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With Judge Scully, State's Att'y,
Hoyne and the U. S. gov't on the
trail of crooked politicians, "the pub
lic should soon get a great deal of
light on how vote frauds are worked.
It must be quite a shock to the
Trib and the Daily News to find that
the silk-stocking w'ards that roll up
big pluralities for Big Business can
didates" produced the ugliest scan
dals at the last election.
The Trib and the News are not
much interested in the investigation.
They only get worked up when the
First, Eighteenth and Twenty-first
wards are under fire.
The importation of strikebreakers
by the G. 0. P. bosses must have
made quite a hit with the union men
of Chicago. Not! But "any kind of
a "pte in a storm" is the bosses' slo
gan. Teddy Roosevelt says he won't
talk any more. Wha's matter, has
he got lockjaw.
"I want silence and plenty of that,"
says the would-be president-maker.
By tampering with the Adamson
8-hour law the railroads themselves
are right likely to bring about gov
ernment ownership of all the roads.
Mrs. Wm. McAdoo claims the
world's record by dressing in twenty
She hasn't considered the numer
out dancers in musical comedies
who dress in nothing, both as to time
The city "woodpile has plenty of
work ready but no applicants; the
various flop houses are going near
broke from lack of callers. '
And yet, so the pessimistic guy
tells us, there is no prosperity.
If a lady gets on the street car
with a baby in her arms and you
get up and give her your seat, you
haye done one mighty good thing in
the day's run.
The next thing on the program
will be a soused automobile." They
put alcohol in the radiator to keep 'er
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UNIONS WANT 8-HOIR DAY, BUT
NOT BY LEGISLATION
Baltimore, Md., Nov. 16. Leaders
of the four railway brotherhoods will
address the American Federation of
Labor convention here next week on
the 8-hour principle. Their appear
ance is expected to inaugurate a con
certed fight for recognition of eight
hours as a working day for all class
es of employes.
At same time the appearance of
brotherhood leaders Warren S.
Stone of the engineers, A. B. Garret
son of the conductors, W. G. Lee of
the trainmen and W. S. Carter of
the firemen is expected to hasten
the coalition of the brotherhoods
with the federation.
Labor leaders hope to force an 8
hour day, not through legislation,
but through the power of organized
"We are afraid of legislation," a
high federation official, who revealed
the above plan, said. "What is done
by legislation can be undone. We
want to put through an 8-hour day
principle by direct negotiation with
private employers, through the force
of organized labor.
"We want, if possible, to extend
8-hour day to all industries. It is un
disputed that it makes for efficiency.
A man can do more and better work
in eight hours, when results are tab
ulated, than he can in a longer day.
At present the shipbuilding trade
comprising machinists, boilermakers
and other unions has no standard
day. The' government navy yards
work their men eight hours a day.
Private shipbuilders work their em
ployes -nine or ten or more hours a ,
day. We are going to try to obtain
recognition of the 8-hour day in this
trade and also in the iron and Steel