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editor Insurance Field, Chicago, urg
ed delegates Amer. Life Ins. conven
tion to protest against unjust taxa
tion by government on insurance.
Denver. Because his mother
spanked him, George Peace, 12, at
tempted suicide by red ink route.
Drank full bottle. Saved.
Detroit. Body of J. H. Whittaker,
Davenport, la., who disappeared from
Steamer Manitou, Aug. 12, picked up
in Lake Michigan.
Denver Drunk and unable to get
money for still more drink, James
Kileanny swallowed carbolic acid.
Belleville, III. Otto Frederick,
bricklayer, got on wrong side of boil
er while walling it up. Made himself
prisoner. Released by fellow work
men. South Bend, Ind. Ewing Stude
baker Riley, grandson of J. M. Stude
baker, Sr., will marry Jessie Carter,
stock company actress.
MEN INVOLVED IN MURDER OF
MINERS MAKE GET AWAY?
Calumet, Mich., Aug. 22. James
Waddell, head of the Waddell
Mahon professional strikebreakers
and gunmen, and four of the Wad-dell-Mahon
men involved in the mur
ders of Louis Tijan, Steve Putrich
and John Stimac, striking miners,
have apparently escaped Beyond the
In their escape they were unques
tionably aided by Sheriff Cruse, who
has refused to obey the injunction is
sued by Judge O'Brien, restraining
him from the employment of Wad-dell-Mahon
gunmen as deputies.
The action of Sheriff Cruse, and
a story that District Attorney Lucas
was his accomplice In allowing the
escape gf the gunmen, is being
actively investigated by the Western
Federation of Miners.
Meantime the mine owners are
trying to induce the striking miners
to return to work by the spreading
of lies through the kept press of
- The chief of these lies Is to the e -feet
that in Butte, Mont., where the
Western Federation of Miners has an
agreement with the mine owners,
wages ' are as low as they are in
Michigan, while the cost of living is
This is a deliberate untruth, known
to the mine owners' managers here,
since the majority of them are offi
cials of the syndicates which control
the Butte mines.
Statistics show that the lowest
minimum wage in the Butte, Mont.,
mines is $3.50 a day; while in Michi
gan the average wage is $2.20 a day.
In Butte, Mont, most of the
miners have more left at the end of
each month after paying for board
and lodging than the Michigan
The majority of the married Butte
miners live in their own homes, not
in company shacks from which they
might be evicted at the pleasure of
the boss. They are their own. Mich
igan miners do not own their homes;
they own very little of anything.
Furthermore, Butte miners work
only eight hours a day to earn their
$3.50 minimum or their $7 maximum.
Michigan miners work eleven hours
a day to get their $2.20 average.
The press of Northern Michigan,
however, seems to be completely un
der the domination of the mine com
panies, and ready to publish any lie
they may wish, and to see that any
lie they may wish is sent out through
The miners, indeed, have been
forced to issue a four-page bulletin
of their own to get even the smallest
particle of the truth before the pejr
Another freely published lie of the
mine companies is that the union
dues of the organized miners of Butte
are $5 a month. The truth is their
dues are $1 a month.
The business men of Calumet are
beginning to wake up to the fact that
higher wages and civilized working