National Affairs: Vauclain vs. Gompers

Samuel Vauclain, president of the Baldwin Locomotive Works of Philadelphia, created a sensation by a speech before the New Orleans Association of Commerce. He brought 500 business men to their feet cheering when he declared: " Samuel Gompers says dire things will happen if we have open shops. My God! Have any of you gentlemen ever seen Samuel Gompers? Will you tell me what there is to be afraid of?

" I've got 25,000 men working for me in a little foundry back East," continued...

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