Letter to Grover Perry concerning the success of multiple strikes that greatly cut copper production and hopes of shutting down the entire industry. It was originally used in the trial of the United States vs. William D. Haywood, et al. This exhibit was part of the deposition of John W. Hughes for the Michael Simmons vs. the El Paso and Southwestern Railroad Company, and in the trial of the State of Arizona vs. Harry Walters through the deposition of Cecilia Reinhardt.
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Box 1, folder 2, exhibit 85; Box 2, folder 3, Salt Lake Exhibit 11.
Grover H. Perry
Salt Lake City
Fellow Worker James Thompson just arrived in Bisbee this Morning. Last night Clark spoke to over three thousand in the City Park. Clark left for Globe this morning, the situation here is tip top, victory is sure. The big Industrial strike of the Metal Mine Workers which is fast spreading over the entire west had already shut down mines to the extent that copper production had decreased half a million pounds a day. Mexican top men are all out of three hundred and fifty employed. Very few mechanics working.
The spirit of Solidarity shown is remarkable. Not disorder and not boot leg booze. These tactics are bringing the Corporations to their knees, as they can find no excuse to use violence. Reliable reports form different parts indicate that many more districts will soon fall in line and the entire copper industry will be shut down by the strike. The Metal Mine Workers will soon get better working conditions for the Workers.
A parade advertised by the Copper Queen Corporation had only a small number of persons in line. A few mockers and bosses, the rest were children and business men form Douglas, Tombstone, and Bisbee. An unusual feature was that the paraders had to do their own cheering as the few on lookers showed no enthusiasm for the Company tools. Sentiment and the power of organization is on our side. Assistance has been assured form various sources, as well as form the A.W.O. the I.W.W. organization which controls the harvest fields.
The strike of the folded arms is winning. Our demands will soon be granted. Solidarity and intelligence will win, do your part.
Yours for Industrial Freedom
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