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LAMAR, .... COLORADO. Beware of using conscience as a mere expedient. Russia does not pay a single kopeck much less a single kobushel. It Is too late to try to establish a quarantine against the Taggart trial. Oyama can go back home and work at the trade of being a grand old ma Maj. Taggart must have -been al most as pleasant to live with as a mad dog. The automobiles have come in time to make a dead letter of the Malthus ian law. As likely as not “The System” is to blame for the loss of Tom Lawson’s $7,000 bull pup. A Boston critic says “Austin’s poems are getting worse.” Then the end is not far off. Now the Japanese soldier boys can go home and stand around where the girls can admire them. After the rock-the-boat season is over the thought-lt-was-a-deer season will open in the northern woods. American flour has been hit by the boycott. If the Chinese prefer rats to good bread let them go their way. New York has a bigamist who got married seven times In seven days. Evidently he didn't go much on honey moons. After it has been domesticated for a few generations perhaps the auto mobile will learn how to conduct Itself in captivity. Myra Kelly, author of “Little Cltl r.ens,” has announced her marriage. The second edition of her story ought to be true to life. It will be interesting to the patrons of free lunch counters to read that Chicago has 15,000 unlicensed dogs marked for slaughter. The Washington Post says some men show their philanthropy under the guise of playing poker. Don’t believe it; we are from Missouri. Diamonds have increased 50 per cent in value during the last ten years, according to an expert—unless you want to sell yours. Probably Charles Dickens, who wrote so lovingly of crickets, never attended a picnic that was broken up by an overwhelming visitation of them. Some of the haughty princes who have been refusing the Norwegian crown in public have been breaking their necks in private to be first to get It. While it is all right to swim the English channel if you choose to do so. the average man would prefer to save his money and buy u steamer ticket. Somebody is sure to say that from a diplomatic standpoint the Japs were out-Witte-d, so we may as well start It along. Gambling Is dead in Chicago, ac cording to Chief Collins. However, it will be Just ns well for the chief to Kit up with the corpse for the rest of his term. “Pawpaws are ripe.” says the In dianapolis News, “but cheer up; you don't have to eat ’em.” The lover of pawpaws, however, always feels n thrill of pity for anybody who doesn't like ’em. If a man blows tip his neighbor with dynamite he is called an assassin. Rut there are women who blow tip their husbands, regularly, and for the most trivial causes, yet nobody ever says a word about it. Some American husbands are in clined to envy the German officer who got only seventy-five days in prison for getting married. In this country the sentence is usually longer, despite the divorce courts. It certainly would be a great sensa tion to sit down to dinner with a roast whale adorning the table and have the host ask if he would have a piece of the left fin or a chunk off the northwest corner. An eastern woman who was mak ing a collection of husbands and was stopped in'her career when she had collected only eight or ten will have reason to think, in the light, of recent events, that she has been discriminat ed against most unjustly. Some of the New York millionaires are organizing a life insurance com pany. with a view to giving the people cheaper insurance. Most of the old companies could do this very nicely if they would only abandon the surplus habit. In placing before the public a drama entiled “Love and War." doesn’t the theater rather take chances? You re member what Gen. Sherman said war Is, don’t you? But, even at that, uiav be the title of the play is not so mis leading, after all. Paris papers say a French woman chased a mouse and found $1,000 in gold. Anybody who can believe the first half of this story will have no trouble with the ro6t of it. It is an alarming fact that as the standard of living rises, the birth rate of children falls, which Is rather a reflection on the rising standard. A Brooklyn man wants to bet that Moses lived in the moon. That may explain the mystery of where Moses was when the light went out. HOT SULPHUR SPRINGS WELCOMES DENVER EXCURSION. Opening of Moffat Road Celebrated by Advent of Hundreds of De lighted Visitors. Denver, Sept. 16. —It required two long trulns, heavily laden, to transport the large crowd of excursionists over the Moffat road to Hot Sulphur Springs yesterday to be present at the exercises In honor of the udvent of the Moffat road into the Springs. It was a most representative crowd and each and every one of them were i.i the best of spirits. The Second Regiment Band accom panied the excursion and during the wait for the train it played a number of popular airs much to the delight of the crowd. There were a large num ber of the fair sex in the crowd and all were animated in the expectation of en gaging in a snowball fight in midsum mer at the summit of the continental divide where the trains stopped for a short interval to allow the passengers to indulge themselves. On the first train there was one car that did not carry a passenger, but nevertheless it was well loaded.. It carried the provisions to augment the barbecue that awaited the excursion ists on their arrival at Hot Springs. The provisions were supplied by the Chamber of Commerce, under whoso auspices the day's functions were held. It was estimated that fully 2,000 per sons sat down to the barbecue. The energetic citizens of the honored city were full of enthuslusm. It could not be expressed in an ordinary way, but had to be brought out quick and strong. Dynainjte was the only re source in this emergency. So when the smiling visitors cume gliding over the bright, new rails into the place they were greeted with the resounding roar of high explosives. Some of them were badly frightened, not being ac customed to the unrestrained fervor of a new city. A window gins; in the excursion train crashed to pieces, but this was the only serious outcome of the joyous welcome. The visitors were escorted imme diately to the barbecue, where they were feasted upon roast oxen and other substantial edibles. The day was not only a memorable one for the people of Grand county, but nlso for the officials of the Moffat road, for it marked another milestone in the history of the road. It was their entrance into Hot Sulphur Springs on their way to Salt Lake. Construction gangs have been working on the road bed all summer and they worked through a country that heard the toot of the locomotive for almost the first time yesterday. Hot Sulphur Springs is twenty-four miles beyond Arrowhead, the former terminus of the roach and 110 miles from Denver by rail. The springs there have wonderful medicinal quali ties and it is expected that it will be come a great resort. It will also be a great railroad town as it will be the end of the first division on the Moffat, road. No wonder then the people of that pluce went wild with joy over the advent of the first train. FOREIGN MISSIONS. Congregational Church Board Meeting at Seattle. Seattle, Wash., Sept. 16.—The ninety sixth annual meeting of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions of tin? Congregational Church opened here Thursday. Treasurer Frank H. Wiggin read the report of the treasury department as follows; The total receipts for the year end ing Aug. 31st were $752,149. Not in cluded in this amount, because given for a specified purpose, was the gift of $55,000 from John D. Rockefeller in part payment of a pledge of SIOO,OOO for educational work for institutions allied with the board. Treated in the same way was a gift of $5,000 from Mr. r rank Vanderpool for a new building in connectiton with St. Foul’s Insti tute at Tarsus. If these two sums were added, the total amount from the receipts would be $812,149. The total disbursements, including the gift of Mr. Rockefeller and Mr. Vanderpool were $905,939, and the ex cess of expenditures above receipts was $153,790, which added to the debt of the previous year of $22,737, makes a debt carried over to the account of the new year of $176,527. The cost of maintaining the work abroad bns been materially increased, the necessity for part of the increase being unavoidable, as it could not be foreseen. The amount of conditional gifts re ceived was $34,730, the conditional gift fund, now’ amounting to $491,713, a growth of $29,430. The twentieth cen tury fund now amounts to $136,178. and unpaid pledges are in band which will swell it to about $144,000. Tuberculosis Congress. New York, Sept. 16.—Great prepara tions are being made, says a Herald dispatch from Paris, for the tuberculo sis congress, which will be attended by delegates from all the nations of Europe and America. The sessions will be open from October 2d to Octo ber 7th. There will be an exposition of food products permitted and recommended by physicians in tuberculosis cases. Rooms will be fitted up like those in sanatoriums, of three classes, those designated for rich patients, those for middle classes and those for the poor. Special exhibits will be made of phar macy for tuberculosis ami of house furnishings such as armchairs and baths for patients. Cleansing and dis infecting apparatus w-ill be disphryed. Low Rate on Potatoes. Denver, Sept. 16. —A joint rate of 75 cents per hundred on San Luis valley potatoes to I.OS Angeles and other Cal ifornia points has been made by the Santa Fe anti Rio Grande railroads. This rate may prove very profitable to producers in years when there is a po tato shortage in California and an abundance in this state, which fre quently happens. Indignation in Finland. St. Petersburg, Sept. 15. —The break ing up by troops at Helsingfors of a meeting of 800 delegates from all towns in Finland, called for the pur pose of discussing the political situa tion. has aroused great indignation throughout Finland. The meeting was an orderly one and was composed of representatives from all the cities and towns in Finland, many of the best citizens, and even women, being in at tendance. LIFE INSURANCE CASH AIDED REPUBLICAN CAMPAIGN Vice President of New York Life In surance Company Testifies That He Gave Money to Help Republican Party. New York, Sept. 16. —George W. Per kins, member of the firm of J. P. Mor gan & Co., and first vice president of the New York Life Insurance Com pany, was the star witness at yester day's session of the special legislative committee probing life insurance com panies’ methods, and his testimony was replete with revelations in the de velopments of finance as applied by in surance companies. The climax of the day came when Mr. Perkins was asked concerning an entry of $48,706 in a ledger, marked "ordered paid by the president." \ The check was made out payable to J. P. Morgan & Co., and Mr. Perkins frankly stated it was a contribution to the national Republican committee, and had been paid to Cornelius N. Bliss. Mr. Perkins said: ’This payment was made after very careful deliberations. It must not be considered an ordinary contribution to the campaign fund. It was paid be cause we felt that the assets of the New York Life would be jeopardized by a Democratic success.” Mr. Perkins said contributions were also mude in 1900 and in 1896. This bomb caused a murmur of con versation about the room, which had become pucked with spectators. Stand ing room was at a premium, and every one bent forward to catch the testi mony. Pursuing the inquiry further, Mr. Hughes brought out that this expendi ture was never brought to the atten tion of the finance committee, the wit ness terming it a 'purely executive ac tion.” It was charged against cash on the books of the Hanover bank office, or financial department. Mr. Perkins here interposed: “I would like to make one statement. The fact that the check is drawn to J. P. Morgan & Co. has no significance. 1 paid out the money and it was merely because of a convenience of repay ment that the check was made pay able to J. P. Morgan & Co.” "What other contributions to polit ical campaign funds have been made by the New York Life?” "None to my knowledge.” Senator Armstrong queried about the $48,000 check to the campuign fund. He asked: "Were you in a po sition to know of other campuign con tributions?” "I don't know; that is a question that ought to be looked into. All cam paign contributions should be given the widest publicity. They ought to be publicly known, and there ought to bo a law passed to that effect.” BRYAN’S PEACE PLAN. Suggested to President Roosevelt in a Personal Letter. Lincoln, Neb., Sept. 16. —A letter ad dressed to President Roosevelt from W. J. Bryan In which a plan for per manent peace is suggested, was made public here Thursday evening. Mr. Bryan congratulates the President on his success in bringing Russia and Japan together, and says: "Why not ask Congress for authority to submit all international questions (when agreement cannot be reached by parties interested) to an impartial board for investigation and report. In vestigation will in nearly every case remove the cuuse of complaint and reconcile the parties. Questions which a nation might be unwilling to submit to arbitration in advance could be set tled by investigation by an impartial international board. “It was a glorious thing to end the war between the ltussinn and the Jai>- anese nations, but it would have been more glorious to have prevented the war and saved the frightful loss of life. The moral prestige which our nation now enjoys would in all prob ability enable it to lead a successful peace movement. "The congratulations which you have received from the heads of European governments strengthen the chances of success. If the leading nntlons of the world would enter into an agree ment and join in the creation of such a board and pledge themselves to sub mit all disputes to the board for inves tigation before declaring war, the dan ger of war would be reduced to a min imum. Few men have had it in their power to do so much for humanity— will you improve the opportunity?” Tainted Money Discussion. Seattle, Wash., Sept. 16.—8 y a vote of 46 to 10, the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign yesterday went on record as being op posed to a further discussion of "tainted money" in any of its phase?. This vote was not taken, however, un til the question had been threshed out in all its phases and the leading Con gregationalists of America had voiced their sentiments on the subject. Dr. Washington Gladden, the leader of the minority, precipitated the dis cussion by the introduction of the fol lowing resolution: "Resolved, That the officers of this society should neither solicit nor in vite donations to its funds from per sons whose gains are generally be lieved to have been made by methods morally reprehensible and socially in jurious.” Dead Woman Comes to Life. Las Vegas, N. M., Sept. 15. —Mrs. H. D. Maynard, wife of a Santa Fe con ductor, was reported dead yesterday by her physician and family. The body had been laid out ready for the casket, and arrangements had been completed for removal by an undertaker when, to the unbounded astonishment of all, the woman arose from the bed and walked into the rooms where the weeping members of the family sat. Since re viving from the comatose condition she was in, the woman has rapidly im proved and it is believed she will re cover. Act to Prevent Lynching. Denver, Sept. 16. —A Republican spe cial from Greeley last night says: A re port was current this morning (hat a movement was on foot to storm the jail to-night and lynch the three ne groes who assailed Constable Paul Gregory Wednesday. To-night Sheriff Florence placed a guard in the corridor of the Jail. He and Deputy Sheriff Camp will watch during the night. All the guards are heavily armed and Sheriff Florance declares he will protect the prisoners to the last. COLORADO NEWS ITEMS Pumpkin Pie Day at Longmont Sep tember 28th will be "some pumpkins.” The wireless telegraph station at Cripple Creek will soon be doing regu lar business. The State University at Boulder opened on the 11th Inst, with an un usually large attendance. The El Paso County Pioneer Society had a big picnic at Stratton park in Colorado Springs on the 16tli instant. A free basket picnic was given to the visiting Grand Army veterans at Colo rado Springs on the 12th inst. Longmont is preparing for a big pa rade on Pumpkin Pie Day, September 28t4i, in which a great number of floats will appear. The name of The Polly Pry Maga zine at Denver has been changed to The Saturday Sun since its purchase by William G. Griffith. The agents of the State Humane So ciety will prosecute persons who ship chickens In boxes too low to give them room to stand upright. The hotel men of Colorado Springs have agreed to subscribe SSOO a year in furtherance of the work of the Con vention League recently organized in Denver. Joseph Heller, Jr., the ten-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Heller of South Sahwatch street, Colorado Springs, was run over and killed by a hack on the night of the 16th instant. Free pumpkin pie and cheap railway rates are the attractions offered by Longmont September 2Sth. In addi tion there will bo races and a parade. There will also be a chance to inspect the great sugar factory. The Short Line management will en large and improve its Colorado Springs shops, owing to its determination to handle locally all repairs on its seven Midland Terminal ami twelve Shork Line engines, in addition to several coaches. The next annual meeting of the im migration agents of the Gould system of railways will he held In Colorado next May. There are some 600 agents and their coming will be no small event in connection with advertising the state. The State Bureau of Child an Ani mal Protection is taking steps to stop the sale of liquor to children at Louis ville. The humane agents claim that Borne parents are in the habit of send ing small children —mere infants — into Baloons for oeer. Governor McDonald has appointed Dr. Josephine Peavy of Colorado Springs to be a member of the board of control of the State Industrial School for Girls. Mrs I'eavy takes the place of Mrs. Ina Thompson, who re signed about a month ago. J. M. Woodard, state game and fish commissioner, is visiting the game sec tions of the state and putting on extra men in preparation for the game sea son opening September 25th. A new game station will be > >iablished at Pa goda Peaks in Rio Blanco county. Forty acres of lam! near Brewster, in Fremont county, will be planted to fruit this fall, and irrigated by water from a well. The water win come from a never-failing source, the seep age from on artesian well drilled some years ago by an oil company. Mr. Smith lias sunk d'iply on his farm ami a big pump fails to exhaust the in flow. President C. W. Sells of the Pike's Peak cog road has emphatically denied a report current in Colorado Springs and Denver that three G. A. R. visitors succumbed to tin- altitude of Pike’s Peak and tiled before they could bo brought down. Mr. Sells said that there had been no such case on the peak this year or at any time sine** the building of the cog road. No deaths on the summit have ever occurred. At a meeting of tlio State Land Board President Fillius and other members of the Denver City Park Commission made a formal bid of SIOO,OOO for 132 acres of land owned by the state, lying north of the pres ent site of City Park. This is the first move made by the board since its re cently announced intention to expend some $300,000 for parks. The state board took the offc r into consideration. There were 677 prisoners in the state prison at Canon City when the count was made September 13th. Under the Lewis bill passed at the last Legisla ture authorizing convict labor, a build ing 20x30 is being erected of red sand stone for a library. It is to be fitted with shelving ami tables. The library now numbers 3,200 volumes and addi tions are being constantly made. A book bindery will bo established in connection with the library. Through the generosity of Gen. W. J. Palmer, three new sub-stations have been establisheel in connection with the Colorado College weather bureau at Colorado Springs. The instruments have been imported from France and stations established at Windy Point. Lake Moraine and on the summit of Pike's Peak. Two old stations are in use at Nob hill and Glen Eyrie, Gen eral Palmer’s residence. The latter is the finest weather bureau station in the country. The Greeley correspondent of tho Denver News says: Among cows at Greeley, anthrax lias broken out and about two dozen have died during tho past week. Veterinary surgeons aro now vaccinating the stock with tho Pasteur vaccine in the hope of check ing the inroads of the disease. Tho disease first appeared a couple of months ago among stock feeding in the Platte bottom lands of this city, but it was supposed to have been stamped out. Its reappearance has caused a great deal of uneasiness. Invitations have been Issued by the board of trustees and faculty of the Colorado School of Mines. Golden, an nouncing Monday, October 2d, as thb date on which the cornerstone o? the Simon Guggenheim hall will be laid. The exercises will be held in the after noon. Two large Colorado corporations have sent out notices to stockholders of their annual meetings to be held in Denver. The corporations are the Col orado Fuel and Iron Company and tho Denver & Rio Grande railway. Both meetings will be held on October 16th and 17th. In the city of Denver last year seven hundred and fourteen teachers were employed at a total salary of $641,000, the men receiving an average salary of $105.09 a month and the women $65.42 a month. The enrollment of pu pils was 33,524 out of a possible 46,- 416. The regents of the University of Colorado have appointed Prof. Her bert S. Evans of the University of Ne braska to the position of professor of electrical engineering. Professor Ev ans is a graduate of the University of Nebraska in the class of 1898 and re ceived a second degree from the same Institution in 1900. EXPEDITE THE CANAL PRESIDENT TO PANAMA BOARD. Urges Necessity of a Plan of Construc tion—Wants Sea Level Canal If Feasible—But Wishes Prompt Action. Washington, Sept. 18. President Roosevelt is urging in the strongest terms the necessity for a plan for the construction of the Panama canal which may be accomplished in the shortest possible time. Ln his recent remarks to the consulting board of engineers of the isthmian canal com mission he said many things which are regarded as of the utmost importance in that connection. These remarks have just been transcribed and trans mitted to the board here, and General Davis, its chairman, has been author ized to make them public. The President said: “First—The utmost practical speed of construction. "Second—Practical certainty that the plan proposed will be feasible, that it can be carried out with the mini mum risk. “The quantity of work and the amount of work should be minimized so far as possible. “There may be good reason why the delay incident to the adoption of a plan for an ideal canal should be Incurred; - but if there is not, then I hope to see the canal constructed on a system which will bring to the nearest possi ble date in the future the time when it is practicable to take the first ship across the isthmus; that Is, which will in the shortest possible time secure a Panama waterway between the oceans of such a character as to guarantee permanent and ample communication for the greatest ships of our navy and for the largest steamers on either the Atlantic or the Pacific. The delay in transit of the vessels, owing to addi tional locks, w'ould be of small conse quence when compared with shorten ing the time for the construction of the canal or diminishing the risks in its construction. "In short, I desire your best Judg ment on all the various questions to be considered in choosing among the var ious plans for a comparatively high level multi-lock canal, for a lower level with fewer locks, and for a sea level canal. Finally, I urge upon you the necessity of as great expedition in coming to a decision as is compatible with thoroughness in considering the conditions. "What I am about to say must be considered in the light of suggestion, not as direction. I have named you be cause, in my judgment, you are espe cially fitted to serve as advisers in planning the greatest engineering work the world has yet seen; and I expect you to udvlsc me, not what you think I want to hear, but what you think 1 ought to hear. ‘Then; are two or three considera tions which I trust you will steadily keep before your minds in coming to a conclusion as to the proper type of canal. I hope that ultimately it will prove possible to build a sen level ca nal. Such a canal would undoubtedly be best in the end, if feasible; and I feel that one of the chief advantages of the Panama route is that ultimately a sea level canal will be a possibility. But while paying duo heed to the* ideal perfectibility of the scheme from an engineer’s standpoint, remember the need or having a plan which shall pro vide for the immediate building of a canal on the safest terms and in the shortest possible time. “If to build a sea level canal will but slightly increase the risk, then, of course, it is preferable. But if to adopt a plan of a sea level cnnal means to incur hazard and to insure indefi nite delay, then it is not preferable. If the advantages and dlsavantages are closely balanced, I expect you to say so. I desire, also, to know whether, if you recommend a high level multi-lock canal, it will be pos sible, after it is completed, to turn it into or substitute for it. In time, a sea level canal, without interrupting tho traffic upon it." SUGAR FACTORY FOR BRUSH. Citizens Celebrate the Success of the Project. Denver, Sept. 17.—A News special from Brush last night says: To-day has been the gala day in Brush. One year ago the Chamber of Commerce entered into a contract with the West ern Sugar Company to grow 1,500 acres of sugar beets in 1905 and 5,300 in the years of 1900 and 1907. The sugar company guaranteed the erection of a sugar factory to be com pleted in time to handle the crops of 1900. The soliciting committee of the Chamber of Commerce during the last week secured the necessary acreage with an additional plot of 540 acres. In nddition to the above acreage they have 1,000 acres subscribed by a set tlement of German farmers in the east ern portion of the county, provided that a switch or stub railroad is built Into their settlement, which is located about seven miles northeast of here. The matter has been taken up with the Burlington railway and the sugar beet company, and indications are favorable for the building of the branch. The Chamber of Commerce gave a free barbecue to-day to the 200 farm ers who have subscribed the acreage. The dinner was served in Knearl’s opera house and the entire citizenship tributary to Brush were present. The general field superintendent for the sugar company. Frank Secor, is here and has personally examined every acre of.beets grown this year and un hesitatingly pronounces the sugar beets grown in this section the best in the state. This ncreage only requires sixteen acres of beets to be grown on each 150 acres of land, and thus allowing plenty of chance for the rotation of crops. The worth of the crop now growing on the 1,500 acres is variously estimated from $130,000 to $150,000. Prince Not Coming. Halifax, N. S.. Sent. 18.—Lieutenant. Governor Jones to-day received a dis patch front Prince Louis of Battenburg stating that the orders for the second cruiser squadron of the British navy to visit the United States have been countermanded. Empress Receives Miss Roosevelt. Peking, Sept. 17.—Miss Alice Roose velt, Mrs. Rockhill, wife of the Ameri can minister, Mrs. Newlands, wife of United States Senator Newlands. and other ladles of Miss Roosevelt’s party, went to the summer palace Wednes day and spent the night. Thursday they wore received in formal audlenco bv the dowager-empress. Mrs. Rock hill. who was first presented to the em press. introduced Miss Roosevelt, first and afterward the other ladies of the party. PACKING HOUSE SALE TRUST TO BUY DENVER PLANTS Reported Negotiations for Purchase of Denver Stockyards and Packing House Plants. Denver, Sept. 18.—Denver is to be the great packing and distributing point for the entire Western country, if a persistent report is confirmed. This report connects the names of the big combination known as the packing trust with the purchase of the two Denver packing plants and the Denver stock yards. Stockholders of the Denver plants deny that they have been sold, but that is not final, because it is customary for business men while conducting negotiations of the magni tude of this one, to keep their own council. The deal if concluded in volves more than a million dollars and will make Denver the big stock center of the West. The Combination known as the pack ing trust is composed of the Nelson Morris Company, the Armour Com pany, Swift & Company, and Swartz child & Sulzberger. They have es tablished large plants at Chicago, Omaha, Kansas City and St. Joseph. It is known that for a good many years they have been considering the advisa bility of getting a foothold in Denver, because of the advantage offered as a shipping point. At present the com panies ship stock the 500 miles be tween here and Missouri river points, sluaghter it and then ship the meat back. They are thus compelled to maintain double cold storage plants as well as meeting the freight each way. Denver has two large packing es tablismcuts. The oldest is the Colo rado Packing Company, established some fifteen years ago, which has gradually been growing until it has a plant of considerable capacity. The size of a plant is estimated by its stor age capacity. This plant has a ca pacity of 300 cattle and 1,500 hogs and perhaps half as many sheep per day. A conservative estimate puts the value of the plant, with buildings and stock on hand at $750,000. The large stock holders are Henry Gebhard, Dennis Sullivan, Alfred Butters, .1. A. Thatcher and other local capitalists. Several years ago the Western Pack ing Company came into the field, or ganized and built new from the ground up. It was created by Colorado men who thought they saw a field for an in- 1 dependent company at this point. They built a modern plant at a cost of i $750,000 which has since increased. Among those who put in their money ; were Charles Boettcher, Col. D. C. Dodge, Charles .1. Hughes, Jr., and others. That their judgment was cor rect is proved by the fact that tho' plant has made money. The Western Packing Company has a capacity of 2,000 hogs, 5,000 cattle and 1,000 sheep, slaughtered and stored per day. The plant consists of two large buildings for slaughter- J Ing, a cold storage plant five stories in height, an expensive Ice plant, fer tilizing bouse, etc. NEW RAILROAD SURVEY. Mystery Connected with Projected Line Over Sangre de Cristo Range. Denver, Sept. 17. —San Luis valley people, says the Republican, are much Interested in some mysterious survey ing which Is being carried on in their country, with the evident purpose in view of building a railroad which will cross the continental divide in a new place. The surveyors, who refuse their connection with any railroad, started some time ago from Durango and have worked up tlu%San Juan river to the neighborhood of Platoro, cross ing near the head of the Conejos river and some twenty miles north of Ala mosa. A one and one-half per cent, grade was located up Mosca pass, but that was made up largely of bridges and tunnels and was afterwards aban doned. Then another grade was made up Medano pass in the Sangre de Cris to mountains. The survey then ex tends down through the Wet Mountain valley to the St. Charles river and over toward Beulah. Several theories have been advanced as to the nature of the work and who is behind It. It has been charged to the Rock Island anil the Denver & Rio Grande roads, neither of which will ad mit their connection with it. That the work is to be made permanent, how ever, seems certain. The surveyors are buying more horses and outfits all the time and evidently have no inten tion of ceasing work. The San Luis valley people generally think the survey is being conducted by the Rock Island railroad, anil that the present work is to establish a new crossing of the groat divide. Later, It is claimed, the Rock Island will build from the St. Charles river to Pueblo and at the Durango terminal will be gin the long task of building on west ward to Los Angeles. It is contended that some one has finally figured out away of getting through the grand canon of the Colorado to the j west, a feat which has puzzled railway | engineers for many years. ln favor of the Rock Island theory it | is said that the coal regions of Dur- j ango have long needed an outlet to I the coast and that this system has j been desirous of furnishing it. Theor etical railroad building has long been charged up to the Rock Island route. | Another theory is that the surveying being done has particular reference to I the Wet Mountain district and its prod- i ucts. Denver railroad men generally say they know nothing of the work be ing done and scout at all theories pre sented. Patent Office Business. Washington, Sept. 18.—According to the annual report of the Commisioner of Patents, the receipts for the fiscal year ended June 30th last were sl.- 737,344 and the expenditures were $1.4/2,407, the surplus being turned into the treasury. The business of last year is said to be the largest for any single year. There were 30,240 patents granted, including re-issues and designs, and 1,420 trademarks, 1,028 labels and 340 prints were registered. Norwegian Referendum. I.onilon, Sept. 18.—The Daily Mirror published a statement from Frltjof Nansen to the effect that the fortresses of Kongsvinger and Fredjksten will re tain their modern works, the other new fortresses being demolished. The explorer adds that “Norway’s future government will be decided by a refer endum and probably will be a mon archy.” The nice tiling about a lot of women Is that you can’t marry them because they are already. GOOD BLOOD FOR BAD Rheumatism and Other Blood Dls* cases are Cured by Dr. Williams' Pink Pills. •‘Tn the lead mines I was at work on my knees with my elbows pressed against rock walls, in dampness and extremes of cold,” said Mr. J. G. Meukel, of 2975 Jackson avenue, Dubuque, lowa, in de scribing his experience to a reporter, “and it is not surprising that I con tracted rheumatism. For three years I had attacks ufleeting the joints of my ankles, knees and elbows. My aukles and knees became so swollen I could scarcely walk on uneven ground and a little pressure from a stone under my feet would cause me so much pain that I would nearly sink down. I was often obliged to lie in bed for several days at a time. My friends who were similarly troubled were getting no relief from doctors and I did .not feel encouraged to throw mouey away for nothing. By chance I read the story of Robert Yates, of the Klauer Manufacturing Co., of Dubuque, who had a very bail case of rheumatism. I decided to try Dr. Wil liams’ Pink Pills for Palo People, tho remedy he had used. In three or four weeks after liegiuuing to use the pills, I was much better and in three mouths I was well. The swelling of the joints and the tenderness disap]>eared, I could work steadily and for eight years I have had no return of the trouble. My wbole family believe in Dr. Williams' Pink Pills. Both my sons use them. We consider them a household remedy that we are sure about." What Dr.Williams' Pink Pills did for Mr. Meukel they are doing for hundreds of others. Every dose sends galloping through the veins, pure, strong, rich, red blood that strikes straight at the cause of all ill health. The new blood restore# regularity, and braces all the organs for their special tasks. Get the genuine Dr. Williams' Pink Pills at your druggists' or direct from the Dr. Williams Medi oiue Co.. Schenectady, N. Y ledger (who has just had a plate of empty oyster shells laid before him— What on earth have you brought these for? Servant—Please, sir. they was all wot was left after I cleaned the In sides out! Every housekeeper should know that if they will buy Defiance Cold- Water Starch for laundry use they will save not only time, because it never sticks to the iron, but because each package contains 16 oz.—one full pound—while all other Obld Water Starches are put up In -pound pack ages. and the price is tho same, 10 cents. Then again because Defiance Starch is free from ail injurious chem icals. If your grocer tries to sell you a 12-oz. package it is because he ha# a stock on hand which he wishes to dispose of before he puts in Defiance, lie knows that Defiance Starch lias printed on every package In large let-* ters and figures “1G ozs.” Demand De fiance and save much time and money and the annoyance of the iron stick ing. Defiance never sticks. Our Enormous Egg Crop. The egg nnd poultry earnings of the United States for one recent year amounted to $280,000,000. Sucli an amount is sufficiently amazing, as it i stands, but you don’t get its full sig nificance until you study the relative financial values of other "industrials.” We find, for instance, that the total value of the gold, silver, wool and sheep produced in America during the 'year in question was $272,434,315. The sugar production of the country the same year was but $20,000,000. The part of the wheat crop used at home, which many consider the most valuable of an our agricultural products, was worth $229,000,000. The great Ameri can hog, as consumed at home and abroad brought $185,529,035. The value of the oat crop was $78,984,900. Pota toes grown In the United States were valued at nearly as large a sum as were the oats, 'j he product of tobacco plantations was estimated to be worth $35,579,225. Cotton, the dethroned king of staples, could show only $259,- 1G1.G40, as against the magnificent earnings of its feathered rival. American Diamonds. United States localities that have yielded diamonds are: Shelby county,. Alabama: Amador. El Dorado, Butte, Nevada. Trinity, Del Norte and Tu lare counties, California ; Brown and Morgan counties, Indiana; Russell county, Kentucky; Cass county,. Michigan; Clermont county, Ohio; Monroe, Roane and Union coun ties, Tennessee: Pierce, Dane, Wash ington. Ozankee, Waukesha and Ra cine counties, Wisconsin. A diamond of Cass county, Michigan, weighed ten and seven-eighths carats, and one of the Waukesha county, Wis consin, 15 12-32 carats. HONEST PHYSICIAN. Works with Himself First. It la a mistake to assume that phy sicians are always skeptical as to the curative properties of anything else than drugs. Indeed, the best doctors are those who seek to heal with as little use of drugs ns possible and by the use of correct food and drink. A physi cian writes from Calif, to tell how he made a well man of himself with Nature’s remedy: “Before I came from Europe, where I was born,” he says, “it was my cus tom to take coffee with milk (cafe au lait) with my morning meal, a small cup (cafe nolr) after my dinner and two or three additional small cups at my club during the evening. “In time nervous symptoms devel oped, with pains in the cardiac region, and accompanied by great depression of spirits, despondency—in brief, “the blues!” I at first tried medicines, but got no relief and at last realized that all my troubles were caused by coffee. I thereupon quit its use forth with, substituting English Breakfast Tea. “The tea seemed to help me at first, but ln time the old distressing symp toms returned, and I quit it also, and tried to use milk for my table bev erage. This I was compelled however to abandon speedily, for, while It re lieved the nervousness somewnat, it brought on constipation. Then by a happy inspiration I was led to try tt > Pc stum Food Coffee. This was somo | months ago and I still use it. I am no longer nervous, nor do I suffer from the pains about the heart, while my ’blues’ have left me and life is bright to me once more. I know that leaving off coffee and using Postum healed me, and I make it a rule to advise my patients to use It.” Name given by Postum Co., Battle Creek, Mich. there's a reason.