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subject to recall only in case man
agers meet their terms.
The railway managers professed
belief that there would be no strike,
that the president would not permit
labor strife to block the preparedness
movement; and declared they believe
neither side should take drastic
action before supreme court decides
constitutionality of Adamson eight
Pres. Wilson, through Sec'y of
Labor Wilson and the federal board
of mediation, is prepared to watch
every move made here during next
few days. "
Formal statement issuedvby broth
erhoods declaring their loyalty closed
with this declaration:
"Surely the public must realize
that for more than a year we have
made every effort to secure a short
er work day and our membership
realizes that this question must be
disposed of and industrial peace re
stored before our country becomes
involved in war, which now seems
"Seemingly it has been the pur
pose of he railroad companies to
postpone final settlement of this
question until either a panic or a
war would defeat our demands."
The railroad managers said
"The railroads promised the gov
ernment of the United States,
through the department of justice,
as did the brotherhoods, that they
would take no further action until
the supreme court had acted. The
railroads win "keep that promise.
They are not going to be bulldozed
or frightened by the brotherhoods."
There is considerable speculation
here as to the power of the presi
dent to order operation of the roads
at a time when war is impending. It
is admitted he would have the power
as a measure of national defense in
time of hostilities.
The fact that some trains carry
mail, according to brotherhood rep
resentatives, would make no differ
ence as to the conduct of the strike.
A circular sent out declares the
men have just as much right to re
fuse to work on mail trains as on
FISHER TRACTION BILLS HIT BY
GREATER CHI. FED.
The Greater Chicago Federation,
made up of North-west Side mer
chants and professional men, sent a
written protest to the state legis
lature today asking that the Walter
Fisher traction biUs be turned down
in that body.
The reason set forth in their plea
That the bills seek to take away
from the people the right of front
That no public hearings have been
given at which the propositions could
That the bills provide for subways
which were defeated at the polls
That the Chicago Traction and
Subway Commission report on which
the hills were drawn is not yet com
pleted. That the scheme presented does
not better traction facilities for the
That the bills provide for a fran
chise of more than 20 years.
And thatthe present ordinance of
1907 has" ten more years to run.
DEATH NEAR FOR WATERMAN
Former Judge Arba N. Waterman
was given just a few more hours to
live when physicians examined him
early today. His life was being pro
longed by the use of stimulants and
the end was near, his attendants de
APRIL 10 BOY JOB DAY
At the' request of the Boys' Broth
erhood Republic, Mayor Thompson
set aside April 10 as Boy's Job Day.
An effort to place unemployed youths
in good jobs will then be made.