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Clojth_ing Strike Policeman Makes Confession
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H Ml N».M. Con. No. lit. CHICAGO ILLINOIS, NOVEMBER 13. 1»15 Ono Dollar a Yoor, Slnflo Coploo I Coni*
Rich Ore
On Strike
.. . .
Tried for Years in the
Mountains in Search
of Wealth
Spolune, Waah., Not. Mra. The
•aaa Jamea, after yean of toil on the
part of her late huahand, and her own
part, against many obatarlea, ha*
■ade a strike in the Coeur d'Alene*
mining district, whirh is worth mil
lions of dollars.
The property is on Sunset peak near
the Hercules and Interstate Callahan
mines, whirh now arc yielding hun
dreds thousands of dollar* annual
ly* Sh* recently refused a cash offer
Of Callahan and W. A. Clark of Mon
tana of <100.000 for the claim. She
llrmly believes that at the end of an
other 60 feet of tunnel ahe will be in
■ body of rich ore like that whirh it
boing taken out of the Interstate Cal
Wian property at this time
She Coat rots
! Mrs. James incorporated the St.
James Mining Co., the majority of
Mark of which she still holds, after
hiving to let some of it go in order
to have funds for preliminary work
in reaching the ore. Her husband
died November 16, 1912, leaving her
a widow with two rhildren, and a
•mall residence in Spokane in addi
tion to the mine prospect on which
be hail spent several of the beat years
of hit life. With remarkable grit she
■*"t to the mine and took personal
charge of the preliminary work, she
herself working with pick and shovel
with the few men ahe had means to
employ. This was in the eummer of
>•1-1. All the time ahe could spare
•he hat given in this way. l-asl sum
nwr her oldest child, a boy of 17 years,
•pent his vacation day* helping her
•t the mine. After working in the
mine most of the d«y. she would cook
the grub for the men and look after
•he shack in whirh she boarded them,
■•ward la la Time.
"It haa been an uphill job, but we
•re in sight of one of the richest ore
bodies ever uncovered in Coeur
d’Alenee," she said. Asked why, under
•he circumstances, ahe was not con
tent to take <100,000 cash for the
claim, she replied that she saw no
reason why she should quit with that
amount when doubtless millions of
dollars are practically in sight for hcr
aslf and her two rhildren.
Wilkes-Barre, Ps.—Miner* in the
anthracite district of this state ob
served “Mitchell day” in honor of the
termination of the strike in this sec
tion conducted by John Mitchell, then
' president of the United Mine Work
are of America.
His Private Cars lire Al
ways Manned by Fill
Quota si Men
Jersey City, N. J., Nov. 11.—The
startling rwalatiow that the president
of the Pennsylvania railroad is per
sonally in favor of the Fall Crew Law
for all practical purposes relating to
himself, and that private officials
cause $350,000 a year to be spent of
the railroad's money on their private
car*, marked an assertion of Francis
P. Boland, at present a member of the
New Jersey legislature, in a debate at
Jersey City recently on the Full Crew
Representative Boland stated that
President Rea of the Pennsylvania
railroad, on March 5, while traveling
from New York to Washington, was
safeguarded by a crew of seven train
men outside of the engineer and fire
man. Boland further charged the
Pennsylvania railroad with carrying
on a campaign of misrepresentation
and untruth to deceive the public and
poison their minds against the laws
that the railroad men have been in
strumental in having inaugurated for
the purpose of safeguarding the
traveling public.
The Private Tram.
If the private train carrying Pres
ident Kea of the Pennsylvania rail
road necessitates seven hrakemen to
insure its safety over the road, a reg
ular passenger train rarrying from
500 to 700 pamaengers should be en
titled to the same protection against
impending dangers, said Representa
tive Boland in his address to the New
Jeraey legislature on the Full Clew
Bill that the railroads are trying to
have repealed in this state.
The time has come when the public
must co-operate with the railroad em
ployes, and regulate the movement of
trains with that protection that guar
antees the elimination of unnecessary
wrecks and deaths to those who are
forred by necessity to employ the rail
road* as a conveying medium of trans
portation. and that which is equally
important, the safeguarding of the
railroad employe*.
Baltimore, MJ., Nov. 12.—The
strike of the members of the Machin
ists' I'nion is still on at the Diet rick
4k Harvey plant of the Bethlehem
Steel Company, although Business
Agent Hayes stated this past week
that there were rumors in the sir of
the local management making over
tures towards • settlement. The com
pany has made no attempt to fill the
places of the men and everything is
being conducted in a quiet and peace
ful manner. Fifty of the striking ma
chinists have been placed in other
shops, where union conditions prevail.
Mayor Gurley Unable to
Settle the Freight
Boston. Mass.. Nov. 11.—Sentiment
in favor of a general transportation
strike in Boston was expressed by la
bor leaders after a conference in
Mayor Curley's office between repre
sentatives of the striking freight
handlers of the Boston A Maine, Bos
ton A Albany and the New York, New
Haven A Hartford railroads and vari
ous interests involved had failed to
result In any agreement. The only
concession made by the companies, it
was understood, was that they would
receive committees representing the
Efforts to have the companies agree
to submit the demands of the freight
handlers for more pay and shorter
! hours to arbitration and allow the men
| to return to work pending the award
of an arbitration hoard were unsuc
cessful. - '
Hartford. Conn., Nov. 11.— Agita
lion for the eight hour day has re
sulted in the orgamiation of thou
sands of working men and women in
Hartford. Seven manufacturing es
tahlishmeiits which refused tu grant
the eight hour day and other demands
are partially tied up by strikes
Strikes are on at the Colt Patent Fire
Arms Company, Pratt A Whitney Co.,
Hart A liegeman. Taylor A Fenn
Manufacturing Co., Rhodes Manufac
turing Company. Capewell Horae Nail
Company and the Arrow Electric
Company In addition to the eight
hour day. the strikers demand time
ami a half for overtime and double
pay on Sundays and holidays.
New York, Nov. 10.—Mo Idem' help
ers of the Taylor Iron Foundry,
Morgan avenue, Hrooklyn, went on
■trike for an increase in wages of 25
rents a day, time and a half for over
time ami the right to have a union.
There are about sixty strikers. The
men have applied to the Molders'
Union for organisers.
A committee of five from the strik
ers went to see Mr. Taylor, the pres
ident of the company, about a settle
ment, but he showed them to the door,
saying he would have fifty strike
breakers this morning, fifty tomorrow
morning and fifty more the next day
to take their places.
Ml Die Hast Furnaces in
PHtstarah District
in Operation
Duluth. Minn.. Nov. 12.—"Wo arc
ready to mako^otool now."
Such waa the Information given out
by on official of the Duluth (teel plant.
While everything ia ready aa far as
the ateel making process ia con
cerned, steel will not be made until
pig iron con be turned out by the blast
furnace. Delay in getting parts of
machinery for the furnace ia now the
only thing that is holding up the man
ufacture of the first ateel to be made
in the state.
One of the open hearth furnaces ia
ready for steel making. Another fur
nace is nearly complete and is now
being given its basic lining, while gas
was turned onto the third of these
furnaces yesterday. Workmen also
started tires in three others yesterday
afternoon and the seventh furnace
will prohuhly he lighted early ne*t
Seven Furnaces Running.
There are seven furnaces so far
built in the open hearth furnace build
ing Three other* will be built this
coming winter and probably lie ready
for use before February I. Kacli of
(he furnaces that have been built so
fai has a capacity of seventy-five
tons at each heat The process ,|f
converting the iron into steel will
take from four to eight hours when
using the molten metal, and from ten
to eighteen hours when cold pig is
"We are ready to make the steel
now, but have to wait for the ma
terial to be produced from the blast
furnace," said the official. “Steel can
hr made from cold pig iron if we have
the pig. hut this material is just now
in great tlemand and furnace*
throughout the country have disposed
of their product for some time to
Booming at Pittsburgh.
All the big blast furnaces arv in
operation, pouring out molten iron
day and night, while the new open
hearth furnaces are making records.
The steel industry in the Monnnguhela
valley never had a brighter outlook
At Homestead. Dui|Uesne, Carrie fur
naces, wire mills at Kraddock and
Kankin and other steel plant* are
working night and day on various nr
ders, many of which are for the war
ring nation* of Kurope
Illinois Mills Runoing.
Illinois with its great iron and steel
mills, including (iary. Indiana Harbor.
Joliet, ami Fast St. Ijoui*. are being
operated at full capacity and most of
them are behind on their orders.
The Furopean war, an increasing
demand for railroad steel and other
equipment and building operations are
keeping the mills busy. There is an
especially heavy demand for barbed
wire by battling belligerent*.
- I ———
Strike Breaker tor Lamb
5 Co. Tells Inside
Story o( Strike
HI.. Nov. 11.—Wrn A.
t'unnea. attorney for the Amalgamat
ed Garment Worker*, took to State'i
Attorney Hoyne the iwom •tatement
of David Roy Maateraon, better luiAvn
aa “Rat" Maeteraon, chief of apecial
police and head of aluggera for launm
A Co. and four other garment thopa
where atrike ia on.
Among allegation, of Maateraon
are theae
Thai city policemen are paid caah
every da) for the work they do in the
intercut of garment boaaea.
That the city police and the apecial
police taluggera) work hand in hand
and when the aluggera want to beat
up atnkera the city police try to he
conveniently abaent.
That the .lugging of l>eputy Cor
oner Hermann was a frame-up put
through b> a picked crew headed by
one Ab<- kati.
That tli** throwing of beer bottle*
through window* of strikebreaker**
home ha* been done by wrecking
crew* from the IV J Harding Detec
1 live A gene).
Thai A. H Lamm, t lothing bo**,
personally instructed slugger* how tc
frame insult* to girl* and women
picket* to drive them off.
That two city detective*, one
named Sloier. rent a city police auto
mobile for $2o a day to Martin Isaacs,
attorney for the garment Intsse*. and
this i* •>**> money** that seems to
go somewhere higher up in the poliee
That the beating of a sinker, Wax
man, wa* by preaiangement. the
city police withdrawing while the
slugger* gave Wax man hi* trim
Telling Hia Story.
Ma*ter*on i* 2H, ha* had nine yearn
at the game of strikebreaking, and i*
telling hi* story because one of the
garment bonne* held out money on
him ami split it with city police. He
i* a nephew of "Hat*' Masterson, the
noted sporting writer, crack shot and
western gunman. On September 27
he went to work for the I'. J. Harding
Detective Agency, wa* detailed to
I a mm & to.. H44 West Jackson boule
vard, in charge of 19 special police
or slugger* at l^amm's, tlreat Western
Tailoring Co., Ureal Central Tailoring
| to.. Monarch Tailoring Co. and the
United States Tailoring Co., all in the
neighborhood of lamm’s. On Septem
ber HO he was sworn in as a special
policeman of the city of Chicago and
given a star and permit to carry a
Fiw Thousad More Men to
m_:i_m a-1
501X6 I
Pittsburgh, Pa, Nov. •• 1 -»—
of SOO awchiaista who left the Jmps
of tho Weetinghouee Machine Com
poor *■* Tanadar. *kaea they was*
am ployed aa It-tneh Julia, to aafaaea
their demands for tacraaaad wagon,
made public the propeaftioa they had
preaented to the management.
On one section of shells they tave
been paid $1J0; for this they aak
12 *8; for another section 81-10, far
which they aak $1.80, and far anrthtr
section 80 cents, for which they aak
$1.30. The strikers loft the plant
without waiting to hear the company's
answer, giving the ultima turn that un
less the new aeale waa granted they
would call out approximately 5,000
men engaged in the making of muni
tions in the East Pittsburgh district
All departments of the plant are in
operation except the big shell section,
and while the strikers gathered about
the shops there waa no disorder.
mm ouncm of
Butte, Mont., Nov. 9.—Former
Mayor Duncan appeared before the
police magistrate on a charge of reck
less driving of an automobile and
running down a Chinaman. The for
mer mayor pleaded not guilty, but ex
plained his plea by atating that he
was a green hand at running an au
tomobile and waa just learning to op
erate the machine.
Mr. Duncan explained that it was
his first public effort in running an
automobile, and when the Chinaman
got in the road he couldn't stop the
machine before the collision took
Judge Wbitty lectured him about
venturing into a crowded street until
he was familiar with the machinery
and said it was lucky toe Chinaman
wasn't badly injured. Former Mayor
Duncan agrees) with the court and
declared that he hail gamed wiadom
with es|>crirnre.
Officer Clifford testified that Mayor
Duncan was running his machine
within the speed limit and said the
injuries to the iTiinaman were alight.
Judge Whitty dismisses) the raae.
San Franciaco.—By a referendum
’ vote painters in this city and vicinity
S work but five days a week, begtn
I mng N'ovemlier 1. No work will be
ilsme sin Saturdays and pay day will
! l>e on Friday evenings. The new rule
will be in effect until Mars h 81, 1916.
Esjuaiixation of work during the dull
i winter months is the purpsw of this
1 plan.
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Kecepoon oy mub
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Wtthee-Benu, Niv* 1$ Am
mm wounded by Meta from the im
ported atriMtatken was tha mw
street car drfht aMutka A crowd
congregated ia frari of the power
House. Seem af the ema iaaUe be
gan firing, with a result that two mm
are known to ham been waaaded.
William Heaariga
Main street eaetehe
in the ekeulder and
of 62 Lehigh street
wound. Bertiam w
’ oualy injured. Beth had I
i escape from being laertaOy
Bertram is employed at ti
Iron Works and was ea hie i
: from lunch and was a Ml
from the power hone* when dot
Hennigsn was wounded ia the arm
by a bullet, which came through aae
of the windows of the power heaeo.
Horace for PnMea
Chief of Police Roberto went to
Dallas and secured fifty horses to he
used for mounted policemen. It Is
, the chief's plan to mount this aum
brr of men and hams them aonilahia
for duty in any part of the city.
The swearing in of an many astro
men, feeding them, and the Ulhg ef
horses ia coating the city a large sum
of money. It ia eatimatod that the
| cost is $500 a day. Each eaaa ia paM
$2-50 a day. At thia rate the ta
pe nee is $3,500 per week.
An amusing incident occurred an
the Carry avenue line, near the Old
I duties' Home. The conductor got off
of the car to turn the signal light
and before he could got on again, the
inotorman started out without him.
He finally jumped on a p—f‘Hf jitaey
and caught up with the car and be
gun to quarrel with the metanaaa.
Finally words came to hlawe ead it
required a police man to atop the fighL
Several men stated that they lad
seen a strikebreaker thrown into the
river from the Market street bridge.
The strikebreaker left his car and
tried to escape. He was caught, and
ready hands lifter! him over the bridge
rail. In a minute he was dropped
into the water below.
Policeman Williams was thrown off
his feet and as he fell some one
kicked him in the back of the head.
His club fell in one direction and hi*
hat in another. He Anally regained
| his feet and escaped
An attack was mad* on the head
quarters of the strikebreaker*. Sev
eral hundred forced their way into
I the Mitin street ear bam, where the
men were quartered. Rumor* were
afloat that three men had been killed
(Continued oa page 3.)
I Boston Labor Unions May Call a General Strike

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