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No Safety Appliances for the
'train Crews - Murder of
Odgen, Utah. Dec.14-Without any
air brakes a west bound freight train
of to cars got beyond control and
crashed into an east bound frleght,
which was standing at the station of
Near Castle Rock the canyon
through which the railroad passes Is
narrow and the debris of the wreck
has competely blocked the right of
Forty demolished freight cars are
piled up on tale right of way and traf
fic was delayed 24 hours.
One brakeman and one fireman
were tiled,and a brakeman and fire
This is the company that recently
declared $38,000,000 in dividends and
yet were too poor to grant a $3,000,000
raise to the shop men now on strike.
The company is and was aware
that when they have no competent
men to make repairs that he equip
ment will remain In a dangerous state.
And in order to discourage the strikers
they send men out with these de
tective equipments and try to get
them over the road.
When ever there is a ioss of prop
death of the supporter, the diabolical
dreds of sleuths scouring the country
for the criminals. Jue'kce must be
When ever a workingman's home Is
ruined either by starvation or the
death of the suporter, the diabolical
representatives of law and order call
It business and commercial necer~:y.
One way to abodsh such a system is
to refuse to work when your fellow
workers are out on strike. It is
better to cripple a railroad han to
cripple your home.
SCA8 SHOO(fT UP THE TO'WN
Salt Lake. Utah Dec. 12-John C.
Hayden, 30 years old of 271 West 5th.
street, one of the striking railway car
men was probably mortaliy wounded
at 1 o' clock this morning in an an alter.
oation which to'k place in the roadway
immediately north of the St. Mark's
Hospital. Another bullet was sent
spinning through the coat collar of
Andrew Ounmundson. 22 years old of
I57 West 5th.. also a striking carman.
According to evidence these two men
were accosted by two scabs who in
r sulted them with scurrllious remarks
wlh reference to their union, and
without any provocation one of them
suddenly pulled a gun and com
menced shooting, the bullet entered
Haydens back and coursing upward
penetrated the intestines and the doc.
tore exonpresses beilef :uat it may prove
fatal The assailants have been cap
tured and both had revolvers
Hayden is known to be an upright
honorable man of high standing in the
hearts of his fellow men, and a man
who is of a very retiring disposeltlo
and would be the last to precipitate
any trouble. It is be hoped that the
good people of Salt Lake will rise up
In their wrath against the harboring
of such an element in their midst
who are a continual menance to
public safety and compel the railroad
company to rid the city of such unde
sirables and that the full limit of the
law will be meted out.
The strikers at Salt Lake are fully
confident of ultimate victory and are
prepared for the seire if it lasts un
til the grass grows again.
The ninth week of the strike on
the Harriman lines, places th., rom
San;" in such i:. .mbarrassing pha.e
thea It has not e 'n atempted to ruct
1'P, traffic as per time card.
The company oficials believed
that with the confesion of the McNa
maras the strike would be ended and
it has even solicited the aid of seyerrl
local newspapers to point out that
the strike was at an end.
The holiday trading season is open
at almost every point in the country
excpt ,n the Harriman lines and the
m.erchants are crying out against the
company for not settling the strike
and promote traffic instead of leaving
it at a stand still.
No engines as yet have been turned
out of any back shop that were in
condition for road service.
At Ran Francisco one engine was
thoroughly overhauled and it took a
frieght train as far as the yard limits
and was towed back by a switch en
gine to be again overhauled.
At Tucson, Aria. the trains are late
as usual.. The equipment is in such
shape that the cars will not hold to
At North Ptatte, Neb. three men
met their death. A brakeman was
found lying beside the track and just
before he died all he said was "grab
iron oose " No evidence was found to
make a case of it so the company
passed it up as a mystery.
A conductor was found with one
side of his head crushed apparently
done by a swinging car door. Nn evl
dendce, hence, another mystry.
A scab car inspector fresh from the
ranch was divided In two by a box
car. Suffice it Is to say he will scab
A bad cutting scrape took place at
Tucson, Arisona, within the stockade
or I-u!! p:. in which the railway com
pany houses the acabs.
Two negro coks mixed and one of
them got his throat cut from ear to
par and the ther had his arm nearly
severed off. They wee arrested and
taken before the ,olice magistrate.
who fined them 830 each. Had they
been union men Instead of scabs that
done the cutting, the men in all like
lihood would have been setenced to
the penitentiary for a number of
The following is taken from a cir
cular sent out from the strike head
"Every day brlngs us nearer to vic
tory, the men are standing firm and
steadfast for their rights, the few
weaklings have been weeded out and
it is a pleasant duty to report that in
a large number of cases the railroad
company refused to re-employ them,
they represent the dross of our organi
aation and their capibllitles as me
chanics have bxin tried aa.. found
wauting in the same proportion to
their lack of manhood and principle.
We find that the railroad company is
very presistent in their efforts to break
our ranks and are certainly making
the full use of the dirty press in cir
oulating the reports broadcast that
the strike is practically at an end and
large numbers of the men have re
turned to work. The railroad com
pany never has realised what it is
up against, more than they do now
the old tactics have been exhausted
and every conceivable plan has met
with the same defeat in their efforts to
disrupt our soHd front. Now that the
holidays are at hand It Is a wel' known
fact that they will use all means to
work on he sympathies of the men
and their families who have been
struggling manfully for their rights
even the hunger and want sta.l
among their ranks. Stand together
brothers even at greater sacrifice, this
tUike means the continued existance
of organized labor or it's extermin
titon and we all know what that Im
plies. Now Is the time for organ
ized labor to rally to the support of
the brothers on the firing line and
conribute In a manner befitting the
cause. Beware of the false reports
that are circulated In the press
"With weather conditions very fav
orab'e all over the system and with
the number of scabs at work at the
several shops, he railroad companies
are up against it in a bad way,what
will conditions be when the winter
weather sets In? Brothers we have
them beaten, and from all sections
the local officials ire not slow to ad
mit the fact. Itepors are to hand
from the Illnois Central that several
of the officials of both Iystems have
been called to Chicago, for what
purpose it is not known, but the fact
is being admitted on all sides that
the pr. nt state of affairs can not
endure but . short time."
MORE SOCIALINT VIC('IRIES.
G;runts lass, Ore.- The Soc~allst
won out iver his republican and dem
n~Kratic opponents in th.. municipal
e."act'ion, although th. Sociallist candi
date for mayor, E. V. Smith, was de
feated by asmall plurality. The So
cialists elected two aldermen
Last Tuesday the Soclalists of La
Grande, Oregon elected one alderman
BREMERTON, W ASH.
The Soclallts elected two council
men in the recent ea ction and narrow
ly missed carrying into office their
entire city ticket
Edmonds,. Was.-With republicans
and democrats combined against the
Socialists, the Socialists elected the
After the Stornn
In Lps Angeles
NATIONAL SOCIALIWr PRESS.
Los Angeles, Cal.,-The Socialists
over 4oyed at the magnlficient showing
made at the polls in the face of the
terrific odds against them. The Mc
Namara confeselon came at a time cal
culat. d to utterly destroy the force of
the whole Los Angeles movement.
Plans are on foot to hold a big
rally and jubilee meeting. Fifty thou
sand loyal workers stood firm
throughout the stormy hours and
voted solidly for Job Harriman. These
men and women will never waver in
their loyalty to the Socialist move
"Bu Id solidly by rolling up a big
party membership." is the word that
has gone forth. California Social
Democrat, the official organ of the
Social st party in the state, has sum
med up the situation In an edktorial,
under the heading "Socialism Wins
Vctory" which reads as follows:
Athough at the election Tues
day the Los Angeles Socialist tick
et and candidates were defeated at
the polls, the result was a most
substant al victory for Socialism.
Never has the working clams
fought such a political battue any
where In this or any other country
It was throughout a campaign
of agitation, educat on and or
ganization carled on under great
From its inception the Socialists
forced the fighting and brought
forward every affirmative Issue.
The one great principle under
lying evey local question raised
and discussed was the right of
At every step In the campaign
this was chadenged by the So
cialist and the opposition was not
permitted to escape or evade this
great Sociallst principle.
It was after the primary election
In which the Socialist ticket won
by nearly four thousand plurality
that there began the real struggle
of the campaign.
Los Angeles since the close of
the primary election has been the
storm center of the class-struggle
not only in America but in the
On the stage of action here
during the past four weeks and
passing in rapid view there has
been enacted all the farce, the
comedy and the gaunt, grim trag
edy always present wherever real
and not mimic battles are being
Socialists able to comprehend In
their fulness the Issues involved
therein--and none but Socialists
are able to so comprehend
emerge therefrom with an en
larued horizaon, a broader outlook
and a more cot fident assurance
of the final triumph of Socialism.
The Socialist ticket and candi
datas were defeated in the election
In Los Angeles December 5thl
but Socialism won a victory.
Harriman was defeated by the con
mayalp cl,-rk, attorney, treasur, r and
feur Upn'nllmen. The poor citlzt n'
ticket r ,'. ted only one councilman.
PEW·J LVANIA EM~CflON .
The ftolwi.ng Soclalists were. 'I, ,t
ed in We..t IBrownsville, 1 nsyl\arn ,
Wil nr LLton, Justice of the p.I,
R. . Norman. ('ouncllman.
H. L B.I Ir.r, Constable.
Wm. It Dawson. Inspector.
WestI rownrillh. Socialist h rrn, h
has a Ta2'. lairt,.rs and reading r 'inw
always .p n and make a free -- r1
u' of f lit- rature every fourth s rn
A tt-grove, Pt nnsylvanit ' h
Si tUct¢d the follow in ,f
Ithodes, Judge of el~e. n.
gton Swavely, Asseor
d lick . Inspeotor of , I' :,,.n
Itomlich, Auditor for r r
an Aandt. Auditor for :n ,
walela Eady, School direct, r for
Irvtl Hoffman, School director for
two y re.
HlartIy Ludy, School director for
aplr tshat resuited in the McNamara
plea o guilty sprung a few days b.e
fore * election, and the sent, ncinj
of the Cre on election day.
Seve ece thousand voters taken
from e Socaillsts by the pl,.as of
the Cu ty tirned the tide against the
workln clans party.
Not I. the bribery, corruption. coer
cion a force that was practised
would "e won had not the "con
fesilon" %ombehell heen exploded at
the hour when recovery was impos
Socialists agreed that there wtre at
least 20,000 votes that were not set
tied but which favored Ha-rlman and
his asmociates on the ticket.
Them we timid oaes, many of
them ,f 4e working clams, who be.
came ala ed at the "awful dis
closure" n the daily newspapers.
Every eft rt was made to connect
Harriman directly with the McNa
mara cae No point was left un
covered. The night before electljn
a large 8qsad of men were sent from
house to use In large districts telling
that H awlman had been arrested
charged 4Ith complicity in bribing
jurors in the McNamara case. The
fact that ch a deliberate falsehood
was not pported by the morning
newspaper made no impresion and
thousands eceived went determined
ly to the l1s and voted for the old,
discredit corrupt candidates
The dal papers with the bare ex
ception o the Scrilps paper, which
stood boy y by the Socialists to the
end, woud up with a cyclone of
outrageou falsehoods and vitupera
This ha a great effect on the waver
Inr wome who had been lukewarm.
Strong m work was done at the
polls in t section of the city where
the work were in the greatest
number. In the wealhy porion of
the city here the Socialists were
greatly umbered there was ilttle
difficulty carrying things with a
The mo ey spent on election da)
by the "0 Guard" is admitted to he
over $150, 00. They had a thousand
automobll , many of which were not
used othe than to bear Alexander
banners. The men who had pledged
the hire dt their machines to the
Socialists were in many Instance.
brbed, a high as $150 was paid to
drivers to'strip the Harriman banner
from thei" machines and substitute
"(ood Government" banners"
In the opposition to the Socialists
was a odmpact group consisting of
the preaclers, the saloon keel.ere, the
proprietons of all the gambling houses
and house of Ill fame. The churches
were still further aided by the women
who Inft alli the hotels and apart
ment houses where the white slav'e
traffic is openly acknowledged to ex
1st. All of the corrupt element in
the city banded together and fought
desp'rately to keep the Socialists out.
It is believed at least 6t,000 votes
(Continued on Pag. ,)
Berger Introduces Bill for Na
tional Ownership of
(lTy National Socialist Press.)
Washington, I). ('. lec.. 12-That
the democratic l.ade.rs In c longress in
tend to us. organize d labor as the
means to land a Wilson or a Harmon
in the White House is e'vident from
the present maneuvers of these poll
Never were capitalist l arty "state
men" as fortunate as the leaders of
the democratic house. With the re
publicans controlling the senate and
the White House there is nothing in
the ;.,glealave program of organized
labor that the democrats cannot ap
prove of in the House.
They can and no doubt wil pass a
bill against the use of injunctions in
labor disputes But this bill would
never see daylight in the senate..
Should they pass Repr.esentative.
IHenry's bid which exempts labor un
Ions from the operations of the She.r
man anti-trust law this measure would
certainly be kliled in the republican
And should the democratic House
pass any other labor measure the y
would no doubt die eith.er in the
senate or In the White House. In
fact, democrats have nothing to lose
by passing labor measures. Their
capita.lst masters know that they are
only bluffing. They k..,.. that th.
democrats would never pass labor
bills If they had an Inkling that such
bills would tass the Senate and re
ceive the President's signature
So the present sesion of Congress
is going to break the record for po
litical maneuvering To use a pop
ular expreslon: Labor will be worked
for all it Is worth so that unthinking
workingmen wli waste their votes on
democrats in 1912.
IPNITE' BRIGER TO PANAMA.
The House Committee on Interstate
Commerce has Invited Representative
Berger. the escialist member from
Wisconsin. to join a party of Con
gressmen who are to inspect the work
that is being done on the Panama
This committe is in charge of the
work that I. probably the greatest
undertaking in history. The job is
too big for private capital so the
government has to do it self. Berger
would have been glad 'o go on this
trip of Inspection, but could not leave
Washington at this time because of
Imporant legislation Is now pending.
The Socialist Reprentative's office
is again the scene of work and hustle
The room is crowed with dueuments
and boxes of printed speeches which
are sent to all parts of the country.
A millon copies of Berger's speeches
have been printed and sent out of
his office in this city. Eight hundred
thousand of these were copl, s of Ber.
geer's speech on the Socialist position
on the tariff. The rest were copies
of the old age pension speech.
Berger wishes to anounne, that those
deslr.ng to get coples of his speeches
in h Indi, lots should send their orders
to .John M. Work, National Secretay
Sclialist Party, 207 West Washington
Street, Chicago, Ill
OSCAR LAWLIERSJ RECORD.
It should be noted that the Feder
al Government selected a notorious
reaclonary and labor hator to prose
cute the so-called dynamiting caseo.
Oscar Ltawyer, of Los Angeles, who
has been apointed by the Attorney
General Wickersham as special pro.
s cutor. Is a man with a past.
TLawi,,r is the man who dictated the
notorious Ballinger white wash letter
which was afterward signed by Taft.
As a result of the scandal Taft was
fvre'd to drop Ballinger and Lawler
The later hireling is also the man who
p r,,nti, I the Mexican refugee in the,
days of the ilax regime.
'4t) ' VI'IONALIZE TRI'STB.
I, pr, -. tatl\e lerger has Intrr.
due, I a'ill In the House providing
for the nationg.Iization of all cllbin t
ions having more than 40 p. r. iL
monoply of the Ir respective inditri. s.
".ht n busin. ss cone rns.' says
Herger, "have reached a magnitude
whereby they can control the output
or the prices in an industry, it ir the
Imperative duty of the government to
condemn and acquire their properti. s
and to own and operate them for the.
Berger's bill provides that a bureau
of Industries shall be created by Con.
gr(ss to manage the acquired Indus
tries The acquisition shall be by a
joint commission of Congress which
is to appoint a receiver for the con
d,.mned plants and the appraisem-ents
of the actual physical valuation of the
tangible propt rty of the plants shall
bIe decieded by a jury of twel\ve . x
perts appointed by the joint commis
The receiver is to issue bonds in
lnominations of $50 bearing inter' st
at the rate of 2 per cen p. r annum
and shall offer these in exchange for
the property of the trusts. These
Should th.. trust owntrs r efuse to
s.el out the bill l.rovides hat "it shall
Ibe the duty of the President to employ
:such nmeans as may be necessary to
takel pos, ssion of the sanle."
.A(AINiT POWERS OFi C0OUTh8
Representative Thomas, of Ken
tucky, a prominent member of the
House Committee on Judiciary agrees
with Socialist Representative Berger
that Congres has absolute power to
define he jurisdiction of the United
States Supreme Court.
The Judiciary Committee had been
onsidering the Clayton bill which pro
tides that persons charged with In
direct contempt shall have the right
of a rial by jury A discussion arose
as to the re latlye Jurisdiction of the
courts and Congress. Thomas jumped
to hisfeet, and asked:
"I want to know what cause !n
the constitution gives the federal
courts the powers that they have been
exercising? I don' want to be refer
red to the meaningless 'Judicial pow.
er' clause. I want clauses giving
No one took up his challenge. A
few memebers smiled.
"I believe Congress has absolute
power over the federal courts," lihe
declared with emphasis.
"Do you be'lieve then that the Unit.'d
States Supreme Court cannot punish
for contempt unless Congress gives the
courts power to do so?" asked
Representatile Sterling, of Illinois, in
rather a surprised tone.
"It cannot-that's my opinion," an
ltepresentative Henry, of Texas, al
so showed that the rebellion of the
people against the despotism of the
courts is gradually reaching Congress
"The courts are the creatures of
Congress. Anti we can do with these
c'reatures as we please."
The sulprema'y of Congress over the
courts was first declared by tRepre
senta.tive Iterger in his old age pen
slon 1l.11. In this measure he forbade
the Sup.reme C'ourt to pass on the
validity of his act.
(omplett returns from the election
for members of Parliament in Switz
erland last month show that the So.
cialists increasted their scats from six
in the last session of the national leg.
Illatlve body to 15 in the new Par.
Ilament. The gain In the popular vote
was 23,000, raising the total Socialists
strn&nth in Switzerland from 80,000
to 105,000. This Is regarded as a re
m:rkable showing when it is consld
crý d that Bwltzerland. despite its
proud boast of blIing a democratic
',untllry, possesses an unfair and un
denillratic balllt slt, in under which
thousand of w,-rkers are distraa.