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    Part One
PACES 1 TO 10.
Brotherhoods Call Off Ordered Strike:
Eight.Hour Law is Ready for President;
-v Omaha ) Restraining Order is Set Aside
thiiiiiipii A 1 1 i . : , I
Senate Passes ' House Eight
Hour ,Bill Without Amend
ment and the Walkout
Order Revoked. ; -
Measure Goes ,to White House
for President's Signature ;
. :" 7 This Morning.; 1" ,
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Long Branch, N. J., Sept' 2 An'
nouncement was made here -tonight
that President Wilson would sign the
eight-hour bill passed by congress at
7:30 o'clock tomorrow morning.' '
Washington, Sept. 2. The threat
of a general railroad strike which has
been hanging like a pall over. the
country for" a monthf was ' Jifted
tonight. - .
Three hours after the senate-J)ad
passed without amendment the
Adamson tight-hour day bill, passed
by the house yesterday, the, heads of
the four great railroad employes'
brotherhoods telegraphed 600 odd
ode messaees to thftr general chair
man in all narts of the country can
celling the strike order issued a week
agq to take effect next Monday morn-
ing at 7 o'clock!, ,
Washington, Sept. 2. An order re
voking the call for a country-wide
railroad' strike Monday was sent out
eongTRs had passed the Adamson
eight-hour day bill and sent it to the
president for his signature, j : : .. . .
. , Washington, Sept. 2. 'The Adam
son eight-hour day bill, accepted by
labor union officials as providing a
satisfactory settlement of the de
., mands on which they base their order
" r1liif wtton-wide railroad strike
" for Monday, was passed without
amendment by the senate tonight and
now awaits only President Wilson's
signature to make it a law. Revoca-
tion of the strike order is expected
-within few hours.- '
' Art amendment by Senator La Fol-
lette W provide that nothing jn.the
proposed laws .should be construed
' to repeal or modify the law limiting
continuous labor on railroads to six
teen hours was sejected, 44 to 26.
. Vote on the Bill.
- Hie vote on the bill was' 43 to 28.'
- Senators Hardwickof Georgia and
Clarke of Arkansas were the only
democrats voting'; against the' .bill
Nand Senator La Follette the only re-nuS-iicin
voting for it. ,
' Tt - -f , I .1 1 A 1 J
1 ne .rauroaa nromernooa netus
k still were undecided after.-the;. vote
was taken as to when they would
cancel the strike order, but there
was said to be a strong possibility
that it would be "cancelled tonight,
despite the fact that the president
had not signed the bill. . . u .
Senator Pugh, acting president pro
tem of: the senate, and Speaker. Clark
signed the bill a. few minutes after 6
o'clock and it was sent to the. White
House, where officials said' it would
be held until the president's return
tomorrow morning from . Long
Branch.' He is expected to sign it as
soon as' he arrives. i .
The senate rejected A the ; Under
wood amendment, which would give
the Interstate Commerce commission
" authority to fix the railroad wages
and hours of service. . The vote was
14 to 57.v ?-,
, Senators who voted for the Under
wood amendment are1 ' vj
Democrats - Bankhead, ' Bryan,
Clarke (Arkansas),' Hardwick, Lee
(Maryland), Newlands, Saulsburg,
Smith (Maryland), -Thomas, Under
wood and' Williams 11. ' ,'-'-'
Republicans Gallinger, .Norris.and
Warren 3. - . .
The senate also rejected Senator
Newlands' amendment to makeinter-
( Continued on Page Two, Column Two.) '
The Weather
For Omaha, Council Bluffi and Vicinity
Partly cloudy tonlrht and- Sunday; . not
much chinra In temperature. w - H
J Temperatures
e' at Omaha
f Hours.'
5 a. m.
To a. in.
. 7 a m
8 a. m.
L 9 a. m.
V 10 a. m.
11 a. m.
12 m.:..
.. 63
... 65
... 69
... 73
... 76
... 80
Local Weather Recori.
., 11. 1111. 1911. lilt,
lowest last night...'. S3 , 7T
Precipitation 00 .00 .00 .W
Normal temperature, for todar. 70 degrees.
Deficiency in precipitation ilnce March 1,
8.67 Inchee.
Exceia corresponding1 period. ISIS. 0.11
niches. " '
Deficiency corresponding' period. 1114,
U laches.
General Weather CejedlHoaa. ' i
The weather la sllg htly cooler in the np
nsr Missouri and upper Mississippi valleys.
and la much cooler In the lake region; else
where no Important change In temperature
hs occurred witnin the the last twenty.
tour hours. Showers occurred within the
:at twenty-four hours In the eastern
atstsa, lower lake region, the Ohio, middle
MlMlisloot and lower Missouri valleys. No
rain is rsportsd from the Missouri river
west into, the mountains. The outlook Is
fnr nsrtl cloudy weather In thle vicinity
tonight and Sunday, with not much change
in temperature, , i a. wslbh,
Latest Strike News
Brotherhood officials at Wash
ington sent out. an order revoking
the order for a nation-wide rail
road strike as soon as the senate
passed the Adamson bill.1 '
' The senate passed the eight
hour day bill yesterday evening by
a vote of 43 to 28, and the measure
was at once taken to the White
House, where it will be signed by
the president this morning on his
return from Long Branch . .
-, Local brotherhood men ' have
made preparations to call off the
striae a own as nuuncu. t
Injunction suit against " the
Union Pacific conductors dismissed
when count of votes for strike in
court reveals more than two-thirds
in favor of the move.
All roads entering Omaha called
off ' their embargoes on freight
early Saturday in expectation of a
revocation of the strike order. -
Xw.VI"!'" V
Restraining Order Against the
Conductors' Brotherhood Is
' Dissolved When Count V
'. of Ballots Is Made. .-
Attorneys Battle Over Whether
the Ballots Should Be
; ,." Counted, j.,
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Central, Western and South
western Lines Again Begin
' j; Receiving Freight. I
Chicago, Sept. 1 Labor leaders of
the country abandoned preparations
for war-today and reverted to those
ior peace. From al! over" the country
railroad heads announced that em
bargoes placed on shipments as a
war measure were revoked. - v i
In Chicagd the usual meeting of
railioad presidents was not held, nor
did; the executive committee of the
General Managers' association issue
the customary statement. It was as
sumed that the Adamson bill would
pass the senate tonight, that the strike
order would be recalled, and that
trains would run as usual Monday
morning, the date set for the walk
out.. . , -..' ' '
- Trunk Lines Act.
Feeline assured that the strike or
der will be Cancelled, the following
railroads today revoked their emb-r-Qiicago,
Milwaukee ti St. Paul, Chi
cago & Alton, Chicago, Rock Island
& facitiCj Chicago e Northwestern,
Monon. Chicaeo & Eastern Illinois.
Chicago Great Western and the' llii-,
nois Central. The Chicago, JBurling-i
ton & Quincy revoked last night.'
Western railroad heads said that they
understood eastern roads would take
similar action in the course of the
day - '. C 1
Southern Lines Raise Embargo.
. Dallas. Tex.. Sept. 2. Embargoes
on all classes of freight were raised
today Dy tne ionowing icxas rail
roads: i
Missouri. Oklahoma & Gulf,' St.
Louis, San Francisco Texas (Frisco),
Houston & Texas Central, and the
Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe, according
to announcement from the several offices.
Kansas City, Mo., Sept. Z.w-Official
orders will go out from the general
offices of the Kansas City Southern
railway today lifting the freight em
bargo tomorrow. '.' . '
Rumor of Dissension'
Among the Firemen"
; ;i And Conductors
Chicaso. SeDt. L Reported dissen
sion in union ranks gave officials of
the railroad brotherhoods in Chicago
considerable anxiety today.., .
T. A. GregK. vice president ot the
Order of Railway Conductors, met
representatives of conductors on the
Chicago, Milwaukee &" St. Paul road,
who, according to officials of the road,
voted yesterday to disregard, the
strike order -it it is not rescinded.
Newspaper reporters were ordered
away fromthe conference room. '
; While Mr. Gregg and the conduc-.
tors discussed the situation, Timothy
Shea, vice Dresident of the Brother
hood of Locomotive Firemen and En-
ginemen, and James Murdock, i vice
president of the Brotherhood of Rail
way .trainmen, conierrea wiia
minor officials. ;
W. H. Jones, Officer of V
' Harvester Co., is Dead
' Pasadena, '.Cal., Sept. 2. W.. H.
Jones, vice president and director of
tne international narvesier company,
died here late yesterday at his home
after an illness of more thah year.
Mr, Jones was 70 years old and for
many years a prominent manufacturer
of Chicago. Funeral arrangements
were being completed today.
Mr. Jones was born in I'enygroes,
Wales, April 28, 1845, and came to the
United States when 12 years old. He
lived for a time in Columbus, Wis.,
and devoted most of his Jife to the
implement manufacturing business.
lie is survived by a widow and one
son, Garfield R. Jones, an attorney of
Pasadena. ,- .
Three Nebraskans
. Are Granted Degrees
Chicago, Sept. 2. (Special.) At
the summer convocation of the Uni
versity of Chicago, held yesterday,
there were several hundred graduates,
including those from Nebraska, to
gether with their degrees or titiles.
The following were granted to Ne
braskans: Auburn, Varro Eugene
Tyler (j. D.); Peru, Mamie Russell
Muu (Ph.B. in Education); York,
Guy Thomas Buswell (A.M.).
Following- a secret count of the
strike ballots of Union- Pacific con
ductors by District' Judge) Day and
his court stenographer, the announce
mcnt that the .count shows a .total
vote of 361 in favor, and 112 against,
and that the percentage in favor of
the-strike is 71.01 as claimed, the re
straininsr order preventing the con
ductors from striking was dissolved
and the cost of the action taxed
against Edwin A. Hamilton, the plain
tiff. The temporary order was issued
by Judge Sears, but the final hearing
was before Judge Day. ( t ,.
For an hour attorneys battled over
the question of submitting the secret
ballots to the eyes of the court. After
undergoing an exhaustive examination
by Attorney Sullivan for the plaintiff,
C. H. Friday of Laramie, Wyo gen
eral chairman of the committee of
adjustment, admitted that he - was
present at the first count of the bal
lots at New York, that he had ex
pressed the ballots from New York
to Laramie and Drougni inem to
Omaha in a satchel. He admitted
that the package was opened at the
Carleton hotel and the ballots were
again counted , Friday night, , but he
denied knowledge of their -whereabouts.'
' ' ' :
, :-V;". ' Brings in Ballots. ;:
Ahoiit that time C. F. McLaughlin
of the firemen's union appeared with
a bundle under his arm. -
'-Permission of Attorneys Jefferis
and Tunison. acting for the brother
hoods, was given to the court to count
the ballots, with the( provision that
th names nf the sieners be kept
secret- from Union : Pacific, officials
and ethers interested.
' Attorney Sullivan -had- threatened
to .call General .Manager Jeffers. of
the Union Pacific to the witness stand
to attack statements of Mr. Friday
unless the ballots were admitted tor
the court count. Mr. Jeffers had said
that Friday had told hint that but 56
per cent had voted to strike. " 4 1
Affidavits ,on Count. ,
Three affidavits of those present in
the Bristol hotel at New York when
the ballots were counted, submitted
in court Saturday when the case., was
called, caused Attorney Sullivan to
declare that if it was shown that
the required two-thirds of the con
ductors voted m favor of the strike
he was willing to ask his case dis
missed.. His action at the afternoon
session carried out his promises.
The chief contention of Conductor
Hamilton in his application asking the
Union Pacific conductors restrained
from striking was that the twp-thirds
majority had not been secured. "
C. H. Friday , and C. S. Hoffman,
chairman of the . local committee on
adjustment, were not 'in court at 3
o'clock. Attorneys for the 'complain
ing conductor insisted that the court
demand their presence and a hurry-up
call was sent tor them., Mr. rndays
testimony told of several conferences
with General Manager Jeffers of the
Union Pacific and his steadfast re
fusal to divulge the vote of Union Pa
cific conductors on the strike situa
tion.". He admitted informing Mr.
Jeffers that the vote of the conductors
in the Western association was 85
per cnt in favor of the strike. Ex
amination finally disclosed the where
abouts of the strike ballots and they
were : produced by "Mr. McLaughlin
with the explanation, that conductors
were assured their names would be
kept secret. Judge Pay agreed to
withhold their names in making the
uiunt. . ,
When court adiournld at 5 o'eleck
Saturday a room full of rnddyfaced
conductors were grasping each other's
hands. . , , .. .:.
.Jefferit for Brotherhood. !- .."
Bright and early Saturday morning
Attorney Jefferis filed three affidavits
showing the two-thirds' vote, placed
tnem oacx in nis pocKet and when
the hearing, was called presented
them in evidence before thev hrl
been inspected by Attorney Sullivan,
acting tor tne piaintitt, Conductor
Hamilton. ; . ,,.
Charges by Attorney Sullivan of
(Contlnaed on Page Tws, fjoloma Five.)
Frank H. Hitchock ?
; Will Make Tour of
.. ' Western States
Chicago, Sept. '2. Frank H. Hitch
cock, member 'of the republican na
tional advisory committee, will leave
in a few days for, a trip through the
west in the interest of Hughes and
Fairbanks. He will visit every state
regarded as close or doubtful, or
where there is lack of harmony, in
the local organization. 1 he states
he expects to visit are Wisconsin,
South Dakota, North Dakota, Mon
tana, Idaho, Washington," Oregon,
California, Arizona, .Nevada, Oklaho
ma, Colorado and Missouri.-
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Petrograd Official Report Also
Telli of Oaim Further to
-j' th South.' ., ' .
Pelrogrd,-tpt, (Via London.)
.The new Russian offensive in Ga-
hcia has resulted In further advances
in tlr idirecttbn',of Lemberg and far
ther south, Hear the Hungarian fron
tier, the war office announced today.
Violent fighting is under way.: The
A'ustrians arc- resisting - desperately,
but their counter" attacks, the state
ment says,' have been -repulsed every
where,"' '"' ""' ,'.'.. i ', '.
The- announcement says:. . .
"Northwest, of Kovel on the Stok-
hod, the enemy resumed the offensive,
but was repelled by our infantry. .
"In the direction of Vladimir-Vo-Ivnski.
near Sheltuvov:and Koroyt-
nira, fierce fighting continues.
"In the direction ot ilochott and ot
Halicz oiir trooDS. as the result of a
battle, advanced and captured several
positions. . '
"The enemy, who was compelled to
retire westward, is offering stubborn
resistance by counter attacks. '
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in tne airection ui- ivorosmezo
(near the Hungarian . frontier) was
captured several heights . .. south of
, Turks in Persia Checked.
Washington,' Sept: 2. The Russians
have driven the Turks out of Sultan
abad, a city nearly 200 miles inside
the Persian border, according to a
dispatch received in official quarters
here. It was. said large Russian en
forcements recently sent into north
Persia probably could check the Turk
ish advance on Teheran, the Persian
capital, unless unexpectedly large
Turkish detachments were sent up
from the Bagdad army..
' Germans Are Repulsed. .
Paris, Sept. 2. After repeated and
violent attacks lasr night the Ger
mans reoccupied part of the trenches
recently taken by the French on the
Somme front south- of Estrees. In
the Champagne, the official announce
ment saysr Russian troops put to
flight a German contingent northwest
of Aubererive after a spirited engage
ment. . " i .
Minor Gams by Britons.
London, Sept. 2 "Last night -as
the result of a minor operation," says
the British official statement report,
ing the military operations on the
Somme front in France, "we drove the
enemy from a portion of a small area
intersected with trenches northwest
of Delville wood, which it had recap
tured on Thursday." -,
French Trenches Taken.
"Berlin, Sept. 2. (Via London.)
Lively fighting is in progress between
the Germans .and the French and
British in the region n'orth and south
of the Somme river in France, says
the official statement issued today
by the German army headquarters
staff. The Germans fast night recap
tured from the French a trench near
Mayor Sebastian of
Los Angeles, Resigns
Los Angeles, Cal.,': Sept. 2. The
resignation of Charles E. Sebastian as
mayor of Los Angeles was formally
received and accepted- today by the
city council -at a special legislative
session called for that purpose. It
was said by councilmcn that no defin
ite -action as to Sebastian's successor
would be taken for. several days.- -
Country Dispenser! of News to
Spend Labor Day ' as
(, t Onegti of Omaha.
- Editors and their wives from low
and Nebraska numbering ' over . 150
have, definitely accepted the .invita
tion to be-in Omaha ! 'Monday , for
editors' day in "the metropolis.' The:
bureau, of. publicity extended f he' in
vitation, and has worked out the -general
scheme of entertainment for the
day:"' "' '-t 1 -. ;.'':::'.
During the forenoon they are to as
semble at the Commercial club, rooms
where they are to register. ' At noon'
they are to be entertained at a lunch
eon at the Hotel Rome. At this
luncheon they are to be guests'of the
Carpenter Paper company, Western
Newspaper Union, Western Paper
company, American Press Associ
ation and Barnhart Brothers , &
Spindler, jointly. '
' ' Go to Ball Game. ,
From there they are to be taken on
special cars to the base ball park
where they will see the-games as the
guests of Pa Rourke of Omaha, and
Mr. Hanlon, owner of the Sioux City
team. ' ' , -
Again on special cars they will be
carried to the Hotel Fontenelle where
they will have dinner as the guests of
the hotel. - .
Special cars again will whirl the
men to the Ak-Sar-Ben Den where
the initiation will be administered dur-
(Contlnae4 on Page Three, Cnlumn One.)
Aviator McMillen
Of the State Guard ;
Killed in Kansas
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
Lincoln, Sept. 2. (Special Tele
gram.) Major Haysel of the Ne
braska National Guard received a
telegram from St. Francis, Kan., to
night, notifying him of the death
there this afternoon of Aviator Ralph
McMillen of the Nebraska Guard in
a flight at the county fair and asking
what disposition to make of the body.
No further details were given.
Captain McMillen was the head
of the Nebraska Guard aviation corps
and. had planned to go to the border,
but was not accepted because of p
physical defect, he having .been in
jured in a fall several years ago that
crippled him slightly. He made one
flight from Lincoln to Omaha over a
year ago and was planning to make
another one.
He graduated from the Curtias
Aviation school in New York and had
been in the Nebraska Guard two
years. His mother lives in Iowa.
Exhibits Arrive
For the State Fair
(Prom a Steft Correspondent)
Lincoln, Sept. 2. (Special.)
Fear of a strike that is not to take
place has not affected the shipping
of exhibits to the state fair ana al
ready the places are beginning to fill
in good shape, ,
Forty cars of exhibits arrived this
morning and stock pens show that
there will be plenty of cattle, hogs
and horses on hand.
Miss Ruth Law. the woman
aviator, arrived this morning and is
preparing for the week's exhibition.
Rome Report Sayi . Martial
Law Has Been Proclaimed
At Several Placet. ..
Rome, Sept. 2. (Via London,)
Information reached here today that
the revolution in Greece is spreading
and that 'niartial! law1 has been pro
claimed in Athens, Piraeus and sev
eral other cities. " ,''..' '
'.'The Uprising is extending' in.Thes-
saly and Epirus, which, together. with
Greek Macedonia, in which the move
ment was inaugurated, constitute the
northern half of Greece..: ' j . ' ' '
, The condition of King Constantine
is reported to be very serious, i.
King Constantine has been in ill-
health for several months, never hav
ing recovered from an operation for
pleurisy. There have been no previ
ous indications that the king's condi
tion was serious. .
: Neutrality Policy Continues.
London. Sept. 2. After an audience
lasting two hours on Thursday with
King Constantine of Greece, which
gave - rise to persistent rumors. Pre
mier Zaimis, according to a dispatch
filed at Athens yesterday by the cor
respondent -ot the fcxenange tele
graph, company, said that Greece
maintained its policy of friendly neu
trality toward the entente powers
while awaiting events.
Peculiar Note to Belligerents. ,
The Greek government has sent a
note to the belligerent powers, says
a dispatch from Athens, dated Fri
day, to the Exchange Telegraph
company asking them "during mili
tary operations in Greek territory as
well as in the event of a siege bom
bardment to ' preserve the ancient
monuments and other national treas
ures." As the ancient monuments and
treasures of Greece are situated prin
cipally in Athens the note has given
rise to some comment in the Greek
capital. . ,. '
Defense Committee Organized.
Paris, Sept. 2. The committee of
national defense organized in Mace
donia is composed of Lieutenant
Colonel Zimbrakakis, Lieutenant
Colonel Mexarakes and M. Argyro
paulia, the latter prefect of Salon
iki, says a Havas dispatch from Sa
lon iki, dated yesterday. The appeal
issued by this committee to the peo
ple and the army urges them to
"drive the oppressor -, from Greek
soil." The recruiting of volunteers
was urged and large meetings are
being organized. -
Popular sentiment in Greece has
been profoundly stirred by the aban
donment without combat ot the
Greek forts in eastern Macedonia and
has been raised to the highest pitch
by Roumania's entry into . the war,
says the dispatch. i
Pershing Inspects
Troops at Columbus
Columbus,. N. M., Sept. 2. General
J. J. Pershing, commander of the
American punitive expedition, ar
rived here tonight from field head
quarters in Mexico to review the
regulars statoned at this point and
to inspect the new camp site of the
Massachusetts National Guard.
- While enroute here he inspected
troops at Ojo Federico and Vado
fusilas. the general expects to re
main at Columbus about four days,
President, in Speech, Accepting
Nomination, ' Sayg Neither
Seeks Favor or Fears
. '' Displeasure. ' x
Ten Thousand Persons Present
to Listen to His Address
of Acceptance. ' ' "
Long Branch, N. J., Sept. 2.
President Wilson, in his speech here
today formally accepting the demo
cratic . nomination for . president,
hurled defiance at the "hyphenate's."
He declared) "I neither seek the
favor nor fear the displeasure of lhat
small alien clement amongst us which
puts loyalty to any foreign poer
before loyalty to the United States." ,
The enthusiasm of his hearers broke
loose. Many leaped to their feet and
waved their hats.
The president's statement that the
democratic party had nearly carried
out' the platform of the progressive
party, as well as its own, was greeted
with laughter and applause. , ,.
t The president was reading his ad
dress from a sheaf of manuscript. His
voice did not reach all the crowd, but
grew louder as he continued.
President Wilson rose early and
spent the forenoon shaking hands i
with party leaders and - renewing
friendships with New Jersey members
of his party. ' ; t
The president's magnificent whits
summer home, surrounded by sixty
acres of lawn, presented a beautiful .
picture as the arrangements for the
ceremony were completed. I lie
house i was literally covered with
American flags and bunting and from
the tall flag pole floated the flag of
the president of the United States.
Chairs to accommodate 5,000 persons
were grouped in a semi-circle about
the house -and there was room for
20,000 more within, hearing distance'
of the president's voice. . i ( t
Members of the notification com',
mittee, headetf by Senator James of
Kentucky, arrived from . New , York I
(his morning, and members of tha
democratic- national committee - and
friends of President Wilson arrived '
on every train. - -
The president was in communica
tion with the White House and wan
kept informed of every development I.
in congress and receved word that the I
strike, legislation was practically -cer-:
tain , of passage,' several democratic
senators - telegraphing - him Vhat the
senate woufd adopt the legislation
this afternoon. " -
The president took an early morn
ing walk about the estate with Mrs.
Wilson. At 1 o'clock he entertained (1
at luncheon 200 democratic leaders!
from different parts of the country,
. (Fnll text ef President Wilson's speech ef
aeeeptnnee ef nomine 11 en will be fonmd oei
pegs four f this oeetton.)
Pontiff Protests . .
' Against Seizure of
: Palace of Venice
Berlin. Sept. 2. (By Wireless to
Sayville.) Pope Benedict, according
to the Vossische iZeitung, has formally,
frotested against the seizure by, the
talian government of the ancient pal-i
ace of the republic of Venice, the
Palazzo di Venezia, in Rome. - The
palace was being used by the Aastroe
Hungarian (ambassador accredited t
the Holy, See. u ' '
A decree issued by the Italian gov
ernment on August 27 said the palace
was confiscated as a measure of re
prisal for "abominable violations of in
ternational law and devastation of
monuments and buildings in Venice
without any military motives."
The palace was given by Pope Cle
ment VIII to Venice and remained in
possession of the republic until its
ian, wncn passca to tne emperor or i
Four Thousand Men !.
In Electrical Plant
Drop Their Tools
Pittsfield, Mass., Sept. 2. About
4,000 employes of the General Elec
tric plant dropped their tools and left
the plant on a strike at 9 o'clock this
morning as an action of protest
against conditions at the plant. The
strikers marched through the prin
cipal streets of the city to the city
common, where a mass meeting was
addressed by international officers.)
of the great popularity
of Bee Want-Ads is
shown in the wonderful
record of increase they
are making every week.
1369 More
Cast week than the
- same period a year
ago. , -'