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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 17, 1912, Image 6

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preme court. The supreme court judges are a hundred years be .
hind the times. ' ,. '
' "There is hope-in one thing, and in one thing only a great or
ganized brotherhood of the working men and women-"
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You might get old age pensions; but if a man got a fair share
of what he produced lie'd be able to pension himself.
The courts ,are the bulwark of the country. Any rich:man will
tell you this. You. can't get a judge unless he's served the rich or
hopes to serve the rich.
The first' use of the Sherman law was to send Debs to jail for
conspiracy Aworkingman under injunction- is surer to go to-jail
than he is to die. if- he haye .tuberculosis- Men have gone to jail be
cause they raised money to buy food for womeir whose husbands
were on strike.
T don't suppose they'd ever have sued the Standard Oil Co. ex
cept that so -many rich people own autos and don't like to' pay
through the nose for gasoline. .
. When judges find a labor organization is a combine; they never
give it 30 days to comply with the law. They send its president to
jail at once. ' '
The judges say if a. man. is fool enough to workin'acrailroad
yard he oughtto'lose anarm. It's a careless business, IikVburglary.
A man ought to be a judge. ' "
You can't get back your rights by taking them from the rich.
That would be "direct action," the way the' rich got them in the
first place. ' ' v -
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Laws are passed, judges elected, sheriffs created, "jails built, to
protect the-few in theownership of theiearth. That is the real in
dustrial conspiracy. ' ' '
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During the last 60 years 1,084 Magistrate (discharging pris--Yorkshire
miners have lost their oner) Now I advise you to .keep
lives through accidents, while in away from bad company. "Pris
"Wales io'r the same period the oner (feelingly) -Thank yoUj sir.
jtotal is 2,755. t You won't see me here again.

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