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VOLUME 7, NUMBER 33
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An Associated Proas cablegram un
der date of Dorlin, August 2, follows:
Frances von Bredow, daughter of
Senator Francis G. Newlands of Ne
vada, and wife of Lioutenant Leo
pold von Bredow, of the Cuirrassiers
'Of the guard, formorly an attache of
the Gorman embassy at Washington,
died hero yesterday after a long 111
ridss. The funeral will occur at tho
von Bredow residonco In Berlin to
morrow and tho burial will take place
Saturday at the family soat of tho
Jacob II. Schiff, the New York
bankor, In a newspaper interview
says tho toderal administration is not
to blame for present day commercial
difficulties. Ho says it is a result of
tho "tremondous development of the
last ten years."
A Montgomery, Ala., dispatch to
tho Chicago Tribune under date of
August 22, follows: "Governor
Comer, in a statement issued here
last night, said ho would glvo the
railroad companies until October 1
-to comply with tho recontly enacted
rate law. If they do not comply by
that date, ho says, he will call a spe
cial session of the legislature and
urge the enactment of even more
' drastic Jaws. Governor Comer's
statement was the result of lnstruc
' tlonB given to the federal grand jury
yesterday. Judge Thomas C. Jones
urged- the Indictment of any county
or state officer who interferes in any
villo road's conflict with tho federal
government ruling: 'It Is the duty
of the department of justice to see
that the process from all federal
courts Is duly sorvod. This duty ex
ists without regard to the nature of
tho litigation in which such process
may issue or the parties to the cause.
This department has already an
nounced publicly on more than one
occasion that It would see the pro
cess of federal courts requiring exec
utive enforcement duly enforced
without regard to the cost or conse
quences.' This puts the matter
squarely up to tho governor and his,
advisers. If Governor Comer goes
ahead regardless of the injunction o
Judge Jones, and causes tho arrest
of Louisville and Nashville employes,
it will mean a test of authority be
tween the state and the federal government."
Paul G. Barth, who was recently
deposed as mayor of Louisville, Ky.,
committed suicide. Nothing in the
revelations leading to his removal re
flected upon him personally. But he
was sensitive to criticism and his
friends say grieved until his reason
The Chicago Rocord-Herajd says:
"While the government has not yet
collected the $29,240,000 which
Judge Landis imposed as a fine on;
the Standard Oil company, John D.
Rockefeller has completed arrange
ments to collect $73.90 from Uncle
way with the injunctions issued by n to couect n.-ju irora uncie
-4b'ia court nullifying the cheap rate Sam The amount is due him for
inw MAntiv r.nHA vw th wiain- his appearance as a witness in tho
law recently passed, by the leglsla
ture. Judge Jones' charge is an an
swer to the threat of Governor
Comer that he would order state
officials to enforce the law despite the
federal injunction. Judge Jones calls
the situation abominable, uncalled
for and, detrimental to the welfare
Washington dispatches say that
the administration will nexjt go after
the '.harvester trust.
proceedings at the rate of $150 a
day as witness fee and $72.40 as
mileage at the rate of ten cents per
mile for the 724 miles traversed in
reaching the court of Judge Landis.
The necessary documents have been
filled out and sent to Cleveland for
the oil king's signature. Then a
check will be mailed. The affidavit
uum mr. jtt.uuK.jLt5iir ueuuung nisan(j 3 0j article 2.
xpeumture or time ana travel was
received by J. P. Wolf, deputy United
States marshal, yesterday."
The .Houston (Texas) Post pre
sents a schedule;; of the grievances
of tho strjklngtelegraphors "as fol
lows: ' "'
Section 1. Pay Tricks. A day
trick shall consist of eight consecu
tive hours, beginning not earlier
than 7 o'clock a. m., and nonater
than 9:30 o'clock a. m.
Sec. 2. Night Tricks. A night
trick shall consist of seven consecu
tive hours, beginning not earlier
than 4 o'clock p. m., and not later
than 7 o'clock p. m.
Sec. 3. Late Night Tricks. A late
night trick shall consist of seven consecutive-hours,
beginning not earlier
than 11 o'clock p. m., and not later
than 2 o'clock p. m.
Sec. 4. Split Tricks. Seven,
hours shall constitute a day for a
split trick, and telegraphers shall
not be required to report more than
twice in twenty-four hours.
Section 1. Overtime Worked by
Regular Telegraphers. Overtime
worked by regular telegraphers shall'
be computed at their salary rating
and at the rate of seven hours per
day, Sundays and legal holidays ex
cepted, and at no time shall overtime'
be substituted to replace time lost.
Sec. 2. Time Worked Holidays. ,
Services rendered by all telegraph
ers on the following holidays, towiti
New Year's day, Memorial day, Deco-'
ration, day, Thanksgiving day and
Christmas day shall be paid for at!
the rate of one day's pay for each
and every four consecutive hour's;
work and overtime pro rata,
Sec. 3. Time Worked Sundays.
All Sunday time shall be computed
as extra at the rate of four hours
Sec. 4. Extra Telegraphers' Time.
Eight hours shall constitute a day
for extra telegraphers, between the
hours of 7 o'clock a. m. and 4 o'clock
p. m. and seven hours Bhall consti
tute a day between the hours of 4
o'clock p. m. ad 7 o'clock a. m.,
excepting as provided in sections 2
-e-,A.t WeEt Plains, Mo a Taft-Had-lejrclub
has been organized. The
'plan is to boom Herbert S. Hadloy,
Missouri's attorney general, for sec
ond place on tho ticket.
Samuel Gompers announces-that
labor organizations will bring suit
against the National Manufacturers'
association, charging its members
The Oregon Trust and Savings
bank, Portland, Ore., failed with de
posits of $3,000,000.'
John H. Miller, who was speaker
of the Illinois house of representa
tives in 1903, died at St. Louis.
Robert A. Pinkorton, head of the
Plnkorton detective agency, died on
board the steamship Bremen on- his
way to Europe on August 12. The
news reached New York, AugUBt 17.
Mr. Pinkerton was on his way to
uermany for ills health. Robert A.
Pinkerton was born at Dundee, 111.,
in 1848, and was educated at Notre
Dame university, Indiana. His fath
er, Allan Pinkerton, founded Sinker
ton's National Detective agency, and
Robert A. and his brother, William
A. of Chicago, became Its heads.
From 1864 until tho close of the
civil war he served In the United
btates secret service. He had been
established in the detective business
in this city nearly forty yoars."
A Montgomery, Ala., dispatch to
the St. Louis Globe-Democrat fol
lows: "District Attorney Parsons
has received tho following from At
THEY WERE REALLY AGREED
Timothy Woodruff tells of the ef
forts on the part of a kindly disposed
man in Albany to arbitrate between
a man and his wife who were airing
their troubles on the sidewalk one
"Look here, my man," exclaimed
the Albany man, at onco intervening
In the altercation, "this won't do,
"What business is it of yours?"
demanded the male combatant
"It's my business only so far as
I may be of service in settling this
dispute," answered the other mildly,
"and I should like very much to do
"This ain't no dispute," sulkily re
turned the man.
"No dispute!" came in astonished
tones from the would-be peacemaker.
"Why you "
"I tell you that it ain't a dispute,"
insisted the man. "She thinks she
ain't goin' to get my week's wages,
Sec. 5. Lunch Reliefs. No tele
grapher shall be compelled to work
more than four and one-half consecu
tive hours without being allowed
thirty minutes for lunch.
Sec. 6. Short Reliefs. Tele
graphers shall be given all necessary
short reliefs promptly, and in case
said telegraphers can not be relieved
within thirty minutes of the time
of the request, they be allowed to
take ten minutes without prejudice.
Section 1. Extra Telegraphers.
Telegraphers on the extra list shall
be given an opportunity to make full
time each month.
Sec. 2. Regular and Exfra Tele
graphers Both regular and 'extra
telegraphers shall be given the pref
erence over telegraphers employed
by other firms and corporations.
Section 1. Bonus Wires All tel
egraphers working bonus wires shall
be paid at the highest rate of salary,
and 260 messages shall constitute a
day's work, and telegraphers shall,
at their request, be relieved after
handling their stint.
Sec. 2. Bonus Reliefs. Tele
graphers relieving on the, bonus
wires shall receive hourly bonus pro
Section 1, Increase in Salary.
All telegraphers shall receive an in
crease of 15 per cent in salary, based
Sec. 2. Sliding Scale. The slid
ing scale shall be abolished.
' ARTICLE VL
Section 1. Resignations. Tele
graphers desiring to leave the ser
vice shall be required to give six
working days' notice.
Sec. 2. Dismissals. Telegraph
ers dismissed for other reasons than
gross Insubordination shall be .given
six working days' notice.
Sec. 3. Telegraphers shall not bo
dismissed except for just cause. Em
ployors' mere statements that dis
missal is for unsatisfactory service
shall not be deemed a just' cause.
The reasons must be clearly and spe
cifically stated in writing.
Section 1. Arbitration. A tele
grapher discharged, suspended or re
duced shall have the right to appeal
to an arbitration committee, ono
member to be appointed by the said
telegrapher, one member to be ap
pointed by the company, the two to
select a third; and in event that tho
third can not be agreed upon within
a period of forty-eight hours tho
third member be designated by the
labor commissioner of the state.
Should the arbitration committee
find in favor of said telegrapher, ho
shall bo reinstated Immediately 'with
out prejudice and receive full pay
for all time lost.
Section 1. Typewriters. The
company shall furnish all type
writers. - -
Section 1. Reinstatement. All
telegraphers employed by the com
pany prior to August 9, 1907, shall
bo immediately reinstated, without
prejudice, and no discrimination
shall be shown on account of said
telegraphers' affiliation with any
Section 1. The word "telegraph
ers" shall be construed as meaning
all employes, towit: "Morso oper
ators," "traffic chiefs," "duplex and
quadruplex chiefs," "wire chiefs,"
"division chiefs," "Wheatstone key
clerks," "copyists and punchers,"
"branch office managers and opera
tors," "check and service elerks."
Section 1. Pay Days Pay days
shall be Mondays of each week.
ADVANTAGES OF SYSTEM
"It was a personally conducted
"How are they?"
"All to the good. Post-cards wero
brought to us at every town. Often
we didn't have to leave the train."
torney General Bonaparte In CQnnec- and I know she-aln'fc. That ain't no on their rating in effect' August 8
tion with tho Louisvlllo and Nash-,1 dispute!" .Lipplncbtt's. J - 1 1907. ' ' - . '
Women's delicate nerve organism
subjects thorn to so much, suffering-,
that It Is almost inconceivable how
they manage to fulfill the various
household and social duties, and yet
they do and suffer.
fLa.rul,,t.noy understand tho naturo
pfi their delicate orgunism, but over
look the wonderful influence their ner
vous system has upon their general
They are not sufficiently improssed
wuu me iucc tnat an their ills are di
rectly traceable to tho nervous system.
t. That their periodical sufferings and
headaches are duo to weakened nerves.
Dr. Miles' Nervine '
had been wonderfully successful in re
vitalizing the nerves' and curing all
cases of nervous disorders and loss of
Thousands of delicate women have
regained thoir honlth and vigor- by us
use, and tho thoughtful fortify them
selves by keeping their nervous sys
tem strong and vigorous by its use.
"From a thin nervous wreck, miser
able and wretched, I am now enjoying
spienaia neaun, ana it js au iracuuu";
to your splendid medicine, Dr. Miles
l- MRS. MAUD B. OPDINGER.
1 - . . Philadelphia, Pa.
. Tho first bottle will benefit, if not,
the' druggist will rotur,n your" money.
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