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they start a scandal on you and blast
you. Let me tell you what happened
to Judge Lindsey.
You have heard of the Children's
Court. You have, perhaps, some idea
of the personality of the heroic little
man who for fifteen years has fought
the Beast in its own jungle.
Would you have expected that
when his aged mother underwent an
operation on her eyes and went
about for months with a bandage
that it would be reported in the "best
society" in Denver that the judge had
blacked his old mother's eyes?
And if you say this was mere idle
gossip let me tell you that they
hired a man to impersonate Ben
Lindsey and to frequent the brothels
of the city.
The "little judge" was married re-
cently, and his young wife was in a
delicate condition, and in his absence
these stories were sprung upon her.
A newspaper reporter stood outside
her room, in a Denver hotel, and, be
ing refused an interview, called these
stories over the transom to her. As
a result, she paced the floor in an
agony of distress, and lost her child.
And if you think the judge of the
Children's Court is alone in this ex
perience, let me mention what an-
other public man tojd me, that three
days after he took an independent
stand 'on an important question, there
( was a rumor about town that he was
"living with an opera singer."-
Another, a man of most ascetic
character and life, was made a
JA nervous, wreck by a vile scandal, in-
jurious to an innocent young lady.
I have told about this at some
length. It is more important than
C you might at first realize. Here is a
i critical situation. Almost anything
might happen at any minute, and al-
' most all the sources of news distribu-
tionare in the hands of enemies of
the public welfare.
It is above, everything else import
ant that in this crisis the miners
should keep the sympathy of the pub
lic. To the operators- iC Is above I
T everything else important that they
should lose it.
I want to do what I can to warn
you, to prepare you for any devilment
that may be attempted. I want the
people to know what kind of men
are in control in Colorado, and what
weapons they are using in their fight.
I say that I do not think the work
ing men of this country have ever
faced a more serious crisis than this
one. The corporations have pursued
a policy of lawlessness and brutality;
if they are permitted to get away with
it undisturbed, it will be an encour
agement to every other lawless cor
poration in the land. If, on the other
hand, they can be beaten back from
their prey, it will be a warning to ex
ploiters of labor that they have gone
I will repeat what I said in a speech
at a mass-meeting in the state capi
tol at Denver:
"Rockefeller has murdered labor.
The question now before the coun
try is, shall he be permitted to rob
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