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WALKER MADE HEAD C? ILL.
FEDERATION OF LABOR
John H. Walker of the Illinois
Mine Workers was elected president
Of the Illinois Federation of Labor
yesterday at the convention held in
Decatur, 111. Hedefeated Edwin R.
Wright, who has been president for
Walker was the candidate of the
progressive faction of the delegates.
They regard his election as a triumph
for the new spirit of progress that has
crept over union labor.
A bitter fight was made on Walker
by the "old guard," who brought
politics into the fight, but Walker un
armed them by pointing to his rec
ord, which proved that he had always
placed union labor above every other
interest. The fight was a hot one.
Walker won by 17 votes.
The new president has been one of
the leaders of the miners for several
years. Recently he has achieved
much distinction by the assistance he
rendered the Western Federation of
Miners in their fight against the
mines bosses of Calumet, Mich.
The other officers elected yester
day are as follows:
' First Vice-President Victor It.
Second Vice-President John M.
Third Vice-President Mike Wha
lent, East St. Louis.
Secretary-Treasurer Jas. F. Mor
Executive Board Jeseph Morton,
Chicago; Thomas Kelly, Streator;
William Chiles, Springfield; James P.
Trench, LaSalle; Conrad .F Nystrom,
Galesburg; George B. Jenkins, Ur
bana. Delegate to National Convention
James T. Patterson', Chicago.
Auditing Committee J. A. Kain,
Chicago; Tilden Bozartg, Staunton;
William Jampel, Belleville.
Peoria was selected for the next
The federation also went on record
against the state militia.
By a unanimous vote they resolved
that "the Illinois Federation of Labor
hereby goes, on record as being op
posed to its membership, or the mem
bership of affiliated locals, being in
any way connected with the state
INSANITY Wll I RF THF PI FA OF
WFLLIAM C. ELLIS
Insanity, due to paretic infection
of the brain, and aggravated by see
ing "Damaged Goods," the play treat
ing of the very disease from which he
is said to have been suffering, will be
the defense of William C. Ellis,, weal
thy Cincinnati leather man, who
made a dramatic confession that he
shot his wife, three times and then
slashedher throat to make certain
she was dead, in the Hotel Sherman.
Ellis probably will be indicted by
the October grand jury and given a
speedy trial. He told physicians at
the county jail today that he wanted
"things hurried along as fast as pos
sible." Detectives who attempted to ques
tion Ellis today obtained no fresh de
tails of the tragedy in the hotel bed
room. The leather dealer, chewing
nervously on an unlighted cigar,
turne dhis back to them and refused
Jail physicians said that the pris
oner will be fully recovered from the
superficial wounds he inflicted upon
himself within a week.
MRS. PANKHURST TAKEN TO
New York, Oct. 18. Mrs. Emme
line Pankhurst, militant suffraget,
was taken to Ellis Island from La
.rrovence on tne arrival or that ves- m
sel todav. T
Inspector George Moore of the Im
migration service stated that while
Mrs. Pankhurst's cas"e will be deter
mined by board of three inspectors he
does not believe she will be held long.
The question at issue is whether her
acts in England involve moral de
pravity and it Is expected that final
decision will be that they do not.