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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 29, 1913, FINAL EDITION, Image 3',
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of the street car officials,, he offered
the men a scale which they .rejected.
"I cannot praise too much the con
duct of the men, who could have tied
up' the traffic and transportation, of
the entire city, during this trying
"Last summer when their demands
were refused the men could have'
gone on strike if they wanted to. But
they .tried,, instead, to settle their dif
ferences peaceably and without in-conyenience-o
"Yet these men wer deceived and
wronged by the 1910 contract with
"The companies and their partner,
the city, made $10,000,000 during the
rehabilitation days while the men
starved. "Even Judge Carter felt the com
panies were "able to pay an increase.
There never has been any question
but that they were able. to.
"The street oar companies of Chi
cago, have, inordinately swelled their
profits at the expense of the laboring
AFor the fiscal year ending. Janu
ary &1, 1908, the Chicago City Rail
way Co. made $2,577,693 and the city
"For -the year ending January 31,
1909, .theQhicago Ciiy Railway Co.
made $2,850,261; the city $522,587.
"Fo.the year ending January 31,
1910, the Chicago City Railway Co.
made $2,546,714; the Southern Rail
way Co., which this.. year became a
partner of the City Railways Co.,
made $108,891; the city made $475;
820. . v
"For the.year ending-1911, the City
Railways Co. made $2,994,547; the
Southern;Railway Co., $213;573; the
city, $960,915. ".
f "For the year ending January 31,
1912, the" City Railways Co. made
$3,109,661; the Southern- Railway
Co., $197,923; thecity, $1,049,001.
"I do not know how many train
men the Chicago City Railway Co.
employed.in 1908. There is"no,record.
But in 1909, the company employed
2i605i.in.1910, -2616; in 1911,- 2,8
iii, 1912, 3,108." t '
"These figures-show thatfor every
dollar the company -was paying its
men, the company and the city were
"This would' not be so-bad if the
company were making' these huge
rprofits by thebrains and efforts of its
"But it is not "so. The -street car;
companies are the children of special
privilege. They got their franchises'
by special privilege, and this money
they are grabbing is bloo'd money."
The courtroom was crowded dur
ing Judge Scanlan's speech. Most of
the audience were street car men,
vitally interested in the award.
William Mahon, international pres
ident of the street car men's union',
was present in the court
, When Chief Justice Carter read
his and Fleming's award, Mahon
plainly showed vhis bitter disappoint
ment ; .
. The award, in nine sections. Judge
Scanlan only signed- one section.;
Fleming did not sign that section,!
The"-first section .fixed the maxi
mum hours of trainmen at 11 hours
a day, the minimum 9 hours, except
for Sundays and night-time. All runs
on Sundays to be on straight time
and as. near 8 hours .as practicable.
The existing system of fallbacks for
meals, now in force on the Chicago
City Railways lines, is to be allowed.
The hours and wages paid train
men" on nights shall begoverned by
-the same rules which control hours
of service on day cars.
Motorman on sprinklers, cinder
and supply cars are -to be paid 28
cents ah hour,, the conductors on
such cars 20 cents an hour.
All men working on snow cars and
sweepers are to be paid 25 cents an
Trainmen on extra, trips after com
pletion of regular day's work are to
be paid therefor atxegular rates.
Car .placers, etc., are to be paid
$2.20 a day the first year and $2.50