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From All Parts of Colorado Waatarm Naavapar Unloa Nr we Sarrtea. COMING EVENTS. The Colorado' Editorial Association meet In Denver, July 11. 12, 1919. The Rico mining district has been producing steadily for nearly forty years. There has been some agricul tural development in the river valleys and stock raising is carried on to a limited extent Lumbering and tie making have also been important in dutries at various times in the past. One hundred and sixty-one gradu ates received their diplomas at the University of Colorado. Dr. Livings ton Farrand, former president of the University, delivered the commence ment address. Governor Oliver Shoup gave a abort talk on the work the In stitution has done during the year. Two motorcycle police are to be ap pointed by W. F. R. Mills, manager of park* and Improvements, to help po lice Denver's mountain highways and parka, it has been announced. The authority of the city to police the parks was given through an act cre ated at the last session of the Twenty second General Assembly. According to Colonel Bower, a pio neer resident of Palisade, the chief peach growing section of the western slope, the Indications for a bumper peach yield was never better. He pre dicts that not less than 350 carloads will be shipped from Vineland, a load ing point at Palisade, during the com ing season. Hurled sixty feet from the side car of a motorcycle when a southbound Union Pacific train crashed Into the machine in which she was riding five miles east of Loveland, Mrs. William Tracy, was instantly killed, and Mrs. Verne Tlppita, driver of the vehicle received injuries which it is feared may cause her death. Wyborn I. Cunningham, attorney and graduate of Denver University law school, and his school companion, Perry Jackson, were married at Castle Root to Misses Floss and Eunice Got hard. The young men have been chums since boyhood, graduating together In high school and college, and serving to gether on the battlefields of France. Albert Bevsn, 15, and Frank McCar thy, 14, rescued Jack Simpson, 10, from drowning at Colorado Springs. It was Bevan’s fourth life-saving exploit and McCarthy’s second. The Simpson l>oy, too, participated In the event for ths second time, as Bevan pulled him out of a reservoir last summer after lie had sunk for the third time. Two million feet of timber, valued at $2 a thousand feet, was destroyed In the forest fire in the ‘ San Isabel National Forest, seven miles north of Beulah, according to a rough estimate made by A. G. Hamel, forest super visor. Watchers are still on duty In the fire area for the purpose of pre venting the fire spreading if It breaks out In a new place. The Pikes Peak region will become the background of a series of pictures of Bible times which are to be pro duced at Colorado Springs. A studio lias been erected and the Garden of the Gods, Seven Falls, Cheyenne mountain and the slopes and summit of Pikes Peak soon will become the setting for a screen drama which had Its origin in Palestine. Representative Hardy of Colorado introduced u bill appropriating $7,800 to pay for arms and ammunition which United States troops took away from Colorado citlxens during the la bor trouble of 1014, when all Colo rado citlxens In the affected area were compelled to turn In their arms. Many of these weapons were either lost or stolen while in the govern ment's custody. The acreage of land farmed without irrigation In Colorado has increased more than 200 per cent in the past ten years, and thousands of acres of raw nonlrrigated land is being put In cultivation each year. George Boeko, convicted of killing Klton C. Parks and Will T. Hunter on the Rye road near Pueblo on the after noon of April 11, was sentenced to be hanged during the week beginning Sept. 22. Tom Bosko, a brother of the doomed man, was given life imprison ment. It is likely that appeal to the Supreme Court will be made. The at torneys have sixty days In which to file their bill of exceptions ▲ diet of two loaves of bread a day, combined with a rest for fifty day* is preferable to working at bard labor for thirty days with three square meals to maintain normal weight, ac cording to the decision of Donald Mc- Pherson, a local vagrant, who was tried in Justice Franklin’s court at Montrose on a charge of begging and sleeping in barns. The judge gave him the choice and he nonchalantly chose the diet and vacation when the sentence of SSO and costs was given him. The body of Joe Garcia, a Mexican farm hand, was found six miles from Merino in Washington county. A bul let hole was found In the head, indi cating that he committed suicide. A small pistol was found near the body and search of his clothing revealed a burglar's mask. Teller county, Colorado’s banner gold producer, has added to the world's gold supply up to the end of 1918 approximately $30(1000,000. Qold 40 practically the only valuable metal produced in the famous Cripplg £ceek Jwrtet- CENTENNIAL STATE ITEMS. Cslsrs<9 holds the distinction of be ta* the foremost producer In the world of molybdenum ore, according to the fifteenth biennial report of the State Bureau of Mines, recently compiled. This report covers the years 1917 and 1918, and was submitted by Fred Car roll, state commissioner of mines dur ing the above period. The total min eral production of the state since 1858 was $1,405,484,205. Gold production in 1918 alone is estimated at $12,944,600, as compared with the 1917 output of 115,729,224. The decrease in gold pro duction was due to the closing of mines caused by the constantly in creasing costs, the report states. The report further states that Colorado Is producing most of the vanadium of the United States, and In the world mar kets is vlelng with the Peruvian mines. A greater part of the world’s supply of uranium and radium Is being mined from Colorado deposits. Flock-masters In the San Juan ba ■irt, particularly in the Mancos dis trict, report the constant loss of sheep from their bands, which, they say, if continued throughout the season, will rob them of a major portion of the year’s profits. The sheepmen also say that when sheep were selling at low prices they seldom If ever lost sheep (n any way except through raids by predatory animals. An organized ef fort Is being made to find out whether there is a band of sheep rustlers who are systematically robbing the herds A thirty day's stay of execution has been granted Crux Romero and Clif ford Sproul, condemned prisoners at the penitentiary, who were sentenced to be banged during the last week In June. Their execution will now take place some time during the week be ginning July 20th, unless further clem ency Is granted by the Supreme Court or the governor. The stay of execution waa granted iu order that their cases might be reviewed by the State Board of Pardons, which meets on June 29th. Figures prepared by Horace Havens, mineral superintendent of the State Board of Land Commissioners, show that more than 200,000 acres of state school land are under lease to oil com panies. From these leases the school fund derives more than SIO,OOO annu ally. Recent reports to the Land Board show that ten wells are being drilled In the state and that several others are to commence operations soon. A battle-scarred phonograph which the Elks’ Lodge of Montrose donated to the members of Battery F of the 841st Division of the American Expe ditionary Forces, has been returned to them by the boys, who are now at Camp Funßtou. This instrument was carried through many battles by the local boys, but Is still in good playing condition, although there are several bullet wounds in Its framework Two miles of the Santa F 4 trail, leading south from Pueblo, will be payed, work to start as soon as the United States Bureau of Public Roads has approved the action of the State Highway Commission, which has rec ommended that the contract be award ed to A. Hewitt, the lowest bidder. The contract price Is $48,000. This will be the first section of the Santa F 4 trail to be paved. The Rev. Grover Harrison, 32 years old, an Episcopal deacon, was success ful In his second attempt at suicide In the Observation hospital at Colorado Springs, by hanging himself in a bath room with a rope fashioned from hie underwear. He stood on a chair during these operations and when he wai ready to die kicked the chair from un der him. He was being held on a stat utory charge. Taxpayers voted to bond the district for $18,500 to r the erection of a mod ern school building at Agate, Colo. Work will begin at once, so It will be ready for next fall. Five new build ings were erected this spring, among them the new Peterson hotel, which will be one of the moot modern on the Union Pacific. It has electric lights, running water and heated throughout. Word that Colorado probably will receive a portion of the 219 army au tomobile trucks recently allotted to it by the War Department within the next few weeks was received by the State Highway Commission from E. E. Sommers, chairman of the commis sion, who is In Washington. Colorado is also to receive seventeen Ford cars and nine pleasure cars of other makes. The trucks and cars make up Colo rado’s portion of the $20,000,000 worth of automobiles the War Department had on hand at the close of the war and decided to allot to the various states. In honor of Congressman Guy U. Hardy of Cafion City, who Is president of the National Editorial Association which convenes In Seattle, Wash., in August, one of the big ships of the new United States merchant marine which will be launched in that city on August 16th, will be named Cafion City, In bonor of Mr. Hardy's home town. Members of the National Edi torial aasoclation will be guests of bonor on this occasion and J4rs. Hardy will act as sponsor st the launching. The vessel is of the newest pattern, being of steel construction Fifty of about ninety land owners in the Orchard mesa section have voted unanimously to bond their property, totaling more than 6,000 acres, to the government to guaran tee the reclamation of 10,000 acres in that section. A committee, composed of C. P. McCormick, chairman; Be raan C. Fox, secretary; R. A. Hill, V. Gilchrist and E. C. Bryan, was given almost unlimited authority to secure signatures of other land owners and make such arrangements as age nec essary to most the demands of ths government vas slk -wvaar wmm. CHARLES KRAMAR. Charles Kramsr, delegate to ths psaos conference from Czechoslovakia and prims minister of tho Czecho slovak government, was long a leader of tho Young Czech party in ths Aus trian relchsrat. He waa arrsstad aarly In ths war and condemned to death by an Austrian court, but waa later re prieved and liberated. His antlra pub llo life has been devoted to the causa of Bohemian liberty. TROOPS STORM CROWDS AGITATOWB BLAMED FOR NEW OUTBREAKB IN HUN CITIEB. BTREETB SWEPT BY RIOTERS, LOOTING AND WRECKING STORES. WMtara N««SMP«r Union News Service. Berlin, June 26. —The streets of Ber lin were scenes of rioting and plunder ing last night and this morning. In cited by speeches from agitators la Alexander Plats, mobs attacked and robbed pedestrians and maltreated Iso lated soldiers. Troops seut to Alexan der Plats were fired on by crowds In the streets and from the roofs of build ings. They finally succeeded In clear ing the streets. Elsewhere In the city bands of ma rauders robbed shops and attacked cit izens, rifling their pockets. The neigh borhood of the Stettin railroad station was notably disorderly. Street cars were held up while rioters searched the passengers' pockets and atola wom en’s rings. Here, also, soldiers were beaten and shots were fired from roofs and windows and the soldiers returned the fire. After daylight this morning the city was quieter, but at noon the police ap pealed for troops, as the crowds were gathering once more. Four thousand workers In the shops across Gruene wald railroad had struck. Troops have occupied the Goerlits and Stettin sta tions, which are still being used by the public. Herrmann Mueller, the new foreign minister, the Tageblatt says, has de clined to go to Versailles to sign the peace treaty. Field Marshal von Hin denburg, it Is added, has resigned the chief command of the army. London. —President Ebert of Ger many, Premier Bauer and all the min isters have Issued a proclamation to the German people, according to a wireless message from Berlin, an nouncing the conclusion of peace and urging as the first pressing need the bending of all efforts to its fulfill ment. “As far as It is possible to carry It out,” says the proclamation, “the treaty must be carried out.” It declares faithful loyalty to those threatened with separation from the empire and promises to intercede In their behalf, "as we would intercede for ourselves.” It concludes by ex horting the people to realise the need of work and faithfulness to duty for the redemption of the country. Hang and Burn Negre. Ellisvllle, Miss.—Trailed for ten days through southern Mississippi by posses which included several hundred mem bers of his own race, John Hartfleld, negro, confessed assailant of an Ellis vllle young woman, was captured des perately wounded In a cane brake, rushed by automobile to the scene of his crime, hanged to a gum tree and burned to ashes. His victim identified him and witnessed his execution. Many Injured in Theater Fise. San Juan, Porto Rico. —One hundred and fifty persons. Including many chil dren, are reported killed or Injured In the destruction by fire of a motion pic ture theater at Mayaguez. The bodies of twenty-seven unidentified persons have been recovered from the ruins. Big Shipments in Gold. New York. —The last ten days have witnessed the movement of large amounts of gold coin from the United States to the Orient and South Amer ica. Shipments of several million dol lars to China have been made during that period and it is estimated before the present movement Is terminated $10,000,000 will have been sent to that country. To dale approximately $9,- 000,000 has gone to Japan and It is rrobable that a similar amount will e sent within the next few days. CROWN PRINCE IN GERMANY FLEES FROM HOLLAND AND IS NOW IN HIDING IN EABT PRUSBIA. WOULD ESCAPE TRIAL MAY LEAD NEW REVOLT AFTER BIGNING OF TREATY, 18 REPORT. WEStErn Newspaper Unloa New* Service. London, June 27.—With the crown prince returned to Germany, supposed ly to attempt the leadership of a mili tarist cobp d'etat; and with Increasing clashes between the populace and troops In Berlin and Hamburg, it is feured that the upheaval prophesied when Germany should sign the peace treaty has already begun. No definite word of the crown prince's whereabouts, or of his plans, has been received beyond the bare fact that he has crossed the frontier of Holland and is again on German soil. It is suggested that his flight may have been merely to escape seiz ure and trial by the allies. In Berlin many streets are barricad ed and there have been bitter engage ments between the government troops aud mobs for the past several days. Militarist circles in the German capital discuss openly the plans for a counter revolution, aimed to suppress the com munist uprising, which apparently has already been launched, and to place the royalist-junker faction again In power. Armed resistance to the allies Is likewise being considered. Field Mar shal von Hlndenburg, in reply to a re quest from the minister of defense concerning the allied rejection of Ger man reeervatlons in the peace treaty, said that In the event of a resump tion of hostilities the Germans would be able to reconquer Posen and main tain the frontiers to the east, but hardly would be able to reckon on success In the west. The field mar shal Is said to have added: “A favorable Issue to our operations Is, therefore, very doubtful, but as s soldier, I must prefer an honorable fall to au ignomlnous peace.” A report from Berlin aald that Field Marshal von Hlndeaburg had resigned from the chief command. Later dis patches said that General Groener had succeeded him, but that Groener like wls had resigned, but had agreed to remain In command until the situation had become tranquilized. Rebels are lu complete control of Hamburg, a news agency dispatch from Berlin re ported. General von Lettow, the dis patch added, has been ordered to crush the revolt by force. Washington. Confidential reports that the former German crown prince, and also probably the former emperor, would attempt to re-enter Germany after the signing of the peace treaty, were received recently by government officials here. This became known after a dispatch telling of the escape of the crown prince had been received recently by government officials ‘here. The former German crown prince was interned by the Dutch goverumeut ou the Island of Wlerlngen, and If he pre serves his status as a soldier the opin ion of international law authorities here Is that the Netherlands govern ment may be held accountable by the associated powers for his escape. Of ficials said one effect of the escape undoubtedly would be to cause the au thorities of Holland to renew precau tions to prevent the escape of the for mer emperor. Soldiers Bring French Brides. Paris. —Passport officers at the American embassy are working night and day providing papers for the French brides of American soldiers who are about to leave for the United States. Many of the brides are accom panied by their khaki-clad husbands, some bringing their mothers with them and many are alone. In the dally qoeue at the embassy are French girls from nearly all the provinces. There are large girls and small girls, beautiful girls and plain girls, simple country girls unassumingly gowned and girls in the rakish hats and short skirts of the Paris boulevards. Mayor Hansen Asks Increase. Seattle, Wash. —Mayor Ole Hansen asked the board of public works to In crease the compensation of about 5,000 municipal employes. The mayor said he has found the cost of living Is still on the increase in Seattle and he thought it time for the city to conduct an in vestigation into the increased cost of living here. Power to Repeal Doubted. Washington.—The question of whe ther the President would have the power to repeal war-time prohibition by declaring demobilization complete was discussed In the House by Repre sentative Hoch of Kansas. “There seems to be a general belief,” Mr. Hoch said, “that the President not only has the power to repeal the act, but In tends to do so. The liquor interests in many sections of the country are open ly defying the law sai'siv taking out licenses for the next fiscal year. AMEER OF AFGHANISTAN Thl, I, ■ ptwtograph of AmamiHah, tk« mw mmw of Afghanistan. agalnat whom Oanaral Barrotta of tho RrWah army haa baton oparaUona. RUMOR FROM PRUSSIA NEW REVOLT PLANNED IN UP RISING TO DEFY ALLIEB. REPORTS GAIN GROUND IN GER MAN CAPITAL AMONG MILITARISTS. Western Newspaper Union News Service. Berlin, June 25. —“That’s not all; there will be more surprises soon.” This was the plain comment made by one of the few Berlin political leaders not In attendance on the national as sembly at Weimar the moment he heard of the attempted destruction of the German fleet In Scapa flow. One gained the Impression he places credence In the rumors the old milita rists of Prussia are preparing to defy both the German government and the |lllee after peace la signed. Hlnden burg, commanding In the east, who nas sent a protest to Weimar against ac cepting the present terms, might be considered as a possible leader of Prussia if that state declares Its Inde pendence of the rest of Germany. Weimar. —Before the national as sembly voted to sign the peace terms unconditionally, fiery appeals in op position were made by the Democrats and Conservatives, but they apparent ly had little effect. When the vote was called all but a few members arose to signify their affirmation of the government's decision to sign. Many wild rumors of what would happen when It became known the assembly had voted almost unanimous ly to accept the terms gained currency. One that appeared to get most support was that all the officers of the Ger man army would resign If the govern ment did not refuse to surrender Ger man leaders, especially Field Marshal von Hlndenburg and General Luden dorff, and defy the allies to seize the former emperor. In military and semi-tnllltary cir cles a strong Insistence has developed that the former emperor is Innocent and that under no circumstances must lie be placed on trial except In a neu tral court. In some quarters the threat of the officers to resign was taken most seri ously on the ground that such action might pave the way for a Spnrtacan and Communist uprising throughout the country. London. —News of the German gov ernment’s agreement to sign the peace terms resulted In patriotic demonstra tions throughout Germany. In Berlin, Munich and other large cities, the dispatch says, processions formed and inarched along the prin cipal streets, the participants singing war songs and cheering the generals of the old empire. The Officers' Association, it Is add ed, has asked the Dutch government not to deliver the former German em peror to the allies. In a telegram, of ficers of the association said: “We can protect the kaiser with our bodies, but we rely upon the generosity of the Dutch people!” To Smaeh Anarchists. Washington.—Provision for vigorous steps by the federal government against bomb throwers and other an archists and radicals—declared by gov ernment officials to be plotting the overthrow of the government and spending $2,000,000 monthly to that end—were made in the sundry civil appropriation bill as reported to the Senate. Among the measures recom mended were larfee additional appro priations for the department of Justice, and legislation continuing permanent ly the wartime regulations as to explo sives. Argenns Casualties 120,000. Washington. American casualties daring the forty-seven-day Meuse-Ar gonne offensive aggregated 120,000 men, or 10 per cent of the total of 1,- 200,000 engaged, according to a “sta tistical summary of the war with Ger many,” prepared by Col. Leonard P. Ayers, chief of the statistical branch of the general staff and published by the Wsr Department Best Information ob tainable by the general staff places the total battle deaths for all belligerents at 7,450,200. GERMAN RUNS BATTER POLES HEAVY ARTILLERY ATTACKS ARE REPORTED ON EAST ERN FRONT. HUNS LAUNCH DRIVE WARSAW RAIL LINES MAY BE CUT BEFORE POLES GET AMMUNITION. VMttrn Newspaper Union News Service. Paris, June 28.—Movements of the Germans against the western Polish boundary at three points are giving great uneasiness In conference circles, and Ignace Jan Paderewski, Polish premier. Is making earnest efforts to obtain ammunition from the allies be fore the Germans cut the principal railways. Heavy artillery attacks upon Czenstochowa from the south and west threaten to cut the railway con necting Warsaw with Cracow and the Teschen coal fields. The Germans are also advancing at Krotoechlo, fifty-four miles south east of Posen and directly west of Lodz, and there is fighting on the lllver Netze west of Bromberg. Polish staff officers stationed in Paris re gard the Czenstochowa action as most critical, as the Germans are within twenty miles of the city at some points. The decision of the council of four to permit the Polish army to establish order In Galicia, east of Lemberg, carried with It temporary recogni tion of the River Brucs as the east ern boundary of Poland, pending tho decision of the League of Nations. This decision was especially gratify ing to M. Paderewski and his asso ciates, as the Interallied commissions which visited the region supported Polish reports that the district was being terrorised by bandits connected with no recognised army or organised government. Copenhagen. Government troops have entered Hamburg, according to advices from that city. The occupa tion is proceeding In an orderly man ner. The Communists declined to giva guarantees which would have averted the occupation of the city. Copenhagen.—ltalian, German and Austrian Communists held a confer ence in southern Tyrol a few days ago for the purpose of preparing for a revolution In Italy, says a dispatch from Vienna. The revolution waa fixed for the middle of July. Berlin. —The troop* on entering Hamburg ordered the Immediate sutlon of hostilities, the release of all prisoners held by the Communists In the city hall and the delivery of weapons. All criminals released during recent turbulent events were ordered re turned to Jail. The casualties In the rioting are estimated to have been twenty killed and 150 to 200 wounded. On the sur face, the situation Is quieter. The banks are open, the official offices are doing business and the city trans portation systems are operating. The authorities, however, have not re-established their control. The riots are said to be the beginning of gen erally chaotic conditions planned by the Spartacans, and expected by them to extend throughout the country. The authorities here said they expected that the Spartncan element would at tempt an uprising here shortly. War Beard Labors Over. Washington.—The national war la bor board has ended Its activities pre paratory to final dissolution by the President. No new cases will l»e heard nor new applications received, but present controversies. Jointly submit ted, which canuot be concluded prior to June 30, will be assigned to the joint chairman or a section of the board for disposition. The board said it hdd rec ommended that with the approval of the President all administration dutiedP in connection with the unfinished canes and all records and files of the board be transferred to the Department of Labor. U. S. Casualties Reach 289,016. Washington.—Total casualties of the American expeditionary forces report ed to date was announced by the War Department at 289,016, including: Killed in action (including 381 lost at sea), 83,754. Died of wounds, 13*570. Died of disease, 23,396. Died from ac cidents and other causes, 4,942. Total deaths, 75,662. Wounded In action, 210,984. Missing In action (not Includ ing prisoners released or returned), 2,- 370. Propose Ten-Day Recess. Washington.—Proposals that Con gress recess for ten days, beginning early next month, after the annual inp ply measures have been passed, have been made by some Democratic sen ators, but thus far Republican leadmrs have refused to agree, holding thauFln view of the early return of President Wilson, and his desire to address the Senate It would be unwise for the Senate to suspend its work In the Im mediate future.