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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, June 05, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 9

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THE DAY BOOK
N. D. COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
COO SO. PEORIA ST. CHICAGO, ILL
- , , Editorial, Monro 333
leleptlOneS Circulation. Monroe 3S2S
SUBSCRIPTION By Carrier In Chicago.
30 centg a Month. By Mall. United
States and Canada. $3.00 a Tear.
Entered 'as second-class matter April
21. 1914. at the postottice at Chicago,
111. under the Act ct March 3. 1879.
PUT THEM ON TRIAL! Follow
ing is the indictment of the Rockefel
lers by the federal industrial relations
commission:
"Political domination, intimidation
of the" governor, contempt for gov
ernment and the American people as
a whole, prostitution of the state to
private interests, utter contempt and
disregard for state and federal con
stitutions as well as statute laws; the
horror of the Ludlow massacre; ex
ploitation ofihelpless miners by eco
nomic pressure and the viler forms of
larceny; the attempt to make it ap
pear that the coalcompanies had met
in conference representatives of the
strikers when such was not the case."
These things were shown, says
Chairman Walsh, by the testimony of
young Rockefeller and his personal
lieutenants.
The accused are today probably sit
ting in their easy chairs contemptu
ously asking: "Well, what are you
going to do about it?" They think
that they can safely rely upon the
results of this commission's months
of work going into the archives to be
forgotten like most all committee
work. But shall this be so?
What are the American people go
ing to do about it?
If a whole state is suborned and
murder perpetrated by private parties
is there no power in America that can
reach the guilty? The field of gov
ernmental prostitution, mjlrder lar
ceny, violation of all law may be
Colorado today and Ohio, Florida or
any other state tomorrow. Slavery
and murder of helpless workmen and
the "viler forms of larceny," in Colo
rado today the same in any other
community where great wealth has
its way tomorrow!
Lawson, leader of the miners, is
under life sentence for a murder he
did not even see perpetrated. The
men who hired that horrible Ludlow
massacre done sit in their elegant of
fices and defy God and all human
law. Either this a country where
all men are equally entitled to lib
erty and justice or it is a country
wherein such rights are purchase
able. It is time to try this out
We demand that steps be taken to
indict and try the men who bought
Colorado and hired scoundrels to
crush or murder her working people.
To put the findings of that com
mission away in a pigeon-hole to rot
is to admit that we do not care for
liberty and that American justice is
a brazen strumpet
SHORT ONES '
After one has cultivated the Char
lie Chaplin taste for a time it must be
excruciatingly funny to see airship
bombs explode in bedrooms and
among women and children.
Facts wanted in the Lusitania mat
ter? That's easy; 116 Americans
killed; over 1,100 non-combatants
done to death in the ocean roadway
without warning.
We are beginning to wonder
whether or not the German subma
rines will permit us to use the Atlan
tic ocean to bathe in this summer.
The president of Andorra receives
a salary of $15 a year and probably
is the one ruler who earns his salary.
That suffragist movement is get-
ting serious. Now they are killing'
99 out of every 100 roosters in Iowa.
Possibly the reasons the Russians
quit Radom was the fear the Teu-
tons would raid 'em. '

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