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VOLUME 3. NEWS TO DATE IN PARAGRAPHS CAUGHT PROM THE NETWORK OP WIRES ROUND ABOUT THE WORLD. DURING THEPAST WEEK RECORD OF IMPORTANT EVENTS CONDENSED FOR BUSY PEOPLE. YVsaUra Newspaper Union News Bervlea. WESTERN. John 0. Thompson, assistant attor ney general of the United States, who was stricken several days ago with acute uraemia, died at Chicago. The time is coming when the hu man race will be bald, toothless and four-toed, according to Professor Fred erick Starr, the Chicago anthropolo gist. Names of six members of the North Dakota Legislature were mentioned at Bismarck in the trial of B. J. Ness, charged with contempt in connection with alleged attempts at bribery. In the little room where she was married only five days before, the dim light of seven candles shone on the placid face of Mrs. Marselilna Lugo Leon, “the 105-year-old bride" of Los Angeles. Joe Rivers, the Mexican lightweight pugilist, became a married man at Lqb Angeles. His bride was Pauline Slert, a native Californian of Mexican descent, who was Joe’s schoolmate be fore he entered the ring. Fifteen hundred white men anl three hundred negroes live off the earnings of "white slaves" and women of the underworld in Chicago, accord ing to testimony given by a former cadet to the state commission Investi gating vice conditions in Illinois. Shouts of "liar," threats of battle and a final admonition by the cour' that further exchanges between oppos ing counsel would result In punish ment for contempt punctuated the second trial of Clarence S. Darrow, on a charge of Jury bribery at Los Angeles. Deprived of Its star witness In the case of Joseph Foreman, charged with the murder of Jack Handy, by mar riage of Foreman and Mrs. Handy, the county prosecutor nt Butte, Mont., was compelled to ask for the dismis sal of the proceedings when the ease was called for retrial. Peter J. Smith of Cleveland, found guilty at Indianapolls/of conspiracy to transport explosives illegally, was re leased from the federal penitentiary at and immedlatelv started for home. Smith was the fourteenth man under sentence for this offense to be given his liberty. His bond was (40,000. John Kenneth Turner, an Amerlcau writer, imprisoned In the city of Mex ico during the recent revolt, was rob bed, tortured and threatened with death and appealed, without avail, to the American ambassador, according to a letter received at Girard, Kan. by Fred D. Warren, editor of the Appeal to Reason, and credited by Warren to Turner. WASHINGTON. Irwin B. McLaughlin lias been con firmed by the Senate as first secre tary of the United States embassy at London. Vice President Marshall will not at tend the same church as will Presi dent Wilson, though both are Presby terians. When the Sixty-third Congress as sembles In extraordinary session, April 1, there will be much about it strange to those who have long been familiar with the personnel of past Congresses. The collect-on-delivery will be added to the parcel post department of the postal service of the country on July 1 next. An order putting this Into effect was signed by Postmaster Gen eral Hitchcock. Tho booming of customs receipts and the record drinking and smoking of Americans, yielding enormous in ternal revenue returns, have given tho federal government a surplus of (7, 379,000 for the current fiscal year as compared with a deficit of (20,570,000 a year ago. There Is serious doubt whether the Standard Oil trust has been actually dissolved, according to the ( report to Attorney General Wlckershnm by Charles B. Morrison and Oliver E. Pagan, the government attorneys In vestlgntlng whether the decree of dis solution has been violated. CONGRESSIONAL. The House passed resolution to ac cept bust of Representative Cannon for House office building. Senator Owen Introduced resolution calling on secretary of interior for all correspondence on proposed Osage In dian oil land leaaes. The House adopted joint resolution to require President to return a bill prescribing an eight-hour day for dredgemen on river and harbor im provements. The Webb liquor bill was repassed in the Senate over President Taft's veto within two hours from the time the President’s message of disapprov al bad been laid before that body. Senator Sheppard of Texas intro duced a bill forbidding a change of size or color of paper money without the consent of Congress. Plans have been made by the. Treasury Depart ment to reduce the size of the bills within the next few weeks. Hard coal companies Increased the wages of their employes (4,000,000 a year by the strike agreement of last May and Increased the price of an thracite to consumers 113,450,000, ac cording to a report based on an in vestigation by the bureau of labor, submitted to the Houße. SPORT. Christy Mathewson had the misfor tune to fracture his arm In two places at Harrisburg, Pa. Wilbur Wright's will, now proved In England to protect his rights, shows that the estate amounts to (279,298. Bruno Wcmtgen, an aviator, fell from a height of 200 feet at Hangelar, near Bonn, Germany, and was killed. The Greek champion, C. Tslclltlras, who won the standing broad Jump at the 1912 Olympic games at Stockholm, died at Athens. Tentative plans for an International track and field meet between teams representing Harvard and Yale and Oxford and Cambridge universities have been drawn up. That ocular demonstration will aid In passing the boxing bill now before the Illinois Legislature Is the belief of Representative George C. Hilton, of Chicago, who drafted the bill. Eastern yachtsmen have received Invitations to participate In the In ternational yacht races at Havre dur ing the week of July 20 to 26, but whether some of the larger yachts in New England waters will make the voyage to Europe this spring has no: been decided. GENERAL. John Davis wag sentenced to s year In the penitentiary In the district court at Ues Moines, la., for wife de sertion, after ho had told Judge McHenry he preferred "hard labor In prison" to either returning to Mrs Da vIb t>r contributing to her support. Tried twice for the murder of J. C. Steiner, an "Innocent bystander,” who was killed In a revolver fight at Kra mer, Cal., in the desert, a year ago, John Blake, aged "5 years, and a vet eran of the Sepoy revolt In India, in IS58, was freed at San Bernardino after the Jury bad disagreed. Olaf A. Tveltmoe and Kugene A. Clancy, San Francisco labor leaders, convicted In Indianupolis In the dyna mite caBes were released on bond from the penitentiary. A 100,000 bond raised In San Fran cisco was approved at Chicago by Judge Kohlsntt In the Fcdoral Court. Dissolution of the Corn Products lie fining Company, an alleged atarch, glucose and syrup "trust," la sought by the federal government In a civil anti-trust suit filed In Now York charging the $80,000,000 combination with entorlng conspiracies and con tracts to destroy competition in viola tion of the Sherman law. Governor Hunt's "honor system" of dealing with convicts Is at an end, It the report of a legislative committee presented Is adopted. After Invest! gating the conduct of tho stato peni tentiary at Florence the committee re commended that prison stripes be re stored, and that no convict be allowed outside the prison walls without a guard, nr unless with tho approval oi the state board of pardons and parolo. FOREIGN. French and Italian sUamerr. pass ing Chnrkeul have been fired upon by' the Bulgarians. A French Inventor hns Just taken out a patent for tho catching of fish by means of the telephone. J. P. Morgan paid Professor Bastla nello a fee of $20,000 before the dis tinguished specialist as much as felt his pulse at Rome. A force of Maderlstas captured the custom house, on the Mexican side of the line, at Naco, after a brief fight, according to a long distance telephone message from Ulsbee, Arlt. NEW RAYMER. WELD COUNTY. COLORADO, MARCH 6,1913. COLORADO LEGISLATIVE DOINGS Western Newspaper Union Newa Service. Some Figures About Appropriation!. Denver.—Financial experts in the Legislature say appropriations of (4, 000,000 should be made by the Legis lature for the next two years. Bills have been introduced calling for ap propriations of (7,000,000. Governor Ammons has been Informed that the revenues available for appropriations for the biennial period will be only (1,200,000. Governor Signs Water Defense Bill. Denver.—The special water defense bill passed by the Legislature to ap propriate (50,000 for the securing of evidence to aid Colorado Irrigationiats defend the titles to their water rights against contests by residents of Kan sas, Nebraska and Wyoming has been signed by Governor Ammons. Clerk Withrow Resigns. Denver.—Tile resignation of C. O. Withrow as chief enrolling clerk of the House was read and accepted and Miss Emma George appointed to fill the vacancy. Bills Introduced in the House. H. 13. 380. Mrs. Leo—To provide for the expenses of the slate library. H. B. 381, Phllp and llleks—4n rela tion to the office of farmers’ chemist. H. B. 382, McCarty—Concerning wit n6HHCB H. li. 383, Slattery—To extend, Im prove and repair a state wagon road from Sliverton to Ouray. H. B. 884. Perl Gates—Creating a bu reau of public accounting. H. B. 386, Andrew end Schaefer—For the better protection of young girls. If. B. 386, Andrew and Schaefer—To prevent wrongH to children. If. B. 387. Andrew and Schaefer—For the protection of children. H. B. 388, Andrew—To regulate cor porations. H. B. 389, Schaefer and Andrew—To amend the law establlHhlng a work - ahop for the blind. H. B. 390, Andrew—To amend the law relating to prosecution of crlmea and misdemeanor*. H. B. 391, Newton—To provide for the maintenance of union high schools. If. B. 392. Klmore —To regulate the manufacture and handling of explo sives. H. B. 393, Schaefer and Andrew— Providing for maintenance of Htntc In stitutions In case the regular appro priations are Insufficient. 11. B. 394. Ardourel—Providing ap propriations for state university, new buildings, etc. H. B. 395, Sweet, Norvell and Ken nedy—To create a state hoard of con trol to govern all churltahle and pe nal Institutions. 11. B. 396, Thomas—Providing for de struction of weeds on highways and along rnllroads. H. B. 397. Sweet and Fincher—To abolish bonrds of trustees of nil state educational Institutions and confer on hoard of regents of state university powers o govern all. 11. B. 398, Finch—Providing for clas sification of Logan county. 11. B. 399. Mann—To extend powers of state auditor and state examiner to include all school districts and provid ing for auditing of their accounts. 11. B. 400. Rowan (by reque;<<)—To regulate marriages. 11. It. 401, Slattery—Appropriation for the Panama-Pacific Exposition at San Francisco. 11. IJ. 402-405. Vogt—Fixing classifi cation of certain counties. H. B. 406, Williams and Skinner — Concerning elections. 11. B. 407. Skinner—Kstabllshlng the county of Paradox. H. It. 108, Ardourel—Submitting a constitutional amendment. 11. B. 409. Packer —Kelatlng to fees for county officers. 11. It. 410. Carrlg and Turnbull—Fix ing the classification of county. 11. It. 411, Carrlg—Relating to holler Inspection. 11. It. 412, Gallup and McDonald Re lating to garnishments and attach ments. If. It. 413, Hasty and Simpson Fix ing classification of Prowers and Rent counties. 11. It.* 414, Wright—ln relation to surety companies 11. It. 415. Wright—Providing for the uniform tdll of lading. 11. R. 416, Wright—An amendment to the genernl statutes. 11. It. 417. Wright—ln relation to hills of sale. Il.lt. 118. Wright—Relating to muni cipal Improvement districts. 11. It. 419. Rowan —In relation to ly ing-in hospitals and dtspensnrl* h. 11. R. 420, Cunningham—To prohibit unfair commercial discrimination. 11. It. 120. Rowan (by request)—Con cerning vicious Journalism II R 422, Rowan —To repair a wag on road. 11. It. 123, .Mann —To amend ruction G39.T. 11. It. 421. Mnnn —To give preference it) old soldiers In public work, 11. It. 426. Rowan (by request)—Dam ng'H to Mrs. Martha Hhule. H. It. 426, Rowan (by request)—Con cerning libel. 11. It. 427, Dailey—Amendment to revenue laws 11. It. 425. Dailey—To establish trnde school at Aspen. If. It. 429. Slattery—Amendment to section IH, article 6, constitution. 11. It. 430, Hluttery—Road In Pints county. 11. It. 431. West —Concerning Judges of county courts. 11. 11. 432, Norvell. Ardourel and P**rl Gates To repeal chapter 166. session laws 1911. 11. It. 433, Norvell, Ardourel and Gates Repeal portion of bnuklng net, 11. It. 431, Andrew—Concerning clerks of county courts. 11. It. 13ft, Ashton—To nrnend act re lating to jnsuranoe department. 11. R. 436. p. B. Gates (by request)— Amendment to roads and highways statutes. 11. It. 437. Mrs. Lee—Appropriation to enforce law relating to examination of public school children. II 11. 438, Mrs. Lee—To determine minimum wages of women and minors. 11. It. 439, Andrew—Amendment to criminal code. 11. H. 440, Hklnncr, floss and P. Oates —Prohibiting Importation of dlseused potatoes and other farm seeds, 11. 11. 411. Hklnner, floss and P. Oates -Appropriating |IO,OOO for pota to Investigation. 11. R, 442, Kklnner and Hweei—.Au thorising Investigation of state Insti tution! and executive offlcee. 11. li. 443. West—To establish an ad ditional Judicial district. 11. n. 44*. Gilbert — Construction of rota. GOVERNOR URGES QUICK WORK. Alamosa County Meaiure Among Bill* Passed by Legislature. Western Nrw.pnp.-r Union N.wi Service. Denver—Governor Ammons is en deavoring to have the leaders whip up the Senate and House, preparatory to an early adjournment. Senator Adams’ bill, No. 545, creat ing the county of Alamosa, has been passed on third reading by both houses and now is ready for the sig nature of the governor. The House passed on third reading a bill requiring assessors to make cer tified estimates of taxable property valuations not later than November 1 of each year, and providing for the an nual meetings of county assessors to be held in March, instead of in Au gust, whenever such meetings are called by the tax commissioner or tho governor. By a vote of 52 to 4 the liouso passed on third reading Representa tive Wright’s bill prohibiting the re versal of any court decision or tho is suance of writs of error on technical ities which do not materially affect the rights of parties to tho suit. Regulation by cities and towns of tho stornge of high explosives within one mile of tho corporate limits of a town or city Is provided in a bill passed on third reading. Other bills passed on third reading were: Andrews' bill to permit tho descrip tion of irregular parcels of land by name instead of metes and boun daries. Richards’ measure permitting Cen tral City to ißsue bonds. Tait's measure requiring courts to nppolnt administrators named by rela tives of tho deceased, when such rela tives live outside the county where death occurred, instead of the public administrator being compelled to act in such cases. Knuth’B bill prohibiting candidates for public office or any other person giving uny article of value to any vot er for the purpoßO of influencing votes. Simpson's bill creating the Four teenth Judicial district of the counties of Kiowa, Buca, Bent and Prowers. Mrs. l,ee’s police pension fund bill, at present nppllcablu only lo Denver. These hills must go to tho Senate for concurrent action. A major portion of one afternoon session was taken up in a discussion of Representative Andrews' county Judges’ nnd clerks' salaries hill. After much amending tho measure was passed on second rending. As it stands, judges of counties of the first class would receive annual salaries of (4,600; of the second class, (11,000; of tho third clubb, (2,400; fourth class “A," (2,100; fourth class "B," (1,200, and fifth class, (1,000, provided fees are equal to the salary prescribed. Representative Ashton's bill creat ing Hughes county out of the north ern portion of I-as Animas county, was pussed on second reading. Bills Introduced in the Senate. 8. It. 321. Cornforth—Requiring the reporting and recording of cortaln dis eases. 8. B. 325. Reynolds—Amending sec tion 2580 of Revised Hint ut i-h. 8. B. 326. Cornforth—Amending In junction law. 8. B. 327, Bharpley—Making terms of district Judges and district attorneys the same. 8. B. 328. Affoltor—Regulating pro fession of short hand reporters. 8. 11. 329, Wells d—To i-nnblu Colo rado to protect state waters. 8. B. 330, Parrish fhy request)—Re quiring auto drivers to slop to-foro crossing railroad tracks and boule vards. 8. B. 331, Hecker —Concerning vicious Journalism. 8. 11. 332, Hecker —Libel lnw against newspapers. 8. 11. 333, Cornforth—To prevent oc cupational diseases. 8. B. 331, Gannan—Regulating safe keeping of public funds In bunds of stnte treasurer. K. B. 335, Bo lies field —Relating to stnte printing anil printing contracts. 8, B. 336. Tucker —Creating stato rac ing commission. 8. B. 337. Tucker—Concerning fairs nnd stock allows and regulating race meetings. 8. It. 338, Tobin —Providing for an nual levy for agricultural college. 8. B. 339, Tobin—Preventing Importa tion of dlseuHcd potatoes or other seed. 8. B. 310, Toldn—Appropriation of (10.000 to restrain potato disease. 8. It 311. Rnvnnlda Providing for per illem traveling expenses of county superintendent of schools, 8. 11. 312. Tierney—Appropriation for A. N. Nickerson. 8. I). 313. Tierney—Appropriation for T. It. Ilom-bun. 8. B. 311. Affolter—Concerning pro cedure to commit Insane persons. 8. B. 315, Lines and titephnn- -For creation of office of county lminlg r t t|on commissioner. K. 11. 316. Rharplcy—For relief of Ed win .1. Wlttelabofer. H. 11. 317. Sharploy—For destruction of pralrlc dogs. n. 11. 318, Affolter —Concerning coun ty officers. 8. B. 319, Morris—To amend practice of medicine nel 8. B. 359. flecker. Morris. Hhnrpiov. Garmon, Tierney, Berry, Hills nnd Hel en Bing Robinson Appropriation to Colorado Publlolly le-aguc. H. B. 351, Pearson—To prevent pois oning. H. B. 352. Pearson-To. levy nnuuul poll tnx for highway purposes. H. B. 353. Hoyden—To amend code of procedure net. 8. II 351, lies—To establish a Colo rado fair commission. H. 11. 355, lies —For fencing of rail roads. H. 11. 358. Joyce—To amend bureau of mines act. H II 357, Joyce - Relief of the Bnyre- Newtnn I.umher Company. K, 11 351. Joyce—For licensing civil engine*'* PRODUCTION OF METAL DURING PAST YEAR IN COLORADO SHOWS BIG GAIN. Annual Report of State Commlaaionoi of Mines Henahen Glvea Details of Output. Western Newspaper Union Nona Service. Gold (18,691,577.26 Silver ... .' 5,023,960.75 Load 3,280,702.C’ Copper «...1,445,416.44 Zinc < 8,591,623.73 Tungsten 525,000.00 Uranium nnd vanadium. 912.312.50 Total (35A70,593.3C Increase over production of 1911, (4,301,414.61. Denver.—State Commissioner of Minos Henahon has completed his re port for 1912. Tho report emphasizes the increased production. Lake county leads ail counties in the Increased out put and Cripple Creek shows an ad vance. There are two new camps in course of development, the Eagle county sil ver strikes, and the reopening of the country contiguous to tho old Summlt ville district in Rio Grande county. The rich gold and tellurium ores which have been uncovered in widely different soctions down in tho San Juan mountains gtvo optimistic strength to the mining industry for the coming year. The recent discovery of ore at tho depth of 1,600 feet In the Cripple Creek district is an added indication of tho growing production from tho mines. In his report Mr. Henahen estimates the total production of precious met als in Colorado from the date of tho first discovery at (-1,232,971,559. That is the recorded production, and ho be lieves that millions of dollars more were shipped out of tbu state and no record kopt. Miracle Credited to Supplication. Grand Junction.—The elders of tho Seventh Day Adventists' churoh of Palisade have issued a declaration that in their opinion another miracle was performod by the Almighty, it is the recovery of A. J. Waters, sixty, from Injuries which were declared fatal a month ago. Waters fell from a load of coal and wus kicked by his horses. Ho sustained three fractures of the skull and Internal Injuries. Surgeons gave up hope of saving his life. He is a louder in the church, and in re sponse to the church bell scores of Adventists gathered at the Waters home, where they prayed continuously for twclvo hours. The physician ad vised them that their efforts would bu futllo. The statement of the elders declares that four hours after the oponlng prayer Waters opened his eyes, nnd In eight hours was able to talk with friends. Ho is pronounced entirely recovered by physicians. Want Good Roads to Parks. Loveland.—Berthoud, Estos Park, Steamboat Springs and Loveland citi zens held a mass meeting in the city hall In this city in the interest of the good roads of the state, and the road that Is asked to run from this city through KBtes Park, Horseshoe Park and Middle Park, to Grand Lake and through Sulphur Springs, where It will connect with the Midland trull and the Utah road. Girl Twins Bodies United. Pueblo.—Tim Interest of physicians In this city Is aroused over the birth of twins joined like the famous Sia mese, bom to Mrs. Joseph Grabec, 122 S Herwlnd avenue. Although bom dead the twins were perfectly devel oped, oncli weighing seven pounds. They were both girls. X-Ray photo graphs taken show tlint they un joined nt the breast with u curtilage formation. Police Search for Florence Babcox Sterling.—A young girl, answering the description of Miss Florence Bab cox, for whom police authorities throughout the country are searching at the behest of the girl's mother, Mrs. Anns llnbcox of Denver, arrived here. It is believed she came In an automo bile. She left for Gloveland, Ohio, for which place hlic purchased u ticket. C. H. Coates Gets Divorce. Colorado Springs.—The Coates di vorce ensn, which hud n sensational hearing In the District Court result ed In a verdict for the husband, Charles 11. Conies, who Is also given the custody of tho children. Coates allege! n stautory ground. Aguilar Visited by s Heavy Fog. Aguilar.—For the first lime in twen ty years Aguilar was enveloped In a fog so heavy that at times it was Im possible to son a few feet ahead. NUMBER 43. ' COLORADO STATE NEWS Western Newspaper Unton News Ssrvlcs. dates for coming events. June—German Turnfest nt Denver. June.—Northern Colo. Sunday School Convention ot Greeley. Aug. 25 — Conference of Governor at Colorado Springs. Oct. 21—Colorado state Baptist Associ ation at Paeblo. An automobile collision at Colorado Springs roßUlted in serious injuries to Henry Brown. Edward Frost, nineteen, son of A. W. Frost of Aspen, was killed by an avalanche on East Aspen mountain. Charles Hewitt Eaton, aged sixty one. a pioneer Boulder county miner and citizen of Eldora, died at Boulder of heart trouble. Ira Brown, seventy-three, a pioneer Republican died at Gunnison from paralysis. He was born In Winchester, N. H„ September 1, 1840. George Woods, twenty, pleaded guil ty to grand larceny at Durango and was sentenced to serve ten years in tho Buena Vista reformatory. Sister Anna Joseph, forty-five, lato a teacher in St. Patrick's parochial school, died at Mercy hospital in Den vor after an illness of a few weeks. The 135th anniversary of tho birtli of Robert Emmet was observed by tho Iriah-Amerlcan Progressive Society at the Woman's Club auditorium lu Den ver. Beginning with March 1, all the em ployes ot tho Colorado Fuel & Iron Company in its mines in the southern port of the stato will work only eight hours a day. Ernest Sutton, forty, and Edward Gardner, forty-five, both of Denver, lost tholr lives when they attempted to walk from Hay, Arlz., to Miami, through Devil's canon. Leslie E. Hubbard, an attorney of Pagosa Springs, and formerly of Den ver, has been appointed an assistant attorney general by Attorney General Frederick Farrar. Mrs. Helen Lumb of Brighton haw been appointed by Governor E. M. Am inons to the bonrd of examiners of tlio State Teachers' Colloge at Greeley, to take effect immediately. Uri Hotchkiss, well-known hunter and trapper of tho Hotchkiss section, lassoed a mountain lion in a tree on Ills ranch near Colons. The animal was treed by a puck of dogs. The aggregate value of the Myron Stratton Home corporation nnd the subsidiary corporations controlled by It is (6,957,278.92, according to the unuual report of tho Stratton trustees. District Attorney Rush Ims estab lished an employment agency to glvo work to women of the restricted dis trict who were arrested during the re cent "reformation” of Market street lu Denver. The Lovclnnd factory of the Great Western Sugar Company has more than 15,000 ucres of beets already con tracted for for the coming seuson. This 1s the largest ever known ut this season of the your. Mrs. Surah Hatch, seventy-four, pio neer of Gilpin county, Is dead. She was the widow of John G. Hatch, who went to Central City In the early six ties.* Mrs. Hatch hud been an Invalid for forty years. Tho celebration nT the fifty-second anniversary of the creation of Colora do as a territory, while not generally observed throughout the state, was the occasion for many banquets and 'other social functions in the towns of Colorado. Sixty-four recruits, tnnny of them Denver hoys, have been sent from Fort Logan to San Francisco, where they will go aboard the government training vassal lo be drilled for navy service. All enlisted at the Denver recruiting station. Miss May llrady, n bookkeeper liv ing In Denver, bus received word that she Is tho only heir of Patrick Brady, her uncle, who died February C, on board the United States cruiser Princeton. Tho letter bringing the nows Intimated that her legacy will amount to nbout (10,000. Wonderfully entertaining was the first annual Indoor meet of the Rocky Mountain Athletic conference nt the Auditorium lu Denver. Thrilling, bril liant and spectacular were the eventH which caused the red blood of nearly 6,000 spectators to swell with pride *s the athletes struggled for tho laurels. Jacob Harder of Ritivllle, Wash., n cnttlcmsii rated ns worth (500,000 In the Washington cattle country, Is the latest known victim of tho “wire tap pers." He lost (25,000 In a "fake” pee! room swindle which had Its set ting In tats Angeles nnd Long Beach. Cal., and Its climax in Denver, whore the swindleis finally obtained the ..mall fortune and escaped.