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Originally published in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, February 13, 1891

Kinnear’s Anti-Detective bill passed by Senate: Armed guards not needed

Olympia, Feb. 12—[Special.]—The anti-Pinkerton bill, which a year since aroused so much feeling and bitter opposition in the legislature, went through the Senate today without a dissenting vote, and miners and other workingmen will begin to think that this legislature takes a genuine interest in protecting them from these very obnoxious agents of moneyed power.

The Kinnear bill, passed today, makes it unlawful for any corporation or individual to maintain or employ an armed body of men to protect their property or employees. (more…)

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