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VOL. 2, NO. 225 Chicago, Saturday, June 21, 1913 ONE CENT
THE SHOCKING STORY OF THAT HORRIBLE
GUN RAID AGAINST WOMEN AND BABIES
Lee Calvin, Who Gave Valuable Testimony to Senatorial
Committee, Tells Mary Boyle O'Reilly How Gattling
1 Guns Shelled Sleeping Women and Children.
(The facts stated here by Mr. Lee Calvin to Miss O'Reilly in West Vir
ginia -will appear in the sworn testimony given before the senatorial com
mittee which investigated mine conditions in West Virginia.)
By Mary Boyle O'Reilly.
"Did labor agitators bring on the great West Virginia mine war?
"They did NOT!
"Any truthful man in West Virginia must tell you that union organ
izers could no more cause this strike than they could create a cyclone.
"Conditions did rt
"Conditions being what they were, the crash was BOUND to come.
"I saw it come when the coal companies' Gatling guns shelled sleeping
women and children in Holly Grove village on Paint Creek. Great God!
That was awful!"
Lee Calvin, red-haired, bullet-headed and Irish, stated his' opinion to
me gravely. He had "just risen from the cross-examination during which
he put six corporation lawyers on the run.
"Do not interrupt," Senator Kenyon had admonished the miners' coun
sel, "this witness can take care of himself!"
"Small credit," commented Lee Calvin, in his smileless way, "me being
a graduate of the college of hard knocks! If the senators knew it all, I was
the least interested man at their mine war investigation. I am not for the
United. Mine Workers. I am not for the coal operators. Only for justice.
"The coal companies, being rich, can publish pages of slanjder. I want
nothing but the truth. That's "why I
testified that and one other reason.
"Senator Borah and I -were friends
long ago in Boise, Idaho, If my tes
timony helped his committee, I'm not
"But, it's about the coal compan-