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CHARGE IMMIGRATION FORCES
DOWN WAGES IN U. S.
Washington, Jan. 23. In the face
of a warning from Pres. Wilson
against questioning motives of op
ponents of the immigration bill,
Sec'y Morrison of the-Amerlcan Fed
eration of Labor yesterday suggested
broadly that influences against the
bill are big corporations.
"These corporations," he suggest
ed, "induce immigration in order that
they may get cheap labor. Talk of
need of aliens to work United States
farms, he hinted, is a bait to obtain
employes for the United States Steel
Corporation, the big packing houses
and other interests.
"These great corporations," he
said, "want two men for every job.
That means they will be able to get
one of the two at a very low wage for
hunger and- distress will compel a'
man to accept a wage below the
Touching on the tariff question he
said that big concerns get protec
tion for their products, but the labor
market is on the free list, with the
big protected companies paying their
men the lowest wages. Social re
form, he insisted, is retarded in Eu
rope because its nations know Amer
ica is a dumping ground for her sur
And loowing out among the evils,
Morrison contended, is the fact that
the great immigrant influx is leading
to race suicide in American families
in order that present wages may
maintain the American standard of
Speaking for 350,000 railroad men,
Wm. M. Clark of the Brotherhood of
Locomotive Engineers asked the
president's signature to the bill.
MORE CHARGES BY HOYNE
. Collusion between the police and
crooks is national, according to
State's Att'y Hoyne. The system of
"con" men and police working to
gether exists in several of the large
Cities in the country
His observations were made in the
Prank Ryan case, In which the clair
voyant confessed operating in New
York while under indictment in Bos
ton, although the police of the big
city knew of it.
He says that when the Boston
authorities asked the Chicago police
if Ryan was in the city they received
"no" for an answer, although Ryan
was openly working here at the time.
MEN ON BATTLEFIELD AIDED BY
Mrs. John Jacob Astor is gradually
emerging from the seclusion in .which
she has lived since she was widowed
by the Titanic disaster.
Mrs. Astor is frequently seen at the
grand opera in New York and re
cently she has been doing personal
work for the relief of the soldiers in
the French trenches.
After reading four columns by a
great military authority on the situ
ation in Poland we have discovered
that the German army hasn't cap-i
tured Warsaw by New Year's dajV