RAILWAYS: 'Twixt Lucifer and Land

The railroads of the country are caught in a cross-fire between the trainmen and conductors on one hand (who are asking a 12% increase in wages) and the demands of the farmers and others for lower freight rates. At the same time there will be a substantial demand in the next Congress for the repeal of the Esch-Cummins Railroad Act. All these things the railways do not relish.

This will probably be only part of the railroads' trouble, for the demands of conductors and trainmen are expected to...

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