The Labor Argus (Charleston, West Virginia). Vol. 4 No. 35. January 21, 1909.
The Labor Argus began in 1906 as as a moderate labor paper supporting the organizing efforts of the United Mine Workers in West Virginia. In 1911, new editor Charles H. Boswell took the paper left and into the Socialist Party as a “red hot radical revolutionary rag.” The Labor Argus covered West Virginia’s mine wars extensively and was critical the Paint Creek settlement in 1913, putting it at odds with the national UMWA leadership. The Argus’ Charleston office by was raided by the state authorities and their equipment confiscated in April 1913. In 1915, the Charleston Labor Argus merged with the Socialist Labor Star of Huntington, West Virginia, to form the Argus Star.
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