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   Miami Daily Arizona Silver Belt (Newspaper) - September 7, 1915, Miami, Arizona                                 y  THE  BELT  VOL. VIII. NO. 285.  MIAMI, ARIZANA, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7,    1915.  PRICE FIVE CENTS  INTEREST AT THE BIG LABOR DAY MEETING CENTERED NOT IN SPEECHES OF GOV. HINT AND SENATOR WORHLEY  fered with, men have been driven from their homes, homes owned by them and won by their toll and privation. Through the prostitution of local representatives of the machinery of the law, recourse to the courts by wage earners have been made a thing of empty mockery.  We ask you in the name of our Great State, in the name of common  their independence from King John, and as the tradesmen of France broke through the ring of privilege enclosing the Three Estates, so today the millions who serve society in arduous labor on the highways, and aloft on scaffoldings and by the sides of whirring machines, are demanding that they, too, and the’r children, shall enjoy all of the blessings that justify their positions of life. The  OF BALL GAMES  The ball game yesterday was exciting from start to tlnish and was  Justice and humanity to take steps j prlnctpal rlghtB whlch  , hould be thus  to enlighten the people of Arizona to  BUT IN COMMUNICATION IN THE FORM OF A PETITION TO GOVERNOR, AFTER\VA RIW4 ADOPTED AS A RESOLUTION.  Interest at the Labor Day celebration centered in the communication presented to the governor as a petition and unanimously adopted as a resolution at the hjg meeting at the Baseball Park yesterday after the addresses of Governor George W. P. Hunt and ex-Senator Worsley of Tucson. The communication bitterly denounces the Ray Consolidated Copper company, calls on the governor to conduct an investigation into the affairs of the "closed town" of Ray, and asks that in the event that the governor should find himself powerless to act that a special session of the legislature be called and that a state relations’ commission be instituted. Among other things the communication to the governor contains affidavits from Mexican employees of the Ray Consolidated Copper company alleging mistreatment.  The success of the big meeting yesterday cannot be called into question by any one. Several thousand persons attended the gathering, the big grand stand being crowded, while many were seated in automobiles scattered through the baseoall grounds, or patiently remained standing listening to the orators of the day.  George Powell, former president of the Miners’ union of Miami, acted as the chairman. He first introduced Mayor S. E. D. Sears, who made a brief address paying a tribute to labor.  Chairman Powell then introduced Governor Hunt and Senator Worsley. Their speeches will be printed in full in the future in the Daily Silver Belt. The governor prefaced his address by a statement that he had taken pains to write out his remarks and that he would read what he had to say, thus avoiding being misquoted by the "copper owned press" of the state.  H. S. McCluskey, organizer for the Miami Miners’ union, presented the petition to the governor.  In presenting it they stated that Associated Press dispatches from  the damnable oligarchy that threatens to besmirch the good name of this States as Colorado, Idaho, Michigan and other states have been be-stiPrched. We not only ask this, but if you feel that you have not the power to act alone, we ask for a special session of the Legislature to empower a committee to act. Do it now. Now is the <ime, in the light of past experience. Conditions show that labor is on the verge of a revolt in this State. Indignation, discontent Is rife and unless we act now, we may be forced to reap a whirlwind in a short time.  We demand an Investigation into the closed Company towns. Ray is not alone in this; we have practically every larger mining camp, but two or three, where the men are subject to the same conditions.  Enlightened and it 1  •>'rpq as you must be from your experience while 1n attendance at the Convention of Governors at Boston, we ask you again to prove to the Nation that Arizona has a governor as big and free as this great commonwealth.  In connection with this appeal we wish to quote from the report of Chairman Walsh of the Federal Industrial Relation Committee and a majority of the members thereof, upon conditions generally throughout the country and the peculiar manner !n which it applies to all the damnable features obtaining at Ray. Listen to the earnest words of these fair-minded men. who are making an impartial investigation as to the causes of industrial and social unrest.  "By thwarting the human passion for liberty and the solicitude of the husband and father for his own, modern industry has kindled a spirit in these dissatisfied millions that lies deeper and springs from nobler impulses than physical need and human selfishness.  "Among these millions and their leaders we have encountered a spirit, religious in its fervor and in its willingness to sacrifice for a caues held sacred.  "And we earnestly submit that only in the light of the spirit can the aggressive propaganda of the discontented be understood and judged.  "The extent and depth of industrial unrest can hardly be exaggerated. State and national contentions of labor organizations, numbering many thousands of members, have cheered the names of leaders imprisoned for participation in a campaign of violence, conducted as one phase of a conflict with organized employers.  "Employers from coast to coast have created and maintained small private armies of armed men and have used these forces to intimidate  PRIZE DRILLERS  Or great interest to all miners were the drilling contests which took  Florence, Ariz., reported the arrest Saturday night of eleven additional and suppress their striking employes  Mexicans.  Miami, Ariz., Sept. 4, 1915. Governor George W. P. Hunt,  Phoenix, Arizona.  Your Excellency:  As clt'zens of the State of Arizona, interested in the welfare of the State and in the preservation of industrial and political order and efficiency, we desire to call your attention to the condition of affairs at Ray.  About two months ago the Mexican wage earners, employed by the Ray Consolidated Copper company, ceased work as a protest against the long continued, vicious conditions under which they were compelled to compete for a livelihood; they have, without organization or as members of any labor body, done this. When the benefits to be secured from organization were placed before them by earnest and disinterested representatives of Arizona labor organizations who were devoid of racial prejudice and disinterested as to their motives they eagerly accepted them. At this juncture the o.Tlclals of the Ray Consolidated Copper Company brought down the iron hoof of bru tal, unjustifiable and lawless regression upon their revolting employes. The right of workers to free speech and peaceable assemblage and the lawful opportunity to redress their grievances have been viciously inter  by deporting, imprisoning, assaulting and killing their leaders. Elaborate spy systems are maintained to discover and forestall the movements of the enemy.  "The use of State troops ia policing strikes has bred a bitter hostility to the militia system among members of labor organizations, and states have been unable to enlist wage earners for this second line of the nation’s defense.  "Courts, legislatures, and governors have been rightfully accused of serving employers to the defeat of justice, and, while counter charges come from employers and their agents, with almost negligible exceptions, ,lt is the wage earners who believe, assert and prove that the very institutions of their country have been perverted by the power of the employer.  "Prison records for labor leaders have become badges of honor in the eyes of many of their people, and great mass meetings throughout the uatlon cheer denunciations of court grid court decisions.  "We find the unrest here described to be but the latest manifestation of the age-long struggle of the race for freedom of opportunity for every individual to live his life to the highest ends.  "As the nobles of England wrung  specifically protected by the power of the Federal Government are the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus, the right to jury trial, free speech, peaceable assemblages, to keep and bear arms, to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures, to speedy public trial to freedom from excessive bail and from cruel and unusual punishments."  The following affidavits substantiate every charge In the last paragraph of Chairman Walsh's report and should be evidence enough to justify immediate action to remedy the conditions complained of:  I, Refugio Nejera, being first duly sworn, do depose and say:    that I  have been in the employ of the Ray Consolidated Copper Company at Ray, Arizona, for sometime previous to the 10th day of August, 1915 That on the 10th day of August, 1915, immediately that I arrived on surface or top of said mine, having lust completed my shift, the mine uard, or commonly known as one of the deputy sheriffs, approached me and said:  "You have got to come down with me.” Then I asked him: “What was the matter; what he wanted with me.” He then replied: "We will let you know when you come down."  He then took me down to the jail. Mr. Hall, the sheriff of Pinal county was there. He told me he was sorry to see me in tlPs trouble. I then asked him why they wanted me and what they arrested me for. He replied that, "You have been conspiring against the United States.”  They then locked me up in jail; later in the evening they brought me my supper. That was the last I saw of them until about 2 o'clock a. in. In the morning they came to my cell and ordered me to put my clothes on and come out. The same order was given to two other men in Jail at that time. When we came outside they told us that we would have to leave the country and that they were going to escort us for a few miles, and for us not to return or that we would get Into very serious trouble. Then J. Brown, deputy sheriff, and a deputy whose name I believe Is Buter-sloe followed us for about four miles and told us never to come back or we would get in some very serious trouble. There were three of us who had been escorted from tho jail and warned not to come back to Ray. One of our party decided to go to Superior, while the other two of us struck out for Miami, arriving at Miami about 6 o'clock on Wednesday, August 11, having walked all  the way from Ray to Miami, a dis-%  tance of about twenty-eight miles, not having had a meal s'nee the night before when they first locked me up.  On the afternoon of August 10th when I was locked up in jail, 1 asked Henry Hall, the sheriff, for permission to go to my home and change my clothes, as I had on the same clothes which I had been working in underground and they were very, very wet. He replied that he did not have the time and that 1 would have to get along the best I could; that that was not his trouble. A little later George O’Neil came up, the deputy sheriff in Sonora. I asked him if I could get my check or wages from the company. He says: "Write them a letter some time and they will send you the check wherever you are."  Deponent further states that he was never served with any warrant; that he was never given a trial, nor was he allowed counsel; that he was taken by an officer who claimed to have him under arrest, locked him in jail for a few hours, driven out of Ray by officers, armed, and told never to return; that lie was without food or money, unacquainted with the country and did not know the various trails or camps near to Ray, and that it was only through good fortune that he arrived In Miami tired and famished.  REFUGIO NEJERA. Subscribed and sworn to before me, W. J. Ellery, a Notary Public in  in doubt every minute till the last'place at the Miami baseball park Globe man went out in the ninth in- j yesterday. Tony Obad and Christ ning, leaving the tight sjeore of sixlPalovieh were the first to drill. They to five in favor of Miami.    |    drilled    36    >4    inches    and    won    second  Miami started the scoring in the,prize, $100. This team is from  first, Hearn reaching first on error, advancing to second on Bennett’s sacrifice and scoring on Tennant’s two-bagger.  Hearn scored again in the third, opening the inning with a triple and beating the ball in when Tennant’s long fly was caught by Shute, after Bennett had walked.  The game went with no more runs  Mt’.ami.  The second to drill were Jack Harrington and Agnus Mclver from Inspiration. They drilled 27 Inches in 10 minutes. This team would have made a record, but their steel failed in 10 minutes.  The third to drill were Frank Pierson and Pennier. They drilled 31*4 inches. This team would have made  SEVENTEEN PERSONS WERE LOST  THIRTEEN PASSENGERS AND FOUR OF THE CHEW CiO DOWN WHEN THE STEAMER HESPERIAN IS TORPEDOED.  by either side, till the seventh, when'a better showing if the steel had not Globe smashed Kelley for four clean stuck in the thirteenth minute.  hits, putting two men across the. plate and tying the score. Miami came back at them in the same inning with three clean hits on Wester-wick, who was then relieved by Hatch. With Hatch in the box Fuller landed the fourth safety. Four runs were netted by Miami on the same number of hits that gave Globe but two runs, due to the fact that the field work of the visitors was slower than that of the home players.  In the eighth Globe hammered out three more clean drives, netting two runs, and smothered Miami in the last half.  With the score standing four to six Globe took the last turn at tho bat. Hatch landed safely and Steiner was called from the bench, taking, Barker's place at the bat. He drove a long high one that looked like a I run, but Felts got it near the Fence. | Whitt walked and Hatch scored on j NUyle’s hit. Kelley was getting tired , and with heavy hitting Coy at the bat it looked bad for Miami. But the *  The fourth to drill were Johnson and Johnson from Inspiration. They drilled 32^ inches.  The fifth to drill were Gholson and King from Copper Hill. They drilled 36 % inches and won first prize, $250.  The sixth to drill were Sanchez and Duenos, of Miami. They drilled 28 inches.  NO ACTION ON ROAD BOND ISSUE  GERMAN SUBMARINE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE WRECK OF A SMALL BRITISH CRUISER RELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN LOST.  By the Associated Press.  MONTREAL. Sept. 7.—The Allan line has received a cable message stating that seventeen persons, thirteen passengers and four of the crew were lost when the steamer Hesperian was torpedoed Saturday off Fastnet.  nervy pitcher mustered all the speed he could command and the best Coy could get was a bingle, which Kelley picked up and then beat Coy to first, ending the game.     MIAMI—    A. B. R    H.    O.    A.    E.      Hearn, ss        3    2    4    2    o      Bennett, 2b . .    . . 2    1    1    3    2    •>      Tennant, if .    . .3    1    2    3    0    o      Guynup, lb . .    . .4    0    0    6    0    1      Fuller, c .....        0    2    5    1    1      Felts, cf    2    0    0    4    0    0      Ramos, 3b    3    0    1    0    2    0      Taylor, rf    4    1    1    1    1    1      Kelley, p        0    0    1    3    0      Totals. . .        6    9    27    11    5      GLOBE—    AB.    R.    H.    O.    A.    E.      Barker, If        1    0    1    0    0      Whitt, 2b        1    1    1    3    0      Nagle, cf ...        0    3    0    0    0      Coy, rf .....        0    2    2    0    0      Thompson, lb    . .3    1    1    14    0    0      Barton, 3b . ,    4    1    1    1    0    2      Bigando, ss .    . .4    0    2    1    1    1      Watson, c .    4    0    1    3    0    1      Westerwick, p    . .3    0    0    1    8    1      Hatch, p ...    1    1    1    0    0    0      •Steiner ....    1    0    0    0    0    0      Totals. . .    ,37    5    12    24    12    5     About 20 citizens appeared 4* before the county board of su- 4* pervisors this afternoon in re- 4* gard to legal technicalities + which have arisen in connection 4* with the $500,000 road bond is- + sue. County Attorney Norman 4» Johnson, the legal advisor of 4* the board, held that at this time 4> that nothing ought to be done * in the matter and it has been 4* decided to await the legal op- 4* inion of the attorneys of the 4* Girard-Powell company, the 4* Chicago bond buyers, who have 4* previously purchased issues of 4* Gila county bonds, which is ex- 4* pected daily.    4>  +    4*    *    4*    4>    4*    4*  SUBMARINE PROBABLY LOST  By the Associated Press.  BERLIN, Sept. 7.—The lJ-27, which sank a small British cruiser several weeks ago, has not been heard from since August 10 and is believed to be lost.  IMPORTANT AIR RAID  By the Associated Press.  SAARBRUCKEN, Sept. 7.—Forty French and British aeroplanes which bombarded Saarbrucken, RhenLn Prussia, yesterday destroyed the arms factory and barracks and other military buildings, besides killing many recruits. This is regarded as the most notable aerial feats of the war. They dropped four hundred bombs, which tore up hundreds of yards of railroad track and destroyed the station. An armored train hastened here from Metz, but the air fleet escaped unharmed to Nancy.  •Batted for Barker in 9th.  SUMMARY  Three-base hit—Hearn.  Two-base hits—Bennett, Tennant, Nagle, Thompson.  Sacrifice hits—Felts,    Tennant,  Bennett.  Struck out—By Kelley, 4; by Wes-terwlck, 3.  Base on balls—Off Kelley, 3; olf Westerwick, 1; off Hatch, 3.  Double plays—Bennett to Cuy-nup; Westerwick to Thompson; Whitt to Thompson.  Fat men’s race, Henderson, $10.  Sunday’s game was loose and erratic and resulted in the defeat of the Globe team by a score of eight to eleven. In the third round Miami scored six runs on three hits. The first to score was Hearn, who landed safely on first when Watson dropped the third strike. He got second  I>ollard >  flr,t *_ ,5:  when Westerwick grabbed the ball thrown by Watson to head him at second base. Bennett’s two-sacker brought Hearn in. Tennant owed his  THE LABOR DAY PRIZE WINNERS  Following is a list of those who won the Labor Day celebration prizes:  The prizes for the best decorated float, $35, was awarded the Cooks and Waiters union; second prize, $15, the Structural Ironworkers.  The best decorated business house, the American Clothing company, $50.  Tug of War, $35, Globe team composed of Louis Strukan, Eli Kresto, Pete Munich, Tony Radman, Frank Ceras, Tony Tardich, Kris Cubroch, Else Zied ami Mine Strukan.  100-yard foot race, union men, E. N. Miller, clerk, first, $10; M. J. Larson, miner, second, $5.  200 yards, E. N. Miller, clerk, first, $10; E. L. Griffen, painter, second, $5.  300 yards, M. J. Larson, miner, first, $100; M. J. Connor, miner, second, $5.  100 yards, open even, John Bar-oldy, $15.  FLOODS IN KANSAS  * $  By the Associated Press.    ’,  FORT SCOTT, Kan., Sept. 7.— More than an hundred people are marooned on the house tops due to a rainfall which caused the Marmaton river and Mill creek to flood the town. Four feet of water are running into the railroad depot. Passengers on marooned trains were rescued by boats and ropes.  ALBANY STREET CAR STRIKE  By the Associated Press.  ALBANY, N. Y., Sept. 7.—Ail street cars have been tied up by a strike of 1,600 car men at Albany, Troy, Cohoes, Watervliet and Green Island. The strike was the result of the company’s suspension of rules.  A LABOR RAY FIRE AT GLOBE  Early yesterday morning at Globe a cottage, occupied by Sam Vos-covltch and wife, was destroyed by tire. The family was away at the time.  The adjoining dwelling caught, but was extinguished with but small loss.  75 yards, Jess  Ladies’ 75-yard race, Miss Laura Miss Stella Martin, second, $2.50.  Ladies’ nail driving contest, No. 6 finishing nails, two minutes, first prize, $10, Mrs. Sebird Henderson,  safety to Scute’s error and Guynap 3? nails; Mrs, Charles Morris, sec landed for a double, bringing in Ban-nett, the only earned run of the six,  (Continued on Page Three.)  ond, $5, 36 nails.  A pony race on Sullivan street, for as Fuller the next man up, flew out a side bet. was won by the Van to Shute, making what should have^ Winkle horse, winner of the Fourth been the third out instead of the of July race.  - ——  ............. | The boys’ burro race was won by  (Coutinued from Page 3) Joe Hardy.  By the Associated Press.  CHICAGO, III., Sept. 7.—The bau-dlt who beat and robbed Mrs. Ogden •Armour ot $3,700 worth of jewelry at her home last night, overlooked the $5,000 necklace which he apparently came to seek. Mrs. Armour fought the robber, who clubbed her with a '‘billy," but her injuries were slight. There is no clew today.   

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