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trators in whose choosing they would
have no voice.
They have offered to abide by any
decision that arbitrators chosen by
the president of the United States or
the governor of Michigan might se
lect And the organized mine owners
have flatly refused to do anything at
all except exactly what they might
please to do.
They have set their own sweet will
up as something greater than the will
of the people of this republic and all
the power of the people's govern
ment. . They say they will not recognize
the union or the right of the miners
to organize and yet these owners
are tightly organized themselves.
They won't listen to the miners.
They won't listen to the union. They
won't listen to the state of Michigan.
They won't listen to the United
And strangely enough all of the
LAW, though none of the -JUSTICE,
appears to be on their side.
All this in a government of the peo
ple, by the people and for the people
the land of liberty the land of the
free and the home of the brave
the asylum for the oppressed the
land of. egual rights for all and spe
cial privileges to none.
What a glorious country'!
Let this sink into YOUR mind:
There's a man hunt up in the Mich
igan copper country. The . million
aire hunters from Boston arenot
hunting wild deer theyare hunting
men, women and children.. And they
appear to have a hunter's license
from both the state and federal gov
ernments. The poor devils of miners ar not
permittedto carry arms to protect
their own lives and they are citi
zens of Michigan, even though they
are only workingmen.
And ex-convicts from New York,
thugs, gunmen and desperadoes,
hired mercenaries have the authority
Of thejxAW'to carry gluts', and to beat
up and if need be kill those defense
less slaves of non-resident mine
What an inspiring object lesson in
What a glorious exemplification of
My country, 'tis of thee, Sweet
Land of Liberty, of thee I sing.
FERRIS' ACTION SHOWS STAND
AGAINST THE MINERS
Houghton, Mich., Jan. ' iO. That
the sympathies of Gov. Ferris of
Michigan are against the Western
Federation of Miners is shown by a
statement issued by him after he had
failed to bring- about any com
promise on the part of the mine own
ers in the copper miners' strike dis
trict. "The Western Federation of Min
ers has failed to get lor its members
recognition as, a unionized body. It
has failed as an outside organization.
it is the advice of outsiders and this
is a somewhat venturesome stater
ment to make that is doing more
than anything else to .prolong the
"The machinery of- ,the courts of
Michigan is in motion regarding the
strike arid any further statement I
might make might militate against
their proper working or the securing
of the desired results."
President Moyer has taken charge
of the strike.
Washington, Jan. 10. Investiga
tion of Calumet copper strike by the
senate committee on education and
labor will be asked in resolution
which Senator Ashhurst says he will
introduce in senate next week.
City to vote $25,000 to jobless ac
cording to Mayor Harrison.
Auto of Frank J..Wilson,alderman
27th ward, crashed into limousine be
longing to Dr. J. S. Brown, 744 Buck
ingham pi. According to Dr. Brown
qccupant qf alderman's auto threat
ened to shoot him full of holes.