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And I sav littlechildren, with wide and reddened eyes, run from "toy
approach because I was a stranger and the Ludlow massacre of the inno
cents .had taught them fear of all strangers.
I stopped my machine to talk to one little girl of seven. She ran from
me, stumbled, fell, and lay clinging to
the earth, her smaiU body shaking
"Are you scared of me?" I asked.
Her sobs became more violent.
"I'm your friend," I said. "I don't
want to hurt you. Why are you afraid
She turned a terror-stricken face
to me for a moment.
"I don't know you," -she said. "And
you came m an automobile. And "
She buried her wet face in the
earth and fell to sobDing again.
At the Jackson tent colony, twelve
miles from where the fighting took
place, a woman came to toe and fell
on her knees. She was soon to be a
"Can't you get me away from
here?" she cried. "I don't want my
baby born here within reach of the
machine guns. There was a woman
going to have a baby at Ludlow, and
and they burned them both."
She was silent for a moment; then
waved her hand toward her hus
band, who stood at her tent door,
leaning on a rifle, his face as grim
as death itself.
"Besides,"- she said proudly, "I
want my man to be down at the front
fighting the gunmen with the rest,
and he can't leave me alone here. Get
Mothers pleading that their babies
might be born out of reach of Rocke
feller's guns ! That they might be re
moved from danger so their men
could go to the front against
Was it not enough to make men's
hearts red with rage? Was it not
enough to rouse the murder lust
"I tell you 'there were times there
when I felt like hanging every Rocke
feller murderer who fell into our
hands, without ceremony and with
out compunction. I think my hands
would have been clean.
And yet those miners, who have
been called every murderous name
the mine owners or their hired press
agents could think of, captured four
mines outside Walsenburg and gave
every gunman at them safe conduct
put of the district when they raised
the white flag!
TELLS WHY MINERS DONT THINK
THEY'LL GET SQUARE DEAL
Denver, Col., May 6. "It is impos
sible to convince the striking miners "
of a square deal, when the coal com
panies import negroes and Japanese
into the mines under armed guards in
violation of the state laws. We take
this to mean they have the protection
of United States troops."
This telegram sent today to Repre
sentative Edward Keating at Wash-.
ington by Wflliam T. Hickey, secre
tary of the Colorado Federation of
Labor, who voiced a fear felt by many
striking miners that the president's
disarmament order may injure their
Officials of the United Mine Work
ers are anxious to learn whether the
Colorado operators will be permitted
to operate their mines with strike
breakers under guard of federal sol
diers. If they are, there may yet be
further trouble in the strike zone
A petition presented to Governor
Amnions today asking him to amend
his call for a special session of the
legislature, was signed by ten mem
bers of the legislature.
They want the governor to include
m tne can autnomy to enact "an aae- ?L
nnata law irnrflrnlnc tVlP lpnRjnc nnrt . 1F
operating of the state's coal lands."
Washington, May 6. Col. Lpckett,
commanding the federal troops at
Trinidad," Col., notified Secretary ,
Garrison today that he will post tha