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Well, the poor old Inter-Ocean is
Peace to its ashes it was killed in
the house of its friends.
It stood by Special Privilege until
the last dog was hung and was the
last dog itself.
It couldn't get circulation because
it served Big Business and then Big
Busmesswouldn't advertise because
it didn't haye the circulation.
A new era is on in journalism. The
people are getting wise. They are
learning how to kill off newspapers
that betray them.
Two years ago the Chicago trilst
press combined to kill off a few labor
Those unions will be alive and do
ing "business when more Chicago pa
pers have been buried in the same
grave with the L.-0.
That was a sad ending of the life
of Post of Battle Creek one of the
bitterest foes of, union labor in this
He used newspaper advertising
space to roast trades unions, and
withdrew his advertising from papers
that wouldn't let him use for that
purpose the space he had bought, to
advertise Grape Nuts and Postum.
He was one of the .leaders of Big
Business in a war on labor organiza
tion. But it didn't bring him happiness.
He finally took his own life.
And rriarty of the newspapers that
he patronized with- big advertising
contracts will now tell us what a big
man he was.
Post worked hard, made money
and was, in the eyes of the world,
What was the end of that success?
He stuck the end of a rifle in his
mouth and pulled he trigger with his
Isn't it strange that a successful
man should sentence himself to
The first price Post paid for money
success was his health. But he
couldn't swap his money for his
health. The final price he paid was
His money is still here. He didn't
take it with him into the next world.
It would be charitable to charge
Post's hostility to workingmen to the
effect of long illness on his mind.
EVERY STATE REPRESENTED AT
BIG SOCIALIST MEET
Sixty-seven delegates, represent
ing every state in the union, are at
tending the convention of the na
tional committee oT the Socialist
Yesterday's session was taken up
for the most part to organization
work. Oscar Ameringer was elected
chairman and Mrs. Ida Callery of Ar
kansas was elected secretary.
It is expected that there will be
a punch in the report of the com
mittee on resolutions which will be
submitted today. The Colorado hor
ror will be gone into and President
Wilson asked to demand the same re
spect for the U. S. flag in Colorado as
the U. S. demandfe in Mexico.
Adolph Germer, vice president of
the Illinois Miners' District Union,
who was in Colorado during the trou
ble, told of some of the outrages Jie
"In Ludlow," he said, "militiamen
poured fire into miners' tents on
which American flags were flying. In
Trinidad, when the women paraded
as a protest against the arrest of
"Mother" Jones a militiaman tore the
stars and stripes from the standard
bearer and then struck here with the
Chairman Ameringer says the So
cialist platform this year will be
largely based on the 1912 platform.
Plans for a party newspaper were
debated for several hours yesterday
but no- decision made.
Permission to- loop the loop re
fused, Linopln Beachy, aviator, by
South Park Board.