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The day book. [volume] (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 23, 1913, LAST EDITION, Image 5

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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.
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.
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
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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.
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.
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The surprise of the Thaw family
at Harry's escape is only exceeded
by the surprise of those asylum officials.

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