From The Santa Fe New Mexican:
April 27, 1914: Denver, Colo. — With no open outbreaks reported but with the situation tense in Las Animas, Huerfano and Fremont County coal districts, all parties concerned in the Colorado coal strike today anxiously awaited President Wilson’s reply to the appeal for federal troops. General John Chase with 200 militiamen reached Canon City early today, made a hurried tour of the surrounding territory and reported conditions quiet. The 100 citizens who last night patrolled the town and territory to the south and east were induced to surrender their arms to the sheriff, leaving further protective duties to the militia.
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