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favorite enemy, hired a hall, drew a big crowd and made a brilliant attack
on me personally, friends asked me why I didn't punch his head.
I replied that I couldn't punish him physically in any way that would
hurt him as much as he was hurting himself by hating me, when I was
happy In the thought that I didn't hate him or anybody else.
I truly pitied that rich, brilliant and financially successful lawyer for
he was an. atheist and didn't love God; he was childless, although married,
and didn't know the love of little children; he didn't love anybody but him
self, or anything save money, success and fame. And his mind was dis
eased with hatred.
I am trying now to make plain that if I appear at any time to be tear
ing down, it is only because I hope to build better where I tear down. If I
appear to be bitter toward an individual, it is not because of any feeling
against him as a man, but rather at an unjust social system of which he
happens to be representative, agent or victim.
And when I advocate the better organization of labor, it isn't because 1
am interested any more in the manhood of men inside labor unions than in
the manhood of men outside of them. For I believe in the manhood oi the
non-union worker as I do in the manhood of the union worker, even though
I am human enough to sympathize with the resentment of the unionist
who pays dues and fights for better conditions for ALL labor toward the
non-unionist who will help defeat the uplift of all labor by taking a union
I want to see them get together as brothers; and I am for that only as a
step toward ALL men getting together in the great big union I belong to
the universal brotherhood.
That's why I believe in organization any time men get together in
any fraternity, association, club, society, church, or other organization that
has an honest purpose, they are on their way to the greater brotherhood.
Always when men get together and learn more about one another,
each discovers in the other more good than bad, more of brother than of
foe. And I believe that the real revolution is on now by way of orderly
COMMITTEE OF MINE PROBERS
HOLD FIRST SESSION
Washington, June 10. Arrange
ments have been completed at
Charleston, W. Va., for the first ses
sion this afternoon of the senatorial
cofmxuttee, sent under the Kern reso
lution to investigate conditions in the
Paint and Cabin Creek coal districts.
Several score of miners and a num
ber of operators and their employes
will be examined. The committee
will make a number of trips into the
mine sections to gain a first hand
knowledge of conditions and to see
how miners live.
.Mother Jones is relied on for her
detailed evidence, gained through liv
ing with families of strikers evicted
BURGLAR KILLS MAN WHO WENT
TO RESCUE OF DAUGHTER
Galesburg, III., June 10. Prof.
Chas. A. Lindoft, teacher of violin at:
the Knox College Conservatory of
Music, was murdered in his home
early today when he went to rescue
his daughter, attacked by a supposed
Shortly after midnight Prof.
Lindoft's daughter, Hazel, was awak
ened with the muzzle of a revolver
against her forehead. She attempted
to cry out, but a man's fingers clutch
ed her throat and her struggles to
free herself aroused her father, who
started to enter her room. Three
shots were fired, all taking effect and
Prof. Lindoft was instantly killed.
The murderer escaped,