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EASTERN COLORADO TIMES
V OL. VI. LATEST NEWS EPITOMIZED FROM TELEGRAPHIC REPORTS ' THAT COVER THE WEEK'S EVENTS. OF MOST INTEREST KEEPING THE READER POSTED ON MOST IMPORTANT CURRENT TOPICS. Western Newsnuuor Unton Nerve Service. WESTERN. An unusual stage production —a ■drama presented by deaf mutes —soon will be offered In Los Angeles. Bishop McGovern of Omaha has been formally installed as bishop of the Wyoming diocese at Cheyenne. In ten Kansas counties which held primaries or conventions Roosevelt forces won in nine and one will seud a spilt delegation. Charles A. Pfeiffer has been inaugu rated mayor of St. Joseph, Mo. He Is the first Republican mayor that city has had in eight years. Robert Cameron Rogers, poet, lover of nature, journalist, true friend, is dead. He died at his beautiful home in Mission canon, Santa Barbaia, ,Cal. Corrected tabulations of the Ne braska presidential vote give: Roose velt, 31,242; Taft, 10,092: La Follettc, 10,279; Clark, 14,031; .Harmon, 11,241; Wilson, 9,860. An advance of 2 cents a barrel in the price of crude oil, making the. price 04 cents, has been announced by the Prairie Oil and Gas Company of Independence Kan. Two-thirds of the cities and towns in South Dakota voted on the question of granting licenses to saloons. Pierre remains wet by a majority of sixty nine. The wets have big lead in all towns reported. .Four members or the commission appointed by President Taft to visit European points in behalf of the Pan ama-Pacific International exposition, to be held in San Francisco in 1915, have started on their trip. The success which attended the 3,- 000-mile trip of the governors of the Western states through the East last fall has inspired Louis W. Hill, presi dent of the Great Northern railroad, with a desire to bring the governors of the Eastern states on a jaunt through the West this year. Oil struck at a depth of 400 feet near Lander, on the Shoshone Indian reservation, Wyoming, was declared by C. E. Jamison, state geologist, to be superior to that found in the Penn sylvania fields. When the vein was opened the oil spurted 200 feet in the air. Three persons are known to have been killed, at least a score injuiod and many farm houses and village dwellings were wrecked when a tor nado, which formed in the vicinity of Yukon, near Oklahoma City, swept in a northeasterly direction through the counties of Oklahoma and Logan. Work will bo begun May 1 by the Chicago, Milwaukee & Puget’Sound railway cn the construction of a three mile tunnel through the Cascade mountains near Seattle. The work will cost nearly $5,000,000. The tun nel will shorten the line seven miles and will eliminate the heavy grade at the summit. FOREIGN. Gen. Pascual Orozco, the Mexican rebel leader, performed a complete right-about-face in the matter of de ciding to recognize United States Con sul Marlon Letcher. The consul spent an hour and a half with the rebel lead |*er and presented the State Depart ■ment's pronunclamento that Amerl can lives and property must be safe guarded, and that Mr. Letcher must be allowed to oxerclse his consular furfStlens in dealing with the rebelB. (SUCCESSOR TO DIVIDE FARMER) CHEYENNE WELLS, CHEYENNE COUNTY, COLO., FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 1912. Trans-Atlantic liner report the Ice fields off the Newfoundland banks as the worst ever encountered. Mexico replied to a warning note of Acting Secretary Wilson, declining to assume responsibility for Orozco’s acts, denying the right of the Wash ington government to deliver the ad monition contained therein, taking exception to the communication direct ed to Orozco through Consul Letcher and deploring the making public of this same note to which the govern ment was required to make an answer. POLITICAL. Reports on about one-half of the vote of Nebraska, outside of Omaha and twenty-one precincts of the Demo cratic vote and eight of the Republi can vote in the city gave the follow ing result: Clark, 3,183; Harman, 2,- 496; Wilson, 2,173. Roosevelt, 0,209; La Follett, 2,139; Taft, 2,070. SPORT. Ad Wolgast and Joe Rivers have signed an agreement to box twenty rounds for the lightweight champion ship of the world at Vernon arena, Los Angeles, July 4. Every team in the Western circuit began its 1912 season Friday, April 19, and in throe bames out of four, the home nines won. Omaha defeated Sioux City; St. Joseph beat Des Moines, Den ver beat Lincoln and Wichita was the exception to the general rule, defeat ing Topeka on the latter’s grounds. The Northwestern league baseball season of 1912 opened with Victoria against Spokane at Spokane; Tacoma against Vancouver at Vancouver, and Portland against Seattle at Seattle. In each city the season was introduced by a parade of automobiles carrying players, baseball officials and prom' ! nent citizens. b l WASHINGTON. The house mines and mining com i mittee has favorably reported the Taylor bill to establish a mine experi- J ment station at Silverton, Colo. Senator Smoot has Introduced a bill | placing under Civil Service control the ] offices of collector of internal reve nue, collector and assistant collector of customs, assistant treasurers of the United States nnd auditors of the I Treasury Department. Julia C. Lathrop of Chicago, an I associate of Jane Addams In the work at Hull house, a member of the Illin ois board of charity nnd a graduate and trustee of Vassar college, was appointed by President Taft as chief of the new children's burenu In the Department of Commerce and Labor. Senator Newlands objected to the passage of the Borah bill to authori-e the secretary of the interior to grant patents to homesteaders on govern ment reclamation projects, upon com pliance with the general homcsteaJ act, the deferred payments due the government to be a lien upon the land until liquidated. The objection of Newlands' served to prevent passage of the bill and It went back to the calendar. The seriousness of the Inquiry by the Sehate investigating committee in to tjie Titanic disaster was disclosed when Senator Smith of Michigan, the chairman, at first flatly refused to let any of the officers and the two hun dred-odd members of the crew of the sunken steamship get beyond the Juris diction of the United States govern ment. The men were all to have sailed on the steamer Lapland. Later it was settled that the greater part of the crew would be permitted to sail on this steamer, but that thd 1 twelve men and four officers among the survivors now under subpoena, together with Mr. Ismay, would not be allowed to depart. ' Boulder After Match Factory. Boulder. —The Diamond Match Com pany will establish five branch fac tories this year tcs save the big ex pense of shipping their goods here from the Enst. The Boulder Commer cial Association is making a strong bid for one of the factories, having of fered a building site, and several thou sand dollars in stock. A representa tive of the company will be in Boul der within the next few days to look the situation over. GENERAL. Anna Sapieha, threo months old, la for sale by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Sapieha of Chicago, according to an advertisement In a newspaper. With dramatic suddenness the Sen ate investigation of the Titanic dis aster came, to an end so far as the New York hearing was concerned It has been resumed In Washington. Belief that John Jacob Astor died when millionaires and peasants went down together on the Titanic has be come a conviction in New York and Newport. He is estimated to be worth $150,000,000. Dr. D. K. Pearsons, philanthropist, who has given his entire fortune of more than $0,000,000 to educational in stitutions, recently celebrated his 92nd birthday at the Hinsdale sanitarium, Chicago, where he resides. An address found in a package of tobacco bought In Peabody, Kan., re cently by Ed Maloney, a traveling salesman, told Maloney the where abouts of his sister, from whom he was separated thirty-five years ago when both were children. Unless the managers of the railroads in the territories east of Chicago and north of the Ohio river reconsider their flat refusal to advance wages of the engineers, the worst railroad strike In the history of the United States may be precipitated. There are about seventy govern ment commercial and experimental registered wireless telegraph stations along the Atlantic Seaboard In the United States, and the majority of these are powerful enough to pick up messages from liners in the position of the Titanic when It sank. News from the flooded area of the Mississippi valley in Arkansas, Missis sippi and Louisiana continues Increas ingly grave. Thousands of those who were compelled to flee to higher places when the flood invaded their homes have been cared for, but thero are many more in need of aid. It is estimated that fifty towns and vil lages have left the effects of the flood. Some places are under two to fifteen feet of water. In all 200 lives have been lost. The break in the main line levee on the Mississippi river four miles below Itosedale, Miss., and another cn the Arkansas river added 25,000 persons to the flood sufferers in Arkansas, Louisl ana and Mississippi. The levee at An gola, La., on the east tank of the Mississippi river, broke and two thou sand acres of planted cane will be wiped out. Hundreds are marooned in isolated places, many have been with out food for days and scores are suf fering from want of clothing. From the scene of the wreck of the Titanic comes the news by wireless that sixty-four bodies of victims have been recovered and are now on board the cable ship Mackay-Bennett, which is searching the entire region where the catastrophe occurred. Dispatches were meagre, but it was indicated that the sixty-four bodies are possible of Identification. Others, the messages say were found impossible of identifi cation and were buried at sea. How many of these there were Is not even hinted at. Five persons were robbed of money, or valuables, or both, by three masked men who went through the sleeper Nottingham of the. Rock Island's west bound Golden State Limited, at Shef field, 111., forty miles east of Moline. One passenger was robbed of $1,200. Thirty-two persons are known to be dead, half a score are so severely in jured they may die, and a hundred and fifty others were hurt in two tor nadoes which swept over southern Illinois in one instance, and across northern Illinois into Indiana in the other. The government steamer Earl Grey struck a rock between Tort> River and Cape John and sank, according to reports from Pictou, N. S. It is be lieved all the 200 passengers and the crew were saved. Before the steamer sank the Ufe-boats were manned and the women on board were first put off in them. The men pasßengeis, officers and members of the crew followed. They were being unloaded when the relief boat arrived. The steamer Mlnto picked up those who were drifting about in the open boats. LITTLE COLORADO ITEMS. Small Happenings Occurring Over tha Btate Worth While. W««t«rn Ncwsoaoer Union News Service. Idaho Springs is to have a new SIOO,- 000 hotel. The President nominated Walter I. Burke as postmaster at Sterling. •M. C. McKenzie, a rancher of Yuma county, died at a hospital in Denver. The work of putting in the new sys tem of street lighting in Rocky Ford is under way. Forty suspects arrested in conec tion with the Globe Express robbery at Grand Junction have been released. Plans are being made for the instal lation of an automobile truck service between Collbran and Grand Junction John Hofmund, a pioneer of Love land was found dead in bed. He was sixty-five and died from heart disease. The Woodmen of the World held a largely attended smoker in Rocky Ford recently. Several of the state of ficers were present. Subscriptions to date to the Com merce Investment Company for the re lief of the destitute farmers of East ern Colorado total $8,261.50. Fred Schaeffeldein, a miner, was killed in a cave-in in the entry of the Henrietta mine on Battle mountain near Red Cliff. Work on the excavation and founda tion of the new opera house at Idaho Springs is progressing rapidly with a big force of men and teams. The Senate public buildings commit tee reported favorably Senator Gug genheim's bill appropriating SIO,OOO for public building site at Monte Vista. Fruit prospects In the Canon City district wer never better at this sea son of the year. Every indication polntc to a bumper crop of practically all kinds of fruit. Dr. Oliver Ebert, one of the most prominent physicians of Mesa county, was found dead on his homestead twenty-seven miles southeast of Grand Junction by cowboys. W. H. Edwards and Frank Roff were arrested and are being held In con nection with the murder of Jim War ford, whose body was found recently on Battle mountain. Cripple Creek. E. L. Brown, vice president and general manager of the Denver & Rio Grande railroad, has been elected to the directorate of lhat company, suc ceeding Howard Gould, resigned. With 6,000 acres pledged for beets growing, an independent sugar fac tory probably will be established >n the Greeley district. The proposed fac tory will cost $1,000,000. That the National Guard of Colora do has been ordered to mobilize and be in readiness to respond Immediate ly to orders expected from the War Department at Washington is the sub stance pf reports current in Denver. The opening ot 136,000 acres of rich farming land on the Fort Lewis mesa near Durango, recently, caused nc rush of homeseekers as the govern ment had not advertised the opening. Because she refused to permit a tramp to rob the store of which she was in sole charge, Mrs. John L. Puck ett was probably fatally beaten with a stove poker by a tramp at Nyburg, fourteen miles east of Pueblo. Former County Commissioner R. W. De Vinny of Greeley, who recently pleaded guilty to the charge of mal feasance in office, was fined S2OO and costs, the maximum, by District Judge Graham. Solicitors for a packing company who have been canvassing the Ber thoud district for acreage for the grow ing of peas have contracted for 350 acres, enough to insure the erection of a hulling plant for that town. The City Council of Colorado Springs will Join with El Paso and Otero coun ties and the school districts In the two counties In their fight to compel the Santa Fe railroad to pay the tax as sessed against it by the State Board of Equalization. The services of a volunteer regiment of cavalry made up from the member ship of three camps of Spanish-Amer lean war veterans of Denver, were of fered the government. In the event of Intervention In Mexico. The offer was sent by an officer of the proposed reg iment to Senator Warren, who trans mitted It to the secretary of war. The Ijtmar Commercial Club adopt ed vigorous resolutions favoring initia tion of a law guaranteeing the protec tion of Colorado water rights by the state. The Arkansas Valley Ditch As sociation Is leading In this movement. WEEK’S EVENTS IN COLORADO Western Newspaper Union News Service. COMING EVENTS IN COLORADO. Way 6-11.—State Y. M. C. A. Convention. Pueblo. June 18-20.—State Sunday School Con vention. Colorado Springs. June 11-July 10.—-Summer Term, State Teachers' College. Greeley. May Oust Ft. Collins Mayor. Fort Collir.s. —Quo warranto pro ceedings have been Instituted in the District Court to oust Mayor Jesso Harris and seven aldermen from office on the ground that their oaths have not been filed. Held as Deserter. Brighton.—James Hupert Vyce, alias Saunders arrested here some time ago and serving a sixty, days’ sentence for carrying concealed weapons, has been turned over to the military au thorities at Fort I.ogan by Sheriff Shloo as a deserter from Boise City, Idaho. Presbytery Meets at Boulder. Longmont. The Boulder Presby-' tery's annual meeting here closed re cently. Representatives from all Pres byterian churches in northern Colora do were present and their reports show’ this denomination in a flourish ing condition. Gilcrest May Get Saloon. Gilcrest.—The accidental omission of the liquor clause in a deed to a town lot belonging to Mayor Gilcrest, may bring about establishment of a saloon here, by Andrew Lang, mayor of Plattevllle. When the Gilcrest Town site Company deeded its property to purchasers, a clause prohibiting the sale of liquor was included in all but one deed. Idaho Springs Men on Titanic. Idaho Springs.—Two former resi dents of Idaho Springs and Freeland, Harry and Shad Gale, both single, and brothers of Enoch Gale of this city, who were returning to this camp after a long visit to their old home in Corn wall, were passengers on the ill-fated Titanic, and their names do not ap pear upon the list of those rescued by the Carpathia. Schools May Not Get Money. Denver. —Attorney General Ben Grilfith has instructed State Treasurer lloady Kenehau that the appropriation for the Fort Lewis Indian school and the Grand Junction Indian school be long to the third class and cannot ba paid as first class appropriations. It Is not now probable that they can bo paid at all. The attorney general holds that first class appropriations include only the expenses of the legislative, executive and Judicial branches of the government and the payment of in terest on the public debt. Bandits Get $14,000. Grand Junction.—Two masked men attired as cowboys gained entrance to the depot office of the Globe Express company, and forced Express Messen ger Ben Gilbert to unlock the safe and deliver to them $14,000 In cur rency. Then they slugged, gagged and bouud him and escaped. Dozens of per sons passed the office (luring the hold up. It was r.ot until four hours later that Gilbert freed himself of the gag. His call fur help brought half a doz en men to his assistance. The $14,000 was in a package con signed from the Salt latke City office of the Utah Fuel Company to Summer set, Colo., as the monthly pay roll of the Summerset coal camp. Gilbert is twenty-two years old. He has been an employ'd of the company (or several years. Assassin Slays Doctor with Ax. Grand Junction. —Oliver Ebert, aged fifty-seven, former city physician, was murdered April 8 or the next morning in his cabin on his homestead, twenty seven miles southeast of here. Neigh bors, worried by his disappearance, visited his place, which Is some dis tance from any other house, finding his body, clad only In an undershirt, lying across the bed. He had been ter ribly beaten. The murder had been completed with an ax, which, covered with blood, was found neat the body. NO. 18.