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The day book. [volume] (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 01, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 12

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SAYS NOBODY HAS SOLVED THE
BIG LABOR PROBLEM
"You can't tear out the tongue of
the man down in the mine without
expecting that he's going to try to
talk some way with, his hands and
fingers." " "
This was the closing remark of
Peter Clark McFarlane, magazine
writer, who spoke at the City Club
yesterday on the Colorado labor war.
He explained the farce of the eight
hour and check weighman laws and
said:
"The labor leaders are not men
'above the law,' as John D. Rockefel
ler, Jr., says. They are desperate
men who have come to believe they
are unable to get any protection un
der the law. The two main reasons
for the Ludlow battle were the law
lessness of the militia and the elimin
ation of the right of "habeas corpus by
the military commission.
"I have been all over Colorado, but
I have not been able to find what
John D. Rockefeller, Jr., means by
his statement that he and the Col
orado Fuel & Iron Co. are fighting
for the workingman's right to work
where he pleases. I came away from
Colorado with a terrible memory.
They kill three times as many work
men, proportionately, as any other
state in the union, in those mines.
"Many people are shocked over
the battle of Ludlow. It was perfect
ly natural. The situation was not a
bit different from that in Calumet.
In the struggle of the capitalist to
maintain control over the man who
works for him is the explanation of
the strike. The excitement over the
country about is natural, too. "With
out shedding of blood there is no
awakening of the conscience these
blase days.
"People ask me if I have a remedy.
I haven't. McNaughton at Calumet
says, 'Whip 'em and keep control
Ford in Detroit says, 'Pay 'em $2.40
more a day and keep control.' Hart,
Schaffner & Marx say, 'Let 'em have
a big reasonable union.' Nobody has
hit the remedy yet. The man down
under will never like the man on top
so long as all control is at the top."
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CLAIMS SHE WAS STRIPPED AND
HELD FOR TWO DAYS
Claiming she had been locked in a,
room for two days without-her cloth
ing, a pretty young Chicago woman
was found crying on the streets of
Philadelphia last night. The woman,
who refuses to give her name, says
she came here from Chicago after a
quarrel with her husband. Relatives
whom she was to meet failed to ap
pear and. she trusted to a stranger's
offer of assistance. This man, she
says, locked her in a room in a tene
ment and forced her to hand over her
clothing. Two days later she was released.
PRES. WILSON REFUSES TO LET
WOMEN HECKLE HIM
Washington, July 1. Declaring
that cause of woman suffrage was
question to be settled by states and
not by federal government, Pres. Wil
son caused a sensation in the ranks
of 700 ardent suffragets yesterday
when he refused to let them heckle
him on that opinion, and abruptly
turned upon his heel and walked out
of the East room.
SHOW "ULSTER WILL FIGHT"
Belfast, Ireland, July 1. Ulster
volunteers with rifles and fixed bayo
nets paraded the streets today under
instructions from Lieut-Gen. Sir
George Richardson as notice to the
authorities, it was said, that "Ulster
will fight."
Tension through Ulster and coun
ties bordering on it becoming acute.
Reported street fighting had begun
between nationalists and orangemen
in Omagh, where two policemen and
several civilians were badly injured.
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The task of keeping the stove clean
will be greatly lightened if all grease
spots are rubbed off with a newspa
per while the range is still hot

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