There has seldom been so much peace as prevailed at the 45th annual convention of the American Federation of Labor which closed last week at Atlantic City* The only outbursts of any moment were outbursts of enthusiasm. Intrafederation dissension was conspicuous by its absence. Major developments :

Gompers. A memorial session for Samuel Gompers was held at which his associates paid him tribute. Said President Green, his successor: "As Washington was the father of his country, so was Samuel Gompers the father of the American Federation of Labor. As Lincoln was the...

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