SIDETRACK BLOW AIMED
' ' ATLABOR .' t
The conference yesterday be
tween State Factory Inspector
E. T. Davies and the executive'!
board of the Chicago Federation
of Labor did not result in any re
lief for the stringent financial
condition of the inspector's of
fice, but it did clear up ihe at
mosphere, and gave the inspec
tor a chance 'to deny a lot of
statements attributed to him by
the local papers.
Mr. Davies denied he had
made a proposition that the fed
eVation lend money to "his office,
but said this plan had been pro
posed to him by a reporter" from
the Chicago Examiner. He also
reiterated the statement that J.
T. Morris, secretary of the State
Federation of Labor, a member of
the miners' union, and also a rep
resentative in the last legislature,
had held up the appropriation for
the factory inspector's office. The
executive board has not yet re
ceived word from Mr. Morris rel
ative to this.
President John Fitzpatrick of
the Chicago labor body was in
censed today at what he termed
a conspiracy among certain news
papers to throw the odium for
the present crippling of the fac
tory inspector's office on the
"It is intimated in some papers
the Record-Herald, for in
stance that labor unions should
come to the aid of the inspector
and advance him" money," he said.
'That is ridiculous. We are not
responsible for the actions of a
jackpot legislature, and refuse to
take the blame if the factory of
fice should be forced to suspend.
Even if Mr. Morris did hold up
the appropriation, and- we have
' not heard from hjm about it yet,
that is not a stigma upon, the
unions. He was. elected as a
"Democrat, and not as a laboring
man. J3ut we want it distinctly,
understood that there has been
no talk of our advancing the
money. Let the state'do,it. The
legislature is the party at, fault;
not the labor organizations."
v OUR PRECISE ARTIST
was onthbV "yE? ,
' Kill m ffl&"
"Leaders of the bar."
A man at twenty-one is bent
Beneath his weight of knowl
edge, His head is full of wondrous
That he soaked up at college.
But twenty-one will pass and
He'll never know it all again
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