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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 14, 1911, Image 6

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on land, but a tax on the value of
land bare land value, every
other kind of tax in the world
would be abolished.
MORE ARRESTS PROMISED
IN DYNAMITING DEAL
Junction City, Kans., Dec. 14.
Further arrests in the alleged
dynamiting conspiracy revealed
to the military and state, authori
ties by confession of. Private
Michael Quirk, at Fort Riley, and
for which warrants have already
been issued for Mrs. Anna Jordan
and Rev. Thomas M. Brewer,
were promised here today. '
Rev. Brewer, formerly chaplain
at the army post, is on his way
here from Olustee, Okla., where
he is now pastor of a Baptist
church.
Quirk", in his confession, swore
that Brewer instigated the dyna
mitings in .revenge for his dis
charge as chaplain. The preacher
was found guilty of intoxication
by court martial.
' The soldier, it is alleged, ad
mitted that he had dynamited the
Kaw river bridge, the post cav
alry staTjle and several other
buildings, doing damage aggre
gating. $500,000. Brewer and
Mrs. Jordan deny Quirk's charge
that they instigated the crimes.
Packers' 'jury as far from com
pletion as ever. Counsel for the
defense have rigged up new ques
tion, Attorney Buckingham do
ing the quizzing this time. Jurors
are being asked if they believe
there is such a thing as the
"higher cost of living." .
PARTY SOUGHT IN MINE
FOUND DEAD (
BricevUle, Term., Dec. 14.
Briceville today surrendered en
tirely to despair, for Sam Miller
and his- four helpers, who had left
messages on the walls of the
Cross Mountain mine passages'as
they fled from the dread black
damp, have been found dead.
As Miller, who knew the mine
better than any other man, sucS
cumbed, it is now regarded im
possible that any still in the mine
will be found alive.
Five fires are raging in the
mine. Even the government res
cuers despair that any more liv
ing men will be found.
Since last Saturday Miller arid
his party had been groping their
way, seeking the fresh air and'
running away from the fatal
damp. ,
The story of their wanderings
is written on the walls of the
mine in Sam's own handwriting.
Miller and his four men made a
compact to stick together, going
on and on in search of the open
air until their food was gone.
Then Sam wrote on the wall,
"Well, boys, guess the jig's up."
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WEATHER. PROSPECTS
Near Freezing
Increasing, cloudi
ness tonight: for
Chicago and vicin
ity: Probably show
ers Friday; moder
ate temperature ;
lowest tonight near
freezing;, moderate"
winds.
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