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From All Parts of Colorado IfMUra Nawiptptr Union N«wa Sorvlco. CONING KVINTS. July 22—Democratic State Assembly In Denver. Auy. 22-24—Colorado State Firemen’s Convention at Georgetown. Sept. 22-28—Colorado Slate Fair at Pueblo. Sept. 26-28—Lincoln County Fair at Hugo. Ouray Elks celebrated Flag Day. The Denver City Council passed “the work or fight” ordinance. Ouray Boosters’ Club is arranging Cora Fourth of July celebration. The rivers of northern Colorado are running bank full and spilling over in many places. The northwest quarter of section 9, unimproved land, near Otis, was sold for $65 per acre. Andrew Collings of Salida was killed in a railroad wreck near Salt Lake City, Utah. W. P. Machlln has purchased the H. A. Clark ranch, midway between Mesa and Molina, at a cost of $19,900. The annual convention of the Junior Order, United American Me chanics, will be held at Pueblo next year. The State Fair Commission will stage an aeroplane exhibition at the 1918 State Fair Sept 23 to 28 at Pu eblo. The new school building in Otero county, District No. 6 near Fowler, has bean completed and formally opened. W. D. Wright Jr. was elected presi dent of the Rotary Club at the annual stag dinner held at the Denver Ath letic Club. Queen and Jake, the two largest East Indian Rhesus monkeys in the Denver City Park boo, are celebrating the advent of a boy. Nearly fifty representatives from eastern Colorado towns met at Fort Morgan and laid plans for starting a big War Savings Stamp campaign. Albert W. Mclntlre, former gov ernor of Colorado, Is a patient In Steele hospital, Denver. He is suffer ing from a severe attack of erysipelas. The State Highway Commission has appropriated $63,255 for the mainten ance and improvement of the Rabbit Ear Pass road during the ooming sea son. Mrs. Priscilla E. Boise hanged her self In a barn In the rear of her home at Pueblo. She was 76 years old and had been a resident of Pueblo for thli* ty years. Boiled beef on Tuesdays and Thurs days. roast beef on Wednesdays and beefstsak on Saturdays at one meal on days is the new beef con servation plan. For the most part barley, rye and bay show an improvement either In condition or production over 1917 and as compared with the five-year aver age, while fruit does not promise so well. New operations began for the com pletion of the rail River road In the heart of the Rocky Mountain National Park which is to go over the divide and join the Grand Lake country with the Big Thompson valley. Swollen streams caused by melting snow In the higher altitudes under the hot spell, has filled irrigation ditches, and for the present, at least, dis pelled any fear of the loss of 20,000 acres of wheat, valued at $1,260,000. The great reserves of government and state lands still available in the western country should be held for soldiers returning from the war. Is the opinion of Thomas J. Tynan, warden of the state penitentiary at Cafion City. A verdict recommending that Wil liam Truman be held for murder was returned at the Inquest over the body of Fred L. Porter, killed at 25 South Logan street, Denver, when a truck driven by Truman passed over his body. Twelve thin-veln coal mines in the Walsenburg bituminous field were granted Increases over the fixed gov ernment prices through an order Is sued by J. S. Murphy, manager of the Colorado division of the Fuel Admin istration. Colorado was called on by the War Department to furnish elghty-two men toward the call for 9,000 registrants for limited service In the spruce di vision of the aeronautics service. They will be sent to Vancouver barracks, Vancouver, Wash., during the six days beginning June 15. George M. Randall, major general in the United States army and vete ran of three wars, died at his home in Denver following an Illness of two weeks from grip and heart complica tions. He was 77 years of age, and had been a resident of Denver for the past eight years. Seventeen estates involving alien enemy property were the total num ‘ her found by the appointees of Judge Ira C. RFthgerber of the Denver Coun ty Court out of a total number ex ceeding 3,000. Tho amount Involved In the seventeen estates is about $115,000. A day o t devotion to the American flag was brought to a fitting close at a large public meeting held at the Au ditorium In Denver when a floral altar of red, white and blue was srected on the stag* In tho presence of the audience. CENTENNIAL STATE ITEMS. In bis Fourth of July proclamation Governor Gunter anys: "The celebra tion of this Fourth of July should bo the most sacred and impressive of our history. We should greet lit coming with the deepest sense of grave re sponsibility to our own citizenship, the alien -within otir borders, our al lies and to all the nations of earth. A holy day, one to be given to grave contemplation, to patriotic, inspiring memories and purposes. Let it be known as ‘Loyalty Day" for the for eign-bora citizens to demonstrate their love and devotion to the country of their adoption. America Is giving of her life-blood In most loyal alleg iance to our allies that liberty. Justice and peace may abide on earth. No Is* sue so momentous to humanity was ever tendered in battle. A unity of purpose must weld together these na tive and foreign-born struggling in this righteous cause.** Although many other appropriations have been cut by Congress as a war measure, the national parks have come in for their usual appropriation. Ih the sundry civil bill reported to the House in Washington the Rockjr Mountain National Park was named' for its usual SIO,OOO. The Mesa Verde National Park will receive an appro priation of SIB,OOO in this bill. The same bill carries an appropriation of $20,500 to complete the federal build ing at Glenwood Springs. Three persons, two men and a wom an, were cut and bruised In an auto mobile collision at the Intersection of West Forty-fourth avenue and Utica street in Denver. An automobile driv en by W. G. Willoughby was rammed and badly wrecked by a machine driv en by C. L Bell, according to the po lice. Mias Thelma Sedgwick, 18 years old, and H. T. Kennedy, who were riding with Willoughby, were all thrown out of the car and suffered cuts and bruises. There has been a marked increase In the acreage of spring wheat In Colorado aa compared with last year, being $12,000 scree as compared with 264,000 in 1917 as compared with *B7. 000 acres 1911 to 1915. The condition Indicated la 90 compared with 91 for 1917 and 92 for the five-year period. These condition figures forecast a pro duction of 6,740,000 bushels tor 191$ compared with 6,908,000 for 1917 and 5,131,000 for the last five-year period. The condition of winter wheat on June 1 was estimated at 84 per cent of normal for this season of ths year as compared with 92 per cent on May 1 and 75 per cent for 1917 and 88 per cent for the nine-year average. This indicates a production of 9,570,000 bushels as compared with 7,728,000 bushels in 1917, and 6,392.000 tor the nine-year average. Glenn McFall, 21, was Instantly killed when his head came In contact with a low-power distribution wire carrying 2,300 volts, at the Electric Furnace Plating plant of the Tungsten Products Company at the mouth of Boulder cafion near Boulder. Mrs. Sarah A. Norton, 65 old, waa drowned in the Poudre river and her husband. Edward Norton, 70 year* old. barely escaped with his life' when their auto went Into the river, while returning from a picnic at Point ol Rocks, west of La Ports. Little Mary Leanna Lewis, whose troubles have been many since she was burned in a prairie fire at hei home near Walden three years ago, was taken to Steele hospital In Den ver suffering from a slight case ol scarlet fever. Daniel Poallozse, proprietor of s soft drink parlor In Denver, stepped into the rear of his place of business, placed a revolver to his ear and blew out his brains. His act followed a dla loyal remark to two policemen. Statistics furnished the Forest Serv ice by individual mill owners of Colo rado, and reports of which havs been filed with that service, show an In crease of 4,000,000 board feet in tim ber milled in 1917, over IFI6. Weld cotfnty has entered the na tion’s roll of honor in the war, and Lester March, 18 years old, son of Cyrus C. March, of MlUiken, is the first of the 1,700 boys In the war from this county to be killed in action. Lester March was severely wounded In the battle of the Marne on June 8, and died of his wounds in a hospital in the rear of the battle line. Richard Baugh, slayer of Miss Ce lina Haberl, 2525 West Thirty-third avenue, Denver, whom be shot and killed, believing her to be Miss Ethel Land, was held responsible for girl’s death by a coroner’s Jury. “Ray Chamberlain died as a result of gunshot wounds inflicted by Mrs. Vera T. Rose with felonous intent,” was the verdict tendered by the cor oner’s Jury at the inquest over Cham berlain’s body in Denver. The SIOO,OOO monument entitled “The State,” which Joseph A. Thatch er is erecting in Denver City pqyk at the park end of the esplanade, will be completed and dedicated July 28. John S. Stidger, 83, twelve years special agent in the United States Land Department, died at the home of his son, George Stidger, In Denver. Revised telephone rates upward that will increase the revenues of the Mountain States Telephone and Tele graph Company $270,000 annually were put into effect In Denver and other cities *nd communities of the state following an order Issued by the Colorado Public Utilities Commission. The company had asked an Increase of $500,000. Announcement of the designation of approximately 1,500,000 acres of land In Colorado under the 640-acre grazing rnd homestead act by the Department of the Interior waa received In Denver. ms sue nowmii mor. WESTERN MINING AND OIL NEWS Western Niwip«p*r Union Mows Servtee. Prioee'Quoted for Metals. New York.—Lead—s7.7so7.B7*. Copper—s23.l2 V*. London.—Bar Silver —48%d par ounce. —St. Louis.—Spelter—s7.26. Boulder, Colo. —Tungsten concen trates, 6 per cent, $20.00022.50 per unit Crude ores, 60 per cent, $22,000 25.00 ; 25 per cent. $12.00012.50; 10 per cent, $9.40 @12.20. New York. —Bar silver—99%c. Arizona. The AJo output of copper ore in May was 4,400,000 pounds. The Swansea mines of Yuma coun ty are leased and are being worked. Calumet and Arizona output in May was 4,768,000 pounds of copper. New, Cornelia produced 2,880,000 pounds of electrolytic copper, 1,112,000 pounds of cement copper and 412,000 pounds from smelting ore. In May the Inspiration Consolidated Copper Company produced 10,250,000 pounds of oopper, compared with 9,- 250,000 in April, 8.750.000 in March, $,- 200,000 In February, and 5,000,000 in January. In May of last year the pro duction was 11,900,000 pounds, and in the same month of 1916, It amounted to 10,400,000 pounds. Colorado. A shipment of ore of a good overage grade was loaded out recently from the Forest Queen mine on the eastern slope of Ironclad hill. Creeds camp Is at present shipping does to 150 tons of ore each day, which oarries from 20 to 35 ounces In silver to the too* with heavier gold values. McLeod and Kessy of Goldfield, lea sees on the Six Points mine, on Bull hill’s southeastern elope, are mining on the filled stops plan and will soon be making steady shipments of a good average grade of ore. Colorado's only producer of sulphur la located on Trout creek. Mineral county, twenty miles from Creeds and twenty miles from the broad gauge railroad that runs from Alamosa to Creeds. Motor trucks were used In hauling the ore. Lessee White, operating the Orpha May mine on Bull hill, under lease from Stratton’s Cripple Creek Mining and Development Company, was ship ping from that Stratton estate prop erty again. The ore shipped wea esti mated at between S2O and $lO to the ton. Montana. Production of copper by the Keene eott Copper Corporation In May amounted to 10,162,000 pounds, of which 9,404,000 pounds came from Alaska and 6,765,000 pounds from South Africa. The application of the Butte and Su perior Copper Company for a writ of certiorari In the oaee brought against the Clark Montana Realty Company and the Elm Orlu Mining Company has bean denied by the Supreme Court of the United States. This suit was brought In the Circuit Court of Ap peals for the ninth circuit to quiet title to a mining claim and to certain ore bodies for an accounting. The patent to the mining claim In controversy was issued to the Elm Orlu company In 1884 and subsequently was bought by the Clark Montana Company. The action of the Supreme Court vests con trol of the property la the Clark Mon tana Company. New Mexico. Melrose is_ much excited over the prospects for oil In that vicinity. The Oaks Company at Mogollon is saving ore from sinking of Central ■haft. A framing mill is being built at the lower end of Mogollon for use on tail ings dam flume. Extensive deposits of manganese and iron on Boston Hill, near Silver City, are being worked by A. A. Bur dette. The Mogollon Mines Company ship ped seventeen bars of bullion on May production the past week. About 5,000 tons were milled during the month. Artesia is soon to have a real oil field and operations have already been started. The first derrick has been erected on Dayton hill and machinery Is now being placed on the ground. The Mogollon mines, in the district seventy-five miles north of Silver City, produced in the year 1917, 12,500 ounces of gold and 723,581 ounces of silver, which was valued at nearly sl,- 000,000. This is claimed to be a rec ord for the mines In that district. Wyoming. Fourteen wells In the Thermopolis district are completed and awaiting construction of the pipe line, now un der way, for market. A score of other rigs are drilling in the Warm Springs and neighboring sections. The Wyokans-Monarch well, section 28-40-79, West Salt Creek, which struck oil tan days ago. now la reported, on further development, to be far the tafguet producer of any of the three wells heretofore brought In on this ■gotten. WIN BY OFFENSIVE Such Must Be Plan of Victorious Army, Says Foch. Killed Generalissimo Declares Well Or ganized Reserves* Delivering Blud geon Blow at Proper Time end Place Will Destroy the Enemy. London.—Victory can be won In the end only by the army that takes the offensive, and success in this depends on husbanding and instructing the re serves. So declares General Foch In the weekly Journal, the Field. “Modern warfare, to arrive at Its end and to impose its will on the en emy,” General Foch says, “recognizes only one means—destruction of ths enemy's organized forces. “War undertakes and prepares this destruction by battle, which brings about the overthrow of the adversary, disorganizes his command, destroys his discipline, and pullities his units as far as their fighting power Is con cerned. No Victory in Defense* “Our first ailom must be that to achieve Its object a battle must not be purely defensive. A purely defensive battle, even well conducted, does not result In a victor and a vanquished. It is simply a game that must be begun over again. “From this It Is an obvlons corollary that an offensive, whether started at the beginning of an action or whether it follows the defensive, can only give results, and. In consequence, must al ways be adopted at the finish. "To maintain our positlou fs not synonymous with being victorious and even "prepares for s defeat. If ws re main where we are and do not pass to the offensive to fix the direction of at tack, to guard against the plans of the enemy, and prevent him from carrying out the same maneuver, we must un dertake to carry on and sustain numer ous combats, each with determined aim. All Depsnda on Reserve. “But since there remains no doubt thkt decisive attack Is the very key stone of a battle, all other actions which mala up a battle must be en visaged, considered, organised, pro vided with forces in ths measure la which they will prepare, facilitate, and guarantee development of a decisive attack characterised by its mass. Its surprise, its speed, and for which. In consequence, it Is essential that there shall be the maximum reserve force possible of troops of maneuver. “The reserve—that is to say, the prepared bludgeon—ls organised and kept carefully instructed to execute the single act of battle from which re sults are expected—namely, the de dal re attack. Surprise, Maas and Speed. “Reserves must be husbanded with the most extreme parsimony so that the bludgeon may be strong enough to make the blow as violent as pdsslble. Let loose at the finish, without any larking idee of saving them, with a well thought out plan for winning the battle at a point chosen end deter mined, reserves are thrown In all to gather in an action surpassing in vio lence end energy ell otifcpr phases of battle, an action with flfeoper charac teristics —surprise, mess, and speed. All our fprees really participate, either by preparing It or by carrying It out. “In this, our supreme aim, we must not be deceived by appearances. Al though theory falls when applied by feeble hands and when accessories ob scure the main principle, history and reason show us that In battle there la a single argument which Is worth while —namely, dedalve attack, which la alone capable of assuring the desired result—the overthrow of the adver sary." Inverted Point of View. There was a rush of wind, a cloud of dust, and the car rushed on, leaving the old gentleman sprawling in the roadway. He picked himself up and dashed up to a policeman, yelling ex citedly : “That motorcar knocked me down !" The policeman took out a business like notebook and said: “Did you notice the number, sir?” “Yes,” said the Injured one. “It was number 66.” Just then another policeman, who had seen the accident, came hurrying up and said: “No, no! The faumber’s 99. This gentleman was standing on his head when he noticed It!’’ Work That Will Pass. Some young people are satisfied if they are doing work that will “pass." They are conscious of Its defects, but If these are passed over without a challenge, they feel that they have done well enough. That is a mistake. We cannot be perfect, but we should not be satisfied with imperfections. Set your standard at the highest. See that nothing passes you that does not represent your best. —Girls’ Compan ion. Mads Him Devout Christian. Gen. Lew Wallace said that before writing “Ben Hur” he had no fixed re ligious, convictions, but as the story grew and the Christ figure assumed reality bis whole life was affected by It and when the work was completed he found himself for the first time In hls life a devout Christian. Slightly Mixed. Mrs. Mix—There was a time wbeo you minded what I said, but now lfs like water on a dock's back—in at one str end out at the ether. THREE GENERATIONS OF WALTER CAMPS SHOWN IN MOST UNUSUAL PHOTOGRAPH This unusual photo shows three generations of the family of Welter damp* noted for his pre-eminent position in the athletic world. Seated on the edge of the chair Is Welter Gamp, Sr., in his uniform as commissioner of athletics of the United States navy. In the chair Is Capt. Walter Camp* Jr., with little Welter Camp HI in his arms. TREE-ROOF PERCHERS AID NEW BASEBALL TAX Persons who sell seats on any root or structure overlooking s baseball perk will be obliged to pay a war tax to the govern ment, according to the bureau of internal revenue. The tax must be collected and paid by the en terprising owner or occupant of the building who receives pay mentfifor the seat occupied by “perchere." The announcement says that in one city a woman whose yard adjoins the bell park has been selling seats In a tree, the price being five and ten cents, depend ing on how high the patrons have to climb. Recently the price has advanced to six and eleven cents, the extra t cent be ing added to the war revenues. STUFFY M’INNIS IS PLAYING GOOD BALL With Richard Hoblltzel, first base man of the Boston American baseball team, nominated as a first lieutenant in the army dental corps, John (“Stuffy”) Mclnnts, formerly first sack er with the Philadelphia Athletics, Is slated to play at the initial corner for the Red Sox. Mclnnls, who was obtained by Bos ton last winter, has been playing third base this season. Thomas, last year with Providence, Is expected to fill Mclnnls’ place at third. GOOD PLACE POR YOUNGSTER Kid Pitcher Who Worked Out So Well In Morning Practice Saved for Decoration Day. Many years ago, when Connie Mack was the Milwaukee, catcher, the club opened the season with several sore arm veteran pitchers. There was one 3'oungster with the club who did not complain of this trouble, so they sent him to the slat. Milwaukee was beat en something like 16 to 4. The kid pitcher was downcast. “The umpire didn’t give me any the best of it,” he said byway of an alibi. “No,” replied Joe Cantillon, who had overheard the remark ; “neither did the opposing batters give you any the best of it.” The kid walked off In a huff. Connie Mack turned to Cantillon. “I’llosaythls iui tile I)u), * he autu. "I*VO Worked out with him every morning for the last two weeks, and he looked mighty good." Cantillon pulled a schedule out of his pocket and glanced over It rapidly. “The next morning game U on Decora tion day, Connie,” tie remarked. “Save the kid pitcher for then." DIAMOND NOTES Lee Magee la continuing hie swat ting activities. • • • Pitcher Robert McGraw, of the Yan kees, has been called for military mtp lee. e e e Detroit fans are panning Hughey Jennings for the poor showing of the Tigers. e e e The Yankees era drawing constantly Increasing throngs to see their battles at home. • • e Mike Menosky, outfielder with the Washington Senators two years ago, has arrived “over there." • • • In the 20 years Larry Lajole played In the major leagues he never atfhnd ed a world's series game. • • • The attendance In Pittsburgh and Cincinnati this year is greater so far than it has been in five years. pee Sherwood Magee has come to life with a vengeance. He Is playing well end slapping out vicious safeties. • • • The American troope In France want baseball bate. But this by no mesne Indicates they ere planning for a homo run* • • • 12 somebody don’t stop Cincinnati soon, Redland fans will be claiming the pennant, if they have not already done aa • • • George Stallings of tho Boston Braves has not given up his fight for Hubert Scott Perry, pitcher who is with the Athletics. • * e George Slsler Is the American league's leading base thief. He is also a much Improved performer around that first corner. • * e Pittsburgh fans are delighted with the showing made by the Pirates and Manager Hugo Bezdek is being loudly praised in the smoky city. • • • Steve Yerkes, who could not make good at second base for the Cubs, is to be brought back to the National league as a member of the Cardinals. e e e With ten baseball games a day scheduled in Paris, that lively capital Is in a fairway to more lively sport of the wholesome sort than ever be fore. • • • Some of the major league clubs are going to be shy of capable pitchers this year. In both circuits there will be not more than twenty good south paws. * • • Outfielder Charley Jackson, the out fielder secured by Pittsburgh last fall from Spokane and slated for return to Spokane, has been sent to Minneapolis instead. • • • There never was a time when the Detroit Tigers looked as bad as some of the cartoonist drawings of “Tige." Nor has anybody ever seen n teal tiger that looked like some of those draw ings. • • • Though he Is In the draft, Donie Bush of the Tigers doesn’t expect to be called for some time, as his num ber is far down In the list. Further more, he Is the sole support of a wid owed mother and several sisters. • • • Outfielder Ted Cather, who has been signed by the Rochester Internation als, will play with Newark instead. President Farrell of the league hav ing ruled that Newark had first claim to his services.