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"If God had intended that one set
of men should do all of the -work and
none of the eating He would have
made them all hands and no mouths.
And if He had intended that another
set of men should do all ofthe eating
and none of the work He would have
made them all mouths ana no hands."
"Duties of conductors are easy and
we have many more applications for
places than we have places," he said.
Conditions of employment with the
Pullman Co. "has done more than
anything else to- uplift the colored
race," and credit should be given the
company for opening the way to so
many jobs for negroes, according to
the son of the man who signed the
"Do you consider $27.50 a month
sufficient to enable a negro porter to
support himself and family in com
fort," he was asked.
"Absolutely not," he replied. "The
situation annoys me very much."
He admitted if tips were abolished
the company would have to pay high
er wages. Com.- Garretson suggested I
the stockholders of the company are
the real tip-takers instead of the por
ters. Lincoln said it might work out
that way as a mathematical proposi
tion. Garretson hinted that the company
owns its porters in somewhat the
same way as slave owners owned ne
groes before the war. He asked
whether this control isn't "something
of a parallel of conditions before the
war, when some of the railroads ac
tually owned their brakemen?"
"I couldn't say," safd Lincoln.
Pullman Co. is capitalized at $120,
000,000, has no bonded indebtedness
and has paid 8 per cent since 1900,
Lincoln stated. In 1898 cash divi
dend was 30 per cent, with added
stock dividend of 50 per cent. Total -cash
dividends have been $159,116,
775. Total assets now are $133,917,-261.
Isadore Cohen, oreranizer. will
speak at meeting of Fur Workers'
union today, 1145 Blue Island av.
MRS. LAWSON CALLS HUSBAND'S VERDICT AN
OUTRAGE "IT WILL BE PUT ASIDE"
Los Angeles, Cal., JVIay .5. "We'll
leturn to him now," said Mrs. John
R. Lawson today, speaking for her in
valid self and her young daughter
Fern, who were sent by the labor
leader to friends here to escape the
strain of the murder trial at Trinidad.
"I haye not slept since I received
John's telegram stating that1 he was
found guilty and sentenced to life im
prisonment, "My daughter and I have not; lost
confidence. They never will send
him to the penitentiary. This ver
dict will be put aside.
"Why, I am entirely familiar with
every side of the case and the verdict
is an outrage. My husband was 12
miles from where the deputy was
killed that day. I am astounded over
"Ten million laboring men are cry
ing for justice for my husband. I am
proud to say that the workingmen by
whom he stood when the yneeded a
leader and friend are returning his
friendshi by their loyalty to him in
Mrs. Lawson suffered a complete
nervous collapse at the time of the
Ludlow massacre, a year ago last
month. The suffocation of innocent
women and children in the "death
hole" so unnerved her that she has
neve rrecovered her former health.
Despite her weakened condition she
insisted upon remaining at her hus
band's side throughout the remainder
of the famous strike, until his trial for
murder was scheduled. Fearing a
verdict of guilty returned under her
very eyes might again prostrate her,
Lawson prevailed upon her to come