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Ohoelautte TIM& Ifiaet
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THV'IISDAY, MAY 22. 1 91.
Woodrow Wilson said: "If
there is one thing we love more
than another in the United States,
it is that every man should have
the privilege, unmolested and un
criticized, to utter the real con
victions of his mind."
For having voiced "real con
victions" Eugene V. Debs and
thousands of others are dying by
inches in state and federal
W\ illt his Us l alll[ill e V l, chan ginglll ill' " li\4 4llillt Ii ,over nig'tll.
'resident Wilxt h a, n onl e fi the fr(1 1- a J4aniilgih
or ' ill· 5i' ca se. lll. \\' i l\( l .i' 14 '1 llll lnlil. Iri ii hi ' re I ark1;4 u'
4(ll' clhief' eS l'(' i.e a, the lighd iI lIa r' in the Llin blishett reporl42
1C' his mc-,oage la c "l're,. will .ull nn \\'I) over the eye* o,
epo litical . siCll irt f1' the l al, I )) ll l1'ii l .1lse1 , I'for h is party in-1 Ihae
lThlle 4J esiden1 l's "Illt -a ll " t h il nI those hlo' Il1) the d1 t til' lal '.b
o,1' Ithe w\\or l i l 1l1ui 111 ),grel -iVe I [ il l).\.en ill i'c 4t in I li e .ii li
healances' se.uti . in the light il' hip well-kn l . att.ll dll eii .i
(oues.liuns .f'f.eetinii labor in general. If, 1e m ,erely "'111 air.'
The lie' interest bI.et l iei t ill tl i a lt'd 1b 14r'. said t 11 1r1 si
;izatio of idi uha t ll l', libi an e ll r[ p l..1,' lsiness lenlll alil i \iklt4 I;IlI' iI
"seek and sincerely a i.i Ia:rlii 1t 1 4 unl.' i l'11 t . [ [I. "n'l,\\1i[ 'd lth4 a
The )rei.oienil's lis.,\-ver\ thal lhose wh"oll d11 Ilbe dlaily lablo'
Ot ille worbl ' !,houll obtain il'ngresi\,e Unp v'4\(ellilnt in the
conlditions ol f their labor. lhe maite happ, ieii . and be served h, l -
lor by the * " " indlisll ies which their l tlbor as. iin
and tadvalcl s" is .nd Original \vills i him. in frl.. il is the basis
ot all the labor ui'e, . of 1.d' l ol mil plas liiues.
His !,lea f'or a new n)rgutlizatiiln of inidil 'ry I'for the I la, d.i -
lion f it " oa nlml i n li rl s'l)O..o be.\veeni inllstr' ilid labor is
pulirely visi.n ary il , I'ili' i1ts sii Jll a ll ) 'alii'nizatli ll or such l i
! ill thi world ili,\es nill\\ard and wilti it the el mlialld ol Illor.
Ihat eventually all ind. ..sllv shall he in a nli\.'o r,'"llization . 'i'r
th nii th I'e \v f shall lr, l'il 11 the I'i"iit'l ol the labor 111' the mlani .
\1. the .lmerican working ilen can !lace no faith in l'a'esi
(ient \W'il ion's llretensionll in bt'hall ,I' lali.l). especially ill view
(it' the fact that he has ret'l .sed to raitie his voice in behalf of
li< i\\Vli lil'ih vaunted principles o i humanity as contral ted
w,'ilh thI ,' eailitalistic nild imiilerlialisti' ants ii ' the allied I' itio
I'ealll t I ers at the l eail el'e .'iii f ' i lil¢.,e: n ld w hilte he li'e lilin 's
ii)n machine g lli, inl thal nition', attemn l In keeI l d< \i i 11ia
THE PLIGHST OF OUR TEACHERS.
I etili, s ,ihe(l [lie Uittti ii V. ient l eli r' y st l 'i ,, l ii tltel ' i l i lt
,'ilyv ,o1 Iluttlo e l'o Iwere eseldil el I ,, l he, di. I.. idl s.1hool boarl'd In-.I
tttithl, ti ayilit elltie litiy tin attet a , TItillli'll \ e ac let clitt t i. .i
,lel suI ti e i ilis ti e (' .., , l i ti ' ii ' li i.., littitle , nia i li n . 'ii
lHh tieat ihed ase lhille ti ii i- I , he ttetel'r l ltlllittit il tet ' ite enhttlll
'litt lo k i .s j l't ilss ,ble. sel ( ,,,illil in,-" le nt he1hI rs l ie a lcl
itlr- ii W it it 4t iifl t 'tit t , I' t ie l'ai 'l Iit ti lii.,l. i ld i ll ll ,
tlil.r ix tltetse tetItehi t's olty l vth e lltt'iit set t'e nt'i~- el the
tesu einteit uis iuten t le -sg n tt ote'tgant u stn.g
aId Iiii bight ~et ttc l· tucitt I tu iyistel int iel Ie iut l~iiitilt it It'i~ iii· tig
.ierea· e ill his,; os, h ln, iiri al h a .t wl .airc Ited r ecetl i ll.
It is a utal s . c.t l titui'h y ,i t lt le iti , llilttnc e at l tt iieie.tt . inil
,sly , uI' she iizees sa 'l ,ite. et al te re sti l e . is tell ht'i
ith. oI Iie a Ice tie r a itetlt tth.e l'tsal sth ittix, l it, tt .is iit
l ly to the dty-teati tt fair ta e, t t, a tl l it touc hers l tl 'lttione(
yi lth is tetssible, e
wage dhe testihe's 1 r ehilti'eit, set nit ,re Iiauth ,.he h ii'
,its i fl e ,en ees. le ithi t he Ii. ilol t t i ei ait itiuw nit. a 'ilizenib .
the y wutislei pas ill dige sl,- intjei l eil h ly rtac l nml ll liiity. Tiie
tsat sos teuichiz ii .lu sa',l ries uithout ,l iei tolle trial's.
lutl in ..ilizetishiil atiul loyally. nt'e llthe Iha i: ot \ lii hl ,,ilr mnei
ati w1491o lin ofl |tllomo lrlicv are devel+,ledl.
t.'oniequenttly. il beh,,mes is lt, liavet ,,nl ablihd'eiro llug'ht
otly hy tlhose lea<.ler' \\hi, lhave (If nistlie.. recet+ivi(d tihe
pi n .q tr gr ua',i ld work or Itrainiiiii f'r thttir, ot.duious ;iiil. it tmii ht
he+ suil, uA n,,st lhanikle,-s tnl k...
L~et u.+s t.,,siler, the maitlel' I',o at minuiltt. Ill urter la ie
< ,nie~t a eally qutalit'ie, teaithet l. tralin~iii iln lh+, I,\tlowe ' ge des
lind ini high ..chool in,, ,,lly i.. !'eql ired. lbtt alshlili+t~io l tratiniiig
in normal s..hools and. ini sa+le itnstal.e.. .., c llegt,:- and unli
\ersities-. is ntecessary. Th'len. e\'tel af'ler' Ile ..s th, it elltel's
into the an.tive workl, of let 'lciing, conlstabit sttidy is iitcessariy
a,:d frlequentlly lthe sUlplosedlly enijiYable \vl.an ioiis gra' ntlled the
leacher' beltweein sc.h,,ol term.. is int reality a lperiotl ol hai'd.
,ri'irdinlg. iiitensive sltudy.
.\ll of this edluation aiiul lprelplaraion c.,sls the lprsle,'tive
,,r presnentl teacher' mtiiey lhIb nitmst beine tle ott o his oi' her"
watge. in addition to the u.-;an expetises of' living and the uin
iisual expernses f'r e],lthinlg, fr,, le it kl, wn.ivt a slhaibily
dtr,+ssed sch-l, teacher' wouldl be its uniusuatl at sighl as ta .ils
li, e o1' tie l'eder'al siupreeni. c ut.t' in ovxeiralls,.
The wormeh pay.. highly specialized e'xper'ts ii, all lines, but
thtll ol' tetaching high salharies without ,luestion, Indlustriatl
experts, of course,. are necessary and tile salaries paid therl
because of their speeialized labilities are problilly just; but at
the lbasis of all slpeciallizati.i t ests the speci;alization of the
teacher. l'ort it is roni the school teacher in tie primary and
grade schools tlhat these w\\i late' become the Ii ghll\y paid ex
elrts in Il.isiness andi industryll' , in diploma'y and politicis, or
what not. receiv'e the basis of their training. Trl'uly on the
shoulders of tie scho'lot l leatlers rests the ci ilizatlion of the
In spite itof' this. elippingls iat hand from a irecent issue of a
large New Yotlk daily's help \\anted page britas to light ill ad
joitinig coluinis one alverl'iseitnel t o a i ilahel' specialized
in ll Iilll nl alli'-. I l olli g'y ianlll several ,tihler' ilntrieate
bratit'lhes aI it s'tlatiy ii ý 5 per Imo tth. il fine 'fotr a nIegro
ar'ber atl $S:3t per week. Ini spile of this. ith' schotiol teaclcers
of' liltte are for'c'l 1i preent ptlitionls to illir scho(llotl hoard
piaying I't' . Just a lil ie m tre wages in ldl'er to make both
ends meet. andl in spitle o' this Superintendent \lahlleok. whose
nlllin ditlies ais nll eu'illnlr se'lll to be inll 'riantlilg Ihinisell'
to draw' his largely increasedl salary check inl ill faniliatrizing
liillselI' \Vill Iit ' t lih lll's Io tle legionll (of sl ,'l'\iS)' is llli ild as
sistait s l'uperinte dent'ils \li.- really lierf'olrnt the dutties lot'
which the I;txpayel, r; r'eliinil('rate l Iti obljet I(.l lpayilng his
slbor.i'diint, l tei lle'rs. noit wh'liat they are' really \i\ rlth. blut what
they natinally need lit keep t.ily anl soul togtl!her.
It is high limlle Ilie panill'tllls of our''11chool c01 llill'ell tke a hand
in thne muiller atol see that the lei.ers of thleir young ionlies are
paid l'air wages. eveni it' il is uiecessar'y to dispel'e with Super'
inteiln ent lMailhli k ainl s iie of his as.sislitll- ii iay the bill.
SOLVING THE PRESS PROBLEM.
Tile iorganiilizeld f'sir lies iland wo\ rkers ha\e at last 'tullil Ithe
so, tlion o'l I he contrt llel Ipri s t'roblen . In the oldl days ithe
t'ret'.ir' i lim)ovel lints used It depedI l on spec.) ial papiltels oI' the olle
ide ki il ali n al i g eiat exteitl 'irner' ai il labor otgal' iiizatliotls
still have this one-ideil tpress. The r'esull iii' this kiidl ol press,
if' tcourse. is to lavei the people still idee iipeulent ion the ihotstile.
couilirled tress for ithe genera.l ig new iutside o' any ol'
ginizatioti. atul they tIhus adl li sliupport the ipress which \\was
Iockig ltheir' iiovelelint
But tiw I lhe Nonpairtisani letague I'armllet's anii th ie x'wor'kers
iIu ,ill' cities as Seattle. New York. atle hiltling the contro'i lled
iIpress \iere hlliling cenIats. They are either l uiiyii'g lull
servi'e papeles outright ori vigorously supporting locl inle
iirleint edlitor i's. Il adlition to nearly illl lort( weeklies.
which give lil altteilin to locait I l niews aiili su in aies i' I ihe
news oll the week. the Noutartisin league ftrmer' ito two
tloiuurishiig dtailies. lie IitFargo C'u. it'ier-News aidl thie 'rlialindl
lForks .\ierica'ii. ianid lel'ore the niext cttps ate linrvested then'
will be a hiea\' \,'uorker-owned ulaily ipress ill the Twin (ities.
with anoiliither lpri'iiised I l it, (Ii ici tgo. tMalty Ithli lust alts .ie'
thus f'reed entirely I'lrom giving any support to the hostile press.
Thie nie\ \"'il't lerl \weeklies arie. firsit iof all. goodi ltocal paitper's.
Il this resped Ihe'y are eveni siuperiol to the generaiil u'ti iof
loctaIl w'eeklies xwhich reialtly have imore moiiney wi Illit which Ito
get out a plaper. They carrly l'ocail news of stpecial interest lito
the ' mel'lers, whicih the controii 'lled Ipatiper \iil ca li lii rraty. tili
thiey give llitheir' renlders real edlitorial iiinlert'etle ion of it -
i'enit al'I'airs rathier thlian the slinilpatl edlitoriali pil''le.
Truly. it is ia great thliiing lto have at lastl hit iti all e r'l'e'tiv'e
iiiil evildently the lly meanis it' killinig the influenci' e iof' the
tprless hostile lit Ilhe w'ell'fare iof' the pteople--. the ililelpelllit
f'u! I-selrvice lpress.
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NOTE-People are invited to use these columns as a medium of
publicity upon the questions of the day-anything that is for the
good of humanity. .Your copy must be legible and upon one side of
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,MOTHEItRS OF AMEIIICA, AwV : E
Mothers, wives, sisters of labor
men awake! Danger is upon us. Our
ideal of di mocracy is about to be cru
The .picture show theaterl are I
ing mnade the centers to instill the
poison of militarism into our Iblooit.
When the picture shows first Began
they were looked upon as places for
laboring people to go for entertain
ment. Thiose of the people who hal
more mnone" cliose not ti go tl 1r.
Soon all that began to chang-.-- r cih
anid poor rubbed ::hou:ders ill ti::.
picture show houses. Our preachers.
as usual condemned the "terribl
evil." But nothing could ,top ti;.,
flow of intere:t land curiosity thali;
carried everyone to tliese theat ert..
Thus the picture :how business was
soon in the hands of big interests
who grasped the opportunity to make
not only money, hit to dicrct theI
minds (if thie onloi.okers aliong ccr:aiic
lines; of ilhought.
When the war in Europe broke itl
on the world thle picture films took
on an atmlosphere of the horrors of
war with the quick rescue of inljurec
women and children by gallalt sot
diers. These pictures, in turn, wel e
replaced, gradually. by others of lkli
inlport, but with the added glory
trappings and subtle appeal to the nr'
tistic in mil:tarisml. The powecr Of
an organized and splendidly equipitpecd
ariy in its beautifully portrayec,
imovements was clearly outlined in
the pictures thrown upon the screen,.
If any horrors were shown they weo'
always in t!e enemy's warfare.
where. of course, they nlust necescar
ily be confined.
Have you soeen the picture of the
new "electric gun?" lJust ask youlr
selves one question: Is that device ,i
the devil going to slaughter our ownii
men, too, so me day; bring destruce
tion to our properly, our houties, out
loved ones; if not to us to our chii
dren half a generation hence?
It was said Kruplp and the kaise.
had the war machinery to conquer
the world. As we sit in the picture
:shovws do we see the millions of dead
faces staring up at us from the bat
tlefitlds, where the omen of all ina
tions anld all races suffered the agon
ics of the damned, that they Ilight b.i
freed froml the iron claws of mili
tarism? I)o we see the crippled Ioy:
conting holtme to heartbreaking' distp
pointnments? Do we see the children.
blorn feeble inl mind and body, be
caluse of the imotional terror, lihe
anxiety, the misery through whictl
their fathers and mothers had to sub
m't duiring tile wild havoc of mill
Mothers! Mothers! Awake to the
smiie destructive force fastening iti
invisible iron-claws into the very
heart of this nation at this very mo
mont. These "devil guins" conisumn
the flesh and blood of the men of
our country its well as the flesh andi
blood of all other countries.
Awake! This is our day to ariit
Who pays for these pIicture films?
What is the motive behind all this
artistically set advertising? Who is
tile real transgressor in wari? In
other words, who pays the freight
to educate us to the idea that nlili
tarism is the only and trut relief
fromn slavery anti oppression; the
only method to train our boys into
sturdy and patrioiicc: anhood? And
we answer, the war-profiteer. The
profiteer on the throne, the profiteer
in munitions. the profiteer in food,
the profiteer in the bodies iof our
daugliters, the profiteer in the gold
dripping with the blood of our boys
on the battlefieltls, the profileer who
gathers the slieckles in the name of
religion or brotherhood, the profiteer
who keeps our eyes on the flag while
lie rifles our pocrkets in a-taricious
greed. 'These, all these and the
blood-licking newswiliters stand firm
ly together to i-ake the picture-show
mnilitarisii the one ideal toward
which they desire to subtly turn our
niinlds and our hearts. It is in
famous---it is cruel---it is devilish.
0. mothers of the nations, awake!
We' a,'e told that oulr boys fought
and died for demnocracy. Do we
ever see democracy depicted on onu
of these screens? Why is not mnili
tarisin shown to be the monster
against whic:h the boys fought and
died? Are our filins telling us of
I this on iistoler?
IMothers, awaken. Our boys died.
and the boys of the Imothers across
the seas died for the great dynamic
principile of demnocracy-----"'a govern
mnent of tile pt'ople. for the people,
by the people," in the words of our
itmnortal Lincoln. But we will lose
this great opportunity the nations of
the world have died to win if the
niothers of this nat;ion do not arise
and demand, with the men. that de
ilocracy be established. That self
dcterminaiiion of s:itall nations anlld
the league of nations ibe mnade one
for democracy and peace. This ideal
of the laboring people, of the deep
est thinkers, of the men and wonmen
who love hlintmanitt. of the na
tions of the earth struggling
againslt mammonemt and his greedy
spawn, is about to be crucified if
the mnothers, tle sisters, the wives
do not arise inl their might and
power and stand shoulder to shoulder
with thelir men in this demand for
freedom. justice. brotherhood. *
Do we want a standing army in
this coullntry'? Do we want the mu
nition plants run at full blast? Do
we want the '~devilrguns" manufac
tlrted to ltear out the vitals of our
Who stanlds behind this great
movement to educate the people by
the picture shows? What is the Na
tional Scutnity league. by whom is
it supiiported. The newspapers of
this country have in the past told
us--the great munition-makers in
this country. One of these is
Carnegie, the billionaire steel manut
facturer, ansd it is reported in the
press that thei ('arnegie foundation
(a new form it tirust) with its
$150,000,000, is a supporter of the
National Security league, the great
copper head and zinc corporations,
ship-building corporations, the meat
pakers' combine and all other
proLfteering combines and corpor
ations contribute millions of dollars
not only to the National Security
league, but to its subsidiary state
Did anyone in this country ever
hear tell of these working for any
thing but the filling of their coffers
with the "almighty dollar?" The
National Security league is a menace
to the well-being of this nation under
the camouflage of patriotism.
Mothers, mothers, investigate,
educate, agitate for self-determina
tion for the league of nations--fol'
denmocracy, if we fail now God alone
knows how terrible the future will
be for the hunman race.
It is apparent that Bate pcoiple do
not go into the affairs of the city and
county government with the feeling
of inten.' interest that they hav,:
for their own personal affairs, yet as
a Ititter of fact, the city and county
government is indirectly as much to
thetll as is ally otne of thaeir pIersonal
Every taxpayer is entitled to an
undivided interest in tlthe mannr ill
which the governnlenlt, city or coun
ty, is conducted, antd especially in the
distribution of the funds. His or her
yearly taxes are apportioned to I lh
different funds each month in the up
ikeep and support of the county an U
,ity, anid it nmates a titaterial .lliffet -
enee to one paying a high rate of ta.
ation, beside the repair and upkecl
of his or her property, whether the
funds are used discrimninat ely to fur
titer the interest and standing of Ithe
county and city, a.nd put them on roce
ord as proslperous, or whether th,,
funds are deplleted by extra\iagant of
fice holders and the name of the cliy
put on thet' Iad account side of thy
ledger- which ultimately mall:n the
depreciation of property. Yet it is a
rare thing to see or hear of a taxpa -
er visiting the county or city officc
to inspect the books or check up the
accounts of the dirfcrent officials antid
employes, jlthough the constitutioi,
stands firmly for the use of th'es:'
public dloctuments by cvery citizee
especially ia taxuPayer. The countt.
officials and iemptloyes are in thle iem
ploy of the taxpayers, and it is as
Iobligatory on the part of the tax
payers to check ilup on their servants.
as it would be for a dlepartlitnt storrt
owner to check up on his different
detlartments. It is not necessary,
however, to ma;tke daily or mnonthl
checks. B:t at intervals, it undoubtl
edly is necessary for this to be dlone.
Complltare the cost of horse hire I::
or 15 years ago with the cost of auto
miobiles and gasoline for th(t county
and city today. You will gasp withll
If there is no Iiw that can he .nue
to prevent the presence of little girls
on the t ;trc't selling lie l'rs. one
should be framced at once by city au
thoritio;. It. is bad enotugh to hate
the small ]'ogys exposed to the morc
and phylyical dangers of street selling.
but when little girls are allowed to
lose their nlatural modesty and sweet
nIes, to be exposed to the co(l sr jestS
anld general street talk, to accqure
Ihat bold and impludent manner tlhit
is so well knownl to the teachers of
the public schools from the boy
newsie, it is a disgrace to the cosl
itunity to permit it.
Sinre it is after school hours 1 do
not see how the difficulty can be coil
trolled by the school aulhorities, but
sulely something should be done.
W\e have all read so many tale"
about the poor newsboy who became
a millionaire, anti there may be soime
who have accomplished the feat. blul
we read very little about the boy;
who h.ave been taught all the moI'
vicious habits. all the most proftin.
andl indecent language, and the low.
elt if ideals by their constant lartes
ohuce onl tlhe streets. If the iinmates
of the various industrial schools, re
form schools and othelr places of cor
rection were studlied I believe a larg
or percentage would be found to be
recruited froml the boys of ithe
Call you start socmcething?
Press, Speeches, Magazines, Theaters and Books in
Gotham All Strive to Create the Impression That the
United States Is Part of the British Empire-Oppor
tunities for Women Are Many.
(Special Correspondence to Iulletin ;
Brooklyn, N. Y.. May 14.- My go\ -
ernment work drifted on in the head
less fashion that most governmcedt
activities specialize in, except per
haps in the case of the high heads,
with watrnings being thrown out ev
ery day that we were .to close inm
meadiately if not sooner. 1 did not
want to be left high and dry, and i.
the middle of the year there woull
be no opportunities for teaching. So
I began to contemplate looking for a
position in the business world. either
where I could use my Spanish, or
just plain American.
Salaries are awfully low save in
the cases where you can offer long
experience cr have a pull with the
onesident of the company. My expe
rience in job hunting convinced me
that while once you got in. no post
tion required more than average in
telligence and a Catholic sense of
[ With the Editors
The suicide of Salmon Brown in
Portland last Saturday calls anew the
career of his illustrious father, John
Brown. who was hanged for .trying
forcibly to free the slaves. Practical
ly the whole nation is now unani
mous in the worship of John Brown's
memory, yet lie was unwilling to
gain his ends by the slower means
of peaceful agitation. Technically,
he was guilty of a criiie, and he paid
the price with his life. Yet only a
few years later a million men of the
north gave their lives, legally off
course, for the accomplishment of
I the same object; and the army of' the
north legally took the lives of about
a million men of the south. It can
not be said that John Brown died in
vain. While loath to admit that he
acted wisely, we cannot deny that his
acts forcibly brought to the atten
tion the hideous institution of human
slavery which was permitted in the
nation. But for his activity the north
might not have been aroused, .and
might have lost the struggle.
The pages of history are filled with
stories of men like John Brown who
led the reform thought of their time
and were imprisoned or killed for
advocating a principle which later
was recognized and indorsed by the,
world. From the time of Christ until
today men 'have paid dearly for their
devotion to the cause of righteous
ness and liberty.
This age, like all others, has pro
duced its martyrs who will go down
in history. while their persecutors
will be forgotten, or will be remem
bered only with scorn. But in all
these ages the persecutors have been
in the majority, and have at least
had the support of silence from the
masses. It is easy to go along with
the crowd but takes a real man to
stand up and be counted with a small
minority when he knows lie will
never receive a material reward while
living.-- Oregon Press.
Mayor Thompson of Chicago al
lowed the I. W. W. convention to
meet without molestation. This act
created respect for the democracy
of Chicago's city government and left
the I. W. W.'s nothing to rave about
as to persecutions, abridgmenl of
right of free assemblage, etc. Riots
were avoided and no damage done
to anyone or anything. Mayor Hoan
of Milwaukee now refuses to inter
feote with an . W. W. meeting in that
city today--Saturday, stating Iliat
"persecution creates radicalism of the
wirst kind and I do not want to in
crease the strength of the I. W. W.
in Milwaukee. I don't believe it my
duty to set aside the constitution.
We have the police department and
the department of justice to see that
there is no disorder, and to apprie
ihelltl anyone whose reimarkl s are dis
loyal or illegal." It really looks like
a return to sanity and commion sense
in this country, despite the hot-head
edness of fanatics at both extremes.
--Yakima Valley Farmer.
T'rh investigation of the murder
of Itosa Luxemburg and Karl Lieb
knecht is verifying the view held by
The Call at the time these revolution
ary socialists smet their death. First
Lieutenant Vogel, suspected of firing
the shot that killed Rosa Luxemburg,
has admitted that he gave a false
account of what occurred to avoid
discrediting the military authorities.
The officer who is charged with hav
ing shot Liebknecht in the back ad
mits that his victim was fired upon
at a distance of six or seven paces,
?laiming that Liebknecht was run
ning away at the time. A chamber
maid swears that she heard this of
ficer at the hotel tell the crowd albout
Liebknecht's automobile to "hit thiat
swine," adding later: "l)on't let that
iman reach the jail alive."
What halppened resembles what
was known as the "law of la feuga"
under the regimne of the hated D)iaz
of Mexico. Undesirables whose death
was sought were ordered to run and
then were shot for "trying to escape."
It is now known that this is what
happened to Madero and Juarez at
the hands of the usurper, Huerta.
This is the blackest deed traced to
the door of the "socialist" govern
ment of Germany. It is one of many
that has alienated the sympathy
which this government might have
secured fromn socialists in other coun
tries when the terms of the Paris
treaty became known. A working
agreement with the officers of the
military caste was only one of nmany
incidents beginning with tile supllortf
of the kaiser's government that led
the once powerful social democracy
into its present ilighlt. This saime
gang of militarists. oncu they feel it
safe to do so, will turn against those
whlo have nursed them and Iused
them. A military coup d'etat always
is a possibility in German, if presentt
arrangeiments continue, and it would
be a grim piece of irony if the Ehert
government fell by the same hands
that slew Liebknecht and Rosa Lux
emburg.--New York Call.
devotion to duty, you had to furnish
qualification after qualification to
get in. College degree, expert typist
and stenographer. languages, expert
ence. etc. With this and without pull
one might hope to get more than $18
per. I was surprised to find out ho,
little knowledge or common sen:..
were really required. I am talking
only of positions for women. The
only executive positions I saw worn
en hold were office managers, anl
who wants that job? Private secre
taries are, of course, well paid. if you
strike it lucky, but I was looking
around in ordinary business houses,
export firms or banks. Hundreds of
positions under $18 a week. One e.
port house wanted a Spanish and
French typist and would only give
$15 a week. Anyone who could live
on $15 a week, it seems to me, couit!
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