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DEATH TO THE GUNMEN! .
This is Number 72 Organization * Is Power 'f 73. " '"- "HIE ( IE "E P-of Owned by the Rebel Lumberjacks of Dixie c An Injury to One is an Injury to AIL VOL. III-No. 21. NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, THURSDAY, flAY 21, 1914 MIGHT IS RIGHT SAVAGE WAR ON WORKERS BY COLORADO'S GUNMEN-MILITIA Thlle 1f,4lowiiig Il..ouns (f the h11. Iilish deeds of the Iw'iatial ggunmen-miitIia of &'olorad(1 are taken from Ihe relport of Au la V. I.afferty and Evangeline Ilearltz, who IIer'E: appoinlte(d by the " tWomen's I'ea'e Association " to investigate the llassac're of ILudlow. 'The rport is addressed to ithe venelloulls'(;ov. A nollllltlis of ('lorado. It slo.ake for itself. We trust that thli " Jin'rs' Magazine" is now ionIvin ced that tilet atro eities e, ullrllitt'd by this sai breed of guiinmen aigailnst the Louiisiana Iuailh.erjaciks was nit "bein'ause Ithey iere 1. W. W." lThus say t he " 'eii'e '" inven tigators: Our invest igaltin t' complrised interviews with nmilitial ,offic4'.rs and nae'. strike leaders and strikers and with tlihe district attorne''y ;iandt various citizens of Ltas A ni moas e.oTnty. anti we beg to sllpplt this r'leport with affidalvits herewithl iattlached: Whatellvetivr feelinllg we 1' y 1 have halul that i'ounllllts of the mine war hald Ie'en eixaggerated wi'ere slI4n dlis iwlled1. We declare to you that any fiiull tl Itrue revlation of actulal e'vents uIIIst e'xp'e't to suffe'r by re.aslin of their very' increidi'ility. Thlere, is little use' in re'i',nt inug the detlails of the lu(llow massac're. Sllffic'e it to say that we place the entire hiline, for this horror on the imiported assassinls who nIInaserailed as s.Ions of ('olh ,adi ill thle Illiilforill of the national gulard. Th'ere is nlo qll'estinll ill our minds bulill t that thel attanck on11 the tent clonyv was lllanned with eare andil 'exec'uted in ('old blood. No soonelr was the lmaiilln holy of the militia withdlrawn from the strikie district than a new company was hastily foritmed (,uit of the mlinlle gilar Is. Iline emnploye's. itinerant guneln'll alti sluti sweepiIangs. Known as 'Troop ' A" thi oftfie'less. un Illi loriull d ditDli'hlent. togel't lh r witi lit' i h's lpi'i'P - dhls ilnder th ile. oIniIanl of liderfe l l i n (',nilp n%, ThI'e thiree a.ihil, l nutsl.-\wire pilantid ille pIsi tio1 lºrior to Nlo, t .,nhy n11orni. w . were ioialh to dis .i\D'ler that a single shot was tinred pri',r toi explosmin of thii thlt'rei, luintls that Ma11 or lUlinaErtok aildmitted tol Sli, iis 1iin signalll for lilt hattle tl Ih'egi li. The utter inlIirp.I lare. il'ness (itf lthe strikers fIlr tifighting is d(lti :listrated li the fat that llrnIiV tof NhE' w i aind hi.hillren w r.i uill in i ,,I FiIEI) TIlE TENTS. It( ,l,l , fouln d /that .I/a i,r' II,,n.iu I /l slt /,e Ii, of I ll.S ( nl(d tl hal l if r il l t /iD l II El DII . hi n i, r.ol( 'AD11(/1i (l 15511( I' viII ( l andi isil ti him log 1u/i s to slur( all Ati llii' th i picture's palile'4 fIr IIs li\ huiiu'less \\'El-l' \n.' w.as that of the subliers 1i'rrying trlulks to the station. hIlIslit- of a stWiletl'i a ordin. andii glhlliiilrg hel l Ill nilt there int thei tll ts . for valiahles. In .1'i 1ppot o l i' thse' assertiills. w,' ir.1 et yolur 'at'ltention pii o' ially to the ;Iftilli\its f .',Mrs. I'e1lreg1,1n. Mrs. Iertolutih and Mrs. I( lexl . %hll , 4s. savil s and househ' l, 1_ ols \,,re, taken. land ti thailt ofI.Mrs. 1'11 'T'1roi1-m'. wdhii till: s hli\' :1 soler Ii,It lighted i' ii'oi akel ,,ikd in il 1t1n setI Ii;' ti, lthe ' ,tell in which she' htalell,- l with her iie lhiildren. l-i'l',if' lD,," i/,,.1 h, ,,I , D ,/ ,O i , , ,,1.8 If , S. s' ,i, ,,l, t ltt. t I f, /, / l Iltl .' trotl/ th, I' t( r ll 11 l11, ! . ,' Dttol/l/ li, ' hD lr/e l, , iD / , Is , /il1, ll 'i / u , , r al . e/-, I , /thail ,,f Iu, l1 s traii,,ii IDIDDi l,'i I. h hiu , qvu . TI K A.. I "l1!) E Eli). hi manlly iistalins,'.1'' alle' i'imi p,.eih li ,iidisaz r,.-, ah s-Ei't that ino I1:itiOlll lit. ha i a ,,ii nlitiiia i , . 'l'Tiat Ioouis 'T'ikas Ilas lh,. ;'e'ii"iaii/i, l-aIDn f'r of' th,. ',,loi -" if i i | inl ' to the aitil !' his firing a iri' k. sliirmi. At this poilit. we cilkliit l,,oo s 'i eli' .oideni iDl ,E .iru''DlE nis tllihD. ,f his ili-athIi. .o, d,,/,fb r D ,Dn;, in oAur mDiD .Ds thitl Tikiis viivd Pe!ii i'. it/ t I ii' , ii di r.S, '4 ir ,iErdl v d v 'ilh i, thr < us./ioiiii ," S. .li/ rS.. and / h, r;i'i wai d, lib, ratlv /l 414 d Liv i/ DIDDD Lidhr i, it ,r/iih slit,,di/ l C 1 ,41).1 . , , iD ,i , '44 Dil D /. Nt itii th' 4 $ THE J I G :-o Oz~ - IS U - SABOTAGE - C , ýG , ý. . f E T WHEREIN THE RATTLER TAKES POSSESSION OF "THE TREE OF LIFE" anlals of civilized warfare is there record of any thing more inhuman than the cold-blooded killing of these two prisoners. We dec'lare to you that the Ludlow tent colony was a; cnoinunity of decent people, passionately proud of Iheir little tents, domestic to the last degree, gener o4,s aind loving in their dealings with one another. ''lhere i.s no questltin that the coal companies have viclated (every law on the statiute books for the pro htitjion of their employes. JMAIMING WOMEN. We' Insist that these foreigners learned to love the flag. yet when the union women of Trinidad took $3 of their saved pennies, and bought the Stars and Stripes to ily over a parade, they were ridden down by the soldiery, and the national colors trampled in the dust. Women and children were given saber se ars that they will carry to.the grave, a 16-year-old girl was kic.ked in the' breast by tile conummanding of lie'.r, and ct hers were miainied by having gun butts lIropp,'d on their feet. \\'We chl a ish to hatve pages to recite 'the tortures n4l1 irjtisties to Which the' men, witnien and e.hihlren of the st rikers were subjected. M IILITIA ARRESTS. 1Mrs. Mary M. Thomtas, a frail little Welsh woman, ainl lthe moither of two little children, was arrested ,l i the streets of Trinidad. subjected to abuse and insult, and contined for three weeks in a vermin rishlen i ell. Food was thrown to her as though she had been it beast. ier letters of appeal went untani sa re..l, and slit. \\a as released at last wit hout one word it explanation or apology. It is hardly necessary to recount the experiec'es ,,f Mi t her'" Jones. Regardless of what one may tliink of it'her cpinio.s or her utterances. surely hli ricniitv miiist sicken at the imipriseenlient of this old \ir,, it ,f s2 in a rat-infnested basement held on no ,hart,. w hatever. Tll -t R~ SI'PO)NSlIILE. \W. ar., glad indehed to be, able to report that the r,1 ."i,, Sn it'f t',Ilorado in the militia seetnr to have "mia ll Irit in this reign of terro,r. The brutalities i.0 lll lai,,c'cIl cf w,.re intlie'tedl almost entirely iy the mine ,;,,'rIls and hlire.dl thugs rushed into the militia Iyv the, cal c',,nlinniie-s. many of themi still remainingm oni thie ,'ollani ayr.yn lls. 'The , lit,,ls ,tf the . cr .eat, i wa.º not thl I . us1 r, / ilsirº ft!i tel ' . 4s ,i t, (lr icrt.c'tilacli oins. .IMa ti o0" thos, ,'ith Ich m t-, luk,,1 avil crli; 'irte rd Ithe Ludl'ic titnxsscnrt as. "fUº.'' To All Locals and Members I. W. W., Southern District: Fellow-Workers--For the last three mtonths I have ben working most of my tiiime in the field among the hlals, and in lnew territory in the interest of our papers and magazines, and 1 wish to state that I shall continue to work in the field in the future with a better progratm, if possible, than I have in the past. I shall work in, new territory during this month, then 1 expect to make the same round among the locals again, leeturing and demonstrating oni the ques tion of ''MAKIN(I A LIV'IN( " as before. Now with the ,.o-operation of each local and every iiemhbtr and all the sinall farmers all along the line. we ean Inake this seeicid trip a splendid sluceess from every angle. I expec't to add new features to the already onl virincing program, and with the assistance of the work irs this an Ihe done without any burden. I wish to state that all locals and mnembers will continue to keep tup their correspondence withn me by addressing me at tlie same old stand: P. O. Box 78, Alexand ria. 1 always have nmy mail forwarded to inc oil the road. Send in your ord(ler.s for supplies as usual and samte will hav prompt attentiton just as before. Me iibers lin longing to Local No. 282 van send mJi' their sbooks by mail as usual. I will stamp thli ti up andI return Stume. I ihave an assortmlent iof giood revolutionary litera tire onil INI)l'STIRIAL I NI()NISM which should be in the hanlds of every wage-worker and small farner in Ith South. A pockekit library of this literature or thlree miionths suibs.ription to Theli Voice' of thie People, Solidarity or Internationral Soeialist Review for 2:5 .ents. The illustratied lehture andI ientertainment go"'s is a lri'lllilli to slibs'ribetrs or pu r('casers of a pociket lilbrary. InI c.o-op'ration there is Iifl'. Let lis co-operate and ld our duty bly going oni tfli' job anld get mIi'w sub serils.rs for our papers a iiind magatzines. Let uis make 1914 a booster year for our palpers, andil in so doing we ~ ill make life eternial for the ON E Ill1 I 'NIO)N. Ja S/ ,aSit. e ire arr, Nuit/l rn Iis.sri,'I. SEATTLE SONGBOOKS. Secretary This. Whitehead of thi Seattle. Wash.. ('. ('. ('.. requests 'is to, notify all L.o'als that they- will inot have any mitore song ooks prilt~ed. and ;hhat tley will in t. therefore,. fill any olniire o,ri''.rs. li, fiirtiher rei-iilests that Lo.cals semI no I rimr' onlrPires I; o themi. ailt tii sendi in advance oiirders to Solidaritv with money for Sallil,. Ii rilder tli aid the P'iibli.hii, iuriati to, get oiut the inew Soigibooik ias soon as possible. To the World's Libertarians, Also to Louisiana's Brutaltirlms . At a meeting of the Unionists and Socialists, held on Sunday. the 10th day of May, in the Assembly Hall, the matter of the forcible deportation of a negro speaker, W. P. Davis, who was to tell those who wished to hear, about the progress of Soelahlim among the members of his race, on the school house grounds May 3d, was taken up and thoroly discussed by the 30 members present. It was agreed that the running out of this negro speaker was not only illegal, but was done by men not empowered by law to perform such function, mid also aspersion cast upon each Socialist and 'Unionist of this communiity, who invited this So einlist speaker to enlighten them as tb how the ne groes, with whom he is in close touch, were imbibing the new teachings of industrialism, and as no one was TO BE COMPELLED TO HEAR "HIM, we failed to see where there was any justification for in terference on the part of the two men who conducted him out of Rosepine, and we also failed to see where in they or, their friends, by this act, were shown to be our superiors, as character and self-respect is gauged by one's daily conduct, PAST DEEDS and present perfonnances among one'sfellow-workers and neighbors, we are perfectly willing to contrast ours with theirs, and leave the decision to any impartial Sritie. We decided that we do not need, nor will we tamely submit to having any outsiders decide WHO SIHALL AND WHO SHALL NOT speak to us pub l iely, and in pursuance of this decksiha, we have no tified this negro speaker to make a new date for a talk to be delivered on the school bmusegrounds, and - impressed upon him the fact that we intend to pre serve the right of free speech and assembly in Rose pine, as tot! always hare done, regardless of the wishes of those who live off the labor of negro or white r slaves, and whose interest it is to keep workers di vided, and who presume to dictate to us, thru the acts of those whom they intluence or control, as in this L.se, whom, we shall hear, or not hear, and how we shall conduct ourselves. We shall remain within the law, even if it does always operate against us, and ree ,gnize only a regularly appointed officer. If sued of ficer presents a warrant charging this negro speaker with any offense against constituted law, all well and good, otherwise he must be left alone. We thoroly understand who was the real head of this running out proposition, and their motives, and that the insult was intended, not so much for the negro as it was for us. We htll these parties most emphatically that they stand, not only to lose our tplerance and otherwise 1 ycod will, but ( onsiderable trade. We will not stand /lor the initiation of any "Good Citizens' Leagues" or pofcss,nal gunmen in Rlosepine. We have made a c reful canvass of our members in the woods and this .community, and sympathizers, an I they are in accord with the spirit of this and ready with their support. !!ANI)S OFF OUR AFFAIRS. TilAT'S AIL. II. I . Burrow, &ecretary- Treasurer. 396, 1. W. W. J. J. ('ry( r, ,ec.-T'reasurer Socialist Party. Net Miller, A. R. Cryer, J. II. Fletcher, A. U. Vander, J. 31. Thompson, A. Thompson, S. C. Cooper, A. D). Sumith, P. Eastman, Jeff Copper, I. A. Thompson, S. C. Cooper, R. I). Smith, E. Smith, M. II. I'East man, P. J. Moore, Press Committee. Rtosepine, La., May 10th, 1914. FIGHTING IN EDMONTION. hell has broken loose in Edmonton, Canada. Have no details at time of writing. We shall move up there if mce'samry. John Terrill. OKLAHOMA OIL FIELD NEWS Local 586 Moves To Drumright. ILoal 58i has maoved to Drumright, Oklahoma, where a new town is building. P'lenty of work in town-buihling as well as in the oil fields nearby. So, colrle on, Fellow-workers; they need you to build their town. and we neced you to helj build the ONE lIl; I lSNI(N. \Also., you Soapboxers, here is where yv . c.an do some real work by getting on the job and orgalizing the slaves at the pltint of production. Also .you Fellow-workers cormling up from the South should stop off ait l)nrimnright. You can make a road stake anl at the same time help O B IT-iRze the Oil Fields. George Fenton, Fin. Sec. No. 586.