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Committing suicide with a girl’s pic
ture in your hand is Indisputably moan
treatment of the girl.
There are 8,000 living authors In
this country, but you wouldn't know
it from the number of live books.
The suggestion that the growth of
New York’s 400 to 800 is due to nat
ural increase will be scouted as ab
The various baseball teams have be
gun winning next season’s pennant
with all their old-time ease and confi
At la6t we have discovered what
fruit It was that Mother Eve ate with
such disastrous results. It was a cock
tail cherry.
A Brooklyn Judge says a man who
dyed his hair Is weak-minded. Prob
ably because he does away with the
gray matter.
Field Marshal Oyama says: “Provi
dence is with us.” He must he try
ing to make I\>biedonostsetf go cracy
and bite himself.
When It Is said that "the typewriter
girl is thirty years old," mind you.
reference is made to the typewriter (
girl as an institution.
According to Lieut. Peary, Arctic
cold cures baldness. And where there
are no baldheails we note that chorus
girls are never found.
When ten men own the United
{Hates the people will at least know
where to place the responsibility if
things are not satisfactory.
A man in Arkansas has an alligator
farm, and hatches out the young ’ga
tors in an incubator. Some new way
of making a living turns up every day.
Monkeys will pick prunes in Califor
nia. Why can’t they he utilized to
gather the chestnuts that are scat
tered by after-dinner speakers in Illi
If music as a curative agent comes
Into general use. will the effects of an
overdose of classical strains be modi
fed by the careful exhibition of rag
People who object to the use of that
convenient word ''Hello!” as used over
the telephone, apparently haven’t
■topped to consider how easily it is
A comedian- in one of the nww the
atrical productions broke his arm
while endeavoring to make his part
mirth-provoking. Stage humor Ib no
longer subtle.
TCngland estimates that she has real
enough In the national bin to last for
450 years. Ami by that time the groat
majority of the present generation will
not need coal.
Prince Fusbimi is home again, inurh
Impressed with American hospitality.
His secretary is ho busy, however, that
the prince will rot write a book about
the United States.
An Atlantic City policeman has been
married thirteen years, and this week
his thirteenth child was born. He says
ho Isn’t a b*t supars ttour, but he
wAnts an increase of pay.
Whenever the foreign correspond
ents can’t think of anything else to
write about they report that Germany
and England "almost came to a dec
laration of war Inst week.”
Some people are eternally consider
ate. “Fat, Isn't she?” said the thought
less one, referring to a woman on the
■troct. "Well,” said the considerate
one gently, "she certainly Is plump."
A Kentucky chambermaid who
found 14.000 under a pillow received a
reward of $1 when she returned the
money to 1U owner. Pretty good sum
for a man who will put 84,000 under a
Don’t laugh at the New York Wom
en's Scclety for Political Study, for
after all Is said and done it is woman
who must solve the "race su'clde”
problem—providing there is such a
The oditorlal writer of the Century
Magazine starts the question, Can a
nation be a gentleman? Considering
that It is always spoken of as either
neuter or feminine, we should say it
for she) cannot.
The New York show girl who pawn
ed her automobile to keep her through
tho winter, because she was so very
destitute, must hnve been sorely
paint*! and shocked next day when she
saw her picture in the paper.
Tliere Is such a thing as being too
cautious, henefc we cannot blame the
New York man who Is suing for di
vorce because ills wife Insisted on
soaring her shoes to bed so that she
might be prepared for instant flight In
case of fire.
The oldest inhabitant of Lynn.
Mass., now 103 years old. attributes
her long life In largo part to her
resolute abstention from gossip about
her neighbors. Kind nature has pro
vided that the habitual gossip shall
rot live long.
A Maine woman, annoyed by her
hnsband's snoring, quietly anointed
the sleeper's nostrils with mutton tal
low, and thereafter slept In peace, the
hearings of his nose being well lubri
cated. Tho3o New England women
are lnventlvo.
A merchant recently died In Schen
ectady, N. Y., at the age of thirty-four,
who woro one hat for fifteen years
and had not had hie hair cut for twen
ty years. The case of this man shows
that any one can save money if ho
will Just make uo bla mind to do it
Following la a list of seme of the
more important hills Introduced in the
Colorado Legislature. It does not In
! elude the regular appropriation bills,
1 or the bills for local Improvements. In
• all, there were 408 bills introduced In
(the House and 371 In the Senate, a to
-1 tal of 779. A large share of these are
| practically duplicates, the same meas
ure being Introduced In both houses:
Benate Bills.
S. B. 158. Booth—A bill for an act
to repeal an art to amend Section 1,
of an act entitled “An act to provide
for the safe keeping, care, mainte
nance and instruction of girls commit
ted to the Btate Industrial School for
Girls, approved April 10, 1899.” Ap
proved April 10, 1903. Finance.
S. B. 164, Hill—A bill for an act con
cernlng gambling and providing proper
punishments therefor and to repeal all
acts and parts of acts in conflict here
S. B. 165, Robertson—A bill for an
act to amend an act entitled “An act
to protect the public health and reg
ulate the practice of medicine in the
state of Colorado." Approved March
14. 1881, and to amend an act entitled
“An act to amend an act entitled, 'An
act to protect the public health anti
regulate the practice of medicine In the
state of Colorado." Approved April 7,
1885. State affairs.
8. B. 168, Taylor—A bill for an act
to make an appropriation for tho fur
ther construction, widening nnd im
provement of the state wagon road
from the city of Denver to the city of
Grand Junction, which road was es
tabllsted by an act entitled, “An act
to construct. Improve and repair a
state wagon road from the city of Den
ver, Arapahoe county, Colorado,
to the city of Grand Junction.
Mesa county, Colorado, with certain
branch roads therefrom.” Approved
May 3, 1899. Finance.
S. B. 170, Crowley—To create a stats
board of railroad and labor commis
sioners and to prescribe their duttes
and powers. Railroads and corpora
8. B. 172, Drake—To appropriate the
sura of $70,000 for the purpose of sup
plementing and extending the course
of instruction at the State Agricultural
College and the work of the experl
ment station conducted in connection
with said college. Finance.
8. B. 173, Alexander —An act to cre
ate the office of state forester to pro
vide for the protection and preserva
tion of timber on state and school
lands, to provide a penalty for tres
pass committed on forest lands, the
timber thereon, and to provide for the
prevention and extinguishment of for
est Area within the state of Cdlorado.
Fish, forestry and game.
8. B. 174, Kennedy—To reqnire all
persons operating hoisting engines or
machinery used In lowering or elevat
ing cages or other contrivances for the
taking of men into or out of under
ground ralr.es, or any portion thereof,
to have certain qualifications and to
be licensed. Mines and mining.
S. B. 175, Owen —To regulate the
practice of osteopathy in the state of
Colorado and to create an osteopathic
board and to provide for the punish
ment of tho violation of this act and
to repeal all acta or parts of acts In
conflict herewith. State affairs.
S. B. 176, Wood—To prevent and
punish fraud in sales of manufactured
goods, wares and merchandise by "itin
erant venders” and to regulate such
sales. Judiciary.
S. B. 177, Wood—ln relation to garn
ishment. Judiciary.
S. B. 183, Alexander—To establish a
system of free public employment of
fices in Colorado and making protec-
Hon for the operation and maintenance
thereof. Labor.
S. B. 184. Campbell—To submit to
Ihe qualified voters of the state of
Colorado amendments to nrtlcle 5 of
tho constitution of the Btate of Colo
rado establishing tho people’s veto
through the optional referendum and
i direct initiative by petition. Consti
tutional amendments.
8. B. 185. Ballinger—Creating a bu
reau of building, loan and savings as
sociation In the Insurance departments
i»f the auditor of state; designating
the auditor of state as the inspector of
such association, the deputy superin
tendent of insurance to be ex-officio
deputy inspector in such bureau; de
fining the duties of such Inspector and
providing for the expense of such bu
reau. State nffalrp.
House Bills.
H. B. 153, Adamson —For the better
protection of trainmen and to regulate
training of ebctric wires over rail
way tracks. Corporations and Rail
H. B. 155, McEwen —To appropriate
money for the Kansas water case. Ap
H. B. 158, Thomas—To prohibit boy
cotts, etc. Judiciary.
11. B. 159, Sterling—To declaro the
use of the word "scab” to be scandal
and libel. Judiciary.
H. B. 162, Hurd—To amend laws
concerning the burial of discharged
soldiers and sailors. Finance, Ways
and Means.
H. B. 163, Healey—For a wagon road
over Arapahoe pass to Grand county.
Hoads and Bridges.
H. B. 108, Helstand—To Amend chat
tel mortgage laws. Judiciary.
H. B. IG9, Miller—To provide for a
fish hatchery in Grand county. Fish,
Forestry and Game.
H. B. 172, Bromley—For erection of
a statue in memory of H. A. W. Tabor.
Finance, Ways and Means.
H. U. 173, Alexander and Dungan—
To regulate common carriers nnd to
create a board of railroad commission
ers. Corporations ami Railroads.
11. B. 174, by Church—To amend tho
law concerning changing point of di
version of water from th'o public
streams. Agriculture ami Irrigation.
H. B. 17f>, by Thomas—To recover
money lost in games of cards. Judi
H. B. 177, by Frewen—To amend
laws concerning the election of direc
tors of railroads. Corporations and
H. B. 178, by Frewen—To authorize
railway compnnlcs to acquire other
roads. Corporations nnd Railroads.
H. B. 179, by Pomeroy—Concerning
damages sustained by employes. Cor
porations and Railroads.
11. B. 184, by McLeod—Concerning
ordinances granting franchises for pub
lic utilities. Corporations and Rail
H. B. 185, by Koezer (by request)—
In relation to stunling chickens. Stock.
H. B. 186, by Keeser—To appropriate
52,000 for the Colorado State Poultry
Association. Finance, Ways and
11. B. 187, by Alexander—For county
fish hatcheries. Fish, Forestry and
H. B. 189. by Thompson—To provide
tor th<e compeasattoa of county’ com
aiiasftmom in counties of the third
•lass. Conn ties and County Linos.
Senator Taylor haa received from F.
E. Edbrooke an estimate of the cost to
change the side-entrances of the capl
tol building to conform with ihe main
entrance, fixing the cost at SIO,OOO, one
half the estimate of the board of Capi
tol managers.
Auditor A. E. Bent has announced
the appointment of Morris Iz-hraann of
Teliuride to be chief clerk of the Insur
ance department. This position pays
$175 a month and formerly was filled
by W. 8. Daniels, who was promoted
to be a deputy auditor at the begin
ning of the biennial term.
The House adopted the joint memor
ial by Mr. Baer asking Congress to re
peal the section of the land laws which
prohibits stockmen from fencing In
springs and water courses on the pub
lic domain, but to provide that when
springs are so fenced in the water shall
be conducted to the outside, where
stock could drink without trampling
the source of supply.
The Dodge civil service bill wheat
through the House of Representatives
with no amendments of any note. The
only change made was to provide that
firemen and policemen were under its
provisions at all times. Other officers
of state, county and city might be free
from danger of the law when not in
their offices. The change was to more
effectually keep firemen and policemen
from interfering in election matters.
The committee on stock of the House
decided to report favorably on Keer
er’s bill to make larceny of chickens
after dark a felony. Most of the mem
bers confessed to having suffered from
the depredations of the after-dark fra
ternity, and were unanimous in the
sentiment that the penalty proposed
was far short of the enormity of tho
crime. The committee did not look
favorably upon the bill for the sup
pression of dog fighting, chicken fight
ing and similar diversions of the
brutal, and the bill will be reported in
for Indefinite postponement.
Chairman Breckenrldge of the
House committee on appropriations
has almost completed the work on the
general appropriation bill. The com
mittee is trying to reduce some of the
amounts to be appropriated, on the
theory that the state will have much
less money to handle in the next two
years than It had in the two just
passed. The appropriations committee
is having some trouble In making up
Its estimates, for many bills carrying
appropriations were sent to other com
mittees, and there has been no means
of footing up the totals asked for.
Among the bills passed on second
reading In the Senate Is Drake Bill No.
137, which proposes to require ditch
companies, railroads, etc., to cut sweet
clover along the rights of way and try
to exterminate It as a peat. This weed
was imported to the state and planted
as bee ;>asture. It grows strong and
about five feet high. Drake and Alex
ander made strong pleas for the bill,
but the weed has Its friends In the
Senate. De l.a Vergne and Do Ixing
believe that It cannot be exterminated
in that way. Stock will eat It and It
is very valuable to the bee keepers. It
will thrive in a land white with alkali.
The Republican says that some of
the state senators are beginning to
show some anxiety over the situation
in regard to legislation and are urging
that the meetings start at 9 o’clock.
Practically nothing has been done In
that house; as yet in the way of discus
sion of bills. Not more than a dozen
bills have passed second reading. The
judiciary committee has turned u mass
of bills, but some of the committees
have never met. There are a number
of senators who do not seem to care
whether there Is a law passed .and
while not apparently blocking ihe work
t»r#» r»adv to encourage dilutorinnss
and are ever ready to propose an ad
The statistics of bills introduced in
the House show that tho Fifteenth
General Assembly will be most re
markable In one respect. Five mem
bers of the House did not Introduce a
bill. In past legislatures there have
sometimes been a case where moie,
than one member failed .to put In a
bill, but history does not record a
similar occurrence to five members
falling to do so. The five members
to put In no bills were Griffith, Mcln
tyre, McGuire, Bolslngc-r and Street.
Mulquetn, O'Connell, Veldez, Johnson
and Sherwin put in one bill each. On
the other-band. Bromley Introduced
thirty-five bills, Keezer thirty-three and
Thomas thirty-one. Three members
thus Introduced ninety-nine bills of the
408 put In, almost one fourth of the to
tal. And all three of these members
were from Denver.
By special order, at 11:30 a. m. on
the 7th Inst., the Senate paid tribute
to the memory of the late Senator
Buckley. The resolution adopted was
In part as follows. "Realizing the ir
reparable loss resulting to tho Senate,
to the constituency he represented and
to the state at large, from the death t
of Senator Buckley, wc. his colleagues.'
members of the Senate of the Fif
teenth General Assembly, pause In our
•discussions, our deliberations, our dif
ferences, and in the discharge of our
duties, to bear witness to the worth,
the integrity, the manhood nnd the
citizenship of our departed brother.
As a friend William S. Buckley was
true, steadfast and reliant. A vigor
ous partisan, he fought from the open
with honest, manly weapons. As a
husband and father. Senator Buckley
upproachcd the domuin of the perfect
man. In tho world of affairs the word
of Senator Buckley was his bond. Re
spected nnd honored by his associates,
nnd beloved by bis employes, fils largo
business interests moved onward with
out friction or failure. As a senator he
strove for the right as he was given to
see it. Ho labored incessantly for the
welfare of his district and for tho good
of his state. Although sorely afflicted
with the Insidious malady that caused
his death, he was always at his post ol
duty, performing the tasks his position
imposed upon him, and working faith
fully while strength and life re
mained.” Addresses were made In
eulogy of the late senator by Senators
Drake, De Long. Harris. Cornforth,
Campbell. Hughes nnd Kennedy, and
Govenor Adams. A committee was ap
pointed to see that the late senator’s
desk Is decorated with floweis every
day during the remainder of the ses
A proposition to give the state con
;trol of all the oil refineries within its
borders, and thus enable the refineries
to work In spite of opposition from
the Standard Oil Company, is sub
mitted in a bill which Representative
C. H. Wilder has introduced. The bill
is similar to the one just passed by
the Kansas Ix-gisiVuro. It creates a
state department to supervise the In
dustry. with a board of oil comm is
sloncrs. The board is to have control
it all the refineries of the state to
work them in such manner as wilf both
develop the resources of Colorado In
the matter of oil production nnd nlso
yield the state a return for Its labor
Senate Jealous of Its Prerogative*—
Large Majority Votes Down
President’s Request.
Washington, Feb. 13. —The Senate
yesterday ignored an earnest plea by
the President for ratification of the ar
bitration treaties with eight Enropean
governments as drawn, amended the
treaties in conformity with its ideas
of the Senate's prerogative and ratified
them. There were only nine votes
cast in favor of acceding to the desires*
of the President.
The situation in the Senate over the
arbitration treaties has been strained
for several weeks. The first protest
against the treaties were made by sen
ators from southern stales who sug
gested an amendment which jirecluded
the possibility of arbitration claims
against their states by reason of re
pudiated bonds. Later it was sug
gested that an amendment should be
adopted which changed but one word,
that cf “agreement” to "treaty,” in ar
ticle 2, making the article read as fol
"In each individual case the high
contracting parties, before appealing
to the permanent court of arbitration,
shall conclude a special treaty defin
ing clearly the matter in dispute, the
scope of the powers of the arbitrators
and the periods to be fixed for the
formation of the arbitral tribunal and
the several stages of the procedure.”
The amendment answered the pur
pose of the protests made by the south
ern senators, and in addition to that
established the principle that any mat
ter in the nature of a treaty with a for
eign government must be consum
mated by the President, "with the con
sent of the Senate." In this form the
committee reported the treaties to the
The amendment was adopted by a
vote of 50 to 9.
The President was criticised sharply
because of his letter declaring it to be
a step backward to ratify the treaties
.in the form proposed by the Senate
committee on foreign relations.
Lectures on Colorado.
Denver, Feb. 13.—Mr. and Mrs. Gil
bert McClurg, under the auspices of
the Colorado State Realty Association,
have made bookings for sixty lectures
in sixty days, in six states, on subjects
connected with Colorado. This is their
third transcontinental lecture tour.
The Epworth League, through its na
tional officers, has secured the lecture
on “The Empire of Peak, Pass and
Plain” for presentation in the largest
Methodist churches of Chicago. Mil
waukee, Minneapolis, St. Paul, Detroit,
Omaha, Kansas City, Des Moines.
Atchison, Mudison, Grand Rapids, In
dianapolis and other prominent cities
of the Middle West. It is believed that
the showing of the Colorado pictures
and the presentation of the story of
Colorado’s prehistoric past and present
development (as crystallized by Mr.
and Mrs. McClurg). will secure hordes
of delegates for the Epworth league
convention in Colorado next July.
The Grand Army of the Republic,
which holds Its National Encampment
at Denver in September, Is also engag
ing the McClurg lectures In eastern
cities. George H. Thomas Post No. 5
of Chicago has arranged for the pre
sentation of tills lecture in the splen
did Memorial hall next month. They
also address th«- G. A. R. at Ix’aven
worth. A number of the leading
Young Mens Christian Associations,
which have large auditoriums and con
duct star lecture courses, are booking
Ihe lecture In several states. They
will also appear before many other
noted organizations.
Mitchell's Partner Confesses.
Portland, Ore.. Feb. 12.—Judge A. H.
Tanner, United States Senator Mitch
ell's law partner, confessed in Judge
Bellinger’s court yesterday afternoon
to perjury in his evidence given before
the federal grand Jury In connection
with the Investigation of the land
frauds in this state when testimony
with a view to collecting United States
•Senator Mitchell with the conspiracy
to defraud the government.
Tanner, In ids confession, stated
that there was a business agreement
between Mitchell and Tanner that
Mitchell should have the proceeds
of practice of tho law firm In the fed
eral courts and that Tanner should
have the proceeds resulting from prac
tice before any of the governmental
departments which would involve Sen
ator Mitchell’s oath that he would not
take part in any law proceeding in
which the government Is Interested.
"Judge Tanner, do you expect to tes
tify against Senator Mitchell?” waa
"Yes; I expect to be called as a wit
ness In the caw against Senator Mitch
ell and I will tell the whole truth re
garding the business of the firm, with
out regard to consequences.”
Kansas Oil Fight.
Topeka, Kan.. Feb. 13. —Tho people
of Kansas arc* aroused as never before
in the state’s history over the action
of the Standard Oil Company in shut
ting down all operations in this state.
Thousands of letters front over the
state have been received by members
of the Legislature urging them to pass
the state refinery bill. Tho Chanute
oil producers last night voted unani
mously to communicate with Thomas
W. I-awson of Boston and the Pure Oil
Company of l»c nnsylvanla and invite
them to inter‘.st themselves In the re
fining of tho crude petroleum and the
manufacture of its bi-products in Kan
sas and to advise them that in tho
judgment of the association they
would have the hearty co operation of
the people of Kansas.
The oil producers of Chanute dis
trict have sent this statement to the
House member:- .
"The net of the blacklisting of Kan
sas oil is hereby denounced. We be
lieve it was don. to bring about a con
dition of panic- in the oil fields nnd to
Influence the Le gislature to defeat the
proposed laws. We are proud to see It
Is having the opposite effect.”
Editors Will See Denver.
Colorado Springs, Colo., Feb. 13—-C.
p. Wood of this city, member from Col
orado of the executive committee of
the National Editorial Association, has
returned from a meeting of the com
mittee In Indianapolis, and reports t hat
after the annual convention In Guthrie,
Oklahoma, June 6th, 7th and Bth, the
members of the association will char
ter a special train and travel through
the western portion of the United
States. Colorado Springs and Denver
will be stopping points en route home.
A chamber of commerce has been
organized at Fruita with seventy-seven
charter members.
The American De Forest Wireless
Telegraph Company has begun the in
stallation of its plant at Denver.
A large organization has been
formed at Montrose to build up Mont
rose county and advertise its re
The Grand Aerie of the Fraternal
Order of Eagles will be held in Den
ver next August and Is expected to at
tract nearly 35,000 visitors.
The Moffat road proposes to estab
lish a daily milk train service early
next Bpr>ng between Denver and the
big ranches in Middle Park.
The Colorado Fuel and Iron Com
pany is contemplating installing elec
tricity instead of steam power for the
operation of its coal mines in Fre
mont county.
Captain Winfield Scott Grove, for
merly with the First Colorado and well
known in this state, has recently been
appointed senior inspector at Leyte,
Philippine islands.
An eastern company is said to be in
vestigating deposits of salt said to ex
ist east and north of Pueblo with a
view to building a refinery if results
appear to justify it.
The comptroller of the currency has
authorized the Union National Hank of
Greeley to begin business with $50,-
000 capital. B. D. -Harper is president
and E. J. Oecker'cashier.
The United States Senate has con
firmed the nominations of F. M.
Downer as superintendent, Wilbur
Hodgson assayer and J. W. Milsom
melter and refiner of Denver mint.
Thirteen members of the Gallaudet
College Alumni Association banqueted
at the Albany hotel in Denver on the
10th lost. Some very eloquent
speeches are said to have been handed
The Denver Chamber of Commerce
has reduced its initiation fee from $25
to $lO and removed all limitations as
to membership. An effort will be
made to increase the membership to
Postmaster O. W. Richardson of
died on the Gth lust, at the
age of 72 years. He had been post
master for six years. During the civil
war he Berved in the Twelfth Illinois
The new Fremont county hospital at
the poor farm near Canon City has
been completed at a cost of $30,000. It
will accommodate sixty patients and
there are six padded cells for insane
At the recent first annual meeting
of the Phillips County Farmers’ Insti
tute at Holyoke dry weather farming
was discussed and it was planned to
make experiments of farming by wind
mill irrigation.
Captain John Rrodle Brooks, a vet
eran of the Civil War, died at Aspen
February 7th at the age of seventy
seven years. Captain Brooks came
to Colorado In 1880 nnd was builder oi
the first Bmelter at Ashcroft.
The Amo Oil, Gas and Development
Company, comprised of El Pase
county capitalists, has struck oil at a
depth of 170 feet, seventeen miles cast
of Colorado Springs. The extent of the
How has not been determined.
At Denver, on the oth inst., William
H. Tallman, a civil engineer, while
standing In a bath tub full of water,
reached up to turn on the; electric light
and received a shock of electricity that
caused almost instant death.
Fifty carloads, or 12.500 head, of
lambs, the greatest shipment of the
season, left Greeley February 9th for
market. The lambs were from Greeley
and Eaton and Fort Collins,
and were destined for the Chicago
Miss Katherine Craig, state superin
tendent of schools, and her assistants,
have Just completed the compilation of
a book for the use of the public
schools of the state in arranging
Lincoln and Washington birthday cele
The Littleton postofflee was burglar
ized on the night of February 9th and
an unsuccessful attempt made to blow
open the safe, but the robbers were
frightened away after boring a hole in
the side of the safe and filling it up
with black powder.
Trinidad is to have Its two principal
streets paved. Main street will be
paved from Walnut street west to Ani
mas street nnd Commercial street from
First street to the river. Two layers
of vitrified brick, with a cement foun
dation, will be used.
The State Land Board at its meeting
February Bth sold IGO acres of land in
Prowers county to Sylvester Needham
at an average price of $5 per acre. The
Warren Live Stock Company leased
10,000 acres of state land in Weld
cqunty at 5 cents per acre for ten
Fort Collins will expend over $30,000
this year in the construction of new
sewers. Three new sewer districts
have been created and contracts for
the completion of sewers in two of
them have been let by the city council.
The contract for the third will be let
March Ist.
C. E. Collard, while shoveling snow
in front of the transformer house of
the Tom Boy mine at Tellurlde on the
4th Inst., struck his shovel against a
live wire and was instantly killed by
the shock. In the Smuggler mine on
the same day Ralph Teers had his left
leg broken by falling rock.
The annual report of the manager of
the Fort Collins Beet Growers’ Asso
elation shows that In spite of the
floods last spring the association Is
SIO,OOO better off than it was last year.
It is composed of Fort Collins business
men under contract to plant 1,000 acres
of beets per annum for three years.
Last year It produced 13,577 tons of
beets for which it received $G7,850.
The Supreme Court has refused to
advance the Denver auditorium case,
and it will have to aw-ait its turn on the
regular docket. The suit is the one
brought by the city and county of Den
ver as appellants, against Judge Hal
lett, who secured an injunction in the
District Court preventing the issuance
of $400,000 worth of bonds for the
building of an auditorium.
The building committee of the State
Board of Agriculture has let the con
tract for the erection of an addition
to the mechanical engineering building
at the Agricultural College in Fort
Collins. This addition is to contain a
splendidly equipped wash room for the
use of tho mechanical students.
The board of county commissioners
and the town council, with citizens
throughout Garfield county, have de
cided to purchase a twenty-acre tract
of land near Glenw-ood and present the
same to the state in case Senator Tay
lor’s bill providing for the establish
ment of a state normal school at Glen
wood passes.
Miners Caught and Carried to Their
Death While Out Snowshoeing
Near Their Cabin.
Denver, Feb. 13.—A Republican spe
cial from Silverton last night says:
The first fatal snow-slide of the win
ter occurred this afternoon in the vi
cinity of the Irene mine, on Cement
creek, about seven miles from Silver
ton. Two Austrian miners, Peter Casa
granda and Rudolfo Sarchleti, lost
their lives In a tragic manner, their
bodies being buried under tons of
snow and debris where they probably
will remain until spring, when the
me-ntlng of the snow bring them to
Sarchleti and the Casagranda broth
ers, Daniel and Peter, were leasing on
the Irene mine and lived in a cabin a
short distance afcay. This afternoon,
having rigged up some snowshoes, Pe
ter Casagranda and Sarchleti went out
on the mountain side to engage in tho
exhilarating sport of snowshoeing,
while Daniel Casagranda stood in the
door as a spectator. Without warning
the whole side of the mountain sud
denly seemed to start downward and
before the men could realize what was
taking place they were caught in a
snowslide several hundred feet across
and carried. like straws down the
mountain to their doom.
They were seen to throw up their
hands and make desperate efforts to
escape from the slide, but in a moment
w-ere covered by snow from far above
and disappeared from sighL The slide
rushed half a mile down the mountain
into the gulch below and was only
stopped by the mountain on the other
side. The outer edge of the slide as it
rushed along caught the cabin and com
pletely demolished it, leaving Dan
Casagranda buried in the ruins, from
which he was rescued uninjured by
other men who had been working in
an adjacent mine.
Seurch was instituted for the buried
men, but the extent of the slide was
so great and the distance it ran so far
that it was like seeking the proverbial
needle in a haystack. The only trace
of the unfortunate victims which was
discovered was the coat of one, which
was found near where the men were
when the avalanche started. The
starch for the bodies was continued
until dark, but with no success, and it
is doubtful if they will be found before
the snow leaves in the spring.
The men killed were about twenty
five years of age. both single. They
had lived and worked In the district
several years and were well known
and respected as hard-working and
honest miners. They had been leasing
on the Irene mine since the holidays.
Weather Report Shows Low Tempera
ture in Colorado.
Denver, Feb. 13.—Following is a
summary of weather conditions as re
ported In Denver this morning.
The backbone of the cold spell is
broken. The weather to-day will be
more moderate; to-morrow it will bo
much warmer than It was yesterday.
The lowest temperature for the twen
ty-four hours beginning at midnight
Saturday and ending last midnight
was at 6 o’clock Sunday morning—
twenty degrees below zero. The high
est temperature was at 12:30 a. in.—
eight above. At 3 a. m. it was four
above. Then the temperature began
to drop rapidly.
Frozen and frost-bitten ears reported
during yesterday, according to the Re
publican. 1,300 pairs.
Frozen and frost-bitten noses. 900.
Frozen nnd frost-bitten toes. 300.
Frozen and frost-bitten fingers, 50.
Over the state:
The temperature registered eighteen
degrees below zero at 9 p. in. at Aspen.
Silverton reported a turquoise sky and
sunshine for the first time in three
weeks; no through train from Denver;
last Denver papers received left the
press Wednesday. Sallda surprised to
sec Rio Grande passenger train from
the West which had been held in Pon
ehas Pass twenty-four hours; twenty,
five passengers were sufering from
cold but none In serloys condition.
Boulder reported that during the day
the thermometer had registered as low
ns thirty below zero at RollinsvlJle but
that weather was turning warmer.
Stock is suffering near Monument
and at other points.
Coldest Sunday in twenty years at
Lcadville; twenty below.
Mercury had reached the thirty
mark below zero at Breckenridge;
•‘oldest inhabitant" looking for a rec
ord of thirty-five.
Sugar Beet Railway.
Denver. Feb. 12. —The Morey-Boett
cher-Havemeyer sugar interests let con
tracts yesterday for the construction
of seven miles of railroad to penetrate
the beet fields. The road will be an
extension of the present sugar line,
and will be built directly south of
Johnstown, Colorado, which will
greatly Increase the acreage of the In
dustry. The contract was let to J. A.
Osner of Denver, and consists of grad
ing and laying rail 3.
“We are building a railroad not to
delve into the railroad business, but
merely to increase our already largo
beet acreage. Our main object in con
nection with the road is to keep our
factories In Loveland. Fort Collins and
Greeley well supplied with sugar beets,
and to do this we will extend the road
south to Johnstown. The road is at
present eight miles long, from Lupton
to Johnstown. AP bough there may be
many more extensions In the future,
they will be merely to open up more
sugar beet country, which is our only
object In building railroads at all,” said
Mr. Griffin, general manager of tho
pew road.
Mr. Griffin said that ground would
bo broken for the new extension within
the next three weeks, or just as soon
as tin* weather allowed. The work
should be completed by July Ist.
The railroad Interest of the sugar
people are Incorporated under tho
name of tho Denver & Great Western.
Holdups Identified.
Victor. Colo., Feb. 12.—Hundreds
of curious persons, among them
many women, visited the morgue
on Victor avenue to-day to view the re
mains of the two hold-ups who were
shot nnd killed in the Silver Bell sa
loon In Independence last night.
Tho two men were identified to-day
beyond any question. The dark man
was “Billy” Dougan, who was marshal
of I-Awrence. in tills district, several
years ago, and the sandy-complexioned
man was R. F. Harris of Requa gulch.
Both were well known and had been
residents of the district for years.
Chicago Society Woman, Who Was So
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