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jsvage earners of this country de
mand and that ?s a square deal,
and we propose to have it,even
though we have to fight for it
We don't wanrcharity; we don't
want favors; nor do we want the
advice of either the comnanv or
9 its emissaries at this time.
I It it not the enemies of labor
that have built up the labor move
ment. We have been getting
along pretty well without their
advice, and we believe that the la
bor leaders of today know their
business pretty well. We may
make mistakes; the man that
don't, don't do anything, but thev
man that is so ready to give us
advise from the company's stand
point, is just as liable to make
mistakes as we are, and I would
advise you to watch him. He is,
trying to get you to scab.
You men are to be congratu
lated for the,discipline and gen
tlemanly manner in .which you
are carrying on this strike. Vio
lence, and dfunkenness is practi
cally unheard of, and that is just.
what is whipping the Harriman
lines and Illinois Central.
GAL TWO I. a STRIKE
The General Officers met in
Chicago. We discussed the strike
situation all along the lines. We
iP except, of course, the financial sit
uation, and in that we are doing
our best Our organizers and vice
presidents are rnaking good re
ports. I would advise that you
adopt every possible means to ad
vertise the strike. The capital
ists' Press has practically cut us
- As above.stated, th'e strike is a
strenuous one, but the outlook is
bright. The Company says they
have all the men they want. Pos
sibly they have and more thari
they want of thevkind, but they
don't cut the ice; therefore, urge
that every man of every craft do
his duty. -Do your share of the
work. Be loyal to your .leaders
and to your organization, and
your reward will be VICTORY.
NO QUESTION ABOUT IT.
With the-compliments of the
Season, Pam ""
i J. W, Kline,
By Berton Braley.
'Tis better to resolve and break,
Than never to resolve at all. .
'Reform, you say, is But a fake?
My vows of goodness are a
Perhaps;1 yet if I TRY and fall
At least I've had the- heart to
r matte . .. -j
'An effort howsoever small,
A little boost -for goodness
And though thereafter I may take
The pathways where teinpta-
And though I have a thirst to
And other habits hold their
I shall maintain until my wake
That'TRYING'S good although?
you fall !
JTis better to resolve and break '
, Than never to resolve at alll