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came. They came, held up five pa
trons and went straight to where the
money was hid.
Edith Harrison, daughter of former
mayor, operated on for appendicitis.
Mrs. Catherine Scher missing from
home in Wilmette. Police asked to
Four bandits in auto held up Wm.
Kuehn in drugstore at 2059 Seminary
av. Got $35.
I Patrick Gordon, 16, shot by police
man after he held up pair at 42d and
Indiana av. Will recover.
TRAINMEN MAY STRIKE CAN'T
The overwhelming vote of rail
road trainment in favor of 8-hour
day is surprising even the union men.
While the definite result of the vote
will not be made public until May 1,
it' is known that less than 5 per cent
of the 400,000 affected workers have
voted against the proposition.
In one way the vote may be taken
as a direct slap in the fact for Grand
Chief Stone of the locomotive en
gineers, who, the workers believe,
spoofed them out of their" rights by
not fighting hard enough in the re
cent long and tedious arbitration
hearing which resulted in a victory
for the railroads.
Stone is an exponent of arbitra
tion, and the men, smarting from
bitter arbitration experience, want
no more of it. They have made
cleancut demands and if they are not
granted they want to strike.
It is noteworthy that the passenger
trainmen, who would be benefited but
little by an 8-hour day, are known
to be almost unanimously voting in
favor of a strike to get it, if that be
In a nutshell, what the men want
is: Overtime pay after 8 hours on
runs of 100" miles or less; on runs
when time on duty exceeds miles run
divided by 12y2; no- one to- receive
less for 8 hours or 100 miles than
they now receive working longer
hours or running more miles. .
TOOK TWO YEARS TO BRING
CASE UP WHY?
This morning Stanley Rejholec will
be arraigned in the Shakespeare av.
court for driving his team across a
sidewalk. He has crossed the same
sidewalk for two years with his team
and this is the first time he has been
Both Rejholec and his wife have
appeared before a subcommittee of
aldermen in the past few days and
testified how Herman Heinemann,
precinct committee of the 33d ward
and now employed in the election
com'n'r's office, had held out $6 to
$21 from his pay in the past seven
The 33d ward is represented in the
council by Aids. Buck and Michael
son. Michaelson is one of the may
or's floor leaders in the council. Aid.
Buck has been co-operating with Aid.
Merriam's sub-committee in trying
to find out the connection between
Ipolitics and the employment of teams
They have uncovered a good deal
of evidence on how laborers and
teamsters have had to come across
with cash to Republican ward or
ganizations and how civil service em
ployes were fired for not buying tick
ets to Republican banquets and
Aid. Buck will appear in court with
Rejholec. He is interested in the
case and wants to find out who is
Rejholec claims he was laid off
when he refused to purchase addi
tional tickets for a political dance.
Mristol, England, Jan. 27. Resolu
tions opposing conscription in any
form were adopted by overwhelming
majority at today's session of Natl
Labor Conference of delegates repre
senting more than 2,000,000 workers.
Pulmonary disorder caught from
Bleeping in an upner Pullman beithj ,