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ft may have been given out by the
government to inspire public confi
dence in the federal arms.
On an overland motoring trip, old
chap, we suffered a sudden paucity
of petrol for our motive power. At
a village repairing establishment our
request for a supply of gasoline-oil
was answered in this fashion:
"What's the matter, all out o' speed
syrup? Hey, Peter, go grab a firkin
of whiz cologne and feed it in the
stomach of this devil-phaeton. Be
lieve me, folks, we've got the real
John D. hair tonic, the hurry glue
that makes you knock the grease
spots off the horizon and catqh up
with yourselves comin' back."
Gay .ones of Paree have their hose
painted to match hat and frock. Oh
joy! 'tis but one more step to paint
ing one's, shanks, which is cheap.
SITUATION IN COPPER MINE
DISTRICT IS BAD
Calumet, Mich., July 28. Situation
throughout copper country is very
Fifteen thousand striking miners
State soldiery are on guard around
all the mines.
Striking miners began organized
mass picketing in earnest today.
Men in groups of five to twenty
paraded around all the mines, deter
mined that no one should work.
It is thought the mining companies
will put men to work soon, as they
will suffer a big loss unless fires and
pumps are attended to at once.
The attempt to break the strike
with imported scabs is sure to be the
beginning of trouble.
Many of the strikebreakers re
cruited by the mine owners yester
day were won over to the strikers by
The miners want peace, and will
do everything in their power to see
that peace is kept. But the presence
of the soldiers, their perpetual threat,
is an ever-present aggravation to the
men, likely to cause a blaze of trouble
at any moment
The store of a merchant who re
fused credit to strikers was burned
down by strike sympathizers.
There was an exchange of stones
between soldiers on a train and
miners by the roadside near Mar- )
quette. No one was hurt.
The.company officials held confer
ences today. They will' not say what
action they decided on. Yesterday
they put up the old gag that the free W
libraries and baths they have given
the miners out of the goodness of
their hearts more than makes up for
the difference in pay here and else
where. o o
"Why didn't you send your man
to mend my electric bell?" "He did
go, madam; but, as -he rang three
times and got no answer, he decided
that there was nobody at home," -