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GREAT LABOR TRIAL ON IN COLORADO!
MINERS? LEADER CHARGED WITH MURDER
BY WILLIAM MACLEOD RAINE
(Author of "The Vision Splendid,"
"The Highgrades," etc.)
Trinidad, CoL April 23. Colo
rado's great coal strike is over 'but;
John R. Lawson, now on trial for
alleged murder of mine guard, his
wife and daughter.
the Kockefeller's are busy rubbing
the salt of persecution into the
wounds it left. t
The trial of John H. 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 labor trial
since the McNamara cases.
Nominally the labor leader is to be
tried 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 legally their own, and to do-
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