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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 23, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 8

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COLORADO MINE WAR SUBJECT
AT GRACE CHURCH FORUM
. The open forum at the Grace
church was addressed by W. L. Chen
ery, a newspaper man, on the "In
dustrial War in Colorado" last night
- Chenery was an editor of the Rocky
Mountain News during the strike,
one of the few papers in Colorado
which printed the truth about the
mine war.
Chenery gave the history of the
strike and spoke of the Ludlow mas
sacre, the attacks on tent colonies,
intimidation of miners, how on Sept.
,22, 1913, when the miners refused to
work, 11,000 people were driven from
their homes and forced to dig holes
in the plains to keep from freezing,
being without shelter for two days in
a raging blizzard. He told of cor
rupt politics, of the heroism of
"Mother" Jones and of the courage
of the miners.
"The first and most important of
the miners' demands was to enforce
the laws of Colorado," said the
speaker. ''Can you imagine the
Satire of this demand. Mind you, a
state of the United States with good
laws not enforced.
"The average deaths from acci
dents in the Colorado mines have
been three to one compare with any
other state in the union. Half of
these deaths were admitted to be pre
ventable. "This is a class war and I do not
believe that another state in the
union has been so disrupted by hate
as this one has. Every person in
Colorado is on one side or the other.
"One of the most striking things I
noticed," he continued, "was the
friendly feeling which existed be
tween the strikers and the militia
when the latter first arrived on the
scene. For two weeks the men
.-played baseball and the soldiers were
enteretained at parties. Then, with
the exception of three troops, they
were withdrawn. The men left were
yearly all paid mine guards. These
are the men who operated the ar- 1
mored auto and machine guns.
"There has been peace and justice
since the federal troops have been 1
on the scene and we may rest as- f
sured that as soon as they are with
drawn war will start all over again."
In response to a question Chenery
said that government ownership of
the mines was the best solution of
the problem.
John D. Rockefeller was severely
condemned by different speakers.
More than 300 people attended the
meeting in the parish house, follow
ing a short service in the church by
Rev. Waters.
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HE HAD A LOT OF 'EM, BUT THE
LAST ONE GOT HIM
New York, Nov. 23. Having sur
vived 33 "police pinches" for auto
mobile joyrides, innumerable aerial
sprints and a trip replete with ad
venture around the world in his
yacht Mist, Harold Osgood Binney,
New York's prize eccentric, finally
succumbed to the laws of nature
through the dross medium of an over
dose of headache powders.
His body was cremated today in
accordance with his expressed be
lief that if his mortal remains were
incinerated his "immortal remains
wouldn't be."
The last 25 of Binney's 47 years
teemed with the spectacular. He was
a sculptor, painter, chemist, civil and
electrical engineer, physicist, lawyer,
yachtsman, cosmopolite and believer
in ideas.
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DULL THUDS
If you steal money you can serve
your sentence and get some time off
for good behavior. But you never
get off that easy when you marry
money.
A bachelor can be a fool and live
in blissful ignorance of the fact. But
a married man is reminded of it a
dozen times a day. Cincinnati En-qulrerj
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