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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 31, 1913, LAST EDITION, Image 4

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-Vn appeal for clothing to be sent
to the striking miners and their fami
lies will be made ina letter to each
and every member of the Bottle Beer
and Liquor Wagon Drivers' and Help
ers' Local Union No. 344, today, by
James T. Patterson, business agent
of the union. Following is the letter:
Dear Sir and Brother:
You are requested to start at once
in our relief campaign for the benefit
of suffering families of the striking
miners in Northern Michigan that
was decided upon at our general
meeting last Sunday, Dec. 28, 1913.
You have read in the public press
the fatality suffered by them on
Christmas J2ve, when seventy-two
men, women and children lost their
lives, and also the deportation and
cowardly shooting of Charles H.
Moyer, president of the miners' fed
eration, details of which are unneces
sary in this limited community.
Your share in this work will be to
solicit from yourfriends and the pub
lic generally, such articles of cloth
ing as they will donate hats, caps,
gloves, vests, trousers, stockings,
shoes and childrens' wearing apparel
and bed coverings. (No package too
small or too large at each contribu
tion). Sign one of addressed post
ages to be mailed at once and we
will attend to delivery.
This is the call of humanity and
the answer will be the real test of
unionism and fraternity. Do your
share in this work and do it prompt
ly, that your union may be justly
proud of the results.
Trusting that you will give this re
quest an active, earnest effort with
such results as to pleasingly surprise
all interested, I remain
(Signed) James T. Patterson,
Business Agent.
A general appeal was sent out by
the Socialist party today in an effort
to aid the striking miners in North
ern Michigan and Colorado. Reso-
lutions to be adopted were sent to
every union and labor organization
in the country. Following are the
resolutions to be sent to Congress'
and to the President of the United
States: '
"To the Honorable, The President
and Congress of the United Stated
of America:
"Whereas, Thousands of miners in
the copper regions of Michigan, as
well as in other parts of the United
States, have been for months engag
ed in a terrific industrial struggle
with the mine owners; and
"Whereas, In this struggle -the
workers have encountered atrocity
and outrage, have seen their mem
bers murdered, their property de
stroyed, their homes ravaged, their
children killed, the editors and pub
lishers of their papers arrested,
thrown into jail and refused release
on bail; their leaders shot, violently
assaulted, dragged through the
streets of the city, and driven out of
th state; and
"Whereas, In all the copper re
gion all semblance of right and jus
tice is suspended and a reign of vio
lence and terrorism prevails, while
labor and industry are paralyzed;
"Whereas, These events demon
strate conclusively the utter incapac
ity of the present mine owners to
operate the mines of these regions,
either in justice to labor or in safety
to the community, or in harmony
with the welfare of the people of this
nation. Therefore, be it
"Resolved, That the undersigned
hereby demand of the Congress o
the United States to take step;
"First That a thorough con
sional investigation of the whj
strike situation be made immed:
lv, and the findings be published
the earliest possible moment;
"Second That the government
take immediate steps to acquire pos-

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