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SAYS MEN WERE TOLD THERE
WAS NO STRIKE IN MINES
Trinidad, Col., Feb. 17. Testify
ing before the congressional probe
committee, Frank LedsemQj a strik
er, stated that he and 100 other men
were employed at Pittsburgh for
work in the Southern Colorado coal
fields under representation that there
was no strike and that the pay was
high. They were give nonly dry bread
to eat on the train, he asserted, and
were kept locked in railway coaches
with armed guards standing at the
The men were taken to the mine at
Berwind, GoL, and he was held there
by soldiers from Dec..l7 until Feb. 10,
he asserted. He declared pay was re
fused and one man whom he saw try
ing to escape was shot by a soldier,
while company bosses told the men
they would be shot if they attempted
A formal request that "Mother"
Jones be summoned' as a witness was
presented by Att'y E. Q. Cpstigan for
the miners, but was objected to by
Major E. J. Houghton, judge advo
cate general and .decision was withheld.
WOMAN SLAIN IN MYSTERY
Mrs. Katrina Mess, whose address
is 1240 W. Ohio street, and who has
four children in Austria, was found
fatally shot last night in an alley and
today the police are looking for An
ton Keller. One bullet was in her
The woman was found in the fear
of 1851 Maud street, ahout SO feet
from the entrance of the alley. She
died soon after being found'.
TWO DIE IN FIRE
New York, Feb. 17. David Barani,
40, and James Eranko, 2, lost their
lives in a fire which destroyed an old
building at Park Row and Roose
velt street. An explosion of dynamite
or gunpowder caused a fireman to fall
from a ladder, but he was not injured.
Lo&s $50,000, v .
By Jim Manee.
He fills prescriptions all day long
And mixes ice cream sundaes;
He stops his work late Sundiy: night
And's back again on MqKdays.
He .sells you 'phone sfOs some
Keeps busy as he can.
Now what the dickens would we do
Without the drug store man?
P. S. "Have you got a city direc
tory? And I'd like to buy a stamp
and use the 'phone." Some profit!
Mother Now, children, what must
we do before our sins can be 'for
given? Both We must sin. 'i
"What ever became of that friend
of yours who used to have money to
burn?" ".He's sifting the ashes."
N. Y. World.
Fair and warmer Tuesday;, unset
tled weather Wednesday.