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The motormen and conductors have beeil trying for the past few months to get the traction company to consider their demand for higher wages, shorter hours, recognition of the union and future arbitration of differences, but the company refused to consider they had any differences. Last August motormen and con ductors operating out of Indianapolis went on a strike, but It failed. there is nothing to arbitrate and evidently intend, with the aid of the state militia, to carry on the strike until such time as the men weaken. The first militia companies sent out on strike duty probably will ga to the car barns and guard the 250 strikebreakers. Though the interurban trainmen did not respond to the strike order, the violence that greeted he appearance of interurban cars suspended traf fic on the most extensive system of interurbans in the world. Many auto owners have hired out their cars since the street cars stopped running. They have charged from ten to fifty cents p"er individual for rides to and from work. Besides automobiles, every other manner of vehicle has been pressed into service, except street cars. Thefts of autos have increased during the tie-up. Rumors of a sympathetic strike among chauffeurs and teamsters are denied by union officials. However, a large number of men are tempor arily out of employment with no faculties for going to and from work. Organized labor made a protest to Gov. Ralston against the militia call, but it had no effect. Todd, president of the traction company, says the company will run its cars as soon as rioting is quelled and that rioting must be settled by the militia. Governor Ralston, fearing riots, has ordered that not a uniformed man shall be put on the streets until a large number of troops are on hand. Out-of-town companies win remain on their special trains until all is in readiness for their invasion. Many.-Qf the militiamen refused to report for strike duty, and others cast about for excuses to avoid it. Out-of-town companies also reported similar trouble. Ethelbert Stewart, special govern ment investigator sent here by the Department of Labor, reported there is no immediate prospect of settle ment of the strike. Second Assistant General Stewart has issued orders from Washington to the postal authorities here that they are to inaugurate temporary mail service and in no case to per mit the mails to become congested. A report has been sent to him that the strike had made impossible the operation of street cars upon which the department depends for the ANOTHER CAR STRIKE Oskaloosa, la., Nov. 6. A mob of strike sympathizers stoned street car last night and passengers were forced to alight and walk. This is the first riot in connection with the strike of fifty street car men in progress for ten days. No one was injured, and strikers deny any connection with the affair. Cars are being run by strikebreakers. NATIONAL MINERS' STRIKE Washington, Nov. 6. "Mother" Mary Jones declared today that a na tional strike of coal miners will be called "unless the mining interests of Colorado stop the gatling-gun rule and the ruthless slaughter of men, women and children." She said that all Colorado is Guilder' the spell of John D. Rockefeller, and miners must submit to trial before sewer rats in the guise of judges." "Constable, there's a fight soine: on 'round the corner to the right." "Thank you, sir! I'll do as much for you some day, sir!" said the police man gratefully, as he took the turn ing to the left and disappeared. N UdMJMrta-V,i frhaMfSi'