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Fridav, Rrpt. 26, 1919.
MRS. SELLEKS'S CROWD STONES IBRITISH RE 1 STRIKE PROBERS DEATH PROBED DEI IN AUTO, STRIKE GflLLED HEAR GOIHPERS HERALD Case of Labor Organizer, Alleged Murdered By Guards, Taken Up. P.-:burg. Psl. Sept. it. Labor 'e Vrs. mm. officials, government in- - Meators and state authorities were -v.i today in the coroner's court - tr-e Inquest into the death of Mr-, r n E Sellens, an organizer for I ni'd Mice Workers, who was n August 21, when mine guards Allegher.v Coal and Coke com et West Xatrona. are alleged Of t Gary Not For Arbitration; Little Change In Steel Tieup. (Continued from pasre 1.) ber of men at work today at between 3000- and 4000. About Same at Flttsbnrc. Pitta bars, P&. Sept. 2. The strike situation in the Ftunbnrg district to- day showed little change. Employers i salted in failure and continue to report tnat men are re turning to work daUyyand that pro duction is on the Increase. Union leaders declare that the walkout is Conference Between Gov- J steel Corporation Reaps eminent ana men's itep resentatives Fails. Ti shooting has been called to the vn'.oti of the senate 'labor com t Washington by labor lead- - The labo-- leaders charge that Pellens w" "murdered" by the - no puards while protecting children "crri thf-ir bullets one mine guard is out on ball on a tret- of murder In connection with . pr-ootinsr. cr fr Haddock testified that he i r)nuised 1? men at the request te companv to protect the mines . n t'.e Ftrikp was called- These - w ere under a deputy from the -"-.rs office, be said. All was or- . - at the mine until August 26, f da Mrs. Sellens was killed. LOCAL LABOR UNIONS FAVOR PLUMB PLAN OF OWNERSHIP i peech In favor of the Plumb plan " r th-- government ownership of the mat1 s by Harr Norton, interna--al orpanirer of the boilermakers' -ration, was tne feature of a mass f-t rp of railwa shop craftsmen in . labor temple Thursday night, r-.i k K Bait, president of the El " j-3 '"entral Labor union, presided. itlr speaker? were: H. A. Jones. - ''u nt of the federation of railway -i -afts of the entire Southern Pa i , ra,lwa system and chairman of tcilermakers' federated unions on sare svstem: Walter Nash, chair- of the machinists on the same - ter" John H. Thorpe, international f -canipr of the machinists: J. A. Mc- tr fhairman of the machinists; D. Woods. cHairman of the federation - ; -nop (.rafts on the El Paso and .( 1 1 h western system, and alderman v T. Griffith, vice president of the 1 Paso local. Central Labor union. W. Mnitfc, chairman of the carmen's f-.i'icn on the Southern Pacific, prc-ent but did not speak. Nor ; n stated that the "Plumb Plan i cr" had been organised to ad t . ax the Plumb plan for the gorern- - ownership of the railroads and to fhenlsing spare and get out lit- -at jre to educate the people in its We purpose to luftke it an is becominer more effective, with ad fired into a crowd of striking onai men JlInS "e wlKe eacn President E. R. Grace, or the Bethle hem bteel company, has refused a conference of steel workers national committee and declares that his com pany will not depart from Its present system of collective bargaining; with its employes. &tiots Are Exchanged. State troopers and steel workers exchanged shots early today in the woods between Clairton and North Clairton, according to reports re ( eived here. No one was injured. The troopers arrested three men, all armed, and lodged them in the Clair ton police station. The path through the woods con necting the two towns has for sev eral days been infested with men who take shots at workers going to the steel plants. The state troopers were patrol, n; the path when fired upon. Gary Opposes Arbitration. New York. Sept. 26. After being shown a dispatch quoting John Fitz Patrick, director general of the steel strike, as saying the strike could end immediately if the united States Steel corporation would arbitrate differ ences, Elbert H. Gary, directing head of the corporation, declared that he believed the board of directors "can not negotiate or confer with Mr. Fitzpatrtck or his associates." "The board of directors of tbe Lnited States Steal corporation are the representatives of nearly 150, 000 stockholders, including from sixty to seventy thousand employes," said the statement. "We are their servants and are selected to represent and protect their interests and also the interests of all our 250,000 employes the majority of whom, I think, are not members of labor unions " Chi en Co Claims Conflict. Chicago, III, Sept. 26. Conditions in the steel districts here remain vir tually unchanged. The usual conflicting claims were made by the opposing leaders, but all definite news indicated no Important cnange in conditions. The management of the Illinois Steel company announced that they had 4000 men at work, most of whom i tney asserted were returned strikers. London, En p.. Sept. 26. The con ference between the railroad men's representatives and the government for an attempted adjustment of differ ences on the wage question today re- strike on the railroads has been ordered to take ef fect tonight at midnight. At 1:4S oclock the conference ad journed until 3 p. m. without an agree mnt having been reached. On emerg ing from the conference, however, food controler Roberts said: "There still is hope. Will Affect CO0.0OO. The strike will affect probably more than 600.000 men. The government has arranged to have the malls carried by airplanes and to have large motor cars from the government services made available for the coneyance of supplies to th large towns which will be seriously affected. RAILROAD EMPLOYES AND OFFICIALS HOLD MEETING The matter of back pay for railroad 1 employes, overtime and reclassifies.- j tion of the employes, was discussed at a meeting Thursday of officials of : the G. H. A S. A- railroad and repre- j sentatives of the various shop crafts. B. M. Brown, assistant superintendent of the road; William Black, general foreman; H. C. Jones, general chair- man of tne lea era tea craxts oz tne Southern Pacific and other chairmen of the crafts, attended the xneetfiur. Chairman Jones reported that most of the matters were discussed ana threshed out to the full satisfaction of all concerned and that one or two items which were not settled will be taken np at headquarters in Houston. As It Sowed, Says Vet eran Labor Leader. (Continued from page 1) the next presidential said the speaker. cam- 10,000 PORTLAND STEEL SHIP WORKERS MAY STRIKE Portland. Ore- Sept. 26 Ten thou s'iJ workers in bteel ship yards of t -e Portland district will strike Octo r - - : unless an order of director gen ( - I .ickersnn. of tne shipping board, f wage increases recently ac-pcl to. until arter tbe Industrial f ;"f rence at Washington, October 6. is ' i imied. it was said here today by of i als of tbe steel workers union. C iRRfERS DAY. Am lomon-oTr Is tbe I nut Saturday In this month, yonr carrier nill call f to coiicei. ricue dc prrpareu settle viltb biro. On the other hand, the strike leaders offer figures as proof that tbe strike was ,100 percent effective at several points, 90 percent at Hammond, 95 at uary ana PS at Indiana Harbor. CHILE STRUCK SETTLED. Valparaiso, Chile, Sept. 26. The shipping strike, which has Interfered seriously with marine activities out or umiean ports, nas been settled by II fmfz MORE MONEY SUBSCRIBED TO AID STORM SUFFERERS Since sending to governor W P. Hobby $1200 subscribed In El Paso for the storm sufferers on the Texas gulf coast, there bad been subscribed to J up to 10 oclock Friday morning 5188. naymon lunpp, wnoiesaie merchant. subscribed $109 of this amount. British And Japanese Control Of News In Orient Hurts America Washington, D. CU Sept. 2. j American interests in the far east have been prejudiced by British and Japanese control oz news in tne Orient, V. S. McClatchey, publisher of the Sacramento (Calif.) Bee, told the house merchant marine commit tee today. He urged the enactment of pending' legislation authorizing the use or the navys wireless systems at a low word rate charge la order to insure an adequate trans-Pacific news service. "Daily interchange of news," said Mr. McClatchey, "Is tbe most effective and perhaps -the only way of prevent ing misunderstandings, which will seriously injure American Interests and may lead to grave complications." British and Japanese propaganda! in the far east before America's entry j into the war, he continued, so seri- ously injured the Interests that the to Mr. Fitxpatrick. chairman of the United Statesgovernment -went Into steel worker? Smmit.Tekin that news business" so as to place the (the president's request be complied witn. we toia me the men were In such a frame of mind that they could not be prevented from striking even from counseling with the men and making the strike effective." Only in the event of war. the labor leader declared, should the rights of free speech and assembly be restricted. They should not be, he said, for a privateering corporation. T know that many of the public authorities in districts of Pennsyl vania are under the direct domination of the United States Steel corpora tion," the witness declared, pounding the table. Organiser, Bladgconed, Dies. "In response to the maty requests for organization from the men we sent a few agents into the field some years ago. They were arrested, driven out of the towns, one of them so bludgeoned that he died. That was four or five years ago. He was Jef ferson Davis Pierce, of Worcester. Mass." Gompers told of the final decision of the American Federation of La bor In 1918 to organize the men and described the methods used to finance the work. Tou have dealt with the policy of the steel companies trying to exclude union men," said senator Phipps, Re publican, Colorado. "Is tbe policy of tbe unions to try to exclude nonunion men?" "It is the policy of the unions to try to organise all workers" Gom pers said, adding that In all his ex perience he had never known a work roan "voluntarily refusing to join a union of his craft." Wilson Statement Read. Senator Phipps read a statement by Woodrow Wilson In 1909. in which Mr. Wilson said be was "a fierce par tisan of the open shop" and that the present attitude of labor in America was "to give as little as possible." "I think If In nn unfair to quote Mr. WIlon of 1909 ax It la to bold up statement of W. Z. Fos ter, secretary of the uteel union' committee, made at that time and lace dlnarowcd. and way they represent bis attitude now," said Gompers. Now. Mr. Gompers. can't we get down to brass tacks?" said chair, man Kenyon. "We would like to Know now why this strike was not postponed, as the president requested. unm aiier tne inauscnai cooler ence?" Why Strike Not Pot Off. Mr. Gompers told of the efforts by president Wilson to bring about a conference between th men anri th bicci corporation oiiiciais. 'I advised on September 8 with the union committee and suggested that the strike be deferred." Gompers con tinued. "A irene nil mfttnv xc-a called and the responsible officers of tne union rexnivM thr in ib-a September 22 unless judge Gary (chairman of the board of directors of the steel corporation) consent to conierence. I COt a teBrm fmm hk dent asklnc me to use mv efforts tn secure a delay. I dictated a message facts before the Orient The gov ernment aistri mated a aaiiy news re port by navy wireless to Guam. Ma nlla, Shanghai. Pekin and Vladivostok, he said, and since the elapse of ap propriations last July l, tne report has been continued throueh coone ra tion of the Associated Press. The report, however, is entirely west bound. One Solid Week Now Playing. . Joseph J. Dovllnq m THE MIRACLE MAN The whole of life, illum ined! The flesh; the blood, the soul of living' men and women sinning, s tr u g -gUng, loving. The reek of the under world, the lure of the sea, the breath of the fields in summer. Fused, with a thousand smiles and tears, into a great dramatic enter tainment that will live for ever in your heart. Come! Performances daily at 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 o'clock. Con-! cert orchestra and added :i attractions at 3, 7 and 9I o'clock. To thoroughly enjoy the; performance you should be i seated at starting time. PRICES: Mats., lower j floor, 25c. Balconies, 15c. j Eve., lower floor, 35c. Bal-ji cony, 25c. (PLUS WAE TAS). il i Our Basement Department Are you' going to buy a Coal or Wood Eange, Heating Stove or Base Buru- I er? If so, visit our Basement Salesroom 1 and here you will find El Paso's large I stove emporium. We are now showing the largest assortment of Stoves that we i have ever shown, including the best I known makes. Buy Now While The Assortment Is Complete and have your store Dp and ready for use when cold weather comes. Heating Stoves Price np from $10.80 Coal or Wood Ranges Price np from $58.50 Base Burner The Garland Base Burner, made of the best material, beautifuUy finished. Price, $67.50. Mail Orders sboold the committer vote for delay." Knnr Strike Inerltnble. "Several of the International union! offlters had declared In favor of post- I ponlng'. Gompers continued. "They met in Pittsburg September 17 and Is and my letter was read. Organizers who favored postponement reported that they could not maintain their position. TDfV voted flhDMt nnm . mouslv to strike on the Artrlnal Hat. incy snew tne strike would have taken place anyway, uneuided, dis jointed and leaderlesg. Their choice was not that of having; no strike, but simply of having a disorganized or aa urbanized BiriKe, under tne Guid ance of experienced men." iapers are carrying communica tions from secretarv Foster, of th : J committee." said senator Kenyon. ; "radical letters signed, -yours for rev g olution. and carrying Implications." g Says Foster Lea Radical, g Tve made a brief reference to Mr. g j Poster." Gompers returned. "He wrote ' a book. No one could have a greater g i antipathy to this I. w. W. position g! Foster took in 1910 than I do. His g , pamphlet on syndicalism, his attack at g, Zurich before the international labor conference on James Duncan, who represented the American Federation gor jaDor all those things prejudice.! 1 ' me. But he changed, took a construe. tive position. In view of what he bis I since done to improve conditions of g,the workers, he is entitled to some- g.tning oetter than to have his mis g) taken views of the past held up to in .jure his usefulness. 1 have no hesl g tancy in saying that these are not his g! views. 1 "He is not now an executive officer oi me striKe. Me is merely chosen to s perform the secretarial work." Bie Steel Profits Blade. M Discussing profits In the steel ln- d us try. Mr. Gompers cited a statement by director general Hines. of tbe rail- road administration, which showed gi that In 1918 the steel corporation s made 22 percent on its common stock "I understood Mr. Fitxpatrick to say that the eight hour day was granted by the steel corporation," remarked g senator Sterling. rl "Bv the effort nf th faiwi.. I ! board," Gompers said, "conditions were finally produced which Induced the corporation to order the elghl hoar day. But I understand it is still an order and not an actuality." ar. uompers saiq he had no definite I Information cn wages. SM increasei Fronts More. Senator Sterling Introduced a steel corporation statement which said that Our out of town business is growing all the time. Let us know what you require. We will take pleasure in supplying you. Make inquiries no obligation to buy. i Unrestricted Choice From Scores of Dollar Day Items Make your own comparisons we have made ours and they prove beyond a question of a doubt that for extraordinary value giving there has been no sale event in El Paso that compares with our Dollar Day Specials. ALL ITEMS IN OUR DOLLAR DAY ADVERTISEMENT OF YESTERDAY MAY BE HAD ALL DAY TOMORROW. We planned this Dollar Day event with this paramount thought in mind. To bring sunshine into the homes and lives of the thousands of El Paso people who are feeling the sting of high prices. -COME EARLY TOMORROW- A Beautiful Lot Women 's Coats Selecting from this lot of fifty new model coats will be easy as well as economical. Coats trimmed in fur. of a nice quality velour and other serviceable coatings, pleated backs, belts, pockets, well lined and in a full range of colors and sizes. Values to $35.00. For Saturday Buying Melba Face Powder, O Ir regular 50c 30 Pebeco Tooth Paste, O Q Regular 50c DOC Djer Kiss Talcum Pow- OQ der. Extra Special OC Palm Olive Shampoo. QQ Regular 50c DOC Hind's Honey & Almond QQ Cream. Regular 50c... DOC Oriental Cream $ 1 1 Q (large) Reg. $1.50P 1 . 15? In purchasing the above items you must call in person. No mail or phone orders filled. Serge and Tric ot tne Dresses A wonderful selection of all wool up to the minute models. Handsomely trimmed with silk vestees with neat arrangements of buttons. Colors are navy, Alice, and taupe. $2730 values at i 1 II j a. 22.95 Special Millinery Feature Saturday One lot of 50 newly trimmed velvet hats, values to (t rj fg $9.00. at PtJ,VJ NewKhitted Tarns Saturday Special In an array of colors for misses and women. All wool worsted yarn, warm and serviceable. $2.95 NEW GEORGETTE AND CREPE DE CHENE BLOUSES A beautiful array of these filmy creations of style in delicate shades tha't will appeal to the most discriminating taste. Some are neatly trimmed in embroidery and tucks. Others with tucked fronts and high necks, also rounded necks in embroidered crepe de chine. For" Saturday ' (J p f nly PJZJ Women's Dress Skirts These skirts are man tailored, in the newest pattern effects. All wol serzes in pleated and tancy etiects with pockets, buttons and wide belts. A regular $1230 value 55S3I FH0H2 S333 FOB AtiDCPTS. C02. 0VZBIf&trp.& SAH JACINTO ST wares paid by it had increased 121 percent since 1913. "But the corporation's profits hare increased 400 percent in tbe same time. Gompers retorted. "Employes ' are allowed to hm stock?" senator Sterling asked. "That system of instalment stock How to Instantly Have A Beautiful White Skin A Free Prescription Dors This for Yon Yon Can Prepare It At Yonr Home. Rogers Furniture Co. I 207-9-11 N. Stanton St. HI New York: It Is my own discovery and It takes Just one application to set such marvelous results. Bays Uae Edna Wilder, when her friends ask about her wonderful white skin and the Improved aDoearanee of her hands ana arms, xou can do the same thing if you follow my advice, she says. 1 feel It Is my duty to tell every girl or woman what this remarkable pre scription did for me. Just think of it. All this chance In a single annll- cation. I never tire of telline others just what brought about such re markable results Here Is the Iden tical prescription that wnitened mv skin and removed every defect from my face. neck, hands and arms. Until you try It you can form no ifiea of the marvelous chance it will make. The prescription which you can prepare at your own home s a.s follows: Go to any grocery and eet 10 cents worth of ordinary oatmeal, and from any drug! store a Dome or aerwino. Prepare the oatmeal as directed in every package s i or oerwiuo ana apply nicnt and morn gjlng. The first application will as Eitonish you. It makes the skin appear wnue, Transparent, smootft and vel plvety. I especially recommend It for freckles, tan, sun spots, coarse pores, dark, sallow, rough skin, ruddiness, wrinkles, and in fact, every blemish tbe face, neck, hands and arms are heir to. If your neck is dark one ap plication of this Derwillo-Oatmeal combination will make It look at white as a Illy. It Is absolutely harmless and will not produce or stimulate a growth of hair. No mat ter how rough and ungainly the hands and arms, or what abuses they have had through hard work and ex posure to the sun and wind this pre scription wjll work a tronderful transformation in 12 hours at the most. Thousands who have used it lave had the same results as I have had. NOTE To get the best effect te sure to follow the complete directions j contained in every package of Ier- selling is an attempt to tie men to the Job," Gompers said. Senator Sterling then read a record of 111,000.000 spent on welfare work annually by the company. Tbey do it because it navs." Gompers said. "It nreventa men from devoting tEeir efforts to getting Into rtuycr vrgKBiiauoil. "We say to all this that vrhat vre want Is pay. not charity, that a minimum wage be paid that will permit a fair standard of living. "We must recognlxe that this war nas -crushed autocracy. The time has come for a new understanding be tween man and man. No man can say be Is master of all ae surveys. no corporation can do tnat. ko em ployer. no matter how rich, can ore tend to be industrial master. The war must bring something better than pre-war conditions. The -mtaning of justice is now sometnmg more." Texas High Schools Crowded To Capacity ' Austin, Texas. Sept. 3C High schools of Texas are crowded to their capacity and tn several cities It Is necessary to split classes In order to handle them, according to informa tion received by the state department of education. The great school attendance Is at tributed by S. M. N. Marrs. head of the high school division, to war in fluence and general prosperity. He S'.vs that boys who went Into the army were impressed with th. vain ... . j i .... . t -. i . cuuumun ana mat rosy are in wlllo. You have only to get derwlllol n.Mn. h.i. ir...r . ?,atimef-i- ..2V?r,.noth,nK e,ae!'ters to take advantage of their and it Is so simple that anyone can onDortunltles girl or woman can afford it. Drug, gists and department stores guarantee that there will be a noticeable im provement after first application or tney will refund the money. It is sold in this city at all toilet counters un der a money refund guarantee by all department stores and drue-giats. ln- wuiuug xieuy cc jrouaru. No 'Flu' In El Paso 'And None In Juarez The city health office called up K physicians and not one reported a case of influenza, proving that so far there is no Indication of the disease return ing. The health report received trom Juares showed that there were no" L"cn ui me aiseaee mere. JIAYOIt DAVIS ILL. Mayor Charles Davia was sick Fri day and remained at his home. There was no council meeting in consequence. Eat and Get Thin j First Church of Christ Scientist I Of El Paso, Tesas H Annonnces Tola is tvralac an old phnae fae abevt. bat modern aewthoda of redactor tmt have made this revision poaatble. 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Ton don't need starvation diet or weakoninc exerdsea, Joat tr on miaE wnir you star, leave exerewne to the athletes, but take your little tablet Public Lecture on H Christian Science ! By- Rer. Andrew J. Graham, C.S. I PIKE DEPARTMBXT CALLED. Firemen were called to the rooms of M. Lander. 806 EI Paso street at 1045 o'clock Fridav moraine, and found th.t a ....I,.. .,..- j . ""ninny n.1 wltaout a nln.l.d tn th. .n. Th. i - -- IT if" ' quickly tak. unto lUelf wins. tineuished before .nv Vma- i:'""? rhi.n'! "1"" .' S done. Air, i fttlthrally and without a doubt that flabby ttlv I was clothed In firm flesh and trim muscles, 1 Of Boston. Maas. Member of the Board of Lec tureship of Tbe Mother Chu-ch, The First Church of Christ Scientist, in Boston. Mas. Liberty Hall FRIDAY EVENING September 26, 1919 8 o'clock DOORS OPEN T O'CLOCK Yon and your friends are cordially Invited. JT'llllUlTT1 - Curtlas Co. buy Iilberty Bscfic Adv,