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SOME SIZZLING SHOTS FIRED AT FRIDAY'S
SESSION OF COUNTY BOARD
THE DAY BOOK
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VOL. 3, NO. 59 Chicago, Saturday, Dec. 6, 1913 ONE CENT
WHY THE TRIBUNE IS UNFAIR IN I
ATTITUDE TOWARD WORKMEN
The Truth About the "Labor Conspiracy" in Colorado,
Where the Coal Barons Are Fighting Labor
With Imported Gunmen.
BY N. D. COCHRAN
In some respects the Chicago Tribune may be a great newspaper, but
not editorially. And it is never fair to labor, either in. its news or editorial
In an editorial headed "Labor Conspiracy" the Tribune says:
"In Colorado President White and other officials of the union have just
beenindicted on the charge, of 'maintaining a monopoly of labor.'
"Besides President White and 'the other national officers of the United
Mine Workers, a number of the union's organizers were also indicted in
Gplorado. These organizers are charged with various forms of lawlessness.
Their methods of warfare against capital were especially and justly de
nounced by the federal, jUry which handed down the indictments. These
minor or division strike ieaders, It-Is charged, have' armed hundreds of irre
sponsibles anfong the strikers and created open insurrection.
"No reputable labor organization can afford to tolerate such tactics on
title part of even its leaser" leaders. The Tight to strike does not cany with
it the right to murder. The men Tvho doled out weapons to the irresponsi
hles dmong-the workers should beJpunisned'to.the full extent of the law."
Either the Tribune is ignorant and does not know what-it is talking