EASTERN COLORADO TIMES
Walter L. Balet, Editor.
H. Y. Tarwater, Aaaoclate Editor.
CHEYENNE WELLS, - - - COLO.
SUIT TO SMASH
GOVERNMENT CHARGEB CORPOR
ATION WITH ELIMINATING
RECEIVER IS ASKED
7 CORPORATIONS AND 18 INDIVID
UALS NAMED AS HEADS OF
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
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
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,
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.
Wwtern Newspaper Union News Service.
COMING EVENTS IN COLORADO.
May 6-11—State Y.M.C.A. Convention,
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
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
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
, 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.
First district delegates—W. J. Galll
gan, Fort Collins; C. P. Maltby, Den
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
Moffat county officers are after
hunters who are killing elk for their
Five carloads of seed have been dis
tributed among the farmers in Logan
“Swat the fly" is the slogan of the
women of the Civic league of Colorado
One of the worst windstorms lor
years visited the Rocky Ford valley
The Christian churches of Northern
Colorado held their conference in
The upper section of the Uncom
pahgre will be stocked with trout this
New Orleans is likely to adopt the
Grand Junction commission form of
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.
Loss and damage, estimated at $4,-
000, was caused by a fire at the Cedar
Hill mine, eighteen miles north of
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,
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
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
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
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.
BODIEB OF COL. ASTOR, ISIDORE
BTRAUB AND C. M. HAYS
MANY ARE IDENTIFIED
NAMES OF NINETY-ONE PERBONB
REPORTED BY CABLE BHIP
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
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
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
Captain Lord entered a sweeping de-
Dial of Gill's accusations and read from
the Californian’s log to support his
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
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
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
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
Cut out cathartics and purgatives. They aa
brutal, harsh, unnecessary.
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(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
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
In the Chase.
Kink —Tour son is pursuing his
studies at college, isn’t be?
Dink—X guess so. He’s always be
Knlcker —A month ago I told a lie
on the water.
Knlcker —I cut open the fish I.
oaught today and found he had swah-,
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.
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
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
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
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