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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 25, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 6

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WILSON CAULS BROTHERHOOD
HEADS AGAIN NO PROGRESS
TOWARD SETTLEMENT ,
Washington, Aug. 25. 'With Pres.
Wilson and rail heads apparently
hopelessly at loggerheads," president
today stirred up excitement by sud
denly calling heads of railroad
brotherhoods to White House.
This conference, workers' repre
sentatives said, left situation un
changed. They were asked to accept
no compromise, they said, and gave,
impression as they left White House
that president might be expected to
stand firmly by proposal which they
have accepted, but which rail presi
dents refuse.
While at White House, brotherhood
men placed before president charge
that nationwide lobby is being con
ducted to influence public sentiment
in favor otrailroads. They presented
telegrams to show that Northern Pa
cific Ry. has asked station agents to
get farmers and business men to send
at road's expense telegrams to Pres.
Wilson insisting that controversy be
settled by arbitration. --
Brotherhoods deny they have been
asked by president to consider pos
sible legislation by present congress.
Washington, Aug. 25. The several
million dollars'worth of railway pres
idents who have been working here
for several days to prevent the
threatened nation-wide railroad
strike resumed their struggle today
with more desperation than hope
shown in attitude of many of them.
"The, situation is less promising
than at any time since7 negotiations
started," said one of most important
railway heads.
Discouragement today grows out
of this problem: How to grant an
eight-hour day and make the public
liberally pay the freight
Railroad heads want assurance of
binding character that increased cost
of operating their lines will be met
by increased revenues. Best they
have been able to get is Pres. Wil
son's agreement to do- "all that is i
T possible" In case thorough investi
gation shows alter "ignt-nour day
has been put in effect that-railroads
are in need of relief.
They insist that guarantees of pro
tection against disaster for roads
must be made part of settlement at
this time. The future is too uncer
tain, they say. Wilson's promises, as
one executive expressed it, might not
be worth much to railroads if some
other candidate were elected in No
vember. If president were' re-elected, ex
ecutives say, shippers and farmers
would make' a powerful fight against
any legislation tending to foist upon
them the ultimate burden of expense.
They have promised this in a few
thousand telegrams to railroad ex
ecutives.
This is new turn in affairs reached
by executives. The president, they
say, has notified them he can do
nothing in a legislative way now,
either toward securing a, commission
for the settlement-of future labor dis
putes or in matter of beneficial legis
lation to act as "adequate compensa
tion" for concessions by roads.
None of execfutives however, has
given,up hope that some way out will
be found. But few say solution can
come through eight-hour day pro
posal as offered by president
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CLAIMS WIFE SAID HE WAS NOT
FATHER OF THEIR CHILD
Frederick Paver, well known In
Evanston, sued ftirs. Nonie Falvey
Paver for divorce yesterday. Paver,
in addition to i charging cruelty, says
that Mrs. Pavey has "falsely and ma
liciously" informed many people that
he is not the father of their 2-year
old son, Frederick, Jr."
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BITS OF NEWS
State's att'y expects to have
Adolph Silver in custody today. Also
hunting "mystery woman."
Henry J. Furber, 70, .retired law
yer, killed himself by shooting In St,
Luke's hospital
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