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TIIE REGISTER
LAMAR .... COLORADO
SUCCESSOR TO
DR. AYLESWORTH
MEMBER OF FACULTY NEW PRES
IDENT OF COLORADO AGRI
CULTURAL COLLEGE.
PROFESSOR 0. A. LORY
COLORADO MAN EDUCATED IN
STATE NORMAL SCHOOL
AND UNIVERSITY.
Fort Collins. —Charles Alfred Lory
Is the new president of the Colrado
Agricultural College.
Mr. Lory, for the last four years pro
fessor of physics and dean of electri
cal engineering at the college, was
chosen by the State Board of Agricul
ture Wednesday afternoon to succeed
Dr. Barton O. Aylcsworth. He ac
cepted.
Announcement of his selection was
hailed with great satisfaction on all
sides, and especially among the stu
dent body and members of the college
faculty. Ilia choice was unanimous.
Governor Shafroth, In speaking of the
matter, said:
“I believe he Is the proper man for
the place. From a close investigation
1 find him well qualified to take the
place at the head of the college an<J
conduct its affuirs in an able manner.”
The selection was n great surprise
to everyone, but to none more so than
Professor His election is for
only one year, but It Is believed that
at the end of that time he will be
chosen permanently. This was Indi
cated by President Edwards and oth
ers of the board.
Professor Lory Is thirty-seven years
old, being horn in Sardis, Ohio, in 1872.
He attended the public schools there
and came to Colorado when sixteen
years of age, settling in Loveland. He
began farming in that vicinity and
studied practical agriculture until
1895, when he entered the Normal
school at Greeley, from which institu
tion ho graduated three years later.
He then entered the University of Col
orado and graduated in the scientific
course In 1901. He continued his stud
ies there and secured the degree of
master of Bcience in 1902.
From Boulder ho went to Cripple
Creek, where he was principal of the
high school for two years. He returned
to Boulder In 1904 and served one year
ns professor of physics, in the absence
of Doctor Dunne. He came to Fort Col
lins September 1, 1905, to accept the
professorship of physics, and when the
course in electrical engineering was
Instituted in 1907, he was made dean
of the department.
Agricultural College Graduates.
Fort Collins.—Former Governor Alva
Adnms delivered the commencement
address at the Colorado Agricultural
College Thursday and Dr. Aylesworth,
the retiring president, delivered the di
plomas. In doing so he told of the
pleasant experiences of his ten years
service with the college and commend
ed the students of the graduating class
for their loyalty to him and to the
college.
After the diplomas were awarded.
Dr, Aylesworth Introduced his succes
sor, Prof. Charles A. Lory, who, in a
few words, told of the surprise which
had come to him in being selected
president of the institution and re
peated what he had said four years
ago, when he came to the college, that
he would give it his best.
The graduating class comprised: .7.
Vernon Ayres, Fort Collins; Fred J.
Barnes. Fort Collins; Edwin S. Bice,
Wellsville, Kan.; Ben T. Counter,
Brighton; Robert E. Hughes. I.ognu,
Utah; Ralph E. IJttler, Fort Collins;
Leroy J. Mathias, Rigby, Ida.; T. Chase
McPherson, Colorado Springs; Ignatius
Meza. Mexico City, Mexico; Allen P.
Mowry. Saginaw, Mich.; Don H. Peo
ples, Carrlzozo. N. M.; Onnn Pesman,
Theslnge, Holland; Earle K. Ramsey,
Crook; l.awrence J. Reid, Fort Mor
gan; Oliver J. Ripple. Denver; Dean
Stuver, Fort Collins; Edward G. Seld
ensplcker, Castle Rock; Francis J.
Sopp. Fort Collins; Bob S. Tedmon,
Fort Collins; Wendelboe, Ijo
gan, Utah; Scott Wisner, Fort Collins;
Ulchi Stimotsu, Sakai, Japan.
State Normal School.
Greeley.—The graduation of the sen
ior class of the State Normul School
June 9th brings the number of grad
uates of this school since its organi
zation in 1890 up to 1,550. Out of this
number nearly 1,000 are or have been
teachers and nearly all the 200 mem
bers of this year's class have secured
schools. Summer school will open
June 22nd nnd an attendance of 600 is
expected. Oklahoma and other states
will send large delegations to attend
the State Normal School this year.
have been completed
for the ™ylng of the cornerstone of
the SSO,OOO court house in process of
erection at Sterling by the Colorado
Masonic grand lodge Jtine 19th. The
foundation has been finished. The
building is to be completed in Decem
ber.
The consecration of the Rev. Benja
min Brewster as Episcopal bishop of
wester* Colorado will take place In
Salt Lake City June 17th.
Pueblo is preparing to make a strong
effort to secure the National Irriga
tion Congress for 1910.
A contract has been signed between
the Mesa County irrigation district
and the Palisade irrigation district by
which the latter assumes control of
both ditches under a long-term lease.
Five thousand acres of land is in
volved. This action settles long stand
ing differences.
CONDENSATION
OF FRESH NEWS
THE LATEST IMPORTANT DIS
PATCHES PUT INTO BHORT,
CRISP PARAGRAPHS.
STORY OF THE WEEK
• HOWINQ THE PROGRESS OP
EVENTB IN OUR OWN AND
FOREIGN LANDS.
WESTERN NEWS.
Three persons were killed and a
number Injured by a tornado at Ypsl
lantl. North Dakota, on the 29th ult.
Tho Tennessee Pass tunnel on the
Denver & Rio Grande railroad, that
caved In over two weeks ago, was re
opened May 31st.
The druggists of Gratiot county,
Mich., have adopted a resolution bind
ing themselves not to sell liquor, even
on prescriptions. The county recently
voted “dry.”
A special dispatch to the Los An
geles Times from El Centro, says: All
Imperial valley is excited over reports
of a mysterious nirshlp which is tak
ing nightly flights over Salton sea.
The University of Wisconsin base
ball team has received an invitation
to play a series of twelve games with
Kelo university in Toklo, Japan. It Is
believed that the faculty will consent.
The first flight of an aeroplane ever
mado in Texas occurred at Brownsville
on the Ist Inst., when Prentiss New
man, the Inventor, ascended about 73
feet nnd covered a distance of 300
yards.
The present bullion output of tho
mills of Nevada Is said to indicate an
Increased production over that of any
previous year nnd an Increase above
the estimate of $18,000,000 placed upon
the gold - nnd silver production for tho
year 1909 by the state bullion tax col
lector.
There was 4,400 tons of coa! pro
duced at the Van Houten mine. Van
Houten, N. M., May 28th, nnd the. limit
for a ten hour day has not been
reached. It Is believed this day’s pro
duction Is a record breaker for all
mines in New Mexico and Colorado.
Much excitement is reported at Ar
tesia, N. M., over an oil strike at the
lepth of 1,000 feet in a well that was
aeing drilled for water a few miles
from the town. It is believed by ex
perts that it will be a hundred barrel
well. Many other wells are being
started.
At Kansas City on the 29tli ult. the
Jury in the case of James Sharp or
‘‘Adam God,” charged with the mur
der of Policeman Michael Mullano iu
a religious riot here December Bth,
last, returned n verdict of guilty of
murder in the second degree and
Sharp was sentenced to twenty-five
years in the Sharp's
wife, Melissa, Is to be tried for murder.
All Indian fighters In the United
States and elsewhere who served iu
the frontiers either iu the regular
army or volunteers prior to Jnnuary 1,
1882, nnd were honorably discharged,
are requested to send their names and
addresses to C. R. Hauser, secretary
treasurer Indian Fighters’ Association,
1643 Market street, Denver, Colo.; also
to send the name of the company and
reigment in which they served.
GENERAL NEWS.
The state of Michigan has trained
35,000 youpng men and women at its
university.
Five members of what is known as
the ‘‘millionaire fire company” were
seriously injured by a falling wall
while fighting a fire which destroyed
a large barn owned by D. E. W. Pow
ell, at Bryn Mawr. a fashionable su
burb of Philadelphia. Several very
wealthy men nre members of the vol
unteer company.
A Chicago paper publishes an affi
davit sworn to by Alois Jaeger, a
masseur of Chicago, in which he states
that in 1874-75 he was valet to Johann
Salvator, archduke to Austria, and that
on June Ist at PalnesvlUe, Ohio, he
recognize the Johann Salvator of
that city as the lost archduke.
John F. Stevens has resigned as
vice president of the New York, New
Haven & Hartford railroad, and will
go to the railroad systems of James
J. Hill. Stevens will make an exten
sive report on the Hill roads, and then
become the hend of either the Great
Northern or the Northern Pacific.
At Bloomington, 111., on Memorial
Day Bloomington and Decatur of the
Three "I” league broke the world’s
professional record for long baseball
games In a contest which went twen
ty-six innings, Decatur winning, 2 to 1.
The first ten innings were played In
a steady drizzle.
The Philadelphia street car strike
has been settled. The men will re
ceive 22 cents an hour and ten hours
will constitute a day’s work.
The fifty-first general assembly of
the United Presbyterian church, which
has just closed its session at Knox
ville, decided to submit the psalmody
to presbyteries to be voted upon ns a
whole. The home mission board was
instructed to enter into cities of the
West and irrigated territory recently
opened. Ministers were Instructed by
amendment to the church doctrine not
to marry persons who have been di
vorced except on scriptural grounds.
Harry K. Thaw must remain in the
Slate asylum for the crlmnal
insane at Mattenwan under a de
cision just rendered by the Appellate
division of the Supreme Court in
Brooklyn.
The federal grand Jury at Mobile in
dicted nine citizens, including two
court officers, on charges of peonage
and conspirng to commit peonage. Ac
cording to District Attorney Arm
brecht, negroes have been held In pe
onage. There is alleged to have been a
conspiracy between plantation own
ers and county officers.
Life insurance companies distributed
$330,811,000 in the United States and
Canada last year for death claims and
material endowment according to the
annual compilation of the Jnsurance
Press.
Lieut. Gen. Arthur MacArthur, rank
ing officer of the army, was placed on
the'retired list June 2nd by operation
of the law on account of age and the
grade of lieutenant general has ceased
to exist In tho army.
The will of Bridget Torpy, for twen
ty-seven years a cook In the family of
Mrs. N. B. Taft, as filed In New York
city leaves $30,000, the savings of a
lifetime, to Janies Edward Johnson, a
negro, who had been her assistant.
Justice William Gaynor of the appel
late division of the New York Supreme
Court, in a letter adressed to Mayor
McClellan, denounces the police prac
tice of photographing for the “rogues’
gallery" prisoners who have not been
convicted.
A meeting between Emperor Will
iam and Emperor Nicholas has been
arranged and will take place in the
waters of the Finnish gulf. The exact
date of the meeting will be decided
upon later, but It probably will be
Juno 17th.
Beginning with June Ist, 1,200
agents of the New York Life Insur
ance Company of which Darwin P.
Kingsley Is president, were dropped
from the company’s service on account
of the law of the state prohibiting any
company writing more than $150,000,-
000 of new business In any one year.
The relief department of the Penn
sylvania railroad during the year 1908
paid the sum of $1,373,856.43 to em
ployes or their families on account of
illness or natural deaths. The amount
paid on account of accidents was $547,-
353.05. Since tho relief department
was established in 1886, tho total pay
ments to employed and their families
have amounted to $26,272,102.24.
The Panama libel case against the
owners of the Indianapolis Mews hns
been continued in the Federal court at
Indianapolis until October 11th, to
give the government opportunity to
produce as witnesses Frank Hitchcock
and Norman E. Mack, certain mem
bers of the office force and J. P. Mor
gan and certain government officials
n Washington.
On June 3rd the one hundred and
first anniversary of the birthday of
Jefferson Davis was observed In Nor
folk, Portsmouth, and other Virginia
cities by the presentation of "crosses
of honor” to veteran Confederates
with an innovation including the pre
sentation of similar honors to widows
and desceadents of Confederate sol
diers.
Resenting the statement of David
Starr Jordan, president of Leland Stan
ford University, that "France by her
own confession Is a weak and decad
ent nation." which was made In an ad
dress at Bryn Mawr College on the
subject of "War and Mankind," Prof.
Luclen Foulet, Instructor In French
literature, arose from his seat on the
platform and, exclaiming, ‘‘lt is not
so!” left tho building.
The copper exports for May totaled
31,423 tons, or but a trifle under 70,-
000,000 pounds, a figure 2,250,000
pounds above the heavy exports for
the previous month. That the copper
situation is stronger is evident from
the fact that copper consuming con
cerns have Increased their consump
tion to the extent of fifteen per cent,
over what It was in the first quarter
of the current year.
After some of them had spent twen
ty years of their life in the leper set
tlement on the Island of Molokai, ten
of eleven supposed lepers who were
returned to Honolulu at the Instance
of the territorial legislative committee
for re-examination, have been found
free of the disease. Of these, two are
boys of six and seven years, but the
others vary In age from twenty-seven
to seventy-nine, and some of them
have spent many years In the settle
ment.
NEWS FROM WASHINGTON.
In order to study the intensity of
the sun’s rays and the effect of any
variation in them upon the earth, C.
G. Abbott, director of the Smithsonian
Astrophysical observatory, has left
Washington for Mount Wilson, Cal.,
where he will remain during the sum
mer and fall making obstrvatlons.
Tho income tax amendment intro
duced by Senator Cummins provides
for a tax of 2 per cent, on all incomes
of individuals or corporations over $5,-
000 a year. A feature is included which
is intended to eliminate double taxa
tion by allowing a rebate to the indi
vidual stockholder of a corporation
whose dividend assessment has beeu
paid through the corporation itself.
Teachers throughout the country
have been Invited by United States For
ester Plnchot to co-operate with the
forest service in an effort to obtain
more definite knowledge of the charac
teristics of the most important forest
trees of the United States. To do this
it will be necessary to obtain a large
number of volunteer observers who
will collect material on the time of
leafing, blossoming and fruiting of the
various kinds of forest trees.
Through the efforts of Representa
tive Taylor a pardon has been granted
by President Taft today to W. H. Hil
dreth, of Basalt, Colo., who has served
thirteen months’ time of an eighteen
months’ sentence for embezzlement of
postoffice funds.
To bring the coffin containing the
body of William Penn, which now re
poses in a practically abandoned ceme
tery in Buckingham, Eng., to this coun
try and have It Interred on the banks
of the Delaware river, is the object of
a movement just launched in Con
gress.
The officers of the signal corps of
the army, who have conducted all of
the aeronautical tests for the United
States government, are greatly en
couraged by the reports of Zeppelin’s
great flight. They believe that It will
have the effect of arousing public in
terest in the United States to support
the desires of the army officers for a
suitable appropriation for the aero
nautical work. General Allen, chief
signal oficer, favors the Zeppelin type
of airship In preference to the aero
plane for army purposes.
BALLOON RACE
WON BY INDIANA
WINNERS OF ENDURANCE RACE
WERE IN THE AIR TWENTY
TWO HOURS.
GREAT NATIONAL RACE
BALLOONS STARTED AT INDIAN
APOLIS MOVING TOWARD PEN
SACOLA, FLORIDA.
Indianapolis. June C.—Three of the
nine balloons starting in the national
distance race of the Aero Club of
America and the endurance test of the
Aero Club of Indiana, yesterday, have
landed. One. the Indiana, entered in
the national race, is reported to have
dropped to earth at Shackle Island,
Tenn., this evening, taking on water
and sailing off south.
Two balloons, it was reported from
Nashville, were sighted about fifty
miles south of that city.
The balloons landing were the Chi
cago, the largest balloon entered,
which came down at Scottsville, Ky.,
and the Indianapolis, with Dr. Goethe
Link and R. J. Irvine of Indianapolis,
which landed at Westmoreland, Tenn.;
the Ohio, with Dr. H. W. Thompson
of Salem, 0., and J. Blake, of Canton,
0., which landed last night at Nash
ville, Ind.
Under the rules of the National Aer
anautlc Federation, Carl Fisher and
his aide, G. L. Brumbaugh, were dis
qualified by landing and proceeding
again.
The Indiana endurance race was won
by Doctor Link and R. J. Irvine in the
Indlannpolis. They were in the air
about twenty-two hours.
The Chicago was second and the
Ohio third. The record Is forty-four
hours, held by Alfred Le Blanc of
France, who started in the Interna
tional race from St. Louis October 21,
1907, for the James Gordon Bennett
cup.
If the balloons still competing in
t»ie national race now on continue due
south they will have to land near Pen
sacola, G 75 miles from Indianapolis,
and therefore would have no chance of
beating the record.
Taft Not Coming West.
Washington -The visit of President
Taft to Colorado In August Is off. He
may possibly go to Colorado early In
the fall, when he expects to make
some sort of western trip. The ill
ness of Mrs. Taft has given the Presi
dent great concern and he has re
solved finally to abandon his summer
trip and not make the journey until
she has recovered. If Mrs. Taft’s
health Is ben<-r by fall the President
will visit tin* Alaskan-Yukon Exposi
tion, nnd look in on Colorado going or
coming.
President. Taft called Senator Gug
genheim lo the White House Friday
and expressed his regret over being
obliged to decline the many invitations
extended Idm by Colorado citizens and
commercial bodies. He told Senator
Guggenheim that the physicians had
decided that Mrs. Taft’s health would
not permit of her taking the western
journey and that under the circum
stances he did not care to take the
long and arduous trip, but would re
main near his wife at Beverly, Mass.,
tho summer executive home.
Dirigible Balloon Lines.
Paris. The French Aerial League
has perfected plans for lines of dirigi
ble balloons from Paris respectively to
Nancy, Lyons, Pau and Rouen. Five
dirigibles will be employed in this
service. Their length will be between
sixty nnd eighty meters. Two will
have a capacity of 4,500 cubic meters,
one of 5."00 and one of 7,000 cubic
meters. All will be capable of an av
erage speed of fifty kilometers (thir
ty-one inib-s) an hour.
One of the dirigibles, which has
been named “Willie Nancy,” has been
constructed and the Parls-Nancy line,
with a daily service in good weather,
will be inaugurated in September. In
this service stops will be made at
Meaux and Rhelms.
Henry IX*utsch de la Meurthe, who
offered the prize of $20,000 which
Santos Dumont won by circumnavigat
ing the Eiffel tower in 1900, as well
as many aeroplane prizes, has contrib
uted a large sum to the enterprise.
Death of Colonel McClure.
Philadelphia.—Col. Alexander Kelly
McClure, prothonotary of the Supreme
and Superior Courts of Pennsylvania
and for ninny years a prominent figure
in politics and journalism, died of a
complication of diseases Incident to
age Sunday at his home In Walling
ford, Delaware county, at the age of
eighty-one years.
Denver Pathfinder in Mexico City.
Mexico City.—Fred Spooner, Will
iam Knlpper and James M. Howard,
in the pathfinder machine for the flng
to-flag automobile race from Denver
to Mexico City via El Paso next Octo
ber, reached here Thursday from Tula,
which point was reached only after a
hard ride over rocky mountain roads
for sixtv-five miles in eighteen hours.
During the journey the pathfinder cov
ered exactly 2,400 miles in the 30-
horse-power automobile nnd of this dis
ance 2,100 miles represented the route
of the tour.
Niagara Falls Tragedy.
Niagara Falls, N. Y. —Aaron Cohen
of Buffalo saw his young wife leap
into tho swirling river between Sec
ond and Third Sisters Islands Sunday
afternoon, only 150 feet above the
brink of the cataract. Without a mo
ment’s hesitation he followed her,
caught her hand and struggled des
perately to save her. Mrs. Cohen
died in her husband’s arms, and he be
came so weak that the body slipped
sway. He was rescued by ropes after
being in the water over an hour.
COLORADO ITEMS
A six-foot vein of fine lignite coal
lias been opened In a cross-cut being
made at the Parfet clay banks, south
of Golden.
The tipple, boiler and engine house
of the Calumet Coal Company near
Durango, burned on the night of the
2nd inst. Loss about $40,000.
A $42,000 bond issue for the pur
pose of building a new high school was
authorized in an election at Grand
Junction. Less than 100 votes were
cast.
Supervisor A. J. Spengel has Intro
duced an ordinance in the Denver City
CounciJ to tax all kinds of vehicles for
the creation of a fund to be used In
street Improvements.
Owing to a change In date, the an
nual conference of the Methodist
church of Colorado will be held in Pu
eblo on September Ist this year, in
stead of September Bth, as first an
nounced.
Fifty homeseekers are traveling
daily via the Moffat road to Routt
county where 200,000 acres of govern
ment land are now open to entry. They
come from the East and are from all
parts of the United States.
The eighteenth anniversary of the
Cripple Creek District Pioneers’ As
sociation, falling on Sunday, July 4th,
memorial services will be held on that
day and the graves of the pioneers will
be fittingly decorated.
It cost J. H. Clark SIOO to treat a
friend to a drink of whisky at Mont
rose. Extracting a flask from his pis
tol pocket, he presented It to tho
friend on a street corner, was imme
diately arrested and fined SIOO.
The Great Western Sugar Company
will add several hundred jars of fruit
to its display at the Capitol building
In Denver, the object being to show
that the sugar made from Colorado
beets is just as good, if not superior to
the cane sugar, for preserving pur
poses.
The United States civil service com
mission announces an examination on
June 20th at its rooms in the Federal
building, Denver, to secure eligibles
from which to make certification to
fill vacancies in the position of timber
cruiser under the chief of the field di
visions of the general land office at
$7 a day.
The Denver Park board announces
the following schedule for amuse
ments in the City park for the month
of June. On Sunday, Wednesday and
Saturday nights the electric fountain
at City park will be illuminated, and
there will be an open air concert by
Garglulo’s band every evening, as well
as on Saturday and Sunday after
noons.
The commercial value to Trinidad of
the new state highway was illustrated
when tho Santa Fe reduced freight
rates between Trinidad and La Junta
from 23 cents to 15 cents per hundred
weight. Teamsters had been making
contracts for hauling freight between
the two points at 15 cents per hun
dred.
Somewhere in the neighborhood cf
$370,000,000 In gold coin, the greater
portion of which has been brought
from San Francisco, is now stored in
the vaults of the Denver mint. Tho
last shipment of about $6,000,000 ar
rived on the Ist inst. in a special ex
press car belonging to the Wells-Far
go company, which was loaded down
with armed guards.
Governor Shafroth, by the advice of
the attorney general, has refused to
pay the reward of SSOO offered for the
arrest and conviction of the murderer
of William Collier, which was claimed
by Sheriff Clapp of Boulder county,
who arrested Mayhew for the
crime. Mayhew, after confessing,
committed suicide in Jail. The county
commissioners refuse to pay a like re
ward.
In the contests betwen the high
schools of Routt county, held at Hay
den, Steamboat got first place in the
oratorical contest, Hayden second and
Craig third. In the field sports Craig
made 71 points. Steamboat, 21 and
Hayden 18. Craig also won the relay
race, getting a beautiful banner. A
ball game between the regular teams
of Craig and Hayden resulted in vic
tory for Craig.
The State Supreme Court has
handed down a decision denying the
application of Henry E. Woklcke for a
writ of supersedeas, which went up
from the District Court at Boulder,
which held that the election held in
Nederland April Bth, when the tdwn
voted to become anti-saloon territory,
was legal. The writ was applied for
in behalf of a saloon which will now
be closed.
The largest acreage of seed pota
toes ever planted on one farm In Weld
county, Colorado, is on the ranch of
James E. Graham and his son-in-law,
W. Howard, seven miles east of Lu
cerne. The seed came from Stove
Prairie, near Fort Collins and from
Maine, and the cost of seed alone
was $12,000. With an average yield
of 100 sacks an acre at the usual sell
ing price of $2 a sack for seed pota
toes, the growers will obtain $50,000
for their crop.
An Interesting fact pertaining to su
gar beet raising is told by W. T. Burge,
says The Denver Republican. Mr.
Burge bought a farm two and one-half
miles from Fort Lupton last year, pay
ing $75 per acre for forty acres, and
he states that the crop of last year
paid for the land, leaving a balance of
$27.50.
Frank Johnson, a printer at
Greeley looked on the face of
his brother, J. M. Johnston, who
committed suicide at Windsor,
for the first time in twenty-five
years, the morning after his death. The
dead man was of a roving disposition.
State Game Commissioner Thomas
J. Holland, states that the section of
the game laws of Colorado which pro
vides penalties from express and car
rier companies for carrying fish or
game that does not bear the stamp of
the state game commissioner will be
strictly enforced.
W. S. Jones of Paradox, Montrose
county, has been appointed water
commissioner for District No. 1 by
Governor Shafroth.
Pike'a Peak, 120 miles away, was dis
tinctly visible from Greeley on the
morning of the 2nd inst.
TRINIDAD POWER
PLANT BURNED
STREET CARS, MINES, MILLS AND
FACTORIES ARE LEFT
IDLE.
LOSS IS OVER $300,000
BLOWING OUT OF TRANSFORMER
CAUSES EXPLOSION THAT
SCATTERS BURNING OIL.
Denver.—A news special from Trini
dad Saturday night says:
Practically every branch of industry
in this city and neighboring towns is
at a standstill as the result of the de
struction of the new power house of
the Southern Colorado Power Com
pany today.
The city electric railway and Inter
urban line are at a standstill and to
night Trinidad is lighted only with ker
osene lamps and candles. The loss ou
the plant alone will exceed $300,000,
and the loss to the business interests
of the county can only be measured by
the length of time that this city and
adjoining camps will be without elec- ,
trical power of any sort.
Not a cent of Insurance was carried
on the big plant. It has been In the
course of construction for the last
eighteen months.
The fire started a few minutes be
fore 3 o’clock and was caused by the
the blowing out of a huge transformer
which was used to reduce the voltage
from the main generator Into the gen
erator which supplies the current for
city lights. F. A. Warfield, electrical
engineer for the company, and a force
of men were working near the trans
former when they heard something
give way.
An instant later the steel cap blew
off and it Is supposed that flying oil,
, which was contained In the transfor
mer, became Ignited from an electric
! spark. The force of the explosion was
sufficient to throw several barrels cf
burning oil to the rafters of the struc
ture and in an instant the whole Inter
ior of the big plant was In flames.
At the risk of their lives, Warfield
and his assistants stayed In the burn
ing building until they had shut off all
power and had taken the water and
steam from the big boilers to prevent
explosions.
One of the worst features of the
fire is the blow dealt the coal and coke
Industry of the Colorado Fuel and Iron
Company, the Victor Fuel Company
and a dozen smaller companies that
have just closed contracts with the
power companies to furnish them with
electric power.
The Sopris washer has just been
completed and was preparing to start
with a full force In the next few days.
The Victor Fuel Company had Just
turned on the current at Grey creek
and operated their washer for the first
time during the week.
The company hns just completed the
construction of over 100 miles of pow
er transmission lines to vnrious camps
In this section of the state, which must
of necessity be useless for nt least
three months until a new plant can be
erected. Most of the coal companies
had disposed of their individual power
plants and today’s fire will mean the
Pfobable delay of at least six weeks In
the opening of the coal and coke in
dustry for this year.
In an interview tonight D. W. Rupp,
assistant treasurer and local manager,
stated that he was In no position to
say what would be done by his com
pany, nor when the plant would again j
be In operation.
The city and adjoining camps have
tonight scarcely awakened to the full
import of today’s fire upon the Indus
tries of this section. The Trinidad
foundry, one of the largest concerns
of the sort in the southwest, employ
ing 100 men, is out of business and
there Is no power in sight for their
plant. A dozen smaller factories and
foundries will be closed for an Indefin
ite period.
All sorts of plans are on foot to se
cure power from other sources, but
nothing can be learned as to the time
when it may be secured. The newspa
pers of this city missed publication
this afternoon with the exception of a
bulletin gotten out by the Chronicle-
News on a hand press.
The Southern Colorado Power Com
pany is Incorporated for $1,500,000. It
Is headed by J. J. Henry of Denver,
who, with his associates, a year and
a half ago purchased the Trinidad
Electric Railway Company and the
Trinidad Light, Gas and Electric Pow
er Company, merged the two concerns
nnd organized the present corporation.
The concern has been financed by
the Union Trust Company of St. Louis,
and during the past year nearly a mil
lion dollars has been spent in this
county In taking over all of the power
concerns nnd making Improvements.
Denver Labor Leader Dies.
Denver.—Max Morris, fourth vice
president of the American Federation
of Labor, died at 2 o’clock Sunday
morning in St. Joseph’s hospital,
where he was operated upon last Tues
day for gall-stones. Morris was known
throughout the country ns one of the
leading union labor men In the nation.
His executive ability was so marked
that he has been a power to the Amer
ican Federation in the West for a
number of years. He was a friend of
President Samuel F. Gompers of the
American Federation, and John Mitch
ell.
Grand Valley Canal Assured.
Washington. Secretary Ballinger
gave a final audience Saturday to
Messrs. DeLong and Aupperle and
Senator Guggenheim in relation to the
Grand Valley and High Line irrigation
project, and told them that the con
tract between Secretary Garfield and
the Grand Valley Water Users’ Asso
ciation was not valid under the recla
mation act, and that the project would
be taken up and carried to comple
tion by the government. There Is now
nearly a million dollars to the credit
of Colorado In the reclamation fund.
BURDENS LIFTED
From Bent Backs.
A bad back is a heavy handicap tr
those of us who have to work ever;,
day. Nine times out
of ten, backach*
tells of kidney weak
ness. The only way
to find relief is to
cure the kidneys.
Doan’s Kidney PI 1 i.-
have given sound
strong backs t<
thousands of men
and women. Mrs.
Wesley Clemens, 311
Marion St., Manchester, la., says:
"Constant work nt a sewing machine
seemed to bring on kidney trouble. Th«
kidney action was irregular and tin
pains in my back and loins so sever*
I could hardly endure it. Doan's Kid
ney Pills made me feel better in a
short time, and I took them until en
tirely free from my trouble."
Sold by all dealers. 60 cents a box,
Foster-Mllburn Co., Buffalo, N. Y.
PITY FOR THE TOILER.
a \
“I hear, Llmpy, dat de price of livrr.
has increased.”
“Yep. Gee, it must bo tough to
have to work for wot a feller eats."
Predatory Instincts.
The inherited predatory tendency of
men to seize upon the fruits of oth< r
people’s labor is still very strong, and
while we have nothing more to fear
from kings, we may yet have troubi
enough from commercial monopoli
and favored industries, marching to
the polls their hordes of bribed retain
ers. Well, indeed, has it been said
eternal vigilance is the price of lib* i
ty. God never meant that In this fa;-
but treacherous world in which he has
placed us we should earn salvation
without steadfast labor.—John Fisk*-.
Not Hard to Please.
"Woman may be uncertain nnd cov."
remarked the boarding house philoso
pher, "but she isn’t hard to plea?**
That’s where the poet is wrong.”
"What new light have you had on
that subject, Mr. McGinnis?" asked t
landlady.
"She’ll put up with almost any kind
of stick for a husband and wear any
old thing on her head for a hat.”
Important to Mothers.
Examine carefully every bottle of
CASTORIA a safe and sure remedy for
Infants and children, and see tbit It
Rears the
Signature of4
In Use For Over iJO Years.
The Kind You Have Always Boug^
The Bright Side.
“Does Mr. Stormington Barnes try
to look on the bright side of things .'
asked one actor.
"I should say so,” answered the
other. "He's never content unless he
is staring the spotlight right in the
face.”—Washington Star.
Sunburnt Eyelids.
Who does not know the misery of sun
burnt eyelids—that crinkly an*l burnin.
condition of the skin? Isn’t it worth
great deal to know that Dr. Mitchell'
Eye Salve applied to them upon retirin,
will effect a complete cure Indore morning
On sale everywhere. Price 25 cents or I>>
mail, Hall & Ruckel, New York City.
Division of Musical Labor.
Knicker—ls yours a musical fam
lly?
Docker—The cook sings about her
work, and my daughter works about
her sing.
Ruling Passion.
"He’s half crazy about music.”
“Sure is. Even calls his price list
a scale of prices.”
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Products
Mever Very In
Quality or Taste
because the utmost
care is taken by Üb
by’s Chefs o select I
only the choicest mater
ials, and put these up in
the same careful manner
every time. You are
thus assured of uniform
goodness, and this is
the reason that the use
of Libby’s gives such
general satisfaction to
every housewife.
Try these Übby Food*:
Dried Beef
Mexloan Tamale
Ham Loaf
OMH Oon Car no
Vienna Sausage
Evaporated Milk
For luncheon,
spreads or every day
j meals, they are just the
thing.
tKeep a •up
ply in the house.
You never can
tell when they
will come in han
dy. Ask for
HUky*e and be
get
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