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Pithy News Notes
From All Parts of
Wastara Nawapapar Union Nawi Sarvloa.
Inter-Mountain Live Stock and Fair.
Grand Junction. Sept. 30 to Oct. 3.
Doutdas County Fair. Caatle Rock,
Oct. 7-9.
Mias Flora Brown, 50 years old, who
weighed 525 pounds, is dead in Denver
of heart trouble.
Half of the Colorado Fuel and Iron
Company's coal mines in Trinidad dis
trict are closed and a total of over 1,-
80(i men are out of work as a result.
The installation of a giant still at
the plant of the Colorado Packing
Company ut Cafion City insures an
abundance of pure distilled water for
use at the plant, and also for the use
of the people of Cafion City.
Sixty-six school teachers of Fort Col
lins will receive u bonus of $l5O each
on their yeur’s work, as a result of ac
tion taken by the school hoard on a
petition asking for Increases of 25 per
The town of Ault, Colo., has applied
to the State Utilities Commission for a
♦•ertlficute of convenience ami neces
sity uuthorir.ing it to proceed with the
construction and operation of a muni
cipal light and power plant.
Fort Collins industries will receive
one new unit shortly thru the filing in
the secretary of states’ office of arti
cles of incorporation for the Fort Col
lins Pressed Brick und Tile Company.
The organizers are H. G. Finley, G. H.
Dixon and H. A. Myer, residents of
Larimer county.
The Babbit Ear Pass highway, a
twenty-two mile strip sixteen feet wide
extending from Steamboat Springs to
connection with the highway to Den
ver, has been completed after five
years of work, according to an an
nouncement made at the United States
bureau in Denver.
A reward of $2,500 has been offered
for information that will lead to the
arrest and conviction of the slayers of
Eric Smith, Gun Danielson, Fred Bund
and Celeste Mattlvl at the Tomboy
mine on Sept. 10. The reward is of
fered by the Tomboy, Smuggler and
Liberty Bell companies and San Mig
uel county.
Increased traffic on Main avenue at
Durango has made necessary the pass
ing of an ordinance by the City Coun
cil preventing the parking of cars
along that thoroughfare for a longer
period than- thirty minutes at any one
time. A special traffic officer has
t-een added to the police force to en
force the parking order.
The strike of the steel workers at
Pueblo has resulted in the closing of
the gunister quarries at Cafion City
and the throwing out of work of a con
siderable number of men who are em
ployed there. Canister Is used as a flux
in the making of steel and large quanti
ties were furnished by the quarries
1 ere to the Miunequa plant.
Governor Oliver H. Shoup has an
nounced the names of three women
appointee* he has designated to repre
scut Colorado at the Farm Women’s
National Congress at Hagerstown,
Md., on October 2.8 to 31. The ap
pointees are Mrs. Harvey Van Horne
of Dotsero, Mrs. Charles A. Lory of
Fort Collins, and Mrs. Bell Harbert of
That Salt Lake City business men
expect within eighteen months to In
vade Routt and Moffat counties In
Pullman cars over a newly built rail
road to extend from Salt Like to
Craig, Colo., is the burden of an article
appearing In the bulletin of the Salt
Like Commercial Club. Funds have
been fissured and a strong group of
Utah financiers are determined to see
the road through.
The budget for the city of Boulder
for next year, as submitted to the City
Council by Manager Salter, calls for
expenditure* in the amount of $120,230,
which Is the estimated total of re
There has been a sharp deterioration
In the condition of potatoes since the
August report was Issued and the in
dicated production Is now 10,598,000
bushels. The damage was most severe
in the north-central and northeastern
parts of the state where irrigated po
tatoes suffered heavily. Non-lrrlgated
potatoes are almost a failure. The po
tato crop last year was 13,083,000 bush
els, according to lately revised figures.
President J. F. Wei born, of the
Colorado Fuel and Iron Company at
Pueblo, has ordered the company
mines at Sunrise, Wyo., where the
bulk of the raw muterial used at the
local plants Is mined, shut down for
an Indefinite period. Five coal mines,
employing approximately 500 men in
the southern field, have also been or
dered closed. These mines have sup
plied the local plants with fuel. There
is no intention on the part of the com
pany of closing its commercial mines
at this time.
Failure on the part of former state
treasurers to make good the state’s de
mand of a year ago for $42,000 al
leged shortage, discovered in the state
treasury after the suicide of Julius H.
Clark, chief bookkeeper, will be fol
lowed by suit against the treasurers
and their bondsmen, if payment is not
made shortly. Attorney General Vic
tor E. Keyes Is contemplating such ac
ilon, following completion of a ♦•beck
ing up of the records three months ago
and the tinned failure of the offi
cials or their bondsmen to hoed the
state’s demand.
“Colorado families alt being paid
$10,313,200 In war risk Insurance
claims by the United States govern
ment, including 1,180 insurance claims
which are being paid by the bureau
of war risk Insurance to beneficiaries
named at the time application was
made by soldiers, sailors and marines,
now dead. Disabled soldiers, as well
us widows and children and dependent
parents of those who have died are be
ing made comfortable by the govern
ment, which is paying 763 compensa
tion claims to residents of this state.’’
This is the gist of a report which has
been sent out from the Treasury De
partment concerning the work .which
the war risk Insurance bureau is do
ing in Colorado. Other statements in
cluded in*the report are that in addi
tion to the compensation claims which
are already being paid, 651 cases for
claims are under Investigation by bu
reau representatives.
The condition of the apple crop In
the state at this time ls-66 per cent of
normal/compared with 50 per cent at
this time last year and an average con
dition of 64 per cent. The estimated
production is 2,839,000 bushels, or
more than 1,000,000 bushels in excess
of last year’s output. The quality of
thef ruit Is good. The peach crop is
being marketed rupldly and Is general
ly of excellent quality. The produc
tion is estimated at 902,000 bushels,
compnred with 633,000 bushels last
year. The pear crop is also good, the
estimated production being 217,000
bushels, compared with 194,000 bushels
last year.
A falling off of nearly 7,000,000
bushels In the production of corn for
the state is indicated as a result of dry
weather late in the season. The condi
tion of the corn crop is found to be
only 62 per cent of normal, which in
dicates a production, on approximately
900,000 acres devoted to the crop, of
13,950,000 bushels, compared with a
production of 20,585,000 bushels on
895,000 acres last year. The acreage
planted this year is the largest on rec
Painters at Trinidad, who were pre
pared to go on strike for higher wages,
are at work on the basis of a wage
compromise reached at a meeting of
employers and Journeymen and Arl.
Fincher, investigator for the state in
dustrial commission. The painters
formerly received 75 cents an hour.
They agreed to return to work at 87H
cents an hour until Jan. 1, after which
their wages will be 90 cents. Twenty
eight men were affected.
The El Paso County Sportsmen s As
sociation is the name of a new organ
ization formed with fifty-five charter
members at Colorado Springs. The pur
pose of the association Is to promote
sport In general and fishing In particu
lar in El Paso county. It is the inten
tion of the organization to stock the
reservoir near Monument, and other
reservoirs open to the public, with
thousands of trout fry.
The federal census bureau reported
approximately 12,000 acres devoted to
grain sorghums in Colorado in 1909.
County assessors report approximately
250,000 acres devoted to grain sorghum
this year, and an additional 100,000
acres to sweet sorghums, grown prin
cipally for stock feed.
Two Arkansas valley counties,
Crowley and Otero, produce 90 per
cent of the cantalou|>es grown in Colo
rado, and this state ranks among the
lenders In the production of canta
A total of 307 applicants have been
granted for a total allowance of $85,-
512 under the new state benefit of the
blind law since the beginning of its
operation this year, the State Board
hns announced.
A vigorous fight has been started
aguinst the proposal of the Greeley
City Council to build a municipal
swimming pool at a cost of $15,000.
Over 100 business men attended the
reorganization of the Chamber of Com
merce at Sterling.
Two leprosy cases in Colorado have
been reported to the State Board of
Health within six weeks. It was report
ed at the board's regular meeting at
the state house. Both patients are
Mexicans. One is confiued outside the
city limits of Pueblo and has been
turned over to the federal Immigration
bureau. The other, who has been tak
en In charge by the federal public
health service, Is confined in Otero
A searching investigation of health
conditions at the state reformatory at
Buena Vista will be Instituted by the
State Board of Health us an outcome
of disclosures msde st a meeting of
the board by Dr. S- It. McKelvey, for
merly a member of the board, who in
dignantly deelured the bedding in use
In the cells Is “so filthy it is not fit for
a dog to sleep upon.”
Clinton W. Dexter, 23, a sugar fac
tory employ 6, is dead from injuries
suffered when he was struck by an au
tomobile at Longmont. Dexter made a
leap for a passing truck in order to get
a ride home, when he missed the vehi
cle and stepped in front of hii automo
bile coming In an opposite direction.
The Industrial Sugar Company will
build a $600,000 factory at Fort Lup
ton to care for 4,000 acres of sugar
beets contracted to the company by
farmers of southern Weld county.
The Industrial Sugar Company is a
$4,000,000 corporation organized by
farmers to build beet sugar factories
in northern Colorado.
“Uncle Joe” Robinson, a resilient of
Hugo about twenty-five years ago,
died at Cheyenne Wells following a
stenke of apoplexy. Mr. Robinson
was one of the early Lincoln country
How upon row of crosses In the American cemetery In Belleau Wood, near Chateau Thierry, mute evidence of the
gallant lives that were laid down so that the world might be a safe place In which to dwell.
W«at*rn Newspaper Union New* Servlca.
Washington, Sept. 24. —The Italian
government was informed last July of
the plans of Lieut. Col. Gabriele d'An
nunzio for his Flume adventure, ac
cording to the Italian Socialist paper
Avnnti, extracts from which were ca
bled from Geneva to the official infor
mation bureau here of the kingdom of
the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes. The
paper ulso asserted that the allies
were told of the action of D’Annunzio's
accomplices In Flume long before the
soldier-poet carried out his campaigu.
“At the beginning of July, Immedi
ately after the great demonstration
and attacks in the press against Sig
nor Nlttl, the Avnnti was quoted as
raying “Gabriele d’Annunzlo sent one
of his most trusted friends to the pre
mier to Inform the latter that he
(D’Annunzio) was ready to conie to an
understanding with him, hut that he
.isked to be allowed to carry out, on
Ills own responsibility, tlie expedition
in regnrd to which the government had
already received certain information,
and which It was trying to cause to
full, by wnrnlng Its most active mem
bers of the consequences of their acts.
“D’Annunzio caused all the possibil
ities of n favorable Issue of his plan to
be laid liefore Sigtior Nlttl, and af
firmed that the allies would accept the
•fait accompli.’
“Premier Nlttl replied that the polit
ical, economic and military conse
quences of such nu undertaking would
i e very serious. He added that, while
he appreciated the sentiments of the
poet, he would give orders to arrest
him If he should try to carry out ony
such adventure.
"The government knew that D’An
nunzio's accomplices were an admiral
and two generals who were stationed
r.t Flume, and whom the government
was forced to remove from their com
“In spite of all this, D’Annunzio car
ried out his plan, which is difficult to
understand when one remembers that
the expedition was organized and car
ried out on the territory of the war
zone, which Is under direct orders of
general headquarters.
• “The allies were Informed of the ac
tivities of the admiral and the two gen
erals mentioned above. All this hail
great Influence on the result, unfavor
able to Italy, of the Interallied Inquiry,
earrled out at Flume.”
Would Deny Help to Saloons.
Albuquerque, N. M, —Bishop Francis
J. McConnell of Denver, in an address
before the New Mexico Methodist con
ference, declared this government
should withdraw Its protection of cit
izenship from any American who en
gages In saloon business below the
border In Mexico, or who engages In a
business In any other country that is
outlawed In this country. He said seri
ous conditions will be fostered If liq
uor interests of America are permitted
io carry out their hope of planting sa
loons throughout northern Mexico.
Makes $20,000,000 Gift.
New York.—A gift of $20,000,000
from John IX Rockefeller for the im
provement of medical education in the
United States, ha* been announced by
the General Education board.
German Farmers Strike.
Berlin. —The agricultural Inborers of
the Eckernforde district, in Schleswig-
Holstein, have gone on strike. Five
hundred estates are affected.
Cudahy Company Fined.
Chicago.—Federal Judge Evans fined
the Cudahy Packing company $8,875
on ♦•barges of collecting excessive
damages from railroad companies
which the packing concern had alleged
had Improperly Iced meats, in transit.
A plea of guilty had been entered to
the indictment returned in March,
1916. alleging that tin* company had
attempted to collect 84.200. of which
*1,700 was paid by some of the twenty
railroads against which claims had
1 eon made.
We«tern Nswirpaptr Union Non Service.
Washington, Sept. 27. —111 from over
exertion on his long tour for the peace
treaty, President Wilson cancelled the
speaking dates remaining on his sched
ule and returned to Washington. The
President acted under orders from Ills
physician. Dr. Cary T. Grayson, who
said in a formal statement that Mr.
Wilson was suffering from "nervous,
exhaustion'' and that, while his condi
tion was not alarming, a considerable
period of rest would be “necessary for
his recovery.”
After a few days at the capital, at
(he end of a fast run hnlf way across
the continent, the President may go to
•rorne secluded rest resort for a com
plete vacation from the official cares
which have occupied his attention con
tinuously for many months.
Apian for Mr. Wilson to go to New
York lute next week to welcome Kins
Albert of Belgium, virtually has been
abandoned, but the President expects
to receive the king later at the While
House. All other engagements for the
immediate future have been cancelled.
After a night of illness, during
which Dr. Grayson and Mrs. Wilson
were In almost constant attendance
ii|M>n him, the President decided to
abandon his trip while his train was at
Wichita, Kan. He did not leave his
private car there and during most of
the day he was in bed. In the after
noon and evening he got some sleep
and was able to take some nourish
In a formal statement, Dr. Cary T.
Grayson, the President’s personal phy
sician, said Mr. Wilson's condition was
“not alarming, hut would require rest
for a considerable time." Dr. Grayson's
statement follows:
“President Wilson’s condition is due
to overwork. The trouble dates back
to an attack of influenza hist April
in Paris, from which lie has never en
tirely recovered. The President's ac
tivities on this trip have overtaxed his
strength and he Is suffering from nerv
ous exhaustion His condition is not
idarming, but It will lie necessary for
his recovery that he have rest and
quiet for a considerable time. (Signed)
Refuses To Invite King.
Milwaukee, Wls., —"I stand for the
nian who works. To hell with the
kings.” This quotation doses a letter
to A. T. Van Scoy, president of the
Milwaukee Association of Commerce,
from Mayor Hoan in which the latter
refuses to invite King Albert and
Queen Elizabeth of Belgium to visit
Milwaukee. The major offers, how
ever, to forward such an invitation
presented by any group of citizens.
Food Prices Decline.
Washington.—Reports to the Depart
ment of Justice from twelve states in
dicate there has been a decline of 10
to 15 per cent in food prices since the
time the fair price committee began
their work. From four states have
conie reports on wholesale prices indi
cating a decline of 2 to 5 per cent.
Investigate Landing Marines.
Washington.—Secretary Daniels has
been asked in a resolution by Senator
Knox, to report whether American
marines were landed at Trau, Dalma
tia, to compel its evacuation by Italian
forces, as reported in press dispatches
from Copenhagen and Paris. A reso
lution by Senator Lodge, also asked
the State Department whether marines
luid been sent to Europe to aid in
carrying out provisions of the German
peace treaty for a plebiscite in Schles
WMKrn Newspaper Union New* Service.
Deliver.—Woodrow Wilson, President
of the United States, accompanied by
Mrs. Wilson, his secretary, Joseph P.
Tumulty, and his personal physician.
Rear Admiral Cary T. Grayson and
lorty-eight attendants and newspaper
♦or respondent 8, arrived in Denver and
was given an ovation by crowds as
sembled «t the Union station and gath
ered along Seventeenth street to view
ids progress frpm the station to the
Brown Palace hotel, where the Presi
dent and his party passed the night.
The President, who is touring the'
country on behalf of ratification of
the peace treaty and the leugue of na
tions covenant, was driven to the hotel
immediately upon his arrival and re
tired to the presidential suite reserved
•lor him and Mrs. Wilson.
After a parade through the business
districts and the capltoi grounds, he
made a five-minute talk to 32,000
school children, who assembled on the
vest lawn. The President then pro
ceeded to the Auditorium where he
spoke on the leugue of nations.
Immediately ufter the address the
President departed for Pueblo.
Especially piloted, with a clear right
of way, the presidential train made the
run from Cheyenne to Denver without
untoward incident and arrived thirty
five minutes earlier than was origin
ally planned. When the President de
cided that he would leave Cheyenne at
6:30 o'clock Instead of 7 o’clock, as
originally planned. Union Pacific offi
cials made hot the wires with mes
sages of warning to all other trains to
get out of the way. The pilot train left
fifteen minutes in advance of the pres
idential party.
The President and Mrs. Wilson rode
in the private car Mayflower, where
dinner was served from the President’s
private kitchen. At dinner the Pres
ident and Mrs. Wilson usually eat in
private, hut Admiral Grayson and Sec
retary Tumulty often Join them at
Crowds were gathered at practical
ly every station ulnng the Union Pa
cific route from Cheyenne to Denver.
Congressional Board Makes Report on
New York. —Bringing a report of
outrageous cruelties prepetrated on
American soldiers in prisons of the A.
E. F. In France, the congressional com
mit tee sent overseas to investigate
tales of army "prison horrors" arrived
on the transport Argamemnon from
Brest. “Conditions were appalling,”
Representative Bland said as soon as
the steamer docked. “Nothing like
this treatment of our men had ever
been known before in the history of
the American army. We have copies
of records, reports and testimony of
Inspectors, courts-martial officers, so
ns to be enabled to definitely fix re
Mothsr Dies to Sava Child.
Lake City—Mrs. Frank Stanfield,
wife of a farmer, is dead but her 2-
year-old daughter lives, because of
her sacrifice. When the child toddled
upon the Northwestern railroad tracks,
which border tlie Stanfield farm, as a
passenger train approached, Mrs. Stan
field dashed forward and pushed her
daughter out of the train's way. The
mother, however, was caught under
the wheels of the locomotive and
ground to death.
No Hand Grenades As Souvenirs.
Washington.—Discontinuance by the
War Department of the distribution of
the surplus hand grenades as souvenirs,
will prevent the Treasury Department
from rewarding children who earned
money during vacation with a savings
hank, made from one of the weapons.
It was announced that certifications
of achievement will he substituted for
the hanks in order to recognize the in
dustry of hoys and girls who earned
money for the purchase of war savings
60,000 TO 70,000 EMPLOYEB OWN
Western Newvpaper Union New* Service.
New York, Sept. 26. —After beijig
shown u dispatch quoting John Fitz
Patrick, director general of the steel
strike, as saying the walkout would
end Immediately if the' United States
Steel Corporation would arbitrate dlf
lerences, Elbert H. Gary, directing
head of the corporation, declared In a
statement, speaking for himself, that
he believed the board of directors “can
not negotiate or confer with Mr. Fitz
patrick or his associates.”
Mr. Gary was shown the dispatch
while he was attending a dinner given
here by Baron Kondo, president of the
Japan Mull Steamship Company, and
was oskeil to make some comment.
Breaking the silence he has maintained
since the beginning of the strike, Mr.
Gary wrote a statement while seated
at the table and then, calling the news
paper men Into the hull, read it to
“The board of directors of the
United States Steel Corporation are
the representatives of nearly 150,000
stockholders, including from 60,000 to
70,000 employes,” said the statement.
"We are their servants and are select
ed to represent and protect their in
terests and also the interests of all our
250,000 employes, the majority of whom
I think are not members of labor
“Moreover, I believe our corporation
is under great obligations to the gen
eral public concerning the issues in
volved in the pending strike. In these
circumstances, I would not at present
assume to answer the question pro
pounded to me.
"However, I will say for myself that
questions of moral principle cannot be
i.rhltrated nor compromised, and in
my opinion such questions are Includ
ed In the present unfortunate struggle.
1 also think we cannot negotiate or
confer with Mr. Fitzpatrick and his as
sociates as union lenders concerning
our employes whom these gentlemen
have volunteered to represent.”
Mr. Gary, who was the principal
speaker at the dinner, referred In his
address to the statement he had issued,
saying: "If the strike succeeds It prob
ably would he the beginning of an up- J
henvnl which might bring upon nil. of
us grave and serious consequences. And '
you know that the questions involved
in this strike, which Is led by Foster,
an acknowledged revolutionist, are
higher than the interests of the United
States Steel Corporation.
Clemeneeau Says France Must Adept
Paris. —Premier Clemeneeau de
livered his long-expected speech in the
debate on tlie ratification of the peace
treaty In the chamber of deputies. The
whole trend of his arguments in favor
ot the treaty was that the treaty was
or# of solidarity between allies, who,
united In war, must be united In pence.
Clemeneeau warned the chamber that
If It refused to ratify the treaty It
would make It an instrument of death
to France, while If the chamber rati
fied the instrument France would be
come Imbued with its spirit, which
would mean the life und resurrection
of the country.
Clemeneeau Counts on U. 8.
.Paris. —Premier Clemenceau’s re
markable address In the Chamber of
Deputies, In which he asked for the
ratification of the treaty of peace with
Germany, was mude on his 78th birth
day. Applause rang thru the chamber
when the premier said: "Would you
know my complete thoughts? Should
there be no written treaty, I would
count on America all the same. I can
say we are firmly counting on the
adoption of the treaty over there.”
Cranberries Will Be Cheaper.
Washington—Cranberries at Thanks
giving, Christmas and New Year din
ner feasts ought to be cheaper this
year than they were la?t, altho labor
conditions may force growers to de
mand prices higher than the average.
This year’s crop of cranberries, accord
ing to tlie September forecast of the
Department of Agriculture, will be
about 637,000 barrels, as against 350,-
000 hurrels last year.
Recover More Money.
Chicago.—With the recovering of
$42,500 found hurled on the farm of
Onuery (John) Wedja, father of John
S. Wedja, clerk in the Chicago post- ,
office, who is said io have planned the
robbery, tlie amount recovered from
the $234,000 stolen from a registered
shipment from the Chicago Federal *
Reserve hank to the Standnrd Oil Com-$
puny of Indiana at Whiting, Indiana,
was brought to $181,500. The money
was found wrapped In old rags and
buried in a milk can.

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