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ARBITRATION REFUSED BY
Calumet, Mich., Dec. 13. (Spe
cial.) The proposition submitted to
the operators yesterday was one of
arbitration of the dispute here. The
men on strike agreed that the oper
ators might select two representa
tives, the men on strike two who are
not members of the unions or the
Western Federation, and the presi
dent of the United or the governor of
Michigan one; that the entire matter
in dispute be submitted to this board
of arbitration, the striking miners re
turning to work immediately; both
sides to be bound by the finding of
This has been refused by the oper
ators. At the great peace mass meet
ing of the Citizens' Alliance this same
proposition sent over to the chairman
by President Moyer was not read.
Would it not have been better than
invective against the Western Fed
eration? About 7 o'clock this morning just
as the federation's commissionary
store was opening a crowd of about
one thousand citizens and deputies
appeared in front of the store. The
village constable of Laurium, an ad
jacent mining town, entered tie store
with two drawn pistols. The office
was entered, drawers and desk open
ed and contents scattered around.
The five union watchmen for the
store, each with a license to carry
firearms, were summoned, arrested
and taken to jail.
JUDGE LANDIS TO TRY BUTTER
AND EGG BOARD
Over the objections of attorneys for
the Chicago Butter and Egg board,
who wanted the case tried before
judge Kohlsaat, Federal Judge Lan
dis has placed the trial of the gov
ernment's dissolution suit against
the butter and egg men upon his own
calendar, without definitely fixing the
date. Jan. 5 was suggested and it is
possible, that the case will be called
on that date.
TPHILLY MAY HAVE GENERAL
STRIKE OF UNION WORKERS
Philadelphia, Dec. 13. It is ex
pected a resolution calling for a gen
eral strike of union workers will be
introduced at the meeting of the Cen
tral Labor Union Sunday, as a pro
test against the attitude of the gar
ment manufacturers toward the
striking garment workers.
Pres. Cronin of the C. L. U. says
labor unions all over the city nre
clamoring for a general strike, be
cause the garment manufacturers
have refused to arbitrate or consider
the workers' grievances. "We are in
position," he said, "to call out 150,
000 organized workers and tie up
every important industry in the cjty.'
The .United Business Men's Asso
ciation passed resolutions calling for
discussion of differences between em
ployers and employes.
"MONA LISA" HAS "COME BACK"
Rome, Dec. 13. "Mona Lisa,"
Leonardo Da, Vinci's famous painting,
stolen from the Paris Louvre more
than two years ago, and just recov
ered, will be restored to the gallery
with great ceremony and solemnity.
Vincenzo Perguia, in whose pos
session the painting was found, is an
Italian decorator who once worked
in the Louvre. He said he stole the
Mona Lisa because he thought the
despoilation of Italian art treasure by
Napoleon should be avenged. He
said he never looked at the picture
without a feeling of shame.
H. C. OF L.-TAKES A PART
Indianapolis, Ind., Dec. 13. The
high cost of living is being presented
in the street railway employes side
of the 'arbitration proceedings before
the state public service commission. .
Mrs. Margaret Willard, wife of a
carpenter for the traction company,
said her husband hasn't any good
shirts, has one suit four years old and
lost his overcoat during the strike.
She. said she has bought 'only one
good hat in five years.
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