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and do everything that we can do to
'get this recognition from you or put
out of business those -who refuse to'
recognize the workers' rights and to
deal with them fairly.
"I repeat again, that if your asso
ciation' does the right thing by the
tra'de union movement o Illinois we
will recognize your business as far as
it is legitimate and do everything we
'can honorably to protect and pro
mote it, and, in the event you are'
going to take the position asfar as
you are concerned to, try to destroy
organized labor (and that Is exactly
what your action will mean if you
refuse to recognize and deal with
them), then we are going to do our
best to do exactly the same thing to
."This is a plain, straight-forward
business proposition, and we believe
that we can" convince you that it will
be to your interest to agree with us.
We believe that we can convince you
that we are seeking nothing unreas
onable in any respect in the contract
that we propose. Unless we can con
vince you that it is absolutely fair
and that you can agree to it, you are
under nc obligation in any way to
' sign it or to make a contract with-us-,
and I am sure that If we could con
vince you that it is just and' fair and
that it means peace and harmony,
mutual good will and an advantage
to you, that you would hot only be
willing, but anxious to sign a con
tract of that character.
"Hoping that I niay hear from you
oh this matter at an early date, I am,
sincerely yours. John M. Walker."
Kansas City, Mo. Strike of min
ers of southwest may be called to
day. Detroit. 40,000 persons, it was es
timated, saw Billy Sunday, open ds
eight weeks' drive against Detroit
Norfolk, Va. 200 civilians disem
barked after training cruise. G. D.
jyrofi, Chicago, and Edw. McGann,,
T Kansas City, made record for cruise,
getting perfect score at gun prac
tice. Mrs. Anna Cox, 65, Whiting, Ind.,
fell dead in Hillman's department
store, Saturday, while at a table in
the store's restaurant
Plyrnouth, Mass. Ernest Matlv
son, Providence, former swimming
star of Brown university, drowned
when catboat upset in bay.
New York. Swinging wooden leg
with strong right arm, and singing
like a crusader, John Osbell stood off
a policeman and blocked traffic until
the officer picked himself up a sec
ond time and dived under weapon.
800,000 IN NEW YORK MAY
STRIKE WITH CARMEN
New York, Aug. 11. -An order rec
ommending a. general strike of New
York's 800,000 trade unionists, In,
sympathy with the transit strike
which today affects New York, went
outo to union heads today.
In recommending a general strike
union Heads say they have the good
will, of Sam'l Gompers, pres. of the
A. F? of L., who last night declared
that New York unionists should give
the striking carmen "financial and
moral support." t '
The recommendation for a geenral
strike adopted by the conference
committee last night will go to' the
Individual bodies. Each unlon will
call a mass meeting to vote upon
participation in a general strike. It
would take several days to get such
a strike under way.
Surface lines were practically at a
standstill today, but subway-and ele
vated lines were running about 50
,per cent of their train's. In last 24
hours 32 persons have been Injured
and 20 arrested.
The attempt of the New York
traction companies to crush union
ism is the first direct result of the 8
hour legislation passed by congress
to prevent a railroad strike, a state
ment from the Amalgamated Associ
ation of Carmen cSarged today..