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Pithy News Notes
From All Parts of
Wmutb Ntviptpw Union Niwi Barrio*.
Uoulder County Fair, Longmont, Sept.
Arkansan Valley Fair, Rocky Ford,
Sept. 2-5.
Morgan County Fair, Fort Morgan,
Sept. 2-5.
Routt County Fair, Hayden. Sept. 8-5.
Logan County Fair, Sterling, Sept. 9-
Debits County Fair, Hotchkiss, Sept. 9-
Adams County Fair, Brighton. Sept. 9-
Moffat County Fair, May bell, Sept. 11-
Plateau Valley State Fair. Colbran.
Sept. 13-13.
Baca County Fair, Springfield, Sept.
Trinldad-Las Animas County Fair,
Trinidad. Sept. 16-19.
Conejos County Fair, Manassa. Sept.
Western Slope Fair. Montrose, Sept.
Central Community Fair. Greeley, Sept.
Turns 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. SO to Oct. 2.
Douglas County Fair, Castle Rock.
Oct. 7-9.
G. W. Badger, for four yearn n
scoutmaster in Denver and for one
year assistant executive of the Denver
Boy Scouts, has been elected executive
of the Boulder troops.
By a coincidence, the only two Gol
den boys entitled to wear wound
stripes arrived home from overseas on
the same day. They are Capt. Orville
Dennis and Private Delbert Parahall.
Isaac Victor, 25 years old, a patient
at the Jewish Consumptives Relief
sanitarium, shot and killed Miss Bea
nie Marold because she refused to
marry him. The shooting took place
In the courtyard of the sanitarium in
West Colfax avenue, Denver.
Verner Z. Reed, late Colorado phi
lanthropist, was worth $5,777,910.53
when he died several months ago. This
valuation of his estate Is fixed by an
Inventory filed In the County Court by
Mary Dean Reed, his widow and ex
ecutrix of his estate.
Waunlta is certainly coming to the
front, as one of the leading resorts
lu Colorado. The popular resort Is at
tracting hundreds of visitors this year,
twice the number of last year. Fish
ing has been remarkably good and
there have been numerous big catches
made all season.
In Colorado approximately $6,000.-
000 is now being spent annually for
the construction of state and county
roads, or more than three times as
much as was being spent annually five
years ago. The amount available for
road work Is being Increased each
The death toll of the explosion at
Oakvlew mine of Oakdale Coal com
pany is eighteen, and all the bodies ex
cept three of the miners whose lives
were snuffed out when the blast
caught them 4,000 feet In the work
ings, have been recovered by rescue
Rolling down the hillside with the
velocity of a cannon ball, a huge boul
der, which weighed at least two tons,
crashed through the two walls of a
barn at the rear of the residence of
E. F. Boles at Telluride, and then
crashed through the walls of the
The Sunnyside mill of the Sunnyside
Mining and Milling Company at Eu
reka is under operation after a forced
closedown by the $250,000 fire that de
stroyed the bunk and boarding houses
at the mins several months ago. Tills
mill is one of the largest and best
equipped In the state.
Costly and Akins, lenslng on the
Southern Boy mine In the lat Plata
mountains, have cut a three-inch
streak of high-grade ore that assays
$4.50 per pound. The ore carries 418
ounces gold and sixty ounces silver to
the ton, and was discovered in the
shaft that is being sunk In an open
cut where some good ore was mined
two or three years ago. The South
ern Boy is located one mile above the
camp of Mayday, and the high-grade
Is in a monzanite-porphyry formation.
The first state fair ever held In
Colorado under state supervision and
financed and supported by the stute is
to be held at Pueblo, September 22nd
to 27th. The state has acquired title
to the fair grounds through purchase
with funds granted in a special appro
priation. The tax levy is being used
in the payment of premiums and other
items of expense of an educational
character. In addition the State Fair
Commission is spending $50,000 on the
sports and amusement program. It is
to be Colorado's first SIOO,OOO fair.
The contests in all departments have
been thrown open to the world and
the liberal premiums have attracted
entries from all surrounding states.
Mrs. Marie Reynolds of Pine Bluffs,
Wyo., was held up and robbed of SSO
in cash and a traveling bag containing
a considerable amount of clothing, one
mile south of Greeley, by two armed
highwaymen. The Greeley police
have arrected a Greeiey farmers' soli,
who, Mrs. Reynolds believes, was one
of the two men who robbed her.
In Logan county more than 62,000
acres of land was broken this year or
last summer for cultivation in crops
this year. This is more than is under
cultivation In any one of forty-one
counties In the state.
The Midland Cereal Products Com
pany have signed a contract with the
Farmers and Merchants' Association
which calls for the erection of a fac
tory building in Brighton to cost $150,-
000. The company will manufacture a
breakfast food to be known as
“Whole Wheat Nuggets.” The Brigh
ton factory is one of three owned by
the company. The others are at
Sioux Fails, S. D., and Omaha, Neb*.
The factory will use all the wheat
grown within hauling of
Brighton and will pay the market
Frank Gable, director of the Du
rango round-up, to be held from Sept.
23 to 26 Inclusive, is arranging one of
the classiest wild west programs ever
offered. There will be bull riding,
cowgirls’ races, running races, goat
roping contests, trick roping contests,
steer bulidogging, Indian races, cow
boys’ relay races, bareback riding,
cowboys’ bucking contest, trick riding,
farmers’ wagon races, in all twenty
events a day and $5,000 to be distrib
uted to the winning contestants during
the four-day celebration.
Marked success is being had by the
State Fish and Game Department in
the use of retaining ponds adjacent
to natural streams for the growing of
trout to u finger’s length before plac
ing them In the creeks and rivers, ac
cording to Roland G. Parvln, state
fish and game commissioner. Already
ten such ponds in different parts of
the state have been established under
direction of Commissioner Parvln, who
ic the first head of the department to
carry out the idea on a state-wide
William T. Myeru, who was arrested
several weeks ago charged with “high
'grading” gold amalgam from the Pow
der lUver Gold Dredging Company’s
dredge, and who was released on a
SSOO bond, failed to appear either on
the day set for a hearing by the Jus
tice of the peace or before the Dis
trict Court, is now a fugitive from
justice and his bondsmen have bad to
pay over the SSOO of the forfeited bond
to Sheriff J. G. Detwller of Summit
Frank F. Wood, 63 years old, the
oldest man in point of service running
out of Denver in the railwuy mall
service, is dead. Mr. Wood was known
as the most unlucky clerk in the serv
ice so far as wrecks were concerned.
His associates say he had been In
more wrecks than any other railway
mall clerk in the country. He entered
the service In 1888, running between
Leadville and Aspen.
Ticket business in the Union station
in Denver is averaging $20,000 a day,
which is taken by officials of the ter
minal company as a certain indication
of thelmportance of Denver. Ten years
ago the average day’s business was
$3,000 and $5,000 was a business so
great for one day as to cause comment
among the officials.
A paving project to cost -$700,000
and provide hard surfuced highways
through Colorado Sprlug from north to
south and from east to west has been
indorsed by the Colorado Springs Au
tomobile Club and doubtless will be
submitted to the voters ut a special
election to be held next month.
Louis Sheldon, a Navajo Indian, has
been sentenced by Judge W. N. Searcy
of the District Court to serve a sen
tence of from one .to three years in
the state penitentiary at Cafion City
for a statutory offense committed up
on a 10-year-old Indian girl, employed
as a domestic servant.
One of the most disastrous losses
in the dairy industry occurred at Hol
ly when twenty-seven pure-bred Hol
stein cows and a pure-bred Holstein
bull died as the result of eating cane
when they broke into a field on the
farm of Jens Jensen. The loss will
total S4,(XX).
At an election held at Breckenridge,
taxpayers voted on $35,000 bonds for
the erection of a new schoolhouse. The
vote was 44 for the amendment and
23 against.
C. B. Akard and wife of Montrose
have announced the donation of a full
chime pipe organ to be installed in the
new Congregational church now under
construction in that city. The organ
will be a memorial to their daughter,
Mattye Shirley Akard, deceased. The
organ, which is being constructed es
pecially for the space in the church,
will be one of the finest In the state.
Six persons narrowly escaped death
when the auto in which they were rid
ing plunged off the road In Phantom
cafion, near Victor, down a fifty-foot
embankment, landing on its right side.
The party, which was made up of Mr.
and Mrs. John Butler and four child
ren, tourists, were rushed to the dis
trict hospital by passing motorists
and all are in a serious condition.
A survey of eastern Colorado that
will locate artesian basins ns a guide
to farmers In sinking wells for irriga
tion is contemplated by a bill intro
duced in the Senate by Senator L. C.
Phipps of Colorado. Underground cur
rents are to be charted and shallow
flows located by the geological survey.
An appropriation of $25,000 is asked
to carry out the worfi.
The first aero club In Colorado to
handle airplanes on a commercial
scale, to give instructions in flying and
do a general passenger, mail and ex
press business, has been organized at
Haxtun. A company has been formed
to push the airplane business. An
English training plane has been
bought and will be kept in stock, to be
used by Hartman, who is recently
from the air service of the army. Reg
ular flights will be made, and the
charge for passengers who desire to go
up will be S2O a flight. The company
is known as the Haxtun Aero Club.
mauzonßini mar.
H. Percival Dodge, a diplomat ot
long experience, has been named as
the first representative of the United
States In the kingdom of the Berbs,
Croats and Slovenes. Mr. Dodge at
one time was chief of the Latln-Amer
lean bureau of the state department.
Western Newspaper Unloa Neva Service.
Xogals, Ariz., Aug. 21. —United
States Intelligence officers have ar
rested M. J. Dominguez three miles
north of here with 6,000 rounds of re
volver ammunition in his possession.
Dominguez is a paymaster in the Mex
ican army for the 53rd battalion anti
la said to be a member of the staff of
Governor Calles of Sonora. He was
turned over to a deputy United States
marshal for Investigation.
Washington.—Mexican Ambassador
Bonillas has been urgtMl by the Mex
ican consul at Presidio, Texas, to ob
tain from the War Department an or
der for withdrawal of the American
forces now in Mexico. The consul's
telegram, made public at the embassy,
said that since Mexican federal troops
were In pursuit of the bandits which
held two American aviators for ran
som, withdrawal of the American
troops would “avoid difficulties.”
Marfa, Tex. —General Pruneda’s
Carranza cavalry column Is located
seventeen miles from Culchlllo Par
ndo, forty miles up the Conclios river
from the border, according to a report
brought here by army airplane observ
ers who said they saw the Mexican
federal soldiers climbing the steep
trail. They estimated the total force
at 230, although the Mexican consul at
Presidio reported Pruneda left OJIn
aga with only 125 men. Chico Cano,
first reported to have been command
er of the bandit gang which captured
Aviators Peterson and I>nvls, was re
ported to be with a Carranza detach
ment of troops opposite Indio, Tex. He
was said to have received amnesty
from Carranza officers at OJinaga.
Missoula, Mont. Federal forest
service Qfficials of District No. 1, em
bracing Montana and northern Idaho,
announced the fires in the forests are
the most serious in the history of the
district. In addition to new fires and
old blazes being fanned by high winds,
fires started by incendiaries were re
ported. In the Clearwater forest a for
est service telephone wire was found
cut in seven places and the ends
wrapped around trees. New fires were
reported in many parts of the district.
In the Salmon Mountnln district of
the Bitter Root, forest fires burned
uncontrolled south of the Bitter Root
valley. The Whitecap fires also es
caped control lines.
Earn $l20 Per Week.
Boston. —Inquiry Into the high cost
of shoes by the county grand Jury de
veloped that some shoe workers had
been earning $l2O a week. These in
stances were few, but it was testified
that many made S6O a week, while the
average was about S4O. It was said
that a pair of shoes sold by a manu
facturer for $5.50 was displayed in a
store 400 yards from the factory
marked sl2.
Vote for Imprisonment.
Washington. Without amendment
and practically no opposition the
House voted to amend the Ix*ver food
control act to extend its provisions to
include clothing, containers of food,
feed, or fertilizers, fuel oil, and imple
ments used In production of necessi
ties, and to penalize profiteering by a
$5,000 fin* or two years imprisonment
Proposal to make the act apply to
profiteering in house rents, adopted by
the House committee, were stricken
Western Newspaper Union New* Service.
Laredo, Tex. Aug. 22. —Albert von
Hoffman of St. Louis who arrived at
the border from Vera Cruz and report
ed to local federal authorities that he
had been held up on a train en route
to Laredo and robbed of SIO,OOO cash
and Jewelry valued at *2,600. Von j
Hoffman, who is an American citizen,
said he was returning from a visit to
Ills coffee plantation in the state of
Vera Cruz when the robbery occurred,
and charged that it was committed by
Cunranaz soldiers.
Marfa, Tex. —Four Mexican bandits
have been killed by American troops
in Mexico, Capt. Leonard Matiack, who
arrived here by airplane, reported.
They were surrounded in an adobe
blockhouse that the Mexicans had con
structed in a mountain pass. The ban
dits fought desperately when they
found they were trapped, and two es
caped. When the American troops ap
proached the blockhouse with the In
tention of searching It for hidden ban
dits, the Mexicans opened fire from
port holes.
The fire was returned and the block
house charged by the American cav
alry troops.
Three of the four Mexicans killed
has been Identified as Jesus Jnnlr,
Francisco Janlr and Jose Fuentes.
The Identity of the fourth bandit has
not yet been ascertained.
All four of the men are known to
Captain Matiack as bandits operating
along tlie Big Bend border for years.
The two men that escaped were pur
sued, but the trail was lost In the
mountain cafions.
It is known that Jeus Renteria, lead
er of the outlaw band that captured
Lteutß. Harold G. Peterson and Paul
H. Davit), American aviators, was not
among the dead.
Captain Matiack said he passed a
column of 200 Carranza troops below
the border. The Carranza commander,
Matiack reported, asked where the
American troops were going. When he
was informed that the Americans were
pursuing bandits who had held Amer
ican aviators, the Carranza comman
der waved his hand and said, “Go
ahead.” No effort was made to hinder
the punitive expedition.
Foreign Relations Committee to Hold
Complaint Court.
Washington.—Defying the adminis
tration ukase for quick and unquali
fied ratification of the pence treaty,
the Senate foreign relations commit
tee voted to grant “a day in court” to
all the subject peoples denied a hear
ing at the Paris conference. Seven
teen such peoples have opened head
quarters In Washington to carry tlielr
protests to tfie United States Senate.
The committee will hear the Egyptians
first. Fulling to get tlielr demands for
self-rule before the Paris conference,
the representatives of Egyptian na
tionalism have come to Washington.
Wants Jury of Women.
Kalamazoo, Mich. —George S. Hock
nell, charged with murder of Mrs. Bes
sie Voetli of Detroit, has requested
that he be tried before n Jury of twelve
women, and seems quite enthusiastic
over the prospects of his wish being
granted. “Women will have a better
understanding of the case and will be
more sympathetic,” he said. "I’m look
ing for sympathy, however, because I
am innocent.”
Mako Flight Ovar Rockies.
Denver. —Making the first airplane
flight In history over the Continental
divide In Colorado, three De Haviland
planes of the four In the army flying
circus, which Is exhibiting in Western
states in the Interest of air service
recruiting, arrived in Denver from
Glenwood Springs.
“Dope” Found k Be Flour.
Winnipeg, Man. —Profiteering was
placed In the background when Ed
ward O'Rourke was charged here in
Police Court with selling fifteen
pounds of flour for $1,700. He sold it
to a Chinaman who thought he was
buying morphine. The flour was
packed in glass bottles.
Anarchists Kill Children.
London. —The Bolshevik! have plun
dered the town of Stanlzas, in the dis
trict of the upper Don river, accord
ing to advices reaching here. Cruel
ties were Inflicted on the population
by the Bolshevik!, who are reported
to have killed children In their cra
dles and to have burned old people.
In the towns of Migullnskaia and Ka
zanskala. In the same region, the ad
vices add, 5,000 persons have been ex
ecuted, and more than 800 have been
put to death in that territory.
The moat heavily insured man in
the United States la Rodman Wana
maker of New York and Philadelphia.
Hie policies aggregate $4,500,000.
Western Newspaper Union News Service.
Washington, Aug. 20. —No official
announcements are being made of how
the United States government intends
to handle the bandits nuisance in
northern Mexico, from this point on,
but there Is every evidence that all
preparations have been made to meet
future depredations with a swift
movement of troops such as now is be
ing conducted against the desperadoes
who held the two army aviators for
Swift moving cavalry, fully equip
ped with machine guns and guided by
airplanes, it is understood, will he re
lied upon, and will he prepared to
move quickly from strategic points
Organization of the border guard to
insure the greatest speed in these
movements has been completed, the
cavalry regiments being so distributed
as to place the nucleus of a flying col
umn at carefully selected points along
the Rio Grande.
Movement of troops of the Eightli
cavalry into Mexico inaugurated the
new plan, according to officials, and
from this time on similar incidents
“will he handled without gloves.”
In announcing that MaJ. Gen. Joseph
T. Dickman, commanding the Southern
department, had acted on instructions
from the War Department, Secretary
Baker Intimated that only the danger
In which the two officers were placed
prevented an attempt to rescue them
by force.
“When the reports ntme of the cap
ture of these two officers and their
being held for ransom," Secretary
Baker said, “the hour of execution on
the next day In default of the ran
som being paid, there was, of course,
no opportunity to make a military res
cue within such a time and I therefore
directed that the ransom money he
paid and that force he arranged to
take up the hot trail of the bandits
and pursue them with the hope of be
ing uhle to capture ns many as pos
Details of liow the dash was con
ducted were left entirely to General
Dickmun, the only requirement being
that it should he made with a “swift
ly moving force.”
The close proximity of the bandit
rendezvous to the border led to the
hope that the American troops might
overtake them before they would have
time to scatter.
Dispatches to the department from
(Tilhuuhua said the governor of that
Mexican state, with the approval of
President Carranza, had offerer! a re
ward of 50,000 pesos for the capture
of Francisco Villa. Two colonels and
three captains of the Villa forces cap
tured by the federals were said to have
' been convicted of treason Sunday by
a military court-martial and executed
by a firing squad yesterday.
Bank Robbers Get $48,000.
Wichita, Kan. —Despite efforts of
eight posses of citizens and police of
ficers to apprehend them, three bank
robbers who obtuined $48,000 in a day
light holdup of the First National Bank
of Newton, Kan., are still at large. Re
check of hank securities shows that
the trio secured SIB,OOO in cash and
$30,000 in Liberty bonds.
Big Gift for Ex-Kaiser.
Berlin. —A bill has been submitted
to the Prussian cabinet which provides
that 170,000,000 marks shall be given
to former Emperor William as total
settlement for the civil list he lost
through “forced abdication," accord
ing to a Weimar dispatch in the Frel
Burn White Pine Forest.
Missoula, Mont.—Uncontrolled fires
in every forest in central west
ern Montana and northern Idaho ore
destroying much valuable timber and
threatening ranchers and stockmen,
without hope of stopping the flames
unless rain falls heavily, the Federal
Forest Service has announced. Eighty
two thousand dollars’ worth of white
pine timber In easily accessible coun
try on Steamboat creek, Coeur d’Alene
forest, was totally devoured by the
WANT 15,000
Western Newspaper Union N«wi Service.
Camp Grant, Rockford, 111., Aug. 23.
—A War Department order received
from Washington has startled the
camp by its terse message: “Recruit
15,000 for the Sixth division within
the next sixty days.” It Is taken to
mean here that the “Red Star" regu
lars are to he ordered to the Mexican
border. About a month ago a gen
eral here stated that he would have
troops in Mexico in a few mouths and
officers here are now almost sure of
being sent to Texus.
San Antonio.—A copy of a manifesto
calling upon President Carranza to re
sign, issued in Mexico City by Alfredo
Robies Dominguez, prominent engi
neer and,former adviser of President
Madero, has been received here. Do
minguez, who heads his manifesto,
“Before the Danger,” and asserts that
he is not u rebel nor an advocate of
sedition, urges a provisional govern
ment to succeed Carranza. He charges
Carranza is responsible for all the in
terior and exterior difficulties of Mex
ico. The newspapers declare that the
danger of American intervention In
Mexico is not yet passed. The Senate
and Chamber of Deputies discussed
the situation in secret session.
Washington.—President Wilson has
not yet replied to Carranza’s request
thut American troops he withdrawn
from the bandit chase in Mexico.
It was generally believed In official
quarters that the Carranza protest
would be answered after the American
expedition has been given ample time
to search the Mexican north country
tor the bandits. When answer final
ly is made the troops probably will
have returned to United States sofi.
The reply, It is believed, will ex
press regret that it is necessary for
this government to send troops into
Mexico, but will also say that troops
will be sent whenever circumstances
defraud their presence to protect
Americans or to run down criminals.
Murders Stepfather.
Dubuque, lowa. —James Townsend,
20, returned soldier, has confessed
that he had murdered his
F. Trees, and had thrown his body IntoJ
the Mississippi river, according to theJ
IKillce. The body was found. Both
legs and the right arm were hound
and a 100-pound rock was found tied
around the neck. Mrs. Trees, In a
statement to the authorities, declared
her husband was insane and that
Townsend killed him when, # she said,
he made an attempt to assault her two
Find Tons of Food.
New York. —Enormous quantities of
food were found in warehouses and
other places of storage, including
breweries, by firemen who have been
Investigating these places. Mayor Hy
lan announced. Among the stores
found, lie said, were 500,000,000 eggs,
5,000,000 pounds of butter, 8,000,000
pounds of sugar, 7,000,000 pounds of
flour and about 45,000,000 pounds of
Not Recognized by U. S.
Washington.—President Juan Bau
tista Quiros of Costa Rica, successor
of Federico Tlnoco, lias been notified
by the American government that the
validity of the Tinoco constitution or
any government acting under that con
stitution would not be recognized by
the United States.
Strikers Injure Women.
Chicago.—A score of strikers at the
Crane Company's plant wrecked a
street car with missiles and beat nn-
conscious two workmen who had re
fused to Join the strike. A dozen pas
sengers, including several women,
were injured.
Hit Sight-Seeing Buss.
Los Angeles, Calif. —Twenty-six per
sons were injured, several of them
very seriously, when a Van Nuys elec
tric car crashed into a sight-seeing bus
carrying thirty motion picture actors
Senator Fletcher Injured.
Washington.—Senator Fletcher of
Florida was struck by a street car and
seriously injured. He sustained a se
vere scalp wound, n contusion and a
badly bruised arm.
Polish Rout Reds.
Copenhagen.—Polish troops have ad
ministered a crushing defeat on the
Bolshevik! and the soviet forces are
being pursued everywhere, the Polish
general staff at Warsaw announces.
The fortress of Rovno, in
northeast of Dubno, has been
by the Poles. East of Minsk the Poles
have reached the line of Ihumen-
Dortyn. Apparently the Poles are ad
vancing north and south of the Prlpet
marshes, east of Brest-Lltovsk.

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