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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 14, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 6

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company for all he can get on his
policies. On his human employes,
whom he has insured, he fights no
body. He has paid his premium. It
makes no difference to hiw how much
or how little the insurance company
pays his injured employes or the de
pendents of employes that were kill
ed. He has nothing to worry about.
The victims have to hire their own
lawyers and do their own fighting.
That's why we need employers' lia
bility laws that leave lawyers out of it
and get the money for industrial kill
ed and wounded without having to
pay most of it to the lawyer that
fights the case if there is anything
left after court expense is paid.
The Army of Unemployed. I won
der if any of the soft-bellied minions
of Privilege in this land of the free
and home of the brave see any signifi
cance in the army of unemployed
marching into New York churches
and asking for food and lodging.
It is easy to indict Tannenbaum
and send him to some prison. But
that doesn't answer the question.
For years we have heard preachers
kicking because of the falling off in
church attendance. Only recently we
. have had a lot of agitation over a Go-to-Church
movement.
And finally a whole army went to
church and got pinched.
But then. that army was guilty of
being unemployed! And those who
marched in it were poor. Hereafter, it
may be well for the unemployed to
understand that churches are not
maintained to provide for man's
physical needs, but rather to minister
to his soul.
Wouldn't it be awful if these ar
mies in the industrial centers should
become discouraged at church doors
and try fashionable hotels and res
taurants. But I imagine the only safe place
to go for food and lodging is to some
jail. About all they can do to the un
employed there is to take them in.
Anyhow it's easier for a poor man
to get in jail than jt is- for a rich man
to go through the eye of a needle or
a camel to hump himself into heaven.
Colorado Militia Pleads "Guilty.
Before the congressional committee
that sat in Colorado, the state militia
were charged with every crime from
robbery to murder. Gen. John Chase,
head of the militia, promised to go
before the committee. But he didn't.
At the last moment he welched,
and offered to submit a statement,
but absolutely refused to be cross
examined by attorneys for the coal
miners.
As the committee couldn't see its
way clear to grant any such special
privilege even to a militia jinrel, '
Chase didn't appear; and all of the
charges of crime and outrage against
the Colorado militia stand unchal
lenged. The' probable reason is that the
charges were true.
And Mother Jones is still in the jail
where this tin soldier of Special Privi
lege put her.
Do YOU wonder that the working
class in America' has about as much
love for state militiamen as Russian
peasants have for the cruel Cos
sacks? I don't.
The only thing I can't understand
is why workingmen and the sons of
workiugmen join the state militia in
such states as Colorado, West Vir
ginia and Michigan. And I presume '
the same influences would control
them in most states.
WISE SUGGESTION
Isn't it about time the "safety first"
movement should be directed toward
the man who reaches into the medi
cine cabinet for a bottle in the night
without first turning on the light?
Woman says she knows there must
be a hell because there's got to be
some place to put the men when they
die. She'll find it lonesome in heaven,
then, with only lady angels for com
pany.

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