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cause It didtft stop It after "know
ing enough about it to figure out
what was liable to happen.
The constitution gives an Amerr
lean citizen the right to arm himself
and to kill in defegs'S-of his home
and his life; and I don't believe there
is a red-blooded editor in the country
who would not arm himself and shoot
to kill, if HIS wife and HIS babies
had been murdered at Ludlow
whether the murdering was done by
a band of savage Indians, hired gun
ners or by equally savage state militia
or federal troops.
I don't think either the state or the
federal government ought to PER
MIT such cold-blooded murder for
the alleged protection of property
rights, and I do believe that if it
does PERMIT it, then the workers
should have the same right, at least,
to protect life that their employes are
PERMITTED to have to protect prop
erty. I could agree with what the Ohio
paper has said if I believed that the
government was really the people's,
government; but it isn't and we alf
know it; and when we harp on that
lovely democratic theory we are .not
even fooling ourselves.
If I hate anything! hate war, but
I don't want to see people murdered
in cold blood with not even a fighting
chance. And even if a government
thatmurders men, women and chil
dren in cold blood is THEIR govern
ment, I don't believe they ought to
love that government well enough to
stand upi and let It murder them.
And when men, women and chil
dren are murdered in cold blood, as
they were atL.ud.low, I'm not going
to blame it on them on any fool the
ory thajt they murdered themselves
because it was THEIR government
that murdered them.
Rev. Albert Bassett, First Presby
terian Church, Evanston, and Burton
Thatcher, choir' singer, left coats In
haU during service. 'Robber entered.
Nw pvercoate gone. . -
' TELEGRAPH BRIEFS
Santa Barbara, Cal. Coroner
verdict in death of C. W. Postmil-,
lionaire cereal feed manufacturer,
suicide by shooting.
New Orleans. Geo. P. Adarns. 35,r
dying of tuberculosis and wantedMor
forgery in San Francisco, said to have
Fort Smith, Ark. Gil Siler, charg-'
ed with murder of Mrs. McFadden Sil
er, his sister-in-law, sentenced to 21
years in penitentiary.
London. Bomb, supposed totoave
been placed by suffragets, exploded in
gallery Metropolitan Tahernacle.
Slight damage. "
Denver. Gov. Miller of Maryland
declared whipping post in that stale
had greatly reduced crime. Potential
offenders fear that variety of public
disgrace. ' i
Portage, Wis. Reported -that
Rkigling Bros., circus men, are about
to dispose of their business because
of lack of baby boys in forthcoming
generation to follow their footsteps.
AMiddletown, O. 2 persons dead, 3
injured, result of auto accident.
? West Orange, N. J. 'Cigarets not
tolerated. They .dull the brain," was
order that met 6,700 Edison Company
FEAR MAYS GIRL HAS FALLEN
INTO HANDS OF NEGROES
The family of Marjorie Mays, the
17-year-old girl who disappeared
while On her way to work May 1,
fears that she has fallen into the
hands of negroes.
; The father, W. H. Mays, is one of
the state's most important witnesses
in the case of Isaac C.Bond, the ne
gro held for the slaying of Ida Leeg
son, the art student who was found
murdered Oct. 6.
' Mays says that shortly after he ap
peared before the grand jury in the
Bond case, a man, - whose voice
sounded like a negro, called up and
made threats against tbp- family, -