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From All Over COLORADO ■ COMING EVENTS* Bs-20. 1923.—National Western ■uw, Union Stock Yards. Den lorgun.—Annual election of of r the local Fanners’ Union was re recently resulting: C. O. . president; Mrs. J. Charles vice president; Allen Duncan, 'y-t reusurer. L’olllns.—With 900 birds of all a exhibition the unnuul show ort Collins Poultry Association d here. The Larimer County where the show was held, was 1 with spec-tutors, r—A metal mining revival Is wing In Colorudo, uccordlng to »t of M. B. Toiublln, secretury late in ning fund, mude public Mr. ■ üblin’s report shbws k>re than $2,000,000 new capital wested In metal mining during Jr and un additional 1,000 men fed. 1 Collins.—The annual poultry |f the Fort Collins Poultry As un, pronounced by the Judges Iv. Tucker of Royal Oaks, Mich., •ng a surprisingly fine collec .birds, came to a successful end ie Farmers’ Conference and Ru- L Conference, and the four re- School t/ conducted In conjunc |lo.—Elmer Beasley, 19 years old. jund guilty of first-degree mur in the deuth |>enalty imposed by three days’ trial of Beas . the charge of murdering Oscar i , a manager of a filling station, itteinpted robbery on the night l. 10. Several witnesses saw I Doting and cuptured the boy i fter. u. —Mrs. Ethel M. Kilker, wife ill). Kilker, Denver electriclun, injured puinfully neur Cleora, glles south of here, w-hen un uu ■e she was driving struck un p in the roud, skidded and over, throwing her from the ough the side curtains. Her die cuught fire and burned he was lying stunned *a few ay. •r. —Reduction of $129,003 In ve appropriations for state de its for the next two years will nmended by Governor Bhoup In iuge prepared in accordance ; stute budget law. The gov recommendatlons call for to oprlatlons of $4,610,300 for the e, legislative und Judiciary do ts und institutions which de approprlutions for supi>ort, as similar appropriations-of $4,- mude two years ago. ido Springs.—Charles C. Gates was unanimously elected ANt of the Greuter Colorudo, project Intended to advance ull tip of the state, at a meeting of «tn Club representatives of the the Antlers hotel here. T. C. if Pueblo was elected first vice At. As Mr. Gutes will leave 4r an extended trip to South a, much of the organisation 2d the task of getting the state fogrum under way will devolve tlr. Storer. do. —Increased activity at the pm Steel works Is In prospect m us curs cun be secured to the product, according to Bu* ,-ndent F. E. Parks. The rail dploylng over 000 men, will be |«n Jan. 1, and before that time cun he obtained from the rail opening of the mill will neces fteopenlng of an additional blast o which will employ several Id men, the total to be put on two departments being 1,000 or .Collins.— Vigorous resolutions, Ng one opposing the construe fit lie $700,000 Federal Reserve tdiitding In Denver on the usser ■t the amount Is greuter than lotted by law, were adopted by Farm Bureuu during Its .convention In session ut the V> Agricultural College, ain City.—The Cufion City Lions bps endorsed by resolution the #nt to organize the "Greater do Congress’* uinong the bus!- ien*s clubs of the state. W. N. president of the local Lions was elected to represent the t the meeting to be held Dec. polorado Springs for the pur f organizing the ongresa. Collins.—More money Is spent than for churches, more temohile pleasure trips than for •fed 83 |»er cent of the people iNtos where but 19 per cent of mes are equipped with bathtubs It the'condition found at Anlt, according to a sociological sur- Ctntiy made public by Prof. B. • of the Colorado Agricultural * wHo, with his class, made the of Ault the past month, id Junction. —One hundred and »oys und seventy-eight girls were for at the State Home for Men fectlves ut Grand Junction, und pe hoys and thirty-seven girls State Training School for Men ifectlves at Ridge during the according to u report of the if governors of the two Instltu .ubmltted to Governor Shouf) It •, Nine deuths took place at Junction und one at Ridge dur • year. The report showa an e of $-10,000 for operating the Hons. CENTENNIAL STATE ITEMS. Roger W. Toll, superintendent of the Rocky Mountain National Park, In ex plaining the operation of the Federal Court doclslon of Get. 2, upholding the right of the secretary of the Interior to make and carry out reasonable reg ulations governing traffic und commer cial enterprises within the national parks, declared that this measure is of great Importance to the purk under his superlntendency. “The Rocky Moun tain Parks, Transportation Compuny. given a franchise to curry passengers In the park fqr hire that udequute transportation facilities' may exist In the Rocky Mountuln National Purk, has been placed in the position of a public utility, und muy be compared to u street cur system In u city,” be said. Denver.—John H. Porter, 40 years old, millionaire Denver broker and member of the firm of Boettcher, Por ter & Co., was found deud. with u bul let wound through his head, thirty-five miles south of Denver neur the llappy Cufion roud. Mr. Porter hud been missing from his home, und the find ing of his body ended a seurch in which Denver police, members und of ficials of the Denver Motor Club and friends and relatives hud participated. Members und friends of Mr. Porter’s fumily und offlcluls of Douglus county, where the body wus found, expressed their belief thut he committed suicide In a fit of despondency over ill health, both physlcul und mental. Leadvllle.—Miners employed In six lead? zinc und Iron mines in the Lead vllle district, at a mags meeting, voted to return to work and subuift their case to the Colorudo Industrial Com mission. A demand for an increase In pay from $3.50 per day to $4 was made by Uic workers early this week. Len Rogers, Investigator for the industrial commission, addressed the miners and explained the machinery provided by the state for the adjustment of Indus trial disputes. The old Loveland puss roud, extend ing from silver Plume to Leudvllle, Dillon, Breckenridge and other points near Denver on the western slope, wilt be opened If present pluns succeed, which have been presented to the Stute Board of Highway Commission ers. The road. Its sponsors maintain, will form a direct link In the Pike's Peak Oceun-to-Oceun lilghwuy und of fer to the tourist some of the most beautiful scenery In Colorado. Denver. —Members of the Mt. La in born Wool Growers’ Association and the Rogers Mesa Wool Growers’ Asso ciation whose flocks graze along the north fork of the Gunnison river In western Colorado have formed one of the few organizations In the West de voted entirely to extermination of coyotes, und thus are heudlng a move ment which muy become generui on the part of stockmen In Colorado. Grand Junction.—Elmer Quulles and Brakeman B. A. Broyles, both of Grand Junction, were killed when a Denver A Rio Grande Western freight train crashed through a bridge west of Desert, Utah, uccordlng to Information reaching here. The bodies of both the men were pinned underneath the en gine and three curs, which fell on top of the engine us the bridge gave way. Denver. With nearly $9,000,000 available for highway work In Colora do during the coming year, members of the state highway advisory board huve been In session here completing the budget for 1923. - The sums to be spent on the rouds and highways of Colorado next year Include left-over appropriations of 1922 and one-fourth of the $6,000,000 bond issue voted at the November election. Fort Collins. —Arthur Bpencer, 24 years old, wa§ almost Instantly killed near Ault, when a team he was delv ing ran away. He fell from a load of stiaw In front of the wagon, the wheels passing over his head. He wan the son of Samuel B. Spencer of Fort Collins and wus operating one of his father's farms near Ault In Weld county. La Junta. —La Juntu wins the first prize us the town best observing Colo rado Mude Goods Week, it was voted recently by directors of the Colored” Made Goods Club in Denver. The cutnpalgn In Lu Junta was conducted by the Business und Professional Women's league there. A loving cup will be presented the town by the Fed eral Fire und Murine Insurance Com pany. Fort Morgan.—Laura Opal Petting ton, 14 years old, wus killed und her father, J. Pettington, und grandfa ther, Jackson Pettington. were Injured severely when the automobile In which they were riding overturned on the bridge across a ditch near the Jim Hickey farm, one und one-hulf miles east of Goodrich, and pinned the occu pants under It. Trinidad.—A dynamite bomb set as a mantrap at the doorway of the ranch house of Walter Karcich at Alfalfa, twenty-five miles east, of here, was ex-, plotted, mangling Steve Poclno, 42 years old, employed on the runch of Mariano Franlch, which Is adjacent to the Kkrdch place. Poclno died three hours later on his way to the hospital here. Greeley.—Two Denver men were saved from death by a miracle when their automobile plunged over the era bunkment Into the Plqtte river, four tulles south of Greeley. The men, Wll Hum Long und Juke Waldron, were plnnpd under the cur in the wuter for liulf un hour. Durangd. The San Juun basin, storm swept for the past week, hus been Isoluled as far as rallroud trans portation Is concerned, und with the storm continuing, there Is no telling when the mountain passes will be opened up. New Things of the New Year By JOHN DICKINSON SHERMAN VER my cabin on Twin Sisters’ slope In the Rocky Mountain National Bark I Rides the December moon In blue- I black sky ’ To light the Old Year out, the New Year In. Tahosa— “Valley In the Mountain Tops— ’’ All rimmed about with lofty snow rlnd peaks, Is dazzling with new-fallen snow; ltd cup Q ▼ ¥ L*J 4 Brims over with the sllv’ry radiance. Across Tuhosa Valley looms Longs Peak, "King of the Rockies,” with Its tow’rlng crown Atop Its monstrous, dark, grltn precipice A-glitter In the flood of silver light. • Behind me rise The Twins to timberllne, Recumbent In silhouette as If carved By the chisel of the Master Sculptor— A part ahd parcel of a perfect whole Planned by the Master Architect himself. Perfected through the ages by His will That with shyer beauty makes the heart to ache. »•••*•* The hours pass on. The moon sinks and Is gone. Myriad «t*r» th»t hlai- like beacon Are, Take up the natch the weary moon has quit. The Old Tear pasaea out; cornea In the New Without a sound, a token or a algn. There la no hint of life. Can It be true The aun will ahlne attain and dny come back And life leap In the glnd peen aprtnit once more And Time grant unto ua another year? • •••••• And now Is staged with ceremonious pomp The recurrent miracle of the dawn In setting worthy of the Master’s art. With glories worthy of the glad New Year: Behind The Sisters grows a pearly glow; The King’s o’ertopplng crown glows ruby red; Low-lying clouds in The Pass to the south Are shot with gold; the sky-lihe of the pines Against their glory stands raggedly out The rim of a great golden disk thrusts up Above the silhouetted 81sters’ crest. Deer, Meadow, Meeker. Lady Washington, Battle. Lily and Estes Cone change white For rose tints. Wooded slopes doff black for green. The Sisters, as the sun mounts In the sky. Call back tfetlr shadows from the Valley floor. A bre see wakes up and dances forth to help The trees shake off the.’r hurd’nlng robes of white. k crested Jay flits In a sheltering pine. A snowshoe rabbit goes sedately past And makes the first mark on the untracked snow. Across Tshosa Valley smoke goes up— Blue chimney-smoke that tells of kindled hearth. With family astir and life and love! And there stands Longs—unchanged, unchange able ! Now I know glnd spring shall come ugnin, Summer time, harvest time, another yenr. • •••••• And so Is bom to us this glad New Year, Nineteen Twenty-three Anno Doinlnl— “ln the Year of Our I*ord,” the Son of God. Who tuught man, “Do as ye would be done by,” Who died upon the cross to save mankind. There Is an old saying and wise: “Let the dead past bury Its dead!” Its wisdom, however, lies largely In what It really means rather than In what It actually says. For burial dopa not mean both burying and forgetting. And It should not. What the ndage means .Is this: “Let's turn over a new leaf on Now Year's day. 1923, and try to tnaka a better looking page than we did In 1922!" There la said to be “no new thing under the •un.” Certain It Is that we are digging up records nowadays that show human nature to have been about the same In 4,000 B. C. that It Is now. So doqbtlsas man has been making New Year's reso luthfoa ifrer since there was any New Year’s day. And doubtless be has been breaking them Just as regularly. And donbtlesa the cynics and the pes simists and the professional Jokers have been laughing over the performance through the ages. Nevertheless, this recurring New Year's per formance Is a lot more than merely the material for s Jest. In fact, It la one of the things that keeps alive the faith In human nature and the hope that the world Is progressing year by year toward better things. There are, of course, many foolish people who ’.lve only to eat, drink and be merry. And there ure the predatory ones, who take wlint they want —lf they can get It. But most people believe In a future life and are always trying, often vaguely and hiilf-unconaclously, to live the kind of n life that seems to them lit to survive. Hence their New Year’s resolutions. Many n man In Ills heart *n Now Year’s day would he, with Robert Brown big, MBgnß IMBALD On« wiiu never turned hla back but ourcUd braaat forward. Never doubted clouds would break. Never dreamed, though right wera worsted, wrong would triumph. Held we fall to rise, are baffled to tight better. Bl*-ep to wake. The poet speaks truth. Providence lias so cre ated man—or evolution has so shaped him. If you prefer to put It that way—that there Is no greater spnr to his soul than the Incentive of the un achieved. Always the unaccomplished that seems worth while challenges his ambition, hla courage, his determination. Man has already accomplished much on this earth—so much thut he has now a vision of what his goal should be—so much thut he Is now able to see how far he has fallen short of reaching that goal. And no age has been so well equipped to move on to that goal as this present age. Never has the Incentive to the achievement of that goal been so strong. For inan cannot stand still. He must press onward to the goal or fall back and lose much that he has gained. Failure to reach the goal emphasizes the Incompleteness of sll that has been accomplished. And this shining goal Is nothing less than the message of the sea son: “Peace on earth, good will to men.” Practically this means, the reformation of human nature. And the reformation of human nature means nothing less than the world-wide applica tion of precepts of Christianity to the affairs of mankind. Christianity was b.laroed for not preventing the great war. It has since been blumed for not pre venting the Industrial strife and the economic ills and other evils that have afflicted the world. Per haps the best answer In brief to this charge Is the utterance credited to George Bernard 81m w: “Christianity has not yet been tried.” It is a noteworthy fact that during the last year men of affairs, speaking from the viewpoint of business and not thut of religion, have publicly declared that In the application of the teachings of the Gospel lies the one cure for the industrial Ills growing out of world-wide economic wnrfure. Some of them have gone so far ns to declare that nothing hut a sincere acceptance of Christianity can save society from utter ruin and civilization from a complete collapse. It la not contended by them that Christianity contains a panacea that will at once cure all In dustrlal ’and economic Ills. They know that no such panacea exists. They admit that Christian ity does not teach economics; does not Instruct as to production und distribution; does not. In short, set forth s system of Industry In any form or shape. They start from a different basis and their reasoning Is about like this: Christianity, however, does set forth a moral formula that can he applied at all times to all systems. This moral formula Is an active solvent of wrongs under any system. Its application can cure the defects of any system, not so much ty changing the system as by changing the attitude of men toward one another. Practical Christianity would not tolerate Injus tice of any kind. With Injustice of all kinds ban ished from the affairs of men and nations existing economic and Industrial systems would either re model themselves or would be cost aside. In short, economic regeneration would come about as a by product In connection with the larger moral re generation of mankind through the acceptance of Christianity. For In the last analysis the faults of systems have their source In the hearts of men. A stupendous undertaking? An Impossible vision? Well, they ask. what other course Is there? The converse of the proposition has been tried to the uttermost. And where Is the world? Appar ently civilization In this Twentieth century Is fac ing the greut crisis. George Washington. 133 years ago. ns America’s first president, proclaimed America’s first national Thanksgiving day. And Ills preamble declares: “It Is the duty of sll nations to acknowledge the Providence of Almighty God, to obey Ills will, to be grateful for His benefits, aud humbly to im plore His protection and favor.” As everybody knows, George Washington was no liar. 8o that when he wrote these words he wrote them because he believed them. In short, the United States of America was con ceived and established In exactly the spirit set forth in Washington’s words. The nation of his time was a Christian nation. Its sense of de pendence upon God was very real because of real isation of perils past and difficulties to come. It saw the guiding and protecting hand of Providence In the past. It hoped for a continuance of guid ance and protection of Providence In overcoming the problems and difficulties of the future. For America wus then a child among the nations and Its way to maturity looked long and perilous. America has now come to that maturity. And Is a dullard who cannot see the hand of Provi nce® In our national history since the beginning. In the 133 years since George Washington's first Thanksgiving proclamation America has accom plished much. It has made Its maturity rich and powerful. Today America stands the wealthiest and most favored nation of the globe—so rich and so favored that a pre-war prediction has come true: America has emerged vlctorioua and un harmed from the Great War and without a friend among the nations of «earth. America is too wealthy, too powerful, too resourceful, too well able to move on toward Ita destiny without “en tangling alliances” to please the rest of the world. America Is so favored that It must have a earn lest In Its complacency It thanks God It Is not as other nstlons are. It Is true America Is not as the Turk, who la pounding on the gates of Europe, with sll the as surance of a victor who asserts that he hss wiped out past defeat by present victory and demands new opportunities for crimes against civilization. It Is true America Is not as the Bolshevists In Russia, who apparently are growing rather stronger than weaker, seeming to gain strength from the ruin they have wrought, and parade their Red Army as an object lesson to the nations of earth. Yet America sadly needs to take heed of the Eleventh commandment, “Love one another.” And It needs a Twelfth cominnndinent, “Thou shalr not profiteer." For the profiteer. It has been said, “takes the Eighth commandment by the throat, knocks the Tenth commandment on the head and treads the golden rule under foot.” And as for the Ten commandments handed down from God af Mount Final —It Is Increasingly evident that It Is the task of the good citizen and Jhe church and the press to hnlld up the moral manhood and womanhood that Is suffering alarming deteriora tion. There are many who believe that In acceptance and practice of practical Christianity lie Ameri ca's only hope of emergence from the greed and lawlessness of 1923. Anno Domini. In this connection the progress of a movement begun In the United States by “Christian Business Men” will doubtless be watched with Interest by the nation. In some American city—probably Detroit —will ba hald early In 1923 the first convention of the Federation of Christian Business Men's clubs. Probably 100 duba In the principal cities of the country will be represented. “To search »nt nnd apply the laws of God In all commercial relation* between ourselves and all men” Is the stated pur pose of the federation. All members agree to make the golden rule fundamental In their commercial dealings. The clubs reserve at all meetings n chair for Jesus Christ, "the unseen Guest," whom the members acknowledge to he their "directive head.” At u recent conference In Kansas City, Mo., dele gates were present representing clubs In Karina* City, New York, Philadelphia, Lincoln, Neb., Tulsa. Okin., Bt. Louis, Wheeling. \V. Vn.. Chicago, Rochester, N. Y., Cincinnati, Columbus, 0., St. Paul, Minn., Jacksonville, Fin., Columh'u, Ma, sod Detroit.