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'the lunch hour from 20 to 25 minutes
and grant the men's wishes with re
gard to swing runs. The men get paid
' for time off for lunch.
The Surface Lines'has decided not
to go into court. Jas. M. Sheean,
representative of Tie.eompany on the
hoard, who quit the meeting when he
, saw the men were going to win, has
returned to the fold. He will present
a minority report
When the car men got it in the
neck m the arbitration three years
, ago they took their medicine without
, complaint. The Surface Lines can't
' dp anything but cough up the $1,000,
OuO a year in additional salaries, for
fit worked out this plan of arbitra
tion and chose Mayor Thompson as
No one feels that the men got more
than they deserve. No one has dared
to say that Mayor Thompson acted
unfairly in-voting for the increases.
The wages of the older regular men
will be boosted $100 a year. It just
.means that these men's families will
be able to dress a little better and eat
steak once m a while.
The mayor will leave at once for
the California expositions. When he
, gets back he will have before him the
job of umpiring the arbitration hear
ing between the elevated lines and
their men. Hope of settling these dif
ferences without arbitration has fled.
The company and men are to ap
point their own arbiters. State's At
torney Hoyne will probably be asked
to represent tne men.
CALL PERMIT R. R? GOT FROM
COUNCIL A TERMINAL GRAB
Chicago & Western Indiana Ry.
got a permit from city council last
night. Now it can build two tracks
across Plymouth ct at Taylor st.,
and build an annex to Polk st station.
Ordinance passed by 37 to 27. Aid
Sitts and Aid. Merriam raked it as a
raw deal. Several aldermen called
it a terminal grab.
Ordinance in council and commit
tee rooms for a year. Railroad bene
fited is controlled by Armour inter
ests. Marshall Field estate was the
chief owner of it in 1912. A report
filed by W. J. Lauck for the railway
brotherhoods in recent arbitration
showed the Merchants Loan & Trust
Co., which is the Field estate financial
machine, held 10,000 sharest)f stock
out of 11,500 in the Chicago & West
ern Indiana Ry.
Six-day vacation will be given city
laborers wlio have not taken more
than 30 days off during past year.
Aid. Richert and Aid, Watson spoke
for the order. Aid. Capitain kicked
when Watson said aldermen take a
3-months' vacation and office clerks
Capitain said office werkers and al
lermen ought not be compared with
ditch-diggers and street sweepers.
The common laborers get paid for
overtime. Aldermen don't So alder
men ought to have longer vacations
than common laborers. So ran Capi
tal's argument Other action of
Merriam order to investigate civil
service commission expenses, number
of employes, salaries and qualifica
tions referred to committee.
Speed of automobiles and motor
trucks limited to 5 miles an hour
within 400 feet of schools or child
Wm. H. Blencoe appointed mem
ber board of improvements, to suc
nnod cipn A Sr.hilline.
Should all movie films be made of
non-inflammable material?' Building
committee order to consider.
$1,500 appropriated for mosquito
Dogs will be killed at city pound it
not called for in three days. Code
Committee appointed.to help bring
national political conventions here
San Francisco. Champ Clark pre
dicts every person in America desir
ing work will find employment at iair
. wage inside of 60 days.