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John Lawson Confident of Victory in Coming Trial
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Vol. 3. No. 21. Con. No. 126. CHICAGO ILLINOIS, OCTOBER 30, 1915 One Dollar a Year, Single Copies 5 Cent*
Chief Council in Matthew Schmidt Trial Dead
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Hilton in Washington to Save Hillstrom
Seattle Unions Holds Big
Protest Meeting and
Adopt Resolutions
licnver. Colo., Oct. 29.—Attorney O.
V Hilton of I lenver, Colo., who is in
ti r. h-d in the case of Joseph Hill
strum. condemned to death in Salt
Lake City for murder, but who has
been given an additional fifteen days
of life through the intervention of
President W ilson, started to Washing
ton ()c toiler Tth. to confer with the
State (department on the ease. Mr
Milton has l**en asked to tell the State
department all he knows about the
1 hi State department t .mnot pre
vent the carrying out of the death sen
fence imposed on Hillstrom, but after
considering the fact laid before it. ran
act m an advisory capacity to the I tah
supri-nie < ourt. Hillstrom may obtain
a new trial through th« mt» rventmn
of Mr. Hilton at Washington
Seattle Resolution.
VM,« neas, Joseph Hillstrom, known
far and wide as Jim- Hill, writer of
working class songs, and a labor or
g.o i'< r, is now facing r\c« utinn in
Sit Lake* City, I'tah; and.
W h« re;u*# the conviction was sc
cur. I upon purely cireumstanti.il rv i
din... and then* is every reason to
!*• • \e that Joe Hill is to sufT* r lie
nil *♦ of his working class activity.
Whereas, The flagrant violations of
the , .* of the land and the usual civil
pr«H • aces, of which the raw of J***
lb r is but one of many, if allowed to j
coiitmue, will put the liberty and even
In.« of every worker for better con
dit ons in jeopanty; be it
I.V-olved, That we. Citizens of Scat
tic, in mass meeting assembled at th*
I ihor Temple this loth day of Oct.»
U r, I:m;», do demand that J»* Hill Is
g ven another and fair trial, and wo
w.trn the governing force- that we wi'
watch with keenest vigiiano their
every mov? in this caw until Jo. Mil
is either dead or liberated, and bis
death without justification will light
an unquenchable fire of re*volt in th.
heart of every worker in tin
Itig Maw> Meeting
In a mass meeting held by organ
iz**d labor of Seattle, Spwaker Thomp
son told the nature of the evidenc up
on which Hillstrom was convicted and
farcical nature of the* so called trial.
He told of Hillstrom'* refusal to ac
cept a pardon at the hands of the
pardon board, made up of four of the
judges of the same court which con
victod him, preferring to either die
u a martyr to the cause of a fair
trial or to he granted a square deal.
Many of the songs written by Hill
strom were* quoted by the I W'. W
(Continued on Page 21
Stiles Militia ImiM I he Once
Peieeiul hew Hampshire City.
Na.-hua. Conn . Oct 2th—This city
is rent by the biggest strike in its
h story, that of .'.no employes of th*
Nashua Manufacturing Com pa \
manufacturers of cotton cloth. It
rivals almost the (.awrence strike in
intensity. Th* nu n, women an*l chil
dren on strike demand fifteen per cent
iiu r*-ase in wnpes. They have been
out since* (lefoler .». The wages range
from to $12 a week.
The United Textile Workers have
organizer* in the field and it is prob
able that the strikers at present un
oriranized will join their ranks.
The* militia has been guarding the
mills since the first week of the strike,
governor Spaulding, win* granted
the mill owners’ request for the milt
tia, is a wealthy manufacturer of
Km Hester. N II
Monday morning, October 18. will
Is* known a* "Moody Monday” to
Nashua resident*. On this morning
some box cars wen* being hacke*| into
tin* mill on a short spur of track. The
strikers ccmceived the idea that these
cars housed scabs for the mill.
Several hundfe«| «»f' th* n -warmed
on t'» th** track literally stalling; the
ears Mayor Crow'ey was notified and
hi- handling of the situation has
broiurht censun* on hi- head from
» \ei *h* « apitali-t pr» -
Woman lie a ten.
• •ribbing an American flag fron
the* hand- of a woman striker. the
brave Mavor Iwgan I* iting her over
the head with a night stick The p**
Iiee followed th*' Mayor’s example,
and night .-tick.- tiega’ to play a mi r
ry tattoo in the -inkers’ head.- Th*
striker- fought back with lists clubs
and stores, and th*- battle wagf*«l h**t
and furiou- ’I’he police shouted for
reinforcements and the militia ru.-h* •!
out of the milt on the* double (pin k
with t xed bayonets. The militiamen
ii i d th* bayonet- and the of!i« * * ~
their revolvers The striker- w* iv
Seven of their number were *'t **n
the field in a dying condition, an • *’ g
tin -e th* woman wh- vsa clublied by
Mayor i'rowlev. fifty more* of the
striker- carry minor bruises and cut
fr«»n Hi- bayonet* of the unlit i
in i sinker received a bullet in th*
groin from a nnhtia •!’•*» who i- i
I, ,, . |i«i of t he I’rot he * h"*»d Ira"
The gnat n a - of ! h* workers m
\a l,i hi w nothing **f uniom-m.
II. > h..v '.'t 1 H». l.-a -i . • ■ |it .... ..f
what 1 want b> Miliilartlj. Th. rv
.-•I t tw.i |N I II tit of th. work. rs in
:l..‘ .it. aiViliat.nl w.ih an> kin.I **f a
Washington, l>. C.—-A still futther
Jecrcase in immigration to the United
States is shown by the lN*partment
»f I abor in its report for July. Only
*1,.VM immigrants were* admitted to
I be United States in July, the total
immigration for the last fiscal yeai
> mg .‘VjfiJMHY Those who came in
luly included 2.7MI from Kngland.
».Mi I fn»m tjreece, 2,-k'Ui from Italy
ind l.a ’.o from Ireland.
Schmidt Trial Delayed on
Account ol Death ol
Chief Counsel
!,<>* Angeles. Cal., Oct, 2h.—Charles
H. Fairall, chief counsel for the de
fense in the Schrnidt-Caplan trial,
died suddenly here at the California
hospital. Judge Fairall was stricken
in court while engaged in the selection
of a jury and was hurried to the home
of hi* father in law at Venice and was
later t.ik* n to the California hospital,
when* he died the following evening.
The sud*ienn« *s of the death and the
fact that th** attending physician could
not decide the exact * ause, prompted
the associate* of the dwrajHil to de
mand that an autopsy be performed,
anil mIihi Mr.- I airall arrive»l from
Sa»i Francisco, h«*r consent wa* *«•
ctirt*d an*! an autopsy held. This re
vealed the fact that death cany* from
cirrho-'- of th- liv* r
A ourt \d|ourn«-d.
When the death was announced in
to i t. Ju-lg* Wiliis immediately ad
i,. ;rrie*l court a- a mark *»f honor to
the «k‘ceased <>n Monthly morning
court wa.- corn*red and the defense
attorney* a*k*-*i for a continuanc** of
tt . , i-t f.»r at le;ist two w#*cks t«>
g \, them all opportunity to reorgan
iz«‘ their forces ami sel#*ct a chief conn
m I \ postp»m*'nu nt of one week was
I he court. th« prosecuting attorney
ami the tile 111 lie rs of the counsel for
th. defense all joined in expression*
high \ • u'ogi't * of the deceived
,1 udg*' Willi- appointed Attorney*
|J\ kr•, nt and M‘*»re of d#‘fi*ns#* COUM
. ! .,!.d 11 K Ht»s«*r, the well known
S -• in'i t attorney of this city, a *« m
- i to draft suitable resolution'
t he I uncial
lh« i iiM, r.t was h.dd on Monday,
Cl* tofu r 1 s .4? 1 p m . from tin par
• n. of |V, k and Chase The body
was cremated at UoscdaU* Crematory
and Mr> I airall ami the llttl#* twelve
\. ,,i old daug) ter. Nell • carried the
a. h« • back with th#**" t.- San Tru
I e t fiat e\ citing
I li< funeral wa- largely at tended by
mem Is is of th* legal profession and
of the labor orga*11z.aturn* Supreme
* 'ourt Ju«lg* William I* I .aw lor of
San I ram is,** wa* then* as a repn
sent at ive »»f the form cr. The altar
surrounding th*' casket was banked
with a profusion of l*#*autiful floral
wreath* brought by admiring friends
and sympathizers. Among them wen*
tokens from th** l.«*»a! Central Isbor
ami Itiiilding Tra#W*s Council and a
magnificent pn*ee representing a
brok* n shaft from ti \ *1 x«• ?t * -f
San Francisco Then* was also a
pretty wreath from M A. Schmidt and
I hive Cafilan.
dothiiq Minufacturtrs lire Arming
Chicago. II!., Oct. 27.—The first *e
rious riot in the clothing workers*
stnke took place here when armed
strikebreakers opened fin* on the
union men.
Samuel Kapper, a union tailor, was
killed by Tony Panichi, a strike
breaker. Samuel Siegel, Wm. Whe
lan and an unknovn man wen*
Story of Shooting.
Panichi and his wife were walking
down Ilalsted street, where they met
some of the atrikinw^jrirl*. After a
few word** between Panichi and the
strikers Panichi pulle«l out a maga
zine revolver and fired ten shots, in
which Samuel Kapper was instantly
One Ihivid Korham disarmed the
strikebreakers, after whuh they
wen- arrested and placed in jail.
Strikebreakers \ fined.
It was alleged that the clothing
manufacturers have armed their
strikebreaker* with magazine nvol
vers and instructed them to shoot
ar\yon« who interfered or talked to
them concerning the strike
C»reat excitement prevail* m tin
clothing district here-, and if th*
strikebreaker.- continue to carry anus
scrums trouble i- looked for m th*
I'h* city council n*ccntly .»rden*d
the chief of police to c ut off the s|*«
cial polo*. wh«*. it is said, have been
th* caUM' of » <*st of th« trouble 01
»h* strike r**»»«•
Moms County, N J . Otfieuil
Beats Box board Strikers and
Arrests Forty four of Them
»l pp.i'iv. \ .1 . > >. t - • >■ 'T
k nke.i<i **• Hu- -M*n n*unt> kn. w wna!
'>«* Miik • i>• tri|sT w hen h* broke th* !■>>
•*'i * *»il w **rk* r>* «trik« >' ■ * ’r
i h.*m|*M*ti i*f Morris i Hi' * v i . .»'•»'
■ -trike bn tk t.tf t.i> 11* > .*t w.« *.
ire* ■•till forty four ho\b*»ar»l >tnk* i
i* ! ha*l num. r< t **th« t> 1*« at* n up • •
«i* | it!*1' \ a rv>w ‘ 11 . -p.r ’ of
lh# i-striker *•**•* m* hr- k*
I h- trouble * HIM' • lit ii M* Kw.r
I’.to' ' * • ,p'*»\ * . **u *!? he t• *r •*.••■
IT ♦ • ’tillit >. >•* U' i '■ t *'• '* r.»
*. »11 * u *. i* ! >rtatf
ir* ik**t - ftlut tin y r* • » • • w *
heir hoist Sh* nfT Kink* ail ha*i >*< t
:«h* ifoul .i* exa” pie. Sheri IT
Phompson quietly took possession of
Mt h wan Itros.’ otVu-e> statue .<1 *ift\
irnieii deputies at all mail* a**l await
oil r***ult-s The striker* am* an*!
‘met wit)• a warm re*ept***tia* the
k* ** i* t \ pa pi r> say
I'hai that the str.ken* wen* im
p.> ir ' • quantities of dynamite
w, • io\o't to I*, unfoutiileil upon in
\* -tiKation by the sheriff amt l*n»*e
utor t’harlton A. Heed of Morn#
$35,000 Bond Provided
by Sen. T.M. Patterson
and Ifemer C. Reed
I h*nv«*r. Oct. 29.—Delivered from
thr lais Animas county jail at Trin
idad. where h» had teen ccuhned for
three months uniter a life sentence im
pose* i by Judge tiranhy 1’. Hi liver
after a farcical trial. John R. I am con
reached Denver last Saturday morning
and this week resumed his regular
duties as Colorado executive board
member of the Cnited Mine Workers
at district headquarters in the tier
man American Trust Company build
His hail l»»*nd of f'to.(KH) was signal
by former I'mted States Senator
Thoma* M Patterson and Vemer /.
I(ivi|. the noted metal mining pro
moter and • apitalist. two of t’oloradi>'s
most wealthy men They came for
ward \oluntani> us soon as the Mate
supreme court handed down a drc-ion
gnifitmg I am son « rele;i>« on bond
pending a hearing of thi appeal for a
new tnal
President John M<lennan of the
In*!rut Miner.-v l r. on mmediately
took a !r.i n for Tnnidad. presented
th* b*aid t • Shi r ,r fir iiham. who
ivadi'y i.. opt* d t and the*- accoe
pan.ied I iw»i»t on th* return trip to
|V' \ i r I hey w*r» met at the Cnion
S'..* • b> Mr- lawion. his daughter.
M > T e»- I Aw-on. and Mrs John
H«**il n ah* i of Mrs la«i»on. and
went to Mr* Hm»l\ home .*t <2
York »t n . t
Welcomed Mono h% frond*
Mo dn I w*. • wa.- /r,c!, .: by
*, , . ! »>..*- p-« '. f tII g a
■ a--« ><f « ! r. : ' d»or unionists.
• r s. i pr.-.i- h« »- i«n! and n • r
• i. * .. • ’.i tis. fra•• • d
ev ■ it. i by \ttor» e>
• f.. I'fi'c f <'arlson.
I Hot . M Reed I
w K* • f* rred w 11 (iifii rr-T f arUot
a' ' U! s'* • ■ * . rder gra' .t
• g * ; • • • * > * ” 1 * ’ r o ’
t >t ,• . .a . • '•*<«*« .f.d* r
■ * , • * . • ’ . . ■ W 'out
• • c g. -• • I* genera > U'
■ r t*****i i «' VttoM.y ‘oneral bar
rar. th« coa operator* and their
attorn* \ wen abb t«> dissuade Car!
u • g an amnesty order
. ter !. ha«i virtually agreed to do
.tu-ing a conference of citizens hebi
at hi' home Thursday night of last
|.a»M»n Said:
“1 feel confident that 1 Ail! be freed
if 1 get i new !r.d i* 1 1 '*■%' tha*
1 am going to b« c • i reheamg
{Continued on Page 21
Walkout lor 8 Hour Day Exptdri in
Ivan, Erie id PittsIM
Long Island City, Ort. 29 —The
striking machinist# of the Oneral Ve
hicle t*o of lx>r,j Island Gty held
mass meetings yesterday, at which
grievance committees mere elected and
stcpr taken to present demands upon
the firm One of these mill be the
eight -hour day.
The Oneral Vehicle Co. is a branch
of the Oneral Electric Co. of Sche
nectady and is, in part, a sympathetic
strike to aid the u|P»Uite workmen,
numbering about 1 1.000, who havw
been out for several week*.
J. J Keppler, vice-president of the
ntemational Association of Machin
ist*. mho is directing both strikes with
the aid of national organizers, says
that granting the eight hour day will
end both strikes. It is understood
that the general strike against the
Oneral Electric Co. may spread to
Lynn and Pittsfield, Mass.; Erie. Pa.,
and Pittsburgh, where the company
has branches.
The Long Island City plant makes
chassis of electric and gasoline auto
mobile trucks, the engines for which
are supplied by the Schenectady plant.
Tru* ks an* in great demand because of
the mar
hcppler Ortrrmined
I he Schenectady employes." .said
h» pp • r. ".ire determined to min far
better conditions than the firm has any
uic.t of. although they are willing to
consider any proposition that the
company may offer The machinist*
proved their firmness of purpose by a
vote of 924 to lrt in favor of rout in
liing th* strike, and the vote mas taken
by '•■•ervt ballot The company claims
that men have gone back. They
ha\« * very large clerical force and
lhe>«- •• ak* a ’bluff* that some are at
work but I am sure that every me
h.»* *« * on strike and will remain so
' • ■ • nittees of strikers have b#*en
• *t to Lynn and to Pittsfield t.» see
" I • a* be done. The Genera' Kir*
. i* **\p»*ct outbreaks at any time
•‘M> "'* *ts plants, even among thi
. orga ?ed men. for practically al! ■
workmen '-el that now i* the tin * to
■ *r k. *..r ’he eight hour day "
h* pp'« r ****** a notion;*' * ght hour
i »\ to*- i'l workmen m th * n;. ta'
• » - t organize*! an -ginized
v .»* * -*g* t her.
Philadelphia. Pa. Oct. _‘p Five
hundred machinist and tv .! maker
went on 'trike here when the «o
panv discharged t P r«. Pmon non
f m f the I 1 i
out of th« n.achi* sts has tied up the
entire plant, m which, p > said Jo .ink*
men are t plo\ed
The new works at Kd.hstonv w.«>
for the tnanuf.n ture of
rifles for the Kr^li'h and French
armies. The larire rifle contrail h.i>
to he *Med in i spet ‘••d time, and
the men have chosen in opp* rliine
time to itf-mand th« ir n^ht to «.» r>
I’nton cards.
Blast at Granite Mountain
Fifteen Miners
Butte. Mont.. Oct. ».-F*»arn
killed and six mjuiwd
explosion at the Granite If- fi n
•haft of the North Butte 1'i- •
the result of the greatest s. » t
the history of mining in Me u .
Between MU sad <00 peer,
dynamite loailed on a mine e. r w»
ing to be lowered to the 2>- a.
level of the mine, was staadiag about
*J.> feet north of the shaft There was
no one within 10 feet of the car when
the explosion occurred, snd, according
to all Information that has been ob
tained by General Manager John L>
i’ope. b> county officials, and by
Other*, the dynamite could not have
been exploded by accidental jarring or
V cording to th<w who were in the
vicinity and are aware of the work
la >v' • i ton of the explosive
packed in boxes was being lowered
to the 2>0U foot level. Three loads
had been safely taken below and
stored. The remaining MO pounds, or
1 1 oves, were in an ore car near
th. c. .ul of the shaft, waiting to be
pushed onto the skip Several shift
bosses and other employes were wait
mg in the "dog houses," a shelter near
the shaft, for all the powder to be
taki ■ ii I si r m I. when tin jr intend
t*d ?•* f'<‘ kb
I hr Dead.
1 h< following are the name* of llie
dead Jinx** Hlom. 4nt>rge toirkin.
I .x y tinaham. Kx hard tiendel, John
U .th\. J.»hn M <'au't*>. Kd Car son.
Krn«>t y VS Robert WaUon.
J«*hn Wins’m. \s iu.n» Denton, Tat
n* W .’ V11 • **r i ■*>i VN Viwm Ilutrher.
.1.1 I ’ w .*p>
ICrseu* lh« f ik ni|>
lit r~l : v Mint fount! a aight
th« > wi.l never forget. Krom out of
the maw of wntkage not a sound
oanx \ few of the injured had been
ab'e t«* help then. Helve* and had with
drawn *ome tlistance away. Willing
hand* remi'VPtl the obstacle* that heUi
others tlttkkn. and b> the time the>
\k. re .• k'etl. .tmhu ante* from th«
k ’ » r d the) w. r*- *oo?
taken ama>
N ‘i a w .1* at the scene.
M«m f* t all the s>mpath> amt
• i»ippa.v i *n .* x..4n iii i> !'•-*■ unU« r nuch
» rvun* uni - . controlled their erne
.4* 1 Worked It Sk.4* 7 o'clock
U *rt the p. - of finding other
bod set* ’• the r; • * given up.
Man> *.ht iivwil of working
n net* \ pressed thankfulne** that
the exp * - did not come at a time
wh. the kg. .f shift* would have
brt»**gh» v an> t.m*a the number of
men at., u tht shaft
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