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sipating the position of vice-president of the American Federation of Labor
as you have in this case. Fraternally yours, George L. Berry, President. BERRY TO MORRISON August 18, 1913. Mr. Frank Morrison, Secretary A. F. of L., 801 G. St. N. W., Washing-. ton, D. C.: Dear Sir and Brother Attached hereto you will find copy of com munication which I today addressed to John R. Alpine, seventh vice-president of the American Federation of Labor. This communication carries with it certain specific charges borne out by copies of telegrams, etc., and setting forth in full the attitude of Mr. Alpine in respect to the' very important matter having to do with the general welfare of the International Printing Pressmen and Assistants' Union, as well as the printing trades unions in general. I ask that this matter be taken up by the executive council and an im mediate investigation made and action taken which will properly rebuke Mr. Alpine for his position in respect to an affiliated union' with the A. F. of L. and relieve him, if the charges I made are found true, of his further service as the vice-president of the American Federation of Labor. This is a matter of far reaching importance in which the well being of the entire labor movement of this country is, to a' very marked degree, ef fected. Prompt, positive-and decisive action is therefore required ami de manded. , Fraternally yours, George L. Berry, President. "BULL" YOUNG DIES AFTER FIGHT WITH WILLARD Los Angeles, Aug. 23. "Bull" Young died today from injuries suf fered in his last night's fight here with Jess Willard, when he was knocked down and sustained a broken back and injuries to his skull. His doctors unsuccessfuly resorted to trephining shortly before his death. Sheriff Hammel has ordered the arrest of Willard, Referee Eyton, Promoter McCarey and Manager Harry Gilmore, Jr., Tom Jones and the seconds of both men. f o o A. F. OF L. TO HELP STRIKING MINERS OF CALUMET Calumet, Mich., Aug. 23. The American Federation of Labor and affiliated bodies will help the striking copper mmers of Upper Michigan. John Mitchell, vice-president of the federation, arrived here early today. He made a preliminary investigation of conditions and immediately there after announced that the copper miners were right in their stand for living wages, the eight-hour day and recognition of the union, and that the strike had been forced on them. Mitchell will return to Washington tonight, and besides arranging for moral and financial support of the strikers by the federation, will join in the demand of the Western Fed eration of Miners for a senatorial in vestigation both of former working conditions in the copper country and of the importation of Waddell-Mahon gunmen and their use after the out break of the strike. LIND NOT ASSASSINATED Washington, Aug. 23. Respond ing to hurried inquiries from State Department officials harassed by wild rumors of assassination of Special Envoy John Lind, Charge O'Shaugh nessey cabled emphatic denial, from Mexico City. o o The surprise of the Thaw family at Harry's escape is only exceeded by the surprise of those asylum officials.