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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 10, 1916, NOON EDITION, Image 3

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Youngstown, O., Jan. 10. While
the Youngstown Sheet and Tube Co.
today tried to re-open its plant with
less than 500 men, and State Medi
ator Fred C. Croxton sought some
basis for settling the strike of work
ers at the tube company and the Re
public Iron and Steel Co., these other
developments were taking place in
East Youngstown's labor war:
All state guardsmen were with
drawn to Younghtown from East
Youngstown except two companies
' left to guard tube company's en
trance and plant of the Republic Iron
and SteeL
County Prosecutor A. M. Hender
son under orders from Gov. Willis be
gan grand jury probe of Friday
night's rioting that caused two
deaths, injury to fif,ty and $1,000,000
property damage.
President J. A. Campbell of tube
company said that he would have the
mills in operation within three days,
although over 7,000 men are still out
300 negro strikebreakers from Chi
cago were to arrive today.
No attempt was made to resume
operations at Republic Iron & Steel
Co. Entrance of nearly 400 men
at tube plant was made early today
without incident Two companies of
state troops with fixed bayonets
guarded the men.
In the looted and fire-swept por
tion of East Youngstown, a third of
which is in ruins, gangs of workmen
today were clearing away debris un
der direction of city officials. Some
of the property owners were prepar
ing suits against the county, which is
liable to the extent of $5,000 in each
case of damage from riots.
Over 400 men were held in county
and city jails and at the courthouse
and fire department, which were im
provised into bull rings. Some pris
oners will be prosecuted for riotingj
some for carrying concealed weap"
ons, some for larceny. All arrested
men are foreign born and unnaturalized.
Wilmington, Del., Jan. 10. Three
known to be dead, 42 reported miss
ing and many injured, following ter
rific explosion early today in No. 1
plant of the Du Pont Powder Co.'s
Carney's Point plant at Penn's
Grove, N. J., across the river from
Exact number of men in plant at
time of explosion has not yet been
learned. Bodies of dead were blown
to atoms. Injured were rushed to
hospitals in Wilmington and Cam
den,, N. J.
The explosion occurred at 12:30, a
few minutes after night shift went
on duty and interrupted all wire con
nection with the powder town.
Officials today denied reports that
2 men had been arrested and that dy
namite bombs were found in their
possession. It was stated that the
explosion followed a fire, which evi
dently reached gun cotton. Searching
investigation is being made, however.
o o
Admitting that 400 of their 600
workers are on strike, the Edwards
Valve and Manufacturing Co. will at
tempt to continue operation of its E.
Chicago factory.
Olaf E. Oleson, president of the
company, is making the usual ac
cusation that the strike was brought
on by German agents because the
company is making nothing but 4
inch shells for the allies.
The machinists are asking a reduc
tion to 8 hours in the working day
and the standard union machinist
Commonwealth Edison Co. officers
are officers of the Edwards Valve and
Mfg. Co. The company occupies
temporary sheet iron buildings,
thrown up since the demand becamo
heavy for jwar munitions

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