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Peary did not find any fee trusts
on his travels.
Football is not even as exciting for
tbc doctors as it was.-
Austria has a pottery trust. That
would he a good one to smash.
When a lawyer merely charges n
nominal fee. it Is really phenomenal.
Artificial diu.nonds are going up so
.fast that it will soon pay to wear real
There are only four letters in love,
hut there are thousands of love let
The Kaiser lias talked into a phono
graph. Every Gorman may now hear
Ills master’s voice.
"Castro Is better.” says a Venezuela
cable. Theio nro persons who do not
believe he could bo worse.
The old schoolboys of Boston say
that the three It's are being noglcct
ed in tho public school. Right they
Yale university bus raised tho sal
aries of its professors. Some of them
make almost as much now au a foot
ball player.
London rejHirts the sale of an
odontoglcssum crlsplum pittannm for
15,750. They've gone up sinco we
bought ours.
Prof. George F. Moore says that wc
owne much to Babylon. The claim,
however, seems to have been out
lawed some yea's ago.
Pretty hard on Count Bonl being
cut off from all those millions, with
tho cost of living higher than It has
been for 20 years.
J. F. Comma and wife celebrated
the seventy-fifth anniversary of their
tnarriago tho other day. A pretty long
sentence for two Commas.
German | olice arrested a man and
had hint lined three marks for sneez
ing In public. It must be expensive
to havo hay fever In Germany.
' Tho startling suggestions about
matrimony that are constantly being
made, says the Washington Star,
never make any dlffe.enee in the busi
ness done by tho marriage license
Ontario is now producing radium,
gold, silver and diamonds. With a
little more training it would scent to
boa very simple matter for a fertile
soli like that to yield up bank notes
und government bonds.
A Pltffeburg woman has been driven
to matrimony as a protection against
burglars. Some other women, unfor
tunately, says the New York Ameri
can, wouldn't mind a burglar as a
protection against their liUHbands.
At Dresden, Germany, a public
bathing house for dogs has been
oponod. If Dies ion is one of the
places where dogs are utilized in the
sausago business it is no more than
right that they should be kept as cloan
is possible.
If that Wiener Maenergesangverein
knew what a Nord Amerikanischc
Saengehund was like, and an Indiana
polischcr Colosseum into the bargain,
says - tho Indianapolis News, It would
lump id lit down the throat of an In
vitation to get there.
The patient hen has a rival. A Brit
ish government analyst reports to the
fisheries committee of the Cornwall
county council that the eggs of dog
fish when boiled are similar to hard
boiled hens' eggs, and that they are
wholesome and highly nutritious.
"There are." says the Indianapolis
■tar. "thousands of happy homes for
which the trial marriage possesses no
charm. Turn the husband and wife
loose, and they would marry twice as
quick as before.” Still, if would per
haps bo best not to take any needless
risk by turning them loose while
groceries are so high.
Wo seem to have landed In the
Congo all right in the matter of the
acquisition of rubber, mining and rail
way concessions. Possibly this may
lead to our tnking a hand in the
suppression of the atrocities that are
alleged to be flourishing so extensively
there, says the Boston Herald. Hu
manity should keep pace with trade.
Seattle now wants a ' world's fair”
and tho chances are that she will get
it. although the appellation bestowed
on the enterprise is apt to be a mis
nomer. This is an era of "expos'
tions" and the public funds at Wash
ington, says the Philadelphia Bulle
tin, can usually be relied upon to fur
nish a goodly sharo of the cash
A scientist has discovered tha*
women do not Htutter. If women are
going to have impediments, they are
not going to have them in their
We wonder if Miss Krupp assured
her husband's papa that she would be
able to keep tho young man in the
luxury to which he had been accus
Many a man who thought he wa*
getting in on tho ground floor has dis
;overed to his sorrow that there was
a basement.
Two Warsaw anarchists recently
throw bombs at an actress. If her ad
vance agent isn't making the most of
the incident she ought to Are him and
•mpioy a good, live American.
One reason why the railways in
creased wages may be that food has
bocome so expensive that it takes
moro money to keep a man in condi
tion to work.
The Binghamton minister who has
*«»Vr«d the riddle of the sphinx la
Y >ttx * s »hat of a sphinx himself. He re
R. L. Chambers of Colorado Sprlng3
has secured 284,000 acres of mahogany
timber in Tabasco, Mexico, for Den
ver and other Colorado capitalists.
Two dozen Japanese, lately arrived,
have been put to work at Eller smelter
at Pueblo. These are the first Asiatics
;;iven employment by the smelting
Kansan City papers announce that
F. G. Bon fils of the Denver Post is
preparing to build a twenty-s.ory ofllce
building in that city, to be fireproof
and cost from $500,000 to SGOO,OOO.
Dr. L. F. Ingersoll, a pioneer physi
cian of Grand Junction, and one of the
most prominent doctors In western
Colorado, died suddenly in his office
on the Bth Inst, of heart disease.
The colored orphanage at the Old
Folks’ Home In Pueblo was formally
dedicated with elaborate ceremonies
on Sunday, the 9th inst. A number
of prominent colored people from Den
ver and other cities of the state were
Harry Lee of Colorado Springs, who
has made u considerable reputation by
photographing wild animals in their
native haunts, has gone to the Pacific
coist and proposes before he returns to
attempt the ascent of Mount McKin
ley In Alaska.
Tho Denver Chamber of Commerco
Ins appointed a committee consisting
of James T. Callbreath, Jr., George
»i-itch, Charles F. Onderdonk and H.
A. Lindalej to confer with other com
"Mttees In regard to a celebration of
Denver’s semi-centennial In 1908.
Boulder Is ready to maintain Its
own high school free from connection
with tho Stnte Preparatory School ami
•in effort will be made to have the In
• omlng Legislature do away with the
Rate Preparatory School altogether,
as tho university no longer needs it.
Ten years’ Imprisonment and- fine of
*1,500 was the sentence Imposed In the
federal court at Denver by Judge Rob
■ rt E. Lewis on Dr. James Danslow Eg
lcß on. son of President Eggleston of
the Pacific Express Company, who was
convicted of counterfeiting and milli
ng photographic negatives of a $lO
T. S. McMurray of Denver, vice pres
ident itn.l general manager of the
Fort Collins Electric Street Rallwaj
Company, and G. J. Hartman, superln
t ndent ?»f the electrical department ot
: he Colorado & Southern, have been at
Fort Collins outlining plans for start
ng work on the Fort Collins street
A number of eastern physicians,
with D. A. Canfield and Greeley busi
ness men, are planning to build a $250,-
()0 sanitarium on tlie hill south or
Greeley. If the project succeeds Dr.
George Pogue of Greeley, who has haJ
ong and successful experience In the
rc atment of tuberculosis, will have
barge of the Institution.
Fiank Miller, a flftt on-yenr-old or
phan boy, living with H. E. Keller, on
a ranch three miles northwest of
Brighton, was found dead on the Bth
nst. He Is believed to have swallowed
•trychnine because he feared he*
would lie arrested for stealing, as It
was alleged that lie broke into a
utchcl belonging to a workman and
' oob clothes.
Fifty Japanese arrived at the Pueblo
-.•eel works a few days ago In chirg
< f one *>f the Japanese employment
ents who have been bringing As'at
! s recently from Pacific coast points.
Os’ of these men are common labor
! .s. but a few are skilled in cerUOu
‘ ays and command fairly good wages,
"his makes a total of nearly 600 Japs
Li the B sterner colony.
David Babb, who is charged with the
murder of his wife’s cousin, Bennett
tJuiliron, at Earl, thirty miles east of
Trinidad, was arraigned before Justice
of tho Peace Coney at Trinidad, where
lie entered a plea of not guilty and
.vai\ed a preliminary hearing. He was
emoved back to the county jail and
I. bond was fixed at $3,000, which he
was not able to furnish.
Word lias bee*n received of the es
cape from the Jacl son. Missouri, jail
n Kansas City, of Henry Hurley, alias
Id. Foley, the notorious “lone bigh
ayman" who terrorized scores of drug
tores in Drnvcr three/ years ago, ami
vho was sentenced last spring by the
lansas City authorities to serve six
»nrs for highway robbery. A reward
of SIOO Is offered for his arrest.
A few days ago what is known ns
•he W. "E. Pabor house, on Seventh
street near Ninth avenue, one of tho
ddest landmarks in Greeley, was
•roved from where it had stood for
hlrty-slx years by the use of a trac
«->n «ngino. The house, which is a
wo story name, was the handsomest
-esldrnce In Greeley wh n built bv W.
Pabor. secretary cf Union Colonv
•*ow of Florida, in 1-71. It has lately
been used as a blacksmith shop.
Tho Colorado-Yab* Association w:ll
held its twenty-sixth annual meetln
•t the University Club in Denver, D *
•ember 29'h. The officers of the clu’>
•re anxious to obtain the names and
*ddress«*s of all Yale men who hav«*
onto to Colorado recently an-1 are no
numbers of the club, as it was desired
o have all thos« who have attended
Yale present at the banquet. Theron
R. Field '*f the Colorado National Ban';
s president of the club and Frederick
11. Morley is secretary.
The Santa Fe Railway Company has
let a contiact for the extension and im
provement of the depot and eating
heuse at I a Junta. The depot will be
extended 100 feet, the lower portion
to be used for waiting rooms and of
ce, and the two upper stories by th‘*
Harvey company as a hotel. The hag
gage shed will be built west of the do
not. The size of the employes’ read
ing room will be doubled. Tho Wells
v argo Express office building will be
doubled In size*!
In common with the citizens of the
ether western states, the people of
Colorado have been ask'd to partici
pate in tho Seattle exposition of 1909
and erect a Colorado building at the
AlasUa-Yukon-Paclflc exposition. A
meeting of the members of the Colo
rado State Society in Seattle passed
resolutions asking the Colorado State
' eglslature to appropriate funds for
the exposition building so that Colo
rado might be appropriately repre
sented. The committee in charge is
«omposed of C. W. Clis°, J. T. Corn
forth, D. B. Fairley and IL Sweeney.
The plat of the townsite of Crystola
has been recorded in Teller county by
President Bourg and Secretary Ring
of the Crystola Brotherhood Town,
Mines nnd Milling Company. The new
townsite is located on the border be
tween Teller and El Paso counties in
Ute pass, below Woodland Park.
J. B. Stroube. day operator at the
Rio Grande depot at Florence, has
been promoted to the agency at To
luca, two miles from Sedalia, where
the Dupont Powder Company Is con
structing large powder works. As
soon as the factory is completed the
new station will be called Dupont.
Income from Department Has In
creased—Unauthorized Companies
Barred—Governor Should Appoint
Denver. —E. E. Rlttenhouse, deputy
superintendent of insurance, has com
pleted his review of the work of the
department during tho past year and
his recommendations in the way of re
form legislation to be presented to the
Legislature at its coming session.
This nus been submitted to State Audi
tor A. E. Bent, ex-officio superintendent
of insurance, who will incorporate it
in his annual report.
A gain of more than SIO,OOO has ac
crued to the state from the vigorous
< nforcemcnt of the department’s af
fairs since Mr. Rlttenhouse assumed
charge July 1, 1905. He collected
$6,126 ngents’ license fees which were
)n arrears, with an increase of only
p49G.57 in the total expenses of the de
triment over the previous year. The
icorne of the state has also been in
reas 'd $4,072 by further enforcement
f the la v relative to the collection of
solicitors’ fees. etc. Regarding the un
f'.uthorfzcd soliciting of insurance in
Colorado the report says:
"The department can not prevent un
authorized companies front soliciting
insurance through the mails, but It has
po far as possible put a stop to tho
practice of unauthorized companies
tiding solicitors to operate in this
Atato in defiance of the law.
All Colorado companies have been
examined during the past year, with
‘ho exccptiou of one, which will bo ex
amined after the first of the year. Tho
report continues:
The Mountain Mutual Fire Insurance
Company nnd the Loyal-Northwestern
lutual Fire Insurance Company, both
local assessment concerns, wore re
”uired to go out of business because
f their failure to pay fire losses. Bnih
•vere managed with grent extrava
gance and with no regard to their obll
ations. In the case ?if the Loyal-
N’o'thwestrrn Mutual Fire Insurance
Company, largely through the effoits
of the d< pnrtment, the loss's were paid
' y another company as a consideration
'or tho privilege of reinsuring the out
standing risks."
Three companies outside of the state
were found to ho doing an illegal busl
n as nnd were forced to suspend in
this state.
"There are over SO,OOO people In
Colorado holding policies in life insur
ance companies, and as many more arc
Tsured in fraternal orders. These
1 GO,GOO life policy holders, with their
direct beneficiaries, number over 320,-
900. In addition to this, nearly every
house owner in Colorado carries fire
insurance, and several thousand hold
> usually end other policies. It Is,
• here fore, reasonable to say that
ninety per cent of our peonlc are «11-
rrctly or indirectly Interested in main
‘-'nine a h'gh standard of efficiency in
*h' ’nsuraitco department.
"They have a right t i expert It, for
♦h'y pay the bill. Tho salaries end
•'xprus's of the department are paid
'or by fees collected from the Inour
anco companies, which means that in
* h o Mid the policy holders pay them,
'"he fees collected by the department
I ’st year amounted to $31,619.2?. while
•tv total expenc's were but $17,023.48.
r n add iff an to ibis, the companies paid
f 43.541.93 to the department in taxes
'two per cent) on their gross pre
"Tho usefulness of the department
can be greatly enhanced by transfer-
It from tho jurisdiction of the an
"■or of s’atc to that of ih- governor.
auditor is row superintendent of
*tßUfaacc ex-officio. Unde:- the const!-
ution he inn s°rve but two years, nnd
•s he appoin’s the dmuty sup**ilntcn
’•mt of insurance. who is now the tic
■*vo head of the department, the latter
Tidal serves but two years. This
•'-nns that lie scarcely baa bad a
banco to 'amiliarizo himself with the
any intricate and technical phases of
s duties before he must make way
•r his successor.
“A number of our present laws gov
ain g the work of the department
ould be revia-’d. The Insurance
ms should be defined, and the latvo
lating to their licens'ng should hu
•de mere clear, and the primary rc
j 'nsMiili'i for procuring Ibe license
I odd be placed upon the solidicr. his
• -nlicntion to be approved officially by
company that proposes to tmpioy
• .nt.
"The law relating to examinations
of Insurance companies should be re
vised and an effective penalty provided
'or its violation. This law should also
arovido .hit insurance companies will
■•ay tho expenses, but in no cas ■ any
ersonal recs to regular officers or om
•loyes of insurance departments. Any
atnpanv or agent refus'ag t/j furnish
nformation or to permit of an in.ri-c
--ion of books by tho department shout 1
bo deprived of their license to do bus!-
ness in Colorado.
“The assessment accident insurance
laws should bo abolished, hut If it •«
not deemed nine to do so, they should
certainly be bj amended as to elimi
nate tho present very questionable fca
‘tires conne'ted with this branch of
the business in this state.
“A mutual fire insurance law prop
orly safeguarding the interests of the
policy holder to badly needed. The op
en. tlon of tho present incomplete mil
;ur.l Pro insurance section has opened
•. field for graft, caused loss »o in my
policy holders and filled the pockets of
a numb r r of enterprising promoters.
"Stock fire insurance corporations
operating only in Colorado should be
remitted to organize with a capital
of $50,000, instead of $200,000, as at
"Insurance solicitors known ns brok
ers shou d lie required to pay a license
in Colorado, as they are in a num
bar of other states As it is now, the
regular agent must have a license,
while his competitors, the brokers, are
not required to have them. This dis
crimination should be eliminated. The
money or securities representing the
capital of Colorado stock companies
should bo deposited with tho slate.”
Success of Wireless Telephone.
Berlin.— The German Society of
Wireless Telegraphy has succeeded in
holding wireless telephonic communi
cation between Berlin and Naen, twen
ty-four miles away. Professor Slaby, In
an interview described the experiment
as eminently successful. Professor
Slaby says the problem of wireless tele
phony Is solved, hut that the limit of
distance is not yet known. He sees no
reason to set any limit and believes the
time Is coming when a man will be
able to speak wirelessly with a friend
in any part of the world.
Advocated by Andrew Carnegie In New
York Speech.
New York.— Andrew Carnegie, In an
address before the National Civic Fed
eration Thursday said that he believed
the major portion of the estates of
enormously wealthy men should go to
tne state upon the death of the pos
sessor of the fortune. Mr. Carnegie
opposed a graduated income tax.
Melville E. Ingalls of Cincinnati
addressed himself to the subject of an
income and inheritance tax, especially
with a view to limiting the large accu
mulations of wealth In the possession
of individuals. He said that there had
been In tne last few years three pro
lific sources of multimillionaires
which are open to criticism. These, he
said, were the tariff, lilt gal favors and
contracts given to the shippers by the
railways, and the securing by means
which were questionable, of contracts
at nominal prices for the use of the
streets of various cities for the pur
pose of transportation and lighting. He
said that illegal favors had boon in
many cases wrung from the railways
by the shippers and said that this form
of evil had been used in combination
with the tariff.
William D. Guthrie, a lawyer, who
led the fight in the local courts against
an income tax, on constitutional
grounds, held that there must, under
American Institution.*;, be equality or
Andrew Carnegie, who followed,
said that he was In hearty accord wilh
Mr. Guthrie.
"I think an income tax would pene
trate business to tho core,” said Mr.
Carnegie. "I think this country
would never regret anything so much
as to Impose such a tax. I differ with
the President strongly on the subject
of the Income tax. But lam In a pe
culiar position on the Inheritance tax,
advocating that as something like get
ting a better distribution of wealth.
"The subject of wealth distribution
will not down."
Mr. Carnegie said he believed, inas
much as the wealth properly belonged
to the community, the latter, on the
death of the possessor, should acquire
a great portion of the wealth, having
had a largo portion to do with Its de
"Our country falls in its duty," said
Mr. Carnegie, "If It does not exact a
share, a tremendous share, of the es
tate of the enormously wealthy upon
his death. The money belongs to the
community. Do not mistake me. I dc
not advocate the mai Ing of a man a
pauper, or the pauperizing of his chll
dren. but it is not the millionaire whe
made the wealth. He did not make the
ore, or the coal or the gold that he dug
from the ground. The Montana cop
per mine owner did not make his
wealth. It belongs in the abstract te
the people who use It and who produce
the use which makes it valuable.
"I am with the President, then, tc
tax heavily by graduat'd taxation ev
cry man who dies leaving behind him
his millions ' *”»t excessive
.. aith left to a child Is an iujury.”
Censures President for Assisting Mor
mon Republicans.
Washington.—The* Senate Thursdaj
listened to the second speech wnicl
has been made this session against the
continuance of Rend Suioot as sma
tor from Utah. R was delivered b>
Senator Dubals of Idaho, who after re
viewing In detail the workings of thi
Mormon Church and Mr. Root’s proml
nent connection therewith, concluded
with the charge that President Roos«
velt used the w ight of his admlnistru
tlon to assist the Mormon-Republican
vote In the last election.
Mr. Dubcis n&sertea the control o‘
the church to be complete in the filer
archy, consisting of the president
and the twelve apostles, of which Mr
Smoot was one This control, he main
talned. was ecclesiastical, political an
commercial, and was exercised com
plctely over followers who come prln
cipally from foreign countries. Th'
constant tench ncy, he said, was t(
make the church and state one, witl
the control In the church.
As to Sc nator Smoot, he said, I
made no difference whether he was o
was not a polygamist. The senato
was a pillar in the church and In con
trol of its temporal, spiritual and pc
litlcal policies, and was selected fot
the Senate because of his position.
“Smoot.” he said, “represents th
church and not the state and would d'
the bidding of the church before h
would serve the real interests of tli*
state or of the nation. By being a:
apostle of the chuch, Smoot Is a mem
ber cf this high conspiracy. He is on
of the chief conspirators, and by hi*
acquiescence supports the plans an<‘
alms of the conspiracy.”
The breaking down of the influenc
of the church In politics. Mr. Duboii
asst rted, would do more than anythin!
else to put a stop to polygamy.
German Reichstag Dissolved.
Berlin. —The existence of the Reich
stag was terminated suddenly Thurs
day amid scenes of considerable ex
citement. upon the defeat of the gov
ernment’B bill for a supplementary ap
propriatlon to support the troops ir
German Southwest Africa, and new
elections were ordered. This action
although foreshadowed several dayt
ago. took the house by surprise, as dls
solution means a direct attack upor
the Clerical party, which has growr
into such Intimate relations with th
government that It frequently ha
been characterized as the governing
Irrigation Treaty Ratified.
El Paso, Tex. —Private advice*
from Mexico City state that the Mexl
can government has ratified th<
treaty with the United States refer
ring to the great irrigation dam ai
Enele, sixty miles above El Paso. Th**
action brines to an amicable settle
ment a bone of contention betweer
the two republics and litigation that
has been pending for ten years, and
settles tho claim for $20,000,000 which
the Mexican government filed against
the United States for damages on n<*
count of deprivation of water rights
hi the upper Rio Grande and ri.pariac
rights In the fower stream.
Lead Reaches High Figures.
New York—Lead prices were ad
vanced Thursday from 5% cents s
pound to G cents a pound. This is the
highest price In many years. Notice*
of the advance in lead prices were
sent out Wednesday by the Americau
Smelting nnd Refining Company. Cop
per prices wore also advanced frac
tionally and the highest prices for
electrolytic copper since the Secretan
corner was reached. Electrolytic cop
per sold at 23 cents a pound and sales
at that price were made.
Statistics and Plans of Denver City
Tramway Company. Will Build
Forty-Two Miles of Extensions.—
Northern Towns to Have Rapid
Denver.—The Republican gives the
following statement of the plans of
the Denver City Tramway Company:
For twenty years the Tramway com
pany has been the Infallible barometer
for the city of Denver. It has risen
with the city, suffered with the city
and prospered with the city. Denver
is prosperous to a degree and it is go
ing forward at a wonderful pace. So
with the Tramway company, which has
arrived at another milestone in Its his
tory and will have to Increase its sys
tem and its capital In order to meet
the demands of the growing popula
tion. Plans for a remarkable scries of
extensions and improvements were de
tailed to the Real Estate Exchange
yesterday by William G. Evans, presi
dent of the Denver City Tramway
Company, who is a doer of things and
never sptaks in public unless he has
something of moment to advance. He
told of what his company had done in
the past, what was in progress of ac
complishment and what was intended
in the immediate future, the last two
involving an expenditure of $J,500,000.
An official announcement was made
at the same time by Mr. Evans of an
agreement with the Colorado & South
ern lailroad by which the pass.-ngers
on the new electric line of the latter
company running northward will be
carried to the kcait of D.nvcr—to the
present postoffice, in fact—over the
'tramway system. This in itself means
a very great deal to the city, the bring
ing into direct communication with
Denver that ilch belt of country in
cluded In Boulder, Larimer and Weld
counties, a territory that Is a-J.ancing
by leaps and bounds, and w.icta will
very soon be a suburb to this cosmo
politan city. The business of this
new section, added to the other com
munities that are to be brought into
direct business dealing with the city,
means a s ill grcati r Denver. The elec
tric road to the north is under way and
will be completed by the time that the
Tramway company is n adv to accept
the passengers and convey them over
the mw line running from Gloheville
via Twenty-third street nr.d Arapahoe*
and Sixteenth streets.
Following are some of the* facts and
statistics of the Tramway’s plans as
outlined by Mr. Evans:
Building of forty-two tnilcs exten
Cost of extensions and additions.
First lines to be built: From Six
teenth and Arapahoe to Globevillc;
and loop in business circle.
Bculdcr, fort Collins, Greeley. Long
mont and other northern cities to have
rapid transportation to heart of Den
All of Denver’s suburbs to have
street car facilities as far out as Fort
Denver’s growth requires increase in
■company's resources and Its system.
Passengers earried in 193C —52,000,-
Plans made to carry next year—Go,-
Employes of the company, 1,220.
Annual pay roll, $872,000.
Colorado State Conference of Chari
ties and Corrections.
Denver. —The state conference of
Charities and Conectlons closed the
most successful session in Us history
Tuesday night at the Woman's club
by the discussion of state and munic
ipal control of tuberculosis.
The following officers were elected
for the ensuing year:
President—Prof. W. K. Argo, Colo
rado Springs.
Secretary—Mrs. Seraphlne Piako.
Treasurer —Miss Gertrude Vaille.
Vice presidents—Dr. R. W. Corwin,
Dr. VV. S. Friedman, James H. Persh
ing. Mrs. F. I. George. Dr. Eleanor
.wney, C E. Hagar, E. W. Pfeiffer,
Mis. James D. Whitmore, Dr. L. 11.
Morritt, Mrs. Henry Van Kleeck and
Nil 8. Nettie E. Caspar.
Following are some of the more Im
portant measures advocated at the con
Increased appropriations by the
Greater economy In the operation of
state institutions by abolishment of
Laws to protect the state from im
portation of orphans.
Punishment of careless tubercular
patients by law.
Establishment of an insane ward at
the penitentiary and provisions for the
employment of convict labor.
Enactment of laws for registration
of tubercular patients and fumigation
of their rooms.
Addition to the Dencer county hos
pital for the care of tubercular pa
Restriction of the indigent poor tu
bercular patients.
Increase in capacity of the Girls' In
dustrial School.
Spelling Reform Turned Down.
Washington.—The House of Repre
sentatives Wednesday went on record
in opposition to the new spelling as
recommended by the President. By a
vote of 142 to 25 the following was
adopted as a substitute to the item
reported by the appropriations com
mittee In the legislative, executive and
Judicial appropriation bill: "No money
appropriated in this act shall be used
In connection with printed documents
ordered by law or requested by Con
gress or any branch thereof unless the
same shall conform to the orthography
recognized and used by generally-ac
cepted dictionaries of the English lan
San Francisco World’s Fair.
San Francisco, Cay.—San Francisco
proposes to have a world’s fair in 1913.
The project was proposed shortly after
the fire and is no longer an uncer
tainty. Fifteen citizens ia.c formed u
corporation to be known as the Pacific
Ocean Exposition Company, which
plans to give a mammoth fair to com
memorate the four hundredth anniver
sary of the discovery of the Pacific
ocean by Balboa, and tae completion of
the Panama canal. The organisation
lx capitalized at $5,000,000.
The President’s Observations end Reo
Washington.—The President’s mes
sage to Congress giving the result of
bis recent observations in Porto Rico
and making recommendations concern
ing tne government of that island was
read to the Senate Tuesday. The mes
sage was in part as follows:
"On November 21st I visited the
island of Porto Rico, landing at
Ponce, crossing by the old Spanish
road by Cayey to San Juan, and re
turning next morning over the new
American road from Arecibo to Ponce.
The scenery was wonderfully beauti
ful, especially among the mountains of
the interior, which constitute a veri
table tropic Switzerland. I could not
embark at Sail Juan because the har
bor has not been dredged out and can
ujt receive an American battleship. I
do not think this fact creditable to us
us a nation, and I earnestly hope tbat
immediate provision will be made for
drtug.ng San Juan harbor.
"I doubt whether our people as a
who.e realize the beauty and fertility
of Porto liico and tne progress tua.
..as been made under its admirable
'i siuppcd at a dozen towns all told,
and one of tne notable features In ev
ery town was tne gathering of the
scuool children. The work that has
been done in Porto Rico for education
nas been noteworthy. The main em
phas.s, as is eminently wise anJ
p.oper, has been put upon primary ed
ucation; but in addition to this there
is a normar school, an agricultural
school, three industrial and three
niga schools.
“I was very much struck by the ex
cellent character both of the insular
pol.ee and of tne Porto Rican regi
ment. Tuey are bota of them bodies
mat reflect credit upon the American
of tne island. The in
sular police a.e under tne local Porto
.tican government. The Porto Rican
regiment of troops must be appropri
ated for by Congress. I earnestly
hope that this body will be kept per
•In traversing the Island even the
most cursory survey leaves the
beholder struck with the evi
dent rapid growth to the cul
ture bota of sugar cane and
tobacco. The fruit iudustry Is aiso
grow.ng. Last year was the most
prosperous year that the island has
ever known before or since the Ameri
can occupation. The total of exports
and imports of the island was $45,000,-
01)0, as against $18,000,000 in 1901. This
is the largest in the island's history.
Prior to the American occupation the
greatest trade for any one year was
ti-at of 189 G, when it reached nearly
$23,000,000. Last year, therefore, was
double tne trade that there was In the
most prosperous year under the -Span
ish regime. There were 210,273 tons of
sugar exported last year, of the value
of $14,186,319; $3,555,1G3 of tobacco,
and 28,290,322 pounds of coffee of the
value of $3,481,1“2. Unfortunately,
what used to be Porto Rico's prime
crop—coffee—has not shared this pros
“There is a matter to which I wish
to call your special attention, and that
is the desirability of conferring full
American citizenship upon the people
of Porto Rico. I most earnestly hope
that this will be done. 1 can not see
how any harm can possibly result from
It, and It seems to me a matter of right
and justice to the people of Porto Rico.
They are loyal, they are glad to be
under our flag, they are making rapid
progress along the path of orderly lib
erty. Surely we should show our ap
preciation of them, our pride In what
they have done, and our pleasure In
extending recognition fer what has
thus been done, by granting them full
American citizenship.
"I transmit herewith the report of
the governor of Porto Rico, sent to the
President through the secretary ol
"AH the Insular governments should
be placed in one bureau, either In the
Department of War or the Department
of State. It is a mistake not to so ar
range our handling of these islands at
Washington as to be able to take ad
vantage of the experience gained in
one when dealing with the problems
that from time to time arise in an
"In conclusion let me express mv ad
miration for the work done by the Con
gress when it enacted the law under
which the island Is now being admin
istered. After seeing the island ptr
sonaily, and after five years’ experi
ence In connection with Its administra
tion. It is but fair to those who de
vised this law to say that it would be
well-nigh impossible to have devised
any other which In the actual working
would have accomplished better 1
Appointments Confirmed.
Washington.—The Senate Wednes
day confirmed the nominations of Wil
liam H. Moody, of Massachusetts, to
be an associate justice of the Supreme
Court of the United States: Charles
J. Bonaparte of Maryland, to be attor
nt / general: Victor H. Metcalf to be
secretary of the navy, and Oscar S.
Straus, of New York, to be secretary
of commerce. The opposition to
Messrs. Moody and Bonaparte, which
has been raised in the Senate by a
number of Democratic senators. wa3
not strongly pressed at the session
Wednesday and no roll call was asked
Sugar Company Fined.
New York. —Fines aggregating $150.-
000 were Imposed Tuesday by Judge
Holt in the United States Circuit
~ourt upon the American Sugar Re
ining Company and the Brookivn
’ooperage Company after the defen
dants. through counsel, had pleaded
-'tdlty to the indictments charging the
acceptance of rebates on sugar ship
ments in violation of the Elkins anti
*-ebating act.
No Meat Trust Wanted.
London. —The British governmen*
has refused its sanction to a scheme
proposed by a powerful syndicate to
bring cattle and sheep from South Ar
-ica. Canada, and elsewhere, to the
British island of Alderna}\' s "wbere if
• as planned to slaughter them.
Bishop McCabe Stricken.
New York.—Bishop Charles Card
.ell McCabe, who before his election
o the bishopric of the Methodist Epis
copal church, was popularly known
vs "Chaplain McCiba.” war stricken
with apoplexy just after he arrived
here Tuesday. He was at once re
moved to the New York hospital,
where to-night It was said that, though
•.he outcome of the bishop’s attack
'ould not be positively predicted, his
present condition was decidedly favor,
bio to a speedy recovery.
Twenty-Three Irrigation Projects in
Process of Construction Nearly
Twenty Million Acres of Land Bold
—Over One Hundred Forest Re
Washington.—ln his annual report
the secretary of the Interior says:
“The unusual activity lu tho public
land service referred to In my last an
nual report has not abated. The pros
ecution of all persons conspiring to de
fraud the government of its public
lands is being continued with vigor, ns
Is shown by the fact that 490 persons
have been indicted In the various land
states and territories for the violation
of the public land laws. Eighty-nine
have been convicted, and indictments
are still pending against 401.
“Until the opportunities afforded for
the fraudulent acquisition of public
lands by the timber.and stone act, the
desert land acts, and the commutation
clause of the homestead Inw, are re
moved by the repeal or modification of
those measures, the government may
expect to expend its money and energy
in apprehending and convicting those
seeking to defraud it out of its public
lands. I accordingly renew the recom
mendations that I have consistently
made for the past five years, that the
above mentioned laws be repealed or
"In my last annual report twelve Ir
rigation projects were reported us un
der construction, under the reclama
tion act. Such progress has been made
during the past year that there are
now twenty-three of such projects In
process of construction, and one, the
Fordo project, in Nrw Mexico, Is prac
tically completed, nnd It is believed
will be In operation In a short time.
"An original suit In tho United
States Supreme Court is that of State
of Kansas vs. State of Colorado, the
United Slates, intervenor. The qpsc
Involves the control of interstate wa
fers In connection with Irrigation pro
Jects, and much time and attention has
given by the assistant attorney
general and his assistants to the pre
paration of the case on behalf of the
government. All the parties are now
ready to submit the case to the court,
but the importance of th** question in
volved led the court to direct that the
•*se should not be submitted uutil
there was a full bench.
“There was disposed of during the
fiscal year ended June 30, 1906. public
lands aggregating 19,431,187.47 acres,
dasslfled as follows: Cash sales.
1,774.341.63; miscellaneous entries.
< mbracfng homesteads, land warrants,
scrip locations, •state s •'lections,
swamp lands, railroad and wagon-road
selections, Indian allotments, etc., 17.-
571,102.53 acres, an l Indian lands. 85.-
743.31 acres, showing an increase of
2.374.565.20 acres as" compared with
the aggregate disposals for the preced
ing fiscal year.
"Tho total cash receipts during the
fiscal year from various sources, in
eluding disposal of public land,
amounted to the e>-
P'-ns-'s of district land offices were
$780,417.80, and the aggregate expend
itures and estimated liabilities of the
public-land service, including expenses
or district land offices *1 .690 641.20.
leaving a r.et surplus In the treasury of
"There are now 106 forest reserves,
created by presidential proclamations
under section twenty-four of the act
or March 3, 1891 <26 Stat. L.. 1595),
embracing 106,999,423 acres. This is
an increase over last year of 24,3*0.951
acres, and ninety ncres were released
from temporary withdrawal during the
year, and, after ninety days’ published
notice, restored to entry.
“During the fiscal year twenty-two
additional forest reserves have been
fstablished, the areas of three have
been reduced, seventeen have been en
larged, nnd two have been consoli
dated, as follows: The Baker City
forest reserve has been consolidated
with the Blue Mountain forest reserve,
n nd the Logan forest reserve with the
Bear River forest reserve.
"During the year cocmmenclng July
1. 1905. and ended June 30, 190 G, the
total number of pensioners on the roll
was 1.033.415, and the number remain
ing on the roll at the CIOS'* of the fiscal
year, June 30. 1906, was 9*5.971. a net
loss of 12,470 from the previous year.
"The appropriation for the payment,
of pensions for the fiscal year was
$140,500,000; repayments to the appro
orlatlon made the amount available
for payment of pensions, $140,521,-
558.65. The disbursements for army
and navy pensions during the year, in
cluding the amount disbursed by treas
nry settlements, were $139,000,288.25.
leaving an unexpended balance to be
covered Into the treasury of $1,521.-
270.40. The expenditure for navy pen
sions during the year was $4,204,004.63.
“During the last fiscal year substan
tial progress was made In the con
traction of the irrigation works au
thorized by the act of Congress of June
17, 1902. Practically all preliminary
examinations and surveys have been
completed, and the energies of the
reclamation service are now being de
voted to tb*.* work of construction.
Water has been delivered to some of
the lands of the Truckee-Carson and
the North Platte projects. The Hondo
project has b°en completed: also the
greater part of the gravity system of
the Minidoka project.
“For the purnos'* of making plans
for the future |t has been estimated
that the fund for 1906 wHI be $4,882.-
0 r 4.10: for 1907.
1 90$, $4,062,170.59. It Is booed that by
the latter year returns will commence
*0 come in to th»* fund from the sal*-
of water under th« annual install
ments provided by law.
“The experience already had, how
ever, shows that th° government as
a canal owner end Investor must, ust*
a firm hand, and that Its agents mus:
emnloy rare discretion In exercising
con’rol. ;
“One of the Import ant* Points which
has already dev e t o ned is that greater
protection mus* he thrown by law
about the works when fin’shed. The
works are of such magnitude that ma
licious or Ignorant interference may
•'csiilt seriously to nro«ertv. or even
*0 life. 1 recommend that this matter
he brought to the attention of Con
Condition of Wheat Crop.
Washington.—The monthly crop re
-ort of the Department of Agriculture
shows that the condition.of winter
heat December Ist was 94.1 as com
pared with 94.1 per cent, on December
1, 1905, and a nine year average of
'2.9. The condition of the winter rye
'ecember Ist was 96.2, with a nine
'ar average of 95.8 per cent.

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