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''DON'T BE AFRAID OF A POLICEMAN, GIRLS
AND BOYS' SA?S POLICE CLASS TEACHER
THE DAY BOOK
N. D. Cochran,
Editor and Publisher.
500 South Peoria St
Tel. Monroe 353.
VOL. 2, MO. 185
Chicago, Monday, May 5, 1913
PERSONAL SLANDER WILL BE CPHARA'S LOT
FOR EXPOSURE OF BIG BUSINESS
Same Already Begun by. Venal Newspapers, and O'Hara;
Must Pay the Price But His Reward Will Be the
Lasting Love of Thousands He Never
Has Seen and Never Wil Meet '
BY N. D. COCHRAN
Barratt O'Hara is now going through the experience that every' man
who seriously attempts to help the working class must go through.
Big business is fighting back, and wlil fight hard. It won't fight in the,
open. It rarely does. But it will resort to desperate, underhand tactics, in
order to crush O'Hara, to destroy his influence and to kill him off politically,
In Springfield Big Business shored its claws. And the sharpest of them
were lawyers. The meahest of. them were newspapers.
Tom L Johnson in Cleveland ancf Sam Jones in. Toledo went through
this experience. Every dirty trick that devilish human ingenuity could de
vise was used, in the attempt to crush these champions of the people. J arrj
satisfied, that the attacks of Big Business hastened the death of both, of
But once' they started in the right direction neither of them ever turned
back. They kept on fighting for justice until they died.
lknow both of them very well and I know something of the experiences
they .passed through, A talk I once had with Tom Johnson may help Bar
ratt OHara and others who have the courage to fight on the people's side
in. their war for industrial justice.
It was: before work, had commenced on the municipal street railway
In Cleveland. Johnson took me- all over the proposed route in an automo
bile, and when we reached the hotel we sat in the auto talking awhile be
fore X got out. I said to him :
"Tom, there is a question I" want to ask you. I need your answer
so I can determine how far you have got. You belong to the Union Club.
The big business men and financiers of Cleveland have been your personal
friends in the past Now they are against you. You get a chilly reception,
yhm you. vpqk, tofe j&e cjub, wigrgggee jou. w.ejre sure, of; a cojdlal gret-