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Apple Pie. When our cook she makes a pie. You oughter see her Angers fly! She sits an' holds a yeller bowl. An' stirs so fust she keeps a hole Down through the middle of the stun There's milk an' egg. an' flour enough And maybe other things, but I Ferget Just all that makes u pie. When our cook she makes a pie. She rolls the dough thut. by and by. Is two round blunkets; then you 11 see Her slice some apples evenly. Plump into bed she makes 'em hop. An' cuts some peep-holes through the top. So they won t smother when they lie All warm an' sugared in the pie. When our cook she makes a pie. She balances the plate up high. And with a pleasant snippy sound She trims it nicely all around. And when she's thumbed the edges tight The apples can't get up at night. But when she's baked It. then, oh my. You never et such apple pie! —Burges Johnson, In Harper's Weekly. Fun With a Comb. Every boy and girl using a comb to smooth out their tangled locks on a cold morning has heard and wondered at the electricity that cackles as the comb passes through the hair. This property of the comb can be used In an interesting experiment. Cut out a lot of little paper figures. On the next cold day when your hair begins to snap and stand on end in its effort to follow the comb, hold the comb over the figures. The puppets imme diately appear to be endowed with life. They commence to jump and dance, or stick to each other and the comb, as if fastened with glue. Often a figure will stand on Its head; an other, fixing himself by one hand hold his tiny form upright in a comical fashion; sometimes they will form themselves into long strings and go through all manner of seemingly in telligent movements. Minko. Minko Is a game played by the Japa nese boys. Two boys play It; one throws a red disk face down on the ground, and the other tries to strike it so hard with his green disk that h» turns it over and thus wins the red one. The Bells of Japan. One ot the sweetest of them rings out many times every day into the waiting air. in a far-away little city. Its tone is intensely thrilling and ' pathetic. The bells are not sounded by a clapper, but are struck from the outside by a sort of wooden arm. Be ing withdrawn to the proper distance and released, it strikes the bell once; the strokes art allowed to succeed one another on.y with dignified and stately regularity. Tradition says that the finest bells have much silver in their composition, which may account for their deep and wonderful sweetness. Whether this be so or not, the bells make a profound Impression upon all sensitive and musical persons, here tofore accustomed to the more discord ant bells of our western civilization.— St. Niche las. Up-Helly-A. Up-Helly-A! one of the few ancient British customs which, survives. Is still kept as a carnival by the Gulzers or the Shetland Isles at the end of January, at I.erwick. Thirty squads of from six to twenty persons each are formed, and every squad has a distinctive fancy dress. A fine model of a Norse galley Is built, gilded and decked with glitter ing shields nnd Norse raven banners. Sometimes there are two or three small galleys. Early on Up-Helly day an immense poster, attested by the sign manual of the Worthy Chief Guizer, is placed at the market cross, declaring the route of the procession. In the afternoon the children par ade the streets, drawing pretty little models of galleys and dancing round little bonfires, In which the galley* are burnt. In the evening there is a torchlight procession of Gulzers. The great gal ley. with a crew of quaintly-attired musicians. Is drawn through the town and afterwards burnt in the market close. Then bands of Gulzers. still in fancy dress, make house-to-house vis its in the town, and eat. drink and dance far Into the night with their entertainers. —London Mirror. A Trick With Water. If a drop of water is let fall on a piece of paper. It spreads In a large circle. If, however, the paper has been oiled, or covered with lamp black or some similar substance, the drop of water will roll upon It as a ball slightly flattened. This fact may be made use of for the performance of a pretty trick. • Take a bahd of rather strong paper, about a foot wide and as long as pos sible —several sheets pasted together end to end will do admirably—pass It over a smoking lamp, or better, still, cover one side of It with graphite, commonly called blacklead or plum bago. Stand upright on the table sev eral books decreasing regularly in size, and pin the band of paper on their backs, taking care that the waves In the paper are longer and more shallow as you approach the smallest book. At the lower end of the band place a dish. At the other end pour water drop by drop on the paper. The drops will roll rapidly down the first incline, and with the Impetus thus gained will remount over the back of the second book, and so on over one book after another till they drop into the dish. Wriggles—A Game. The worse artist you are, the more fun this game Is! Give each player a pad and pencil, and have each draw a short, crooked line on the paper. Then let each ex change pads with his neighbor. The person who receives his neighbor’s pad must then make a picture—bird, beast or whatever else he pleases—in which he Incorporates his neighbor's ''wriggle” and makes it heavier In out line, so as to distinguish It from the rest of the drawing. Shouts of laughter will greet the drawings when they are hung up for exhibition. A prize should be awarded to the cleverest, and also to the most ridicu lous one, and the artist of each one should be compelled to rise and ac cept his prjze and bow his acknowl edgments to the audience. Funny Little Hand Mill. Thrust a needle through a cork lengthwise, so that you can make it stand point up. Now cut a piece of thin, very light paper Into a square about three-quar tes of an Inch along each side. Bend one corner up a bit and one down, in about the shape of the wings of the common pinwheels. Then find the exact center of it anil adjust It on the point of th« needle wo that It can turn easily. Now tell the company that you can make the card revolve at the word of command. Rub your hand without letting any one see It. This is done to warm It. for the success of the trick depends on the heat of the hand. Then rest the hand on the table so that >our open palm will be toward the card. Gradually bring your palm to the card till it Is so close as almost to touch It. The card will begin to turn almost immediately If It has been adjusted properly, and If your hand is warm enough. The Fighting Pellets. Lay two cork pellets on water In a glass or small basin, and they will approach each other more and more until at last they dart together with I a rush. Now take away one of the cork pellets and put a tiny pellet of wax in its place. Immediately the I two pellets will fight—that Is. the I cork pellet will push the wax pel ! let violently away from It. Why is this? Owing to adhesion, the water under Witch Fortune Party Boys and girls may find much amusement at a witch fortune telling party, such as is described here. The boy or girl through whom the "all wise" witch speaks takes his or her place behind a curtain, as Is shown In the accompanying picture. No. 1. The presence of this person must be kept a secret from the guests, who are seated In the parlor, facing the curtain, or "cabinet,” as It may be called. us take it for granted that ths principal performing In the cabinet is a boy named John, thus simplifying the description. The curtain to form the cabinet is bung diagonally across one corner of the room, leaving space behind it for a person to sit comfortably on a chair. In the center of this curtain, at the height of a boy's shoulders, is a perpendicular slit about twenty inches long. (Shown in picture No. 1.) John takes his seat in the cabi net Jdst before the guests arrive, his wrists and doubled up fists prepared represent the witch. First, after binding the wrists together with a piece of nuislln, the fists are rounded out by wrappings of cotton batting. Over this Is drawn smoothly a white cloth to form a head. On the front side —the side that will look toward the audience—features are painted with ink and water colors. Over the back and sides of the head a witch's rutile hood is put on and is tied snug ly under the chin. From the wrists, which form the neck, a dress is hung, with rag arms attached. The dress is to be long enough to fall below the each of the cork pellets is a lillle higher than It Is on the rest of the surface. In its efforts to equalize this the water draws the two pellets together. The wax pellet, however, exerts no such influence on water. It sits lower on the water, therefore, than the cork pellet, and actually slides away from the latter whenever it approaches Its little hill of water. Flower Emblems. Fleur-de-lis France Violet Athens Shamrock Ireland Sugar Maple Canada Linden Prussia Mignonette Saxony Rose England Sacred Lotus of Nile Egypt Lily Italy Cornflower Germany Leek Wales Thistle Scotland For Fun. Do you know your friends’ hands? Some time when several are presenl let each lay his or her hands, with the fingers open as wide as possible, upon a sheet of plain white paper, and then with a pencil mark the out line of the hand. Then shuffle the out lines and let all guess which Is whose. Dare Base. Dare Base is a tag game. At each end of the yard la a goal. Midway be tween draw a line, which Is dace base. A child or catcher Is at each end of the dare base. At a signal th# child ren pass from one goal to tie wther, and those who are tagged as they pass over the dare base become catch ers with the others. So on till all are caught. After the children cross the dare base they are safe. Man-Eating Tiger Scared. One day while two brothers were cutting bamboos near a village In India a man-eating tiger sprang out of the jungle on one of them, knocked him down and was about to carry him off when the other flung himself on the brute’s back and shouted at the top of his voice. The tiger was so surprised at the novelty of the attack that it dropped Its prey, shook ofT Its rider and bolted. Unhappily, the victim had been so badly bitten and otherwise mauled that he did not recover. These man eating tigers are the curse of the villages. They are tigers past active work that skulk about In the long grass on the chance of snapping up an easy meal. The incident is Interesting as proving once more the cfTect of the human voice, loudly and vigorously used upon wild animals. elbows when the hands are held up. (See picture No. 2.) In the curtain, just in front of John's eyes, a small round bole has been cut, so that he may see all that transpires in the parlor. After the guests have assembled and been seated, the hostess explains that a fortune telling witch Is in the cabinet and that she will soon make her appearance, telling the future, past nnd present to those desiring to possess such knowledge. Then John thrusts his fists (the witch ’s head) out through the open ing In the curtain, and In a high fal setto voice says ‘‘Good eve to you, ladies fair, and gentlemen brave. I am here to read to you the tnings that Fate decrees shall come to pass. Let those who would have the mystery of the future solved rise, one at a time, to their feet.” As he has been speaking, John has pressed the body of the witch through the curtain, making her wag right, forward and back, in a most humorous fashion. As the guests rise, one at a time, in accordance with the witch’s order, John tells the fortunes in the same disguised voice, which seems to speak her head emphatically from left to from the nodding, dancing witch. Be ing enabled to see the person whose fortune is being told, he can touch upon little personal affairs that will cause much fun for the guests. , The two accompanying pictures will give a good idea of how the witch is made and the manner in which she will appear. ROCKEFELLER S PLEA DENIES CHARGE OF DISHONESTY. Statement of Standard Oil Solicitor Defends Great Oil Mag. ate—Says Allegations of Ministers Are False and Vile. New York, April 7.—S. C. T. I>odd, chief solicitor of the Standard Oil Company, gave out a statement yester day with reference to the recent dis cussion as to the acceptance of a gift of SIOO,OOO offered by John D. Rocke feller for missionary work. Mr. Dodd declares that the state ment that Mr. Rockefeller made his money dishonestly "Is false, is vile and, being made by ministers In the pretended Interest of morality, is doubly vile.” Mr. Dodd then says that the Stan dard Oil Company does not own a share of stock In any railway; does not control any railroad company, and that since the enactment of the Inter state commerce law, has not received lower rates than other shippers by re bates. arrangements, devices or plans of any character. The testimony of Howard Page, freight agent of the Standaul Oil Company, before the Industrial Com mission, is quoted in this connection. With reference to gas and copper companies. Mr. Dodd says: "No doubt many have been preju diced against Mr. Rockefeller by sen sational writers, whose articles, ac companied by portraits and carica tures. are intended to create the Im pression tht Mr. Rockefeller was prin cipal In the affairs relating to the or ganization of the gas and copper com panies, although no fad showing such connection is stated. The Standard OH Company has already denied that it had any conectlon or interest, directly or indirectly, in the organization of these corporations, and on the best au thority the same denial is now made for John D. Rockefeller. He had Ho connection with nor Interest in. direct ly or indirectly, the organization of these corporations.” corporations.” In his statement Mr Dodd says: "There may well be a difference of opinion on the abstract, question whether the hoard of missions should receive gifts unless satisfied that the giver is honest; but all will agree that if he who would bring ills gift to the altar must come with clean hands, still more should he who ministers at the altar and receives the gift be freo from stain. There is no excuse for those who make money dishonestly, ami still less excuse for those who. In the name of religion, falsely accuse their fellow men.” Many Railway Disasters. Washington. April 7—A report of the railroad accidents in the United States during October. November and December, 1904, has been completed by the Interstate Commerce Commis sion. It shows that. In that quarter, fifty-three passengers and 18!) em ployes were killed and 1,430 passen gers and 1.868 employes Injured; a total of 242 persons killed and 3,289 Injured, in train accidents. Other accidents to passengers and employes, not the result of collisions or derailments, bring the total num her of casualties up to 14,978 —951 killed and 14,027 injured. The report Indicate* a decrease of 175 killed and 024 injured as compared with the last preceding quarter. Of the total number of fifty three passen gers killed lu train accidents, twenty nine were killed in one collision be tween a passenger train and a freight train. The total number of collisions nnd derailments in the quarter was 2.950. the financial darnuge aggregating $2,- 406.081. The number of employes killed In coupling and uncoupling cars in the quarter was seventy-one— twelve more than iu the preceding three months. Dr. Gladden's Reply. Columbus, Ohio, April 7.—Dr. Wash ingfon Gladden, moderator of the gen era I council of the Congregational churches of the Knited States, last night gave the following signed roply to the statement of S. C. T. Dodd gen eral counsel of tlie Standard Oil Com pany : "Mr. Dodd says that Standard Oil does not own a share of stock In any railroad company. By this statement Mr. Dodd intends to convey and does convey to the public the meaning that the group of men with common inter ests who have always owned and con trolled the Standard Oil Company, ami for whom the phrase 'Standard Oil’ Is an accurate and convenient synonym, do not own any railroad stock or con trol any railroad. “Is this statement, which Mr. Dodd intends to convej a true statement? Will Mr. Dodd peclflcally state that the group of men thus described do not own enough .stock practically to control many of our Important rail roads? "Until this question Is definitely an swered, other parts of the manifesto may be neglected "WASHINGTON GLADDEN. ’ Equitable Life Mutualized. New York, April 7. —Out of the fifty members of the board of directors of the Equitable Lit- Assurance Society thirty-eight assembled in the com pany’s board room yesterday after noon, and after an hour and thirty minutes of discussion. In the course of which it Is understood the whole Equitable controversy was gone over, announcement was made that those present had unanimously decided to adopt the two years’ mutunlLatlon plan announced several days ago. Rumors of resignations did not bear fruit, ami It was authoritatively said that none was tendered. “Everything harmonious.” was the tenor of the official statement Issued after the meeting by Senator Depew and Cornelius N- Bliss. This an nouncement also said that a commit tee of directors would Investigate tho company’s management. Will Envelop Linevitch. London. April 7.—The correspond ent at St. Petersburg of the Times says: “The latest official Information leads to the belief that the Japanese are advancing in crescent formation, Oku on the left. Nodzu on the center and Kurokl and Kawamura on the right, and with a total strength of 475,000. It Is feared that Llnevitch will be compelled to withdraw.” DENVER MARKETS Cattle. Comparative receipts: Month to April 7 4,966 Same period last year 1,419 Increase 3,547 Year to date 50,047 Same period last year 33,567 Increase 16,480 The following quotations represent the range or prices paid on this mar ket: Beef steers, cornfed, good to choice 4.25(0)4.75 Beef steers, cornfed. common to medium email@example.com Beef steers, hayfed, good to choice firstname.lastname@example.org Beef steers, hayfed. common to medium 3.25(9)4.00 Cows and heifers, cornfed. good to choice email@example.com Cows anil heifers, cornfed, common to medium firstname.lastname@example.org Cows and heifers, hayfed. good to choice email@example.com Cows and heifers, hayfed. common to medium firstname.lastname@example.org Canners 1.50(0)2.25 Calves, veal, good to choice. email@example.com Calves, veal, fair to good. .. .3.60(0)4.75 Bulls, stags, etc 1.60(0)3.00 Feeders. F. P. R., good to choice firstname.lastname@example.org Feeders. F. P. R., common to medium email@example.com Stockers, F. P. R., good to choice 3.75@>4.25 Stockers. F. P. R., common to medium firstname.lastname@example.org Hogs. Comparative receipts: Month to April 7 3.364 Same period last year 2,394 Increase 960 Year to date 65,926 Same period last year 60,975 Increase 4,057 The following quotations represent the prices paid on this market: Choice heavy 5.25 to 5.30 Light and mixed packers.. .5.20 to 5.30 Sheep. Comparative receipts: Month to April 7 1.432 Same period last year 732 Increase 700 Year to date 90,402 Same period last year 35,753 Increase 54,649 The following qutoations represent the prices paid on this market for fat sheep: Wethers, muttons email@example.com$ Yearlings 5.50(0)6.00 Ewes, muttons firstname.lastname@example.org Lambs email@example.com Feeder wethers, F.P.R firstname.lastname@example.org Feeder lambs. F.P.R 6.25(0)6.50 Grain. Wheat, choice milling, per 100 lbs., $1.70. Rye. Colorado, hulk, per 100 lbs.. 90c. Oats. bulk. Nebraska, new. white. $1.07; mixed. $1.05; in sack, Colorado, white, $1.25. Corn, In bulk, 87c. Corn chop, sacked. 96c. Bran. Colorado, per 100 lbs.. 85c. Hay. Upland, per ton, $email@example.com; sec ond bottom. $7.00 to $8.00; timothy. $U.firstname.lastname@example.orgO; timothy and clover. $email@example.com; alfalfa, prime. $5.50@ $6.00; straw. $3.50(04.00; South Park wire grass. $11.50012.50. Dressed Poultry. Turkeys, fancy dry picked 20 Turkeys, choice 17@ 18 Turkeys, old toms 15@ 16 Turkeys, culls 8@ 10 Hens, fancy small 14 Hens, large 13^4 Hens, extra large 10@ J 1 Hens, culls 3@ 4 Broilers, lb 23@ 24 Springs, fancy 15@ 16 Springs, choice, lb 14 Roosters, old 7 Spring cocks 12 (leese, lb 11® 12 Ducks, lb 14® 1® Live Poultry. Broilers, doz firstname.lastname@example.org Springs, live, lb 12V4 Hens, lb 13 Roosters, lb & Ducks, lb 11@ 12 Turkeys, lb l* r »@ 16 Geese, lb 9® ,0 Pigeons, doz 60 Butter. Elgin butter p 7 Creameries, extra Colo.... 29 Creameries, extra eastern. 29 Creameries, firsts. Colorado and eastern 27 Process anil renovated goods, lb -4 Roll or print, wrapped, ta ble grade 21 Roll or print, other grades 17@ 18 Packing stock, fancy 20 Packing stock.other grades 16@ 17 Eggs. Eggs, fresh, ranch, loss off 5.20 Eggs, fresh, case count.... 6.10 Eggs, state, loss off 4.85 Losses at Mukden. Harbin. April 6.—Complete returns received at headquarters give the total Russian losses, in killed, wounded and prisoners, at the battle of Mukden, as 107,000. The wounded are being taken away from here over the Siberian rail road as rapidly as possible in order to free the hospitals preparatory to a re newal of the fighting. By General Llnevitch’s order the bands play daily at all the Russian positions. An effort is being made to form an actors’ union In England. Every actor and actress In the country is being asked to Join. Seymour Hicks and H. B. Irving are at the head of the movement. Corporations formed In the eastern states during the month of March with a capital of $1,000,000 or over, accord ing to statistics compiled by the Jour nal of Commerce, involve a total of $192,645,000. At an auction sale at the Chatham dockyard thirty-one obsolete British war vessels sold for $680,000. The original cost was $15,000,000. Accord ing to the terms of the sale, they must, all be broken up within months. Frederick IX* Funiak. a prominent capitalist, and for a long time chief engineer of the Louisville & Nashville railroad, died at Louisville, Kentucky,; a few days ago. He was an Italian by birth, and as a youth served in Gari baldi’s army. NEW SUPREME COURT ORGANIZATION UNDER NEW LAW Two Justices From Former Court of Appeals Added to Supreme Court of Colorado. Denver, April 7.—By virtue of legal provision and with Impressive cere monies the new Supreme Court of Col orado came Into existence Wednesday. Governor McDonald signed the three bills passed by the Legislature provid ing for the consolidation of the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court in harmony witli the constitutional amendment which carried at the No vember polls Wednesday morning. At about the same hour, 10 o'clock a. in.. In the Supreme Court room, be fore an audience that crowded to the doors, the new justices took their oaths of office and the court was formally organized. The audience included Judges and attorneys from all over the state. Gov ernor McDonald was a witness to the ceremonies, also Lieutenant Governor Arthur Cornforth. The program was in charge of the Colorado Bar Association. The exer cises began promptly at 10 o'clock, at which time the seven Justices, clad in their black silk robes, filed into the room. The chief Justice took his seat at the middle of the bench. To his right sat Justices Steele, Maxwell and Gunter. To his left were Justices Campbell, Goddard and Bailey. Immediately following the opening of court Justices Gunter and Maxwell of the old Court of Appeals, were sworn Into office by Chief Justice Gab bert. John Ewing of Leadvllle, first vice president of the Colorado Bar Associa tion presided in the place of Justice Goddard. Mr. Ewing presented Judge Wilbur F. Stone, who spoke on "The History of the Appellate Courts of Colorado.” He was followed by Tyson Dines, who spoke on "The Relations of Bench and Bar." Platt Rogers made a congratulatory address to the enlarged court. To each of these addresses Chief Justice Gabbert responded. After briefly reviewing the history of the two courts. Chief Justice Gab bert Bald: “To-day marks the beginning of the increase in the number of members of this court. The increase in the vol ume of litigation and the Importance of questions presented for adjudication demanded this change. There is safety in the counsel of numbers. Whether or not it was wise to abolish the Court of Appeals remains to be seen. It Is certainly more logical to have but one court of review. There is a limit In the disposition of causes taken to ap pollute courts for review, beyond which no judge can go. The right to review Is purely statutory. No litigant has an Inherent right to an appeal. Or dinarily, the state has performed Its duty to Its people when It has provided competent tribunals of original juris diction to which litigants may resort for the purpose of having their dis putes adjudicated. Of course, there are many questions affecting life, liberty and property which should have more mature and careful consideration than nisi prlus courts are able to give them; but In this slate, ns well as lu many others, the right to review by appeal is allowed to an unreasonable extent.” The new* Supreme Court is consti tuted as follows: Chief Justice—William H. Gabbert. Associate Justice—Robert W. Steele. Associate Justice—John Campbell. Associate Justice—Julius C. Guntei. Associate Justice —John M. Maxwe 11. Associate Justice—Luther M. God dard. Associate Justice—George W. Bai ley. Following are the officers of the court: Chief Clerk- Horace G. Clnrk. First Assistant —James Perchard. Second Assistant —Cornelius Wester velt. Librarian—F. A. Richardson. Bailiffs —Samuel J. Shirley and Richard W. Watson. The stenographers selected by the several Justices are: Gabbert —Miss Martha J. Spears. Steele —O. W. Jackson. Campbell—Miss Mary DeLangc. Bunter Miss Mary D. Young. Maxwell Miss Hallie M. Spruance. Bailey —Miss Beatrice Hall. Goddard —Miss Helen Del^inge. Wireless Telegraph Installed. Denver. April 7. —The Denver daily newspapers yesterday received wire less telegraph messages from their correspondents In Boulder by means of the new system of the American De Forrest Wireless Telegraph Company. They were sent from the tower on the bank building at Boulder to the re ceiving station on the immense stack of the Grant smelter at Denver. The company will be receiving com mercial messages for transmission be tween Denver and Boulder within a few days. The Pueblo station of the company is to he installed within a week and if is expected that connec tion with Kansas City will bo had within thirty days. By that time nearly every large city in Colorado will be reached and Colorado cities can send wireless messages to Chi cago and Kansas City at a reasonable rate. Dr. Lee De Forest, the inventor of the system now being Installed throughout the United States, wil he in Denver in ten days and will per sonally attend to the construction of many of the stations throughout the state. New Mayor Means Business. Chicago. April 7.—Mayor-elect Dunne has sent the following cablegram: Lord Provost, Glasgow, Scotland: Chicago is the first great, city In America, following the lead of Glas gow and other progressive cities of Europe, that has declared for the mu nicipilizatlon of its street car system by 25,000 plurality. Will you give the manager of your municipal tramways a furlough of thirty days to visit Chi cago for the purpose of conferring with me? All expenses (flrst-clasß travel, hotel, etc.) will be paid by myself. . EDWARD DUNNE. Mayor-elect. King Edward in Paris. Paris. April 7. —The arrival of King Edward In Paris yesterday was the occasion for a notable manifestation of Anglo-French cordiality, which Is being generally interpreted as a con spicuous response to Germany's atti tude regarding Morocco, although the king remained but a short time. He was met outside the city by President Loubet, who held a private conversation with his majesty last ing nearly an hour. The details of the conversation excite a wide range of speculation, but its actual purport has not been disclosed. EARTHQUAKE IN INDIA DESTRUCTION AND LOSS OF LIFE Damage In Many Citios.— House* Leveled to the Ground. —English Families Among the Killed. Calcutta. April 6. —Late accounts from various cities tell a tale of sever© damage to property arising from the earthquakes of the morning of April 4th, but it Is impossible as yet to esti mate the extent of the loss of life. No news lias been received of damage to buildings in Agra. No loss of life I» reported from Delhi but many build ings were damaged. Visitors front Mussoree report considerable damage to private property. It is a curious fact that the older houses in Mussoree escaped with less damage than mod ern buildings. The only fatalities re ported were to two natives. Many houses were completely de molished. The fissures In the roads have been closed and repairs to build ings havo been started. The weather was bright and warm when the earth quake occurred. Dharmsala station, eighty five miles northwest of Simla, was destroyed, all the houses in the place being lev eled to the ground anil some Eu ropeans and many natives killed.. Women and children are sleeping In* the open air. Food is not procurable, as the bazaar is in ruins. Reports In dicate that Dharmsala felt the full force of the shock. The deaths include C. W. I/Oxton.j who, only the previous day, had as sumed the office of district Judge from: Captain Elliot, who, with his family, left the same day, escaping the shock. Mrs. Loxton's fate Is not known. Oth ers who perished were F. M. C. T. Young. T. Miller, F. Farleys, all pub lic officials; Captain Muscroft anti Mrs. and the two Misses Robinson. Colonel Robinson appears to have sur vived. The hills show the worst effects of the shock, although information is very meagre from some of the summer stations where telegraph stations have not yet been opened, like the vale of Kashmir, communication with which has evidently been cut by landslip! or accidents to the lines. Reports from many moro towns show widespread damage and many fa talities. This is especially the case in Flrozpur (forty-seven miles southeast of Lahore), Amritsar. Turaua, Dahra Dun and Srinagar, at which places many natives were killed or Injured. Personal stories from Mussqrcw state that the reverberation which preceded the shock will never be for gotten by those who heard 1L The mountains heaved and swayed a full minute and then three severe shocks, each lasting n few seconds, were felt. In quick succession. Between 6 o'clock In the morning of April 4th and mid night there were twelve shocks. Many narrow escapes are reported. The ef fect of the shocks In sickness and diz ziness with many still continues. A number of people sat or slept out of doors during the whole of last night. ENGINEER DEPORTED. Colorado Man Driven From Goldfield, Nevada, by Unions. Denver, Colo., April 6.—A RepuMl can special from Goldfield, Nevada, last night, says: “J. W. Jennings, formerly engineer of the electric light station here, was seized last night by a committee of a labor union, escorted to th© outskirts of town and ordered to leave. The cause of the deportation Is that Jen nings was a militiaman In Colorado during the labor troubles last year. “Jennings was recently chosen chief of the local fire department. ‘‘The action of the labor organiza tion created considerable local com ment. No opportunity was accorded the deported rnan to secure a convey ance for Tonopah and he was forced to walk the twenty-six miles across the desert. "Jennings was inet by a party com ing to Goldfield at a point eight miles from town. He was in a dazed condi tion and barely able to walk. He told the men that he had been viciously beaten after being escorted out of town. The committee, he stated, without provocation on his part, at tacked him and nearly beat him into insensibility before giving him a final Injunction never to return to ramp. "Jennings suffered severe bruises about the head and face and presented a sorrowful appearance. He was stag gering along the road as though he were barely able to continue his jour ney. Friends have gone with a rig to pick him up and take him to Tono pah." Registration Bill Signed. Denver. Colo.. April 6.—Governor McDonald returned from his trip to yesterday and spent a busy day at his office receiving visitors and examining bills that he is expected to sign In the next thirty days. I>uring the day he appended his name to the following: S. 11. No. 20. by Booth—Providing for precinct registration. S. IJ.’s 166, 161 and 47—A1l affecting the consolidation of the Court of Ap peals and the Supreme Court. S. IJ. 195 —Enlarging the powers of the hoard of stock examiners, and pro viding for the dipping of sheep. The governor said that Judge Lind sey examined the registration bill and recommended that it be signed. The amendments that were tacked on which may prevent the prosecution of certain persons accused of election frauds in Pueblo county may result in prevent ing their prosecution, but the rest of the bill seemed important enough to override that. Electric Railway Plans. Colorado Springs, April 6. —A special to the Oabette from Cripple Creek says: Word was received In this city to-day from a reliable authority that an electric railway, having one termi nus in this city and the other In Colo rado Springs, will be started in the next few weeks, connecting Pueblo. Florence and the two cities above men tioned. It is understood that Thomas Robin son. president of the Florence Street Railway Company, Is the authority for this statement. Pasengers, express and freight will be handled on the new road. Will Call for Money. Washington, April 6.—Secretary Shaw has announced that he will make a call on national bank deposits for about $27,000,000, in two installments, the first falling due May Ist and the second July 1, 1903.