1914-12-10 FARR SHERIFF JEFFERSON B BOSSED BY MINE OWNERS

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1914-12-10 FARR SHERIFF JEFFERSON B BOSSED BY MINE OWNERS - .tv.- Colorado S &ficiai Admits V. v- .v- 'C--...
.tv.- Colorado S &ficiai Admits V. v- .v- 'C-- 'X ft viaehce IsBrought 2. Denver- .Colo.- .December. 9. Three hundred and twenty-six men without inveatigatlon-k to'theip quallflcatlbns were hired by'eheriff Jefferson B. ofHuerfano county. a deputy sheriffs at the request -of E.F. itatteson. dl. Vision.superintendent of the' Colorado F jal and .Iron.company. The men were armed .and tie rthouplit paidiby- the company. -"The sheriff made no effort to'learn whether they were/citizens of the state -or.how long they had been in the state Hehtred them a they "asked for work.- This was between January 1 and September tl ISIS. The Colorado coal strike was called September 23. 1913. Such was the .testimony of Sheriff Farr before the federal commission on Industrial relations .today. Slight Have' Hired Murderer. "So far as you "know then asked Mr. -Walsh- chairman of the. .commls- ion. "a 'red-handed murderer might have been among them-and been given a commission "So far as 'I know .replied the sheriff. . He had been sheriff for'fifteen years he said and added that he was a ibank .W.VA vrYUDU o fcWUIJ. Interests ailU city property at Walsenburg 'and 'was interested In farming and stock rais ing. He said it would have been use less to attempt to organize a posse to Quell miners for no one would have responded. A thousand miners had marched through the streets where he had but three deputies he said and It was common talk that they intended to kill him. After the militia arrived It disarmed the sheriff and hls men and took charge of the county with the. sheriff's consent. Operator Ran Sheriff. John iMcQuarrle. former under sheriff of Huerfano county and .7. 11. Patterson deputy clerk of the district court at Walsehburg preceded Fair on the stand. During his service under Farr the office of the sheriff was dependent politically and Industrially upon the Colorado Fuel and Iron' company Mc- Quarriei said. Coroner's juries were selected in accident cases by the coroner-in conference with the mine superintendents. In 'damage cases. too he said the Injured man never "was consulted as to the jury selected. In nine killings he did not remember of a case where the victim wa not blamed for carelessness. He said Sheriff Farr. kept the district clear as far as'possible of union agitators. Farr had asked him-the witness said "to frame" John R. Lawson whan he was arrested in ,1906 by-slipping a revolver In his pocket and then-charge him with carrying concealed- weapons. Lawson was arrested by a city policeman afterward Management Escaped. Patterson submitted a list from the records of the district court at Walsenburg showing that In nliety cases .of death by accidents none wa .charged to the' management of the mine. In the records for twenty-three year as far as he knewy in" all damage suit for injuries no decision had been rendered against the company. The election precincts of union mines. Patterson said were changed so that the miners had to travel elghteen'miles to vote. 'S""H' 'E' R"'I..trcB"'n 'S'En y V' r W 'i8 MlrmOWNERS r Y "J :7' 'iJ't 'Col' ra oi tfi i t. Ac 1 ts "l 1- t 'H GotHisOrQers Fr rri R. k f Iler Agent-Start. .c. fug e ci.tsc)3ro 'gl1t 1" Qijt byP1ob rs l'9.--Thr. nd went slxm iwl thou Inj"e8 isIn .ft the p' q .JLilft tl n"i - Hu fano e untY. aa4'eputy'sh'erUfs t. 'tliereq ut.of.E. 'F.J.l tt . d1 VIsion superintendent ent f. Col nid9 fand .Ir 'company.ThemeI -werii iirt edandi paid' by coMPany The. no. ffo to le&rnwhet1ierih.ywer 'c1Uzens othe sl4-te'or.howlong'Ui v.hadbeen them. forw rk.Thl a 1dSeptembert1 1911..The Col1JradoCOalJrtrtk uchwas .testUrionyot .arr' bef rethe ted 'aI' Ha e r o .a.8y theD .W lsh ' b enamong them'.and'been"glven 1 beeneherJIr for'11fteenyeara addedthat"he ill. L. VW" 1 lI&loon. prop rty i f stock'ralll been"use pos e'.to thousand.mlnerl Whetehe saldand .It 1II t rmer p eded Durtn In. casellk h man. nev r. Sh rltr asfa.r as ot"unlon n..awson'whlln ,190Sby 'Slipping then -charge c ! accidents.nODe'W'U.ol1arged ot.t1I l eknew dam ge been"rendered Patteraoneald SERF -I By.'M 9kR C Ioi dc "OfficiI I. IFrcni R ckefell r.- Iing.LEvidenc Brought Oilt.br.Probers. 9. to theIr by Sheriff B. Fari as the ofE. F. Iron company. 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  1. The Atlanta Constitution,
  2. 10 Dec 1914, Thu,
  3. Page 14

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