LAMAR, .... COLORADO.
If it Is true that the Grand Cuke
Boris struck the czar, it was probably
cnly for a lonn.
The itinerary of that international
fleet reads like one of St. Paul’s cele
brated sea voyages.
Was it in good taste to mention a
pup in connection with Edna May's
As an old experienced hand the sul
tan should be able to judge when an
ultimatum is really ultimate.
It appears to be a cinch that the
duke of Manchester will never get
any the better of his papa-in-law.
If. ought to be some comfort to
Corea to know that it will not have to
bother its little head about its future.
We never expected to live to sec
the phrase “The Revs Terry and
Alexander” in the purist New York
This dispute between the sultan
and the powers is bringing our old
friend Toothpick Pasha into public
Although death does not always
liquidate a man's debts, it dispenses ■
with the services of the bill collector, t
just the same.
A Boston paper refers to him as 1
“Albert Austin, the poet laureate.”
But no matter. He says he never J
reads press clippings.
If you have not had 216 eggs dur- ,
ing the past twelve months the
American hen has been holding out j
on you, after she laid them. 1
There is so much revolt against <
bosses and autocrats these days that 1
it would not be surprising to see a
Korean bite ofT a Jap's nose.
W. S. Gilbert says that the editor 1
of Punch refused the "Bab Ballads” •
when they were offered to him. That
it what we should naturally expect.
As to which of the sexes Is the j
more courageous, it is, after all, hard f
to decide, for as often as a man mar- j
rles. a woman marries . likewise. — ,
Several Korean officials have com- j
mitted hara-kiri, thus showing, as i
Japan desires the world to note, their ’
thorough sympathy with Japanese in- 1
That barber who took an electric ,
t.ulb to bed with him to warm his I •
feet and thereby set the bed cloth
ing on Are, had what you might call ]
ft close shave.
The best time in the year to eat
eggs. “Constant Reader,” Is when the
relations subsisting between your 1
pocketbook and the price of eggs are
A writer for the Saturday Evening
Post asserts that the horse is the
most dangerous and deadly animal in
the world. Worst of all, he proves it ,
by official statistics.
The czar of all the Russians would
probably be willing to give a consider
able part of his $12,000,000 salary to
I now just what is going to happen to
Aim in the next few weeks.
The farmer who can read Secretary
Wilson's glowing and auroral report
without feeling allflred rich and pros
perous may be set down as an incur
able and unimaginative pessimist.
A vagrant kindly treated by a Den
ver policeman got a new start and
left his benefactor $.12,000. No police
man ever won such a dividend as this
by using his club on a park sleeper.
The leading man in San Francisco's
Chinese theater says his enemies
have offered $2,500 for his assassina
tion. They are not necessarily his
enemies; they may be lovers of act
King Edward has decided to confer
the Order of Merit on both Field Mar
shai Oyama and Admiral Togo. Does
this remind you of the Rewards of
Merit that you used to get at Sunday
Gen. Horace Porter's thought for
Sunday: “When yere goin’ tae kirk,
lassie." said the Scot, “droop yer eye?
on the sidewalk. It's pious like an'—
mebbe ye'll find a purse or some
Paderewski is entirely recovered,
after two operations, from the effects
of his American railway accident. It
1s said not to be safe yet. however,
to call his dog “Syracuse" Six the pian
When a high financier gets bun
koed by his associates, the public
does not demand that the offenders
be haled at once before the bar of
legal justice. There is a general sus
picion that justice has already been
“At the bottom.” says Mr. Eckels,
“the great mass of the American peo
ple are honest.” Does the gentleman
wish to be understood ns insinuating
flint their honesty is what keeps the
great mass of the American people n!
The moral laxity of Japanese mer
chants is explained on the ground
that in their country only the off
scourings of society go into trade or
money getting. With us the business
of getting money Is a painful duty ac
cepted by the highest thinkers and
livers in the community.
King Edward drawing conditions
i rider which the king's cup is to be
raced for, gave English yachts ne<er
n lookin. This is the reward for their
loyalty in trying, year after year, to
get the queen’s cup hack for him.
COLORADO NEWS ITEMS
The annual meeting of the Colorado
State Editorial Association will ho held
at the Albany hotel in Denver, Mon
day. January Sth.
The second trial of Mrs. Helen
Schmidlap at Denver on the charge of
murdering her husband has been set
for January 10th.
John aged fifty four, was
killed on the 19th inst. between latfay
ette and lamisviUc by being tnrown
from his buggy in a runaway.
Sixteen designs for the proposed sol
diers' monument at the capitol in Den
ver have been submitted and are now
on exhibition at the governor's office.
William Van Horn was sentenced in
the District Court at Pueblo to from
one to two years in the penitentiary
for a murderous assault on a colored
A big clock is to be installed in the
clock tower of the city hall at Den
ver, on which the handless dials have
long reproached the folly of the mu
Former State Labor Commissioner
J. W. Brent linger died at Pueblo a few
days ago. His funeral was held in the
Fountain Presbyterian church and was
There were 73*1 deaths in Colorado
during the month of November. Of
this number twenty-six were caused by
typhoid fever, which is much less than
during the previous month.
The annual report of the Denver
Board of Public Works ending Decem
ber 16th has been made public. In
that time $600,789.50 had been ex
pended in public improvements.
Charles O. Kennison. former presi
dent of Miners' Union No. 40, and an
active participant in labor troubles in
the Cripple Creek district, died at To
nopah. Nevada, December 16th, of
Representative Brooks has intro
duced a bill authorizing the resurvey
of fifty townships in Baca county.
These lands were surveyed many years
ago, but the old markings are practi
Wilson Finney, foreman for W. S.
Scott of Nederland, on the Graham
lease near that, town, was accidentally .
killed December 18th by an explosion i
of dynamite which he was handling.
He leaves a widow and three children. :
A Washington dispatch says that
Lyman L. Pierce, formerly of Denver,
for the past five years general secre
tary of the Young Men s Christian As
sociation. has resigned, to take effect
December 31, on account of impaired
Ten loaded coal cars at the Canfield
coal mine at Coal creek in some man
ner started down the tipple Into the
mine, and after traveling at almost
lightning speed for nearly 2.000 feet,
struck the face of the coal and most |
of them were demolished.
The citizens of Boulder have just fin
ished raising funds amounting to more ;
than $29,000. for the erection of a j
Young Men's Christian Association
building. Boulder has never had an
association, but is preparing to start
In the right way with an adequate
home for its young men. This will be
the second building to be owned by a
Y. M. C. A. In Colorado.
The Greeley correspondent of the
Denver Republican says: The people
in Ault and vicinity are agitating the
propriety of dividing Weld county into
two parts. The proposed division
would be made a few miles north of
Greeley. Ail the country north of that
line would be known as Ault county,
with Ault as the county seat, and Gree
ley would remain the county seat of
the southern tract.
Nearly twenty-eight miles of sewers
have been constructed in Denver this
year. There are now fifty-seven miles
of streets surfaced with disintegrated
granite The paved streets of Denver
measure 35.71 miles. And there are
nearly 219 miles of sidewalks in the
city limits. The total value of the pub
lic improvements in the city under the
care of the Board of Public Works
Is placed at $8,585,804.32.
A Cheyenne dispatch says that Si
mon Smith, the richest colored man
in Wyoming: J. R. Booth and Albert
Jones have purchased the Half-Dia
mond Dot ranch, in South Park, Colo
rado. for $105,375. and will take charge
of the property July Ist. Smith, who
started his fortune at Cheyenne a few
years ago as city garbage removal con
tractor. has a $35,000 interest in the
deal. The ranch is to be managed by
Smith's twenty-year-old son Carl, who
Is the champion negro broncho buster
Is Denver a seaport? Charles L.
Tutt of Colorado Springs has named
Denver as the i>ort of entry of his
yacht, the Anemone. On the 14th inst.
the Anemone left New York on a 17,000
mile trip around the Horn to San
Diego. California. It will arrive.there
about April and Mr. and Mrs. Tutt and
party will take a three months' cruise
around the waters of southern Califor
nia. In June and July they will go far
ther north to Puget sound, where Mr.
Tutt can oversee his great copper
property at Waldo, Oregon.
The following new patents have been
issued to Coloradans: Robert H. Bow
man. Canon City, combination tool;
Peabody A. Brown. Denver, thermo
stat; Walter C. Cunningham and W. A.
Stebblns, Denver, edge ironing and
shaping machine; Frank H. Franken
burg. Pueblo, lawn mower; Henry W.
Oremmels, Denver, combined socket
and plug for incandescent lamps: Kate
Mercer. Greeley, attachment for pickle
casters: Herman P. Neptune, Boulder,
shingle gag*-: David Plattner. Denver,
hay stacker: George W. Skinner. Jr..
Denver, centrifugal pump.
Mrs. Mary Weston died at her home,
near Bn* na Vista. December 17th. at
the age of ninety years. She was the
oldest settler living In the valley, hav
ing lived in the stone house where she
died for nearly forty years. She came
to Colorado in the early sixties, cross
ing the plains in a wagon.
State Auditor Bent says that the
present state administration Is likely
to break all previous records, except
that of 1902. by pulling through the bi
ennial period without a deficit. All
present indications are that there will
be a surplus of money out of the vari
ous collections in the different depart
Since April 1. 1903, there have been
planted in public waters by Commis-
I sinner Woodard 12,467,000 fish. The
government hatchery at Lendville lias
planted in Colorado streams during
this period 17.500.000 fish, making a to
! tal of nearly 30.000.000 fish.
Mountain sheep In the vicinity of W.
. F. Givens' ranch, near Florence, are be
coming very tame. Mr. Givens, who is
i a special game warden, says that
• nearly every morning six or eight of
• these animals gather around his house
- to be fed. There are between forty
, and fifty sh?ep in the flock, but only
a ftw of them have become tame.
THE GRAZING FEE
PRESIDENT WOULD SAVE RE
SERVES FOR ACTUAL RESI
FAVOR SMALL STOCKMAN
Answer to Protest of Colorado Cattle
men Upholds Secretary Wilson's
Regulations—Would Help the
in a letter addressed to Secretary Wil
son of the Department of Africulture
on the subject of fees for grazing
horses and cattle in the national for
est. reserves, upholds the secretary in
the regulations formulated by him and
which will become effective January 1,
1906, whereby certain rules are laid
down for the granting of grazing per
The communication Is the result of
a protest sent to the President by cat
tlemen from one of the western states,
and is based on a report by Secretary
Wilson, to whom the protest was re
ferred. The letter of the President fol
“My Dear Mr. Secretary—l have re
ceived your letter of December 20th. I
cordially approve of the policy you are
carrying on. Your effort is to keep
the grazing lands in the forest reserves
for the use of the stockmen and espe
cially the small stockmen who actu
ally live in the neighborhood of the re
“To prevent the waste and destruc
tion of the reserves and to keep them
so that they can be permanently used
by the stockmen no less than by the
public you have to spend a certain
amount of money. Part of this money
is to be obtained by charging a small
fee for each head of stock pastured on
the reserve. I,ess than a third of the
actual value of the grazing is at pres
ent charged and it is of course per
fectly obvious that the man who pas
tures his stock should pay something
for the preservation of that pasture.
He gets all the benefit of the pasture
and he pays for its use but a small
fraction of the value that it is to him:
and this money is in reality returned to
him, because it is used in keeping the
forest reserve permanently available
for use. You this year make a special
reduction by which the ranchmen pay
but half rates. This Is in accordance
with the steady policy of your depart
ment as regards the western lands,
which is to favor in every way the act
ual settler, the actual home maker, the
man who himself tills the soil or him
self rears and cares for his small herd
of cattle. In granting grazing permits
you give preference first to the
small nearby owners; after that to all
regular occupants of the reserve range,
and finally to the owners of transient
“This is exactly as it should be. The
small nearby owners are the home
steaders. the men who are making
homes for themselves by the labor of
their hands, the men who have entered
to possess the land and to bring up
their children thereon. The other reg
ular occupants of the reserve range,
that Is. the larger ranch owners, are
only entitled to come after the smaller
men. If after these have been admit
ted there still remains an ample pas
turage, then the owners of transient
stock, the men who drive the tramp
herds or tramp flocks hither and
thither, should be admitted. These
men have no permanent abode, do but
very little to build up the land, and are
not to be favored at the expense of the
regular occupants, large or small. This
system prevents the grass from being
eaten out by the herds or flocks of
non-residents, for only enough cattle
and sheep are admitted upon the re
serves to fatten upon the pasturage,
without damaging it. in other words,
under the policy you have adopted the
forest reserves are to be used as the
most potent Influences in favor of the
actual home maker, of the man with a
few dozen or few score head of cattle
which he has gathered by his own in
dustry and is himself caring for. This
!g the kind of man upon whom the
foundation of our citizenship rests and
It is eminently proper to favor him in
Insane Asylum Masked Ball.
Pittsburg.—Keeping time to slow
music and masquerading in gowns and
dress descriptive of characters best
suited to their various forms of insan
ity. 600 inmates of the western Penn
sylvania Insane asylum enjoyed on
Christmas night a masquerade bail
given as a special Christmas treat by
the management. The affair was both
unique and pathetic. It brought to
gether at one time ail inmates of the
asylum who were allowed to indulge
in every way their strange hallucina
tions. One woman who believes she is
the Queen of England, majestically pa
raded before her supposed subjects.
Nebraska Hero Honored.
Grand Island. Neb. —George Podl.
county clerk-elect of this county, has
received a letter from President Roose
velt Informing him that the first medal
of honor given under the act of Con
gress approved February 23. 1905. has
been awarded to him for conspicuous
bravery in saving the life of a child at
the risk of his own. and expressing
warm commendation for the deed. Mr.
Poell. who was a locomotive fireman,
ran alonglsde his engine to the pilot
and snatched a little child from the
track, saving it from harm, but himself
fell under the engine, Rising a leg and
being otherwise badly Injured.
Mormon Colony for Mexico.
Mexico City.—lmmediately after the
holidays one of the largest colonies
that ever invaded Mexico at one time
will arrive in the state of Chihuahua,
where several thousand acres of land
have been secured. These people are
Mormons from Utah and will number
about 1,000 men. women and children.
They ran practice their belief in Mex
ico without interference from the gov
Teachers Get Five Millions More.
New York. It is announced from
Boston that "the Carnegie foundation.'
a sum of $10,000,000 given by Andrew
Carnegie to provide relief for needy
teachers and professors in universities,
colleges and technical schools In the
United State. Canada and New Found
land. Is to be forthwith increased by
the addition of $5,000,000. At the same
time the restrictions which prohibited
aid from being extended to members
of the facaultles of sectarian and state
aided institutions are to be removed,
the statement declares.
STATF LAND SALES.
Action Taken by Colorado State Land
Denver. —Because ■ f alleged frauds
in connection with the Grand county
state land sale the State Land Board
Wednesday passed resolutions asking
for the resignation of L. R. Smith, the
timber warden, and will reprimand
Axel Swanson the land appraiser. The
sale of the section to Frank Gyllen
sten also is declared illegal and action
will be taken to cancel it. The reso
"That a reception hook be kept as
to applications, giving the date and
number in which they are received,
by whom made, for what purpose, de
scription and disposition, and that the
register be instructed to present the
application to the hoard in order in
which they are entered upon the re
’All applications for indemnity for
lands shall be entered in a special
book for that purpose and shall be pre
sented to the board for consideration,
and notice given 'he applicants of
hearing and after selection shall he
leased only after advertisement for
four consecutive weeks, to the highest
"All new applications shall He over
two weeks before final action thereon
by the board, unless otherwise ordered
by the hoard, and shall be referred by
the presiding officer to some member
of the board for examination and re
"All advertisements shall be pub
lished in the newspaper of the incor
porated town or city nearest the land
concerned, measured by airline, unless
the law directs otherwise, in which
event the statutory publication shall
be made, and the hoard may direct the
publication to be also made in a paper
near the land affected.
”At the meeting of the hoard on the
first Wednesday of each month the
register and deputy are t.o report In
writing the cash receipts during the
past month, and disposition of same,
and present therewith a duplicate re
ceipt from the state treasurer ack
nowledging receipt of same, fn the
absence of the register the deputy reg
ister shall have control of the business
of the office and the employes.”
SHOT BY TWO BOYS.
Prominent Colorado Springs Man
Colorado Springs.—Frank L. Scott,
vice president of the Davie Realty
Company of this city and for twenty
years a prominent business man of El
Paso county, was shot in the back by
two unknown hoys at 10:05 o’clock
Wednesday nigh' while on his way to
the Santa Fe depot, where he intended
to Join his wife in California.
Scott was removed to St. Francis
hospital and probably will die. He
is thought not to have had an enemy
in the world and the only solution of
the mystery is that the assault was
the result of an attempt at highway
According to Scott's statement in
the hospital, he was walking east on
Pike's Peak avenue, near Wahsatch
avenue, two blocks from the depot, a
valise in cither hand, when he met two
youths. After he had passed about
ten feet beyond 'hem they cried “halt,”
and immediately afterward he fell to
the grounded shot in the hack.
Mr. Scott described his assailants
as "a eSuplo of kids about twenty
years old " He declared that he had
never seen them before and believes
that robbery was their object. One
wore a cap another a har, and both
were of slim build. Both wore dark
Captain Stewart has the entire day
and night force searching for the
youths, while mounted deputies under
the direction of Under Sheriff Day
ton are securing the outskirts of the
Senator Patterson For Adams.
Denver. The News prints the fol
lowing apeci il telegram from Washing
ton: Senator Patterson’s attention
was called to articles appearing in the
Saturday Sun. William Griffith’s paper,
favorable i () his nomination for gov
ernor and to favorable expressions of
opinion to the paper from some of Sen
ator Patterson's friends. The senator
said such talk is futile.
“I am not and will not under any
possible contingency be a candidate
for governor, nor would I accept a
nomination although unanimously ten
dered. No one should be thought of
for governor by the Democratic party
of Colorado but Alva Adams.
"He was flagrantly cheated out of
the office afrer he had been unques
tlonably elected by the people, by the
legislature His election in view of the
large majority given to President
Roosevelt pmves his great popularity.
I have no question but what he is 8,000
votes stronger for the office of gov
ernor than any other Democrat in the
state. If would. In my opinion, be po
litical suicide for the porty to nominate
anybody bur Adams for governor.”
Suicide of Banker's Wife.
Denver. With a Christmas tree
which she had ordered and was pre
paring to < corate. lying in the back
yard of the residence at 3317 Tenny
son street Mrs. Hazel Booth, wife of
Assistant Cashier Walter Booth of the
Denver National Bank, shot and killed
herself Wednesday afternoon.
It is generally believed by the neigh
bors tha' Mrs. Booth, who was in ill
health, was temporarily insane at the
time. For years she had been a suf
ferer from nervous trouble, which re
sulted in frequent attacks and terrible
pains in the hack of her head.
Great Fire in New York.
New York.—Fire Wednesday do
stroved fully half of the immense rail
road terminal holdings at the foot of
West Twenrv-thlrd street, on the Hud
son river. The loss was estimated at
$550,000. The fire started in a paint
shop in th'- Lackawanna building, pre
sumably from a defective electric wire.
The new lorry houses of the Dela
ware Lackawanna & Western and Jer
soy Central railroads were almost to
tal loss* h. They were the newest ferry
terminals in the city, the l*ackawanna
building still undergoing its finishing
touches and the Jersey Central having
been completed only two months ago.
Viceroy Sent to Shanghai.
Peking.—The dowager empress has
issued an edict commanding the vice
roy of Chill province. Yuan-Shl-Kai.
commander of the Chinese army, to
proceed to Shanghai. Investigate tho
disturbances, secure the punishment,
of those implicated and impeach the
civil and military officials responsible
for the maintenance or order.
The success of the boycott in secur
ing concessions In the new treaty from
the American government undoubtedly
encouraged the Chinese to engage In
the recent demonstrations.
FIVE THOUSAND KILLED IN
FIERCE STREET FIGHTS
MANY THOUSAND WOUNDED
Awful Carnival of Bloodshed on Christ
mas Day—lnsurgents Mowed Down
With Grape and Canister—Fiend
ish Deeds of Drunken Cossacks.
London.—The correspondent of the
Telegraph at St. Petersburg, in a dis
patch dated at G:45 p. m.. December
“At an early hour this morning the
casualties at Moscow were estimated
at 5,000 killed and 14,000 wounded,
with the fighting still proceeding.
"The inhabitants of Moscow have
been forbidden to leave their dwellings
after 7 o'clock in the evening.
"It is impossible to move about the
city in consequence of the frequency
of stray bullets. Many innocent per
sons have been accidentally killed.
"A scarcity of provisions is threat
The same correspondent, telegraph
ing at 10:38 p. m., says:
“Your Moscow correspondent’s tele
grams have not been accepted, be
cause all the details were refused.
"Cannon firing is now proceeding in
various part of the city, where to
night very near the railroad stations
the barricades erected by the revolu
tionaries are being desperately de
"The Kursk terminus at Moscow is
being pillaged and many wagons laden
with provisions are being looted.
"From fragmentary accounts re
ceived from Moscow I gather that the
civil war has brought no decisive ac
tion. but only a thickening of the blood
cloud, an intensifying of the horrors
and an increase of the prevailing bit
"The driving force behind both the
troops and the rebels Is no longer that
of enthusiasm or of any human im
pulse. It is the force of superhuman
hate, and hence the deeds reported are
not the acts of patriots, soldiers or
otherwise, but the enormities of mail
"It is impossible to understand how
any emotion, even of the extremes of
despair or hate can impart such fool
hardy courage as some of the rebels
“For every barricade destroyed Sun
day two or three appeared in other
places. Orders were given by the revo
lutionists to shoot only when there
was good hope of bringing a man
down, but otherwise to tire out th3
troops until they lost patience.
“In the meantime in their houses the
bulk of the population cowers in the
Innormost recesses of kitchens and cel
lars. stricken with fear and trembling
at every boom of the cannon or explo
sion of a bomb.
“The most surprising thing of all is
the loyalty of the troops, which nobody
All reports agree that the fighting
yesterday, which* continued until mid
night, assumed the nature of a butch
ery by the machine guns of the artil
lery. grape and canister being em
ployed mercilessly against the in
Atrocious tales are told of the Cos
sacks. who, plied with vodka until
drunk, fired down the streets, some
times charging with lances.
The Insurgents displayed great stub
bornness In holding barricades, even
advancing in a mass to the slaughter.
At the same time bombs were
thrown from the windows of houses
near the barricades occupied by the
revolutionaries. The artillery was
summoned and battered the houses to
The plan of the insurgents, it is
stated, is to hold the outskirts and
gradually enclose the troops in the
center of the city.
Strike leaders announce that an
army of 30,000 is concentrated at
OrecholTseuff. northeast of Moscow,
and will soon be ready to march to the
city's assistance. Both sides were ex
hausted at midnight Sunday, when fir
ing practically ceased. The streets
were then in absolute darkness save
for searchlights in the towers of biv
ouacs behind barricades.
PROPOSED CHURCH UNION
Of Presbyterians, Methodists and Con
gregationalists, in Canada.
Toronto. Ont.—The final vote by
the members on the union of the Pres
hyterian. Methodist and Congrega
tional churches of Canada in one
great church, as has Just been recom
mended by a joint committee of the
three denominations. cannot be
reached for several years.
"Throughout the whole session,”
says the official report, "the utmost
harmony and brotherly feeling pre-
all the members apparently
being animated by one purpose,
namely, to reach conclusions that
would be for the glory of their com
mon Lord and the more rapid exten
sion of His kingdom throughout the
Substantial unity and essential har
mony existing among the three de
nominations is a marked feature of
the findings of the committee. The
common doctrines held by the Presby
terians. Methodists and Congrega
tlonalists are formulated. Possible
lines for framing a policy for the
united church, the arrangements of
pastoral service without a time limit,
settlement and transfers of pastors,
training for the ministry and for the
relations of a minister to the doctrine
of the church, are set forth and the
matter of administration is left in the
hands of a sub-committee to prepare
a detailed report for the next annual
meeting of the general committee.
Czar Opposes Massacre.
Paris. —The St. Petersburg corre
spondent of the Figaro, under date of
December 18th, says the emperor re
fused to allow the carrying out. of a
proposition emanating from the officers
of the St. Petersburg garrison to sup
press the revolutionary movement by
the arrest of 500 "intellectuals," who.
it was suggested, would bo killed if
they offered the slightest resistance.
Extracts Air From Water.
Philadelphia—D. O. McCahey, a well
known physician of this city, has dis
covered a mechanical process by which
air enn be extracted from water be
neath the surface. Not only can he, or
anyone else, for that matter, extract
the subaqueous air from the surround
ing water, but he can store it beneath
the surface. This he demonstrated.
The possibilities are potent. In his
application, which is entirely practical,
it is expected to solve the question of
submarine navigation. That is, supply
submarine boats with air without the
trouble of coming to the surface for it.
CAPITOL SANTA CLAUS.
Pleasant Exchange of Gifts by Colo
Denver. Saturday morning was
made a time for bestowing Christ
mas gift 3by the employes at the
state capitol building. Almost all of
the heads of departments were remem
bered by the clerks in their various
offices, and the morning was one of
general merry making.
Governor McDonald was the reci
pient of one of the noted animal pic
tures painted by Captain .lack How
land. its purchase having been ar
ranged for by the heads of various de
partments and their clerks. The pic
ture is that of an elk standing in the
shallows of a river, and is entitled,
"The Evening Drink."
Treasurer John A. Hoimberg was
presented with a fine cut glass punch
bowl by the employes of his office,
the presentation speech being made
by Julius Clarke. Auditor Bent was
also given a fine chair by his assist
ants, which was presented by Warren
Miss Katherine Craig, superintend
ent of public instruction, was pre
sented with a gold mounted, engraved
desk set by her assistants, Miss Grif
fith and Mrs. Frye. The rooms of
this department were decorated with
Christmas greens. suspended from
Dr. Hugh L. Taylor of the State
Board of Health was presented with
a physician's diary. Secretary of
State James Cowie was given a grip
and toilet set and Timothy O’Connor,
in the same department, was given a
handsomely mounted flask.
Miss Anna Cooney, in charge of the
telephone switch-board at the state
house, was. perhaps, the most de
lighted of all those receiving pres
ents. She was given a potted A/.alea
and S3O in gold by various, friends in
Report of Mileage and Taxes for the
Denver.—Secretary R. R. Leese of
the State Board of Equalization is pre
paring the annual report of that de
partment. which will be ready for dis
tribution by the middle of January.
According to the figures based upon
the railroad companies' returns, the
mileage will show an increase of 132
miles, or a net increase of 121 miles,
10.36 miles having been abandoned.
The miles assessed during the year
ending December 31. 1905. are 1.508
narrow gauge and 3.389.82 standard
gauge main track, or a grand total of
4,898 miles. This includes 16 miles
of electric railway owned by steam
roads and assessed by the board.
The greatest Increase in mileage is
in the lines of the Denver. Northwest
ern Sc Pacific, the Uintah railway, the
new narrow gauge line, and the Den
ver Sc Rio Gramie. The railroads of
Colorado, according to the figures now
compiled, are paying an average tax
of $288.66 per mile, which is the high
est tax in any state west of the Mis
sissippi river, except Nevada, where
the tax is $349 per mile.
Sugar Making at Fort Collins.
Denver. —A Republican special from
Fort Collins says: So far this season
the local sugar factory is having a suc
cessful campaign. It began slicing
' beets October 4th and has had a con
tinuous run without an hour's stop
page. and has converted the juice ex
tracted from 85.000 tons of beets into
commercial granulated sugar. There
are still 35.000 tons of beets to work
* up, which will keep the factory in op
eration until nearly the Ist of Febru
ary. The product of the factory to
date has bern approximately 212,000
hacks of 100 pounds each, or 21.230,000
pounds of sugar. These immense fig
ures will be swelled to 30,000,000
pounds at the close of the campaign.
The acreage planted to beets this
season In the Fort Collins district was
10,003. an increase of about 4.000 acres
over the crop of 1904. and the total
tonnage was 120,000. as against 78.-
000 in 1904. The average yield per
acre in 1905 was a fraction under
twelve tons, as against 13.2 tons in
1904. the falling off being due to the
planting of new land in many instances
and the effects of a hail storm in July.
The highest yield per acre reported
was twenty-five tons and the lowest
seven tons. Beets planted on old lands
by exiierienced growers and which
were not touched by hail averaged
seventeen tons to the acre.
Railway Accident Near Durango.
Denver. —A Durango dispatch Sun
day savs: The eastbound narrow
gauge Denvc r & Rio Grande passenger
train which left Sllverton at 6:30
o'clock this morning, well loaded with
passengers, was wrecked a mile above
Animas City, and three miles from this
city, about 9 o’clock, and while no one
was killed, a large number of the pas
sengers v.ere injured, twelve of them
quite seriously. Mrs. Katie Porter of
Sllverton had her right hand torn from
the arm. The accident was caused,
It is claimed, by a defective rail.
It was said that the train was run
ning at a high rate of speed at the
time. The chair car left the track first,
followed by the other coaches, and all
were dragged 400 feet before the loco
motive was stopped.
Irving Receives Christmas Pardon.
Denver. —A Canon City dispatch
says that Edward Irving received a
pardon from Governor McDonald
Christmas Day. The announcement
came as a great surprise to Irving,
who was almost overcome by the news.
He was cheered by the assembled con
victs with whom he has been popular.
Irving was convicted of murder at Pu
eblo and was received at the peniten
tiary May 17. 1899, under a life sen
tence. He was No. 4744 on the prison
rolls and had been employed as a car
penter since his incarceration. Irving
is only about thirty-two years of age
and his conduct as a prisoner has been
Moffat Road Election.
Denver. —At the annual meeting of
the Denver. Northwestern & Pacific
Railway Company, which was held
Thursday, all the former directors
were re-elected for the ensuing year,
as follows: D. H. Moffat. William G.
Evans. C. J. Hughes, Jr.. W. S. Chees
man. S. M. Perry. Thomas Keely, F. B.
Gibson. The directors elected the fol
lowing officers: President D. H. Mof
rat; vice president. W. G. Evans; sec
retary, F. B. Gibson; treasurer,
Thomas Keely: general counsel,
Charles Hughes, Jr.
BIG STRIKE BEGUN
RUSSIA APPARENTLY IN THROES
OF BLOODY REVOLUTION.
FIERCE FIGHTS REPCRTED
Moscow Center of Disturbance—Ta
kum Captured and Recaptured in
Pitched Battle—Nine Hundred Mu
tinous Soldiers Burned to Death by
St. Petersburg.—While the great
strike opened rather tamely in the cap
ital, it has apparently made a success
ful beginning in Moscow and the pro
vincial towns. Several cities are re
ported as being in the hands of the
revolutionists, who in one Instance
tried and executed a police chief and
several of his assistants.
In Courland the red flame of rebel
lion is sweeping away the manor
houses of the Russian and German
nobility, leaving smoking rtrlns and
mangled bodies in its wake. Details of
the capture of Takuni by the revolu
tionists and its recapture by the gov
ernment troops class it as a pitched
buttle in which neither side gave quar
ter. After subjecting the unhappy city
to a terrific artillery fire the troops
stormed the intrenchments erected by
the townspeople and put their defend
ers to the sword. The soldiers suf
fered heavy losses.
Strikers captured a factory near
Moscow in which fourteen Englishmen
were employed. The manager, also a
Briton, was locked up, and the eight
members of his family were deported
by the rebels. The government has
sent troops to their rescue, but it is
feared their appearance will mean the
murder of the prisoners.
Dispatches from Tomsk are to the
effeet that Cossacks set fire to bar
racks In which 900 mutinous soldiers
were confined and that they were all
burned to death.
Since noon the streets have been
filled with troops, and especially those
in the indusirial sections. The rail
road stations are in possession of the
Wholesale arrests of the leaders of
the workmen were made last night. It
is reported the police include in their
captures members of the second work
men's council, who were placed in the
fortress of 3'. Peter and St. Paul with
the members of the first, council, who
were arrested Saturday night. A third
council, however, promptly took the
place of the second.
The league of Leagues has issued
an appeal to the public asking for lib
eral support of the proletariat, •"which
is bearing the brunt of the struggle for
the emancipation of the nation." The
appeal says there Is hound to be much
privation, starvation and even death
from cold, ann not only asks for mate
rial aid, hut proixises the inauguration
of free dining rooms for workmen in
all parts of the city.
Moscow is already cut off from St.
Petersburg, and all the provinces are
likewise cut. off.
latest advices from Moscow state
that crowds of strikers at Moscow are
marching through the streets endeav
oring to close up the postofflee and
Advice* from Ryezhitsa. the govern
ment of Vitebak. announce that a ris
ing has occurred In that vicinity simi
lar to the insurrection at Livonia.
The report that Kharkoff is in the
hands of the revolutionists is con
firmed. Two hundred and fifty men of
the Starobyelsk and Lebedinsk regi
ments have joined the revolutionists
and their comrades have flatly refused
to fire on them.
At Nikolaieff the revolted regi
ments have been captured. Two hun
dred and fifty prisoners were sent to
Otehakoff fortress. The capture of the
mutineers was effected by General
Stupin. who, on the arrival of reinforce
ments from Odessa, unexpectedly at
tacked the barracks where the mutin
eers hail assembled. The latter soon
The Narshadney, formerly the Syn
Ontechesva, and other secretly pub
lished papers, which are being distrib
uted by the thousands to the work
men. are filled with the most inflamma
tory appeals, inciting the people to an
are especially directed to the aim;,
which is implored not to shed the blood
of the nation. One writer addressing
the soldiers, said:
“Join us. Rise with us. No power
can stal'd against the people and army
The strike call, in addition to making
the regular demands for a constituent
assembly, universal suffrage, the aboli
tion of martial law. immunity of th«
person and the other features of the
proletariat’s program, insists on th**
release of the imprisoned members of
the workmen’s council, the discontinu
ance of all political suits, acquiescence
with the petitions of the army and
navy, and of the railroad and postal
telegraph employes for an increase of
pay, the transfer of the land lo the peo
ple. an eight-hour day. and the aboli- 1
tion of all restrictions regarding na
tionalities and religion.
Will Close Gunnison Land Office.
Washington.—The commissioner of
the General Land Office is taking step
looking to the discontinuance of tip*
United States land office at Gunni
son and the merging of the Gunnison
district with Montrose. The receipts
of the Gunnison land office for the last
fiscal year were $5,607, while the ex
penses of running the office wen*
$2,420. Under the statute providing
that land offices at which the expenses
t*xceed one-third of the receipts may
be discontinued the commission*"
has decided to close Gunnison, al
though no definite time for the closing
has been fixed.
Purchase of Roosevelt’s Birthplace.
New York. The organization
formed to purchase the house in
which President Theodore Roosevelt
was born, at 28 East Twentieth stre* ’
in this city, and present it to the Na
tion. has completed the details of the
purchase and secured possession of
the property, for $60,000.
Among the contributors to the pro
ject were Andrew Carnegie. General
Horace Porter and Henry C. Frick,
who is said to have subscribed slo,ooe.
Destructive Floods in Sinaloa.
San Antonio, Tex.—Torrential floods
have destroyed a number of villages
In the state of Sinaloa. Mexico,
ioning much damage to property
loss of life. The town of Ahome is re
ported destroyed by the Fuerte river.
Hundreds were made homeless. San
Ignacio, near the Piaxtla river, Is also
practically destroyed. The grades and
tracks of the Kansas City, Mexico &
Orient railway, now building, have
been greatly damaged.
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