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the other victims of the panic, as
quickly and as- quietly as possible. As soon as his casket touched the ground, the .grief-stricken mother took up her position at the head of the grave. "My boy, my boy, my dear, dear little one," she wept again and agaiii. Then throwing a bit of dirt onto the cofiurand looking once more into the; open grave, Mrs. Jokipii turne'd into the arms of her husband and started toward a neighboring hill where the greater number of the dead were being laid in two long graves. Her eyes were still pouring out tears. Her heart was still breaking for her lost child. But she was hur rying to share the sorrow of others and share her sympathy with them. All of these tearful funerals are over, but every human heart is still breaking in this city of caskets and crying. GOMPERS SEES DANGER TO UNION LABOR Washington, Jan. 2. Whether or ganized labor is to be ''outlawed" is a question which the American peo ple must decide without further de lay, according to an edlt6rial by President Samuel Gompers of the American Federation of Labor, in "The" American Federationist." He viewed with alarni the. Sherman in dictment of United' Mine Workers', officers in West Virginia and declar ed that the "very life of organized labor is al stake." "The anti-trust law,, as now inter preted and applied," he said, "con stitutes the most .serious menace to the labor movement. "That law, which was intended to benefit human beings, to prevent or. check monopoly and absolute control over the products of labor and of the soil, and to assure to the people the necessities of life at reasonable prices, has proved useless in estab lishing control or regulations over the trusts and monopolies," said Gompers. "In a .spirit of .glee-.these. same monopolies, trusts and corpora- j tions, unharmed by the law which was to have regulated them, now turn this law against the human be-' ings who were to have been pro tected." Gompers demands that the Wilson administration shall give "substance to its convictions, if it is not in favor of outlawing organized labor," for it charges, "as was the custom under the late regime, the present adminis tration has permitted, under the pro visions of the Sherman anti-trust law; indictments against men helping their fellow workers to secure higher wage's and a shorter work-day." Gompers stated that imperative necessity for the amendment of the Sherman law to exempt labor is shown in, the decision of the U. - S; circuit court of appeals that the Unit ed Hatters must pay to D. E. Loewe & Co. $252,130 for "conspiracy" in the. means used to obtain higher wages and shorter hours. o b TROUBLE WITH SHOE WORKERS St Louis, Md., Jan. 2. Rivalry be tween the Boot and Shoe Workers! Union, which has just signed" a closed contract "With the Hamilton-Brown Shoe Company, and the United Shoe Workers of America, threatened ioi day to cause a bitter industrial strugr, gle, here. Unless the 1,000 United' Shoe Workers employed by the Hamilton-Brown factories join 'the Boot and Shoe Workers' Untom affiliated -with file American Federation of Labor,, they will be locked out.. . . -Leaders of the U. S. W. predict that members Witt remain loyal and fight. o o DAWES HOTEL OPENED ' The RufuS F. Dawes Memorial ho tel, where "dowri-and-Suts" can get . a bath and a bed, for five eentst a private room for ten cents and meals at from 7 to 15 cents, was opened, for business today. Charles G. Dawes, president of the XJentral Trust Coin-, pany, 'built the hotel as a memorial . to his only son, who was drowned in, Lake Geneva, Wis., one year ago. .