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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 06, 1913, Image 1

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YOU CAN READ THIS- ON, A CAR WITHOUT
JABBING YOURWEIGHBORIN THE EAR
THE DAY BOOK
500 SO. PEORIA ST 8398 TEL: MONROE 353
V0L.2,N6.83 Chicago, Monday, Jan. 6, 1913 ONE CENT
GOMPERS SAYS GOVERNMENT AND JUDGES
ARE GUILTY OF McNAMARA MURDERS
Asks What Iron Workers Could Do When Judges, Legis
lators and Bosses Conspired for Six Years
to Rob Them of Their Liberty. '
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Washington, Jan. 6. Samuel
Gompers, president of the Amer
ican Federation of
Labor, today put the
blame for any dyna
miting done by the
convicted iron
workers squarely on
the shoulders of
the government and
the judges.
Gompers was
pleading for the
(lavtnn Kill whirh
S. Gompers. js passed( in put'
an end to the criminal use of in
junctions by kept judges in labor
disputes, before the Senate ju
diciary committee.
It was the most terrible ar
raignment of themselves the dig
nified senators ever were forced
to suffer to their very faces, and
tvey sat in dumb surprise
throughout Gompers' speech.
And. it is the first time that
ujatOfAMT
Gompers has clearly defined his
position in that great episode in
the war between Capital and
Labor the dynamiting cases.
"The conscienceless tyranny
of those controlling hours, wages
and conditions of work," said
Gompers, "and their absolute
control of legislative and judicial
power drove the structural iron
workers into their terrible retali
ation against society.
"For six years the fight went
on. All the forces of organized
society were used against those
men; subtle minds were scheming
and plotting that legal authority
and practice might aid in their
breaking.
"You say these men resorted to
forbidden methods of violence
and even sacrificed lives you
condemn their methods of fight
ing as elemental, brutal?
"Of any of those who are guil
ty, the condemnation is true, but
I ask vou, were the methods used

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