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EASTERN COLORADO TIMES
VOL VI. LATEST NEWS EPITOMIZED FROM TELEGRAPHIC REPORTB THAT COVER THE WEEK'* EVENTS. OF MOST INTEREST KEEPING THE READER POBTED ON MOST IMPORTANT CURRENT TOPICS. W«»t«rn Newspaper Union News Service. WESTERN. The explosion ot a gasoline tank in their sod house near Mead, Kan., brought Instant death to Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Miller. April 19 has been set by Mayor Speer of Denver and the city forester as the date for the seventh annual dis tribution of free trees. John Brisben Walker of Denver has been appointed director of exploitation of the Panama-Pacific exposition, to be held in San Francisco. To make smooth the path of the bor rower!, the legal authorities of Salt Lake county, Utah, are making war on loan sharks. Colorado Springs is to entertain the annual convention of the supreme council of the Knights of Columbus, an international organization, Aug. 6. 7 and 8. Perfecting its plans for intervention in Mexico, the war department at Washington is receiving hourly details as to the militia strength and condi tion from adjutant generals of militia from the states. To enable the poor to aid themselves in securing a food supply, the Spokane City Council has made arrangements for the free plowing of back yards and vacant lots for those who wish to raise vegetables and grain. Two men were killed and three others were injured, one fatally, at the Missouri Pacific railroad shops at Huntington, Kan., when a discharged negro employd, engaged in a revolver battle with shop employes. Mrs. Emma Rumbull entered a plea of guilty to a charge of manslaughter in connection with the death of her stepdaughter, Helen Rumbull at Oro ville. Cal., and was sentenced to two years in San Quentin penitentiary. Sergt. John Walsh, U. S. A., retired,* sixty-one years old, holds a record of 176 days for walking from San Fran cisco to New York and return. The previous record held by Edward Pay son Weston was eighteen days longer. The police aided by volunteers, have begun in earnest the expulsion of the Industrial Workers of the World from San Diego, Cal., and declare that the work will continue until all have been sent away. Nearly a hundred have been driven from the city recently. Abraham Ruef, convicted political boss of San Francisco, ndw serving a sentence of fourteen years In San Quentin penitentiary, has begun in a San Francisco paper a series of ar ticles, which, he declares, will consti tute a complete exposd of the men ac cused with him in the graft prosecu tions, but not convicted. The seventeen Irrigation states show an increase in population during the last decade of forty-two per cent. The Increase in population in the remain ing thirty-one states was seventeeen per cent. The value upon farm lands of the United States by their owners has increased 117 while in eleven of the western irrigation states it has in creased 203 per cent during the past decade. Calbraith P. Rodgers, the first man to cross the American continent in an aeroplane, was killed at Dong Beach, Cal., almoat Instantly when his Wright biplane, in which he had been soaring over the ocean, fell into the surf from a height of 200 feet and buried him In the wreck. His neck was broken * and his body badly mashed by the engine of his machine. He lived but ' a few minutes. Mrs. J. A. Thalxgraph of Oklahoma City gave birth to four boys. The bar bles are all allvo and vigorous. (SUCCESSOR TO DIVIDE FARMER) CHEYENNE WELLS, CHEYENNE COUNTY, COLO., FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 1912. The first through Eastern mail to reach San Francisco in several days arrived on a special train of nine cars. Water stands from three to six feet deep in the streets of New Madrid, Mo. There Is water in every house and the distress is great. Business has been suspended and the city is almost deserted. SPORT. The Chinese baseball team, repre senting the College of Hawaii at Hon olulu, will play the State University team at Boulder, Colo., April 19. In a go scheduled for fifteen rounds, between Kid Williams of Vernon, Cal., and Kid Willard of Gallup, N. M„ ban tamweights, Williams knocked Willard out in the eighth round in Albuquer que, N. M. While Cheyenne will probably not have as fast a baseball team as the last two seasons, when the Cheyenne Indians won the championship of ten western states twice, in succession, it will be well represented on the dia mond. Howard Briscoe won the Dupont trophy at the gun club meet at Gill, Colo. The club is arranging a Fourth of July shoot with Eaton, Greeley, Kersey and Gill. A meeting of the club owners of the newly organized Rocky Mountain Baseball league was held in Pueblo. Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Cation City and La Junta posted their forfeits of $2,500 and have been given franchises. The other two towns to make up the six clubs will be selected from Salida, Trinidad and Raton, N. M. In a scheduled twenty-round bout in Albuquerque, N. M., Jack Mitchell, middleweight champion of Pennsylva nia, knocked out A1 Smauldlng, tho New Mexican champion, in the third round. A terrific left swing to the jaw, followed by right and left'upper cuts to the stomach, sent Smauldlng into dreamland, it being several min utes before he revived after being car ried to his dressing room. WASHINGTON. The SIOO,OOO appropriation for the completion of the Denver postoffice that passed the Senate will not pass the House, it is reported. The Senate passed the Esch-Hughes House bill to put a prohibitive tax up on the manufacture or importation of white phosphorus matches. The House passed, 173 to 17, a bill creating a children’s bureau in the de partment of commerce ami labor. The measure already had been passed by the Senate and it will now go to the President for his action. Senator Smoot introduced a bill, framed by the Interior Department, which proposes a repeal of the "apex mining law." The proposed law limits the ownership of a vein to the area embraced within the boundary lines of the claim in which it is found. The rate laws and orders in Mis souri, Kentucky, West Virginia, Ore gon, Minnesota, Arkansas and Ohio will stand or fall by the decision of the Supreme Court to be handed down soon. Rate orders in practically every state will be swept out of existence if the court finds that the orders and laws now in question burden interstate commerce. President Taft's answer to the Lodge resolution calling for informa tion as to the reported establishment by Japan of a naval base on Magda lena bay in Mexico is designed to set at rest the constant rumors of Jap'- anese colonization in North America and is a distinct blow at the bugaboo of war with Japan. President Taft submitted to Congress a message in which he made strong recommenda tions bearing upon greater efficiency and economy in the methods used in transacting public business of the va rious executive departments and other governmental establishments. That the Borah three-year home stead bill, if enacted into law as it passed the House, would be interpre ted by the General Lard Office as applicable to all pending homestead entries, including those under the 320- acre act. was made clear at a meeting of the conferees on the Borah meas ure. The Reclamation Service has an nounced that on April 22 the fourth unit of the Shoshone Irrigation project in Wyoming will be opened to home stead entry. FOREIGN. Relations of Russia and Turkey, which a few weeks ago caused circu lation of alarming reports, may at any moment reach an acute stage. The executive committee of the miners' federation at a meeting In London, decided to recommend a re sumption of work by the miners throughout the kingdom. This recom mendation will be taken under con sideration at a conference of the whole federation. POLITICAL. One hundred and fifty-four cities and towns of Illinois voted under the provisions of the local option law. Re turns received up to a late hour indi cated that the advantage was slightly on’ the “wet" side. Dr. G. A. Bading, nonpartisan candi date for mayor, defeated Mayor Emil Seidel, the Socialist, by a vote of 43,- 117 to 30,200. Of the thirty-three al dermen elected, twenty-six were non- Artisan and seven were Socialists. GENERAL. An eclipse of the sun will occur on April 17. Indications point to a speedy termi nation of the strike of textile workers in Lowell, Mass., that was begun two weeks ago. Mrs. Hetty Green, for the first time in her business career of nearly fifty years, has opened offices of her own at 111 Broadway t New York. An appropriation, of $50,000 to en able the federal government to par ticipate in the celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg passed the House in Wash ington. The first demurrers to be filed by the eight individuals indicted at Cleve land, Ohio, last fall in connection with the so-called wall paper trust, was overruled This means all must stand trial. The reorganization of the customs offices of Chicago, Baltimore and New Orleans, recommended by a commis sion of special agents who investigat ed these ports, is under consideration by Secretary of the Treasury Mac- Veagh. Gen. Clarence R. Edwards, chief of the insular bureau of the War Depart ment, urged before the Senate finance committee the removal of the 300,000- ton limit of Philippine sugar which the tariff law now permits to come into this country free of duty. More than 14,000 Jews were de prived of voting at the Chicago pri maries April 9 because of the refusal of the election board to allow election clerks or judges to enter booths with them to mark their ballots. This was the last day of the Feast of the Pass over which is held sacred by the Jews. The “money trust” investigation will begin soon before a sub-committee of the banking and currency commit tee of the House, in ' Washington. Frank Vanderlip, a New York banker and Milton E. Ailes, a Washington banker, former officers of the Treas ury Department, probably will be wit nesses. Three thousand .or more national and state banks will be interrogated by the House “money trust” investi gating committee. The banks will be asked to furnish lists of their direc tors, Information concerning deposits, trusts and stockholdings and numer ous other details. Senator Guggenheim, commenting upon the reported negotiations be tween the Morgan-Guggenheim inter ests and the general government for the acquisition by the government oi the Copper River & Northwestern rail road in Alaska, said that while the owners of the lines were not seeking to sell it to the government, they were willing to do so. lowa City High school won the championship of the United States In the Inter-City High School Rifle League by defeating Deerlng High school of Portland, Me.,- in the shoototl of the tie between the two schools. By unanimous decision of the Su preme Court in San Francisco, the heirs of Elias J. (Lucky) Baldwin ave confirmed in possession of his estate, estimated to be worth approximately $11,000,000, and the claims against it of Beatrice Anita Galdwln or Turnbull, as a pretermltted child, are dismissed LITTLE COLORADO ITEMS. Small Happenings Occurring Over the State Worth While. Western Newnnaoer Union Newn Service. A Chautauqua is planned for Gree ley, to begin June 22. Work has begun on the new opera house for Idaho Springs. Mrs. James Moore, a pioneer of Gol den, Is dead, aged seventy. John R. Arms of Eaton celebrated his ninety-second birthday recently. Farmers of Carr have organized for the purpose of operating a cheese fac tory. There is a rumor that the Evans mnicipal election is to be contested by the drys. Denver and Colorado are to be ex tensively advertised throughout the East this summer. C. C. Acton, aged seventy-two, a prominent placer mine operator of Breckenrldge, is dead. The Cheyenne county citizens deny the reports of destitution among dry farmers In their section. T. A. Wright of Greeley reports that in the last four months his fifty-eight hens have laid 2,851 eggs. Burglars broke into the branch of fice of the Grill Dumber Company at Lafayette and stole $75. J. E. Empson has purchased five acres at Johnstown and will erect a pea-hulling plant to coat $15,000. The State Land Board sold eight lots in Littleton recently. The high est price was $750 for one pair. Frank Voduski, aged fifty-two, and married, was instantly killed by a fall of rock in the Primero mine, near Trinidad. Rev. M. L. Laybourn, pastor of the First Presbyterian church of Loveland, has tendered his resignation to take effect June 1. About 2,000 acres of peas, tomatoes and beans have ben contracted in the Greeley district for the canneries of northern Colorado. For the thirty-fifth consecutive time James K. Thompson has been elected treasurer of the First Presbyterian church at Greeley. Carlos F. Smith, who came to Colo rado in 1809 and was one of the found ers of Golden, died at his home in Des Moines, lowa, aged eighty. J. Kersey Painter, formerly road master of Julesburg branch of Union Pacific and after whom the town of Kersey was named, is dead. Judge W Hart, a pioneer of Weld county, died in Ault of apoplexy. He was fifty-nine years old and had re sided in Weld county thirty years. Rev. J. R. Rader of Denver will not be tried on the charge of election bribery preferred by James Franklin, at Greeley, the case having been dis missed. The Colorado Fuel & Iron Company’s plant at Pueblo is running to capa city, night and. day, in order to turn out steel rails for several western rail roads. All the orders have been re ceived this year. The jury in the case of Lauro Gar cia, charged with the murder of Night Officer C. A. Brockman, Dec. 17, 1911, at Fort Collins, returned a verdict finding Garcia guilty of murder in the first degree and imposing the death penalty. Governor Shafroth has taken official cognizance of the fact that, during the year 1911 over $250,000,000 was lost by fire throughout the United States, a large portion of which is attributed di rectly to carelessness. Following a custom inaugurated by the governors of several other state, Governor Shaf roth, in a proclamation, asks the peo ple to observe Thursday, April 18, as Colorado Fire Protection Day, by de voting at least a portion of their time to the cleaning up and destruction of all inflammable debris which has ac cumulated in streets, alleys, vacant lots, yards and in houses. While extracting a rich streak of sylvanite ore in the heading of a drift on the fourth level of the famous Six Points miner on Bull hill, CripQle Creek, F. S. Chillson, aged forty, drilled into a missed shot and as a re sult of the explosion which followed, will lose the sight of both eyes, if he recovers from his Injuries. Elias Cohn of Aspen, one of the foremost mining men of the state, died at a hospital in Denver, where he has been ill since last October with malig nant cancer of the throat. COLORADO NEWS GATHERED FROM All Parts of the State Western Newspaper Union News Service. COMING EVENTS IN COLORADO. April 29. —Democratic State Convention. Colorado Springs. May 6-11.—Stale Y. M. C. A. Convention. Pueblo. June 18-20.—State Sunday School Con vention. Colorado Springe. June 11-July 19.—Summer Term, State Teachers’ College, Greeley. Watsenburg Sheriff Catches Crooks. Walsenbrug.—Four men, said to be wanted In almost every state of the West for “yegg" jobs and looting, were arrested here by Sheriff Farr and his ■deputies after an exciting chase. To Open Old Wagon Road. Milliken. —The Commercial Club Is moving to reopen the old wagon road from this district into the St. Vraln country. It is intended to extend the St. Vraln road into Denver eventually. Longmont to Protect Fish. Longmont.—At a meeting of tha Commercial Association an organiza tion for the protection of fish was or ganized and is called the "Longmont Fish and Game Protective Associa tion." Its purpose Is to look after game and see that the laws are en forced. Orders “Clean-up Day.” Platteville.—Mayor Andrew Lang has issued a “cleaning-up day” procla mation and has given the Platteville residents just one week to get every thing in spic and span shape. The work began April 10 and Platteville expects to make the record this year as the cleanest town in northern Colo rado. Beet Planting Begins. Greeley —Beet planting has begun in the Greeley district and the first fields planted were those at Peckham nine miles sputh of here. By the end of the week hundreds of acres of beet seed will be in the ground and a de termined effort will be made to get | the entire crop planted by April 25. The acreage contracted for Greeley, Eaton and Windsor factories has now reached 34,450 acres while the entire acreage to be grown in Weld county will easily reach 45,000 acres. Of this acreage 11,250 has been pledged up to date for the Greeley factory. On a con servative estimate the value of the crop from this acreage will be $3,- 100,500. Several hundred carloads of beet seed will be planted in northern Colo rado this season. Las Animas Sugar Factory to Run. Las Animas. —The outlook for the beet crop in Bent county this year is by far the best of any previous year. The weather conditions thus far have been so favorable toward this sugar product that it leads one to believe that the tonnage an acre will be great er than ever before. The high price paid on this year’s contract by the American Beet Sugar Company for beets has induced many who hereto fore would not sign contracts to grow beets. That the Las Animas factory will be in operation this fall is now an assured fact, as the company has sev eral hundred more signed up by the farmers than is required. The Ameri can Beet Sugar Company has near $1,- 000,000 invested in the I.as Animas su gar factory. It is equipped with the latest and most modern machinery of any factory in the valley, and has a ca pacity of 700 tons of beets a day. The local factory was established here in 1907 and handled the beets of this district during three successful cam paigns following, since which time, ow ing to climatic conditions, it has not been possible for the company to se cure tonnage enough to Justify its op eration. Big Year for Loveland Beets. Loveland.—The local sugar factory is to have the largest beet acreage this >ear that has ever been signed )for it. Contracts now total 1,500 acres and more are being signed as growers receive their seed. The factory has shipped a carload of seed to the John stown district, and will send another car to Elm at once. The factory has enough seed for 17,000 acres of beets. The seed is furnished farmers at the same price as last year, 10 cents per pound, although it costs much more NO. 16.