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one? sluggers anc the police force of the city of Chi
cago, paid for by the people of Chicago, are helping the
rich and powerful clothing hogs of Chicago to whip the
garment workers of Chicago into slavery.
Men have been cruelly slugged and maimed, women
and girls have been slugged, insulted and beaten. Hun-
dreds have been man-handled or brute-handled and
arrested without cause. Lawlessness by the supposed
guardians of the law has shamed and disgraced Chicago
You cowardly newspaper publishers haven't the
manhood or the courage to fight for humanity and for a
square deal for these exploited brothers, and sisters
yes, your brothers and sisters in the sight of God, and
'You run big headlines about the war in Europe. You
sensationalize the murder-of soldiers in the trenches.
You print big stories of murder and scandal and sport.
But you haven't the sand to fight like the very devil
for peace in Chicago, and for justice for thousands of
men, women and children.
Is the effect of the fratricidal war in Europe any
worse in its effect on men, women and children than the
effect of this industrial war right here in Chicago?
Isn't life just as dear to the garment workers and
their babies, as to the soldiers of Europe's kings and
Don't YOU know, every mothers son of you, that life
is just as dear to the garment workers and their loved
ones, as it is to YOU and YOUR loved ones?
Why are YOU afraid of the clothing hogs? What
do YOU owe them?
YOU publishers have ruled this town for years. It is
a newspaper-governed city. YOU can't escape your re
sponsibility. YOU can force the greedy clothing hogs
What are YOU going to do about it?
N. D. COCHRAN, Editor of The Day Book.