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LAMAR, ... COLORADO. What a Constitution Kins Edward must have had at the start. Ages will have to pass before we ran have a flrecracaerless Fourth of July. Nursery reformers who propose to abolish the cradle are attacking a rock of ages. The Polish officials who intend to try snubbing the kaiser will be wiser after their experiment. Prof. Albion W. Small thinks the Idle rich should be obliged to work. Hut who would employ them? By careful economy in his library fund Mr. Schwab Is able to build a bigger house than Mr. .Carnegie’s. Iiy all means, ladies, adopt the re form dress proposed by a Cincinnati woman. Making and all. it cost3 ?1.25. Emperor William is reducing his weight by violent exercise at ping pong. This is equivalent to swearing It away. A man’s idea of a good wife is one who never asked him for money and who doesn’t sit up for him when he is out late. People who kill themselves because It is hot must_ be thoroughly con vinced that the'other hot place exists only In fiction. The American artist who was en gaged to paint the coronation will probably now proceed to sue King Ed ward for damages. J. Pierpont Morgan is said to bo troubled with an affection of the eyes. Still, it does not appear that he Is overlooking much. 4* The Duchess of Marlborough spent over $100,000 getting ready for the cor onation. She is probably taking the king’s illness sadly to heart. The monkey that drank too much at a fashionable Newport dinner giv en in his honor proved that men are only tne victims of a far-off heredity. The girl who was preparing for a wedding with a man named Aired and who eloped with a man named Swope certainly can’t be very particular about names. The Moorish coronation envoy has left London for Morocco, rejoicing that he was "going back to a civilized country.” Perhaps he saw them ‘’maffick.” Wonderful to relnte, the automo bile race from Paris to Innspruck was completed without the destruc tion or even the mutilation of a sin gle spectator. When the cashier of that Newport bank was through with it the vaults contained Just $35, while the liabili ties are $300,000. But why did ho leave the $35? A man may figure that he is growing old when it is disinclination rather than dignity that prevents him from getting on the picnic merry-go-round and taking a spin. Hamlin Garland has announced that there are two great English writers now living. One is William Dean Howells. The name of the other he can mention with one capital let ter. The Nebraska girls who have de clared a boycott on all young men who swear and He will have a chance to discover the truth of Mark Twain’s remark: "Be good and you will be lonely.” It costs $31.02 per capita to govern the city of New York, and. consider ing the sort of government the people of the metropolis get. and considering other facts, also, the price is infern ally steep. The news that Prof. Bristol has shipped from Bermuda a pocket sea serpent leads the public to feel sure that the brand of American whisky exported to the island is not what It ought to be. A British naval captain has com mitted suicide because he was left a fortune of $2,000,000. He considered bis responsibility too great to be borne. What an enigma such a man must be to Hetty Green. Another note of warning has been published against the use of iced drinks during the season of hot weather, although it would seem that «u honorable exception might be made in favor of the mint julep. The Northwestern Elevated Rail way Company has devised a car at tachment called the "fool catcher.” It is to be hoped that it is not so per fectly protected by patents that it cannot be operated outside of Illi nois. The New York courts have decided that a woman’s picture may be used for advertising purposes whether she approves of the same or not; all of which, to the layman, looks like a particularly vicious slap at common sense. ANTI-IMPERIALISTS. Address an Open Letter to President Roosevelt. Lake George, N. V.. July 27.—At n meeting of representative autl-imper lallstN held in New York City Inst spring n eoninilttee was appointed to Investigate army renditions in the Phil ippines. That committee has since then been prosecuting its imiuirles. President Roosevelt's recent review of tlie courtinurtlal of <Sen. Jacob H. Smith seemed to the committee to de mand some reply, ami at a meeting Just held at Lake < ieorge an open let ter was signed by Charles Francis Ad ams. chairman; Carl Hekurz, Kdwin Hurritt Smith. Moorflchl S. Torey and Herbert Welsh. It says in part: "We desire to express gratification afforded us by your‘review’ of tin* 14th instant, ns commander-in-chief, of the findings of the court martial In tin* case of (Jen. .1. 11. Smith. Taken in connec tion with the previous memorandum of April 15th, that review will, provided it be followed by corresponding general action, in our opinion do much toward the re-establishment of the national prestige and the restoration of the mor als of the army. “While thus, however, expressing our sense of obligation, we wish most re spe< tfully to call your attention to cer tain conclusions which we have in tin* course of our own Inquiries found our selves compelled to reach. “Coming directly to the point, and speaking historically, our Investiga tions have led us to conclude that the demoralization of officers and soldiers of our army In the Philippines, Includ lug all branches of the service, and all grades of rank, was far more general. • s well as pronounced, than migiu be inferred from your review of tie* court martial findings in the case of General Smith. The essential facts charged in this case, we believe we have reason to say. were rather notorious than ex ceptional. Demoralizing influences, prejudicial to any high standard of military morals, were, under the cir cumstances inevitable. Tills led t. la mentable results, calling for the firm l and and stern correction found, and most fortunately applied, in your or ders of April loth anil July Jltli. “.Meanwhile, we would respectfully submit that tin* good of the army and the future of our eastern depend imUs d« maud that Investigation should not stop at tills point, or with result:, al ready reached. Tin* inquiries we as a committee have made, necessarily hn perfeet, have yet been sufficient to sat isfy us that General Smith and Major Waller were not the sole culpilts. nor should they suffice in the character of scapegoats.” The letter discusses the “kid and 1 urn” order, and says: "As the not unnatural result of mili tary operations so inspired, an official report Indicates that, out of a total population in a single district of IWO.- 000, not less than 100,000 perished.” The letter closes with the following statement: "We hold ourselves ready to duvet your attention to concrete cases, the Investigation of which would demon strate the following criminal acts, con trary to all recognized rules and usages of warfare, on the part o? the officers and soldiers of the United States: “First—Kidnaping and murder, under circumstances of aggravated brur.i'.'jy. "Second —Robliery. “Third—Torture, both of men and women, and rape of the latter. "Fourth—The Infliction of death on other parties, on the strengtli of evi dence elicited through torture.” SCHOOL DEMONSTRATIONS. School Question the Occasion of Great Meetings in Paris. Paris. July 28.—Tlie demonstration made yesterday in connection with the decree*of Premier Coinbox ordering the closing of the eongregatloulst schools proved to l)o quite as much of a mani festation In support of the government as in opposition to its anti-clerical measures. The crowd which gathered in the Place de ia Concorde numbered m.OOO persons, while as many more thronged the Champ* Elysoo. The clerical and anti-clerical forces altout equally divided the gatherings. The former were distinguishable by tlie red. white and blue paper flowers which they wore, while the latter siHirtcd ml eglantines. Though many fights occurred, they never became general, nor was any ]ierson seriously lujured. An linpos ing force of police and mounted muni cipal guards had much trouble In keep ing the manifestations constantly mov ing. and at times they were forced to charge to prevent the crowd becoming too dense. On the whole, the crowds were good natured and mainly coutlncd themselves to shouting "Lllierty. lib erty.” “Long live the sisters.” and "We want the sisters." To which the anti clericals replied, “Vive le Kepubllque," and "Down with the priests." English Canadian Line. London, July 28.—The announce ment from Montreal that the Canadian Pacific railway bad, at the request of the Canadian ministers now in Ixm don, offered to establish and work a weekly fast service lietween Quebec and Liverpool in the summer, and be tween Halifax and Liverpool In the winter, with a good freight service. Is causing considerable stir in England, where it is hailed with delight as being an offset to .1. Pierpout Morgan’s ship ping combine. The evening papers have flaming placards reading: "English combination to tight the American Trust.” etc. The officials of the Canadian Pa cific here deny that they have any such intention, but they, as well as others, lielieve that the long-discussed Cana dian fast service is finally approaching realization. Civil War in Hayti. Washington. July 27.—Tumultuous conditions continue in Hayti. according to advices received yesterday at the State Department from Minister Pow ell. who is in Port An Prince. He ca bles that civil war has boon declared throughout the country and that Gener al Eirmln. an aspirant for the presi dency. is marching on Port An Prince. The 'provisional government has been dissolved. LATE WASHINGTON NEWS AND GOVERNMENTAL PROCEEDINGS The court of Inquiry which investi gated the grounding of the battleship Illinois while entering ChriMtianhi bor recently, has found that no blame attaches to the oftleers or crew. Ad miral Crowniushleld approves the re port. The secretary of the Interior has for warded to the l»onrd of health of Hon olulu samples of an alleged cure for leprosy submitted by a Brooklyn phy sician in behalf of a fellow practi tioner abroad. The lx>ard has agreed to use the samples in Its experimental research. The boards of health of San Francisco and New Orleaus also will bo asked to test the alleged cure. The President has designated Col. E. M. O'Reilly to be surgeon general of the army to succeed General Kor wood, who will retire September "th next. Colonel O'Reilly will have until January, 1000, to servo us surgeon gen eral. He was appointed from Pennsyl vania as a medical cadet In 18114. He Is a graduate of tin* medical depart ment of the University of Pennsylva nia. Some weeks ago Senator Penrose filed papers with the President, which he asserted tended to substantiate the charge made by Mr. Mealcy. the American who has been in trouble in Mexico, against United Stutew Ambas sador Clayton, to the effect that tlir ambassador was directly Interested to the extent of 100 shares in a mining corporation antagonistic to Menley's claims. The palters were referred to the State Department, and now the senator has been Informed by Acting Secretary Hill that the President lias decided to send them to Mexico, invit ing Mr. Clayton to examine them and make a report. The case of Meniey was one of the two referred to in the stirring debate in the Senate ill the last session, involving tin encounter be tween Senators Halley and Beveridge. In consequence of the net passed by the hist Congress, amending the re vised statutes so as to permit the is suance of passfiorts to persons owing allegiance to the United States, wheth er citizens or not, the secretary of state has drawn up rules under which passports shall hereafter be granted nml lins submitted them to the Presi dent, who has approved and signed them. Hereafter passports will he is sued to loyal Filipinos. Porto Ricans, etc., under rules prescribed by the President, which are about to is* sent to Governor Taft nml to other insular governors. The effect of the new law ami of the rules now going inty effect will bo to extend to loyal residents of our insulnr possessions the same pro tection and the same passport that cit izens of the United States now enjoy In their trnvels. Eighty miles In nn nrmy wngon drawn by regulation mules, over roads that are not excellent nt the best of times, but were rendered almost im passable in some places by heavy downpours of rain, was the experience of Ellliu Root, secretary of war, a few days ago. Mr. Root said that he en joyed the trip immensely. MaJ. Gen. Henry C. Corbin, the adjutant general of the nrmy, who was one of Mr. Root’s companions, said the same. In addition to General Corbin, the siH-re tary nskisl Brig. Gen. Leonard Wood and Col. Wallace Randolph, chief of artillery, to go with him. Of course, they accepted. Colonel True, the army depot quartermaster In Washington, said lie could get them from Wash ington to Leesburg and hack in a sin gle day, and lie kept ids word. The distance from Washington to Leesburg and back over the route taken by the secretary’s party is about ninety-four miles, but part of it was made in th* secretary's carriage and In a trolley car. The Journey behind the mule team be gan at Cabiu John bridge. Through the United States charge of embassy at St. Petersburg. Mr. Riddle, the State Department has Just received a copy of the Russian note tom hing upon mists, which has excited so much comment in Europe. This note, which tnkes the form of a circular, was identical and was handed in St. Petersburg to the representatives of all the powers that participated in the Brussels sugar conference, and, in ad dition to Mr. Riddle for transmission to his government at Washington. Just why tills was done, in view of the fact that the United States government was not represented at the Brussels con ference can only lie conjectured, and It is supposed that it was supplied as a matter of information and :is a cour tesy. Certain it is that In the present view the United States executive can not participate In such a conference as it deserilMMl, even if there were no other objections. From a perusal of the note, which is in ntllcial print, it appears that its reference to trusts, which are rather incidental and alter native In character, have attracted the principal share of public attention al though the whole note npiienrs to be framed as an argument ill siipisirt of the Russian system of regulating su gar production nml export. The ref erence to an international trust confer ence is actually therefore presented in tiie shape of an alternative proposal, or rather suggestion, only in ease the soundness of the Russian contention in support of its present system is suc cessfully challenged. Secretary of War Root has issued an order in regard to military education In which he says: "Since the declara tion of war with Spain In April, 181)8, there have been appointed in the line of the army 1.M2 lieutenants, in addi tion to 270 appointed from the military academy. Of these did were appointed from officers of volunteers under the act of February 2. 1001; 414 were ap pointed from the enlisted men of the regular and volunteer armies, ami 512 were appointed from civil life. The abandonment of the military schools for commissioned officers, which fol lowed tlie employment of the entire army In active military operations, has left these 1,542 new lieutenants sub stantially without any means of acquir ing a systematic military education. Congress lias now with wise liberality made provision for the reopening of the army schools, has given its sanc tion to the general system of military •dueatlou embodied in the general or der of November 27 th last, including the enlargement and development of the Fort Leavenworth school into a general service and staff college at Washington with suitable buildings and the rebuilding of the engineer school; and has made ample appro priations for these puri>oses. Every effort will be mnde by the war college board, which has general supervision and charge of tin? whole system, to bring its advantages to the new officers of the army as speedily as possible and to organize officers’ schools at all the considerable posts without delay. I ask for hearty co-operation with them on the part of every officer of the army.” In connection with the Investigation now going on at the Navy Department relative to the duties of officers on shore duty with a view to determining what. If any, officers can Is* spans! for sen duty, a significant table has been prepared at the department which shows that the Increase In the sea going officers In the last decade has not kept pace with the increased ton nage of the navy. In 18911 there were 9(15 officers and 24-1,8411 tons displace ment of ships in the navy. In 1902 the number of officers has increased only to 1,0211, while the tonnage had Increased to 827,022. In 18911 there were 5. r *<; officers on son duty and 409 on shore duty, against 720 on sea duty and 1103 on shore duty, against 720 on sea duty and 301! on shore duty in 1902. The President has returned to the War Department the cases of Major Edwin S. Glenn, Fifth Infantry; First Lieut. Julian P. Gaujot, Tenth cav alry. and Lieut. Norman G. Cook, Pril ipplne scouts. Glenn was found guilty by the courts and sentenced to be sus pended for one month and to forfeit $50 of bin pay; Gaujot was found guilty and sentenced to suspension for three mouths and to forfeit* $50 jier mouth during that period; Cook was acquitted. The President approves the findings in the cases of Major Glenn and Lieutennnt Gaujot and dis approves tlte action of the court in the ease of Lieutenant Cook. lie makes no comment on the case whatever be yond the approval in the two cases and disapproval in the one. Glenn was tried by court martial for administer ing the water cure to the presidente of Igbares, and Gaujot fur administering tin* cure to three natives. Lieutenant Cook was tried on the charge of order ing three natives to be shot by the Macs bo be scouts. Certain modifications which the State Department desires in the proctocol governing the construction of the pro |H)sed Panama canal before It assumes the shape of a treaty have been trans mitted by Secretary Hay to Mr. Con cha. the Colombian minister at Wash ington. These relate generally to ques tions of control and of sovereignty over the strip of land through which the canal, if the Panama route be finally determined upon, will be con structed. They are* destined to .bring the proctocol more in harmony with the provisions of the Spooner amend ment and to facilitate ratification by the Senate when the instrument reaches that body in the form of a treaty. The Colombian legation officials do not feel that the instructions they now have nre broad enough to author ize them to accept tin* modifications proposed by Secretary Hay without further consultation with the home government. Consequently the matter has been submitted by them to their government for further instructions. 'The aim of Minister Concha Is to have the instrument in such shape that when It comes before the two houses of Congress of Colombia for action it will receive favorable consideration by them. A general order lias been issued by General Miles, commanding tin* army, announcing the award of medals of honor and certificates of merit to of ficers and enlisted men for specially meritorious service. The awards cover a |K*rlod beginning with the civil war and extending to hist winter, and are in addition to a list published two years ago. when the first awards were announced. In the present list are the names of Gen. Horace Porter and Col. Alliert L. Mills, superintendent of tin* Military Academy, both of whom are given medals for acts of bravery, the former at Atlanta, and the latter at Santiago. The medal of honor list, in part, is ns follows: William E. Berk lielmcr. major, artillery corps; William C. Bryan, hospital steward; Bernard A. Byrne, major. Thirteenth infantry; Robert G. Carter, first lieutenant. U. S. A. (retired); Robert Temple Emmett, first lieutenant. Ninth cavalry: Freder ick Funston. brigadier general: James Kephart, private, Company C. First batallion. Thirteenth infantry: John A. Logan, major. Thirty-third Infantry. F. S. V. (deceased); William II. Sage, captain. Twenty-third infantry: George E. Stewart, first lieutenant Fifteenth infantry; George W. Wallace, first lieutenant. Ninth Infantry. Governor Taft has acquainted Secre tary Hoot with the fact reported in the news dispatches from Rome that the Pope had tendered several pretty and appropriate gifts to himself and the members of his party, and he lias asked whether lawfully be accepted. It was at once recognized that the question thus presented Involved some delicate and interesting iMiints, prinel priucipal among tliem being a possible decision, expressly to be avoided at this stage, in the opinion of the offi cials. as to the temporal powers of tin* Pope. If these were decorations or gifts of large value, then under the constitutional inhibition they might not be received without authority from Congress, if the Pope is regarded as having temporal powers—as being a prince, a potentate or a sovereign. Sec retary Root has. however, avoided an unpleasant decision of this question by informing Governor Taft that if these gifts are not of considerable intrinsic value, and nre personal in character, they may be accepted as mere souven irs. in which case the personality of the giver need not lie a matter of official Inquiry. Ou the other hand, if the gifts are of exceptional value, which is not believed to Ik* the case, from the newspaper reports, then they may be deposited in the Smithsonian Insti tute in this city. COLORADO’S CAPITAL. An extradition Iiuh been granted by Governor Orinan for the return of Jo seph M. Berry to Oklahoma City, where he Is wanted for conspiracy and perjury. He was the principal wit ness in a murder case there last mouth. Town Marshal Marvin of Lu Junta captured Berry and will get a $1100 re ward. The federal authorities at Washing ton have given the state of Colorado 25,521 acres of land in Routt county. Information of the grant was received at the land oltice a few days ago. '1 he land is given to the state in lieu of that taken by the government for the Ute reservation several years ago. It is valuable for grazing purposes. State Treasurer Chlpley has received $25,000 from the federal government, tin* semi-annual payment on the appro priation for scientific investigation as to farming. This revenue is derived from the public lands and was first made available by the Congress of 18(50. and the first payments were made by the government in 1885. The sp«*eified purpose of the appropriation Is to carry on scientific Investigations for the benefit of the state at large and the agricultural interests of the state In particular. Thomas J. Holland, superintendent of state fish hatcheries, recently re ceived a letter from J. A. Porter of Du rango, saying the writer would be wil ling to pay the salary, amounting to $100 a month, for a deputy game war den to watch for dynamiters of fish in that section, particularly in the Val leclto river. Dynamiting lias been car ried on to such an extent there that large numbers of the fish iu the rivers have been wantonly killed. Mr. Por ter was formerly president of the smel ter at Durango, and is anxious thut the stnte game laws be enforced. Governor Orman has appointed Dr. C. K. Cooper a member of the Stats Board of Health to fill the vacancy occasioned by the death of his partner, the lnte Dr. Tyler. Dr. Cooper was born In Denver twenty-seven years ago and received the degree of A.B. from Sacred Heart College and In lltoo gindunted from the Cross Medical School. For a year he was physician ami surgeon with the First Colorado volunteers. Dr. Cooper has* taken post graduate courses at Harvard and Johns Hopkins University. At one time lie was pathologist at the County Hospital. The new member of the board Is the son of the late Kemp C. Cooper, widely known as manager and part owner of the Denver Republican. The Colorado National Guard has been Invited to the mobilization of the regular army of the United States, at Fort Itlley, Kansas, in September, and Gen. John Chase is reported as having said that at least a detachment of the troops would probably go. This is the first complete mobilization of the fed eral army In a long time and the event will be of extreme Importance to mili tary men throughout the nation. Near ly all the guard staff officers and com missioned men nre anxious to study the maneuvers. “The entire state brigade might have gone.” said General Chase, “if an appropriation had l>eon made for its transportation. The bilL passed by Congress did not cover this point, so in that regard the states were left out. However, we are working on the mat ter of transportation, now, and hope to have a detachment go.” The Colorado state board of health has issued Its sanitary bulletin for June. It Is in the form of a memo rial for the late Dr. George E. Tyler, secretary of the board. The first page is surrounded by a black border and contains a photograph and n short bio graphical sketch of Dr. Tyler. The bulletin speaks of the great work that Dr. Tyler did for the state during his short connection with the board and concludes: “His colleagues feel that his loss is Irreparable, that it is In the nature of a public calamity. They fee! that it will be a worthy aim for them to strive to keep, on in his spirit anil make the good work a living monu ment to his memory.” The total num ber of deaths In June for the state were 778. the annual death rate per thou sand. excluding still births, being 10.17 per 1.000. Deaths from scarlet fever during June were fourteen, from diph theria eighteen, and from'typhoid fever twenty. Suit has been filed in the Federal Court at Denver against Larry Ma roney of Cripple Creek for illegal cut ting of timber from government lands. Maroney paid a line of $1,700 a few weeks ago and the new offense is said to have been only one of many of fenses of a similar nature. Maroney is at the head of the Maroney Lumber Company. Cripple Creek, and govern ment Inspectors claim he Is an incor rigible offender against the t holier laws. The last suit is brought by Dis trict Attorney Earl M. Cranston and is the result of investigations made by agents of the department. The agents report thut Maroney and Ills company have cut timber amounting to 58.(55!i leet, the value of which is placed a? ihe sum named above. It is claimed timt the country for many miles around Cripple Creek has been de nuded by the timber cutters who pay fines as fast as caught and continue at the business. Under the indeterminate sentence law there are fully six of the prisoners at Canon City who will have to be re leased under the habeas corpus act. C. L. Stonaker. secretary of the state hoard of charities and correction, is quoted by a Denver paper as saying: “The district Judges are of various opinions as to what is proper to lie done under this law. It 1ms not ns yet been reviewed by the Supreme Court and until that time there is bound to In* some misunderstanding. Under the law. If a judge gives an Indeterminate sentence, when he should have given a definite one. the definite one stands, but when he gives a definite sentence when he should have given the inde terminate sentence, the law has no pro vision covering it and the man under the habeas corpus act must go free." As the framers of the act did not think that there would l»e any cases that would come under the unprovided for clause, the law was allowed to stand with this defect. The result is that several men In the penitentiary will have to be released. Two, Jake Thomas and John Vaughn, have been released under the habeas corpus act. COLORADO BRIEFS Grasshoppers have been doing con siderable damage in Otero county. The rough riders’ tournament will be held at Denver on Tuesday and Wed nesday, October 7th and 8th. The Chautaqua assemblies at Boul der and Glen Park boast of a large attendance and much interest. The annual convention of the Colo rado Hankers’ Association will be held at Colorado Springs August 7th and 8tli. Since the danger of a water famine has become imminent in Denver, the Denver Dairy Association has raised the price of milk to $1 for fourteen quarts. 'Hie ninth annual convention of the Philatelic Sons of America will meet in Denver August 7th and 8th to dis cuss the subject of iK>stage stamp col lection a. The robbery of two powder houses near Denver is thought to Indicate the presence of a gang of train robbers, who are laying in supplies of dynamite and caps. The water shortage in Denver prom ises to be serious until the water com pany can finish and fill Its new reser voir. which is not likely to be before next spring. A county convention of the Arapa hoe Industrial league, to further three constitutional amendments, will be held in Denver on the third Sun-Jj day in September. The Garden of the Gods Chautauqua Summer School at Colorado Springs opened on June 23d with an attend ance of fifty students, which will be considerably increased. The recent Arapahoe county printing scandal has resulted in the appoim ment of M. J. McNamara as auditor and commissioner of supplies for the county commissioners. At Colorado Springs a few days ago. 1.000 tickets were received from tourists in one day by the Western Passenger Association. This breaks the record for tenderfoot arrivals. Lieut. Gov. D. C. Coates has started on a tour of several weeks through ■‘Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska in tin* interest of the Western Federation of Miners and the socialistic movement. According to the reading of a bicy cler’s cyclometer, the distance from Aspen to Meeker, via the New Castle road, is 110 miles—fifty-nine to New Castle ami fifty-one from New Castle to Meeker. Bob Iteigan of Piceance creek, in Bio Blanco county, is accumulating wealth by lassooing wolves and presenting the pelts at the county treasurer’s office for the bounty. Ills lariat never misses fire. Emile Berne, a striking machinist at Denver, was fined $.*> and costs by Magistrate Thomas for applying the word “scab” derisively to John Farn berg. a non-union boilermaker working in the Union Pacific shops. The date of the laying of the city hall corner stone at Colorado Springs lias been changed from August 18th to | 10th, owing to the fact that the Elks, who have charge of the ceremonies, will be busy on the 18th with their street fete. John Pallister. a ranchman living on Lake creek, in Eagle county, was shot and killed a few days ago by Bert Siddell, living on an adjoining ranch. The quarrel was about some money and Siddell Immediately surrendered himself to n deputy sheriff. The Steel City Oil Company, operat ing a large acreage outside of Pueblo, and controlled by Colorado Springs capitalists, has encountered a small flow of oil at 72ft feet, the drills pass ing through a stratum of sand 110 feet, which yielded frequent Indications of oil. Drilling will be continued to 2,000 feet if necessary. A dam is at once to be built across the outlet of Lawn lake near Estes Park. In order to hasten the work and speed supplies several mill's of a road has Just been completed to the lake from Estes Park. The lake lies at timber line on Hague’s Peak, nor far from Ilallet glacier, and for the fu ture will be a storage reservoir. On July 24th three' - children, the old est being only twelve years old, made the round trip to tin* summit or Pike’s Peak and return on foot in the record breaking time of ten hours. The chil dren are Mary and Gudelia Hurt, aged respectively twelve and ten years, chil dren of tourists from Missouri, and ten year-old Earl Keeler of Colorado Springs. The Denver park commissioners have accepted a three months-old mountain lion cub captured recently by I>. F. Hownrd of New York and T. W. Hampson of Salt Lake while on a hunting expedition near Steamboat Springs, and who made a present of the animal to the city. The mother of the cub was kilh*d while trying to pro tect it from the hunters. The town council of Fowler has granted to the Crystal Springs Pipe and Water Conq»any a twenty-year franchise to supply the town * with water. The company owns the springs among the hills two miles north of the town. According to the terms of the franchise work must be gin on the construction of the pipe line within sixty days after the final passage of the ordinance. The Pueblo .City Council lias passed an ordinance granting a franchise to the 1’apid Transit Electric ltnilwny Company to build and operate an elec tric line within the city limits which shall extend to Beulah, twenty miles west of the city in Pueblo county. Work will be commenced soon and will proceed rapidly until the line is in op eration. For the franchise the com pany agrees to pay the city one per cent, per annum of the gross earnings of the line. Lawrence Cronin, superintendent of the Camp Bird mine at Ouray, fell 100 feet down through a manhole on Saturday. July lfttli, and was terri bly Injured. The hole was not quite perpendicular or he would have been killed Instantly. As it was, he had one ankle broken and received dan gerous internal injuries. Mr. Cronin has boon employed at the Camp Bird for several years and last fall was appointed superintendent of the en tire mine. He had tendered his resig nation, to become effective August 1st.