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Following is a list of some of the .nore Important bills introduced In the Colorado Legislature. It does not in clude the regular appropriation bills, jr the bills for local improvements. In all, there were 408 bills Introduced in the House and 371 in the Senate, a to tal of 779. A large share of these are practically duplicates, the same meas ure being Introduced in both houses: Senate Bills. S. B. 18C, Sapp—To provide for cdu • ational qualilication for voters. Ju diciary. S. B. 188, Griffith—Providing for the payment of actual expenses incurred as the only compensation to members of boards of control of all state institu tions and to repeal all acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith. State affairs. S. B. ( 193, Ballinger—To prohibit pools, trusts, monopolies and conspir acies to control business and prices of articles; to prevent the formation or operation of pools, trusts, monopolies and combinations of charters of cor porations that violate the terms of this act. and to authorize the institution of prosecutions and suits therefor. Ju diciary. S. B. 194, Ballinger—For an act giv ing a right of action for damages on account of injury or death of the em ploye or servant, when such injury or death has been occasioned by the neg lect or failure of the employer to com ply with the provisions of law, relat ing to the management or conducting of any business, undertaking or enter prise, or any part thereof. Judiciary. S. B. 195, Drake —To empower the State Board of Stock Inspection Com missioners to compel the dipping, tt.-<praying or other sanitary treatment »f cuttle or ether domestic animals in fected with or exposed to, nutnge, scabies or ether infections or contag ious diseases, to seize and treat same and to sell the same for the costs and expense of such seizing, treatment and sale, and to call upon county peace of ficers to assist in maintaining quaran tine. Stock. S. B. 198, Millard—To require tho secretary of state to subscribe to tho oath required by the constitution and to give an official bond and fixing the amount thereto and to repeal all acts and parts of acts in conflict herewith. State affairs. S. B. 200, Wood—For uniformity of text books in each county in the free public schools, except high schools and kindergartens, and providing for pen alties for disobedience thereof. Edu cation and educational institutions. S. B. No. 201, by Hill —To provide for the establishment and mainte nance of an institution for the care and training of feeble-minded persons and to make an appropriation therefor. Finance. S. B. No. 202, by Clayton—Concern ing gift enterprises, prohibiting the sale or giving away, receipt or ex change of gift enterprise tickets, cou pons, stamps, trading stamps or other devices, and prescribing penalties for the violation of this act. Judiciary. S. B. No. 203, by Clayton—To pro vide for the consolidation of adjoining school districts and for transportation of pupils in such enlarged districts, and for courses of Instruction in the Same. Education and Educational In stitutions. S. 11. No. 205, by Pryor—For appro priation Pueblo Colorado State Fair h Association. Finance. S. B. 20C. by Anfenger—ln relation to the application of real estate of a deceased person to the payment of the widow’s and orphans’ allowance. Judi ciary. House Bills. H. B. 199, by Mqtz—For public wa ter works in cities. Towns and Cities. 11. B. 205. by Bromley—For the as sessment and collection of taxes on street railways and on railways, and to describe the duties of the State Board of Equalization. Finance, Ways and Means. 11. B. 20C, by Bromley—For an arte sian well in Adams county. Finance,. Ways and Means. H. B. 207, by Cannon—For procuring of collections for the State Historical Society. Finance, Ways and Means. H. 13. 214, by Drach—For repairs to the wagon road from Denver to Grand Junction. Roads and Bridge's. H. B. 215, by Radinsky—For a statue on the state capitol grounds to Gen. J. W. Denver. Finance, Ways and Means. H. B. 218, by Blainey (by request) To establish a training school for the adult blind. State Institutions. H. B. 223, by Dungan—To establish a State Normal School at Montrose. Appropriations. H. B. 225, by Baer (by request)—To empower the State Board of Stock In spection Commissioners to compel the dipping of stock for the eradication of disease. Stock. H. B. 22G, by Thompson (by request) ' —To make an appropriation for the support and maintenance of free trav eling libraries. Appropriations. H. B. 231, by Bromley—To regulate I the conduct of saloons. Temperance, " Medical Affairs and Public Health. H. B. 232, by Bromley—To regulate i the construction of telephone lines. Corporations and Railroads. H. B. 234, by Brow ley—To require mutual insurance companies to main tain a guarantee fund. Banking and Insurance. ■ H. B. 235, by Bromley—To make >wilful trespass on mining property a misdemeanor. Judiciary. H. B. 23G. by Johnson—For a bridge across the Arkansas in Pueblo county. Roads and Bridges. H. B. 241, by Church—To provide for tho official measurement of the carry ling capacity of all canals and the placing on record of such measure ments. Agriculture and Irrigation. H. B. 242, by Church—To provide for gauging of all ditches, reservoirs and pipe lines, and limiting the amount of water to bo furnished to each. Agri culture and Irrigation. H. B. 243, by enurch —To repeal the law of 1903 for the commitment of girls to the State Industrial School. State Institutions. H. B. 248, by Quigg—For the estab lishment in Beecher park in Yuma county and to erect a statue thereon. Finance, Ways and Means. 11. B. 252, by Hurd —To appropriate money for the benefit of the State Fair. Appropriations. H. B. 256, by Bromley—To provide for the entertainment of the G. A. R. by making an appropriation of $25,- 000. Finance, ways and means. H. B. 261, by Bromley—to define public stock yards and to rogulate charges. Stock. B. 262, by Stewart—To rogulate ft the manufacture of any food and dairy w products. Temperance, medical affairs and public health. H. B. 270, by Thomas—concerning forfeiture of water rights by dltchaa carrying water for hire. Judiciary. H. B. 278, by Dodge—To prevent placing of cards or advertisement* in certain places. Jndlciary. DOINGS AT WASHINGTON Representative Mondell obtained unanimous consent for consideration of the bill opening to settlement the Wind River Indian reservation in Wy oming and after an hour's fight over the provision giving preferential rights to Asmu.s Boysen of lowa this failure passed. President Roosevelt, m transmitting to Congress the report of Ambassador Forter concerning the efforts to locate the i (•mains of Admiral John Paul Jones, has urged the erection of monu ments for both Jones and John Barry, to “emphasize the value set by our people upon the achievements of tho naval commanders in our war of inde nt ndence.” Senator Teller . has proposed an amendment to the Indian appropriation bill designed, if it is adopted, to check the Raven Mining Company and tho Florence Mining Company from absorb ing more mineral lands on the Uintah Indian reservation than they may bo entitled to under the provisions of the opening act, giving them certain pref erential mineral claims. The following statement was made public at the White House: “The members of the Cabinet have all ten dered their resignations, and on the Gth of March they will all be nomi nated for reappointment with the ex ception of Mr. Wynne, who Is to be appointed consul general at London. Mr. Cortelyou will be nominated on Marth Cth for postmaster general.” ’i he members of the house commit tee on Interstate and foreign commerce to-day presented Chairman W. P. Hep burn of lowa with a three-handled sil ver, gold-lined cup. Thu cup Is a re membrance of the recent Panama trip of the committee and expressive of the sentiment of the committee as to Colonel Hepburn’s presiding qualities (luring the recent rate legislation cam paign. What has been done by the Agricul tural Department In its Investigation of the irrigation problem has been re ported to the house committee by Dr. True and Elwood Mead of the bureau oi Irrigation of the department. The total Irrigated area of the country by private enterprise Is 9,500,000 acres, at a cost of $200,000,000. The committee is planning a trip for next summer to all of the irrigation projects of the government. An invitation is to be ex tended to the Senate committee on ir rigation. The House committee on irrigation has changed the plans of Its intended western visit during the recess of Con gress, so that a visit may be made to Denver and Cheyenne, to the Path finder irrigation project In Wyoming, and also to Salt I-ake and Ogden, and the proposed irrigation projects In Utah. It is planned also that the com mittee shall be at Truckee, Nevadu, June 17th, which will be the third an niversary of the signing of the irriga lion bill and will witness the opening of the Truckee irrigation system. Former Representative John F. Shaf roth is at the capital attending to business before the departments and aiding Senator Teller in his efforts to secure legislation to define tho rights of the Raven and Florence min ing companies for preferential mineral rights on the Uintah Indian reserva tion, Utah. Senator Teller’s amend i mont to the Indian appropriation bill for this purpose has been incorporated In the bill and an effort will be made to retain it in the Senate and finally in the House. As one of the preliminary steps to ward opening the Uintah Indian reser vation to settlement the House passed the bill of Representative Howell of Utah to create a land district and es tablish a land office for more conven ient transaction of the business which will be Incident to the opening than is afforded by present land office facili ties. The 1)111 as passed provides that all that portion of Utah Included within that part of tho Uintah reservation which lies within the boundaries of [ Wahsatch county shall constitute a new land district and that a land of fice shall be located at Vernal. The bill is similar to that introduced In tho Senate by Senator Smoot and now pending before the Senate public lands committee. The House committee on claims re ported favorably the bill to pay Wil liam Radcliffe, a British subject. $25, (•00 as compensation for the destruc tion of his fish hatcheries and other property at the' hands of a mob of Delta county, Colorado. In the summer of 1901. Radcllffe’s claim has been tho subject of an International conference and during the session of the present Congress, President Roosevelt called attention to it In special message to Congress, in which he recommended that as an act of equity and comity provision be made by Congress for tho payment of $25,000 in full settlement of it. The House committee on claims, in considering the matter, found that Radcliffe had not legal standing enti tling him to payment as he was not a citizen of this country, and also that the mob that destroyed his property was composed of foreigners, but de cided that he had certain equitable rights which should be recognized and consequently found a favorable re port for him. The secretary of the Interior sub mitted a report to the Senate In re sponse to the resolution introduced by Senator Kearns, which directed the secretary to explain the causes of the delay In the opening of the Uintah reservation beyond the time set In tho act providing for Its opening, which was passed May 27, 1902. In his re port the secretary states that the delay was due mainly to the fact that the act providing for the opening made no provision for surveying the reser vation or making allotments of land to the Indians, both being necessary before the reservation could bo opened. The provision for the surveys was finally made March 3. 1903, when $175,000 was appropriated for the work. Surveys have been proceeded with as rapidly as possible since the funds were provided, and will be com pleted and approved by March of this year. After that time there will be 1,600 allotments to be made before the reservation can be opened and this will require, it Is estimated, three or four months’ time, and will permit of tho opening of the reservation during tho coming summer season. The President’s message transmit ting to the Senate the new San Do mingo protocol, was read at an execu tive session. The leading feature of the message was that In order to main tain the Monroe doctrine it was nec essary for the United States to see that Just claims contracted by South and Central American republics and those of the West Indies, should be paid and that therefore, it was in the interest of peace for this government to take over the control of the rev enues In San Domingo. The protocol was not read at the executive session but was at once referred to the com mlttee on foreign relations. AFTER STANDARD OIL 6EARCHING INQUIRY ORDERED Oil Investigation Requested by the House Will Be Commenced Immediately. Washington, Fob. 17. President Roosevelt has directed James U. Gar field, commissioner of corporations of the Department of Commerce and La »bor, to begin immediately the oil inves tigation requested by the Houso of Representatives yesterday in a resolu- I tion adopted unanimously. The iuves ' tigation by direction of tho President, will he rigid and comprehensive. The President has directed a letter to Com missioner Garfield, in which ho lias given his directions and presented in outline his \ iews. Secretary Hitchcock to-day gave out a statement arraigning as a "gigantic monopoly” the present lease by the In dian Territory Illuminating Oil Com pany of the right to prospect for oil and gas throughout the entire area of the Osage Indian reservation and ex plaining the agreement reached several days ago, as announced in tho Associ ated Press dispatches, for cutting.off more than one-half of the lands opera tive under this lease during the next ten years. The statement sets forth that what is known as the Osage oil lease, grant ing the exclusive right to prospect, de velop und sublet for oil and gas throughout the entire 1,500,000 acres of the Osgge Indian land was granted for ten years by the then secretary of the Interior, Hoke Smith, on March 10, IS9C, to Edwin B. Foster, hut that “af ter a checkered existence” the lessee is known as the Indian Territory Illum inating Oil Company, "it was," says this statement, “one of the most gigan tic monopolies even Issued for an in dividual or company by any secrataiy of the interior. The original lease* was nothing short of a public scandal.” PRESIDENTS MESSAGE. In Regard to Collection of San Do mingo Customs. Washington, Feb. 17. President Roosevelt’s message, trnsmitting to tho Senate the new Dominican protocol of an agreement providing for the collec tion and disbursement by tho Uhfted States of the customs re/ernes of San Dorningo for the adjustment of all tho obligations of that government. was to day made public by order oi life Senate in executive session. The document includes the new agreement as well as the original pro tocol and award of the commission of arbitration for the settlement of the claims of the Santo Domingo Improve ment Company, under which agents of the United States are already collect ing the revenues at ceituln of tho port* of the Dominican government. Few documents that have come to tho Senate in relation to any .»f the South or Centra! American or West In dia republics have attracted so much attention. Because of the controversy that has arisen as to the rights of the executive to enter into treaty arrangements with any foreign government without the advice and consent of the Senate, ex traordinary interest has been aroused. The message of th*i President out lined the policy of tho administration' in relation to the M doctrine, holding that it demanded that ibis gov ernment take charge *»f the customs of American states when it Is manifest that they arc unable to maintain t'ueir own integrity. Death of Famous Financier. Philadelphia, Feb. 17.—Jay Cooke, whose fame as a financier is world wide, died yesterday at tho home of Ids son-in-law, Charley D. Barney, at Ogontz, a suburb of this city, aged clghty-three years. Ho bad been suf fering from general debility, the result of old age, for several years. Last Monday he entertained as ills guests 125 young ladies attending the Ogontz school and their friendn. Jay Cooke was the hanker of the Nation during the Civil War. financing the war largely on his own credit. In 5,873 he failed for $50,000,000. later paid dollar for dollar and died a money king. A picturesque American, a grand old man, was this financier of whom Grant said in 'CS, “Without Jay Cooke's hell) the money could not have been raised, and tho Rebellion might have succeeded.” The history of the finan cing of tiie federal war loans by Jay Cooke et Co. is familiar to men of af fairs. Jay Cooke was the creator of the 'Northern Pacific railroad. He was the sole survivor of a group of money kings who went down to financial ruin in 1873. yet he died almost as wealthy as at the zenith of his prosperity. Convicted of Election Frauds. Denver, Feb. 17. —Michael Dowd and Peter Miller, charged with compiling to suppress, conceal and destroy bal lots in precinct 3 of Ward 7, at the last general election, were found guilty by a Jury In Judge Booth M. Malone’s di vision of the District Court last night. They are granted ten days.in which to file a motion for a new trial. The of fense is a felony punishable by from one to ten years In the penitentiary. Tiie verdict was as follows: “We, the jury, find the defendants, Peter Miller and Michael Dowd, guilty of conspiracy to conceal, suppress and destroy offi cial ballots as charged In tho Informa tion.” Rapid Telegraphy. Paris, Feb. 17. —Interesting experi ments were made Tuesday between Paris and London, with a new rapid telegraphic apparatus. The Inventors, Poliak and Varring, claim that the instrument can transmit 40,000 words an hour with the help of six clerks. The message arrives In written In stead of telegraphic characters. Change of Depots. Colorado Springs. Colo., Dec. 17. — While in this city yesterday, J. M. Her bert, vice president of the Colorado & Southern, made the Important an nouncement that, beginning March Ist, all trains on the Cripple Creek Short J.ine would arrive and depart from the Santa Fe depot, instead of the Rio Grande, as at present. The Mayor of Chicago. Chicago Feb. 17.—John Maynard Harlan was unanimously nominated for mayor of Chicago by the Republi can convention. Harlan, who is a law yer, Is a son. of John M. Harlan, asso ciate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, and a brother of Richard D. Harlan, president of I-ake Forest University, and of James S. Harlan, former attorney general of Porto Rico. In 1897 he headed an in dependent ticket for the mayoralty, polling 70.000 votes. DENVER MARKETS CATTLE. -J Comparative Receipts. Month to February 17th 5.786 Same period last year 5,813 Decrease 27 Year to date 25.061 Same period last year 2".763 Increase 1.298 The following quotations represent the range of prices paid on this* mar ket : Beef steers, corn-fed, good to ehoico $4.25(54.75 Beef steers, corn-fed, com mon to medium 3.750 4.25 Beef steers, hay-fed, good to choice 2-750 4.25 Beer steers, hay-fed .common to medium 3.2503.60 Cows and heifers, corn-fed, good to choice 3.2503.75 Cows and heifers, corn-fed, common to medium 2.250 2.90 Cows and heifers, hay fed. good to choice 2.750 3.25 Cows and heifers, hay-fod, common to medium 2.000 2.70 Canners 1.2501.75 Calfres, veal, good to choice. 4.250 4.5>i Calves, veal, talr to g00d... 3.5n0 4.25 Bulls, stags, etc 1.250 2.50 Feeders, F. P. R., good to choice 3.500 3.85 Feeders, F. P. R., common to medium 3.0003.40 Stockers, F. I*, It.,* good to choice 3.3503.75 Stockers, F. I*. R. ( common to medium 3.000 3.30 Hogs. Comparative receipts: Month to February 17th 6,086 Same period last year 10,614 Decrease 4.508 Year to date K,493| Same period last year 33,155 | Decrease 3.662 The following quotations represent the prices paid on this market: Choice heavy $4.75 to 4.85 Light and mixed packers.. 4.G0104.75 Sheep. Comparative receipts: Month to February 17th 24,152 Same period last year 7.107 increase 17,045 Year to date 70,540 Same period last year 20,114 Increase 50,426 Tho following quotations represent the prices puid on this market for fat sheep: Wethers, muttons $4.0004.60 Ewes, muttons 3.9004.35 Yearlings 4.2504.75 lounbs 6.2506.00 Feeder wethers. P.P.R 4.200 4.65 Feeder lambs, F.P.R 4.500 5.50 Grain. Wheat, choice milling, per 100 lbs.. $1.70; rye, Colorado, bulk, per 10<» lbs., 90c; oats, bulk. Nebraska, new, white. $1.10; mixed, $1.07; in sack, Colorado, white, $1.25; corn, in bulk, 92c; corn chop, sacked, $1.00; bran, Colorado, per 100 lbs., SI.OO. Hay. Upland, per ton, $10.00011.00; sec ond bottom, SB.OO 0 9.00; timothy, SII.OOO 12.00; timothy and clover. $10.00011.00; alfalfa, prime. $6,000 $7.00; straw. $3.0004.00; South Park wire grass, $13.000 15.00. Dressed Poultry. Turkeys, fancy dry picked. 20 Turkeys, choice 18 Turkeys, old toms 16 Turkeys, culls 80 10 Hens, fancy 14 Hens, medium 120 13 Ileus, culls 30 4 Springs, fancy 15 Springs, choice, lb 12 Roosters, old 7 Spring cocks 11 Geese, ih 13 Ducks, lb 140 15 * Live Poultry. Springs, live, lb 12 Hens, lb 11 Roosters, lb 6 Ducks, lb 110 12 Turkeys, lb 15 Geese, lb 090 1C Pigeons, dozen 60 Butter. Elgin market 32 Creameries extra Colo 300 31 Creameries, extra, eastern. 300 31 Creameries, firsts, Colo rado and eastern 29 Process and renovated goods, lb 25 Store packed 17© 18 Cooking butter 150 16 Roll, lb 180 20 Eggs. Eggs, fresh, ranch, loss off 9.30 Eggs, fresh, case count... 9.00 Eggs, state, loss off 7.50 The referees appointed by the United States District Court in Denver In the $1,000,000 damage suit brought by the Morning Glory Gold Mining Company against the Mary McKinney Mining Company, for alleged ill* gal extraction of ore belonging to the plaintiff by right of apex, have completed their findings, which will be filed in the United States Court. Two of the ref erees find that the Mary McKinney company owes the Morning Glory com pany approximately $61,000, while the third referee, In a minority report, gives the plaintiff less, his findings resulting in an award of SIO,OOO less than the amount stated. A Victor dispatch of February 10th says: To-day Stratton'.- Independence Company renewed nearly all its lease contracts. There are thirty-five les sees. Leases on this property are for six months and the renewals signed to day are for that time. A new body of high grade ore has been opened on the northern slope of Jonny hill, at Leadvlllc. The extent of this ore body has not' been determined. The strike was made on the Izard, which is being operated under lease by E. R. Evans, Dr. B. F. Griffith and as sociates. Can Save Fifty Vessels. Victoria. B. C.. Feb. 16.—The steam ship Tremont, which arrived to-day frbm Japanese ports, brought news that fifty vessels will !*'' added to Jap anese naval strength as a result of sal vage operations now being conducted at Port Arthur. John L. Hull Ivan says If he had J - 000.000 lie would use ;t to relieve siif- j ferlng and want. Among the barkeep- I era? A person can live on 10 rents a day— and a tombstone may be acquired »u even less. CONDENSED TELEGRAMS The Montana House of Representa tives killed a bill to license gambling. A tire In the Battle house. Mobile, on the 12th Inst., occasioned a loss of $400,000. There are said to be signs of another revolution against President Castro In Venezuela. Italy has experienced extreme cold weather. Mount Vesuvius being cov ered with snow. Japan has placed an urgent order with a Glasgow manufacturer for lift} powerful locomotives. ■ J. Plerpont Morgan has arranged to make another cruise in foreign waters in his steam yacht, the Corsair. The Montana House of Representa tives defeated the woman suffrage bill oy a vote of 20 for to 28 against. Lady Curzon, wife of the viceroy of India, ami her three children sailed from I>mdon for India February 10th. It Is estimated that thero are 45,- OdO.OOO eggs in cold storage in Chi cago. while the price is 35 cents a dozen. The bill giving women (ho right to vote for presidential electors was killed by the Kansas Senate by a vote of G to 29. The trial of Mrs. Cassic L. Chadwick In the United States District Court at Cleveland, has been set for March 6th before Judge R. W. Taylor. At the bench show of the West minster Kennel Club In Madison Square Garden, New York, there were 2,700 dogs on exhibition. Anderw Carnegie has announced that he will go to Cleveland to testify against Mrs. Cassln L. Chadwick, whoso trial begins March oth. The London Times says the Hum burg-American liners Deutschland and Hamburg are to be sold to Russia for $.*,500, 000 and $2,000,000 respectively. Both branches of the Missouri legis lature have passed the bill repealing the present law which prohibit* the use of alum in the manufacture of baking powder. Rear Admiral Frank C. Crosby, U. S. N., retired, died at Washington on the Bth Inst, from paralysis, aged 65 years. He served during the Civil War and was retired In 1902. A dispatch from Kobe, Japan, reports that the small steamer Natorlgaw col lided with the harbor works at Osaka on Sunday and sank, and that ninety four persons wer-i drowned. The Kentucky Wesleyan College, the official school of the Methodist Episco pal Church South at Winchester, Ken- j tucky, was burned February 14th, the loss being estimated nt $75,000. Rear Admiral George F. Wilde, com mandant of the Boston navy yard, lias requested Secretary Morton to place him on the retired list. He has been In the navy for forty-three years. At Havana, Cuba, ou the I4th Inst., 11. W. Fletcher lowered the world's au tomobile one-mile record one second by driving the eighty-horse power ma chine of O. F. Thomas that distance In forty-five seconds. According to Minneapolis elevntor men who operate strings of elevators throughout tin? Dakotas, over 2,0UU,0U0 bushels of oats have just been bought | up by agents of the Japanese govern- | ment. Before the National Promotion of Health Club, Mrs. E. Cornelia Claflla ha* anounced that the club has been offered 100 acres of land in the Ozark mountains as a place of recreation for fflek shop girls. Two photographs of Jlorh the "Chi cago Bluebeard’’ sent to Germany by tin* police officials have been returned with the information that they are pic tures of Jacob Scinidt, who formerly lived at Bingen, Germany. The management of the Chicago & Northwestern railway lias practically decided to electrify all of the suburban divisions at Chicago with a view to j competing with the trolley lines. The work may be spread over five years. Three Russian captains ami ten lieu- | tenants who surrendered at Port Ar- : thur and who gave their parole to the : Japanese, arrived at Honolulu on the j 13th Inst, on the steamer Siberia en j route to San Francisco, from whence ! they will go to Russia via New York, j The indictment charging Manager j Will Q. Davis of the Iroquois theater ' in Chicago, with manslaughter on ac- [ count of loss of life In the theater fire has been quashed on the ground that j the document fails to show any omls- | sion of duty on the part of Davis. j Socialists held twenty-one monster' meetings In Berlin and Its suburbs on the night of the 9th Inst., to express I "ilaming Indignation nt the butcheries and massacres which the Russian gov-f ernment has perpetrated on defense less men. women and children iu St. » Petersburg.” Emperor •William has given his sup port to officers who prefer to drink 1 toasts In water or non-alcoholic bever-' ages. A recent order reads: "No com pulsion exists to partake of toasts in alcoholic drinks, und It may be left to the movement now In progress to ad- r vanee this idea in all circles.” General Stoessel, seen on the steam ship Arabian on his way to Russia, said Port Arthur could only have held out eight days longer at the utmost. He said there were 30,000 men, IS,OOO of whom were In the hospital, and 4,- 000 non-combatants. The remaining 3.000 nearly all had scurvy. A French officer is credited with the statement that two fast English yachts were engaged as scouts for the Rus sian squadron passing through the Mediterranean and Red seas, keeping a lookout for Japan esq. vessels sup posed to be cruising In those waters. The yachts kept in communication with the flagships. The date of the visit to American waters of the squadron of Brltsh war ships commanded by Rear Admiral Prince Louis of Battenberg has been definitely fixed for October. It will comprise a short stay at Newport* New York and Annapolis. The prlfoce’s visit to Washington WRLit is said, be of an official character. President Roosevelt will be notified through the British arpbassador ftnd Prince Louis will convey to the .President King Ed ward’s greeting in a special message. At the convention of the Journey men Tailors of America the plan of paying strike benefits was changed so that in case of a general strike or lock out involving fifty per cent, of the members, strike benefits shall not be paid until the members in good stand ing have been out on a strike for four weeks. The Kansas City, Mexico & Orient railway has placed an order for loco motives to cost $1,000,000, to be ready for delivery by January next. Before next fall the company expects to be hauling cattle In its own cars from Texas and Oklahoma to Kansas City. MR. GUGGENHEIM'S GIFT BUILDING FOR BCHOOL OF MINE 9 Smelter Magnate Donates Fifty Thou sand Dollars for an Adminis tration Building. Denver, Feb. 1C. —The Colorado State School of Mines Is to have a splendid new administration building, costing $50,000, the gift of Simon Gug genheim. The money Is available ftn mediately, and It Is hoped to have the building ready for use by the opening of the next school year. At a meeting of the board of trus tees held In this city yesterday, the gift was formally accepted, and it was de cided to Immediately ask the archi tects for competitive designs for tin* new building. At the meeting there were present: Dr. J. P. Kelly, presi dent; James T. Smith, secretary; Otto F. Thuin, Joseph S. Jaffa, members; ind Victor C. Alderson, president of :he college. it is agreed that the new building shall be known as "Simon Guggenheim Hall,” and us it Is to be the building around which revolves tin* life of the institution, it Is sure to play a promi nent part in school work. Following is Mr. Guggenheim’s let ter to President Alderson regarding the gift: “Denver, Colo., Feb. 15, 1905. "Dr. Victor C. Alderson, President of the Faculty of the Suite School of Mines, Golden, Colo. “Dear Sir—l learn that at the pres ent time the prosecution of the work of your Institution is greatly hindered through the lack of room. 1 therefore take pleasure in making, through you, to your board of trustees, a contribu tion of $50,000 for the erection of a new building to meet your growing de mands. “Having been a .citizen of this state for the past sixteen years, and in com mon with my brothers, having been en gaged in the development of Its re sources. nntilrally appreciate the ben efits which are being derived by the people of the state through the good work which your Institution is accom plishing. “The recent birth of a son deepens my sense of gratitude and makes mo more alive to the necessity for the proper training of the young men who are to continue the work of the up building of our commonwealth. ’’ln tho Industries In which my brothers and myself have been en gaged, many of the graduates of tho State School of Mines have aided by their training to contribute to our suc cess. 1 can, therefore, testify to tho good work which your institution Is do ing. and. In stating this, I do not wish to detract from the execellent work be ing done by the other state instil utions of learning. They are all contributing lo the welfare of the state and should be encouraged, but the work of your institution has been so much In touch with the mining and smelting business In which I have been and am engaged, that I feel a particular appreciation of the'benefits which It has conferred upon all of us, and this gives renson for my keen personal interest In the welfare of your Institution. “I congratulate the people of the state on the present successful man agement of your affairs. I feel that the president, the faculty and the board of trustees are entitled to the confidence and respect of our citizens. Wishing the State School of- Mines tho fullest measure of success, 1 remain, yours very truly, (Signed) • “SI MON GUGGEN 11 El M President Alderson replied In an elo quent and appreciative letter, thanking Mr. Guggenheim in behalf of the board (ff trustees, the faculty, tho alumni and student body and the friends of the school. Oil Fight in Congress Washington, Feb. 16.—The resolu tion adopted in the House yesterday relating to pertoleum was presented by Representative Campbell of Kansas, and Is as follows: "Resolved, that the secretary of commerce and labor be and be hereby Is, requested to Investigate the cause or causes of the low price of crude oil or petroleum in the United States, and especially in the Kansas oil field, and the unusually large margins between the price of crude oil or petroleum and tho selling price of refined ollanditsby products; and whether the said condi tions have resulted iu whole or In part from any contract, combination In the form of a trust or otherwise, or con spiracy in restraint of trade and com merce among the several states and territories, or with foreign countries; also whether the said prices have been controlled In whole or In port by any corporation, Joint stock company, or corporate combination engaged in com merce among the several states and territories or with foreign nations, also whether such corporation, joint stock company or corporate combination, In purchasing crude oil or petroleum, by any order or practice of discrimina tion, boycotts, blacklists or In any manner discriminates against any par ticular oil field; also to Investigate the organization, profits, conduct and man agement of tho business of such corporation or corporations, com pany or companies and cor porate combinations, if any, and to make early report of its findings, ac cording to law, to the end that such information may be used by Congress as a basis for legislation, or by the de partment of justice as a basis for legul proceedings.” Hardware Men Meet. Denver, Feb. 16. —The Colorado Re tail Hardware Dealers' Association at its meeting yesterday decided to work for an amendment to a bill which pro tects the furniture and dry goods mer chant in extending credit. Should it pass, the retail dealer will have the power to attach cooking utensils and household goods that are unpaid lor. The election of- officers resulted us follows: President A. B. Meservey, Colorado Springs; vice president, Adolph Unfug. Walsenburg; executive committee. A. B. Corbin, Junta; J. F. Wallace, Hooper; F. A. Ellis, Jr., Denver, D. Barkley, Fort Collins. The convention closed with a recep tion and dance at the Adams hotel last night. Coal Famine in Iowa. Des Moines. lowa, Feb. 16.—Con tinued intense cold and snow which have tied up many trains have placed the state at the mercy of a coal and fuel famine. In many sections of the state farmers are burning corn for fuel. Hundreds of lowa towns, iso lated because of the stagnant condition of railroad service, are actually suffar- Ing. OUT OF THE ORDINARY Ode to the Prune. (The California prune crop tbLv season; Is 150,000,000 pounds.—News note.) Fnlr fruit, though grrator bards refuse To chant your praise; although they) scorn ye. This Ls the acme of good news l-'iom California. Great poets do not car- to tune The lyre to such a lowly ditty. And pity *tls. 'tis true (O piune. Tls truo you'to pitty). Perchance the pruning knife should cut I'liat pun we muiiu tho vorse above this, I Perhaps, we say. It ought to, but Wo simply love this! The punishment must fit thn crime. As Gilbert said In “The Mikado,” Hut, O to make It tit a rhytuo Of El Dorudo! Oh prosy prune, they've done you wrong.* Who never yet have been so tuneful f lo chant your swe Incsa In u song. ' ltah! They wore pruncrui! Esculent prune, wo have a hunch. As sure as w« ro a luckless winner. Well have you now for breakfast, lunch And maybe dinner. . 1 Hut. welcome, prune, by pint or peck. We're glad your crop Is so extensive. Wtt'ie tlivil of you, but—by heck!— I You're inexpensive! —I lew York Mail. Oyster, Aged 25, a Foot Long. A wholesale oyster dealer was siz-j ini: up a new invoice yesterday.l ’There are sorao old fullows in that 1 lot," ho Haiti, aa ho Rhovod to one sice some abnormally largo onoa. Ho picked out one and measured it The shell was eight inches long. "Tho age of an oyster has absolutely no affect upon Its quality,” ho said. "Iti doesn’t get tough with age. like tho higher order of animals. How long does an oyster live? Well, I couldn’t say exactly. I have known Maurice river oystermen to claim that an oys ter undisturbed in a neglected cove would live for twenty-flve years before it finally died of old ugo. And an oyster of the Maurlco river type keeps on growing all tho timo. I havo seen Homo myself thnt measured nearly s foot in length.—Philadelphia Record. Turned Round by the Sun. A largo grunlto bull, weighing two tons, in a cemetery in Ohio Is slowly turning on its axis. During tho laaff' five years the ball has turned 13% inches. When the ball was placed In position an unpolished spot 6 inches in diameter was left in the socket of the pedestal on which It rested. A year ago It was noticed that tho un polished spot was turning upward on the south side of the monument Tho revolution of the hugo polished ball, which It would requlro a derrick to lilt, is supposed to bo duo to tho sun's healing one sldo of it, the south, aud causing it to expand, while tho north Hide, which rests most In tho shade, does not expand to tho samo extent, and tliuß the bnll gradually shifts its position by turning. Long-Lived English Family. Do modern records contain any thing to equal the following entry In the parish leglster of Old Whitting ton, Derbyshire: "Thomas Ashton, eon of Mr. Arthur and Mrs. Jano Bulkeley, was baptized July 1, 1744. Gt-dfathers: Edward Downs, .esq., gloat - great - great - great - uncle; ’ Dr. Charles Ashton. great-great-great uncle; Joseph Ashton, gent., great groat-groat-uncle. Godmothers: Mrs. Wood, great -great-great-great -aunt; Mrs. Walnwright, great-greaU'graad inother; Mrs. Green, great-grand mother. Registered at tho request of Joseph Ashton, of Landon. gent., who nominated the godfathers and god mothers. believing thoy uro not to bo paralleled In England." Wonders of the Hand, j The human band Is a profound ' study. No Instrument devised by man j compares with It for complication. It Is a hammer, a vice, a forceps, a 1 hook, a spring, a weight; It pushes, draws In, and tho fingers alone con tain elements of chisels, gouges and all the tools a sculptor requires in 1 modeling. From tho olbow to the [digital ext.-emltles its movements are produced by nearly fifty muscles. So complicated is the cordago of a hu- I man band that export anatomists can hardly keep in remembrance Its in tricate mechanism. With it all the emotions of the mind may bo both manifested aud intenßifled. It Is a wonder of wonders. Old Landmark Burned. An old house In Sunset Park, one of the landmark* of Brooklyn, N. Y., has been burned. It has been thought thn house was used as a hiding place for “Charley” Ross Immediately after hn I was kidnapped In Philadelphia. The i house was a relic of revolutionary times, and recently had been used by a park watchman as a shelter. Mis chievous boys skating on tho park lake snowballed tho old watchman, and when he gave chaso ono of them crept up to the house and set It on fire. Hunted Deer Invaded Store. A deer, pursued by tho County | Down (Ireland) -staghounds, bolted through a grocer’s shop In Crossgar. the other day. and then through tho scullery und yard Into a neighboring kitchen. It overturned the furniture, and tried to Jump through tho win dow, but It becamo wedged In tho frame, and was captured there.’ In spite of the noise the animal made-, a child which was sleeping in ,tbe ♦kitchen was not awakened. “Funeral Services” Over Saloon.* To the solemn wall of a dirge, which followed “funeral” services, a saloon at Laurel street and Freeman aveVue. Cincinnati, Ohio, was closed perma nently the other day. The "services” were conducted by members of tho Young People’s society of the Lincoln Park church, which long objected 'to the presence of tho establishment. The church people made business so poor for the saloonkeeper that he was driven out. Prohibition on Opium Bmoking. Opium smoking has reached izn mejse proportions In the French ports on the Mediterranean sea. Laws havo been passed in Marseilles and Toulon forbidding tho "rolling of-pltls’t in public places in those cities.