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LAMAR, .... COLORADO. Ten days’ Intimate acquaintance with poverty wilJ satisfy any man for the rest of his natural life. The bill permitting Jews to engage In secular labor, keep their shops open, etc., on Sunday, passed the Massachu setts House of Representatives, 99 to 69. Venezuela is placing important or ders for materials with German firms, and is inviting Herr Krupp and others to tender for the supply of cruisers, torpedo boats and the like. Experiments are being made at Tur in with some new explosives, one of which, called pyrlstlte; has already given splendid results, and has been proved to be eight times stronger than ballstite. Grand Duke Adolf of Luxemburg, the oldest lay soverlgn of Europe, has just celebrated his golden wedding with his second wife. He bocame duke of Nas sau sixty-tw’o years ago, was turned out by Prussia In 1860 and became grand duke of Luxemburg in 1890 on its separation from Holland at the death of King 'yVilliam 111. f Conductor Felix Wright, who op erates a train on the Illinois Central railway, collected a ticket from Clin ton to Fulton, sold December 21, 1892. a few days ago on his train. The old man who presented It for passage said he bought it about eight years ago. but heard there was a wreck on the road, and was afraid to get on the train. He never summoned up courage enough to ride on a railway until re cently. Compulsory prohibition has gained many recruits in the North Carolina legislature. The counties of Bladen. Pender, Duplin and Madison have de clared in favor of absolute prohibi tion. A step in the direction of pro hibition has been taken by the Tar Heel state in its regulation of regis tered whisky distilleries. A majority of North Carolina prohibitionists are Democrats. The prohibition vote in the state last year was only 1,000. The youngest telegraph messenger in America is probably Marion Longlno, six years old. and the son of the gover nor of Mississippi. A week or more ago he startled his parents by telling them that he "was tired loafing and wanted to go to work to make some money for* himself." To humor him. his father told him to go ahead and get a job. thinking that would be the laßt of it. The youngßter walked up to the Western Union Telegraph office at Jackson and secured a place. He now feels important and is said to be one of the best messenger boys Id town. There has just taken place at Verdi’s house. Sant Agata, near Busseto, a great destruction of the late compos er's private papers. There had lain in the building for some years two huge chests, hermetically sealed. Nobody knew what was in them, but they were believed to contain the composer's im provisations and musical compositions which he did not care to publish. On his will being opened it was found tc contain a clause directing that these two chests, with their contents, be burned without being opened, and this has just been done on a sort of impro vised funeral pyre outside Sant Agata. A dispatch from Hastings, Neb., tc the Journal of Lincoln told this thrill ing tale the other day: "A genuine tornado tore things up in a lively way between Juniata and Hastings late this Hfternoon. While a Burlington freight train was coming into Hastings from Juniata the wind picked up a large barn and carried it straight toward the train for a distance of over 100 yards. The engineer saw his peril, put on full steam, and nn exciting race fol lowed. but the wind changed its course before reaching the track. People oi Hastings saw the approach of the twister and sought places of safety. The barn was torn into kindling wood.” An interesting temperance measure was presented in the New York legis lature, recently adjourned, but failed of passage. Its purpose was to oblige all saloon-keepers to sell tea, coffee, milk and chocolate as well as intoxi cants. The theory of those who draft ed it was that many men who seek the saloons for warmth and light and sociability, and drink from a sense of obligation, would be content with tem perance beverages, and perhaps prefer them, if they were to be had. The op ponents of the bill argued that the sa loon-keepcers might easily defeat its purpose if they wished by serving tea and coffee of so poor a quality that no one would drink it; but a plan similar to that provided for in the bill has been tried in certain saloons in England and with considerable success. Milwaukee has a novelty for native Americans. It is the Uniformed Pall bearers’ Association. The men w’ear black broadcloth uniforms, broad white collars and knee breeches. They per form for compensation the trying duty now generally alloted to the nearest friends of a decedent. As many coffins are too heavy for any but the muscu lar, the innovation Is not likely to lack gradual favor, although at first it may seem wanting in deference and tender ness. In the Old World uniformed mourners as well as uniformed pall bearers are the rule. IF CUBANS BALK. . It Is reported from Havana that the Cuban convention will not adopt the Platt amendments without such modi fication* and alterations as have al ready led our executive department to reject the Cuban constitution. It Is to be hoped that the conven tion will adopt a sensible course, and udopt the suggestions of our Cougresa, but if they do not choose to do ,so, they need not. They do not seem to understand that these suggestions are binding on the executive and that the question before the President and his advisers is not whether they shall ac cept the Cuban constitution, but whether that instrument is In ac cord with the directions already given by our Congress. The result of a rejection of the amendments would bo the postpone ment of Cuban Independence for a long time, and the continuance of mili tary rule in the Island by the forces of the United States. This country is responsible for the maintenance of law ami order In Cuba, and It has a right to lay down the conditions which It thinks necessary to Insure the pres ervation of law and order, and of the public health. If the Cubans do not want to he free, In the way that our Congress j»rescrllH?s, they can remain under our military government until they get ready to accept our condi tions. Hogg, Towne £ Co. A Texas contemporary reproves the press In general for assuming that be cause the mighty Hogg and the talkn tlve Towne have made a lot of money they have therefore changed tlielr views iu regard to trusts nml monopo lies and the aristocracy of wealth, and the rest of the shibboleths of 180 G and 11)00. It will be time enough to re prove them or sneer nt them, thinks the Fort Worth Register, when they shall have announced a change of front. *• Our Texan contemporary ought not to feel had about the rather good natured fuh which has been ]>okiHl at these erstwhile be wallers of the ter rible conditions of Anierlcaif life tinder a robber tariff and a single gold stand ard. ‘Everybody Is willing that they should prosper nml grow fat, but It would be beyond human nature to re frain from a little fun at tlielr Incon sistency. The Register Ims perhaps forgot ten the doleful prophecies of dire dis aster which were uttered lu 181)0 by Hogg aud Towne ns well ns by Teller and Brjnh, nml the rest of the “toiling masses/’ who bewailed our coming fate at that time. They told us that whatever evidences of coming prosper ity there might be, this country never eould be really prosperous until we got the unlimited coinage of silver at the ratio of sixteen to one. Again iu 1000, they told us that the prosperity which was then evident was mislead ing and ephemeral. Now they have got some of the prosperity themselves, aud nobody believes that they consid er It either wrong or merely tem porary. Even for campaign purposes, tho calamity howl has lost Its effect iveness, and neither Hogg nor Towne, nor Millionaire Tom Johnson, nor Jones of the Round Cotton Rale trust, can use that cry again without being laughed out of the court of public opluion. Democracy v ». Supreme Coart For some days we have been pub lishing opinions of the decision of the Supreme Court iu the Insular cases, taken from the newspapers of all shades of political opinion. It Is remarkable iu perusing the comments of the papers on this partic ular decision to see how those opinions are colored by tlie preconceived views of the writers, and liow general the disposition Is on the part of the Dem ocratic papers to attempt to reverse the verdict. It Is n curious illustration of the Democratic habit of Indng un able to recognize an accomplished fact until several years after tlie accom plishment. Somehow they always seem to be riding backwards in the car of progress, and looking out of the rear window. - * It 13 useless now to discuss whether the court ought to have decided these eases one way or the other. They have been decided, nml the decision Is now a part of the law of the land, and binding on the executive and leg islative departments of the govern ment and upon all the citizens of the United States. If the Democrats want the decision reversed, there is just one way to do It; elect a President and Congress pledged to reversal, nml pledged to "pack'’ the court with that end In view. Tills is the practical thing to do. If the Democrats mean business, let them announce this clearly and unmistakably ns tlielr platform. We have little doubt that tlie Republicans would be willing to go before the peo ple on this Issue, and to make It tlie main issue of the next campaign.— Colorado Springs Mail. Futile nml Unreasonable In all the faultfinding of the anti imperialists from the beginning there has been no accusation more unrea sonable that tlie charge that our pres ent policy toward Culm Is “tricky,” and that we have cheated the Cubans of their just expectations under our pledges. We have had a good opportunity to study the temper and capacity of tlio Cubans and their political leaders since the close of the war that freed them from Spain. They are disappointing In many ways. Tlielr behavior Ims nut served to create confidence in tlielr ca pacity to govern and control the island wisely and for the welfare of its peo ple. It hus not by any means allayed the apprehension that by their unstead iness, and unwisdom they may make much trouble for us, practically re storing the conditions which we sought to put an end to by the war with Spain. The incredible childishness of their proceedings in respect to the Platt amendment, especially In the preparation of the astonishing adden dum to their constitution, creates the gravest doubt of tlielr ability to set up at once and maintain a safe gov ernment. The President would be chargeable with holding his responsibilities light ly if he should put aside all doubts uml immediately turn the Island over to the revolutionary leuders in blind confidence that somehow they would come otit right. We have the right to exact assurances and guarantees of the Cubans. We must exercise that rigid for their own safety and for our own. —New York Times (Dem.). Cray and Shlras As the Supreme Court known to this generation Ims decided two of the most momentous questions ever submitted to It in the history of the country, the relations borne to these decisions by the ludlvhlunl justices are interesting to consider. On the first of these questions, the constitutionality of the income tax en acted in the Wilson tariff law, these justices made the majority of the court, holding the tnx to be invalid and so putting the nation’s heel on the com munism that would have undermined the constitution: Fuller, Gray, Field, Brewer, Shlras. Opposed, that Is, for the tnx. were: Harlan, White, Brown, Jackson. Of these It must be understood that Judge Brown, strong In his aversion to the Populism which the Income tax represented, decided as he did on the ground that the doctrine of stare de cisis demanded respect for the previous decision of the Supreme Court. On the expansion question, decided on Monday last, the majority for keep ing open the door to national progress of which Thomas Jefferson first raised the latch, were: Brown, Gray, McKen na, White, Shlras. The anti-expansionists were: Fuller, Harlan, Brewer, Peekhatn. These comparisons, therefore, select for a place of special In the ju dicial history of the United States Horace Gray and George Sliiras, the two members of the Supreme Court who at each of these two great crises in the national law stood for progress, enlightenment and right. And strange to say, the one Justice who was wrong both times was that powerful Homan of the bench, John Marshall Ilarlun. — New York Sun. Platt Amendment Ueflnnt. During the conferences between Sec retary Hoot and the Cuban commis sion the secretary wrote a letter to Senator ‘Platt of Connecticut, who In troduced the Platt amendment, asking ids views relative to intervention as mentioned in the third clause of the amendment. Senator Platt replied and his letter was furnished to the com mission, confidentially, by the secre tary of war and was Incorporated into and made a part of the acceptance of the Platt amendment by the constitu tional convention. The letter, however, appeared in a Havana paper, and was made public ,by the war department. It says: "I am in receipt of your letter of this date, in which you say that the members of the commission of the Cuban constitutional convention fear that the provisions relative to inter vention in the third clause of the amendment, which lias come to bear my name, may have the effect of pre venting the Independence of Cuba, and in reality establish a protectorate or suzerainty by the United States, and you request that I express my views of the questions raised. “In reply I beg to state that the amendment was carefully prepared with the object of avoiding any pos sible Idea that by the acceptance there of the constitutional convention would thereby establish a protector ate or suzerainty, or in any manner whatsoever compromise the indepen dence or sovereignty of Culm; and, speaking for myself, it seems impos sible that such an interpretation can be given to the clause. I believe that the amendment should be considered as a whole, and it ought to be clear on reading that the well-defined pur pose is to secure and safeguard Cuban independence, and set fortli at once a clear idea of the friendly disposition of the United States toward the Cu ban people and the express intention on tlielr part to aid them, if necessary, in 1 lie nfnintennnce of said Indepen dence. These are my ideas, and, al though, ns you say, I can not speak for the entire Congress, my belief is that such n purpose was well under stood by that body.” MORGAN ORGANIZING BILLION DOLLAR ANGLO-AMERICAN BANK New York, June 10.—According to the London correi>ondent of the World, It is reported tht J. P. Mor gan Is arranging for the establishment of a great Anglo-American bank, with a capital of $1,000,000,000. It Is said that it Is proposed to abolish all of the principal iinancial agencies and bnnks already engaged in Anglo- American business. The proposed institution, it Is said. Is Intended to be the principal agency for the already vast and rapidly grow ing banking transactions betweeu Europe and America. Mr. Morgan is understood to have associated with him in the stupendous undertaking not only the principal cap italists who aided him in the organ ization of the United States Steel Cor- IKiration, but also the Itotfcscliilds. The World odds: Several times since the panic of May it lias l>een reported in Wall street that Mr. Morgan intended to organize a bank with $ 1(K),000.000 capital. These reiiorts hove been invariably de nied at the offices of J. I‘. Morgun & Co. The creation of a bonk with a capi talization of a billion dollars is an un dertaking of a nature so colossal that nothing approaching it has ever been hinted at before. FOUR THOUSAND NAMES A MONTH ADDED TO THE PENSION ROLLS Washington, D. C.. June 10.—More mimes will be added to the pension roll during the present fiscal year, end ing June 30th, than were added during the Inst year. There were last year 45,344 new names entered on the roll. For the first eleven months of the present year the additions number 43,390, and by the end of this month last year’s fig ures will doubtless l>e passed. There were 43,334 names dropped from the roll by reasons of deaths and other causes last year and the net Increase was 2,010. This year’s net increase will be about the same. Of the names added this year 400 nre on account of service prior to the war of the rebellion, 35,508 nre on ac count of service in the civil war, 3,323 are on account of service in the Span- Isli-Amerlcnn war and the remainder. 1.100 are restorations. In addition to tills great army, 019 pensions have been granted, involving the payment of $927,314.40, an average of $1,514.24 in each case. These eases are known as "Old Minors’’ and for the most part appear for only one payment. OKLAHOMA VISITED BY TERRIBLE TORNADO Wichita, Ivan., Juno 10.—Tlio most disastrous storm which lias ever vis ited Oklahoma prevailed In Kay coun ty Friday night. A tornado struck Hillings, Eddy and Tonknwa nml its Influence covered a stretch of country ten miles wide and thirty-six miles long. Eddy wns wiped out and sev eral lives are reported lost. Nearly every farm house In north western Kay county Is more or less Injured, not a windmill has been left standing and the face of the country Is covered with debris. Blackwell suffered considerably. Practically every piece of glass In the city has been broken. If the reports of damage are correct. Including the damage to crops from wind und hail, It will be more than SIOO,OOO. The tornado was flercest at Eddy, where Bob McGraflln was killed out right and Ills mother fatally wounded. A telephone message from Enid says the fatalities at Eddy were seven per sons, but the report cannot be con firmed. It Is evident that It was not the same tornado that struck all the places. It Is prolHible that three separate twisters prevailed at practically the same time. At Eddy only two houses remain stnmling. It wns a small town. The prevalency of cyclone cellars undoubt edly saved many lives. It Is estimated that not less than 100 houses In Blackwell, Eddy, Billings and Tonknwa were Injured. The office of one tornado Insurance company out of forty-three doing bus iness in Oklahoma received eleven tel egrams Saturday announcing total losses. They claim that tlielr losses will not fall far short of seventy-five houses In Kay county and tlint the to tal losses of the forty-three companies will be something enormous. Van Arsdale Brothers, bail Insurance agents doing business here, are receiv ing claims for total losses. The small est claim they have received Is for a fifty per cent. loss. Kay county is said to be the banner single county in the United States for wheat. Heavy hail storms struck Blackwell. Ponca City, Lllyvale, Deer Creek and Perry. W. S. STRATTON SAVES THE MATCHLESS MINE T,en<3v!lle, Colo.. Juno 9.—t Denver Republican Special.)—Mrs. Tabor and her children will again he the proud possessors of the Matchless, a mine that was once famous for the millions It produced, and which. It Is believed, can again be made a dividend payer. The deed to the property will be pre sented to Mrs. Tabor and her chil dren on July 4th by Mr. Stratton, whom Tabor once befriended, and who in memory of his friend now comes to the relief of the widow and orphans. A coincidence of the affair is that Stratton will make the transfer on In dependence day, and it was on that day he discovered the mine which af terwards made him famous. It was this fact that also gave the mine its name. Mr. Stratton a few days ago made over a check for $15,000 to his attor neys in Denver to buy the judgment held against the property and to pay other accruing expenses. This money has been paid over to the parties hold ing the Judgment, and at the expira The aggregate of the capitalizations of tlie sixty-four national bnnks in (Ireater New York is barely $100,000,- 000. Two banks only are capitalized at $10,000,000 each—the National City and the National Hank of Commerce. The greatest bank in the world—the Hank of England, has a capital of £14,553,000 sterling, or about $72,705,- 000. The Hank of France lias a capi tal of 182,500,000 francs, or about $30,- 500,000. The combined capitalization of the Bank of France, the Deutsche tsink of Berlin, the Hank of Spain, the Bank of England and the Bunque Itn periale Ottomans, the government bunk of Turkey, falls far short of $1,000,- 000.000. When it was reported last month that Mr. Morgan intended to organize a bank In this city with a capital of $100,000,000 the project was declared to be impracticable by <*onservutive banking men, because of the national banking laws which impose a tax on the capitalization of such institutions. August Belmont, the New York rep resentatives of tl»e Rothschilds, who, according to the London dispatch, are associated with Mr. Morgan in the vast banking scheme, is not at home and nothing could be learned in New York concerning the rumored organization of the mammoth bank. The total number of •claims llle<l for on account of service In the war with Spain is 43,874. Under the act of March 3, 1001, providing for the re pensioning of widows who remarried and again became widows, 1,050 claims have been tiled. There are now about 100,000 pensioners who, un der the act of 1890, received the maxi mum rate of sl2 a month. In addition to 43.390' new pensions thus far grunted. 50,080 certificates for increases, rerating and accrued pen sions have been issued, making the grand aggregate of certificates for all classes written during the eleven mouths 94,079. Of the 400 new pensioners on ac count of service prior to the civil war two ore widows of veterans of the war of 1812, 112 are widows of soldier** and seven are survivors of the Indian wars from 1832 to 1852 and 325 ore widows of soldiers and fourteen are survivors of the Mexican war. Of the total pen sions allowed on account of the Span ish war, 2,3(19 are invalids and 1,158 to widows and dependants. tlon of the legal time, July 4tli, the final transfer will l>e made. J. F. Walsh, a well known mining man of Ix'ndville and at one time man ager of Stratton's Independence mine, will be Mrs. Tabor's manager. Mrs. Tabor will come to Leadville to reside, and will doubtless realize once more from the mine that was once svcli a rich producer and which, in the belief of the late Senator Tabor, lias still greater ore liodies in the lev els below, which have never been ex plored. IMMENSE GROWTH OF POPULATION IN CITIES Washington, June 10.—The census office has issued a bulletin giving the population of incorporated places in the country. The bulletin shows that there are 10,002 such places, ns com pared with 7,r»78 in 1800. The bulletin shows thirty-eight cities containing more than 100,000 people each. Of the large cities in 1000, three, New, York, Chicago and Philadelphia, contain more than a million inhabi tants, the same ns in 1800, while for cities having between 500,000 nnd 1,000.000 Inhabitants those in 1000 number three, ns against one only in 1800. There were no cities in 1900 containing between 400,000 nnd 500,- 000 inhabitants, but at the census of 1800 there were three cities in this class. On the other hand, there are flvo cities In 1000 with a population of between 300.000 and 400,000, but in 1800 there were no cities coming be tween these limits of population. ‘ Of the total number of places in the list almost one-half, or 4,.'118. contain more than 500 people, while there are 2,051 places of between 500 and 1,000. Of the states, Illinois leads with 030 incorporated towns, nnd Pennsylvania comes next with 833. New York has 438 such plnces. There are no incor- I»orntcd municipalities in Alaska. The incori>ornted places contain, in the ag gregate. 35,849,510 inhabitants, as com pared with a total of 20,079,828 per sons living In incorporated places in 1890. The combined population of incor porated towns and cities constitutes forty-seven per cent, of the population of the entire country, as against forty one per cent. In the towns in 1800. In the state of New York, winch takes the lead In this respect, seventy-seven per cent, of the people live in the cities and towns, as against sixty-nine per cent, in 1890. In six other states, namely, Massachusetts, Illinois. Rhode Island. Pennsylvania. Colorado and Connecticut, more than two-thirds of the people live in the incorporated places. Mississippi has the smallest percentage of people living in towns, the percentage being fifteen. Officer Left In Siberia Seattle. Wash.. .Tune 10.—The annual voyage of a government ship to Si beria after reindeer, according to l)r. Sheldon Jackson, has been abandoned for this season. Lieutenant Berthoff, who crossed Russia and Siberin last year to gather a herd of deer, will be left to get along ns l>est he can until a year from the coming July. Dr. Jackson thinks Berthoff may starve to death while waiting for a ship to take him off. He is likely to be left all alone and forced to rely on his personal efforts for subsistence through next winter, as there are few natives where he will be. It will l>e impossible to attempt to rescue him until after next June, COLORADO NOTES. Eighteen students were graduated by the Trinidad high school June 4th. Lydie M. Mason lius been appointed postmaster at Edwards In Eagle, county. Denver building permits in May amounted to |8<W,000. This is the larg est showing for that month since 1892. The senior class of the State Normal School played "Hamlet” in the opera house at Greeley on the night of June 4th. July 1st the salary of the postmaster at Longmont will Ik* advanced from $2,000 to $2,100, and at Florence from $1,000 to $2,100. Sandstone apparently Impregnated with petroleum 1ms been found on the ranch of John Craig, twelve miles northeast of Pueblo. The recent rummage sale for the benefit of the Free Heading Hoorn. As sociation of Central City, netted a trifle less than $100. The La Junta school census, just completed, shows 1.084 children be tween tile age of six and twenty-one years, 502 being boys and 522 girls. Under the energetic administration of Chancellor Huchtel the University of Denver lias paid off $25,000 of its Indebtedness during the past year. Several Inches of snow fell at Lead vllle June 4th. This reinforces tin* old saying that Leadville 1ms nine months winter and three mouths late in the 'fall. After being blockaded by snow for nlKuit five months, tin* Gunnison line of the Colorado & Southern railway at Alpine pass was opened for traffic on the (kh Instant The school census of Golden shows Old children of school age. This is an Increase of sixty-two over last year. Ollier large districts in JefTerson coun ty show a like increase. La Junta, having raised the amount required as a guarantee, is to have a $20,000 open house, with a seating ca pacity of 750. which it is hoped to complete by October 1st. The Former’s mill at Longmont is making extensive improvements, put ting in a new bolting system through out. By the change it will increase the output 100 sacks a day to 700 sacks. The secretary of the Interior on June 1st approved thirty-nine permits to graze 7,710 cattle and 494 horses in toe White river plateau forest reserve Colorado, as recommended by the gen eral laud office. It Is estimated that the honey ship ments of Las Animas tills season will exceed 100 tons, an increase of twenty five tons from last year, this season’s honey values being conservatively esti mated at $25,000. John E. Helton, receiver of the laud office at Montrose, has received a con signment of 30,000 eastern brook trout from the government for distribution. Ten thousand have been placed by Mr. Pelton in Ids lake. Breckenridge has raised a large fund for a Fourth of July celebration. The entertainment will include horse rac ing, foot racing, drilling contents, and other sports ami a large display of lire- | works, to conclude with u free ball. The Colorado Cricket Association will have a sort of field day at Colo rado Springs July 4th anil 5th. Colo rado Springs, Denver and Cripple Creek will send clubs and a tourney will be held, each team playing the other. The senior class of the State Uni versity at Boulder played "Much Ado AlHiut Not Mug” under the trees in the open air on the college campus on the evening of June 4tli. A special train load of people were present from Den ver. All mystery concerning the strange disappearance of Mrs. Mertie M. Bur ger from her home in Pueblo, April 20th last, has lieen solved by the re ceipt of n letter from her to the Pueblo Chieftain, In which she states that she Is alive and well and in San Francisco. It is said that the 17.000 head of Mexican steers on the Las Animas ranges belonging to the Ernest-Wilsou- Towers syndicate are to be moved to Montana ranges this summer, the exo dus lieglunlng ubout the middle of this month. Horticultural Inspector Palmer of Arapahoe county lias announced that shade trees infested with insect p«m(S must be sprayed by the owners, other wise It will lie done at their expense as required by law and the cost charged to the property. The Divide Ditch Company has com menced work on a new ditch fifty miles northwest of Fort Collins. The ditch will be taken from Sand creek,, which llows into the Big Laramie rivj ) er, anil brought over a divide into Sheep creek, which in turn empties into the north fork of the Cache la Poudre. It will be aliout two and a quarter miles in length anil will cost about $20,000. Ex-Governor Eaton is. at the head of the enterprise. The Western Slope Telephone Com pany will build forty-five miles of new line to connect Leadville with its line ar Wolcott. This company now lias lines connecting with the Colorado company’s lines at Hlfle and extend ing to Hahn’s Peak, Steamboat Springs. Milner. Hayden and remote sections of Houtt county, which have heretofore lieen without communica tion with the outside world except by mail. The company recently complet ed 100 miles of new line. The Lead ville-Wolcott line will afford another connection with the Colorado 'com pany’s telephone system. By comple tion of recent lines, remote parts of Houtt county are put in talking dis tance of Denver, via Hlfle. The Colorado lodges of Elks are making preparations for a big excur sion to attend the grand lodge of the order, which meets in Milwaukee July 23rd, 24th and 25tli. The excursion is being arranged for by Elks from Crip ple Creek, Victor. Pueblo. Colorado Springs. Telluride, Grand Junction and other lodges throughout the Koeky Mountain region. There will lie a special train and a band will accom pany the party. The uniform will be unique, consisting of yellow khaki coat, purple shirt, white trousers, white canvas shoes, white sidl or-slmpe staw. hat with purple band, black waist sash, red uni|>) brella. Solid silver badges will be' worn. In Milwaukee a Colorado head quarters will be uialutuincd.