Julius Kruttschnitt, vice-president and director of maintenance and operation of all the Harriman lines, has announced a comprehensive plan to secure greater safety and protection for the men of the system, with special reference to the industrial department of the road's work. Beginning July I, committees of the subordinate officers and men in the shops and along the line, division superintendents, master mechanics, and others, are to be formed to cooperate with the road in a systematic campaign to reduce accidents. Mr. Kruttschnitt said that the bulk of the accidents and injuries to men in railroad work come not in the operating of the lines, but in the industrial departments, and most of them through carelessness and in ways that can be avoided.

The Senate has made the first move to relieve the government from the embarrassing situation arising from the failure of Congress to pass many of the large supply bills. Despite its agreement to transact nothing but "morning business" during the Democratic convention, it appointed conferees to meet representatives of the House on the legislative appropriation bill. This carries the salaries and mileage of members of Congress, the judiciary, the President's salary and many other items, none of which can be paid after July I unless the bill is passed and signed by the President.

July 6, 1912

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