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OF INTEREST TO ALL COLORADO PEOPLE W#»lern Newspaper Union News Service. Dates for Comlnir Event*. Oct. 27.—1.0.0. P. Annual Encampment at Grand Junction. Oct. 27-28.—Good Itoads Meeting at Pu eblo. Oct. 30-Nov. I.—Colorado Kennel Club Show at Donver. Nov. 6-B.—Thirteenth Annual Conven tion of Rocky Mountain Hotel Men's Association at Denver. Nov. 24-26—State Teachers' Association meeting at Pueblo. Jan. 12-15.—Colorado Poultry Fanciers* Association Show at Denver. Jan. 19-24. —National Western Stock Show at Denver. Jan.—Meeting Colorado Good Roads Association at Colorado Springs. 1916.—Last Grand Council of North American Indians at Denver. Clenn-up day was a great success in Grand Junction. Henry Decker, a convict, escaped from the penitentiary at Caflon City. Jacob Benner was fined S2O in Jus tice Court at Loveland for the killing of pheasants. Colorado ranks third this year *ns a producer of potatoes according to the acreage tilled. Mrs. Annie Hamilton Pitzer, sister in-law of Speaker Champ Clark, is a candidate for postmistress of Colorado Springs. In a fight in the kitchen of the Yale restaurant in Denver R. J. Lytle, a cook, was probably fatally stabbed by Arthur England, a waiter. While hunting, J. M. Jacobson of Pu eblo accidentally discharged his shot gun and was badly injured, his left hand being almost shot away. Diphtheria threatens to exterminate the entire family of Edward Chura, a homesteader on Deop '.reek, fourteen miles from Steamboat Springs. At- a special meeting the Pueblo Trades Assembly voted in favu of a federal investigation ot the pr*\s» s$ coal strike in the southern field* William Maughan, fifty-nine, for* man of the Chamberlain sampling works of Black Hawk for the past nineteen years, died of tuberculosis. Thomas J. Thompson, sheriff ot Boulder county in 1898 and for many years one of the leading citizens of the community, died suddenly near Gold field, Nev. The coming ot the State Teachers’ Association in Pueblo on November 24-20, is to have the best meeting ac commodations of any session in re cent years. George Hargh, said to be a French man, escaped from the prison grounds at Cation City and was apprehended at Portland, following an exciting tus sle with six guards. Members of the canine aristocracy from every state in the Union are ar riving in Denver for the annual show of the Colorado Kennel Club to be held In the Colburn building. Hayden, one of the oldest towns iu Routt county and the county seat at the time of the Meeker massacre, will celebrate in Western fashion the com ing of the Denver & Salt Lake rail road. Owing to the coal miner’s strike at Oak Creek, traffic over the Moffat road has been greatly reduced and there is some talk of cutting the pas senger and mail service to three trips a week. One dead and three wounded, two perhaps fatally, is tile toll of a battle between strikers and deputy sheriffs at Forbes, a camp of the Rocky Moun tain Fuel Company, ton miles north of Trinidad. The operations of a well-organized hand of sheep and cattle thieves was called to the attention of the grand Jury at Grand Junction. The com plaint was made by Charles Mead, a sheepman, and Charles F. Bowman. Mr. and Mrs. Henry H. Ross, sixty three and fifty-eight years old respec tively, living on a ranch near Redvale, a small farming town in the western part of Montrose county, were burned to death in a fire at their home. Advices received in Denver from New York indicated a plan to increase the capitalization of the new Denver Union Terminal Railway Cotnpnny from $30,000 to $30,000,000 is being considered In financial circles of the metropolis. John W. Finch, Denver mining en gineer, is one of ten metallurgists who have been honored by President Wil son by appointment to represent the federal government at the meeting ot the American Mining Congress in Phil adelphia. William C. Redfield, secretary of the Department of Commerce, first incum bent of the office since its creation last March, will arrive in Denver Oc tober 30, and will pass several days a9 the guest of the Denver Chamber of Commerce. Efforts to locate Frank L. Finch, former editor and owner of the Arap ahoe Herald of Littleton, who disap peared several weeks ago, have failed and his wife accompanied the body of their eleven-year-old daughter, Fran ces, to Oliver. Kansas, for burial. FEASTON BAKED TUBERS FIVE THOUSAND AT CARBONDALE POTATO FESTIVAL. Yields of Westerp Slope Fields This Year Give Farmers Renewed Hope of Prosperity. ' Western Newspaper Union Nows Service. Glenwood Springs, Colo. —With four teen quarters of beef, 6,000 baked po tatoes, scores of loaves of bread and gallons of coffee and other good things to tempt the appetite. Carbon dale celebrated her fourth annual po tato festival and was hostess to hun dreds of Western Slope people who entered the festivities with a gusto which comes as a result of the bumper crops harvested throughout this sec tion of the slope. Never In the history of Carbondale have such crops of potatoes been gath ered In the Roaring Fork valley. An Idea of the yield is found in the fol lowing: Charles hjow haryested 3G2 sacks of 115 pounds each from a measured acre. He got 360 sacks an acre from fifteen acres. George Slevers loaded eight carloads of potatoes from seven acres of his ranch. Max Grubb, son of Gene Grubb, the potato expert, will harvest 100 cars of fine tubers. Lou and Frank Sweet will do equally as well from their fields. Indications now are that the entlro 4,500 acres of potatoes In the Carbon dale district will average better than 300 bushels to the acre this year. The country surrounding Carbondale Is a beehive of activity and potato diggers and pickers are being pushed to the limit to get the big crop in cellars. Twelve pickers on the Grubb ranch In one day picked sacks each. This Is the rocord for the dis trict, and Is believed to beat any rec ord In the state. The men are receiv ing 4 cents a sack and board for their work. Fourteen pickers on the Sweet ranch pick 1,500 sacks a day. The potato raisers are putting their tubers in cellars which hold from thirty to fifty carloads. They have shipped several hundred carloads from the district, but are now holding for a higher price than Is offered. But their potato crop Is not the only source of profit, for forty-five cars of cattle were loaded at Redstone, south of Carbondale, and ground has already been secured for the location of a marble-finishing mill which will em ploy from 150 to 200 men throughout the year. And Carbondale folks made merry with feasting, dancing and street sports, while Rifle and Marble bands enlivened the affair with con certs. Missing Girl in Chinese Opium Den. Pueblo. —In the belief that thoy have unearthed what will prove to be a widespread trafficking in women covering several states, officers of this city and Florence are working on the case of Miss Lucy Macori, twenty two years old and quite good looking, who was rescued from a Chinese opium den in Florence only after the door had been battered down by the police and two hostile Chinamen sub dued. Miss Macori was found uncon sclous from the drug, which she after ward claimed was administered with out her knowledge or consent. She was taken back to Pueblo and turned over to her parents. Will Seek ’Phone Reduction. Boulder.—Representatives from all the towns and villages in northern Colorado, some thirty iu all, will meet here Friday, November 24, to consider ways and means of securing a thirty per cent reduction in telephone rato3, as well as two per cent of the net rev enues of the telephone company from the exchanges they have in these cities. New Fish Hatchery at Georgetown. Georgetown.—A new fish hatchery to be operated under the direction of the state game and fish warden is to be built in Georgetown. J. A. Shinnj state game and fish commissioner, left here after agreeing with the citi zens of Georgetown regarding the construction of the hatchery. Heavy Wheat Yield Reported. Fruita.- One of the heaviest yields of wheat In the Fruita section was harvested this year by John Kloster, a rancher west of town. He gathered 650 bushels of heavy wheat from nine acres, or sixty bushels per acre. Mayor of Rocky Ford Resigns. Rocky Ford—Mayor George M. Coff man lias sent hi 3 resignation to the city council on account of illness. Ho served one term as mayor and last spring was re-elected. Woman Picks Her Sixth Mate. Grand Junction. —Mrs. Grace Field- Caineron - Prewitt - Howard - Staley- Marquam was married to her sixth husband at Montrose. He Is Charles Leu, an Ouray miner. THE CHEYENNE RECORD. STATE CAPITAL NEWS Western Newspaper Union News Service. BOARD WANTS MORE SETTLERS. Leases for Big Tracta of Land to Be Offered Home Beekera. Denver. —An active campaign to bring settlers to' Colorado has been started by the State Land Board, and tlgures are being compiled showing all unleased agricultural and grazing land In the state. Twenty-five thousand (me hundred and forty acres of good grazing land Is lying unleased in Park county, ac cording to data compiled by the board. The data show that but 3,720 acres are leased in the county. The most notable discovery made by the board Is that while much of the land Is held without lease or with leases expired, a large part of the 25,- 000 acres has been made untenable because of the shutting in of water holes by persons who lease only 3,000 aores. The board Is also preparing to lease a tract of 20,000 acres of the best graz ing land of the state located in El Paso, Fremont and Teller counties. The land lies half way between Cafion City and Colorado Springs and was formerly known as the Gumar pasture. The new state highway to the south runs to the west of the pasture, while Red creek passes directly through the center. The lease was cancelled a year and a half ago and the fences were confis cated. It will be necessary for the state to fence the acreage along the new highway. The board announces that this land Is open for immediate use. Fifty-five thousand acres of land in Kiowa, Bent and Prowers county will be offered to lessees ns soon as an investigation is completed by the board. The land is near the reservoir of the Arkansas Valley Sugar Beet and Irrigated Land Company and some of it reaches into the reservoir and is capable of irrigation. There is also a spring on the land. A large port of this land was never leased but has been used by the sheep men of that section. Near this land are 105 sections con taining G 7.200 acres, which is also to be offered to lessees as soon as an Investigation of the present leases is completed. Risk Companies Must Register. Denver. —One hundred and seventy one insurance companies which have been doing business in Colorado for years without establishing their iden tity as corporations have been noti fied that they must file their, articles of incorporation with the secretary of state before December 1 or face prose cution. Companies which fail to com ply with the secretary’s request be fore December 1 will be cited into court and Pearce will endeavor to en join them from doing business in Col orado. Increase in Timber Sales. Denver.—A $12,000 increase over last year is shown in the receipts from the sale of national forest tim ber in Colorado, Wyoming and South Dakota for the past quarter, accord ing to figures compiled by the Denver office of the forest service. Of these receipts, twenty-five per cent is turned over to counties through the states for schools and roads, and ten per cent is expended by the depart ment on roads. Vast Coal Land Acreage Leased. Denver. —The state now leases 5,154 acres of producing coal land to thir teen companies. The total acreage of producing land as apportioned to coun ties is as follows: Routt, 2,880; Mof fat, 680; Fremont, 960; Park, 640; Jackson, 640; La Plata, 1,920; Monte zuma, 640; Weld, 1,280; Las Animas, 7,280, and Huerfano, 4,720, a total of 21,640 acres. The total area in the state is 473,732. Working to Replenish Hatcheries. Denver.—Ten million fish eggs are being sought by the state to replen ish the streams with "fry” next spring. A force under the direction of James A. Shinn, state game and fish commis sioner, is at work securing eggs from the brook trout, which at this season of the year go into the lakes to lay thoir eggs. Governor Ammons Gets Big Pears. Denver.—Three of the largest pears ever seen in the state were sent to the state house by B. W. Clucas of Cortez and presented to Governor Ammons. The largest one weighs two and one half pounds. It measures 17 inches by 15 inches in circumference. Board Wants Drug Laws Enforced. Denver. —Resolutions asking district attorneys of the state to enforce rig idly the laws regulating the sale ol narcotics were passed by the State Board of Charities and Corrections COLORADO TAX IS $1,698,447.08 Board of equalization ur HOLDS INCREASES OF TAX COMMISSION. FIX 1913 LEVY AT 1.30 STATE VALUATION INCREASED $186,551,658; DENVER RAISED $101,902,088. Wwtern Newspaper Union News Service. Denver.—Colorado’s property valu ation was raised $186,551,668 by the State Board of Equalization and Den ver 1b to bear the brunt o( state ex penses by paying $524,038.08 on a to tal state revenue ot $1,698,447. The value of state property was de clared to be $1,306,498,162, and the state levy was fixed at 1.30 mills. The Board of Equalization adopted the Tax Commission’s report and raised Pitcher’s assessment of Denver $254,755,200 by $101,902,088. This, added to the corporate assessments, makes Denver’s valuation $403,106,218. Other assessors of the state were notified that their assessments had been raised according to the report of the Tax Commission. The thirteen counties, with over 30 per cent, increase ordered, are: Costilla, 135% t 2,617,120 Bio Grande, 117% 4,841.160 Cheyenne, 107% 2,828,230 Saguache, 105% 4,248.085 Kiowa, 76% 1,722,645 Conejos. 74% 3.904,700 Weld. 62% 23,447,470 Rio Blanco, 58% 1.742,920 Grand. 61% 1,175,224 Llnooln, 47% 2.310,637 Kit Carson, 44% 2,374.354 Denver, 40% 101,902,088 Eagle, 33% 969,680 While the State Board of Equaliza tion expressed confidence in their le gal right to increase the valuation on Colorado property by the sum of $186,- 561,658, they had no hesitation in say ing that they did not believe that Den ver, Weld and other counties, whose assessments were arbitrarily raised, would extend the increases on their books, unless the state board brought mandamus suits to compel them to do so. PRESIDENT ADMITS PANKHURST. Says Landing Is Matter of Public Pol icy and ’ Not Law. Washington.—Mrs. Emmeline Pank hurst, the militant British suffragist, is free to enter the United States. The Ellis Island board’s order of deporta tion was reversed Monday after Pres ident Wilson had conferred on the case with Secretary Wilson and a hearing had been concluded before Immigration Commissioner Caminetti. Secretary Wilson announced at the conclusion of his conference with the President that Mrs. Pankhurst would be admitted on her own recognizance, with the understanding that she would depart at the end of her lecture en gagements. No bond was exacted. Mrs. Pankhurst left Ellis Island and went to New York. A motor car of Mrs. O. H. Belmont, suffragette leader, met her at the pier and she was driven to Mrs. Belmont's home. Crested Butte Men Walk Out. Gunnison.—Two hundred and fifty men employed at the Buckley and Colorado Fuel & Iron Company mines at Crested Butte, walked out Monday. The Pueblo mine of the Colorado Fuel & Iron Company, employing fifty men, signed up with the union and the men have returned to work. The Floresta mine, of the latter company, did not shut down. The miners have no griev ances, merely demanding recognition of the union. PICK SULZER FOR ASSEMBLY. Impeached New York Governor to Run In Home District,' New York.—William Sulzcr, im peached as governor of the slate, was nominated for the assembly by the Progressives of the Sixth Assembly District, Sulzer in 1889 began his pub lis career as a member of this branch of the State Legislature. Sulzer has agreed to accept the nomi nation, it was announced at the meet ing, where he was chosen as the can didate. Max Steindler, Progressive leader in the Sixth Assembly District, who placed the former governor’s name in nomination, said Sulzer had declared he would gladly accept the nomination. Predicts Passage of Currency Bill. Washington. President Wilson wrote Representative Underwood, ma jority leader of the House, expressing the opinion that the currency bill would be reported' to the Senate not later than the first week in November, and passed after two or three weeks’ debate. TORTURING TWINGES Much so-called rheumatism is caused by weakened kidneys. When the kid neys fail to clear the blood of uric acid, the acid forms into crystals like bits of broken glass in the muscles, joints and on the nerve casings. Torturing pains dart through the affected part whenever it is moved. By curing the kidneys, Doan's Kidney Pills have eased thousands of rheumatic cases, lumbago, sciatica, gravel, neuralgia and urinary disorders. A COLORADO CASE _ . _ „ PietMrs John T. Scantling. /Zmk Telia a BtorM” 140 Johnson St., Trln- rvm*. Idad, Colo., says: "I C&MZM was helpless In bed for three months with rheumatism. When I Vi did set up, I had to use crutchea Besides backache and rheu matlo pains, I had trouble with my kid neys. After doctoring -jn~ unsuccessfully, I be- I I}V gan using Doan's Kid- I [f M ney Pills. They cured I f the terrible pains and 1 I |M\ \ I have been able to IJm\ I work every day since. I feel like a different man." . Gaft Doan's aft Any Stare. 50c ■ Box D OAN’S V«*J*V FOSTERJULBURN CO, BUFFALO, N.Y. CURRENCY NO ONE DESIRES Two-Dollar Bill More of a Nuleance Than Its Value Can Be Made to Justify. Countless persons who have some time or other accepted change for one dollar for a two-dpllar bill will be In terested In the story of "Ole Prince" Robinson, the colored barber in the House barbershop at Washington. When the sergeant-at-arms offered him five $2 bills the other day as part of his pay, Robinson waved them widely away, declaring that every $2 bill car ries with it the “Egyptian curse,” that he would rather break a looking-glass walk under a ladder or turn back with out making a cross-mark than take a $2 bill, because it was a sure sign of 111 luck. Whether there is an "Egyptian curse” on the $2 not or not, there-has certainly been many an American curse put on it. It is the easiest thing - in the world, victims will tell you, to pass out a two for a one and not dis cover the loss until you begin search, for that other dollar you had, but haven’t any more. A currency reform that would eliminate the $2 bill and the hoodoo at the same time would be a reform that would save money for generations to come. Invalid’s Sweet Patience. Who does the most complaining in this world? Not the invalids. For hours on hours they lie there, secretly resolving, “Let me make myself less a sorrow to others than I was yester day.” And these are the victories, grander far than those of war. When these moral conquests are extended over months, perhaps years, the heroic sufferer's room often becomes a cham ber of comfort to all who are unhappy. What a triumph when to the chair of some grand martyr come the friends of a wide circle that her gentle hand may wipe away their tears. These are the uncrowned queens of our race. In almost every home there is. a name above every name—that of the sweet and patient Invalid. There are now more than 1,800 aeroplanes in regular and active serv ice in France. ( ——— Breakfast Sunshine Post Toasties and Cream There’s a delicious smack in these crisp, appetizing bits of toasted com that brings brightness and good cheer to many and many a breakfast table. Toasties are untouched by hand in making; and come in tightly sealed packages—clean ancl sweet —ready to eat with cream and sugar. Wholesome ~ Nourishing Easy to Serve Sold by grocers everywhere.