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Washington.—Senators Guggenheim
and Hitchcock have announced their
intention to have the military commit
tee of the Senate interrogate Gen.
Wood, chief of staff of the array, con
cerning the necessity for the proposed
change in army divisions and depart
ments by which the work of adminis
tration will be concentrated in three
cities of the country, Chicago, New
York and San Francisco.
Pacific coast senators are also tak
ing an active interest in the matter.
Senator Hitchcock complains that al
though Omaha is retained as head
quarters for the Department of the
Missouri, it is proposed to close the
offices at that place of the quarter
master and other branches of the ser
vice and remove the officers and clerks
connected with them to Chicago.
It is believed also, that notwithstand
ing the promises of the officers of the
war department, that the proposed
abandonment of the Department of the
Colorado would not cause any losses to
Denver business interests, heavy loss
will occur as soon as the department
headquarters are closed, and Senator
Guggenheim will co-operate with Sena
tor Hitchcock in having the matter in
vestigated by the military affairs com
Some of the Pacific coast senators
are also interested in having the pro
posed investigation instituted, as the
changes in departments and divisions
will result in the removal of the clerks
at Vancouver Barracks, Wash., to Ban
Senator Guggenheim was furnished
by Director Smith of the geological
survey with a program of the work to
be carried on by the survey this year
In Colorado. This will Include a con
tinuance of investigations in the San
Juan district by Engineers Cross and
Atwood and in the Castle Rock dis
trict by Engineer Richardson. Eco
nomic geology will be studied in the
Central City district by Engineer Ba
sin and In Creede by Engineer Em
mons. Land classification work in the
Colorado coal fields will be conducted
by Mr. Campbell. Topographic sur
veys will be continued in the Ignacio,
Cochetopa, Castle Rock and Meeker
quadrangles. The survey of the Mesa
Verde national park will be completed.
Profile surveys will be made of the
Grand river from Glenwood to Blue
river and from Mack, Colo., to Green
River, Utah. Triangulations will be
completed In the vicinity of Grand
Junction and Breckenridge and the
quadrangle survey and map will be
Senator Guggenheim has been noti
fied by the secretary of agriculture
that his department is making a study
of the drainage question of the San
Luis valley and will endeavor to for
mulate a plan for the redemption by
drainage of the alkali lands of that re
gion. Data on the subject has been
collected by Engineer D. G. Miller of
the bureau of soils.
Representative Taylor has intro
duced a bill authorizing postmasters to
take subscriptions to the Congres
sional. Record at $1 per year, begin
ning December 1.
Other bills introduced by Taylor
were to permit national banks to loan
money on real estate; providing for
Inspection of imported potatoes and
prevent the admission of scabby tu
bers; making Lincoln's birthday a na
tional holiday and providing for eroc
tion or purchasing of a government
building for postoffice purposes in
every county seat town in the United
It is believed no action will be
taken on these bills at this session.
Dr. G. A. Fox has been appointed a
member of the board of pension exam
ing surgeons at Cheyenne.
The President renominated John F.
Crowley for postmaster at Fort Rus
sell, Wyo. The office has recently
been raised to presidential class.
Postal savings banks have been or
dered established at Idaho Springs and
Western Newspaper Union News Service.
Garrett and Martin Hankie, broth
ers, aged 23 and 25, respectively, were
drowned in the Raccoon river near Des
Born on November 1, 1788, Mrs,
Mary Rodriguez, a native of Mexico,
died at Bakersfield, Cal., at the age of
123 years.
At Tulsa, Okla., the government
thermometer registered 106 degrees in
the shade during one of the recent
hot days.
Miss Grace Bryan, youngest daugh
ter of William Jennings Bryan, and
Richard Lewis I. Hargreaves have
married, at Lincoln, Neb.
There has been one death from heat
prostration at Dallas, Texas., the vic
tim being Miss Pearl Hooper, aged 29.
The maximum temperature was 103.
The report of the State Controller
issued, giving the first annual assess
ment levied against corporations under
the new tax law, shows a total of $lO,-
Four girls were drowned when n
squall struck the craft on Little Lake
Butte Des Mortes, at Appleton, Wis ,
and capsized iL The victims were mem
bers of a picnic party.
A. D. Dutton, ninety-two years old,
who attributes his longevity to his
regular habit of eating beans, has
been married to Miss Rebecca Jane
Galeway, twenty-four years old at
Muldrow, Okla.
William Hill, his wife and their two
small children were beaten to death
with an ax in their home in Arden
wald, a suburb of Portland, Ore. The
four bodies were discovered by a
neighbor, who casually called at the
Carrie Nation, the Kansas saloon
smasher, died at Leavenworth, of
paresis. Mrs. Nation had been In poor
health for months, and on January 27th
entered the sanitarium, in which she
died, hoping to recover from a ner
vous breakdown.
Six persons were drowned In Utah
lake at Salt Lake City, when the
launch Galilee, In which sixteen ieo
ple were attending a party given in
honor of the approaching marriage of
Miss Vera Brown and Edward B.
Holmes, capsized. Among those
drowned were the engaged young cou
Worthless except as Junk, the old
monitor Puritan, which w'as sunk in
Hampton Roads, will be sold to the
highest bidder.
The United States Steel Corpora
tion la to be put upon the anti-trust grill
at last. Not only will the government
move to dissolve It as an illegal combi
nation, but its principal officers are In
danger of criminal prosecution.
Secretary MacVeagb has announced
that Charles P. Montgomery, for many
years chief of the customs division of
the Treasury Department, is to go
with the American Sugar Refining
Company as the head of its customs
Indemnity of 12,000.000 pesos ($6,-
000,000) will be demanded of Mexico by
the Chinese government for the
slaughter of Chinese subjects In Tor
reon. The demand will be backed up
by a cruiser, which Is on the way to
Mexican west coast ports.
Senator Jones of Washington intro
duced a bill which may revive the
question of leasing the government
public lands for grazing and other pur
poses. It authorizes the secretary of
the interior to lease isolated tracts of
public lands in tracts of not over 640
acres to the owners of adjoining lands.
The Senate by 64 to 24 passed the
resolution amending the constitution to
provide for election of senators by di
rect popular vote. The Bristow amend
ment giving to the federal govern
ment supervision of such elections was
adopted, 44 to 44, the vice president
casting the deciding ballot. The House
had already passed the resolution.
The Birkbeck bank In High Hol
horn, which withstood a run last fall,
caused by rumors that t?ie institution
was in trouble, has suspended pay
ment. The directors estimate the de
ficiency at $1,875,000, but the actuaries
think $3,750,000 will be nearer the
mark. The total liabilities of the bank
are $43,380,910. An official receiver
has taken charge.
The sinking of an overcrowded ferry
boat on the Volga, near Uglitch, Rus
sia, is reported. Thirty persons were
One hundred and fifty killed, sev
enty-five wounded, property loss SIOO,-
000, are the net results of the earth
quake which rent the capital of Mex
ico recently.
G. W. It. Pet.
Denver. 47 32 15 .681
Pueblo 44 28 16 .639
Lincoln 46 28 18 .609
Sioux City 47 24 23 .511
St. Joseph 50 25 25 .500
Omaha 48 23 25 .479
Topeka 48 22 26 .458
Des Moines 50 8 42 .160
Articles have been signed for the
ten-round go between Mike Malone and
Young Erlenborn at Walsenberg, June
Eddie McGourty of Oshkosh, and
Young Mahoney of Racine have been
matched to box ten rounds at Gary,
111., on June 3rd.
News has Just New York of
the death in Gloucestershire, England,
of Dr. Edward Grace, the oldest of the
Grace brothers, famous the world over
as cricket players. Dr. Grace was
seventy years old.
What is said to be a new world’s
record In baseball was made at Hunt
ington, W. Va., in the game between
the Charleston and Huntington teams
of the Virginia Valley league, when
neither team made a hit until the
eleventh inning.
G. L. (Tex) Rickard, who is now in
Buenos Ayres, who was the promoter
of the Johnson-Jeffries fight in Reno,
July 4th, will offer a purse of $50,000
for Jack Johnson to fight any two
men in the world the same afternoon
for the world’s championship, at
Buenos Ayres.
Andrew Carnegie, it is announced,
has donated $205,000 for a heroic fund
in Holland.
The first death of the year as a re
sult of the heat in Oklahoma has been
reported from Oklahoma City.
Attorneys for the Standard Oil Com
pany are at work on plans for reor
ganization to conform to the decision
of the Supreme Court.
June 10 seven deaths were caused by
the extreme heat, and many prostra
tions reported in Chicago. The ther
mometer registered 98.3.
For the first time In the history of
the Albany, N. Y., law school, a wom
an carried off the highest honors of
commencement this year.
The signature of Governor Fosa la
all that Is now needed to enact Into
law the direct nominations bill for
There was never a June day In Chica
go as hot as June 9th in forty years in
which a temperature record hat been
kept. The thermometer climbed until
98.5 degrees was registered.
The Wisconsin Senate adopted a
resolution declaring Senator Ike
Stephenson bought his seat in the
United States Senate, and requesting
that body to Investigate bis election.
A carload of babies left the Grand
Central station in New York for the
West. They came from the New York
Foundling Asylum and are bound for
homes in Colorado, Nebraska, Minne
Eighty years of age and still enjoy
ing college life, Mrs. Amy D. Wlnship
of Racine, Wis.. will enter the Uni
versity of Wisconsin next fall as the
only octogenarian co-ed In the United
States, and probably in the world.
The will of Mrs. Carrie A. Nation,
who died at Leavenworth, Kan., re
cently, has been filed. The will is dat
ed in 1907 and in It Mrs. Nation de
clared herself to be a resident of
Washington. The estate is valued at
Physicians of Manchester. Conn ,
have drjprafzed a medical and surgical
trust and arranged a scale of prices.
The price for amputation of one toe or
finger is $lO, $5 for each finger or toe
additional. It will cost $5 more to have
twins than babies one at a time.
Four railroad presidents, two Inter
state commerce commissioners, a for
mer cabinet officer, bankers, manufac
turers, college professors, lawyers and
labor leaders will meet In New York,
June 23, to frame a rpodel law for uni
form state public utilities legislation.
At the behest of the Southern Lum
ber Manufacturers’ Association, the
Long-Bell Limiber Company, which
controls thousands of acres of timber
land, curtailed its yellow pine output
33*/6 per cent during six months of
1904. So testified R. A. Long, presi
dent of the company.
A wind, rain, hail and electrical
storm struck the lower end of the Vir
ginia peninsula and left a trail of
death and ruin, it was difficult even
to estimate the number of dead for
many small craft went down In the
storm at various points along the
James river and In Hampton roads.
Conservative estimates placed the
dead at not more than fiftee*
Small Happenings Occurring Over the
State Worth Telling.
Western Newspaper Union News Service.
Wm. W. Draper, a pioneer of Pueblo,
is dead.
Rocky Ford is planning for a Chau
Fishing over the state is reported as
being good.
July 4th is to be a "safe and sane"
celebration in Denver.
The highway between Estes Park
and Boulder via Lyons is assured.
There is now a movement started to
enclose every fruit tree in a tent.
The Gunnison baseball champions
were defeated by the Pitkin team, 12
to 7.
Mayor James S. Kyle of Montrose
broke an arm while cranking his au
A bam in Colorado Springs was de
stroyed and several head of horses
The Greeley Elks have let the con
tract for their new club building to
cost $60,000.
The deposits of the National banks
of Colorado Springs amount to $lO,-
Philip SChopp, ninety-six years old,
of Kersey, recently made final proof
on 160 acres of land.
Denver is to have a steel castings
plant, the first of the kind west of
tha Mississippi river.
A1 Bane, convicted of train robbery
in Pueblo, was sentenced to 18 to 30
years in the penitentiary.
To equip a branch of the bureau of
mines at Sllverton, Congressman Tay
lor has asked for $25,000.
Sixty-five thousand rainbow trout
have been delivered by the govern
ment to Colorado Springs.
Governor Shafroth reappointed A. K.
Stevens of lola on the State Board of
Stock Inspection Commission.
A plan is materializing to connect
Florence and the surrounding mining
camps by an electric interurban.
Within one week In Denver there
were five suicides, four killings and
three deaths from violent accidents.
Willie McGovern, 14 years old. of
Pueblo, caught his right foot In a mow
ing machine and was severely injured
The Mesa county commissioners has
asked the State Highway Commission
for $50,000 to be used in road building.
Strawberry men around Steamboat
Springs are keeping their smudging
pots in shape as they fear another
The mining pay roll of Cripple
Creek for May, was the heaviest in
fourteen months, approximating $333,-
Colorado Springs will make an ef
fort to have the Foresters of Amer
ica establish their sanatorium in that
The school board of District thirty
eight has let a contract for an eight
room school bouse In Oak Creek, to
coat $4,424.
H. E. Girt has been arraigned at
C»»eeley, charged with the murder of
Charles Higman at Frederick on the
night of June 7tb.
Plans are being perfected for the
organization of a Western Slope base
ball league, to be comjHJsed of either
four or six clubs.
The Departmant encampment of the
Grand Army of the Republic and as
sociated orders, held at Halida during
the past week, was well attended.
W. Unfug, chief clerk in the office
of secretary of state, was arrested,
charged with holding money paid Into
the office as an Incorporation fee.
Held up, robber and beaten and then
slain by negroes, was the fate of Do
minic Macanl, an Italian employed on
the Portland cement plant’s works at
Concrete, Colo.
The coroner’s Jury at the inquest in
to the death of John Zang at Creede
returned a verdict stating Zang was
killed by Mrs. Michael I*a Fevre, who
acted In self defense.
At the special election held In Fort
Collins recently to vote on the forma
tion of the proposed Fort
land Irrigation district the vote stood
52 against and 2 for.
After over ten years’ work the Luf
fy tunnel has been completed and will
convey water from the Ynmpa river
for Irrigation of 1,200 acres of rich
land near Maybell, Moffat county.
A reduction In the freight rate on
ore from the Sllverton district to the
Durango Rmelter, authorized by the
State Railroad commission, may be
the means of a revival of mining In the
Harold Brlnker, formerly of Denver,
but now at Cheyenne, hopes to be the
first man to fly In an aeroplane In
Wyoming. He is working on a bi-plane
which he expects to try out before the
end of June.
Prosepctlng for oil in the land of
the ancient cliff dwellers near Cor
tez, Montezuma county, will bo done
by the Mesa Verde Oil & Gas Compa
ny, which leased 5,200 acres of school
land from the state.
Western Newspaper Union News Service.
June 20-30.—Western General Confer
ance Women's Christian Association,
Cascade. Colo. - _
June 20-21.—National Association Tor
Study and prevention of Tuberculoaia.
Denver. . T
June 28.—Colorado Association or Loi
ter Carriers’ convention, Boulder.
Colorado Pioneer Dies.
Yampa—The body of Rufus P. Co
nant, one of the first pioneers of Colo
rado, was buried here. He was 83
years old and came to Colorado in
Colorado Springs —The Chamber of
Commerce is sending out thousands of
l*ost cards to residents of Texas, Okla
homa, New Mexico, Kansas and oth
er states inviting them to “come to
Denver Shows Increase.
Denver. —Denver’s directory for 1911
will contain 122,921 names, a gain of
5,848 over the number in the 1910 di
rectory of Just five per cent over that
shown by the federal census of last
year, when the population was 231.381.
To Investigate Smudging.
Grand Valley.—The Mesa County
Business Association Is in receipt of
a letter from Willis Moore, acting sec
retary of agriculture, stating that an
expert would be sent to the Grand
valley this summer to investigate
To Build Sanitarium.
Denver. —At the close of the state
convention of the Foresters of Amer
ica a movement to erect a national
sanitarium, costing $250,000, for mem
bers afflicted with tuberculosis and
other diseases, was unanimously in
Lsddy Claims County Is Short.
Denver.—H. J. I-eddy, public exam
ner, has mailed to A. L Moses, district
attorney for Costilla county, a state
ment giving his audit of the books of
the county, which show what
claims Is a shortage of $17,786.84. Un
less the county returns the money to
the state the matter will be taken up
with the governor.
Donvsr Woman Killed in Wreck.
Colorado Springs.—One woman was
killed and nine other persons were
bruised and cut by flying glass when
the observation car on an eaatbound
train of the Cripple Creek Shortline
overturned nine miles from here. The
dead woman Is Mrs. T. D. Carender,
aged eighteen of I>enver.
Large Fruit Crop Sure.
Montrose—There Is no doubt that
the fruit growers of almost the entire
Western Slope are due to be favored
this year with the largest crop for
several years. From all of the main
fruit sections come encouraging re
ports, and aside from a slight loss sus
tained by the peach orchards of Pali
sade, growers were not hurt by the
frosts of the early spring.
Hunter Shoots Self Dead.
Elizabeth. —E. R. Moore of Chey
enne accidentally shut himself to
death. He was driving from Chey
enne to the Bantom ranch below
Kiowa. Moore had been shooting
prairie dogs and rabbits along the
road and started to put his rifle behind
the seat when It caught in some
camping utensils and was discharged,
the bullet entering the base of the
Board Assesses Railroads.
Denver. —the Btate Board of Equaliz
ation met in secret, with doom
locked, and by a majority vote ngreed
to hold the railroad assessments for
the current year at the same figures
as last year. The fact that the expen
ditures for the current biennial period
will amount to between $500,000 and
$760,000 higher than they were two
years ago, had no effect upon the
board's majority.
For a Greater Colorado.
Denver.—The greatest campaign
ever planned to advertise Colorado is
now under way, and pictures showing
the industries, resources and growth
of Denver and Colorado will be seen
by one hundred million eyes within
the next few months. These pictures
will be taken during a groat pnrndc
to be held In Denver July lath. This
will be a parade of floats and every
section of the state will bo repre
sented. Preparatory to thlH parade,
every organization in Denver has
Joined hands, and the result will be
the holding of a three dnys’ frolic at
ijikeslde Park, on June 22nd, 23rd nnd
24th. Seventy-five thousand tickets
have been issued for this carnival, and
Invitations have been extended to all
commercial bodies in the state to at

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