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baby and another unborn. My husT -t
band stood at the bulkhead, -warning
me not to fall. A shot from.the train 2
"I saw no shooting from the town. 1
That night I took my baby and. went
away. I never went back."
A sound like a groan swept the lis- I
tening audience. I
Alone, in her pathetic mourning, 1
the widow stepped aside and went 1
back to her loneliness.
"Mrs. Seville, Mrs. Seville. 1
A worn and worried woman sank '
nervously into the witness chair. i
"Sirs, my name is Gianiana Seville,
wife of Tony Seville, a miner," she'
spoke up. "We have four children.
I expected a baby in four months. Our
house was company property at Ban
ner Hollow in Paint Creek. We left
because we were afraid mine guards
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A Message Written by Senator Martine of fJew Jerseyto Miss O'Reilly
While the Hearing VVas in Progressc- n 1 'j s -A&n.
An" omniQUS mutter voiced the com
ment of the audience.
"Mrs. Estep ,f An instant and
she "was there, the wife no, the
widow of Francesco Estep, an un
arrried striker shot from the C. & 0.
armored'train at Holley Grove.
"My name is Maud Estep. My hus
band, Francesco Estep, a miner, was
killed on the night of February 7th,
between 10 and 11 o'clock.
"We lived on Paint Creek near the
swinging bridge. That night we were
"talking and laughing in the house
when Frank heard the armed train
coming. There were no lights in the
train, but the Catling guns it carried
sent out sheets of fire. Mine guards,
under a man named Lentz, worked
"My Frank called us all to get into
the cellar. I carried my year-old