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ment postoffices. Believing that these
constitute federal questions, we de
mand a federal investigation."
The victims of the Christmas Eve
panic will be buried Sunday after
noon, following simultaneous serv
ices in nine churches of different denominations.
Tanner is an organizer for the Western Federation of Miners.
To illustrate how little respect the mine managers and the business
anaichists of Houghton county have for the law, the forcible deportation
of Moyer and Tanner is in ope nviolation of an injunction recently issued
by Circuit Judge O'Brien restraining the Citizens' Alliance or any of its
members from interfering in any way with any of the officers or members
of the Western Federation of Miners.
The threats to deport all of the officers of the Federation had been
made openly, and after they were made Moyer and his associates appealed
to Judge O'Brien for an injunction, which was granted.
The Western Federation of Miners, backed by the American Federa
tion of Labor, has been providing the striking miners and their families.
Organized labor all over the country has contributed. The Chicago Federa
tion of Labor has levied a 10-cent assessment on all members.
Just before Christmas the Woman's Trades Union League received con
tributions and sent clothing and presents to the miners children, and are
still receiving and forwarding contributions.
Yesterday members of the Alliance
visited eevry home in the district and
had raised $25,000.
"Union members will be cared for
by the labor movement. We want no
outside aid," the committees were
Previous td his deportation, Presi
dent Moyer, answering an inquiry as
to his reasons for demanding a fed
eral inquiry, rather than state or
county, into the Red Jacket disaster,
dictated the following statement:
"For five months we have pleaded
for a state investigation. We have
urged the state attorneys to with
draw from this district the hundreds
of violent and irresponsponsible Wad-dell-Mahon
gunmen and operatives
of detectives agencies who were
brought here for the purpose of es
tablishing a reign of terror. We firm
ly believe that had our pleas been
granted, the lives of 75 human be
ings, most of them little children,
would not have been sacrificed at an
hour when the doctrine of "peace on
eartn, good will toward men, was
being spread among them.
"We ask for a federal investiga
tion because we believe the constitu
tional and almost every other right
which every American persons is sup
posed to enjoy, has been trampled
under foot. Men are denied their
right to organize, have been held in
peonage and assaulted in govern-
LABOR MASS MEETING
Tomorrow afternoon at 2:30
o'clock a union labor mass meeting
will be held at Musicians' Hall, 175
West Washington street, to take ac
tion on the deportation of President
The meeting will be addressed by
President John H. Walker of the Illi
nois Federation of Miners, Yanco
Terzich of the executive board of the
Western Federation of Miners, and by
President Chas. H. Moyer, if he is
physically able to be present and talk.
Mischa Elman tells a story of his
early youth. He was playing at a
reception given by a Russian prince,
and played Beethoven's "Kreutzer
Sonata, which has several. long and
impressive rests in it During one
of these rests a motherly old lady
leaned forward, patted him on the
shoulder ,and said:
"Play something you know, dear."