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property Interest, combined with the equally selfish property and money in
terests of other American investors who gambled in Mexican investments,
and hoped to induce the rest of us to protect them.
Let Hearst, Otis and their pals fight their own battles and protect their
own investments in Mexico. Let the Mexicans light out their own differ
ences of opinion and rule themselves. Keep the American army in our own,
country. Let Hearst go to Mexico.
A. F. OF L. WANT CONGRESS TO
PROBE MICHIGAN STRIKE
Seattle, Was., Nov. 18. The Amer
ican Federation of Labor convention
adopted unanimously the following
resolution demanding that congress
investigate the copper workers' strike
"Whereas, The mine owners have
ignored the demands of the men,
spurned their attempts at concilia
tion, and in many ways treated them
with contempt; have imported gun
men, thugs, and so-called detectives
into the strike zone, and these men
have deliberately killed strikers In
cold blood, assaulted women, and
beaten and terrorized children.
"Whereas, 2,500 militia have been
sent into the strike district, and. these
soldiers have driven their horses over
men, women and children, beating
them with guns, bayonets, and
swords, and outraging women and
"Resolved, That the American Fed
eration of Labor demands a congres
sional investigation of the strike and
the causes leading up to it.
"Resolved, That the Federation of
Labor unqaulifiedly approves of the
stand of the Michigan miners and
calls on all affiliated unions to con
tribute at least the amount asked by
the1 executive council of the federa
tion, and, where it can be afforded,
that large amounts be donated, and
that if possible means be devised by
the unions to raise money for the
purpose of providing food, clothing,
and shelter for those fighting the
battle of oppressed humanity."
Former Chief of Police McWeeny
has quit police force for good. Re
signed as- captain today.
BURG SAYS GOING SLOW HAS
SAVED COUNTY $50,000
County Commissioner BartleK
Burg again upheld the awarding of
the new tuberculosis hospital con
tract to J. W. Snyder. Burg urged
the necessity of delay, pointing to.
the fact that the county had saved
$50,000 in the last few months by go
A delegation of county scrub-
women made its appearance in the
board rooms and caused an uncom
fortable fifteen minutes for Commis
sioner E. M. Board, the Evanston
man who said they could live veryj
well on $40 a month.
Commissioner Frank Ragen, who;
wanted to pay them $45 a month,
brought the women to the rooms.
"Last year I asked Mr. Board if
he thought scrubwomen could live oni
$40 a month," said Ragen. "He said
then he didn't think they could, butr
when the resolution to raise them toi
$45 came up he fought it tooth and
"I've brought the women here to-
day that they might see the kind oft
man Board really is. I want them
to see the man who boasts of aiding)
the poor and is really responsible for'
President McCormick has received?
a letter from State's Attorney Mac-;
lay Hoyne in which the prosecutor)
calls attention to the increased earn
ings of the state's attorney's office;
under his administration. i
The year's earnings of his office
are quoted at $176,570. This is saidr
to be an increase of 200 per cent overi
any previous year.
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Galveston, Tex. Reported thatl
Tampico has been taken by rebels, i
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