Us miners are sick and tired of working these terrible conditions! Something needs to change.
I work 12 hours and make 5 cents a day!
My fellow Irish coal miners...My name's John Kehoe, and I think it will be most efficient if we just threaten and murder everyone who stands in our way.
Some unknown group has been out to get coal mine owners, arson, robbery, destruction of property, murder! They need to be stopped, or my name isn't Franklin B. Gowen, wealthiest coal mine owner in the East!
My name's Allan Pinkerton, I'm the first private eye in the U.S., and I think I can send a buddy to check things out.
Hi I'm James McPharland, just a totally normal dude interested in joining the "Ancient Order of Hibernians" which I believe is a totally normal fraternity.
The AOH is just a cover up, we're actually the Molly Maguires, a union named after an Irish lady who led an anti-landlord group back in Ireland. We go out and do crimes to monopolists who don't meet our requests.
Oh, really!? I never would of guessed.
I managed to get these guys convicted in court and now they are hanging for their crimes.