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Rocky Ford Enterprise
WILL R. MONKMAN, Publisher. ROCKY FORD, • • COLORADO. Inventive Genius. People gifted with a strong Imagine tlon are sometimes the possessors o' atrango powers of Invention. All sort! of quaint Ideas come to them whlcl would not occur to the ordinary mind and these they must perforce worl out. Genius has been defined as “th< capacity for taking Infinite pains," bu genius Is seldom practical In flnancla matters, and only too ofton It falls t< another less Imaginative person ti perfect and protect the Invention s< as to apply It for general use, whllt the Inventor himself probably galm little profit out of the transaction This, we believe, was actually the cas< with the Inventor of the mackintosh which might otherwise have beet known to posterity by the name o' Morrison. At the beginning of thi last century a Scotchman named Mor rlson Invented a waterproof materia and. In order to test Its reliability, hi clothed himself In an entiro garb of l and went out In tho pouring rain. Th< garment kept out the rain, but it a!s< prevented all evaporation from thi heated body enveloped In it. Mr. Mor rlson died as the result of his expert meat, and a subordinate In his offlci took out a patent and rescued th waterproof from oblivion under thi name of tho mackintosh. This is proo positive, remarks the New Yorl Weekly, as to the Importance o patenting any Invention Immediately even if It api>ear to be a matter o small consequence. Tho*marklntosl has now a world-wide reputation, am tho original patentee or his heirs mus have profited considerably by the to ▼ration. Our Nights. "Do we not fall to accord on Bights their truo value?" Inquire! George W. Cable In "The Grandls slmos." We are ever giving our dayi the credit and blamo of all wo d> and ml»-do. forgetting those silent glimmering hours when plans—am sometimes plots—are laid; when res olutlons are formed or changed when heaven and sometimes heaven*: onemles. are Invoked: when anger an< evil thoughts are recalled, and some times hato made to Inflamo am fester; when problems are solved riddles guessed, and things made ap parent In tho dark which day refuses to reveal. Our nights are the key* to our days. They explain them. The; are also the day's correctors. Night*: leisure untangles the mistakes o day’s haste. We should not at temp to comprise our pasts In the phrm*« "In those days;" we should rather so: ’ln those days and nights.* ** "Africa for the Africans." Dispatches from South Africa repor ' tho existence of great unrest amoni the natives and express an apprehen slon that another black rebellloi against while government Is Imminent The curious statement Is made, sayi tho Philadelphia Enquirer. that thh situation Is largely the result of i propaganda conducted by persons o African descent, who went to tdberii from this side of the Atlantic, am thence scattered through the tetri torlcs south of the Zambesi, preachln; as they went the doctrine of "Afrlci for the Africans." urging the nativei to cease quarreling among themselvet In order to make common CUM against the foreign enemy, and declar Ing It to be In the power of the na tlvcs. by a united effort, to drive th» white Invaders Into the sea. Thli kind of talk la said to have made i deep Impression on the always war like Zulus and on the other tribes real dent In Nntal and In the Itrltlsh coio nles formerly constituting the Soutk African republic and the Orange Pro* State. The total number of Immigrants ad mitted to this coulnry during the pas year was 1.285,349. When It la realize* whnt a demand this means upon tht resources of the country, and hoe easily this demand Is met. It Is posst, ble to arrive at some Idea of th« greatness of these United States o! America. Life Jogs along so comfort*, ble with the "original settler" that h< does not even know these aliens have arrived. Illinois farmers are said to be In during their wives to help In the core husking hy promises of a silk dresi apiece when tho work is done. Hut If the women were paid whnt the Jot would cost If men were hired for the service perhaps they could buy twe dresses each. State Senator William Fllnn o. Plttpburg Is said to have determined that he will be United Stales senatni from Pennsylvania. The report add* l that he "has set aside the sum of <2.- 000,000 and announced that ho would spend every penny of It to further hit desires." A prominent minister says that spirits undoubtedly Influence oui loves. Hut they won’t much longer If this prohibition wave keeps sweep Inir on. « NEWS OF THE WEEK Mott Important Happenings of the Past Seven Days. Interesting Items Gathered From all Parts of the World Condensed Into Small Bpaco tor tho Boo* •fit of Our Readers. Personal. President Roosevelt has been chosen honorary president of tho American Bison society. United States District Attorney Cranston, of Denver, has resigned to resume his private practice. George W. Herry, of Lawrence, ha’, been elected president of the Kansas Improved Stock Ureeders’ association. Caleb Powers has Issued a state ment asking the people of Kentucky to sign a petition to Gov. Wilson for a pardon. Capt. Daniel Ellis, the celebrated Union ocout. of East Tennessee, Is dead at his home In that state, aged ' 79 years. % j Col. W. A. Harris has docllned to | bo candidate for the democratic nomi nation for governor of Kansas this j year. ‘ J. D. Robertson, president of the Interstate National bank, at Kansas j City, is dead In Leavenworth. Kan. George Chase, president of the Hartford Insurance company for the past 40 years. Is dead at Hartford. ; Conn. Commander W.. 11. Priggs. who had charge of the St. Paul In the Spanish American war. Is dead In Washing | ton. j A. Ross Hill, dean of the college of arta and sciences at Cornell uni versity. has been chosen to succeed Richard 11. Jesse aa president of tho University of Missouri Secretary of War Taft In his an ' nual report to congress takes advance grounds for an Increase In pay for the army. Congressional. Congress has passed a Joint resolu tion giving militia companies until 1910 to conform their organisations to that prescribed for the regular army. More than <OO bills have been Intro duced In congress at this session for public buildings, the appropriations called for aggregating more than sßo.* 000.000. Three persons were killed and 80 others Injured by the plunging of a train of Pultnnn cars through a trestle near lllram. Ga.. recently. The senate committee on naval af fairs has Introduced a new naval per sonnel bill which Is designed to great ly Increase the navy's efficiency and settle many of the vexatious ques tions that have recently arisen. The house has passed bills authoris ing the construction of bridges at Council Illuffs and Iturllngton. la. Representative Anthony, of Kansas. ' has Introduced a bill In the house di recting the war de|iartmcnt to cede to Kansas the ground In the Fort * Riley reservation on which stands the building used by the Kansas terri torial government as a capllot. A bill creating a depository In surance department under the super vision of the comptroller of the treas ury. has been Introduced In the house. Representative Miller, of Kansas, has Introduced a bill providing for the enlargement of the federal building In Emporia at a cost not to exceed <30.000. The financial bill which has been In preparation for some time by the senate finance committee, has been Introduced by Senator Aldrich. It provides for an emergency currency secured by bonds other than those Issued by the government, subject to a tax of 6 per cent. Miscellaneous. As a result of a suit filed bv* At torney General Hadley, the Western ; Union Telegraph company has applied for a certificate of Incorporation to do business In Missouri. 1 The Nebraska railway commission recently received annual passes over the Missouri Pacific railroad. They were turned over to the attorney gen eral of the state. Tho anti-pass law forbids issuance of transportation to slate ofilcials. The attorneys for Harry K. Thaw have subpoenaed the prosecution’s In sanity experts who testified at the for- I mer trial that Thaw had an incurable ; form of insanity. The move may canse another lunacy commission. The United States district attorney at St. Ixmis. has made application to the federal court for an execution against Former Senator J. R. Hurton. of Kansas, to collect the fine imposed on him by the court, amounting to! <2.500. A small copper axe, highly tem pered, was recently found on tho shore of Lake Superior at Marquette, Mich. As a matter of retrenchment the Union Pacific and Iturllngton rail roads have derided to take all porters ' from chair cars. Robbers recently wrecked the of the Hank of Quenemo, Kan . and escaped with Its entire content*, esti mated at between <7.t*oo and <B,OOO. ' Fire In n 13-story building In New, York cost the lives of four men. three I of them firemen, and 15.000.0v* In pro perty. The trustees of the Soldiers’ homo at Hath. N. Y., have adopted resolu tions declaring that (he re-establish ment of the canteen at the home is a • necessity. During 1907 there was nearly <B,* ; 000.000 spent for motor cars In the | United States. Fire, believed to have been of in cendiary origin, receutly destroyed a number of business buildings in Al bion, ill., causing a loss of <200,000. A 14-year-old boy at Greensboro, Pa., shot and killed a negro burglar whom he discovered lu his home. The state departiueut at Washing ton denies that there Is uny friction whatever between Ibis government and Japan over the immigratlou ques tion. Tho second Jury to try Harry K. Thaw for the killing of Stuuford Wlhte In New York, has beuu completed and from now on rapid progress wli: be made. Cooper Union. New York, was filled to overflowing recently to bear Sec retary Taft discuss the relations of capital uud labor. Thu secretary was quizzed by the audience and answered promptly and effectively all questions asked. Ilerlln, Germany, was the scene of rlotiug recently wheu the Prussian laud tug voted tlowu u motion for nmu hood suffrage. Demonst rat lons were made In front of the parliament build-. lugs aud the Imperial palace. Several persons were severely wouuded by ' the swords in the hands of the police. G. 11. Rockwell, aged 80. of Rock well; E. A. Tuttle, of Clear Lake, aged 86. and W. F. llowle, of Clear Lake, aged 70, all pioneer residents of lowa, died within a few minutes of each other recently. Urbin Augney, captain of last year's football team and all-round star ath lete of Kuusas university, committed suicide at Lawrence by jumping from the dome of Fraser Hall at the uni versity grounds. A pole left by Ang noy addressed "Dear Jesus." would ludlcatu that ho was lnsaue. The Supremo Court of South Du kola has decided that dealing In fu tures Is uot gambling within the meaning of the law. Governors have been asked to desig nate a single representative of tho national guard of each state to take the examination for appointment as second lieutenants in the regular army. \Y. J. Hryan was the principal speaker at the Jackson Day banquet of tho Jefferson club of Chicago. HU subject was "The Point of View." Liquors valued at 57.000 wore re cently poured loto the sewers of To peka by county officers under orders of the court. In the federal court at Bt. Paul. Judge Sanborn appointed A. D. Stick ney and C. A. J. Smith receivers for the Chicago Great Western railway. The cause of the trouble was the road’s Inability to pay notes maturing this year. Commissioner Halllnger. of the pub lic land office, has resigned. Fred Dennltt. assistant commissioner. ba» been appointed to succeed him. Gov. I loch has called the Kansas legislature to meet In special session | on January Id. The proclamation says several matters of stale Import ance create an emergency. Walter C. Stewart, superintendent of the St. Joseph lighting plant, has been Indicted charged with carrying men long dead on the city pay roll. A monument to the officers and sailors who lost their lives In the disaster on l»oard the gunboat Hen nlngton In 1905. was unveiled re cently at San Diego. Cal., with fitting ceremonic* Victor Murdock has recommended W.. C. Edwards to succeed hU father. M. M. Murdock, as postmaster at Wichita. Kan. The federal grand Jury at Washing ton has Indicted E. M. Vandyke, a former chemist and Ink maker In the government printing plant, for graft In selecting dry colors. A skiff containing nine men In the employ of the Kansas Natural Gas company overturned In the Missouri river near Leavenworth. Kan., and all but two were drowned. A bill providing for the construction of the Panama canal and the gov ernment of the canal xonc Introduced In congress places full authority Id the hands of the president. The rumor that Japanese reserve army men have been called home by Japan is denied authoritatively by Japanese representatives In Washing ton. The United States supreme court has declared unconstitutional the con- j cre««tonal enactment of June 11. 1906. known as the "employers* liability law." Tho Jacksonian club of Omaha. Neb., and 400 guests celebrated tho occasion of "old Hickory's" New Or leans victory with a banquet, tho principal feature of which was a speech by W. J. Hryan. The district court of appeals, at San Francisco, has set aside the convic tion of Former Mayor Schmitz. In the French restaurant rases, declaring that no law was violated. Notwith- I standing the fact that Abe Ruef plead -1 ed guilty to extortion he will now be freed of that charge. President Roosevelt has sent a mes sage to congress urging that In pre paring for the next census the 4.000 or more extra employes be appointed ' under civil service rules. The American torpedo boat destroy- ' er flotilla has reached Pernambuco, Hrnxll. on Its way to the Pacific. J The Interstate commerce com mis* ■ slon In Its annual report to congress I expresses the opinion that the railroad ofilcials os n rule are attempting to obey the new railroad law. The democratic state convention of Oklahoma, has been called to meet , in Muskogee on February 22. i At the opening of the second Thaw ' I trial a plea of Insanity at the time of , the killing of Stanford White waa on ' tered. Night riders recently visited Hethel and 8 her bourne, Ky.. burning two In * dependent tobacco piants and other | business property. MURDER AND MUTILATION BELIEF THAT MISSING PEOPLE AT FLORENCE WERE CHOP PED TO PIECES. PARTSOFBODIESFOUND SUSPECTED MURDERER IN CUS TODY AND MAY MAKE CONFESSION. Denver.—A Republican •pedal from Florence, Colorado, Wednesday night, ■aya: That Ercola Buffettl, Dominick Mlnlchlello, Joseph MlnlchleUo and Mrs. Frank Palmetto have been foully murdered and their bodies chopped to pieces, the police consider certain. What disposition was made of the mutilated corpses was pertly revealed today when human lungs, thorax and | the base of a tongue were fished out of the turbulent waters of th* Arkan sas river. It is believed that other ghostly re mains are being scattered along the bed of the river by the swift current and towns below hero have been no tified to watch for tho appearance of any evidence of murder that may come to the surface. All of the gruesome evidence of the supposed quadruple tragedy may not have been disposed of In this way. The police theory la that when the bodies were hacked to pieces, the mur derer may have been guided by almost maniacal cunning to scatter the bloody fragments aa widely aa posslblo. cash ing some into the secret-keeping river, burying others in out-oftho-way places, putting some Into the depths of abandoned wells, cisterns or cess pools. or reducing others to ashes in some secreted fireplace. Naairo Slalnorxo, a Mexican woman, today reports to the pollco that yes terday oho was asked to wash a suit of clothes and a shirt which were torn, aa If In a struggle, and spotted wltn stains which tho woman believes were made by blood. When Joseph Mlnlchlello was killed, the police believe there wss a draper* sto fight. It Is believed that Mlnlch- Ictlo waa killed In an orchard where the police found evidence of a strug gle. While this tragedy was being en acted. the theory la, Buffettl accident ally appeared on the scene and wit nessed part of It. Buffettl waa past sixty years old. and hod stopped with Hovorl for two months, working for his board. He was nearly blind and deaf. Ilia room la In disorder and the clothes he wore Monday 110 upon tho floor. The police believe ho was killed while he alept. tho night after Mlnlchlello was mur dered. Bovnrl was subjected to a searching examination by Chief of Police Fur alas today. The chief soya the prls- : oner confessed having killed a man In Italy before coming to America. Chief Furnlaa *a>* Hovorl told him that he knew where Mrs. Palmetto could b# found but that she would never be found alive. Further thou this tho prisoner refused to talk. It. Is aald by neighbors that Hovorl became infatuated with Mr*. Palmetto who waa only eighteen year* old;' that bis attentions to her caused her husband to get a divorce; that when ahe came to Florence to work In a restaurant, Hovorl Induced her to keep house for him. She had repeatedly refused to marry him. It Is alleged. The police today made a thorough searrh of Hovorl’* house, finding a bunch of letters addressed to "Tony Neronl." which la believed to he llo vorl’s real name. One latter was from Bovori's father In Italy, asking the young man to return to tho old cottn try and participate In a fortune the family had recently Inherited. The father offered to use every effort to clear the son of the murdor charge In Italy if he would return. When Hovorl waa searched at the Jail, ho had <350 In currency. The po lice say one of the bills bore a stain believed to be of blood. The police believe the prisoner was planning to return to Italy and charge him with killing tho Mlnlchlello broth ers to get them out of the way of dis posing of Joint property and to obtain what money they had. Dominick Min-' Ichlello Is said to have had <2OO when he disappeared. Searching parties with grappling hooka have been dragging the river since the lungs and thorax were found. In hope that if the remainder of the body Is lodged In the bed of the stream It may he recovered. Part of the en trails of a human being was found, but nothing from which the Identity of the victim could be determined. At the point where the lungs were washed ashore were tracks of a wheelbarrow which. It Is said, lead from tho river bank to Bovori's house. Frsd O. Bonfils Fined. Denver.—Magistrate Thomas Carton fined Fred O. Uonfils of tho Denver Post. <SO and costs for tho assault committed upon Senntor Thomas M. Patterson two weeks ago. Hut ho prefaced his judgment with some urg ent advice to. the proprietors of the Post and Nowa-Tlmos to slop their bitter personal quarrc’lng through the columns of their papers. In announcing Judgment Justice Car ton also gave Honfils warning that In case he was again found guilty of an assault, as he is said to have threat ened. the punishment would be far dif ferent. In fact, like that awarded to any other violators of the peace upon a second offense, namely, a Jail sen tence. Mr. Honfils’ attorney gave no tice of an appeal, but It. Is generally thought that the case will not b* fought any farther. COLORADO NEWS ITEMS The Del Monte town council has voted to Increase the saloon license from <SOO to <1,250 per annum. The Rev. J. M. Studley. pastor of the Baptist church at Ault, died on the 6th lnat. from blood poisoning at the age of sixty years. The new pipe organ being placed In the Methodist church at Boulder weighs 11,600 pounds, will be operated with electricity and contains forty-five miles of electric wire. Dr. Ella Mead of Oreeley has been appointed register of deaths and births of Weld county by the secretary of the State Board of Health. Dr. Mead ia also city physician. William 8. Paul, commander of the Colorado, Utah and Wyoming divis ions, Bons of Veterans, died at hla home In Denver on the 6t’i Inst, from congestion of the lungs. Joseph Love, who died at George town on the 4th Inst, of heart failure and old age, was one of' the earliest pioneers of Colorado, having carried the first mails in the Argentine dis trict. Governor Henry A. Buchiel left Den ver on the night of the 6th Inst, on a short trip to Washington. It is stuted that he went at the invitation of Presi dent Roosevelt to, discuss political matters. A new postofflee has been estab lished in Washington county eleven miles south of Akron, named Bruuker. James Urunker has been appointed postmaster. It will supply some sixty families. Bishop Henry W. Warren of the Methodlat chmvh celebrated his asvr eniy-scvcnth birthday at his residence In Denver January 4th. In looka and activity he is younger than most uicn at Sixty. The Weld County Medical Associa tion will urgo tho necessity of the In spection of all meat and milk. The prevalence of disease among hogs this winter has helped to bring about this agitation. As attractions for hla row health and pleasure resort at Morrison, John lirlsben Walker proposes to repro duce ruins of the cliff dwellings and the communal pueblos, such us are seen at Taos. Anson Rudd, father of Anson 8. Rudd, editor of the Black Diamond World at Iziulsvlllc, died on the 4th Inst, nt the home of his son in trouts vllle. Colorado, at the or.* of eighty eight years. Frank Hanby. a ten-year-old boy. was dangerously Injured on the *th Inst, at Pueblo when n dynamite cap which be was pounding with a hatchet exploded with terrific force, lloth logs were horribly mangled. Tho electric flag which surmounts the doroo of the capital building In Denver la to be removed and placed over the Colfax entrance of the build ing. An Immense electric globe will be placed at the top of tho dome. The manufacturing Interest* of Colo rado give employment to 47.000 men and women, at an averagu salary of <893.00. the latter figure, it Is said, ranking among the first In ihe states In annual wages to factory hnnda. James Weir, a retired farmer, sixty years of axe. waa burned to death on the bth Inst, at Rocky Ford. By mis take he used gasoline Instead of kero sene to light a fire and ait explosion resulted. He leaves a widow and six children. The vast works of the Colorado Fuel A Iron Company are the largest single producer* of weslih In the state. The production Is tremendous, markets everywhere lu the world, and Its estimated value reaches close to 160.000,000. To settle a wager. Charles Sherman and Ray Fox. employed by George Bradley under contract to load C.ooo tons of beets at Greeley broke the state record for handling the vege tables by shoveling 101 tons and 760 (found* each In ten hour*. Mr. F. 8. Tltsworth has presented a fine pianola and an abundant supply of musir to the State Industrial School for Girls. Mr. Tltsworth waa a for mer member of the board In rontrol of the institution, and bn* always been one of Its most generous benefactor*. Register Vivian of the State Ij»nd Hoard has announced the appoint ment of Miss Cora K McKeeltan as deputy register to take the place of E I. Hitndlett. who resigned to Ik*- romp clerk of the District Court of the First district at Golden. Miss McKee ban has been ronm-ded with the land office for almost six years. The Fremont County Medical Soci ety has cl* c*ed the following officer*: President. C. 11. Graves. Canon City; vice president. W. R. Williamson. Rockvale; secretary-treastirer. R. C. Adkinson. Florence: delegate to the state meeting. Dr. J. W. Rani bo. Port land; programme representative to state society. Dr. Graves. Canon. From January fith until January 18th applications will be received of those who wish to take the examination for secretary and chief exnmlner of the Civil Service Commission of Colorado. The examinations will be held at Hie cnpltol In Denver. January 24th. at in o’clock. Candidates must l»c men nt lens; twenty-five years of nee. of good address, education and business expe rience. Mrs. James A. Rohran. a bride of but eleven day*, living four miles from Del Norte, noticing from her kitchen window a runaway, hastened down the road a few hundred yards tv find the lifeless l»ody of her husband pinned be neath his wagon, the body having been mangled almost beyond recognition. James A. Robran was the second non of A. J. Robran. a pioneer settler of Rio Granic county. Ills wife was for I merly Miss Dora lliblcr. At a meeting of the depositors* com mittee of the Colorado State bank of Durango, with the directors of the bank the directors offered all of their Individual property to aid the bank In paying claims. H. N. Freeman, presi dent of the bank, stated in belialf of tlie directors, that all they asked was lime to realize on the assets, and they were certain that, with the properl v of the directors, there would be more i than enough to pay every depositor. TO COMPLETE MOFFAT ROAD SYNDICATE OP COLORADO CAPI TALIBTO WILL PUSH LINE TO STEAMBOAT SPRINGS. BACKED BY MILLIONS WILL OPEN LARGE TRAFFIC IN COAL, CATTLE. MINERALS AND LUMBER. Denver.—By the Incorporation oi the Denver-Steam boat Construction Company, which filed its papers with the secretary of' state January 10th. tho connection of tho Moffat road with the main body of coal fields In RoutL county 1* assured. #T The present terminus of the roan* la Yormony.- 140 miles from Denver. The next station will be McCoy's, twclvo miles further on. Orman A Crook have finished grading and have the line ready for the raila to McCoy's. Tho new construction company will build tc Steamboat Springs and prob ably on llayduii. it. luis the assur ance that with the opening of the coal fields a number of individual mine owners aud syndicates will build lines connecting their property with the Moffat road, these acting as Important feeders. -. David C. Dodge heads the list of In corporators of the new company, and associated with him are Henry M. For ter. 8. M. Perry. John P. Campion. Charles Boettcher. Charles J. Hughes. Jr., Thomas F. Walsh. L. C. Phipps | and William Byrd Page. The capital fixation Is <1.500.000 and headquarters | will be malnialnod both In Denver and In Routt county. | As stated In tho articles, tho object >ls to take over the bonds and stocks 1 of railroad companies and secure con trol of and operate them. The right Is reserved to operate in Denver. Routt and Eagle counties, and such other counties In Colorado and Utah aa may bo nccassary. Moat uf those associated In tho new company are also Interested in the Continental Railway Tunnel company, organized some months ago. Friday negotiation* for the building of tho ex-1 tension were completed and David llr Moffat signed the agreement with the n*-w company. The arrangements en tered Into contemplate a completion of the rood to Steamboat Springs by the end of 1908. , The cool fields to be tapped cover an area of 1.000 square ttilb-s. All kinds of coal are found In throe fields, the anthracite being equal In quality to the Pennsylvania product. With tho connection of the Moffat road and the rool fields, an Immense resource of the state will bo opened. So favorable Is the present outlook t.»at mining properties In the county have ev|M-rlcnred a great stimulus Syndicate* are also being formed to purchase trart* of land that are after i ward subdivided Into farms and sold to homesteaders l.nrge sum* ol money are also being Invested In cat tle. The mineral springs nt Steamboat Springs have assumed a value for re sort puri* ses. and It In reported that a number of Eastern capitalist* havo a**4>clatcd with a view of utilizing them for this purpose. U Is said that i they havo purchased all the unsold parts of the Steamboat Springs town site, and will makn the property one of the finest of the state’s resorts. Ikirsey Ht os of St. I .mils have formed a company to build n Moffat road feeder twenty '-seven miles long, which will make direct connection with some of the anthracite mine*. The following is the official state ment of the new company: "Tho substantial Denver capitalists.j mining men. rattle m?n. beet sugar" men. cool operators nnd finanrlenJYl who constitute the board of dlrectotseV of the new company , have Joined Da vld IL Moffat In his great Denver. 1 Northwestern A Pacific railroad enter prise. This combination of flnnnrlalty strong and successful Denver men con stitutes the most powerfal combination | of financial Interests which could by any possibility be gotten together in | Colorado. "Acting together with Mr. Moffat, the tieftvsr men who have now Joined hint In tho enterprise are financially able to ronstnirt the railroad to Salt Ijike City without applying *•> any Eastern capitalists for funds or to any other railroad organisation for as sistance. "For more than a yonr the Moffat road, even In Its uncompleted condi tion. has been earning tho Interest ■ upon all Its bonds which have born sold. In addition to earning Its operat ing nnd mnlntennnro expense*. Its completion through tho Routt county coal fields to SteamtKuit Springs will give It such nn extensive added irafilr In cool, rattle, minerals, agricultural . products and Inmher ns will make It jthe most profitable railroad enter , prise In the western slates. "This new Denver railroad enter prise will open to development nnd , settlement n vast region of great fer tility and mineral wealth In northwest ern Colorado nnd northeastern Ulah. tmw without any railroad communion lion nnd prartlrallv unsettled. It will i bring n tremendous Increase in trade Hid growth to Denver. “Merchants nnd lnl>or will both re , reive tho benefit accruing from th*' mmldned effort* of the strongest body *f representative citizens working to tot her for the growth of Denver mugf . Tolorado upon a scale never before at i Tempted."