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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 12, 1913, Image 4

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to get out one of .the deputies knocked her down and dragged her out of
the kitchen by the hair, and that'one of the'sdldters'hit her oil the legs and
feet; and when she went back into her house'a soldier struck her twice
with a bayonet. ;
Mrs. Mary Kiss and Mrs. Julia Juhasz, neighbors, ran to the Fodo'r
house to see what was the matter, and the deputies put them in the pantry
with Mrs. Foddr. The children ran crying, and another neighbor got them
and took them away.
I cDuld go on with story after story, all substantiated by affidavits, of
the beating of miners by soldiers, deputies and guards; and of outrages
perpetrated in the name of the law.
I said it was war. But it wasn't war. The soldiers, the mine guards
and the deputies were armed. The striking miners were not armed.
They didn't even have clubs or sticks. They had no chance. They
Had' to take "what the hired deputies and guards of the mine owners, and
the soldiers paid by the State of Michigan, chose to give them.
Add these people came to America to be free to America, "the land
of the free and the home of the brave."
- fc Is-there any NEWS in this? ' - '
Is it not so important as the murder of a Chinaman in Chicago? Or
an automobile accident? Or a scrap between politicians at a meeting of -the
county board? y-
- I almost forgot to say that the miners who work underground are strik
ing for only a minimum wage of $3 a day, and for an eigt-hour instead of
an eleven-hour day.
It is costing about $40,000 a week to keep those 16,000 miners and their
families alive while the miners are striking for something nearer a decent
living wage than they are getting now $40,000 to sustain 16,000 men and
their families one week while they are fighting for liberty and life.
This money is being contributed from the daily wages of other miners
and workingmen, who give it gladly. They know what BROTHERHOOD'
means. From the big newspapers; the miners, who are the brothers of
Victor F. Lawson, James Keeley and other publishers, just as much as they
are my brothers and YOUR brothers, are not even given publicity of their
wrongs and grievances. . '
Publicity would get justice for the miners of the copper country. Pub
lic opinion, if informed, would insist on justice. It: would compel arbitra-"
tion. It would force an investigation by the United States government.
Why can't they get publicity? H
By the way, what kind of American citizens are we breeding up there
in the Michigan copper country? r
What opinion will those future citizens have oMhe law that is repre
sented to them by the state militia and the deputy sheriffs and strike
breaking mine guards?
Are not YOU interested in the kind of citizens we are making in this
country? If you are not, your children and their children will be. If YOU
help others get justice now, it is the surest way to make certain justice for'
your children and your children's children.
o o '-J l '
The municipalities of Nice and
Lyons, encouraged by successful ex
periments at Genoa, have resolved
to pave the leading streets with a
gpecIaDyrjrepafedYgIas. T "v '
A. How did you get" your stolen
watch back so quickly? B. The
poor idiot of a thief took it to a
pawnshop, "where they at once recog-r
nized-iC as mine' ' '- ' " H-
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