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yinwit . - COLORADO TAFT DOUBTS COURT’S POWER SAYS SUPREME TRIBUNAL CAN'T HOLD A THING "REASONABLE" OR "UNREASONABLE.’' NO GOOD OR BAD TRUST COURT HAS NO RIGHT TO USURP POWER BELONGING TO CONGRESS. Washington.—Governmental Wash ington—legislative, executive and judi cial —are discussing the Supreme Court's disposition of the Standard Oil case. While there was gratification in ad ministration circles over the order for the dissolution of the corporation which had been declared "an unreas onable" combination and monopoly in restraint of trade, there unquestion ably was misgiving as to the interpre tation of the anti-trust law giving to courts the right to determine wheth er a monopoly was "reasonable'' and declaring a "reasonable" monopoly not to be in contravention of the statute. President Taft, who a little more than a year ago, in a special message to Congress, said that under Supreme Court precedents there could be no such things as "reasonable" and "un reasonable" restraints of trade, or in other words, “good trusts," and "bad trusts," was said to have been rather disappointed that the court should have seen fit to reverse itself in this important matter. Justice Harlan held that his brother judges had no right to usurp the func tions of the legislative branch of the government by writing into the statute a differentiation between "reasonable" and "unreasonable." Under these circumstances and in their extremity, great aggregations of wealth applied to the court in an ef fort to have It construe the law in a way that would be a flat reversal of wha: it had held on two previous oc casions. Justice Harlan declined to be a party to such reversal, hence his dissenting opinion. He denounced as "the most tlarming tendency of the clay" the ten dency of judicial legislation. Men of power, he said, always were trying to get the courts to do what Congress would not. President Taft in his special mes sage to Congress January 7, 1910, urg ing a federal incorporation act, de clarer that to put the word "reason able" into the anti-trust statute and thus leave it for the courts to say what was a reasonable restraint of trade, would be to put into the hands of the courts "a power impossible to exercise on any consistent principle which would Insure the uniformity of decision essertial to good judgment," "It is to throw* upon the courts," he added, "a burden that they have no precedents to enable them to carry, and to give them a power approaching the trbitrary, the abuse of which might involve our Judicial system in disas ter." As to the doctrine of "good trusts" and "bad trusts" which the majority opinion of the court, as expressed by Chief Justice White, seems to have laid down, President Taft in his mes sage written more than a year ago, said: "The public and especially the business public ought to rid them selves of the Idea that such a distinc tlon is practicable or can be intro duced into the statute. Certainly un der the present anti trust law no such distinction exists." Consider Criminal Prosecution. Washington. Attorney General Wickersham may consider criminal prosecutions of the officials of the Standard Oil Company, it is said that in event the oil trust officials should plead immunity under the statute of limitations, the government could take the position that the combination in restraint of trade was a continuing conspiracy until the moment the court orders It dissolved. Panama Bonds Bids Invited. Washington. Secretary MacVeagh has Invited popular subscriptions to a $50,000,000 issue of government bands to reimburse the treasury general fund •for expenditures on accoiint of the Panama canal. Treasury officers ex pect the loan will be largely over sub scribed and small bidders will, be giv en preference. LATEST NEWS EPITOMIZED FROM TELEGRAPHIC REPORTS THAT COVER THE WEEK'S EVENTS. OF MOST INTEREST KEEPING THE READER POSTED ON MOST IMPORTANT CURRNET TOPICS. WESTERN. Lafayette Grover, the fourth gover nor of Oregon, died recently at his home in Portland. The St. Mary's college, Kansas, baseball team defeated the Keio uni versity players of Tokio, Japan, 3 to 1. John Schaffer and Homer Corbet, car repairers, were killed by the ex plosion of several oil tanks in the car repair sheds of the Santa Fe shops in Topeka, Kan. Joseph W. Axtell, a hotel fireman, was shot and killed on the street in Salt Lake City, while trying to stop a holdup who had robbed a pawn ship of $6,000 worth of diamonds. The State Board of Railroad Com missioners of Kansas refused to per mit the M. K. & T. railroad to issue $102,000,000 in bonds on the ground that the proposition i»j too indefinite. A large, open-face silver watch lost by Frank Strome nearly fifty years ago, was recovered in a strange man ner when an alligator was killed in Double bayou near Galveston and the timepiece was found in the alligator s stomach. J. C. Stubbs, director of traffic of the Southern Pacific railroad, has an nounced the new time table which the Southern Pacific and Union Pacific railroads will put into effect May 2hth, cutting off four and one-half hours from the running time between San Francisco and Chicago. The American Flag Association has issued a circular calling attention to the fact that June 14th is Mag Day and asking public officials, patriotic societies and private citizens to pre pare for a fitting observance of the day. The object of this society is to promote reverence for the American flag. WASHINGTON. The Senate confirmed the nomina tion of Ernest Knaebel as assistant at torney general. It has been indicated that Secretary MacVeagh will call for popular bids on an iesue of $50,000,000 of Panama bonds. Commerce between the United States and border towns of Mexico, will not be Interfered with by the United States. Democratic members of the Ways and Means committee of the House have taken up the task of drafting a bill revising the wool schedule. Postmaster General Hitchcock has announced the designation of forty seven additional postal savings depos itories, making a total of 176 since January 3rd. By spending $6,000,000 to $10,000,000 a year, the United States can have a permanent reserve corps of 270,000 trained soldiers, according to Maj. Gen* Wood, chief of staff, who opposes a bill changing the term of enlistment from three to five years. Facing the question of an early re port on the Canadian reciprocity bill and with the free list bill already be fore them, members of the Senate committee on finance are considering a Democratic proposition to couple the two measures. A reaffirmation of the program of “hands off” in Mexico is the plan b> the President and his advisers. The President believes that all that can be done is to remove the Americans as far from the scene of hostilities as possible. Secretary of War Jacob McGavick Dickinson of Tennessee, the Democrat ic member of President Taft's cabinet, has resigned. Henry L. Stimson, of New York, recently defeated Republi can candidate for governor of that state, has been given the portfolio. This announcement, was made from the White House. The Standard Oil Company of New Jersey and its nineteen subsidiary corporations have been declared by the Supreme Court of the United States to be a conspiracy and com bination in restraint of trade. It also was held to be monopolizing Inter state commerce in violation of the Sherman anti-trust law. The dissolu tion of the combination was ordered to take place within six months. FOREIGN. Forty men were entombed by an ex plosion that wrecked the St. Marga ret’s coal mine near Whitehaven. Eng land. Mexico’s provisional government be came an established fact with the naming of Francisco I. Madero, Jr., provisional president of his cabinet of ficers, and the establishment of a cap ital at the captured city of Juarez. General Diaz will not leave the presidency w’hile the country is in its present state of unrest. He has de manded to know from his opponents I the terms in which they expected him | to announce hiB willingness to resign and is waiting a reply from them. This little bullet-riddled city Juarez is the provisional capital of Mexico, and Francisco I. Madero, Jr., provi sional president, and his staff have taken complete possession after win ning the bloodiest battle of the Mex ican revolution. The most remarkable exhibition of | aviation seen in England was given under the auspices of the parliamen tary aerial defense committee. Four teen aii men, including Claude Gra hame-White, Ijouis Bleriot, the French aviator; Robert I>oraiue, the actor, and Captain F. S. Cody, performed va rious feats designed to show' the util ity of aeroplanes for war. SPORT. WESTBHX I.KAUK STANDING. P. W. L Pet. Sioux Ctty 23 17 6 .7:11* Denver 1* 1 14 7 .*67 Wlclilia 20 13 7 .650 Llinoln 21 13 K .61!* St. Joseph 23 12 11 .522 Omahu 21 S 15 .375 Topeka 22 8 14 .361 Des Moines 24 3 21 .125 Definite plans for establishing an aviation circuit including Chicago. Indianapolis, Kansas City and St. 1 Louis, will be announced soon. The Missouri Athletic Club won three out of four events in the inter city boxing tournament with the Cin cinnati Gynasium Club in St. Louis. A baseball association has been or ganized at Arvada and it is the pur pose of the promoters to have one of the best senii-professionai teams in the Denver district. | Convict 11,342 of the Missouri state prison at Jefferson City is the latest contender for "white hope" honors. In a letter to the sporting editor of a local newspaper, the prisoner acknowl edges that he is the logical person to humble Champion Jack Johnson. He says he is six feet and four inches tall, has a* reach of 84 inches and I weighs 230 pounds. GENERAL. American Federation of has appealed to union men of the country for $500,000 for the defense of John J. McNamara. Four men were killed when a Bal ' timore & Ohio train struck the auto ' mobile in which they were riding, at Shelby, Ohio. Several men are entombed in the Ross vein of the Boston colliery of ; the Delaware & Hudson Company at j I^arksville,. Pa. The United States Steel Corporation announced that unfilled tonnage on the books in New York, April 20th, totaled 3,218,704 tons. In a motion made before Justice Giegerich in the Supreme Court It be came known that the Wella-Fargo Ex press Company had decided to discon tinue their banking business in New York. Two negroes are dead and one mor tally wounded and four deputy sher iffs are wounded, one fatally, as the result of a murder committed by one of he negroes near Montgomery, Ala , and of a fight that followed. James A. Patten, who has given a fortune to aid in the fight against tu berculosis, was dealt a second blow by the scourge in the death of his son, Thomas Beveridge Patten, 17 years old. Mr. Patten's brother, George W. Patten, died last September of the same disease. Relentless prosecution of John J. and James B. McNamara and Ortlc McManigal, the three men under ar rest at Los Angeles, charged with blowing up the plant of the I»s An geles Times, is promised by Harrison Gray Otis, publisher of the Times, who Is in Chicago. At least a score of policemen were injured and many members of a mob of 2,000 striking furniture workers and sympathizers were hurt in a riot at the plant of the Widdlcomb Furni ture Company, at Grand Rapids, Mich. Several of the injured may die. Re volvers, clubs and stones were used. A near tragedy of the sea, filled with many thrilling narratives of human rescue and escape, occurred off the Virginia coast when the Ward liner Merida, bound from Havana, Cuba, for New York, with 310 souls on board, sank in 354 fathoms of water 55 miles northeast of Cape Charles, after she had been rammed by the fruit steamer Admiral Farragut. All on board were saved. LITTLE COLORADO ITEMS. Small Happenings Occurring Over the State Worth Telling. A ball team has been organized at Antonlto. A light frost around Boulder did some damage to fruit. Carl Rydln, a resident of Weld coun ty for twenty years, is at Greeley. Twenty-nine employes of the State Land Board have been asked to resign. The farmers near Greeley will seed about 35,000 acres to potatoes this year. Mrs. Emma Kalbaugh, one of Gold en’s earliest pioneers, died at the age of eighty. The Colorado Association of Letter Carriers will hold a convention in Boul der June 28th. For the first time in many years Montrose will celebrate the glorious Fourth this year. The two-year-old son of Humann Straub of Rocky Fork, was drowned in the High Line ditch. An addition will be built to the Mead schol house to be ready for oc cupancy in September. Windsor schools are the first in northern Colorado to install the bub bling drinking fountain. Mrs. Emmett Barton, wife of a wealthy sheep man and one of the old est residents of Fruita, is dead. Prof. Thompson of the l*a Junta high school and six of his assistants went on a strike and refused to teach. Broadmoor casino, Colorado Springs' most popular summer resort, will open for the the season June 22 nd. Ira Passer, aged 18, son *of Henry Masser, a prominent ranchman, was instantly killed at Urote, by a passen ger train. T. W. Thomas, former sheriff of Garfield county, died suddenly at Glenwood Springs, of heart failure, aged 59. The largest payroll at the Minnequa steel plant at Pueblo, tnla year has just been paid and amounted to nearly $175,000. Hotel men from over the state to the number of 200 will spend June 2nd, 3rd and 4th in Colorado Springs and Manltou. Montrose will produce its regulation bountiful fruit crop again this year, and the fear of loss by frost is now practically past. A great many of the Alamosa resi dents are planning to co-operate In building a club house in the Conejos Caflon this summer. An old fashioned camp meeting is to be held in the grove at Fort Lupton beginning May 21st. Great prepara lions are being made. $26,000 has been secured to complete the twelve miles of road near Parkdale and thus open the road from Caflon City to Sallda. Mills in Boulder county have been ordered closed down because they are contaminating the water in streams and destroying fish. About three hundred skilled beet raisers from Globeville have reacbM Alamosa to take up the culture of sugar beets in the valley. James Tynan of Golden was award ed $4,200 in the condemnation suit brought against him by the Farmers' Reservoir and Irrigation Company. James Halzar, 14-year-old son of Adain Halzar, living three miles east of Rerthoud, accidentally shot and killed his 6-year-old brother at the ranch. The recent high temperature and warm wind has melted the snow in the hills and the Gunnison river is rising rapidly. At Delta the river has been running bank full and threatens to overflow. William K. Burchlnell, secretary of the Board of Control Managers at Den ver, announced that bids for work ou the Colorado State Museum building would be received until noon June 15th. The fourth annual convocation of the Episcopal diocese of western Colo rado was held In Grand Junction. Delegates wero present from all over the Western Slope. Bishop Spalding of Utah spoke. The Johnstown Milling & Elevator Company is making extensive improve ments at their elevator and dump for unloading grain and have installed a set of rolls for grinding feed for mak ing corn meal. While working on the county road near Fort Collins, and near a point where one of the frontier highways formerly crossed the Poudre river, men discovered human bones, an old iron kettle and a rusted barrel of a rifle, mute evidences of some fron tier tragedy. Denver bankers have received no tice from the executive council of the American Bankers' Association to the effect that a new national system designed to facilitate the forward ing of bank cnecks has been adopted. By the new method every bank in the United States will be numbered and the work of numbering has begun. STATE NEWS OF INTEREST TO ALL COLORADO PEOPLE COMING EVENTS. June 6-7-8.—Grand Encampment Colo. and Wyo. O. A. R-. Sallda June 15-18.—Convention Christian En deavor Society. Grand Junction. June 20-30. —Western General Conrer ance Women's Christian Association Cascade, Colo. , „ . . June 13, 14. 15—State Sunday School Convention. Pueblo. ...... June—Meeting National Retail Gro cers' Association. Denver. . . June—American Surgical Association Convention. Denver. , .. . . June 20-21.—National Association Tor Study and prevention of Tuberculosis, Denver. . . , ... June—American Trap Shooters Asso ciation. Denver. , _ . _ June—National Association Heal E* tate Exchanges. Denver, three uayn. then Colorado Springs two days, July. State Receives Teller Institute. Grand Junction. —Members of the State Board of Agriculture here hate received formal possession of the Tell er Indian school from Superintendent C. H. Burton. Lamar to Hear Heney. Uniar. —A Redpath Chautauqua, lasting one week, will be hold here, be ginning June 30th. Francis J. Heney of San Francisco and formed Gover nor Folk of Missouri are among the lecturers. Wants Road for Auto Line. Boulder.—The Commercial Associa tion of Boulder and Lyons and the Boulder Motor Club will meet In Joint session to decide which of the two roads between Boulder and Lyon* should be improved for a line of auto mobiles to be running by June loth. Bishop Henderson Speaker. Pueblo. —Bishop Eugene I. Hender son of the Methodist Episcopal church of Kansas City will attend the State Sunday School convention here June 13th, 14th and 15th and will deliver addresses before ihe convention each day. Grand Army Meeting. Sallda.—The Grand Array of the Repul lie will hold Its thirty-second annual reunion for the Department of Colorado and Wyoming, at Halida. Colo., June 6, 7. 8. A special rate has been made by the railroads for this occasion, for fare for the round trip from all points. Great Scenic Highway Opened. Canon City.—The Weather Bureau cooperated with the executive and subordinate committees of the Cafton City liusinesa Men's Association, in making the celebration connected with the dedication to public use of a new highway to the top of the Royal Gorge a distinct success in every par tlcular. Court May Ignore Governor. Denver. —It is generally believed at the state house that the Supreme Court will refuse to pass on the con stitutionality of the State Court of Appeals bill, or of any part thereof, until that measure has become a law. Rumor has It that the Supreme Court may be a trifle tart in its reply to th** letter of the governor asking for sn opinion on th)s bill. Arsenic Big Apple Aid. L**mar. —County Treasurer J O Stream, who has a fine ;trm In the famous May valley. Just north of town states that the use of four ton of arsenic spray would Assure a yield of fifty cars of superior apples from Prowers county. Stream last year dem onstrated at the National Irrigation Congress the possibilities of apple cul ture in the lower Arkansas valley, without the use of smudg** pots. Big Rain Visits Cripple Creek. Cripple Crtik a storm «»f great value to the farmers visited Crlppl*- ; Creek. It was accompanied by tre mendous thunder claps and vivid flashes of lightning. The rain cam* In a steady downpour. It is that Cripple Creek is the center of a storm that covers an area not less than 1,000 miles square. It is the first rainstorm of the season and is the more welcome as the spring has beer, unusually dry and ranchers have fear«d for their crops In the surround ing valleys. State Expense Increasing. Denver.—Appropriations made by the last three legislatures: Sixteenth General Assembly (Rep.) $2,416,467.25. Seventeenth General Assembly (Dem.) $3,494,221.91. Eighteenth General Assembly (Dem.) $4,455,369.06. An Increase In four years of 100 per cent. In the cost of conducting the state government. For the current two years taxpayers of the state will have to pay fully $2.- 000,000 more for state maintenance than they did for the years 1907 and 1908.