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the world by the workingmen of Bel
gium. Enough of them laid down
their tools and quit work to bring
commerce and industry almost to a
And the silent strike was success
ful. The government" surrendered
and promised equal suffrage one
man, one vote which is what the
strike was for.
It is the new revolution calm,
'peaceful and serene yet more dead
ly in effect than riot and murder.
Invtime the national coal miners
organizations will become interna
tional. So with railroad men, and
other workers. And one can see how
helpless governments would be, even
if. their armies obeyed orders, if no
coal was mined to make steam, and
no railroads or steamships were run
to transport troops. '
An employing class, that depends
for its mastery of men on the con
tinuing ignorance of labor is stand
ing on a mighty rickety foundation..
Labor knows more of its own
strength now than it knew ten years
ago, and will know a whole lot more
ten years hence.
After all, there is only one thing all
labor needs learn and that's to or
ganize. And it is beginning to un
derstand the fable of the bundle of
sticks where each stick by. itself
was easily brokenr but all together in
a bundle the sticks were unbreak
able. .The gama of fighting organized
labor with unorganized labor cannot
go on forever. Nor can the game go
on of playing the labor of one coun
try against that of another.
Ultimately all labor will be organ-
ized and working in harmony not
in one country, but all over the world.
That will wind up the war.
For then Americans, Germans,
Irishr Frcrcli, Belgians, Italians',
Greeks, Poles, Hungarians, Slavs and
all the men of various race, creeds,
color and tongue will realize" that
despite all tacsc trivial differences
they arc IiutiaTr",JcI::gs and brothers,
members of the universal brother
One of the many reasons for my
belief in organized labor is that I
think it will ultimately abolish war,
bring peace on earth arid make the
vGolden Rule the supreme rule of
conduct for humanity in all its rela
tions. . t
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FOR THE OUTING GIRL
THcnp BY UMCCKWOSD r KrWriBfVOOp
Buenet of Paris sends out a very
attractive model -in aji outing dress
made of silk crepon in red, green and.
white, coloring. ' The collar and belt
for this frock is of black silk, and
about the shprt sleeves -there is a
frill of baby Irish lace.