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, WHO THE ltfURDERERS ARE IN COLORADO
Last December, at the suggestion of Governor Amnions, a Committee
of five was appointed by John R. McLennon of the State (Colorado) Fed
eration of Labor to investigate charges made against the militia in the Den
ver convention of the federation. This committee was a representative one.
James. H. Brewster, vha Wrote the report, was fpr years pofeewr of law
at the University of Michigan, an impartial citteen.wno-had gone to Colorado
for his health. " ,
The governor empowered the committee to fully investigate conditions
and take testimony. The stenographic records of 153 witnesses Hied 760
typewritten pages. ' , ,
In their report, the five men on the, committee unanimously, agreed lhat
Lieut. E. K. Linderfelt, who was in charge df the multia quailed near
Ludlow, was. doing all in his power to provoke the strikers to violence. It
seemed to the committee that he was especially .anxious to. get Louis Tikas
(leader of Ludlow ,tent colony) into trouble." Gnce he arretted khim for
some trivial offence and held him, without lodging a charge against him.
The report reads:
"We have reason ta .believe that if is his (Linderfelt'i) deliberate pur
pose to provpke the strikers to bloodshed. Every decent member of the
militia who knows Louis Tikas will testify that he is an admirable man for
the plaqe he fills; thafhe is fair, 'and that he will assist the milillk in every.,
proper way in policing the neighborhood, yet it is this man whom Under-
felt tries to provoke in order that so ,le other members Of the colonyswil!
be aroused out of sympathy, and t is this man whom Linderfelt is reported
to have threatened to kill on the slightest provocation." t
Louis Tikas, was vkillpd by. the militia under, Linderfelt in the attack on
Ludlow when two women and 11 children were killed. From the Survey. v
No plan is Indispensable. The world will continue toTwag.on,inthe
same queer old way after you are dead, just aa It did before' you were born. '
Thrust your finger Into the ocean, draw it out, and if there remains a
hole it will be the measure of your ultimate importance
So, men and brothers, forjieaven's sake don't gettheviIT habit.
Really-big men don't haro to put on "side." They're) interested in.
their worjc and so conscious i the immensity of whit they don't know .and
can't do that they haven't time to waste on being stuck up-ljecause of what
they do knowor have done.
Great men are always simple men; that is, if they're great and' sane.
Qp.ce in a wfiile earth spawns an egomaniac freak like Napoleon whose self- ',
conceit and hauTeur are 'as colossal as is his genius. But they're the .rare
exceptions. The run of men who are truly great are as tnfly simple and
humble. Witness Lincoln, Edison, Darwin -and al the great musicians,
painters and. poets.. ' - ; '
If you really are IT, you won't need to try to show It rit will be evident
in spite of appearances. v
But if you are simply trying to get away with, a-bluff, remember the
higher you soar the more painful will be your fall whenthe bluff ,te catted.
, One of the newest evening slippers, something across from button- to
has a button on each-side Qf tlje in- button when caring to wear toe foot
steps o that the wearer may fasten j wear in the street.