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MARTIAL !JW DFCI ARTD IN
AFRICA BY GOVERNMENT
play, my dear? Why. it's absurd!
Three months are supposed to pass
between the first and second acts,
and the heroine's stillNgot the same
hat on! .
Gen. Louis Botha.
Capetown, South Africa, Jan. 16.
The government, lead by Gen. Louis
Botha, premier, has declared martial
law in South Africa, where a general
strike of all trades' federations has
AUTHORITIES THREATEN TO
BLOW UP STRIKERS' HALL
Johannesburg, Africa, Jan. 16.
The surrender of the railway strikers
barricaded in the Trades Hall follow
ed a threat by the authorities to blow
up the hall with cannon. The light,
water and food supply had been cut
Martial law now in force through
out South Africa has terrorized the
strikers. They dare not leave their
homes and display of red flags is pro
hibited. Sympathizers are not al
lowed to give the strikers food or
Young" Lady at the Theater (to
friend) What do you think of this
YOU CAN SEE THOSE CALUMET
PICTURES AT THE EMPIRE
The moving pictures of the burial
of the children and adults who
perished in the Christmas eve panic
are still being shown at the Empire
Theater, Madison and Union streets:
These are the pictures which the
mine owners attempted to have
stolen so that the outside world
might not see the real conditions in
The Chicago Federation of Labor
has sent the following communica
tion to all affiliated locals concerning
"Dear Sir and Brother:
"The terrible disaster at Calumet,
Michigan, on Christmas eve shocked
the nation., Seventy-four people,
largely women and children, lost
Moving picture films and thirty
sliders of the tragedy and strike
scenes will be shown at the Empire
Theater, corner Madison and Union
streets, commencing on Monday,
January 12, and every day thereafter
until Monday, January 19.
"The recefpts from this show is for '
the families of the striking copper,
miners of Michigan. They are up
holding the banner of Unionism
above the graves of their loved ones.
No braver battle has been fought.
The strikers' need is great. They are
fighting your battle. Help them to
win by attending this show. Ask your
friends to do likewise. J
"The admission is only 10 cents
and is well worth the price.
"Hoping that you will favor the
strikers by requesting your members
to patronize the show, we remain,
"Chicago Federation of Labor.,
"John Fitzpatrick, Pres.
. "E. N. Nockels, Sec'y."