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"Election of men favorable to their
interests; the killing of legislation
inimical to them."
Aletter from Mulhall to Senator
Foraker offering to help Senator Al
drich in the campaign of 1904 in
Rhode Island was then read.
A number of letters from C. A.
Alden, secretary to Senator Foraker,
arranging for Mulhall's trip to Rhode
Island, were read into the record.
Mulhall conferred with Senator Al
drich and kept him advised at all
times of his work in Rhode Island.
Mulhall declared flatly that both
Foraker' and Aldrich knew at all
times that he was in the pay of the
N. A. M., although he then was head
of his private Workingmen's Protec
"Bpt," said Mulhall, "I left the
labor union to which I belonged in
1903, takingwith me a paid-up union
card. I never tried to hide from labor
heads that I was with the N. A. M."
"Did the officers of the A. F. of L.
know you were working for the N.
A. M.?" asked Cummins
"I was of the impression they did.
They at least must have in 1906,
since I took the stump that year."
Immediately after this Mulhall told
the complete story of how leaders of
organized labor were used to re-elect
Nelson W. Aldrich, United States
senator from Rhode Island, and to
defeat Louis E. McComas as United
States senator from Maryland and
William Hughes for election to the
House of Representatives from New
Jersey in 1904 by the N. A. M.
The Senate committee sat open
mouthed, listening to a tale of the
secret manipulation of labor men
that wa samazing in its complete
ness. And it was only the "curtain
raiser". of a story that will tax belief,
for Mulhall has promised to carry
the story right down to the election
Mulhall told calmly how he hired
labor leaders from Philadelphia and
New York to accomplish his ends.
The House lobby inquiry commit
tee was unable to turn a wheel today.
Neither Col. Mulhall nor J. H. Mc
Michael, former chief page of the
House, named by Mulhall as spy of
the N. A. M. upon House members
for 15 years, appeared before the
committee although subpoenaed.
Both were held by the Senate com
mittee. A brief session was held to allow
Emery, the N. A. M.'s counsel to tell
how ready he was to. co-operate.
The House committee held two in
dignation meetings in executive ses
sion. Chairman Garrett wrote to the
Senate committee inquiring what
witnesses in the Mulhall case would
not be needed right away by the
Subpoenas were issued by the
House for two men named Springer,
residing in Baltimore, said to be
relatives of Col. Mulhall.-
WOMAN KILLED BY ANOTHER
WOMAN IN AUTO
Mrs. Margaret Beggs, 40 years old,
of Danville, HI., was struck and in
stantly killed by an electric runabout
driven by another woman at the cor
ner of Michigan avenue and Jackson
boulevard, at 2:20 this afternoon.
After striking Mrs- Beggs the
woman drove her machine down
Michigan avenue. She was caught by
the police and taken to the office of
Capt. Gibbons, in charge of the cen
tral detail. Her name was not given
Mrs. Beggs, with her 13-year-old
son, Chester, came to Chicago this
morning to joil her husband, John H.
Beggs, purchasing agent of the Chi
cago & Eastern Illinois Railroad,
1201 McCormick Building. They
planned a lake trip, starting late this
Mrs. Beggs was walking on Mich
igan avenue toward her husband's
office. She failed to see the runabout
and started to cross Jackson boule
vard. Her skull was fractured and
she died almost instantly.