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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 09, 1912, Image 3

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Jitia. Many are being acqepted.
"We are ready to cover the en
tire state with martial Jaw if need
"Be," said Adjutant General El
liott today.
" Five mine guards were arrest-.
"ed last night.
ar Squads of soldiers are mobil
ized in the hills ready for any of
the attacks which started Satur
day' night.' Not a shot was fired
?ast night or today.
" - ' . oo
Charleston, W. Va., Sept 9.
Gov. Glasscock's commission will
egin its investigation into the"1
"Kanawaha coal strjke Wednes
day. "" The commission will cover the
entire situation in the Paint and
'Cabin Creek districts, where
TOUch bloodhas been shed and un
told suffering caused sihce-the be
ginning of the. strike last April.
"Some of the points to be taken up
3l Thcwages paid miners, v
3 The infamous guard system.. .
"' The sanitary conditions.
' Comparison of wages and life
of miners of West Virginia with
those of workers in other lines.
'- The strike began with a de
mand for increased wages. It re
solved itself into a protest against
'the mine guard,system. The rnin--ers
demanded that the mine own
ers be stopped breaking the strike
by, means of imported 'armed
"guards and machine guns.
J- The mine guards provoked
trouble. Blood was slied every
day or two. The. armed mine
guards drove the miners out of
T their homes, and left them shel
terless in the hills.
The miners smuggled in arms
to fight the guards, and protect
their homes. Then Gov.'' Glass
cock'proclaimed martial law, and
peace settled in the district once
Gov. Glasscock says that ifthe
report of his commission justifies
it, he will abolish the mine guard
from West Virginia forever.
Bluefield, W. Va., Sept. 9.
Gordon White, railroad foreman
and father of Nita White, was
held to the grand jury on a
charge ofi murder in the fire de
gree today. Released on $10,000
White charged Walter John
son, a negro, with assaulting and
mistreating his daughter. A mob
gathered and lynched Johnson.
Later Nita said that Johnson was
not the negro who attacked her,
and Gov. Glasscock ordered an
White was arrested late Satur
day night and spirited to Charles
ton, because it was feared the
mob would free him. Citizens
swore to kill every bfficer in Blue
fields unless White was brought
: Ugly threats were made today.
Five hundred 'excited citizens fol
lowed White into the office of
Justice of the Peace Dillard when
he was arraigned. All of them
were clamoring for his release.
The negroes are making the
situation worse. Secure in the be
lief that the state is behind them

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