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ra(pj" ir swfrBajeiW''fiiiftffift HOD CARRIERS DENY INTENTION TO GO ON STRIKE Hod carriers deny intention to strike. Nothing new in carpenters' strike. - Contractors flocking to side of the locked out lathers. Halbert Smith scores coming peace conference of warring postal clerks' union factions. This morning brought the rumor that 18,000 had carriers and building trades laborers would strike May 1 to get signatures to their desired agreement ' Adolph Schreiber, secretary of the German Hod Carriers' union, today emphatically and flatly denied that there was any possibility of a strike. "We have won the employers to our way of thinking and with no rum bus or trouble," said Schreiber. "With one exception, everything we asked for has been granted and we expect to gain that point Anyway, ,a strike talk is premature, to say ihe least. A number of plastering contractors today .broke away from their associa tion and signed agreements with the White City Council of lathers. For the lathers this is the most auspic ious happening since they were lock ed out six weeks ago. Today nearly every member of White City Council is at work. The peace conference of the United National Ass'n of Post Office Clerks, billed for May 9, may not be so peace ful Halbert Smith, president of local No. 1, National Fed. of P. 0. Clerks today condemned the meeting in ad vance. Again the leading issue is: "Shall postal clerks whose oath of allegiance makes it impossible for them to strike be affiliated with the A. F. of L?" .The federation is for affiliation, the association is ferninst it Smith con tends affiliation with the A. F. of L. will not mean any possibility of a strike, but will simply give the men the advantage of association with the national labor body. UUU INC. WO Js New York. Hannah Goldstein chased two men who laughed at her Sunday hat cornered them in a store and caused their arrest for disorderly conduct. J- New York. Dill pickles are bet-'' ter for that spring fever than the old fashioned sulphur and molasses, ac-1 cording to Dr. Louis R. Weizmiller, Y. M. C. A. physical director. ' '- Pittsburgh, Pa. Miss Rebekah Stewart, Pitt student, pulled the coat tails of a man she passed in the hall- way of her uncle's home and called him "old grumpy." She thought it, was her cousin until she missed her. jewelry. Oil City, Pa. A New York Central express was held up for 20 minutes, two switch engines had a busy quar ter hour and twelve men had their hands full when Anna Chelton, Oil City's 700-pound fat girl, left town. Cleveland. Rev. R. R, Bigger says pray before .you. leap in,to matrimony or you U land m neu nere and nell thereafter. "Be sure the wife knows haw to cooli," he- warns. 9 ' Cleveland. A boarder at, M. B. Mandell's home got up early to take a smoke. "Save the light," said a voice at his bedside. "Who the. ?" "Just a burglar," said ten. voice. He got his light o o SAY4NGS OF MR. MOUSE- rr poesA'r T?k& -. CDJSOA 727 AVaT oliG- YdLC VftA'l i-J "