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CHICAGO, April 9. Striking switchmen, who have'
been on strike here for nine days, began returning to Avorkl
this morning. j
Brotherhood officials who have been fighting the!
"illegal" walkout of .their men, do not claim that the strike is'
broken, but were much encouraged by reports from several!
roads that the men, in small groups, were reporting for work, j
The Chicago Junction Railway, the Belt line connecting;
the stockyards and packing plants with the trunk lines, was,
one of the first to report. Eleven engine crews were at work
- this morning, the report said, as compared to three yesterday. '
" While the switching and freight situation showed im- j
provement, the congestion in the yai'ds grew so greafEKat :
seven of the eight railroads entering the Dearborn street.
station were unable to run passenger trains downtown. The'; .
are discharging passengers at surburban stations' to" complet
the-trip on elevated or surface cars.
Only the Santa Fc was running into the station this
I CHICAGO, April ,9. Continued
spread of the insurgent strike of
insurgent switchmen and enginemen t
on railroads throughout the country
-was indicated by reports today show
ing that more than 20,000 men had
joined the walkouts.
Eight thousand insurgents were out
in tho Chicago district whore the
strike had its inception nine days ago.
and reports from a score of cities from'
coast to coast predicted additions to
the strikers' ranks during the day.
Railroad brotherhood officials, who
have appealed to loyal union men to
aBsist in breaking the strikes, declared
the Chicago strike would be broken
within 4S hours and said with its
abatement the strikers in other parts
of the country would end. I
Chairmen o the brotherhoods an-
nounced there had been an improve-
Sent in the Chicago district and that
J 2?- men were slowly returning to
c. They asserted that freight traf-
j ,vas 50 per cent normal.
' fa the other hand leaders of the
aLJoUlng yardmen's union declared the;
lstYike was growing and that the men,
would continue to remain out of the1
parent unions.
Threatened With Expulsion.
Notices were sent out by chairmen
of the Brotherhood of Railroad Train
ment to nil strikers reitera'ting their i
demand that the men return to work
and threatening them wtih expulsion
from pe union.
Ono thousand brotherhood men from
other cities had answered the call for
strikebreakers here, it was said.
Although it was estimated that be
tween 40,900 and 50,000 packing house
and stockyards' employes had been
thrown out of employment today as
a result of the stoppage of cattle ship
ments, packers announced that no
shortage of meat need be feared Many
industrial plants reported thousands
of employes would bo thrown out of
work if the freight tio-up continued
another week.
Nearly -1000 employes of 23 railroads
entering Toledo, including switchmen,
englnemen and firemen wero reported
In. the St. TxjuIs district, including
East St, Louis and Madison, 111,,
freight traffic was reported virtually
at a standstill with yardmen of 27
roads on strike.
Southwest Has Embargo.
All railroads In Kansas City, Mo.,
operating under contracts with the
Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen,
were affected and the strike had
spread todny to Kansas City, Kan.,
and Rosedale, and industrial suburb.
Points throughout the southwest re
port embargoes had been placed on
freight and cattle shipments to St,
Louis, Kansas City, and Chicago and
freight traffic between New Orleans
and Chicago on all lines was Buspend
Rail centers throughout California
felt the freight restrictions and east
ward along the transcontinental lines
severnl terminals reported strikes. ;
Sinning at Los Angeles where ap-j
proximately 1100 yardmen walked out 1
yesterday, the strike spread to yards
in San Francisco and Oakland and
other California cities. Company offi- j
cials said 4'13 men were out in San;
Francisco and Oakland, and walkouts j
were reported in Roseville, Bakers-1
field. Mojave and Colton. The South
ern Pacific estimated that 1800 men
were on strike on lines in its coast dl-;
vision. 1
Unionized railroad workers at Louis
ville. Ky., at a meeting yoted almost
unanimously against striking in sym
pathy with the Chicago "insurgents,"
j brotherhood officials reported.
j CHICAGO, April D. Wage demands
i of five groups of railroad employes
numbering 980,000 will be pushed "im
mediately as the result of the spread
.of unauthorized strikes of switchmen
land enginemen. G. A. Worrell, general
chairman o( the railway clerks' or
igan ization of the Chicago and North-'
western system said today. i
Railway clerks, telegraphers, signal 1
men, maintenance of way employes!
land stationary enginemen. firemen and
'oilers, the groups Involved, will pre-'
I sent demands to every railroad in the
United States within a week, Worrell
l said. Wage increases of 20 cents an
hour and restitution of tho pre-war
diuerential wage scale will bo de
manded and fifteen days of grace
granted for compliance of'the compa
nies, he said.
"The men are at the end of the!
rope," said Worrell. "President Wil-
I son promised to Increase wages if In I
six months the cost of living was not
materially reduced. The living costs!
are just as high, if not higher. Wei
I cannot live on our present wages."
LOS ANGELES, April 9. A crowd
gatherod outside the county jail and
watcher two prisoners sawing the bars
out of a window, until attaches of tho
jail, wondering 'why the crowd was
there, joined It. and soon afterwards
moved the men to another coll. Ono
of the prisoners swallowed poison
when he found' his attempt to break
jail was a failure.
SPOKANE, April 9. Large areas of
tho winter wheat acreage in Washing
ton have suffered from drought, winds
freezing or erosion, it is declared In a
report issued by G, S. Bay,' field agent
here of the department of agriculture.
The condition of the crop April 1 was
only 7'.J per cent of a normal, compared
with 97 per cent last year.
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A summary talen from
throughout the country early
today follows:
Chicago 3,000 men on strike
and freight traffic estimated
50 per cent of normal.
Toledo 1000 employes of 23
ro,ads idle.
St. Louis district 5,000 men
out; freight traffic virtually
tied up.
Buffalo 2,00 men idle.
Jersey City 2,000 yardmen
and other workers out.
Los Angeles 1.400 on strike.
Detroit 1,500 idle.
San Francisco 443. men put.
Kansas City 400 men on
Gary, Ind., 350 idle.
Symcuse 250 meTiout ,
Saginaw, Mich. 2CICPnien of
Peve Marquette out.
Salt Lake 215 men on strike.
Ogden 150 switchmen on
Decatur, HI. 107 men out.
Joliet, 111. 50 out on four
Scrauton 50 men idle
Springfield, 111. Baltimore
and Ohio switchmen on strike.
Niagara Falls Two roads
affected and traffic' detoured.
Fletcher Declares U. S. Navy:
l Was Prepared at Time War j
! Was Declared j
i WASHINGTON. April 9. Two,
yaars before the .United Slates joined'
the allies in the world war-the navyi
general board prepared a comprehen-j
5lve plan for war against a "central j
power" of Europe, Rear Admiral F. F. J
Fletcher today told the senate invest!-!
! gating committee. Ho was replying to!
I Rear Admiral Sims' charges thnt whenj
I the United States entered tho way the;
I navy department had no "well consid-j
ered" plans or policies Tor fighting
Germany. j
I Admiral Fletcher said the plan "cov-i
J ered every phase of naval operations
under the assumed conditions of Tvar."
Admiral Fletcher was a member of
tho general board during the war but
was engaged for the most part with
his duties as a member of the war in
dustries board, the priorities board
and the council of national defense.
No navy ever was or ever would be
fully prepared for war In the eyes of
everyone, the admiral declared, but
the American navy when it entered
,tho War was "just as well prepared as
any other navy in the world when tho
great war burst forth," he asserted.
The witness said that sending all
available destroyers abroad to fight
submarines would have left tho Ameri
can coasts and ports full of invalu
able vessels and cargoes open to at
tack by German submarines.
No loss of shipping or failure of the
nayy transport troops to Franco pro
longed tho war for a single day, tho
admiral asserted.
BERLIN, April 9 Lieutenant Count
Kalneyn, who was killed yesterday
near Nleder Wolsladt, sixteen miles
north of Frankfort, wnB shot by a
French patrol, according to a semi
official dispatch from Frankfort.
; ' it IT!
Sabotage and Violence Ad
vised by One Speaker
At Chicago Meeting :
;tm proud to be 1
i rebel," he declares j
Details of Destruction in Twin i
Cities Strike Related by
Radical ' j
CIIICAQO. ,.AarlU&One vwitcn-1
jihrin was .fhot and askeral slugged at
(meetings of the, striking railroad men i
j last niht, poJIce learned' today. j
J John Krlntz, a striker, who pro
; posed that the jumi return to.-work,-:
, ed away In an automobile by Trlends. :
; Sabotage and violence was advo-j
, cated by one of the speakers, E. A. '
Esty. a C Y. A. orfttuiizcr, who par-I
ticlpaled Jn tho Gary stoel strike and!
' several labor disturbances here. '
; "They call me a' rebel." Esty told 1
i the strikers. "Tin proud to bo a rebel. 1
, In 1310 l had charge of a railroad1
strike in the Twin Cities Minneapolis!
and St. Paul. The men all went out
j and stayed out.
i "I went down to the- I. AV. AN, head
! quarters and got some help. Thon
ono day four passenger trains wero
wrecked. Tho next) .day seven freight
j trains were wrecked. Then wo sent
, word icf the railroads .that If they
didn't come across, wod tear down
; tho roundhouse. They didn't answer
wo did. The roundhouse was torn
I down. v
! "Thci the railroads begged for,
mercy. Tind asked 16 meet us. AVe i
told them to como to ua. There was,
a meeting:. Tho union drew up a
contract and tho railroad refused It. j
The next day wo blew up a bridge.
That nlcht an Ice Jam formed in the
river anil tore down tho rest of the
bridge, so they don't know to this day
who dl4 the Job. But we won the
strike. '.
"I dIdT ninety days In jail for block
ins: tho malls, I got off li.tht because
I told the Judge I didn't know the law.
But of course I knew it then as well
as I do now."
MUSCATINE. la.. April 9. The
breaking of tho Illinois levee at a
point a mile above the high bridge
which spans the Mississippi river at
this point had flooded 7000 acres of
ground at 'ten o'clock this morning and
the overflow of fully forty thousand
additional acres lying below the dis
trict first affected cannot be averted.
The flood will create a lake two
miles wide and twenty miles in length.
Tho levee, weakened by waves
which plunged against the barrier for
days, collapsed without warning short
ly before midnight. The several hun
dred families residing in the district
lying behind tho levee 'had moved out,
averting any loss of lire. Tho loss to
farmers nnd land owners will approxi
mate a quarter of a million dollars.
' oo
ItfADRID, April S. Many now
banking Institutions are being estab
lished throughout Spain, hardly a day
passing without announcement of an
other having begun business. Boforo
the war there wero only 100 banks
in Spain, but today thoro aro 300 in j
operation. '
Lothbrldgo, Alta, April C. Loth
brldgo promises to bocomo the center
of oil aotlvlty in tho south of Alborta.
Drilling has commencod In several
places tributary to tho city. Tho Im
perial Oil company Is drilling to tho
south and west on Dry Fork and west
of Nanton. This company Intends to
spend two million dollar& In Alberta
this summer In search of oil.
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SM HH"'l I gj.
IDLE "jo
Embargoes Are Placed on In
coming Freight When 150
Ogden Yard Workers Quit
Salt Lake, Pocatello and Other
Western Cities Affected
By Conditions
Freight traffic throush the Ogden
terminal was paralyzed today. by rea
son of the strike of about .150 switch
men, who left their posts last night.
Tho walkout In Ogden Is a pavt of
the natlon-wldc movement, which is
unauthorized by tho union to which
the men wore afflllatod, but which
union, the men say, has not got them
tho wage increases they have demand
ed. The Southern Pacific, Union Paci
fic. Oregon Short Line and Denver &
nio Grande roads are affected in Og
den. Passenger trains wero being oper
ated by the few crows left In the yards
py the strikers. '.
, 'Kmbnrgo 'rcolared - , . -
Embargoes on all Incoming perish
able freight were declared by the rail
roads and other freight ia accepted
subject to delay.
About fifty freight handlers wero
The strike has also hit Safc L.aki
and Pocatello.
Passenger trains are running about
on, time but the movement of freight
Is at a standstill.
Seldom has the local terminal been
as qUIet as it is today.
Besides the 150 switchmen who
went out, members of nineteen other
crews at work In the yards aro Idle.
Tho strike also had widespread ef
fect on employment of hundreds of
other trainmen on the roads center
In at Ogden. whoaro affected by
the embargo orders.
Conductors "Warned
A telegram was received today by
D. L. Boyle, secretary of the Order of
Railway Conductors" local, division
No. 124, warning members not to bo
come involved and to use every effort
to sec that contract agreements are
held sacred. Copies of tho message
were posted at many points where
members congregate. The message
"Vice President Gregg and the gen
eral committee Instructs that you no
tify all ,our membership by posting
notices or otherwise, that, the yard
men's strike is Illegal, and not to bo
come Involved In any manner but
protect our membership and our con
tract by staying on their jobs and per
forming the servlco heretofore ro
rmlrod of thorn."
Sprout's Statement
"William Sproul, president of the
Southern Pacific company, In review
ing condition leading up to events
last evening, today sent the following
statement to Tho Standard-Examiner:
"To the Public and Our Employes:
During the day, switchmen and yard
men have been leaving the servlco of
this company and of other roads in
southern California and In all our
yards on both sides of San Francisco
bay without any notice and without
; presenting any grlovance. Tn thus
j abandonlng.thcir duties they have vio
'latcd tho provisions of the transpos
ition act of 1020 and the orders and
Instructions of their own brother
hoods. They have Jgnorod the public
inlorest In the movement of passen
gers and mall and of freight whether
poiishablo or not.
"Tho action of theso men, who arc
a very small minority of the employes
has. the effect of preventing railroad
operation in tho principal railroad
terminals of California, this Injuring
tho business of tho public on the ono
hand and affecting Injuriously the
great majority of tho employes on tho
other hand.
Reason for Strike
"Tho day has passed and yet after
diligent Inquiry both among tho men
and among the brothorhood officers
thoro Is no knowledge of -why these
men struok and what they expect to
gain by striking.
"Under tholr circumstances we arc
forcod to notify tho public that the
company at present cannot accept per
ishable freight or llvcstoak to be
moved to, from or through tho scenes
of trouble, and can accept other
freight only subject to dolay.
"We hopo the delays occasioned by
iheso embargoes will bo brief, because
the great body of experienced and
thoughtful employes tnko no part hjf
this strike and have no sympathy
To Low
Following a meeting held today
at the Eagles' club, the striking
svitchmen issued the following
"To the public:
"The walkout of the O. U. R. &.
D. yardmen is an expression of
discontent of the many delays and
evasions which have been encoun
tered by yardmen in general over
the United States in their dealings
with the several boards which
have been appointed to look after
our protection. The crisis has
been reached when the man with
ap average family has been unable
to meet his obligations by work
ing 30 and 31 days each month
at an occupation which has always
afforded him ample means.
"The pay of switchmen is below
that of the average laborer and for
comparison we Invite those who
would -become interested to look
up the table of statistics put out
by the United Slates labor bureau.
"We ask the support of the pub
lic, of which we have been an in
tegral and uncomplaining part,
and wish the public to cooperate
.with us morally -and to realize -there
are now among our members
property owners and long resi
dents of Ogden who have been in
the past and will in the future en
deavor to give the public our full
share of service when we are as
sured by so doing ve vill receive
the reasonable compensation ask
ed for and protection promised us
by those who have had the scltle
i ment of the matter in their hands
since the war began."
The strikers say that their de
mands were presented to the rail
roads months ago. The demands
are the same that have been pre
sented in Washington and have
been under discussion for a long
time, it was stated.
PITTSBl'RG. Kan.. April 9. Alex
ander I-Iowat, president of the Kansas
coal miners, wassentenced to jail for
contempt of court by Judge Andrew J.
Curran, of the Crawford county dis
trict court this morning.
The judge sentenced Howat and
three associates to the county Jail un
til such lime as ihoy will testify be
fore the Jvansas court of Industrial re
lations. Under the order of Judge Curran,
Iiowat and the other officials will be
taken to tho county jail at Gerard immediately.
with it for St Is wholly without war
rant. It is in such conflict that the
reasonable expectations of. l'e 1 1 bile
that we believe the men on sober sec
ond thought will revise their views
and return to their work.
"We prefer thnt they return, but
In any circumstances tho servlco must
bo restored. In this we roly on hc
support of the public and of thai great
body of our employes who recognizor
their obligations and live up to them."
Operator Intends to Fire Onlj jH
One Cartridge, When
Belt Is Exploded j
United States Interested as
Observer Than as an
Active Participant
FRANKFORT. April 8. (By tht
Associated Press.) Assertion tha
there was no intention to fire a ma- '
chine g.un Into a crowd here Wcdncs
day, and that the Incident was rcallj
a mishap. Is made by a French office) IH
who witnessed It. Fear on the pan IH
of a French soldier that tho crowd
Intended to rush tho patrol In tht
street led to the tragedy. 1 IH
This man, it is declared, put a bell IH
of cartridges into the gun for the pur- 1 IH
pose of firing one shot to disperse tht
crowd. The explosion of the gun.
however, caused the soldier In charge
of It to lose his head and the wholt
belt was fired.
Inspection of the thirty-six machlnt
guns brought to Frankfort by Frcncn
Troops has been made, and it Is said
none of them was found defective oi
to show a tendency to fire upon the
insertion of the cartridge belt.
Confirmation Lacking'. I
Inquiry has failed to obtain con- I
flrmatlon of a report given out at tht
mayor's office that a woman and girl
were struck by revolver shots fired
last night from the windows of the IH
Imperial hotel, where the French havt
established their headquarters.
The ban on the publication of news
papers was rerioved today, and the
will not be subject to censorship, tht I
French officers declare, if they re
fralu from printing articles tending tc
incite the people to disorder. VM
A press bureau has been established
by the French, and in It is hung a
picture of a ruined French village.
This picture bears the caption: "Gcr
many has ravaged France.
MADRID, April S. Spanish capital-
ists are engaged In negotiations for the jl
acquisition of the German Trans- j jH
Atlantic Electric company, which op- ,
eratcs In South America. jH
j EL PASO, Tex., Apr. 9 A j I
! patrol of soldiers from the jl
j Nineteenth infantry fired fifty i 'H
j shots at a band of liquor smug-- jM
j glers in the suburbs of El Paso H
j today. The smugglers deserted jl
i their automobile and liquor J ill
and fled across the international 1
I boundary into Mexico, filing
several shots at the American . .B
soldiers. No casualties were re- 1
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