Biennial Report of the Indiana Labor Commission for the Year Volume 2

Biennial Report of the Indiana Labor Commission for the Year Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ... serious wounding of seven persons. The importation of these men was both unnecessary and exasperating, in view of all the circumstances. This, however, did not justify the shooting. The excitement in Evansville caused by this act was intense, and there were many threats of vengeance in the event any of/the wounds should prove fatal. The newspapers of Evansville denounced both the importation and the shooting in most scathing terms. The coal operators accused the oflicials of the United Mine Vorkers' organization of having counseled the attempted assassination, while the latter not only denied the accusation in most unequivocal terms, but also denounced the assault. There never was the slightest evidence that the mine-workers' oflicials had any knowledge of, or in any way counseled the wrongful act. Mr. Fred Dilcher, National Comlnitteeman, U. M. V. of A., said: i "I deplore what has happened. I/Ve wanted no one hurt. In our meetings I have cautioned the men against doing anything unlawful, and I can not think they would disobey me. I told them always to be loyal to the cause, but to act lawfully. They promised me they would obey my instructions, and I can not believe they have disobeyed me." The imported workmen claimed they had been deceived by the agent of the Sunnyside Company, and had been led to believe by repeated assurances that there was no strike at Evansville, and that more men were wanted because the operators were increasing their volume of business. They earnestly petitioned to be sent back to Kentucky, and those not injured by the assault returned the day after the shooting. Fortunately, those injured recovered. The grand jury of Vandcrburgh County began an immediate investigation, and several...
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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236932730
  • 9781236932730