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MAY SHOW BURLINGTON STAND
How much does the Burlington be
lieve in arbitration?
Hale Holden, lawyer-president of
the Burlington road, said in Wash
ington a few days ago that all dis
putes between railroads and workers
should be settled by arbitration.
Holden may, before the day is
over, have a chance to show how
much he-meant that.
The striking freight .handlers of
the Burlington road today took un
der adviseemnt JJle sugegstion that
they offer to submit their differences
with the Burlington to a board of
If the freight handlers do this, the
Burlington will have to accept the
offer, or by refusing, admit that Hol
den was not speaking truly or sin
cerely "when he, in Washington,
talked so strongly for arbitration of
the' trainmen's dispute.
In Washington Holden was such a
strong champion of arbitration that
he was made chairman of the gen
eral committee of railroad presidents
which tried to induce Pres. Wilson to
force arbitration of the trainmen's
- John Fitzpatrickpresof the C. F.
of L. and organizer of the first union
of freight handlers in Chicago, was
the man who suggested putting it up
to the Burlington to settle the freight
handlers' strike by arbitration. In
an enthusiastically received speech
at Bricklayers' hall today he. toM the
men he thought arbitration talk of
railway presidents in Washington
was a "snare, delusion and a trick
to mulct the workers."
The railroad men say it is the pol
icy of the railroads to plead for ar
bitration when they know the men
are strong enough to win their strike
and to refuse arbitration when they
think they can lick the unions.
"The railroad's use of arbitration
Is like the gambler's coin flipping,"
said a worker, ''it's head you lti&e,
tails I win."
JOIN HANDS IN MOVE TO STOP
v MILK SHORTAGE IN CHI.
Health Com"r Robertson today'
conferred wjth representatives of the
"L" roads, the surface lines, the in
terurban roads and milk producers
with a view of saving Chicago from
a milk shortage.
It was discovered that Chicago can
get about 80 per cent of its normal
amount of milk and that it should
not be necessary for the dairies to
raise the prices. It was also decided
to ask the corporation counsel for aH
opinion concerning the right of the
interurban trains to run over the "L"
roads in the event of a' rail strike. If '
this is done the milk can be brought
right to the heart of the city.
"LOOKS LIKE STRIKE" GREGG
"Looks to me like a strike," re-
marked T. A. Gregg, vice pres. Order
of Railroad Conductors, when he ar
rived in Chicago today from Roan
Gregg, with Timothy Shay, vice
pres. of the Brotherhood of Firemen
and Jas. Murdoch, vice pres. of the
Trainmen, will constitute a commit
tee which will have charge of the
25 roads entering Ghicago if a strike
is called. gfffWB
'What do the men think of Pres.
Wilson's effrorts?" Gregg was asked.
"The men know Wilson has done
his best," said Gregg.
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PANAMA CANAL BLOCKED
Washington,, Sept 1. The Pan
ama canal commission received a
dispatch from Maj. Gen. Goethals,
governor of the Canal zone, report
ing a slide at Cucaracha, just south,
of Gold Hffi. About 200 feet of the v
channel are blocked. No vessels
have gone through since Wednesday.
Kansas City, " Mo., Three .men
killed by ammonia fumes and two '
others injured when caught by ex
plosion in private refrigerating plant '