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JOHN W. DAVIS ACTED AGAINST W. VA. MINERS Demo Nominee Helped Jail Organizers By MAX SHACHTMAN John W. Davis, presidential candidate of the democratic party, did not defend “Mother” Jones and other organizers for the United Mine Workers of America when they were on trial for contempt of court, hav ing violated an injunction which attempted to prevent the un ionization of West Virginia miners. Not‘ only did John W. Davis not defend the miners’ union’s representatives, but he was in strumental in the sentencing to jail of Thomas Haggerty, Tho mas Burke, Bernard Rice, Wil liam Morgan, Edward McKay, and the prosecution of Mary “Mother” Jones! These facts, directly contradicting the inspired statements of Democratic spokesmen, were brought to light here by the discovery of a file of official papers of the United States court for the Northern District of West Vir ginia. In July, 1902, the Clarksburg Fuel Company, a powerful corporation own ing scores of mines in West Virginia, was granted an injunction by Judge J. J, Jackson, of the circuit federal bench, restraining Haggerty, Burke,, Rice, Morgan, McKay, "Mother’Jones, and others from interfering with the employes or property of the company. This injunction was an attempt to pre vent the organizers of the mine work ers’ union from mingling with the miners near Fairmont and Morgan town in order to get them into the weak union. The counsel for the coal operators included A. W. Davis, of the firm of Davis and Davis. Davis Does His Stuff. The suit against the organizers was brought in the name of the trustee for the bondholders of the Clarksburg Fuel Co., the Guarantee Trust Com pany. John W. Davis, together with his papa, John J. Davis, were the at torneys for the railroad which is now a part of the Baltimore & Ohio sys tem, called a “short line,” running be tween Martinsville and Clarksburg. This road hauled practically nothing but coal and was controlled by the coal mine owners. It is this gang that retained the Davises, father and rou, together with other members of the firm, to institute tbs injunction pro ceeding against the union. When the U..M. W. of A. organizers were arrested for violating the vicious injunction, it was not John W. Davis that appealed to defend them, a 3 the inspired story goes, but V. B. Archer, John J. Conff, Charles D. Johnson Henry M. Russell and A. G. Fickeisen. Appearing on the court orders agalnßt the unionists, however, was the name of the Arm of Davis & Davis. Servile to Coal Operators. When the men were sentenced, and the case appealed from Judgo Jack son's court to that of Judvc Nathan . Goff of Clarksburg, W. Va., Goff up held the decision of his confrere and ordered the imprisonment of the de fendants. Here, John W. Davis per : sonally appeared on the behalf of the Clarksburg Fuel Co., run by the Guar antee Trust Co., In which J. P. Mor gan interests are now heavily con cerned. His life of service to capital, and to the House of Morgan began at an early date. John W. Davis, who now claims that he was instrumental In keeping "Moth er” Jones and Eugene Debs out of prison, was the man who appeared against the old mine workers organ izer and did all in his power to keep the coal diggers from organising to better their conditions of life, to In crease their wages and shorten their hours of labor. In Black and White. The proof of these statements can be found In "The Federal Reporter," which gives opinions rendered by Am erican judges on Important cases. All the (acts of this famous dase are con tained In volume lit, on page 810, un der the head of: United States ex. rel. Guarantee Trust Co. of New York, trustee, against Thomas Haggerty, “Mother" Jones and others. John W. Davis, A. B. Fleming, W. S. Meredith, E. F. Hartley and Reese Blizzard, dis trict attorney, are given as counsel for the prosecution. The lawyers previously mentioned are given as counsel for the defense. Membership Meeting of Czecho - Slovaks to be Held Friday All members of the Czecho-Slovak ian branches ofsthe Workers Party In Cook County are instructed to be present at a general party meeting Friday, Sept. 29, at Novak’s Hall, Ho man ave„ and 25th. A program of or ganization and press will be presented there and all Czecho-Slovak comrades should make It their business to be present and participate In the die elusions. r Oar Candidates . * FOSTER'S DATEB Sioux City, lowa—Labor Lyceum, 608 Jennings St., Friday, August 29, 8 p. m. “ Des Moines, lowa—Grotto Hell, 721 Locust St., Saturday, August 30, 8 p. m. Omaha, Neb.—Eagles Hall, 17th and Cass Sts., Sunday, August 31, 8 p. m. Kanaaa City, Mo.—Musicians’ Hall, 1017 Washington St., Labor Day, Sep tember 1, 8 p. m. Ziegler, lll.—Pavilion Park on Wed nesday, September 3rd, 5:45 p. m. Springfield, lll.—Carpenter Hall, Ad ams and Beventh Ste., Thuraday, Sept ember 4th, 8 p. m. St. Louis, Mo.—Triangle Park, 41 South Broadway, Tuesday, September 2nd, 8 p. m. Elizabeth, N. J.—Turn Hall, 725 High St., Wedneaday, September 10, 8 p. m. Newark, N. J.—Labor Lyceum, 704 80. 14th St., Thursday, September 11, 8 p. m. Philadelphia, Pa.—Musical Fund Hall, Bth and Locust Streets, Friday, September 12, 8 p. m. Peterson, N. J.—Halvltia Hall, 56 Van Houton Street, Saturday, Sep tember 13, 8 p. m. GITLOW’S DATES Comrade Gitlow, candidate for vice president, will address meetings at the following places: Reading, Veteran Firemen’s Hall, 612 Franklin St.—Tuesday, Aug. 26, 8 p. m. Binghamton, Lithuanian Hall— Thursday, Aug. 28, 7 p. m. Buffalo, Friday, Aug. 29. Rochester, The Labor Lyceum, 580 St. Paul St. —Saturday, Aug. 80. Dalaytown—Sunday, Aug. 31. Canonsburg—Monday, Sept. 1. West N. Y., N. J.—Floral Hall, 11th and Polk Streets, Wedneaday, Septem ber 10th, 8 p. m. Canton, Ohio.—Canton Music Hall, 810 Tuaorawaa St., E., Friday, Septem ber 6th, 8 p. m. Akron, Ohio,—Perkins School Audi torium, Exchange and Bowery Sta., Saturday, September 6th, 8 p. m. Canonsburg, Pa. — Labor Temple, Monday, September Ist, 2 p. m. • Bellalre, Ohio Miners Temple, Wednesday, September 3rd, 7:30 p. m. Providence, R. I—A. C. A. Hall, 1753 Westminster Street, Monday Septem ber 15th, 8 p. m. Daleytown, Pa.—Muffet Field, Walk •rtown, Pa., Sunday, August 31at, 1:30 p. m. Buffalo, N. Y.—Labor Lyoeum, Will iam and Jefferson Sta., Friday, August 29th, 8 p. m. C. E. Ruthenberg executive secre tary of the Workers Party, will make a series of campaign speeches in the New England States. Two of these meetings already arranged for are: Bo*ton, Mass. Monday, Sept. 1, Paine Memorial Hall, 7:30 p. m. New Haven, Conn.—Saturday, Sept. 6, Hermanaon’a Hall, 158 Crown St, B p. m. Christopher Party Members Discuss Organization Work CHRISTOPHER, 111., Aug. 26. —A general membership meeting of the Workers Party was held here to dis cuss the reorganization tour of Arne Swabek, the speaking trip of "Mother” Ella Reeve Bloor, and to discuss the DAILY WORKER drive with Karl Reeve. Comrades from Yaller also at tended. Reeve spoke on the tendency of the Christopher miners locals to Isolate themselves, and urged the Comrades to re-enter the Trades and Labor Assembly here and endeavor to have their local unions affiliate and build it up, in spite of the fact that at the present time it is dominated by Kluxers. The party members decided to ap point a man in each branch to write in DAILY WORKER news. The DAILY WORKER agent. Mike Bace vlch, is doing well, not only with the DAILY WORKER, but with all of the Party publications. Those present from Valier Included Dick Swift, William Potesak, Charles Grudlch and Jack Katich. The Chris topher Comrades who attended were: Victor Cernich, Arley Staples, John Matosich, Martin Rabuffoni, Victor Komadina, Pete Grenko, John Bujan, Angelo Larinovich, Tom Jurkovich and Matt Laktoslch. Herriot Getting Sat on for Not Securing 8-Hour Day on Ships (By Federated Preee) PARIS, France, Aug. 26.—Great pressure is being brought to bear upon the Herriot cabinet to re-lntroduce the eight hour day In the shipping Industry, which was abrogated under Poincare on the grounds that France would not be able to compete with others as a shipping nation unless those emplaysd In the Industry work ed for more than eight hours. This matter cannot be disposed of before the late fall, as so many other mea sures of Internal policy are pending which have been held up while Herriot was occupied with the foreign political situation. Sand in that Subscription Today- FOSTER BRINGS CAMPAIGN INTO GERGER’S CITY Victor, “Democrat,” Refuses W. P. Ad (Speoial to The Daily Worker) MILWAUKEE, Aug. 26.—“ The Workers Party is a revolution ary party, a fighting party that believes in the abolishing of the capitalist system and in the establishing of a government where only those who work shall eat and govern and be come citizens of the country,” said William Z. Foster to an aseemblage of over 1000 work ers who gathered to hear him at the Workers Party picnio. Numerous Socialist Party and trades union members were present despite the active oppo sition of the union bureaucracy and the S. P. machine. The Mil waukee Leader, fearing attend ance of socialists at the com munist meeting, ordered its business manager to stop the advertisement of the gathering. Verboten by Victor. • To those who know the Socialist Party and its Milwaukee ruler, Vic tor Berger, this action came as a great surprise. Berger has no scruples about accepting ads from the Boston Store, Fischer Furniture Co., and the Traction Co., but when it came to accepting an ad about a workers’ meeting, he turned It down. The new political policy of Berger- Hillquit-Co. has brought the former into a nice kettle of fish. While he, running for congress, and Herbert Quick, running for governor, both take great pleasure in displaying La Follette’s picture In the middle of their campaign posters, they are fight ing against Blaine as a reactionary enemy to labor. Blaine, running again for the governorship, has the endorse ment of LaFollette. May Ditch Quick. It is rumored that Quick may be ditched by the Berger machine in favor of Cummings, who Is aiming to cop the governorship via the republi can ticket. Foster, In dealing with the Socialist Party here and in other countries, said: "In Germany the social demo crats agreed to allow capitalism to exist In return for a mess of pottage and so betrayed the revolution of Ger many. If the social democrats did that what would LaFollette do if the capitalist class was being threatened by the growing organized workers Would LaFollette stick with the work ers? No! LaFollette Breake F. L. P.’s “He is now setting up LaFollette dubs as rival organisations ot the Farmer-Labor progressives all over the state of Minnesota. This is an other attempt by him to destroy any chances of a labor party because Minnesota has the strongest F. L. P. in the country.” berliFgabinet THREATENS TO GO TO THEJOUNTRY General Elections If Pact Is Licked (Bpecial to the DAILY WORKER) BERLIN, Aug. 26. The German government Intends to sign the Lou don Agreement whether it secures a majority in the Reichstag or not. This was the ultimatum of Chancellor Marx to the opponents of the pact. The nationalist party still continues to oppose the agreement and the Com munists are waging a relentless fight on It. Chancellor Marx holds up the Dawes plan as the only solution of Germany’s condition. The Commun ists on the other hand, tell the work ers that it is a good plan for the Ger man bankers and industrialists, but that it will reduce the workers’ stand ard of living to a lower level than it is at present. Dissolution of the present Reich stag will follow a government defeat on the motion to endorse the London Agreement. * • • Pershing Makes Speech. PARIS, Aug. 26.—General John J. Pershing’s speech suggesting a reduc tion of France’s war debts to America has aroused considerable interest here. It Is not likely that the General is expounding merely his own opin ions, but has been used as a feeler by the United States government. Secretary Mellon is in Parle at the present time, but has refused to com ment on the Pershing statement. Those close to Mellon, however, have reason to believe that in the event of Coolldge's re-election, immediate steps will be taken to give France favorable conditions on her debt. Some such proceeding as followed in the case of England, would be applied to France. Qct a "sub” far tha DAILY WORKE THE DAILY WORKER BUFFALO LAGOR PARTY CONFERENCE GALLED FOR SUNDAY, AUG. 31 (Special to The Dally Worker) BUFFALO, N. Y., Aug. 26—The Buffalo Labor Party, organized by the Central Labor Council of this .city, for ths purpose of giving the workers proper political expression, will hold a conference Sunday, August 31, at Engineers’ Hall, 36 W. Huron St., at 6 p. m. Send your delegates. Any work ers organization In Erie County is entitled to send delegates. Three delegates for any organization and one additional delegate for each 100 members. OPEN SEASON ON KLAN, PROMISES GOOD SHOOTING General Trains Guns on Fiery Cross It looks like an open season on the Ku Klux Klan. Since It became evi dent that the former Klan stronghold of Texas was lost to the hooded order, following the Klux defeat in Okla homa, politicians are more than anx ious to tell the world how bitterly they oppose the Klan. The only exception to the rule so far is General Dawes, whose Augusta, Maine, speech was a frank endorse ment of the invisible wizards, despite the efforts of republican party pub licists to make it look like an attack. Have Seen Best Days. Hitherto Klansmen were privileged parsons and it is an open secret that during the Harding administration they had a key to the White House. But times have changed. Brig. General George Moseley, com mandant at Camp Custer, Mich., or dered machine guns trained on Har bord Hill within the Camp Custer re servation if any more Klan meetings are held there. The Kluxers have been in the habit of holding meetings there and burning fiery crosses on the hills. General Moseley was recently or dered transferred ot Hawaii, owing to publicity on account of suit for divorce filed by his wife, in which she charged desertion. He is one of the leaders in the "Mobilization Day” plans of the War Department. Young Stays Away. , From Atlanta comes the story that Glenn Young, the notorious Wlllimson County raider, will not return to Her rin to stand trial as ordered by the judge. Young Is supposed to be a brave warrior but it looks as if he is afraid to face the music. His wife declares he will not return to Herrin because of ill health, re sulting from wounds received while “cleaning up" Williamson County. It is reported he is on the payroll of the Klan at national headquarters. General Dawes, while on his way to Chicago from Boston, solicited opin ions on the effect of his Klan speech. He was disappointed because more attention was not paid to his attack on organized labor. The General will speak in Lincoln, Nebr., Friday. No authentic report of the discus sion between Dawes and Coolldge at the latters’ home in Plymouth, Vt., was given out It was stated that the Klan Issue was not discussed, tho this report is not taken seriously. Chicago Juniors to Hold Convention on Sunday, August 30 The youngest of the reds in Chicago will gather when the local junior sec tion of the Young Workers League will hold its convention on Saturday, August 30, 1:30 p. m., at 2633 Le- Moyne Ave. Hundreds of children of the working class are now members of the Junior groups In Chicago and It is expected that the representation at the convention will show how well the little comrades have developed on the road to understanding Communism and the etruggle against the boss class. All are invited to the convention as vleltors. Political Prisoner Goes Thru Operation; Write Him a Letter (By The Federated Preee) HUNTSVILLE, Texas, August 26 Abraham Cisneros, who has been in prison here for over ten years, has recently been successfully operated on for appendicitis. He has a life sentence, having been convicted dur ing the border troubles when Diaz overthrown. Anyone wishing to send this sick man card or letters may address him as follows: Abraham Cisneros, R. R. 1, Box 1, Wynne State Farm, Huntsville, Texas. Edward Reed, Attention! Kindly call at the editorial office of the DAILY WORKER or write us your address so that wo can com municate with you. Distribute a bundle of the DAILY WORKER'S first Special Campaign Edl rt. tlen, dated Saturday, August 30. Publishing Fake Is Easy for American “Brass Check” Press By J. LOUIS ENGDAHL. TODAY, the yellow press of the nation is busy exploiting ■ one oMhe prize hoaxes of American newspaper history. They kept'blowing on their bubble of fiction until it burst. Since the Volstead act went into effect the inebriate editors have ceased regaling their readers, during the sum mer season, with wild stories of sea monsters roving the deep. But the New York Herald-Tribune, one of the sheets owned by Frank Munsey, big steel trust stockholder, recent ly lived up to all yellow press expectations by “scooping” its competitors with an exclusive story of a “Rum Palace,” former German ocean liner, that stood by, a few miles out side of New York harbor, to serve all comers who could dis play a sufficiently large bank roll. ■> # # # Some one had given the editor the tip about the “Float ing Case.” The editor grabbed it as a life saver, and put his best writer on the job. The reporter felt he had to produce, and he turned out one of the best pieces of sea fiction of the present season. But it was all a fake. This was discovered a week later, after the story had roamed at will over the first pages of the nation’s “Brass Check” press. This incident should arouse the workers to a realization of how easy it is to get faked news into America’s daily newspapers. This fiction story dealt with alleged facts on the very doorsteps of the so-called “great” New York dailies. There was no real need for the putting over of this fake, except to satisfy the desire for a day’s sensation. When the pros titute sheets had had their thrill, then they began investigat ing the authenticity of the story, spending more space later to deny it, another dose of thrill. * # * * This incident should help workers to better understand all the fakes, hoaxes, lies and the generally fabricated news that these same sheets have published about conditions in Soviet Russia, or wherever the fighting forces of labor move forward. If a reporter can fake a story about a “Floating Bar,” at the very entrance to New York harbor, how much easier to fake stories about conditions within the news blockaded First Workers Republic, thousands of miles away. And there is a great incentive to lie about Soviet Rule, in Russia, that threatens the capitalist structure the world over. The yellow press, defender of capitalism, has the great est interest in misrepresenting the struggles and victories of the Workers and Farmers’ Government across the sea. And it is to their interest to strangle every effort to repudiate these malicious attacks. No capitalist sheet, to our know edge, has ever published a correction of the millions of lies circulated about Russian Soviet Rule. * * * * T t ie y® ,low P res * exploded its own hoax about the Floating Bar.” It didn’t hurt it to do it. In fact the sub sidized sheets will point to this confession of guilt, in this . instance, as a big reason for believing in their complete in tegrity in the future. Surely, they will say, wherever we err we confess it. ' * * * * But no worker should be deceived by this sham effort at innocence. The kept sheets of big business lie about labor’s cause, 24 hours in the day, and every day in the year. Labor can completely meet this situation by obliterating the Cao !tahst Press with a Workers’ Press. There are no capitalist sheets in Soviet Russia. K MUSICIANS ARE JUBILANT OVER BIG WAGE GAIN Chicago Players Are the Best Paid and Happy The union musicians of Chicago have won a big victory over the theatrical managers in their fight for, an increase in wages. A new wage agreement has been signed giving the musicians an increase of 7% per cent in their wages. This increase will go Into effect Sept. 1 and will bring the musicians’ wages up to 674.50 and 692.60 a week. All the city’s musical comedy, bur lesque, vaudeville and dramatic the atres come in on this new wage scale. These wages, because of the short season, bring the average wage of a musician to about 660 per week. Thank Daily Worker. President James C. Petrilla yester day thanked the DAILY WORKER for the assistance it gave the musi cians during the last two weeks in bringing the union’s story to the workers of Chicago, and in denouncing the lying statements that came out in the local press thru Harry Riding, representing the managers, in an effort to break the backbone of the fight. Beit Paid In Country, He said the musicians were jubilant over their victory. “And tell your readers that the musicians in Chicago are the best paid musicians in the country,” Petrilla proudly asserted. The managers of the moving picture houses, with the exception of the two a-day houses which are all settled up, will meet with the officers of the union to day to arrange for definite season terms for musicians as against the present fire and hire system. Kill Death Dance Grip. Louis H. Chalif, president of the American Society of Teachers of Dancing, holding its 47th annual con vention in Chicago, says that the "death grip in dancing" must go. You may laugh on the floor, but no bunny huge. HILARITY WILL HOLD FORTH AT T. U. E.L, PICNIC Noted Mirthmakers to Grace Occasion The Labor Day Picnic of the Trade Union Educational League is expected to beat all attendance records of the season. It will be the last big out door social affair of the year and trade union left wingers, Communists and sympathisers are sure to be there for a day of real enjoyment. •The usual games will be played and prizes will be awarded. Sam Ham mersmark was Induced to donate one of his famous five cent cigars as a prize to the best ball thrower. Max Shachtman, editor of the Young Work er, and Earl Browder, editor of the Labor Herald, are expected to lead the editorial popularity contest. Jour nalists being ideals, no prizes are of fered, but T. J. O’Flaherty promises to immortalize the winner in his col umn. Anton Overgaard, Jack Johnstone, Walt Carmon and J. Ramirez are scheduled to run a two legged race with Moritz Loeb, Nick Dozenberg, Barney Mass and A1 Schapp. Besides the fun a political complex ion will be given the affair by having the Workers Party candidate for sen ator of Illinois, J. Louis Engdahl, ad dress the pickinckers. This does not begin to tell half of what is liable to happen at the Labor Day picnic. But see for yourself. Ad mission is 35 cents. To get there, take a Forest Park “L.” or Madison St. Car and transfer to suburban line. Distribute * bundle of the DAILY WORKER'S first Special Campaign Edi tion, dated Saturday, August 30. BRAZILIAN SEAMEN OUT ON STRIKE BUENOS AIRES, Aug. 26.—The Maritime Labor Federation, comprising 7,000 workers, has declared a general strike. Wednesday, August 27, 1924 NO CHANGE IN DEADLOCK OF I. W. W. GROUPS Master-in-Chancery to ~Hear Dispute Sept 4 Nothing had changed at the headquarters of the Industrial Workers of the World yester day as a result of Monday’s de cree by Judge Joseph B. David that the lawyers of both sides in the present dispute get to gether and draw up 8 working agreement for the temporary conduct of the organization’s work and the safeguarding of its interests. The I. W. W. case will next come before Fred Bernstein, master-in-chancery, Thursday, Sept. 4, at 169 N. LaSalle St. Bernstein will hear evidence in the case and make a final de cision. In the meantime the lock Is still on the door of the Wobbly headquarters at 1001 W. Madison St. Judge David of the Superior court Instructed the attorneys on both sides to get together and reach a tempor ary agreement that will make it pos sible for the editors and industrial union officers to enter the building and take whatever papers are necessary for carrying on the organization’s work. Attorney John A. Ryan, acting In Attorney William H. Cunnea’s ab sence, informed the DAILY WORKER yesterday that the attorneys of both elements met all day Monday, but could not reach any agreement. So the matter will rest as it stands, until the hearing Sept. 4. Ryan said Cun nea is expected to attend the hearing before Master-in-Chancery Bernstein. BIG CAMPAIGN MEET TONIGHT IN WORKERSLYCEUM Manley and Browder to Address Party Members Workers Party members and cam-, paign managers are bringing in peti tions every day, filled out, to the local office and at the same time offering many plans and suggestions to speed the work of getting signatures to place Workers Party candidates on the ballot. March Gets Lon List. • Mike March, of the Mid-City Eng’ish branch, has been especially success ful and has himself secured 123 sig natures. Comrade Davidson of the Northwest Jewish, Comrade Kahn, Comrade Murasko and others have also been very successful in obtaining signatures. To keep the work at high speed, to find out how much we have done and how much we yet have to go, cam paign managers will make their re ports at the membership meeting to night at Workers Lyceum, 2733 Hirsch Blvd. On the progress of the national campaign a report will be given by Comrade Jos. Manley, national cam paign manager. Get New Members. Every member must get a new mem ber and thus earn a Communist merit stamp. Every member is to get a new reader for the DAILY WORKER. To better co-ordinate the work of the DAILY WORKER and membership campaign with the election campaign, Comrade Earl Browder, editor of the Labor Herald, member of the City Executive Committee, will report on te pjans of the party in these respects. Membership Meeting Tonight. Every effort must be made to get the preliminary work of placing our candidates on the ballot over with as quickly as possible in order that the real Communist campaign activity c£n be speeded up. Be on hand at the membership meeting tonight, 8 p. m„ at 2733 Hirsch Blvd. Come out to the mem bership meeting and show a Com munist interest in the campaign. Help to put Foster and Gitlow on the ballot. Forward to Communist cam paign and to a proletarian govern ment! What Crop Poor In Canada. The official forecast of the Canadian wheat crop shows a reduction of near ly 200,000,000 bushles, or 40. g per cent, compared with the final es timates last year, according to a tel ogram just received by the United States Department of Agriculture from tho Dominion Bureau of Statistics. The forecast for this year is 282,- 042,000 bushels and the final estimate for 1923 was 474,199,000 bushels. Qst a member for ths Workers Party.