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Labor in his statement yesterday
that his heart is all with the garment
Btrikers of Chicago and he wants
them to win, came speeches today bp
C. G. Amnion and B. Bevin, fraternal
delegates from the British, Trades
Union congress to the A. P. or L. ,
"We are with you," said Ammon
in Hod Carriers' hall. "There isn't
a trades unionist in England or Ger
many or America but wants to see
you win. Your battle is the same as
that of the working class the world
over. Your victory or defeat is our
victory or defeat."
After a hah! hour conference with
Pres. Sidney Hillmaa of the Amal
gamated Clothing Workers at Hotel
Morrison yesterday, Gompers talked
with newspaper men.
"I suppose this Chicago garment
strike doesn't interest you," said one
"Why doesn't it? For what rea
son should I not be vitally interested.
I'm always interested in people who
are making a fight for better condi
tions. I could not take any other
attitude than to say my heart is with
them and I hope they win.
"If one-half the reports of polica
brutality are true it is manifest a
terrible state of affairs exists," said
Gompers. "It's a disgrace to Chi
cago, a crying disgrace."
"These strikers are labor people.
They are wage earners. Their cause
is the general cause. They fight for
what we fight for. They are entitled
to be treated by the police as human
SOCIETY WOMAN BROUGHT
INTO 00MB PLOT INQUIRY
New York, Dec. 8. A New York
society woman, whose identity was
shielded by federal authorities, was
brought into the government's in
vestigation of the activities of Franz
Von Rintelen, German agent, today.
Federal authorities in charge of the
grand jury bomb, arson and strike
plot investigations today declared the
state department had received from
the British government copies of the
woman's letters to Von Rintelen de
nouncing this government for its at
titude in the German-American situ
ation. The woman, it was said, is
wealthy, owning a home in New
York and another at Newport,
The British government, federal
authorities said, seized the letters
from Von Rintelen when he was ar
rested on the liner Noordam as a spy.
MONTENEGRO, RUINED, WOULD
ASK SEPARATE PEACE
Berlin, via Wireless to Sayville.
King Nicholas of Montenegro sug
gested to entente embassadors that
Montenegro be allowed to conclude
separate peace because she is exhausted.
London. Newspaper Echo de
Beige, published in Holland since the
German occupation of Belgium, re
ported explosion wrecked Cogneles
fort at Namur, killing 80 German
Salonika, After heavy bombard
ment of British line, Bulgars in
Strumnitz a section attacked fiercely,
but were repulsed.
Athens. Two Greek officers are in
conference with Anglo-French offi
cials at Salonika regarding military
facilities required by expeditionary
Paris.- That England, against the
wishes of her allies, favors with
drawal of expeditionary forces from
theBalkans, strongly hinted following
today's session of allies' war council.
Sofia, via Amsterdam. "Our vic
torious troops continuing pursuit of
French on both banks of Vardar,"
said official statement
Athens. Anglo-French heavy ar
tillery has been inflicting heavy
losses on Bulgarians in Strumnitz
section in two days of heavy fighting.
No cessation in battle for 48 hours.
Amsterdam. Two German aero
planes, maneuvering over Ellerbruck
Monday night, collided at height of
several hundred feet and dropped to
earth, four occupants being killed.