OCR Interpretation


The Lamar register. [volume] (Lamar, Colo.) 1889-1952, December 01, 1909, Image 2

Image and text provided by History Colorado

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86063147/1909-12-01/ed-1/seq-2/

What is OCR?


Thumbnail for

THE REGISTER
UMAR * - • COLORADO
BOULDER’S BIG
ANNIVERSARY
COLORADO MNIVERSITY CITY FIT
TINGLY CELEBRATES HER
BEMI-CENTENARY.
BUILDING DEDICATED
HANDBOME STRUCTURE PRE
SENTED TO LAW BCHOOL BY
SENATOR GUGGENHEIM.
Boulder. Perfection of weather, an
Interesting program and the very na
ture of the occasion In Itself served
to draw a large outside attendance to
Boulder for the celebration of its fif
tieth anniversary Wednesday. It was
estimated that from 6,000 to 8,000
people from neighboring towns flocked
la before noon.
History in transit, from the days of
the painted aborigines down to the col
lege students of today, was depicted
im the parade which wound through
the streets.
The parade ended at the university
grounds, where the law school build
ing donated by Senator Guggenheim
was dedicated.
On the spankers' stand were seated
numerous state dignitaries, including
Attorney General Barnett, State
Treasurer M. J. Galligan. Dr. B. L. Jof
fsrson, Ralph Talbot, Joseph Jaffa,
representing the State School of
Mines; Horton Pope. Thomas H. De
vine of Pueblo, Jud L. Brush and nu
merous others.
President James H. Baker of the
university Introduced Lieutenant Gov
ernor Fltzgarrald, who declared that
he was glad to represent so magnifi
cent a governor of so magnificent a
State, and after paying a tribute to
Senator Guggenheim, accepted, on Le
half of the state, the gift of the build
lac.
Senator Guggenheim was then In
troduced. He said in part:
“Every man. if normal In his
thoughts, should represent in hltn:<elf
n lawmaking power. It la the crys
talllzatlon of the boat of these
thoughts which, when formulated into
nets of congress or the legislature or
the states, and in Interpretations of
courts of justices, become the luw
of the land."
President Baker accepted the gift
on behalf of the university.
Dean John D. Fleming of the law
school expressed. “In the name of j
more than 200 students of the school. .
the faculty and the undergraduates,*'
the gratitude they feel.
Robert W. Steele, chief Justice of j
the Supreme Court, was the next .
speaker, and he said in part:
“It requires magnanimity and pa- 1
trtotism to provide at public expenses
for Instruction in the liberal arts, and
preparation for professional pursuits,
because f.» wean take advantage of the
state's offer. Yet at the very first
session of the legislature, a few
months after the organization of '.he
territory, the pioneers, the searchers
Sfter gold, had the sagacity to provide
for the establishment of the Univer
sity of Colorado.
(Speaking to Senator Guggenheim!
—-“Your gifts, sir. to our educational
Institution will long be commended
by the people. They are graciuus
gifts, and it affords me pleasure to ac
knowledge them as such In this public
manner.''
Following the dedication exercises
the new building was thrown open to
the public, and the distinguished vis
itors were entertained at the home of
President Baker.
Five thousand people gathered at
old Gamble field during the morning
and saw a representation of an old
time stage hold-up, with the cowboys,
pioneers and Indians taking part.
Nearly 400 people gathered at the
armory of the Boulder city troop lor
the turkey dinner in the evening. Over
half of them were old-timers. Auntie
Brookfield, as the queen, was at the
head of the hall surrounded by ner
old friends and the maids of honor.
Next to her the most interesting per
son present was Abner Brown, who
opened the first school In Colorado at
Boulder in IF6O and was the teacher in
the first public school in Denver ;wo
years later. James B. Maxwell, a well
preserved fifty-nlner, who was the
first county surveyor In Boulder. »n«l
former Lieutenant Governor J. L.
Brush, also a flfty-niner. told of the
•arly days. Other speakers were
Kather'ne Cook, state superintend >ut
of schools; Platt Rogers. President
James H. Baker of the State Uniror
slty. and Thomas U Wood. L. C. Pad
dock was toastmaster
At 7 45 a bonfire was lighted or
Gamble field. Around It Buckskin
Charley and his Ute braves held a
powwow and war dance.
Charles F. Hill, a graduate of the
Trinidad High school, class of 1599,
has teen appointed army paymaster
In Porto Rico. Soon after his gradu
ation at Trinidad his parents moved
to the island and he entered the m'ii
tarv service. He spoke Spanish fl i
ently, which greatly aided him in h s
climb up the ladder.
A belated reward of $250 has been
offered by the Trinidad City Council
for the arrest and conviction of the
murderer of Mrs. Anna Goldman, wife
of David Goldman, who was strangled
to death August 20th while in the
•tor* alone.
J. W. and C. 11. Ross, brothers, re
tired merchants, have leased a tract
near the Garden of the Gods and will
make an effort to discover oil and
gas. Outcroppings have shown an ex
cellent quality of bituminous coa!,
and If the quantity warrants, mining
will be started on a big scale.
AN EPITOME OF
LATE LIVE NEWS
CONDENSED RECORD OF THE
PROGREBB OF EVENTS AT
HOME AND ABROAD.
FROM AU. SOURCES
SAYINGS, DOINGS, ACHIEVE
MENTB, SUFFERINGS, HOPES
AND FEARS OF MANKIND.
WESTERN NEWS.
Since the recent lynching at Cairo,
111., a committee of fifty business
men has been organized to bring about
a better enforcement of the laws. The
mayor has closed all gambling houses.
The "K*' Club, a University of
Kansas organization, has started an
agitation for the building of a $75,000
stadium at Kansas City. It plans to
build the structure within the next
year.
The steamer Empress of China re
cently brought a consignment of 116
barrels of eggs from Shanghai, China. I
to Victoria, B. C. This is said to be I
the first shipment of the kind to<
America.
The Union depot of the Rock Island
and the El Paso & Southwestern at
Santa Rosa, New Mex.. was burned on '
the morning of November 23d, most of
the railroad records being destroyed.
The loss is estimated at about $25,000.
Hon. Lyman J. Gage, formerly secre
tary of the treasury, now a resident or
San Diego, Calif., was married at San
Diego on Thanksgiving Day to Mrs 1
Ada Ballou, a widow of thirty-five
years of ago. Mr. Gago is seventy
threo.
At Danville, 111., a few days since,
a charge of dynamite was exploded
under the fruit and wine house of Jo
seph Mascari, demo’ishlng five build
ings and doing damage of about sr»o.-
000. Mascari charges members of the
Black Hand with the crime.
Wilbur and Orville Wright and J
other aviators may soon be made de
fendants In suits brought by Prof. J.
J. Montgomery of Santa Clara College.
Calif., to establish his exclusive right i
to certain devices which are now used
in the most successful aeroplanes.
Cortland F. Bishop, of New York,
president of the Aero Club of Amerl- 1
ca, announced at the annual dinner of I
the Aero Club of New England that
an effort Is being made to have the
international contests for balloons and ;
flying machines take place at Denver ,
next year.
At Auburn. Calif., after being out
one hour and fifteen minutes, a Jury !
composed largely of sturdy mountuln
eers acquitted Alma Bell of the mur
der of her lover. Joe Armes, on the
ground that the young, unlettered
mountain girl was temporarily insane j
when she shot Armes.
Judge Smith McPherson of the
United States District Court, at Coun- (
ell Bluffs, la., has Issued an order j
postponing until March 8 the trial of ,
J. C. Maybray and others, indicted |
on charges of using the mails to pro-',
mote fake racing schemes and other ,
alleged swindling devices.
Among the conventions to be held In ,
Colorado next summer the most un- ;
usual will ts the world's congress of ,
the deaf, to be in session in Denver ,
and nt Colorado Springs August Ctb ,
to 12th, at which time the most prom
inent deaf mutes In the United State 3
will convene.
In order that a clearer atmosphere
may be assured for the study of Mars,
l>r. of the Lowell observatory
at Flagstaff, Arts., Is installing a 12- |
inch telescope on San Francisco peak, '
At an altitude of nearly 13,000 feet.
Prof. V. M. Sllpher will have charge of
the task of erecting the big telescope.
By virtue of an agreement between i
the Union Pacific and Northern Pa
cific railroads for use of the latter’s '
Portland-Tacoma track for Union and ]
Southern Pacific trains the Harrimati ,
roads will begin to operate trains Into ;
Seattle January Ist. Between Seattle ,
and Ta.oma the ITnlo i Pacific has Its
own track, ownlug a half interest In
the Milwaukee line connecting these
cities. Until the Union Pacific termi
nals and tunnel at Tacoma are com
pleted. the Harrlman trains will be
run through Tacoma on the Northern 1
Pacific tracks.
GENERAL NEWS.
F. B. Kellogg, the government's
prosecutor in the Standard Oil case,
says that the court decree actually
dissolves the company, that being in
effect the result of the injunction
Miss Ixmise W. Taft, daughter of
Henry W. Taft and niece of President 1
Taft, will be married at New York
City during the Christmas holidays to
George 11. Snowdon, a Seattle lumber
man.
Following the banishment of foot
ball from public school league sports,
the New York City Board of Education
has Issued an order that hereafter no
schoolboy will be allowed in athletic
competitions unless he has a certifl
• ate from the school physician show
ing his physical fitness to compete.
At St. Paul November 20th the
United States Circuit Court for the
eastern district of Missouri Saturday
handed down an opinion declaring the I
Standard Oil Company of New Jersey
an illegal combination operating in re
straint of trade and ordered its disso
lution.
On his arrival at Queenstown on the'
steamer Lusitania, Sir Thomas IJp
ton talked about the America's cup. 1
He says he will build two boats, with
Fife the principal designer. The
Shamrock IV. will be a 90-footer wiLh
about the same sail area as previous
challenger modeled according to the
conditions of the universal rule and
the challenge to be sent in March
next.
Vespasian Warner, Coramisisoner
of Pensions, has resigned on account
of the illness of his son, to whom he
desires to devote his entire time. j
A tornado that struck Dexter. Mo.,
November 22d, demolished fifteen
houses and wrecked the Stoddard
county fair buildings, Including the
‘ amphitheater. Two women and two
•j children were Injured.
I Bradhani hall, the girls' dormitory
j of the South Carolina State Agricultu
ral and Mechanical College for ne
groes, together with the dining hall
and kitchen, was burned a few days
since. Loss. $50,000; insurance, $20,-
Had It not been for the recent
trouble In Spain, King Alfonso would
have been a challenger next year for
j the America's cup, according to a re
port published In New York. The
j threatening troubles at home prevent
ed the issuance of a challenge for the
International yacht race.
In order to attend the hunting party
of the Marquis de Polignac at Berru,
la France, Hubert Latham flew In his
monoplane from Chalons, a distance
of nineteen miles. In thirty minutes.
He killed a goodly number of pfrens
ants and partridges and at sunset
boarded bis monoplane again and re
turned to Chalons.
Negotiations have practically been
concluded at Paris whereby M. Paul
han, the French aviator, will come to
America to participate in the exhibi
tion flights during aviation week at
Los Angeles. letter he will give exhi
bitions at the Mardi Graa at New Or
leans and at other places in the South.
IM. Paulhan will receive $20,000 a
I month.
\ Three hundred Americans were
I present at a Thanksgiving dinner In
Exposition Park. Berlin, where the
, American Exposition will be held next
1 year. Consul General Thacknra pre
sided and Prof. Bonjamln Ide Wheeler
president of the University of Cali
fornia. made the principal address.
The gathering sent an address of
greeting to President Taft at Wash
ington.
Solon Chase, a celebrated figure In
the days of the greenback agitation, 30
years ago, died of heart disease a few
days since at his home at Chases
Mills, in Maine. He was 07 years old.
During the height of the greenback
campaign Chase stumped the country
ah far as the Middle West, driving a
pair of steers bitched to a hayrack,
from the rear end of which he deliv
ered his speeches.
Reports were received at Nairobi
November 22d that all the members
of the American hunting expedition
were well and would return to Lon
dlanai November 30th. During the
hunting on the Guas Ingisu plateau
Colonel Roosevelt and Kermit Roose
velt, in company with the Chicagoan,
Carl R. Akeley, killed four elephants
for the American Museum of Natural
lllstorly in New York.
The Wright Company of New York
has been Incorporated, with $1,000,-
000 capital, “to manufacture, sell,
operate and otherwise use at any
place on the North American conti
nent and the Islands adjacent thereto
machines, ships or other mechanical
contrivances for aerial navigation. ’
Tho directors are Wilbur Wright, Or
ville Wright, of Dayton, Ohio; George
A. Stevens, Henry F. Hooker and A.
F. Barnes, of New York.
The widespread allegations of de
plorable conditions in Portuguese
fast Africa, particularly in the Islands
of San Thome and Principe, credited
by recent English and American writ
ers to the existence of a cruel slave
trade in African negroes among the
planters, are denounced aa unwarrant
ed fabrications by Col. J. A. Wylie,
Fellow of the Royal Geographical So
ciety of England, who has just re
turned from a tour of investigation In
that region.
NEWS FROM WASHINGTON.
“I shall aid in your pro
posed temperance move in the army,'*
promises Oea. Fred D. Grant. In com
inaud of the Department of the
In a letter addressed to the Rev. Wil
bur F. Crafts of Washington, superin
tendent of the International Reform
Bureau.
James L. Davenport, first deputy
commissioner of pensions, has been
selected for commissioner, following
the resignation of Vespasian Warner
of Illinois. Mr. Davenport is from
New Hampshire and has been deputy
commissioner twelve years. He has
been In the pension office since 1881.
Secretary of the Interior Ballinger
has decided that a private land owner,
havihg acquired the right to use
water from an irrigation project, may
dispose of all title to the land. This
carries with it a transfer of the water
right and of the purchase of another
tract of irrigable land within a recla
mation project.
It is said to be shown by Depart
ment of Justice records affecting the
co-calied electrical trust, that the gov
ernment in July, 1908, was offered a
million dollar bribe to cease further
operations of the General Electric
Company and the Westinghouse Com
pany in particular, and of the Ameri
can Telephone and Telegraph Compa
ny incidentally.
Dr. Percy Jaffa has been appointed
pension examining surgeon at Trini
dad, Colo.
James Freeman Curtis of Boston,
now United States district attorney.
, and once intercollegiate golf champion
of the United States, has been chosen
assistant secretary of the treasury.
Mr. Curtis succeeds James B. Rey
nolds, who resigned to become a mem
ber of the tariff board, and he will
have special charge of customs mat
ters.
' It is announced that the second an
nual conference of governors will be
held January 18. 1910. at Washington
Following a conference with the
President at the White House on the
Nicaraguan situation, Secretary of
State Knox authorized the following
statement: “If certain representations
of fact which have been made to the
State Department concerning the
Grace aud Cannon case are verified
by inquiries that have been made, this
government w ill at once prepare a de
mand on the Nicaraguan government
tor reparation for the death of these
i two men."
COOK DENOUNCED
AS AN IMPOSTOR
WALTER WELLMAN, EXPLORER
AND JOURNALIST, DECLARE 3
COOK'S STORY FALSE.
(LIIERATELY FAKED
SAYS THE JOURNEY HE CLAIMB
TO HAVE MADE IS AN
IMPOSSIBILITY.
Washington. Walter Wellman,
whose preparations for a conquest of
the North pole In an airship were
abandoned, he says, upon the an
nouncement of the claims of Dr. Fred
erick A. Cook and Commander Robert
EL Peary, has issued a long statement
In which he analyzes the narratives of
the two explorers, declaring that of
Peary “precise, workmanlike, consist
ent, credible in every particular," and
denouncing that of Dr. Cook aa a self
evident and even deliberate impos
ture.”
“Cook’s story is suspicious both In
wlsat It does tell and what It does not
tell," Mr. Wellman declares. “He is
generally vague and indefinite, but,
like most men of his class, altogether
too precise at the wrong place. No
where dees his story ring true. It is
always an approximation of reality It
self. This Is true of his figures, his
descriptions of everything.
“Those of us who have had a share
in Arctic work and who have felt anx
iety that no blot of fraud should stain
the proud record of effort and sacri
fice had a first hope that Dr. Cook
would be able to demonstrate hie good
faith.
“This has dissolved in analysis of
his own story. A second hope, that he
was the victim of some hallucination
or mental illness, and himself believed
he had been to the pole, though of
course he has not, vanishes In the
light of earlier and subsequent events,
'there remains, though one says it
with keenest regret, only the wretched
alternative that the Journey which he
did make, and the report which he
gave of it, were deliberately planned
from the outset."
The gist of Mr. Wellman's finding is
that with his meager party and equip
ment Dr. Cook could not possibly have
accomplished the feat for which he
claims credit, that his astromonical
data are too minutely precise to have
been made under the claimed condi
tions in the field, and that the ex
plorer dash for the lecture platform
and his acceptance of “crowns of flow
ers placed upon his head by Innocent
women and children/' before submit
ting his field records to scientific ex
amination all conspire to his discredit.
Mr. Wellman first attacks Cook's
story of his journey. He points out
that Arctic sledging is not a new ven
ture, nor an experiment, but has been
reduced almost to a science.
He says that the first thing to be
dene in advancing over the ice fields
Is the reduction to the minimum of the
food and fuel to be carried, and. sec
ondly. the organization of supporting
parties tnat can be sent back from the
dwindling main body, until the feyv
who are hardiest eater on the final
struggle to the goal.
The longer the route, he sets forth,
necessarily the greater weight of food
and fuel, and in consequence a much
slower pace.
Basing his argument mainly on
these principles, Mr. Wellman takes
up a comparison of the supposed
achievements of Peary and Cook. He
quotes from the records to show that
the former took his ship within 460
miles of the pole, advancing supplies
and his party four miles closer during
the autumn and spring. Cook, he
points out, started from Annatok, 700
geographical miles from the pole, and
went 170 geographical miles westward
before turning northward, according to
his own story.
Peary, Wellman continues, mapped i
out his plans carefully for the advance
and started with fifty or sixty men,
140 dogs and twenty-one sledges. He
divided his party so that he had four
supporting parties who kept open the
back trail, and in leaving the main
body, lightened the loads the men and
dogs were compelled to draw.
Dr. Cook had no supporting party,
says Wellman, except for the first
three days. His party consisted of
three men. twenty-six dogs and two
sledges in the long dash he made.
“That which he claims to have
done," declares Mr. Wellman, refer
ring to Cook, "with his equipment end
organization, was physically impos
sible. It is beyond human power.”
Gomez' Rule in Danger.
Havana.- -Not since the downfall of
the administration of President Palma
has the political atmosphere of Cuba
been more obscured and more laden
with suggestions of trouble than now.
The re-established republic is scarce
ly nine months old and already ru
mors are persistent that some way is
being sought to secure the retirement
of President Gomez, either by persua
sion or compulsion, and to place Vice
President Zayas at the head of the na
tion.
Politicians Rule White Slaves.
New York.—With the government
report as authority, S. S. McClure,
publisher of McClure’s Magazine,
made startling revelations of the ex
tent of the white slave traffic be
fore the League of Political Educa
tion. Mr. McClure said: “Ninety per
cent, of the women leading this life
are under the domination of men who
are in league with the police and poli
ticians. There are 200,000 such
women in the country and the income
from their exploitation amounts to
more than $30,000,000 a year ”
COLORADO ITEMS
The Northern Colorado Poultry As
sociation will hold its annual exhibi
tion at Boulder December 13th to
17th.
The trial of Mrs. Allen F. Read, In
the district court at Denver, ended in
her being found guilty of assault with
intent to commit larceny upon Mrs.
Phipps.
Plans have been drawn for the pro
posed sanitarium for the tuberculosis
poor at Colorado Springs. It will cost
about $15,000, of which several thou
sand dollars have been raised.
Oov. John F. Shafroth has ap
pointed J. 8. Appel of Denver his spe
cial representative to attend the ses
sions of the National Civic congress
to be held in Carnegie hall. New York
City, December S to 11, 190$.
A coroner’s jury at Cripple Creek re
turned a verdict finding the people op
erating the Morning Glory shaft of
the Work Mining & Milling Company
guilty of negligence and carelessness,
thereby bringing about the death of
Oscar Anderson, who was thrown 150
feet down the shaft November 4th.
His spine was fractured, but he lived
until November 20th.
With fitting ceremonies the first
rails were laid at Pueblo November
22nd and the first spike driven on
the new Kansas-Colorado railroad,
near the State Insane Asylum
grounds. A special train took about
200 business men to the scene. The
first spike was driven by Mrs. An
drew McClellan and General Mana
ger It. C. Johnson.
The cornerstone of a new church
building, to cost $7,000, was laid at
the corner of Logan avenue and Speer
boulevard. In Denver, Sunday by the
Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of
letter Day Saints. This society is
not affiliated with the Mormons of
Utah. Bishop Richard Bullard, of
Boston, delivered the principal ad
dress.
Rock Island engineers are reported
to be making progress in their inves
tigation of the Moffat road, having
visited Steamboat Springs, Craig and
other towns along the survey of the
western extension of the Moffat. It
Is believed probable in Denver rail
road circles that the Rock Island will
bid very high for the Moffat road if
given an opportunity.
The three Falconer brothers, ef
Granada, attracted considerable atten
tion at Pueblo a few days since. The
combined height of the brothers is 19
feet 2 % inches. Ed Falconer, the
youngest, is the tallest. He stands
C feet 7. Eugene measures 6 feet 4V4.
while William is C feet 3V4. The
brothers have adjoining ranches and
are almost Inseparable.
During the next few months the gov
ernment wil spend not less than $75,*
000 in various improvements at Fort
Logan, near Denver. These will in
clude a new water system to cost be
tween $30,000 and $40,000, and a
power and lighting plant to cost $lO,-
000. A laundry, a new hospital and a
new Isolation barracks for soldiers af
fected with contagious diseases are
also among the improvements planned.
W. F. R. Mills, secretary of the
Denver Chamber of Commerce and
Hoard of Trade, has resigned that po
sition in order to devote his entire
time to the work of the Convention
League, of which he is secretary.
With his family he will make a nro
tracted trip to California and other
states of the Pacific coast, prelimi
nary to taking up his exclusive duties
v.ith the league.
"There are not more than one-fourth
as many sheep now on feed in the
Eaton district as there were last sea
son," said Dr. Merrill, state stock in
spector. at Greeley recently.
year 138 carloads of sheep were put on
feed In the Eaton district, but only 40
carloads of lambs have been shipped
there this season. Greeley can make
a little better showing, but it is safe
to say that the output of mutton
from the Greeley, Windsor and Eaton
districts will be 50 per cent, below
normal this season."
No local labor union can be forced
to affiliate with any building trades
council. This is the decision handed
down by Judge H.. C. Riddle in the
District Court at Denver, in granting
a permanent injunction to Union
No. 800, Brotherhood of Painters,
Decorators and Papcrhangers of
America, against the national execu
tive board of the brotherhood, re
straining them from taking away the
local’s charter because they refused to
return Into the fold of the Denver
Building Trades Council.
Adjt. Gen. John Chase and Mrs.
Katherine Cook, superintendent of
public instruction, will conduct the ex
aminations of candidates for entrance
tc the government naval academy at
Annapolis. General Chase will have
charge of the physical and Mrs. Cook
of the educational examination. They
will be held December 28th and 29th,
and from the list of those successful.
Congressman E. T. Taylor will make
his appointment of a principal, and a
substitute. There will also be six al
ternates. The appointments are yearly
occurrences.
The State Commercial Association
Is planning the publication of a small
illustrated booklet descriptive of Colo
rado irrigation enterprises and the
crops that can be grown by irrigation
in the state, for distribution at the
National Corn Exposition, to be held
in Omaha, beginning December C.
In the district court at Greeley,
James McGregor, the Greeley police
man charged with the killing of Frank
Tuck. July 2Sth, wqs found guilty of
involuntary manslaughter by the re
port of the Jury on Thanksgiving Day.
With ties and other materials al
ready distributed along the route, work
will be begun within the next sixty
days by the Colorado & Southern rail
way to make the line between Denver
and Morrison a broad gauge one.
There will be twelve miles of track
affected by the change.
President F. R. Bartlett, of the Den
ver Chamber of Commerce, received
from Baron Shibusawa, of the Japa
nese Honorary Commercial Commis
sioners, en route to San Francisco, a
check for SIOO to be donated to the
House of the Good Shepherd in Den
ver.
RALLWGER TELLS
OF YEAR’S WORK
fieport of the Secretary of the In
terior Received.
PROBLEM OF PUBLIC LANDS
Development Through Private Enter
price Under National Supervision
and Control Deal rod—Reclama
tion Bervice Discussed.
Washington, Nov. annual re
port to the presideril of Richard A.
Ballinger, secretary of the Interior,
was made public to-day, and mhkes
interesting reading. The report cov
ers a portion of the time under the ad
ministration of James R. Garfield, and
Mr. Ballinger gives him credit for his
earnest and efficient services.
Secretary Ballinger comments on
the old public land statutes, and con
tinues:
"The liberal fnd rapid disposition of
the public lands under these statutes
and the lax methods of administration
which for a long time prevailed nat
urally provoked the feeling that the
public domain was legitimate prey for
the unscrupulous and that It was no
crime to violate or circumvent the
land laws. It is to be regretted that
we. as a nation, were so tardy to real
ize the importance of preventing so
large a measure of our natural re
source passing Into the hands of land
pirates and speculators, with no view
to development looking to the national
welfare.
Must Continue Prosecutions.
“It may be safely said that millions
of acres of timber and other lands
have been unlawfully obtained, and it
is also true that actions to recover
such lands have in most instances long
since been barred by the statute ol
'lmitations. The principal awakening
to our wasteful course came undei
your predecessor's administration. The
hold and vigorous prosecutions of land
frauds, through Secretaries Hitchcock
and Garfield, have restored a salutar)
respect for the law, and the public
mind has rapidly grasped the impor
tance of safeguarding the further dis
position of our natural resources In
the public lands In the Interest of the
public good as against private greed
Notwithstanding this. It is necessary
to continue with utmost vigor, through
all available sources, the securing ol
information of violations of the public
'and laws and to follow such viola
tions with rigid prosecutions.
Use Private Enterprise.
"On this present policy of conserv
ing the natural resources of the pub
lic domain, while development is the
key-note, the best thought of the day
is not that development shall be by na
tlonal agencies, but that wise utlllza
tlon shall be secured through private
enterprise under national supervision
and control. Therefore, If material
progress is to be made In securing the
best use of our remaining public
lands, congress must be called upon
to enact remedial legislation."
Mr. Ballinger then gives in detail
his recommendations for the classlfl
cation of public lands, and the fea
tures of a measure which he advisee
for the direction of the disposal of wa
ter po'wer sites.
The Reclamation Service.
Concerning the reclamation service
the report says in part:
"In view of the importance of a
speedy completion of existing projects
and their proper extension, and of the
necessity in 1912 of an adjustment be
tween the states by whieh the major
portion of the funds arising from the
. ale of public lands within each state
and territory shall have been ex
pended so far as practicable within
such state or territory, and In view
of the Importance of making a bene
ficial use of waters already ap
propriated or capable of appropria
tion to which rights may be lost
Tor nonuse, I believe an urgent ap
peal should be made to congress to
authorize the Issuance of certificates
of indebtedness, or of bonds against
the reclamation fund, to an aggregate
of not exceeding $30,000,000, or so
much thereof as may be needed.”
Energetic reorganization of the In
dian bureau Is In progress, says Mr.
Ballinger, and he recommends that
the Indian warehouses at New York.
Chicago, Omaha. St. Louis and San
Francisco be closed as soon as pos
sible. A more advanced policy re
specting the maintenance, improve
ment and operation of the Yellow
stone and Yosemlte national parks is
urged on the government.
Contracts Made on Feast Days.
The fixed date for Easter Is prob
ably a matter of little concern In the
United States, but of great Impor
tance In continental Europe, where
rent and other contracts are written
on such feast days rather than at New
Year’s or the Ist of May.
On Maneuvers.
Army Service Corps N. C. O. In
charge of forage (to officer’s groom
who has come for extra rations for
a horse) —"Have you brought a requisi
tion?" Groom—"No. Ain’t got none
with us. but I've brought a bucket."—
Punch.
Good for Something.
Subbubs—"What do you intend to
do with that lot you bought in Swamp
hurst?” Commute—”l am thinking of
miking a fishing preserve of it.”
Brooklyn Life.
Horrible Contingency Averted.
A man in Park avenue deserted his
bride after four days because she
called on him to button her shoes. We
shudder to think what might have hap
pened had she asked him to button
her dress.—New York Herald.
In the Potion Scene.
First Young Thing (at the play)—
"What do you think Juliet Is thinking
of now, as she lies there asleep from
the effects of the drug?" Second
Young Thing—" Hoping she doesn't
sneeze.”
The
Exceptional
Equipment
of the California Fig Syrup Co. and the
scientific attainments of its chemists have
rendered possible the production of Syrup
of Figs and Elixir of Senna, in all of its
excellence, by obtaining the pure medic
inal principles of plants known to act most
beneficially and combining them most
skillfully, in the right proportions, with
its wholesome and refreshing Syrup of
California Figs.
As there is only one genuine Syrup of
Figs and Elixir of Senna and as the gen
uine is manufactured by an original
method known to the California Fig Syrup
Co. only, it is always necessary to buy the
genuine to get its beneficial effect*.
A knowledge of the above foots enables
one to decline imitations or to return them
if, upon viewing the package, the full name
of the California Fig Syrup Co. is not found
printed on the front thereof.
BENEFIT OF HOME TRAINING
Probability That Father “Improved”
on Anything Willie Had Heard
on the Street.
When Willie’s father came home to
supper there was a vacant chair at the
table.
“Well, where's the boy?"
"William is upstirs in bed.” Tne
answer came with painful precision
from the sad-faced mother.
"Why, wh-what's up? Not sick. Is
he?" (An anxious pause.)
“It grieves me to say, Robert, that
our son—your son —has been heard
swearing on the street! I heard him.”
"Swearing? Scott! I’ll teach him
to swear." Ami he started upstairs
In the dark. Half-fcay up he stumbled
and came down with his chin on the
top step.
When the atmosphere cleared a lit
tle Willie’s mother was saying sweet
ly from the hallway: “That will do.
dear. You have given him enough for
one lesson."—Judge.
TORE HIS SKIN OFF
In Shrcda—ltching Was Intensa—
Sleep Was Often Impossible.
Cured by Cutlcura in Threo Weeks.
"At first an eruption of small pus
tules commenced on my hands. These
spread later to other parts of my body,
and the Itching at times was Intense,
so much so that I literally tore the
skin off in shreds In seeking relief.
The awful Itching interfered with my
work considerably, and also kept me
awake nights. I tried several doc
tors and used a number of different
ointments and lotions but received
practically no benefit. Finally 1 set
tled down to the use of Cutlcura Soap,
Cutlcura Ointment and Cutlcura Pills,
with the result that in a few days all
Itching had ceased and In about three
weeks' time all traces of my eruption
had disappeared. I have had no trou
ble of this kind since. H. A. Kruts
koff, 6714 Wsbssh Ave., Chicago, 111*
November 18 and 28, 1907.”
FMtcr lira* S Chra. Corp., Sol* l’rop*., Butb*.
Pathetic Pride.
Willie bad had a tumble when he
*'a* a baby and his hip was so hurt
that ever afterward he was obliged to
use a crutch. On one occasion, when
his mother had bought him a new
crutch of the latest and most ap
proved style, Willie expressed his en
thusiasm and delight in the roundest
terms. "And oh. mother!” he ex
claimed. in conclusion, referring to a
little friend of his who having the
use of both legs had no need of
crutches, "won’t Johnny Knowles be
Jealous!"
Important to Mothers.
Examine carefully every bottle of
CASTORIA. a safe and sure remedy for
infants and children, and see that it
Bears the
Signature of (
In Use For Over .{O Years.
The Kind You Have Always Bought
Refrigerated Staterooms.
Refrigerated staterooms are found
on three new ships engaged in the
fruit service between New Orleans
and Colon. Each room is fitted with
a cooling “radiator” operated in con
nection with the refrigerating system
that has been installed for preserving
fruit In transit.
The Likeness.
"He says he knows her like a
book."
"Yes. ko he does; like a Henry
James book. He simply does not un
derstand her at all."
««AR*K... cmw. W hen
filhT * n,, •c*N" n « When you've an old
t«Hhlonrd cold, t,k- Allen .
“ Ho,<l b r “■* <*™SKl*t».£M-.SUr and fI.UJ bottle*.
Lest One Should Fail.
It is well to moor your bark with
two anchors —Publius Syrus.
Mrs. Winslow’s Soothing Syrup.
- —— - -'"iiunn nrrnn.
For < 'ii.itreo teething, •often* the gnro*. re.lure. j».
Oainiuauou. a.lay* pala.cura*wlndcoilu. IBcalSoUl*
The season is here when many a
family man would like to swap his big
automobile for a small coal yard.
' Pellet* flr*t put nn <8 re,™
:s bEx u'„ i r;
The worm may turn, but the grind
stone has to be turned.
1
DATETiITC
m I Eli I

xml | txt