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much more than the political revela
tions. Everyone, indeed, knew that the
National Association of Manufactur
ers maintained a lobby at Washing
ton and in most state capitals ana
took these things for granted.
But while labor leaders frequently
charged that the N. A. M. used dirty,
underhand methods in fighting work
ing men, no absolute proof of this
was produced and it was allowed that
since the men who made the charges
were naturally prejudiced the
charges might be exaggerated.
The absolute charges of Colonel
Mulhall, and the proof he says he
has in his hands, show that the
charges of labor leaders are correct.
Another thing that hurts deeply
the National Association of Manufac
turers is Mulhall's story of how
agents of the association trailed and
tried to bribe and trap Samuel Gom
pers, Frank Morrison and other offi
cials of the American Federation of
Labor and invariably failed.
The National Association of Manu
facturers has made a point of charg
ing that labor leaders were corrupt
and now it is proved that labor lead
ers could not be corrupted by the
N. A. M. when that body of high
minded men of business was spend
ing thousands to try and corrupt
Harold F. McCormick, son-in-law
of John D. Rockefeller, and treasurer
of the International Harvester Co.,
today admitted that the McCormick
estate contributed $250 to the cam
paign of Rep. McDermott, the "labor
union representative from the stock
yards district, corroborating the
statement of Col. M. M. Mulhall in
the New York World.
Edward Tilden, the packer and
political purse holder for all the pack
ers, would neither deny nor affirm
that he had contributed $5,000 to
McDermott's campaign. Tilden said
he had given some money to McDer
mott, but thought it was only $200
Typographical Union No. 16 has
appointed a committee to investigate
the Mulhall charges that the National
Association of Manufacturers used
bribery to break the job printers'
strike. It is probable that other Chi
cago labor bodies will take similar'
Washington, June 30. Confirma
tion of the Mulhall charges was given
at American Federation of Labor
It was pointed out how President
Gompers publicly declared at the
convention of the federation Nov.
11-23 at Norfolk, Va., of being ap
proached by an agent of the National
Association of Manufacturers, who
called himself Brandenburg and
claimed to represent President Van
Cleave of the National Association of
It seemed certain today that the
House will order an independent
probe of the Mulhall charges.
The Overman lobby investigation
committee of the Senate will go into
THE BETTER WAY
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The Scotchman sang that old-time
And sang it with a sigh,
"For Bonnie Annie Laurie I
Would lay me down and die."
"Be Goria," said an Irishman,
"Catch me at no such trick,
For pretty Rosie Hogan I
Am hustling wid a pick."
Von Blumer (roaring with rage)
Who told you to put that paper on
the wall? Decorator Your wife, sir.
Von Blumer Pretty, isn't it?