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From All Parts of Colorado WMttrn Newspaper Unloa Nawa Service. Capt. Harold Shoup, eldest son of Governor and Mrs. Shoup, who has been In service overseas for two and one-half years, has sailed from France for New York. The third trail to the summit of Pike's Peak, said to excel both the j present trails in scenic attractions, will 1 be completed in time for the summer tourist season. Advance reports Indicate that the cultivated acreage in Colorado in 1919 will be the largest on record for the state, the most substantial increase be ing in acreage devoted to sugar beets and wheat. Denver schools will close for the sommer vacation on June 27th. A de lay of several weeks was caused in ths closing of the schools because of the «forced vacation of two months last fall on account of the Influenza epi demic. C. C. Lamb, acting president of the Western Slope Livestock and Fair As sociation, has called a meeting of the board of directors of that organization to meet in Grand Junction May 23rd. The fair will be held September 23rd to 26th. Clifford S. Davis, the only Fremont county man as far as known who has been awarded the French Croix de Guerre for extraordinary valor in ac tion, hus arrived at his Cahon City , home ufter twenty-three months of ac tive service attached to both the French und American armies. The Brighton Farmers' Union Is clos ing a deal for the Brighton elevator which they are buying from the Mul liu interests. The new owners will take possession June lf»th. Mr. Wilson of Fort Lupton, a former Kansas el evator man, will take charge of the Brighton elevator for the farmers. There are now more than 2,500 op portunities for the establishment of factories, business enterprises and for professional people, in the smaller cit ies and towns of the state, according to the annual opportunity survey con ducted by the State Bourd of Immi gration, which Is now nearly complete. Prof. Roosevelt P. Walker, for the last three months field orgunizer for the extension department of the Uni versity of Colorado, has resigned and will go to Athens, Ga., to become pro fessor of English at the University of Georgin. He is returning to a position he held for several years before com ing to Colorado. One-hulf of the buildings In Fraser, Colo., were destroyed by a fire. Only four buildings were left on the north side of Main street, and the saving of these was due to a quick trip by a Moffat road train from Tabernash, bringing fire fighters. How the fire started Is not known, for it was under good headway in a small building when discovered. Jay Lynch, arrested for the murder of the sheriff and a deputy ut Mo., confessed the killing to the sheriff at I,a Junta. During the confession he said he was a member of the I>ale Jones gang, which shot several offl cera at Colorado Springs and Denver some months ago, but said he was not with the gang at the time of their visit to Colorado. A state convention of World War Veterans will meet in Pueblo during State Fair week, September 22nd to 27th. This will be the largest con vention of soldiers, sailors, and ma rines that has ever been held in Colo rado. More than 300 delegates will at tend. The present plans are for the convention to be In session two days and then to have "soldiers’ day” at the fair following the convention. The State Highway Commission has declared three roads to be a part of state highways. These are the Lin coln road, running through iAfayette, as a part of state route No. 2; Green street, running through Silverton, as a part of state route Nos. 48 and 13, and the roud through Green Mountain Falls us a part of state route No. 18. The commission also approved the bids as recommended by the subcommittee for the Walsenburg-Trinidad contract. Sixty-nine men from the Colorado colleges and universities died In the war, according to figures compiled for all the colleges in the country. The figures Include alumni, students and tenchers who went to war. The deaths among Colorudo men so far tubulated follows: University of Colorado — Died of wounds, seven; died of dis ease, eleven : died of other causes, two. Colorado College—Wounds, eight; dis ease, eleven; other causes, one. Sa cred Heart College—Wounds, eight; disease, three. Agricultural College— Wounds, three: disease, five. Univer sity of Denver—Wounds, five : disease, five. Figures for the Colorado School of Mines do not appear in the sum mary. Hoy Wong, pioneer and sightless habitue of Denver’s Chinatown, Is one of nine blind persons granted relief by the state under the terms of the blind benefit bill passed by the Twen ty-second General Assembly. Wong will receive S3OO a year. Nearly one-fifth of the population of Denver were subscribers to the Vic tory Liberty Ixian, according to statis tics completed by the City Liberty Loan Committee. There was 45,150 subscribers, and the total raised in Denver was $13,525,350. about SIOO,- 000 in excess of the quota. CENTENNIAL STATE ITEMS. Nich Obrodertch and George Guide*. Diners who went from Silverton to Ifontrost, were arrested there and hair grips searched. They were sus pected of knowing something about :he murder of Frank A. Carlson, of ! Denver, In Telluride. The men were arrested by Sheriff Gill and they stat ed they had come direct from Silver ) ton and were going to Bingham Gallon, Utah, to work. Obroderlch had a bloody handkerchief and a revolver In bis grip and Guicich had a pair of | brass knuckles. I In order to prevent a recurrence of , the winter’s troubles of the fire de j partment of Colorado Springs, which 1 led to a walkout and later a recall election, the members of the fire de partment voluntarily requested the city council of that city to pass an or dinance preventing the formation of any union by the firemen. They also agreed to take no part In city politics, a radical change from that of the last few years. The council did not delay in passing the requested laws. The sheriffs office at Iji Junta cap tured Ventura Antizeros while he was trying to dispose of some silk goods, and after un examination it was learned that he had a quantity of goods in the east end of town. His premises were searched and five silk dresses, silk waists and two coats, valued at $75 each, besides a number of trousers and overalls, were found. The goods were identified as those belonging to ii store that was robbed in Pueblo of $1,500 worth of silk. "The division of morale is soon to be organized as the seventh arm of service of the United States Army." This statement was made by Raymond F. Fosdick, chairman of the National Comlfdssion on War Camp Activities, who has Just returned from five months in Europe with General Per shing. Mr. Fosdick Is now at Broad moor, at Colorado Springs, where he Is enjoying a rest with ids family after two strenuous years of service. Sunflower ensilage is to be given a test by members of the Adams county farm bureau, acting under the direc tion of George It. Smith, county agri culturalist. Different members of the organization will plant an acre each to give the flower that made Kansas famous a chance to show what It cm* do for Northern Colorado. Over on the Western Slope sunflower ensilage lias been given a test the last year, und proved • valuable feed. Greeley police are looking for a man, partly Identified as the assailant of o 10-yeur-old Greeley girl on the campus of the Greeley high school. The girl was attacked by two men, but escaped and run to the campus of the state teachers’ college, where she fainted from terror and exhaustion and was found unconscious several hours luter beside a clump of hushes, with most of her clothing torn away. The Jury which heard the case brought against Joe Higgle, his wife, Mrs. Joe Rlggio, and their son, Miko Rigglo, at Wulsenburg, charged with the murder of Sam Nfcher, February 4, 1918, failed to agree and were dis charged by Judge Hollenbeck. Atten tion paid Joale Higgle, daughter ot the Rlgglos, la suld to have cuused the trouble leading to the killing of Na iler. George T. and Thomas Boske, bro tliers, were arrested at Kenilworth, Utah, after eluding sheriff’s officers in a three-day chase in the hills of Northern Colorado. This information was telegraphed to Sheriff Sam Thom as on his return from the hills. The men are charged with the murdar of Will T. Hunter und Elton Z. Parka, near Pueblo, six weeks ago. A train left Monte Vista loaded with bogs and potatoes with a market value of $82,450. It consisted of eighteen cars of fat hogs from the Monte Vista sec tions, six more cars of hogs brought in by the San Luis Central, and nine teen cars of spuds. The hogs were worth about $3,000 a carload and the spuds $550 a car. The great Revenue mine, producer of millions of dollars worth of rich *ll - and gold ore In Ouray’s heyday, has Just been sold to eastern parties, according to announcement of C. R. Wilfley. Lately heavy ore bodies have been uncovered in the workings and the purchasers stute that they are go Ing to install modern machinery and build Improvements to cost several hundred thousand dollars. Edward S. Lannon, 65, fomier sbal of Victor and an old mayor of the camp, and J. F. Haney, an old resi dent, were found crushed beneath an auto which had gone over a steep em bankment in Phantom cafion, twenty miles from Victor, in Fremont county. Both men were dead. They were on their way to Pueblo and the Arkansas valley for a visit. Henry Barnham, 28 years old, a painter, was accidentally shot in the right eye, with a .22 caliber rifle by Lloyd Dickens, 9-year-old son of W. A. Dickens, living one mHe south of Longmont. Barnham was taking a stroll In the country and passed a field where young Dickena was shooting at a target. He was taken to Longmont by a party of autolsts. The State Department of Safety will go out of existence June Ist instead o< July 15th, It was announced at the gov ernor's office. The announcement came after Governor Oliver H. Shoup accepted the resignation of 001. Henry F. Allen superin ten dthir of the deparf raent to take effect on that date. The * legislature at the last session provid ed the department with funds enough ; to Inst until July 15. According to a recent ruling of Attorney General Vic tor E. Keyes, however, the department | will continue to exist In name, no law j having specified its abolishment. ns xlk Momun hut. DAVID LLOYD GEORGE At the head of Great Britain's peace delegates Is David Lloyd George, the British premier. GUNBOAT IS SUNK REDS’ ARTILLERY IN NORTHERN RUSSIA BEING DESTROYED. DVINA RIVER IS NOW FREE OF ICE AND OPEN TO TRANS PORTATION. (Veattm Newspaper Union New* Servlc*. London, May 14.—The Bolshevist ar tillery Is active on the front in north ern Russia, hut is being silenced by the allied counter fire. The Dvina river Is free of ice, and river trans port is In full swing. The White sea Is not yet clear of ice, but is navigable at the mouth. Archangel.—One Bolshevist gunboat is rei>orted to have been suuk on the Dvina river during an engagement be tween the British river flotilla and land batteries ami the enemy fleet. The allied flotilla, aided by airplanes, also conducted a brisk bombardment along the Vagu river. Stockholm. —The arrival here of General Skoropndskl, former hetman of the Ukraine, is reported. General Skoropadski is on his way to Helsing fors, Finland, where, It Is understood, lie will take part in a conference over measures to be tukeu against the Rus sian Bolslievlki. Paris.—A wireless message received here addressed to Dr. Fridtjof of Nan sen, head of the commission to feed ItUKsln, from M. Tchitcherlu, Bolshe vik foreign minister, and relayed by the foreign office at Berlin announces that the Bolslievlki refuse to cease hos tilities as a condition of the provision ing of Russia by neutrals. Tchltcherin declares that a continu ation of hostilities is necessary for political reasons and that it would be floor policy to stop them. The so viet government, he adds, is willing to support a movement to feed Russia so long as it has no political character "bift will not he duped." The feeling of the Russian popula tion Is no solution of the Russian question, it is declared in a memor andum sent to tlie peace conference by Prince Lvoff, Sergius Suzonoff and President Tsehaikowsky of the north Russian government concerning the proposal to feed soviet Russia through neutral countries on condition that the Bolshevist cease hostilities. The memorandum suys: "The allies wish to assist the Rus sian people and to reduce the starva tion brought by the Bolshevist regime. This cannot fall to awake deep feel ings of gratitude. “Nevertheless, the signers of this declaration consider that the realiza tion of this generous thought will have a contrary result unless efficient measures are taken to prevent the Bolshevist authorities from interfering with the revletuallng of Russia. To bring failure to this deed of humanity would be of use only to the protectors of the Bolshevist regime and would help to prolong their domination.” Want Dry Law Repealed. Washington.—Repeal of the war time prohibition law that Is to become effective July 1, will be proposed in a bill to be introduced at the opening session of Congress next week by Rep resentative Gallivan of Massachusetts, Democrat. A similar measure was in troduced by Mr. Gallivan during the closing days of the last Congress, but it was still in committee when the ses sion ended. Will Use Pigeons. Eugene, Ore.—Six pairs of homing pigeons have been taken to each of the ranger stations in the Cascade Na tional Forest and will lie trained to carry messages from the men who go out to fight fires to the different sta tions to which they are attached. The birds were taken to Oak Ridge, Mc- Kenzie Bridge and Reserve, where the stations are located. Sonora Is Wet. Douglas, Ariz. —Sonora has voted to rejoin the ranks of the wets. The leg islature, In session at Hermosillo, vot ed by 11 to 3 to repeal the present dry law and permit sale of liquor in the state. The law probnbly will be in ef fort by June 1. Arrangements already are being made in Agua Prleta to open valoons, and there is a lively scramble to secure licenses, which are regarded ns extremely valuable, due to heavy patronage expected from Americans. BRITISH WILL OCCUPY MEMEL FLEET ANCHORED OFF COAST OF EAST PRUSSIA TO STAND GUARD. GERMANY SENDS NOTES NEW TERMS OF PEACE TREATY BEING SLOWLY MADE PUBLIC. Wwttra Newspaper Union News Service. London, May 17. —A British fleet is anchored outside of Memel, East Prus sia, close to the Russian frontier, and the British are expected to occupy the place in a few days, according to a Copenhagen dispatch. Paris.—lt has become known that the German peace delegation has pre pared to send another note to the al lied and associated powers concerning the peace treaty. A peremptory answer to the German note registering objec tions to the treaty arrangements for the left bank of the Rhine ami the Suur valley hus been drufted by the special commission on territorial af fairs presided over by Andre Tardieu, It was reported. The German peace treaty, it devel oped, contains a clause which has not yet been made public, providing that ratification, by Germany and three of tlie principal associated powers will tiring the treaty into force between the ratifying parties, enabling the immedi ate resumption of trade. As the result of conferences among the representatives of the powers, which are being continued, the text of the German treaty probably will be made public by installments. It is re ported that the financial and bounda ries sections of the documents will be released shortly. It was pointed out in connection with the stipulation ns to the ratifi cation of the German treaty that any nation which withheld ratification af ter three of the principal powers had ratified wouHI be at a disadvantage in a commercial way. This would follow from the fact that ratifying powers would be able to resume trade rela tions with Germany at once, while the states that delayed would have no such privileges. It Is quite probable that the Turkish ami Bulgarian peace treaties will lie negotiated and signed in Constanti nople, Saioniki or some other conven ient city in the near East, according to advices. It is Indicated that the terms of peace will be ready for presentation to the Austrian delegates in a few days. Negotiations pending for the adjust ment of the Adriatic controversy con template a direct settlement between Italy and Jugo-Slavia, through Amer ican mediation. By tlds plan the Aus trian treaty would not specify the dis position to be made of Dalmatia, Istria or Flume, beyond detuchiug them from Austria. The Chinese cabinet Ims resigned, lnK the president lias refused to ac cept the resignation, according to a telegram from Peking to the peace conference. Berlin.—Replying to a deputation from the regions threatened under the terms of the pence treaty, I'hllip Scheldemann, the chancellor, said that the cabinet was discussing counter peuce terms, based without restriction on President Wilson’s principles. "They must bring us the negotia tions we need and to which wc have a right in accordance with President Wilson’s note of November 8, 1918," the chancellor declared. "That is the new Germany’s right, upon which the government will insist to the last." Paris.—Allied naval concentration lias been started nt Smyrna in connec tion with a mandate to Greece to ad minister the city. The Ilritisli und the French each have fleets on the scene, with landing parties; the Greeks have a battleship and five gunboats and the Italians have five lurge warships. The United States forces are the battleship Arizona and four destroyers. The var ious allied naval contingents are drawn from the forces in the Adriatic and the Black sea. Will Cabie Short Message. • Paris. —President Wilson’s message which will be cabled to Congress, May 19, is expected to lie exceptionally short. It is said It will not submit the complete text of the pence treaty or tlie proposed Franco-American engage ment for joint military action against Germany, both these subjects being reserved for personal presentation on the President's return. The Presi dent’s nearest associates said that they were unable to account for the reports fixing June 13 as the date for the President’s departure. Huns Curb Attacks. Paris. —The Germans by their imper ialistic maneuvers in Letvin and Lith uania are retarding any concerted campaign against the Bolshevik! In the region of Riga. The effects of the coup nt Llbau, where the Germans over turned tlie Lett government, lie says, has paralyzed the nnti-Bolsnevik ac tivity of the Letts and prolonged the domination of Riga by tlie soviet forces. Letvin, the oorresiioiidciit as serts, is politically and militarily un der tlie influence of the Germans. PRINCE GEORGE LVOFF Prince George Lvoff is chairman of the delegation that represents Russia in the conferences of the peace dele gates. TEUTONS DENY BLAME PRESIDENT EBERT MAKES THREATENING STATEMENT MARSHAL FOCH IS ORDERED TO FRONT TO PREPARE FOR ANY ACTION. Western Newspaper Union Newt Service. Berlin, May 15.—President Ebert in an interview on the peace treaty declares: "The German people hope that the world will not countenance such avenging aspirations. It already is expectantly catching the first voices from the ranks of French and English workingmen. It also pins hope upon these harbingers of a new and better world configuration. "At the same time it proclaims to the world at large that, regardless of what others may do to her, Germany does not purpose for u single moment to tolerate such injustice.” President Ebert said the ominous quiet produced by tlie first announcement of the peace terms was a most characteristic indication of | their effect on the German people. He said he feared an outbreak of "psychic furor Teutonicus" within a few days. Paris.—lmmediate measures tending to tlie further subjugation of Germany if its delegates refuse to sign the peace treaty were indicated by the announce ment that Marshal Foch had been sent to the Rhine by the council of four to take such action as may become neces sary In tlie event that the treaty is not signed. The council of four, composed of President Wilson, David Lloyd George, M. Clemenceau nml Signor Orlando, 'considered the Immediate reimposltion lof the blockade against Germany in rase the country declines to sign the peace treaty. Tlie subject was under discussion ut two separute meetings of the council. On the other bund, it Is anticipated that the blockade will be entirely lifted immediately if the Gerigun delegates affix their siguu tures to the treaty. Paris. —The answers of the council of four to the German notes on prison-’ ers of war and labor subjects have been delivered. One of the later German notes, deal ing with economic clauses of the treaty, declares that they mean the ruin of Germany if they are enforced. A note on territorial questions pro tests particularly against the Saar valley arrangements and the transfer of the Mnlraedy Moresnet and Eupen districts to Belgium, as well as the forced evacuation of a part of Schles wig. A note on reparation does not pro test against the payment by Germany for the devastation wrought in Bel gium and northern France which, it suys, Germany is ready to do willingly. It is lidded, however, that Germany will not pay reparation for this dam age on the principle that she was re sponsible for the war. Force Evacuation. London. —British air raids forced evacuation of Dakka (on the Kabul river in Afghanistan just across the In dian frontier), according to an offi cial dispatch received by the India of fice. Several other successful bomb ing raid were carried out. One hun dred Afghans were killed and seven guns captured. All Oil Restrictions Removed. Washington.—All rules and regula tions governing the production, manu facture, distribution or transportation of oil in its various forms, including gasoline, and of natural gas, have been removed by nn order of Fuel Admin istrator Garfield. Report Is lie, Say Japs. Washington. German propaganda is believed tiy officials of the Japanese embassy here to be responsible for re ports reaching Mexico Gitv of h«»nvy immigration of Chinese and Japanese into Mexico. It was said nt the em liasy that no such number as 5,000 Asiatics had been sent into Mexico in March or any other recent month. The Chinese legation also was without in formation of any such immigration of Chinese. FIRST ATTEMPT IS FAILURE BIG U. 8. NAVY PLANEB UNABLE TO RISE WITH REQUIRED FUEL. LOADS ARE TOO HEAVY DIRIGIBLE BREAKS MOORINGB AND LANDB OUT IN OCEAN. Western Newepaper Union News Service. Trepassey, N. F., May 16. The "jinx" which visited NC-4 on the ini tial leg of the navy’s transatlantic flight, compelling her to put in at Chatham, Mass., for repairs, turned its attention to the NOl and NC-3, hold ing them harbor-bound while the HC-4 caught up with them. The NC-4 landed here, swooping to its moorings in the harbor over the NC-1 and NC-3, which had Just re turned after an ineffectual attempt to get away on the 1,350-mile flight to the Azores. Tlie crew of the NC-4 owes its chance for an even start with tlie sis- ( ter planes to the fact that the NC-1 and NC-3 refused to rise from the water with tlie heavy loads of fuel whicli had been taken aboard. St. Johns, N. F.-r—The United States navy dirigible C-5, which escaped from Its moorings here, dropped into the sea about eighty-five miles off shore, according to a radio message received by the cruiser Chicago from an un identified British steamship. Plans of the United States navy for a transatlantic flight by a dirigible received n serious Jolt when the 05 burst from her moorings In n gale and was swept out to sea soon after she bad arrived from Montauk Point, after being in the air continuously for twenty-five hours and forty-five min utes. Lieut. Charles G. Little of Newbury* port. Mass., who was given charge of the C-5 after her crew had been bundled off to bed abpard the cruiser Chicago, was almost carried away by the fugitive gas bag while making a nervy attempt to deflate it. Seated in the "blimp’s" nacelle when she broke away, he seized the ripcord and gave a tug which should have opened up the big envelope nnd per mitted the gas to escape. The cord broke, however, and Lieut. Little, real izing he would he unable to bring the ship down, leaped out from a height of twenty-five feet. His only Injury was a sprained ankle. A landing crew of 100 men under the direction of Lieutenant Little had Jr fought with the gale for control I*l* the C-5 for six hours before it broke* away. Says Germany Cannot Sign. Berlin.—Count von Broekdorff-Rant zau, the head of the German peace del egation, in communicating to the other members of the delegation the text of the three notes he sent to Premier Clemenceau, pointed out that the peace treaty in its present form could not be accepted, nnd could not lie signed, be cause it was impossible to fulfill its terms. Dispatches from Versailles re porting the count’s action add that he told the German delegation thut it would sign nothing it was not intend ed to fulfill. The delegation, he con tinued, would endeavor to improve the treaty and make its signing possible. Mail Route Satisfactory. Chicago.—Daily aerial mail service on the Chicugo-Clevelund leg of the Chicago-New York route has been es tablished on a satisfactory schedule. One mall flight a day from each ter ininent of the leg to Bryan, Ohio, tlie relay point, hus been arranged by the aerial mail service until arrangements for expansion have been completed. Elupsed time on tlie Chlcago-Cleve land relay was three hours and thir teen minutes, while the Cleveland mail was relayed to Chicago in three hours und fifty-four minfttes. Mias Hall Not Guilty. Martinez, Calif. —A verdict of not guilty was found by tlie jury after an hour’s deliberation in the trial here of Miss Oneita Hall, accused of the murder of Charlie Hong, a Chinaman, on a houseboat in the Sacramento riv er, Janqary 1. The defense had plead ed self-defense. The prosecution al leged that robbery was the motive for the shooting. Eligible For Discharge. Washington.—Soldiers who married abroad are eligible for immediate dis charge on their arrival In this country, the War Department today informed the commanders of ports of. embarka tion. Congress Will Investigate. Washington.—One of the first things the Senate military affairs committee 1 will investigate after Congress recon venes will lie the reported sacrifice of hundreds of American soldiers nt the front after the armistice was signed.. According to the reports received* some of the heaviest casualties suf fered by the American army occurred on the morning of Nov. 11, after the signing of the armistice had been of ficially announced, but before It be came effective.