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WALDEN .... COLORADO COLORADO ITEMS At an election in Fort Morgan April 24th, $15,000 In bonds were voted for new school buildings, one in town and two in the country. Judge Janies Garrigues at Greeley has approved the petition for issuance of $3,000,000 in bonds by the Henry lyn Irrigation district. M. Craffey has begun the erection in Denver of the largest broom factory west of the Missouri river, represent ing an investment of $30,000. R. K. Ingledow, employed in the Glo rietta shaft of the Vindicator No. 2 mine at Victor, was caught iu a cavein on April 23rd and sustained very se rious injuries. Denver is to try a new preparation to lay the dust and furnish a surface to the macadamized roadways. It is composed of asphalt, petroleum, soap and water. Vernor McKelvey, a ranchman, has begun the construction of a small reservoir to cost SI,OOO on his ranch near Lucerne. The water will be used to irrigate GOO acres of land. Former Adjutant General Bulkeley Wells has been given recognition of his services to the state by being placed on the retired list, with tho rank of brigadier general. A memqrial has been received from the Democrats and citizens of La Plata county by Governor Shafroth, deploring and regretting the failure of the last Legislative Assembly to pass the Democratic platform measures and petitioning him to call an extra ses sion. The executors of the Stratton es tate have turned over to the trustees for the Myron Stratton home about $6,000,000 worth of securities, all of the estate except $500,000, which is re tained in view of the litigation still pending. Tho action thus taken in court means that the Myron Stratton home will soon be built. A site for the home is now being selected. Two appointments have been made and five retirements ordered in high places in the Colorado National Guard. Adjutant General John Chase, with the approval of Governor Shafroth, named Charles B. Carlisle, son of James Carlisle, former state treasurer, to be inspector general, and Dr. T. B. Carmody to be surgeon general. The appointments take effect at once. At Colorado Springs April 26th, the bill of the late Gen. William J. Palmer was admitted to probate on petition of the three daughters. The estate is valued at upward of $5,000,000, so that the three state appraisers provided for by the law recently enacted by the Legislature will shortly appraise the property to fix the state inheritance tax. This will approximate $340,000. Governor Shafroth has signed Sen ate bill 80 by Senator Campbell, de signed to abolish a social evil. The fight over this bill was one of the sharpest of the session. It is said that the men against whom it was aimed and who can now be sentenced as fel ons where before they could only be adjudged vagrants, raised a fund of several thousand dollars to defeat it. Never in the history of northern Colorado was there as much snow in the foothills as now. Irrigationists who have been investigating the depth say streams will run bank-full by early summer, and fill every reservoir in the entire region. In Estes Park and at the headwaters of the Poudre snow ia banke<f five to ten feet deep in the foothills and farther back it is twenty to thirty feet deep. At Greeley April 24th the Weld County Fair Association elected thir teen directors and the stockholder# recommended that Chester Blunt be made president and D. J. March, maa ager. The association will be capital ized at $25,000. The plan is to make the fair an annual event, and to put the asociation on a strictly business basis. This year’s fair will occur Sep tember lst-4th, when the Northern Col orado Circuit race meet is scheduled at Greeley. Governor Shafroth has signed S. B. 217, by Senator Irby, making it obliga tory for railway corporations which have named their general headquar ters in their articles of Incorporation, if filed in Colorado, to keep them here afterward. The bill is intended to pre vent the removal of the general offices of the Colorado & Southern Railroad Company from Denver by the Bur lington, since Its absorption by that road. It is applicable as well to other roads coming under the provisions of the act. Governor Shafroth has signed the Drake-Jones bill allowing the forma tion of drainage districts upon the same plan as irrigation districts. He has also signed the bill to create a Board of Examining Architects, the bill making the Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind an educational in stitution, the bill creating a board of Veterinary Examiners, the bill making the surgeon of the penitentiary an of ficer appointed by the governor, and the bill to facilitate the funding of floating indebtedness of municipali ties. Twenty-live thousand dollars will be offered for prizes by the Chamber of Commerce of Denver and other com mercial bodies for the Colorado Na tional Apple Exhibition to be held In the Auditorium from December 6th to 12th, according to Secretary Clinton L. Oliver of the Colorado State Horti cultural Society. NEWS TO DATE IN PARAGRAPHS CAUGHT FROM THE NETWORK OF WIRES ROUND ABOUT THE WORLD. DURING THE PAST WEEK A RECORD OF IMPORTANT EVENTS CONDENBED FOR BUSY PEOPLE. WESTERN NEWS. A bill prohibiting prize fights in California on Memorial Day has been signed by Governor Gillett. Charles Warren Stoddard, poet, au thor, traveler and lecturer, died April 24th at his residence in Monterey, Cal ifornia, after an illness extending over three months. James B. Finley, captain of the fa mous Chicago board of trade battery in the Civil war, died of heart disease at Danville, 111., April 24th. His rela tives live in Chicago. Six persons were killed, nine per haps fatally hurt, at least fifty less seriously Injured and $1,000,000 worth of property destroyed in a tornado which swept through Cleveland and northern Ohio April 21st. Frank Gotch, champion wrestler of the world, and Freddie Beell, the greatest grappler In the country of his iLches, and almost the equal of Gotch, have agreed to meet in Den ver during the later part of the week beginning May 2nd. At Los Angeles Baron Oppenheim Df Paris said that his visit to the South west possibly would result in his pur chase, for European interests, of thou sands of acres of land in southern Cali fornia and Arizona for colonization purposes. Edward Noonan, a ranch hand near Billings, Mont., died from the effects of drinking a quart of whisky at one draught. Noonan had been left alone In the ranch house when he found the whisky. He soon lapsed into uncon sciousness after drinking the liquor. The Dry Farming Congress will be held at Billings, Mont., October 26th, 27th and 28th, according to the an nouncement of Chairman F. C. Bow man of the board of governors of the congress. The dates are fixed in ac cordance with the recommendation of the Montana board of control. The Waters-Pierce Oil Company, a branch of the Standard Oil Company, paid its enormous fine of nearly $2,- 000,000 to the state of Texjjs April 24th. This is believed to be the larg est fine ever paid by a corporation. The next step is to be a permanent in junction, forbidding the company to do business in the state. The farmers of the Deer Lodge val ley, Mont., have been defeated in their famous smoke case brought In the name of Fred J. Bliss against the Ana conda hnd Washington companies to close down the large smelting plant at Anaconda. Each side will pay its own costs, which are said to aggregate pbout $500,000. GENERAL NEWS. The New York Senate adopted an adverse report on Governor Hughes’ direct nominations measure. This fi nally kills the bill. Edward Paj-son Weston, the pedes trian, who is endeavoring to walk from the Atlantic coast to the Pacific in 100 days, was a little behind schedule time at Lincoln, 111., on account of storms. King Edward sent a personal cable gram to F. J. Jackson, the acting gov ernor of the protectorate, instructing him to meet Theodore Roosevelt upon his arrival at Mombasa and show him every consideration and care. Five thousand dollars is offered by Arthur E. Boas, a wealthy New York thread manufacturer, for information leading to the recovery of his thirteen year-old daughter, Adel, who strangely disappeared in that city April 23rd. At Dublin a few days since, R. E. Walker, who won the 100-yard dash at the Olympic games in London last summer, ran 150 yards in 14 1-5 sec onds and 180 yards in 17 4-5 seconds. Both marks are new world's records. Promoters of Marathon races throughout the country have been ctlled to a meeting to be held in New York for the purpose of adopting rules for such competitions and particularly to create a blank list and establish maximum purse money for the run ners. The seismic disturbances have ceased throughout Portugal. Everyone is greatly impressed with the courage and energy of King Manuel, who, after directing the firemen in Lisbon when the first and most violent shock oc curred on Friday, set out with physi cians and supplies for the districts where the destruction was the great est. Eight people were drowned and sev en others on board had a thrilling es cape when the towboat Eagle of the Louisiana Petroleum Company went down April 25th In the Mississippi riv er about forty miles south of New Or leans. | For the first time in ten years war ; slips of Japan entered a Pacific coast port--*! the United States, when the WulMfra Boya and Abo, comprising the Japanese training squadron, command ' ed by Rear Admiral H. Ijichi, steamed 1 into San Pedro. Calif., Sunday. George heavens Lilley, governor of Connecticut, died at the executive mansion in Hartford, April 21st, aftei fighting disease four weeks. Wilbur Wright, the American aero pianist, made three successful flights In his aeroplane at Rome April 21st. He had a passenger each time. Theodore Roosevelt cubled to Mon basa that he had changed his original plan of not stopping at that place and announcing his acceptance of the Invi tation extended to him by the Momba sa club to attend a dinner. Heirs of “Uncle" Jonathan Dean of Petersburg, Indiana, who In 1870 died and left his 520-acre farm to bo oper ated for the benefit of all widows within a radius of eight miles, will try to break the will, now that productive oil wells have been bored on the land. The March official report of the Con solidated mines, the biggest In Nevada, shows that the total tonnage treated was 19,503. The net profits of tho company for March were $964,328.96, a total equalled by no other mining cor poration of Its kind in the entlrs world. Tho will of the late George C. Thomas of Philadelphia, just been made public, disposes of an estate val ued at $10,000,000. IL gives each of his three sons and a daughter a mil lion each and devises most of the re mainder to his widow, including his priceless gallery of paintings. Florida on the 23rd inst. took a long step toward stato-wlde prohibition when the House by a vote of fifty three to sixteen adopted the McMullen joint resolution providing for submis sion to vote of the people of a consti tutional amendment prohibiting the sale, exchange and barter of all intox icating liquors and beverages. An armed band headed by leaders of the Young Turks’ army, entered the palace at Constantinople late on the night of April 25th and. overpowering the Sultan’s bodyguard of Fusiliers, seized Abdul Hamid and hurried him from the palace. Mohammed Rechad Effendi, the heir apparent, was at once j proclaimed Sultan and installed on the throne. A tabulation at the rate of interest | earned on the mean invested funds of ihe life insurance companies last year J showed an average of 4.77 as against j 4.80 in 1907. Eleven companies earned | over five per cent., and two-thirds of I the leading companies earned over 4.75, while the requirements of their 1 reserves ranged between three and j three and a half per cent. Governor Wilson of Kentucky haa granted pardons to former Governor W. S. Taylor and former Secretary of j State Charles Finley, both refugees in Indiana, charged with complicity In the murder of William Goebel in 1900. Pardons also were granted to John Powers, brother of Caleb Powers, who is believed to be in Honduras; to Hoi- 1 land Whittaker, John Davis and Zach. Steele, under indictment and who did not flee from the state. A London dispatch of the 23d says: Some of the most eminent psysicians ' of England have agreed to a test of , what the discoverer, William Doig, claims to be a cure for tuberculosis. It 1 has been decided to take six consurap- 1 tives from London hospitals and allow Mr. Doig to treat them under the clos* 1 est observation. The Doig treatment consists of drawing the diseased pus from the lungs to the surface by means of chemical heat. NEWS FROM WASHINGTON. Harvey W. Scott of Portland, Ore., ' who was tendered the ambassadorship to Mexico, lias declined the office. The Senate Committee on Philip pines has named Senators Beveridge, Heyburn and Johnston of Alabama, as a sub-committee to frame a tariff bill for the Philippine Islands. Former United States Senator Wil liam A. Stewart of Nevada died at the Georgetown hospital here Friday fol lowing an operation. He had been at the hospital since March 30th. The body of William M. Stewart, former United States senator from Ne vada, who died in Washington, has been cremated, in accordance with a wish expressed just before his death. The ashes will be sealed In an urn and as soon as Mrs. Stewart recovers from an illness, they will be taken to Nevada for interment. An important series of rates haa been filed with the Interstate Com merce Commission affecting west bound traffic to Pacific coast term inals. The rates, which are to become effective June sth, make an average reduction of 10 cents per hundred pounds on all commodity tariffs from the Atlantic seaboard to the Pacific coast. Senator Borah has introduced a bill for the protection of railway employes: and travelers, making it unlawful to run any passenger, mall or express train of less than three cars with a: crew of less than an engineer, fireman, J conductor, baggageman and flagman,! or train of over three cars with less than an engineer, fireman conductor, baggageman, flagman and brakeman. While conditions in the Near East continue alarming and unsettled, the State Department has been assured by Great Britain that her ships on the scene are adequate to protect Amerl- j cans as well as English subjects. I Mr. Overman of North Carolina has offered an amendment to the tariff bill in the Senate In which he proposed to place a head tax of sl2 on each lm-1 migrant coming Into the United States. "It means not only revenue for the treasury,” he said, “but also a 3elect class of Immigrants and there : fore It protects labor." • CASH READY FOR FRUIT BELT ROAD A NEW PRIVATELY OWNED TWELVE-MILE LINE IN DELTA COUNTY. CONNECTWITHD.&R.G. RICH FRUIT AND ALALFA LAND AND FINE, FREE CATTLE RANGES. Denver. —Enough of the necessary finds to insure the building of the proposed privately owned railroad from Saxton, on the Denver & Rio Grande, through the fruit and agricul tural land lu the Surface creek valley of Delta county, among the very rich est in the world, have been raised to warrant the beginning of work, and the road will be built in time to handle the crops of 1909, says The Republi can Tuesday morning. The total estimated cost of the new railroad, which will be twelve miles long, and has be cm in the financing stage for several months, is $135,000. Of this amount, an even SIOO,OOO raised in Denver and the East, is in hand, and is available for immediate work. The new railway will be known as the Fruit Belt railway, the company having been incorporated one month ago, with Joe Hogrefe, a banker at Cedar Edge, along the proposed route, as president; E. T. Hubbard, a prom inent land owner and farmer of Delta, ns vice president, and S. T. Baird of Delta, secretary-treasurer. Messrs. Hubbard and Baird were in Denver yesterday and announced that their project has reached the stage where where it is a certainty. The point where the Fruit Belt rail road will connect with the Denver & Rio Grande at Saxton, is 381 miles west of Denver, on the North Fork branch, running from Delta to Somer set. The fruit has not been harmed a particle by frost in the Surface creek district, this year, according to Hub bard, and is good for an even thousand cars of freight this fall, for the most past peaches and apples. The average value per car will be from $630 to $650, making the crop worth about $650,000. Also there are 6,500 acres of finest al falfa on Surface creek, and the free ranges for cattle feeding are account ed among the finest in the world. The feasibility of the new road is in dicated by the fact that no grade will be over 1H per cent. The altitude ranges from 4,800 feet, where Surface, or Tongue, creek empties into the Gun nison river, to xO.OOO on the Grand .Mesa, affording every variety of cli matic change. The average altitude of the choice fruit land is 5,500 feet. For scenic advantages the section is a claimant to the disputed title, ‘‘The Switzerland of America.’’ There are twenty-seven large lakes and innumer able smaller ones on tbe Grand Mesa, and the fishing is described as “the best any place.” Vice President Hubbard of the new road has been in charge of the fruit exhibits at the Pueblo and Denver fairs for the past several years, and has walked away with first prizes on several occasions. He is sanguine in the belief that for fruit, cattle, pota toes and sugar beets the Surface creek district is without a peer on earth. The coal resources are vast, so far the do mestic fields being the only ones de veloped. The building of the railroad will make accessible the steam coal teds, which will no doubt furnish large traffic in time. The popularity of the railroad is at tested by the fact that rights of way for the entire distance, with two ex ceptions, were given by the farmers along the route. It is the expectation that enough tonnage will be developed to tax not only the new line but the connecting division of the Denver & Rio Grande as well. Former Treasurer Arrested. Denver.—An Aspen dispatch of April 26th says: William H. Me- Nichols, ex-treasurer of Pitkin county, who was arrested Saturday by Sheriff Everett, charged with embezzling $333.60, w r as taken before a justice and bound over until this morning un der bond of S4OO. This morning he appeared in court and was granted a continuance until this afternoon, when he appeared, waived examination and was bound over to the May term of District Court in SSOO bonds, which he furnished this evening. McNichols was recently appointed to a position at the state reformatory at Buena Vista and had shipped his household goods there, intending to leave with his family Saturday even ing. His wife, child and mother-in law left for Buena Vista Sunday even -1 ing and he is still in town When ex perts examined the treasurer’s book last fall they found a shortage amount ing to between $3,000 and $4,000. Mr. McNichols settled this by paying the amount to the new county treasurer. The bill regulating the practice of veterinary surgery has been signed by Governor Shafroth. Veterinary i surgeons must hereafter pass examina- I tlons given by a state board, or bear I the certificate of some recognized vet erinary college, before they can prac tice in the state of Colorado. I At a special election April 20th Hugo * voted for incorporation by a majority of 61. Hugo will be the first and only incorporated town in Lincoln county I since its organization, twenty years ago. WHAT COLORS SHALL I USE? This Question la Important in Painting a House or Other Building. A proper color scheme is extremely important in painting a house. It makes all the difference between a really attractive home and one at which you wouldn’t take a second glance. And it makes a big difference in the price the property will bring on the market. As to the exterior, a good deal de pends upon the size and architecture of the house, and upon its surround ings. For a good interior effect you must consider the size of the rooms, the light, etc. You can avoid disappointment by studying the books of color schemes for both exterior and interior painting, which can be had free by writing Na tional Lead Company, 1902 Trinity Building, New York, and asking for Houseowner’s Painting Outfit No. 49. The outfit also Includes specifications, and a simple instrument for testing the purity of pa«nt materials. Pure White Lead which will stand the test in this outfit will stand the weather test. National Lead Company’s fa mous Dutch Boy Painter trademark on the keg is a guarantee of that kind of white lead. ANOTHER BORING QUESTION. “I say, pa, is a man from Poland called a Pole?" “Yes, my son.” “Then, pa, why isn’t a man from Holland called a Hole?" COUNTRY IN MOVEMENT. Meeting of National Association for Btudy and Prevention of Tuberculo sis Will Be Largely Attended. The fifth annual meeting of the Na tional Association for the Study and Prevention of Tuberculosis will be held in Washington, D. C., at the New Willard hotel, on May 13, 14 and 15. Owing to the present interest in the campaign against tuberculosis, the meeting will be of unusual- interest and importance. The membership of the national association now numbers nearly 2,000, and is distributed in al most every state in the United States. The national association has also a considerable membership in Canada, Cuba, Porto Rico, Philippine islands, and in several of the European coun tries. Ex-President Roosevelt and Dr. William Osier are honorary vice presidents of the national association. Dr. Vincent Y. Bowditch of Boston is the president; Mr. Homer Folks of New York city, and Dr. Charles L. Minor of Asheville, N. C., are the vice presidents; Gen. George M. Sternberg of Washington, D. C., is treasurer; Dr. Henry Barton Jacobs of Baltimore, is secretary, and Dr. Livingston Farrand of New York is the executive secre tary of the association. The Reverend and the Irreverent. Bishop Doane of Albany, N. Y., who wears a shovel hat and leggings and is accused of signing himself “William of Albany,” was a guest at dinner where the irreverent Dr. Hosmer was also dining. They sat down. “I suppose,” said the bishop, “that I shall ask grace.” “But why, my dear bishop,” inter posed Hosmer; “why talk shop at the table?” —Saturday Evening Post. Impending Strife. “I want to buy a clarionet,” said the man with a steely look in his eye. “Ah,” said the dealer in musical wares, “here is a perfect instrument, absolutely true in tone." “I don’t want it. I want one that’ll produce nothing but blue notes. There’s a man next door who is studying the trombone. I’m going to play the clai> lonet in self-defense.” FOOD FACTS What an M. D. Learned. A prominent Georgia physician went through a food experience which he makes public: “It was ray own experience that first led me to advocate Grape-Nuts food and I also know, from having pre i scribed it to convalescents and other weak patients, that the food is a won derful builder and restorer of nerve and brain tissue, as well as muscle. It improves the digestion and sick pa tients always gain just as I did In strength and weight very rapidly. “I was in such a low state that I had to give up my work entirely, and went to the mountains of this state, but two months there did not improve me; in fact I was not quitp as well as when I left home. “My food did not sustain me and It became plain that I must change. Then I began to use Grape-Nuts food and in two weeks I could walk a mile without fatigue, and in five weeks returned to my home and practice, taking up hard work again. Since that time I have felt as well and strong as I ever did in my life. “As a physician who seeks to help all sufferers, I consider it a duty to make these facts public.” Trial 10 days on Grape-Nuts, when the regular food does not seem to sus tain the body, will work miracles. “There’s a Reason.” Look In pngs, for the famous little book, “The Road to Wellville.” Ever read the above letterf A aew oae appears from time to time. They are geaalae, tree, aad fall of hwmaa Imtercot. DENVER FACES BUILDING STRIKE OPEN WAR BETWEEN BUILDING CONTRACTORS AND BUILDING TRADES COUNCIL. . WILL IMPORT WORKMEN AGREEMENT BETWEEN GENERAL CONTRACTORS AND BROTH ERHOOD CARPENTERS Denver. —The News Wednesday morning says: All the building con tractors of the city, except the master plasterers, at a meeting last night un animously decided that open war shall be declared at once upon the local Building Trades Council and that ar rangements shall be made to Import men to take the places of such work men affiliated with the council as are now out on strike or shall be called out because of the action taken. The agreement entered into last night between the general contractors and the Brotherhood of Carpenters, by which the Brotherhood refuses to reaf filiate with the Building Trades Coun cil for three years and the contractors refuse to employ Amalgamated car penters unless they withdraw from iho council and join the Carpenters’ Dis trict Council, was ratified by the con tractors. Those present at the meeting admit that the action will precipitate a gen eral stoppage of building in the city until men can be imported to take the place of the members of the Building Trades Council. This action was taken after efforts on the part of the committee of fifteen representing the five commercial bod ies of the city, and Labor Commis sioner Edwin V. Brake to have the matter settled without causing a gen eral tie-up in building throughout the city. The committee of fifteen, after a ses sion of several hours, adopted a reso lution advising that the unions affect ed should at once bring in their na tional officers in an effort to settle the existing troubles and that if this should fail the matter should be sub mitted to the American Civic Federa tion, of which John Mitchell was re cently made the official head. Labor Commissioner Brake spent most of the day in conference with 1 lie representatives of the unions in an ef fort to have the trouble settled by ar bitration under a law enacted by the last Legislature. The representatives of the Brother hood of- Carpenters refused to submit to arbitration having entered into an offensive and defensive alliance with the general contractors in their fight against the Amalgamated carpenters and the Buildings Trades Council, un til it was learned what action was to be taken by the contractors at last night’s meeting. It is agreed by all parties concerned that the action taken last night puts an end to all efforts to have the mat ter settled by arbitration and that the labor war which has been pending for months will be precipitated at once, instead of waiting until May Ist, when the agreement entered into between the Brotherhood Carpenters and the general contractors becomes effective. In addition to ratifying the action of the general contractors in entering into an exclusive contract with the Broth erhood carpenters the contractors gave out the action taken by them last night in the following official statement: “If, through any cause, the Build ing Trades Council should stop work wo will proceed with building if we have to bring in men. “It is the sense of this meeting that where men are already pulled off or will be pulled off by the Trades Council, the contractors of suck men shall order them back to woiw and shall not transfer them to other work. If they fail to return they shall not be hired by other contractors. “Each organization here represented shall designate a man to act as a member of an executive body with a view that all such contractors shall be got together in one organization. “The chairman of this meeting shall appoint a committee of five men to bring in men to take the place of strikers.” Mehmed V. on Turkish Throne. Constantinople.—The reign of Abdul Hamid 11. ended Tuesday with his deposition, and the accession of his brother, Mohammed Reschad Effendi, as Mehmed V. The name is a varia tion of Mahomet, it being considered inappropriate to assume tbo precise name of the prophet. Mehmed V. is the thirty-fifth sovereign of Turkey in male descent of the house of Osman, the founder of the Empire, and the twenty-ninth Sultan since the con quest of Constantinople. The two houses of Parliament ap proved the decree of deposition, which was read by the Sheik ul Islam, chler of the Ulemas and supreme judge on ecclesiastical questions. The docu ment recites that Abdul Hamid’s acts were contrary to the sacred law and sets forth a long list of crimes, the whole making a terrible Indictment. The Assembly chose Reschad as Jjul tan and appointed committees toWo tlfy the dethroned sovereign and bis successor.