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Some of these offenses are violations of the laws of Colorado, yet tha
coal barons laugh at all laws.
An important feature of a recent peace proposition made by the coal
operators was that they WOULD OBEY CERTAIN LAWS.
These facts about the Colorado situation might tempt the Tribune to
handle the matter differently in its editorial comment if the Tribune had
any disposition to be fair to labor.
"And if it were really what it claims to be, "the world's greatest news
paper," it would get the real news of the coal strike in Colorado, the copper
strike in Michigan, the teamsters' strike in Indianapolis and other battles
in the industrial war all over the country.
Instead of giving its readers the truth, however, it suppresses, or does
not attempt to get, the real news where labor is involved; and picks out
an opportunity to discredit organized labor in the eyes' of its readers.
However, newspapers can't stop industrial progress by suppressing
news. Labor long ago learned to pay little heed to what it reads in pluto
cratic newspapers, and to get its information through other channels.
And employers will not be helped toward a solution of existing labor
problems by being deprived of the truth about strikes and their cause. If
capital doesn't soon find out the truth and meet conditions as they actually
exist there is danger of the entire industrial organism tumbling down upon
If such papers as the Tribune would make war on government by -gunmen,
as inaugurated against labor by anarchistic employers, it would do
more to stop murder in the industrial war than it will by such fool edi
torials as the one from which I have quoted.
Labor has waged no war on capital. Whatever war there is was
waged by organized capital to prevent workingmen from bettering their
condition hy organizing for self-protection. And any war to prevent the
organization of labor is war on the best there is in human society.
The fighting labor is doing is a fight to save men, women and children
fronl abject industrial slavery. It is a fight for human liberty, just as holy
as the rebellion of our revolutionary forefathers against the tyranny of
M. Lindemann, Lindemann & Co.,
115 S. Dearborn St., wants business
agent of Moving Picture Operators'
'Union arrested. Organ and -apparatus
smashed. Blames union. Damage
Two gatemen killed and one citi
zen injured within 48 hours by Chi
cago & Oak Park "L."
Mrs. ThomasZacek, 2622 Went
worth av., .fatally shot by Rebis
Slezak, 228 W. 24th st. Accidental.
Women won quick victory.. Five
minutes after request aldermen voted
$35,000 for public comfort stations.
Home of Mrs. Claus, 1730 Diversity
parkway, entered. Louis Mishovitch,
739 Orleans St., and John Habut, 513
W. Madison, caught with goods. .
Hanish held on new charge.. Alleg
ed offense against Max S. Clark.
Sentence day postponed.
Police searching for runaway girls.
Mary Stach, 3006 Gresham St.; Mary
Ramondi, 509 N. May St.; Emma
Shankel, 5441 Lowe av., and Mar
garet Hall, Lombard, all 17.
Unidentified man found un
conscious at 22d and Halsted sts.
First eugenic baby here.. Weight 9
pounds. Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. W.
Bode, married April 10th, 1912.
West End Prohibition Club will
meet at home of Geo. Thompson,