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  • 1919
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  • In this report to Broussais Beck on December 13th, 1919, "Agent #106" relates the comments made to him by "Bens of the I.W.W." about the trial connected with the Centralia Massacre. Bens says that "the Centralia gang is going to be badly disappointed" to discover that the accused I.W.W. (Industrial Workers of the World) members have a well-financed legal team representing them. Bens notes that many workers outside the I.W.W. are contributing f... more
    In this report to Broussais Beck on December 13th, 1919, "Agent #106" relates the comments made to him by "Bens of the I.W.W." about the trial connected with the Centralia Massacre. Bens says that "the Centralia gang is going to be badly disappointed" to discover that the accused I.W.W. (Industrial Workers of the World) members have a well-financed legal team representing them. Bens notes that many workers outside the I.W.W. are contributing funds because they have heard the truth about the attack on the I.W.W. hall -- as Bens puts it, "their newspaper propaganda did not work this time". He doesn't know that the jury will be fair, but if they are, he is sure that the wobblies will be acquitted of the charges. In a separate conversation, #106 learns from "Wiesfield of the Retail clerks" that it has been impossible to organize in the department stores because the public has not put enough boycott pressure on them. Wiesfield asserts that "it is impossible to convince those married... less
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