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f ondtions that exist in Upper Mich
igan. It lies in the sort of officials
you elect to office. The county offi
cials of Calumet, who are now play
ing the mine owners' game, were not
put into office by the mine owners'
vote. They were put in by the min
ers' vote. The only way to remedy
that is to put your kind of officials
in office, the men who understand
and will give you what you want
"Up there in Houghton county,
Sheriff Cruse placed James Waddell,
the strikebreaker, in charge of his
office and made all the thugs depu
ties until the people threatened him
with impeachment, then he backed
A collection was taken up after the
meeting. All the unions affiliated
with the Chicago Federation of Labor
will make collections.
MARTINE FOR INVESTIGATION
Washington, Dec. 29. "Conditions
in the strike district in Michigan have
come to an outrageous pass, and a
federal investigation should certainly
be made as soon as possible," declar
ed Senator Martine of New jersey, in
commenting on the alleged abuse of
President Moyer of the Western Fed
eration of Miners.
"Unfortunately we have been so
busy here with the currency legisla
tion, that we have not had a chance
to go into the strike situation. Our
hands are now tied by this recess un
til the middle of January. But the
Michigan problem has npt been over
looked. I had a talk with Senator
Kern just before he left for the holi
days, and he agreed with me that
something should be done. I shall
advocate an investigation immediate
ly upon th6 reassembling of con
gress." "There have been times in my
life," said he, gloomily, "when I was
tempted to commit suicide." "Oh,
well," she said, "it's no use to grieve
over the past. We can all look back
and see where we've made mistakes."
BITS OF NEWS
New York. Verdict in Hans
Schmidt case expected before night.
Jacksonville, III. Judge Chas. A.
Barnes dead in Leamington, Eng., ac
cording to messages received.
Charlestown, W. Va. Business
section of Buffalo wiped out by fire.
Mobile, Ala. Corporal B. Meyers,
22d Coast Artillery U. S. A., drowned.
Boyle, Miss. Tom Boutwell, es
caped convict and confessor of 10
murders, surrendered to police.
Brownsville, Tex. Capt. Montes
with 80 artillerymen, 12 machine
guns, 2 cannon, 130 horses and 50,
000 rounds of ammunition deserted
federal Monterey garrison and join
St. Paul, Minn. Socialist party
here and in Minneapolis will make
violent protests against treatment of
miners' federation officials in Mich
igan copper country. Sent telegram
to Pres. Wilson last night
LaCrosse, Wis. Resolution de
nouncing mine owners and Citizens'
Alliance of Calumet district and urg
ing federal probe of strike conditions
adopted by Socialistsand forwarded
to Pres. Wilson, Gov. Ferris of Mich
igan, and Wisconsin representatives
MEN HOUSED AT STATION
175 homeless men invaded the Des
plaines street police station, said that
the municipal lodging houses was full
and insisted upon right to flop. Sergt.
Crowley tried to turn them away, but
the men crowded into the station and
demanded shelter. Capt. Meagher
gave them permissio nto flop on floor
Visitor Well, my little man, and
what are you called? First Boy
Jule, sir. Visitor You should say
"Julius." Turning to another boy
Well, and what is your name? Sec
ond Boy Billious, sir! ,