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LATE LIVE NEWS CONDENSED RECORD OF THF PROGRESS OF EVENTS AT HOME AND ABROAD. FROM ALL SOURCES SAYINGS. DOINGS, ACHIEVE MENTS. SUFFERINGS, HOPES AND FEARS OF MANKIND. Western Newspaper Union News Service. ABOUT THE WAR Sofia says C.OOO Albanians have de feated Italian force near Pasnesina, Epiru. Teutons have bombarded Monastir anti the* entire front held by the Ser bians in this sector. French, according to Berlin, have made advances on both sides oi the i Meuse in the region of Verdun. Berlin claims the destruction of two entente transports in the Mediterra nean by a submurine, but this the Brit ish deny. The Greek government has accepted the demands of the entente allies con tained in an ultimutum presented to the Athens government, it is reported unofficially. Buzeu, an important railroad cen ter northeast of Bucharest, lias been captured by the Austro-Germans. The retreating Russians and Rumanians are reported to bo burning villages be hind them. The embassies of the entente allies at Washington reflected the view that Germany's peace proposals will not be* rejected without examination but that he allies in reply probably will call for a statement of proposed terms, so they mny not be presented in position of unqualifiedly rejecting peace. Striking at the German positions be tween the Meuse and the Woevro riv ers, north of Douuumont and north and northeast of the fortress, along a front of about six miles, the French forced back the soldiers of the Ger man Crown Prince for a distance of almost two miles. More than 7,500 prisoners and numerous guns wore taken from the Gerimins, Paris an nouncen. A Mexican reached the border from Villa’s camp at Creel, fifty miles west of Minaca, in the Guerrero district of Chihuahua, with proposals for the United States government that Villa would refrain from further destruction of foreign life and property in Mexico on condition thnt the United States would not interfere in arfy way with his campaign against the Carranza I government. Paris reports repulse of determined German attack at Lassigny. on the front, nearest Paris. Statement hints at an attempt by the Germans to score a significant success on the occasion of issuing the offer of peace. Bom bardments and minor operations con stitute the entire fighting on all other fronts. Germans cross Jaiomitza river in Rumania and their advance re mains unchecked. WESTERN William C. Nixon, president of the St. died at St. Louis. Bar silver advanced 7-8 of a cent on Friday to 7G 3-4 cents an ounce, or within a half cent of last May's high record. Andrew Rozinsky, 45 years old, a laborer, was found frozen to death, the first death from freezing in St. Louis this winter. David Caplan was found guilty of manslaughter at Ix>s Angeles at his second trial for complicity in the Los Angeles Times explosion Oct. 1. 1910, when twenty men were killed. When the courts enjoined Mayor Cowboy Jim Dahlnian of Omaha from using the city automobile for private use his friends started a subscription, and will later present his honor with a flivver. Her two officers and twenty-five man crew safe ashore after eight hours of battering in her breaker tossed hull, the United States sub niafino H-3 pounded uneasily 125 yards off shore tw-o miles north of the Eureka, Cal., harbor entrance. WASHINGTON The House voted to abolish the fed eral sub-treasury at Chicago. The executive budget, system of Maryland, the only stute witli such a scheme of financial control, was given general approval in a discussion at the ninth annual governor's conference. Miss Catherine A. Britton of ,Wash ington and Prince Alfred Zu Hohen iolie Schillingsfurst, accredited to the Austro-Hungarian embassy, were mar ried at Washington. They will reside in San Francisco. Th* Senate elected Senator Willard Saulsbury of Delaware president pro tempore to succeed the late Senator Clark of Arkansas. A bill prohibiting tho transmission of liquor advertisements by mail to any one except licensed liquor dealers or agents was favorably reported by the House Postofflco committee. Use of the country’s schools for all branches of community work was urged by Miss Margaret Wilson, tho President’s daughter, before the an nual convention of the American Civic Association. FOREIGN Archduke Charles Stephen of Aus tria has been selected to be regent of Poland with the prospect of election M king. Dispatches from Potrograd state that the Russian dunia has llatly turned down the proposition to con sider peace. An electric train crossing Bernina pass was burled under an avalanche. A rescuing party dug out the passen gers, two of whom had died. Another train was snowbound. The plebiscite held on the question of the sale of the Danish West Indies to tho United States resulted in 283,- 000 votes cast In favor of the sal* and 157,000 against F - *ch action. A Zurich dispatch to the Tageblatt of Berlin, says that in response to the peace note of the central powers to the Vatican the pope will issue a Christmas proclamation to all the bel ligerents. The decision of the French govern ment to prohibit the consumption dur ing the remainder of the war of alco holic beverages, with the exception of wines ami beers, caused consternation in the liquor trade. The Netherlands government has notified Dr. Henry Van Dyke, the re tiring American minister, that John W. Garrett 1* acceptable to Holland as his successor. Mr. Garrett was sec retary of the legation at The Hague from 1901 to 1903. The allies require that there shall be adequate reparation for the past and adequate security for the future. That is the policy and the determina tion of liis majesty’s government. This was the declaration of Andrew llonar Law, repeating the words of Mr. Asquith three months ago, as lie made his debut as the leader of the new government in the House of Com mons. The will of Miss Mury Helen Orr of Bobcaygeon, Ont., bequeaths her es tale of $201,599 to "purposes of up lift.” The sum of SIO,OOO goes to the mother Christian Science church of Boston, another SIO,OOO in small amounts to "those building Christian Science churches:” SIO,OOO to "those who are endeavoring to uplift the needy in Chicago, such as Jane Addams charities. United Charities and whatever may seem to need as sistance;" SIO,OOO "for any uplifiting purpose” among her kin. SPORTING NEWS William Stringham, star punter for the School of Mines football eleven, was elected football captain of the 1917 sqund at a meeting of the letter men at Golden. Colo. The State University grid men ut Boulder. Colo., chose Edwin Evans, quarterback and halfback on the Sil ver and Gold eleven for the Inst two seasons, captain of the team for 1917. Rex Cochran, the deaf mute of Colo rado Springs, who finished seventh in the Littleton-Denver manrthon race held early this year, lias entered the Denver Athletic Club fistic tourney, which will he held in January. The probability. of the abolition of baseball as an official game of the Rocky Mountain conference increased when the athletic council of the Uni versity of Denver voted to do away with the national pastime. A team of five Denver bowlers will take a trip to the const to participate in the annual tournament of the Pa cific Coast Bowling Association at San Jose, Cal., in February, ir plans made by Harry Gossett are carried out. GENERAL Increasing apprehension over the , peace situation caused one of th* most tempestuous days in Wall street’s tempestuous history Friday. Under the insistent behalf that peace In Europe Is by no means im possible. holders of war stocks hurled into Wall Street enormous holdings of their securities. As a result the mark et collapsed. The drippings from the overflowing vats of fat rendered In Wall Street. New York, from the munitions trade with warring Europe will be distrib uted as Christmas gifts that will break all past records. The application for a writ of habeas corpus for David laimur of New York, serving a two-year term in the At lanta penitentiary for impersonating a member of Congress, was denied at Atlanta, Ga., by Federal Judge New man. Tills year’s corn crop is worth $573.- j 103.000 more than last year’s; the wheat crop $83.162. more; oats, $96,073,000 more; potatoes, $95,071,000 more; hay. $95,250,000 more; tobacco, $72,727,000 more, and cotton. $475,- 378,000 more. Yale University receives a bequest of $300,000; tho art. museum of Cleve land. Ohio. $100,000; tho German town dispensary and hospital, German town. Pa., SIOO,OOO, and the Flagler hospital. St. Augustine. Fla., SIOO,OOO from the fortune of the late Mary War den Darkness, widow of Charles W. Darkness, the Standard oil million aire of New York. An American citizen named Alfonso Leiva, formerly of Brownsville, Texas, was executed in Juarez by the military Oct. 21, according to a report brought to the American side by an American who was released from the Juarez jail after being held several weeks on a minor charge. Two more eases of measles and pneumonia terminated fatally at the base hospital at Doming. N. M., when Private Coy Tedford, machine gun company, Second Arkansas infantry and Jesse W. Williams of Company E, First Arkansas infantry succumbed. COLORADO STATE NEWS Western Newspaper Union New* Service. HATCH I’Oll COMING EVENTS. Jan. 1-6—Poultry Show at Denver. Jan. 11-13—Poultry Show at Cation City. Jan. 30—Athletic Club boxing contests at Denver. Jan. 20-27—Annual Western Stock Show at Denver. Feb. 2-4 —Y. M. C. A. Annual Conven tion at Colorado Springs. A flouring mill project at Florida Mesa, near Durango, seems about to materialize. The Crowley county commissioners will convert the county jail at Sugar City into a court house. A movement is under way for the holding of an automobile show in Grand Junction, Dec. 27 to 30. George Allen, for forty years a resi dent of Colorado, died at his home in Denver. He was 80 years old. The Pueblo City Council passed an ordinance requiring the equipment of ail automobiles witli safety lamps. Work lias been started on the $lO.- 000 co-operative creamery projected by citizens of Linton and vicinity. At a meeting of tho Wellington Com mercial Club a movement was launched for the promotion of a sugar factory. The Fruit Growers’ Association at Fort Collins is discussing the advisa bility of installing a cannery to handle next season’s crops. Legislative changes in the state homestead and marriage record laws were recommended at a meeting of the Colorado Equal Suffrage Asociation In Denver. Gen. George Washington Cook of Denver, famous Colorado pioneer, is dying in the state asylum at Pueblo, according to dispatches received in Denver. Lakeside, one of Denver's oldest and most famous amusement parks, is to be sold at auction. The sale will be conducted by the sheriff of Jefferson county, in which the park is located. Denver bank clearings for the eleven months reached the enormous total of $614,238,290.60, the largest in the..his tory of- Denver and greater than the clearings for the entire year of 1915 by $104,064,251.49. From all indications the business of the Denver postoffice will show an in crease for 1916 of more than $1,000,000 as compared with 1915. This is th* largest gain in tho history of the of fice. Great Britain is ready to enter on peace negotiations at once, provided Germany will make an "uncondi tional” offer of a Joint step to end the war, according to Alfred Crebhin, Brit ish vice consul in Denver. The first boy born within the limits of what is now the town of Flagler, has just become the first mayor of the new town ns the result of its first election. The mayor-elect is Leon E. Lavington. Denver felt the effect of Germany's peace proposal by an immediate drop in the cost of living. As a result of Yon Bethman-Ilollv.og’s speech in the relchstag, flour fell 2u cents per 100 pounds in the Denver market and is now selling at $i per 100 wholesale. Plans for organizing a SIOO,OOO t’olo rado-flnanced corporation for the con struction of hotels and camps in the uational parks in the state were dis cussed at the meeting of the executive committee of the Denver Civic Asso ciation. Co-operation with the federal forest service for the conservation of the for est reserve ranges in Colorado, was the principal matter discussed at a meeting of sheepmen of the Western Slope at Rifle, according to Chief of the Grazing Bureau John 11. Hatton of the Denver office. Seven Mexican women, federal pris oners at the Canon City penitentiary, will be deported from the United States at the expiration of their terms in the spring, according to Henry H. Moler. inspector in charge of the Den ver district of tho United States Im migration Service. A record better than any since 1912 has been established by Denver in the valuation of building permits issued, the filing of the permit for the con struction of the J. K. Mullen Home for the Aged having swelled the figures beyond the $4,000,000 mark. The rec ord reached in 1912 was $5,332,000. Basing her breach of promise suit upon hundreds of unusual expressions of endearment contained In many hectic letters which she says wero written to her by Henry P. Needham, formerly chief clerk to the division superintendent of the Denver & Rio Grande railway, Mrs. Theodora De- Vorse has taken action in the Denver courts to obtain SIO,OOO from Need ham. Judgment in favor of the Minerals Separation, Ltd., rendered by the Unit ed States Supreme Court sustaining the concern’s patents on the flotation process of metal extraction, will have the effect of compelling every user of ihe process to pay royalties to tho British corporation. Julius C. Gunter, governor-elect, will be the guest of honor at a banquet to be given January 19 by Sterling Price :amp. Sonß of Confederate Veterans at Denver. The banquet la an annual af fair to commemorate the birth of Rob ert E. Lee. ROOKY FORD ENTERPRISE. RICARDO LUCERO FOUND ALLEGED SLAYER OF CATTLE MAN ARRESTED AT ROSWELL. Will Be Brought to Trial for Slay ing of Frank West at Trinidad. Western Newspaper Union News Service. Trinidad, Colo. —Ricardo Lucero, a Mexican sheepherder wanted for the killing on Auk. 26 of Frank West, one of the heirs <Jr the estate of Ed West, wealthy cattleman of Las Animas county, was caught at Roswell, N. M., according to word received by Sheriff Kan*. The capture of Lucero follows a search which has taken in all south ern Colorado and the adjoining states and in which nearly every citizen of this county took part. A reward of sl,- 000 for the capture of the alleged mur derer was offered by Harry E. West, brother of the slain man. This will be claimed by Sheriff C. R. Young of Chavez county, New Mexico, who made the arrest. Lucero, according to reports, has been working on a ranch near Hagerman, N. M. Beet Growers Get $3,600,000 Greeley—Checks aggrogating sl,- 325,000 wore mailed out to the beet growers of Weld county by the Great Western Sugar Company. This repre sents payment for beets delivered to tho various factories from Nov. 15 to Dec. 15. Tho Greeley factory distrib utes $510,000 of this amount to its 800 customers; the Windsor factory sends out $390,000; and the Eaton factory pays $425,000. According to factory officials, there are about 30,000 tons of beets yet to be paid for, which will add $200,000 to this amount, making the total paid out by the factory to Weld county farmers for beets during tho entire season over $3,600,000. This is divided between approximately 1,- 400 families who deliver beets to the factories. Sand, Snow and Ice Block Trains. Boulder. —Sweeping out of the mouth of a canon back of Eldorado Springs, a windstorm which at times reached a velocity of 150 miles an hour, packed the cuts along the right of way of the Denver & Interurban Railway Company with sand, snow and ice, stalled two electric cars, one of them carrying twelve passengers. Interrupted railroad work and train service and caused one mine in the district to shut down Thursday night. The wind storm was the most terrific ever experienced in the district Big Intermountain Stock Show. Grand Junction.—The Grand June tion Interna'ional Livestock Show opened with an estimated attendance of 2,500. For weeks preparations have been under way. and the largest stock exhibit ever gathered in west ern Colorado is the result. Approxi mately 300 of the finest dairy cattle in western Colorado are on exhibition. Pueblo Asks U. S for Camp Ground. Pueblo.—The city of Pueblo re quested the Department of the Interior for two grants of land in tlie San Ysa bel forest reserve. One of the grants will be used for a municipal play ground. and will consist of forty acres of timber land. The other will be used as a camping ground for visiting auto ista. Farmer Drilling for Water Finds Gas. Pueblo. — Mat Watkins, farmer in the Grimaldi district in the southeast ern part of Pueblo county, has struck a considerable flow of gas in a well drilled on bis place. He lias piped the gas into his house and is using it for fuel and lighting. The well was being drilled for water. Potato Growers to Meet. Fort Collins—The potato industry of the state will be discussed when tho Colorado State Potato Growers’ associ ation holds its second annual meeting during the sessions of the Farmers' congress, which will be held at the Ag ricultural coliegi* here Jan. 15 to 20. Switchman Dies Under Cars. Steamboat Springs.—The body of Andrew Hays, switchyard of the Routt Pinacle mine, fifteen miles west of Steamboat Springs, was found by other workmen. He must have tried 1o hoard a moving train of emp ties and fell between the cars. Section Hand Killed on Track. Pueblo. —Elizas Tresquez was killed and Antonio Dimonez badly injured when a westbound passenger train on the Denver & Rio Grande plowed through a section gang at Swallows, twenty-five miles west of this city. Man Hurt by Cave-in, Dies. Grand Junction. —F. P. Shott, a car penter. whoso skull was fractured by a cave-in in the Stokes mine at Palis ade, died in a local hospital. To Build Three Beet Sugar Dumps. Golden. —What is believed to be the first step toward establishing a sugar factory in Jefferson county is tho proposition for the Denver Tramway Company to build three dumps along its two lines west of Denver In tho rich valleys below Golden. All the farmers along the Denver & North western and the Denver & Intermoun tain have been asked to consider the matter. It is proposed by the Tram way Company to build dumps at Arva da, Olivet and Lakewood. KAISER INTENDS NO WAR LET-UP FEARING PEACE PROSPECTS RE MOTE, PREPARE TO CONTINUE CONFLICT ON GREAT SCALE. ROUMANIANSMAKEGAIN REPORT THAT REVOLUTIONARY OUTBREAKS IN PORTUGAL HAVE BEEN QUELLED. Wsstsro Newspaper Union New* Service. Berlin, Dec. 19. —A military official who is frankly and keenly hopeful that some way may be found to end i..e war, though he is none too opti mistic at present, called together rep resentatives of the neutral press to in quire as to the probable effect of the German peace note in neutral coun tries. He laid great stress on this point and particularly whether there would be any tendency to construe the German note as u sign of weakness. Discussing the possibility that all peace propositions may be rejected at present this officer declared Germany was aware the the French and British would make another herculean effort In the west next spring—an effort for which Germany would be fully pre pared. He expressed the opinion that It could not have any result other than continued slaughter, and that it would have no more prospects of success than the Somme offensive. Infantry fighting was resumed Sat urday on the east bank of the Meuse, In the Verdun sector. During the pre vious night the German troops had un dertaken no counter attack to regain the ground they lost as the result of the stroke inflicted by the French on Friday. Details concerning the French drive indicated the capture of 9.000 Germans and about eighty guns. Four French divisions participated in tho attack and tho French war office in timates that they were opposed by five German divisions. The Teutonic armies in Rumania continue to gain. A statement by the German war office that the Buzeu riv er sector lias been forced may mean that the Teutons actually have crossed that river, along which it had been ex pected the Rumanians would make their next stand. In the vicinity of Ypres and Wyts chaete. German troops delivered an as sault southeast of Zlllebeke, penetrat ing the second British line. A further advance of tho British army on the Tigris front in Mesopo tamia within three-quarters of a mile of that river, opposite Kut-el-Amara, is recorded. Revolutionary outbreaks in Portugal accompanied by mutiny of some troops have been quelled. ONE DEAD IN CHEYENNE FIRE. Inter Ocean Hotel Was So Old It Was Most Inflammable. Cheyenne, Wyo., Dec. 18. —One man is known to be dead, his wife and three small children aro missing, his 9-months-old baby is burned, prob ably fatally, and only fifteen guests of the thirty that were in the Inter Ocean hotel Sunday night, when it was found on fire, had been account ed for early Monday morning. The structure was so old It was most in flammable. and the fire that was dis covered under the roof spread so rapidly that only about half of the guests are known to have escaped. Known dead—Roy A. White of Bay les. Cal. Fatally injured Nine-months old child of the Whites. The elevator pilot remained at his post as long as he could, and says he thinks he carried down about fifteen persons, but in the haste and confu sion of the time he cannot give their names or the number of tho rooms from which they were taken. E. M. Hendrickson or Denver was overcome and rescued by firemen after he had carried Mrs. F. E. Taylor, ono of the guests, and her baby from the hotel and had re-entered the build ing in search of others. WHEAT PRICES SOAR. Rapidity of Trading Not Exceeded Since Opening of War. Chicago, Dec. 19.—Some vaulting of prices took place Saturday on a gigan tic scale in the wheat market here. An upward jump of 10%c a bushel came as a violent contrast to Friday's setback of 13 l-Bc. During the rise, the rapidity of trading and the accompa nying excitement were at a pitch not surpassed since the beginning of the European war. Geo. W. Cook Dies at Pueblo. Denver. —Gen. Geo. W. Cook, for mer congressman-at-large from Colo rado, a state builder and organizer of the famous Cook's Veteran Drum Corps here, died In the state asylum at Pueblo. He was 65 years old and had lived in Denver since 1881. He was born In Bedford, Ind., Nov. 10, 1851, the son of Lieut. Samuel Cook of the Union army, and Agnes Dodson Cook, daughter of an ensign In tht United States nayy. 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