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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 18, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 2

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However, he has let slip one of the
little secrets of the employers' ass'n,
which heretofore has kept all their
doings and feelings to themselves. In
fact, outside of knowing.that T. E.
Donnelly of the printing firm "of R. R.
Donnelly & Sons is head of the or
ganization, little information regard
ing the bunch Dudley Taylor repre
sents is within our reach.
According to this latest argument
in strike cases, when a crew of la
borers strike because they are get
ting rank pay and working long
hours, it means that they have got
the employers to battle and the po
lice department to dodge. Violence
on the part of the bosses would be
backed up by police officials. Work
ers would simply have to take what
was givtn them or have a fight with
Chicago's police department on their
hands.
The judiciary committee left the
ordinance, which brought out Dud
Taylort outburst, in the hands of
the chairman to be filed at his discre
tion.
One part of the ordinance was
ousted, both employers and employes
being against it The bosses were
opposed because they did not want
any pickets in strikes at all. The
workers were against it because they
did not want the number of pickets
limited. The portion cut out read:
"That during a strike the chief of
police shall call in the labor union
officials and the employers envolved.
Those two parties shall agree on a
number of pickets to be permitted."
From the employers' angle, pickets
would be of no use at alL With a city
ful of policemen and oodles of the
employers' coin against the work
ers But that is the way the Employ
ers' Association of Illinois looks at it
and they feel they are only playing
"Safety First" for themselves.
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49 DROWN WHEN BRITISH SHIP
IS TORPEDOED
London, April 18. British liner l
Zent, which was sunk with a loss of
49 lives, was torpedoed without
warning, an admiralty investigation
disclosed today. It was also an
nounced that the Dutch steamer
Ejdijk, beached on the coast of Eng
land, was the victim of an enemy
submarine.
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GERMANS TAKE IMPORTANT
VERDUN POSITIONS
Berlin. Capture of important
French positions north and north
east of Verdun in yesterday's fight
ing announced. Germans took 1,700
prisoners.
Captured positions include works
south of Haudromont farm, near
Pepper heights, and 700 yards of
French trenches on heights north
west of Thiaumont farm, near Doua
mont London. Turks have inflicted an
other defeat on British expedition at
tempting to relieve besieged garrison
at Kut-El-Amara. Gen. Lake re
ported British lines were forced back
from 500 to 800 yards on south bank
of Tigris by heavy Turkish counter
attacks.
Berlin. Reichstag leaders, who
recently led fight for more vigorous
prosecution of submarine war, are
preparing to take hand in new German-American
crisis.
They will oppose to utmost any
further concessions to U. S. If nec
essary they will break truce agreed
upon short time ago and direct open
criticism against government if
there are any signs that Germany
intends to alter her submarine pol
icies again to conform to Pres. Wil
son's wishes.
Situation has suddenly grown
more tense with arrival of .reports
that Pres. Wilson has framed his new
note to Germany and is about to ior
ward it to Berlin.
Paris. German troops from five
different divisions, aggregating" 100.
000 men, participated in yesterday's
violent attack against French lines
east of Meuse.

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