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MffiSdGH&ST TO OFFEB
FLAX OF SETTLEMENT
Wilson Frame* Definite Scheme
for Averting Big* Hallway
Washington, Aug. President
wusoa wcay compiotem a ueuar.e
ftlan for settlement of the threatened
a&tion'wide strike and will submit it
to representatives of the managers
and employ** 'tomorrow.
Hie proposition, framed by the
president after conferences with the
managers and employes since Monday
morning, proposes that the railways
concede the eight hour day. Later it
jrobably will be prompted that a federal
commission appointed by the
^resworn or createa Dy congress mrietigat.e
all problems "which have
risen during the present discussion.
The chief obstacle in the "way of
acceptance of the plan lies in the insistence
of the railroad managers on
arbitration and their opposition to an
eight hour day and in the demand of
the employes for extra pay of time
and a half for overtime. "Whether the
two sides "wil give in oil these ponts |
constituted the -chief danger in the!
situation tonight, although adminis-;
tration officials said the negotiation J
vrould continue until ia peaceful solu- j
tion -was found.
Committee in Wasington.
The general committee of the employes,
nclucting 40 representatves
?f the trainmen and enginemen on the
225 railroad systems of the country,
arrived here tonight.
The general committee has plenary
powers to accept or reject any suggestions.
The men said tliey thou^t
the outlook encouraging for a- settlement.
At *3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon
the president will meet the entire
, general committee in the West room
of the White House and lay before
them his plans. He will accompany it
with a statement appealing to their
patriotism and urging a compromise
in the interests of the nation.
iWliile no time has been set for a
conference between the managers'
committee and the president, it is
thought probable it will tal& place
tomorrow morning. When Mr. Wilson
sees the managers he will make practically
the same statement he will deliver
to thie employes, paying particular
attention, however, to the points
be feels the managers should concede.
The president completed his plan
during a conference today with Judge
William L. Chambers of the federal
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Immediately afterward Judge Chambers
talked 'briefly with the managers.
He did not confer witli the employes.
Jfo Other Formal Meetings.
The conference between the president
and Judge Chambers was the
only formal meeting of the day in
connection with the situation. The
managers spent the day in informal
meetings and conferences at their hotel.
The employes' representatives
Tested at their hotel.
Hie president is depending largely
on public opinion to force a settlement.
Should the present method of
procedure seem about to fail, it. was
thought probable today he would take
tLe public into his confidence.
Discussion of the creation of a federal
commission to investigate the
iteilroad situation centred largely today
around the contention of railroad
officials that such a commission -would
"be able to get all the facts and he able
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crisis. The president lias taken tp
with both sides suggestions as to the
best "way to make up a satisfactory
The principal reason's advanced by
the managers in insisting on arbitration
were their belief that the
whole principle of arbitration is at
stake and points made during the consideration
of their recent petitions for
a 5 per cent, increase in freight rates.
The interstate commerce commission
intimated at that time that when railroad
officials gave wage increases of
jycs7ti *?/wvrf? and "without arbitra I
tion they must bear the consequences.
To Defend Their Stand.
During the day the managers' committee
had experts at work compiling
d-ata on the cost to the railroads of an
eight hour day. These data, they
planned to present to the president to
uphold their position.
All day petitions from unorganized
railroad "workers protesting against a
general strike continued to arrive at
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received letters and telegrams from
many individuals and organizations
urging him to do his utmost to prevent
a tieup of the country's railroads.
Members of congress kept in close
touch with the situation, although it
was understood no determined effort
^QUid jiDBgrmiiikmil action would be >
taken votara PMcnaaasded by the
president or unless his efforts to avert
a strike should fail.
Brotherhood officials "were particularly
cautious about committing themselves
as to -what form of settlement
probably would be &greeable to the
committee of 640. They are anxious
that any agreement shall have the
unanimous vote of the whole committee.
"With a view to giving the entire
committee the fullest opportunity to
discuss any propositions which might
arise the brotherhood leaders tonight
rented a hall for onferences. The
first meeting will be held tomorrow
.afternoon before calling at the White
[House. leaders plan to noia anotner
| meeting after the conference with the
Stand Firm on That
Most of the brotherhood. leaders
who have beer conferring -with the
president, it was declared, would be
willing to negotiate all issues to the
controversy except the guaranteed
eight hour day. On all sides it was
reiterated that the original proposal
of time land a half for overtime mere
iy was included m me euLipiv.ye.i s> ucmand
for the purpose of enforcing an
eight hour day agreement should one
be entered into.
W. S. Carter, -head of the firemen's
brotherhood, who went to New York
last night to confer with the general
committee, carried no suggestions
from the employes' conferees here aji
to what their attitude should he. He
discussed the general situation with
the men hut made no effort to advise
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an advance guard from the Southern
and Southwestern parts of the country,
where the eight hour day Is in effect
on most of the Toads, preceded Mm
here soon after receiving their summons
from their leaders.
A. G. Garrets on and W. & Stone,
heads of the conductors' and engi
Beers' brotheniooas, respectively, conferred
with Samuel Gompers, president
of the American Federation of
The 640 delegates from New York
all carried their complete baggage,
expecting to go home from here. They
believed their -stay here would not extend
over two or three days. Most
oJ them insisted the question at issu1
was not as difficult of adjustment as it
had appeared at first.
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Pittsburg, Aug. 17.?Retail prices ^
a1 ir? A Vi O A Ai* f + n
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per gallon within the last four days.
Today dealers will clip off another
cent from the sellink price. The first
cut came last Friday. Today's price
will be 23 cents per gallon.
Ralph Baker, last year star athlete
at -Newberry college, who was given
a trial on the Richmond Internationii
League club, and later farmed out o
Raleigh, has been recalled to Richmond
September 4.?Columbia Record.
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Employees Accept Peace
Washington, Aug. 13.?Presi lent
Wilson's plan for settlement! of the
threatened nationwide railroiid strike
was accepted today by the representatives
of the employes and taken
under consideration by the represen
tatives of the roads, with many irdications
that they would reject it tomorrow.
The word came from th>
managers tonight, however, that they
had reached no definite decision.
With the situation thus apparently
deadlocked the only hope lay in reports
that the railroad officials might
suggest ?. count'r-proposal or that
one side or the other might recede.
Thirty-one presidents and ranking
officials of the greatj railror.ds re ?
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noon his plan for the adoption of an
eight hour day, regular pro rata pay
for overtime and creation of a federal
commission to investigate collateral
issues. They told him tuey would like
to consider the question and would
report back tomorrow with the committee
of managers which has been
At the same time the general committee
of 640 representatives of the
employes was approving the president's
plan by a large majority. Soon
after the railroad official^ left- the
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White House tie fcnr heads of the
railroad brotherhoods notified the
! president of the vote. The employes'
committee will remain here at the
president 8 can.
The railroad officials revealed clearly
their opposition to Mr. "Wilson's
plan and indicated that they would
! press further their offer to arbitrate.
It was reported, however, the officials
might suggest a counter-proposal
based on the acceptance of the eight
hour day and trbitration of all other
-points instead of investigation bj a
federal commission proposed under
the president's plan. If was stated
positively that the officials had reachor?
To Call Financiers.
In ease the president finds no hope
of settlement tomorrow he will probably
summon to Washington some of
the powerful financiers serving as directors
of the railroads. Administration
officials said tonight the president
! was determined a settlement should be
| reached here if possible.
! In their formal statements the rail
' road officials insisted -on arbitration,
[ saying they feared if they granted the
i eight hour day with its consequent
| added expenses without resort to ^r!
bitration it would prejudice an appeal
1 thev might make later to the interstate
| commerce commission for high 3/
' freight rates.
On the surface the threatened strike
appeared nearer today than at an:time
since the negotiations at tns
White House began but administration
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ofiki&ls continued to believe Zbe*t
eventually there would be an agree- 1
The railroad presidents and officiate
who came here in answer to an invitation
from the president conferred
vith him less than an hour. (Ho)*
Holden, president of the Chicago, Bur
llngton & Quincy, acting as spokesman,
Informed the president that th?
conference committee of managers
was the only body with power to accept
or reject proposals for all the
roads as a unit.
WAS 3?0T A YETEKAJf. '
Late George Tone# Under Elerea jj
lears uia vrnen n?r tnaea, ^
In reference to the colloquy at the
Chesterfield meeting as to Tvhetfier
the late George F. Young was a Con- '
federate veteran, friends o! Mr.
Young, who have watched the progress
of the campaign for governor,
h?ve known that he wins not a Confederate
veteran, but they saw no reason
why his name should ce discussed
on the stump and so no one directed
attention to the erroneous statement. 1
The late Mr. Young, a member of one
of the prominent and wealthy planting
families of Laurens county before tue <
T?-ar. wns born August 15, 1854, so The
Slate is informed, and ^5erefore lacked
several months of bein-j 11 years
old when fche Confederate armies surrendered.
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