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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 19, 1913, Image 3',
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and that it will be- started by the imported gunmen, who will declare war
and prosecute it with their usual strikebreaking tactics.
There are about 650 soldiers on duty in the county now, but it is cost
ing the State of Michigan about $2,500 a day to keep them there. It is
expected that some of the troops will be sent home soon. Possibly 'there
will then be more gunmen sworn in as deputies. Waddell says he can bring
in 8,000 on short notice.
Doubtless they would be recruited from the slums of the big cities.
There are about 75,000 men, women and children involved on the strikers'
side, as about 15,000 are on strike, many of them not having yet joined the
The miners who remain at work are mostly Cornishmen, known as
"Cousin Hacks," and some Irish miners. The largest nationality among the
strikers are the Finns. Then there are Austrians, Creations, Italians, Poles
and many others. Many of them are American born and raised.
Most of the preachers, of all denominations, lean -toward the com
panies' side of the war. Some of them wear deputies' stars. There
has been a large falling off in church attendance, although union meetings
are packed. Men and women get up at three o'clock in the morning to
walk miles to Calumet to march in the early morning parades, which start
about 5:30 and are over by 7. '
The impression prevailed when I left Calumet Thursday afternoon that
the mine managers would stall Moffltt along until they were ready for war
and then turn him down. However, there was some talk of a split among
the managers, and a break of some of them from McNaughton's domination.
INSANE MAN BLOWS SELF ANET
DAUGHTER TO PIECES
Bloomington, Ind., Sept. 19. Be
cause of the -crowded condition of
Indiana's insane hospitals, Mack
Hurst, 55, a stonemason, is dead; his
daughter, Maud, 16, was instantly
killed, and another daughter is badly
Hurst had been adjudged insane
and was aSvaiting commitment to a
hospital. His actions have been so
erratic and wild for two days that
his wife lived in terror of him. i
This morning at 2 o'clock he tied
dynamite around his waist andxrawl
ed into bed between his two daugh
ters. It is believed that he meant
to enter his wife's bed, "but she was
sleeping , in another room t with her
two young sons.
The striking of a match awoke the
sleeping girls, but that was all that
one of them ever knew. Hurst was
practically blown to pieces and
Maude was instantly killed.
Mrs. Hurst and the two boys, all
hysterical, were taken out of the
wreckage and cared for by neighbors.
The six-year-old daughter was taken
to a hospital and placed immediately
upon the operating table. A leg had
to be amputated and her recovery
GAYNOR'S BODY AT HOME
a New York, Sept. 19. The body of
Mayor William J. Gaynor arrived on
board the Lusitania fronl Liverpool
early today and was escorted to the
Gaynor home in Brooklyn, where it
will remain until tomorrow after
noon. "From 8 a. m. until sunset on
Sunday the body will lie in state in
the city hall. The funeral will be held
Monday morning from Old Trinity
Church on Broadway at the head of
Wall street. Two thousand police
men, state troops and a. long file of
prominent citizens, probably headed
by former President Taft and other
honorary pallbearers, will escort the
body from the City Hall to the