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thereby has autocratic control over
the lives of thousands o your work
ers and their dependents.
Until the men and women of Colo
rado unite to destroy the absolute
domination which you and your com
pany exercise through control of the
natural resources of thatx state, your
individual power and responsibility
must be recognized. Inasmuch as
the court has ousted from office by
this decision all of the officials whom
they could reach by law, and in view
of the fact that these men were found
to have been .mere tools and subor
dinates of the company, we submit
that the plain duty now devolves upon
you to discharge immediately those
of your agents and employes found
in this decision to have been guilty
of these crimes against free govern
ment, to the end that the workers in
the employ of your company may ex
ercise their sovereignty freely and
take that part in the election of judi
cial and administrative officers which
is guaranteed to them by the consti
tutions of Colorado and the United
States. Yours truly,
Frank P. Walsh,
Chairman, Committee on Industrial
Western Union Telegram
Seal Harbor, Me., July 14, 1916.
Frank P. Walsh, Chairman, Commit
tee on Industrial Relations, South
ern Building, Washington, D. C.
Your letter of July llhas just been
forwarded to me here where I am
spending my summer vacation and is
the first word which has reached me
in regard to the decision of the su
preme court of Colorado referred to
in your letter.
My office informs me that as yet
they have seen only newspaper ac
counts of the decision and at once
took steps to ascertain the facts.
Pending the receipt of this infor
mation I can only say that any of
fenses, no matter by whom commit
ted, which could have been justly
characterized in such language as
you have quoted would be quite as
abhorrent to me as to you, and I am
confident that no such conditions as
you describe could exist in the camps
of the Colorado Fuel and Iron Co.
under the plan of representation
wnicn was adopted Dy joint action ot -"
the pomnanv and its emnloves at the P
time of my visit to Colorado last fall.
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. .
AUTOS KILL THREE MORE AS
HOYNE'S WAR IS PUSHED
Three more were killed in aut07
mobile accidents last night. In the
meantime State's Att'y Hoyne is
carefully going over the situation,
and laying plans for ending the four
wheeled terror of the streets.
Albert Weber, 9, 4645 W. Harrison,
was struck and killed at Kilpatrick
av. and Harrison sL by an auto own
ed and driven by, Jacob Steinhauer,
2557 W. Van Buren. Steinhauer told
the police the accident was unavoid
able. He was not held.
Ralph Hatch, Woodstock, 111., and
his nephew, Anthony Hatch, 18, Ma
rengo, were killed when a North
western train hit the auto in which
they were riding at a grade crossing
Wm. Strossner, 2222 W. 21st pL;
Fred Koch, 2815 Farrell, and Otto
Renwanz, 2964 Arch st., were badly
injured when the auto in which they
were riding turned turtle in Argo, 111.
The physicians said Strossner saved
Koch's life by improvising a crude
turniquet from a wire that stopped
the flow of blood from a torn artery
in Koch's arm.
John Downey, 12, 9002 Cottage
Grove av., slipped and fell beneath 0
tne wneeis wnue noing on an auto
truck owned by the Riverdale Lum
ber Co. in South Chicago. He may
Flushing, L. I. Betty, a cat, prop
erty of Fort Dooley cafe, chose the
top limb of highest treet in town to
give birth to a litter of four kittens