to join the Omsk govern- j
ment and especially on its Pan
Russian plan. It is now known more
deftnlfely* that the Pan-Russian plan
is to let the League of Nations ac
tion, with rtspect to Poland and
Esthonia alone, but to make settle
ment directly with the country of
the Letts and the Ukraine. The ob
ject of the Pan-Russian govern
ment will be to force. If possible,
both Letitia and Ukrainia back intj
the central Russian government
when finally established at Petro
Some of the officials say that this
pretentious program has probably
behind it a plan not yet revealed to
appeal to the Bolshevik! to join the
All-Russian movement and that thrt
success of the appeal will depend
on the relative strength of the
Omsk and Archangel armies com
It is thought that the Bolsheviki
will rather continue their fight for
the mastery of Russia than surren
der now for patriotic reasons if
they can maintain their military
hold on central Russia, including
Petrograd and Moscow.
Columbia Lodge, No. 174, Interna
tional Order of Machinists, strong
ly went on record as favoring light
wines and beer last night, at a spe
cial meeting in Naval Lodge Hall,
and decided to be represented In
the demonstration to take place at
the Capitol June 14.
A committee on arrangements for
participation in the demonstration
was appointed by President W. W.
Keeler, a3 follows: J. C. Brannan,
M. E. Lockeman, Joseph Tracey.
Paul Donnelly and Hugh Rankin.
! Vienna, June 11.?A protest against
"spiritual and economic enslavement
imposed by the peace terms" is con
tained in a resolution adopted by the
German-Austrian People's Council.
A manifesto has been issued invok
ing the right of self-determination
in accordance with the Wilsonlan
Lawrence, Mass., June 11.?Mrs.
Bessie Msy (Sktels) Lundgren. a
nurse charged with the murder by
poisoning of Mrs. Florence Gay. a
retired school teacher, was carried
into court today, weak and pallid, to
hear Miss Edith Win-slow, prosecu
tion witness, describe the death of
the aged woman.
The former nurse is charged with
causing the death of Mrs. Gay by
poison. She Is also under indict
ment in New Jersey for the alleged
murder of her brother.
March 15. 11, of which he asks an
explanation reads:
"That if any private consumer of
gas aha 11 not pay monthly any gas
bill within ten days arter the same
shall have been presented, the gas
company may collect from said con
sumer ten cents additional for each
1,000 cubic feet of gas represented
by said bill, as now required by
Commissioner Gardiner yesterday
said that no discrimination is being
shown by the Washington Gas Light
Company in collecting an additional
10 cents per 1.000 cubic feet from cus
tomers who allow their bill to remain
unpaid for ten days after rendition.
"The additional charge." said Mr.
Gardiner, "is allowed the company by
Congress. It applies to every cor
poration and individual in the Dis
trict. Absolutely no discrimination
1* being shown in the matter of ??.?!
lections between individuals and
"I do know that in many cases the
company has been most lenient in
collecting the additional amount from
individuals because they believed
that .some were confused by the new
method of collection.
"The District and Federal govern
ments are exempt from the additional
charge, and in my opinion 1t is not
fair that the government gets gas
cheaper than the individual. I think
that if the citizen is charged an addi
tional sum for tardy payment of bills,
the government should be made to
pay in the same manner.
"If the gas company does show len
1 iency toward large business interests j
and holds the private consumer to the <
letter of the law we will see that con- j
ditions are changed."
One citizen who allowed his bill]
I to run the limit did not find any
Administration headers De
clare President Will Hold
Off Drouth Until Jan. !.?
Last American Soldier,
Aside from Regular, to Be
On Way Home Today.
President Wilson will, by procla
mation, abolish war-time prohibi
tion scheduled to become operative
on July 1. administration leaders at
the Capitol asserted yesterday.
There is no indication that the
House Judicialy Committee proposes
to act upon the recommendation
made in his mp??agc that the ban
be lifted on beer and light wines
and direct action is expected oy
the President before he leaves Pari.*
after the peace session*.
According to the schedules of the
War Department, the last Ameri
can soldier listed to board trans
ports from oversea?, outside of the
regular army of occupation and the
Quartermaster's Corp.* and other
Units left behind to clean up, will
bi? on the way homo today.
Demobilization Completed.
Upon this fact members of the
House and Senate asserted yesterday
the President probably will base his
action. It will be in effect, that the
process of demobilization has to all
practical intents and purposes been
D. C. Employes Denounce
Proposed Salary Cut
The fight of the District employes,
.ho are effected by the proposed
cut In salaries on July 1
I carried to the WWte HoU? ?|
necessary. ,
' Such was the announcementU*.
night at the meeting of Ix>ca
Union No. M. Municipal SecUon o :
the National Federation of Fedcra
employes at the Pythian Temple. |
The employes, who state e .
.allv that they are not strikers.
|lur are in any way afBliated with ^
mm editor
Zureventlow Declares Huns
i Expect Few Crumbs I
From Peace Table.
I Berlin. June 11 -Disputes among the
I all.es at the peace table are "famib
1 Quarrels." and Germany, being out
? side the -family." would
to build any hopes upon them, for
Where is no chance of the host.le al
ii lance being disrupted.
I With this argumeat. Count
' Zureventlow, leading
! tlrebrand. counters 'n h.s Deu^ch
Tages Zeitung the widespread view
I uT Germany that the allied coal, ion
lmaV collapse and Germany m.ght
!utm snatch a diplomatic victory out
I Of the jaws Of military defeat.
1 -we ourselves arc to blame for
I the severity of the peace terms." i?
the main thread of his logic. He
1 bitterly denounces the weakness of tne
I German governments since
Max of Baden, admitted Germany s
war guilt instead of proving her in
nocence, which he says would have
been an easy thing. Thus, he avers.
I Germany allowed the "French *"*
English Machlavellis" to conv.nce
President Wilson she alone is
? blame, and for him to abandon his
1 fourteen point3. .
Schooner m Blaze,
Warship Saves Crew
Halifax, N. sTTT 11.-Their ves
sel aflame 1,000 miles off the New
foundland coast the captain and
crew of the three-masted schoonei.
j B. Kitchen, en route from here
to Ireland, laden with lumber, were
rescued today by the French cruiser
A high Bea was running and
rescue was effected with extreme dif
ficulty. The ship and the crew ? per
sonal belongings were abandoned.
Believe Snb Sank with" Crew.
| London, June ll.-The Admiralty an
nounced today that one of the British
submarines operating in the B*'"e
has been overdue since June 4 and Is
assumed to have been lost with all
t the City Employes' Union which
Joseph N. Hurley is president, re-;
sented the fact that there seems'
\t<y be a misunderstanding to Vtis
| effect. "We are not strikers and
won't strike." they say.
The proposed cut in alaries, it
[was brought out last i ght. which
amounts in some case* to 50 per
cent, will make it almost impossible
for some of them to exist, once
the cut is made.
Immediately upon the arrival in this
city of Samuel Gompers. president of
the American Federation of Lrfibor.
from the conference at Atlantic City.
N. J., it was announced, the mat
ter will be laid before him for ac
tion. ~Tt iA understood that the em
ployes have already enlisted the sup
port of the A. F. of I,, and that
President Gompers i8 ready to take
up the cudgels in their behalf.
Engineer Commissioner Col. Charles
W.Kutz. whose department is affect
ed by the proposed salary cut, was
roundly scored last night for his per
sistence in attempting to reduce his
employes' salaries after the Wage
Board had recommended that they
stay where they were.
A resolution was adopted by the
union whereby n committee of three
was appointed to call on the com
missioners and ask that the union
be represented at Wage Board hear
Japan has practically achieved mas
tery' of the Pacific and now possesses
the sole means of securing unrestrict
ed entrance for her immigrants into
the United States and Australasia.
This and other charges equally as
grave against tha, Japanese Empire
are contained in the independence
plea of the people of Korea which
has been presented to the Peace Con
ference. Copies of the petition were
received in Washington yesterday.
"The vital interests of the world?
especially the Asiatic interests of
France and the Asiatic and Pacific
interests of Great Britain and the
United States?demand the dis-annex
ation of Korea and the liberation of
her people from Japan," says the
petition, which was tendered the con
ference by Kiusic Kimm, delegate of
the provisional government of the
Republic of Korea.
New York. June 11.?w. K. Van
derbilt, Jr., resigned today aa pres
ident of the Big Four Railroad, and
A. H. Smith, president of the New
York Central, was elected to suc
ceed him. The same action was
taken with respect to the Canadian
Southern, Lake Erie and Western
and other New York Central subsl
Wounded Yanlu in Scotland.
Leith. Scotland, June 11.?The hos
pital ship Kalyan. with more than
100 American soldiers aboard, arriv
ed here late yesterday from Arch
Congressional Strike Probe
Is Urged by Wire Workers;
9,000 Out,Declares Union
Konenkamp, International
President of Union, Ex
pects 18,000 Men Out
Within Very Few Days.
Estimates 90 Per Cent of
Postal Workers and 40
Per Cent of Western
Union Have Quit?Gives
Figures by Cities.
Chicago, June 11.?S. J. Konenkamp,
International president of the Commer
cial Telegraphers Union, tonight ex
pressed satisfaction over the progress
of the wire strike which went into
effect at 7 o'clock this morning.
He said figures received tonight show
9.000 operators went out, and estimated i
the total would be 15,000 before the
strike has progressed many days and
all reports are received.
Postal Hardest Hit.
Of the two principal companies in- !
volved, Mr. Konenkamp estimated 90^
per cent of the Postal Telegraph and
'Cable Company's men had gone out, ,
and that approximately 40 per cent
1 of the Western Union men had quit. ,
Many non-union operators had gone
out, together with clerks and mes-'
| sengers.
I From larger cities. Mr. Konenkamp
said, he had reports that 1,000 opera
tors had gone out at New York; 600
at Chicago; 200 at Pittsburgh; 25 at
San Francisco; 300 at Philadelphia. '
' and 2M at Detroit.
No Bo.ion Reports.
' No report was received from Bo.ton I
and several other large cities. At |
New Orleans 9?0 telephone and tele- j
graph operator* went out
Whether union operators employed ;
on broker circuits would be called
out had not been decided. Mr. Konen
kamp said The question is being
urged, but before any action is taken
a vole of the eastern and western
[broker divisions of the Commercial
I Teiesi antlers' Union for a strike
j would be required.
Grade Teachers' Union Ad
1 dress President Hamilton
! Of Board of Education.
With their salaries originally Insuf
flcient for their needs, and this situ- I
atlon aggravated by the failure of j
the Board of Education to pay them j
off in full last pay day. the Grade1
Teachers* Union yesterday addressed
a letter to George R Hamilton, pres
tdent of the Board of Education. ask- |
ing him to explain the why and
wherefore of the situation that they .
may be guided accordingly
The teachers feel that if the fact ]
of the alleged deficiency was not
known. somebod> is responsible fori
not knowing it. If <he fact was
known, the teachers claim, somebody i
is responsible.
To some of tl.e teachers, it is claim- i
ed. a delay of three or four days ;
and an arbitrary deduction may have |
been a trivial matter to be explained
away with a terse paragraph or two.
but to many, they claim, it is more
serious than will ever be known.
The delay in salary, it appears. ]
made it necessary for many teachers
changing their plans altogether. It
necessitated looking elsewhere for
funds to meet the board bill room
rent, house installments and other in
sistent demands. These obligations
the teachers must meet promptly or
W. Freeland Kendrick
Heads Mystic Shrin^
Indianapolis. Ind.. June 11?W.
Freeland Kendrick. Philadelphia,
today was elected Imperial poten
tate of the Ancient Arabic Order.
Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, domain
of North America.
He succeeded Elias J. Jacoby, In
dianapolis. :
Ellis I* CTarretson. Tacoma, Wash.,
became deputy imperial potentate, j
, and Ernest A. Cutts. Savannah. Ga? j
| moved forward to imperial chief
! rabban. James S. McCandless, Hon
olulu. went forward from imperial
priest and high prophet to imperial
assistant rabban.
Bolshevists Win Battle
Over Kokhak, Is Report
London. June ll.-Another Bolshe
vist victory over the forces of Ad
miral Kolchak Is announce'! in an
official Russian wireless message. The
Bolshevlkt recaptured Ufa. taking
?,000 prisoners, the measage states.
Union and Company Heads
Issue Conflicting State
ments as to Strike.
New York. June 11.?At the end
of the first day of the general strike;
of telegraph operators and other
employes of the Western Union,
Postal, American Telegraph and
Telephone and associated compan
ies, estimates by the heads ot th*
companies and the union niflcisls as
to the number of men and women i
who nave obeyed the strike order,
wtro wid'-Iy at variance.
"So far as the Western Union is!
concerned, the strike is a failure," ^
said Newcomb Carlton pr^*<4rnt orj
the company. "Just 166 nf the 40.-j
000 employes of the company were
absent from work today. Of the |
3.646 employes in x the Metropolitan '
Division, only twelve per cent went,
out on strike. The cables are not |
affected nor was the stock exchange j
affected in the least.*
In reply to this statement. Percy)
Thomas, deputy International presi-j
dent of the Telegraph unions said:
Says 25.000 Are Oat.
"The number of Western Union em
ployes present at our meeting today
is a direct contradiction of Mr. Carl
ton's statement that only twelve em
ployes of the company have obeyed
the strike order. There are approxi
mately 1,000 on strike in this city
alone, and most of these ire West
ern Union employes. There are from
15.000 to 25,000 out in the various cities
of the country. In Boston the opera
tors employed by the Postal went out
to a man. The Western Union also
was greatly hampered in that city. In
BufTalo the Postal men are practically
all out
"Reports from all sections east o:
Chicago show a tremendous wave of i
enthusiasm for the strike. The pick
eting system produced great results
in New York today. Many operators
going to work who had not been in
formed that the strike was on were
induced to join the ranks of the strik
ers by this means. The plan is to
be extended to other cities.
May Cripple Broker*.
"The most important development
today was the adoption of a resolu
tion at the meeting of New York
Council. No. 1*. this afternoon de
manding that President Konenkamp
call upon all the operators in the
brokerage houses in the United States
and Canada to join the strike. This
will affect approximately 3.500 men
and women."
Referring to a statement by Presi
dent Carlton that the company was
not discriminating against union men
and calling the strike * "sympathy
strike." Mr. Thomas said:
"This is not a sympathetic strike.
It is a direct demonstration against
the Western Union because of the un
fair methods of the present manage
ment. **
Vice President Reynolds, of the
Postal Telegraph Company, admitted
this afternoon that from L*0 to 30 per
cent of the operators employed by
that company had responded to the
strike order. Nevertheless, he claim
ed that the company would not be
greatly hampered in handling the
usual amount of business.
Philadelphia. June 11.?Miss wane
Kane. self-styled common law
widow of James M. Munyon. pat
ent medicine manufacturer, today
through her counsel settled her
suit against the doctor's estate.
The amount the claimant will re
ceive through compromise is be
lieved to be lower than the $80,000
asked for.
Miss Kane claimed a widow's
dower in the estate. Testimony
was introduced tending to show
"Dr." Munyon had permitted her to
be known as "Mrs. Munyon."
Delegation of Washington
Keymen Will Call Upon
Senator Watson for Aid
Today?Burleson Con
fines Activities to Issuing
Lengthy Statement
Western Union Declares
Business Unhurt?Em
ployes Take Issue.
Congress today will be urged
to intervene in the wire contro
versy between the Western Union
Telegraph Company and it* oper
atives with the view of determia
ing whether or not the corpora
tion has discriminated against em
ployes because of their affiliation
with organized labor.
A delegation of striking keymen
will call upon Senator James E.
Watson of Indiana and urge that
he press his resolution for a hear
ing on the wire trouble to an early
The union operator* in the office*
of the Western Union and Postal
Tel (irrupt) companies walked out tn
compliance with the order of 8vlvaster
J. Konencamp. president of the Com
mercial Telegraphers' L'nion promptly
at S o'clock yesterday morning.
Company \nt n?rrleii
"We do not know that a strike la
in progress," was the statement of
W. R. Williams, manager of the West
ern L'nion Telegraph Company here,
last night.
"Aa far as I know not a man or
woman has left the employ of the
company," he said.
Union officials characteriaed thia as
a "lying, deceitful statement," typical
of Western Union methods.
"I challenge Jlr. Williams deny
that the Misses E. X. Stafford. A
M. Gaisk. X. B. Gibson, M. Kaufman,
Louise Boyd. Mary Davie, M. N M< -
Gilt Alma D. Monroe. Pauline Caw.
Pattie McBrlde, Vesta Tanner, Ida
Bladd and Mrs. E. V. Berry did not
leave their work with score! of
others." aaid F. H. McDowell, of the
executive board of the union.
All Multiplex Operator*.
"I merely give these names to show
that the t\ estern Union has no re
gard for the truth These ?irls are
all multiplex operators, handling on
an average 300 messages a night, and
they received word before even the
strike went on to shut down channel
wires on account of shortage or
force," he added.
Postmaster General Burleson made
a brusque entry In the strike yester
day when he Issued a statement de
claring that "the present strike of
wire employes is wholly without Jus
tification." and In which he belittles
its extent.
This constitutes Mr. Burleson's aele
activity since the beginning of the
strike. With the exception of his In
vestigation of conditions at Atlanta,
where the controversy between the
| telegraphers and the Western l'nion
, led to the present trouble he made no
I effort to conciliate the men and the
companies. His statement vesterday
I afternoon, moreover, indicates that he
i is against the action of the members
of the Commercial Telegraphers' Un
I ion in stopping work.
Out of the ninety-eight telerra
j phers employed by the Postal Com
ipanv. according to F. W McDon
ald. president of the local union.
, ninety-three struck at the appoint
j ed time. The number that left
| the Western Union at 8 o'clock yes
jterday morning is said to be about
! ion.
Following the walkout, members
i of the union held a mass meeting
i in Perpetual Hall to discuss all
| phases of the situation. Commit
tees were appointed to further the
| work of the union during the time
that the men and women are out.
E*-|? resident * peaks
Sam Small, former International
president of the union, addressed
(the meeting and set forth the fact
I that the cause is just and ?annot
lose. All present enthusiastically
i greeted Mr. Small's proposal to
' man the guns until the companies
i "came through."
Miss Ethel M Smith, of the Wom
en's Trade Union League, assured the
strikers that her organization would
as far as possible stand behind the
strikers and give what Resistance It
could In helping the women employes
of the telegraph companies during the
; time the strike is In progress.
I Following the meeting in Perpetual
1 Hall, the strikers marched to the of
j tices of the Western L'nion Company
? and stationed pickets. All employes
? coming to work were stopped and
urged to ally themselves with the
I strikers
Committeemen appointed at yester
I day's mass meeting are as follows:
I Finance. E. A. Johnson. C. E. Jetton
1 and A. O. Van Fleet; legislative con
| mittee. Sam Small and L. E. Anstrora.
the third member will he named to
day : press committee. Sam Small.
; Clyde Smith and Joseph Mockery.
committee to take action on matter
: of government, key men taking the
places of strikers: J. E. Done fan A_
' Prtw and W. E. Phillips; entertain*
roent. William \V. Fitzgerald. Ida
I Bland and John Benton.
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