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JONES, Jennie

    Hastings Tribune, 3 Aug 1894, Page 1, Contributed by Lisa Baker

Woman Killed at Philipsburg

PHILIPSBURG, PA., July 31. Jennie Jones, wife of a striking coal miner, was killed to-day by a shot fired by James Meyer, a Deputy Sheriff.

Immediately after the shooting, Meyer fled into the mines. It will be difficult to save him from death at the hands of the enraged strikers, who swear that they will avenge the death of the woman.

The mine was to have resumed with non-Union men to-day, and Deputies, including Meyer, were commissioned to guard those who were going into the mine. Maddened by the jeers of the women, who assembled about the entrance to the mine, Meyer fired into the crowd, with the result already stated.

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