1776--King George--- King Coin--1919
"Turn Backward, Turn Backward, On Time in Thy Flight"
High officials of the American
Federation of Labor seem to think
a strike to free the courts of class
rule would be something new in
America. They are mistaken.
The first strike of this nature took
place on July 4th, 1776. It was called
It was a strike against plutocracy.
Under this plutocracy the common
man had no rights, no freedom, no
safety. To him the courts were not
a protection, but a" menace. The
courts were weapons of robbery and
oppression in the hands of the plu
So, on July 4th, 1776, a strike was
begun to make the country safe for
all of the people.
A proclamation called the Decla
ration of Independence was issued
at the outset of the strike. It con
tained a list of offenses charged to
the head of the plutocracy, King
George. In that list we find these:
"He has forbidden his governors
to pass laws of immediate and press
"'He has obstructed the administra
tion of justice."
"He has made judges dependent
upon his will alone."
The declaration pointed out also
that the king had given his assent to
"For depriving us in many cases
of the benefit of trial by jury."
The most despised persons in
'America at that time were the tories.
They were opposed. to the strike for
equality before the law. They were
content to have judges remain de
pendent upon the will of the king,
content to have justice obstructed,
content to see men denied a fair trial
by jury. The tories had made peace
with tyranny. They were with the
king and therefore against the peo
In spite of the tories, however, the
king was defeated. Equality and
liberty were established in America
and endured for a long time.
But gradually a new plutocracy
grew up to antagonize liberty and
equality before the law. It was a
plutocracy of Coin, a plutocracy of
Oil, Steel, Coal, Beef, Wool, Wheat.
This plutocracy captured courts,
high and low. Year by year it be
came increasingly difficult for the
common man to get a square deal.
The things for which the men of '76
fought and bled were trampled under
the feet of a new king.
King Coin is in control of the ma
chinery of the law in America to
During the past twqnty years the
power of King Coin to handle the
courts has been shown repeatedly in
GOSrtSIP = News
GOSSIP L NOTES
Yesterday's Games. no
NATIONAL LEAGUE. ho
Score R. H. E. ou
St. Louis ........................ I 2 1 hii
New York ...................... 5 9 3 rit
Batteries-Goodwin and Clemnons; sti
Causey and McCarty. Ju
Score R. It. E. ca
Pittsburg ... ................. 0 at'
Brooklyn . 5 8 3 ri
Batteries--Hamilton, Evans n!1 ar
Sweeney; Smith and Krueger.
Score R. H. E.
Washington .................. 5 8 0 at
Chicago ....................... 6 13: 1 da
Batteries--Shaw, Ayers, Craft. cil
Johnson and Picinich; Lowdermilk, ba
Kerr, Danforth and Schalk. nt
Score It. H. E. Il
Boston ............................ 2 11 2 cli
Cleveland ................ 3 8 0 th
Batteries ---- Mays and Williams; W
Baghy and O'Neill.
Score R. H. E. f
New York ............... 5 1 0 3p
St. Louis ........................6 7 :
Batteries-Mogridge, Nelson, Rus
sell and Ruel; Shocker and Mayer. y
Score It. H. E. h
Philadelphia .................. 2 6 2 B
Detroit ................. ...... 3 7 d
Batteries---Rogers and McAvoy; t(
Dauss. and Ainsmith. b
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION. d
Kansas City, 5; St. Paul, 6. 1)
Milwaukee, 4; Minneapolis, 5. "
Toledo, 0-2; Indianapolis, 4-9.
Columbus, 4-4; Louisville, 3-0. c
COAST LEAGUE RESULTS.
San Francisco, 5-3; Portland, 1-5.
Los Angeles, 3-5; Seattle, 2-1. }
Salt Lake. 8; Oakland, 5.
Sacramento, 1; Vernon, 2.
Outfielder Elmer Miller is batting
in the cleanup position for Mike Kel
ly's St. Paul club.
The Yankees' pitchers are giving
a very good account of themselves,
but the sluggers of the club are very
backward in their work.
Joe Jackson, Tommy Griffith and
Cy Williams were the first major
league players to make 20 hits this
George Tyler recently rejoined the
Chicago Cubs after a ten-day layoff,
which he took to recuperate from
a supposed'attack of neuritis. Early
in May Tyler was forced to retire
from a game which he had started
against the Pirates because of severe
pains in his right side. He was ex
amined by a physician, who diag
our coal, copper, iron and textile
centers to the sorrow of the working
In the case of Tom Mooney, the
climax of audacious disregard for an
pearances was reached. This work
ing man, the ,on of a coal miner,
aroused the wrath of King Coin by
demanding shorter hours and more
pay for the toilers of his locality.
As King George was for hanging
those who disputed his right to
plunder and oppress, so King Coin
seized Tom Mooney and marked him
for depth on the gallows.
Mooney was charged with a crime
the King and his henchmen knew
he was innocent of. They pretended
to try him for this crime.
But in reality lihe was tried for an
offense against King Coin. Ile was
tried because he questioned the
King's right to plunder and oppress
It was a mock trial. A corporation
tool was the prosecutor. Barefaced
fraud and brazen perjury were used.
Mooney was sentenced to die.
Public clamor frightened King
Coin and saved Mooney's life.
An anti-labor governor rescinded
the death sentence, but he con
demned the innocent man to life im
The fraud committed against
Mooney was acknowledged and de
nounced by a commission represent
ing the president of the United
States. But the higher courts with
evidence of these frauds before them
ruled that no relief could be given.
Because the law as the learned
judges interpreted it could not rec
ognize evidence of perjury brought
to light after conviction.
The perjurer must he caught dur
ing the trial. To catch him after is
The people of California thought
this a very bad law. They wanted a
better one. At the recent session of
the legislature, organized labor asked
for the passage of a law that would
enable a trial judge to consider evi
dence of fraud found after trial.
The legislature, ruled by an anti
labor governor, spurned this request
for a law "of immediate and press
And King Coin sat back on his
throne and laughed till his fat sides
The second American strike to free
the courts of plutocratic rulers is
dated to take place July 4, 1919, the
auniversary of the first strike.
Oh, how similiar are our griev
naces to those laid down by the strik
ers of '76? What the men of old said
against King George, we of today
may well repeat against King Coin.
He has deprived us in many cases
of fair trial by jury.
He has forbidden his governors to
nosed his ailment as neuritis, where
upon Tyler applied to Fred Mitchell
for leave of absence to go to his N
home in Boston for treatment by his B
own physician. His doctor looked
him over carefully and said: "Neu
ritis? Nonsense! Been eating many
strawberries lately? I thought so.
Just cut them out for a while and you
won't feel that pain any more. You B
can go back to your team immedi- S1
ately." So Tyler went back and got
right on the job, but strawberries
are off the list.
* * C
Middleweight ('hampionship Was Es- C
tablished 55 Years Ago. N
Bouts between middleweights B
attracted some attention in the early
days of American pugilism, the prin
cipal interest centered in the com
bats of the heavyweights and it was
not until 1864 that a movement was
started to establish a recognized
middleweight class, and to arrange
championship battles between men of S
this weight. Several of the boxers I
who fought for the heavyweight ti- A
tle in the early days were middle- C
weights. Yankee Sullivan, who L
fought for the heavyweight chain
pionship against Tom Hyer, the first A
American heavyweight title-holder, '
in 1849, weighed only 152 pounds,
while Hyer was a giant, standing six
feet two. In 1853 Sullivan fought
John Morrissey for the big title, and
had the best of it, but lost on a foul.
By 1864 there were many good mid
dleweights, and just 55 years ago
today the first series of elimination
bouts was held to decide the title.
By 1867 Tom Chandler had clearly
demonstrated his superiority, and he
became the first generally recognized
middleweight champion. He held the
title only about a year, and was suc
ceeded by George Rooke, who held
on to the honor from 1868 to 1874.
In the latter year Mike Donovan,
long instructor of boxing at the New
York A. C., annexed the title. Mike
began fighting in 1866, after having
fought as a soldier in Civilwar. He
held the middleweight title until
1882, when he retired undefeated to
take the job he held until his death
a few years ago. Several claimants
cane forward for the vacated title,
3 and in 1886 "Nonpareil" Jack Demp
sey of Brooklyn, a native of Ireland,
and Jack Fogarty of Philadelphia,
fought for the American champion
ship, with two-ounce gloves, under
Queensberry rules. Dempsey knock
ed Fogarty out in the 27th round,
and held the title until 1889. when
' he was knocked out by "Marine"
George La Blanche, a French-Cana
dian. Other famous holders of the
title were Bob Fitzsimmons, Kid Mc
d Coy and Stanley Ketchel.
is McCoy-O'Brien Battle.
Kid McCoy defeated Dick O'Brien
le in ten rounds at New York on this
f, date in 1887. O'Brien, a Boston
ln fighter, weighed 163 pounds, while
ly the Hoosier, who had just returned
re from South Africa, where he had
;d whipped Billy Doherty, weighed 156
re pounds. O'Brien was a rough-and
x- tumble, hard-hitting slugger,, while
g- McCoy was even then the cleverest
pass laws of immediiate and pressing
importance to the preservation of
justice and the safety of t:ie inno
He has obstructed the administra
tion of justice by Coercion. bribery
and paid newspaper propaganda.
He has made high judges, public
prosecutors and police officials de
pendent upon his will alone.
In this crisis we have our tories,
too. We have men who are opposed
to the strike for equality and liberty.
We have men who are content to see
the right of fair trial by jury denied.
We lyave men who have apparently
made peace with tyranny. We have
men who are apologists for rascal
ity. We have men who are lnot with
the working people. They are on
the side of the king. They are trai
tors to the sacred principles in which
this natioh had its birth.
They are the tories of 1919.
And it is surprising to find among
High officials of the American
Federation of Labor.
These gentlemen from their arm
chairs and mahogany offices in the
big cities are saying that the 4th of
July strike for equality before the
law will be illegal and revolutionary.
They are right.
It will be as illegal and revolu
tionary as the strike of July 4th,
And just as necessary to the future
well-being of this nation.
This is to be a strike to make the
nation safe for the common lnan.
a strike for justice, a strike to win
back from the hands of G(reed the
things for which the men of '76
High officials of the American
Federation of Labor may not he on
the side of the people on July 4th,
But the spirits of the men of '76,
from Washington down, will rise
from the graves and stand shoulder
to shoulder with the men of 1919
in this new battle for equality and
Tory support did not save King
George from defeat in the old day.
Nor will the support of our mod
ern tories prevent the workers from
defeating King Coin in 1919.
High officials of the American
Federation of Labor have hailed
Woodrow Wilson as the wisest and
most just statesman in the world
Therefore we will close by ad
dressing to the tories of 1919 this
sentence from Woodrow Wilson's
book. "The New Freedom:"
"We have forgotten the very prin
ciples of our origin, if we have for
gotten how to object, how to resist,
how to agitate, how to pull down and
build up, even to the extent of rev
man in the ring. A couple of years
before the Bostonian had held the
Kid a draw in 25 rounds but this
time McCoy turned the bout into a
joke. He danced around O'Brien,
landing almost at will, and Dick was
being chopped into bits when the ref
eree stopped the slaughter in the
STANDING OF CLUBS.
Won. Lost. Pet.
Now York ..............16 6 .727
Brooklyn ..............15 7 .682
Philadelphia ..........10 9 .625
Cincinnati ..............15 9 .526
Pittsburg ............11 13 .458
Chicago .................. 1 13 .458
Boston .................. 5 14 .263
St. Louis ................ 6 18 .250
Won. Lost. 'ct.
Chicago ................1:) 7 .7;1
Cleveland .............. 16 8 .667
New York ............11 8 .579
St. Louis ................12 11 .522
Boston .................. 12 .4 29
Detroit .............. 10 14 .417
Washington .......... 8 13 .81
Philadelphia .......... 4 16 .200
Won. Lost. Pet.
St. Paul ................17 9 .654
Indianapolis ..........13 9 .64(
Minneapolis ..........14 10 .583
Columbus ..............1 1 i) .524
Louisville ..............12 12 .500
Kansas City ..........13 13 .500
Milwaukee ..............8 19 .296
Toledo ................ 5 14 .263
Won. Lost. Pct.
Los Angeles ..........33 15 .6 8
San Francisco ........28 21 .57I
Oakland .............. 24 20 .545
Vernon .................22 21 .512
Sacramento ..........22 22 .500
Salt Lake ..............21 22 .488
Seattle ....................15 28 .249
1 Portland ................14 30 .318
ALEX WANTS PROPERTY
DEEDED TO JOSIE BACK
o Says He Turned Title to Her
s in Belief It Meant Her
Promise to Marry Him.
. Brings Suit.
'r Alexander Owitotk deede all he
k- owned, a four-room frame house and
d, a couple of cabins at 726 North
n Wyoming street, to Josie on May 1,
a- Why? Because Joslie promised to
ae marry him, he says. Josie did marry
c- all right, but she married Peter
,This disappointdd Alex. Now Alex
has broughl suit to get his property
back. He claims that by reason of
cn ignorance of the English language he
Is was fooled into thinking an ordinary
en conveyance of property conveyed also
le Josie's pledge to wed. Whether
ed Josie was wise doesn't appear, but
ad her marriage to Peter Kisley plainly
56 appears upon the records. And Alex,
id at least, is skeptical.
'ft -THINK N INT ITEREST-SAVE
RACHEL M'MILLAN BABY CAMP IN ENGLAND
One of the featur. :t this big English nlurserly camp Is the outt-of-door.s
sleteping qu:rtcrs for the chihhlren. Every day that weather pertits the
chitlren take this healtlhy wy of getting their afternoon nap.
'Though Jailed, He Speaks'
Debs' Daily Message From Moundsville Prison
(From th( NIEW. YORK ('ALL.)
in the society of the Ilfuiture will be
the same. Instead of Iliing to fight
ach other like animals. as \'e do to
d;ly. aind seeking to glorify lh' brute
struggle for existence - of which:l
'very civilized human being ought to
1)b asrhamedl-- -instead of this, our mIa
tetrial interests are going to he niut
ual. We are going to jointlly own
tllese tiunumammotth maelhines. and we
are going to operate them asi join(
Iartners, and we are going to divide
all thll products among ourstl\ves.
"\\Ve are not going to senld ouir str
Ilus to the Goulds and Vanderblilts
of Now York. We are not going to
pile up a billion of dollars in Johll D.
oiekefeller's handls---a vast lpyramid
from the heights of which lie can
look downll willi scorn ald (onl'iitempt
upon the 'commiiiion herd.' John i).
Riockiefeller's greal fortunle is built
uiponi your ignorance. VlWhen you linow
enouugh to know what your intere:;t
is you will support the great party
that is orgatnized upon ithe principle
of eollective owne'rship of tihe means
of life. This party will sweep into
power upuon the issue of emlllancipa
tion, jtust as republicanisml swept in
to power upon the abolition question
over half a century ago.
"In the meantime, don't have any
fear of us socialists. MAany of you
- Is the Workingman's Paper
The work of making this paper
successful depends not so much
on the management as it does
upon the efforts of its supporters.
The Workers should encourage
the merchant whose advertise
ment is found in the columns
of the Bulletin by giving him a
liberal patronage. It requires
some nerve these days of Iron Heel sup
pression to stand up and be counted. All
lovers of liberty and a square deal must
he It Is Up To You,Mr. Worker
have been taught. to look upon its as
very dangerous people. It is amazl
ing to what extent this proejudice has
slruclk root. The capitalist press
will tell you a good many evil things
that we socialists are going to do
that we never intend to do. They
will tell you we are going to break
upl the home. C reat hleavent! What
aboutt the hoimes of those that are
looking for work today? Hlow about
the thousands and thousands of nmis
erable houses in New York and every
great city where humanity festers?
It would be a good thing if they were
torn down and obliterated complete
ly, for they are not fit for human
habitation. No, we are not going to
destroy lthe ho( eon, but we are going
to mIIake flhe homite possible for the
first time inl history."
In llnswer and cross c'omplaint to
the wife's plea for a divo ren deleoree,
Richard Angore has asked that the
(court award ]the decroee to himn in
st(ead of to his wife. In his allega
tions Angore claims that: his wife
had quit him at least five limes
without his consent and asserts she
was continually naggillg hilnl 1(e
cause he refused (and failed to take
her to pubiulc dances.
STHE VOICE OF ENGLISH LABOR
(From the LONDON )AILY HERALD. April 21)
"'The number o; men and womeno
captured * * * or arrested dur
ing the first weeks of May amounted
to 90,000. Of these, between 15,
000 and 20,0100 were shot out of
hand without any form of trial.
"Over 200 women were taken out
early one mnorning in the second week
of May * * * and mown down
in a bunch with machine gunlls. * * *
There remained at the beginning of
June about 74,000 male and female
"These were confined throughout
the sunlnler and autunn ill prison
c.anlps, where they were subjected to
a regim1e of almost incredible barbar
Thousands Starved to Death.
"Thousandll were starved to death
in the literal sense of the word. In
:,le( camp alone, out of about 7,500
tprisonors, all adults under 50 years
of age, 2,S51, died in four months,
only aboullt 10 per cent of these
1ldeaths being attributable to disease.
Alltogeth er the total number of pris
oners who died between June and Oc
tolber from (Iactual starvation cannot
have been less than 13,000."
No, the foregoing is not an accoullt
of Bolshlvik barbarities. It is an ex
tract from an11 article appearing ill
"The New Statesman." and relates
to the "white" terror in Finland.
Indeed, judging by the story given
to the1 world by this writer, and by
Special Service Article
Operating At a lIoss.
lorm(er secretary of the treasury,
W\'. G. McAdoo, speaking at a din
n1r given by the Chile and Northern
News association, to the Chilean
f'iI;.'n, ial commission, urged that the
Ill. " (ates shoulld increase its
ship'io ''acilities to South America.
Mr.N, l hoo insisted that, if necessa
ry, tro.,i with Chile should be car
riod on at a loss ill order to put it
on a firm foundation. Said he, "It
is advisable and ilecessary to make
iuse of the governnlent ships for this
Ipurpose, even if at a loss. until coul
llerce can be established on a stable
basis and lineh 1( made self-support
iig."- N. Y. Times.
Workers' fanlilies operate regular
ly at a loss. According to a federal
repllort :30,000,1000(1 people atre living
in poverty in the United States which
I)ro(ve: that Ibeyond qllestioln. Shall
These families be "subsidized?" Any
such pIroposal is met at once, by an
indignant cry of "lpauperism." What
difference in principle does Mr. Mc
Adoo find in his proposal to operate
commlercial ventures at a loss, under
articles appearing in some sections of
the American Press from sources
which have always been found trust
worthy, the barbarities of the soviet
government of Russia, as set forth
in a British foreign office white
book, pale into insignificance before
the atrocities attributed to the land
ed and capitalistic classes in Finland.
Indeed, the bwhite terror" eclipses
altogether the "red terror," which
assumes puny proportions in compar
Executions Go Leor.
Take the military executions alone.
As compared with 1,000 lives de
stroyed by the red terror, we have
30,000 as the sum total under the
But the worst barbarities of all
are in progress at the present time.
The white government, we are as
sured, is systematicalli torturing
men and women with a" view to ex
tracting from them information.
The tortures inflicted in the Span
ish inquisition period are as feeble
rushlights beside these deviltries.
This is one of the methods. Pon
der over it. Let it sink in.
A man is flogged till he becomes
unconscious with a short length of
electric cable. A woman is flogged
in the same way. And the excuse
set forth, when protest has been
made, has been: "There are still rel
plots going on, and it is necessary,
in order to save the country, to dis
cover all their ramifications."
Is that not likewise breeding in
If there is any government subsidy
to he paid against operations carried
on at a loss it might be well to con
sider the possibility of subsidizing
the families of millions of workers
in the United States rather than of
subsidizing new commercial ventures
I into the unexploited fields of South
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