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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 23, 1912, Image 3

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Washington, July 23. Slaugh
tered until it was scarcely recog
nizable as the same bill passed by
the House, the postoffice appro
priation bill was reported to the
Senate today.
As considered in the Senate,
the -bill prohibits postal employes
to join labor and other organiza
tions. Postal employes have long
fought for the privilege of belong
ing to labor organizations, but the
government has refused to recog
nize their right to do so. After
much lobbying the Hou6e embod
ied in the bill a clause that grant
ed postal employes permission to
join the organizations. A bitter
wrangle is expected in conference
over the striking out of the pro
visions by the Senate committee.
Otfier amendments include the
publication twice yearly of the
names of the editors and owners
of all publications, general parcels
post system for fourth class mail
matter, and prohibiting freight
shipment of magazines and news
papers after August 31.
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Boston, July 23. As a result
of the finding of the state board
of arbitration that the Boston
Elevated Railway Co. violated
the state law prohibiting the dis
charge of men for joining or be
' longing" to a labor union, several
officers of the transportation com
pany are facing grand jury action.
District Attorney Pelletier de
clared that the grand jury will im
" mediately take up the matter and
that the officials responsible witt
be punished. Officers of the road
will be called to testify.
The board declares that men
were discharged because of union
affiiliations-; that the strikebreak
ers now employed faiL to record
fares collected; that the public in
terest is menaced by the existing
controversy, and that the conten
tion of the,company that its cars
are being operated in as good a
manner as before the strike is
"without foundation."
'How far can you trust your
wife with a secret?"
"Oh, about from here to the
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The aviators wife was taking
her first trip with her husband in
his airship.'
"Wait a moment, George," she
said. "I'm afraid we will have to
go down again."
"What's wrong?" asked the
"I believe I have dropped one
of the pearl buttons off my jacket.
I think I can see it glistening on
the ground."
"Keep your seat, my 'dear," said
the aviator. "That's Lake Erie."
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