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merged and the coming year will
find still further progress made
along this line.
The delegates see, for example,
that there is no craft division and
confusion among the United
Mine Workers, who are com
posed of more than a dozen dis
tinct crafts, or the half dozen'
crafts amalgamated in the United
Brewery. Workers or similar
conditions in eight or ten other
The cry of the hour is for
greater solidarity in order to meet
with a united front the great cor
porations that are merged into
trusts and combinations for the
selfish purpose of piling up bil
lions of plunder for the privileged
THE FIGHT IS ON
Convention Hall, Rochester, N.
Y., Nov. 14. The fight of the
American Federation of Labor
against the I. W. W. was begun
Delegate Scherrenberg, of the
San Francisco Labor Council, in
troduced a resolution directing
the executive council to take up
the organization of unskilled
The resolution also calls upon
all affiliated unions tQ constantly
impress upon unskilled, unorgan
ized workers that they are wel
come under the banner of the A.
F. of L.
It is expected that the resolu
tion will be passed by the federa
tion. If this is, the executive
council will immediately cany
the fight into the I. W. W. camp
by trying to organize all the steel
Many of the steel trust work
ers already have been organized
by the I. W. W., and many more
are friendly to that organization.
It is now practically certain
that Samuel Gompers will be re
elected president of the federa
tion and will carry into office with
him most of the present officers.
McMANIGAL ON STAND
Federal Court Room, Indiana
polis, Nov. 14. Spaulding and
Thomas, the two jurors who were
taken ill during the dynamite con
spiracy trial, were able to resume
their seats in the box today,
Ortie McManigal was imme
diately put on the stand again to
resume his tale of dynamiting.
McManigal dragged President M.
F. Ryan, of the iron workers, into
his story today.
He said that he went to see
Ryan with a newspaper clipping
of an explosion, and that Ryan
told him to keep away from the
union headquarters and to change
his aliases more often.
Mrs. Alta Hawkins, the gov
ernment witness who was shot
while hunting with a mysterious
friend who since has disappeared,
may die of her injuries.
Police and secret service agents
have not been able to find out
how the shooting occurred.
Fish are very long-lived. For
example, salmon in healthy con
ditions will live a hundred years,
eels sixty years and carp a hun
dred and fifty years.