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THE GREAT TIP SYSTEM HELPS
, KEEP PULLMAN EARNINGS UP
Take a tip from the Pullman Co.
if you would make millions yearly
profits from your business find a
business in which the public will doJ
nate the money to pay the wages of
your help without asking for an in
terest in your company or better
service in return.
Net profits of the Pullman Co. for
the fiscal year ending June 30 were
a bit over $13,500,000, according to
its financial statement just issued.
Bear in mind that this is the same
company that operates most of the
sleeping cars run on the railroads of
the U. S. and pays its porters $27.50
a month down mostly and consid
erably down and you will under
stand the power of a quiet tip in
For it is jthe two-bit tip that the
traveler slips into the eager hand of
the affable Ethiopian when one steps
down from the green upholstered
Pullman sleeper after a night in a
ridged-springed 2-by6 bed that is
the principal ingredient of the Pull
man Co.'s $13,500,000-a-year profit
If the public didn't tip the negro
porter the Pullman Co. would have
to pay him twice what he gets in
wages from the company today, and
this extra wage per month it would
have to pay, times several thousand
porters, times 12 months in the year,
would put an awful crimp in the
profits that now read 13,500 a year.
Another company whose financial
report for the year ending June 30
was made public today and which
shows that times are booming so that
it should find no hardship in granting
its employes an eight-hour day is the
Ilinois Central railroad. With all
deductions made, the net profits of
the I. C. for the year ending June 36
was $11,807,504, an increase of
$4. 948.403 in nrofits over the nreneri-
The increase in profits of the Pull
man Co. over the preceding year was
USE GUNBOATS ON CANALS IN
SOMME ATTACK ' v
With French Armies Bef6re Pe
ronne. Naval forces have joined the ""
allies here in great land battle of the
Somme) 70 miles from the sea.
Ironclad monitors, utilizing mag- (
nificent network f canals along the
Somme, centering at Peronne, are
participating in daily bombardment
of ML St. Quentin, which dominates
Peronne from east. .They advance
slowly o'n German stroagholds as the
land lines creep forward, and have
done much effective work.
Berlin. Gen. Falkenhayn's victory
over Rumanians near Hermanstadt
halted whole Rumariian invasion of
Transylvania. Rumanian left wing
was badly demoralized.
Petrograd. Great battle develop
ing along wide front in Galicia, where
Russians have resumed drive ony
Lemberg. Fighting is particularly"
stubborn along river -Nariauvka
northeast of Malitz and also on right
bank of Zlota Lipa river.
Paris. French troops -captured a
trench and took some German pris
oners in local action east of Boucho
vesnes, onry important infantry en
gagement on Somme front.
RomB, Sailors of class of 1896
called to colors.
FORMER T. R. SECY PLEADS
FOR COPPER TRUST
Atlantic City, N. J., Oct Pro
test against Carranzista treatment of
American mining interests was slat
ed to be made to American-Mexican
peace com'n today by representa
tives of $100,000,000 worth of Anier-
ican investment in Mexico. Wm.
Loeb, formerly secretary to Pres.
Roosevelt, now spokesman for Gug
genheim interests, was chairman of
Florida's highest point is30O feet
above sea level - - '