Pottsville, PA: The Miners' Journal Print. 1876. Original printed wrappers [light private rubberstamp, and numerical accession, on front wrapper], reinforced at the spine with transparent tape. Title page loose. 22pp. Text clean, one rubberstamp in blank margin of page 3. Good+.
"'Fraternalism gone bad' might best describe the situation in the mining regions of Pennsylvania where the local chapter of the Ancient Order of Hibernians held sway. An inner group known as the Mollie Maguires, from an Irish society which fought the landlords, constituted a kind of Irish Mafia, committing numerous murders. Its control of the area was finally broken up by a Pinkerton detective named James McParlan who had secretly spent months undercover in the group. June 21, 1877, saw the end of ten Mollies; six were hanged that day at Pottsville, Pennsylvania, for the murder of Frank Yost, a policeman of Tamaqua, and four others were hanged at Mauch Chunk, three for the murder of John Jones, a mining boss." McDade 689.
Not in McDade. OCLC 4388733 [2- Hagley, Columbia] as of January 2019. Item #35614