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Both Factions Refuse to Yield as
Second Week of Car ,
. Strike Opens. -
(Continued from First Page.)
panys tlcet offices, purchasing fares
and offering a quantity of nickels
and dimes In exchange.
Men In charge of the strike break
ers admitted today that there was a
"shortage of men," but said that new
operatives were on their way to this
city to replace the deserters.
ShoTr Great Interest.
Striking car men showed great in
terest today In the meeting of the union
men on the Capital Traction Company
lines In the union hall, at Sixth and Q
streets northwest. The traction com
pany union men having night runs at
tended the meeting this forenoon, and
the day men will meet tonight to vote
on the tentative agreement made by
their committee with the company's offi
cials after two weeks' negotiations.
The Traction Company unionists
have already been recognized, the
principal question now under con
sideration being that of Increased
wages and a shorter minimum period
to reach the highest wage possible.
The present maximum wage scale is
27 cents an. hour after ten years'
Offered 30 Cents.
While the union heads are. silent
as to the tentative terms. It was the
gossip around headquarters that th
union members have been offered 30
centa an hour after five years' ser
vice, and that the men will vote for
such an agreement.
It Is also understood that the com
pany has offered better terms In re
spect to hours to Its employes. These
terms, as outlined, were so compli
cated, however, that some of the men
themselves said they were unable to
understand them.
No announcement, it was stated,
will be made until the union commit
tee, comprising J. H. Cookman, "W. B.
Pollltt, and William J. Meyerhoffer,
has reported today's action to the
company's officials, George E. Hamil
ton president, and J. H. Hanna, gen
eral manager, at a conference tomor
row forenoon.
In the event of any disagreement
between the company and the men,
the matter will be submitted to arbi
tration, but such an outcome Is not
Both MI;e Speeches.
Edward McMorrow, International
organizer, and George A. Wilburt.
president of the union on strike, made
speeches-to the traction men today.
Adopting a resolution denouncing
the Washlnsrton Railway and Electric
Company for refusing to grant Its em
ployes "the right of collective bar
gaining." aud calling on Washington
citizens to boycott the company's
lines, women sympathizers, residents
of Connecticut avenue and other fash
ionable sections of the city, today ar
ranged with the Women's,AuxlIIary of
the striking car men's union to push
the flght for the strikers.
Mrs. Charles Edward Russell read
letters appearing In the columns of
The Times which described the plight
of striking employes and their fam
ilies, and Mrs. Benton MacKaye Intro
duced the resolution to boycott the
company. It was unanimously
King Aide Talks;
William L. Clark, secretary to
President King, was allowed ten min
utes to explain his case.
He was bombarded with questions
from the wives of striking car men.
Mr. Clarke sought to explain the
, importation of strike breakers by
citing the case of domestic servants
forming a union to dictate to house
wives what working hours should be
and how late people of the house
should br out at night.
"Our men are not anybody's serv
ants." declared Mrs. T. R. McDanleL
a member of ihe Women's Auxiliary
"No, they are not." cried Mrs.
George A. Wilburt, the wife of the
head of the car men's union.
Secretary Clarke used most of his
time telling what the company's
overhead expenses are and how they
could not afford to pay its men the
"union demands.
IVefchborhood Meetings.
Neighborhood meetings to extend
the boycott "on all lines of the Wash
ington Railway and Electric Company
was the plan evolved by the women
as the most effective way of aiding
the strikers.
A meeting will be held tomorrow
morning at II o'clock, with Mrs.
Adelaide Neall, In the Woodley apart
.ments. Meetings will be held Wed
nesday morning with Mrs. Ann. Zon,
in Takoma Park, and Mrs. Charles H.
Whlttaker, 1G71 Thirty-first street,
Unless the strike is settled tomor
row, the wives of car men. assisted by
the group of women headed by Mrs.
Russell and Mrs. Benton MacKaye,
will hold a tag day.
Mrs. T R. McDanlel will address
the meeting of women late this after
noon In the apartment of Mrs. Mac
Kaye, at 1025 Sixteenth street north
Railroad Heads Tell Congress Com
mittee State Laws Harassing.
National regulation of the railroads
of the country as the one certain way
of bringing about a uniformity of
operation of the rail systems was
urged today by rpresentatles of the
leading railroads In conference xvlth a
Joint Interstate commerce committee
of both branches of Congress.
The conference Is In pursuance of a
recommendation made by President
Wilson to Congress In his message In
December. 1913. that It Is oSvIous that
there should be a more adequate reg--ulatlon
of this country's rail systems.
As expressed by Judge R. S. Lovett.
chairman of the board of directors of
the Union Pacific, the conflicting regu
lations of railroads laws of the forty
eight States harasses railroad opin
ions. Judge Lovett explained to the
committee that as a result of rates
fixed by the Interstate Commerce Com
mission the railroads are not earning
sufficient money to carry on needed
improvements ana development of
their lines He estimated that during
the ten years endd June 30, 1313, there
was expended by railroads for Im
provements and development close to
Refuse to Resume Duties Until Offi
cially Notified of Truce.
Official notification that effective
ness of the railroad strike order had
been deferred forty-eight hours
changed the attitude of freight train
men of the Baltimore and Ohio system
and sent them back to work yesterday
afternoon. The men had walked out
at 7 o'clock Saturday evening, the
hour set for the strike, and refused
to return to work on unofficial an
nouncement that a walk-out had been
postponed. From the time the men
quit work until they returned the
freight system of the railroad In and
out of Washington was demoralized.
Official notification of the postpone
ment was conveyed to the men by
Vice President O. P. Slmes of the Na
tional Brotherhood of Railway Train
men, who arrived in Washington
shortly after 1 o'clock yesterday after
noon on a special train.
With the railroad strike called off,
freight conditions In Washington are
slowly becoming normal.
The Chesapeake and Ohio and
Southern lines have raised their em
bargoes, put Into effect Friday.
The Pennsylvania railroad embargo
has been modified, and shipments are
being accepted a t all stations fbr the
direct lines of this system east of
Nonogenarian Inmate of Little
Sisters' Home Was Favorite
of Neighborhood.
There Is a wondering look in the J
eyes and a question on the tongues
of little children living In the neigh
borhood of the home of the Little
Sisters of the Poor at Second and B
streets northeast.
Among themselves they ask "Where
Is 'Uncle Jim BarryT We want him
to tell us stories and play with' us."
But "Uncle Jim" Barry will tell no
more stories to little children. He
was burled this morning.
Was M Tears Old.
For thirty-six years James Barry,
who was ninety-six! years old, was, an
Inmate of the home of the Little Sis
ters of the Poor. During his early
life In this city, he was employed as
a messenger by business men of this
city. Who they were he did not re
member. For many years the pittance James
Barry was able to earn as messenger
was sufficient to buy food and
clothes for himself and sometimes a.
stick of candy for the little ones of
the neighborhood who alj waited for
"Uncle Jim" when he came from
work. Then he was In a railroad
accident. For days he lay as dead,
but finally came forth with one arm
Life was doubly hard for James
Barry then. The old positions were
denied him. He was hungry. So he
went to the home of the Little Sisters
of the Poor, and they took him in.;
Much of the work around the place ,
was done by Barry, already old. One'
of the tasks In which he particularly
delighted was to drive the wagon of
the Institution, for then he could take
children of the neighborhood riding.
Women felt that their children were,
safe when they were with "Uncle
Lost Track of Itelatlvea.
A short time ago Barry began to
weaken and his health gradually de
clined. .
"Uncle Jim" Barry was burled In
Mt, Olivet Cemetery t-day after a
funeral service at the place where he
had made his home for nearly a life
time. Though he was sincerely mourn
ed, no relative of his was present, for.
If relatives survive him he had lost
track of them, and, so far as he knew.
be was alone In the world.
Negro Pleads Guilty to Murder and
Chinese to Fraud.
Milton W. Drennan, former postal
employe, charged with the theft of ten
dozen eggs from a parcel post pack
age, was sentenced today to fourteen
months in Jail by Justice Gould in
Criminal Division, No. 1, or the Dis
trict Supreme Court. Sentence was
suspended and Drennan was placed
on probation.
Howard Moore, colored. Indicted on
a charge of murder In the first degree
In connection with the death of Jesse
Harris on January 15, 1913, pleaded
guilty to manslaughter when ar
raigned before Justice Gould. Sen
tence was deferred. Moore killed
Harris by striking him with a pitch
folk. Lee Yuen and Lee Jin Quong, Chi
nese, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to
defraud the United States. It was, al
leged they conspired to obtain the
approval of a United States commis
sioner "for the prelnvestlgatlon of
the status" of a Chinese merchant.
They were fined $200 each, which Uey
Services to Be Held for Aged Wo
man at St. Aloyslus' Church.
Funeral services for Miss Margaret
Kenny, aged ninety-two, for more
than half a century a resident of
this city, who died Saturday, will
be held at St. Aloyslus' Church, of
which she was a parishioner for
thirty years, tomorrow morning at 9
To the residents of the community
Miss Kenny was a familiar figure.
Some of the older residents she
knew In Ireland,' where she was born.
She came to this country when a
young woman and has always lived
In the neighborhood in which she
Within the last two months, a sis
ter and brother of Miss Kenny, both
over the prescribed three scor and
ten, died, leaving her alone.
Managers Meet Every Demand
of Adamson Law in Face-of
Nation's Peril.
NEW YORK, March 10. The rail
roads have met the fullest demands
of the Adamson eight-hour law, and
thereby definitely averted the threat
ened nation-wide strike, with the
country on the verge of Its most
serious crisis.
Patriotism, swayed to Its height by
the sinking of three American ves
sels, brought from the railroad man-l
agers committee today the announce
ment that they would accept the
brotherhood chiefs' demands rather
than give the impression at home and
abroad that the efficient operation
of the country's railways will be
hampered or impaired In the- face of
its latest peril.
The railroads surrendered com
pletely, leaving fh.ir ni nr iv. ad
justment entirely in the hands of
ju.wucuw cuureiy in me nanas on.. fh. ,n,od men. '
President Wilson's mediation board.
A joint committee Is to thrnnh out
the details.
The managers' airreement means
approximately 11,000,000 a week add
ed to the payrolls. Thirteen million
dollars' extra back hit. dutlnir frnm
January 1, when the Adamson law
was to have become effective, will be
distributed among the 400,000 train
men. After Day of Doubts.
The day had been a day of doubts
In the conference rooms of the media
tors. The fate of the Administration's
aVtempt to avert the greatest labor
war In the history of the Jnlted
States had hung In the balance all
day, ready to be pushed either way.
Railway managers, brotherhood
chiefs and mediators had been In con
ference most of the day and previous
night. Messages had flowed back and
forth In a constant stream. There was
an open wire between Washington
and) the mediators' headquarters.
Then came word of the sinking of
the three American ships.
Half an hour later the brotherhood
chiefs, a committee from the man
agers and the mediators were In a
Joint session. Debate and earnest
pleading could be heard issuing from
the little room In the Blltmorc.
Decision Comes Unexpectedly.
The decision of the railway man
agers, which was as sudden as It was
unexpected by all except those di
rectly in the conference, came after
virtually forty-eight hours' continuous
conference. It has ended the specter
of a national tie-up of the railroad
system and at a time when the whole
worid watted, with bated breath, for
word from the two little camps hid
den In New York.
Word was passed to newspaper men
at 1:45 o'clock that the managers
would tend their definlto unuwer in
a minutes. The Nanswer csnie,
gaardta, and minutes turned to 2) iri
before 11 was returned. A
An hour and a half later the mes
sage came that the managers tiaJ. tin
rondilirrally surrendered and pla:ed
the settlement In the hands -f The
w 1 11
In Thousands
of Families
Instant Postum is regarded as one of the
regular staples of the pantry, along with flour,
sugar and other "necessities" of life.
Instant Postum looks and tastes much
like coffee, but causes none of the discomforts
of coffee. It is a pure food-drink, rich in the
nourishing goodness of choice wheat, including
the mineral elements of the grain so essential
for perfect health.
Here is a beverage that children as well as
the older ones can safely enjoy. It is ideal in
its convenience (made instantly in the cup)
and delicious flavor. A ten days' trial shows.
"There's a Reason" for
Instant Postum
four men who had postponed and then
averted the calamity.
"We have been negotiating all day,"
Secretary Lane announced. "As a re
sult, regardless of a decision by the
Supreme Court, the eight-hour basic
day will go into effect.".
Letter' to Mediators.
Then he made public this letter
from the railway managers to the
"In the national crisis precipitated
by events of which' we have learned
this afternoon, the national confer
ence committee of the railways Joins
you In the conviction that neither at
home nor abroad should there be fear
or hope that the efficient operation
of the railways of the country will
be hampered" or impaired.
"Therefore, xou are authorized to
assurer the nation that there will be
co strike, and, as a basis for such
assurance, we hereby authorize the
committee of the Council of National
Defense to grant to the employes who
were about to strike whatever ad
justment your commttee deems neces
sary to guarantee the uninterrupted
and efficient operation of the rail
ways as an Indispensable arm of na
tional defense."
At 2:30 this morning the Joint com
mittee that was to work out the de
tails, went Into session. It recessed
at 0 o'clock, announcing that the full
terms of the Adamson law naa been
" w, . .ard from their try.
lng experiences, with practically no
sleep in two days and two nights, the
committeemen hurried to their rooms
for a few hours' rest. By noon the
entire matter was to be cleared from
the nation's slates, while the now
more ominous International situation
is beintr kindled.
President Wilson was kept in con
stant touch with the proceedings.
Three Washington calls v passed
through the hotel Within an hour
after it became known the three
American ships had been torpedoed.
Then an open wire was kept.
W. Q. Le, brotherhood chief, said the
men as well as the railways made
sacrifices on the score of patriotism.
Asked lthe brotherhoods would is
sue a statement similar 'to the one in
which the managers agreed to the
eight-hour defands. Lee said:
"We can climb down the same lad
der they did. We surrendered 60 per
cent of our rights last August at the
request of the President. We did not
rfeel we did not surrender all our
rights. We stood by the President
then and we are standing by the Ad
amson law now."
Frank Trumbull Urges Jubllc's Co-
operalon With Railroad.
In a statement put out today, follow
ing news of the settlement of the strike
controversy, Frank Trumbull, chairman
of the railway executives advisory com
mittee, who is here to attend the ses
sions of the Newlands committee, called
for the co-operation of the public with
the roads to meet the new situation
brought about by the eight-hour day.
Mr. Trumbull s statement Is looked on
as meaning that the roads by reason of
being called on to pay more money to
employes, will ask sooner or later that
the fact be recognized by Increase of.
rates. He does not mention higher rates
but asks that the railroads from now
on be considered by the public "as great
national assets."
"He commends the settlement as "wise
and -patrlotlq." and urges national treat
ment and unified control of the roads.
Agreement Signed by Managers
and Brotherhood Chiefs For
mally Settles Dispute.
NEW YORK, March 19. The fol
lowing agreement was signed today
by the railway managers' committee
and the brotherhood chiefs, formally
settling questions over which they
have been at odds:
"Settlement awarded by the com
mittee of the Council of National De
"On all roads, except passenger,
where schedules now read, 100 miles
or less, nine or ten hours or less,
overtime at ten or eleven miles ner
hour,' Insert ''eight hours or less for a
basic day and twelve and a half miles
per hour for a speed basis, for the
purpose of computing overtime to be
paid for at not less than one-eighth of
a dally rate per hour. In all yards,
switching and hostllng service, where
schedules now read, 'ten, eleven or
twelve hours or leti shall constitute
a day's work,' Insert 'eight hours or
less shall constitute a .day's work.
at present ten hours' pay.'
"Overtime to be paid for at not less
than one-eighth of the daily rate per
"In yards now working on an eight-
hour basis the dally rate shall be the
present ten hours' standard rate, with
overtime at one-eighth of the present
standard dally rate.
"In case the law is declared uncon
stitutional, ' eight hours or less at
present ten hours' pay will constitute
Notice With Care Our Features
For Tuesday and Wednesday
At All of Our Markets
930 La. Ave. N.W.
918 La. Ave. N.W.
8th and E Sts. S.E.
7th and B Sts. N.E.
7th and H Sts. N.E.
11th and H Sts. N.E.
1632 N. .Capitol St.
CHOPS loin
or rib, lb. . .
sliced, lb 1C
Hershey's Chocolate,
1-5 lb. cake
Pork and Soya Beans,
11-oz. can.
Domestic vSardines, O
In oil or mustard sauce,
c ruiAiuna ii
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Steak Tile'
Sea Bass,
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a Jay's work !.. hostllng.
"In passenger service the present!
mileage basis will be maintained. On '
roads now having a fiat ten-hour day
in passenger service the rule will be
an&nded to read 'eight within ten
"For all classes of employes in
short turn-around passenger service.
where the rule now reads 'eight with-
in twelve hours,' it will be amended'
t- read 'eight within ten hours.'
"For such territory's has no num
ber of hour., or a day's work in short
turn-around passenger service the
eight within ten . our rule applies.
"Overtime to be paid for at not less
than one-eighth the dally rate -pr
"The -general committee in Indi
vidual railroads may elect to retain
present overtlnie rules in short turn
around passenger service or the fore
going provisions, but may not make
a combination of both to produce
greater compensation than Is pro
vided In either basis.
"In the event the law Is held to be
constitutional, if the foregoing settle
ment Is inconsistent with the decision
of the court, the application will be
adjusted to the decision. If declared
unconstitutional the above stand's with
all the provisions as written.
"The foregoing to govern for such
roads, classes of employes, and
classes of service represented or the
national conference committee of the
The schedules, except as modified
by the above changes, remain as at
"Accepted by:
"W. O. LEE, '
. -W. B. CARTER,
"The National Conference Committee
of Railways, by
"ELISHA, LEE, Chairman,"
739 N. Capitol St
3420 GaXve. N.W.
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14th & Kenyon Sts. N.W.
14th and Yoa Sts. N.W.
18th and Yoa Sts. N.W.
Fresh Creamery Butter, Deny- A F
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Strictly Fresh Eggs, v - -
dozen .-.!.,. OswC
Breakfast Bacon, machine O f
sliced, lb. . . J . . OUC
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ovens, nnder expert super
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through. Two size loaves,
at low prices, quality and
weight considered.
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NEW ORLEANS, March Ub Oovara-
ers of Mississippi valley States met here
today to plan the use of the Missis
sippi river and others to obtain relief
from frenght ratss which tend, they ay.
to force shipments by lake and rail
mat-.,- yja this port,
Girl Get
T&Ickg Father Joba's
"Marjorie bad a cold ssd
Father John's Medicfae helped
her greatly and the likes it
Terr much. She also got nice
and fat on it I think it is a
good tonic for anyone who is
subject to coldu (Signed) Mrs.
P. Mannewitr, 91 Broad St,
Stapleton, S. L
Father John's Medicfae Is
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from alcohol or dangerous:
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1714 14th Sb- N.W.
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