This brought objections from the
car company lawyer, George Miller,
who announced his intentionyto plead
that the car companies have not
enough money to pay the raise asked
by the men. "" -
The arbitration proceedings of
three years ago, when the men were
bunked out of what they considered
their just rights, came up for discus
Miller for the car companies asked
that whatever increase in living ex
penses to be considered by the arbit
ers should date from this time.
Maclay Hoyne objected to this.
"The car men are unwilling to date
their increase from the arbitration
three years ago," he declared. "There
is a question here of a living wage.
We are willing if necessary to go back
thirty years to prove what it is."
Meanwhile Pres. Mahon Is awaiting
a chance to present his schedule
which calls for $1,200 a year. He
has studied Chicago conditions and
Chicago prices. He allows $240 a
year for rent; $80.75 for the man's
uniform and all clothing, shoes and
hats; $47 for the wife's clothing;
$37.50, clothing for 3 children; $50
for light and heat; $522.10 for food
stuffs and household expenses. Then
there is life insurance, $20; year's
union dues, $12; household instur
ance, $3; street car fare, $26; ice,
$12; schools, 6; church, $10; doctor
and medicine, $20.
Before the meeting today it was
announced that the men and com
pany had come to terms on the ques
tion of percentage of straight runs
and consecutive hours in which
swing runs will be completed. This
point was fought for two weeks in
the arbitration meeting three years
The men are to get 40 per cent
straight runs, 40; per cent runs com
pleted within 14 hours, and 20 per
cent runs complete in less than 16
hours, with the understanding that
these are to be reduced to 14 hours
as soon as possible. Time allowance
1 for "fallbacks" for meals are in
creased from 20 to 25 minutes.
BUBBLY CREEK "DECOMPOSED"
Bubbly creek, which daily pollutes
as many cubic feet of air as the
rendering plants at the stockyards, is.
a long time dying. On May 20 dubrQr
women held a burial ceremony on the
banks of the creek. Spadeful 6f
earth was cast in symbolizing its-demise.
Tonight another mass meeting will
be held at the U. of C. settlement to
discuss the situation, which is this:
Last Monday night the mayor ve
toed the ordinance providing for the
filling of the creek. He said that no
disposition had been provided for the
The sanitary district had promised
to provide an intercepting sewer, but
had not so informed the mayor.
The packers, who are accused of
emptying 75 per cent of the wastes
which flow into the creek, have so far
refused to bear part of the expense.
Now the trustees are going to use
a club. They have had an ordinance
passed prohibiting any solids, with
limitations, from being emptied into
the creek. A sewer is to be con
structed, also a plant for treating the
sewerage. Later they will collect a
large portion of the cost from the
BITS OF NEWS
Police seeking Edward Stoehr, of
Belleville, m., to notify him of his
tawara ocnaoarum, in, los Hn-,Ai
eeles. fell off Penn train at 56th st F
Mrs. Josephine Wayman, 1629 S.
Campbell, and Mrs. Rose Gordon,
2218 W. Taylor, bitten by dog. An
Albert Nohers, 3258 Potomac st,
and two companions identified as
robbers. Posed as policemen, vic
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