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Befos&I of Unions to Accept Landis
Award Cause of Present .
Chicago, May 1 13. The Chicago
labor war, now on in full blast, has
'; been waged In more or less Tiolent
- fashion for 12 years.
Causes behiud the present trou-
; ble are these:
Refusal by 10 of the 12 building
' trades unions to accept the condi-
: tions laid down in the Judge Lan
dis award, cutting building trades
. workers' wages approximately 12.5
per cent
Repudiation by the 10 unions of
. Ueir agreement to the Landis
, award.
Employment of outside non
union labor by the Chicago Citizens
' committee, which has taken hold
of the labor situation purely for the
nake ot getting the $110,000,000 be
lated building program under way.
Refusal of the citizens commit
tee to recognize or deal with either
officers or men of the insurgent 10
as a union group as punishment for
; failure to live up to their agree
ment to the Landis award.
Public disapproval and demand
for inquiry into the trials of union
leaders who were freed from crim-
inal charges under unusual circum
- stances.
Began In July.
The present disturbances date
back to last July. Up to that time
officials believed tnat the long
years of labor wars would come to
an end following the -seemingly
satisfactory magna charta of new
. working conditions handed down
by Judge Landis, formerly on the
'. federal bench.
Eut the 10 unions rebelled against
it. These 10 were:
Carpenters, sheet metal workers
, cement finishers, hoisting engi
' neers, fixture hangers, lathers,
plumbers, laborers, composition
roofers and slate and tile roofers.
The remaining 22 union crafts
. abided by their acceptance of the
Even as far back as early spring
Fred Mader,. president of the Build
ing Trades Council, issued a public
warning that after April 1 he did
not see how he coula any longer
keep his men in check or prevent
them from committing acts of vio
lence unless conditions were alter
ed. Denunciation by Judw.
Chief Justice Kickham Scanlan,
elected on a labor platform and
always a champion of unionism,
spiang a surprise at about this
nmc by making an address to the
jury in open court in which he i
cnargeu tnat some or cnicago s
unions were controlled by ex - con -
victs and gun men. making convic-
lion of some labor leaders impos-I
sible. He charged that honest men !
in these unions have been terror
ize! by the gun men leaders.
Judge Scanl.a's charges follow-;
ed acquittal of two Chicago union j
leaders, one of a murder charge
li;:!ov.::ig a killing in a saioou ag.i, j
and the other of graft and extortion I
charges iu counection
with labor I
What Leaders Say,
l-nion officials deny charges cf
lawlessness leveled against them. '.
Here is what some of them say:
Fred Mader, president Building
Trades council: "The present sit
uation is but a natural result com
ing from an attempt made by po
litical and other agencies to foist
trte open shop on Chicago unionism
We are not the black sheep that
we have been painted. We neither
employ ruthless tactic3 to gain our
ends nor dp we countenance them.
"Some time ago I went to Chief !
Fitzmorris and told him I wanted l
to go through this building fight j
wun clean nanas ana i nave oone
my part. The men who committed
the outrages should be arrested
tried and punished. I will do all
I can to help.
"But the situation has come to
such a point that .whenever there
is a fire, explosion or some other
crime, propaganda is issued blam
ing labor for the deed."
Lics," Says Murphy. .
"Big Tim" Murphy, head of the
Gas House Workers and Street
Cleaners' union: "Lies, lies, a mess
of lies. That's what they've told
about us. Chicago unionism is the
same as unionism anywhere. The
big fight is over the open shop
which they are trying to push us
into. But union men aren t run
ning about with guns."
Thomas Walsh, business agent
for the Sheet Metal Workers: "Back
of the whole situation is a clever
plot, instigated by enemies of labor,
to supplant unionism with the open
shop. It seems to be the plan to
get union leaders out of the way
lirst, and. with that accomplished,
to make the downfall of unionism
easier. Charges that we are using
criminal means are lies."
R. J. Walsh of the R. J. Walsh
Investment company has purchased
the home of Mrs. Anna Bark, 2101
Main street, Davenport, near Van
der Veer park, for J22.500.
ine residence was formerly we
Old Deufsph hnmpKteart. Mrs. Burk
wok in part payment a new bunga-;
low owned bv the purchaser at
-019 Grand avenue.
Clairvoyants are taboo in Daven
Prt from now on according to
Mayor Alfred C. Mueller. Hereaft
er mystics, profesional mediums,
fake palmists and fortune tellers
ill be banned.
Mo more licenses will be Issued
to clairvoyants and the mayor
states that he will not issue any
Permits to popcorn men who want
to park in the businea district.
Kickham Scanlan. Chicago chief
Justice, who, elected on a labor
platform, made a scathing denun
ciation of labor rnnrlitlnns in r-hi.
cago in an address to the Jury In
open court.
"Big Tim" Murphy, head of the
Gas House Workers and Street
Cleaners' union.
ClOn by Lou JowptVimc
To forget the bitter troibles of !
her domestic life, j
u'CIXDA DRUt'E accepts the invi-
talion of her friend, j
c.Ax-vv r nvT4IR a sihon'-eirl '
chum, to visit with her English '
hnchfand 1
harry, thp fi!m studio of the fa-'
mous acreea star, j
LMA DALEY. Kanny explains
that Harry hopes to form a mov-
in r,i(-ture ccniDanv in Califor- !
nia. On the trip to the studio in
Ninth avenue, Lucinda muse.s
over the break with her husband,
BELLAMY. Wealth, youth, beauty,
had failed to bring happiness to
their Fifth avenue home after
five years of married life. Heavy
drinking and an insatiable appe
tite for promiscuous flirtation
had been the means by which he
destroyed her early love for him.
And now
sweetheart, had returned to New
York. The trip to the studio would
give her a chance to forget.
Stage, a-i the layman understands
tnat term, there was none; but the
floor space as a whole was rather
elaborately cluttered with what Lu
cinda was to learn were technically
known as "sets," in various stages
of completion and demolition; a set
being anything set up to be photo
graphed, from a single "side" or
"flat" with a simple window or door,
or an "angle" formed of two such
sides joined to show the corner of
a room, up to the solid and pre
tentious piece of construction
which occupied fully one-half of the
left and reproduced the Palm Room
at the Ritz-Carlton.
At the far end of the room a
substantial set represented a liv
ing room, a good part of it was
masked from Lucinda's view by a
number of massive but portable
metal screens or stands arranged
in two converging- ranks, at whose
apex stood a heavy tripod support
ing a small black box. To these
stands lines of insulated cable wai
dered over the floor from every
quarter of the room.
An atmosphere of apathy per
vaded the place, as if nothing of
moment was happening or expect
ed happen. An effect to which con
siderable contribution was made by
the lugubrious Btrains of a three
piece orchestra, piano, vioyn. and
'cello, Jitationed to one side of the
Uving'-room set.
This trio intrigued Lucinda s .n
terest. Its presence seemed unac
countable, but not more so than its
rendition of plaintive melodic,
tunes which one more familiar with
the cant of the theatre would un
hesitatingly have classified as "sob
stun. oxotics
Guided by Mr. Lane, the exotics
nir-ved their way across
the coils of electric cable that ran
; .nairv -nnfusion all over the
finor like exposed viscera of th-j
.,. and Lucinda presently
found herself on the side lines of
the living-room, between it and the
dogged orchestra, and well out of
range of the camera.
She could now see three people
on the set. two wen with a girl
whom, thanks to the wide circula
tion of the lady's photographs, she
had no difficulty in identifying as
Alma Daley herself a prepossess
ing young person with bobbed hair,
a boldly featured face, comely in the
fl.nh rather than Dretty, and a
alight little body which she used
Kenesaw Mountain Landis, now
supreme arbiter of baseball, who
as federal Judge made the wage
award that led to the Chicago la
bor trouble.
Thomas F. Walsh, business agent
for the Sheet Metal Workers' union.
1 with a rather fetching
youthful goueherie.
Of these one was tall and dark,
with a thick shoe of wavy black
hair, a wide and mobile mouth, an I
event mphnrhnlv eves Hi wp!!-
tailored morning coat displayed to
admiration a pnlpnr!-' torso Thp
ether was a smaller, indeed an lin
dersized man, who wore a braided
smoking-jacket but no p. i-t on his
pinched, weatherworn face of an
; "King Laughlin," Dr. Culp's
secretary informed Lucinda "man
, . , smoiiiR-jacket. he always
j wears one when he's working-
greatest emotional director in the
business, nobody can touch him.
Why, alongside him, Griffith's a
joke in a back number of Judge.
ou wouldn't guess what he gets:
thirty-five hundred."
"That's almost a thousand a
week, isn't it?"
'Thousand a week!" In accents
of some compassion he corrected:
"Three thousand five hundred every
week's what King Lau&hlin drags
down in the little old pay envelope.
But that's Mr. Culp all over; ex
pense's no object wnen he's maki-g
j too gooa.
an Alma JJaiey picture, uotning s
"I'm sure
Lucinda agreed
Out of the corner of an eye the
director had bec-me aware ot a
new audience and one vorthy of
his mettle. Dropping the easy, semi
confidential manner, Mr. King
Laughlin snatched a silk hat and
stick from the other's unresisting
"Right-O Tommy!" he said in the
nasal voire of the English Mid
lands. "Just to make sure I'll
walk through it with Alma." He
turned graciously to the woman:
"Now, Alma, dear . .
Miss Daley, herself not uncon
scious of a fashionabl. gallery,
shrugged slightly to signify that she
didn't mind if Mr. Laughlin thought
it really worth while, and made a
leisurely exit from the set. At the
same time Mr. Laughlin walked off
by a door approximately opposite,
and the young man in the morning
coat strolled down to the front of
the set and settled himself to ob
serve and absorb the impending
Mr. Laughlin then reentered in
character as a degage gentleman
with an uneasy conscience, indicat
ing this last by stealthily opening
and peering round the edge of the
door before coming in and closing it
wits caution, and his gentility by
holding hat and stick in one hand
and carelessly trailing the ferrule
of the stick behind him. Relieved to
find the room untenanted, he moved
up to the table, placed the hat on
it crown-down, propped the stick
against it, turned and gave the
door in the right-hand wall a hard
look, then bent over the tabl and
pulled out and began to ransack
one of its drawers. Thus engaged.
he said clearly: "All right. Alma!
and immediately gave a start,
whereby it appeared that he had
heard footfalls off, and slammed
the drawer. At this Miss Daley en
tered, a listless little figure so pre
occupied with secret woe, that she
quite failed t first to see - Mr.
Laughlin, and when she did, gave
a start even more violent than nis
hed been, clasping both hands to
her bosom and crying out in a
thrilling voice: "Egbert!"
Mr. " aughlin kept his temper ad
mirably under the sting of this
epithet; all the same, anyone could
see he didn't fancy It a bit. How
4 Bf j
effect of 1
Charles C. Fitzmorris, police
chief of Chicago, who says he is
going to the bottom of the murders
in connection with Chicago's labor
war and make the guilty pay.
Fred Mader, president of the Chi
cago Building Trades council.
ever, first and always the gentle
man he offered Miss Daley a mag
nanimous gesture of outstretched
hands. Instantly the poor girl's
face brigLtrsned with a joyous
smile, a happy cry trem' ' .d upon
her lips as she ran to his arm?. He
enfolded her. with a fond hand
ground her features into the shoul
der of his smoking-jacket, aul
turned his own toward the camera,
working them into a cast of bitter
Gently rescuing herself. Miss
Daley discovered Egbert's hat and
stick, turned to him and looked him
up and down with damning horror,
audibly protesting: "But, Egbert'
you are going out!"
Evidently Miss Daley knew any
number of reasons why he ought to
stay in, but she made the grave mis
take of trying to hold him with af
fection's bond, throwing herself
upon his neck and winding her
arms tightly around it. And that
was too much: Egbert made it
clear n.t, while he'd stand for a
lot from a woman to whom he w:is
everything, there was such a thing
as piling it on too thick. And,
against her frenzi.d resistance, he
grasped her frail young wrists,
brutally broke her embrace, and
flung her from him. She fell
against the table, threw back her
head to show the pretty lines of
her throat, clutched convulsively -it
her collar-bone, and subsided upon
the floor in a fit of heartbroken
sobbing; while Egbert callously
took his hat, clapped it on his head,
and marched out by a door in the
rear wall, his dignity but slightly
impaired by the fact that th- Jat
was several sizes too large and
would have extinguished him com
plexly if it hadn't been for his
noble ears.
Without pause Mr. Laughlin
doubled round to the front of the
set, threw the waiting actor a
brusque "See, Tommy? Get what I
mean?" and icouraged Miss Daley
Mr. Laughlin clapped gleeful
Now go on, right through uie
Miss Daley, lying in complete
collapse, with her head to the cam
era, v-ithjed up on an elbow,
planted her hands upon the floor
and by main strength pushed her
h aving shoulders away from it,
keeping a tortured face turned 10
the camera throughout. Then she
got her second wind, caught hold
of the edge of tLe table, pulled her
self up, looked round wildly, real
ized that she was i deserted wom
an, saw her hat by Tappe hanging
on the back of a morris chair by
Ludwig Baun-ann, seized it, rushed
to the door by which Egbert had
escaped, and threw herself out in
with "That's wonderful. Alma, dear,
"Fine, Alma, wonderful! YouVe
simply marvelous today, dear. Now,
Tommy, run through it just once
with Alma, and then we'll shoot."
Mr. Lane bustled about and
found chairs for 1 ucinda and her
friends, upon which they composed
themselves to atch Tommy inter
pret. Mr. King Laughlin'a tuition
in the art of actinng for the screen.
To the best of Lucinda's judg
ment, however, the greater part of
Mr. Laughlin's efforts had meant to
Tommy precisely nothing at all. Be
yond the rudimentary mechanics of
ceptible attempt to follow his pat
the physical action sketched :n by
the director. Tommy made no per
tern, and disregarding entirely its
conventional but effective business,
embellished the scene instead with
business which was, such as ft was,
all his own, or more accurately tht
of a d.ad era of the speaking stage.
And when Mr. Laughlin tran
quilly appr"-M "-.:s performance
and announced that they wil
forthwith "shoot it," Lucinda began
to wonder if there were possibly
something wrong with her own
powers of observation.
"But." she protested to Mr. Lanr-.
"he didn't play the scene as Mr.
Laughlin did."
(Continued In our next issue)
V - '(J
yJ y
Flying Squadron Opens Three Day
Session Dr. C Leig Colvin
With First Group.
Conditions in the United States
have improved wonderfully tl-ice
the passage of the Volstead act,
claimed Frank S. Regan, Rockford,
tax expert, and former member of
the Illinois legislature who, first
of the "Flying Squadron" speakers
opened a three-day meet at the Fif
teenth Avenue Christian church this
afternoon. His topic this afternoon
was "Taxes."
He said "this country of ours is
a great nation, and once aroused it
will accomplish great things, and it
is beintr aroused at present as it
never was before.
"The wets tell us that condi
tions todav arp VArea than whan
the Volstead law was passed," he
continuea, "nut do you ki.ow that
before the passage of the dry bill
there were 20 ono non rfrinbino- man
and women in this country, while
at tne present time there are but
"The 'wets' ai plain of the
'crime' wave, but there is 60 per
cent less crime in the United States
since the country went dry."
Dr. C. Leigh Colvin spoke this
afternoon, and both will speak at
Soon at the Tri-Cities' Standard Apparel Shop
This Important Event
Will Embrace an Entire Stock of Brand
a meeting In the church at 7:30
o'clock tonight.
Other Speakers.
James A. Woortendyke and
Arthur E. Whitney will speak to
morrow afternoon and evening, and
Monday afternoon and evening the
Speakers will be Rev. Norma C
Brown and Oliver W. Stewart.
The afternoon meetings will be
held at 3 o'clock, and the evening
meetings at 7:30 o'clock.
The squadron started on its pres
ent campaign Aug. 31, 1921, and
thus far have visited 24 states and
196 cities. It will remain out 10
months and expects to visit every
state in the country.
Silvia Hudson, ebony-hued ten
ant of a house at 219 East Fourth '
street Davenport, fainted and theu 1
threatened to get a gun when Con-!
stable Robert Theleman. acting for!
Justice w. w. Scott, attempted to
evict her.
J. T. Bowles, owner of the prem
ises, claimed Silvia had been re
miss a year in paying her rent She
refused to move on the ground that
she was ill, and when the consta
ble arrived she grew violent. The
constable called a policeman and
she was finally quieted and was re
moved to a neighbor's home.
The Rock Island-Davenport ferry
changed to S'immer schedule today
and hereafter the service will com
mence at 6 o'clock in the morning.
Service will be continued untl 10
o'clock in the evening.
k33.Vo SIS E asily as Earned
Providing One Takes Advantage of a Great
ew iviercnanois
the Most Desired and the
Most Seasonable of
Garments for the Summer
Church, and Fraternal Organisa
tions Plan Prof rams in Trib
ute to Parent.
The spirit of mothers' day will
enter every home, school and
church tomorrow, when song, word
and floral tributes will be paid to
Programs have been arranged in
every church, mother sermons will
be given, and in several. Bowers
will be pinned on mothers. Popu
lar old time songs, ringing with the
notes of mother devotion, will be
To mothers who live out of the
city, many orders of flowers and
beautiful cards have been sent, ac
cording to the business done by
local florists. Members of the
woman's auxiliary of the American
Legion yesterday brought mother
cards to the ex-service men who
are confined in St. Anthony's hos
pital, which the boys addressed,
and were mailed by the women.
This was done in connection with
the candy and cigarets which were
brought to the boys, hospital day,
by representatives of the post.
Through the legion and its aux
iliary all ex-service men have beea
encouraged to remember their
mothers tomorrow. No special pro
gram will be given. Several frater
nal organizations in the city 'will
hold special meetings at which
mothers will be guests and appro
priate programs given. -t
t Enough Carnations.,
.When mothers' day was first es
tablished some years ago the wh:ta
carnation was designated as the
"mother" flower. Since then, bow
ever, the demand for the white car
nation has been so great during
May that any flower has become
appropriate. Fathers' day, which
was proclaimed about two years
ago, will be observed later in May.
Day C. Utley, Moline, learned thai
Rock Island authorities are not to
be bluffed, yesterday afternoon
when he was sentenced to a day
and a hair in jail for having ooiy
one license plate showing on his
The arrest was made by E. C.
Carlson, state auto investigator,
who has been operating here sev
eral days. It was Mr. Carlson'
intention only to warn Utley to pai
on the other plate, but alleged
"hard boiled attitude" on Utley"?
part resulted in his being hailed
into police court.
"This isn't my car; It ".k lotus
to an Iowa man," a!d Ut!ey. Tu
can't do anything to me about it.
"Can't we?" parried Judge Cle
lai. 1. "You as driver are held
liable for the car, and I'm going to
fine you J5 and affix the costs,
which you can pay or tak- the time
in jail." Lacking some of the $8.40,
Utley entered on a tern of resi
dence in the county jail.

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