Scranton Republican, 23 May 1928 page 4

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Scranton Republican, 23 May 1928 page 4
THE SO&NtON REPUBUCAN,; WEDNESDAY, BULLET SUICIDE DOMESTIC ILL - 22. Marcus E. years, ended his at Wyal - at about resident of To - and had and daughter to . going to afternoon. in the lobby the afternoon when he Was ascended the and when near a mirror, his temple and brain. Death Body found on his were not revealed. troubles and ill as the cause '. of Auburn and the greater there. He about thirty in selling for.some years. lived; In New Towandai. Bradford survived by his one daughter, of Montrose,, Burch, of Burch, a well Towanda. held, in Jersey ' on Wednesday;' made In Jersey the deceased through to he fired the he was unsuccessful. that he wished or say goodbye BAIL SERVICE Page One) bSr associated four men of in aviation. date for starting air - rail service work of Colonel in the selection preparation of routes and The Colonel's executive and and he will assist members of his salary, whether the excluded other referred by Mr. Lindbergh. route will be on present services will be are required. HONORED May 22 (A.P.) was decked in honor of and Carl B. the top of arrived from CAFFELLi SCORED BY ' RIOP SESSION DELEGATES (Continued from Page One) of work and the idle men. throughout the district." "3 To consider and eliminate the individual contract system in District 1 that appears to be causing so much trouble and turmoil in District 1. This individual contract system is a violation of the contract betweemthe anthracite coal operators and the U. M. W. of A." Rising to the support of the resolu - tionHWilliam J. Brennan, former district district president, declared that it was the major question before the convention. convention. Brennan who conducted a vicious triade against Cappellini and the. district . staff stated that they should be expelled and that the membership membership 'of District 1 headed by the state or city police should march upon district officials to show their determination determination to that effect. Frank McGarry declared that he believed President Cappellini was a "contractor or affiliated with contractors."' contractors."' Starting with the famous vacation strike of 1920 when Cappellini Cappellini first became publically known, McGarry told of Alex Campbell, dead miners' leader, taking Cappellini and ,telling him for more, than an hour what to say In addressing the mine workers who. had called the famous strike. - McGarry referred to Campbell as "the man who'made Cappellini" and declared that he did not know why Cappellini would object to a special convention if it would throw any light on the solving of tile murder of Campbell and the other three in the Pittston district. : "During 1920," McGarry said, "Cappellini "Cappellini addressed mass meetings on Oak street, Pittston, and the house of Frank Agati, murdered district organizer, organizer, was across the street. Many times Cappellini pointed to Agati's house and declared 'there is .the Pennsylvania, Coal company office.' I don't believe that Cappellini wanted to give Agati. a job but - he got mired so deep in the mud that be believed he would save an expose by making Agati an organizer. Following Following Cappellini's election as district president the contract miners started to creep back into the mines and today today they are in No. 6 colliery and the Pittston trouble will not be abated until the contractors are entirely eliminated." As the debate grew tense, Stanley Edmunds, of Edwardsville, spoke of the connection of President Cappellini and Frank Agati, in 1923, when Cappellini ran against and defeated Brennan for district president. At the time Edmunds asserted "Cappellini "Cappellini told me that he did not fear the supporters of Brennan as he had Agati as a bodyguard." Edmunds stated "the assertion of McGarry that Cappellini in 1920 pointed to Agati's house as the Pennsylvania Coal company company office leads me to believe that Cappellini stood between the Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Coal company and its office."' Secretary Edward McCrone, of North Scranton, declared that records at the last biennial convention showed that Frank Agati served on the last scale committee which negotiated an agreement with anthracite operators and he received the sum of $3,310 for his work. "I want to Impress on John L. Lewis and other international officials that there are thousands of bona - fide members of United Mine Workers of America in District No. 1 who could have served on the scale committee without the international or district officials selecting . an alleged contractor contractor and employe of the local coal company to represent miners of the district In such important sessions. sessions. How can the miners expect! to get what they deserve from the coal companies when they have a representative serving on the miner's scale committee. I don't think that such a thing can be done." he said. Brennan in his tirade said. "Mc - Garry's statement that President contractor is district officials officials to authorize convention when, five demand as was decided to call , district and refused such ' Contract "Newspapers - are convinced is responsible for trict 1. If a contractor he existence of the In 1920 after the settled there was mines of district Cappellini was contractors stated the mines and full force. The tion 2 of article in not granting on demand of by their answers rules are only and not the and Williams without knowledge of district the special orisrin of this that it - was Lackawanna "It's a sad district and cannot handle organization. It Gillespie, of ask the district cials to step in reign of terror Pittston district contract mining "Then what that was never nathracite board was having any required by ordered a resumption colliery of the while new rates out and in this order out of chaos. ing the move in of the conciliation no precedent, but be arranged at was it not done the lives of others could have Joseph Dougher, 1682, flayed the "placing politics losing grievance laxity of duty. declared, there Local 1024 at local is run by declared that there tor with no right the United Mine $1.50 from the week and turns union instead of tary to do the the contractor s tive part in local creates sentiment STARVING WAR FOUND (Continued refused to associate persons living his mind had During the. last Dadds, according shot at a man. took a gun from Dodds explanation lieved the man his place. Dodds is in condition that he statement. Attaches given nourishment not be said, recover. Blakely borough have the man ii" hist mind is will be sent ot

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