We are not in favor of violence, but seeking to avoid it. The facts prove it.
We are not objecting to a fair trial, but to a packed jury and a corporation court and the consummation of a criminal conspiracy.
"Thou shalt not kill!" This applies to capitalists as well as workingmen.
If Moyer, Haywood and Pettibone were capitalists instead ot workingmen we should still do our utmost to see that they were given a "square deal."
Murder in any form is abhorrent, but most terribly so when committed under the forms and in the names of law and justice.
Wendell Phillips said that John Brown would have had twice as good a right to hang Governor Wise as Governor Wise had to bang John Brown.
All we are asking and insisting upon is that our accused brothers shall have the protection of the law, a fair bearing and just verdict, and upon that issue we are prepared to go before the American people.
EUGENE V. DEBS.
The two types represented in the above caption are brought into vivid contrast by the visit of Prince Henry to our democratic domain and the hysterical demonstrations that assail him as be is whirled from point to point in his royal carousal among the plebeians. According to reports the royalty of the old world has been totally eclipsed by the democracy of the new, and his deputy imperial majesty is fairly dazzled and bewildered by the fast and furious display in his honor. At the opera in New York be was surrounded by a palpitating wall of nude flesh, ablaze with diamonds -a scene of gorgeous, glittering splendor compared with which the courts of kings are dim as dirt.
And this is but an incident among a thousand in which our democratic (?) people of every rank and station, save Socialistic alone, abase themselves in vulgar fawning at the feet of tyranny. Sball the titled snob be blamed for holding all such flunkeys in contempt?____________________