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A WHOLESALE MASSACRE.

EXTRAORDINARY CONDUOT OF A

SHERIFF.

A crowd of miners who are on strike at Coleraine, an important coal mining centre in Pennsylvania, approached the colliery unarmed, with the object of inducing the men who had taken their places to abandon work. The sheriff ordered them to disperse, and on their failing to comply he read the Riot Act. The leaders of the strikers expostulated with hirn, and tho sheriff thereupon ordered his officers to fire at a close range. They poured a volley into the massed ranks of the strikers, killiDg twenty-two and wounding seventys'x. The men on strike are mostly foreigners, and unacquainted with the English language.

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A WHOLESALE MASSACRE., Evening Star, Issue 10418, 13 September 1897

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A WHOLESALE MASSACRE. Evening Star, Issue 10418, 13 September 1897

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