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STORIES oF FAMOUS CRIMES By HENRY C. TERRY THE GREAT ENGLEWOOD ROB BERY. ID you ever think how a I burglar, who breaks Into ' your houae regards you7 You play an important part ) In his scheme of things. It Is true, but he hasn't a very high opinion of you, at D least of your lighting abilities. The thieves who broke Into the house of Banker Baldwin, at Englewood, N. J., a few years ago and perpetrated cruel outrages upon every member of the family had no fear of dogs or guns. They did their work with fiendish precision and congratulated them selves that they left no clue. But the teeth marks left on one of the gang by a faithful bull dog who died defending his mistress, proved their undoing. Now let the principal ao tors tell the story. DANNY M'BRIDE'B STORY. In the days when masked burglaries were In vogue, and all the villages within one hundred miles of New York were considered by these spe cial students of the dark lantern and Jimmy as the proper places for them to visit, there was no more desperate gang In the world than that led by Danny Mcßride, who was a sort of a hero among the lower class of cltl sens In the old Second Ward. Danny started out when quite a young fellow as a river pirate, and was just get ting a knowledge of the business when Jerry McAuley, who was after ward converted and founded a mis sion, was In his former glory and had pretty nearly all the ship captains on the river front terrorized. There was not (he police protection at that time that there Is today, and no man's property, or even life, was safe after dark la certain sections of West, South and Front streets. Danny followed thieving on the bay and river front for several years, but the business was not very remunera tive, as most of the stuff which was stolen was disposed of as old Junk. It was about as sufe a line of thie very as there was going, because Danny and his gang, which consisted of Ben Harper, “Simmy" Kelly, “Old Man" Dobbs, Pete Belter and Jack Opp, were such cold-blooded cut throats and careless handlers of the knife and revolver that no one, not even the police, cared about running up against them. Every one of them would kill before he would submit to capture, and as they Invariably went together and had the sympathy of a large number of persons In their bailiwick, it was practically sure death for any one who cared to test their strength. They were known as the greatest collection of rough-and-tumble fight ers, and many a bitter battle did they have single-handed or together with the champions of the Ninth, or American Ward, as It was known at that time. It was the toss of a cent who waß the better man, Abe Hicks, the American, or Danny Mcßride. And, although they had a dozen fights In which all the work was done while they were lying in the street, they always came out about even. The last fight they had, John Morrissey was the referee, and he was In sym pathy with Mcßride. Hicks seemed to be getting a trifle the best of the argument, and Morrissey Interfered. Then on the Morton street pier oc curred one of the bloodiest fights that ever took place in the Ninth Ward. Mcßride went to the hospital covered with wounds and glory, and It was three months before he was able to get out. “That Morrissey fight," said Mc- Bride, "was the worst thing that ever happened to me, for while I was in the hospital the police got in on the gang and landed Dobbs, Kelly and Opp for killing ,or in West street. They got twentjT years each, all be cause I wasn't out to help them. This broke up the old gang, and I could not get good men together for a new one, when I left the hospital, who could be trusted. “It was along about this time that Jeff Reynolds, whose life I saved when Billy Porter was trying to fill him full of lead, came down from Sing Sing after doing a stretch of ten years, and the first thing he did was to hunt me up. I was then under cover for a highway trick on Staten Island, but Jeff knew where to find your uncle. When I found out that the cops had no pipes on me for the Staten Island job I went In with Jeff, Ben Harper, Long Sam Wiley and Spanish Forbes. Forbes was a nigger and as clever a crook as I ever knew. He had a nerve that would carry him through a stone wall. “Jeff got up a scheme to do the towns on the East and Hudson River fronts, and travel in a sloop. I al ways liked the water, and this just suited me. We worked off the tricks in the houses on each side of the riv ers one after the other, so as to throw down the police. All our sail ing was done in the night, and Forbes, who traveled on shore as a beggar, planted the places for us. It was dead easy work, and more like a pic nic than anything else, calling up peo- THE CRIMINAL Tells How He Planned the Deed and Sought to Close Every Avenue of Knowl edge Leading to His Guilt. The Detective Shows How Futile These Efforts Were and How the Old Adage, Murder Will Out,“AlwaysHolds Good.” (Coprrifht by P. L. Nelson pie In the night with masks on and relieving them of their wealth. We had plenty of luck on the Hudson River front and raided over forty houses. The game got so hot that committees went out at night with rifles to hunt for crooks and we pulled off for a while as it never pays to be a target even for a bad hunter. "While laying off I picked up a pa per and read of a swell wedding at Englewood at the house of a man named Baldwin one of the wealthiest ducks in the neighborhood and some fellow had figured up the presents In Jewelry and silver plate as being worth 9200,000. I showed it to Jeff, and said that we ought to give the place a call before any of the pres ents were sold. Ho agreed with me and we sent Forbes to take a look at the place. He reported that the Job was as easy as finding the stuff on the road, and the night after the wed ding we landed in Englewood in a grocery wagon. “When we got alongside of the house I was afraid of alarm bells, so i* sent Wiley to the top of the piazza to try his luck. The window catch was a double-ender, which could not be worked with a blade, and he had to cut out a pane of glass with a dia mond point The window opened In to a vacant room, and we all got into the house that way. We put on our masks and started through the house. We struck old Baldwin’s room first, and he actually showed fight. He tried to get to a knob which probably was a signal of some kind, and Jeff put him to sleep with a sandbag. They were all fighters in the house, and a young fellow shot Jeff through the arm in the ball. He was put to sleep before he could do any more shooting. The women—three of them —had to be tied up and gagged to keep them still. “When we thought that everybody was safe we divided up and went on a hunt for the swag. Forbes went to the front of the house, and In a few seconds I heard some terrible growls and a lot of things upsetting. 1 ran to the room, and there was Forbes having It out with a bull mastiff on the floor, with a young woman sit ting on the bed and urging the beast on. She was a beauty and not scared a bit. The mastiff was getting the best of the fight and hnd a grip on Forbes k neck which was making him look sick. I pulled my gun and or dered the girl to call off the dog, but she defied mo and told me to blaze away. I saw the bluff would not work, so I got out my old blackjack, an ugly-looklng thing, and hit the beast a clip on the skull that knocked the life out of him. “The girl flew at me when I banged the dog, like a wild animal, and I had all I could do to hold her without hurting her. I would not have harmed a hair of that spunky girl's head for a million, but I had to gag her for safety. I always felt sorry for her as she lay looking at the dog, which was prorably her pet, and made a good fight to defend her. “We had easy sailing after that, and in every room there was a lot of stuff which we put into bags. All of It looked good and was very heavy. There was any quantity of Jewelry lying around, and In a small safo which we had no trouble In forcing with a wedge, there was a load of diamonds which had been described in the papers. We took our time in packing everything up in good shape, and after a good meal and a big draught of the old man's wine cellar, we quit the place. Harper was wait ing down the road a bit with the wagon, and we loaded all the stuff Into it." DETECTIVE MALLON'S BTORY. "The dastardly treatment which the thieves," said Detective Mallon, “who did the work at Baldwin’s man sion in Englewood gave the family caused great excitemeut, and the lo cal police were paralyzed and did not know which way to turn. Mr. Bald win lived, part of the time In New York, and was a broker In Wall street. He requested us to give him aid in running down the thieves, and offered $20,000 reward for their cap ture. The case was given to me the second day after the robbery, and I went carefully over the ground. Everything had been turned upside down by the local police, In the hunt for something which might lead to the identity of the men. “I found the family in a terrible condition, and Miss Alice Baldwin al most crazy over the loss of her dog, which defended her so gallantly, and was burled in the finest part of the lawn. The others were all suffering from concussion of the brain from a terrible blow on the head. The only member of the family who could give any clue, which was of any value was Miss Alice, who slept through all the early part of the confusion and was awakened by the growling of the dog. The light was burning in her room, and she saw a heavy built man stand ing beside her bed. She called the dog, who was lying at the foot of the bed, and set him on the thief. In the struggle the dog tore the mask off, and she saw the burglar was a negro. “She said that she had seen the negro before In Englewood, and thought that she had seen him on a wagon loaded with garden truck go ing toward New York about two weeks before. Upon this Information I made a tour all through the country to get a trace of a missing negro and wasted a lot of time in following the wanderings of a colored man who hml worked for several days with a farm er near Lodi. I foun.d him, but thero were no wounds on his body, and this left him out of the game. “When I returned to New York, I had a complete list of all the stolen goods, and made a tour of all tho fences which were likely to give up information to the police, but learned nothing that would do me any good. A friend of mine who kept a liquor store In Greenwich street told me of a watch which he had bought from a fellow who looked like a tramp about a week before, and It had all the marks of one of the watches which had been stolen. I took the watch to Mr. Baldwin, and he said that It was his property. “I made up my mind that the tramp did not have any hand in the rob bery, and had got possession of the watch In some other way. I hunted high and low for this fellow. In the cheap dives, and finally landed a fel low answering to his description. 1 took him to the liquor dealer, and he was fully Identified. 1 locked him up and squeezed him very hard for in formation. He persisted that he had found the watch in the street, but after he was put through the mill, and charged with killing a man to get the time piece, he admitted that he stole it from a man who was ly ing drunk In a hallway in Greenwich street “From the description that he gave me and the knowledge of crooks which I had, I concluded that It was probably Danny Mcßride. I dropped downtown, and, after hanging around for a few days, I felt satisfied that Danny was In hiding for something. I could not find him in any of his haunts, and I knew from his friends telling me that they had not seen him that he was keeping out of sight for something. I had never known that Danny was in the house-cracking busi ness, as he had always figured as a river pirate, and a bad one at that. “One evening, while going through Bleecker street, I met Frank Carroll t and he told me an amusing story about a voodoo woman, who sold charms to the superstitious negroes. She w*as from Cuba, spoke Spanish and had wonderful powers. She could destroy witches who followed ne groes, and could cure diseases by tho laying on of her hands. Carroll said that there was a report going around among the negroes that she had healed the woundß and destroyed the evil spirit which was bothering a ne gro at a single sitting, for which ser vice she had received a fabulous sum. Ordinarily, I wouldn't have .llrcfncd to thts irtery;-buV\j3r'-BOtue‘ strange influence I associated this negro with the one who had been bitten by the dog at Baldwin’s house. “A good detective always run down every idea, no matter how foolish it may seem, and I decided to have a chat with the voodoo doctress. She lived in a rear building in Wooster street, on the top floor, and received me with a great show of suspicion. I told her that I believed in her pow er to kill my enemies, and I offered to pay her liberally for one of her enemy-destroying charms. “In a few moments she limbered up a little and made a statement that fairly caused me to Jump for joy. She said that the voodoo which had this man in his power had bitten him all over the body, and hiß flesh was tilled with deep Indentations from the teeth. That was all she would say then, and she would not tell who he was or anything about him except that he had gone to Cuba. I got a detective from the Mercer street sta tion to watch the house and in the evening I got A1 Pender, a colored man who could be depended on to play a part. “He called upon tho voodoo woman, and the first thing he did was to pull out a big knife and sharpen it. He said nothing w’hile doing this and the woman became very uneasy. When he got through the pantomime he told her in very solemn tones that the object of his visit was to kill her. He gave her one alternative. If she would tell him who the man was who called on her with the teeth marks in his body, her life would be spared and she would get SI,OOO in gold. Pender shook a bag full of metal and gave her three minutes to answer. She whispered the name of Spanish Forbes. Pender knew that he had the woman In his power, and pressed the question, under the same conditions, as to where Forbes was. She told him he was in a certain cel lar In Wooster street. “I had heard all sho said from the hall, and at this point opened the door. I ordered her to take me to Forbes, but It took a prod from Pend er’s knife to make her move. She had told the truth. Forbes was in the cellar in a seml-delirloue state from morphine. He talked all the time, and I made the woman sit on his bed! He seemed to be frightened when he saw her. I asked him who was with him at the Englewood robbery, and when I told him that the woman had told me everything, he gave the names of Jeff Reynolds, Danny Mc- Bride, Sam Wiley and Ben Harper, and told where they could be found.* “That was enough for me, and I sent Forbes to a hospital under guard. The same night I captured Mcßride, Wiley and Reynolds. They were tried, convicted and put away for fifteen years in Jersey, 1 caught Harper two years later, and ho got the same dose. Forbes, who turned state’s evidence, got off with boven years. TO CONTROL MOISTURE Packing Brings Supply of Water From Below. Stirring the Surface Leaves a Mulch and Cheeks Evaporation—Harrow May Be Used After the Ordi nary Land Roller. To properly understand the effect of any Implement on the moisture content of the aoll It is necessary that we understand the way water acts. The kind of soli water which is of most Importance to a farmer la what la sometimes called capillary water. Thla capillary water la what la com ing up from lower levela in the aeil all the time to the surface. The no tion of thla water la seen when dry sand or earth la put in a amall baaln of water ao that the aoll la away above the veaael containing it If there la enough water In the baaln It would Baturate the aoll to the very top, much In the aarne way aa a sponge would absorb the water, or a lamp wick aots In conveying the oil from the bowl of the lamp to the end that la lighted. The finer the soil particles are the more water they will retain and hold aa a film around these particles. Thla la moisture which the plants growing in such a soil may use. The harder the soil la packed the more readily this capil lary water cornea to the surface. The looser thla aoll la the slower It cornea. This will explain why It la necessary then to use the packer or heavy roll er to secure thla firmness of soil In or der to bring the capillary water free ly to the point of contact with the roots of the plants. Supposing the soil la packed and left smooth on the surface as the ordinary land roller leaves It. then the capillary water would come right to the surface and the wind would lick It up with the heat and away it would go In the air. Any system of cultivation that will prevent this will cut off the chim neys, so to apeak, from coming right to the surface so that they discharge the moisture In the loose soil below the surface where the plant roots are. Hence It la that In a cultivated hoe crop, even In the driest time, one can with the use of his boot uncover the moist soil. Often when walking and looking back at one's foot prints the moisture shows at the surface of the packed soil even when the loose sur face soil Is apparently dry- As the ordinary land packer would not leave the surface as smooth as the round roller, and it wouldn't have the same effect In encouraging the evaporation of the capillary water. It shouldn’t be forgotten, however, that a harrow may be used after the ordinary land roller, and It will break up this waste •of sol!- molr.turo by restoring the dust blanket. It should not be overlooked either that In bare fallowing the land the surface soil becomes very finely divided Into soil particles to some depth, say eight or nine Inches, and this becomes a reservoir for the reten tion of capillary water for the crops which follow. The more and the finer this soli Is worked the more water It will hold and the surer one is of a crop In a dry climate or In a dry sea son. In a test made some years ago by Prof. F. H. King, the surface of the soil was cultivated frequently to a depth of three inches during a period of forty-nine days while an adjacent strip was untouched. Both pieces were kept free from weeds or other vegetation. During the whole time the average dally loss of water was 14.48 tons per acre from the culti vated ground and 17.6 tons on the un cultivated land. This was a difference of 152.9 tons of water per acre in sev en weeks In favor of the cultivated land. If a man should attempt to haul this amount of water on to the land with teams he would have a stupen ous undertaking, and yet the actual difference In loss of water must have been even greater than the amount that could be measured, because the upper layers of the soil are always drawing up moisture from depths be low the lowest samples taken for analysis. One team could not make much headway hauling water for a forty-acre field of corn during such a period of seven weeks, but It could readily cultivate the field several times and thereby conserve altogether over 6.000 tons of water. The meas ured saving In water was equal to 1.7 Inches of rainfall. A Good Pruning Suggestion. To make large wounds heal quickly, first see that the trees are In vigor ous growing condition. When a large cut must be made, paint the wood with white lead, then cover the most of it with a piece of zinc. The healing tissue, called the "cal lus,” will start from the edges of the wound. In the course of time this callus will fold over sufficiently to cover the wound. Its spread may be hastened by slitting this callus with the point of a sharp knife once each year. Early In the summer is the best time to do this, as the callus tissue is most active at that time. Cost of Raisins. A grape grower near Frenso, Cal., who has kept an accurate book ac count of his vineyard for ten years, es timates that It costs two and one-half cents per pound to grow raisins for the market. Value of Ensilage. Ensilage Is a food that approaches Very nearly the natural food which all ruminants desire and are accus tomed to. FODDER CROP FOR DRY FARM Milo Is Burest Yielding Grain Grown In Arid Sections—Advice on How to Feed to Stock. (By PROF. H. M. COTTRELL.) Milo la tho surest yielding grain crop that Is grown in the dry land sec tion of eastern Colorado, western Kansas and Oklahoma, the Pan Han dle of Texas and eastern New Mex lco. The United States department of ag riculture reports the average yield for five years at Amarillo, Tex., and other dry land experiment stations at 40 bushels of grain per acre a year. Farmers in the same section report yields of thirty to fifty-five bushels an acre. A bushel of mllo will produce from ten to eleven pounds of pork. This makes the average annual pork pro duction from the dry lands of the southwest equal to 400 and upwards pounds per acre where mllo Is grown and fed. Ten pounds of mllo have the same feeding value for horses, beef and dairy cattle, hogs and sheep as nine pounds of corn. Mllo la the corn for the plains of the southwest and should be grown Instead of corn whever the annual rainfall drops below 25 Inches. Farm ers In the Pan Handle of Texas say that It never falls to yield a crop of grain, and that It will yield 20 bushels an acre In years so dry that wheat Is an absolute failure. Mllo should have the same place In dry land farming that corn baa In lowa and Illinois.' It has nearly the com position of corn, like feeding qualities, and can be used with profit for the feeding of every class of farm animals to which corn Is fed. Horses doing heavy farm work should be given three feeds of Milo grain a day. It Is usually fed In the head, one-half more heads being given than would be given ears of corn. Most teamsters prefer to feed mllo in the head, cutting the main stem off close to the head. The main stem of the head and the many little stems to w’hlch the seeds are attached force the horses to do a large amount of chewing before the grßln can be swallowed, and this mastication grinds the grain and mixes It with the saliva, increas ing the proportion digested. The seeds of mllo are small, and when the threshed grain Is fed to the horses, ft is chewed very little and much of the seed passes through un digested. Ground mllo makes a good horse feed. Horses and mules have stood well, with hard work all summer, such as breakfhg prairie, with no grain but mllo. Colts and horses not working may be fed mllo fodder just as It Is cured —stalks and heads. Kafir corn or early amber sorghum, planted In rows rather thickly and cut. when In bloom, with a binder, makes 'a good hay for horses whose grain feed is mllo. When fattening cattle nre first put on feed, they may be given mllo fod der. heads and stalks together, the crop cut with a binder and kept In the shock until cured. After thirty days of such feeding, the waste becomes too great, and It will pay to snap the heads from the stalks and feed them In grain boxes, the Bame as ear corn. For the final feeding, after the steers have become fairly fat. It will pay to grind the mllo. The heads may be ground without threshing, the small stems to which the seeds are fastened forming a ground roughage, or the heads may be threshed and the clear grain ground. The best laxative feed to give cattle being fattened on mllo Is green cured alfalfa hay cut to retain most of the leaves. GENERAL FARM NOTES Wet the hay and not the oats for a coughing horse. Discover and destroy bcown-tall and gypsy moth nests. A thin layer of dust serves as a mulch as does straw. No domestic animals increase or de crease as rapidly as pigs. There are many reasons why farm ers should keep more sheep. The ewes that are suckling lambs should be fed very liberally. In order to have good-sized sheep grow them rapidly while young. Clean hay cannot be obtained from soil that is foul with weed seeds. Give the little chicks all the air possible without exposing them. The hog is an animal that demands comfort in order to thrive well. To fatten and fit up farm horse stock for sale Is not a difficult task. Sometimes size in sheep Is secured at the expense of activity and vitality. Fence the garden with a chicken proof wire. It will save your temper. Good seed is one of the important factors in the production of good crops. Handling colts from the start ob viates breaking and substitutes train ing. You can get no more power from your horse than you give him in his food. Epsom salts In their food is worth trying when tho hens cease laying from overfeeding. Do not pile manure around 'the barn and do not pile It on the fields. Spread It as fast as It can be taken out. Eggs will become fertile In from four to six days after mating. The effeot of mating will continue several months. Even Chances. Anxious Old Uuly—l Bay. ray good mao, is this boat goins up or down? Deckhand—Well, rho's a leaky old tub, inutn, so I shouldn't wonder If she's going down. But then, again, her bllers ain’t none too good, so sho might go up. Their Natural Element. Wife—How Imprudent you are! You've ouly Just finished dinner and now you propose to bathe. Husband—That's nil right, my dear. I ato nothing but fish. Making It Right. Lady (at fashionable ball) —Do you know that ugly gentleman sitting op roslto to us? Parner —That is my brother, madam. Lady (In confusion) —Ah, I beg your pardon. I had not notleed the resemblance. A Parable. Frederick W. Taylor, of scientific management fame, said the other da j In Philadelphia: “Two men stood watching a steam shovel work. With a clatter and roar the shovel bit Into the steep bank, closed on a carload of earth and dunip- It on a waiting freight thain. “it drives me wild,’ said the first onlooker, “to see that monster taking bread out of good men’s mouths. Look at IL Why. It’s filling up those flat oars faster thAn a bundren men with picks and shovels could do it.' “But the other onlooker shook nls bead and answered: “ ‘See here, mister. If It would he better to employ a hundred men with picks and shovels on this Job, wouldut It be better still, by your way of thing- Ing, to employ a thousand men with forks and tablespoons?" It Was Not His Lead. Hero Is another of the stories told by tho late Senator Robert L Taylor and published by his close friend, John Trot wood Moore: An old-time darkey was closing his sermon one night in Paradise alley, and Uncle Rastus. who had been play ing cards the night before, was seat ed in the amen corner sound asleep, dreaming of his favorite game. The old preacher said: “We will now close dls mootin' wld prayr, an’ we will ax Bre'r Rastus to lead." Uncle Rastus suddenly aroused himself from his slumber and shout ed: "It ain’t my lend! I Jes dealt!" Not "Trade.” One of the young men attached lo the American embassy at Berlin tells a story in Harper's Magazine to Illus trate that modern advertising can even cepe with the etiquette of courts. A young American woman wished to be presented at the court of the king of Saxony. They represented to her that the king could scarcely ••e --celvo the daughter of a retail bootseiier The young woman cabled home and told her father of the situation. The next morning she received his an swer: “Can’t call It selling. Practically giving them away away. See adver tisement.” That solved the difficulty. She was presented as the daughter of an em inent phllnntrophißt. Losing a King. One of the naval officers tells of an ircident that occurcd when an Ameri can war vessel was lying at anchor in an European port, on which occasijn It was visited by a monarch and his suite. One of the members of the suite, re splendent In gold lace and decorations,, with a big sword at his side and sport ing a huge mustache, was exploring the ship, and, being ignorant of things rautlcal, had leaned against the main hatch wind-sail, mistaking It for a mast Of what ensued the officer of the deck was informed by the boat swain's mate, who had seen the catas trophe and who broke the news of it thus: "You’ll excuse me, sir, but I think one of them kings has fell down the main hatch, sir." The Weak Boom. Medill McCormick was talking In* Washington about one of many feeble booms. “That boom Is as feeble," he said— "as feeble as—well, I can only illus trate its feebleness by means of a story. "A drummer was waiting at Nola Chucky for a Southern cannonball lim ited. The train crawled in at last, nine hours late—a ramshackle, clat tering thing, as ridiculous as an o'd fashioned high-wheeled bicycle. “The drummer got aboard. There seqmed to be only one other passenger The locomotive hooted, the bell clanged, the wheels spun round, and steam hissed, but tho train failed to move. Then there were more hoots, more puffs and hisses and still the train didn't budge. Finally, after a third vain effort, the engineer got down and shouted to the passengers,, whose heads stuck anxiously out of Heir respective windows: " ‘Say, I’ll have to ask you two gents U 1 climb off till I get her started.’" Co, °’\ *end, free, a useful pras l. U ® b,e book. “How to Become Uoet frucceeeful, to all who write this week. DEMOCRATIC STATE CONVENTION. Pueblo, Colorado, August 6-8. 1912. One fare for the round trip byway 2£i. the „ De ? ver A Rio Grande Railroad, The Scenic Line of the World." Tick ets on sale August 6th and 6th, except rrom stations west of La Veta and south of Vance Junction; tickets will be on sale August 4th and 6th. Final return limit August 9. 1912. For fur ther detailed information call on local . iu a^? nde A * ent - Frank A. Wad lelgh, General Passenger Agent, Den ver, Colo. KNIGIITS OF COLUMDUS CONVEN _ , TION. .0 «r a <2° Springs, August R-8, 1013. *2.26 for tho round trip byway of Denver & Rio Grande Railroad. The Scenic Line of the World." Tick ets on sale August 4 and 5. Final re turn limit. August 9. Tickets at City Ticket Office. 17th and Stout Sts., of Union nopot. Frank A. Wadi el gh. General Passenger Agent, Denver, Colo rado.