The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), June 14, 1899


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OPENED FIRE!
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FREIGHT HANDLERS MADE TARGETS OF ORE STEVEDORES
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COUPLE HUNDRED SHOTS AND THREE MEN INJURED
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ONLY ONE OF THE MEN SERIOUSLY INJURED
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SIXTEEN OF THE RIOTERS WERE ARRESTED
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Buffalo, June 13. - A Gang of between thirty and forty stevedores and freight-handlers to-night climbed aboard the whaleback Samuel Mather, lying at the Minnesota iron ore docks, and opened fire on a gang of about fifty ore handlers who were working in the hold of the vessel. Between 150 and 200 shots were fired. John Malyek, 20 years old, was shot in the back and is not expected to recover. Joseph Marick was shot in the shoulder and Mike Smith received a bullet in the right shoulder. The injuries of the two latter men are not serious. Sixteen of the attacking party were arrested. The trouble was started by the ore handlers referring to the freight handlers as "scabs." The wharves in the vicinity of the shooting are covered with policemen, and no further trouble is anticipated.


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Newspaper
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Clippings
Date of Original:
June 14, 1899
Local identifier:
GLN.30938
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
Dave Swayze
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), June 14, 1899