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If b men bant, really bellevea
tbit hU "stor* a«wk" la import
ait to you, he win print It lo
*‘/Ouf" newspaper. If he doesn't,
be trill not.
The law prov
hour das* for n*
which measure wh<> r *
majority) of the phople of
the Noreotbcr election, goes into ».
feet on January I . It Ik needless to
state that the Jaw will effect the
various hualnees establishments In
Trinidad that emplo.v women and
girls to the extent that the days
wwfc will be eight hours. Though
a number of buslnc** houses that
efaplco women have the feminine em
ployes hut eight hours, there are a
number of establishments where the
women are employed nine hours and
upwards. The working of this law
will effect the stores who keep open
Saturday night until ten o'clock, thu*
Increasing the number of hours ol
the woman employed.
The law as passed makes no excep
tions for different clauses of employ
•Mt tut fixes eight hours as a
working day- It may mean ultimat
ely that womet\ employes In nptny
Places may be replaced by men. It
applies to laundry workers, depart
meat store employes, factory girls,
telephone girls aod • stenographers
and all women office employes. The
•tores In Trinidad that employ wo
me» and whose employee work more
than eight hours will be required lo
tuakf other arrangements after Jan
uary I.
A number of local business house*
who have women employes on duty
more, than eight hours are consider -
ing systems that will enable them to
roMpljr with the new law without fl-
Mtneiai torn or serious Interruption
to tfcelr bust ness. At a number of
•tares • plan In being considered to
rearm off tbeworkla* boors of rhe
aoaaea employes as to lime of arriv
al and departure, so that each will
be on duty only the required eight
sours— a plan that will require xonu*
to corn** st one hour and some at an
other'. The Mason Candy company
w||| put Its employe* on the eight
hour time schedule and it Is thought
the HMiut* amount of work can be ac
complished. hilt If not UliiV lewd to
a readjustment of the wages rule.
The telephone company Is not ef
fected by the law as the women
operators work but eight hours.
New York. Pec. It*.— President
elect Wilson returned today from bis
vacation trip to liermudu. The
steamship Bermudian. which carried
him and bis party, ducked here u few
minutes after s o'clock.
Not an announcement a« to poll
tics or anything else did the gover
nor have to make on his arrival.
*Tm 40lng to devote myself to New
Jersey affairs," he aald.
The president-elect brought with
him bis annual message to the New
Jersey legislature, which meets on
January 14. It embodies every plank
In tha Democratic atate platform.
Washlagton, Dec. Id. —An appro
priation of t I00 t 0<)0 .to finish the
federal building at Dettver, Colorado,
la provided In a senate bill passed to
day by the house.
rmosoemcAL nuux sats
' 1 'spoct 1 11 have
I* shorten up
these observa
tions after th*
first ol th* year
when th* k-hour
law goes Into ef
fect *er get some
one f help me
Weather Forecait.
Tonight full- mid .older. Tucdny
Yeeteradjr'i Temperature! _ n
Precipitation t'leur.
Wash I lig 1011, Dec. It*.—The gov
ernmeut toduy lost Its fight before
the supreme court of the United
States to have the ant lira • lie coal
carrylug railroads aud ilieir nffillut*
r ., .ohl companies declared to lie in
# era! combination In violation of
untl-trust law.
It won a victory In gel ting the
jurt to strike down the t*.'* per cent
contracts whereby the “railroad coal
companies" buy the output of “In
dependent" mines. Justice l.urton.
tn announcing the opinion said these
contracts were plainly In violation
of'the law.
The rourt also held tile rullroadb
liad violated the law by 'attempting
to shut out of the anthracite region a
comiwtltive road through their con
trol of the Temple Iron company.
As to minor combinations of rail
roads and coal companies charged to
be viotlatini; the law. the court dis
mlioicd the action, without prejudice
to future suits, because It held ft not
fair to require those groups to make
a defense In mu action primarily
against a “general combination."
Justices Day. Hughes ami Pitney
took no part In the deccsion. There
were no dissenting opinions.
In an opinion annouced by Aaso
ciate Justice lainon. the court holds
"First, that the general combina
tion alleged by the government to
exist between the defendant roads
for an apportionment for total ton
nage to tbe seaboard by an agree
ment in the nature of a pooling ar
rangement has not been established,
and, therefor, the relief sought by
tb«* government upon assumption of
such combination is denied
"Second. the court finds, however,
that the principal defendants did
combine, for the purposr of cutting
out from the anthracite coal fields a
projected independent line of rail
road. the Kew York. Wyoming an I
Western railroad, and to accomplish
that purpose it |» found that tbe
st ock ol the Tim pie Iron company,
and of the Simpson and Watkins col- •
lerles. was acquired for the purfiose j
und with the Intent- not of normally j
uud lawfully developing trade, but '
of restraining Interstate commerce j
and conuietltlou in transportation
which would hute presumably come
out throngh the construction and ’
operation of the proi»o*cd competing!
line of railroad between the mines
aud tidewater.
"Third, the court holds I hut cer
tain contracts made with, producers
voter Ing between 2v und U.'» per cent
of the total annual supply of eoai.j
known as the «.** per cent contracts
by which Arch Independent produc-j
ers liqund themselves to deliver thei
output of their mines or any other
mine which they might acquire, to j
the railroad companies for »*.'• per
cent of the average market price at j
tidewater, were also void been us* • In j
violation of the anti-trust act as ab- ■
normal and Illegal restraints u|*on i
Interstate conmicYce.
"Fourth, the court reiterates the I
declaration in the Standard Oil ease!
that an act of congress does not ’for
bid or restrain the power to make
normal and usual contracts to fur
ther trade by resorting to all norma!
methods, whether by agreement or
otherwise to accomplish such pur
pose.’ Nevertheless it holds that
sets which it finds in this case to lie
illegal the Temple Iron And sixty
five per cent contracth were not
within such class, but on the con
tiary were abnormal In their char
acter and directly tended to and were
intended to illegally restrain trade
and commerce And therefore came
within tho statute as Illustrated by
the rulings in St. fxiuis Terminal
association and Swift and Com pan y
vs. United States.”
Denver Capitalists
Take Moffat Road
Denver, Colo., Dee. It*.—-The Den
ver Hnd Salt Lake railroad company
with $ 1 O.OOO.fiOtT capital stock was
Incorporated today with power to ac
quire the property of tlie* Denver,
Northwestern and Pacific road.-com
monly known as the "Moffat" road
1-awrence C. Phipps of Denver ami
Charles Boettcher represent the Den
ver Railroad Securities Company and
Tyson Dynes of Denver represents the
note holders protective committee on
the directorate. Newman Krli, Dr.
p. K. Pearson, \V. \V. Wuddeti and
Leroy W. Baldwin are Hie other mem
bers of tho directorate.
The old hoard retires from tlie
management without representation.
Krb Is named as president of the com
pany mid Dr. Pearson ns chairman.
New Jersey Officers Take Unusual Measures t° Prevent
Repetition of Fatal Fight With Railroad Strikers
New York. Doc It*. Since ili•• doiiperate fight hetve. n Kile railroad deleeilves aud striking employes
in the railroad yards nt Kdgewuier. \. J.. directly opposii- \«*w York, sheriff Robeit N. Heath and fifty
deputies liftvo been unusually uctlve in dealing with tho st.:t • Kvory stranger in the vicinity of the battle,
in which two railroad detectives were killed ami nine men • ' hui one bel ng railroad detectives, were wounded^
Is seurched. and those found to lie urmed are sent to Jail Th of the trouble, altliotigli wltlilii slglit
of New Yolk. I.- rather wild, and the bluff down which the <tiik*-r» fired at the detectives miglii be miles
away from clvHlxutlou In tin* upper plctuic. which show* w 1., i. the fighting occurred. 12 ra lit lonib in seen
on tlie opposite shine of the Hud- it rher.
! "I«ct all southern Colorado unite
l (or a state fair and (lie old >ant:i
Fe trail," declared A. L. Branson of
|l’rlnldad at the banquet of the Ar
|knnsus Volley Coniniercial associu-
I lions at Puciilo Saturday night. Mr.
Brunson was one of several speaker**
at the banquet and made a strong
I plea for the unity of interest* of all
I Hie cities ami towns of the southern
| part of the state Speaking of
* "Unity” In* said in part :
"The future of Southern Colorado
depends on unity. We must stick to
gether oil all matters and fight for
our right-. We. are s null on the
State fair: unit on the Snniu Fe
trail: a unit on good roads: unit on
equable freight rates. Let us join
Issues on all matters that concern
tlie general welfare of Southern Colo
rado counties and put a stop to po
litical movements which work harm
to any section of Southern Colorado.”
At this Important conference of the
Arkansas Valley associations It was
recommended that the state pay the
state lair, county Hits and dry farm
ing congress iippropriktlons. that
there be no more divisions of counties
111 the stale Former governor Alva
Adams was endorsed for the appoint
ment as secretary* or the Interior, it
was recommended also that the state
aid in the fight for water rights and
that the spending of a highway fund
lie done by the highway commission.
What southern Colorado needs and
asked for was clearly set forth In
resolutions addressed to The general
assembly i»h follows:
Southern Colorado contains (10 per
cent cif the population of tlie state*
Southern Colorado waul,:
Adequate protection for water
rl.tilts in nil sections of Colorado.
Sufficient appropriations to com
plete the system of good roads. ••spe
cially those now recog nixed as trans
continental highways.
Adequate legislation to secure
equitable freight and passenger rates
and service. Including a law for reg
ulation of public utilities, with anti
pass anti anti-frank provisions.
An appropriation for continuing
ike work of tin Colmudo Immigration
An api.ropri.ctp.il for conducting
th,* State* Fair.a* -tale educational
institution In conjunction with the
work of tin. Agrl. iiitural college.
Results from united efforts being
made* to obtain ju-t and reasonable
recognition foi tin.- section of the
state in matters «*i legislation.
Casimiro Barela A. L. Branson and
K .1. McMahon uti'-nded tills inccHpg
as reprcsentutiiC' mm Trinidad and
f/is Animas coilin' <nd took nn ac
tive pari in the di- u**k|oiis of ini|»ort
ant matters. Above all a man from
southern Colorado was recommenced *
for il plane on Hi- -talc Hoard of Im
migration. •
So. Colo. Commercial
Men are Opposed to
County Division
A stumbling block In the path ol .
the- Aguilar now county boosters was'
placed by the deb gales to the Ar
kansan Valley Commercial Associa
tion!* in Pueblo last Saturday, when
a resolution Introduced by K. J. .Mc -
Mahon of Trinidad was adopted by
unanimous vote. Ihe resolution pro-,
vldnd Hint no men. counties of tin*;
| state lie divided let the creation ol
new counties. Stale senators and
representatives from southern Colo- j
| rado counties and districts were pres
jent and pledged themselves to work
lagainst any moxement for a new
|county During banquet Sntur-{
I day night this p-cdutlon was on-1
I domed by United States senator elect f
Charles 3. Thomas and numerous
(others, including A. L. Brunson or I
jthls city.
i K. J. Me .Million ".is made a mem
ber of tlie resolutions committee and [
'drew up tho amendment which was
general in its sentiment against
county divisions The resolution
adopted read us t llmvs:
Resolved, that t'olorado is upon
(an era or new prosperity. Belie ving l
‘that we will In* fuveered with a stric t-j
Itnton. V M . lire, li*. A well
' f Minded rumor udvlecs that an agree
• incut has been entered into between
’the Santa F»* Rallroml company and
Hu- St.inle* Steamer Automobile
company/ for the establishment of
illicit iiißoniohlle service In II be
iw. pu Colorado Springs and Santa j
I*"#*. Nc.v .Mexico, via. Raton pin*- for
lih” benefit of the thousands of ex- j
i position visitors who will desire to i
.witness the scenic splendors of Hu-j
ton Pass, the t’luiarron canon and j
tin* historic (Miluts of visitation aliout .
|Tn on and Santa Fe
Two auto parties in Stan!* \ Si cm in- '
jers recently passed through Raton J
'over the proiiosed route to IllVfStl
.gate road conditions aud lo secure
'data favoring the ImiKirtnnt under-j
j taking.
The recent agreement with the;
iSHiita Fe is believed lo he the r**sull
jof the r«*|M»rt uinch* by the inweiigat
jing party. Wlinl such an innovation
In tourist traffic will mean for Ha
tton can not readily lie esimiatcd.
J The Stanley company is famous
for tlie many mountainous routes
which it linn established. I Kith
throughout Hie cast and the Rocky
Mountain region.
The proposed Colorado Springs-
Santa Fe route, passing Hiroiigh I’tie
hlo. Ttiiiidad, Raton itiid Santa Fe.
i.\ way of the Cimarron Canon. Taos
•Pass and Taos, will undoubtedly lie
'one of tho inviting side trips offered
*|,y the Santa Fe, standing only sec
ond to Hie Brand (’anon of Hie Colo
rado The exliil halting mountain
|r limbs, the* magnificent panoramas
• from tho backbone of the Raton
Range and Taos Pass, the grandeur
;.,r Cimarron Canon and the Palisad
es. and. above all. the historic spots
!!of Interest In and about Taos and
(the ancient capital, will combine to
make the two days' trip by autotnn
i idle* one not to lie passed up, even by
tlie most fastidious stickler for ease
land comfort. In traveling.
• Tho opening of such an automo
bile service bv the Stanley Steamer
company will bring thousands of
tourists to Raton who would other
jwisc only get a glimpse of our fair
' little mountain city through a car
I window.
!affairs during the* next two years,
jwo deplore any agitation looking
toward the division of any of the,
leonties. Such division means nd*|
Ided expense to Hie taxpayers and no
inaterial benefits.
1 The people of Aguilar and the Apf-
Isliapa valley* however have organ
| ix.ed a campaign to wage a fight be
fore the next general assembly for
la new county ol which Aguilar ahull
be'the county seat. They propose to
j divide Las Animas in half length
wise and take in a small portion of
1 Huerfano county. Committees of
'.citizens arc* now at work raising
; hinds to carry on Hi** fight for tin*
n»*w county.
Ixilidoii, Di'i'. ID. Tlu* iluli'Kulcii uf
Bulgaria. Servla, Montenegro ami
Urooco assembled today in flic |*l«- 1-
ua> Rail cry of St. James paint c to
meet the Turkish delegate* in the
momentous eopference which U to
hettlo the t|tiegtlou whether there In
to he peace or a continuation of tie
war In the Balkans.
The plenipotentiaries were wel
comed by Sir Kdxvnrd CJrey, the Itrit
ish foreign minister. Ills address
was brief but full of sympathy and
good wis'hcH for the Kilt cess of the
•il Majesty, tin King, tlesiie. me
to convey to you hie weleotie- ami to
express his best .vision for the suc
cessor your labor*,” said Sir I’dward.
“It Is my agreeable duty to wel
onie Voll oil behalf of Ills Majesty’s
KO\ernnieiit and to r.uy with what
pleasure your presence Is regarded In
this country His Majesty*. the King,
In lug aiixloo to faeilltate your task
in e.ery way. has placed these looms
In St. JaiiieK palace at your disposal.
I trust you will find them suitable
and at the haute tint. 1 assure you
thul Mis Majesty's government will
do nil in llx powet to promote your
I conference.
I Thi* chief of cm Ii delegation cor
■Hall* ark now (edged the welcome and
the sentiments expressed by Sir Kd
ward Grey, who wa- unanimously
• lrei« d to the honorary presidency of
the conference.
The plenipotentiary ' set about toj
the task of arranging the i|iicg|lons of
the chulrmnnshlp of the procedure ,
the language, etc., of the conference,
j The Turkish pleiilpoient :arl«*H were
the first to arrive They ware fol
'owed ul brief Intel vals by the Ser
vians. .Montenegrin'' and Bulgarians
All th<*sc arrived in pleblan taxicabs,
the Greeks alone rising to the le.cl of
i private automobile. %
The ueKotlutors sat for only an
hour and ii half nnd then adojurned
for lunch which was served In n
room adjoining the conference clinm- j
1 The delegates of the llulkati states,;
I Im fore entering the conference cham
ber. declared that within this Week
[Turkey will find away to surrender
\drlanople or the war will be re
unied. They believe that Turkey
[v. 11l yield unless she 1* Impelled to
(Continued on page two.)
Kl I’aso, Texas. Dec. Id. Itcbels
today again cut the Mexico North
western railway below Juarez, shut
ting off all communication with the
Casa-. Claudes district A cattle train
destined for Kl Pnso over the Ameri
can owned road was commandored.
Kx-liiMurrecto trops under General
Jose Blanco should arrive today at
Chocolate Pass, held by the major
portion of the rebel army. The pass
is southeast, of (’nsas Grande* ami the
most strategic point in the district.
Blanco has orders to dislodge the reb
els and a sharp fight I* expected.
Denver, Colo., Dec. Id. Fines ag
gregating $2711,000 for violation of
the federal Interstate law relative to
free transportation and the Issuance
of passes have been riled against the
Colorado & Southern system, (engin
eers* and other employes have been
called to book for remaining at work
for periods longer than the general
law that provides that they must
not lx? In continuous service for more
than Id hours. In the mutter of
passes , secret service agents of the
government been red evidence Ithut
railroads have been In the habit of
evading the law prohibiting tin* Issu
ance of pusses to other than actual
! employees.
! Several engineers have been served
with summons to uppour beforo tin*
federal Judge here and explain why
■ they ate not liable to the fine of ♦ ■‘•On
that Is Imposed upon an employee
who remains at work over Id hours.
“But what shall we do," one en-
Igineer asked his superintendent, "if
we are out on the road, on the main
line, where ..crimps there is a pas
senger train due in n few minutesV
We should stay on the engine and try
Judge Robert II lloss sitting In
the county court Ills morning grant
ed a continuance of all the gambling
• uses until ten o’clock tomorrow
morn lii g. A mot ion for continu
ance was made by Attornc) It. T
Yeamaii and James McKeough in lie
half of clients they represent ami th<
other defendants in |a*rsou or by
counsel asked Hint the same order
lie made. District Attorney A \\
Mclleudrle was a g recede that the
continuance lie should lie granted
It is probable that the saloon men
and other persona charged with
gambling and keeping gambling dc
' icos will enter court tomorrow*
morning prepared to withdraw their
pleas of not guilty entered on October
It ami Ciller pleas of guilt), tlßls
throwing thcuuMdvrtf ii|sm the dis
cretion of the court. It wn* to per
mil tin* attorne>H a further eounnl
tatlon with their clients that lie eiiu-
Inuance was made.
Before the hour of opening court
this morning there was a wild scram
Ide iif gamblers ,iod gamblers' attor
ney* to tile lifllre of District At tor
ney Mellemlrle for the purisis** of
effecting soim* -•ort of a compromise,
but the district attorney was un
yielding and delivered Ills ultima
tum. The defendants through cotin"
*• I expressed a desire to enter pleas
of guilty to tin* « barges, but those
against whom more than one infor
mation Is on file asked that they b*
granted permission to ph-nd guilt v
on one charge and have the other
charges wiped off the slate. The
district attorney assured them that
lie would not consent to this nr-
Iru ngemriii ami declared that each
|ant! ever) separate count must **aml
. Tills will leave a number of the de
fendants amenable. In the dlacre-
1 1 ion of the court, to a flue on each
[separate charge, jf the defendants
plead guilty.
1' There are ninety* three nines on
the docket in the county court Tin
informations were filed the latter
|part of September and the first part
of Octidicr The majority of the In
■ dieted men have counsel to represent
I them, a few have not All will ap
pear in court tomorrow morning.
New York. Dec. |#».- Jumping a
whole point between sales oil excited
bidding. Beading quotations on the
stock exchange touched Mil. soon al
ter the first receipt of news from
Washington of the Supreme court de
cision In the hard coal cases. The
stock had been weak In the morn
ing, declining points to laX \ Its
record oft»& points from the low rec
ord of the morning was almost in
stantaneous and the advance pulled
up the remainder of the list, largely
wiping out the early* decline*-
Much of the selling lit the early
trading was attributed tc out of town
points. Boston and the middle west
wero especially prominent In the
to gei oilr train out of the way D*»
they want u» to Jump from the cab
at any time or place, immediately
upon the expiration of the H» hours.*
Do you mean that wo are to adhere
to the letter of this law Irrespective
of anything?” •
"Yes, I mean ail that and what’s
more, all of this Is up lo men that
nro in the service." r< plied the super
A veteran employe tolls an Inter
esting story of what has been goiug
on In the past two weeks.
•‘For the last tw*o weeks we have
not known where we stood,” said lie
“Jut't think of an engineer being
hauled up before a I’nited States dis
trict Judge upon evidence taken from
(lie sheets of the company, and fined
or at least that is what tko sum
j inoiis reads s'*oo for remaining on
■his engine out on the mam line On.
or two of the hoys who were Just
minutes over the limit, and remained
on their engines until relieved, were
haub»d up and fined.
"Wo have absolutely no encourage-
(Continued on page two.)

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