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LAMAR, ... COLORADO. No wise man will go to a June pic nic without hia umbrella und his rain coat. The prevalence of the Panama hat Is another evidence of our phenomon “al prosperity. Map ngentH will soon he upon U3 with the color scheme of South Africa brought down to date. Tho Bey of Tunis, who died the other day, left fifty widows. They aro still counting the orphans. Sir Alfred Jones, who owns a few British ships, will not Join the trust. That is, he thinks he won’t. Reforms would come in a day If wo could just elect the college graduates to the legislature all in a bunch. Ill health is trying to get the start of J. Plerpont Morgan. It will be In teresting to watch the experiment. The clergyman whose Ideal nngel can climb a fence evidently has be come weary of tho harp playing typo. That revolution in Venezula docs not appear to be as much of a Joke as President Castro pretended to be lieve. The news that Johann Most will stay in Jail all summer sort of offsets the annual mosquito and grasshopper scourge. The Italian cabinet minister who has had dally duels recently has learned the true meaning of the stren uous life. Everybody admires Sir Thomas Up ton's pluck. He has ordered a new yacht, and will once more attempt tho Impossible. The next time H. McK. Twombley makes an agreement In behalf of tho Vanderbilt family he may have to ex hibit the goods. Low-necked. sleeveless gowns will bo popular with mosquitoes at seaside and upper Michigan summer resorts, same as last season. “The Plerpont Morgan of Jnpnn.” Under the benign Influence of West ern civilization the Japs are evidently becoming a trustful people. Advice to aeronauts: Suspend op erations till after the cyclone season. Some of the spring breezes would be a great strain on the diriglbility of your craft. All of the poetry is knocked out of the airship business by the announce ment from Prof. I.angley thnt he Is using the yellow-eyed buzzard ns a model. The treasurer of one of the Chicago theaters got erysipelas from money that ho handled at the window. This Is a strong argument in fav.or of passes. The Philadelphia doctor who pre sented a $350,000 bill to the heirs of a Pittsburg millionaire evidently lias no fear of meeting Ills patients in a future life. Just ns soon as the young men get through with their graduating exer cises they will begin "accepting posi tions” in tho village groceries and liv ery stables. From the eagerness with which Boers and British are falling on each other’s necks it is evident that each Is grateful for the hetp given to let the other go. The Norwegian ship captain who nnw floating islands must have scan ned the horizon after sampling too many brandR of tho product that.made Milwaukee famous. La\yycrs called as experts in a suit In court fixed ns a reasonable fee for a lawyer $100 a day or a little less. A few expert clients should have been called in to testify. Baron Elichl Shihusnwal. the mer chant prince of Japan, say8 Chicago i3 “such a quick happening city.” Evi dently he has seen some of the leading citizens cat a business lunch. Edison says he can make an auto mobile that will go fast enough to take a man’s breath away. Perhaps such a machine would be a good thing if it could be put Into tho hands of tho right people. At Monte Carlo when a man loses all his money he is given a railroad ticket and a poliqemnu sees that he gets on the train safely. But thnt Is merely a precaution to keep the town from becoming over-populated. It is announced that the British au thorities have introduced ping-pong into imbocile wards of poorhouses for the purpose of affording the inmates an easy and innocent amusement at a small cost. So it seems the game has its value after all. An Ohio judge considers an attempt on the part of a man to dictate what his wife shall eat, good grounds for divorce. Here is where woman has an advantage. She simply sets out on the tablo what she pleasos and lots her husband take his choice. COLORADO BRIEFS. Meeker wants a lodge of Elks, so as not to feel lonesome when all the wild ones are gone. The postoftlecs at Barr Gladstone. Illff, Itoggen, San Pablo a.nl Thatcher have been made domestic money order offices. Capt, Alonzo I. Coan has turned over to Judge Junius Henderson 100 British fossils for the State University mu seum at Boulder. Tile Colorado Automobile Club has recently been organized at Denver and 1« expected to take in most of the 1115 owners of automobiles in Colorado. ...bout 150 members from all portions of the state attended the fifth annual meeting of the Colorado Bar Associa tion at Colorado Springs, July 1st and 2nd. The first midsummer meeting of the Colorado Horticultural Society will be held at Boulder on July 23rd and 24th. Premiums will be given on the best displays. A carload of registered shorthorn bulls, twenty-five In number, were re cently driven Into Jtlo Blanco county by Foreman E. II. lines of the Bar Triangle ranch. Five separate surveying parties for the Denver A: Northwestern, the new MofTat railroad, are at work on the east side of the main range, and anoth er party is making preliminary sur veys on the west side. The Denver union stock j’urds last month broke all records for cattle re ceipts. The total number received during June was 75,-IPl head of cattle. 5.501) hogs and 5,021) sheep. This beats any month In the history of the yards. A Madison dispatch says that E. P. Snndsten. a former Colorado student, who helped to pay his way through college by running market gardens, has been elected assistant professor of horticulture In the University of Wisconsin. A recent meeting of Colorado Philip pine veterans in Denver adopted reso lutions denouncing Brigadier General John C. Chase, N. <». C.. in violent lan guage because of his alleged character ization of tlie First Colorado volun teers as a “howling mob.” Mrs. IIooi>cr, the mother of MaJ. S. K. Hooper, general passenger agent of the Denver & Bio Grande railroad, died ut New Albany, Indiana, June 30th, at the age of eighty-nine years. Major Hooper had been in attendance on her for two weeks before her death. A few days ago a mountain sheep ran Into the barbed wire fence at the homestead of John Jones at Mary’s lake, in Estes park, and became so en tangled that it killed itself in trying to get loose. The animal was an old ram, one of its horns being thirty-six inches long. The Ballway Age credits Colorado with forty-eight and one-half miles of railroad track laid this year up to the first of June. New track was laid by four different lines. The Denver Ac Northwestern promises to figure large ly in the railroad building of the next twelve months. Gen. William J. Palmer has written a letter from Athens, Greece, to Cap tain Wattson of Colorado Springs, ex pressing his aversion to becoming a candidate for governor of Colorado, as it would be “to much like getting Into business harness again.” General Pal mer recently retired from active busi ness. Miss Pauline L. Davidson, aged twenty. l>eautiful and accomplished, committed suicide in Denver on the 2d Inst, because of unrequlttcd love and poverty. She left letters to sev eral friends and one to the newspa pers, along with a photograph which they all used In tlielr account of the tragedy. The business houses at Telluride were closed on the afternoon of July 3d out of respect to the memory of John Bartliel, the union miner who was kill<Ml during the Telluride riot of July 3, 1001. Memorial services were held over his grave and addresses were made by John It. O’Neill of Victor and Father Hagerty of Denver. A Walsenburg dispatch of July 1st to a Denver paper says: An immense forest fire is rapidly destroying the timber on Blanco mountain, at the head of the Huerfano. About 5,000 acres have been already burned over, and tlie fire is still unchecked. This is valuable timber land, and covers the headwaters of the Huerfano river. Under a new order of the PostotHce Department which went into effect July 1st, the mail carriers on star routes are required to deliver mail in to all boxes and hang small bags or satchels containing mail on cranes or posts that may be erected along the lines of their routes. Tills is in addi tion to the usual service of carrying mails to postofllces and is in the nature of rural postotfice delivery. The large two-story building at No. 318 Harrison avenue in Dendvllle. owned by M. Hyman of Denver and occupied by Sands Bros., clothiers, was wrecked by a gasoline explosion on tlie night of July 3d. The explosion was followed Immediately by a fire. Tlie two together completely wrecked the building and destroyed almost the en tire stock. There were four men in the store, three of whom were injured, one seriously and the other slightly* The Colorado Fuel aud Iron Com pany lias taken steps in the District Court at Pueblo, which will test the liquor clause, which is a part of every warranty and other deed In the Eighth ward. It filed suits against Allard At Mehrllcli and Scliwart At Applebaum. proprietors of the most prominent drug stores in Bessemer, asking that it be given possession of the premises occupied by the druggists, upon the grounds that they have been selling liquor. The First National Bank of Denver, of which D. II. Moffat is president, has been authorized to double its pres ent capitalization. Tlie bank is now capitalized at $500,000 and is author ized to carry a surplus of $500,000. Un der the new change the bank will have $1,000,000 capital and an author ized surplus of $1,000,000. The actual amount of its own money carried in ! the vaults of the bank is now $2,000.- 000 and the deposits reach $21,000,000. The First National stands twenty fourth in amount of deposits among the national banks of the United States. LATE WASHINGTON NEWS AND CONGRESSIONAL PROCEEDINGS The House adopted resolutions de claring the seat occupied by Mr. But ler of Missouri vacant on the ground that there had been no valid election. The annual coinage statement Issued by the director of the mint shows that daring the fiscal year ended June HO. 1002, the total coinage executed at the mints of the United States was $94.- 520,078, as follows: Gold, $01,080,572; silver, $50,110,300; minor coins, $2,- 429,730. Senator Teller, Senator Dubois of Idaho. ex-Senator Pettigrew of South Dakota, and ex-Senator Towne of Min nesota, with tlieir families, will meet at Hunters Hot Springs, Montana, early this mouth and camp out for about a month, and then will make a trip through the Yellowstone National Park. Mr. Gallinger, chairman of tin* Sen ate committee on pensions, made a brief statement of the work done by the pensions committee during the re cent session. It allowed that the bills relating to pensions introduced in the House aggregated 7,518. while the ag pregate Introduced In the Senate was 2,552. The total number passed by iKith the House and the Senate was 1,- 151. Secretary Itoot cabled to Acting Gov ernor Wright of the Philippine com mission jthe substance of the changes made in the Philippine civil govern ment bill, the conferees, and inciden tally seut the following commendation of the commissioners' work: "1 con gratulate the commission upon the con fidence and approval of Congress evi denced by Its adoption of your acts and continuance and enlargement of your authority.” An unusually large number of presi dential nominations failed to be acted on by the Senate, including many nom inations to minor offices both in the army and navy. A number of nomi nees to postotlices failed of confirma tion, and this fate befell several whose names were sent last December soon after the l>cginnlng of thesesslon. Unless reappointed they will not bo able to hold their places, now that Con gress Inis adjourned. At Secretary Moody’s suggestion the Cabinet adopted nature for the six new ships of war authorized by the naval appropriation bill. The four larger ships, two battleships ami two armored cruisers, will be named Louis iana. Commcticut, Tennessee and Washington, but it is not settled which states shall lx* chosen for the battle slilpts and vice versa. The two gun boats provided for in the act will lx* named'the Paducah and the Dubuque. Representative Foss of Illinois, i chairman of the naval committee of the house, lias introduced a 1)111 to estab ! lisli an engineering laboratory, to be | known as the Melville engineering lab- , oratory, after Hear Admiral Melville. 1 chief engineer of the navy, who will ! soon go on the retired list. The bill i provides that the lalioratory shall be 1 on government land designated by the secretary of the navy and cost, with equipment, not exceeding $490,000. of which $200,000 Is appropriated. The secretary of the Interior is pre paring to expend $15,000 appropriated In the deficiency bill for the purchase of buffalo for tlie Yellowstone Nation al park and for fencing in a suitable corral for the herd. In making the ne lectlons none but pure-blooded animals will be nccepted, and If possible, not over $250 a head will be pnld. al though the prices range tip to $400. The department now has an option on Allard’s herd of sixty buffalo iu Mon tana, and also has an eye on the Good night herd in Texas. Representative Shafroth on the last day of the session presented to the House a memorial of the Colorado State Legislature protesting against the passage of any bill tending to re duce the volume of national currency by retiring greenbacks, and the re demption of silver dollars in gold. Also a resolution of the Legislature protest ing against retaining American sov ereignty in the Philippines by force of arms, and favoring ultimate self-gov ernment of the islands, with the exer cise of American protection over them. The records at the capital show that every bill presented to 1'resident Roose velt was signed by him before Con gress adjourned. This is exceptional, as it generally happens that some measures are overlooked or forgotten in the hurry. The total number of bills introduced in the House during the re cent session was 15,330. Three com mittees of tlie House handled two thirds of these bills—the committee on war claims having 2.488 of those, the committee on invalid pensions (i.500, and the committee on military affairs 2,330. Congressman Shafroth. when he heard the report of the conference committee on the Philippine bill, said that the compromise in regard to the coinage provision, in which neither sil ver nor gold coinage is established in . the islands, was encouraging to those who Jind advocated the establishment of the silver coinage in that it leaves the question still open to be deter mined hereafter. The clause simply provides for subsidiary coinage of a kind that is now being used in the is lands. Mr. Shafroth said that the de mand for a gold standard in the is lands simply arose from the needs of the officers and Americans employed there, and' that when they were with drawn the demand for it would not be so great. Lieutenant General Milt's, command ing the army, lias issued a general or der naming the members of the war college board. The order directs the board to convene in Washington on tlie 21st instant and states that tin* board will be governed by the provisions of the general order for the establishment of the college issued November 2"?th ’last, and sucli other instructions as may be communicated to it by the sec retary of war from time to time. An other order bearing on the same gen •eral scheme of advanced military in struction provides that the general ser vice and staff college at Fort Leaven worth. Kansas, will be opened Septem ber 1st next and details Brigadier Gen eral J. Franklin Bell as president of that institution. The House committee on foreign nf fairs reported n resolution giving the ihanks of Congress to Admiral Kempff for his conduct during the siege of Taku, Chinn. The negotiations for the treaty be tween the United States and Colombia, by which we will acquire the right to build the Panama, canal, will begin in about one week. Minister Concha of Colombia having conferred with Sec retary Hay on the preliminaries of the j negotiations. The amount to be paid ! Colombia for a relinquishment of ex- I elusive rights to the United States will be $7,000,000 in gold, payable on the 1 exchange of ratifications of the treaty, J and in addition Colombia is to receive ! an annuity at the end of fourteen 1 years, to Ik? determined by mutual i agreement nt that time. This annuity is expected to be $000,000 a year, as ! the immediate payment of $7,000,000, ! covering the period of the next fourteen I j-ears, is considered a basis for llxing j the annual rentul at $000,000. The cattlemen have made a final and | wholly unsuccessful effort to secure Mins- modification of the ofliclal order ! for the removal of the fences from the j public ranges of the country. A dele gation of western senators and con , gressmon appealed to the President a few days ago to grant a further exten sion of time for the removal of the j drift fences on the ranges. The Presl dent frankly and firmly declined to , further hold back the enforcement of i the order. The men then appealed to Mr. Hitchcock, secretary of the in i terlor, but were equally unsuccessful. Special agents of department will give attention to'this matter dur i ing the summer months. Ito|M>rts of violations of the law and the refusal ! of the cattlemen to remove the fences ) will be made to the Department of | Justice and the violators prosecuted. ' When the conference report on the general deficiency appropriation bill j came up in the House on the report of ! Mr. Cannon. Mr. Alexander of New j York assed for a separate vote on tin* j appropriation of $1500,000 for the Buf ' falo Exposition, Mr. Finley of South j Carolina for one on the appropriation of $1(10,000 for the Charleston Expos!- : lion, Mr. Burton of Ohio uihiii the up i proprlation of the $215,000 for the iiu- I provemeut of the Ohio river from ! Cairo to Mound City, and Mr. Cannon ' himself upon the appropriation of $1,- <m 10,000 for the payment of Hawaiian j claims. Mr. Alexander’s motion to con cur in the Buffalo Exposition appro ! priation was carried. The motions to concur in the Charleston Exposition j appropriation and the Hawaii appro priation were both lost, after which i the bill went back to conference. When I Mr. Cannon again presented a report of the conference committee It was a | complete agreement except on the i Char'eston Exposition amendment. The Senate had agreed to the striking out of the appropriation of $1,000,000 to pay the Hawaiian tire claims and hail reduced several small appropria tions covered by Senate amendments. The rejHirt was adopted. Mr. Finley then moved to recede and concur in the Charleston Exposition amendment. ■ Mr. Cannon said that while he was oi>- ' posed to the amendment, he could not see much reason why the House should strain nt a gnat after swallowing the Buffalo camel.” Mr. Finley’s motion was adopted without division. Philippine Bill. In the House the conference report on the Philippine civil government bill was adopted by a strict party vote, with tin* single exception of Mr. Mc- Call of Massachusetts, who voted with the Democrats. Mr. Cooper of Wisconsin, chairman of the committee on insular affairs, presented the conference report on the bill, ns follows: “There were throe important points of difference between the two houses, namely, the provisions in the House hill fora legislature; another In relation to lands, and another in relation to coinage. The Senate recedes from its disagreement to the provision for a legislature and agrees to it with an amendment providing that within two years after the census provided for in the House bill has been completed, if, in the meanwhile, a condition of gen eral peace and good order shall have prevailed, the President shall order the Philippine Commission to call a gen eral election for the choice of delegates to a popular assembly of the people of that portion of the islands not inhab ited by Moros and pagan tribes, which shall be known as the Philippines As sembly. “As to the qualification of voters, the powers of the Assembly and of the legislature and the qualifications of the members of the Assembly, the Senate lias agreed substunt la lly to the House provision. This- also provides for two commissioners to be elected by the Legislature. "The Senate further recedes from its disagreement to the provisions of the House bill relating to public lands, nnd agrees to an amendment requiring the amount of laud to bo held by corpora tions from 2.000 hectares to 1.024 hec tares. The Senate has further agreed to the House provision restricting the ownership and control by members of corporations of miuiug and • agricul tural lands, with additional stringent provisions limiting these holdings. "In the coinage provision reported the Senate recedes from its provision for the coinage of a Philippine silver dollar, and the House recedes from its provision for the establishment of a gold standard. “The report agrees upon the provis ion for subsidiary coins and minor coins, the names being those of the House bill, and substantially as pro vided in the House bill. "The provisions relating to banks are eliminated from the bill. "The bill contains the legislative lim itations and bill of rights complete, as in the House bill. "The mining provisions of the bill are a combination of the provisions of the mining features of the two bills. "Otherwise, the Dill reported does not substantially differ from the bill passed by the House.” , COLORADO’S CAPITAL. The June report of the secretary of state shows eighty-six incorporations, and a total in receipts to the office of $12,107.25. The State Land Hoard, at its last meeting, appointed a committee to de vise means for effectually lighting for est lires. The governor and two ap praisers were made the committee, and s2f*o was appropriated for use in lighting the dangerous tires in La l’lu ta county, near Durango. Discourag ing reports were received from that district. The committee will be per manent and its work will be as much prevention as the stopping of forest lires. George 11. Maxwell has written a let ter to Acting Governor Coates congrat ulating him on his work for the gov ernment Irrigation bill and congratu lating the West generally on its pas sage. lie mentions the •‘tireless efforts” of Congressmen Slia froth and Bell in the House and adds: "This is the greatest national project ever inaugu rated by any government in the history of the world. The people of the West do not yet fully realize the sweeping uuture of this new national policy.” Word has been received by Cnpt. George W. Thatcher, of the Colorado St. Louis fair commission, that the management of the fair increased the amount of ground to be used for exhi bition purposes by 400 acres, mnking the total arm to be occupied between 1,300 and 1,400 acres. As a result of this Colorado will have more room, and It is probable that the irrigation plant widen the state commission will install as a part of its exhibition will be much larger and better than the one which was first projected. Acting Governor Contes recently sent a telegram to the commissioners of im migration at Ellis island. New York, protesting against the importation of eight Italian cooks, who are to be brought to tlie Hotel Antlers at Colo rado Springs. He protests against their being allowed to land. Word had been received by President Garmnn of the State Ftslorntion of Labor that the cooks and all other help for the Antlers were being brought from Genoa, Italy. Mr. Garmnn sent a protest and asked the governor to do the same. A St. Louis dispatch of July 2nd says: Gov. James B. Orman of Colo rado and party have visited the site of the exposition. They called on Di rector of Works Taylor and discussed with him the location of Colorado’s World’s fair building. Governor Or man. as chairman of the Colorado commission, was specially interested I in the work of the commission and the site of its building. After the Inter view the party drove to the southern part of the side of the plateau, where other states have selected sites for j their buildings, to view the locality. I Judge Bennett, in the District Court at Boulder. July 2nd, released Jesse Butler from the penitentiary under ha beas corpus proceedings. The crime for which Butler was sentenced to the , reformatory at Buena Vista under the indeterminate sentence law was com- j mitted before the law became effect ive. The fact that the punishment was lighter than it would have been ' under the old law did not alter the fact that he was sentenced wrongfully. Tally, also sent to Buena Vista under the indeterminate sentence law, will now nlso be released. One of the con victs in the reformatory from Larimer county will also be able to secure his release. Frank Xott. who has inherited tin* old “Horace Greeley? stum* coach, haw dug out the relic of pioneer days from an old barn at Pemberton, and brought it to Denver, where the curious may see it in ids stables at IkM Eighteenth street. The old stage coach formerly belonged to Barlow & Sanderson, who ran It over the old trail of the Platte. This was in the 00’s; then Spotswood A: McClelland bought It, and in the early 70's sold it to D. S. Xott, who put It Into service between Denver and the mining ennips. In 18771 it was on the old Elkhorn trail, and was held up by road agents. The driver, James got away with the mail, but three passengers were killed. But the old coach's chief claim to fame lies in the fact that it brought Horace Gree ley across the plains. Attorney General Post has proposed a compromise with the railroads on their taxes for 11K>1, advocating that they be assessed on n valuation of eighty per cent, over the valuation for 1000. 11c says that to attempt to make the railroads pay on the 1001 assess ment would Involve every county in litigation ami that the taxes might not be collected for years. The railroads have not yet paid their 1001 taxo's, half of which were due in March, the other half being due next August. The letter of General Post was called forth by two letters received from as sessors in different counties telling of compromises offered by tin* railroads and asking for advice on what to do. J. C. Chipman of Logan county stated that the Union Pacific road in that county had offered to pay the taxes of 11)01 on the basis of sixty per cent, increase over the valuation of 1!hm». The second letter came from .1. \V. McClain of Otero county telling of an offer which the Sanat Fe has marfb there to pay a higher tax for 1001 than If it paid on the basis of this year’s as sessment. General Post, in reply, wrote two letter which were trans mitted to Acting Governor Coates. It is now thought that all the counties of the state will proceed along these lines to effect compromises with the rail roads on some such basis as that sug gested by the attorney general. Mr. Post would assess the railroads at an eighty per cent, increase over the val uation for 1000. lie says the increase should vary from sixty-five to eighty per cent. Mr. Post’s letter is. in part, as follows: “As a matter of public policy and for the purpose of having tlte benefit of the-revenue belonging to the counties, it would probably lie ex pedient for the county commissioners to make such terms with the railroad companies for the payment of taxes of 11)01 as they might be able to do, tak ing as a basis the valuation of UK)2 l'he cunty Itself, I think, would be liable to the state for the uncollected portion, which would be due from the company to the stnte for the levies of 11)01. The above views are applicable to all of the counties of the state.” SHORT TELEGRAMS. Aaron T. Bliss Is the Republican can didate for governor of Michigan. The Populists and Democrats have united on a fusion ticket in South Da kota. The mounted police will be with drawn from Dawson and a local force substituted. The degre of LL.D. has been con ferred on General Leonard Wood by Williams College. The pension list for the fiscal year ending June noth shows a decrease of $950,000 from that of the previous year. It is reported that all the big coal mines of Missouri are to be absorbed by u syndicate controlled by J. Pler pont Morgan, About 1,500 Canadian troops sailed from Durban for home June 27tli. Two thousand additional Canadians will start for home July 12. A contract for the building of a sugar mill by the state of Arkansas has been signed and ratified by the state peni tentiary board and the governor. The permanent census act, operative July Ist, leaves a census force of 750 clerks. Twenty, who have been eu gaged on special work, are dropped. ltoblnson Crusoe's island, Juan Fer nandez, lying 000 miles west of Val paraiso, Is to be given a civil govern ment by Chill on account of Its lobster canning Industry. Pneumatic postal tul>es were ordered put in service again July Ist in New York, Brooklyn, Boston and Philadel phia. Their construction is authorized In six other cities. It Is said In St. Petersburg that the Russian troops have already been withdrawn from Moukden. Manchuria. The Manchurian railroad guards will number 30,000 men. The Missouri Republican State Con vention strongly endorsed President Roosevelt, whom Congressman Joy designated as the “Little Rough Rider of the White House.” The Minnesota Democratic conven tion nominated L. A. Rosing for gov ernor and passed resolutions approving the Kansas City platform and eulogiz ing William J. Bryan. . For the third time in twenty years ex-Goveruor Robert Pattison of Phila delphia was nominated for governor of Pennsylvania b.v the recent Demo cratic State Co. -ention. The Canadian govern men t lias appro priated SIO,OOO to build a barbed wire fence along the boundary between Montana and the Dominion, extending 1 from St. Marys Lake to the Sweet Grass Hills. Sir William Vernon Harcourt lias de clined the peerage offered him by King Edward. He says that after thirty j four years spent in the House of Com mons, lie is reluctant to change his sphere of work. .Three Victoria crosses, ten distin guished service medals, two promo tions to commissioned rank and four mentions in dispatches have fallen to I the lot of reform school lads in South Africa, says Lord Leigh. It is announced that the Ozark and ; Cherokee Central, now building from Fayetteville. Ark., through Indian Ter ritory. has decided to secure coast cou -1 nection by constructing the line to Guthrie, thence west to a Denver line. Advices from Adis Abedn, capital of Abyssinia, announce the safe arrival there of Fitzliugh Wliiteliouse of New port, Ithodc Island, and Lord Ilindlip. who started from England, February Ist. on an exploring trip to the upper j Nile. The International Sunday School ' Convention, which closed Its session Jn Denver June 30tli, voted to recommend Jerusalem ns the place for the next j World’s Sunday School Convention in ISHH. The International meets next at Toronto in 1003. J. G. W. Cowles of Cleveland has been elected chairman of the board of trustees of Oberlln College. The elec tion means that Mr. Cowles will be ! president of Oberlln College until a permanent successor to the late Presi dent Barrows Is made. The net earnings of the United States Steel Corporation for the quarter end ing June 30tli amounted to $37,001,000, as against $20,302.4 mo for the same period last year, lids statement shows an increase of net earnings for the quarter of $11,320,(J0G. The idea prevails in London that Mi chael Henry Herbert will not long oc cupy the post of British ambassador to tlie United States, but that he will be transferred to Paris when Sir Ed mund J. Monson, the present British ambassador there retires. Lord Warwick, In proposing a v< te of sympathy for the king before the Warwick town council, said that he was authoritatively informed that his majesty’s first words on recovering consciousness after tlie operation were: “Will my people ever forgive muV" Hundreds of indigent Americans now in Cuba are petitioning the min ister for aid. nils prompted Minister Sqillres to call a meeting of the Ameri cans in the legation, when liberal sub scriptions were made to send the needy Americans to the United States. On the marriage of Miss Jeanne Langtry, daughter of Mrs. Langtry, the actress, to Inn Malcolm, member of Parliament, a few days ago, King Edward sent the bride a present, with a note in ids own handwriting. The Prince of Wales also sent a gift. Gen. Leonard Wood, ns military gov ernor or Cuba, expended $10,1.20 to promote reciprocity between tin* Unit ed States and Cuba according to the statement transmitted to the House in answer to a resolution addressed to the secretary of war. The money was mostly spent in printing and circulat ing pamphlets. The third trial of Miss Jessie Morri son for the murder of Mrs. Olin Cas tle at Eldorado, Kansas, in June. was concluded on the 28tli ult., the jury finding a verdict of murder in the second degree. The first trial result ed in a disagreement. At the second trial Miss Morrison was found guilty of manslaughter and given a five-year sentence. She spent two months in the penitentiary and was granted a new trail last February.