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THE ARGUS, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 0, 1005.
ADAMS AND PEABODY STARTED
LIFE IN COLORADO TOGETHER
A m ,
uoniesiants tor bovernorsnip were mends in
North and Their
t Denver, Col., Feb. 9. With the elec-
tion of Alva Adams as governor of Col-
orado the bitter political battle which
threatened a revolution is happily end
The campaign, as all the country
knows, was waged bitterly. Enormous
Interests were staked upon the issue
or the battle. It cornea as a surprise.
therefore, to learn that the rival can
didates in the great battle have been
chums on the best of terms since bov
hood, when each was struggling for a
Fate has played strange pranks on
AJva Adams and .lamct II Pralnulv
Their pains have crossed more than
once since they came to Colorado
two youths without trades and in
fccarch of fortunes. The strangest and
latest prank of fate as observed in the
house of representatives the other clay
when Alva Adams, after taking the
oath of office, passed from the left
Ride of the speaker of the house to the
right, arid James If. Pea body made
way for him by passing to the left, de
feated by his boyhood chum.
When . Alva Adams came to Colorado
his first employment was hauling ties
for the first strictly Colorado railroad
the Denver it Kio (irande.
After accumulating a small Mini of
money in this way. Mr. Adarns went
to Colorado Springs and secured em
ployment from C. V. Sanborn, who
had a small lumber yard and hardware
store. There Aha Adams found James
11. Pcahody clerking in a clothing
store conducted by a man named Wit
In Smut- lr-lr.
Tills was in the early 'Tit's, when
Colorado Springs numbered its inhab
itants by the hundreds instead of
thousands. Consequently the young
men moved in the same social circle,
knew and paid attention to the same
girls, and were always chums and of
ten friendly rivals.
Young Adams prospered and suc
ceeded in buying the business con
ducted by Mr. Sanborn by giving the
jaticr a little cash and a lug note,
bearing interest at the rate of 2 per
cent a month.
AIkuji the time that the Iiio (Irande
railroad reached Pueblo, boih Adams
and Pea body decided to go on to that
place. They did so. and there their
friendship continued. A baseball team
was formed, and James M. Peabody
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was the shortstop, while Alva Adams
played at first base. The team oa
' lhe championship and held it a long
time. Adams opened a hardware
store, and Peabody, seemingly becom
ing restless, went on with the railroad
to Canyon city. There he became a
clerk in a grocery store.
Since that time Pueblo has been tho
home of Alva Adams and Canyon Cltir
the dwelling place of James H. Pea-
lody. The former, however, establish
ed, small hardware stores at many
small places as soon as the railroad
He established stores at Del Norte,
Alamosa. Fort . arland, Duraogi),
Ixiadvilie, SilverClin and other plaice,
and all wero successful, his wealth in
creasing rapidly. Meanwhile Mr. Pea
body made slower progress, but built
himself up gradually, until he became
president of the First National bank
of Canyon City, a position which he
holds today. Mr. Adams has disposed
of his hardware stores and today is
interested principally in Pueblo rcal
y and the Pueblo Savings bank, al
though he has a small interest in the
famous Tom Hoy mine, near Tellu
rite, which has produced millions.
Alva Adams is a man whose suave,
diplomatic and ingratiating ways win
him the friendship of most of the peo
ple he meets. His Hipularity is attest
f'd by the fact that he has had four nomi
nations for governor of Colorado and
has been elected three times.
Defeated fit Flml.
When first nominated, in 18S4, he
was defeated. Two years later he was
successful. He was elected a second
time in 1S9C and again last November.
Few men have fewer enemies, al
though the traits of character mention
ed give those he has a chance to call
him hypocritical. Yet he is not. He
is politic and diplomatic to a degree.
but he is conscientious, too, and this
saves him from hypocrisy.
He obtained the rudiments- of an
education in a public school. . The
polish he possesses today he acquired
by much reading of the substantia!
Gov. Adams is ambitious. He will
go to the United States senate If pos
sible. His official record is good, and
'lis popularity an asset of great value
to him. In addition he has made a
fortune and is rated among Colorado's
millionaires. Despite his wealth.
he sees a comfortable home and,
as the cold weather approaches
thinks of keeping it warm.
Our method of steam, or hot
water heating will do the trick.
All about it here for a hint that
you want to know.
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Where you can be certain that
whatever you buy in the line of X
Wines, Liquors or Cordials is of the 3.
highest possible quality. We nan- 3.
die the best lines in the world, and 4
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)wc guarantee pur 11, -i 1 1 km iticit jvu 4
know our prices are a little less
J than youH find elsewhere for the !
Seventeenth Street and Third
which might justify the snsrdcions tha
his sympathies are with tie wealthy
class. Gov. Adams is democratic in
feelings and desires. He possesses the
absolute confidence of the working
people of the state.
Always ready to take counsel of
friends, Gov. Adams is not a pliant
tool of any man. He is not an Andrew
Jackson, but, having decided upon
what he regards as the proper course,
he will display more firmness of char
acter than the average man. He .is
conservative and not likely to err in
befriending either capital or labor. It
is his expressed desire to be impartial
in dealing with problems of this sort.
When first elected governor of Col
orado Mr. Adams was 3G years old.
He is 54 now and well preserved. He
does not drink, nor does he use to
bacco in any form. His hair is thick
and heavy and plentifully sprinkled
with gray. His features are regular
and his face mobile. He is of medium
height and weight. Gov. Adams' one
hobby is books. He bought cheap
bindings in his youth, and he has kept
the books secured in those days, buy
ing better bindings as his eircumstan
ces improveVl. JTotlaV he has a library
of tsipYnJ ban Jiff . jfolnnies n his
home, at Pueblo. Filled full of the de
sire for knowledge, he has not confined
himself to one class of literature, but
has kept informed on a wide variety
Madr No M Intake.
The one mistake in his official career
that Gov. Adams regrets was made
during his first term. Reports were
-ent in from northwestern Colorado
that the Ute Indians were on the war
path, and after much excitement had
been created he was persuaded to call
out the militia to protect settlers and
irive out the Indians.
When the soldiers reached th-
scene of the alleged slaughter of set
tiers, in the wilds of Routt and Rio
Blanco counties, they found no dead
settlers and no Indians. It was all the
soldiers could do to catch the Indians
who were doing all in their power to
get away and who had no thought of
going on the warpath. Several Indians
were killed lefore it became apparent
that the alleged uprising was a farce.
and the troops were recalled.
Indians hunt in northwestern Colo
rado every year. Following the ex
ample of their white neighbors, they
ignore game laws and kill all the game
they can use. With each recurring
season the Fame did Indian scare story
is sent out of the district mentioned.
There were two reasons for the de
feat of the origlnalplan to canvass; the
vote -cast for governor in the legisla
ture, and to count irr Peabody. In the
first place, republican members of the
house and senate were not willing to
participate in a program plainly op
posed to the procedure defined by the
constitution. They could not be held
in line for the plan to question the re
turns as soon as read ami sqejjre. the
appointment of a committee to investi
gate the returns and throw out enough
precincts in Denver to give Gov. Pea
body an apparent plurality in Denver
of 7,000 and in the state of 2.000. This
was the plan evolved.
The constitution provides that the
speaker of the house of representa
tives shall open and publish the re
turns, declaring the man elected gov
ernor who lias " received the highest
number of votes. Many republicans
insisted that this procedure must be
followed, and the following of it forced
the speaker to declare Alva Adams
Gov. Peabody was being supported
by corporations, and it was corporation
influence that sought to put through
the plan started at the start. But the
Colorado & Southern company, the
Denver and Rio Grande company, the
smelter trust, and the Denver City
Tramway company, the corporations
allied to carry out this plan, did not
hold together, and this was another
reason for its failure.
Since Gov. Peabody appointed two
judges satisfactory to the corjoratlon.s
concerned, which were fighting for the
judges more than for Peabody, inter
est in the latter is abating. The con
test which he has begun is
not expected to have any re
sult, except to humiliate him, for
the reason that if is almost certain
that many of his own party will de
sert his cause.
RUBBERS STILL CLIMBING
Local Dealers Say High Prices Are
Result of Trust Manipulation.
Local shoe and rubber dealers are
having trouble explaining to their
patrons the manner in which they have
to keep advancing the price of rub
bers. One can't look a customer calm
ly in the eye and tell him that the
price of these goods is necessarily
elastic, for the other man refuses to
see the joke. The fact, as explained
by a local dealer, is that the rubber
trust has been shoving up its prices
ever since the last national election
until the dealers don't know one day
what will be the price the next. An
advance of 10 per cent followed close
upon the election, and now comes an
advance of 5 per cent more, with word
that another similar advance may be
expected in a short time. A slight
reduction a short time ago leave prices
soon to be almost 20 per cent higher
than they were in November.
J. D. Rirayan, of Butlerville. O., laid
the peculiar disappearance of his pain
ful symptoms, of indigestion and bili
ousness, to Dr. King's New Life Pills.
He says: "They are a perfect rem
edy, for dizziness, sour stomach, head
ache, constipation, etc. Guaranteed nt
Hartz &. UTlemeyer's drug store, price
NEW MONEY ORDER
Forgeries Discovered Prove Pres
ent Form Easily Manip
ulated. POSTMASTERS HELD LIABLE
Smith, Clerk at. a Substation, Makes
the Biggest Haul on
The decision of the postoffice de
partment at Washington to change tha
postal money order form, as a result
of the wholesale forgeries committed
by Elmer E. Smith, the St. Ixuis drug
clerk, is welcome news to postmasters
all over the country, and especially in
the large cities. The postoffice inspec
tors consider a change almost impera
tive, in order to have some safeguard
against the methods employed by
Smith, which was only one of a num
ber of similar cases, but attracted
general attention because of the
amount, S-xSoO the largest on record.
The postmasters are deeply concern
ed because they are liable to be held
responsible for the losses resulting
from embezzlement by their subordin
ates. In large cities, with many sub
stations, the liability is greatly in
creased. Xot Hvrn I'ontat C IcrW.
One of the revelations in the Smith
case was that he was not even sworn
in as postal clerk and had no author
ity to issue money orders at all. Smith
was a clerk in a drug store where
a substation of the postoffice is locat
ed. Proprietor Meserang holds the
appointment of clerk in charge and is
under bond for $1,000. but no record
of Smith having taken the required
oath could be found.
Meserrang violated the postal regu
lations in permitting Smith to handle
money orders but this does not con
stitute an offense against the law, al
though he may be civilly liable on his
Postmaster General Wynne has ap
pointed a commission, composed of
William K. Cochran, purchasing agent,
E. E. Kimbal, superintendent of the
money order system, and W. J. Vick
ery, chief postoffice inspector, to de
vise a new money order blank. A re
turn to the old form in use five years
ago would, to a large extent, prevent
the method used by Smith. This order
had a marginal "tear off" check, which
left the stubs showing the amount of
each order issued. It was discarded
chiefly for the sake of rapidity and
convenience. Had Smith been using
the old order, his forgeries would have
been quickly discovered.
(ioioK On for Month.
Smith began his forgeries in Octo
ber, 1904. and they were not "discov
ered until January and then only
through an accident. During this in
terval his accounts had been checked
several times by the audit clerks of
the main office. The discrepancies
would have been detected at the first
examination with this old form in use,
because the stubs would have shown
his cash to be short. As it was the
audit clerk had nothing to check by
except the applications, which Smith
had falsified to correspond with his
cash. Discovery was certain in the
end. but could ordinarily come only
through the auditor at Washington,
who is always from three to five
months behind with his work. This
means that any postal clerk with
Smith's opportunities can forge mon
ey orders and escape detection for
Are You Weak and Sickly and Dis
couraged?. Be Comforted,
There is a Cure.
You may take medicine the rest of
your miserable, suffering lives, but
you will never get well so long as
your bowels are sluggish and irreg
ular. Neither will the physic or pill
habit curt you.
You will become a confirmed invalid
as a result of constipatioa.. Tpyhoid
fever and appendicitis are always
caused by constipation. Physics, such
as pills, gaits, mineral waters, castor
oil, injections, etc.. are injurious. They
weaken and increase the malady until
your bowels become paralyzed. You
know this from your own experience.
Just the opposite effect is what you
Mull's Grape Tonic is especially pre
pared to combat the obstinate feat
ures met in constipation. It differs
from anything else you have ever
used. It embodies the scientific prin
ciples of the. renown;d German con
stipation cure that cures. We send
you full Instructions. The process is
gradual but sure. Mull's Grape Tonic
is a nutritious food which strengthens
and revives the paralyzed muscles of
the bowels. Gradually they assume
their normal condition until able to
do their work unaided, and you are
cured. It is not a physic or drug stim
As this offer may not appear again.
write at once to Mull's Grape Tonic
company, 2 IPC Third avenue. Rock Isl
and. III., and you will receive a free
bottle of Mull's Grape Tonic which
will convince you of this claim.
Your druggist sells it. The one dol
lar bottle contains nearly three times
the 50 cents size. Don't worry, it will
cure you. When cured tell your
friends that is all we ask.
filISS DOROTHY CLARK,
SISO Orenihaw HU,
whose photograph appears herewith has a most 1
mature women. Frances is only four years old,
a child of her age in the world. The other two ladies whose photographs are shown hero are certainly delighted with, the
results they are getting. .Neitheroi them having hair tnatwouiareacn toineirwaisi.s ucioru uegiium iu w a..v.....
IT tS POSITIVE AND PERMANENT III ITS RESULTS.
When applied to the scalp on either old or young, it makes the hair sprout and grow thick, long and beautiful, and there
is no waiting around for weeks and months to see results, either. A ny druggist will refund the price if it does not acj
complish every result we claim. NOW at all druggists in three sizes, 25 cents, GO cents and 01 .00 per bottle.
Cnce To show how quickly Oanderinft acts we will wnd a large samr-le free l-y return mailto any on who s.nrts til artTertlsemcnl to to
IrLiELCL Knowlton Dauderiue Co., Chicago, wltll tUelr name and aiiJrttis uud locc-utalu nlvcr or suinns to pay otaKi-.
For Sale and guaranteed by Harper House Pharmacy
several months. Nerve and not skill
is all that -is rtniiUlred.
The department announces that the
change is in thf 'Interest of safeguard
ing of the public, as the government
can lose nothing on a forged order.
It is not easy to sec, however, how the
government is to recover money in the
Smith case except in holding the post
master responsible on his bond.
AM Onlera ( iiNheri.
In a case where "the order has not
been cashed, the "lose nothing" policy
of the government works admirably
but in Smith's case ail the orders were
cashed and the money disposed of be
fore discovery. Jacob Q"eller, a sa
loon keeper cashed nearly the entire
amount for Smith, but Queller imme
diately got bis money, he either depos
iting the ordtrs in a bank or cashing
them himself. (Jucllcr is being held
on a conspiracy charge. The evidence
against him is plipht, but in any event
that does not effect the recovery
of the $5.ixi(i. on the theory that Quel
ler can not produce that amount.
The government would have to fail
back on th" bank which handled some
of the orders. This would mean liti
gation of a doubtful result. That a
bank ;s liable for cashing a forged
money ori r was established in a case
in Colorado several years aero, but the
circumstances were different and it is
not clear that the rulhig will apply
in the Smith case. Most banks collect
money orders with the stipulation that
they act as the agent of the holder,
and decline- to accept responsibility
for their genuineness.
Tells Why Gotch Won Match.
Cleveland. Feb. 9. Tom Jenkins,
once champion cateh-as-catch-ean wres
tier and Ik ro of Newburg, has conn
forward with a statement explaining
how he lost his match with Frank
"Two days before the match my
right arm gave out," said he. "I had
been kicked in the right . elbow 15
years ago while working in' the mllL
The arm never gave me any trouble
until I had nearly finished my train
ing for the Gotch match. With a stiff
elbow I was at a loss what course to
pursue. If I withdrew from the match
my backer, Mark Lamb, would lose
the forfek. If I told my unfit condi
tion the house would be small and
Tom Scanlon. (lie promoter, would drop
"Certain parties took advantage of
my condition and passed around the
word to bet on Gotch. A good d'-al of
coin was wagered. Tl-fore we met on
the mat Gotch knew he had me. He
let me win the first fall. That's all
there is to it. I was disabled and dar
ed not tell of it."
Nelson and Corbett at Work.
San Francisco. Feb. 9. Nelson and
Corbett. who will fight in this city Feb.
28, are already hard at their training.
Corbett is at Rilly Shannon's road
house, near St. Ftafael. and Nelson has
gone into camp with hi3 oid friend and
ally. "Smiling" Jktzicr, of larkspur.
Corbett has been working quietly for
some time and is already in good
shape. Britt said: "I have changed
my plans, and instead of ;:oing east I
will remain here."
No Money for O'Brien and Cooiey.
Chester, I "a., Ftb. 9. The fight
grew inns ciAin
AND WE CAN
Results from its use are QUICK and PERMANENT.
FRANCES MARIE KNOWLTOS,
08O Garfield Itoalevanl, Chicago, 111.
Ag 4 Tears.
FFiAf JCES ' f.1 ARIE UFJ0l7LT0rJ
beautiful head of golden hair, thicker than the crown of glory or mosr
and her hair hauprs within 12 inches of the floor. The extraordinary hair
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scheduled at the Rroadway Athletic
j club in this city between l'hiladelphin
Jack O llrien and Fred Cook y, of Chi
' cago, did not lake place. Both pugil
ists were present, but there was not
a sufficient guarantee in the house for
the men to battle for. The police were
present, and had the fiht been pulled
off no knockout would have been al
lowed. No Change in Rules.
New York, Feb. U There will be
no change in the baseball rules in t lip
two big leagues for the season of l'tus,
all rumors to the contrary notwith
standing. This positive statement was
made by President Harry Tuliiam, of
the National league, on his return from
a western trip. President Pulliam pre
dicts the greatest season that baseball
has ever known throughout the coun
try. He took occasion to nail the ru
mor that the Itoston National club was
tf be transferred to Baltimore, declar
ing it to be "absurd and absolutely in
correct." President Pulliam said:
Do you know "The Song of 60 Years?"
There are four verses. Verse 1. Ayer's Hair Vigor makes the
hair grow. Verse 2. Ayer's Hair Vigor stops falling hair.
Verse 3. Ayer's Hair Vigor cures dandruff. Verse 4. Ayer's
Hair Vigor always restores color
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C030 l"oret Hie Ave.,
"All this talk of rule changing at the
coming meeting of the National league,
which begins at the Hotel Victoria Feb.
is the sheerest nonsense. Not a
rule will be changed. The rules are
all right now. ami we will stand pat
with the regulations as they are. The
foul strike rule, far from danger of ab
rogation, is a fixture in baseball. To
eliminate it would be to retrograde.
We might as well return to the 'catch
er back' style of play and require, as
in the old days, that the catcher should
receive the ball on the bounce. There
is no trwason why any rule shmildt bu
hanged, and none will lie. You can
bank on that."
Petri Elected Manager.
Carl Pelri has been elected general
manager of athletics at Augustana col
lege for the coming season. The col
lege girls' basketball ie;im has dis
banded for the season. The boys
teams plays Monmouth at, the local col
lege gymnasium this evening.
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