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would have been murder,, too.
"But the strikers armed themselves
and met in a hall and the word was
carried to the Citizens' Alliance, the
friends of the 'bosses,' that the strik
ers were ready toTecehre them, and
they did not come, though they had
cut us off from telephone icommuni-
cation before they knew we were pre
pared to meet them in civil watf.
, "We do not want bloodshed. We
shrink fro mit But every defeat we
sustain because the workere 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 th 'bosses' are organizing- so"
strongly to fight against giving us de
cent living conditions.
"Theyare, as I said, mad with the
sense of power, and they want ttfbe
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.
"But they 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 in Calumet; they are openly
and boastfully responsible for the I
deaths of women and children, shotf
down by them In Colorado."
MissBteghagen paused and looked,
with unseeing eyes, out of the win
dow, of b.er office. WhejTshe 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 jthink how far their mad greed
for power is driving the 'bosses.' And
unless they pause, no one can tell
what will be the- end of it all, ,but I
sfcuddeclq think of it1 '
ROCKEFEU-E ANO BECKER
Editor Day Book: Will some one
that knows something about such
things kindly tell the difference be
tween Mr. Becker and Mr. lRocke
feller? 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 does things in Colorado.
Miy Rosenthal was following a.
business not allowed by law, yet his
assassins, and those 'that hired them,
were brought to justice.
Those men assassinated in Col
orado were following a businessal
lowed hy law, yet these assassins"
were not brought to justice, nor Js it
likely that the man whose, nayroll
these murderers were, and stilf are
on, will bl brought to answer for tb.e
dastardly crimes committed in the
name of the-law.
Can you Jalame the Colorado min
ers from takihg up arms and meting
out in the same measure that they
were meted by? .Tom garrett
1149 W. Adams St., Cjty.
'TWOULD HIT THE- PEOPLE .
Washington, May 6. The five per
cent increase in freight, rates asked
by the Eastern railroads, Sen. La
Follette declared, would amount to a
tax upon the people- of the Ohio and
Potomac and east of the Mississippi J
of $100,000,000 a year.
LaFollette attacked the efforts
which have been made, he said," by
a union of high railroad officials with
newspapers which were willing to
work upon public sentiment in favor
of the increase.
A visiting Italian duke declaresjhat.
Americans neglect their .womenfor
money But visiting Italian . dukes
dotf'tneglectttur women if they have
money. Richmond News-Leader,
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