Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, March 14, 1917, Page 2, Image 2
'Ihiv Kuriii : OMAHA. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14. 117 ; WILL STRIKE TIE :.. RAILROADS HERE? Trainmen Hold Their Peace Boad Officials Believe Strike Order Will Be a failure. BUCKING ADAMSON LAW Telegraph reports that the mem bers of the "Big Four," represent iug the four brotherhoods of rail road trainmen, will call a general strike Saturday night on eastern lines and having it apply jo all sec lions of the country by Wednesday o. next week, were received with considerable surprise here by both railroad officials and employes. Members of the brotherhoods who were approached said they knew nothing of the plans now being made by the "Big Four" committee. ' Railroad officials here assert that so far as the roads are concerned everything in connection with dealing with the men has been left to a com mittee and that they will be governed bv the action taken by that com mittee. However, they take the post tion that now would be a most inop portune time for the men to obey a strike order in the event one sl ou d go out from the "Big Four. In mak ing this assertion they point to the fact that the question of the legality of the provisions of the Adamson law is now in the hands of the courts and that it would bs bad policy to flaunt a strike order in the face of this court , If the strike order comes, Union Pacific officials are of the opinion that not more than 5 per cent of the trainmen would respond. On the Bur lington, Northwestern and Milwaukee it is asserted that 10 per cent would probably be the maximum. Railroad officials, too, fake the posi tion that a strike order issued at this time could have no legal stand ing and that before one that would be obeyed would go out another vote to itrike, or not to strike, would have to be taken. RAIL EMPLOYES ; PLAN SERIES OF FREIGHT STRIKES (Oentlaaea) ! Page) OM.I than one of the local leaden here last night declared. the brotherhoods had waited too long already while the supreme court deliberated on the con stitutionality of the shorter basic day. They argued that if the roada decline at Thursday's conference to put an eight-hour day into effect forthwith the unions would have full justifica tion for a strike. Men from southwestern roads will meet , in St. Louis today, those from eastern roads in New York Wednesday and those from western lines in bt, .raul Wednesday. ; W, G. Lee, nead of the trainmen's brotherhood, said tonight that the men had made no important changes in their demands presented to the railroads last fall. Receive Order to Strike. Pittsburgh, Pa., March 13. Mem bers of the railroad brotherhoods in the Pittsburgh district are said to have received a formal order today to strike on March 17, "unless other wise notified," the circular, which also officially instructs them as to their conduct during the strike, is signed: "Committee: B. of L. EH B. of U. F O. R. C, B. of R. T." The circular consists of seven num bered paragraphs, the last reading as follows: "Your representatives have been unable to effect a satisfactory settle ment and a strike under the laws of the respective organizations become effective March 17, 1917, 6 p. m., cen tral time, 7 p. m., eastern time, un less otherwise notified. WiU Complete Trip. The first paragraph directs that no man, in road service involved in the strike will perform any service after the hour set to strike, unless he a I ready has begun a trio and has actual. ly left the terminal. If the tram has left the terminal he will complete the trip and, deliver the engine and train at the end of run or tie uo point, if tied up under! the Jaw, after which he will pert rm no further sertvee, until the close of ithe strike. Men in other than road service will leave the service at the appointed time. So far as your legal right to strike is concerned, there is no difference be tween a mail train and a freight train. You have identically the same right to perform service on a mail train as you have to refuse to perform service on 1 freight trian. Other, sections declare that acts f -violence of any niture will not be tolerated ' ' Won't- Taice Shipments. Indianapolis, March 13. E. M. Cos tin, general superintendent of the Big Four railroad, announced late today that "on account of certain threaten ing strike conditions," the Big Four railroad would not accept shipments -i live stock and perishable freight utter Thursday midnight, unless :ould be delivered to destinations on 'Jig Four lines before Saturday noon, Other clases of freight, the an nouncement says, will not be accepted ifter Wednesday midnight, unless the thipper signs a waiver, releasing the -adroad company from any damages ihat might be caused by delay. " 4 Hold' Conference. Sl Louis, March 13. Representa tives of the four brotherhoods on the southwestern railways, centering in St. Louis, held a four-hour xonference here today with national officers of the brotherhoods -nd at the end of the conference, refused to give out any information as to what had trans pired. . HYMENEAL Fryer-Kobinson. Marie Robinson and Sherman Fryer were married by Kev. Charles W. Savidge at his residence Monday evening at 9:30 o'clock. They were accompanied by Mr. Carl O. Booton and Miss Hatel James. The entire party tas from Council Bluffs. - To tarm a Cold 1st OM Iter ' Teas LAXATIVE BKOMO OUINISB Tat leu. lrggtita ratun4 owner K It tells w re. k.. w. uruvfh irnainr a Mtrb bo I tke.-AlverUameil. Bagdad Captured by the British mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmsm VIEW OF BAflDAa , ffw & itcRK ry.vwt . DIFFERENCE OF OPINION GREETS RATEDECISION (Con tinned From Pi re 0. tides Of west-bound trans-continental freight to Pacific coast ports. Existing rates on a wide range of commodities from eastern cities to Pacific coast ports are found unrea sonably low and adjustment would be effected under the proposed plan by raising through rates and prescrib ing proportional rates to intermedi ate points. Present through rates on a long list of other articles, including brass- bronze or copper goods, electrical goods, certain iron products, pulp wood,, lumber, wheat, rice, tea and tobacco are found to be reasonable and adjustment of rates to interme diate points would be made by re ducing the present rates where they exceed through rates. The railroads are given until April 2 to submit proposed changes in the plan. The case will be argued before the commission April 3 and 4 and will then be un under considera tion for final decision Water Competitor! Negligible. Tentative findings reached after long and painstaking investigation, include the following: "Existing water competition is found to be a negligible factor in affecting rates by rail between Atlan tic and Pacific coast terminals. "Rates on commodities from east ern territory to Pacific coast termin als lower than the rates on like traf fic to intermediate points are not justified undr existing conditions. "Present rates on specified com modities from all eastern defined ter riiories to Pacific coajt terminals are found not unreasonably low or not to have been induced by water com petition. "The rates to Arizona, New Mex ico, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, Colorado and Montana, as well as to California, Oregon and Washington should be adjusted at this time as fully as now can be determined. The facts do not admit of such a finding as is sought by the carriers, the coast cities and the eastern shippers, namely, that present conditions justify lower rates the coast cities tnan to inter mediate ooints. Nor do the facts al together admit ot such a finding as is sought by the representatives of the intermountain states, namely, that 11 of these rates to Pacific coast cities are reasonable an)i fully remunerative. borne ot tne rates are unreasonapiy low; many of the rates, however, are not unreasonably low. "Rates from alt eastern defined ter ritories to all points west of the Mis souri river should be so adjusted now that upon the return of water competi tion, which may necessitate reduc tions in rates to the Pacific coast, the rates to intermediate points need not be disturbed, except the point to which rates may be affected by com bination on the coast. Missouri Rivet Rates. "The suggestion is made to carriers that carload commodity rates from the Missouri river to the intermedi ate territory -west thereof be graded with distance, applying rates not higher than 55, 70. 80 and 90 per cent of the present coast rates to the ter ritory within ouu, yiu. i,-uu ana l.oau miles from the Missouri river cities, respectively.- ': . Commodity rates from points east of the Missouri river to Arizona points on all items found unreasona bly low at present should not exceed the rates from the Missouri by more than 15, 25 and 35 cents from Chi cago, Pittsburgh and Atlantic sea board territories, respectively, and should not exceed certain maximum rates hereafter prescribed. In detailing the maximum rates an opinion is given as follows: "In our judgment the rates on these less than carload commodities from Chicago, Pittsburgh and New York to all territory more than 600 miles west of the Missouri river should not exceed the rates to the same points from the Missouri river by more than su, au and u cents respectively on articles classified as first class and 25, 40 and 55 cents on articles classified as second, third or fourth class. Present less than carload com modity rates from eastern defined ter ritories to Pacific ports which are higher than $2.50 per hundred pounds are not unreasonably low. Present less than carload commodity rates front the Missouri river to Pacific coast ports which are not higher than $2.50 per hundred pounds are not un reasonably low. "Rates on barley, beans, canned goods, asphaltum, dried fruits and wine from Pacific coast ports via rail and water routes through Galveston to the Atlantic seaboard should be revised to accord with the require ments of the long and short haul clause." Railroads Will Not Consider Demand For 8-Hour Day New York, March 13. Even should the railroads be threatened by the four brotherhoods of trainmen with a nation-wide strike, at the conference to be held here Thursday with the railroad managers their stand will be, it was learned here today, that there cannot be at this time any compro mise on the question of the eight-hour working day. This position will be based on the contention, it was stated authorita tively, that the railroads entered into a stipulation with the government to do nothing to alter the status quo pending a decision by the supreme court on the Adamson law. A railroad representative stated that the managers were convinced that the men asked for the conference for the definite purpose of presenting an ultimatum on the eight-hour question. It was stated that it is expected this ultimatum will be based on the de mands of the men made last year, on which the strike vote calling for a walkout last September was cast. It will not be based on a demand for the enforcement of the Adamson law, the railroad representative said, as that grants less than the strike vote demanded. Further reports reached the na tional conference committee of the railroads today that the plans of the men for a strike beginning Saturday night if their demands are not met were virtually complete. It was said that all that would be necessary would be to put into effect the strike called for in last year's vote, as that had merely been held in abeyance on account of the Adamson law and had not lapsed or been rescinded. ! Fhhv Buff rag .' -otloa.' Albany. N. Y- March 1J. The resolution 1 to provide tor a referendum on, the. woman luMraf e queatlon at the slot election nelt November wee passed In the senate tonight by a vote of 21 to 7, The measure now goes to the sovemor. MACHINE SHAKES HER WHOLE BODY Welfare Board Inspector Finds Work Which Makes Woman Unfit for Marriage. PIECEWORK OFTEN HARMS While investigating working con ditions of women and girls an in spector of the Board of Public Wel fare became interested iu an electric shoe machine whose operator invited the caller to test. This comment on the incident is included in the annual report of the Welfare board, now ready to be printed: "The investigator was invited to sit at the machine and, after placing her foot on the pedal, she was hardly able to withdraw her foot and her entire body was badly shaken. The operator told the inspector that she did not intend to get married, be cause it would be a crime for any one to get married after they had worked for several years at this kind of a machine. There is no violation of law in working at such a machine, but any line of industry that brings about a condition that is detrimental to the future generation should not be tolerated." Piecework Censured. The report states that the prevail ing piecework system is an incen tive for many women to overtax their strength. It is reported that 34 per cent of working women and girls who are living away from their homes re ceive $7 or less per week. The following groups of women and girls included in the survey use their spare time in this manner: Assisting in home duties, 1,140; shows, 711; dances, 482; outdoor sports, 407; reading, 181; sewing and fancy work, 80; music, 63; church- 61; gymnastics, 34; visiting, 18; sleeping, 11; cards, 7. For quick and sure results The Bee Want Ads. HARRY K. THAW ADJUDGED INSANE Finding of Court Prevents His Return to New York to An swer Charge of Assault. - WILL BE TAKEN TO ASYLUM Philadelphia, March 13. Harry K. Thaw was today adjudged a lunatic by the common pleas court of this city, and under the law cannot be taken to New York on requisition to stand trial on charges of assaulting Frederick Gump, jr., a high school student of Kansas City, Mo. Thaw will be kept in St Mary's hospital here pending his removal to a Penn sylvania asylum. The court's action was based on the report presented today by a lunacy commission' which yesterday took the testimony of Thaw and his mother. ., ,...JM. ,.!,.J...... , , .. r n - 1 If k Daily Ration gl n ' of Grape-Nuts Y M . made of combined whole Y , 31 wheat and malted barley, l :Jf furnishes the mineral ele i ' ments so vitally neces- j I ' - sary in food for putting the j I "punch" into energetic hi bodies.and brains. "There's a Reason" 71 v No chute in price, quality, j or six of package. Something to Sec The New Spring Materials If your imagination has been snowed under by winter's slush and gray weather and you have for gotten that such things as tulips and crocuses are possible, a stroll through the Section of Silks and Woolens will be just the stimulant you need. The aisles are fairly draped with Spring. i Literally hundreds of new silks in different weaves and colors and patterns of distinctiveness: Sports Silks, Dress Silks, Suiting Silks never was there a more colorful season. Tomorrow we are featuring a new Satin Taffeta, a fabric that tailors well, wears well and comes in all the new Spring colors; a material that's distinctively different; 36-inch, ?2.25 yard. Printed Foulards, Crepes, Radiums; scores of conservative patterns, in dots, squares and novelty designs. 1 Printed Georgettes, Indestructible Voiles, in light and dark grounds, for blouses to wear in combina tion with taffetas; $2 to $3 a yard. BELDING'S and HASKELL'S GUARANTEED SILKS are sold exclusively by Thompson, Belden & Co., in Omaha?, - , Sprint Woolens Are a Delight Plain shades and novelties vie with each other for popularity; excellent weights for spring wear Suits and skirts. Coatings, Burellas, Jerseys, Mixtures and other new season qualities. toimlliiiery EtfDLESS in design, ravishinjl in beauty, sounds the note of the new season with its spirit of the times - style and character. 'We announce for tomorrow lie Informal Spriny Openu ojilwiIimjyrDeparlment AnBJiititionand Selling Distinctive Spring Modes Apparel That lias Aroused Enthusiasm Women who desire individuality in dress seek no farther than this establishment. No doubt exists in the minds of those whohave viewed these comprehensive showings. We extend to you a cordial invitation to visit us Wednesday. SUITS FOR EVERY OCCASION An array that for downright sparkling novelty of theme and fabric towers high above anything shown for the spring season ; $25 to $125. DAINTY FROCKS AND GOWNS for the avenue when the first burst of spring lures the whole world out-of-doors; Georgettes, Taffetas, Serges, Nets, Voiles and colorful French Cottons. ' Prices in cotton being $8.50 to $35. Prices in other fabrics, $25 to $95. COATS A DOMINATING NOTE IN FASHION In view of which one finds here every new color and all the styles of worth: Chenile, Bolivia, Gunnyburl, Silk Poplin, Velour, Taffeta. Oh, so many as to be indescribable. Prices range from $16.50 to $95. DAINTIEST OF SEPARATE SKIRTS In Satin Flourette, Satin Baronette, Lorder designs, in gayest rainbow colors, Sports Silk.1-, in exquisite models; Porcelain Blue, Midas Yellov colors that 1 rival a chapter from the Arabian Ni.Ms; $16.50, $19.50, $25, $30, $35. , '