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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 04, 1911, Image 15

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SLUGGERS ARE SLUGGERS
In the course of a hysterical ed
itorial jumping all over Sam
Gompers, the Chicago Tribune
forgets itself long enough to say:
"Mr. Gompers knew of the
murderous course of the labor
troubles in Chicago, when union
men assaulted and even slew
brother union men. While these
things continue under the guise
of advancing the cause of organ
ized labor, why should Mr. Gom
oers or other leaders assume that
;the crime of a McNamara is un
thinkable, and forthwith charge
every one outside of unionism
with conspiracy, prejudice and
tyranny?"
vThe Day Book does not call at
tention to this Tribune spasm for
the purpose of finding fault with
the Tribune's criticisms of labor
.sluggers. On the contrary, we
condemn without reservation
murderous assaults by sluggers
of any kind.
But we do object tothe hypoc
risy, of Chicago newspapers in
making capital against unions by
condemning so-called labor slug
gers, when these very newspapers
have hired the very sluggers they
condemn, and hired them because
they were sluggers, and because
the newspapers wanted them to
slug.
There is no tighter union in
Chicago than the newspaper
union, or publishers trust. 'And
If any labor uriion hired the Erf
rights, Gentlemens and Altmans
fb -slug, didn't Chicago newspa
pers hire these-vr sjuggcrsto
do newspaper slugging?
It was criminal for a. labor
union to hire sluggers to'slug, but
it was just as criminal for news
papers to do the same thing.
One difference was that the
newspapers could suppress all
news about slugging done for
them, and give prominence to
slugging when done for fool
unions that seemingly didn't
know any better.
If the truth were known, ther(e
;s not a more lawless" union in
Chicago than the newspaper
trust.
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IN THE LIMELIGHT
Usually when something like a
revolution is pulled
off somewhere you
read down near the
end of the stor3r:
"T h'e American
minister is in the
United States on
leave of absence."
, That's why no
one was surprised
when the uprising
threatened S a n to
Domingo, to find
that our minister, William W.
Russell, was "back home" visit
ing around. He has been order
ed to get on the job to look out
for 4 American interests.
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History says that in olden times
the barber was also a surgeon,
''his most common operation be
ing cupping or blood-letting."
This bit of historical data will as
sisouyto.ajunMerjylgi Q,
many "barbers,
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