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the firemen to go home every day.
Mother Jones dropped in near the
close of the meeting to see the struc
tural ironworkers, for she is on her
way to Washington to protest against
the imprisonment of themen in the
Leavenworth penitentiaryfor dyna
miting. She was called upon to speak and
tol dhow she interwieved Pres. Wil
son on her last visit to Washington, a
few weeks agp.
"I arrived in Washington to ask the
president to take action upon the re
fusal of the coal operators to take
the strikers back to work," she said.
"I was told that his highness was re
ceiving no guests today. I told the
gentleman that I did not come as a
guest but wanted to see him on busi
ness. Tuesday, they informed me,
was cabinet day. I said, 'How about
Wednesday.' They didn't seem to
know when the president would grant
an audience to me, so I walked over
to see Secretary of Labor Wilson. I
told him since the president refused
to see me I was going back to Colo
rado and raise hell till he sends for
"That afternoon while our party
was packing up the phone rang. The
president had granted me an immedi
ate audience. We talked over the
situation in Colorado. I asked him
why the government didn't take over
the mines. He replied that the mine
owners had refused to sell.
" 'Fifty years ago this country had
a president who, when the gentlemen
of the south refused to sell their prop
trey, put it up to the people, said I.
'They declared war.' 'That was a civil
war,' says he. 'Yes,' I said, :but this
is a civil, industrial and national war.'
And do you know, men, that he
backed out and refused to take the
chance to make himself as big a man
Mother Jones asked the backing of
the federation in her appeal to the
president and the pardon board for
the liberty of the structural iron
BIG DEATH LIST IN STORM ON
New York, April 5. 70 or more
lives and property worth several mil
lion dollars was toD of terrific storm
which swept Atlantic coast Saturday
Score of vessels known to have
sunk and reports of many more miss
ing were anxiously awaited. Foun
dering of Royal Dutch West India
mail steamer Prins Mauritz, with 49
persons, off Virginia capes, and
ocean-going tug Edward Luckenbach
with 14 were worst disasters reported.
Reports from Old Dominion pas
senger liner Jefferson, overdue at
Norfolk, also anxiously awaited.
Fleet of 29 ocean liners held up
here until yesterday. Practically all
hope for Prins Maurits was aban-.
From Lewes, Del., came report that
ten lives were lost when 4 barges of
Consolidation Coal Co. of Baltimore
were beached off Delaware Capes.
Tug Cumberland, towing them, saw
them break up and disappear.
Off Georgia coast revenue cutter
Seminole was today searching for
the 'barge Tampico, reported in dis
tress with 13 aboard.
ALLEGED COMMON LAW AFFAIR
STARTS SOME TROUBLE
Hearing that her husband, who had
left her seven years ago, was the
father of a child by a common law
marriage, Mrs. Braman Loveless
swore out a wife abandonment war
rant for him a week ago. Now her
husband is fighting extradition in
Loveless left his wife to go to Den-
ver to be cured of tuberculosis. There
he met Alice Swanson. A common
law marriage was formed and he
traveled about the country with her,
still writing fervid love letters to his
wife at Wheaton, HI., according to the
Loveless recently inherited $100,
000. He says his wife is after a por
tion of this.