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1THE DAY BOOK!
N. D. COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
S. PEOniA ST. CHICAGO, ILA.
Telephones gS2&-."sSSi ag
SUBSCRIPTION By Carrier In Chi
cago, 30 cents a Month. By Mall,
United States and Canada, $3.00 a
Entered as secend-class matter April
21, 1914, at. the postofflce at Chlcasro.
I1L, under the Act of March 3. 1879.
. THE STRIKE SETTLEMENT.
The miners' strike at Clifton, Ariz.,
has been settled. The 5,000 copper
miners who struck in September last
year for higher wages and union rec
ognition have returned to work, un
der a compromise agreement which
provides a sliding scale of wages, but
does not accord recognition of their
union. Upon the whole, it is a vic
tory for the miners, which was made
possible by the action of Gov. Hunt
of Arizona in refusing to permit the
importation of gunmen and strike
breakers under the protection of the
state militia. The strike settled, the
mine owners will now turn their en
tire attention to the effort being
made by them, through the news
papers they control, to bring about
the recall of Gov. Hunt.
The leading corporation involved
is the Phelps-Dodge Co., more gen
erally known as the "Copper Queen
Crowd." This company In 1912
earned 23 per cent on its $45,000,000
capital and pays regularly a 15 per
cent dividend. It is claimed that the
Clifton properties paid in 1912 a div
idend of 146 per cent on a capital
of $1,000,000. Copper sold then for
about one-half the present price. It
would appear that the miners had
something coming to them. At any
rate, the outcome of the big strike is
in refreshing contrast to that of the
Colorado coal miners' strike, where
the Rockefeller interests controlled
the state executive and sent in hired
thugs to shoot down the strikers un
der state protection.
If there is any predicate for the re
call of Gov. Hunt in the solution of
the Arizona troubles we are too dense
to perceive it.
CHIVALRY AND SHAME. Major
Smith, you're a devil among the la
dies when Friend Wife entertains her
select tea parties at the Smith domi
cile. You're noted for your courtly man
ners. You make every guest feel
she's a reigning queen.
The finest flower of southern chi
valry has nothing at all on you.
Why don't you talk the same way
to your stenographer. She comes a
whofe lot nearer being a queen, in
brains at least, than the dames you
flatter in your diningroom.'
And why don't you swat the rough
stuff you know is pulled by your
foremen in the factory where the wo
men and girls work? You know how
they snarl at them and bulldoze
them, thinking ignorantly that they
get more work out of them by such
actions. You know how these fore
men bawl out the women because
they are women if they were men
it would be a punch in the jaw for
We don't blame you for being po
lite, major. We don't blame any
body for being as polite under all cir
cumstances as his nature, will per
mit But a lot of folks are polite in the
As long as you bully your stenog
rapher and a3 long as the girls in
your factory shrink when the fore
man approaches your smirking and
smiling and studied deference are an
insult to every women you meet
Major, did you ever hear of a
Well, you're one I