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T1IE OMAHA SUNDAY IWA): MAY 1C, 1915.
WAR MNGS ABOUT
INCREASE IN WAGES
While laboring Men. of England Are
Petting More Pay for Their . V,
i SrVicei Cott of living
' ';' Su Advanced.
PAUPER POPULATION IS LESS
RELIEF FDNDUP FOR PROBE
Criticism Heard Over Administra
tion of Prince of Wales Fund
. of $25,000,000.
ASK FOR A FULL STATEMENT
(Correspondence Associated Press.)
LONDON, May 2. War as a wag$
raiser baa brought to a considerably
proportion of the laboring clasaes lrt
'England, some compensation .for the
increased cost of living. Social work
ers estimate that the Increased cost
of living averages Is at least 10 per
cent, while the average increase in
wage Is not over 5 per cent The
plentiful supply of overtime work
available in most trades makes It
easy for most workmen to more than
The upward tendency of the Eng
lish worklngman'a wages was very
marked in March. According to the
official Board of Trade reports the
increases granted during the month
reached a total of nearly $365,000.
The number1 of work people who
shared the Increases was 440,000.
.Increased wages In1 some of the lead
ing branches of Industry are summed
up briefly at follow
- ' Increase for These.
Jtalwaymen All round Increase of 73
cents a week.
-Longshoremen Increase varying from
Si cents to 13 a week.
'Policemen War bonus of 76 cunts a
week and upwards.
Carpenters War bonus of $1 to $1.60 a
General Laborers Increases of 75
xenta to tl.EO a week.
Miners Empoyers generally offer 10
'per cent advance In pay; miners demand
20 per cent. '
Postal Employes, Including telephone
and telegraph workers Increase of St
a week has been demanded.
Gas Workers Increase averaging $f
.Bakers Increase of M.25 a week
aaked, but employers' offer of 75 Cents
accepted pending negotiations.
Textile Workers Bonus for overtime
work In factories doing work on army
Boot and Shoe Workers War bonus of
6 to W per oent granted In some places.
i Coopersmlths Average wage before
war 9; now 112.50.
Clerks Some Increases; 180,000 grocers'
assistants have asked readjustment of
.Wages; slmlar movements pending in
Engineering and Buldlng Trades "Work
ersSome sections have secured substan-
dumber of I'nemployed Decreases. '
;The wumber of unemployed In 'Great
Britain shows a large ' falling off the
list February and- March, as compared
with the- cerrespondmg months At Hart
yeaf The. Board pf. Trade' a. labor gozetut
print atahaUoa ' irom the government's
403 labor exchanges, according 'to'';whlch
there were T,004" name on the register
last month as against 100.CS for Kebru-'
ory and 123,714 for March of the last year;
(The number ' of vacancies in employ
ment reported to the exchange also show
an Increase over the late winter of 1914.
having a dolly average of 6,74. or 100
' more than the average for February, and
l.00 more than the average) for1 March
of last year.-
London passed through the winter with
fewer casesa of destitution demanding
relief from 'the poor funds than any
winter within the memory of the present
poor law officials.
(Correspondence of the Associated T"res )
LONDON, April 2P. Widespread criti
cism is heard In Kngland over the admin
istration of the Trlnce of Wales National
Relief fund, which now amounts to $25,-
OiiO.OOO. About a third of this has been
expended thus far.
The criticism comes from two sides.
The Workers' National committee com
plains that $7,000,000. has been spent In
relieving dependants of soldiers and sail
ors, and only $1,000,000 for the relief of
civil distress, which the committee de
clares was the principal object of the
fund. On the other hand, families of
soldiers and sailors complain that there
are unreasonable delays in making allow-,
ances and payments, and that the ad
ministrators of the fund have taken no
notice of many roses of genuine distress.
The Workers' National committee.
whlrh is understood to have the backing
of the trade unions, has asked the exec
utive committee of the fund for a "full
stament of receipts and expenditures,
together with an explanation of the pol
icy which has been pursued in the ad
ministration of the fund."
In Glasgow a serious situation has
arisen through a notice circulated a few
days ago by the local branch of the" re
lief fund executive committee, stating
that the fund would not continue to pay
the weekly rent of 9,000 dependents. The
Glasgow secretary at the samo time
stated that this action was taken against
the wish of the local committee, Which
had In good faith made promises to the
soldiers' relatives which it was now un
able to fulfill. "Cty
FALLEN GERMAN "TAUBE" This one, carrying two passengers, made a recent at
tempt to-reach Paris, with the result seen in the photo, which was taken near the French
capital. . . .,
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1 ' 'V,1 - '
ABLE-BODIED MEN SCORNED
Youth of France Who it Not at the
Frnt FigMinjj Meet with
, Little Consideration.
IGNORED EVEN BY WOMEN
The defense of the general executive
committee Is thus given In the Times:
"The committee admits that the local
administrative machinery for the Pay
ment of allotments and allowances is not
yet working smoothly. But this work
was undertaken only to relieve the un
precedented strain which the war had
imposed upon the army pay department,
and the committee hopes that before long
the fund will be entirely relieved of this
charge upon it.
; '"At'the beginning of the war the army
pay ; office had on ts books 'only .1,800
soldiers' wives. The number entitled to
separation allowances la now close' to
1,000,000 and' they are paid weekly. The
number of "households granted relief by
the fund hSs been over r0.000. So far as
practicable the money thus expended Is
being recovered from the war office.
"Substantial sums have been granted
for the temporary" relief of wounded, sol
diers and sailors, and for the provision
of employment and training for the par
tially, disabled.' .
"Grants from the fund for the rtllefof,
the civil population are made solely on
the 1 recommendation .of the government
committee on the prevention and relief
of distress, of which the president Is
Herbert Bamuel. president of the local
"Unemployment, as everyone knows. Is
much less serious tttan was anticipated,
and It has not been necessary to make
any very heavy demands on the fund for
the assistance of cases of distress anions
the civil population. So long as the gov
ernment's demand for labor on govern
ment work remains unsatisfied. It would
be Impossible to regard , witltout grave
grave anxiety the continued reliance of
men and women on relief funds. The
committee, therefore, urges Its local
committees to scrutinise carefully tho
e'reiimstanres of all applicants for relief."
Losses in British
Navy to April First
LONDON. May 10,-The British naval
losses In the entire war up to April 1,
are given as follows In an official state
ri lsuners 11
The Bee Want Ads Are Best Business
(Correnpomlence of The Associated Tres.)
FAP.IS, May J Few young or mMrtlo-j
seed men are to be seen in the province
of France now. but there are enounh of
them promenading the Perls boulevsrrts
to exnsnerste mothers, wives, sisters and
sweethearts of soldier a '
""Why Isn't be at the front?" has been
a constantly growing question, generally
followed by a denunciation, and some
times resulting In deplorable incidents.
A young actor was hissed at Lyons
when someone In- the audience put the
foregoing question. Ho asked for a hear
ing and In a choked vol"e snld that he
was. obliged to speak of something that
ha ha,l tried for a -long time to ignore
himself, "it makes no difference now,
though," he snlii.
"The doctors give me only six months
Biore to suffer. It would be a preat con
solation If I could spend that time fight
ing ,forFrance, but In spite of my sm
pllcatlons, they won't have, mi."
Many Incurable have been obliged In
this way to disclose their secret suffer
ings. Many foreigners also, who passed
for French on tbe boulevnrds, have de
clared they' were Russian, Kngllsh or
rtelglan. IVputy Henri Onlll of Paris
asked why they were not nervine; their
respective countries. The reply wss that
the Russlnns were mostly polltlenl
refugees who would be put Into prison
Inetead of the army If they returned,
while Fngland has no obllgstoiy service,
and many Helslana benefitted from the
old law under which circumscription w-as
Some men having nrrved In the civic
guard, or being married, are exempt
under exUtlng laws. Oalll remsrked that
there was hothlng'to prevent the English
and TTelglans from enlisting In their own
armies., and asj dwr tho Russians, there
was room for tfLLl In the foreign legion.
Tim Itelglan army has been refusing
to volunteers the privilege of choosing,
their regiments and this Is suposed im
confirm the report that the government
Intends by decree to modify the existing
recruiting laws and call out all physically
fit men between the ages of 19 and 2-.
married as well as slnFle. No more pass-
ports for Holland are delivered to men
In this ciUgoiy wishing to return to
EXPLODING SHELL TAKES
BODY TO CHURCH TOWER
(Correspondence of the Associated TresS.l
OKNKRAIj imAQt'ARTERU, British
Army, France, May I.-One of the huge
Ucrman 43eentlmeter shells opened a
grave In the little cemetery In the vil
lage of Ttlche Fiourg Ft. Yaaste recently
and, exploding. Ilftel a coffin and the
skeleton therein, fifty feet In the air,
where bones and splintered wood caught
and hung on the side of the church
lower. Wind and rain came, but part
of the skeleton still depends from the
tower, rattling and swaying in the
BERLIN MUSEUM COLLECTS- 1
LETTERS FOR SOLDIERS
(Correspondence of the Associated Tress
AMSTERDAM. May 1. The Marklsc
museum in Herlln Is collecting letters
from soldiers which are conslrered worthy
of. permanent preservation. The collect
Hon already numbers TOO ...
Th Pavnrlaii Military museum has de-,
elded to Install a hall of fame, In which
will K kept busts of all the gteat Her
man, army leaders In the present war.
with memorial tablets commemorating
ttM names of all Bavarians who, have
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The war, in fact, has enabled many
thousands of people belonging to the
classes which usually must be helped, to
dispense with; this kind of relief, and
has even pus them In possession of funds
more than sufficient to meet their needs.
London's pauper population has de
creased steadily during the last three
The London, Guardian,- at the begin
ning of 1915, were providing for I00,0u0
paupers. This was a decrease oV. 2,600
from tbe corresponding date a year be
fore. ' April 1 showed the total decrease
by a further 3,000.
It is evident, however; that these de
creases ar eln part, at least, deceptive,
being accounted for, not by improved
conditions, but by the fact that a great j
deal of relief Is being administered by
new agencies, such as the special war
relief funds and the old age pensions. I
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Bremen Building Up j
Up a City for the
(Correspondence of the Associated Press.)
BRES1K.V, May 10. To keep down tbe
cost of living for the workingman in
Bremen, the city is building homes in
the ntlvlns- districts for which the la
borer pays 500 marks ((12) a year, and
owns when he has paid from 2,000 to 3,O0
On the assumption that the working-
man rarely has an automobile, they havu
reduced the width of the streets In the
little colony where the experiment Is be- .
ing tried to about ten feet, perfectly ,
paved, and, because of the low build- j
ingr, without at all giving the appear-;
anoe of alleys. j
The houses contain three and four I
rooms, with a washroom that is about ;
as big as the average American kitchen- 1
etta. The houses are of uniform con
struction and color. being a tasteful
brown cement Each has a tiny grass
p!ot or garden In front and a garden plot :
in the rear.
The effect of the experiment Is tlie
foundation of a city in miniature, which,
because of German cleanliness and care, ;
in comfortable and cosy, rather than 1
squalid and cramped. The majority of ,
thn workmen who have taken up witn I
tho plan are employed In the gigantic
elevator nearby, where supplies are be
ing stored from all over Germany.
Nearer tbe business center of the
are' larger and somewhat more pre
tloua buildings mostly two-family houu.s
where laboring men can live with sur
mains cheapness. Like the , smaller
Pieces they eventually become the prop-
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TER SAWED OAK 48
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' Handsome colonial de
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