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THE DAY BOOK
500 SO. PEORIA ST.
e398
Vol. 1, No. 83 Chicago, Tuesday, Jan. 2, 1912
TEL. MONROE 353
One Cent
BUSINESS INTERESTS ON HARRIMAN AND I. C.
LINES WANT STRIKE SETTLEMENT
Financial Loss the Cause Strike-Breakers Issue Notice
Denouncing Rank Conditions on Harriman Lines
Men Forced to' Live Like Hogs.
Aroused by the financial loss
they are suffering, business inter
ests throughout the district af
fected by the strike of the shop
men on the Illinois Central and
Harriman lines, are demanding
immediate settlement of the
strike, and in the majority of
cases urge that the roads con
cede the strikers the right of sys
tem federation. It is pointed. out
that the roads themselves have
one of the strongest and tightest
federations in existence.
At a citizens' meeting a.t Cen
tralia last night, addressed by
President J. W. Kline of the
Blacksmiths' union, a resolution
was adopted commending the
strikers for their peaceful atti
tude, and indorsing their demand
for the right to federate. The
resolution set forth -that the road
themselves were the originators
of the federation idea.
The strongest protest yet en
tered comes from Xcw Orlean.
where the large shipping interests
claim they c re caught "coining
end going." It is claimed that the
Texas Pacific has seized the op
portunity to raise rates, and the
shippers, unable to get their pro
duce moved to the other lines, are
forced to accept the terms.
As a result of a meeting to be
held this afternoon in New Or
leans, the Texas Pacific may also
be added to the list of struck
roads. The shopmen there are
demanding the right to federate,
and today's conference "between
representatives of the two par
ties to the controversy will set
tle the matter. If the road turns
the men down, a strike in the
near future is a practical cer
tainty. The New Orleans Item, prints
interviews with several of the
largest shippers, -in which the
statement is. made that during
the first few weeks of the strike
the los to business was heavv.
I Freight movements then returned
to normal, but during the last
three weeks, the damage becaue
of inability of the roads tp handle
freight ha- been enormous
I lead oi" iV l'Tgc-t shipping

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