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NATION-WIDE STRIKE POSSIBLE
Officials of the Western. Federation of Miners will meet in Chicago today for the purpose of considering the question of calling -a., nation-wide strike of miners. The Western Federation will un doubtedly be supported in this action by the United Mine Workers and the American Federation of Labor. Charles E. Mahoney, vice president of the Western Federation of Miners, is speeding to Chicago ,from Wash ington, I). C, to confer with President Charles H. Moyer. High .officials of the union believe a general strike inevitable following the repeatedly refusals of the Calu met mine owners to deal fairly with the striking miners of their district. John B. Densmore of the United States Department of Labor was en tirely ignored by the copper barons when he attempted to bring about peace in the mine country. A general strike appears to be the most effect ive weapons the miners have. The Michigan State Federation of Labor will meet in Lansing, Jan. 12, for the purpose of conferring over a state-wide strike. From his bed in the St. Luke's Hospital President Moyer expressed "the hope that Gov. Ferris' proposed visit to the Calumet regions may aid in ending the strike. o o THIRTY-TWO BELIEVED LOST Nqw York, Jan. 5. 32 men are believed to have drowned when the American line tank steamer, Ok lahoma, went down 60 miles off Sandy Hook in the terrific storm which swept the Jersey coast yes terday. Captain Alfred Guenter and six members of his crew were res cued early today by the Hamburg American liner Bavaria. Over a million' dollars property damage was caused by the storm at Seabright, N. J. Scores of costly cot tages were smashed and undermined while the fishermen's settlement is a tangle of wreckage. , MOTHER JONES DEPORTED Denver, Col., Jan. 5. "Mother" Jones, the "angel" of the miners, was forcibly deported from the coal strike district at Trinidad on orders of General Chase, who had her met at the depot "when she arrived from El Paso and kept under surveillance' of a detachment of military until the arrival of a train for Denver, when she "was' put aboard. Lieut. H. O. Nichols and four sol diers .guarded her to Denver. When the train reached Walsenburg, where "Mother" .Jones had' expected- to make a speech to the strikers, she. tried to talk to a ,group gathered around the station, but was pre vented. As the train pulled out of the sta- tion, she shouted: "I expect to visit you again, when Colorado is made, part of the United States, but now "" General Chase has ordered that she be sent out of the district never to return so long as the strike lasts.' He says she will be deported every time she comes back. Mother Jones says she will return in two weeks. o o- MOYER LEAVES HOSPITAL STRIKE FILMS SHOWN President Charles H. Moyer, presi dent of the Western Federation of Miners, who was shot down by mem bers of the Citizens' Alliance of Calu met,. Mich., will be able to leave the hospital this afternoon. He has en gaged rooms at the New Gault Hotel. The moving picture films, which were thought to have been stolen in Calumet, Mich., were approved by the board of censors today. They will be shown in Chicago within a few days. The Citizens' Alliance and the gun men of Upper Michigan attempted to steal and destroy the films so that the outside world might not know the real conditions that exist in the cop per country, but were fooled. The picture also shows the funeral of the victims of the Christmas eve trasedv in which 15.000 marched.