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“For Idle Hands to Do.”
The loafing habit is a menace to
the boys of both country and city.
•Keary 'Vise mother must be on her
.guard against It for her sons. The
•grocery store furnishes only too easy
* lure for village boys, and hundreds
iof Idler#*frequent the public squares
of the *r<%t cities. There Is no ac
counting Tor the seeming leisure of
ithe army' of grown up loafers. Most
<>f them are able-bodied, although
Rome are anemic or badly nourished.
But the-sad-truth probably is that a
doting mother began the useless ca
freer of each of them, and that a hard
working wife continues the in
idulgence. It is not easy for a moth-'
■er to invent occupations for her lit
tle son. The daughter may early be
taught to use the broom, duster and
iiaeedge. Then the doll Is an unfail
ing and exacting task-mistress. She
always needs new clothes. But work
for boyish hands and feet is less
abundant. The supply of family er
rands is small. The coal-hod has
supplanted the wood-pile. In the'end
the boy sees through the device of
trumped-up work, and runs away
from it. Happy the mother who dis
• covers in her boys some taste or tal
ent. The passion of the carpenter
for tools, of the draftsman for pendl!
and paper, or of the gardener for
Stowing things ought to be hailed as
a safeguard against the loafing dis
ease. says Youth’s Companion. If no
occupation of the usual boyish sort
can be contrived, the boy may better
he put to bread-making or sweeping
thau ‘ glvbn over to Idleness. There
is scarcely a boy to whom a paint pot
and brushes will not appeal, and
fence and blinds and steps will bear
fresh coats of paint at frequent inter
valfc. Every device is worth consid
ering if it sill erect one new bar
ner - sgaltrst" the loafer's habit—the
of every manly virtue, from
'Industry to self-respect.
A National Flower.
About this time expect the annual
.detoate over our national flower. In
spite rtf' a general feeling that the
country oughr to have one. the choice
la somehow never made. Just now
tlie columbine, hardy, widely distrib
uted. and highly decorative, seems to
be in the lead among candidates. It
has. s*e believe, an organized league
at work in its behalf. Indian corn is
“mentioned.” and as soon as the gold
ea-rod blooms there is sure to be a
'wave of sentiment in its favor. Corn,
by the way. is the favorite son of
Indiana, nominated to the Aral place
Id the-natidu ’by the Moositr public
-school scholars. Columbine, for all
Its national popularity, is the floral
emblem of no state at all. while
golden-rod. with Alabama; Kentucky.
Maryland. .Missouri. Nebraska and
Hennsyivfcnffc already committed to
its claims, ought on that score to
have exceptional chances. These en
dorsements, however, are all by vote
Of the school children. Only two flow
ers. the sunflower of Kansas and the
unrhymabTp- Escbwtiortrts- of Califor
nia, have been picked out by the sol
♦ton wlsdtta i of state legislatures If
congress has a preference, it would
seetfi to be the carnation, which many
members of both parties wear on the
birtbday of William McKinley.
John Davidson, one of the oldest
and wealthiest citizens of Wichita.
Kan . "has never in his life worn a
neck tit Beery* moYnfng In the year
hc*pdtw*Jn h tie***-laundered collar,
but never a necktie. He says he
dees not think he could stand one.
and cannot see bow any man can be
comfortable with one on. Mr. Da
Ttdson -bss never owned a pair of
gloves- '•itner. He has worked in all
sorts of weUther'wiflß>ut any cover
ing on his hands.
Rich men often sigh over the bur
den of wealth, but about the euly
man who can make this lament lit
t-raliy. and who want* ruully and act
ually no more weight of money upon
him is the Washington treasury clerk
who had ills thigh bone broken by
• bundle containing over a million
dollars fu notes falllhg upon him.
When a member of the Belgian par
liament is making a long speech the
government furnishes his hen re
with brandy so that they may be able
to stand the strain. We think our
Scheme of permitting our statesmen
to retire to the cloakrooms while or
ators are in action is a better one.
The biograph has just shown In
Melbourne the ruins of Rome, follow
ed by the tulns of San Francisco, ami,
it la remarKable w hat a likeness there
is between nature's work of 1500
years gnd that of a day or two. re
marks'the Imperial Review.
- Those people who are looking for
the pole may not And it. but they wlir
manage to keep cool even on the
warmest days when the thermometer
rises as high as 48 degrees below
Peter Cooper Hewitt of New York
has edded to former triumphs of in
dention a "gliding boat." which Is
said to be able to make a mile a min
ute. It has a system of inclined
planes that lifts it to the top of the
waiter when in motion, and thereby
avoids the resistance of the water.
A New York lawyer has been re
tained to attack the validity of a
will which he himself drew. From
this we may work out an answer to
the conundrum: “Why is a lawyer?"
Secretary Taft Will Speak.
Secretary of War William H. Taft
has accepted the Invitation of Chair
man John' F. Vivian of the State Re
publican committee, and A. M. Steven-
Uon of the national Republican com
mittee. Acting on the suggestion of Re
publican leaders of Denver, to speak in
Denver August 29tb.
Mr. Taft, it Is announced, will leave
Washington for the Philippine* a
week before this date, and will take ad
vantage of the trip across the conti
nent to stamp his personality on the
minds of voters of a large number of
cities between Washington and the
coast, so that if Mr. Roosevelt persists
In refusing the nomination for another
term, Mr. Taft’s chance will be
United States Senator Knute Nelson
of Minnesota, who recently spent a
few days in Denver, said that Taft is
the Republican favorite in his state
next to Roosevelt.
"There is some talk of Fairbanks.”
said Mr. Nelson, "but he is not so
strong as Taft, because Taft bears the
official Roosevelt stamp. However,
the sentiment in my state, as well as
in' some other states the conditions in
which I am familiar, 16 that the con
ditions of the country are such as to
demand another four years of Roose
velt. The sentiment Is that Mr. Roose
velt should be nominated by accla
mation. thereby making It practically
impossible for him to decline the nom
Speaking of Minnesota talk of push
ing Governor Johnson of Minnesota for
the Democratic nomination. Mr. Nel
son. who is a Republican, said:
"The newspapers of the state have
spoken of pushing him for this honor a
number of times, but they do not seem
Prdspcerity Here to Stay.
Chicago.—There never was so much
prosperity throughout the United
States as now exists, and the outlook
for the future is for a continuance of
good times. There is nothing feverish
about the country. It Is mostly the nat
ural. healthy rise In the country's
growth. This is the general view taken
by Chicago experts In various commer
cial fields, who commented upon tha
New York interviews from editors of
trade papers, who declare that prosper
ity is here to stay. Chicago is becom
ing a financial center in away it has
never been before. Railroads are tak
ing a hopeful view of business condi
tions. Their change or attitude is
caused largely by recent crop reports,
which are prepared by the railroad
every year, with a view of getting
some idea of the number of cars and
the motive power which will be needed
to move the crops to market.
The railroad traffic men aay that
what Is lost In wheat will be made up
in corn and in other cropa. and that
there will be aa much business for
them aa there was last year. But even
the optimism has not been unchanged
hard enough to Induce the manage
inent to adopt a more liberal policy. It
is stated that if the reports continue
good the railroads will soon adopt a
more liberal financial policy. This
means that much work which has been
stopped will be resumed and ere long
thousands of men will be put to work
upon unfinished plans. It may have
an even wider significance, for if the
crop reports which the railroads se
cured are true it will mean an easier
money market. Railroad men every
were do not believe that hard times
are going to come soon, and tthis is a
radical change of front during the past
two or three months.
Millions Lost by Prohibition.
Augusta. reigns in the
liquor traffic In this state, since It Is
certain that the bill for absolute pro
hibition after January Ist. will he
signed soon by Governor Smith.
Augusta win lose $2,500,000 in prop
erty values and license taxes. At
lanta's loss will almost treble that of
all other whisky-selling places in the
state. Brunswick's loss will run above
the $1,000,000 mark. Macon will suffer
heavily in the loss of revenue and a
fine brewery. It was stated here today
that the railroads have offered to trans
port breweries and stills to other
states free of charge. The whisky In
terests win move to Florida and Ala
Black Swamp Proves Quagmire.
Colon. —The damage to the roadbed
by the sinking of the land around Lion
hill, ten miles from Colon, ia more seri
the track built over the marsh, which
ous than first reported. A portion of
is known as the Black Swamp, be
tween Aborca Legarto and Lion hill.
Sank within thirty feet of a number
of freight trains. Both ends of
Isthmus are tied up and passenger
trains are irregular, the passengers be
ing transferred by means of temporary
A similar stibsidence occurred in the
same locality several years ago. It
would seem that the swamp was un
able to bear the strain of the recent
double-tracking. All efforts are being
made to repair the damage as quickly
as possible.
Teddy Brutally Assaults a Jap.
IaOS Angeles. Cal. —Japan at last has
a real cause for war with the United
States, one beside which the putting
of a Jap restaurant on the "friz” and
the school question pale into insignifi
"Teddy Roosevelt," the famous os
trich. in a moment of anger brutally
assaulted a subject of the Mikado, one
Onaka by name, knocked him down
and after stepping in his face, kicked
hint in the ribs, breaking several of
them Onaka is in the hospital.
Onaka was trying to steal an egg
from th# mate of "Teddy.”
Strange to relate the female bird
bears the name of "Maria.”
Black Damp Kills Two.
Sheridan. Wyo.—Two Polish miners,
prospecting in the hills near Dietz, see
ing a ladder in an old shaft, went
down to investigate the hole in search
of riches. The first had descended only
eight feet when he was overcome by
black damp. The other man. thinking
his companion had simply fallen,
started down after him and was alsu
Two other miners who saw the accl
dent game the alarm and a rescuing
party was organized. They worked
bard, but were unable to be of any
use. One of the victims leaves a wife.
The men's names cannot be learned
Pettibone Will Not Be Tried.
Denver. —Attorney E. F. Richardson
of counsel for Haywdod, Moyer and
Pettibone has reached Denver from
Boise, at- 1 says th.i* with Hav-.v-wJ
acquitted and Moyer relea*«*l on $23.-
i:00 bail. Pettibone will ne.or be tried
for complicity In the alleged conspir
acy which resulted, It is charged in
the murder of former Governo*- St- un*
100 Rolled in New New York in One
Week and No End in Sight.
New York. —Chain coats of mail
promise to become the popular sum- j
mer atire here, and armored automo
biles the only safe means of convey
ance, If a sudden end is not put to the
city’s reign of terror.
Three cold-blooded and dramatic
murders in the center of the city In
as many days have served to accen
tuate grimly the fact that so far as
the safety of human life is concerned
New York is really on a par with the
wildest mining camp of Action and as
regards organized murder and terror
ism by blackmailing societies, closely
akin to conditions prevailing In the
middle ages.
The astonishing pass to w hich thing*
have come is instanced by the lack of
notice accorded to any but the most
dramatic crimes. Four days after a
doctor was strangled to death on a
populous street the matter had been
forgotten and the depredations of the
Black Hand society to whose hand at
least one murder a week ha* been laid
for months, only became worthy of no
tice when culminating in the blowing
up of a tenement house containing 200
Battle, murder and sudden reath
seem to be sweeping through the city
like a pestilence. Man hunts for as
saulters of children are of daily occur
ence in the suburbs, no less than four
occurring in one day on Staten Island.
The past week shows twenty-two mur
derous assaults, and deaths labeled aa
violent, exclusive of accidents, ap
proach close to the hundred mark.
On top of all this comes the start
ling revelations of the workings of the
Hunaklst, the Armenian secret so
ciety. which, it is alleged, brought
about the murder of a prominent Ar
menian millionaire because he refused
to be blackmailed.
Looting banks haa become a Joke.
Only this week robbers held up the
teller of a Broadway bank during the
noon hour with masks and guns in
true desperado style and got SI,OOO.
Many respectable citizens . it Is said,
are planning to defend themselves by
meeting violence with violence.
Chicago Man Claims to Have Proof
That Girl Did Not Suicide.
Chicago.—Charles A. Coey, wealthy
automobile dealer, has made the sen
sation declaration that he hod the wrlt
etn statement of a woman who saw
Miss Laura Mathews, whose mysteri
ous death At Colorado Springs brought
much notoriety to Coey. on the day of
her death. The woman assorted posi
tively that Miss Mathews did not com
mit suicide.
"This woman says she knows Mlsa
Mathewes did not take her own life."
said Coey todav on his return from
Kansas City with Miss Tlllle Green.
Miss Mathews' nurse.
They attended the funeral of the
beautiful woman, whose death, to
gether with the suicide of Amos R.
Rumbaugh, was the sensation of the
So certain was Coey that Miss Math
ews did not commit suicide that, after
reading the statement, he made a pos
itive announcement that he would go
to Colorado immediately after return
ing from a business trip east. He also
announced that he would call on the
state's attorney in the Colorado resort
to look up the coroner’s inquest in
search of any possible mistake. Al
though Coey today was willing to give
extracts from the mysterious letter, he
was unwilling to reveal the identity of
the writer.
"She la too well known In Chicago,"
said he. “She was at the resort for
her health, and under no condition
would I tell who she is.”
Say Orchard Will B e Convicted.
Butte. Mont.—" Orchard will be con
victed of murder in the first degree.
The community will not stand for any
thing else. But he will not hang, ac
cording to present plans. The scheme
is to have him sentenced to be hanged.
Then Governor Gooding will commute
his sentence to life imprisonment. Or
chard, who is to be provided with
money from unknown sources, will
then make his escape from prison. The
details Include a ticket to England. No
mention is to be made of his escape for
six weeks so that the fugitive will
be safe from pursuit.”
This Is the statement of Attorney
Peter Breen of Haywood counsel, made
on his return from Boise.
Breen does not reveal the source of
his information, other than to say that
Orchard "leaked" In the penitentiary
to convicts who were not in svmpathy
with him.
Attorney Breen says that rumor has
It that Attorney E. F. Richardson will
defend Harry Thaw.
Struck by Lightning.
Uva, Wyo.—George Mitchell of this
place, one of the most prominent stock
men in Wyoming was struck by light
ning while riding near Hartville Junc
tion. and probably will die. His
brother. Ferguson Mitchell, who was
riding near him. was rendered uncon
scious by the bolt, but was not se
verely hurt. When Ferguson recov
ered consciousness he found George ly
ing insensible, terribly torn and
burned, and his horse dead beside hint.
The injured man. suffering greatly,
was brought to his home here this
evening, and is not expected to sur
vive the night.
Beside the horse ridden by George
Mitchell, five other animals we;**
Disappointed Cowboy.
Cheyenne, Wyo.—Pete Dickerson of
Douglas. Arizona, who came to Chey
enne, with the intention of winning the
world’s championship steer roping con
test during the recent Frontier days
celebration, and who made such a mis
orable showing with the rope, will
.•amp here until the next Frontier
lays, when he will try again. He will
>onduct a saloon and restaurant In the
Prison Life Silvers Hair.
Pueblo.—Dr. I. Carrie Johnson, who
was recently pardoned from the state
penitentiary, where she served four
years for performing a criminal opera
tion. reached Pueblo and went to the
home of F. E. Sewell.
Mrs. Johnson's hair is silvered, but
she shows no other signs of her con
finement.. as would be expected In a.
. woman of her age. She will leave
coon for a tour of the East, and will
! probably spend the remainder of her
life on her farm in Missouri.
“My Cup of Happiness Would Be Full
If Moyer and Pettibone Were
Here With Mo Today.”
Denver. —William D. Haywood ar
rived In Denver Sunday night, one
year, five months and eighteen days
since he left here to go to Boise to
face a charge of conspiracy to murder
Governor Sleunenberg.
No one saw him start for Boise.
Thousands cheered him on his re
All aay, on the journey through Colo
rado. Haywood was greeted at the sta
tions by crowds who shouted them
selves hoarse and tried to drag him
from the train to make a speech.
Haywood's first care on arriving at
his home city was his wife. He carried
her tenderly from the train, put her
Into her invalid's chair, and wheeled
her through the shouting crowd to a
waiting carriage. Mrs. Haywood was
pale but smiling, and seemed su
premely happy at the reception given
her husband.
The crowd surged through the gates
at the union station and pressed up
close to the train. When Haywood ap
peared with Mrs. Haywod in his arms
the crowd let loose, and men. women
and children yelled their greetings.
The cruwd outside could not see Hay
wood but they knew he bad arrived,
and the cheering swelled out and up
Seventeenth street.
From the station to the Albany the
streets were lined with crowds, and
long before and long after the carriage
bearing Haywood passed, cheers were
given him.
“Hello, Bill!” waa the usual saluta
tion. and every time he heard it Hay
wood turned and smiled.
When the Albany was reached Hay
wood first carried his wife into the ho
tel and put her in the elevator, to be
token to their rooms. Then he returned
to the street and made a speech to the
thousands who jammed about his car
It was a homogeneous gathering of
people who received Haywood at the
union station.
There were fully 7.000 people in the
crowd, which cheered, clapped hands,
•houted with all the force of their
lungs and laughed aloud from sheer
joy. Well-dressed men and women
joined in the pressing throng to grasp
Haywood by the hand, and in doing so
rubbed shoulders with plainly, even
shabbily-dressed -men and women.
Even little children blended their
voices with the geueral shout when
Haywood first appeared between the
ranks of the committeemen, who
cleared the way for the wheel chair
in which Mrs. Haywood was taken
from the train to the carriage.
Questions of all sorts and kinds were
asked right and left by men and
women, irrespective of whom they
might be addressing.
“Is ha a big man?" "What kind of
clothes does he wear?" "Is his wife
coming with him?” "Do you suppose
he'll make a speech here near the sta
tion?" These were a few of the queries
with which policemen and members of
the reception committee were deluged.
Ten minutes before Haywood's ar
rived at the Albany hotel a big crowd
gathered there to greet him. A corps
of uniformed police in charge of Ser
geant Russell worked valiantly to keep
the multitude back and maintain a
passage from the street to the entrance
of the building, but the eager, crush
ing throng would not be stilled.
When Haywood's carriage was seen
turning Into Seventeenth street from
Glenann street a lookout on the edge
of the crowd shouted "Here he comes!”
and the shout was taken up by thou
The carriage passed through the
crowd as a boat through water, toss
ing the people aside in waves until it
stopped in front of the hotel. At this
moment two women fainted and were
carried Into the hotel.
Raising his bands. Haywood begged
the people to be calm. He jumped,
bareheaded, from the vehicle, and
waited for Mrs. Haywood.
Lift* Wife From Carriage.
The crowd was stayed by a cordon
of union men bearing banners on which
were Inscriptions such as "Liberty.
Justice. Equity." "Rescued by Undesir
able Citizens.” "His Motto: Loyalty to
Perspiration was streaming dawn
Haywood’s face as he hurried on with
his burden. Once he stopped in the
lobby to ask Mrs. Haywood If she was
resting easily. She replied. "Yes. Bill,"
and he went on.
P. H. Morrissey, grand master of th«v
Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen, was
in the lobby, but made no attempt to
reach Haywood when he saw him so
"Don't Leave Me Bill!”
As Haywood stooped to lift his wife
from the couch and carry her to the
room, she cast a loving glance at him
and said:
"Don't. Bill, you are too tired. We
will res* a while.”
“Tired! Why. this is easy." laughed
her husband, as he started with bis
"Don't leave me. Bill!" she ctied.
when he placed her on the bed.
“Indeed. I'll not. until you are taken
care of." was his reply.
In the meantime the crowd in the
street below was shotuing its impa
tience to hear the labor leader speak.
Arrangements were made by the ho
tel management to take him to the
first floor balcony. but Haywood
wished to be among the crowd, and de
cided to speak from the carriage. With
a parting kiss for his wife, he left the
room. A large American flag had
been spread on banners from the main
entrance of the hotel to the curb, and
under this he passed.
Cries of "Hurrah for Bill” and “Wel
come Home!" were heard on all sides
until his voice rose clear and loud.
Cheers are Deafening.
The cheers for a minute or more
were deafening. He took off his hat.
and. after the cries of welcome had
died out. he said:
"Indies and gentlemen, fellow union
ists—brothers and sisters: This is the
happiest moment of my life "
He was Interrupted bv a tremendous
cheer, followed by cries of "Good. Bill,
good!" When the crowd quieted down,
he went on:
"But my cup of happiness would be
complete if- "
He hesitated a moment, as he looked
over the heads of the people, then con
“If Charley Moyer were sitting here
on my right side and George Pettibone
on my left."
If 'twere possible, the cheer that fol
lowed this self-forgetful remark was
even greater than the one that came
after his opening words.
“I am glad to get back among my
friends.” Haywood continues. “A year
ago. when I was kidnaped, some of my
friends told me I would never leave
Idaho alive. But lam here and did not
come back in a box, as they told me I
More shouts, and cries of “You're
right, 1HI1.” greeted this remark.
Hisses for McParland.
“Mcparland "
Hisses and groans cut horn short.
Finally there was silence again, and
Haywood, laughing, said: “I antici
pated that!”
“Unionism is stronger today than it
ever v;as,” he continued, bringing
down his right arm to his knee. Ap
plause followed. “It has been growing
by leaps and bounds within the last
“All that the workingmen ask is
what they produce. Give us what we
produce and the mine owners and man
ufacturers can have the rest. On be
half of my wife and children, my
mother, the Western federation, my
dearest friends and myself, I thank
you for your loyal friendship and sup
port. On account of my wife, who
needs me by her side. I can't, talk to
you any longer. I want to get around
and take everyone of you by the hand.”
The crowd closed in, and for nearly
mi hour he shook hands with men.
women and children. Some of the
women carried their babies on their
shoulders, and Haywood stooped down
and kissed the little ones, at the same
time saying a word of greeting and
kindness to all.
Haywood Worn Out.
The mass became so great and Hay
wood became so tired and worn out
that he begged the house detective. M.
D. Flynn, to stop the crowd. He was
completely exhausted and his hand
fas so stiff that he couldn't make an
other grasp. The crowd took it in good
spirit, because they knew that he was
all in.
Flynn cleared the entrance and Hay
wood went to his room. He was fol
lowed by nearly 500 people, but the po
lice broke in and made them get out
of the hotel.
In his room Haywood received some
of bis personal friends.
Held on Charge of Murder.
Aspen. Colo.—John L. Taylor, hus
band of May Taylor, killed at Coal Ba
sin several days ago, waa held for trial
in the District Court on the charge of
wife murder. He was bound over to
the October term without bail.
The evidence at the preliminary
hearing showed that Taylor had many
times made threats to kill his wife.
He was unable to explain satisfactorily
how his wife shot herself, and told
several conflicting stories.
Mrs. Taylor and her husband did not
get along well together, and quarrels
were frequent. They lived in Aspen
for a number of years and later moved
to Coal Basin. Two weeks ago Mrs.
Taylor is alleged to have committed
suicide, and after the interment of the
body It was decided to hold an in
The case has caused a sensation, as
the people are well known here.
Mystery Surrounds Ghastly Find.
Trinidad. Colo. —With the pockets
of his clothing turned Inside out. in
dicating murder and robbery, the body
of an unknown man was found in an
arroyu between this city and Bowen.
The body was half covered with water
in a sink near the end of a long cul
vert beneath the railroad track and
waa in an advanced state of decompo
Coroner Slpe made an investigation,
but all efforts to identify the body
failed. The authorities believe the
man was killed undoubtedly by hold
ups while drunk, robbed of bis money,
and the body thrown Into the arroyo.
The remains are those of a man
probably forty-five years old. weigh
ing 210 pounds and an American. No
marks of violence were found on the
“You to the Rock Pile.”
Ix>s Angeles. Cal.—“l’ve got SIB,OOO
in a bank in this city. 1 will give all
or any part of it to escape that chain
gang sentence," said W. Bryan, real
estate dealer of laong Beach, arreated
Friday at the Astoria hotel on a
charge of beating his wife, when sen
tenced to ten days on the chain-gang
by Police Justice Rose today.
“Not in this court," replied Judge
Rose. "Any man who does the things
you are said to do will receive no
mercy from me and It is you with a
pick and shovel for the next ten days."
Mrs. Bryan testified her husband
had beat her unmercifully and that
she still bore marks of the blows given
Plugged Artesian Well.
Canon City. Colo. —The Chamber
lin artesian well In Eight Mile park,
from which one cubic foot of water a
second flowed several months ago.
was plugged up by some person, who
dropped an iron plug to the depth of
700 feet, where It lodged. The plug
was removed and the flow of water re
sumed. A second well was drilled to
the Dakota sandstone, under which the
artesian water is nearly always found.
A series of wells on the Chamberlin
ranch will be sunk to supply water for
irrigating a large tract of arid land in
Eight Mile park.
Leadville Gets Next Convention.
Idaho Springs. Colo.—At the secontf
annual state convention of the Na
tional Association of State Engineers
here held. Leadville was selected as
the place of the next meeting In 1808.
The new officers are V. V’. Nowels
of Pueblo, president. William S. Nixon
of Denver, past president; T. A.
Goldner of Leadville, vice president;
L. Is. Bryant of Cripple Creek, secre
tary; and Don J. McDonald of Idaho
Springs, treasurer.
Confiscate Armour Meat.
Leadville. —Five hundred dollars
worth of meat consigned by the Ar
mour Packing Company of Kansas City
to its agency in Leadville was confis
cated and destroyed by the city au
thorities. Marshal MacDonald has
made it a practice to examine each
car of cold storage meat when It
reaches this city. When he examined
this car he found the meat In a bad
state of decay, and at once notified the
agent of the packing company, and
the stuff was sent to the city dump.
Council Bluffs Gets a Fire.
Council Bluffs, lowa.—A fire which
started in the wheel house of Keys
Bros.' carriage factory at First avenue
and Twenty-eighth street, destroyed
the plant and stock on hand, causing a
loss of $150,000.
Illiteracy Prevails There tea Moat
A maxing Extent.
Of the 20,000,000 people Inhabiting
Spain, only about 35 per cent, can
read and write: another two and one
half per cent, of the population can
read without being able to write, but
the remaining 62 V 4 per cent are ab
solute illiterates. In the south of
Spain it is impossible to get a serv
ant who can read and write, and
many of the postmen are unable to
tell to whom the letters they carry
are addressed. They bring a bun
dle of letters to a house and the
owner looks through them and takes
those which are (or which he thinks
are) addressed to him. The Spanish
postmen are not paid by the state;
the recipient of the letters have to
remunerate them according to the
amount of their correspondence, and
each letter costs the addressee at
least one cent. It is a joke among
the easy-going Spaniards that he who
treats the postmen best receives the
mos 9 letters —whether they are in
tended for him or not.
Economy, Publicity and tho Paramount
Interest of Policyholders.
President Kingsley, of the Nov
York Life Insurance Company, says.
In an address to the
that his plan of administration In
volves these points:
"First: Strict economy; second,
tho widest, fairest and fullest public
Ity; third, tho continuance of the Nov
York Life as a world-wide Institution;
fourth, such on amount of now busi
ness under the law as we can secure
while practicing intelligent economy,
and enforcing the Idea that the Inter'
est of the policy-holder la paramount,"
Darky Would Have Had Trouble
Picking It from Sacred Book.
An old darky, anxious to be a min
ister. went to be ordained. He was
questioned thus: "Can you write?”
"No, sah!” "Read?" "No. sab!” How
do you know about the Bible?” “Ma
niece reads It to me!” "Know about
the Ten commandments?” “No, sah!”
"The Twenty-third Psalm?” "Neb
ber heard of him. sah!” "Know the
Beatitudes?” “No. sah!” "Well, what
part of the Bible do you like best?”
'Par’bles. sah!” “Can you give us
one? Deed. yes. sah!” "Let us
have It. then." “Once w'en the queen
of Sheba was gwine down to Jerusa
lem she fell among thieves. First
they passed her by on de oddah side
den dev come ovah an' dey say unto
her, 'Fro down Jezebel!' but she
wouldn't fro her down: and again
dey say unto her. 'Fro down Jezebel!’
but she wouldn't fro her down: and
again dey say unto her for de fird
and last time, for 1 ain't gwine to ax
yo no mo'. 'Fro down Jezebel!' and
dey fro'd her down for 70 times and
7. till de remains were leven baskets;
and I say unto yo', whose wife waa
she at de resurrection?”—Bystander.
Always in the Way.
Recently a country doctor in the
north of Ireland, a bachelor, who was
locally noted for his brusqueness and
irascibility, was driving along a nor
row lane, or "boreen,” when his pas
sage was effectually barred by an old
woman, who was returning from the
bog leading an ass whose panniers
were filled with peats. The woman
led the ass to the side of the laofc as
quickly as she could, but not quickly
enough to please the short-tempered
doctor. “Faugh!" he exclaimed, with
a snort of disgust. "Women and asses
are always in the way.” "I'm glad ye
have the manners to put yourself
last.” said the old woman, calmly.
The doctor drove on without another
All in Cold Storage.
An Oregon attorney, representing
a client whose title to a certain cold
storage plant was under fire, closed
an able argument before the Oregon
supreme court recently with the fol
lowing bit of pathos: “Your honor,
there is more testing upon your de
cision than this cold storage plant: a
human life is at stake. My client's
life’s efforts are in this cold storage;
his life's blood is in this cold storage:
his body and soul are wrapped up
in this cold storage."—Law Notes.
Until Too Btiff to Bend Over.
“When I drank coffee I often had
sick headaches, nervousness and bil
iousness much of the time, but when 1
went to visit a friend I got in the habit
of drinking Postum.
"I gave up coffee entirely and the re
sult has been that I have been entire
ly relieved of all my stomach and ner
vous trouble.
“My mother was just the same way.
We all drink Postum now, and with
out coffee in the house for 2 years, we
are all well.
“A neighbor of mine, a great coffee
drinker, was troubled with pains in
her side for years and was an invalid.
She was not able to do her work and
could not even mend clothes or do any
thing at all where she would have to
bend forward. If she tried to do a
little hard work she would get such
pains that she would have to He down
for the rest of the day.
“At last I persuaded her to stop
drinking coffee and try Postum Food
Coffee and she did so and has used
Postum ever since; the result has been
that she can now do her work, can
sit for a whole day and mend and can
sew on the machine and she never
feels the least bit of pain in her side,
in fact, she has got well and it shows
coffee was the cause of the whole trou
“I could also tell you about several
other neighbors who have been cured
by quitting coffee and using Postum
in its place.” "There's a Reason.”
Look in pkg. for the famous little book,
“The Road to Wellt!lie.”
MUST PAY $29,240,000 FINE
Heaviest Ever Assessed Against Any
Individual or Corporation in the
History of America.
Chicago. —Judge Keneaaw M. Lan
dis in the United States District Court
fined the Standard Oil Company of In
diana $29,240,000 for violations of the
law against accepting rebates from
The fine is (he largest ever assessed
agalist' any Individual or corporation
in the history of American jurisprud
ence, and is slightly more than 131
times as great as the amount received
by the company tnrougn Its rebating
operations. The case will be carried
to the higher courts by the defendant
The penalty imposed upon the com
pany is the maximum permitted under
the law. and was announced at the end
of a long opinion, in which the meth
ods and practices of the Standard
Oil Company were mercilessly scored.
The judge, in fact, declared that the
officials of the Standard Oil Company
who were responsible for the prac
tices of which the corporation waa
found guilty were no better than
counterfeiters and thieves, his exact
language being:
“We may as well look at his situa
tion squarely. The men who thus de
liberately violate this law wound so
ciety more deeply than does he who
counterfeits the cotu or steals letters
from the mail. The nominal defend
ant is the Standard Oil Company ©V
Indiana, a $1,000,000 corporation.
“The Standard Oil Company of New
Jersey, whose capital is $100,000,000.
is the real defendant. This is for the
reason that if a body of men organ
ize a large corporation under the laws
of one state for the purpose of carry
ing on business throughout the United
States, and for the accomplishment of
that purpose absorb the stock of other
corporations, such corporations so
absorbed have thenceforward but a
nominal existence.
"They cannot initiate or execute any
inherent business policy, their elimi
nation In this respect being a prime
consideration for their absorption. So
when, after this process has taken
place, a crime is committed in the
name of such smaller corporation, the
law will not consider that the larger
corporation Is the real offender.
“And where the only possible mo
tive of the crime is the enhancement
of dividends, and the only punishment
authorized is a fine, great cautloa
must be exercised by the court l«a(
the fixing of a small amount encourage
the defendant to further violations by
esteeming the penalty to be In the na
ture of a license.”
Followers of Bismarck Will Have Big
Time In Denver.
Denver.—Elaborate plans for the na
tional convention of Dsntschen Krie
ger Verein. or German Boidiers‘ Soci
ety, to be held in Denver August 17th,
18th, 19th and and 20th, are being
made hr the local branch of that or
der. A general committee of arrange
ments, with Gottfried Sclflrmer as bon
orary president and John Hecker as
chairman, together with many sub
committees. haa been appointed and
is now hard at work arranging the pri
mary plana of quarters and entertain
ment of the four or five thousand dele
gates who will be present from all
over the country.
No less than 15.000 German people,
among them some of the most promi
nent German-Americans in the coun
try. ere expected to be present in Den
ver during the four days of the conven
Chief among the attractions of the
convention will be the parade of the
visiting delegates and the sixty vari
ous German-American societies which
are located in Denver. The parade la
to be held on August 18th and it ia
promised that Denver will be trested
to the grandest military pageant ever
witnessed in this section of the coun
try. Fully 10.000 men in uniform are
expected to be in line, together with
many -bands, both local and those
which will accompany some of the
larger delegations from other places.
The German Soldiers' Association is
an order which has branches ail over
the United States. It ia composed of
men. both privates and officers, who
were formerly soldiers In the Vater
land. as all good Germans have been at
some time In their lives. The order
has been in existence some thirty
years in this country, being organized
Just after the Franco-Prusstan war by
ex-German soldiers who came to this
country immediately after their term
of enlistment had expired.
The order ia to the former German
soldier now living in this country Just
what the Grand Army of the Republic
is to the veteeran of the Civil War It
Is a social organization with the pur
pose of creating and maintaining a
bond of friendship and protection be
tween all former German soldiers who
have cast their lot in “the home of tho
brave and the land of the free.”
Flogs Wife Beater While She Waits.
Hazelton. Pa.—Louis Sambolia. ac
cused of wife beating, was publicly
flogged by Alderman D. A. McKelvey.
before whom he had been brought for
a beating.
After the testimony had be*n given
Alderman McKelvey seized the man
by the collar, dragged him into the
street, pulled the coat from bis back
and then handcuffed him to a tie post.
The crowd divined his Intention and
a man took off his belt and gave it to
McKelvey. The alderman is young and
strong, and the flogging was vigorous.
After a few strokes Sambolia fell to
his knees, crying for mercy, but Mc-
Kelvey kept It up until he felt that
the prisoner had enough. During the
flogging the wife stood by and seemed
to enjoy It.
$100,000 Canning Plant Assured.
Loveland. Colo—President Emp»on
of the Longmont canning factory came
to Loveland in response to a request
from the chamber of commerce to.
close the deal for a SIOO,OOO canning
•>«« and building has
been pledged bjj Loveland people at
a coat of $40,000. After signing the
contract Empion left for the East to
buy machinery. Work on the build
eferted at once and the
l * *• expected, will be ln oper
ntlon for the crop of mt. The factory
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