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Chase ' mounted his horse, again.
$JiS;face was white with, anger! !His eyes "were .cold. His. voice was brutal. "Charge those womenif they coma another st.ep," he cried., . . , Again the line wavered. Again someun'dersto6d-and some did not, aiid again- the'children tugged at 'theft mothers- skirts, impatiently: An other step, forward, and the cavalry charged. . - - . into that crowd of frightene'd wo-inen-and children, who had dared tV laugh at ah.unlforsed czar,-one hurt-' dre'd ..-soldiers rode their "horses. Sabers were., drawn. The ear of one" vvpman-was slashed almost from her head. Another woman was ' cut' across the face." Still another .had her hands" cut. A little boy of- ten- says- a soldier leaned from his saddle', clenched his fist and struck" the child in. the cheek. ; And Chase, self-appointed -czar over the striking "miners, -is .declared to-have struck at women with his re volver. '. Not content- with matching their brute strength against the weakness of the underfed 'wives aid children of the strikers,the .craven1 soldiers and the czar drew'their weaponsiand used the strength of their 'horses. And afterwards, at' the order 'of Chase, six of' the women" were, af- A Photograph of the Cavalry Charge at Trinidad Mounted Militia 'Driving Women and Children at the First Congregational Church.