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every section of the copper country, and many of the citizens in attendance
wore the button of the Citizens' Alliance.
Sheriff Cruse was ready for any emergency and stationed many of
his gunmen deputies about the building.
Hundreds of people were unable to gain admittance to the hall and
congregated on thsidewalk in front.
The jury is made up of eight men, two of them are business men and
six are striking miners and members of the Western, Federation.
Attorneys for the Federatio nare prepared to present several witnesses
who will testify that the man who first raised the cry of fire wore a mem
bership badge of the Citizens' Alliance.
-- Attorney Hilton of Denver, chief counsel for the Federation, is here
looking up evidence to bring about the indictment for the men who beat
up President Moyer and Chas. H. Tanner. The grand jury will convene to
morrow. It appears that Moyer was not only beaten up, shot and deported, but
was robbed as well, his money and papers were also taken and he was put
aboard the train minus his overcoat. His satchel was sent to Chicago, but
neither the missing money nor the missing papers.
Hilton said Moyer would return as soon as i able, but members of the
Citizens' Alliance have threatened him with death if he comes back. They
think they can settle the strike if Moyer stays away, and the strikers think
this means settling the strike by driving the men back to work at any terms
the mine operators see fit to make. And that means slavery again.
Yesterday a moving picture man from Chicago took a moving picture
of the funeral procession, having been employed by President Moyer. Last
night about 6 o'clock men broke into
his room and .stole five reels of the
picture. The thieves are supposed to
be detective gunmen in the employ of
mine operators, as nobody else would
be interested in stealing the films.
Congressman McDonald of this dis
trict has a resolution ready for intro
duction as soon as Congress con
venes after the holiday recess. It pro
vides for an investigation as follows:
First Whether or not firearms
and explosives have been imported
into Michigan for the purposes of
Second Whether there is a com
bination of copper mining companies
in restraint of interstate trade to ad
vance the price of copper.
Third The efforts of labor or
ganizations to unionize the copper
mines, including demands on employ
ers and methods used to enforce such
Fourth Whether or not the cop
per companies through their control
of the judicial and other officials in
the district have interfered with the
administrsftion of justice.
Fifth Whether or not the immi
gration laws have been violated.
Sixth Whether or not the nat
uralization laws have been violated.
Seventh Whether the postal serv
ice has been interfered with and by
Eighth An inquiry into the rela
tions between employer and employe
so far as this has a bearing on exist
ing labor troubles.
Funerals of the victims continued
today when nine bodies were buried
privately. Twenty thousand persons
participated yesteriiay in the public
demonstration that accompanied the
burial of 59 of the dead. On the
shoulders of striking miners little
white caskets containing the bodies
of forty-one child victims of the dis
aster, were born four miles to Lake
View cemetery on the shores of Lake
Superior, and laid side by side in long
trenches which the .miners had dug.
The other 18 bodies were conveyed