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GREAT LABORS TRML ON IN COLORADO!
MINERS' LEADER-CHARGED WITH MURDER
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BY WILLIAM MACL-EOD RAINE
(AutAor of "Tire Vision Splendid,"
"The Highgrdes," etc.)
Trinidad, pol.,April .23. ;ColpT
John R. Lawson, now on trial for
alleged murder of mine guard, his
wife and daughter.
the Rockefeller's are busy rubbing
the salt of persecution into the
wounds it left.
The trial of John R. Lawson of the
Colorado Miners' Strike Policy com
mittee, which began here April 21, is
the crux of the legal end of the strike
and the most important lahpr trial
since the McNamara cases.
Nominally "the labor leader is to be
ktried for the murder of a mine guard
named Nemo, on Oct 23, 1913, but
the real issue at stake cuts far deeper.
Upon the result of this trial hinges,
the question of whether citizens have
a right to organize, to gather on
ground legaHjr-their wn, and tojle-