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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 19, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 2',
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They left this nooii for Washing
ton, where they will tell President
Wilson he must intervene to, stop
civil war in Colorado.
Lindsey said: "The president of
the United States is the only power
that can preserve peace now in our
state. The governor, the legislature,
the federal troops, ;the proposed
rtiediaon bodies haveall failed.
"The president must force arbitra
tion on the ground of military neces
sity. This is the positive and, unmistakable-
sentiment of the people of
Mrs. Paul Jolly, whojwas fired
upon though wearing a"Ked Cross
uniform while caring for wounded
during a truce, .said that when she
left Ludlow "kst week, there were
rumors that companies of armed
guards were being former secretly by
'he coaf companies.
"If they come again to shoot wo
nen ahd children, they will find us
ready-for them," she said. "The wo
men will take guns and fight.
'I saw the dead body ,of Louis
Tikas, the Greek. I saw where his
head was split byfebme kind of a club.
I saw the mark of a heel where some
body tramped on Jns face after he
was dead. And I saw the four bullet
holes in his back where they shot
him after clubbing him to death.
"I would not have believed things
could happen as terrible as I saw.
The soldiers seemed to go crazy.
After they had killed womeh and chil
dren and burned the tent colony, they
shot ,at everything that moved.
Chickens, dogs, anything that moved,
was a mark for them." ,
Mrs. M. H. Thomas, who was jailed
eleven days in Trinidad, spoke to a
gathering at Hull House. She said
she has never been able to find out
on what charge she was jailed and
her case will be presented to the
British government,, of which she is
"We came to this country ten
months aso from Wales," said Mrs.
ffhomas, where my husband was a
1 union miner. We had about $1,500
saved and many gif t and keepsakes
from the old country. Everything we
had was looted, taken away as plun- ,
der by the militiamen.
"I had a gold bracelet that was
given me by my mother when I was
twelve years old. I had a Bible my
father gave me when I joined the
church. I had a set of silverware
given me by a society of friends. All
these things, about 150 presents,
MreThomas was a surprise to the
newspaper men and social workers
who talked with her. She looks like
Billie Burke, the actress, except that
her features are perhaps more rug
ged. She is wistful and has brown
hair with a slightly reddish tint. Her
two children, Mary and Rachel, were
"On the Sunday night before the
Terrible Day," sift said, "we had a
dance. No preachers would come to
us, so we had never had any church
services, though & am still a mem
ber. On that night three militiamen
were seen by Several of us. They
were scouting around the premises
of the tent colony, getting ready for
the next day.
"I was in bed'at 9 o'clock the next
morning when I heard shots and peo
ple crying. I knew then that the
threats of some of the drunken sol
diers were coming true. I called to
women and children to climb down
in a well. It was 150 feet deep with
ladders running down. About 50 of us
hung there near the camp. It was
between us and the militiamen. We
ran out and told the engineer to go
slow so that hi tsrain would protect
us while we went down to the arroya
"That night a party of us womep.
with our children walked "eight miles
to a ranch. We had no food between
Sunday night and late Monday night.
Instead of sleeping Monday night, we
thought of our men up on the hills
without water. We got pails and car
ried water five miles fo them. Tues-
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