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EASTERN COLORADO TIMES
Walter L. Balet, Editor. H. Y. Tarwater, Aaaoclate Editor. CHEYENNE WELLS, - - - COLO. SUIT TO SMASH HARVESTER TRUST GOVERNMENT CHARGEB CORPOR ATION WITH ELIMINATING COMPETITION. RECEIVER IS ASKED 7 CORPORATIONS AND 18 INDIVID UALS NAMED AS HEADS OF $140,000,000.00 CONCERN. Western Newspaper Union News Service. St. Paul. —Suit against the Interna tional Harvester Company charging it with being a monopoly in restraint of trade and asking that it be dissolved, has been filed by the government in the United States District Court here. A petition in equity naming seven corporations and eighteen individuals as being the responsible heads of the $140,000,000 harvester corporation Bets forth the charge that the defendant controls a majority of the trade in har vesting machinery in the United States "to tho grave injury of the farmer and the general public.’’ It asks that a receiver be appoint ed to take charge of the corporation’s business, if the court sees fit. Another petition asks the issuance of subpoenas for all defendants net residing in this district. The defen dants, it was announced, will have until June 3rd to enter their plead ings, and the trials probably will be set for the October term of court. The government contends that the corporation has eliminated competi tion by securing control of a great r-.ajorlty of the retail implement deal ers in the United States, who ate made their exclusive selling agents. The petition says: "The opportunities for any new competitors are constantly being closed by the defendants in all lines of agricultural implements; the agen cies for distribution, the retail imple ment dealers and others are rapidly coming under their undisputed con trol, and unless prevented and re strained, their complete, unchallenged dominion of every branch of trade and commerce in agricultural implements of all kinds may be confidently ex pected at an early date.’’ The government charges that I'te defendants have absorbed competing companies, but concealed their own ership, permitting them to be adver tised "as wholly independent and without connection with them, ‘the Trust, or any ‘combination,’ intend ing thereby to mislead, deceive and defraud the public and more effectu ally cripple existing competitors and keep out new ones.’’ The bill contains these charges' “The defendants have resorted to unfair trade methods; have made in accurate and misleading statements ccncernlng rival machines or concern ing tho credit of competitors; have by misrepresentations sought to induce ccmpetitors, agents and dealers to abandon them, and in divers unfair ways have endeavored to destroy them, and for the purpose of destruc tive competition have reduced prices of their machines in some localities below cost of production and distri bution while keeping prices up in other localities." Bar Silver Gains Penny. New York.—lmprovement in politi cal and business conditions in the far East, plus the activities of Bombay speculators, are the underlyi”g rea sons for the advance of a penny an ounce in the price of bar silver in London and corresponding stiffness here. Titanic’s DeacTßeach Halifax. Halifax, N. S. —The result of the Mackay-Bennett’s voyage for the re covery of bodies of Titanic victims may be summarized as follows: Number of Titanic dead brought to Halifax, 190. Number of identified dead brought to Halifax, 130. Unidentified dead in morgue, 60. Identified (lead buried at sea, 57. Unidentified dead burled at Bea, 59. Total dead buried at sea, 116. Total dead found by Mackay-Bennett, 306. 220 Killed In Battle. Tepic, Mex.—With 220 dead and more than this number wounded, many of whom were unable even to crawl from the field of battle, a band of 2,000 rebels, under command of Manuel Guerrero, have been completely routed by the garrison of this city, aided by the local police. WEEK’S EVENTS COLORADO Wwtern Newspaper Union News Service. COMING EVENTS IN COLORADO. May 6-11—State Y.M.C.A. Convention, Pueblo. June 11-July 19.—Summer Term, State Teachers' College, Greeley. June 18-20.—State Sunday School Con vention, Colorado Springs. Larimer Fair Bept. 10, 11 and 12. Loveland. The Larimer County Fair Association has decided on Sept. 10, 11, 12 and 13 for the fair. The officers are planning improvement of the buildings and beautifying of the grounds. Maybell Wants County Seat. Meeker.—Maybell’s business men have begun a campaign for the county seat of Moffat county. It Is now locat ed at Craig, Dut Maybell contends that it is the logical place for the county seat. Tomato Growers Fear New Bug. Mtlliken.—Tomato growers in this vicinity are fearful that there will be a greatly reduced crop as the result of a new disease which has made its ap pearance. The cause is a small bug which eats the roots of the plants, causing them to shrivel. To Grade Meeker-Rlfle Road. Meeker—The county commissioners, citizens of Meeker and ranchmen have decided that the government road, forty-five miles in length, the main mountain throughfare between Meeker and Rifle, shall be graded and placed in prime condition at once. Johnson to Meet Ad Winters. Pueblo. Arrangements have been practically concluded for a fight be tween Eddie Johnson, the local light weight, and Ad Winters of New Mex ico, to take place at Alamosa, Mvy 15th. Johnson consented to meet the husky New Mexico boy and will sign articles. , Rocky Mountain Baseball League. Colorado Springs.—lt is practically certain that Ira Birdwell, promoter of the new Rocky Mountain baseball league, will own the Colorado Springs franchise, and that the local games will be played at a park to be equipped by the business men of the city. Electric Plant for Bteamboat Springs. Steamboat Springs.—A. M. Gooding and associates have applied to the City Council for a franchise for an electric light plant. They Intend to generate electricity with a power plant on Fish creek, and have a sub-station at Deep creek to furnish electricity to the anthracite coal fields. Embezzlement Is Charge. Glenwood Springs.—S. Z. Sharlck of Glenwood Springs was arrested in Denver, following the failure of four teen stores of which he waa manager on the Western Slope. He is charged with embezzling the funds of a co-op erative company, holding all the stores, to the extent of SIO,OOO to SBO,OOO. New Town for San Luis Valley. Alamosa. —A new town is being born in the San Luis valley near here as a result of the drainage systems now be ing constructed. This is the town of Gibson, established on the site of the town of Dune, which was an early set tlement here, but has long since passed out of existence. Drainage work, which has been carried on in and around Ala mosa for the last two years, has al ready resulted in the construction of more than 200 miles of drainage ditches. At the present time much new work is under way, and thousands of dollars will be spent in thus reclaim ing lands in this valley. Result of Democratic State Convention, Colorado Springs.—National commit teeman, Thomas J. McCue, Denver. Delegates at large—Charles F. Te-v, Greeley; Miles G. Saunders, Pueblo; A. C. McChesney, Trinidad; J. A. Ferris, Golden; John A. Donovan, Longmont; William H. Barlow, An tonito; Walter S. Stratton, Fort Mor gan; L. A. Van Tilborg, Cripple Creek. Alternates —Lafayefte Hughes, Den ver; J. D. Harkless (colored), Pueblo; Carlo Sanchez, Walsenburg; Dr. J. D. Kerlin, Sterling; Clark Moore, Love land; B. J. O’Connell, Georgetown; C. G. Pitschke, Denver; Edward W. Wheeler, Ouray. First district delegates—W. J. Galll gan, Fort Collins; C. P. Maltby, Den ver. Alternates —C. P. Hoyt, Golden; Richard Ryan, Denver. Second district delegates—Mrs. Anna B. Pitzer, Colorado Springs; Miss Gene Kelley, Grand Junction. Alternates —John C. Bell, Montrose; M. R. McCauley. Pueblo LITTLE COLORADO ITEMS. Small Happanlnga Occurring Over the State Worth While. Western Newspaper Union News Service. A baseball association has been formed at La Junta. The mall route from Red Mountain to Sllverton has been discontinued. Prices of meats have practically doubled within the last week in Den ver. Moffat county officers are after hunters who are killing elk for their teeth. Five carloads of seed have been dis tributed among the farmers in Logan county. “Swat the fly" is the slogan of the women of the Civic league of Colorado Springs. One of the worst windstorms lor years visited the Rocky Ford valley recently. The Christian churches of Northern Colorado held their conference in Boulder. The upper section of the Uncom pahgre will be stocked with trout this summer. New Orleans is likely to adopt the Grand Junction commission form of government. Albert A. Ives of Hiawatha has beea arrested on the charge of selling liquor without a license. Sebastian Marrlaker, a well-known mine carpenter of Central City, was found dead in his cabin. Of late many assuMfe have been com mitted on non-union men in the coal camps in Boulder county. There is $9,989,445.11 on deposit in the six banks of Colorado Springs, ac cording to official statements. Dr. H. W. Kirby of Georgetown lias been appointed to the state board of health by Governor Sbafroth. Dick Cameron of Ault, Colo., was killed with 'a putty knife by a fellow prisoner in Decatur, 111., jail. Leroy Pearcy, seven years old. son of A. R. Pearcy, was drowned in a bathtub in his home in Loveland. The department encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic will bo held in Boulder May 14, 15 and 16. John Hansen of Strawberry gulch, near Meeker, one of the best known cattlemen in the White River valley. Is dead. Loss and damage, estimated at $4,- 000, was caused by a fire at the Cedar Hill mine, eighteen miles north of Trinidad. The two boys who confessed to the robbery of the Globe Express Compa ny in Grand Junction of $14,000, will not be prosecuted. Owing to a disagreement, all but one of the trustees of All Souls Uni tarion church in Colorado Springs, have resigned. Mrs. Margaret Delo, aged seventy nine years, a pioneer of this state, died In Tacoma, Wash., recently. Her homo was at Salida. At a special election held in Carr, $6,000 bonds were voted for the pur chase of a site and the erection of a new school building. John Weese, a well known ranch man living near Hygiene, and who was one of the first settlers In the St. Vrain valley, is dead. Greeley may add a woman to its police force as the result of the sug gestion of many mothers, wbo declate that, a woman could best deal with girls. It is expected that between forty and fifty auto owners of La Junta will join the auto club organized there to promote interest in good roads and mo toring. A wreck occured on the Rio Grande Southern narrow guage, two miles from Ouray, the second within a week on the Ouray-Salida division. No one was seriously Injured. Inheritance Tax Appraiser O. E. Col lins of Colorado Springs reported to the attorney general that the estate of Edward West at Trinidad will pay $7,500 Into the state treasury. "Colorado has more divorce courts than has England, Germany and France combined,” was the statement made by Dr. William S. Friedman In his address on the divorce evil at Temple Emanuel In Denver. Announcement has again been made that the Uintah railroad is to be broad gauged its entire length and made a part of the present transcontinental system. Five tunnels will be bored, one of which will be 6,000 feet long. La Junta is soon to become one of the best lighted cities In the state. A Pueblo company is building a high power line from Pueblo to Arkansas valley points and will put in an orna mental street lighting system in Junta. State Engineer Charles W. Comstock in a decision upholding the prior claims of the town of Palisade to water for its municipal supply, declares that water for domestic purposes has a pri ority over all other claims under the constitution of the state. 205 TITANIC VICTIMS FOUND BODIEB OF COL. ASTOR, ISIDORE BTRAUB AND C. M. HAYS RECOVERED. MANY ARE IDENTIFIED NAMES OF NINETY-ONE PERBONB REPORTED BY CABLE BHIP MACKAY-BENNETT. Western Newspaper Union N«w« Service. New ork.—The bodies of Colonel John Jacob Astor and Isidore Straus, the mlUionairo merchant of this city, who lost their lives In the Titanic dis aster, have been recovered and are on board the cable ship Mackay-Bennett News of the recovery of the bodies was contained in a dispatch to tha White Star Line Company. The body of C. M. Hays, president of the Grand Trunk Railway, has also been recovered according to a wire less message from the cable shll Mlnla. The wireless dispatch which cams to the company from the Mackay-Ben nett gives the additional identification of forty-nine of tbe heretofore un known recovered dead on the cabl* ship. Of the 205 dead on board th< Mackay-fiennett the names of ninety one have been sent ashore by wire less. Washington.—Ablaze with light from her salon and cabins, the Titanic dashed full speed to her destruction according to Ernest Gill, a donkey en glne man on the steamship Californl an, who testified before the Senats committee investigating the disaster. He said Captain Stanley Lord Californian refused later to go to -hi aid of the Titanic, the rockets from which could be plainly sero. This, Captain Lord denied; but both he and his wireless operator acknowl edged having seen rockets. Their ship they said, was fast in the ice. Gill submitted an affidavit to thi committee, and when sworn and put ol .the stand stuck to his charges agair.si the captain of the Californian. He said he was standing on thi deck late Sunday night when he sight ed a great ship, sweeping along at top speed, about ten miles off. He did nol know it was the Titanic, but made oul readily that it was not a freighter oi a small vessel because of the manner in which it was illuminated. Some time later he saw distress rock ets on t&e horizon. He says the cap tain was apprised of these signals, but made no effort to get up steam nod go to the rescue. The Californian was drifting with the floe. So indignant did he become, said Gill, that he en deavored to recruit a committee of pro test from among the crew, but the men failed him. Captain Lord entered a sweeping de- Dial of Gill's accusations and read from the Californian’s log to support his contention. Cyral Evans, the Californian’s wire less operator, however, told of having heard much talk among the crew, who criticised the captain’s course. Gill, he said, told him he expected to get SSOO for his story when the ship reached Boston. Evans told of having warned the 11- tanlc only a brief time before the great vessel ' crashed into the berg that the sea was crowded with ice. The Titanic’s operators, he said, at the time were working with the wireless station at Cape Race, and they told him to “shut up and keep ouL" Within a half hour the pride of the sea was crumpled up and sink ing. It developed that one reform which is certain to spring from the investi gation will be enforced in the wireless rooms of ships entering or leaving American ports. This concerns lack of authority over the operators’ pay, hours and freedom from responsibili ty as brought out by the testimony to date. Senator Smith, its chairman, announced that such legislation was Inevitable. A sworn statement that the captain of the liner Californian refused to go to the aid of the Titanic, although only a few miles away, was filed with the committee by Ernst Gill, donkey englneman on the Californian. Gill Baid that the distress rockets were plainly visible' from the deck of the Californian, and must have been visi ble to both the bridge and the look out Don't Persecute Your Bowels Cut out cathartics and purgatives. They aa brutal, harsh, unnecessary. CARTER’S LITTLE 1 liver puis ££& W^e-^KARTEte eliminate bile, andHITTLC , nb,a^ d o'f 1 WjVER Skk Has*. a»f^' i ===- ' acks aad IadlfasUoa. at mllUoas has*. _/ (HALL PILL, SHALL DOSE, SHALL PHKX. Genuine must bear Signature The more promise! a man makes the more he doesn't keep. Garfield Tee keepa the liver normal. Drink before retiring. Sweethearts are always dear, but wives are far more expensive. Ten nnilea for a nickel. Always buy Red Cross Bag Blue; have beautiful clear white elothee. ...a In the Chase. Kink —Tour son is pursuing his studies at college, isn’t be? Dink—X guess so. He’s always be hind.—Judge. Fish Story. Knlcker —A month ago I told a lie on the water. Bocker—Well? Knlcker —I cut open the fish I. oaught today and found he had swah-, lowed it They Draw Interest! "A kiss,” he said'-after just having had one, “is the most precious thing, and yet women give them away.” "You are mistaken," she said. “We never give them away, we merely la vest them.” —Fun. Time Flies. When the blind woman who plays tho accordion saw a genial looking man stop to read her placard she quickened her tune in the expects, tlon that he was going to give her some money, but he gave advice in stead. Said he; “Have you read that siga of yours lately?” She said she had not. “Well.” said he, "you’d better, and then have it edited. It is dated six years ago and says you have six small children dependent upon your efforts with this instrument for support. Six years works wonders in children, and they must be pretty lusty youngsters by this time. Change that date to 1912.” THE OLD PLEA He “Didn’t Know It Was Loaded.* The coffee drinker seldom realises that coffee contains the drug, a severe poison to the heart and nerves, causing many forms of din ease, noticeably dyspepsia “I was a lover of coffee and used it' for many years, aind did not realize the bad effects I was suffering from Its use. (Tea is just as injurious as cofr fee because it, too, contains the same drug found in coffee.) "At first I was troubled with indiges tion. I did not attribute the trouble to the use of coffee, but thought it arose from other causes. With these attacks I had sick headache, nausea and vomiting. Finally my stomach was in such a condition I could scarce ly retain any food. “I consulted a physician; was told all my troubles came from indiges tion, but was not informed what 'caused the lndgestion. I kept on with the coffee, and kept on with the trou bles, too, and my case continued to grow worse from, year to year until It developed into chronic diarrhea, nau sea and severe attacks of vomiting. I could keep nothing on my stomach and became a mere shadow, reduced from 159 to 128 pounds. “A specialist informed me I had a very severe case of catarrh of the stomach, which had got so bad he co"uld do nothing for me, and I became convinced my days were numbered. “Then I chanced to see an article set ting forth the good qualities of Postum and explaining how coffee injured peo ple so I concluded to give Postum a trial. I soon saw the good effects —my headaches were less frequent, nausea and vomiting only came on at long in tervals and I was soon a changed man,' feeling much better. “Then I thought I could stand coffes again, but as soon as 1 tried it my old troubles returned and I again turned to Postum. Would you believe it, I did this three times before I had sense enough to quit coffee for good and keep on with the Postum. I am now, a’ well man with no more headaches, sick stomach or vomiting, and have mfU ready gained back to 147 Name given by Postum Co., Battle Battle Creek, Mich. Look in pkgs. for the famous little book, “The Road to Wellville.” Ever read the above letter? A lev oae appears from tine to time. Thep are Pennine, true, and fall of hamaa tateroet.