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AN AD-LESS NEWSPAPERCOMPLETE WIRE
AND CABLE NEWS REPORT OF UNITED PRESS
THE DAY BOOK
500 SO. PEORIA ST g398 TEL. MONROE 353
VOL.2,NQ.78 Chicago, Monday, Dec. 30, 1912 ONE CENT
INDIANAPOLIS ONE INCIDENT IN A WORLD-
WIDE WAR BETWEEN GOD AND MAMMON
The Journey of Justice Won't End Until She Sees the
Guilt of the Otises as Well as That of the Ryans
A Lesson for Both Labor and Capital. i
Justice may travel with leaden heels, but, like the tortoise, she
rarely fails to reach the end of her journey." Harrison Grey Otis.
Thus spake the editor, of the Los Angeles Times and the arch-enemy
Of organised labor,iwhen he heard of the conviction of the
iron workers at Indianapolis.
"Of course whaLOtis meant .was that all justice had ta do was
to punish very union workingman it could get its hands on, and
that Was "tlfe end of it. -
But justice has a long road to travel before she Reaches the end
of this journey, which started jith the arrest of the McJamarast
And jjhe will never reach the end of that journey until ihe scales
drop frem her 3yes, and she sees- the guilt! of the Otises as well as
that of the McNamaras.
j So far the law has dealt sledge-hammer blows. The McNa-
maras are in prison, Darrowhas been persecuted and almost broken
on the-wheeL and now a stern judge, a steel-tempered instrument of
the law; Strikes at nearly two score rhore leaders of lSbor.
The Otises, Drews and other tools of privilege and enemies of
those who work with their hands and bodies all these will gloat
wtfh exceeding- great-joy. I is the hoarse triumphant shout of the
victor as he-stands with booted heel on the prostrate' body of his foe
Puppet editors, who know no difference between law and
justice, will puke and prattle, and tell deluded readers that law is
triumphant in: this glorious land of the f?ee and home of the brave.
And little brothers of the rich will clap their puffy hands in
Friends of labor will be awed and refuse to comment, lest they,