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' C. F. OF L. CALLS THAT HEARST
BLUFF ON ARBITRATION When Hearst first landed Simon O'Donnell in his trap on that so called'trades union edition, there was a daily story in" the Examiner about how union men' were taking an inter est in it When union labor all over town got to slamming the Hearst-O'Donnell deal, the Examiner got hard up for news about the edition and began running stories about the great fight Si OTJonnell and the Building Trades Council were making for arbitration and peace. One purpose of this was to create the impression that all union labor that didn't bow down to O'Donnell was fighting arbitration. Now the Chicago Federation of Labor calls Hearst's bluff by asking him to sub mit his differences with union press men to arbitration. The following open letter to the Examiner has been issued by Presi dent John Fitzpatrick and Sec'y. Ed Nockels: Chicago, m., Aug. 26, 1913. An Open Letter to the Chicago Ex aminer: At a regular meeting of the Chi cago Federation of Labor, held Sun day afternoon, August 17, 1913, a resolution, of which the following is an extract, was unanimously adopted: Resolved, That the Chicago Feder ation of Labor to avoid any possible misconception of its position in the premises, tenders its services in good .faith to the Chicago Examiner to ef .fect a just and honorable settlement of the existing differences between the Chicago Examiner and American and Chicago Web Pressmen's Union No. 7, 1. P. P. & A. U. The reason of this declaration is brought about by your editorials and unlimited space given to urging arbi tration upon the employer and em ployes of Chicago. The Chicago Federation of Labor is unqualifiedly committed to thejiroposition of arbi trating differences between employ ers and employes and now we mQst respectfully ask the Chicago Exam-: iner and American to submit their differences with Web Pressmen's Union No. 7 to a board of arbitration. Awaiting your reply at your earl iest convenience, we remain, Most respectfully, x Chicago Federation of Labor. John Fitzpatrick, President. E. N. Nockles, Secretary. o o LIEUT.-GOV. O'HARA REFUSES TO RECOGNIZE GOV. LYNN. Springfield, III., Aug. 27. Lieut. Gov. Barrett O'Hara, who is acting governor in tlje absence of Gov. Dunne, refused to honor requisition of Lieut.-Gov. Glynn of New "York, notwithstanding advice of Illinois at torney general. "I consider Glynn an usurper," LieuL-Gov. O'Hara said. ' "However, I -will take no action in the matter unless it appears that Grant is about to be released from jail in Chicago. In that case I would of course con sult Gov. Dunne in the matter. The governor asked for an opinion from the attorney general before his de parture, and I will leave the matter for final disposition until the gover nor returns." o o NORTHUP APPEALS TO PUBLIC Intimating that the Peter Bartzen faction of the county board had a sinister purpose in seeking to block the investigation of election frauds, Special Prosecutor John E. Northup, President McCormick and seven oth er members of the county board is sued a public appeal for funds with which to carry on the probe. Time after time -Bartzen, Ragen and the others have succeeded in preventing the passage of a $15,000 appropriation necessary for the work. The appeal suggests that "every citizen who believes in honest elec tions should contribute twenty-five cents."