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Sf&rqaette Minors Stili Strikins. The day following the avrivul o' the troops at Ishpeming there was i'xcnti ■mciit eaused y the burnitig of the strikers headquarters, but w het her it was accidental or incendiary i.s .ïot known. Negaunee strikers vrre greatly excited over the ejection of a boy aamed James Fiuley froin the Buffalo mine property bjj Snpt. L'ole, bocause the boy marte liimself extremely obnoxious. Finltjy's father had (ole arrested on a charjreof assault and had it not been for the courag-eous stand of the city officials and the presenee of troops at Lshpeming serious trouble might have occurred. One company of militia was sent to Negaunee later to guard the Buffalo propertv. The socialistic element of the strikers are endeavoring to work up a petition to Qov. Jücli to withdaw the troops, but with poor snecess. Mayor Foley of Negaunee, objected to troops, being sent there, but the strike leaders would not guaran tee safety to property. Manager Cole u-as Bned $56, the limit, for striking the 1'inley boy. It is said that the men running the shovels are not experienced and are doing poor work. Ten more outside men arrived at Ishpeming and were escorted to the mines by the troops ' admidst curses and jeers from the miners. Supt l'itch has asked for troops to protect the champion mine. It is reported the Frederick Braasted, of the Winthrop mine, has offered his men a 10 per cent ad vanee over the seale offered by the other mines, and it will be aceepted. Chapter of Street Car Accidenta. Detroit has had rather aserious time witta ils street oars for some years, but unless something is done to stop this recently inaugurateii slaughter of the citizens the city will be depopulated. Here is the history of one day's rnassacre: The first victim was Michael McLaughlin, aged 85, 'lio was talking to ! his brother wliile standing beside the track on Michigan avenue. The gong of au approaclung car evidently rattled the oíd man as he stepped right in front of it and was fatally mangled. At the corner of Woodward and Grand Kiver avenues a little girl was struck and badly cut on the arms and ehest. A little later at the same place Mrs. Geo. L. Maltz and daughter were pulled from under a car, but were not seriously injured. On Jelïerson avenue a car struck and dangerously injured Martin Hoive, a newsboy, who was trying to board it to sell papers. His skull was fractured. Peter Hurns was run intowhile driving. His bugg-y was deraolished, his horse killed and Burns so badly hurt that bis lite was despaired of. Fred Dudas was instantly killed at Ecorse, a suburb, by beiug struek by a motor uar on the Wyandotte A Trenton suburban line. Lively at Ishpcming- Soldier Killed. Since the arrival of the troops, tho bcginning of work witta steam shovels, and the importation of men to take Btrikers' places there have been no dull times at fspheming'. One of the incidente which pleased the strikers was the desertion of several of the new iiifii f rom the werking f orce at the shovels to their ranks. Frederick liraasted secured 106 of his employés and has resumed operations at the WintLrop mine, he having agreed to I pay a 10 per cent advance over the Kcale offered by the other uiines, after Dec. 15. The union didn't want the men te go to work at the Winthrop, but they threatened to break away if they vvere opposed. Three non-union men went to work at the Winthrop but they were promptly pulled oiï and they then ioined the union. A tieree tluinderstorm passed over the niining' section and Camp Ishpeming1 was for a time threatened with destruotion. Trees were felled in every direction and branches filled the air. A falling1 tree struck and instantiy killed Josepli Heimes, of Co. D, Calumet. Eig'ht trees feil in the encampment during the nig-ht, several falling between occupied tents. Big Fire at Alpena. The Folkert & Mcl'hee shingle mili at Alpena, together with a larg-e stock of pileil and manufacturad shingles and bolts, and a portion of No. 2 eug-ine house, was destroyed bv fire. The loss will not be {ar frojn 843,00o, with bnt $4,000 Insurance, The wind was blowing a palé, and it was ouly by the hardest work that the flaraes were kept froin spreading to the business portion of the town. A lialf milJion of shingles were saved by throvving thera into the river. Sevcre I.oss at HermansvUle. A lumber fire in the yards of the C. fj. Jleyer f.umber Co., at Hermansville destroyed almost every stick in reach. A strong1 wind was blowing at the time and it was feared that the entire town would be destroyed, but good work by visitlng firemen kept the ñames f rom reaching the vnills. The loss is a)out $35,000; insurance $20,000. The lire. was caused by a spark from a passing locomotivo. Kosronimon Ilatl ;i Hot Itlaze, Too. Fire was discovered in the main building of the G. 1!. Bodgemann manufacturing plant at RoscomiBOn. It spread to the sawmill and dry kiln and cars standing on track and destroyed the whole plant. The loss will' reach $."ü,000; insured. Steamer Burrieil oa the l.;iUr. The steamer Forbes of the Shore line, which piles between Saginaw and liay CitTi left Saginaw with quite a number of passengers and several tons of hay, but she caught fire when opposite Melbourne. and burned to the ivatci-'s edge. The steamer was commanded by Capt. Will Armstrong who succeeded in landing the passengers in afety. Many were terrified and-attempted to jump into the river. The boa;t is a complete wreek. The loss is coveied by insurance. The Forbes is owned by V. X. Armstrong, of Saglnaw, and is said to be valued at 15,000.


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