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IN PARAGRAPHS CAUGHT FROM THE NETWORK OF WIRES ROUND ABOUT THE WORLD. DURING THEPAST WEEK RECORD OF IMPORTANT EVENTS CONDENBED FOR BUSY PEOPLE. 4T.at.rn N.w.pnp«r Unto. Hava Bar.lea. WESTERN R. B. Leady, recently appointed pro hibition enforcement group chief for North Dakota, has been arrested on a charge of violating the prohibition laws. He was placed in the Cass coun ty jail in default of $5,000 ball. The body of W. L. Pierce, aged 50, of Salt Lake City, was found in the washroom of a train when it reached Havre, Mont. His throat was cut and conditions led to the belief that he had taken his own life. Gen. J. T. Dlckman, commandant of the Eighth corps area, and Gen. Alvaro Obregon, president-elect of Mexico, re viewed the Twenty-fifth infantry at Camp Stephen D. Little at Nogales, Aria. A military reception at the offi cers’ club followed. A high wind that passed thru Santa Clara, Calif., tossed J. Bingwall, a 15- year-old boy, into a tree; knocked over George Campra and a horse he was hitching, uprooted fruit trees, demol ished several private garages and . caused considerable minor damage. The Luders gin, fifteen miles south east of Stanford, Texas, was burned, making the second gin burned within the last few nights by fire apparently of Incendiary origin. In each Instance the owners had received letters warn ing that the gins would be burned un less they closed until cotton reached forty cents a pound. After hearing the plea of 10,000 Jap anese farmers of California, transmit ted through President Samuel Gompers of the American Federation of Labor, the twenty-first annual convention of the California Federation of Labor at Fresno, Calif., unanimously adopted a resolution favoring the alien land amendment on the November ballot. The action was taken without debate. Gen. Felix Diaz arrived in Vera Crus from Tlapacoyan, virtually the prisoner of Gen. Guadulupe Sanchez. An effort will be made. It is said, to convince Diuz that he should leave the country. Provisional President de la Huerta having declared public opinion would not permit him to remain as u free citizen because of distrust of his attitude toward the government. WASHINGTON No bids were received by the ship ping board for the 3,588-ton wooden steamship Chiino, which caught on fire at Claremont, Va., Sept. 4th, and now lies bottom up in fifty-six feet of water. The ship was advertised for sale “as it is and where it is.” Contributions to political campaign funds are taxable Commissioner of In ternal Revenue Williams declared in a statement “advising members of all parties" that they will not be allowed to deduct amounts given to campaign funds from their income tax returns. President Wilson has directed that on Sunduy, Nov. 14, the American flag be displayed at half-mast on all pub lic buildings and naval and military posts “as a token of the nation’s par ticipation in the memorial services held for the heroic American soldiers, sailors, murines and others who gave their lives to their country in the World war.** Commerce with the far east thus far this year has amounted to approxi mately twenty per cent of the foreign trade of the United States, compared with seventeen per cent last year, ac cording to a summary Issued by the bureau of foreign and domestic com merce. It was intimated at the State De partment at Washington that negotia tions with Japan over the alien land and immigration controversies is pro gressing and that there are signs of an agreement being reached in the near future. Whether the agreement would be reached before the California referendum on the amendment to the alien laud law to which Japan objects was regarded as doubtful. A saving of 30,000,000 tons of coal annually, representing $150,000,000 in value and the labor of more than thirty thousand miners and the release of vast railroad carrying capacity for other freight were pictured as among the possibilities to result from the pro jected eastern Industrial region super power electric system, in nn address by W. S. Murray, before the Water Power League at Washington. The crop reporting board of the bureau of crop estimates, Department of Agriculture, made public the fol lowing estimates, based upon Oct 1 reports of Its correspondents: Winter wheat, production 532,041,000 bushels; yield per acre, 15.6 bushels; compared with December estimate of 14.7. The states of Arizona and North Carolina were shown In population an nouncements by the Census Bureau to have had during the last ten years the largest numerical Increases in their history. rowan TwMkty-three persons were killed and many seriously Injured In the col* Uslon of two passenger trains near Venice. Some thirty persons were Injured when a passenger train, traveling from Paris for Argenteull, collided with an other passenger train running from Ar genteuil for Paris. American relief workers In the Cri mea, now controlled by General Wran gel’s anti-Bolshevist forces, have been ordered to Increase their distribution of supplies and foodstuffs to SOO tons per week. Demands for Immediate Increase In wages has been telegraphed the Ger man minister of labor by the confer ence held at Bochume of four miners’ unions composing the Miners' Federa tion, says the Vorwaerts. Horse racing In Argentina received a blow when President Irlgoyen ve toed a bill authorizing the Jockey Club to continue to hold meetings on Thurs days. The veto condemned gambling and declared the Sunday holiday was sufficient. Nejt year’s budget for France, total ing 28,000,000,000 francs, Is being trimmed down by President Mlllerand and Frederic Francls-Marsal, the fi nance minister. It Is proposed to fix the reparation expenditures which are recoverable from Germany at 24,000,- 000,000 franca. A dispatch was sent through official channels to Paris for confirmation of the Copenhagen report that the French General, Weygand, had proceeded to South Russia to take supreme com mand of the Baron Wrangel's anti- Bolshevik forces. If the report Is true, It Is said, the action of France Is In tended to give larger moral support to the Wrangel government In pursuance of the French policy which was Indi cated when France recognized the Wrangel government GENERAL Mrs. Elizabeth Niles, 92 years old, who with close clipped hair and a uni form that concealed her sex, is said to have fought beside her husband thru the Civil war, is dead at Rari tan, N. J. Capt. R. W. Schroeder of McCook field, holder of the world altitude record, will retire from the air serv ice as soon as he returns from France, where be flew In the Gordon Bennett race. A gift of $15,000 by the Rockefeller Foundation to the American Hospital Association, on condition that $5,000 is obtained from other sources, was an nounced at the closing session of the association's convention at Montreal. Gold valued at approximately $9,- 500,000, consigned to the federal re serve bank, arrived at New York on the steamship Aqultania. This is the fourth recent shipment of gold from the Bank of England, making $38,- 000,000. Two Brooklyn Boy Scouts have ar rived in New York from San Francis co, completing a round trip made part ly on foot and by picking up rides In automobiles and wagons. The boys, J. F. Budd and A. G. Greiner, began their Journey July 31, arrived at San Francisco Aug. 28 and started back - three days later. The Santa Fe railroad handled 25 by per cent more business in the first eight months of this year, represented by carloads, than it did in the corre sponding period last year and 11.2 per cent more than for the same period in 191 S, according to a bulletin Just is sued by the railroad's general office at Topeka, Kan. Public bequests totaling $865,000 are contained In the will of W. Murray Crane, filed for probate at Pittsfield, Mass. The will is twenty-eight pages long. The widow, Mrs. Josephine M. Crane, received $750,000 and the in come from a trust fund of $1,000,000. The total amount of the estate of the former United States Senator was not given. Twelve members of the crew of the steamer Speedwell, wrecked in a trop ical hurricane in the gulf, and one passenger, were picked up in a life boat by the steamer Lake Superior, according to radio advices received at New Orleans. The 1920 corn crop promises to be the largest in the history of the coun try by more than ninety million bush els. A yield of 3,216,192,000 bushels, compared with the previous record production, of 3,124,746,000 bushels in 1912, was forecast by the Department of Agriculture from a condition of 89.1 on Oct. 1. The yield would ex- j eecd that of last year by practically | 300,000,000 bushels. | Charles Ponzi can pay less than one dollar in three on the claims of creditors of his shattered scheme of high finance. The extent to which the millions entrusted to Ponzi had been reduced was revealed by C. N. Ritten house, auditor for the federal receivers of Ponzi, at a hearing oh a bank ruptcy petition against Ponzi in the Federal court. To meet liabilities which he set at $7,500,000, the auditor said Ponzi had total assets of $2,195,685. | Seaman Eugene Paquette of Dover, N. H., reported drowned when washed overboard from the destroyer Golds borough off Tampico, Mexico, on Sept. 30, has been rescued by the destroyer Hatfield, that vessel reported on Its arrival at Miami, Florida. Fire, originating in a negro tene ment house on Simmons alley, at Helena, Ark., swept parts of four squares destroying a number of busi ness establishments and between forty and fifty tenements. Loss was esti mated at about $650,000. No injuries i have been reported. I TUB CBTWW RECORD. COLORADO STATE NEWS Western Newspaper Union Neva Service, A. J. Bryant and Navajo Martinas, prisoners in the San Joan county jail, escaped by digging out motar between the bricks in a wall of the jail, last week at Sllverton. Denver will have another mountain park in the near future if plans of Deputy City Attorney Milnor E. Gleaves for the acquirement of 340 acres near Georgetown materialize. William Norell of Walden accom panied a shipment of cattle to Omaha, and while the train stopped near LaSalle, Colo., a couple of tramps held up one of the men who were with Norell and secured between sls and S2O. Colorado’s coal production amounted to 885,000 tons in August, according to figures based on railroad shipments, announced by the geological survey. The August output exceeds that of July by 34,000 tons, the figures show. During the first eight months of the year 1920, Colorado produced <5,129,000 tons. Demands for skilled and common labor are being met more promptly in Colorado this fall than for several years, according to a statement made by Labor Commissioner W. L. Mor rissey. Farmers and fruit growers In many sections of the state, where hun dreds of men and women are needed for a rush season, have been able to secure ample help, reports coming to this office show. Benjamin J. Salmon, Denver slacker who has been on a hunger strike in St. Elizabeth’s Military Hospital for the Insane at Washington, D. C., since July 15, was declared sane by Justice Bailey of the District of Columbia Su preme Court, according to dispatches received. Salmon will remain in the hospital pending the disposition of court proceedings against the War De partment for his release. If present plans are realised, the Denver & Bio Grande railroad will be purchased by the Western Pacific Railroad Company next month, accord ing to information received in Denver. The property is to be sold at the fed eral building in Denver, Nov. 20, un der an order of the United States Dis trict Court to satisfy a judgment for $38,000,000 obtained by bondholders of the Western Pacific Railroad. District Judge G. H. Brad fie kl of Boulder has set Oct. 23 as the date for the hearing of the motion for a change of venue In the murder«trial of Rienzl Dickens, who Is now at the home of his mother in Longmont. At torneys for Dickens claim that preju dice Is so strong against their client in Northern Colorado that it would be Impossible for him to get a fair trial in Boulder, Larimer or Weld counties. Affidavits supporting this claim were filed in the District Court two months ago. Later District Attorney Fleming filed counter affidavits denying that this was true. The average size of farms In Colo rado this year, as reported by county assessors, is 285.7 acres, compared with 280.8 acres last year. The aver age size of farms as reported by the census bureau in 1010 was 293.1 acres. It is possible that the average size of farms as reported by the census bu reau this year will be considerably greater than that reported to the Im migration Department, since assessors report only farms on which land is actually being cultivated, while the census bureau receives reports on a considerable number of very large farms used only for grazing purposes. These pasture farms will increase the average size of all farms considerably over that reported by county assessors. The celebration of the opening of the Poudre cafion road as far up as to the Rustic, which is to. be given Oct. 12,-Columbus Day, will be an elab orate affair, and plans are rapidly taking shape for the occasion. Complete reports made by county assessors to the State Immigration De partment show 3,427 farm tractors owned and operated by the farmers of Colorado, an increase of 1,180 over the number reported by assessors last year. Every county in the state but six reports farm tractors in operation, and every county but three, Adams, Arapahoe and Washington, reports a larger number than was reported last year. Some idea of the rapid increase in this class of farm equipment may be gathered from the reports made by a few counties this year and last year. Logan county reported 225 farm trac tors last year and 369 this year; Phil ips county, 146 last year and 244 this year; Elbert county, 71 last year and 131 this year; Prowers county, 27 last year and 81 this year; Weld county, 365 last year and 504 this year. Weld county ranks first in number of farm tractors and Logan county second. Alfred M. Pettingill, Rio Grande fireman, was killed under an engine at Texas Creek. The engine on which Pettingill was firing was “double heading” with another. He - said to the engineer he was going to the sta tion for a moment and got down from hla engine. The other engine un coupled and moved down the track a shdtt distance. When Pettingill failed to show up, his engineer investigated and found Pettingill badly mangled under the engine. How he got there oo one knows. He died on the way to the Sal Ida hospital. COLORADO NEWS NOTES. Final tabulations of returns of county assessors on agricultural sta tistics, made by the State Immigration Department, show a total of 5,009,591 acres in cultivation in the state this year, including wild hay, compared with 4,820,946 acres reported by coun ty assessors last year. Since present indications are that the reports of county ussessors are about ten per cent incomplete, the total area in cultiva tion in the state this year Is above 5,500,000 acres, not including orchards. These reports include 49,117 farms on which land was actually cultivated this year. The Census Bureau* found 46,170 farms in the state in 1910, and the area reported to the bureau as un der cultivation in 1909 was 2,253,145 acres. According to these figures, there has been an increase of 144 per cent in the cultivated a-ea in the past 11 years. Since the reports made to the Census Bureau were perhaps not absolutely complete, the actual in crease in cultivated area was no doubt somewhat short of the figure given above, but it was considerably more than double that of 1909. Reports made to the State Immlgra tino Department by county assessors indicate that there has been an in crease in the percentage of Colorado farms operated by tenants since 1910. According to these reports 24 per cent of the farms reported this year arc operated by tenants, compared with 18.2 per cent reported to the census bureau in 1910. About 1.5 per cent of the farms reported this year did not show the character of the tenure of the farm operative, while the remaining farms were operated by owners or by homesteaders who have not yet proved up. Homesteaders of this class were treated as owners by the census bu reau in 1910. Of the farm acreage re ported by assessors this year approxi mately 20 per cent Is being farmed by renters and 72 per cent by owners and homesteaders, while about 5 per cent is operated by owners who rent some land in addition to their own farms. William S. Roe, for seven years principal of the Greeley High School, will be the new principal of the Colo rado Springs High School, according to an announcement made at Colo rado Springs. Mr. Roe is a well known educator of the state and was* given consideration as principal of the East Denver High School. He takes charge of his duties at once, relieving Stillwell Moore, who has bean acting principal since the promotion of Mr. Bair from principal to superintendent. Pueblo will be Invaded Nov. 4 for a three-day visit by educators from all over Colorado, who will gather to attend the sessions of the State Edu cational Association. At last year's session more than 1,200 people at tended the meeting and more are ex pected this year. Notable among the speakers will be Ida M. Tarbell, Mrs. Mary C. C. Bradford, state superin tendent of public instruction, and Dr. Frank W. Gunsaulus, president of Ar mour Institute, Chicago. Delta friends of Ross Barker, who is now serving his sixth year in the , navy, have received a letter which states that he has been recognized as the prize shark catcher in the navy. With an apparatus consisting of a fish hook thirty Inches long which weighs two pounds, he has made record catches in the West Indies, India, Sa moa and at Manila. At the last place he caught his largest one, which meas ured more than eighteen feet in length. The expansion of the soldiers’ train ing school and the establishment of shops and a laboratory to be used in conjunction with classroom work is now under consideration by repre sentatives of the federal board for vo cational education. For offering for sale meat that had not been inspected by the Pueblo health department, John Groslch, grocer, received a $lO fine. Jim Liapes, butcher, also received a sim ilar fine last week. The purchase of the Cushman ditch , #nd stock was completed at the Octo ber meeting of the Uncompahgre Val ley Water-Users’ association at Mont rose. The price paid by the govern ment for this irrigation ditch was $5,- 150. One thousand one hundred and fifty of this will be subscribed by the farmers who will use the water from the ditch and the government will pay the remaining $4,000. Mrs. Carl White, wife of a farmer who lives thirty miles east of Hugo, was instantly killed and their 2-year old son seriously Injured when a shot gun was accidentally discharged while going to town with a truck load of wheat What is believed to be a record buck killed during the open season was brought down by T. C. Seals of Montrose. This was killed the first day of the season and tipped the scales at 400 pounds. | Chris Christenson, one of the early residents of Evergreen, Is dead, after a short illness, as a result of a stroke of paralysis. He wa 73 years old and had lived in Jefferson county for forty j seven years. The State Board of Land Commis sioners sold 4,920 acres of land for a consideration of $99,320. The average sale price per acre was $20.18. The land was sold from Baca, Eagle, El bert, Huerfano, Larimer, Lincoln, Logan, Otero, Prowers, Rio Grande and Saguache counties. Ten per cent of the purchase price of the land Is paid when the sale Is made, according to niles of the commission. As usual, the state reserves the right to control oil and ore holdings on any of the land. The next sale will be held about I Nov. 15. WRHSLEYS 5# a package » before the war ■ package ► during the war ■ y— NOW I The Flavor Lasts I So Does the Price! ■ POINTED OUT BRIGHT SIDE Optimist** Brave Effort to Convince Afflicted Man That the Cloud Had Sllvor Lining. Mr. Juerglns had been suddenly af flicted with a stiff neck. Not only was It a painful stiffness, hot It caused him to twist his head around until he seemed to be trying to look behind him over his left shoulder, and his head was rigid In that pose. “Of all the confounded trials a man was ever subjected to,” be said, “this Is the limit They say to look on the bright side of our afflictions, but I’d like to know how I could make use of this stiff neck.” “My dear friend.” said the optimist “think what a golden opportunity this Is to sit for your picture without hav ing to allow the photographer to twist four head around that way and Jab those Ice-cold tongs Into the back of four neck I” The** Days. Knlcker—Was bis death from nat •ral causes? Bocker—Yes, an automobile ran >ver him. A wise man proceeds to close the tool's mouth by shutting his own. Ceremony was Invented by a wise nan to keep fools at a distance. If you like the taste of coffee, youll like Instant Postum and you'll like it better than cof fee because it is a table drink of satisfying flavor, with no after regrets, and it costs less. Coffee disagrees with some, but Instant Postum agrees with everybody. " There's.a Reason" |nn|W for Postum |IHR Sold by grocers ; I jpSMT everywhere! j Mmdmb? i _ Postum Cereal Cosine, \ Battle Crcckjttch. UU •§ GIVING NATURE FAIR CHANCE. Sluggard SatlafM Ha Had an Admin able Excuaa far Rafualng to Ba Up and About. I “Arise!" we said In atone admirably adapted for declamatory purposes, ad dressing the sluggard, who was still slugging at an unconscionably late hour. "The lark Is up to meet the ana. The bee la on the wing. Bern ember the manner In which the experienced school boy read aloud the admonition to Lucy. Ha bad been taught that when he encountered two letters of the. same kind 'he should pronounce them 'double-o' or whatever they might be. Instead of ‘o,’ ‘o.’ So he sternly recited, but Double up. Lucy I The sun Is In the sky,' and so forth. Why do you not double up, and to your tasks away?” "That Is a very good story," replied the sluggard, "but it does not move me. We are told that nature does moat of her repair work on us while we are In bed. It is my Intention to lie here until she fixes me up so that I feel like going to work.”—Kansas City Star. Mo, Luke, women don't mean It when they kiss each other; they just do It tor practice. A taste for minding one’s own bust* ness Is often bard to acquire.