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I TWALDEN - • • - COLORADO COLORADO NEWS Mrs. Maude Ballington Booth aud her sister, Mrs. Barclay, visited the penitentiary at Canon City on the 3d inst. The total net assessed valuation ol Pueblo county for 1909 is >26,740,- 989.01. The' valuation for 1908 was 926.523.639. One thousand laboring men expect to leave Colorado Springs in a special train September 6th to attend the La bor day celebration at Pueblo. During the first week in this month the Cripple Creek drainage tunnel was advanced 119 feet, making the full dis tance from portal to heading 10,374 feet. W. E. Goddard, 73 years old, and a prominent pioneer of Montrose county died at Montrose on the 3rd inst., as the result of injuries sustained in a runaway. The comptroller of the currency has approved the conversion of the Farm ers* State Bank of Center, Colo., into the First National Bank of Center, with >30,000 capital. The Arkansas Valley Fair will open at Rtcky Ford August 31st and con tinue through the first three days of September. Watermelon day will be celebiated September 2d. The compression house at the Cal liope mine, three and one-half miles from Ouray, burned on the night of August 3d, and although a few thou sand dollars will cover the actual money loss, enforced suspension of work in the mine and in the drainage tunnel will entail extensive losses. Charles Hull will have to spend from three to four years in the peni tentiary for stealing >1.37. He pleaded guilty in the West Side court at Den ver to a charge of burglary. He broke Into the home of Judge O. B. Liddell, August 6th, and stole a pocketbook be longing to Margaret Brothe. The famous Elberta peaches from the Grand Valley will be served on the presidential table at Beverly, Mass. President C. E. Cherington of the Grand Junction chamber of com merce recently received an order from Thomas F. Walsh to ship a box of El berta peaches to Mrs. William H. Taft. While Ernest Holmes, aged 12, son of George Holmes, was hunting rab bits near Montrose with his brother Arthur, aged 14, the latter accidental ly-shot his brother Ernest in the leg, cutting an artery. Ernest lost sc much blood that he died a few hours later. According to a decision by Judge Cmvender in the District Court at Leadvllle, a sheriff is entitled to mile age for each prisoner taken to the btate Industrial School at Golden, al though he may take more than one prisoner at a time, but «n such cases the officer is entitled to but one mitti mus fee for the lot. A destructive fire occurred at Hart man, Prowers county, on the night of the 6th inst., entailing a loss of nearly >15,000. The fire started in a one-story stone building occupied jointly by I. H. Johnson’s grocery store, and Appel Brothers’ clothing store, and before assistance could arrive both stocks were reduced to a mass of debris. The directors of the Conejos Co- Operative Mills Manufacturing Com pany met at Conejos a few days since and voted to build a mill in Antonitc to replace the old mill which burned at Conejos June 26. The company has its water plant at Conejos and will operate the new mill by electricity, as it has the contract to furnish Antonito with electricity. The sale of 11,352.41 acres of dry land in Weld county from the estate of an Illinois man to W. L. Cornett of Denver is reported. The considera tion was >BO,OOO, and the land id fif teen miles east of Greeley. It is un derstood that steps have been taken preliminary to irrigating this land, and it is expected to be the home of a large colony of Illinois people in the next five years. Seven persons were seriously hurt and a large number of others sus tained bruises in the wreck of the Missouri Pacific passenger train No. 2, one mile east of Avondale, Pueblo county, on the The smoking car and chair car were overturned and every car left the rails. lJoyd Brown of Ordway had an arm broken and OlUe Moore and Ellen Hammers ley of Pueblo received bad bruises. Showing what advances have been made in the treatment of cancerous diseases, George H. Stover, an X-ray expert, with offices at 1443 Glenarm street, has Just returned to Denver from Boston, where no lets than thir ty cancerous sores, caused uj pro longed exposure to X rays, which threatened death, were cured by Dr. Charles Allen Porter, an old-time friend of Dr. Stover. When he left Denver a month ago. Dr. Stover had given up all hope of ever seeing a well day again. The operation of cauteriz ing the sores and the placing well flesh over them, last three hours. The akin was taken from the arms of Mends. The first national convention of the insurance commissioners of the United States ever held in the West will meet in Colorado Springs, August 24th to 27th. More than 500 commis sioners and deputies are expected to attend. This will be the fortieth an maal convention of the commissioners CONDENSATION OF FRESH NEWS THE LATEST IMPORTANT DIE. PATCHES PUT INTO SHORT, CRISP PARAGRAPHS. STORY OFJHE WEEK •HOWINQ THI PROGRESS OP ■VENTS IN OUR OWN AND FOREIGN LANDS. WESTERN NEWS. Winona, Minn., is fighting an epi demic of Infantile paralysis, which at tacks children between the ages of 6 months and 10 years, and, where it does not kill, leaves the victims help less cripples. Advices received at the head quarters of the Texas Cattle Raisers’ Association at Fort Worth say that cattle are dying by scores around Mid land as the result of a peculiar epi demic. Oklahoma has been added to the list of Western states in which any varia tion from tariff rates on fire insurance is made a misdemeanor. Similar laws have been passed this year in Kansas and Texas. From noon, August 6th, to midnight, when the weekly close season com menced, 1,739,000 sockeye salmon were taken from traps and by seiners and landed at the, canneries of Belling ham, Blaine, Anacortes in Washington and the lower Frazer. At Cheyenne on the 7th Inst, the Jury in the case of John (Posey) Ryan, charged with killing his wife, returned a ▼erdict of'murder in the second de cree, the penalty for which may be from twenty years to life imprison ment. Recent rains in Texas have changed the situation regarding cotton materi ally and it is now believed the yield will be considerably larger than had been expected. Cotton had about ceased growing and the outlook was the most discouraging in many years. Isadore Selig of Myrtle Creek, Ore., drew number one in the great land drawing for the Coeur d’Alene reser vation on the 9th inst. John Hedmark. Spokane; Charles T. Cornwell, Spo kane; Herman Neubauer, South Ta coma, Wash., were second, third and fourth, respectively. In the United States District Court at Denver on the 9th inst. Federal Judge Robert E. Lewis refused to is sue the temporary injunction sought by George J. Kindel against the Rock Island, Colorado & Southern and Santa Fe railroads, to prevent a raise of freight rates to Galveston. The army transport Buford sailed from Seattle on the sth inst. for the Philippines with the Third infantry, 800 enlisted men and fifty-one officers. Col. T. C. Woodbury commanding. The Buford will bring back the Twenty fifth infantry, colored. One battalion will go to Fort Lawton and two to Fort Wright. The army transport Sheridan sailed from San Francisco August sth for Honolulu and Manila with the One Hundred and Fifth and One Hundred and Fifty-ninth companies of coast ar tillery for Honolulu, the One Hundred and Forty-sixth company for the Phil ippines and over 200 marines for insu lar stations. Game Warden Nowlin of Wyoming appointed Mrs. F. W. Geddes of Cen tennial to be assistant game warden. This is the first time in the history of the state that a woman has been ap pointed to the position. Mrs. Geddes is the wife of a member of the state legislature. She is an experienced horsewoman and a lover of out-of-door sports. GENERAL NEWS. The New York public service com mission has refused to grant the appli cation of several women’s reform leagues for women's cars in the sub way. Nicholas Longworth, ex-President Roosevelt’s son-in-law, is looming up as a formidable candidate for the gov ernorship of Ohio. Fire which swept away twenty resi dences in South Chicago on the morn ing of the 10th inst. burned six per sons to death. A majority of the vic tims were Poles, who lived in small, crowded tenements. On account of the unfavorable criti cism aroused by the system of exempt ing rich men from the military service upon the payment of >3OO, King Al fonso has Issued a decree abolishing a money indemnily in lieu of service. Joy riders who use automobiles without the owners’ consent, are lia ble to >IOO fine or ten days in jail un der Connecticut's new automobile law. The penalty for operating a car while intoxicated is increased to >SOO, or one year's imprisonment. Not since the boom times of 1906-7 have orders been so great or the force of men so large as at present with the Westinghouse Electric & Manufactur ing company at Pittsburg. New busi ness for July amounted to >3,000,000 or at the rate of >35,000,000 for the year. Colonel Roosevelt and Kermit, ac companied by Edmund Heller, the zoologist of the Roosevelt expedition; E. J. Cunninghame, the British field naturalist, and Leslie A. Tariton of Nairobi, left Naivasha on the 9th inst. for Nyeri, a government station la the northwest af Kenia province. The newly established diamond mo nopoly of the Imperial government in Southwest Africa explains the recent rise in the price of diamonds by the statement that the '‘sudden prosperity in America makes Americans willing to pay more/' An spple crop In the United States slightly in excess of that of a year ago, and 50 per cent, larger in Canada, is the estimate made by Secretary Rothwell before the International Ap ple Shippers’ Association at Buffalo. The quality of the crop is rated poor to-good. Charging that the city magistrates* courts of Manhattan are breeding places for anarchy and that the admin istration of justice there is grossly in competent and inadequate, the New York committee of 100 announces that it will make these conditions an issue in the next political campaign. Both houses of the Connecticut leg islature have passed a bill repealing the so-called ’ Blue laws” relating to Sunday observance, which forbid al most every form of recreation and sec ular activity. The laws are relics of enactments by the law-giving body of 1722. Prince Hermann of Saxe-Weimar- Elsanach, the heir presumptive to the grand duchy of Weimar, has re nounced the succession of himself or his heirs, if any, to the throne of the grand duchy or its property. This ac tion is in consequence of the prince's extravagance. Judge Watts Parker In the Circuit Court at Lexington, Ky., has declared the election for city officers held in 1907 null and void on the ground of fraud and corrupt methods. The ef fect of the decision is to oust Mayor Skain and three other officials, all Democrats, from office. Orville Wright, before leaving for Europe, said, in effect, that either he or his brother, Wilbur, barring mis haps, could fly a thousand miles. He said that their perfected machine could carry fuel enough to last twen ty-five hours, which would enable it to travel 1,000 miles if a forty-mile speed was maintained. The second American Esperanto Congress was opened at Chautauqua, N. ¥., on the 9th inst. The address of welcome was made by Frank Chapin Bray, managing editor of the Chautauqua. Letters expressing inter est in the movement were read from Leland Stanford University and from the state superintendents of Colorado and Utah. Advices received at Tromsoe, Nor way, from Spitzbergen, where the Wal ter Wellman polar expedition is being prepared for an attempt to reach the north pole, say the repairs to the air ship shed, which w*as badly damaged by a storm last June, have been com pleted and that a gas apparatus has been installed. Mr. Wellman began the inflation of the balloon July 31sL The semi-annual report of the in surance department of the Knights ot Pythias show a heavy mortality among the old members who have not transferred to the new adequate rate class. The latter class ,with 56,962 members, had forty-seven death claims for >84,300 during June while the old fourth class, with only 14,972 members, had forty-two death claims for >82,500. NEWS FROM WASHINGTON. The new issue of Lincoln pennies will continue in circulation, despite the criticism that the initials of the designer appear rather conspicuously on the coins. President Taft of the United States and President Diaz of Mexico are to meet at El Paso, Texas, October 18th. This programme has been arranged as a result of correspondence between the United States and Mexico. The Wyoming delegation has recom mended the appointment of Homer Merrill of Rawlins as supervisor to take the census in Wyoming. Merrill was supervisor for Wyoming when the tenth and eleventh censuses were taken. Acting Secretary of the Interior Wil son has designated 1,658,640 acres more of land located in the north western part of Montana along the Missouri river near Fort Benton, as coming within the enlarged homestead act. This makes 25,466,200 acres thus designated in Montana. Secretary of the Treasury McVeagh is said to contemplate re-designing the paper currency of the country. His idea is to put the same portrait on all notes of the same denomina tion, and he also believes that the de signs should be so distinctive that no confusion could occur. He thinks that the present size of the paper money could be reduced about one-quarter, conforming in size to the French pa per money. Owing to the existence among *heep in Wyoming of a contagious, communi cable disease known as lip and leg disease, the secretary of agriculture has declared a quarantine effective August 12th of all the counties in Wy oming except those on the southern border line, prohibiting the interstate transportation, movement or trailing or driving of sheep from the quaran tined area except under rigid restric tions and inspection by the bureau of animal industry. The tariff bill was passed by the Senate Thursday, the sth inst., after having already been passed by the House, and was immediately signed by President Taft. All records for manufacturers’ ma terial imported into the United States were broken during the fiscal year 19C9, according to the bureau of sta tistics. Raw wool, raw cotton, raw silk, fibers, hides and skins, India rub ber, tobacco, tin, copper, lumber and certain articles included under the general group "chemicals, drugs and dyes," are the principal articles im ported for manufacturing. CONGRESS OF IRRIGATIONISTS SECRETARY OF THE WATERWAYS COMMISSION SOUNDS PRAISES OF JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER. PINCHOT IS APPLAUDED HE UPHOLDS ROOSEVELT POLICY AND SHARPLY ARRAIGNS WATER TRUST. Spokane, Wash. —John D. Rockefel ler as a philanthropist and as an ex ample for the nation to copy was held up to the kindly consideration of the National Irrigation Congress Tuesday afternoon with the advice that the life of the oil magnate be studied as a business ideal. The newest exponent of Rockefeller was Dr. W. J. McGee, secretary of the Inland Waterways Commission, of Washington, D. C. Dr. McGee frankly said he admired John D. Rockefeller. He said that though much sneered at, the president of the Standard Oil is a man among millions and yet, though billionaire he be, there is no reason why a million other men cannot be as successful as he. Dr. McGee was speaking of water as a thing which in value to the human race in proportion to all other necessi ties is as 100 to 1. He urged the con servation of water along three lines — power, irrigation and transportation. "And yet,” said he. "with water thus valuable and necessary to the human race, John D. Rockefeller charges less for a gallon of oil after It has passed through many processes than a spring water concern does for a gallon of mineral water that not been treated in any way. ”1 regard Rockefeller as at once a generous public benefactor and a wise and careful business man. He has had all the opportunity in the world to exact an exorbitant toll from the public and yet he charges less for oil than is paid every day for common water. "Frankly I admire the man and I say the United States government could do no better than to profit by the example of a business man so astute and who so well conserves na tional resources." However, this portion of Dr. Mc- Gee’s speech did not elicit the ap plause that followed his address In general concerning the conservation of natural energy. Gifford Pinchot, chief forester of the United States, caused perhaps the chief sensation of the day, beginning with a five minutes’ ovation given him when he took the rostrum and ended with a simultaneous ovation and “three cheers and a tiger” when he ended. He took occasion to denounce the activities of the water power trust which, he said, though still in its in ception, bids fair to overshadow* all other trusts. He charged that the irrigation con gress is being made the tool of cor porate interests whose agents are be ing made members of important com mittees for the purpose of domineer ing the activities of the congress. "And,” said he, "I believe I could point out one genial and urbane gen tleman, an attorney for the interests, who is here now*.” Pinchot spoke in part as follows: “The first thing we need In this country as President Roosevelt so well set forth in that great message which told what he had been trying to do for the American people, is equality of op portunity for every citizen. No man should have less, and no man ought to ask for any more. "The great oppressive trusts exist because of subservient lawmakers and adroit legal constructions. “There could be no better illustra tion of the eager, rapid, unwearied ab sorption by capital of the rights which belong to all the people than the water power trust, not yet formed, but in rapid process of formation. This statement is true, but not unchal lenged. We are met at every turn by the indignant denial of the water pow er interests. They tell us that there is no community of interest among them, and vet they appear year after year at these congresses by their paid attorneys, asking for your influence to help them remove the few remain ing obstacles to their perpetual and complete absorption of the remaining water powers.” Tuesday afternoon the commercial bodies of Spokane gave a parade il lustrative of the commercial develop ment of the Northwest. The parade passed a huge reviewing stand occu pied by the delegates. Two other pa rades of similar character will be given before the end of the w*eek. G. A. R. Encampment. Salt Lake. —Colorado claims the largest delegation at this encampment. The roll call shows 863 persons from the Centennial State. So far this claim has not been disputed. Special trains continue to pour their human cargoes into the depots. Flood in Eagle Valley. Denver. —A Glenwood Springs dis paten Tuesday says: One dead, one injured, crops to the value of >50,000 destroyed, horses, cattle and other stock carried away, ditches washed out, 1,500 feet of the Denver & Rio Grande track covered with rocks and debris and all traffic over the road at a standstill, is the result of a cloud burst near Gypsum, twenty-eight miles east of this city, that occurred be tween 8 and 9 o'clock last night. Hilda Gustafson, the 5-year-old daugh ter of Charles Gustafson, foreman of th<*> Doll ranch, was drowned. BIG HENRYLYN CANAL PROJECT ENGINEERS' LEAVE DENVER TO MAKE PERMANENT SURVEYB ON WESTERN SLOPE. LONG TUNNEL PLANNED EXTENSIVE SYSTEM OF CANALS AND RESERVOIRS TO COVER VAST TRACT. Denver. —Officers of the Henrylyn irrigation district, comprising 100,000 acres lying north and northeast of Denver, within a radius of thirty miles of this city, and of the Littleton-Golden district, with 20,000 acres between Golden and Littleton, on Monday sent out a corps of nine engineers in charge of Addison J. McCune, chief engineer, and H. C. Lallier, assistant chief engi neer of the largest district, to make permanent locating surveys for some twenty-three miles of collecting ana diverting ditches along Williams Fork Creek, on the Western Slope, sixty miles west of Denver. The surveying party will leave the Colorado & Southern’s Clear Creek di vision at Empire, and proceed to Jones’ Pass by wagon and burro train. Crossing the divide at an altitude ot 12.500 feet, they will descend the Western Slope to Hagarstown, near the head of Williams Fork, one of the principal upper feeders of the Grand River. There is located the western portal of a tunnel which is to be driven 14,900 feet under Jones Pass, for the purpose of diverting the waters of Williams Fork and tributaries into Bard Creek, known as Upper Clear Creek. By the latter creek it will be conveyed to the big acreages of the districts already formed near this city. The waters of the South Fork, Me* Quary, Steelman and Bobtail creeks, branches of Williams Fork, will be di verted into the tunnel, which will be called the Lee tunnel, at its western portal. The everlasting snows and the summer freshets alike will be utilized to supply the big bore through the hills, which will be seven by nine feet in the clear, and will carry 700 second feet of water, or ample for the pur poses of both, districts. It is to plan rinally the supply ditches that the en gineers have gone otfer the divide on their present trip. The tunnel has al ready been driven \ 200 feet from its eastern portal, which is situated 12 miles above Empire. It is estimated that three years* time will be required to complete the tunnel feature. Not less gigantic and interesting are the Company’s plans at the land end of the project. From the eastern portal the diverted water runs down Clear creek to a point near Denver. There a canal is to be constructed about four miles in length, diverting the waters into the Platt river. Down the Platt they run to a point just above River side cemetery. There the main ditch starts across the country for a distance of 45 miles. It will be 52 feet wide on top, 22 feet on the bottom and 7% feet deep, being constructed to carry 800 second feet if necessary. It empties into Horse creek, reservoir, which cov ers approximately 1,200 acres, and will hold over 29,000 acre feet of water. The Hudson, holding over 8,000 acre feet; the Boot Leg, holding over 7,000 acre feet, and the Lost creek, holding 2.500 acre feet, are othtr reservoirs that will be constructed on Henrvlyn lands as the water is needed. The Henrylyn district was first organized to build out of the Platte river across Box Elder creek, watering lands around Hudson and Keene. New Charter Signed. Grand Junction. —The twenty-one delegates to the convention, which has been engaged for the last sixty days in drafting a charter for the city, Fri day night formally signed tba com pleted document, thus concluding their labors. It will be submitted to vote of the people September 14th. The delegates served without pay and worked in perfect harmony. Their last official act was to, adopt a set of resolutions in honor of ex-Senator James W. Bucklin, chairman of the convention, who took a leading part fn the charter movement. Lightning Strikes Elevator. Denver. —A Lafayette dispatch Sun day night says: The large three-story elevator just completed by the Ixmg mont Elevator Company at this place was struck by lightning last night and almost totally destroyed. While the building was shattered it did not take Tire. 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