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LAMAR, • • • COLORADO. Life is a conundrum that all have to give up at last. ' The British public find that the war taxes will linger a little while longer. “Gosh,” said the skunk, holding his nose as the gasoline automobile whiz zed past. The Mexicans must have sent a "Hell Roaring Jake” or two after the Yaqui Indians. Berlin is threatened with a crusade against vice. Is that another Yankee peril trying to work in? • Dr. Mark Twain would carry the Btate of Missouri for any office he might want, from president down. Peace for Great Britain is not with out its terrors. The poet laureate will feel as if he ought to write something. Whenever the President goes out horseback riding now he passes at least forty snap-shooters in a given time. Victims of the antiquated shell game look with envy on the Missis sippi river fisherman who found the 110,000 pearl. About a year ago Kansas was suf fering from a drought. Now no Kan sas home is considered well equipped without a boat. John W. Gates is going to help build a $20,000,000 hotel in New York. We may all be assured that the poker room will be unequaled. The present British cabinet is al most entirely composed of Journalists. In the next cabinet, maybe, the news paper men will have u show. Perhaps it is fair to predict that the new French political party or ganized by cooks, when it gains the ascendancy will form a kitchen cabi net. A German aeronaut is training a team of eagles to steer his balloon. Some ambitious highflyer may yet attempt to “hitch his chariot to a star.” In the lawsuit Involving the merits of the French opera engagement Judge Halsey takes the novel ground that audiences really understand grand opera. Now two French quacks are adver tising books in which they exploit u theory that love is a poison. Love, as understood by many Frenchmen, un doubtedly Is. A Massachusetts clergyman asserts that “if there is a hell a plaeq should be provided for Sunday golfers.” Can t •even a clergyman spejik of golf with out damning? 1 *When a girl secures damages in n lawsuit because th£ Jury is said to be influenced by her beauty she is about as near heaven as it is possible to get without dying. Mark Twain wept when he visited the scenes of his boyhood the other day. He was probably thinking of the digestion he had wnen he left those dear old haunts. David Smith of Saginaw. Mich., died suddenly just as he was taking a chew of tobacco. He had only reach ed the tender age of 111. Let this be a solemn warning to all users of the ■weed. If England jveye, desirous of J 3r ,°A*|V• ing up the coftaat inulerßtandlng.- W could secure immediate results* by mentioning‘a person oi the name or Astor as a possible ambassador .to America. L>. ./■ ■■■ Ji • ; us i It has betjfi decided by tlio courts that a man's broken, bbart Is wofe!***!- . tion where a man’s head will permit hifn td bare his lacerated cardiac or gan to a jury. X I'i L i— t- yG The Chicago George Washington who alleges from the pulpit thrit he never lied or stole while a child tact fully refrained from any expose of his methods when he arrived at the years of discretion. The people along the streets in New York have begun to/throw tin pans at the swiftly-passing automobiles. By aiming carefully several roda ahead of the mark one or two of the throwers eucceeded In hitting It. The sheriff of New York has just; summoned a Jury panel of fourteen men whose aggregate wealth"-runs over $1,000,000,000 mark. It is un derstood that they will not be per mitted to sit on any trust cases. A Baltimore man who was arrested the other night a pair of stolen trousers in his possession, pleaded that he stole' them because he "Was hungry. To make the excuse plaus ible he should have grabbed a straw hat instead. A man out In Wisconsin thought ho could hypnotize a savage bull. The bull didn't know it. This led to un pleasant results, in which a good deal of ground was ppwed up. and a map sewed up/ add another seientfflo U*»- ory was placed on the back shelf. STORM IN COLORADO BIG BENEFIT AND SOME DAMAGE Heavy Rainfall Extends Over a Large Portion of the State—Local Hail storms Do Considerable Strawberry Crop Injured Near Denver. Denver, June 20.—The drought, which threatened to Ik- the most severe that Colorado has known for years, lias been broken by a rain as general in extent aw it was copious in quanti ty. Though the storui was in places accompanied by hail which did much damage, tills ioss is but a drop in the bucket in comparison with the value of the crops that have been saved by the rain. For some unknown meteorological reason, the usual spring and winter storms in the mountains failed to ap pear this year and the streams which should have had a surplus of water dur ing May and June shrunk to less lliun their usual summer proi>ortlons. Hun dreds of thousands of acres of culti vated land, usually well watered, has been parching in an unusually rainless spring. This storm extends from the Arkan sas-liatte divide north into Wyoming and from the continental divide east into Kansas. The rain is also working southward, and will probably water the Arkansas valley also. Forest tires which were daily destroying thousands of dollars’ worth of lumber iu the mountains, have been extinguished, and the ranges on which millions of head of live stock subsist have been given a new start in growth. Ixjcally the storm was marked by a hail flurry of unusual violence which was much worse south anil went of Denver than In the city. In places the trees were stripped of leaves as com pletely as in winter, and growing crops weredriven into the ground. In northern Colorado many hundred head of sheep were killed l>y the hail storm which swept across the country Friday night. The streams ure once more running at their normal level, and water is be ing turned into the storage reservoirs for use later iu the season. Cherry creek, whose bed has lieeu a desert waste for months, was carrying a good flow of water last night and trains of cars were run out on bridges across Its lower course. In fear of a Hood to keep them from being washed away. One of the severest and jno'st wide spread hail storms that hns visited Denver and vicinity in many years swept over the western end of Arapa hoe and the eastern part of Jefferson country yesterday at noon, doing dam age estimated nil the way from SIO,OOO to $50,000, most of It to gardens ami truck furuis on the outskirts of this city. Usually a severe hail storm moves in cnmparatlvely narrow* limits, but tills swept all the country in a juith ten miles wide and extending front the foothills twenty miles out on the plains. The storm was more severe between Denver and Holden. in the Dakewood region. This vicinity Is very largely tilled with vegetable gardens and farms. Hailstones, conglomerates of inaa.v smaller ones, fell as large ns baseballs, and the battering of the icy missiles fairly hammered all small • vegetation Into the ground. The loss to the strawberry grower? Is especially severe. The crop was Just at Its prime, pltnve *5.000 in value al>ove the cost of gathering, and In many Artris there will he no I terries worth picking for the rest of the season. The klblitt will work hrtvoe with a large number of men and women who Were making goim wages lierry pick ing. Other small fruits suffered also. The crop of currants and raspberries will lie much rwluccd. and even apples and pears were stripped from the trees. The dufunge to alfalfa and oth er 11. ld crops was not so severe, except iu ehses where the crop was partly cut. NEXT MEETING IN TORONTO. So Decided By the International Sun* day School Association. Denver, June 20.—W. X. Hartshorn was yesterday morn inn unanimously and very enthusiastically elected chair man of the executive committee of the International Sunday School Associa tion, to succeed the late It. F. Jacobs. When Mr. Merrill, tin* secretary of the committee, announced the name to the convention the greatest demonstration of delight that lias been witnessed in Trinity church for many a year was seen and heard. About 2.000 people •rose to their feet, waved handkerchiefs and applauded. The city of Toronto, Canada, was unanimously chosen as the next place of meeting in 11*05, as the association holds triennial conventions. The following cable message from Sir Francis Kuoilys, secretary to King Edward VII. of England, was received by \V. N. Hartshorn yesterday: “London, England. June 2.N.—Chair man International Sunday School Con vention. Denver. Colorado: Many thunks for your telegram, which will be laid before the King. The Queen thunks you for kind sympathy. Ills majesty is progressing most satisfac torily. KNOLLYB, Secretary.” The lesson committee reported the following arrangement of study: "11*00 and first six months of 11*01 A harmony of the gospels, giving the life and teachings of Christ. "11*01—Last six months: Beginnings of Hebrew history. "1002—First six months: The prim itive Christian church in Acts. "11*02— Last six mouths: Israel from the Exodus to the monarchy. "100.1—First six months: 'Hie prim itive Christian church to the end of the New Testament. "100.1—I *ast six months: The He brew monarchy. "1004- First six months: The life and teachings of Christ in the synoptic gospels. “1004 —lgist six months: The king doms of Israel and Judah. "1005—First six months: The gospel of John. • "1005—Last six months: The Jewish nation.” Canal Bill Signed. Washington, June 20.—President Roosevelt last night signed the Isth mian canal bill. LATE WASHINGTON NEWS AND CONGRESSIONAL PROCEEDINGS Senator Clapp has favorably reported Senator Teller's bill referring to Court of Claims the eases of the confederated bonds of Uto Indians in Colorado. President Roosevelt lias sent to the House a veto of tin* bill removing the charge of desertion from the record of Kphraltn 11. <billion, who served in a Tennessee volunteer regiment during the Civil War. Tin* President cites the records of the War Department to show that the record of desertion should be allowed to stand. Arrangements have been completed for moving the president’s otllces and quarters while the repairs to the White House are being made. The Scott mansion on Jackson place, opposite Lafayette square, has been leased for a short time. Here the president’s of tlees will be located, and when in the city he will occupy apartments in the same building. The general deficiency bill has iwixsed the Senate. A slight protest was made against the appropriations of ssoo,o<io for the Buffalo Kx|iosition and SIOO,OOO for the Charleston Expo sition, but tiunlly they were included in the bill. Tlie measure also carries $45,000 for the payment of the ex penses of the lmit Illness and death of President McKinley, the amount In cluding the pay of the physicians. The Kansas delegation in Congress, headed by Senator Burton, escorted a committee from that state to the White House and invited the president to at tend. May 30, 1904. the anniversary of the signing of the Kansas-Nebraska bill, that finally admitted Kansas as a free state. The president said that while he could not commit himself at this time, he felt that he would accept the invitation. Representative Foss of Illinois, chairman of the naval committee of the house, has introduced a bill to estab lish an engineering laboratory, to be known as the Melville engineering lab oratory, after Rear Admiral Melville, chief engineer of the navy, who will soon go on the.retinal list. The bill provides that the laboratory shall be on government land designated by the secretary of the navy and cost, with equipment, not exceeding $44)0,000, of which $200,000 Is appropriated. Senator Clark of Montana presented the conference report, which was agreed to, on the bill providing for the protection of miners’ lives in the terri tories. The bill provides that owners shall furnish adequate ventilation and either sprinkle mines containing coal dust, or. if inexpedient to do this, re move such dust from the mine. Pro fessional shot tirers must Ik* employed in the Indian Territory, where the mines are gaseous, but such employ ment is not necessary in other territo ries. Secretary Root declines to discuss details of Governor Taft’s negotiations at Rome until they are complete. They are proceeding steadily and In the usual course, each side seeking to make the best possible bargain, with the re sult that there have been several ex changes since the original proposition of Governor Taft touching the friar lands. These are reported to Secre tary Root almost daily, with explana tory continents by himself and sugges tlons to Governor Taft for framing of the counter proposals. On June 25th tile senate disposer] for this session o? the omnibus statehood question, which lias been pending for several days. Mr. Beveridge, chairman of the committee on territories, an nounced that n report on the Dili before the committee would be made on the third day of the next session. This was satisfactory to Mr. Quay, who, after securing an agreement that tlie committee’s report should be unlhi ished business on and after the lotli of December until It was disposed of, withdrew his motion to discharge the committee from further consideration of the measure. In his speech before the Interna tional League of l*rvss Clubs at Bos ton a few nights since. President Roosevelt said: “Speaking in Boston, 1 should like to say that one of the measures the present Congress lias passed in which I took tin* keenest in terest is that of the irrigation of the arid lands of the West. That measure could not have been passed save by the votes and hearty support of a very large nunilsT of representatives of states which had no possible |K*cuniary intercs in its passage. In other words, to put it through was necessary to ap- I>ohl to the broad patriotism of a large number of people who eouUl have no special interest to be subserved by it.” Senator Warren of Wyoming called upon the President u few days ago and suggested that lie take a trip this sum mer til rough tlie northern tier of west ern state* adjoining tlie Canadian bor der. President Roosevelt had some time since suggested a horseback ride across Wyoming, and Mr. Warren told tlie president he would arrauge relays of horses for such a trip if the Presi dent would take It. The plan would be to give tlie President a Jaunt of several hundred miles through Wyoming and Montana from the line of the I'nion Pacific to some point on the Northern Pacific. It would tnke the President through a part of the country where lie rode the range when in. the cattle business along the Little Missonii in the early eighties. In his recent speech at the Algonquin Club banquet in Boston. President Roosevelt said: “Peace has almost come in tli*» Philippines. We have trouble with uncivilized tribes in a small part of the archipelago, but out side of that, peace lias almost come, because the officers and enlisted men wearing the national uniform, bravely, quietly, uncomplainingly mid with an iron resolution have gone about their duty. The army lias gone forward un til now throughout the Philippine is lands there Is a condition of greater pence than has obtained in then from 'he time when the keels*of the Spanish ships first furrowed the waters on Ma nila bay. a ml, more than that, remem ber that the army has conquered not to bring military rule, but In order tlint the sphere of civil government should be constantly extended at the expense of military rule.” Tin* Senate committee on appropria tions has reported the general defl ciency bill, adding to the bill as it passed the House items of $175,000 for surveys and excuses of allotting lands of the Uintah Indian reservation in Utah. Walker river, Nebraska, and Spokane. Washington. $30,000 for pnr chae.s eraeadhuvens-Shet7Bi»oss. .. . chase, care and protection of buffalo in Yellowstone National park, and $440.- 000 to pay Indian depredation judg ments. The labor committee of the House perfected and ordered a favorable re port on the bill empowering the Presi dent to appoint federal arbitration Imards to Investigate and adjust strikes, lockouts, etc., which are of such magnitude as to effect interstate commerce. The membership of the ltout'd was reduced to live members, three to be appointed by the President and one by each of the parties to a la bor controversy. The duties of the board are to Investigate and report the fuels, the idea lieing that publicity of the actual facts will do much to compel an adjustment. Furthermore, prorision is made that the contending parties may submit their case to the Isatord of arbitration for litial decision, but this is not compulsory. The hill will lie rejiorted at once, but it is too bite in the session to exiiect liual ac tion. Senator Penrose, from the committee on immigration, lias reported the gen eral Immigration bill. There are nu merous amendments, in addition to the unieiidment changing the educational test. Among these is one increasing the head tax on immigrants to $3 per head and extending it to immigrants coming in overland, which is to be paid by the transportation companies carry ing the immigrants. The time for the deportation of objectionable Immi grants Is extended from one to three years after landing, and the transpor tation companies bringing in such ob jectionable persons are required to pay half the land transportation where the immigrants have left the seaboard. There also are Increased restrictions on the Importation of anarchists and insane and diseased persons, and also on the bringing in of contract laborers. Because of the radical changes made and the probability of early tlnal ad journment, consideration of the bill Is doubtful. During the debate of the Philippine hill iu the House the horrors of the Civil War were brought up as prece dents by several of the spankers. In replying to remarks made by General Grosvenor and Mr. Mahon as to the treatment of Union soldiers iu Confed erate prisons Mr. Bartlett of Georgia read from a report made by Charles A. Dana, assistant secretary of war, upon the conditions in the southern prisons, suylng that the condition of the Union prisoners In the South was no worm? than that of the Confederate soldiers In the field. To prove bis state ment, made In the afternoon, tlir.t a greater percentage of Confederate sold iers died in Union prisons than did Union soldiers in Confederate prisons, be produced the figures from Secretary Stanton's report of January 10. 1800. showing that of 220.000 Confederate prisoners In Union prisons. 20.570. or over twelve per cent., died, against 22.- 570. of about nine per cent, of the 270.- 000 Union prisoners who died in Con federate prisons. It has been determined that no reci procity treaty with Culm can lie sub mitted at the present session of Con gress. It was at first planned that, in the event of the failure of the admin istration munugers iu the Senate to se cure favorable action on the Cuban sugar bill, a treaty would Ik* drafted at once. This was on the understand ing tiiat Scnor Qucsada. the Cuban minister here, hud full powers and that a treaty could lie drawn iu Washington entirely. It is stated now. however, that this cannot he clone r/.id that any draft of a treaty must go to Havana and be returned before it can be sub mitted to the Senate. Tills, of course, cannot be accomplished in the short space of time Intervening before ad journment. If the estimates of the leaders Hint Congress will adjourn by July 4th ore correct. No confidence is felt In administration circle as to the ability of the Senate managers to se cure the verification of a treaty, even if one is drawn, and while the President may feel called upon to put the mat ter to a test. It will be rather with the idea of demonstrating his own purpose to do everything possible for Cuba, than from any expectation that ii two thirds vote for ratification could bo received. In his testimony liefore the Senate committee on the Philippines, Admiral Dewey contributed an important ad dition to the history of the surrender of the city of ManJlu. This consisted of a jKudtivc statement by the admiral to the effect that the city had not been surrendered to him at the time that the Spanish fleet was sunk and that when the city did surrender it was in pursuance to n definite understanding between himself and the Spanish gov ernor genernl. Admiral Dewey said the Spanish governor wanted to sur render the city to him after the. de struction of the fleet and that lie (Dewey) would have accepted the formal surrender If he had had 5.000 troops to garrison tin* city. He told about Agulnaldo’s arrival, saying that lie put him ashore and told him to or ganize his people. Aguiunldo came hack discouraged and wauted to go to Japan, hut the admiral tohl him to continue his efforts. The admiral said he paid no attention to Aguinahlo's first proelninntion of independencee of the Filipinos. Speaking of Aguinnhlo's military operations, he said he did wonderfully in whipping the Spanish. Admiral Dewey said emprntically that lie never recognized Aguinnhlo's flag: lie never called Aguinnldo “general.” hut addressed his as Don Emilio. The admiral said lie had never given the Philippine republic the slightest recog nition: that lie had no authority to do so ami dhl not consider it an organized government. lie said the Spaniards were fearful of the Filipinos entering Manila ami therefore surrendered to him in advance. He said there was m need for the loss of a man in the cap ture of the city. AMNESTY PROCLAMATION. Prepared for Issue In the Philippines on the Fourth of July. Washington, Juno 28.—At the moot, ing of the Cabinet yesterday the terms of an amnesty proclamation to the Fil ipinos, which it Is contemplated to is sue on the Fourth of July, were agreed upon. The war department for some time past has found it necessary to make u number of changes in its text. In its modified state it was agreed to by the Cabinet and Secretary ICoot will cable It to Acting (Joveruor Wright for his inspection, if it meets the latter's approval nothing will remain but for the president. If the Philippine gov ernment bill is a law oil that day, us it is now expected It will he, to issue on Independence Day a formal proc lamation setting forth terms of am nesty for all political offenders in the islands, including Aguinaldo and those held at Guam. The proclamation Is based on the general objects of the Philippine gov ernment bill, namely, to restore peace in the archii>elago and substitute a civil for military administration. That bill is now in conference, and the proc lamation will not be issued until the Philippine government bill has been agreed upon by both houses and the president has utfixed his signature to it. The proclamation will declare that a state of peace now exists in the Phil ippine islands, save in the parts of the archipelago where the Mindano or pa gan tribes are giving the United States a great amount of trouble, and will de clare In effect that with transfer of the government of tin* archipelago from a military to a civil status all those arrested and held for inditical offenses shall be restored to liberty, grunted full amnesty and allowed to participate in the civil government that is to be established in the islands. While the proclamation is subject to changes in text, the general language of the document Is pretty well mapped out. FIRST EIGHTEEN MILES. Bids Asked for Grading on the New Moffat Railroad. Denver, June 28.—Bids have been called for by the Denver-Northwestern railway for the grading of eighteen miles of additional road. The grade will begin ten miles out of Denver, at the end of the present contract, and will extend to Coppcrdale. at the head of Coal creek. This point is on South Boulder creek, and nine miles this side of Itollinsvllle. Three tunnels of 100 feet each will lie necessary, and one tunnel lie tween Coal creek and South Boulder creek 55(J feet In length. Two miles of the work will require a large amount of rock excavation, and will cost $75,000 a mile, as estimated by engineers. The grading of the eight een miles will require six months or more, provided at least 1,000 men are employed. A number of the most prominent rail road contractors of the country are preparing to Hie bids. The road for the distance named is to be operated either by steam or electricity, and will be pro vided with eight-pound steel. .Employment agents are expecting the liveliest demand for labor during the next two years that Colorado has ever known. They base theit* esti mates principally on the demand caused by the .MoiTat railway. HEAVY COLORADO RAINS. Immense Benefit to Crops. But Large Losses by Hail. Denver, June 28.—Tlie Republican this morning says: The drouth that has threatened to ruin erops in northern Colorado was broken yesterday by a rain and hail storm that, while it did damage esti mated at many thousands of dollars, benefited the agricultural sections to a far greater extent. The principal loss is in the vicinity of CJreeley and Eaton, where small crops are reported ruined. Beet and potato fields that were nearing the danger point because of the long dryutli, are saved. Ilail stones ns large' its lieu's eggs fell In many localities, north and east of Den ver. and some damage to young lambs is feared. Irrigating ditches are flood ed and around Greeley much damage from ditches Hooding the fields is re ported. Itanges of eastern Colorado received a thorough soaking,* for which stock men have been praying to relieve the suffering because of ruined grass and failing water holes. By midnight the rain was starting in heavily in the Arkansas valley. CORONATION HONORS. Long List of Preferments Has Been Made Public. London. June 28.—'The list of < orona tion honors lias l»een given out. Sir Thomas Upton is made a baronet. Hubert Hond, prouder of New Found laud; the Karl of Miiito. governor gen eral of Canada; Lord Uothsehild. Lord I.lslor, Lord Kelvin. Sir. Kdward Urey. Littoral memlter of Parliament for Herwiek-on-Tweed and former under secretary of state for foreign affairs; Sir Krnest Cassell, tin* merchant and financier, and Lieut. Col. Sir Albert Henry Hints, prime minister of Natal, are made privy councillors. A large number of distinguished men have been made knights and the Ca ssette contains a South African list which tills nine columns. The Duke of Connaught, command ing the forces in Ireland and the third army corps, and Sir Henry Wylie Nor man. general Indian staff corps, have been promoted to lie held marshals. The Prince of Wales has l»eeu ap pointed to the rank of general. Panama Canal Bill Passed. Washington. .Turn* 27.—Before the consideration of the Philippine hill was resinned yesterday, the House by a bote of 2."2 to N. adopted the confer ence report on the Isthmian canal bill, tints accepting in toto tin* Senate bill. The bill now goes to the President. John T. Hunnell. one of tlio oldest and best known colored residents of Denver, died June 20th. COLORADO MAN WINS SUNDAY SCHOOL PRESIDENCY. Rev. B. B. Tyler of Denver Elected President of the International Sun day School Association—Organiza tion Flourishing. Denver. June 2S.- The second day of the Sunday school convention devel oped several surprises which made it one of the liveliest. If not the very live liest, that has ever been known in its history. This was the election of ltev. B. B. Tyler of Denver as president of the convention, and the violent objec tion made on the floor of the morning session by I’rof. H. M. Ilnmill of Nash ville, Tennessee, against what he called too much politics injected into elec tions. There were three sessions held in Trinity M. E. church, one at Central Presbyterian in the evening, and the primary department, which elected Mrs. J. A. Walker of Denver its presi dent in an executive session held at the Central Christian church. Trinity church Is the point of greatest Interest because the business sessions are all there and it swarms from early morn until late at night with the hun dreds of people who have come from every part of the world to attend the convention. Prom a distance this hive like appearance is stronger, as a per fect stream of humanity pours in and out of its various entrances, and s<*en from the several avenues which con verge in that direction, the spectacle holds hundreds more who are passing and repassing up and down the streets. Rev. B. B. Tyler, the newly-elected president, is pastor of the South Broad way Christian church In Denver, hav ing come to Denver from New York City about four years ago. He has a flourishing church and is very popular, having been president of the Denver Ministerial Alliance during the past year. The morning session opened with a prayer service, led by Rev. D. N. Beach and Rev. E. 8. Lewis of Columbus. Ohio. The executive committee’s re port was postponed and the general secretary. Marion Lawrance, read his report. He spoke of the assistance given by G. W. Bailey, the treasurer, who had several times carried the field work along when there was no money In the treasury to do it. Also the lil>- eral support that W. N. Hartshorn had given from time to time in tiding over a difficult period of the work. He said he had visited every state and territory of the Union, except Alaska, speaking in all but Nevada and Indian territory. Had visited Nova Scotia. New Brunswick. Prince Ed ward Island. Quebec. Ontario and Brit ish Columbia during the last triclinium, and everywhere received the kindest consideration ami help. With the party who had accompa nied him. he hail traveled 40.000 miles and spoken 238 times, the tour being known as the northwestern. All but the general secretary gave their ser vices. anil $8,013 was taken in pledges for the work. There was $1,803.30 taken In. which more than covered ex penses. For state work, over $12,000 was secured. In the South large audi ences were the rule. Indian schools were visited, anil Mrs. H. M. Ilnmill established twenty-eight Sunday school unions. Mr. Lawrance said he had raised $33,000 alone for the states in their own work. The organized Sunday school work was never In a better condition, and sixty-four people are giving their en tire time to It. The Sunday schools of the Hawaiian islands are carried on In so many different languages that little has been done there yet in securing co operation. but a woman from Ohio, who has worked there, has been rec ognized ns n delegate from Hawaii. The announcement by C. D. Meigs that Nevada had been organized cre ated enthusiasm, ns that brings in the only remaining state into the associa tion. OHIO LAWS INVALIDATED. An Extra Session of the Legislature Will Be Necessary. Columbus. Ohio. Juno i!B.—An extra session of the Ohio Legislature seems necessary to straighten out a situation caused by the Supreme Court holding a number of important laws to l>c in valid. The court holds that the Cleveland city government Is unconstitutional and also that the special law enacted for the city of Toledo, taking the con trol of the police out of Mayor Jones’ hands, is void. The court also sus tained the contention of Trauger that there is a vacancy in the office of lieu tenant governor. Lieutenant Governor Nippert was appointed probate judge of Hamilton county and I’real dent Pro Tern Archer of the Senate was sup posed to succeed the lieutenant gover nor. The court also sustained the validity of the Jloyer act, which limits the jur isdiction of the Supreme Court and takes away ninety-five per cent, of its jurisdiction in appeal cases. The court directs Governor Nash to appoint a lieutenant governor. IRRIGATION IN COLORADO. Government Experts Will Investigate Needs of the State. Denver. Juno 28.—A. L. Follows, who lias charge of the Foileral govern ment’s work in the hydrographic and geological survey, will accompany Mr. Nowell, the chief hydrt)graplier of the Fnited States, in his trip over this stnto in the tlrst part of July. Mr. Newell is to make an extensive inves tigation of the opportunity in Colorado f<>t| the operation of an extensive irri gation system. Ills visit will lie of great imi>ortnnce to the state and will have much to do with the future status of Irrigation in Colorado. Deputy State Engineer Fields has just returned from an extended trip to the (Irand Mesa of <>rand county. He was out on a trip investigating and inspecting the reservoirs of the state. He reports that there is about two thirds of the normal supply of water in tin* reservoirs, and that very gen erally throughout the state there is a scarcity of water. He says there is going to be a large fruit crop and that everything 'ln that region looks pros perous.