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GATHERED FROM All Parts of the State Western N* wspapcr Union News Service. DATES FOR COMING* EVENTS. Aug. 18-20.1—Army of the Philippines - National Society at Denver. _ Aug. 19-22.—County Fair and Race Meeting af Lamar. V * * ' Aug. 21-23.—8. P. O. Elks State Re union at. Walserxburg. s ■ . - A-Ug.* 23.—Barbecue by Territorial Daughters of Colorado, near Little ton. Aug, .25,—-Conference of Governors at * Colorado Springs.'' Aug. 25-27. —Meeting of Philippine Na tional Society, at Denver. _ Aug. 26.—Knights of Pythias Grand Lodge mectlng\at Trinidad. Aug. 25-28.—Grand LbQffe and Uniform , Hank EncarhpmenV KT Of P-. at Trin dad. .... Aug. 28.—Pumpkin Pie Day at Long . mont. .* , u Aug. 26-29.—County' Firh**'antf- Race Meeting at Las Anitaus. • "-i L. .. August 29 Plfck!6'day,' at* Platte-, vllle. . . , «. Sept. l/-—Tomato Dayi at Fort; Lppton. Sept. 2-4.—Shan fclvo Indian Festival at Colorado Sd rings..- ~, 0/ Vi* v Sent. 2-s.—Larimer County Fair at . Loveland. • , , . >r t „ . Sept. .2-o.—County Fata* ' ahd'* - Race Meeting at Rocky FordL . . Sept. 3-s.—Wild West Show at Fort Collins. . Sept. 6.—Second Annual Fall Festival at Weldona. Sept. 8-9.—Meeting of Royal high landers in Denver. ... Sept: 9-ill.—rMeso* County Industrial ahd" Fruit Fair at Grand Junction. Sept. 9-11.—Weld Couuty Fair at Greeley. Sept. 9-12.—County Fair and Race 'Meeting at Sugar City., - ' Sept. 9-12.—Morgan County Fair at Fort Morgan. _ ~ Sept. 9-12.—Las Animas County Fair at Tr.ihfdad: „ ' Sept. 11-12—Eighth District W. C. T. U. Convention at Denver. Sept. 16-19.—Western Slope Fair at Montrose. Sept. J5-2U.—Colorado State Fair at Pueblo. Oct. 1-3—State W. C. T. U- Conven tion at Fort Collins. Qct. 2-4.—Sedgwick County Fair at Julesburg. Oct. 7-12.—Meeting Society of Ameri can Indians, at Denver. Oat. 21, —Colorado State Baptist Asso ciation at Pueblo. . „ . Oct. 30.-Nov. I—Colorado Kennel Club Show at Denver. Jan. 1.9-24.—National Western Stock ‘'Show at Denver. 1915.—-Last Grand Council of North American Indians.. Denver. ATI the public offices in Denver were closed during the Knights Tem plar parade. Over 10ft"pilgrims and their wives left Fort Mbrgnn Sunday for the ‘Knights. Templar conclave at Denver. Otto Grandstrom, seventy-one years old, was found dead on the slope of Mount Baldy, near French pass at Breckenridge, by his son. “Free Masonry does not live in repu tation, but in character,” declared the Rev. Elmer E 'Jiigly from the pulpit of Grace Methodist Episcopal church in Denver, Ten freight cars were smashed in a rear-end collision on the Santa F 6 near Swink. One train was standing on the track when the other train struck it. J. M. Sampllner, Ollie Bannister and C. E. Bond left Grand Junction for the East to purchase the furniture for the new Elks’ home. The furniture bill will total nearly SIO,OOO. The taking of evidence in the Wyo ming-Colorado suit which involves the question of the diversion of water from the Laramie river, will begin at Cheyenne, August 18. The annual convention of the State Federation of Labor at Trinidad August 18 promises to be one of the stormiest and largest conventions in the history of that body. Mrs. Anna Barnard, known as “Queen Ann” and conceded to be one of the most beautiful women who has ever lived in northwestern Colorado, has returned from Texas to face a second trial at Steamboat Springs. Seized with cramps while swimming in a deep pool near West Fifth avenue and Alcott street, in Denver, Win field Scott Nesbit, aged seventeen, was drowned, desp'te heroic efforts by Frederick Lewis, eleven, to rescue him. Burial services of the Late Thomas .7. McCue, former state senator from Denver county and Democratic na tional committeeman of Colorado, took place in the Cathedral of the Immacu late Conception in Denver. The body was interred at Mt. Olivet. Louis Dann, a coal miner, formerly employed by the Yampa Valley Coal Company at Oak Creek, has instituted suit in District Court against the com pany for $50,000 damages for the loss of his legs in a singular accident in the McKinley mine on June 5, 1912. Benjamin Longrigg, ninety, died in Denver at the county hospital from a complication of diseases. He had ill ten years. Longrigg was born in England in 1823. He came to Denver in 1881 and while he was in good health, was a newspaper man, both a printer and reporter. He was widely known in Denver and throughout Colorado. With words of welcome and good cheer, the Very Rev. Dean H. Martyn Hart, greeted the visiting Knights Templar who gathered for worship in St. John’s cathedral Sunday morning. He likened the architecture of the cathedral to the symbolic cross of the order and proclaimed that structure especially fitting as a place of Knight ly religious devotion. KILL ONE, WOUND ONE IN REVOLVEA DUEL AT TELLU RIDE OVER PAIR OF SHOES. At Inquest, Conducted By Coroner, It Was Found That Taylor Killed Wil liam MeCready in Self Defense. Western Newspaper Ugion News Service. Telluride, Colo. —In a revolver duel at Sam Spur, nineteen miles from here, William MeCready was Instant ly killed and George' Taylor was fatal ly wounded. Charles MeCready, broth er of the dead man, is in the county jail here awaiting the outcome of Tay lor's injuries. The men were work ing at a road camp of W. 11. Nelson, who is constructing tfoe state highway. Sheriff Edward Hoffman. Coroner Edgar Hadley and District Attorney Adams left immediately for the Beene of the shooting and at an inquest con ducted by the coroner it was found that Taylor killed William MeCready in self-defense. Soon after Taylor was placed in the hospital he became aware that death was near and said he wished to make a dying statement. “When we left camp to begin work,” he said, ! ‘both brothers met me and told me to take my shoes off. 1 re fused and we quarreled all the way to where we were working. Then ‘Bill told me to take the shoes oft agatn and when I refused he drew his re volver. I reached into my pocket for mine and he fired. His bullet went into my left arm. I got my revolver out and fired at him and he fell. I turned around and saw Charley standing with his gun in his hand. I started for my horse and he fired twice at me. That’s all I remember until 1 came to when the sheriff ar rived. I owned the shoes.” Damage From Lightning and Rairi. Colorado Springs.—Thrilling rescues by the fire department, narrow es capes from drowning and lightning flashes, and damage to property amounting to more than SIOO,OOO, characterized the electrical storm that broke here shortly before T o'clock Sunday night and which was the fiercest in the history of the Pike's Peak region. On account of wires be ing down, traffic tied up and people held prisoners in their homes, reports of the exact damage are slow in com ing in, out bo far ns is known there was no loss of life. Receive Thousands Trout Eggs. Fort Collins. —A consignment of 160,000 native trout eggs were re ceived at the Fort Collins fish hatch ery from State Fish and. Game Com missioner James A. Shinn. The eggs were in excellent condition and will hatch in from ten day to two weeks. Directors of the fish and game associ ation are investigating the feasibility of keeping the fry until they are two or three inches long, so that they may be sturdy enough to he released into the main Foudre river instead of having to be taken to the upper streams, from which many would not return to the stream acces sible to Fort Collins. W. O. W. Bar Forest Companions. Colorado Springs.—The application of the Companions of the Forest, asking recognition us an auxiliary of tlie Woodmen of tne World, was re fused by the head camp of the Pa cific jurisdiction. This action was taken, according to a resolution, on the ground that "new and momentous question of policy are under way,” and the matter of taking the women into the order could not he given the consideration it merited at this time. Aeronauts, bicycle riders, automobile racers and other perilous callings have been placed on the prohibitive list iu the insurance feature of the or der. Great Conclave Formally Opened. Denver. —The thirty-second triennial conclave of Knights Templar is on. And all Denver, decked in gala attire, welcomed the vanguard of Knights Templardom, headed by the Most Emi nent Sir William B. Melish, grand master of Knights Templar, entered the open gates of the city, and the conclave was launched among scenes most auspicious for a successful con vention. Woman Loses Eye. Ault.—Mrs. Phillip Warren has re turned after three weeks in a Denver hospital. Her husband shot her by ac cident when the two were killing rats on the Warren farm. He sent a charge of buckshot into her face, shoulders and breast. She lost her left eye. Gorgeous Display Greets Knights. Denver. —With brilliant lighting ef fects glowing over every square inch of Denver's downtown district, the city poured nearly 150,000 of its in habitants into the business district Saturday night to welcome the Knights Templar. EASTERN COLORADO TIMES. WILSON DETECTS LOBBY FOR WAR PERSONS UNKNOWN TO HIM TRY ING TO FORCE U. 8. TO FIGHT MEXICO. LIND REACHES CAPITAL OPENS OFFICE IN EMBASSY BUILDING—NO ATTEMPT TO ; HARM HIM. "Western Newspaper Union News Service. Washington.—President Wilson let it be known that he was inclined to believe there was an organized desire —proceeding from sources unknown to him—to bring on a war between the United States and Mexico. The President does not regard the move ment as extensive, but as very troublesome and referred to misrep resentations in some individual news papers. He indicated that he shared somew'hat the views of Senator Wil liams, who declared in a speech that an organized lobby existed to involve the United States in war. There is no occasion for alarm, in the opinion of the President who told callers that within the last forty-eight hours the Mexican situation had im proved materially. It was made clear by the President to those with whom he discussed the situation that the in structions to John Lind, his personal representative, were chiefly to in form the American government how things stood generally in Mexico and just what were the opportunities for the good .offices of the United States in the interest of peace. Lind Opens Office. Mexico City. Ex-Governor John I.ind, the personal envoy of President Wilson in Mexico City, installed him self in temporary office at the United States embassy as unofficial adviser to the American charge d’affaires, Nelson O’Shauglinessy. Mr. Lind passed several hours in close confer ence with the charge, discussing the difficulties of the Mexican nation, for which he, it is alleged, brings a pan acea. London Press Comment. London. —In an editorial the Daily Graphic says: "The mission of John Lind to Mex ico has all the disadvantages of med dlesomeness without the advantages of intervention. It can have no ter rors for President Huerta because no force is behind it, and prudent men will be thankful if it only fails de cently.’’ The Times editorially agrees that President Wilson is acting entirely within his rights and says that it would be a good policy on the part of the Mexican government to listen to Mr. Lind's representations in the spirit in which they are made and not irritate American opinion by stickling about punctilio. "Greatest Decorations I Ever Saw.’’ Denver. —George M. Moulton is a past grand master of the Knights Templar. Therefore he is competent to talk about decorations. And when lie says that the splendor of Denver outdoes the most gorgeous of previ ous displays, Denverites may well rub their palms and laugh a laugh of joy in work well done. Twelve Thousand Plumes in Parade. Denver, Aug. 12. —Following the “Cross and Crown’’ emblazoned ban ner of their order, 12,000 plumed and uniformed Knights Templar marched through the streets of Denver in the most spectacular event of the entire triennial conclave. Thousands Attend Opening Services. Denver. —A fitting inauguration of the greatest conclave ever held by the Knights Templar was the divine ser vices in the Auditorium Sunday after noon. Five thousand persons packed the immense building. The services were in charge of Bishop John M. Wal den of Cincinnati, grand prelate of the grand encampment, assisted by Rev. John Wallis Ohl of Denver, grAnd prelate of the Grand Commandery of Colorado. It was the event of the day, auspiciously opening with earnest re ligious spirit the great conclave in Denver. Two Americans Honored. Paris. —Two Americans, William M. Fullerton and Charles F. Beach, have been made chevaliers of the Legion of Honor. They were proposed by M. Pichon, the French minister of foreign affairs. Thirteen Canal Employes Killed. Colon. —Thirten men were killed by an unexpected slide at the Portobelle quarry, which completely buried a steam shovel near which they were working. STATE CAPITAL NEWS Western Netvepaper Union News Service. TO GREET SECRETARY GARRIBON Governor Ammon* to Head Delegation to Extend Welcome Aug. 25. Denver. —Governor Ammons, Adju tant General Chase, President E. J. Vetter of the Denver Chamber of Commerce,' George H. Knifton and J. F. Valle, with members of the cham ber's committee on military affairs, which will extend formal greeting to Secretary of War Lindley M. Garrison at Cheyenne August 24, will leave Den ver August The secretary will re main here one day. An Invitation was extended by the chamber to J. A. M. Adair, chairman of the national House committee on expenditures in the War Department, to be present during his visit. Seven Referendum Petition* Filed. Denver. —Secretary of State Pearce announced that the check of tho names on the referendum petition filed on bills passed by the last Legislature had been completed. The petition for a referendum vote on the bill creating Alamosa county, out of portions of Conejos and Costillo counties, was rejected on the ground that it was 629 names short of the required number. The other six ref erendum petitions were found to have enough signatures. They arc: A petition referring tho entire public utility bill; a petition re ferring sections 35, 86 and 37 of the public utility bill; a petition referring sections 36 and 37 of the public util ity bill; a petition referring tho com mission merchants’ bill; a petition re ferring the bill forbidding privately paid deputy sheriffs, and a petition re ferring the bill changing the law on assumption of risks. The effect of the rejection of this petition will be that the Alamosa county law is now effective and the county, for which no officers have been appointed, has a legal existence. The six referendum petitions which were legally filed and one initiated bill, declaring newspapers to be public utilities, are all now in sight for a vote at the next state election. Delegates to Social Hygiene Congress. Denver. —Governor Ammons has ap pointed delegates to represent Colo rado at the Fourth International Con gress of School Hygiene, to be held in Buffalo, N. Y., August T-25 to 3. They are: Dr. James H. Baker, Boulder: Prof. Z. X. Snyder, Greeley; Dr. H, A. Buchtel, Denver; Dr. Wm. D. Slocum, Colorado Springs; Mrs. Mary C. C. Bradford, Denver; Prof. Wm. H. Smi ley, Denver; Prof. F. D. Slutz, Pueb lo; Prof. J. F. Keating, Pueblo; Prof. Carlos M. Cole, Pueblo; Dr. Pearl Dorr, Denver; J. Foster Symes, Den ver; S. Poulterer Morris,-Denver; Rev. J. F. McDonough, Denver; Miss Elea nor Wilkinson, Greeley; Miss Ger trude Vaile, Denver; Dr. Walter Mer ritt, Pueblo; Dr. James Rae Arneill, Denver. Hupbbard Appraises Two Big Estates. Denver. —State Inheritance Tax Ap praiser Hubbard returned to Denver after fixing valuations on two estates that will bring in Inheritance taxes of approximately SIO,OOO. The largest es tate was that of James W. Beaty of Manzanola, which was appraiser at $400,000. '“This estate was one of the cleanest I ever saw,” said Hubbard. "There was not a claim outstanding against it. The estate was owned equally by two brothers and reached a total of ssoo,ooo, of which half be longed to James W. Beaty.” The oth er estate, that of the late Bertram Dobbins of Colorado Springs, totaled $300,000. .Steady Increase in Coal Production. Denver. —Coal mining as in indus try in Colorado began in ISC4, when a production of 500 short tons was re corded. In 1876 the production reached for the first time a total exceeding 100,000 tons, and six years later, in 18S2, it had reached the million-ton mark. Since that date the increase has been almost uninterrupted. The production exceeded 3,000,000 tons in 1890; ten years later it had grown to over 5,000,000 tons, and in 1910 It ex ceeded 11,000,000 tons, but in 1912 it fell just below the 11,000,060-ton mark. Two Governor* to Visit Ammons. Denver. —Governor Ammons- has re ceived letters from Governors Hodges of Kansas and McDonald of New Mex ico, saying they will be in Colorado a week before the conference of gov ernors which opens in Colorado Springs, August 26. Governor Am mons has invited them to spend the lime in Denver CLEVER POSTCARD CIPHER Simple In Construction, but Will Foil All Efforts of Uninitiated to Read the Message. Postal cards would undoubtedly be In much greater demand than they are for purposes of correspondence but for the fact that the messages they convey are open to all through whose hands they may pass. Yet this objection Is easily overcome. There are some beautifully slmplo ciphers that are almost Impossible for anyone not In the secret to read. Only by luck, for Instance, can even the ex pert find the key to a short message written In the "trellis” or “grill” ci pher. It is extremely Bimple and thousands of people us it to baffle folks who take an Interest in the con tents of postcards. To use it, all you have to do Is to cut a few oblong boles in a blank postcard, place It over the postcard you mean to write on, and write your message In the holes. Then take the upper card off and write some natural reading sen tences round the cipher words. Any inquisitive person reading the card when it reaches your correspondent’s house will find a message of no inter est whatever. Only your correspond dent himself, or herself, can read th*b™ real message, and that by placing on the card a blank card cut out ex actly the same way as your own. Fish Not Wanted. "I hear you’re going to marry Archie Blueblood, Diana. Is it true?” asked one young society woman rtf another. “Marry him! I should think not! What on earth could I do with the man? He can't ride, he can't play ten nis, golf, nor, for that matter, can he even drive a motorcar!” “Oh/ ’said the friend, “but he can swim beautifully, you know!” “Swim, indeed! Now, 1 ask you, would you like a husband you bad to keep in an aquarium?” Such Ingratitude! Briggs—So Mudge is getting bet ter? Braggs—Yes, he will soon be all right now. But, talking about sells, you know we had nearly $100 raised to put up a nice monument for him, as no one thought he could recover. And now he comes round and wants to borrow It to help pay his doctor's bill. What do you think of that? — Stray Stories. Misconstrued. An American motoring through a small Scotch town was pulled up for excessive speed. “Didn't you see that notice ‘Dead Slow?' ” inquired the policeman. “ 'Course I did,” returned the Vifcakee, "but I thought it referred to your durned little town!”—London Eve ning Standard. Important to Mothers Examine carefully every bottle of CASTORIA, a safe and sure remedy for infants and children, and see that it Signature of In Use For Over 30 Years. Children Cry for Fletcher’s Castoria Bad and Worse. Mack — I have three daughters on my hands. Wyld—That’s nothing. I have three sons-in-law on mine.—Judge. Red Cross Bag Blue, much better, goes farther than liquid blue. Get from any good grocer. Adv. Men, like watches, are valued by their works. Before burning your bridges behind you be sure they are fully insured. Delicacies Dried Beef, sliced wafer thin. Hickory Smoked •nd with a choice flavor that you will remember. Vienna Sausage—just right for Red Hots, or to serve cold. Try them served like this: Cut rye bread in thin slices, spread with creamed butter and remove crusts. Cut a Libbv’s Vienna Sausage in half, lengthwise, lay on bread. Place on top of the sausage a few thin slices of Libby’s Midget Pickles. Cover with other slice of bread, press lightly together. Ar range on plate, serve garnished with parsley sprays. IL I ! 1 HI i pAhKfch* k. HAIR BALSAM A toilet preparation of merit. Belps to eradicate dandruff. For Restoring Color'and Beauty to Gray or Fad ad Half. 60c. and tl-00 At Druggriata.