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working man. YOU may see on every hand evidence that a public
conscience is being aroused.
YOU may see great significance in the organization of a new
political party taking up the fight for social and industrial justice.
YOU may see significance in the congressional investigation of
the money trust, the admissions of Morgan, the election of a pro
gressive president, the breaking up of the rotten old parties, the
wave of pop'ular government sweeping eastward from the almost
free Pacific coast, the growth of Socialism, the awakening of the
church, the upgrowth of unkept newspapers, the downfall of kings
and monarchies, and the universal onsweep of the people's rule
And seeing and understanding all this generaj trend, YOU
see the folly of dynamite and bloody desperation, BUT
We are all in this war, and our children and their children will
be in.it; and we must understand the point of view of the toiling
millions, before ignorantly judging them and condemning them as
bad and criminal, merely because parlor philosophers and polly-.
wants-a-cracker judges don't know the difference between law and"
justice, and foolishly bunko themselves into believing that the
Kingdom of God can be established on earth by man-made laws
deftly juggled by money-made judges.
Nor can social and industrial justice be established by dyna
miting bridges or newspaper offices, destroying a labor union or
locking up forty or forty thousand workingmen.
Guilty or innocent, the men sentenced at Indianapolis today
are martyrs to Labor's cause, and though they and their love1 ones
be ground up in the cruel industrial system, Labor will learn the
folly and the inefficiency of force, and all of us ought to learn that
we've got to .do our part to make Law mean Justice before we can
make men love the law, and that we've got to revolutionize an in
dustrial system that drives honest workingmen to desperation and
And we might as well understand at the outset, that this isn't
a war against Ryan and a few other iron workers' it is a war on
ALL organized labor, and ultimately a war on everybody who
works for a salary or wage. V
New York. Amelia Summer
cille, an actresst who was put out
of her tights and short dresses ca
reer when a wash basin in local
theater fell on her limbs, will not
get $5,000 damages she sued for.
Court decided it was her own
Albany, N. Y. Gen. Rosalie
Jones and Her marching suffra
gettes enjoyed this morning set
ting on the doorsteps of capitol
here waiting the coming of Gov.
Sulzer. Although with snow and
ice they've met, from cold they
have not suffragette.