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LAMAR, • • - COLORADO. May Yohc ought to put her husbands Id a safety deposit vault instead of her diamonds. Any of the seaside resorts could af ford to pay Hobson a handsome salary to parol the banks. They say that Jim Hill wants a port In Labrador. What for? Is he going to Join the ice trust? Young Willie K. Vanderbilt has been hurt In an automobile collision. Add one more to the list of heroes. Geronlmo wants to hunt down Tracy and It might be a good way to dispose of the pair to let him try it. The czar of Russia is going to fight the trusts. Oh, tush, Nicholas! Stop the nihilists first and get a reputa tion. King Edward is going to visit the czar In September. That gay young man ceiiainiy has himself billed for a time. The latest lady of note—or. rather, of notes —to take a young husband, is Teresa Carreno of concert fame. Lucky youth. Oklahoma Is trying to attract a col ony of Finns. This will: do away with any further fear in regard to high wa ter in that locality. It is said that Prime Minister Bal four avoids reading the London daily newspapers. Nevertheless he is a very well-informed man. It is reported that the United States wants to buy Greenland. Can it be pos sible that the government is planning to go Into the ice business? When golf first became popular in this country the critics said it was an old man's game. The boys seem to be doing fairly well at it, however. It is said that Mr. Balfour, the new British premier, is very lazy. He seems, however, to have had energy enough to pick out the right kind of an uncle. Sir Lian. Chen professes "the great test admiration" for American news papers. This should block the cur .rent tendency in some quarters to call him a "Chink.” A Chicago man who Is being sued for $60,000 by a woman who claims that he tried to kiss her says she is crazy. It does look like a pretty big ,price for a mere try. If the "Competent Hon” which the Government Geological Survey de mands fails to "make good” she can be beheaded without fear of appeal or of arousing a party issue. At Buffalo a new tug has been named the Mary Mat-Lane. No doubt it will fin tbe surrounding air with smoke until It Ib a very good imita tion of the Butte atmosphere. And it was Just a common, ordinary street car that rolled Uncle Russell 'In the mud. It was also the ordinary practice of trying to board a moving car that gave this car its opportu nity. Some of the novel writers are pro tecting against the great amount of advertising the publishers are doing. 'The protesters, we notice, are the poor fellows whose publishers don’t advertise. The news that the Crown Prince of Siam is to come to this country with a small retinue will be disappointing to the society girls who have begun to depend on royal suites for recreation and flirtation. The Duchess of Marlborough, who is said to have spent 300,000 Vender- Ibllt dollars on her coronation finery, fahould be thankful that the great pageant will take place before the fashions change. Russell Sage fell from the platform cf a New York street car the other day and narrowly escaped being run over. He wasn't hurt, but will prob ably insist on having his nickel re turned anyway. The Sultan of Zanzibar is dead, and the dispatch announcing the facts saysr "All is quiet here." Zanzibar must be one of those outlandish places where people don’t shoot off fireworks when somebody dies. The Sultan of Turkey threatens to build a fleet of warships in order to atop other European nations from bul lying him. Why should the sultan be worried at the bullying as long as it never goes any farther? In view of the fact that the police officials of Posen will have to take extra precautions to insure his safety while he is visiting there It would seem that Emperor William can get into the enemy’s country without crossing the border. According to reports Miss Alice Roosevelt has beqn engaged to six young men —all strangers to her— within the past four weeks. Some body must be determined to guess the right one if he has to name every available man in the country. ' SHORT TELEGRAMS. Slight earthquake shocks wore felt In central Portugal on the sth instant. A lire at Washington. Louisiana, Au gust sth, destroyed thirty-five build ings. Experiments are being made in the manufacture of paper from sugar cone chaff. Andrew Carnegie, who bought the fa mous library belonging to John Acton, has presented It to John Morley. The Italian government has ordered that the Marconi wireless telegraph ap paratus be established on all warships. The average condition of cotton as shown by the monthly cotton report is sued bj the Agricultural Department is 81.9. Capt. W. A. Phillips of the Tenth In fantry has been appointed governor of the island of I’aruguu, in the Philip pines. The Columbia Southern Railway Company of Oregon hns given orders to have ull engines equipped for burn ing oil. John Dillon. William Redmond. Mich, ael Davitt, Timothy Ilealy and other Irish leaders will come to America Sep tember 15th. King Victor Emmanuel has contrib uted 100,000 lire to the restoration of the Campanille of St. Murk’s, which collapsed July 14th. The London Mail says that one of the great portions of St. Paul’s cathedral threatens to collapse unless thorough repairs are undertaken. Ex-Senator Don Cameron of Penn sylvania, was thrown from a carriage and severely injured at Inverlochy cas tle in Scotland August 4tli. There were earthquake shocks at Genoa and Pisa In Italy August sth, accompanied by subternnnean rum blings. No dumage was done. The Prussian government has or dered umbulance cars installed on all Prussian railways in order to provide for quick relief "in case of wreck. Japan is re-arming her army, cables the St. Petersburg correspondent of the London Dally Mail, with a new rifle, and selling the old rifles to China. Dr. William M. Hcardshear, presi dent of lowa State College at Aine*. lowa, and former president of the Na tional Educational Association, died August Gth. Captain McCrea of the gunt>onf Mn chias hns telegraphed from Cape Hay tlen that the Insurrection in Ilaytl is practically over and the authority of the government secure. The Louisiana Purchase Exposition Company has secured possession ot the Tessou tract of fifty acres, lying con tiguous to the fair site, on terms satis factory to ull concerned. Rudynrd Kipling, who hns been much annoyed by the visits of Brighton excursionists to his house at Rotting dean, has purchased a new’ country place near Tunbridge Wells. The historic building In Frankfort in which the old German emperors were crowned, is beginning to crumble. The authorities have ordered that braces be placed immediately to save It. In a decision handed down by the Supreme Court of California the mar riage of divorced persons in Reno, Ne vada. or elsewhere within one year of the granting of the divorce in Califor nia is declared legal. Visitors to London who will not l>e able to see the Interior of Westminster abbey before the coronation may do so after the event, it having been officially announced that the edifice will be open from August 12th to August 20th. A heavy windstorm that swept over St. Louis August sth wrecked two of the towers of the varied Industrial building, in course of erection on the world’s fair site. The towers were 200 feet high. The damage will amount to several thousand dollars. A ruling has been made by the attor ney general of Hawaii to the effect that ex-Queen Liluokalnni must pay the In come tax on her annual allowance of $7,500 from the territory. The provis ion for this allowance was made by the lust Legislature. The tax amounts to $l5O. M. Deutsche, donor of the prize of 100,000 francs offered for the invention of a dirigible balloon, which was won by Santos-Dumont, was seriously hurt in an automobile accident in a suburb of Paris August 4th. Several ribs were were broken and he was otherwise in jured. The strike of the bridge and struc tural iron workers employed by the Pennsylvania Steel Company, which has lsHin on since May Ist, has been settled and the men are back at work. The men were granted their demund for 50 cents au hour for and eight hour day. Wllllnin Ziegler of New York, who Is Interested in the Bnldwin-Ziegler ex pedition. snys he lias received an un signed cablegram from Tromsoe. Nor way. rending: "Cheer up. Awaiting Frithof. Beware of canards. Fear less." The dispatch is supposed to be from Baldwin. The civil tribunal of Paris hns con demned the Echo de Paris, the Nation alist organ, to pay Colonel Picqunrt 20,000 francs damages for libel. The charge against the paper grew out of rertnin statements printed by 1, con cerning Colonel Plcqunrt’s action in the Dreyfus affair. Justice Johnson of the Kansas Su preme Court has granted an alterna tive writ of mandamus to compel the national council of the Knights and Ladies of Security to maintain the old rates. The writ is made returnable October Ist. when the case will be heard on its merits. Indiana’s State Board of Tax Com missioners, after listening to the rep resentatives of corporations for veil days, lias Increased by $9,179,045 the valuations upon which steam and elec tric raltroads. telephone, telegraph, ex press, pipe line and transportation com panies must pay taxes. The Johannesburg correspondent of the London Times strongly protests, in a dispatch, against the attempts of some influential houses to remedy the scarcity of labor by the introduction into the colony of Chinese, and declares if those attempts arc seriously pushed the government must intervene. TRACY, THE FAMOUS OUTLAW, FINALLY DIES BY HIS OWN HAND Spokane. Wash., Aug. 7.—Harry Tra cy’s race is ruu. The great man-hunt is ended. Crippled, bleeding, hopeless of escape, the Oregon outlaw crept in to a wheat Held near Fellows Tuesday night, made a lust despairing effort i bind up his wounds, then gave up his long race with death. Placing a revolver at his forehead In* pulled the trigger, and a heavy bullet shattered his skull. At daylight yes terday morning his l»ody was found, his stiffened hand still grasping the re volver that ended his career of crime. After bathing the officers of two states, after a wonderful hight of near ly 400 miles across Oregon and Wash ington, Harry Tracy was hunted down by five citizens of the little farming town of Creston, but one of whom was a deputy. To them is to be puid the SB,OOO reward. Sheriff Gardner and posee arrived in time to guard the wheat field through the night, but the work was already done. The outlaw was dead. For two days and us many nights Tracy held the family of Farmer 1,. It. Eddy, on whose place he was killed, under subjection. Here again In showed the qualities of nerve and coul hcadedness, but these very qualities brought about Ills downfall. Had he not allowed G. E. Goldfinch, an elghteen-yenr-old boy, to leave the ranch when he did, the story to-day might be different, but the outlaw hail too much faith in estimating the terror his word* of wuruing would give to the lad. On Sunday afternoon Tracy came across young Goldfinch and made him show the way to the Eddy farm where Tracy took possession, had a bath ami a shave, and even helped the farmer and his men construct a hayrack ia the barn. Monday evening Tracy permitted Goldfinch to go, cautioning him on pain of death not to tell what had hap pened until Wednesday. It was this display of nerve, that had heretofore made the outlaw apparently safe, that this time caused his ruin. Goldfinch. limtend of being sufficiently terroriz.-.l to keep quiet, soon spread the news and aroused a posse. The party to which belongs the cred it of corral lag the outlaws was made up of the following citizens of Cres ton: C. A. Straub, deputy sheriff; I>r. K. j C. Lanter, Maurice Smith, attorney; J. J. Morrison, railway section foreman, and Frank Ldllengreen. These men. armed to the teeth, set out from Cres ton Tuesday afternoon about 2 o’clock. I They had a fight with Tracy at the Eddy farm. When the outlaw saw them he jumped behind Eddy and placed first the man and then his horse between himself and the posse. He Commanded the farmer to lead his horse to the barn, where, remaining under cover, he moved toward shelter. When nenr the stable be broke and dashed inside, lie quickly re-appeared, ritle in hand, and started on u run down the valley. Turning on the two men, the desi»erado fired two shots, but without his usual luck, neither bullet taking effect. Without waiting for further lighting. Tracy took to bis heels down the valley leading south from the barn, heading for the brush. The man hunters were off in pursuit, firing as rapidly as possible. Coming to a rock, he dodged behind it. and resting his gun on the rock, began a fusilade. Eight shots In all were fin'd by the outlaw, not one hitting Its mark. Seeing that he was not succeeding, he left the position nnd made a dash for a wheat field not far distant. Just as he was entering the field ho stumbled, falling on his face, and crawled Into the field on his hands and knees. By the time Tracy disappeared in the wheat field It was getting dusk. The pursuers did not dare to proceed, as they did not know where the man was. After holding a consultation they decided to surround the place and wait for daylight. Meantime Sheriff Gardner, with Po licemen Stauffer and Gemmrim of Spo kane, Jack O’Farrell of Davenport, and other reinforcements arrived on the scene, nnd they went Into ramp around the field during the night. Shortly after Tracy’s disappearance into the Held the watchers heard a shot which Bounded as though It came from the spot to which Tracy had crawled. No Investigation was made, however, until morning, but that shot 's sup posed to have been the one which sent tin* notorious desperado into eternity. Early next morning, ns soon as it was (possible for the hunters to see any thing going on around them, they en tered the wheat field. In a few min utes the party came upon the dead body of Harry Tracy, lying amid tlie grain, with his face turned toward the sky. Ilis left hand, thrown over his head, held a 4. r >-cnllber Colt’s revolver, which had evidently inflicted the death wound. The thumb of his hand was on the trigger of the pistol. Ills right PRACTICAL PHILANTHROPY. Michigan Couple Have Adopted Eleven Children and Keep Twenty-Two. South Haven, Mich., Aug 7.—Mr. and Mrs. John Shandrow of South Haven have adopted eleven children from an orphan asylum and are keep ing twenty-two children in all. The twenty-two are not all infants. Some of them are bright, rosy cheeked youngsters, already old enough to go to school. Mr. and Mrs. Shandrow have made more than a competence on their 100 acre fruit farm and it has been their lifelong regret that children have never been born to them. To please his wife, Shandrow wrote to the Smith foundling hospital in Min neapolis. asking them to send him sev eral children for a summer's outing, with the privilege of choosing from them in case he should want to adopt a boy. The Minneapolis institution is a small one and the management promptly forwarded the visible supply of children over three years of age— no less than twenty-two boys and girls. Mr. and Mrs. Shandrow are devout Methodists, and an amusing sight was enacted when they discovered that -! hand thrown across the lower part of [ ! his body, firmly grasped the barrel of • the famous 30-30 Winchester. The body was cold when found, indi cating that the shot heard by the guards about 8 o'clock Tuesday even ing was the fatal one. Following is a sketch of some of the leading incidents in the career of this famous outlaw: In 1807' Tracy killed Deputy Sheriff Valentine Hay in Colorado. While awaiting trial for murder, bound and i gagged the sheriff at Aspen, Colorado, ’ and escaped. In 1808, when arrested for robbery, j shot twice at Detective I>. Weiner, 1 held up an engineer .and rode away on : the locomotive, but was wounded by a • butcher and captured. In 1800, after conviction, held up his jailer with a revolver, and, after ex -1 changing shots with a deputy sheriff, i surrendered. June 0, 1002—Tracy and Merrill killed three guards, wounded a prisoner nnd escaped from the Oregon penitentiary. Held up a citizen of Salem and took two suits of clothing, stole two horses in West Salem ami rode to Gervais, twenty miles away. June lO—Held up a citizen of Ger ■ vais, Oregon, nnd took food. Surround ed by two companies of militia and 100 citizens. Escaped after exchuuge of shots. June 11—Surrounded near Xeedj\ ! Oregon, fired ou four times at short ‘ 1 range anti escaped. June 12—Held up a citizen near Needy nnd took food. June 14 -Stole a team near Oregon City anti drove toward Columbia river. June 15—Held up five men, got foot! and comjtellcd captives to row them across the river. | June lfl—Stole two horses near La Center, Washington. : June 17—Had running battle with two deputy sheriffs near Salmon river, Washington, wounded one and es caped. June 18—Held up a citizen near Lind- I ley, Washington, and got food. June 111—Held up a farmer near Pio neer and took food. June 23—Held up a boy near Agate, Washington, and got food. June 28—Killed his partner, Merrill, near Napa vine. Washington, shooting him in the back. Merrill’s body fouud July 15th. June 30—Stole two horses near Teul no and rode toward Puget sound. July I—Held up a woodsman near Olympia, Washington, and took food. July 2—Held up five oystermeu near South Bay. Washington; got food, cap tured u gasoliue launch and steamed up the sound, lauding near Ballard. July 3—Surrounded ncur Bothell, Washington. killed two officers, wounded three more, nnd Inter killed Policemau E. E. Breese and Nell Kaw ley. July 4—Escaped to Green lake, out witting large posses. July s—Reported killed nt Woodland park, but report soon proved false. Surrounded In barn at night but man aged to steal away in darkness. July o—Forced Japnnese fisherman to row him to Madison. There mude u hired man nnmed Anderson take him in a boat to West Seattle. Great posses ami steam tugs and two reve nue cutters watch iu vain for him. July o—Showed up at Black lUver Junction. Forced Charles Gerrels to go to Seattle for ammunition and held up Gerrels’ women. Deputies close to outlaw but afraid to shoot. Anderson left bound to a tree and outlaw es caped. Bloodhounds thrown off the trail with red pep|>er. July 10—Forced Farmer E. M. John son, living near Kent, Washington, to go to Tacoma and buy biiu a revolver ami cartridges. July 11—Fought Sheriff Cudihee and I>osse again In the early morning. Was surrounded In a swamp near Covlug ton, but escaped after being wounded. July 12—Succeeded In iMiffling Sher iff Cudiliee and 200 pursuers with bloodhounds. July 13—Surrounded In swamp near Palmer after doubling about, but again got away nt night. July 14 to 10— In hiding near Coving ton. July 17—Sheriff Cudihee rushed a cabin near Palmer, but Tracy had gone. July 10—Pursuit finally abandoned by Sheriff Cudihee ami Seattle posse*. July 10 to 30—In Cascade mountains. July 31—Appeared nt a ranch east of the Cascade mountains with three? horses nnd forced the ranchman to give him two fresh horses. August 1 to s—Traveled by night and ldd by day in neighborhood of Fel lowes. with four sheriffs and posses in pursuit. August s—Surrounded near Fel lowes. Washington, by posses of four sheriffs. ’August o—Killed himself when he found he could not escape. part of the children had never been baptized. The minister was promptly summoned and eight of the little ones christened at once. They have just decided to adopt eleven of them, of whom they are excessively fond. Colorado Democratic Convention. Denver. Aug. 7.—The Democratic state central committee, in regular ses sion last night at the St. James hotel, called the state convention to meet September 3rd, in Denver. A new ap portionment was adopted under which the delegates will number 897, making it one of the largest political conven tions ever held in the state. The rain belt counties were allowed more rep resentatives than ever before. A printed pamphlet containing rules drawn by State Chairman Milton Smith, for the government of the party, and which it was expected tho committee would adopt, was turned over to a committee of five which will report its findings to a meeting of the state committee the day preceding the convention. Mrs. Mary C. C. Bradford addressed the committee, on behalf of the Jane Jefferson Democratic Women’s club, saying that it would be extended from Arapahoe county, where it was started ten days ago, throughout the state. “SOONERS" SYNDICATE. Friars' Land Already Gobbled by Predatory Corporations. Rome. Aug. B.—The Vatican lias shown much interest in the Associated Press interview with Archbishop Ire land in St. Paul, .July 22nd, in which the archbishop said the Pope and other Homan authorities were delighted with Governor Taft and with the course of the negotiations between him and the Vatican. The Vatican officials agree that Arch bishop Ireland clearly and happily set forth the true spirit of the Intercourse between the Vatican and the United States. According to information received by the Vatican, almost all the real estate belonging to Spanish friars in the Philippines was sold before American occupancy to a syndicate and corpor ations duly registered and legally rec ognised, beaded by Americans living in New York. It is alleged by the same authority that although the friars hold some shares In these corporations, they do not own controlling, interests. The Vatican is surprised at this in formation, in view of Governor Tuffs proposition to buy the friars’ lands, which apparently are no longer in their control. It is considered remarkable that Governor Taft, fresh from the Philippines, was not aware of the sit uation. Washington, Aug. B.—The War De partment has known for some time that, portions of the friar lands in the Philippines have been disposed of to companies, and all of the recent nego tiations conducted by Secretary Root have carefully taken into account any contingencies which might arise through these transfers. The facts were fully communicated to the gov ernment here by Governor Taft. Having in mind this information that the friars had sold portions of their lands to companies. Secretary Root said in his last dispatch of instruction to Governor Tuft at Rome that in case of a successful close of the negotiations, lists must he furnished not only of the land, hut also of titles, which had beeu merged in the stock of corporations, and the amount of stock held by the re ligious order. LABOR DAY PROCLAMATION. Issued for the First Time in Colorado by Governor Orman. Denver. Aug. B.—Gov. James B. Or man yesterday issued tlio first Labor Day proclamation that has ever been issued In the state of Colorado. In it be names the first Monduy in Septem ber as I<abor Day and suggests that all citizens of the state celebrate the day in a fitting manner. The proclamation follows: “In accordance with the provisions of the statutes of the state of Colorado designating the first Monday in Sep tember of each year ‘Labor Day* ami declaring the same to be a holiday’ in all respects similar to other holidays. It becomes my duty as well us my pleasure to call attention to the same and to suggest to all the eutire cessa tion from labor on that day throughout the state. "The industrial enterprises of the state of Colorado have not during the year witnessed the slightest interfer ence with the growth and progress from any source. To the men who toll must be given the greatest measure of praise for this progressive state of affairs. Let us then, in recognition of the dignity of labor, set aside Monday, September 1. 1902, as a day of abso lute rest, observing the day by such forms of recreation as ure suited to the conditions of our progressive and prosperous people. "Given under my hand and the exec utive seal this 7tli day of August, A. D. 1902. JAMES B. OKMAN, “Governor.” REPUBLICAN CONVENTION. Called to Meet in Denver on the Fourth of September. Denver, August B.—The Republican state central committee yesterday called the state convention u> meet September 4th. in Denver, and empow ered the executive committee to change this date should a suitable hall for the convention be unavailable for the time selected. A new apportionment was adopted, providing for 087 delegates, and prom ising to bring togother a larger and more representative meeting of Repub licans than has occurred in the history oi tlie party in Colorado. It will con tain forty more delegates than will the Democratic stnte convention, to be held on the preceding day. The number of delegates usuaily contained in state conventions of each of the greater parties heretofore has been about 700. It was the tlrst convention called by State Chairman D. B. Fairley of Colo rado Springs, and there were many new faces among the committeemen present. Many members sent tele grams, explaining they were unable to arrive on account of railroad traffic having been interrupted by rainstorms, this obstacle to full attendance having l»eea especially noticeable in the ab sence of the southern and western slope representatives. Fences Must Come Down. Denver, Aug. B.—A. F. I*eacli, special agent of the general land office at Washington, who is now in Denver, says that fences around government land must now come down and stay down. To a reporter he said: "The government made the order some time ago and on the first of the year emphasized it, but recent instruc tions have been given which make it imperative that the fences shall come down. The government lias the power to impose a line of SIOO on any person who fences in government land, but there has never been an attempt made to enforce this. Now. however, if the fences do not come down we will en force this provision. This state has a great deal of government land fenced In and it will take some time to be sure that these fences are all down. I fhnve a list of thirty persons in the southern part of the state who have on kin average of 10,000 acres of govern ment land fenced in.” COLORADO BRIEFS. Denver baseball magnates assert that Pueblo will be lu the Western League next j'ear. The first crate of Rock Ford canta loupes this season appeared on the Denver market August sth. A Rocky Ford couple have given up the Idea of a runaway marriage be cause this Js the cantaloupe season. The lawyers of Ouray beat the doc tors and druggists in a baseball game on the 7th Inst, by a score of 25 to 10. The Joint ticket agencies at Denver, Colorado Springs and Pueblo estimate there are 27.000 tourists now In the state. About 100 members of the Tennessee Press Association will arrive in Den ver, August 14th and make a trip into the mountains. The Hotel Ryan, at Gilman, and the office of the Gilinau Water Company were burned August 7th. There wus no Insurance. The Colorado Fuel and Iron Com pany’s power house at the Crested Butte mine was burned on the morn ing of August 3rd. J. Wallace Gunn has resigned tin* pas torate of St. Paul's Episcopal church at Florence, and on September Ist will take up W'ork in the city of Ouray. On August 14th 1.500 tickets were stamped at the Colorado Springs offices of the Western Passenger Association. The previous record for a day was 1,000. Secretary of State Mills is already preparing certificates of election and also blanks for the submission of the constitutional amendments at the com ing fall election. Great preparations are being made for Watermelon Day at Rocky Ford September 4th. Arrangements have already been made for eight special trains on the Santa Fe. The Normal Institute of the Fifth district began a two weeks’ session at Colorado Springs. August 4th. The district embraces Teller. Douglus. El Paso and Elbert counties. The forest tiro at Allen’s park ha* been extinguished. Appraised 11. A. Wells and nlue men. assisted by tbe weather, put out the flames. The method used was Imck-tlring. William Coyne, wlio died at Helena. Montana, u few days ago. was one of the first printers on the Rocky Moun tain News in Deliver when the paper was founded by William N. Byers. Willard L. Ames, formerly assessor of Arapahoe county, died at Denver on the Uth Inst, from appendicitis. As assessor Mr. Ames made a state repu tation for fearlessness and efficiency. Willie Colorado Fuel and Iron offi cials were debating the propriety or shutting down their coking plant for , want of water, word was received that the employes were drowned out and had to fly for their lives. Gram Upton of Hygiene, aged about thirty-five, who was declared iusuue in Boulder county and taken to Dr. Work’s private asylum at Pueblo. Sun day, died there August 4th. He leave* a wife and two small children. ’ It Js estimated that the recent •storms In the southern part of the state have damaged the railroads to the extent of $150,000; the Rio. Grande loss ap proximating sloo,ooo* that of the San ta Fe $38,000, and that of the Midluud $12,000. I A village improvement society lius > been organized at Glen Park and Pal mer Special attention will be • given to preserving the natural beau ties of the two resorts and prizes will be awarded for the most attractive premises. Brooding over the death of her adopted son. who was murdered by an unknown man on the plains south of Durango last September. Mrs. I<aura K. Elirenfeld of Colorado Springs has become insane and was ordered to be sent to the Woodcraft sanatorium at Pueblo. As a dance was In progress at Bai ley, Platte canon, ou the night of Au gust 2nd. u meteor was discovered about 1 o’clock In the eastern part of the sky. It was like one grand Illu mination aud the rare beauty of the scene stopped the dancing until it had passed. In deference to the difficulties that teuderfeet have in pronouncing names derived from the Spanish, the Santa Fe railway has ordered that. In all its signs and advertising the word "can on” shall be spelled "canyon.” As for instance, Canyon City, Cheyenne Can yon, etc. Appraisers Toombs and Jamison are preparing a contour map of the San ([ Jjuls valley, showing the agricultural sections of the valley and irrigation and drainage conditions. They have recently completed a full .Investigation of the valley with respect to these matters and the map will be a valua ble addition to such records. Terseto Chaves, a Mexican sheep herder in the employ of Felix Chart's, a large owner of sheep in Saguache couuty, was shot and killed August 2nd by David Tucker, a cowboy em ployed os a range rider by Clark Bros. The shooting was done at the Sa guache big park east of Saguache. Tucker surrendered himself to the au thorities. Jasper D. Ward, for many years prominent in public affairs In Illinois ami Colorado, died at Denver August Oth at the age of seventy-throe years. Mr. Ward was appointed district attor ney for the northern district of Illinois by President Grant, and also served one term in Congress and several years In the Illinois state Senate. He was Judge of the District Court at Lead ville at the time of Governor Pitkin's administration. Wednesday. August Oth. was Wom an’s Day at the Colorado Chautauqua In Boulder. Among the speakers were Mrs. Mary Davis Moore of New York. Mrs. Mary L. Carr of Ismgmont, for mer president of the Woman’s Relief Corps of the Department of Colorado and Wyoming: Mrs. Charles F. Mills paugh of Chicago, Mrs. Helen L. Gren fell of Denver, state superintendent of schools; Mrs. J. St. P. Ruffin of Bos ton, Mrs. Mary C. C. Bradford of Den- vor. Mrs. T. M. Harding of Canon W City, Mrs. J. D. Whitmore of Denver, and Mrs. Virginia M. McClurg of Col orado Springs.