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ilitia to Use Machine Guns In West Virginia National News __A CLEARING HOUSE FOR IMPORTANT NEWS____ l No- **■ N<*' '**• CHICAGO ILLINOIS, NOVEMBER M, HIS Ona Dollar a Yaar, Simla Capiat I Canto ■Walsh Chai rman of New Commission ■ f . - - p ':iMHg^ ■■hi nn nx m m m m ank wbkm an na na an an ■All C. & E. I. R. R. Men Have Federated ULL EMPLOYES lmc.5E.i. I FEDERATED nasportatidn and Shop ■ Hen Joined in One B Organization pEDSmTsYSIEM DiBTille, III., No*. lit.—Following Mrs* days' session in the Trades ■ Labor Council rooms. East Main ■ riwst, representatives from a dosen j9 ■Broad organisations have completed H |bs* for a co-operation of the va il Haas unions of the C. A E. I. It is H Ms (Iret undertaking of its kind in the ■ wastry, and rovers the entire C. A ■ M L system. i|f IV co operation is the realisation ■ M a dream of long standing among ■ ^aaised men of the various rail ■ MAa it is a movement that will, it ■ N ■■interned by union men, be of the f| •■■Ust help in bringing about better ^■•■Mtions in connection with their ^■■■Vciive trades. Under the co-op movement there will in- a co •■ative hoard which will consist of ■ Ms different general committees of | Ms brotherhoods, and in this board I will be vested the right to make and ■ M*erpnt contracts, rules, rates and I *srkmg agreements for the different | branches of the train service and me I M*niral departments. I New Movement. ■ Herein lies the strength of the new 9 ■•vement. In the event that any or H ■usation finds it necessary to re ■ Mrt to stronger and more stringent ■••■ns to accomplish an end than it BlSSaesaes, that organisation can enlist B*» siii of the co-operative boanl, ■NMch will consider the grievance, and ■ upon it aa it aees fit, having hack I* it the strength of the entire body ■•f railroad orgaaiaationa. R TV proposition for co-operation on BN* C. A E. I. was submitted to a ^PKe of the members of eacli of the ^Bgani sat ions included in tfie new Btovement. Two-thirds of the mam ■trs of each organisation voted to go Bto it, a fart that came aomewhat as ■ surprise to some, who did not hold ■be belief that the movement, oeing ■» new, would be grapeed so quickly. ■ Uader the new movement the C. A HL I. stands the first railroad in the ■•entry to bo covered by it. For ■JSeaks chairmen of the different ■ Mona have worked long and faith ■ felly planning for the launrhir.g of ■•Mat promises to be an epoch in the Ms Bald of the C. A E. I. It will ■••er the entire system and hand the ■•laniiationa together in s way that other movement could. Bethlehem Steel Machine Shop Is Wrecked by Fire Blaze Started In a Pit of ~ Oil From a Spark of Electric Bulb LOSS IS VERY HEAVY South Bethlehem, Pa., Nov. 18_ That the loaa, caused by the Are which destroyed No. 4 machine shop of the Bethlehem Steel Co. will total a mil lion dollars and probably more, was believed this afternoon. Officials of the company would not make any statement as to the exact loaa The building, in which 2,100 men were employed, was used for the manufacture of guns for this govern msat and England. . The Are was caused by an explosion following the short circuiting of elec tric wires, a spark from which ignited a pit of oil. The building was completely gutted. In this building are manufactured guns of various calibsua Munitions for the allies and machin ery worth several million dollars in the building were badly damaged. The Are started in what is known as the boring mill section and spread with such rapidity the entire Are Aghting force of the steel works and departments from four neighboring boroughs were called out. Only the skeleton of the building is standing. Starts in Oil Pit. Starting in a pit of oil from a spark following the explosion of an electric light bulb, it is said Are early this morning destroyed the large four story machine shop. No. 4, of the Bethlehem Steel Co. This building was recently rebuilt, expanded and equipped at a cost of £1,000,000. The building is given over to the manufacture of guns of various cali bre for this government and England. In the plant at the time the Are Start ed were said to be 800 guns and 160 were cased ready for shipment. The value of the material is in the j neighborhood of about 91,000,000. There were employe*! in the build ing 2,100 men, 100 on the night ahift. There was no loss of life as far as is known, although several workmen had narrow escapes by leaping from upper stories. 50ULD if AFTER THE STERN PACIFIC — San Francisco, Nov. 17.—It is said lere that George J. Could, E. T. leffery and A. Holland, banking ■yndicate, are to bid for the Western I’acific road at its approaching auction >ale to bankers and railroad men here rhe removal of B. F. Rush from the presidency of the Denver A Rio irainle road means one of two things, i desire on the part of the Could fam ly and the Holland bankers to try O save the $40,000,000 the Rio Grande Mit into the Western PaciAc or to free he Kio Grande from the control of he Missouri PaciAc, of which Mr Hush is still president. It is said that Mr. Gould ami Mr. Jeffery, who is -hairman of the hoard of directors of he Rio Grande, desire to keep the ‘astern gateway of the Western Pa :iAc at Denver open to the Burlington xnd Rock Island roads, the rompeti or* of the Missouri PaciAc. 10 BE l iida Training to Shoot for Coming Goal Trouble MIsW SUFFER Huntington, W. Vo., Nov. It.— When another big strike in the coal mime comes, the West Virginia Na tional Guard will bo prepared to shoot down the striker* with the moat ef fective machine guns. Sons of rich men of Huntington have organised a machine gun company, which will bo part of the militia. Major H. H. Rice, who haa gained considerable notoriety as a labor-hating officer of the Na tional Guard, will command the soldiers. The organisation of this machiae gun contingent is in Ah with a move of industrial corporations throughout the nation to All the ranks of the State militia with machine gun com panies. For publication the officers of the mills and mines say they are aid ing the militia "for national defense," but labor men here say the machine guns will br turned against the work ers at the first opportunity. TOO Ml! UWS SAYS STATE SECRETARY Cincinnati, O., Nov. 18.—At confer ence of secretaries of state In Cin cinnati, i. T. Botkin, Kansas aacre tary of state, urged centralisation and simplification of state government and elimination of numerous boards, “which," he said, “govern, inspect, su pervise, regulate and control the in dividual from the cradle to the gravw" Beginning with l& or 20 years ago, he said, many legislatures entered up on an era he termed “legislative ad venture," with the result that we have a aeries of laws "which, in their ram iAcalions, reach out and embrace practically every subject, from the regulation of women's hatpins to the supervision and control of our most gigantic commercial concerns.” To administer these laws, he said, an un wieldly and unnecessary system has grown up in most states, and with it has come a multitude of more or less useless boards and commissions, su pervisorx, inspectors, departments and bureaus. Many of the things being regulated by law need regulating, but many of them are matters of educa tion and should be solved in the home, the school and other institutions, he said. The net profit of the Panama Pa cific Exposition on last Friday was tl.410.87X The total income of the expoaition to October 31 waa $6,048, 129 and the expense of operating ag gregates $4.637286. Fort Wayne Strike May Be Settled by Gov. Ralston 0 Conciliation doard to Make Investigation of Strike MAY CALL GEM. STRIKE Fort Wayne, Ind., 'Nov. 18.—An other conference of the conciliation committee af business. men, appointed by Governor Samuel M. Ralston to attempt to settle Urn Or strike, aad a committee Area the striking car men’s organisation' and Feet Wayne Fed eration of 1 shir will he held today. This is the second conference between the business assn's esmmittee and la bor rspreosntaUvee, and it ie tho^kt ■on. prugrues is bshig made la ths present csuMosoHff although' afl work of the committee has been hept secret. A conference between the commission named by G overuse Ral ston and traction officials is expected today, it is said. The strike started six weeks ego this morning. Several unsuccessful attempts at settlement have been made, and all are hopeful that the work of the new commission will be successful. “Every union organisation in the I'm ted States will be asked to assist in the trouble here if necessary,“ de clared Clayton H. Johnson, in charge of the street car men’s strike, recently. “It it is going to be a light to the finish we will be prepared. We are anxious for a settlement, how ever, and will do nothing to embarrass the conciliation committee appointed by the governor.” Governor’s Committee. In the event no settlement is ef fected by the governor’s committee it is aot at all improbable that union organisations in other cities will be asked to lend a helping hand. Starting sis week* ago Monday, the strike of the car men is no nearer act tlement than it wa* the first day the men refused to take out the cars. Some progress is being made by the conciliation committee, but the mem bers are first acquainting themselves with both sides of the controversy be fore making any definite move for a settlement. Another meeting of the committee was scheduled for Monday and these conferences will probably continue daily until something deft nits has been determined. An important meeting of the Fed eration of Labor will be held Monday evening in Harmony hall when the greater part of the time will be de voted to the strike situation. BI6 MILLS IN BADE! IU TOpPER Baltimore, Md., Nov. 18.—The Southern Aluminum Company of Ratlin, N. C., controlled by French capitalists, who, prior to the war. were building a* rapidly a* possible a plant to coat $10,000,000, but upon which work ha* been stopped since the war, will be taken over by the Aluminum Company of America. Pittsburgh. Pa., anti a much larger plant built than even the French capitalist* ha.I under construction. This will be onr of the most import ant industrial enterprises in the entire South, requiring several thousand skilled laborer* and putting the South to the forefront in the production of aluminum. mu BOARD New Industrial Relation Body Formed at Raw York FVR TRUUM LABOR * w New York, N. Y.. Nov. It.—Chair man Frank P. Walah of the Uaitad State* Commiaaion on Industrial Re lation*. the three “labor” msrabsr* of that commiaaion, and other* active in industrial reform projects mat hare and organised ”The Industrial Rela tions Committee.” Its object, it was stated, is to continue the work of tho federal commission and to urge upon Congress the adoption of the recom mendations contained in ths so-called “Walah” or “Manly” report. The committee will open headquar ters in Washington at one* and will carry on an active campaign during the coming year, it was an nouncod. Chairman Walah, in a statement for the committee, made it clear that the committee's primary object will be to support organised labor, chiefly by "removing governmental obstacles to the effort* of the wage earners, and insisting that wage earners and their representative# hnve a fair ami) free field." Seven of the twelve members of the new committee are labor leaders. The others are Chairman Walah, Amos R K. Pinchot, Immigration Commission er Frederic C. Howe, Bishop C. I>. Williams of the Episcopal Diocese of Detroit, and Dante Barton, a Kansas City newspaper mar PENNSYLVANIA TO PAY FOR ITS PRISON LABOR Harnsbuig. Pa.. Nov. 18.- -The Pennsylvania stale prison labor board, created by the last legislature, to su pervise the work of prisoners in state penal and reformatory institution* ha* now been organised Under the law the board ia given an appropriation of 175.000 for pur chase of machinery and supplies for establishment of the system. The office will he lorated in Philadelphia. The supplies are to be sold only to state institutions, and prisoners are to be paid from 10 cents to 50 cents per day. Three fourth* of the proceeds of la bor are to be retained for relief of dependents of prisoners, and where there are no dependents, to be put to the credit of the prisoners. When re leased one-third of money to the credit of prisoners it to be paid, one third three months later, and one third aii months later. Railroad Men to Postpone Demand for More Money Will Walt Until April to Present Mew Wage Agreement TO ASK EIGHT HOURS Chicago. HU Nov. II—Tho Aw Mg railway brotherhoods will net pro— their demand* on tho railroad* of tho West for an right-hoar day for yard men and an incraaso to wagoa and bettar working condition! tor mm to the train atrviea until after April 1, according to report* flam th* Mat, whan union mooting* of tho truha i* Imid up until April, the Aw «r ganiiatian* will wart togothar. At ■ meeting of th* brotherhoods at Boaton, official* of th* Aw railway brotherhood* announced a country wide movement tor an eight-hour day for th* yardmen and an inciunan far the trainmen. The oatetnndtog fea ture of the movement is tho Joining at the Order of Railway Tvlagrmpharo with the conductors, engineer*, Are men and trainmen. GOLD MJ66ETS FDUN IN LEWS TRAIL Martinet, Cal., Nov. 1A—A tiny, terrified liaard, nnmioua to rarapr pursuit, waa today the direct eaua* <>f the discovery of a cache of gold coin and nuggets, apparently buried in th* foothills many year* ago, by some early miner who died without diacloo ing hie hoard. The treasure is esti mated at about 81,000, and waa found by (Ieorge MacKeniie, nine-year-old •on of Superior Judge A. B. Mac Kenxie. who was pursuing the liaard, which ran into a hole where the money and nuggets were hidden. More than 1600 wss in 800 gold pieces of the late of 1862 According to Judge MacKeniie, who accompanied his son to the hiding place the wealth was originally bunt-l in . tin .an. whirh hail rusted away. The coin* Were without the customary “In Cod We Trust" motto, and wre be lieved to lie worth considerably more than their mint value, according to coin collector*. FIVE MILLION TO BE SPENT AT_S0. CHICAGO New York, .. Nov. 18.—About 85,000,000 w*’ oe spent in the neat •i* months in making the plant of the Illinois Steel Company in South Chicago the largest open-hearth mill in the country for the manufacture of iteel rails. Rail mill No. 1, which wa» the biggest Bessemer steel plant in the United States, will be con verted into an open-hearth plant and its capacity nearly doubled. Rail mill No. 2, constructed to increase the pro duction of Bessemer rails, also will he converted into an open hearth sys tem. STATE TROOPS AT WILKES V Street Car Ql UoaUt lo Operate Gars OuiqMe mmtmm The troopers Ml I’stMdb at »:4* ! *• m. by spatial trala and arrived «| this city at It: 45. They waa* to charge at Captain Wflhsim, wha man in farmar ■ember at Treap Bad Wyoasiag. Th* rsnstahalary gseial train aaa sisted at t«s hat** ears aad a has* reach carrying th* fsrtp-fsar men »nd the captain. AO th* traapars war* gras* Imtmati aad there ia fall saddb aqaipsnaaL Captain WUhatm •-“—‘y apaa arrival of the trap weal ever t* Sheriff haiffea’s heaaa. whkh la la* rated near whare they dstralaad Th* sheriff returned with th* faptala ta the troop and preparation* war* at once made for th* start to Wyoming Barracks, for arhich place they left at 1:15 p. m. State Treepss Bart. State Trooper Hammond received a severe gaah on the head by a stone thrown from a crowd on Mala street. Two arrests were made by the tree* era in connection with the incident William Madden, aged 30, another one of the imported men, came to th* central part of city from the S. Main street powei house last night and was set upon by th* crowd on that street near the Poll theatre and waa given s severe bearing before be could he rescued He was taken to the sta tion house, where his injuries were dressed and he was then taken ia aa automobile back to the power houan - Policeman Michael Dane waa struck on th* bwck'ef th* neck by a brick after arrastiag aa (ffeadm ' Ha had to he taken t* th* Marry Hea pital for treatment and was later taken home Captain Pitcher of the stale police stated that Thomas liustitas of Hill side avenue, Rdwantsville, yesterday afternoon grabbed bold of a bridle of one of the troopers' horses and th* trooper promptly struck th* man with his stick and with the aid of several other troopers the man waa arrested. It was understood that he was later released by the Rdwardiville authori ties. Investigating Maa'a Death. Coroner Marley is making prelim inary arrangements to investigate th* death of George Hoskins, aged 35. of I Continues! on page 4.* ailroad Men Have Postponed Demand for More Money ( I l > .1 e .