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From All Parts of Colorado WNitra Newspaper Ualon News Btrvlea. t ovi\r. kvkivt*. Aimin|ii c Day, November 11. The Red Cross Christmas Seal sale will take plaee all over the I'nlted States from December 1 to 10. 1919. Pioneer Teamsters’ Reunion. A reunion of tin* wugon train drivers of tlie pioneer days of Colorado lias been railed by I. E. Scholia rs, 76, of 1206 Grunt street. It Is to be an as semblage of the veterans who drove Hu* government train No. 1 in the days immediately following the Civil war. No date lias been set but definite plaus will be announced by Mr. Schol ia rs sometime In the near future. Murder Mystery Unsolved. Fort ('oilins, —One of the most baf fling murders which has occurred in this city iu recent years was disclosed when tlie body of Frank Maxwell Campbell, aged 20, u former student of the Agricultural college, with one bul let bole thru the wrist and another thru the heart, was found on College avenue by Clarence DrexeJI, u student and former friend of the dead youth. The police toduy are of the opinion that robbery was the motive for the murder, but udmlt that they have not the slightest clew to work on. War Hero “Comes Back/’ Bob McBride, Denver war hero and one of the greatest athletes Colorado ever produced, has left for Dartmouth, where he will complete his college course. McBride was severely crip pled In action over sens und It was thought he would never he able to wear the track shoes ugain. However, since returning home, under expert cure, he bus Improved rapidly, and by spring may he once more on the. cin der path. McBride attended u Denver High School and Colorado college at < 'olorado Springs. “Good Reads” Contract Let. Contracts have been let by the state highway commission, for the construc tion of four miles of concrete high way on federal-state road projects in the Arkansas valley, at an estimated eost of $123,000, according to State Highway Engineer J. E. Maloney. The contract covers one mile of con creting west out of I41 Junta, one mile east out of Rocky Ford, one mile east out of Munzannlu and a mile east out of Fowler. The government hears one half the expense of the projects mid the state and county share the other half. It Is the plan of the highway commission, in conjunction with the federal bureau of public roads, ulti mately to link the principal towns of the Arkansas valley with concrete highways. 8tarts Second Week. A membership drive to increase tlie local “Y” organisation to capacity strength of 4,000 members opened last week and will continue until Dec. 20. A new teHin of twenty-five men • takes the field each week and It ex pected to sign 175 new members. Members and employes of the Den ver school hoard already are at work upou the plans for the special election Dec. 2, when the taxpayers are to he asked to sanction a $2,000,000 bond issue for the erection of new school buildings and purchase of ground. Hope for an Indefinite postjione nient of the threatened tleup of Den ver's Tramway system loom appear as the result of statements by Tramway officials indicating that the wage cm for employes will he held up until the city council considers petitions now being circulated for a 6-cent fare or dinance. and by notice served official ly by Mayor Bailey that the city will take every jnisslble legal step to have enforced the >tate law requiring thirty days* notice of prospective wage cuts to he filed with tlie state Industrial commission. While being tubbed at the Phi Gam ma Delta fraternity house, Junius Day, freshman student In the University of Colorado, was severely scalded by a stream of boiling hot water. Colorado State Teachers’ College will advertise for bids on construction to talling nearly $1,000,000 at once, ac cording to the statement of President John G. Crnbbe of the college. The night service of the express company at Florence will be discontln ued, the company having decided 'to ••lose the office at night until the fruit season opens up next year. Express from the East will he taken through to (’nfion City and returned on Rio Grande train No. 4. Thirty-three hundred ex-service men out of the registered 4,000 have been placed in new or In their former posi tions by the demobilization bureau of tlie Civic and Commercial Association of I>enver, since its inauguration June 1, according to the report for city and state officials compiled by Niel <\ Hartley, in charge of the bureau. Declaring that fraudulent stock sales men are bleeding the people of Mont rose with their promises of huge re turns on stock in companies that were organized mainly for the exploitation of the Investors’ money, members of the local Changer of Commerce ex pressed the urgent need of a city ordin ance which would make It necessary for the stock in every concern that was offered for sale he first Investigated anil approved by a responsible local or ganization. probnbly a committee ap pointed especially for this purpose by the mayor of the city. CENTENNIAL STATE ITEMS. Liberty Day Proclamation. Governor Oliver H. Shoup has issued a proclamation declaring Tuesday, Nov. 11, a legal holiday, to be known as Liberty day, in accordance with a stat ute passed ut the last session of the Legislature. The proclamation follows: ,' “Whereas, The General Assembly of Colorado in regular session passed an net which dec! a res ‘that the eleventh day of November of the year of our Lord, 1910, and the eleventh day of November each and every year there after, Is hereby made a public holiday to be known as Liberty day, and* such day I s hereby set apart for proper cel ebration by the people of the state of Colorado, in commemoration of the vic tory of the armies of the United States of America and her allies against Ger many and the survival of liberty and democracy at home and abroad.” “Now, therefore, I, Oliver H. Shoup, governor of the state of Colorado, In obedience .to said statute, do hereby declare und proclaim Tuesday, Nov. 11, 1919. as Liberty day, the same to he recognized and observed by the people of the state as a public holiday. EmployesW>f the Great Western Su gar Company in all plants have a chance to share in prize money this season and the factories are competing for the money. A bonus Is to he given at the end of the campaign to every man in the employ of the company. This bonus will ho based on a mini mum output and large prizes will he given where the men exceed this mini mum. During the first week every factory In tlie Colorado district was be low the minimum, hut tlie dally shifts are now said to he exceeding this min imum and are rolling up a bonus every day. •The Denver office of the United States marine corps recruiting service has asked that all discharged marines and those on the reserve list report to the recruiting office to prepare for plans being made to celebrate the an niversary of the signing of the armis tice. It has been planned to have former members of the marine corps act as escorts to Governor Oliver H. Stump and Mayor Dewey C. Bailey during their addresses to he given at the big municipal bonfire. Fifty persons in a total of seventy nine, the largest naturalization class ever exuniined in the district of Colo rado, were granted United States citi zenship by Judge Robert E. Lewis In tlie Federal court yesterday. Repre sentatives from sixteen countries were among the applicants, including Germ any, Austria and Hungary. The trial of John S. Little, charged with having killed Richard I’tillinn at the Leyner Engineering Works, near Littleton, on Aug. 6, terminated when a Jury, after three hours’ deliberation, found Little guilty of second degree murder. The penalty Is from five to twenty years In the penitentiary. Following up President Wilson’s virtual command to the coal miners to call off their threatened strike iu the bituminous fields, government officials disclosed that the adoption of drastic measures are contemplated in the event that the unions defy the execu tive and shut down the mines. Matty Smith, known to many Colo rado fight fans, has nr rived in New York from overseas with a lieutenant’s commission in the Australian army, n score of decorations, title of an Anznc flying “ace" and the lightweight cham pionship of the Interallied armies. The final coupon on the Second 4 per cent Liberty Bonds becomes due next month and the last < > oupoii on the First 4 per cents, being converted 3V4 per cents Is payable In December. Plans for ii drive for $150,000. to lie launched Dec. Ist. have been formu lated by the Colorado Public Health Association of which James H. Persh ing has been chosen president. The body of Frank Maxwell Camp hell, 25 years old, a former member of the students’ army training corps and former student at the Colorado Agri cultural College and at Washington State College, Pullman, Wash., was dis covered with bullet wounds in It at Fort Collins by Clarence Drexell, a stu dent at the college, who recognized Campbell us his classmate last year. No cause for the murder has yet been solved. Two large corporations, one a min ing and the other tin oil company, with their principal offices In Denver, filed articles of Incorporation In the office of Secretary of State James R. No land: The River Valley Oil Company with a capital stock of $200,000 and the Leadville Operating und Development Company, the business of which Is to he in connection with placer and lode mines. Incorporated for SIOO,OOO. A Denver produce company has pur chased a carload of celery grown In the Brewster and Rainbow Park dis trict near Florence, and has shipped it to Denver where it will he dis tributed. The same firm has also shipped out three carloads of cabbage front local growers the past week. Helping to drive out the bandits who for a long time have Infested the mountainous jungles of Santo Domingo, Private Lester M. Keeton, of Eaton, Colorado, Is now serving with Squad ron "D” of the United States Marine Aviation Force which makes Its head quarters at Sun Pedro de Macorls in the eastern part of the island of Haiti. Private Keeton is a son of Mrs. Martha Keeton of Eaton, Colorado. J. M. Sellers and party of Florence, while coming down through Phantom cafion recently, ran into two mountain sheep Just below the second tunnel. VETO IS SURMOUNTED SENATE’S VOTE PREVENTS SALE OF MORE THAN V/z PE* CENT. IF STATE TROOPS ARE NOT FUR NISHED ON OEMAND, FED ERAL WILL BE. Pittsburg, Kan., Oct. 29. —Pittsburg cool operators have received tele grams from the National Coal Asso ciation at Washington saying that government officials there haul prom ised protection to any mines wishing to operate during the threatened coal strike. It was stated that the nation al! association had been Informed that at any time operators deem protection for their properties necessary they are to call upon the governor of tlieir respective states for troops, and if troops are not supplied within a rea sonable time the War Department will handle their requests. Washington, Oct. 28.—110 w to deal with the soft coail strike, in event the miners, ignoring President Wilson’s command to stay on the Job, walk out Friday night, hats been definitely agreed upon at ai meeting of the cabinet. The plan of action was not dis closed, hut it is known that the cab inet stood a»s one man for protection of the right* of the public which would suffer with the closing of tlie mines in which ordinarily more than 500,000 members of the United Mine Workers of America are employed. But while steps already taken and which might he regarded as drastic were approved. Secretary lonising, who presided, brought word from the meeting that the situation was not hopeless. All day the belief had grown that the Internationa I executive bourd at Indianapolis would postpone the strike at least. Washington.—The Senate has passe l the prohibition enforcement act over the President’s veto and made Imme diately effective machinery for pre venting sale of beverages containing more than one-half of one per cent al clinl. The vote was 65 to 20. or eight more than tlie necessary two-thirds major ity. While there was a wrangle over taking up the measure in place of the peace treaty, which had the right of way, there never was doubt as to how the Senate stood. It was overwhelm ingly “dry." like the House, which ro pussed the hill within three hours aft er the President had vetoed It. Federal Aid Available. Denver. —Arrangements for calling federal troops Into (’olorado to prevent disorders in eonneetlon with the threatened strike of bituminous i-oal miners If the situation should got be yond the control of local peace offi cers ami the National Guard were made by Governor Shoup with MhJ. Gen. Leonard Wood, commander of the cen tral department of tl»o army, during tin* governor’s recent visit to (’hicago. This became known last night when Governor Shoup announced that a .pr ogram to General Wood was all tlurt was necessary to bring federal soldiers to tlie coal districts of the state. The primary purpose of the trip of the governor to Chicago was to at tend a convention of oil men and the Information that lie had also met with General Wood and discussed in detail the situation In Colorado regarding the proposed strike did not become known until last night. General Wood was the only representative of the federal gov ernment with whom he conferred while iu the East, Governor Slump said. Colorado Coal Confiscated. The United States Railroad admin istration lias Issued orders to nil of the railroad companies in the state to confiscate all lignite coal in transit and to he mined in not?hern coal fields of Colorado the rest of this week for emergency use of tlie railroads. The order of the railroad adminis tration does not affect tlie companies operating in fields in the southern and western part of the state as bitumin ous and anthracite coal Is mined In that region. Every coal company operating in the norttysro part of the state received the order from Hale Holden, regionnl director of the middle Western region for the United States Railroad admin istration. Mineral Leasing Law Advanced. Washington. legislation for the leasing of government-owned mineral lands was advanced towards final en actment hv the House in passing, by a vote of 169 to 89. the oil and coal land leasing hill. The measure now goes to conference. Vain efforts were made by Representatives Raker, Cali fornia. and Griffin, New York, Demo crats. to Incorporate in the House bill provisions similar to the Harris amendment of the Senate measure, which proimnents urged would pre vent monopolizing control of . thd' leased lands. National Bomb Plot Nipped. Cleveland. —A plot to assassinate Chief of Police Frank W. Smith and other high city officials of Cleveland was reveahul by police following the round-up of seven men and one wom an alleged to he directly involved in a conspiracy to spread terror through out the country h.v another series of. bomb explosions. Chief Smith admit ted receiving n telegraphic warning from a point In the East. He would not divulge the identity of the other city official. DE VALERA MADE CHIEF BY THE CHIPPEWAS Kmnoiin De Valera, “president of the Irish republic." beiug made a chlef tulu by the Chippewa Indians In Wisconsin. He was named "Nay Nay One Gahe." which mentis “The Dressing Feather." WILSON IS SUSTAINED UNITED STATEB BENATE BACK OF PRESIDENT WILSON’B ApTION. 4,000 MINERS EXEMPT LESS THAN SEVEN THOUBAND WILL BE CALLED OUT IN COLORADO. Western Newspaper Union New* Service. Washington, Oct. 30.—The coal strike took precedence over the j»eace treaty in the Senate, which for hours was de hated, ami then adopted a resolution pledging its support to the governmeii* in maintaining order during the pres ent Industrial emergency. Efforts !•* have the House take similar action failed because of opposition by Repub lican leaders. In and out of Congress, however, sentiment seemed to turn through one groove and there were expressions of generul approval of the government’s determination to keep tlie mines in’full operation. While the only statement given out after the special meeting of the cabi net dealt with Issuance of an order re lating to the filing of a maximum coal price, the members were understood to have considered seriously means of protecting miners who will not strike. The order re-establishing the old maximum coal prices of the fuel ad ministration was completed tonight at a conference of Dr. 11. A. Garfield and railroad administration officials. It was taken Immediately to the White House for President Wilson’s signa ture. But the President had gone to sleep after Ills arduous day. and it was cordingly. the order will not become effective until tomorrow. I)r. Garfield said that the plans con templated that all questions of allocat ing coal would he left to Director Gen eral Illnes for settlement. Denver. —Nine hundred Colorado Na tional Guardsmen will he assembled a* mobilization camps In Golden and Trinidad, fully equipped pud ready fog duty in the coal camps upon receipt of instructions from Gov. Oliver H. Shoup, who ordered the state troops mobilized late Wednesday night. Pueblo, Colo. —With the exemption of 4,000 miners employed in twenty eight mines In Colorado, less than 7,000 coal miners in this state will 1h» called out by the United Mine Work ers of America Saturday, according to ■linn—rrmrut by H. C. Stewart, sec retary of District No. 15, United Mine Workers, here. A message was received by Mr. Ste wart from Indianapolis early this eve ning'exempting twenty-eight mines in (’olorado from the strike order. These twenty-eight mines are operating un der union agreement and the agree ment does not expire until April, 1920. Mr. Stewart explained that the sit uation In District No. 15, which em braces Colorado, Utah and New Mex ico, was different than the situation In other districts Inasmuch as the min ers In other districts were working under what is known as the Washing ton agreement, which expired with the ending of the war. Congress of Workingwomen Meet. VVliyi Washington.—Women from practi cally all the leading countries of the world gathered here for the opening Tuesday morning of the International Congress of Working Women, the first of Its kind ever held and which has ns Its object an Interchange of Ideas and experiences on subjects ' ■tohlch-most Intimately affect women— legislation concerning employment, child labor, care of mothers and pro tection of their sex in hazardous in dustries. STRIKE IS INEVITABLE WILL BE GUARANTEED BY GOV ERNMENT. SAYS CONFERENCE OF MINERS’ OFFICIALS, UNLESS WAGE AGREEMENT MADE. tVMtrrn Nfn ipapfi- Union N>«> Service. Washington, Oct. 29. —The govern ment, confronted with refusal of the miners* organization to call off the strike of 500.000 soft coal workers or dered for Friday night, moved swiftly toduy to protect the people from great distress' First of many steps to *deul with a situation admittedly critical, probably will he these: Ample protection for miners willing to remain on the Job as urged by Pres ident Wilson. Revival of the Fuel Administration, armed with full war-time powers, to prevent hoarding and profiteering. Allocation und distribution of coal to homes, railroads and essential In dustries. Efforts to bring the strike to a sp«H»dy end through mediation. The government, however, will make no efforts to bring about Indict ment of of fleers of the United Mine Workers of Amorim who railed the strike on eluirges of conspiracy to re mittee production of u needed product. Government officials said tonight that reports from confidential sources showed thut not all of the miners would strike, that public sentiment was against tlie walkout at tlie begin ning of winter and that duration of tlie strike would lx* brief. The position of the government was unuouneod by Attorney General Pal mer as follows: "There ran be no doubt that the government has the power in the pub lic Interest, under the law, to deal with the projected strike of the bitu minous coal miners, without infring ing upon the recognized right of men in any line of Industry to work when they please and quit work when they please. “The Illegality of this strike can und will he established without in any way Impairing the general right to strike, and the general right to strike is not in Issue in any sense whatever in the present situation. This Is true ibecause the circumstances differenti ate this case from the case of any other strike that has ever taken place in this country. Indianapolis.—After pronouncing a strike of bituminous coal miners Inev itable and blaming the operators for forcing a walkout that may Involve 500.000 men directly, the conference of officials of tlie United Mine Workers of America wound up Its business and dissolved. District presidents and members of the scale colnmlttee left for their homes to direct the locals in the strike, which Is to become effec tive at midnight Friday. Only n new wage agreement to re place the one which they claim expire*• with the war emergency Is wished by the union, Its leaders emphasizing thn: n call from the mine owners for a point meeting would find the organization ready to negotiate on any or all of the demands formulated at the Cleveland convention of the union. Bonus for Yanks’ Widows. Washington.—A bill providing for a bonus of six months’ pay for the wid ows and dependent* of men killed in the war was favorably voted upon by •he House military affairs commit tec. Willing to Arbitrate. Cleveland, Ohio. —The first step to ward a possible arbitration of differ ences between soft coal operators ami approximately 500,000 miners In the threatened coal strike, has been taker here at a conference of the executlv* committee of the central eompetitiv* coul field by the adoption of a resolu tion welcoming an investigation of tie strike by a tribunal which Preslden Wilson may appoint. The conference then adjourned. 450,000 COAL MINERS ARE OUT GARFIELD REBTOREB WAR OR. DERB WILL SEIZE COAL AS NEEDED. INJUNCTION IS IGNORED TABLE BY STATES OF MEN WHO HAVE OBEYED STRIKE CALL. Western Newspaper Union Newre Servlco. Indianapolis, Oct. jVI. —The strike of bituminous miners went into effect to night with the national headquarters here of the United Mine Workers of America silenced by a restraining or der issued today by Judge A. B. Ander son of the federal District Court. Chicago, Oct. 31. —Bituminous coal fields of the .nation tonight are in tlie grip of a strike. Union leaders . de clared that 450,000 are out. Reports from the soft, coal fields are Incomplete: even the union leaders agreed they must wait before being able definitely to know the number of men who had obeyed the strike call. But in almost every instance the min ers* spokesmen asserted that the tie-up of the mines would he virtually com plete, although the unions will leave a sufficient number of men in the mines to limn the pumps and keep the prop erty in shape for resumption of work when the strike shall he ended. Some union leaders refused to talk on ac count of the rest raining order issued at Indianapolis. Reports to the union leaders tonight indicated that the hulk of the miners iti the great producing regions of Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, Illi nois. lowa, Kentucky, Colorado, Kan sas, Montana and Wyoming had left the mines at the close of tlie day shift to remain on strike. Blit with the strike starting of ficially at midnight Sunday, a day of non-production, it was generally conceded that not before Monday would the actual effect of the strike he known definitely. By that time union leaders will have nearly com plete re|M»rts from union locals, and the coal o|M‘rators will know to what extent they will be able to operate If they should decide to ut tempt actual mining work. The following table by states of men who left the mines today and tonight to obey the strike call is bused on reports, in most iiistai)(*es estimates received by union leaders throughout the country: Arkansas, 4,000; Colorado, 5,000; Il linois. 80.000: Indiana. 25,000; lowa. * 14.000; Kansas, 12,000: Kentucky, . 20.000;- Maryland. 1,800; Michigan. 2,400; Missouri, 1,000: Montana, 4.000; New Mexico. 4,000; Ohio, 40.- 000: Oklahoma, 6,000; Pennsylvania, 100.000: Tennessee, 2,000; Utah, 1,000; Washington, 6,000; West Vir ginia, 40,000; Wyoming, 8,000; Texas, 2,500. While no re|s»rts were available from Alabama, Texas and Virginia, union leaders said there were numbers of men on strike and thousands would he out tomorrow in the south ern fields. Tomorrow’s reports would show, the union chiefs said, tlint the strike is of so vast an extent as to paralyze proditetion of hlltitnliious coal. In Utah miners were quitting work today in spite of a notice calling off the strike, as issued hv John 11. Mc- Lennan, Utah representative of the United Mine Workers of America. Mr. McLennan announced that lie had received from John L. acting president of the organization, at In dianapolis, a message informing him that the strike should he railed off. Mr. Lewis, however, repudiated the message and no further explanation of the mystery wus to he had. Government Alert to Situation. Washington.—All day long the gov ernment continued steadily taking measures to deal with the practical a* well as the legal phase of the impend- , ing coal strike crisis. President Wil son, l»y executive order, fixed maxi mum prices of soft coal. Fuel Admin istrator Garfield restored the war or ders which will give the Railroad Ad ministration the power to seize coal In transit and divert It to eonHuniptlon in accordance with a preference list. Secretary Wilson Honored. Washington.—(’otnpleting its perma nent organization with the election of Secretary of Wilson of the United States as president, the Inter national Labor Conference proceeded :o the formulation of a definite pro gram of work with appointment of a '-oinniission of selection to act as a "steering committee.” Johnson Amendment Defeated. Washington.—The Johnson amend uent to the peace treaty, design**! to •quuiize American and British voting i strength In the league of nations, was •ejected In the Senate todny by a vote »f 38 to 40. Two Democrats Joined thq Republicans supporting the amendment •ml nine Republicans voted with the Democrats against It. Of eighteen sen iors absent or paired, four Repub licans and two Democrats were record ed as favoring it and twelve Demo ••rats as opposing It.