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TY COBB AND PRESIDENT NAVIN OF DETROIT
CLUB EXPLAIN DIFFERENCES IN INTERVIEWS
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Daily Newspaper.
VN. D. Cochran,-, ' xsggss 500 South Peoria St
Editor arid Publisher. tggS dyB Tel. Monroe 353.
VOL. 2, NO. 174 Chicago, Tuesday, April 22, 1913
CZAR TILDEN HOLDS HIS SERFS IN WORSE THAN
SLAVERY "BACK O' THE YARDS'
One-third Die of Tuberculosis Illegitimate Births Are
Increasing , Every Year Why Unrestricted
Immigration Means Unrestricted Importa
tion of Ignorant Workers.
The press associations and special correspondents off the trust news
papers are treating us to anotherdose of an old lie from Washington.
They are telling us that "the American Federation of Labor has re
newed its campaign for a law to keep out what it thinks are undesirable!
The American Federation of Labor is not now urging and never has
urged any law - to keep out undesirable aliens."
What the American Federation of Lab(or has fought for in the past,
and.still is fighting for, is a law 'to halt immigration until such time as the
foreigners ALREADY HERE are cared for properly.
Unrestricted immigration, 'combining with a high protective tariff, has
been the very mother of the trusts.
While they hollered for a'high protective, tariff to keep out goods man
ufactured by what.they were pleased to-term'the pauper labor of Europe,"
the trusts were importing that "pauper labor" in droves.
And when they got that "pauper, labor" into free -America they put it
to work-in" their, wool mills, their cotton mills, thejr steel mills and their
stockyards, and "pauperized" it as it never had been pauperized in Europe.
If there ,be any Chicagoan who
doubts this, let him go out to the
region. thatsome scornfully (forget
ting that anything in' Chicago that is
Chicagifs scorn must also be Chi
cago's shame) refer to as' "Back o'
It is only nine.years since thepack-
ers unmercifully whipped the stock-
strike to better.-themselves, in 1904.
When that strike was called, the
stockyards workers. were the pride of
Chicago. ' They were the men who
had built up one of the greatest in
dustries in the land. ,
, The majority of the' stockyards
workers in those days were either
Irish orGerman Americansclean liv-i
yards grew, of 50;00Q -who. went on hig, intelligent men and women who