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call for disarmament of citizens in
the strike district tomorrow.
Hywell Davies, conciliator in the
Colorado strike, returning to Wash
ington this morning after a myster
ious absence of several days, an
nounced that he would not go to
Colorado before next week. He will
meet William Fairley, representing
organized labor in the conciliation
board, at St. Louis and they will pro
ceed to Denver together. Fairley is
now in Indianapolis conferring with
union labor leaders.
Davies declined to explain his ab
sence of the past few days, but de
nied that he had conferred with John
D. Rockefeller, Jr., or any of his rep
resentatives. Davies believes that
the underlying cause of the labor war
in Colorado is the absentee owner
ship of the mines.
Denver, Col., May 6 The special
session of the Coloradp legislature,
now being held, cannot pass a com
pulsory arbitration law to end the
Colorado coal strike.
In answer to numerous questions,
Attorney General Fred Farrar today
decided that, under the call for the
special session issued by Governor
Ammons, the assembly is limited to
an appropriation bill to meet the mili
tary debts incurred as the result of
he strike, and to the passage of -proposed
constitutional amendments for
submission to people.
Progressives in. the legislature to
day presented to the governor a letter
urging him to extend the scope of his
call so that the entire strike situation
may be considered.
Five bills have been introduced at
the direction of the governor cover
ing the subjects set forth in the call.
One of these, providing for a perma
nent state constabulary, has already
aroused the bitter opposition of labor
members and progressive Democrats.
Col. James Lockett, commanding
the Eleventh Cavalry, 'today is in
charge of the situation ip South'ern
Colorado. No forcible disarmament
has yet ben attempted by the Xliiited ,
T States regulars. there, Lockett having
devoted all of his time since the ar
rival of his regiment yesterday to1
discussion of the situation with Majorjt
W. A. Holbrook, whom he succeeded. 1
A mass meeting of strikers was7
held today in the San Rafael camp
to discuss the question of voluntary
disarmament. CoL Lockett declined
to state what course he would pursue v
should the strikers refuse to surren-t
der their arms. He said, however, that
practically every operating company t
in Southern Colorado had given as
surances that its guards would be dis- f
WHEN GENIUS RELAXES
"Little boy, can you point me outj,
the house where De Limmer, thejj
great landscape artist, lives?"
"Yes'm that's him down there ,
whitewashing his fence." 19
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