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LAMAR, .... COLORADO. That machine that stretches a short man offers nothing to the man who is “short.” A Tennessee woman ate a $50 bill. That was a good way to keep from spending it. Lightning struck a baseball game in Troy the other day, but ap usual, the umpire escaped. “We demand suffrage." says the zemstvos. “Well, suffer and be blanked,” say the autocrats. The king of the Belgians is hunting for a wife. Here is a chance for an American heiress to buy a queenship. A Pennsylvania club has admitted a horse to membership. That’s noth ing: there are asses in almost every club. The Philadelphia sheep that butted its benefactor is supposed to have es caped from Wail street after the shearing. The boys wouldn't protest if the first step toward realizing the ideal of “a noiseless Fourth” were to cut out the orations. When Pat Crowe finally settles with the law he should take up advertising as a profession. He understands the business to perfection. The mind, like the body, needs ex ercise. When a woman says a few things to her husband she is merely doing mental calisthenics. “Every man." says John Burroughs, “has his favorite bird." Which may. in a large measure, explain the gen eral popularity of swallows. It Is well enough to be sure yon are right, but you will be a whole lot more comfortable if you don’t In3i«t on convincing other people of it.— Puck. That New' York doctor who thinks women are less graceful than men has probably been confining his oh nervations to women who wear French heels. All the gambling resorts In Butte. Mont., have been closed, and some hopeful people believe that in time the camp may become as moral as New York. According to Angela Morgan a wom an’s kiss is worth fifty of a man’s. And how wasteful of this wealth the dear creatures are when they meet each other! Fanny Rice, the actress, has secured & divorce. It may be ungallant to mention such a thing, but isn’t Fanny Rice getting rather well along in years to risk It? That Portland (Me.) automobile which ran alone and jumped over a precipice to destruction must have had an awful record of casualties upon its conscience. The name that has been given t< the newforchid which has just won n prize in Ix>ndon is the "Brassocattle yadigbyanoschrpderaetankervllle.” It looks like a college yell. A Chicago alleged lemon pie. bak ery made, was found to consist of starch paste and "various coal tar products." The Chicago mince pic must be fearfully and wonderfully made. Perhaps the court which decided that milliners are not "artists" never had occasion to inspect the thorough ly artistic work some of them can do with pen and ink on a plain, ordinarj billhead. It must have been picturesque to see Gen. Linevltch going down the lines of his headquarters troops and saluting each foldier with an Easter kiss. Gen. Grant never did anything like that. A man in Sedalia, Mo., wants a di vorce from his wife on the ground that she chews tobacco. It must be a terrible thing for a wife to have to choose between nr husband nnd a plug of tobacco. The season of the year Is now here when the average school boy forgets all his other studies in trying to solve the mathematical problem of how to steal third base without ripping the scams in his pants. It Is a great shock to tho census taker to have a woman come to the front door and tell him calmly that her age is the same as it was when he called on a similar errand of in quiry five yeags ago. The daughter of a wealthy English man has married her father's chauf feur. If a decent coachman Is a bet ter man than a worthless duke, a good chauffeur ought to stack up pretty well in comparison with a cliumplsh prince. “I never took anything which wojhl affect people who were not able to stand the loss." pleads Defaulter Smith of San Francisco. A similar plea helped Robin Hood with tho populace, but would hardly have touched sheriff or Judge. Doctors are great on figures. One who lives in Minnesota has ciphered out that the American people are now paying out annually $80,000,000 less in doctors’ bills and medicine than they did a decade ago. and that they are living on an average, ten years longer than folks used to live. “If the courts cannot compel poo pie to remove the snow* from their sidewalks next winter,” says the Washington Star, "a sense of common decency ought to.” There Is nothing like agitating a great reform in time CONDENSED TELEGRAMS The business portion of the town of White Horse, Yukon Territory, has been destroyed by fire. The President has issued an order prohibiting the employment of convict labor on government works. According to ail indications, this will be one of the biggest "puting” summers experienced by the transpor tation companies in recent years. According to the biennial statement of President Harper of the University pf Chicago, the university is now worth between $18,000,000 and $19,000,- 000. Gen. Maximo Gomez, the Cuban pa triot, who underwent a serious sur gical operation recently, is improving and it is now believed that he will re cover. Mrs. Mary A. Livermore, the well known reformer, died at her home at Melrose, Massachusetts, on the 23d of heart trouble. She was eighty-four years old. William E. Cramer, editor-in-chief of the Evening Wisconsin of Milwaukee, died May 20tli, from pneumonia, after an illness extending over a period of two months. Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., son of President Roosevelt, will spend several weeks in the Yosemite valley this sum mer as the guest of Stewart Edward White, the author. Joseph Jefferson's birthplace, in Phil adelphia. has been sold at auction for $8,125. It is a three and one-lialf story stone building at the southwest corner of Sixth and Spruce streets. On May 23d over 400 mules perished in a lire that destroyed the sales stables of Maxwell & Couch and Sparks Brothers at the National stock yards in East St. Louis. The medical congress at Havana dis cussed favorably a resolution suggest-; ing the creation of a branch of the | health department devoted to the ex tinction of infection carrying insects. More than 300 suits were filed re cently by the Louisian Purchase Ex position Company to collect stock sub scriptions aggregating $30,000. 'Among the suits was one against former Mayor Henry Zeigenhein for $5,000. The accident to the German empress, Augusta Victoria, who fell downstairs May 213 t. while rather more serious than at first reported, will not have j any serious consequences. The cut on J her forehead probably will leave a slight scar. The trustees of the Mormon church. | at Salt Lake, have purchased forty acres of farm land in South ltoyalton. | Va.. where they will erect a monument l shrine and cottage on the site of the birthplace of Joseph Smith, founder of their faith. While catching in a game of base ball in Brooklyn, Janies Miles, a youth, was almost instantly killed by a pitched ball. Miles wore no mask while behind the bat. A very fast ball which he failed to stop struck him between the eyes. Madame Dugast, who attempted to navigate her autoboat Camille in the race from Algiers to Toulon, has sent $2,000 to the sailor who jumped into the sea from the French cruiser Ric her to rescue her during the storm which scattered the racing boats. With impressive ceremonies the monument erected by the Woodmen ol the World to the memory of Galveston Woodmen who perished in the tidal wave of 1900 was unveiled May 21st at Lakevlew cemetery. Galveston, accord ing to the ritual of the Woodmen. The bureau of forestry of the De partment of Agriculture has issued I circular announcing that the mature timber on the national forest reserve is to be offered for sale. The super visor of each forest reserve is autho rized to receive applications for the right to cut timber. At Natchez, Mississippi, May 19th, Peter Mathewson. a book agent, shot and killed A. Z. Bidwell and Stephen Jones, fishermen, and fatally wounded Mrs. Sue Pruett, his mother-in-law. 1 The trouble occurred about Mathew-1 son’s child, whom he claimed had been abducted by its grandyarents. Three-quarters of a m'Vlion of people have already died of the plague in In-; dia this year, according to figures fur- j nished by Indian Secretary JJrodrick i in the House of Commons. The mor tality from January Ist to April Ist | was 401,744, while another 215.901 sue- j cumbed during the four weeks ended i April 29th. Judge Rogers of the United States' District Court at St. Louis has issued an order allowing Ng Jung, a China man, convicted and sentenced to ninety days in the Missouri penitentiary, for passing a raised $lO bill, to retain his queue while serving his sentence. Jung told the judge that wearing a queue is with him a matter of religion. The cruiser Reina Mercedes, cap tured at Santiago during the war with Spain, sailed from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. May 21st ror Newport, Rhode Island, after having been re modeled as a receiving ship. The cruiser has been undergoing repairs for nearly five years and is said now to be one of the best equipped receiving ships in the navy. In view of the death recently of Judge Amos M. Thayer of the United States Circuit Court at St. Louis, President Roosevelt has decided to promote to the vacancy Judge Elmer B. Adams of tlie United States Dis trict Court at St. Louis. In succession to Judge Adams on the district bench, the President will appoint August Finklenburg of St. Louis. August W. Machen, under sentence of two years' imprisonment for his connection with the postal frauds at Washington, pleaded guilty to an ad ditional indictment in which he is charged jointly with Crawford and Lorenz with conspiracy in the pur chase of letter carriers’ satchels, and was at once sentenced to an additional two years’ imprisonment. The volume of appropriations new offices, etc., required to be compiled after each session of Congress has been completed for the third session of the fifty-eighth congress and the summary of the appropriations shows a grand total of $820,184,035. The total appro priations for the last session of tho fifty-eighth congress for 1906 were an increase of $39,012,259 over the previ ous session of that Congress for 1905. At Sacramento, California, Chris Christianson, who, a few days before was released on parole from an insane asylum, murdered his aged mother by cutting her throat. Later Christianson shot himself and cut his own throat. His dead body was found in his bar ricaded home. The Postal Telegraph-Cable Com pany announces the completion of its new cables betwen Guam and the Yap and Celebes islands, to the Caroline islands and the Dutch East Indies. These cables will be worked in con nection with the Postal’s Commercial Pacific cable. TOGO HAS SMASHED ROJESTVENSKY'S FLEET Tokio, May 29, 2:15 P. M.—lt is officially announced that Admiral Rojest vensky's fleet has been practically annihilated. Twelve warships have been sunk or captured and two transports and two torpedo boat destroyers have been sunk. London, May 29.—The correspondent of the Morning Post at Shanghai says that a telegram has been received there from Peking announcing that Rojest vensky’s fleet has been defeated off the Tsu Islands and is fleeing northward and that four Russian ships, including the battleship Borodino, have been sunk. Washington, D. C., May 28—Japanese Minister Takahira has received a dispatch from Tokio saying in effect that the fighting in the naval battle thus far has been with favorable prospects for the Japanese. The minister's dis patch is from private sources. Washington, D. C., May 28.—A dispatch was received at the State Depart ment to-day saying that the Japanese government had made the announcement that its fleet had engaged the Russians in the Strait of Korea Saturday and had held the straits. The American consul at Nagasaki cabled the State Department later"to day that the Japanese have sunk a Russian battleship, four other warships and a repair ship in the Strait of Korea. Following is the text of the Nagasaki dispatches to the State Department: "Nagasaki, May 28.—Japanese sunk the Russian battleship Borodino and four more warships and a repair ship.” The other dispatch read as follows: May 27.—Japanese fleet engaged the Baltic squadron this after noon in the Strait of Tsushima, which was held. Cannonading heard from shore.” The belief in naval circles in Washington is that the Japanese resorted to a free use of their torpedo boats in their attacks on the vessels of Vice Ad miral Rojestvensky's fleet. The Japanese have a large number of torpedo boats in their fleet, and they demonstrated their effectiveness in the operations around Port Arthur. Naval officers here to-night express the opinion that it was unlikely that such serious losses as those reported could have been in flicted by ordinary fire. Tsingtau, May 29.—There is a running naval engagement between the Russian and Japanese fleets in the Strait of Korea, near the Islands of Oki. It is reported that the whole Russian fleet is not participating, all the slower vessels having steamed around Japan. The Japanese losses so far are stated to be one cruiser and ten torpedo boats. London, May 29.—The Tokio correspondent of the Daily Mail says the Rus sian fleet has been dispersed, that several Russian ships have been disabled and that the remainder are in flight, with the Japanesp pursuing. Anxiety in Russia. St. Petersburg. May 29, 2:15 a. m.— In this momentous hour the emperor, tho admiralty and the Russian public are waiting breathlessly for the Japa nese to furnish authentic news of the ' fate of Vice Admiral Rojestvensky and his fleet, in which the hopes of the 1 Russians are centered. The official i disposition is to construe Toklo's si lence favorably, but at the same time ■ the strategic reason for such silence is 1 recognized The public after the premature Jubi lation of Saturday night, is Inclined to reverse its attitude and to become pes simistic. The report sent to Washington by tho American consul at Nagasaki of 1 the sinking of five Russian warships, 1 including a battleship and repair ship, I was accepted as the most definite and the most authentic piece of news re- i ceived up to midnight,and undoubtedly ' produced a bad impression. The fear i was expressed that the battleship sunk i might have been Rojestvensky's flag- ! ship, the Kniaz Souvaroff, on which 1 the Japanese undoubtedly would con centrate their fire. The sinking of the repair ship Kam chatka. which was filled with the most ; modern machinery, might, it was thought, prove later to be a migc se- . vere loss than that of a warship, but* at the admiralty where crowds congre gated Sunday afternoon nnd evening, the opinion was expressed that if Ro jestvensky had cleared the gateway to the sea of Japan with no greater loss than that reported by the American consul, the passage had not been dearly purchased, and especially if later reports should prove that the Japanese losse were proportionate. Probably no one in Russia displayed such intense anxiety as the Emperor. Early Sunday morning he summoned - Grand Duke Alexis, high admiral; Ad miral Avellan, head of the Russian ad miralty department, and Admiral Wlr enus, chief of the general staff of the navy, to Tsarskoe-Selo, and remained closeted with them up to a late hour last night, impatiently awaiting infor matlon, nnd poring over charts. The only news received by his ma jesty from Russian sources were dis- patches from Russian agents and con suls at Chinese ports, which contained ' nothing but current rumors. The only , time the Emperor left the members of , the cabinet was to attend services in . the chapel in the Alexander palace, j when the chaplain prayed for Rojest vensky’s success. The Emperor was greatly distressed ' when the Washington dispatch con- ( t aiding the information sent by the ( consul at Nagasaki arrived. Floods in Rio Grande River. i El Paso, Texas, May 29.—A half < million dollars is a conservative esti mate of the damage done by the over flow of the Rio Grande river north of i El Paso. In Mesilla valley between i 5,000 and 10,000 acres of farms are un- i der water, crops and farm machinery : have been lost and all houses in the : path of the flood washed away. The < water in most places is six feet deep. < Every ndobe house in Anthony. New < Mexico, has been washed away and i people have fled to El Paso. Mrs. J. i L. Brown and family of Dougins. Arl- j zona, were caught in the flood at An thony and were two days and nights i without food or water. Finally they i I were rescued from the roof of a barn. I ! Two hundred carloads of baled hay i alone were lost in the flood. The wa- I ters are rising rapidly, threatening i greater damage, especially at El Paso, where the lower section of the city will be inundated if a weak sand dyke gives way. Laborers are working con stantly strengthening the dyke with , sand bags. Mount Vesuvius Eruption. Naples. May 28.—The eruption of Mount Vesuvius continues, the volcano showing four new openings through . which lava flows, while the immediate i surrounding country is covered with ashes. The funicular railroad has - been compelled to cease running. Paris. May 29.—The approaching separation of state and church in i France has disclosed a curious situation ■ whereby Christmas. Easter and other holidays to which the French are de- i voted will be abolished under the sep- i aration bill. This led M. Gerault- Richard to satisfy public opinion by i an amendment continuing the princl- i pul holidays under new names. The amendment, which has been ac- i c«pted by those in charge of the bill, substitutes spring flower festival for i Easter, harvest festival for the feast I of the Assumption, memorial festival : for the feast of All Saints and family i festival for Christmas. ■ President Talks Live Stock. Washington. May 28.—For the pur pose of enlisting ihe sympathies of President Roosevelt in a larger export market for meriean meats. F. J. Hag enbarth of Denver, president of the ! National l.ive Stock Assoc iation, called at the White House yesterday. So great was the President's interest that he has promised to deal with the sub ject in his next annual message to Congress, and will take up other mat ters of vital importance to live stock men. "Nothing can compensate for the loss of a market, except to get that market back,” said Mr. Hagenbarth to the President. "We have lost more than $100,000,000 annually for the last three or four years in export market for meats alone through commercial misunderstandings that have resulted in tariff retaliation against meat from this country. Germany's discrimina tion has been the most severe, al though the loss of the French market has cost live stock interests $40,000,- 000 annually. The President encouraged Mr. Hag enbarth to continue his explanation, nnd then asked Him what he proposed ns a solution. "Reciprocity preferably, and if we can’t get that, retaliation.” replied Mr. Hagenbarth. The President agreed as to the remedy, although he thought that reciprocity and retaliation could both be adopted by the United States —a reciprocal arrangement with coun tries that were-disposed to he friendly commercially, and saving the retalia tory methods for countries that were inclined to treat the United States with unfairness. He agreed with Mr. Hagenbarth that the subject was one that should go before Congress and the people, and asked the president of the live stock association to present a brief that would inform him of the association's position. Mr. Hagen barth promised io put the brief In the President's hands by July Ist. Chicago Strike Continues. Chicago, May 28. Nothing devel oped to-day that would indicate an im mediate settlement of the teamsters’ i strike, which has been in progress nearly two months. That the labor tin ions are of the belief that the fight will be a long one was demonstrated at the meeting of the Chicago Federa tion of Labor to-day when arrange ments were made for holding a strike demonstration on July 4. According to the present plans It is the intention to hold a monster parade of the strikers and the affiliated unions unless the controversy has been ended before that date. At the meeting to day each union affiliated with the cen tral body was represented by three delegates at the request of President Dold. The strike situation was discussed in all its details and the sentiment of the meeting was that the teamsters should continue the fight until the seven express companies should offer some sort of a compromise. The offi cials of the express companies arc still obdurate in their declaration that no concessions need be looked for from their side, so the matter of settlement through this channel seems as remote as ever. With over 7.000 policemen and depu ties of the sheriff detailed on strike ».uty, the employers declare that dur ing the present week they will be able to demonstrate to the strikers that any further continuation of the fight will be suicidal to the teamsters’ union. News Reaches Paris. Paris. May 29.—4:55 a. m.—T.ater editions of the morning papers here express the fear that the Russians have met with defeat in the naval com bat. The Matin, remarking that the dis patches from Washington are far from reassuring, recalls the words of Vice Admiral Rojestvensky when he en tered far Eastern waters: "If I am victorious I snail inform you. If I am vanquished. Togo will in form you." Denver. May 29.—A brief telegram to the family received at noon to-day states that C. I). Hall, a citizen of Ar vada. a suburb of this city, fell from a bridge across the Animas river into the swollen stream and was drowned yesterday afternoon. On account of the high water the body has not been recovered. Mr. Hall recently secured a position as bridge carpenter for the Rio Grande Railroad Company and went to work south of Durango, where the accident happened. Mrs. Hall conducts a board ing house here and has three small children. Mr. Hall was about thirty six years of age. GOVERNMENT LIGHT. HISTORIC CHICKAMAUGA PARK ABLAZE WITH ILLUMINATION. United States System of Lighting Mili tary Post Pronounced Gratifyingly Successful —Six and One-Half Miles of Mains—Sixty-Five Street Lights. Chickamauga Park Ga. t May 31. The United States government has here in operation onq of the largest acety lene gas plants in the world. The mili tary post at the entrance of the histor ical Chickamauga battlefield where thirty thousand Union and Confederate soldiers were lost in the memorable battle of Sept. 19 and 20. 1803, contains about one hundred buildings, the seventy-five principal ones of which are lighted with acetylene. To accom plish this six and one-half miles of mains and two miles of service pipes are in use, while sixty-five street lamps brilliantly illuminate the ave nues of the post. In 1903 the War Department in stalled a test acetylene plant at Fort Meyer, Virginia. The results were so gratifying and the superiority of the illuminant so evident that the government, March 20, 1904, placed the contract for the Chickamauga plant, in which every citizen of the United States should have his pro rata of pride. But the government has not con fined its acceptance of acetylene to this military post. Since becoming satisfied of the efficiency, superiority and economical advantages of this particular illuminant, the United States has installed a number of plants in Indian schools and other gov ernment institutions. Acetylene gas is one of the simplest as well as the most perfect of artificial lights. It is made by the contact of water and carbide, (a manufactured product for sale at a nominal price), is absolutely safe and gives a beau tiful white light soothing to the eyes and nerves. It can be produced any where—in the farm home, the village store, the town hall, the church—and is so easily maintained as to be practical for all classes. It is a matter for national congratu lation that in beautifying so historic a spot as Chickamauga, nothing but the best, including the lighting sys tem. has been deemed good enough for the American people. To Keep Out Freaks. For the first time in the history of Coney Island a censorship has beeu es tablished over the exhibition of freaks and amusements there. An employe of the Brooklyn license bureau will ex ercise this function. He has already withheld permits from the mnnagers o* several monstrosities which be de clared to be revolting. FIXING RAILROAD RATES. Making railroad rates is like play ing a game of checkers or chess. Com munities to be benefltted, producers, manufacturers or shippers to be aided represent the pieces used. Every pos sible move is studied for its effect on the general result by skilled traf fic managers. A false move in the making of freight rates may mean the ruin of a city, of a great manufactur ing Interest, of an agricultural com munity.' Railroads strive to build up ah these so that each may have an equal chance in the sharp competi tion of business. So sensitive to this rivalry are the railroads that in order to build up business along their lines they frequently allow the shipper to practically dictate rates. Rate mak ing has been a matter of development; of mutual concessions for mutual benefit. That is why the railroads of the United States have voluntarily made freight rates so much lower in this country than they are on the government-owned and operated rail ways of Europe and Australia that they are now the lowest transporta tion rates in the world. First Waiter—" Did that Arizona ranchman give you a tip?” Second Waiter "I should say he did. He told me if I didn't step lively, he'd blow off the top of my head.” Are the Packers Receiving Fair Play? When the Garfield report on the business methods of the packers ap peared, after eight months’ investiga tion. it was severely criticised a r 1 roundly denounced. After three months of publicity it is significant that those who attempted to discredit it have failed to controvert the figures contained in that exhaustive docu ment. The public is beginning to no tice this omission, and the feeling is rapidly growing that the sensational charges out of which the "Beef In vestigation" arose were without foun dation. If the official statements of the report are susceptible of contra diction. a good many people are now asking why the facts and figures arc not furnished to contradict them. The truth seems to be that most of the charges contain unfounded sensa tional assertions. A flagrant example of this appeared in a recent article in an Eastern magazine, to tho effect that "forty Iowa banks were forced to close their doprs in 1903-4 by the Beef Trust’s manipulation of cattle prices.” Chief Clerk Cox. of the bank ing department of the Iowa State Au ditor's office, has tabulated the list of banks given in the magazine article and has publicly denounced the state ment as utterly untrue. He gives separately the reasons for each fail ure mentioned nnd officially states that they have been caused by unwise speculations and by reckless banking methods. It may be well to suspend judgment upon the packers until the charges against them are proved. “Her complexion is very clear,” said the casual acquaintance. "Yes, ■in deed.,” her dearest friend agreed; "anybody can see through it.” The Luxury of a Fresh Cigar in a Dry Climate Lewis’ “Single Binder" straight 5c, fresh from the factory, wrapped ; n foil which keeps it fresh until smoked. Lewis' Fac tory. Peoria. 111. Originator Tin Foil Smoker Package. "Poverty is the best heritage," says Mr. Carnegie, but he is going to have some difficulty in making the heirs be lieve it. Why It Is the Best 1b because made by an entirely differ ent process. Defiance Starch is un like any other, better and one-third snore for 10 cents. SENTENCED TO DEATH FIVE MEN AWAITING EXECUTION Warden of Colorado Penitentiary Has Already Executed Eight Men—Sec retary Favors Habitual Criminal Act. Denver, May 27. —With the convic tion of Joseph Johnson at Trinidad on the charge of killing John Fox there are now five men In the state of Colo rado awaiting execution under, the cap ital punishment act. These are Fred Arnold and Newton Andrews, con demned to die in the week beginning June 11th; Patrick Brennen, convicted of killing his sweetheart at Leadville, to hang the week beginning July 21st; Charles O. Peters, to hang the week beginning November 19th, and Joseph Johnson, date not yet set. All of these men are under thirty years of age, except Johnson. War den Cleghorn has already executed eight men for the state, and if he re mains in office and there is no inter ference with the cases, he will have hanged thirteen by the end of the pres ent year. There is the possibility, of course, that there may be others added to the list in the meantime. In discussing the capital punishment act recently, Secretary C. E. Hagar of the State Board of Pardons expressed the opinion that there was a bill be fore the last Legislature which, if it bad become a law, would have done more to lessen crime than did the law of 1903. He referred to the habitual criminal act. Under this act it is pro posed that when a man Is committed to the penitentiary of a state for the third time, he is to be declared an in curable and incarcerated for the re mainder of his life. The theory of this law is that if a man lias demonstrated that imprison ment does not cure him of criminal ten dencies, then there is nothing left for society to do but protect itself by put ting him out of the way. Humanity rebels at executing him. and, therefore, he must be left in prison, that he may no longer prey upon society or repro duce his kind. Many criminologists declare that executions and imprison ment do not have a deterrent effect, thus, the fear of life imprisonment might not actually lessen the propor tion of crime, but with the habitual criminals gradually becoming incarcer ated there would be a perceptible de crease in the number of crimes com mitted. Mr. Hagar says that a study of the records at the prisons is very interest ing, showing that a majority of those who commit crime are extremely ig norant and unlettered. SCHOOL OF MINES GRADUATES Forty-eight Receive the Degree ol Mining Engineer. Denver. May 27. —The opera house at Golden was filled to overflowing yesterday afternoon, the occasion be ing the thirty-first annual commence ment of the Colorado School of Mines Forty-eight young men were awarded the degree of mining engineer, this be ing the largest graduating class in the history of the school. In addition the honorary degree of mining engineer was conferred upon Jesse . McDonald governor of Colorado. Joseph S. Jaffa, a member of the board of trustees, made the principal address. Congressman Brooks also addressed the students, taking the place of Gen eral Irving Hale, who was oti the pro gram for a spcc< h, but had beeu sud denly called to New York. President Alderson awarded a num ber of prizes for class work. Following is a list of the graduates: Arthur Austin. Denver; Alfred Strong Lewis, Denver; Leroy Louis Middb Uamp. Pueblo; Thatcher Red ney Hunt. Denver; Joseph Francis O'Byrne. Cripple Creek; Charles Au gustus Hyder, Denver; Edward Mor ris Rabb, Jr.. Denver: Evaristo Pare des,-' Jr., Caliacan, Sinaloa. Mexico; Luther Willis Lenox. Colorado Springs; Albert Berry. Leadville; John Jerome Cory. Golden; Philip Jay Lon ergan, Jr.. Colorado Springs; Julius Hornbein, Denver; Eric Morris Smith. Denver; George Bancroft Putnam. Denver: Robert Leroy Haliett, Den ver: Albert Frederick Cuno, Denver; Richard I.alor D'Arcy, Denver; Alfred Piasceit Busey, Pueblo; Jose Ma Garza Aldape Torreon. Coahula. Mexico; Guy Nicholas Pfeiffer. O'Fallon, Illinois; Douglas Muir, San Antonio. Texas; Edwin Ruthven Richards. Montrose; Arthur Clarke Terrill. Colorado Springs; Frederick Charles Car starphen, Denver; William Owens Chamberlain. Denver; Louis Philip Pressler, Golden; Ernest Frederick Stoekley, Canon City; Howard Spang ler. Denver; Luther Barnard Eames, Pueblo; Eldon Lee Larison, Golden; William Jared Haliett, Denver: Homer Davis Ford. Denver; Edgar Eugene Greve, Brooklyn. New York; John B. Neville, Jr.. Denver; William Edward Ryan. Denver; Arthur Theodore Thomson, Pueblo: Arthur Frank Hew itt. Denver; Robert McCart. Denver; Elbert Wood Bailey. Denver; Frank Joseph Reinhard, Golden; Carl Alton Allen. La Junta: Robert Inland Brbwn, Denver; Richard Leonidas Grider, Selad Valley, California; Fred Ford Flint, Greeley: Charles Louis Duer. Denver; Charles Martin Rath. Telluride. Settling Damage Suits. Denver. May 27.—Another of the fif teen damage claims against Stratton's Independence Company, limited, was settled Thursday by the company's at torney. William H. Bryant. The last beneficiary was Mrs. Alice Smltherum of Denver, whose husband was one of the miners killed in the shaft of the Independence mine. January 24. 1904 Mrs. Smitherum’s claim was settled for $2,500. Eleven of the families were paid sums, ranging from SSOO to $2,500, and thre'e cases have r.ot yet been settled, but the mine attorney. Mr. Bryant, is making every effort to settle within the next few days. Further Riots in Chicago. Chicago, May 27. —Rioting broke out afres'.-. yesterday In the teamsters’ strike and although nobody was se riously hurt, there were a number of vicious fights In the lumber district, during which the police were com pelled to use their clubs and In one In stance revolvers In order to disperse the mobs. In one instance an express wagon bearing placards telling of Its protection by the injunction of a fed eral court, was attacked and almost overturned before the police could urniTve the rioters. THINK OF ITI This Pretty Matron Had Headache anc Backache and Her Condition Was Serious. PE-RU-NA CURED MRS. M. BRICKN'ER. 99 Eleventh Street, i Milwaukee, H7s. j *•A short time ago / found my con dition very serious. / had headaches, pains In the back, and frequent dizzy spells which grew worse every month. I tried two remedies before Peruna. and was discouraged when / took thi first dose, but my courage soon re turned. In less than two mom hi my health was restored.”—Mrs. M. Brick ner. The reason of so many failures tc cure cases similar t<> the above is tlie FEMALE TROUBLE '‘“‘“'.“flar'lT NOT RECOGNIZED AS CATARRH. ly recognized as being caused by catarrh. Catarrh of one organ is exactly the same as catarrh of any other organ. What will cure catarrh of the head will also cure catarrh of the pelvic organs. Pemna cures these cases simply because it cures the catarrh. If you have catarrh write at once to Dr. Hartman, giving a full statement of your case, ami lie will bo pleased to give you his valuable advice gratis. Address Dr. Hartman, President of The Hartman Sanitarium, Columbus, O. Remarkable Artesian Well. The twelve-inch well the Sonora (Mexico) railway has bored at Pesqui era station has encountered a strong artesian flow which is remarkable. At a depth of 160 feet the water gushed to the height of eight feet above the surface. Sinking was continued to a depth of 450 feet, and the flow in creased to a height of thirty-five feet. The new well will supply water for all purposes needed by the railway. And It demonstrates the feasibility of securing artesian water for irrigation. In the vicinity of Pesquiera are many thousand acres of very rich land which needs only water to make it very pro ductive tand valuable.—Nogales Oasis. ATAXIA IS CURABLE REPORTED CURE STANDS TEST OP TULL INVESTIGATION. JL Former Victim of Locomotor Ataxia Now Free from .Sufl>rlii(- and Actively at Work. '* Yes,” said Mr. Watkins to a reporter, '• it is true thnt I have been cured of ataxia by Dr. Williams’ Pink Pills.” “Aro you sure you had locomotor atnxia?” "The doctors themselves told me 60. Besides I recognized tbo symptoms.” " What were they?” " Well, the first indications were a stiffness about the knee joints that came oil about four years ago. A few mouths after that appeared, my wulk got to bo uncertain, shaky-like. I lost confidence in my power to control the movements of my legs. Once, when I was in the cellar, I started to pick up two scuttles of coal, and my legs gave way suddenly, and I tumbled nil in a heap in a basket. I couldn't close my eyes and keep my balance to save my life. Then I had fearful plains over iny whole body and I lost control over my kidneys and my bowels. ’ ’ " How about your general health ?” " Sometimes I was so weak that I had to keep my bod and my weight fell off twenty pounds. Things looked pretty bnd for me until I rail across a young man who had been cured by Dr. Wil liams’ Pink Pills and who advised mo to try them.” "Did these pills help yon right away?” " I didn’t see much improvement un til I had used six boxes. Tho first bene fit I noticed was u better circulation and a picking up in strength and weight. I gradually got confidence in my ability to direct tho movements of iny legs, and in tho course of seven or eight mouths all tho troubles had disappeared.” “ Do you regard yourself us entirely well now?” " I do the work of a well man at any rate. I can close my eyes and staud up all right and move about the same us other men. The pains are all gone ex cept an occasional twitch in the calves of my legs.” Mr. JamesH.Watkins residesat No. 72 Westerlo street, Albany, N.Y. Dr. Wil liams’ Pink Pills can be obtained at any drug stAre. They should be used ns soon as the first signs of locomotor ataxia ap pear in u peculiar numbness of the feet. The hardest work some fellows ever do is looking for it. In a Pinch, Use ALLEN’S FOOT-EASE. A powder. It cures painful,smarting, nerv* ous feet and ingrowing nails. It's the greatest comfort discovery of the age. Makes new shoes easy. A certain cure for sweating feet. Sold by all druggists. 25c. Trial package FREE. Address A. S. Olmsted, Le Roy, N. Y. If a pupil is backward it Is up to the teacher to bring him forward. teaT Is it tea that unlooses the wings of thought and the bands of the tongue? Charity bealiix by getting a contribu tion out of the other fellow. DATCIITO X. Coieman, I’atent At rM I L|l I A torney.Wmhlnuton.D. C. Advice free. Term* low. Highest ref. w. N. U. —DENVER.—NO. 22. —1905. When Answering Advertisements Kindly Mention This Paper.