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ilitia to Use Machine Guns In West Virginia
National 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
nasportatidn and Shop
■ Hen Joined in One
B Organization
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
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.

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
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
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.
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
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
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
Conciliation doard to
Make Investigation
of 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
“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.
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
New Industrial Relation
Body Formed at
Raw York
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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
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
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
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.
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*.
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
Street Car Ql UoaUt
lo Operate Gars
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
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
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
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