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VOL. 3, NO. 137 Chicago, Tuesday, March 10, 1914 ONE CENT
WITNESSES THROW SPOTLIGHT ON
Former Strikebreaker Tells Congressional Committee
of Gunmen's Actions at Calumet Told .
To Stir Up Trouble.
Startling evidence as to the tactics
of the Waddell-Mahon and Ascher
gunmen, employed by the Calumet
mine owners, was gitfen. before the
United States Congressional Commit
tee, which is investigating the great
Upper Michigan strike.
Henry Batter, a former Ascher
Agency strikebreaker, told an inside
story of the manner in which the
gunmen dperated when he was called
to the stand today when the commit
ters met in the Hotel LaSalle.
Batter said that when he was
shipped to Calumet from New York
by the agency he was given instruc
tions to stir up trouble by persecut
ing the miners. He was told to go to
any extent in order to provoke the
miners so that they might be routed.
"I was shipped to Calumet with
ten other men by the Ascher
Agency," said Batter. "We were
given to understand that we were- to
go among the strikers wherever they
congregated and encourage them to
commit acts of violence, so as to give
the militia and deputies cause for dis
Batter was called as the first wit
ness today in place of President Chas.
H. Moyer of the Western Federation
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