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La Plata county will raise 40,000 bushel* of wheat this season. The Kico Clipper outfit has been moved to Ames, and will appear ns the Argus. Davitt and Parnell have agreed mpoa a ftkKfttifctareaetioB. Davit* wUl remaU at heme. ________ The Maldoon says Tabor and Fair have been subprenaed as experts in the Pigeon- La bouchcre divorce suit at Richmond, Vir ginia. *9 (Mr. J. Nelson, of the Saguache Advance, has started a paper called .-the Crystal Hill Pilot, at the new carbonate camp in Sa gunch county. ; All the far away mining states and terri tories will send fine exhibits to the Denver exposition. Colorado alone shows apathy in the matter. The Denver and Rio Grande will sink an experimental artesian well in the Utah desert, and, if successful, sach wells will be stink all along the line. Juror Vernon, iu Lite otar route trial, who him hern drinking heavily during the pro g re km of thr trial, fell to the floor or the court room innfUor mania pptu tin- other dayaind iiuMtl a M.'usali»n. fie wu revived with brandy. _________________ The total eclipse of the sun, May 6. was auccemfullr observed at the Caroline Is lands, in the South Pacific, by theAmerican, French and English expeditions. Vulcan was not seen. General Crook met the AlAche*. in the ftirrra Mad res, this week, and fought them ail dsy, routing them at last. Ur look six Mexicans among the raptivas. 1 he whrrr •bonuaod safely of Charlie Me< vnusi was ascertained, and his romvery probable. Gen eral Crook Will pursue the saxuges. A party of Mormon dignitaries arrived In our state this week, on a visit to the set tlement of laitter Day Saints in Conejos county. They will endeavor to purchase more land in that section, and thus furnish homes for Engli*h,Kwedi*h and Norwegian converts now crowding Utah. The (kriorado State Press Association will hold its fifth annual convention at Denver on the loth of July. Immediately upon the conclusion of the business inci dent to the ocrassion. the members will start on an excursion to Salt I*ikr City .going by way of the Denver and Kio Grande Rail way, and returning by way of Ogden and Cheyenne, over the Union Pacific. Patrick Donovan, a British subject, who waa ordered to leave during the recent riot at the ikuaick mine, and who mmnlatnrd to the British minister at Washington, risking protection, has received a letter Irom that official, stating that the matter will be investigated, and, unless proper redress le given, the ease will be submitted to international correspondence and adjnstinent. Donovan Is at Denver. Tlie capita) commission hiu> returned to Denver from it* tour of inspection of capt tols in many eastern states, ’ll has dis covered that the projected w mg of Colo rado's capitol building will be mudi huger than thr state buildings in many other citka, and far exceed iu oust the sum ap propriated. For this reason, and in view ot so many deficiencies in tha nets of the last MMrnibly, a petition from the people for an extra session of the legislature will proha- My begotten up and presented to Governor Grant. James Nutt shot and killed N. L. Dukes, his lather's murderer, at Pittsburg. Penn sylvania, on Wednesday. Dukes, who was engaged to Miss Lizzie Nutt, had writen infamous letters to her father. Captain A. C. Nutt, questioning her chastity, and Cap tain Nutt, upon invitation of Dnkes, went to the latter s room in a hotel on the 24th of last I>oceml>er to settle the aftair quietly, when Dukes shot and killed him. Dukes was tried for murder and aequited, and now the son of the murdered man, and brother of a defamed sister, becomes their avenger. THE EXPRESS QUESTION. The express litigation which ha* been (lend ing for three years or more, between the Adams and Well*. Fargo »% Co.'s express com panies and tin - Denver and Klo Grande Hall way, has at last romo to an end by a com- Kmniisr, whereby tha Denver ami EuoQmuda a* exclusive oonlroi of all local express mut ter, Slid agroes to carry all through matter for Wells. Fargo A Co. The suit was brought because the Denvrr and Kl<* Grande refused ionny axprese matter for the other com panies, claiming the exclusive right to carry' express matter over II* own road. The Colorado Springs Gazette. In comment ing upon the result, says: “The result will he, In the end, for the Ix-nuflt of the (tatrtms, because decrease In cost of service Is sure to lie followed hy decrease In charges.“ Wo trust the Garotte may be correct, but the general rule Is that competition Is in the Interest of |>atroii«, and mon»(>olins are against their Interests. It will not take long to determine the matter. Chfton City Is a local express station.and If tlie rates are reduced here under the now ar rangement we shall eoneluda thallhoGazette la correct, otherwise not JESSE FRAEER'S ORCHARD. Uncle Jcsae ia the apple king of Colo rado. He is the pioneer fruit grower of the state, and well deserves the success and satisfaction which ia comforting him in hia old age. He started hia orchard many years ago, when treca had to be brought acroaa the plain* in wagon*, the freight on them be ing from fifteen to twenty rents per pound, and the long time in transit caused a large proportion of them to dry out and die. Two or these times hia orchard was almost com pletely destroyed by grasshopper*. Ilia friends tried to persuade him from contin uance in ao hazardous a venture. They were positive fruit could not be grown here, and when he persisted against their advice, they applied loving epithets to him, auck as “erasy old tool," * lunatic," and the like, but nil without avail. He persevered, in spite of all ill lock and the discouragement of friends. Hia day of triumph came. During the past five years ho !)um been receiving a handsome income from his fruit. The foregoing reflections were suggested by a visit to hia orchard, this week. Mr. Fraser is constantly enlarging the area of his jnrqhnrtl hy. setting out more trees. Tne older portion covers about fifteen ncrea, which la inostly In bearing condition, nnd he has nbont fifteen more ncres set to trees, moat of which are too young to bear. While he him some cherry, plum and pear trues, all of which are heavily loaded with fruit, the principal portion of ljia fruit ia apples. Any one doubting the apple producing ability of this section of Colorado, should i visit this orchard, and they would never thereafter be troubled with doubts on that •uhjeet. Mr. Frazer’s apple crop this year will l»c mewhere between 4,000 and 0,000 bushels. The Fremont County Record. STRAWBERRIES AND COAL OIL. The ** Js4ge " an 4 Captain Boeltafel low Out In n Rainstorm. We vbitid the eU well on Edward LobacVa fores, Tandnr, bet we bavn’t very modi to report. There is a hole in the ground, but we couldn't sec to the bottom, and a* they were taking nothing from it we were obliged to judge of the con tents thereof by the external indications. We saw oil in barrels, everything wuh smeared with oil around the derrick, and oil was standing and running around loosely over Mr. Lobuch’a farm. It is nasty looking stud, and we neither butted nor handled it, but couldn’t avoid smelling and seeing it. None of the officers of the company were present to give us informa tion. Some men were busily employed driving iron bands onto a 300 gallon oil tank, and other men were repairing the rope cable. As they were not pumping, we applied our pump to them, and endeavored to pump them dry upon the subject of oil, but somehow the pump didn’t operate suc cessfully. We got shale, sandstone and debris in sufficient quantity, but their oil informa tion (or formation) must have beeu deeper than our suction extended. Having only a common pump, its suction is limited to about tliirty-threc feet. It takes a longer suction than that to strike oil in those operatives. Failing in our pumping operations we resorted to an old mining expedient, and panned out a few pansiul oi stuff brought up from a depth of 1,300 or 1,400 feet with the following re sult : Oil was struck in good quantity and of excellent quality. The oil was so anx ious to be liliernted from its prison in the bowels of the earth that it commenced crawling up the hole. It had succeeded in making about 400 feet of the distance, when it was checked by some material, which machinery at the top commenced tending down. Somebody was enlarging the hole from five to eight inches in diame ter, and the material thus loosened fell down into the oil and was churned up un til a very good quality of putty was pro duced, und that putty-like substance was forced with great power into every seam and crevice through which the oil was trying to escape. The oil became dis couraged and didn't try to crawl up the hole any more. It concluded to stay in ita old prison and let the people in the* up per world get along without its lubricating and illuminating properties. Its discouragement, however, was only | transitory. It had. while crawling up that j hole, caught sight of the stars in the blue I sky above, and it could not forget their I 1 N-auty and brightness, so in contrast with I its pn*ou surrounding*, and it dctcriuiucd j upon auother push for liberty. It commenced an attack ut»on that putty like Kuhstanre that was hindering its exit ] from a thousand little seams and crevice*, and, meeting with some rorros. it was en- I coo raged to still greater efforts, and is sue- 1 * ■ adb| reasonably well. Some parties on j top, discovering the efforts of the oil below, ] concluded to lend thrii assistance, and. to that end, poured a quantity of lye (there is no lie about this! down the hole to cat, away the putty. Many wells have been seriously damaged j by neglerting to pump immediately after j oil was struck, aud it is undoubtedly true that this well lias been damaged by the rimming out process, and by the neglect to pump. It is to be hoped thnt the damage ts only temporary. The delays, accident*, and. possibly, mistakes, that have occurred are only incidents liable to occur iu all »och enterprises, in a new district. Nothing has occurred to weaken confi dence in our having oil, or in the well in question. Proceeding from the well, we went over to Mr. Ixibach's residence, and found him in hi* strawberry patch, bnsily engaged in picking or superintending the picking, of as fine Charles Downing strawberries as could be found in any country. We must confess that onr feelings re sponded much more readily to the straw berry patch than they had done to the oil patch. Wc at once liecanie a berry picker, or, in other words, we brgau to 44 gather them in,” and only ceased out of rotutideration lor j Captain Kockafellow (who was with us), and who l>egan to show symptoms of com- I bastion. Krcnmiixing the great calamity ! his loss would be to his family and to this ; community, as well ns to the state at large, I should an extra session of the legislature be called, we reluctantly left the field be fore all the lurries were picked. Mr. Lohach said thnt 120 quarts were picked the day before, and it is prolmhlc thnt about as many more were picked on that day, but we had no way of measuring what Captain Kockafellow had gathered in, for in the matter of strawberries he is very much like the man's pig, which —ns he said—would eat a pail full of swill, and then lie could put the pig—swill and all into the pail just emptied. Mr. Ixibach dont sell his berries in scant quart measures. Says that would l*e too small business for a man with an oil well on his plnce, so lie sells them by the wush tub AiU Mr. Lohach lias one of the finest farm* in Fremont county. Last year he raised 120 acre* of corn, and fatted about 100 head of steers, which averaged him $75 per head.- It is too bad to have such a line farm spoiled hy having petroleum running all over it. In case, however, of a return of the grasshopper scourge he would have the means at hand for their speedy exter mination. On onr way home we had quite a severe shower, which was very refreshing, but Captain Rockafellow seemed to think that we were too much protected in the buggy to enjoy it fully, and so, at his suggestion, wo called on 8. H. Davis, and wandered all over his ranch, and ambled aloug the bank of the raging Arkansas, picking bouquets of wild rones aud taking in the rain, lor it kept pouring harder and harder, and wc wouldn’t have been much wetter had we swam the river, and landed in the grove— which was directly opposite ns—win re the Captain and Dr. Grnv purpose having their camp meeting this We don't know anything nbout Mr, Davia’ religious views* but we would wager most anything he is a Christian, whether lie lias a religious view or not, for he stuck tons through all the drench iug rain, and never swore once. He cheer fully allowed us his fine garden, his wheat, which was just commencing to hend, his fruit, his pigs, and in fact, everything on th« place, aud we must confess that we never saw better land anywhere. But we noticed that when we came to the strawberries, which were very fine. Cap tain ltockafollnw didn’t gather any of ! thorn in, nml we concluded that lie had found thane he had tnkon in at Mr. Lo lMich's were stronger diet than ho had anticipated ; that ho wan too fUll to drtnk CITY, COLORADO, SATURDAY. JUNE 10, 1883. water to redace them, so he had suggest ed a walk in the rain to see if he couldn’t dilute his strawberries by absorption of rain water through the pores of his skin. Whenever we want to have a right, down, good, time tn a rain storm again, we shall take Captain Rock afellow along. THE EXTRA SESSION. The capitol building committee, appoint ed by the last legislature to adopt plans, select material and commence the con struction of & wing of a capitol, having come to the conclusion that the building of one wing of a capitol building would not, in their judgment, be w ise, a pressure was brought to bear on the governor to call an extra session of the legislature. From reading lost Sunday’s Denver pa pers one would have supposed that the extra session would have been at work ere this, but up to the present writing no call has been issued, and we cannot see why there should be. If the law is defective in its provisions about the said wing, and the commission wanted the law perfected so as to proceed with the building of said w'ing, the question would be simply an economic one, with the expense of an extra session of the legislature on one side and the advantages to be derived to the state by the immediate construction of such wing on the other side. In that <asc it is probable that the expense would be greater than the amount the state would be obliged to pay for rent for the delay occasioned by failure to build immediately. But that is not the question involved. The commission decide that the whole structure should be commenced and built, and that the wing plan should be abolished. That rather than go-ahead on the wing plan they will resign. Well let them re sign then. There is no authority dele gated by which another commission could be appointed until the next legislature convenes. The law contemplates a building that will cost $1,000,000. To raise that amonnt, under the con stitution will require eight or ten years. By submitting the question to the voters, and haxing it ratified by them, an in debtedness of three mills on each $1 of i the assessed valuation of the state can be incurred for a capitol building. The assessed valuation last year was £104,000.000, which would afford u fund of £312,000. In addition to the foregoing fund, the constitution says the debt for public buildings shall never’exceed £50,000. So it is safe to say that the state cannot go in debt for more than half the cost of a £1.000,000 capitol. How is the other £500,000 to be raised ? The rate of taxation on property for state porjwees cannot exceed four mills on the £l, and the legislature is prohib ited from authorizing any expenditure in excess of the sum so raised. The last legislature levied a three and a half mill tax for state purposes and and one half of one rail! for capitol pur poses, for the years 1883 and 1884. That will be a one mill tax for the two years, and will amount to nbont £104,000. Should the three and a half mill prove sufficient for running expenses, so that ; onc-half mill for capitol expenses can be j levied each year, and the people should \ote the indebtedness before mentioned, I the £1.000,000 could be raised in eight years, ! but we do not believe the three aud a half mill tax will prove sufficient to pay the ordinary expenses. Taking last year's as sessment as a basis, the amount raised for this and next year will be £700,000, w hereas the appropriations made, for the same time, by the last legislature amount to £1,200,000, or over £400,000 more than the revenue will be. The probabilities are that the assessment will yearly increase, and it is to be hoped that it will suffici ently increase to make the revenue equal the expenditures, but it it don't, the next legislature may be obligrd to omit a capitol levy. All things considered it appears to be evident that it will take nine, years and probably ten from January 1, 1883 to raise £1,000,000 for capitol purposes. If that be so. and the wing plan is almndoncd. what neces sity ran there be for an extra session of the legislature ? Let the commission re sign. and the matter drop until the next legislature meets. That legislature can provide for the erection of n £1,000,000 capitol if it sees fit, and there will be plenty of time to build and complete the capitol by the time the money to pay for it can be raised. PALMER ITEMS. Under date of Juno 2, our correspondent at rainier sends us the following : Chauncey Hayden has a fine young pii The crops are looking finely in this val ley. Professor James Poison is kept busy making tests on samples of ore. John and Harvey Fleming have made a fine copper strike in this vicinity. We have had two quite hard frosts in the past few days, injuring the gardens considerably. The Pride of the West mine is working a full force of men, and is looking finely. There are some parties prospecting on Cot tonwood creek, and they brought to town some of the finest specimens I have seen iu a long time. I<ast Thursday evening wc had two so ciables in this neighborhood—one at A. M. Smith’s, and one at Albert Phillips’. This makes party business interesting, and we can all get a chance to attend, and where there is opposition it makes the party busi o*B more interesting. There was a large crowd at both places, and they all had a splendid time. The new strike in Hayden pass is, with out doubt, true, though the parties deny it; but we not ire that they won’t allow any one down the shaft, and have got several elaima staked around the one that the strike is supposed to be in. We understand the reason they don’t want it koown is be cause they arc affraid of litigation. Her. Mr. JeflViea, of Denver, is the lucky man who made the strike. We understand that John Deunison came very near having his money drawer robbed, the other day ; but that gentleman came in a little too soon for the t hief, whom he caught behind his counter, and as soon as thenresencc of Mr. Dennisou was kuown, he dropped the money, and commenced looking at some 1 sinks ltchind the counter. Mr. Deunison said to him; “ What is your business behind my counter?” The thief replied : “ I want to look at some hooks you have here.” Mr. Dennison examined his drawer, and finding no money in it, looked down amonu his glasses, directly un der the drawer, and discovered his money on a shelf. The party is well known, but we don’t wish to mention his name. Law and order have been restored at Sil* verton, and the courts are active. WOMAN’S WILES. An interesting Mock Trial by High School Students. The Closing Entertainment of the High School Literary Society. Foil Report of Proceeding*— Young Lawyer*—Fair Client**, Etc. The High School Literary Society of thin city, composed of both young ladies and gentlemen, closed the year this week with a public mock trial, occupying Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. FIBBT SESSION. At 8 o’clock on Tuesday evening, a large number of the parents and friends of the students having assembled in the high schoolroom, the society was called to order by President G. P. Brewster; the roll was called ; minutes of previous meeting read and approved: a fine song was rendered by the when, on motion the mock trial was proceeded with. Judge W. S. Brewster, ascended to the bench ; Clerk Fred. Ailing took a seat at bis desk, aud Sheriff Emmet Wells opened coart with due fora and solemnity. The case of Minue L. Mack vs. George P. Brewster—an act on to recover damages for breach of promise of marriage—was called. Messrs. F. H McGee, J. L. Cooper and H. C. Topping appeared for plaintiff, and Professor S. H. Baker answered for de fendant. The sheriff was ordered to summon a jury from the audience, and in a short time returned a venire with the following names: Mr. F. A. Kaynolds, Mrs. M. S. ltaynolds, Miss Mary Handia, Mr. W. H. McClure, Mr. A. W. Mack, Mr. W. B. Mc- Gee, Miss Clara Brewster, Mia Jessie Mc- Nutt and Mr. W. K. Dewey. Counsel for plaintiff objected to Miss Brewster for cause —she being a relative of defendant. Juror excused. Counsel for the defense objected to Mr. A. W. Mack for cause —related to plaintiff. Juror excused. Counsel for plaintiff objected to Mr.W. B. McGee for cause —related to one of the at torneys. J uror excused. It being agreed by counsel to try the case with six jurors, those remaining in the box were accepted, and sworn by the clerk to well aud truly try the cause pend ing, and true verdict find, according to the evidence, ao help them Jofcn Rogers. THE COMPLAINT Was then read by attorney Cooper. It re cited that, on the 4th day of May, 1883, in the town of Cation City, county of Fre mont, and state of Colorado, defendant, George I*. Brewster, having won the affec tions of plaintiff, Minnie L. Mack, did then and there request her baud in marriage, the ceremony to take place oc June 1, 1883; that said defendant did not appear on that day to fulfill his contract, and positively refused to marry said plaintiff, though she ! was ready and willing to become his wife; i that she confidingly remained single from j the said 4th day of May, until June 1, and rejected many offers of marriage, trusting in said defendant's promise ; that he was a mail of property ; and she demanded from him future support, the refusal of said de fendant to marry her having seriously un dermined said plaintiff's health ; for all of 1 w hich plaintiff prays for damages in the sum of $50,000. In his opening speech to the jury At torney Cooper, said the plaintiffs counsel expected to prove that defendant had will fully wronged plaintiff, by paring her marked attention, and leading her to be lieve he loved her; that defendant hail naked plaintiff to become his wife; that she had consented ; that this contract was made would be shown.not only by plaintiff, but others ; that, relying on such promise, | plaintiff had refused all subsequent offers : of marriage, aud remained true to the man 1 of her choice; that defendant did uot ap pear at the appointed time to fulfill his en gagement ; and that thereby plaintiffs health had been so broken down that she was now but a physical w reck. We there fore claim damages in the sum of $50,000. What is thus paltry sum in comparison to the ruined health of a human being? Here Attorney Baker stopped the rising fervor of Mr. Cooper by objecting to any argument until the testimony had l>ecn ad duced, and the latter suhsided. MRS. ARABELLA MACK. Personated by Miss Fannie Bowl by, gotten up in character, was then sworn and ex amined by Attorney Cooper Reside on i Macon avenue, Caflon, Fremont county, Colorado; am 49 years old; occupation, 'taking in washing; have one daughter, i Minnie; know defendant; he waited on my young daughter, with my permission ; thought him a nice young mar. but have l»een grievously disappointed : overheard his proposal ami its acceptance on May 4, in my front yard ; heard solemn protesta tions of love, etc; gave my daughter my consent to marry defendant, provided I would be allowed to visit them ; site has since had several other offers; have seen several letters written hv detail.hint to my daughter (recognised one shown, but not submitted in evidence); my daughter's health has been much broken by tins cruel disappointment. Cross-examined by Professor Raker —My husband has been dead ten years; I am not in comfortable financial circumstances; was in backyard, separated from lovers by shrubbery, when 1 overheard betrothal; it was 9n. m.; moonlight; couldn't see them ; did not wish to be seen ; wished to be permitted to visit my daughter, alter marriage; and hoped her marriage with de fendant might relieve me of the necessity of washing for a living. MISS ADA R 1.1.18 Sworn and examined by Attorney McGee — Reside in Caflon, etc. ; know plaintiff' and defendant: defendant is a deceitful charac ter: warned plaintiff of these facta, but she took no notice of me; regarded them aa engaged ; have read letters of defendant to plaintiff (recognised one shown, hut counsel declined to put it in evidence); de fendant is wealthy, tally able to pay the damage asked. Croaaed-examined by Professor Baker— knew defendant two years ago; acquaint ance rather intimate; he jilted me; I judged from appearances that he intended to marry me, but he did not; he is desper ately deceitful; by “jilted ” I mean ‘‘went back on me” —have no dictionary detiui* tion of the word; never had any positive promise of marriage from him. 3UIKB MINNIE MACK Waa then put upon the stand, and exam* ineff by Attorney cooper— Reside in Cnflon, etc. ; am 21 years old ; have known defendant qnite awhile) first met him last winter at a party, and vet yr oftep since ; on May 4 a matter of special interest oc curred between ns; he invited me to walk in the garden; he seemed agitated; asked ms to take a seat, saying ho had something U> tell me ; we became engaged. [Here witness was asked to state the exact lan guage used by defendant at the moment. After some * wW— uj f ■■■ bhrrtrtng deeply. the wronged damsel replied as follows]: “ My dearest, I have dared to approach you on the subject nearest my heart, I have loved you ever since we first met, and have dared to hope that yon return my love. Dearest, will you be mine?” I answered affirmatively ; this engagement was con fided to Miss Ellis and my mother; I made preparations for my wedding; no other gentleman has waited on ine since that proposal of defendant; he has positively refused to marry me; my health is very poor now, and failing rapidly; I promised to marry defendant on condition that mother should live with us. Cross-examined by Professor Bilker—De fendant has waited on me constantly since last winter. [Here quite a quibble occurred between counsel over the question as to where the mother was secreted when she overheard the lovers talking; the court overruling each objection of the prosecution in favor of Professor Baker.] By Baker —Yon say you have received no attentions from other gentlemen since your engagement with defendant, yet you have had several offers of marriage ; were these thrown at you on the street ? If that is the case we will try and swallow the state meut. Witness—My health is failing. I weigh less than 100 pounds; my object iu marry ing was to secure a home for mother, that she need not work so hard ; defendant is able to take care of us both. By Baker—What were the exact words of your reply to defendant’s proposal? Mr. Cooper objected, bnt too late. Mr. Dnker nr»»ed if she could rememOer deiendant’s proposal so well, she certainly could recall her reply. Mr. Cooper said at the auspicious mo ment plaintiff was excited, and might not remember the exact words. The court overruled objection, and wit ness answered, with downcast looks and crimson cheeks: “ Yes, dearest; I will be thine.” Here counsel for defense read the answer to the complaint, alleging that defendant had offered to plaintiff only such atten tions as politeness demanded. When lie saw symptoms of severe goneness, which looked dangerous, he ceased even these at tentions. He had never proposed. Thus was a suit instigated by a mother’s avarice and an old maid's last chance. Counsel for defense followed the reading of this answer by stating that his client hail been grievously wronged; he was a man of standing; possessed of property; and had therefore become the target for de signing persons; defendant, in his atten tions to plaintiff, had never exceeded those of simple politeness; he never looked upon plaintiff as a suitable person for his wife ; aud when he discovered that plaintiff cher ished an undue affection for him he sought to withdraw from her society ; defense would show that the avarice of the mother had brought about this action; that she had tried the same thing two or three times before, and failed, and would fail here. Here the prosecution rested, aud the de fense moved to adjourn. After a spirited argument the court ordered aa adjourn ment until 7 : 30 to-morrow evening. SECOND SESSION. At 7:40 on Wednesday evening court was convened, and the jury called into the box. After a song by the Glee Club, the de fense opened their case by calling to the witness stand MR. WILLIAM SMITH, Who testified as follows : Am acquainted with the parties to this action, especially the plaintiff; acquaintance with the latter has been somewhat intimate ; in some wav or another I had the misfortune to make her acquaintance three or four yean ago; her mother requested, then urged me to visit her daughter, which I did on several occasions; one evening I called when the old lady was not at home, and was passing a pleasant hour with plaintiff, when the old lady suddenly burst into the room, and demanded what I meant by calling on her daughter so often, advising me to compro mise matters by making an engagement of marriage; the threatening manner of the irate mother led me to tear an attack from a broom, rolling pin. or coal scuttle, unless 1 complied with her demand, and 1 beat a hasty retreat; I eon Id have stood it to marry the girl; but it looked as if I would iu that case have to support the old lady, and she was liable to live for ten or twelve years; have received several letters from plaintiff; Mrs. Mack’s object in attempting to force me to marry her daughter was to secure a luxurious home; she thought I owned a gold mine; I am a lumber mer cliaut ; came west lor my health. Cross-examined by Attorney McGee —Am 100 years old : acquainted with plaintiff; her mother urged me to call; didn't know her otyect until it was revealed on my last visit: am worth about $1,500,000 ;* make and sell shingles on the shin's in the east; the old lady wanted an iuterest in my shingle mill, and then start a hoarding house; such women never die; the features of the mother are good—mouth and tongue rather large; plaintiff is good-looking, hut a little too soon ; wants to marry a rich man, have servants, and do no work. Re-direct, by Professor Baker —Have you ever seen these letters (handing witness! three)? Yes; they were written to me by plaintiff (the witness read letters to jury; they breathed love, hope aud despair, re spectively! ; didu't answer these letters. Re-cross-examination, by Attorney Mc- Gee—Why didn't you reply to these let ters? Answer—lf I had, I should have been obliged to cull again ; hut they hail a dog; and 1 didn't want to feed that canine. MISS ÜBSIK KRKKIKK Sworn—Have kuown plaintiff for several years, and was aware of her attachment for Mr. Smith and others; she was completely gone on Mr. Smith, and anxious to marry him; the mother was always anxious to have the daughter marry : know of efforts made by the mother to this eud ; she tried to marry complaiuant to all the young nieu who were acouianted with her daughter; know Miss Ellis ; defen lant paid attentions to Miss Ellis and me; one morning Miss Ellis awoke and told me she dreanuHl de fendant had proposed to her during the night; he ceased his atieutious from that fatal dream ; never saw anything in de fendant's conduct unbecoming a gentleman ; he was ever a favorite with the ladies; he was not particularly attached to plaintiff. Cross-examined by Attorney Cooper — Know defendant; am 25 years of age; have seen enough to convince me that ElaiutifTs mother was anxious to marry off cr daughter By Attorney McGee—How do you know Miss Ellis’ statement of a proposal was a dream? Answer Because defendant didn’t seem to care any more for her than he did for me. lUUB. SADIE MACK Bworn —Axa 53 years old; husband's name is George Mack ; know plaintiff and her mother; on May 5 the mother told me de fendant had proposed to her daughter, and she would soon quit her hast* work; she was very sanguine defendant would marry her daughter. Cross-examined by Attorney Topping— The mother is quite a gossip; she intro duced the betrothal subject on the sth of May. MR. GEORGE MACK Sworn—Am a banker; cousin to plaintiff; no feeling of hatred towards her ; am the husband of last witness; know defendant; he keeps a bank account with me; has not more than $4,000 or $5,000 in bank now ; never had over $0,000; he is a good, exem plary young man; a member of my Sun day school class; I am a deacon in the Presbyterian church. GEORGE P. BREWSTER, The defendant, sworn —Know plaintiff; met her first last winter, at a party; have escorted her to places ot amusement often, but no more frequently than I have other young ladies ; plaintiff has a peculiar gush; is soft, spoony ; am in no business here at present; called on plaintiff, May 4 ; took a walk in the garden with her; had been reading a love story, and, at her request, j repeated portions of it to her; recited the words of the lover in the story when pro posing (the same ns detailed by plaintiff) ; when 1 had finished, plaintiff hugged me enthusiastically, and when I said I meant nothing ; ersonal, she only hugged me the harder, and exclaimed, “Oh, my tootsy darling,” several times; as soon as she cooled off, I took her into the house; thought she would get over it; the next Sunday, at church, she rapturously spoke of our prospective marriage ; to pacify her, I told her I was not ready; on June t «b.* asked me to marry her’; 1 was not pre pared. and told her it took two to make a bargain; never had any intention of mak ing her my wife. Cross-examined by Attorney McGee — What was your reason for reciting that love story to plainttff; Answer—Had been reading it at room, and it coming into my mind, I casually spoke of it, when she re quested its recital. Here the defense rested, and the prosecu tion asked leave to introduce some new testimony, which, being granted, MISS M'CLI'RE Was called to the stand—Know plaintiff intimately; am 23 years old; know the mother ot plaintiff; her character is very good; the young lady’s character is also excellent, she being of a quiet, nice dispo sition ; never knew her to be “ gone ” on anyone; never knew her to try to capti- . vatc auy gentleman, unless she thought a great deal of him ; never knew her to have had auy other offer of marriage. MISS ANNA BEK DEE Was called, and testified to the irreproach able character of plaintiff. DEFENDANT BREWSTER Was recalled by Juror Dewey, and testified regarding his financial standing—Same as shown by Mr. George Mack. Some little amusement was here created by counsel on both sides objecting to the juror quizzing defendant too closely. MISS MINNIE MACK Was recalled, and testified that, on one oc casion, defendant went to Pueblo and Den ver, and while absent wrote her the most endearing letters, one of which witness read. It told of his love, and their pro jected marriage in the most lavish terms. THE ARGUMENTS Of counsel followed, Attorney McGee lead ing, followed by Professor Baker ; Attorney Cooper closing. Of these arguments we have no space for a resume. They were full of humor and ability, the young attor neys doing themselves marked credit, though occasionally getting somewhat mixed up. Professor Baker’s ability is too well known to need comment at our hands. THE CHARGE Of the court was then read, and the jury retired to consider its verdict. THE VERDICT. During a brief intermission the Glee Club sung a fine piece, when the jury re turned the following verdict: We, the jury, find that defendant shall either pay plaintiff the sum of $49,999.99, or marry the mother, and support the plaintiff. . HOWARD HAPPENINGS. Howard, Jane 6, 18*3. James H. Freeman, Sr., opened school on the 4th instant, about two miles west of Poncho. Miss Ret tie Collins returned from Mont rose last week, and is now the center of at- ( traction at the Missouri hotel. Mrs. J. K. Sweeny started on a visit to her sister, Mrs. P. D. Goss, at Loveland, this week, and will visit friends at Cation, Colorado Springs and Denver, on her way. Jacob H. Freeman and sister, Miss Mollie E-, came down from Poncho, on Saturday, [ the former having closed his private school, • owing to the busy season tor children at i home. They will remain nntil fall. As I have, in several “ Happenings,” re- ! fenvdtothe new lime kiln beiug erected by j Messrs. Dowling & Laforce, up Howard f creek, I have the pleasure to note this week ; that it is finished and in successful opera- j tion, turning out from I.V) to*2tK> bushels of the thiest lime per day, the first twelve ear | loads of which is contracted lor at Salula. The kiln is known as the “ Magazine.’’ It j is about twenty-five feet square, and thirty feet high; the walls are four feet thick, lined with fire-brick, having two fuel fur- J Meet near the bottom. Mr. Dowling in forms me they will put up a sawmill and ( horrel factory, anti another kiln, as soon as j they have established a good trade. Until then thev will ship in sacks. All the profits derived trom the business at present will ; be used in improvements. Mr. Dowling re marked, with a twinkle of his eye: “We may make a good thing out of it.” As these ' gentlemen are represented by plenty of the K wherewith,” that “ may ” means to “ get there.” J. K. S. Pleasant Valley School Import. Following is the report of the public school at Howard, District No. 13, C. Davi son, teacher, for the month euding June 7, ISS3: go LI. OF HONOR. Kelley Allred, Cleo. Davis, Mollie How ard, May Morrison, Charles Motrison, Oriu Jackson, Charles Collins, Harvey Stout. Curtis Davis, Kmiua Alexander, Nellie Freeman, Lulu Howard, Ida Morrison, Dora Jackson, Cora Stout, Louis Doris, Florence Stout, Lizzie Allred. All ezeept the lost three of the foregoing have been present every day. KNKOM.MKXT. Average number belonging.,.., 3^ Average daily attendance 3*2 Per cent, of attendance 97 i We arc ghul to note the interest that all | the parents take in having their children . promptly and regularly in school, “ ' ** ' t Near Colorado Springs lias been born a t lamb with two perfect heads and necks, a uatural body, five legs and two tails. NO. 24 SUNDAY SCHOOL WORK. State Convention. FIRST DAY. The third annual convention of the Colorado State Sunday School Association opened at Pueblo on Tuesday afternoon of last week, with a very fair attendance, al most every county in the state being rep resented. President Albert C. Hale, of the State School of Mines, culled the convention to order, and, after devotional exercises, Rev. A. F. T. Storer, of Denver, discoursed upon “ Am I Ready ? ” followed by a num ber of other divines. A recess was then taken for introduc tious. etc-,when the convention reassembled, j and the subject of “ Encourugment for Our Work u generally discussed. SECOND DAY. The sessions of this day were attended by largely increased uamliers, and great iu j terest was manifested. i At sunrise Rev. W. R. Fowler, of Caflon, 1 conducted an early prayer meeting. At 6: 30 Rev. T. A. Uzzell led a prayer and praise meeting. Reports from the different Sunday schools of the state were then read, show ing that a lively interest is being taken in the work all over our state. The presentation of these reports was followed by discussion upon “ How to Make the State, County and Social Organ izations Effective ” and “ Primary Classes— How to Conduct Them." In the discus sion of the latter subject Mi— White, of Denver, gave some valuable hints to teachers, which were duly ap preciated. She advocated the method of gathering the little ones closely about the teacher, in order that the attention of all might be drawn to the instruction being imparted. Rev. C. S. Harrison introduced the sub ject of “ Boys and Girls Outside of the School—How to Bring Them In and In terest Them,” which was earnestly dis cussed. Rev. T. A. Uzzell then ably discussed the theme “ How to Organize and Main tain Schools in New Towns and Mining Camps,” in which he was ably followed by i others. Mrs. Shields, of Colorado Springs in troduced and ably discussed the tem perance question, strongly urging the bene tits of woman's work in this matter. Several other delegates followed Mrs. Shields, and steps were taken to organize a state tem perance association. In the evening ReT. John C. Hay de livered an excellent address upon the sub ject of “The Social Element—lts Use and Abuse in Sunday School Work.’’ After the announcement of committees, J. Clark, Jr., made some appropriate re marks on the “ Golden Rale.” Mr. C. M. Hobbs closed the day’s exer | cises by reading an essay on “ Theoretical and Practical Teaching.” THIRD DAY. After the usual devotional exercises the different officers for the past year made their reports. When D. McLeanon ad -1 dressed the convention on “ Persoual Ef fort in the Conversion of Scholars.’’ Rev. Blanchard followed upon the theme u Sunday School Teaching,*’ using the dele gates as a class in examining the lesson for June 10. Rev. B. H. Yerkes spoke on the “ Sun day School Teacher as a Pastor.” l>r. George P. Hays addressed the meet ing on “ Normal and Training Classes* A general discussion then ensued on “What We Have Learned at This Con vention.” The following officers were then elected for the ensuing year.- President, General A. J. Sampson, of Denver; first vice president, Rev. F. J. Sanley, Leudville; second vice president. Rev. C. S. Harrison, South Pueblo; general secretary and treas urer, J. Clark, Jr., Denver; financial scc- I retary, F. E. Harrington, Denver; statisti cal secretary. James L. Putnam, Denver ; recording secretary, Jos. Ratliff. Colorado Spriugs; tor chairman of the local com mittee of organization at the next meeting, James It. Hicks. Denver. For delegates to the International Sunday School Conven tion, at Louisville, Kentucky, in 1884: J. Clark. Jr., Denver; F. T. Ailing, Caflon City: Rev. J. H. Reynard, Alma; Kef. A. H. Blanchard. For the state at large, D. MeCaskill, La. Veta; Mrs. M. F. Shields, Colorado Springs. Alternates, 11. B. Cham berlain, J. G. Bos worth, Mrs. C. Fisk, Denver: Rev. H. B. Gage, Pueblo; J. C. Shat tuck, Greeley; George DeLavergne, Colorado Springs. County secretaries for the various counties were named. In the evening Dr. Haves, Rev. Storer and others delivered snort addresses on j “ Sunday Work ; ” President Halo I gave a history of the association to date ; and Secretary Chick reported the follow | ing statistics: Number of schools, 161; members, 16,201; teachers, 1,753; conver ' sions the past year. 434. These figures were, compared with the report of two years ago, which was as follows: Schools, i 119: membership, 10,000; teachers, 1,200, j D was decided that the convention be held at the First Presbyterian church, Denver, ! next year. This will be the first session ; held at Denver. Resolutions were adopted ; returning thanks to the people of the Pue j bios, the railroads, the local press and others; endorsing the temjwraiice inovc | meats aud recommend ing quarterly tem j perauce lessons in the Sunday schools; re j commending the utmost care iu the selec tions of Sunday school literature; recom mending an effort for more stringent laws [ against the desecration of the Sabbath; , urging parents to be more faithful in the j religious tmining of Iheir children, and stating it as the sense of the convention 1 that the Holy Bible is to be accepted in all Suuday school work ns the authoriative w ill of God. In the afternoon a temperance meeting was held in Montgomery Opera house, at which committees were appointed to at tend at the State Temperance Convention at Denver about the middle of August. War has been commenced at Silverton against the sporting fraternity, and the grand jury has returned about lUO indict ments. The result ban been a general stampede from the town. On Thursday of last week two attempts were made to burn the town, evidently with the intention of robbing the First National bank, ah—ld the people be attracted to the outskirts of the city. A fire on Santa Fs avenue, Pueblo, Sun day morning, destroyed tbs paint and oil store of E. <4. Pluke, the job ■Are of the ; Pueblo Printing Company, and a wholesale I liquor store, injuring one or two retail aa> ; locus. Total loss, SIO,OOO in $12,000; mostly insured, i Li— tenant J. T. Twelves, of the Cain redo Governor's Gward, Denver, died at Junction City, Kansas, lost weak.