OCR Interpretation

El Paso herald. (El Paso, Tex.) 1901-1931, November 11, 1919, HOME EDITION, Image 2

Image and text provided by University of North Texas; Denton, TX

Persistent link: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn88084272/1919-11-11/ed-1/seq-2/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for 2

Standards' Wednesday Specials
Central Labor Union Passes Hesolutions Favoring,
Speaker of House for Governor; Stand Taken Against
I. W. W.ism and Bolshevism; 3 Preachers ttecervea
as Delegates; Organizer Here to Settle Strike.
7 THE bimonthly meelnf of
r Central Labor union in the Labor
nv.Ie Monday mgrht, the representa
. ,-s of the affiliated unions came out
-trongly against the "insidious un-
'ne rl can doctrine which have
orougrht about the desolation of vari
uu parts of Europe," endoVsed the
. -ndidacy of R. E. Thomason of El
.so for the governorship of Texas,
i-pned as fraternal delerates three
..nistrs of the El Paao Ministerial
:iiantv and tabled until the first of
e coming ear the proposition to
ve reprt senti t ion in the El Paso
1 mber of commerce.
Wni- rr T. Griffith, who is
president of the Central Labor
i r introduced the a nti-Bolshevist,
r I "W. W. resolution,
v, . J. Mora.n introduced the reaolu
:i indorsing the candidacy of R, E.
i "omae-on, representative from El
l io county in the lower house of the
" exas legislature and speaker of the
ue, for th grovernorsiiip. The refi
lution recited Mr. ThomasoA's record
.tad shown htm strong for wholesvie
z slation and the perfect fairness to
Prearaera Are fieate.
py m io Atkinson, K-ssry Van
Valkenberg and Rufua C Baker re-
Corns Twees Toes,
Use Easy "Gets-It"
Any Cf
r Call Cesses Off Peaee
aieHotutly. Never Falls.
isy for Gets-It" to reacn
It is easy ft
. prd-Ie-get-at
ft 't i sfv
i RU5 (jetK-Jt
corns, and better
to remove them, be-
makes them come
-icL'. off Just like a banana peeL
ou can try to dig or drag out your
oils with a knife, or slice them
;th a ' bloody" razor, or use ban
' i$es and tape and wrap up your
,e into a package, but that s the
rBst.'.m.ronirh" sa infill. foolish!
. jy. Use 2 or 3 drops of "Qet-if ;
iat's the peaceful, sure, common-.
"nse way that never fafla. Ton t
-f ach the corn easily with the little !
rod in the cork of every
;?ts-If bottle. It does not hurt
e true flesh Try it, trot and
i.ile' It's a blessing; never falla
Gtfi-It " the only sure, guaranteed,
i-E-v-back corn-remoter, costs but
trtfie at any drug store.' Jfd by
: Lav. rence & Co.. Chicago. TIL
Amt Cora Pes. Oaf
mTOfi '"""""" """"" snujsamaiijniissi llimw j
The well dressed man usually gets an audience on his appearance
We specialize in producing and reproducing perfect personal apA
pearances, and we do this with Hirsh, Wickwlre Clothes.
Hirsh Wickwire Clothes are hand tailored. Cheap fabrics are
never used in their construction. Therefore, they always look better,
fit better and wear longer.
They have that extra "kick" that snap that pep demanded by
voung men, which are the characteristics of Sol L Berg's Overcoats.
These Overcoats have VALUE woven into the elbth value tai
lored into the garment value expressed by smartest style. ,
Underwear Demand "DUOFOLD"
The most perfect Winter Underwear.
FOR WARMTH Warm wool outside.
FOR COMFORT Soft cotton inside next to your skin.
FOR HEALTH The air space between.
BtsWssaAMa(en J mjUM
thivsrnted their credentials as fraternal
delegates from the El Paso MJms-
It! 41 I U.saa.U .-:. BOll VI kGai wew
vi ted to speak and they all explained
that they were sent there to get
closer to laboring people to get the
latters' viewpoint on problems con
fronting the people and in the spirit
of mutual helpfulness.
On the proposition to have a repre
sentation In the El Paso chamber of
commerce the vote by unions was dis
puted, but it stood eight to seven one
way or tne otner. it was voira io my
the question over until the first of 1 stated that president Wilson's offer
the ear. William T. Griffith spoke ; for a peaceful settlement of the dlf
very strongly in favor of the affllia- t ferences between the miners and op
tion and nronounced anv other view t eratora still was ones through acro
ss decidedly narrow minded. j
L W. Haskins. of New York, gen-
era! auditor of the Lnited Garment
workers of America, gave a rewew oi ; - j ttl. .resident name a
how organised Ubor nad helped the.jsof ,rWtratlo h ta sus
Likm Hates. Rested was not known here. rut it
J ,,T?r.i ,, ileof the I believed such a suggestion would
5.1f-JC2f.rS?-ori5an,li?L? IS! speedily come from them or from the
plained that he had been sent to El
Paso to- take charge of the Mexican
laundry girls strike and to try to er-
feet a settlement.
Mr. Griffith asked that the commit-
tee of the Central Labor union which
had not attended the telephone rate
hearing go and see the records of the
-ASZZSt, JS"..,??, ,1
. "... .J n. hh Lewis, of the muterr organization. r
i present rates or not. He smnrortsed J, t ...thtM:.
the snowing or tne ln-usate iw Wallace, legislative represen-
phone company as made at the hear- JflSV SnorsT who bad been
fug which concluded Monday, said he .J,' l tm t Lr whit ban
aad the other eotmcllmen and mayor H,!",?-oth
had inspected th. conditions under 7? hSadonarteri
wbch the 10 girl operators had off ISnMJM?hV settle
worked, and he pronounced them declined to FlJrt JSiS? laid a
IdeaL'' Mr. Orifflth Insisted that men. Some of tte essfc said a
the union s committee investigate and statement '"l''1,0""5"0! ;.etJP ex
report back to the central body, as So day by president Gompers or tne ex
desired that action in guiding him In ecutive council.
his off e jU duty as aa alderman in de- I There was nroflh discussion among
cidlng upon what rates to alio tne
telephone company.
Colorado SimnKS. Cojc. .'.'ova 11-
Charges of Inciting; a strike. In viola
lion of the state industrial law, were
dismissed against Luke Brennan and
Thomas Howells In a preliminary
("arlne Monday, which is the ft-st
test to be made of the Colorado anti
strike statute. Brennan is national
representative for district No. 15.
composed of Colorado. Wyoming
and New Mexico, and Howells is sec
retary of the local union.
Union Man To Gioe Up
Non-Union Sweetheart
rjoSEVIIXE. Calif, Nov. 11.
1. what will the unions do next?
This very natural query was pro
pounded here by Mrs. Madalln
Rogers, who declares that her son
has been informed by bis local
union that he would either have to
give up his non-union sweetheart,
who accepted employment as a
phone operator during the recent
strike, or else get out of the union
himself. A delegation from his lo
cal, declares the mother, waited on
him and Issued t!-e ultimatum.
The youth Is Silvera Rogers and
is serving an apprenticeship.
Gothing News For Hie Men
That Made Victory Possible
Orders Filled Promptly.
of the
Asks Miners and Operators
to Get Together on
a Scale.
(Centlnortf from Bare 1)
mated by railroad administration of
ficials at l.17.eo tons.
OMetala Relieved Br News.
Government officials bare received
with undisguised relief news of the
announcement in Indianapolis early
today that the executives of tne
United Mine Workers of America, had
voted to call .off the nation wide strike
of soft coaytnlners as directed by fed
era judge Anderson Just what the
next move would be could only be
conjectured earty today As late as
lftt nle-ht. attorney sreneral Palmer
tiatlon or arbitration.
whether the mine workers in
. their decision bad tn view a
I government.
I Laser Leaders Surprised,
ibor leaders here, who got their
i first word from Indianapolis through
dispatches, were distinctly sur-
',prixa by tbe turn of events. Frank
Morrl secretary of the American
FeDr,tion of Labor, Then told of the
' announcement by acting, prertdent
tmbor leaders as ts now tne miners
... , tfc action of
the Indianapolis conference In calltsc
off the strike. On of tbe spokesmen
for the union, said large numbers
probably would g back to work to
day and stay out tomorrow, while
many Idle today would work tomor
row. Mr. WnMaee thought there would
be no dHfteuHy now In negotiat
ing a new rfafie agreement with
the operators.
There was no statement from the
executive committee of tbe operators,
it being explained at committee bead
quarters that this would come from
Thomas T. Brewster, of St. Louis,
head of the scale ensmatttee.
Cabinet Holds Meeting.
President Wilson's cabinet met an
hour earlier than usual, so members
might be at the union station at noon
to greet the-ertaea of Wales as n ar
rival from Canada.
rv. Mai trik attnatlon was to be
wiscussed. but officials woutld not say
before tne mewing wmuin -ernnment
would volunteer its services
to adjust the dlfrK-ultlee between the
miners and operators.
Cabinet members plainly were
elated ly the news from Indianapolis.
i "That s fine tney , "-"-
course." said secretary Glass, when
told that thymine onion officials bad
I announced that the strike order would
; be rescinded ...
Secretary Wilson would not discuss
, the urike mtuation further than to
sav that It was the runction of the de
Senate Plan Would Have
Probers Suggest Way to
Prevent Other Tieups.
Washington. D. C, Nov. 1L Inves
tigation of the coal strike was pro
posed in a resolution introduced to
day by senator Jones, Republican.
Washington. The resolution was re
ferred to the senate labor committee,
which will determine whether an in
quiry is advisable. V
The resolution would give the com
mittee authority to suggest any meas
ures for federal action to prevent re
currence of similar strikes. Senator
Xorria, Republican, of Nebraska, said
the resolution also should be broad
enough to authorize investigation of
judge Anderson's injunction order.
partment of labor to offer to mediate
in all strikes.
Operators will Xegoliate.
Mr. Brewster, on his arrival here
today from St. Louis, declined to
comment on the settlement of the
"So" far as the operators are con
cerned, the situation is unchanged.
Brewster said. "We have always
been ready to resume negotiations
with the miners when the strike was
called off."
Mr. Brewster was In conference to
day with a number of operators, who
came here with him and later they
went to the office of fuel adminis
trator Garfield.
Tbe executive council of the Ameri
can Federation of Labor was to meet
this afternoon and it was said at
federation headquarters that no state
ment on the strike settlement would
be forthcoming In' advance of the
Gempers Raps Administration.
Abjuring loyalty to a "temporary"
administration which violates the
principles of democracy. Samuel
Compere, speaking for American labor
at a dinner given last night for dele
gates to the international federation
of trades unions, declared that "we
art) tied to no administration but we
are free men and propose to exercise
the freedom of our judgment."
Mr. Gompers told the representa
tives of labor that he did not believe
that a true understanding of the coal
miners' strike had reached tbe pres
ident because of his Illness
Responding to the Amer-can labor
leader's addrest, Leon Jouhaux. leader
of the French labor delegation to tbe
international labor conference, de
clared that "if the workers of the
United States need the assistance of
the workers of the other countries
they will get it." as he added, "fron
tiers cannot separate the interest of
workers and private interests cannot
separate workers."
(Contused trosi page 1.1
Llewellyn, vice president of district
Xo. 15. Cnited Mine Workers of
America, at 8 oclock this morning ta'd
he had not received notification from
Indianapolis of decision of internat
ional heads of the union to obey the
orders of the Cnited States district
Judge A. B. Anderson to rescind the
strike order.
Colorado Fuel .nd iron company
officials announced today that 59 ad
ditional men rep rted work at
the mines of thit o-i pany in the
Trinidad distrijt -hi morning.
8 Below at te. M.ut.
Helena, Mon', o H. He ther
mometer register2'i S telew xero at
Butte today and tbe i-nir-- state is
covered by a heavy snr-w -.. hich fell
yesterday and last nlfht. Zero tem
peratures were reported from many
parts of Montana. The cl sup- ly is
reported to be low through tne state.
Lincoln, Neb., Nov. 11. The snow
and wind storm In Nebraska, which
yesterday crippled train and tele
graph se.-vlce and found many com
munities facing fuel shortages, had
abated today.
Seattle, Wash.. Nov. 11. Kepresea-
t stives of tbe SC Washington locals!
of the United Mine Workers will meet1
an soon aa possible to make plans for ,
returning to work. Ernest Newsham,'
stats district secretary of the mine
workers, said here today.
What Tke CoalMiners Want And Why
Explanation Of The Strike Trouble
PITTSBCBG. Kan., Nov. 1L Tbe
thousands of coal miners in the
surrounding camps that make -up
this district are typical of the work
ers In the mining centers of the
southwest- The mode of living, the
working conditions and things In
general that affect the Industry are
practically the same here as In any
of tile fields.
The operators insist that to accede
to the demands of the union would
be calamity.
The miners are Just aa vehement
In asserting that the operators are
unjust in refusing the demand of the
Ilttsbsrg District a Sample.
To gain a comprehensive iea of
the demands of the strikers and tbe
conditions on November 1. the date
the general strike became effective,
the Pittsburg district is selected as a
representative example.
Under the agreement between the
operators and miners, effective until
the strike, top men. or outside labor
ers around mines, received a flat
rate of H.3t a day.
Inside laborers, such as track re
pairers, mule drivers and workers of
that general charaater, received a
Oat rate of ti a day.
Diggers, the men who work with
picks, were paid at a rate of $1.01 a
ton, plus "yardage." or the work in-1
enrred bv dirt falls In his "room.
The revenue derived by the digger,
however, is limited only, to a great
extent, bv his Individual effort, al
though miners are quick to point out
that a digger may at times incur
Nothing, Like 'Em
in corn flakes oLnl
Fblks who want good
thirvgt; to eat always
Court Approves Executive
Order of Officials End
ing Walkout.
(Genflnaed front pse 1)
presidents, and members of the execu
tive board and scale committee,
reached its decision at 4:10 this
morning and adjourned five minutes
later to reconvene at 2 oclock this
"Gentlemen, we Ttlll comply
with the mandate of the court.
We do It under 'protest. Vie are
Americans. We cannet fight oar
government. That Is all.1
This was the statement of John L.
Lewis, acting president of tbe mine
workers, announcing the decision, and
other members of tbe conference, ap
parently worn out by their long
hours of discussion, declined to add to
the statement of their chief and soon
The general committee bad been la
session since shortly after It oclock
yesterday morning, taking only brief
recesses for lunch and dinner. The
proceedings were interrupted during
the aftemoB. session by the appear
anos of United States marshal Mark
Stores and bis deputies, who served
23 of the officials with conies of the
temporary injunction, issued Saturday
and returnable December 1. The
writs In tbe restraining order were
made returnable November 20.
Holt Approaches Guarded.
Dnrteg the day approaches to the
entrances of th conference nail were
carefully guarded by a sergeant at
arms and during recesses a man re
mained on guard In the hall, but In
the later hours of the conference the
sergeant at arms disappeared.
The speeches st times were Impas
sioned and voices from the hall rose
above the hubbub of tbe hotel In
which too conference was held, but
only a word bow and then was dis
tinguishable. It is understood that
all phases of tbe Question were
argued and tbe effect various actions
might have on the organization en
tered into the -discussion, bnt, accord
ing to members, not a vote was taken
on any subject until the action early
today was decided upon.
Shortly before tbe conference ad
journed, president Lewis and William
Green, secretary treasurer, held a
long conference In the parlor of the
hotel. Developments after this con
ference came rapidly.
Opens "Way to XegetlattoB.
The recall of the strike order will
open the way Immediately for a re
sumption of the negotiations be
tween the miners and tbe operators,
as the operators have announced
that they would be ready to consider
a new wage agreement at any time
the strike order was withdrawn. It
Is also understood that tne question
of arbitration entered largely Into
the discussion tn the final stages of
the meeting, bat the miners' position
on this subject was not announced
early today. K
Tbe Question ef Just how many of
the coal miners' would obey the order
rescinding tbe strike Is problemati
cal. In some districts it was con
sidered that the resumption of work
would be general, while la other it
would be only partial and in some,
it was salA, tbe return would be very
We meeting was probably the
meat momentous ever held by
the miners' organisallen. If sat
the mast weighty ever esm
dueted by n labor organlsattosi
tn this country, for. In the view
of labor leaders. It was to de
termine whether an organlsattosi
would be forced by governmental
pressure through tke courts to
dlsrsmttsne a strike, when appar
ently all the members ef the
union were behind the wnlboat.
which was belnir conducted wMa
oat any farm of violence or dam
age to property.
Labor In general, as represented by
tbe executive committee of the
American Federation of Labor, had
offered its umruallfied support to the
miners in their strike, while obedi
ence er disobedience of a federal
court order kuf la the balance, and
this fact gave alaera representatives
woo javorea noraing oat an argu
ment which weighed heavily with
some of their eaUeeujnes.
On the other hand, the president's
designation of the strike as unlaw
ful, placed the enad workers tn tbe
position of defying the government of
tbe Cnited States, if they refused to
call off the strike and. aside from
many dirt falls and be forced, in
the course ef his work, to clean up
much debris. While he is paid sep
arately for that worlr. the miners
say diggers of; en are handicapped In
ibis way and their Income reduced at
such times.
Differ en Diggers' Earnings.
Estimates vary as to the Income of
an average digger Is a single day.
Miners fix the amount between i
and JS -Operators' representatives
assert the average digger can realise
as high as ilv aad more on a single
day. Of tbe 31.01 a ton paid diggers,
the nten must furnish their own
blasting materials, such as powder,
dynamite cans and fuses, and. in ad
dition, pay for sharpening toots. The
amount deducted by reason of those
expenses Is estimated variously. A
representative of tbe operators fixed
the amount at 14 cents on each ton.
while the miners' estimate increased
the figure materially.
The one big thing that enters Into
the ability of the miner to make
money, and one of the principal
points in the present controversy, la
the element of time, or the days a
man can work each week. The mines
cannot operate unless there Is a de
mand for coal. Miners estimate they
did not average more than 150 dats
isst year. An operators' representa
tive, however, asserted that 204 days
would be a conservative estimate.
Another operator said the average
was 2S.
"What the Miners Demand.
Now the miners demand a CD per
cent increase to all classifications of
day labor, on all coal mined by tbe
ton, on all yardage, entray driving
and dead work Incidental to the re
moval of coal. In- addition the men
demand a C-hour day and a 5-dav
week. Time and one-half for all
overtime and double time for holi
days and Sundays Is asked. Under
that demand. If granted, the men
would have two days' rest each
week. With reference to the pro
posed shorter working day and the
-day week, the miners explain that
it Is to equalise the work throughout
the year instead of having It of s
seasonal character as it nnw Is. The
men assert they would rather work
five days each week of the year thin
two davs each week at certain pe
riods and s at others.
The operators say such a demand is
Impracticable and irapnsiMe. de
claring they cannot operate tp
mines when there is no demand 'or
he product, as in sumner mnntb
Coal, the operators asert. cannot Hp
stored sti'oce?sullv at the mines for
an- lensrth of time, ni'le f-om that,
it Is said great storage f -c:' i'
would have to be contrurteT their
cost would be tremendous and
eventually wonid fcave to be tated
I'nst the consumer.
Tn answer to the oronosal of te
miners re'atlre to the s'm-t.v Tvn-t,-
nir d-v am week the i n fii
r-e miners then W'M oil- r,-.-urn 'o-f-p
np-eace,i nay demaMp'! '". imi'rs
Ortkf a poeael of (bat
geed Merrttt'i
Crows Brand Baiter,
oa tale Wednesday, 73c
Kraft Cheese in Tins
Kraft Cheee it Backed is setied ik sans aad k ?sarsjsjel is keep m tmj efiate awtn epeaed. We
have it k eifwt Mitres varieties: (kmasbett, Cktf, Kraft, Librstr, FmM-to, AaerieaH RaHie.
fort, prepared Rarest aai AencaR Switc Y wg tte t-k cJe-dswe a few Tuiefa w year
order tomorrow.
Standard Stores and Markets
All Over Town One in Your NdiborhooiJ
the consequences attaching to dis
obedience of tne federal court order,
many were adverse to considering
anything which could be construed as
lack of Americanism. I
Xlaers WHI Appeal Case.
Although delegates to the meeting
of the miners were pledged to se
crecy as to details of the proceed
ings durmg their protracted sessions,
it was learned from a well authenti
cated source that there was bitter
opposition to compliance with tbe
court order. One of the most compli
cating features of the sttotion. It was
stated, was tbe action of the execu
tive council of the American Federa
tion of Labor In Washington in de
claring its support of the miners'
strike, the federation council's state
ment being used by some as an argu
ment against calling off tbe strike.
Mr. Grant, of she miners' counsel,
said that a complete record of tbe
injunction proceedings were expected
today, and that preparation of tbe
miners' sppeal to the United States
court of appeals tn Chicago woul.l
be given at once. He said the appeal
would be filed within two days.
Lewis WtthOTt InvttsOSnv
John L. Lewi, acting president of
the mine workers, declared this af
ternoon that up to 3 p. a. he had re
ceived no invitation from secretary
of labor Wilson for a conference wits
operators next Friday.
Mr Lewis said the miners always
had been willing to meet the oper
ators, but declined to comment
J Bismarck, N. IX, Kot. 11. North
i Dakota lignite coal mine operators
have until 9 oclock p. m. today to
reach an agreemeat with lS-M trik-
Inst miners in -to Is state or tne state
wit) take over operatieBn of eta mines.
Tbis was the altttnattn. Issued to tbe
operators by goremor Fraxter last
night, with the state in the grip of
one of the worst blixxards in many
years. The miner, demand a? CO per
cent increase in wages.
Only One BRMO QVINsttte"
To set the ffesuine, call for fall
Thlrtci Tannic fnr etiarnaYiirA nt K W.
GROVE. Cures a Cold in One Day. 36c
For That CHILLY Feetloc
Take Grove's Tasteless CHILL Tonic.
It Warms tbe Body by Purifying and
Enriching: the EUV.! 'n can soon
feel its Strengthening, Invigorating
Effect. Price c Adv.
Warm, all wool, me
dium and long lengths,
A guaranteed saving of
from $10 to $15 on
each coat.
"Walk a Block and Save the
The Berg Co.
304 East Overland St
Mannfaetarers of Sft Drinks
Safe guard tta-ir check transactions
through the use of REGISTERED
Hotel KWg
a Pssa 1x
Pa. 4S4S
-Better be
Safe than
eerr ."
Triw.cn the
B vr eoteblndSt. B
Published tv "(.' p:
), Uo.
O.r .'i 'i r.'.rr
1 lb. can Seal Brand Coffee, per lb. . .. 86c
2 lb. can Seal Brand Coffee, per can $L25
5 lb. can Seal Brand Coffee, per can $3.15
1 lb. can Crusade Coffee, per can 60c
3 lb. can Crusade Coffee, per can $L76
1 lb. carton Anchor Brand Coffee, per carton 56c
5 lb. Extra Fancy California Burbank Pota
toes for 25c
Cranberries, new shipment, per qt 14c
Florida Grape Fruit, large siae, each 12c
Fancy White Cauliflower, per lb 17c
Made in El Paso
-Proud Of It
Visit our Booth at the "Made in El Paso" Expo
sition. We also suggest that you order a sack of
Cream of Wheat Flour this week and see for your
self why We are so proud of it.
Forbes Grocery
Ph. 2381. 2398 Piedrat St
I w3i Utftr Weekettkr:
1 lb. Wide Hoax Ceffee. .55c
12 casj Dessasr
Temtses $1.75
18 lbs. Pirate Besjbi 75c
3 pkrs. Fawt Macaresi,
SfAgeetti er YmktK, 25c
The Butter
That Stands,
First Prize Dallas Fair
Sanitary Farm Better has just takes first prize at the Dallas State
Fair (Exhibit He. 16). Oar Batter also took the foUewiag medals
First prize at Utiaois State Fair, 1913; silver medal at Chicago Na
tional Dairy Show, 1914, sad asm 1917.
"The Brtter that will also stand your test"
Hot and Cc!d Lunches, Cottage Cheese, MUk. Cream and DeUcaUuen.
Dairy Products
404 San Antonio. Ph. 3s27.
First Matl BMj,
B Pus,
1 .BP

xml | txt