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would kill US afterwhat happened."
The whispering voice sank into
Senator Martine, tense with indig
nation and pity, silently pounded the
table with his fist.
Senator Kenyon, standing with
hands clenched on his chair back,
leaned forward gravely. All that a
man feels for women in pain sounded
in his quiet voice.
"Mrs. Seville, were you ever mis-
treated by mine guards'" he asked.
The tense face responded to un
"Yes, sir I mean Senator," said
Mrs. Seville, humbly. "On the 10th
day of January I got up out of bed
to hear some shooting. I saw the
mine guards coming down the hill.
Those mine guards were going into
neighbors' houses. They began to
pick the men they could find. They
had Winchester rifles. Then they
came into our house and looked un
der the bed. My baby was asleep on
the bed. I told the guards to let my
baby alone. '
"Then they struck me. 1 fell down
and they hit me with their fists and
kicked me. Tony cried out what
shape i was in, but a mine guard hit
Tony with the butt of his gun.
There were twenty-nine guards. Only
two hit me. I do not know why. We
had done nothing. After that I was
sick all the time until August. When
my baby was born it was dead."
No sound broke the -silence. The
innermost circle of capital in an
archy had been reached. As if dazed,
Mrs. Gianiana Seville rose from the
witness chair. Instantly a path open
ed for her through .the awed throng.
Watched by two hundred grim-faced
strikers, she passed out of the room,
the bereft mother of a baby victim
who found life too cruel in a capital
throttled state and so slipped silently
In the name of the law!
It takes six men three months to
make a cashmere shaw' i i - -",
LOCKOUT THAT MAY INVOLVE
20,000 MEN THREATENED
The strike called by the Building
Trades Council of all the men em
ployed on the Continental & Com
mercial National Bank Building may
develop into a serious clash between
union labor and the bosses.
Yesterday sixty-five members of
the Building Construction Employ
ers' Association met and unanimous
ly voted that if the strikers of the
Continental & Commercial Bank
Building were not back to work by
next Tuesday they would lock out
every union man employed by mem
bers, of the association. They have
asked the Masons' and Builders' As
sociation to join them.
Labor leaders are inclined to re
gard the threat lightly. If a lockout
of the men employed by them really
occurred it would involve 20,000.
The strike at the bank building has
been in progress about a week. It
was called after the bosses refused
to listen to several grievances, chief
ly the marble workers' difficulty.
The strike affects the following
trades: Painters, electricians, brick
layers, ornamental ironworkers,
plumbers, steamfitters, building lab
orers and sheet metal workers.
Her love grew cold one" springtime
'Twas not his fault the morn was
Then came a chilly, steady rain.
Herlove-had on light underweaii 4