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DUasardly Ue4eds of Minot
Degenerates Exposed
Minot, N. ID., Oct. 20th, 1913.
After bein released from ('arring
ton, N. 1). jai', where he had been con
'ned for about 15 (1a s on a charge of
.str, t : pIea:kitg and where he was bru
tally beaten and starved and, after
entering Minot shortly after the free
speech fight which was ended by a
compromnis( on the urgent plea of a
few of our so called intellectual Fel
low-Workers, Herman 1lewer, paid up
member of I cal 332, Los Angeles,
was again brutally beaten on the
streets, .and again three times iº'aten
and given the water-cure while in the
city jail where he was sentenced for
27 dlays for again carrying on active
work in behalf of the I. W. W.; re-ar
rested after the expiration of his
term ,charged with ast.Lultitng an offi
cer and bound over to the district
colrt, which will be in sessior, some
tine,, in .1annary, i has %w rought terrible
hav. with ort' who once as clean-cut
a maun as exi t., once aind still a rebel
whotse clear hleadedness has :'ided in
the victory of manny a battle fr labor.
lie is being st;arved and was once
again brutally l,:eater with a brass
key, which wav- u ed t auouge hi, ie;ad
and bodly and w." wae  w a led ( by :a
Stool-piget' Ot dloiag ti li.' lu:tre for l.oot
legging, San Ahtlan . by name, who
comes from Flht t,l . ! i, and wnl,)
had charge of tiw cI.,t ial while
the jailer wetnt out duriig all thiL
Publicity, I am sul ! : tai tw ,ard
the releaec of one wi, h:m well e:rnued
the support of all, ine h4, at all
times can le found in the thick of the
battle where the I. W. W. principle
are at stake, aand one who at the least
pretense will undhoubtedly i, ldoin
away with as the pimps here have
sworn to get 1-'m, the only reason be
ing his activity in the fight here.
Fellow-Workers in this locality!
This is an appeal that I hope you read
aright and act upon in any manner in
order to gain resluts.
Minot County Jail, Minot, N. D.
The Challenge of
the Deathless.
From "('hicago Magazine."
On October 7th., Judge E. Ht. (;ary
passed sentence upon the condemned
men. TI:e incidents that accompanied
the imposing of sentence form the
most dramatic episode of the story.
Before sentence could he imposed cus
tom required the court to demand of
the accused men whether or not they
had anything to say. All of them had,
in fact, much to say.
Spies made an address at this time
which read now, twenty-seven years
after its delivery, has the ring of
Irophecy. IHis whole attitude was de
'1, addressing this court," he said,
"I will speak as the representative of
one class to the representative of an
otl"r. I will begin with the words it
tered 50 Oyears ago on a similar occa
sioºn I., the Venetian I)oge Falieri who
addlrssing the court, said: 'My de
fense is your accusation. The cause of
my alleged crime is your history.'
"if yo'i think tha4 by hanging us
you can .tanmp out the labxor move
ment - the n;º,vement from which the
downtrodden millions, the millions
who toil and live in want and misery
theb wage slaves--expect sa'vation
if this is your opinion, then hang us.
IIlre ,vu will tread upon a spark, but
there and; tlhere, and behind you and
in front of you aind everywhere
in:tr.ºe 1i blaze up. It is a subter
ran:tn;n fire. You caniinot put it out.
You, gentl'lon, are the revolu
t ,,lij-t '. Io tel hel against the effects
,f ,ci:al con1litions which have tossed
you, by the fair hand of fortune, into
• lartnifaicenit paradise. The forces
r h:t to.ed you into, l;aradise, the in
a t-rial forces. are still at work. Their
tende.ncy is to elevate all mankind to
the ,ame lovet---to, the paradise you
now monopolize. You, in your blind
ness. think you can stop the tidal wave
of civilization :and human emancipa
tion by placing a few policemen, a few
IContinued on Page 4.)
A Few Questions
To the Marine Transport Workers:
Fellow-Workers: Do you know, that
you are working under worse condi
tions than any other class of men in
the world ?
I)o you know, that you are getting
less money than the land worker?
Do you know, that you have to sub
mit to conditions that no other set of
men would?
Do you know, that your work is
harder than the average work ?
Do you know, that you are de
prived of all amusements the land
worker enjoys?
I)o you know, that your food in
most cases is rotten ,and you either
eat that, or nothing?
IDo you know , that you are now
rowerless against the COMBINED
SIHIPPING TRUST of the world?
Do you know, that as long as you
are willing to submit to these condi
tions, they will never be changed?
DIo you know, that YOU are the on
ly one who can make the conditions
what they ought to be?
I)o you know, that the prices of all
commodities, are from fifty to sixty
per cent higher to-day, than they
were ten years ago?
I)o you know, that that means, you
cannot buy but half of what you could
buy ten years ago, even if you are
getting the same wages as you got
I)o you know, that an organization
that organizes only part of the men on
the ships, is as powerless as no organ
ization at all, and that you men paying
dues to such organizations are only
keeping some one on your backs, in
addition to what you already have to
carry ?
Do you know, that the workers of
England had to put up with the same
kind of conditions that you are put
ting up with here now?
I)o you know, that the workers of
England got tired fighting among
themselves, and whipped the stuffings
C'ontinued on Page 4.)
Rangel Railroaded For
"99 Years",
Kirby, Bailey and Huorta Press ofat
Texas Glts oeved Doomed Victims.
But, as President Wilson ms wel says:
"No Government Founded on Bleed
Can Endure," and, in the Words of
the Splendid Dead, We Hurl This Mes
sage Back To The Huertaistas to Tex
as: "You Shall t Press Down m la
ber's Brew this Crown of Thorns; You
Shad net Crucify Mankind Upon a
Crers of Geldl"
J. M. Gonzales was sentenced on the
morning of Oct. 23rd, by a "jury of
his peers" to serve a sentence of
"Ninety-Nine Years" in the hellish
penetentiaries of Texas. He was
"tried" in the La Salle County "Court"
at Cotulla, Texas. "State Witness"
Buck swore Gonzales was at the kill
ing of "deputy sheriff" Ortiz when, as
a matter of fact, he was with Buck.
i We are trying to get a picture of this
fellow Buck so all human beings may
know him whenever he shows up. The
gentlemen who are handing out "Kir
byized justice" to these helpless and
innocent victims are: "Judge" J. F.
Mulealy, "Sheriffs" Pool and J. L.
Hess and "District Attorney John A.
Valls, the last being part Spanish and
a strong Diaz and Huerta partisan.
Judge Hudson writes that the rest
of the cases will probably go to San
Antonio as the State has been fought
to a standstill in Dimmitt and La Salle
Counties, and that he has every rea
son to expect a reversal in the cases of
the convicted on appeal.
Bailey's little fice dog, the alleged
"Houston Post," derides the power of
i the Rebel Press to force the Huertais
Suhr Horribly Tortured
By Burns Hellions.
"Gentleman" Bill's Bloodhounds Equalthe Black Hundreds of the Bloody
Czar in Atrocious Cruelty, Wreaki ng their Lawless Will On Wheat
land's Helpless Victims While Hiram, "The Great Refnrmer,"
I'rates of "Law, Order and Justice."
PEOPLE: Sacramento, Cal., October
16, 1913. Terrible as are the tales of
ChIateau d'Gff ond of Torquemada
theyn pale in fiendishness beside the
recent treatment of Henry I). Suhr,
a worker whose only crime is that he
was present when the people rebelled
against the terrible conditions on the
I)urst Hop ranch. Suhr's home is in
Stockton and his wife and two little
children are distracted by the news
of his terrible experience.
Suhr was arrested about a month
ago near Prescott, Arizona. He was
prisoned in the refrigerator of the
box car and carried to Los Angeles
with Burns men nagging ~ im. Here
he was simply kept awake. Then he
was carried to Fresno and all this
time the process went on. Here he
found wires running into his cell and
tore them down and exposed a dicta
graph. He was taken to San Francis
tas to take their bloodta i hMS
off the throats of Cline, Rangel rnd
their fellow victims and it is up to tLh
Rebel Press to give this savage rm
a whole lot of the advertising that
deon't pay.
Remember! only two or three of
these victimized men are I. W. Ws.;
but all are soldiers of Humanity, and
it is for this reason that they are be
ing rushed to a doom far more fright
ful than instant death on the gallows
-years of torture in the Ieidlies
horrible penitentiaries of the Heer
tais of Texas.
Seos of the Alamo!
You Texans who still have love for
Liberty and Justice, and I know there
are thousands of you, in the nam of
your noble dead, I appeal to YOU to
rise and force Huerta, Kirby and Co
to cease making your State a smlagh
ter house of Human Freedomi
Texans! in the sacred shadew af
the Alamo, will you allow this awful
crime against liberty to be done? Tex
ans! Sons of Rebel Sires, in the name
of YOUR OWN HONOR, we appeal
to you!
Rebels of the World!
Here in this Southland, to which
they are trying to entice working men
and working farmers from other
lands, Justice is still a thing that amst
be had with money and, so, we appeal
to you to RUSH all the funds you can
spare to Vincent St. John, Gen. Sec.
Treas. of the I. W. W., 164 W. Wash
ington St., Chicago, Ill.
In Freedom's Name This Appeal
Goes Out to You!
co and a big Burns bully armed with a
gun kept him awake in a room in the
Sutter Hotel. Thence they took him
to Oakland and confined him in the
Alameda County Jail. Ten days had
been consumed in these trips and
Suhr was kept awake as much as pos
sible. In the Alameda County Jail the
fiends turned loose. Three shifts of
them, working eight hours each kept
at his bedside and through the latice
of a three-foot wide cell they kept
him awake. lie left the bed and tried
to sleep on the floor. These fiends
rolled long spills of paper and tickled
him. When this failed they prodded
him with sticks. Then he tried to
sleep standing. They took him into
ti-e corridor and walked him up and
down, bumping him against the
walls and the cells. Four days this
agony endured before Suhr went cra
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