Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1963 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the
National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. external link Learn more
Image provided by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, Urbana, IL
Newspaper Page Text
SHOULD SOLDIERS J3E CALLED TO;RULE;A CITY
IN A CA3E LIKE THtS 4NDIANAPOLI3 .
Frank I. Todd, head of the Indian
apolis street railways, refused to ar
bitrate when his employesdeinanded
$2.88 for a nine-hour day. They have
been getting from 20 to 25 cents anl
The result is that militiamenrule
the 250,000 citizens of Indianapolis.
"When the men first made then dq-1
mand the mayor asked that 'both
sides arbitrate. Todd Itwmed-jdqwn
the city government. Tfien-the gov;
ernor-tried to bring aboutarbitration"
STREET CARS ,
ment: jEJthelbert Stewart, from,
Washington representing the De-paijtmeht-Df"
Commerce and Labor,
tried to,hring;abogt arbitration. Todd
turned down.the national government-!"
'He-'impbrted' 250 strikebreak
ers, Dayingtheni $ a" day each.
'Riots -started. Citizens were killed.
Every catfjtnatwas started out-caused
a 'riot. 'Efforts were 'again made to
.get Frank' Tpdd to arbitrate, but' He
decnned,"and tne- next 'step was to
put'the,.city;'under martial law. Two
tffonsandnUamenare now ontHe
scene.-'"""- "' - -
jl tinAfcSi .-.'