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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
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
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.
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
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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.
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.,
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
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
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
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.
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.