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, WATCH THIS CASE
Less tnan a year ago this whole nation was deeply interested
in a certain matter. Newspapers sold thousands -and thousands of
extra copies because, of this matter. At millions of firesidfes the
eager question was? "What was done in the case today ?" It was
the absorbing matter in,tbe palaces of the avenue and the hovels
of the alley. Politicians used it Lecturers used it. Preachers
used it Authors' used it Playwrights jiSed it It was the soul
absorbihj topic of the times.
Two workmen, one of them pretty dull-witted, had killed ai
scores hi people withNdynamte as their protest against the tyranny
of capital and were 'QiT trial for their lives. ,
Today a mucis greiter case is before the public: L,et us be
come interested. Let us get excited. Let us watchevery word pub
lished Let the preachers, the lecturers, the authors, gird up their
loins for the heavy wdr.k. Let us, above all else, keep our eye un
. winkingly on theGoddess Justice.
Today, William Woodt multi-millionaire and head of the wool i
trust, is under indictinent at Boston for conspiracy in. "planting"
dynamite to discredit the working people during the strike at Law-,
For years Wood's wool trust 'has been killing people, scores of
them, annually, women and children. Not with dynamite. Oh,
no! With hunger, cold and disease germs, the high-toned,, civilized,
legalized, deadliest weapons.
A man must support a family of five on $9, but Ije may wear
out or take to drink in despair. There's the pistol, -the- grave. He's I
kifled. . , '
A maiden must live on $3. But "for her failure and despair'
there's the easy highway to prostitution. She's. Jellied, t
.A child must help widowed, mother and infant brothers or I
sisters on $2. But there are the dirt and germs of the hovel's mis-1
erable bedchamber. The child is 'killed.
Me'rciful Father, for the sakd of poorr weak, sinful humanity, j
let the recording angel erase from, the records that awful list of)
wages paid the poor at Lawrence ( Tortured age. Diseased youth.
v Strangled childhood' "Killings"! Killings I Killings by system.1
t Theedynaraite killer a rougfy perhaps crazy fellow, sneaks in
when no one looks and places the stijff near you. A puff, a roar, and
at once all your misery 6nds. '
The system killer, a slepk, well-fed, church-going, law-protected,
"respectable," prominent, Jeadjng citizen,, puts your wages
at $9, $3 or $2 not what you need, but what he wishes to give
and forwekJOontDCThpfearSj .xou slayejand starve, an4
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