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THE WASHINGTON HERAIJ). WEDNESDAY; NOVEMBER 20., 1912.
Denounces Them as Enemies of
Trades Unions at Federation
of Labor Convention.
CHEER LEADER WILDLY
DURING HIS OUTBURST
Delegates Back Him Up as He De
clares Danger Is from "With
in Own Ranks.
Iloebester, N T, Nov 19 The Social
1st party was wirmed up a 'bit" In the
Federation of I-ibor "convention to-day
at the conclusion of six hours of dis
union over the Sherman anti-trust law
and the Danbury hatters' case.
At times the speakers studiously evaded
direct reference to the name of tne
party or exact designation of the dele
gates. But as the debate rose sharp the
curtain was ripped away.
The climax came when President Gom
pers yielded the chair to Vice President
0 ConnelL lie brought a careful analysis
of the day's discussion right up to the
Socialist bridge, and then fought his
way across. And he had the bulk of the
delegates behind him all the way.
President Gompers said-
"I won't have any man place me In
the position of falling to defend the
hatters or any set of men In their posi
tion." Defends Trades Unions.
' Don't you know jou men of that party
won't support a trades union working
man Don't jou know that If John
Mitchell had given his conent he would
hae receded the nomination as Vice
President a jear ago Would you have
rated for him?"
Voices cried out, "No"'
"Of course jou wouldn't." retorted the
speaker. "When In Illinois, it was pro
posed to name John Mitchell as candl
sdate for Governor, an actlie member
of that party who adocated Mitchell's
selection was obliged to resign from that
political party to sate himself from ex
pulsion 'Don't for a moment Imagine that I
am In fear that there Is any power great
enough to destroy our moement. No
one can do that but ourselves.
Dancer Is from Within.
Our greatest danser Is from within
not the outside. Our only danger Is from
our own shortcomings, our bickerings,
and our divisions. If we were as united
in action as we are In spirit we would
obtain more readily thoe things we de
mand "I owe allegiance to no political party.
1 owe my allegiance to trades unionism
and to no other organization. And I'll
nold that position until I dry up and blow
Tor three minutes the convention
heered this conclusion, while a quartet
of leading Socialist delegates were on
heir feet demanding permission to pro
Vice President D J Hayes, of the fed
eration, who la a delegate for the glars
workers" union, also attacked the Social
ists. He said;
"This Is a convention of trades unlon-li-ts
and not of a political party. Money
of trades unionists sent us here to work
cut their affairs. The American Federa
tion of Labor can show more results in
the election of men to Congress than can
the party which protests our policies. I
don't believe in all this Talk about lining
ut at the ballot box. and 'class leglsia
tion." If there Is any one here who
comes to talk partisan politics send him
out of here to a political convention.
Ch-er Antl-Soclallst Speech.
Delegate Conroy. of the foundry em
ployes, was cheered wildly when he
shouted at the Socialist:
"They represent a political party that
never has and never will Join hands for
n Just cause with the pure trades union
John Mitchell raised his voice for the
first time in this convention to-day when
he asked that the report of the adjust
ment committee, of which he Is chair
man, be mado a special order of business
for 11 o'clock Thursday morning Unani
mous consent was obtained, A number of
tfo most vital Issues will be Incorporated
in that report. The committee has been
In daily and nightly session since last
TALKS ON JAIL SENTENCES,
Sunt. W. II. Whlttalcer Addresses
Southeast Clttsens' Meeting;.
"Intermediate Jail Sentences and the
Suspended Sentence" was the theme of
an address made by W. H. Vhlttaker,
superintendent of the workhouse at Oo
coquan. last night at a meeting of the
Southeast Citizens' Association
Mr. Whlttaker Is making the rounds of
the citizens' associations with the"-ob-Ject
of converting the members to his
belief In regards to Jail punishments.
D E Edwards, president of the Fed
eration of Citizens' Associations, address
ed the meeting on the general work of
the associations. He emphasized the
good which can be a omplished by the
organizations and outlined plans for the
future which. If successful!, will remed)
many existing evils
SOCIAL EVIL HERE.
Invrstlsntnr Says There Is Less
Here Than In Other Cities.
Conditions incident to the social evil
are bad enough in Washington, but they
are not so bad as In other cities com
parable In size to the Capital, according
to Stanley W. Finch, chief of the di
vision of Investigation of the Department
of Justice, who gave an address before
the Chevy Chase Chapter of the Florence
Crittenton Mission meeting at the home
of Mrs. Eugene E. Stevens, 18 Melrose
Street. Chevv Chase
Mr. Finch discussed social evil condi
tions in their interstate and Intrastate
relations, and told of the legislation
against the white slave traffic and the
-ampaign conducted by the Department
of Justice against the evil The evil, Mr.
Finch aserted. must be reached by State
and Federal legislation
Tellu of Visit to Vatican
Many members of St. Paul's Catholic
parish took advantage last night of the
opportunity to hear Miss Janet Rich
ards' lecture, which ehe gave in the
school hall Her subject was "Inter
esting Travels Through Europe " Miss
Richards dwelt particularly upon her
visit to the Vatican In Rome.
FIVE KILLED IN
CRASH OF TRAINS
Collision Occurs at Granite N. C,
and Besides the Dead, a
Score Are Injured.
Richmond, Va , No. 19. Duo to
head-on collision at Granite, N. C
ninety-five miles south of this city, at
4 o'clock this morning, betweenpassen
ger trains No. U, southbound, and No.
M. northbound, on the Seaboard Air
Line, five persons are known to be dead.
and a score Injured.
The dead: W. A. Flason. engineer
train No. SI; R. J. Gray, fireman No. SI:
C H. Beckham, engineer No 84. James
iiunin, nrcman No. 84, O. V. Priddy,
All of the above, with the exception
of the express messenger, lived In Ra
leigh, N. C I'rlddy's homo was at Boy-
Among the injured arc G O Shannon'
house, conductor, H. Coates. express
messenger; W. B Tilman. conductor of
the northbound train. J. T. Bryant, bag.
gagemaster. All of the Injured were
rusnea to liaielgh on a special train.
The accident is believed to have been
due to a confusion of orders The
trains had orders to meet and pass at
Granite, and the accident occurred about
a hundred yards north jf the station.
FAVORS TEACHERS' PENSIONS.
Dr. William 31. Davidson Speaks at
Mother' Conirtu Meeting;.
At a meeting of the District Congress
of Mothers jesterday afternoon at the
Raleigh. Dr. WIll.am M Davidson, su
perintendent of the public schools, lectur
ed on parent-teacher associations.
He compared the work bUng done by
the Mothers Congress with that of the
N itlonai Educational Society, and point
ed out the respects in which their lines
of work crossed one another and showed
how easily it would be for them to cooperate
The proposed usage of the school build
ing as social centers under direction of
the board of education was explained by
ut uavioson He also spoke In favor
of teachers' pensions
At the conclusion of his address the
local chapter voted unanimously to lend
their support to both of the proposed
measures Mrs. Theodore A. Blrney,
president of the District association, presided
Are You Six? Or Sixty?
Under Department's Eyes.
Electric light companies and similar
companies deriving power from water
sites on government lands will. In the
future, oe brought under closer super
vision of the department, according to
an announcement of Secretary Fisher
Secretary Fisher conferred with repre
sentatives of companies operating under
licenses from the department, chiefly
from Colorado, California, Wyoming, and
other Western States
Two Divorce Decrees Granted,
Justice Barnard yesterday granted de
crees of absolute divorce to Alwilda
Rousseau from Ianeis S Rousseau, and
to KODert M sutpnen from Mary J.
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Hn It costs less of any dealer .
FOUR TOLLED IN FIRE.
burns as a result of a tlCO.000 Ore which
. to-day destroyed the six-story St. George
I Hotel her. The flr KtArtpd from f.mH
Los Angeles. Cat. Nov. 19 Four per- wires in a linen closet.
sons lost their lives and more than a Despite the efforts of the city fire de
score are suffering severe Injuries and 1 partment the flames raged for fully an
hour before they were controlled. The I theater, leaped to her death from the,
hotel was one frequented by theatrical fifth floor after making a futile effort to
companies. Two of the dead were ac-.ftnd her baby which had become lost lal
tresses. tne smoke. I
Mrs. W A. Moran. of Chicago, a mem-
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