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by them. If we cannot do any.gj&d
we certainlywill try and refrain frSm
doing what we thing is an injustice
There were about 800 preserjt at
last night's meeting of Electrical
Workers' Linemen No. 9. Speeches
' were made on the trades union: edi
tion of the Examiner, and a mtiUbn
was unanimously passed with great
enthusiasm condemning both df the
Hearst papers as unfair.
International Association of Ma-'
chlnists' District Lodge No. 337 en
dorsed the action of the Chicago
Federation of Labor in putting the
Hearst papers on the unfair list
Brush Workers' No. 1 denounced
the action of Simon O'Donneli and
Peter Shaughnessey for putting bne
over on the Chicago Building Trades
Council in agreeing to get out a
trades union edition of Hearst's Chi
.Garment Workers' No. 273 de
nounced, the action of the Building
Trades Council in making a deal $jth
Hearst and instructed their delegate
to" the Chicago Federation of Labor
to be at Sunday's meeting for action,
along this line.
THE INDUSTRIAL WAR ,
Flat River, Mo. 5,000 lead tflBjbfs
laid down their tools, today nd
walked out. Five big operating com
panies tried hard to induce men to
Stay on the job, but failed. I
Members of the Flat River .loratl
said they had information that the
companies would import strikebreak
ers. These rumors were given color,
they say, by the appearance o i&v
eral wagon loads of matresses. The
companies, however, denied thjby
were planning to bring in men.
Firmin Desloge, president 6f ihe
Desloge Consolidated Lead Compihy,
estimated that the strike will affct
Investments values at $60,000,000.
Smelt.ers at Herculaneum, Mo., Col
linsville, 111., and Federal, 111., will b6
forced to close as-soon as the supply
of stored lead is smelted.
More than 20,000 persons in St.
Francois County are dependent on
the lead productions. The towns that
will be affected by the strike are Des
loge, St Francois, Flat River, Lead
wood, Elvins and Herculaneum.
Prosecuting Attorney Francis A.
Benham intimated to several persons
that he will close the saloons in the
Lead belt when the men walk out.
At a meeting of the Flat River
local last night the men received the
news of abandoned arbitration with
cheers. A band played on the street,
but there was no other demonstration.
St. Louis, Aug. 16. A bonus or
bribe of $25,000 is to be distributed
among the 833 girls who stuck to
their jobs with the Bell Telephone
Co. during" the strike, according to
notices posted in all exchanges to
day. The bribe amounts to about
$25 each for those who helped the
big 'phone trust fight their sisters.
Salt Lake, Utah. Every freight
train entering Salt Lake the last
three days has brought in I. W. W.
members, called here to insist upon
the right to hold street meetings in
spite of city ordinances. Demon
stration expected tonight when I. W.
W. leaders say they will hold a big
street meeting. Police chief and
sheriff say they can preserve order
with their own forces. Every police
man on reserve list ready for instant
Calumet, Mich. Steve Purich,
copper mine striker, wounded in
x;lash. between mine guards and strik
Peoria, III. Three days' strike of
building trades called off. 400 men
resumed work. Eight classes of
tradesmen struck in sympathy with