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H. Y. Tarwater, Publisher. OHBYKNNB WELLS - COLORADO NINETY-TWO DIE FROM HEAT CRICAGO AND TUCSON 102 DE GREES—HOTTEST PLACES IN UNITED STATES. HUNDREDS PROSTRATED HOSPITALS IN MIDDLE WEST ME< TROPOLIS FILLED BY THE WEATHER VICTIMS. Western Newspaper Union News Service. Monday’s Heat Death Toll. Chicago.—46 (lead; hundreds pros trated; hospitals crowded by heat vic tims. Milwaukee.—3 dead; 13 in Wisconsin; hundreds prostrated. Joliet. 111.—2 (lead; scores prostrated. Peoria, i 11.—5 dead; 10 in two days. Grand Hapids, Mich. —7 dead; 17 pros trated. St. Louis.—2 dead; several prostrated. St. Paul.—n dead; many prostrated. La Crosse, Wis.—4 dead; 1 insane by heat, hallos self. Detroit, Mich.—ll dead; score pros trated. Cincinnati. —2 dead; many prostrated. South Bend, Ind.—s dead; 1 driven in sane by heat; several prostrated. Denver, July 1. —Reports received show that at least 92 persons died yesterday as result of the heat wave in the Central West. The heat which has continued uninterrupted for six days extended frfom western Kansas to Pittsburg and as far north as Lake Superior. From 90° at Pittsburg the temper ature through the whole Middle West ranged well into the nineties. Mar quette, usually cool, on the shore of Dake Superior, recorded 92°. It was 102° in Chicago. This gave Chicago the record of being the hottest place in the United States, except for Tuc son, Arizona, where the temperature also was 102°. Intense suffering was reported in all of the large cities enveloped in the heat wave. Fatalities due to the heat were re ported nt llihbing, Minn.; Biwabik, Minn.; Milwaukee, Racine, La Crosse, Wis.; Peoria, St. Louis, Grand Rap ids, Cleveland and Chicago. In Chicago alone there were 46 deaths officially reported. From dif ferent points in Wisconsin 13 deaths were reported. Drownings. electrical storms, high winds and intense heat were the fea tures of the weather near Duluth. Heat prostrations were beyond count. Throughout this area hope of only Blight relief is offered by the weather bureau officials for today. PROBE LOBBY CHARGE Accused Men Demand Full Investiga tion of Mulhall's “Underground “System” Lobby Charges. Washington, July 2.—lnvestigation of lobbyists and lobbies by the Sen ate will reopen Wednesday with a number of prominent Wall Street men as witnesses. Chairman Overman decided late yesterday after a talk with President Wilson and informal conferences with his committee associates, to renew activity at once instead of waiting un til July Bth as he had planned. Investigation of the so-called “un derground system” at the Capitol not only by the Senate lobby committee but by a select committee of the House also promises to be the first result of the sensational charges by Martin M. Mulhall, who claims to have been the general field •'lobbyist” lor the National Association of Manu facturers. Mulhall's allegation that representa tives, senators and high officials had been “reached” or “influenced,” that the lobby conducted its operations from a room in the Capitol, paid money to employes there, took an act ive hand in making up committees and went out actively in the political campaigns to defeat congressmen who opposed legislation the lobby wanted, have thrown congressional circles into an uproar. Speaker Clark issued a statement confirming the charge that the lobby had worked for his defeat. Many con gressmen mentioned, however, who feel that they have been brought in without any specific charges against them declare they will not be satis fied with the Senate committee’s in vestigation alone but will insist on a select committee of the House to sift the charges. COLORADO STATE NEWS Western Newspaper Union News Service. DATES FOR COMING EVENTS. July 17-19.—Meeting of Colorado Stock Growers at Glenwood Springs. July 23-26.—National Convention of federation of American Motorcy _ clistß, Donver. July 28.—Pacific Jurisdiction, W. O. W. at Colorado Springs. Aug. 11.—Daughters of Pocahontas, Great Council, at Denver. Aug. 12.—Independent Order of Red Men, Great Council, at Denver. Aug. 12-15.—32nd Triennial Conclave of Knights Templar, Denver. Aug. 12-16.—Knights of the Golden Eagle, at Denver. Aug:. 18-20.—American Association of lark Superintendents at Denver. Aug:. 18-20.—Army of the 'Philippines National Society at Denver. Aug.—Grand Council of Order of Red Men at Denver. Aug. 25.—Conference of Governors at Colorado Springs. Aug. 26.—Knights of Pythias Grand Lodge meeting at Trinidad. Se Pt- 2-4.—Shan Kive Indian Festival „ Colorado Springs. Sept. 8-9.—Meeting of Royal High landers in Denver. Sept. 15-20.—Colorado State Fair at Pueblo. Sept.—National Association of First- Class Postmasters at Denver. ° ct i i-3. —State W. C. T. U. Convention at Sallda. - ct ; —Colorado State Baptist Asso *«?l at, 9 n at Pueblo. 1 a**' —*?a st Grand Council -of North American Indians, Denver. Holly’s new Presbyterian church Is nearing completion. The canning factory at Loveland ts busy canning peas, a large acreage having been grown this year. ° Judge Daniel Hawk of Greeley, a pioneer resident of Weld county, died at the Colorado sanitarium at the age of seventy-eight. July dividend disbursements by Denver companies, of the stock which is owned in the city, amounts to a total of $1,521,053. Henry W. Hinkle, thirty-six, a col ored messenger for the Hibernia bank of Denver, was arrested on a charge of having stolen nearly S9OO from the bank. The Right Reverend Bishop N. C. Matz, head of the Catholic diocese of Colorado, dedicated the new Church of the Blessed Sacrament in Park Hill in Denver. F. F. Witting, a Longmont druggist charged with a violation of the liquor law, pleaded guilty and paid a fine of $125 and costs, which aggregated $109.26. Residents of Englewood are con tributing to the relief of Mrs. Julia Guthrie and her three children, who were made homeless by the Engle wood flood. The President nominated postmas ters in Colorado as follows: Huse Taylor, Cripple Creek; H. Reynolds, Greeley; Finley Dye, Julesburg; V. It. Liggett, Blanco. The Rev. John H. Merritt, D.D., a resident of Colorado since IS7I, nearly thirty years of which was spent in ac tive work, died at Boulder after an illness extending for several years. Architect F. E. Edbrooke of the state capitol was instructed at a meeting of the capitol managers to proceed with advertising for bids for completing the new state museum. New engineering shops, to cost be tween $7,000 and SIO,OOO, are to be constructed at Colorado college at Colorado Springs, and work will start in a few days in razing the old frame buildings. Former Mayor Henry J. Arnold and former Alderman H. M. Moore of Den ver reported to the police that they were among the victims of pick pockets. Mr. Arnold lost $25 and Mr. Moore sls. More than fifty newspaper men, representatives of the principal Ger man papers through the United States, were in Denver attending the thirty first meeting of the North American Gymnastic Union. With more brutality than they had heretofore displayed in any of their holdups in Denver, the unidentified man and woman robbers assaulted and robbed Samuel W. Fargo, chief clerk and claim agent for the American Ex press Company. Because a speeding automobilist re fused to share a portion of the street, Father Antonine of the South Boulder Mission was thrown from his motor cycle in BQulder. He was obliged to take to the ditch in order to avoid a collision. He escaped with a few minor injuries. The secretary of the interior ha 3 designated 1,500 acres of land in Routt county for entry under the enlarged homestead act. He has ordered with drawn from settlement 3,000 acres along the Muddy and West Muddy creeks in the Battlement national for est for power site purposes. Institutions of the state whose ap propriations come under the second class must be satisfied to receive only thirty-five per cent of their money for the fiscal year ending No vember 30, 1913, Instead of fifty per cent, the appropriations made by the_ assembly being for the biennial’ period. Explosion of an ammunition calsaon during the Battle of Gettsburg, by which a number of soldiers of the Twenty-eighth Infantry were killed. HIGH TIDE OF WAR BATTLE OF QETTY8BURQ WA8 TURNING POINT OF GREAT CIVIL CONFLICT. BOTH SIDES FOUGHT BRAVELY Three Days of Fighting That Resulted In Total Losses of Over 60,000 and Put Confederate Forces on the Defensive. Bravely fought by two great armies of Americans, bravely won by the Fed erals and bravely lost by the Confed erates the battle of Gettysburg proved to be the turning point of the Civil war. Before that the victories of the south were frequent and Its armies were aggressive. After the bloody battle of July 1, 2 and 3, 1863, the forces of the Confederacy were gen erally on the defensive. Lee’s Inva sion of the north, undertaken In the hope that It would bring foreign aid to the southern cause, was brought to a sudden and disastrous end. General Lee’s army at Gettysburg numbered approximately 84,000, while the Federal forces, under command of Gen. George G. Meade, aggregated about 80,000 officers and men. Lee’s corps commanders were Generals Longstreet, Ewell and A. P. Hill. Com manders of the Union corps were Gen erals John F. Reynolds, W. 8. Han cock, D. B. Sickles, Sykes, Sedgwick, O. O. Howard and Slocum. Reynolds, sent ahead to feel out the enemy, arrived at Gettysburg the eve ning of June 31, and In the fighting which began early the next day, was killed. Gen. Abner Doubleday, who succeeded him, was forced back to Seminary Ridge, after hard fighting, and then had to abandon that posi tion, so that the first day of the bat tle was in reality a Confederate vic tory. That night Meade ordered the entire Union army to Gettysburg, and by next morning the two armleB were confronting each other along a ten mile line of battle. Lee ordered Longstreet to turn the left flank of the Federal army by tak ing Little Round Top, but Sickles de fended that position so stubbornly that Longstreet’s movement was ohecked, Peach Orchard, Cemetery Hill, Culp's Hill and The Devil's Den were the scenes of desperate fighting, and Little Round Top was saved to the Federals by the arrival of a brig ade under General Weed. His men dragged the gunB of a battery to the summit by hand. V The third day opened with a won derful artillery duel, the greatest of the entire war, and then came Pick ett’s charge, which has gone Into his tory as one of the most heroic as saults of all time. The men of Pickett’s division formed In brigade columns, move dsteadily across open fields which were swept by such a storm of shrapnel and rlflle fire as had never before been seen, and though they fell like grain before the reap* ers, some of them reaching the Union lines, only to be speedily overcome. * That ended the mighty battle, and This picture shows a view from Little Round Top, looking over the wheat field where the second day's battle fiercely surged. there was nothing left for Lee to do but get back Into Virginia. Gettysburg cost the Union army the lives of a number of generals, and tho losb of nearly 24,000 men. On the Confederate side five generals were killed and nearly 30,000 men killed or wounded.