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LABOR (Connecticut) NEWS
NEW HAVEN LOOT PASSES TO REALM OF LAWYERS' LORE Claim of $150,000,000 Compro mised Out of Court for $2,500,000. (Special to The Labor News.) Washington, Jan. 20. For the nom inal sura of $2,500,000, one-third to be paid to lawyers, the directors who looted the New Haven railroad system through a series of criminal acts have "pur chased their peace," and, with the ap proval of a United States Circuit court, are permitted to "retain their honor." The latter clause has been expressly stipulated in the bond. Thus is written the final chapter of high finance and manipulation that was described by the Interstate Commerce Commission as "one of the most glar ing instances of maladministration in all the history of American railroading." Directors of the New Haven who per mitted, if they did not encourage, reck less graft and profligate waste, through an agreement ratified by Judge Charles M. Hough, upon restitution of a paltry sum, gain immunity from further pro secution and penalties. The slate has been wiped clean and the stockholders of the New Haven may whistle for their wasted substance. 'Widows and Orphans Lose All In 1916 after the Interstate Commerce Commission had completed an investi gation of the New Haven, minority stockholders began suit to compel the controlling directors to restore to the corporation $150,000,000 which was lost through bad and criminal management. It had been set for trial January 21, but within the. last few days the disputants reached an agreement which Judge Hough" approved. Attorneys for the stockholders are to receive $833,JJ.JJ and the balance of the two and a half millions goes to the New Haven. The immediate effect of this com promise will be the complete loss by 'thousands of workers of their meager savings and the annuities of widows and orphans who had been induced to in vest in shares of the New Haven. Until it fell under the evil influence of the looting board of directors this corpora tion was regarded as financially invul nerable. For years it had been an hon ored and respected institution of New England, What the Looters Did Among the acts committed by the New Haven directors and for which they have purchased legal immunity and moral unction are the following, enum erated by the Interstate Commerce Commission : 1. Extravagant speculations and pur chase of worthless securities in the in terests of the directors; peculations from the stockholders' money by illegal devices, accompanied by the falsifying of books and accounts and later burn ing by the directors. - 2. Illegally spending the stockholders money and property to corruptly influ ence politics, the press and public opin ion, and to secure secrecy regarding their acts. 3. Acts to secure a monopoly against public interest, by the violation of the laws of many states as well as of the nation. 4. The organization of "fake" corpor ations with "dummy" directors to hide the identity of the real promoters and shield them from prosecution. travagant salaries in addition to which large sums of money were taken by some of them without warrant of law. Made Mellen a Scapegoat Charles S. Mellen, was president of ' the New Haven, and was made a scape goat for these several indictments brought against the directors. The late J. Pierpont Morgan, who was seeking to secure a strangle-hold upon New England, that he might force it to pay tribute to him and his colleagues, de clared that all of these acts had been committed without his knowledge or consent. William Rockefeller, another director, made a similar plea in avoid ance. No director could be' induced to assume any share of responsibility. It was a bitter and broken Mellen who was held up for public condemnation, and he has since revealed sufficient to at least establish a fair presumption that 'he was faithfully obeying the i a. ft-! rrT'irrc Recently Mellen, living m uneasy re- tirement and obliquy, aeciarea inai yi tices which were then revealed and de nounced continue to this day. Violated Every Federal Law The Interstate Commerce Commis : A.,.r.A ootroral months to the in f Npw Haven scandal. t., e.,rrh for the truth it had to overcome many obstacles. Witnesses testified only alter criminal prusciuuu.. had been started. The conclusion was ua v,ot oil thp troubles of the New Haven resulted from efforts by the di rectors to circumvent government regu lation and to extend the road's domina tion beyond the limits fixed by law. The commission held that 'from the AoirsfA it would seem that there is little question concerning the recovery of a substantial amount of the that has been wast- SIOtKUUlUCl 3 mvn.-J - .11,, ed." Minority stockholders repeatedly urged the then board oi aireciuis.. w r.-ri;. ..ori, nrnrpedine's. and up- lnsiliuic ictuynj H' " r on its failure to do so was begun the suit that has just terminatea so wmw t f! a. Fixed Responsibility The record of the New Haven was described as "the story ot me prorngaic funds. and tne commission placed responsibility in these words: t ;e inrnnrpivahlf that these wrongs could have gone on without Interference if the members ot tne Doara oi uh col ors had been true to the faith they j 4.u rfArHinlHpre . None of tne directors would have been so careless in handling his own money as me evi dence demonstrates iney were m . -il mntipv of other Deome If these dirctors who were faithless in ici,;r. wprp held resoonsible in the courts and at the bar of public opinion for the failure to do things they should nave aone, me iv... ---- - who do not direct would be very salu- tary Likely to Occur Again And then this warning was delivered by the commission : "A corporation can be no better or worse than those who ooerate it. It should be just as grave berime to plunder stockholders or the ?ubl through a railroad corporation as it is to personally rob an dividual The public was warned that until . directors are held personally and crim inally responsible for wrongful acts "there will be no assurance that the story of the New Haven will not be told again with the stockholders of some other railroad system as the vie tims " The defendants named in the suit that has been compromised were Wil liam Rockefeller, Charles M. Pratt, Lewis Cass Ledyard James MacCulloch NEW UNDERTAKING FIRM ESTABLISHED Brennan-Creamer Co. Plans One of Most Up-to-Date Homes in Country. The incorporation last week with a capital of $50,000 of the Brennan Creamer Co. to do a general undertak ing business in New Haven and vicin ity, marks the advent of what will be unquestionably one of the most up-to-date undertaking establishments in the country. The new firm succeeds that of Brennan Bros, and is now doing busi ness under the new name, and with in creased facilities. The stock is divided JAMES J. BRENNAN. into 2,000 shares and is held by Ben jamin F. Creamer, president; Douglass R. Davidson, secretary; and James J. Brennan, treasurer. Extensive altera tions are being made at the already up-to-date funeral home at 49 Howe street and when finished it will be one of the most complete undertaking establish ments to be found anywhere. The members of the firm are all well known to New Haveners, their long experience in the undertaking business here and there ever present sympathetic and careful management of affairs in bereaved homes making them hosts of friends. B. F. Creamer, who is the president of the new company, has been associated with the undertaking pro- BENJAMIN F. CREAMER. fession for the past 18 years and dur ing that time has been connected with some of the leading funeral directors of the country, and is well versed in all the modern methods pertaining to the profession ; for the past year he was associated with a local undertaking firm as manager, and is well known to many New Haven people. Mr. Creamer is a member of the Trinity M. E. church, belongs to all the branches of the Odd Fellows, also the Red Men, Eagles, K. of P., and Republican club. James J. Brennan, treasurer, has been identified with the undertaking profes sion since 1906, and has been a mem ber of the firm of Brennan Bros., (which this firm succeeds) since its or ganization in' 1911. Mr. Brennan was born in New Haven and spent nearly DOUGLASS R. DAVIDSON. all of his life within a few blocks of his birthplace, and is well known to most all New Haveners. He' is a member of Tohn'c rVinrrh Russell Council. K. of C, Philip Sheridan Council, Royal d B. Asso ciation, the New Haven Lodge of Moose and the Cecelia bociety. Douglass R. Davidson, the junior mmhpr of t In1 firm an d also its secre tary, has also spent most of his life in New Haven. He has fallowed the un- rtfrtaVincr husinpss for the oast seven years and in that period has made many friends. Mr. Davidson is a memocr oi All Saints Ep -copal church, belongs to Quinnipiac Lodge, I. O. O. F., and dso is a member of the Knights of Wash ington. . The new firm have selected as their slogan this line: "The men who in sist on giving and receiving a square deal alwavs." HARTFORD C. L. U. FOR SOVIET RECOGNITION Hartford, Jan. 21. The Hartford Central Labor Union, at a meeting Wednesday night, adopted a resolution calling upon the United States to recog nize the Russian soviet government. Another resolution adopted asked the United States Department of Labor not to allow the deporting of Lord Mayor O'Callaghan of Cork. Miller, James S. Elton, Henry K. Mc Harg, Edward D. Robbins, John L. Bil lard, Robert W. Taft, Charles S. Mel len and J. Pierpont Morgan. w DRINKERS-SMOKERS WILL NOW CERTAINLY WANT TO GO TO HELL Zion, 111., Jan. 20. Residents of Zion were given new light on the terrors of the infernal regions when Overseer Wilbur Glenn Vol iva issued advance sheets on a "Handbook and Guide to Hell," based on what he termed Helli grams, he said he recently had received. "Every sinner is going to be punished with an overdose of his own sin," Voliva declared. "A tobacco smoker will be locked up in a den full of tobacco smoke. A chewer of the filthy weed will be immersed to his neck in a vat of tobacco juice. A drinker will pass his term of purification in a natatorium filled with beer, wine and whiskey." GOMPERS HEAD OF PAN-AMERICAN LABOR FEDERATION Is Unanimously Re-elected at Convention in Mexico After Withdrawing1. Mexico City, Jan. 21. Samuel Gom pers was . re-elected president of the Pan-American Federation of Labor this week. His election followed a three hour debate in which there was a split among the delegations, the Mex icans, Salvadoreans and Guatemalans voting against the unanimous accept ance of the resolution nominating Mr. Gompers. In addition to Mr. Gompers, John P. Frey, James Lord and Luis Morones, the latter a Mexican, were nominated for the presidency. All of them, includ ing Mr. Gompers, declined to accept the nomination. Mr. Gompers was then re nominated and re-elected. Although some of the Gautemalan, Salvadorean and Mexican delegates energetically opposed Mr. Gompers, the solid Ameri can, Santo Domingo and Porto Rico vote swung the others into line. A difference arising concerning the Santo Domingan question was compro mised. The congress unanimoulsy voted that Mr. Gompers should send a note to President Wilson merely requesting that the evacuation of Santo Domingo be accelerated. Mr. Gompers was asked by the Santo Domingan delegation to answer a ques tion whether a telegram protesting against American occupation and de manding an immediate evacuation of the island had been sent in accordance, with the resolution approved by the la bor congress last Friday. Mr. Gom pers' reply that he desired to modify the text of the convention's telegram, inasmuch as the American government already had declared itself in favor of evacuation, started a heated argument vi which the Latin America i policy of t'.ie United States was bitterly criticized by the Dominican, Salvadorean and Mexican delegates. President Wilson's plan for a Domini can administration was declared to be nothing but "a repulsive protectorate which has been similarly imposed in "Cuba, Hayti and Nicaragua," by the San Dominican delegate, Estrella, who as sailed the policy of the United States in his native land. The Pan-American Federation of La bor was organized at Laredo, Texas, November 13, 1918, with 72 -delegates present, representing the organized la bor movement of the United States, Mexico, Gautemala, Costa Rico, Salva dor, Colombia, Cuba, Venezuela and Peru. The second congress of the Federation was held in New York City, July 7, 1919. The objects of the Federation are to establish better conditions for the working people who immigrate from one country to another; establishment of a better understanding and rela tionship between the peoples of the Pan American republics ; to utilize every lawful and honorable means for the protection and promotion of the rights, interests and welfare of these people, and to cultivate the most friendly rela tions between the labor movements and pe&p'es of the western hem sphere. MANUFACTURER SEES BETTER CONDITIONS Labor Slump Will Be Over in Short Time, Says Bridgeporter. Optimism about labor conditions and expectation that building activities would revive decidedly within three months are expressed by William V. Dee, Bridgeport manufacturer. Mr. Dee spoke particularly about Bridge port, but he has traveled widely not only in this state but through the east, and his observations applied to all the places he has visited. Although there are , now between 15,000 and 18,000 unemployed in Bridge port, according to Mr. Dee, an improve ment is already noticeable 'and a co operative movement is on foot to pro vide work for everyone. The members of the Bridgeport Manufacturers' Association have joined with the Chamber of Commerce and various charitable organizations in forming a community employment service, the ob ject of which is to induce Bridgeport residents to have work they were plan ning to do in the spring done at once, if possible, in order to relieve present unemployment. 3,000 HANDS RETURN TO WORK IN PARK CITY Bridgeport, Jan. 21. Industrial con ditions here became somewhat improved this week when the Salts Textile Manu facturing Company re-opened its plant with 1,500 employes, or about 60 per cent, of its normal force. The wage schedule is a 21 x2 per cent, reduction exclusive of the 122 per cent, bonus, making the net cut about 10 per cent. The Harvey Hubbell, incorporated, plant also resumed operations, with 1,500. Here a 20 per cent, cut in wages went into effect. SOUP KITCHEN FOR BRIDGEPORT UNEMPLOYED Bridgeport, Jan. 21. A soup kitchen to provide one meal a day for unem- I ployed persons was opened yesterday by the Bridgeport Metal Trades Union. I A band of seven pieces furnished music. The Manufacturers' Association of Bridgeport this week estimated vthat there has been a 10 per cent, increase in total working hours in local plants in the last two weeks. Union Theatres When it was playing at the Casino, New York, last season with a dis tinguished cast of favorites "The Little Whopper" was acclaimed as a second "Florodora" by the press. Thousands went to See it during the unprecedent eded year's run in New York and learn ed to hum, whistle and mangle such melodies as "Oh What a Little Whop per," "Round the Corner," "Twinkle Little Star," and "I've Got to Leave You," songs that just sick in your mem ory whether you want them to or not. Broadway took the production into its arms and proclaimed it a hit and more than that so in securing it for produc tion all next week at the Hyperion Manager Menges has made a ten strike and the Hyperion Players will give the great musical comedy by Otto Harbach, Rudolph Frink and Bide Dudley as nearly identical with the or iginal production as is humanely possi ble and without any increase in the prevailing prices at the popular play house. "The Little Whopper" is an ingenious, wholesome laugh vehicle filled with the most delightfully human funny situa tions imaginable, scintillating lines and a wealth of music by a man who is world famous because of his "Firefly", "Katinka', "Tumble Inn" and a number of other successes. Every member of the Hyperion Players is delighted at the prospect of appearing in a musical production which they unanimously agree is better than any of the others they have played, and Miss Bristow in the Vivienne Segel role ; Mr. Fassett, and the other members of the company will be at their singing and dancing best, notably Mr. Dressier and Miss Booth. Manager Menges has prepared a bit of a surprise too and he insists that it is not the 10 pretty New Haven girls who will comprise the chorus ; not Peggy Hiatt, the local girl who will play the role she originated in the orig inal company ; nor is it Hadie and Earle the famous society whirlwind daniers who have been especially engaged, but it will be an even greater surprise than any of these. There has been the biggest demand yet for seats and there is every reason to believe that all box office records will be broken so this is a friendly tip to those who usually wait until the tail end of the week and with big business usual ly get disappointed in not getting seats. THE PALACE. Among the well known personalities Sail." is in the hands of June Imes and of the screen whose rise has been re cent none is more prominent than Vera Gordon whose wonderful characteriza tion of the "Mother" in "Humoresque" brought her recognition and fame over night. The latest play in which this now highly rated artist appears is "The Greatest Love," which has been chosen as the screen feature at the Palace for Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednes day. Like "Humoresque," "The Great est Love" is a stdry of mother tender ness, love and devotion with the abil itv and artistry of Vera Gordon in such a role standing out in bold relief. It abounds i nsentiment of the most appealing kind ; it has heart touching scenes and a great impressive moral. Vera Gordon duplicates the artistic work of her previous success. Support ing Vera Gordon is a cast including such well and favorably thought of players as Sally Crute, Donald Hall, Bertram Harburg, Hugh Huntley, William H. Tooker and others. "Life's Twists," a drama from out of the or dinary trend of pictures, with Bessie Barriscale in the leading role supported by a very fine cast is the special added feature for the Sunday evening pro gram. Another important special feature for Sunday evening will be the personal ap pearance of "Texas" Jack Sullivan, one of the best known and most familiar among movie cowboys. This product of the southwest recognized as one of the most daring riders in the films and also one of its lightning two-handed gunmen, is the pal of the famous Tom Mix, having played important sup porting roles with this star in "Treat 'Em Rough," "Hell Roarin' Reform," "The Speed Maniac," and other big Mix successes. This noted cowboy of the pictures will tell of some of his movie experiences and his talks on the tricks of- big picture production are more than merely interesting. On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday the vaudeville bill will be headed by the breezv and tuneful musical comedy, "Reckless Eve'," a pretentious produc tion that has scored heavily all season. Dunbar and Turner, two vaudevil lians capable in voice and feet, in their own song and dance creations belong to just that class of entertainers who make good with Palace audiences. The smart little comedy act, "A Tail of a Tail." is in the hands of June Imes and Company. The act was written by Frances Nordstrom which means that it is sure to be altogether bright and entertaining. Ted and Corinne Breton in "The Whole Show'" an odd and novel mixture of versatility, and Bill and Genevieve Walter in a comedy bicycle act that is a flood of laughter and good natured stunts, are two more acts due to please Palace audiences on Monday, Tuesday and Wedensday. THE BIJOU. Heralded as one of the most dramatic pictures of the season, "Two Kinds of Love," a vivid picture of an abandoned Western mining camp, will be one of the I?tt( erases? 490 STATE STREET NEAR ELM. 879 WHALLEY AVE., WESTVILLE. COR. CONGRESS AVE. And CEDAR ST. 397 GRAND AVE., FAIR HAVEN. SUNBEAM 1 OI I NAVY BEANS Evaporated I jrtjC I New Crop C MILK,Tall Can 2, Pound WILSON f I BLUE LABEL cJ CATSUP Mp I CATSUP X C 8 oz. bottle 16 oz. bottle. . PREMIER Oft I IRISH liINO J I POTATOES Ogj, Large Size Peck big attractions at the Sunday night show at the Bijou theater, and will be shown along with "Flame of Youth," starring dainty Shirley Mason, the eighth episode of "The Dragon's Net," a screamingly funny comedy, and the latest International News, comprising a program of real entertainment. "Flame of Youth" features Shirley Mason in the role of a Belgian peasant girl torn between two loves that of a Parisian painter who visits the village, and that of the village lad who has known her since she was a baby. It is a part they should fit her perfectly. Be sides these two great pictures the eighth episode of "The Dragon's Net" starring Miss Marie Walcomp, will also be shown, along with one of those fun ny Billy Francy comedies and the In terantional News, making a Sunday night program of real excellence. "Flame of Youth" and "The Drag on's Net" will remain at the Bijou for Monday, Tuesday and " Wednesday in conjunction with a bill of real all star vaudeville, headed by "Four Jacks and a Queen," one of the merriest gambols of a class and melody seen this season. A second big act is Amanda Gilbert and , Boys in a variety act containing singing, piano, violin and accordion playing. Another pair of old favor ites is Leonard anr Whitney, who will offer their orginal sketch called "Duffy's Rise." Then there is Sol Brilliant, who is known as the Lone Star Minstrel, Stanley and Wilbert will open the show with their comedy wire offering. The vaudeville for the last half of the week will be headed by Herbert's Musical Revue, a big musical act with special scenic effects', and a cast of five men and two women. Lewis, Lavarre .and Davis with their review in hokum "Bits of Burlesque Camouflaged," the Adroits, a third act on the bll, present a variety offering containing a bit of everything, mostly acrobatics. Jane and Miller, a clever couple, with a splendid routine of songs and variety dances ; Cliff Clark, singing the latest songs and telling the very latest stories, complete the bill. The photoplay program for the last half of the week is headed by "The Truant Husband" with a big cast. ASSEMBLY OPENS (Continued from Page 1.) about nine-tenths of the House is either stone deaf or nearly so, as nine "but of 10 of those who desired seats in the "orchestra pit" gave deafness as th .reason for their desire. As there were not seats enough down front to go around a lnimber of House member? are not going to hear what is going on about them this session. The prohibition forces got busy with a jump at the opening of the session and through Representative Watson L. Phillips of Shelton, formerly pastor of the Church of the Redeemer in New Haven, offered a 26-page bill ratifying the national prohibition law and pro viding for its enforcement by the state. The bill embodies all the provisions of the national Volstead act and goes even farther in some respects, it is stated. Floor Leader Buckley objected to the bill because of its length which he didn't think necessary. The prohibition element started a fight and Buckley withdrew his opposition and the bill as referred to a committee and for print ing. Predictions were freely made about the Assembly that the bill would go over this time, because of the na tional law being in effect. That at tempts to amend it to provide light wines and beers will be made is also ceitain and a good fight portends at any rate. The majority of the bills offered dur ing the opening days had to do with state institutions, appropriations and other current matters which are pre pared in advance. Senator Pickett of Waterbury on Wednesday presented his bill for the amendment of the work men's compensation act which provides for the payment to. an injured employe of one-half his weekly earnings and five per cent, of such earning for each dependent member of his family. It was referred to the judiciary commit tee. Another important bill affecting work ers and householders generaly was also offered in the house. This pro vides that any public service corpora tion shall be prohibited from making and collecting a service charge for meters or other devices. This, if pass ed, will put an end to the 50 cents a month service charge put into force without hearing by the various gas and electric light companies of the state, over the storm of protests of house holders who were arbitrarily compelled to pay the charge. Such a charge in the future would be possible only after the need of it had been scrapped out and due warning of intent given. If the people had had a chance when these service charges were proposed, it is safe to say they never would have been put into effect. One of the amusing bills, amusing on the surface at least, was introduced by Representative Candee of Norwalk in the House. It provides that fishing with trawler shall be prohibited in Long Island Sound. The Sound is a big place and there is some question as to how far Connecticut's rights extend out into its waters. Nevertheless the bill was referred to committee and Mr. Candee can explain just what he is after. The union label enlists the unions, their members and friends, in the in terest of the employer. NEW HAVEN OPEN SHOP (Continued from Page 1.) would hardly be likely to get it. The offices of the council are also apparently et "in the hat" of the mysterious sec retary, but he has secured a postoffice box, No. 1101, New Haven, where those who desire to enlist in the holy war of the employers may send their names and they will be duly cared for. But the pamphlet of Mr. Gilbert is surely the best of the effort so far. It is engraved, "The Open or Closed Shop by Alfred C. Gilbert," and the enlight mont added that it was an address made befoje Merchants, Manufacturers and Bankers on December 17, 1920," but where or how does not add. Perhaps Mr. Gilbert got them out of a silk hat as he used to get a rabbit in the days of his performing. "We are assembled here tonight in the interests of a great cause to per petuate a National ideal, that great American Institution the Open Shop," vigorously declaims Mr. Gilbert as an opener. "Unfortunately the words "Open Shop" have meant to the public an open fight against Organized Labor," he continues and then goes on to point out how unfortunate this is because the public, with its keen sight has "been too apt to think of the principles of the open shop as a controversy between em ployer and labor union organization?."' Then he adds: "Advocates of the open shop have no objection to organ ized labor as such, if it will permit its members to operate under principles that are economicaly sound and that represent the traditions of the Amer ican people." Some Labor unions have done good things, he admits, and then goes on to point out the glories of the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor, the constitution of the United States and a lot of other druel such as all magicians use to keep the.minds of their audience of the actual things that are being pulled off before them. He finally gets back to the open shop, and says most every employer in the United. Staies has adopted it as the most sacred part of his declarations and that most workmen prefer to work under its "The .Little Whopper A MUSICAL COMEDY EXQUISITE. With Tickling- Tunes and Dandy Dances. MALCOLM NINITA FASSETT - BRISTOW ERIC DRESSLER, SHIRLEY BOOTH. With All the Favorites and New Haven Chorus. EDDIE and Other Big Specialties. Better i Haw y-g i "v i i i i s n. i rr" rr- 1 l I Wi I 1 f I 111 1 SUNDAY, MONDAY, TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY "Flame of Youth" WITH- SHIRLEY MASON A STORY OF VICE AND GILDED INNOCENCE. "FOUR JACKS AND A QUEEN" WITH ADELE JASON. A MERRY GAMBOL OF CLASS AND MELODY. ALL STAR VAUDEVILLE , 5 BIG ACTS - 5 THURSDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY "The Truant Husband" Featuring Mahlon Hamilton and Betty Blythe. OTHER BIG FEATURES. PALACE SUNDAY EVENING, MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY Vera GORDOM THE "MOTHER" "IN "HUMORESQUE" In "THE GREATEST LOVE" A Tender, Touching Story of Mother Love and Devotion. SUNDAY ONLY Bessie Barriscale in "LIFE'S TWISTS" A Fine Drama and a Favoite c Star. BIG VAUDEVILLE MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY RECKLESS EVE, BREEZY MUSICAL MANY OTHER FINE ACTS principles unless molested and forced to do otherwise. "In all our professions, medicine, law, dentistry, and engineering we have ?ucreeded admirably under the operation of the open shop principles," Mr. Gil bert adds, overlooking entirely the per tinent fact that there are not stronger closed shop organizations in the world than the American Bar and Medical societies, where a man cannot break in with a burglar's jimmy unless the clique M.at runs them so wills. The pamphlet is too long to quote further from it. It contains the usual blasts familiar to every organized worker, telling what a danger organized labor is to the coun try, how it compels the reduction in production of its members and that the closed shop stands for tyranny afld op pression. It enslaves the worker, he weepingly deplores, and appeals for their freedom and winds up with re ferring the report of the Building Cost Investigation Committee of Cleveland to show what a dangerous thing Labor is when organized. On the whole Mr. Gilbert will appar ently have to uncover another bag of tricks. When he gets them he might find therein a report of the recent build ing scandal probe in New York, which shows up just where and who is respon sible for the high costs.. That, how ever, would do a speedy disappearing stunt, as it very evidently wouldn't suit the purpose of Mr. Gilbert and his co horts out to disrupt and destroy labor unions. PULLMAN EMPLOYES TO WORK NINE HOURS Chicago, Jan. 20. Beginning last Monday, the 20,000 employes in. the operating department of the Pullman Company will work nine hours a day instead of eight, it was announced by their representatives at a meeting of the Chicago Federation of Labor. The extra hours' work, requested of the company, will be done under protest pending a decision by the railway labor board. Get the habit of asking for the union label, card and button. Week of Jan. 24th Matinee Daily S. Z. POLI PRESENTS EARL Whirlwind Dancers Get Those Seats Right Now. SUNDAY ONLY Texas Jack Sullivan Pal of Tom Mix IN PERSON He Tells How Movies Are Made.