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' C. F. OF L. CALLS THAT HEARST
BLUFF ON ARBITRATION
When Hearst first landed Simon
O'Donnell in his trap on that so
called'trades union edition, there was
a daily story in" the Examiner about
how union men' were taking an inter
est in it
When union labor all over town got
to slamming the Hearst-O'Donnell
deal, the Examiner got hard up for
news about the edition and began
running stories about the great fight
Si OTJonnell and the Building Trades
Council were making for arbitration
One purpose of this was to create
the impression that all union labor
that didn't bow down to O'Donnell
was fighting arbitration. Now the
Chicago Federation of Labor calls
Hearst's bluff by asking him to sub
mit his differences with union press
men to arbitration.
The following open letter to the
Examiner has been issued by Presi
dent John Fitzpatrick and Sec'y. Ed
Chicago, m., Aug. 26, 1913.
An Open Letter to the Chicago Ex
aminer: At a regular meeting of the Chi
cago Federation of Labor, held Sun
day afternoon, August 17, 1913, a
resolution, of which the following
is an extract, was unanimously
Resolved, That the Chicago Feder
ation of Labor to avoid any possible
misconception of its position in the
premises, tenders its services in good
.faith to the Chicago Examiner to ef
.fect a just and honorable settlement
of the existing differences between
the Chicago Examiner and American
and Chicago Web Pressmen's Union
No. 7, 1. P. P. & A. U.
The reason of this declaration is
brought about by your editorials and
unlimited space given to urging arbi
tration upon the employer and em
ployes of Chicago. The Chicago
Federation of Labor is unqualifiedly
committed to thejiroposition of arbi
trating differences between employ
ers and employes and now we mQst
respectfully ask the Chicago Exam-:
iner and American to submit their
differences with Web Pressmen's
Union No. 7 to a board of arbitration.
Awaiting your reply at your earl
iest convenience, we remain,
Most respectfully, x
Chicago Federation of Labor.
John Fitzpatrick, President.
E. N. Nockles, Secretary.
LIEUT.-GOV. O'HARA REFUSES
TO RECOGNIZE GOV. LYNN.
Springfield, III., Aug. 27. Lieut.
Gov. Barrett O'Hara, who is acting
governor in tlje absence of Gov.
Dunne, refused to honor requisition
of Lieut.-Gov. Glynn of New "York,
notwithstanding advice of Illinois at
"I consider Glynn an usurper,"
LieuL-Gov. O'Hara said. ' "However,
I -will take no action in the matter
unless it appears that Grant is about
to be released from jail in Chicago.
In that case I would of course con
sult Gov. Dunne in the matter. The
governor asked for an opinion from
the attorney general before his de
parture, and I will leave the matter
for final disposition until the gover
NORTHUP APPEALS TO PUBLIC
Intimating that the Peter Bartzen
faction of the county board had a
sinister purpose in seeking to block
the investigation of election frauds,
Special Prosecutor John E. Northup,
President McCormick and seven oth
er members of the county board is
sued a public appeal for funds with
which to carry on the probe.
Time after time -Bartzen, Ragen
and the others have succeeded in
preventing the passage of a $15,000
appropriation necessary for the work.
The appeal suggests that "every
citizen who believes in honest elec
tions should contribute twenty-five