Corbin Strike: 0051.0750

CORBIN SCENE BATTLE WITH STRIKERS. – Over Fifty Injured and Forty-Two In Hospital. – Terror Still Reigns. – Further Trouble may Ensue Before Final Adjustments of Difficulty Is Reached.

            Riot between strikers and police flared in the little mining town of Corbin yesterday, and as a result of the skirmish 51 persons were injured and it was necessary to remove 42 to the hospital at Michel, being conveyed there by a special train.

            About 250 men have been on strike there since January 20th, when some of the men were discharged, one of them being the secretary of the miners’ union.  When the company refused to reinstate these men, the trouble started.

            More trouble is looked for and reinforcements from the Alberta force and Vancouver have been sought.

            Inspector John McDonald, in charge of “B” Division, is in charge of the police.  Of the force four are Cranbrook constables, being Corporal MacDonald and Constables Miller, Jeves and Doree.  Constable Cartnell of Kimberley is also there, as well as three Mounted Police from Cranbrook.

            So far there has been no shooting, the fighting being confined to clubs, banners and stones.  Probation Constable T. Aikman, who was alleged to have been slugged with a hammer, is in a serious condition and may die.

0051.0750: Corbin Strike

Corbin strike sends 42 people to hospital, with one constable slugged with a hammer who may die.

Medium:  Newspaper - Text
Date:  April 18, 1935
Pages:  1
Publisher:  Cranbrook Courier
Collection:  Columbia Basin Institute (0051)


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People arrow MacDonaldarrow
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People arrow Jevesarrow
People arrow Doreearrow
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Unions and Labour arrow Strikes arrow Corbinarrow
Cities arrow Michel arrow Hospitals, Clinicsarrow
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