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peculiar to the Italian race. Arid for
answer she replied:
"My man he has worked 26 years
for the Quincy Mining Company here
A little while ago we getta notice that
my man must go back to wbr k in the
mine. If he do not, we must get outta
the company's hotise or pay a rent
many times bigger than that we were
paying. Also we must giwa bond so
that the company could be sure it
would nbt lossa the rent. I was
afraid to stay. I was afraid for iriy
children. So my man, he pickka our
few things up, and we move!
"First, we did nbt know where to
go and I wbilder hbw my nobra lit
tle children would get along hi the
cold. Then we finda tbia house. The
landlord say You can inbvva in here,
and pay me rent when your mail
getta wdrk again. Oh, i was so glad.
But my baby he havva ho shdes. The
potatoes are' all edrie far thlk witek.
and the flptiF is nearly all used. There
is no butter and no sugar and no
meat, 'ine cmldren they are hun-
, "pike the other strikers' wives Mrs.
Fplino is voluntarily living on. a mere
pittance, while she Waits ,and waits
and waits for what she believes to be
The Folinos are not the only fam
ily, by any means, served with notice
to move out of the company houses;
while the snows of midwinter cbat the
whole country and the thermometer
hbvers at the" zero mane. And tfteir's
are some bf the stories whieh will be
told the corigressional investigation
committee which commenced its ses
sions in Hancbck Monday.
The committed Is being Jdid of ar
rests of Innocent young girls Because
they, did picketing, or becaUse hey
had the temerity to parade down She
public streets, arid of insults Headed
It Is being told of gunmen's' rough
handling bf wbrheri arid girls.
It is being told that the copper
country dimes are some of the deep
est in tlie' world, arid that the men i
who work in the deep levels are of
necessity obliged to work in a tem
perature of 100 degree's, in air, not
only foul with gas, but extremely
heavy because of the great depth.
Many doekets will be shpwn to the
committee to prove the miners' con
tentions that the contract system
works great injustices.
Among these, the dbeket of Matt
Huhta, dated June; 1910, will be in
tfdduced showing the payment of
$1.6i for 26 days of contract work.
And also showing a deduction of $1
for doctor and 50 bents fbr club
(benefit) dries, which leaves 11 cents
for HUhtas month's wage.
The committee will alsb fab advised
that the demands bf the miners when
they went oh strike July 23, were sim
Recognition as a uhlbh.
fin eight-hour day;
Ty6 rtieri bn a dfie-riiari- drilling
$3-a-'day fifiinimUril wage";
FIGHTING FOR PRINCIPLE
Calumet is nearly buried from the
world in 'a mid-winter blanket of
snpw and below-zero cold.
The striking miners nave been out
about seven months.
Women have, been organized to
help their husbands keep up the
Between 6,000 and 7,000 rilgn are
Here is the scale on which the
weekly allotments are made by the
S3 a week for a single man.
$5 a week for man and wife.
iSG a week for man and wife with
$7 a week for any family with iribre
children than that.
SDeakih& of oih? dtft bf orie's w'av
to link arms wltb Troiible. a Mis
souri man advertises fbr a 3o0-hounfl
wife. This idea of getting wives' by
the pound doesn't appeal to us.'