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THE DAY BOOK
500 SO. PEORIA ST.
398
TEL. MONROE 35?
Vol. 1, No. 85 Chicago, Thursday, Jan. 4, 1912
One Cent
g) ,2 EDITORIAL IN W. J. BRYAN'S COMMONER ASKS
FOR SQUARE DEAL TO UNION LABOR
Says Organized Labor Is Not to Blame for McNamara
Crime Simply Learned to Be More Careful in Se
lecting Leaders,
Lincoln, Neb., Jan. 4. "As
might have been expected the
McNamara confessions have giv
en the enemies of labor a chance
to libel all connected with organ
ized efforts to protect the wage
earners. Men who are indignant
whenever the sins of sweatshop
owners are charged against all
manufacturers and when the vices
of the "Napoleans of Fnance' are
laid to thedoors of bankers gen
erally, hasten to hurl broadsides
at all who eapi their bread in the
sweat of the brow. This is unfair
in the extreme."
This is the opening statement
of an editorial discussion of the
McNamara case in William J.
Bryan's Commonor today. .-Bryan
make a "demand for'a square
deal for union labor.
"The McNamaras have been
guilty of an awful crime " contin
ues the editorial, "and ill law
abiding citizens rejoice that pun
ishment has been meted out to
them.
Organized labor is not to blame
for them ; on the contrary it is
stronger for their elimination and
only those who encouraged them
or defend thejr conduct, ought to
share their condemnation.
"Organized-labor, has learned a
lesson it will be more careful in
the selection of.its leaders and so
ciety may -well pause and inquire
if there isnything wrong in the
conditions which led these men to
enter into so. dastardly 'a conspir
acy against life and prperty."
. - o o- -
LATE-WIRE NEWS
Schooles- and social centers of
'Lad.d, 1 11.,' closed on account of
;smallpox. J
- 'Mrs. Mabel Vandyke Bell has
been appointed U. S. Commis
sioner at Covington, Ky., by Fed
eral Judge Cochran. Only wo
man Federal Commissioner in the
country.
Eugene Bates, farmer in Mac
oupin county, 111., gave clairvov
ant $500 to find out where S5,000
was buried on his farm. They
never give out.
J. F. Houston, farmer -near
Memphis, Tcnn., never allowed

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