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The day book. [volume] (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 26, 1913, LAST EDITION, Image 3

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to catch something of the spirit of Christ in spite of the slave drivers, some
body yelled "FIRE." You know the rest.
And now the kept press tells us how the mine operators and the busi
ness men of the Citizens' Alliance are doing everything in their power to
They can't help the children who are dead. They can't help those who
are alive by giving them a few pennies, or some food and clothing. Any
sympathy they express will be empty words coming from hollow hearts and
uttered by lying lips.
What the miners and their wives and children want is LIBERTY and
They, want the right to LIVE as decent human beings, brothers of the
millionaires down in Brookline, Massachusetts, who live in luxurious ease
on the money ground out of the overworked bodies and impoverished minds
of their slaves of the mines.
It is unthinkable that any mine operator would deliberately inspire any
man to such fiendish work as that of the devil who is responsible for that
awful calamity of Christmas eve.
But those operators had inspired hatred of the miners and of the union ;
and it is not reasonable to suppose that any miner friendly to the people in
that hall would do what was done.
If it was dona by a man who had been hired to hate the miners and the
union leaders, ana who was wearing a deputy's badge as his badge of servi
tude, then the men who hired and inspired that deputy or gunman, are
morally responsible for his crime.
But the shame of it all is upon ALL of us we who make this land of
the free and home of the slave. For had it not been for our selfishness and
our cowardly indifference, there would have been an investigation long ago
of the barbarous conditions in Houghton county an investigation by the
United States government an investigation of such public character that
the kept newspapers of Privilege and Big Business would have been forced
to give It that publicity which the situation deserves.
All we read now is that a FUND is being raised for the victims of man's
greed and man's inhumanity to man.
FUND! Bah! What those human slaves in Hougton county want is
liberty and JUSTICE.
You can't get that for them by passing the hat. Either YOU and I
have got to help them get it, or they've got to fight for it. The mine owners
won't drop it in the hat.
-o o-
New York City, Dec. 26. The first
witness today in the trial of Hans
Schmidt, charged with murder of
Anna Aumueller, was Dr. Thomas F.
McDonald, alienist for the prosecu
tion, called in rebuttal, to tell of his
examination of Schmidt in the tombs,
in the state's effort to prove that
Schmidt is feigning insanity.
Dr. McDonald said Schmidt com
plained of a headache, but finally
consented to the inquiry. He said the
voice of God had told him to slay
Anna Aumueller, but insisted that it
was a male voice. Confronted with
the fact that when arrested he said
St Elizabeth told him to do murder,
Schmidt said thatt he voice of God
and the voice of St. Elizabeth were
one to him.
McDonald testified that they then
told Schmidt he was a liar and
Schmidt flew into a towering rage.
Defense counsel interposed that al
most any man would exhibit rage
when called a liar.

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