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WVmiTn NfA K|i»|MT Union Sawi Servle*.
The Mountain Top mine lias Just
shipped a single cur of high-grade ore
from Ouray that netted $13,891. The*
cur contained forty-five tons taken
from the 112-foot level.
Fred Linek, a veteran of the Clifton
seel lon, and who recently sold all his
property at that place, was found dead
in his hod at Rifle a few days ago.
Heart disease was apparently the
oh use of his demise.
Report* are current of the probable
opening of the Colorado Midland rail
road June 1. The first work train
which hus been clearing away rock
slides, etc., and opening the road for
other work traiiiH, has passed Lead
ville and iH now on Its way up Huger
niniv pass through the snow.
A fireproof apartment house, con
tjilning thirty-six apartments and cost
ing approximately $l. r >o,ooo, is to be
built in Greeley this summer. The
house is to he constructed adjacent to
tin* State Teachers’ College. It will be
of brick construction, three stories,
willi a ground plan 100 by 111 feet.
Work has been started on the na
tional forest road from Somerset to
Crested Hutto, a distance of twenty
five miles, according to (1. S.
Bright, district engineer of the United
States Bureau of I'uhllc Roads, who
said that road crews had left Denver
with equipment and machinery. Tin*
road, It is estimated, will cost $30,000.
George Fogg, STi years old, is dead
at liis home in Delta, death having
been due to henrt disease Induced by
old age. The death of this remark
aide citizen broke the huppy wedded
life of a couple who laid lived togeth
er for 54 years. Four sons, besides
ttie widow, survive the pioneer. The
Fogg* hail lived on Tongue creek, near
Ddlta, since 1881!.
I.olaui I’. Crawford, special agent in
charge or the United States biological
survey office in the customs house, an
nounced that Agent John W. Crook of
Denver had killed four large mountain
Hons and a lynx on Hear creek, near
Monte Vista, Colo. This is a record;
for one man In a day in many years,
according to the federal agents. The
specimens probably will lie sent to
Denver to be mounted.
John Giaeomozzl was sentenced to
life imprisonment following tin* return
of a verdict of murder In the first de
gree by a Jury In tin* District Court at
'lVllnrldo. lie was charged with com
pllclty in connection with tin* killing
of four men at tin* Tomberl mine Inst
September. Glacomozzl Ih the second
nnm to In* convicted by circumstantial
evidence In this case. John Klchever,
another defendant, remains to In* tried.
(*. 11. Thompson, a student at the
conservatory of music of the St ate* Ag
ricultural College, who was arrested at
Fort Collins, confessed to District At
torney Russell W. Fleming and Prof.
Alexander Fmslie, head of the conserv
atory of music, that he had attempted
to extort by means of “black hand” let
ters SIO,OOO from t liarles U. 'Evans,
wealthy hanker and livestock nnm of
that city, according to the two men to
whom file confession is said to have
been presented.
A convention of the Rocky Moun
tain districts of tin* three engineering
fraternities—American Institute ul
Klectrlct Engineers, American Society
of Civil Engineers and the American
Institute of Mechanical Engineers—
will he held in Houlder next month.
Tilt* date will not he set until the ac
ceptances of the men who have been
invited to speak Is received. It will l>e
about May 15, however, and will bring
to Boulder 200 of the leading engineers
of the Rocky Mountain district.
Charles Haulier, a rancher of west
eru Fremont county, charged with as
sault with Intent to kill YV. H. Hop
per, u prominent cattleman, on Eastei
Sunday, was found guilty of assault t<
do bodily injury In the District Four,
at CiiAoii City.
Unless the county treasurers of
seven Colorado counties take Immedi
ate steps toward payment of $13,000
which the state of Colorado clulnis as
due from them in Interest on delin
quent state taxes, Slate Treasurer Har
ry E. Muluix will institute criminal
proceeding against them.
“Old Big Foot,” known also as the
“Penvine wolf” and the “outlaw,” and
which during the last ten years hud
Inflicted fully $20,000 loss on the
stockmen of Sun Juan county, Utah,
and in the western Paradox valley in
Colorado, has been captured. The
pelt has been deliverer! to the com
missioners of Sun Juan count}*, Utah,
for bounty fees. The outlaw had
probably made a worse record than
any other predatory animal of recent
times. It Is known to have been 12
years old. The pelt measures eight
feet from tip to tip and the animal
weighed about 215 pounds.
By unanimous vote the City Council
of Colorado Springs, ut Its regular
meeting, elected Carson A. Sheetz, a
former mayor of Colorado City, ns
commissioner of finance of the city of
Colorado Springs to fil! the vacancy
cuused by the recent death of Charles
Salary increases aggregating SII,OOO
per year were granted to the teachers
Ui the Greeley district by the school
board at Its meeting in Greeley. The
Increases embrace all grades of teach*
ers and amount to from SIOO to SB2O,
the average being about SSOO.
Th« Uiali leasing Company, a sub
sidiary of the Western Metals Com
pany of Salt Lake City, lias obtained
control of tlie Hawley property, near
Bonanza, in Saguuche county, and plan
to operate it. on a large scale. A 700-
ton concentrating mill is being dis
mantled at Midvale, Utah, to be
shipped to the Hawley property, and
u seven-mile tramway will lie built to
connect the mill with tin* mine. The
mine lias a 6,000-foot tunnel and 1,200-
foot upraise. It has numerous levels
which disclose Immense bodies of ore
running strongly In gold, silver and
copper. Tin* development to be car
ried out at the mine this summer will
cost $250,000 or more.
The Colorado Good Roads Associa
tion, including in its membership most
of the loading good roads advocates of
the state, is expected to go on record
in favor of a bond Issue for state high
way development at its coming annual
meeting scheduled to be held in Colo
rado Springs May 29. Whether the or
ganization will indorse ii $25,000,000
road bond issue, ns urged by the Boul
der Commercial Club, or urge support
of the $5,000,000 Issue proposed by the
last legislature, is one of the ques
tions which will be tip for discussion.
During the fiscal year ended Nov.
30, last, there was an average of 111
inmates in the state reformatory at
Buena Vista. The cost of maintenance
was $60,771.17, a per capita expense of
$172.71, according to a report Just
complied l»y state examiners and made
puhlie by State Auditor Arthur M.
Stong. Earnings of the institution met
about one-fourth of its support. These
amounted to $16,578.25, realized prin
cipally from sales of livestock and pro
duce grown ou the reformatory farm.
Forest Service road construction
plans in Colorado for 1920 call for S 3
tulles of roads to lie built at a total
cost of $127,500. Federal funds will
provide $271,000 of tin* total amount.
This construction program consists of
eleven road projects varying from 3
to 23 miles in length and scattered
over the whole western half of the
state from Bennett Creek In I.a rimer]
county on the Colorado National For
est to the Crested Butte-Somerset
project on the Gunnison National For
est in Gunnison county.
Colorado college is to receive $75,000
from tin* Carnegie corporation of New
York to lie used ns u special endow
ment fund to maintain tin* system ol
faculty retiring annuities now in op
eration. The annuity system was es
tnlillshed In Colorado College two
years ago. The extension of these an
unities is open to all retiring members
of the faculty. The Carnegie corpo
ration's proposal would obviate the
drawing of annuities from the general
fund of the college.
A wool pool bus been organized at
Montrose in order that the small glow
er might benefit as much as Hu* larger
grower. Hitherto tin* small grower in
that section lias been forced to ship
Ids wool to tin* markets on consign
ment ami trust to tin* Judgment of oth
ers, while under tile new organization
the wool will be stored In warehouses
there and at Delta and purchasers in
vited to bid on the wool.
Ten women and two men of the
senior class of the University of Colo
rado have been elected to membership
in tin* honorary scholastic fraternity
Phi Beta Kappa. They are tin* lead
ers of their class in scholarship. At
torney Harold 11. Healey, who was
graduated in 1911, and Wayne Ivers,
former foothill! star and a graduate of
1910, have also been elected to mem
Approximately 8,500 acres of state
land, comprising sections in twelve
counties for which applications have
been filed, will lie put lip for sale by
the State* Board of Land Commission
ers ou May 5, in a public auction to be
held at 2 o’clock in the afternoon in
the House of Representatives assembly
room at tlie state* house.
The banking conditions eif Colorado
are in better shape than In any state
west of New York, according tei
Cbarle»s F. Juneiel, vice president of the*
Atlantic Nutionul Hank of New York
City, who was in Colorado ree*ently.
Mr. Junoel is inuklng a tour of tin*
West and has e-emu* in e-eintfict with
tin* principal blinking interest of the
Rocky Mountain and Middle Western
A “conscience” 'check for SSOO has
been received by F. H. YY’olcott, bur
sar eif the* University «»f Colorado,
from \Y\ S. Burnett eif San Francisco,
who state's that the* money is hut half
eif what In* culculutes lie* owes the In
stitution feir failure* tei pay Ills tuition
when in* was a student In the law
school In 1897 auel 1898. He* stated
tlint another cliee-k for SSOO would lie*
sent next year.
The recent strike made by the Smug
gler Leasing Company em its projierty
ut Lenado is richer tluin was at first
believed. The ore runs stronger than
50 per e*ent zlne- and tin* eire body, as
it lias lie*eu blocked out at this time,
will more than pay the compuny feir
the necessary outlay to fully develop
the property.
One hundred und twenty-seven hoys
and girls in the centralized school at
New Raymer have Joined the agricul
tural clubs organized by tin* farm bu
reau. The club projects Include: sum
mer tillage of non-irrigated land, corn
raising, poultry raising, pig raising,
sewing, gardening and cooking.
Curl Larson, 26, unmarried, a miner
employed at the Smuggler Union, was
Instantly killed ut Telluride when he
walked Into an open timber chute and
pitched 150 feet to the bottom. The
body rolled about fifty feet more and
finally came to u halt tu an ore chute
W***tern New»pap<*r Union Now* Service.
Wnlsenburg, Colo., April 23. Leav
ing a note to Ids 19-year-olil bride of
a year, Catherine, the daughter of bis
brother, explaining that, lie was break
ing Ids promise to postpone the act
about which they laid often consulted
but that lie believed Ills removal would
solve tin* problem of her future. Dr.
K. L. Clock. 57 years old, committed
suicide here li.v taking chloroform at
his home. Ji'he body of Dr. Clock,
who was physician for tin* VI; tor*
American Fuel Company at its Haven
wood mine, three miles south of here,
was found hy a mine employe who laid
gone to the physician's home to obtain
treatment for a slight Injury.
The doors and windows were se
curely locked and Imrred and Coroner
R. E. Thomas, who was summoned,
said thut apparently Dr. Clock had
been dead for several hours.
Mrs. Clock, tin* physician's niece. 1
was sent. liy tin- doctor to Pueblo a .
week ago to enter a business <*ollcgo.
She was notified of Ills death and re
turned to YValsenlnirg. Whether her j
entering school was for the purpose of .
preparing to make her own way. in
contemplation of which Dr. Clock hud,
promised to postpone Ids suicide, is a
matter which Inis not been determined.
The only information available here
concerning tin* motive for tin* suicide,
other than a desire to free ids wife
from the embarrassment of being mar
ried to her uncle, was contained In the
note clutched In' the dead tuuii’s hand
and addressed to her.
The note follows: “Dearest Cather
ine—l promised you I would postpone
this ad. but I am breaking it today as
I think it Is the best for, you. Am
leaving a check for the balance of my
bank account after expenses of simple
burial is held here. Please have no
ceremony. You will understand, as we
have talked this matter over pertain
big to your future. With my removal
the matter cun lie more readily solved.
I atn to blame for mismanagement of
this affair and ask your forgiveness,
i asked Mr. Pendleton to ussist in set
tllng my financial' mutters if 1 signed
the Initial “K" So here goes. Good
by ; I hope to meet you in heaven.”
According to Information gathered
hy the coroner. Dr. Clock married his
niece in lowa about a year ago. Soon
after their marriage In* came to Wnl
senburg and was appointed physician
for the Vietor-Americnn Compuny at
Ruvetiwoo j.
Dr. Clock formerly lived at Fort
Luptnn, where Ids first wife, who ob
tained a divorce several years ago, and
her daughter, still reside.
Government After Ticket Brokers.
Chicago—Warrants were issued foi
six of tin leading theater ticket bro
kers charging them with defrauding
the government of approximately SIOO.-
000 in war taxes during the past year.
Two of ti e six are women. Three of
the ticket brokers were arraigned lie
fore United States Commissioner Ma
son and h“ld in bonds of SI,OOO each.
They were charged with evading pay
ment of the federal tax and with fail
ure to stamp tin* name of the broker
selling the ticket- and the purchase*
price on theater tickets.
Prosecute Sugar Profiteers.
New Orleans, U. —United States
District Attorney Mooney has filed af
fidavits before tin* United States com
missioner here against several dealers
who have charged 35 cents a pound for
sugar. Local refiners said there was a
crisis in the sugar situation, due to the
fact that purchases must lie made in
tin* open market, where competition is
Make Wholesale Arrest.
Great Falls, Mont.—Two hundred
and ninety-eight men, Including mein
hers of the Cascade County Trades and
Labor Assembly, the Great' Northern
Railway Shop Federation and repre
sentatives of several crafts of the city
were arrested while marching through
the streets lien* carrying banners pro
hibited by a city ordinance.
Bill to Increase Surtaxes
Washington. —lncrease of tin* exist
ing surtaxes on individual and corpor
ation incomes so as to prevent either
from exceeding $500,000 a year over
and above present exemptions is pro
posed by a Hill introduced by Repre
sentative Griffin, Democrat, of New
Caillaux Given Sentence.
Furls. —The sentence decided upon
by the high court for former Premier
Cnilinux, It was learned, besides three
years’ imprisonment and payment of
the costs of the trial, includes banish
ment for five years and loss of civic
rights for ten years.
Schroeder's Heart Is Unimpaired.
Mineolu, L. I.—MaJ. Rudolph \V.
Schroeder, holder of the world’s alti
tude record, who is being examined by
army medical officers to learn whether
high flying has impaired his heart,
followed announcement he has passed
preliminary physical tests with a
statement that he would attempt an
altitude flight with three passengers.
The preliminary examination of Major
Schroeder revealed that his heart and
lungs “seem to he unimpaired,” med
ical officers said.
Alrpiaues showering pamphlets from the heavens recently Joined 28 of
the motor trucks shown tn the photograph In the first bone-dry campaign
launched tn Tokyo. Japan.
Western Newspaper Union News Service.
Washington, April 21. —While offi
cial reports disclosed that the revolu
tion against Carranza continues to
gain headway rapidly, apprehension
for tlie safety of Americans in Mexico
caused tlie administration to dispatch
warships to several danger spots.
Preparations also are being made,
it is learned, to send additional crui
sers and destroyers to both tlie east
and west coasts if the safety of Amer
icans becomes further endangered. No
warning to all Americans to leave Mex
ico, as was issued by the administra
tion in 1913 and 1915, lias been con
sidered up to date hy the President ami
his advisers, it is. stated.
The State Department received tele
grams from tlie American consuls at
Matzatlan and TnpnlolmuiTiox in Sina
loa on tlie west coast, stating that
Americans at those ports and in tin*
immediate vicinity are in great danger
from violence incidental to the strife
of the warring factions, and urging
tliut warships be sent for their pro
An immediate request for tlie dis
patch of ships was transmitted by the
State Department to tlie Navy Depart
ment, und Secretary of the Navy Dan
iels ordered the scout cruiser Salem
and the destroyer MeAuley to proceed
from Sun Diego to the Sinaloa ports.
It also was officially reported to the
State Department Unit there is great
alarm among Americans throughout
tlie Tuxpuni oil region on the east
Secretary Daniels said tlint the Sac
ramento is now at Tampico, and, in the
absence of a specific request from the
State Department for increased pro
tection on tin* east coast, lie took no
steps to send reinforcements.
Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mex.—United
States artillery is reported to be en
route to Douglas to protect tin* bor
der here in tlie event of fighting
around Agua Prieta. The report also
was current in Dougins, across the
boundary line here.
Gen. P. Elias Culles, commander of
the Sonora rebels, who arrived in
Agua Prieta, is preparing a proclama
tion to tlie people of Mexico to rally
to the Obregon cause against Presi
dent Carranza.
General Culles claimed that the
Obregou revolt has spread to tin* states
of Tehuantepec, Vera Cruz, Nuevo
Leon, Zacatecas and Mthoacuu.
Pays I. O. U. Gambling Debt.
New York.—Raymond Belmont, sou
of August Belmont, has settled the I.
O. U. for $15,000 which he gave in a
Newport gambling house in 1912. He
was sued for tin* amount, with inter
est, by Edward YV. Rankin. Attorneys
for each side applied to tin* Supreme
Court for.un order of discontinuance.
Belmont claimed In* did not remember
signing an I. O. U. but admitted Ids sig
Police Kill de luxe Burglar.
Chicago.—Harry James, burglar de
luxe, was shot to deuth in u battle with
half a dozen policemen. Twenty bul
lets tore through Ids body, but he seri
ously wounded two policemen before
railing the Inst time. In u saloon he
hud leused as a “repair shop” the po
lice found stolen property worth SIOO,-
000, many revolvers, wigs, skeleton
keys, disguises of ail sorts. He had
been picked up ns n suspect and was
being searched in the police stution
when he begun firing.
WriCern N«w»paper Union New* Servtc*.
San Autoido, Texas, April 22. —An
unofficial report reaching here says
Gen. Arnulfo Gomez with 4,000 men
has ruptured Tuxpun, ktate of Vera
Cruz, and hus joined forces with fol
lowers of the rebel I’ulaez. Gomez,
the report asserts, has indorsed tin*
Sonora secession from the central gov
Nogales, Sonora. —Sonora officials .
also said they had received confirma
tion of tlie report Gen. Arnulfo Gomez j
captured Tuxpun in the state of Vera
Cruz and was marching on Tuiupico ’
after indorsing the Sonora secession.
In one week, General Flores has
gained control of more than liulf the'
state of Sinaloa, said to be tlie second
richest state In the southern republic.
Telegraphic communication has been
established with Culiacan for the first
time since General Flores entered the
The delay, it was said, was due to
Carranza troops destroying tlie tele
graph system when they retreated.
Messages received said the city capit
ulated after a short fight and that
hundreds of Sinalouus are joining tlie
Flores army.
General Flores is concentrating his
forces and artillery at Guliucun pre
preparatory to attacking Mazatlan, the
important west coast seaport. Reports
received here were t Hut Carranzu
forces are being concentrated at Ma
zatlan und that a siege of the city
might lie necessary.
Sonora officials declared they were
amply able financially to carry ou a
campaign und that assurances of sup
port hud been received from big finan
cial interests.
They all expressed pleasure over
the lifting of the mail embargo from
the United States to Sonora.
Gen. P. Elias Calles has gone to
Agua Prieta to confer with military
authorities there for the expected at
tack by Carrauza forces from Chi
j liuuhua.
General Calles said that as soon as
j Sonora troops complete the Sinaloa
' campaign and enter the next state of
! Nayurlt, the progress of tlie state’s
j troops would be more rapid, as tlie
people of Nayarlt would Join Sonora.
A military governorship was estab
lished in Nayarlt by President Car
ranza recently, superseding the stute
YY'nsbington.—Reports from Mexico,
official and unofficial, emphasized the*
growing strength of the revolutionary
movement led by the state of Sonora.
Advices from private sources said
two new states—Hidalgo and Tlaxa
calu—supported by their Legislatures
and state troops, had joined in the
secession movement.
Detroit Penalizes Landlord.
Detroit. —A 100 per cent increase in
the assessed valuation of his property
was tlie penalty imposed by the city
council on Jacob Slievitz, owner of a
nine-family apartment house, who was
accused by Ids tenants of increasing
tlieir rents from $42.50 to S9O a month.
300 Homeless After Fire.
Butesville, Ark.—Flames sweeplug
through tlie residence section of Bates
ville destroyed eighty residences, nmde
300 persons homeless and caused a
loss estimated at $500,000.
U. S. Citizens Safe.
Beirut. —The French column of 3,000
men readied Aintab, Syria, finding all
the Americans safe und tlie Armenians
more than holding their own In the
fight ugainst the Turks. They have
received more arms from tlie French.
General Gouruud advised that Ameri
can Cousul Lamport is returning to
Aleppo from Ufru, bringing Mrs. Rich
ard Mansfield, O. C. Clements, M. 1..
Woodward and M. L. Law, and reports
tliut hostilities have ceased.
Western N>w*p«p«*r Union New* Servtc*
San Renm. April 26. —The Supreme
Cotunil is sending a formal request to
1 President YVilson that the United
States government Hike the mandate
for Armenia. Tlie council is leuving
to President YVilson the arbitration of
the differences over the boundaries of
Armenia. There seems to be division
on tin* part of tin* council as to wheth
er the region of Kraerum and its vicin
ity should lie included in tlie territory
of tin* Armenian republic. The Turk
ish nationalists are strongly claiming
Krzerum for themselves.
Dispatches from San Remo announc
ing the decision of tin* Supreme Coun
cil to make Armenia an independent
state, said that tin* boundaries of tin*
new republic had not yet been de
The new republic, the dispatches
adit, would probably lie contracted,
owing to the belief tlmt tlie smaller
the country the more easily It could
protect itself and the fear that If too
many Turks were left within Armenia,
they might overthrow the government.
San Remo. —The Supreme Council
has decided to ask President YVilson
to arbitrate the boundaries of the new
republic of Armenia. The council
awarded a mandate for Mesopotamia
and Palestine to Great Britain ami a
mandate for Syria to France.
In placing Palestine under a British
mandate tin* council established with
in the ancient limits of Holy Land
what is called tin* "National Home for
tlie Jews." The terms of the mandate
protect the national rights of Jewish
citizens of other countries. That is to
say, a Jew of American, British,
French or other nationality may retain
Ids nationality, although lie is also a
citizen of the state of Palestine.
The rights of Arabs also are pro
tected, there being 600,000 in Palestine
and 100,000 Jews.
The mandate is limited generally by
wliat is known as tin* Balfour declara
tion. British forces have been in oc
cupation of Palestine since tlie defeat
of tin* Turkish forces by tin* British
fle'.d marshal. Viscount Allenby.
France has been tin* protector of tin*
Christians ill Syria since the Middle
Ages, having been designated for tlie
purpose by tin* Holy See.
Tlie question with regard to Syria
lias been in serious controversy be
tween the French und British govern
ments since the armistice was signed,
particularly over the point whether
France 'Shull have all of what Is geo
graphically outlined as Syria, or only
certuin parts.
O’Dell Sentenced to Death.
Rochester, N. Y. —After deliberating
for eleven hours and fifty minutes, a
Supreme Court jury brought in u ver
dict of murder in the first degree
against James D. O’Dell, indicted, with
his wife. Pearl Beaver O'dell, for tlie
murder of Edward J. Kneipp the night
of Jan. 7. Immediately after the ver
dict was announced O’Dell was sen
tenced by Justice Robert Thompson
to die in tlie week of June 13.
Banker Remembers Aids.
Omaha, Neb.—The will of the late
H. ('. Bostwlck, hanker, filed here,
left sums ranging from SSOO to SS,(MM)
to Ids valet, barber, cook, janitors and
other employes. There were bequests
also for officers of his Hank and other
‘•lose friends und relatives. The total
amounted to $400,000. The remainder
of a million dollar estate will ge event
ually to three Omaha charitable Insti
Woman Kills Self and Children.
Lewisburg. Ky.—Mrs. Mary Ina
Hughes of this town killed her three
small children hy slashing their throats
with a butcher knife and then took her
own life hy the same method. Mrs.
Hughes was 23 years old. A relative
sHid she was despondent over tlie
death last fall of her husband.
Move Potato Cars.
Chicago.—Several carloads of pota
toes held on railroad sidings in Chicago
since late in March, have been moved
as the result of au inquiry into profit
eering. it was announced today hy As
sistant District Attorney R. A. Mllroy.
In two cases, lie said, horses were used
to move tlie cars.
Rule of Dardanelles Planned.
San Remo. —Control of tlie Dardan
elles will be exercised by two interna
tional commissions, according to plans
of tlie supreme council. One of these
will regulate traffic, fix dues for the
use of tlie straits and supervise affairs
generally. The other will tie a military
commission having at its disposition
forces which will lie located on the
Gallipoli peninsula aud ou tlie other
side of the straits.

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