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TO REINSTATE POSTAL MEN
NOW ON BORDER
One hundred and. thirty employes
of the Chicago postoffice, on duty
with the national guard in Texas,
have been suspended from service.
"We discharged these men Aug.
10," said Postmaster Campbell to
day. "Until that time they were un
der leave of absence without pay.
When they return they will get their
positions back at their old salary."
Campbell said he did not know
what effect the absence of the men
on the border would have on pro
motions about due, some of them
when they were called away.
A postoffice employe starts at a
salary of $800 a year and gets an in
crease of $100 for each year of serv
ice for four years.
"An $800 man who had been on
duty for, say eight months, would
soon have been entitled to a raise in
salary," said Campbell. "I am un
able to say whether or not the time
he spends on the border will be con
sidered' as time in service, whether
he will be credited with the time he
had worked toward an increase
when called away or whether he will
have to start the year all over again.
"The question of paying postal
employes while in the army rests
with congress; we have no such
Washigton, Aug. 15. Positions of
men employed in the postal service
who went to the border with the mi
litia will be given them on their re
turn, without loss of rank or pay, ac
cording to announcement of Post
master General Burleson, in denying
report that militiamen were being
dropped permanently because of
service on the border. The men will
be reinstated in their former posi
tions and grades in accordance with
civil service rules and regulations.
One hundred feminine rookies left
today for Lake Geneva military
training camp for women.
I FRENCH TAJCE TEUT TRENCHES
ON 300-YARD FRONT
Paris. French grenade attack on
northeastern front of Verdun last
night resulted in capture of German s
trenches on 300-yard front to depth
of 100 yards. Gain was made in vi
cinity of Sainte Pine Chapel at in- ,
tersection of Fleury and Vaux roads, m
Petrograd. New Austro-German
line along Zlota Lipa river, to which
Gen. Bothmer retreated from river
Stripa, is already giving way under
heavy Russian pressure.
Russian forces have crossed Zlota
Lipa at several points in north and
are attacking Bothmer's army. Aus-tro-Germans
are making desperate
efforts to throw czar's troops back to
Austrians have almost entirely
ceased their attacks in the extreme
southeast, near Carpathians.
GERMANY FEARS CAMPAIGN
TO DESTROY FOOD
Berlin, Aug. 15. Allied military
chieftains have attempted to aid the
"starve out Germany" campaign by
setting fire to German harvest fields,
according to reports received here.
The recent raids by Anglo-French
aviators over the Black Forest and
farm lands 'near Karlsruhe are said
to have Hbeen experimental trips. In
cendiary bombs were dropped in sev
eral fields with the evident object of
starting great fires, but did only
Adolph Von Batocki, German food
"dictator," said there is H'.tle chance
that the plan will succeed.
ITALIAN BATTLESHIP SUNK 300
OF CREW DEAD )
Paris, Aug. 15. The Itaiian bat
tleship Leonardo Da Vinci caught
fire and after several explosions
turned over and sank in harbor at
Taranto. About 300 of her crew
Naval experts believe she can be
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