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STRIKE AT A FUNERAL.

crniors sckncs. Two thoui-aiKi persons at tended the funeral of a wealthy butcher .at a Roman Catholic Church in Brooklyn (.New York) recently. After the body had been placed in the hearse the mourners intended to drive to the cemetery, and left the church, Imt found that their drivers had deserted their posts'. Seeking- an explanation (adds the correspondent, of the Tendon Mail), the mourners- learned that the trouble was clue to the drivers belonging to three separate and antagonistic labour unions, the merits of which labour unions, the merits of which priest was saying - Mass. The undertaker vainly appealed to the men to drop an unseemly- quarrel, but every minute the mob increased, and the police reserve. 1 ? were summoned. The captain tried to reason with the men. The.v continued defiant until he read the section of the Penal Code relating to the blocking of traffic and interference with funerals. Pearful of arrest; the drivers agreed to go to the cemetery. The hearse went- alone, then the carriages l followed along three separate routes, as the members of each union refused to drive behind the members of any other.

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STRIKE AT A FUNERAL., Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 28, 2 November 1907

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STRIKE AT A FUNERAL. Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 28, 2 November 1907

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