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-Mother Jones

Sunday April 24, 1904
From the San Francisco Chronicle: The Bull Pen in Colorado and Quarantine in Utah

Reported yesterday in the San Francisco Chronicle:


Special Dispatches to the "Chronicle."

DENVER (Col.), April 22-No decision is expected from the Supreme Court before next Monday and the question whether Charles A. Moyer, president of the Western Federation of Miners, who is held as a military prisoner under orders of Governor Peabody, shall be released on bail pending a decision as to the Governor's right to declare martial law and the other points involved in the habeas corpus case. Meantime Moyer has been removed from Denver in custody of the troops and will again be imprisoned at Telluride. Governor Peabody has given no assurance that he will comply with the court's order should the Judges decide to release Moyer on bail, but thus far the Governor has not openly defied the Supreme court, although he denies its jurisdiction over military prisoners.

William D. Haywood, secretary-treasurer of the Western Federation, who became involved in a fight with the military on their arrival in Denver with Moyer yesterday, is now in custody of Sheriff Armstrong on the warrant issued in this city charging him with desecrating the flag.

PUEBLO (Col.), April 22.- While the military squad which is escorting President Moyer to Telluride was in this city to-day General Bell sent a squad of soldiers in search of Henry O. Morris, who is in the insurance and real estate business in this city and who is the author of a number of pamphlets on socialism. Bell offered $25 for information of the whereabouts of the man, but it was not furnished and the troops departed without finding him. General Bell wanted to arrest Morris for sending the following telegram:

"Bulkeley Wells, Care of Sherman Bell: Allow me to name you as the greatest coward in Colorado, save Sherman Bell, the tin-horn.
                                                                 "HENRY O. MORRIS."

"Morris is the biggest coward in all the world," said Bell, "and I am not through with him."

Being outside the reach of the Colorado's Tin-Horn General we dare to reprint the following cartoon:
General Sherman Bell of Colorado
And from the Chronicle this morning:
Mother Jones Submits to Quarantine and the Situation Is Much Quieter.

SALT LAKE (Utah), April 23.-Brigadier-General John Q. Cannon, who was sent by Governor Wells to investigate the alleged anarchistic conditions in the Carbon county coal fields, said to be due to the existing strike of coal miners, returned to this city at 3 o'clock this morning from Helper. He was accompanied by state Health Officer Beatty.

Dr. Beatty stated that "Mother" Jones had submitted to quarantine and the strikers had agreed to surrender the two Italians wanted for assisting her in evading the quarantine laws several days ago. Dr. Beatty said he did not think it would be necessary to call out the State troops, although conditions were rather strained. He said the strikers had promised to observe the state health laws, and to offer no resistance to the civil officers. General Cannon refused to make any statement until after he had seen the Governor.

San Francisco Chronicle
(San Francisco, California)
-of Apr 23, 1904
-& Apr 24, 1904


See also:
1). Hellraisers Journal: General Bell, " treason and the punishment is death."
-for more on the cartoonist,  Albert Wilbur Steele.
2). "The 'Foreign Element' and the 1903-4 Carbon County Coal Miners' Strike"


Thursday April 24, 2014
The Ludlow Massacre Remembered 100 Years Later

Children of Ludlow
Josephine Bartolotti standing at the far left in the second row.
Her older half sister Catherine Micheli Poletti in the center of the back row with black bow.
The Petrucci and Bartolotti Families Remember

"Descendants recount the Ludlow Massacre 100 years later"

Mary Elaine Petrucci's father, Frank Petrucci was born in Ludlow in 1919. It was just five years after his parents, Thomas and Mary Petrucci, lost four children there.

Mary Elaine says her family was profoundly affected by the tragedy at Ludlow. They didn't often  talk about it, but it was always a part of their lives. Mary Elaine and other relatives learned about the Petrucci family's from what her grandparents and aunts and uncles recalled and by reading historical accounts....

Josephine Bartolotti was just nine-years-old when her family moved to the Ludlow camp during the strike.

Josephine’s daughter, Jodene Parlapiano says her mother told her a little about the day of the massacre, but the family didn't talk about it much. So, when Jodene went to a museum exhibit about Ludlow, she was surprised to see her mother and her aunt in a large photo of some of the children who lived at the tent camp.

Complete article here, with photos,
 especially a lovely photo of John Bartolotti and his wife:
The Family of Charlie, Cedi, Onofrio, and Lucia Costa Remember

"Easter service marks Colorado massacre centennial"
By COLLEEN SLEVIN-Associated Press Monday, April 21, 2014

Trinidad, Colo. on Sunday, April 20, 2014 during the 100th commemoration of the event that occurred there on April 20, 1914. Eleven children were among the victims found in the pit, after suffocating to death, the day after the massacre.

Her great aunt, her unborn baby and two children died in a fire that broke out during a battle between coal miners striking against John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and the Colorado National Guard in what became known as the Ludlow Massacre. Twenty-seven-year-old Cedilena Costa, 4-year-old Lucy and 6-year-old Onofrio suffocated from the smoke as they hid below ground to escape the battle. Linville said Cedilena’s husband, Charlie Costa, a union organizer, was captured and shot in the head that day and never knew his family’s fate....

Linville’s infant mother and her family were among the striking coal families too but survived. Her Sicilian-born grandfather started coal mining at 12 but gave it up after the massacre and the family eventually moved to Los Angeles to start over again. Her grandfather and grandmother named their next child Charlie after his brother.

Read full article here and view photo gallery of event.
An Orthodox Greek Easter Service was held.
See also:
Hellraisers, April 21, 2014 "The Petrucci Family Remembers"
Which features this article: "Ludlow One Hundred Years of Silence"

Photo: Daughter and Step-Daughter of John Bartolotti
(and also at link above)

Will The Circle Be Unbroken - Carter/Cash Family


Originally posted to Hellraisers Journal on Thu Apr 24, 2014 at 11:00 AM PDT.

Also republished by WE NEVER FORGET, Shamrock American Kossacks, In Support of Labor and Unions, Anti-Capitalist Chat, and History for Kossacks.

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