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expect to be shot into tonight?' I
" 'Because the strikers have found
out the sheriff is coming. Get hold
of this gun,' says Phil.
" 'Then why didn't the sheriff say
there was shooting on the program?'
( "With that we came near Holly
uxuve. someone lurueu out me car
lights. The engineer gave two short
"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
"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.
y "Almost at once the town of tents
"That was near midnight of Feb. 7.
Women and children' shrieked all
night. God only knows what they
thought had come upon them in
"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 j-CHEER-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.'
Calvin Telling Mary Boyle O'Reilly What Happened While He Roae on 1
the "Death Special. "