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BLACK COSSACKS' ACTION
MAY MEAN CLASS WAR
PottsviUe, Pa., May 9. "There
will be more work for the 'Black
Cossacks' before we get through.
We might as Well be clubber and
shot as starved to death. It's
This was the cry that went up
from the hundreds of foreign
miners in the big boarding houses
and mountain shacks of Miners
Evert since the suspension of
work in the mines, the arrogant
attitude of the 'Black Cossacks,'
Pennsylvania's state constabul
ary, towatd the miners has been
creating bitter feeling.
Yesterday's clubbing and shoot
ing of miners by the black uni
formed mounted police only in
tensified the feeling. . v
The-death of Michael Mullange,
orie of the miners' shot by the
police yesterday; the report that
David Davis, who was. only a by
stander on the outskirts of the
crowd, is dying of the bullet
wound in his stomach, may prove
the sparks that will set the coal
mining, districts of Pennsylvania
in a blaze of class war,
. The hardware dealers of this
town and of Minersville- report
that their entire stocks of revol
vers, automatics and ammunition
have been bought up in the last
few days. i
Jf these weapons and that am
munition have fallen into the
hands of the Lithuanians who are
swearing vengeance for yester
day's shooting, the trouble has
Every road leading to the -collieries
was patrolled today by ,
heavily armed details of the state
police. They rode in pairs, ex- j
pecting an attack. But the for
eigners temained indoors.
The state police on duty at
Minersville have been refused
board there both for themselves -and
their, horses. They aie liv
ing out"of their forage bags-
Shamokin, Pa., May 9.--The
local managers of the Philadel
phia & Reading Coal and Iroa Co. '
today sent home 200 of their re
pair men and ordered all work,
except that absolutely necessary,
stopped in the mines.
Feeling is very "bitter; not so '
much against thesmihe owners as
against the state constabulary, a
thd "Black Cossacks."
The mine owners hope that the
Wilkesbarre convention of the
.district unions next week will ac
cept the compromise agreement
recently turned down by the min
ers' -committee in New York, and
axe seeking in every possible way
to conciliate the mine employes
"I suppose," said the physician, "
smiling and trying- to appear wit-'
ty while feeling the pulse of a
lady patient. "I suppose yott con
sider me an old humbug?"
"Why' replied the lady, 'Thad
no idea you could ascertain a
woman's thoughts by merely
feeling of her pulse."
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