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No. 125.?No. 17,122. WASHINGTON, D. C., SUNDAY MORNING. AUGUST 11, 1907.* FIVE CENTS.
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WIRE STRIKE, I
EVERY LINE
CHICAGO THE ?
Telephone and Railroad O]
raphers and Even the C
Involved ? Western
Sympathet
The Message Which G<
Great Strike ol
Translation: Gen. Grant dr
This message, flashed over tlie w
southward to the Florida everglades,
pliers' strike of 1883, when thousand;
and telegraphic communication thi
paralyzed. The message had been pi
the calculation of the strike manag?'
the telegram would give it widesprea
tiding of the great walkout to ever>
*** a f
\\ ill a similar message go oui uvc
the country tomorrow and cause a*11
munication between distant points'
Telegraphers' Union says it will, an<
ceiving the preconcerted signal wi"
commercial operators to close their ^
where they are employed.
Sp^cIhI Dispatch to The Star.
CHICAGO. August 10.?A (general strike,
including even.- Western Union, Postal and
ommerclal telegrapher in the country and
all operators on the Associated Press and
leased wires of whatever kind, will be
called Monday morning, according to
word received from President Small of the
National Telegraphers' I'nlon. This means
a complete tie-up of the entire country if i
the order to strike is carried out. and there 1
i
* 1 1 1?-? m 5?-?r? a r\f thno<? i
to the heart of the situation that it will
be.
In addition to the I'nited States this new
development w 11 affect Canada, as the
Commercial m. n there are nearly all memWrs
of the International i'nlon and will refuse
to handle messages to the I'nited
States. Tliv natural eons-quence will be a
tie-u;> of commercial business in Canada.
Si> srious did the local situation become
todav tl-.iit hurry-up messages were sent at
one* to Samuel fiompers, president of the ,
Ameriran Federation of I.abor. and Presi- i
d?"nt Small of the National Telegraphers.
Se; rvtary Edward N'ckels of the American
Federation ailvlaed President Gomprs to ,
take the next train for Chicago, and Wesley
Russ-ll of the Telegraphers advised
President Small that the situation In California
was unimportant as compared with
that in Chieago.
Ixx-ally the situation assvmed a new and
dangerous phase today when the strike
threatened to spread to the teamsters
Two wagons from Marshall Field & Co.
and one from Slegel Cooper, loaded with
rot? designed for the Western Union, were
turned baek by the piekets. An appeal was
sent to the teamsters to put the ban on tha
Western Union and Postal companies'
buildings and to refuse to deliver goods
there. II Is not known yet what action the |
teamsters will take, hut the ease with i
which the wagons were turntd hack Is an \
unfavorable indication.
May Affect Telephones.
It was rumored tt?lav that the Com- I
merctal men in thr' b okers' offices who did 1
??* ?. i'ui .i-m< in nn irvriti i.nai" yi iv i ?
cent enjoyed >i\ the other oix.rator.-s would '
?
i*? given a substantial rais** of from 1T? per \
cent to 'Ji? j?or cent if they would remain at 1
work, no matter whether a general strike is j
rail (! or not ?
An attempt was mad today to cripple ,
th?- long-distance teWphnoe service. This
k Tvic* Is op. ratt*(i at Kcdzie avenue and
47th street hy thirty i xp-rts. Thes? men
?u ' iih 11.' i -* mi 11 it- * urn i ue 11 .211 i rit'i, r.t- j
fliers' I'nbn am! any atl mpt to transmit
w hat i urports to he a Western t'nion or
Postal me:-sag' ove r the long distance will
I) * the signal for an immediate strike there.
Kven If th" matt r the-e is smooth *d over i
f??r the present, tlu* men whos ? places can
hardK 1** filled will be compelled to go .
cut with th? other unions \W<ln?sdiy. thus ^
cutting off the lor.g-distance 'phones as well
the wir* service. '
It was said today by the strike leaders 1
tlka.t t! ( able service to th Orient had < i
t?>-? n ?-iitiiv!> tlid up by the str.k This
r<>nlil m t be v.-rifl <1 from out.'ide sourcos.
Th m n. IH'W.-Wr, expertrd this nu?ve to I
HiM omplish results and give the strike an
International plume.
Ti < st<-rni renter toda\ was around Lai&lie
ar.d Van Hurm str?- -ts. A inass meeting
was hfW in the morning at the open
Ixiartl nt" trade r".'ins, at whieh the eonxti
tutinn ?>f the union was suspended for 1
thirty days. and it was announced that a
suit had been tn one of the courts 1
for an injuni tion restraining the national |
l<xjy from Interfering In any way with the ,
conduct of the local strike
Reports of Pickets. I
Reports from pickets received by the lo- 1
ca! union throughout the day Indicated '
that the IVstal and Western Union were in
bad shape, despite the efforts to Import
ctrik?break< rs It was staled that twenty*
five non-union operators hastily recruited
In New York arrived this morning.
Two pickets who made their way to the
main operating room of the Western Union
reported that they had found only four
opciators at work In the wilderness of keys
and switchboards. Two men, they said,
were at work on the switchboards. They
w<re unable to Ret up to the tenth floor,
wl.? re tlie city and Wneatstone wires are
located Minor officials of the oompany
had claimed about the same time that they
bail sixty-five men on the ninth floor and
? thirty-five on the tenth.
v "The Postal is tied up completely," said
^ Secretary L'liirlch of tlie local union. "All
MAY REACH
IN THE LAND
5torm center
perators, Canadian Telegable
Men May Become
Teamsters Threaten
ic Strike.
ive Signal for
f Telegraphers in \ 883 1
opped dead at noon today.
ires from Maine to California and
brought about the great telegra*
of operators deserted their keys
roughout the United States .was
-eviously agreed upon, and it was
s that the startling character of
id attention and thus carry the
.. 1_ 1 .. .. f ^ 1 " 1 . . .1
iiook ami corner 01 mis lanu.
the network of wires throughout
sup in the world of quick com1'resident
Small of the National
1 the tick of the instruments recause
W estern Union. Postal and
:eys and walk out of the offices
the day chiefs have conp out and all the
night chiefs except two. The significant
part of this is that the fourteen day chiefs,
with the exception of three, are not members
of the union. In fact, the strike has
extended right up to the chief op3rator's
desk."
Striking operators today said they detected
the employes of the 'Western Union
getting piled-up messages out of Chicago
by the special delivery malls. One man
said he saw "telegrams'" being mailed by
bushel basketfuls.
Another method <if the company to relieve
the telegram congestion was revealed to the .
men when they received today a novel offer
f :i IH T t P9ITIQ fr/inn Vl ?"? Inn -
V11I? uutil I lie ump UIBiaUL'C IC1C- I
phone girls. The girls are employed by the I
Chicago Telephone Company. These girls
ire not organized Into any union, but they
tolil the union officials that the Western
L'nlon was sending its telegrams to nearby e
towns by long distance telephone, to be
ivlred from these towns by operators who
lad not struck. The girls got Indignant over
heir being made to handle such messages,
hey said, and decided that if the officials
ared for their assistance they would refuse j
o handle these telegrams. The men consid'reil
this aid so seriously a* to bring it up
n a meeting of the executive board early
n the day.
Officials Speak Confidently.
General Superintendent Cook of the West*rn
I'nion said today that his company will
ibsolutely refuse to treat with the strikers. ^
"They are no longer our employes," he ^
said. "We do not know them."
The check boys in the Postal offices joined
In vile strike today, all but two out of the v
force of thirty-five refusing to remain at i!
their posts. The boys are not organized.
but the spirit of unrest was too strong for T
them to resist. They sent a delegation to o
union headquarters, where it was received j'
with a cheer. National Secretary Russel n
said today that he had received no word I
from either the Western Union or Postal r
looking to peace negotiations, neither had
United States I.abor Commissioner Neill ,?
sent any communication.
All attention is being cinter?d on the at- s
titude of the private wire men, who, it is c
confidently assorted, will not strike till v
fleftn'tely ordered by the union. To protect
themselves, various
. M..vu.7 niic nuuara are
equipped with telegraph wires over the sys- a
(em of the Hell '])hone. Railway managers ii
in Chicago do not think their operators will
take any part in the strike of the men of c
the Western I'nion and Postal. At places
where neither of the big companies maintain
a local ofllc^ the railroad men handle
commercial messages under the contracts
ictween the roads and Western Union and ?
Postal companies.
All tiie railroad operators are on the pay
roll ->f the roads. "I do not think we will
nave any trouble,'' said president of one s.
>f the big western roads. "It is not likely
he railroad men will be asked to aid the
strike by refusing to handle comm?rcial A
nessages. Should our men refuse to do rr
>o I hope we won't flnil * rtl?
- " ?? * III
lope our operators will not inconvenience |
lie Western Union or Postal companies by *
pening their keys or otherwise interfersir
with the sending of commercial mes?' o
>ages."
WAIT WALKING ORDERS F
ii
d
STEW YORK MEN READY FOR A a
CALL OUT. t:
c
A
special Dispatch to The Star. t
NEW YORK, August 10.?Perry Thomas. *
% ^
i member of New York Local No. 1<?, Com- 0
nercial Telegraphers, who was today appointed
by President Samuel Small of the
national body deputy president to represent
him in this city, said tonight that on
Monday morning a geneial strike of all the
"K
uiuuu commercial telegraphers in the coun:ry
would be called. This order was directly
from the president an 1 executive
omroittee of the national body of union jtelegraphers,
said Mr. Thomas, and it in- j.
luded newspaper and stock market teleg- fi
aphers. G
If the ord?-r of President Small is oar- J
ied out by the union everA- wlra except ,\
hose operated by the railroaJH telegraphers J'
vill be deserted by the union men, and a t
paralysis in the stock reports of the country
will ensue. The newspapers of the
country will be thrown back upin long
distance telephone for the transmission of
news. S
The general order for a walkout followed
another day of independent strikts
among various locals in the large Ye!ay cen- e
ters throughout the country and indicates o
that President Small and the executive board t]
of the national body have been lorced in lj
line by the unapproved walkouts of the tl
locals In Chicago, New Orleans and other g
cities. In addition to these union locals t. at a
nearrieu meir Keys on i-ruiay reports up 1 t;
to a late hour tonight showed tha' Western
I'nion employes quit work at St. Pa 1!. St.
I.ouis, Miiyn^kee. Omaha. Minneapolis.
Knoxvllle, Nashville, Columbus, Ohio and
Fargo. N. liak. ^
On the Postal Telegraph Company's lines
walkouts were put into effect at Binning- ^
(Continued on Second Page.) b
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KEE
URRIMAN NOT WORRYING
AYS BONAPARTE'S THREAT
ISN'T ON HIS MIND.
Refuses, However, to Talk About
Fine Assessed on Standard
Oil Company. , CHICAGO.
August 10?E. H. Harriman
pent three hours In Chicago today as a
reak in a vacation on tour that will take
m into the far west. He said the trip was
^holl> for pleasure, and that he had banshed
business cares for a time.
in- spem. uie nmt! in ciucago wun juiius
Crullschnitt, director of maintenance of
peration of the Harriman system, who
L'incu Harriman on his trip. Mr. Harridan
announced that he would inspect the
,'nion Pacific and the Southern Pacific
uad-s after his vacation.
"Are you worried about Attorney Genera!
KMt.'paiU- s thr.at against the Harriman
ystem and the results of the interstate
ommerce commission Investigation?" lie
,-as asked.
"I am not thinking about those things
t present, or any other business matters,"
e replied. "They are not on my ipind."
Mr. Hurriman said he did not carc to disuss
the Standard Oil lines.
SUXTAN ADMONISHED.
eishman Warns Him Not to Injure
American Mission.
CONSTANTINOPLE, August 10.?Ambnsivlor
Leishnian has drawn the porte's at?ntlon
to the danger threatening the
.merican mission at Urumiah from the
ilxed Turkish and Kurdish Incursion across
ne Persian frontier. The ambassador emhasized
the consequences which were likely
> ensue should the American missionaries
r tlieir establishments suffer.
Persia Rises to Explain.
V AUgUM XV. ? x lie
'ersian ambassador here was referred to
1 a dispatch from Constantinople yesteray
as saying that tlie Persians who were
Hacked on the frontier of Persia by a deichment
of Turkish troops were trying to
apture the murderers of J. C. Larabee, the
imerlcan Missionary who was killed in
larch, l'.KM, but an Investigation shows
nat me murdered missionary reierreu to
,'as a Mr. t-aird, possibly of the l/rumiah
lission, which was under the supervision
t the late Dr. I?arabee.
The books available in regard to mission
.ork ir. the near east do not mention an
iinerican missionary named Laird.
VENEZUELAN CABINET.
lew Omciais in i^iace ot ministry Hesigned
in June.
CARACAS, Venezuela, August 9, via Wil?mstad,
August 10.?The new cabinet,
urmed yesterday in succession to the mlnitry
which resigned June 22, Is composed as
allows: Secretary general, Dr. R. Garbiras
luzmnn; minister of the interior. Lopez
iaralt; minister of foreign affairs, Jose de
esus Paul; minister of tinance, Dr. Arnoldo
lorales; minister of war. Gen. Diego Kerer;
minister of development, J. M. Herrera
rigoyen; minister of public works, Juan
'asanova; minister of education, Dr. Baldo
PHILIPPINES TO SUE.
tandard Oil to Be Asked for $40,000
Import Duty.
MANILA, August 10.?The Attorney Gen?-o1
lino >u>nn tnc?Ptirtnd hv tllA f? TV I r t m .irit
f Justice at Was ilngton to file suit asair.st
tie Standard Oil Company to recover $-10,000
uport duty on an. old claim dating- bacK to
lie time when the military turned over the
overnment to the civil authorities. The
mount represents the difference between
lie ingtey rate and the present tariff.
Wholesale Arkansas Fire.
LITTLE ROCK. Ark . August 10.?The enire
business section of Portland. Ark., was
estroyed by fire today. Twelve stores and
iglit residences were burned. There is no
re department at Portland and the flames
urned themselves out.
:p ing an eye on mr. bonai*
THE STAB TODAY.
The Star today consists of six parts, as
follows:
Pages.
Part 1?News 1?
Part II-KJItorlnl 8
Part III?Magazine 20
Part IV?Women's anil I'ashlons ?
Part V?Sports *
l"??t VI?Comic Section **
Part One. Page
Telegraphers' Strike General 1
Gas Companies to Pay More Tax 1
Leaders in Local TrouMe Ready for Fray.... 1
How Telegraphers' Strike Will Affect This
City 2
Handbook War to lie Continued f... 2
Had Stock .Slump 'MM Many Rumors.3
Prof. Skinner Gives Up Work 4
Alexandria Affairs 6
In tenia tirna'. Court 6
Kiver Improvements 7
In the Old Dominion * 8
Maryland Fight for Senate 8
Musical Mention ; 0
Dr. W. L. White to Celebrate 9
Financial Page .. 11
Un..,n.uv I# r.o/vr-fa _ 12
News of -the Local National Guardsmen 13
Cla?S-fl?d Ads 14
Classified Ads 15
Turning ou Redmond 13
Part Two. Page
Society 2
Alexandria Society ii
Itichniond Society 3
C la A
Iii the Realm of Higher Tilings 5
As the Cartoonists j>ee the News G
The Squaw Man 6
News of Interest to Automobillsts 6
The Theater 7
Local News 8
Part Three. ?
Page.
THE STATUE. BY EDEN PHILPOTTS*
AND ARNOLD BENNETT 15
Strike-out Sawyer. By George William Daley. 2
Getting Through the Summer. By Hartley
Davis 3
Intercession of the Sea. By ltoy Norton 5
Hoyal Influence ou Fashion. By F. CiiRlIffeOweu
. 7
Problem of the Vanishing Man. By Jacques
Futrelle 0
Lord Brougham's Ghost. By II. Addison Bruce 11
Herrick of the Highways. By Elliott Flower. 13
Part Four. Pije
To Protect New Hampshire Forests 1
Testing Air Strata 1
Paris Fashions 2
Practical Aid tor Artistic Needlewomen li
Mr. I)ooley 4
Practical Housekeeper's Own Corner 4
With King (Jrape ia the Midi 5
Snakes at Clowe ltange 6
Anecdotes Told and About Well-known
People 6
Tbc Impersonator 7
Kaiser Wilbelm in Business 8
Part Five. rage
Cleveland Noses Out Natiouals 1
Empire City Races 1
Keene's Colt lten:a!ii3 Unbeaten 1
1'otcmaca Undecided 1
Potomac Eight Makes a Hit 1
Hatting and Fielding Averages of tlie Na
t lona is n
Early Base Ball Days at Annapolis . + 3
Young Stowaway's Hare Hood Fortune 3
Little Stories of Base Ball l'luyers 3
The Man Who Fanned Casey 3
Activities in I<'ght Harness Circles 4
The American and English Stroke 4
Racing on the Grand Circuit 4
Duke of Guttenberg's Turf Career 4
How Handbooks Followed-St. Asaph's Fall.... 4
Fart Six. r?c?.
Sambo and His Funny Noises 1
Nkodemus Napoleon James Crow, Esq 2
Uncle Geo. Washington Blngs, the Village
Story-Teller 2 ,
Bub?He's Always to Blame 3
Wags?'The Dog That Adopted a Man 3
Brownie Clown of Brownietown 4
DYNAMITED HOUSE.
Then Shot at Owner as He Came to
Window. 1
I NEW YORK. August 10.?A desperate attempt
was made to take the lift of Vincent 1
j Zavatt, an Italian banker, early today by '
dynamiting: Ills home, at Mineola, L. I.. '
and shooting at him when he appeared at a 1
window after the explosion. Mr. Zavatt
( escaped injury. The front if the house 1
was practically wrecked. '
Mr. Zavatt has recently aided the county ;
officials in Hie prosecution of Italian erim- |
inais, and the at:aok is thought to have ;
| been made in revenge. ' (
\v
ARTE.
SERIOUS RACE RIOT
NEGRO SHOOTS A WHITE MAN AT
ONANCOCK, VA.
Special Dispatch to Tlie Star.
ONANCOCK, Va? August 10.?A race riot
of serious proportions occurred here toni'ght.
It was the outcome of a negro named
Uzzel shooting a prominent white man
named Garland Belote. Uzzel is the editor
ot a negro paper. At 10 o'clock It wai
stated that special trains had been ordered
to run south from Pocomoke City, Md.,
and north from Cape Charles, Va., with
reinforcements for this place.
Fo'lowing the shooting a large number of
negroes here made all preparations for a
ri'ot and lay In ambush. The whites were
unprepared and sent word to the neighbor
lng towns for assistance. Several places
responded.
I.'ite Jonight It was reported that four
men who left Onancock for Tasley In a
hack were llred upon a number of times by
negroes from a store on tha outskirts of the
former town. It is not known whether they
were injured. Negroes also lired several
shots through the windows of a northbound
passenger train. No. SO, on tha New York,
uu;i,.^a1?>uu otisl VnrfnlU milrnnd onis'lit
r iiiiauci(Mi<a tiuu ?v?? - a ?
while it was liaising through Tasley. No
one was struck, however.
The arrival of reinforcements from Parksley
and other places Uid the effect of quitting
the trouble. A numler of arrests will
probably be mad-.
PHILADELPHIA. August 10.?Information
received direct from Parksley, Va., by
the Associated Press early this morning
confirms the reported trouble at Onancock,
Va. The four men who left Onancock in a
cab, and who were believed to have been
killed, arrived safely at Tasley. Their baggage
was riddled with bullets. The Identity
of the men could not be learned. The only
connection Parksley had with Onancock
tonight was a single telephone line, which
was closed at II o'clock. At that time it
was said that the white peopie of Onancock
intendud to attack the negioes at daylight
this (Sunday) morning.
PEARY TO POLEP NOT YET.
Arctic Expedition Has Been Postponed
Until Next Year.
NEW IUKH. August iu.?Lonwnanaer
Robert E. Peary's dash for the pole has
been postponed. Failure to complete the
pairs on hie ship, the Roosevelt, has compelled
the explorer to put off his trip until
next year. Throught the Peary Arctic Club
the explorer tonight gave out the following
statement over his own signature:
"Owing to the failure of the contractors
for tile Roosevelt's new boilers to live up to
their agreement the main expedition of the
Peary Arctic Club will be postponed for a
year, and the Roosevelt, when tho work of
repair is completed, will go north on a
flvlns trip to deposit my proposed coal depot
at Blah, Greenland, returning the last
of September.
"In this connection it Is proper to state
that the contract for the construction and
installation of the two new boilers In the
Roosevelt was made upon the assurance of
the contractors embodied In the contract.
"As a matter of fact the boilers are only
just completed and the Installation is yet
to be done. This will require several days
and put the departure of the main expedition
so late in the season as to be inadvisable.
'The question of funds does pot and has
not entered into this unfortunate situation.
The contract for the work was guaranteed
and all payments have been met when due."
HOOSIEB MILITIA OUT.
Pnder Arms to Prevent Disorder' of
* Striking Furniture Makers.
TELL CITY. Ind., August 10?At the request
of Sheriff Wlttmer, Adjt. Gen.
Parry, with the Evansvllle and Hunt Vernon
companies of the Indiana National "
nnarfl arrived here todav to nrevent rilsni
ier growing out of a strike of workers In a
furniture factory.
The Vineennes and Washington eompailea^iave
been ordered to stand in readiness 1
to move here if there are serious outbreaks. ;
For more than a week Tell City has wit- i
n?ssed nightly lawlessness 011 the part of
itrike sympathizers, and as the result of an '
ittaek on the town marshal he shot and fa- 1
tally wounded one of the strikers. 1
GAS COMPANIES
10 PAY MORE TAX
District Assessor Makes an lmportant
Discovery.
PROPERTY NOT ASSESSED
Omission of All Service Pipes and
Connections.
DISTRICT IS HEAVY LOSER
Arrearages to Be Listed?Recent
Official Statement in Court
the Basis.
It was developed at the District
assessor's office yesterday that the
service pipes and gas meters belonging'
to the local gas companies
and in use in the District have escaped
taxation, and because of this
the District government, it is
claimed, has lost thousands of dollars.
This fact was made plain tc
the board of assessors of the Distrirt
it" cairt tTirrmor1i tin* cu-nrn
statement furnished last week by
the Georgetown Gaslight Company
to the court in the hearing on its
application to double its capital
stock. The accumulated taxes collectible,
covering a period of threi
years, according to the assessor
amount to $60,000.
According- to Assessor Griffin, the gas
companies have always contended that thej
did not own the service pipes running fron
the big gas mains to the gas meters In th?
various houses, and therefore In furnishlnf
statements of their realty and holdings t>
the District the service pipes and meter!
were not Included. In their efTorts to Increase
their capital stock the Georgetowr
Gaslight Company is said to have men
tloned these fixtures as part of their prop
erty, and have placed a value upon It.
As a result of" these developments -th?
board of assessors has announced that It
irlll Inpp.inoa f Vm oi oeooo.iil t-olno ^' V>.
Georgetown Gaslight Company |89.8fO, anc
the Washington Gaslight Company fl,(KX>,
000, and that the amount ot this Incrcftsi
will be charged up to these *two corpora
tions for three years past, wtoich actio:
the board of assessors Is empowered t<
take under the tax laws. According 4<
information furnished by Assessor Griffin
this action will result in the District treas
ury being- enriched to the amount of 1<H>.IKK>
Taxed on Mains Only.
On the tax books the companies are taxec
"mains," with no reference to service con
nections. The wording is to bo changed bj
the board of assessors to "mains, 8<-rvic?
pipes and meters." Heretofore ths "mains"
of the Georgetown Gaslight Company hav<
been assessed at only, and those o!
the Washington Gaslight Company at
707. The taxation upon ti.ese companies
lor mis pari 01 tnJir nxiures nas D?en ai
the rate of 1% per cent, which rate is prescribed
by act of Congress.
Since ttie management of the Georgetowr
Gaslight Company made Its statement t<
the court to the effect that it valued iti
"mains, service pipes %r.d meters'' at $89,8^
the board of assessors has b^en actively en
gaged in determining upon what ac-tioi
should be taken in the interest of the I>is
trict of Columbia, knowing, as the member:
do, that on the books at the assessor's of
fice these fixtures are assessed at on'.y JJt.
000. These officials have. It is said upon th<
authority of Assessor Griffin, determined t<
increase the assessment of the Georgetowi
company to the amount sworn to by its
r.'pressntatlves in their statement to th<
court of the valuation of the holdings, as
stated, and to collect upon this increase foi
three years' arrearage. They alro decidei
that the same action sha'l apply to th?
Washington Gaslight Company, and wil' tlj
the amount of the increased assess?c
value of this corporation in proportion witl
the amount of increase for the Georgetowr
company.
1 ne revenue i rum huh increase*! lux wit
ba $2J,000 a year, and if collected for t hr?-t
years, rated in arrears, will amount to approximately
$(K),000, without interest.
Confirmed by the Assessor.
In the absence of the assessor's oftieia
force yesterday afternoon, owing to tin
half holiday, the detui s of the foregoin?
statement were furnished by one of th<
assistant assessors. He, however, ha'
been away from the city, and. lie slated
was not thoroughly familiar with the case
Assessor Griftln was communicated with al
his home, and he confirmed the faois and
figures that have been given.
JIArLUOlUW A1 JIUULVLH.
Suspected It Was of Willful
Origin.
DENVER. Col . August 10 "We liav.
proof that the Are in the depot of the C*?l4>rado
and Southern at Boulder last night was
of incendiary origin," said A. 1>. Parker. vk*e
president of the Colorado and Southern
today.
"The miscreants may not have looked for
the awful results that followed through the
explosion of the dynamite, -but upon their
heads the blame of the catastrophe must
rest. I will not say whom we suspect."
WRECK INJURES FIFTEEN.
Diner and Day Coach on Great
Northern Jump Track.
SPOKANE, Wash., August 10.?Great
Northern passenger train No. 4, the St.
Paul mail eastbounil, was wrecked near
Milan station this afternoon.
The eiiRine. day coach and diner left the
track. Flfceen persons were Injured, some
seriously.
RAILWAY FINED $17,000.
Wisconsin Central Mulcted by Judge
Morris for Rebating.
MINNEAPOLIS. August 10.?Judge Page
Morris, in the I'nited States district court
this aftarnoon, fined t>h? Wisconsin Centra]
Railway Company $17,<Xk) for rebating, of
which it was convicted last April. Burton
Johnson and G. T. Hu?y, freight officials of
tha road, wore fined Jl'.Otm and JI.'Hm re- '
spectively, !?|>a>ing rel)ates to shippers. J
READY FOB TIE FRAY
F
^ Leaders in Local Labor War
Active Last Night.
NOW A TEST OF STRENGTH
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Baltimore Builders Confer With
I 4
Washington Employers.
UNION MANAGERS SANGUINE
Confidence Expressed That Organized
Labor Will Win?Master Me
cnr.mcs Also Hopeful.
Lights burned brightly Iiv the hoa.1?iuarters
rooms of the Employers' Association
until a late hour last nigilt, anil Secretary
Ha'l and his assistants were busily engaged
In preparing for tlie morrow when.
It is said, the struggle for and ajalmt t ?
open shop in the District of Columbia will
begin in real earnest.
There were also signs of unusual activity
i at the places where (he irvrilbers of organize!
labor conjr gate, and the Indira
tions were that they, too. were tightening
up their lines for the promised tight to a
' finish.
Acting on orders from the executive officers
of tlieir unions, one hundred more
1 union mechanics Joined the building trades'
strike yesterday. According to tlie labor
I leaders every building under construction,
where non-union mechanics are employed, is
now tied up and nearly three hundred men
have quit work.
i One of the most important happenings
| last evening was a conference betw,>t n representative
committees of the Ba'timota
Builders' Exchange, comprising a large ml!
jority of the employers of that city, and the
Employers' Association of Washing! >n. Felicitations
were exchanged iml th.' most
cordial relations established, it is raid.
Resolutions were unanimously adopted by
! the Baltimore organization and s -ni t > tho
? local employers.
It was resolved that "the Builders' Exchange
of Baltimore has observed with
! great interest and concern, the arbitrary
and unlawful conduct of tiie building irad<-?
unions of the city of Washington in the r efforts
to force a permanent cosed shop t-ystem
upon that city, and believes that the
Issue Is one that vitally affects the building
Industry of the who'e country; and this association
desires to express to the Employers'
Asroclation of the biflldlng trades of
the District of Columbia Its s-^nse of admiration
and appreciation for the determined
stand that it has taken In opposition
to tut r?' efforts."
Encouraged to Hold Out.
The Baltimore builders further resolved
"that this association urges upon the Employers
Association of the District of Columbia
that It ma;ntafti to the end its
stand for tHc^.UidepenJence of Jts m inUera
and tUe welfare of the building industry,
and this association pledges Itee f to render
any practical assistance In Its p.iwer lo
its sister association whenever It may be re
<iuesieu.r
A copy of the resolutions as adopted by
the Baltiraor bu!ld rs was handed to the
I eommiitee of th local Employers' Ass >olation
and will bj spread on the records <if
the organization by Secretary Hall.
r The ex/cutlve committee of the Electrical
! Workers' Union held a meeting last night
' and made arrangements for a general slrika
, of that craft in the District tomorrow.
; Many of the workingm 'n who have been
ordered on strik'! assembled at Costello s
Hall last night and discussed the situation,
i The leaders encouraged the rank and tile
nun uiu Lfcitci niai ii iae uuuamg iraues
will give "a long pull, and a strong pull
and a pull all together," as one of th?-m < *i
pressed it. victory will perch on the banner
) of organized labor.
3 One of the officers of the Employers' As}
soclation explained tiie scarcity of non.
union bricklayers by saying the employeiH
i did not expect the bricklayers, if they went
. out at all. to lay down their trowels until
3 yesterday afternoon. It -tic.', no particular
ciiui i, iic auucu, wtta umuj to urii'.g uui-<JI
town men here.
At Academy of Music.
1 He sail! a full force of mechanics of nil
? trades was at work on the Acad my of
Music Job, which is inuoor work. Most of
? the other work Is outdoor, and it is th ?*x-'
1 pectation to have It in operation as soon as
i possible after today.
j "We do not expect a large per cent of
' the union m?n to be at work Monday morn1
ing," it was added, "but it will not lie long
' before many of them will want to return to
their old Jobs."
It is said Sscr tary Hall was kent b isv
yesterday registering mechanics, principally
carpenters and painters, and before he
closed Ills registry last evening he had entered
the names of thirty-live carpenters
. who desired to start to worl: tomormw
morning, lie .said lie also had <iuite a list
? of painters, but that so far but one job wag
; affected by the strike of painters.
Official Labor View.
In discussing the strike the Trades I'nion'
ist of yesterday, the official organ of thtj
j Central Labor Union and the Allied Build- .
i ing Trad"S, said:
"The lockout-strike has gone into general
effect. To attempt to review the causes
which have led up to the drastic action
taken by organized !:il>or would fill all the
space In the columns of this paper. That or
ganized labor exhausted all the means in
Its power to bring at out a peaceful settlement
there ran be no doubt; that the crn
plovers. defiant and arrogant, have been doing
and intend to do a'l In their power to disrupt
organized lulor there also can be no
doubt, that the association has been In
touch and Is receiving aid from outside
sourc. s is llrmly believed by many, we believe
is true, and the appeal of its membersh
p to tlie business men of Washington to
lend them aid and moral support should
ivceive scant attention. The responsibility
for the dispeace and financial loss to the
community rests with the Employers' Association.
m its: endeavor to accomplish an
impossibility?the destruction of organized
labor. Let us add to Vhe business men
who listen to its specious arguments arid
side with it in this light rather than
lend your aid in bringing about a speedy
and satisfactory settlement. If you g^t
caught between the upper and nether millstones
you have no one to blame but yourself.
'Jvabor omnia vlncit!"
"The question of the open or closed shop
is the factor in t) e fight, and that the battle
is to be fought was definitely settled by
the action of the carpenters at their joint
meeting in the armory Tuesday night, and
the bricklayers at their meeting Wednesday.
when !t was ..ecid'd to strike nobly !n
defense of t lie right to organize an J stay
organized. This paper was in hopes that
tlu* contending factions might got together
and avert tlie strike, but the defiant atthule
of the Km]>.overs' Asyoei itlon Ins preelu.led
a peaceful settlement."
MR. DOWNEY S VIEWS.
Says His Position on Labor Situation
Has Been Wrongly Interpreted.
Til the Editor of Tli Slur:
I not!'*- that in Friday's edition of Th?
Star you quote extracts from a l<?tt?r addressed
by 111 * to the Employers' Assoc!*JK

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