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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
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
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
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
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
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.
. 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
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
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
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
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
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.”
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 &
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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,-
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
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
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,
Eighteen students were graduated by
the Trinidad high school June 4th.
Lydie M. Mason lius been appointed
postmaster at Edwards In Eagle,
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
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
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
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
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.

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