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WHAT SMART WOMEN ARE WEARING
A Tied Girdle. It Is quite possible to have a differ ent girdle for every gown and to have them look natty and nice with no trou ble at all by adopting the following plan: Take two yards and a half of rib bon, more or less, according to the waist measure. After skirt and waist are properly adjusted place the center of the ribbon at the center of the waist front. Run the ribbon around the waist, cross at the back and bring the ends in front again. Cross them in the middle and pin securely with a safety pin, through'bodice and cor set and tie the remaining ends in a smart little bow exactly over the pin. which is put in ••blindly,” that Is, just under the edge of the ribbon; this edge is turned over and covers the fastening. The same applies to the piont in front. When properly put on and fastened this girdle bears all the earmarks of the latest thing in French belts, even to the jaunty bow In front and no one would guess that It owed its style to one large safety pin and a piece of rib bon. Graceful Tea-Jacket. Sweet simplicity and graceful light ness are combined in this little coatee of spotted net, edged with lace and fastened with bows of ribbon. Vienna Biscuits. These are good to eat and not diffi cult to make. Rub two ounces of but ter finely into four ounces flour and one ounce of sugar and a pinch of salt. Put the yolk of one egg in a cup, add a little milk to It, pour them among the dry ingredients, making them into a soft, but not sticky paste. Roll out about an eighth of an inch thick, cut it out into rounds about the size of the top of a claret glass; out of half of these remove a smaller round from the center. Put these cakes on to a buttered tin and bake in a slow oven till a pale brown color. Melt two ounces of good chocolate in a pan. it must not boil. Spread some of the melted chocolate on one of the cakes and press another that has the center out quickly on the top. Proceed like this with all. Just before serving put a piece of red Jelly in the center. Ornaments That Are New. Brooches and pins offer a plethora of choice. Three little chicks, with diamond eyes and bills of pale yellow enamel, standing on a bar of gold, make a novel design. Very attractive brooches have the maidenhair fern, the lily-of-the-valley and the snowdrop treated with great delicacy and skill. Fine enamels are employed for the leaves and drop pearls for the flow ers. Endless are the devices for pend ants and necklaces. The dainty chains passing through a jeweled slide or ' dewdrop-like scroll work, with pend- 1 ant pearls set tasselwise as a finish gives a charming effect. The rope of pearls used as a necklace, with slide, and terminating In veritable tassels of pearls is also uncommon. Pendants in festoon effect and the matrix in gold and enamels are among the choice de signs. Waist Belts. Waists for the most part are appar- i ently composed of belt and bodice dra- ' pery and on the smartest frocks — ; those that have a boned lining—the i belt is not detached, but is part of the j bodice drapery cunningly arranged, j This arrangement must be well done to be a success, and when accom- ' plished it saves the fair owner of the | gown much trouble and annoyance azid ‘‘missing connections” are not likely to happen. Belts have changed somewhat in their outline. They are now extremely high at the back and i all the front depth is below the waist line, which is so cleverly managed that there is no droop or dip. The New Petticoat. Women should be grateful to Lady Wheat man Pearson for bringing an in novation In petticoats. The new petti coat is ma(h of white kid, about the thickness of a glove, and reaches just below the kr.ees. where flounces of lace or silk are buttoned on. These ruffles can be taken off easily and changed to suit the wearer's pleasure. As Lady Pearson is the wife of an enormously wealthy contractor, she probably did not adopt this garment because of its economy, but rather for the smoothness of Its fit. Probably it has been a potent factor in earning for her a reputation of having one of the most graceful figures in London. How to Wash Table Linens. A firm of linen manufacturers gives some useful hints for washing table and other linens. They advise the best of washing soaps, to begin with. Soaps full of alkali discolor linen. It is better to wring linen by hand, or at least have the rollers of the wringer fairly loose. Be sure that the rins ing process is thorough. A great im provement in doing up linen Is this stock; Dissolve one cunce o? gum arable in half a pint of warm water. Add one tablespoonful of the solution to a quart of water and wring out the linens in the mixture. A point in the care of towels: Admonish the mascu line members of the family never to wipe a razor on a towel. The damage done often does not show at the time, but is apparent after the towel is washed. Reappearance of Black Satin. Black satin is one of the vogues of the season —satin of the softest qual ity. that drapes as easily almost as washing silk. For many seasons past the black satin dress has been out of fashion, and we have seen little of this excellent material for the composition of complete gowns, so that, for this purpose at least, it reappears almost as a novelty. One of the smartest of black satin gowns is made with a flounced and gauged skirt, and the prettiest of pelerines, opening back and front over a blouse of guipure lace. Black satin blouse costumes and others with fashionable draped and cross-over bodices, with vests of lace, are other pretty styles that are creeping into favor. Coffee Glace Icing. Sift half a pound of confectioner's sugar into a pan over a gentle heat, add slowly enough warm water and coffee essence to make it thi*ck enough to coat the back of a wooden spoon. Stir it over a slow fire, but on no account let it boil. If you add too much water or essence stir in more sugar till it is the right consistency. Pour quickly over the cakes; it should flow smoothly like a thick sauce. After a few minutes it sets and gets hard. Blue Straw Hats. The millinery world is gay with colored straw. A new shade of blue is evident—a blue that savors of the ultramarine in an artist’s color box— and this is met with in soft, thick straw trimmed with foliage wreaths, a favorite hat shape being the new French sailor or American sailor. Very rich in coloring is the blue straw hat of a rather deeper shade than ultramarine, with a scarf of blue glace silk and a bunch of roses shading from old pink to purple, through gradations of crimson and magenta, placed on the crown near the left edge, more roses appearing at the back, where, according to the mandate of fashion, the brim must be very much upturn ed. Chip hats in Sevres blue, with bands of white chip let into the brims, are other pretty fashions of the mo ment. Horseradish Sauce. One tablespoonful of butter, two ta blespoonfuls of flour, two heaping ta blespoonfuls of grated horseradish, a teaspoonful of sugar; salt to taste; enough milk to make it of the right consistency. Melt the butter In a saucepan, stir in the flour, and milk gradually, stirring briskly, then put in the salt, the sugar and, finally, the horseradish. The green hats are legion. Coque de roche is heralded again. Some bib effects suggest ecclesias tic robes. Dolly Varden sleeves show snug, eight-inch cuffs. Opalescent effects are as good in gauzes as in paillettes. A realistic dead rose appears In most headgear clusters. The last little piece of neck fur lingers, but more for looks than warmth. Dressy Cloth Costumes The gown at the left is of soft cloth trimmed with applications and bands of the same cloth. These trim the bottom of the skirt, also the jacket. The latter, with basque at the back and sides, is cut off in front in bolero fashion and finished around the neck with a shawl collar of light embroid eied silk. The other gown Is of soft cloth or cashmere. The corsage is covered with two bretelles on each side meet ing at the waist. These are bordered with cerd or soutache and lace rif A little more than twelve dollars buys a dainty robe gown of flowered net. Those new' silk blouses cut like a man’s negligee shirt are having a tre mendous go. Proper Cooking of Onions. Perhaps no vegetable is more abus ed by the careless or ignorant cook than the homely but particularly wholesome onion. The oil and rank flavor which are objectionable to many palates and stomachs may be dissi pated by soaking an hour or so in warm water, after which rinse in cold water, wipe dry and put on to cook in boiling salted water. Salt tends to preserve the peculiar flavor which is the onion’s life, ami no amount of after salting can restore it. Modish Silk Travel Coats. Burlingham shantung and all the heavy silks of this class are much fav ored for motor and driving coats, trav eling coats, etc., and have body enough to tailor well, though they are some times made up in elaborate fashion, with heavy lace for trimming. Latest Fashion in Taffetas. An afternoon gown in light-colored taffetas, with deep-shaped belt finished with embroidered buttons. The same handsome buttons fasten down the tabs on front and sleeves. Vest and lower sleeves in lace. Skirt trimmed with tucks overlaid with tabs fixed by buttons to match. Another Novelty. The smart little capes made by *.he Parisian modistes to match coat and skirt costumes or princess robes of cloth are not often worn here, al though the Parisians favor them. They give just the needed bit ot warmth at times, without spoiling the color scheme of the costume or the outlines of the figure. Good Toilet Water. Oil of lavender, two drams; oil of lemon, two drams; oil of neroli. one dram: tincture of turmeric, one dram; oil of rose, ten drops; oil of bairn, thirty drops; alcohol, three pints; rose wafer, one pint. Mix the oils well with the alcohol and then add the other ingredients. Keep it bottled and use a little in the bath as needed. Baked Tomatoes. Peel and slice some large tomatoes, but a layer of tomatoes in a well-but tered dish, season with salt and paper and strew with breadcrumbs, then an other layer of tomatoes and crumbs, I until the dish is full, having some pieces of butter and crumbs at the top: cover closely and bake for half an hour. Remove the cover, brown I and serve. fles and ornamented with large fancy buttons. Between them are plaited in sertions, or bands, of dotted tulle. The full shirred or gathered chemi sette is of tulle trimmed with little lace ruffles, and the girdle is of kid. The sleeves are puffed and draped and finished at the elbows with bands of the material and frills of lace, the former trimmed with soutache, or cord, and buttons. The skirt is plait ed over the hips and trimmed in front with two bands of the material tx-r dered with the cord of soutache LIVE STOCK. Handy Wool Tying Bo*. While it is not proper 4 try to in fluence the appearance by such de ceptive methods as putting the larger apples on the top of the barrel, the larger and riper berries on the top of tho box, or the larger potatoes on the top of the load, work spent on the im provement of the appearance of the whole product is not only legitimate therefor. The selling side of farming is, in many cases, as important as the pro ducing side. After incurring the ex pense of time and labor in the produc tion of an article it is very poor pol icy to give so little attention to the marketing of it that its full value will not be realized. One important fac tor in securing the full value of an ar ticle is its appearance. There are few if any articles of exchange in which the appearance will not materially af fect the price that may be obtained but is work well spent. It increases Ihe salability of the immediate prod uct, and creates a favorable impres sion regarding the character of prod ucts to bo had from such a farm. In tying the wool clip into bundles having a neat and attractive appear ance a tying box Is quite a conven ient aid. especially to an amateur. There are different styles of tying boxes, but the following is perhaps as good as any. is very simple and easily and cheaply constructed. All the ma terial needed for the construction of this box is a sixteen foot dressed board twelve inches wide, two pieces of 2x4 three feet long, a few nails and four small hinges and screws to fasten them on with. I From the sixteen-foot board cut three pieces four and a half feet long. Two of these will serve us the leaves, A A in the illustration. The other is cut into four strips, B B B B and fastened to the two 2x4 cross pieces, C C, leaving a small crack between each two in which to place the twine. The two leaves, A A. are hinged to the two outside strips so they will open out flat or fold up against the head board. D. This head board is made from the remainder of the >ixteen-foot board, cutting two pieces one foot long, nail ing together and fastening on top of the strips, B B, as shown in the illus tration. Three boles, as shown, are bored In the lower edge of the head board to carry the twine. A notched piece, E, can be made to hold the leaves togther when they are folded up or latches can b • put on the head board for this purpose. To use the box set It on some empty boxes or other support of con venient height, open the leaves out ; Hat. pass the twine through each hole ' iu the head-board and along the corre | spending space between the strips. I See that the twine is down in these cracks so that the wool will not mis place it and the board Is ready to re ceive the fleece. The fleece should bo laid on the board ll* sh side down and lengthwise of the board. When the fleece has been put In proper shape and the leaves are fold ed up the sides will be folded in and the fleece is ready 'o roll. Roll snug ly and tie with the twine from either side; loosen the leases, turn the fleece and tie crosswise with tho center string. If the fleece has been kept in proper shape whil* being taken off of the sheep this w :i be all the string necessary to hold i in good shape.— J. J. Edgerton in Farmers' Review. Cleanliness. To keep disease out of hog pens and yards preventive meas ures must be relied on, and tho chief preventive measure is clean liness. Trie hog quarters must be kept clean, and tL• hog houses must be dry and well-ventilated. It is a common assumption that hogs are dirty animals, but the facts do not bear out the assumption. In come things they are more cleanly than many other of our domestic animals. Unless compelled to do so a hog will not sleep in his own filth, and this is not true of the horse or the cow. The part of the pen that is well-bedded with straw is always kept clean if It is possible for the hog to keep it clean. Loose or Tied Steers. A. problem attracting a good deal of attention is whether it is better to feed the steers in loose boxes or to tie them up in stalls. A number of exper iments have been conducted along these lines with somewhat varying re sults. As a rule, steers which are fed ir. loose boxes have a better appetite, and are less likely to go ‘‘off-feed ’ than those which are tied up. It is doubtful, however, which method will give the cheaper gains, taking one year with another. One objection to feeding loose steers is that if they are not dehorned when purchased, the op eration has to be performed after wards, and sometimes it requires sev eral weeks for a steer to fully recover from the operation. —Ontario Station. DAIRY NOTES A Hole in the Fence. I think that more breachy cows have been made by a hole in the fence than by any other thing. I doubt if breach inesa in cows is produced without It. On my own farm I keep up the fences in a first-class manner, and I have never had one of the cows reared on my farm develop breachiness. They are accustomed from the first to the idea that the fence is an impassable barrier. But I have owned cows so breachy that I had finally to get rid of them; they were from a neighboring farm where there is almost always a hole in the pasture fence, or the be ginning of such a hole. This is fre quently nothing more than a top board loosened at one end, which gives the cows an opportunity to reach over for grass on the other side. The pressure of their bodies against the lower boards results in loosening them in turn, and the breach Is made. After a few experiences of this kind, an intelligent cow forms the opinion that it is easy enough to break down a fence, and she does not fail to at tempt it. One cow that I purchased from the neighbor mentioned was the breachi est animal I ever knew about. Our pasture is partly between two grass meadows, and of course the grass in tho meadows is taller and more in viting to a cow than the grass in the pasture. This cow would ignore the grass in the pasture and start for the fence separating the pasture from the meadow. She would lean her whole weight against a panel of fence and if that did not yield she would try another spot. Meantime tho other cows would be standing by and watch ing her, all ready to follow her into pastures new. She often succeeded in breaking the fence, and in the end wo had to send her to tho butcher. —John Stinson. Bureau Co., 111., in Farmers' Review. The Farm Cow. Tho real butter maker of the coun try is the farm cow whose milk never goes to the creamery. This cow is least often heard from, becauso she is less in the light of public observa tion than the cow that is producing milk for the creamery. Yet, the total amount of butter mado on farms in tho United States Is far greater than the amount made in creameries. So our greatest hope still lies In tho cow that gives milk for tho mak ing of farm butter. Tho spirit of im provement is abroad and there are multitudes of farms on which good cows are taking the place of |>oor ones. It is impossible to estimate how great this improvement is. A farmer that has thirty cows said to tho writer last week. "My cows made 600 pounds of butter last month (March) and I think I am doing pret ty well, as only 22 of them are giving milk that can be used for butter making. That is alK»ut a pound per day of tho cows giving milk, and we have the by-products to help swell the profits.” That man's herd six years ago was doing only half as well as tho above statement would indicate, but the man has been selling his poorest cows and replacing them with good ones right along. Up to the present time the good farm cow has not been appreciated, and for this reason her price lias not been much above that of the poor farm cow. But a change is going on, and tho time is not far distant when so many farmers will bo looking for profitable cows that tho extra milker will bring a fancy price at any time of year. Coloring Dairy Products. Creamery men in Pennsylvania have been in a state of excitement recent ly on account of the discovery on the | statute books of an old law forbid ding the coloring of dairy products. They want the law repealed and the restriction allowed to remain only in the case of oleomargarine. An fill- i nols creamery man Is out with a leUer in favor of a national law prohibiting the coloring of butter and cheese, and this letter has further stirred up the , men that believe in the use of color ing matter. We fail to see any good reason for the continued use of col oring matter In either butter or i cheese. By its use neither flavor nor ' food value is added. In fact, much' of our farm-made butter is without' artificial coloring matter and it is fully as acceptable to the people that use j It, as if it contained coloring matter. In the interest of purity in dairy products we would like to see tho en tire abandonment of the use of arti- 1 ficial coloring matter. It is simply' a fad, and must disappear sooner or later. Its abandonment would do away with one of the most annoying factors in farm butter making. Pacific Coast Dairying. At the recent convention in Fresno ( of the California Creamery Operators’, Association, Geo. C. Knox of Sacra mento, president of the association, said: "From the foot of Mt. Shasta in the north, to the Tehachapi moun-1 tains in the south, is the greatest dairy territory under the sun, where! there is now produced annually 10,- 000,000 pounds of butter, while not! many years ago the same territory i purchased half this amount from out- j side territory. I am advised by the state dairy bureau that the production of butter in the state for 1904 will reach well nigh 40,000,000 pounds or almost thirty pounds per capita of our population." Intensive Dairying. In the vicinity of great cities intensive dairying must be fol lowed. The cows must be kept In large numbers on small areas, and the product of these cows must be dis posed of at a higher price than is ob tainable for butter. The location must to a considerable degree deter mine the phase of dairying that is to receive the most attention. Cream selling is one of these phases that is most accentuated on high-priced land near cities. fin animal with a small “barrel" Is generally an unprofitable animal to feed for the market. SHERIFF IN CONTROL FORCE OF DEPUTIES IN CHIGACO Fighting Continues in Shopping Dir. trict—Business Men Appeal to Governor for Troops. Chicago, May 5. —Sheriff Thomas E. Barrett of Cook county will take active control of the strike situation to-day. So much pressure has been brought to boar upon him and upon Mayor Dunn* by business men who believe their in terests to be seriously imperilled by the constant rioting In the streets, that the sheriff has been compelled to swear in a large force of deputies and take active steps to do away with the present disorder. Two hundred depu ties were sworn In yesterday afternoon at the office of Sheriff Barrett, and it is expected that 2,000 will have been enrolled by this evening. There was less disturbance yester day In the wholesale district, but the lighting went on with Its usual persist ence and viciousness in the heart of the fashionable shopping district. A number of non-union men were clubbed und beaten and their wagon guards and the police retaliated vigorously upon the rioters. In every Instance the crowds were dispersed after a brief scrimmage which was, however, in sev eral cases of a rather sharp character. The number of injuries was from all accounts übout the same as that of tho last two days. About thirty to forty men have been cared for at the various hospitals and there are fully as many inote who have received medical at tendance and whose names are not known to the police. A committee of prominent business men headed by John D. Shcdd of Mar shall Field & Co., went to Springfield yesterday afternoon to lay the situa tion before Governor Doneen and to declare that in their opinion conditions in Chicago are such that tho military is imperatively needed. The Chicago Clearing House Asso ciation yesterday adopted sweeping resolutions declaring that the riots in the streets were constantly increasing In fury and had gone beyond the power ot the civil authorities of the city and county to control. It was therefore the opinion of the members of the clearing house that the state troops should be at once called upon. The sheriff is determined to tako the situation in hand himself, declaring that until he has done so ho will not be Justified in calling for the militia. Mayor Dunne for three hours yester day afternoon rode through the down town streets in a buggy and on his re turn to the city hall declared that he had seen no violence and believed the police to be fully able to cope with the situation. Hugo Land Office. Washington, May s.—Commissioner Richards of the General I-and Office has received a letter from the register and receiver of the Hugo land office answering his inquiry concerning the business of the office, with a view to Its discontinuance. The leter states that there remains In the Hugo district nearly 2.000,000 of public lands. Prospects for an in crease of business over prior years are good. The Union Pacific Railroad Company has acquired patents to 875,- 000 acres of land In the district and Is selling it to speculators and others who are reselling it to actual settlers, who are also taking up government land to supplement their railroad lands. Dry farming Is being undertaken, and if it proves successful there will be a rapid increase in number of entries and acre age. Should It be decided to abandon the Hugo land office. Its officers recom mend that the district be consolidated with Denver. They also recommend. In case the district is not consolidated, that its bondaries be changed so as to Inclue townships 2, 5 and PI. south of ranges 57 and 58 west, these lands nat urally being tributary to Hugo. California Rainmaker Paid. Angeles. Cal.. May s.—Charles Hatfield, n "rainmaker" who has been working since December 15 last to pro duce eighteen Inches of rain for south ern California, by May Ist. on a pledgo of a number of lx>s Angeles merchants to pay him SI,OOO If he succeeded, has completed his demonstration and has been paid a large proportion of tho sum promised. The remainder will bo paid shortly. • The fall of rain in I.os Angeles dur ing the season ending May Ist has been 18.96 inches, which far exceeds the fall of last season, anil is above the normal annual precipitation for this section. Hatfield established his "rain mak ing" plant at Aitadena, in the foothills of the mountains, some twenty miles from Ix>s Angeles, December 15th, und the amount of rainfall from that date in the Immediate locality of his plant bus been 26.49 inches. Hatfield’s method is a generation of gas and its discharge Into the atmos phere from a chimney, which has the result, he claims of attacting forces of nature which compel moisture to form and be precipitated In the shape of rain. Development Company Formed. Colorado Springs, Colo.. May 5. Ixjcal and Eastern capitalists have In corporated the Great Western Con struction & Development Company, capitalized for $1,000,000. for the pur pose of reclaiming by irrigation thou sands of acres of arid land and to de velop extensive coal and Iron deposits in the southwestern portion of the state. Water rights have been secured end dams and reservoirs will' be built for the conservation of the water. The land has been tested and proven lo prolific for grain, aPalfa. etc. Sugar beets average better than thirteen per cent. Vast Iron deposits are only a sho -t distance f nm the 1 in<* « I railroad that the company will build. , This road will be forty miles long fin.l will ex tend from the Archuleta county coal fields to the Rio Grande narrow gauge. The company’s directors will com prise G. E. Elstun. W. S. Morris. O. E. Hemenway. H. I*. Knight. M. Greens berg and J. B. Orris, all of Colorado Springs, and O. K. Mullins, Kansas City, and G. E. De Merrltte. Boston. New York Automobile Races. New York, May s.—Not the least In terestlng feature of the opening of Bel mont park yesterday was the gathering there of automobiles. Never in Amer ica have so many motor vehicles, ag gregating so vast a cost, been assem bled. No less than 540 automobiles, carrying upward of 2,000 persons, made the Journey to the track. The estimated cost price of tho ma chines was more than two and a half million dollars, of which the greater part was borne by cars of foreign con structiop CLUB WOMEN MEET STATE FEDERATION AT PUEBL*O Important Topics Discussed by Lead ing Women of Colorado—Welcomed by Ex-Governor Adams. Pueblo. Colo., May s.—Representing the Pueblo Business Men’s Associa tion, Gov. Alva Adams addressed the delegates to the State Federation of Women’s Clubs at the morning session yesterday, held at St. Paul's M. E. church and was loudly applauded for his words of warm and well expressed welcome. Late trains from the south brought many delegates who tailed to arrive for the first session. Mrs. J. R. Gordon, president, of tho Pueblo federation, presided, and Mrs. C. A. Anderson offered the Invocation. Delegates from the northern and west ern portions of the state wore numer ous. Mrs. Gordon took the place of Mrs. F. E. Thompson of La Junta, who would have presided had she been present. Mrs. Harry Churchill of Greeley, president of the state federa tion. delivered a brief response to tho address of welcome, which closed with a poem delineating the kind of womea club women are trying to be. Mrs. Covert of Canon City, in tho absence of Mrs. E. It. Bess, read a paper on “Club Women as Promoters of Art in the Home." Mrs. E. A. Wall of I-as Animas was to have read a paper on “Club Women as Promoters of Art In Schools." but she also was delayed. A' paper on “Club Women as Promoters of Juvenile Literature." was read by Mrs. F. R. Wood of Trin idad. At the afternoon and evening ses sions of the federation a parted pro gramme was presented with music by local and visiting musicians. Mrs. M. D. Thatcher of this city read a paper on "Domestic Science as It Interests Club Women." "Manual Training” was the topic of Mrs. Catherine Pen dergast of Victor. Mrs. C. A. Ballrelch of Pueblo spoke on "Forestry," and "legislation" was the title of an ad dress by Dr. Polly of Cripple Creek. Mrs. C. F. Evans of Rocky Ford read a pnper on "Civil Service." "Personal Observation of the Needs of Our City, Country and State Insti tutions." was the subject of ati address by Ellis Meredith of Denver. Mrs. Dick of Denver spoke on "The Study of Education.” and Mrs. Harding of Canon City on "Scholarships." Sev eral other interesting topics were dis cussed by club women of the state, among them Mrs. C. C! Bradford of Denver. Mrs. J. R. Gordon of Pueblo. Mrs. McHarg of Boulder. Mrs. H. W. Harris of Pueblo. Mrs. Ella Celeste Adams of Colorado Springs. Mrs. J. L. Harbaugh of Colorado Springs. Miss Dale of Canon City and Mrs. Hawley of Fort Collins. Kansas Witnesses Help Colorado. Denver, May 5.- -Prof. L. C. Carpen ter has returned from Garden City. Kansas, where he attended sessions of the Kansas-Colorado irrigation suit. Professor Carpenter states that the testimony of Kansas’ own witnesses at. Garden City has been very valuable fo Colorado. There Is considerable ill feeling among the Kansas attorneys owing to tin* trend of the testimony of some or their witnesses, and most of the proceedings have been kept from the public as much as possible. D. S. Hogbln of Syracuse. Kansas, a civil engineer, manager of one ot the largest ditches in Kansas, testified that, during the last ten years, he said, he could only remember once when there was not sufficient water for all neces sary purposes. During the spring and summer seasons, for tin* last two years, conditions have been better than ever before. Ills ditch has not been Oper ating continuously, but he explained that this was due fo the fact that it bad been in the hands of a receiver, the English company owning it refusing to spend money for repairs demanded by water users. B. F. Stocks, a resident of Garden City since the early sum. who has al we vs been active in Kansas Irrigation matters testified that he considered th«» doctrine of riparian rights to bo as det rimental to irrigation interests in his own stale as in Colorado. He said wa ter should be used for irrigation pur poses by all means, although ltd said Colorado ditches with later priorities than those of Kansas should not bo al lowed fo step In ahead of the latter. He said lie had no sympathy with the ri parian rights contention and consid ered it fundamentally wrong. Lieutenant Governor Contest. Denver, May s.—Claiming that he Is entitled to the office of lieutenant gov ernor. that he Is holding it under tho constitution; that Senator Fred W. Parks in his quo warranto proceedings against him does not stute facts suffi cient to make a cane, and asking that, the entire proceedings lie dismissed. Arthur Cornforth, lieutenant governor, tiled his return In the case Wednesday in the Supreme Court. The return was signed by Attorney General N. IX Mil ler. After citing the various constitu tional reasons why he Is entitled to the office, the return denies that on the fid dav of April Senator Cornforth ceased to be lieutenant governor by virtue or the election of Senator Parks as presi dent pro tempore of the Senate, and al leges that he is the lieutenant governor de jure, and that he became such when a vacancy was created in that office by the resignation of James 1L Peabody and the assumption of the office of gov ernor by Jesse F. McDonald. The substance of Senator Comforth’a contention is. that the president pro tern, of the Senate at. the time a va cancy occurs in the office of lieutenant, governor succeeds to the office for the remainder of the-term, no matter who may afterward become president pro tern. Japanese Army Movements. Gunshn Pass. Manchurfla, May 5. The armies of Generals Nodzu., Oku and Kuroki are concentrated along a line from Tie pass, with the right flank extended northwest. General Kawa mura Is northeast and General Nogf is west of Tie pass. The grouping of the Japanese armies indicates that Field Marshal Oyama when he advances will move his right flank first. Fleets Ten Days Apart. Singapore. Straits Settlement, May s.—The Russian naval division com manded by Admiral Nebogatoff passed Sinapore in semi darkness and haze at 5:30 o’clock this morning. Six war ships and four colliers, were sighted. It will require ten days far this di vision to Join Rojestvensky. is excited over the news that. Rojestvensky has been anchored In British waters, off Jugrah, state c»T Selangor. Russia declares anew that she will not violate Chinese neutrality.