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Tonight and Thursday fair.
Not much change in tem
Troop L. 12th Cavalry Ordered Out of Routt
County Today. To Leave Other Districts Grad
ually. Col. Lockett Confers with Gov. Ammons
Relative to Plans of Removal in Southern Colo.
\\ ash in m<>n, Dec. 30. —Troop L <>f the Twelfth railed Stales cav
alry. on patrol duty in the Oak (’reek district, Routt county, Colorado,
since last May. was ordered today to let urn to its home station at Fort
Meade, S. |). Orders for the gradual withdrawal of the other federal
troops sent into Colorado to quell the mining: disorders are in prepnra
t ion.
The gradual withdrawal of federal troops Is in accord with a plan
considered at recent conference between President Wilson. Secretary Har
rison. Governor Ammons of Colorado and (Jovornor-elect Carlson. At
that time Governor Ammons said he would replace the regulars with
state troops.
The main strength of the federal troops is in the Trinidad district,
where Colonel Lockett lias the Eleventh cavalry from Fort Oglethorpe.
Ha., as well as the second squadron of the Fifth cavalry from Fort Leav
enworth, Kan. Troops E and II of the Twelfth cavalry are at Canon City,
while a machine gun platoon and Troops F, H, I and M of the Twelfth
cavalry are at Louisville.
The actual time for the withdrawal of all the organizations will he
determined at a conference between Colonel Lockett and Governor Am
mons. out orders have been issued for all to tie ready to leave the state
at any time.
The first order for the withdrawal
of federal troops from the strike dis
tricts of Colorado was made public
today in a Washington dispatch
which says that the troops stationed
in Routt county have been ordered
hack to Fort Meade. This is the be
ginning ot a general withdrawal dis
trict hv district until the entire force
is moved out of the state.
It is understood that the next dis
trict will be the northern fluids, then
Fremont county and Anally southern
('dorado, comprising Las Animas and
Huerfano counties where the largest
force is. Requests for the withdrawal
\n vir* trbotM* will be made from
time to time by Governor K. M. Am
inona who; with the Colorado sena
tors, recently conferred with Presi
dent Wilson and Secretary of War
Harrison in relation to the situa
t ion.
There are in Colorado one full regi
ment and a mac’hlne gun troop of
Hie Eleventh Cnited States cavalry
from Fort Oglethorpe. Ha., one squad
ron of Fifth cavalry from Fort Leav
enworth, Kan., one squadron of
Twelfth cavalry and machine gun
troop from Fort Meade, S. !».. and
Fort Kohiuson. Xeb.
The troops are stationed in four
districts of the state where the strike
was in progress and where from time
to time there were disorders. fn
Trinidad are troops A. B, C <und D
and machine gun troop of Eleventh
cavalry. At Soprls is troop E, at
. Htgundo troop F. at Forbes troop L.
at Hastings troop M. at Delagtia
troop K. at Aguilar troop .1. Ht Rugby
troop II and at Munson, troop H. i
In the Walsenburg district four;
troops of Fifth cavalry are located.
Troops F and 11 are at Walsenburg,
troop (1 at Strong and troop E at
The Twelfth United States cavalry
Is distributed in the northern fields
of Fremont and in Routt county.
Troop L is at Oak Creek. Troop H
is at Canon City and troop E at (’han
dler in Fremont county. In the north
ern fields are troop E at Louisville,
troop.H at Lafayette, troop I at Fred
erick and iroot) M at Superior. There
is a machine gun troop at Louisville.
Numerous inquiries have been
made concerning the disposition of
the firearms turned over to the army
officers following a proclamation is
Eight in Toils
For Robbery of
a Utah Bank
Bingham, Utah. Dec. MO.- Four
men and four women are under ar
rest as suspected accomplices of Bert
Heaton, who held up the Bingham
State bank y esterday and was cap
tured soon afterward with all of the
$ lfi. 192 he took from the bank still
in bis possession. Heaton, who says
lie came here from Joplin. ‘Mo., says
he does not know of any of the eight
suspcct/l persons, all of whom, ex
cept two of the men. are residents
of Bingham. A pocket knife belong
ing to a boy who was locked In the
vault with the cashier and assistant
cashier by Heaton released the three
iu the vault and they used tools kept
there for the purpose to open the
vault from within aud escape.
• Only Afternoon Full Leased Wire Associated Press Paper in Southern Colorado
sued a few days aft* r the federal
troops occupied the district. More
than three thousand weapons large
and small were received from coal
companies, miners and private citi
zens. (’ol. l/oekett explained a day
or two ago that lie had taken up the
matter some time ago with Secretary
Harrison and hud not received a re
Canou City. Colo., Dee. 30. —After
a trial lasting 43 days the case iu
which union men are charged with
the killing oi a non-union miner.
"William King, during an attack on
the Chandler mine last April, will
come to a close some time this af
ternoon. Opening arguments com
menced yesterday aud were contin
ued today. This has been .the most
important case growing out of tile
coal strike that has yet been tried
and a great deal of interest is being
manifested in what tlie verdict may
The instructions that Judge C’av
audur gave to the jury upon, the op
ening of court yesterday wore among
the most complete and exhaustive ev
er given to a jury iu Fremont county
and covered every phase of the crime
of which the defendants are accused.
\Judgc I'avander «onsumed one hour
iin reading the fifty-nine charges to
the Jury. Concerning the charge of
conspiracy upon which the chief
struggle of the trial has centered.
Judge C'avandar said in part:
"The court Instructs the Jury as a
matter of lan. that if they believe
from the evidence in this case, be
yond a reasonable doubt, that the de
fendants or any of them conspired or
agreed together, or with other? to
overthrow tli•* law by force, or to un
lawfully by force of arms prevent
non-union miners from working: or
to unlawfully drive non-union min
ers from their place of employment,
and if they thoroughly believe from
the evidence beyond a reasonable
doubt that in pursuance of such con
spiracy and in furtherance of a com
mon object, William King was killed,
then such of the defendants, if un>
as the jury believe from the evidence
beyond a reasonable doubt to have
been a party to sucli conspiracy are
guilty as charged in the information
whether proved present at the killing
or not, and whether the identity of
[ the persons that fired the fatal shot
' be established or not.
"If these defendants or any two or
more of them conspired together, or
if these defendants or any one or
more of them conspired with any oth
er person or persons to excite the
■ people or classes of the people in this
■ state to sedition, tumult and riot,
I to use deadly weapons against and
i take the lives of any persons as a
i means to carry their dcsiens and pur
poses Into effect, and in pursuance
. of Mich conspiracy and in further
i ance of its object any of the persons
. so conspiring publicly hv speech ad
. vised or encouraged the commission
of murder or unlawful acts, the nat
, urn! results of ” hich might lerinin
. ate in murder, whether the plan,
case or occasion was designated or
Gonllutird on page S.>
I &AW/V&
Brand Whitlock, the American am
bassador to Belgium, is just now the
center of a most unique diplomatic
situation ‘due to Germany's recent
attitude toward foreign representa
tives in that country. Whitlock was
former mayor of Toledo, 0.. and a
noted newspuperinun and story
Urges Passage
Ship Purchase Bill
Washington, Ijec. 30. -Urging in
strong terms passage or the adminis
tration ship purchase bill. Senator
Fltechcr today for the majority of
the commerce commission presented a
report on the measure to the sen
ate. Ine orporatud was a letter from
Secretary Redfield. Mr. Redfleld
[ "We have paid since September 1
our whole floating indebtedness
abroad-in goods, and it looks ms it
December alone, even with cotton
moving slowly, would show a favor
able balance in merchandise trans
actions of 1100,000,000.”
The report after describing hazards
and difficulties of transporting
American commerce since* the war be
gan, declares:
"We hove been content hitherto
to subserve the interests of European
stockholders in' ships under foreign
flags. We now see dearly that the
naval interest of a belligerent may at
any time stop our transportation
movement entirely."
Describing the abundant crops of
the United States and the demand
from Europe for American products,
tlio report declares, "we are all but
helpless in the face of the largest,
opportunity we have ever known.
The British foreign office luis nu
cler consideration today the comiauni- ,
cation from Washington demonstrat
ing at the forcible searching and de
tention of American ships suspected
of carrying contraband of war.
With the return to London of For
eign Secretary Grey, the British au- ,
thcrities began the framing of a re
ply concerning the character of j
which no intimation was given. The
belief was expressed generally that
away would be found to meet the ,
situation without serious friction.
German victories in the east were
announced by the Berlin war office,
whose statement was in direct con
trast with recent dispatches from
iPetrograd. It is asserted that Rus
sian cavalry which invaded east
Prussia has been driven back to a
point four miles from the border. In
Poland, according to the Berlin state
Loudon. Doc. 30. - The soldiers of
Emperor Nicholas si ill hold the main
German armies in check and con
tinue to pres 3 their advantage, ac
cording to dispatches reaching !n
--don. At fee same time they arc har
assing the Austrians, who nave been
flung back over the Carpathian
in the western arena of the war
; !ie allies continue in claim slow
progress, hut the offansi'-e, started,
about ttie middle of December, '.as
noticeably slackened.
The Bzura river -r, the wist if
Warsaw Inn; now neiotnc th° i ?*,* of ‘
the east: on its banks the Hermans
have been sacrificing thousands of
Jrncn as they did in Belgium on the.
Yser. The crossing which tli»y forced
lowa Congressman Shows
How U. S. Could End
Great Conflict
Washington, Dec. 3u. -How the
United States could end the Euro
pean war in 9u days by cutting off
the export of war supplies and how •
sonic day the "Issue" between this
country and Japan must bo "tried
out iu the Pacific" were described to
day by Representative Volmer of
lowa, to the house foreign relations
committee. With Representative'
Bartholdt lie endorsed a joint reso
lution to empower the president to
prohibit exports of war supplies.
There* is only one nation whose
lines of national interest hope
lessly opposed to ours, I do not hesi
tate to predict that Japanese propose I
to hold not only Kino ('how, hut the I
islands of the Pacific which she lias
seized. Some day tnis issue must he
tried out iu the Pacific and it may bo
to the interest of this country to have
a powerful friends at her 3'idc."
Representative Vollmer emphatl-,
j cully declared: ,
"Hermany earnin' *i> tbi -
• war.' Her people are united and de
termined to fight to the last drop of
blood. If Ibis war continues it will
go on and on until all the world is
j dragged down to bankruptcy.
"i>o you think the Herman govern
ment expects us seriously to pass' such
a resolution as ti*is.” asked Chair
man flood.
"I believe and persons who have
[been in Germany say," replied Voll
mer, "that the Hermans look with
grave displeasure on shipments off
arms to thj*_allies."
Representative Bartholdt told the,
committee that by "dollar neutral-,
ity ' ii»p United Slates was alienat
ing the friendship of Germany and
A ust ria.
"The alliance of Great Britain will; .
the Japanese is not u good omen for
I* «»H I 111 IH»|| on n»H!i. ‘.'.l
meat, the German advance continues,
and it is said that Skierniewice and .
Lowicz were captured nearly a week
Referring to the situation in the
west the German war office confirms
the French statement of yesterday
that the allies had captured the Bel
;gian town of St. Georges.
The French official communica-1
tion asserts that further progress has
been made in Belgium, including tlu
ca pture of an important German i
| position.
' Russian assertions that an im
portant victory has been won over
the Austrian forces in Galicia were
confirmed today in an official state
ment from Vienna, in which the ad
mission is made that the Austrians
were compelled to retreat along the
entire eastern front. It is said that
the situation to the north of Poland
; *i t great root ha;, now been nulliliod,
; according to dispatches from Petro-1
grad, the Uus.-ians havjng driven the
invaders back to in** went bank of
tlr.* river.
, Berlin, 1* < 30 > a London).-—i
Til** official eomiiuinicatinii given out 1
i today by the Herman war off ice Bays:
• in the western theatre of the war
wo are still fight in for the hamlet
of st. Georges to tin sou.li of Nicu
! port, which we were compelled to
ova* nut** owing to a spirited attack.
"Snow anil cold have caused dam
age to tin* positions of both sides in
Flanders and northern Fran- *\
"On the rest of the front the du>
.passed quietly.
• In East Prussia the Russian <av-
Goal Operators
Protest Against
of Federals
Denver, Colo., Dec. 30.—A commit
tee of operators culled on How E. M.
.Ammons and Governor-elect George
A. Carlson last night and protested
against the withdrawal of federal
troops from the state until after the
striking miners in all districts have
been disarmed or until alter the guns
which the federal troops took from
tlu* operators when they first took
possession of the strike district had
been returned to them.
When the federal troops entered
the strike zone they disarmed sill the
men employed by tin* operators and
ail of the deputy sheriffs. They did
not disarm the strikers. The strik
ers hid their guns und the troops nev
er found them. The operators feel
that the federal troops should not he
taken away until after all strikers
have been disarmed, or if they can
not disarm the strikers, they felt that
their guns should lie returned to
them, so they would he armed in case
of trouble. The federal troops at the
present time hold guns and ammuni
tions of the operators valued at a lit
tle over $ 111.000.
Ammons Says Saloons
May Open January 1
Denver, Colo., Dec. 30. —Governor
E. M. Ammons today said that so far
as the state government is concerned,
suloons in the districts affected by
the recent coal miners’ strike would
be permitted to re-open January I.
the expiration of the proclamations
Issued prohibiting the sale ofllquor.
The proclamations were issued under
the authority of a state law enacted
at the special session of the general
'assembly last spring, empowering
the governor to close saloons in dis
tricts where there was riot and dis
order. Governor Ammons received a
message today, from Col. J a nice
‘Lockett, commending the federal
troops, stating that tlie Colonel will
visit the Governor tomorrow. It is
supposed that a conference will be
held regarding the withdrawal or the
t roops.
Denver. Colo.. Dec. 30. —Till* fol
lowing officers were elected by tho
grade teachers’ department:
Miss Emma Grau, Boulder, presi
dent: Miss Grace Rice, Triifidad, sec
retary: Miss Hammic Moore, Denver,
member of the council.
Officers of the high school and
college section were elected as fol
lows: Frank E. Thompson. Boulder,
president: Rodney Puffer. Loveland,
secretary: D. K. Dunton, Pueblo,
member of council.
is not affected by this reversal, al
though Petrograd asserts the niove-
I ment of the main German army has
been checked with losses described
as enormous.
Austrian defeats at the hands of
| the Servians apparently hive been
followed by renewed activity on the
part of Montenegro, whose troops
have earned the fighting to Austrian
1 soil in Herzegovina and are now un
jdertaking a vigorous offensive. The
Vienna war office states that the
j Montenegro attacks thus far have
been repulsed easily.
Russia's claim to a victory over
• the Turks in the Caucusus is disputed
: by reports which reached Berlin from
Contantinople saying that the Turks
■ have won "another success'’ and are
i pursuing the retreating Russians. It
• isalso said at Constantinople that an
ti other British attempt to land troops
l in Arabia failed.
airy was driven back in the direction
of Pillkallcn (four miles from the
Russian frontier and south of the
; Nleraen river).
"In Poland, on the right bank of
the Vistula the situation remains nn
!changed. On tho western bank of
J the Vistula tho offensive to the cast
of the tributary Bzura continues. For
tho rest, fighting on and to the east
Qf the Rawa branch continues, as
well as at Inowlodz and in the region
to the southwest of this plan*.
"Reports from outside sources ghe
the impression that Lowicz and
Sklerniewieo are not in our posses
sion. We captured these places more
than six days ago. Sklerniewieo is
situated behind our front.”
Continued on page 3.)
Heads of British Government Give Consideration
to Statement and British Journals Everywhere
Comment on Attitude of United States on Ques
tion of Trade and Neutrality.
Loudon. Dec. 30 - The American
note went by the railed States to
Great Mritain protesting against the
action of Ill'll isli warships in detain
ing and seizing cargoes in American
vessels, is now under consideration
at the llritisli foreign office, where'
no intimation is given as to when a
reply to the note may expected.
During the afternoon Sir I'M ward
Urey, the Jtritisli foreign secretary,
held a conference at the foreign of
fice with David Lloyd George, the
chancellor of the exchequer, Regin- 1
aid McKenna, seevretary of home af
fairs: Walter Runciinan, president of 1
tin* Hoard of Trade, and Sir Francis
11 op wood, civil lord of the admiralty,
on the subject of the. American note.
A frank discussion of the note by i
llritisli officials shows tli.it they re
gard M as friendly and they do not
believe the differences between
America and Great Ilritain are such 1
that they cannot he reconciled satis
Much depends upon the answer on
the trade of Denmark, Holland, Nor
way and Sweden and their efforts to
prevent shipments to Germany and
Austria-Hungary of cargoes received
from the United States. Until water
light regulations are put in force In
those countries little hope, it is un
derstood, is held out by the llritisli
government for relaxation in the
matter of searching American car
Oi.e prominent Urinsh official
pointed out that jtaly has effectively
chci ked contraband shipments to
Austria-Hungary and Germany, with
the result that Great Britain is not
stopping ships destined for Italy un
less there appears special reason to
suspect fraudulent consignments.
A guarantee by the United States
as to the honesty of bills of consign-,
meat and the enactment of strict reg
ulations for the severe punishment of
fraud, granting that tlie American
government could find satisfactory
means of making sucli a guarantee, is
admitted by this prominent official
as a possible step which might cause
a relaxation in the search of Ameri
can cargoes.
llritisli officials call attention to
tiie lenient attitude adopted by the
British government toward American
cotton, which they say might easily
be regarded as contraband, because
of its extensive use in gun cotton,
hut which lias not been put on the
contraband list. They say this len
iency toward cotton, however, lias
been abused by shippers who used ft
to conceal copper and other comntra
The Washington communication to
the British government holds the
first place not only in the. news and
editorial columns of the newspapers
but wherever the war and its attend
ant ramifications are discussed. It Is
contended everywhere that mutual
good wiTl surely will bring this dif
ficulty and obviate further irrita
"We have no right to feel ag
grieved because of the American en
deavors to mitigate the losses wliien
the war inflicts on the merchants
and manufacturers of that count it,’
says the West Minster Gazette. This
newspaper more than any other, re
flects the views of the government. It
contends that it is to the interests of
neutrals iu well as belligerents to
shorten the war and that therefore
neutrals should submit to any reas
onable restrictions which are likely
to have this effect.
“Why doesn't the United States
addres sits remonstrance to Germany
and Austria instead of Great Bri
tain"'’ asks the West Minster Ga
zette; and answers its own question
by explaining that command of the
sea permits France and Great. Bri
tain alone to exercise the right m
searching and detaining neutral
Stating that the right of search is
conceded in the American newspa
pers. the Gazette admits that this
right should be exercised with all
possible regard to the convenience of
the neutrals.
It suggests that it would be well
for the British government lo supply
daily lo the American ambassador a
list of shops stopped, with a state
ment of the reasons therefor, so that
quest ions arising in this connection
might he adjusted at once. Simitar
information might be given Ameri
can newspaper correspondents in
Buy at home. Help the
local merchant who help*
the town to grow. First
read the C.-N. ad columns.
London. The Westminster Gazette
says it fuels sure that instructions
will he given to avoid detention of
ships on mere suspicion and I hut it
such searches as can bo conducted nt
sea fall lo reveal good ground for
‘forcible detention sucli action will
not be reverted 10.
To prevent Great Britain from
checking shipment of copper lo Ger
inany would in effect he an Ameri
can interpretation of the side of Ger
many, tills newspaper contends. It.
“absolves Washington from any such
intention and points out that if the
'difficulties are faced in a spirit of
fairness the two governments by
Irieudly agreement will In* able to
ease the situation for each other.
A plea for mutual good will is
made by the Pull-Mall Gazette, which
Urges that between two lOiiglish
ispeaking nations so accustomed to
’frank discussion and plain dealing,
there is no necessity Tor ' '• ritntion
over any apparent brusquerie in the
The papers admit that the Culled
States is suffering considerable in
convenience but says that it is quite
evident that the Germans are receiv
ing war materials from neutral
sources. Brituiu, it declares, is
hound to uphold Us right to check
this traffic and lias done everything
within Its power to mitigate the in
convenience experienced by neutrals.
•i r, ... *1 ♦.» ;o.J'l‘B/’rfU'ir »<.{.
tie way can he pointed out.
The F\cuing Standard ask? Amer
ica to continue to realize that the
prime duly of the British navy is to
see that nothing goes to Germany
which can help her.
“We have little doubt of her wil
lingness and may have as little un
certainty as to the spirit of fairness
to neutrals in which the llritisli gov
ernment desires to interpret interna-
<<*on tin licit on |iimc -M
San Antonio, Tex., Dec. 30.—Two
masked men boarded the westbound
Sunset express on the Galveston, Har
risburg A!: San Antonio railway near
Cline, Texas, early today, robbed the
drowsy passengers in tlie two rear
sleeping ears at the point of revol
vers, signalled the train to stop, drop
ped off and escaped. The precise
amount of loot the robbers got is not
known, but it is believed to be con
siderable as several of the passengers
i carried large amounts of money and
valuable jewelry.
The robbers climbed in the Iruin
as it was leaving Cline. The porter
was made to go ahead and awaken
the passengers. As the train neared
iSpofford. Texas, one of the robbers
pulled the /bell cord and le train
stopped. Both men jumped off and
disappeared before the astounded por
ter could warn others of the train
crew. Officers aboard the train
quickly organized a posse and start
ed in pursuit. Tho country through
which the robbers fled is rough and
because of the difficulties in the way
of their flight, it was believed they
soon would be captured.
A drawing room in one of the
sleeping cars robbed was occupied by
a wealt.iv Mexican who is said to
have carried SIO,OOO in jewelry and
money. It .is not known if lie was
The bandits did not have time to
rob the occupants of the other three
sleeping cars. They entered only the
;San Antonio sleeper and tho one
known is the New Orieans-San Fran
cisco car.
There wore I•* passengers on tlie
San Antonio car, the first entered.
Among them were R. C. Watkins, su
perintendent of this division of the
0.. H. & S. A., and F. H. Bednarck,
chief dispatcher of the division.

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