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VOL. 21. THE WORLD IN PARAGRAPHS A BRIEF RECORD OF PASSING EVENTS IN THIS AND FOR EIGN COUNTRIES. 4 ✓ IN LATE DISPATCHES DOINGS AND HAPPENINGS THAT MARK THE PROGRESS OF THE AGE. Western Newspaper Union News Service. WESTERN. State Auditor Gordon of Missouri received from A. J. Thedick of Fres no, Cal., a claim for $76,000,000 from the escheat fund of the state of Mis souri. * A jury was sworn, the government stated its case and the taking of testi mony was begun at San Francisco in the first of the Diggs-Caminetti white slave trials. General Felix Diaz and his atten dants took a long ride over the boule vards at Seattle, Wash. The general declined to discuss the Mexican situa ) tion or his mission to Japan. James Combs, aged twenty-six, engi neer helper at the Norfolk, Nebr., electric light plant, was instanlty killed by falling on a live wire. Combs went there a month ago from Sterling, Colo. John Dendt, a clammerer, who found a pearl of fifty grains while at work in the Mississippi river near Lansing, la., being ignorant of the val ue of the pearl, sold it to a Chicago buyer for S2O. At midnight Sunday, California’s alien land act, the subject of dip lomatic interchanges between United States and Japan, and 685 other bills passed by the last Legislature, be came effective. James Cardinal Gibbons formally opened the twelfth annual cohvention of the American Federation of Catho lic societies at Milwaukee with a cele bration of pontifical high mass at St John’s cathedral. Alter a trial lasting an entire week at Rawlins, Melville Davis, twenty-one years old, was found guilty of man slaughter in the second degree for killing his sister, Mrs. Frank Ryder at Fort Steele, Wyo„ November 16, 1912. The honeymoon of Prince Stanis laus Sulkowski and his bride of a fort night, who was Miss Marie Louise Freese, daughter of a Los Angeles millionaire, has become a game of hide and seek between the prince and deputy United States marshals of two states. Governor Samuel M. Ralston of Indianapolis, started on the first vaca tion he has ever had—and the gover nor is fifty-six years old. He will spend two weeks in Massachusetts at the summer home of Thomas Taggart, Democratic national committeeman from Indiana. WASHINGTON. The $50,000,000 of the federal fund about to be deposited in the national banks of the West and South to assist in moving crops will be increased to $150,000,000 if necessary. Concert of action by the principal powers of the western hemisphere, the United States, Brazil, Argentina and Chili, on the Mexican situation, w r as urged in a public statement by Representative Kahn of California. The trade of the United States in the last fiscal year was greater than in any previous year. Figures just compiled show that it was $4,275,000,- 000, greater by $121,000,000 than last year’s record of exports and imports. The balance in favor of the country this year was $653,000,000. The ex ports exceeded those of 191®'by $261,- 500,000, w’hile the imports increased by only $159,700,000. In its recent order for substantial reduction of eastbound commodity rates between Colorado and Chicago common points, the Interstate Com merce Commission also gave notice to the railroads that they must present for approval, not later than October 1, 1913, a modified schedule of rates on specific commodities from Chicago and the Mississippi and Missouri riv ers, to common points in Colorado. John Lind holds the key to the Mexican situation. On his report to President Wilson depends the future action of the United States in that troubled republic. This was the one dominant note sounded, w r hen the con ference between President Wilson and the Senate foreign relations com mittee broke up. And there will be no action until Lind, in his official po sition as adviser to the American em bassy, reports to the president the ex act conditions as he finds them. THE WINSLOW M FOREIGN. The peace treaty between the Bal kan states was signed at Bucharest, Rumania. News reached Lima, Peru, that an earthquake destroyed t he Peruvian towns of Caraveli and Quicacha. A conference between John Lind and Dr. William Hale, the two repre sentatives in the Mexican republic of President Wilson, took place aboard the battleship Uouisiana. N. A. Jennings and Marvin Ferree, two American newspaper correspon dents, were arrested at Mexico City and they are held by order of the minister of the interior. A verdict of manslaughter "was re turned by a coroner’s jury against, Benjamin Jewell whose seven-year old daughter died of diphtheria while under Christian Science treat ment at London. The announcement Is madq in a telegram from Bucharest, Rumania, that Bulgaria has waived claim to the port of Kavala on the Aegean sea. If true, this concession greatly improves prospects for lasting peace. So much interest J?as been taken in the question of rights of Japanese women that important publications have gathered a symposium of views of prominent men. The great major ity favor an extension of privileges to women. Wilber T. Gracey, United States consul at Progresso, in the state* of Yucatan has requested that the United States gunboat Wheeling, which is patrolling the lower gulf coast, be sent to Progresso, where Americans are in danger. Emperor William at Berlin, con ferred the Grand Cross of the Order of the Red Eagle on the Rumanian premier, Titu Mjoresco, president of the.Ralkan peace conference at Buch arest, in recognition of service lo the cause of peace. SPORT. STANDING OF WESTERN LEAGUE. CLUBS. Won. Lost. Pet. Denver 71 41 .637 Des Moines 64 46 .580 St. Joseph 56 55 .505 Lincoln 55 55 .500 Omaha 55 58 JS7 Sioux City 50 60 .455 Topeka 49 60 .450 Wichita 43 69 .384 A five-round bout between a bantam hen and a jackrabbit was “pulled off” at a meeting of Dover, Colo., county farmers. The hen won. Colonel F. S. Cody, the famous An glo-American aviator, was killed in an aeroplane a|6ciden| at Aldershot, Eng., and a passenger he was carrying also met death. The endurance contest, consisting of a 200 mile run in ten hours with out a motor stop, inaugurated by the Denver Motor club, will be launched Saturday, August 23. William M. Johnston, the boy lawn tennis wonder from California, won his place in the final round of the New York state championship tourney on the turf courts of the Crescent Ath letic Club at Bay Ridge. A large crowd thoroughly enjoyed the fine racing program at the Den ver City park track of the Gentlemen’s Driving and Riding club. Wilma B, owned and driven by Dr. H. E. Peters, made two sensational finishes in the 2:20 trot, just nosing out Horace G. under the wire. Herry G. Legg of the Minnikahda club, Minneapolis, Minn., won his seventh cup emblematic of the cham pionship of the Minnesota State Golf Association when he defeated Dudley Mudgc of White Bear, at the thirteenth annual tournament at Minneapolis. The final score was nine up and eight to play. | GENERAL. Cardinal Gibbons says suffrage is certain to come to women. An earthquake shock occurred at Lake Placid, N. Y., followed by a drop in temperature of sixteen degress. The vibration was brief but sharp. As a result of their activity in the recent telephone operators’ and wait ers’ strikes, the St. Louis police will be excluded from the Labor Day pa rade, it was announced by union lead ers. Narragansett society folks are sat isfied that all or virtually all of Mrs. John H. Hanan’s jewels, which were stolen from her rooms in her Ocean Road home, Shoreacres, on the night of July 25, have been found. Governor Sulzer of New' York, the especial target of animos ity, admitted that he had' applied cer tain campaign contributions to his | personal use, but that he afterwards reimbursed the fund to the full | amount. General Edward F. Jones (“Jones of Binghamton’ ) one of the few survi ving leaders of the Civil war, is dying at his home in Binghampton, N. Y. He suffered a stroke of apoplexy, lapsing into a coma from which the physicians say he cannot emerge. WINSLOW, NAVAJO COUNTY, ARIZONA, AUGUST GOLDEN STRUCK BY CLOUDBURST i DENVER CAR DODGES ACROSS BRIDGE AS IT SINKS—HALTS ON THE VERY BRINK. DAMAGE IS $15,000 LIGHTNING SHOCKS GIRL-FARMS OVERFLOWED AND RESI DENCES DAMAGED. Western N< wspaper Union News Service. Golden, Colo. —A cloudburst, attend ed by lightning and thunder, south of Golden caused a fifteen-foot wall of water to rush, swirling and raging, down Kinney’s run, sweeping through fine residences and places of business, tearing out bridges and inundating truck gardens in the lowlands towards Denver. The downpour lasted for an hour and a half. Miss Ruby Kalabaugh was stunned by a bolt of lightning. The loss to truck gardens and farms has not been calculated. Estimates place the damage to residences, busi nesses and bridges at $15,000. A Denver and Interurban car, load ed with sixty persons, passed over one bridge a few moments before it went crashing into the raging torrent. It stopped just short of a second bridge before it slid into the water. Police and residents of Golden rode into the flood waters and succeeded after some time in rescuing all occu pants of the car. The residences of S. T. Shipman and George Kellum, two of the finest in Golden, were deluged. With the first intimations of a floe farmers and truck raisers in the low lands sought higher ground. Water main and sewer connections were broken and the city was without electric light until 8 o’clock. REPRESENT BRITISH PRIORITY. Grand Master Melish Given Signal and Unique Honor on Visit to English Conclave. Denver, Aug. 12. —Armed with cre dentials bearing tne autograph signa ture of the Duke of Connaught, Wil liam B. Melish, grand eminent com mander of the Knights Templar of America, will at the grand ball on Thursday evening officially represent the Grand Priory of England and Wales at the conclave now in session here. Sir Knight Melish will appear at this ball in the uniform of the or der in Great Britain, and this will be the first time that this uniform has ever been worn at any conclave in this country. “Immediately after I give up the of fice of grand commander of the Knights Templar of this country I am going to step into the uniform of the Knights of England, and become the representative of that country,” de clared Melish. The honor of being ap pointed special representative for the Grand Priory of England and Wales conferred upon Melish is the first that has ever been given a knight of this country. Lind’s Arrival Sign of Peace. Washington, Aug. 12. —The safe ar rival in Mexico City of John Lind, per sonal representative and officially des ignated adviser to the American em bassy, ended some tense moments in the Mexican situation. Administra tion officials look forward hopefully to a favorable reception of their ef forts to suggest measures of peace in ending the struggle between the con tending factions in Mexico. Threatened Outbreak Squelched. Washington.—Another threatened outburst in the Senate over the Mexi can situation was squelched by em phatic disapproval from Republicans and Democrats, who joined in declar ing that the Senate should not, by dis cussion, lend weignt to any efforts to intensify feeling in Mexico. Confesses Killing Friend. Braymer, Mo. —William J. Collins, twenty-two, according to county of ficers, confessed that be killed his friend, John P. Benson, formerly an attorney of Braymer, and burned the body in the Benson shanty on a claim near Clemens, Alberta, Canada, last May, after taking SI,BOO from the clothing. Hoggatt Named cn State Land Board. Denver. —Volney T. Hoggatt of Den ver was appointed registrar of the State Land Board by Governor Elias M. Ammons to succeed Dr. B. L. Jef ferson, who resigned a month ago to become United States minister to Nic aragua. FEDERAL CROP REPORT SHOWS 300,000,000 BUSHEL LOSS IN CORN FROM HEAT. Winter Wheat Yield Greater than Ever Before Known—Spring Wheat Below Expectations. Western Newspaper Union News Service. Washington.—A loss of 300,000,- 000 bushels of grain, the nation’s greatest farm crop, has resulted from the great damage wrought by drought and other conditions since July 1, the government’s agricultural experts estimated in their August report. A total production of 2,072,000,000 bush els of corn was predicted. This is 452,000,000 bushels less than last year’s cop. The general condition of corn was placed at 75.8 per cent of a normal, compared with 86.9 on July 1. Kan sas was hit hardest, the condition there having been reduced from 81 per cent in July to 30 per cent August 1. Oklahoma came next with a con dition of 44 against .37 in July, and Nebraska reported 67 against 91 July 1. These three states have almost 19 per cent of the total area planted to corn this year. A bright spot in the monthly grain report were the preliminary statistics showing a production of 511,000,000 bushels of winter wheat. This is the 'greatest harvest of wheat ever gathered in the United States, ex ceeding the record crop of 1902 by 10,- 000,000 bushels. The figures exceeded by 28,000,000 the estimate made by the department in July. Spring wheat, too, was given an in creased estimate of production, it be ing 15,000,000 bushels more than the July estimate, the total being placed at 233,000,000 bushels. With the bumper winter wheat crop and a fair ly good spring wUeat production, the total harvest of all wheat is esti mated at 744,000,000 bushels. A crop this size would place the year’s pro duction second only to the record crop of 1901, when 748,000,000 bushels were produced. The harvest of white potatoes, it is estimated, will be smaller by 82,000,- i 000 bushels than tne crop of 1912. A total of 339,000,000 bushels is esti mated. Condition of spring wheat and corn on August l with comparison and tHe preliminary estimates of the acre yield in bushels, quality per cent and total production in bushels of winter wheat, by principal states follow: SPRING WHEAT. Ten-year STATES. 1913. 1912. Av. North Dakota .... 68 94 77 Minnesota 85 89 82 South Dakota .... 65 85 80 Washington 87 87 81 CORN. Illinois 72 79 83 lowa 85 89 83 Nebraska 67 79 81 Kansas 30 73 76 Missouri 70 81 80 Texas 79 75 76 Oklahoma 44 65 73 Indiana 84 80 84 Georgia 87 75 88 Ohio 90 81 S 4 Kentucky 72 83 86 Tennessee 77 81 87 Mississippi 85 79 84 North Carolina.... 87 86 86 South Dakota 92 83 85 Arkansas 80 80 82 Minnesota 95 83 82 South Carolina.... 86 79 84 Virginia 88 85 86 Louisiana 88 81 84 Michigan S 6 73 80 Wisconsin 90 81 81 Pennsylvania 87 80 86 WINTER WHEAT. Pro- STATES. Yield. duetion. Qual. Kansas 13.0 86,515,000 92 Nebraska 18.6 58.106.000 93 Missouri 17.1 39,586,000 96 Illinois 18.7 41,963,000 96 Indiana 18.5 39,534,000 97 Ohio 18.0 34.326.000 95 Oklahoma 10.0 16,380,000 83 Pennsylvania . 17.0 21.862,000 90 Washington . . 27.0 28,098,000 97 Michigan 15.3 12,714.000 94 Virginia 13.6 10,064.000 93 Kentucky 13.6 9,765.000 96 Tennessee .... 12.0 8,208.000 96 Texas 17.5 11.812.000 89 Maryland 13.3 8,073,000 87 North Carolina 11.7 7,055.000 95 Oregon 21.4 11.599.000 97 Montana 25,6 13,261.000 95 New York 20.0 6,700.000 96 lowa 23.4 7,816.000 96 rdaho 27.4 9,069.000 95 California 14.0 3,822,000 87 REGISTER FOR 1,044,000 ACRES. ' Wilson Opens Montana Indian Reser vation; Lane One in Nebraska. Washington.—President Wilson, by proclamation, has authorized the dis posal, under the registration plan, of about 1,000,000 acres of surplus land within the Fort Peck Indian reserva tion, northeastern Montana. All appli cations for registration must be sworn to and presented at Glasgow, Great Falls, Havre or Miles City, Montana, between September Ist and 20th. Secretary Lane of the Interior De partment has issued regulations au thorizing the disposal, under the reg istration plan, of about 44,000 acres of land within the former Fort Nio brara military reservation, Nebraska. Applications must be presented at Valentine, Neb., between October 13th and 25th. Hangs Self With Woman's Stocking. Colorado Springs.—Preferring death to a probable term in the penitentiary John Somplaski, thirty-five years old, hanged himself in the jail at Leadville with his necktie and a woman’s stock ing, a pair of which he wore. AIL 6, 1913 ■ LITTLE ARIZONA ITEMS. Important Happenings Occurring Ove ' the State Mentioned Briefly. » tV estern Newspaper Union News Service. The new M. E. church at Duncan Is nearly completed. The Arizona State fair will be held 1 at Phoenix, Nov. 3-8. The total valuation of the state for tax purposes is near $370,000,000. George Beebe, ten years old, suf fered a broken arm in a runaway at . Tucson. The new Masonic temple at Globe will be ready for occupancy about Sept. Ist. Articles of incorporation of the Rap id Transit Company of Phoenix have been filed with the corporation com mission. ; A rousing welcome was given E. M. Dickerman by Tucson Elks when he returned from the national convention at Rochester. Nathan T. News of Tucson was sen tenced to the penitentiary for a term of from one to fourteen years. He pleaded guilty to forgery. Dr. W. A. Baker has been appoint ed a member of the dental examining board for a term ending January 1, 1917, by Governor Hunt- Getting a hunter’s instead of a mar riage license at Mamonomee, Wis., de layed the wedding of Robert Connell of Prescott and Miss Bonnell for ten days. The members of the Blue Lodge of Masons at Phoenix are planning the erection of a SIOO,OOO four-story com bination mercantile building and Ma sonic temple. The golden harvest of the alfalfa seed crop is being threshed in the Yuma valley and stories of phenome nal yields are coming in with each recurring day. At the meeting of the board of su pervisors at Tombstone H. H. Hotch kiss, superintendent of schools of Co chise county, tendered his resignation to the board. Considerable headway in the organ ization of the Northern Arizona Fair Association was made at an enthusias tic session of the enlarged Chamber of Commerce fair committee at Pres cott. A total of $6,858.02, the amount re maining of the enabling act fund after all disbursements had been made, ac cording to law, has been turned over by Governor Hunt to the State Board of Control. No movement to refer the eight hour law for women has developed and the classes of business affected by it are disposed not to offer opposi tion. The law will go into effect Au gust 17. C. H. Brabbin, twenty-six years old, was instantly killed at Douglas when in tapping a parallel circuit at the C. & A. smelter he grasped two live wires believing one to be dead, and thus completed the circuit. While engaged in chloriding in the old deserted Tripple X mine three miles from Tombstone Louis Larnbar bi. aged fifty-three, a miner and old time resident, was killed by the cave in of a stope. Claiming that he had had trouble with his wife of four months because she would not allow him to share his trunk with her, Juan Espinosa, a sec tion hand on the E. P. & S. W., living about one mile east of Douglas, delib erately went home from his work, sc it is stated, and shot his wife, the bul let entering the left temple and emerg ing from the right side of her face. The $175,000 estate of William J. Palms of Tucson was divided half and half between Mrs. Vera Brabb and Palms' relatives by agreement. Arthui J. Lacy, the Detroit lawyer who drew the will and put in a bill for $47,000 gets nothing, except what Mrs. Brabb may choose to pay him. N. E. Plumer. the executor received $3,000 and John B. Wright, Plumer’s attorney, $5,000, Chas. Schmidt, the well-known mine owner, operating near Alto on the S, F. P. & P. railway to the west of Pres cott, about five miles, had a miracu lous escape from death on Thursday afternoon by a cave-in from four tc five tons of rock, while working alone in the shaft. The timely appearance of his partner, however, saved Schmidt from what would have been death by suffocation. Charles M. Osborne, secretary of the State Board of Prison Control, went to Benson to investigate charges of brutality against A. L. Harper, superintendent of Arizona reform school, which, if sustained, Governor Hunt says will result in the removal of Harper. Twelve boys were lashed twenty-five times with a strap on June 28. Another lad received forty five lashes and another 107 lashes. Robert Gray, eighteen, of Douglas, who was one of the boys beaten, made the charge. Over a telephone Harper admitted that the boys were whipped with straps and said that the beat ings were to discipline them for con spiring to tie the superintendent in his office, abstract official papers and escape. SECOND SECTION WILSON DETECTS LOBBY FOB WAR PERSONS UNKNOWN TO HIM TRY ING TO FORCE U. S. TO FIGHT MEXICO. LIND REACHES CAPITAL OPENS OFFICE IN EMBASSY BUILDING—NO ATTEMPT TO HARM HIM. Western Newspaper Union News Service. Washington.—President Wilson let it be known that he was inclined to believe there was an organized desire —proceeding from sources unknovm to him—to bring on a war between the United States and Mexico. The President does not regard the move ment as extensive, but as very troublesome and referred to misrep resentations in some individual news papers. He indicated that lie shared somewhat the views of Senator Wil liams, who declared in a speech that an organized lobby existed to involve the United States in war. There is no occasion for alarm, in the opinion of the President who told callers that within the last forty-eight hours the Mexican situation had im proved materially. It was made clear by the President to those with whom he discussed the situation that the in structions to John Lind, Tus personal representative, were chiefly to in-, form the American government how. things stood generally in Mexico and just what were the opportunities for the good offices of the United States in the interest of peace. Lind Opens Office. Mexico City. Ex-Governor John Lind, the personal envoy of President Wilson in Mexico City, installed him self in temporary office at the United States embassy as unofficial adviser to the American charge d’affaires. Nelson O’Shaughnessy. Mr. Lind passed several hours in close confer ence with the charge, discussing the difficulties of the Mexican nation, for which he, it is alleged, brings a pan acea. London Press Comment. London. —In an editorial the Daily Graphic says: “The mission of John Lind to Mex ico has all the disadvantages of med dlesomeness without the advantages of intervention. It can have no ter rors for President Huerta because no force is behind it, and prudent men will be thankful if it only fails de cently.’’ The Times editorially agrees that President Wilson is acting entirely within his rights and says that it would be a good policy on the part of the Mexican government to listen to Mr. Lind’s representations in the spirit in which they are made and not irritate American opinion by stickling about punctilio. “Greatest Decorations I Ever Saw.” Denver. —George M. Moulton is a past grand master of the Knights Templar. Therefore he is competent tc talk about decorations. And when he says that the splendor of Denver outdoes the most gorgeous of previ ous displays, Denverites may well rub their palms and laugh a laugh of joy in work well done. Twelve Thousand Plume 3 in Parade. Denver, Aug. 12. —Following the “Cross and Crown” emblazoned ban ner of their order, 12,000 plumed and uniformed Knights Templar marched through the streets'of Denver in the most spectacular event of the entire triennial conclave. Thousands Attend Opening Services. Denver. —A fitting inauguration of the greatest conclave ever held by the Knights Templar was the divine ser vices in the Auditorium Sunday after noon. Five thousand persons packed the immense building. The services were in charge of Bishop John M. Wal den of Cincinnati, grand prelate of the grand encampment, assisted by Rev. John Wallis Ohl of Denver, grand prelate of the Grand Commandery of Colorado. It was the event of the day. auspiciously opening with earnest re ligious spirit the great conclave in Denver. Two Americans Honored. Paris. —Two Americans, William M. Fullerton and Charles F. Beach, have been made chevaliers of the Legion of Honor. They were proposed by M. Pichon, the French minister of foreign affairs. Thirteen .-Canal Employes Killed. Colon. —Thirten men were killed by an unexpected slide at the Portobelle quarry, which completely buried a steam shovel near which they wer® working. NO. 18.