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LAMAR;- • • COLORADO A good man and cause to never fl nally defeated. Dullards are born so and not made •1)7 the schools. Japan, having looked about the world a bit, knows that cabinet crises are harmless. Morocco, having had a taste of gen eral disorder, will not be satisfied un til it gets the whole jng. France is buying so many airships that It looks as if the French govern ment'desired to start a museum of In conclusive inventions. Cuba may as well begirt planning to celebrate its newest Fourth of July, for Uncle Sam Is going to give K an other chanco to be good. Chinese claim to have discovered “graft” prior to any other nation. Their political system might well serve as a horrible example. No, Inquiring reader, the language talked by grip victims is not Esper anto, but It is certainly some kin to a universal tongue this winter. The czar may send editors to Si beria, but la powerless to prevent an enormous number of uncensored nov els from circulating around the globe. There are 80.000 more women than men in Massachusetts. It will be nec essary for the leap yeaT girl who ex pects to succeed in that state to start early. The Mosquito Indians are indulging In an uprising, and the people who believed they were harmless Individu als will probably feel that they have been "stung.” Gradually the recalcitrants are be coming reconciled to the absence of the motto that formerly adorned the new coins. Anyhow, they are making less fuss about ft. If this money scarcity in Germany keeps up much longer some peerless leader over there will be tempted to propose the free and -unlimited coin age of frankfurters. A convention of scientists has an other peculiarity, If -we mistake not. You don’t have to take up a collec tion to defray the expenses In order to Induce It to come here. Dr. Slcbel has discovered how every human body can make Its own elec tricity. Now let him show how every body can be his own patent medicine and make us all hsppy. A superficial Investigation might lead one to wonder tf somebody had not been making a bunch of graft | from the purchase of hose for the New York Are department. Count Witte and Gen. Kuropatkln are fighting over the war between Russia and Japan. It to not expected, however, that either of them will suc ceed in taking Manchuria. A famous Mexican vo’caao Is for aale. It would not be a bad Idea for some of the fire-eaters In congress to Invest In its sulphurously eruptive qualities as an old to their oratory. A man in New York committed sui cide because his wife stayed out late at night. It is a pretty good thing that the average woman is not affected to such an extent by a recreant liusbaad. “Lord Curson would tike to sit In fhe house of lordB,” says the Chicago Post. Meanwhile Ireland, which Is •expected to assist In the process, shows Bomo disposition to sit on Lord durzon. Sir Thomas IJpton rises to remark that the spicy breezes which blow soft o’er -Ceylon’s IMe misrepresent the facts In the case when they say he Is about to challenge for the Amer ica’s ‘CUp. Seventeen prophets have predicted that the world will come to an end during the preaont year. Inasmuch, however, as 426 prophets declared that doom would crack last year we de cline to be frightened. A French paper says: “American men marry for love, but the women for money.’’ In France all hands mar ry for money, and they bargain and haggle beforehand like pugilists wrangling over the weight question. A chair pusher at Atlantic City found a purse containing 9100 and received a reward of 12 cents for re turning It to the owner. What did he expect? It didn’t take him more than a minute to find it, and at 12 cents a mingle that amounts to $7.20 an hour, which is pretty good pay for these times, particularly on work which does not require a long course of training to fit one for. Now a German military expert Is criticising our volunteer Bystem and our National Guard. Those of our foreign critics who profess to see mil itary weakness in the system which lias served so far very well forget, or rather do not appreciate, the value of Individual Intelligence and practical patriotism as against a large stand ing army of trained human automa tons. They forget, too, how the forced conscription laws and the burden of standing armies are handicapping the resources of Europe, compared with our own vast Industrial development. A Gothamite, anxious to be useful after death, has ordered In his will that his hones shall be made Into but tons, his skin tanned and turned into bags and other parts of his body be made into violin strings, these inter esting souvenirs to he given to his friends. He is especially anxious about the violin strings, as he wants to furnish music for the living to ou- Joy after he is dead. Between buttons and violin strings he aught to be able to fasten attention at least for a time upon his post-mortem philan thropy. The countess of Yarmouth is satis fied now that $1,000,000 was a ridicu lously high price to pay for her titled busband. MEETING OF FORESTERS. Notable Gathering to Be Held at Fort Collins in March. Fort Collins.—The foresters of the ColoradA' and Wyoming reserves are to meet at the Agricultural College In an nual convention the first week to March . Gifford Plnchot and other gov ernment officials are booked for ad dresses during the sessions, which will last several days. Secretary Taylor of the chamber of commerce has complet ed arrangements for u public meeting that week at which the guests from Washington and some of the leaders in the active service on the reserves are to deliver addresses explaining the work. The object of the gathering is to stir public interest in the preservation of the forests, especially in this region where the need of protection to the wa tershed is vital to Irrigation interests. Professors Carpenter and Paddock of the college will deliver addresses at the public meeting. The plan is to have Greeley. Love land and other cities send representa tives, so that there will he wide dis semination of the knowledge to be gained from bearing such men as Pin chot. Another matter that is receiving at tention in connection with the coming meeting is that of a forestry depart ment at the Agricultural College. There is but one great school of forestry In the United States —at Ithaca, New York, an! this devotes its energies chiefly to the matter of preserving the trees of the Appalachian mountains. Fort Collins people claim this is nn ideal location for a Rocky mountain school of forestry and are urging that the city, as well as the college authori ties take up the question during the coming convention. Colorado College at Colorado Springs, through the kind ness of General Palmer, has had a for est placed at Its disposal for practical work, hut there la no chair of forestry at any western college. Woman Frozen to Death. Denver.—A Republican special from Sllverton Wednesday night, says: Mrs. James Waldron was frozen to death last night near Gladstone, a small vil lage eight miles from here. She and her husband had been to the cabin of Charles Capp, about a mile and a half above the village, spending the even ing, and left for home about 9 o'clock. After going a short distance Mrs. Wal dron became cold, tired and sleepy and took refuge In a barn near the road. Waldron continued his journey and with much effort arrived at the village and told of his wife stopping at the barn, being unable to walk nil the way home. The weather was intensely cold, the mercury standing at 15 degrees be low zero, and a rescuing party was at once organized and started for the barn, but on arrival there found the frozen body of the woman. She was thirty-five years old and Is survived by one son, by a former hus band. Today Charles Capp, at whose cabin Mr. and Mrs. Waldron spent the even ing, was arrested on the charge of sell ing ..quor without a license. Our Eastern Relations. Lowell. Mass. —In his address to the Ixmell board of trade Wednesday Secretary of War Taft said: "The possession of the Philippine Islands and Porto Rico wields a far greater influence among the world's nations than we at home suppose. There to a great deal in the influence of that which affects the eye. The visit of sixteen battleships to the Pa cific will have an excellent effect for peace rather than for war. “We are not going about the world with a chip on our shoulder. We are not hunting war. That is the last thing that thto country wants. “I apprehend no danger from the civilization of China, as some people profess. The argument has been that If China comes into competition with us we will be wiped out commercially. I hold that the more the Chinese are civilized the better market they will represent for the United States.” Gunnison Tunnel' Engineer. Denver.—A Grand Junction dispatch Wednesday night says: Official an nouncement of the appointment of C. T. Pease as construction engineer in charge of the Gunnison tunnel at Montrose was made here tonight. Mr. Pease's successor, E. E. Sands, has been transferred to Grand Junction to have charge of the construction work of the $2,000,000 high line caunl here. Mr. Sands returned today from Yu ma. Arizona, where he was In confer ence with the other officials of the reclamation service. He stated that the headquarters of the engineers would be opened In Grand Junction next Tuesday and the survey of the project pushed forward so that con struction work will start early in 1909. Mr. Snnds said: “When the various project engineers made their reports to the conference not one of them could In their state ment of production make a showing per acre one-hali so good as that of the Grand valley.” Colorado Crime Carnival. Denver. —The News of the 19th Inst, calls attention to the fact that twenty two persons dead and three wounded is the toll collected by the demon blood lust in Colorado In the forty-nine days of 1908 that have gone Into history. Seventeen of the dead are men. Five are women Twelve of the crimes were success ful, or attempted, double killings by husbands or crazed lovers driven to desperation by jealousy. Five were sui cides by men despondent as a result of reverses In love or business. The re mainder, with one exception, were crimes of passion growing out of dis putes or prompted by liquor-distorted minds. The flru killing was that of William O. Shlrey, January 13th, and the last that of Ethel Daviß Kirby, shot by her husband Monday night, before he ended his own life with a bullet from the same revolver. Railroad Fencing Law Test. Denvor. —Application for a writ of supersedeas was denied to the Colo rado & Southern Railroad Company by the Supreme Court Tuesday in the case of F. P. Kern, who secured judg ment in the lower court for the loss of a horse which was killed by a train. The railroad held that the fencing law of 1903, which requires all railroads to fence their rights-of-way, is unconsti tutional. The case will now come up for trial In the Supreme Court on Its merits. LARGE NAVY IS NECSSARY SENATOR PERKINS DEFENDS GOVERNMENT POLICY AND PLEADS FOR MORE SHIPS. PRESENTS STATISTICS OUR PACIFIC FLEET NEARLY AS LARGE AS JAPAN’S m . NAVY. Washington. -Senator Perkins or California Friday spoke in the Senate in justification of expenditures for the upbuilding of the American navy and of the policy of sending the fleet into the Pacific ocean. He reviewed the achievements of the navy and declared that it was the most popular branch of the govern ment service. He gave statistics to prove that the heavy expenditures on our navy since 1880 have resulted In gigantic growth for our iron and steel industries, nec essitating an enormous Increase In the number of men employed, with a cor responding benefit to the nation. "When the fleet now on its way to San Francisco Is joined by the other effective vessels on the Pacific.” Sen ator Perkins said, “we shall have a fleet of eighteen battleships, eight armoied cruisers, thirteen protected cruisers, thirteen destroyers, five tor pedo boats and two submarines. The battleships and cruisers alone, aggre gate 4.<>,172 tons, while the other naval power on the Pacific —Japanese —has only 784,701 tons in all classes of ves sels. The Pacific fleet will be amply able to protect our interests in that ocean.” Attention was called to the un broken record of bravery which the navy presents from Its earliest begin ning, and on the Pacific those who man the vessels will have the examples of Commodort Sloat, Admiral Kim berly and Admiral Dewey for inspira tion. The senator sketched the growth of the new navy from 1833 to the present day, when the United States has be come the second sea power in the world surpassing France by a small margin in the strength of our fighting force and for outstripping Germany, Russia and Japan. And this lead, he said, the United States is easily able to maintain. By authorizing only two more battleships of the big gun type, this nation would still lead France by 40,000 tons in sea fighting force. Reference was made to the change in the character of battleships which resulted from the lessons of the naval engagements during the Russo-Japan ese war, which taught the Importance of big ships carrying big guns, so that a greater weight of metal can be brought within a shorter battle line. Hence all the naval powers'are build ing ships carrying only twelve-inch rifles for offensive purposes and a com paratively few small rapid fire guns for defense against torpedo boat attacks. “The cost of the vessels of the new navy built, building or authorized is $309,359,190, while the total expendi tures on account of naval establish ment since 1883 Is $1,244,651,039,” said Mr. Perkins. “But this vast expendi ture Is not. as may be claimed by some, unproductive. The construction of the ships of our nuvv gave such stimulus to the iron trade that more iron mills were established, better ma terial was produced, prices were low ered and iron and steel came into gen eral use in all kinds of construction, so that now we are the greatest Iron and steel manufacturers in the world.” “In 1880 there were only 140,000 wage earners in the iron and steel in dustry of the country, earning $55,000,- 000 and turning out products worth $296,000,000. In 1905 there were 857.- 000 wage earners earning $482,000,000 and turning out products worth $2,- 176,000,000. The average wage in creased from S4OO to SSOO. “The average wage of workmen In the Iron and steel Industry will today more than pay the cost of all the ves sels of our new navy built, building or authorized; and one half the value of the iron and steel product for a single year will pay the entire cost of the naval establishment since 1883.” Great Olympic Stadium. London.—The last girder for the steel structure of the great stadium at Shepherd's Bush, Loudon, In which the Olympic games will he contested this year, wis placed in position last week, and some Idea can now be obtained of the magnitude of the Britisli Olympic Association’s undertaking. This stadium has been designed to accommodate 70.000 spectators, and be sides will contain rooms for the com petitors. officials and general public and a lot of floor space for exhibits of sporting Implements. The center is a turf arena 700 feet in length by 300 feet In width, around which lias been laid a running track having three laps to the mile and outside this again a cycling track having two and three quarter laps to the mile. The turf and tracks were laid Inst fall and are already In splendid condi tion and have been declared the best in England. Alongside the arena is a swimming pond 100 metres in length, with a deep space in the middle for high diving and water polo, events which the committee believe will be among the most interesting of the meeting. The games to ho contested in the sta dium will be divided into two parts, the mnin Olympic games, opening on July 13th, will include athletics, cy cling, fencing, gymnastics, archery, swimming and wrestling, and the win ter games, beginning on October 19th, and including football, both Rugby and Association, hockey and lacrosse. For the games which can not he played In the stadium the association has made arrangements with the clubs in nnd around London for the use of their grounds. Upward of twenty countries have formed Olympic committees to pro mote the participation of their athletes in these games, and if the men respond as they have promised, the meeting will be one of the greatest ever held. The third Japanese baby horn In Wyoming has arrived at the home of Tatsumo Nlshlmura, a leader of the Cheyenne Japanese colony. The Nishi muras ar? Christians, and the young ster, which is a girl, is to he ’n the Congregational f.'Mth NO JIM'GROW FOR CAPITAL SEPARATE CAR QUESTION RAISES FIERCE DEBATE IN THE HOUSE. FINALLY VOTED DOWN SHARP SPEECHES ON BOTH SIDES OCCASION LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE. Washington. -The race question .*ame to the surface in the house Sat urday when Mr. Heflin of Alabama of fered an amendment to the District of Columbia street railway trackage hill providing for “Jim crow” cars. Mr. Heflin declared that separate coaches for the whites and blacks had solved the race problem in Alabama, and he expressed the opinion that such an ar rangement would solve it in Washing ton. Mr. Foster of Vermont voiced his protest against the amendment, and said that It was regrettable that on the birthday of George Washington "such an un-American proposition” should he advanced “Does my friend believe Washington himself would vote for this amend ment If he was here?” inquired Mr. Griggs of Georgia, amid laughter. “Emphatically no,” responded Mr. Foster. The amendment was bitterly fought by Mr. Madden of Illinois, who as serted that Congress should never leg islate in favor of one element against another. He was twitted by Mr. Griggs, who inquired of him if he remembered the “shotgun quarantine established by Gov. Tanner against negroes.” Mr. Madden responded that he never conceded the right of the governor to act as he did. By this time a number of Southern members were vainly seeking recogni tion. “Which race does the amendment discriminate against?” inquired Mr. Humphreys of Mississippi, who first got the chairman's eye. "I don’t concede the right of the gen tleman to ask such a question,” Mr. Madden replied, at which the Demo crats derisively laughed. Mr. Humphreys insisted that the amendment provided equal hut sepa rate accommodations. He provoked Democratic laughter and applause when he said, pointing to the mem bers in the galleries, that although the Republicans were the friends of the negroes, he could not see any members of the African race In those galleries. “Has the gentleman ever issued any cards to the members’ gallery to a negro?” asked Mr. Griggs, insistently. “Yes, sir.” Mr. Madden replied, ’’and I will he glad to do so again.” It remained, however, for Mr. Camp bell of Kansas to arouse the interest of the house on the subject. He de fended the negroes of Washington, and said he never noticed anything offen sive on thtelr iwh-t bn street cars. Mr. Campbell said he would regard it as an evil day when Congress would create a class distinction. A voice was heard to say that the Republicans were after negro votes. This Inflamed Mr. Campbell, who de clared it to he "a shame to the gentle man from Alabama and his party that there arc thousands of colored men in his state and In the south who have nu vote.” Laughter was brought down upon him when, after stating that Kansas guaranteed the rights and privileges of ever)' citizen. Mr. Bartlett of Georgia read a dispatch stating that Booker Washington had been denied hotel ac commodations at Wichita, Kan. Mr. Campbell took the matter seri ously and declared that if the dispatch was true and Washington had the time to give to an action in the court, the hotel keeper could be made defendant in an action for damages and he added amid shouts of laughter, ’’the prob abilities are the hotel man was a Dem ocrat from Alabama or Georgia.” "The Democrats from Alabama or Georgia,” interjected Mr. Bartlett of Georgia, “don't go to Kansas very of ten.” "And they don’t stay Democrats when they do go,” was Mr. Campbell’s quick retort. The house was thrown into an up road when Mr. Simms, Tennessee, af ter urging the members to get hack on the railway 1)111, said: thresh the negro question out later, even if we have to thresh each other out.” Debate on the question was brought to a close by Mr. Smith of Michigan, declaring that the amendment, if adopted, would drive the street rail ways ln’o bankruptcy. The amendment was defeated, 140 to 58. Mondell Homestead Bill. IVIV/ItULII n w lM'-OivaU UNI. a Washington. Representative Mon dell Friday introduced a now 320-acre homestead hill somewhat different frem tlie Smoot hill reported to the Sen ate last week, which applies only to Colorado, Idaho. Montnna, Nevada, North nnd South Dakota, Orcgori, Utah, Wyoming. New Mexico nnd Ari zona, and permits persons qualified to make homesteads to take up under the homestead law 320 acres of non-min eral. non-irrigable. unreserved nnd un appropriated surveyed public lands which do not contain merchantable timber. Persons who have mtde homestead entries under the present. law may ac quire additional land up to an aggre gate of 320 acres, and residence on the first entry shall be deemed sufficient to cover the addition. In making final proof entrvmen mu3t show that - ne-eighth of the entry has been continuously cultivated and that improvements been made to the extent of $1.25 for each acre embraced in the entry. Entrymen making 320-acre home steads may commute at the rnd of two years, bu; they must take oath that the entry is made for their own benefit and not for speculation. Bovori Trial Set. Florence.—Judge Bailey of the Dis trlct Court Saturday set the trial of Antono Bovori, charged with the mur der of four Italians of this county re cently, for April 27th. He will first he tried for the murder of Joseph Min'- ichiella, and if not convicted on this charge, then for the murder of Mrs. Frank Palmetto. Ancola Buffet! and Michael Mlniohiello. Bovori is still in Jail at Pueblo. PASSENGERS IN PERIL. Colorado Midland Train Narrowly Ea capes Fearful Disaster. Denver. —One of the most remark able and narrow escapes from a rail road catastrophe ever recorded in this state, which probably would have eclipsed In horror any In the history of Colorado railroud wrecks, had it happened, occurred at 9 o’clock in the evening of February 17th, on the west bound Colorado Midland road as train No. 6 was rounding the famous Hell Gate between Busk and Ivanhoe. Only the presence of mind of S. B. Hopkins, a Rock Island tourist man ager, who was on board, prevented the train from leaping the track at Hell Gate and falling into the canon below with Its nine coaches of passengers. W. R. Armor, a former Denver man, now of Salt l.ake, who was on board, tells the story. The engineer stepped out of his cab for a moment on the run ning board of the engine to examine something. The cab door blew shut behind him, and the fireman, who had not seen him go out, thought he had lost control of the engine and jumped to save his life. He became frightened and leaped from the cab himself. The engine was running down a heavy grade and in a few moments had gained a frightful speed. Mr. Hopkins was In one of the Pull mans and, noticing the unusual speed, realized that something was wrong. He seized the emergency brake and pulled hard, bringing the train to a sudden stop Just as it was rounding into Hell Gate, where the chasm is a 1,000 feet down. The engineer was found upon the engine, but the fireman was missing. The pussengers instituted a search for him and after an hour’s hunting he was found far back along the track with both legs broken and otherwise so injured that he was still uncon scious when removed from the train to a hospital in Glenwood Springs. The passengers were so grateful that they sent a letter to the Rock Island headquarters at Chicago, com mending the action of Mr. Hopkins. To Amend Sherman Law. Washington.—Representative Hughes of New Jersey has Introduced an amendment to the Sherman anti trust act designed to meet the objection raised by the Supreme Court of the United States in a recent decision. The amendment follows: ’’This act shall not be construed to apply to any ar rangements, agreements or combina tions between laborers, made with the view of lessening the number of hours of labor, or of increasing their wages; nor to any arrangements, agreements or combinations among persons en gaged in horticulture or agriculture, made with the view of enhancing the price of agricultural or horticultural products.” Riot In Philadelphia. Philadelphia.—The marching of nearly 1,000 foreigners upon city hall, where they Baid they Intended to make demands upon Mayor Heyburn, pre cipitated a riot in Broad street late Thursday nfternoon. in which twenty persons were injured before the police dispersed the marchers and arrested fourteen of them. The men, most of whom were Italians and Poles, marched from the foreign settlement in the lower section of the city. The leaders and a score of others carried red flags having a black border. Sev eral of the rioters drew revolvers and fired at the police, who used their batons on the head of leaders. No State Inspection. Denver. —State Dairy Commissioner Bishopp desires to correct an impres sion thot appears to be general among writers for the rural press that there is a state law providing for the testing of dairy herds suspected of being tubercular. Lately a number of the country papers have been printing edi torials suggesting that the law ought to be repealed. As a matter of fact there is no auch law among the Colo rado statutes, although several muni cipal councils have enacted ordinances providing for such tests in the case of herds supplying milk for those par ticular communities. War Talk is Nonsense. New York.—Whitelaw Reid, ambas sador of the United States to Great Britain, in a speech at the dinner of the Pilgrims of the United States at Delmonico’s, declared that talk of the obligation of Great Britain to sustain Japan in war against the United States was nonsense. The ambassador said that "there was not the ghost of a pos sibility of war with Japan,” and that there "was every reason to think the Japanese sincerely our friends.” Our relations with Great Britain, the am bassador said, were cordial and there were no serious complications. Immunity Prom Disease, San Francisco. —William P. Hatch, who Is delivering a series of free lec tures on health throughout the state, contending that the use of medicine is necessary, has announced that he will allow himself to be inoculated with the germs of any disease and will agree to work such germs out of his system without the use of medicine. Mr. Hatch says that pure blood Is all that is necessary to secure immunity from disease, and in his lecture tells the pub lic how by a proper understanding of natural laws perfect health may be se cured and maintained. Harriman Defeats Fish. Chicago.—Judge Ball of the Superior Court Thursday dissolved the injunc tion secured last October by Stuyves ant Fish, by virtue of which the Hnrri man interests were restrained from voting 281,231 shares of the capital stock of the Illinois Central railroad at the annual meeting of the company. The theory on which counsel for Mr. Fish based their arguments in support of the injunctlcn—that it was contrary to the laws and public policies of the state of Illinois to allow foreign cor porations to own and vote the 3tock of domestic corporations —was denied by the court. African Plums in Colorado. Denver.—A large shipment of Wick son plums has been received by a Den. ver fruit company from Cape Colony, South Africa. The plums were sent January 3rd. The fruit Is very similar in size, color and flavor to the Cali fornia plums of the same variety, placed on the Denver market in the summer. The only practical difference is the price which makes the African plum a luxury. STOESSEL IS CONDEMNED DEFENDER OF PORT ARTHUR SEN TENCED TO DEATH BY COURT-MARTIAL. WITH PLEA FOR MERCY FOUGHT WITH COURAGE, BUT SURRENDERED BEFORE IT WAS NECESSARY. St. Petersburg. General Stoessel was condemned to death Thursday by a military court for the surrender of Port Arthur to the Japanese. General Fock, who commanded the Fourth Fast Siberian division of Port Arthur, v.as ordered reprimanded for a disciplinary offense which was not connected with the surrender, and General Smyrnoff, acting commander of the fortress, and Major General Reiss, chief of staff to General Stoessel, were acquitted of the charges against them for luck of proof. The court recommended that the death sentence upon Lieutenant Gen eral Stoessel be commuted to ten years’ imprisonment in a fortress, and that he be excluded from the service. General Voder, president of the court, read the sentences amid a tense silence. By a great effort of self-con trol, Generul Stoessel maintained rigid, soldier-like impassivity. General Smyr noff was seemingly unmoved, but there wore tears In the eyes of General Reiss. The sentence of death was pro nounced upon General Stoesqel, "for surrendering the fortress before all means of defense had been exhausted; for failing to enforce his authority, and for military misdemeanors.” Commutation of the sentence was asked on the ground that “Port Arthur, beset by overwhelming forces, de fended itself under General Stoessel's leadership with unexampled stubborn ness and filled the world with aston ishment at the heroic courage of its garrisons; that several assaults had been repulsed with tremendous losses on the persistent enemy; that General Stoessel throughout the siege had maintained the heroic courage of the defenders, and finally, that he had taken energetic part in these cam paigns.” Before the sentence was read meas ures were taken to prevent a demon stration in favor of General Stoessal by a number of the younger officers and witnesses who were present. These latter sent a dispatch to the empress saying that they would humbly bear testimony that General Stoessel was the soul of the defense of Port Arthur; that he had always encouraged and put beart into the garrison, and that in rise of war they would wish to serve again under General Stoessel. They asked the empress g-aclously to be speak from the emperor a full pardon. There was a dramatic Moment after the reading of the sentence, when a detachment of soldiers filed into the hall. The spectators, thinking that they were about to seize General Stoes sel, displayed great excitement, several women fainting. It developed, how ever, that this was merely a guard for the dispersal of the court. General Stoessel, who was accompa nied by his son, was the object of a sympathetic demonstration, friends kissing and shaking him by the hand ns he left the court room leaning on his son's shoulder. A public festival is being organized by the municipality of St. Petersburg In honor of the defenders of the fort ress. Shooting at Alamosa. Denver. —A Republican special from Alamosa Thursday night says: Glen Holbrook, only son of Judge C. C. Hol brook, shot and probably fatally wounded M. M. Lowther, timekeeper for the Denver & Rio Grande, in the latter's apartments on Main street this morning at 10:30 o’clock. The death of Mr. Lowther is hourly expected. In the room at the time of the shoot ing, when both men emptied their re volvers, was Mrs. Lowther. the pretty young wife of the wounded man, to whom, it is alleged, young Holbrook has been paying attentions for some time. Although at least ten shots were flred, only the one bullet which struck Mr. Lowther in the left groin took ef fect. Holbrook was Inside a closet during the duel. Pike’s Peak Weather Station. Washington.—The house committee on agriculture Thursday agreed to in sert in the agricultural appropriation bill an amendment urged by Represen tative Cook to re-establish the weather station on the summit of Pike’s Peak. The amendment provides an appropria tion of $5,000 for installation-3f modern appliances and the salaries of three men for the first year. It is the de sire of Chief Moore of the weather bu reau that an appropriation of $15,000 be made next year for erecting a perm anent and substantial building for this station, which he believes will be one of the most valuable* in the weather service. Palmer’s Ninth Park Gift. Colorado Springs.—A five-acre site for a city park on East Boulder creek, close to the center of the residence district of Colorado Springs, has been tendered by Gen. W. J. Palmer to the City Council. Adjoining the park site, which was originally intended for a reservoir, is the site for the new Dea coness’ hospital to be erected this sum mer at a cost of $55,000. The site for the hospital, which comprises four acres, was also donated by Gen. Pal mer about a year ago. Each site is valued at about $20,000, and the dona tion of the Boulder street site makes the ninth park given to Colorado Springs by General Palmer. Good Apple Prospects. Denver.—A Florence dispatch says: Fruit growers are looking this year for the largest apple crop in the history of Fremont county. The trees are all strong and well pruned. The belief In a large crop is due to the failure of the last two Beasons. There were no apples last year and the fall crop of 1900 was frozen on the trees. The con tinued cold nights are keeping the buds from bursting too early this year. List year the apple trees were In 1 X>om at this time. The General Demand of the Well-Informed of the World has always been for a simple, pleasant and efficient liquid laxative remedy of known value; a laxative which physicians could sanction for family use because its com* ponent parts arc known to them to be wholesome and truly beneficial in effect acceptable to the system and gentle, yet prompt, in action. In supplying that demand with its ex* cellent combination of Syrup of Figs and Elixir of Senna, the California Fig Syrup Co. proceeds along ethical lines and relies on the merits of the laxative for its remark able success. That is one of many reasons why Syrup of Figs and Elixir of Senna is given the preference by the Well-Informed. To get its beneficial effects always buy the genuine—manufactured by the Cali fornia Fig Syrup Co., only, and for sole by all leading druggists. Price fifty cents per bottle. CUT OUT FOR A FINANCIER. Bhrewd Rascal Made Good Thing Out of Whistling Geese. Two rogues passed a poultry shop. Beclng two geese hung up for sale one of tho rogues Inserted In the gullet of the goose a little bulb with whistle attached. When the bulb was pressed the whistle sounded. Then, entering the store, he told the proprietor that be had hanging out side a very rare kind of whistling goose. The proprietor at once sold the goose for a big sum to a very learned professor, who was astonished to hear about the whistling goose. Seeking the man who had placed the whistle In the gullet of the bird, the proprietor aaked him If he knew where others like it could be ob tained. "Well,” said the crafty fellow, “I know of only one place, and If you will pay me a big price I will get several for you.” So the rogue brought a dozen fowls. In the gullet of each of which he thrust a whistle, and was paid an ex orbitant price for them before the hoax was discovered. A Nature Student. The faculty with which the New York child grasps the "new idea" in matters educational Is charmingly il lustrated in a composition recently penned by a six-year-old. Her teach er had asked for brief compositions on "Animals I Have Seen.” This Is the result, written in the present day vertical penmanship: "Do you Bee the little robin swing ing on the tree? Do you see the little goldfish a-swimming in the bowl? Who teached these two to fly so beau tifully together? Who struck the feathers on their breasts? ’Twas God •—'Twas God. He done it.” Dogs to Watch Churches. Ever since the robbery of a valuable Van Dyck at Courtral the churches of Bruges, which contain so many treas ures, have taken extraordinary meas ures to prevent similar losses. At the Church of Notre Dame, Bruges, a watchman perambulates the chutch at night accompanied by a dog. A similar course is adopted at the Cathedral of St. Saviour and other churches. Things Mixed. Little Willie, who had been listening to some scientific talk about the brain's functions, pondered over some new expressions he had heard, and that night when he was going to bed asked earnestly: "Mamma, when people’s hair begins to turn, is It because the gray matter In their brains Is leaking through?” Why not the Natural laxative, Garfield Tea? It’a Pure, Mild and Potent. Made of Herbs. Write for samples. Garfield Tea Co., Brooklyn, N. Y. It is the confiding nature of some women that makes them want to tell you their family troubles before you have known them ten minutes. ONLY ONE "BROMO QUININE" o.’r. -’imo.au yiiIMSE" That Is LAXATIVE IIROMOOUNISK. Look fo» Abe signature of B. W. (iItOVK. L'bod lbs World •ver to Cure a Cold in One Bar- 20c. You will be surprised to find how much good there Is in the world It you'll sit up and take notice. Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup. 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