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ATTENTIONS TO WIFE CAUSE
HUSBAND FALLS BEFORE MAN
Dscar E. Otto, Owner of Motor Car,
Tells John C. Henderson to
Fire— Flash Fol
Oscar E. Otto, owner of a rsnt auto
mobile, was fatally wounded by John C.
Henderson, a chauffeur, at Ninth and
Tennessee streets shortly after 8 o'clock
last night. He died three hours later on
the operating table.
The shooting was caused by the atten
tions of Henderson to Otto's wife.
Otto, mortally hurt, tried to reach aid In
Otto resided at 12G% North Spring street
in a rooming house. According to the
statement he made to the police surgeons
nd the detectives last night he has for
a long time suspected Henderson. Late
yesterday afternoon he went to his rooms
and found Henderson there. He ordered
him out of the place, and Henderson ran
down the stairway, Jumped into his ma
chine and drove away.
After a scene with his wife Otto left
the house on a search for Henderson. He
traced the man to his garage on Ninth
street, near Tennessee, and approached
him for the purpose, he said, of compell
ing him to promise to break oft his rela
tions with Mrs. Otto.
As he approached, Henderson placed his
hand on his hip pocket and announced
that he was armed, warning Otto to keep
away from him.
Otto continued to advance and told Hen
derson If he had a gun to pull It out and
Taking him at his word, Henderson
drew a revolver, and pointing it at Otto
fired. The bullet took effect in the abdo
men and the young man fell to the
ground. Henderson turned and ran. As
he disappeared down the street Otto cried,
"You have killed me!"
The wounded man dragged himself to
his feet and crawled into his machine
and started it up with the intention, of
hunting a drug store to get relief. He
had gone less than a block when he felt
himself fainting and instinctively he shut
off the power of his machine and stopped
It in tne middle of the roadway.
The sound of the shot and the man's
cries had been heard and a number of
people came to the s»ene.
Otto was removed to the receiving hos
pital and a few minutes later was taken
to the California hospital, where Drs.
Quint, Garrett and Pettus operated on
The surgeons tried heroic means to save
the mun's life, but their skill was of no
Before he was placed under the anes
thetic Otto's ante-mortem statement was
taken by Secretary Hllf of C«/>t. T. H.
In the meanhime Detectives Hawley,
Craig, Rich and McNamara had been put
on the case.
Henderson's boarding house at 906 South
Broadway was visited and also his gar
age but no trace ot him was found. He
was also absent from his accustomed
The dead man was 24 years of age.
Mrs Otto left her rooms a few minutes
aftfr the quarrel and the police have not
been able to trace her. Mrs. L. J- Otto,
the mother of the young man. resides In
Henderson Is the owner of the car
which ho drives. His stand was at Third
and Spring streets.
Wife Makes Statement
Mrs. Fannie Jessup Otto, the widow of
the (lead man. was found late last night
at the house at 320 West Fifth street and
gave her version of the affray.
• She stated that Henderson was not at
her rooms last night aB Otto had stated,
and also that her husband was entirely to
blame for the shooting. She said that
she and Otto had been married nearly
two years and that because she met Hen
derson several time: Otto in a Jealous
rage attacked and beat Henderson, the
last time being about six weeks ago.
Henderson, it is said, will surrender to
the police this morning.
RAILROAD LINE IS BEING
SHORTENED BY TUNNELS'
California Northeastern Will Be Com
pleted Within a Few Months.
Vast Oregon Territory
Will Be Opened
- feudal io The H»rald. '. "... , "
, SAN FRANCISCO. Oct. 13.-By.the re
: - cent , formation of ; a nnetw t division, the
! . Southern : Pacific gets ; an .e ntirely new
'. l route for half the distance between Port
" '¦• land and San Francisco, completely avoid
• •'. ing the present heavy erades. : :,
The - California [ Northeastern Is : now, in
¦ ' operation for' forty , miles .above Weed,
' and by November 1 will be completed to
Dorris,'' sixty-three * miles. .<; Beyond ( this
:;*?.' pomt • i tunnel. now ; under construction;
\ is necessary and this will, probably delay
: - until ¦ nex': ; spring the . opening of the line
i ¦. to Klamath. The construction of V the
road involves some heavy . work through
¦¦¦- lava formation, < with .. which jlt ', has .been
1.. found i very difficult to ,' deal by, ordinary
.' methods. ' . ; . '.'¦..¦•¦ '¦<'¦'• '-¦'-'"' ,-'"\ : ¦'¦'¦
, Mr ' Harrlman, who has been closely as
. ' sociated with carrying out these projects;
& spent his recent vacation in the new ter
,* ritory that- will be developed by the build
, - .' Ing iof t the ; railroad ; from ; Weed through
1 " the : Klnmath '« district: ¦ : Thousands ¦of
'* . square- miles ; of : virgin territory with im
,4'.> mensely valuable »; timber and .: farming
'.:. • land will be opened up» here. - The ; new
~ '-¦'¦• road :;> runs V through p the government's
Klamath lake reclamation project,' and to
v#: the ; north. skirts ' Cratej; lake, ; one ¦of the
¦;¦¦¦ V world's ;• natural -wonders, which has
'-, •;' ; hitherto <¦ been ; practically .' Inaccessible ¦ to
¦¦' " tourists. . T y •» ¦ r:-... ¦..'•: ¦¦¦¦¦>¦„''¦.¦.¦. ¦ t"- .¦-.'.
Los Angeles Herald.
CHILD HELD UP AND
ROBBED BY GIRLS
Young Bandits Seize Smaller Miss,
Take Her Rings an«f Try
to Steal a Gold
PHILADELPHIA, Oft. 13.— Held up
In broad daylight on the street by two
girls about 14 and 18 years old, Ann
Keefe, 10 years old, of 418 Jefferson
street, was robbed of two gold rings
she wore yesterday at Lawrence and
Oxfdrd streets. Ann was so frightened
that she was unable to scream and the
girls got away.
Ann had been sent on an errand by
her mother. While on the way two
girls Joined her and offered her 10 cents
If she would take a message to an old
woman. Ann agreed.
"Now, you had better give us your
rings to keep," said one of the girls, to.
Ann. "The old woman is a witch and
if she sees the rings she will cast a
spell over you."
Ann demurred, and - the girls then
grabbed her while they took the rings,
one a signet and the other an opal ring,
from her fingers. They also tried to
get a gold necklace, but they were un
able to unclasp It from her neck.
TAFT TO BE POWER IN
MUCH INTEREBT SHOWN IN FIRST
Secretary of War's Views on Public
Questions Expected to Have
By Associated Press.
MANILA, Oct. 13.— Great Interest Is
shown in the first Philippine congress,
which will take place this week, and tho
arrival of Secretary Taft, which comes
at an opportune time in the inauguration
of the Philippine home rule.
Already the contending political factions
are showing great activity and at the cau
cus recently held the first Lrush occurred
over a motion •> have the assembly pro
ceedings opened with prayer. This was
defeated by one vote on t.ie ground that
church and state should be kept distinct.
The caucus was attended by forty
eight delegates. The action of the as
sembly on questions relating to the polit
ical future of the Philippines Is expected
to be determined largely by the opinion
expressed by Secretary Taft ip his ad
dress opening the session. This Is the
view had by Philippine natives as well
as by Amwicanß. The .after are gener
ally In favor of a specific pronounce
ment on Philippine policies. The course
of legislative action will depend mainly
on the result of the fight of the Gomez
radicals for the continuation of the Na
The Nationalists, when united, exer
cise controlling influence, but their in
ternal divisions give the Progressive
Independents the balance of power.
It is not likely that party spirit win
play much part 'in the assembly's af
fairs, owing to the personal differences
within the parties. Guerrero, one of
the native leaders in Manila, backs
Gomez in his promise to secure the re
peal of the drastic "flag sedition" laws.
If this repeal is carried through other
radical measures probably will follow.
The conservative element declares
against any extreme legislation, and
the better class of politicians favor an
ultra conservative course.
The governor general and the officials
of the Philippine commission say that
the active sessions of the assembly will
be devoted to legislation for the gen
eral improvement of the islands.
The Immediate conditions are that
Emanuel Quescon will be a candidate
for speaker. He is believed to be
favorably regarded at Washington, and
his election gives assurance that no
resolution for the independence of the
Philippines will be considered.
' Quescon Is one of the two delegates
from Tayabas. He Is a lawyer and in
the last insurrection was a major in the
SLAIN IN CABIN DOOR
Mike Karlch Called to Front of His
Shack and Murdered — Man
Without Coat Seen
By Associated Press.
GOLDFIELD. Nev., Oct. 13.— Mike
Kaiii-h, a laborer aged 30, was mur
dered at midnlsrht last night as he stood
in the doorway of his cabin in the rear
of a. saloon. Marich was evidently
called to the door and shot, as he was
fully dressed with the exception of hla
shoes, which he had apparently re
moved just before rotlrlng.
A man was seen running away from
the cabin in his shirt sleeves Immedi
ately after tho shots were fired, and the
police are looking for him.
SUICIDE'S BODY FOUND
HIDDEN UNDER BLUFF
By Aufoeiated Frets.
SAN PEDRO, Oct. 13.— The body of a
man, apparently a suicide, was discovered
last evening on the beach near Crescent
avenue, almost concealed from view
under the overhanging bluff. The re
mains had lain for two days.
A butlethole In the forehead marked the
manner in which life had been taken.
It is believed that the dead man was
A. J. Jamleson of Los Angeles.
The body liles at the morgue awaiting
an inquest, which will be held at 10 to
San Pedro Shipping
By Associated Press.
SAN PEDRO, Oct. J3.— The steam schooner
Ttverton. Captain Johnson, three days from
.lureka, arrived at this port today and went
to her berth at the E. K. Wood Lumber com
pany's wharf, where she will discharge a cargo
of 550,000 feet of lumber
The steamer F. A. Kllburn, Captain He
i,,-lliiii, is <lue fvcm San Francisco tomorrow
\ :th a large cargo ot freight and a big list of
MONDAY MORNING. OCTOBER 14, 1907.
PARTY ENCOUNTERS BRUIN;
HUNTERS, WITHOUT DOGS, FAIL
TO BAG GAME
President and His Associates Still
Have Hopes That They May
Kill, Although Animals
Are Shy '
ry Associated Press.
BTAMBOUL, La., Oct. 13.— The whole
countryside turned out today In expec
tation of seeing the president take his
departure irom Stamboul for the south,
but in view of his change of plans was,
of course, disappointed. TheYe were gen
eral expressions of satisfaction, however,
of his reconsideration of his decision to
move to Tensas parish, for now that the
change Is not to be made Stamboul con
fessed candidly that she would have been
much chagrined to have her distinguished
visitor go away with an empty bag before
the time originally fixed.
General confidence in his success in this
new camp on Bear lake continues, and the
reports from there are favorable. It Is
said that a number of fresh tracks were
discovered yesterday and that on one oc
casion the party came upon a good-sized
bear, but that on account of the absence
of dogs he made his escane. The hope Is
very strong that when tue hunt is re
sumed tomorrow either this animal or a
member of his family will soon be run to
Many of the dogs used in the last stren
uous search of the barren up-country are
reported to be badly lamed, and an effort
isT>elng made to replace them with fresh
It Is not believed by the president's as
sociates that he will now make any
changes, but he has made no plans. All
will depend upon tht developments early
In the week.. There is no doubt of the
presence of game now, but it is very shy
and may disappear in the presence of
hunters, as it did from Montlcello camp.
The order for the special train which
was to have made Us appearance today
was cancelled last night, but it will be
renewed if the president manifests a de
sire to go south. The Tensas parish peo
ple are reported to be much disappointed
over the failure of the president to carry
out his program for a visit to their sec
Secretary Latta went out to the camp
UNADILA, Ga., Oct. 14.— The mayor and
twenty-six of the most prominent citizens
of Unadila have signed a/ia mailed a let
ter to President Roosevelt informing him
they have located bears ,m a swamp on
the Haddox farm and promising the pres
ident if he would Join them any day this
week they would give him real sport.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
Annual Festival of Catholic Men's So.
ciety Attracts Thousands of Visit
ors to S-ujta Cruz— Landing
By Associated Press.
SANTA CRUZ, Oct. 13.— An event in the
history of Santa Cruz was the celebration
here today of tho annual festival of the
Knights of Columbus, commemorating
Columbus' discovery of America. The ex
ercises wero most successfully carried
out. The grand spectacular pageant rep
resenting Columbus with his crew land
ing in America was one of the features
of the day, and It was that which drow
tnousands of people to witness the scene
on the shore of Santa Jruz bay in front
of the Santa Maria del Mar, the pictur
esque hotel and summer resort of the
Catholic Ladles' Aid society.
Tue entire program proved all that the
most sanguine knight hud anticipated,
even to the inability of the undaunted
Columbus to effect a landing without wad
ing ashore. When Columbus and his crew
appeared in the three uaravels lusty
cheers went up from the expectant peo
ple. In pantomlnrts the old scene was lived
There on the shores Columbus was re
ceived by t'. c Indians, peace effected, the
cross planted, thanks given to God and
the country tajcen possession of in the
name of SpalnV James D. Tait of Santa
Cruz, in his royal purple, made an ideal
Columbus, and his roiinue in fitting garb
gave tlnisn to the scene.
Hero tne League of t£e Cross band of
San Francisco rendered the "Star Span
gled Banner," and Columbus was escorted
by the Rev. Father McQuald to the altar
erected on the north veranda of the ho
tel, overlooking the cliffs where the
thanksgiving mass was celebrated. Rev.
Father Fortler celebrated the mass, as
sisted by a choir. The sermon followed
by the J?ev. Father McQuaid, state chap
lain of the order. Throughout the exer
cises music was rendered by the band.
An elaborate dinner was served at the
Hotel Delmar at 5 o'clock prior to the de
parture of the visitors.
Balloon Sets New Record
By Associated Preet.
GOTHENBURG, Sweden,- Oct. 14.— The
. ally Graphic mammoth balloon, which
left the Crystal palace, London, last
night, has succeeded in its attempt to
break the over-se^ record. Bearings
were lost In a fog and an exciting de
scent was made in Sweden.
Congressman Slemp Dead
By Associated Press." •" ' A ./'
"i f BIG ; STONE. Va., Oct. 13. — Campbell
Slemp, member of \ congress , from the
Ninth district ot ; Virginia, died today of
angina' pectorls. He .was i the ' only: Re
publican ' member of the ; Virginia dele
gation In congress/, ;V..;; V.. ; ,"
Arrested for Larceny
By Associated Press.
SAN DIEGO, Oct. 13.— F. A. Wack of
Santa Cruz was arrested here today,
charg-'d with grand larceny. A Santa
Cruz officer took him north tonight.
What the Saloon Will Do for the Aqueduct
FIGHT OVER ILLINOIS CENTRAL
MAY GO TO COURTS
Deposed President if Line Preparing
Petition Asking That Rival Be
Restrained from Voting
By Associated Press.
CHICAGO, Oct. 13. — It is possible that
the struggle for the control of the Illi
nois Central railroad between Stuyves
ant Fish and E. H. Harrlman may be
taken into the courts.
Today the attorneys of Mr. Fish were
engaged in the preparation of a petition
asking the court to enjoin any person
or' corporation from voting any stock
In the annual meeting, to be held
Wednesday next, -which may be shown
to be owned or controlled by the Union
The action, it is said, will bo brought
under an Illinois statute which pro
hibits one corporation ffrom owning
stock in another. The attorneys for
Harrlman have already declared in
favor of possfble proceedings along this
line that the Illinois Central, by reason
of its special charter would be exempt
from the*peratlon of this law even If
it were not a fact that railroad corpo
rations are by implication exempt from
It is understood that it Is the inten
tion of Mr. Fish to obtain a temporary
injunction by which the annual meeting
will be delayed until the court can pass
upon, the important question involved
In the present dispute.
William Nelson Cromwell, formerly
of the Panama cannl commission, is
said to be due in Chicago tomorrow to
take charge of the Harriman interest
in case a legal battle should be precipi
tated. Mr. Fish was closeted today for
several hours with his attorneys,' but
would neither affirm nor deny the re
port that he was about to instigate
proceedings to restrain the Illinois Cen
tral stockholders from holding their
FATHER AND FIVE GIRLS
PERISH WHEN HOME BURNS
By Associated Press.
GLOVKKSVILLE, N. V., Oct. 13.-SIX
members of the family of Solomon
Frank, a glove cutter, father and five
daughters, were suffocated by smoke
when their home was destroyed by nre
early today. The dead are:
SOLOMON FRANK, aged 60.
SARAH FRANK. 11.
DORA FRANK. 19.
ROSA FRANK. 17.
MINNIE FRANK, 12.
MARY FRANK. 10.
The father lost his wife in endeavoring
to save his children, following the dis
covery of the flames by the mother,
¦who, with two small sons, made her
escape. The bodies of the other victims
were found by thu firemen. The oldest
daughter was to have been marrleu early
in December, and last night there was a
special gathering at the home of the
family in celebration of tne approach-
Ing nuptials. The gathering broke up
about 12 o'clock, and at 1:30, when all
had retired, the fire was discovered.
The origi* of the nre is believed to
have been due to a defective chimney.
>'.'¦¦.,' For i Angeles ; and ; vicinity i <
•'Fair today, JlKhtwe»t, wind. v " .»'-.<
;'< Maximum) temperature In,. l.o« •
¦ Ansjelea V.; y c«terdny WBO ;; degree*, <
.'¦ minimum 48 ; degree*.. ¦:,'. :':':k ; ;'S~'j><
BIG DOG SAVES CHILD
* FROM CERTAIN DEATH
Intelllqent Animal Sees Danger, Grabs
Baby* Dress and Pulls Her
from Under Horse's
ST. LOUIS, Oct. 13.— Lois Brooks, 23
months old, who ttves with her parents
In Ferguson, Mo., owes her life to a big
dog, a family pet.
The child and the dog were romping in
the roadway when the girl ran under the
hoofs of aVhorse driven by Anton Kien
stra. Klenstra did not see the child until
It was too late, but the dog had seen the
The dog caught hold of tho child's dress
and dragged her away from the heels of
the horse and the wheels of the buggy,
but was unable to save the little one from
being klckeu twice. Klenstra carried the
bleeding child into the house.
TAKES HIS OWN LIFE
BULLET FIRED DURING STRUGGLE
Violent Death of Former Student at
Naval Academy Is Shrouded
In Some Mys.
By Associated Press.
ANNAPOLIS, Md., Oct. 13.— Second
Lieutenant James H. Sutton, jr., United
States Marino corps, is dead at the naval
academy barracks. His death resulted
from a bullet fired Into tho right side of
,» board of inquiry detailed by Superin
tendent Bager of the naval academy has
prepared a report which will be sub
mitted to the navy department. .From
the best information obtainable Sutton,
in company with Second Lieutenants
i U. Adams and E. P. Hooekler. re
turned to the marine camp at 1:80 o'clock
this morning after having attended a
dance given at the acauemy. Shortly
afterward Sutton is said to have been
discovered on the road nearby with a
revolver in his right h td. Several fel
low officers attempted to disarm him.
This they succeeded in doing, but not
before the weapon was discharged in
some manner Ad Lieutenant Adams and
Lieutenant Hooekler received slight
wounds. Quick as a flash, it Is said,
Sutton took from his blouse another pis
tol and fired a shot into his brain.
Lieutenant Sutton was 22 years old and
the son of James N. Sutton of Portland,
Ore. He was formerly a midshipman of
the present senior class, but resigned
in his third class year.
Nineteen Bodies Recovered
By Associated Press.
BAULT STE. MARIE, Mich., Oct. 13.—
The bodies of nineteen members of the
crew of the steamer Cyprus, which foun
deVed in Lake Superior Friday night, off
Deer Park, have been recovered and
brought to this city. Second Mate C. J.
Pitt of Manltowoc, Wis., the sole sur
vivor of the twenty-two persons on the
ship, arrived here this afternoon on a tug
which brought the bodies from the Deer
Park live-saving station.
Ambushed by Yaquis
By Associated Press.
OUAYAMAS, Oct. 13. — Jesus Broca
mento and Ricardo Robles, members of
the two wealthiest families In this sec
tion of the country, were ambushed
yesterday by Yaqul Indians. Broca
mento was killed outright and Robles
was fatally wounded.
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FRANCIB JOSEPH'S CONDITION
On Arising, Temperature of Austria's
Monarch Is Below Normal, but
Fever Rages During
By Associated Prtss.
VIENNA, Oct. 13.— Although Emperor
Francis Joseph's condition this morning
was regarded as slightly better. It again
became worse during the day. His phy
sicians now fear an attack of lobular
pneumonia. The emperor's fever is
higher. There is a feeling of depression
among the members of his entourage.
i A sleeping potion was administered last
night and thj emperor slept until 6
o'clock this morning.
After awakening he arose and was
propped up by pillows in an armchair.
His temperature was below normal. He
has taken considerable quinine. He seems
The emperor repeatedly asked to be
taken into the open air, saying that he
has been used to it the whole of his life
and that otherwise he could not recover
quickly. Owing to his condition, how
ever, the physicians refused the request.
According to the doctors the danger Is
from old age.
The establishment of a temporary sub
stitution is planned for October 16, when
the ausgleich, or mutual financial ar
rangements between Austria and Hun
gary must be laid before both houses of
parliament. This can be done only if the
emperor has sanctioned the bill, and as
his majesty is uuable to discuss the mat
ter with ministers, a temporary substi
tution will be necessary.
LIGHTING PLANT BURNS;
TOWN IS IN DARKNESS
Gas and Electric Company's Plant at
San Luis Obispo Destroyed by
Fire — Superintendent Se
By Associated Press.
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Oct. 13.— The San
Luis Gas and Electric company's elec
tric plant was destroyed by fire this
momtrfg. The cause was an explosion
of oil under* the boilers. Engineer
Parks was severely burned in a vain
attempt to extinguish the flames.
Superintendent Burt Call said the
city will be without lights for a week.
The damage to machinery and boilers Is
supposed to be slight. The estimated
damage to the building is $2500, fully
Mitchell in Hospital
By Associated Press.
SPRINGFIELD, 111., Oct. 13.-John
Mitchell, president of the United Mine
Workers of America, entered the hospital
at LaSalle, 111., yesterday, and it Is un
derstood he will submit to an operation
for appendicitis when his condition be
comes more favorable.
Copper Mines Closed
By Associated Press.
SATILLO, Mexico, Oct. 14. — The
slump in copper has closed a large
number of mines, not only in the
southern portion of the republic, but In
this section as well. A number of
largo mines have reduced twir output
exactly one-half, while the smaller
ones have closed down entirely.
TELEGRAPHERS TO CONTINUE
LOCAL UNIONS THROW DOWN
GAGE OF BATTLE
President of Wire Men's Organization
Suspended by Executive Board.
Stirring Meeting Held in
By Associated Press.
NEW YORK, Oct. 13.— The New Yo.-k
local of the telegraph union toda/ voted
unanimously to continue the strike
against the Western Union and the Postal
The vote was taken upon the suggestion
of President Small, who in messages to
subordinate officers yesterday pointed out
the Inability of the general assembly to
finance the strike and requested the locals
to vote upon the advisability of the men
returning to work.
Later word was received from Chicago
that Small had been suspended.
The meeting today was characterized by
bitter exchanges between President Small
and the other speakers. The latter charged
the national leader with Inconsistency in
first pro'clulmlng that the strike would be
successfully financed, and yesterday ad
mitting that the general assembly was
without funds and with having conducted
the fight In a hajf-hearted dilatory way.
Small replied, trying to explain his po
sition, but was Interrupted by hisses.
When he suddenly left the hall in the
midst of the speech-making, cries of "re
sign" followed him.
Tonight Small issued a statement in
which he said he was willing to continue
the strike if the men insisted.
When the meeting opened President
Small was given the floor and said: "X
am not here to make an argument for or
against continuing the strike, but merely
to explain why I called for a vote of the
locals on the proposition.
"Saturday Neill inform
ed me that President Clowry had told him
that further negotiations were futile. I
believe what they say. Our funds are
quite exhausted as you know when we
were unable to make a payment to you
yesterday. There are no more in sight.
These are the facts. You can do as you
Percy Thomas, ex-national depui*
pr-sldent, followed Small, saying that the.
latter had said when the strike began
that he could raise $2,000,000 to support it.
Bmall, he said, had asked him thlr'jy
days ago to send out word "no funds"
but the speaker refused. He continued:
"President Small hat utterly neglected
to iroperly approach the subject of rais
ing money, and now he comes before you
and tells you that we have no more ¦
money. This strike cannot be lost if we
have a leader, a national president with
Shouts of "Resign"
There were cheers for Thomas, and as
Small arose to reply snouts of "Resign"
"I have no intention of resigning," he
said, when he could be heard. "To resign
is the last thing that I will do, and I want
to tell you that personal attacks on me
won't buy you bread and butter.
"As for the assessments of other labor
organizations, I want to tell you what
they amount to. The Order of Railroad
T^lejraphers, with a membership of 40,000,
assessed about two dollars, then one dol
lar, has turned in about JJ2.000. From the
25,000 locals of the American Federation of
Labor we have received about $25,000. I
have come here to state facts and to tell
you of your position. Do what you will."
As Small sat down Daniel Russell, chair
man of the local board of strategy, sprang
to his feet.
"Up to last night," he said, "thi9 was
Small's strike and up to last night he did
everything he could to lose. Today it is
yjur strike. Keep it up and we will win.
He alone brought on the strike, and now
he is trying to repudiate it."
Other speakers followed in a similar
vein, after which the resolution was sec
onded declaring that the strike be con
tinued and calling on the national execu
tive committee to remit at once $3000, the
local's share In the general treasury, and
requesting the appropriation of the In
surance fund for Btrlke purposes, was
In his statement tonight President Small
says that in his recent telegram he merely
wished the locals to act intelligently.
"Should the locals throughout the coun
try, or a bare majority of them, vote to
qontinue the strike it will be pushtd with
greater vigor than ever, and the member
ship being in possession of the facts re
garding negotiations and finances no
doubt will work with greater determina
CHICAGO, Oct. 13.— National President
Small of the Commercial Telegraphers'
union and his suggestion that a vote be
taken on the question of calling off tiio
strike were repudiated by members of tha,
Chicago local union at a meeting this aft
A resolution that the strike be continued
was unanimously adopted. The meetlnsr
was followed by a demonstration of
strength by the striking operators before
the offices of the telegraph companies.
The men marched In double file In tb«
streets, shouting, "Stick, stick!" and
otherwise voiced their opposition to tha
At a meeting of the executive committee
Small was suspended. The following
message was sent to President Small by
the executive committee:
"Under article 16, section 7, of the con
stitution of the Commercial Telegraphers'
union of America you are hereby sus
pended from tho office/Of president, to
take effect immediately.
"S. J. KONENKAMP,
"M. J. REIDY,
"J. M. SULLIVAN."
St. Louis Continues Fight
By Associated Press.
ST. LOblS, Oct. 13.— At a meeting to
night the members of the local Commer
cial Telegraphers' union voted to remain
out on strike.
Denver la Firm
By Associated Irwu. t..',-,'-' • •"'. 1;, '' ' " v.'. is^^^^
DENVER, Col.. Oct. 13.—The local un- ¦
ion J of i telegraphers * adopted 5 a '¦' resolu
tion declaring unanimously favor
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