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Hellraisers Journal: Big Annie Clemenc arrested with five others in Calumet as 300 supporters cheer.

You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes.
-Mother Jones

Friday September 11, 1903
Cripple Creek, Colorado - Chas. Kennison, President of Miners' Union No. 40, Arrested

Charles G. Kennison was arrested in Cripple Creek yesterday. The arrest was due to an encounter with an employee from the El Paso mine which took place on the early morning train to Elkton. This employee, T. J. Sturdevant, who, we are told, is one of the notorious mine guards of the El Paso Mine, insulted Kennison and struck him in the head and mouth. Kennison was armed and pulled out his gun ready to defend himself. The trouble was stopped by other passengers on the train. Kennison got off the train in Elkton and went about his business there.

Upon his retrun to Cripple Creek, Kennison notified the sheriff's office of his whereabouts, and was soon taken into custody. The military came looking for him in the county jail, but have not seized him thus far. Under Sheriff Gaughan states that this is a civil matter and that the military has no right to interfer...



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