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FAMOUS P0LIJ1CIAN IS HIT BY
Inside the railroa'd brotherhoods a
storm is going to break, according to
members of those organizations who
say the arbitratfoiuaward to be hand
ed down.in a day ortwo will give the
engineers, firemen and hOBtlers prac
tically no raise in pay.
"It's good night f6r arbitration,"
said a member of the engineers' com-'
mittee, "if we don't get some of the
things we want. Last summer we
voted 99 per cent strong for a strike.
Among the 65,000 men on the 98
western railroads involved the senti
ment wis overwhelming for a fight
rather than submit to going along
with the wages and conditions we
"Theyjtold us arbitration would fix
everything all right It was cheaper
and safer. And now, it is admitted,
even by 'our grand officers, "Vyarrei
S. Stone; and W. S. Carter, that ve
have been. cKeated."
It leaked, out Wednesday that Stone
and CarjLer have sent telegrams to
President Wilson on the record Of
Charles Kagel, the" St Louis lawyer
who is one of the umpires oh the ar
Nagel was secretary of the depart
ment of commerce and labor under
President Taft He was recently
named by Sam Gompers as a servant
of the steamship interests in the pro
motion of immigration. Letters And
other data showing Nagel's direct
conections with the steamship trust
were published in the American Fed
eration of Labor news letter. The
purpose was to show that the U. S.
immigration policy in the past has
been dictated by transportation in
terests who have some of the highest
men in the government working for
Now the rail brotherhood officials J
call President Wilson's attention to
two serious charges against Nagel:
1. That Nagel was a member of a
posse formed in St Louis during a
street car strike In 1900 and; is "op
posed to organized Tabor."
' 2. That Nagel is- a trustee of the
Adolphus Busch estate, whose heirs
control the Manufacturers' railroad
'of St Louis and hold many securities
" The arbitration board has six mem
bers, two from the railroad compa
nies, two from the brotherhoods and
two chosen by the first four. These
latter two are the umpires. They
have-the. decision on wages and work
ing conditions for 65,000 workers on
9"8 railroads. The cost of the arbi
tration all round is estimated close to
31,000,000. It breaks all records in
It Is not known what Warren S.
Stone wants President Wilson or
anybody else can do, even if the pres
ident should politely kick Charley
.Nagel off the arbitration board. The
striking feature about.it is that the
brotherhood officials should not dis
cover Nagel's record until the last
minute is tip and the period of time
has almost .expired in which the ar
bitration award cah be handed down.
There have been 'plenty of rumors "
all winter that Nagel was hobnobbing
with corporati6n lawyers and mag
nates at .Chicago clubs and nobody
from the labor side had the social ap
proach to NageJ whioh the railroads
ONE OR THE OTHER
"Well, I'll tell you how it is with
me today, Lester," said the Old Cod
ger, in reply to the Inquiry of a sym
pathetic friend. '"I am either entirely
out of danger or there is absolutely
no hope "for me the doctor permits
me to eat whatever I blame please
and as much as I want ofJt" Puck.
COULDN'T FOOD HjM
"Would you like an olive oil sham-,,
poo?" inquired the barber.
"No, I would not," replied the
young man from the rural districts.
"I may be green but I'm no salad." .
N. Y. World. '