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into the strikers entrenched, at the
McNally mine nearby, but also into
the city-of Walsenburg itself.
In the latter place of reign of ter
ror existed. Fearing death at the
hands of the troops aftd guards alike,
women and children fled to the safety
of cellars and "rifle pits" or secreted
themselves in the closets of their
The United Mine leaders at Trini
dad declare three guards and five
strikers have fallen since the Walsen
burg battle began, while observers 'at
Walsenburg have said it is impossible
to estimate the dead accurately.
Governor Ammons has put Boulder
county in the Northern Colorado coal
field under martial law and sent a de
tachment of state troops there. For
18 hours there has been constant
fighting at the yulcan vand Hecla
mines near the towns of Lafayette
and Louisville. Inboth places strik
ers, armed with high-powered rifled,
have opposed mine guards sheltered
in stockades and protected 'by rapid
Twenty-four more Baldwin-Felts
gunmen left yesterday in autos for
Louisville with two more machine
guns which will be mounted and put
Reports given out by operators and
miners headquarters regarding the
McNally battle conflict. Strikers deny
that they started the firing.. Accord
ing to their statements four strikers
were passing McNally in an auto
when guards fired on them. Strikers
in the hills came to their aid and the
battle followed. An oil tank exploded
during the firing and several houses
burst into flames.
The operators charge that the
strikers dynamited the McNally tip
ple. Baldwin-Felts gunmen acting un
der instructions of Col. Lee, assistant
adjutant general, -arrested W. T.
Hickey, secretary of the state fed
eration of labor, and Jack Carter,
'president of the Marshall Miners'
Union on the outskirts of Denver as'
they were on their way from Denver ,
with an autff load of ammunition and
.rifles for the Northern Colorado coal
strikers. . '
Several hundred deputies were
sworn, in at Boulder and rushed to
Louisville coal camp.
The proclamatiort issued by Presi-W
dent Wilson gives until April 30 for
order to be restored. "
FOR ECONOMY'S SAKE
"I've ordered 12 dozen bottle of
home-made catsup at 25 cents
"But, my dear, that's toomuch cat
sup." "I know it is, but they give 5 cents
back for every empty bottle."
"This political pie" said the disap
pointed office-seeker sadly.
"Well, what about it?"
"It isn't anythinglike the kind )ur
fathers 'Used to make.' Washington
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