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ers seemed certain When the ub
,scale committee conference ad
journed at 1 o'clock.
Neither miners nor operators
would say what the sub commit
tee's report would be. The late
ness of the hour at which it will
report to the joint committee tfiis
afternoon, however, is taken to
indicate a final break
' The miners policy committee
was ready to meej and formulate
the call for a strike.
THE MINERS' DEMANDS
1. Wedemand that the next
contract be for a period of one
year, commencing April 1, 1912,
and ending March $1, 1913.
2. We demand a workday of
not more than 8 hours for 11 inj
side ad outside day labor, with
no reduction in wages.
3. We. demand a "recognition
Df the Unjted Mine Workers of
Districts Nos. 1, 7 and 9 as' a par
ty to negotiate a method for the
collection of revenue for the or
ganization. 4. We demand a mbre con
venient and uniform system of
idjusting"local grievances within
i reasonable time limit.
5. We demand an advance of
20 per cent on the rates of wages
or all employes over and above
Hhe rate awarded in 1902.
6. We demand a minimum
rate of $3.50 per day for miners
md $2.55 for laborers for consid
rration work. ,
' 7. We demand that the sys
tem whereby a contract miner
las more than one working place
r employs more than two la-
uuicis, bhali ue auuhbtied.
8. We demand that the rights
of the chjeckf weighman and dock
ing bosses shall be recognized and
that they shall not be interfered
with irf'the proper performance
of ther' work.
9r We dernand that all coal
shall be mined and paid for by the
ton of $2,240 pourtds Wherever
' o o
William Lambert, 428 S. Clark
street, a peddjef, also known as
"King, of the Bums," was shot
and probaBly,fatally wounded by
Detectiye John Lenahan qf the
So. Claf k street station. Lam- y
bert rushed up and stabbed the
policeman while he was on Clatk
treet below Van Buren
August Carlson, a farmer, was
Ibeateri and robbed of $20 at
Union and Meridian streets. Po-'
licemen, after firing several-shots,
arrested George' Hill, 221 S. San
gamon ; J.'Kebughfi 845 W. Mad
ison, and John Hart, 414 S. Peo
ria, as suspects.
Albert Zirich, 1445 W. 16th st,.
a teamster,was Hurt in a collfsjoft
between a vagon and a street car
aj S. Ashland and W. 32d.
Representatives of the traction
companies promised the city
council that if the roads were al
lowed to merge universal trans
fers between surface and "L"
roads would be given, and the
L lines would establish through
routes. Council committee adopt
ed resolution favoring unification