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FULL WIRE REPORTS OF THE UNITED PRESS
THE DAY BOOK
500 S. PEORIA ST.
TEL. MONROE 353
Vol. 1, No. 260 Chicago, Friday, July 26, 1912
STRIKE WAR 9 KILLED
Charleston, W. Va., July 26.
In the heart of the Paint Creek
section, practically isolated from
communicati6n with the outside
World, -seven Baldwin detectives
and three miners are reported to
have been killed this morning
when a Baldwin machine gun was
blown up by dynamite. It is
known that two detectives were
shot and killed from ambush last
Among the men believed to
have been killed 'when the dyna
mite was exploded was E. W.
Ganjot, noted Baldwin detective.
Gaujot was not instantly killed
when the bomb exploded. He
begged to be taken to the hospi
tal, but no mercy was shown him.
A continuous rattle of rifle fire
could be heard in the hills all day.
Women and children have fled
the region. The state' troops, in
summer camp in Pennsylvania,
have been ordered to the scene of
Sheriff Smith of 'Kanawha
county attempted to get into the
Paint Creek valley this morning
to investigate the shooting of the
two detectives last night, but was
driven back "by miners.
The valley is impregnable. It
is practically impossible to get
into the narrow gulley except
from the north end, and that is
barricaded. The only informa
tion secured from the bloody dis
trict is when some courier breaks
through the brush. Trains have
been annulled,'and telephone and
telegraph wires have been cut.
The uprising at Paint Creek
had been expected since April 20,
when the miners' strike began
there. Frequent clashes between
armed guards and strikers have
nourished hatred and bitterness.
The miners petitioned the
courts to enjoin the mine opera
tors along the creew from main
taining armed guards, reciting
terrible conditions. The court re
fused to grant a temporary re
DRIFT IN LAKE MICHIGAN
Their launch helpless because
of lack of gasoline, John Canivan
and three friends who had start
ed on a fishing trip faced death in
Lake Michigan last night.
The launch was Qer half a mile
from shore when the fuel gave
out. The "boat started to drift out
into the lake. Canivan decided to
swjm ashore and get help. He
dived into the lake.
When within 200 feet of land
his strength failed. He shouted.