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Invade West Virginia

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Wheeling, W. Va., Aug. 10.- West Virginia soil was peacefulfy invaded by Ohio miners at 3 o'clock Tuesday morning. One hundred and twenty-seven miners from the Wheeling creek región, over the river, marched through the city and reached the Boggs Run mines, just below Wheeling, at 4 o'clock. The Ohio men came for the purpose of closlng the Boggs Run mine, the only railroad mine in the Wheeling district now being operated. They announce they ■will stay until Boggs Run joins the strike, and also 200 more from Barton, Maynard, and Pascoe, other minIng communities in eastern Ohio, are to Join the Wheeling creek men now at Boggs Run. Willing to Particípate. The men from the mining towns along the Wheeling and Lake Erie have also announced their willingness to particípate in this demonstration, which may last several days. With the West Virginia strikers gathering at Boggs Run there are now about 400 men there. In the face of this showing of force the 100 Boggs Run miners did not show front Tuesday morning. Eight or ten came, but nobody had the courage to enter the mine. A meeting will probably be held soon, but it will be a difficult matter to get the men at this plant out. The campers are being provisioned from the Wheeling miners' aid store and are prepared to make a long stay.


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