Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1836-1922 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the
National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. external link Learn more
Image provided by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, Urbana, IL
Newspaper Page Text
GRAND JURY PROBES MOYER
Calumet, Mich., Dec. 30. The spe
cial grand jury reconvened at Han
cock today to probe further into the
crimes and disorders- growing out of
the copper strike. The jury first took
up the matter of the forcible deporta
tion of President Moyer.
Prosecutor Lucas said every angle
of the Moyer kidnaping would be
Judge O. N, Hilton of Denver, in
charge for the Federation in the ab
sence of Moyer, will furnish the
grand jury what evidence the Federa
tion members have t6 support their
charge that members of the Citizens'
Alliance weer responsible for the as
sault on. Moyer.
At the inquest over the murdered
children at Calumet a dozen wit
nesses -were examined before the
noon recess. Judge Hilton will pre
sent evidence this afternoon, which
he says will show conclusively that
the alarm of fire was given by a Citi
zens' Alliance member.
The contradictory evidence given
yesterday at the inquest seems to
have created intense bitterness be
tween Fdratidn mmbers and the Citi
zens' Alliance, and there were indica
tions that rioting might start.
Several hundred armed deputies
are patrolling the streets and for
bidding strikers to congregate.
McNAUGHTON IN CHICAGO
DOES VANISHING ACT
"Big Jim" McNaughton, crept into
Chicago early this morning under the
friendly shadow of dawn and regis
tered at the Blackstone Hotel.
The Czar of the Calumet mining
district became very peeved When his
whereabouts became known to news
paper reporters and after keeping
them waiting for three hours did a
vanishing act presumably by way of
the back stairs.
The clerk then informed the re
porters that McNaughton had check
ed out to the Lake Shore station, but 1
a chase over there availed them
He is believed to be hiding in Chi
cago. With McNaughton was P.
WOMAN REVEALS TRAIN ROBBER
San Francisco, Cal., Dec. 30. "An
eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth,
a life for a life," is th ephilosophy of
Mrs. Minnie Colen, the bride who
brought about the arrest of Ralph
Faris, alias John Bostwick, whom she
recognized on -the street as the
youthful train robber who held up a
Southern Pacific train at El Monte,
and slew Traveling Passenger Agent
Faris' crippled father has petition
ed the governor to give the boy life
imprisonment but not to let him pay
the death penalty, and his mother is
circulating a petition.
"I would not sign a petition to save
Faris' life if his mother came to me
with it," Mrs. Colen continued. "I
think she aought to feel glad to have
her son with God, where all his faults
will be explained, instead of having
him live a Jong life in a terrible prison.
"I believe in capital punishment.
There is much talk about defective
nowadays. I believe such lives ought
to be ended because they are use
less to the world.
"I will not feel responsible for
Faris' death if he is hanged. He is
responsible and I would believe my
self guilty if I had let him escape
when I met him here. I do not feel
vindictive only sorry."
Mrs. Colen has made claim to the
reward of $12,000. offered for the ar
rest of Faris.
It is feared that if the death sen
tence is pronounced against Faris, his
mother will die. She has already col
lapsed and is in a critical condition.
"While I was abroad I witnessed g
duel in France." "Anybody hurt?"
"Yes; one of the principals had a rib
broken embracing the other after the
combat was over."