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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, June 21, 1913, NOON EDITION, Image 5

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expect to be shot into tonight?' I
asked, him.
" 'Because the strikers have found
out the sheriff i& coming. Get hold
of this gun,' says Phil.
" 'Then why didn't the sheriff say
there was shooting on the program?'
I says, and refused the Winchester.
"With that we came near Holly
Grove. Someone turned out the car
lights. The engineer gave two short
whistles.
"Being an old railroad man I knew
it for a signal.
"And before you could think the
machine gun in the armored car
opened a continuous stream of fire
on the strikers' tents near the track.
"George A. Lentz, chief detective
" of the C. & O. detectives, worked the
gun.
"It was near 11 at night, dark and
cold, a frosty night. The miners, al
most to a man, had slipped into the
hills. But the moans, of women and
children Were heart-rending.
"Esco Estop was shot dead.
"Mrs. Hall's leg was shot off.
"Two women gave premature birth
to dead children.
v "Almost at once the town of tents
took fire.
"That was near midnight of Feb. 7,
Women and children" shrieked all
night. God only knows what they
thought had come upon them in
their sleep!
"But Quinn Morton, general man
ager for the Imperial Colliery Co., to
whom all these people must look to
live, came running down the car
from the rear cheering rCH KKR
ING! " 'Sheriff Hill,' he cried, let us stop
the train, turn on the lights, reload
and back up to give them another
dose. I guess that will end the strike
on Paint Creek.'
Lee
Calvin Telling Mary Boyle O'Reilly What Happened While He Roae on
the "Peath Special. " ,

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