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STENOGRAPHER SAYS ORDER TO "CLEAN OUT"
. TENT COLONY WAS GIVEN BY OFFICER
Trinidad, Col., May 2. The direct
charge that an officer of the Colorado
National Guard gave an order to
"clean out" the Ludlow tent colony
of mine stokers and to burn their
tents was made before the coroner's
jury yesterday investigating the
cause of the holocaust which re
sulted in so many deaths. This testi
mony was given by R. J. McDonald,
stenographer for the military com
mission. McDonald said that the order was
given by either Maj. Hamrock, com
mander of the state troops at Lud
low, or Captain CarsOn.
Questioned about the death of
Louis Tikas, Greek leader of the
strikers, McDonald said that having
been told Tikas was a prisoner and
would probably be hanged, he had
Questioned Lieut. E. K. Linderfelt.
He asked Linderfelt if Tikas had been
"No," he testified Linderfelt told
him. "I gave instructions Tikas was
not to be killed, but I spotted a good
The witness swore that Linderfelt
was carrying his rifle over his
shoulder, stock to the rear, and hold
ing it by the barrel. The physician's
autopsy showed that Tikas' skull was
C. A. Hall, a chauffeur, also testi
fied that he had heard a militia officer
give the order to "clean out the
Mrs. Pearl Jolly testified that on
the day before the Ludlow battle a
man wearing a militia uniform re
marked to a woman who had laugh
ed at four militiamen:
"That's all right, .girlie, have your
big Sunday today and tomorrow we'll
have the roast." She did not know
the name of the man who made this
Washington, May 2. Additional
troops will-be immediately sent to the
Colorado strike region by order of
the war department.
Secretary Garrison said that the
order had been issued because it had
been demonstrated that the five
troops of cavalry now in the coal
fields did not provide enough men to
cover the territory involved.
Forfeiture of its federal charter
was urged against the Rockefeller
general education board by Senator
Kenyon of Iowa. ,He introduced a
bill to revoke the act of congress of
1913 authorizing the organization,
and declared he had learned that
over $2,000,000 of the boards'
"foundation fund" was in stock of the
Colorado Industrial Company, the
storm center of the Colorado mine
"If Rockefeller would go out to
Colorado and give some of that
money to the families of the poor
strikers instead of giving it to col
leges and agricultural experts, he
would be going a long ways toward
making amends for the ruin and de- '
vastation which he has helped to
bring upon the suffering people of
Colorado," Kenyon bitterly stated.
SIBERIA ARRIVES O. K.
Manila, May 2. While the entire
world was stirred by reports that she
had run ashore and possibly sunk off
Formosa, the Pacific Mail steamer Si
beria was proceeding on an unevent
ful voyage toward Manila. On arriv-'
ing heer today the passengers and
crew knew nothing of the frantic at
tempts that had been made yester-f
day to learn .their fate. They had met,
with no mishap.
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Kansas City, Mo. Dudley Jackson,
19, Sherman, Tex., indicted for hav- .
ing brought Carrie Brazile, 17, from,
Sherman to Kansas City. .
Roy Jones Cafe, scene of Hepegaw
murder, has changed hands. Will be,
reopened Wednesday. ,