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Pithy News Notes
From All Parts of
Wmw Ni*MP«r Ualoa Maws BirTlta.
Ltrlner County Fair, Loveland, Aug.
Boulder County Fair, Longrooilt. Sept.
Arkansas Valley Fair. Rocky Ford.
Sept. 2-6.
Morgan County Fair, Fort Morgan.
Sept. 2-5.
Routt County Fair. Hayden. Sept. 2-5.
County Fair. Sterling. Sept. 9-
County Fair, Hotchkiss. Sept. 9-
Adams County Fair. Brighton. Sept. 9-
Moffat County Pair, May bell. Sept. 11-
Plateau Valley Mate Fair, Colbran.
Sept. 12-11.
Baca County Fair. Springfield. Sept.
Trlnldad-Las Animas County Fair.
Trinidad. Sept. 16-19.
Conejos County Fair, Manassa. Sept.
Western Slope Fair, Montrose. Sept.
Central Community Fair, Greeley. Sept.
Tuna County Fair. Yuma. Sept. 17-20.
Phillips County Fair. Holyoke. Sept.
Saguache County Fair. Saguache, Sept.
Colorado-New Mexico Fair. Durango,
Sept. 22-26.
Colorado State Fair, Pueblo, Sept. 22-
Grand County Fair. Kremmllng, Sept.
Crowley County Fair, Sugar City, Aug.
Inter-Mountain Live Stock and Fair.
Grand Junction. Sept. 20 to Oct. 2.
Douglas County Fair, Castle Rock.
Oct. 7-9.
Announcement has been made of the
marriage of Miss Matru Emmett Scott
if Montrose and Roy M. Chapman of
Grand Junction, blind overseas war
ftero, at Los Angeles, Calif. The couple
Mr* engaged before the war.
The name. The Editor, was ordered
given to a 9,000-ton steel ship to be
launched at Seattle Aug. 10 in honor of
the National Editorial Association’s
convention, which will meet in Seat
tle. Chairman E. N. Hurley of the
shipping board asigned the name. Mrs.
Guy U. Hardy, wife of Congressman
Hardy of CaSon City, Colo., president
of the association, will sponsor the ves
Coal prices at the mine have gone
up 25 cents a ton and was followed at
once by the retailers announcing an ad
vance of from 25 cents to 35 cents a
ton on coal, with the information that
further advances would probably fol
low Sept. 1 and still more as the winter
wore on. The explanation for the re
tail advances Is that Increased cost at
the mine, increases in freight rates and
wages would force them to advance the
prices to the consumer.
Approximately 21 per cent of the
wheat In the state at the present time
Is grown on irrigated land, according
to reports made by county assessors to
the State Board of Immigration. The
census report for 1909 Indicated at
that time 51 per cent of the wheat
grown in the state was Irrigated. The
very rapid Increase in acreage of
wheat cultivated since 1909 has been
accounted for chiefly by the breaking
of new* non-lrrigated land. One of the
results of this large excess of non-lrrl
gnted over irrigated wheat has been a
\ ery marked decrease in the average
yield per ucre for nils crop.
Statistics compiled in the assessors*
reports on agriculture, and submitted
to the State Immigration Department,
Indicate that there are more than 2,500
*fanu tractors now owned and operated
by .fanners In Colorado. The reports,
not yet complete, show that there are
2.330 farm tractors owned by fanners
who are actively engaged in farming In
the state this year. There are also a
large number of tractors, owned by
town residents, that are being rented
to fanners. Weld county leads in the
number of farm tractors with 305, and
the eastern plains section has more
than 75 per cent of the total number
in the state.
The greatest wheat crop in the his
tory of Phillips county is being hauled
to the (‘levators and the harvest Is
Just about done. The total Is safely
plnced at 2,000,000 bushels of wheat
nud the yield is running from twenty
to forty-two bushels an acre, the aver
age being twenty-six. The grain is
testing sixty pounds to the bushel and
is selling at the local elevators for
$1.90. It Is placing it conservatively
to say that Phillips county farmers
will be richer by $3,000,000 this fall.
Assessors’ reports on agricultural
statistics made to the State Immigra
tion Department, Indicate that there
are in excess of 2,500 fann tractors
now owned and being operated by
farmers in the state. The report Is not
complete and shows at this time 2,330
farm tractors owned by fanners who
are. actunlly engaged in farming in the
state this year. In addition to the trac
tors owned by farmers there is a con
siderable number owned by ixrsons liv
ing in cities and towns who use them
In farm work on a rental basis. Weld
county leads in the number of farm
tractors, with 305, and the eastern
plains section has more thnn 75 per
cent of the total number in the state.
Mesa county, according to the tax
roll Just completed by the assessor, is
u million dollars wealthier than last
year. The increase is attributed to the
knrfer number iDid better grade of au
tomobiles and the Increased valuation
of farm property directly resulting
from the rapid development of the
country. It is stated that the number
of automobiles In the county Is practi
cally 100 per cent greater than laat
Fire destroyed the Royal Gaf4 and
the City Meat Market, causing a loas
of $5,000 at Haxtun.
Bank assets in Colorado st the cloee
of business June 80 totaled $107,500,-
040.00, according to an abstract Just
completed by State Bank Commission
er Grant McFerson. This is a decrease
In resources of $2,375,053.47 since May
12, the date of the last report of the
commissioner. Individual deposits to
taled $40,526,632.09, as compared with
deposits aggregating $50,150,184.64 on
May 12. The falling off in resources, it
was said, is due to withdrawal by
farmers of money to pay the expenses
of farm help and other costs incident
to cultivating the greatest crops in the
state's history. This money, it was
said, will flow hack into the banks with
big accretions when the harvesting be
gins. Of the total resources $55,230,-
932.34 were held by 222 state and sav
ings banks, $51,510,933.80 by seventeen
trust companies and $818,174.52 by pri
vate banks.
Except in the southwestern part of
the state, range pastures huve suf
fered very severely from the contin
ued drought and the condition of live
stock generally has depreciated as a
result In the past ten days. The north
central section continues to be the
most afflicted district and considerable
numbers of cattle have been shipped
out for feeding in other section* of
the state or in other states. On the
Western Slope the rainfall has been
generally ample until very recently
and ranges are only beginning to be
A magnificent SIOO,OOO summer ho
tel and fifty more cabins will be built
at Troutdale, a resort in Bear Creek
caflon two miles above Evergreen, by
H. E. Sidele of Lincoln, Neb., who lius
virtually closed a deal with John L.
Brock of Denver for the Troutdale
property. Work on the hotel anil the
summer cabins will begin early In Sep
tember, It Is tjeclared. The property
acquired by M*. Sidele consists of 170
acres of land, twenty-five log cabins
and a clubhouse. There is a small lake
on the property.
The south wing of the museum of
natural history in City Park in Den
ver is to be erected as a memorial to
William 11. James, active in the early
mining development in Colorado, and
for years a resident of Denver. The
gift to the city Is from Mrs. Elsie J.
Lemen and Harry C. James, the daugh
ter and son of the pioneer, who until
a few days ago were unknown donors
of the addition to the museum. Mr.
Harry James is vice president of the
Denver National Bank, and is treas
urer of the Museum Commission.
Margaret Ennis of Denver and Engle
wood has been appointed deputy sher
iff of Arapahoe county. She is said
to be the first woman deputy sheriff
In Colorado. Miss Ennis Is a daughter
of Thomas Enuls, prominent Grand
county rancher, and sister of Mrs. R.
A Blackman, state Inheritance tax ap
praiser. During the war Miss Ennis
was chief clerk of the local draft board
of Arapahoe county, and attained
many high honors for her good work
during her fifteon months' service.
Total destruction of the' lurge beet
crop of Montrooe county was averted
only by the timely application of
spray of arsenic of lead to kill the
array worms which were rapidly eat
ing up the beot leaves and thereby kill
ing the plant. This danger was exper
ienced on the eastern slope recently,
with considerable loss; however, an
inspection of the fields where the
spray was applied without delay shows
that the loss is light in Montrose
The shipment of potatoes from this
state this season hus been the great
est In the history of Colorado. Ac
cording to records of the United States
Bureau of Markets, 13,060 cars of po
tatoes have been shipped from the
1918 crop.. This places Colorado
fourth among the twenty-one late po
tato shipping states of this country.
Minnesota ranks first, having shipped
some 23,000 cars, Wisconsin second,
with 20,000 cars and Maine third, with
18,900 cars.
Eight thousand acres of land in
Montrose county has been reclaimed
by the laying of 305 miles of tiling, ac
cording to an estimate made by Mont
rose authorities. For years, with
thousands of acres remaining idle be
cause of seepage, the drainage lias
been the greatest problem facing the
Uncompaghre valley farmer. However,
this has been to a great extent over
come by the use of such a large quan
tity of tiling.
Colorado Elks will hold a Liberty-
Victory reunion at Loveland Aug. 25
to 27. Between 7,000 and 8,000 mem
bers are expected to attend the cele
bration, which is the first state re
union since America entered the war.
The American Beet Sugar Company
has purchased a large tract of valua
ble land near Rocky Ford. IMans are
under way to erect in the immediate
future thirty dwelling houses with
modern conveniences for their help.
All building record* in Denver for
any one month since 1912 were broken
in July, when 203 permits, valued at
$903,000, were Issued by the city build
ing department.
The sum of $40,000, part of a fund
of SIOO,OOO for the purchase of Grass
hopper hill in Denver ns a site and
preliminary work for the proposed
Presbyterian general hospital, was
pledged at a dinner given by Governor
Oliver H. Slump. Governor Shoup
started the contributions by giving
SIO,OOO. S. N. Hicks, chairman of the
committee to choose a »lte, followed
with $5,000; Frank N. Briggs, repre
senting sn Interested group, gave $lO,-
000, and other pledges brought the to
tal to $40,000. The committee expects
to raise the full amount In a few day*.
Major Bcott la commander of tho
blfl British dirigible R-34, first of Its
kind to make a transatlantic flight.
Western Ntwiptpsr Union Now* Service.
Washington, July 30. —The contest
in the Senate over the pence treaty is
marked by a rapid-fire succession of
developments witli these features out
standing: Following charges he had
broken his pledged word to the French
government. President Wilson submit
ted the Angio-French-American treaty
of alliance to the Senate. The foreign
relations committee decided to begin
open hearings on the j>eace treaty,
with Bernard Baruch, nil economic ad
visor to the American peace delega
tion, as the first witness.
Senator Sheppard of Texas, Demo
crat, It was stated, will Introduce an
amendment to the treaty providing for
world-wide prohibition.
Independence for Ireland, Korea and
the Philippines will be provided for in
an amendment to be introduced by
Senator Gore of Oklahoma, Democrat.
Senator Gore, In response to wide
spread demands from churches, will
propose another amendment to put the
name “God" In the treaty.
Senator France of Maryland Re
publican, charged In a speech that'the
administration was making use of the
espionage law to suppress free discus
sion of the league and peace treaty.
President Wilson, after conferring
with Senator Hitchcock, leader of the
administration forces, and Senator
Swanson of Virginia, another admin
istration spokesman, stated that he
was entirely satisfied with the
treaty's prospects in the Senate.
Unyielding In his demand for the
unqualified ratification of the peace
treaty, the President, It was definitely
announced at the White House, has
finally determined to appeal directly
to the country, but will not be ready
to begin .his tour until late in August.
When the President's spednl mes
senger laid the French treaty before
the Senate, Republican senators re
garded his action as a complete vindi
cation of their demands for the fulfill
ment of Article 4 under which the
President solemnly pledged himself to
present the pact to the Senate at the
same time he submitted the peace
It was recalled that several days
ago word came from the White House
tliut the President had no intention of
laying the French treaty before the
Senate until his return from his coun
try-wide stumping trip. His change
of mind was attributed by Republican
senators to the storm stirred up in the
Senate by his alleged violation of the
treaty provisions.
What the Senate's attitude towaad
the French treaty will he la most dif
ficult to ascertain. Much depends on
what happens to the peace treaty.
Senators were unwilling to commit
themselves to a definite position on
the alliance until they see what
would be done about the treaty at
One Republican leader said that
many opponents of the league would
be glad to substitute the alliance for
the peace treaty, but the straight-out
anti-league faction, led by Senators
Borah and Johnson, are opposed to the
French treaty qn the ground that It
was simply another entangling al
Plane Crosses South America.
Santiago, Calif. —Lieutenant Loca
telli, a member of the Italian aviation
mission now in Argentina, -has just
completed an airplane flight from
Buenos Aires to Valparaiso, his trip
marking the first crossing by air of the
South American continent from the At
lantic to the Pacific.
Government After H. C. L.
Washington:—Domestic unrest creat
ed by the excessive high cost of living
is now recognized by the administra
tion as a problem as vital ns the estab
lishment of peace. To solve the prob
lem is the determination of the Presi
dent, and he set the government ma
chinery In motion on this task when a
hurried conference of cabinet officials
and beads of other government depart
ments was held In the office of Attor
ney General A. Mitchell Palmer.
Western Newnpaper Union New* Por vice
Washington, Aug. 2. —Unless the
government can reduce the cost of liv
ing 140,000 trainmen may strike on
Oct. L They are asking an increase
of $100,000,000 per year. Four hun
dred and fifty thousand shopmen de
mand $210,000,000 more pay. One
million five hundred thousand organ
ized railroad employes discuss strike
Jan. 1 to compel continuance of gov
ernment ownership.
Washington, Aug. 1. —The high cost
of living is the target of half a dozen
moves in Congress now.
The Senate engaged in n long de
bate over a resolution introduced by
Senator Myers of Montana, attribut
ing the cost of living to currency in
flation and directing the banking and
currency committee to recommend
legislation for the gradual reduction
of money In circulation, and Senator
McKellar proposed a resolution creat
ing a joint congressional committee to
investigate the cost of living. No ac
tion was taken on It.
The Myers resolution contains the
statement that on Aug. T, 1914, the
money in circulation aggregated $3,-
307,000,000 and that on July 1, 1919, it
had Increased to $5,841,000,000. Sen
ator Myers contended it was hopeless
to try to bring down the coat of living
until deflation was started.
In the House favorable action was
taken on the Igoe resolution for au
investigation by the Federal Trade
Commission of the increased price of
In calling up his resolution in the
Senate, Senator Myers declared that if
the United States is determined to
carry the burdens of the economic
world, there can be no hope of early
beginning of deflation.
“It is time," he said, “for America
to begin to look to the Interests of
Its own people first.”
“American money Is at a discount
In those countries with which the bal
ance of trade Is favorable to us,” said
Senator King of Utah, “while under
the Inevitable law which governs ex
changes our money Is at a premium iu
countries which have an unfavorable
balance of trade with the United
“The government, during the war,
in order to Induce Increased produc
tion, deliberately permitted combina
tions of producers to maintain high
prices, and even fixed high prices on
many necessities and guaranteed their
maintenance," said Senator Kirby of
Arkansas. “This was done for a very
proper and necessary purpose, but the
effects of it are with us yet.
“Even today the government Is hold
ing back from sale great quantities of
foodstuffs in Its possession, and Is re
taining thousands of motor cars, not
pennltting them to go on the murket
lest their sale would reduce the prices
which manufacturers must take for
their current production. Thus, the
government's part is to*maintaln the
inflated basis of value created during
the war. The time has come when the
government should adopt a different
“I consider that the time has come
for vigorous measures to remedy these
conditions, rind I intend shortly to in
troduce a resolution which I believe
may be useful.”
Lightning Sets Forest Fires.
Missoula, Mont.—Lightning has set
hundreds of fires in northern Idaho
and western Montana, according to re
ports received at district forest service
headquarters here, causing the forest
fire situation to become extremely dan
gerous in the Selway, Nez Perce and
Clearwater regions. Fifty new blazes
from lightning alone are reported in
the Clearwater forest. Heavy winds
fanned the flames Into renewed activ
ity in many districts. Conditions iu the
Nez Perce forest were serious, espe
cially near Elk City.
Bandits Wreck Train.
New York. —Mexican bandits In July
blew up a passenger train between
Huamantla and San Marcos, less than
100 miles from Mexico City, killing
about sixty persons, including twelve
boys from the German college at Pueb
lo, according to private advices Just re
ceived in New York.
Morocco Situation Serious.
Madrid. —The situation in the Span
ish zone in Morocco (where the ban
dit Ralßull was recently reported to
have begun a new revolt) was de
clared, during debate in the cortes, to
be growing more serious. Deputy Bar
ela called attention to reports of en
gagements on July 10, 11 and 12. He
said men wearing European uniforms
and using hand grenades of the latest
model were fighting the Spaniards.
N.W portrait of L. H.1.1.r Ball, tha
MW United Statu unator from Dala
Washington, July 31.—The high cost
ot living and growing unrest among
wage earners of America were put di
rectly up to the President by the ad
visory t»oard of the Brotherhood of
Locomotive Engineers.
The memorandum follows:
“Mr. President and Gentlemen of the
“The gentlemen accompanying, with
myself, constitute the advisory board
of the Brotherhood of Locomotive En
gineers. They are the officers of that
organization who are charged with
the responsibility of safeguarding the
interests of Its membership and direct
ing Its policy.
“They come from practically every
section of the United States and Can
ada. They are in constant, close touch
with the rank and file of the locomo
tive engineers and also have a general
knowledge of the conditions of all toil
ing classes.
“At a meeting of this board in
Cleveland the matter of an Increase
in compensation commensurate with
the condition we find because of the
constantly Increasing cost of living
commodities was thoroughly und stu
diously considered.
“We know that a widespread spirit
of unrest exists among all classes, es
pecially among wage eurners, whose
wages will no longer provide adequate
food, shelter and raiment for them
selves and families.
“We believe the situation is brought
about mainly by conscienceless profit
eering by the great interests who have
secured coutrol of all the necessaries
of life.
“At this time we find ourselves
obliged to again request an increase
in wages to meet the mounting cost
of living; but we feel that should this
request be granted the relief would be
only temporary should prices continue
to soar.
“We believe that the true remedy
for the situation, and one that will
result in lifting the burden under
which the whole people are struggling,
is for the government to take some
adequate measure to reduce the cost
of the necessaries of life to a figure
that the present wages and income of
the people will meet.
“Should this not be considered feas
ible, we will he forced to urge that
those whom we represent be granted
an increase in wages to meet the de
terioration of the purchasing price of
the dollar, be that what it may. This
can easily be determined by competent
“This action inuy be unique and it
may be properly termed a pioneer
movement Iu the history of labor or
ganizations In seeking an audience
with the chief executive of our coun
try, and in a manner suggesting to
him the convening of the members of
his cabinet or that portion that mny
be quickly assembled.
"However, the result sought seems
to us to justify the means, and should
our efforts in this direction complete
ly fall then we will be forced to re
quest granting of an increase In
wages to enable them to live accord
ing to the American standard.
“Yet we find ourselves today earn
ing less money than we did prior to
the war. This can be demonstrated
by simply taking ns nn illustration a
dally wage of $5 prior to the war,
which at that time was worth 500
cents, and today it is worth approxi
mately, judging from competent au
thority, only S!LIS.
“We Invite your attention to the
fact that approximately 77 per cent
of the locomotive engineers are Amer
ican born citizens, and it may be
safely stated that the remaining per
cent are naturalized citizens; and
they have, of course, a great inter
est in not only their own welfare, but
in the welfare of all the people, and
they are not unmindful of your past
efforts in behalf of the people, and
they should exert every effort, not
only for themselves, but for the coun
try in general, as wall as the admin
Western Newspaper Union News Service.
Chicago, Aug. 1. —A well-defined
plot to blow up De in Salle Institute,
a Catholic institution at Wabash ave
nue and Thirty-fifth street, with dyna
mite and start a scries of fires and
bomb outrages that might have led to
a city-wide conflagration, was assert
ed by Mayor Thompson to have been
responsible for his action in calling
out the troops during the race rioting
here. As evidence of the plot, he
pointed out, the information that came
to the mayor and his aids was to the
effect that attempts would he made to
shut out police and firemen from the
threatened areas. Guy wires removed
from trolley poles were to be stretched
across the streets at a height above
the ground where they would sweep
police and firemen responding to
alarms out of their apparatus or ve
hicles, It was declared.
The plotters, knowing the trolley
wires carried no current on account
of the street ear strike, removed some
guy wires and fixed them across sev
eral streets.
Thus far the race feud that has
killed thirty-two men and beaten,
kicked, stoned, stabbed and shot more
thun 300 others, still smoulders.
With 6,000 state troops, reinforced
by hundreds of police, patrolling the
riot centers, the district, was calm,
with the exception of disturbances In
the stockyards region. There the first
serious clash occurred between rioter*
and the militia. Other districts which
heretofore have been the center of
stirring battle scenes were orderly,
but the battle between troops and
white rioters at the yards promised
serious consequences until the soldiers
cowed the mob with bayonets.
Two companies of the Third infan
try, awaiting orders at Garfield boule
vard and Wlnthrop avenue, dispersed
a mob of whites attacking colored res
idents near Garfield boulevard and
Normal avenue shortly before noon.
Two mounted policemen, discovering
whites stoning negro homes and fear
ing arson, galloped down Garfield
boulevard to the soldier post, asking
The troops piled into motor trucks,
made a quick run down the boule/
vard, posted their machine guns
their lookouts —but the white rioter*
had fled.
Machine guns, with their crews
posted and belts filled with ammuni
tion ready for action, were placed to
day at four street Intersections by of
ficers and men of the Eleventh regi
ment of reserve militia.
Despite the vigilance of the soldiers,
however, a number of clashes oc
curred between whites and negroes.
Three white men were shot down in
revolver battles, receiving critical
wounds. A white man and a colored
man were sent to the county hospital
when they were severely beaten.
There were a number of arrests made.
The troops have done excellent
work. Adjutant General Dickson said
he was proud of them. Their com
manders said they acted like veterans.
They saved many lives, protected
property; and they were cool and
steady facing angry mobs that out
numbered them many times.
Postal Cuts Rates.
New York.—When control of the tel
egraph systems of the country was for
mally relinquished by the government
Aug. 1 a reduction of 20 per cent In
rates was announced on the lines of
tho Postal company, hut the Western
Union will retain the schedule put Into
efect after Postmaster General Burle
son took control April 1.
Interest in Farms for Soldiers.
Washington. lnquiries conducted
throughout the army have developed
that there Is n wide general interest In
Secretary Lane’s project to furnish
farms to discharged soldiers, sailors
and marines, according to a report Just
submitted by the secretary to both
houses of Congress.
Special War Risk Passed.
Washington.—A special law to pro
vide an extra war risk insurance pay
ment of SIOO a month for Henry Bitter,
Dubuque, lown, the only American sol
dier In the war who lost both eyes and
hands, was passed by the Senate and
now goes to the President.
Will Have Air Police.
Chicago is to have air traffic cops.
Under the terms of an ordinance in
troduced In the City Council by the 1
corporation counsel, the jurisdiction of
Chicago’s chief of police is extended to
the air, and exhibition airplanes and.
gas bag aircraft will be prohibited
from flying over the city. All rtfes and'
regulations regarding flying are to be
enforced by the superintendent of po
lice. If it is necessary policemen will
be trained to enforce tbe i mills Him*

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