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&4Vr4 F MEXI60, TUESDA Y, DECEMBER 16, 1913.
NO. 262. 50. REPUBLSCANS FACE TWO ! . election from proper state authorities -..-. ..au nr rnr PTMIn isbould he sufficient grounds for plac REORSANIZATICN CF THE STAND- jillB the name of a delegate on the tem- PATTERS MAY BE ACCOMPLISHED! Tlo recog- BY EITHER ONE OF MO MET-1 HODS BUT CHOICE HAS NOT (gates are elected at large and only de ilinr VCT i clares that the total number named BEEN MAUt it I . j in the call must he chosen by any i state which has such a law. rkn.tr ill HIT lirii; ' Resolutions were adopted to admit SOME WAN! M-W j Senator f'ummins and Representative CONVENTION CALD'congr,'ssional wnni,,ee-1 ti,e con'j I ference. Chairman Warren, of the law com-, mlttee, then moved the adoption of Washington, D. ('., Dec. 1 6. the first resolution, proposing a na- j A resolution providing for theXitional convention and the debate he-j X calling of a special convention !gan. of the Republican party was vot- Senator Cummins appealed for the: ed down 35 to 14, late today by Icalling of a national convention. While j the Republican national commit- Vhe did net discourage the alternative! tee. ! Washington, D. C, Dec. 1G. Two proposals for re-organization of the Republican party and methods of fix ing a basis upon which discordant ele ments can uuite, confronted the Re publican national committee today. Foremost was a proposal for a spe cial national convention to readjust via, ..v. .. - tiio nvatem of deleeate representation. i The other was that no convention be t0 Sacp wjtn tJa(.n other and discuss the called, but that the national commit- j prIlciPB nnd what principles we, tee fix a plan of reapportionment fr;may niu,0 for more. I am not saying i ratification by Kepuuiican suue ventions. A resolution for a special conven - tion was prepared by a special com - mittee, winch also tramea anouier res olution in accordance with a compro mise suggestion by Chas. B. Warren or Michigan, chairman of the law com mittee, proposing that after the na tional committee fixes a basis of dele gate reapportionment ,the plan be rat ified by two-thirds of the states which cast Republican pluralities for presi dent, in 1908. On the special committee drafting the resolution were committeemen Warren of Michigan, Borah of Idaho, Hadley of Missouri, who also holds a proxy fy-om Louisiana; Smoot of Utah and Howell of Nebraska . , i.. ,.j;im nf renresentatives ill 1914. 1 mev Weill lliuu oroDtuu to report later to the entire commit- j . Duusby. AleHarg, who represented the Roosevelt forces in the contests preceding the Chicago convention last year, addressed the committee in op position to a special convention. "If the committee has power to call a convention, it has power to change representation. If this com mittee has decided that abuses should he corrected, it should manfully so an nounce. Such a course will restore 10 very large extent the confidence of j Mm neonle. who must become the ad hereuts of the Republican party, if it it-, to be successful at the next nation al election. The old adage, 'A wrong confessed is half redressed will have wholesome and practical application WUOiesuilie civ..,... at this critical juncture ln our party affairs." Speaking of the Chicago contests, MeHarg said: "I knew that Roosevelt was de frauded and a majority of the mem bers of that committee knew that he was defrauded and I remained silent, frequently haunted with the statement ,at proceedings were instituted sole ly for the purpose of confusing and befogging the committee, and what I then protested against, is precisely that which you admit now." Informal discussion among commit tteemen developed a somewhat gen eral opinion in favor of the proposal for the committee to change the basis of representation and refer it to state conventions which meet next year. The two resolutions finally were pre sented. The first specified that a special convention should be called "for the purpose of taking such action as shall be deemed advisable in re spect to changing the present basis of representation and for the transaction of all other business that may proper ly come before the convention." The second was, in part, as follows: "Confident that the action of this com mittee, representing as it does, the practical unanimous sentiment of the Republican electors of the country, will be ratified by the Republican elec tors of the national convention of the party when convened in 1916, and by state conventions of the party wher ever held. "Resolved, That it be the sense of this committee that the committee shall forthwith proceed to determine on a basis of representation in future OFFICERS OF e ARAB AOS SOCIETY SA Y THE Washington, D. C, Dec. 16. Officers of the order of Carabao sent assur ances to administration officials today that they entertained no spirit or pur pose of hostility to President Wilson's Philippine policy when they gave their dinner last week and gave travesties and satires on members of the cabi net and other public officials. Rear Admiral Howard, honorary president of the order, today repudi ated the work of the press agent who furnished advance stories about the dinner, which declared that what was said and done was designed to show national conventions, of the party, and. "Up it further resolved, that the committee pledge Itself to issue a call for the convention to lie eonveneu in KM 6 to nominate candidates In accord-, ance with such basis of representation i as shall now be determined on by this j committee." Tloth resolutions provided recog nition of the primary laws of various states and a Breed that certificates of! propositions of referring a re-organi zation plan to the slates, he believed that such a plan would not impress the public generally as strongly as would a convention. "I realize," said Senator Cummins, "that in a national convention we may encounter danger. We ought to meet it face to face like men. If we are brave enough to stand for the princi ples of the Republican party, we ought pieB Ul LIIC JVtT,uwii, ,ni pi,,., , i, ,.,, i,,,r,,,oi, tn atjiurt face coii-lnPrH that there should be a general j political platform adopted at this spe- j cial convention, but I do believe that j the convention should meet and issue an address to the American people that, will produce an effect and bring support, to the Republican cause tnai cannot be brought in any other way. "If you don't go through this open door of opportunity that is now pre sented, that door may not open again." Governor Hatfield of West Virginia, urged a special convention to be called immediately and suggested that it meet on Lincoln's birthday so "that the Republican party might be re-dedicated to him." "The vital question before us," said Wm. Barnes, Jr., or New York, "is the pWtlmi of a Republican senate and ... e favor holding a national convention for the purpose of showing through such a gathering why the Republican party meets the needs of the people. The Republican party has nothing to apolo gize for." Spless Speaks. Charles A. Spiess of New Mexico, pleaded for a convention next year for the purpose of adopting a platform. He said what, the party needed now was a platform which would "not tell what the Republican party has (tone for the country, but will tell what the Democratic party is now doing to the people." Progressives Interested. Progressives in the house adopted a resolution today declaring that they view villi interest the "death uea r " I pentance" of the Republican leaders i f t un .,tn "ndniililiiQn na- for the sins of the late Republican na tional convention and their present hypocritical offer of reform represen tation at our conventions. "But," it added, "we call attentioi. to the fact that reform of the national convention does not touch th3 funda mental differences between 'he. Pro gressive and Republican parties ai d that in all probability presidential can didates hereafter will be nominated, not by conventions but by direct vote of the people. "We accept with profound gratitude President Wilson's endorsement of the Progressive principle of direct pri maries and pledge to him our sup port." TWO NEGROES LYNCHED AT SHREUEPORT, LA. Shreveport. La., Dec. 16. Tto ne groes, Earnest and Frank Williams, were lynched by a mob at Rlanchard, La., today. They had confessed to kil ling Calvin Ballard, whose body was found hacked to pieces in his store Saturday morning. The negroes lynched are telieved to have been friends of three negroes Ballard killed several months ago when they attempted to escape from the Louisiana penitentiary, where Ballard was at that time a trusty. Bal iard was rewarded soon by his release from the prison, where he had been serving a ton-year term for killing his brother. Y DIDN T MEAN IT the "lack of sympathy for recent de i velopments and tendencies in the 1 Philippine government." j Admiral Howard said neither he i nor any other officer knew such state ments were being given out. Briga dier General Aleshire, Brigadier Gen eral Mclntyre, and Admiral Howard conferred with Secretary Garrison to day and promised to furnish a report of what occurred at the banquet. President Wilson's order for an in vestigation of the affair has created a great commotion in army and naval circles. irilUUIlLailliLu JUiLmui7iUi.y il uu m.i ..y I I ' 1 i OF LI NO S COLORADO ARK VE A If ILL I ; Mini- nwu , i ' - : i THEY CONFER REGARDING PLANS ! FOR THE FUTURE CF THE PARTY IN THE SI ATE, ANO ESPECIALLY! WITH REGARD TO NEXT YEAR'S i ELECTIONS. ALSO PLAN TO SELECT ; SENATORIAL CANDIDATE . . r ( . jsonal use of the rebels and the own Chicago, Dec. 16. Representa-1 Newcastle. Colo., Dec. 16. Thirty-' Kl Paso. Texas. Dec. It!. Two htm-,prs m) r,,t,,,jplt, or R,..,rante of tive members of the Progressive party ; eight men entombed with practically i dred more foreigners, including BO i jn(jf,lnn;tv. from nearly every county in Illinois : o hope of lindug any alive, was the 'Americans arrived here today on a spe-1 ' gathered here today to confer on the j statement, or officials at 2 o'clock this'eial train from Chihuahua City, Alex-1 party's plans for the future, with par-j afternoon as to the probable results ! io- Among them were French, Ger- , CUINUtrJlN tU IU UlC ticular reference to the elections next! of the explosion in the Vulcan mine j man. Italian and Spanish people who I MURDERER IS vear 'at j i : mis morning, me umtmia Before the meeting adjourns, it to also expressed the view that the ex-ji- They reiterated the stor.es told planned to select a candidate for the plosion was caused by dust. Several; r-tugees that General Iran Cnted States senate and to perfect bodies were found by the rescuing , ' a P,ans for complete tickets In 'veryj parly headed by Superintendent "--! county and in every senatorial and congressional district. j There were occasional flashes of , humor in the address to Progressives j made ty H. J. Alien, piiunouei Wichita (Kansas) Beacon. ; "Our Republican friends tell us that we should come back and help hem nun. liic i.. "To hear these leaders talk, ''l,heen found, nnd conditions were such would think that licking the Demo- cratic party was the chief aim of tree , government. And yet that task has been per-jor formed more often than any other in American political history. It ha8 ! are readied by h Ioiik Incline from the never been regarded as a difficult j t(ppie at the. time of the explosion, task. It has followed naturally and i- These hastened to the main tunnel and variably in the pathway of infrequent ar(J said t0 ilav0 keen met by a sec Democratic victory and its regular : 0Ui ejiIiosioD. At 1 :2,r. this afternoon coming has traveled as swift on the :two U0ljiea had been recovered, heels of opportunity as the constitu-, x,,w(,astle was Ulfi Bcell of the first tion would allow. ; big mine disaster in Colorado in 1SSfl, "The Democratic party has been e- J wllen T- mf.n wel.e M)U.d in the Santa garded in America as a chastening rod Ffj m,ue j periodically to be mvoKea ioi ua.iu,,n ,sins 01 ttepuoiicaii rtu.i. ' "-'lie pn ) cans irautio. mm "The Republicans leaueis, n . jwhole district, however, Is considered j Ing their accounts because ol stories! The mob, which was thoroughly or rogant by long control, torSt 'dangerous, as many of the mines are; in circulation as to the soundness ofgarijZed, is believed by the sheriff to source of nower lasi June a"u w,.,. I the most solitary objects in political j life to-wit: Leaders without anybody jto follow them. "Rather than deliver the Republican party over to the Progressive '0,ce8- which held a majority, they deliberate - jly scuttled the party In its last nation- al convention. "They make public confession of this fact today by promising the Pro - gressives they will never ao u ag.u.. , morninPj entomtj,( Mine loreman L. if the Progressives will just come j Cr.uvfo d Fjre ,!osa u Walters back and help lick the Democrats. , d flt ,pasl (hil.v minel.B, This es "One of our New York leaders, Mr. 1 1 n i r t e was based on a hurried check Prendergast, who recently uinueu me good job of comptroller of New York, by aid of Progressive votes, declares that it is now time to go back. The , i, finikH min.i,. ,. . ... . , ,,!...i a T ; ed. He";;' 1; stand- ing at Armageddon, and since the;me,s at once b(,gan Hn exploration of Progressives have given him a com- fortablc place to sit down, he declares I (lp explosion originated in the west his intention of taking advantage of j wm.limgB at a point at least 1500 feet it; he advises all Progressives to do fr()m the p0I-ttii of the main tunnel, likewise. With characteristic thought- hut wiieti,er it was caused by gas or lessness he forgets that his New York j dnst lla(1 not jjeen determined. Ac followers were so busy providing for cor(jmg to mine officials, six men are his comfort that they neglected to pro- j i;nown to have been working in the vide seals for themselves. Since Mr. Prendergast stood on the platiorm ai I Orchestra hail in this city and pro fessed his never yielding loyalty to the Progressive cause, nothing has hap pened to change the rather accurate description Mr. Prendergast then gave of the arrogance and injustice of the Republican leaders as represented by the national committee. These same leaders are yet in control, more strongly entrenched than ever." I RITCHIE AGREES TO BOX MURPHY JANUARY 23. San Francisco. Dec. 16. Willie i Ritchie and Harlem Tommy Murphy j were re-matched yesterday to fight for the lightweight championship Friday, January 23, on the same terms as those agreed to for the bout cancelled J December 10, because of rain, and then further postponed because of the abscess Ritchie had developed in his nose while training. The weight is to be 135 pounds one hour before the j fight. Ritchie gets the same guaran tee $15,000, win. lose or draw. He allows $200 to Murphy for the. batter's training expenses for the bout missed fire. PROF. qHLFRED r Professor Alfred Jlarston Tozzer.isia, Bavaria. Saxony, Sweden. Russia. f ii.,vwl nniversltv. called "Little Tozzer ana wno ana ueeu reieneu w.ra j .... by certain wise ones as a "mere in- t ions: Harvard, Columbia University, structor" or "an instructorette," now j the diversity of Pennsylvania, and looms up as a BIG MAN in the scien- . the Hispanio Society of America. tific world Hay's Son With Him. . Hi,t,h from Ml-! The disnatch in the Journal con - " .. , .... CO t'ny prinieu iu uie aiuuijuchiuc.iiiiucb. Journal, Mr. Tozzer has been appoint- J "Professor Tozzer is accompanied ed president of the International by Clarence S. Hay, a Harvard stud - School of American Archaeology lo-, ent and son of the late John Hay, cated in the City of Alexico, taking ; former American secretary of state, office December 1. iHe is also interested deeply In ar- This school Is conducted by scien- tific institutions devoted to archaeol ogy of the following countries: Prus- EXPLOSION IN VULCAN MINE OF THE : ROCKY MOUNTAIN FUEL COM PANY, FROM UNKNOWN CAUSES MAY RESULT LIST. IN BIS DEATH RESCUERS AT WORK TO RESCUE MINERS IS. Meerdink. Threp brought to -the surface Wallace llaxter. Starbuck. Filson, an Italian. rumra, on ii.iiioo. ! Superintendent Aleerdink, who came ; ;, of UlB W01.Uings early this after- sai(1 that hl8 party had penetra-; n-u i vi me iciv-i. .moi. wwv... that he had no hope of recovering any alive, of the men entombed all but six e)ght ar0 Americans. A number of men WP1.e jn thn pper levels, which ; Vulcan mine penetrans one of jthC richest coal belts in Colorado. The , ,..,,. , tl,t ., j is (omj(l ,n go)w (), t))(f i minpa m th() vk.iuitv - ln 18,,0 all exl)i0Hj(m of gas and dust. workngH . wUat is now i thfl Vulcan mine killed forty-seven j !n . New(.astlPj Cfl,0 Qpc 1(i.An ex- i n,. VhImi, mine of the iRocky Mountain Fuol company, one jg haI't mUeH p,u,t of herp at 0:2o ,lis , cf lll(J company'8 rolls. Some officials expressed the belief that the number in the workings might be increased to 10 OnU- nbmit elcht of the men in .! ' e. " "! "": "I. "l.,: '. Z :; :;, tne workings, it was believed that 'pgt entry, and believed to have been i j uenerai i.arraiiza uie tuuni tiuuco j . w. ... , ' ... .... lhD ,w1ut'liad recognized the constitutionalists . against a man who gave the name ol Hasty examination led to the he lief , m.onounced fa,8e by Secretary ! Frank Meyers, lie claimed to be a tVl,1 ::lTi:ZS :fZlTJZy Pom out mt m., .aid he jMt rra in .. .. - sion and tins led to exPress'n""f there would be found alive. The force of the explosion was sur - ficlent to wreck the fan but rescuers reported that they nad gone several hundred reet irom uie poruu ueioro encountering any serious obstruction in the main tunnel. Aliuers from the Colorado Fuel & ilron company's mine at Spring Gulch, 12 miles distant, equipped with hel mets. started at once for Newcastle to aid in the rescue work. The mine , Francisco Villa of his future attitude j Canton, 0., Dec. 16. Johnny Dun has been in operation about one year, toward foreigners in a less serious ! uee of New York, and Johnny Griffith Its output approximately 400 tons aspect thau that which resulted from I of Akron, lightweights, fought twelve daily being used by railroads. The mine is of ihe slope variety. The detonation broueht hundreds of persons from Newcastle to the mouth of the mine, civilians giving what aid they could in the rescue work. At 1 o clock It was reported that a (Continued on Page Four.) M. TOZZER NOW HEADS SCHOOL, BACKED B MANY NATIONS Austria, and Mexico. It is also back- .! . chaeology and will remain In Mexico several months for the purpose of studying Mexican archaeolog-. CHIHUAHUA IS NOW PRACTICALLY DESERTED BY ITS FOREIGN POPULATION. CONSUL LETCHES SENDS HIS FAMILY 10 BORDER FOR SAFETY. CONFISCATE ALL FOREIGNERS' PROPERTY I to leave the country. They said since 'the Spaniards left the property taken 1 , ., . and the proceeds placed in the rebel I'l.im tlw.irt Iomo lm A Iuii a lint Iniiirl treasury Th . . .. , uis -ferrazas who Is lu,, pri(10UPI. was reported to be tin-1 know'n. Thp reruK,)8 corroborated ! ,ne Biiteini?iii mat j. tirraxas nau ujtu compelled to sign checks in small de- nominations aim u.iu mmo '!of the jail with a heavy drai.i pipe, were being used as currency. mi-spite the warnings of Sheriff tor- The family ol Marion Letcher, Unit-; states consul at Chihuahua, was,0'ro tlie door off the cell occupied" by anion the arrivals on today's refugee train. Banks in Trouble. Mexico fit v. Dec 111. Thousands of persons formed lines today at the jle wagon bridge spanning the stream, doors of the Office Banco Central. It J When the body was cut down short was the only bank in the city that, had j l.V afterward, it was found to have not refused to redeem state bank ! been riddled with bullets, notes. Practically every bill in the j Culhertson, while being taken from city issued by an outside bank was 'the jail, pleaded for mercy, but was brought to the centra 1. bank for re-1 demption. Many of the people in the, lines expressed the intention of the Central Bank itself, although tlif ; hankers issued a vehement denial of j the rumors. The Central Dank is the private or-1 night of October 18. There was no ganizafion of a chain composed, of; known cause for the killing of the m0st of the state hanks, but already j Dillons. Culhertson received his for- f)f ou(si(1fi ,iank h.ls ,llal sentence yesterday and was to been refused on account of luck ofjbave been taken to the penitentiary funds in the Central. today. It is assumed that the paper of others will be refused when their posits have been exhausted. U. S. Intercedes. Washington, D. C, Dec. Hi. Through representatives to General Villa by American Consul Letcher and thrnnch messaires conveved bv the American consul at llermosillo to Gen-: cral Carranza, the i mreu Mates nas Qiir-nnssfiillv interceded ill behalf of r" n mn6 of ml M C. .as -occupied by the constitutionalists. Ml n.lvices to Ihe. state department today say foreigners generally with the exception of the Spaniards, have been respected and this government on the rerpiest of the Spanish ambas sador has undertaken to see that Spanish subjects are Included in the protection given to other foreigners. Inferences that by appealing to iT'nited States had from time to time I dealt with the military authorities in control of various sections. Reports I to the navy today said the battleship . ohjo wold up dHtained ten days at j gea on accoun, of the two cases of . sm.llll)ox ai)oard and that the battle- shin AHchican would remain in Arex-ident Ran waters until the Ohio relieved cabinet today although he Is still sur ,1P1. I fering slightly from his attack of la- Chaotic Conditions. Juarez, Alex., Dec. 16. Rebel lead ers in Juarez today were hopeful that ' infnrmnttnn would come from General the expulsion of Spaniards and the taking over of their property by the rehel forces. j General Bonavides, left by Villa in command at Juarez, considered that j Villa's acts were based on a .conviction that the Spanish merchants ot cmmiu-j ma had aided the federal troops, had j taken a strong stand in favor of Hu- j Important Work. j "Professor Toaster intends to make . ... , and hopes are expressed that his work ; will result in valuable discoveries, . He and Mr. Hay have been in Mexico .before, but only on short visits. As ! president of the Mexican archaeolog- : tool arhnnt he takeR the Dlace of Pro-i j -v. - . . fessor Kngerrard, who has occupied : the position for the past year. : "Professor Tozzer is a Harvard i graduate and has written several j works. Among them are 'A Com- j parative study oi tne majas ami j candones and the Ruins of Tikal.' He ' has also written numerous pamphlets." t i t n and su were considered by Villa I jas active enemies of the revolution. . Itaoul Aladcro. a young brother of. illie late president, may be appointed! chief of (lie staff to Villa and as an ad-1 jviser to assist the rebel commander in j jsome of the civic and diplomatic fiinc-j Hons of government. j The five hundred or more Spaniards; who summarily were expelled from; Chihuahua, and who were joined by I some of the German and American' merchants were, however, not less ac-1 j",."::?!' p"":si" .r't as to the taking of their property audi as to their being required to leave' the country, were violated in a ser-' Ions manner. i The Spanish merchants declared ' that Villa had sought to evade lhe charge of confiscating foreign prop-; ortv liv in.r 11,-it ho mnn-K- wfi'i! taking cnarge or it. wnere, as a mat ter of fact, the Spaniards said, the, taking of property by the rebels was1 nothing more than confiscation, since; the property was devoted to the per-i HUNG BY MOB Willistnn, X. Dak., Dec. 16.- Cleve Culhertson, recently con- victed of murdering members of V the Dillon family, at Ray, X. D was taken from the Williams C0I,ntv jail by a mob today ami 7 ' X r11)(..(m W11K ,..,.,,,, ,...,. foV'Xik which consisted of a large number of Unasked men, battered down the in) rs ickson. the mob rushed into lh- jail, the prisoner, and dragged lihn nut of the building. He was taken to in" middle muddy river, a mile and n half from town, where he was bam'ei"; from met with the reply "You tliiln t showof ,tto,.m,y General Fan' on th any mercy to the Dillons' and we willstrike clos-jshow none to you." have come from the vicinity of Ray, where Mr. and Airs. 1). T. Dillon and their daughter were murdered on the CinUT ARF DEAD IN FIRE AT CINCINNATI. 0. Cincinnati, Ohio, Dec. 10 Eight persons are dead, and a score are suf- - ! lire which destroyed the salvation Army home tor men here early today, Seven,, (, the injured a,;e . a serais condition. Among the dead were Ar - I thus Sandell, of Ilengor. Ale., receiver : nnd clerk of the home, and T. S. Shod- dell, believed to work in this cily The other six have not been identified. There were 150 beds in the building of which 45 were, occupied by the em- j ployes of the Salvation Army, r.veiy I one of the employes except Sandell j escaped A charge of incendiary was placed Arizona, i ne property loss is fu j mated at $55,000. I CABINET MEETING CALLED BY WILSON Washington, D. C, Dec. 16. 'Presl- Wilson met the members of the grippe. JOHNNY DUNDEE AND JOHNNY GRIFFITH DRAW, ! rounus 10 a maw iasi mgi.i. . ..y uw, j was a hard fought one, each fighter landing Hard and oiten j - - i w-kt rn ir ti ar C J 1 A W tl 1! Pi SGHJID T efl(!,10 K.KA.ZY oHJxL) ! New York, Dec. 16. Hans Schmidt ! sprang to his f et in the court room today and vehemently denied his conn - s:":nZ iitement that he was insane he killed Anna Auniiilki. "It's a lie," he shouted, brandishing 1 his fists. "I protest against that." I, P ",0" " ", V"," w" "'' ..., """' ; IK. Elliott, for the defense, outlined 'the Inuaniiv nlea in his aliening ud- .the insan y plea m his opening dress i to the ju, . . ;H ' " ls fendant had been for many " 'B now. and always will be mentally un- balanced. He was interrupted by the outburst from the prisoner. The defense will lay stress on the evidence of Schmidt's irrationality shown since his arrest and during the trial and on the testimony regarding his mental condition presented by members of his family and alienists. Judge Olcott told the jury he would ALL OF GOV MONS Nl TALKED OF ' hundreds of union delegate MEET AT DENVER TO CONSIDER THE CALLING OF A STATE-WIDE AND GENERAL SYMPATHETIC STRIKE. km MANY RADICAL MC QliprQ pDfPfCCn ItlLHoUllLiJ rflUrUuLU , Denver. Colo., Dec. 10. Between 10(1 and 500 delegates from approxi j niately 2."i0 local unions throughout i Colorado met here today to consider j primarily the calling of a state wide I strike in sympathy with the United Aline Workers of America, now on strike in the Colorado coal fields. The convention nssembled in response to the recent call of the Colorado State Federation of Labor and was called to order by John AIcLeniion, president of that organization, It was explain ed early today by union leaders that it was not certain that a state wide strike would be called at this time be cause they declared the leaders of the Federation and the United Aline Work ers "do not want to impose undue hardships upon the people of the state unless it becomes absolutely necessary." Prior to the convening of the con vention at 10 o'clock it seemed prob able that the first day's session -would be devoted to the presentation and con sideration of resolution. From all in dications these promised to cover a wide range, the chief questions being as follows. Resolution for the recall of Govern or Amnions. Resolution condemning the action of the militia in the strike zone and de manding the removal of General John Chase. Resolution denouncing the attitude Resolution for Ihe submission of coiiBtitutlonal ainendnieut providing stale operation of coal mines, Resolution pledging the support to persons imprisoned or cruelly treated by the military commission. I Resolution condemning the pro posed Denver bond issue for the con struction of the James Peak railroad tunnel. Resolution recommending compul sory arbitration of labor disputes. SCHMIDT TRIED TO INSURE VICTIM'S LIFE New York, Dec. 16. Hans Schmidt sought to secure $.",,000 insurance on the life of his victim, Anna Aumuller, as far back as last April, according to testimony of Harold M. Hayes, an in surance examiner at loday's session of Schmidt's trial for murder. The istate contends that Schmidt was plan- ; g then to m,n;der th. young lan. He killed her on the night of August 31. The blank on which Schmidt wrote out the application for insurance was offered in evidence. It described the Aumuller woman as Airs. John Schmidt and her occupation as house, keeper. The date of her marriage " the ceremony which Schmidt says he performed, acting as hots priest and 'bridegroom, was given as May 5, KllL'. The application was rejected by the insurance company, Mr. Hayes said. ROOT DON'T WANT TO BE PRESIDENT. Washington, D. C Dec. 16. Sena tor Root declared in the senate today that "he could not and would not ac cept the Republican presidential nom ination if it were offered to him." CALIFORNIA MAY HAVE UNIVERSAL 8-HOUR DAY. Sacramento, Calif.. Dec. 16. Cali- fornia will vote at the next general j election on the question of establish ing a universal 8-hour work day in tne state. Announcement was made today by Secretary of State Jordan that suf ficient signatures had been secured to an initiative petition to secure a place on the ballot in 101 1. i HIS LAWYERS SO oflRGUE show that in 101 Schmidt got into trouble in Germany for a foolish ami : profitless forgery and only escaped ; punishment by his fathers promise to j ut him ill an asylum. ' From this institution he defendaut escaped and came to America. Hein- rich Schmidt, the father, was the first witness for the defense. He appears prosperous and is about 65 years old. He described himself as a railroad in spector. The father described how at the early age of eight the prisoner exhib ited marked religious peculiarities. He erected an altar and kept the vest ments of a priest in his room. "He used to catch his mother's geese," said the father, "and cut off their heads. These, he would put in his pocket and then play with the blood, imitating religious ceremonies."