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THE COLORADO MINERS' STRIKE
IS GAINING FORCE
Trinidad, Col., Sept. 23. The
strike of the miners in the Southern
Colorado coal jBelds which began
yesterday gained force today when
several thousand more men laid
down their tools. Vice President
Hayes of the miners and "Mother"
Jones, the "angel of the, coal camps,"
who are both here, declare that at
least ninety per cent of the 11,000
miners will" be out by tonight.
One of the first big results of the
strike came with the statement that
the Minnequa steel plant at Pueblo,
owned by the Colorado Fuel-& Iron
Co., would be shut down almost im
mediately. It has only, One Hor two
days' supply of fuel on hand and. one
third of the employes have already
The coal camps -of the" district were
scenes of activity this morning, fami
lies transporting their ' household
goods from the company-owned
houses heretofore occupied by them
to -the tents 'provided .-by" the .United
Miners, on ground leased. by the un
ion. Hundreds of families streamed
through the streets of 'Trinidad to
It was reported that several thou
sand strikebreakers haveBeen gath
ered by the mine owners in Texas,
New Mexico and Kansas, ready "for
importation to the strike district.
The owners denied this, insisting" that
the strike would be a failure and'that
strikebreakers would 'not.be needed.
THE SCHMIDT CASE
New York, Sept. 23. Seeking, an
expert opinion as to th& sanity of
Hans Schmidt, the priest of St. Jos
eph's church who murdered Anna
Aumuller,and dismembered her body,
Assistant district Attorney Delehanty
today assigned Dr. Carlos P. McDon
ald and Dr. William Malone, super
intendent of. the Manhattan Hospital
for the Insane, to examine the priest
this afternoon and it ispossible that
he may be taken to the morgue to
identify the fragments of the body of '
his victim so that his actions tnere
may be noted.
BENTON PRACTICALLY .UNDER
Benton, III., Sept. 23. Practically
under martial law, with Company F
of the Illinois National Guards patrol
ing the streets and Companies L and
G of Olney and Effingham waiting
orders from adjutant general to
march here on an instant's notice,
the town is quiet following the riots
of last night.
Race differences was the cause of
the trouble. Sunday night American
miners attacked Polish miners. In.
retaliation, drunken foreigners slew
two young musicians and beat a third
who had played for their dance. The
men were waylaid on a lonely road.
A mob formed yesterday, assaulting'
all the foreigners who came to town.
Mayor Espey with 25 deputies call
ed on the sheriff, who in turn called
on Governor Dunne, who ordered out
the local militia.
7-YEAR-OLD HOLDS RECORD t
Tokyo, Japan, Sept. 23. A Japan-j
ese girl 7 years old has climbed Mount
Fuji, 3.5,000 feet, unaided, thereby
establishing a record. Until recently,
no women were permitted to ascend
Fuji's sacred slopes. Another record;
will be" established when Sajuro Ota,
89 years of age, will accomplish his
100th ascension of the mountain.
Crown Prince Hirohito of Japan, 13r
years of age, often expresses his:
earnest 'desire to climb up Fuji.' He.,
hopes to -do so this year with Prince
Yi, his "pal, formerly Crown Prince- of
, "What do you mean by this, sir?"
demanded the angry advertiser. .
"What's the matter?" inquired the
publisher of the country paJJer. "This
advertisement of 'our delicious can-r
'ned meats from the best Colonial
houses you've made it readj
'horses. " ,- ,