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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 20, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 5

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WRITER EXPLAINS CIVIL WAR
CHANCES IN COLORADO
'John Reed, magazine writer, who
left Villa's army in Mexico to join
Don MacGregor's army on the "Hog
back" near Walsenburg, CoL, was
at Hull House yesterday with Judge
Lindsey and the Ludlow tent colony
women.
- Reed explained why the whole
state of Colorado may be touched off
into civil war any day now: .
"Both militia and strikers are sup
posed to give up their guns. The
only men permitted to carry arms are
tthe federal troops. That is the pre
sumption. And it is only a presump
tion. "Both sides have undoubtedy hid
den guns where they can get them at
a few hours' notice.
"The miners don't like the ar
rangements under which the federal
troops operate. The federals have
p'romised protection to all scabs who
worked in the mines before the Lud
low outbreak.
"The federal officers have orders to
allow no strikebreakers to be import
ed. But any man who will swear that
he was employed in the mines pre
vious to the Ludlow massacre can
go to work.
"This is a bad arrangement. It
gives the mine owners a chance to
keep their mines partially running
and from day to day adding new
strikebreakers.
"This point will be specially called
to President Wilson's attention by the
party going to see him in behalf of
Colorado."
FOUR NAMED BY BOY-FORGER
ARE INDICTED
The grand jury returned four true
bills yesterday as a result of iheir in
vestigation into professional bonds
men which was ordered by Judge Mc
Kinley after Nicholas Socrates, self
confessed boy-forger, had told of
giving up money to a ring of four.
All four named" by the boy were
Indicted. They were: J. J. BJsdon,
an attorney; William W Congdon,
Wm. McEwan and John Wagner,
professional bondsmen.
The boy stated that he had forged
a check for $340. This amount, he
claims, was divided among the four.
The grand jury returned conspiracy
indictments. "This charge is punish
able by a fine of $2,000 or 5 years in
the penitentiary or both.
Immediately after the action of the
grand jury was taken, State's Att'y
Hoyne went into conference with
Chief Justice Olson of the Municipal
Court and plans to eliminate the evils
of the bonding system were gone
over.
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KHMUKIISSB
When th' gals was so modest they
pulled down th window shades every
time they changed their minds an'
th' dresses they wore t' parties didn't
show five knobs o' their backbone."
The Millionaire (declining to- pur
chase post-impressionist creation).
Noth'n' doin'! Why, my maiden a'nt
cud darrn a better picture '.n that.
Punch,
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