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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 02, 1913, Image 3

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mands to any fair body." Foster, who
is secretary of the Employers' As
sociation, said: "The employers will
never consent to arbitration or ever
treat with the union. This is going
to be a finish fight."
M. L. Clawson, attorney for the
striking teamsters, said: "Parry and
his crowd mean to give the country
an object lesson in breaking up
unions and strikes. They have in
stalled a strikebreaking city admin
istration and ousted Mayor Lew
Shank, who would not stand for
breaking the strike with the police
The Labor Department at Wash
ington was appealed to by wire today
by leaders of the locat teamsters to
send a mediator. It is expected a
resolution will be offered" in con
gress asking for federals investiga
tion. Hardly a team outside of the ex
empted brewery and union milk
wagons was moved early' today.
Union pickets were stationed at every
barn affected by the strike.
While hours and wages are involv
ed, the real issue is the right of wprk
ingmen to organize and the-emptoy-ers
are fighting that right with every
resource at their command.
Denver, Col., Dec. 2. "The at
tempt to start criminal prosecutions
of the leaders of the United' Mine
Workers of America will fail nr Colo
rado, just as it has failed in West
Frank Hayes, international vice
president, and John R. Lawson, dis
trict No. 15 board member of tfie or
ganization, both made this prediction
today in discussing their indictment
yesterday by the federal grand jury
at Pueblo on charges conected wth
the strike of union miners in the
southern Colorado coal fields-
Hayes, John P. White, 'internation
al president, and William Green, in
ternational treasurer, were charged
with "maintaining a monopoly of
labor." Lawson, Adolph Germer,
Robert Ulich, A. B. McGarry, James
Morgan, Charles Batley and Edgar
Wallace are charged with conspiracy
in restraint of trade.
Pottsville, Pa. Over 5,000 miners
throughout the Panther creek valley
in the vicinity of Lansford, Summit
Hill and Mauchchunk are on strike.
Every mine but one is completely
tied up.
The men want to take but half an
hour for dinner, and the operators
want the present time of one hour
continued. There is no fear of disorder.
Paterson, N. J. Whether the bit
ter scenes of the silk strike will be re
enactedjs still in doubt. An expected
strike of 6,000 silk ribbon weavers
in a fight for the nine-hour day was
not called this morning.
Mill owners threatened a lockout
if thq .workers quit after laboring
nine hours.
The' West Side will get the new
terminal. The council committee on
railroad terminals last night decided
that the new Pennsylvania station
will be located at Adams, Canal, Clin
ton and Jackson streets.
A Sub-committee of five, members
will meet with' two experts, Bion J.
Arnold and Jtihn F. Wallace, this
rnorhing and begin preparing an or
dinance to be presented to the city
The corporation counsel, the engi
neer of the Chicago Plan Commis
sion, the engineer of the Pennsyl
vania Railroad and the attorney for
the Pennsylvania Railroad will alsb
sit with this committee. And, for
some mysterious reason, Walter lu
Fisher, who says he represents the
"Citizeris Committee," has been included

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