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"WE HANG TOGETHER, OR - SEPARATELY."
IEAT TO PEONAGEI DOWN WITH TENANTRYI OIEE A EALAEZ IUGl*T A Jl O IU UIl Free IMps, Free Farm, Free Forests, Free Workshops the World Over' Organizaton s Pow er r o FEULWOIIERSI UNITED WE STAND, DIVIDED WE FALL'I TrIllre L nl im b P w FUr , Ia vi b bL u h ris of THE VOICE PEOPLE "'AN INJURY TO ONE IS AN INJURY TO ALL." Vl.MI 1 ,11. .tMiT[ Is Ri. lI" NlW:' ORI.i:ANs, IOUISIANA, THUIJRSDAY, AUGUST 7, 1913 "'1'u'rlI CONDI;ERS" N'MisiMEN 31 S - . , ', ..: . . . . . a. "AND THE CAT CAME BACK." S1 I I I.t . ' st k w Y nar W ell. I I I .\ 11 ' s III . \s te is 1l.0:\'1ºII"l'TIO4 T ,I\ ton,, I).\1. N 'Y1'1 1'11.\ RI'I'Y ' ' 11.: .\1' '1 .. IT I ' IlE 1 ; ( DS !" Police Hyenas Cornered in Los Angeles. (;reeting: )in Siulnday, iJuly tilhe "l24l. at iFirst and ILos Angeles St., a f'leh,-hunim n ieing was arrested for expressinlg iis ie.IS Ibut wvas chargedl wit I I)I:l N K eand Iºlls l ll(4 I:'llY Irin14 1 ' 1 iThe 'chal re .:Ini that which ,l IIad tlp , Ithe l:rre i ' t l\ ( are it p1 ll'rlti l'klt ) ,l trll - Tllaic I.('llI ;s \\e Volt to b l'il,( t' lc infact. i efire VoI u for la our c i 111 ! 4r -t:1 - t Il m:14il l el I .ollic )li our V Ilo t in ll( ii efforts to ILe~ailly 1 brimg I .liiusg Il e li ti pt'er.on guilty lof d. Iik and -Iiw :I 1·ece of l~law les i as\:" \ass ,Ver uilledh oil. The FACTS as folloh-: 1i)t ( 'al' Zinuneri'an was placed imuider A't'est I t one policem:an unided, the police patroLl Called nlt the prisoner u led to it by ONE policeman who %%I. having 1no rived, Faii outher police hwet iilt the assistalince of the firs officr and coll niented pushilug land ail llig the pris loner, al.so ol, inloceti bystalnder % ho was watching the fl'lai l Was illisik en for thie pirisoner i onei of the po lice offllicerls and I (the ofllficer) % it - out wailtilig ti, h ia i Wliat v i lie ltrouble, sliashliied said ystandeir \over the head with a club or other we,'ponl renlldering i 1111 ullcolsious.. \lt a fo he wagoll I s rleached by t i"1 0i i0 .id police, a most unicalledl for aindI I'rutal assault was coninllttted 4º1 thie at'rrest ed man, lie Vwas beatenl over tilhe head,.arnims and body and knocked olin to the floor of the patrol-w g iºln where alntd in which lpositiln lie \as jumilpled on and kicked ail bliuit lfori tl e iprotests of the crowd wVouhl in all probability have beei killed outright by the police. On arrival at the sta tioli, the maln Vi ho was by this tinme so badly beaten that lie could not walk, was thrown into a cell and left there without attention. Somiie in terested persons who tried to i'reach the prisoner that afternoon were de nied admission and roundly cussed for daring to question the iglhit of police department or its menimbllers to beat an unarmed and unresisting pris oner. On Monday morning the prisoner was brought before JUDGE (?) stead of trie'd i('cattse it was such a I'arce) :tand a pIolice ollicer pleaded lIIITY for the lprisonter who was re manahded till 'I'uesdayl for sentence. So- lt' of h' I , t'.(ips(llS Who I111(al' Vain ll'lls to see( thl' 11 an on Sunday W'eI'(' ~preitsenit antI positive\ly state and will swiar that the prisone'i (r did not plead guilty. They also noticed the terrilble condilitioni of the manul and after again trying to learn tlI. e xtent of his inju ries, without anlly .atisfactionl, re qjnl'sted tlh privilhege of havinig a I )( "l'()l tIhat tlhety would s(cure ex amlilil'e thel mai. 'l'hi.s iprivilege was thenizedi themn. I etween, that tinme on Mondiilay and 2 pi. nii. Oil l'uesday when the Irisoner was again BilOUGHT'l' Ifitioret ('hamli)'l s for sentence a t ilet'llnous e('l(ort had I teeIi mai;(de to se' ('cre soncll ;attention 1') r the mll;i ail tl e net rtesult of the thing was that a very Comlietent .Law vt'' was secured ( Mr. Job Ilharriman) who tried hIis lev el '1 .st toI h;iav the case reconsidered ;nd thll, Ilea of gui!ty stricken out as lie ( irp-1h P'i 'r' all i wit:lsses ipositively declarl'e that that plea was nialde b)y a lPotlicen'lia;l ;anitl niot Iby tile niali under ai're-t. ('haiinil's refused to enter t;ini the lawy'er's contenition and( sen tence't'l lit' ihe lan to :Io days without the' privi'lege Iof a ihit ,iftier also refusing toi Il'iiii i ('()MIi 'PETENT ID)octor, \\ hI's lsrv\i .: i had also been secured, toi ascclrtaini tlhte etxteniit olf the injuries rec"i\Vt.l Iy this \ictim of police Ibru; tality. \ot bIeinig willing however, to drop the maiter Mr. Harriman did tfinally find a \\ay to reach the- pris oner ard lie was diuly exaniined )by the Iltilr \\tiu who reported tlihat he found the )thll aindi 1 Ir Ib i broken, innum erabli Iºri llises, (etc., andli a v'e'ry badly dalaimgedl hiead, the result of the blows ili i' head and the broken ribs so ehlo.e~t to the helart imighlt in teither case r ý.lt in deathi. It was piroposed and hat> been uillnertak1ie to push this case ,, tilhe limit alfhl \\'e ctlaimn that every righit-n11iit1ded person' will lend at this time all t lie as. istance possible regard les of tae original caust'e (if the arrest a; it is not a que'stioni of actions of a imani bet'fore't' art. t, but a lquestion of thi: privilege of an ()FFI( 'l'Elt (OF THE LAW to 1.E:(;AILLY heat a man near to deta;th and not he madle to pay the penalty of hiis violence. TI e LAW in this case reads some thing like this:-Any officer or per .,son who, und(er the cloak of authority will uinecessarily assault, bruise or batter anyone will be liable to a fine of not more than $5,000) and 5 years in jail. It is not conceivable that a man who has easily handled by one police. offlicer on the street was so desperate a character after he was placed in the wagon that FIVE policemen must of N E('I'SSITY weat him very near to hdeath in order to land him in the jail. ('onstant repetition of cases of Po live Brutality has forced us to the con .lilsion that it is high time some DI I.l,'T effort was made to remedy matteirs. Now is the time-we are taught that we must respect the law and pay the expense of men to see that law is obeyed, but they who are employed as REPRESENTATIVES of the LAW seem to think and I)O act unlawfully. A Crime when committed by a representative of the law should I,-. just as much a crime as when com mitted by anyone else and the guilty MI"T E," PI NISIHEI) if law is to be respected. The above stated situation is FACT and we stand ready to prove the con li'.ions as specified for we have a num Iber of itne:ýes. who will SWEAR to the truth. Every trade union that has had its pickets and striking members treated as this man was treated sho;uld be interested. (You may have a strike at any time. Remember the Iron Workers, Brewery Workers and S. P. Strikers and the many heads broken by the police for the Masters you were fighting against). Likewise let every Socialist, Free Thinker, Re former, S. L. P. or Y. P. S. L. mem ber, Anarchist or other person who is in the habit of thinking for himself and who ha.s manhood enough to ap I-reciate his position in society as well as to have the feeling and heart of a 11l MAN, INTEREST himself in this riatter and lend full support. A copy of this is being sent to every Trade U'nion, Revolutionist and Clear thinking organization that we can reach. Some individuals will also re ceive a copy as well as every NEWS PAPIER in Los Angeles. We don't ex pect any attention to be given this matter by the CAPITALISTS SI1EEITS. Particularly the CRIMES who in its Editorials of last Monday and Tuesday practically placed a continued on Page 4. SEATTLE RIOTS By Frank It. Schleis. Columns after columns of editorial and news matter has been and is be ing written about the riots which occured in Seattle on the night of Friday, July 18th. Thru the direct connection therewith of Secretary of the Navy, Josephus Daniels, they have assumed a national aspect. The participation therein of the sailors and soldiers of the U. S. warships ly ing in the harbor and from the forts surrounding the Puget Sound,. have showed to the public the peculiar com position of that great institution, the army and navy, supposed guardians of the country's rights, the constitu tionl, and "Law and order." Nor has this affair passed without leaving behind a stigma on the ranks of those who are supposed to be the protectors of our liberties. On the other hand, while the organization has been temporarily inconvenienced by the affair, still it has in nowise injured us here in Seattle, as subsequent events have shown. Our headquarters opened up finds the usual visitors, and propaganda meetings an unusual attendance. The Seattle Daily Times, a miserable imitator of the Los Angeles Times, is today practically a discredited sheet. RIeam after ream of rot has been reeled olff by that slimy sheet, but had it been the workingclass ele ment of Seattle that they had been appealing to, instead of a lot of hoodlums from the army and navy, nothing would have occured. But this sheet seizing upon the fact that the Secretary of the Navy had seen fit to make an attack upon the champions of human liberty, combin ed the two into a ,ki:lful article care fully calculated to incite riot. Into Ithis Article was cleverly woven the distorted facts of the occurence of Thursday night when three soldiers received rough treatment from a crowd gathered about to hear a mi litant suffregette advocate, after the former had compelled her to leave her stand and attempted to slap her on the face. Thus on Friday afternoon the Times blazons out in big headlines "Daniels denounces tolerance of red flag." Sub-headlines read: "I. W. W. denounced by head of navy," "While Daniels arouses patriotism of Rainer Club diners, Anarchists attack wearers of blue." Concluding the article the Times warns "Trouble brewing for I. W. W." To give the story of the affair as it occured on Thursday evening, we herewith submit an affidavit made by the speaker herself. She belongs neither to the I. W. W. or to the Socialist party, and her affidavit is borne out by others, scores of which could be obtained if necessary. These are her words: "Mrs. Anna Miller, being first duly sworn, on oath deposes and says That on the evening of July 17, 1913, at about 9.30 P. M., she borrow ed a stand from which to speak, and began to talk on women"s rights***: at the begining of her talk a large sailor in uniform approached her and told her that she, as a woman, had always been a slave, therefor had no right to speak and had better stop trying. On starting to talk the sailor disappeared *******. After the large sailor had been gone about fifteen minutes affiant observed him coming up Washington Street, accompanied by other men in uniform. The crowd of uniformed men attempted to break up affiant's meeting by jeering, etc., to which affiant replied by advising them to be gentlemen and respect the rights of others. Perceiving their per si.itence affiant closed her meeting, whereupon the uniformed men took possesession of the stand upon which affiant had stood and spoke there from. Affiant seat several men to get the box but without success; then affiant went-to get the stand in order to return it to the owner, and on ask ing for it the large sailor originally mentioned raised his fist to strike affiant, whereupon a well dressed man wearing a diamond ring asked him, "You'd hit a woman would you ?" and therewith hit him with his fist a number of times. Affiant was grabbed by the other uniformed men, but was successfully carried out of the crowd by members of the I. W. W." ANNA MILLER. Henry Borini, being sworn, corrob orates the statements made by Anna Miller adding that the "large sailor was sober, his companions drunk." Frank Rask, in a sworn statement, corroborates the other two, after reading their statements, adding: "That affiant heard all of Mrs. Mill er's speech while the soldiers were there; that she was talking on re ligion before they arrived; that she made no reference to the red flag, no referenc to the 1. W. W., and used no language insulting to the. army and navy." Before the Thursday night affair ended, witnesses say, a dozen or more soldiers and sailors were more or less injured by the crowd. Seizing upon the affair as a pretext, and by care fully distorting and interweaving therein the speech of Secretary Dan iels, The Times was able to raise a mob of hoodlums who made the at tacks of Friday night. It is signifi cant that at the head of the mob, for the most time, was a certain Matti son, political writer for the Times. T'hat the whole arTair was pre-ar ranged can be seen by the evident sys tematic method which was pursued. But long before the atatck was made, the I. W. W. had received word of the affair. We were nutilied that on that evening all the sailors who could possibly be given shore leave would come ashore and make the attack at 7::30 p. m. This information later proved to be correct, as promptly at that time the hoodlums began to put in their appearance yelling and hoot ing. The headquarters of the I. W. W. at 211 Occidental Ave., where the Continued on Page 4. FELLOW-WORKER GAINES. We are advised that Fellow-Worker I. ;aines, one of our best colored fel low-workers, is still being held in the Lake Charles jail awaiting the action of the "G;rand Jury" next month, lie is supposed to be held in connection with the dynamite or firecracker that went off in the Merryville bullpen some time ago. HE WAS SICK IN BEI) WHEN THE TILING WENT OFF. We all know what SAWDUST RIING(; "JIUSTICE" is and it is up to the Iocals to see that Fellow-Worker G(;aines is taken care of and I)EFEND El) to the LAST DITC('H. "AN INJURY TO ONE IS AN IN JURY TO ALL."