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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 16, 1912, Image 10

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ATTACKS ON PRES GOMPERS GETTING FIERCER
By Max S. Hayes.
JRochesteiy N. Y., Npv. 16.
Former General Organizer Jacob
Tazelaar has strayed from the-ad-ministration
reservation, dug up
his little hatchet and uttered sev
eral bad war whoops and ?fired a
few resolutions into ihe Hopper
that are going to- create trouble.
Tazelaar, up to a short time
ago was one of Gorhpers right
bowers and was stationed in the
middle we.st as general organizer.
Tazelaar was suddenly dismiss
ed and' claims that when he de
manded in writing to" know the
cause "he was snubbed. Now he
charges that State Labor Com
missioner Williams, of New York
influenced his discharge because
he (Tazelaar) charged Williams
with being" too easy with employ
ers who break the labor laws of
the state. .
Williams denies the' accusation
and Tazelaar declares'that he will
carry the fight to the floor of the
convention next week.
Tazelaar will not only attack
Gompers in a resolution demand
ing that the power of appointing
organizers be taken ' from thr
president and lodged in the mem
bership, but he will alsodemand
that all decisions rendered, by the
executive council be placed on
record and the same be published,
thus abolishing star chamber ses
sions. ,
This warlike demonstration
from an unexpected source is
creating considerable interest,
Tazelaar is a member of the big
painters' delegation and is pretty
well backed up by his colleagues
and other delegates.
Another fight that is certain to
be precipitated wilj come on the
report of the committee ort presi
dent's report. The committee is
in session today and it is strohgr
ly dominated by Gompers'
friends. It is certain to endorse
his actions during the recent cam
paign in giving attention to the
labor planks or promises in the
Republican, temocratic and BuH
Moose platforms and ignoring
the Socialist party completely.
J. Mahlon Barnes, who is a
member of the cigarmakers' dele
gation with Gompers and was the
manager of the Socialist party na
tional campaign, will lead the
fight against endorsing1 the past
action -of Gompers.
"We have polled about a mil
lion votes," says Barnes. "The
great mass of our votes are work
ing people and the majority of
them undoubtedly are members
of the tra'des union, who are con
tributing their money, time and
energy to build up the movement
on the industrial as well as the
political field.
"We resent Gompers gratuit
ous snubs and his actions aresuch
as to cre'atebad feeling rather
than harmony among- the work
ing people, irrespective of their
'.political affiliations,1'
, - 60 v
Mistress Who was that -gentleman
that came in just now?
Servant It wasn't a gentleman,
ma am it was only the master,
who came back for his umbrella

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