Henry Demarest Lloyd, 1847-1903: A Biography

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G.P. Putnam's sons, 1912 - Businessmen
 

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Page 150 - The rights and interests of the laboring man will be protected and cared for— not by the labor agitators, but by the Christian men to whom God in his infinite wisdom has given the control of the property interests of this country, and upon the successful management of which so much depends.
Page 150 - I do not know who you are. I see that you are a religious man; but you are evidently biased in favor of the right of the working man to control a business in which he has no other interest than to secure fair wages for the work he does. I beg of you not to be discouraged. The rights and interests of the laboring man will be protected and cared for — not by the labor agitators, but by the Christian men to whom God in His infinite wisdom has given the control of the property interests of the country,...
Page 244 - Get out of here, you damned sons-of-bitches,' and began beating the people with their clubs, and some of them actually firing their revolvers. One young man was shot through the back of the head and killed. But to complete the atrocity of the affair on the part of the officers engaged in it, when the people hastened to make their escape from the assembly room, they found policemen stationed on either side of the stairway leading from the hall down to the street, who applied their clubs to them as...
Page 203 - Other gains, and in so far as they are citizens, Self-employment. They would continue wage-workers, but wage-workers of the public of which they are a sovereign part. For other employees a daily exhibit of this difference between public and private employment. For the public: 1. Lower fares. 2. Better service. 3. The latest improvements. 4. Inclusion of public health, decency, distribution of population as elements to be considered in the development of the street-car lines. 5. Removal of the corrupting...
Page 244 - The attendants were wholly unarmed, and the meeting was perfectly peaceable and orderly, and while the people were sitting quietly, with their backs toward the entrance hall, with a few persons on the stage in front of them, and all engaged merely in the business for which they had assembled, a force of from fifteen to twenty policemen came suddenly into the hall, having a policeman's club in one hand and a revolver in the other, and making no pause to determine the actual character of the meeting,...
Page 245 - for the purpose," as expressed by its certificate of association, "of improving the mental and bodily condition of its members, so as to qualify them for the duties of citizens of a republic. Its members shall therefore obtain, in the meetings of the association, a knowledge of our laws and political economy, and shall also be instructed in military and gymnastic exercises...
Page 98 - I am actually frightened by the acceleration already begun of all the corruptions, scoundrelisms, privileges, tyrannies growing so rapidly before. But I believe I can still see a greater sweep of good than of evil in the Titanic convulsions obviously ahead of us, and in that faith I rest with what serenity I can. It was an idle dream that we could progress from perfection to perfection while the Chinese ossified, and the Cubans and Philippine people were disembowelled, and the Africans continued...
Page 224 - Eras show their last stages by producing men who sum up individually the characteristics of the mass,
Page 244 - Schwab. in the forenoon of said day in said hall, composed of from 200 to 300 individuals, most of whom were journeymen cabinetmakers, engaged in the several branches of the manufacture of furniture in Chicago ; but some of those in attendance were the proprietors in that business, or delegates sent by them. The object of the meeting was to obtain a conference of the journeymen with such proprietors, or their authorised delegates, with the view of endeavouring to secure an increase of the price or...
Page 243 - ... which will not confine themselves to robbery. This Is human nature as well as history. The present peril of our country is exactly here. The dangerous classes among us are those who are engaged in amassing colossal fortunes, the giants who tread ordinary men under their heel and care not how much the people suffer.

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