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The day book. [volume] (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 05, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 12

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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.
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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. ,
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.
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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.

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