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in the explosion ,at the t f cCr
mick Harvester works yesterday.
Nine others were injured. Kom-
lzewski died after being taken to
. Are you wearing short ones
Dab id! Wearedu. .
Mike Gibbons of St. Paul, an
aspirant for the middleweight
championship, last night out
pointed jack Denning in New
York. MikeNvas too clever for
the New York lad, but was unable
to land a knock-out punch.
If the grounds are in shape this
afternoon, the Cubs will hook up
with Nashville, Pitchers Richter
'and Cole getting an opportunity
to show their class. Chance's men
had the best practice of the sea
son yesterday on the diamond at
ARE U. S. MINERS UNFAIR
IN THEIR DEMANDS?
The miners of the United
States are demanding of the op
erators that their wages be in
creased, that they be not discrim
inated against because of union
affiliations, that the principleof
the minimum wage scale be rec
ognized. The operators, backed by all
'fhe power of Big. Business, are
refusing the demands of the men,
and a strike that will cause untold
suffering and that will paralyze
the industry of the country, 'isH
And through the newspapers
that are.it organs, Big Business
is yejling to the people that it is
the miners who are doing it,? that
if there is astrike'the men will be
to blame"becaus"e tHejr demands
are unreasonable, and that If the
public is made to suffer, the pub-')
lie must blame the miners not the
Last week there was a terrible"''
explosion in a mine, in Oklahoma.
Women were widowed; children'
were orphaned. That explosion
has caused by the carelessness of
the owners of the mine, who had :'
not taken proper precautions be-
fore allowing the men to enter
the mine after the mine had been,
shut down for repairs. '
Yesterday, there was another'
terrible explosion in a mine at Jed'"
Read what happened there; '
read the causes of what happen-
ed; read of the widowed women
arid the orphaned children left, '
destitute there, and judge if the E
coal miners of the United States
"be unreasonable when they de- &
mand some "recompense for the r
chances they and all dependant
on them must run.
Welch, .W. Va., March 27.
Sixteen bodies have been brought
to the surface of the Jed mine, '
two miles from here, which was
wrecked by an explosion yester
day morning. v
The bodies were horribly mu-
tilated and disfigured. ''
Fifty-five other 'bodies have l
been located under heaping piles
of debris. They wilf be brought' '
There were ninety-three 'men'
in the'nline when the explosion
Recurred. -Yesterda'y, -afternoon