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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 25, 1912, Image 12

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One significant feature of the
report q the board of arbitration
shows the tremendous power of
workingmen when organised as
well as the Brotherhood of Loco
motive Engineers! .Speaking 6f
the danger of a&pke, the board
"It would be difficult to exag
gerate the seriousness of such a
calamity. It is safe to say that
the large cities of the east would
find the supply of many articles
of food exhausted within a week.
Pf so important a cdmmodity as
milk they would have nd more
'than one day's supply. If a strike
of this character lasted for only a
single week, the suffering would
fce terrible."
The board got so seated at the
thought of such a- strike that it
recommends that the only solu
tion is to qualify the principle of
free contract in the railroad ser
vice .
P. H. Morrisey. who represent
ed the engineers on the board,
wouldn't agree to this.
If the railroad engineers' were
not organized the railroa'ds could
pay what wages they pleased.
But the engineers are organized,
and the stockholders can't run the
engines. The country couldn't
get along without railroad ser
vice, so the arbitration board had
to grant an increase to the men.
Workers in every industry can
see in this that their existence
depends upon organization.
Confound it! It looks as if that
federal' court was trying to keep
Tack Tohnson out of Russia.
There was another instance of
the courtesy exterfded to vice
kings in Chicago courts today.
The cases of Al Harris and his
wife, charged with harboring a
girl under, age 'for immoral pur
poses, Were -postponed indefin
itely. -
The circumstances of the Har
ris cases are the same as those in
the LoUis Weiss case.
Harris artd his wife Were in
dicted by the September grahd
jury. State's sAttorney Wayman
.quashed the indictments. ' Harris
and his wife were again indicted
by the October grand jury.
j The indefinite postponement of
the Harris cases occurred in
judge 'Kersten's court today.
There Vas no'explanation given.
Al' Harris, fike Louis Weiss, 'is
one of the "committee of fifteen"
which rules the South Side re
stricted district.
The cases of the other diye
keepers indicted by the October
grand jury, Harry Cusick, Dago '
Frank Lewis and Maud Wilson ,
were not postponed and probably
will come up Friday.
The feud between the state's at
torney's office and Carl Waldron
is still on. Wayman threatens to
expose Waldron; and Waldron
threatens to expose Wayman.
Judge Kersten horned into the
argument this morning by re
ferring to Waldron as a skunk.
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A caterpillar eats 6,000 times
its own weight ifi food each

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