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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 31, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 3

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that strike was Inevitable unless men
weakened.
EIGHT-HOUR DAY OR STRIKE,
MEN TELL SENATE COMMITTEE
Washington, Aug. 31. A legisla
tive, settlement, even though it does
not include all demands made by the
four railroad brotherhoods, Vill be
acceptable to the 400,000 employes
who have all plaps set to strike Mon
day. Such settlement A. B. Garret
son, chief of the conductors, told
the senate interstate commerce com
mittee today, must include an
"8-hour-day law.
Garretson served notice that the
brotherhoods' opposition to legislar
tion like the Canadian disputes act is
unswerving.
"No influence can change our po
sition on this," he said.
"As for the question of authority,"
said Garretson, "I could, call off the
strike. But that would be only
through a satisfactory settlement
such as I have just mentioned. For
that matter I care not through what
exigency that satisfactory settlement
may come."
Sen. Newlands opened the com
mittee hearing by outlining' the six
measures desired by Pfes. Wilson.
He said no legislation proposed or
to be proposed would involve "com
pulsory arbitration." The strongest
measure in that direction, he said,
simply called for a government in
quiry and report that left both par
ties to the dispute free to act as they
thought best
" Garretson said railroads have made
only one definite proposal to
shift the whole question to the in
terstate commerce commission or to
submit to arbitration. He said the
brotherhoods do not oppose the prin
ciple of arbitration, but do oppose it
under its application in recent cases,
where he held the roads have done
their own interpreting of awards.
W. C. Lee, trainmen leader, told the
committee the brotherhood chiefs
could flash thej'message "satisfactory .,
settlement" and halt the strike, pro
vided the 8-hour bill is passed by Sat
urday midnight The men, he said,
are willing to submit to the collateral
investigation of wages andt the like
involved in the measure.
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NEW YORK WILL DISTRIBUTE
ITS OWN MILK SUPBLY
New York, Aug. 31. John J. Dil
lon, state com'r of foods and mar
kets, returned to this city with con
tracts authorizing him to- market
the product of farmers and dairymen
owning 190,000 of 250,000 cows that
furnish New York its daily supply of
milk.
Plan of commissioners is to have
state market milk consumed here,
and he intends, he says, to do it in
such a way that markets will get a
higher price. At same time city con
sumer, though he may pay no less
this winter than usual for bottled
milk, eventually will be supplied at 8
cents a quart
State- dep't of foods and markets
for several months has been market
ing in this city quantities of food
stuffs from up-state farmers -and the
commissioner says there is no reason
why the same thing" should not be
done with milk.
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MEAT PRICES GOING UP
Hogs jumped ten cents to highest
level since 1865 in the Chicago Live-,
stock Exchange today, when choice
hogs were quoted at 11.40 a hundred
pounds. Bailroads' embargo on
livestock responsible for the gain.
Cattle were up unevenly higher, with
the top price at $11.35 for beeves.
Sheep sold strong at prices from tea
to fifteen cents higher. ,
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TAG DAY FOR TEACHERS '
Chicago Teachers' FederatidnL
plans a tag day to pay salaries of 38
members of the organization who
were dropped through the enforce
ment of Jake Loeb's rule. Permis
sion will be asked of the city council
at its iijstjneetlng;
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