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UIIAK COLORADO Prague has forbidden the trailing skirt because It scatters germ-laden dust. The Mast Indian banuna has begun to compete with the West Indian fruit In Kngiis'i markets. Not everybody laments because tho days are growing shorter, for mean while the nights increase in length and fascination. Tho human heart weighs from eight to twelve ounces and through it passes 22 y f pounds of blood every inlnuto or 11,080,000 pounds In ono your. It has come at last—the women's aero club Is In Its genesis, and bridge whist will have to Join the rest of tho bUHted excitements In the discard. Ono drawback about a balloon and an airship is that when they get out of order the balloonist or aeronaut can not get out und crawl underneath to see what tho matter Is. Though It’s not absolutely certain, to tho best of knowledge and belief the barn dance of to-day is modeled In Its nmln features after the Indian war dance as It was danced from about 1750 to 1835. In some of (lie cities whero they Imvo "pay-a- -you-enter” street cars, the vehicles are more often known us "freeze a -you-flnd-change” trolleys, es pecially by women carrying infants and bundles In their arms. French admirers of W.lbur Wright V’unt him to fly across the English channel, but If he does ho will not be welcome on tho other side. That sort of tiling would suggest opening up tlie "tight little Isle” to aerial foes. There Is u new boom in diamonds and It sweei s clean. Soon women w ill he shopping for jewels and having thdr last year's diamond ornaments reset in tho latest design. Du lness has begun to move when diamonds ure lively. If Japan lias our civilization so thor oughly assimilated and tucked away In pigeonholes where It can instantly lay its hand on each Item, pray why Isn't it up In the air and leading the ! world In the perfecting of the flying machine-? A Brooklyn minister astonished his congregation by declaring that selfish people ought to commit suicide, i But he suggests an anomaly when ho ex pects selfish people publicly to declare themselvts such, even if they recog nize it themso.vos A novel method of pumping liquids from bore ho.r-s Is by means of an endless rope, tomewhat after the fash ion of the chAln pump, only in this case tho llqu‘«l to be raised is ab sorbed by the. .-ope and squeezed out between rollers at the surface. Some of th* weather experts In tho rural district* announce that we are going to hare a hard winter because the squirrels a*o laying in unusually large supplies of nuts this fall. Op timists will I*. Inclined, however, to conclude that this Is merely a sign of a good nut crop. “Tim" liealy, the Irish member of parliament, is quick at repartee. A voter once Informed him that he would “sooner vote for the devil than for Healy.” “Dut possibly your friend may not turn up.” said "Tim.'' adding in a tone of mild inquiry: "Perhaps you would support me, then?” A novel experiment to demonstrate the practicability of a pneumatic car rier was recently tried in Chicago. Tho "parcel” shot through a short length of sample tube was a 13-yoar old boy. He traveled at the rate of 16 miles an hour, and was In no way the worse for the journey. New York's state board of equaliza tion has tabulated the "equalized value" of real estate and personal property in the Empire state at ss.- 553,298,178; the total with per sonal property added In is $9,173,566.- 245. My, ray! New York Is almost ns rich as some of her wealthiest clti cens! When W. W. Astor found that Eng lish law sustained the people of Hover in their right to travel on the foot path across tho beautirul park of Ho ver castle, which he has lately bought, ho built a high brick wall along each side of the footpath, surely for once Justifying the ancient jest of calling him William Walled Off Astor. Wizard Burbank of California de clares that It Is quite within the range of possibility thtt Massachusetts farmers will soon lay out banana groves, ns before long he will have perfected a species of hardy but lus cious plantain that will come to per feet fruition anywhere in New Eng land. Pa Elkins says there has never been on engagement bet we in Ills daughter and the Italian duke. This being the case. It would seem to he up to l’a Elkins to nsk the duke, the next time he remains after ten o'clock, whether lie means business or rot. An enlightening commentary on the present stnte of affairs m Morocco is contained in a recent dispatch of the Ixradon Times correspondent in Tan gier, who writes: "A*yd-el-Azix in herlted a throne; ho haj left his suc cessor a footstool with the stuffing taken out.” The return to tho United States treasury of the sum of $1,172 paid out to a pensioner of the civil war. with the explanation that the recipi ent's conscience would not permit him to keep the money, is said to be something without precedent in the history of the administration of our pension system. This should not be Interpreted, however, as a reflection on pensioners In general. There are unworthy pensioners as there are un worthy persons who draw public money. In other forms, but they are ihe exception, not the rule. LATEST NEWS EPITOMIZED FROM TELEGRAPHIC RE PORTS THAT COVER THE WEEK'S EVENTS. OF MOST INTEREST KEEPINGTHE READER POST ED ON MOST IMPORTANT CURRENT TOPICS. WESTERN NEWS. Mr. llrynn wrote a graceful letter to Judge Taft, congratulating him on his election and wishing him success In his administration. Twenty-six men in Craighead county, Arkansas, are under arrest for night riding and have been held for the grand jury In bonds of SBOO. Engineers of the Wisconsin State Geological Survey are making surveys and other arrangements for the pro posed model highway in Milwaukee. Judge Frank H. Dunne, who has tried many of tho bribery and graft cases In San Francisco, has been re elected. Judge Cook, against whom the graft prosecution made a fight, was defeated. "I have no fault to find with tho re sult of tho election,” stated James J. Hill, president of the Great Northern, at Spokane Thursday. "Taft is a per sonal friend of mine, nnd his election is eminently satisfactory.” A monster petition to be circulated among the women of America and then submitted to President-elect Taft is one of the Immediate plans of the Na tional American Woman's Suffrage As sociation, ns outlined at Denver. ’»he Arkansas river at Pino Bluff began falling Monday night nnd the cnving-ln of the river banks on the south side seemed to be übout. over. Tho historic home of Governor J. S. Itonno caved into the river. The first complete precinct returns in California were received from North Coronado Island precinct. There are two voters in tills precinct nnd their vote was, for President, Taft, 2; for Congress, Smith, (llep.), 2. Arkansas state railroad commis sion, on advice of the attorney general, bus voted to Issue an order to the rail roads against their charging a 3-ccnt passenger rate. All the railroads are now charging this rate, und heavy pen alty suits will follow'. At a banquet of the Cincinnati Com mercial Club given in his honor two days after his election, William H. Taft made an optimistic speech which wns hailed as sounding the keynote of prosperity for the next four years. He declared that ho would strenuously en force the law against dishonest busi ness methods. A parade in which women carried red flags and banners was a featuro of the rlosing campaign of the Socialist party in Chicago. In accordance with an order from the police that no red flngs without mottoes would be al lowed, the women, who formed a sec tion of the parade, had their banners decorated with signs asserting that the Socialist party promised women’s suffrage. Rome G. Brown of Minneapolis, president of the Harvard Clubs of America, 1907-1908, says President Roosevelt cannot succeed Dr. Eliot at Harvard for two reasons: "First, he does not want the presidency; second, couldn't get It. Not conservative enough for Harvard presidency; could not get one vote Harvard Board of Overseers." GENERAL NEWS. All grades of refined sugar were re duced 20 cents n hundred pounds in New York November 6th. The Outlook confirms the published report that President Roosevelt will be associated with its editorial staff after March sth as special contribut ing editor. Upon the announcement of Taft's election Thursday the 5,000 operatives In two great thread mills in Newark. N. J., were notified that full time work would be resumed the next Monday. The Japanese steamer Taish Maru was sunk during a storm off Etoro island and 115 persons were drowned. The vessel was crowded with fisher men and passengers and of those aboard only twenty-nine were saved. A Paris journal states that Wilbur Wright has received a letter from Em peror William congratulating him on bis achievements and inviting him to go to Germany and continue his ex periments there. At Buffalo, N. Y., on election day, Herman Krause and William Waderse, pioneer farmers, were run down by a passenger train while on their way to the polls, and killed. Emil Krause, a son of one of the dead men, was prob ably fatally injured. The American fleet has carried our national games to China. At Amoy an eleven from the battleship Virginia de feated the Louisiana football team 11 to 0. and a baseball nine from the Ken tuckey defeated a nine from the iana. Nine Italian laborers were killed on the Grand Trunk Pacific north of Dry den. 200 miles east of Winnipeg, on the sth Inst. They were working in a deep cut when some charges of dyna mite were prematurely exploded, tons ' of rock falling on them. Two others j escaped. British motorists who have been hop , ing for several years that the govern ■ ment would establish a central highway department, are much encouraged by , the fact that Chancellor of the Ex chequer Asquith is seriously consider | ing this plan. • Dr. Emanuel Lasker of Now York. I the world's chess champion, is plan ning for another trip around'the world. The first place to be visited will be South Africa, where Dr. will play a series of games with Bruno Sieg helm of Johannesburg, who holds the n South African championship. American soldiers will hold a polo and military athletic meet in Manila be ginning January stli. President Chnrles W. Eliot of Har vard University has made no explana tion of his resignation, but it Is under stood that having served forty years nnd arrived at tho age of seventy-six, he feels that he is entitled to a rest. It Is rumored at Pittsburg that out side concerns have agreed with the United States steel corporation to re duce the standard price of steel rails somewhat —perhaps from S2B to $24 a ton —and that railroads have agreed to place heavy orders. Since election, reports come or fac tories reopened and increased forces set at work at Palmer Falls, N. Y., Or ono. Me., New Hartford, Conn., Fall River, Mass., Pawtucket, R. 1., New ark, N. J., Toledo, 0., Taunton and Ware, Mass., and other cities. It has been said that, following the successful maneuvers of the American navy, the British government is plan ning to send a fleet of warships around the world. Officials of the admiralty, when questioned, declined to give any information in regard to the report. j The reception which was accorded the visiting business men from the Pa- I clfic coast of the United States at Kobe, Japan, wns of a most enthuslas- l tic nature and attended by scenes of popular demonstration such ns had not I been observed since the exciting days of tho Japnnese-Russian war. The British battleship Invincible, ' the last addition to the British navy, in a trial on the 6th inst., under seven tenths of her power, attained a speed of twenty-five knots an hour. It is expected that the new vessel, when working under full power, will reach a speed of thirty knots, a world’s rec- j ord. The recent disposition of the Nether- ! lands* warships that have been mak ing their headquarters at Willemstad indicates that there will be no specific action on the part of Holland against Venezuela for the next week. Ru mors are afloat that two foreign fleets, one Italian nnd one British, are on their way to Willemstad for joint ac tion with the Netherlands. Ah a result of a feudal war at Cam pon Juuction about 20 miles west or Jackson, Ky., Isiow Allen, aged 20 years, wns shot and killed Monday night; Alvin Graver, aged 22. was badly Injured nnd Clarence Sherman, who did the shooting, was shot in tiic head, but managed to escape to the mountains. Eight barrels of whisky shipped into town for the election brought on the trouble. At u meeting of the directors of tho Pennsylvania Tunnel & Terminal Rail road Company in Philadelphia Monday there was awarded to the Westing house Electric & Manufacturing Com pany a contract for the electrification of the Pennsylvania terminal in New York, and the lines in New Jersey nnd l-ong Island connected with it. The initial amount of apparatus required will aggregate $5,000,000. American Rhodes scholars got two firsts and two seconds in the ’varsity freshmen sports at Oxford November Gih. R. E. Blake of Tennessee won the long jump with 19 feet 4 inches, and C. S. Spaulding of Arizona was second with IS feet 8% inches. G. E. Putnam of Kansas won the ham mer throw with 143 feet 5 inches, breaking all freshmen records. It. E. Blake wns second in this event. A tabulation of statistics of fifty-five societies reporting t*f the nntlcnul fra ternal congress for 1907, including nearly 5,000,000 members, shows a lapse ratio of 85 per 1,000, the smallest proportion reported since 1899. The death ratio was 8.81 per 1,000, or sub stantially the same as the average for the past ten years. The management expense per capita was $1.93, as com pared with $1.83 for 1906, and $1.91 for 1903. Based on protection in force the expense for 1907 wns $1.39 per SI,OOO as compared with $1.32 for 1906. NEWS FROM WASHINGTON. November 16th four additional letter carriers will be appointed at Denver. The treasury on the 2nd inst. pur chased 100,000 ounces of silver for de livery at New York at 50.238 ceuts per fine ounce. The Treasury on the 6th inst. pur- • chased 75,000 ounces of silver for de livery at New Orleans and 50,000 ounces for delivery at Denver at 50.- 365 cents a fine ounce. An item of $2,606,110 for barracks nnd quarters at const artillery posts will be included in the estimates of appropriations to be sent to Congress this year by the War Department. The monthly statement of the pub lic debt shows that at the close of business Oct. 31, 1908, the debt, less cash in the treasury, amounted to $976.- 775,625. which is an increase for the month of $8,511,975. That President Roosevelt may be the successor of Senator Platt In the Senate is considered by many in , Washington ns not at all improbable. ! He- uus said within the past year that i with Mr. Taft as President he would not feel the same hesitancy about en tering the Senate that he would feel with some one in the White House with whom his relations were not as intimate as they are with Mr. Taft. In order to keep the organization free from even the suspicion of evas ion of legal requirements. George Otis Smith, director of the geological survey, has issued an order prohibiting members of the survey from owning stock in any mining company the prop erty of which is in the United States or Alaska. Recent contracts awarded by the ! quartermaster general’s office include 9,000 tons of oats, to be furnished by Seattle and St. Paul firms. Bids re ceived for 10.000 tons of hay for the Philippines have been rejected be cause of hlgn prices and irregularity. Mummy Island, about eight miles from Cordova, has been selected as the site for the navy wireless station to be established on the Alaskan coast to close communication between the coastal wireless station of the navy and the military Alaskan telegraph system. Tho monthly statement issued by the comptroller of the currency shows that at the closg Q f business Oct. 21, 1908, the amount of national notes in circu lation was $665,844,192, increase for the year of $55,863,726 and a decrease for the month of 19.768.135 HARD BLOW TO TOBACCO TRUST rEDE RA L COURT SUSTAINS CHARGE THAT IT IS VIOLATING THE LAWS. SHOULD BE DISSOLVED INJUNCTION STAYED PENDING AP. PEAL TO UNITED STATES SU PREME COURT. New York.—Tho contention of tho government that the American Tobac co Company is a trust operating In re straint of trade and competition, in vio lation of the Sherman anti trust law-, wns sustained today in derisions hand ed down by Judges Lacombe, Coxe and Noyes in the United States Circuit Court here. Judge Ward handed down a dissenting opinion. In the suit, which was prosecuted by James C. Mcßeynolds and Edwin P. Grosvenor, special assistants of the United States attorney general, the government asked for an Injunction dissolving tho combination. The gov ernment also asked the United States Circuit Court to appoint a receiver to wind up the affairs of the allied cor porations. While finding that there was an il legal combination ns charged, Judges Lacombe, Coxe und Noyes In their opinion say that injunctions should Issue against all .the defendants ex cept the United Cigar Stores Company nnd the R. P. Richards, Jr., company. Tho injunctions are, however, stayed pending an appeal to the United States Supreme Court. The petition asking for the appoint ment of a receiver was refused ns be ing “impracticable nnd wholly un necessary.” The Imperial’Tobacco Company nnd the Britisn-Anierican Tobacco Com pany, English corporations, were In cluded In the government's suit, but the complaints against these com-' panics were dismiss* d. Judge Lacombe, lnjiis decision, said: “There can be little doubt that the federal statute has been violated. Each ono of the purchases of com panies complained of in the petition wns a contract and combination in restraint of trade and competition ex isting when It was entered into, and that is sufficient to bring it within the oan of this drastic statute.” Virginia Constitution Upheld. Richmond. Va.—On tho stli Inst, in the United States Court Judge Goff handed down an opinion in the case of John W. Brlckhousc, a negro, against C. T. Brooks and William Jes sup, election judges of Norfolk county, in which the validity of tho new Vir ginia constitution was attacked on ac count of the failure of the members of the constitutional convention to take an oath to uphold the federal consti tution. Briekhousc contended that the old constitution stood and therefore he had been Illegally deprived of his right to vote. The court held that Brlckhouse's con tention was without merit and that as the new constitution had been de clared valid by tho Legislature and the governor it was in fact the constitu tion of Virginia. Murdered Man's Body Found. Ogallala, Neb.—After lying for more than a month, concealed by prac tically nothing, and after having been passed by ranchers half a hundred times without discovery, the bedy of Volly Mann, whose mysterious death and disappearance was first told of to the Denver police Tuesday, was found Thursday by Sheriff Eugene Beal of Ogallala. Neb., in almost the exact spot where the Denver authorities were told It would be, and near the corpse were fresh wagon tracks be lieved to have been made by the slay er's vehicle. Smith returning to con ceal the evidence of his crime. Mrs. Jennie Miner Smith, who charges Mann's death to her husband, guided the Nebraska officers to the body. Increased Building Construction. Chicago.—Building construction is making new high records, according to the Construction News. During Octo ber permits were taken out in thirty six cities for the construction of 9,729 buildings, involving a total estimated cost of $43,074,775. or $12,000,000 more than in October a year ago. There was an increase of 112 per cent. In New York City. The increase in Brooklyn is twenty-two per cent.; in Philadel phia fifty-nine per cent. Other in creases are: Chicago, twenty-five per cent., Portland, Oregon, twenty-eight per cent. Dry Farming Statistaics. Cheyenne, Wyo.—The board ot control of the Trans-Missouri Dry Farming Congress, the next annual convention of which is to be held here, February 23rd, 24th and 25th, has be gun collecting complete statistics covering dry farming operations and results in the West. Copies of more than 100 questions will be sent to ev ery person Interested in dry farming In the West, and the answers to these questions will be compiled into highly valuable Information for dry farmers. Chancellor Andrews Resigns. Lincoln. Neb.—At the meeting of the regents Friday night. Chancellor E. Benjamin Andrews of the Univer sity of Nebraska, tendered bis resig nation. to take effect January Ist next. The regents voted to accept the resig nation. No suggestion as to his prob able successor was offered. Several months ago. following indifferent health. Dr. Andrews tentatively re signed. but the regents urged him to remain. So far as known there has been no friction between the chancel lor and the regents. COLORADO GOES DEMOCRATIC BRYAN HAS SAFE MAJORITY AND FULL STATE TICKET IS ELECTED. SHAFROTH GOVERNOR DEMOCRATS FOR CONGRESSMEN AND JUSTICES OF SUPREME COURT. Denver. —Bryan has carried Colo rado by between 5,000 and 0,000 plu rality, estimating from returns so far received. John F. Shafroth, Democrat, has been elected governor by a plurality considerably larger than that of Bryan. The Democrats have elected all the other state officers, as follows: Lieutenant Governor—S. R. Fitz gerald of San Miguel. Congressman-at-Large Edward T. Taylor of Garfield. Congressman First District—Atter son W. Rucker, Arapahoe county. Congressman Second District—John A. Martin of Pueblo. Supremd Bench—Ten year term, S. H. White of Pueblo; ten year term, W. A. Hill of Morgan; eight year term, M. S. Bailey of Fremont; six year term, George W. Musser of El Paso. Secretary of State—J. B. Pearce of Otero county. State Treasurer—W. J. Galllgan of Larimer county. State Auditor —Rondy Kenehan of Denver county. Attorney General—J. T. Barnett of Ouray county. Regents State University—Ralph Talbot of Denver, Ethelbert Adams of Telluride. Superintendent Public Instruction— Mrs. Katherine M. Cook. Railroad Commissioners—A. P. An derson of Las Animas, six years; Frank A. Moore of Fremont, four years; W. L. Seely of Boulder, two , years. The presidential electors, who will cast their unavailing vote for Wil liam Jennings Bryan are: C. S. Thom as of Denver, Dr. B. L. Jefferson of Routt county, S. N. Wheeler, D. T. Sapp of Gunnison, T. J. Erhart of Chaf fee. El Paso County. Denver.—A Republican special from Colorado Springs Saturday says: On the ofllcial count in El Paso county de pends the election of the congressman from the Second district. John Mar tin, Democrat, has a plurality of about 2,100 over W. A. Haggott, Republican, according to unofficial returns from the district outside of El Paso county. In forty-nine out of the sixty-one pre cincts in this county McDonald's plu rality is 1,878. Estimating Haggott's plurality here us the same as McDon ald's, Haggott has to gain only about 222 votes to tic Martin in the district. El Paso county’s decreased Republi can plurality this year is due to the fact that hundreds of Republicans, in their anxiety to scratch for the local independent ticket, which had no na tional or state ticket, forgot to write the word Republican at the top of their ballots, thus losing their votes for Taft and McDonald. San Miguel Returns. Denver.—A News special from Tel luride Friday says: Pluralities of suc cessful candidates in San Miguel county are: Bryan, 37; Shafroth, 113; Taylor, 166; Martin, 33; White, 47; Fitzgerald, 402; representative to leg islature, J. M. Wardlaw, 214; County Clerk F’red B. Van Atta (Rep.), 297; Sheriff G. W. Taltman (Rep.), 38; Treasurer D. Lee Staley (Dem.), 66; Assessor V. U. Rodgers (Dem.), 189; Superintendent of Schools Luella A. Moore (Dem.), 302; Commissioner First district, George Shoahan (Dem.). 4; Commissioner Third district, Jo seph H. Jackson (Rep.), 5. Fort Collins Report. Denver.—A Republican special from Fort Collins Friday says: Final re turns from Larimer, Boulder, Adams and Weld counties place George A. Carlson's plurality for district attorney at 1,587. Final returns this afternoon from all the precincts In the county definitely settled the sheriff's contest in favor of C. A. Carlson, Republican, by forty-two votes. Chaffee County Democratic. Buena Vista, Colo. —The returns foi Chaffee county are all in, giving Bryan a plurality of 451 and Shafroth 474. The rest of the state ticket ran about th esame except M. J. Guerin of Salida, nominated for railroad commissioner on the Republican ticket, who received a majority of ninety-seven. All legis lative. judicial and county offices will be filled by Democrats. Denver. —A Republican special frqm Aspen Friday night says: Election re turns so far give Taft 530, Bryan 1,244, Burger 537. Taylor 1,210, Haggott 540, Martin 1,208. There Is some talk of throwing out Precinit three because the election return certificates were not signed, and if this is done the en tire Democratic county ticket will be elected. Chairman Rohrbnugh of the Republican central committee has filed a protest against tiie vote in this pre cinct being accepted which would elect Wauble, Democratic candidate for sheriff, instead of Everett, independent candidate. Republicans Save One in Lake. Leadville, Colo.—Peter H. Harring ton, Democrat, was elected assessor of Lake county by a plurality of five votes over Thomas A. Goldner, his Republi can opponent, according to the official count. Mr. Goldner, who is now as sessor, says he is satisfied and will not contest. This leaves but one officer elected by the Republicans Tuesday. He is Joseph A. Lamping, county treas urer, who is chosen for the fourth con secutive time. COLORADO ITEMS The Denvo" Mining Exchange is to bo transform 2d into a general stock ex change, modeled after the New York Consolidated exchange. The new Auditorium has been chos en by the Denver Motor Club for the automobile show to be held under the auspices of the club this winter. The contract has been let for the building of a $12,000 theater for Grand Junction. It will be on one of the prominent vaudeville circuits. A local syndicate secured the contract. The Oakes Home for Consumptives at Denver has instituted an arts and crafts shop and with the work of sten ciling, jewelry making and metal work ing is to open a book bindery depart ment for artistic work The Colorado Fuel and Iron Com pany has let the contract for the erec tion of a new washer at Sopris to re place the one destroyed by fire last April. The new plant will cost $150,- 000 and will be one of the finest in tho ► Vest. The commission appointed by Presi dent Roosevelt to investigate the so cial, sanitary and economic conditions of farm life and make recommenda tions for improvement will be at Fort Collins early next month and give a hearing at the Agricultural college. The Greeley schools have introduced the school savings bank system. The teachers act as bankers and tho chil dren deposit their pennies until each has saved a dollar, when the money is deposited in the local savings bank and the pupil receives a pass-book. Governor Buchtel has appointed Bert H. Martin county commissioner for the Third district of Denver to succeed tho late Eugene McCarthy. The unexpired term in the Third district will end Jan uary 12th, when Mr. Martin will be suc ceeded by Thomas Young, elected to on the Democratic ticket. Horses in the mines of Colorado are better treated than in any other part of the world, according to R. H. Mur ray, Halifax, Nova Scotia, who is pre paring a book on the treatment accord ed the animals which do such a large shade of the world’s work. Mr. Mur ray makes this statement in a letter to Secretary Whitehead of the State Humane society. Mrs. Alfred Valdez of Majestic, a coal camp near Trinidad, a few days since gave birth to what is probably the largest baby ever born in Colora do. It weighed twenty-three pounds. Tho mother, under normal conditions, weighes 125 pounds, while the father of the child is an ordinary sized Mexi can, and a miner. They will name the baby William Howard Taft. W. J. Farr of Eaton, lessee of the Northern Colorado Power Company for light for all the towns including Eaton north to Pierce, has made ar rangements with his company to build over 100 miles of electric line radiat ing from these towns Into farming districts. Farmers will receive light for the same price as townspeople, and electricity for motive power at reduced rates. The mine building and machinery at the main shaft on the Jerry Johnson company's property on Ironclad hill in the Cripple Creek district were de stroyed by fire, believed of incendiary origin on the 4th inst. Ixiss, SIO,OOO. The property was under lease to H. P. Lahl, who carried SIO,OOO insurance on the plant. The mine buildings on this property were destroyed by a similar fire Sept. 24, 1906. Civil service examination will be held at the Federal building in Den ver, December 2nd and 3rd, for the po sitions of junior engineer and junior chemist in the technologic branch of the Geological Survey. The salaries range front SB4O to $1,200 a year. All men twenty-one years old or more are eligible to apply for this examination and may se'cure application blanks from Verner W. Campbell, secretary of the United States Civil Service Com mission, federal building. On tho 2iid inst. the county commis sioners of Pueblo county signed the first section of the $448,000 court house contract wi;h Frank Taylor of Pueblo. This contract is for the excavating, foundatioi end all first floor steel beams for $54,540. The contract also contains proposals by the contractor for building and erecting the remain der of ihe structure in stages at stated prices within fixed periods of time should the proposition be hereafter ac cepted. At Colorado Springs on the 2nd inst. Miss Ell?n T. Brlnley was elected pres ident of the Young Women's Chris tian Association to succeed Mrs. Mary T. Hatch, who was retired at her own request, to succeed Mrs. Elizabeth Cass Goduard as vice president. Mrs. Goddard al3o asked leave to retire, and was made second vice president. Mrs. W. V. Slocum and Mrs. Noble were made third and fourth vice pres idents: Mrs. W. C. Robinson, secre tary, and Mrs. William Strieby, treas urer. The Denver board of park commis sioners has decided in favor of the Mc- Monnies plans for a civic center at the state house, the cost being esti mated at a million dollars. Before they can proceed with the work the proposition must be submitted to the voters of the East Side Park district.. The Estes Park Electric Light and Power Company has been incorpor ated. The power plant will be built on the east fork of Fall river an.l water power will be used to generate elec tricity. Letter carriers for Fort Morgan Iwe been appointed today. They are Mor tis T. Keller, William E. Moor, and Henry T. Brawley, with Charles Kim sey, substitute. Postmaster Baker has built an addition to the postoffice to give space to handle mail more fre quently and for carriers’ desks. Twen ty-three street mail boxes will be used. The Denver & Interurban Railway is now running its cars right into the principal streets of Boulder by elec tricity. The trolley line on Pearl, one of the principal business streets of Boulder, is now complete and the cars will start f:om the uptown office. LOCAL OPTION LAW ATTACKED CLERK OF DOULDER COUNTY EN JOINED FROM CERTIFYING ELECTION RESULTS. DAY SET FOR HEARING LIQUOR MEN CLAIM LAW IS UN CONSTITUTIONAL BECAUSE OF DISCRIMINATION. Denver.—By a supersedeas issued by the Supreme Court Thursday after noon the county clerk of Boulder coun ty is enjoined from certifying tho re sults of the local option election held in North Longmont, precinct 24 of Boulder county, Tuesday the 3rd inst. The decision emanated from a petition presented by attorneys representing tiie liquor interests of is the intention of the petition to pre vent the result of the vote on the lo cal option question from being an nounced until after the Supreme Court has had opportunity to decide the dis puted section of the local option law which prohibits saloon interests from calling an election for two years after a decisive vote on local option has been taken and does not prescribe a time limit for the opposition. A few days prior to the election a petition was filed in the Supreme Court asking that the county clerk of Boulder county be enjoined from pre senting the local option question on the regular ballot, it being argued that it was unfair because the ‘‘wets’' had won in an election held last spring. The justices decided that the question involved tco many technical points to he decided definitely at the time aud allowed the election to be held, prom Ising a thorough examination of tho law and authorities after tiie election. The attorneys nre given twenty days to file abstracts and briefs, and at the end of that time the court will decide upon the question of granting a perma nent injunction aga'nst the certifying of the election results. Attorneys for the liquor interests contend that the local option provision is unconstitu tional because botli sides are not given equal rights to call elections. If the court should sustain this contention, the decision will probably nullify tho present local option law. Tramway Franchise Case Appealed. Denver.—Both Denver and tiie Mer cantile Trust Company of Ne v York have perfected appeals from the decis ion of Judge Hubert E. I.ewis in the Federal Court in the Denver City Tramway franchise case. Clfy Attor ney Lindsley obtained his order of ap peal just within the time limiL Tho Mercantile Trust Company is interested In the case ns holder of a mortgage on the Tramway corup-ny property, whicli was negotiated in ‘ln; early life of the company. Tho suit was filed nearly two ty years ago by the Trust company. It asked that an ordinance repealing tho original grant of streets be declared invalid. It was brought to trial in the Federal Court less than a year ago. Judge Lewis held that the Tramway company was to have undisputed pos session of the streets for at least fifty years from the passage of tho fran chise ordinance in 1885. The Mercantile Trust Company ap peals upon the ground that the judge erred in not specifying that the fran chise should be perpetual and in not perpetually enjoining Denver from in terfering with the tramway's use of the streets. Projected Automobile Lines. Denver.— Colorado is to have a sys tem of automobile lines operated along private roadways to bo built by the Crystal Park Company, which was in corporated recently with a capital stock of $750,000. It is the purpose of the company, to connect Crystal Park with Manitou by private automobile speedways and to operate regular cars. It is stated that the company is in corporated for the purpose of introduc ing automobile lines along Iheir own roads in several counties of Colorado, including Denver county. oj Other parks and lakes throughout the state will be acquired and automo bile lines will be used to connect them with the nearest cities. Similar lines have proven profitable In several other states and with the increasing num ber of visitors to Colorado each year it Is believed tlie system will have a steady patronage and prove to be an added attraction. At Greeley John Aagescn paid his wager to Ike Oppenheimer because of the defeat of Bryan, by rolling a pea nut down the sidewalk for a block on the main street. A large crowd lined the sidewalk, watching and cheering him. Mrs. Frank Nesbit, wife of a prom inent and wealthy ranchman living in Grand valley, about nine miles from Rocky Ford, was killed on the 4th Inst, by being thrown from a buggy, lu»r neck being broken by the fall. She was forty-five years old and leaves two children. J- \Y. Harsh, two miles northeast of Greeley, claims to have raised the biggest beet ever grown In tho vicin ity. It weighs eighteen pounds. The second largest was grown by F. E. Meeker and weighs 14% pounds. John R. McLean, the aged man who engaged in a rifle battle last winter with Thonmr. Metcalf, near Windsor, and the side of whose face was liter ully shot off. was fined $1 and costs J)) and sentenced to six months in jail by Judge Garrigues at Fort Collins. The tioabie between McLean and Metcalf was over a ditch. After a service of many vears with the Mlnncqua steel plant, Charles Klmtnel! lias resigned as superintend ent of the roll turning mill to accept, a position as department superintend cnt in the United Slates Steel plant at Gary, Indiana.