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ARBITRATION BOARD TO SETTLE
R. R. CONTROVERSY
A board of arbitration meeting to
settle (the controversy between 98
western railroads and 64,000 em
ployes will open session Monday in
the Federal building.
Early last May the unions present
ed their demand to the railroads who
refused to consider them. They in
turn refused to arbitrate. A strike
vote was taken and 98 per cent voted
for a strike. However, Pres. Wilson
intervened and the crops were saved.
Now with all of the crops moved
and the slight annual slackening up
of trade in late autumn the railroads
are going to arbitrate.
Most important of the demands
Slight increase of basic wages.
Time and a half for overtime.
Two firemen for engines over cer
Relief of many duties of firemen
When negotiations were first begun
railroads claimed to be in such finan
straits that they could not afford to
grant these demands, in reply to this
the railroad men issued a pamphlet
showing how the railroads were mak
ing more money than ever before and
also how they were obliged to pay
dividends and interest on so many is
sues of stocks and bonds that they
were obliged to economize.
N. Y. STOCK EXCHANGE OPENS
New York, Nov. 28. The continu
ation of bond dealing on the stock ex
change floor was practically assured
today at the close of the experimental
session. The transactions were most
ly in small lots, with the greater por
tion of the activity on the buying
The close showed sales amounted
to $648,000, as compared to $2,098,
000 at the close on July 30 and $1,
637,000 July 29.
Widespread interest was manifest
ed in the opening. Trading was in
bpnds only and under restrictions
Fear that the experiment would be
put in a bad light by a general rush
of bondholders to sell was entirely
BULLDOGS GUARD DEAD WOMAN
MYSTERY DOGS SHOT
Washington, Nov. 28. Guarded by
her three dogs, who had to be shot
before they would permit the police
to enter the room, the dead body of
Mrs. Mary Kelley was found in her
home here early today. Police think
she had been dead several days. The
famished dogs had torn flesh from
the body in several places and ,it was
so decomposed that only an autopsy
will determine the cause of death.
The woman was a recluse and
neighborhood gossip said thatsshe
had money and valuables concealed
about the house. The police are in
vestigating the theory that these
rumors led to a visit by thieves and
that the latter, surprised by the wom
an and her dogs, beat her to death in
Policemen entered the house "by
means of a ladder, but as they set foot
inside the three dogs cross-bred
bulldogs jumped at them. They
beat them off with their sticks and
the animals retired to the bedroom,
where the torn body of the woman
lay on a bed. There they were shot.
CHICAGO GRAIN Wheat dipped
then advanced. Corn arid oats up.
Fair tonight and Sunday, probably
becoming unsettled Sunday night;
not much change in temperature;
lowest tonight probably above freez
ing; moderate to fresh easterly winds
becoming variable. Temperature Fri
day: Highest, 43; lowest, 37.
Entered as second-class matter April
21, 1914, at the postoffjce at Chicago.
111., under the Act of March 3, 1879.
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