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of Miners, who was to tell of his de
portation from Hancock, Mich., last Decer ber. Moyer was called to the bedside of Charles E. Mahoney, vice president of the-federation, who was operated on for appendicitis today. Asked if he knew of any specific instances where those instructions had been carried out, Batter replied that one of the men shipped' to Calu met with him, who went by the name of Curry, told him that he shot through the windows of a non-union boarding house rim by a Mrs. Berson. "That ought to get me a soft job guarding the house," Batter said Cur ry told him. Another detective, Robert Akin, he said, told him he had beaten three union men after they were arrested, with the purpose of starting trouble among the strikers. Other imported gunmen, he swore, walked through the strikers' parades and did every thing in their power to incite the strikers. "Do you mean to tell this commit tee that so-called gunmen or detec tives, or sluggers, are hired to go into communities where there are strikes for the sole purpose of beating up men and starting trouble?" asked Chairman E. T. Taylor. "I've been in that business for seven years," answered Batter. Following Batter's testimony, the committee conferred for a few min utes and it was announced that sub poenaes would be issued for several Waddell-Mahon gunmen, who were in the employe of the mining com panies. James O'Donnell of New York, who has been in charge of the Waddell-Mahon men in the Calumet district for several months, is here and may be put on the stand. Ernest J. Nichols, who was an in vestigator for Geo. E. Nichols, special prosecutor appointed to investigate the strike situation by Gov. Ferris of Michigan, gave testimony that cor roborated Batter's story. He characterized the methods of the Waddell-Mahon and Ascher men as "extremely cruel." He then threw Attorney A. F. Rees, representing the mine owners, into a fit by offering to produce the names of the men of Calumet who assisted in the shooting and deportation of Charles H. Moyer as a Sort of favor to the mine owners Rees jumped to his feet and shout ed out: "I object to that." Chairman Taylor of the committee overruled the objection. Then Rees tried the bullying tac tics of the. mine owners. "If you ad mit that testimony I'll make you go back to Calumet and hear the men' he's named," he threatened. In a skirmish between Rees and Attorney 0. N. Hilton, representing the strikers, Hilton won out and Chairman Taylor overruled Rees. The names will probably be furnished later. o o WHAT'LL YOU HAVE, The Clergyman Giles, I admire the man who sys the right thing at the right moment. Giles So do I especially when I'm thirsty. o o "Parents are more of a hindrance than-a help to their children after the latter are 18 or 19 years old," says a Columbia University" professor. That may be what a great many young folks think, too, but if they have that idea about their parents why might they not also consider strangers, by whom they are employed', and who are older than themselves, as hindrances?