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This much we may say: That when
the economic factions of a war,
whether a civil war or a class war,
are present, then sooner or later
fighting will begin.
There were "mine guards" and
company detectives to "keep order."
When things got worse, the state mil
itia was brought in, and new com
panies were recruited, consisting (by
official admission of Adjutant General
Chase) of from 770 to 90 per cent
of employes of the coal companies
30 to 40 per cent of "mine guards!"
The same ruffians who horrified the
country in West Virginia and Michi
gan now armed with the weapons
and clad in the uniform of the state!
How did they behave? The coun
try ought to know the story by now:
How they jailed men and women by
scores and held them incommuni
cado. How they rode down a pro
cession o fwomen and children, sa
bering and maiming young girls. How
they deliberately tortured men and
murdered prisoners in cold blood!
Then came Ludlow the destruc
tion of a tent colony full of women
and children by machine gun and
torch. The country has never heard
of a tenth of the horror of this event.
It has never heard of the CAR
LOAD OP QUICKLIME THAT WAS
BROUGHT IN TO HELP in KEEP
ING DOWN THE DEATH LIST. It
has never heard of the score or two
who were missing and have been
missing ever since.
But it heard enough, ajid so did the
The authority of the DEBAUCHED
GOVERNMENT OP THE STATE
was overthrown, and, believe me
once for all, those who talk of restor
ing it have no idea of the number of
people in Colorado and elsewhere
who are PLEDGED TO DIE, IF NEED
BE, TO PREVENT ITS BEING RESTORED.
Hub, Is believed to have been fatally
wounded by the discharge of a gun
which he was cleaning on a ranch at
Cedar Edge, Col. The bullet entered
the left breast. He has been in ill
health for some time.
SHOT BY ACCIDENT '
Beaumont Lytton, 21-year-old son
of Henry C. Lytton, president of The
BRICKS START TO MOVE
Brick, handled by union men, be
gan moving this morning. The em
ployes are very gleeful. By the set
tlement of the strike it will be possi
ble to move 177,000,000 brick by the
end of the week.
William Schlake, head of the Illi
nois Brick Co., says the action
averted the "worst industrial war" in
history, whic hwould have come next
year, had the union men won this.
The strike vote on 98 railroads, on
which members of the Brotherhood
of Locomotive Engineers and the
firemen are employed, is still going
on. The result will be unknown for
several weeks. '
CROOKS ACT AS FIREMEN
Crooked bankers, grafters, yegg
men, wife murderers, ordinary mur
derers, auto bandits, and other mem-'
bers of the criminal family, stood
hand in hand and fought a myster
ious fire that destroyed the rattan
shop at the Joliet pen. And though
they had several chances no one tried
Pete Van Vlissengen, bank forger,
Dr. Haldane Clemenson, Wm. Cheney
Ellis, Dr. Harry E. Webster, Teddy
Webb and "Towhead" Rabineau were
among the "firemen."
WHAT ABOUT SUFFRAGE?
"They're going to knock out the
women's suffrage law," was the word
flashed around Chicago last night.
"They" means the judges of the State
Supreme Court, who have the fate of
the law in tlreir hands.
It's up to the court to announce a
decision during this term of the court,
which ends June 18 or 19.
Three gunmen pinched after gun
battle on interurban car near Joliet.
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