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UMAR. - • • COLORADO. It Is almost a sin to mention It, font Patti will be 62 next month. Dr. Patton say 6 men quit too young. But some of ’em begin too old. The mad search for gold is once more far out at sea —thiß time in con servative Albion. To Uncle Sam's newest, speediest cruiser the whole nation sings “Mary land, My Maryland." Thoughtless editors are trying to egg Alfred Austin into writing a poem on the Russian situation. Why express surprise that a Geoi gia woman’s mouth was frozen open? Now, if it had been frozen shut— An English court has decided that a schcol teacher is not a gentleman. That's why we like to hold her little j band. "What are the rich in America do- | ing to-day?" asks the Boston Globe. , We do not think it necessary to reveal j our plans. Rudyard Kipling thus far has sue-1 ccMsfully resisted the Inclination to j write another poem on his old friend ( Adam Zad, Esq. After all is said and done, any sa lute to the flag that does not come from the heart—whether by rnan or woman—is of no value. A South Dakota legislator has a hill to provide for the protection of Jack rabbits. It will have to travel fast to keep up with its beneficiaries. If those girls in London who are asking for licenses to run motor cars get them, life in the great metropolis will be more perilous than ever. Lucky Marconi! Not only is he going to be married, but he Is going to marry a pretty daughter of the oldest family in all the Irish peerage. It was real sweet of Mrs. Stuyves ant Fish to patronize the chorus girls of the Teazle” company and try to give them a taste of high life, but A New Jersey postmistress has re signed because the salary of the of firo is only $14.75 a year. She ought to have incorporated It and watered the stock. Many people strongly believe that more than one efficient flying machine will be brought out next summer, but Uncle Russell Sage isn’t investing any money in ’em. A good many people are wholly un able to understand the Dodge-Morse divorce case, and from all accounts It appears to be a good thing not to be oble t.o understand. So sorry that you have got to wait for your automobile, because the de mand is greater than the supply and the manufacturers In consequence are far behind their orders. Edward Geneay, a naval gunner who shot and killed a prize fighter who as saulted him in Honolulu, was fined $1 and warmly thanked by the citizens for abating a public nuisance. Bertie Stopford, of London, the present lion of Gotham's 400, is as yet unable to say whether he likes Ameri cans or not. Meanwhile the country Is broiling on the coals of suspense. Becret service officials are telling us how to detect a new counterfeit ten dollar bill. What most of us need are pointers on how to detect and capture genuine bills of any old denomination. When a Ran Francisco magazine prints an article with the caption, “Another Go-West Period,” the pre sumption is that it Is booming Hawaii and the Philippines—uot to mention Guam. The teacher in a little hamlet In I.ceds county, N. Y., who has been keeping school with only one pupil since the beginning of the year must feel more or less like a hen with one chicken. of proper food or an Insuffi cient amount of food may be one of the causes fif truancy, but many a gray head can recall how he played hookey on a'full and perfectly satis fied stomach. A Philadelphia citizen of Italian birth has sued a doctor for charging him SSO for not curing him. It is evi dent that the immigrant hasn't yet become thoroughly familiar with American institutions. Kouropatkin reports that many of his soldiers are declining to flght be cause they can’t understand what there is to fight for. Heavens! If that doctrino is permitted to spread, what will become of the world’s great armies? In a debate in a village In Oregon on the question, "Resolved, That a hypocrite is more despicable than a liar," it was decided that the liar was the more honorable, yhls may be be cause a hypocrite is always a liar, nnd something more besides. A physiologist declares that in 70 years the average man grows 25 feet of beard, but that doesn’t relieve the anxiety of the 16-year-old hoy who is hhaving and praying, and praying and shaving, und has been shaving and praying for months without producing the least sign of af mustache. The King of Spain took his ma out the other day to show her how well be could run hi* automobile. Owing to the fact that the mud was soft where they struck no member of the royal party was seriously hurt FALKENBURG AT REST HEAD CONSUL’S'GRAND FUNERAL Chief Officer of the Woodmen of the World Has One of the Largest Funerals Ever Known in Colorado. Denver,*Feb. 20. —The funeral of F. A. Falkenburg, head consul of the Woodmen of the Work, Pacific Juris diction, and president of the Interna tional Fraternal Congress, was prob ably the largest and most elaborate that has ever occurred in Denver. Ev ery camp of Woodmen turned out In forte, and every fraternal organization In the city sent representatives to honor the president of their congress. Fully 15,000 people, It Is estimated, a# sembled around Trinity church after the services, and on account of the crowd the funeral procession was con ducted only with the greatest difficulty. At 2 o'clock in the afternoon, the hour set for the services. Trinity church was literally packed with men and women of Woodcraft. A special detail of police in charge of Officer Hunt was stationed at the doors and inside to preserve order. The casket containing the body of the dead consul was placed in front ot the pulpit, near the front scats, which were occupied by Mrs. Falkenburg and tne immediate relatives and friends, during the services. At the front of the rostrum sat Sovereign Commander j. <:. Root of Omaha, the succeeding head consul, John Foley of I-os An geles; Rev. Frost Craft of Trinity church. W. C. Hawley of Salem, Ore gon. chairman of the board of head managers, and Head Clerk I. I. Boak of Denver. The pulpit was decorated with beau tiful and costly floral emblems sent from all parts of the Pacific division. It was one of the largest floral displays ever seen at a funeral in Denver. The largest piece costing SOOO was or dered by Wow Wow Camp No. 366. In the center was a design given by Camp No. 1. of which Mr. Falkenburg was a member. To the right was a beautiful design, "The Gates Ajar," sent from Oakland, California. It required seven carriages to transport tliu floral offer ings to the cemetery. In the choir loft at the church were the members of the Woodmen of the World male chorus, which rendered two selections under direction of Prof. Gwilym Thomas. The opening selec tlon Was "Oh, Paradise.” and at the close the chorus sang "Lead, Kipdly Light." Special trains arrived during the morning from Pueblo, Boul der and numerous other points, bring ing drill teams and other members of the order, who were given seats within the church, so far as possible. Short addresses were made by the Rev. Frost Craft. J. C. Root, sovereign commander; W. C. Hawley, chairman of the head board of managers; John Foley and I. I. Boak. Mrs. W. J. Whiteman sang a solo. In his address Professor W. C. Haw ley likened Falkenburg to a handful ol clay that has gone through the fur nace and come out a diamond, a sup phire and an opal. "He was always a friend of the wid owed and fatherless.” said Professor Hawley, “and In his lifetime he caused upwards of $60,000,000 to be spent for thtir benefit. He erected monuments to his dead brothers, which, if put end to end. would reach higher than the loftiest peak in the Rockies. “Let that be his monument!" MaJ. A. H. Williams was marshal of the day, his aides being Gen. W. R. Cherrier. Col. John Campion. Capt. Paul Smith. MaJ. H. M. Libby and Col. Yvyman. the later of Cheyenne. The drill companies were as follows; No. 2, from Pueblo, Capt. H. C. Noble; No. 15 from Golden, Capt. Will Mcln tyre; No. 12 of Capt. Wil liam Youe; No. 144 of Cheyenne. Capt. A. J. Matthews; No. 25 of Denver, Capt. J. Floyd NefT; No. 485 of Colo rado City. Capt. Thomas J. Sullivan; No. 21* of Pueblo. Capt. H. J. Sparr; No. 5 of Colorado Springs, Capt. E. P. Mar tin; No. 31 of Longmont, Capt. \V. W. Jones; No. 83 of Loveland, Capt. John Sherman; No. 158 of Denver. Capt. Charles Sampson. No. 13 of Denver, Capt. J. G. Donnell; No. 45 of Denver. ( apt. Wm. Heinlg; No. 44 of Fort Imp ton, Capt. J. G. Freudeh; No. 4 of Den ver, Capt. W. R. Woodman. Services were held at Falrmount cem etery according to the ritual of the or der, and an immense gathering was present. Another Bridge Victim. Denver, Feb. 19th.—A dispatch from Snlida last night says: The ill-fated footbridge which broke and sent four people to their death on Memorial day last year added another victim to its death list to-day. Arthur Wilson, the ten-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Wilson of this city; fell from the timbers of the new structure that it being built to replace the old bridge at 11 o’clock this morning and was In stantly killed. He was playing on the bridge with two other small boys, when a dog ran against him. causing him to loose his balance and plunge into the river, a distance of twenty feet. His head struck a sharp rock and was crushed. The body was recovered sixty yards down the stream by two shopmen, who went into the river nnd drew it to the bunk. Delta Wants Normal School. Denver, Feb. 20. —A Republican spe cial from Delta last night says: An en thusiastic meeting of the Business Men’s Association last night passed resolutions opposing the consolidation of the various bills now before the I>eg ls lature for normal schools. The reso lution cnils upon Senator De Ixrng and Representative llustand to do all In their power for the Delta bill and of fers the state the use of the large new high school building to be used as a normal school. The building has all modern conveniences. Including its own heating nnd lighting plants, and is surrounded by a ten-acre campus. Delta will now ask from the state only a small appropriation for maintenance, and, it is generally believed here, that such a bill can be passed by the pres ent I^efelslature. Symes Block Burned. Denver. Feb. 20.—The Symes block, at the corner of Sixteenth and Champa streets, one of the oldest and most prominent business buildings in the upper portion of the city, took fire i-arly yesterday morning and burned all day. the fire not being entirely ex tinguished until night, leaving the luillding a wreck and its contents almost wholly destroyed. The Are originated in tine basement just back of the elevator of the Fair department store, now known as the Grand Leader, owned by Edward Mo nash. CAPTAIN D. H. MOFFAT. Bill to Give Due Rank and Honors to Denver Banker. Washington. Feb. 19—The Senate yesterday passer Mr. Teller’s bill for the relief of David H. Moffat. The language of the bill is that David H. Moffat shall be held and considered to have been mustered into the service of tjie United States as captain of the Third regiment, Colorado cavalry vol unteers, August 20, 1864, and that ths secretary of war be authorized and di rected to issue to him a certificate of discharge as captain of said reguiment, to date from September 17, 1864: "Provided, that no pay. bounty, pen sion, or other emoluments shall accrue or become due or payable to any per son by virtue of the passage of this act." The report on the bill, which was submitted by Senator Cockrell from the committee on military affairs, con tains an affidavit of Moffat, who says that he was appointed adjutant general of Colorado Territory in 1862, and com missioned as captain and major of the Third Colorado cavalry in 1864. Also that as captain and major he assisted Governor John Evans to recruit and organize the Third Colorado cavalry and at the request of Governor Evan 3 he remained in Denver to aid in for warding troops and supplies to various places where needed, and conse quently, through no faiult of his own, was not mustered into service with the regiment. That at several times he expressed his willingness to Join his regiment, but was ordered and re quested by Governor Evans to remain on duty at Denver. That when he was relieved from recruiting services he wished to then join his regiment, but was kept from doipg so by the gov ernor, who desired his services as ad jutant general, in which office he con tinued until May, 1865. He further says that he does not desire to be mus tered under his commissions for. any pay or emoluments, nor will he ask or receive the same, but he prays that he be mustered to the ranks of captain and major, believing that his services rendered to the government merit such reward. The report also contains affidavits sustaining the statements set forth in Moffat’s affidavit, made by Senator Tel ler and Irving W. Stanton of Pueblo. An effort wil be made by the Colo rado representatives in the House to secure early passage in that body of the bill as it passed the Senate. GOVERNOR ADAMS STATEMENT Deprecates Proposed Public Assembly at Capitol Building. Denver. Feb. 19.—With reference to the resolution adopted by tlfe build ing trades council calling for the proc lamation of a puhjic holiday on Mart h 2d. and a general gathering of citizens at the capitol on that day. Governor Adams Inst night issued the following statement: "Section 24 of the Bill of Rights reads: ” ’That the people have the right peaceably to assemble for the coni men good and to apply to those invested with the powers of government for re dress of grievances by petition or Re monstrance.’ "This petition granted by the consti tution of Colorado cannot be denit J the people, but In the present excite ment of the public mind I deem It un wise for the people to assemble in mass at the state rapltol on March ?d. as in'lmated by the resolutions pub lished in :he evening press. "I am not surprised that the threat ened danger to the ballot and free gov ernment should awaken the people, but this is a time for coolness and not ex citement. "So humiliating has been the fail ure of the Peabody side in the contest —so complete the annihilation of their phantom evidence —that there can be no question as to the verdict. No hon est man who has read or heard the testimony can for a moment doubt my right to the governorship. So clear Is this that I am willing to trust to the Integrity of the legislature knowing that their sense of justice, their duty to Colorado, will master even the strongest partisanship. Those who would"aseinble are good loyal citizenships. No violence would be committed—no wrong would be dene; but under the circumstances 1 ask that they forego their right of as sembly in mass at the capitol upon this occasion. “Assuring all citizens of the Su premacy of law and order, ALVA ADAMS." Program of Contest. Denver, Feb. 19. —James H. Pea body’s contest for the executive chair will come to a close this evening, so far as the Introduction of testimony is concerner. To-morrow the. joint con test committee will begin the consider ation of the evidence. Briefs will be submitted by Wednesday by both sides. The time between Monday and March Ist will be devoted by the com mittee to the formulation of its final report nnd recommendations. On March Ist the report will be handed to Lieutenant Governor McDonald. presi dent of the Joint convention, before which the contest will be finally deter mined. On March 2nd the joint convention will formally receive the report from the presiding officer. The questions of evidence, facts and law will then be argued before the body. March 2nd Is the date when it will determlne the amount of time that will be allowed each side to present its case. It is likely that nve days will be given each side for this purpose. Pea body counsel to have the opening and closing addresses. John M. Waldron will make the main argument for Peabody before the joint convention. The evidence will prob ably be argued by Thomas Ward, Jr., and H. J. Hersey. Charles S. Thomas and Julius B. Bissell will make the main argument for Adams. Henry Vi dal and Samuel W. Belford will prob ably be selected to present the argu ments on Governor Adams’ evidence. Saddle for the President. Phoenix, Arlz., Meb. 19.—The Ari zona rangers have presented to Gover nor Brodie the finest saddle they could buy. The governor, who leaves for the East in a day or so. will present the saddle to President Roosevelt, with the compliments of the rangers, who are mostly former rough riders. The Delta County Business Men’s Association has offered a prize of sls for the best article setting forth the resources of Delta county and $5 for the second best. BOMB KILLS GRAND DUKE SERGIUS Moscow. Feb. 18.— Within the walls of the far-famed Kremlin palace, ana almost underneath ties historical tower from which Ivan the Terrible watched the heads of his enemies failing beneath the axe on the famous red square, and within a stone s throw of the great bell of Moscow. Grand Duke Sergius, uncle and brother in-law of Emperor Nicholas, and the chief of the reaction aries. met a terrible death shortly before 3 o’clock yesterday afternoon. The deed was committed by a single terrorist, who threw beneath the carriage of the grand duke a bomb charged with the same high-power ex plosive which wrought Minister Von Plehve’s death. The missile was packed with nails and fragments of iron, and its explo sion tore the imperial victim’s body to ghastly fragments, which strewed the snow for yards around. ... . . Every window in the great, lofty facade of the palace of Justice was shat tered. and bits of iron were imbedded deeply in the walls of the arsenal, a hundred yards away. The assasßln was promptly arrested and expressed satisfaction over his work. The head of Grand Duke Sergius was blown to pieces. A mass or his brains was found near by by a woman, who handed it to a police commissioner. The grand duke's pocketbook, which contained letters and money was found near by. The only actual witnesses of the assassination were a couple of policemen on the beat in the vicinity. It still appears to be uncertain whether the arsassin was in a sleigh or hiding in the tunnel beneath the Nicholas tower. A few persons who had been attracted by the sound of the explosion made their way inside th« Kremlin before the police were able to close the gates, but they were speedily ejected. . , , . „ . Whil enormous crowds were gathering outside the gate, the body of Grand Duke Sergius was t iken byway of a private corridor from the palace to the Choudoff monaster.' Priests prayed there throughout the night and officers and aides-de-camp Kept vigil over the body. The assassin belongs to the noted "fighting group" of the Socialist Revo lutionary party, which has removed other prominent officials and long since passed sentence of death upon Grand Duke Sergius. The grand duk* knew that he stood in the shadow of death. He was the recipient of'repeat* d warnings, and elaborate precautions were taken to in sure his safety; but all the resources of the gen.larmie, secret police and sol diers proved unavailing against an attempt almost exactly duplicating the proceduM that caused the death of Minister \on Plehve last July. It was the irony of fate that Sergius, after taking refuge in his country villa during the strike trouble of a month ago, and later seeking even more secure shelter within the Kremlin wails, should be killed while proceeding to the governor general's palace beyond the walls, and which he had aban doned to enable the police to better protect him. Grand Duchess Elizabeth, who has been engaged daily In the task of pre paring comforts for the sick and wounded Russian soldiers in Manchuria, was about to drive to the palace to join her husband. When she heard of what had befallen the grand duke she was driven in haste to the scene of the tragedy, and knelt, hatless and coatless, on the bloodstained snow, and murmured prayers for the welfare of the soul of her slain consort. J ~ The scene *of the crime was the great open triangle within the Kremlin, bounded by the arsenal, treasury and courts of justice, in one angle of which is the Nicholas, or little palace, whpre the grand duke dwelt. At the opposite corner is the Nikolsky gate, the exit to the town beyond the ramparts. According to later details. Grand Duke Sergius, who generally was ac companied by his wife when out driving, was on this occasion going to his pri vate Russian bath in his old official residence in Tverskaia street. The ve hicle in which he rode was a plain, shabby closed carriage such as would not be likely to attract attention. It was followed by detectives in cabs. The grand duke was driven rapidly and was half way across the square between the great bell tower and the Nicholas gate when the bomb was thrown beneath his carriage, where it exploded, demolishing the vehicle, kill ing the grand duke and fatally injuring the driver. One of the assassins was arrested by a policeman, who overtook him as he was running from the scene of the assassination. The man carried a revolver, but made no attempt to use it. He expressed gratification that Grand Duchess Elizabeth was not accompanying her hus band. Grand Duke Sergius, when the duke was killed. The assassin refused to reveal his Identity, but admitted that he was a member of the Socialistic Revolutionary party. The body of Grand Duke Sergius will be buried in the cathedral of the fortress of SS. Peter and Paul. . . The newspapers announce the death of Grand Duke Sergius b> the ex plosion of a bomb, hut give no details. CODY DIVORCE CASE. Buffalo Bill and His Wife Both Appear to Poor Advantage. Cheyenne, Wyo.. Feb. 18.—Highly sensational charges were made at the taking of depositions in the Cody di vorce case, begun here Thursday in the District Court before Judge R. H. Scott. Colonel W. F. Cody was present and was represented H. A. Rldgley of Cody, and J. *L Btotts of Sheridan. Mrs. Eliza Cody was not in court but was represented by Wilcox & Halligau of North Platte. Nebraska. The first witness called was Mrs. John W. Boyer of North Platte. Mrs. Boyer’s husband is employed by Col onel Cody, and for several years sho was housekeeper at .the Cody ranch. Her evidence was very positive. Mrs. Boyer stated in reply to ques tioning that Mrs. Cody treated Colonel Cody’s guests discourteously when they called at the ranch, objected to the management of the housekeeper because she fed the men too much, talked in a violent manner about Col onel Cody and his alleged sweethearts, was given to imbibing strong liquors, became so drunk that she had to go to bed, and used exceedingly strong language. Mrs. Boyer testified that she saw Mrs. Cody attempt to poison Colonel Cody by putting something into his coffee, and said Mrs. Cody told her the substance was “dragon’s blood. On cross examination Mrs. Boyer ad mitted that Colonel Cody drank a great deal and was frequently under the In fluence of liquor at the ranch. She also admitted that he was intoxicated on each occasion when Mrs Cody gave him the drug. When asked if the drug had not been administered by Mrs. Cody as a medicine to sober up the colonel, Mrs. Boyer said she did not know. She said the colonel felt the effects of the drug almost immediately after it was administered, ahd he was always a very sick man, being com pletely helpless after taking the dragon’s blood. Mrs. Boyer said that Mrs. Cody told her that she got the dragon's blood from a gypsy and that “she was determined to either rule or ruin her husband before she would let him out from under her power.” Among other things the witness said that Colonel Cody stated on one occa sion that the only way to get along with his wife was to get drunk and stay drunk. Mrs. C. P. Davis of Cheyenne tes tified that she was a seamstress in the Cody home In 1893; that Mrs. Cody told her then of the colonel’s Infidelity, and that she cruelly whipped her daughter Irma with a horsewhip. Attacks Kuropatkin. St. Petersburg, Feb. 18. —The arrival in St. Petersburg of General Grippeu berg, former commander of the Second Manchurian army, who reached here at midnight, has caused a sensation in military circles. The general frankly avows that he relinquished his com mand after the recent attempt of the Russians to flank Field Marshal Oyama, because, as he claims. General Kuropatkln refused to send him help when victory was in General Grippen berg’s hands, instead ordering the lat ter to withdraw. •Grippenberg will personally report on the situation to Emperor Nicholas. Veterans and Their Wives. Pittsburg, Feb. 18. —Chief of Police Bennett, of Braddock, who has been striving for the maintenance by the government of Indigent old soldiers and their wives together, either in na tional soldiers' homes or in some other place, received a letter from Presi dent Roosevelt’s secretary, William Loeb, saying that the matter of the separation of couples had been re ferred to the War Department and would receive the proper attention. Czar Considering Peace. St. Petersburg. Feb. 18.—The Asso ciated Press learns on exceptional au thority that the question of peace was formally considered by Emperor Nich olas and his ministers at the confer ence held at Tsarskoe-Selo Thursday. No particulars are obtainable, as be fo>3 the discussion began the emperor exacted from each one present a sol emn promise not to divulge the slight est hint of what transpired. The belief is, however, that the pos sible conditions and terms were under consideration. It is suggested in high quarters that some intimation of terms has reached the Russian government from Japan, although it is certain that It did not come through the regular diplomatic channels. Even in the midst of the excitement caused by the assassination of Grand Duke Sergius there has been a notice able and sudden revival of peace talk. Boulder Newspaper Man Dead. Denver, Feb. 18. —A Boulder dis patch yesterday says: After an ill ness covering a period of over two years, Valentine Butsch, one of the proprietors of the Dally Camera, died this morning at 3:30 o’clock, aged sev enty-seven. Mr. Butsch was born in Bavaria and came to this country when fourteen years old. He was married fifty-two vears ago, his widow and five children surviving him. The children are Mrs. Dickinson of Indianapolis, Indiana: Mrs. M. M. Blake of Denver, Mrs. F. V. Kirk, Mrs. L. C. Paddock, wife of the editor of the Camera, and Charles Butsch of Boulder. Mr. Butsch came to Boulder in 1878 from Indianapolis, Indiana, where he was at one time very wealthy. After coming to Boulder he was interested in smelting and milling in Lake and Boulder counties. He bought the Cam era In 1892 and ran it successfully. He was appointed postmaster of Boulder by President Cleveland during the lat ter’s first term, at the request of Vice President Thomas A. Hendricks, and served five years. He also served some time as justice of the peace and police magistrate of Boulder. Statue of Frances E. Willard. Washington. D. C. f Fob. 18.—A spe cial feature of the day in Congress yes terday was the acceptance of the statue of Frances E. Willard, which has been placed in statuary hall In tho national capitol by the state of Illi nois. There are about forty pedestals in the hall, but the statue of Miss Wil lard is the first of tho women to find a place there, and members of her sex showed their appreciation of the com pliment by turning out in large num bers to listen to the eulogistic ad dresses made in connection with the ceremony. In his prayer in the House the chap lain, referring to the exercises Incident to the acceptance of the statue, said: “That by the purity of her soul, the breadth and scope of her intellectual attainments, the eloquence and chas tity of her speech, and her unselfish devotion to the purity of the home, the state and humanity, had won for herself the splendid and just encom ium—’The unefowned queen of purity and temperance.’" Again Buying Oil in Kansas. Chanute, Kan., Feb. 18. —The Stand ard Oil Company is again buying oil in the Chanute district, after refusing to take any for one week. The construc tion of the pipe lines in the territories is also again in progress. The Stan dard says it is taking only about 10,000 barrels of oil out of the field, but the producers say it is really taking more than that amount. Reports from Independence, Peru and other places Indicate that the Standard is buying there also. COLORADO LEGISLATURE Two Member* Apologize. On the 16th Inst, the committee ap pointed bY the House of Representa tives to investigate the charges of bribery and intimidation made by Rep resentative? Street and Melton, in con nection with the passage of the Eight hour bill by the committee of the whole presented a report that the of fending members had expressed a willingness to retract the charges which they had made on the floor of the House, because they were unable to produce the evidence to substanti ate their statements. The committee consisted of Messrs. Breckenridge, Frewen, Bromley, McGuire and Steen. The retraction signed by Mr. Street and Mr. Melton was the same and was worded as follows: “I, C. E. Street, member of the Fif teenth General Assembly of the state of Colorado, do hereby of my own vol untary act make a full and complete retraction of the charges made by me on the floor of this House on the 14th day of February. 1905, wherein it was charged by me that certain members were intimidated with reference to their votes on House bill No. 1; and the same made by me is without foundation or truth, and that I have no evidence to present to your com mittee in proof of tho same. (Signed) “C. E. STREET." Senator Cornforth's bill. No. C7, in creasing the salary of the attorney gen eral, was passed on third reading in the Senate. Upon motion of Senator Owen. House Bill No. 113. which provides an appro priation of $14,000 for the maintenance of the state capitol building, was placed at the top of the calendar, and was adopted unanimously on third reading. A bill introduced by Representative Keezer provides for the erection of a monument to the memory of members of the First Colorado volunteers. Army of the Philippines, to be erected in the state capitol grounds at u cost not ex ceeding SIO,OOO. Senator Cornforth’s Bill to increase the salary of the attorney general, was lost on third reading. The bill pro posed to increase the salary of the at torney general to $5,000. It is $3,000 now. which is not as much as some de partment clerks get. Sections of the short appropriation bills signed by Governor Adams up to the present time include expenditures as follows: Legislative expenses, SGO,- 000; executive and judicial expenses, si<*4,lG2.Gß; State Reformatory, $12.- 000: State industrial School for Boys. $12,000; Soldiers and Sailors’ Home, $12,000; penitentiary, $40,000. The ap propria lion for legislative expenses was signed by Govenor Penbody at the beginning of the session. The short appropriations will be charged out of the general appropriations, the amounts of which will be fixed later. The Lincoln memorial services in me Senate chamber at the state house Sunday, February 12th, were charac terized by beautiful decorations and impressive ceremonies. Under the di rection of Sergeant-at-Arms Berry the Senate chamber had been handsomely decorated with flags and potted plants. The desk of the late Senator Buckley was draped In appropriate mourning and a bowl of beautiful flowers had been placed upon it. Rev. Orln Pal mer Wright, chaplain of the house of representatives, presided over the meeting. Rubbi Friedman was tho or ator of the day. His oration on Lin coln was declared to bo one of the jerft ever delivered in Denver. The House committee on counties and county lines has hung up the Platte county bill, not for all time, but until the similar bill Introduced in the Senate shall be acted upon by the higher body. The Senate bill provides that the county shall be called McKin ley. The House committee on counties and county lines also agreed to report back House Bill No. 85, to provide that a majority of the voters of a county may move a county seat, with two amendments. One provides that it shall effect only counties of the fourth class, division B, thus affecting only about nine of the counties of the state, and the other that elections shall not be held oftener than once in four i years. A bill to affect the salaries of I officers in counties of the third class | also will be reported favorably. This i will affect Boulder, Weld, Las Animas ' and Lake counties. The bill room clerk took an order to Chief Clerk Harper of the House recently that asked to have delivered to the bearer all the printed bills re turned that day. Although the order bore the’signature of the chief clerk, the writing was not his. and the dls voveiy was made that extensive for geries of orders had been made in order to get bills from the clerk. The order in question was found to have been written by one of the messengers of the House. There was a hot inter view oetween the chief clerk and the messenger after which all odds laid were that the chief clerk’s name would be forged to no other orders during the session. Others of those who de mand bills each day are understood to forge the names of members to orders to get the required -documents. Early in the session the House made a rule that bills should be given out only on orders from members or offi cers of the House. A lively debate came up on the third reading of Senator Hill's bill which provides for interest on damages fol lowing personal injuries. It seeks to have interest begin in case of accident where damages are secured and run to the conclusion of the suit. A simi lar measure was killed In tho Four j teenth General Assembly. Senator Hughes'spoke at length against it as being jinjust. He stated that interest is now paid from the time Judgment is secured, and this would be double in terest. He held that the jury alone could assess damages, and that the jury takes into consideration interest in its findings. Senator Hill declared that he believed the bill constitutional. It would tend to force corporations to compromise and not fight suits in the higher courts. Senator Owens de nounced the bill as freak legislation and declared It about time that Colo rado ceased having experiments of this kind dumped on her. The committee arose before the consideration of the bill had ended. The Republican members of both houses are said to have agreed upon pushing the election bill drawn up by Judge B. B. Lindsey, as containing the most likely provisions to prevent elec tion frauds. The bill was put into the Senate by Senator Booth and into tho House by Mr. Thomas. Bill No. 78, by Owen, was adopted in the Senate on third reading by unani mous votes, twenty-seven being pres ent and voting. This bill amends the law covering the practice of dentistry and fixes a penalty of Imprisonment for those who are convicted of its vio lation and fail to pay their fines. TORTURING PAIN. Half ThJ* Man’* Sufferings Would Have Killed Many a Person, but Doan’s Cured Him. A. C. Sprague, stock dealer, of Nor mal. 11l- writes: “For two whole years I was doing nothing but buying medi- cines to cure tny kidneys. I do not think that any man ever suffered as I did and lived. The pain In my back was so , bad that I could not sleep at night. I could not ride a horse A. C. SI'tAGUE. and sometimes was unable even to ride in a car. My condition was critical when I sent for Doan's Kidney Pills. I used three boxes and they cured me. Now I can go anywhere and do as much as anybody. I sleep well and feel no discomfort at all.” A TRIAL FREE.—Address Foster- Milburn Co., Buffalo, N. Y. For sale by all dealers. Price, 50 eta. Workman—l’ve been and got mar ried tdr. and I'd like you to raise my wager*. Employer—Very sorry for you. but I'm onlv ru.**ponKlble lor accident* that occur in the works. Millions In Oats. Fa’.zor’a New National Oats yielded in Mich., 240 bu., ip Mo., 255 bu., in N. D.. 310 bu.. and in 30 other state* from 150 to 300 bu. per acre. Now this Oat if uen erally grown in 1905, will add millions of butdiela to the yield and millions of dol lars to the farmer's puree! Homebuilder Yellow Dent Com grows like a weed and yields from 157 to 260 bushels and more per acre! It’s the big gest yielder on earth! Sal/er's Spelts, Beardless Barley. Mara roni Wheat, Pea Oat, BJlion Dollar Gras* and Earliest Cane are money makers for you, Mr. Farmer. just Be.no mrs Nonen and 10c in stamps to John A. Fairer Seed Co., T-* Crosse. Wis.. and receive their big catalog and lots of farm seed samples. J.W. N. U.j Before accepting the Inevitable the wise man sees that It is properly Iden tified. TEA A money challenge A money challenge A money challenge A money challenge Tonr grocer return* jour money If you dost Bke SdUlUnir * but. TOUGH ON ABSTAINERS. New Style of Statistics Regarding Sol diers In the Philippines. The Rev. Silas Swallow, whose nnmc may still Unger in the memory of the observant as the late Prohibition can didate for the Presidency, will find a rather hard nut to crack in the recent report of Maj. Charles E. Woodruff, on the drink question in tho Philip pines. Major Woodruff, who is an army surgeon, has been studying the effects on Americans residing in the islands of the use of liquor, and hi* observations go quito to upset our customary views on the subject. Alcohol, it is commonly believed, is ' the white man’s bane in the tropics, and half the ills of our soldiers in the Philippines have been laid to drink. But Major Woodruff’s statistics of the health and habits of the men of two •'f our regiments long stationed in tho islands point to a different and amaz ing conclusion. Of the excessive drink ers in these regiments, sixty-eight per cent, retained their health; of the moderate drinkers, sixty-six per cent., and cf the total abstainers, only forty six per cent. Of the topers, one and one-half per cent, died; of the moder ate drinkers, four per cent.; of the teetotalers, nine per cent. Major Woodruff’s induction, there fore, appears to denote that total ab stinence, not excessive drinking. Is the thing to be avoided in tho Philippines, and to the imagination of the bibulous the islands are made to appear as a blissful abode, where conviviality is conducive to health, and common sani tary prudence require a man to go on an occasional “toot.” However, Amer icans going to the Philippines would do well to remember that Major Wood ruff’s report rtms counter to a consid erable mass of testimony by other au thorities.—Milwaukee Sentinel. READS THE BOOK. "The Road to Wellville” Pointed the Way. Down at Hot Springs, Ark., the vis itors have all sorts of complaints, but it is a subject of remark that the great majority of them have some trouble with stomach and bowels. This may be partly attributed to the heavy med icines. Naturally, under the conditions, the question of food is very prominent. A young man states that ho had suf fered for nino years from stomach and bowel trouble, had two operations which did not cure, and was at last threatened with appendicitis. He went to Hot Springs for rheu matism and his stomach trouble got worse. One day at breakfast the waiter, knowing his condition, sug gested he try Grape-Nuts and cream, which ho did, and found the food agreed with him perfectly. After the second day he began to sleep peacefully at night, different than he had lor years. The perfect di gestion of the food quieted his nerv ous system and made sleep possible. He says: “The next morning I was astonished to find my condition of con stipation had disappeared. I could not believe it true after suffering for so many years; then I took more interest in the food, read the little book ’The Road to Wellville,’ and started follow ing the simple directions. "I have met with such results that in the last five weeks I have gained eight pounds In spite of hot baths which take away tho flesh from any one. “A friend of mine has been entirely cured of a bad case of indigestion and stomach trouble by using Grape-Nuts Food and cream alone for breakfast. "There is one thing in particular—l have noticed a great change in my mental condition. Formerly I could hardly remember anything, and now the mind seems unusually acute and • lentlve. I can memorize practically anything I desire.” Name given by Postum Co., Battle Creek, Mich.