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; -■ PAONIA NEWSPAPER
■ ■ - COLORADO
STATES MAY
ENTER UNION
MOUSE withholds approval of
I CONSTITUTIONS OF NEW
MEXICO AND ARIZONA.
THE PEOPLE MUST SAY
WHETHER APPROVED OR REJECT.
ED, THE CONSTITUTIONS
WILL STAND.
Washington. The joint resolution
admitting Arizona and New Mexico to
immediate statehood, but withholding
approval of the constitutions of both
until the people have voted on pro
posed amendments, passed the House
of Representatives by a viva voce
vote No roll call was demanded on
the final vote.
The resolution requires Arizona to
vote on an amendment removing the
recall provision as it applies to
Judges; and requires it to vote on an
amendment making its constitution
more easily amendable.
Neither state is required to adopt
the amendments proposed by Con
gress.
Whether they are approved or re
jected by the proposed referendums,
the constitutions of the new states
will stand finally approved when the
respective votes have been taken.
The admission resolution passed in
the form proposed by the Democratic
majority of the committee on terri
toriee.
Efforts were made by the Republi
cans to force Arizona to vote out of
its constitution the recall of judges;
and to give the immediate and un
qualified approval to the New Mexi
can constitution. Both provisions were
rejected singly, and, later, when Mr.
Mann embodied them in a motion to
recommit the measure, they were
voted down.
The Democrats said the proposal to
force Arizona to reject the recall was
an effort to keep that state out of
the union.
The Democratic resolution, said the
chairman of the territories committee,
presented the fairer methoa, namely,
to leave to the people the determina
tion of the recall question.
Notwithstanding this attitude, lead
ing Democratic orators bitterly de
nounced the recall of judges, while
Republican insurgents refused to joiu
m*nority leader Mann in the proposal
to force Arizona to give it up.
Representative Martin W. Littleton
of New York made a strong attack in
the afternoon, not only on the recall,
but upon the Initiative and referen
dum.
Representative Houston of Tennes
see, s Democrat, said the recall would
be rot only an innovation but a source
of danger to the integrity of the
courts.
Mr. Houston contended that the ju
diciary of the country was on too high
s plane to have its integrity threatened
by a popular recall at any time.
Mr. Houston was followed by Mr.
Littleton, Democrat, who made his
ma.dcn speech in the House, saying:
“It will strike from the splendid
structure of free government the arch
upon which it has come to rest with
unshaken confidence!” he declared, in
bis attack upon the recall of judges
feature of the Arizona constitution.
Major Butt to Marry.
Washington.—Major Archibald W.
Butt, military aide to President Taft,
is shortly to marry the sister of Mrs.
Tsft, is the rumor prevalent in local
society. The statement is made that
the engagement will be announced
shortly.
Sherwood $1 a Day Pension.
Washington.—An agreement to fa
vorably report the Sherwood $1 a (lay
service pension bill, affecting half a
million old soldiers, wan reached at a
meeting of tne House committee on
invalid pensions. The vote was seven
to three. The bill is estimated to in
volve a total cost of $38,000,000.
Charges Against Paper Makers.
Washington.—Charges that Ameri
can newspaper publishers are com
pelled to pay higher prices for news
print paper because the International
Paper Company is practically in con
trol of the industry in this country,
were made at the Canadian reciproci
ty bill hearing before Senate finance
committee.
LATEST NEWS
EPITOMIZED
FROM TELEGRAPHIC REPORTS
THAT COVER THE WEEK'S
EVENTS.
OF MOST INTEREST
KEEPING THE READER POSTED
ON MOST I MPORTANT
CURRNET TOPIC8.
WESTERN.
A loss of $30,000 was caused at
Verdi, Nev., by the burning of the
warehouse of the California Sugar and
White Pine Agency plant.
Prospectors in the Upper Kuskok
wim valley, Alaska, near Innoko river,
have discovered old gold diggings
which were worked by the Russians
before the United States bought
Alaska.
Clarence Henderson, bookkeeper in
a bank at Beggs, Okla., is dead, and
Edward Bright, son of a re: ! estate
man of the same place, will die as the
result of mistaking a quart can of
nitro-glycerine for muddy water.
A. V. Harte, a young Ohioan, ambi
tious to become an aviator, fell to his
death at the aviation ground at Los
Angeles, where Arch Hoxsey met a
tragic fate before thousands of spec
tators December 31st last.
With pistol in his hand, W. W. Rol
lins. a wealthy farmer, living near
Streator, 111., walked into a room in a
hotel in Talequah, Okla., and made his
wife and Harold Morgan, with whom
she had eloped, turn over $12,000 of
his money which the pair had taken.
Dispatches sent from Seattle sta*
ing that there is a strong sentiment
in Alaska in favor of annexation to
Canada and that a movement is on
foot to mine coal in violation of law
are entirely untruthful, according to
the best information obtainable.
Five daughters of Harve Roach, of
Utica, Kan., ranging in age from 7
to 16 years, were burned to death.
The mother of the girls filled a lamp
with gasoline by mistake Prepara
tory to ascending a stairway leading
to the second floor room, where her
daughters were asleep, she lighted the
lamp.
Bert H. Conners and J. Mansel
Parks, both said to be members, and
the latter a former officer in the Los
Angeles local union of the Structural
Iron and Bridge Workers, have been
arretted in Ijoh Angeles by detectives
working under the direction of Dis
trict Attorney Fredericks, on a charge
of being implicated in an attempt to
destroy with dynamite the new l»s
Angeles county Hall of Records last
September, some weeks before the
blov ing up of the Times building.
WASHINGTON.
Henry L. Stimson, who will be Sec
retary of War, has arrived in Wash
iigton. He will assume his new du
ties May 29th.
The Standard Oil Company has a
capital stock of $110,000,000, of which
$100,000,000 is common and $10,000,000
is preferred. It is supposed to have
a surplus of about $500,000,000.
Congressmen who get into see Pres
ident Taft these days are not surprised
to learn that he isn't worrylngabout the
date of adjournment. While all Wash-,
ington is sizzling with the thermome
ter around 100, the President’s office
shows a temperature of about eighty.
Mr Taft sits over a ton of Ice each
day.
The principle of arbitration of
practically all disputes between na
tions, including questions of vital in
terest and national honor, assumed
vitality when Secretary Knox sub
mitted to the British and French am
bassadors at Washington the draft of
a convention to serve as a basis of
negotiations.
New postal banks will open for
business on June 19th. Among the
new Western offices are: Yuma,
Ariz.; Martinez, Cal.; Telluride, 811-
verton and Cripple Creek, Colo.; Wal
lace, Idaho; Clovis, N. M.; Wlllston,
N. D.; Okla.; The Dalles and
Eugene, Ore.; S. D.; Brenham
and Del Rio, Tex.; 1 Aberdeen and
Ellensburg, Wash., and Rawlins, Wyo.
The army headquarters at Denver is
the only one that willl be abolished
under the new order creating the
three grand military divisions in the
United States. Considerable changes,
however, will be made in the boun
dary of the existing departments. New
Mexico, Arizona and Utah are de
tached from the department of Colo
rado and form part of the department
of California. Montana and Wyoming
go from the department of Dakota to
the department of Columbia.
FOREIGN.
Reports from Torreon, Mexico, say
the rebels, who recently captured the
town, have murdered aver 200 Chinese.
John Higgins, owner of Des Moines
Western League team, denied that he
intei'ds to sell the club or retire from
, the management.
President Diaz and Vice President
Corral will resign before June 1st.
Minister of Foreign Relations De La
Barra a ill become president ad inter
im.
A monoplane carrying Lieut. Paul
Dupuys and Pierre Marie Bournique
fell from a height of about 250 feet at
Kheims, France. Dupuys was killed
and his companion fatally injured.
Peace will not be declared in Mex
ico nor will the general armistice be
terminated, till the moment Francis
co Leon de la Barra becomes provi
sional president In succession to Pres
ident Diaz.
France paid a terrible toll for her
magnificent endeavor to attain su
premacy of the air when a monoplane,
the driver of which had lost control,
plunged into a group of cabinet mem
bers who had gathered to witness the
start of the race from Paris to Mad
rid, killing thfe minister of war and
injuring the prime minister, his son
and a well known sportsman.
SPORT.
WESTERX I.EAGI K STANDING.
P. W. L Pet.
Sioux City 28 19 9 .679
Denver 26 17 9 .654
Wichita 24 15 9 .625
Lincoln 26 16 10 .615
St. Joseph 28 14 14 .500
Omaha 28 13 15 .464
Topeka 27 10 17 .370
I>ea Moines 29 4 25 .138
The first appearance of the Chey
enne (Wyo.) Indians on the local dia
mond this year will be May 28th,
when they will open a three-game
series with the Denver Cottrells.
It was announced in New York that
Billy Papke, the American middle
weight and Jim Sullivan, the English
champion, have signed articles in I»n
don for the 20-round match for the
{ world's champion on June 6th.
The bill legalizing six round boxing
contests in Illinois, which passed the
Senate a couple of weeks ago is prmc
1 tically dead.
i The coming summer already offers
not less than one million dollars In
prize money for competitive aviation
at the various meets.
The national amateur wrestling
tournament Is being held in Portland.
I Ore., under the auspices of the Mult
i nomah Amateur Athletic Club of that
city.

GENERAL.
! Fire destroyed the Northwestern Car
Company's building, a five-story brick
structure, causing a loss of $100,000.
Backed by prominent Boston men, a
hosp'tal is to be established in Boston
which will be exclusively for the rich.
Three persons were drowned by the
overturning of a canoe in the city
reservoir on the outskirts of Hamil
' ton, Ohio. *
i Wells Fargo Express Company has
taken over the business of the Pa
: rifle Express, which operates over
| the Missouri Pacific.
I Miss Gertrude Gaynor, twenty-two,
daughter of Mayor Gaynor of New
York and William Seward Webb, Jr.,
eloped at Wilmington. Del., and mar
ried.
Mrs. Williamlna Paton Fleming, one
of the foremost astronomers of the
world and curator of astronomical
records in Harvard University, died In
a Boston hospital.
Business sessions of the United
Confederate Veterans were brought
io a close In Little Rock, with the
selection of Macon, Ga. f as the place
for the next reunion.
1 he administration measure provid
ing tor a constitutional amendment
for the initiative and referendum
passed the Wisconsin Assembly 55 to
11. It now goes to the Senate.
Six negroes were lynched at
City, Fla., after a party of more than
a dozen men. masquerading as offi
cers, appeared at the county jail and
secured possession of the men.
The discovery of five aces in a deck
of cards, with which a group of miners
were playing poker at Kittanning, Pa.,
led tr. a quarrel in which three of the
men were killed and only one was
| fatally shot.
Senator Edgar T. Crawford of Car
roll county and Representative A
Clark lx»wry of laiwrence county. Re
publicans, and Representative Owen J.
Evans of Stalk county. Democrat, hav-s
been Indicted by the grand jury for
bribe solicitation at Columbus, Ohio.
James Elliott, who recently made an
alleged confession In which he
charred that officers of the National
Erectors’ Association and W. J. Burns
and detectives employed by it, were
implicated in the wrecking of build
ings throughout the country construct
ed by non-union labor, has been found
to be mentally deranged and was sent
to on asylum.
LITTLE COLORADO ITEMS.
Small Happenings Occurring Over the
State Worth Telling.
Arvada will have a Strawberry
Day in June.
L'tense have been paid on thirty
two dogs in Marble.
Robert M. Miles shot and killed
Lewis Staten at Trinidad.
Plattevllle Chamber of Commerce
has seventy-one members.
Mrs. Annie Nealy, one of the oldest
residents of Boulder, Is dead.
An addition is to be built to the
Mead school this summer.
Electric lighted street signs are to
be given a trial in Colorado Springs.
The forest fires In Ute Pass has
been put out by government fire fight
ers.
New marble cutters are arriving in
Marble and finding immediate employ
ment.
The Durango Bpard of Trade added
131 members in a three-days cam
paign.
Another forger has been at work in
Sallda, passing three worthless checks
for $25 each.
Victor a Mexican, wanted
for murder at Fort Collins, was cap
tured near Pierce.
Colorado Springs is again a wet
town, liquor license having been
granted two hotels.
Work on the grade of the Denver-
Laramie between Greeley and Sever
ancc has been resumed.
Col. D. C. Dodge of Denver bag been
made vice president and general man
ager of the Moffat road.
Mrs. Margaret B. Wicks, aged 72, a
pioneer of Pueblo and widow of the
late Platt Wicks, is dead.
Telluride and Silverton have been
designated as new postal depositories
by the postmaster general.
Fire destroyed the Keen Lumber
and Supply Company's buildings at
Fort Lupton, with a loss of $7,500.
Ditch and reservoir building in Weld
county in both the Greeley-Poudre
and Henrylyn districts Is progressing.
Preparations for the proper observ
ance of Memorial Day are under way
by the Evans post of the G. A H
In honor of the laying of the corner
stone of the new school building at
Grand Junction, May 24 was observed
as a holiday.
Steve Elkin and Chas. Ix>ckett. of
Steamboat Springs, on a recent hunt,
raptured one male and one female
bear and three cuba.
Trinidad scored its first shutout of
the season by defeating the I»s An
geles team of Japs, with a score of
8 to 0.
Greeley farmers believe that In
flax they have found a new crop
which can be grown successfully on
dry land.
United States Senator William E
Borah of Idaho has been Invited to
speak at the dedication of the Pioneer
monument June 24, In Denver.
One of the features of the Woodmen
of the World state convention to be
held in Pueblo July 4th, will be the
initiation of a clas of 2.000 members
Andrew of Georgetown, cqe
of the best known mining men of
Clear Creek county, rommltted sui
cide by throwing bimaelf !nto White's
lake
A dispatch from Washington, D. C,
told of Eugene H. Grubb of Carbon
dab being there to urge that Uncle
Sarr. print and distribute a booklet on
the potato.
Restaurants, boarding bouses and
unlicensed hotels are not to serve llq
uorr and are not to permit liquors to
be drunk in their dining rooms in Col
orado Springs.
Two $6,000 gasoline extractors, ca
pacity 300,000 cubic feet per day, to
be installed by the Boulder-Greeley
Oil Company north of here, have
been ordered.
That there Is five times as much
wheat as ever before, and that It ia
in normal condition, is the statement
J. L. Eaches, manager of the Platte
valley mill In Fort Morgan.
The orchardists of Montrose who
have given It a test are now thorough
ly convinced of the efficiency of
smrriglng in the protection of the fruit
from the ravages of Jack Frost.
While chopping wood Dan Coffman
of I*a Salle nearly killed himself with
the ax. He raised it high to strike
a tough knot when it caught in a
clothes line and a large gash five
inches long was made in his scalp.
Stock growers are jubilant over the
turn that has come In their affairs
in Colorado. The Pacific coast buy
ers have been cleaning up the state
within the last few days of every
available fat animal they could lay
their hands on.
To protect Its employes from "loan
sharks,” when such employes are In
pressing need of money, the Western
Union Telegraph Company has
adopted a policy of making small
loans to employes of good standing
wltlv the company.
COLORADO NEWS
Gathered From
All Parts of the State
COMIBKi EVENTS.
June 13, 14. 15—State Sunday School
Convention. Pueblo. '
June 15-18. —Convention Christian En
deavor Society. Grand Junction.
June 20-80.—Western General Con'rsr
ance Women's Christian Assoclatlo .
Cascade, Colo. . ,
June 28.—Colorado Association of Wi
ter Carriers' convention. Boulder.
June—Meeting National Retail Qro
cers' Association. Denver. ...
June—American Surgical Association
Convention. Denver. . _ r __
June 20-21.—N.tlunal A«.oct«tlon for
Study and prevention of Tuberculosis.
D j n urfe—American Trap Shooters' Asso
ciation. Denver. ,
June—National Association Real Bs
tate Exchanges. Denver, three days,
then Colorado Springs two days. July.
Pueblo Gets Wichita Franchise.
Wichita. Kan—The W.chlta fran
chise of the Western League has been
transferred to Pueblo, local business
men failing to make the expected pay
ment on the $14,000 for which the team
wav sold.
Good Work in Mesa County.
Grand Junction—Mesa county is
certainly doing her part to make good
on the “good roads” campaign in
augurated recently. Over SIO,OOO will
be raised by private subscription this
year in order to improve the roads in
the county, practically all of which
has already been pledged.
Presbyterian Women Make Donation.
Greeley —Tbe largest thank offer
ing ever made by the women of tbe
United Presbyterian church was that fo
the national convention of the Wom
en’s General Missionary Society of this
church, in session here, when fifty
women representing missionary so
cieties deposited $53,610.87 In the
contribution boxes.
Soldiers* Home in Good Condition.
Monte Vista.—The board of manag
ers of the Old Soldiers’ and Sailors’
Home at Monte Vista have completed
their annual Inspection and report
that the home Is In excellent condi
tion A. J Woodslde waa reappointed
cotnmandmant. Reports that there Is
dissatisfaction with the management
of the home are unfounded
Cation City Boomers Banquet.
Cafton City.—One hundred and tweo
ty-five businese and professional men
held a Good Fellowship banquet for
the purpose of discussing the advan
tage* of the community aa a tourist re
sort and raising money to continue
•he campaign of publicity so auspl
cloualy begun four months sgo Nearly
$4,000 was raised to carry on publicity
work for the summer.
BO.OOC Acres Unappropriated Lands.
Washington.—Senator Guggenheim
has been Informed by the secretary of
the interior that an examination of the
records of the General I*and Office
sh' we that there are *O,OOO acre sof
unappropriated public lands In the re
gion in which it Is sought to establish
a public park for the city of Denver.
, Of this ares It will require the dona
tion or sale to the city of about 10,000
! acres.
Court Orders Diversion of Water.
Denver. —Farmers around Morrison
who depend upon Hear creek for tbe
source of their water supply are ex
pected to make loud protest as result
of a temporary Injunction Issued by
Judge liPwls in tbe United States Cir
cuit Court restraining State Engineer
Comstock from refusing to permit the
owners of the Hindry ditch and the
!-ewl* St Strouse ditch to divert their
appropriations of water from Bear
creek through tbe Ward ditch, and
front refusing to permit the Ward
ditch from using the surplus waters
so clverted.
Colorado Apple Crop.
Denver—Colorado will this year
rank first among western states In
tbe production of apples by as large
a margin as In 1909, when the state
wsa conceded to have shipped more
apples than all other states of tbe
West, combined. Crop prospects at
this time are for a larger production
than ever before, and It is safe to say
that the frost period is past.
While (teaches, and even pears and
apples, have been Injured to some ex
tent In many sections, there never has
been a time when the fruit crop was
so general. C. L. Oliver, secretary of
tbe American Apple Congress, with
headquarters in Denver, has just com
piled an estimate of Colorado's apple
crop, and gives out the following:
Cara
Ixiwer Grand valley v.* 2,000
North Fork valley 1,800
Garfield county 400
Montrose county 750
West Delta county 600
Montezuma county 300
La Plata county f*o
Fremont county 1,000
Jefferson county . . 30
Boulder county mu
Larimer county 100
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