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TWO WRECKS; AN INSTRUCTIVE COMPARISON
Compare the train wreck at Wiley, O., on the well managed Pennsyl
vania system, only 15 injured and NO KILLED, with the New Haven smash
up at Wallingford, Conn., with over a score killed and many injured.
In otfej-STEEL CARS; in the other, cars that reduced to KINDLING
The Pennsy is run by railroad men for railroad purposes. It was the
first railroad in America to use steel cars. They cost money, but they give
good service; they are as safe as1 cars can be.
The New Haven had no lack of money; the house of Morgan was be
hind it. But it wasn't run for SERVICE; it was run to make a market for
And people paid for the difference WITH THEIR LIVES.
Why should a few men, to get riches, be allowed to gamble with other
. Why should dividends or underwriting rake-offs have the right of way
over human safety?
Answer us that, ye who can.
NEW YORK GRAND JURY TO
DISCUSS "THE LURE"
New York, Sept 12. "The Lure"
will be discussed by the grand jury
today to determine whether realistic
dramatization of the white slave will
help or hinder the crusade against
the social evil.
Harriot Stanton Blatch, suffrage
leader, declares that if "The Lure"
could be seen by all so-called re
spectable, protected women it would
probably serve the greatest purpose
of reform in our social life.
On the other side, Frank W. Smith,
president New York County Federa
tion of Catholic Societies, .believes
that the object of such plays- is not
to teach a moral lesson, but to make
money, and claims that New York
managers would put naked women
on the stage if they thought they
could escape the law.
"The Lure" has a brothel scene
in which a cadet brutally beats a girl
who has become a prostitute. It-is
not original, but goes further than a
number of other vice plays which
have given only the lighter side of
Grand aRpids, Mich. Leonard
vStander, 45j found dead in room.
Bread nearly a week.
BIG CROWN HEARS1-ENGLISH
LABOR LEADER SPEAK
Tom Mann, the man who has done
so much for trades unionism in Great
Britain, made a strong impression in
his speech at the North Side Turner
Hall last night. The need for solid
arity in unionism was the keynote of
Mann proved that 700 years ago
working men were really better off
than they are today, that they only
had to work eight hours and had just
as much of the necessities of life as
the working man has today, and
much more enjoyment.
He spoke of the terrible cruelty
practiced by the soldiers on the strik
ing copper miners in CalumetMich.
He will address a big. meeting, un
der the auspices of the Painters,
Sunday afternoon at the same halL
TRQOPS JAIL MINERS' WIVES
r Calumet, Mich., Sept. 12. Whole
sale arrests of women were made by
the State troops today throughout
the 28-mile district where 15,000 cpp
per miners are on strike. The pris
.oners are for the most part wives of
Union miners are gathering here
in anticipation of arrival this after
noon of President Moyer of the Fed
eration of Miners. ..