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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 11, 1913, Image 3

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former members of the New York.
City police force. Others are thugs
recruited from the big cities.
Thousands of members of the Citi
zens' Alliance of Houghton county
paraded in Calumet and Houghton
yesterday afternoon, shouting for the
forcible expulsion of labor leaders
from the copper district. This al
liance was organized at the instiga
tion of the mine managers.
The sheriff had 3,000 deputies on
hand, many of them being Waddell
Special Prosecutor Nicholls, Gov.
Ferris' personal representative in the
strike district, conferred with Pres.
Moyer of the Western Federation of
Miners and urged Moyer to keep
union men off the streets while the
Citizens' Alliance was parading.
He also conferred with Gen. Ab
bey, in command of the Tstate militia,
about asking Gov. Ferris to declare
martial law. In the streets women
t and children prayed that further vio
' lence might be averted.
Gen. Abbey has his headquarters in
the armory, which is owned by the
Calumet & Hecla Company and is lo
cated on company ground near one
of the mines. He and his brother of
ficers have cards to the club, also
owned by the company. That's where
the militia officers do their drinking
and much of their fancy eating.
Joseph Uhrick and Bob Damelo
vitch, employed by the Western Fed
eration of Miners to prevent scabs
being shipped to break up the strike
in the Calumet mines in Michigan,
were fined $5 apiece by Judge Dolan
in the Desplaines street court this
Last Friday John G. Merrill of 27
S. Dearborn street, Chicago agent for
the Waddell-Mahon Co., a New York
agency specializing in the strike
breaking business, and James Gar
rity, his assistant, were taking 65 men
to the Union depot to be shipped out
to the mines.
Uhrick and Damelovitch met the
crew at Jackson boulevard and
Franklin street, and asked some of
the men not to go and scab on the
strikers who were trying to better
their condition. They were attacked
by Garrity and a man by the name
of Mendelson, who represents a Calu
met mining concern. The two and
Garrity were arrested.
Merrill testified that he saw noth
ing, except "that Uhrick and Damelo
vitch had clubs in their hands." Gar
rity said that he was on the other
side of the street when the fight
started, and by the time he ran across
it was all over. He was discharged.
The case of Mrs. Katherine Clark,
1906 S. Rubel street, throws a little
'further light on the methods of the
United Charities, and a few sidelights
on the county agent's office.
Mrs. Clark is a pale, worn-out wo
man, prematurely aged. She has five
children Tanging from a three-week
babe to a 12-year-old.
Last June her husband died, and
she applied for a mother's pension.
Everything looked bright. The 'pen
sion was as good as granted.
But the investigators got busy and'
the United Charities took the case in
Some new evidence was unearthed.
Mrs. Clark's father had died and left
some property,
In October, four months after the
investigation commenced, Miss Ka
lim, the pension officer, stated that
no pension would be granted.
It is true that Mrs. Clark's father
left some property, but it is tied up
in litigation. It is doubtful whether
the Clark family will ever receive
a cent of it.

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