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RAIL MEN INCREASE Allowances, Based on Living Cost, Benefit 1,939,399. UP TO M'ADOO FOR APPROVAL Commission Submits Report to the Di rector General, Dealing With Va rious Phases of the Railroad Situation. Washington, D. C., May 9.—An ad vance in wages to 1.939,399 railroad employees, and ranging from 1 per cent to the highest to 43 per cent to the lowest paid, aggregating $300,000, 000 is provided for in the report to Director General McAdoo by the rail road wage commission. Mr. McAdoo is expected to adopt only part of the recommendations and probably will make a number of dif ferent alignments in deciding what wage increases shall be granted. In general, the director general ad vocates higher pay for most classes of workmen to enable them to meet in creased living costs, but he has been represented as favoring proportionate ly larger increases for some classes than for others now making the same pay. 1 also Is strongly opposed to granting wage increases which might disarrange the general scheme of pay existing throughout other Industries. Leaders to Protest. The leaders of the four principal railway brotherhoods found on ex amining the report that they had been recommended for less than half the Increases they had asked of the railroad managements before govern fical« of Rates of Increase« in Pay Awarded to Railroad Workers by the Wage Commission. Preseal monthly M6XI1 to 47.01 to 4K01 to 40.01 to B0.01 to smi to 62.01 to SXtl to 64J)1 to 56.01 to 50.01 to 07.01 to 58.01 to on.oi to 00.01 to 01.01 to 02.01 to 03.01 to 04.01 to 053)1 to 00.01 to «7.01 to OK 01 to 80.01 to ro.oi to 71.01 to 72.01 to 73.1.1 to 74.01 to 75.01 to 70.01 to 77.01 to 78.01 to 70.01 to 80.01 to 81-01 to 82.01 to 83.01 to 84.01 to 85 01 to 80.01 to 87.01 to - 88.01 to 80.01 to »0.01 to 01.01 to 02.01 to 03.01 to »4.01 to 05.01 to 003)1 to 07.01 to »8.01 to 90.01 to 100.01 to 101.01 to 10X01 to 10X01 to 104.01 to ion.01 to 100.01 to 1073)1 to 108.01 to leaoi to 110.01 to 111.01 to 11X01 to 11X01 to rote. 847-00. 48.00 40.00. 503)0. 51.00. 5X00. 53.00. 54310. 55.00. 56.00. '57.00. 68 . 00 . 50.00. 00 . 00 . 01 . 00 . 0X00. 033)0. 04.00. 05 . 00 . 60.00. 07.00. 08.00. 09.00. 70.00. 71.00. 7X00. rxoo. 74.00. 75.00. 7X00. 77.00. 78.00. 79.00. 80.00. 81.00. 8X00. 83.00. 84.00. 85.00. 86.00 87.00. 88 . 00 . 89.00 90.00. 91.00. 92.00. 93.00. »4.00. 95.00. 9X00. »7.00. 98.00. 98.00. 100 . 00 . 101 . 00 . 162310. 103.00. 104.00. 105.00. 100 . 00 . 107.00. 109.00. 109.00. 110 . 00 . 111 . 00 . 11X00. 11X00. 114.00. New rate. 867X1 08X4 703)7 7X50 72X0 7X70 74.73 7X14 77X5 78.90 80X7 81.78 83.1» 84.60 8X01 87.42 88.83 90X4 91.05 03.00 04.47 »5.88 97X9 9s.ro 100.11 101.52 102.93 104.34 105.75 107.10 108X7 109.08 111.39 112.70 113.75 114X0 110X0 117.00 118.00 110.85 130.70 121.55 12X40 123.25 124.10 124.05 125.90 120.05 1273(0 125.35 120.20 130.05 130.00 131.75 132.00 1X7.45 134X0 135.15 190.00 190X5 197.70 138.55 139.40 140X5 141.10 141.05 142X0 14X05 monthly 11X01 to 11X61 to 11X01 to 117X1 to 118X1 to 119.01 to 120.01 to 121.01 to 12X01 to 12X01 to 124.01 to 125X1 to 120X1 to 127.01 to 128.01 to 129.01 to 190.01 to 191.01 to 13X01 to 13X01 to 134.01 to 135.01 to 13X01 to 137.01 to 139.01 to 130.01 to 140.01 to 141X1 to 142.01 to 14X01 to 144.01 to 145.01 to 148.01 to 147X1 to 148.01 to 140.01 to 150.01 to 151.01 to 15X01 to 15X01 to 154.01 to 155.01 to 15X01 to 157.01 to 158.01 to 150.01 to 160.01 to 161.01 to 162.01 to 103.01 to 164.01 to 105.01 to 16X01 to 167.01 to 108.01 to 100.01 to 170.01 to 171.01 to 172.01 to 173.01 to 174X1 to 175.01 to 17X01 to 177.01 to 178.01 to 170.01 tn 180.01 to 181X1 to it rate. 115.00. 11X00. 117.00. 118.00. 119.00. 120 . 00 . 121 . 00 . 12X00. 12X00. 124.00 125.00. 126.00. 127.00. 128.00. 120 . 00 . 130.00. 131.00. 13X00. 133.00. 134.00. 135.00. 13X00. 137.00. 139.00. 130.00. 140X0. 141.00. 14X00. 14X00. 144.00. 146.00. 140.00. 147.00. 149.00. 140.00. 150.00. 151.00. 15X00. 15X00. 154.00. 155X0. 15X00. 157.00. 159.00. 150.00. 100 . 00 . 161.00. 162.00. 163.00. 164.00. 105.00. 166.00. 167X0. 109.00 1CO.OO 170.00. 171X0 17X00. 173.00 174.00 175.00. 17X00 177.00 179.00 179.00 180.00. 181X0 1S2.00. New rate. «144X0 . 145X5 . 14X20 . 147X5 . 147.00 . 148.75 . 140.60 . 150.45 . 151X0 . 15X15 . 153.00 . 15X85 . 154.70 . 155X5 . 15X40 . 157X5 . 158.10 . 159X5 . 159X9 . 160.05 . 101X0 . 162X5 . 163.20 . 104.05 . 164X0 . 165.73 . 166.60 . 167.46 . 108X0 . 108.15 . 170.00 . 170.85 . 171.70 . 172X5 . 173.40 . 174.25 . 175.10 . 175.05 . 176-80 . 177.65 . 178.50 . 170.35 . 180.20 . 181.05 . 181.00 . 18X75 . 193.60 . 184.45 . 185.30 . 18X15 . 187.00 . 187.87 . 188.70 . 180X5 . 100.40 . 101X5 . 192.10 . 10X05 . . 10X80 . 104.65 . 105X0 . 10X36 . 197X0 . 109.05 . 109.00 . 109.75 . 200.60 . 201.45 Preneat monthly rate. 18X01 to 18X00. 18X01 to 184X1 to 185X1 to 18X01 to 187.01 to 188.01 to 189X1 to 190.01 to 191.01 to 192X1 to 19X01 to 194.01 to 105.01 to 10X01 to 107X1 to 108.01 to 199X1 to 200.01 to 201.01 to 202.01 to 203X1 to 204.01 to 205.01 to 206.01 to 207.01 to 208.01 to 200.01 to 210.01 to 211X1 to 21X01 to 213.01 to 214.01 to 215.01 to 21X01 to 217.01 to 219.01 to 210.01 to 220X1 to 221X1 to 222.01 to 223X1 to 224.01 to 225X1 to 22X01 to 227.01 to 225.01 to 229X1 to 230.01 to 231.01 to 232.01 to 23X01 to 234.01 to 235X1 to 236.01 to 237X1 to 23SX1 to 23X01 to 240.91 to 341.01 to 24X01 to 243X1 to 244X1 to 245.01 tn 24X01 to 347X1 to 249.01 to 249X1 to 184X0. 185X0. 18X00. 187.00. 188X0. 189.00. 190.00. 191.00. 102 . 00 . 193.00. 104.00. 10X00. 10X00. 197.00. 10X90. 109.00. 200 . 00 . 201 . 00 . 202 . 00 . 20X00. 204.00. 205.00. 206.00. 207.00. 209.00. 200 . 00 . 210 . 00 . 211 . 00 . 212 . 00 . 213.00. 214.00. 215.00. 216.00. 217.00. 218.00. 219.00. 220 .00. 221 . 00 . 22X00. 223.00. 224.00. 225.00. 226X0. 227.00. 229X0. 220X0. 230.00. 231.00. 232X0. 233.00. 234X0. 235.00. 1236X0. »7.00. 238.00. 230X0. 240.00. 241.00. 242.00. »43X0. 244X0. 245.00. 24X00. 247.00 »49X0. 349.00. »50.00. New rate. $202.30 . 20X15 . 204.00 . 204.95 . 205.70 . 209,55 . 207.40 . 208.25 . 209.10 . »00.95 . 210.80 . 211.65 . 21X50 . 21X35 . 214.20 . 215.05 . 215.00 . »1X75 . 217.60 . 218.45 . 210.30 . 220.15 . 221.00 . 221.85 . 222.70 . 22X55 . 224.40 . 225.25 . 226.10 . 220.05 . 227.80 . 228.65 . 229X0 . 230.35 . 231.20 . 232.05 . 232.00 . 233.75 . 234.60 . 235.45 . 286.30 . 237.15 . 238.00 . 238.85 . 230.70 . 240X5 . 241.40 . 24235 . 243.10 . 243.05 . 244.80 . 245.05 . 246.50 . 247.35 . 249.20 . 249X5 . 249.00 . 250.00 . 250X0 . 250.00 . 250.00 . 250.00 . 250.00 . 250.00 . 250.00 . 250.00 . 2S0X0 . 250.00 11X01 to 114.00. 14X05 ment control started and which they repeated before the commission. Their demands had been for an average of somewhat'lets than 40 per cent, and Increases for them average less than 20 per cent. * Some union leaders who anticipated that the, commission's reebmmenda tions would not be for as great amounts as they had asked already have appealed to Director General Mc Adco to amend the proposed scale to give them higher pay. Others, how ever, virtually have agreed to accept .the report.. The wage ndvnnces, which range all the way from $1 to $34 a month. are |fic;*enses shove the amount of pay each employee was receiving on De cember 31. 1Ö15. Employees who have revel vied advances since that date will benefit sow to the extent of the differ ence between their present wage and that fixed by the wage commission. The uet cost of the additional pay to the railroads Is estimated at $260, fe is exclusive of the estl l .$$00.000,000 In govern Twi jM7. r of the railroads this rear of which Director îeneral McA^loq contemplates ad rnnrtnr passenger- rnOs at least 2% ?er cent und freight rates possibly as touch as 15 per cent Based en Living Coat. The scheme of wage advances adopt 'd is based on an inquiry Into thp tost of living, which the commission '«wrafLhag fmiretised approximately 40 >er cent to the average railroad em ployee receiving IfSTV » month. : , Thé commission favors a-shorter average workday, presumably eight hours, but decided that in the war emergency the nation could not afford to put into effect a reform that would slow down the war machinery and discriminate against other classes of workers being called upon for great sacrifices. Rates of overtime pay are not dis turbed and the Increases are adjusted to the mileage basis of compensation of some employees, a road engineer, for example, receiving an increase of 11% per cent in his mileage rate. A scheme of applying the increases to piece work and overtime therefor is also provided. An important feature of the report was the recommendation that where the same service Is rendered the pay shall be the same, without discrimina tion as to sex or race. Report of Commission. The report of the commission, con sisting of Franklin K. Lane, secretary of the interior ; Charles C. McChord, J. Harry Covington, and William U. Wiilcox, Is an exhaustive one. In part the report says: "The requests which have come to, us for wage increases, would, if fully granted, involve an additional outlay in wages of somewhat over $1,OUO,OOU, OOO per year in excess of the wage fund of last year, which exceeded $2,000, 000.000. Some asked for an increase of 100 per cent In their pay, and from this they graduated downward to 10 per cent. None were satisfied with their present wages. "To classify the many hundreds of employments In which the 2,000,000 railroad workers engage would be a task calling for more time, skill, in sight. and knowledge than we possess. At the outset, it was seen that there were grave Inequalities in the rates of wages paid. But who could say what relationship each class of employees should bear to the other? Abstractly, why should an engineer receive $170 per month and a telegraph operator $90 .per month ? "In the world of economics this sit uation has been made by the simple application of supply and demand, which Is In turn now varied, affected, and modified by those limitations aris ing ont of the artificial but necessary and historic methods of collective bar gaining. "Nevertheless, there stands out one dominating fact, recognized by rail road workers as well as by railroad officials—that the lower grades of railroad employment, those In which the supply of labor has been less re stricted. and where organization has been difficult, if not impossible, de serve wage Increases out of proportion to the increases for those In superior grades. "An unprecedented call had come for men of certain trades in connection with the new industries that had been created by the war In Europe, and this long before our entry Into the conflict. Machinists and iron workers of all kinds found themselves to be essential to the great munition plants and day labor of the most unskilled character rose Into high demand. Cut Oft Those Not Needed. "The commission recommends that during the period of government con duct of the railroads no salaries paid to officials who are not essential to the operation of the roads shall be charged as part of the operating ex penses. "There should be constituted a tri bunal or tribunals to continue the study of railroad labor problems, com posed In part at least of men experi enced In this kind of work, for con dit ions are ever, cha nging" O0O9O0Q9O0O0©»O*O«O*O*O»O«i § Schwab Will Control the t o Building of Steel Ships £ o • •0*0*040*0*0'0«0*0*0*0*0«i. mm Charles M. Schwab, chairman of the board of directors of the Bethle hem Steel corporation, has been ap pointed director general of shipbuild ing and put In control of the construc tion of stool merchantmen to speed up the lagging work. BOLSHEVIK! STILL DOMINATE RUSSIA RUMORS OF OVERTHROW WITH OUT BASIS OF FACT—SHOW MORE MODERATION. London. — According to news re ceived from Russia through independ ent Swedish and Dutch channels as forwarded from Christiania in a dis patch to the Times rumors of the overthrow of the Bolshevik govern ment which have been current recent ly, are unfounded. They probably are due to the fact that the soviet admin istration is now moving in the direc tion of greater moderation. The council of national commission ers is now being compelled to fight the anarchists, says the dispatch, just as Kerensky's government had to fight the Bolshevik!. Leon Trotzky, minister of war and marine, is advo cating compulsory labor, resulting in friction with the anarchists. Next to the establishment of the new army, the dispatch continues, the most reassuring feature is that offi cials of the Kerensky regime are re suming work. This has resulted in restoration of order to a remarkable degree, especially in the distribution of foodstuffs. Many things which no amount of speech-making could for merly induce the people to do are now being done in the inspiration of stead ily growing hatred on the part of the Russian nation for the German op pressor. In commenting on its dispatch from Christiania, the Times says: "Tne allies, whose faith in the fu ture of the Russian people has never failed, must welcome every sign of change in feeling wich gratification and hope. The spectacle of German displomatists distoring the principles of self-determination and no annexa tion into the wholesale dismember ment of Russia and the fate of Uk raine as well, are object lessons in re gard to the so-called good faith and amity of the Germans which make for a revulsion of feeling among the Russians wdiich is not surprising. "It is the plain duty of well wishers of Russia on both sides of the Atlantic to give the Russian people all the «as sistance in their power in the gçeat work of national reconstruction." Scores irisn Policy. London. — ine government's two fold policy of conscription and home rale for Ireland is disastrous, says Sir Horace Plunkett, president of the recent Irish convention, in a letter to the press. The government ought, he says, immediately establish a respon sible government in Ireland as a war measure, and Ireland would then voluntarily join in the war. Planting Is Late. Amsterdam.—Only about 50 per cent of the spring sowing has been ac complished in the Ukraine, Herr von Waldow, president of the German food regulation, has been informed the Food Committee of the Reichstag, ac cording to the Koelnische Zeitung. Kealy To Be Major-General. Washington. — Brig. Gen. Wm. L. Kealy, national army, v.as nominated by President Wilson to be major gen eral in the national army. Increase Sugar Rates. Washington. — Increases of about 10 per cent in carload commodity rates on sugar from New Orleans to points in Alabama, Tennessee and Kentucky were approved by the Inter state Commerce Commission. First Time Since 60't. Lawrence, Mass.—For the first time in 50 years—since Civil War days in fact—mills in Lawrence are resorting to billboard advertising in an endeav or to secure more operatives. U-BOAT BASE AT OBSOLETE CRUISER VINDICTIVE SUNK AT HARBOR ENTRANCE— BRITISH LOSSES LIGHT. WILL CRIPPLE SUBMARINES Since Attack on Zeebrugge on April 23, V'ndictive Had Been Filled With Concrete and Fitted as a Block Ship For This Purpose. London. — The German submarine base of Ostend, on the Belgian coast, has been blocked as a result of a new raid by the British naval forces, the admiralty announces. The obsolete cruiser Vindictive, filled with con crete, has been sunk across the en trance to the harbor. The British lost one motor boat. Their casualties were light. Regarding reports that German sub marines have been unable to enter Flemish ports and have had to return to Germany, Reuter's Limited says it is unable to obtain confirmation in naval quarters. Photographic and other evidence from Zeebrugge shows that the Bruges Canal is still entirely blocked as a result of the British raid of April 23 and that it cannot be used. The ob structions, it has been found, were better placed than was at first sup posed. German attempts to clear the waterway are meeting with no success as a result of British air activity and other causes. The announcement follows: "Operations designed to close the ports of Ostend and Zeebrugge were successfully completed when the ob solete cruiser Vindictive was sunk between the piers and across the en trance to Ostend harbor. "Since the attack on Zeebrugge on April 23 the Vindictive had been filled with concrete and fitted as a block ship for this purpose. "Our light forces have returned to their base with the loss of one motor launch, which had been damaged aud was sunk by orders of the vice ad miral to prevent it from falling into the hands of the enemy. "Our casualties were light." Restrict Rubber Imports. Washington. — Carrying out Its an nounced intention of placing crude rubber on the list of restricted im ports, the War Trade Board issued regulations holding imports to the United States to a basis of 100,000 tons annually and limiting issuances of licenses for such importation to 25,000 tens from May 6 to July 31. The cut amounts to more than one third of America's imports, as rubber lias come in at the rate of about 157, 000 tons annually. Would Cancel France's Debt. Washington. — Cancellation of Fiance's financial obligation to the United States is proposed in a resolu tion introduced by Senator Kenyon of Iowa. The resolution provides that "all obligations of the republic of France, to the United States of Amer ica for monies borrowed or funds ad vanced since the commencement of the present war including Interest thereon be and are hereby cancelled." Canadians To Oo More. The Canadian Army Headquarters In France, (by Canadian Press, Lim ited).—The Canadian army has taken over trenches in the vicinity of Neu ville, Vitasse, Mercatel and Boisleux St. Mare, in addition to Its front from Hill 70 to Gavrelle. The new section of battle front taken over by ehe Ca nadian troops lies to the southeast of Arras and is about three miles long. Kaiser Goes To Potsdam. Berne, Switzerland.— (British Ad miralty, per Wireless Press.)—Em peror William has returned to Pots dam, owing to the political crisis re sulting from the rejection of suffrage reform by the Prussian Diet. Count Von Hertling, the imperial chancellor, has been summoned to Potsdam to re port on the situation. To Rush Liberty Bonds. Washington.—Extra shifts of print ers were set to work by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing to expedite the work on Liberty bonds. It is planned to deliver all within two weeks. About 18,000,000 have been printed and more than 10,000,000 have been distributed. British Family Slain. Eagle Pass, Tex.—Mexican bandits murdered the entire family of Freder ick Hillcoat at LaMariposa, in Santa Rosa mountains, near Muzquiz, Mex., about 250 miles south of Eagle Pass, according to a telegram received here. Record For Bethlehem. New York.—The output of the steel mills of the Bethlehem Steel Corpora tion was in March the largest of any month In the company's history, Eu gene G. Grace, the president, told the directors at their meeting here. Arrest of Vice Qonsul. London.—A Reuter dispatch from Tokvo says that the Russian authori ties at Irkutsk have arrested the Japa nese association on the charge of heir g rullitLrj 3pies. O9O*O9O9O9O0O9O0O0O*O*O9O* § Man Who Invented £ o German Miracle Gun £ o *> •040»0«0*0«0o0*0*0s0*0«0®0 Professor Rnusenberger, who has been credited with having Invented the 75-mlle gun that is bombarding Paris. He has been in charge of the heavy gun section of the Krupp works. GERMAN PROPAGANDA APPEARS IN MEXICO TWO AMERICAN NEWSPAPER MEN ORDERED TO LEAVE BY PRESIDENT CARRANZA. Washington.—Unofficial advices re ceived here tell of an order for the expulsion from Mexico by the Carran za government of Robert H. Murray, the representative of the committee on public information in Mexico City, who in that capacity has been in charge of the work conducted by the American government to offset Ger man propaganda. At the same time, the unofficial ad vices say, one of the correspondents of the Associated Press in Mexico Ciey, W. E. Weigand, also was order ed to leave. The expulsion of both men, it is said, was ordered under the thirty third section of the Mexican constitu tion, which provides for the summary deportation of "pernicious foreigners" without trial or hearing. Some of the experiences of Americans expelled from Mexico under that section have been described as little short of har rowing. Murray was the correspondent of the New York World and one of the best known American newspaper men in Mexico. When it was determined to take steps to properly inform Mexi cans of the attitude of the United States in the war, and thus attack the German propaganda in Mexico, which for months has been described as rampant, Murray was selected by the committee on public information to carry on its work. An order for h:s expulsion is taken to substantiate re cent reports that the German propa ganda had again gained the upper hand in Mexican official circles. The State Department was without official advices from Ambassador Fletcher on the subject, but had re ceived the report officially. Other sources of information here in touch with Mexican affairs heard the same report. The last definite information of Murray and Weigand was received here more than two weeks ago, when I news came that both had, at the order I of President Carranza, been haled be | fore a military court and that their I deportation was expected. Religious Leader Held. New York. — Joseph F. Rutherford, successor to "Pastor' 1 Russell as head of the International Bible Students - Association, and five other leaders of organizations founded by Russell were arrested in a raid by federal authori ties on the headquarters of the Bible Students' Association, and five other leaders of organizations founded by Russell w'ere arrested In a raid by federal authorities on the headquar ters of the Bible Students' Association in Brooklyn. Norway Loses Sh : as. Wasnington. — Ten vessels, aggre gating 13,704 tons and 20 seamen were Norway's war losses during April, the Norwegian legation here was inform ed. The April totals bring Norway's losses due to the war to 755 vessels. Porto Rico's Subscription. San Juan, Porto Rico. — Insular Treasurer Benedictö announced that subscriptions to the Liberty Loan to taled $2,783,000. Tw-enty-elgbt cities exceeded their quota. Shipyard's Busy Week. Washington. — Ten steel ships of 57,695 tons, and six wooden ships of 21,500 tons, were launched by Ameri can yards in the week ending May 5. Twelve steel ships of 80,180 tons were delivered to the board complete in the Bame period. Treaty With Rumania. Amsterdam.—An economic treaty supplementing the treaty of peace be tween Rumania and the central pow ON GUARD At this time of the year people feel weak, tired, listless, their blood Is thin, they have lived indoors and perhaps expended all their mental and bodily energy and they want to know how to renew their energy and stamina, over come headaches and backaches, have clear eyes, a smooth, ruddy skin, and feel the exhilaration of real good health tingling thru their body. Good, pure, rich, red blood is the best insurance against ills of all kinds. 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