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' w Mill
agreed to split. This Todorovjch re
fused tf do, and, he says, for that rea
son he can't get any men to' work for
the St Paul.
Todorovich alsosays that when he
went to the office of ""B. L. Bush he
was told by Bush's sec'y, Penfield,
that he would have to take up the
labor contract question with W. C.
M. Luisi, an employment agent, 740
W. Ohio, who formerly had the St
Paul contract, made the following
"You can't send men to the St
Paul road and get them jobs. They
must go through the McDermott La
bor Agency, at 112 S. Canal st
"This has been true for about a
year. They have been taking men
only from McDermott since.
"Over a year ago Bush came to me
with a proposition to furnish men to
him, charge them a fee and give him
part of the money. Although I never
collected or split my money with him
I understood that we were to split the
"I thought the two had come to an
agreement about the hiring of men
when I sent the first batch over and
charged them $4 -or $5. Bush was
sore at me for this and never took
any more of the men I sent over. I
think he was mad because I didn't
charge them $12 -or $15.
"The St Paul road sends from 15,
000 to 50,000 men out every year.
Every one of these has to pay a fee
which averages $12.
"If a laborer works for the road for
ten years and then is laid off, when
be goes back for a job he must come
across with the fee as though he nev
er worked there."
RAID MONOTYPE CLUB'S STAG
Police raided the Monotype club's
stag at 20 W. Randolph early yester
day and arrested 300 men and 3
women. D. Benson, president of the
club, was booker as keeper of a dis
orderly resort, the others being
charged with being inmates.
The women had been engaged, to
do Oriental dances for the party, it
is said. They were secured from an
Independent booking concern. This
peeved the trust agency, which
charges high prices for the use of
"sultan's favorites," and it tipped the
police to the raid, it is said.
In court today the cases were con
tinued until May 4.
OLD GHOSTS HAUNT T. R. AS A
Syracuse, N. Y., April 26. Old
ghosts toady rose to haunt Colonel
Roosevelt as a political Hamlet Po
litical sores of theh past were reop
ened and the dealings of Roosevelt
w;hile governor and president with,
William Barnes and Former Senator
Piatt theh "easy boss," were bared.
"Dead men's ashes were raked for
evidence impugning Roosevelt's past
From Piatt's executors scores of
letters were produced by Barnes to
show how Roosevelt worked with
Piatt, consulted him regarding ap
pointments and state legislation, and
was hand in glove with the Repub
lican machine. The evidence was the
most unfavorable yet given against
Yet it seemed not to disturb him
greatly. He frankly admitted that
Piatt was the boss and that he work
ed with him.
Roosevelt admitted how he met
Piatt and the tetter's son, Frank, fre
quently at private breakfasts in New
York while he wis governor to dis
cuss patronage and other matters.
In one letter from PJatt's letter files,
the colonel asked that an architect
friend be allowed to bid on a govern
ment contract and ask'ed Piatt to see
that his friend was allowed to com
pete. o o
One of our big circuses has trained
elephants to tango and fox trot
That' what comes from keeping bad