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LAMAR. .... COLORADO. Saturn has a new little satellite. Prof. Pickering says. Both are doing welL Beautiful oranges grow at Valencia, ■where King Alphonse is now, but he is looking for a peach. A great many other men besides Mr. Gates have got beyond their depth In the Chicago wheat pit. Chauncey M. Depew is now 72 years old and still in active life. Here is an other painful Jar for Dr. Osier. Fiction reading is declining in Cin cinnati, and it is believed the beer drank in that town Is at the bottom of it. Still, what with the beefsteak, the automobile and other necessaries ol life, the cost of living is uncomfortably high. "After divorce, what?’’ aßks the Bos ton Globe. Usually somebody who wants to change partners at the next table. The Illinois Appellate Court has de cided that hat trimming Is no art. Family men have always considered it high art. Th£ deaf can now hear musical com edy airs. Some people don’t know how to take advantage of the blessings of providence. Very likely the monkey that is to attend the New York society dinner will be able to hold up his end of the conversation. South Dakota farmer will retire from business after making $1,500,000 out of the soil. Yet some say farm ing doesn't pay. Real estate is declining in value in the vicinity of English public school houses lately. They are teaching the violin over there. A Kentucky girl refused to tell a “little white lie” so that she could get married. That girl is worth waiting for, if it takes all summer. Liege, Belgium, is manufacturing a glassware which is indestructible—or nearly so. Kitchen maids will go into training to wrestle with it.- v A Minnesota editor is successfully tmining jack-rabbits to race against railroad trains. He says that the bun nies cau run to beat the cars. Musical postal card that plays "Be delia" and other ragtime airs is the latest. Thought there was a law against sending nuisances through the mail. Young women with plump arms pre fer short sleeves, says a fashion writ er. Short dresses. It may be added, do not look half bad on those same young women. Mrs. J. W. Mackay has just paid $300,000 for a rope of pearls. Women who are envious of her are waiting to Bee how they show up on the asses sor’s list. The Hon. Jim Jeffries still Insists with much vehemence that he is go ing to retire from the ring. We know of nobody who is daring enough to try to stop him. The Massachusetts legislature is preparing a new law to prohibit buck et-shops. We are listening for a pro test from some of the advocates of personal liberty. The story that Turkey had leased Tripoli to a French company for a term of 99 years is positively denied. Now, aren't you glad that you didn't get excited over it? King Leopold may be leading a blameless life, but the probabilities are that the European correspondents have so many other things to look after that they can’t watch him. A recent cartoon credited Fnther Neptune with saying to the Russian and Japanese fleets that there is plenty of room at the bottom. Plenty of room, to be sure, but the location is damp. Why should the Columbia students bt\. disappointed by an edict barring the ihiring of a pretty manicure for the barber shop? Don't they have plent>\pf other opportunities for holding hands!? One of the hankers who transacted business with Mlrs. Chadwick has been sentenced to t4e penitentiary for seven years. lie pleaded guilty, and must have been/ able to show that his. profits were snlall. Somebody h|as discovered that the meningitis gefrm is shaped like a bean and is blue. This fact, with the addi tional om£ that the disease attacks the brain, indicates that the only way to tig’’ i' the epidemic is to quarantine Bos.Vdn. New York is concerning itself ns to the probable insufficiency of its water supply when it shall have become a city of 7.000,000 people. By that time the proportion of New York's popula tion that drinks water may be even less than it is now. One citizen threw a block of wood at another citizen who was standing In front of the Age-Herald office yes terday morning, and the gentleman who was a target was Inconsiderate enough to dodge and let the block go through a plate glass window.— Birm ingham (Ala.) Age-Herald. The sign over the stairway of a New York factory building reads: “Girl wanted to sew buttons on the sixth floor.” New York always was good at furnishing horrible examples for the rhetoricians. CONDENSED TELEGRAMS The well-known Llndel hotel at St. Ixiuis, is to be torn down to make way for a big department store. Secretary Taft has postponed until November Ist next the date for the opening of the bids for the construc tion of railroads in the Philippines. The Japanese steamer Kilo, of 1,*78 tons capacity, struck a mine and sank off Port Arthur on the night, of May 11th. The cVew was rescued and taken to Osaka. The Mexican government has for bidden banks to hold silver bars as a basis of note issue, bars being no longer at the option of holders capable of conversion into pesos. It is officially tnnounced that King Edward has Appointed King Alfonso of Spain a general in the British army. The appointment dates from May 17th, the birthday of the Spanish king. Count Von Tattenbach-Ashold, the head of the German mission to arrange a special commercial treaty between Germany and Morocco, arrived at Fez on May 11th, where he was received with much ceremony. Hiram Cronk, the only surviving sol dier of the war of 1812, died at Ava, New York, May 13th, at the age of 105 years. He enlisted when but flf teen years old. and served about 100 days at Sackett’s Harbor. The London Chronicle claims that it has good authority to assert that the government has decided to post pone the dissolution of Parliament un til the fall of 1900, and that this means the death blow to tariff reform. William M. Morton, an aeronaut, was severely injured and had a narrow escape from death ut Chutes Park, Los Angeles, on the 15th inst., by be ing dashed against a telegraph i>ole as his balloon rose from the ground. General Maximo Gomez is danger ously ill at Santiago de Cuba with ne phritis. The general’s extreme age and the results of the many wounds he received In his campaigns for the liberation of Cuba complicate his trou ble. A statue of the Confederate lieu tenant-general, Nathan B. Forrest, was unveiled at Memphis, May 10th. Little Miss Bradley, a great-grand daughter of General Forrest, pulled the cord which exposed to view the monu ment. After his opening address at the Lewis and Clarke Exposition at Port land, Vice President Fairbanks will go to his farm in Illinois for the summer and work In the fields during haying and harvesting, as is said to be his custom. The American bark, Martha Davis, caught fire in Hilo harbbr, Hawaii May 14th, and was totally destroyed. The portion of her cargo consigned to Hilo had mostly been discharged, but that intended for the island plantations was - lost. In a recent Interview. Secretary -of the Navy Morton, stated that he had no present intention of resigning from the Cabinet. He said, however, that it was thoroughly understood between the President and himself, that he should leave the Cabinet next fall. L. P. Ohliger, ex-president of the closed Wooster, Ohio, national bank, pleaded guilty to a count on one of the indictments charging him with having issued a draft when there were no funds in the bank to meet it. Judge Taylor sentenced Ohliger to eight years’ imprisonment in the Ohio peni tentiary. General Nogi, the hero of Port Ar thur, has written a card to Colonel W. 11. Knauss of Columbus, in which he returns his thanks for the numerous kind expressions received from the American people, and in particular ex presses his appreciation of a small American flag sent to him by Colonel Knauss. The Beneficial Life Insurance Com pany has been formed at Salt Lake City by leading Mormons. Joseph F. Smith is president. Governor John C. Cutler is first vice president, and the other officers are prominent in the church. The company, which will do an ‘‘old line” business, has a capital stock of SIOO,OOO, all paid in. The Russian press is considerably exercised over the reports of Emperor Williams’ recent speech at Strassburg. Alsace-Lorraine, criticising the Rus sian officers at the front on account of drunkenness, and the German ambas sador, Count Von Alvensleben. has taken pains to issue an official denial of the accuracy of the reports. Secretary Paul Morton will resign from the Cabinet In October, according to a report circulated in financial cir cles, to take the presidency of the Wabash railway. He will succeed Joseph Ramsey, Jr., who has been voted a long vacation, at the end of wnich he will retire permanently from connection with the Gould system. The steamer Terra Nova sailed from London May ICth. for Tromsoe, Norway, whence she will go to Franz Josef in search of the expedi tion headed by Anthony Fiala of Brooklyn, New York, on the steamer America, fitted out by William Ziegler of New York for the purpose of at tempting the north pole byway of Franz Josef I^ind. A committee of the House of Com mons has commenced consideration of a bill providing for the installation in London of electric light and pneumatic tube systems, similnr to those in use in America. J. P. Morgan is among }the promoters of the company, which .has a capital of $20,000,000. Ninety five miles of double tubing and 172 sta tions are proposed. The New York Confederate Camp whose invitation by Grant Post to par ticipate in the Memorial day parade in Brooklyn, led to adverse criticism, has written to the Memorial day com* mittec declining to join in the parade. The camp announces its intention to jaceompanv Grant Post, after the pa rade. to the tomb of General Grant and there tnke part in the ceremonies. The Supreme Court of the United States has upheld the validity of the t'tah state law, holding that water for irrigation and mining is available for "public use.” The decision was in the case of Clark, Bennet and Carlisle against E. J. Nash, and affirmed the finding of the Supreme Court of the state. Under it Nash may convey water across the land of the defend ants to irrigate his own. The Georgia Fruit Growers’ Asso ciation freight rate commission has de clined the request of the Armour car line for withdrawal of resolutions re cently adopted nsklng that Congress .put refrigerator car lines under the same rules and regulations as rail roads. Troop M, Fifth United States Cav alry, has been ordered by Colonel Mansfield, acting commander of the department of Colorado, to proceed To the Uintah Indian reservation for ser vices in connection with the guarding of the reservation and the prepara tions for its opening next September. CONSUMPTION FOUGHT BY TUBERCULOSIS CONFERENCE Hopeful View Taken by National As sociation at Its Meeting in Washington. Washington, May 20—The first an nual conference of the National Asso ciation for the Study and Prevention ot Tuberculosis ended last night with a banquet. Two days have been occu pied with the presentation of views by prominent members of the medical pro fession from all sections of the coun try. The comparison of data regarding what is being done to stamp out "the great white plague” led many speakers to predict that popular interest is awakened on the*subject and that the immediate future will witness greater organized activity in the treatment and care of consumptives than in the past. One, section of the congress has de voted itself to the discussion of the sociological side of the problem, while another has taken up the medical fea tures. v The morning session of the socio logical section embraced a symposium on sanitarium treatment of consump tion. In discussing the sanitarium movement. Dr. W. J. Marcley of Mas sachusetts gave great credit to efforts of labor unions. H. M. Danner of Denver advocated a special tax on unsanitary sections, of cities. H. Allen of New York told of the experiments in that city in the seaside treatment of surgical tuberculosis for children. One hundred and fifty chil dren have been treated in this man ner, he said, and the success has been phenomenal. One of the points of Interest brought out in this discussion was that every effort so far made to establish self supporting communities or settle ments of tuberculosis patients had proved a failure. Nevertheless a par tial support had been accomplished under carefully directed industries In the open air. It was the general opin ion that all cases of tuberculosis should be allowed to remain at large, where proper care of the patient was maintained and proper sanitary re quirements observed to protect mem bers of the family In which the pa tient resided. Nowhere except in New York is there legal authority to com pel the retention of a patient against his will. Such authority, it was ar gued. was most desirable. Speaking of the lax enforcement of sanitury regulations by municipalities Dr. J. P. C. Foster of New Haven said he arrived at the Boston stution one night at 12 o’clock. On all of the sta tion walls he observed large signs stating that SIOO was the fine for ex pectorating on the floor. On the floor were enough evidences of the vi olation of this law to support with the collected penalty a state institution. His conclusion was that either such laws should not be enacted, or that they should be enforced. VOTE FOR CHURCH UNION. United Brethren to Join With Congre gational and Methodist Protestants. Topeka, Kan., May 20.—The United Brethren general conference Thurs day voted in favor of union with the Congregational and Methodist Protest ant churches. The opponents of the plan argued that its adoption would cause the United Brethren church to lose its identity, nnd predicted the federation would finally be named Congregational. Bishop J. S. Mills and Bishop E. B. Kephart aided Dr. L. S. Cornell of Denver in supporting the plan. "If the delegates are capable of clearly understanding the syllabus ns it is submitted to them,” said Bishop Kephart, "they will Bee that it docs not provide for an organic union of the three churches, but only for a closer federation.” When a vote was taken only eight negative votes were recorded. Com missioners will be appointed to confer with representatives of the Methodist Protestant and Congregational churches. Whatever plan they agree upon will be submitted to a referen dum vote of the membership of the three churches. So far as the legis lative bodies of the churches are con cerned, the church union Is settled. The closing of the publishing house which for fifty years has been con ducted by the United Brethren, was virtually agreed upon. It was ex plained that the big plant at Dayton, Ohio, had been running behind for several years. Industrial School for Girls. Denver, May 20.—Governor McDon aid has appointed the following named persons as members of the State Indus trial School of Girls: Fred L. Paddelford of Golden. Royal J. Donnen of Denver. Mrs. R. E. England of Denver. Two more members remain to be ap pointed. Mr. Paddelford is superintendent of the State Industrial School for Boys at Golden. He will probably be made president of the new board and will have supervisory charge of the entire institution. Mr. Donnen lives at 1040 East Eighteenth avenue. He has been a resident of Denver for about six years, and is a retired business man. For many years he lived in Leadville, and is a personal friend of Governor Me Donald. While in Leadville he was en gaged in mining, and was also in the livery business. Mrs. England has for a number of years been prominent in local politics as a Republican. She was formerly a member of the board. It is understood that she was placed upon the new board upon the recommendation of Mr. Paddelford. The News quotes Governor McDon ald as saying that no member of tho old board would be reappointed. It was reported that an exception would be made of Dr. Josephine Peavy of Colorado Springs, who was just recent ly appointed to serve on the old board. When queried on this point the gov ernor said: "I am making a clean sweep. No member of the old board will be reap pointed." Philippine Outlaw Killed. Manila, May 20. —News has been re ceived that Pala, the outlaw Moro chief who has been pursued the past two weeks on the island of Jolo by troops under the command of General Leonard Wood, has been killed. His few surviving followers are being trailed by the troops. At the begin ning of the uprising Pala was reported to have a following of COO well-armed men, most of whom have been killed. COLORADO NEWS ITEMS The Boulder Chautauqua board has invited Tom Lawson to make an ad dress next summer. At Ouray, W. E. King has been fltfed SIOO and costs for killing a mountain sheep. He pleaded guilty. The Colorado Horse and Cattle Growers’ Association Is laying plans for the wholesale destruction of prai rie dogs on the ranges. One hundred squirrels have been set loose in the City Park at Denver. A prairie dog village is another attrac tion for the children. The association of railway’ tele graph superintendents at its session in Chattanooga, selected Denver as the next place of meeting. A telephone exchange will be in stalled at the state capitol building at Denver to accommodate the thirty three offices using telephones. Mr. North, the director of the census, estimates the present population of Colorado at 602,925, a gain of 12,645 over the estimate for last year. Colorado Springs has an ordinance forbidding the beating of carpets inside the city limits. The inhabitants get dust enough from other sources. Senator Patterson has announced that he will name Caesar R. Roberts, son of Caesar A. Roberts, a prominent Denver attorney, for a cadetship at West Point. The Denver posts of the Grand Army of the Republic have made ar rangements for an immense June fair and festival, beginning June 21st and lasting nine days. James Mcßride of Barela, in I.as An imas county, was bitten by a rattle snake on the 18th inst., and, insteadd of resorting to orthodox whiskey, drank twenty pounds of milk and re covered. Postmaster L. <’. Dana has received authority from Washington to adver tise for bids for the construction of tho United States postofflee in Colorado Springs, to be erected at a cost of $135,000. Rev. William Potts George, who was succeeded by Dr. J. S. Montgomery at Trinity M. E. church, Denver, will ac cept the call of Bishop Hamilton to fill the pulpit of Washington Street M. E. church at Poughkeepsie, New York. George Huber Weiss of Elizabeth, Colorado, while bathing at Santa Mon ica, California, on the 16th, was car ried out to sea by the undertow and drowned. Weiss was twenty-four years of age and leaves a mother at Eliza beth. The Carpenters’ District Union of Denver has issued a statement that the mechanics have not combined with the builders to raise prices. They also state that the cost of building is no greater now than at any time for the past five years. By the falling of a bin under which they were working in the Portland ce ment works at Florence on the 13th inst., Grove Miller, Reuben Bayliss and George Leonard were crushed to death. They were all young men and single. The first excursion of the present year over the Moffat road will be given on June Bth, when the Denver, North western & Pacific company will carry the employes of the Denver Tramway Company to 'Eollnnd on their annual picnic. The Santa Fe company will drive a new tunnel under Raton hill, south of Trinidad, at a cost of $1,000,000. The contract has been let to the firm of Corrigan & McDonald of Pueblo, which will place a force of several hundred men at work in a few days. Evidence on the part of Colorado be fore the Kansas-Colorado water suit commission was closed May lfth. Af ter an interval of two weeks the com mission will again convene ih Kansas, where for about three weeks final evi dence for that state will be taken. The following postmosters have been appointed in Colorado: Charles M. Ayres, Needlcton, La Plata county, vice A. A. Steward, resigned; John S. Kemnitz. Rosita, Custer county, vice \V. I*. Kirk, resigned; George M. White, Vega, Mesa county, vice H. N. Camp bell, resigned. Dean H. Martyn Hart of St. John's Episcopal cathedral in Denver is on the way to Europe, where he will visit the bell foundries at Nauheim, Germany, where the magnificent chimes for the new cathedral are being made. The chimes, which will cost $15,000 exclusive of the duty of $3,000, will be among the finest in the coun try. At Cri,»ple Creek on the 13th inst. James Warlord and Thomas C. Brown, under indictment for the shooting of Chris Miller and Isanc .Liebe at Gold field on election day last fall, were dis charged and the cases against them dismissed by Deputy District Attorney C. A. Gillett. A trlnl of the case some time ago resulted in a disagreement of the Jury. Actuated by jealousy, Frank E. Cowles shot and killed Miss Stella Boice at Pueblo May 18th, and then shot himself through the head, dying within a few hours. Cowles is said to have been a member of the Order of Railway Conductors, and the girl he shot is reported to have formerly been employed in a dance hall at Crip , pie Creek. The report of the earnings of the Denver & Rio Grande for the first week in May shows a substantial in crease over the corresponding week last year. The earnings this year amounted to $305,000, an increase of $17,600. The earnings from July Ist to May 7th show an Increase of $319,- 000 over the corresponding period of the year before. Leslie W. Popejoy, in accordance with an order of the District Court at Colorado Springs, has filed a bill of particulars against Tyson S. Dines and the other executors of the Stratton estate for $5,000,000. In particulariz ing his claim, Popejoy declares that while his original contract was oral, it was subsequently acknowledged in writing, and he charges that a number of persons who would have given him valuable information were kept silent by Mr. Stratton during his lifetime and his representatives since. Pope joy sues on the grounds of grubstak ing Stratton and having a consequent > interest in the mining claims the late millionaire discovered. The result of examinations of the mineral waters of Manltou by Profes sor Wolcott of the Sclfttol of Mines, which showed that the waters wert; ra dio-active, has caused local promoters to think seriously of erecting a large sanitarium in Manitou for the cure of cancerous diseases. A bond in the sum of $5,000 has been filed by 3fc-ssrs. White, Hogle and Burns, the Portland fair commission ers, with the secretary of state. It is to guarantee the return of the exhibits, and to secure the state that they will not expend over $15,000 for the pur pose of making the exhibit. WORTH REMEMBERING. There are three entirely different kinds of ingredients used in making the three different varieties of baking powders on the market, viz: (1) Min eral-Acid or Alum, (2) Bone-Acid or Phosphate, and (3) Cream of Tartar made from grapes. It is important, from the standpoint of health, to know something about these ingredi ents, and which kind is used in your baking powder. (1) Mineral-Acid, or Alum, is made from a kind of clay. This is mixed with diluted oil of vitriol and from this solution a product is obtained which is alum. Alum is cheap; costs about two cents a pound, and baking powder made with this Mineral-Acid sells from 10 to 25c. a pound. (2> Bone-Acid, or Phosphate, is the basis of phosphate baking powders and the process is fully described in the patents issued to a. large manufac turer of a phosphate powder. The U. S. Patent Office Report gives a full and exact description, but the follow ing extract is enough: "Burned bones, after being ground, are put into freshly diluted oil of vit riol and with continual stirring and in the following proportion,” etc. From this Bone-Acid phosphate bak ing powders are made; such powders sfcll from 20 to 30 cents a pound. (3) Cream of Tartar exists in all ripe grapes, and flows with the juice from the press in the manufacture of wine. After the wine is drawn off the tartar is scraped from the cask, boil ed with water, and crystals of Cream of Tartar, white and very pure, sepa rate and are collected. It differs in no respect from the form in which it originally existed in the grape. Cream of Tartar, then, while the most expen sive. is the only ingredient that should be used in a baking powder to act upon the soda, as its wholesouie ness is beyond question. Cream of Tartar baking powders sell at about 40 to 50 cents a pound. Such are the facts, and every one, careful of the health of the family, should remember this rule:—Baking powders selling from 10 to 25 cents a pound are made of Mineral-Acids; those selling from 20 to 30 cents of Bone-Acid; and those from 40 to 50 cents of Cream of Tartar .made from grapes. CARNEGIE LAKE Steel Magnate’s Donation to Princeton University. Reviewing the opening of spring sports among the colleges. Collier’s for -April 22d comments on the new lake .to be given to Princeton University by Andrew Carnegie. Collier’s says: In college sport on this side of the water, Princeton’s new artilicial lake Is the most interesting possibility. The lake means, of course, that Princeton will have a crew next year, and the ad dition of an entirely new quantity* to the races at Poughkeepsie or New Lon don stirs up no end of enlivening fan cies. The lake is the gift of Mr. An drew Carnegie, who, finding libraries but a slow means of carrying off his income, is hoping to accelerate the speed of its departure by turning it into the more fluid form of water. The Princeteon undergraduates ar.e not bothered with the qualms felt by the Boston ministers in contemplating the gifts of Mr. Rockefeller, nor do they, apparently, share the anguish which has tortured some sensitive souls that the thrifty steel king’s methods of pre paring his penniless entry into heaven should be extended then to the hal lowed ground of an ancient university. A lake is a lake, apparently, its gen esis wil soon be forgotten, and in our mind's eye we see future generations of sons of old Nassau sitting in the moonlight, dissolved in sentiment, and singing to a banjo accompaniment some such words as— " Hail to thee, O fair Carnegie! Hail, thou sunlit inland sea! Alma Mater’s ancient waters; Hall Carnegie! Hail to thee!” ” When completed, the lake will have set Mr. Carnegie back about one hun. dred and seventy-five thousand dollars. GREAT CHANGE From Change in Food. The brain depends much more on the stomach than we are apt to sup pose until we take thought in the mat ter. Feed the stomach on proper food easy to digest and containing the proper amount of phosphates and the healthy brain will respond to all de mands. A notable housewife in Buf falo writes: "The doctor diagnosed my trouble as a ‘nervous affection of the stom ach.’ I was actually so nervous that I could not sit still for five minutes to read the newspaper, and to attend to my household duties was simply impossible. I doctored all the time with remedies, but medicine did no good. "My physician put me on all sorts of diet, and I tried many kinds of cereal foods, but none of them agreed with me. I was almost discouraged, and when I tried Grape-Nuts I did so with many misgivings—l had no faith that it would succeed where every thing else had failed. "But it did succeed, and you don’t know how glad I am that I tried it. I feel like a new person. I have gain ed in weight and I don’t have that terrible burning sensation In my stom ach any more. I feel so strong again that I am surprised at myself. The street noises that used to irritate me so. I never notice now, an** my mind is so clear that my household duties are a real pleasure.” Name given by Postum Co., Battle Creek. Mich. There’s a reason. Now why was this great change made in this woman? The stomach and the brain had not been supplied with the right kind of food to rebuild and strengthen the nerve centers in these organs. It is absolute folly to try to do this with medicine. There is but one sure way and that is to quit the old food that has failed and take on Grape Nuts food which is more than half digested in the process of manufacture and is rich in the phosphate of potash con tained in the natural grain, which unites with albumen and water—the only three substances that will make up the soft gray filling in the thou sands of delicate nerve centres in the brain and body. Grape-Nuts food is a sure road back to health in all such cases. THE EPWORTH LEAGUE CONVENTION AT DENVER IN JULY Small Army at Work Making Prepara tions—Large Attendance Prom ised From All Sections. Denver, May 22. —Plans for the In ternatlonal Epworth League conven tion, which meets in Denver, July sth to 9th, are maturing rapidly, and the various chairmen have their work or ganized to a point where they could re ceive the visitors at any time they might choose to come. The program committee in Chicago has sent word that brilliant men of national reputa tion will be heard at the convention. Speaking of the work done by the local tytecutive committee. Secretary W. C. Williams said yesterday: “A small army, including over 2,000 people, is now working for the Epworlh Leugue convention committee, and as the convention approaches this army will increase in size. The convention committee is holding meetings every Friday evening at the Albany hotel, and will continue to meet regularly until the convention. Every committee is thoroughly organized and equipped and could handle the vast crowds that are coming, with only two weeks’ no tice. “There has been considerable specu lation as to the attendance at the con vention and some wild prophesies have been made, but the committee is very conservative when it places the ngures at 20,000. Letters from trans portation managers all over the United States indicate this, and there are many parties being formed, of which the committee has no notice at this time. The Union Pacific has fifty trains over its line already scheduled. "The secretary’s office on the second floor of the Club building, is a busy place. We have sent out over 30,000 copies of our convention prospectus, with several thousand more yet to be circulated. We have had literature in abundance at every Epworth League district convention that has been and will be held between May Ist and July Ist.® The transportation managers in nearly every state have issued neat and attractive convention folders with views of Denver and Colorado, while all Colorado railroads and the eastern lines have also issued attractive pamphlets. In addition to this, over twenty Methodist papers that circu lated among millions of people have is sued special convention editions with views and write-ups of Colorado. The amount of advertising the city and state have received is incalculable. A new committee has been added to the general committee, that of state clubs. C. M. Deardorff is chairman. The people of the city are taking hold of :he state club proposition with en thusiasm. Pennsylvania leads the list so far witn an immense membership. Illinois and lowa state clubs will be or ganized Tuesday evening at Trinity church, and the rivalry between these two states for the largest club is very keen. "One of the interesting contests at the coming convention will be that be tween several cities to capture the next Epworth League gathering, two years hence. Minneapolis and Dallas, Texas, together with some of the cit ies on the Atlantic coast and Birming ham, Alabama, are the principal cities in the race. Birmingham has so far made the most systematic and effect ive bid. Storm at Fort Worth. Fort Worth. Tex.. May 22.—A heavy windstorm, blowing at the rate of sev enty miles an hour, struck this city from the southwest at 6.30 last night. Part of the west wall of the Texas & Pacific passenger station was blown in and John Young, train dispatcher, killed. The storm was most severe west of the city and ail telephone and tele graph wires in all directions are down. A passenger on a Texas & Pacific from the west reports that the town of Mineral Wells was partly blown away. One church building belonging to the African Methodist Episcopal con gregation here was demolished. Many business buildings lost their roofs, in cluding the First National bank build ing. seven story structure. The Baptist and Episcopal churches in North Fort Worth were badly wrecked while the roofs of the Grand hotel In East Weatherford street and the Johnson house in West Bluff street were torn away. Fifty dwellings in various parts of the city were dam aged. The Second Ward school build ing was partially wrecked. Handley, seven miles east of here, suffered much property damage. It is not known that any one was killed out side of Fort Worth. Ocean Yacht Race Gossip. New York. May 21.—Paul Eve Ste venson, the noted yachting writer, says: “Ail attempt to estimate with even approximate accuracy the chances of any given boat in the kaiser’s cup race, which started on Tuesday at the Sandy Hook Lightship, would be almost as futile as a weather forecast six months ahead. So great a variety of condi tions will be encountered in the 3,000 miles that the eleven yachts started upon an almost equal basis, though naturally the most highly developed boat from the naval architect’s- view point would be the favorite in calcu lating the odds and chances. "Still, it is entirely conceivable that the schooner Hamburg, a Watson de signed racing boat, should be defeated by the Fleur de Lis. a much smaller cruising schooner. Again, much inter est attaches to the various rigs of the competitors, four types being repre sented. viz., yawl, schooner, bark and ship; while a still wider range exists in the dimensions, the extremes being obtained in the Fleur de Lis of ninety one gross tons and the Valhalla of 1.200 gross tons. Port Arthur Was Neglected. St. Petersburg, May 22.- The com mission investigating the surrender of Port Arthur has finished the first half of its labors. The investigation of the documentary evidence presented by General Stoessel in his own defense tended to show that the fortress at the outbreak of the war was nearly de fenseless, without supplies or cash! Lights for Capitol Dome. Washington, May 22.—Three thou sand incandescent electric lamps will soon be placed in the dome of the cap itol and it will then outshine the dome of the congressional library, far famed for its great brilliancy. The lights are being arranged in four rows around the dome. The first row will light the large fresco painting at the top. The other three rows will be at different distances and so ar ranged that they cannot be seen. Only the light effect will be noticeable. Lights also will be placed over the eight large oil paintings that hang on the w v alls of the rotunda. RAILROADS AND PROGRESS. In his testimony before thp senate committee on interstate commerce at Washington on May 4, Prof. Hugo R. Meyer of the Chicago university, an expert on railroad management, made this statement: "Let us look at what might have happened if we had heeded the pro tests of the farmers of New York anil Ohio and Pennsylvania (in the 70’s, when grain from the west began pour ing to the Atlantic seaboard), and acted upon the doctrine which the in terstate commerce commission has enunciated time and again, that no man may be deprived of the ad vantages accruing to him by virtue of his geographical position. We could not have west of the Mississippi a population of millions of people who are prosperous and are great con sumers. We never should have seen the years when we built 10.000 and 12,000 miles of railway, for there would have been no farmers west of the Mississippi river who could have used the land that would have been opened up by the building of those lailways. And if we had .not seen the years when we could build 10.000 and 12,000 miles of railway a year, we should not have to-day east of the Mississippi a steel and iron produc ing center, which is at once the mar vel and the despair of Europe, because we could not have built up a steel and iron industry if there had been no market for its product. We could not have in New England a great boot and shoe industry; we cquld not have in New England a great cotton milling industry; we could not have spread throughout New York and Pennsylvania and Ohio man ufacturing industries of the most di versified kinds, because those indus tries would have no market among the farmers west of the Mississippi river. And while the progress of this country, while the development of the agricultural west of this country, did mean the impairment of the ag ricultural value east of the Mississippi river, that ran up into hundreds of millions of dollars, it meant incident ally the building up of great manu facturing industries that added to the value of this land by thou.-ands of millions of dollars. And. gentlemen, those things were not foreseen in the ’7o’s. The statesmen and the public men of this country did not see what part the agricultural development of the west was going to play In the in dustrial development of the east. And you may read the decisions of the interstate commerce commission from the first to the last, and what is one of the greatest characteristics of those decisions? The continued Inability to see the question in this large way. The interstate commerce commis sion never can see anything more than that the farm land of some farm er is decreasing in value, or that some man who has a flour mill with a pro duction of fifty barrels a day is be ing crowded out. It never can see that the destruction or impairment of farm values in this place means the building up of farm values in that place, and that that shifting of values is a necessary incident to the indus trial and manufacturing development of this country. And if we shall give to the interstate commerce commis sion power to regulate rates, we shall no longer have our rates regulated on the statesmanlike basis on which they have been regulated in the past by the railway men, who really have been great statesmen, who really have been great builders of empires, who have had an imagination that rivals the imagination of the greatest poet and of the greatest inventor, and who have operated with a courage and dar ing that rivals the courage and dar ing of the greatest military general. But we shall have our rates regulated by a body of civil servants, bureau crats, whose besetting sin the world over is that they never can grasp a’ situation in a large way and with the grasp of the statesman; that they never can see the fact that they are confronted with a small evil; that that evil is relatively small, and that it cannot be corrected except by the creation of evils and abuses which are infinitely greater than the one that is to be corrected.” Boys That Fear No Noise. Eastern papers are advocating a noiseless Fourth. Shades of Ticon deroga. Bull Run and Valley Forge de fend us! It is all right to eliminate the dangerous elements from the Fourth of July celebration, but who ever heard of noiseless patriotism? It i would be like voiceless oratory. The I small boy is with us. —Leadville Herald Democrat. BABY CAME NEAR DYING. From an Awful Skin Humor — —Scratched Till Blood Ran — Wasted to a Skeleton — Speedily Cured by Cuticura. "When three months old my boy broke out with an itching, watery rash all over his body, and he would scratch till the blood ran. We tried nearly everything, but he grew worse, wasting to a skeleton, and we feared he would die. He slept only when in our arms. The first application of Cuticura soothed Him so that he slept in his cradle ton the first time in many weeks. One set of CuMCura made a complete and permanent cure. (Signed) Mrs. M. C. Maitland, Jasper. Ontario.” Oklahoma Prisoners. ma ■ iwiiici rnauncis. Governor Ferguson of Oklahoma can not go outside of the territory without permission from Washington. “Tin r< are a good many prisoners in the tei ritorv, including old Geronimo and my• self.” Those Who Have Tried It will use no other. Defiance Cold Wa ter Starch has no equal In Quantity or Quality—l 6 oz. for 10 cent*. Other brands contain only 12 oz. “Old Jones put all his money in bank, an' the bank busted on him And the only reply of the Georgia phil osopher was: “Thank the Lord. 1 never had a dollar ahead in my life.” FITS P*™*nently cured. No (It* or nermuaneej ■ I ■ « limt oy’i u*e of Dr. Kline'* (bmt Serre fpr PKRK Sa.OO trial bottle and trmtW** U. U. Kunc, Ltd., V 3! Arch Street, Philadelphia. Fa When once n young man gets un In the world far enough to shave, noU'in v.'un get him down again.