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INSULTS U. S. MIN18TER OBJECTS TO VISIT FROM KNOX WHILE TOURING CENTRAL AMEAJCA. IRRED ff ~IS ~F~ THAT THE, CO, ~LOMBIAN MINISTER WILL ~E RECALLED. W~rm ~ew~aper Ualon News ~rv~ee. Washington.--A grave diplomatic altuat~n batwee~ ~ Untied States Ud Colombia has been preci~ hy the. publication of a letter which Sorter Pedro No10spina, ~e Co~mblan min- Ster, has written to Acting Secretary ~tu~ Wilson of the State De- l~artment, suggesting that It might be "//nopportune" for Secretary Knox to visit Colombia during his projected tour of Central America. The Colom- bian minlgtar, first dr~twlng attention tO the t~w~t that the ~lews are his own a~d ~ot Offlcial~ those of his govern- sent, seriously criticises the United Bta~es for not ahbmitting to arbitra. lion the differences with Colombia Inasmuch as the letter adml~t~ly is the personal expression of t~e minis- ter, R was received at the S~cate De. i~ment as a personal insult to this ~vernment. No action has been tak- mL but the incident is known to have stirred officials of the United States to Such an extent that the recall of the Colombian minister is expected. It Is believed a terminatio~ of dip- tomatio relations between this country and Colombia is in prospecL A~ting Secretary Wilson has ad. *vised Sorter Ospina of the probable fltnerary of Secretary Knox. What is ~id to have particularly aroused the ~eoe Rembian minister was a reference to Public of Panama In the Itiner- ary, a country whose independence Co- zomhia never has recognized. A t#ntative itinerary of Secretary Knox makes provision for a stop at Carta~ng, Colombia. on March 22. Government Gathering Evidence. Indianapolis, Ind.~Three kinds of evidence, it has been learned, are be- lug pre~pared by the government for ltl prosecution of the fifty-four men indicted in the dynamite conspiracy. It was stated by District Attorney Miller that all this evidence is to be corroborated by witnesses whose names are already known, The evi- dence chiefly IS: ternational Association of Bridge and L Iron workers, which, ac- charges in the indictments, President Frank M. Ryan, agents of local unions about "Jobs" to be blown up, a telephonic the government l~ad R~van's headquarters than three months and officials were mad transcrtbe confession, as a dynamlt- J. J. McNamara from June, 1907, his arreat lS~t Ap~. C(,sl Mlner~ Want New Contrat. for a s contract, On the oper- ators' answer h~ges the question ~on~. AcCOrding to a recent statement Is- sued by the attorney general all for- sign Insurance companies in Arizona, WhO ~d their annual fees prior to the territory as a~ be made de- suit to compel them to au- thOrize tl~em to do business in Ari. zone. If this was paid after the terri- MU~lerer Would Be 8hot. a~ked him his preference. NEWS TO DATE IN PARAGRAPHS ~ CAUGHT FROM THE NlrrWORK WIRE! ROUNO ABOUT THE WORLD,, 8POWr. m ~W~ldeat" Ferns of Kansas City and Cia~mce English of Omaha have hush matted for a fifteen-round bout at St. Joseph, Me. [ Carl Morris, the Oklahoma giant, [had the better of every round in a OP |ten ro~nd bout with Jim Stewart, the |Brooklyn heavyweight, in Brooklyn. | It is almost a certainty that the Jim |Flynn-Jack Johnson battle for the |heavyweight championship of the -- [American pugilist, and heavyweight ~IgCORO OF iMPORTANT EVENTS[champlon of England, defeated James CONDENSED FOR BUSY Barry, the Chicago heavyweight, on I points In a match of 20 rounds. PEOPLE. W~mter~ N~ws~ILrm~e Uaion News Service. WESTERN. The seal famln'~--ln Nome, Alaska, has been relieved by the army post there, which supplied the inhabitants with eighty-two tons. A Jury has ben obtained to try form- er Mayor Eugene ]9. Schmitz of San Francisco, accused of having bribed former Supervisor Wilson In the San Francisco gas rate case~ Aviator Horace F. Kearoey, after a mile a minute flight across the bay from Oakland, succe~fuUy threaded a maze of electric wires and landed in one of San Francisco's streets. Senator Guggenhelm introduced a ~ill providin~ that but forty acres of ~n enlarged homestead shall be culti- vated instead of eighty acres, as is provided for by the present Law. Members of Presbyterian churches in Chicago who bec~me disgruntled at the minister and refuse persistently to go to church for one year or more are to be placed on the suspended roll of the church and not allowed privileges of membership, The Seminole National bank, Semi. nolo, Gaines county, Tox., was robbed of $8,500 bY two mounted men, who rode up in front of the bank during the absence of the cashier and with drawn revolvers compelled the assist- ant cashier, to hand over all the money In sight. The robbers escaped. Presld~nt Taft has signed the proc- lamation admitting Arizona to state- hood. The inauguration of Governor Hunt was witnessed by many promi- nent people, including William J. Bry- an. The news was heralded by the explosion of forty~elght sticks of dyna- mite at Bisbee. Four persons were killed and nine injured at B~ngham, Utah, a mining camp near Salt Lake, when an engine hemilng three cam loaded with ore was derailed on a steep grade of the Cop- per Belt railroad and rolled 250 feet down the mountain side, crashing through the roofs of two of the prin* ~ipal buildings of the town. Dtscing snow is the latest employ- ment on the extensive sheep ranches In western North Dakota. For a time sheep men In that vicinity feared that thousands of sheep would perish because of unusually heavy snows followed by rains and thaws that crusted the snow so hard the sheep could not break through for forage. R. J. McArthur, owner of a vast ranch- ing out, it thought of the disc he uses on his fl~lds in: the summer and tried it on the crusted snow with such suc- cess that many ranchers are now at work dlscing the snow. Thousands of protested land en- tries in the West are to be taken in hand at once by the Interior Depart. sent and pushed toward settlement pursuant to an order i~sued by Sec- retary Fisher as result of pressure exerted by Representatives Taylor of Colorado and Moudell of Wyo~Ddg'of the House public land committee. Twenty-eight hundred entries in Co|o~ orado alone, some of which have been ~nder a cloud of the '0 vern~ out'a" ' rubber stamp" protest sYste~ for years are to be certified to the I2~d Office at once, with reason Why they have not bees examined by govern sent agents. WASHINGTON. The National League baseball schedule for 1912 has been adopted and made public. The schedule pro- vides for 154 g|~mes but the season will be three days ~ahorter than last year, beginning one day earlier and closing four day~ earlier. The season will open on April llth. Jack ("Twin") Sullivan of Boston the appointment of a nec~mor to th~ late Justice Harlan of the Supreme Court. Jud&e J. H. Knowles adjourned had called him a liar. % ~o~ptroller Murray has ordered that boards of directors 1~f national banks hereafter shall meet the federal bank examiners at every examination to discuss the affairs of the lnstitu. lons, especially thor loan~ and di~ counts. The twenty-five army po~ts which experts of the War Department advo- cate abolishing will not be provided for in the army appropriation bill now before the Hm~ By a vote of 59 to 15, money for their maintenance or repair was withdrawn. A reduction of $10,000 in the fund for barracks and quarters also was made. Undismayed by the small appropria- tion for carrying on aeronautics in the army, the War Department let contracts for five war aeroplanes. James K. Polk, Jr., direct descend- ant of President Polk and son of Paris, Texas. and Howard Morrow of Syracuse, fought ten rounds to a draw in Cleve- land. Morrow was a surprise, as he "got to" Sullivan frequently and ef- fectively. He had Sulllvan's eye and nose bleeding. Morrow's best work was in covering, avoiding many heavy blowL FOREIGN. After occupying the throne of China for nearly three centuries, the Manchu dynasty, represented by the child em- peror, Pu YI, abdicated. Three edicts were issued, the first proclaiming ab- dication; the second, dealing with the WEEK'S EVENTS IN COLORADO Western NcwsoaDer Union NeWS Service. COMING EVENTS IN COLORADO. March 4-$.~Western Slope W. ~_~T. U. Con ven~n~ ]St~t a. March 11-~Denver Automobile S~w. Denver. - April 29.--Democratic State Convention, Colorado Springs. May 6-11.~State Y. M. C. A. Convention. Pueblo. June 18-20.--State Sunday School Con- vention. Colorado Springs. June ll-July 19.--Summer Term. State Teachers' College, Greeley. Two Canneries for Grand Junction. Grand Junction. Grand Junction will have two canneries during the summer. Arthur Curri~ announced that he will start work at once upon one of them. The Zelgler Canning Company of Muscatine, Iowa, will ~tart work next week upon a large cannery here. Gavernor Appoints Delegates. Denver.~Gov. Shafroth has appoint- ed delegates to the annual meeting of the National Tax Association to be held in Des Moines, Sept. 3 to 6, 1912, as follows: S. H. Alexander of Den- ver, Ernest Barlow of Glenwood Springs, T. D. Foster of Cripple Creek, Sam P. McCoun of Pueblo, N. N. Smith of Grand Junction. Perjury Charge in Estes Case. Greeley.~The trial of Former Coun- ty Commissioner hates, charged with [orgery and false pretenses, took an anexpected and sensational turn when ,~, C. Stevens, the star witness for the 'establ.~shment of the republic, and the defense, was arrested and Jailed for third, urging the maintenance of perjury and a $500 roll of bills was I~ce and approving the conditions agreed upon by the lmperlal premier Yuan Shl Kal, and the republicans. reflex of the threatened national coal ~trlke wil go into effect Feb, 29 in Scotland, unless meantime the own. era accept the principle of a minimum wage for all men and boys employed underground, is seen in notices given by the blast furnace owners through. out Scotland to their workmen. The contracts of the workmen are thus ter- minated Feb. 29.- The furnace owners are of opinion that a national coal strike is inevitable. It will affect about 800,000 men. GENERAL. m Thomas A. Edison recently cele brated his sixty-fifth birthday and de- clares he feels only twenty-five. The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld the constitution~lity of the Greene Sheriff Nancy of ~lede county is the first and only wom- an sheriff in Missouri. She recently tOOk several prisoners to the peniten- tiary, John H. Phlpps, who recently cole- brated his one hundredth birthday, has been initiated into the Shenandoah, Is., lodge of Elks, making hlm the old- est Elk in the country. Charles W. Morse, the banker, who reached New York recently from the federal prison in Atlanta, (]~, follow- ing commutation of hta $1fteen-year sentence, has departed for ~pe on beard the steamship Kaiser Auguste Victoria, accompanied - only by his wife. More men were hanged in Chicago 1%bruary 16th than suffered death for throwing the Haymarket bomb in the anarchist riots of 1886~ Two murders caused five men to walk to the gal- lows and drop to their death through the trap, while four were hanged for the Haymarket bomb throwing. Lieut. Col. George W. Goethals, in charge of the work on the Panama canal, has a plan of his own to test "When the "of things are r~yr to send. a ship through, I'm going to pick out some old scow thWt has done good going to President That a perfect stranger could Walk into the National City. bank, of New ard 0il men and conducted under get the money and walk out again without being detected would be de- clared impossible bY nine out of ten men in" the flnanolal district, yet this is what happened in that great banking instltutio~ recently and all of the resources of William J. Burns and thePinkerton Detective agency, which have been retained by the American Bankers' Ammelation, have failed to ,find the slightest clue to the man who ~ed this trick on the most careful- ly cenducted banking institution in the world. :'hewn In court as the alleged bribe money passed by Stevens to William Tllton, his former partner. Initiative and Referendum Plan. Steamboat Sprlngs.~The Board of Trustees of Steamboat Springs has just passed an ordinance extending to the voters the powers of the initiative and referendum in reference to all leg- islative matters. The board took ad- vantage of the recently enacted con- stitutional amendment-which permit- ted the extension of these powers. It is claimed that Steamboat is the first incorporated town in the state to take arleen*age of the new clause of the ~tate constitution, The initiative pow- ers of the people provide for a petition signed by eight per cent of the legal voters, while the referendum can only be invoked By ten per cenL All vot- ing under the referendumand initiative shall be at the general mu5icipal ele,'- lion. Hereafter ordinances of the town will not take effect until thirty days after their adoption and passage, dur- ing which time the referendum can be ordered. New Law Would Aid Farmers. Meeker.~Should the bill now pend- ing before Congress, providing for the ;eduction ~rom five years to three of the time required by the governmen~ in whivh to prove up on homestead fil- ings, become a law, its benefit to this section will be untold. All over the Western slope are dry farmers with large families~poor men without a dollar except what they earn during, the six months' vacation previously granted them out of each year--who, after the five years" continual real. denco clause went into effect, were able to retain their holdings only with the greatest difficulty, and in a num- ber of instances, suffered ~'ant and privation. Each of these men, under this new ruling, will be able to take enough time from his own place to earn money during the busy seaso~ to carry his family through the rest of the year, and also help materially in making improvements on the home ranch. The new ruling will also in. duce many prospective settlers to take up land ~ho had been frtglitened by the stringency of the /l~easure now in operation. Farmers Fight Tariff Reductlon~ Denver.--The report of the sugar beet committee of the Farmers' Edu- cational and Cooperative Union of Colorado was embodied tn a resolution offered before the annual meeting In the Albany hotel. More than 100 del- egates from the various chapters of the union throughout the state attend. ed the gathering, which closed follow- ing the election of officers and a ban- Last September the northern dis- trict board of the union selected a committee of six, of which three were to present the conditions under which Colorado farm- ers raise sugar beets, in relation to the proposed downward revision of the tariff. According to the resolution submit- ted, the committee proved to the sat- isfactio~ of their hearers in Washing- ton that the average yield per acre was 10~4 tons, and that the average price paid for the beets is $5.50, and that this barely allows the beet grow- er to break better than even on hi~ crops. 'in nort Highway As~molation Organized. Colorado Sprlngs.~At an organisa- tion meeting of the directors of the new Lincoln Highway Association, President Curtis presiding, most of the twelve counties thr0ugh" which the pro- posed central route in Colorado to Kansas City will pass were represent- ed. A constitution and by-laws were adopted and a plan of campaign to se- cure finances approved. This makes each county a member at a fee of $50 each, and prOvides for associate memberships at $1 each. LITTLE COLORADO ITEMS. Small Happenings Occurring Over the 8tare Worth While. Western NewsDaner Union News Service. A baseball club has been organized at Longmont. Denver Elks are preparing a real winter carnival. Snow is rapidly disappearing in the vicinity of Meeker. Denver showed a gain in building operations during January. A fire bug is said to be busy in the Bessimer addition of Pueblo. Denver Automobile show will be held m Denver March 11 to 16. Loveiand has every prospect of hav- ing an up-to-date, modern hotel. On the 15th of February Rio Blanco county was twenty-three years old. Hugh Fegan, eighty, one of the old- est citizen in Boulder county, is dead. Western slope convention cf W. C. T. U. will be held in Delta March 4 to 6. At Kersey a commercial club will be organized by farmers and business men. In La Plata county in 1911 there were 83 marriages, 20 divorces and 173 births. Dr. H. F. Dunkel, for thirty years a resident of Gunnison, dled suddenly in that city. A box factory IS to be erected at Pueblo and started by the middle of the summer. The Yampa Commercial Club has been organized by the business men of that place. The Douglas Irrigation Company, capitalized at $213,000, has been incor- porated at Greeley. A new Sunday closing ordinance has been passed by the City Council of Colorado Springs. Oil in commercial quantities has been struck near Vernal and the ex- citement is high. The twelfth district convention of the W. C. T. U. will be held in Salida Feb- ruary 29 to March I. Owing to the illness of Judge Shu- mate, District Court at Meeker will not open until March 4. George Kennedy, aged fifteen, was run down by an automobile in Den- ver and fatally injured. Eddie Johnson of Pueblo and Mike Malone o~ Denver has been matched to fight at Walsenburg February 29. The first session of the Routt County Teachers' Association was beld recently at Steamboat Springs. The existence of a ward at the ~tate penitentiary for the treatment of dope fiends has been revealed. Three men were sen~ to jail for thir- ty days and fined $100 each and co~ts on a charge of bootlegging at Boulder. All but two of the Palisade land- wners havb signed the contract for the right-of-way for the highllne canal Sam Coco, foreman of the steel works at Pueblo, was ambushed and ~hot twice by supposed Black Hand- ere. The Arkansas Valley Railway, Light and Power Company have plans corn` pleted for a four-story building in Pu- eblo. Rev. D. K. Roberts, for the past eight years pastor el the Welsh Pres- byterian church in Denver, has re- signed. The voters of Elbert county want the question of erecting a $20,000 court house at Klowa submitted to the peo- ple. Following his conviction for bootleg- ging at Fort Morgan, L. P. Pitney was given 150 days In jail and fined $500 and costs. The Boulder post, G. A. R., has be- gun plans for the entertainment of the Grand Army encampment there May FREE I want every perso~ who is bilious, consti- pated or has any stem- ~ch or liver .~ilment to send for ~ free p~cka~ of my Paw-Paw PIII~, I Want to prove the# they positively cure In, digestion, Sour etom~ ash, Belching, Wlnd~ He&de.oh e, Nervoua~ ne~, Sleeplessness and ~re an infallible CUN fo~onstipa tion~ ~od~ this I ~m willing to ffive mnUons of free pael~ ages. I ~k. all the risk. Sold by druggists for ~ cents ~ "~lal. For free p~ckage addres~ Prof. Munch, 53rd & Jefienmn Sts., Phlladelphi~ Pa AND COUNTERS You Minus, Qum'ynv~ Panne~ ,.and Yo. ~ Do lkavy' Wor~ meshoes. "-'ourshee d~mr sells work sho~ ~h ~ese ..b~b alia. chad.-- .or s. ~l~htr can quickly s~acn mere. tz Four sealer ~m~ m]DD]ll~L wr~s o~tw~ ~ ~ "- -- Plans for Tuberouloais Day. Sermons on the prevention of con- sumption will be preached in thou. sands of churches on April 28, which the National Association for the Study and Prevention of Tuberculosis has setasldeas Tuberculosis day. Last year -- out of 200,000 churches in the United States, over 50,000 observed Tubercu- losis daY, and millions of churchgoers were told about this disease from the pulpit. This year will be the third observation of Tuberculosis day. Plans are being ~e to have the gospel of health preached more widely than ever before. The movement will be pushed through the 600 anti-tube~cu- losis associations allied with the na- tional &sseciation and through the boards of health, women's clubs and other organizations In hundreds of cities and towns throughout the coun- try. Through these various bodies the churches wlH be reached and In- terested in the tuberculosis campaign. WHAT HE WAS DOING. 14, 15 and 16. "Did you fall, my Boa?" SchOOl teachers of El Paso, Teller, ~aw! 'Course I didn't! rm Jest Douglas and Elbert cotmtiea will hold takin' a mud b~h by me doctor's or- their annual institute in Colorado Springs July 22. The government has discont~ued the handling of mall on Sunday over several hundred miles of star routes in northwestern Colorado. The Colorado Pacific Development" Company, the largest operator in the Rangley oli field, near Meeker, has suspended operations. Guy H. Ward, manager of the Ster- ling Lumber & Investment Company's yard at Merino, has been arrested on a charge of embezzleme~L The Weld County Commercial Club will supervise the work of securing complete and accurate statistics of every farm in. the county. Colorado's Stationary Engineers' Association will celebrate its twenty- ninth anniversary in Denver with a ball and reception. At the second annual meeting of the Prowers County Good Roads Asso- ciatiQn interest In the Santa Fe Trail highway was aroused anew. The electric light and power line, being constructed from Pueblo through the Arkansas valley, will be ready for operation In the spring. Reports from White River City, twen- ty miles from Meeker, say wolves, coy- otes and bob cats are numerous and that the farmers are feeding them strychnine. . The Reclamation Service has award. ed a contract for 15,000 barrels of cement for use on the Grand Vallcy and Uncompahgre reclamation proJ. cots. Five new high schOOls have been added to the accredited list by faculty "senate of the University of Colorado. They are Brush, Cheyenne Wells, Flor- ence, Fruits and Palisade From Our Ovens To Your Table Untouched by human Post Toasfies --the aristocrat of Ready. to-Serve food~ A table dainty, made of white Indian corn--present. ins delicious flavour and wholesome nourishment in new and appetizing form. The steadily increasing sale of this food" speaks volumes in behalf of its excellence. 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