EASTERN COLORADO TIMES
Walter L. Bale*, Editor.
H. Y. Tarwater, Aaaoeiate Editor. .
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LEGISLATION NECESSARY TO
PREVENT SUSPENSION OP
HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF
FEDERAL EMPLOYES TO
Western Newspaper Union News Service.
Washington.—Eleventh hour legisla
tion was nccesary to prevent a sus
pension of government operations as
a result of mismanagement but Con
gross extended the appropriations of
the past fiscal year through July and
made it unnecessary to drop several
hundred thousand civilian employes
from the government payroll at mid
night July 1.
Juse before he left to attend the na
tional sangerfest at Philadelphia,
President Taft signed the bill.
A Joint resolution making the exten
ilon was necessary because of the
[allure of Congress to pass nine of the
appropriation bills before the begin
ning of the 1913 fiscal year. The bills
In question were the agricultural,
army, Indian, legislative, military,
academy, naval, pension, postoffice
end sundry civil.,The army bill, which
was passed by both houses, was ve
toed by the President June 17 because
It contained objectionable legislation.
The resolution went through the
Senate after passing the House, at
12:25 o’clock Monday, but through a
mlscue by the Democratic manipula
tors of the measure It did not reach
the President for his signature until
after 2 o’clock. The Democratic lead
ers overlooked having the document
signed by Congressman Alexander,
who was acting as speaker. The Pres
ident was inconvenienced in his depar
ture by the delay.
It was pointed out by the House ap
propriations committee in its report
that similar measures have been ne
cessitated in the past because of the
regular appropriations having failed
to pass. Like conditions existed in
1876, 1882, 1884, 1886, 1890, 1892, and
1894, it was argued in extenuation of
the embarassment caused this year.
Representative Hay presented a
resolution appropriating $1,350,000 for
the expenses of the Joint maneuvers
of the regular army and militia. The
measure was passed unanimously aft
er Representative Hay had made a
short speech in explanation of its pre
“The only reason for this provision
is that the states have gone ahead in
good faith and made preparations and
expended large sums of money,” he
said. “However, I want it understood
that I will treat none of the other
provisions of the army bill in this
The army bill was reported out by
the House committee in the same
form as it was vetoed by President
Taft, and it is expected another bitter
fight will be precipitated.
The failure of Congress to make
provision for the payment of wages to
United States navy yard employes did
not result in nearly 1,500 of the 2,000
men employed at tho Charlestown
navy yard being thrown out of work
as had been expected. A telegram in
structed Commandant De Witt Coff
man to continue the work as usual
pending the probable passage by Con
gress of a resolution providing for ap
D. A R. G. Orders 30 New Engines.
Denver. —The Denver & Rio Grande
railroad has let contracts for thirty
new engines, to cost about $1,000,000.
The construction of this equipment
will be started at once, and deliveries
will be made early in September.
$1,350,000 for Maneuvers.
Washington. —The House adopted a
resolution appropriating $1,350,000 to
provide for the participating of the
regular army in the encampment and
maneuvers of the organized militia of
the several states.
Anti-Fight Bill Blocked.
Washington.—The passage of a Sen
ate bill which would prohibit inter
state shipment of prize fight moving
picture films was blocked In the
All Parts of the State
Wwtarn NmpiMr Union News Sorvlco.
COMING EVENTS IN COLORADO.
July 15.—International Federation of
Commercial Travelers’ Organisations,
July 17-I».—Electrical Contractors’As
sociation Convention, Denver.
July 18-11—Gunnison County Cattle
Growers' Association, Gunnison.
July 32-24. Midsummer Convention,
Colorado Stocksrrowers' Association,
July 23-25.—Commercial Daw Deague of
America, Colorado Springs.
July 21-27.—Western Temperance Colo
rado Chautauqua, Boulder.
Aug. 2-3.—Republican State Conven
Aug. 6.—Democratic Stt.e Convention,
Aug. 6-1, lnternational Council
Knights of Columbus Colorado
Aug. 19-24.—International Photo - En
gravers' Association, Denver.
Bept. B.—Convention National Associa
tion State Game Wardens—Denver.
Sept. 18, 19, 20.—San Luis Valley Fair
Btrict Quarantine at Paonla.
Pa'onla. —From now on chlckenpox,
measles, and whooping cough will be
quarantined strictly by Paonla author
ities. Local physicians have received
copies of the new state law.
Bllver Lake Mine Houeee Burn.
Silverton. —Buildings at the Silver
Lake mine, six miles from here, owned
and operated by the American Smelt
ing and Refining Company, were de
stroyed by fire. Loss estimated at
Gives Heating Company Permit.
Victor.—The Common Council of Vic
tor has practically granted a twenty
year franchise to a Denver heating
company to supply the business sec
tion with heat and if wanted, to the
residence section. The streets and al
leys will be utilized for the conduits.
Sheeley Goes to Prison.
Greeley.—The closing chapter in the
Weld county commissioner graft cases
was reached when Charles G. Sheeley,
the Denver contractor, was taken to
Cafion City to take up his sentence
from one to two years in the state’s
National Guard to Hold Encampment.
Golden.—Summer maneuvers of the
Colorado National Guard wll be held
at the Golden Rifle range, two miles
south of this city. The plan to hold
the summer encampment at Pole
mountain, Wyo., failed when President
Taft vetoed the army appropriation
High Water Damaged Railroad.
Georgetown.—More than thirty feet
of the Georgetown-East Argentine
road on Leavenworth mountain with
five bridges in town were washed out
by heavy rains recently. Water In
Clear creek Is the highest in ten years.
Water has overflowed the banks, and
yards and residences have been flood
Gathering Hoboes for Beet Fields.
Pueblo.—Ranchers residing through
out the Arkansas valley expect to in
vade Denver, Colorado Springs and Pu
eblo during the next few days to round
up about 1,000 hoboes and other la
borers to work in the beet fields, ac
cording to a number of ranchers who
were in attendance upon the Arkan
sas Valley Commercial Association.
The beet growers have been having
trouble getting men from the employ
The plan is to run a special train
from Denver to the valley and to
round up as many workmen as pos
Arkansas Valley Crop $9,000,000.
Pueblo. —The crops in the Arkansas
valley of Colorado are expected to
bring approximately $9,000,000 this
year. The estimate is based upon ac
tual figures, taken from the number
of acres planted to the various crops,
and does not include the fruit in the
Cafion City district.
Without the question of a doubt this
will be the most prosperous year lu
the history of the whole valley, and
business already is brisk in anticipa
tion of the heavy crop returns.
The five leading crops will be
wheat, $2,975,000; sugar beets, $2,587,-
000; alfalfa, $1,400,000; oats, $1,210,-
000 and cantaloupes $316,000, making
a total of $8,418,500. To this will have
to be added the amounts received for
all of the minor crops, no estimate
upon which has been furnished.
In the opinion of well-posted men in
the valley the railroads arfe going to
experience dtffiqulty In providing
enough box cars to haul the crops
away, and vigorous efforts already are
being made to see that proper 'provi
sion Is made for their transportation.
LITTLE COLORADO ITEMS.
Small Happaninga Occurring Over the
Stata Worth Whlla.
Vattra XangiMr Union Navi Service.
A postal savings bank baa been es
tablished at Aurora.
Lakes in the vicinity of Greeley are
completely filled with water.
Deposits in the banks of Grand Junc
tion amount to $1,500,000.
Charles Turner was shot and killed
by Frank Ensign near Tellurlde.
Fire recently destroyed property In
Loveland to the amount of $5,000.
A new school building Is to be con
structed at Stewart Mesa, near Paonia.
The Summer Normal school at Gun
nison has been opened for the season.
Thirty-eight thousand dollars in life
insurance was paid in Grand Junction
The ninth annual convention of the
Colorado State Optical Society was
held In Pueblo.
Greeley dog owners contribute about
$460 a year towards maintaining the
Forest rangers report the mountains
In many sections of the state still
piled high with snow.
An irrigation district covering ten
thousand acres is being organised in
the Grand valley, near Silt
The summer school of the Universi
ty of Colorado at Boulder has opened
for a six weeks’ term.
Every thirty-third person of the 230,-
000 that go to make up Denver’s popu
lation owns an automobile.
Morgan county will produce more
small grain this year than any pre
vious year in its history.
Ground has been broken for a $14,000
city hall at Sterling. The building Is
to be completed by October 1.
The Union Pacific is figuring on fifty
special trains for Knights Templar to
the conclave in Denver next year.
An average of SIOO a day has been
paid into the office of the clerk of the
Denver District Court, for alimony for
Clinton Farrar, a pioneer, who lived
at Fort Collins forty-three years, died
recently at Boulder, aged seventy
A special election will be held with
in sixty days to decide whether or not
Trinidad is to have commission gov
President Taft has sent to the Sen
ate the nomination of George H. Charl
ton to be register of the Land Office
Education of the people in packing
apples will be taken up this year by
the Grand Junction Fruit Growers’
Fifty-seven car loads of young
steers were recently unloaded at
Steamboat Springs for stockmen In
Keota has a Coursing association.
The membership is large and there are
a number of good dogs in the bunch
owned by the club.
A cloudburst between the forks of
Clear Creek and Golden washed out
several miles of track from the C. ft S.
railroad in Clear Creek caOon.
The people of Petrolite have
changed the name of that town to Val
ley View. It has ceased to be an oil
camp and its people are now all farm
- C. H. Rhodes, his wife and daughter,
comprising the entire family, were
found guilty of disturbance in Justice
Court at Nunn, and Rhodes was fined
$25 and costs.
Mesa county has taken the lead in
preparing for a complete exhibit of
fruits and other products to be ex
hibited in Denver in June, 1913, dur
ing the great Blondes Turnfest.
According to an official of the Vic
tor American Fuel Company, the care
lessness of John Thomas, fire boss,
caused the Hastings mine explosion,
when twelve men, including Thomas,
Capt. W. N. Rogers died in Colorado
Springs from blood poisoning resulting
from a slight scratch on a finger re
ceived a few days ago. Capt. Rogers
owned the Sunnyside hotel at Manltou,
which he built about thirty years ago.
William Hall, twenty years of age,
an employe of the Great Western
Sugar Company, was fatally burned at
Brush, Colo., while painting the Inside
of a tank at the factory. It Is thought
that he attempted to light a cigarette
and the paint he was using caught
tire, literally roasting him to a crisp.
A strange freak was played by
lightning when it struck Gus Ander
son’s bouse, five miles east of Lucerne,
burning the sheets on the bed in which
slept Miss Selma Anderson, eighteen
years old, and her aunt. Both escaped
Twelve head of horses were stolen
from Pueblo recently. A number of
thefts reported to the police from
Cation City lead them to believe an or
ganized gang of horse thieves who op
erated In that section of the state four
months ago, are again at work
MISSOURI DELEGATION DIRECTS
AGAINST WM. J. BRYAN.
ILLINOIS GOES WILSON
WHEN CONVENTION ADJOURNED
MONDAY NIGHT VOTE STOOD
WILSON 494; CLARK 430.
WilUrn Newspaper Union Now* Borvlce.
Baltimore.—The Missouri delegation
In a frenzy of rage over the steady de
cline of Speaker Clark’s vote since
the attack upon him by W. J. Bryan
on Saturday, directed a menacing
demonstration late Monday afternoon
against the Nebraskan. Only the
prompt Interference of the police
saved him from personal injury.
For several minutes the maddened
Missourians fought and struggled to
get to the platform, where Bryan was
standing. Police, reinforced by news
paper correspondents, struck outright
and left at the oncoming Clark men.
Down In the body of the hall Ne
braskans were coming to the defense
of the threatened leader.
Fist fights started in Massachu
setts and Connecticut, and for a mo
ment It looked as though panic had
seized the convention and reason had
The fights were precipitated by the
display of a banner before the Ne
braska delegation on which were
printed huge letters of* an endorse
ment given by Bryan of Speaker
Clark more than one year ago. Bryan
demanded the right to reply to the in
dorsement if the demonstration was
authorized by the Clark leaders In the
The Illinois delegates held a meet
ing Just after the adjournment of the
convention and decided to cast their
fifty-eight votes for Governor Wilson.
It is reported that Speaker Clark
has been taken to a sanitarium where
he is said to be suffering from a nerv
The deadlock was not broken when
the forty-second ballot was polled, and
the Democratic convention adjourned
at 12:43 a. m. Tuesday until noon.
Governor Woodrow Wilson made
steady gains all day Monday, reached
the high-water mark of 601% on the
thirty-ninth ballot, then lost ground
slightly until the last, when he re
ceived 494 votes.
On the thirty-ninth ballot the Colo
rado delegation broke —J. A- Ferris or
Golden casting his vote for Wilson.
It was predicted that Illinois would
follow, but the temper of the crowd
had by this' time reached the limit of
Its endurance, and adjournment
could no longer be held off. They eat
almost In a stupor of exhaustion.
It is predicted that when the con
vention Is convened Wilson will be
nominated before many ballots are
cast. His followers are already jubi
lant over his expected success, and
say that nothing can stop his ultimate
When the result of the forty-second
ballot was announced Delegate Wal
lace of Washington secured the floor
and moved to adjourn until Tuesday
noon. In the midst of disorder, Sen
ator stone of Missouri seconded the
motion, and A. Mitchell Palmer de
manded a roll-call.
Delegates Began to Leave.
The roll call had scarcely begun be
fore the weary delegates, seeing that
the motion was certain to prevail, be
gan to crowd from their seats and out
of the hall. The aisles were jammed
before half a dozen states were called
and the call proceeded in disorder.
By the time the last state bad been
called less than half the delegates
were in their places.
The end of the call was finally
reached and at 12:43 a. m. the con
vention adjourned until noon Tues
Speaker Champ Clark reached the
lowest ebb of his candidacy on the
ballot where Wilson reached a crest.
He went down to 422 votes at that
time, but immediately began to pick
up and had gone to 430 when adjourn
ment was taken.
The speaker came over to Baltimore
during the evening and was a guest
at the home of Mayor Preston, near
the convention hall. He returned to
Washington shortly before midnight.
Almost a full week of controversy
between rival factions had sorely tried
the patience and tempers of the dele
gates and the crowd which gathered
was ordinarily an irritable and ex
citable one. The tensity of the situa
tion had shown itself in a semi-riot
on the floor duriftg the afternoon when
William Jennings Bryan found himself
in the midst of half a score of fist
Police were warned to exert extra
ordinary vigilance in the future. The
slow, vacillating rise and fall of the
vote of favorite candidates throughout
the day had increased the steadily
growing bitterness of the past week
and the match of offense, touched
to the extreme, would have set the
entire convention ablaze.
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