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Pithy News Notes
From All Parts of
Waatara Nawapapar UsOoa Nava larrtaa.
Routt County Fair. Hayden. Sept. 1-5.
Logan County Fair. Sterling. Sept. 9-
Delta County Fair. Hotchkiss, Sept. 9-
Adams County Fair. Brighton. Sept. 9-
Hof fat County Fair. Maybell. Sept. 11-
Plateau Valley State Fair. Colbran.
Sept. 11-11.
Baca County Fair, Springfield. Sept.
Tr4nldad-Las Animas County Fair.
Trinidad. Sept. 18-19.
Conejos County Fair, Manassa. Sept.
Western Slope Fair. Montrose, Sept.
Central Community Fair, Greeley. Sept.
Beaver Park Fair at Penrose, Colo.,
Sept. 18th. 1919.
Yuma County Fair. Yuma. Sept. 17-20.
Phillips County Fair, Holyoke. Sept.
Saguache County Fair, Saguache. Sept.
Colorado-New Mexico Fair. Durango.
Sept. 22-28.
Colorado State Fair, Pueblo. Bept. 22-
Grand County Fair. Kremmling. 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.
Soft water for Sterling about the
first of the year or very soon there
after is now the bright prospect.
Miss Florence M. West of Pueblo,
has been nominated by President Wil
son to be receiver of public moneys at
Pueblo, Colo.
Estimates received by the Colorado
Tax Commission Indicate that the to
tal value of Colorado property for pur
poses of taxation will reach $1,500,-
000,000. The valuation last year was
Frank Middleton, a recently dis
charged New Jersey soldier, who fell
from a hayloft some two weeks ago
and broke bis back, while working on
a ranch In tbe Hogback district, near
Dolores, is dead.
School children to the number of
135,000 In the state of Colorado, and
teachers to the number of 6,000, are to
be supplied by the State Fair Commis
sion with free admission tickets to tbe
ftotr grounds at Pueblo, Sept. 26.
There will be an abundance of deer
for Colorado hunters during the four
day open season of Oct. 1 to 4, inclu
sive, this fall. In the opinion of Roland
G. Parvln, state game and fish com
mlasioner, who returned from an ex
tensive trip through the game sections
of the state.
About 10,000 navy victory medals
will be Issued by the Denver navy re
cruiting station to men who saw serv
ice during the war. These medals
should he ready for distribution about
Not. 1, according to Lieutenant Com
mander W. P. Brown in charge of this
Charles William Reed, who would
have been 01 years Bept. 1, died at
Longmont of a complication of dis
eases. Mr. Reed came to Colorado in
1860 and settled at Black Hawk. He
made and lost fortunes in mining and
was one of the leading figures in Colo
rado mining for years.
The L. Hertle clothing store at Gold
en, the only exclusive men’s store in
Golden, was robbed of $5,000 worth of
clothing by automobile bandits. Tbe
robbers broke In the back door and
took eighty pairs of trousers and 180
suits, moat of which had Juat been re
ceived for the fall trade.
Due to the large increase In the
acreage of government land which has
been bomesteaded during the previous
year and the Increase in mining valua
tions, the total assessment In Montrose
county exceeds the valuation of 1918
by $1,260,120, according to the com
pleted compilation made by Assessor
G. W. Clarke.
One hundred and twenty summer
students at State Teachers’ College at
Greeley received certificates or de
grees at the commencement of the
summer term of the college.
The Elberta peach season is on in
full blast at Palisade and the move
ment of twenty-two carloads of the
finest quality fruit ever grown in the
upper valley is evidence that this will
be a good peach year. The demand
for the Palisade crop exceeds the sup
ply and the growers are confident of
good prices and markets, although
prices prevailing this year are not as
high as they were for the same dat
last year.
Screams of the 2V4-yenr-old son of
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Rosser brought,
members of the family to the rescue
of the child, but not in time to save it
from being scalded to death in a pan
of soap suds, at Marshall, Colo. The
mother, who was In bed ill and unable
to rise, heard the boy screaming and
called for help. One of the older chil
dren who had placed the pan of boiling
water on the floor preparatory to do
ing some scrubbing, but who had gone
outside the house, heard the call and
ran to the child.
The Oakdale Coni Company was
charged with negligence and held re
sponsible for the disaster at the Oak
view mine on Aug. 18 which caused the
death of eighteen, in the verdict of the
coroner s Jury returned at Wnlsenburg
following an inquest that consumed the
entire day.
Reports of county assessors showed
more than 200,000 acres of grain
sorghums being raised In Colorado this
year, compared with 11,971 In 1009. In
addition to the grain sorghums there
4 | awvet akrshozaa. grown for forage.
Out of 4T6JHO scree of coal-bearing
school lands In QMartdo as shown by
the United States geological survey,
state lands under lease for coal min
ing do not exceed 11,594 acres, and
this latter acreage Is less than 6 per
cent of the corporation-controlled
lands totaling 211,000 acres. These fig
ures are given in a report compiled by
Horace Havens, Jhlneral superintend
ent of the State Land Board, and is
sued by the board at the request of
State Auditor Arthur M. Stong, who is
investigating the prices and profits on
coal In connection with the work of the
governor's investigating commission.
The report shows 5,794 acres of state
school lands listed as coni producing
as being under lease to corporations.
Of this total, LBOO acres are not being
operated. Coal production from the
state school lands to July 1 last has
been 2,539,141 tons, which produced in
royalties $230,314.90 plus $31,005, rep
resenting minimum payments on
leases, or $281,31990 in all. The roy
alty, which was recently 10 cents a ton.
Is now 12 cents a ton on most lenses,
the report further showed, and all
leases are subject to revision every
five years.
Nothing in the world ever has or
ever can take the place of n good
horse. Interest therefore, in the Col
orado Horse Breeders’ Association
meeting to take place in Pueblo, Tues
day, September 23rd at 10 o’clock a.
m., during the coining State Fair, is
very great. It Is also predicted that
this gathering of horse raisers will
greatly stimulate the raising and use
of horses throughout the West. The
maximum service of the horse with
the minimum effort or loss of energy
has become a study which lias resulted
in valuuble discoveries brought übout
by experiments and practical tests,
and chief of these is the multiple hitch
system so much talked about, of late,
that experts In that line are In demand
for demonstrations everywhere
Wayne Dinsiuore, of Chicago, secretary
of the Percheron Society of America,
Is an acknowledged authority on this
subject, and his services have been
secured to make demonstrations at the
Colorado State Fair, Pueblo, oil Sep
tember 23rd.
Twenty miles an hour is the speed
limit on the Lookout Mountain and
Bear Creek Cafion roads in the Den
ver mountain parks, fixed in an ordi
nance passed by the city council. The
ordinance provides for n si»eed llfblt
of fifteen miles an liour on curves uud
twenty-five miles on any parkway or
road In or connecting the mountain
parks with the city limits of Denver.
If a bill just Introduced by Congress
man Taylor becomes a law, authority
will he secured to exchange privately
owned land for national forest land
or stumpage near Steamboat Springs.
This authority Is being sought by own
ers of land on the Routt forest, who
would he enabled to either consolidate
their holdings or trade their land when
cut over for government stumpage.
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 aide.
Tbe party, which was made up of Mr.
and Mrs. John Butler and four child
ren, tourists, were rushed to the dis
trict hospltnl by passing motorists
and all are in a serious condition.
Rose Flscus, 10-year-old daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Flscus of Pueblo,
was Instantly killed when the auto
mobile she was driving pitched over
a forty-foot embankment into the St.
Charles river, nine miles east of
Pueblo. Her mother, sister, Augustn,
11 years old, and 2-year-old brother
were with her, but escaped from the
wreck with only minor injuries.
Extensive development work planned
by the local mining companies for the
coming winter, together with Increased
facilities for handling ore, make it pos
sible for from 300’ to 400 men to ob
tain work in Telluride within the next
thirty days.
John Tarro, a peddler of Ice cream
cones, who was arrested at Durango,
charged with having an unlawful
amount of Intoxicants in his posses
sion, was tried in Justice Court and
found guilty and was ussessed a fine
of $l6O. plus SB4 costs and ninety dayt
in Jail, has appealed the case to the
County Court and has put up a cash
bond of $564 to carry the case through,
which will come up for retrial at the
September term of court. When Tarro
was first arrested, the officers say
they found a barrel of wine that teste*
more than 2 per cent alcoholic con
The gunharrel road on the Ocean to
Ocean highway between Monte Vista,
Center and Saguache is completed.
This piece of road, with a stretch over
the north end of the Russell Springs
lake, creeks and mnrshes, causing an
expenditure of over $30,000 in con
struction work for the lust three years,
is finished.
Kid Mex of Pueblo was winner over
George Bauer of Goldfield, via the
knockout route, at Victor. The bout,
scheduled for fifteen rounds, ended in
the sixth frame when the Mexican sent
a fast right to Bauer’s Jaw.
News has been received in Golden
of the death by suicide at Kansas City,
Kan., of Mrs. E. M. Herrod, 75, one of
the early-day residents of Golden. She
ended her life by drowning in the Mis
souri river, tying a heavy rock in iter
apron before »he plunged Into the wa
Perjury is charged against Joe Mnn
dich Is an information filed in Boul
der, in which Mandlch, who is said to
be 45 years old. Is alleged to have
sworn to a lie in getting a marriage
license for himself and 14-year-old Me-
Uta Phillips of Longmont.
Nathan Straus, N.w York mer
chant and philanthropist, ha, an am
bltlon to ba tha flrat mayor of Jeru
Western Newepaper Union Nse»S*r»lct.
Washington, Aug. 26.—The railroad
shopmen’s union officials are in con
ference on President Wilson’s reply to
their demand for wage increase*. The
question now is whether the shopmen
will reject the decision of the Presi
dent limiting Increases to about 4
cents an hour, persist In their demands
for wages of 85 and 90 cents an hour
and strike to force concessions.
Washington.—Postponement of the
settlement of wage demands until nor
mal economic conditions are restored
was announced today by President
Wilson as the policy which the admin
istration will pursue In dealing with
’such questions, particularly those af
fecting railroad workers.
The President announced also that It
was neither wise nor feasible at this
time, when the most Important ques
tion before the country Is a return to
a normal price level, to attempt to in
crease freight rates to provide funds
for higher wages.
“We ought to postpone questions of
this sort until we have the opportun
ity for certain calculation as to the re
lation between wages and the cost of
living.” the President declared In a
statement to the public explaining hiß
decisions as to wages. “It is the duty
of every citlxen to Insist upon a truce
in such contests until Intelligent settle
ments can be made, and made by peace
and effective common counsel. I ap
peal to my fellow citixens of every em
ployment to co-operate in Insisting up
on and maintaining such a truce."
Mr. WUson’s statement was issued
In connection with the decision of him
self and Director General Hines on de
mands by railroad shopmen for a 25
per cent advance In wages, but the
general policy pronounced covers also
the wage demands of other hundreds of
thousands of railroad workers, which
are pending before the director gen
eral or about to he presented. It Is to
he expected that other unions trying to
obtain more pay will be usked, as *he
shopmen, to play their part with other
citizens in reducing the cost of living
by foregoing u temporary advantage
which would add to transportation
The declsioit of the President and
the director general was announced to
a committee of 100, representing the
shopmen. In reply to their demands
for a 25 per cent Increase, the shop
men were asked to accept an adjust
ment of their pay to the basis of ten
liouis’ pay for eight hours’ work,
which they contend was given other
employes and denied thorn when the
Adumson low became effective. This
means an advance of the basic pay
from 68 cents to 72 cents an hour,
whereas an increase of 17 cents to 85
cents an hour was demanded.
Under the new scale of wnges, ma
chinists. tool makers, boilermakers, riv
eters. hlocksmiths, sheet metal work
ers electricians, all of whom now
receive 68 cents hii hour, will receive
72 cents. Helpers will receive 49 cents
an hour instead of the present wage of
45 cents.
Make Charges Against Advocate.
Washington.—Charges that Secre
tary Baker, Muj. Gen. Enoch H.
Crowder, judge advocate general, and
Col. John H. Wlgmore “established a
propaganda bureau to discredit critics
of the existing military Justice system
and to defend the system’’ were made
before a Senate Military Subcommit
tee by Samuel T. Ansell, formerly act
ing Judge advocate general.
Postal Employes May Get Raise.
Washington.—Wage increases for
postal employes totaling $40,000,000
were agreed upon by the House post
office committee over the protest of
liie Postofnce Department. A hill was
ordered reported out by the committee
providing a flat Increase of $l5O a
year in the pay of all employes with
the limitation that fourth-class post
masters shall not receive more than
SI,OOO and third-class more than $2,000
as a total annual salary. All increases
are retroactive to July 1
Weatern Newspaper Union News Service.
Washington, Aug. 29. —Here is warn
ing issued by Director General Hines
to rail strikers when he told them to
go back to work or he’d fill their
Any one who Interferes with or Im
pedes the possession, use, operation or
control of any railroad property, or
railroad under federal control, com
mits an offense against the United
States, punishable by fine and impris
onment, and will be arrested and pros
Any one who obstructs or attacks
persons assisting or endeavoring to as
sist in tlie possession, use, operation
or control of any railroad under fed
eral control, will he guilty of the of
fense described and will be dealt with
Any one who obstructs or retards the
passage of the mail or any vehicle or
person carrying the same likewise com
mits an offense against the United
States, punishable by fine and impris
onment, and will be arrested and pros
Washington.—Director General Hines
has served notice on “public officers,
railroad officers and employ** and cit
izens generally in California, Artxona
and Nevada” that the railroad admin
istration would undertake to restore
full railroad service in those states and
that all striking employ** who do not
return to work will find their places
This action, coming after the an
nouncement by the four brotherhood
chiefs that the brotherhoods would
assist the Railroad Administration
in operating the lines if the Illegal
strike was not terminated, is the
most drastic ever taken by the gov
ernment in a labor controversy.
At the Railroad Administration Di
rector General Hines made public the
“To public officers, railroad offi
cers and employ**, and citizens gen
erally In California, Artsona and
“A strike is in progress on the part
of the train and englnemen and yard
men on the steam railroads being op
erated by the United States govern
ments in parts of California, Arizoua
and Nevada. This strike began at
Is>s Angeles purely as a sympathetic
strike on account of a controversy be
tween the Pacific Electric lialiwuy
Company and certain employ*s of
that company.
“Tlie property of that company Is
not in the possession or control of the
United States government. The strike
i of the employ** of the steam railroads
was entered upon without any griev
ance being presented or alleged. The
strike was and is a violation of the
agreements between the striking em
ploy** and the steam railroads upon
which they worked, and also of tlie
national agreement between tlie United
States Railroad Administration and
tlie chief executives of the organiza
tions to which the strikers belong,
such national agreement providing for
the adjustment of ull causes of com
plaiuts In an orderly manner without
suspension of work.
American Airmen Join Poles.
Puris. —The first unit of the Ameri
can volunteer aviators for the Polish
army expects to leave soon to meet
tlie German pilots flying from tlie Bol
shevik army against the Poles. Major
Fauntleroy aiHiounces the name of the
squadron us the Kosciusko escadrille,
after the Polish general who fought
under Washington in the entire revo
lutionary campaign.
Dump 12,000 Gallons Beer.
Chicago.—Four hundred barrels, 12,-
000 gallons of 2.75 per cent beer, man
ufactured by the Schlitz Brewing Coin
puny of Milwaukee, before war-time
prohibition, were dumped into the gut
ters of a North Side street by Otto R.
Euerst, United States revenue inspec
tor, to enable company to recover
*2,400 in taxes previously paid
Report Mexican Bandit Dead.
Mexico City.—The death of Sllverio
Soto, a bandit leader who has been
operating for some time in the state
of Sinaloa, is reported in a communi
cation to the War Department by
Lieut. Antonio Palnzuelos, a federal
army officer in that state.
“Bootleg” Detective Shot.
Denver.—Detective George Klein,
head of the police “bootleg squad,” was
shot and fatally wounded as he was
stepping from his automobile :i? his
home ut 1538 Newton street, at 1
o’clock in the morning. Three shots
were fired by an unknown assailant,
who made his escape before assistance
to the wounded officer arrived. Oise!
sliot entered the left side of the abdo
men and the other two lodged In De
tective Klein’s legs
Cheater A. Bra man of New York,
pne of the late Augustus D. Julllard*s
former partners, who la one of thooe
named executors and trustees of the
rnilllona of dollars loft by Mr. Julllard
ko promote music In any way hts trus
tees see fit.
Washington, Aug. 27. —If the railway
shopmen decide to defy President Wil
son, their instructions are already com
plete, being set forth In a circular of
Instructions from B. M. Jewell of the
American Federation of Labor. “If it
comes to a strike,” he writes, “we wunt
to make the tie-up complete and keep
It In that condition until we get the
proper recognition from those who
can give it to us. Our success depends
entirely upon how we can stop the
transportation service of this country.
It Is to be regretted that it Is neces
sary to make such plans, hut every
honorable means have been exhausted
In our effort to bring about a settle
ment without resorting to drastic
What action the government may
be expected to take iu the event of a
vote by the shopmen to strike for an
Immediate Increase In wages, which
President Wilson has said would have
a disastrous effect on efforts to bring
down prices, has not been disclosed, if,
indeed. It has been considered.
Indicative of the determination of
Director General Hines and the rail
road administration to deal fairly
with all classes of employ*s, the di
rector general instructed the board on
railway wages to consider promptly
any demands that might be made and to
report recommendations for correcting
any Inequalities found to exist, though
general advances for any class will not
he made until it has been proved that'
the present level of prices is perma
nent. In that case, both the President
and Mr. Hines have given assurances
that railroad workers would receive
early readjustment of their wages.
The tnklng of a strike vote ordinar
ily requires about three weeks. In the
present Instance, however. It is be
lieved the vote may be completed ear-
Her, ns Instructions were given by the
international officers to the unions to
summon meetings if necessary and to
telegraph the result of the balloting.
Asking “very serious consideration’’
of the question, the committee told the
unions that any additional general in
crease in the wnges of railroad em
ploy**, virtually all of the whom have
made or will make demands for more
money, would include the shopmen and
they were told not to forget that n
strike now meant that the shopmen
were striking alone to force nn In
crease for the entire 2,000,000 railroad
Appeal Treaty to People.
Washington.—The contest in the
Semite over the peace treuty and the
league of nations has reached such a
stage that both sides have decided to
appeal their case to the country. Presi
dent Wilson, as announced at the
White House, will begin his country
wide stumping tour for the unqualified
ratification of the treaty. At the same
time the President starts half a dozen
senators will also take the stump to
urge not merely the adoption of reser
vations, but the flat rejection of the
entire treaty.
Asks War Measure Continue.
Washington.—To prevent an influx
of aliens into the United States after
peace Is declared. President Wilson in
a message to Congress asked that the
passport law in effect during the war
he continued for one year after the
proclamation of peace.
Carnegie Estate $30,000,000.
New York.—Having given away
more than $350,000,000 during his life
time, Andrew Carnegie died leaving a
fortune of between $25,000,000 and
$30,000,000. according to his will. The
will disposes of $900,000 to public and
charitable institutions, and leaves an
nunlties of approximately $300,000 to
friend* and relatives. Including $lO,-
000 each to former President Taft and
Premier Lloyd George of England and
$5,000 each to Mrs. Theodore Roose
velt and Mrs. Thomas J. Preston.
Western Ntwspapsr Union Newra Service.
Washington, Aug. 28.—Prices are
beginning to turn downward In vari
ous parts of the country, but the
slump has not yet gathered momen
tum sufficient to affect purchases for
immediate use, according *o reports to
the Department of Justitj*.
Attorney General Palmer, asked
how soon results could be expected
from the campaign to reduce the cost
of living, said all the government
wanted was a fair chance to show
what could be done to take the arti
ficial inflation out of the market. He
said officials were well pleased with
the success so far attained and that
cumulative results were expected
when Congress enacts amendments to
the food control law by which crim
inal penalties can be imposed on prof
iteers and hoarders.
Chicago.—A drop of $1 a hundred
pounds on the average for hogs, with
lower prices for beef cattle at the
stockyards was ascribed to several
reasons and partly to the general pro
test against the high cost of living.
Market men said the tendency was for
still lower hog prices, particularly
after the fall marketing, and they pro
fessed to see a break in high living
The public has curtailed Its buying
of pork and beef recently, while live
stock receipts are large. The eastern
market failed to act as an emergency
outlet, and the packers virtually with
drew their buyers from the pens, leav
ing thousands of hogs and cattle with
out buyers, and speculators were hard
With lower retail prices on meat*
expected to result In a day or two
from the lower livestock prices, other
foodstuffs. Including fruits and vege
tables, declined. In the commission
house district apples slumped 25 cents
a bushel, oranges 50 cents a box,
sweet potatoes 25 cents a bushel,
peaches, 25 cents; bananas, 25 cents
a bunch and cantaloupes, 25 cents a
crate; tomatoes, green corn and water
melons also sold lower.
Missoula, Mont. —Five thousand men,
composing the fire fighting forces of
the federal forest service, are waging
n battle against hundreds of forest
fires sweeping over Montana and
northern Idaho, with no prospect of
controlling the flames further than to
save whatever towns may be In their
path until rain Intervenes. This esti
mate of the situation was made at for
est service headquarters here, where
it was said that despite the refusal of
federal troops to aid in the fight
against the flames, no shortage of men
is feared, civilian recruits filling dally
vacancies in the ranks of the fighters.
Boise, Idaho. —Three men nre lost 111
n forest fire raging near Burgdorf,
north of Lakeport. They were part of
a crew of 200 which turned out to save
Burgdorf. Heavy winds swept the
flame through the forest and cut them
off from the crew.
Mob Rushes Government Store.
Dallas, Texas. —A crowd of 2,000
persons, including hundreds of women,
“rushed” the city’s first store sale of
army foodstuffs and carried away con
siderable quantities of food without
paying for It. Police squads were un
alde to handle the throng that gath
ered at the opening of the store in a
fire station. Shortly after the doors
opened, the crowd surged forward,
overpowering guards and salespeople.
Dozens of persons. Including women,
were injured by police clubs. The
store was finally closed after officers
had driven back the crowds.
U. S. China Minister Resigns.
Washington.—Dr. Paul Relnach,
American minister to China, has re
signed. Ills resignation is now in the
hands of President Wilson, but it was
denied that he had presented it “sud
denly,” as reported in Japanese dis
patches to Honolulu.
Court Upholds Seizure.
Columbus, Ohio.—The Ohio Supreme
Court here has upheld the recent seiz
ure of seventy-five tons of pork by the
county prolocutor at Columbus in the
fight against the high cost of living.
This decision permits the sale of the
meat to the public nt cost. Prosecutors
in other parts of Ohio were waiting for A
a favorable decision to take similar ac
tion against meats stored in violation
of the state cold storage act More
than 100,000 pounds of meat was or
dered seized In Cleveland. .<

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