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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 30, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 12

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That Qalumet grandjury which thought it a crime, for labor leaders to
try to win for labor's army in the Michigan copper country a little freedom
and a bit more pay should see no crime in the shotting of Moyer and his
forcible deportatioajieedn't surprise us. None are 'so blind as those who
think they have a pocket motive not to see.
It is, of course, utter blindness in those Calumet lawyers and doctors
and preachers and storekeepers to side with the tools of absentee eploiters;
as blind as was the blindness of those northern doughfaces who sided with
southern slave-holders in the angry ferment which preceded the civil war.
In such an alliance they have much to lose and little to gain it is proof
of their blindness that they are backing the wrong horse. What they think
is the buttered side of the bread is, indeed,' temporarily buttered; but the
butter is raricid and when they have eaten it a little longer they will one day
get very sick.
For nothing is clearer-than the truth of what Lincoln said this nation
cannot live half slave and- half free. It has purged itself of chattel slavery
and it wil Ipurge itself of wage slavery. Labor is going to have a voice and
a vote in the management; a share in the profits as well as in the hazards.
And those men in Calumet who are riding on labor's back and feeding off
labor's earnings will, find, as parasites have always found, that it's suicidal
to try to starve the source of your sustenance-.
Meanwhile, God pity greed-gripped Michigan!
jr. --" With a pot of paint . ,
.; v . Makes a pair of palm trees,
Look like what they ain't.

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