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CORONER TO INVESTIGATE THE KILLING BY POLICE Los Angeles, Cal., Dec. 26. The coroner this afternoon is expected to open an investigation of the shoot ing of Rafael Adames, a Mexican, slain by Policeman Koenigheim, dur ing a fight in the plaza Christmas day. Koenigheim says he shot the Mexican when the latter pressed a pistol against the back of Policeman William Brown, while the police were dispersing a crowd listening to an orator setting forth the troubles of the unemployed. Thirty persons were injured. J1 , A Mexican, knownas "Pete," be gan making a speech on j;he plaza advocating direct action by labor. A crowd was attracted, including many unemployed. Some one telephoned to the police that the speech -was likely to start a riot and Lieutenant H. W. R. Kriege and a squad were sent. Kriege ordered "Pete" to stop as he was not supplied with a speak ing permit. An altercation following during which, according to the police, an unknown man felled Kriege from be hind. A general fight ensued and a hundred policemen were rushed front headquarters. Members of the crowd hurled stones and some used knives, the police cracking heads freely. Policeman Koenigheim. declares Adames rushed up to Patrolman Brown, drew a revolver and; attempt ed to shoot. Koenigheim fired, kill ing Adames. The fighting lasted thirty minutes Policemen afterwards raided I. W. W headquarters arid ' there foun Adames' body and several inlm men. Chief Sebastian closed the sa loons in the vicinity ana oiueit. arrest of any armed person in tx plaza. Eighty were arrested. The plaza is heavily guarded t( day, pedestrians areVkept moving ai no streets meetings are allowed. I the saloons about the plaza a closed. Lieutenant Kriege is suffering from serious knife wounds and bruises. Other policemen injured are: Sergeant W. L. Hagenbaugh, A. G. Boycott, H. G. Yarnall, P. R. Wil liams, E. E. Brown, A. C. O'Connor and Duke Gillespie. o o CONGRESS MAY PROBE FIRE Washington, Dec. 26. Members of congress here could see no way in which the federal government could investigate the fire scare horror at Calumet, Mich., unless it was as a side issue to a general investigation of the copper strike. They said there was no "federal" or "interstate" angle to the fire which would justify inter ference in state affairs. There is now pending before the House rules committee a resolution by Representative MacDonald, asking an investiga'tion, by a house commit tee, of alleged deprivation of consti tutional rights of the strikers, by the mind operators. If such a resolution were approved, members said today, the fire horror could be investigated. Strong pressure has already been brought on the committee to report the MacDonald measure, and it was believed today that the coroner's re port at Calumet might lend added im petus. No action can be taken in the matter, however, until congress re convenes on January 12. o 6- MOTHER KILLED IN WRECK Pontiac, III., Dec. 26. While they .vere en route to a Christmas enter- ' 'ainment the carriages in which were Mrs. John Balbach and her four chil- lren of Chenoa was struck by a Chi- ago & Alton train. Mrs. Balbach lied today and three of the children re in a serious condition. The fourth hild escaped uninjured. oo Federal Gen. Meicado says he will evacuate Ojinaga and take Chihua- la. Then the rebels will evacuate uhuahua and take Ojinaga. War . Mexico is one blamed swap after mother. -"""L-- -- .