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FREED FROM MURDER, HERE'S ETTOR'S MESSAGE
By Joseph Ettor. Written Es
pecially for The DayBoofc.
Lawrence, Mass., Nov. 29.
,We are free ! Free to live, to min
' gle with, our fellows, to" breathe
air untainted by the bars and
hewn stone of the pen for real
We are free -to fight again for
-the flag of labor, and we are al
ready lighting., We -began -to
, fight within a half hour after our
It is due to the support and
loyalty of the millions of work
ing men, women and children
who are banded together to fight
the mill owners arid their politi
cal lackeye, that 'jwe do not now
sjeep behind prison bars en
shrouded "by granite walls with
keepers pacing before' our cells.
I do not owe my life to the laws
of Massachusetts or the tricks of
lawyers, but tohe working clasjs
- of America, and the world. -
The jails and electric chair
loomed before us for nearly a
year, but in the cause of labor
there is no failure, no death.
-The same crowd pi silk-tiled
conspirators who planted dyna
mite, endangering the lives and
property of the innocent to dis
credit' the starving strikers and
place me and1 the oiher -leaders in
prison, 'have conspired for fhe last
few months to create public feel
ing sufficient to lynch us in Salem,
and they still go unpunished. l
- This same ring erected an arch
in Lawrence bearing the inscrip
tion, "For God, for Country!
Stars and Stripes Forever, the
Red Flag never."
That was all sham. In the
name of God and patriotism they
propose to persecute'and even to
I say that neither in the name
of God or country shall there be
persecution or murder.
Let the workers rally to the
flag of their union, and know
only one religion, one God and
one country. There is only one
country for the worker the
whole world where he earns his
The mill owners, and so-called
prominent citizens, may now
know, so far as I am concerned,
that we 'stand ready today to go
the full limit" of energy and effort
to make them quit. If they don't
we are prepared to throw down
the gauntlet"to them, and see to it
that the -workers are given their
Our freedom means more than
personal liberty. It means vic
tory, it means another defeat for
illegal capitalism, and it is also
a triumph for free speech.
I, Gibvannetti, we all will con
tinue to fight for more bread, for
ye are free. It is the real Thanks
giving season of my life.
fcarnegie has given another
$2",000,000v to the Foundation of
the Advancement of Teaching.
He took it but of the Foundation
of the Advancement of Eating.
London. King jeorge raised
his gardeners' pay 37 cents week.
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