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ll Railroad Men Make Demand For Eight Hourg, National news A CLEARING HOUSE FOR IMPORTANT NEWS CHICAGO ILLINOIS, NOVEMBER 27, ItlS On* Polhr * Y—r, SlngU C*pi** IC—» Scalped in Box Factory ' r j hirty Miners Killed at Ravensdale ID MEN D DEMAND IMS Shorter Work Day Universally Desired MEETMDEIWI O.. Nov. n.—Tho four it r hoods. Including more engineer*, Irtnwn, con raksmsa sa all railroad* 1 States, announced to preparing to make for about March 1 that the at theta an eight hear same pay they now get be taken nt a meeting itive committee of tho in Chicago, Doc. >5, Tor a referendum will be ■e votes, it waa said, are 1 tabulated before March Engine area Join Trainmen, •astern associations of the gen airmen of tho tnginoora and brotherhoods In Joint aeo re Wednesday night, decided the conductors' and train brother hooda in their right day and time and n half for demands r action is exported nt the of southern associations of und Bremen at Washington and of tho Weotorn sa lt Chicago, Dee. 10. Kuads la Answer April I. Committeemen chosen here, nt and nt Chicago will at the Dec. IB Chicago meeting agreement the reads moat an the man within SO days, which bring the data whan an answer be received about April I. AS HAVE A HARROW ESCAPE Pa. Nov. *4.—Corn covered by a rush of coal at yesterday, John Purcell and Monicker, both of Shnmokin, nt the Hickory Swamp rescued at 11 o’clock last repairing a breast body of coed rushed lad tho breast, ongulAng rescuers hod to carry the the top of the breast to an gangway until tho men had been caught half way t handing and props lay across hia Ha suffers from contusions of face and bock and severe shock. Pareeil had boon entirely by coal, a space of a foot bad between bio hood aad tho allowing him to breaths. Detective Agency Furnishes Spotters hr Manufacturers Can Break Up Strikes and Furnish Professional Strike Breakers BUSY in WORCESTER Worcester, Mem, Nee. 14.—The numerous strikes in this city hare at tracted the attention of strike (na mes and ao-called detective agencies who are asking business men te give them an opportunity to create trouble. One of these concerns la the ’‘Ameri can Detective Service company,” with offices in Park Row building, New York City. In a letter signed by J. W. Woeeard. general manager, aad mailed to local manufacturers, the lat ter are given tbs following asaur "While you ar* having or about to have labor trouble, why not engage our services, by placing a working operator in your factory, reporting to you of the conditions, not only of tar nishing you labor information, but of time killing and of all irregularities, as well as of your loyal and disloyal employes. "We alio guarantee you through our services we can break up your labor combinations or strikes. W* also furnish guards to protect your prop 1 city, and men to take the strikers’ places.” The detective agencies arc doing a large business in the enst, and many of them have an army of operators engaged in this city for the purpoae of creating trouble. CHIU EMPLOYEES IRE REim LAID OFF Panama, Nov. 24.—Owing to the tying up of the Panama Canal by the rivent slide, many employers, mainly^ in the operating divisions, are being furloughed or given vacations, which in taken here to indicate that the canal will remain closed for a much longer time than was first expected. In most rases employers are being dismissed. It has been learned that it is the intention of MaJ. Gen. Georg* W Goethals to force a temporary chan nel through the slide as qufrkly as possible and pass through the water way a few ships which have been waiting since the canal closed, and then again shut off traffic through the canal until all danger of slides has been definitely ended. This probably will be not lees than six months, ac cording to the best available esti mates. The condition at the slide remains virtually unchanged, though slight gains or* now being made by the dredges. Lima, O —A $2,MX).000 order re ceived by the East Iron A Machine Company for the manufacture of rifle cartridge machinery, practically In sures the construction of the proposed new plant of the company on II acre* of land which it owns at the intersec tion of the Pennsylvania railroad and Cole street, west of town. Subscribe far tho NATIONAL NRWft. On* dollar a year, M coots for six aeoatba. FEDERATION RE-ELECTS BaHmore Selected lor Next Convention ol A. F. of L METALWORKERSWCTORS San Francisco, Cal., Nov. 23.—Presi dent Samuel Compere and all other oAcials of the American Federation of Labor were re-elected. Baltimore eras selected for the 1916 convention. John H. Ferguson. of that city, made a nominating speech that $&znu*I Chaw* was the grin of the whole convention. It was one prolonged and sustained flight of poetic imagery. On the first ballot Buffalo ran second, Fort Worth third and Providence fourth. The sec ond ballot gave Baltimore a majority. Driven to action by the accumula tion of business at the end of this con vention. the Federation amended its action last night so as to limit the in troduction of resolutions to the end of the second day of conventions. This will allow the convention to begin its real work two days earlier than usual, and. in the opinion of delegates, pre vent the jamming of most of the work into the Isst half of the second week Metal Workers Victors. New York was a big factor in bring ing into the convention the most spec tacular jurisdiction light It has wit nessed. It was the controversy be tween sheet metal workers and car penters on Jurisdiction of hollow metal doors and trim. One sheet metal worker said his organization had spent f.r>00.000 in seven years in this contro versy, "fighting not the employers, but men with cards in their pockets.” (Continued on page 4.) T -- Alamosa Judge Dismissed Case Against Hawkins Juror In Lawson Case Is Forced by Deputy to Bring In Verdict FARRAR COMPLAINT Trinidad, CoL. Nov.-Jodgs Wiley of Alamosa has diJAniaasd the charges of perjury against H. N. Hawkina and F. W. Clarke, counsel for the United Mine Workers' union, growing ont of on affidavit of (borer Hall, a Juror in the trial of Jsha K. Lawson. In his affidavit Hall declared that he stood for the acquittal of Lawson until oosrdvs measures were taken by the court bailiff, whejkldttm his (Hall's) he eras not permitted to visit his home and that he, together with the other Jurors, worn not given food during sue entire day. Under those circum stances, Hall swore his mental con dition was such that be voted for con viction that be might sse his wife. Hall also declared the bailiff told the Jurors Judge Hillyer gave orders that they could not sat until they had reached a decision. This affidavit was used by counsel for the mine workers in their fight to secure the supreme court order pro hibiting Judge Hillyer from presiding in future cases growing out of the coal miners’ strike. State Attorney Oneral Farrar, who is conducting the fight against the mine workers, realises the harmful effect the Hall affidavit has had on his case, and in his attempt to disc relit it, filed charges against the workers’ attorneys. When Judge Wiley dismissed these attorneys from the charge of improper conduct, Farrar filed a similar com plaint along different lines. HR. PRESIDEUT BIG JOHSWS WOMAN Chicago. November 24—Mrs. Meta J. Erickson, president of the twelve mile-long Amador railroad in Cali forma, is in Chicago She declare* that being head of a railway is too exciting and interferes with running her family, cooking, sewing, music, caring for the chickens and taking a course of agriculture at the University of California. "Really, you’d U- surprise,!," Mr*. Erickson said, if you knew what a lot of thinking and bother it is to run that railroad. We have five locomo tives. you know, and two daily pas senger trains and seventy-five freight cars. Sometimes I lie awake at night thinking about it.” SHOPS TIED UP IN N. Y. TEAMSTERS STRIKE - — New York, Nov. 24 —Newark team sters, on strike since Friday, have so completely stopped freight ai d pack age traffic that factories were forced to close down yesterday for lack of supplies. About 400 men are out Their demand* are SI7.50 a week and double time for overtime. The strike is a splendid example of labor solid arity. The Newark taxicab drivers went out on strike with the teamsters and won in a day. Two Thousand Factory Workers Out at Pratt and Witney REFUSE TOJ0WTMTE Hartford, Conn., Now. 24.—Hart ford, over since summer, has been facing a general strike situation. The agitation was started manjr month# ago by the Cape well Horae Nail Com pany's employes. Labor conditions have been intolerable in this city for a number of yean past, and the dis content of labor, both organised an unorganised, has been like a smolder ing volcano, liable to burst forth in flames at any time. The Pratt 4 Whitney employes, to the number of 2.200, walked out in a body and have now been on strike for six week*. Next to strike were the employe* of the Rhoades Machine company, to the number of thirty-two (the entire working force). Next came the Taylor & Fenn workers, to the number of fifty-two. followed by the Hart 4 Hegemann and the Arrow Electric company, to the number of 67."i, the major portion of them wo men. Many Strike*. Next to *trtkc was the Billing* 4 Spencer company, to the number of 150. and with every prospect of the Colt'* Patent Fire Arm* company, the Underwood Typewriter company, the Royal Typewriter company and the Whitney Cham Manufacturing com pany falling into line Euthu*ia*tic »hop meeting* are be ing held daily, and the general public is manifesting sympathy and inter est in the -trikcr*' cause Mo»t con temptible trick* and tactic* have been resorted to to discourage and break the strike, but the determined men and women are standing firm and un daunted The women striker* are an in*pira tion to the men on *trike. doing picket duty alongside the* men A* is usual in labor and induatrial trouble*, the capitalist pre** i« misrepresenting the cause of labor lieneral Works Manager Hanson, of the Pratt 4- Whitney company, not only stubbornly refuse* to receive a mittee of former employe*, but also decline* to confer with a committee of representative citixcn*. Honorable Joseph M l-uwler. mayor of Hartford, hearing the same a* chairman. Two great labor parade* have been held and two highly successful tag days have been earned out. The striker* will fight to a finiah. even though it takes all winter. Jaa. P. Nelson, member of the val uation committee of the Chesapeake A Ohio, and the Chesapeake A Ohic of Indiana, placed in charge of thi engineering work of the committee. Girl Is Scalped in Box Factory at New Orleans Investigation and Inspec tion of Factory by Labor Commission HAIR CAUGHT IM A BELT New Orleans, Nee. O—Mia Ef Ao Boyer, 23 years, was scalped yes terday when her hair caught ia the belt of a machine ia tho d,reccing mas of tho Cieecent City Boa Factory. Her long tresses were pulled from her head aad with them almoct all ef her aeaip aad a portion of the Saab m her fore head was also pulled off. The girl has an even chance te recover, It waa said last night at tha Charity Hsapital A doien other of the girls ampioyod at the factory won thrown late panic whan the accident sec aired mail ef them fainted. An investigation preh abaly will he made by the Commio aioner of Labor, it wae said last night, to And out why tho bolt of the ma chinery waa placed ia the dmaiag room, whore, the police charge, the accident occurred. Oae Deaca Girls. Fully a dosen girls were in tha room at the time of the accident. Mias Bey er had let her hair down and in bend ing over in some way the top of her hair caught in tha halt. Screaming and struggling vainly to free herself she waa dragged up form the floor by the belt and her hair waa torn from her head as she came in con tact with the floor above. With her head a mass of blood the crumpled to the- floor in a sobbing, almost uncon scious heap. The machinery waa stop ped as soon as the screams of the other girls gave notice of the accident, and the girl's scalp dangling from the belt, further heightened the panic of the | other girls. Miss Boyer was suffering intensely, but despite her pain, when she saw the terrible cluster on the belt as it came into view, her chief anguish was for her hair. "M> beautiful heir," she cried. “Oh. Ill} beautiful hair—it’s gone now “ MERIDEN SILVER WORKERS MED Meriden. Conn., Nov. 23—Twolve of the striker., arrested here last Sun day morning during the disturbance at the International Silver Company's plant were today sentenced by Judge Fai in the local ourt, to siaty days in jail and costa An appeal was taken in each in stance. and all the defendants were held in $200 bonds for the Court of Common I’leas Throe were acquitted. Ikimenico Moruton, charged with carrying a weapon and destruction of private property, was sentenced to 120 day* in jail. His bail and that of Jo seph Faiialari, who waa also found guilty of carrying a weapon, waa fixed at $3,000. The trouble followed an attempt to smuggle strikebreakers into the plant. Samuel Murry appo.ntrd acting chief engineer of the Oregon-Wash ington Railroad A Navigation Co., vice J. R. Holman, granted an indefl nite leave of absence; office, Portland. Or*. THIRTY KILLED 11 COIL HIE EMI Twenty-one Bods Are SOI UitiscmredjJ ill Ik mh mk¥bbb« Tha peril ia rising water, n4 aril the wrecked pump la tha ath slope can ba rrpaired it will aet ba safe ba penetrate farther late tha dmrnber where the victims are held. At least twenty-fear ham map elapae before aay mere badlaa aaa brought to the surface, aad aaaa at the men may never he rsragnlaed la n similar accident at Havensdala fear teen years ago eleven bedien at en tombed miners remained aafoaad. If the mine waters flood the iewar level before the main pump can ba ve pniied the work of recovering badlaa of the victims of Tuesday’s disaster may he delayed indefinitely. New Development. A new phase in the situation devel oprd shortly before noon today, whn the prevalence of after damp lad the men to halt further operations until stoppers could be put in. The reecae parties are still about 300 feet from the spare where the entombed man were at work when the ex plosion oc curred. The wives and ne'ativee of the en tombed miners have about abandoned hope of ever seeing their loved eaas slirv. A few women still stand grouped about the mouth of tha slops, but the hysteria that marked their de meanor Tuesday and Wednesday has given way to mute grief. Official figures given out by tlw Northwest Improvement Company last night fix tha number of men ia tha mine at the time of the accident at thirty-throe. Three of these escaped death and were taken out of the elopes. Mike Corainiaki, believed at first ta have been in the mine, later was found safe at hit borne. The bodies of T. J. Kane, mine foreman; Dominick Novara, president of the local union; J. S. Davis, tim berman; Charles Martini, eager, aad John Krrington, timberman. were re covered Tuesday night. Reweue Crews Work Hard. Almost superhuman efforts have been exerted by the mine rescue crew* from Black Diamond, Newcastle and Barnett and by the volunteer squads who have gone into the wrecked slope and levels. David Bolting, former state mine (Continued on pave 4.) c v i o vl s Lobov T v o u b H ovtfovdy Conn W tiJt--'. .. . if j . ..