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dorpDing' him into the iDer," which
would have been murder, too.
"But the strikers armed themselves
and met in a hall and the. wonl was
carried to the Citizens' Alliance, the
friends of the fosses,' that the strik
ers were ready tareqeive them, and
they did .not come, though they had
cut us off from telephone communi
cation before they knew we were pre
pared to meet them in civil war.
"We do not want bloodshed. We
Bhrink fro mit. But every defeat-we
sustain because the workers .are in
timidated by brutality just adds fuel
to the hatred that is raging in the
heart of the worker, and it cannot al
ways be suppressed. ,
"At no time has oppression increas
ed as rapidly as 'it is increasing now.
True, it has always existed, but never
with the same violence, and it is be
cause the 'bosses' are organizing so
strongly to fight against giving us de
cent living conditions.
"They are, as I said.ad with the
sense of power, and they want to be
the owners of slaves again. They
want not only -to starve the' workers,
but they want to make them cringe.
They want to break their spirits, so
they will not" dare think revolt much
less show it.
''Butthey are taking the methods
that are like a breath of wind on a
smouldering flame. They were re
sponsible for the death in that holo-caust-n
Calumet; they are openly
and boastfully responsible for the
deaths of women and children, shot
down Jy them in Colorado."
Miss Steghagen paused and looked,
with unseeing eyes, out of the win
dow 'of her office. When she spoke
again the fire had died out of her
voicee, and it was terribly sad and
"I am of a peaceful disposition,"
she said, "but it makes my blood run
cold to think how far their mad greed
for power is driving the 'bosses.' And
unles they pause, no one can tell
what will he thq end of it all, but I
bhudder to think of it."
RQCKEIFEUFtl A"D. BtCKER
Editor Day Book: Will some one
that knows Something about suph.
things kindly tell the difference be
tween Mr. Becker and Mr. Rocke
Mr, Becker was tried, convicted
and sentenced to the electric chair
for having on his payroll gunmen for
the purpose of killing those who do
not like his way of-doing things.
Mr. Rockefeller had and still has
or his payroll gunmen for the pur
pose of killing those that do not like
the way he doe things in Colorado.
Mr. Rosenthal was following a
business npt allowed by law, yet 1115
assassins, and those that hired theih ;
Were brought to justice.
Those men assassinated m Col,
orada were following a business al-$
lowed by law,, yet these assassins
were riot brought to justice, nor is -iri
likely that the. man whose payroll
these murderers were, and still are"i
fori, will be brought to answer for thel
dastardly crimes committed in the .
name 'of the. law.
Can you blame the Colorado min-;
era from taking up arms and meting 1
out in the same measure thatthey
were meted by? Tom Barrett, t
1149 W. Adams St., City.. ,
'TWOULD HIT .THE PEOPLE
Washington, May 6. The ve per
cent increase in freight rates asked i
by th. Eastern railroads, Sen La-- I
Pollette declared, would amount to a ,
tax upon the-people of the Ohio and
Pqtomac and east of the Mississippi
of $100,000,000 a year.
LaFollette attacked the efforts
which have been made, he said, by
a union of high railroad officials with
newspapers1 which were willing to
work upon public sentiment in favor
of the -increase.
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A visiting Italian duke declares that
Americans neglect their women for
money. But visitiqg Italian dukes
don't neglect our women if they have
money. Richmond News-Leader.