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^ WEEKLY MIINIPWO REVIEW ZgTABMSgEP - HAST ELY. WHITE PINE COUNTY. NEVADA: "SUNDAY AUGUST 24 ifllfl vm. VOTE OF NEVADA NORTHERN SHOPMEN TO RETURN TO WORK ENDS STRIKE Action Late Yesterday of Protracted Meeting Quickly Followed by Resumption of Operations in Railroad Shops and Yards After Four Weeks of Idleness and Attendant Negotiations. (OY. BOYLE FINALLY SUCCEEDS IN EFFORTS OF MEOIATION Ultimate Action by Nevada Con. Employes Still Pending but Indications Point to Early Settle ment*-Allied Companies Purpose to Assist Workmen in Fight Against High Cost of Living. Shortly after • o'clock last night he* night shift of the Nevada North ern shop men returned to work in the -hops at East Ely lu less than twenty minutes the smoke was ponr ,ng out or the stack of the machine »hop and the quiet of the railroad .enter was broken lor the tirat time ia four weeks The men returned to work at the increased rate of 75 cent* offered by ibe company together with conct\» rlons made by the company guaran teeing reduced UvInR expense* which will be secured by a commissary de partment whore the necessities of HTe w ill lie sold by the company at out Coal will also be furnished the tuen tend delivered to their homes at the McGill price, which Is a big re daction. This advantage of reduced coat of living Is considered by the man t<» bo considerably greater than the 27 cents per day difference dr ifting between the com; any and the employes It may be* said that the men have won all they nought ami ,-.te satisfied The* commissary will is- eni'bllsh *-d at McGill and studies will be ship tied into the district in carload lots ,ind handled, it Is understood, by committees of the unions No definite arrangement* have keen made as to locating branches of the- commissary it present as the problem will have* to lx* workei out with the future developments. The employes returned to ore rk ae ceptluK the 75 cent* additional offer <*d by the company subject to the final decision by the courts of the le gality of the order! by the Public i-tUttlc* Cotutniaalon. If the courts oatfaln the order of the* commission the men will receive the pay demand ed by the corn mission in its order and If the order Is not sustained the men accept the 7 5 cents rui *«* offered by the eom|iany. In the meantime •he regular schedule will b<* 0**11101x1 with the dally trains Governor Moyle, believing some adjustment of the differences l>o<i slble. called a meeting bet ween *ien •■ral M inaiter Cannon and the com mittee of striking shopmen, which *as held at Ely yesterday (afternoon. Following this conference a meeting nf all the striking shopmedi wa* held at f’nion hall In East Bin at which tiovernor Hoyle was present and addressed the men explaining the details of the copper metail situation, the comiKiny proposition flnd the ox istlng conditions generally as boar ing on the- strike. After thils the men discussed at the length thle proi»osnl ‘d the company and voted bo accept •he terms off< red and returfi to work The news spread rapidly llast even ing that the railroad ebopimen had v«wl to return to work, rnd there "'M* general and outspoken relief that the growing tension of the part four weeks had broken. /The week •■Md been one of accitmiylatlng and imiortant Incidents. (nn Monday and Tuesday, by action of jPostmaster ftuse of Ely, central acoyintlng post mnter of ttm district, mfatl Trom Ely Mnis and McGill and Ithe interme diate stations beyond Avore carried o ('olirp and broughu irom there by automobile, C. D. Vm itrin doling this historic trick ns tol d elsewhere in •liis Issue. Itv the h ante means the ‘aiJtnl sttige and Tt ui company of •'dy transported pasi rangers during 'he cessation of railrdoad service. riiurh.lu;, the N« '\ada Northern railway ran a iiasser ger and freight ,raln to Cobre. and upon Its return, 'Ttnginn Governor 1 oyle and C. n. • akenan. who hart be en In San Kran » I Cisco in conference with I) U .lack , ling on the strike situation. There 1 was also present at this conference ; ifyweil Davies, IT. 8. Commissioner 1 of Conciliation Incidental with the arrival of Gov ernor Hoyle and General Manager l.akenan of the Nevada Consolidnted Copper company, came the lengthy finding and order from the Nevada Public. Service Commission to the railway company, instructing the rail way to increase its wages and main tain a daily train service to Cobre. This order from the commission is primed in full on page four of this issue of the News. Governor Hoyle lost no time in get ting into action as mediator in a sit uation that had assumed serious pro portions. and exerting every efTort to bring the parties of the disputeo question together. Friday afternoon there was a conference between a committee from the Kly Central L#» bor Union and General M winger l.akenan. this committee, represent ing the several crafts reporting at a regular meeting of the Uentral f^abor Union lYiday evening, ;.t which Gov ernor Hoyle was present. Saturday Governor Boyle arranged a meeting between General Manager Cannon and the lommittee from the railroad shopmen. This nw-eting was Pillowed by another at five o'clock, including all the shopmen. The gov ernor addressed the meeting at length, taking up the present situa tlonjif the copper market and dwell ing upon the details of the questions hading up to the strike and the pro posals for a settlement. The outcome of this meeting, as previously stated, was the vote of the shopmen to re turn to work laisf evening Governor boyle and Frank L. Sanford, president of Gie Fly Central I^abor Union and cf the Mine, Mill and Smeltermeu’s Union, went to McGill, where President San lord attended a meeting of the union members while Governor Boyle ad dressed an out-door meeting of unor ganl7*><l workmen on the strtke situa tion The ultimate action of the Central Labor Union and the Mine, Mill and Smeiteruieu's Union i« yet to be taken, but the News is inclined to predict that these organizations will follow the action of the shopmen, re suiting In a general resumption of work throughout the district affected by thu strike. When seen by a representative of th'e News last night, Governor Boyle seemed greatly pleased at the result of the negotiations between the shop men and the railroad company. He said After a careful analysis of the situation I found that there was little or no difforence between the offer made by the company and de mands of the men The company simply purposed to commute fhe wages, or in other words, to pay the increase asked partly in money and partly In a reduction of the expenses of living, that will result in per manent good and in reality tnoans j more In the wav of Increased wage* i than was specifically asked for. Governor Hoyle expressed his gratification and appreciation at the wn\ the strike had been conducted through the long month of anxious uncertainties, both by the men and the companies, and at the uniformly courteous treatment accorded him. The News believes the governor should be congratulated upon the outcome of his efforts, and that he YOUNG MATRON AOOTRKNTAUUY 1NJURKD Will UK OUT HUNTING Mm. James Motter of McGill sf. at the SteptOf, hospital, as the result of an unfortunate accident the past vve^k Mr and Mm. Motter, togeth er with Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Mayer, were out in the hill*, when Mr. Mayer started to take a allot with a rifie at :< rabbit. In t»on)4? unaccountable manner the rifle was prematurely discharged, the steel bullet passing through one of Mrs. Moitter's ankles, inflicting a rather serious wound. It war necessary to go some distance with the injured woman, for neces sary first aid, and later she was re moved to the hospital, where but glcal treatment was forthcoming and the wound X-rayed, It ir hoped no permanent injury will result from the injury. I I HUSTON K TIItK COMPANY TRUCKS UK \l> CONVOY Two of the largest trucks equipped with the biggest tires ever seen in this part of the country arrived yca terday witn the Firestone Tire out fit. The company has in it* outfit a Packard truck and a White Truck and the fast work Is done with a Hodge flyer Th« tire* on the big Packard were the center of attraction for hours as it stood in front of the Northern ho tel R. O. Tingley and C. W. Eden are in charge of the trucks winch were fitted out in Washington, D. 0. Alvin Peters Returns. Alvin Peters, one of the lirst to en ter the service of the United States and who has been in France for the pns» year returned to his home in Ely last Thursday. Mr. Peters car ries the recollection of haviug heard the last shots fired toward Germany. Prod llrimn Returns. P’red Brown, who has been serv ing with the American forces in France. returned to Ely 'aat Thurs day. Mr. Brown was accompanied by his mother whom he mat in Den \tr where he remained 'or a short visit before returning to this city (•n ek Oti/fits Petition Senator. Members of fhe Greek community in Ely have sent a petition to Senator Pittman asking that* he use his in fluence to assist Greece in chtaitiing some of the concessions promised the premier at the peace conference. should bo entitled to public recog nition from all parties for his untir ing services that have been faithful |j and conscientiously rendered. The governor shares the views that all take, union men and other? generally, that some way may he provided to ever do away with such situations as have so frequently up set the industrial and social welfare of the district, and Is hopeful that this will soon be brcmgbt about. In this connection the News is glad to announce that Conciliator Davies is soon to come to Kly, with thiB very object in view. Mr. Davies stands high In the. estimation of or ganized labor, and also of employers of labor, and is a believer in a sys tematic action between the two for maintenance of continued good re lations and the uninterruption of work with its attendant losses. Notwithstanding the inconvenience and unfortunate circumstances of the strike, and regrettable at It all has been, nevertheless It has brought to light latent talent hitherto un known which may at some future time be productive of results. This has reference to the ability displayed by Vice President and General Man ager Cannon and Superintendent T. J. Duddleson a* car cleaners. They swept the cars, and cleaned the wood work and polished the brass fixtures of the Cobre traiu In a manner that sets a high standard for regular cat cleaner to follow. If the regular man now on the Job emulates their ex ample the Cobre train will he a tlnug of beauty and Joy forever. Colouel Cannon also put in a night shift In the machine shop wtili Master Me chanic Jarrott and thus made possible one extra train this past week. CAPT AIN Ml UPHY TKMAOF OPPORTUNITIES FOR MEN With the arrival of Captain .1. W, Murphy, recruiting officer for the motor transport company, the city of Ely sat up and took interest in army life and the advantages it of fered to ambitious young men. The officer lost no time in getting ac quainted and he wasted no time in conventionale. but launched right into the subject of motor transport corps and the wonderful advantages it offered to ambitious young men. The officer lost no time in getting ic quainted and he wasted no time iu conventionalities, but launched right into the subject of motor transport corps and the wonderful advantages offered. He had a good word to say for every place the corps had passed through and incidentally suggested, l"Poost for flood Roads.” He is a typical western man and *'1* attitude towards enlisted men is such that any young fellow of spirit would be proud to serve under him In his conversation with many of the returned soldiers, he put the i proposition up squarely to them. As he remarked, “The first thing the man off shipboard thinks of,” speak ing to a bunch of desert-bred boys who had seen blue water, "is the prospect of a job and the prospects are not .ill they might be. The army offers him lrom one to three- years enlistment with good pay, rlothes, quarters and medical attention, with excellent opportunity for study and advancement. The world is the lab oratory of training and hardening for living. The satisfying of the wan derlust in the Philippines, Colon. Bordeaux, Hong Kong. Honolulu or Coblen* is not the only drawing card now. but added to this is the train ing for the big future in theNMotor Transport Training schools where a good trade can be learned <ind the man be independent for life.” This training, declared the officer, will only be truly appreciated by the enlisted man when his terra ir over and he seeks a position with some firm that Is engaged in forelgu trade;. Then will he realize the im portance of the knowledge of for eign countries. The next big thing to bo accomplished by the American nation aud the young men of Amer ica is to make this country the big reporting nation of the world and tc the man who has seen the service and accepted the advantages of the Motor Transport Corps will fall the plums of this world w ide business Not only abroad, but ut home where the future means good roads and motor transport at ion will be the gr it opportunity for the trained man. A man may select his location for service either at home or abroad is the offer extended to the recruits in the Motor Transport Corps., but the man who has seen foreign service has the advantages of nn education that puts him ahead of the localized man. Captain Murphy is certain to se cure a number of recruits front Kly before he leaves GOODYEAR RANH C ONCERT*. Last night in the hand stand at the court house grounds the fifteen piece band of the Goodyear Tire com pany entertained a crowd with sev eral excellent band selections. The band is accompanying the oriuy convoy, travelling in a monster Packard truck equipped with 44x10 I neumntic tires This evening the band will give a concert at 7:30 in the band stand on the court house grounds. ••I'rrncliy’' Makes East Time. C. D. Vautrin received the contract for carrying the mail during the past week when the train schedule was off and gave an exhibition of getting over the roads in his old Case in real Uarny Oldfield style, leaving Ely at 10:30 p. m. Monday he drove to Cobre. stopping at the postotficep on the way and returned by the same route, arriving In the city the next day at 4:4fi, which was fifteen min utes uhe.ul of the Rchedule he con tracted for. Accompanied by an as sistant he repeated the stunt Tuesday night. Yfplting From Trout Creek. Wait Shallenberger, a former resident of Ely, wus a visitor in Kly Ins t week from his raneli at Trout Croek, Utah Miss Christie Shallen barger accompanied her father and Is visiting with relatives in the city. MOTOR TRANSPORT CORPS DELAYED BY POOR ROADS Expected to Arrive in Ely Today Following An Unexpected Interruption to Itinerary by tbe Wretched Condition of Utah Highways.—AH in Readiness for Reception of Army Visitors. ! - The United States Army Motor Corps will arrive in Ely this after noon. Owing to bad roads and some poor bridges in Utah the convoy was delayed anti reached Sheridan's ranch about 11 o'clock Saturday aft ernoon, Juet six days behind the schedule, according to the intinerary. Owing to several stops made in the larger cities which w.u, not contem plated when the tram left Washing ton, and muddy roads in Wyoming and Nebraska the convoy has not Maintained its schedule. The transport left Salt Lake City Wednesday morning after a big deni ! castration and lias been pounding steadily over the roads making good time, considering the tonnag* that is being transported over many sections of new road and at the worst time of the year for travel in this country. The convoy consists of two com panies. A and B. A company com prises one light open car, one staff observation car. one ambulance, three motorcycles, eighteen army tracks, one machine shop truck, one kitchen trailer and one tank truck. It com pany is composed of one light car one heavy ambulance, three motor cycles. seventeen army tracks, one tank truck, one kitchen trailer and one water tank ear. in the engineer unit is an engineer shop truck, on office work truck and one search light truck. I Senator N. H. Chapin and Gael B. Hoag of the Lincoln Highway re turned to Ely last night, having been on tb<» road as part of a reception conmiitl.ee since Wednesday. Captain Murphy of the recruiting branch of tho corps arrived yesterday afternoon and ihe two tiro company trucks with the Goodyear Tire com pany band Ladies of the Ely Ked Cross chap ter furnished refreshments to the scouts of the party that arrived voOr 'erday. H. C. Ostennan, field secretary of the Lincoln Highway association, ar rived last Thursday Mr Osterman Is the off icial pilot of the convoy and in company with Captain A. E. Ritch ey of the engineering corps, is pm ceding the convoy over the roads to inspect the roads and superintend the strengthening of the bridges The county commissioners have been over the roads and inspected all of the bridges on the highway through the county and have had timbers placed where needed an4 others stacked conveniently for tho use of the engineers if grater strength should be needed. From E'ly tlte itinerary of the transport corps will be Enrel a, Aus tin, Westgala, Fulton, Carson to May era, California, to Placerville, Sacra meuto. Stockton. Oakland to 8nn Francisco, completing the Ocean-to Ocean trip. NEVADA NORTHERN RUT SECURES AU nUUUCTIUN AGAINST COMMISSION'S ORDER Attorney Chandler of tta» law firm of Chandler & Quayte, who is in Car eon City looking after the legal end of the Nevada Northern situation per taining to the order issued by Com missioner Shaughnessy of the Public Utilities Commission, secured an in junction for the company Later Judge Farrington issued a restrain ing order, setting the hearing for next Tuesday. The issuance of the restraining order was oppose.] by the Attorney General Fowler and Com missioner Khaugh nosey. The order of the commission against the Nevada Northern railway Is printed in full on page four of this issue of the News. A special dispatch ifrorn Carson City to the Reno Gazette of Friday says: « A sharp difference of opinion among members of the Nevada pub lic service commission developed yes terday v.hen it came together tc pass upon the Oder issued Wednesda by Cotnr. lesion* r Shaughnessy directing restoration of train service on. the Nevada Northern railway which has suspended service on account uf the strike of Its shop men. The order in question was issued by Commit, aioner Fhaughncssy while the ntner two commissioners were absent from Carson Ciiy and en route to Kcnu from Salt l.ake City, and the cause of the disagreement was that section of the order which directed the rail wy\ company to increase its operat ing expenses sufficient to restore the wage scale tMki prevailed prior to last February. Both Commissioners Simmons and Fcrugham registered their disap proval of that section of the order, claiming the commission had no au thority to concern itseif with wages of employes, anil furthermore that bt recommending that the old scale he paid to the railroad employes the commission had pur itself in tin* light of approving the demands of the nrikers. While the dissenting commission ers expressed their approval of Mi order directing an immediate res toration of train service on the Ne vada Northern they insisted that the minutes show that they individually disapproved of that section reading as follows: “It is further ordered: That in order to effectuate this result (the restoration of service) < he Nevada No Ahern Railway Comp; j>- shall in. creas? its operating expenses suffi ciently to restore the wages of tho shop men to the basis in effect prior to February. 1919.” Coimut«?loiter Shaughneasy, who Issued the order during the absence of his associates, defended hia action upon the ground that the wagee prior to Februury, 1919. were reasonable and that their restoration was neces b&ry to maintenance of adequate ser vice in territory served by the road in question. He also argued that the commission was within its legal powers in issuing such an order, and in the latter jKvsition was supported by Attorney General Fowler. Com mlsaloners Simmons and Scrag ham took the contrary view and held that the commission had no legal right to concern itaelf with wage schedules. FOR ORGANIZATION OP AMERICAN IJCGION Kditor White Pine New* With a view- of perfecting the or ganization of the American Uegton in the Ely District, the state organ lzatinn i.- calling a meeting of all service men who went from Ely or points In White Pine county other than Mctllll at the court house on Monday evening, September 8. at 8 o'clock p. m. Mr. J. S. Bennett is named a lem porury chairman of the meeting aad Mr. Jay Brlnton as temporary secre tary of the meeting. It is planned to have rt >preeentatlveo of the State tind National organizations of the Vmerican legion present on the or t-nslon and a full attendance of all returned soldiers is urged. Please give tills matter such pun ; licity as you may deem proper, in or der that the White Pine County or i ganization may be our of the large*' mid most successful in the state. Yours very truly, J. Q. SCRUGHAM. State Commander American legion.