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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 15, 1917, LAST EDITION, Image 4

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Line, owned by the Armours, worked
its hostlers twelve hours .a day, seven
days a week, at $2 a day. The ar
bitration award made no improve
ment in the condition of these men.
This, too, would have made a good
story for the Tribune or the Daily
News, with editorials commenting on
the physical wreckage that goes
with the twelve-hour day, seven
day week at $2 a day.
"We gave out the facts about
Charles Nagel in the 1914 arbitra
tion. He was suppose'd to be a neu
tral, an umpire without special in
terest. We showed he was a rail
road lawyer, had gotten fees from
railroads, and was the trustee for an
estate in St Louis where he sat on a
railroad directorate. Our statement
on this .duplicity was printed in the
papers. But there was no comment.
"If Victor Lawson of the Daily
News here is genuinely the friend of
arbitration, which he pretends to be,
why doesn't he give his readers the
truth about arbitration? Why
doesn't he tell them that the railroad
men have been tricked and trimmed
in a monstrous confidence game over
and over again.. It is called arbitra
tion, but it is less respectable than
gambling. Let the Tribune and the"
Daily News give their readers the
comparative wage scales, workday
hours and conditions established by
the various railroad arbitrations the
past twenty years. It will be at once
evident why we are ready to strike
rather than submit basic questions
to the hazards of arbitration."
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Police are seeking the identity, of
a man, badly mutilated, who was
found murdered today behind a row
of billboards in a vacant lot at 750
S. Wabash. He was poorly dressed
and was about 45 years old. Appar
ently he had been beaten to death
with a blunt instrument.
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Rob't Pitte, aged private banker,
held to grand jury on forgery charge.
Washington, March 15. "Frie
denssehnsucht" longing for peace
is the great, deep-seated emotion,
of the German people today.
With grim stolidness they are en-
during hunger and privations of all f.y
kinds, confident that with their last
and most ruthless war weapon the
U-boat an end to the devastating
European struggle may soon be ac
complished. These are in substance the out
standing features of Ambassador Ge
rard's first report to Sec'y Lansing
and other government officials on
German conditions.
There is another feature that Ge
rard conveyed of equal importance:
Despite food shortage and totter
ing financial structures of govern
ment, Germany will be able, unless
there is a crop failure, to struggle
through for another year by applica
tion of most drastic self-denial if
peace does not come before another;
twelve months.
There is no question, according to
Gerard, but that the German people
are united and determined aS never
before to support their government
in a policy of unrestricted sub-sea
No relaxation can be hoped for un
less inefficacy of U-boat is proved be
yond question. When this time ar
rives, peace is immediately before the
world. Gerard has given a summary of liis
story to Sec'y Lansing. He may re
peat it to Pres. Wilson today before
leaving for New York. ' Should ,the
president, because of his illness, berf
unable to see him, however, Gerard
will return next week.
New York. Bouck White, pastor
Church of the Social Revolution, and
two members of his congregation,
found guilty of desecrating American
flag which they burned in a "melting
pot" in church yard, a year ago.

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