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The Tactful Physician. "Yes,” said Miss Passay, “I was «iuite ill, but Dr. Cheerie says he'll soon have me ‘looking like myself again.’ ” “Ah! how delicate of him to put it in that way In your case!" exclaimed Miss Belting. “How do you mean?” “Well, you know, he usually tells a convalescent 'l’ll soon have you look ing like your old self again.’ ” LOOKING FOR LEE. landlubber (shipped at last port) —"Er, please, sir, where’ll I find L«e Scuppers, sir?” At the Concert. He, looking around —Of course, the Styles are not here yet. They are al ways late. She —Not always, dear. “Yes, always. I’ll tell you what I’ll do; I’ll bet you a pair of kid gloves that they come in late.” "Oh, dear! You always want to bet on a sure thing.” “How so?" "Why, you know very well that everything you bet on is sure to come in last." Mistake Made Somewhere. Mrs. Kindle (whose husband had told her that the apartment house was the proper thing for her, on the princi ple of suites to the sweet) —Henry said an awfully nice thing to me to day. Mrs. Kandle —Yes? Mrs. Kindle—Yes. He said this was just the place for —flats to the—why, somehow that doesn't sound right, after all.—Boeton Transcript. To Be Avoided. Somebody in the company spoke of that college professor who claims that he never was kissed. "My!” said the pretty little maiden witth the big. round, innocent eyes. “What an awful accumulation of mi crobes he must have!” And the - shrug of her dainty shoul ders was eloquent of repugnance. Ancient Football. Hannibal lined up his elephants and then arranged his army behind them. “Our lino is heavy enough.” he mused. "And our back field isn't so light, either,” he added as he glanced at the black Carthaginians. Then he gave the signal and plowed through the Roman right guard for a considerable gain. Nothing' Doing. "Pogr man!” said the benevolent old lady at the door;so you are out of work?” “Yes, ma'am,” replied the tattered one; "thero’s nothing doing in my line, just now.” "What is your line, my good man?" "Takin’ straw votes on election, ma’am.” His Pride. Mrs. Jones —Did Smartly give you that plugged dollar? Why don’t you give it back to him?” Jones —If I did he’d think It was be cause I couldn't pass it off, and I don't want him to think that I’m not just as smart as he is.—Detroit Free Press. Better Brands. “Ah, my poor man,” said the old lady in front of the Wood Alcohol ex change, "you look worried. Are you afraid booze vyill get the best of you?” “No,” replied Rummy Robinson, "I am afraid I won’t get the best of booze." Horse Power. “Pa. what does it mean toy a ten horse-power automobile?” “One that has the power to frighten ten horses to death every time it cuts loose down the boulevard, my boy."— Cincinnati Commercial-Tribune. What to Expect. The Teacher —What do you suppose tve will do when Gabriel Mows his horn, Tommie? Tommie—Oh. I suppose we’ll jump and think it's an automobile a-comin’. No Sign. Ethel —Are you sure the count was Intoxicated last night? Edythe—Positive. Why, he couldn’t pronounce his own name. Ethel —But you must remember that he is a Russian count. It All Depends. Giles —"How far is it from your house to the nearest saloon?” Smiles —“Well, it is three minutes' walk from my house to the saloon and about thirty minutes’ walk back.” An Idea of Heaven. “It was ridiculous of the minister to say those things were 'as widely re moved as heaven and hell," remarked the modern Pharisee. "But the things in question were very widely removed.” “O! that's all right, but how could heaven be heaven if it were so widely .. removed from the other place that you couldn't see your enemies there?" — 1 Catholic Standard and Times. What Would Happen. "I wonder if we should tell the little savage children about Santa Claus?” said the missionary as Christmas ap proached. “No,” cautioned his friend. "If we do they will expect us to distribute stockings.” Establishing His Claim. "Yes, he's looked upon as the laziest man in his set.” ‘Why so?” “He's the Inventor of a self-lighting cigarette.” Supplement to an Old Saying. His friend —Money talks. The promoter—Yes, but sometimes it’s mighty hard to get it to listen. HE WAS NOT TO BE CONGRATULATED. She—Did you send Jonsor a telegram of congratulation upon his mar riage. He—No; one of condolence. He married my divorced wife. Discretion. “You never laugh at young Mr. Bliz zins’jokes.” , "No,” answered Miss Cayenne. “I like Mr. Blizzins. I am afraid he will get to trying to be clever every time he meets me and become a nuisance.” Social Economy. One—Since poor Jack Waring died his widow really seems to be on the decline. The Other—Declining. Is she? It will be safe to ask her to dinner, then. Some Think So. Willie—Pa, what does “trust” moan? Pa —well, "trust” means confidence for one thing. Willie —Then a "trust magnate” is a condence man. Jsn’t he?—Catholic Standard and Times. Proof Enough. “Oh, mamma, I know there's a flea on me,” cried little Ethel. “How do you know it is a flea, dear?” asked mamma. "Why. fc*:ause 1 can’t catch it!” How It Worked. Smilhkins —"I called on that doctor you recommended yesterday.” Slowun—‘‘Did you tell him I sent I you ?” Smith Si ins—" Yes.” Slowun—"What did he say?” Smithkins—"He suid under the cir cumstances he would expect me to pay in advance.” Might Have Been Worse. Mrs. Gaddsby—My! I was at f o dentist's this afternoon and he made ] me keep my mouth open a whole hour. | It nearly killed me. Mrs. Stillwater—Yes. but it might j have been worse. If he had made you keep your mouth shut for half that long it would have killed you for sure. In Darktown Theatrical Circles. “I sho' didn't like it when he tried to play Romeo to my Juliet.” "To yo' Juliet! You don’t mean to say ho wuz tryin’ to play Romeo to yo' Juliet —an you a man?” “He slio’ wuz! An’ me an’ Juliet ain’t been married six moths, nelder!” —New Orleans Times-Democrat. Good Reason for Envy. They were bragging about the'r home towns. “I," said one, proudly, “came from Cincinnati.” “I envy you,” asserted the Clevolaml man. "Indeed?” “Yes. I'm just going there.” Next Door to an Atheist. Dyles —Did you ever come across a more conceited fellow than Bulger ! They say he is an atheist, and I be lieve he is. Bonter —I wouldn’t like to go so far as that, but I know that he doesn’t recognize the existence of a superior being.—Town and Country. A Difference. Young Lady—You are a wonderful master of the piano. I hoar. Prof, von Spieler (hired for the oc casion)—l blay aggompaniments sometimes. “Accompaniments to singing?” "Aggompaniments to gonversa tlons.” —New York Weekly. In After Years. Again the village blacksmith stood under the spreading chestnut tree. Jingling the coins in his pocket he spake: "I care not who mases the autos of the nation provided I make the re pairs.” Nothing to Say. Cholly—l suppose she doesn’t like me because I never flatter. I always say what I think. Miss Sharp—Ah! Is that all? Per haps her dislike, then, is due to the fact that you never say anything. The Remarkable Thing. He —Miss Eider tells me she's only 22. That seems remarkable, doesn't itr She —Not at all. It would have been remarkable if she had told the truth. Long-Felt Want. Customer —“Say, what kind of a crazy novel is this, anyway? It begins with the last chapter and ends with the first.” Bookseller—"Oh, that edition is In tended for ladies only.” The Usual Size for Him. Little Elmer—“ Papa, what is a hy pochondriac?" Professor Broadhead —“A hyper confidence man. isn’t he?—Catholic ease, b"t many complaints—Puck. A FAIR CANVASS PROMISED BY STATE BOARD Statement Issued by Colorado Canvass ing Board—Will Be Guided Solely by the Law. Denver, Dec. 31.—Tlu* members of the Slate Board of Canvassers, with the exception of Governor Peabody, yesterday issued a statement explain ing their position in the gubernatorial controversy and election contests that they have dealt with. Governor Pea body, being a contestant, did not at tach his name to the statement: The statement: “Denver, Colo., Dec. 30, 1901. "The attitude of the State Board of Canvassers, of which we are members, as to the gubernatorial controversy, having been misrepresented and our motives questioned, we feel that it is just and proper that the public should be advised as to our real position. "Our duties have been defined by the courts of the state, and in the perform ance of such duties we have been guided solely by the law. The action of the State Board of canvassers was taken without reference to any bearing | it might have on the gubernatorial : contest. The majority of the joint ses | sion of the Senate and the House of ! Representatives would have been over whelmingly Republican, regardless of 1 our action. "Wo favor the action tnken by the j Supreme Court to-day and urge that ! its finings and .order be accepted as | final by the Legislature. "We desire to say that there is no j conspiracy on the part of this board, or any of its members, to overthrow the will of-the people, or attempt to do * so, but, on the contrary, we hold and advise whoever the recount of the bal ! lots, under such rules as the Supreme i Court may prescribe, in the city and ! county of Denver, shows to bo elected, j is entitled to the office of governor, I and we believe that nil good citizens j will acquiesce in the result. 1 "Whoever may be seated as gov ernor. we desire that the result be ac- I compiished by honest methods and ' that the will of the people be supreme. "JAMES COWIE, "Secretary of State. “WHITNEY NEWTON. “State Treasurer. "JOHN A. HOLMBERG, “Auditor of State. "N. C. MILLER, "Attorney General.” WILL OPEN BOXES. Supreme Court Orders Every Ballot Box in Denver Examined. Denver, Dec. 31. —The Supreme Court yesterday passed upon Gov. emor Adams’ application that all the ballot boxes in the city of Denver be examined along the same lines as th“ boxes already opened by the supreme Court. The court orders the appointment of two experts, one of whom shall be sug gested by each political party, to ex amine the contents of the boxes. The court also will name a referee to watch the work of the experts on the bal lots and to report his observations to the court. The court adds that the investiga tion will be continued into any and ev ery alleged violation of the order of court issued prior to election, and into the registration lists upon which it is charged there are fictitious or fraudu lent names. The court orders that the entire cost of all this examination must be paid by the parties to tho suit —one-half by each. Port Must Soon Fall. Toklo, Dec. 31.—The Navy Depart ment published last night a letter writ ! ten by a man on board the battleship : Sevastopol, which had fallen into tho i hands of the Japanese. The writer de -1 spairs of the relief of the fortress, and tells of the destruction wrought by Jap anese shells. He says the Russians are resigned to their fate and are determined to fight 1 to a finish rather than suffer the shame i of surrender owing to starvation. Fol lowing is the text of the letter: I "The fortress cannot resist after Do j comber. The progress of t ho enemy in reducing our principal line of outer | defenses is not fully known, but it is I irresistible. "We the sadly disappointed over the non-arrival of the second Pacific squadron and are daily nearing-our miserable end. "General Stoessel’s so*called impreg nable line of outer defenses is now myth. With 203-Metre hill lost, the fall of Port Arthur cannot be avoided. Its capture by the Japanese means the fall of the town, however strong the other defenses. "The new town Is at the mercy of the enemy’s fire. The old town alone is defendable, and hero alone may re sistance be prolonged. “Two-thirds of the defenders of 202- Metre hill were lost. "The Sevastopol, which was exposed to the enemy’s fire in the day time, on the night of December Bth, without be ing towed, left the harbor with only j 111, instead of her complement of GGU souls. When she went out she had her nets down, but was struck twice by the enemy’s torpedoes and was beached, irreparably damaged. Gen eral Stoessel highly praised the offi cers and crew of the ship. "Fuel is almost unobtainable and it is impossible to keep our bodies warm. “We no longer have a wireless' tele graph system and have no means of communicating with the outside world. , Our isolation is complete. There is no new’s and we had no information for a long time.” Judge Carpenter Exonerated. Denver, Dec. 30. —The caso of Judge Carpenter was brought before the Su preme Court yesterday. The Judge gave eight reasons why he assumed jurisdiction in the mandamus proceed ing contrary to the order of the higher courts. He held that under ordinary conditlpns Ward and Beshoar were en titled to the relief asked for, and that the State Canvassing Board should bo mandamused to count certain votes. At the same time that he issued the writs, Judge Carpenter held that he did not know that the Supreme Court had ruled that "no District Court or Judge had any power to issue such writs.” Chief Justice Gabbert said (hat the answer from Judge Carpenter was what the court had expected, that he had acted in good faith and was un aware of the action of the Supreme Court when he signed the writs. This being the case, the matter would be dropped on the understanding that Judge Carpenter dismissed the pro ceedings in the lower court. This was done later. CONDENSED TELEGRAMS The annua) meeting of tho Ameri can Baseball Association will be held at Chicago January 16tn. The long drouth at Pittsburg. Penn sylvania, was broken December 23d by heavy and continued rains. Rev. Albion W. Knight of St. Phil lip’s Episcopal cathedral, Atlanta, has been consecrated bishop of Cuba. Statisticians estimate that tho losses by tho recent uncommonly dense fog > in London amounted to $3,000,000 a , day. The Sultan of Morocco has adopted a vigorous anti-foreign policy and French domination is likely to be re- j sistod to the extent of a revolution. A dispatch from Tangier, Morocco, says that tho German legation hrfS ; warned German subjects in Fez to prepare to leave at a moment's notice t Andrew Carnegie presented to tho Braddock Carnegie library and the Homestead Carnegie library, Penn- ; sylvania, $35,000 each as a Christmas gift. Tho total gate receipts of tho Britt- ; Nelson light at San Francisco were $20,900, of which Britt received $8,817, Nelson $5,918 and the Yoscmlte club $12,105. Vico Admiral Lord Charles Bercs ford has been appointed to succeed Admiral Domvllle in command of the British Mediterranean squadron, on May Ist. The Department of Commerce and has purchased ground at El ! l»aso, Texas, and ordered the erection of a $15,000. building for tho immigra j tion service. I King Peter has signed the new press law, which practically abolishes free • dom of the press in Servla, though I aimed principally at the anti-dynastic | and opposition papers. I For secreting whiskey for holiday ! ; entertainments a large number of na- I val cadets at Annapolis were sent to j the prison-ship Santee and three were J recommended for dismissal, i It is estimated that it cost Chi ! cago more than $22,000,000 to celebrate i Christmas. Never before was money I expended so freely In celebrating a hol ] iday In the history of the city. I A Hague dispatch says that tho re port that Holland will place Sabang, ia the straits settlements, at the dis , posal of the Russian second Pacific ! squadron, is devoid of. foundation. ; W. C. Matthews, the negro football I and baseball player, has been elected i one of Harvard's senior class day offi cers. This Is among the highest hon | ors in the gift of Crimson undergrad | uates. I The Hamburg line steamer Patricia* '■ which arrived in New York on Christ mas Day, brought over 2.435 steerage 1 passengers, most of whom were Rus sians lleelng to avoid the army con scription. | Tho governor of Moscow has offl . dally condemned the resolution of tho Moscow town council December 13th, advocating popular control of the gov ernment and freedom of the press and of meeting. Henry Molyneux Paget Howard, earl of Suffolk and Berkshire, was married in Washington December 27th to Miss Marguerite Hyde Lelter, a daughter at 1 Mrs. Levi Z. Loiter and a sister of Lady Curzon. j After having been exhibited for more than forty yeqrs, during which time he has visited nearly all the principal j cities of the United States and Europe. William Connery, known as "The Irish Giant," has been sent to the New York City almshouse. Connery Is seven feet ! one Inch in height. I Work has begun on the last stage of a pipe lino which will convey oil from tho fields of Indian Territory to tho refineries in Ijong Island City and Green Point, Men are now preparing to lay pipes under the East river. The lino will be 2.000 miles long and 2,000 men will watch it to detect breaks. Prussia Is negotiating treaties with the other German states for the col lective management of state lotteries i and will thus reduce the expenses and then share the proceeds on an equita ble system of percentages, avoiding the multiplication of agents and advertls- , ing, and removing the necessity for costly competition. i Major Edward E. Hardin of the Sev enth Infantry, U. S. A., has been tried j by court martial aiid acquitted of tin charge of neglect of duty. Major Har ; din was charged with neglect of duty r -in not having a sufficient guard at Ma late prison, from which thirty-three i native prisoners,escaped recently, after j ; killing three guards, i Russia Is on the eve of abolishing the passport system. The matter has ! already been decided In principle by the commission which is investigating tho passport question. A new law will be promulgated by the Senate within six weeks, as one of the solid reforms resulting from the administration of Interior Minister Sviatopolk-Mlrsky. i A statement of the extent of ship ments of exhibits from the World's Fair has been made by tho director of exhibitors. Nearly half of tho do mestic and twenty-five per cent, of tho foreign exhibits have been shfp'pCd and twenty-five to thirty pf-r cent, of the i domestic and half of the foreign re maining are packed and ready'for shipment. „, . * Barney Oldfield suc‘cAc£U‘d..irf lower ; Jpg all automobile records f r6,m two to nine miles at Agricultural park track, ) joh Angeles, December. 21 st. The rec ords as they now stand ajre as follows, all being new except the one-mile: One mile, 53 seconds; two miles, 1:46 2-5; three miles, 2:39 4-5; four miles, 3:35 3-5; five miles, 4:29; six miles, 5:22 2-5; seven miles, 5:15-1-5; eight, miles, 7:09 1-5; nine miles, 8:04. According to a cablegram from Baron Klyoura, minister of agriculture and commerce of Japan. T>. R. Francis, of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, is to be decorated with the gold medal of the first grade of merit of the order of the Rising Sun. Frederick J. V. SklfT. director of exhibits, and J. E. Smith, who was sent to Japan to so licit the participation of the nation as well as of private exhibitors, are also to be decorated. Admiral Sir Erasmus Ommanney. the "father of the British navy.” died at Portmouth December 21st. He was the last survivor of the battle of Nav arino, fought in 1827, which resulted in the destruction of the Truklsh fleet. ! The admiral was horn in 1814 and en- i , tered the navy In 1826. Mrs. Nellie Dent. Sharp, widow of Major Alexander Sharp. U. S. A., and sister of the late Mrs. U. S. Grant, died ; at Washington City December 26th. i Tho hody will be burled at the Pre- I sidlo, San Francisco, where the re- i mains of Major Sharp, who died three i years ago. are Interred. AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION OF COLORADO, SEASON OF 1904 Value. Wheat * 1 2 , 238'978 Hay an,l forage •••••• Bariev vi ", i:::::::::;::: . ::::::::::::: -'C2.so<> 'Potatoes 4,000,000 Garden products M,lonßaad eaa.aloupea ,«***, Honey 244.000 Wod . 1.614.000 Dairy products 7,297,272 Total BEET SUGAR PRODUCTION OF COLORADO, 1904. Sugar District— Acreage. Tons beets. Av.lbs. Lbs M'f’d. Vo, on 3.700 41,780 200* 8.35G.000 Greeley 4,100 48,580 200 9.716.000 Windsor' 3.300 4G.680 200 9,336,000 Fort Collins 6.400 82,780 200 16.556.000 Loveland 8.100 119,680 200 23.936.000 Longmont 4.000 53.780 200 10.756.000 Rockv Ford 10,000 129.000 200 2;*.800,000 Sugar City 4.000 61,170 200 12.234.000 Grand Junction 3.500 40.550 Jioo 8.1 10,000 Totals 47.100 625,000 ... 126.000,000 •Estimate by prominent sugar maker. FACTS REGARDING COLORADO’S BEET SUGAR INDUSTRY. 47.100 acres planted in sugar beets. 625,000 tons of beets marketed. . 125,000,000 pounds or sugar manufactured (estimated average ot -00 ins. of sugar to a ton of beets). 13.15 per cent, or sugar to a ton of beets. $6,250,000 value of the refined sugar at 5 cents a pound (average retail price). . , - , $3,125,000 paid to farmers nt an average of $.» a ton for beets. $700,000 paid to factory labor (estimated by a Colorado manufacturer). $10,000,000 invested In sugar plants in Colorado. PRODUCTS LIVE STOCK AND WOOL IN COLORADO —1904. I ** hee| * ’ 750,000 Hogs ,••••; ... 1.260.000 I Horses and mules 1 514 000 Number and value of live stock in Colorado Jartuatry 1. 1904, compared with same date 1903: 1 ——-r- 1903 Value. No. Head. Value. - Ilancc cuttle 1.2111,11110 $-'1,750.0(W 1.200,571 .21,420.76.. Milch cSwa 128.600 2.868.000 121.775 2,053.250 Sheen 2.175.000 5,137.500 1.840.000 4.154.000 ‘ .... 110,500 773,800 74.382 557,855 Horaea:::::::::: !i«.««« Mules 10,100 GOG,OOO 9.098 627,684 To(nl 3,850,200 $42,170,000 3,615,112 $38,859,037 LIVE STOCK SLAUGHTERED IN DENVER. 1904. 1903. ( * a(tlc 45,577 35,731 Horn 155.882 142.007 Total value of live stock handled through Denver In 1904, $10,399,998. IRRIGATED LANDS IN COLORADO. 1900. 1904. 1 Number of Irrigated farms 1 ootlSi | Number of acres Irrigated Total cost of systems $ 1 1.508.137 $ I J. 078.0( - Average cost per acre ............. *7.-0 ! Total cost of irrigation construction in Colorado $19,678 « Cost of construction during year 1904 2,900.000 Projected Construction. United States government * S'aSiniK Irrigation Hot. Total Federal Reclamation Fund. National reclamation fund to June 30, 1901, estimated •S XH'SS National reclamation fund to June 30, 1905, estimated 970 429 Derived from sales «f public lands in Colorado to June 30, 1904 1,591,167 Allotted to Colorado 2,250.000 Colorado Dairy Products. Colorado creameries have paid out $3,000,000 for dairy products the past year. They have made 15,000,000 pounds or butter. They have bought the milk from 150,000 cows. They have distributed cash among 30,000 dairy farmers. They have shipped 5,000,000 pounds of butter out of the state. The Littleton creamery, on lower Nineteenth street, in Denver, alone has paid out $1,000,000 to dairy farmers for 1 heir products in the year just dosed. The Littleton has made 5,000,000 pounds of butter and has shipped 2,- 000,000 pounds of it to New York, Snn Francisco and Seattle. It has taken 15.000,000 gallons of milk to make this butter and 50,000 cows have been milked morning and evening every day of the year to fui uish the milk and 10,000 people on farms have been handling the milk. The creamery has fifteen special curs which It sends out on fast passenger trains to gather up the cream and bring it to Denver, and tho railroads get S2OO a day for freight charges. It Is claimed that for the’flrst time in the history of the state the amount of dairy products were this year equal to the home consumption. This does not mean that, products w re not shipped In from other states, but it means that the exchange was equal, and soon Colorado will begin to have a balance of trade to her credit In her commerce with the outside world in these lines instead of having to be Blip piled.. New Sugar Factories. By the opening «»r the next sugar eampnign in the fall of this year, two more Colorado factories will he nudy to’ begin slicing beets. The American Sugar Beet Company, which built the plant at Sugar City, and 19 owned by the Oxnard.s, lias already begun tho construction of a plant nt Lamar. Machinery for the Lamar factory is to In* brought from an abandoned plant at Norfolk. Nebraska, which the Oxnards own. They find that Colo rado is much superior to Nebraska for growing sugar beets. Lamar farmers for several years have been raising beets which they have shipped to the Rocky Ford fac tory. With the building of this new factory the Rocky Ford plant will he relieved of a part of Its burden and the farmers of that section will be able to plant and dispose of a larger acreage at home. The Umar farm ers have contracted with tho* com pany to grow 4,000 acres for the next five years. They marketed some 30,- 000 tons of beets at Rocky Ford the past year. The Morey-Boettcher syndicate of Colorado capitalists, who already con trol six sugar factories In the northern section of the state, are to build a fac tory at Sterling.. They have already filed articles of Incorporation with the secretary’ of 'state. and It Is promised that the plant shall be In operation by next October. The company Is to he known as the Sterling Sugar Company, and Is capi talized for $750,000. The plant will have a capacity of not less than GOO tons. The directors are C. S. Morey. Charles Boettcher, M. D. Thatcher. W. A. Dixon and Charles Waterman. Colorado Statistics. 1 The Denver News gives the follow -1 Ing table of condensed Colorado sta tistics: f Population, 600,000. Product per capita, $220, highest In • the world. Yield lo farmer per acre, $55. Coal and coke employes, 11.G83; coal . output, 1901, 6,776,551 lons. Internal revenue receipts, 1904, $764,000. 1 State land open to settlers, 1,912,156 acres. Value of all raw products, 1904, ’ $132,118,375. 1901 mining, smelling and milling dividends for state, $13,697,548. ' Cripple Creek’s gold product, 1904, 1 $1,8,000,000; Incorporated company I dividends. $‘2,058,133; total dividends, . $3,663,433. Total metal output for 1904, $17. : 285,111 ; gold, $28,151,646; silver, SB,- i 998,215; bad. $1,731,483; copper, sl.- 132,578—a total gain of $7,000,000 over last y< ar. Barrels of oil produced, (550,000; value of crude oil, $1,000,000. Bullion handled at smelters and mint and values in lead and copper show a total valuation of about $66,000,000. Beet sugar product, 1898, none; 1901, $6,672,000; average tons beets per acre. 11; sugar output, 1904, 111,200*,000 pounds. Pueblo steel plant employes, 8,000; value of plant. $50,000,000; plant will spend $8,000,000 In 1905; annual pay roll. $9,600,000. Live stock, 1904, $11,100,000; head of stock In state, 3,850,000; output of live slock and wool, $13,000,000. Grand prizes at World’s Fair, 16; gold medals, 150; sliver und''<4M’onze medals, 601. Farms added to irrigated arch since 1900; 5,500; private concerns will | spend $6,000,000 In reclamation enter prises; United States has now pro jested for 1905. $2,250,000. Agricultural product for year, $17.- 156,264; this total Includes vegetables, hay. cereals. $34,048,764; milk and inilk products, $7,500,000; poultry and eggs, $2,000,000. Total lands owned by the state, 3,- 789,199 acres. Ten million dollars are Invested in Colorado sugar factories. One man in Northern Colorado har vested 168.000 sacks of potatoes. Colorado apples were shipped to Cal ifornia the past year and established a record for themselves that opens up a new market hereafter. Montezuma county raises Wolf 'River apples, specimens of which weigh thirty-one ounces, and they aro a perfect apple In every way. Has It occurred to you that tho Greeley district raised $3,000,000 worth of potatoes last year. The enor mous crop made up for the low prices. A large portion of the crop is stored for higher prices. If all the sheep in Colorado were gathered In one flock anil should Join in a chorus of "hah" that would b<- considerable of a bleat, because then are 2.175,000 of them. A combined grunt by all the Colorado bogs would need to be divided Into 110,000 parts if one wished to know how much each grunted.