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Therefore, the street railroad companies of the city, according to Mr.
Fleming, will lose $1.68 per month per man by the award. :
The street car company in this case constantly paraded before the
arbitration board figures showing total pays to all the men, the idea being
to impress the arbitrators with the larger amounts.
When Mr. Fleming says the. alleged raise would cost the companies
'$450,000, that sounds big until you remember that it includes the alleged
raise in the pay of 10,000 trainmen for an entire year. The moment you
analyze his statement wtih a view to determining the effect of the same on
the individual trainmen, it at once becomes clearly apparent that the claim
that the trainmen have' been given a substantial raise in their wages is
The trainmen, when they made, the contract of 1909, with
the company were very much better off than they are at the present
moment under this award, even if you concede the correctness of
Mr. Fleming's figures, because the alleged increase of $3.75 per
month does not begin to make up the difference in the cost of
living between them and'.now.
Even if you admit, fr the sake of argument, the accuracy of
Mr. Fleming's figures showing that there was a nominal raise in
the trainmen's pay of $3.75 per month, the constant reduction of
time in schedujes will absolutely wipe out this small margin and
leave the trainmen with less pay per month than they had under
the old contract.
WHAT HAPPENEDIN CHICAGO
Frank Kosnofsky, 618 O'Brien st.,
beatenand Severely hurt when he at
tempted to stop baseball game in lot
next to his home. Hospital.
Ex-State Senator j. W. Templeton,
Illinois, buried today at Princeton,
HI. Died Friday of heart disease.
R. I. passenger train struck two
bagge trucks loaded with trunks at
Englewood; Union depot. Five men
jumped and escaped injury. Trucks
and baggage wrecked.
Michael Fitzanko, 13, who ran
away from home in Tower 'Hill, 111.,
has been arrested here
Detectives guarding home and
grocery of Peter Silvestri, 1342 Lar
rabee st Threatened by "Black
i Chas. Luebb, 1077 N. California
av., brakeman for C. M. &' St. P. Ry.,
fell from train. May die. " ,
Man rushed into office of P. L. Mur
phy, 9256S. Chicago av:, undertaker.
After making arrangements for bur
ial of a dead relative, made a 'loan"
of ?X0, Disappeared, J - .
John Poggi, 4618 Champlain av.,
private detective for Met. "L" Ry., ar
rested for slapping wife's face.
John Walton, 533 W. 28th st., sui
cide. Clothes lines.
Frank Burns, 216 W. Elm st., found
unconscious with stab wound. As
saulted by two Italians.
Fred Mott, 1825 S. Wabash av.,
fought with four men. Jumped out
windown. Broken leg.
Police searching for Mrs. Janette
Green, 60, missing since sometime in
J. C. Redfield, 73, civil war veteran,
found unconscious at 849 W. Monroe,
Mrs. Catherine Tomlinson, 57,
widow, 1329 E. 72d pi., attempted sui
cide. Cut throat. Will recover.
vCeorge de Silva and Michael Rin
ella arrested, suspected of' robbing
many houses they lived in. ?
Robbers attempted to hold up Mrs.
Anna Schwicardi, 1541 Wells st, hus
band, and J. J. Lorig, 167 'N. Eliza
beth st, and wife. Fought, All ge