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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 24, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 3

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RAIL HEADS PESSIMISTIC ON
'SETTLEMENT EMPLOYES
SCORN THEIR OFFER
Washington, Aug. 24. "Since mid
night the situation has taken change
for. worse," declared member of rail
way presidents' sub-committee be
fore sub-committee left for "White
House at their own request this aft
ernoon to confer" with president
"The situation is very serious," he
added.
Meeting at White House lasted
only ten minutes. Leaving the White
House, Pres. Holden, spokesman of
the group, said:
"The situation is not any more
hopeful than it has been."
"Is it hopeful at all?" he was
asked.
"I canont make any statement as
to that," he replied.
The sub-committee, R. S. Lovett
of Union Pacific, Daniel Wijlard of
B. & 0., and Hale Holden of Burling
ton, expected to report result of their
visit to meeting of whole number of
railway presidents at 3 o'clock.
"Everything now depends on this
visit to White House," said one of the
three. He would not discuss what
turn negotiations had taken to make
situation worse.
Effort of railway presidents was
concentrated today on task of put
ting railroad brotherhoods on defen
sive. To this end they were declar
ing generally their willingness to
grant the eight-hour day, while
showing that the concession for
which the brotherhoods are holding
out goes far beyond, that
They will concede, railway presi
dents say:
An eight-hour day for eight hours'
pay at present rates.
Overtime at present rates or arbi
tration of overtime question.
They say they will not concede an
eight-hour day for which they must
' pay the same wage they now pay for
a ten-hour day. It would mean an
increase M 21 .per cent in .wages to
brotherhood members, presidents
say.
Brotherhood officials today re
fused to see any concession in new
eight-hour talk of railroad presi
dents. r
. "That is the same sort of talk we
have heard for months," said one of
filial. "That is not meeting the pres
ident's proposal either in letter or in
spirit."
The brotherhood men charged to
day that big lines "are lobbying the
nation" to make it appear public
sentiment is with capital on strike
situation. Station aeents and others
are means, they say, whereby this
alleged-lobby operates. These .men,
employes say, have urged the public
to flood President Wilson with mes
sages favoring arbitration.
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BOMB BLAST 'WRECKS HOME OF
ELECTRICAL WORKER
State's Att'y Hoyne has begun an
inquiry fato the bomb explosion un
der the home of Jos. P. Kerrigan,
1029 N. Leamington av., early today.
The bomb was placed under the front
stairway and the blast wrecked the
stairs and walls and smashed all the
windows. Kerrigan, who is a mem
ber of. Electrical Workers' union No.
134, and his wife and two children,
and Mrs. Chas. Rohe, widowN and
owner of the building, were all
thrown from their beds and severely
bruised.
MAN SHOT IN "LITTLE ITALY"
Police are investigating the prob
able fatal shooting of Antonio As
cuito, also known as Morisi, who re
ceived fifteen wounds from a revolv
er and sawed-off shot trim at Lar-
rabee and Elm sts. in "Little Italy"
toaay. ne was ambushed from a
doorway. "Black handers" are sus
pected.
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Anton Kolodzietorok, 19, 8412
Burley, died from stab wound. Stan
ley Kaminski, 8555 Burley, held by
policy,
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