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in the country during the-coming
The "radicals hope to gain suffi
cient power to be able to repud
iate the civic federation at the
next convention, which, will!
doubtless be held in Rochester,
Gompers and all the old officers
with possibly one exception will
be re-elected. From 'a field of 1Q
candidates James M. Iynch, pres
ident of the typographical union,
and John Walker of the miners
will he chosen as fraternal' dele
gates to England.
IN THE LIMELIGHT
James M. Lynch, president of
the international typographical
union, has begun a
union labor war
against the high
cost, of food prod
ucts. He proposes
fo start branches
of the "Cost of
T rlrv T a o rr a''
Xjivuig J- V X g U -
among labor men
all over the country,
and by a united ef-
fort, discover the reason for the
excessive cost of living, and at the
same time, solve the problem for
the labor" jieople.
CORPORATION AND COURT
Here's the difference.
When, a big corporation wants
to boost its rates, it boosts them;
then it gets an injunction to keep
them' nrforce until the dispute has
been finally decided in the courts.
When the oeoole. through their
representatives, demand some j
concession from-a big corpora-
tion, the corporation gets an in
junction suspending the people's f '
demand until the dispute has been "l
The corporation always gets
the full benefit of the douljr, yoji
When -the 'Seattle Traction
company -boosted the 'suburban
rates, two years ago, the high fig-
ures stood until the case was
fought thrqugh all the courts.
Now, let's see what happens on
the other side.
The people of Seattle,, through'
their councilppass'a law demand
ing that the company shall sell
tickets ,on the street cars at the
franchise rate of. 25 for $JL0O.
The companyobjects to this
law. ; . - x- v.
Now it-announ?es .that it will
ask for an injunction suspending -this.law
until-the case can.be set
tled 'in the courts. "
That means a year .or wo.
More than likely ,-the-.company;
will get its injunction.
Thepeople probably" will be de
prived of the .privilege of "buying
tickets on cars until the case isA
finally determined. .'
But, possibly the ' court wont
grant an injunction.
Ppssibly the people will be giv
en the benefit of the doubt fpr5,
once. v, 1
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Do You Know
that if two nuts are run on a bolt "!
so that the square' sides face each -.
other, they make" a very good'
emergency. monkey wrench?