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VOL. VI. LATEST NEWS EPITOMIZED FROM TELEGRAPHIC REPORTB THAT COVER THE WEEK’* EVENT*. OF MOST INTEREST KEEPING THE READER POSTED ON MOBT IMPORTANT CURRENT TOPIC*. Western Newspaper Union News Service. WESTERN. Dates for the American Mining Con gress to be held in Spokane this year have been fixed for Nov. 25-30. The breaking up of the ice in the Platte Loup and Elkhorn rivers in Ne braska is causing serious floods. Ralph Raymond, locomotive fireman, has been arrested in Chicago for rob bing the body of a man killed by his engine. Reuben Harris, 87 years old, mar shal of Quitman, Mo., is dying as a result of the excitement attendant on his first arrest. To make smooth the path of the bor rowers, the legal authorities of Salt Lake county, Utah, are making war on loan Bharks. The Butte, Mont., miner’s union of the Western Federation of Miners voted to take a referendum vote upon - the question of striking. One life sacrificed for each million tons of coal produced, was the human toll exacted by the coal mining indus try of Colorado of 1911. The ten millionaire packers charged with criminal responsibility for pack ing combine were found not guilty in Federal Court in Chicago. The Interstate Commerce Commis sion has refused to grant the proposed advance on lemons from California points to Colorado, Montana and Utah. Columbine university of New York will send a large squad of studehts to the wheat fields of Kansas, Nebraska, Montana and the Dakotas this summer to work as farm hands and laborers. A cave-in in a stope at the Utah Apex mine at Bingham, Utah, buried Harry Thomas and Thomas Bosanko, miners. They were dead when taken out. Railroad employes of Colorado do not want a reduction of railroad rates which will result in a similar reduc tion of their salaries, according to the sense of the meeting of the Railway Employes and Investors’ Association at Denver. That Jake McKinney, formerly the convict in the state prison at Rusk, Texas, who was freed by Governor Colquitt because of a touching poem the convict was said to have written, stole the poem, is the assertion made by the News, published at the Colum bus, Ohio, state prison. That nearly fifty of the Industrial Workers of the World arrested in San Francisco have admitted they were trying to overthrow the United States government is one of the statements contained in a report which the Cali fornia authorities will send to the im migration bureau at Washington. Frank Stribbling, who went duck hunting recently near FremQnt, Neb, nnd was supposed to have been drowned in the Platte river flood, has been located in the top of a big tree two miles out in the river, from the city. He had been caught by the ris ing waters and had climbed the tree, where he had been four days and where he must remain several days. '-J’he proposition to bond the city of San Krancisco for $8,800,000 for the purchase of land and the erection of municipal' buildings In the proposed civic center carried by an overwhelm ing majority. Tho Postoffice Department an nounces that January 31, 1912, there were seventy-seven postal savings de positories in operation In Colorado, with deposits amounting to over $496,- 000. This amount was deposited by about 4,600 depositors, or an average of SIOB per depositor. (SUCCESSOR TO DIVIDE FARMER) CHEYENNE WELLS, CHEYEN r NE COUNTY, COLO., FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 1912. WASHINGTON. A bill to abolish the U. S. Commerce Court has been favorably reported to the House by the interstate commerce committee. The bill by Representative Hughes of New Jersey, virtually taxing out qf existence the phosphorus match indus try In the United States, was passed by the House after a heated debate. Physical valuation of all the rail roads of the United States is author ized in a bill reported unanimously to the House by the Interstate and for eign commerce committee. The Inter state Commerce Commission is em powered to make the valuation and to fix and adjust rates. The Senate of the United States will run a lottery to determine the length of tenure of office of the new senators from Arizona and New Mexico. There will be two five-year terms, one three year term, and one one-year term. The new members will draw from a box squares of paper on which appears the length of the term they are to serve. President Taft will send to Congress soon what he regards as one of the most important messages he has writ ten this year. He will recommend leg islation designed to save millions of dollars each year, consolidate several general bureaus and generally make the machinery or the government con form more nearly with the plans drawn by the economy and efficiency commission appointed in June, 1910. It wil be Mr. Taft's second “economy" message during the present year, but in the one he wrote in January he made no recommendations as to legis lation. Practically every department of the government is concerned in the proposed reforms. Reforms indicated as feasible in the President’s January mesage, he said, would probably save the people more than- $2,000,000 an nually but it is said that other changes worked out since then would largely increase the total. A series of rumors concerning the Mexican situation, covering every pos sible phase of activity on the part of the American government, from actual intervention and assemblage of great military forces on the border, down to the dispatch of an embassy guard to the Mexican capital is surging through official Washington. President Taft believes there is no ground for Inter vention In Mexico and has not changed that belief as the result of the military engagements in Mexico within the last few days. Consequently no steps have been taken within that time to strengthen *the American military force on the border, nor to prepare any expeditionary force for operation in Mexican territory. The supposition that anything of importance could be done in that direction without some knowledge an the part of the country at large and a direct appeal to Con gress is declared by the military au thorities to be absurd. SPORT. W. E. Hasha of Dallas, Tex., low ered the one mile world's motorcycle record from 40 1-5 seconds to 39 3-3 seconds at the Stadium one-third mile track In Los Angeles. The cost of equipping a major league baseball team of twenty-five players is somewhere in the ueighbor hod of $2,320 each spring, according to a statement by Thomas G. Davis of the New York Americans. Carl Morris, whose aspirations as a "white hope" received another set back from Jim Stewart in New York, is on his way back to Oklahoma for a vacation. Boxing experts doubt whether he will attempt to return to the arena for a long time, if at all. The matchmakers of the National Sporting Club are said to have with drawn their offer for a ten-round bout between the Oklahoma giant and A1 Palzer. Harry B. Stout of Milwaukee has an nounced that New Orleans promoters had authorized him to offer a purse of $17,000 for a twenty-round fight be tween Ad Wolgast ahd Joe Mandot, the battle to be fought within two months. Mandot already has accept, ed the offer and agreed to make 133 pounds ringside for the champion. He is willing that the bout go to a finish. Bombardier Wells, England's heavy weight champion, who is matched to box A1 Palzor in San Francisco July 4, will sail for this country May 11. FOREIGN. A fnteful day In the history of Brit ish trade struggles came to a close with the passage through Parliament by a large majority of the bill estab lishing in legislation the principle 'of a minimum wage in the mining indus try. The vote was 213 to 48. GENERAL. The Ohio constitutional convention adopted an initiative and referendum measure. John Arbuckle, the well known cof fee man, died in Brooklyn. He was seventy-four and leaves many millions. Suffragists have announced that they will print a daily paper in Chica go, devoted to the cause of equal suf frage. There are 15.0lS.5G9 Catholics in the United States proper, according to the 1912 edition of Kennedy’s Official Catholic Directory. The total value of imports of farm products into the United States in 1910 was $1,550,947,430, as against $1, 226,502,440 in 1906. The law department of Chicago will be asked to decide whether the city is liable for a claim of $10, filed with the council finance committee for the loss of a pet parrot. Massachusetts is to send a commit tee, made up principally of wage earn ers, to Europe to investigate labor con ditions. The committee Is specifical ly directed to visit great manufactur ing institutions. Prices of carpeting and rugs are likely to advance sharply during the next two months, according to trade announcements, owing to the scarcity of desirable carpet wools in the mar kets of the world. The Michigan House, by a vote of 75 to 19, passed the bill providing for a vote at the fall election on a consti tutional amendment granting women suffrage in that state. It now goes to the governor. The ground water of the United States, upon which the agricultural wealth of the country depends, is low ering at the rate of nearly two feet a decade, according to Professor \V. .7. McGee, soil and water expert of the Department of Agriculture. Staiving, helpless and fatigued, Claude Swanson Allen came out of the Laurel thicket in the Blue Ridge near Hillsville, Va,'pointed two six-shoot ers toward the sky and gave himself up to the posse which for nearly two weeks had hunted him. The Senate rejected the Sherwood dollar-a-day pension bill, which had passed the House, and then adopted 60 to 10, the Smoot general age and service pension measure, under which the pension-roll would be increased by $20,000,000 annually during the next five years. Alt-iough strikes are still In prog ress In various Massachusetts textile centers, the week has brought about a noticeable improvement m general conditions. Several of the smaller la bor difficulties have been settled and a strike of 30,000 cotton mill opera tives at New Bedford was averted by the granting of the ten per cent ad vance. Similar advances were made ill other mills in New England, so that at least 100,000 operatives will sharo in the distribution. After being out for twenty-four hours, the Jury which has been trying the otticials of the sugar trust on the charge of criminal conspiracy growing out of the closing of the plant of the Pennsylvania Sugar Refining Compa ny following a loan of $1,250,000 to its owner, Adolph Segal of Philadel phia, reported that It was unable to agree and was discharged by Federal Judge Hand. Woman suffrage and the election of United States Senators by direct vote were defeated In the State Senate of Massachusetts bv close votes. Senator Stephenson of Wisconsin, octogenarian millionaire banker and lumberman, retains his seat in the Sen ate. By a vote of 40 to 34 the Sen ate declared his election valid and re jected the charge that $107,793 which the senator admitted spending in the Wisconsin primaries had been used corruptly. The report of the state charities commission recommends that all cor poral punishment In public or private institutions caring for children be pro hibited by law. LITTLE COLORADO ITEMS. Small Happening! Occurring Over the Btate Worth While. Western Newspaper Union News Service. The state has taken over the Estes Park fish hatchery. Despondency, due to ill health, caused Dee Skinner, aged 45, to kill himself at Rocky Ford. Tw) cases of ptomaine poisoning were leported recently in Loveland from canned tomatoes. Mrs. Catherine C. Forquer, a pioneer, died at Greeley, aged sixty. She came to Colorado thirty years ago. Work on the main line of the Mis souri Pacific between Pueblo and Kan sas City will begin at once. May Day celebration will be given May 4. on the university campus of the University of Colorado at Boulder. Mrs. E. P. Fink will build the new rtate armory at Fort Lupton, to be leased to Company I at a cost of SS, 000. A,new electric light system for Gree ley will be installed if the franchise asked from the City Council April 1C is granted. Farmers around Windsor have be gun a series of meetings with the ob ject of promoting the dairy Industry of that district. A. T. Stewart of Pueblo has been chosen president of the State Insane Asylum Board and Dr Louis Haugh of Denver, secretary. J. W. Ewing received a record price for fat lambs shipped from Greeley this season when he topped the Chi cago market at $8.25. E. H. Abbott, an orginal Union Col onist, a resident of Greeley for forty one years, and the city’s first mayor, died at his home in that city. The growth of Oak Creek during the last year Is clearly shown by the regis tration for town election, which is 363, compared with 210 a year ago. W. C. Winbourne of Fort Lupton will pioneer corn growing and plant 100 Peres of corn on hts dry farm east of that place, if he can rid it of prairie dogs. Interest is already aroused oyer postcard day in Colorado when on May 18 thousands of postcards wil be sent out advertising the resources of tho state. It l as been decided to hold the Jef ferson county Democratic convention at Arvada on Saturday, April 20, 1912. The convention will have 190 dele gates. The work of raising $2,000 in Pueb lo to buy seed grain for the destitute farmers of Kiowa county has been com pleted and the grain will be shipped to the settlers at once. One of the largest eagles in captivi ty was taken to Mayor Speer's office in Denver y J. W. Davis, a Byers, Colo., ranches. It is said to be a per fect type of the American eagle. Both batteries of the Colorado Na tional Guard have been invited anj will attend the Joint, camp of instruc tion to be held under the direction of Unlten States army officers at Fort Riley, Kan., June 15 to June 24. The Fort Lewis Indian school, for which the last Legislature appropriat ed SGO,OOO for maintenance, may be able to collect the entire appropriation immediately on account of its relation with the United States government. Following an operation for enlarged tonsils and adenoids, which had not been regarded as dangerous, Kathleen Seaman, the three-year-old daughter of K. E. Seaman of Idaho Springs, died in Boulder at the University hospital. W L. Lawson, district manager for the Great Western Sugar Company, has sent circulars to beet raisers for the Fort Morgan, Brush and Sterling tactories announcing that prizes aggre gating $3,000 will be given by the com pany this year to the most successful growers. Each factory offers SI,OOO in prizes. About 400 acres have been contract ed for growing peas for earthing In the Greeley district. Nearly as much has been secured at Johnstown for the Longmont cannery. Hulling plants will be put up In Johnstown and Ault at a cost of $16,000 each. That the affairs of the Union Trad ing Company of Colorado, which went Into bankruptcy several months ago, will be straightened out when the present stockholders pay 75 cents on the dollar for the property and assets not disposed of, has been decided. WEEK’S EVENTS IN COLORADO Western Newenaner Union News Service. COMING EVENTS IN COI.OIIADO. April 29. —Democratic Slate Convention. Colorado Springs. May 6-11.—State Y. M. C. A. Convention, Pueblo. June 18-20.—State Sunday School Con . ventlon, Colorado Springs. June 11-July 19.—Summer Term, Stato Teachers’ College. Greeley, Mine Students Give Aid Exhibition. Golden—The first public exhibition of oxygen helmet rescue and first aid work ever given in the state of Colo rado was held on the campus of the School of Mines recently. Colorado Republicans for Taft. Colorado Springs.—President Wil liam Howard Taft received a solid in structed delegation of eight delegates to the National Republican convention in Chicago here at the Republican State convention. Grand Junction Wants Highway. Grand Junction.—At a meeting of the Chamber of Commerce and city commissioners it was decided to start a state-wide movement to prevent the through national highway being changed so as not to include Grand Junction and the greater part of Colo rado School Makes Profit from Lunches. Longmont.—That the domestic sci ence department of the Longmont High school is self-supporting through the sale of hot lunches to students was shown by the report of a committee. During the six weeks the lunch plan has been carried on $252.71 was real izetT; operating expenses were $250. leaving a surplus of $2.71. Government Sues Pueblo Bank. Pueblo. The Western National bank of Pueblo has been sued by the ieder:-.l government for $25,000 dam eges for the alleged use of 40,00 acres of land ih Bent and Pueblo counties, belonging to Uncle Sam. Charles E. Saxton, cashier of the bank, was served with the papers by Thomas ClarA. United States deputy marshal. New Concern Takes Seaman Holdings. San Luis. —The San Luis Lana, Light & Power Company, composed of Colorado and Eastern parties, has been organized to take over the irri gation properties of the Seaman Syn dicate in the Terrace district of Cone jos couhty. The construction of thirty miles of casals and laterals, reservoirs and dams will be carried to completion at an outlay of $2,000,000. Bumper Potato Crop for Weld. Greeley.—During the last month the main question before the farmers of the county has been how to make the potato crop of this season a bumper one. Meetings have been held all over the county by C. L. Fitch, the potato expert of the Agricultural college, at which he has presented information concerning potato diseases, obtained by experiments at the college during the last year. Sugar Beet Seed Distributed. Greeley.—Sugar beet seed is being sent out by the Great Western Sugar Company for distribution among the 1,- 800 growers of this district and they are expected to begin planting April 18. 'lho sugar company has 05,000 pounds of seed for the Greeley, Eaton rnd Windsor growers, allowing fifteen pounds to the acre. The value of this seed is close to $68,000. The farmers will not be required to advance money for the seed, but the cost will be de ducted from the first two checks paid growers. San Juan Asks Denver for Help. Denver. —A plea lor a closer rehu tlonship between Denver and the SaD Juan country was made by the 100 members of the San Juan Commercial Congress at the luncheon given in their honor by the Chamber of Com merce. They asked the cooperation of the Chamber of Commerce in an effort to Induce the Denver & Rio Grande to shorten Its'route between Denver and the southwestern part-of the state and to broad gauge Its - present narrow gauge lines. NO. 15.