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and embrace "mission-Christianity"
and they can get a cup of hot water
and a roll and maybe a place to sleep.
They "bunk" the missionaries as
much as the missionaries "bunk"
them, but Overton won't be bofhered
with any of those.
The only men who will wear a
blue-ribbon around their wrists will
be the ones whom Overton charac
terizes as "those who show an in
clination to make good." In other
words, the men who are willing to
work at any price you bid and work
as hard as any slave.
Great little scheme of the toy com
mission. It will benefit a very small
percentage of men, because they are
Providence be praised but a small
percentage of men who will go on the
auction block and guarantee to wear
the brand Overton wants to place
on them. The great majority of the
unemployed refuses to scab on the
employed by working at less money
- and doubling the amount of labor.
But the toy commission has swept
away from the Mayor's back door
the responsibility for the unemployed
that the mayors of other cities have
shouldered and are solving and it
is now in the housewife's dust-pan.
Labor is on the auction block. How
much do you bid?
UNCLE SAM WILL INVESTIGATE
Washington, Dec. 28. Proponents
of a congressional probe of the Calu
met, Mich., strike asserted today that
the deportation of President Moyer
of the Western Federation of Miners
would furnish them with the neces
sary evidence of a deprivation of con
stitutional rights to justify the house
rules committee in reporting the
probe resolution of Representative
MacDonald of Michigan.
Representative MacDonald today
Is in the Michigan strike region.
Senator Martine of New Jersey de
clared today he had already taken
up the matter tentatively with Sen
ate Democratic Leader Kern. The
MacDonald resolution is sufficiently
broad to cover the Moyer deportation
case and it was believed that the
advocates of a federal inquiry would
prefer to have it made by a house
rather than a senate committee.
Department of Justice officials in
sisted today that jthey were power
less to investigate conditions in the
strike region. It is known, however,
that evidence now in the possession
of the Department of Labor, obtained
by Special Mediator Moffitt during
his fruitless trip to Calumet in an
endeavor to arbitrate the strike, con
tain evidence supporting MacDon
ald's claims that the strikers have
been deprived" of certain of their con
stitutional rights. Publication of
Moffitt's report to Secretary of Labor
Wilson has been withheld pending
the outcome of efforts by Solicitor
J. B. Densmore of the department to
effect a settlement. Densmore is now
A LUCKY ACCIDENT
"Jimmy" Buggie, in charge of the
memorial hall of the G. A. R. in the
public library, considers himself the
luckiest veteran that ever came out
of a battle. For fifty years, "Jimmy"
hasn't been able to smell and his
home is over near the stockyards.
"It happened this way," explained
"Jimmy" today. "I was onJy a kid
fifteen but I could shoot like the
dickens and they let me go along
with Gov. Yates' sharpshooters.
"We were down at Atlanta on the
morning of July 22, 1864, when the
rebs charged us. All I remember
was a yell and when I came- to in the
Marietta Hospital they said I had
been asleep about three weeks. A
bullet had rapped me in 'the head
and killed my sense of smell. Ever
since I moved over by the stockyards
I've had a hankering to meet that
reb that laid me out and .congratu
He I always loved the good and
the beautiful. She Oh, John, what
a pretty way to ask me!