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STONE EXPOSES RAILROADS'
How to get rich by tricks in rail
road finance will be explained by
Warren S. Stone, chief of railway en
gineers, at wage hearing in federal
building. Stone announced that
he is going to the bottom of why the
railroads- say they haven't got money
enough to pay more wages to their
"Measures have already been tak
en by the issuance of fictitious cap
italization to absorb the increased
work and productive efficiency of our
children and our children's children,"
he said, "and there is no hope for
the engineer and fireman and other
classes of railroad employes to secure
equitable participation in the fruits of
their work so long as Jie present
financial control and administration
of railroads is unregulated.
"We shall show that if gains from
past productive efficiency had been
properly conserved enormous wage
advances could be granted to alU
classes of railroad employes, both or
ganized and unorganized, without i
prejudice to the interests of the own
ers of the property. Proceeds from
munificent grants of land by the gov
ernment were not properly used.
Their value was capitalized by flota
tion of fictitious securities.
"We shall show that all the fore
going conditions exist and shall con
clude by showing that despite the
financial excess of railroads in the
past they are still financially able to
pay fair increases in wages."
PROBE GIRLS DEATH
Lima, O., March 3. Coroner in
vestigating death or Daisy Coon, 25,
Beaver Dam, O., in hotel here. H. W.
Roberts, 28, former local policeman,
with whom the girl spent the night,
discovered her death when he awoke.
He said a sponge, saturated with
choloroform which law in the bed be
tween them, had been placed there to
jnake them sleep. He is being held.
ADVENTURES OF MR. MOUSE
res J ...
STORK PLAYS TO SUFFS '
New York, March 3. The stork"
has gone over to the cause of thfer
suffs. Left 3 baby girls with Mril-
Delia Conway at Bellevue hospitaL