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ljllMir, .... COLORADO. It in easier for a person to bear ail the misfortunes of his neigbors than a single one of his own. London has 6.102 physicians; the provlnoea. 16.794: Wales. 1,127; Scot land. 3.462; Ireland, 2.669. An authority on cats says that blue eyed cats are always deaf, and that pure white ones are afflicted in the aame manner. So useful are toads in gardens that they are sold in France by the dozen for stocking gardens to free them from many injurious insects. The postal savings hank system is in operation in Austria, Belgium, Can ada, France, Hungary, Italy, Nether lands, Sweden, and in most of the col onies. It is stated that George Shergold, the Gloucester (England) shoemaker who 24 years ago invented the safety bicycle, is living in poverty though he made millions for others. He Is now 76. Taking advantage of the "closed neason,” a bull moose came out of the Maine woods, recently, and took a stroll through the streets of Bangor. Small boys threw stones at him. and he trotted away. Christian I>e Wet, the famous leader of the Boers, according to the St. James’ Gazette, was a wrangler at Cambridge and is said to have gained golden opinions from all during his university career. The sultan of Turkey has gone In for motoring, and is so pleased with his particular machine that he has conferred a decoration upon the man ager of the German works at which it was constructed. It is comforting to learn, in the pres ent ooal crisis, that Britain has still 62,000,000,000 tons of coal unusued and available. According to the past aver age rate of consumption it will be over 500 years before this quantity is ex hausted. The official returns for last yaar showed a consumption of 157,- 000,000 tons in Great Britain and Ire land. British killed in South Africa from the beginning of the war to July 28 were 271 officers and 2,500 men; 73 of ficers and 6S1 men died of wounds: a total of 3.527. For some reason the number of the wounded is not given. Up to July 1 the total wounded were 11.670. and the deaths from diseases were 4.533. Twenty thousand men have been invalided home. There is such a thing as too much realism. They are trying to have a 'David Harum Day" at Tullay Lake Park, near Syracuse, where the fa mous "hoss trade" scono is to be read by a professional impersonator. But the farmers in that region who were buncoed by the real David, and who have never seen the humor or the merit in the book, are vigorously pro testing, and the chances are the day will not be held. A negro conference in Charlottes ville, Va. .adopted what they call "a prayer to the intelligent white peo ple of Virginia” not to disfranchise the colored people of the state, and asks, if a measure of disfranchisement is to be passed, that it apply to both races alike. The appeal, which is described as non-partisan, goes further, and asks the wtaito race’s aid in the matter or education, the uplifting of the colored race morally, and its advancement generally. Variot of Paris, according to a Lis bon paper, has discovered a process for embalming bodies which it is thought will prove a great success. He not only embalms but metallics the bodies by the Roult process, just as it is done with a fork or a spoon. In this manner they can be preserved indefinitely and in such perfection that the most imperceptible wrinkles and lines are reproduced, and the em balmed body has the appearance of a metal statue. The modern craze, or vice, of syn dicatlzation is this year the correct thing for the shooting party in Eng land. It infallibly brings out the bad in one's friends. One shareholder proves to be a hitherto unsuspected dipsomaniac with homicidal tenden cies. The next decamps, leaving his liabilities to his fellow directors. The third is awkward with his hands, kills a gamekeeper or two and burns down the shooting box. No. 4 pushes an insurance system among one’s aristo cratic guests. Holiday housekeeping Us also conducted this year on the co operative plan and is said to be quite as successful in destroying faith in human nature. DENVER LETTER—FUSIONISTS’ YELLOW DOG TICKET Donver. Colo., Sept. 24.—(Special Cor respondence)—The various convcutlouH of tlie various parties to the fusion deal are now over, anil the result is something that everybody except Gov ernor Thomas seems to be ashamed of. The county ticket nominated here by the fusion parties lias already, by common consent, bccu dubbed the "Yellow dog ticket”—in reference to the old uphorism that a Democrat votes his party ticket even when a yellow dog is one of the nominees. The tick et la so bad that even the Post oi>cnly bolts on the ground that no respectable citizen oT Denver can endorse such nomination* as have been inude. The worst part of it is the nomina tions for the district bench; and a great many good citizens who usuully take little interest in inditics ure so scandalized by the character of the Democratic judicial nominations that they will work hard to defeat it, and this work will couut of course against the whole Democratic ticket. Repub licans cun sufely ask of all independ ent citizens that care little for parti san politics, to compare the personnel of tlie two county tickets, and vote as their consciences dictate. Arapahoe county, if not safely lie publican, Is far on tin* way to become so. With a full registration, a, free vote and an honest count, there is now little doubt that the Republican ticket will carry tlie lomity. The danger of not having a free vote and an honest count Is thoroughly recognized by tlie Republican managers. The way In which tlie vicious uml criminal ele ment of the city were rounded up by the police at the recent Democratic pri maries, has made it clear tliut ail the city ottlcials of the various boards con trolled by Governor Thomus will do whatever is possible to carry the elec tion by vicious and fraudulent ineuus. To meet this danger a committee of sufety lias been organized uuder the leadership of ex-Mayor T. 8. McMur ray, a man of great courage uml ex ecutive ability. Members of this com mittee will be present at all the poll ing places, und will see to It that all honest voters get an opportunity to cast their ballots, and that repeaters are not ullowed, nor fraudulent votes permitted to be cast. Tlie great meeting held last week in Coliseum hull, at which Senator Ixnlge was the principal s|M*uker, will be fol lowed to-morrow night by a series of meetings, ut which Governor Roosevelt will be the main attraction. lie will speak ut the Broadway, ut Coliseum hall and at an open air meeting dur ing the evening. So many thousands were turned away who wished to hear Senator I-odge but could uot get into tlu> hall tlint it is thought that three meet lugs at least will be necessary to accommodate those who wish to hear the vice-presidential candidate. There are some w’ho, looking at tlie tremendous mujority for Bryan four years ago, say that It is impossible that such a vote can be overcome in such a short time. An examination or the tigures shows that it is entirely pos sible, If not probable, without takiug Into consideration the expansion en thusiasm, that Colorado’s vote will show a mnjority for the Republican nominees. Four years ago the state gave 101,153 votes for Bryan, and 20,271 votes for McKinley—a fu sion plurality of 134,882; in 1808 there were cast for tlie Republican candi date for governor 51,051 votes and for the fusion candidate 03,072 votes—a fu sion plurality of 42,021. The percent age of Republican increase from 1800 to 1808 was 04 3-10 per cent.; a fur ther increase of 42 1-10 per cent in the Kepublieuu vote over that of 1808 would give the Republicans a majori ty in the state. Furthermore, betweeu 1800 and 1808 tlie fusion votes showed a loss of 47 7-10 per cent., a loss of only a little more than one-half as mauy from 1808 to 1000 would lose the state to the fusionists. Of course calculations based on per centages like this are not altogether trustworthy, as is evidenced from the calculations of the Democratic arith metic men based on the votes in Ver mont and Maine. In this state, how ever, it is within the observation of ev ery voter that some of his acquaint ance who voted for Bryan in 189(1 will vote for McKinley this year. It is also within the observation of every Republican voter that the change lias been progressing faster within the last two years than duriug the previous two years. Under these conditious it seems altogether probable, and tainly not at all impossible, that the Republicans should gain the small per centage necessary to carry the state. Now that the conventions are all over, the regular work of the campaign is progressing apace. State headquar ters for the Republicans have been es tablished at the Jtrown Palace hotel, and Chairman Ford and ids assistants are hard at work. The state is better organized than is usual at this time of the campaign, and cheering reports come from every county. Altogether, the outlook grows men? favorable ev ery week. TELLER VS. BRYAN. Hwuior Teller on the I’nrainoant Inn* Two Yenr* Ago. In his loiter of acceptance Mr. Bryan net all other issues to one Hide for the sake of his main Issue of “antl-iraper ialitmi” when ho d«*elared that when that issue shall have boon disposed of **we can aafely proceed to the nett le nient of the numerous quest Iona which Involve the domestic and economic wel fare of our citizens.” In this there 1h somethin;; for the ex- IMiusioniMtK of Colorado to think about. He cuhI himself loose from the people of this state who followed him iu 181X5 and has planted himself directly across the path which they desire to pursue in regard to the relations which the United Stales shall bear to the remain der of the world. He has made anti-expansion which he miscalls ‘‘anti-imperialism.” the issue upon which the battle for the presidency shall be fought. On this issue tin* people of Colorado are not with him. They believe In the policy which the administration has adopted, autl they will never consent that it shall be abandoned at the com mand of malcontents at home or ene mies abroad. By the aid of soldiers who went out from Colorado the Am erican Hag was planted in the Phllip pincs, ami there, as far as the Influ ence of Colorado can go, it will remain until the purpose of the government iu that quurter of the world shall have been fully accomplished. The people of this state Indorse what Senator Teller said iu the address de livered by him before the Silver Re publican state convention at Colorado Springs on September 8, 1898, when, In speaking of the Philippine Islands, he declared: These islands are In the line of the great commen-e of the world. They are worth millions to us, and we can hold them without any disadvantage to us. We can hold them so they will be a glory to us, and a glory to the people over whom we extend our Hag and our republican institutions. 1 am one of those who believe that a re public is better than a monarchy. 1 believe the voice of 100,000,000 of men is better than the voice of one, and 1 have faith iu the American people, in their Intelligence, in their integrity, in their ability, and 1 am willing to trust these great problems to them, and I say we shall make no mistake if we say to them: “We have put our Hag here, we have buried our dead, and by the eternal the flag shall stay while the Union lives." This is not Mr. Bryan’s doctrine, but It is the one which a great majority of the people of Colorado and other parts of the Far West indorse. It will not be repudiated by them, however much Senator Teller may endeavor to explain away his words iu an effort to seem consistent iu the support of Mr. Bryan now. There is nothing in the attitude of Mr. Bryan or any of his followers to attract to his standard the people of a state who have never yet been unfaithful to the flag of the nation. Clnnu'fH iii Nebraska. ‘‘It looks to me vers* much as if Ne braska would go Republican,” said a traveling man at one of the hotels last night. "I travel over most of the state, and it is remarkable how many former Bryan men are supporting Mc- Kinley. For instance, in the east half of Muddy precinct, Richardson county, a Republican club lias lieon organized, and among the members are fourteen men who voted for Bryan iu 1S9G. At Hay Springs. Shcrdian comity, the Mc- Kinley and Roosevelt club has thirty two former fusionists, and at Alliance there are sixty-one who have turned over to McKinley. That Is about the way It is all over the state.” TELEGRAPHIC BREVTIES. Marcus Daly of Montana is very 111 at New York. Lieutenant Hobson of Merrimac fame a an returned from the Philippines. A bill has been Introduced iu the Mexican Congress providing for an ap propriation of £10,000 for the Galveston sufferers. The population of Butte, Montana, Is 80,470, as aginst 10,723 in 1800, an in , crease of 19,747, or 189.10 per cent. Senator Hanna, encouraged by the ! reception given his Hpeech at the Com mercial McKinley Club meeting, Chi cago, has decided to go up the stump during the last two weeks of the cam paign. j It is announced that the Diamond Match Company, on account of the sen timent in Illinois and the attitude of the courts toward corporations, has de cided to move Its general offices to New York within six weeks. The Lily of the North, which left Halifax last summer with supplies for the Peary Arctic ex|KHlitiou. is lost. The loss is retried from Cope Breton, but nothing additional, save that the crew was saved, lias reached Halifax. Spring Lake, New Jersey, a summer resort, near Sea dirt, was destroyed by tire on the 19th. Among the buildings burni“d were three of the largest hotels in the place, eleven tine cottages and several stores. The total loss is esti mated at $250,000. i The doctoral commission has thrown out 2,<XM> alleged fraudulent votes cast In Havana province, thus causing the defeat of ex-Seoretary of State Toinayo i and other prominent followers of Gen 1 ernl Gomez. The action of the commis sion has caused a great sensation, i The Merchants’ and Painters’ oil mill, one of the largest cotton oil man ufacturing anil retlning concerns In the Houston. Texas, was totally destroyed by lire Sunday afternoon. lx>s* esti mated at £150.000 and $400,000; insur ance, $252,000. Three hundred and iif ty men will be thrown out of work. I ' The State Bank of Burton, Kansas, was entered by burglars and looted early Sunday morning. The safe was blown open with nltro-glyccrlne and i the robbers got away with $5,000 in cash and $20,000 In securities. Tin bank carried an insurance of $3,000 on its contents. There is no clew to tin robbers. 1 Clara Barton, president of the lied Cross, who went to Dallas, Texas, some time ago, to minister to the victims of the storm, was stricken down while at her work Wednesday, according to ad vices received at New York. Miss Bar ton is seriously ill. it is said, and will have to give up work in Texas and re turn North. The treasure steamer C. 11. Hamil ton. from Dawson to St. Michael, with 150 passengers uud $1,500,000 in dust, was driven on the bench on the Yukon I tints September «th during a severe 1 storm, but Inter got off and made St. Michael. Seven vessels wen* wrecked , and three men drowned In the recent great storm at Nome. There is considerable excitement at I Winona. Minnesota, over a number of 1 valuable pearls that have been found In the Mississippi lately. Mr. T. J. Mc- Namara recently found one which was sold for $200, but the climax came when Benjamin F. Dayton of that city, while looking over a quantity of clams, discovered a large pearl of exceptional beauty and luster. The gem Is estimat ed by various authorities to be worth from $1,500 to $2,000. Manager Fillmore of the Southern Pacific recently authorized the state ment that work on the bridging of Salt Lake for the company’s cut-off will soon be under way. It is expected that fourteen miles of road will be finished this fall. The preliminary work for the bridge will be continued through the winter. Another year Is to see the success or failure of this unique engi neering enterprise if the new manage ment of the Southern Pacific does not decide against its prosecution to a fin ish. The controversy between the Michi gan State Board of Health and Detroit doctors over the reporting of cases of consumption todhe local health officers has been passed upon by tin* Supreme Court. The lower court held the law relative to contagious diseases does not cover consumption, and ruled out the testimony offered to prove consump tion a disease dangerous to public health. 'Hie Supreme Court says there is no danger line that the courts con take Judicial notice of, and that this is a question for a Jury to decide. A new trial was ordered. The Los Angeles Terminal railway, which Is preparing to build a line into Salt Lake from the coast, has made a proposition to the Mormon Church for the purchase of the Salt Lake & Los Angeles road and the Saltair pavilion In Salt Lake. This would give the com pany a right of way clear into the city. The new company would also operate the resort on the lake. It Is rumored that the new road expects to form close relations with the Burlington, which Is pushing its surveys close to the Utah boundary line, bended for Salt Lake. Officials of the road declare this to be premature. Colonel William S. Patten of the quartermaster’s department has com pleted arrangements for the free trans portation to the United States of the bodies of the soldiers and sailors and civilians who lost their lives and were buried in the island possessions of the United States and In China. A burial corps will sail on the transport Han cock from San Francisco, October 1st, for the Philippines. The same burial corps will undertake to perform simi lar service with respect to officers and enlisted men of the navy and marine corps buried in China and tlie islands of the Pacific COLORADO NOTES. Lust week three oil wells were struck at Florence. Senator Lodge of Boston spoke In Denver on the 20th. Knights Templar of Colorado were In convention at Denver on the 21st. Denver people have already sub scribed over $0,000 for the Galveston relief fund. The Union National Bank ef Denver, which failed In 1895, has now paid Its depositors In full. The Denver Galveston relief lands now aggregate $13,051, with the sub script ions still coming in. Benjamin L. Wlnehell. vice president and traffic manager of the Colorado A Southern railroad, has resigned Is be come president of the Kansas City. Fort Scott & Memphis railroad. He will take his new place about October 20th, and will remove from Daavar to Kansas City. Mr. Wlnehell five yaars ago was assistant general passsager agent of the Fort Scott road aader .1. E. Lockwood, general passenger agent. He now returns to the road as Ita pres ident over the man formerly his su perior. He succeeds the late Hdwanl S. Washburn. As a direct result of the anthracite coal miners’ strike and In anticipation of a demand for coal. Colorado roads are rushing coal to central points. Hun dreds of thousands of tons are now ston'd and additional trains are rush ing coal from the mines to staragi places. The Colorado &. Southern has more than 200,000 tons stored la Den ver; the Santa Fe. 250,000 toss la Pu eblo; the Colorado Midland, nearly 2uo,000 tons In Colorado City, aad the Denver & Rio Grande has absat 300. 000 tons at Burnhatn. Alton! 199,00«* tons are stored at other itoinla along their lines. Governor Roosevelt in his tear of Colorado will In* accompanied by John I'roctor Clark of New York aad Gen eral Curtis Guild. Jr., of Boston. The party will arrive in a sftccial train from Cheyenne next Tuesday morning, reaching Greeley at 8:30 a. in. From Greeley the party will go on the special around the Horn. Colonel Rose veil speaking briefly at Longmont, Boulder Ixivelami. Fort Colllne and Berfhaud. A spcial will 1m* run from Heaver at 8:30 a. in. and will meet the Roooevelt party at I<ongniont and accompany i during the day’s itinerary. Tba sih cinls will arrive in Denver nboat 4:3*>* o’cloek and on Tuesday night a mass meeting will be held, probably at Ool iseum hall, where Senator Wolcolt will preside. Wednesday the itinerary will Im* resumed, when Leadville, Halida. Florence and Canon Cliy will be visit ed. Thursday night Governor Roose velt »n<l Senator Woh*ott will be the principal speakers. William G. Bowser, & Philippine veteran, met with an unusually pain ful and perhaps fatal accident M the Maripossi property at Cripple Creek. He was working In the bottom of tin* 200-foot shaft when a scraper or min ers’ spoon, which was ticing loaded In to the bucket at the surface dipped from the hands of a fellow wortunan and fell to the bottom. The spoon Is a steel rod four feet in length, sharpened at one end, and it fell the distance Hke an arrow, striking Bowser In the right shoulder near the base of the neck and penetrating his body for a distance of over a foot. He displayed nauauat nerve, kept his head anti pulled the projecting spoon from the wound and gave the signal for the bucket ou which his companions came down and into which he was placed and hoisted to the surface. He was taken to a phy sician’s office, where it was found that the spoon had penetrated a lnng. So far no hemorrhage lias resulted and there is a possibility that he may re cover. Frank Trumbull, president of the Colorado & Southern Railway Com pany has made public the first annual report of the system under the reor ganisation. One of the most startling Improvements in the road Is shown by its income of nearly $1,000,000 for the fiscal year, compared with a (rifle over $100,000 six years ago, when Mr. Timm bull took charge of the property. The following additions to equipment were made during the eighteen months end ing June 30, 1000: One hundred and sixty narrow-gauge coal cars, forty narrow-gauge I mix cars. Contracted for by receiver and paid for January 13, 1809, 287 standard gauge coal cars, fifty narrow-gauge stock cars. Re ceived In May and June, 1000, three cafe cars (combination dining car and conch), two standard gauge consolida tion freight locomotives, 20x20 cylin ders, 120,700 pounds on driver; one standard gauge consolidation freight, locomotive, 20x20 cylinders, 12o,000 pounds on drivers; three standard gauge passenger locomotives, 20x20 cylinders, 119.500 pounds on drivers; one rotary snow plow. A solid mass of granite, half as high as the great pyramid of Egypt, 108 feet thick at the base, twenty-eight feet thick at the top and 210 feet high, will be placed in the Goose creek gorge of the soutli fork of the South Platte river, designed to take the place of the uncompleted dam partially tom out by the force of the flood last May 3rd. The contract for the masonry work has been let to Geddis & Seerie r»f Denver, and work on the new struc ture will be begun immediately. The contract for the quarrying and placing of the stone calls for approximately $350,000. In addition to this, the ce ment and other materials will cost as much more, so that by the time Cbeea man lake is filled with water—a re serve sufficient to insure water for Denver if all other sources of supply failed for ten years—it will have cost the water company more than $L000a 000.