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An Adless Dcdly Newspaper,
N. D. Cochran, gagaa Tel. Monroe 353.
Editor and Publisher. C Automatic 51-422.
500 South Peoria St 398 By Mail, 50 Cents a Month.
VOL 3, NO. 75
Chicago, Friday, Dec. 26, 1913
WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOI
IF CHILDREN AT CALUMET?
Over Seventy Lives Lost at Miners9 Christmas Celebra
tion When Some Dastard Yelled "Fire" Stories
Invented for Press to Save Opera
tors From Criticism,
Calumet, Mich., Dec. 26. If suffi
cient coffins can be brought here to
day, the seventy-three victims of the
panic Christmas eve in Italian Hall,
at Red Jacket, which was caused by
some one yelling "Fire," will be
But the ugly question: "Who was
responsible for that false alarm?"
will not be so easily disposed of.
It was heard in whispers yester
day while the bereaved stood outside
of the hall, black despair in their
hearts, .and demanded some child,
some woman or some man from the
row of bodies inside.
By night the whisper was a sullen
muttering, as the strikers repeated to
each other: "We don't want help
from the citizens or from the mine
owners; we took care of our own
when they were living; we can take
care of our dead, now."
Every effort is being made to sup
press the question. New stories are
being invented to account for the
panic. One of them is that a child
set his cap on fire with some Christ
mas fireworks, and the sight of the
trifling blaze as his father carried
him from the hall caused the excite
ment that resulted in death.
But Mrs. Caesar, 431 Kearsarge
street, positively declares she saw
the man who pushed his "head in the
door of the main hallway and holler
ed "Fire." She declares she grabbed
him by the shoulders and tried to
hold him, realizing what would hap-
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