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LAMAR, • • • COLORADO. Now that Prince Henry Is ut home lie may safely uncork that bottle ut Kentucky peach brandy. House hunting, bonnet hunting and octopus hunting are a few of the oc cupations of the present season. Another tunnel is to be built in Now York. The island is destined to become a veritable gopher camp. Carne.gie is making money so fast that he has now taken to giving away libraries in flocks instead of singly. Insurance rates are climbing so high tbut any sudden descent will have to be made byway of the fire escape. Agulnaldo, Lukban and all of the captured Filipino chieftains agree that the fat of the land is far preferable to the lean. Every time Italy looks over at Tri poli it thinks it ought to do a lit tle expending Just to keep it up witli the procession. J. Pierpont Morgan does not burden his mind with such a trifle as $10,000.- 000. In this respect there is a number of us just like him. Nineteen Italian newspapers have been suppressed in Austria for foment ing disorder on the occasion of the re cent riots at Triest. From the way they are fighting the Chinese rebels must have stood around and watched the armies of the allies do things two years ago. London is a poor location for the coronation. There are not enough mansions in the city to accommodate the American millionaires. A Russian hns invented a monorail electric road that he believes will transport passengers at the rate of 200 miles an hour. Don't! i Now that revolvers are being used in the noble art oi self-defense aguinst hazing, the college pastime will lose some of its zest for exuberant class men. The automobile appenrs to have the peculiar faculty of running rich men Into the police courts. The poor man’s chance won’t come till the machines are cheaper. Some of the New York restaurants now have "smoking rooms for ladies.” They should be more explicit ami label them "smoking rooms for per fect ladies.” When Max O'Rell tells people to "re main childish as long ns you can,” he probably means childlike which doesn't sound very different to a Frenchman. The social climber who lias wasted his substance in golfing outfits is now Buffering from ping pongitis. a disease that is said to be prevalent among American plutocrats. A long term in pi Ison seems to destroy a man's appreciation of lib erty. Hardly had .Mm Younger got out of the penitentiary when he be gan to yearn for matrimony. The new $5 national bank notes hear the vignette of Ilenjaniin Harri son and the new slo's that of Wiliiarr. McKinley. To the acquisitive taste the slo's are the more attractive. Sultan Abdul Hamid has stopped the pensions that had been allowed to sev eral Turkish students In Paris. Nat urally the sultan looks with suspicion on any one who can read and write. Yet another sten in the disappear ance of gold lace from British officers' uniforms. Brigade orders of the Foot Clunrds announce that gold-striped trousers and overalls must be worn no longer. You are led to believe from the va rious pronunciamentos of the great powers that henceforth it is going to be so quiet in the far east that you can hear a pin drop anywhere there abouts. Miss Susan M. Ilallowell, professor of botany for the last twenty-seven yeftrs at Wellesley college, has ten dered her resignation. Her retirement withdraws from the faculty ranks the last member who served in the open ing year in 1875. The viceroy of India has announce l a detailed scheme for utilizing a quar ter of a million sterling subscribed in India for the Queen Victoria memorial in building a great hall of classical architecture of white Pentelicon mar ble to bo brought from Greece. The news that Andrew Carnegie has refused to become Achilles 11. of Araucana shows how really great Is the American millionaire who prefers to invest in libraries instead of spend ing his fortune in coronation ceremo nies. A man who served a long term in the lowa penitentiary writes to his home paper that he is convinced crime does not pay, since he has lost $16,800 he might have made by working at his trade, while the property he stole brought him only $67. SHORT TELECRAMS. A severe enrtliqunke shock was felt at Panama April tltli. Paderewski played at n White Ilouse musicale a few nights since. Texas Is about to erect a large mill for the manufacture of cane sugar by convicts. Topeka has been chosen ns the place for the Populist state convention to meet on June 21th. A new soldiers and sailors’ monu ment at Jtlverside park. New York, will be dedicated, on Memorial Day. British employers are advocating a revival of apprenticeship as a method of increasing the supply of skilled la bor. Automobiles which have a flange out side a pneumatic tire, are being used for scouting on the Tiftusvaal rail ways. Careful computation made at Preto ria gives the strength of the scat tered Boer commandos at between 8,000 and 0,000 men. The shah of Persia will visit Berlin in May and will pay his respects to Emperor William. The Shah is going to Contrexevllle, France. St. John’s military school at Manlius, ten miles east of Saratoga, New York, was destroyed by lire on the night of the Bth. Loss estimated at SIOO,OOO. A serious and organized rebellion is reported among the Servian inhabi tants of the northern villages of Tur key. Several encounters have taken place. Colonel John McKee, tin* wealthiest colored man in Philadelphia, if not In the country, died on the Bth instant. His estate is estimated at about sl,* 500,000. According to a decision made by the Supreme Court of Kansas, express agents may deliver liquor in C. O. 1). packages without violating the prohib itory law. At a recent meeting In Chicago the Western Stove Manufacturers’ Associa tion decided to raise the price of stoves live per cent. The association reports forty different concerns. News conies from Australia that the French have annexed the island of Itliuitnra. one of the Tubual group, in the South seas. The entire group is uow under French control. Tlirne missing tourists of tin* party of four who recently atu mpted to ascend the Itax Alps, in lower Austria, have been discovered, half frozen, but alive. The fourth lmd been found dead. Twenty-eight members of the fresh men and sophomore classes of the Uni versity of Kansas were recently sus pended for thirty days for participating In the recent contest over class colors. Iludda Mullah, the fanatic who has in the past endeavored to embroil Grent Britain and Afghanistan, lias stnrtisl for Calnil. the capital of Af ghanistan, with l»,000 armed followers. In 1882 Henry V. Lucas fell heir to A few days ago he took advantage of the bankruptcy act in Chicago and cleared himself of an in debtedness of $-10,000 that ho could not pay. Twenty-eight Hussion carriage horses of the Orloff breed have just been brought to New York. This is said to be the first Importation of Bussian heavy harness horses ever seen in the United States. Judge William B. Day. president of the McKinley National Memorial As sociation. has made a request that all contributions to tin* memorial fund be forwarded to Myron T. Herrick, treas urer. at Cleveland. The President has directed that more than seventy townships in northern Montana be withdrawn from public en try for use in the big irrigation scheme known as the St. Mary’s canal and Milk river project. An experimental plant, to cost sever al millions of dollars, is to bo built at the Bethlehem Steel Company’s works for the manufacture of car wheels from pressed steel. Work on the ma chinery lias begun. Great preparations are being made at Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, for the celebration of the tercentenary of the John Bobinsou church, which is noted for its association with the early history of the pilgrim fathers. The gunboat Marietta, which lias been keeping watch over American in terests at Colombia, sailed Sunday for New York. The cruiser Philadelphia still remains at Panama, on the Pa cific side, to await developments. Major O. L. Prudcn, assistant secre tary to the President, has been remov ed to Garfield hospital, in Washington, for treatment for organic heart trouble. He is in a dangerous condition, and it is believed cannot survive very long. At a meeting of tho board of gov ernors of the Automobile. Club of America, Charles M. Schwab, presi dent of the United States Steel Cor poration, was elected a member. Mr. Schwab is an enthusiastic autoinobil ist. All the pinployos in tho Santa Fe gen eral ollicea at Topeka have been order ed to stop work because the otlice building is in imminent danger of col lapse. and the departments will remain closed until the defects can be remedied. Epes Sargent, a civil war correspond ent who rendered valuable service to the northern side during the Civil War, and who later filled many positions in the government employ at Washing ton, died at New York, April sth, aged seventy-six. By tiie decision just rendered In tlie Supreme Court of tin* United States in the Byram river case. Greater New York will be enabled to secure its next supply of water from streams flowing into Connecticut, by paying all dam ages assessed. While men were excavating in the Hennepin canal feeder near Tampico, Illinois, they discovered a queer look ing box containing gold coin to tho amount of $3,000. and a large amount of brass pieces. It is thought that the coin is Spanish. The Algemeen Ilandelsblnd an nounces that Queen Wllhelinlnn will not pay her customary visit to Am sterdam this year, presumably on ac count of expected accouchement whiuh tuny furnish- an heir to the throne of the Netherlands. LATE WASHINGTON NEWS AND CONGRESSIONAL PROCEEDINGS The house committee on pensions made a favorable re|>ort on the Senate bill granting n pension of $5,000 per annum to the widow of the late Presi deut McKinley. President Roosevelt has signed the bill repealing the war revenue taxes. The pen with which the bill was signed was presents! to Representative Bar tholdt of Missouri. The largest quarterly receipts in the history of the postal service are re corded for the three months ended Jan uary Ist last: figures for which have Just been completed. The receipts were $32,005,021: expenditures. 947.131; excess of receipts over expend itures. $1,058.41)0. Senator Teller’s bill granting Colora do Springs the right to purchase 2,<«»0 acres of forest reserve and public lands in the vicinity of Seven lak«*s has been report <*d favorably to the Sen ate by tlie committee on public lands. These lands are desired by Colorado Springs for the completion of her wa ter system. The authoritative statement is made that United States Ambassador «'lav ton has explained fully and to the sat isfaction of both the President and Sec retary Hay all the charges that have been made against him. Mr. Clayton will return to his post at the City of Mexico after a brief holiday spent in Washington with his daughter. Senator Depcw of New York appear ed before the special House eommitteo investigating charges in connection with the Danish West Indies negotia tions. He did not know Christmas and never had seen him as far as he was aware, although he met thousands of people, and could not say Just who he had seen. But ns to this Danish island question he never had had a discussion with any one on the subject. The Senate committee on postofflees agreed to recommend that the postotliee appropriation bill should be amended by the addition of a provision for pneu matic titbits and to that end accepted the bill which has been reported in the house, which will be lucoriiorntcd in the appropriation bill when the latter Is reported to the Senate. This bill makes an appropriation for the next llscal year of $500,000, and limits the expenditure after that time to SBOO,OOO per annum. The House committee on mines and mining has reported favorably tin* bill recently passed by the Senate to pro vide for the repayment of unexpended moneys deposited to cover the costs of platting and office work in connection with mining claims. The law Is made necessary by a decision of the secretary of the Interior to the efTect that there is no authority of law for returning moneys deposited for platting surveys of mining claims which is in excess of the amount required for that purpose. It Is stated on wliat Is claimed as theauthority of a member of the Inter state Coiueree Commission that the de partment of justice has been moving against the beef trust. It is useless to attempt to get any cunflrmatloii from the attorney general, or any of his as sistants. lH*cause they refuse to discuss such matters, but the information comes without reservation and is to be accepted as true. What form the first public step of the department of justice will take is a matter of sur mise. In his testimony before the Senate committee General Schofield said: “I would make one general at the head of the army, and I would have three lieu tenant generals, and then the proper number of officers in the grades under that. The Confederates, during the Civil War. were a great deal wiser than we were in that respect. They were ltetter soldiers and better educat ed and knew more about it. They car ried off tin* greater proportion of the best blood that we had. to tell the truth, and the organized their army sci entifically.” Senator Patterson of Colorado pre sent's! a memorial signed by over 300 American citizens residing in Hawaii praying the enactment of legislation completely excluding Chinese and Jap anese from any American territory and providing that all labor of every description performed for the federal government shall be 'lone only by cit izens of the United States. The peti tioners say that seventy-live per cent, of the labor in Hawaii is performed by Orientals, to the exclusion of Ameri can labor, and they call attention to the fact that 87.000 of the 150.000 pop ulation of the islands are from China and Japan. In the hearing by the Senate commit teee on the Philippine archipelago. Senator Culberson, one of the Demo cratic members of the committee, took occasion to call attention to the omis sion of the report of the civil governor of one of the Philippine provinces from the records of (Jovcrnor Taft’s testimony. 'Phis is the report referred to in tlie corres|»ondance between Gen eral Miles and Secretary Hoot, of which the secretary said: •‘The refer ence in the memorandum to the letter of* Governor 'l’aft to the-secretary of war, dated. February 2. I!Hd. transmit ting. for the purpose of an investiga tion by the military authorities, a re port by the civil governor of the prov ince of Tayahas. containing in general terms, and without specifications or names, serious charges against the mil itary administration In that province and against the conduct of the army generally in its relations to the civil government.” Senator Culberson quot ed this paragraph, saying that Gover nor Taft had promised to supply these reports of the civil government to the committee as they should he received. Senators Rawlins and Patterson in dorsed the position of Senator Culber son. Mr. Rawlins said that if the - in vestigation was to he more than a mere farce the report should be called for. Senator Culberson chajiged bis resolution so ns to call directly upon the secretary of war for the report, with a request to forward any Informa tion he may have from General Chaf fee, and lu tills form the resolution was adopted Before the committee to investigate tile alleged britiery in the sale of the Danish islands, ('. W. Knox of (Jlenelg, Maryland, whose name was mentioned in the Christmas report, told of meet ing Christmas, whom lie considered a cultivated man, who laid become entan gled with sharpers. The witness said lie never bribed any one, and nothing of the kind was ever contemplated; he never received any money from Christ mas. In response to questions from members of tln* committee, Mr. Knox specifically denied tlint he had intro duced Christmas to \V. J. Bryan, or that lie laid claimed to Christmas that lie was an intimate friend of Seuutor Hanna. The report of the testimony given Ih*- fore tlie Senate committee on military affairs by General Schofield, formerly the commanding general of the army, on tlie idll to create a general staff, lias been made public. He en dorsed tlie bill, saying that he laid long since come to tin* conclusion that there is no room under our consti tution for two commanders, and that the President, whom tlie constitution makes tlie supreme commander, must act through the secretary of war. He added: “The very exalted individual olliee, so-called, of commanding general of the army, must disappear. There is no room for it in tills government, no matter who occupies it: it is not a ques tion of personality at all, or the charac ter of the individual, so far as this great question is concerned. lie must be what other nations of tlie earth have, a chief of staff, not a command ing general.” By a strict party vote the insular committee of the House voted down a substitute proposed by the Democratic members, “to establish a stable and au tonomous government in tlie Philip pines," and then by a like party vote ordered a favorable report on the meas ure prepared by the Republican mem bers establishing a complete form of civil government for the islands. The chief interest was in the substitute proposed by the Democratic members and prepared by Representative Jones of Virginia. It proposed eventual in dependence to the Philippines, the islands to remain under the Philippine commission until July 4. 11 MM. then eight years of qualified Independence, then complete independence; the Insur rection meanwhile to cense. The I’n ited States to have three coaling sta tions and two naval stations. There were twenty-six sections in the substi tute. Senator Teller has introduced a reso lution directing the postmaster general to report to the Senate tin* amount of salary tine Colorado postmasters for services required of them under the postal regulations of IStitS and unsettled by the government. The aggregate claims of Colorado postmasters for ser vices renderetl and unpaid amounts to $15,000. in claims running from sr*U to SSO. Similar claims are hold by post masters in nil the Western states where the rapid growth of mining in the years between the years 1 His(s and IKS.**, made it necessary for the post masters to employ extra clerical help for which the department later refused to pay. When the resolution was in troduced objection to Us immediate consideration was made by Senator Al lison, who said the allowance of the Colorado claims would open the way for claims of other states and would Involve an outlay of several millions of dollars. The resolution was filially.re ferred to tlie fro sto dice and post roads committee. At its session April 12th the Senate committee on the Philippines began its proceedings by adopting a resolution calling upon the secretary of war for all the orders, circulars and official re ports received from commanders and their subordinates in the provinces of Taya has. Batangas. Samar and T.a (Julia. In his testimony before the committee General MncArthur stated that there tire facts which show that tin* co-operation of Agulnnldo’s army in the attack on Manila was not a vol untary one on our part. General Mnc- Arthur then related that the evening previous to the attack on Ma nila. after General Merritt had issued his order of battle, he (MncArthur) was in consultation with General Anderson when the latter received a communica tion from General Merritt directing him to inform Aguinaldo that the bat tle which was to take place tin* next day was to be between the Americans and the Spaniards, and that lie must not participate under any circum stances. Aguinaldo was at that time. General MncArthur said, five miles away, and tin* message was sent to him by wire. lie knew, however, that the Filipino leader hud received it, be cause he had declined to accept tlie suggestion, and he and his native forces participated in tin* engagement next day. In his testimony before the Senate committee on the Philippines General MncArthur took up and discussed econ omic conditions in the archipelago, say ing that they are the finest group of islands in the world, occupying a strat egic position absolutely unexcelled. Continuing, he said that the archipela go must necessarily exert an active and political influence upon the affairs of the entire East, both in a political and military way. The China sea, only 750 miles wide, he considered a safety niont. The Islands would therefore stand to protect our Interests in the Orient without the exertion of much physical power on our part. Hence: lie concluded that our ptesence in the Philippines will always insure all Uie protection needed in the East, and no one can now say how great those needs may be. Their fHisition is such, he said, that from these islands we may observe whatever passes along the const of Asia, as it must pass under tlie shadow of our flag. Therefore, he concluded that “the possession, the per manent fiossession of the Philippine archipelago, is not only of prime Im portance, but absolutely essential to American interests.” lie believed.'he added, that when the Philippine people come to realize tlie mission of the American people among them, anil that they are a chosen people for the dis semination of American ideas, they would rally to this inspiring thought and cheerfully follow and support the American flag. PLEA FOR MAJOR WALLER. Justifies His Action In Shooting Sa« mar Insurgents. Manila. April 12.—Major Dyttleton W. NVallor of the marlin* corps, wlio is being tried by court martial on the charge of executing Samar nativea without trial, addressed tin* couijp yes terday. The major said he was either right or wrong in his actions, and add ed that he desired to cite live prece dents which came under the head of his own case. He alluded to the naval battle at Santiago and tin* humanity he had shown to Spaniards who were captured, and said he hud many letters from Spaniards thanking him for the kindness he had shown them. Continuing, the major said that in IS.N2 he was with the British forces in IStfyi't. where Aralis captured pickets of Bengal cavalry, decapitated the prisoners and placed their heads oil poles. Afterward all the Arabs were caught and shot without trial. During tin* campaign in China the Chinese mutilated the dead and tor tured the wounded to death. (Nins<*- quently, when a boxer or a fanatic was captured he was executed immediately, without reference. This was true in the case of tin* troops of every nation in China. It was true during the three weeks he commanded . the Americans there. But the same thing occurred later, when he was no longer in com mand. No proti*st was made, and he had ev ery rigid to believe that Ids acts were approved, so far as the American forces were concerned. lie knew they were approved by those of other nations. “It is im|Misxihle to conceive such treachery as that of the natives of Sa mar,” said the major. “They revel in blood and have an appetite for wanton sacrilege of the human lsidy. These (lends stole Captain Cornell's class ring, tilled the soldiers’ bodies wftli Jam and Jelly and attempted to murder my com mand. I shot them. “I honestly thought then that I was right, and I believe so now. Neither my ]H*ople nor the world will I**l love me to be a murderer.” Captain Arthur T. Marix. marine corps, representing Major Waller, In a forceful argument maintained that Waller’s actions were jus tilled by mar tial law, quoting numerous authorities on the subject. Captain Marix also said lie regretted that the prosecution had seen tit to call Ccncral Smith. He claimed that all the testimony went to show that tin* major was justified. At the conclusion of the arguments for the defense the general feeling was that the result of the trial would be tlie acquittal of the major. The judge advocate. Major Henry P. Kingsbury of the Third cavalry, will reply. MAJORITY FOR RECIPROCITY. Shafroth Makes a Strong Plea for Western Beet Raisers. Washington, April 12.—Debate on tho Cuban reciprocity bill continued in the House yesterday. tin? principal speeches belli}; made by A. It. Lou*; of Kansas, a member of the ways and mean* committee, who from the first ardently sup|H>rted the proposition for reciprocity and who originally favored a reduction of forty per cent., and by Mr. Shafrotli of Colorado. The lenders of the House, who have lieen much worried as to tin* outcome of tlie controversy, were considerably relieved to-day when Mr. Watson of Indiana, who is ncting'us the Republi can whip on this occasion, informed them that after a careful canvass he was positive that when tho attempt was made to overrule the chair in or der to make way for an amendment to alsdisli tin* differential on retiued sugai the chair would be sustained. On 1 mith sides it is conceded that the Uncertainty regarding tin* fate of the bill hinges on the <|tiestion of overrul ing the chair. Despite Mr. Watson’S canvass, there are those among the op ponents of the hill who still contend that they will win the victory. Mr. Shafroth of Colorado charged that the sentiment in favor of conces sions to Cuban sugar hail been manu factured by the sugar trust and was part of the war which the trust was waging against the beet sugar industry in Colorado and other slates. He read extracts from the report of the testi mony of the president of the sugar trust before the D>x«w committee and tlie Industrial Commission to show the methods of the company in crushing out its competitors. Palma Calls on Roosevelt. Washington. April 12—President elect Tomas Kstrmla Palma of Cuba called at the White House last night and remained with the President for about an hour. He was accompanied by Mr. Quesadn. the special commis sioner for Culm, who inis been Mr. Pal ma’s companion on his visits to Wash ington, and who will accompany him on Ids tour through Culm before the inauguration. The call at tin* White House was entirely a social one, the two visitors meeting also Mrs. Roose velt and Miss Alice Roosevelt. The president-elect’s trip through Cuba will occupy twenty days or more, and will include in its itinerary (Jilmra. Holguin, Bayamo. Manzanillo. Santi ago do Cuba and Batabano. Railroads, Mat boats, horseback and steamships will lie utilized in traveling. Bayamo Is Mr. Palma’s native town. At Man zanillo he will meet (ieneral Maso. who was his opponent in tlie race for presidential honors. President Palma expects to sail for Cuba from some southern port, prob ably Norfolk or Savannah, timing his departure so as to arrive at Havana about May 10th. Will Talk With Carnegie. Denver, April 12.—Mayor Wright yes terday received another letter from It. W. Woodbury of the board of trustees of the public library. Mr. Woodbury is in New York for the purpose of con sulting with Mr. Carnegie with regard to the proposed gift of s2oo.<hm> for the construction of a library building in tills city. He has not succeeded in ac complislilng the purjiOKe of his visit, but he has the promise of a personal Interview with the former steel king within a few days. COLORADO’S CAPITAL. Governor Orman has appointed Pater 11. Mulligan county commissioner of Elbert county to succeed George Eis ner, deceased. Governor Orman on the 7th instant honored extradition papers issued on him by the governor of Tennessee for the return to that state of F. T. Dea vel, under arrest at Colorado Springs, lie is wanted in Nashville lor false pretenses and grand larceny. The suit brought by the Florence Oil and Itellning Company against Gov ernor Orman, the State I«and Hoard and David Mow. in which title to a section of oil land at Florence was in volved, has been decided by Judge Carpenter in favor of the defendants. Ex-State Senator W. B. Felton of Canon City writes the State Horticul tural Society that tin- fruit crop in that part of the state will be one of the big gest that was ever grown. He says the peach trees promise well, and that this Is true of all other varieties. The winter has done absolutely no damage to the trees or the buds, and unless there Is blight later the yield will be most abundant. The Hoard of Capitol Managers has been experiencing a great deal of troubble with the young trees upon the lawn of the state house. This spring it has been found necessary to take up 100 of the ash trees that were set out a few years ago, owing to the that the borers have ruined them. The™ board has found that ash trees are much more subject to the ravages of borers than any other variety. In response to House resolution No. 12 on the Telluride disaster passed by the Thirteenth General Assembly, the Telluride city council has passed a resolution “that among the many evi dences which the city and its inhabi tants have received because of the re cent disaster at the Liberty Bell mine, none Is more sincere in expression, nor more highly esteemed than resolution No. 12 by the House of Representatives of the Thirteenth General Assembly." Thousands of blank forms for an nual reports for use by companies and organizations having property In two or more counties are being sent out by the state auditor. I'nder the provis ions of the new revenue law such con cerns must report to the county asses sor of tlie counties in which they have property a full description of the same. These reports must lie returned to the county assessors by May Ist. Failure to do so makes concerns liable to a lino of SIOO for each day they are de linquent. Governor Orman has received an au tograph letter from Mrv. William Mc- Kinley’s secretary, acknowledging re ceipt of the handsomely l>ound and en grossed resolutions passed by the ex tra session in memory of her husband. The letter reads in part: "Mrs. Mc- Kinley requests me to express her high appreciation of the magnificent me morial resolutions sent to her through you. dear sir. from the state of Colo rado. They are much admired by the friends to whom Mrs. shows them.” It may be five years before the Ar katisas-Colorado water case becomes an Issue before tin* United States Supreme Court, and it may cost both common wealths a small fortune before the court is ready to hand down a decision. The next step must lie taken by Attor ney General Post. It will be to prepare and file an answer to the brief submit ted by the attorney general of Kansas. The court will specify within what time tills answer must be till'd. Then the other side may demur to the an swer of Colorado. Seven officers of the National Guard called upon Governor Orman a few days since and verbally protested against the removal from office of Ad jutant General Gardner at the dicta tion of the Miners’ unions of Colorado on account of ids utterances in connec tion with the snowslides in the Tellu ride district. The deputation was headed by Brigadier General John Chase. Accompanying him were Col onel Harnttm. Major Williams, Captain Zeph T. Hill. Captain la*e. Adjutant and Quartermaster Bert B. Bloom and Colonel Verdecklierg. A decision which will be of interest to farmers working irrigated land was returned by the Supreme Court on the 7tli instant in the case of the New Cache la Poudre Irrigation Company against the Water Supply and Storage Company of Larimer county. The Wa ter Supply company claimed tin* right to divert water from certain sources supply, to the injury of farmers w 0 drew water from the same source. The lower court granted a certain percent age of the flow to the water company, but the Supreme Court holds that the value of irrigated land may not be de stroyed by the diversion of the water and remands the case. Judge Carpenter, in the District Court at Denver, has rendered a decis ion declaring invalid a law of tin* last General Assembly introduced by Sena tor Whitford. The act provides for the limitation of time on judgments, de crees or causes of action rendered in sister states. The acts provides that on a judgment from the court of another state, no action can be begun here un less started within three months of the time of limitation. Judge Carpenter held that such a provision was in con travention of the constitution, which provides that the courts of ail states shall give full faith and credit to the acts of courts of other state. Seven tracts of grazing land aggre gating 23.370 acres, were leased on the Sth inst. by the land board to the fol lowing parties: Mesa De Mayo Land and Cattle Company. 4,480 acres in Las Animas county, at 8 cents per acre per annum; Robert. Grant. 2.560 acres, Pueblo county. 8 cents; It. I’lenderlelth. 6.400 acres. Weld county. 7 cents; John Itoss, 3.467 acres, I’ueblo county. 8 cents;. S. J. Peck. 2.001 acres, Pueblo county, 8 cents: Harris & Parker, 2.882 acres. Sedgwick county. "> cents. The following coal leases were granted: Peter Theodad. Idaho Springs, <l4O acres in Arapahoe county: Horace G. Clark. Greeley, four sections in Routt county: Robert Sessions, Greeley, sections in Routt county. The state re ceives an annual rental of SSO per sec tion and a royalty of 10 cents on each ton of coal mined.