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STRIKE SITUATION SKATE
TTIISOX TUBJiS TO CONGRESS
-Railway .Execntives .Unanimous in
Their Refusal to Accept the
President's Plan of
TruBUnorfftn Aireriat ?The threat
?3ncd railway strike took on such a
jgnave aspect today that President
TOEsctn turned toward Congress for a
solutami of the problem.
Suddenly, this afternon, ?hen :t
1>ecame known that the railway exe cutives
were unanimous in their refusal
to accept his plan of settlement,
'.President Wilson personally went to
the Capitol and laid before Majorit}
X?Q3der Kern, of the Senate, and Senator
Xfc iands, chairman of the interstare
commerce commission, the state
cnent of the railway heads that Congress
miust guarantee some source of
:added revenue if they are to meet the
demands of their employees.
How this should .'be accomplished
President Wilson did not suggest. Im ?mediately
afterward Senators began
discussing proposals to have Congress
record itself in favor of a rate increase.
Xo arrangements were made today
for the President to address Congress
en/K-ioM- -hut it was considered
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Hikely that lie might do so during the
'coming week if the situation continued
Tonight the railway executives finished
framing their answer to President
"Wilson's plan and notified the
fWflute House they were ready. President
Wilson sent word he would prefer
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to see them LYlonday morning at 10
The 'brotherhood leaders after being
in meeting most of the day adjourned
to 10 o'clock tomorrow morning. Many
of them left town tonight.
The refusal of the railway executives
to accept the President's plan in
eluding concession or tne eign l-UUUl j
day and proposing a counter plan,
such. as previously has been outlined,
will put the next move up to the
brotherhood leaders. It probably will
be communicated to them officially
Meanwhile some development of
possible Congressional action is expected
and will depend on the outcome
of the next steps between the
.employers and employees.
President Wilson has seen the published
reports of the reply the executives
will make him Monday and
does not wish to accept. It would
not surprise those in the confidence
of the railroad officials to have him
make a counter proposal retaining his
original proposition for /an eight-hour
day, but offering the roads as compenation
Congressional assurances of a
freight rate increase and a oommls
sion to settle ruture uisyuiea.
Among the executives tonight it
clearly was evident that such ia counter
proposal probably would not be
accepted. Whether they would receive
it from President Wilson and
take it under consideration for a few
days was not at all certain, but its
ultimate rejection was forecast gen- ,
t. ?e It as Basis.
The position of the men is not clear. I
(Apparently they will not accept the \
t reply of the executives, as it has Deen j
and other infor
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to negotiate with it as a basis. They
will meet again at 10 o'clock tomorrow
tXoboay knows the attitude of Congress
toward the suggested legislation.
It was .pointed out tonight that there
are many Senators who bitterly opposed
the 5 per cent increase recently
granted the Eastern roiads anl
criticised the committee for its position
in the case, and who might be
expected to oppose any proposal that
would direct the committee to grant
Look to the Public.
The executives appear confident tua:
public opinion, a quantity in the
equation that they have not overlooked,
will be with them in their
insistence upon the principle of arbitration
and their opposition to an
The executives's reply will be divided
into argument and statement of
their position. The statement will
show that they do not accept the
eight-hour day with pay for ten
hours, as demanded -by the men; tnat
- they maintain this demand really is
one for an increase of wages, and that
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a quesuuu ui <x vr?.a^ w. _
matter solely for arbitration.
Creation t of Commission.
It will suggest the creation of a
commission to arbitrate this wagt?
question or delegation of this power
to the interst?tc commerce commission.
It would make the arbitration
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retroactive, and the roaos wouiu
pledge themselves to create a fund to
care for back wages if increases are
approved toy the arbitrators.
Three things are cited by the executives
to back up this position. The
first is that many of the big shippers
of the country have oeciarea memselves
opposed to an abandonment -?!
arbitration and have insisted that an
eight-hour day must not be granted.
The second is rJ conviction that to
give in to the men -under present conditions,
would undermine discipline
cn the roads to a serious extent, an.
i would have far reaching after effects.
Would Avoid Risk.
The third is that no matter what
1 ssurances are given they feel the/
cannot expect a na.te increase. This
feeling is explained with statements
that the roads 'have not forgotten the
j way they were attacked when the per
; cent case was up, and that they do
i not care to lose the position which
, they feel they have gained with the
public by risking another attempt.
The attitude of the executives tori
i*rV waq in marked contrast to that
tf a few days ago. Apparently differ|
ences of opinion have been swe rt
away and they are facing the situv
! tion with a united front land ready foi
: what may come.
I Will Have Authority.
I Brotherhood leaders said tonigu
that tbe departure of a large number
of the 64-0 representatives for their
| homes during the day sliould not be
; interpreted as an indication that the
I men were breaking 'off the negotl
j tions or had abandoned hope of a setj
tlement. Many niore would leave to!
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morrow, me leauers s<iiu) uuu n-heads
and vice1 presidents of all the
brotherhoods would remain and would
hive sufficient authority to deal with
any -development. -
It was understood thiat the chief
reason for the exodus of labor men
lay in the fact that they were anxious
to keep in closer touch with the unit
ns they represent, and want to make
sure of their ground before taking a
Saw Other Senators.
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! Alter iresiaeni ;\\uisuu s tumci cuw
j with Senators Xewlands and Kern.
| Senator Xewlands discussed the situa!
tion with Senators Robinson, SaulsJ
bury, Lewis and other Democratic
' members and Senator Cummins, Rej
publican member of the commerce
committee. >senaior.s were reuucui
but the whole situation is said have
been laid before the Democratic Senators
just as it stands, for them to
think it over, and, if possible, to find
some means of satisfying the demands
of the roads.
Senator Xewlands said he had not
called a meeting of the commerce committee
and did not know whether it
would meet. It was regarded as
probable, however, that a meeting
might be held Monday.
Informal conferences of Democratic
members probably will be held during
the next few days to deliberate on
fi-Q rvrrvrmcni At anv rate no imme
| liiw pi
diate Congressional action is anticipated
and no one in authority would
state whether the railroad crisis
would operate to prevent adjournment
of Congress next week.
Power of Congress
Speaking of thesituat ion categoriC3.iry>Senator
Newlands said Congress
had power to direct the interstate
commerce commission to in
creas rates or to lower them. A suggestion
has been made, it was reported,
that Congress might pass the
pending- bill to increase the membership
of the interstate commerce commission
from seven to nine and attach
amendment expressing the sens?
of Congress that the railroads should
hove <an increase in freight rates if
they accept an eight-hour work daySuch
an expression by Congress
practically would amount to directing
the commission to grant an increase.
Whether such action would satisfy
I fch* railroads, Senator Newlands said
he had no idea.
"As a matter of fact the lawj now
specifically states, said Senator NewLsnds,
'that in fixing railroad rates
the interstate commerce commission
must take into consideration all operating
expenses," and an increase in
wages attendant upon a shortening of
the railroad work duy would amount
to an increase in operating expenses."
>'ot Longer Than Monday.
Regardless of tie outcome of Presi
dent "Wilson's negotiations, it was indicated
tonight that few of the brotherhood
leaders probably would remain
longer than Monday.
The heads of the four 'brotherhoods
and. their vice presidents, however
probably will remain indenitely If ?.
settlement is not reached soon. The
head of each organization met with
his vice president tonight and discussed
tentative plans for a strike. The
manner in which the federal Government
has been injected into the situation
would make it almost imperative.
it is thought, that any strike be
directed from here.
Only Two Steps.
As the brotherhood men saw the
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situation tonigm, uuy
could prevent a walk out. Those are
for the railroads to withdraw their
insistence upon arbitration for all of
the demands of the men, or for the
Government to take over the railroads
for operation for the duration
! of the strike. Little confidence was
expressed that the rnilroad heads
would recede, but the men professed
to see great hopes of Government
operation of the lines, particularly
after the President's visit to Congress.
Just what these hopes were
based upon was not apparent.
A Week's Time.
If a strike should come, it was
I learned tonight, it probably will not
become operative for about & week.
The brotherhood men, while tney
have the right to declare a strike
from here, probably would not do sc
until the representatives leaving today
and tomorrow had talked the
situation over with their local committees.
Some of them could not reacc
tome in less than five days.
Considering the strain under whic'.i
they were waiting, the employees
representatives were remarkably
calm today.. No demonstrations occurred
at any of their three meetings.
I The brotherhood heads did not adl
dress any of the meetings. The/
[promised to call at the hall if they
heard from, the White House, but
failing to- hear, they did not go near
it nor communicated with the men
j Brotherhood officials were almost
1 much at 'sea as the men. They expected
the President wauld see the
railroad heads and receive their plan
during the morning, -and -talk with
them about noon. *Bjit the call did
not come and all day long they loiterl
mi a at mi
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