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- So much for Imposing -on the miner
as a man. Now consider his wrongs
as a citizen. In the Paint and Cabin
Creek district tens of thousands of
acres are company property. Sixty
five per cent of the school houses
are owned by coal corporations.
Years ( ago public donation built
Mucklow church. Above it is Red
men's Hall, a public forum. When
this strike came the superintendent
of the Paint Creek Consolidated Coal
C9. denied miners their right of free
assembly, declaring that although
they owned the hail, the company
owned the church ground beneath.
Nor would the corporation allow
strikers to meet in the school, claim
ing that it ptood on corporation land
distant from county roads and with
out right of way.
Free speech and free press are in
terlocking. The coal corporations
prohibit the sale of the Cincinnati
POST on Paint Creek. Newsboys
may sell only capitalist papers.
A system of election is a test of
Republican principal?. In the zone
of the mine war elections are held
in company buildings, the election
officers being invariably corporation
Last election there was a lack of
clerks consequent on the strike. The
shut down allowed the miners to
force in two election officers. But
when 30 registered voters marched
from Holly Grove they found the
.polls barred from them by ten armed
mine guards. The protest of a dep
uty sheriff was necessary to relieve
strikers of necessity of voting under
Before that election local justices
were company men. One such pre
siding in a mine case set aside a jury
verdict three times to secure judg
ment for the corporation.
Everything in the mine valleys is
appraised and safeguarded except
the lives! liberty and happiness of the
miners. Americana for generations
BonsMrt revolutionary stock they
are worse off than their ancestors
under the British!
'Whatever the case of the coal cor
porations may prove against the
strikersr this much is clear:
The Paint and Cabin Creek miners
are fighting for political freedom!
WANT SALE OF BICHLORIDE OF
Physicians today prepared to de
mand that the city health depart
ment take drastic action to place re
strictions on the sale of bichloride of
Two young girls have died within
twenty-four hours after swallowing
the drug and a third was rushed to
the county hospital early today with
a chance of jecovery.
Medical menVfear an epidemic of
suicides by bichloride because of the
wide publicity given the case of B.
Sanders Walker, the Macon, Ga.,
banker, who took the tablets by mis
take, and died in a week.
Lizzie Silverman, the 18-year-oTd
garment wdrjier, whose case was an
almost .exact parallel to that of Walk
er, died yesterday at the University
Hospital, after a five-day fight for
life. She took the poison in the be
lief that she was taking toothache
medicine. The girl was conscious un
til the moment of death and was con
fident she would recover.
Within an hour after the Silver
man girl died, Ruby Dale Musselman,
20, swallowed twenty-four bichloride
tablets with suicidal intent, and died
before a physician could be sum
moned. She was despondent over
losing her position.
The third victim, Mrs. Mamie Hen
ning, 21, 1433 Pulton street', swal
lowed bichloride tablets in the pres
ence of her husband, following a
quarrel. She was hurried to the
county hospital and will probably re
cover. The young wife quarreled
with her husband because he went
to a show with another girl. She re
pented her act immediately and beg
ged pbysiclaflg ttysavelier-hW, L"