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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 25, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 7

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In Michigan and Colorado the state
has been powerless to bring about
peace. On the contrary in both of
'these states the presence of the mili
tia has only served to intensify bitter
ness and aggravate the war.
1 The federal government, too, has
faile'd miserably. All it did was to
investigate. It settled nothing. Both
" the. copper and the coal barons have
laughed at federal government and
state government.
Had the striking copper miners of
Michigan been granted the same
right to bear arms that the hired pri
.vate armies of the .mine owners en
joyed and had the state militia been
kept; at home one or two real bat
tles between the miners and the gun
men would have ended the war.
In. Colorado, that'industrial war
would have been quickly ended had
the miners enjoyed the same belliger
ent rights the state gave to the
Rockefeller gunmen.
All the state did was to make more
men hate the law because they learn
ed it stood for injustice,' and pro
tected the employer and hounded the
And finally the miners had to arm
themselves and go to war -with guns
against the state militia and the
Rockefeller gunmen, in order to pro
tect their own lives and the lives of
their wives and children.
Why temporize? Why beat about
the bush? Why not frankly admit
that the industrial war is actual war,
and grant to the other side the same
belligerent rights we all know the one
side now exercises without hind-
. ranee?
Infantry of the Fifth Brigade, Sec
ond U. S. Army Division (Gen. Funs-
ton s), leaving nousxon, iex., Tor
Galveston to board transports

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