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Jan312013

Unpaid Italian Coal Miners Make Things Lively

Pittsburgh, September 11, 1893. There was a riot last night at Headline, a small coal mining station on the Pittsburgh, Chartiers and Youghiogheny Railroad. About 150 striking Italian miners, armed with shotguns and revolvers and pieces of iron, marched down the main street shooting and shouting. William and Thomas Beadling who own the mines, aided by six of their English miners, were armed with rifles and revolvers. Others volunteered their services to protect life and property, but the Beadlings sent them away thinking fewer men were more likely (more)

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