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RAILROAD BOSSES TO CARRY
- 8-10UR LAW INTO COURT
Railroad bosses threaten to fight
8-hour law. E. P. Ripley, pres. Santa
Fe, says if congress passes law the
matter will be thrashed out in the
courts. Hale Hokien, pres of Bur
lington, says supreme court has de
cided congress can't regula'te wages.
Railroad presidents received dis
couraging reports on lab6r situation.
Informed that union men can para
lyze all train service and that strike
breakers with skill necessary to op
erate trains can't be found. Bosses
will hold daily meetings to lay de
H. J. Carr, leader of union shop
men, denied reports circulated that
plans for shopmen's strike are being
rusnea. bays tnat demands were
postoffice officials. Federal laws
compel operation of mail trains.
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PLAN CO-OPERATIVE MOVE TO
GET FOOD AT FAIR PRICES
MASS MEETING CALLED
A plan is on in the city which will
be a slap at the middleman and es
pecially at the speculators who will
probably take advantage of the-rail-road
strike if it comes.
A mass meeting has been called
for Sunday morning at 11 o'clock at
162 N. Dearborn to give Chicagoans
a chance to get together to get food
into their homes without having to
pay speculators prices.
"Backed by E. H. Webster, A- a
Page, A. H. Peterson, L. Block, W. R.
Derry and others, the meeting is ex
pected to. bring good results. Most
m-pspntori rm0 mmtf o a nA of the folks behind the move are
" I -m n vwn sx3 Ati nn3 2 V Alt rY t tTn
have had plenty of time to consider T "wT m m
Illinois Manufacturers' ass'n,vthe
bosses' trust, still urging their lobby
ists at Washington to stop passage
or 8-hour law.
Counsel for Rock Island and Chi
cago & Eastern Illinoiar roads, now
in hands of federal receivers, say
Judge Carpenter's order restraining
all persons from interfering with op
eration of their trains will prevent
strike on those roads.
Although employes of Grand
Trunk road come under Canadian
labor agreement Brotherhood, of
Railway Trainmen say all employes,
of that road between here and De
troit will go out on strike.
General ' Freight Agent J. R.
Koontz, Santa Fe, lifted embargo re- j
cently ordered on perishable goods
settlement is seen in this,
Sheriff Traeger getting ready to
swear in special deputies to be ready
for duty Monday. Chief of Police
Heaiey is already arranging to hand
over most of police dep't to protect
tion that by Chicagoans working to
gether families would be able to get
fruit, vegetables, milk, eggs and but
ter at fair prices. '
The idea is to have trucks call at
farm bouses near Chicago and cart
produce to a-central point, where it
can be bought reasonably. Farmers
have told some of the men behind
the move that apples are lying rot
ting on the ground for want of some
one to get them. They can be bought
at very little cost Other farm pro
duce could be had in the same man
ner. Everybody is invited to attend the
COMMUTERS ARE HIT
Aurora, Elgin and Chicago road to
day jolted all ticket buyers except
received lajter than Sunday. Hope of Kthose who are regular customers.
Commuters are .probably the first to
feel real effects of possible rail strike.
They were refused commutation
tickets, which save money for a per
son who takes many rides.
Several complaints have been
made against the move, one of them,
Mail trains will not be affected, say I with the public utilities commissioa.
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