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EFFORTS AT PEACE FAILMINE OWNERS SAY
WAR TO BITTER END IN CALUMET
Houghton, Mich., Jart. 10. The
failure of Gov. Ferris'-so-called peace
visit to the Calumet copper country
Nobody in the strike district ex
pected that he would bring a settle
ment of the trouble, and there is
good reason to believe that the gov
ernor himself expected nothing of the
The fact is that the mine owners,
mine managers, Gov. Ferris and his
politicians, and the Citizens' Alliance
do not want a congressional inves
tigation of this strike.
The mine owners don't want it be
cause they know an inquiry will
make public such a mass of outrage
ous conditions and circumstances
that the whole nation will be stirred
The governor and his politicians do
not want a national investigation for
the same reason. The idea is that
when it is brought home fo the peo
ple of Michigan, that the present "state
administration has practically sup
ported the mine owners' acts of law
lessness anil inhumanity during the
past five months, it will be all up
with the said administration at the
next state election.
So the governor rushed up to the
strike country, talking peace in order
to sidetrack action in Congress.
The efforts at peace of "Gov. Ferris
last week and of Federal Solicitor
Densmore the week before were fore
ordained failures, moreover, because
the mine owners have determined
that there shall be no peace. They
have decided to-make another Cripple
Creek of this Calumet copper coun
try. They say so in those precise
words. Here is the position they take
No treating with the Western Fed
eration of Miners OR ANY UNION.
Np treating with the strikers.
Unconditional surrender by -the
Continuation of gunmen rule.
Forcible deportation of miners who
refuse to go back to work.
The assault, shobting and forcible
deportation of President Moyer is- be
fore the grand jury of this country.
So that the people of this country
may know how much justice will
come out of this grand jury your
correspondent has investigated each
one of the 20 grand jurors. The fol-
fTbwing is the line-up:
Nine are known members of the
Citizens' Alliance, the lawless ally of
the mining companies.
One, Edgar Bye, is chauffeur for
Big Jim McNaughton, manager of
the Calumet & Hecla mine, who leads
the fight against the strikers.
Five are foremen, superintendents
and civil engineers of the mining
Here's what looks like a new wrin
kle. The Fidelity Trust Co. of Phila
delphia has. got out an injunction to
restrain Terre Haute, Ind., street
railway employes frorn striking.
In two months 8,000,000 of beef
came in from Canada under the tar
iff free list. Almost enough for lunch
and dinner for New York City.
"Peace on earth, good will to men"
sentiment doesn't seem to have got
ten over the Mexican border, at all.
WANTS NEGRO IN THE SOUTH
Battle Creek, Mich., Jan. 10. A
plea that the American negro be kept
in the South and in the rural districts
in those states was made before the
race betterment congress by Bdoker
T. Washington, who declared that in
the South the negro had more op
portunity of making good than in the
North and was at his best when kept
close to the soiL