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LAMAR, COLORADO. m i, . ■ ..-i —a— Stepping accidentally on the corns of the end-seat hog might some. When money is put above man hood, financial vice triumphs over vir tue. Some men risk their lives knowing ly and voluntarily for their country, some for those they love, and some go Into automobile racing. An Atlanta girl has joined a chorus In spite of the fact that the man to whom she is engaged threatens to give her up. He can’t bo very rich. Women’s shoes will bo more pointed this fall, according to a fashion au thority, and the chiropodists are look ing forward to a rush of business. It costs the government $35,000,000 a year now to distribute the mail to the farmers, but remarks the Topeka Herald, it Is worth the money. The New York woman who has been living with a bullet In her brain has more or less excuse for shooting off her mouth, as she has been doing of late. . That Brooklyn widow who weighs 525 pounds and is still growing, should look around soon If she expects to find a man who thinks she is worth her weight in gold. Prince d’Abro of Egypt says that In his country people are Blow to anger und never strike until some one strikes them first. How in the world do they ever get up fights, then? In Boston the tribe of Sullivans has Increased to such an extent that it now ranks next to tho Smiths in the city directory. A few Emersons still reside there, but they don't occupy as much space as formerly. Emperor William, while attending »rmy maneuvers, is living In a porta bio asbestqs house. The kaiser Ims been regarded as a ‘‘warm" proposi tion, but no one imagined his caloric had reached such a high degree as that. Huge sums of money were carried through the streets of New York re cently in an open wagon and without protection. Crooks will feel like suing the authorities for damages for not letting them know about it until next day. A girl says she is not acquainted with a man who met her on the street car and claimed her as his wife. This Is a rapid age, but at that no man should marry a woman who isn’t ac quainted with him without telling her anything about it Capt. Roald-Amundsen. being a wise person, will have hia polar bears thor- Dughly broken to harness befor riding them to the north pole. Also ho should require with each bear a writ ten guaranty that It would not eat man meat under any circumstances. A lawyer In a New York police court testified that he hd never done any thing wrong In his life. And yet, up to date, he lmß not received an offer to go into vnudevllle or had a bid for the National museum or Smithsonian Inlttutlon as one of the greatest of all living curiosities. New Orleans and Galveston both meet the ships that bring in immi grants with a brass band welcome. If this doesn’t turn the tides south ward it is likely that something sub stantial. like 40 acres and a mule to every head of a family, will be added to the glittering Inducements. Dr. Wiley says: “If we admit as a physiological fact that an animal should live four times as long as its period of growth, the time may come in tho far future when the average length of human life, instead of the exception, will bo threescore and ten.” Then life insurance rates can be reduced. Walter Wellman will be Jeered at for making a second failure of his projected airship journey to the pole, but as he very' justly observes, it was not suicide he contemplated, but actual discovery of the pole, and when it looked like one more than the other, how many of his critics, asks the Chicago Dally News, would do otherwise than stay on solid ground? A lady who ought to know what she is saying, assures us that there is a reaction from tbs extravagant living that hns marked the last few years. “Only tho extremely rich can stand the straiii,” she says, “and even those who can are beginning to ask them selves. ‘le the game worth the candle T Great profusion at a dinner with ex tremely rare viands does not neces sarily mean that the dinner is going to be more enjoyable than a simpler meal. The same argument applies tc many other things, and people are be ginning to find it out." The exposition which~Mexieo is planning for 1910 to celebrate the cen tennial of Mexican independence promises to be an exceedingly Inter esting show. Few countries have gained faster than Mexico in the last few years and few are more In the mind's eye of a good many far-seeing men. Somehow the gypsy moth does not gain in public respect since the zoolog ists have told us that he dates back to the glacial period. Old age some times fails of being honorable. A magazine writer said recently that girls do not eat enough, and now Mrs. Hetty Green says that the modern girl has too little to occupy her mind. And yet with their stomachs and their heads empty, according to thesovxrit- Ics, the girls somehow seem to get along. THE Princess Elopes. \ SYNOPSIS. The American consul to Bamchelt, a prlnclpnllty of Europe, tell* how the relgnlnic grand duke had tried to find a husband for tils rebellious niece, the Princess lllideKarde, finally decreeing that she wed the Prince of Doppelklnn, an ugly old widower, ruler of the neigh boring principality. Though he had been In the country for six months the Amer ican consul had never seen the princess. While horseback riding In the country night overtakes him, and ho seeks accom modation in a dilapidated old castle. While seeking admission ho Is sturtled by a beautiful voice breaking Into song. Tho place is inhabited by two young women and an old servitor. They give him food for himself und horse on condi tion that he leave within an hour. They lire seemingly bent on a secret escapade of some kind with one Stelnbock. CHAPTER ll.—Continued. Tho other—well, I couldn’t help it. It was Kismet, fate, the turn in the road, what you will. I fell heels over head in love with her at once. Eyes she had as blue as the Aegean sea on windy days, blue as the cloud winnowed sky of a winter's twilight, lyuo as sapphires—lrish eyes! Her hair was as dark and silken as a plume from tho wings of night. (Did I not Hay that I had some poetry in my sys tem?) The shape of her mouth — Never mind; I can recall only the mad desire to kiss It. A graceful figure, a proud head, a slender hand, a foot so small that I wondered if it really poised, balanced or supported her young body. Tender she must be, and loving, enclitical rather than erect like her authoritative companion. She was adorable. All this Inventory of feminine charms was taken by furtive glances, some times caught—or were they taking an inventory of myself? Presently my appetite becamo singularly submis sive. Hunger often is satisfied by the feeding of the eyes. I dropped my napkin on (he table and pushed back my chair. My hostesses ceased con versing. "Ladles," said I courteously, “I of fer you my sincere apologies for this Innocent Intrusion." I looked at my watch. "I believe that you gave mo an hour’s respite. So, then, I have 30 minutes to my account.” The women gazed at each other. One laughed, and the other smiled; it was the English girl who laughed this time. I liked the sound of it better than any I had yet heard. (Pardon another parenthesis. I hope you haven’t begun to think I am the hero of this comedy. Let it bo furthest from your thoughts. I am only a passive bystander.) "I sincerely trust that your hunger is appeased,” said the one who had smiled. "It is, thank you." I absently fum bled in my coat pockets, then guiltily dropped my hands. What a terrible thing habit is! “You miy smoke.” said the Bou guereau child who was grown into Womanhood. Wasn't that fine of her? And wasn’t It rather observant, too? I learned later that she had a brother who was fond of tobacco. To her eyes my movement was a familiar one. "With your kind permission," said 1 gratefully. 1 hadn’t had a smoke in four hours. I owned a single good cigar, the last of my importation. I lighted it and blew forth a snowy billow of heavenly aroma. I know something about hu man nature, even the feminine side of It. A presentable young man with a roll of aromatic tobacco seldom fails to win the confidence of those about him. With that cloud of smoke the raw edge of formality smoothed down. "Had you any particular destina tion?” asked Gretchen. "None at all. The road took my fancy, and 1 simply followed it.” "Ah! that is one of the pleasures of riding—to go wherever tho inclination bids. I ride.” We were getting on famously. "Do you take long Journeys?" 2 in quired. "Often. It is the most exhilarating of sports," said the Enchantment. "The scenery changes; there are so many things that cham and engage your interest; the mountains, the wa terways. the old ruins. Have you ever whistled to the horses afield and watched them come galloping down to the wall? It is fine. In England—” Hut her mouth closed suddenly. She was talking to a stranger. I love enthusiasm in a woman. It colors her cheeks and makes her eyes sparkle, i grew a bit bolder. "I heard a wonderful voice as I ap proached the castle.” said I. Gretchen shrugged. "1 haven't heard its equal outside Berlin or Paris," 1 went on. "Paris?" said Gretchen, laying a neat little trap for me into which my conceit was soon to tumble me. "Paris is a marvelous city.” "There is no city to equal it. Inas much as we three shall never meet again, will you not do me the honor to repeat that Jewel song from Faust?" My audacity did not impress her in the least. "You can scarcely expect me to give a supper to a stranger and then sing for him. besides," said Gretchen, a chill again stealing into her tones. "These Americans!” she observed to her companion in French. I laid aside my cigar, approached the piano, and sat down. I struck a few chords and found the instrument to be in remarkable good order. 1 played a Chopin "Polonaise,” I tinkled Grieg’s "Papillon," then 1 ceased. "That is to pay for my supper," I explained. Next I played Le Courier, and when I had finished that I turned again, ris ing. "That is to pay for my horse’s sup per.” I said. Gretchen's good humor returned. "Whoever you are. sir." her tone no longer repellent, “you are amusing. Pray, tell us whom we have the honor to entertain?” "I haven’t the vaguest idea who my hostess is."—evaslvelv. i By HAROLD MacGRATH jiC/77/QI? cn£THFn4/f QV77ET BOX? ‘HEAJZTS ANDS&SHSriTC, "It is quite out of the question. You are the intruder." "Call me Mr. Intruder, then," said I. It was, you will agree, a novel ad venture. I was beginning to enjoy it hugely. "Who do you suppose this fellow is?” Gretchen asked. "He says he is an American, and 1 believe he is. What Americans are in Barschelt?” "I know of none at all. What shall we do to get rid of him?” All this was carried on with un studied rudeness. They were women of high and noble quality; and as I was an interloper, I could take no ex ception to a conversation In a ’ lan guage I had stated I did not under stand. If they were rude, I had acted in a manner unbecoming a gentleman. Still, I was somewhat on the defen sive. I took out my watch. My hour was up. "I regret that I must be off,” I said ruefully. "It is much pleasanter here than on the road.” "I can not ask you to remain here. You will find the inn a very comfort able place for the night," was Gretch en’s suggestion. "Before I go, may I ask In what manner I might serve as a witness?" Ere the words had fully crossed my lips I recognized that my smartness had caused me to commit an* unpar donable blunder for a man who wished to show up well in an adventure of this sort. (But fate had a hand in it, as presently you shall see.) Gretchen laughed, but the sound was harsh and metallic. She turned to her companion, who was staring at me with startled eyes. "What did I tell you? You can not tell a gentleman in the candle-light.” To me she said: "I thought as much. You have heard Faust in Paris, but you know nothing of the French lan guage. You claimed to be a gentle man, yet you have permitted us to converse in French." "Was it polite of you to use it?” I asked. “All this.” with a wave of the hand, "appears mysterious. This is not a residence one would expect to find inhabited—and by two charming women!” 1 bowed. "Your presence here is even less satisfactorily ex plained than mine. If I denied the knowledge of French it was because I wasn’t sure of my surroundings. It was done in self-defense rather than in the desire to play a trick. And in this language you speak of witnesses, of papers, of the coming of a man you do not trust. It looks very much like a conspiracy." I gathered up my gloves and riding-crop. I believed that I had extricated myself rather well. "This is my castle." said Gretchen, gently shaking off the warning hand of her companion. “If I desire to oc cupy it for a night, who shall gainsay me? If I leave the latches down, that is due to the fact that I have no one to fear. Now. sir. you have eaten the bread of my table, and I demand to know wha you are. If you do not tell me at once. 1 shall be forced to con fine you here till I am ready to leave." Dates Her Will Many Years Ahead. Gives Nothing to Husband, So It Will Be Contested. Middletown, N. Y.—Because Mrs. Mary E. Blakeney, of Central Valley, dated her last will and testament 90 years ahead and cut off her husband. Otis Blakeney, from participating in her property, the instrument is being contested and about SIO,OOO in a New burg bank will stay there for some time to come. Mrs. Blakeney. who was a promi nent resident of Central Valley, died there recently. Her will, w’hich she drew up herself, was dated 1993. It "Confine me!"—nonplussed. This was more than I had reckoned on. "Yes.” She reached out to strike the gong. (I can not be blamed for surrendering so tamely. I didn’t know that the old servitor was the only man around.) "I am the American consul at B&rschelt." The two women drew together in stinctively, as if one desired to pro tect the other from some unknown calamity. What the deuce was it all about? All at once Gretchen thrust aside her friend and approached. The table was between us, and she rested her hands upon it. Our glances met and clashed. "Did the duke send you here?” she demanded repellent iy. “The duke?” I was getting deeper than ever. "The duke?” "Yes. lam the Princess Hildegarde." CHAPTER HI. The Princess Hildegarde of Bar schelt! My gloves and riding-crop slipped from my nerveless fingers to the floor. A numbing, wilting sensa tion wrinkled my spine. The Princess Hildegarde of Bascheit! She stood opposite me, the woman—ought I not to say girl?—for whom I had been seeking, after a fashion, all these months! The beautiful madcap who took the duchy by the ears, every now and then, and tweaked them! The princess herself, here in this lonely old castle into which I had so care lessly stumbled! Romance, enchant ment! Oddly enough, the picture of her riding a bicycle flashed through my brain, and this was followed by another, equally engaging, of the hus sar who rode cross-country, to the horror of the conservative element it court. "The Princess Hildegarde!" I mur mured stupidly. "Yes. I have asked you a question, 44 ‘Wait!* Bhe Commanded." sir. Or shall I put the question in French?”—lronically. "Was it the duke who sent you here?” There was a look in her superb eyes which told me that it would have been to her infinite pleasure to run a sword through my black and vil lainous heart. Presently I recovered. "Your highness, what the deuce has the duke to do with my affairs, or * with his? As an American, you woul scarcely expect me to meddle wit' your private affairs. You are the la*', person in the world I thought to mee this night. I represent tho Unite.* States in this country, and though am inordinately young. I have a« quired the habit of attending to m" own affairs." From the angry face in front of m I turned to the dismayed face bevono There must have been a question in my glance. The young woman drew herself up proudly. "I am the Honorable Betty Moore." (The princess’ schoolmate in Eng land! ) Her highness stood biting the knuckle of a forefinger, undecided as to what path of action to enter, to reach a satisfactory end. My very rudeness convinced her more than anything else that I spoke the truth. "How, then, did you select this par ticular road?"—still entertaining some doubt. “It is a highway, free to all. But I have already explained that.” I an swered quietly. I moved deliberately toward the door, but with a cat-like movement she sprang in front of me. “Well, your highness?" "Wait!" she commanded, extending an authoritative arm (lovely, too!). "Since you are here, and since you know who I am. you must remain.” "Must?” I repeated, taken aback. <TO BE CONTINUED.! bequeathed all her property to a niece, Mrs. Virginia Weeks, of Fairfield, N. J. It is believed Mrs. Blakeney meant to date her will 1903. On the back of the instrument is a codicil which pro vides that anyone trying to break the will or start any litigation shall be ex cluded from any benefits in It. She leaves nothing to her husband, but states that if the niece who gets tho property should wish to give the hus band anything she is at liberty to do so. His Way. "Pat, are you in favor of the move ment for world peace?" "Sure, sor, if we have to lick all creation to git It* CHEAP MEATS THIS WINTER FAILURE OF RAILROADS TO PRO* VIDE TRANSPORTATION RUNS PRICES DOWN. HITS STOCKGHOWERS GREAT NEED OF DOUBLE TRACK • ROADS INTO WESTERN TERRITORY. Denver.—Now is the time of year when thousands of dollars are drawn from the eastern money market and shipped to Denver In order to move tne gigantic shipments of cattle that are being rounded up on the ranges In the Rocky mountain ranges. With the scarcity of money in New York it re sults in an abundance in local banks, and the money will continue to flow in for the next three months. | Local commission merchants who handle the cattle are telling the same old story of the railroads' lack of suf ficient facilities to handle the live stock, and now that the roundup sea son is open and hundreds of herds of cattle are being brought into Denver dally, the railroad companies are re fusing to handle the enormous output and hundreds of carloads have been refused already. They Don't Keep Pace. With the rapid development of the West the railroads have failed to keep pace with the growth and conditions this year among the shippers of live stock are worse than they have been for several seasons past. The trouble is principally experienced in getting the cattle shipped from Denver to points East. The railroad companies say that this condition is not due to lack of proper equipment, but is the result of the many one-track roads which enter Den ver. This one-track system, they claim, has greatly retarded them and, with the increase of traffic, they are unable to meet the demand for sars or trains. The rounding up of the cattle on the ranges and the shipping of them to Denver will continue until December. The output this year will not be as heavy as last year. The past season on the ranges has been a good one and grass has flourished splendidly. Most of the live stock received has been purchased by the packing companies and slaughtered. The cattle are in good shape and the feeders will prob ably do a small business this year. Prices Continue Firm. The price on all grades of cattle con tinues to hold firm and prospects are for a good, steady market. The receiv ing of the cattle hardly ever effects the price, unless there exists a scarcity, which generally results in an increase. Meat will be cheap and plentiful in Denver this winter, owing to the commission men being unable to se cure proper accommodations from the railroad companies for the removal East. The Union Pacific railroad was compelled to refuse 150 cars of live stock for the East the other day. being unable to arrange for transportation. With the other railroads the story is the same. The collecting or rounding up of the cattle on the many ranges and the shipping to Denver, and from here the 'transportation East, constitutes me of the greatest industries in this country, and the money and labor It involves is great that it can hardly be reck oned. This is the busy season and the time when much money is put in circu lation. The prevailing circumstances among not only the cattle raisers but all kinds of produce men is evidence or the rich, flourishing and prosperous condition of the West. Morgan’s Picture Hangs in Saloon. New York.—The portrait of J. Pler pont Morgan, refused by him after it had been sent to this country by a Swedish artist, and sent to the ap praisers' stores, was sold at public auc tion today. It will bang henceforth In a saloon known as "The Golden Swan.” at the corner of Third street and Sixth ave nue. Next to it will be a life-sized por trait of Consul, the celebrated chim panzee. T. J. Wallace, proprietor of “The Golden Swan,” was the only bidder for the portrait. It was appraised in the auction list at $25. Mr. Wallace of ered $35 and the portrait was knocked down to him without question. When the picture reached this coun try Mr. Morgan declined even to pay duty on it. He said it was poor work, did not look like him. and was not worth $5. But it probably will be worth more than that to the proprietor of the saloon in which it will hang hence forth. Suicides Number 18 in 100,000. Chicago.—Frederick L. HofTman, statistician for a well known life insur ance company for a number of years, has tabulated the available suicide sta tistics of the country. He has pub lished his figures for 1906, covering sixty-five cities with a total population of more than 17,000,000. This shows 2,919 suicides, an average of 18 per 100,000 of population, and a decrease of 0.8 per cent, from the aver age for the last ten years. San Francisco still leads, with 37.9 per 100,000, followed by Oakland, with 37; St. Ixuiis, with 31.1; New York City with 18, and Chicago with 17. The same cities have led for the ten-year period, but Chicago showed a falling off last year of 5.2 per cent. Central Coast of Italy Impregnable. Rome. —The recent naval maneu vers which consisted of an attack on the central Italian coast demonstrated that it is impossible for a hostile fleet to navigate safely in those waters at night, all the attacking battleships having been hit by torpedoes from boats defending the ports of Syracuse and Messina. Drops Gun and Is Dead. Trinidad, Colo. —Johan Garic, an Austrian miner twenty-one years of age, died as the result of an accidental discharge of a revolver which was dis charged by falling from his pocket. The accident happened when Geric at tempted to move a pail of water. The bullet struck him In the right temple. He is survived by two brothers living in this country and his parents in Aus tria. Deputy Coroner W. W. Sipe went to Cokedale and made an inves tigation and the remains were brought to this city. COLORADO NEWS ITEMS There is not a vacant house in Love land. Eaton Is to have a new electrical company. Pueblo is to have a big cold stor age plant. A Greeley cowboy roped a coyote and lead it into town. The Gunnison tunnel is within 10,- 000 feet of completion. Grand Junction peaches were sold for $2.37% a box in Boston. Tellurlde, Ouray and Silverton —that great mining triangle—are beating best records. Land in Palisade, bought three years ago for $lO an acre, was sold, recent ly, for $1,050 an acre. Forty-five carloads of fruit netted Grand Junction growers $60,199.20. This is a world record. Grand Junction fruit growers say that a good crop of high-class pears is better than a gold mine. Claim is set up by Indicted drug gists at Fort Collins, that the grand Jury was illegally serving. Pueblo hopes to add a nailless horse shoe factory to its already long list of manufacturing industries. Robert E. Cunningham shot and killed himself on the grave of his wife at Leadvllle because of despondency. A mentally tjeranged Slav at Trini dad cleared a rooming house of its Inmates and smashed up the furniture. He was finally subdued. O. Hall, who was in business at one time at Idaho Springs and well known, died at Stamford, Connecticut. His brother, Albert Hall, is a prominent mine operator. H. W. Moore near Brush, harvested fifteen acres of potatoes which went 170 sacks to the acre, weighing 110 pounds to the sack. This is the record for this vicinity. A petition signed by Postmaster Walpole and officers of the Pueblo Business Men’s Association was for warded to Washington requesting that railway mail service be established on Santa Fe trains No. 601 and 602 be tween Denver and La Junta. Peter Sprohesa, a rancher, and for twenty-five years a resident of Las Animas county, died at his home near Johns lake, east of Trinidad. De ceased was seventy years old and a native of England. He is survived by his widow and three sons. Mrs. Augusta Cuthbertson of Oak land, California, seventy-nine years old, died on board Denver & Rio Grande train No. 2 while the train wus passing De Beque, of hemorrhage of the brain. With her daughter, Mrs. Kate C. Black, she was on her way to visit relatives in the east. The body will be taken back to California by Mrs. Black. Robert H. Gore, city editor of the Chronicle-News of Trinidad, and Miss Lorena Haury of Owensboro, Ken tucky, were married in the chapel of the Catholic church by the Rev. Father Brunner. The bride-groom went to Trinidad five months ago from Kentucky, where he was engaged in newspaper work. The bride urrived from Kentucky later. Old timers are predicting an un usually early and hard winter owing to the fact that so many porcupines are seeking civilization. Not in many years have so many of these little ani mals made their appearance in Golden and it in no strange sight to see one lumbering along through the street. One was so bold as to venture out on Washington avenue in front of the business houses, where it was quickly killed. The Portland Gold Mining Com pany, it is expected, will declare a four-cent dividend at the regular quar terly meeting to be held Saturday. The amount will be $120,000, payable October 15th to stockholders of record October 9th. Officials of the company are reticent about divulging their plans, but from outside .sources It was learned that they contemplate making the dividend four cents. The disburse ment will be one of the largest of the year in mining circles. Will C. Ferrill, curator. State His torical and Natural History Society of Colorado, gave a lecture last week be fore the Julesbuig high school on "Colorado Birds,” which he illustrated with a large number of bird skins from the museum of the society at the state house, in addition to hav ing lectured to about 12,000 Denver school children on historical and sci entific subjects free of charge, he sometimes gives his services also to the schools in other parts of the state. Dr. Amos Bourquin of Denver, who owns valuable grazing and agricul tural land and water rights in Web ster park and Copper gulch canon, which he acquired from the Canon Cattle Company, a few months age, has secured from the District Court an injunction against Antone Adamic pre venting Adamic from developing a water right from the underflow of Copper gulch and conducting the water across Bourquin's land to a 160-acre tract on which Adamic pro posed locating an Austrian settlement. Bourquin alleged that the natural and underflow water of Copper gulch had previously been decreed to the Canon Cattle Company. At the first fall banquet of the Greeley Commercial club over 100 members were present for the cele bration of the completion of Greeley’s new water system. Hon. James W. McCreary said the climax to continued effort had been reached by the entry of a decree in the District Court of Larimer county confirming the city’s right to a water supply. Mr. Mc- Creary sa4d Greeley’s water system is the most perfect in the state, that the water taken from the pipe line here shows a greater degree of purity than that of any other in the state, not excepting Colorado Springs. Pres ident Petrikln reviewed the excellent work done by the Commercial club during the past year. The directors elected, from whom officers will later be chosen, are: S. T. Neill. S. M. Good man, R. G. Strong, J. C. Moshed. J. L. Bartlett, A. J. Condon, W. L. Clayton! John C. Wylie and R. S. Graham. Traveling 4,000 miles to visit the schools of Weld county, is the record of Superintendent Harrison this year who has visited ninety-one school dis tricts, 105 schools and 207 teachers His annual report shows that Weld county has 6,996 children of school age, 3,534 males and 3,572 females. The average daily attendance in the schools of the county is 4.422, and school was taught on an average of eight months. The school property o: ‘he county is valued at $315,985. and there are sixty-five school libraries The total expenditures of the countv for schools is $194,106, and the re ceipts $231,740. BRYAN FINDS RUNNING MATE LEtylS BTUYVEBANT CHANLER OF NEW YORK 18 PICKED. JOHNSON DOWN AND OUT POLITICAL POT 18 BEGINNING TO* BOIL IN EARNEST. New York.—That William Jennings Bryan and Lewis Stuyvesant Chanler will head the Democratic ticket as can didates for President and vice presi dent, in the next national campaign, is an assured fact, from the New York standpoint. This forecast is based upon recent occurrences. One, the formal state ment made by Governor John Johnson of Minnesota that he is not and has not been a candidate for the nomina tion for president, and his declaration that he knows that William J. Bryan is, and has been, a candidate for the presidency for the past three months. With Johnson, his most formidable rival, out of the way, the nomination of Bryan, in the eyes of the leaders here. Is assured. That he will have the support of Tammany Hall and therefore will get the vote of New York state in the convention is also assured. The victory of Charles F. Murphy as leader of Tammany Hall in the Demo cratic primaries means that Murphy and his friends will be able to control the vote of New York state in the next national convention. This means, it is pointed out, that Murphy and his combination will be in a position to demand some recogni tion when the nominations are made, and that these leaders will demand something substantial is certain. They are now booming and will probably continue to boom Lewis Stuyvesant Chanler of New York, who was tho first Democrat to carry the state in years, for President, but their real purpose, however, is to secure his nomination for vice president. In or der to gain this end, if for no other, Murphy will support Bryan for the nomination, for he realizes that the latter will have much to sav on this question. Tammany’s Game. The Murphyites are particularly anxious fo secure the Chanler nom ination, for with him as vice president they expect to carry the state of New York again for their candidate for gov ernor and perhaps secure a Demo cratic Legislature. The latter is the objective point, for with the state government in their hands tho Democratic political leaders who have been out of office for many years will be able to rehabilitate their machine. The latter is still sadly in need of repairs, especially ns the last campaign with its distraction over William Randolph Hearst proved a great strain on the ancient concern. What Hearst expects to do and what attitude he will assume toward ono or the other of the two national par ties is not yet quite clear. The an nounced intention of the Independence league to go it alone in the next cam paign, on the heels of the published statement from Mr. Hearst that under no circumstances would he be again a candidate for President, has con founded the politicians in both parties. As General Grosvenor of Ohio, has cor rectly estimated, Hearst still holds the balance of pdWer in the Empire state and therefore, as w-ell as because of his influence in other localities, he must be reckoned with. European Capital Seeking Colorado. Denver. —Robert S. Oberfelder, a Sidney, Nebraska, capitalist and prom inently identified with Cripple Creek mining interests, was at the Brown Palace hotel the other day. Oberfelder has Just completed a five-months’ tour of the continental cities of Europe. In an interview said: "Comparatively few Americans are aware of the fact that the eyes of for eign capitalists are focused upon the commercial life of America. I was sur prised to see how thoroughly familiar Europeans are with the development and commercial advancement in this country, particularly so in Colorado. Their interest in Colorado’s progress and the opening up of what has been practicnlly undeveloped resources is unbounded and they stand ready to invest money in any legitimate oppor tunity that may be offered. This has not been the result of any boom that Coloradans have put forth but is the result of a logical conclusion that the tremendous mineral wealth in this state affords ample opportun"y for safe investment with fair dividends at stated periods. “Thousands of dollars are being sent to America weekly for Investment, ami no inconsiderable portion finds its way to Colorado. The time is past when the speculative stocks, such as railway shares and bonds, command the atten tion of the European investor, for the fluctuation in prices, many times un warranted, has caused the man of money abroad to pursue a much more conservative policy, and in fact he has become, if anything, overcautious. It is much more difficult now to place large blocks of railway stock abroad than formerly, consequently the finan cial tone of the old world Is on a much sounder basis than formerly.” Oberfelder will leave shortlv on an extended tour of Old Mexico and South America, where he has large interests. Carnegie to Build Library in Salida. Salida, Colo. —Salida is to have a Carnegie library, to cost $12,000 of which amount Andrew Carnegie con tributed $9,000 and the ladles of the Tuesday Evening club have secured the necessary ground and additional funds from Salida citizens. The build ing will face the City park on the E street side, and from an artistic point of view will be one of the flucst buildings in the city. Ten Cents a Mile. Please. Topeka. Kan—The railroads in Kansas will prepare a schedule of fee 3 to be collected while the fare is in force from passengers who do cot purchase tickets before getting on the train. For the present the 10-cent fee * Tj]* charged, but coupons redeem able at any station will be given. If the new schedule of fees is put In force these coupons will not be issued The railroad board is said to favor a schedule of this kind, - if the amounts of the fees are not excessive.