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Balz -would prohibit all corpora
tions doing interstate business from
transporting strikebreakers from one
k state to another. "- .
The labor men feel- thai if these
two bills are passed they will have
accomplished much. But they don't
intend to be satisfied with those two
bills. Colorado has awakened them.
And they're going to s'tay awake.
The United Mine Workers of Amer
ica, the International Association of
Machinists and other militant unions,
will all send delegates.
Gerner, who is a member of the
national Socialist committee, intro
duced a resolution calling for state
ownership ,of the Colorado, mines.
Gerner made a strong speech. He
saw Colorado at its darkest And
he told the other delegates about it
His resolutionattacked Congress
for its dilly-dallying "investigation"
methods. In one part it says-:
"In spite of 25 years of govern
ment by coercion and usurption Con
gress has been content to ftierely re
port the shameful evidence."
His resolution also praised the So
"As the political party of the work
ing class, we pledge our assistance to
the miners and otb.es organizations
to make government by force and
violence a crime punishable by ap
propriate penalties as in the case of
other criminal practices.
"Finally we urge on the workers
the necessity of abolishing capitalist
ownership of the mines and mining
industry of the country and the sub
stitution of public ownership and con
trol of these resources."
Gerner said the Socialist Party had
made great headway in Colorado as
a result of the big strike.
The executive committee by vote of
45 to 10 decided to establish an offi
cial Socialist newspaper. Members of
the committee said this would be the
first of a string of newspapers
throughout the country.
Morris HHquitt and J. Stitt Wilson ,
fought for the paper and "Victor Ber"
ger fought against it.
o o- "
MME. LILLIAN NORDICA DIES
PNEUMONIA TAKES SINGER
Batavia, Java, May 11. Mme.
Nordica, famous American opera
singer, died last night a,fter an long
illness as th6 result of her experience
aboard the Steamer Tasman, w"hich
went ashore on Bramble Bay, De-
cember 28, last.
The Tasman was floated in three
days, but Mme. Nordica was suffering
with nervous prostration when she
left the boat. Later she contracted
Mme. Nordica, born in Maine in the
year 1859, had been married three
times. Her first husband, Frederick
A. .Cower, ascended in, a balloon at
the time Nordica was endeavoring to
obtain a divorce, and he was not
bgard of again, so the divorce pro
ceedings halted. Her second hus
band Vas Zoltan Doeme, a Hungar
ian singer, whom she divorced after
She was next married to George
W. Young, a New York banker, July
29, 1909, and-it is declared that this
was a happy marriage.
.Mme. Nordica possessed a brilliant
soprano voice and made her debut
in opera at Brescia in 1879 in "La
Traviata." She has appeared in
opera or concert work in almost
every principal city in the world.
BITS OF NEWS
Samuel Insull, receiver, and Sidney
Ossoski, president of Oak Park "L,"
ordered to protect life at grade cross
ings by utilities commission.
John F. Jelke, millionaire oleo man
ufacturer, sued by federal govern
ment for 8800,000. Amount govern
ment was defrauded in oleo frauds.
Stephen Kowata, 4785 Honore st.,
shot and killed by John Shatansky.
William Keith, "dream slayer" of
WalterPaul, had trance in courtroom.
Revived by physicians. ""