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PORTLAND, OREGON, THURSDAY, . MAY 4, 1911.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
VOL. LI NO 15,73T.
Soliciting of Bribes
SIXTH MAN HELD GO-BETWEEN
Sergeant at Arms Accused of
NYE FOUR TIMES ACCUSED
Detectives Who Trapped I-eglslators
Will Be Vsed Witness.
Bribes Range From 9100 to
15000 on Several Bill.
COLUMBUS. O.. May 1. Three State
Senators and two Reoresentatlves wcra
Included In bribery Indictments rHurnnl
to lay by the Franklin County grand
Jury, which haa been Investigating cor
ruption In the Assembly.
The Senators are: Isaac E. Huffman.
Butler County: I R. Andrews. Law
rence County; George K. Catone. Mont
gomery County. The Representatives
are: Dr. George B. Nye. Pike County.
and A. C. Lowrey. Lawrence County.
One Indictment waa returned against
earn, charging the soliciting of bribes,
save In the case of Nye. Four Indict
ments were returned against Ky. In
addition. Rodney J. Dlegle of Erie Coun
ts, sergeant-at-arms In the Senate.
Indicted on a charge of aiding and abet
ting the bribe solicitation. Dlegle waa
indicted three times, aa be la Included
In each of the.bllls against Senators.
Detectives to Be Witnesses.
AH six appeared at the Courthouse
anon after the bills were returned.
They were accompanied by Attorney
Jihn'A. Connor and furnished bonda at
one. The amount was 115.600 for the
three Senatnra and Representative Low
rey. The bond of Nya and Dlegle waa
Three detective. F. 8. Harrison, A. C.
Falley and David M. Berry, who allege
trey trapped the legislators In the brib
ery deala and who were arrested last
week at the instance of Nye, were
bound over, but the grand Jury returned
"no bills" In their cases. They will be
tne principal witnesses at the trial of
the Assemblymen and Dlegle. It la an
nounced that, although the April term
of court doea not run many weeks long
er, adjournment will not ba taken until
the bribery trials are dlapoaed of. STean-
, anile the grand Jury will continue Its
Barns Gets Evidence.
Detective Burns today spent part of
Ms time In the office of Prosecutor
Turner questioning grand Jury wit-
irwes. i-iegie waa preaent and hla
presence there led to reports that Im
munity had been offered him for hla
testimony. However. Dlegle said ha
waa innocent of wrongdoing. The In-
licted officials also asserted they were
Dr. Nye today resigned from the Horn
a;rnaar. or steering, committee. The
tner members had resigned yesterday.
"'" ppuiaica new com
mittee. The on!y old members be re
tained were the two floor leaders. I- v
Landon. of Warren County. Republican.
sna J-rice Kusseil. of Wayne County.
The Housa became much excited over
a published report that progress' ve As
semblymen were seeking to force th
r:gnauon or the Speaker because of
his selections. The Speaker waa given
a vote of confidence by the House.
Those indlc'.ed today will be arraigned
Friday. Tha two Lawrence County leg
islators. Andrews and Lowrey. axe Re
publicans, and tha other four are Deroo-
Bribes Range From SI 00 to $5000.
The legislation. In connection with
which the "ndlctmente were returned. In
cluded tha women's nine-hour bill, tha
Wblttemore Insurance bill to admit mu
tual Insurance companies now barred.
ana tne gerrymander bill, dealgned to
put off tha bench Judge A. Z. Blair, of
Portsmouth, who conducted the Adams
County election Inquiry.
Tha bribes, which tha Indictments al
lege were solicited, range from 1:00 to.
PaA The latter. It is alleged. Nye de
manded from a detective who waa posing
as a lobbyist to secure passage of tlx
Whlttemore measure. Nye. It la charged.
solicited bribes In connection with all
the bills mentioned.
Among the day a wltnessea with the
grand Jury waa Detective Harr'son. who
explained the workings of. tha dicta
graph which, tha detectives assert, con
veyed to a stenographer In an adjoin
ing room ail conversations la which
bribery deals wars made.
Both the Houae and Senate paaaed
bill making penitentiary sentence man
datory In bribery cases Involving public
OREGON SYSTEM REJECTED
-HHnols Republican Senators Turn
Down Bills In Cancns.
, SPRINGFIELD. HI- May I. Ths tills
, providing for the Oregon system of
i electing United States 6enators was re
jected at a caucus of tha Republican
I Ptata satorg today
FARM LURES EDITOR
FROM CHICAGO J01B
S ELD EX PATTERSON' DROPS PES
FOR LOWLY SPADE.
Cliier or Record-Herald Staff Finds
California Acres to His Liking.
Others Quit Windy City.
SACRAMENTO, Cal.. May J. (Spe
cial.) Selden P. Patterson, for tha past
10 yeara chief of tha editorial staff of
tha Chicago Record-Herald, can ba
found most any day now with spade
or pruning; hook In hand enjoying life
'under hla own vine and f!g tree" on
hla 10-acra farm at Fair Oaks, near
Patterson waa one of tha original
Chicago colonists who bought ths Fair
Oaks farming land In ISM. when a
number of railroad men. newspaper
writers and doctora In tho Windy City
conceived tho Idea of "long range"
farming In California. Ha haa become
so enamored of Western climate and
the charms of the Sacramento Valley
from hla yearly visit to bis little farm
that now he haa decided to forsake
the newspaper game altogether and
apend the rest of hla life cultivating
the soil. Mrs. Patterson Is with him.
Patterson la the third Chicago oewa-
paper man to leave a lucrative position
In tha East for different lines of work
In California during the past year.
First came S. Glen Andrus, formerly
railroad editor of tha Chicago Record
Herald, who la now aecretary of tha
Sacramento Chamber of Commerce, and
a few months later F. IL Grlswold.
editor of the land department of tha
Chicago Tribune, came West and pur
cnasea loo-acre farm near Willows,
Glenn County, which ha is now cultl
BROTHER RESCUES SISTER
Horse Backs Vehicle Into River:
Girl Has Close Call to Drowning.
CORVALLIS, Or, May 1. (Special.)
Miss Violet Johnson, of Klgers Island.
near here, had a close call to losing her
Ufa In tha Willamette, when tha horse
which sha was driving backed off tha
ferry Into tha river. It was by rare
chance that Miaa Johnson was able to
free herself as tha vehicle wag rapidly
Extricating herself, she caught hold
of tha ferry and was rescued from the
water by her brother, Louis Johnson,
who waa tying the ferry rope when
the accident occurred.
The horse, freeing itself from the
harness, waa saved from drowning by
tna aid or several men In the vlolnlty.
who came to tha rescu at the !
CLAREMQNT GOES ASHORE
Steamer Wrecked la Willapa Har
bor, Passengers' Fate la Doubt.
HOQUIAM, Wash, May 1 (Special.)
Word was received in this city late
tonight that the steamer Claremont,
from San Francisco to Hoqulam. had
been driven ashore during a squall late
tonight. Just Inside the Willapa Harbor
tar. Details are lacking and the res
sal's plight Is unknown. The steamer
Saginaw haa gone to her aid. An ef
fort Is to be made at high tide at 4
A. M. to pull the Claremont off.
It Is not believed that tha Teasel Is
In grave danger and little fear Is felt
here for the safety of the "passengers
and crew. How many persons are
aboard the vessel Is not known here.
The Claremont Is one of the steamers
In the regular trade between Grays
Harbor ano California porta.
DIVORCE SUIT DOESN'T MAR
Man and Wife Together Desnlte
Man's Charge or Desertion.
NEW TORK. May . With her hus
band In attendance at the pier. Mrs.
Olive Celesta Moore White, who Is be
ing sued by Archibald S. White, of Cin
cinnati, for divorce on tha ground of
desertion and neglect. Bailed for Eu
rope today on the Mauretanla. They
came to New Tork on the aama train
and atopped In tha aame hotel.
'Why not?" asked Mrs. White. Thle
la not a disagreement that would keen
ua from being the best of friends. Our
whole trouble Is that I will not live in
Cincinnati. I shall never go on the
Mr. White la rated aa a multi-mil
FLIGHT FOR FREEDOM ENDS
Alleged ' Horsethlef Caught After
Chase Across River.
COTTAGE GROVE. Or.. May J. (Spe
cial.) After a hot chaae. which in
cluded swimming the coast fork of the
Wllllamette. City Marshal Frank Snod-
grasa today put an end to an alleged
horse thief's flight for freedom.
The prisoner gave bis name as T. H.
Jones, which Is believed to be an alias.
A horse, which was tolen from Jeff
Medley at Oakland, was abandoned by
Jones in his flight.
FRENCHWOMAN IS SPY?
She Says She Only Tested loyalty of
COLOGNE. Germany, May S. Mm.
Thtrion, an attractive Parisian resident
here, was arrested today charged with
being a spy and obtaining the secret
mobilization ' plana of tha German
army from an army officer. Tha pris
oner offers tha romantic defense that
aha had asked for the plans in order to
test tha honor of tha officer, who was
: a suitor for hsr hand.
UNITED SITES IS
Ambition to Extend Do
main Denied. .
ALLUSION IS TO MEXICO
National Peace Conference Is
Opened by President.
CARDINAL GIBBONS TALKS
Illustrious Men Indorse Plan for
Arbitration With England Tor
onto Editor Pleases Execu
tive With Reciprocity Plea.
BALTIMORE. May S. President Taft
In hla apeech at tha opening of the
third National Peace Conference here
today said the United States would
keep hands off and not seek to extend
Its domain or to acquire foreign terri
tory. He made no mention of Mexico,
but to those who heard him It waa evi
dent that ha referred to tha southern
"One of the difficulties the United
States finds Is the natural suspicions
that the countries engaged have of the
motives the United States has In tend
ering Its good offices," continued the
President. "Asseveration of good faith
helps but little where suspicion Is
the rule, and yet I like to avail my
self of an opportunity In such presence
aa this to assert that there Is not In
tha whole length and breadth of the
United States among Its people any de
sire for territorial aggrandizement and
that ita people as a whole will not per
mit Its Government. If It would, to take
any ateps In respect to foreign peo
ples, looking to a forcible extension of
our political power.
War Is No Stranger.
"We have had wars and we know
what they are. We know what respon
sibilities they entail, the burdens and
losses and horrors, and we would have
none of them. We have a magnificent
domain of our own In which we are
attempting to work out and show to
the woeld success In popular govern
ment, and we need no more territory In
which to show this. But we have at
tained great prosperity and great pow
er. We have become a powerful mem
ber of the community of nations In
which we live and there Is, therefore,
thrust upon us necessarily a care and
responsibility for the peace of the
world In our neighborhood, and a bur
den of helping thoo natlona that can
not help themselves, if we may do that
peacefully and effectively."
The President spoke to several thou
sand persons In the Lyric Theater.
Cardinal Gibbons, Secretary of War
Dickinson. Senator Gore of Oklahoma,
Count Lao Tolstoi, Andrew Carnegie
and more than a dosen leaders In the
movement for world peace sat on the j
platform with tha President.
Cardinal Gibbons Sneaks.
Cardinal Gibbons and Hamilton Holt.
president of the conference, who spoke
before tha President, voiced the opinion
that the negotiation of the proposed ar-
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INDEX TO TODAY'S NEWS
TBPTERDATS Maximum temperature. BT
degrees; minimum, 49 decrees.
TODAY'S Showers, southwesterly winds.
Ifadero and Carbajal meet and peace nege-
. nation, will open today, page a.
Dourlas. Arizona, residents fear attack on
Ague Prleta. by rebels. Page 1.
Lords' veto bill pssses committee stage In
musa House or commons, rage 4.
Hysteria again halts Caxnarrlst trial. Page 5.
Investigation of trusts by wholesale begins
la both Houses. Page 3.
"Sluggers"' and gunflgbters run riot in Chi'
cago labor war. Page 1.
Chicago editor quits Job to be California
firmer, f age 1.
The Dalles man weds girl who wss child
hood playmate In Scotland. Pass 1.
Five Ohio Legislators and Sergeant-at-Arms
Indicted tor soliciting bribes. Page L
Arrtval of Ford at Los Angeles clesrs way
lor opening accused dynamiters' trial.
Five deputies testify in Diets trial. Page S.
President Taft rn speech at Baltimore before
Peace Conference says United States does
not seek to extend domain. Page 1.
After week of sensations, new sdmlnlatra-
tion takes otfice at Aberdeen. Pane tt.
Good roads advocates to meet at McMlnn-
yille. Page 7.
Woman and her son beld to grand 'Jury for
norsewblpplng farmer. Page o.
Pacific Coast League results yesterdsy: Los
Angeles 0. San Francisco 4: Oakland S.
Sacramento 1; Portland-Vernon game
postponed; rain. Page 12.
No gstnes were plsyed yesterdsy In. the
Northwestern Lesgue, on account of rain.
Tacoma player-manager, Mike Lynch, to be
reinstated probably. May 14. page 12.
Swimming meet during Rose Festival is now
assured, page 4.
Commercial and Marine.
Wool buyers and sellers in Oregon are apart.
Better crop advices cause selling of wheat.
Stock prices are again advancing. Page 19.
La Grande Fruit Growers Association Joins
XNonnwestern fexensnge. page 10.
Jetty work at mouth of Columbia River
progressing fast. Page 18.
Portland and Vicinity.
Kusnilght charges Lombard's attack on
Councllmen outgrowth of desire for of
fice. Page 10.
Big Eastern advertising men com in r to Rose
Festival, page 1.
Suit to condemn west half of block S for
postolTlce site goes to Jury. Page 13.
Lombard renews cbarges against Kubll in
Councilman's own ward. Page 13.
James A. Murray, Montana millionaire, plans
to invest S2.wu.uuu in Portland sky
scraper. Page 4.
Speeches to be omitted in "sane" celebration
Of Fourth of July. Page 11.
Werlein charges that Lombard forced B. B.
Josselya to buy .urety company bonds he
did not want. Pace 10.
Women held to testify in trial of Chief of
ponce cox. page 9. -
Idahoans fear psrtlsl veto of appropriation
rui invauaaies wnoie amounts allowed
tor institutions. Page 7.
Naval reserve Lieutenants testify against
Commander McNulty. Page 4.
Arlington Club site leased for pretentious
moving-picture enterprise. Page 11.
$1,180,000 IS PAID OVER
Government Accepts Compromise In
Customs Fraud Case.
WASHINGTON, May I. The govern
ment today accepted $1,180,000 In com
promise of the suits against Duveen
brothers, the New Tork art firm, ac
cused of customs frauds.
The books and papers of the firm will
be retained for evidence In a criminal
action. The settlement Involved the
largest sum collected In any of the cus
toms cases, except the sugar frauds.
AFFINITY BRIDE VICTOR
Final Decree Given Second Wife of
Ferdinand P. Earle.
NEW YORK. May 8. Mrs. Julia
Kuttner-Earle, affinity bride of Ferdi
nand Pinney Earle. received the final
decree annulling her marriage. The
ground for the action was that Earle
was not legally divorced from his first
DREAD OF ATTACK
Mexican Rebels Again
NOGALES ALSO IS IN DANGER
Americans Would Suffer More
Than in Former Battle. '
GOVERNMENT IS WARNED
Federals at Agna Prleta Strengthen
Fortifications and Douglas Is In
Direct Line of Fire; Ameri
cans Man Gnns.
DOUGLAS. Ariz., May 3. Tension is
again high In Douglas. An attack on
Agua Prleta is expected here within
two or three days. If it is made, this
city will come under a more direct fire
from the rebels attacking than in any
of the previous battles. '
The trenches running from Agua
Prleta to the American line on the
southeast corner of the city, where
Douglas homes are built up to the in
ternational llne,v have teen deepened
and embankments thrown up for
breastworks. Directly south of Agua
Prleta the federals have made heavy
entrenchments with adobe barricades
and sandbags. In the exact center
of the line of entrenchments they have
erected an adobe blockhouse with a
platform whereon to mount machine
Douglas Will Get Bullets.
The attacking rebels, firing from any
angle, will shoot directly toward
Douglas and only bullets stopped by
the blockhouse Itself or buildings of
Agua Prleta will fail to cross the line.
Maps have been made showing Agi v
Prleta and Douglas, which are now
possession of the American Army and
Washington is fully acquainted with
the danger to American citizens.
The next towp for shelter is Blsbee.
35 miles away, while to the north is
only the treeless Government land.
'We cannot move bur household
effects," said a prominent citizen to
night, "and if we vacate, there Is
danger of looting, and, more important,
the possible breaking out of Are from
damaged electric wires and flues."
Fight to Be at Close Range.
During the last battle, many Fed
eral soldiers, their shoulders sore from
the recoil of Mauser rifles, placed the
butts of their guns on their thighs and
fired. As a result their aim was so
high that thousands of bullets passed
clear over Douglas. I
Instead of digging trenches south of
the old rebel earthworks, the fed
erals have cleared the fences and other
obstructions .in Agua Prleta, evident
ly foreseeing hot fighting at close
It Is stated that five Americans will
man each gun the rebels have pre
pared for the next battle, there being
one 12-pounder, one mortar and one
machine gun. Unless they know how
to use these accurately, Douglas will
be in dancer from exDlodlne shells.
Colonel Charles M. O'Connor placed a
whole troop of United States cavalry at
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OREGON MAN WEDS J
.ae, sasa. a as, a, srea. ., s a aa as
CHANCE BRINGS ROMANCE
HIGHLANDS TO CLIMAX.
Provision. Merchant of The Dalles
Rashes to San. Francisco to Make
Margaret Gow His Bride.
SAN FRANCISCO, May S. -(Special.)
The Argonaut Hotel wag the scene of
a very pretty ' romance in real life
yesterday, when Albert Milne, a busi
ness man of The Dalles, Or., and head
of a provision company there, married
Miss Margaret Gow, of Chicago.
Milne and his bride grew up together
as children in Aberdeenshire. Scotland.
Tears ago, like many another country
man of his, Milne came to America to
seek bis fortune and succeeded in ob
taining a competence.
recently, through chance, he heard
that the girl of his boyhood days was
visiting In San Francisco, and he im
mediately boarded a train bound for
for the world's fair city.
when the sweethearts of former
days met again they hastened to inter
view Rev. O. K. Kelly, who said the
words that bound them in matrimony.
loaay tney are speeding toward their
future home in the North.
RAINBOW MINE PURCHASED!
Big Eastern Company Pays $750,-
000 for Property..
BAKER. Or., May 8. (Special.) By
the terms, of a transaction announced
today one of the biggest mining deals
in recent years in Oregon goes on
record. The United States Smeltinsr
Company purchased the Raloow mine.
in tne Mormon Basin district, from tha
Commercial Mining Company, for a
consideration of $750,000. The initial
payment was $200,000. The closing
or tnis deal Is the greatest boost the
Eastern Oregon mines have ever re
ceiver The coming of the United
States company means the greatest
activity in the mining Industry the
state has ever seen.
ine Kalnbow property was discov
ered about nin years ago and was de
veloped from a prospect mainly through
tne efforts of W. E. King, of Hood
River. The other principal mines in
the Mormon Basin are the Humboldt
and Cleveland, but there are also many
properties in the immediate district
that are in greater or less stages of
development. The transaction means
more than anything else to the mining
industry or Eastern Oregon.
a. r. Anderson and H. S. Lee. the
engineers of the United States Smelt
ing & Refining Company, left for the
mine yesterday and are now In charge.
xaey nave Degun tnelr arrangements
for men and added equipment and
stated that they would begin their op-
viuuuiis vii m. large scale as soon as
SHE-MAYOR 'MEETS' ALONE
Hunnewell's Chief Has Clash With
Council About Meeting.
HUNNEWELL. Kan.. May 8. Hunne
well's new Mayor, Mrs. Ella Wilson,
clashed with the City Council, last
On Mrs. Wilson's motion the Council
voted last week to meet In a local ho
tel. The five Councllmen went to the
hotel to hold their meeting last night;
but Mrs. Wilson "met" in a feed store.
She had the clerk's Journal and other
papers but, as she alone was not a quo
ruin, neuner session transacted any
Dusmess. Meanwhile Mrs. W. E. Hilton
and Mrs. G. A. Osborn, who were to
have been appointed City Clerk and
Marshal, still lack their commissions.
RICH YOUTHS ARRESTED
Drexel, Ryan and Gould Family
Heirs Caught Speeding.
NEW TORK, May 3. Although they
admitted in tho Police Court in North
Bergen, N. J., that they had exceeded
the speed limit while motoring along
the Hudson County boulevard, Anthony
J. Drexel, Jr., husband of Marjorle
Gould, and Allan A. Ryan, son of
Thomas F. Ryan, were let off with
suspended sentences today.
Howard Gould, who was with Drexel
when he was arrested, told tho court
that "a little dinkey machine" had
passed them, "and Ve could not stand
GIRL TO PRACTICE- LAW
Stenographer of Former Acting
Governor Passes Examination.
PENDLETON, Or., May 3. (Special.)
Miss Wayfe Hockett, former stenog
rapher in the Condon law office of ex-
Acting Governor Bowerman and a mere
slip of a girl, is now a full-fledged at
torney before the bar of Oregon. She
took a special examination before Jus
tice Moore Monday and today with four
young men was admitted to practice.
The men are: Harold H. Clifford, of
Baker; Robert Service, of Baker; W.
T. Miller, of Wallowa, and J. W. Grif
fin, of Wallowa '
PATROLMEN GO HUNGRY
New Order Forbids Meals While Po
lice Are on Duty.
Members of the second relief of the
police department, who did not eat
hearty meal before going to work last"
night, patrolled their beats while hun
ger gnawed at their stomachs. Cap
tain Slover issued orders at rollcall at
11:15 that hereafter officers would not
be allowed to eat on their beats. It Is
said that officers had been In the habit
remaining too long in restaurants,
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RIOT IN CHICAGO
Workers Are Forced to
Flee for Lives.
MORE STRIKES NOW THREATEN
Freight Handlers and Tower
Men Likely to Go Out.
ATTEMPTS AT PEACE FAIL
Steamfitters Driven From Tasks at
Revolvers' Muzzles by Oppos
ing Faction Maintenance
Jlen Fight Detectives.
CHICAGO. May 3. (Special.) Pro
fessional sluggers and hired "gunmen"
ran riot in the city today, while Gov
ernment and state officials, architects,
building contractors and International
labor union officials worked in an ef
fort to restore harmony in the Indus
Late tonight all negotiations be
tween the freighthandlers and the rail
roads were declared off and a strike
will probably be called tomorrow. This
will involve the territory in an area
from the Canadian border to New Or
leans and the Pennsylvanlan line to
Western Iowa. It will also bring In
the teamsters in all affected cities.
A new element of discord was inject
ed Into the troubled building trades
situation when the Otis Elevator Com
pany hired elevator constructors to
take the place of the machinists who
have been doing the work for two
years. Sluggers working for the ma
chinists who were ousted by the com
pany raided a number of buildings and
attacked the elevator constructors with
the result that one man is In the Alex
Ian Brothers' Hospital and a number
of others are seriously injured.
Men Flee for Lives.
In the plumbers'-steamfltters' war.
International association steamfitters
were driven at the points of revolvers
from two school buildings where they
were employed. Frank Donohue, presi
dent of the steamfitters' union, was one
of the men compelled to flee for his
James Henderson, an elevator con
structor, wan thrown down an elevator
8haft three Btorles and was removed
to me nopiiai in a eenous conamon.
At the McNeil building, the machin
ists' pickets made an attack on the
constructors as they left work. One
man received a broken Jaw. Fou(
other employes of the company were
beaten In different sections of the city.
Three hundred machinists employed
by the Otis Elevator Company in Its
shops were called out on strike in
thja afternoon and efforts will be made
tomorrow to take out the iron mould
ers, pattern makers and blacksmiths.
The trouble will be spread to all the
shops of the company throughout the
country, according to the local officers
of the machinists' union.
Knives Are Drawn.
A riot was reported among the main
tenance of way employes of the In
dian Harbor Belt Railroad at West
Hammond, when a number of employes
living in boxcars of the company were
ordered to move by railroad detectives.
The men refused to move and in a
fight which followed, knives were
drawn and several men were injured.
Seven men were arrested and fined $50
Demoralization of railroad traffic in
Chicago, both passenger and freight,
was threatened today when the offi
cials of the Brotherhood of Mainten-ance-of-Way
men announced their in
tention of calling out 300 tower men
employed on six railroads involved in
their strike. This would mean, they
assert, drawing into the strike of prac
tically every railroad running out of
Chicago, because of complications that
would result at interlocking crossings.
H. A. Verpla, vice-president of the
International organization, made the
following statement today:
"Fully 90 per cent of the tower men
are organized and are ready to go on
strike with 2500 maintenance-of-way
men, who are now out Without these
tower men, the railroads will be able
to move little traffic. The strike at
present involves four belt lines and the
Illinois Central and Chicago, Milwau-.
kee & St. Paul Railroads, but other
roads are sure to be Involved if the
tower men' strike, as all of them cross
at least one of the strike-bound roads
at some point."
Tower Men Have Grievance.
The tower men aV. not members of
the Brotherhood of Malntenance-of-
Way employes, but they have griev
ances of their own, and were said to ba
ready to cast their lot with the strikers
on a promise that all would stand to
gether until a settlement satisfactory
to all is reached.
Non-union section-hands are em
ployed during the day on all the roads
but it was reported that the striking
pickets were forcing them to quit as
fast as the companies hired them.
Dr. Charles P. Neill, Commissioner of
Labor, arrived in the city from Wash
ington In the afternoon and at once
took up the dispute between the rail-'
roads and the freighthandlers.
A conference which lasted ail the aft-'
ernoon and early evening was held la
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