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A NEWSPAPER FOR THE PEOPLE VOL. VI. NO. 14. NEW HAVEN, CONN., SATURDAY, JUNE 28, 1919. PRICE THREE CENTS OPPOSITION TO THE ELECTION OF GOMPERS FITZGERALD GETS FINE OFFER AS NO KNUTE NELSON GETS PETITION OF CIGARMAKERS New Haven Local Union Writes to Judiciary Committee Chair man, Gets Reply. CONVENTION OF PRINTERS WAS GREAT SUCCESS Carefully Planned Arrangements for Tenth Annual Carried Out Without Hitch. ORNBURN TO ADDRESS STRIKERS' MEETING Gets Permission From Waterbury Superintendent of Police to Hold Mass Meeting This Afternoon Effort to Have Men Organize Unions to Be Affiliated With American Federation of Labor. Bolshevistic Influence. A STRIKEBREAKER Agency on Orange Street, New r to t Radicals Did Not Attempt to Wrest the Seat From the Veteran President as in Former Years Prohibition of Immigration Dur ing Reconstruction Period Is Favored by Federation Initiative and Referendum Extension Is Denied. By CHESTER M. WRIGHT. (Special to Connecticut Labor Press.) Atlantic City, June 23. With the re election of its entire executive council the national convention of the Amer ican Federation of Labor wound up all of its important business. Not a whisper of opposition appeared when President Gompers and his col leagues on the executive council came up for re-election. It had been freely predicted that the radicals, as in former years, would attempt to wrest the seat from the veteran president of the fed eration, but no one put in an appear ance. - s Because of the resignation from the executive council of John R. Alpine, second vice-president, a vacancy re mained to be filled. In his place there was elected Matthew Woll, president of the International Photo-Engravers' Union, and an assistant to Mr. Gompers in the editorship of the American Fed erationist as well as on the labor advis ory committee of the Council of Na tional Defense. Mr. Woll becomes eighth vice-president of the federation, the other vice-presidents each moving up one. The line-up of the executive council now stands as follows : Samuel Gompers, president. James Duncan, first vice-president. Joseph F. Valentine, second vice - president, Frank Duffy, third vice-president. William Green, fourth vice-president. William ND. Mahon, fifth vice-president. Thomas A. Rickert, sixth vice-president. v Jacob Fischer, seventh vice-president. Matthew Woll, eighth vice-president. Daniel J. Tobin, treasurer. Frank Morrison, secretary. The only contest appeared in the case of Vice-President Thomas A. Rickert, when Thomas Sweeney, of the tailors, threw his hat in the ring. When votes were counted on roll call there were found 28,229 for Rickert and 2,661 for Sweeney. William L. Hutcheson, president of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Jointers, and John J. Hines, pres ident of the Amalgamated Sheet Metal Workers' International Alliance, were elected fraternal delegates to the British Trades Union Congress. Samuel Griggs, secretary-treasurer of the Granite Cutters' International Asso ciation, was") elected delegate "to the Canadian Trades and Labor Congress. Samuel Gompers was, appointed to represent the American Federation of Labor at the meeting of the Trades Union International Congress to be held at Amsterdam, on July 25. Another delegate will be chosen later by the executive council. Prohibition of immigration during the reconstruction period was favored by the A. F. of L. convention by over whelming vote after a sharp fight Initiative and referendum extension, sought by James A. Duncan of Seattle, was denied b" the A. F. of L. conven tion. The resolution called upon the executive council to prepare within 99 days a model initiative and referendum law and to submit it to the interna tionals for inclusion in their constitu tions. It was sought to make possible submission of any proposal to the whole EXECUTIVE BOARD TO MEET SUNDAY First Gathering of Connecticut Federation of Labor's Officers Since the Convention. The first meeting of the executive council of the Connecticut Federation of Labor following the election at' the last convention will be held at Trades Council ball, New Haven, tomorrow aft ernon at 2 o'clock. The personnel is the same with the exception of the ad vent of Martin Kane of the Carpenters of Bridgeport as vice-president in the place of John J. Egan of the Machinists of Bridgeport. Many matters of importance which were referred to the executive council by the convention will come up for con sideration. The executive board of the State Building Trades Council will meet with the Federation council in order to make plans for the establishment of a central office for both those organizations. CIGAR MAKERS GAIN. Windsor, Canada, June 27. After a four-weeks' strike, cigar makers em ployed by the Beamer Cigar company have secured a union-shop agreement which raises wages $1 and $2 a thou sand. WIN 44-HOUR WEEK. New York, June 27. Fur Cap Makers' Union No. 20 has reduced the work week from 48 to 44 hours and in creased wages, although an agreement with employers runs until next July. INJUNCTION JUDGE BUSY. Chicago, June 27. A score of strik ing cigar makers have been sentenced to jail' from 15 to 50 days for violating an injunction. They insisted on their right to picket, contrary to the order of Judge Denis E. Sullivan of the Cook county superior court. TENNIEN IS BACK. Members of organized labor in New Haven are glad to have with them again the ever genial "Billy" Tennien, official ly known as William J., former business agent of the New Haven Electrical Workers. He is just out of service, having been stationed with the observa tion section of the navy at Rockaway. A. F. of L. membership simultaneously. The committee recommended non concurrence. Duncan said he expected this measure would be considered as No. 1 of the Bolshevik resolutions. He said it was designed to secure "government of the workers, for the workers, by the workers." Julius Deutelbaum, Detroit, charged that the internationals were there to strangle every progressive prop osition. This was quickly denied by C. C. Shay, following which John P. Frey declared that there was a more extensive use of the initiative and ref erendum in the American Federation of Labor than in any other labor move ment in the world. He declared that these measures served democratic pro gress only when augmented by delibera tive assemblies and that the method pro posed by the Seattle delegate meant loss to effectiveness and was a menace to proper settlement of issues. The com mittee report was adopted. Postmaster General Burleson was characterized as autocratic and un democratic, as a man who "in all his smallness, in all his bigotry, hzs shown himself as utterly unfit to hold office." The convention unanimously adopted a lengthy resolution signed by officials of the Railway Mail Association, Na tional Association of Letter Carriers and the National Federation of Postal Employees, couched in the following language : I. "Resolved, that the American Fed eration of Labor in convention assem bled, speaking directly for four million organized wage earners, and firm in the belief that this reflects the sentiment of the vast majority of rhe American peo ple, request President Wilson to re move Postmaster General Burleson from office." The convention cheered Thomas F. Flaherty, president of the National Federation of Postal Employees, when he said: "President Wilson, in his message cabled from Paris on the opening day of this convention, remarked on 'he 'reputation of the American Federation of Labor for sane and helpful counsel.' '.'I think that this convention, by urg ing the President to retire the postmast er, general, will once again prove its reputation fcr sane and helpful counsel. "We must insist upon an early ter mination of the Burleson reign of ter ror.' He has denied the post office em ployees the constitutional right of peti tion to Congress, and he has stigma tized as a menace to society their efforts toward legitimate trade union activities. "He is a man who in all his small ness, in all his bigotry, has shown him self to be a man utterly unfit to hold public office." Edward J. Gainor, president of the National Association of Letter Carriers, recited the list of grievances of postal employees against the department, and declared that the convention had no other recourse but to record its protest against the "autocratic and undemocratic labor policy of the postmaster general.' James A. Duncan of Seattle and Thomas Sweeney opposed ihe commit tee's report which favored prohibition of immigration for a fixed period of years or during the reconstruction period. Sweeney said that it was con centration of wealth and not immigra tion that destroyed Rome. 1 , : DISTRICT COUNCIL FOR MEAT CUTTERS Bridgeport, New Haven, Stam ford and South Norwalk in Council. Bridgeport, June 27. The Bridgeport, New Haven, Stamford and South Nor walk Locals of the Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen's Union had a pre liminary meeting here to organize a district council of these four unions and considerable progress was made. The council will be made up of three dele gates from each union and they will represent a combined membership of about 800. The council will be formally organized at a meeting in this city on July 9. The headquarters will be in Bridgeport. Paul Clark of Bridgeport is the temporary president and the sec retary pro tern is, John F. Murphy of New Haven. The council was organ ized at the suggestion of Mr. Menhart of New York, vice-president of the In ternational. It was announced that a satisfactory settlement had been made about the strike at the Morris & Co. plant in Bridgeport'. In regard to the strike at two places in New Haven, it was reported that the trade of the firms had fallen off con siderably in that city and that the firms were shipping their goods out of town. MEAT CUTTERS. New Local Union Is Organized in Willimantic. Willimantic, June 27. J. F. McCue. business agent of the Meat Cutters' Union in Bridgeport and New Haven, has organized a Local Union of that organization here and great enthusiasm was shown at the initial meeting. Frank P. Bennett is the temporary sec retary of the Local. Mr. McCue will come here on Sunday, June 29, and in stall the officers. WIRE WORKERS WIN STRIKE St. Louis, Mo., June 27. Electrical workers and telephone operators won a 24-hour strike against the two local telephone companies who were forced to meet committees of these employees. After the recent Burleson order was issued, which permitted local companies to deal with their employees rather than forward complaints to Washington, the electrical workers and telephone girls proceeded to redress their several grievances. Haven, Fooled by Active Business Agent of Union. DIDN'T KNOW HIS MAN Polish Workman Reports to Machinists' Union After He Refused an Offer. There is no sign on the door of Room o on the second floor at No. 87 Oranee street, New Haven, but the place is the office of the Manufacturers' Protective Service, with a man named Shadee as manager. "Shady is right." said an or ganized labor man familiar with the office. The place has been suspected for some time by men connected with union labor organizations in New Ha ven who secured business cards of the manager and the title of the concern Manufacturers' Protective Service! did not look good to them. Inquiries made failed to disclose that much business was being transacted at No. 87 Orange street and other tenants of the build ing said that as far as thev observed there was not much business transacted in Room 5 or at least there did not seem to be many visitors there. The man ager was said to visit the office fre quently, driving up in an automobile, but he did not apparently have manv callers. No one who looked like a strikebreaker was ever seen to enter the place. Through an advertisement inserted by the concern, a Polish machinist called at the place and said he had seen the advertisement ir a newspaper. He was told that he could have a j ob and he was wanted to go among his countrymen in the' factories and mills in Ansonia and Waterbury, try to prevent the men from organizing, sow dissension among them and, make a report for the benefit of manufacturers about what the plans of the men were and what they would be expected to do. The Polish machinist declined any such job and reported the facts to his union. A representative of the Machinists' Union went to the office of the Manu facturers' Protective Service with Frank A. Fitzgerald, business agent of the Hoisting and Portable. Engineers Union of New Haven and a very active mem ber of the Building Trades Council of New Haven. He is on the Chamber of Commerce committee of the Building Trades Council and influential in the state organization of the building trades. He took an active part in the recent annual convention of the Con necticut' Federation of Labor at Mori den and m the deliberations of the New Haven Trades Council his voice is often heard. He has the earmarks of trades unionism all over him and no sergeant-at-arms ever had to ask him if he had the five labels on his clothing before entering the meeting hall. This is the man that the superinten dent of the Manufacturers' Protective Service made an offer to. It was simi lar to the offer made to the Polish ma chinist although Mr. Fitzgerald was not asked to go among the Poles with the propaganda of the "protective service." He was only asked to sow dissension among the workmen, learn what they were doing about organizing and keep the manufacturers informed on the movements of the men on strike. Mr. Fitzgerald then told the superin tendent just who he was and the super intendent apologized for making the offer to one who is identified with or ganized labor. In the offer to the Pol ish machinist and to Mr. Fitzgerald, it was announced that neither man should join the union. , Men connected with organized labor in this state when seen by a reporter for The Connecticut Labor Press said that they believed that some manufact urers were behind this agency in New Haven and they did not think that much was being accomplished by it. The superintendent was formerly employed in a machine shop in this state. He was in Waterbury early this week and was supposed to be there in connection with the strike. President Patrick F. O'Meara of the Connecticut Federation of Labor in his interesting address at the banquet of the New England Typographical Union at the Colonnade on Monday night told of the visit of Mr. Fitzgerald to the strike-breaking agency and it made a big hit. WATERBURY MACHINISTS WANT BETTER WAGES Will Soon' Make Demands for More Money and Better Condi tions Strike Threatened. Waterbury, June 27. Machinists here who belong to the lodges of the Inter national Association of Machinists are ready to go out on strike if their de mands are not granted and these de mands will be made soon. Secretary Ira M. Ornburn of the Connecticut Federation of Labor told a reporter for The Connecticut Labor Press today that efforts were to be made to get the men what they wanted so that there would not be a strike. They have been ad vised not to strike. George A. Doyle, one of the general organizers of the machinists, says the men will strike if their demands are not granted. Demands have already been made by the machinists in some shops and the Farrel Foundry and Ma chine Company and E. J. Manville Ma chine Company announced that an in crease of 15 per cent, of the present wages, eight-hour day and time and a half for overtime will be granted the machinists. The machinists in the local lodges number about 800. PACKERS OPPOSE UNIONS. Evansville, Ind., June 27. The Evansville Packing company and the Danistal Packing company declare that their employees must not belong to any trade union. The packers now have strikes on their hands. ON WARTIMEPROHIBITION McLean and Brandegee, Too. Annual Election of Officers of Local 39. A reply from Senator Knute Nelson of Minnesota to a communication sent to him by Local Union No. 39, Cigar makers' International Union of Amer ica, was reported at the meeting of the Local on Tuesday night in New Haven by Secretary F. A. Grube. Senator Nelson is chairman of the judiciary committee o-i the United Mates benate. His reply to a petition against the con tinuation of war-time prohibition was as follows : "Mr. F. A. Grube, Secretary. "Cigarmakers' Union, No. 39, "New Haven. "Dear Sir: Your favor of the 17th, on behalf of the members of Cigar makers' International Union, No. 39, protesting against the so-called war time prohibition act, is at hand. I shall present the same to the sub-committee of the judiciary which is now consider ing this bill. Your very truly, "KNUTE NELSON. "Washington, June 19, 1919." . The communication sent to Senator Nelson was as follows: "New Haven, June 17, 1919. "To the Hon. Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee: "Dear Sir : Cigarmakers' Interna tional Union No. 39 of New Haven, Conn., comprising over 600 members de sire to herewith register a most em phatic protest against the so-called war time prohibition measure, which is to go into effect on July 1, and demand that the said measure be repealed in order to prevent'the enforced idleness of ad ditional hundreds of thousands of peo ple which would add greatly to the economic unrest now existing among the workers and other classes of the popu lation in the United States. "Since the war is over, so far as the United States are concerned, we can see no reason for the enforcement of a measure that would curtail the natural liberties of our people. Our sons, brothers and fathers have fought for Democracy and Liberty, and it is Dem ocracy and Liberty we must maintain. "Yours respectfully, V'F. A. GRUBE, "International Cigarmakers' Union No. 39 of New Haven, Conn." A similar communication was sent to Senator McLean of this state. It con tained an additional paragraph as fol lows : "We therefore urgently request that you work and vote -for any bill that will prevent the enforcement of the above said prohibition measure." Senator McLean acknowledged re ceipt of the communication and wrote that he would present it to the Senate at an early date and it would have his conscientious consideration. A communication was also sent to Senator Brandegee of Connecticut of the same nature as the others but no reply was received from him. He is a member of the judiciary committee. The officers elected at the meeting Tuesday night were as follows: President Philip Montis. Vice-President Gus Voight. Corresponding and Financial Secre tary and Treasurer F. A. Grube. Recording Secretary I. Hollander. Sergeant-at-Arms Bruno Klemm. Finance Committee (auditors) E. L. Dobbins, Charles Vollmer, William Loefstedt. Trustees Thomas Thompson, Gus Voight, Charles Vollmer. Label Custodian Charles E. Roher. Members of Executive Board Will iam F. Aumen, John Guetens. Delegates to Trades Council Charles E. Roher, George Hernandez, M. Bel- asco, John Guetens. BELIEVE SALOONS WILL OPEN MONDAY General Impression That the Bar tenders Will Be On the Job as Usual. At the time of going to press our trade unionist brothers of the Bartend ers' locals throughout the state, and throughout the country for that matter, are indulging in considerable speculation as tq whether they 11 be called upon to ring up the time clock Monday morn inging when July 1 and bonehead pro hibition are scheduled to make a simul taneous apearance, or if they are really to be out of a job. There appears to be a strong feeling of optimism and it seems to be the gen eral impression that the cafes will open Monday morning and endeavor to con tinue in business on injunction proceed ings until President Wilson shall de clare demobilization, which everybody appears to believe he will do as soon as the peace treaty is signed. If it is sign ed before Monday and the President makes the necessary declaration, then, of course, the injunction course will not be necessary In any event there seems to be a strong belief that any man who desires to buy a drink July 1 will be able to do so in his usual place and manner. John F. Crosby, United States District Attorney for Connecticut, has notified William A. King of Willimantic and Arnon A. Ailing of New Haven, coun sel for the Retail Liquor Dealers of Connecticut, that it is his duty to pro ceed with the enforcement of the pro hibition statute as of every other and that violations will result in prosecu tion. The district attorney savs he cannot make any agreement to suspend pro secution pending a decision on the bill. He also says that if an injunction is secured in one jurisdiction, the depart ment of justice will, make no agree ment as to prosecution in other jurisdictions. VERMONT GETS NEXT ONE Notable Business Sessions and Banquet at Colonnade Praise worthy in Every Way. In June of 1920, the eleventh annual convention of the New England Typo graphical Union will be held in Burlington,- Vt., and a committee up there will have as a model to work on the arrangements made by the New Haven committee for the tenth convention held in New Haven early this week. While wishing the Burlington committee a lot of luck, it is doubtful if it gathers to gether such a notable list of speakers as graced the well-laden tables of the Col onnade at the banquet here, secure an entertainer for the get-together confab who can sing and puft on a cigar at the same time and we are very confident that it cannot take the visitors on a trip through Yale University. The delegates and guests got ac quainted with each other on Sunday atternoon ana evening at .Hermann Sons' Hall, where there was a musical entertainment and light and dark re freshments. The first business session was held at the Hotel Garde on Monday morning and in the , afternoon there was a sightseeing trip by trolley, ending at bavin Kock, where there was a banquet at the Colonnade at 5 o'clock. A group picture was taken of the assembly just before the dinner and the, photograph came out clear, just like new type.i President C. N. Ballard of the New Haven Union welcomed the guests and said he was very proud to be at the head of the New Haven organization upon such an historical occasion. The invocation was by Rev. John D. Coyle of bt, Johns Church. E. ishipman Smith, the toastmaster, had something to ' say about each speaker that gave a cue for the oratory. President John Murphy of the Board of Aldermen, spoke for the city in the absence of Mayor Fitz Gerald, who made an ad dress to the delegates at the morning session. Ihe speakers were CoL N. G. Osborn, editor of the Journal-Courier ; President Marsden G. Scott of the In ternational Typographical Union, John F. Murphy, secretary of the New Eng land Typographical Union; Judge Isaac Wolfe of the superior court, an honor ary member of the New Haven Local ; John R. Deroarest, president of the New Haven Typothetae, and President Patrick F. O'Meara of the Cbniltracut Federation of Labor. Colonel' Osborn was in his usual good form, Judge Wolfe told of incidents that would be known only to an old typo like himself, and President O'Meara made a splendid impression with an address that was pointed, logical and well expressed, showing the grasp the speaker has upon current affairs of the day. The vocal ist? were Miss Irene Reilly, daughter of Joseph J. Reilly, George Basserman, jr., and Douglas Austin. Among the gaests were John O'Con nell, secretary of Bix 6 of New York: Waiter W. Barrett, first vice-president of the International; J. J. Dallas, New England representative: W. C lrump, a former president of the New England Union, and Mrs. Alexander Troup, widow of the founder of the New Ha ven Union. At the convention on Tuesday, it was recommended that the wage scales throughout New England be made to expire on the same date and that ap prentices be given better opportunities to learn the art preservative of all arts. The election of officers resulted as fol lows : Frederick Dunham of Springfield, president ; Frank Wiggin of Waterbury. first vice-president; Albert Shaw of Lewiston, Me., second vice-president; S. T- McGaullay of Concord, N. H., third vice-president; Miss Elizabeth, McLoughlin of Rutland, Vt., fourth vice-president; John F. Murphy of Providence, R. -1., secretary and treas urer. The latter was the only officer of the previous year to be re-elected, this being his ninth assignment to the position, although in each instance there was no contest in the balloting. BUILDING TRADES COUNCIL MEETING Business Good With Most of Affiliated Bodies Lathers Ap ply for Reinstatement. The New Haven Building Trades Council held a regular meeting, Wednesday evening, with President John R. Thompson in the chair, which was well attended and, as usual, inter esting. The Lathers' union made application for reinstatement to membership which will be given consideration following the adjustment of questions of jurisdiction. Patrick F. O'Meara as business agent for the Council reported 'that progress is" being made 'in connection with the factory job of the Seamless Rubber company for which the Aberthau Com pany of New York has the contract. All the affiliated organizations report ed that business is in fair condition with them, with the exception of the Bridge and Iron Workers and the Hoisting and Portable Engineers who reported that things are quiet in those trades. A DISTINGUISHED TRIO. Frank J. Fitzgerald, presidert of the Connecticut Building Trades Council ; William J. Sullivan, president of the State Council of Carpenters, and Tra M. Ornburn, secretary of the Connecticut Federation of Labor, attended a con ference in Meriden, last evening, to ad just ifferences between the Carpenters' and the Painters' and Decorators' locals in that city. IRON MOLDERS GAIN. Omaha, Neb., June 27. Iron molders have advanced wages 20 cents a day until December 1, when the rate will be $6 for eight hours. (Special to Connecticut Labor Press.) Waterbury, June 27 Secretary Ira M. Ornburn of the Connecticut Federa tion of Labor secured permission today from Superintendent of Police George M. Beach to hold a mass meeting of the strikers here tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon. Mr. Ornburn has been here every day this week in consultation with the strike committee and is endeavoring to have the men organize unions that will be affiliated with the American Fed eration of Labor. This is not a new thing with officials of the Connecticut Federation as they have for years been endeavoring to get the men organized. With Secretary Ornburn are George A. Doyle of Bridgeport and Joseph Tone of New Haven, general organizers of the International Association of Ma chinists. The police superintendent was opposed to a mass meeting in view of, tne riots a week ago and it was feared that there would be more trouble if a large body of men was permitted to congregate. It is now believed that there will not be any more rioting and the meeting will be held on some open" lot on Saturday. No hall could be secured large enough to hold the crowd that is expected to attend, in the neigh borhood of 12,000. Secretary Ornburn and the general organizers will address the meeting and there will be others to talk to the men. It is possible that the manufacturers will have some one make a statement at this meeting in their behalf. Mr. Ornburn addressed the strike commit tee yesterdav and told them of the ad vantages of the me norganizing unions to be affiliated with the American Fed eration of Labor. Mr. Ornburn told the committee that the manufacturers had tried to cause discontent by circu lating a report that the American Fed eration would not recognize unskilled laborers and would do nothing for their benefit. This, of course, is one of the things the American Federation of Labor has to contend with. Mr. Ornburn explain ed to the committee the advantages con nected with the organization. The com mittee did not take any action on the matter. -The strikers have an organiza tion of their own that is not affiliated with any other organization. One . of the main demands of the strikers is that the employers recognize this organiza tion. Some pi the strikers are said to hi opposed to any affiliation with the American Federation of Labor on the ground that that body is not radical enough to suit them. The Waterbury Workers' Association, the organization of the men on strike, is now said to have a membership of 2,000. Dominic Lucis ano is the president and Joseph Capozza is secretary. According to the strikers' committe of 24, if the strikers wish to continue this organization other ofhcefs will be elected. While some of the strikers returned to work yesterday the number was off set by another strike, that at the plant of the Noera Manufacturing Company, where 250 walked out, causing the plan-. to close. Another' strike was at the plant of the Novelty Manufacturing Company, where 150 employees, including both mechanics and laborers, quit work. At the Noera plant, where bicycles and l CARPENTERS ASK FOR HIGHER RATE One New Haven Local Votes to Make Demand, No. 79 Will Take Action Tonight. Local iNo. 79 of New Haven, Broth erhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, will hold a special meeting tonight to consider the matter of de manding an increased wage rate. Local No. 1742 of New Haven met Wednes day night and voted to make the de mand. It is said that there is no ques tion but that at the meeting tonight the local will take the same action that No. 1742 did. The present rate is 65 cents an hour and there will be a discussion as to what additional rate will be asked. It is not believed that any objection will be made by the employers as the rate paid in New Haven is lower than in other cities iri this state. If the meet ing tonight votes favorably upon the, proposed increase the matter will be put uo to the emolovers quickly. While business among the carpenters is good at present there is no great boom in tne industry. ' POLICE PETITION. New Haven Peace Guardians Want an Eight-Hour Day. A delegation of New Haven 'police men wilf attend the meeting of the police commissioners next luesday night and petition for an eight-hour day. There has been an agitation for this for a considerable period and one of the reasons is the high cost ot living, which hits the policemen just as it does ordin ary folk. The New Haven police work 10 hours a dav and they are about the only ones in New England that have such a long dav. Accormng to some of the oolice. the chief of the depart ment has been oposed to an eight-hour day but as he has had his pay just jack ed up to $4,000 a year he may relent in his opposition to the just demand of the men. POLISHERS LOCKED OUT. Detroit, Mich., June 27. Metal pol ishers employed at the Dodge Bros.' automobile plant were locked out be cause they asked for wage increases. Jamestown, N. Y., June 27. Metal polishers employed by the Crescent Tool company are striking for an eight-hour day and 80 cents an hour. automobile hardw:.r -r m-n-r- ured, the workeri-h.a Lcct. to 'cents an hour increase, but .. j claimed that this was not enough. At the plant of the Novelty company the management charges that the strikers broke faith by going out, inasmuch as they had aereed through a committee to accept the wage increase and other concessions offered. Although saloons have been allowed to re-open, strict orders have been given to the saloonkeepers not to- allow more than four men to congregate at one time. One saloonkeeper was brought into court today for violating this order, and his case was continued. Another saloonkeeper, Joseph Bernata, with a place of business in the Brooklyn dis trict, was fined $50 and costs for selling liquor to a man who was already in toxicated. It is reported on scood authority that the City Guard is to be relieved from active duty in the near future, possibly . tomorrow, and that the State Guard battalion, all but one company, is to be dismissed from the Armory. One com pany will be held, it is understood, until all danger of trouble appears to have passed. The police are of the opinion, as is Commissioner Clark, that a few Rus sians of Bolshevik and anarchistic ten- , dencies, deliberately started the agita tion for a strike in order to cause a general disturbance and that a great majority of the strikers, Russians, Lithuanians, Italians and Poles, ordi narily peaceful and law-abiding, were played upon by these anarchistic agi tators and worked up to the point of going out on strike. Commissioner Clark thinks that when this becomes generally known a large proportion of the strikers will return to their work and accept the wage in creases and other concessions that the manufacturers have granted. In an interview given out by Mr. Clark he said: "The arrest of a leader this morning, with other arrests which will probably follow among the Bolshevik band in this city, vindicates to a large extent the Lithuanians ? and Italians and the best of the Russians, some of whom, per haps, .were drawn into the unfortunate riot."- f - The arrest1, referred to by Commis sioner Clark was that "of Steve Kamin-, s sky, a lUiian- said a member- txi rbe strikers' committee o 24 delegates. Ka- minsky was taken 'into custody by In spectors Balanda and MacMullen while s he was attending a meeting of the strike committee in the office of the North American Civic League for Immigrants at No. 199 Bank street. This wa after a squad of detectives, led by Superin tendent of Police' George M. Beach, , raided Kaminsky' s rooms at- No. 16 ' Ward street and seized a quantity of literature believed to be anarchistic in nature. The police suspect , that he is connected with the so-called "Reds," and that he has been getting his orders from Red headquarters in New York. --' Federal authorities were notified of the arrest and they directed that Kaminsky be held for investigation by them. Kaminsky was one of the men caught in the I. W. W. raid made by the police in March and at that time he was put on probation for six months. WHY TROLLEYMEN WERENT NOTIFIED State Conference Board Meets Tuesday With C. F. of L. Officers to Explain Legislative Matter. x i j The State Conference BDard 'of the Street Railway Employees of Connecti cut will hold its next regular meeting in New Haven, Tuesday, and it is ex pected that President Patrick F. O'Meara and Secretary Ira M. Ornburn of the Connecticut Federation of Labor will appear before the board to make cl ar the situation concerning certain hearings before the General Assembly on bills relating to legislation in which -the trolleymen are interested. The State Board brought the matter before the last convention of the Con necticut Federation of Labor, asking why the trolleymen of the state were not given notification by the Federa tion's legislative representatives of the hearing on three important bills which was held February 20. President O'Meara and Secretary Ornburn explained to the convention, as they had previously explained to some of the trolleymen's organizations, that the first they knew of the hearing of the 20th was when they saw it an nounced in the Legislative Bulletin of teh 19th, one day preceding. Secretary Ornburn immediately telegraphed to President Luth of Waterbury, head of the State Conference Board, but the telegram, through the admitted fault of the Postal Telegraph's Waterbury office, was not delivered until the next day, the day of the hearing. It will thus be seen that the Federa tion's legislative representatives used every possible effort to give notifica tion of the hearing which was on the bills relating to one-man cars, heating of vestibules and riding on running boards. President O'Meara also ap peared at the hearing in favor of the bills, Secretary Ornburn being engaged at another committee hearing on other important labor measures. President Luth also appeared in favor of the bills, despite the delay in his notification. Other matters of interest to the trol leymen of the state are to come up for consideration at the meeting of the State Conference Board and it promises to prove an important session. CO-OPS. SAVE MONEY. Bloomington, I1L, June 27. The ocal Co-operative society made a profit of $1,304.94 during the last quarter. Part of this money has been placed in the reserve fund and the balance has been returned to members as dividends.