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Marquis of Crew Intimates that De
mands of Ulster to Eliminate
Time Limit Will Be Met.
NEW PROBLEM IS INJECTED
He Says Unionists Have Enlarged
Territory to Be Exempt Since
NOW INCLUDES MANY CATHOLICS
Unionists Are Asked How These
Objections Are to Be Met.
ULTIMATUM FROM LANSDOWNE
Ue snys ISxcl tmlon of All Ulater 1
Onlr Condition thnt Will Avert
Thrententns; Peril of
LONDON, July H.-The House of Lords
today paused the third reading of the bill
to amend the Irish Home Rule bill and
sent It across to the House of Commons
In its closing stone In the upper house
the Marquis of Crewe, the Liberal leader,
took part In the debate on the bll' and
Indirectly promised that the attainment
of an agreement in regard to the elimina
tion of the time limit by which the
counties of Ulster were allowed to vote
on the question of their exclusion for
a period of six years from the operation
of the home rule bill would not prove
difficult. He said, however, that the
aera of the portion of Ireland to be ex
cluded had been bo greatly enlarged by
the Unionists that It would be a vexed
and critical question. The Unionists, he
argued, had failed to find how they pro
posed to meet the lnevtlable objections
to exclusion of the Roman Catholic
counties of Ulster and their friends else
where In Ireland.
The marquis concluded by asJtlng for
the exercise of patience and forbearance
and firmly hoping for a successful so
lution. The marquis of Lansdowne, the Union
ist leader, reiterated that nothing short
of the Unionist amendments could avert
the Immediate peril that was threaten
ing. Ho said this was his explanation
of the demand for the total exclusion of
the province of Ulster and he complained
that the government had given the Union
ists no asBlstanco "whatever in the task
of avortlng civil war.
At tho suggestion of the marquis of
Crewe, the bill was read a third time
without a vote being taken.
Kfeesrtd Height of -Nearly
LEIPSIC, July It. A new world's rec
ord for altitude for an aeroplane was es
tablished here today by Helnrlch Oelerlch,
a German aviator, who rose In his biplane
7,600 meters, or approximately 24,606 feet,
nearly four and three-quarters miles.
The official world's record, 6.600 meters,!
or 6,600 meters, or approximately 21,654
feet, had been established only on July
9 at Johannlsthal by Otto Ltnnekogcl, an
other German airman.
OTCIIAKOV, Russia July 14. Two
more Russian aviators, Captain Jessapow
and his mechanic, were killed today by
falling with their aeroplane, which col
lapsed during a flight.
Widow of Bandit .
Cash and Jewelry
NEW ORLEANS, La.. July 14. Mrs.
Charles C. Craven, W years old, who, the
police say admits she has hidden $54,000
In cash and Jewelry alleged to have been
obtained by her late husband In sovoral
robberies, was arrested here today and Is
held as a suspicious character. Her hus
band and a companion were .killed at
Wlldwood, Fla., five months ago in a
fight with detectives who attempted to
arrest them on charges of train robbery
and safe blowing. The police say Mrs.
Craven admits burying the money and
Jewelry near Savannah, Ga., but she will
not reveal the hiding place.
5 a. m 09
6 a. m 70
7 a. m 73
8 a. m
9 a. in
3 p. m SS
1 )J. lit .Tf
6 p.' m.' 87
7 p: m.'":.'.'.'.'::":: W
P. m. 1,1 :
Comparative Local Record.
. . , 1913. 1312. 1911.
Highest yesterday 89 101 102 90
Lowest yesterday m 78 68 ti7
Mean temperature .... 7 91 ss 78
Precipitation 00 .(O .00 .K)
Temperature and precipitation depar
tures from the normal;
Normal temperature 77
Excess for the day 1
Total excers since March 1 230
Normal precipitation 14 n0h
Deficiency for the day 14 inch
Total rainfall since March 1.... 14. 49 Inches
Deficiency since March 1 1. SO Inches
Deficiency for cor. period, 1913. 1.71 inches
Deficiency for cor, period, 1912. 7.!3incho
Reports rrom Station at 7 p. m,
Station and State Temp. High- Rain,
of Weather. 7 p. m. est. fall.
imeyenne. clouay it fo
Davenport, cloudy S3
Denver, cloudy 82
Des Moines, clear.... 84
Dodge City, clear 94
Juuler. oloudv 82
North Platte, cloudy 86
Omaha, pt. cloudy W
Pueblo. Pt. cloudy to
Rapid City, Pt cloudy.... 83
Salt Lake City, cloudy,... 84
Santa Fe, cloudy A, 74
Pherldan. pt cloudy...... 78
Kloux City, pt cloudy. ... "6
alentlne, pt cloudy..... 94
T" Indicates trace of precipitation
L. A. WELSH, Local Kprecaeter-
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Section of today'a See.
Maid Tells Detective
Mrs. Carman Enters
House After Shooting
MINEOLA, N. T.. July 14.-A sensational
statoment of the movements of Mrs.
Florence Carman on tho night of the
murder of Mrs. Louise Bailey at Free
port. Is said to have been niado to the
grand Jury here this afternoon by Cecilia
Coleman, the maid employed by the Car
mans, who has been missing and reported
kidnaped for several days.
According to her Htatemcnt, made pub
lic by a private detective agency em
ployed by the district attorney, Mrs. Car
man, Immediately after the shooting, ran
Into the houso from the outside, ran
through the kitchen and darted upstairs.
The detecth-e agency announced that
the Coleman woman had been under their
surveillance during the time that she
was thought to have been kidnaped
Tho Coleman woman was taken before
the grand Jury Immediately after the
alleged statement was made public.
Dr. Carman, husband of the accused,
was before tho Inquisitors for two hours.
District Attorney Smith said he was
satisfied with the doctor's story and did
not ask him to waive Immunity. The
chief point of the physician's story was
that his wife was upstairs when tho fatal
shot was fired. ,
A diagram of the Carman house where
tho murder was committed was shown
tho Jury. Among the witnesses waiting
to be called were William Bailey, hus
band of the slain woman; Mrs. Jennie
Duryea, her mother; Miss Madeline
Bailey, a daughter, and Mrs. William
Kimball, a cousin.
Lipton Not Party to
Payment of Bribes
by His Employes
LONDON, July 14. The attorney gen
eral declared today thero was no evidence
before him to Justify the criminal prose-
MlHnn ryf CI. TV, n... T (ntnn I .
tlon with the recent army canteen scan
dals for which several army officers and
employes of Lipton, limited, were con
victed on charges of accepting or giving
bribes to Influence contracts.
At tho annual meeting of Lipton,
limited, today, Sis Thomas was attacked
by a number of shareholders.
Sir Thomas In a speech said nobody
could attempt to justify the acts of the
men who had been Implicated In the
canteen scandals and nobody deplored
them more that he did. He declared such,
stops Jiad, been token as would, effectually
provent a" rccurrance of the scandals.
The meeting concluded with a round of
htArt'y cheers and the expression of
wishes for the success of Shamrock IV In
Its attempt t6 bring back the America's
cup to England.
Tannebaum Tires of
Light Diet and Hard
Bed and Will Be Good
NEW YORK, July H.-A bread and
water diet for 13 hours and a cement
floor for a bed yesterday, brought prom
ises of good behavior from Frank Tan
nenbaum, the youthful Industrial Worker
of the World leader, and today Warden
Hayes of the Blackwell's Island peniten
tiary promised to end his stay in the soli
tary conflnemb.it cells. Tannenbaum,
who was sent to the Island for raiding a
church, was one of tho ring leaders In
tho recent riots. While the number of
Insurgents has decreased by a score,
more than 10 were still holding, out today
for their "rights." All of these remained
In their cells. They Include the leaders
of the Insurgents, all of whom are In
Union Pacific May
. Cut Melon, Says
Court of Appeals
ALBANY, N. Y., July 14.-By a decision
of the court of appeals today, the Union
Faclflo Railroad company Is permitted to
distribute dividends to holders of common
stock on certain holdings to the exclu
sion of holders of preferred stock. Ac
tion was brought by the Equitable Life
Assurance society to enjoin the defendants
from this action. The Judgment of the
appellate division was unanimously af-
t firmed with costs.
Martin Gering Dies
in Washington Home
GERING. Neb.. July 14.-(8neelal Tele-
: gram.) Martin Gering, for a quarter
jcentury a prominent citizen of western
Nebraska and one of the founders of the
town of Gering, which bears his name,
died today at Washington, where he has
lived since retiring from business two
years ago. He still retained numerous In
terests In this section. He was a native
of Germany, coming to Pennsylvania
prior to the civil war. He served In tho
Fourth Pennsylvania cavalry. He was
73 years of age and leaves a widow and
one stepson, Edson Gering, a business
man here. Burial will be In Arlington
National cemetery. Washington.
Screech Owl Roosts
in Senate Gallery
WASHINGTON, July 14 -Roostlng high
on a ledge in a senate gallery corridor
today, a screech owl peacefully snoozed
while the senate was In session. Through
an open door the strange visitor was Jn
plain view of Vice President Marshall.
The bird showed no Interest In the anti
trust legislation or the Introduction of
bills and resolutions, but Just kept on
HUERTA IS GOING
Suarcz Tells Commoner Resignation
of Despot Certain Within
Day or Two.
WEST COAST TURNS J2
Sweeping the West
Espagne Does Not Wait for Diotator
at Vera Cruz.
EXPECTED HE WILL FLEE SOON
nnmnr lllrtntor 'Will Quit Poet in
Fnmr of Mlnlatrr Cnr
WASHINGTON. July 14.-Lato today
the State department received ndvlces
that Hucrta's resignation was certain
within a day or two. This developed
after a conference between Secretary
Bryan and Minister Suarez of Chili.
Wfl Conut Tnrnn to Cnrrnnan.
MAZATLAN, Max.. July lS.-(By Wire
less to San Dlcgo, Cal., July 14.) The
constitutionalists are sweeping the Pa
cific coast of Mexico. Evacuation, occu
pations, armistices and the exchange ol
prisoners are everywhere reported to
Rear Admiral Howard, commanding tho
American Pacific fleet, and the Indica
tions are that within a week the federals
'will be In possession of only Mazatlan
nnd Sallna Crui among the important
At Santa Rosalia, a mining port on
the outer coast of Lower California, tho
federals and constitutionalists held a con
ference yesterday, at which It was de
cided to bury the hatchet and make Joint
causo with Carrnnza. Tho same pro
cedure Is expected to tako plnce at Ia
Paz, another Lower California port, while
at Guaymas. the most Important point
on the Gulf of California, an armistice
has been agreed on, to expire at mid
night. July 20.
Pnrley Oyer Prlaonera,
In the meantlmo four large merchant
vessels of tho Naviera (Mexican) line are
loading rapidly and It Is expected all fed
eral troops will be out of Guaymas
within tho next few .days. Negotatlona
for the exchange of prisoners ocgan with
the signing of the armistice.
Colonel Gomez of the Zapatista, forces,
It Is reported, has taken charge In the
name of the constitutionalists of Acan
uuco, once a port of call for the Spanish
galleons from tho Philippines. General
Salldo, the federal commander there, has
been hard pressed of late, and the last
refugees reported that he had been forced
to make daily levies of cash and rations
tp support his email garrison.
Both .federal .and constltutlonalbtgen.
crala at Guaymas expressed profuse
thariks to the Amorlcart commander there
for his assistance In negotiating the
armistice. Admiral Howard's policy of
strict neutrality won the confidence of
both contending parties.
The destroyers Whipple, Truxtun and
Paul Jones left today for the Mare Island
navy yard via San Diego, to bo over
hauled. Are Disappointed.
VERA CRUZ, July 14. Army and navy
officers who Journeyed to the gap In
tho railway line today In the belief that
General Huerta was a passenger on the
morning train were disappointed. A
force of laborers Is at the Mexican side
of the gap ready to repair It, but cctual
work awaits specific orders from the
capital. Colonel Izunza, Mexican com
mander at the gap, said he believed the
delay was occasioned by an endeavor to
get an agreement from the Americans not
to use the gap. when repaired, for mili
tary purposes. He had no official Infor
mation to that effect, however.
LIMJIl SAILS WITHOUT HUERTA
President Sot Among Refugee
Leaving- on Espasne.
WASHINGTON, July 11. General
Huerta was not among the high official
Mexican refugees sailing from Vera Cruz
on tho liner Espagne, according to early
dispatches today from General Funaton.
The holding of the liner and the hur
ried repair of the railroad to Mexico City
had been taken as an Indication that the
dictator was ready to flee with Adolfo
Do Lama, Estcva Ruiz, Querldo Moheno
and the Generals Maaa, all of his offi
cial family, who sailed on the Espagne.
Huerta's resignation was expected In
Mexico City today. Official diplomatic
dispatches from the federal capital
stated the dictator probably would quit
his post and turn over his administration
to his new foreign minister, Francisco
Carbajal, either Uday or Wednesday.
Evidence that,ilucrta was preparing an
avenue of exit after his abdication was
seen In the work of restoring through
rail communication between Mexico City
and Vera Cruz. The chief engineer of
the Mexican railway was sent from the
capital personally to supervise the re
pairing of the gap In tho line near the
coast Huerta, It was bolleved. might
use that route of departure. The rail
way was torn up after the American oc
cupation of Vera Cruz.
With a crisis imminent, administration
officials and envoys of the South Ameri
can republics were untiring In their ef
forts today to bring about a transition of
power In Mexico City without further
sacrifice of life. Carranza, constitution
alist chief. In notifying tho United States
that he would not sanction any confer
ence with representatives of Huerta to
draft peace terms, declared that uncon
ditional surrender of the authorities In
Mexico City was the only thing he would
accept. Ho '.aid he could give ample as
surances for the guarantee of life and
Trying to Avert nioodnhrd.
While Washington officials have Indi
cated they would take no steps to Inter
fere with the revolution, yet the consti
tutionalists have been notified that recog
nition would not be extended to them If
excesses marked their entrance Into Mex
One plan suggested for transfer of
power to the constitutionalists was tho
resignation of Huerta or the administra
tion that succeeded him, leaving police
power over Ihe capital In the hands of
local minor authorities.
mil p i ii 4 x'
Drawn for Tho Beo by l'oweh.
RUSMISEL HEARING IS ON
Commerce School Teacher Charged
EXAMINE WITNESSES IN SECRET
Three Women from th Umnhn
Woiunn Club Admitted Ilne
mUel to Offer Evi
Complaining attorneys In tho case
against Principal L. C. Rusmlsel of the
Omaha High School of Commerco at a
hearing before tho Judiciary committee of
the Board of Education attempted to show
by tlx witnesses, whose testimony con
sisted largely of hearsay gossip, that Mr.
Rusmlsel put his arms around one of his
teachers and kissed her; that he tried to
do this a second ttmo and was repulsed;
that he favored a certain teacher In hl
attentions and called at her home; that
he carried on a flirtation with a teacher
at, the school.
The former teacher who was responsible
lor -the iiharges did not ap'pear 'at tho
hearing. This teacher was demoted
from the faculty of thn Omaha. High
School of Commorce for Inefficiency.
Whon the hearing was adjourned yes
terday neither tho attornoys nor the mem
bers of" tho school board would discuss
in detail the nature of tho evidence The
hearing was In secret, only threo out
siders. Mrs. N. H. Nelson, Mrs. Halleck
F. Rose and Mrs. J. H. Dumont of tho
Women's club being present, by their
Wltncaacs for Complnlnanta. 1
"We are examining the witnesses for
the complainants," said Dr. E. Holovt
chlnor, chairman of the Judiciary com
mittee. "We will resume tho hearing at
2:30. There Is nothing more to say."
Witnesses who were examined woro
Miss Lillian Sellberg. a pupil at tho
Omaha High school of Commerce; Miss j
Iono Chappel, Mrs. Hotchktss and Miss
Louise Stegntr, teachers, and a Mr. .ma
son. The witnesses made every effort to
keep their Identity concealed.
Tho hearing was held In tho assembly
room of the Board of Education. The
door was locked and William Lawson,
tho special Janitor of the board, stood
guard on the outsldo throughout tho
Principal Rusmlsel attended tha hear
ing, and his attorney, C. A. Gobs, cross
examined the witnesses, produced by At
torney Ed Slmeral for the prosecution,
but no evldenco was offered at the morn
ing session In Mr. Rusmlsel's behalf.
When the hearing Is finished the
Judiciary committee chairman will make
a recommendation to tho Board of Edu
cation. Naval Cadets Are
LONDON. July 14.-The American bat
tleships Missouri and Illinois arrived
from Gibraltar today and anchored in
tho Thames, off Gravesend, where they
will remain about a week. On board Is
a large party of cadets from the Naval
academy at Annapolis, who have been
making their annual cruise.
Captain William F. Fullam, superln-1
tendent of the Naval academy, who com- j
mands the practice squadron, found a
sheaf of Invitations awaiting him, his
officers and the cadets. They came from
British naval men and from various
American societies In London, who have
arranged many entertainments.
The officers of the American battle
ships will reciprocate by throwing the
vessels open to visitors. On July 20 the
officers will participate in the dedication
to Pocahontas In St. George's church,
Gravesend, of two memorial windows
which Ambassador Walter Hlnes Pago
will formally present on behalf of tho
dames of Virginia.
The National Capital
Tneadnri Jnly 14, 11) 14,
Met at noon.
Debate was resumed on the trust bills.
A resolution to continue last year's ap
propriation until new ones can be pro
vided was Introduced, but delayed by
Itepubllcan leader Mann.
Debate was resumed on the conference
report on the legislative bill.
Bills fixing penalties for violation of
the railroad hours of service law and to
extend federal inspection of locomotives
were introdu-id by the Interstate Com
Only Three More Days
kvtv o -
Elevators in Newer
DULUTH, Minn.. July 14. That tho
skyscraplng office building of tho near
future will contain many now features,
Is tha prediction of C. A. Patterson, sec
retary of the National Association of
Building Owners and Managers, In ad
dressing that body here today.
"Innovation," said Mr. Patterson, "Is
the tnlddlo name of tho modern sky
scraper. It will bo a very short time
when big office buildings will have ele
vators running not only up nnd down
from the street to the top of tho build
ing, but running horizontally on differ
ent floors. Furthermore, patrons wltl
pay fares to ride on theso elevators and
get transfers from the vertical lifts to
the horizontal. Just as we get them on
street cars now.
"They will pipe pure air from tie coun
try right Into tho big city buildings, Just
as they ptpo pure water, and bungalows
bulirdn Ydp df tall bulldlftirs wltt'IToustt
tho owners In slimmer. A building permit
fur such a bungalow Already has been
taken out In Chicago."
Briton Involved in
TOKIO, July 14. Andrew M. Poolcy,
an English Journalist, was today sen
tenced to two years' Imprisonment nnd
a flno of $100 on a charge of receiving
stolen documents In connection with the
recent Japanese naval scandals Involving
officers In tho receipt of Illicit commis
sions for Influencing the allotment of
Pooley received tho documents from
Carl Rlchtcr, an employe of a German
armament firm, who had stolen them and
was alleged to have used them for black
Two other prisoners also wero convicted
today in the same case, V. Herrmann, the
Toklo representative of the German arm
ament firm, being sentenced to one year
In Jail, and George Blundell, also con
nected with English Journalism, to ten
months' Imprisonment. The sentences on
these two men were, however, suspended
for three years.
Fight on Jones on
Floor of Senate
WASHINGTON. July 14.-Admlnlstra-tlon
senators after a canvass today re
ported to the White House that President
Wilson's nomination of Thomas D. Jones
of Chicago to the federal reservo board
would be confirmed by a majority rang.
Ing from flvo to ten.
There were no developments In the
nomination of Paul M. Warburg of New
York. Indications were that the White
House would not begin the fight for his
confirmation until after Mr. Jones had
Tho fight on Jones was carried Into the
senate by Acting Chairman Hitchcock of
the banking committee, leading the oppo
sition, because of Mr. Jones' connections
with the so-called zlno and Harvester
trusts. With administration supporters
predicting a victory the fight went on
behind closed doors.
Cost of Operating
Cities is Increasing
WASHINGTON. July 14,-The total
payment In 196 cities having a popula
tion of 30,000 or more, for general gov
ernmental expenses In 1912 was $50$,543,OI8,
according to the census bureau today.
The total per capita payments for ex
penses other than those of public ser
vice enterprises was 117.34, an Increase
of 33.30 per cent over the per capita pay
ment of a decade ago, which was $13.02.
The per capita payment In cities of 0,00)
population and over was $21.24; In cities
between M0.000 and MO.OOO population It
was $19.99. In cities having a population
between 100,000 and 300,000 it was $14.22;
In cities having 80,000 to 100.000 the per
capita payment was $12.M, and In cities
of between 30,000 and 60,000 population It
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Governor Aw' Quit yr I J&Mu)ts-
7 vmAfr&&msss J1 JHkSAi
V All PAHtr
Kv.flLim i '-. ;i'
Member of Bums-Daily News Com
bination Voluntarily Returns.
BREAK WITH P0LCAR INDICATED
Mwn Accaned of Attempting; to Ile
Imnch City Offlclnls nlv Ilond
for Appenrnnce nt lleiirlim
T. G. Hansen, Burns sleuth, forme-ily In
tho employ of Joe Polcnr's Dally News,
tho man who Is accused of attempting to
bribe city officials and who Jumped
$R,0C0 bond In Chicago, quietly came to
Omaha yesterday morning, made ar
rangements for a new bond hero and late
yesterday afternoon voluntarily appeared
In Justlco Brltt's court.
Tho explanation for this procedure ac
cepted by tho police Is that Hansen has
broken with tha foreign corporation of
which tho 'Dally Nowh In a member and
W toll what he knows of "ilia ..alleged
bribery conspiracy' t his preliminary
hearing set for noxt Saturday,
Hansen and his lawyer, Josoph Burres
of Chicago, were noncommittal, howover,
and a surprise was sprung whon Edward
Abrahams signed Hansen's $1,000 bond
fixed by tho court Abrahams was thn
bondsman for Detective Neff. Burns
operative, who appealed from a vagranoy
sentence In police court, and some persona
connecting tho two facts expressed sus
picion that the Dally News still had Its
artlstto finger In the Hansen case.
Hansen's bond was fixed at $1,000, fol
lowing a speech by Attornoy Burres, who
declared that the fact that Hansen had
voluntarily come to Omaha from Chicago
to surrendor himself was sufficient evi
dence of his Intention In good faith to
Former Poller Abnniloneil,
Mr. Burres told Justice Brltt that Han
sen's failure to appear in Chicago was
In tho lino of n policy since abandoned.
This was Interpreted to mean that Han
sen has broken with the Daily News.
Ho expressed a desire for nn early
hearing and Saturday was set as the
date, County Attorney Magney reserving
tho right to change the date In case of
InablUty to proceed. The hearing of
Frank M. Tlckard, Burns sleuth, charged
with attempting to bribe County Com
missioner John C. Lynch, is set for next
Friday. R. U. Wolf, city smoke Inspector,
Is tho complaining witness In the Han
Vn I. miliar Wenrs neurit,
Hansen has parted with the beard
which he woro In Omaha last winter and
now Is smooth shaven with the excep
tion of a mustache- It was learned that
he arrived here early yesterday mornlnar
accompanied by his attorney and H. M.
Walters, Bald to be a Burns operative.
IIo registered at the Rome hotel as "T.
O. Harrison." He still shows the effects
of Illness suffered In Chicago within the.
last few days, but has practically re
covered Highly Interesting developments re
sulting from the Burns-Dally News plot
are expected next Friday and Saturday.
It Is known President and Editor Joo
Polcar and his friends have lxen fearful
lest the Bums men should ultimately
he compelled to take the witness stand
In their own defense ever since Mayor
Dahlman first made his celebrated ex
pose. Hansen admitted thnt ho had become
weary of being a fugitive from Justice.
According to Attornoy Burres, Hansen's
surrender hero will result In tho setting
aside of tho forfeiture of thn $5,000 bond
In Chicago. Hansen was arraigned he.
fore Jubtlce Britt, pleaded not guilty and
was released under bond.
Wounded Hunter is
Carried Many Miles
by His Companiosn
SAN FHANCIRCO, July H.-Mlstaken In
tho thick underbrush by his hunting com
panion, Elmer Cox, Jr., as a deer. A. J.
Francis a well known clubman of this
city, was thot and dangerously wounded
last Sunday In Madera county. Word
of the accident was received hero today.
Assisted by their hunting guide, Cox and
a fellow hunter, succeeded In getting
Francis to a hospital twenty-seven miles
from their camp, the trip occupying more,
than thirty hours-j
Representatives of 55,000 on Ninety
Eight Roans West of Chioago
Against Arbitr tion.
TO NEGOTIATE WITH BOSSES
They Vote Almost Unanimously in
Favor of Strike if Their De
mands Are Refused.
COMPANIES NOT TO BE BOUND
That is Reason Given for Rejection
of Tender by Employes.
INCREASE IN PAY IS SOUGHT
According to Conference Committee)
of MnnHjtcra, Compliance with
Itequeeto Wonlil Swell
Roll 1'lftr Per Cent.
CHICAGO. July 14. Representatives of
Ki.ICO engineers nnd firemen In ninety
eight western railroads today declared
that they would not accept arbitrations o
their wugo differences under the Erd
man act, but would continue negotiations
with their employers.
It was also announced that the firemen
nnd engineers had voted almost unani
mously In favor of . a strlka should thtlr
requests be refused by tho railroad.
Tho announcement that fedjril arbitra
tion would be declined caitM after &
meeting tttended by tho conference ot
Krnornl mnnahcrs of the railroads and
representatives of thi cmplJ.'ei.
Tho railroad managers w.-a Informed
by W. 8. Btone, head of the Brqtherhood
of Locomotive Engineers, and W S Car
ter, president of the Brotherhood ot
locomotive Firemen and Englnemen oC
tho result of the strike vote.
Different phases of the dlfforsncrB be
tween tSo men and tho railroads were)
discussed before the conference adjourned.
Refusal to accept arbitration wa Vncd
by the brotherhood on tho contention
that the railroads woull not be bound br
tho result of such arblr:lo.i. On thl
point an official statement given out by
Mr. Carter readR;
"On the supposition that tho federal
board of aibltratlo.t and eonclllatlon will
proposo ntbltratlon as directed by tha
present federal law, tho cnslmnen wilt
necessarily reject any proposition to
arbitrate becausa In till recent aiultra
tlons railroads have repu l'lt.sd arb(ttR
tlon awards and hive not been bound
What the 3Ien Want.
Some of the principal requests made by
tho empl- 'es of the rotds ere:
"Increana In tha 1 ... oi pay or n
glneors. anditlrmn In al cluses of ear
vice.' . tfiat 'tha". number of hours after which
overtime will he paid in the freight er-.
vice bo reduced from fen to eight hours
and In passenger service from ten to
That overtime be raised to a basN of
time and a half In freight service and
double time In passenger servlca.
That engineers and firemen be paid
an arbitrary 30 minutes preparatory ttmo
for each trip Instead ot computing ser
vice continuously from actual time of
reporting for duty.
That allowances be made for terminal
delays in addition to payment for tho
miles or hours of the trip.
That tho differentials paid for running
Mallet engines be Increased.
That the differentials between local andT
through freight service be Increased.
That two firemen be employed on larg
coal-burning engines regardless of tho
character or length of tho run, tho ton
nage hauled or the work required fl tha'
Sienna Fifty Per Cent Rnlae.
According to the conference committee
ot managers representing tho railroads,
compliance with .the requests of the em
ployes would Increase the payrolls of
the roads moro than $33,000,000 a year,
or approximately B0 per cent.
The request of tho employes cover a
general revision ot the rules governing
The negotiations continued nearly thro a
months prior to Juno J, when tho con
ferences were suspended pending the tak
ing of the vote of the employes on tha
question of a strike.
A. W. Trenholm, general manager of
the Chicago. St. Paul, Minneapolis and
(Continued on Page Two.)
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