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LABOR (Connecticut) NEWS
Claim of $150,000,000 Compro
mised Out of Court for
(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
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
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
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
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-
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
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, 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.
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
"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."
Is Unanimously Re-elected at
Convention in Mexico After
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.
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
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.
Labor Slump Will Be Over in
Short Time, Says
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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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.
(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
The union label enlists the unions,
their members and friends, in the in
terest of the employer.
(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
.Little Whopper
With Tickling- Tunes and Dandy Dances.
With All the Favorites and New Haven Chorus.
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
"Flame of Youth"
, 5 BIG ACTS - 5
"The Truant Husband"
Featuring Mahlon Hamilton and Betty Blythe.
A Tender, Touching Story of Mother Love and Devotion.
Bessie Barriscale
A Fine Drama and a Favoite
c Star.
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
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
Get the habit of asking for the
union label, card and button.
Week of Jan.
Matinee Daily
Get Those Seats Right Now.
Texas Jack Sullivan
Pal of Tom Mix
He Tells How Movies Are

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