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The day book. [volume] (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 17, 1912, Image 1

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500 SO. PEORIA ST. 398
jfol. 1, No. 96 Chicago, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 1912 One Cent
' Indianapolis, Ihd., Jan. 17.
Defeat of a resolution' providing
for secession from" the 'American
Federation of Labor, expression
of sentiment favoring the consoli
dation of the Western Fe'deration
o'f "Miners and therUhfted Mine
Workers, and passage of a reso
lution favoring government own
ership of all industry, marked the
international convention of the
JJnited.Mine Workers.here today.
A resolution advocating gov
ernment ownership of all indus
tries, was adopted by the conven
tion by an overwhelming vote.
Philip. Burgh of Manifold, Pa.,
was the author of the resolution.
y Aid "for the striking button
workers at Muscatine, la., was
asked by Miss Catherine Finne-gan-of
the American Federation
of Labor. John H. Walker, presi
dent of the Illinois miners, sup
ported the proposal and approved
the recent action ot the strikers
in going into politics and electing
two members of the city council.
a wish to commend the report
of Vice President Hayes in as
serting that labor should enter
the political field in an effort to
obtain its demands," said Walk
er.' "tl is a necessary step in la
bor war.
Although the Pennsylvanband
Ohio operators have not yet
agreed to wage conference with
the miners, the latter will pro
ceed with consideration of the
wage problem the same as- if the
joint conferencevwas fully decid
ed on. It is thbught probable
a conference may he arranged for
next week. Wage contracts in
practically every anthracite and
bituminous district in the United
States expirts April L .
o o "
. (c)iiAKXZ&Ji)'X1a
Rear Admiral Templin Potts,
who was Admiral Togo's person
al escort during his recent visit,
and who has been promoted to

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