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Washington, May 3. The lobbyof
the West Virginia coal trust "was hard
at -wOrk-today. trying to -postpone the
probe into peonage in ' the Paint
Creek and Cabin Creek coal fields o
SenawjKernt received today the
repojt 6'governmen.tagettt to Sec
retary ofC6mmerce and Labor Na
gel, telling of the cruelties inflicted
on striking miners- and" their families
by the Owners.
Stories cuf an attack by mine
guards on the aged Mother Jones,"
chief, organizer of the unions,, in the
course oiT'which. one of the miners
with Mother Jones was shot dead,
have been told Kern.
Grafton, N. D Charred remains
of O. J. Mulligan, farmer, and uni
dentified man who had applied for
work, found in ruins of Mulligan
home. Cause of fire unknown.
Minneapolis. Frank Belair fell
from scaffold at Occidental flour
mills. Skull fractured.
Springfield, Hi. Mrs. rienrietta
Shanle found drowned In cistern. Be
lieved suicide through: despondency.
Buffalo, N. Y. Very little shopping
being done. Banks of strikers ndw
number almost 5,000. Conditions in
stores as bad as in Illinois. Sympathy
of public with strikers Leaders pre
dict that unless there is.a speedy set
tlement of the strike, general strike,-
tyingnp almost every industry in city 1
will be inaugurated t
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SENTENCED T0 14 YEARS IN PEN
EOR KILLNG MAN WITH AUTO
A jury in Judge Cooper's court yes
terday shattered 11 precedent by sen
tencing Lawrence LIndbloom, ,24,
taxicab chauffeur, to--fourteen years
in Joliet 'prison for running over and
killing Joseph Weiss, cigarmaker, 846
E43d street, with an automobile, Au-
fney Stephan A. Malato prosecuted
The defendant "was accusecf of run
ning,his auto -wild at 25th street and
Cottage Grove avenue, where the
tragedy took place. Tie wheels of the
taxicab picked up Weiss and carried
him two blocks. It was asserted that
LIndbloom made no attempt to stop
the car.,. Weiss died at Hercy Hos
pltat three "days later.
Weiss? 7-year-old daughter died of
grief three weeks afterier father
wSs ldlled, according to Mrs. Martha
WeisSj the widow.
'There were four automobile own
ers on the jury that returned the
LIndbloom resided at 419 E. 25th
street At the time of the killing of .
Weiss he was'employed by the Feo-"
ple& Gas, Lights & Coke Company
He was engaged to be married.
Lindbloom's attorneys made a mo
tion for. a new trial which Vwfll be.
heard May 10. v
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, iojich. '
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Generally fair tdnjght and Sunday
except a local thunderstorm for Chi
cago ancfJcinity; not .so warm to
night; moderate southwest wijitfe bT