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SAYS "JUSTICE ITSELF IS Oti TRIAL AT SALEM"
By H. P. Burton.
Salem, Mass., Oct. 3Q. -There
is just pne spot of. light in the
shadowy Salem court house
where sit, in their iron-meshed
cage, Joseph Ettor, Arturo Giov
annitti' and Joseph Caruso, on
trial for their lives and their
cause. It is the grave, pale face
of El-Jibcth Gurley Flynn, 22,
Elizabeth Uurley Flynn.
Madonna of the vomen who
For a year now, with her baby
clinging to her skirts, she has
.fought capitalism in the Woolen
trust town of Lawrence, regard
less of winter cold or summer
heat, picketing, helping, cheering
And today she sees what this
trial means not only to Ettor,
Giovannitti and Caruso, her comrades-in-arms,
but as she thinks
all of us. and indeed to all the.
"They will not see, I fear
these cogs in the machine of jus
tice in just what sort of way
they are," she said, as she let her
gaze float over Gallows hill,
where they hanged the witches.
"They will not understand our
leaders, but they are putting Jus
tice itself on trial.
"We Industrial Workers of the
World had organized the un
skilled mill workers in Lawrence
and were conducting a great
strike in Lavrence last winter.
At the time of the riot that re
sulted in Annie Lopizzo's death
we were winning, for we had
great leaders. We lost two of
them quickly, and.without leaders
the people perish.
"But Ettor and Giovannitti
had done their work well. They
had planted their seeds of truth
in too many hearts for them all "
to die. They sprang up every
where and bore ffUit, and he
strike was won.
"But 'capitalism' had succeed
ed in stemming more strikes by
imprisoning these men. Instead
of our being free to move on. to
bring a little economic freedom to
another group of oppressed work
ers, we were made to use our time
and funds in Essex qounty, fight
ing for our boys.
capitalism smnea, ana tsi
still smiling at our dilemma. It-
sees us tied up for a time at least,
and perhaps 'cured' for good, as?
"But they are wrong. It wil