formed that overcharges for trans
pbrtation are made and in their ig
norance of onr language the poor
people really believe they are being
Sec'y Wilson believes one of the
greatest hindrances totheuse of the
Department of Labor as a free em
ployment agency is the lack of facili
ties for advancing railroad fare to
job-seekers. To remedy partially this
situation he has written the Interstate
Commerce Commission asking if it
will approve of regulations with the
railroad companies to run excursion
trains to the grain fields and other
places where workmen may be need
ed in numbers at reduced rates.
JOB HUNTERS STRANDED
Keokuk, la., June 17. Forty-one
mem seeking work in harvest fields,
and directed to Keokuk by an Indian
apolis employment agency, were
stranded here. Another detachment
from Cincinnati arrived today. The
men said they paid $7.20 to employ
ment bureaus, were furnished Sunday
excursion tickets to Decatur, Hi.,
shipped to Hannibal, Mo., and then
told that their ride had expired. They
paid their own way to Keokuk and
most of them arrived broke.
RAILROAD MEN FAVOR STRIKE
First returns in the referendum
vote being taken among the 75,000
employes of railroads west of Chi
cago show 90 per cent balloted in
favor of calling a strike unless their
demands for increased wages are
granted, officers of the trainmen's or
The result of the vote probably
will be announced on Saturday. Rep
resentatives of the employers will
then ask joint conference with the
railroad managers' committee. July 1
is the tentative date set for the con
ference. SALOON BOOTHS JOLTED
The saloon booth ordinance, in a
modified form, was passed by the
judiciary committee yesterday. It
will be recommended for passage.
The proposed ordinance provides that
in back rooms into which women are
admitted the booths shall be entire
ly open on the entrance side and can
not have walls or partitions more
than 3. feet high. Many prominent
women were present when the or
dinance was passed.
I. C. TELEGRAPHERS SETTLE.
After several weeks of negotiations
the Order of Railroad Telegraphers'
Union effected a settlement with the
Illinois Central System. The union
men will receive many important im
provements in the working rules and
6 per cent increase in wages, amount
ing to, approximately, $65,000 a year.
The settlement effects about 1,500
First Vice President John A New
man and General Chairman C. A.
Mulhall handled the negotiations for
MORE TO THE POINT
"Can't I sell you a copy of this
wonderful work entitled 'How An
cient Man Lived?' "
"No. But if you have anything tell
ing how modern man can exist, I
might take it"
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