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THE SUN, SUNDAY, APRIL 26, 1914.
TRAGEDIES GROW IN MINERS' WAR IN THE COLORADO HILLS Dr. AW a lrclo at ound Trinidad, Col., with n radii of perhaps twen'ty-flvo miles. At leant 300 persons, men, women and chil dren, havo been killed In that urea nlrico last September 23. They have been shot to death, blown tip by dynnmlte, clubbed or kicked. Fifty have been killed nlnce last Tuesday, Twenty-five persons, women and children among them, were trapped In n mine which was net on flro on Wednesday and only escaped by a miracle. Klvo thousand women and children are wandering over the barren foothill of th Hodden, homeless and welt nigh foodies.. If It were not for Mexico the breath less attention of the Cnltod States would Three Hundred Men, Women and Children Killed in Battles in a Coal District Since Last September United Mine Workers of America in Fight for Recognition as a Union Has Defied Entire State The district then was strictly non union. There 1st no iiucstlon that the wuges were ns high oh. In any mine ;,e turned on Trinidad and the southern i llel1 t the United Mates. A Qrand Jury investigation round tnat tlio men aver- r the men who endeavor to take a largo "la Ior 11 ua worKi N View of affairs, declare It even more lg- IHit there were many abuses. Glvo companies absolute power over their workmen and some companies will lake advantage of It. It Is not charged that the big companies particularly were guilty of this. The little fellows ulso had camps and full control. The com pany stores wcro In full wwing and workmen wcro compelled to trade ut them. The 1'edernt (Ira ml Jury at Trinidad found that while wages had Increased 30 per cent. In the ten years of peace the cost of living had Increased CO pet cent. The prices at the stores were exorbitant; the rent of company houses wart excessive. In some ramps they did not pay In cash nt nil, hut In script which could only be used at the stores In trade, in one or two vases It was coal district of Colorado to-day. At that, the men who endeavor to take a largo View of affairs, declare It even more sig nificant to the country than Its foreign volley. It is more Important than the great strikes of 188 and more Important than the railroad strike of ISM. It Is the de liberate; organized resistance of an en tire Statu and of the entire United Mtatcs, for that matter, by an Interna tional labor union operating through not more than 15,0bo men. It Is not passive resistance, hut nrmed, upen revolt against conditions. The entire State militia of Colorado has teen defied, the rights of private prop erty have been forgotten and even the mandates of the Federal courts have been ignored. Men have declared openly that they Will die and take their families to death wtth them rather than yield. They have hurned. dynamited, killed In the face of machine guns and modern rltles. They have Instituted a reign of terror where they could. In u score of mining camps to-night, around the ashes of burned works, are armed men patrolling In some camps, soldiers or guards; In either camps, strikers. And it Is all for the principle that the coal mine operators of the district shall recognize the United Mine Workers of America ns u labor union and deal with it ns a union. A hundred arguments on one side or the other may cloud the issue, but since the failure of the conference of No vember 20. 1913. that fact has stood forth as the true cause. Having won every single demand they made but that oM thing, the miners declined to return to work by formal vote nnd slnco then they have persisted In that refusal and endeavored to prevent all others from working. The Federal Urn ml Jury's presentment at Pueblo, the Grand Jury return nt Denver will hear witness to the statement. Tho strife between the coal mine operators of southern Colorado and the nlners dates back a decade and a half. As a matter of fact there has always Wen trouble. The geogranhv invites it. The score or more of camps are Isolated 1 In canyons of the foothills of the 1 llockles. Tiny little towns are built about the (nines. The houses which cling to the Jhountaln sides belong to the mining Companies, the stores nt which they re ceive their supplies belong either to the companies or to Interests nttlllated with the companies. Virtually the companies hold the power of life and death over their work men. The nod of company olllcluls means work; their frown means no work and ejectment, perhaps Into the surrounding deserts. Three great companies uud perhaps thirty smuller ones control the entire Held. Tho Itocky .Mountain 1'uel Com pany, the Colorado 1'uel and Iron Com any and the Victor American I'uel Company uie the big three and the other thirty are independents who do busi ness much us the Independents of the Pennsylvania nulhruclte coal regions. Ten yenrs ago u strike of the Colo ledo coal miners was defeated by the Introduction into the camps of a horde of Oreeks, Italian, Slavs and .Mexicans hi Btrike breakers, These ate the strik ers of to-day. They drove nut the Kngllsh speaking workmen until only 39 per cent, of the original number re malned. first missionaries that conditions were all wrong they speedily believed that the mine workers would make condi tions all right. Of the 23,000 miners of tho district 12,000 Joined thn unions, which nt once formulated dc'mands. The 12,000 were sufficient to control the !t uation. Tho remainder of tho men ex cept u very few dared not openly op pose tho movement. The demands wero seven In number: 1. The miners to havo tho privilege of choosing tho check weigh man, who measured the coal as mined. 2. Miners to be pcimltted to trade at any store. 3. 1'aydays to be bl.wvekly In cash with nil script abolished. 4. Working conditions to be made bet ter. .. The union to be recognized. C. A 10 per cent, advance In pay. 7. An eight hour day. The operators declined nt once to re ceive delegations ns representative of found that the companies controlled the i the union, but consented to see any of saloons. In one case the saloon man 1 them ns icprcsentlng tho workmen. was us.-'essed forty cents a month for every person on tho payroll. Ho had to make that up us best he could. There was unrest for a year before violence began in the region. The agents of the Industrial Workers of the World went through the district, preaching discontent nnd roelallxin. The Italians received anarchy llrst hand through their own compatriots. A few politicians, wholly selllsli, preached dis content. Organizers of the I'nlted Mine Work ers of the World had the nu leuj of local unions In various camps, Kurly In The operators had by this time organ ized an association which appointed committees to handle the affair. Tht llrst conference In September under that nrrangemeut had promise of pence. The operators declared that the lirst und second demands had never been denied. They had no objection to tli miners' check welghmnn nnd could not enforce a demand for trade at any store. They consented to the third demand. The fourth, they said, was governed by the laws of Colorado, which weie numerous. They agreed to aid In the' enforcement of them. They refused The action of the miners was met by prompt action on tho part of tho opera tors. The Hust had been through the fight, but the Hast had never been con fronted with conditions cttilte like the conditions In the West. The operators hod before them 12,000 foreign speak ing, easily inflamed workmen, preyed upon by every demagogue and I. W. W. missionary men whoso only expression was in violence. An army of guards was collected quickly to protect property and strike breakers. The Haldwln-rcltz detective agency, which hod this tnntter In charge, searched north, south, east nnd west for men who could be trusted nnd men who could ahoot. The agency even went down Into Mexico nnd drafted men from the rebel side by the offer of $10 a day and expenses machine gun men, men who liad been tested In smnn very tight plnces. The agency threw these men Into the camps by thn train load, nnd back of them came the strike breakers. The word went forth to tho 13,000 who did not Join the unions that they could work and would ho protected. John D. Rockefeller, Jr., n director of tho Colorado Fuel and Iron Company, testified In Washington that he nnd hls company would faeu bankruptcy rather I than surrender the principle that nn ' American workman could work where' and when he was wanted, und where. and when he wanted to work. Vast sums of money were lavished In organizing guards nnd preparations for the protection of property. livery guard was equipped with a modern high power rifle und revolver; every machine, gun man had the best the factory could turn out und unlimited cartridges. The striking workmen nnd their fam ilies were at once turned out of com pany houses and driven from the' camps; fences of barbed wire were erected nnd searchlights were installed, i The mine workers were not Idle by' any means. Where a family was ejected from a rump it found n tent outside on the nearby hills and $2.S0 a week for udults nnd SO cents a week for children, all for subsistence. i Arms appeared also In the po.ses!on of the strikers. It has been charged J by a Grand Jury that the international off.cials of the mine workers union fur n.siied guns und ammunition for the strikers. One man testllled that he fur- j n.sheel 100 guns and belts of cartridges to Ignorant, inflamed alien". Violence started right then. The I strike had begun on September 23. lly. September 2S six guards -hud been , killed at one camp. A mine wai dyna-i inlted. Ten strikers wen- killed .n " turn, nnd thereafter night after night the guerrilla warfare spread over a tcr- j rltory fifty miles through and 150 miles or more In clrrumf fence. A woman nnd child were killed near Ludlow the. rir.st day In October; two nights later Six guards were killed There wus an attack near the town of Aguilnr, foi.owed by fighting at Wal hviilx rg. Ui-rw.nd. llnst ngs, lhirnes, Itouse, lluneyvllle. Cedarville, Soprls, Segund, Mor.ey. Pelagua. 1 Slack Hilis and other cunip in which the slaughter ran higher than olTicial figures liuve ever stated. A state of anarchy prevailed. All business was demoralized. Trains were stopped and searched. Suspected pas sengers wire buitcn or Jailed. The deatli toll grew heavier every day View of Tabasco Canon, near Ludlow, Col. Electric power line, patrol guards and linemen protecting power sup ply for operating mine pumps, &c. 1913 they went through the district, carrying out a plan of campaign. This was directed by Frank J. llaye, In ternational vice .prcs.dent ; John I!. There were 25,000 of the for- j I-iwson, meinlier of the international elgn miners working in thn various ; board. John .McLennan, president of camps a year ago. With their famillts District IS, und V.. I.. Doyle, secretary they made approximately a population treasurer. y( lfiO.OOO persons, including merchants They found the alien miners ripe for end hangerson. anything. Filled with the words of the No. S unconditionally. No, C, they .said, had been granted before the demand was made arid No. 7 was u matter for the miners to determine themselves. Demand No, f, was then the only real point of contention uud upon this the conference split. Thn miners' commit tee returned to the unions nnd on Sep tember 23 a general strike was ordered. Mayes came west to take charge. Finally on oetolier 2S Gov. llllas M Amnions of Colorado mobilized the militia anil two days later n hurried it nil into the district. Guv, Amnions'., orders weie to bring alsiut peace and u, llrst iii tailed order was that both sides were to be disarmed by h.s sol diers. There is no ihnibi that the ndveit of the soldiers was most Welcome both to htnkei and operators, and thtie was a d. splay of willingness to accede to orders. Guns were turned in. H looked like pt.ue. The soldiers (it oni'e went on guard in all districts and fraternized with both sides. An eaily order that no mote strike breakers were to be sent Into the dis trict was a triumph for the strikers. The next order was that the strike! s were not tnclrotilatc iullammatnrv litera ture or make inflammatory speeches. It nil looked so favorable that on No vember 2(1 a coufeience between strikers and operators was called, with Gov. Amnions piesldlng. The strikers in- sined upon connns as tepresenting the union nnd the opera' rs dec lined to tieat with them ns sin h. The operators on their side agreed to every demand ptescntcd except the one of lecognition. L'pon that rock they sJit. ' Vou will enter into a written agree--mi nt win the union," said the strikers. "We will close our plants forever first." was the answer. Tli- union unified the notion of its j committee and the strike was on again, j On Dei ember 1 the Federal Urnnd Jury at Tiltiidad telurned Indictments against the International union oltlclals und district lead, rs c,f the coal miners, charging Hum w.ih a ionpiraiy to re strain interstate commerce. At the same time the Grand Jury re turned a presentment ngaiust some of lite operutors. They had failed to obey State laws; they had so mixed In poli tics that in several counties they con trolled very olllii.il; they ran saloons; tiny paid in scrip: they ran mnipnuy stores und conducted Hiwr ramps with till the Inflexible rule of Knstcrn despots. After fils the strike was continued with greater bitterness. Arms and am munition appeared in l .ie iuii win of the strikers. Tle machine guns nnd rltles of tli" guauls, which had been hidden out In the hill", came Kick. Be tween the two sides the ml.itia held the middleground. The entile district wis dtclared under martial law. A military court was or ganized where undesirables Were tried and sentenced, sometimes to Jail, ofteiier to deportation. The irregular llrlng be gan again nt nightfall. This tlmu the militiamen were not overlooked nnd some of them were wounded. More of the s.trkels were killed nnd nioic mines burned. Then came the Mother Jones inndent. Mother Jones, stormy petrel of Amer ica's labor situation, appeared in the district on January f. She was fresh from West Virginia nnd Its strikes, uud she had been sent for because It was reported that many of the miners liv ing In the large tent colony ne-ir Lud low were waver ng. They were giving way to the long strain and short ra tion!'. Mother Jones was to go to I.udlow i and brace them up. She never reached there. Sho w.is met nt tho Trinidad station by a llle of soldiers, taken in ' custody, fed, put back on n train und told not to come bade. Mother Jones Is sO years old, but she Is of stern stuff, i She went out on the train und came i back again: this time to go to jail,' where she was held incommunicado. Sf ntlmentnllsts Ilast ami Wesi workd on the Impressionable strikers after this incident, in a day or two the district was blazing. Killings' wi re resumed and burnings followed. I A parude of protest by women and children was organized In Trinidad for January 23, Hie thousand of them ap pealed for the march and went up , against n company of moutitul Infantry 1 men. They were commanded to halt. ; Just at that moment, so the strikers! have said, the Adjutant-General was I thrown from his horse und the women j Jeered. j I Soon after ail order to charge was , , given. Four women und u ten-yeur-old t boy were badly sabred, eighteen per-! sons, Including eight women, were, 'dragged otT to jail. The killing was re j suiui'd. Five men were killed nroiind the mines' of Hastings. Six men, three I women uud a child were killed in a , night attack. i ' During all this lime out In the iso lated (.amps as well as In the towns .lie ' shooting Went on nightly. Men were1 , shot down In streets controlled by the ! I miners, miners themselves disappeared, never to be seen again. The militiii l eould only rush from place to plate1,1 doing the best It could, 1 Tim Itoutt county taxpayers took the. Initiative themselves on January 3, a 1 when they pui.l.sbed giving eighteen I" rsoiw l guards and miners, tweii'-f Ii xv the tout ty. They i I e other imlu bodied titii n t i or get out. Win n the twi in . ' was up the taxpayi rs starti i ranchmen and general ' armed. The mtlltla came up . prevent n bloody battle The murders eonuiiued , i ' from two to ten through . February and March, lint m. ders were no longer nvard portar.l It nil llamed out Apr.l 20. when tlu- mil.t.a hi tent r.'y ,f I.udlow Tli.. reports of ;: m; .i u the truth probably will not be kr some time. TllK Srs- corn telegraphed that forty-live pel -killed in Hint one attack, thivu weie women and children T Ing day the miners pent-., d ic J. Slple of t".e Southwestern I pany. his superintendent, t and children twentv. live r- in u mine near Aguiiai miners set tire to the m m was thought nil must pin - i came up. Them was a i i" teen were reported kllb I twenty-live were re ued The warfare Is i,..m.i with no peace in sight A . has failed because lie t locked on the one pun, ; . recognition. Gov. Amui' - -of Labor Wilson ami a b splrlte-d citizens imve tt. cause one side to coi'.mc l ill one side is the po ,i ' business which has n, (-r . It s,ls, to llllll It.-f lill-i - ' cmplojees or to bar out man. i hi the otlu r side - i i of the union lenders, in u .: the sacrlllces of the children lying d ad .n ' ' GERMANY'S TWILIGHT IS TO COME IN 2106 So ''Count Tpjn" Itcukoiis in His In tores) inp; Drama, Her AI;Tiiul.'' PAEDHTSMAHTIAI, lT .THIi Nation Itcspomls l Challenge From Slavs mul Emerge in Triumph. world hi bound up with tie1 future i.f the "(lerman," or what others wumely cull the Aryan rne, vhlch Is regarded us the true white nice niiiiil the si'a of Celts, Slavs, Poles Mini Semite-. 'llio Ideas of the book are inane of ihern absurd, but thev nre erv nun li what one (an glenu from com er-ietion with n l'riis- sinii Junker, mid me applauded by tin) Cou servali e press !!' I'llHI I'. I lie CoiitllliMlt till 4 thuilired surprisliu'ly. Ausnin-lluiiKai v lias ills Hppeured, and a gteat sl.ivoiile ruler, Vladi mir, lilies from Hie ll.illie lo Hie Adliiltk' Frame has leased lo count, ns'llieio tint "uclixe rnie" is ettlnet mid the lountry is In Hie linuds of Hie ptiiijllivo ,Moin;oll.iii late. Italy is practically Hut mis,i1 of the Nine I.iiipirn. laiKlnnd, on Hie oilier luind, after pusiing through a eritlt.il period lias regenerated herself by Iniporlluii lienuniilu blood from Sciinditin in mid setting Nor wegian MMs.iuts on tier soil. Huedcn Is, of course, Hut thief biilivaik against t'i't Slav, and in a spirited emigres which Hikes pldee at llerilu in Hie hour of danger between Kiiitl.uid, Norwnv, Den mark, HvUtciliiiid. Holland and Ucrnmuy her King lecnlls villi pride Hut eoms of the present (In) tint ellorts of Sen lledlu and thn uwnloMilug of Hie peasants lo "Hut itussluii ihuik'cr " Incidentally lie ic proaehes I he I.rmlUh envoy lor Dnulniid's pro-ltiissiau policy of long ago and lor her :iu-e. ENGLISHMEN'S INTEREST IN AMERICA INCREASES Mile. Marie Galtier They Are Keiiiiudeil of Their South African Troubles, Says -Mark Sullivan. Slifial VurtfipundrM't tu Til. Si. lU.r.i.i.s, April M --imaginative picture of (lermuny's future almost nlMitys n very martini future--are verv coiiinum here, mid usually do not meilt much attentioa. but .. 1 1. . ! v-or-t, ,,,, (...uuu,,r n u ,u i ,vurs oi ui ii-nn,., former desert loii of the (iermnnl. snt a school of Hiniuh', mid .ilu Ihiows . fresh light upon Hut hidden c-i nn of na tional development Knell an ono Is n new ilrniin called "Her Abgrund," which sliou "t i 'invs of (ier nmny's tivlllght in Hie yrni v.rn; " ll Is by Count TeJa," w hich Is a rirni do pluni ' The hero i King Frederkl; I , n Hiilieii rollern 1'rlnre, lio emlmdiPs (lerm.tn 'idealism and i engaged Hiiouglioii' in ,frv la All I'ouerfiil, in (ieruiHtiy, Westpli.ili.i, i'o-eu mul Rilesia uro pnictic.illy iiutiiiiouiuus I ' n 1 1 -1 1 duiliiiis undHr (lerman pilnies. it is Vladi mir's leiiinnd that they should bo ruled by Miiv prunes uliiili proeipiluV' tint war. The popiilaliuii of Herman v i utterly ml ted, 11.. I I I... I life and death single w;.H, nmleriali-n. J n , "ZMu" mid the forces or Jewry 'I lie plot of the tlin,:hI) ,, MIu.0,i!mh. iml,. ,, story Is (lermuny's second .wakening, this ' luooo,,, r i, n. i,n,ur ,, .i.. d ', Hie . ll'r. . . . '. "islili.iiu.gur.iintlin hands of a I"'," " ' i i' " . . I "'id Ih'J real ruler of the State- when response to u mid "pnelflclvii," nnd her i.liullengn from the Slavs Nation la SuTril. Homewliut prnvokiugly the cuilaiu fall before the result of tho war is decided, but th Kngllsh, thn Scmiduiiavittiis, nnd the true (lermuns," whloli had nilgraled to Herman Southwest Africa have already rushed to the defence of Heruwinentuni, and k forlunatu Ihhuu seems lintulnent. It will be sen Hint Hut premises of Hie writer aie very much those of the Prussian Conervtlves( OrguuUcd industry menus ill reign of the Jew, mid the Slate's pros perity Is bound up witli tint fortune of Hie Irua OeruiMi peasant class. "Kin fort Is Itrurl crevlt," The prosperity of tfio cm lain il.H'-i -is riulil Marshal Holditeiu a .low '1 he ii.iuals of Hie mil lou are in a I light fill condition ami si'ii.elcs luxurv U n.iiipant i'lie most ilonioriill.lim' lone in the Peine l.eiigiiu nnd ils ally, ilm iliimlu iiil pmy oi WeltfreMuii IciHlliopolllauWiiil.l I his Is tho paily of Hut capitalist, who have engagement all oxer the world, Know no national idenU and preach pe.im at any price, rortllliiilelv there Is still left u smiill lindens of leal (.cumins which help the King lo shake off Hhmk ratal Inllueiues and nsnert tho lllmnnrclihiu spirit, and loi filliillely, somn HiltUh slilps to transport the) Hermann of HcnndliiuUa uud Africa to the 1'iitlierluiid when tuei (icriuan sliipplug trust ref liken. jti hi; utile DniHiieh tu Tut Si s I.o.N-,oM. Apt II 2.'i Mark Sullivan, edi tor of f'nUier'n Weekly , sailed for New Yuri; on Hie Htiainshlp Kalserln Augunte Victoria on 1'rlday after having conferred with a number of eminent persons while In Knglaml. In nn interview with Tim Sirs- roiirspouilent Mr. Sullivan paid; "There Is a marked Increaiie In the In terest wh'eh the Ktiglish people talio In America and In their Know ledge of the details of American politics and pub lic iifiali ,. They look upon our Mexi can troubles with us much concern ns If lliey were themselves Involved and their Hplut toward us Is wholly one of sympa thetic helpfulness. "Without exception the Kngllsh leaders or thought believe that wo should now net dlrutly and aggressively with prompt, forcible Inierventloii and a programme of c.unphtK pacMlcatlun of Mexico by po. being the country throughout, They thiol: In heiii Wilson made u regretta 1 hi error at the beginning of hi Admlnls. nation In undertaking to dislodge l'resl dun llin rtn. the one man who Is strong enough to l,ii order In Mexico. "Tho lhigllsh," continued Mr, Sullivan. "hnc laid ninny situation like this of tliiir own and have no Illusions on Hie subject. They know fioni their own ex pilicnce, especially In South Africa, that sentimentality und Indecision ant In the long tun frightfully costly In blood and money. Mr Sulllviiii said he found a tenih ncy of thoughtful observers here, to believe Hint the Mexican crista will cause thn American people lo turn towatd men who are ex-perlenced In Hie management of foreign iiiruliH, He meulloneil In this conmetlon I'ol, Theodore Itoosevelt, Siria top Hunt uf New York, Senator Lodge of .Massachusetts und .lolm H.isett Moore, the lornier Counsellor of the State !c. partmeiit. Mr Sullivan said lie found KiiKllHlunen watching for the nturn from the Jungle of Col, Theodore Itoosevelt wllh an Interest whl'jii would surprise Americans, ,1 m mi AMERICAN WOMEN GIVE , WAR BRINGS MANY THE DANSANT IN BERLIN ! HOME FROM EUROPE n fe 41 m m .Mareelln Craft Appears in (lain ' Wife of KiiM-rn I orr. l ' I'erfoi'iintnce at Munich Itoynl Opera. iHtf. O-il 1 Mile, Marie fl.iltier lui Just been appointed "Inspei tor ibuieiMl of Admin iHtratlvit Servins at the M nhtr of the interior In her sh r I r nrei r of less than twenty-six ,iih Mile, tlaitii r has gone from success to mir-ccsa. Ah btrrlnlcr she has pleaded with elmpicnrn nnd skill nnd Justified the nnuie of "Mlncna' givcu hr by In r br il n de Jir c i s coll.iboi Itlll 1 caHi J to tin apisilutmi i i i.nr l w II i I h s "i of M ell' in" I he lit Her "Mil to nr ll.ll in s w is ' 1 w I -il." through her a'oiislnt.ince with the Presl dent, ns sh was appointed after a revere compi 1 1 ton Vfi 'J' (ut'lo ,;i(i,v, i Tilt. Si liniius'. April 2.i A the d.ms.int on the ! hotel cabaret progratiime fur Hi- benefit of the Ainei lean Women's Club, under the palmu.iRe of Ambassador and Mrs. rie rani, was ri great success nnd the social event of the w.eli. The fcnturei was u drawing fur a uiagnlllreiit dress given I by the dressmakers who receive the lend ing American trade. This wns won by Italy's bachelor Ambassador. Slunor Itnl lain, who returned It to lie drawn over eg.llll. Maieella Craft, th Aiuerc.in singer, igiiwt a gala pei form.mcc ut Hie .Munich Itoynl ilpera, In hoiuir of Aichdukn I'nuiv. I'lUdin.md, the heir to tho Austu.i.i thloiie. She s.ini, the lolc of .tiifiuini In "Tho Talcs or Hoffmann" with great . success. A patty of Aiucric.n-, which Included Pi' ". I'. ,l.ii. ihs, Mr. anil Mrs. icing., ll.millii, Mr. and Mis lung Clarke, and Mr and .Mrs. How. ml Wells Mint to l',sau on Simd.o ii the giieiU of the composer, to attend the punuere of "The Holy .Moutdaln ' l, Chrlstiun sinduig The orchesliatlen ..r the opera Is beau tiful, hut the I'MtUn s.iv Hi,, uctleii Is slow and the theme naie and too simple to give an opportunity for good voices. The scene of the opera I laid on .Mount I Ath is, where niouk invc In en being for tinny yens, without c,r ha dug sceii a 'wen. in Tin- story Is that of a young monk, who has nev. r seen u woman until he ac ilentu i,.ci ts one when lie Is HI icais old. He Immediately toiiiiien licr in a sinful manner. I'.iul Tictjcn's new opera, the proiliu1- 'Hon of will' Il lias nheadv I n imst. poind on due oeeasain bj tjie censors, Ins 'ifi'n I i le Id up through the financial f.i lu'e i,i the Wall, i,,i Theiifi. wlur. ' was III be g n i'', w ,'t. re iri hi s ..f il pel i i a . p p, n u eil b Hi t in ot l.is'nis w . . i: i ,t favor 11 rt Trner hrnthi - nf One -C... ,- T'ennsylviuila, and M s T the K.'list'P W'illH'IlM I ! Passenger. Ajif III I ill ' l'i I'aris, April "l gel S o Iho ste.illli I l uie hurrying hoiin e trouble Mrs. WiP, '" to an!-, e In fole h. Curry, is sent to t ( S. OlllKtinrd of t'i .v 1 turulliu beeaiiHe he n hts tequest to ! allow . for another month .i cluileil Cut lie o ic e ntelv. Col. c, . ,1 ., on ll-... U.user Will , , In the Texas N it . large lumber nnd I Ti xiis el, l.von po lew with The s s IK i ltt.lHlS of tin ' of Texas comes ft" m llglltltlg, lie Miil.t u lnan Texan bei .il lation w Itll h, !l i v "Many of our i" "a i (i proui css'sis h slim, but war an 1 I,.!' i pose due not .11. c 11 llrst dish the w. gue'llll.i 11tf.u1' in i w for cot .." I ll I', on ION .' pass iiiei li 1 . i Tin y ai i return, u lilg game hum ,.r - I Lie isori 011 the W .'. .1 ' ci lleut sport, u ahimduit. Thev ' II opines of el' I '1 . l fiiloes and lilppoi . tli or lintelopi - w 1 dm ft Horn i 1 1 1 1 . Annuo; il.. i. ' d.l V Writ I I-.. I . W lies.- ... 1 lie oil . 111 i 1 S .1 ll two daughters n'c it l'u ' Hit mill, Hie Until '"1 ,e 1 111 it I ' 11 tlgl 1 s f it l' 1 1 t' K 1