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' 5HANAHAN FOR SPEAKER DRY
" ISSUE BEFORE LEGISLATURE
Members-elect of the Illinois legis
lature flocked in from downstate to
day to attend the Republican caucus
at the Great Northern hotel -this aft
ernoon. With all apparently agreed upon
the selection of David B. Shanahan
as speaker of the house, the big
question before the legislators is pro
hibition. Drys hold the senate and wets
have the house. Indications are that
a deadlock will result and that no
liquor legislation will be pasjed. The
caucus was to settle the question of
taking a test vqte on prohibition
early after the session opens Jan. 3.
This would eliminate the issue,
which has in the past been used as a
club over other measures.
Other questions confronting the
caucus are the calling of a constitu
tional convention; consolidation of
boards and commissions, as planned
by Gov.-elect Lowden; curbing of the
wildcat private banks, particularly
in Chicago; election law and primary
reforms -and new tax laws.
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MAYOR FAVORS RE-ELECTION
' OF LOEB AS SCHOOL HEAD
Where Mayor Thompson stands on
the question of Jake Loeb's re-election
as president of the school board
was shown today in an answer given
the question put to him when be re
ceived the newspaper men.
"Would you be displeased if Mr.
Loeb is re-elected as head of the
school board?" was the question.
"No," he answered. "I Delieve Mr.
Loeb is, trying to accomplish the
same tilings I am. I believe he .s
working untirelingly, for the best in
terest of the public schools."
LIEUT. DENMAN RESIGNS
Iieat Albert Denman of the-traffic
squadT 8043 Constance, has resigned
from the police force to go into the
LABOR READY TO FIQHT, SAYS 1
GOMPERS BIG CHICAGO
Baltimore, Nov, 22. "Labor 'is
ready to accept the challenge of the
masters of wealth and fight." These
were the portentous words expressed
by Pres. Gompers of the American;
Federation of Labor yesterday when
he replied at an A., F. of L. National
convention meeting to the words of,
greeting from heads of the four rail
road brotherhoods who addressed
the convention. - - V
Convention delegates were electri
fied at the radical talk of Gompers,,'
for he has always been known as th&
most conservative of the union labor
leaders of the nation, even counsel
ing against violence and strife. But'
they responded to his words by aris
ing in unanimous accord and cheer?
ing as he was assisted from the hall
by Frank MorriBon.
After assuring brotherhood leadr
era that organized labor of thevnar
tion was behind the railroad men,
man for man, Gompers made this,
statement that carried away the;
"All that I, as a man, can say in ,
answer to you men of wealth is Uiis :'
'Be careful you are going too fart
For there is a limit to human endur-i
ance. You throw down the gauntlet
and we of the working class wHl acr
cept the challenge and fight' "
Benj. Scblessinger, pres. of Ladies"
Garment Workers' International,
union, announced that atrike would.
be called in Chicago within 'thre
weeks that will affect 10,000 women"
employed in the waist, petticoat
skirt, wrapper and corset Industries
of Chicago. (Q
Adolph Germer, sec'y of the So-
cialist party, was ordered expelled j
from tha Chicago Office Employes .
union because he is not an office em- ti
Alfred Norton, Waukgan. wgund'
, ed wnile fighting in France. - v