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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 06, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 10

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The following resolution was
unanimously passed by the Anti-
Hearst Trade Union League:
"Whereas, The ccSpper miners of
Calumet, Mich., are engaged in a
desperate struggle for justice, the
recognition of trade unionism and the
right to live; and
"Whereas, The mine operators or
owners, aided and abetted by a crim
inally incompetent state governor,
are attempting, by all unscrupulous
and dastardly means in their power,
to crush our brother unionists there,
and to that end have imported ex-
convict gunmen and hired murder
ers, who have slugged, shot and
murdered the striking miners, their
wives and children; and
"Whereas, The inviolate and in
alienable sacred rights of American
citizens have been trampled under
foot, in utter disregard of the con
stitution; and
"Whereas, Recognizing that the
defeat of our brothers in Calumet
would constitute a defeat for the en
tire labor movement of the world; be
it here
"Resolved, That we, the members
of the Anti-Hearst Trade Union
League, in regular convention assem
bled, denounce the bloody murder
ers, who own and control the Calu
met copper mines, and who have, by
their despicable actions, caused wide
spread misery to innocent women
and children, and to our brothers
who are engaged in a righteous
struggle for existence.
"And we further denounce the re
actionary and pusillanimous stand
taken by Governor Ferris, in refusing
to comply with the constitution of the
United States and in acting as the
representative of the mine owners,
and in refusing the impartial offer
of President Moyer of the Federation
of Miners to arbitrate the differences
existing in Calumet."
On motion carried, it was decided
to send a copy of this resolution to
the workers' friend and advocate,
The Day Book.
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President Charles H. Moyer an
nounced last night that the Western
Federation of Miners would fight the'
Michigan mine owners to a finish and
would win.
This announcement came after a
conference with John B. Densmore,
representing the United States Dep't
of Labor, who said that all his own
efforts at mediation would be futile
on account of the antagonistic atti
tude the mine owners had assumed.
Densmore is on his way to Wash
ington to submit his report to Secre
tary Wilson. On the strength Qf this
report a federal investigation will
probably be asked for.
Moyer, who was able to leave St.
Luke's hospital for the New Gault
Hotel, was still, however, in a weak
ened condition, but said that as soon
as he was able to travel he was going
back to Michigan and assume charge
of the strike. The Citizens' Alliance
have threatened to kill him if he goes
Whe.n the executive board of the
American Federation of Labor meets
in Washington on Jan. 19 President
Moyer will appear before that body
and ask its further aid in settling the
strike. And to that body will be left
the final decision in regard to calling
a general strike.
Vice-President Charles E. Mahoney
arrived in Chicago last night from
Washington and immediately went
into conference with President
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The story is told of a gentleman
who, when he takes a glass of wine,
always shuts his eyes as he lifts his
glass to his lips. One day someone
asked the veteran why he always
shuts his eyes in the way mentioned.
"Well," he said, 'Tam afraid if I look
ed at it my mouth would water and
dilute the liquor."

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