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NEW BANNER OF UNEMPLOYED
' READS "REVOLUTION"
A new banner hung above the un
employed at their meeting last night
It was a red streamer on" which was
printed in white letters the -word
"Revolution." It is twice as large as
the black hunger banner which
stands beneath it, reading "Hunger."
"I want to ask you for your sup
port in the action which will be tak
en by m a week fromjiext Sunday,"
John Laughman said. "We intend to
conduct a parade against a permit.
We are going further than a parade.
We are going to make the police and
the people meet this issue. It has
come to a showdown."
Laughman spoke for nearly an
hour, ridiculing the police an dstool
pigeons, who were in the hall.
'"Last Wednesday a stool pigeon
entered this hall in the disguise of a
workingman. Today I noticed he is
"A week from next Sunday we will
probably be opposed py a member of
the force who took part in the Hay
market riot We, who proclaim our
selves as anarchists; have nothing to
apologize for which occurred during
the Haymarket riot"
Following Laughman, Mrs. Lucy
Pateons condemned the blue ticket
system instituted by the public wel
"Your fathers a thousand years
ago -wore .rings o firon around their
necks," she said. "You are compelled
t produce colored tags to live. Re
fuse the damnable blue tickets and
when work opens go and fight for it."
John Kendricks, Socialist, denied
the assertion made by one of the
speakers that the Socialists were
holding back from the movement
A number jof placards, to be car
ried during the parade, stood against
the "walls of the hall. On one of them
.was painted the picture of the rat
tlesnake, which was labeled "Labor."
at contained the dates "1776 to 1916"
fend warning, "Don't tread oiLine." 1
Two resolutions were adopted t
the colse of the meeting. The first
stated the unemployed needed the
present aid which was being given to
war sufferers, starving Chinese and
Florida waterfowl, and called on "the
slave class to resist the payment of
The second read: "Whereas, The
city of Chicago is so bUBy with pol
itice and elections that it has no time,
and evidently no desire, to seriously
consider the desperate situation of
the unemployed; therefore be it re
solved, that unemployed of Chicago
refuse to be any longer fed on empty
words and promises and from now on
we wil ltake such steps as we deem
necessary to better our conditions,
whether or not such actions are con
sidered legal or illegal. Necessity
knows no law."
GRUESOME FIND LEADS TO
Detroit, Mich., Feb. 11. Although,
convinced that the two human skulls,
feet and hands found wrapped in
an acid-soaked canvas bag in 'a rub
bish pile in the rear of & house "at
627 Beaubien st, were the discarded
property of a modeler, police today
prepared to make thorough inquiry
into the gruesome find. Discovery to
day of an did satchel, containing
clothing bearing the name "M. P. A.
Easton," near the spot where the hu
man parts were found was the one
definite clue on which the detectives
started their investigation.
Easton, who conducted a negro
mission at 661 Beaubien st, died sev
eral days ago. HI wife, who lived in.
Chicago and from whom he had beea
separated for several years, visited
police headquarters 'this morning
with the demand that investigation
be made into several mysterious cir
cumstances in connection with Bad$
ton's death. The woman told detec
tives she was convinced there was
some connection between the finding
of the human heads and the death of