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MARY BOYLE O'REILLY HIKES ONE DAY WITH
EDWARD P. WESTOjV STORY INSIDE
. THE DAY BOOK
' An Adless Daily Newspaper.
Editor and Publisher.
500 South Peoria St
TeL Monroe 353.
VOL.2, NO. 215 Chicago, Tuesday, June 10, 1913
IT IS NOT NECESSARY THAT THE WORLD'S
INDUSTRIAL WAR END IN REVOLUTION
The Revolution Is On Now, But It Is Being Accomplished
by Organization of Men Into Groups Afterward
Will Come the Bigger Organization
and Human Brotherhood.
BY N. D. COCHRAN
No matter how timid any of us may be in acknowledging it, an actual
state of war exists in industrial life today and no man knows what the
outcome will be,
Those who work for wages are at war with those who control money
and fix the wages. It is not local to this country, but is world-wide in extent.
You will find evidences of it in every issue of every newspaper. It may
be a strike in Belgium for the right of the worker to have his ballot count
for as much as the ballot of the non-producer; the use of the militia in
West Virginia to hold coal miners in bondage to coal operators; a street
car strike in Cincinnati; the lockout of union pressmen in Chicago; a strike
of department store girls in Buffalo; the O'Hara low wage investigation in
Illinois; Ireland's fight for home rule; the spectacular fight of the I. W. W.
at Lawrence; the suppression of unionism by the beef, steel and tobacco
Any one of thousands of evidences of rebellion by the oppressed in
every corner of the earth.
Many men are afraid of it They don't understand it. To some the
doubt and uncertainty, and the apprehension, are frightening.
N I know there are some intelligent men who fear revolution by force and
victory through, violence. I am among those who fear no such outcome,
and it is because I do not think it necessary, and because I believe the prob
lem will be solved by organization of the people and the ultimate triumph
of democracy which -means People's Rule.
Discussing unionism recently with the heads of two large industrial
concerns who have been especially active in fighting labor unionism, I
made this prediction:
"JTou men will see the day, and it isn't far distant, when you will be