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Williams Album 0 : p. 12
Calumet Public School Library

Copper Miners' Strike, Mich., 1913-1914

Copper mines and mining -- Michigan -- Calumet


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Newspaper clippings (Jan. 15 to Feb. 9, 1914) regarding the 1913 Copper Miners' Strike by the employees of the Calumet & Hecla Mining Company in the Calumet, Michigan area. Page is hand numbered ""12"". -- Jan. 15 - The grand jury charged members of the Western Federation of Mines including President Charles H. Moyer, Vice President C.E. Mahoney, four members of the executive counsel, and thirty-two officer, organizers and members, with conspiracy -- Jan. 16 - Arrests for the members of the Western Federation of Miners charged by the Grand Jury have begun, President Moyer, Vice President Mahoney and others have not yet been arrested. -- Jan. 17 - Special Prosecutor Nicholls is looking into legal phases of bringing Western Federation of Miners President Moyer and others back to face the charges the Grand Jury brought against them. Washington - the Democrats of the House rules committee decided not to order a congressional investigation into the Michigan and Colorado copper mine strikes. -- Jan. 18 - The citizen's relief committee will return outside contributions towards the Italian Hall relief fund as aid was refused because of the stand of President Moyer of the Western Federation of Miners. -- Jan. 20 - Leaders of the Western Federation of Miners including President Moyer, Guy Miller, Yanko Terzich will willingly return to stand charges . Clarence Darrow, famous for his defense of the McNamara brothers may defend them. -- Jan. 23 - Circuit Judge P.H. O'Brien announced grand jury will delay meeting. Deliberations on the case of the shooting of Mary Fazekas, a twelve year old girl from Kearsarge were held this morning. -- Jan. 25 - Nineteen men were cleared by the Grand Jury regarding the deportation on Charles Moyer. Indianapolis, Ind. - Charles Moyer attending a meeting of the American Federation of Labor declared if the Michigan copper strike was lost it was the fault of the American Federation of Labor. -- Jan. 27 - Money that Mayor Oscar Marx of Detroit donated to the Italian Hall relief fund will be distributed to the needy. -- Jan. 28 - Lansing - Governor Ferris will not go to Washington to oppose the federal investigation of the copper strike, declaring the only way to bring industrial peace was to strike are red Socialism. -- Jan. 29 - Washington - Arrangements for a federal investigation into the copper strikes in Michigan and Colorado began with Representative Taylor of Colorado chairing the Michigan sub committee. -- Jan. 30 - The Grand Jury had no presentations to make to Judge P.H. O'Brien at the end of its investigation, and has been discharged. The investigation of the Painesdale murders is now led by prosecutor Anthony Lucas, and Sheriff Cruse. -- Feb. 2 - Washington - The first hearing of the congressional committee investigating the Michigan strike will be held in Hancock with Representatives Taylor and Howell of Utah, Casey of Pennsylvania, Switzer of Ohio, and Hamlin of Missouri. Another appeal for aid for the strikers in Calumet was sent out by president Gompers of the American Federation of Labor. -- Feb. 3 - Washington - Representative Edward T. Taylor of Colorado, chairman of the sub committee of the committee on mines and mining which is to investigate the Michigan copper strike, will first get a report from the governor before beginning the investigation. -- Feb. 6 - The first testimony of the shooting at Seeberville on August 14th was heard. -- Feb. 7 - The advance guard of the congressional committee investigating the copper strike arrived in Hancock by the northwestern train. Present were Congressmen Edward T. Taylor of Colorado, chairman of the committee, John J. Casey of Pennsylvania, and Howard L. Doyle, secretary and clerk, E.P. Short, sergeant-at-arms, and N.C. Parche, a stenographer. -- Feb. 8 - Chairman Taylor of the House committee on mines and mining which will investigate the copper strike received a letter from Governor Ferris, who is not able to come to the committee meeting. The Governor declares the Western Federation of Miners is the only bone of contention. -- Feb. 9 - Testimony from William Richard, president of the Calumet local, and pay checks were offered into the congressional inquiry by the Western Federation of Miners, time checks were offered by Counsel O.N. Hilton.

Williams Album 0 : p. 12

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