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forgery, intimidation of witnesses
and attempts at blackmail
When I readvthat boast of Burns
that he knew the murderer and would
convict him, it looked to me like one
of those yarns sprung by detectives
as a bluff to create public sentiment.
In this particular cSse it looks as if
the bluff had been called, and Frank
is worse off than he was before it
I would have to have mighty strong
direct and corroborative evidence be
fore I would convict any man on the
testimony of a private detective
By the way, wasn't it Burns who
got the evidence against the mem
bers of the structural ironworkers?
Mollycoddle Journalism. The
Daily News neatly straddles the fence
by criticizing Barrett O'Hara, and
young Rockefeller in the same edi
torial. It delivers one of those stereotyped
lectures to both of them. O'Hara is
lectured for remarks "that were in
terpreted as tending to incite work
ingmen to violence," and Rockefel
ler is childishly patted on the wrist
for not assuming a "more concilia
Rot! Such editorial treatment of
an industrial war will get nowhere.
About all it will do is to convince
some readers of the News, who de
pend upon that mollycoddle sheet for
their information, that it is very fair
and isn't taking sides.
If Lawson is afraid of violence,
why doesn't he do something to cor
rect the evils that may lead to vio
lence? If he knows anything at all about
workmgmen, he should know that all
history proves that the working
slaves won't rebel until there is abso
lutely nothing else left for them to
do. The most amazing thing about
human society is- the marvelous pa
tience and forbearance of wage-workers.
None of us wants violence, and
"hundreds of thousands are exhaust
ing every known resource to prevent"
it But there is an Ihsistent demand
from wage slaves for liberty the
right to life, liberty and the pursuit
of happiness, as guaranteed them by
the constitution, but denied them by
those who control government and
this demand cannot forever be put off
with soft talk and moral suasion.
That "Slaves obey your masters"
stuff is losing its edge. Men want to
be free in this "land of the free and
home of the brave." There are mil
lions who actually hope that SOME
DAY THIS SO-CALLED REPUBLIC
MAY BECOME A DEMOCRACY,
WHERE THE PEOPLE RULE.
In conclusion, O'Hara didn't ad
vocate violence. His remarks should
not be given that interpretation. No
body at the meeting of the Chicago t.
Federation advocated violence. '.
Everybody who spoke expressed the
hope that men would - get justice
WITHOUT violence, but they DID
DEFEND THE RIGHT OF THE
PERSECUTED MINERS OF COL
ORADO TO ARM THEMSELVES TO
PROTECT THEIR OWN LIVES
AND THOSE OF THEIR WIVES
What's wrong about that' What's -un-American,
or unpatriotic about it?
The News might better pump the ice
water 'out of its veins and pump in
a pint of red blood.
FRANK DENIED NEW TRIAL
Atlanta, Ga., May 7. M. Leo
Frank, charged with murdering Mary
Phagan, factory girl, denied a new
trial by Judge Hill. A second appeal
to the state supreme court was imme
diately noted by Frank's coun'seL
Judge Hill will sign the bill of excep
tions granting the Appeal. ,
A good plan is'to keep buttons
in glass bottles. A glance tells you
exactly what is inside, thus saving'
a good deal of time- which would be
taken up in turning over the' buttons
if put in a box.