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THE DAY BOOK
500 SO. PEORIA ST. 398 TEL. MONROE 353'
Vol 1, No. 102 Chicago, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 1912 One Cent
SCATHING DENUNCIATION OF MILL OWNERS
BY GOVERNOR FOSS' SECRETARY
Official Investigation Says Manufacturers more Care?
ful of Machines of Steel Than 'Those of Flesh and
Blood Says Public Must Know Conditions.
Irish author .and -poet, who re
cently denounced tHe Wool Trust
in an article entitled "Industrial
Slavery." The letier was writ
ten on the official house station
ery of Massachusetts.
"My Dear Miss O'keilly:
"I wish to thank' you- for your
article. The "human- side of the
(industrial problem receives gen
erally but scant attention. Man
ufacturers are much more solicit
ous for their machines of iron and
steel than for the flesh and blood
machines that work as incessant
ly under conditions that ate well
nigh intolerable. For it . costs
nothing to replace the worn out
human machine, while to renew
the machine of-steel means to cut
into the' dividend rate."
Holman then Wrote that the
dividends of the 'American
Woolen Company increased-100
.per cent since 1502 and, con
tinued: ' '
wWhat dividend increase was
there to the" wage earner? Pro
tection is sought that they might
compete with the pauper laboVof
"Boston, Mass., Jan. 24.
Agents of the Wool Trust have
denied the seriousness of the
strike situation at Lawrence.
The mayor of Lawrence has
backed up the Wool 'Trust, and
requisitioned for soldiers to fight
the workers in the mills.
The subsidized press that car
ries the advertisements of the
Wool Trust has said nothing of
the conditions under- which the
workers have been forced to toil
and slave; and has shouted at the
people with great headlines -of.
acts of violence by the strikers,
and of the finding of "planted"
The people of -America have
been left in ignorance" of a situa
tion that called for the use of
bayonets against American citi
zens. 1 Here is a letter written by Dud
ley Holman, private secretary to
Governor Foss, of Massachusetts,
by whose orders Holman investi
gated conditions at Lawrence.
The letter is to Mary Boyle
PReilly, daughter of' the-famous.