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EASTERN COLORADO TIMES
XX. Y. Tarwater, Editor. Walter L. Bales, Baa. Mgr. CHEYENNE WELLS - COLORADO ■——S— mmmmmmmm WOOL BILL PASSES SENATE CONFERENCE MEASURE ACCEPT ED, BUT PRESIDENT KNOWN TO BE OPPOSED TO IT. TARIFF BOARD MUST GO HOU8E WILL hJOT AGREE TO CON TINUATION OF TARIFF BOARD. Western Newspaper Union News Service. Washington.—Western Republican senators who are in the confidence of the President ore certain ho will veto the wool bill, which was completed by the adoption, 35 to 28, of the confer ence report upon it In the Senate. The fact that but six Insurgent sen ators Joined with the Democrats in support of the bill, that It was opposed by Senator Cummins and that Insurg ents Bourne, Nelson and Borah voted against It, will serve to strengthen the President’s determination to repeat his action of last year. In the opinion of Senators Smoot, Warren, Guggenheim and other sena tors from wool-growing states, the bill passed would not afford adequate pro tection to either growers or manufac turers in the wool business. The Iron and steel tariff bill re ceived the signatures of Speaker Clark and Acting President Bacon of the Senate, and went to President Taft. This is the first of the tariff revis ion bills passed by the Democratic Progressive allinnce in the Senate to reach the chief executive, and close friends of the President express the conviction that he will veto it because no investigation of the industry has been made by the tariff board. An attempt by the conferees on the excise tax bill to reach an agreement was not successful. After a session of more than an hour, the conference committee adjourned. An agreement reached by the Sen ate and House conferees on the agri cultural appropriation bill retains In the bill Senator Guggenheim’s amend ment, giving an Increase of $25,000 for the investigation and eradication of insects affecting cereal and forage crops, including the alfalfa weevil, the total appropriation being $75,000. Also his amendment giving an increase of $6,000 for the eradication of insects Injurious to truck crops and sugar beets was passed. The entire appro priation is $30,000. It devotes ten per cent, of the proceeds of sales and rents from national forests of 1912 to public road construction in the forests. Notice was served on the Senate that under no circumstances would tho House agree to a continuation of the tariff board. Provision for such con tinuation had been placed by the Sen ate in a number of appropriation and tariff measures, but to each amend ment the House has presented an un yielding front. Senate leaders were notified that their insistence on that provision would delay adjournment. House conferees on all the bills con taining the Senate amendment provid ing for the tariff board have been in structed not to yield. Knights of Columbus Meet. Colorado Springs.—The thirtieth an nual International council of the Knights of Columbus was held here with several hundred delegates in at tendance. Pirates on Lake Ontario. Rochester, N. Y.—Cottagers along the shores of Ontario say that a pirate craft is plying the waters of tho lake and that its crew is making depredations on cottagers. Mrs. W. W. Wlxon, at Long Pond, has reported tho theft of Jewels estimated at $1,700 from her cottage, and smaller hauls bring the total of loot up to a much larger figure. Those who have seen the mysterious pirate craft say it is a long drab boat with powerful gaso line engines. To Fight Predatory Animals. Washington.—Representative Mon dell of Wyoming introduced a bill to appropriate $200,000 for the United States to pay its share of the cost of exterminating the "predatory wild an imals" on the forest reserves of the West. COLORADO NEWS GATHERED FROM All Parts of the State WHtarn Newspaper Union Hows Borvloa. COMING EVENTS IN COLORADO. August 19-24.— International Photo-En gravers' Association. Denver. Sept. 3.—Convention National Associa tion State Game Wardens. Denver. _ September 2-7—Jefferson County Fair, Golden. _ „ . September 6—" Sugar Beet Day In Denver. Delegates from all sugar beet districts In Colorado will be In attend ance and participate In a special pro gram. Sept. 18-20.—San Luis Valley Fair. Ala mosa. September 24-27— Crowley County Fair, Sugar City. Sept. 24-26. —Colorado State Medical Association. Pueblo. . Sept. 26.— Opening Weld County Fair. Greeley. Greeley Elks to Dedicate Home. Greeley.—The new Elks’ home, erected at a cost of $60,000, will ba dedicated on October 10th, according to recent arrangements. Mower Blades Sever Arm and Leg. Kersey.—Thrown upon the sharp knives of a mowing machine and slashed repeatedly, J. H. Burrow had his right arm and leg completely sev ered, when his team, frightened at a passing auto, ran away. Electric Wire Kills Boldier. Leadvllle.—Corporal Jule O. Carter, a member of the Fourth Mountain ar tillery, was instantly killed at Robin son when the full strength of the elec tric current carried by the wires of the Central Colorado Power Company entered his body. Ballew, Outlaw, Is Dead. La Junta. —George Ballew, the man who recently shot four people at South Platte, then fired the hotel at that place, after a desperate battle with Otero county officers, who were at tempting to capture him, committed suicide by shooting through the heart. Hospital Loses by Court Ruling. Denver. —The National Jewish hos pital for consumptives Is not entitled to preference over other creditors of the estate of the late Alfred Mueller’s alleged embezzlement of $66,643.05 of the hospital funds, according to a rul ing of Judge Dunn in the County Court. Maniac Runs Amuck. Denver. —George Ballew, believed to be a raving maniac, rushed into the dining room of the South Platte hotel at South Platte, twenty-nine miles from Denver, shot and fatally injured Mrs. S. Wallbrack, proprietor of the hostelry; wounded her husband, and fled to the street, where he fired upon four pedestrians. One was perhaps fatally injured. Ballew then set fire to the hotel. It burned to the ground. Colorado Crop Best Ever. Denver.—The value of the crop which' will be harvested in this statu during the rest of the summer and the fall has been estimated at $200,000,000. This is the most valuable crop that has ever been ready to gather In this state and a determined effort will be made to keep this money within the state as far as possible. Colorado is not the only state that faces the best year in its history. All through the United States come reports of fine crops, and this means prosperity, uot only to the farmers but to all the peo ple of the country. Colorado’s Factory Output $150,000,000. Washington.—Colorado’s prosperity for 1912 will be shown not alone In the record-breaking yield of her lands and the $200,000,000 the farmers will receive for that yield, but in Increased activity in almost every line of busi ness, and especially increased output of factories. Colorado's factory output, as shown by the census bureau, was about $130,- 000,000 in 1909. Last year was not an exceptionally prosperous year for man ufacturers In the state, and the output was perhaps no greater than for 1909. But it will be much greater this year, reaching $150,000,000. Progressives Name State Ticket. Denver. —The first state assembly of the Progressive party was held in Denver August Ist. E. P. Costigan of Denver was nominated for governor. Isaac N. Stevens of Denver was named for the short term to the United States Senate. The long term was left open. Other offices to be filled are attorney general, superintendent of public instruction and regents of the state university. No platform was adopted. This was left until after the National Progressive convention In Chicago. Twenty-three out of the six ty-two counties of the state were rep resented at the convention. The following delegates were named for the National convention: Isaac N. Stevens, Denver; E. P. Costigan, Den ver; Ben B. Lindsey, Denver; W. J. L. Crank; Ira M. Long; C. E. Fisher, Logan; H. E. Witwer, Weld; E. G. Dennis. Montrose; A. M. Strong, Con ejos; E. H. Troutman, Fremont; Maud Saunders, Denver; H. W. Coulter, Prowers. LITTLE COLORADO ITEMS. Small Happenings Occurring Over the State Worth While. Weltia NnriwMr Union Nowo Service. The outlook for a bumper potato crop at Carbondale ia good. Rocky Ford’s new system of street lighting has been finished. Delta county farmers will ship 4,- 000 cars of fruit this season. # Mrs. Jean Hooper Page, writer and poet, died recently at her home in Den ver. Cantaloupes in carload lots will ce shipped from Rocky Tord by August 15th. The beet and potato crops in the vi cinity of Hardin have been destroyed by hall. Hall did severe damage in some in stances destroying crops, around Hugo recently. A large amount of small fruits and vegetables is being shipped from CaQon City. The Northern Colorado Power Company has established headquar ters in Boulder. Colorado Springs has been damaged thousands of dollars by the overflow ing of Fountain creek. A heavy wind and rain storm swept the Wiggins country, causing great damage to crops and roads. Over two miles of track near Well ington on the Colorado & Southern was washed out by a cloudburst. For beans which are allowed to dry on the vines the Fort Lupton canning factory will pay the farmers flos per acre. An organized band of horse thieves is operating in the vicinity of Rocky Ford, and the losses have been con siderable. It is now believed that five people, one woman and four men, lost their lives in the recent Rock Island wreck at Pueblo. Gophers, burrowing in the bank of the Evans town ditch, caused a leak that inundated crops, causing losses estimated at 410,000. A heavy hailstorm swept the Eaton district, covering a path twelve miles wide and twenty miles long. Hundreds of acres were destroyed. Christian Manlatls, a Greek restau rant keeper in Denver, has received a black hand letter ordering him to quit business and leave the city. Thirty-two persons were killed in Colorado mines during the first four months of 1912, according to the Bu reau of Mines in Washington. A hailstorm, almost a cyclone, swept the Lakespur district, destroying everything in its path and causing damage to crops estimated at 5100,000. Perry Lewis, foreman of a switch crew on the Santa Fe, was instantly killed at La Junta by losing his bal ance and falling from a swiftly moving freight train. With their town taxes at 35 mills, the people of Plattevllle at a mass meeting refused to assume any addi tional burden in the way of bonded in debtedness. The flow of water from the Roose velt tunnel at Cripple Creek has in creased to 10,000 gallons per minute or more, as against 9,600 gallons two weeks ago. Benny Chaves, the Trinidad Mexi can prize fighter, has been matched for a twenty-round, bout with Monte Attel of San Francisco, at Santa F 6, Labor Day. Maldartz Gomez of Fort Collins was arrested for beating his sixteen-year old wife with a knotted “blacksnake” until blood dripped from her shoul ders and back. Actual construction of the woman's *building at the University of Colorado at Boulder, to be erected as a me morial to Mrc. Sarah Platt Decker, probably will be started soon. F. J. Bawden, treasurer of San Juan county, and a Socialist, has re fused to collect the military poll tax in that county. His political views caused him to take this action. Believing they were administering Epsom salts, the parents of Frank Brock, age eighteen, o' Denver, gave him a- large quantity of cyanide of potassium, which caused his death. Edward McCullom, 80, wanted for embezzlement in Utah, and Lester Aid rich, 20, charged with kidnapping, es caped from the Delta jail by burrowing a two-foot hole through the wall. The first pest district formed under the new pest law for fighting grass hoppers, prairie dogs, weeds and oth er pests, is now being operated to good advantage in the Atwood section. Andrew McKay, the third man to lo cate a claim in Cripple Creek twenty years ago and at one time one of the richest mining men in Colorado, was arrested in Grand Junction recently upon a charge of drunkenness. Socialists of Boulder county ap peared before the County Commis sioners with a request that the coun ty take steps to give employment to the idle men of the county. They want the county to finance an experi mental co-operative plan in producing the necessities of life. FIRST MEETING OF PROGRESSIVES COL. ROOSEVELT SWINGS BIG STICK AND EXCLUDES SOUTH ERN NEGRO DELEGATES. JOHNSON FOR2NDPLACE * TEDDY WANTED SOUTHERN MAN FOR RUNNING MATE, BUT WAS OVERRULED. Western Newspaper Union Naws Service. Chicago.—The first session of the first national convention of the new Progressive party of which Colonel Theodore Roosevelt is sponsor, was held in the Coliseum Monday, and while the setting waß attended by all the usual ceremony and paraphernalia of a national political gathering, the actual proceedings were suggestive of a love feast. Not a dissenting voice was raised during the session. The question of negro representation from the Sonth had caused friction earlier In the day in the national committee but there was no echo of this fight on the floor of the convention. Chicago.—Governor Hiram W. John son of California seemed agreed upon Monday night as the vice presidential nominee of the National Progressive party_ to make the first fight of the new political organization with Col onel Theodore Roosevelt. Early in the evening Judge Ben B. Lindsey of Denver, a former Democrat, had been agreed upon as permanent chairman of the convention. Colonel Roosevelt had endorsed the recom mendation of Judge Lindsey and the plan had been enthusiastically ap proved by the delegates. Later, however, Judge Lindsey called on the colonel and had a long talk with him. He said he had been suffering from asthma and did not feel physically capable of taking up tho work. Under the circumstances Colonel Roosevelt agreed to release him and while it had not been finally decided, it was said to be likely that former Senator Beveridge of Indiana the temporary chairman, would con tinue as permanent presiding officer. Agreeing on a candidate for vice president and selecting a choice for permanont chairman were troubles that were hardly second to tlte negro problem. Colonel Roosevelt was anxious that a Southern Democrat should be hts running mate. Before the convention Colonel Roosevelt Insisted that he would not bring any pressure to bear upon tho convention to ratify his de sire. The inability of the committee to discover a Southern Democrat suffi ciently stronge to balance the presi dential ticket resulted in an agree ment on Governor Johnson. Colonel Roosevelt has expressed his entire satisfaction with the Idea. Colonel Theodore Roosevelt reached Chicago at 9 o’clock Monday morning. It was only the ghost of an ovation that he got when he made his way out of tho La Salle street station. A del egation of Californinns and a band fur nished most of tho noise. Not more than ECO outsiders got in the colonel's way as he hurried up the gangway to the taxicab stand. It was about the sort of n reception thnt tho ex-presi dent has been used tc in small towns hut compared with the hurrah that en veloped Hui on bis arrival during the Republican convention last June, it was rs nothing. Colonel Roosevelt put iu a stormy two hours before he succeeded In stra'ghtenlrg out thq tangle over the contesting negro delegates from the South. Temporary Officers Named. Temporary officers of the Progress ive convention as announced were: Temporary chairman, Albert J. Bev eridge, Indiana. General secretary, O. K. Davis, Washington, D. C. Chief Assistant secretary, Wilson Brooks, Chicago. In his keynote speech at the open ing of the convention Seuator Albert J. Beveridge said: “The first words of the consti tution are, ’We are tho people,’ and they declare that tho constitution’s purpose is to form a perfect union and to p-onioie the general wel fare.' To do Just that is the very heart of ths Progressive cause:’ Beveridge told in detail the purpose and program of the Progressive party: “Abuse,” s»U*. he, “will only strength en it; ridicule only hasten its growth, falsehood only speed Its victory!” The Florida nnd Mississippi cases which had not boon ruled upon by the provisional i o’.ionnl committee wer-t placed bcfnvs him in detail and it de veloped th-.t. thsrd T>a» sharp differ ence of opinion la the Roosevelt camp. |H AAEAL time—Eager children! HI nuiify yomHy - nwp Beef yfaiiml «* plain It mU » dandy duh. It’* nay to pnpan niprame m quality, and coat* no non than otdinaiy UmU. hGkMJtfMrTiM At Every Grocers Libby, MsNeiU & Libby a f& THE BEST STOCK SADDLES:;^ eble prices, write for free W ifl illustrated catalogue. PV A. H. HESS & CO. 3M Travis St.. Hsestso, Tex. BEYOND LIMIT OF PATIENCE Uses of the Telephone Will Be Apt to Condone Mr. Buslman’a Brief Loss of Temper. He was just about exasperated with the telephone, was Mr. Buslman. Ten times that morning he had tried to get on to a number, and each time something had prevented him from speaking. Either It was “num ber engaged,” or the person he want ed to speak to was out, or else he had been suddenly cut off. At last he got through. “Hallo!" said he. “Is Mr. X. there?” “Yes,” replied a voice. "Do you want to speak to him?" That was the last straw. Back came the reply In Icy tones: “Oh, no! Nothing of the sort. I merely rung up to hand him a cigar!** Rare Books for Harvard. Harry Elkins Wldener, who was lost on the Titanic, had a very valuable collection of books, and these will go to Harvard university. His grand father, P. A. B. Wldener, will provide a building In which the books will be adequately housed. The collection In cludes a first folio Shakespeare, a copy of Shakespeare's poems In the original binding, and what Is described as the finest collection in the world of Robert Louis Stevenson’s, works. Education should give the child more capacity for doing work and helping itself to the good things of life, too many try to help themselves wlth out performing any useful labor. To The Last Mouthful one enjoy* a bowl of aitp, delightful Post Toasties with cream or (tewed fruit —or both. Some people make an entire breakfad out of this combination. Tty it I "The Memory Lingers” Sold by Grocer*. Pawn Cereal Compeer. Limbed. Bank Creek. Micb.. U. 9. A.