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Work for Socialism Give it to the Toiler Paper Fund NO. 122. Prosecutor Hoyne Seeing Red Frames up to Trap Wagenknecht SELECTION OF JURY IN CHICAGO COMMUNIST CASES DRAGS. VENIREMEN PROFESS PREJUDICE. 1 IjBffB F l r li SPHaV! W m i r i F " 1 nps a New Member ' CLEVELAND. OHIO, FRIDAY, JI 4th, 1920 tSZSt L4 0. 150 A , . r - . 2 i 1 1 f Published at Cleveland, Ohio Maclay Hoyno, Illinois Stafte's attorney, who is supervis ing the trials of a large group of "reds", consisting of 4 1 members of the Cammuniist Labor Party and 85 members of the Caminimist Party, which opened in Judge Oscar Hebel's court at Chicago, May 10th, is visualizing red wherever he looks. In this respect, he is fully the equal of Attorney General Palmer and it its feared that unless he is soon able to unearth something of a real red character, his mind may give way beneath the strain of its frightful fancies. Chicago papers of May 25th carriedy lurid headlines connecting A. Wagen knecht, Executive Secretary of the Communist Labor Party, with a letter said to have been received by Hoyne of that date. The entire proceedure bearB all the remarks of a frameup such as has often been worked with complete success upon labor leaders in the past. According to the Chicago papers an attempt was made by a would be assassin upon the life of Hoyne by firing a shot thru the win dow of his home. From this as at tempt is made to build a frameup th(.t will connect the shooting with comrade Wagenknecht who is one of 15 Com munists who have not aa yet been apprehended upon indictments furnished by the Chicago authorities. Chicago radicals, who are acquainted with the individuals named therein, state that the letter in its wording, spelling, misuse of the English language and general characteristics, bear them out in attributing it to the hand of Michael Flannigan, head of the Thiol detective agency, which has since the January raids, been employed by the bankers and business men of the Loop district to spy upon radicals and work up evidence against the "red menace." A slush fund of $40,000 is said to have been raisod for this purpose. Copy of "Red" Letter "New York May 211920 Mr. State's Attor.iey Hoyne and dirty dog Henry Bergcr; and Barn hardt (Assistant States' Attorney MftTvin Bernhardt 1) and Mike Flannegan of the Thiol agency Wo want you all to known that iTcommTFEeeT of conspiring' ufainst 200 men and women and therefore I have been instructed to write to you and let you know that you will bo shot at the first opportunity we get. We mean all Why air Tht7 etoj-bJrnecj - hoss-sean 5o$Misfs t. sick like jllus vsirt "force vi. vJcncp! Atfy. Cnrra Pamrner ji$t fo uncfKoi.it fUai then aiq suckers tried to b'ow -i? Nocih Ht the arte ! U they Weit to vote wl-iy 'dont tre cusses flo t int? sai i( rpomous ballol box ft . ato Newlserr Birne - fltc i i i - - - ion?st bjyiriot$ like Sen- DONT THROW "ROTTEN EGOS AT THE SPEAKER. HE IS DOING THE BEST HE KNOWS HOW. of you; especially Flannegan, the dirty crook dictitive; this is our second letter to you relize the men or you will be shot soon. We have spies as well as you got and we know what you are planning as well as you know what we are planning. "You can say goodby to all your friends if you don't reliee these men in ten days; we know that the bankers ore paying you to put us in the jails. But let us tell you son.flhing what to tell the bankers including the prisident of the first national bank; that we will put him in hell just as well as not. We may meet him some this days and makb him a surprise of something and the other bankers too. board ; By order of the national exe cutive board; "Baker, Lindgrnnd and Bilan. "A. Wagenknecht, executive secre tary (this riguature in rubber Btr.mp.) "This is your last notice." Communists cases move slowly. The selection of the jury in the Communist cases moves very slowly and it is to this that the radicals atri bute Hoyne' s anxiety to create a senti ment against them, such as Palmer attempted previous to May 1st. At the present time only five of the needed 12 jurymen have been selected tho nearly six hundred veniremen have teen examined. Many weeks will pro bably elapse beforo "the jury is com pleted. Four of the accused communists have been dismissed by judge Hebel. umricj, Aiiorncy Jioyno has not as yet appeared as an active participant In the cases. Frank Comerford. M. Barnhart and Lloyd Heth handling the prosecution. Tho defense attorneys are (Continued on page 4.) f locked WnMwrmffi - ;w AGAINST fli 'the safety Ijijlli OF olIR . f III y ji GOVERNMENT , J ill TCESTSlfPON free Fallot ym j J' WEB STER2 lJ TMt ToitCW CTOW OCPT I . fc Your Dollar Was Never Worth so much as Now The Colonel in action. He will appear personally upon every platform in America during the coming campaign much advice will be offered you. BOURGEOIS BANKRUPTCY The banernptcy of the leadership of the bourgeoisie is becoming more and more evident, as one industrial crisis after another follows in qnick suc cession. Not one of the recent national strikes has been settled upon a basiB that will stand up under the first breath of the next industrial whirlwinj that strikes it. The mishandling of in dustrial disputes under tho leadership of the bourgeois economists and ma ster minds of bourgeois political science is a mere running in circles that be comes more vicious the longer it con tinues. It. is amusing to observe the lif foreut stages of bourgeois thought in regard to industrial justice to the work ers. Time was when the employing class conceded the worker nothing as a moral or just return for his expended energies. The worker took what the employer decided he should have whe ther it was much or Mttle and it was always little enough. Dnring these times the famous slogan of the A. t. of L., "A fair day's pay for a fair day's work,'' was almost revolutionary. It w.v an attempt to establish a re cognition thnt labor was entitled to enough of its product to maintain its life and the function" of the human being. While the war did not materially change the conception of Oompers and the officialdom of the A. P. of L. re garding this, it and the outlaw strikes have practienlly brought the capitalist employers to agreement with that prin ciple. They have caught up with Oom pers nnd even stand a chance to sur pass him in recognition of now "riehts" for labor. We hear a good deal about the "right to work." Com- MM hns not conceded this right, but perhaps ho will by the time the capi talist class grant it under pressure from the outlaw strikes. The richt to work carries with it the right to the product at least intel ligent labor will claim that, flompers and the exploiters of labor are in agreement that no such right follows. Betb belicvo in exploitation of labor by rapitnl as a fundamental moral nnd legal right. Tho right to work tnd the right to a "living" wage, brings up the question of "whnt is living," nnd how well is the worker entitled to llvef" 8o, we are in a circle, having gotten nowhoro unless we can solve these qncstions. Tho bourgeoisie cannot solve th. in. The moment they sttoinpt it they are confronted with their own economic liter, u for tho better the workers live, the less is the employers' shnro 1'pon the rock of the division of tbe .ontimmnee of profit taking demand its avoilonee. The nearest the capital ist class can come to solving this ir recnncialiablp antagonism is to grant a livini: wage whi. fever that may near. Tint it is a solution which does not solve. The workers will not accept it. As long as there is exploitation, the class-war must continue. The bourgeoisie leaders and spokes men accept the idea that something is wrong but they have no solution to offer. The best thev can offer are but sops threwn to the workers to pa cify them for U little while. They have no bridge to span this chasm. As world leaders, the bour geoisie are bankrupt, thev have reached the end of their rope. The class war irrnws more intense, production breaks lown, national and international eco nomy cracks nnder tho strain of in :l;is;rinl strife. The crisis approaches and the workers are forced to take the leadership and to steer the indus trial craft thru tho whirlpools into tho (iiiet waters ot industrial and econo mil1 "'slice. This is the course which events are tV iig. Bourgeois spokesmen may wail end cavil but capitalism is crumbling faster than they can erect snpports against it. The future belongs to labor. Their is the only solution which can bring pence to a world in class conflict. 'Phe control of industry by the producers alone, will raise mnn above a strug gling slnve or an arrogant mnstcr and weld them into one common mass without inhnrmonious ends or irreconcilable economic differences. 0 GO WEST! By Boomer. That grnnd old man, Horace Oroely used to say: "go west young man and grow up with the country." Should ! ho he living today and give advise, it would prebably bo "go west young man nnd get in jail" if you helievo in the rights of free speech." For there is not a jail in tho west even in the smaller towns that havo not held, or is holding: radicals picked op since the Centralis tragedy of Nov. 11th. And whnt dors that mean to tho labor movement? It moans that capital ism hns turned the jails into schools for tho manufacture of radical, m many u man has been only a hike warm sympathircr at tho time of being "solccted" but by tbe time bo got a two or three month sample of mo dern justice, ho became a snro enough class conscious gny. Rupeciall has Mnltonomah Co. Jail, Portland, Ore., been a good school for this education, as there are thirty cr products of labor is the bnurgeoisioshlpl moro of us in tho one corridor who ;t salvation bound to crash. There lalhave been in since Nov. 11th. We no getting around it for the necessities get books, papers and all kinds of of the workers lives demand they I periodicals, which we read and pass steer for it while the salvation of around to the other corridors. Our the c a p i t a 1 i a t system and the labor has commenced to bear fruit upon the inmates of the other corri dors who in the main are bootleggers white slavers, etc. As an indication in a straw vote taken a few. days ago DebB was the only one who got a look in. We have lost three of our members by reason af an urgent invitation to visit Salem, State Prison, for a period of 2-2-I5 years. Two of the sojourners were members of the C. L. P. and the third one was eonvineted of being one of those "terribel" T. W. W's. nut on investigation it was found he be longed to everything ever heard of around theso parts. It is not hard to convict a mnn here only a little tediou3 as Oregon hns not got its own corps of stool pidgeon witnesses yet, it has to borrow some from Wash ington, and as they have been rather busy in thnt state lately they have to book ahead for open dates. Another littl ""ttcr that seems to be worrying the persecutors and dis pense rs of "jnstns" is that those prisoners have heard something about being entitled to a jury trial, so they nil refuse to be satisfied with a part of a jury. They are all holding firm for a seperate nnd individual trial and sinco they ore all migatory workers a littlo thing like being held in jail six months or a year is of no moment to any one concerned save the taxpayers, who ever they may be at least uono of them are relatives of ours. Justice! Yes, there is one way to tret it for the workers nnd that is by the workers becoming the dominant factor PALMER USES DETECTIVE A6ENGY IN WAR ON RADICALS WASHINGTON. Direct connection between the murderous campaign of the Baldwin-Feltz Detective Agency against labor in West Virginia and At torney General Palmer's raids against so-called "reds " is now established by means of official government docu ments. It was at Palmer 's instigation thnt the Department of Labor issued hundreds of warrants for aliens, based on Pal mer's alleged prima facie avideneo covering "2,000 perfect eases' of men and women who shonld be deported for radical beliefs, w lulo the law re quires that such warrants be served only by officers of the Labor Depart ment, n groat number of aliens were seized by Palmer's men and bv local police or private detectives. Carl Cram, of West Virginia is one of the aliens thus arrested. On April 23rd, Immigration Tnspoctor O'Brien formnlly notified the Labor Depart ment thnt Cnrl Cram was being held by tho Daldwin-Feth dotectives at Pduefields, West Va and that the private detectives were clamoring to have the Labor Department officially! "parole" firam in the enstody of the itnMwin-rcltr. concern. Attention is called to the fnct that tion. Across lie wrote: ' Its face, on tl Parole denied e enntrarv, L. F. P.'" Then Mr. Post communicated direct ly with Inspector O'Brien, directing him immediately to recover tho per son of Carl Cram from the Baldwin Feltz detectives, and adding the in formation that if the regularly con stituted authorities of West Virginia witshed to use Cram as a witness against Stafford or any one else, those authorities could procure the full co operation of the Labor Department if they would state the facts and make an ofiieial application. Caminetti is Palmer's "inside man" at the Department of Labor. In the v:hole campaign of terrorism conduct ed by the Attorney General for the past year Caminetti has been an active assistant. It was he, figuratively, who christened the Buford when that vess -1 carried the first cargo of men and woni"n into exilo from America, and it was his boasted ambition to churn the Atlantic with subsequent fleets of exiles from our "democracy. " To this end he welcomed tho cooperation of such gentry as the Baldwin-Felt?, de tectives. O- RU88IA S INDUSTRIAL PROGRESS. handlo their new found industrial free dom when it is attained. Well. I am not going to worry, considering all the men and women receiving thtil education in the bnstilee of capital ism it makes me rnther optimistic. To all who want to get n class conscious education, If you are being overlooked in tho east or other parts of the conn try. Allow mo to invite you to Port land jail, as we have room for several comrades, brothers, fellowworkers or jnst folks, which over yon may be. TOM WALDON Co. Jail. Portland, Ore. The SOVIET OF ISLAND DEER A true account of the persecut iona inflicted upon the deportees at Deer Island. Roston Harbor after the Jannary raids by tho Palmer inquisitors. lSe a eopy. Address The Toiler 0 TWO MiMnT, TALKS ON TODAY'S TOPICS. By Elmer T. Allison. A pamphlet of short eesays dealing with a number of sub jects of vital importance to tbe workers. 100 A COPY Address The Toiler : -.... tr i , ii j a m in mririy. nwirni xmunu nitn mum .v.. ,.:,.i v... 1 i , , - . , . ,iuv i'ii, an. nil 1 1 . I I m , . i tutu u,-iri i i , time tO education so as to he able to Ltii.. wu n : ..,,. i...t w v.i j i riu viam in will in xiir tuiff i mi were anxious to have the Labor De partment take the responsibility for whnt they had dono and Intended fur ther to do with the prisoner. The Bnldwin-Feltz pretext was that Cram was needed by tho West Virginia authorities as a witness against one Tony Stafford, charged with attempted murder. Mothor Jones the famous friend anl comforter of the working class, declares that Tony Staffard is an intellieent nnd lawful champion of the workers, whose only crime is hia determined opposition to the feudnl mine owners of West Virginia. To all who know .he circumstances, the implication was clear that the llaldwin r eltr. detectives were plotting to nse a deportation warrant tu hold Carl Cram and "third degree" him as a witness against Stafford and all othors whom they wished to get. Anthony Caminetti, commissioner general of immigration, waa willing and anxious to cooperate with the private detectives. Within a few honre aftor he received the request, forwarded by Inspector O'Brien, Catrinettt made out a formal order to parole Carl Cram in custody of Baldwin-Felt t. In the old days bofore Louis F. I 'oat began to scrutinise Caminneti'a wrk, that would have settled just the y the mine owners' thugs wanted it. But the As- sirtsnt rVcretiry of Labor did not MOSCOW. The locomotive factories ia Kharkow are working with full speed. During the last two weeks two new locomotives were manufactured and three repnired. Besides a great nnmber of freight cars were repaired. The trains on tho Wolga-Bugnlma line are now running tho distance in IS hours which previously required 11 days. The workers of Alexandria line hnve volutarily prolonged their work ing day. The first labor army in the Ekaterinburg district has already re paired 16 railroad bridges. Traffic on tho railroad lines south of Moscow (a rapidly being reopened. During March, 513 locomotives and 1,400 cars were repnired. Ten complete trains were organized. The reports of the commission for t.ne Third Kailroad District of the Moscow azan Line show a general and considerable improve ment in the traffic. All orders are ful filled with military strictness. During "transportation week" 46S seriously damaged locomotives were repaired. Asklj writes in "Travda" that dnring the first woek of April in Soviet Russia K,fiOf freight cars were loaded and unloaded. This constituted an in crease of 1,600 cars over tho previous week. rubber stamp Caminetti 'a recomenda THE TRUTH ABOUT THE LUSK COMMITTEE. Rome astonishing facta abont thra extralegal Committee nover before revealed. An authentic report. 36c the copy. Address The Toiler Now don't say it isn't so right eff the bat, of course we realize the seeming contradiction in the state ment contained in the heading of this article. A whole lot has been said and written about the Shrinking Dollar the 46 cent dollar, the 33 cent dollar. You have read of it and have doubtless had more or less unpleasant ex periences concerning this fact. No need to tell you that the Great American Dollar Is no more great but very small indeed, and contains but a fraction and a small I fraction at that, of its former purchasing power. In this voanAAt it Vina Vkoon attftfner emn.llAr arirl smfl.llvr T.it.tJe ! by little and some times a whole lot at a time, its value ; the necessities of life market has constantly dwind led, until now we have come to regard a dollar as little e than a joke, tho a tragic one for the most of us who earn them all and get but a few. But still we maintain that your dollar is worth more now than ever before. But it will take several more paragraphs to tell you why. You can't always measure the value of a dollar by what it will buy in a general way. There is still another measure for the dollar and that measure is the need of it at a particular time. When you have many of them their purchasing power is not so important. Quantity balances quality. But when you have only a few and the purchasing power has dwindled to about one third then, even a 33 cent dollar looks as big and bright as a brand new full moon. Last week we told yon on this page of the paper shortage, of the very grave situation of The Toiler be cause of it and the lack of funds in The Toiler treasuery of the absolute necessity of getting funds immediately to purchase paper if we were to continue publication. But in spite of the paper shortage, paper can be had for dollars. Even a truth-telling weekly paper such as The Toiler can obtain paper if dollars are at hand. And there is the trouble, comrades, and readers of The Toiler. Just as we told you last week, we have no funds to buy newsprint. We want to repeat in spite of the difficulties of obtaining news print, in spite of the X conspiracy which is said to exist against the smaller weeklies, in spite of the conspiracy which WE KNOW exists in certain circles to kill The Toiler in any way arid several ways have ben tried this past year, in spite of all these we know how to get all the newsprint we need for many months. We know whom to see, we know what wheels to turn to start hundreds of reams of paper to roll our way if you will help us get the money needed to pay for it. We have loarr.ed how to do that in battling for The Toiler these past trying months and we have learned it well. The rest is up to you, comrades, we believe we have done our duty. We have found the ways you must help us find the means. It ie not much that we ask, just a little from each of you who believe in The Toiler and its mission; who believe that in this particular crisis a littlo 33 cent dollar is not too much to give to it to sustain it in its struggle for the education and emancipation of the workers. ; And now we repeat what we state in the first para I graph that in this particular instance, that rneasley, ! blackened, torn, 33 cent dollar in your pocket is worth i more NOW than ever before. Because it will insure the ! continuation of The Toiler by supplying the needed pa ! per upon which to print; by making certain that which i we MUST have if we are to do our work yours and ours. Twenty five hundred dollars will pay for ten tons ! of newsprint. Ten tons of paper mean a good long lease I of life and a chance to do a whole lot of needed social ! ist work a whole lot of aducational work among the i workers. We know thi3 is worth while. You realize it is too. ! Already the dollars are coming in. We ask you also to ! drop at least one dollar in the stream of dollars that is i to revolve the wheels that keep The Toiler turning out ! each and every week the necessary education and inspira tion which the workers must have to wm a world for those who toil. SEND YOUR DOLLAR NOW! FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE USE THIS BLANK For Renewals or New Subscriptions We request that each ToUcr reader who has received a notice of the expiration of his subscription renew at once. 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