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JANE ADDAMS ISSUES A PLEA
FOR WOODROW WILSON Jane Addams, head of Hull House, issues an eleventh-hour plea for Wil son. It is in part as follows: "As the campaign has developed it has become increasingly clear to me that the much-discussed policies of Pres. Wilson, both domestic and for eign, have been the inevitable result of the same underlying trend; a re spect for the convictions of the indi' vidual and a determination to give him a full opportunity. "In the industrial field it has been established as a matter of law that labor is not a mere commodity, that seamen have the rights of other citi zens, that child laborers are entitled to federal protection, governmental employes to liberal compensation laws, and the eight hours constitute a normal working day. Pres. Wilson has also appointed to the supreme court a great champion of the legal rights of labor.. "With consistent concern for the man at the bottom, the president has insisted that the Mexicans should have an opportunity to work out their own political institutions, al though their present revolutions, like that of the French in '93, is compli cated and prolonged by the attempt to correct unjust laws. "Pres. Wilson's recognition of the Pan-American union has offered an example of international action which is not Inconsistent with a sound nationalism and sanctions his expressed hopes for a wider interna tional comity." o o BEN MITCHELL GETS STRONG BACKING FOR RE-ELECTION Representative Berij. Mitchell,, se nior member ofthe state lower house, is getting strong backing from union labor in his campaign for re-election from the 21st district Mitchell, during the last session was the leader in many of the fights for humane legislation. Among the organizations which have endorsed him are: Illinois Fed eration of Labor, Chicago Federation of Labor, Women's Trade Union league, Chicago Building Trades Council, One Day Rest in Seven league, Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen, Chicago Cooks' and Pas try Cooks' ass'n, Brotherhood of Railroad Switchmen, Liquor Dealers' ass'n, Public Ownership league, Chi cago Motor club, Brotherhood of Lo comotive Firemen and Engineers, Bricklayers and Stonemasons, HL Taxpayers Alliancet Chicago Team sters, Chatflfeurs and Helpers' union, Metal Polishers, Buffers and Platers' union. Among the bills Mitchell fought for were: One day rest in seven, anti-injunction bill, semi-monthly pay bill, women's 9-hour bill, co-operative bill, free employment agencies, workmen's compensation law, 10 hour day for municipal- firemen, chauffeurs' law and bUl to prevent poisonous fumes or dust in factories and workshops. Every cloud has Its silver lining but with a jail it's the outside. !HE WA5 LUCKY NOT TO RUM TOR PRESIDENT. .