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Chase ' mounted his horse, again.
$JiS;face was white with, anger! !His
eyes "were .cold. His. voice was
"Charge those womenif they coma
another st.ep," he cried., . . ,
Again the line wavered. Again
someun'dersto6d-and some did not,
aiid again- the'children tugged at 'theft
mothers- skirts, impatiently: An
other step, forward, and the cavalry
charged. . - -
. into that crowd of frightene'd wo-inen-and
children, who had dared tV
laugh at ah.unlforsed czar,-one hurt-'
dre'd ..-soldiers rode their "horses.
Sabers were., drawn. The ear of one"
vvpman-was slashed almost from her
head. Another woman was ' cut'
across the face." Still another .had
her hands" cut.
A little boy of- ten- says- a soldier
leaned from his saddle', clenched his
fist and struck" the child in. the cheek.
; And Chase, self-appointed -czar
over the striking "miners, -is .declared
to-have struck at women with his re
Not content- with matching their
brute strength against the weakness
of the underfed 'wives aid children
of the strikers,the .craven1 soldiers
and the czar drew'their weaponsiand
used the strength of their 'horses.
And afterwards, at' the order 'of
Chase, six of' the women" were, af-
A Photograph of the Cavalry Charge at Trinidad Mounted Militia 'Driving
Women and Children at the First Congregational Church.