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1911: Resolutions on silver

DENVER, April 28 ” What is said to be one of the most constructive pieces of legislation introduced in the state senate since its opening, was launched yesterday when Senator W. H. Twining of Aspen introduced a resolution which, if passed, will be a great boost, it is said to the silver mining industry of the state.

The postal savings bank system is the nucleus around which the gist of the resolution hovers.

The purpose of the resolution is to rejuvenate silver mining in Colorado and other silver producing states.

The Moffat tunnel bill which is in the senate on third reading, in all probability will be passed this afternoon and submitted to the house for concurrence with the recently ordered amendments.

This morning was utilized in arguments on the constitutionality of the measure. It was the consensus of opinion at the close of these arguments that the bill would be passed this afternoon.

In the event it is enacted and signed by the governor it will be referred to the people under the initiative and referendum. If adopted at the general election, bonds to the amount of four million dollars will be floated by the state.

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KANSAS CITY, April 26 ” Dr. B.C. Hyde, under life sentence of imprisonment for the murder of Col. Thomas H. Swope, was released from the county jail today on a writ of habeas corpus granted by the seven judges of the circuit court here.

In the opinion of the court the majority of the evidence on which the physician was convicted was circumstantial and there was a reasonable doubt of the prisoner’s guilt.

The opinion rendered also takes into consideration the fact that Judge Ralph S. Lapshaw, trial judge, had once admitted Dr. Hyde to bond. This bond was revoked during the trial of the murder case and Hyde committed to the county jail.

After the reading of the decision this morning, the bail of Dr. Hyde was set at $50,000. Had Dr. Hyde’s release been deferred until tomorrow, the period of his incarceration in jail would have been exactly a year.

In the opinion in which the Hyde case was reversed and remanded for a new trial, the supreme court declared that Judge Lapshaw was in error in revoking the bond.

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