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EASTERN COLORADO TIMES
Walter L. Bales, Editor. H. Y. Tarwater, Associate Editor. CHEYENNE WELLS. - - - COLO. BEEF TRUST WILL DISSOLVE NATIONAL PACKING COMPANY, $15,000,000 CORPORATION, WILL DISINTEGRATE. ACTION INVOLUNTARY ATTORNEY GENERAL WICKER SHAM WILL HOLD GOVERN MENT SUITS IN ABEYANCE. Western Newspaper Unton News Service. Washington. Attorney General Wickersham was advised that the Na tional Packing Company would be vol untarily dissolved by the beet packers by August 1. In view of this action Mr. Wicker sham announced that the government would hold in abeyance the civil suit which it proposed to bring against the company to compel Its disintegration. Mr. Wickersham was notified of the ‘‘beef trust’s” intention to dissolve by James A. Fowler, assistant to the at torney general. Representatives of the National Packing Company, according to the at torney general, informed United States Attorney Wilkinson at Chicago that it was the purpose of the Armour, Swift and Morris interests, which own the corporation, to wind up Its business and dispose of its interests. The packers. It is said, expected to have ready a definte plan by August 1, or if they find themselves unable to agree upon a basis of dissolution, they will advise the Department of Justice of the fact. In the latter event, the proposed civil suit under the Sherman law, it Is intimated, will be filed. About a month ago Mr. Wicker sham was informed the packers pre pared voluntary steps in the nature of disintegration. To give them time to meet the issue in a friendly way, the attorney general arrested the filing of the contemplated petition in equity The Department of Justice Informed the packing company a week ago that it was time definitely to display its intention. The National Packing Company Is a $15,000,000 corporation, owning some or the largest packing companies in the world. As it is owned hy the Ar mour, Swift and Morris interests, ac cording to the government’s conten tions, the company is the agency for controlling the meat industry. West Facing Big Strike. Denver. —The West is face to face with the biggest railroad strike in its history. Between 200,000 and 300,000 men have voted In favor of a walkout. The orders were not issued on ac count of negotiations between Julius Kruttschnltt, director of maintenance of way of the Harrlman lines, and rep resentatives of the shopmen on that system looking to a settlement of the strike which has ben on for more than a year. This development reveals the full significance of the negotiations to set tle the Harrlman lines strike. The proposed strike of between 200,000 and 300,0000 shopmen on all roads in the West Is contingent on a settlement of the Harrlman line trou bles. The shopmen on the Colorado & Southern and the Denver & Rio Grande are among those who voted to strike. The failure of President Taft to take steps to bring about a settlement of the shopmen's troubles on the Har riman lines is the direct cause of the crisis. Recently an amalgamation of the or ganizations of the machinists, boiler makers, blacksmiths and all shopmen was perfected at Kansas City. The new organization was christ ened the Federation of Federations and represents a membership of ap proximately 300,000 In the various un ions affiliated with It. The membership embraces the un ions on practically every road west of Chicago and St. Louis. Aeroplane Used In Wolf Hunt. Santa Clara. —Swooping over the foothills. Glenn Martin’s biplane scared all the coyotes In sight and hearing. The occasion was the coyote hunt of the Santa Ana Rifle Club, of which Martin Is a member, and the result of the hunt was the capture of one coyote, a big fellow. The carcass was strapped to the aeroplane and was taken as passenger to Santa Ana. “SEE AMERICA FIRST” SPIRIT New Santa Fa Trail Along the Fort Lyon Irrigating Canal In the Arkan » ; , : . eae Valley, Colorado. The "See America First” spirit Is taking a new grip on the western states, according to information re ceived from that section. They say out there that "It you must see Eu rope, why, see it; but see America first.” In the Rocky mountain region Just now the advocates of this patriotic principle are talking a great deal about the south and are urging peo ple who live In the west to visit the southland and get In closer touch with Its people. In Colorado, especially, is this true. Colorado has had many southern people within her borders within the last year and a special effort Is being put forward to induce more to visit that state In the summer months. From Texas and Oklahoma last sum mer, It Is said, a large number of people journeyed to Colorado In their automobiles. They entered the state byway of the great Arkansas valley, which Is said to be one of the largest Irrigated areas In the world, embrac ing more than 600,000 acres. A new automobile highway has been COLORADO STATE NEWS Western Ncwapnper Upton News Service. COMING EVENTS IN COI.OIIADO. July I. — Independence Day Celebration —Plultevillc, Greeley, Pueblo, Trini dad, Wulsenburg, Ouray, Durango, Port Collins. Longmont, Loveland, Lamar, Wulden. July 17-19.—Electrical Contractors'As sociation Convention, Denver. July 18-19—Gunnison County Cattlo Growers' Association, Gunnison. Aug. 6-8. lnternational Council Knlglits of Columbus Colorado Springs. Sept. 3, —Convention National Associa tion State Game Wardens—Denver. Sept. 18. 19. 20.—San Luis Valley Fair —Alamosa. Yawns; Finds Jaw Broken. Greeley.—Mrs. Nate Calvin, who ■vent four weeks with a broken jaw, .vithout knowing it, must undergo an operation. The bone will be wired into place so It will mend. Five weeks ago she was thrown from her carriage on her face. When she yawned four weeks later she discovered her Jaw bone was broken. Pueblo-Stone City Road Opens. Pueblo.—A formal opening that proved so informal and enjoyable and picnlc-llke that it will be long remem bered was that of the new line from Pueblo to Stone City, a distance of twelve miles. More than 250 Pueblo ans and other especially invited guests and newspaper men were taken over the new road in a special car. Graft Returned; Weld $29,956 Richer. Greeley.—As the result of various sums of money turned Into the county treasury In the last six months by former county commissioners and oth ?rs connected with the so-called bridge trnft scandal, Weld county Is ahead >29,950. Of this sum C. G. Sheely re ■urned $2G,680, Frank C. Peterson ormer clerk of the board, $500; R. W. !)evlnny, $2,135, and E. J. Estes $590. Denver to Have City Market. Denver. —The first step toward the t'Stablißhment of a municipal market building In Denver, where producers can offer their wares for sale to con iumers without the mediation of the price-raising middleman, was taken when a resolution, introduced in the board of supervisors recommending the erection of such a building, was idopted. built along what waa known aa th* old Santa Fa trail, but now called the New Santa Fe trail, which haa been dealgnated aa part ot the trana-con tinental highway. For milea and mllee thia highway la aaid to be aa smooth aa a city street. The route leads to Pueblo, dealgnated aa tbe Plttaburg ot the west, owing to the vaat ateel works In operation there; thenoe to Colorado Springs and on to Denver. Colorado people are pushing the construction ot automobile blghwaya In tbe state and are looking to the southern states to do the same, ao that during the winter automobile owners from that state can motor through the south. Colorado has 33,000 miles of roads, of which 20,000 are passable by auto mobile and 4,500 miles are Improved roads. Good hotels and garages can be found In every town In the state where the population exceeds 1,000, according to Information sent out from the state highway commission. From this same source It is learned that Colorado expended $1,750,000 on Its roads in 1911, and will expend $2,400,000 In 1912. State Tax Commisaion'a Report. Denver—The first report of the re cently created state tax commission, which took the place of the Btnte board of equalization has been made. Its assessments of the sleeping car, railroad, express, telegraph and tele phone companies are, with few excep tions, the same as those made by the equalization board last year. The to tal assessments amount to $G1,008,767, for 1912, as compared with $60,449,990, showing an increase of $558,777. Most of the railroads were assessed the same as they were last year. The Missouri Pacific was the only big railroad operating In the state which' did not ask for a decrease. The Santa Fe Is assessed at $5,678,- 550, as last year; Colorado & South ern, $7,009,290, same as a year ago; Burlington assessed at Its old figure; Midland tax Is $2,052,330 In compari son to $2,090,700 in 1911, and the Union Pacific will pay the same as sessment as that of a year ago, $7,- 688,130. Mountain States Telephone & Tele graph Company assessment increased from $3,580,000 to $3,707,860. Horse' Creek Telephone Company was raised $lO. Its assessment was S4BO. The Delta County Co-operative Tele phonfe Company is assessed at $18,780. The Garlleld County Telephone Com pany was reduced from $16,980 to $5,- 100. A few changes were made in the express company taxes. These com panies were assessed as follows; Adams Express Company, 1911, $138,- 030. 1912, $158,160; Globe. 1911, $162,- 480, 1912, $212,800; United States, 1911, $34,170, 1912, $9,030; Wells Fargo, 1911, $156,100, 1913, $132,600, and the American, 1911, $54,820, 1912, $89,620. The Colorado Postal Telegraph was granted a reduction of SIO,OOO. The Western Union assessment remains the same—s6B2,Boo. A statement was issued by the board that the assessments levied by the old board of equalization are, for the most part, accurate and to the standard adopted by the board and the assess ors of the state. Trinidad.—The breaking of a bean bag when it struck Fanuel Salvator, aged three, in the mouth resulted In its death. He threw the bean bag toward the celling. Falling, It struck ‘.he boy in the mouth. One of the beans then went down his throat and he strangled to death. Arkansas Valley Experimental Farm. Rocky Ford.—An experimental farm, probably the most unique of Its kind In the --world, was started here this spring, and already results, have been obtained that bid fair to be not only of the utmost value to the Arkansas valley, but to the state THEIR MOST JOYOUS MOMENT Of the Trio, Probably Roprasantatlva Redfleld Had the Beat Ooea elon to Smile. The talk In one of the cloak rooms of congress turned to the thought of the happiest moments In one’s life. Senatdr Bailey said his came the day he wore his first pair of trousers. And Paul Howland of Ohio declared his big moment of loy was when he was permitted once to drive a chariot in a pony and dog show parade. Representative Redfield, who Is a wise chap, even If he does hall from Brooklyn, said It was when he was going to school and trying to master long division.- Three or four aisles over from where he sat a boy yawned. It was not an ordinary yawn, but one of such genuine expression of feeling toward things In general that It at tracted Redfield’s attention. He was fortunate In having a paper wad right at hand, ready for any emergency, and he aimed this at the boy's caver nous mouth. - The wad went right square Into the goal and—well, Fourth of July fireworks are tame to the stunts that boy did In the next few minutes.' He says he almost smiled once on ship board when the vessel gave a lurch and threw a platter full of beefsteak, gravy and all, over the open-faced shirt front of a pompous passenger across the table. When She Comes Into Her Own. Fair Pleader —Finally I submit, your honor, that there Is an unassailable reason why my client should not re ceive the only sentence dictated by the evidence. Tou have but to cast your eye upon my client to see that one of her—er —ah—full figure would be unmistakably humiliated by being foroed to wear prison stripes! Her Honor! Ha! ’Tie true! Pris oner discharged.—Puck. Literal Obedience. "How Is It I have such big telegram bills r “Tou told.me, sir, to use dispatch In that correspondence, so I wired all the letters." Garfield Tea the International Remedy for all Irregularities of stomaoh, liver and ltlaneys la oompoeed entirely of pure herbs. Woman conceals only what she does not know.—Proverb. The Old Oaken Bucket uj 'Filled to the brim with cold, clear purity—no such water nowadays. Bring back the old days with a glass or bottle of I It makes one think of everything that’s pure I and wholesome and delightful. Bright, spark ■ ling, teeming with palate joy—it’s iSBi ■ your soda fountain old oaken bucket. Free ur - new - That’s the ldnd—Lib by’s There isn’t an other sliced dried beef like it: Good? It’s the inside cut of the finest beef sliced to wafer thin ness. Dried Beef stands supreme. The tasty dishes one can make with it are almost numberless. Let’s see I There’s creamed dried beef, and—but just try it. Then you’ll know t tj| Always Insist on Libby's H Don’t accept “a jnrtugood.'* From 11 rallsh to tout, from condiment to II conserve, the quality of Libby’s |i| ' Reedy-toServa Foods is always H sn peri or. And they don’t cost ona B whit mors than the ordinary kinds. H Pat up in gtmrilixmJ glasa or tin containers | At Every Grocers If Libby, M £ Neifl & Libby Chicago PATENTS^^^i W. N. U., DENVER, NO. 26-1912.