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LAMAR. .... COLORADO. The automobile with all its perils seems to be lesß fatal than the bath ing suit. It took a genius like Kipling to see In Joe Chamberlain a subject for poet ic treatment. » - - Almost any flying machine can ac complish wonderful feats iu the In ventor's prospectus. The woman who crossed Abyssinia on a mule Is receiving much credit. But the mule did the work. A German scientist has discovered that the bite of the rattlesnake will knock leprosy. So will a *■ People who go away on a holiday and get drowned find that It inter feres seriously with their plans. "Is Amorlcnn literature bourgeois:" asks Gertrude Atherton. Nay. sister. Much of It is of a liner type than that. At the prospect of a soap famine that celebrated anti-bath doctor will probably have one or two spasms of joy. A mountain of pure soap has been discovered in Nevada. The tramp problem in that state may be consid ered solved. Every llttlo while somebody sug gests that the United States annex San Domingo. Would it not be pos sible to sink it? The young woman who recertly coughed up a cent, swallowed twenty years ago. Is really entitled to some interest on the money. With something like 400.000,000 In habitants to draw from, China antici pates no trouble In filling the position lately occupied by Mr. Wu. It Is not true that the baseball play er who was hif by a train in New Jer sey instantly put up his hand to claim the judgment of the umpire. Gentlemen who have ships afloat with contraband cargoes for the Jap anese will sit up and take notice when you mention remedies for insomnia. The British expedition to Lhasa must wish devoutly that Col. Pope had been more active in pushing the movement for good roads in Thibet. A goat in Delaware has partaken of a dynamite free lunch and now no one dares to kick It. Here Is a val uable hint for the much-abused hobo, j Dr. Chalmers may be right In sav ing that defective sight makes men drink; but It does not take a scientl.t to prove that drink makes defective sight. What will the poor typesetter do when the legions of General Takahara- Kamaharakara begin to encounter those of General Shootemoffskykillem offaroff? Gen. Jlmlnez Is reported to have returned to Santo Domingo. If this is so it will be necessary to keep the Santo Domingo telegraph office open at night again. Most of the girls will fail to sec wherein it is of any practical Import ance what Gov. Warfield or any other man thinks as to the right ge for them to marry. A typewriter girl in the patent of fice has copied 22,000 words in seven hours —a world's record. All wise type writer maids will admire her speed and prefer their own. Be careful where you throw your matches. The wealth that was wiped out last year in fires would have hired the labor of half a million of men for a year at S6O a month each. A physician advises everybody to spend all the time he can in the open air. If rents and living expenses con tinue to go up a good many of us will have to spend all of our time there. That ten-year-old boy who hanged himself because he was compelled to get up early In the morning might not have been worth the piece of rope he used had he lived a few years longer. It is to be hoped that the bust that the young Russian woman sculptor Is making of Mark Twain will be as ar tistic In all respects as some of the other busts with which Mark has been connected. When the office boy learns that he is expected to be diligent, neat, quiet, unobtrusive, obliging, modest, accu rate andfettentive. he begins to think $3 is not very big pay after all. —Bos- ton Home Journal. It is pleasant to know that Colqm bia Is willing to enter Into friendly relations with the United States again. It is depressing to live constantly In fear of the beginning of a war that we might not know had begun against us. At a cost of more than $1,100.000, the three miles of lofty sea wall that Is hereafter to keep destroying tidal waves out of Galveston was completed last week. And it Is pluck that pays, for Galveston's ocean trade was never so great as now. Even the beef strike is no excuse for a boarding house serving beans four times a week, a boiled dinner twice a week and fish balls on Friday. —Worcester Telegram. And now we presume the Telegram editor will send a marked copy to his landlady. A Danish scientist has discovered a new electric wave by means of which he can make a typewriter work in another room. No more novel reading by the typewriter when the boss is shut up in his private office. WELLMAN’S INDICTMENT Walter Wellman, the famous travelling Investigator And Journalist, who is known throughout the country as a warm friend of organized labor, has, after a careful investigation, published a severe arraignment on the West ern Federation of Miners. Mr. Wellman has investigated several great strikes, and has never hesitated to place the blame where he be lieved it should Justly lie. He twice supported the con tentions of John Mitchell in the anthracite coal fields of Pennsylvania, and had the satisfaction of seeing public opinion. President Roosevelt and the strike commission take Ills view of the situation. Mr. Wellman has recently published several striking letters In the Colorado situa tion in the New York Herald. Chicago Record and other papers, which have caused a sensation in the East. In his last letter he summed up and gave his conclusion in a clear, logical manner. He says the policy pursued by the state authorities was justifiable, and he highly commends those officials. This letter will be very useful In correct ing public sentiment In the East, which has been misled by the socialist press bureau nnd Its allies, at the head of whom Is Senator Patterson. The following excerpts from Mr. Wellman's letter will show the position he takes: “My conclusion has been reached after two weeks of painstaking investigation; after hearing both sides: after sifting a mass of data furnished by the leading men of the rival forces and by the state authorities; after scores of extended talks with neutral citizens who were in position to know much of the truth; after minute inquiry into the details of various episodes which throw light upon the question of moral responsibility, and after a conscientious effort to make impartial, judicial analysis of all conflict ing statements. "This investigation was approached with a perfectly open mind; without any bias as between the factions; without the slightest concern for the interests of any political party or candidate. If there was any bent of mind or instinctive trend of sympathy on the part of the investigator it could be found only in a general inclina tion to take the side of the under dog against oppression nnd wrong, to champion the cause of organized labor wherever organized labor is wholesome and conservative and has right behind it. “The judgment reached Is emphatic and decisive. It Is no halting, doubtful, divided opinion. It is no lame and Impotent conclusion, no timid Scotch verdict, no adroit balancing of the excesses of one party against those of the other. In truth, any judgment would be sheer coward ice; for I have never known a labor war in which the guilt and responsibility of one side stood out so clearly and un mistakably. “This war In Colorado was precipitated by a series of blunders on the part of the Western Federation of Miners —blunders so wicked and atrocious that they may fairly be called crimes. • • • “As usual, the men responsible for this blunder worse than a crime, this crime against their own people, are pay ing no penalty. They draw their salaries In security. They live In comparative luxury. Theirs Is the pleasant task of disbursing the relief funds—slo,ooo a week—which pour In to ameliorate the misery they have wrought. It was not their lot to live- through the reign of terror. Their wives have not died In the crises of nature, made more terrible and more often fatal by an agony of fear lest husband or son should be engulfed In the wave of crime, anarchy, repression, which swept over the community., "If the leaders who precipitated this conflict had had actual wrongs to right; if they had had a Just cause be hind them; If they had had a fair chance to gain some real advantage for the men and women they represented; If. on this basis, they had made a brave and honest fight, and lost It, no friend of labor, certainly not the writer, would wr could condemn them. "But these men had no right or justice behind them. They never had a chance to win tangible advantage for their followers. There was not a possibility that they could achieve any practical good for the cause of organ ized labor. Leave out of consideration for the moment all the rights of the employers, of the communities Involved, of society at large, and reducing everything to the nar rower standpoint of what was good or not good for union labor, and still It was a criminal blunder. "In some fit of mad ambition or fanatical zeal or lust of power or wanton love for war, these desperate leaders made pawns and victims of the men and women whose Interest it was their duty to guard. They wickedly entered a conflict which they must have known could end in noth ing but defeat and misery. Their motives may or may not have been honorable. "But it is as certain as fate that their action was with out justification from ?ny point of view, and least of all from that of organized labor itself. "There may be differences of opinion as to whether or not a man has the right to drown himself. But there are no differences of opinion as to the right o< a suicide to drag down his children, who cling to him because they be lieve he is wise and strong. • • • Referring to the calling out of the men at Cripple Creek and the excellent working conditions in that camp. Mr. Wellman says: "It was bad enough of the federation leaders to plunge their followers Into a useless war. It was unfair to rob them of the right to vote on their own strike. Notwith standing all of Mr. Haywood’s clever quibbling (he is a smart man) the fact remains that the national convention took the referendum away from the local unions. And for what purposes? First, because the leaders were eager to concentrate this great power in their own hands; sec ond. because they knew If the question was left to the miners themselves they would vote three to one against a strike. "At the Findley mine I saw the original draft and sig natures of a document voluntarily prepared by the miners there at the time the sympathetic strike was first talked of. expressing sympathy for the men at Colorado City, but declaring they saw no good reason why they should quit work on that account. It was signed by every man In the mine. Yet, when the order came from Denver, every man quit work, simply through loyalty to the organization. The same sentiment prevailed throughout the district. Only the hot-heads and professional agitators wanted the walk out. The great majority did not want it. "There was no reason under heaven why they should want it. Here were something like 4.000 men working in and about the mines, all but about 700 members of the union. All were content. All were working under the so-called Waite agreement, then in force about nine years. The minimum wage was $3 a day for eight hours' work, and ran up to $4.50 a day for engineers. Mr. Arkins. a local newspaper man. told me he had made a careful census of the entire district shortly before the trouble, and he found the average pay for ail the men in and about the mines was $3.46 a day, and all had the eight hour day. "Probably there is not another mining camp in the world where labor conditions are better than they are Organized Band of Sluggers. Chicago. Aug. 22.—Captain Clancy 1 of the stockyards police station said 5 to-day that a man who had been ar- 1 rested with a number of others for * beating a non-union man employed in } the stock yards, had confessed to him , that local union No. 213 of the truck- < men's union, had unanimously voted i to adopt slugging methods in connec- j tion with the stock yards strike, and ■ that the 600 members of the org&niza- i tion had been divided into squads by i Business Agent Givens. i here. The wages are high, the work steady, and about SIOO a month is the smallest income, even for mere labor ers; eight hours is the longest day; the work is clean and nice, nothing like coal mining; there is no firedamp in the mines, and the only dangers are of mechanical accidents; the air in the mines, as I know from a visit to the leve! 1,200 feet below the main drift, is almost as pure and sweet as outdoors; the men do not have to live in bunk houses, as at many mines, but occupy their neat little cottages scattered about on the hillsides, and ride to and from their work in steam or electric cars with low fares; living is but little dearer than in Chicago, single men get ting good room and board for $5 or $6 a week; there are plenty of amusements and recreations; good schools arc near at hand for the children; the climate is healthful and delightful." As to the eight-hour excuse. Mr. Wellman makes it clear that this question had nothing to do with the strike. “It has been widely published that this trouble was due to the anger of the labor people over the defeat of the eight-hour law in the Legislature. By a large majority the people had adopted a constitutional amendment to the effect that 'the Legislature shall' enact an eight-hour law. The Legislature failed to do so. It is charged thht the corporations used money corruptly to defeat such legis lation. I do not doubt this Is true, and there is no lan guage strong enough adequately to condemn such crimes by the rich. The Legislature had one Republican branch and one Democratic. It was engaged In a long and bitter struggle over a senatorial election. Under such circum stances it was easy for the corporations to manipulate things to defeat the eight-hour law. "But the mine owners were not interested in that prop osition. They have had the eight-hour day for many years. The eight-hour defeat had nothing to do with bringing on the recent troubles. To say that it had is a pretext, an afterthought. Even the strike at Colorado City was ordered weeks before the Legislature adjourned and while the proposed law was still under consideration." And as to the responsibility for the Independence sta tion horror he says: "That the federation Is responsible for the appalling crime at Independence station there seems no doubt. The mine owners declare some of the men engaged in that plot are known, and all are prominent unionists who have fled the country. I was given the names of these suspects in confidence, and there is still hope of bringing them to Just ice. Judges, lawyers and others with whom I talked agreed that the union had deliberatery created a reign of terror, trying to win through intimidation a fight which could not be won on the justice of the cause. This was the opin ion of Democratic leaders in this community, men who are trying to use the war to their political advantage, and who. therefore, favor the federation to as great an extent as their consciences will permit them to do. “A judge on the bench, though in politics opposed to Governor Peabody, told me it was true the unions bossed 'the local officials and that it was well-nigh impossible to convict a unionist of any crime or minor offense. He then justifies the severe measures taken by ths state authorities: "I have inquired carefully into this whole question, and my conclusion is that the deportations were, justifia ble; that they were humane. There is a work of signifi cance In what Secretary Hamlin of the mine owners said to me: 'I was not willing to take the responsibility of hanging a lot of men: I was willing to take the responsi bility of deporting them.* “Most of the 238 men deported were dangerous and guilty men. Some were innocent of any wrongdoing. It Is not denied that mistakes are made, and they are re gretted. "But an Innocent man deported may return and re establish himself. An Innocent man hanged has no return ticket. • ••••• "When I came to Colorsdo it was with a feeling that these deportations were a foul blot upon our civilization. Now. I think the conditions made It necessary. Banish ment of men has raised a great outcry in the East, but the truth is not known. I see little to condemn in the method employed by Governor Peabody, the military and the citizens, and much to praise. They were confronted with a great emergency and they met it bravely and as humanely as they could. “'What else could we have done’’ ask the business men here. 'You say we might have kept the men as pris oners. That would only have prolonged the trouble. It would have made them martyrs. Attempts might have been made to rescue them. That would have led to riots. It Is a serious question how far a man may go in Interfer ing with the rights of others while standing on his own alleged constitutional rights. We carefully considered all this. We believed deportation the most effective, the most humane. We stand by It as an act of good public policy.’ "It has been said they had not right to turn these crimi nals loose upon other communities. But the deported men were not criminals at heart, and many of them not at all. Their presence here was an encouragement to crime. In any other community they would be good citizens, as some of them had been here. Most of these men were simply unfortunate, the victims of a criminal system. The real culprits were the reckless leaders of their organization, and the ‘inner circle' of dvnamitards who planted the infernal machine and pulled the wire which exploded It.” Mr. Wellman then indicts Messrs. Moyer and Haywood In the following terms: "Hence I arraign Charles H. Moyer and William Hay wood as the men who are to be held responsible for this crime against organized labor, this offense against our civilization, and I offer to convict them before a jury com posed of the leaders of the decent, honorable labor organi zations of the county.. "The Western Federation of Miners i 6 composed for the most part of honest and industrious men. It is their duty to repudiate these evil geniuses, reckless, unfit, dan gerous. if not worse. Before the Western Federation can hold up its head among the useful and respected labor organizations of the United States it mui purge itself of leadership that leads to political ambition, lust for power, anarchy and crime against its own followers and against society. "Moyer and Haywood have forty men in the East solicit ing subscriptions from sympathetic union labor. They are receiving SIO,OOO a week. I challenge them to make public a statement of their disbursements. "Why should union men support this organization under its present leadership? In his annual address a year ago President Moyer declared: ‘Trade unionism has been proven to better the conditions of the laboring man.’ Ever since he has advocated socialism and political action ‘To get control of the government,* as Haywood says. "I advise self-respecting union men everywhere not to give a penny to this cause. "It is unclean.” The duty of these squads, aecord inS to th * confession Captain Clancy sa >' s he obtained from his prisoner, was to non-union men from the street ca cs and beat them. Alexander Brezosky. a non-union man was lh|s moyisnf: dragge d from an Ashland avenue car near Thlrty eighth street, severely beaten, robbed of his shoes and left half dead in the gutter. The police arrested Christian Bv ron. Albert Allison. Marius De Busek and John Petroskv. on a charge of be ing Implicated In the assault. Will Not Fight Mormonism. La. Grange. Ore.. Aug. 22.—F. H. Holzheimer of Pocatello. Idaho, has tendered his resignation as Democrat ic nominee for congressman, because conditions have arisen since his nomi nation regarding the Mormon question that make it appear that a campaign is to be waged against the Mormons in that state, and he feels that he can not do Justice to his party and wage war of that kind. STATE CAPITAL NOTES A report lias been received at the state engineer's office to the effect that 6.UUO feet of water per second is going over the Kansas-Colorado dam. This Is the largest amount of water flow ing down the Arkansas ever reported at this season of the year. A Boston dispatch says: Probably no organization ever created more en thusiasm than the Denver drum corps and band coming through to the G. A. R. encampment in this city. The boys played at all the principal points. The reception given them at Chicago and Toronto was most cordial, while at Montreal Sunday evening after finish ing a complimentary concert before 25.000 people playing popular Canadian airs, followed by American, the crowd J gave the Denver boys an ovation. The cry is "On to Denver in 1905." | Mrs. Martha Shute of the State Hor ticultural Department Is receiving many letters from fruit growers throughout the state asking in regard to fruit shipments to be made to the state fair for exhibition. The direc tions issued by the fair association in dicate that fruits requiring cold stor age may be sent by express at the ex -1 pense of the State Fair Association. All packages must have the full ad dress of exhibitor on the wrapper or box. also all kinds of fruit shipped therein, as different varieties require different temperature In cold storage to obtain best results. Exhibits should be addressed to Secretary Colorado State Horticultural Department, j Pueblo. I Reports coming in from Golden indi cate that a very successful rifle shoot is being held by the national guard on the range near there. The men are using the new Krag-Jorgensou rifles and so far have made lower scores than usual. It is possible that Adjutant General Bell, who is said to be a very fine shot. I particularly with small arms, will par i tlcipate in some of the practice work I later. At present Colonel Verdeckberg has made the best score. He made 36 out of a possible 50 at 200 yards, and 38 out of 50 at 300 yards. Other scores are as follow*; Sergt. C. W. Holly, company L, 36 at 200 yards and 34 at 300; Sergt. P. J. Hamrock. company L. 35 at 200 and 34 at 300; Private A. Smith, company L, 35 at 200. 34 at 300; Private Ed. Croft. 34 at 200, 33 at 300; Col. Kennedy. 37 at 200. 24 at 300; Private G. W. Getty, company M, 32 at 200. 34 at 300; Z. W. Underwood. 21 at 200. 11 at 300. and Captain Williams, company M. 5 at 200 and 21 at 300. ! The government project to construct the Gunnison tunnel am? canals, ln- I voicing an outlay of $2.0(k*.000, has hit ' another snag. But Ihe government of ficials who have charge of the matter believe that it will not prove a lasting obstacle. In the preliminaries leading j to the letting of the big contracts, the ' opposition in the district has succeeded, j Certain requirements of the secretary of the interior were defeated for the time being at a meeting of the share holders last Wednesday, as a two-thirds j vote was necessary to adopt. The mi nority of the landholders in the irrigation district seek to over throw the federal government 1 plan and return to the state law. Around Grand Junction a feeling is being created or manufactured that the construction of the canal and feed ers could be done better and cheaper through local control. The state law i gives permission to a community to ! form an improvement district and dis pose of bonds to raise money to meet the work. This plan is being advocated. It is claimed that the local persons who | want to dispose of the bonds are at the head of the project to depose the fed eral government officials. Henry J. Hersey. assistant attorney general, is engaged In preparing pa pers in the case of the Hard Land Company of Pueblo, in which the state will bring suit for title to about twen ty-five acres of land in the city of Pueblo, now held by the company. The Hard Land Company claims ownership to the property through the laws of ac cretion. which state that when land is owned along the course of a stream and through some cause the stream changes its course the ownership of the river bed vests in the party which owns the adjoining property. The ! case, which will come up before Judge Dixon or Judge Voorhees. is one in which the twenty-five acres in ques tion were added to the holdings of the Hard Company through the con : struction of levees by the city and state. The company built houses upon the property, and is at present r*lued 1 at about $1,000,000. I Extensive preparations are being made by the Woodmen of the World , for a big fall jubilee and festival of the order to be held in Denver from Octo ber 13th to 15th. The Jubilee will take the general nature of the usual fall festival that has been given in this city by the Festival of Mountain and Plain committee and was only decided upon when it was decided by the festl -1 val association not to give such a cele j bration this year. The Woodmen claim to be the largest co-operative associa t tion in the city and state and. It is claimed, has enough outside lodges to make the affair a success. The pro gram for the celebration is as follows; ; Beginning October 13th there will be a reception to all visiting lodges in the I forenoon. In the afternoon an lndus -1 trial parade will be given and in the evening a great barbecue and pyro technic exhibition will be given at ‘ some park in the city. On the after noon of the following day there will be a festival parade and in the evening a ball. On October 15tli there will be games, sports. Indian dances, a band contest and competitive drills of uni form ranks of the Woodmen. In the j evening an initiation of candidates will I be held by the lodge and this will be followed by a midnight torchlight pa rade. with illuminated automobiles and other features. Mosquito Bite Causes Death. Chicago. Aug. 20. —August Ander son. a farmer of Starke county. Indi ana. is dead in a Chicago hospital from the bite of a mosquito. Anderson suffered a slight injury which caused an abrasion of the skin on his right hand. A mosquito bit him In the abrasion and a few days later Anderson began to suffer intensely. He came to Chicago for treatment, but blood poisoning resulted. Rapid Fire Gun for Protection Zelgler. 111.. Aug. 20.—A rapid fire gun from the north blockhouse has been placed in a steel gondola, manned by four gunners, doubly armed with re volvers and magazine rifles, added to a company of twenty-five Zelgler guards and sent cut as escort to fright ened trainmen who refused to go through Christopher without sufficient protection. The train returned bring ing twenty-six non-union mine work ers. The train met with no armed op position. COLORADO NEWS ITEMS The soldiers recently in service in different parts of this state have been paid off. Heavy storms have done much dam age in the vicinity of Trinidad. Sever al bridges were washed out. Heavy rains continue to cause the railroads a great deal of trouble in the southern and western parts of Colo rado A handcar containing a gang of sec tion men was run into by a special train near Rockwood. A Mexican named Eiisio Martinez was killed and Johnnie Welch, a nine-year-old son of the section boss, was seriously hurt. Rural free delivery routes to be established September 15th in Colo rado are: Lamar. Prowers county, route 2. population, 450. house* on route, 90; Prowers, Bent county, .route 1, population 460, houses on route, 92. Nearly $250,000 will be paid the farmers of the Grand valley. Colorado, for their sugar beets alone this fall. Four thousand acres of beets are un der cultivation in the valley, which means a production of about 3,500 tons of sugar. The establishment of the new plant of the Dumont Powder Company near Pueblo, Colorado, means an. addition to the production of the steel plant of the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company. Arrangements have been made for the last-mentioned company to manufac ture 2,500 sheet-steel cans per day for the use of the powder factory. One of the most elaborate celebra tions ever planned in Colorado Is be ing considered by the residents of Colorado Springs, to commemorate the discovery of Pike's Peak. The cen tennial anniversary of Zebulon Pike's first view of thi3 famous mountain falls on November 6. 1906, and al ready the people of Colorado Springs have begun preparations for a fitting celebration of the day. The first Inter-Mountain Festival, which was held in Idaho Springs on the ISth. was a decided success. Trains from Denver were crowded to their utmost capacity and it can be safely estimated that the visitors in the city numbered fully 3,000. Among the sports of the day were races of all kinds, an ore shoveling contest, firemen's contests, bronco busting, a balloon ascension, and dancing. The Colorado Telephone Company In tends to extend Its line from Portland, a cement manufacturing town east of Canon City, to the farm houses and ranches along Beaver creek. This sec tion of the Arkansas valley is densely populated and it will give the people direct connection with the markets of the county and state, which will be of great benefit to them in marketing their crops and fruits. The fruit crop will be a big one this year. Suits "for $150,000 alleging slander and libel in connection with the Big Five Mining Company, l ave been filed in the Federal Court against George A. Suf fa. the Boston stockholder, by Nathan C. Merrill and William P. Daniels. There are threq causes for action and the damages to the extent of $50,000 is asked for each. The allegations in both complaints are practically the same, and have to deal with statements al leged to have been made, and articles which it is alleged have been printed through the instrumentality of Suffa. A bronco busting contest for the championship of the world will be held at the fair grounds at Glenwood Springs. Saturday and Sunday. August 27th and 28th. O. L. Grimaley of Meeker, who holds the world's cham pionship. which was won by him last year at Glenwood. will defend his title against all comers. It is expected that upward of forty cowboys will compete and fifty outlaw horses will be select ed for their use. In addition to this event there will be a one and a half mile relay race for cow horses, a cowgirl race. a cowboy race and a cowboy dance to be held at the opera house Saturday night. George C. Blakely of Pueblo has charge of the arrangements. The postoffice department has issued an order changing rhe spelling of the name of the Canon City postoffice to Canyon City, the new spelling to be come effective September Ist. at which time Robert S. Lewis succeeds Guy U. Hardy as postmaster The change was made at the instigation of the Atchi son. Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Com pany. which for some time has spelled the name of Its station with a Much opposition to the proinised change has developed and at a special meeting of the city council strong reso lutions were adopted protesting against the change, and aski«; that the order be annulled. The (hanging of the name of the station by the Santa Fe company was done against the wishes of the community and there Is scarcely a single one of the S.OOO patrons of the postoffice who favors the change. The Canon City postoffice was established December 13. 186 b. and is the only office In the United States of the same name. Nearly $500,000 will be spent upon nursery sites on the Pike's Peak for est reserve by the United States gov ernment within the next thirty years, for which time the nurseries have" been leased, according to C. A. Scott of Washington. D. C.. who was detailed by the Washington forestry bureau to Inspect the reserves southwest of this city before the leases were signed. Mr. Scott, who is in charge of the Dismal river forest reserve in Nebras ka. has returned from an inspection of the nursery sites selected by Expert Clyde Leavitt, and states that they are splendidly adapted .for raising trees from the seed. He says that the government has closed negotia tions for a thirty-years' lease and will spend from SIO,OOO to 515.000 annual ly upon the sites. At the last figure named the bureau will have expended $450,000 upon this section at the ex piration of thirty years, which Im provement. it is expected, will be of incalculable benefit to the Pike's Peak region. Clyde Leavitt, in charge of tue reserves, states that work will commence upon the Clyde nursery next week, when men will begin to clear the ground. Within two weeks the collection of Engleman spruce and lumber pine seeds will begin. Perma nent buildings will be erected at the Clyde nursery. Work has commenced on another huge enterprise for the utilization of Colorado's tremendous water power. The Animas Power Company’s plant on the Animas river, between Durango and Sllverton. will be ready for opera tloii.by May Ist next. The entire flow of Cascade creek will be diverted and carried over a cliff 1.000 feet high in great steel pipes. The power thus ob tained will develop 6.000 horse-power of electricity, which can be distributed over a radius of 100 miles to Durango. Sllverton. Ouray and other points, for smelters, mills, lighting of towns, etc. If the demand warrants the company will Increase to 12.000 horse-power. Costs to cents and equals 20 cuts „o rth ol any other kind ol blu, K . Won’t Freeze, Spill, Brek Nor Spot Clothes DIRCCTIONR FOR ÜBII \ around in the Water • At all wise Grocers. If a man doesn't break anything else \ when he slips on a banana peel he la \ pretty sure to break one of the com- t mandments. Every housekeeper should know that if they will buy Defiance Cold Water Starch for laundry use they will save not only time, because it never sticks to the iron, but because each package contains 16 oz.—one full pound—while all other Cold Water Starches are put up In 94-pound pack ages, and the price is the same, 10 cents. Then again because Defiance Starch Is free from all injurious chem icals. If your grocer tries to sell you a 12-oz. package it is because he has a stock on hand which he wishes to dispose of before he puts in Defiance. He knows that Defiance Starch has printed on every package in large let ters and figures “16 ozs.” Demand Defiance and save much time and money and the annoyance of the iron ■ticking. Defiance never stick*. An artist’s model does well if she makes a bare living. Many Children Are Sickly. Mother Gray's Sweet Powders forChildren, used by Mother Gray, a nurse in Children's Home, New York, cure Summer Complaint, Feverishness,Headache.Stomach Troubles, Teething Disorders and Destroy Worms. At all Druggists’, 25c. Sample mailed FREE. Address Allen S. Olmsted, Le Roy, N. Y. The Standard Oil trust refuses to throw any light on the dispute as to which party It Is going to support. Storekeepers report that the extra quantity, together with the superior quality of Defiance Starch makes It next to impossible to sell any other brand. When doctors disagree the coroner Is often called In to decide. Plso s Cure Is the best fhedicine we ever used for all affections of the throat and lungs.—Wm. O. KNDSI.et, Vanburen. Ind., Feb. 10. 1000. It’s an awful stupid boy that Ills mother doesn't think smarter than his father. Mrs. Winslow’s Soothing Syrup. For children teething, soften* tb« gum*, reduce* hy flusmtUuD, aliaya paw,cure* windcollu. 2Sc * bom*. Probably the humane landlord bars children from his flat because they wouldn't have room In It to grow. JOL ■ Every housewife gloat* pi ■ over finely starched H ■ linen and white goods. Eg ■ Conceit Is justifiable ■ I after using Defiance fl ■ Starch. It gives a B ■ stiff, glossy B ■ ness to the clothes H nj and does not rot B Jj them. It is abso- B lutely pure. It is gy im the most economical | f because It goes 1\ If farthest, does more ■! W and costs less than If others. To be had of all Mi I grocers at 16 oz. 1 for ioc. I U THE DEFIANCE STARCH CO, I ■ OMAHA. NEB. fl Denver Directory CT7 IVV KKPAIKS of nerr known make of *4 J-' ' L «tov*. furnace or raug*. GEO. A. Pt LI.EN, law I.AWHKNCE BT.. Den'S-. PhoneTJS 1 \EXVEH HCMMXS INIVKRBITY. W.STth Are. aid Hryant, "fn»-r. Booakeeplng rhort band. Typewriting. Summer rate* now. fall terra September stb. i stalogue fiwe. -Oxford Hotel. 1 . Denrer. One block from Union Depot. Fire-proof. C. U. MORSE, Mgr. The Colorado Tent & Awning Co. Lawn Swing*. Camp Furniture. Largect Cotton Duck House In the West. Write lor Illu«lrate.l Catalogue. Denver. Colo. DENVER BEST g RY Aueoiuteiy pur,., t.en.l for our New Premium L!»t. The Oeynei-ltc Nonp Mfg. Company, Denver. Carriage Painf Composed of the purest and most permanent colors ground in varnish; color card; ask your dealer or write u.«. THE HUMPHREY - JONES MERCANTILE CO. npvvPD lßl Arapahoe Street. DLXTfcH, - COLORADO. Thompson’* Ey* Wotor BEGGS’ BLOOD PURIFIER CURES catarrh of the stomach. w X U —DENVER—NO. 35.—1904. When Answering Advertisements Kindly Mention This Paper. ib.