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forgery, intimidation, of witnesses
and 'attempts at blacktogit
When I read tbei. boast of Burns
that he knew the murderer and would
convict him, it looked to me like one
of those yarns sprung by detectives
as a bluff to crJeateDublic sentiment
I& this particular case it looks as if
the bluff had been called, and Frank
iB worse off than he was before it
J would have to have mighty strong,
direct'and corroborative evidence be
fore I would convict any man.cn the
testimony of a, private detective
By the way, wasn't it Burns who
got the evidence against the, mem
bers of the structural ironworkers?
'Mollycoddle Journalism. The
Belly News neatly straddles the fence
by criticizing (Barrett Q'Hara and
young Rockefeller in the same edi
Jt delivers one ofthose stereotyped
lectures to both of them. Q'Hara is
lectured for remarks-."that wsre in
terpreted as. tending to incite work
ingmen to violence," and Rockefel
ler is childishly pitted on the wrist
for not assuming a "more concilia
Rot! Such editorial treatment of
aft industrial, war will get nowhere.
About all it wflLdo 4s to convince
some readers of the News, who de
pend upon that mollycoddle sbeetior
their information, that ifc is very lair
and isn't taking sides.
If Lawson is afraid of violence,
wh,y doesn't he do something to .cor
rect the evils that may lead to vio
la? If he knows anything at all about
worldngmen, be should know that all
history proves that the working
slaves won't rebel until there & abso
lutely nothing else left for them to
do. The. most amasjng thing about
human society is the marvelous pa
tience and forbearance pf wage-workers.
None of us wants violence, 8d 1
hundreds of thousands are exhaust-
mg' every known resource to prevent
it But there is an insistent demand
from wage slaves for liberty the
right to life, liberty and the pursuit
of happiness, as guaranteed them by
the constitution, but denied them by
those wbo control government and
this demand cannot forever -be put off .
With soft talk and moral suasion.
That "Slaves obey your masters"
stuff is losing its edge. Men Want to
be free in this "land of the free and.
ihome of the braye." There are mil
lions who actually hope that SOME
DAY THIS SO-CALLED REPUBLIC
MAY BECOME A DEMOCRACY,
WHERE THE PEOPLE RULE.
In conclusion, O'Hara didn't ad-
vocate violence. His remarks should
not be given that interpretation,. No- f
body .at the meeting of the Chicago.
Federation advocated violence.
Everybody who spoke expressed the.
hope that men would get justice
WITHOUT violence, but they DID.
DEFEND THE RIGHT OF THE
PERSECUTED MINERS OF COL
ORADO" TO ARM THEMSI8LVES TjO , ,'"
PROTECT THEIR OWN LIVES
AND THOSE OF THEIR WIVES
' What's wrong about that? What's-
un-American, or unpatriotic about it?
The News might better pump the ice
water out of its veins and pump in ,
a pint of red blood.
FRANK DENIED NEW TRIAL c
Atlanta, Ga., Way 7. M. Leo
Frank," charged with murdering Mary,,
Phagan, factory girl, dented a ew
trial by Judge HilL A second appeaC
to the state suprem court was imme-
diately noted by Frank's counsel.
Judge Hill will sign the bill of excep- ;
tiong granting the appeal.
o o .
A good plan is t vkeep buttons' .
in glass bottles. A glance teUs, you
exactly what is inside, thus,saUig
a good deal of time which would Tw
taken up iu turning vb the buttons,
if Piltin a bp.