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MIUTIAMEN FORCED TO FIGHT
Calumet, Mich., July 30. The first
open clash between state militiamen
and striking copper miners occurred
Soldiers at Isle Royale fired fifty
or more shots into the ranks of strik
ers. Two miners are said to have been
shot. How seriously they were
wounded cannot be ascertained, since
the miners carried them off the field.
None of the soldiers were injured.
Calumet, Mich., July 30, There is
great unrest in the copper mine strike
There were several fights last nignt
between imported non-union men
and miners. .
There is bitter feeling over the re
fusal yesterday of the mine owners
to recognize officials of the union.
The mine owners played the old
game. They said they were perfect
ly -willing to meet the representatives
of the men, but would not' deal with
the officers of the union.
Gov. Ferris has proposed a confer
ence of five mine-owners and five
miners at Lansing to settle the strike.
How such a conference can be ac
complished if the owners will not
recognize the union is hard to see.
Meantime there are signs of trou
ble among the troops themselves.
Two soldiers are in Houghton county
jail for refusing to go on guard duty
against the strikers. They, are union
men. A number of union men have
been "forced into uniforms and asked
to take the field against their broth
ers. It is not known how many .men
there are now in the mines. It is
said the owners intend to keep them
at work underground for days. Heavy
guards of the troops have been
thrown around the mines.
A number of Calumet stores have
announced that in the future they
will conduct only a strictly cash
Plans are afoot for the calling of
a general strike of all union men in
Houghton county to bring mine own
ers and merchants to their senses.
The strike call might be issued to
night or tomorrow.
Charleston, W. Va. Peace has set
tled over the last mine in the Ka
nawha district with the agreement of
of the mine owners and miners on a
contract under which all miners will
return to work with increased wages.
The United Mine Workers' Union is
recognized by the owners.
NO ATTEMPT MADE TO FIN.D
MRS. EMMELINE PANKHURST
London, July 30. The police made
ho attempt today to find Mrs. Emme
line Pankhurst, the militant leader,
who has fled from her flat to seclu
sion some place outside London.
The suffragettes now occupying
the flat say that Mrs. Pankhurst has
only gone to rest and that she will
soon make a public appearance in
Mrs. Mary Wyan, the militant who
hunger-struck prison-struck, is in
serious condition in a hospital. Mrs.
Wyan hunger-struck until she was
sick unto death, and then refused to
be released on a ticket-of-leave.
When taken forcibly to a hospital
she sat on the steps, refusing to en
ter, until she fainted.
Sylvia Pankhurst is continuing
her food and water and sleep strike.
Since being jailed Sunday she has
neither eaten, drunk nor slept She
is in serious condition.
Mrs. Edith Rigsby, the militant
who confessed to burning the home
of Sir W. H. Lever and planting the
bomb that wrecked the Liverpool
Stock Exchange, was sentenced to
nine months' imprisonment with hard
One steamer has arrived at Van
couver with 128 foxes valued at
$100,000. How would you like to be
a fellow-passenger with that load?.