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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 13, 1913, NOON EDITION, Image 7

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BURLINGTON PAYS LOWEST
WAGE TO WORKINGMEN
The Burlington Road, although
paying enormously fat salaries to a
army of workingmen was the state
ment made in tables of figures sub
mitted to the arbitration board by
J. V. Ryan, statistician for the Inter
state Commerce Commission.
Ryan's figures also showed an im
mense increase in the profits of the
road without a proportionate increase
in expenses.
Other things discovered by Ryan:
Actual expense of conducting
transportation formed a smaller pro
portion of the operating expense of
the Burlington Railroad during 1912
than on any other big Western road
except the Santa Fee.
The labor expense of conducting
transportation, including conductors'
and trainmen's wages, formed a
smaller proportion of operating ex
pense on the Burlington than on any
other road except the Great North
ern. Payments to the high officials of
the Burlington formed a larger oper
ating expense than on any other road
except the Great Northern.
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PASS RESOLUTIONS FAVORING
LA FOLLETTE SEAMEN'S BILL
The International Association of
Bridge and Structural Iron Workers
at their last regular meeting passed
the following resolutions:
"Whereas, There is pending before
the House of Representatives the
Seamen's Bill, known as the LaFol
lette Bill; and
"Whereas, It is a well-known fact
to everybody that the summer ex
cursion boats running out of Chicago
during the summer months are no
toriously overcrowded, and do not
carry enough lifeboats to accommo
date one one-hundredth part of their
passengers, in case of fire or other
accident to same excursion boats
therefore be it
"Resolved, That we, the members
of Local Union No. 1 of Bridge and
Structural Iron Workers of Chicago,
in the interest of public safety and
the protection of the thousands of
members of our families who patron
ize said excursion boats in the sum
mer time, request the members of
Congress from Chicago to vote for
and urge the passage of the LaFoi
lette Seamen's Bill, in order to pre
vent the possibility of an appalling
loss of life in the future, in case of
fire or accident to said excursion
boats; and be it further.
"Resolved, That the secretary of
this union be instructed to forward
copy of these resolutions, with the
attached copy of the report of the
Chicago Federation of Labor, to each
member of Congress from Chicago;
and be it further
"Resolved, That a copy of these
resolutions be given to The Day Book
and the Daily Press for publication."
o o
WILL HUG HIS MOTHER FOR A
STRAIGHT MONTH
.Punxsutawney, Pa., Dec. 13. John
James Hurley, age 20, is just "going
to stay home a while and hug his
mother."
It is fourteen years since he has
seen her. Shortly before his birth,
his father got the gold fever and went
to the California gold fields.
Six years afterward, a wealthy
miner, he returned and kidnaped his
son. A chase followed that led over
the East and John says he remembers
being turned over to a confederate
of his father and taken to Montana.
He says he went to Gonzaga Col
lege at Spokane for a time, and then
his father seemed to take a dislike
to him, and he declares he was placed
in a correctional institution at Che
halis, Wash., on a framed-up. charge
of incorrigibility.
A month or so ago John learned
about his mother Mrs. Mary Floetke,
who conducts a boarding house at
Milltown, Wash., told him. He came
home yesterday.
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