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' breakers, unprincipled and undesirable, and in many cases .haye
been shipped to different points by company's agents by false in
ducements and misstatements, being told the men were not on
, .strike. We have sworn affidavits to prove this. Beit said in justice
to some of them when they found they had been deceived by the
company, the honest men refused to scab, and came out from among
. the scabs.- - -
We are 'positive that this is the only class of men they can. get
- to perform their dirty work. We resent the insult, however, to our
fair city to have them brought here. They have them penned in like
. cattle, and hogs, and there is grave danger that contagious disease
may break out and spread at any time throughout the city.
Would you let a man who had the smallpox stay in your city?
These imported men, many of them, are alteady filthy, both in
s person and language, and for .the sake of our moral and physical
. health, we demand their removal. We know they cannot get. me
chanics to fill our places; that has been. demonstrated on more than
.one -occasion in recent years, viz., the Gould line strike last year, the
"Rio Grande in 1908,'also the Canadian Pacific.
According to reliable "reports, the rolling stock is in a deplorable
condition. The engines are getting unsafe to run, and the public
will soon find this out; but why wait until some great calamity
v- -happens before the citizens act? Why not insist upon the railroads
recognizing the federation, a legitimate organization, and thus stop
1 this strike. We, believe the Federation will prevent future strikes.
As citizens of. this free country we should condemn the capital-
-ists' press for not giving the strikers' side of the contest. The, Illi
nois Central'has evidently bought up the press and muzzled it, so
' they will not print our side of the story, notwithstanding the fact
that we have tried every means possible to get them to hear our
v side of-the.case, except a few local papets. f v
- The most contemptable and deceptive trick ever played upon
J the public, and one which for brazenness defies description; at an
' expense of thousands of dollars they have had run page advertise
ments in daily papers and news items and pamphlets, sending their
misstatements broadcast. If the strike is over, why snouldthey
tkthis? flj"- '- H t i fnmw'&
'J Now to-quote fromthe pamphlet atad remember this pamphlet
was issued after they had control ofthe press:
"THE FACTS ABOUT THE SHOPMEN'S STRIKE '
"On .page 19 and 20 we quote from the 'New Qrleans Item
1, "In the present case a statement of the variouscontentions has -
been-issued by the railroad, and it seems to impress the- country as '
,-fair. ,The other side has let this statement 'STAND UNAN-
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