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THE EVENING STAR
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No. 17,783
WASHINGTON, D. C., THURSDAY, JUNE 3, 1909-TWENTY-FOUR PAGES
TWO CENTS.
SCOLDED BY STONE,
ALDRICHJS CROSS;
Denies Intending to Affront
German Government and
Will Not Retract.
CHARGE OF IMPERTINENCE
NOT AIMED AT THE KAISER
Missourian Resents Personality In
dulged in by Rhode Islander.
1 HOTLY CRITICISES COLLEAGUE
"Utterances Impolitic if Not Im
polite"?Considers Defense In
adequate, But Thinks Eulogy
Will Sugar-Coat Pill.
Senator Aldrich's recent characteriza- |
tlon of the course of any government
which might send to this country an
anonymous statement concerning prices in
the foreign country with a view to in
fluencing legislation was made the sub
ject of an acrimonious colloquy in the
Senate today between Mr. Aldrich and
Senator Stone.
The previous remark of Mr. Aldrich was
based upon the fact that in response to a
request from our own State Department
t!.e German authorities had forwarded to
this government statements of manufac
t ires concerning the rate of wages in
Germany, with a request that the names
of the manufacturers be not used.
"Impolitic, if Not Impolite."
Senator Stone brought up the question
soon after the Senate convened by reading
a cablegram from Berlin, in which it was
stated that the German government had
taken offense at Mr. Aldrich's language,
because of the important position he oc
cupies in his party and in Congress.
Reading from Mr. Aldrich's original re
marks, Mr. Stone said:
"When the senator from Rhode Island
tnade that somewhat petulant and ex*
traordlnary declaration, every one here
took notice. I think every one regarded
tus utterance as impolitic. If not Impolite."
Continuing to comment on the incident,
Mr. Stone said he was not surprised that
the German government and the German
people had taken notice of this utterance
and felt offended by it.
Aldrich Defends Himself.'
Mr. Aldrich, who had listened attentive
ly to the words of the Missouri senator,
arose and said:
"I made no charge against the Ger
man government. I was talking about
' German manufacturers whose names were
kept from us and who furnished informa
tion with the express understanding that
it was not to be used in the enforcement
of our custom laws.
"The senator may consider that Infor
mation of value. I do not.
"There is no question about the German
government involved here at all. The
German government forwarded these
statements with the distinct understand
ing that they were not to be used to raise
t!.e invoice value of goods imported into
the United States contrary to our laws.
"I repeat that any attempt on the part
of any g?5vernment to influence legisla
tion on ttie tariff matter is impertinent.
I did not say the German government
made such an attempt, but if any gov
ernment made such an attempt it would
be impertinent."
Record Pulled on Aldrich.
Mr. Stone, insisting that the senator
from Rhode Island had referred to the
German government as impertinent, again
read the statement made by Mr. Aldrich
as it appeared In the Record.
' I was not discussing the German gov
ernment in that regard, but was referring
to various statements before the commit
tee." said Mr. Aldrich. He added with
energy: "The senator is mistaken."
"I am not mistaken," insisted Mr. Stone.
Continuing his remarks, Mr. Stone con
tended that Mr. Aldrich's utterance must
necessarily have had reference to the
course of the German government, as he
was not discussing anything else.
Again taking the floor. Mr. Aldrich de
clared with a considerable show of im
patience that there could be no question
about his position.
' I said, I repeat," Tie went on, "that any
attempt by any government or by any
body to Influence by anonymous com
munications the legislation of this gov
ernment is impertinent. I said that, and
I repeat it with all the emphasis at my
command."
Aldrich Reiterates Denial.
"That statement, bearing upon the Ger
man report as it did, was made neces
sarily with reference to that report, the
document which the German government
had furnished," said Mr. Stone.
"I said nothing of the kind," hotly re
torted the Rhode Island senator. "I was
dscuss ng the general proposition of any
effort to influence our tariff legislation."
Continuing, lie said lie did believe that
the course of the German manufacturers
had been pursued with a view of affect
ing American legislation.
Mr. Stone interpreted these remarks of
Mr. Aldrich as a withdrawal and a dis
avowal of his former characterization.
Mr. Aldrich. again taking the floor, de
c'.iiieii that tl.eie had been nothing in li s
1 revious language which could, by any
rea.-onable construction, be made to look
like an affront to the German govern
ment.
"That " i.e said, "is ridiculous. I do
l ot s>'e how it i ' iiid find lodgment in the
mind of any one, unless it :s that of the
senator from Missouri.
Mr. Stone admitted that he had gained
the impression that tin cl.airman of the
committee en finance had given a delib
erate affront to a friendly power. He
*a?d the d sj aten from Berlin indicated
that su< n a construction had been giv n
to it by tiit- German officials.
Aldiich Reviews Incident.
Replying Mr. Aldrich reheatsed the en
tire in< dent at some length, and incident
ally sa.d he h:id been at a loss- to account
for Mi. Stone's interest in tlie mattei
unle-s he appeared as ? representative ? f
the German government.
This intimation m.uie Mr St"iie mail.
His fae.* flushed and there was far more
UJocUnued tii Stcond Bate )
Justice Gaynor's Charges Be
fore Mayor McClellan.
OVER A BOY'S PERSECUTION
Inquiry Sequel to George B. Duffy s
Arrests by Police.
PICTURE IN ROGUES' GALLERY
Tart Correspondence Between the
Brooklyn Judge and the Nfew
York Police Commissioner.
Sporial Dispatch to The Star.
NEW YORK. June 3.?Mayor McClel
lan, In person, heard today the charges
made against hi.s police commissioner.
Gei. Bingham, by Supreme Court Justice
Gaynor of Brooklyn, accusing him of
permitting the police persecution of ;
George B. Duffy, a nineteen-year-old ,
Brooklyn boy. The mayor announced, in ,
opening the investigation, that the boy
and his friends would have full oppor
tunity to lay their complaints before him.
A dozen or more policemen, who have
watched young Duffy, or arrested him at
various times, were on hand at the
mayor s office to tell what they knew
about him. The police record of Duffy's
arrests and appearances in court was
brought, to be exhibited to the mayor.
The mayor's investigation is the result
of a campaign which Justice Gaynor has
carried on in young Duffy's behalf for
some time. The boy's case was laid be
fore Justice Gaynor by friends. The
justice made an investigation on his own
account and found that the bay was ap
parently subject to arrest on sight and
placed in a position where he had great
difficulty in keeping his employment.
The justice wrote to Commissioner
Bingham in the boy's behalf witho it
success. Finally he wrote an open let
ter to Mayor McClellan. in which he
accused Commissioner Bingham* of
"despotism and lawlessness" in abus
ing the police powers, and denounced
the action of the police as "Russian
methods," u&ed to tyrranize over ' thou
sands and thousands of persons In New
York.
Mayor Gets Interested.
Mayor McClellan replied, promising
that the DufTy boy's case should have a
full and immediate hearing. He took
the case In his own hands, despite
Commissioner Bingham's declaration,
that the police had found the Duffy
boy In the company of young men of
immoral character.
Commissioner Bingham has Issued
several statements defending himself
and accusing Justice Gaynor of acting
from personal feelin?"*Tle published
the entire correspondence between
himself and Justice Gaynor. in which
Gen. Bingham refused to remove young
Duffy's picture from the rogue's gal
lery. The commissioner dTfered in thi?
correspondence to remove the picture
from the rogue's gallery if the justice
would shoulder the responsibility.
The Justice had replied that the pic
ture ought not to be in the gallery, any
way. and that the commissioner should
remove it unconditionally. The commis
sioner came back with the argument that
the picture was taken before the law re
stricting the rogues' gallery to condemned
criminals went into effect.
Justice Gaynor in his final letter to
Commissioner Bingham said among other
things: "Your repeated statement that
this boy has been convicted of a crime
is known to you to be untruthful and is
a Ubel. There is no law permitting you
to hang this boy's picture among mur
derers and thieves, and it is a scoundrelly
thing to do."
Duffy's Strenuous Time With Police.
Young Duffy, who lives with his parents
In Brooklyn, has had a long series of
difficulties with the police. He was first
arrested, according to Justice Gaynor,
June lfi. 1907, near his home, on the ac
cusation of being a suspicious person
He was wanted in connection with a
theft of whisky from a saloon, but the
saloonkeeper denied that he knew of any
tiling connecting Duffy with the crime,
and Duffy was discharged in the police
court. In the meantime he had been
taken to polite headquarters, stripped,
!searched and photographed.
! On the strength of having his likeness
in the galbrv, according to Justice Gay
nor, the police arrested Duffy repeatedly
on sight on the "technical" charges of
vagrancy, being a suspicious person, dis
orderly conduct and obstructing the
street. He was in all instances dis
charged, save in one case when a magis
trate suspended sentence on him on the
charge of obstructing the street.
Once he was discharged after an arrest
for assault and robbery, and the com
plainant testified that the police had
shown him Duffy's picture and without
reason induced him to say that Duffy
looked like his assailant.
No Break in Friendship.
The Investigation was conducted in pri
vate, but it had been under way only a
very short time when the mayor an
r.oureed that he would grant an audience
?o the newspaper men. They i'.'l filed Into
hi3 office, and there were many queries
put to them, all about the Duffy case. He
had very little to say about that, but he
did make one answer of importance. This
was when he was asked:
"Mr. Mayor, are you and the police
commissioner friendly? /
The reply was awaited with interest, for
reports had been many that recently a
coolness had existed between the head of
the police department and the chief ex
ecutive of the city go/eminent. It had
jalso been asserted that the mayor was
displeased with Bingham on account >f
the alieged lack of tact in the Duffy case.
This is what the mayor said, v ?i \ earn
estly. ss he ceased chewing on the end
of liis cigar for a moment:
"For fifteen vears the c ommissioner an I
\ have been friends. We have bejn greit
' fri"nds. We have been intimate fiends.
Nothing has ever occurr d to br that
friendship, and I tr.i t ;o Mng over w-il
? It was generally taken for granted tnot
I the inquiry would lUiHime seven! days.
SUGAR MEN PLEAD NOT GUILTY.
Trial of Alleged Weight Conspirators
Set for June 17.
1 NEW YORK. Jun" 3.?'The trials of a
i dock superintendent and six checkers of
sugar weights, who are charged with
| conspiracy to defraud the I'nited States
government in the weighing of susar at
the dock of the American Sugar Refining
j Company in this city, will beg'n June 17.
i That date was fixed today after Oliver
' Sp izer. th*1 former superintendent, and
i; e chet kers had pleaded not guilty in the
rnite-I States circuit court.
The cases are the result of investiga
tions by the custom insp -ctors which, it
1 it- alieged, disclosed that tprings had been
^used to manipulate tlie tcaies used to
HARD TO GET MOMENTUM.
weigh sugar imports in such a manner as
to defraud the government of upward ot j
$2,000,000 in customs duties.
CAPT. SHIPP HOME.
Returns "With Supreme Court Con
tempt Co-defendants.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., June 8 ?
Capt. J. F. Shipp and his co-defendant*
in the contempt case, with the exception
of Luther Williams, returned from Wash
ington last night- They were greeted by
a large crowd of citizens and a warm
welcome was extended.
Capt. Shipp and the remainder of the
defendants appear more optimistic con
cerning the final disposition of the case
than they have for weeks, although noth
ing more than the courteous treatment
of the court has given them the hope of
leniency.
TO BLAZE FOR WRIGHTS.
Big Pyrotechnic Display Planned at
Dayton for June 17.
DAYTON, Ohio. June 3.-The Wright
homo reception committee has closed a
contract for a big pyrotechnic display
on the river the night of June 17. The
water tower illumination, produced the
first time in Cincinnati at the official
notification of President Taft, will be re
peated here.
A feature will be a monster design
giving realistic photographs of Orville
and Wilbur Wright, each to be twenty
feet high. They are to be connected by
a waving American flag, and to be sur
rounded by wreaths. The fire frontage
of these designs will be eighty feet.
MAY BE A VOLCANO.
Snow Melting on High Mountain
Peak in Colorado.
GRAND JUNCTION. Col., June 3.?An
immense snow bank, sixty feet deep,
lying on the slope of Mount Eliott, a 13,
OOO-foot peak in southwestern Colorado,
has melted within the past forty-eight
hours and an immense column of steam is
rising from the spot. The cloud of steam
is visible for miles. It is believed by
those familiar with the mountain that
the phenomenon is caused by a volcanic
disturbance. A mine located near the
basin, ar.d worked years ago. was aban
doned because of the Intense heat en
countered In the lower level#
The deep snow on the mountain 6ide
prevents close investigation.
Dead at the Age of 101.
STATBSBORO, Ga. June 3.?Abner
Kelly died yesterday at his home in this
county at the age of lol. He was of tnat
class of centenarians that used tobacco
constantly, but tuuched sparingly of
liquor.
"L*nc!e Abner" was well known
through this section of Georgia, and
many pictures of him have appeared re
cently in newspapers with descriptions
of his peculiarities.
Fined $100 for Treating Friend.
MONTROSE, Col., June 3.?It cost J. H.
Clark Jl<?o to treat a friend to a drink of
whisky here yesterday. Extracting a
Mask from his pistol pocket, he presented
it to the friend on a street corner and was
immediately arrested and fined HuO. This
is the first conviction under the prohibi
tion regulation adopted in many Colorado
towns at the April election.
Magnificent Lincoln Memorial.
CINCINNATI, Ohio. June 3.?The Lln
ooln Memorial Association's executive
committee yesterday accepted a gift of
$100,(HH) from Mrs. Frederick H.
for the erection of a Lincoln memorial,
which will cost ?2."i0.<i00. Trustees were
named to collect the rest of the memorial
fund and plan a magnificent memorial
for Cincinnati.
Tom Lawson's Daughter Engaged.
BOSTON, June 3.?The announcement
was made last night of the engagement
of Miss Marion Lawson, second daughter
of Thomas W. Lawson, the well known
broker, to James Fuller Lord of Chi
cago. The wedding has been set for
June ;)0.
Separate Cars in Florida.
TALLAHASSEE. K!a., June :i?The
hou. e last r.ig'.u pasted the senate bill
provid ng for separation of the races on
railioad train.-- ard street car*. It now
goes to tl.e governor for his signature.
Park Dedicated at Confeder
ate Leader's Birthplace.
BIRTHDAY IS CELEBRATED
One Hundred and First Anniversary
Observed Throughout South.
NAME COUPLED WITH LINCOLN
Orator at Fairview Declares the
Southern Message to Be One of
Everlasting Peace.
FAIRVIEW. Ky.. June 3-?Among the
trees which have grown up about the
birthplace of Jefferson Davis since the
year, early in the nineteenth century,
when the Davis family removed to Mis
sissippi, the JefTerson Davis memorial
park was simply dedicated today. North
east across the state is llodgenville, near
which Abraham Lincoln was horn eight
months after his> great opponent. Fair
view is still a tiny town rimmed with
forests and sloping gently toward the
grass-grown battle fields of Tennessee.
In September. 11?07, when the gray
grown and enfiladed ranks of Kentucky's
famous "Orphan Brigade" met in Gla?<
gow, Ky., at the grave of Gen. Joseph H.
Lewis, their commander, former Gov.
Bolivar Buckner of Kentucky broached
the plan of the Jefferson Davis Memorial
Association. Subscriptions were started,
the women of the south aiding nobly, and
when all but $4,000 had been raised to pur
chase seventeen acres at Fairview Gen.
Bennett H. Young, commanding the Ken
tucky division. United Confederate Vet
erans, advanced that sum and made the
memorial possible.
Basket Dinner and Barbecue.
Oratory, music and flowers made today
notable. A basket dinner and a barbecue
were provided by the people of Todd and
Christian counties, which shaTe equally
the town of Fairview, and when Col. W.
A. Milton of Louisville, as chairman in
the absence of Gen. Young, who was de
tained In Chicago on business, opened the
meeting, the homestead of the Davises
was crowded. Gen. Young, a prominent
Louisville lawyer, wrote the chief address
of the day, and It was read by Col. Mil
ton Gen. Young asserted that every
southern Mate should rear a shaft to Jef
ferson Davis, whose character and suffer
ings he dwelt upon sympathetically. He
paid high tribute to Lincoln, saying that
the time had come when men might speak
kindly and truly of the past. He said the
message which the United States gave to
the worid today was one of everlasting
P<The plan is to raise $.10,000 more with
which to build a memorial temple to con
tain all the records of the Confederacy
and to remodel a two-story residence upon
the Davis farm to house the widows of
Confederate soldiers.
Celebrations in Virginia.
NORFOLK, Va., June 3.?Today, the
101st anniversary of the birth of Jefferson
Davis, was fittingly observed In Norfolk.
Portsmouth and other Virginia cities by
the presentation of "crosses of honor" to
surviving Confederates, with an innova
tion including the presentation of similar
honors to widows and descendants of
Confederate soldiers. The crosses of
honor were presented by the Daughters
of the Confederacy in the various cities
and counties.
The Davis anniversary celebration also
Included appropriate exercises in the pub
lic schools, where essays on the life, char
acter and influence of Davis were re id
At Old Montgomery Capitol.
MONTGOMERY. ALA.. JUNE 3.?The
state house, the flrst capital of the Con
federacy, was closed today in honor of
the JefTerson Davis anniversary. The
brass star on the portico marking the
spot where Davis stood to receive the
oath of office as President of the Con
federacy is draped with colors of the lost
cause.
ATLANTA. Ga., June 3.?In Atlanta and
throughout Georgia today the birthday
anniversary of Jefferson Davis will be
celebrated, appropriate exercises being
conducted by the schools and the various
patriotic organizations.
NEW ORLEANS, June .'{.?Jefferson
Davis* birthday and Confederate Memorial
day were celebrated jointly throughout
Louisiana today.
TRY FOR THE ARMY.
Midshipmen "Physically Unfit" for
Navy Take Examination.
Six members of the graduating class
at the Naval Academy, who were com
pelled by the Navy Department to re
sign because they were found "physically
disqualified," came to this city yesterday
and were examined by an army medical
board for admission to the Coast Artillery
Corps as second lieutenants. They were
R. J. Joers of Missouri, W. O. Rawls of
Alabama, W. P. Vetter of California,
William L. Roberts of Georgia, W. P.
Butler of Tennessee and J. W. Quillian
of Georgia. The naval medical board, of
which Surgeon Stokes was chairman, re
ported that each of these men was phys
ically unfit for service in the navy, either
because of defective eyesight or ear trou
ble.
Each of them has secured certificates
from civilian specialists stating that the
defects recorded do not exist, or if they
do, only in a mild form. These certifi
cates were considered by the army ex
aminers, who also had before them the
reports of the Stokes board.
POST OFFICE CHANGES.
Two Get Promotions and Another Is
Reappointed.
The following promotions in the Post
Office Department have been announced:
Joseph M. Springmann of Virginia,
clerk, from $900 to $1,000 per annum, in
the office of the third assistant postmaster
general, effective June 1, 1003. and John
C. Greulich of Missouri, clerk at head
quarters of the division of post office in
spectors, office of the Postmaster Gen
era!. from $1.(?>0 to $1,200 per annum.
Also the following reappointment: John
W. Wiley of Missouri, reappointed from
clerk at $900 per annum, in the office of
the Postmaster General, to clerk at $1,000
per annum, at headquarters of the di
vision of post Office inspectors.
EARLY CLOSING 19TH INST.
War Department to Observe Plan In
augurated Last Year.
Unless present plans are changed, the
War Department will begin the early Sat
urday closing the 10th instant and con
tinue it for three months. Since llKW all
the executive departments have closed
at 12:30 o'clock Saturdays for three
months during the summer. The months
chosen were July, August and September.
Last year the War Department began the
early closing period June 15 and ended it
September 15. The other executive depart
ments continued to operate under the
original system.
The War Department order of last year
changing the three months' period for
that department provided that it should
continue until further orders. Chief
Clerk Scofield said today that so far as
he was aware no change in last year s
system is contemplated.
NEW SWISS MINISTER.
| Dr. Ritter Pays His Respects to Sec
retary of State Knox.
Dr. Paul Ritter, the newly appointed
minister of Switzerland to the United
States, paid his respects to Secretary
Knox yesterday afternoon, and will be
officially received by President Taft in a
few days, probably tomorrow.
Dr. Ritter is a native of Basle, and
stands high in the diplomatic service of
Switzerland. He was recently minister to
Japan for several years, and came here
directly from Tokio. He will be joined
here by Mme. Ritter in the fall. %
Dewey to Award Diplomas.
Admiral Dewey will go to Annapolis to
deliver the diplomas to the members of
the graduating class of the Naval Acad
emy tomorrow. He will make the trip on
the I*. S. S. Dolphin. Secretary Meyer will
! not be able to attend on account of his
, duties in Washington.
Repres?ntatives on Hospital Board.
Speaker Cannon has appointed Repre
sentatives Sturgis of West Virgirfia and
Foster of Indiana members of the board
of directors of the Columbia Hospital for
Women.
Machinists on the B. & 0. Di
rected to Go Out.
OPPOSED TO PIECE WORK
Men Object to the Extension of the
System.
OVER 2,000 WILL BE INVOLVED
Employes at Wheeling Will Not
Quit?Officials Claim They Are
1 Able to Cope With Situation.
Special Dispatch to Th?? Star.
BALTIMORE. Md.. June 3.?All ma-1
chinists on the Baltimore and Ohio rail
road system have been ordered on strike
at 2 o'clock this afternoon. The orders
will probably Involve about 850 men at
once. The strike is against the piece
work system.
Within a day or two the boilermakers,
steamfitters and blacksmiths may go out,
when there will be about 2,o0?> men in
volved. Sealed orders were sent out to
the various delegates of these organiza
tions several days ago, with instructions
that they were not to be opened until the
receipt of a telegram which would au
thorize it. This telegram was sent last
ni^ht by James OConnell, president of
the International Machinists, as follows:
"We expect to meet highest officials of
the Baltimore and Ohio at New York to
day," which is the code for the following
order:
"All machinists on the Baltimore and
Ohio railroad are going on strike Thurs
day, June 3, at 2 p.m."
The international associations of black
smiths, boilermakers and steamfitters are
now getting their vice presidents on the
scene in the various shops as rapidly as
possible, and as soon as they are reported
to be on the job they. too. will be called
, out on strike, it is stated by the leaders
of the labor organizations.
The members of the allied trades on the
Baltimore and Ohio Southwestern will not
become involved unless the raiiroad com
pany sends its locomotives to the shops
on that road for repairs, the leaders of
the strikers announce. If this action is
taken by the company, the allied trades
on this road, it is stated, will then be
called out also.
Piece Work Causes Strike.
The strike, which is about to extend
over the entire system of the Baltimore
and Ohio proper, is the direct outcome of
the strike of the machinists at the Mount
v^are shops, which was instituted about
three weeks ago in their effort to have
the piece-work system abolished. The
points affected by the strike are Balti
more, Cumberland, Md.; Piedmont, W.
Va.; Grafton. W. Va.; Wheeling. W. Va.;
Pankereburg. W. Va.; Newark. Ohio;
Cleveland, Ohio; New castle, Pa-, Glen
wood, Pa.; Chicago, Keyser, W. Va., and
McMechen. W. Va.
The piece-work system, against which
the men aid striking, was installed by
J. D. Harris, the newly appointed gen
eral superintendent. In speaking of the
strike A F. Stark, business representa
tive of District No. 2U. which comprises
all the shops on the Baltimore and Ohio
system, stated:
"We would not have been so ready to
call a general strike had it not been for
the fact that we learned through an emis
sary that a certain official was bitterl> op
posed to organized labor and also deter
mined to introduce the piecework system
over the entire road."
The members of the Machinists Asso
ciation are jubilant over the fact that
during the present trouble, it is claimed,
they were successful in outwitting an of
ficial who had refused to receive a com
mittee from the Mount Clare strikers, by
getting a supposed disinterested person
to secure an audience with the said offi
cial to whom the railroad man displayed
his hand, which information was given to
UUe strikers.
Conferences Without Result.
Committees w'ere then brought here from
various other shops on the system and a
number of audiences were had with both
Mr. Harris and Third VLe President hot
ter, but without results. A final effort
was made yesterday when president of the
International Associations of Machinists,
Blacksmiths and Boilermakers, respect
ively, were in conference with Mr. Pot
ter to try to get that official to sign what
is known as a working agreement of the
federated trades.
At the Baltimore and Ohio executive
offices here today it was stated the com
panv was fully prepared to cope with the
situation at all points, and that more
than enough men had been sent to Cum
berland to take the places of the ma
chinists who went out there yesterday.
Refuse to Obey Order.
WHEELING, W. ,Va? June 3 ?The
general order of a strike for Baltimore
and Ohio railroad machinists received
here today will not be obeyed, it is said.
The local union last night voted against a
strike.
Machinists at Cumberland Strike.
CUMBERLAND. Md., June 3.?About
sixty machinists and helpers employed
in the shoos of the Baltimore and Ohio
railroad struck late yesterday afternoon.
The night force also went out, and the
shops are reported idle. Sui>t. Blaser
says twelve machinists and sixteen help
ers of the day force refused to strike, hut
machinists say only five of the old men
stayed in, and that they were not urged
to strike. Company officials say they
can till every place in twenty-four hours.
Disfigures Sister About to Wed.
NEW ORLEANS. June 3.-Enraged
when told that his twenty-year-old sister.
Bessie, was to be married tonight. Wil
liam B. Blessing, thirty years old. at
tacked the girl in their home here today
with a hatchet, inflicting several serious
wounds. He then threw acid in her eyes
and mouth.
The girl may recover, but will be uis
j figured for life.
German Radical Leader Dead.
BERLIN, June 3.?Dr. Theodore Barthe.
I member of the reichsu'g. one of the lead
; ers of the German radical party, and ed
j itor of Die Nation. Berlin, died at Baden
! Baaen last n^o^t. ^
Rabbi S. H. Hirsdansky Dead.
NEW YORK, June 3.?Rev. Dr. Samue.
H. Hirdansky, noted as one of the fore
most Talmudic scholars in the I nitecl
States, founder of synagogues and a
Jewish school, is dead at his late home, at
East 113th street, after an illness of
three days. He was sixty<>ne year* old
and came to the United States in 1WV?
from his birthplace. Kovno, Russia.
Studv of the Talmud was the devoted
object of the dead clergyman's life.
SUBWAY AND L MEN
JOIN THESTRIKERS
Two More Philadelphia Lines
Crippled by Labor Leaders
This Mornig.
COMPANY EXPECTS TO
KEEP L ROAD RUNNING
Disorders Resumed at Scene of Last
Night's Rioting.
FOUR HUNDRED POLICE ADDED
I Strike Leader Declares Trouble Will
End if Mayor Reyburn Announces
Willingness to Arbitrate.
PHILADELPHIA. June 3?The ptriking
motormen and conductors of the Pliilad^
pliia Rapid Trancit Company made their
first aggressive move today by pulling out
the men from the subway lines and crip
pling this service. Tills move, long
threatened, had been held off. Director
Pratt of the strikers announced, in the
hope that the Intercession of citizens or
a move on the part of the mayor looking
to arbitration would make it unneces
sary.
The subway was opened less than a year
ago. It takes In a section from the Dela
ware river ferries to tH?th street In the
extreme western end of the city, con
necting with the lines leading Into Chester
and Delaware counties. Its employes were
better paid than the surface men. and in
addition It Is understood they had been
receiving double pay since the strike be
gan.
Soon after 8 o clock the order went out
to close the ticket windows, and thou
sands of people anxious to get to their
places of business were left stranded
miles from the center of the city.
"I met the 'L' men at 4 o'clock this
morning," said Pratt, "and we decided to
give the company something to talk about.
The men were called out. and before
night the tie-up will be complete."
L Road Motorman Quits.
The first man to quit his Job on the "L>"
did so through fright. He was Ben Rice,
a motorman. who had received a letter
threatening to blow up his house. He de
sert post in fear at the 46th street
stafloh. and other trains following were
tied up until a substitute could be found
to take his place. The threat frightened
Rice so badly that he would not remain
on the car.
Rice said that his wife found a note on
the porch of his little home tn West
- Philadelphia this morning reading: "If
| you go to work we will blow up your
house." This unnerved him and he felt
i he must quit. When he abandoned his
I crowded train the passengers sent up a
loud cheer, and this influenced the crew
to also quit. Other crews followed suit,
and only a few trains are being operated.
At noon subway and elevated trains
were running twenty minutes apart. The
| usual headway is four to five minutes.
Expects to Keep L Road Running.
Lawrence McCoubrie, divtsion superin
tendent on the elevated system, who mad-j
the trip on the car deserted by Rl;e, said
that Rice had quit because he hid been
threatened by the strikers.
"Rice was one of our most loyal men."
said McCoubrie. "but he lost his neiva
because of the letter he received. I have
seen this letter, it threatened that unl<;>?s
Rice quit working today he wou? 1 be
killed and his home blown up. Rice was
worried for fear the strikers would carry
vut their threats.
"I have In my possession a dozen such
letters, turned over to me by the ine-i
working on the subway and elevated sys
tems. threatening them with all kinds of
bodily harm if they do not quit the com
pany.
"In spite of the desertions we expect i<?
keep the 'L' in operation. The division
is in goal shape and we are^ fully pre
pared to meet any emergency."
The operation of the system is irrigu'.ar.
and at some of the stations the i??? ice
guards wdic preventing would be ??jsu?n
gers frin entering.
Just before 11 o'clock this morning, and
while preparing to address a mass meet
ing of the elevated and subway em
ployes. Leafler Pratt declared that he had
formally called out the "L" men and
that already there was an 83 per cent
tie-up on the system.
Two more cars on the elevated and sut>
I way system were deserted by motormSB
I and conductors at 6-?th and Market streets.
The men walked out of their trains ?n<l
announced that they had quit. The line
was again tied up, this time for about
| twenty minutes, while the subcrews were
brought from the tfJth street barn.
I At that terminus four conductors turn
I ing in shorfcly before 10 o'clock announced
that they had had enough and would
quit. The men gave their badges to the
| officials of the company there and refused
to continue their runs.
Details of Philadelphia Rapid Transit
I men are patrolling the subway, examining
the roadbed and equipment to insure
against any tampering with the line.
All of those injured In last night's
serious rioting will recover. About one
I hundred are under treatment In hospitals.
I The station houses are filled to overflow
ing with persons arrested for rioting.
Disorder Resumed Today.
As Illustrating the ugly feeling en
gendered by last night s rioting- there
were more minor disturbances this morn
ing probably than at any time since the
strike began. Nothing serious happened.
I the strike sympathizers merely devoting
their energies to the harassment of the
strikebreakers and others who are run
ning the comparatively few cars that
are on the street. Each car carries one
or more policmen. but few passenger*,
the public evidently being afraid to ride.
Thousands walk from choice, however,
i as "means of getting even" with the
i transit company for its recent increase
I in the rate of fare.
! Rioting at I'd and Dock streets. ;ust
j across the Bourse, brought a sma'l army
l of mounted cops to the scene at 10 o'clock
A mob. composed largely of marke* and
I produce men. attacked a car. breaking
I the windows and cutting the trolley rope.
The crew of strikebreakers was hauled
oft' and severely beaten. The crowd
fought the police, but was finally dis
persed after a score of heads had been
broken and many arrests made.
Four Hundred Police Sworn In.
Four hnudred additional subpollcemen
were sworn In this morning.
Timothy O'Leary. assistant superintend
i ent of police, who has been In active
| charge of the policing of the city since
i the btr.ke began, declared toda* T.h..u 4ft
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