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OF STRIKING SHOPMEN A large and enthusiastic gath ering of striking I. C. shopmen -thronged the Turner Hall at Burnside this morning. v R. S. Knox presided and intro duced Rev. C. P. Toesher, who opened with prayer and made an earnest appeal for the final suc cess of the cause. Bulletins from Clinton, Mc Comb City, Carbondale and Mounds, Illinois; -Paducah and Central City, Ky ; Vicksburg, Miss. ; Evansville, Ind. ; New Or leans, la., and various other cit ies giving a detailed statement of existing strike conditions at these points were read and cheer ed to the echo. V Al. l, Murray of the system federation addressed the crowd and briefly outlined his efforts to obtain financial assistance and re quested more practical-assista'nce from the general membership to make the coming system federa tion ball a financial success. J. J. Condiff of the Boiler Mak ers' and H. J. Molloy of the Ma chinists! dwelt upon the deplora ble conditions of the affected road's rolling stock and the ever 'increasing signs of an early set- ' tlement. . William Mclnerney and L. P. c Straube of the Printing Trades Unions then addressed the meet- ing along general trade union . lines, and explaining in detail the 'methods employed by a subsi dized press to serve the voice of their masters by skillful distor tion of facts, a studied suppres sion of news and every other scheme that would sway public sympathy in favor of the rail roads. Reference tb The Day Book and the principles it advo cated and put into actual practice were received with great ap plause. Just prior to the adjournment of the meeting a letter from Mayor Harrison was read in which he courtesously declined the honor of leading the Grand March at the coming System Federation ball. The communi- cation was received in silence. Td LEAPS 19 STORIES INSTANT DEATH Divesing himself of all his clothing, an unidentified man leaped from the 19th story of-the Masonic Temple to the floor .of the rotunda shortly afjer noon today, and was instantly killed. His body struck two men standing in the rotunda. They were seriously injured, and re moved to a hospital. The lobby of the building was crowded at the time, and people in the rotunda had no warning of their danger. "I have a beautiful new mahog any table," wouldn't be much of a boast in the Philippine Islands. They have whole mahogany floors ovej there, polished until they shine like mirrors. Timothy Cole ranks as the . world's greatest wood-engraver, and for 28 years has been engrav ing the old. masters in European galleries.