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THE ARGUSi, THURSDAY. APRIL 16, 1908.
DENVER'S VAST HALL
Where Democratic National Convention Will Be
V Held Extensive Seating Capacity. : ' - ,
" Costing $550,000, seating 12,500 peo
ple, containing probably the most per
fect heating and ventilating system of
,ny public building In the world, Den
ver's monster Auditorium .will throw
open Its doors June 27 to welcome the
long list of conventions tq be held in
Denver this sunitner; amohg- which
will be the Democratic national con
; The building. is 260 by. 2X) feet in di
mensions and is of the height of a five
story building. Its seating capacity is
larger than Madison Square Garden In
New York, which holds 12,000 people;
the great Coliseum in Chicago, where
the Republican convention is ' to be
lfceld In June, which holds 11.011 peo
jple, or the Mormon tabernacle in Salt
(Lake City, which seats 10,000. There.
, jare twenty-four exits, including 240
linear feet of exit space, and the build
ing can be emptied in two minutes.
. Two flfteen-foot fans at one end of
the building send air between steam
pipe colls; throughout the house. Each
,coll contains 1,800 feet of pipe. Mid
,way in the Auditorium two fans ten
feet in . diameter will send , the - air
" through the remainder of the house.
''An exhaust fan will draw the foul air
from below where it lies on the floor
and expel it f rom . the ' building. ; In
- .summer the heating apparatus is turn
ed into a' cooling plant' by filling the
i coils of pipe with cold water instead
DENVER AUDITORIUM, SCENE
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of steam. . This system of ventilation,
beating and cooling is said to be the
most perfect of any public building in
- One of they great objections to -ordinary
lighting methods in large build
ings is the constant buzzing and snap
ping of the immense arc lights-' which
furnish illumination. In the Denver
Auditorium fourteen immense cluster
lamps will be set In the ceiling, giving
out n steady radiance, of 1,280 candle
power each, which will do away wth
the annoyance ordinarily caused by arc
lights. There will also be 10,000 small
er lamps arranged about various parts
of the building. The Auditorium is
constructed entirely of fireproof ma
terial and will be the meeting place of
scores of great national conventions
evetfyear. ; This is the first time a
national political convention has been
held in Denver, but the frequency with
which that city Is chosen by the large
fraternal bodies, such as the Elks,
Eagles; Knights Templars, the Grand
Army of the Republic and other similar
organizations, as their meeting place
required the construction of an Im
mense assembly hall for their enter
tainment ' . , v-
"Snow and flowers intermingled In
midsummer is a sensational feature
tbat-Will be. seen . in Denver at the
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meeting ; of the Democratic' national
convention, which meets ttiere July 7,"
said ft resident of. Denver who recently
returned" from a trip through Colorado.
'There are vast fields of snow, within
sixty miles of Denver, and these will
be drawn1 upon for several carloads
each day for the purpose of furnishing
a sensational feature to the; conven
tion. There "are also thousands of
acres of flowers from which countless
blooms will be gathered, and these .will
be used as a contrast with the snow.
"Suowin midsummer Is a phenomenon
that is found only in Colorado. During
the month of July the flowers ".which
giow wild in the Rocky mountains are
seen in their greatest profusion, and
the convention hall ' will be made a
bower of loveliness with these. It will
be the first time in' the history of any
large assembly in the' world when
winter and summer meet in the presence
of representatives from every .section
of n great country..1
"There is a large entertainment fund
being gathered now in Denver for the
purpose of providing astonishing fea
tures for the delegates and yisitors. to
the convention. Denver always does
things in fine style when strangers arc
withiu, her gates. When the Grand
Army of the Republic met there a few
years ago more than $100,000 was spent
In entertainment. When the grand
lodge and annual reunion of Elka met
there a year later there was more than
530.000 expended.- These nuge sums
OF THE DEMOCRATIC NA-
are contributed by citizens who believe
that to entertain liberally makes Tthe
visitor go away and report to his friends
at home that they treat you nicer In
Denver -than anywhere else In the
country. ' '
"The attempt to make the gathering
of the Democratic national convention
a success from the standpoint of the
spectacular and unusual in entertain
meat and hospitality is meeting with
great encouragement. The railroads run
ning into Denver have contributed
raora than $10,000 to swell the enter
tainment fund and insure the immense
number of visitors they bring to the
city the most pleasure and excitement
that li possible to crowd Into the meet
ing. "The weather in Denver ts unusual
ly cool during the month of July. II
will not be more than 70 degrees at
any time during the convention. When
it is remembered that it Is generally
close to 00 when conventions are held
in eastern cities it can readily be seen
that there will be few discomforts at
tending the meeting.
Then He Was Mad.
A Scotch university professor, Irritat
ed to find that ' his students had got
into the habit of placing their hats and
canes on his '.desk Instead of in .the
Have You a
Summer Stove ?
The stifling air of a
close kitchen is changed
to comfortable coolness
by installing a New Per
- fection Wick Blue, Flame
Oil Cook-Stove to do the
i ' ;No kitchen furnishing
is so convenient as this
stove. : Gives a working
heat at once, and main.
' tains it until turned out
that too, without over
room. If you examine the
Vidt Blne Flame Oil Cook-Stove
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you . will see why this is so. The heat from the
iv ; chimney of the "New Perfection', is tonctntrattd
, " "under the kettle and not dissipated through the room
by radiation. ThuS it does the work of the coal v .
range without its discomfort ' Ask your dealer about
, this stove if not with him, write our nearest agency. '
The 7Q7vv"ik r A ytr
housefurnishina- and eives
- a clear,- powerful light more agreeable man gas or
electricity Safe everywhere and .always.- Made
of brass finely nickel plated just the thing for the
living-room. If not with your, dealer, write our
stalest agency. . -
" . Standard Oil Company '
Stamp - ' - -rrS '' 'f : "-'v ;.v'tt-x ;-'v Stamp
pay I Friday r Special , Remnant Day pay
The day of all Hays FOR: BARGAINS. For this day we have' searched every nook
and corner of our Big Store for Remnants, Odd Lots and Soiled Goods arid will place them
on sale for this day only at ridiculous low-prices. Look for the "Red Ticket" in every dept.
LINEN AND WHITE GOODS REMNANTS
One lot Dotted Swiss Remnants, per yard . . . . 12c
One lot India Linon Remnants, yard: . . . . . ... 7c
; One lot 40-inch Lawn Remnants, rard . . ...... 11c
:,One lot 27-inch Sheer Lawn Remnants, yard. . . : 9c
One lot 36-inch Long Cloth'; Remnants. 10c
:One lot 36-inch Linen Finish Suitings, remnants, 9c
One lot 27-inch Madras Waisting Remnants. . .; 10c
One lot 36-inch Bleached Cambric Remnants. . . .. 8c
Odds and ends in Musliri,vVide Sheeting, Bleach
ed and Unbleached Remnants of Table Linens, Crash,,
. Red and Blue Table Cloth, all at Bargain Day prices.
CORSETS, MUSLIN UNDERWEAR
Children's White Dresses in assortment of styles, some trimmed
x with embroidery, tucked and ruffled, sizes 1 to 5 years, 37c
former price 69c, sale price; . . . ..-...'
V GENT'S FURNISHINGS.
An extra good lisle web men's suspenders, '- . r" 11
full length, for ......11C
Gents' black half hoe, 15c values (seconds) ' 7
odd lorts, pair ..... ..Y.:.. ............ C
lust a few pairs of those fancy sample hose left, QQ
35c and 50c kind, while they last "....: .'. -OC
A few odds and ends of Monarch and.Cluett shirts,
negligee shirts, $1.50-and $2
WALL PAPER BARGAINS
500 rolls odds and ends of new spring papers, N 1 Q
to close quickly, per roll ....Y.v ......fcC
Wall paper cleaner, - " Q?
3 cans for ....... .......... . . ... ......... .....;.V..........fcOC
cloakrooisnT announced t'hat ' the next
article of the kind placed there would
be destroyed. Son days later the pro
fessor was- called for a moment from
VMs class room. A student slipped into
his private room and emerged with the
professor's hat, which he placed. con
spicuously on the desk, while his fel
low "grinned and trembled. The pro
fessor, on returning, saw the hat.
thought some rashly obstinate student
had been delivered into his hands, and.
taking out his knife, he cut the offend
ing article to pieces.' while vainly at
tempting to conceal the smile of tri
umph that played about his counte
nance. He was In a very bad temper
the next day.
ARTILLERY CURIOSITIES. -
Old Time Cannon That Were Made cf
" Leather, Wood and Rock.
... Among the curiosities of artillery
odd liuveutious have .a great place.
Cannon have leen made of . the most
unlikely materials. Leather was used
as early as Heury VIII.'s day at the
siege of Boulogne.' The very articles
were stored iu the tower once, and
Evelyn saw .them there, inscribed
"Xon Marti opus est cui nob deficit
Jiercurius.' Are they still lying in
some corner of ' a forgotten lumber
room? The Scotch employed leather
guns iu 1GJ0 to batter Lord Conway's
fortifications at Newbourne, and they
did the work well. Describing the fe
verLsh alarm In Paris in 1702. Carlyle
says: "One citizen has wrought out the
scheme , of a -ooden cannon'. which
France lihall exclusively profit by In
the first Wtance. It is to be made of
staves bytthe coopers; of almost bound
less ." ealaW, but uncertain as to
Two, smiul pieces brought to'France
by the Sii mese ambassadors as pres
ents fromUtheir king to Louis XIV.
were the oAly ' artillery procurable for
the atact on the Bastille of eccentric
model no doubt, adorned with dragons
and golden inscriptions, but efficient
workmanship. We. read of gold cannon
In India'. There were 'two so de
scribed at Baroda in Burton's time.
?tb which regular adoration was of
fered." ; .In v fact, : the tubes ..were ,of
steel, but the massive gold -casing cost
For the defense of-Malta in the.old
days' the, knights "invented a kind of
ordnance of their own, unknown to all
the world , beside," says Brydone, an
eyewitness.. They followed out the nat
ural rock here and there in such fash-
Ion that the cavity .-was like a mortar.
put a barrel of gunpowder Into the
hole, plugged It with a wooden disk
exactly fitting and heaped miscellane
ous projectiles thereupon.' About fifty
.of these singular 'cannon defended
creeks and . landing places. Some-- of
I them were six ; feet In diameter and
.threw 10.000 pounds weight of Iron or
Utoue into. the air. .DoubUess If all
1 Fancy White Dresses in white, sizes 4 to 5
years, embroidered flounce Dutch waists,
hemstitched, tucked, regular price IJ1 QQ
$3.25, sale price. ..... .... ..... ..V0
CORSETS Deep hip Corset, front and
supporters, a big bargain
ose out odds and ends at.
values, sale prices
rrut well iiiey would' do' tremendous
execution upou an enemy trying to
disembark. ' '
But there awWceutricities still more
curious on recoi;d. In a tomb on the
island of . China!, near Usumacinta.
Mexico, was fdhnd a cannon four feet
eleven inches long of terra cott. with
terra cotta bullets, ' It Is suggestel
that, when Cortes retired after his
great flight nt Ceutla, Tabasco, the na
tives copied the Spanish guus in clay,
hoping to produce the same results.
London Standard. : . V'
LIKE THE INFERNO.
Graphic Description of a Climb Over
a Volcanic Island. " "-.
A climb over a volcauic island In
Bering sea Is thus described in Outing
Magazine by Robert Dunni
"Cliff sank away Into chaos. Up
right fans of tuffa, crevices - like salt
crustctl wouuds, chasms with leprous
edges breathed - all like mad. Less
steam, but more crinkly and venomous
gases. Parched white and red and
ocher In their depths, they seemed al-
Oiost to whistle yet " they did ' uot
whistle-'-a furtive, ambient, high
pressure 'Zjsssho-ooor Was It sound?
Then I would pause Hud catch only the
horrid, overburdened sileuce.
: "The 'thiug' seemed more friendly.
The sulphur no longer choked. You
could have passed a . burning bunch of
miners' matches uuder my- nose and I
would have gulped the fumes like
fresh air. .But the invisible venom
still belched out - everywhere. secret
and furtive;, .now from' jaws and
gashes four feet and more across, no
longer red yellow, but with ; fangs
Crusted white or brilliant green and
bristling with rapier-like stalagmites.
Heat" tremors -pulsed, . as . the whole
were a' vast roof too close under the
eye of the sun.' And below on. the
blasted acre under the beak the pant-
lug steam flashed out the supreme dev.
olation-rumbling, clinkery and over-
parched; trailed away its smear, of th6
dull rainbow hues of sulphur from
grotesque mosaics. It was a pudding
of slag fresh from that great furnace
of the unknown fusing "point, and bow
alien to the cold waves and winds "of
the subarctic!" . ' . .. ' ; ' '
! Hook's Lordly Tip.
" It required such a man as Theodore
Hook to cope successfully with the ra
pacity of the gentlemen of the hall. In
contradistinction to the road, and on
one occasion, at all events, he proved
himself equal to the task. It is related
that once when dining out be, before
the" entertainment came off, provided
himself with several bright farthings
from the mint and that when proceed
big after the festivities to his carriage
he discovered several servants;. ludud
, lng the cook, awaiting him in the hall,
,w 6U d a coill
handof tue mtfiTj t Tu8
FRIDAY, APRIL 17TH
, LOOK FOR THE
IN ALL DEPARTMENTS
price 35c to. .
at SOc, 5Qf
A limited supply of carpet and mat
ting remnants, all priced about half
the former price, 2 to 12-yard,
pieces. Come early for bargains. .
Silkoline sample - ends and rem
nants, 10c and 12y2c" fT
value, yard ..... '. V
Dotted and striped swiss, Ql
3 to 5 yards, 15c kind. sJZ C
Remnants of madras, ' fish net,
scrim, French sateen, cretonne, .
denims, etc., at just half price.
Solid vestibule extension t
rods, all complete, each....... mC
at If. noticed The size and bowed low
In thanks, under the Impression that
he was ji sovereign richer, while Theo
dore, dispensing largesse of n like na
ture to the other sen-ants, went on
hi . way rejoicing, nor did he cease
doing so when, as' he. stepped iuto his
carriage, one of the footmen, who had
discovered the real value of the pour-
bolre, ran out. saying, VSlr, I tbiak you
have made a mistake!" ,
, "Xot at all. my good man." replied
the-bumorlst. with ungracious wave of
the hand. "I never give less. Coach
man, drive on." x
Antidote Foryi Tired Mind.
"The best antidote for a tired and
weary mind that I know of is work,"
said a well kuown downtown lawyer
"Sounds somewhat paradoxical, I
know, but I will explain. , When I
have w-orked over a problem until my
brain Js numb I find the best way to
clear my head is to plunge Into a to
tally different problem. Now, my hob
by . is photography, and there are a
great' many puzzling things about pho
tography which I plunge,luto. The re
salt is after an-hour or so of this sor
of relaxation, f g-back to my original
proposition much refreshed in mind,
and I. usually manage to solve It too.
That Is .'why I 'maintain a dark room
at my office and keep all sorts of chem
icals on hand. I used to try to clear
my head by sleep, but It didn't work
not with me. at any rate. No, If I at
tempt to sleep directly after puzzlln?
over a case I will lie and think' of my
problem instead of sleeping. For this
reason I have formed the theory that
changing the entire thought of the
mind just before retiring will knock
out Insomnia." Philadelphia Record.
An Extraordinary Dinner.
Sir Frank La seel les had some excit
ing experiences, in the course of his
diplomatic career. : He Was with Sir
Edward Malet in Paris In 1870 during
the siege and .the commune and told
the story of an extraordinary dinner
which they had at the embassy shortly
alter a cannon ball bad driven in the
front wall and reduced the kitchen to
mine A general retreat was made to
the .cellar. And -here the' two English
men ..solemnly . arrayed themselves in
dress clothes and ;sat down to dine In
as much ''state" - as possible, amid a
hopeless . Jumble of treasured , bric-a-
brac, valuables, clocks, china, etc, for
not a scrap of the usual ceremony and
etiquette was waived despite the in
congruous surroundings. "It looked
like -the haunt of brigands," Sir Ed
ward wrote to a friend, ."who had Just
ransacked a stately castle and brought
the booty hither, while In the center In
vivid contrast of, neatness with disor
der was the table laid out for dinner.
With Its white tablecloth and.' silver
candlesticks and. to crown-Incongrui
ties, Frank Lascellea and myself . In
evening dress and white ,ties. waited
on 9y the stately butler and embassy
servants." Loudon Tit-Bits. - ( .
LACE AND EMBROIDERY REMNANTS
Corset Cover Embroidery, value 35cy Rem- lOf
nant sale price. . . . ..... . . . . . . . . ......... 7:
Manufacturers' Embroidery, length 5 to. 6 yardsonly,.
8 to 9 inches wide, 25c value, sale '
price, per yard . , . . ... ..... . . . . . . .. V."
Orie lot desirable lengths in Lace and Embroideries
and, variety of widths and patterns, - J Off
Remnant sale ............ . .' 2 vC
-Embroidery Waist Front lengths, '.
sale price up from. ....... . . .............. .
SILK REMNANTS X AND1 H OFF
Short lengths suitable for Vesting and Waist Patterns. - Satin,
Liberty and China Silks, and Colored Taffetas, values Of
50c and 75q per yard, Remnant sale price, 29ciand. ..... . .
Fancy stripe Foulards, Chiffon Taffeta,
Peau de Crepe, Peau de Cygnes, values
55c to 85c, Remnant sale - COr
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Black Silk Remnants Swiss and Bonnet
Taffeta, Messalines , Habutai , Satin Duchess,
values 55c to $1, Remnant sale 39c to 75c.
25 suits In checks, Eton and Prince C
up to $30, while this lot lasts Friday..
One odd lot of long pongee silk coats worth $10 and -I QQ
$12.50, bargain sale price .J..570
One lot of covert and fancy-jackets, former price $6.98, $5.00, - CC
while they last Friday Bargain Day '..... ...l.UU
SEEDS A Full Line Tested Garden Seeds
Onion Sets, r Package
per quart OCJ Seeds ..
NO GREASE OR DANGEROUS
In Herpicide, the New Scientific and
Successful Dandruff Treatment.
Have you dandruff? Then you have
a contagious parasitic disease, unpleas
ant,' unhealthy, and one that will
eventually lead to baldness. To cure
it, you must destroy the parasite that
eats at the root of the hair. The oaXy
preparation for destroying these germs
is Newbro's Herpicide. Charles Klein
of Laramie, Wyo. says: "Herpicide
allayed the itching, 'cured the dandruff
and stopped my hair's falling out, and
SA1NT-SAENS ' ' ,
"I have the highest opinion possible of the Knabe Piano,
which possesses qualities of action and varieties of tone color
that make it wonderfully responsive to artistic demands..
"Combines with great volume of tone rare sympathetic !
and noble tone color and perfect action. " .
CARRENO 1 V .: V
V"'My expectations as to die Knabe Pianos were
even surpassed by the reality.
HAMBOURG ; - .
' "A pianist having such a" wonderful instrument under his
, . angers is able to express his innermost thoughts
VON BULOW- - 'V";.' ' V-' '
' "Their sound and touch are more ,sympatheskto my eats
- and hands than all others el the country.
D'ALBERT: ;. - v:; : -' ; ' ' ,
"From fullest conviction, I declare them to be diehest ;
uistruments fa America. - . '
' Beyond : question ' tfiey are
The WorlcTs Belt Piano today.
SOLE AGENTS, ..r"
1726-28 Second. Avenus, '
hap styles, worth
it Is bringing a new crop of hair.'
Herpicide Is free from grease or dan
gerous drugs, aifd makes hair glossy
and soft as silk. One bottle will con
vince you. of its merits. . Sold by lead
ing druggists. Send 10 cents in stamps
for sample to the Herpicide company,
Detroit, Mich. Two sizes, 50 cents and
$1. T. H. Thomas, special agent
The up-to-date fwomen avoid cosmet
ics, drugs and powders. They are ex
tremely harmful . to the skin, while
HollisterV Rocky Mountain Tea makes
it clear and beautiful. 35 cents, tea
or tablets. Harper' House pharmacy.
.What those who know
; say of the