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NOON EDITION - NOON EDITION
LOST ON DRESS PARADE SHORT LOVE STORY.
BY O. HENRY, APPEARS IN THIS ISSUE
THE DAY BOOK
An Adtess Daily Newspaper.
N. D. Cochran.
Editor and Publisher.
600 South Peoria St.
Tel. Monroe 353.
By Mail, 50 Cents a Month.
VOL.2, NO. 308 Chicago, Saturday, Sept. 27, 1913 ONE CENT
THE LATEST THING IN GOVERNMENT
IS GOVERNMENT BY GUNMEN
Big Employers Now Recruit Their Own Private Army in
the City Slams and Use It to Keep American
Workingmen in Slavery.
BY N. D. COCHRAN
Do YOU know that we nowhave. government by gunmen in this land,
of the free and home of the brave?
As the United States government will have to Investigate this rival
government some day, it" might be interesting to know just what it is. "
I fiad a chance to 'see something of it a few days ago when I visited
Calumet, Michigan, to study the copper miners' strike. And I had a chance
to study government by.gunmen right here in Chicago last year, when the
gunmen wjere governing for the newspapers.
There-are in this country numerous strikebreaking agencies, or so
called detective agencies, who make.it their business to supply thugs, slug
gers and gunmen to employers who resort to force to break strikes.
In-Houghton County, Michigan, where the copper miners are on strike,
the sheriff hired imported 'gunmen from the Waddell-Mahon Agency , of
New York arid swore them in as as deputy sheriffs, arming them, with guns
and official stars.
Sheriff Cruse told me he had 1,200 of them on duty, and that 400 of.
them were "company" men that is, gunmen swornin as deputy sheriffs,
but on the pay-roll and working under the direction of the mining com
panies. - - -
James A.Waddell told Walter B. Palmer, government statistician, that
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