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City Railway Co., and" company
"Fleming would not agree to the
choosing of a fair and impartial
third arbiter. He wanted a big
business man, tied up financially
with the street car companies, or
a federal judge.
Scanlon would not agFee to tjiis
under any consideration, espe
cially after Fleming had had the
impudence to tell him :
"You, of. course, will vote for
the men, and I shall vote for the
company, and so the third man
will really be the whole arbitra
Where Fleming got this idea of
his duty as an arbiter, heaven
alone knows. But at the time the
company picked Fleming The
Day Book said he wouldn't be
fair for the simple reason that he
gets his bread and butter through
Leonard A. Busby, president of
the City Railway Co.
The big' business men suggest
ed by Fleming were Banker
David R. Forgan, E. B. Butler of
Butler Bros., and Rollin Keyes of
Franklin MacVeagh & Co.
As to Fleming's suggestion of
one of the three district federal
judges Christian C. Kohnsaat,
Wm. H. Seaman or Francis E.
Baker Scanlon dismissed them
in short order.
"You know and I know," he
wrote Fleming, "that organized
labor throughout the country has
repeatedly declared its belief hat
many of the United States judges
are flagrantly unfair in cases in
which capital and labor are in
"Allow me to say that the ju'
dicial scandals now shocking the
people come from federal courts
and are the natural result of the
system by which these judges are
"If it were possible for the peo
ple to get a full history of all the
events surrounding the appoint
ment of some United States
judges, the present system of ap
pointment would be destroyed by
an outraged and indignant peo
ple." Scanlon on his part suggested
Mayor Harrison, any judge of the
superior or circuit court, or-'
Judge Orrin N. Carter of the
state supreme court.
All of these suggestions Flem-J
ing refused. He said that if there
were two judges on the board of
arbitration" they might "be
swayed by professional bias."
Scanlon says he regards this as
an insult io the Chicago bench. '
In regard to Mayor Harrison,
Fleming said that Harrison al-;
ready has taken a stand on certain,
of'the questions in dispute. o
Judge Scanlon, in resigning,
said that he felt that Fleming's'
unfair attitude made the continu
ing of attempts at arbitration en
tirely too dangerous for him to
wish to be misted up in them. "
Russian Official You cannot
stay in this county. . Traveler
Then I'll leave it. Russian Offi
cial Have you a passport? Trav-'
eler No. Russian Official Then
you cannot leave this-country. I
will give you twenty-four hours
to decide what you will do.