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VOL. 3, NO. 126 Chicago, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 1914
WITNESSES SAY SOLDIERS KICKED
BEAT MINERS' LITTLE BABIE
Amazing Testimony of Outrage and Theft Told Against
Colorado.Soldiery on Coal Strike Duty "And That
Soldier Mans Kicked My Baby Brother
Yes Mam's," Says One Little Tot.
Trinidad, Col., Feb. -25. A story
told by a little child of the unthink
able, unprintable cruelty of soldiers
wearing the uniform of the state of
Colorado, brought horror into the
faces of the congressmen who are in
vestigating Colorado's coal strike.
Gustav Yeskenski, 11, stammering
in awe of the big men from Wash
ington,gave in broken words the
most impressive testimony the com
mittee has heard.
The boy told how a citizen-soldier
came' on Feb. 10 to-his home near
Gustav's father was crippled in a
coal mine explosion and is helpless.
His mother took in washing until she
had saved money to buy a cow. She,
started a- milk route and saved $200,4
with which, she planned to buy al
horse and wagon. One day she and
her husband came to Trinidad.
While they were away from home
the militiamen came.
"There were two soldiers," little
Gustav toM the committee. "One
was a captain. He was so drunk that
he just lay there in their buggy and
"The other was not so drunk, and.
he came in our' house where me and