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IOLAUS.WEARS SMILE AND LEOPARD SfCIN IN
SWAN'DANCESTO&Y AND PICTURE INSIDE
THE DAY BOOK
' An Adless1 Daily Newspaper. l9 - I
N." D. Cochran, ' .BBjj ,, rTel. Monroe 353."
Editor and Publisher. f,TgggM Automatic 5l'-422. l
500 South Peoria .St. 398 By Mail, 50 Cents a Month.
VOL.2, NO. 292 Chicago, Tuejsday, Sept. 9, 1913
ASTONISHING NEWS THAT DOESN'T
GET INTO THE NEWSPAPERS
An Actual State of War 'Up 'In the Michigan' Copper,
Country, With All-tke Forces of the Law 'Op
posed to 15,000 Copper Miner and
Their Wives and Children.
' BY N.'D. COCHRAN
,1 haye been reading with much interest lately a-two-page publication
called the Miners' Bulletin, which says'it is ' "published by- authority of
Western Federation of Miners to tell the truth regarding' the strike of the
id have been amazed at some of the things I have read about, the strike
in theMfchigan copper country, where 15,000 miners are at war with the
owners of the mines. And I have wondered why it is that the miners have
to get out a publication their own in order to get publicity for the truth
as they see it
If only a small part of what is published as truth in the Miners' Bulletin
is actually true, a condition exists in the copper country of Michigan that
borders, on actual warfare, "with armed soldiers of the state and an army
'of hired guards, detectives or mercenaries perpetrating gross outrages in
the name of the law.. '
The objects- of their attacks are 15,000 miners and their wives and.
children;who are striking for the right to organize for self-protection and
to procure better wages and working and living conditions. f
I do not pretend to know why the great newspapers see no news in
such a && and so much jiews in petty gambling, tango-danoing, common
murders, suicides and accidents.'
But then there was actual war in West Virginia for inany months be-