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Union Label Workers Find
Dangerous Conditions
in the East
Fifty Million Wage Earners
to Be Represented in
Great Convention
— rj-jiT^ Garment vrorkers*
£=^~iJ^Sjw^^_ union of this city
""^Sv^^^SS?^ haf? l)ocn advised by
a letter from Cleve
mnd of the work General Organizer
\ ictor Altman of New York is doing In
the Ohio city in behalf of the labor
label. Altman, who has devoted a
gr<?at deal of,attentlon to the clothing
industry of the United States and who
is considered an authority in that line,
told at a meeting last week of the con
ditions he found on his tour of inves
tigation. He said:
I west into a sweatshop out In your Broad
w«y district the. other day and found a family
t>i consumptives working on garments that will
be sold, bacilli aad all, to Cleveland people who
ao not bother to looV for tbe union label. The
result will 6bow tnbereuloeli claiming etUl more
victims. A tremendous spread of the white
Piague during the past few years bag alarmed
rhe scientist! and medWl expert* of Europe
«n<3 America. Tbe dreaded disease is no re
*pectcr of persons; tbe rich are as susceptible
as tbe poor.
The trouble la that more attention la given
«o removing effects rather than cause. Your
phystclant ar» kept on the jump administering
to tbe suffering and barrels of medicines are
b«in» consumed by the afflicted in their pitiful
efforts to jret well. But the sink holes are
allowed to flourish and contaminate hundreds of
p<v>ple because of a superstitious reverence for
the alleged rights of private property.
If any one started a dynamite factory on
Kuclld avenue, would there be a protest? Yet
such an establishment' would be leas dangerous
to the health and lives of the people than are
your disease breeding open sweatshops.
Ow eclocs are striking at the root of the
\u2666>v!l. The nnlon label Is the- only guarantee
that products were not turned out of such
shops, and all the Ignorance and prejudice ex
tant do not change that fact one lota.
• • •
Waiters' nnlon No. 30 held the first
meeting its new hall at 690 Eddy street,
near Larkln. Wednesday night. It is
one of the finest meeting halls In the
city. Only routine business came up.
At the meeting next Wednesday the
question of electing delegates to the
international convention to be held
at Toledo, October, 14, will be'discussed.
This will be made the special order of
business for 9 o'clock.
•\u25a0 • •
"Secretary Morgan of the Pacific
Coast waiters' association has received
from Henry Barker, manager of the
Bohemian club grove, a letter express
ing- satisfaction for the service rendered
during the recent Bohemian outing by
the 50 members of the -association who
were sent there to wait on the guests.
• • •
Present A. J. Gallagher presided at
the meeting of the San Francisco labor
.council last nigrht.
A proposition to have the council
Indorse proposed amendments to the
charter in relation to the appointment
of the board of health, was rejected
on the recommendation of the law and
legislative committee.
Chairman French of the committee
on Labor day announced that the sub
committees are attending to many
minor details; that the cigar makers
have donated a $30 cup to be con
tefted for by two teams of baseball
players from unions affiliated with the
\u25a0 labor council. The cigar makers, it
was announced, have a ball team and
It challenpes any team for a match.
The chairman of the committee sug
gested that It be decided whether the
San Francisco labor council parade in
a body. Chairman Gallagher said
that if the council parades as a body
it will be an Innovation. The matter
was discussed by many members. The
substance pt the opposition to a mo
tion to have the council parade was
that the members of the council hold
positions in their respective unions and
that they cannot well be in two di
visions In the parade, and further that
if the labor council took the lead in
the procession it would shut out the
city front federation, which has drawn
first place and much Jealousy would
be created. The motion to parade was
The council indorsed a recommenda
tion from the label committee that a
union calendar be printed for 1908.
• • • .
Cooks' union local No. 44 at its meet-
Ing next Thursday will vote upon the
advisability of sending delegates to the
convention of the international union
to be held next October in Toledo.
•• \u25a0 •
Max Hayes, labor editor of the Cleve
land Leader, sizes up In the following
article the future of the printing press
men, who are to discuss with the ty
pothcte the demand for an eight hour
day and union shop:
Doubtless the pressmen will be prepared to
engage In the shorter workday contest by No
vember 1, or not later than the first of the
year. Of course they will obtain the eight hour
day, as will the bookbinders In the offices that
made tbe concession to the printers, and tbe
flgbt win be made on the so called open shops
in which, outside of Cleveland, the pressmen
are nearly all onion.
Tbe pressmen are fortunately situated. They
bold about the same position in a printing office
: ;. »; t an engineer does on a railway train. , and
their 18,000 member* Include pretty nearly all
the competent men In the country.
"Those pressmen who are not in oar organi
sation by the Ist of September," said a local
official. "wUI hare a mighty hard job to ever
get Inside. As matters stand, we are op
•gainst a tough proposition here In Cleveland.
There are half a dozen pressmen working In
nine hotzr chops who are anxious to join the
union but tbe International officers forbid ns
admitting them. Several months ago we did
give a man a card, but the Akron onion pro
tested and we were heavily fined. Neverthe
less there are several plans under consideration
and thlnw wd loom tip all right shortly."
• • r • V .-•-
The roost extensive labor movement
of. the times is that looking to an In
ternational convention of all organized
crafts, at which there will be repre
sented more than 60,000,000 wage
workers from all parts of the world.
Arrangements are being completed be
tween the American federation of la
bor and national trade unions of Eng
land, Scotland, Germany, Denmark,
Austria, Belgium, Norway, Netherlands
and other foreign countries to inter
change union cards between unions of
kindred crafts and callings. In addi
tion to this worldwlde j movement be
tween the organized wage workers of
tli'e world tbe American federation of
labor and the American society of
equity, (the farmers' unions of the
United States) have formed an alliance.
• • •
The state federation of labor of
Missouri has inaugurated a campaign
for the enforcement of the child labor
law. Thomas J. Sheridan, president of
the body, is aiding the officers of the
state In the enforcement of the law,
and to that end has written a letter to
every union man in the state asking
him to constitute himself a committee
of one to report to the prosecuting offi
cer of the locality in which he lives
any infringement of the law.
• • •
Wood workers employed in the floor
ing and planing mills of Chicago have
signed a new agreement with their
employers at 10 per cent Increase in
Vages. The agreement provides for
the employment of union men exclu :
Kively and is effective one year. The
scale runs from J2.25 to 13.50 a day fcr
nine hours' work.
Coctlaued from Pnsre S, Column 5
uprK>r floors at Wl2 Flllntore street for three
years ar a total rental of $7,200; for Morris and
JoM-iih liymaii and estate of Henry N. Jlytnan
to Itarl-nra llu!<hol. upper Co^r of building at
lir.«i/. Market street for five years «t n total
rental or $."0.0i«); for Robert H.-irtEhurne and
Ji:l!a Trafk to 11. H. Healer nnd A. Steaf'.mon,
bnlMJnc »t 21-23 Sjwar Mree't for two .veer* nt a
total natal c.t f'S.finrt; for B. Herman lo Frlda
Nnprl. the roominc lioufi" at the snutbrast corner
of I*us!i and Franklin streets for five years at a
total rrnt.-l of $18,000; for Ki!llo H. Colt to tbe
\'ulean Iron works, lot «t tbe Bnntlieaet corner of
Frano'son and Kcarny streets fur five yfars at a
total rental of £"'.7r>o; for tbe Monarch Invest
ment company to Bt:sh & Hsllett compuny.
ftores at (W4-8-12 T»:rk street far two years at a
total rental of $2,100:. for Oscar . T. Luains: to
the Indiana fiirnlturo company, two upper
floors of the three story brick building in Polk
street tetween Sntter and Bush for five years at
h total rental of $10,500: for Well*. Fargo &
Co. to the supreme court of California, the
r-iplitli floor of the Wells Fargo building at
Seoond and Mission ptreets for five years at a
total rental of J66.000: for Wells. Farjfo & Co.,
to (Jray Bros., rooms on the sixth floor of the
Wells Fanro building for five years at a total
rental of $3,000.
Thomas M.igee & Sons have nego
tiated the following leases:
For William A. Magee. Thomas Magee and
Frederic E. Magee. the store at 24 Geary street
to E. Westeiios and Charles Schmit, for a total
rental of $27,250; for the Bankers investment
company, store at 10 Grant avenue, to the Union
transfer company; for Elizabeth H. Melcer to
Dominick Bujacish and John Mladlnich, the
store at Clay and Battery streets, for a total
of $9,000; for the account of Dora Levy to A.
Willkotnm. lot in Tehatna street, 205 feet north
east of Third street, for two years at a total
rental of fSOO; for the account of James Boss
Jr. to Martin Pell, lot in Langdon street, 105
feet northeast of Harrison, for three years at
a total rental of $375.
They have also negotiated the follow
ing sales:
For William A. Magee, Thomas Magee and
Frederic E. Magee, lot on the sonth side of
Clay street, west of Cherry, to Fred It. Gran
nis; for tbe Botbin real estate company to Pedro
Samaria, northeast corner of Chestnut and La
«:una streets, for $2,000; for Patrick P. Ward
to John Scott, lot on east side of Twenty-seventh
avenue, north of California, for $1,000.
Lyon & Hoag Deport an active de
mand for building sites in both the city
and in several suburban tracts. Daring
the* past two weeks they have sold the
following lots:
At Burlingame — Boston investment company
to Mrs. E. M. Guinaw, lot at Anita road and
Bayswater avenue, $1,250; Boston investment
company to Marie Allen, lot at Peninsula ave
nue and Victoria road, $S00; Fred and Clara
Colby bought the northeast corner of Clarendon
road and Peninsula avenne for $1,000. At Mt.
Tanialpals Park. Mill Valley — Tamalpais park
tract to A. L. Sapteiro, lots X, and M, $1,000;
Tamalpais nark tract to E. P. Salmon, lot
253, $750; Tamalpais park tract to a client, lot*
5 and 109; Tamttlpais park tract to E. R. Man
ning, lot "Si, $750: Tamalpais park tract to
V. J. Moran. lot 139, $400.
Mira Monte park, Kentfield — Mint Monte tract
to A. O. RossC lot on Rosebank avenue; to Mr.
Newlands. lot on McAllister avenue.
Bakers Beacb — Bakers Beach land company to
Mrs. Byrnes, lot on Thirty-second avenue, north
of California, $1,400; Bakers Beach land com
pany to Frances Kennedy, lot on Thirty-second
avenue, north of California street. $1,400; Ba
kers Beach land company to W. C. Carson, lot
in Thirty-second avenue, north of California
street. $1,500; Bakers Beach land company to
W. C. Carson, lot in Thirty-second avenue,
north of California street. $1,500: Bikers Beacb
land company to A. P. Bell, lot in Thirty-sec
ond avenue, north of California, $1,250.
Pope tract-J^Pope estate company to James
kinder, lot in Vormel street near Cole, $1,150;
IV>l>h estate company to S. Gainella, lot In
Carmel street near Ashbury, $1,000; Pope estate
company to N. Gnlll. lot in Carmel street near
Asbbury, $1,100: Pope estate company to C. L.
Harrell. lot in Carmel street near Cole. $1,100;
Pope estate company to M. L. Jackson, two lots
on Carmel street near Shrader. $3,600; Pope
estate company to Mrs. dishing, lot in Carmel
street near Belvedere, $1,150: Pope estate com
pany to G. Garvey. lot in Shrader istreet near
Seventeenth, $1,200; Pope estate company to
W. J. Moruan, lot in Cannel street near Cole,
$1,100; Pope estate company to L. R. Rott.eers,
1 lot in Cole street near Alma, $1,750; Pope
estate company to Mr. Mackey, lot in Alma
avenue near Cole. $1,450; Pope estate company
to Mr. Carey, lot in Shrader street near Rivoli.
$1,400; Pope estate company to Mr. Touhlil,
lot in Shrudrr street near Seventeenth, $1,200;
Pope estate company to Mr. Mosher. lot at
corner of Cole and Hiroii streets, $2,500; Pope
estate compnny to Mr. Brockett, lot In Cole
street near Alna, $1,750; Pope estate company
to C. 11. Hollseh, four lots in Carmel street
noar Cole. $4,400; Pope estate company to It.
W. Magntre. lot in Cole street near Seven
teenth. $2,000; Pope estate company to A.
Pepercorn. lot at Seventeenth and Cole streets,
52,000; Pope estate company to J. J. - O'Brien,
lots at Seventeenth and Shrader streets, $3,200;
Pope estate company to Rodgers, lot In Cole
street near Alma avenue, $1,750; Pope estate
company to Farley, lot at Seventeenth and
• Shrader streets, $750; Pope estate company to
E. Rey. lot in Belvedere street near Seven
teenth. $1,700; Pope estate company to Bertha
Roe. lot In Cole street near Seventeenth, $1,350;
Pope estate company to G. I. Kennedy, lot at
Carmel and Belvedere streets. $2,000; Pope es
tate company to Mr. Mecklenberg, lot in Cole
street near Seventeenth, $1,350; Pope estate
company to W. J. Morgan, lot in Cole street
near Seventeenth, $1,750; Pope estate company
to G. H. S. Harding, lot In Cole street near
Rivoli, $1,750.
The C. P. McLeod Company reports
the following transactions:
For Mrs. E. Thompson, frame bouse containing
6even rooms in Church street near Twenty-third,
$4,650: for William Reed, frame cottage contain
ing six rooms at 3569 Twenty-sixth street,
$4,650: for J. Desmond, frame building occupied
by saloon and flat at Twenty-second and Harrisoa
streets, to W. Keitkunt. $5,500; for J. A. Kosch
rtltzkl to 11. Welncr. cottage at 111 Valley street,
$5,000; for F. A. Colley to H. F. Suhr, lot 53 in
San Jose avenue Improved with an old frame
building containing 11 rooms; Subr anticipates
building an elegant residence on this lot; price
Soi Getz & Sons report the following
sales :
1/ot 25x120 In west line of Thirty-fifth avenue,
50 feet south of A street, to Frank W. Arnold,
lot 25x120 In west line of Forty-fourth avenue,
250 feet south of H street, to C. and J. Dawson;
lot 25x120 in west line of Forty-fourth avenne,
100 feet south of H street, to Jennie A. S<Vaefer;
lot 25x100 in west line of Bright street, 175 feet
south of Garfleld, to H. L. Ellis; lot 25x100 in
north line of I street. 57:6 feet east of Forty
neventh avenue, to J. H. D. Feldbusch Jr.; lot
25x120 in east line of Twelfth avenne. 275 feet
south of X street, to Charles O. Jackson.
Two Hundred and Fifty Acres Within
City Limits to Be Put
on Market
The Crocker estate has announced
a deviation from the policy of retain
ing all its outside properties and will
place a tract of about 250 acres along
the Mission road, near the county line,
on the market for home sites. The tract
is situated on the sunny eastern slope
in the vicinity of Mission street and
San Jose avenue. It is. to be divided
into lots, with all street work and
water provided by the estate. There
is a five minute, one fare car service
from the tract to the business section
of the city and the lots are to be sold
at a low price and on easy terms.
"About 3,000 lots will be disposed
of," said W. lv Crocker yesterday,
"and It will be our policy, through our
agents, G. H. Umbsen-& Co., to make
special Inducements in the way of
terms to mechanics and workingmen
generally. They may thus come to
own homes of their own within the
city limits and this desirable class will
be kept here. The suburban movement
will in a measure be offset, and San
Francisco benefited." \
Editor The Call — Sir: 'In the inter
view that took place between your re
porter and myself in relation to the
"stable" outrage, and which was pub
lished in your Issue of s last Tuesday,
there appeared, unfortunately, the name
of Herbert Schmitz. I desire to state
that I did not authorize the publication
of Herbert Schmltz's name,, and that I
was deeply pained when I saw it in the
Interview. I desired to correct the mis
take immediately.' I was prevented
from doing so by certain circumstances.
Yours truly, T. CARAHER,
. St Francis church-
August 9, 1907.
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Operators' Strike Spreads
Until Small Galls a Halt
Continued From Page 1, Column 1
ators Is not settled in that time. The
executive. committee of local" Nol 34 of
the telegraphers' union -at a meeting
tonight at its headquarters- in West
Oakland adopted a resolution recom
mending that National President
Small call out all the operators em
ployed In the Western- Union offices in
San Francisco and Alameda counties.
The resolutions adopted were as fol
Whereas, the action .of tbe Western- Union
officials in San Francisco is in violation of both
the letter and tbe spirit of the agreement, en
tered into on July 10 between the Western
Union telegraph company and the department
of commerce and labor; and
Whereas, members in a | number of cities of
the United . States have quit their positions in
consequence of the dlscrimlnatidn and \u25a0 Intimida
tion practiced by the Western Union v officials
toward its employes, especially . women, and
deeming a further spreading of; the | strike In
evitable; therefore, be It ' "'.'\u25a0."""
Resolved, that the local executive board of
local No. 34 of j the commercial telegraphers'
union of America - recommends that its' national
president call on every member of the union
employed by tbe Western Union telegraph com
pany in the counties of San Francisco and Ala
meda to leave bis or her key. .'\u25a0
While the date set for the calling
of the strike has been kept secret by
the members of the executive, board,
one of its members declared tonight
that the call would come within five
days unless the entire trouble between
the company and the operators was set
tled within that time. ,
National President S. J. Small, who
conducted the strike which was ended
on July 19, eaid tonight Ijefore the
meeting of the executive boa"*d:. ;
There Is nothing that I ban say at this time,
as it would not be prudent to make a detailed,
statement. The entire situation is In such a
condition that I must decline to talk of Ihe
plans of the union. I will say, however, that the
responsibility for the present trouble rests \n
tlrely with the officials of the Western Union
telegraph company in San Francisco, ' who have
failed to live up to tbe agreement entered Into
between the union end the company at the: time
tbat the strike was settled two weeks ago.
The new strike, however, Is spreading and
about 2,000 operators, are out. We are holding
back the operators in Oakland and San Francisco
as a reserve In spite of their deßlre again to
go out, but how long they will continue to
work It Is impossible to say.
Mrs.' Sadie Nichols, who was styled
the storm center of the present trou
ble by President Small, declared that it
was through no fault of hers that
Ryan, the operator in the Los Angeles
office, whose discharge had caused the
strike of the operators, had been dis
missed from the employ of the West
ern Union company. Mrs. Nichols said:
Reports have come to me tonight that in a
dispatch from Buffalo, N. V.. I am accused of
having deserted my husband, who is said to
be a desk sergeant in tbe police department of
that city. Such a report is absolutely false,
as I was divorced from my husband ' ten years
ago, eight years before I came to California.
As for Ryan, all I can sny is that be caused
the trouble himself. He tried to render it im
possible for me to receive his messflges. Wbeu
I fonnd that I could not make out the mes
sages sent by Mr. Ryan I asked one of the
chiefs in the office to take the wire, without
saying who was at the other end, to see if h«
could do any better. Three of the,' chief op
erators tried to receive his messages, but were
unnble to make them out,' and this was what
caused his discbarge. Because I refused to leave
the employ of the company when the strike
was called, tbe members of tbe union are blaming
me for tbe present trouble. 1 remained with
the company, not because I wished to aid .In
breaking the strike, but because I was heavily
in debt.
Assistant Superintendent Takes Hold
of Company's Fight in South
LOS ANGELES. Aug. 9. — Assistant
Superintendent I. N. Miller of the West
ern Union arrived today from San
Francisco and took charge of the local
fight for the company. After a. confer
ence with P. 11. Lamb, the local district
manager. Miller made the following
statement: . - v
After an examination of the situation here I
approve in every way the course tbat Mr. Lamb
has taken and the manner in which the affairs
of the company have been conducted in this
contest. ' The men must return ' to work before
we will treat with them in any way. We will
receive no committee representing them, as
strikers. Operator Ityan, . who. was discharged,
may return only In tbe usual way. 'He must
take up bis case individually, and. if it should
appear that any injustice has been done, we
would reinstate him.
Let me say, however, that the contention that
Mr. Ryan was . discharged for- any other .reasons
than that of delaying business and using abusive
Unguagn to tbe Oakland woman operator is untrue
The Oakland woman is an'excellent operator and
the contention of-, the men here tbat she is in
competent is -without Justification. Besides she
Is a widow with .'several children and Is earn
ing money for ftbelr living. During the strike
in tbe north all efforts to intimidate her were
made hero without avail.
The statements that have been made thnt the
men discharged were discriminated against be
cause tbey were union 'men is also untrue. Our
company asks no -questions 'as to whether men
are members of unions or not. If any such
cases exist and can -be established to our satis
faction or to tbe satisfaction of a board of arbi
tration.' as provided In Mr.- dowry's letter to
Commissioner Nelll, vre will certainly rescind
our action and reinstate tbe men.
Things are quiet at . Oakland and San Fran
cisco. I do not expect that the operators there
will strike in sympathy with these here, as they
cannot do so without violating every sense of
the agreement which their officers entered into
with the company. and Commissioner Nelll.
Replying- to a statement of Miller to
the effect that the telegraphers were
smarting under their recent defeat. ln
San Francisco and Oakland and were
striking out of spite, one of the leaders
of the local union said today:
We are not smarting and were not defeated.
If they call their break of faith defeat for us
then let them claim It. We won a victory in
San Francisco. Miller knows tbat he and his
understrappers are doing all they can to violate
our signed agreement with the company. . \u25a0\u25a0.<-%
Let me warn him and \u25a0 other .Western Union
officials that the signature of. a United States
official is on that agreement and that the gov
ernment has promised to see that wo get - a
square deal. Broken faith at - San Francisco;
brutal tactics In harassing Los Angeles men,
determination to goad us to desperation, are the
causes of this strike. We will fight to the last
ditch. ; ; :i Hytu?.
Ten nonunion telegraphers who as-
sisted the Western Union \u25a0 telegraph
company in breaking the recent strike
in San Francislo.and Oakland arrived*
in Los Angeles over the Southern Pa
cific today and were taken at once to
the local Western Union' office. ~ Four
of them were held in reserve and six
were sent Immediately into the operat
ing room. Eight or ten of the striking
telegraphers were gathered on' the
curbstone at the entrance to the West 4
em Union building at First and Spring
streets when the strike breakers ar
rived, but there was no demonstration
and no effort to. prevent their; going
to work.
The company . had 22 men at work,
counting chief operators, wire chiefs
and officials. >
The "subject to delay" notices weje
still displayed in the business office "of
the company, and this had the effect
of diverting a great deal of business
to the Postal office, which had all that
it could take care of. -v -
The strikers hailed with Joy, the news
of the strike at Chicago, Helena and
other placea. N :
Operators Refuse to Work Wires
With Nonunion Men
HELENA, Mont., Aug.; 9.-j-The entire
force of the Western ' Union office .went
on 1 strike today with , the- exception\of
the wire chief operator and his assist
ant. The strike was duetto' the:mark
ing off of an \u25a0 operator who - declined jto
work the : Chicago' wire at (the. request
of : the , traffic chief. -' Electrician McKis
sick of , the X Chicago ' office .called . for a
receiver and lone of \u25a0 the 1 regular] men
was; directed .to \ the 'Wire, (which "posi
tion he refused t to accept on^ the ground
that Chicago was ~a nonunion office. Be
fore ; the -chief j, operator,- could i request
any.one else»to man- the- wireithe entire
force, numbering about , 40 \u25a0 men, 'joined
the discharged operator as he left the
room. 1 - "\u25a0\u25a0 \u25a0\u25a0-\u25a0
EL RENO. Okla. Aug. 9.— The local
office of the Western ; Union is closed
tonight, the operators refusing to work
with a nonunion- man out of Kansas
DALLAS. Aug. 9. — One hundred and
five Western Union operators, the" en
tire force of the office, went on strike
at 8:30 o'clock tonight. .
EL j PASO/ Tex.. Aug. 9. — All the op
erators . except one -In the Western
Union office here walked- out at 3:15
o'clock this afternoon.; The strikers In
cluded two women. The 'local union
held a 'meeting- tonight and, adopted a
resolution asking the Postal: men to
walk "out at ,8 o'clock tomorrow morn
ing. The day and night chiefs, and one
operator are now on duty at the "West
ern Union.' »•'*'• -. • • • " \u25a0
FORT WORTH, Tex., Aug. 9.— A1l
Western Union telegraphers walked
out on strike tonight.
local force of operators and clerks lat
the Western Union office went on strike
this afternoon. ;
KANSAS 1 CITY. Mo., Aug-, 9.— The* en
tire day force of operators In' the West
ern Union walked out at . 1 o'clock to
day. The night force struck when the
time for going to work arrived. . V V
One woman, a regular operator- at
the main J offijee, .iremained - loyal \ and
continued to. work' with the chiefs, who,
as soon as the strike was on,. began %o
work the most . Important -wires. . " v
SALT LAKE" CITY, Aug.. 9.— The en
tire local force of -Western "Union oper
ators, 56 in number, walked out at: 1:30
o'clock this afternoon, '.following 1 /the
refusal of Manager A. W. Long to re
instate: Operator R. W.Bartlett, who
was discharged this morning for refus
ing to work the Salt Lake-Chicago
wire. Two nonunion men went out
with the members of the union. Man
ager Long and- Chief Operator McDon
ald remained at work. \u25a0
Much of the overflow from the
Western Union Is finding its \u25a0 way to
the Postal telegraph office, where extra
men -have been hired, and the wires
[ are being worked to their full capacity.
The Postal employes have not been re
quired to work the Chicago wire, and
messages to that point are being sent
to adjacent towns and mailed into the
i big city.
SPOKANE, Wash., Aug. 9.— The
Western Union telegraphers In" Spo
kane may walk out at any minute. It
is stated that the messages being sent
through Helena to Portland are not
being rushed owing to sympathy of the
operators in Portland.
Says Confidential Character of Busi-
ness Precludes Closed Shop
NEW YORK, Aug. 9. — Colonel dow
ry, president and general manager of
the Western Union telegraph company,
gave out the following statement to
day In relation to the strikes at Los
Angeles and Chicago:.
On July 23 an operator at Los Angeles Ira's
pharged with maliciously delaying traffic. After
a careful lnrestigation, which occupied several
days, showing conclusively that he was guilty
of deliberately obstructing traffic on important
circuits, he was discharged. A petition signed
by other employes of the office requesting bis
reinstatement was thereupon presented to the
local superintendent, and when the signers were
nd vised that the company would not tolerate
the malicious «. delaying of important messages
and that the discharged man would not be re~
employed. - the majority of the operating force
went out without notice. Operators were sent
to take their places from nearby points and at
1 o'clock last night the operators In the Chi
cago office r employed on the western "> circuits,
acting in' conformity with resolutions adopted
by tbe local union organization, refused to work
with the. nonunion men- at .Los. Angeles, and
when this was insisted upon they quit. work In
a body. .. . \u25a0•. \u25a0 : • . ....
The Chicago operators have presented no
grievances and the present moTement is an at
tempt to force tbe closed shop rule, which. If
successful, would take control of the company's
affairs out of its own bands. Such a condition.
It has been repeatedly shown, would be inimical
to the cnufidentlnl and' responsible character nf
the company's relations to the United States
government and to the public. ,
At a late hour tonight It Is thought
that, a strike of the 3,000 operators of
Greater New^ York city is imminent,
though the sentiment among the em
ployes is said t^ be divided. The walk
out in Chicago has hampered the trans
action of business both here and at that
city, but wire chiefs are doing all they
can to move business.
Weßtern business .on the stock ex
change was affected by the strike, and
all grain quotations and reports from
Chicago were delayed.
Western Union Keys at Denver Are
All Silent
DENVER, Aug. 9.— At 2:15 " this
afternoon the 'entire, complement of
operators of the local office of the
Western Union telegraph company
went on strike. The company is now
completely tied up In this part of the
country. " The "men ..were asked to do
business with nonunion offices, includ
ing Chicago and Los Angeles, and re
fused. < \u25a0 -.?..-;
The grievance committee of the
Western Union telegraphers met this
morning and prepared a demand, which
later, in the day was served on CO.
Blanding, assistant superintendent of
the company. They ask that the pay
of the first class men be placed on
the same basis as .the Chicago opera
tors. This would mean an advance of
$5.50 a month. ''A"-- demand Is also
made for an eight : hour day for the
day operators, instead of nine; hours,
and for; a seven hour day for • night
operators, instead of seven and a half
hours. A reply 'will : probably be de
layed* until . Superintendent Leonard,
who is at Grand Junction, returns to
Denver. \u25a0•• £•>-.* \u25a0.'';\u25a0: .'. ••;\u25a0: -''\u25a0"\u25a0"'
. The Postal employes may later be
-— \^r All double-coated and absolutely \u25a0__ ' ____
\u25a0 \u25a0^ J^^' pure— the prices are 1 as low as the ~~£^
gii, \u25a0\u25a0jBT^ :' ; -': cheapest Enamelware in the; city. Vjk: .-w •
Sauce Pan t&iM&:: 55c
"^p^ Oish Pan f fe^ 65c $3^
Cullender 8 ?:.. l 50c
'^^ Ripe Boiler^sf a^sl.os-
v . Tea Kettle tes^ s^ $1-00
Coffee Pot ;wg 65c SljP
Jl w : :Fuiinßl ; " ;K-]fegiffcg^B^;^ : .
Boiler Makers' Grand Presi
dent Makes Threat of
General Walkout
Lbs Angeles Men Hope the
Company Will Yield
to Union Today
LOB ANGELES, Aug. 9.— The strike
of the Southern Pacific boiler makers,
now general - over the Pacific division,
threatens to Involve all the -Harriman
lines.-; Following* a refusal of the local
lodg-e to accept the arbitration offered
by the company's officials yesterday.
President Edward Payne of the Pacific
district, who heads the committee con
ducting: negotiations on behalf of the
boiler makers, received tonight the fol
lowing: telegram from George F. Dunn,
grand president of the International
brotherhood, of boiler makers. *
'...-. Kansas Cty, Ang. 9.
Ed. Payne, Los Angelas: Notify officials of
Southern Pacific railroad that if request of boiler
makers is not -carried oat we- will call oat men
on all lines tbat Harriman has anything to do
with, running from California to New York. We
cannot stand to bare'oue of Harrlman'g lines in
trouble and the rest working. What concerns
one concerns all. •• Let as bare an answer to
this Inside of 24 hours. If this request of dis
trict 6 Is not carried oat we will do business.
We will take drastic measures. Answer. .
Negotiations are at a standstill fol
lowing 1 the receipt of a note this after*
noon from H. J. Small, general super
intendent 'of motive power, who was
left in charge for the company on the
departure from the city of Superin
tendent F. H. Ingraham. The commit
tee of the boiler makers had expected
to meet the company's officials in a
second conference after the men had
refused to arbitrate, but instead re
ceived a note saying that Small was
unable to discuss the matter further,
and that any further communication
he might have to make would be sent
to the union's address.
On. the strength of thltfthe commit
tee entertains hope of receiving a com
munication from Small tomorrow, and
President Payne says that he has de
cided to defer a- reply to Grand Presi
dent Dunn until this hope has either
been fulfilled or dissipated.'
Included in * the trouble, as the em
ployes are in a condition similar to
the telegraphers employed by the
Western Union. \ .
Says Both Sides Are Bent on Test
of Strength
WASHINGTON, Aug. 9. — Charles P.
Neill, commissioner of labor, who, with
the chairman of the interstate com
merce commission. Is empowered by the
Erdman act to mediate in labor dis
putes, has no expectation of going to
Chicago to effect a settlement of the
telegraphers' strike. Neill recently
spent a month'in San Francisco In con
nection with the strike there, and he
believes that both sides) are bent on a
test of strength and that, therefore, it
is not worth while to try to mediate
The only view taken here is that the
telegraphers»have some more Important
motive than has yet r been revealed In
declaring the strike'ih' Chicago.
Omaha Obeys Orders and Men Re-
main at the Keys
OMAHA, Neb., Aug. 0. — The opera
tors employed by the Western Union
and ; Postal companies in Omaha will
not strike. A meeting of the leaders
was held this, afternoon, following
which a telegram . was sent to Presi
dent Small asking for instructions. A
reply was received from Small later
in the afternoon saying that conditions
were exactly as they were prior 'to the
San Francisco strike and that a strike
in Omaha would not be authorized at
this time.
This reply settled the matter so far
as the Omaha union was concerned and
no strike will be called.
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Operators in New Orleans Sympa-
thize With Chicago Union
NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 9— Trouble de
veloped at. the Postal telegraph \u25a0 office
tonight, when an operator refused to
work the Chicago wire. He was imme
diately suspended by the wire chief and
the company's local officials were sent
for to settle the matter If possible. The
superintendent failing to respond, the
operators declared a strike. The news
paper Postal operators also went out.
The Western Union operators re
mained at work, but a meeting was
called' for tomorrow morning to decide
whether all New Orleans operators of
the commercial companies would strike.
NEW YORK, Aug. 10— Even if there
is no change In the strike situation
today, there ie a strong probability
that a strike will be ordered here lo
take effect either tomorrow or early
on Monday morning. A meeting of
New York local No. 16 of the commer
telegrapher's union, embracing all of
the union operators in New York, has
been called for \ p. m. today.
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