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LOST ON DRESS PARADE SHORT LOVE STORY
BY O.HENRY, APPEARS IN THIS ISSUE
. THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Daily Newspaper.
N. -D. Cochran, fSgl Tel. Monroe 353.
Editor and Publisher. fTBP Automatic 51-422.
500 South Peoria St 338 By Mail, 50 Cents a Month.
VOL. 2, NO. 308 Chicago, Saturday, Sept. 27, 1913
THE LATEST THING IN GOVERNMENT
IS GOVERNMENT BY GUNMEN
Big Employers Now Recruit Their Own Private Army in
the City Slums and' Use It to Keep American
Workingmen in Slavery.
BY N. D. COCHRAN ,
Do YOU know that we now have government-by gunmen In this land
of the free and home of the brave?
As the United States government will have to investigate this rival
government some day, it might be interesting to know just what it is.
' I had a chance to see something of it a few days ago when I visited
Calumet, Michigan, to study the copper miners' -strike. And I had a chance
to study government by gunmen right here in Chicago last year, when the
gunmen were governing for the newspapers.
There are in this country numerous strikebreaking agencies, or so
called detective agencies,who make it their business to supply thugs, slug
gers and gunmen to employers who resort to force to break strikes.
In Hqughton County, Michigan, where the copper miners are on strike,
the sheriff hired imported gunmen from the Waddell-Mahon Agency ol
New, York and swore them in as as deputy sheriffs, arming them'with gunc
and official stars.
Sheriff Cruse told me he had 1,200 of them on duty, and that 400 of
them were "company" men. that is, gunmen sworn in as-deputy sheriffs,
but on the pay-roll and working under the direction of the mining com
panies. James A. Waddell told WalterJJ. TJalmer, government statistician, that
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