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Big invoice Haywood, first released in 1929 as Bill Haywood's Book, is the autobiography of work chief William D. Haywood (1869-1929), a founder and chief of the commercial employees of the realm (I.W.W.) union and a member of the administrative committee of the Socialist occasion of the US. Haywood recounts his early life in Utah, his paintings as a miner, and, in short as a homesteader and cowboy. Later, whereas a miner in Idaho, Haywood, encouraged via a speech via Ed Boyce, president of the Western Federation of Miners, joined the W.F.M., and therefore all started his lengthy profession as a union-organizer, exertions chief, and activist. The publication additionally recounts his battles with neighborhood police, politicians, and mine-owners, and his courtroom trials and imprisonment. The booklet ends with a bankruptcy ready after his loss of life of his flight to the Soviet Union, the place he died of diabetes and alcoholism on the age of fifty nine.

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John Taylor, one time president of the Church of Latter Day Saints, as the Mormons call their church, lived across the street from us. He had eight wives in one half block. Next door to our house was one of several families of William Taylor, a brother of the president, and the first house from theirs was the home of Porter Rockwell. He had the reputation of being a Danite, or one of the Destroying Angels, an associate of the notorious Bill Hickman. Concerning these Destroying Angels, it was said that their function was to avenge the church by doing away with such offenders as apostates.

The second room had a big cook-stove in the corner, a kitchen table and a cupboard along one wall. Along the other wall, where there was a window, was a long table covered with brown flower-patterned oil-cloth, with benches running the full length on either side. Overhead on the beams were piled the groceries and other supplies and the bunk of the Chinese cook, which was reached by a ladder. Charley Sing was a good cook, and kept his part of the house scrupulously clean. The other room was also clean, as far as being free from vermin was concerned, but the lumber was without paint and had never seen a plane.

They gave him up for lost and went on with the wagon train, grieving for him. When they pulled down Emigrant Canyon, they saw the beautiful Salt Lake Valley. The dead sea, Great Salt Lake, spread out in front of them. To the right lay the new city of Zion, which had been founded by the Mormons in 1847. Here the family abandoned the wagon-train because of sickness and had to wait for the train following, with the hope that my uncle had been picked up and brought along. It was but a few days after their arrival that my grandmother, walking along the street, saw her son with a basket of apples on his arm.

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