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NEWS FROM WASHINGTON
The House has passed the bill ap propriating 147.000 in aid of the Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition to be held in Portland, Oregon, in 1905. The Senate public lands committee made a favorable‘report upon the bill which has passed the House to donate 120 acres of land to the Beecher Island Battle Memorial Association. The general deficiency bill reported to the House contains items of $2,000 each for Robert W. Bonynge and John F. Shafroth to reimburse them for ex penses incurred in their recent contest. The House adopted an amendment to the postofflce appropriation bill pro hibiting the postmaster general from refusing to establish rural free deliv ery routes on account of the condition of the roads. Congress has been invited to attend the opening of the Louisiana Purchase Expo % ion on Saturday. April 30th. The invitation, signed by President Francis, was laid before the Senate by President Pro Tern. Frye. The Senate committee on public lands has agreed to postpone until the next session of Congress the bill to transfer control of the forest reserves from the Interior Department to the forestry di vision of the Agricultural Department. The Senate committee on foreign re lations authorized a favorable report of the House joint resolution relating Othe exemption of all private proper at sea, not contraband of war, from capture by belligerent powers. Upon the request of Mr. Fairbanks, the Senate ordered the printing of the late President McKinley’s last speech nt Buffalo as a public document. In presenting the request Mr. Fairbanks stated that there are many inquiries for the address. The House committee on Indian af fairs has reported favorably the Mon dell bill providing for the opening of the Shoshone Indian reservation in Wyoming, with an amendment provid ing that the concurrence of three fourths of the Indians must be se cured. Senator Patterson proposed an amendment to the sundry civil bill for the purpose of making an amendment to the Chinese exclusion act. He pro poses striking out of the first section of the act the words "So far as the eame are not inconsistent with treaty obligations.” Commissioner Richards of the Gen eral Land Office has instructed the land officials of the Santa Fe land district to withdraw from settlement twelve town ships of land for investigation, with a view to establishing a reservation for the use of the Laguna and Ocona Pu eblo Indians. Representative Hogg of Colorado had a conference with GifTord Pinchot. for ester of the Department of Agriculture, in the course of which the latter as sured Mr. Hogg that he had recom mended to the secretary the reserva tion of certain lands in Rio Blanco county to the public domain. These )Q| been erroneously included in a for est reserve. Secretary Moody sent the following telegram to Rear Admiral Barker at Pensacola, commander-in-chlef of the North Atlantic fleet: "I learn with profound sorrow of the Irreparable lose to your fleet, the navy and the country of the faithful and gallant officers and men who met death while in the dis charge of their duties. Will you con vey to the fleet my deepest sympathy?” The reports of the General Land Of fice show that of the cases suspended for investigation by -special agents as the result of frauds under the timber and stone act in California. Oregon and Washington. 1.006 yere relieved from suspension during March. There were 6.959 patents issued • by the General Land Office during March. There were 90.820 public land cases pending in the land office April Ist. a reduction of 3,- 90S during the month. The Latimer good roads bill will be reported favorably by the Senate com mittee on agriculture early in the next session of Congress. It was decided to amend the bill by fixing at SIOO,OOO the minimum appropriation which each state shall receive first, the balance of the appropriation to be shared by each state in proportion to its population. Provision was made, however that no city shall be credited with more than SIO,OOO population. The President accompanied his check for SIOO with the following letter to Secretary Moody: “My Dear Mr. Sec retary—May I send through you this ( ( jr) ibutlon to be used for the depend ent kinsfolk of the enlisted men who have just been killed on board the Mis souri. Under the conditions of modern warfare in order efficiently to prepare for war risk must be run similar in kind though not to the degree of the risk run in battle, and these men have died for their country as much os if the ship had been in action against the enemy.” Commissioner Ware of the pension Bureau was before the subcommittee ol the appropriations committee which is preparing the general deficiency ap priatlon bill, asking for $1,500,000 to meet the amount required for pensions \:nder order No. 98. the old age pen sion order. The amount was to cover the expenditures up to July Ist. this year. The amount has been included in 'the bill, but the Democrats have given notice of a minority report and a con est over this item on the ground that to appropriate on account of this order will be an indorsement of the order. Mr. Bartholdt or Missquri. address ing the House, spoke of the fact that Thomas Jefferson had honored a ne gro with a formal invitation to dinner at his family table. The only reason that fact is not generally known, he said, was because nobody thought any thing of it and no one- saw fit to criti cise Mr. Jefferson for it. Mr. Bar tholdt said that if in the judgment of the Democrats President Roosevelt had made a mistake in inviting Mr. Wash ington to dine with him, then what Thomas Jefferson did must be an un pardonable social sini The Presi dent’s luncheon to Washington, he •ahCVvas a hurried, improvised affair. While in the case of Mr. Jefferson it was a well-arranged, well-prepared banquet. House Members Exonerated. The report of the special commit tee of the House appointed to investi gate the report from the Postoffice Department printed under the caption "Charges Concerning Members of Con gress," was made to the House on the 12th inst., by Chairman McCall. The report is signed by all seven members of the committee. The minority mein bers. however, append supplemental views. The important phase of the report is a finding regarding the connection of members with the business of the Postofflce Department. This finding is as follows: "After a careful consideration of all cases specified in the report numbered 1395 (the report of the Postofflce Com mittee on ’charges against members of Congress') so far as relate to pres ent members of the House of Represn tatives, which the committee assume to be out of their jurisdiction, they have unanimously reached the conclu sion that nothing has appeared in con nectlon with said cases that would justify the finding that any member of the House of Representatives has profited financially in the slightest de gree. or that any member was guilty of improper conduct in eonnf’etion therewith, or that any member has done in connection with any of said cases anything that did not appear to be within the line of his official duty according to long established customs. "Having reached this conclusion, the committee feel constrained to add that in their opinion it would be well to make as formal as may be and to restrain within the narrowest possible limits the action of members in con nection with postoffices and the de tails of other executive matters, and that the severance of members from work of that character would augment the efficiency of the House of Repre sentatives. “In conclusion the committee would direct attention to the fact that this inquiry has come upon the House sud denly and without any notice to its members. Their correspondence has been brought to the light with that department of the government with which their relations are most inti mate. In no instance is it likely that they expected the letters which they wrote would be published. .These let ters were written under a great va riety of circumstances, in haste, and some doubtless by the private secre tary of a member; some of them for mal and some of a personal nature. "It is to the credit of the member ship of the House that correspondence of this character thus collected to gether should contain so little of an unfavorable character. Undoubtedly there are letters which were careless ly written. The action in some cases was not well considered. The state ments found in some instances in some letters from the executive office, that what was done as a favor to the members might well have been re sented. But there is nothing in any of the cases considered that reflects upon the integrity of the membership of the House of Representatives.” The House committee on appropria tions has completed the general de ficiency appropriation bill, carrying a total of $10,388,744. The largest item in the bill is $4,000,000 for pensions. The minority report declares that there is no law on the statute books of the United States that warrants the $1,500.- 000 appropriation asked for by the com sioner of pensions to pay the deficiency caused by legislative order, and "we will move on the floor of the House to reduce the appropriation asked for pensions to the extent of $1,500,000 for that reason.” After the reading of Mr. Cleveland’s letter in the House, Mr. Scott of Kan sas had read the law of New York signed by Mr. Cleveland, while gover nor. providing for mixed schools. Al though Mr. Cleveland had denied this, he said it was easy for a man to forgot a matter of twenty years ago. He was willing to concede that the ex-Presl dent had forgotten about the law. He also referred to the denials of Mr. Cleveland of charges by Thomas Wat son of Georgia, that the ex-President had nominated a negro. Charles H. J. Taylor, as minister to a South African republic. Mr. Watson, he said, un doubtedly meant South American re public. as in 1893 Mr. Cleveland had nominated Taylor as minister to Bo livia. Senator Dillingham reported favora bly from the committee on immigration a bill to authorize the commissioner general to establish in connection with the immigration station at Ellis island, a bureau of information and display for furnishing information tc immi grants upon their arrival in this coun try, to aid them in determining where they should locate. This information to be furnished is to relate to the re sources of each state and territory, the character of the climate and soil, the price of land, the opportunities of em ployment, etc. Each state and terri tory is authorized to maintain at its own expense an agent to represent it at Ellis island. The agent will have access to all immigrants after they have been admitted, for the purpose of setting forth the advantages of the states or territories as places for set tlement. In Cabinet meetings and in confer ences directly between the executive and heads of departments, the whole subject of the status of the Chinese im migration question as it will be after the lapse of the existing treaty has been thoroughly digested, and it can be stated that the administration feels that it has ample warrant for continu ing to enforce the rigid provisions of the Chinese exclusion act regardless or the denunciation of the treatj. So far from opening the door to Chinese im migration, the lapse of the treaty will, it is said, actually render the entrance of Chinese into this country more dif ficult than while the treaty remained in force. This fact has been pointed out to the Chinese government by Mr. Con ger. who has not yet abandoned the ef fort to induce the Chinese to reconsid er their denunciation. It is positively stated that the exclusion laws will continue to be enforced after Decem ber next, whether the treaty expires or not. HABEAS CORPUS GRANTED FOR PRESIDENT MOYER Validity of Martial Law Will Be Test ed in Supreme Court of Colorado. Denver. April 16.—The Republican this morning says: The Supreme Court yesterday granted an original j writ of habeas corpus for Charles Moyer, president of the Western Fed eration of Miners, who is being held . by the military at Telluride. The writ. ! which is returnable next Thursday. April 21st. at 2 o’clock in the after noon, was sent to Sheriff Rutan at Telluride last night and service will undoubtedly be made on the respond ents, Adjutant General Sherman Bell and Captain Bulkeley Wells, to-night or to-morrow morning. The plans of the state authorities do not contemplate any effort to avoid service of the writ at this time. Moyer will be brought before the highest court of the state next Thursday and General Bell and Captain Wells will have him in their custody. An at tempt will probably be made by Moy er's attorneys. Richardson & Hawk ins. to have him released on bail dur ing the court procedure in this city, but this move will be vigorously com batted by the state. If bail should bo granted Moyer by the Supreme Court that would perhaps end the whole pro cedure. as the principal struggle of the state is his detention at this time. The matter of bail for Moyer is ex pected to be the principal issue in the contest Thursday. Both sides are anxious to have tho rights of the military passed upon by the Supreme Court. Attorney Rich ardson. who appeared in the proceed ings yesterday, stated that his side is ready for the contest. Attorney Gen eral Miller, who is acting for Governor Peabody and the state, said yesterday afternoon that he wanted tho entire matter thoroughly threshed out. and that the orders of the Supreme Court will he regarded as final, whatever their nature. "There will be no hitch in the pro ceedings,” said Attorney General Mil ler yesterday. “Moyer will be brought to Denver in military custody. We aim to keep him in military custody until the whole thing Is over with. Attor ney John M. Waldron, formerly of Pu ebio. has been employed by me to act as leading counsel for the case. I "A settlement by the Supreme Court at thiß time as to the rights of the governor to declare martial law. and the other problems which have been hanging in the air for so long will do more than any other thing possible to settle the strikes for all time. If the governor is sustained' his rights will no longer be matter for debate, con tention and strife, and we are now prepared for the test.” Change of Venue. Denver. April 16.—A Cripple Creek dispatch says that Judge Lewis, in the District Court Wednesday granted a change of venue in the damage suits which have been brought against Governor Peabody. Adjutant General Sherman Bell. F. J. Campbell, presi dent of the Vindicator company; Brigadier General John Chase. T. E. McClelland and others, by miners who were incarcerated in the bull-pen and county Jail during the so-called quali fied martial law. Three suits are brought by W. F. ,Davls. one by Sher man Parker, two by Charles G. Kenni son, one by W. F. Foster, one by Charles Adams, another by William Brown, and one by P. H. Mullaney, and also one by John M. Glover. The aggregate amount foots up sl,- 250,000. Sam D. Crump, representing the mine owners and the militia, made, a plea to have the cases tried in El Paso cqunty, and Frank J. Hangs made a vigorous protest. They will be tried at the next term of court at Castle Rock, Douglass county. Wyoming Water Phenomenon. Laramie. Wyo.. April 16 —A strange natural phenomenon occurred upon the John McCue dairy ranch, two miles north of this city, Thursday evening. Mr. McCue was busy feed ing his stock when he heard a strange roaring sound, which also brought his family running from the house. ing in the direction of the sound, they I saw a column of water spouting into the air four feet high or. a plot of va : cant ground. The column was the I size of a stovepipe, and it soon inun dated the land around it. | The place In which the water ap ; peared was dry and hard, and it is difficult to account for the spring. Tho Pioneer ditch runs about a half mile away, but has contained no water this winter, nor has the water been turned into it as yet this spring. The flow still continues, but with diminished force. Gallant Officer Killed. Manila, April 16.—Capt. David P. Wheeler and Corporal Percy Heyveit 1 of the Twenty-second infantry, while reconnoltering the Moro works along the Taraca river in the Lake district of the island of Mindanao, April 11, were stabbed in the abdomen. Captain Wheeler died at Marahaui April 13. Corporal Heyveit is fatally wounded. Captain Wheeler had a splendid fighting record, gained during his ser- # vice in the Philippines. He was en- ; gaged in the action resulting in the ! fall of Manila in 1898, and in the Fili l pino insurrection which occurred in j February. 1899. He fought at Tondo and Bulacan in 1899, and in the on l gagements of Sanisador, San Pablo. i Santo Tomas and Paceol in 1900. He i entered the academy at West Point in ' J 894 from Ohio and was commissioned as a captain in 1903. Very Cold in New York. Buffalo. N. Y.. April 16.—Following three of the coldest April days since the weather bureau was established a snowstorm of unusual severity for this time of year prevailed last night. By midnight five inches of snow had fallen and the storm had not abated. The fall of snow was accompanied by a slight rise in temperature. North Tonawanda was smothered under the snow. STATE CAPITAL NOTES The federal committee on public buildings undoubtedly will pay a visit to Den\*T soon. Congressman Bon vgne, in a letter to the Chamber of Commerce, said that all of the mem bers seemed to be in favor of coming to Denver. Just at present they ure busy with political questions, but he thought a time could soon be arranged. The committee has been invited to come to Denver for the purpose of planning the erection of a new post offlce building. For the first time in the history of the Colorado Penitentiary at Canon City th> registration of prisoners has reached 700, this number having been iecorded April 14th. Previous to the present administration of Warden Cleg horn the greatest number of convicts confined at any one time was 678. but singe tin- beginning of the spring term of the District Courts prisoners have been coming in at a rate considerably in excess of the discharges on expira tion of sentence and paroles Issued by the Board of Pardons. As a dozen or more men. now under sentence, are ex pected at the penitentiary within the next week or ten days, it is probable that th- enrollment will approximate 725 before the courts adjourn for the summer vacation. Word has been received from Wash ington ol the appointment of James H. Clarke <>i Denver as superintendept of the Pik< Peak group or forest reserves to succeed the late Henry Miehelsen. Mr. Clarke, who resides at 1923 Wewat ta. cr.ine to this city trom Canada, about thirty years ago with his par ents. He has been identified with local Republican politics for many years. The Pikes Peak group of reserves, or which Mr. Clarke has been appointed superintendent, includes the San Isabel. Plum Creek. South Platte and Pike's Peak reserves, which recently have been consolidated. Mr. Clarke was for two years an employe of the Board of Public Works, when W. B. Lowry was connected with the board, and he also served for two years in the Health De partment under Mayor McMurray. He was elected to the House of Representa tives in 1895 from this city. Ilia daughter was stenographer of the sec ond charter convention. That the kindergarten is at last gen erally recognized, at least in Colorado, as a necessary factor in the proper ed ucation of the child was proved with interesting clearness by an Inci dent in a Denver court room one after noon this week. In a case involving the custody of a child, the chairman of | the kindergarten committee of the school board was called to testify re garding the importance of the kinder garten in tne early education of a child. The Judge Interrupted the witness to inform tin* attorney who had called for this testimony that no opinions were required to prove such a iK)lut. a« he regarded it as beyond question. Where upon the opposing counsel ,reiterated the sentiment expressed by the Judge, saying that he was ready to admit the value of this form of child culture and that no further emphasis of the point was required. This hearty indorsement from a district Judge and two promi nent attorneys is ample proof that the kindergarten is no longer on the de fensive. but holds a position whose importance is better recognized than the university.—Denver News. Money Saved on State Printing. Commissioner of Printing W. A. Platt has made a report to Governor Peabody, covering the first quarter of the current year. The report demonstrates the wtminm of the last Legislature in putting one man in charge of the state printing. Previous to the last session which cre ated the office of the State Commis sioner of Printing the matter of making contracts for printing had been placed in the hands of a clerk in the Secretary of State’s office: but as a matter of fact the various departments did their own contracting. Tlie report states that during the year just ended the total expenses for printing have been $20,644.59. The books of the department show that the expenditures for the previous year. 1901-2. was $52,184.43, more than two and a half times as much. The reduc tion was partly due to the smaller amount of printing ordered by the de partments of state, and paitly to the smaller amounts paid for printing. A careful estimate of the cost of print ing for the last year at the rates paid during the previous year would have raised the amount from $20,644.50 to $37,7<»" In other words there has been a total saving of $31,500 during the new administration. $14,500 of *t due to the smaller amounts ordered by the departments, and $17,000 leakage on prices paid during the previous year. The total cost of printing for the bi ennial period, including the years 1901 and 19"2, was about $130,00". The to tai cost for the present biennial period, as nearly as can be estimated at tho present time, will be about SOO,OOO, considerably less than half the former cost. A portion of Mr. I’latt s report reads as follows: "If the amount paid for printing of House and Senate Journals. Session Laws, etc., be taken from the totals for the two years under comparison, the diff• rence is even more striking. In the year April, 1901-02 the cost of printing, aside from those items, was more than $40,000; in the year April. 1903-01 it is less than $13,500 —just about one-third. ••The excessive prices paid In pro vious years for printing were largely duo to the fact that so many articles of quit' common use were not speci fied in the contract. In some of these cases. I have been able to bring them under the present contract without un duly stretching its provisions, and In cases where articles ordered were clearly not within the contract. I have obtained bids and let the contract to the lowest bidder. In former years it was a general practice to order letter heads. blanks, circulars and the like, on a higher grade of paper than was specified in the contract, thus running up bills for extras. There Is a general disposition in all the departments now to avoid these extras and to keep down the cost of printing as low as possible. When the new contracts are let, next fall. I shall see to it that they are made a specific as possible, and that all articles of common use are brought within their terms. DENVER TICKET DEMOCRATIC CITY NOMINATIONS Robert W. Speer for Mayor.—No Fu sion Attempted.—Judge Lindsey Renominated for County Judge by Acclamation. Denver. April 17. —A straight Demo cratic convention yesterday named a straight Democratic ticket for the city and county of Denver. Most of those named are already holding office, by election or appointment. Judge Ben B. Lindsey, whose work in the Denver Juvenile Court has given him a national reputation, was renom inated by acclamation. Following is tho city and county ticket: Mayor—Robert W. Speer. Clerk —Elmer E. Sommers. Recorder —Robert J. Byrne. Sheriff —Hamilton Armstrong. Auditor—Charles F. Wilson. Treasurer —Charles S. Elder. Assessor —Schuyler H. Alexander. County Judge (four-year term)—Ben B. Lindsey. County Judge (short term) Henry V. Johnson. Superintendent of Schools —Empa M. Herey. Coroner —William P. Horan. Justices of the Peace —William F. Hynes, Benjamin F. Stapleton. William A. Rice. Constables —Joseph Berger, Michael J. Geary. Patrick Reid. Supervisors—First district (Wards Fifteen and Sixteen). Roady Kenehan; Second district t Wards Six and Seven). George E. Smith; Third district (Wards One. Two and Eleven). Ben E. Wood ward; Fourth District (Wards Three. Four and Five). John N. Stoddard;’. Fifth district (Wards Eight and Nine), A J. Spell gel; Sixth district (Wards Ten and Fourteen). Dennis Murto; Seventh district (Wards Twelve and Thirteen). Albert H. Aronson. Aldermen —First ward. James P. Coates; Second ward. Johnnie P. Jones; Third ward. James F. Maloney; Fourth ward. Andrew Horan; Fifth ward. Mi chael Maloney; Sixth ward. John Con- Ion; Seventh ward. James Connelly; Eighth ward. Charles J. Holland; Ninth ward. Charles A. Smith; Tenth ward, C. M. Coe; Eleventh ward. Jo seph H. Berry; Twelfth ward. M. J. Kenney; Thirteenth ward. John W. Jones. Jr.; Fourteenth ward. Charles L. Mauff; Fifteenth ward. Edwin W. Brown: Sixteenth ward. Charles G. Pitschke. CHINESE EXCLUSION. Attorney General Knox Say« It Will Continue. Washington. April 17.—Attorney General Knox has handed to the Presi dent his opinion regarding the validity of the Chinese exclusion law. While the opinion has not b«jen made public.: it is known that the attorney general holds in effect that the denunciation of the treaty by China does not oper ate to nullify the existing laws and that the exclusion can be enforced as rigid ly hereafter as under the treaty. After the denunciation of the exist ing treaty by China the subject of the exclusion of Chinese was considered by the. President and his Cabinet. The President also discussed the matter with the leaders in Congrees. In ac cordance with the action of the Chi nese government the treaty will expire December 7th next. It was manifestly necessary, therefore, that it should be determined before the adjournment of the present session of Congress wheth er or not the law enacted originally in 1892 would continue in effect after the treaty lapsed. This question was re ferred to the attorney general by the President, and it is on that question that he has prepated an opinion. In its effect the exclusion law if more drastic than the treaty. While the treaty is In force the points of dif ference between the law and the treaty are decided in accordance with the terms of the latter. It is the hope of the Chinese government that a new treaty will he negotiated which will prove more favorable to Chinese immi grants that is the present treaty, in deed. such a treaty is now being con sidered. but the negotiations have not progressed sufficiently to indicate what the precise nature of the convention may be eventually. A bill which seeks to strengthen ev ery weak place in the Chinese exclu sion act, drawn by the Department of Justice, was Introduced in the House to-day. It covers all points which might by any possibility be affected by the Idenunciation of the treaty by China. Majority for Roosevelt. Chicago. April 17. —Seven states held their Republican conventions dur ing the* past week and elected dele gates to the national conventions. While some of the states did not in struct for President Roosevelt, his administration was indorsed. The result, to date, is as follows: Whole No. For Unin- No. dele- elert-Roose-strin l -Btnte»* — nates. ed. veit. ed. Alabama .......... Zt 12 8 4 Delaware « « 6 ® .Florida I** b* 2 Ceorgla 2* 26 26 0 Illinois M 12 12 »» lowa 26 2 2 0 Indiana 3» 20 16 4 Kansas 2" 18 18 O 1., ulftiana U - 2 o Massachusetts . 32 32 2s Michigan 2S 2 0 Z Maine 12 12 12 0 Minnesota 22 22 j* Mississippi 20 10 8 J Missouri 26 22 18 4 Mon l ana *• •* J* Nebraska l** ® * Now York *8 <8 60 28 North Carolina 24 2 - <> Nevada « « « ® Oregon 8 8 " Pennsylvania 68 GS 4" 28 South Carolina ..18 14 It (J M » >« J Utah * ® « " Virginia 24 21 24 0 West Virginia ... 14 14 14 0 Wisconsin 26 2 2 O Alaska 4 4 ,4 0 New Mexico « C « 0 Oklahoma *» r ‘ *' ® Total T 74 32S 4C2 106 PLEADED GUILTY GALBRAITH TO BE TRIED IN JUNE Murderer Faces a Great Crowd in the Court Room at Central City and Confesses That He Killed His Wife and Son. Denver. April 16. A Central City dispatch Inst night says: His features quivering and his knees shaking vis ibly, Azel I). Galbraith was led into the court room to-day in the presence of fully 600 persons, men and women, who had gathered to witness proceed ings at the preliminary hearing. The hearing lasted just ten minutes and at the end Magistrate Thomas Hooper hound the murderer over to the Crim inal Court without bonds. The quiet demeanor of the large crowd was very marked. It is now thought, by those in charge of Galbraith that he is anxious to escape the full penalty of his crimes. As Galbraith entered the court room at 11:30 o’c lock lie cast one hur ried glance about the room and saw the faces of those he* had known for years looking at him with open hatred. He then sat down with his hack to the spectators ami in a voice so low as to lie hardly audible, he answered the questions addressed to him by Deputy District Attorney E. C. Miles. Two separate charges of wilfully, unlawfully and with malice afore thought murdering his wife and young son were addressed to Galbraith and he was told to answer guilty or not guilty. For a full minute after the first charge the murderer stood in perfect silence, then he said: "To the best of my knowledge and belief I am guilty of the charge.” The charge was that of murdering his son. Azel Donald. The next charge was that of the murder of his wife. Jennie Gal braith. The answer came quickly, the prisoner answering that he desired to answer that charge in the same terms as the first. Deputy Miles then went to where District Attorney Thurman was sitting and they held a short conference, at the end of which the deputy asked Galbraith to plead specifically, guilty or not guilty. "As far as I can recollect I am guilty of both charges." unswered Galbraith. Tho names of the witnesses were then read oH and Galbraith was hurriedly removed by a side door to his cell by Sheriff Cody and Deputy Sheriff Matt Ryan. So intense was the Interest centered on the preliminary hearing and curi osity to see the prisoner was so great that many of the stores here were closed. The disappointment at the non-appearance of Mrs. Ix>ttle Russell was marked. She has excited great curiosity In the minds of Galbraith's former acquaintances and they regard her to a large extent as the cause or his downfall. After the names of the witnesses who will appear at the coming trial had been read, their presence noted* and the court had stated that It would he unnecessary to place any of them unuer bonds. Magistrate Hooper called upon the murderer to stand up. Gal braith did so. his agitation as marked us before, and was told that as he had pleaded guilty he would be held without bonds until his trial should come up In the Criminal Court next June. SUDDEN DOWNFALL. Denver Society Leader Railroaded to Penitentiary. Denver. April 17.—0 n Friday Her bert F. Mellon was a welcome guest in the best social circles of Denver. j,ast night he was locked up In the penitentiary at Canon City, dressed in convict, stripes, to serve a term of not less than four or more than five ytiars for embezzlement from tho Interna tional Trust Company, for which he has been teller during the past nine years. His shortage of about SIO,OOO •was due to the expense of keeping a place In the smartest social set. which made demands on his purse that his salary could not meet.. There are reports that he lost money at bridge whist and poker, but, if so, the fact lias not been verified. No such spectacular occurrence as tonished Denver for years as tho rapid arrest, trial and conviction of Mellen. Arrested on Thursday, his trial and conviction followed within eighteen hours, and in twenty-four hours he was on his way to Canon City. He pleaded guilty as calmly and firmly as though giving un order to a waiter at a club. Graders Have a Fight. Denver. April 16.—A Republican spe cial from Central City last night says: As n result of a drunken quarrel among graders and vagrants at Ben ton. In Boulder park, on the Moffat road, this afternoon, three men were shot, none fatally, ami a half-breed Mexican is In the custody of a deputy sheriff at Rollinsville and will be brought to the county jail in this city to-morrow morning. During the shooting A. I). Thomp son. the bartender, wns shot In the collarbone, the bullet being extracted later Dr. Baughman, a deputy sheriff, was shot In the fleshy part of the right arm. and an unknown grader was shot twice in the right hand. Most of the shooting was done by the half-breed, who was severely clubbed over the head with a gun. and put under arrest. Five men were depu ted at Rollinsville. who went, to tho scene of the trouble, afterwards taking the prisoner to Rollinsville. Filipinos Coming. . Washington. April 16.—Arthur Fer guson of this city, secretary of the Phlllppine Commission, sailed yester day from Yokohama in charge of a par ty of fifty of the most prominent na tives of the islands, for San Francisco. The party is rent to the United States at the expense of the Philippine gov ernment. the purpose i*eing to afford these men of influence an opportunity to study American institutions and methods, so that they may Impreaa their fellow countrymen upon their re turn with the truth of American civil ization.