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MILITIA TAKE CHARGE AFTER
FOUR MEN ARE KILLED
Sacramento, Cal., Aug. 4. Ten
companies df militia are on duty at
Wheatland where four .men. includ
ing Dist. Atty. E. T. Maxwell, were
killed late Sunday in a pitched battle
between officers and striking hop
Six others seriously wounded.
Fifty auto loads of angry citizens
from nearby towns collecting to go to
Wheatland to help preserve order.
Besides the district attorney, Dep
uty Sheriff F. Manwell and two un
identified hop-pickers were killed.
Sheriff G. H. Voss was shot in the
head and leg. Nels Nelson, wealthy
farmer, had an arm shot away. Con
stables Anderson and Bradshaw and
two unidentified ' women were
The hop pickers had a strike meet
ing and demanded a wage increase.
Officers tried to arrest several speak
ers and "I. W. W. leaders prompted
resistance. After the fight Gov. John
son ordered out ten companies of
militia. There are 2,000 strikers at
Martial law was declared at
Wheatland today. Adjt. Gen. Forbes
in charge of militia.
Wheatland, Cal. With the town
under martial law and the striking
hop pickers sullen, and the troops
throwing strikers in jail, the situation
is considered serious.
In Sunday's gun fight the sheriff,
district attorney and eight deputy
sheriffs fought 250 strikers, most of
them members of the I. W. W.
EXPLOSION CAUSES DEATH
Oscar Anderson, 45, 8432 Elizabeth
street, died today as the result of an
explosion which is believed to have
injured a score of men at the South
Chicago plant of the Illinois Steel
The force of the explosion knock
ed Anderson from a scaffolding to
the ground. He struck upon his head.
Other workmen fought their way
through the steam to ladders.
Officials of the company denied
the police any information, but were
compelled to report Anderson's death
to the coroner.
PIN A ROSE ON YOUR BATHING
BONNET AND BE UP TO DATE
Mrs. Henry Hutt, the former wife
of the well-known artist, aS she ap
peared on the beach at Narragansett
in her poke bonnet with roses, the.
latest fad intrdouced by her.
peared on the beach at Naragansett
in her poke bonnet with roses, the
latest fad introduced by her.
Medical statistician proclaims that
married men live longest. Yes, and
beside, it's only the meek and lowly
who'll see heaven later on.
Fair tonight and probably Tues
day; slightly warmer; moderate
northeast winds becoming light and