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THE REGISTER
LAMAR. .... COLORADO.
The automobile with all its perils
seems to be lesß fatal than the bath
ing suit.
It took a genius like Kipling to see
In Joe Chamberlain a subject for poet
ic treatment.
» - -
Almost any flying machine can ac
complish wonderful feats iu the In
ventor's prospectus.
The woman who crossed Abyssinia
on a mule Is receiving much credit.
But the mule did the work.
A German scientist has discovered
that the bite of the rattlesnake will
knock leprosy. So will a *■
People who go away on a holiday
and get drowned find that It inter
feres seriously with their plans.
"Is Amorlcnn literature bourgeois:"
asks Gertrude Atherton. Nay. sister.
Much of It is of a liner type than that.
At the prospect of a soap famine
that celebrated anti-bath doctor will
probably have one or two spasms of
joy.
A mountain of pure soap has been
discovered in Nevada. The tramp
problem in that state may be consid
ered solved.
Every llttlo while somebody sug
gests that the United States annex
San Domingo. Would it not be pos
sible to sink it?
The young woman who recertly
coughed up a cent, swallowed twenty
years ago. Is really entitled to some
interest on the money.
With something like 400.000,000 In
habitants to draw from, China antici
pates no trouble In filling the position
lately occupied by Mr. Wu.
It Is not true that the baseball play
er who was hif by a train in New Jer
sey instantly put up his hand to claim
the judgment of the umpire.
Gentlemen who have ships afloat
with contraband cargoes for the Jap
anese will sit up and take notice when
you mention remedies for insomnia.
The British expedition to Lhasa
must wish devoutly that Col. Pope
had been more active in pushing the
movement for good roads in Thibet.
A goat in Delaware has partaken of
a dynamite free lunch and now no
one dares to kick It. Here Is a val
uable hint for the much-abused hobo, j
Dr. Chalmers may be right In sav
ing that defective sight makes men
drink; but It does not take a scientl.t
to prove that drink makes defective
sight.
What will the poor typesetter do
when the legions of General Takahara-
Kamaharakara begin to encounter
those of General Shootemoffskykillem
offaroff?
Gen. Jlmlnez Is reported to have
returned to Santo Domingo. If this
is so it will be necessary to keep the
Santo Domingo telegraph office open
at night again.
Most of the girls will fail to sec
wherein it is of any practical Import
ance what Gov. Warfield or any other
man thinks as to the right ge for
them to marry.
A typewriter girl in the patent of
fice has copied 22,000 words in seven
hours —a world's record. All wise type
writer maids will admire her speed
and prefer their own.
Be careful where you throw your
matches. The wealth that was wiped
out last year in fires would have hired
the labor of half a million of men for
a year at S6O a month each.
A physician advises everybody to
spend all the time he can in the open
air. If rents and living expenses con
tinue to go up a good many of us will
have to spend all of our time there.
That ten-year-old boy who hanged
himself because he was compelled to
get up early In the morning might not
have been worth the piece of rope he
used had he lived a few years longer.
It is to be hoped that the bust that
the young Russian woman sculptor Is
making of Mark Twain will be as ar
tistic In all respects as some of the
other busts with which Mark has been
connected.
When the office boy learns that he
is expected to be diligent, neat, quiet,
unobtrusive, obliging, modest, accu
rate andfettentive. he begins to think
$3 is not very big pay after all. —Bos-
ton Home Journal.
It is pleasant to know that Colqm
bia Is willing to enter Into friendly
relations with the United States again.
It is depressing to live constantly In
fear of the beginning of a war that
we might not know had begun against
us.
At a cost of more than $1,100.000,
the three miles of lofty sea wall that
Is hereafter to keep destroying tidal
waves out of Galveston was completed
last week. And it Is pluck that pays,
for Galveston's ocean trade was never
so great as now.
Even the beef strike is no excuse
for a boarding house serving beans
four times a week, a boiled dinner
twice a week and fish balls on Friday.
—Worcester Telegram.
And now we presume the Telegram
editor will send a marked copy to his
landlady.
A Danish scientist has discovered a
new electric wave by means of which
he can make a typewriter work in
another room. No more novel reading
by the typewriter when the boss is
shut up in his private office.
WELLMAN’S INDICTMENT
Walter Wellman, the famous travelling Investigator
And Journalist, who is known throughout the country as
a warm friend of organized labor, has, after a careful
investigation, published a severe arraignment on the West
ern Federation of Miners.
Mr. Wellman has investigated several great strikes,
and has never hesitated to place the blame where he be
lieved it should Justly lie. He twice supported the con
tentions of John Mitchell in the anthracite coal fields of
Pennsylvania, and had the satisfaction of seeing public
opinion. President Roosevelt and the strike commission
take Ills view of the situation. Mr. Wellman has recently
published several striking letters In the Colorado situa
tion in the New York Herald. Chicago Record and other
papers, which have caused a sensation in the East. In
his last letter he summed up and gave his conclusion in
a clear, logical manner. He says the policy pursued by the
state authorities was justifiable, and he highly commends
those officials. This letter will be very useful In correct
ing public sentiment In the East, which has been misled
by the socialist press bureau nnd Its allies, at the head of
whom Is Senator Patterson. The following excerpts from
Mr. Wellman's letter will show the position he takes:
“My conclusion has been reached after two weeks of
painstaking investigation; after hearing both sides: after
sifting a mass of data furnished by the leading men of the
rival forces and by the state authorities; after scores of
extended talks with neutral citizens who were in position
to know much of the truth; after minute inquiry into the
details of various episodes which throw light upon the
question of moral responsibility, and after a conscientious
effort to make impartial, judicial analysis of all conflict
ing statements.
"This investigation was approached with a perfectly
open mind; without any bias as between the factions;
without the slightest concern for the interests of any
political party or candidate. If there was any bent of
mind or instinctive trend of sympathy on the part of the
investigator it could be found only in a general inclina
tion to take the side of the under dog against oppression
nnd wrong, to champion the cause of organized labor
wherever organized labor is wholesome and conservative
and has right behind it.
“The judgment reached Is emphatic and decisive. It
Is no halting, doubtful, divided opinion. It is no lame
and Impotent conclusion, no timid Scotch verdict, no adroit
balancing of the excesses of one party against those of
the other. In truth, any judgment would be sheer coward
ice; for I have never known a labor war in which the guilt
and responsibility of one side stood out so clearly and un
mistakably.
“This war In Colorado was precipitated by a series of
blunders on the part of the Western Federation of Miners
—blunders so wicked and atrocious that they may fairly
be called crimes. • • •
“As usual, the men responsible for this blunder worse
than a crime, this crime against their own people, are pay
ing no penalty. They draw their salaries In security. They
live In comparative luxury. Theirs Is the pleasant task
of disbursing the relief funds—slo,ooo a week—which pour
In to ameliorate the misery they have wrought. It was
not their lot to live- through the reign of terror. Their
wives have not died In the crises of nature, made more
terrible and more often fatal by an agony of fear lest
husband or son should be engulfed In the wave of crime,
anarchy, repression, which swept over the community.,
"If the leaders who precipitated this conflict had had
actual wrongs to right; if they had had a Just cause be
hind them; If they had had a fair chance to gain some
real advantage for the men and women they represented;
If. on this basis, they had made a brave and honest fight,
and lost It, no friend of labor, certainly not the writer,
would wr could condemn them.
"But these men had no right or justice behind them.
They never had a chance to win tangible advantage for
their followers. There was not a possibility that they
could achieve any practical good for the cause of organ
ized labor. Leave out of consideration for the moment all
the rights of the employers, of the communities Involved,
of society at large, and reducing everything to the nar
rower standpoint of what was good or not good for union
labor, and still It was a criminal blunder.
"In some fit of mad ambition or fanatical zeal or lust
of power or wanton love for war, these desperate leaders
made pawns and victims of the men and women whose
Interest it was their duty to guard. They wickedly entered
a conflict which they must have known could end in noth
ing but defeat and misery. Their motives may or may not
have been honorable.
"But it is as certain as fate that their action was with
out justification from ?ny point of view, and least of all
from that of organized labor itself.
"There may be differences of opinion as to whether or
not a man has the right to drown himself. But there are
no differences of opinion as to the right o< a suicide to
drag down his children, who cling to him because they be
lieve he is wise and strong. • • •
Referring to the calling out of the men at Cripple Creek
and the excellent working conditions in that camp. Mr.
Wellman says:
"It was bad enough of the federation leaders to plunge
their followers Into a useless war. It was unfair to rob
them of the right to vote on their own strike. Notwith
standing all of Mr. Haywood’s clever quibbling (he is a
smart man) the fact remains that the national convention
took the referendum away from the local unions. And for
what purposes? First, because the leaders were eager
to concentrate this great power in their own hands; sec
ond. because they knew If the question was left to the
miners themselves they would vote three to one against
a strike.
"At the Findley mine I saw the original draft and sig
natures of a document voluntarily prepared by the miners
there at the time the sympathetic strike was first talked
of. expressing sympathy for the men at Colorado City, but
declaring they saw no good reason why they should quit
work on that account. It was signed by every man In the
mine. Yet, when the order came from Denver, every man
quit work, simply through loyalty to the organization. The
same sentiment prevailed throughout the district. Only
the hot-heads and professional agitators wanted the walk
out. The great majority did not want it.
"There was no reason under heaven why they should
want it. Here were something like 4.000 men working in
and about the mines, all but about 700 members of the
union. All were content. All were working under the
so-called Waite agreement, then in force about nine years.
The minimum wage was $3 a day for eight hours' work,
and ran up to $4.50 a day for engineers. Mr. Arkins. a
local newspaper man. told me he had made a careful
census of the entire district shortly before the trouble,
and he found the average pay for ail the men in and
about the mines was $3.46 a day, and all had the eight
hour day.
"Probably there is not another mining camp in the
world where labor conditions are better than they are
Organized Band of Sluggers.
Chicago. Aug. 22.—Captain Clancy 1
of the stockyards police station said 5
to-day that a man who had been ar- 1
rested with a number of others for *
beating a non-union man employed in }
the stock yards, had confessed to him ,
that local union No. 213 of the truck- <
men's union, had unanimously voted i
to adopt slugging methods in connec- j
tion with the stock yards strike, and ■
that the 600 members of the org&niza- i
tion had been divided into squads by i
Business Agent Givens. i
here. The wages are high, the work steady, and about
SIOO a month is the smallest income, even for mere labor
ers; eight hours is the longest day; the work is clean and
nice, nothing like coal mining; there is no firedamp in the
mines, and the only dangers are of mechanical accidents;
the air in the mines, as I know from a visit to the leve!
1,200 feet below the main drift, is almost as pure and
sweet as outdoors; the men do not have to live in bunk
houses, as at many mines, but occupy their neat little
cottages scattered about on the hillsides, and ride to and
from their work in steam or electric cars with low fares;
living is but little dearer than in Chicago, single men get
ting good room and board for $5 or $6 a week; there are
plenty of amusements and recreations; good schools arc
near at hand for the children; the climate is healthful and
delightful."
As to the eight-hour excuse. Mr. Wellman makes it
clear that this question had nothing to do with the strike.
“It has been widely published that this trouble was due
to the anger of the labor people over the defeat of the
eight-hour law in the Legislature. By a large majority
the people had adopted a constitutional amendment to the
effect that 'the Legislature shall' enact an eight-hour law.
The Legislature failed to do so. It is charged thht the
corporations used money corruptly to defeat such legis
lation. I do not doubt this Is true, and there is no lan
guage strong enough adequately to condemn such crimes
by the rich. The Legislature had one Republican branch
and one Democratic. It was engaged In a long and bitter
struggle over a senatorial election. Under such circum
stances it was easy for the corporations to manipulate
things to defeat the eight-hour law.
"But the mine owners were not interested in that prop
osition. They have had the eight-hour day for many years.
The eight-hour defeat had nothing to do with bringing on
the recent troubles. To say that it had is a pretext, an
afterthought. Even the strike at Colorado City was ordered
weeks before the Legislature adjourned and while the
proposed law was still under consideration."
And as to the responsibility for the Independence sta
tion horror he says:
"That the federation Is responsible for the appalling
crime at Independence station there seems no doubt. The
mine owners declare some of the men engaged in that plot
are known, and all are prominent unionists who have fled
the country. I was given the names of these suspects in
confidence, and there is still hope of bringing them to Just
ice. Judges, lawyers and others with whom I talked agreed
that the union had deliberatery created a reign of terror,
trying to win through intimidation a fight which could
not be won on the justice of the cause. This was the opin
ion of Democratic leaders in this community, men who
are trying to use the war to their political advantage, and
who. therefore, favor the federation to as great an extent
as their consciences will permit them to do.
“A judge on the bench, though in politics opposed to
Governor Peabody, told me it was true the unions bossed
'the local officials and that it was well-nigh impossible to
convict a unionist of any crime or minor offense.
He then justifies the severe measures taken by ths
state authorities:
"I have inquired carefully into this whole question,
and my conclusion is that the deportations were, justifia
ble; that they were humane. There is a work of signifi
cance In what Secretary Hamlin of the mine owners said
to me: 'I was not willing to take the responsibility of
hanging a lot of men: I was willing to take the responsi
bility of deporting them.*
“Most of the 238 men deported were dangerous and
guilty men. Some were innocent of any wrongdoing. It
Is not denied that mistakes are made, and they are re
gretted.
"But an Innocent man deported may return and re
establish himself. An Innocent man hanged has no return
ticket.
• •••••
"When I came to Colorsdo it was with a feeling that
these deportations were a foul blot upon our civilization.
Now. I think the conditions made It necessary. Banish
ment of men has raised a great outcry in the East, but
the truth is not known. I see little to condemn in the
method employed by Governor Peabody, the military and
the citizens, and much to praise. They were confronted
with a great emergency and they met it bravely and as
humanely as they could.
“'What else could we have done’’ ask the business
men here. 'You say we might have kept the men as pris
oners. That would only have prolonged the trouble. It
would have made them martyrs. Attempts might have
been made to rescue them. That would have led to riots.
It Is a serious question how far a man may go in Interfer
ing with the rights of others while standing on his own
alleged constitutional rights. We carefully considered all
this. We believed deportation the most effective, the most
humane. We stand by It as an act of good public policy.’
"It has been said they had not right to turn these crimi
nals loose upon other communities. But the deported men
were not criminals at heart, and many of them not at all.
Their presence here was an encouragement to crime. In
any other community they would be good citizens, as some
of them had been here. Most of these men were simply
unfortunate, the victims of a criminal system. The real
culprits were the reckless leaders of their organization,
and the ‘inner circle' of dvnamitards who planted the
infernal machine and pulled the wire which exploded It.”
Mr. Wellman then indicts Messrs. Moyer and Haywood
In the following terms:
"Hence I arraign Charles H. Moyer and William Hay
wood as the men who are to be held responsible for this
crime against organized labor, this offense against our
civilization, and I offer to convict them before a jury com
posed of the leaders of the decent, honorable labor organi
zations of the county..
"The Western Federation of Miners i 6 composed for the
most part of honest and industrious men. It is their
duty to repudiate these evil geniuses, reckless, unfit, dan
gerous. if not worse. Before the Western Federation can
hold up its head among the useful and respected labor
organizations of the United States it mui purge itself of
leadership that leads to political ambition, lust for power,
anarchy and crime against its own followers and against
society.
"Moyer and Haywood have forty men in the East solicit
ing subscriptions from sympathetic union labor. They are
receiving SIO,OOO a week. I challenge them to make public
a statement of their disbursements.
"Why should union men support this organization under
its present leadership? In his annual address a year ago
President Moyer declared: ‘Trade unionism has been
proven to better the conditions of the laboring
man.’ Ever since he has advocated socialism and political
action ‘To get control of the government,* as Haywood
says.
"I advise self-respecting union men everywhere not to
give a penny to this cause.
"It is unclean.”
The duty of these squads, aecord
inS to th * confession Captain Clancy
sa >' s he obtained from his prisoner,
was to non-union men from the
street ca cs and beat them.
Alexander Brezosky. a non-union
man was lh|s moyisnf: dragge d from
an Ashland avenue car near Thlrty
eighth street, severely beaten, robbed
of his shoes and left half dead in the
gutter.
The police arrested Christian Bv
ron. Albert Allison. Marius De Busek
and John Petroskv. on a charge of be
ing Implicated In the assault.
Will Not Fight Mormonism.
La. Grange. Ore.. Aug. 22.—F. H.
Holzheimer of Pocatello. Idaho, has
tendered his resignation as Democrat
ic nominee for congressman, because
conditions have arisen since his nomi
nation regarding the Mormon question
that make it appear that a campaign
is to be waged against the Mormons
in that state, and he feels that he can
not do Justice to his party and wage
war of that kind.
STATE CAPITAL NOTES
A report lias been received at the
state engineer's office to the effect that
6.UUO feet of water per second is going
over the Kansas-Colorado dam. This
Is the largest amount of water flow
ing down the Arkansas ever reported
at this season of the year.
A Boston dispatch says: Probably
no organization ever created more en
thusiasm than the Denver drum corps
and band coming through to the G. A.
R. encampment in this city. The boys
played at all the principal points. The
reception given them at Chicago and
Toronto was most cordial, while at
Montreal Sunday evening after finish
ing a complimentary concert before
25.000 people playing popular Canadian
airs, followed by American, the crowd
J gave the Denver boys an ovation. The
cry is "On to Denver in 1905."
| Mrs. Martha Shute of the State Hor
ticultural Department Is receiving
many letters from fruit growers
throughout the state asking in regard
to fruit shipments to be made to the
state fair for exhibition. The direc
tions issued by the fair association in
dicate that fruits requiring cold stor
age may be sent by express at the ex
-1 pense of the State Fair Association.
All packages must have the full ad
dress of exhibitor on the wrapper or
box. also all kinds of fruit shipped
therein, as different varieties require
different temperature In cold storage
to obtain best results. Exhibits should
be addressed to Secretary Colorado
State Horticultural Department,
j Pueblo.
I Reports coming in from Golden indi
cate that a very successful rifle shoot is
being held by the national guard on the
range near there. The men are using
the new Krag-Jorgensou rifles and so
far have made lower scores than usual.
It is possible that Adjutant General
Bell, who is said to be a very fine shot.
I particularly with small arms, will par
i tlcipate in some of the practice work
I later. At present Colonel Verdeckberg
has made the best score. He made 36
out of a possible 50 at 200 yards, and
38 out of 50 at 300 yards. Other scores
are as follow*; Sergt. C. W. Holly,
company L, 36 at 200 yards and 34 at
300; Sergt. P. J. Hamrock. company L.
35 at 200 and 34 at 300; Private A.
Smith, company L, 35 at 200. 34 at 300;
Private Ed. Croft. 34 at 200, 33 at 300;
Col. Kennedy. 37 at 200. 24 at 300;
Private G. W. Getty, company M, 32 at
200. 34 at 300; Z. W. Underwood. 21 at
200. 11 at 300. and Captain Williams,
company M. 5 at 200 and 21 at 300.
! The government project to construct
the Gunnison tunnel am? canals, ln-
I voicing an outlay of $2.0(k*.000, has hit
' another snag. But Ihe government of
ficials who have charge of the matter
believe that it will not prove a lasting
obstacle. In the preliminaries leading
j to the letting of the big contracts, the
' opposition in the district has succeeded,
j Certain requirements of the secretary
of the interior were defeated for the
time being at a meeting of the share
holders last Wednesday, as a two-thirds
j vote was necessary to adopt. The mi
nority of the landholders in the
irrigation district seek to over
throw the federal government
1 plan and return to the state
law. Around Grand Junction a feeling
is being created or manufactured that
the construction of the canal and feed
ers could be done better and cheaper
through local control. The state law
i gives permission to a community to
! form an improvement district and dis
pose of bonds to raise money to meet
the work. This plan is being advocated.
It is claimed that the local persons who
| want to dispose of the bonds are at the
head of the project to depose the fed
eral government officials.
Henry J. Hersey. assistant attorney
general, is engaged In preparing pa
pers in the case of the Hard Land
Company of Pueblo, in which the state
will bring suit for title to about twen
ty-five acres of land in the city of
Pueblo, now held by the company. The
Hard Land Company claims ownership
to the property through the laws of ac
cretion. which state that when land is
owned along the course of a stream
and through some cause the stream
changes its course the ownership of
the river bed vests in the party which
owns the adjoining property. The
! case, which will come up before Judge
Dixon or Judge Voorhees. is one in
which the twenty-five acres in ques
tion were added to the holdings of the
Hard Company through the con
: struction of levees by the city and
state. The company built houses upon
the property, and is at present r*lued
1 at about $1,000,000.
I Extensive preparations are being
made by the Woodmen of the World
, for a big fall jubilee and festival of the
order to be held in Denver from Octo
ber 13th to 15th. The Jubilee will
take the general nature of the usual
fall festival that has been given in this
city by the Festival of Mountain and
Plain committee and was only decided
upon when it was decided by the festl
-1 val association not to give such a cele
j bration this year. The Woodmen claim
to be the largest co-operative associa
t tion in the city and state and. It is
claimed, has enough outside lodges to
make the affair a success. The pro
gram for the celebration is as follows;
; Beginning October 13th there will be
a reception to all visiting lodges in the
I forenoon. In the afternoon an lndus
-1 trial parade will be given and in the
evening a great barbecue and pyro
technic exhibition will be given at
‘ some park in the city. On the after
noon of the following day there will be
a festival parade and in the evening a
ball. On October 15tli there will be
games, sports. Indian dances, a band
contest and competitive drills of uni
form ranks of the Woodmen. In the
j evening an initiation of candidates will
I be held by the lodge and this will be
followed by a midnight torchlight pa
rade. with illuminated automobiles
and other features.
Mosquito Bite Causes Death.
Chicago. Aug. 20. —August Ander
son. a farmer of Starke county. Indi
ana. is dead in a Chicago hospital from
the bite of a mosquito.
Anderson suffered a slight injury
which caused an abrasion of the skin
on his right hand. A mosquito bit him
In the abrasion and a few days later
Anderson began to suffer intensely.
He came to Chicago for treatment, but
blood poisoning resulted.
Rapid Fire Gun for Protection
Zelgler. 111.. Aug. 20.—A rapid fire
gun from the north blockhouse has been
placed in a steel gondola, manned by
four gunners, doubly armed with re
volvers and magazine rifles, added to
a company of twenty-five Zelgler
guards and sent cut as escort to fright
ened trainmen who refused to go
through Christopher without sufficient
protection. The train returned bring
ing twenty-six non-union mine work
ers. The train met with no armed op
position.
COLORADO NEWS ITEMS
The soldiers recently in service in
different parts of this state have been
paid off.
Heavy storms have done much dam
age in the vicinity of Trinidad. Sever
al bridges were washed out.
Heavy rains continue to cause the
railroads a great deal of trouble in the
southern and western parts of Colo
rado
A handcar containing a gang of sec
tion men was run into by a special
train near Rockwood. A Mexican
named Eiisio Martinez was killed and
Johnnie Welch, a nine-year-old son of
the section boss, was seriously hurt.
Rural free delivery routes to be
established September 15th in Colo
rado are: Lamar. Prowers county,
route 2. population, 450. house* on
route, 90; Prowers, Bent county,
.route 1, population 460, houses on
route, 92.
Nearly $250,000 will be paid the
farmers of the Grand valley. Colorado,
for their sugar beets alone this fall.
Four thousand acres of beets are un
der cultivation in the valley, which
means a production of about 3,500 tons
of sugar.
The establishment of the new plant
of the Dumont Powder Company near
Pueblo, Colorado, means an. addition
to the production of the steel plant of
the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company.
Arrangements have been made for the
last-mentioned company to manufac
ture 2,500 sheet-steel cans per day for
the use of the powder factory.
One of the most elaborate celebra
tions ever planned in Colorado Is be
ing considered by the residents of
Colorado Springs, to commemorate the
discovery of Pike's Peak. The cen
tennial anniversary of Zebulon Pike's
first view of thi3 famous mountain
falls on November 6. 1906, and al
ready the people of Colorado Springs
have begun preparations for a fitting
celebration of the day.
The first Inter-Mountain Festival,
which was held in Idaho Springs on
the ISth. was a decided success.
Trains from Denver were crowded to
their utmost capacity and it can be
safely estimated that the visitors in
the city numbered fully 3,000. Among
the sports of the day were races of
all kinds, an ore shoveling contest,
firemen's contests, bronco busting, a
balloon ascension, and dancing.
The Colorado Telephone Company In
tends to extend Its line from Portland,
a cement manufacturing town east of
Canon City, to the farm houses and
ranches along Beaver creek. This sec
tion of the Arkansas valley is densely
populated and it will give the people
direct connection with the markets of
the county and state, which will be of
great benefit to them in marketing
their crops and fruits. The fruit crop
will be a big one this year.
Suits "for $150,000 alleging slander and
libel in connection with the Big Five
Mining Company, l ave been filed in the
Federal Court against George A. Suf
fa. the Boston stockholder, by Nathan
C. Merrill and William P. Daniels.
There are threq causes for action and
the damages to the extent of $50,000 is
asked for each. The allegations in both
complaints are practically the same,
and have to deal with statements al
leged to have been made, and articles
which it is alleged have been printed
through the instrumentality of Suffa.
A bronco busting contest for the
championship of the world will be
held at the fair grounds at Glenwood
Springs. Saturday and Sunday. August
27th and 28th. O. L. Grimaley of
Meeker, who holds the world's cham
pionship. which was won by him last
year at Glenwood. will defend his title
against all comers. It is expected that
upward of forty cowboys will compete
and fifty outlaw horses will be select
ed for their use. In addition to this
event there will be a one and
a half mile relay race for cow horses,
a cowgirl race. a cowboy race and a
cowboy dance to be held at the opera
house Saturday night. George C.
Blakely of Pueblo has charge of the
arrangements.
The postoffice department has issued
an order changing rhe spelling of the
name of the Canon City postoffice to
Canyon City, the new spelling to be
come effective September Ist. at which
time Robert S. Lewis succeeds Guy U.
Hardy as postmaster The change was
made at the instigation of the Atchi
son. Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Com
pany. which for some time has spelled
the name of Its station with a
Much opposition to the proinised
change has developed and at a special
meeting of the city council strong reso
lutions were adopted protesting against
the change, and aski«; that the order
be annulled. The (hanging of the
name of the station by the Santa Fe
company was done against the wishes
of the community and there Is scarcely
a single one of the S.OOO patrons of the
postoffice who favors the change. The
Canon City postoffice was established
December 13. 186 b. and is the only
office In the United States of the same
name.
Nearly $500,000 will be spent upon
nursery sites on the Pike's Peak for
est reserve by the United States gov
ernment within the next thirty years,
for which time the nurseries have" been
leased, according to C. A. Scott of
Washington. D. C.. who was detailed
by the Washington forestry bureau to
Inspect the reserves southwest of this
city before the leases were signed.
Mr. Scott, who is in charge of the
Dismal river forest reserve in Nebras
ka. has returned from an inspection of
the nursery sites selected by Expert
Clyde Leavitt, and states that they
are splendidly adapted .for raising
trees from the seed. He says that
the government has closed negotia
tions for a thirty-years' lease and will
spend from SIO,OOO to 515.000 annual
ly upon the sites. At the last figure
named the bureau will have expended
$450,000 upon this section at the ex
piration of thirty years, which Im
provement. it is expected, will be of
incalculable benefit to the Pike's Peak
region. Clyde Leavitt, in charge of
tue reserves, states that work will
commence upon the Clyde nursery
next week, when men will begin to
clear the ground. Within two weeks
the collection of Engleman spruce and
lumber pine seeds will begin. Perma
nent buildings will be erected at the
Clyde nursery.
Work has commenced on another
huge enterprise for the utilization of
Colorado's tremendous water power.
The Animas Power Company’s plant on
the Animas river, between Durango
and Sllverton. will be ready for opera
tloii.by May Ist next. The entire flow
of Cascade creek will be diverted and
carried over a cliff 1.000 feet high in
great steel pipes. The power thus ob
tained will develop 6.000 horse-power
of electricity, which can be distributed
over a radius of 100 miles to Durango.
Sllverton. Ouray and other points, for
smelters, mills, lighting of towns, etc.
If the demand warrants the company
will Increase to 12.000 horse-power.
Costs to cents and equals 20 cuts
„o rth ol any other kind ol blu, K .
Won’t Freeze, Spill, Brek
Nor Spot Clothes
DIRCCTIONR FOR ÜBII \
around in the Water •
At all wise Grocers.
If a man doesn't break anything else \
when he slips on a banana peel he la \
pretty sure to break one of the com- t
mandments.
Every housekeeper should know
that if they will buy Defiance Cold
Water Starch for laundry use they
will save not only time, because it
never sticks to the iron, but because
each package contains 16 oz.—one full
pound—while all other Cold Water
Starches are put up In 94-pound pack
ages, and the price is the same, 10
cents. Then again because Defiance
Starch Is free from all injurious chem
icals. If your grocer tries to sell you a
12-oz. package it is because he has
a stock on hand which he wishes to
dispose of before he puts in Defiance.
He knows that Defiance Starch has
printed on every package in large let
ters and figures “16 ozs.” Demand
Defiance and save much time and
money and the annoyance of the iron
■ticking. Defiance never stick*.
An artist’s model does well if she
makes a bare living.
Many Children Are Sickly.
Mother Gray's Sweet Powders forChildren,
used by Mother Gray, a nurse in Children's
Home, New York, cure Summer Complaint,
Feverishness,Headache.Stomach Troubles,
Teething Disorders and Destroy Worms. At
all Druggists’, 25c. Sample mailed FREE.
Address Allen S. Olmsted, Le Roy, N. Y.
The Standard Oil trust refuses to
throw any light on the dispute as to
which party It Is going to support.
Storekeepers report that the extra
quantity, together with the superior
quality of Defiance Starch makes It
next to impossible to sell any other
brand.
When doctors disagree the coroner
Is often called In to decide.
Plso s Cure Is the best fhedicine we ever used
for all affections of the throat and lungs.—Wm.
O. KNDSI.et, Vanburen. Ind., Feb. 10. 1000.
It’s an awful stupid boy that Ills
mother doesn't think smarter than his
father.
Mrs. Winslow’s Soothing Syrup.
For children teething, soften* tb« gum*, reduce* hy
flusmtUuD, aliaya paw,cure* windcollu. 2Sc * bom*.
Probably the humane landlord bars
children from his flat because they
wouldn't have room In It to grow.
JOL
■ Every housewife gloat* pi
■ over finely starched H
■ linen and white goods. Eg
■ Conceit Is justifiable ■
I after using Defiance fl
■ Starch. It gives a B
■ stiff, glossy B
■ ness to the clothes H
nj and does not rot B
Jj them. It is abso- B
lutely pure. It is gy
im the most economical
| f because It goes 1\
If farthest, does more ■!
W and costs less than If
others. To be had of all Mi
I grocers at 16 oz. 1
for ioc. I
U THE DEFIANCE STARCH CO, I
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Denver Directory
CT7 IVV KKPAIKS of nerr known make of
*4 J-' ' L «tov*. furnace or raug*. GEO. A.
Pt LI.EN, law I.AWHKNCE BT.. Den'S-. PhoneTJS
1 \EXVEH HCMMXS INIVKRBITY. W.STth
Are. aid Hryant, "fn»-r. Booakeeplng rhort
band. Typewriting. Summer rate* now. fall terra
September stb. i stalogue fiwe.
-Oxford Hotel. 1 .
Denrer. One block from Union Depot. Fire-proof.
C. U. MORSE, Mgr.
The Colorado Tent & Awning Co.
Lawn Swing*. Camp Furniture. Largect Cotton
Duck House In the West. Write lor Illu«lrate.l
Catalogue. Denver. Colo.
DENVER BEST g RY
Aueoiuteiy pur,., t.en.l for our New Premium L!»t.
The Oeynei-ltc Nonp Mfg. Company, Denver.
Carriage Painf
Composed of the purest and most
permanent colors ground in varnish;
color card; ask your dealer or write u.«.
THE HUMPHREY - JONES MERCANTILE CO.
npvvPD lßl Arapahoe Street.
DLXTfcH, - COLORADO.
Thompson’* Ey* Wotor
BEGGS’ BLOOD PURIFIER
CURES catarrh of the stomach.
w X U —DENVER—NO. 35.—1904.
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