The Everett massacre A history of the class struggle in the lumber industry.pdf

The Everett massacre A history of the class struggle in the lumber industry

Walker C. Smith

Excerpt: ...in their attempt to connect the I. W. W. with incendiary fires. A tense moment in this sensational trial came during the testimony of Mayor Merrill, when young Louis Skaroff was suddenly produced in court and the question flashed at the cringing witness: Do you recognize this boy standing here? Do you recognize him, Louis Skaroff? I think I have seen him, mumbled the mayor. Let me ask you if on the 6th day of November at about ten oclock at night in a room in the City Hall at Everett where there was a bed room having an iron bedstead in it, in the presence of the jailer, didnt you have an interview with this man? Merrill denied having mutilated Skaroffs fingers beneath the casters of the bed, but even the capitalist press reported that his livid face and thick voice belied his words of denial. And Prosecutor Lloyd Black remarked heatedly, I dont see the materiality of all this. Merrill left the stand, having presented the sorriest figure among the number of poor witnesses produced by the prosecution. Carl Clapp, superintendent of the Municipal Waterworks at Everett, and commander of one of the squads of deputies, followed with testimony to the effect that sixty rifles from the Naval Militia were stored in the Commercial Club on November 5th. At this juncture the hearing of further evidence was postponed for a half day to allow Attorney Vanderveer to testify on behalf of Mayor H. C. Gill in a case then pending in the Federal Court. On several other occasions Vanderveer was called to testify in this case and there were times when it was thought that he also would be indicted and brought to trial, yet with this extra work and the threat of imprisonment hanging over him, Vanderveer never flagged in his keen attention to the work of the defense. It was commonly thought that the case against Gill and the attempt to involve Pg 155 Vanderveer were moves of the lumber trust and Chamber of Commerce directed toward the I. W. W., for in the...

22 Aug 2016 ... Minnesota Historical Society ... The Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) sent union organizers in support. ... These inequalities gave the lumber workers in Northern Minnesota good reasons to organize. ... Labor struggles continued in the region over the next several years, as did the repression of the IWW ...

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