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Mary and Etfzabetluand the baby
was. He said he was looking for
guns, so he took my little twenty-two
rifle what my mama gived me.
"Then he begins breaking open my
mama's trunk with an axe, yes
ma'am, that's what" h.e.done. 'And I
just cried and said for him please not
to do that because my mama would
whip me, sure, and he just kept on
tearing' the clothes Out of that trunk.
"Then I cried more, and all the lit
tle kids cried, yes ma'am, we cried
hard. And that soldier got a mads
at us and we got a 'fraids on him.
"And hs kicked my little baby
brother,, what's a year and a half old,
and knocked him down on the floor
and kicked him again. And he hit my
little, sister Mary 7 with his gun,
and he cut her face all up. And he
kicked me, too, here in the side, and
he hit my other sister, Elizabeth.
She's 9, yes ma'am.
"And he judt went on taking
clothes out of my mama's trunk, and
Mrs. Mary I nomas and Congressman Evans, government investigator
with a group of children of Colorado's coal strike at Ludlow tent colony.
Mrs. Thomas was jailed 11 days at Trididad bymilitia for paradiri'g with
other women- wives of strikers.