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VOLUME XXII. No. 10.
NEWS TO DATE IN PARAGRAPHS CAUGHT FROM THE NETWORK OF WIRES ROUND ABOUT THE WORLD. DURING THE PAST WEEK RECORD OF IMPORTANT EVENTS CONDENSED FOR BUSY PEOPLE. Western Newspaper Union New* Service. WESTERN. Pat rol of Alaskan waters next sum mer to enforce laws relating to fisher ies, game and the liquor traffic will be undertaken jointly by vessels of the navy, coast guard and geodetic sur vey. Mr. and Mrs. George H. Searle have been acquitted of charges of killing Mrs. Hilda Neamy, whose body was found in the furnace of her home in Lead, 8. D., last January. Mrs. Neamy was Mrs. Searle’s mother. “I didn't know it was loaded,” claimed another victim at Las Vegas, N. M., when Winfield Barnett, 10 years old, was shot and dangerously wound ed by George Trost, 12, while playing witli a shotgun and revolver. Capt. Lewis P. Schilling, 88, last sur vivor of the Alamo massacre, noted pioneer character and adopted son of Kit Carson, died at the National Sol diers' Home at Sawtelle, Calif. Schil ling was a native of Ohio. A. Cooper, 23, an employe of the Union Pacific rail was killed at North Platte, Neb., when lie was struck by a switch engine that was running wild. Cooper stepped from behind a train into the path of the runaway lo comotive. Fives Mexican outlaws, members of a party of fifteen who recently raided the lhiriim camp of John Hicks, an American, near Guadalupe Calno, Chi huahua, have been lynched by neigh bors of Hicks, according to word re ceived at El Paso, Texas. Four women were drowned at Tort Arthur, Texas, when an automobile in which they were riding plunged through an open bridge and fell into the ship canal. None of the bodies has been recovered and the identity of the women could not he learned. The car was from Beaumont and it is presumed alj the women resided there. Appeals to the people and legisla tures of Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, California, Nevada, New Mexico and Arizona will he made by Governor Thomas Campbell of Arizona, the new ly elected president of the League of the Southwest, to obtain contributions to finance an educational campaign for Hie Colorado river basin project, covering 244,000 acres.' WASHINGTON. Voluntary instead of compulsory universal training, as proposed by the army reorganization hill, has been adopted by the Senate. The vote was 46 to 9. Approximately 1,000 of the 3,000 alien reds arrested by the Department of Justice in the raids oh radicals a few weeks ago are to he set free bv the Secretary of Labor, before whom the deportation proceedings are pend ing. t The Senate Elections Committee lias ordered a full and immediate inves tigation of tiie Ford-Newberry elec tion by the sub-committee of which Senator Watson, Republican, of Indi ana, is chairman, and which will be ap pointed for the purpose of recounting the ballots cast in Michigan for both candidates. The United States Bituminous Coal Commission, which settled the dispute between soft coal miners and opera tors, declared in a formal statement that present prices of bituminous coal “were inexcusable” and “out of all re lation to the increase in the cost of production caused by higher wages granted by the commission.” Governors of Federal Reserve banks were warned by the Treasury Depart ment that the government would he a heavy borrower in April and May de spite the March reduction of $705,660,- 000 in the public debt. The- amount of treasury certificates of indebtedness which would he necessary to meet the nation's needs was not disclosed, hut another issue of such obligations is ex pected soon. Capt. Ronald Amundsen, discoverer of tlie south pole and now leader of a north polar expedition, has not left his ship, the Maude, for a final dash to the pole. The denial of the recent re port from London that the Amundsen dash had actually begun was received in Washington by Gilbert Grosvenor, president of the National Geographic Society, in a cablegram from the Nor wegian Geographical Society. tTlje IReustm Signal FOREIGN. Shipments of German cattle into France, in accordance with the terms of the Versailles treaty, have begun recently. Japanese troops have captured the entire length of the Ussnri railroad from Vladivostok to Khabarovsk, ac cording to a Tokio cablegram. Dr. Meyer, who is on the allied ex tradition list charged with ill treating war prisoners, has committed suicide at Halle by taking poison, says the Loknl Anzeiger. Polish successes are reported along the Slutz river, where a Bolshevist at tache lias been repulsed. General Lit owski's forces captured 300 Bolshev ists, four guns and much amniuntion and other material. The Germans are working feverish ly to construct giant commercial* and passenger airships and airplanes, ac cording to a report from Romanshorn. The first trials of two monster ma chines were successfully held above Lake Constance recently. After studying the State Depart ment’s interpretation of the Monroe doctrine, sent several weeks ago, the Congress of Salvador adopted a decriee proposing the creation of a Latin- American Court of Arbitration with the United States excluded. The German battleships Nassau and Ostriefsland have arrived at the Firth of Forth in England, this constituting the commencement of the surrender of the remainder of the German warships under the terms of the treaty of Ver sailles. Ultimately The population of Canada for 1920 is estimated at 9,000,000, as compared with 7,000,000 in 1911, in a report made public in the House of Commons by Secretary of State Sifton. The es timated total revenue for 1920 is $325,- 000,000. Total revenue per capita for 1920 is estimated at $36.11 and ex penditures per capita at $75.01. The German government hopes to raise 1,000,000,000 marks by unusual levy on telephone subscribers. It is an nounced that they will he assessed a special one-time tax of- 1,000 marks, which will bear interest and he re turned when the subscription is can celled. Charges for the use of tele pi-. /iG will ru n> t/iiiii dual*} .1 aid postage rates increased 100 per cent in April. Telegraph rates will be heavily advanced. GENERAL. The torpedo boat destroyer Peary, named in honor of the late Rear Ad miral Peary, was launched at the Cramps shipyard on the eleventh an niversary of his discovery of the North Pole. Patrick Tyrrell, 99 years old, who was one of the guards about President Lincoln when the chief executive was shot, is dead at Chicago. Mr. Tyrrell was connected with the secret service for many years. “Fighting Boh” Evans’ old battleship, the lowa, now condemned and out of commission, is destined to play an im portant part in the experiments of the Navy Department in the control of ships by wireless. A thoroughbred Poland China hog, which William Brothers, breeders, of Villisca, lowa, bought about fifteen months ago from L. R. McCUirnon of Braddville, lowa, for $265, has been sold by them at private sale to W. H. Ellsworth of Goldfield, lowa, for the record price of $40,000, declared to he the highest price ever paid for a hog in the United States, if not in the world. Tenants in one Chicago apartment building set their own rent by order of Judge K. M. Landis. The tenants, paying SSO a month, complained that their landlord, John T. Lewis, had raised the rentals to S9O and SIOO. Judge Landis ordered the receiver to execute leases at a price to be set by the tenants and the latter named $62.50 as the amount they were willing to pay. Mrs. Rose Weal of Chicago told Her man Eckhardt that she’d he a sister to him, hut never his wife. Eckhardt set fire to her home and attempted to slash liis wrists. Firemen saved the house and physicians Eckhardt. Edward O’Toole, 56 years old, who witnessed more electrocutions in Sing Sing prison than any other employe there, having been for nineteen years a keeper in the death house, died at his home in Ossining, N. Y. Action of the Michigan Legislature iii ratifying the national prohibition amendment is final and cannot be submitted to a referendum vote of the people, the Supreme Court held in a decision handed down at Lansing. The national debt of Canada on Feb ruary 28th, last, amounted to $1,915,- 995,924, according to a report made in the House of Commons. The Domin ion’s gross debt amounted to $3,149,- 098,990 and its assets to $1,223,103,066. The Federal Fair Price Committee in southern Michigan issued a formal order reducing the prices of milk from 16 cents a quart and 10 cents a pint to 14 cents and 8 cents, respectively, effective from April lotli to August Ist. BENSON, COCHISE COUNTY ARIZONA, APRIL 17, 1920. Southwest News From All Over New Mexico and Arizona Western Newspaper Union News Service. About 2,000 acres will be farmed to cotton on the Colorado River Indian Reservation at Parker, Ariz., this year, according to Extension Director E. P. Taylor. The Arizona Federation of Wom an’s Clubs is offering a prize of $lO for the best short article written by a clui> member anti under the general head of Arizona History. “University Week" at Tucson is April 19-24th. It is expected to be the greatest aggregation of High school students ever assembled in Arizona. Final announcements and program are out. D. W. Albert of the Horticultural Department of the College of Agricul ture assisted ranchers and develop ment companies in Pinal county, Ari zona, in drawing up landscape plans for tree and shrub planting this spring. A third edition of “Field Tests for the Common Metals,” University of Arizona Bulletin No. 105, Mineralogy Technology Series 23, by George R. Fansett, mining engineer of the Ari zona Bureau of Mines, has just been published. Copies may be obtained upon application to the dean of the College of Mines and Engineering, University of Arizona. Del Oro Hotel Company has just been organiezd to build a $30,000 ho tel at Hillsboro, N. M. An architect will he employed at once to draw plans and specifications. There is strong need for a hotel at this time when development is becoming so gen eral in Sierra county. The proposed new road across the Black Range will also put. Hillsboro on the transconti nental route. The case of the Buxton-Sipith Com pany vs. the director general of rail roads, brought by the traffic bureau of the Douglas Chamber of Commerce, Inis been set for hearing April 27 at Douglas, Ariz., before Examiner Mat tingley of the State Corporation Com mission. The complaint charges col lection of alleged excessive freight rates on fruit between California points of origin and Bisbee and Doug las. Raymond It. Johnson and assistants of Silver City, N. M., started the work of the final survey for the Silver City Santa Rita highway. The surveying will take considerable time and as soon as tiie work is completed bids will he asked for from parlous con tractors. It is hoped that construc tion will start not later than Septem ber Ist. The road is seventeen miles long and the estimated cost is $250,- 000. Charging that the freight rates on shipments of sugar from California points to Phoenix and all Arizona are unjust and unreasonable, the traffic bureau of the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce has filed a complaint be fore the Interstate Commerce Com mission against Walker D. Hines, di rector general of railroads; the South ern Pacific railroad, Arizona Eastern railroad, and Atchison, Topeka & San ta railroad. Plans are being formulated by the Springer, N. M., Ditch System to build another storage reservoir, the new project to bo started early in the fall. It is roughly estimated that the new reservoir will cost SIOO,OOO, which will mean that every acre of land under the system will he assessed about S2O. The present reservoir, which was built thirty years ago, will he used for re serve water storage and will lie kept filled at all times. Wayne Barhoan, an Indian boy of Crown Point, was instantly killed by falling rock while working in a mine near Gallup, N. M. The Secretary of Agriculture has authorized the grazing of 901,550 head of sheep and goats, 541,750 head of cattle and horses, and 3,355 head of swine on the Arizona and New Mex ico Nat.oual Forests for the grazing year of 1920. These stock are divided between the two states as follows: Ar zona, 352,200 cattle and horses, 365,500 sheep ami g aits, 1,855 swine, and \ev Mexico, 189.550 cattle and horses, 536,050 sheep aud goats, 1,500 swine. That tiie New Mexico Central, al though still far from showing a satis factory ratio between operating rev enue and operating expenses, is mak ing long strides in the right direction is the showing of the railway's an nual report to tiie Corporation Com mission. The report covers the last calendar year. The railway's operat ing revenues reached $168,722.01 — nearly twice as much as the operating revenues for the year before. The preceding year’s total was $85,560.75. PROFESSOR DIES IN STORM DR. RANDOLPH OF UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO PERISHES ON > MOUNTAIN HIKE. GOMPANION ESCAPES STORM IN MOUNTAINS WORST IN YEARS FOR THIS SEASON, IS REPORT. Western Newspaper Union News Service. Boulder, Colo., April 13. —Dr. Ran dolph and Ellett left Boulder Friday afternoon for the North Arapahoe peak and the western slope of the conti nental range. They desired to get some pictures of winter scenes and to duplicate the font of a group of students, headed by Greenmail, who made the ascent about three weeks ago. They were warned against the trip by Green man because of storm conditions. They spent Fri day night at the Adair cabin, two miles west of Eldora. A storm that was one of the worst of the winter, broke Saturday noon and continued until nearly noon Sunday morning. From the information that Adams could gain from Ellett the two men were caught in the Arapahoe pass and spent Saturday night in a “pup” tent. In returning Sunday they lost their way and wandered over the mountains until dark, when they again pitched tent. Dr. Randolph was nearly ex hausted and died some time in the night. > Realizing that assistance must lie ob tained, Ellett started down the cafion and met Adams about half way be tween Hie Fourth of July mine and the Adams cabin. The trapper gave El lett the keys of the cabin and started isut to find Randolph. "I attempted to follow Ellett’s tracks,” said Adams over * the tele phone from Eldora, “but found that he had been wandering around in circles. L then proceeded to the head of the pass, where I found one of the pack and footprints indicating that they had tried to walk in the snow without their skis. “I followed these tracks until 1 found Randolph. He was wrapped in a blanket and, from all appearances, had been dead for hours. It was 9:45 o'clock in the morning when I found him. I then proceeded hack to the cabin, where I attended to Ellett. After he had gone to sleep, I walked to El dora to obtain medical aid.” Dr. Randolph was a graduate of the Missouri School of Mines of Rolla, Mo., and of the University of Illinois. He received a doctor of philosophy de gree from the latter institution in the spring of 1916. The following year he came to the University of Colorado as an instructor in physics. His ability soon gained recognition for him and he was promoted to he associate pro fessor. His former wife, who recently ob tained a divorce in the County Court in Denver on the ground of cruelty and was given custody of their son, lives in Kansas City. Ellett’s home is at Browning, Mo. He is a senior student at tlit* Univer st iv of Colorado and an assistant in the physics department. Belgium Sending Soldiers. Coblenz. Notification lias been given through the Belgian military mission here of the formal participa tion of Belgium in the French action in occupying Frankfort. Belgium is sending a detachment of troops with tlu* French to mark its co-operation, It is announced. Narrow Escape on Elevated. New York. —Passengers on an ele vated train had remarkable escapes front death when they were catapulted to the street, a distance of twenty-five feet, in the midst of debris of the car. The car was knocked off tiie elevated structure on the Ninth avenue line by a collision with another train and de molished. The wreckage was wedged in between the elevated structure and the side of a brick building a dozen feet away. The fifteen passengers sifted through debris to the street aud about a dozen were removed to hos pitals. The only woman in the car was seriously hurt. To Prosecute Government Fraud. Washington. —Criminal prosecutions by the Department of Justice ami suits to recover $78,000,000, alleged to repre sent government losses through fraud, waste and extravagance in the cost plus contracts for building the sixteen national army cantonments, have been demanded in a report to tlu* House by flu* subcommittee on camps and can tonments of the War Department ex penditures committee. FOUND CAROS WERE MARKED Revelations That Came as a Shock to Wounded Soldiers in Hospital at Washington. Here Is a melancholy story about “markers.” “Markers are marked playing cards so that he who plays may read the backs of the cards. Wounded soldiers under treatment in the Walter Reed hospital in Washington play cards continually. They use decks which are given to the hospital, not new decks, but those which have been used once by Washington clubs, espe cially bridge whist clubs of women in society. Keen-eyed soldiers, as the story now goes, were surprised to discover one day that some of the cards were marked by small knife point indenta tions on the border of the back. The marking was not accidental. Scrutiny showed that the high cards —eight spot up to ace—were carefully marked. The marks were so faint as to be almost imperceptible, but a per son familiar with them could read the backs. Immediately there was a search for the card marker, for the soldiers may gamble a bit now and then —officially they don’t, but actually they—well, it’s nobody’s business if one wounded buck private wishes to wager another wounded buck private that his five cards beat t’other chap’s five cards. Anyhow, if somebody was marking cards in the hospital the boys wished to talk to him. But investiga tion revealed —and this is where the hospital soldiers were shocked —that whatever marking was done took place before the cards arrived at the hospital. Not all decks were marked, only a deck now and then. The inference seems to be that somebody in Washington club life, woman’s club life at that, is gracious ly giving the wounded soldiers once used card decks which have somehow been knife-pointed. The war veterans say that they have been shell shocked and otherwise startled, but they are vastly amazed at a phase of society life in Washington. Probably First Moving Pictures. America is not the original home of the moving picture. This assumption is disproved by an apparatus of an cient Siamese civilization recently re discovered. The apparatus consists of a number of ancient movie machines unearthed at the National museum in New York, where they had been hid den away in boxes since their pre sentation to this country by the king of Siam in 1875. The cinematic art as practiced hun dreds of years ago In Siam was car ried on as follows: The proper num ber of figures, designed from leather by hand, were mounted on rods and projected on the screen by the hand of the operator. The screen was a white cloth hung between the audience and the light. The shadows were manip ulated by the operator’s pushing the manikins along in a trough. As action advanced through climax and anti-climax, the operator recited in a singsong voice five-reel dramas of the love and wrongs of the kings and queens represented. Belgrade Hit Hard by War. Belgrade, the capital of Serbia and Jtigo Slavia, is now a mere shell of its former self. The Serbs used to be re markably proud of their metropolis. Did they not possess a city with first class hotels, electric cars, a boulevard, good shops and all other modern con veniences, not to mention a profusion of the coffee houses and gardens so dear to the heart of the Serb? The coffee houses of Belgrade are more of an institution than the tavern ever was in London. A cupful of black, coffee in a public garden, a military band playing the weird Slavic songs, and the young people dancing the old folk dances on the grass—these repre sent the height of contentment to the Serb after a day’s work. Got Off Easy. Mr. Justwed —Yes, I’m terribly an gry. I merely criticised the biscuits Ethel made and she hit me with one of them. His Mother-In-Law —Foolish boy; you got off easy. Her father ate one of my first batch. Scanty Equipment. “Shakespeare had no scenery worth mentioning.” “And he had no press agent either." said Mr. Stormington Barnes. “Other wise there would have been no linger ing doubt as to who wrote the plays." Girls Will Be Girls. “And your visit to the sljiras?” “Was distressing. I saw so many women with black eyes.” “Well, they’re the style down there. Yot: can’t blame the women for wear ing ’em.” —Louisville Courier-Journal. One Tongue Enough. Baker —How many languages does your wife speak? Brayde—Great guns, man. Isn’t ;hat she says in one language enough? .. -London Tit-Bits. FIVE CENTS A COPY. MARKET QUOTATIONS Western Newspaper Union News Servloe. DENVER MARKETS. Cattle. Beef steers, ch. to prime.. $12.000127$ Beef steers, good to ch... 10.76011.75 Beef steers, fair to good.. 975 0 . Heifers, prime Cows, fat, good to choice.. 16.75 @ll.-5 Cows, fair to good 8.00 0 9.75 Cutters and feeder cows.. 4.500 *-00 Canners 3.000 4.00 Bulls 6.75# 8.50 Veal calves Feeders, good to choice... 10.00011.50 Feeders, fair to good 9.00® 10.00 Stockers, good to choice... 8.500 J-fJ Stockers, fair to good 7.50® 8.00 Moge. Good hogs fllJO® 14.10 Sheep. Lambs, fat, good to choice.sl9.oo® 19.50 Lambs, fat, fair to good. 17.7*€> 18.50 Lambs, feeders Yearlings 16.00* >17.10 Bwes, fat, good to choice. . 152.25® 13.85 Rreaaed Poultry- The following prices on dressed poul try are net. F. O. B. Denver: Turkeys, No. Is *5 Turkeys, old tome Sens, lb M uoks, young 25 @27 Goes* 25 #27 Roosters 23 5 Live Poultry. Turkeys, 10 lbs. or over 40 Hens, lb If Ducklings 18 o*o Goslings 20 #22 Broilers 88 Cocks If Springs 85 K«g». Eggs. strictly fresh, case „ count $11.25® 11.50 Butter. Creameries, Ist grade, 1b.... Creameries. 2d grade ®0 Process butter 48 Packing stock *• llutter I'ul. Direct 58 @B9 Station ■* Fruit. , Apples, Colo., box $2.00® 8.00 Vegetables. Beans, navy, cwt 8.50® 9.JJO Beans, pinto, cwt 6.00® 6.75 Beans, lima. lb. 22® .26 Beans, green, lb. 41® .45 Beans, wax, lb. 41® .46 Beets, new. ewi 3.00® 4.00 Caifc-Ots. new, cwt....... 3.504} 4,25 Cauliflower, lb •‘■B® **2 Celery, Colo 1.25® 2.25 Cucumbers, h. h.. d0z.... 3.25 0 4.60 Ledf lettuce, h. h., doz... .90® 1.10 Lettuce, head, doit 75® 1.00 Onions, Colo., cwt...... 8.50® 7.60 Potatoes, Colo Radishes, round, h. h 35 @ -’J? Radishes, long, h. h -800 -b5 Turnips, new, cwt 5.51) ® 6.00 HAY AND GRAIN. Grain. (Buying price, bulk, carloads, F. O. -B, Denver.) Corn, No. 3 yellow 8.10 Corn, No. 3 mixed 8.05 Oats, per cwt * • ♦ • Barley, per cwt **» u liny. f Timothy, No. 1, ton ■ • • f Timothy, No. 2. ton 24.50 South Park, No. 1, ton 25.00 South Park, No. 2, ton 23.50 Alfalfa, ton . 22.60 Second Bottom No. 1, ton 21.00 Second Bottom No. 2. ton 20.00 Straw IHVIH HIDES AND PELTS. \ DENVER PRICE LIST. Dry Flint Hides. Butcher, 16 lbs. and up 35c Butcher, under 16 lbs «oc Fallen, all weights 3.1 c Bulls and stags Culls lbc Dry salt hides, 6c per ib. less. Dry Flint Pelts. Wool pelts 85c Short wool pelts.... 30c Butcher shearings . -0 C No. 2 murrain shearings 10c Bucks, saddles, pieces of pelts.. 16c Green Salted Hides. Etc. Cured hides, 25 lbs. up. No. 1.. 18c Cured hides, 25 lbs. up. No. 2.. 170 Bulls, No. J3e Bulls. No. 2 JR* Glues, hides and skins 11c Kip, No. 1 Nip, No. 2... “® c Calf. NA. 1 C'r* If ° " r »0 Branded kip and calf, No. 1.... 18c Branded kip and calf. No. 2.... 17c Part cured hides, 2c per lb. less than cured. Green hides. 4c per lb. less than cu red. Green Sailed Horae ••Ides, No 1 $10.00011.00 No. 2 email@example.com Headless. 50c less. Ponies and glue 2.5005.00 METAL MARK RTS. r*oloredo j*«*Mlament prices: Bar silver, $1.26. Copper, pound. 19 0 20c. Bead. $9.25. Spelter, $8.42. Tungsten, per unit, $6.50015.00. EASTERN LIVE STOCK. At Chicago. Chicago.—Hogs—Top, $16.73; bulk, $15.00016.25: heavy. $14.60015.50: me dium, $15.10 @16.40; light. $15,600 16.40; light light, $14.80016.00; heavy packing sows, smooth, $13.00013.75; packing sows, rough, $12.75013.25; pigs, $13.00015.00. Cattle —Beef steers, medium and heavyweight, choice and prime, $13.75 @15.00; medium and good. $11,500 13.75: common, $10.00011.50; light weight, good and choice, $12.40014.25; common and medium. $9.75012.40; butcher cattle, heifers, $7.65013.75: cows, $7.50012.50; canners and cutters. $5.0007.50: veal calves. $13.75015.25; feeder steers, $9.00 011.65; stockers. $6.75011.75. Sheep—Lambs, 84 pounds down, SIB.OOO 20.75; culls and common, $14.75 @17.75; ewes, medium, good and choice. $11.00015.00; culls and common. $6.00 @10.75. Cash Grain in Chicago. Chicago.—Wheat—No. 1 Nortnern spring. $2.45.