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EASTERN COLORADO TIMES
VOL. VI. LATEST NEWS EPITOMIZED PROM TELEGRAPHIC REPORTS THAT COVER THE WEEK'S '* EVENTS. OF MOSfINTEREST KEEPING THE READER POBTED ON MOST IMPORTANT CURRENT TOPICB. Weitern Newscaoer Union News Service. WESTERN. Abercrombie, fifteen miles from Wahpeton, N. D„ was wiped out by fire with a loss of $50,000. Cracksmen robbed the safe of a sa loon at Washington, Cal., of $9,000 and some costly Jewelry. A peculiar disease has attacked many horses In the Platteville, Colo., vicinity and farmers report losses of animals. Richard Thlede, aged fifty, and an old-time miner of Cripple Creek, Colo., district, was instantly killed by an ex plosion of dynamite. Kansas fruit prospects have never been better than they were this year, according to the secretary of the State Horticultural Society. * Employes of railroads, when riding on passes in future, will be required to give preference to cash passengers in the matter of sleeping car berths. To colonize poor families of St. Paul and Minneapolis on forty-acre farms in northern' Minnesota, provide homes for them and give them a start at farming, is a move started by the Sal vation Army. ■ At least thirty-two men were killed, and parts of their bodies strewn for blocks around, when a big passenger engine In the Southern Pacific shops blew up in San Antonio, Tex. Fifty persons were injured. Fourteen boys whose average age is fourteen years have incorcorpated the youngest bank instituted in New Eng land, at Quincy, Mass. They will de posit 60 cents a week until the fund is large enough to invest in business. A tornado struck New Douglas, Madison county, Illinois, unroofed sev eral houses, wrecked the Pange flour mill and broke scores of windows. Smitbboro and Greenville and other, small towns were damaged. In Green ville 125 houses were wrecked. Herman L. Roth of New York, Nat C. Goodwin’s personal lawyer, is In Denver, It is reported, to begin suit In the Federal Court of that city against Perry A. Clay, editor and pub lisher of Clay’s Review of Denver, for SIOO,OOO criminal libel. Of the 116 men at work in the Sans Bois mine No. 2, when the property was wi ecked by an explosion 107 have been accounted for. Twenty-six of the number were rescued alive (one has died since), fifty-two bodies have been recovered and twenty-nine bodies have been located. Foreign capital, mostly American, aggregating $125,000,000 and Invested in the border Mexican states of Du rango, Coahuila and Chihuahua, 1b non-productive and threatened by rea son of the revolution, according to Information In the possession of El Paso bankers. -Enough potash to supply the United States probably for the next thirty years has ben discovered by govern ment scientists in Searles lake, San Bernardino county. Cal. Estimates of field men of the Geological Survey and the bureau of soils is that the de posit may'amount to four million tons. The state flags of Washington, Ida 'fco,~fLontana and Utah have been plant ed on th<E>\Panama Pacific Internation al exposition v grounds in San Francisco on sites for state buildings selected by Governors Hay; Hawley, Norris and Spry, respectively. The sites adjoin the Oregon and Nevada plots, the Ida ho and Montana grounds next the bay shore and the Utah and Washington 'plots across a highway from them. W. H. Walker, a farmer living near Murphysboro, 111., missed a hawk and shot and killed his eight-year-old boy. (SUCCESSOR TO DIVIDE FARMER) CHEYENNE WELLS, COLO., FRIDAY. MARCH 29, 1912. WASHINGTON. Senator Cummins of lowa has Intro duced In the Senate a nation-wide presiV-ntlal primary bill, the national primaries to be July 8. Supervising Architect J. Knox Tay lor has iuformed'Gen. George W. Cook that he would positively complete the new federal building in Denver by July 1, 1912 ready to be occupied. Dr. A. S. Mitchell, chief of the St. Paul laboratory of the bureau of chem istry, has assumed office as a tempo rary member of the pure food board in Washington to fill vacancy caused by resignation of Dr. Harvey W. Wiley. Qualified or probationary independi ence for eight years, from July 4, 1913, until July 4, 1921 after that, full in dependence for the Filipinos. This is •the plan of the leaders of the Demo cratic House of Representatives with respect to the solution of the “Philip pine problem." The waste of millions of dollars' worth of natural gas which is going on each year in the petroleum wells of the country may be stopped soon by a plan that has Just been made public by the federal bureau of mines. Briefly, the plan as outlined by oil ex perts of the bureau is to take the so called “wet gas” found in all the oil fields and obtain from it a liquefied gas that can be used for Illuminating purposes. This liquefied gas, which is a by-product of the natural gas, is held under high pressue in steel con talnera and can be shipped to locali ties that do not have a gas system. In this way small towns, hotels and country estates may have the advan tage of gas illumination at a fair cost. This gas, it is thought, will also prove an excellent illuminant for light houses, lightships and other public works of a similar nature that must be located at a distance from a commer cial supply of gas. ■ r . FOREIGN. The Paris dressmakers’ most start ling contribution to milady’s ward- I lobe this year is to be a new skirt, I very narrow, with a slit at the side extending well above the knee. Ambassador Wilson, City of Mexico, received an appeal for protection for Americans in Tampico, who are in danger of violence at the bands of a mob which has already attacked the offices of the Tampico Navigation Company. The Mexican rebels after three day* of fighting claim victory at Jimenez. There are many dead on both sides. Gen. Gonzales Salas, the federal leader, and late Mexican minister of war, is among the wounded. He resigned his portfolio to take the field. Conditions in Mexico seem to bo steadily becoming worse, according to state department reports. Movements of rebel troops and bands in that vi cinity have put the populace in a more pessimistic mood. In Puebla more fed eral garrisons have revolted. According to a recent report of the geological survey mines in America have produced so far over 15,250,000,- 000 pounds of copper. Of this magni tudinous quantity 5,315,000,000 pounds, or 34.75 per cent, came from the Butte, Mont., district, 4,756,000.000 from Lake Superior, Mich., and 1,285,000,000 from Bisbee, Ariz. Especially interesting is the fact that not a single one of the principal producing properties yet shows signs of nearing exhaustion, al though some of thcm have been in op eration for thirty years. Muller Shortage Over SBO,OOO. Denver.— The filing of a claim for $65,743 by the National Jewish Hos pital for Consumptives against the es tate of the late Alfred Muller in tlfe County Court disclosed the fact that Mullor's defalcations amounted to more than SBO,OOO, or SIO,OOO more than was shown in the last reports. Pueblo to Aid Farmers. Pueblo. —Pueblo has decided, through the Commerce- Club, to go to the re lief of Kiowa county farmers whose resources have been exhausted by the unprecedented severity of the winter. Commissioners Woolver and Baldwin of Kiowa county placed the situation before Pueblo business men end a large fund will be raised at once to purchase feed and seed, which will be distributed among the settlers. Tho money will not be used as charity but as loans. GENERAL. The New Jersey State Senate de feated a resolution providing for the right of suffrage for women. The three-year strike of the sea men’s union, involving 15,000 men on the Great Lakes, has come to an end. The Spiritualists in New York city are to build a $300,000 temple 'in the heart of the fashionable Park West section A new crusade against the long hat pin 13 being launched in New York this time by the city’s department of health. Gen. John W. Noble, who was secre tary of the interior in President Har rison’s Cabinet, died in St. Louis re cently. A gas well struck near Silver Creek, ik flowing 3,000,000 feet a day. It is the biggest gusher ever struck in New York gas fields. River men are apprehensive of floods along the Mississippi river be cause of the rapid breaking up of ice and melting of snow. Six inmates of the Huron county, Ohio, infirmary are dead as a result of asphyxiation. Seven others were over come but are recovering. Chicago is soon to have a hippo drome with a seating capacity of 6,100. It will be the largest auditorium used exclusively as a theater in America. A mob of 500 broke into the Fort Smith, Ark., jail and seized an uniden tified negro and hung him to a tele phone pole. Demands of the 200,000 miners in the bituminous coal fields of western Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana and Illi nois, for a ten per cent, wage increase in pay nad shorter working hours were voted down by the operators. Following J. P. Morgans long so journ in Egypt this winter, reports have reached New York to the effect that, he is negotiating for the purchase and removal to America of the famous ruins of the temple of Philae. The great Lawrence, Mass., strike which brought in its train increased wages for 275,000 textile workers in New England, has been officially de clared off at all mills in Lawrence, having accomplished its purpose in the opinion of the leaders. Negotiations between the 200,000 miners in the bituminous coal fields of western Pennsylvania, Indiana and Illinois and the operators for an ad justment of wage differences have been postponed. Two compromise of ’ers by the operators were voted down by the miners. Much anxiety is felt over the prob ability.of floods in the Missouri river watershed. Railroads are expecting trouble. Dynamite, with which to break up possible ice gorges, has been dis tributed to various places. There is more snow on the ground than for many years at this season. Sidna Edwards, a tall, rugged moun taineer of twenty-two, sits calmly in the darkness of the little brick jail in Hillsville, Va., the first catch of the posses that have been scouring the mountains for those of the Allen gang who got away after the court house assassination of March 14. President Taft may take a hand in the coal situation to avert a strike in the anthracite fields. The President is said to be preparing to follow the precedent established by his predeces sor and bring pressure to bear on the anthracite coal operators to make con cessions in the Interests of peace. The Delaware, Lackawanna & West ern railroad was found guilty in Unit ed States District Court in Buffalo of violating the commodities clause of the Hepburn act and was fined $2,000. The company was indicted on 20 counts and faced a maximum penalty of SIOO,OOO, the charge being that it shipped free from Buffalo to Scranton, Pa., a quantity of bay to be used in feeding mules in the mines. Miss Mary Lonergan, an artist of Kankakee, 111., obtained a verdict of $25,000 against Dr. Daniel B. Hayden, a Chicago physician, on the ground of breach of promise. In a gas explosion caused, it is be lieved, by mine settlings, nine persons were killed and two Injured In Dun more, near Scranton, Pa. Two families, comprising two women and seven children were either blown to pieces in the explosion or burned in the fire that followed and destroyed three houses. - LITTLE COLORADO ITEMS. Small Happenings Occurring Over the Btate Worth While. Western Newsuaoer Union News Service. In the Colorado Springs school dis trict there are 8,175 persons of school age. Actual work on street paving will begin in Colorado Springs within ten days. The school census of Grand Junc tion shows 2,225 children of school age within the city limits. Strawberries are being cultivated in the mountains near Steamboat Springs 6,000 feet above the sea level. Th° Fort Morgan basketball team has gone to Chicago to play lowa, Ne braska and Illinois basketball teams. The annual society circus of the Denver Y. M. C. A. will be given April 11, 12 and 13 in the gymnasium of the Y. M. C. A. By au overwhelming majority the $2,100,000 bond issue of the Granada- Holly Irrigation project carried at the recent election. In all probability $12,000 will be ex pended by Grand Junction this spring for the erection of a new fire house and police station. Former United States Senator Hen ry M. Teller of Denver, who has been seriously ill for a week, is reported to be slightly better. Colorado college students at Colo rado Springs have voted to hold an other spring high school track and field meet May 4. Ben Lundstrom, a miner, was shot in Telluride as a result of Interceding for a friend who quarreled with Eh J. Charest, a bartender. The first basebal game of the sea son in Pueblo was played between the Elitch team of Denver and the Pueblo Rocky Mountain League club. Close to $900,000 will be cleaned up In Weld county this season as the re sult of fattening sheep and cattle for Denver and Chicago markets. There are not to exceed thirty car loads of potatoes in the Greeley dis trict and these are going out rapidly, netting the farmers 2 cents a pound. Robert Burke, who robbed the J. A. Thatcher home in Pueblo of diamonds valued at SIO,OOO, was given six to eight years in the penitentiary by Judge Riser. The entire $2,900,000 issue of bonds for the proposed Denver civic center will be disposed of at home by popular ; subscription, if the plans of Denver bankers are carried out. In beer alone, Colorado and Wyom ing drank 37,512 barrels less in the eight months from July 1, 1911, to Feb 1, 1912, than in the preceding eight months In 1910 and 1911. Monroe Fuqua, an ex-convict twen ty-two years old, was arrested at Gree ley charged with influencing girls to icad immoral lives and forcing them to turn over their earnings to him. John Daefiler, sixty-seven, a pioneer resiJent of Welsenburg, stepped from the door of his home into the front .yard and using an automatic revolver, sent two bullets into his brain. The Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce has undertaken to raise a fund of $10:000 with which to aid needy farmers in El Paso county and other counties between that city and the state line. Men as well as women are members of an embroidery club which meets In Evans twice a week. It is -known as the Evans Embroidery Club and Mar tin Briggs, a prominent business man. Is president. The student body of the Agricultural college at Fort Collins is on a strike. The students want a week’s vacation during the spring and presented a pe tition to Dr. Lory yesterday, asking for it. This petition was denied and at a meeting of the student body it was unanimously voted to go on strike and take a week’s vacation. That the State I.and Board would be making a serious mistake to loan $150,000 out of the school funds to the State Military Board for the erection of an armory in Denver is the opinion of many officers of the Colorado Na tional Guard. To encourage the culture of the to mato, O. E. Frink, proprietor of the Fort Lupton canning factory, has of fered a prize of $25 to the boy or girl under fifteen who grows the best crop of tomatoes from thirty-five tomato plants to be furnished. COLORADO STATE NEWS Western Newspaper Union News Service. COMING EVENTS IN COI OIUDO. April 29. —Democratic State Convention, Colorado Springs. May 6-11.—State Y. M. C. A. Convention, Pueblo. June 18-20. —State Sunday School Con vention. Colorado Springs. June 11-July 19.—Summer Term, State Teachers' College. Greeley. Women Hold Good Roads Meeting. Guauison. —March 23 there was a woman's good roads meeting here held by the tirst woman's good roads on ganlzation in Colorado. At that time a full list of officers was chosen and the Woman's Good Roads Associatior went on record. Schools Have Good Roads Day. Denver. —Colorado school children will this year be given instruction on the value of good roads in the state. This is the result of the adoption by the last Legislature of an act which sets aside the second Friday in May of each year as Good Roads Day in _the schools. Will Plant 2,000 Acres of Flax. Grover. —To the fact that a woman, Mrs. Mary Martin, successfully experi mented with twenty acres of flax in the vicinity of Grover is due the con tract just made by which 2,000 acres of land in the Greeley-Poudre irriga tion district will be planted to flax next month. —■ ■ / Young Farmers' Club Growing. Meeker. —Growing much more rapidly even than the proverbial sapling is tho Young People’s Agricultural Club, re cently organized in the government road district, seventeen miles west of here. The organization, composed en tirely of the younger boys and girls of that section, boasts of thirty-seven members, taking in about every young ster living on the road. WILSON VISITS COLORADO. tames Wilton, Secretary of Agricul ture, Who Recently Visited Colo rado, Delivered an Address at the State Agricultural College at Fort 1 Collins. ( Railway Commission Is LegaL Breckenridge.—Under a ruling at Judge Cavender, sitting at Breeken ridge in the case of the Colorado Bail road Commission against the Colorado & Southern railroad, the legality of the railroad commission and its right to make regulations which must be obeyed by the railroads, within reason, is established. Judge Cavender over ruled the demurrer of the Colorado * Southern railroad, which protested the order of the commission seeking to force that road to re-establish train service between Como and Breeken ridfe, declaring that the commlaskm was without authority of law. Santa Fe Plans Improvements, Denver.—One million dollars opt of an appropriation of )22,700.00Q has been set aside this year by the Santa Fe railroad for improvements ot Ha terminals In Colorado. The apprdpria tlon, it is understood, is made by the railroad to meet its share of the ex pense in Improving the Denver Union depot trackage facilities. During ltlS the Santa Fe proposes to continue tba reballasting of its tracks between Den ver and Colorado Springs and the •» largement of switches. s'\.. NO. 14.