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Ifoyc, told the Gtory of the occur
ence of Friday night.
Moyer and he were in the room at
the hotel, from which the members
of the Citizens' Alliance had just left,
when 15 or 20 thugs aished in and
attacked he and Moyer. After twist
ing Moyer's arms one of them struck
him over the head with an automatic
revolver, the gun exploded and he
was shot in the back.
Then they were dragged down the
streets to the station, the mob that
surrounded them being increased ev
After that they were rushed aboard
train, under guard of two deputies,
who stayed with them until they
reached the Wisconsin state line.
They were forbidden to send tele
grams. Emmet Flood, organizezr for the
American Federation of Labor,
sounded a war cry for labor to pro
' tect itself.
Lieut.-Gov. Barratt O'Hara said he
was born in Michigan, but blushed for
shame at his native state in tolerating
such conditions as exists in the Upper
Attorney Frank Comerford volun
teered his services in bringing the
perpetrators of the crimes to justice.
President John Walker, who made
the principal address of the meeting,
talked about the conditions up there.
A collection was taken up after the
meeting. All the unions affiliated
with the Chicago Federation of Labor
will make collections.
A strong resolution was also Unan
imously passed, the past part of
"Resolved, That the assembled citi
zens of the United States appeal, -as
a last resort, to the Congress of the
United States to investigate condi
tions in the copper county of Michi
gan to the end that the people of this
country may know the truth and that
all citizens may be protected in their
ligiits guaiaatecd by the constitu
tion. ' I
INQUEST AND FUNERALS
Calumet, Mich., Deo. 29. The In
quest to determine responsibility for
the death of seventy-five persons in
the wild panic that followed a false
fire alarm at a Christmas Eve enter
tainment in Red Jacket, was started
today before Coroner William Fisher.
More than half a hundred witnesses
were t obe examined. The investiga
tion probably will continue for sev
Funerals of the victims continued
today when nine bodies were buried
privately. Twenty thousand persons
participated yesterday in the public
demonstration that accompanied the
burial of 59 of the dead. On the
shoulders of striking miners little
white caskets containing the bodies
of forty-one child victims of the dis-.
aster, were born four miles to Lake
View cemetery on the shores of Lake
Superior, and laid side by side in long
trenches which the miners had dug.
The other 18 bodies were conveyed
to the burial grounds in hearses
the only ones to be had in the copper""
country. Services at the graves were
conducted in several languages.
STOLE PICTURE FILMS
Calumet, Mich., Dec. 29. Thieves
broke into the room of a moving pic
ture man from Chicago last night
about 6 o'clock and stole five reels of
a moving picture taken yesterday of
the funeral procession of the burial
of victims of the Christmas Eve panic
at Italian hall. The moving picture
man had taken the picture for the
Industrial Moving Picture Co., with
headquarters in the Boyce building,
Chicago. The outrage waa done by
persons interested in keeping the out
side world from knowing the out
rages being perpetrated in the inter
est of the mine owners here In
"To our silent heroes," little Wil
lie read from the memorial bronze.
"Pa, what are silent heroes?" "Mar
litu iuen, ' said pa.