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&4Vr4 F MEXI60, TUESDA Y, DECEMBER 16, 1913.
NO. 262.
. 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-
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
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
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
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,
"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
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
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
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
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
irilUUIlLailliLu JUiLmui7iUi.y il uu m.i ..y
I I ' 1 i
If ILL I ; Mini- nwu ,
i ' - : i
. . 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 ,
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."
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
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-
IS. Meerdink.
Threp brought to -the surface
Wallace llaxter.
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
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
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.)
Austria, and Mexico. It is also back-
.! .
chaeology and will remain In Mexico
several months for the purpose of
studying Mexican archaeolog-.
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
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
the arrivals on today's refugee
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
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 '
r11)(..(m W11K ,..,.,,,, ,...,.
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
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.
Washington, D. C, Dec. 16. 'Presl-
Wilson met the members of the
! 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 -
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-
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
hundreds of union delegate
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
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
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
Resolution recommending compul
sory arbitration of labor disputes.
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,
The application was rejected by the
insurance company, Mr. Hayes said.
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."
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
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."

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