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that their union officials are a bunch
of grafters this strong organization
would be more easily disrupted.
The Chicago building trades,
through their united action, have
forced these "saintly" contractors to
grant workingconditions and wages
to about 100,00(Tmen in the building
industry equaled in but few cities in
the world. Don't you think that is
the real basis for all this rush and
excitement to help the "poor, delud
ed" workers to "purify" their unions?
The brickmakers have just ended a
strike. During that strike no scabs
were found among the brickmakers,
no teamster was found willing to
move bricks, and no one of the 100,
000 workers in the building industry
was found willing to handle any
bricks until the trouble was settled.
There is a solidarity in the Chicago
labor movement which, no doubt, is a
thorn in the side of the employers'
associations and other interests
equally desirous of "purifying" labor.
Let us not forget that a contractor
has murdered a representative of
labor. Let that be settled first.
If there are any grafters in the
labor movement the unions are no
doubt able to take care of that them
selves. Let Jim Keeley stick to his "Real
Estate Day" program and other
"lofty" ideals of his.
Let the Tribune and the News re
turn the property they stole from
Chicago's school children before they
begin "purifying" the labor move
ment. When the unions desire the aid of
their enemies they will probably duly
notify them. Arthur Jensen,
106 E. Illinois St.
THE FOLLOWING LETTER
To the Honorable Aldermen of Chi
cago. Gentlemen: I am instructed to sub
mit for your favorable consideration
Resolved, That it is the sense of
i the Chicago Trades Union. Label
League that our city officials retrain
from furnishing funds or official rec
ognition to limelight reformers who
make a pretense of regulating or sup
pressing social vice.
Their intentions may be as good
as was the devil's when he beguiled
Eve, but the effect of their efforts is r.
simply to bathe the decent face of v!
Chicago in a mud puddle of immoral
Gentlemen: If our funds will per
mit, we suggest that instead of a
"Vice Commission" you create a com
mittee on "Child Conservation" and
reclaim the children who are being
driven to lives of shame and untimely
deaths through forced employment in
factory or workshops while yet at a
tender age. It is much easier and
more durable to implant correct
thoughts, habits and purposes in the
forming brain, the developing body
and aspiring fancy of youth than into
the hardened frame of the adult.
Hence, we implore you to "Save
the Child." Give children under six
teen a chance to develop naturally.
Give child life more enjoyment, more
play and more time to study. Help
spare them the necessity of working
for a pittance and driving adults into
the streets. Make a real earnest, fath
erly effort to do this and the Foun
tain Spring of Vice will dry up and
the Vice Reformer's occupation will
be relegated to the happy realm of
innoxious disuetude. Sincerely,
Chicago Trades Union Label League,
F. G. Hopp, Secretary.
INDICT MELLEN AND OTHERS
Cambridge, Mass., June 30. Chas. f.
S. Mellcn, former president New
York. New Haven & Hartford and
the Boston & Maine railroa'd com
panies, together with Frederick S.
Moseley of E. S. Moseley & Co.,
brokers, and sixteen others were in
dicted on various charges connected
with the financing of the Hampd.en
railroad from Bondsville to Springfield.
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