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Volume IV, Number. 123
Philadelphia Scene of In
dustrial Conflict of
Vast Importance
All Police Ordered to Stay
at Posts Big. Demonstra
tion for Today
courhged by messnges of sympathy and
offers of assistnnco from labor organiza
tions in all parts of tlio country, union
workers in many trades ceased work
at midnight and inaugurated what
' wromises to bo ono of tlio greatest sym
pathetic strikes In tho history of or
ganized labor.
The committee of ton says at least
'75,000 organized workers, as well as
many unorganized men, ceased work.
Promptly nt midnight, the union or
chestras playing in the leading hotels
and cafes picked up thoir instruments
and started home.
Union cab drivers and chauffeurs also
abandoned thoir posts, and hotel and
railroad cab and automobile service is
badly crippled.
Drivers of both taxicab services in
tlio city nro members of tlio union and
refused to take thoir machines after
midnight. Tho committee of ten re
mained in session nil night, receiving
reports from local unions. The labor
lenders refused to comment on tho re
port that tho police would prevent n
demonstration planned tomorrow at In
dependence Square.
Sovore Rioting Begins
Rioting, which began tonight in sov
cral sections of tho city, was particu
larly severo in the. northeast section,
and it is thought to be the forerunner
of more serious trouble tomorrow, when
thousands of idle men will throng the
Whilo the lhbor leaders are receiving
moral support from fellow workmen in
nil parts of tho country, many asso
ciations of employers sent letters and
toWrnms to the officials of tho Rapid
Transit and citv ofllcials. commending
their position and urging them to stand
firm in their determination not to rec
.nmi'iM tlio union.
All policemen, lin-inuii mm .-lovn...-.
7VL feV'Jl"!? t!?l '
- n i . A.:..i.
,.CK"" T,.ra."T"r':,::(
SIZoSte re sc
Many of tho machines nro driven by
fi,nr nwiiors woaltliv men who havo
3, lutv and were !
sworu in by Director ciay.
William Drcxlor was shot, probably
Ii.ttmii..-. -- j... ,..- w j
fatally, tonight by a policeman who
fireil info a crowd' that conereeated.
Several street cars had been stoned
by the crowd and tho police gunrding
them fired n volley. A bullet struck
Droxler in the stomach.
Crowds' havo attacked cars in other
sections of tho city.
AU Efforts to Settle Fail
A final word, ordering tho general
striko at midnight, was sent to the
union workers when tlfo committee of
ten received word from tho secretary
of tho Carmen's union that tlio last
effort for arbitration hail failed.
A proclamation was also made to un
organized workers, who aro urged by
the committee to refrain irom working
until tlio committee of ten, through the
Central Labor Union and United Build
ing Trades Council, orders tho resump
tion of work.
Another proclamation calls a public
demonstration of tho working people of
Philadelphia at Independence Square,
It is stated that hundreds of letters
have been received today by both un-.
skilled and skilled workmen, not af
filiated with tho unions, declaring their
intention to strike.
At 4 p. m., 11 thousand workers al
ready wero out, according to tho labor
Typos Stay at Work
Tho Philadelphia Typographical
union will not participate in the gen
eral strike. All night long reports camo
to tho offices of the Allied Building
Trades from small union headquartors
detailing tlio number of m-t who would
. cease work in sympathy with the strik
.' ing car men.
It is certain tho sympathetic strike
will causo much suffering and incon
venience. It is declared that prac
tically all drivers of bakery, milk and
market wagons and teamsters of fruit
and produce dealers will stand by the
order to cease work.
The Teamsters' union, comprising at
least 7." per cent of all drivers in the
citv. will quit work, it is said, and will
not return until tho general strike is
called off.
Threo thousand textile workers, it is
reported, decided to strike. This will
cripple nine woolen mills.
Many Thousand Involved
It is reported that 10,000 tailors and
cloakmakers, (i,000 bricklayers and 40,
000 members of tho Building Trades
Council, 300 members of tho Interna
tional Goldbeaters, andjCOO cabinetmak
ers aro among tlioso who will strike.
Word was also received nt headquar
ters that 800 waiters ceased work at
midnight. Tho employers aro doing all
in their power to secure competent sub
stitutes. The city authorities aro thought to
havo greatly underestimated the pro
portions of tho strike. It was stated
by Director of Public Safety Clay lato
today that ho had ascertained by a
careful canvass that not more, than 30,
000 union workers would respond to tho
general order, but his estimate fnlls 50
per cent below tho number already out,
according to union figure's.
Northern Pacific .Trains in
. Operation Between High .
Banks of Snow.
SEATTLE, March 4. Rain and thaw
continued in tho Cascade mountains to
day and tho rivers of western Wash,
ington spread wider over the. submerged
vnllevs, Thcro is no sien of chance,
tlio weather bureau says. The Northern.'
rncihe is operating trains' efrjt;- ami
south. Ono hundred aTfifrTnen are
watching tho dnngerolis pass near Eagle
Corgo on tho west slope of the Cas
cades. J Worn tho east end of Stampede
tunnel, tho Northern Paeific-.traek,- runs
noiwcon soim wans ui sm iiiii-uu iu
twenty feet high, but packed so hard
there is no danger of a sildc.
Lake Washington, east of Seattle, is
higher than for twenty years. The
water today extinguished the fires in
sawmills, covered the '"wharves, put
steamboats out of business and over
flowed portions of the lakeside towns.
With all the overflow, Jiowcver, tho
loss of property is not large.
Southern Pacific Gradually
Re-establishing Traffic
West of Ogden
...... crp. a t ip.,st ;uo
miKouK. Pacini railed has
boon restored to trailic. Reports ve
"Ived t local headquarters tonight
K'v.e assurance that the stub train
which left at 0:40 this morning reached
its destination at Carlin, Nev., tonight,
Sevciitv-eiiiht oassoncers who had been
held at Wells, Nev., since tho first day
of tho ilood, had started eastward over
tho repaired track and arc expected
hero early tomorrow.
Local officials promiso that through
trailic over the direct lino will be re
stored in five days. The first train
of through passengers from San Fran
cisco will reach Ogden at noon tomor
row, traveling via Portland.
Weighing of Mails Spurs on
Officials of Road
trains will be run over the Nevada
breaks in three or four days is tho
substance of a written report submitted
by Assistant General Manager Scott
of the Southern Pacific this afternoon.
Tho railroads aro making herculean ef
forts to get the mails through, as the
annual weighing to determin the com
pensation to be paid is now taking
place on this division.
DALLAS. Texas, March 1. Judge
Sea in the district court today instruct
ed the grand jury to investigate the
lynching yesterday of the negro Allen
Brooks, with a view to indicting tho
mob lenders. Tlio city was quiet today.
CARSOX, Nov., March 4. The direct
primnrv law passed by tho legislature
a vcar ago was declared constitutional
by the district court today, sustaining
a' demurrer to the action brought to
test the provisions of the new law.
Manager of Busted Mexican
Institution Locked Up
MEXICO, March 4. Abuso of con
fidence in handling $750,000 was formal
ly charged against George Ham, pres
ident of tho suspended' United States
Banking company, by Manager Sanders
of tho Bank ot Montreal, before Judge
Miramon, in tho seventh court of in
struction, today, at tho samo timo ne
gotiations for a settlement out of court
of tho cluim of Harwood Simpson, a
inino owner, who had also charged Ham
with breach of trust in connection with
tho disappearance of certain mining
.shares, was halted by tho court, llam
was ordered again placed incommuni
cado for ten days.
Ham's attorneys 'wore prepared to
hand over tho money in settlement of
the claim when the transaction was
called to the attention of tho court.
Miremon declared such a settlement
would permit the arrest of Simpson for
compounding his offense.
An attempt was made to show that
Simpson had once given Ham a power
of attorney that contained statements
contradicting tho testimony more re
cently given. Tho court declared n
permit for tho withdrawal of Simp
son's charge.
The charge brought by Manager
Sanders alleges that Ham, by misrep
resentations, obtained from the Canadi
an bank a loan of 1,500,000 pesos a
few days before the United States
Banking company closed its doors.
Will Head "Greater Globe Ticket," Which Will Be
Composed of Men Who Will Push City to
Still Greater Pre-eminence
J". D. Coplen will be a candidate for mayor.
This announcement was made last night by close friends of Mr. Coplen, who
assured the Silver Belt that Mr. Coplen, owing to the pressure that has been
brought to bear on him, will make the sacrifice and accept the nomination. Mr.
Coplen has varied and important personal interests which have prompted him to
hesitate in the past, but lie has been so universally urged that, according to in
formation received from reliable sources at a late hour last night, he has at last
consented to serve the people and accept the nomination for mayor.
Mr. Coplen's name was first suggested by the Silver Belt about ten days
ago. It was stated at the time that he would become a candidate under the
one condition that he was to run as the choice of all the people and was to be
surrounded by good men regardless of their political affiliations. In brief Mr.
Coplen was to head what was to be known as the Globe ticket, signifying that
it was to be a representative ticket and that party lines were to be eliminated.
As far as the Silver Belt knows there has been no change in this program and
it will be the aim of Mr. Coplen's friends to give him a council and other officers
that will guarantee a progressive administratoin and one, capable in every wa'y
to cope with the important questions that are to be solved in the early develop
ment of this fast growing city.
Owing to the uncertainty surrounding Mr. Coplen's candidacy, political
matters have been allowed to quietly slumber during the past few days, but
now that an exceptionally strong head has been secured for the ticket, the
matter of making up a slate will be taken up at once and there will be little diffi
culty experienced in securing good, strong men to follow under the Coplen lead
ership. During the past few days petitions praying for the nomination of Mr.
Coplen have been circulated in all the wards of the city and the necessary legal
number of signatures have been secured. This action may have been taken
along strictly democratic lines, but let that be as it may, Mr. Coplen can stand
as the candidate of the people in general.aiid can be placed before the voters
without standing for a primary election contest, as can the remainder of what
will probably be known as the '"'Greater Globe ticket."
A strong effort will be made to-hav Pat Rose succeed himself, in the sec
ond ward, and Mr. Ryan has been mentioned as a candidate for alderman in the
third ward. Bandhauer is being urged to make the race in the first ward. The
Greater Globe people have only casually considered timber presented from res
idents in the fourth, fifth and sixth wards. The name of Charles Alexander
has been presented for city clerk. R. M. Anderson has received favorable con
sideration for city marshal. But, as a niatteV of fact, there lias been no definite
action taken, other than a resolve made to select only the best men and insist on
them giving the citv the service needed.
It is quite likely that the voters in the respective wards will be asked to
caucus and decide on aldevmanic timber and that a mass meeting to be called
later officers to bo elected at large will be named and endorsed.
The consent, however, of .J'. D. Coplen to- make fhe race for mayor will be
exceptionally good news f0r the people of this city, and opens the way for one
of the strongest tickets ever presented to the voters.
4. W. K. Arkell, a well known
publisher of. Canajoharie, N. Y.,
formerly owner of a weekly mag- '
azine in this city, admitted to-
night that ho. had attempted to
4- buy tlio New York Sun and had
4- hoped to have Roosevelt as its 4
"It is not true," he said, "that
the Laffan heirs balked when
they learnedRoosovelt was to as-
sumo cljargo. The truth is that I
got in ouch with the Laffan peo- 4
pie and offered them $2,000,000.
They replied that they had already
refused $3,500,000. There tho ne-
gotiations ended." 4
NEW YORK, March 4. Enrico Cam
so has received two black hand letters
demanding $15,000 or his life. Caruso
is convinced that his days aro numbered
and he will not vetnure out without a
body guard.
Tho first letter- instructed Caruso to
put tho money ifkjhispockct and stroll
along BroaTlway and give it to tho first
man who asked him for a letter. Caru
so took a walk, with two detectives
trailing behind him. Today came a sec
ond letter saying: "When you wero
out. yesterday you had two policemen.
Don't try to fool us again. We mean
Instructions followed to leave tho
money in a bag at a certain spot in
PUEBLO, March 4. auta Fe pas
senger train TZjo. 5G8, was wrecked
twenty miles west of here this after
noon by spreading, rails. Nine wero in
jured but none will die.
MARCH 5, 1910.
Slow Work in Recovering
Dead at Scene of Terri
ble Avalanche
Foreign Rescuers Sent Off
After Stealing Cloth
ing at Wreck
WELLINGTON. Wash., March 4.
Men digging for bodies in the ava
lancho tomb made- little progress today
and only five more dead were brought
out, making a total of forty, leaving
forty-five passengers and railroad )nen
and an unknown number of laborers in
the gorge.
The searchers are working in tho
daytime only.
Tho Great Northern today sent in
fifteen Alaskan sledges on which the
bodies will bo taken to a train at Sky
omish, to be carried to Everett and
Seattle. All tho railroad men's homes
aro in Everett. Donald Cameron of
Gilmore, a fireman, aged 32, whose body
as recovered, was formerly a West
Point cadet, and his mother is a prom
inent resident of Santa Barbara, Cal.
Edgar Lemmon of Hunters, Wash.,
whose body with that of his wifo has
been found, was formerly one of .the
leading attorneys of Seattle.
All wounded in the temporary hos
pital are recovering.
Of seven hundred sacks of mail car-
ricd away in the avalanche, only 150
havo been recovered. There is no
trace of one mail car and seven clerks
and weighers. Some of the cars are
known to be under seventy feet of
trees, snow, earth and rocks.
Million Dollar Loss
Tiio Great Northern is using all the
resources at its command to open the
track. Every man and every plow that
can find a plaeo to work are busy nigh
and day. Superintendent O'Neill es
timates the actual loss to the road at
$1,000,000. Four electric motors lying
demolished under the snow are valued
at .$250,000.
A cold rain and -increasing fear of
slides added to the gloom at Wellington
today. Two bodies have been sent down
the trail and the others aro wrapped in
blankets in the railroad building.
Among the arrivals today wero a num
ber of friends and relatives of tho vic
tims, a few of them women. Recovery
of bodies will be difiieiilt until loco
motives arrive to pull away the giant
trees, whose trunks and branches aro
interlocked above the dead. Rain and
falling snow is already packed so tight
that a shovel will not enter it and is
turning it to ice.
The working force on the avalanche
ruins now consists of 150 men, all Amer
icans. Three Greek and Slavonian
laborers stole colthing from the ruins,
but did not actually rob the dead. The
misconduct of these men aroused such
indignation that the railroad sent all
of the seventy-five foreign laborers
Father Gets Custody of One
Child and Mother That
of the. Other
Given on Ground of .Statu
tory Offense Commit
ted by Husband
"NEW YORK, March 4. Beneath the
signature that made final today the in
terlocutory decree of divorce granted
Mrs. Ava Willing Astor from her hus
band, Colonel John Jacob A&tor, Justice
Mills wroto:
"The clerk of the court is hereby
ordered not to seal the above final
Tlio decree, however, filed tonight at
Poiighkeepsie, the county seat, makes
little known that had not been fore
cast. In it appears the bald statement that
the marriage is dissolved by reason of
a statutory ollcnse on the part of the
defendant but no money settlement is
mentioned and the name of the corrcs
ondeut is not given. None of the testi
mony taken by the referee is avail
The plaintiff may rcmairy, but not
the defendant. The custody "of William
Vincent Astor, the son, is given to tho
father, with the provision that the
mother may see him when she wishes,
and the custody of the daughter, Ava
Alice Muriel, was awarded to the moth
er, with the provision that the father
may see her at all reasonable times.
1 lie understanding is that a settle
ment of all money matters was arrived
at before the decree was signed, and
probably tho exact amount will never
be known.
It has not been the policy of the As
tor estate to allow the money to go
out of the family. Therefore, it seems
likely that no lump sum has been set
tled, but that she will enjoy a stipulated
income during her life, or as long as
she remains single.
Colonel Astor is ono of the richest
men in the United States and the As
tor estate is one of the largest holders
of realty in the world. It has been le
ported on one hand that Mrs. Astor
will receive $10,000,000 outright and on
the other hand that she will get the
comparatively modest allowance of $50,
000 a year. "
It is reported that there was haggling
over the exact amount awarded, and
there is ground for the belief that $50,-
000 a year as an estimate is. Inearer the
truth than $10,000,000.
Call on Speaker to Again
Run for Congress
DANVILLK. March 4. Twenty re
publican editors of tho Eighteenth
congressional district of Illinois, ap
proved Cannon at a meeting in this city
today, endorsed the speaker's policies
and called him again to be n candi
date for congress, approved tho Payne
Aldrirh tariff bill and paid a high trib
ute to Tnf( and Governor Deneeii.
Goes Over Another Day Af
ter Long Session of
Warm Speeches
No Assurance That Vote on
Postal Bill Will Be
Reached Today
WASHINGTON, D. C, March 4.
After laboring six hours today in an
atmosphere surcharged with electricity
generated by conflicting opinions, the
senate failed to reach a vote on the pos
tal savings bank bill and took a recess
until tomorrow.
By this action the legislative day of
March 3 was continued until tomorrow.
There is some uncertainty whether final
action will bo reached even then. When
the recess was taken Carter said seven
or eight senators desired to speak, and
ho did not want to guess how many
other speeches might follow.
Beginning at 11:30 the flow of ora
tory continued until after 5 o'clock,
when Carter moved a recess -until 11:45
a. in. During the day there were speech
es by Root, Carter, Cummins, Itayner.
Clapp, Borah, Clay, Newlands and
others, representing almost as many
A'iews as speakers.
Cummin's amendment to the Smoot
amendment, limiting to times of war
the exigencies in which the postal funds
might be withdrawn from the banks in
which deposited, was the 'technical sub
ject of discussion during the entire stt
ting, and during the 'time'therc were
many acrid changes of views.
Root dwelt strongly on the" neces
sity of protecting the, credit of the
country. Carter strongly seconded
Root's appeal and drew a vivid picturo
of the possibility of an unexpected na
tional need of funds.
Both Clay and Cummins charged
Root with inconsistency in -originally
presenting an amendment prohibiting
the withdrawal of postal funds from
local banks, and following that up with
another provision authorizing with
drawals. Smoot defended his course oil the
ground that he had been convinced of
tlio unconstitutionality of the pro
posed law without the provision bring
ing it within the .borrowing clause of
the constitution.
Committee of 150 New York
ers Named to Welcome
Famed Nimrod
NEW YORK, March 4. One hundred
and fifty prominent men were named
today to comprise a committee, which
will give Roosevelt a welcome home.
This first step of official preparations
for the memorable greeting which it is
planned to give the former president,
were taken by tho mayor following re
cent consultations with William Loeb,
collect! r of the port, who was given
geneial charge of the welcoming ar
rangements by authorization of both
Taft and Roosevelt. Cornelius Vauder
bilt, is the committee chairman, the
second name being Loeb.
The committee includes the follow
ing: Seth Low, Otto Baunnrd, Herman
Bidder, General Horace Porter, .lohn
Stewart, president of tho New York
State League of Republican Clubs; Kl
bert Gary, Levi Morton, General Stew
art Woodford, Andrew Carnegie, Jos
epli Choate, Klihu Jtoot, Jr., Paul Mor
ton, Cortelyou, John Fox, president of
the Democratic club; William Bonynge,
president of the Arkwright club; John
Hays Hammond, president of the Na
tional League of Republican ( lubs;
Jacob Sehirf, Pierpont Morgan, Ji.,
Morgan O'Brien and Lloyd Grismm.
AMSTERDAM, March 4. The Dut.li
cruiser Utrecht reports from Barbados
that its search for tho missing steame.
Prinz Wiihelm II is fruitless and wit'
bo discontinued. The steamer carried
fourteen passengers.

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