Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1922 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the
National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. external link Learn more
Image provided by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, Urbana, IL
Newspaper Page Text
LAST EDITION ONE CENT
GIRL'S STORY LEADS TO WHITE SLAVE CASE
AMERICAN MEDICAL ASS'N IS ATTACKED
HOYNE GRABS ELECTION SUSPECT WAR NEWS
THE DAY BOOK
An AMess Newspaper, DmdyExcept Sunday
VOL. 4, NO. 161
Chicago, Tuesday, April 6, 1915
PULLMAN COMPANY INVESTIGATED
BY U. S. COMMISSION
Industrial Relations Body Probes Into Cheap Wages
Paid on Trains Union Head Shows Up Connec- -"
tion of Pullman Co. and Marshall Field.
Easy money big, cool millions of
dollars figured in testimony before
U. S. industrial relations commis
sion at the Hotel Sherman today. R.
W. Bell, discharged by the Pullman
sleeping car company because h.e
organized a federation of its workers,
was a witness. He read from inter
state commerce commission records
. to show what a fine piece of machin
ist eTy te P"flman Co has for milking
money out of labor through low
wages and out of the traveling pub
lic by high rates.
foyer $231,000,000 has been paid to
stockholders in dividends by the Pull
man Co. since 1877. The owners of
stock have put into it altogether $30,
601235 andq-mpre. -t
In short, you can build seven plants
and a system like the Pullman COi
owns out of the profits that have
been split up.
These were the figures Bell sub
mitted. He explained that side' profits
are made out of the men by Marshall
Field & Co. through selling uniforms
to the conductors and porters at
$24.50 ajiece. More side profits are
made by the Continental & Casualty
Co. and the Fidelity Insurance Co.,
which have a monopoly of all Pull
man insurance business. All train
employes buy their own pencils.
Bell made a distinct Impression.
Hhe has a clear record with the Pull
man Co. in every way except on
unionism. In 1913 the company paid
him a bonus of one month's salary.
'Ayrow of colored meaatlistening