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LAKE FOREST RICH PEEVED BECAUSE NEW TAX
COLLECTOR WANTS THE TAXES PAID
THE DAY BOOK
t An Adless Daily Newspaper.
N. D. Cochran, ,gSglgB& Tel. Monroe 353.
Editor and Publisher. tTu Automatic 51-422.
500 South Peoria St. 398 By Mail, 50 Cents a Month.
VOL. 2, NO. 301
Chicago, Friday, Sept. 19, 1913
PEACE IN MINING COUNTRY WHILE
AWAITING MANAGERS' REPLY
War May Break Oat If Mine Managers Reject U. S. Gov
ernments Peace Plan Over 75,000 Men,
Women and Children Involved.
' BY N. D. COCHRAN
I have just returned from the copper country in the Northern Michi
gan peninsula, where I -went to see something of the industrial war for
It doesn't seem like free America at all. It is more like a scene from
the dark ages. t&rli . s.
Calumet is different from any othtr town I was ever in. It is a post
office, but not a municipality, and is the name of the township. What we
know as Calumet consists of two incorporated villages, Red Jacket and
Laurinm, and a number of mining locations owned by the Caluinet & Hecla.
Red Jacket is connected with laurium, but the property on which the
main buildings of the big mining company are located, is between the two
villages.-, To get fronrRed1 Jacket to Laurium by street car you have to start
the other way and go clear around Red Jacket and come into Laurium by"
tha back door. ' , ' "
The big mining company refused to let the car lines be connected be
tween the'two towns. The supposed reason is-that the company is afraid
one large city-jnight result.
The company pays90 per cent of the taxes in the township, and owns
'the groundoh, which abodt 3a ot the 35 churches 'are built. It controls the