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zich, member of the miners' union,
who has guarded t ehfilm since it was
brought fro mCalumet. "Look at
those people. There are 15,000 in
line. There would nave been more,
but they didn't have the railroad fare.
They have to eat."
Following the last coffin came the
women, the mothers of the children
whose bodies were being borne on
ahead. In a solid mass they march
ed, thousands of them. Many were
weeping. Children clung to their
hands, sobbing for sisters or broth
ers who were lying in the little white
caskets carried on the shoulders of
And then came the strikers. They
were grim, tight-lipped, looking
straight ahead toward the burying
ground. At their head was a woman
carrying an American flag shrouded
Anarchists these men have been
called. But they marched behind the
F- that the militiamen had tried to
take from them. They did not look
like anarchists. They, seemed to be
very ordinary men, bundled in their
fur caps and great coats.
On they came. When the head of
the procession reached the cemetery
the rear was still resting in the city.
A close view of the two trenches
in which the bodies were laid was
thrown on the screen. Up above the
strikers stood Annie Clemenc, girl
leader of the miners. She was not
the usual militant Annie Clemenc.
She was saying a prayer for the chil
dren. The picture machine sputtered and
the screen went dark. The reel of
film had been run.
"That's great stuff," said one of
the reporters. "But how are you go
ing to write about it? -How can you
make people feel that picture by
hammering a typewriter. They've
got to see it It's too big for me."
And it is too big. You do have to
see it It is like nothing ever pictured
hall to be passed on by the board
of, censors, of which Police Sergt.
Jerry O'Connor is chief.
tl was run so they might approve,
which they did.
"There's nothing harmful in that
picture," was O'Connor's verdict.
"But I think it is too long."
tl is too long too pitifully long
though not in the way O'Connor
DIARY OF FATHER TIME
A scapegoat was a goat which,
thousands of years ago, according to
the Mosaic law, was sent into the
wilderness on the Day of Atonement,
bearing the sins of the people. Un
der later practices the goat was
thrown over a precipice about 12
miles from Jerusalem. Hence, the
term "scapegoat" is applied in the
present day to any person who is
made to suffer f or the wrong-doing of
While the laws of the United States
do not provide a scapesost fo rthe
sins of the people, a number of of
fenders manage to escape. In the
case of the recent governmental in
vestigation of the high cost of eggs,
for instance, the hen was made the
scapegoat for the cold-storage ware
house owners and middlemen.
An American millionaire was
bringing his beautiful young wife to
Europe in order to have her portrait
painted. "But why don't you try
home talent?" a friend asked him.
"Oh," he answered, "we've tried
home talent in vain! Now we're go
ing over to see what the genuine old
masters can do!"
King George cabled Woodrow con
gratulations on his birthday. Occa
sionally Mary lets George go out to
blow in his money regardless like.
As to values, the Golden State of
California now produces four times
Later the film was taken to the city 1
as much cement as gold.
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