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EFFORTS AT PEACE FAIL MINE OWNERS SAY
WAR TO BITTER END IN CALUMET
Unconditional surrender by tho
Continuation of gunmen rule. '
Forcible deportation of miners who
refuse to go back to work.
The assault, shooting and. forcible
deportation of President Moyer is be
fore the grand jury of this country.
So that the people of this country
may know how much justice will
come out of this grand jury your
correspondent has investigated each
one of the 20 grand jurors. The fol
lowing is the line-up:
Nine arekViown members of the
Citizens' Alliance, the lawless ally of
the mining cqmpanies:
"One, Edgar Bye, is chauffeur for
Bier Jim MnNai'lorhtniV mn n n rrn r nf
the-Calumet & Hecla mine, who leads
li 10 ngiii against tut! sinners.
Five are foremen, superintendents
ana civil engineers ot the
Houghton, fvlich., Jan. 10. The
failure of Gov. Ferris' so-allea peace
visit to the Calumet copper, country
Nobody in the strike district ex
pected that lie would bring a settle
ment of the trouble, and there is
good reason to believe that the gov
ernor himself expected nothing of the
The fact is that the mine owners,
mine njanagers, Gov. Ferris and' his
politicians, and the Citizens' Alliance
do not want a congressional inves
tigation of this strike.
The mine owners don't want it be
cause they know an .inquiry will
mnVp nnhlta such a mass of outrage-
HiHnnR aiTd-" circumstances
that the whole nation will-be stirred'
The governor and his politicians do
not want a national iuvcoubouuu
Uie eaiuc icooum a.iw j,
when it is brought home to the peo- jj
pie of Jylicmgan tnat me yicacin. dih.o
administration has practically sup
ported the mine owners' acts of law
lessness and inhumanity during the
past five months, it will be all up
with thesaid administration at -the
next state election.
So the governor rushed up to the
strike country, talking peace in order
to sidetrack action in Congress.
' Thfe efforts at peace of Gov. Ferris
last week and of Federal Solicitor
Ddnsmore the week before were fore
ordained failures, moreover, because
the mine owners have determined
that'there shall be no peace. They
have decided to make another Cripple
Creek of this Calumet copper coun
try. .They say so in those precise
words. Here is the position they take
No treating with the Western Fed
eration of Miners OR ANY UNION.
No" treating- with the-strikers-
by the; way
)Here'a what looks like a new wrin
kle. The Fidelity Trust Co. of Phila
delphia has got out an injunction to
restrain Terre Haute, Ind., street
railway employes from striking.
In two months 8,000,000 of beef
came in from Canada under the tar
iff free list. Almost enough for lunch
and dinner for New York City.
"Peace on earth, good will to men"
sentiment doesn't se.em to have got
ten over the Mexican border, at all.
I o o
WANTS NEGRO IN THE SOUTH
Battle Creek, Mich., Jan. 10. A
plea that the American negro be kept
in the South and in the rural districts
in those states was made before the
race betterment congress by Booker
T. Washington, who declared that in
the South the negro nad more op
portunity of making good than In the
North and was at his best when kept "
close to the soil. ' " -