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THE SUN, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 1916. POLITICAL. POLITICAL. POLITICAL. POLITICAL. POLITICAL. POLITICAL. POLITICAL. Labor Leaders Endorse Hughes One-third of all law beneficial to labor, passed in New York State in 133 year; were patted during Governor Hughes ' term at his request and signed by him. g" - TROESCOUNCt HlW,r --ST1 aH WW""' ma 1 " COn a cf the f try dand. the ft m TT - of - nt Yt " W Ht aa,i W B" fuod7 0 dent. Seor or. (from CltKlar.d Ltaitr. October 3. Ill) TRADES COUNCIL BALKS AT WILSON Stcond Attimpt to Forci Labor to Indorse His Ri iliction Fails. From th4 rhilaitlphla Futile Ltdatr. OctobtrV. 1SH) This is Labor's Answer to the Attempt To Deliver the American Workingman's Vote THE labor vote cannot be delivered to the Democratic party. The bulk of it throughout the country will go to Hughes was the positive declaration of Thomas . Williams, one of the most prominent trade unionists in the United States, in course of an interview in Pittsburgh on November 1, 1916. MOVE TO INDORSE WILSON QUASHED BY LABOR UNION Central Body, in Stormy Ses sion, Tables Resolution ' Indefinitely INDIGNATION GREETS from Tli Wathlnoton Pott, Oetobtr tt, till) CHICAGO LAIOB FOS EUOHES. BwUdlat TradM Council deat Wllaoa Lacks Bjmptthj. ApritI to Tk Waiklnitw ton. Chlckfo. Oct 21. On brtneft f r MiMd Ubor awunc Into llo fM Chtrlt B. Hughta tontcht whw tk Chlcaca Butldlnv Trd Council, f which Simon O'Donnell to prooldtnt. adopted reiolutlono urlnr tho dofoot of Prctldunt Wilton botaut of lack or sympathy with tho Amorloaa work mon " Arthur D BurbanX chairman of tht (cUlatly board of railroad trainman In flllnoia. Uiatd a tatomont doclar In that railroad amployo ar tumlnc from rrMdcnt Wllaon It to tho flrot Urn out national afl. ear hao attomptad to ioll ua haw w tntiat vote, and thoro ara thouaanda Ilka myoolf who will not otand for aaah die tatln,M aald Mr. Burbank "I am con. vlneod that tho oontftnant among Ctao railroad mon for Hufhoa la crowing otrongor tvory day." Mr. Williams is National President of the Building Trades department of the American Federation of Labor, which includes every craft in any way identified with the building industry. It has a membership of nearly one and a half million men, all mechanics, which is more than fifty per cent of the entire membership of the organization of which Samuel Gompers is the head. Mr. Williams has just completed a tour of the south and middle west, in course of which he talked with representatives of every indus try and addressed seven national conventions of labor organizations. ' "No man or group of men can deliver the labor vote to the Democratic party," said Mr. Williams. "The American workingman al ways has supported the Republican ticket, and for a very practical reason. "He knows that the Republican party stands for the great principle of protection to American industry, and that without such pro tection there can be no prosperity for him. The wage earners of this country today con sider the re-establishment of the protective tariff system the one great issue before them, and they will vote accordingly next Tues day. "No sensible laboring man is deceived by the present abnormal industrial activity in the United States. We all know that war orders from Europe are responsible for it. "If the foreign conflict should end tomor row, the wage earners of this country would be confronted with precisely similar condi tions to those which confronted them during the first two years of the Wilson administra tion idle mills, dead locomotives, men out of employment, and business depression every where. "The workingman will vote next Tuesday for the Republican ticket because he will then vote for his own material welfare. "In my trip through the south and west, I discussed the political situation with hun dreds of laboring men. I found no indication anywhere of a pronounced trend of sentiment in the ranks of the wage-earners towards the Democratic party." The Republican Protective Tariff protects workingmen's wages without increasing the cost of living. The question is shall we have a Democratic tariff that only pretends to help the wage-earner or a Republican tariff that really protects him? Vote for Hughes L solutions Adopted at Meeting of the Building. Trades Council of Philadelphia Occ'-uin- that Prti(!ent Wilson tat r-'.vcn lnmHf an enrmy of orcanired lulior ami tlwt, on the contrary, Mr lliithr Im fclinun himself the fnend of l.il'or tlirrwahnut his whole currer. a w r.ri nf rr(itmions itpportinj the randi. ihy cf Mi 'Hughes ,s pasporl list nipht t a nectin; of the I'liiladclpliu Build, in? Tr.itlfs Potinri! .(lout 00.0(10 tnco. The nieolini M held in ttlO I'.ltkuav nillfrtint mnti fl. lution (wrc pnsfed niter a spirited dia cmion Kranl .1 fihnndcc prrxided. eundinj vote uas taken The rcoo lution JcUaicd tbat until hm entrance into politico six yean a,-., Preoident Wilson had proved himself a "harsh, hitler and unjuat critic" of Lihor unions. .mil had shown by his speeches and his . ritliiRx, in his boohs, that he had no statement was attributed to him that w'lor unions oragsra lue highent men to the level of the TowMt," and ho was quoted as being a "fierce partisan of the vfi ii on up The parage was ntcd from Preident Wilsons, iKiol,, "The History of the A mci lean People." where he .ertod thaf til. Phm. I.I.A. .. ... L.i. ... the Polish, blavonie or Italian, fin tln ether hind, it uas declared that Mr. Hughes had been shown by his words. tllV 1 f r 1- ( i an. I 1... . . . . 1 .1... L. . I , .... ....... .a ..n it i, mil in- nan been a friend of labor and of labor Unions uiiuf; ni3 enure career. Mr Hughes' utterance, that he Yejt.ird. eil Idlmr unions ns a "fine opporuimtv Inr the impinvement of the condition o'f tho ivorhinsman." was quoted, and bus ftatemnit, "tho interests of labor are the loteicsts of .ill jieople, and the protcc tun of th" ape earner in the aeuintv 't lifr and health by every practical means, is mic of tho most tacred trusts of We ngornitsly condemn," read the resoulhon, "the action of labor leaders in endeavorinj to create oppoaition to Mr. Himhe", and with the belief in mind that ail labor unions should be l.ept free from political parties, we urge ll our member, as well as those of outer unions ami locals, to cast their sote as their intereat best demands." Republican National Publicity Committee.