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CHICAGO ILLINOIS, NOVEMBER 27, ItlS On* Polhr * Y—r, SlngU C*pi** IC—»
Scalped in Box Factory
' r j
hirty Miners Killed at Ravensdale
Shorter Work Day
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
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.
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
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
"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’
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.
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
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
The condition at the slide remains
virtually unchanged, though slight
gains or* now being made by the
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.
BaHmore Selected lor
Next Convention ol
A. F. of L
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
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’
When Judge Wiley dismissed these
attorneys from the charge of improper
conduct, Farrar filed a similar com
plaint along different lines.
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.”
- —
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
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
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
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
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
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. 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.
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
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.)
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