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Monday, April 6, 1903.- ...iiiiiiwipii, umiii y ,.iHILi jh, i , mt.imiun, HBMssssftSSkflBftsSiMBlBSMBdBtfkMBM 9139-41 Commercial Ave, South Chicago jp,rw,T,.T,-;r3 crr- . , .., , ijj&vvSHiiW IMS) a utile girl - General FuriiitHre Go ; : rt Vtr " J i " T" " ' ' fvy v A" tim r rsyi is Then Beaten Insensible IbilJ ! byFa wdf Year Denver, coi. -A Din patterned after Ihe Canadian Jaw which has for Its purpose the prevention of strikes and lockouts, has been introduced in the Colorado legislature. It provides that Trhen employers and their 'workmen cannot agree upon wages or conditions - W - - of employment this fact shall be re- ported to the governor of the state, be- fors any. strike or" lockout shall take place." The governor shall then ap point a board of arbitration and concil iation of three 'members. One member ehall be recommended by a commit tee of workingmen or their union and one by the employer,- and the two ehall recommend the third member, who shall be' the chairman of the com ciittee. The board thus constituted shall have power to summon witnesses and require the production of books asd papers. It shall then make . recom mendation as to settlement of . the d!s- agreement. There will be no obliea tion on the part of either side to a dispute to accept the award or find ing of the commission, but the fact that no strike or lockout can be or dered or . called until an. investigation by the commission Is calculated to have'a good effect. ' Fines' are provide for In case of violation by either side pending an investigation, as prescribed in the measure. Boston. Mayor Hibbard has . an nounced his intention to be free from the dictations of labor unions. In an Interview on his selection of James II.. Smith of Brighton, as superintend ent of the municipal printing plant, he aid: "I "believe in the union shop; ibut I want a man that v will be with me wholly in what I am trying to do at the city hall. For that reason I have made up my mind not to appoint to office any active members of a union, for I am convinced that their first Interest will be for their organi sation and not for the mayor." New York. Applications for em ployment made' to the Interborough T, , . . . . STltJl f!!5 ! r , & 1M"UICC wees' General Incandescent Electric com--especially from among the ranks of Ban7. emnlovinp- 1 onn ma unemployed building workmen and railroad men. Judging from the appli cants now as compared with a fev. ,-weeks ago it looks as if there are (fewer idle in some of the trades. At a conference of representatives of all carpenters' unions within a radius of !25 miles reports were received to the effect that conditions in ths trade were rapidly improving. Washingtqn. Labor has two repre sentatives in congress who hold mem bership cards in the Telegraphers' union. One i3 Representative Carey of (Milwaukee, a Republican, and, the oth er Representative McDermott of Chi cago, a Democrat These tebor men are worMng hard to obtain the passage of labor legislation, and since the re cent decision by the supremo court in the Hatters' union case have been seeking to have enacted an amend ment to the Sherman anti-trust law that will exempt labor unions from Its provisions. Indianapolis. The ; printers were ithe. first craft of any importance to extend their organization throughout the entire country; The National. Ty pographical union was established In 1S52. In order to take in Canada there was established in 1852 the 'In ternational Typographical union. Kansas City. Twenty members of Kansas City Beer, Drivers' union No. ilOO, employed - by local breweries, struck In sympathy with the striking workers of J?t. Louis. Several brew eries were unable to deliver beer. . Dublin, Ireland. Until recent years fe remunerative Irish cottage industry bad been drawn needlework. Nowa . days this industry is killed by Jap anese exports of linen to be mado Into drawn work, table covers and the like, which counted 600,000 yards in 1306. Irish home workers have thus to face the - competition of the Ori entals. Mobile, Ala. The Southern Railway ilssued orders closing the city ticket office and downtown freight offices in Mobile. The same class of offices at Selma have also been closed Indefi nitely. It Is understood the nine-hour law caused the retrenchment. Seattle, Wash. M. Saito, former minister of commenfe in the Japanese cabinet, arrived here from Tokyo. His errand covers a' campaign amosg union labor, leaders for admission of Japanese workmen to membership In organized labor bodies. Chicago.- A union of hospital su perintendents has - been organized, which may be extended to take in medical 'and surgical workers. It is called the Chicago Hospital associa tion and has 25 hospitals in its 'mem bership." V -J 1 Hairmond, Ind The Republic Iron and Steel company's plant; employing 1,200 menwas closed as the, result of a strike of r engineers, caused by a wage reduction from $3 to $2.90 per diem. The Standard Steel Car plant, employing 2,500 men, will close; the firs of the week owing to lack of or ders. It3 pay roll is $100,000 monthly. , Ithaca, N. Y. The striking tailors have signed an agreement with their former employers whereby ; strikers are to go back to work at the old schedule. They failed to win a point they struck for. The shops will be con ducted on the, open sliODpi- St. Paul, Minn. Refuslrjg to agrea to the new working schedule proposed by the officials of the road, and des pairing of reaching an amicable under standing on any other basis, the com mittee representing the engineers, conductors, brakemen, firemen and f - vauvu UJt'.l switchmen on the Chicago Great West- era have asked Chairman Knapp of the interstate commerce commission and Charles P. Neil, commissioner of labor, to intervene, under the Erd nan act, which provides for the arbitration of difficulties arising between the offi cials and employes of railroads which threaten to interfere with interstate commerce. Fall River, Mass. Notices were posted at the Fall River Iron works and the American Print company in this city that these plants would ba closed one week, and that until four weeks' curtailment had been complet- ed they would be in operation on al ternate weeks only. The American Print company is the largest producer of printed fabrics 1 in the United States, and employs about 750 hands. The Iron Works company operates seven large cotton mills, which feed the 'print- works'. It employs 5,000 hands and has a weekly pay roll of approximately $35,000. - Washington. Probably the most important gathering in the history of labor in this country, as far as future results are concerned, was that at Washington of President Gompers and the A. F. of L. executive board with the International officers of the nearly 200 " International labor unions of the country. It was to consider action to remedy the situation labor is In because of the recent decisions of the United States supreme court and to consider political action, If nec essary, to secure to labor what it con siders its Just rights. Pittsfield, Mass. A reduction in working hours went into effect in the -" " &sov. uiouuiatiunug planus in lhIs cl' At the plant of the Stanley two largest manufacturing plants in per cent, or tne employes will con tinue to work on full time, while in certain departments the men will work only 3y2 days a week and in other departments 4 days. At the mills of the Eaton, Crane & Pike Pa per company the 1,100 operatives went on a schedule of 39 hours a week. New York. In a canvass of the country to ascertain the number of unemployed men dispatches have been received from many industrial centers with reports of conditions, and from these it is estimated that more than one million men are minus jobs. The reports indicate more than 600,000 un employed in the chief cities and near ly 600,000 in the states outside the cities. Providence, R. I. Robert Knight, head of the B. B. & R. Knight com pany, announced that a general reduc tion in wages amounting to - ten per cent, will be made in the Knight mllL The company employs 6,000 opera tives. A ten per cent, reduction will also be made at the mills of the God dard Bros, and the Manville company's Globe, Social and Nourse mills. New Bedford, Mass. Notices of a wage reduction averaging ten per cent were posted In all the cotton cloth mills in the city. The yarn mills which are outside the New Bedford Cotton Manufacturers' association will, It 13 understood, take similar ac tion. About 22,000 operatives will be affected, 16,000 in the cloth mills an 6,000 in the yarn mills. Springfield, Mass. A wholesale exodus of Polanders to Europe fol lowed the ten per cent, reduction ia wages in the Chicopee and Holyoke cotton mills. Seventy-five per cent of the 4,000 operatives affected are Po" lish. San Francisco. The Alaska Fisher, men's Protective union decided to fight against the proposed 20 per cent cut in wages. Unless the packers sub mit to their demand 3,000 salmon fish ers in Alaska will be called out. Boston. Mayor Hibbard declared that he is and always was in favor of labor unions at a big mass meeting of the railroad clerks of New England. But first of all, he said, he wanted a man to be an American. St. Louis, Mo. The supreme court affirmed the sentence of Clarence O. Skinner, treasurer of the billposters union, of two years in the penitentiary upon conviction of having embezzled $600 of the union's funds. Cleveland, O. The wage scale for tugmen upon the great lakes for the next two years has been agreed upon. The rate of the last two years will be maintained. The contract will go into effect on May 1. '" ' Indianapolis, Ind. John Mitchell, the famous leader of the coal miners, delivered his valedictory to the men's representatives at the special con vention at Indianapolis, and perma nently retires from the presidency of the union, which, with its nearly 400,000 members, Is the largest trades union of the entire world. Boston. Boot and Shoe Workers union international officsrs report that the union's moving picture show, ad vertising the union stamp and show ing the process of shoemaking. is be ing well received in the sections of 'the country it Is now touring. SHOOTING WAS ACCIDENTAL Father of Fatally Wounded Child In Jail on a Charge of Insanity. A most lamentable accidental shoot Ins took place Saturday night at 0:45 in Stanley Skronpska's boarding? house at the corner of Twelfeth and Madison street, when Joseph Kaminski, n boar der, fatally wounded Genevieve "iCamlns ki, six years old, through the discharge of a revolver which he did not know was loaded. Genevieve !s the daughter of the daughter of the boarding house keeper and is now lying at Mercy hospital In Gary, hovering between life and death. The enraged and half crazed father yesterday sought to punish the man whom he believes is responsible for the injury to his child and after finding that he had been released, beat him to insensibility with a piece of iron. The father now In jail charged with assault with intent to kill and Is on the verge of insanity. The man who did the shooting was released as It has been proven conclusively that the In jury to the child was purely accidental. Just after supper Saturday evening Joseph Kaminski was In his room cleaning an old rusty revolver He had removed five of the cartridges and did not realize that the gun was a six shooter. The gun would not work very well and Kaminski made several efforts to pull the trigger before he finally suc ceeded in doing so. When the ham mer was released it exploded the re maining cartridge in the gun Just as little Genevieve came running into the room. The bullet struck the child In the eye and she fell over, apparently dead. Dr. T. B. Templin was called and he and Robert Long carried the wounded girl to the hospital In a clothes bas ket. Joe Kaminski and his friends at once went to the police station and Joe gave himself up to the police. He was put in a cell pending an investi gation but was released when it be came apparent that the shooting was accidental. While in the cell Kaminski raved like a wild man and told the police that If he was not liberated in two days he would be insane. The shoot ing preyed upon his mind and his rav ings were terrible. As soon as Kaminski was released he went back to the boarding house to get his personal effects. Here he was assaulted by Stanley Skronpska, the father of the girl, and was struck over the head with an iron bar seven times, according to witnesses. Skronpska was then arrested for the assault and he will be held for the offense. The father is on the verge of insanity and like Kaminski, who was responsible for the shooting. Is raving and it is doubtful if his mind can stand the strain. M PARKSPROMISED East Chicago and Indiana Harbor to Have Parks Galore. East Chicago and Indiana Harbor will have parks galore after the East Chicago company and the East Chicago council gets through dickering. A number of secret meetings between the council and the East Chicago com pany's representative, George W. Ross, are about to culminate tonight in a gigantic deal in which many acres are to be turned over to the city for a nominal sum of money, and other good and valuable considerations which will cost the city nothing, but will be of benefit to the Land company. The na ture of these has not been made pub lic but will most likely be announced at the council meeting tonight. The parks which will become the city's are the Lake Front park, which has never been transferred to East Chicago, although it has always been displayed on maps of the city as a park; a five-acre tract near the filter ing beds, another five-acre tract near the pumping station, and a large tract adjoining the city hall, embracing some twelve or fifteen acres and bounded by Johnson street, Todd avenue, One Hun dred and Forty-fourth street and For- sytn avenue. The main city park which occupies a space in the center of town and which was once deeded to the city, traded back to the Land company by a previous city council in exchange for twenty acres in Park addition, which is low and swampy and has never been improved, will be redeemed to the city with a clear title. When the trade was made, and before it was fairly consummated, but not, liowever, before certain lots were sole from it some East Chicago citizens entered a protest which put the former park property under a cloud. Since then the title has remained obscurect and the understanding is that this w,lll be re moved, the lot purchasers j appeased, and for all this the Land company re ceives back as its own twelve acres of thctwenty formerly given in exchange por the park whose title is under dis pute. Times' want ads bring results. Better than trading stamps. Real, positive, definite money saver, and why Our extraordinary free coupon has an absolute definite value of $3.50. This amount in money would not be any more satisfactory as first payment. Your selection is unrestricted and not con fined to any particular kind of furniture, such as is ordinarily set aside especially for stamp savers. You can select whatever you desire from the entire store, knowing its value because marked in plain figures. When your purchase is made, hand the salesman your free coupon. He will receive it the same as money. 4 rooms furnished complete $7.50 down $4.00 per month $69.50 Artistic Extension Table Substantially constructed of selected quarter-sawed oak, beautifully hand pol ished, massive center pil lar and heavily carved, extends six feet and very massive in appearance. It could be sold at a bargain at $16.50. Sale price 59-75 1 !Y DISQUALIFY RY.JOmiSulOf Suit Filed in Valparaiso Promises to be Far Reaching in Results. QUESTIONS LEGALITY OF ROAD Point of Constitutionality Brought Up in Case of C, I. & S. vs. tSate Officials' Valparaiso, Ind., April 6. (Special.) A suit of unusual importance and one that is destined to be far-reaching in its results has been brought to Val paraiso. The. hearing has been set for trial at the next term of the Porter superior court on a change of venue from Lake county. The action was brought by the Chi cago, Indiana and Southern Pvallroad company against the railroad commis sion of Indiana to enjoin it from pro-, ceeding to enforce the decision of that body compelling the railroad to es tablish a freight and passenger sta tion and proper shopping facilities, in cluding cattle pens, chutes, etc., for live stock, at Lake Village in Newton county, this state, in response to a petition of John Hess and others. Attorneys J. B. Peterson of Crown Point, Crumpacker and Crumpacker of Hammond, and Glenison, Cary, Walker and Howe of Chicago, represent the complainants. "in an exhaustive complaint of nine teen typewritten pages they say that the company has the necessary facili ties at Conrad, a station two miles south of Lake Village, and that Lake Village at the time of the building of the railroad was merely a farming community of very few inhabitants and that the . business at the two stations such a short distance apart is not suf ficient to warrant the establishment and maintenance of the additional fa cilities. The company says that it does not advertise a station or shipping facili ties at that place and does not pre tend to maintain a station there. Furthermore, they say that the or der of the commission is unjust, in that if it is enforced the company will be subjected to a fine of from one hun dred to one thousand dollars for fail ure to have the improvements com pleted within ninety days from receipt of notice of the issuing of the order and that the time granted them is not sufficient as the work will have to be started in mid-winter. They further allege that the specifications of the work required are very vague. Constitutionality Queatloncd. The principal argument advanced, however, and the one which bids fair to make the case one of the greatest interest throughout the state, is the one of the alleged unconstitutionality COUPON. This extraordinary FREE COUPON has an absolute definite value of $3.50 that you can positively use as first pay ment on any purchase of $25.00. General Furniture Co. 9139-41 Commercial Ave. So. Chicago, 111. April 6, 1908. of a large number of the provisions of the state law and its amendments un der which the railway commission was created and its powers and duties de fined. A few of the many points made in the arguments are that the powers granted the commission are unconsti tutional and consequently illegal, in that they are legislative and Judicial and empower the commission to exer cise its .discretion in the providing and enforcing of penalties for violation of the law, whereas such powers rest wholly within the general assembly. According to the complaint the act is unconstitutional in that, the commission may order the company to . establish a station at a given place along its right of way and not require another rail road passing through the same place under like conditions to do likewise, or may impose a penalty upon one " vio lator of an order of the commission and not upon another. ' " It states also that the one act at tempts to legislate upon two subjecs which are not sufficiently related, to each other, and also that the heading or name given to the act does not . in dicate all of the matters legislated upon therein. Each one of the twenty-two points advanced, more than fifteen of which attack the constitutionality, of th.e . act and cite sections of. the. state or fed eral constitution in support of the ar gument, is contained in a separate para graph. Lawyers say the complaint Is one of the most scholarly and master ful documents filed in the Porter coun ty courthouse, in -a long time. When the array of legal talent engaged gets together for argument, Valparaiso peo ple who are interested in legal bat tles undoubtedly will have the oppor tunity of a rare treat. NEW CHURCH IS DEDICATED AT INDIANA HAKE0R. Swedish Lutherans Gather at That Place Yesterday. The new Swedish Lutheran church of Inidana Harbor, located at One Hun dred and Thirty-ninth street, Hemlock avenue, was dedicated yesterday af ternoon. Ministers from the surround ing Swedish Lutheran congregations were present and assisted in the carry ing out of the ceremonies. Rev. Martin Heft, who is now in charge of an East Chicago congrega tion, and who will be in charge of the new congregation at Indiana Harbor, was in charge of the ceremonies yes terday which begtn at 3 o'clock in the afternoon and lasted until 5 o'clock. The new church which is a frame building, will hold 200 people and Is at present large enough for the congrega tion. The attendance yesterday num bered 350 people, crowding the church to. the door and leaving many more to stand outside. Thirty families belong to the congregation, and the number is steadily increasing. The East Side choir has fifty voices sang at the dedication and was led by Rev. Andres Andre, pastor of the East Eide choir. Ministers were present from East Side, South Chicago, Cheltenham, Pull man, Burns.de and West Pullman. The name of the new church will ho Gensearaph. Take THE TIMES for Its political news until after the election, jfot for Its republican news, not for Its demo cratic news, bat for both, sides. EXODUS OFENGINEERS Lake County Men Ship for South America Saturday. ' East Chicago, April 6. (Special.) Robert Reed, city engineer, will tenrW his resignation this evening to the city council. He leaves next Saturday for South America with a party of five engineers from this region, to go to work on a new railroad that is about fo be constructed there. His destina tion is Bolivia and the road on which his services have been engaged is the Maderia Momone railroad. The only, candidate yet announced for the position to be vacated by Mr. Reed's resignation is A. G. Dorland now of Gary, but whose home is In La porte.' His companions from this part of the country are J. C. Spaulding of Gary, now employed on the C, L S. & E Engineer Smith and James Schwader also of Gary, and F. C. Englesing of the South Bay hotel. Indiana Harbor. Mr. Enbleslng will be engineer-in-chief of the party, which besides the engi neers already named, will include five others, mostly from St. Louis. All of the men are single with the excep tion of Mr. Englesing, who has a fam ily, and who has been retired recently but got back in the game to undertake the work for the scene of which he will so shortly start. The boat will sail from New York next Mondav. Mr. Reed came to East Chicago last September from Michigan City, suc ceeding V. C. Brown in that capacity. Last January his mother moved to East Chicago and kept house for her son. The construction company which has the contract for the ne wrailroad are the J. G. White people, with offices in London. New York and Montreal It is largely English capital which ' Is backing the enterprise. SEVERAL BUILDINGS PLANNED iu an BUILT IN GARY. Chicago, April 6. (SDeclnn cago, Lake Shore & pnatrn 1 will erect a brick and steel machine shop 25x150 feet at Gary, after plans by Engineer A. Montzeimer of Jollet. The Hill Construction company, Chi- fZkor Vina 41. . . "aa me contract. Architect John Klurina Via.. v,? plans for a $6,000 store and flat build ing at Gary for Frank Valch. to be 2 stories 22x52 of pressed brick. Architect Franz Roy has planned a 2-flat buildlnET at KppowUph fnr TTVo r ' w . A 1 LI 1 I Crane, to be 2 stories, brick, and cost H0BART CARPENTERS WILL ORGANIZE THIS WEEK. Two of the strongest union men of Gary, William II. Kliver and John T. Hewitt, will go to Hobart this week where they will assist In the organiza tion of a carpenter's union at that place. The local carpenters have already been so energetic that it is not believed that the work will be very difficult, or take very 'long before the union will be. in existence, the committee which John Bastine, Indiana Harbor; and J. C. Harlow of Hammond. 3 rooms furnished complete $5.00 down $3.00 per month $49.50 M mmiim c .. i A'U it ?3 I A large assortment of GO-CARTS from $1.65 and up. - '"iir 1 HIS GRUD8E IS PHIO South Chicagoans Get Re venge by Uprooting His 1 Enemy's Trees. Having nursed a grudge against hlw countryman for weeks, and not know ing how to avenge himself, Itnotz Man. ikowski, yesterday evening went intt the yard cf John Parkowski, S738 Com. mercial avenue and pulled up seven young trees by the roots. , He would have torn out more, but for the interference of Parkowski. who seeing him through the window, hurled a monkey-wrench at the destroyer. Tha wrench, however, missed its aim, but scared Hanokiwski, who ran away. Parkowsik summoned the police, who arrested Manikowski on the charge of vandalism. The prisoner will be tried today. - CHILD DIES WHILE FATHER IS AT POLITICAL RALLY. William Voss, Republican Candidate for Assessor of Thornton Township, Meets Sad Bereavement. Lansing, 111., April 6. (Special.). William Voss, of Harvey, 111., the re publican candidate for assessor of the town of Thornton, has, within two daye, met with a sad bereavement. On leav ing home Friday evening to attend ths political rally in West Hammond, he left a very sick child. When ho re turned home he found that his child uaa aies. ine cnlld is being taken to the parents' old home in Ohio to ba burled. Mr. Voss will not return until Wed nesday morning, the dav after pIoom leaving his campaign in the hands ot ms irienas in the meantime. PAVING CONTRACTORS BEGIN , DERATIONS IN EAST CHICAGO. East Chicago, April 6. (Special) The Gary Construction company in the persons of A. F. Knotts, president, and Wm. Yaeger, superintendent, were fn East Chicago Saturday arranging for the stabling of about twenty head of horses. This company has the eon tracts for paving four East Chicasra Streets and will begin work immediately or as soon as the equipment can be gotten here. This contract calls for macadam and One Hundred and Fiftieth street will be the first one takled. The others are One Hundred and Forty Third. One Hundred and Forty-Nineth and Baring avenue. FLOYD FITZPATRICK IS ACCIDNET 'TALL GUY.? East Chicago. April 4. (Special) Floyd Fitzpatrick Is probably one of the unlucklest men that ever worked in a sewer. There has been two ac cidents In the One Hundred and Fiftieth street sewer at East Chicago, and Floyd was the victim in both cases. A week ago last Friday there was a small cavein that managed to catch him and last Friday a chunk of dirt fell in that knocked him down and neces sitated the taking of about six stiches in his forhead, to say nothing of nearly drowning him. He is being cared fop &t his home and is expected to be out Ishortly. n f j. it . fi- - i