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LAMAR, • • - COLORADO, The empty coal hod makes the ■whole world kin. A New York man was killed by the scratch of a kitten. Don’t fool with the cat. Andrew Carnegie Is in New York. Now, Mr. Frick, get ready for the Bcmi-wlnd-up. Observe the promotion of Wu Tlng- Cang and never make fun of the man who asks questions. May Yoho and “Putty” Strong reached home in time to flavor up the holiday season. If the fool-killer ever arrives for business the life Insurance companies will go broke in a day. Oil has been discovered In Africa. That continent may now prepare to get itself connected with us by pipe lino A mtfe a minute is pretty fast, but some of the flying machine inventors have beaten even that —on the way down. In Oom Paul Kruger’s oath of alle giance to Clreat Britain theit> may be interpolated u few Africander swear words. New ways of prolonging life are discovered and announced almost every day, but Death hasn’t found it out yet. A distinguished German physician “has discovered that there are 10,000 microbes In one p&und of dried fruit.’’ Is that all? When a woman has had nine chil dren she begins to have suspicions about some of the beautiful passages in lovo stories. A Western paper grumbles over "the shortage of women in the far West.’’ Well, is there a superfluity of them anywhere? It never seems to bother Mr. Gates when he loses a million or so. Per haps ho would fret more if he had earned the money. Two Frenchmen who were going to fight a duel have decided to settle their affair by arbitration. Perhaps they think that will be more danger* ous. The Indianapolis ghouls are hardly in it with the Massachusetts under taker who burled a man without a coffin, and tnen charged the widow for cne. The next Vanderbilt wedding will take place during the coming winter, the exact date to be announced as soon as Mrs. Nation shull have left the country. Save what you can spare of your in come, instead of spending It foolishly, and some day when other people are eating prunes you may be In a position to eat strawberries. Now that the sultan of Morocco has nailed the heads of twenty rebellious subjects to the gates of Fez It is probable that all his surviving sub jects love him very much. A man has defined happiness as be ing known by everybody and knowing everybody, and being invited every where and going nowhere. But he never found a woman to agree with him. President Hill says Noah formed the first trust, but he fails to mention that this ancient navigator’s ship com bine finally rested on a rock where it could be of no use as a means of transport. John L. Sullivan has passed through the bankruptcy court and is now at liberty to express his opinion of cred itors in a stylo that is more remark able for its originality and force than for its purity. Now that a Paris chemist has made with the blowpipe artificial rubles that are said to be equal to the real ar ticle, the expression “more precious than rubies” will lose something of its old-time force. Lewis Nixon believes in giving his men more wages and shorter hours in stead of libraries, etc. Such a policy, if generally followed, would enable workmen to furnish their own librar ies, and a few other things. As long as women novelists are privileged to wear ball gowns when they have their pictures taken for reproduction by the half-tone process, what chance of winning public atten tion has the mere man novelist? Judge Gaynor of New York has an nounced the legal proposition that every man's dog is entitled to one bite and every man’s horse to one kick. The mule, of course, cannot be limited. Sitting Bull’s son is working as n section hand on a western railroad. Can it be doubted any longer that re publics are ungrateful to their princes? So many statesmen are carrying challenges back and forth In Paris that the French Chamber of Deputies cannot secure a working quorum. BANK OF SILVERTON CLOSED AND PRESIDENT MISSING Denver, Jan. 3. —A News special from Silverton last night says: “J. H. Robin Ih missing and the bank is closed.” A. H. Mundee, cashier of the Bank of Silverton. pasted this no tice on the door of the bank this morn ing. The Bank of Silverton. of which J. H. Robin is president and A. H. Mundee, cashier, closed its doors this morning under circumstances peculiar and distressing. Liabilities are report ed at $300,000, assets unknown. The town was thrown Into intense excite ment and soon a crowd surrounded the bank and requested that Cashier Mun dee refund their money, threatening vengeance in many ways. Cashier Mundee made the following statement: "Since last evening about 7 o’clock Mr. Robin has not been seen and as Ills apartments have not been occupied and no trace can be found of him his action caused me to think he has be come deranged or has probably com mitted suicide. 1 hope neither is a fact, but owing to his Htrange actions the past, week and my position in the bank I closed the doors, awaiting de velopments ’’ Mr. Mundee Is exonerated from any knowledge of any possible dishonesty by the creditors. At his request a meeting of the creditors present is be ing held for the purpose of appointing a committee of three to examine the books and count the money in the vault, which Mr. Mundee states was not disturbed to his knowledge when he opened the bank this morning. Mrs. Nellie Tully Cunningham., MISSISSIPPI POSTOFFICE IS CLOSED BY RACE PREJUDICE Washington, Jan. 3.—The feature of the Cabinet meeting yesterday was the decision to close permanently the post office at Indianolu, Mississippi, from which the postmaster. Minnie M. Cox. (colored), resigned under compulsion a few days ago, since which time the of fice has been closed. The bondsmen have brought the matter to the atten tion of the authorities here with the view to being relieved of the responsi bility of the accumulated mail. Secretary Cortelyou, for the Presi dent, made public the following: "The postmaster at Indianola. Mis sissippi, is Mrs,. Minnie W. Cox, a colored woman. She served three years as postmaster under President Har rison. When President McKinley came in she was again appointed in 1897, nearly six years ago. Her character and standing in the community are en dorsed by the best and most reputable people in the town. "Among those on her bond is the present Democratic state senator from the district, together with the leading banker of Indianola and an ex-state senator from the district, also a Dem ocrat. The postmaster and her hus band own from SIO,OOO to $15,000 worth of property In Sunflower county. The reports of postofflee Inspectors who have investigated the office from time to time show that she hav. given the utmost satisfaction to all patrons of the office. She at all times was court eous, faithful, competent and honest In the discharge of her duty. Her moral standing in the community is of the highest; her reputation is of the best; few offices of this grade in any state are conducted better. EDISON MAKES PREDICTIONS New York. Jan. 3. —Thomas A. Edi son. the great inventor and “Wizard of Menlo Park." in a statement made New Year’s Day. said the coming year would practically annihilate space and time so far as communication between the people of the earth was concerned. The horse as a beast of truffle would disappear; the steam locomotive would be a back number, while wdreless tel egraphy would be a success. In addi tion to all this, medicine would give way to surgery and diet, if not during the year, at least in a comparatively short time. His new year prediction was full of promise for the scientists and the people. "I look for a wonderful year,” said the wizard, as he surveyed his sur roundings. “There is more activity in science than there has ever been before —more men are working on big pro jects, and great discoveries would only be natural. “I expect to see electricity supplant steam as a motive power. In fifteen years electricity will be the railway mo tive power—l9o3 will advance it in that direction. "For myself, my storage battery, on which I have worked for four years, will be put on the market in January. It solves the traction problem, and its introduction means that the horse will have to go. "The wireless telegraph I assuredly expect to see perfected for commercial purposes —if not fully so in 1903, at. least far advanced toward that end. "I expect to give up practical inven tion for two years. I am going to ex periment-going to delve in some prob lems that 1 have put by for an idle time —and for once I am going to work without having the production of a commercial commodity in view. 1 am going into the by-ways of science.” Airships Will Be Kite-Shaped. New York, Jan. 3. —William A. Eddy, who is well known in connec tion with kite flying investigations, has successfully experimented, says a dispatch from Bayonne, New Jersey, to the World, with an aeroplane simi lar to the one with which Alexander Graham Bell recently made the discov ery that led him to announce that the flying machine of the future would be of this type. county treasurer, had $7,000 on deposit, but secured by the American Trust Company of Denver. There are at least 1,000 small creditors having from SIOO to 1,000 on deposit. It Is the opin ion of the heaviest creditors who are best informed that the assets will more than cover all liabilities in case Presi dent Robin lias absconded. Robin car ried some SOO,OOO or $70,000 life Insur ance in favor of his wife, who is vice president of the bank. This will be come available in case of suicide. Mr. Robin is a heavy stockholder in the lowa-Tiger mine here and principal stockholder in the Camp Bird Exten sion mine in Ouray county, besides many other profitable enterprises in this part of the state. The Silverton Bank is a private cor poration, with .1. H. Robin as presi dent; Mrs. J. H. Robin, vice president, and A. H. Mundee, cashier. It has been doing a bunking business here for the past ten years. The catastrophe will not cripple any of the business firms or cause the suspension of any work or the closing of any mines, but will work a hardship upon the many small creditors, such as miners and mechan ics, who are now idle awaiting the opening of work in the spring. This is the second failure of this bank. It was forced to close its doors during the panic of 1892. but friends of the management and Mr. Robin's luck in striking ore in the lowa-Tiger a few days after the closing occurred pulled him through and ever since it has been considered very substantial. “The postmaster recently forwarded resignation, to tuke effect January Ist. but the report of inspectors and in formation received from various rep utable white citizens of the neighbor hood show that the resignation was forced by a brutal ami lawless element, purely upon the ground of her color, and was obtained under terror of threats. The mayor of the town and the sheriff of the county both told the postofllce Inspector that if she refused to resign they could not be answerable for her safety, but. at the same time, not a word was said against her. "January Ist the bondsmen of the postmaster telegraphed the postofllce was closed; that the postmaster claimed that her resignation was in the President’s hands to take effect January Ist and that there had been no advice of the appointment of her successor. The telegram closed with the statement: *’ 'Prompt action by the President necessary for the relief of business in terests, which are being injured, solely by the action of the lawless clement of the town is wholly secondary to, the preservation of law and order and’the assertion of the fundamental princi ple that the government will not con nive with or tolerate wrong and out rage of such flagrant character.* "By direction of the President the following was sent to- the bondsmen: " ‘The postmaster's resignation has been received but not accepted. In view of the facts the postofllce at Indianola is closed. All mail for that place will be forwarded to Greenville. The case will be referred to the attorney gen eral.’ ” THOUSANDS WILL SEE COLORADO Denver, Jan. 3.—Though July !»th Is the date set for the opening of the Na tional Christian Endeavor Convention in Denver there was great enthusiasm at the first, preliminary meeting, which was held Thursday night at the Cent tral Christian Church. The church was decorated with red and white hunting and placards of the coming convention were hung about. Though there was a short musical program, the object of the meeting was to arouse the interest of the Denver branch of the society in the preparations which are now well under way for the coming convention. C. E. Eberman, field secretary of the National Society, was the principal speaker of the evening. He said that the coming year should be one of pros perity in Denver because the eyes of the Christian world would be centered upon it. He expected a great spiritual upheaval in this city. In speaking of the growth of the society Mr. Eberman said: **l wish I could take with me some of the pessimists who think that the Christian Endeavor has seen its best days.” F. E. Clark, president of the United Societies of Christian Endeavor, has predicted that the convention will be attended by at least 25,000 delegates. The finance committee expects to raise $15,000 for an entertainment fund. A committee on arrangements is now looking about for a site for pitching the tents In which the meetings are to be held. Murder Mystery in Denver. Denver, Jan. 3.—Either a shocking hoax has been perpetrated or the body of a baby was burned to ashes In | the boilerroom of the Brown Palace | hotel on the night of last December 16th. W. C. Hughes of No. 2127 Stout street, helper to one of the firemen at the hotel, who was arrested yester day afternoon, told the police that at 10:30 o'clock on the night of Decem ber 16th two men placed a package in one of the furnaces in the boiler room. while he was there alone. Fif teen minutes later, he said, he opened the door of the furnace and saw lying on its back on the coals, near the mouth of the furnace, the body of a baby. The men had laughingly told him that the package contained a lit tle girl's body, but 1 o had supposed then they were joking. He told the occurrence to the two j firemen who came on duty at 11 i o’clock. They say that they saw the I body only partly burned, lying just ! inside the furnace door. * * SHORT TELEGRAMS. The cab drivers’ strike in St. Louis has led to the use of trolley cars at many funerals. A severe earthquake shock was ex perienced at Syracuse. Sicily, on the night of December 27th. The Maine cattle commission has is sued a statement that the state is free from the foot and mouth disease. There are 444,407 depositors in the Connecticut savings hanks and the amount of their, deposits is $203,522,- 225. The new battleship Maine has been placed in commission at the League Island navy yard. Her full comple ment of men will he 550. Contracts have been made for 200,000 tons of coal for shipment from English, Scotch and Welsh ports to eastern ports of the United States. Andrew Carnegie has given a $25,000 library to the mountain branch of the' National Soldiers’ Home at Johnson City, Tennessee, which is to be opened April 1st. The Red Cross Society is sending representatives to Andijan, Russian Asia, to organize relief for the earth quake sufferers and has contributed $17,500 to the relief fund. Berlin papers say that Prince Henry of Prussia is coming to the United States in 1904 to visit the St. Louis Exposition and unveil the veterans’ monument in Philadelphia. The Michigan Sugar Manufacturers’ Association has adopted resolutions protesting against the ratification of any treaty with Cuba which reduces the present tariff on sugar. Count Tolstoi has sent a personal appeal asking the papers, in view of his advanced age and illness, not to publish any further reports of his con dition, as they cause him pain. The government has purchased four more buffalo from a private herd in Idaho for stocking the Yellowstone Na tional Park. The herd in the park now numbers about forty-five. The Rome Tribuna says that the Pope lias ordered the Archbishop of Manila to excommunicate all persons who endeavor to promote the creation of a national church in the Philippines. Gen. Leonard Wood has accepted an invitation of the Kansas Day Club to respond to a toast at the banquet Jan uary 29th. General Funston and Ga lusha Grow will also probably be pres ent. It is rumored that the Intercollegiate football rules committee is likely to take some action that will abolish mass plays, which are strongly objected to by college authorities us brutal and dangerous. A report comes from St. Petersburg that a story is current there to the efTect that the Czar was induced to call The Hague peace conference by reason of advice received at a spiritual istic seance. At a meeting in Brussels of the In ternational Socialist Bureau resolutions were passed in relation to the possible results of the economic war with which it is claimed the United States are threatening Europe. Employes of the Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburg railroad have been granted a seven per cent, increase In wages, ef fective December 1st. The company employs about 12,000 men, almost all of whom will benefit by the raise. General Davis at Manila cables that Capt. Robert McGregor, engineer corps, died December 23d of dbute ap pendicitis. Captain McGregor was a native of Michigan and was graduated at the military academy in June, 1889. President Roosevelt sent a private telegram to Lord Minto, governor gen eral of Canada, conveying best wishes for the New Year to him and Lady Minto and expressing "earnest hope for the welfare and prosperity of Can ada.” Marconi has for some time been sending two or three messages daily by wireless telegraphy from Glace Bay, Nova Scotia to Cornwall, England. Some of these dispatches are lengthy. One was directed to ex-Empress Eu genie. William Waldorf Astor has given $250,000 to build a new out-patient de partment for the hospital for sick chil dren in Great Ormond street, London, It will be dedicated to the memory of his daughter Gwendoline, who died re cently. Five hundred million dollars in gold is the amount of American capital in vested In Mexico by 1,117 American companies, firms and Individuals, ac cording to estimates carefully prepared by Consul General A. D. Barlow at Mexico City. The Lackawanna Steel Company of Buffalo, New York, the largest Inde pendent steel manufacturing concern in the world, recently received Its first consignment of ores. The Lackawan na company has a capital stock of $40,- 000,000 and will employ 15,000 men. Nate Salsbury. one of the country’s best known showmen, principal owner of “Buffalo Bill’s” Wild West Show, and a heavy stockholder in the Barnum & Bailey Company, died at Long Branch New Jersey on December 24th, after a week’s sickness, of stomach trouble. Dr. Frederick L. Brady, who was a member of Roosevelt’s Rough Riders in the Spanish-American war, died in i New York City December 26th. He j w’as in the engagement at Las Ouasl mas, the battle of San Juan hill and at Santiago, making an honorable record. The new People's Undenominational church at St. Paul, Minnesota, built at a cost of $100,000, to replace the one burned a year ago, was opened Sunday, December 28th. Its decora tions pay tribute to the great found ers of the principal religions of the world. Governor Taft's energetic expedi tions looking to the suppression of la dronism have produced unusual activ ity in this direction. Numerous mu nicipal presidents in the provinces of Cavite and Rizal are assisting the na tive constabulary in running down the bandits. Recent gifts of lands on Woodbridgo Heights, near New Haven, Connecticut, have ins *»d the building of a tubercifc losis hosp. Jil there. Connecticut phy sicians believe that the climate and surroundings will prove beneficial to consumptives and obviate the necessity . of their removing to other states. j SUICIDE OF PRESIDENT ROBIN OF THE BANK OF SILVERTON Denver, Jan. 4. —A Republican spe cial from Silverton yesterday says: At 7 o'clock this morning the body of James H. Robin, president of the Bank of Silverton. was discovered by the train crew of the early freight from Durango, when it stopped lor wa ter at the tank, three miles south of Silverton. It was lying on the bank not far from the track, with a bullet hole in the temple. A .41-caliber re volver, the property of Cashier Mun dee of the bank, which had been missed since Mr. Robin disappeared Thursday night, was still clutched in the right hand. The train crew came to Silverton and notiiied Acting Coroner W. D. Watson, who brought the body here and held an inquest. The jury re turned a verdict that Mr. Robin com mitted suicide. B. B. Galvin, the bank cashier who represented depositors in an examina tion of the books of the bank of Silver ton, as well as Cashier and Secretary Mundee, announced to-night that de positors will be paid dollar for dollar. Deposits amount to approximately $1(50,000. and of this amount, it is an nounced. eighty per cent, can be paid on demand from the cash available. It is expected that a receiver will be appointed and the bank reopened im mediately. REPORT FROM GOVERNOR TAFT Washington. Jan. s.—The annual re port of the Philippine commission and a separate report by Gov. W. H. Taft, made public at the War Department to day. gives a review of the results dur ing the year of the work of the commis sion and contains recommendations for legislative action by Congress deemed essential to the welfare of the islands. The Moros, he says, do not under stand popular government and do not desire it. preferring control by the dat tos. "Possibly far in the future,” he says, "control by the dattos may cease. For the present, however, it is necessary only to provide a strong but sympathetic government for these fol lowers of Mohammed.” Governor Taft tells of the conditions that have made the islands purchase about $15,000,000 of food and of the ef fects war has had upon agriculture, al most the only source of wealth In the islands. The greatest blow to agricul ture, he says, is the destruction of about ninety per cent, of water bufTalo, on which the cultivation of rice is al most wholly dependent. After speaking of the ravages of Asiatic cholera, Gov ernor Taft says: "The bane of Philippine civilization in the past was ladronism and the pres ent conditions are most favorable for its growth and maintenance. It is not certain whether In the depressed state of agriculture with the temptations to ladronism, that the constabulary will be able without the assistance of the military to stamp it out.” Since the civil government was com pletely established in the Philippine provinces throughout the archipelago in July of last year, the governor says an American soldier has not been called on once to fire a gun. the country hav ing been policed by the constabulary, a force of five or six thousand men. "It may be.” says Governor Taft, "that as the conditions grow worse, for they are likely to do bo before they grow better, it will be necessary in a province like Cavite, where ladronism seems inbred in the people, to proclaim martial law and even to call in the mil itary finally to suppress it, but it is still hoped that this may be avoided." The ladrones of Iloilo are character ized as an organized band of ' cattle thieves. They are being rapidly stamped out. Governor Taft says that unless water bufTalo can be replaced or other methods of agriculture substituted which will prevent these animals being indispensable hereafter, the future for several years has a gloomy outlook. Denver University Fund. Denver. Jan. 5. —Eastern dispatches in regard to the great Methodist $20,- 000,000 jubilee fund having led many to suppose that the University of Den ver is about to receive a special dona tion from that fund. Bishop Warren • has published the following letter: , “For the sake of perfect clarity of statement permit me a word concern ing the dispatch from Springfield, Massachusetts, in reference to the $20,000,000 thank offering fund and its relation to the University of Denver. There is no general fund to bo dis tributed, but each institution has gone in to collect what it could for itself. “The University of Denver owed, a year ago, $150,000. To entirely relieve it of that incubus Mrs. Warren offered to give $25,000 (not $75,000) and I of fered to give $5,000 and raise $30,000 outside of Colorado. This money has been waiting a long time for all Colo rndo to pay the remaining SIIO,OOO. Twenty-two thousand is yet lacking to make up the amount. It is confidently expected that the friends of education will soon make a red letter day for the university, by issuing a proclama tion of its emancipation from that debt. HENRY W. WARREN." Venezuelan Revolution Dangerous. Willemstad. Jan. s.—The forces of the revolutionists are advancing in three columns on General Castro's army. At La Guayra there is already much suffering and hunger and those who can are fleeing before the ad vance guard of the rebellion. A desperate fight which occurred last night within eight miles of the city of Caracas resulted favorably to the revolutionists. They are cutting all telegraph lines, tearing up railroad tracks and are hourly expected in the immediate neighborhood of the city. A condition of extreme panic pre vails among those who have hereto fore believed that Castro was invinc ible. A committee of the most promi nent citizens has gone to President Castro and made representations to Jiim of how hopelessly untenable is his position, but he insists on holding pn until his forces are defeated in a decisive battle. I The only opinion entertained to night is that Mr. Robin was insane. Cause for his derangement is not ap parent, unless it he ascribed to worry over expenses of the past year, with reduction of income, and as a climax, failure to carry out the financial scheme to which he had devoted his whole energy. The venture in which Mr. Robin was wrapped up was the development and sale of his Silver Ledge mine to the Guggenheim syndicate. During the past year Mr. Robin had spent $70,000, practically all his available cash, in the erection of a mill and extensive de velopment of the Silver Ledge, which he counted his largest asset. His plan was to make a great showing and ef fect a sale to the Guggenheims. Till* transfer was thought to have been ar ranged. when the prospective purchas ers sent an engineer to make a final report. This is said to have been ad verse and negotiations were terminat ed. The Silver Ledge mill began opera tions to-day upon the vast ore reserves of the mine. The mill cost $40,000 and it is estimated that the ore in sight is sufficient to keep it running for years. Conservative mining men rate the property as the most valuable asset of the Robin estate. Though the profit will not be large, it is considered a sure money maker. DEMOCRATS PLAN TO RETALIATE Denver, Jan. 4.—The following res olution was unanimously adopted lust night by the Democratic state central committee: Be it unanimously resolved, by the Democratic state central committee of the state of Colorado, that it is the duty of the Democratic party and of its senators and representatives to re sort to all means within their power, and to utilize all the authority given by the constitution and the laws, to neutralize and defeat the pending Re publican conspiracy to overthrow the Democratic majority on joint ballot in the Fourteenth General Assembly. Resolved further, that inasmuch as the said majority cannot be over thrown save by the arbitrary exercise of the right to unseat members of the House of Representatives, it is our opinion that it is the right and duty of the Senate to utilize the same con stitutional right and authority to re store the equilibrium. Resolved further, that a standing committee of ten be appointed by this committee to represent and act for it in conjunction with our senators and representatives, at all times, hereby clothing it with all the power and au thority of the committee in the prem ises. Resolved further, that said commit tee be authorized to prepare and pub lish in the name of the central com mittee an address to the people of this state, giving the reasons and causes for our said action. Resolved further, that all Democratic senators and representatives be re quested to meet and appoint a special committee to act with our said special committee, with all convenient speed, to determine if possible upon some general course of action. Powers Demand Pound of Flesh. Pekin, Jan. s.—The signatories of the Chinese peace protocol, except the United States, have consulted their re spective governments and practically have decided to, identically notify China that her failure to fulfill the ob ligations provided for by the protocol will entail grave consequences. A strong sentiment exists in favor of a compromise if China will admit that the protocol demands the pay ment of the indemnity on a gold basis, and confines her arguments to the hardships resulting from the increase of the debt by nearly twenty per cent, since the signing of the protocol, through the depreciation in the value of silver and the probable further de crease from the expected adoption of the gold standard in the Philippines and in the Straits Settlements. But the powers refuse to waive the plain interpretation of the protocol. The danger exists that if China main -1 tains her position, some of the powers may demand territory or other con cessions for compensation. Catholics Must Use the Courts. Manila, Jan. 5. —Solicitor General Arenota, in a written opinion, sustains Governor Taft’s contention that he is not in a position to intervene regard ing the possession of Roman Catholic property seized by Independent Cath olics, and that the courts must settle the question. The adherents of the independent Catholic church have seized several churches and convents, and in some instances native parish priests have seceded, continuing in possession of the churches and have defied the new pastors appointed by the Roman Cath olic authorities. Archbishop Guidi. papal delegate, has formally requested Governor Taft to dispossess the inde pendent Catholics and restore the Ro man Catholics, and to use the con stabulary in so doing, if necessary. But the governor has declined to do so, holding that such action is beyond the powers of the executive. He also advised an appeal to the courts and cabled the facts to Secretary Root, who sustained him. Would Improve Leadville Hatchery. Washington, Jan. 4.—Superintend ent Bowers, of the United States fish commission, has submitted an esti mate for inclusion in the sundry civil bill of the amount desired for complet ing and improving the fish cultural station at Leadville. It is proposed to erect new buildings and make new por.*;, install heating apparatus and make general improvements to the station. Five thousand dollars is rec ommended. Chinese Uprisings Spreading. Shanghai, Jan. s.—The disturbances in the interior of China are spread ing. Five thousand troops have been sent to suppress the disorders in the province of Che Kiang.