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LAMAR .... COLORADO Pittsburg is beginning to get the imoke out of its eyes. Mrs. Russell Sngo Is the Intest suf fragette, but that only makes one more. There is an old Irish saying that fits the season: "A blithe heart makes a blooming visage." An Atlanta chauffeur Is suing the family of his bride for |IOO,OOO. Evi dently a repair bill. Sir Oliver Lodge has Invented an Instrument to dissipate fogs. As if a sober fog wasn’t bad enough! In Pittsburg the private conscience at times appears to be about as smoky as the public atmosphere. A rich N'*w York woman has eloped with n plumber, but will no doubt re gret It If she has to pay him for his time. Immigration Into Canada from Janu ary to August, 1908, declined 46 per cent., compared with the same period last year. As nearly as one can make out from a long-distance wireless diagnosis the kaiser Is suffering from a loss of con versation. The average life of a Pullman car, according to the auditor of the Pull man Company, Is 20 years. Then what becomes of It? A California man used a hole In his wooden leg to store his money. That's safer than a trouser pocket, providing ho sleeps with the leg on. King Edward returned to London to sign the prorogation speech, which Is much moro kingly than having to write the blooming thing. Again appears the professor who says to marry happily, marry oppo sites. Rut Isn't the opposition rea sonably sure to devolop afterwards? The end of the deer season In Maine shows a total of 10,000 deer killed. 20 men killed, 125 men wounded. The deer hope to make a better record next year. Since Its Introduction into the Eng lish protectorate of Uganda in 1901 the sleeping sickness has killed no fewer than 200,000 out of a population of 300,000. By wireless telephony two French naval officers have succeeded in hav ing conversation, songs and even whistling heard perfectly at a distance of 90 miles. The young women visiting In Chi cago, who had six automobiles placed at her disposal, must have been most unhappy because she could use but one at a .time. Ry the time a man has become the father of three growing children the last lingering hope he has that there Is really a Santa Claus dies away with hardly a struggle. If Emperor William is unable with an income of $10,000,000 a year to make ends meet It will have to be ad mitted that he Ib about the poorest manager extant. The pleasantest month of the year at Chamounix nnd other places In Switzerland was October. Rut the tourists had all departed and the hotels were closed. If some of those doubters who are so uncertain as to whether electrocu tion is fatal want to make a thorough test, why not try It In the case of men who are killed while engaged in elec trical work? Many have perished in stantly while repairing power lines, and there has not seemed to be any doubt that they were dead. Is the carefully adjusted scientific method i employed in the state prisons likely to be less effective? The fresh air fad is becoming a good deal of a bore. People now beg to be let alone, and not preached to every moment about "open windows" and "sleeping balconies,” and the eternal microbes. It Is a terrible nuisance to be always on the qul vivo about any thing. Tim desire for peace naturally follows the effort to keep in step with the procession of faddists, but let It be mentioned, says the Indianapolis Star, that the lesson has been learned, even If one retrogrades and throws up the fresh air sponge. An echo of events which already seem remote appears In the visit to this country of Queen Liiiuokaianl of Hawaii, to promote, if possible, the passage of a bill now before -con gress, to give her a quarter of a mil lion dollars ns payment for crown lands which she formerly owned. The claim rests upon the old charge that United States troops were used in 1893 to depose the quoen and estab lish the Republican government. It cost $4,000,000 to bury the late emperor of China, but probably no one in China begrudges the money. As a strictly news Item It might be mentioned that Count Roni's man hood Is outraged. He says so himself. The way King Edward's "Cullinan" diamond reached England makes an amusing Btory. Seven detectives of ficiously guarded a man who carried a small black bag. Rut the bag was empty, and the diamond was in the pocket of another man, who crossed from Holland in the steerage. A New York engineering magazine estimates that the Panama canal will cost $211,299,000, but that doesn't mean any more to most of us than $125,000,000 does. Within a year it is expected that railroad trains will be running to Key West and taken on floats 90 miles across to Havana. You can take a sleeper In this country and hold it un til you wake up in the capital of Cuba, and the porter will have no dust to brush off during the last stages of the Journey. CONDENSATION OF FRESH NEWS THE LATEST IMPORTANT DIS. PATCHES PUT INTO SHORT, CRISP PARAGRAPHS. STORY OFJHE WEEK BHOWING THE PROGRESS OF EVENTS IN OUR OWN AND FOREIGN LANDS. WESTERN news. It is estimated that more than 200 motor cars nre in use for renting out In San Francisco. The Idaho legislature has reelected Weldon H. Heyburn to the United States Senate. The appraiser has placed the value of the estate left by the late Marshall Field of Chicago at $83,459,032. George C. Perkins was reelected to the United States Senate by the Cali fornia Legislature on the 12th Inst. One hundred automobiles have been purchased by farmers of La Salle county, HI., during the past year. All records for cold weather at Great Falls, Mont., were broken on the 10th Inst., when the temperature fell to 44 degrees below zero. Two Mils have been presented in the Senate of the state of Washington making the conducting of pool rooms and race track gambling a felony. Of twenty-eight workmen In the coal mine owned by Joseph Loiter at Zieg ler, 111., twenty-six were killed by the explosion on the 10th Inst. The California railroad commission has fined the Santa Fe railroad $5,000 for Illegal discrimination in the rates. The Southern Pacific was found guilty but was not fined. Suit for nearly $1,000,000 has been filed agninst street car companies on behalf of the city of St. Louis. The claim Is based upon the non-payment of a tax of one mill a passenger. Traffic representatives of transcon tinental railroads have consented to meet western shippers nt Chicago Jan uary 28th to hear complaints against increased freight rates. Nearly every shipping organization on the Pacific coast will send a representative. The Wyoming Wool Growers' Asso ciation at its meeting In Rawlins raised a fund of SIO,OOO to defray ex penses of a campaign against the re vision of the tariff on wool, to fight the Plnchot system of forest reserva tion, etc. Lorin Farr, pioneer of Utah, among the first converts to Mormonlsm, fast mnyor of Ogden, husband of seven wives nnd father of 300 children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and or.e of the best known men In the West, was drowned at Utah Hot Springs, eleven miles north of Ogden on the 12th Inst. Edmund Rurke, who posed as a Rrlt- Ish nobleman, was sentenced to three years in I.eavenworth, Kan., peniten tiary and fined SI,OOO by a jury in the United States District Court at Chi cago on a charge of impersonating a United States officer. A Decatur, 111., girl, who married him in Denver, ob tained a divorce upon his arrest In St. Louis. The Rev. John H. Carmichael, who killed Gideon Browning, the village carpenter at Battle Run, Mich., a few days since, committed suicide nt Car thage, 111., on the 11th Inst., by cut ting his throat with a pocket Knife. In a letter found in his suit case he says that Browning had him under hyp notic influence. Browning attacked him with a knife and he defended him self with a hatchet. Three of the men lost on the desert In Death valley'have made their way to Ballarat. One remains unaccounted for and hope of his being alive has been abandoned. The missing man is B. .V. A. Williams, a mining man of Itandsburg. The three who arrived at Ballard were demented, having wan dered for nine days, most of the time without water. GENERAL NEWS. The Atlantic fleet reached Naples ' on the 11th inst. 1 Kaiser Wllhejm of Germany has ' plunged into motoring with his usual enthusiasm for sport, according to a dispatch from Berlin, and will reduce 1 the imperial stud one-half owing to 1 the increase in his motoring equip- ‘ ment. It is reported at Boston that the of ficial summer residence of the Presi dent of the United States will be at Cohasset, on the south shore, if pres- i ent negotiations for the lease of the i Dr. John Bryant estate matures. Vic a Admiral Rojestvensky died at 1 St. Petersburg on the 14th inst. He was in command of the Russian fleet In May, 1905. when it was practically , annih'lated by the Japanese in the battle of the Sea of Japan. Death was due to neuralgia of the heart. It is estimated that 35,000 motor li cense tags will be issued In Pennsyl- i vanla this year, as compared with 2G,- | 000 in 1908 and 19,600 in 1907. Abbott Lawrence Lowell, author, lawyer and Harvard professor. has been chosen to succeed Charles W. Eliot ns president of Harvard Univer sity nt Cambridge. Massachusetts. Judge Thomas G. Jones of the Unit ed States Court for the Middle District in an elaborate opinion holds the Car michael prohibition act. under which the the state of Alabama is operating, constitutional. Several persons were taken alive out of the earthquake ruins at Mes sina. Sicily, after having been buried under the debris for ten days. The Turkish government has accept ed the Austro-Hungarian offer of $lO,- 300.000 Indemnity for the annexation of Bosnia and Herzogovina, thus re moving the possibility of war. Mrs. Salom Sellers, 108 years old, a real daughter of the Revolution and said to be the oldest person In New I England, died at Deer Island, Me., on i the 10th inst. The Ohio Legislature on the 12th Inst, elected Theodore E. Burton to the United States Senate. Representative Victor Murdock of Kansas, who has Just returned from Panama, predicts the completion of the canul by 1915 and is satisfied that the Gatun dam is properly located. The sale of Denver & Rio Grande first nnd refunding 5 per cent bonds In New York was an unqualified suc cess. The total subscriptions already exceed the amount of the issue. John Conness, former United States sonntor from California and the last survivor of the pallbearers of Presi dent Lincoln, died nt Boston on the 10th inst. at the age of eighty-eight. Important changes In the operation of the Michigan Central railroad have been decided upon, involving the elec trification of all the road's terminals at Detroit and of the main line as lar west as Ypsilantl. More than 200,000 visitors arc ex pected to be In New Orleans during Mardl Grns week, February 20th, 21st and 22d, Insuring a large attendance for the motor racing carnival to be held by the New Orleans Automobile club. Frank Gotch, the world's champion heavyweight wrestler, having been un able to arrange a match In with George Hackenschmidt, from whom he won the title In Chicago last year, will sail for New York January 27. Nearly 1,000,000 voters of Pensyl vanla have signed petitions asking tho State Legislature to start tho move ment, which In 1913 will give a bond Issue of $50,000,000 for building good roads. The sum of $5,000,000 will bo asked for to begin Immediate work. Charles K. Smith of the Charles K. Smith Oil Company of Philadelphia, testified in the government suit at New "York, to dissolve the Standard Oil Company, that the Standard has offered a reduction In the price of oil to his customers, while It charged Its regular customers the regular rate. The New York Life has been caught for many heavy suicide claims during the first year of insurance, there hav ing betn at least two for SIOO,OOO each during the past year, both due to panic. The company now announces that after February Ist It will no longer Issue these policies and will use the usual "incontestlble - after - one - year" clause. The proposed uniform motor vehicle law, which has been drawn for sub mission to the state legislators of Mas sachusetts and other New England states. Is favored by n majority of New England motorists, the proposal to fix the speed limit at twenty-five miles an hour in the open country Is thought to be high enough to Bult the drivers nnd low enough to please other users of the roads. The 200-mlle two-day Innugural en durance run of the Woman's Motoring Club of New York, from that city to Philadelphia nnd return, came to an end with four of tho contestants so nearly on even terms that the matter of the uward of tho winner's cup will have to bo decided by a special com mittee. Tho four thus grouped for honors are Mrs. J. M. Cuneo, Mrs. A. W. Seaman, Mrs. E. M. Beckmun and Mrs. Alice H. Ramsey. The will of Joseph Wharton, tho Philadelphia iron master, has been ad mitted to probate. It disposes of an estate estimated at $25,000,000. Mr. Wharton gives practically tall his for tune to his widow, three daughters and his grandchildren. To Swarth more College is given SIOO,OOO. A be quest of $500,000 to the Wharton School of Finance and Economy of the Univerrity of Pennsylvania is recorded in a codicil. NEWS FROM WASHINGTON. Senator Guggenheim has recom mended appointment of Colorado land office officers as follows: Lon E. Foote, register, Hugo; Daniel L. Sheets, receiver, Durango. It Is stated that Speaker Cannon has withdrawn his opposition to having Arizona and New Mexico ndmitted to the Union as states at this session of Congress. Secretary Root and Ambassador Brice of Great Britain on the 11th Inst, signed a treaty for the settlement of International differences between the United States and Canada. In connection with the Yellowstone irrigation project. 53,760 acres of pub lic land have been withdrawn from settlement in the Lander, Wyo., dis trict, 147,200 acres in the Buffalo dis trict and 345,000 acres in the Bozeman and Billings, Mont., districts. In con nection with the Colorado river stor age project, 75,400 acres have been withdrawn from entry in Santa Fe, N. M., district. Senator Teller offered nn amend ment to the Indian appropriation bill appropriating $42,400 for the support of tho Grand Junction Indian school for the coming fiscal year. Senator Teller says the action of the Indian commissioner in falling to make an es timate for carrying on this school was entirely unwarranted ami he will make a determined effort to secure the ap propriation proposed by his amend ment. Brig. Gen. Robert M. O’Reilly, who has been surgeon general of the army for seven years, has been placed on the retired list, after forty-five years ser vice. He will be succeeded as surgeon general by Col. George H. Toruey. Control of a large share of the retail grocery trade of the country was re ported in the New York trial to be planned by the Standard Oil interests, and the story was sufficiently circum stantial to win it much belief and cause considerable speculation as to the re sults. President Roosevelt on the 13th Inst., made a horseback ride of ninety-eight miles in seventeen hours to show that his physical test of a thirty-mile ride for army and navy officers is not ex cessive. The Philippine band at Manila will be brought to Washington to take a prominent part in the parade, ball and public concerts of the Inauguration in March. The band numbers eighty-six members, all natives of tbe Philippine Islands. Its trip will be made at the expense-Of the band as an organization and it will be paid for its services. AWFUL WRECK ON D. & R. G. ROAD HEAD-ON COLLISION OF PASSEN GER AND FREIGHT TRAIN AT DOTSERO. TWENTY-ONE ARE DEAD THIRTY-FOUR WERE INJURED, SOME OF WHOM WILL NOT RECOVER. Denver. —A Republican special from Glenwood Springs Saturday night says: With twenty-one known to be dead and thirty-four injured, some fa-' tally, the collision of passenger and I freight trains on the Rio Grande at Dotsero last night, ranks second in horror only to the Adobe and Eden wrecks on the same line. At Dotsero bodies were mangled be yond recognition and cannot be iden tified, tut at Adobe they were burned and at Eden swept away by a flood. The most harrowing conditions of the Dotsero wreck were the lack of light fr.i the rescuers, there being but two trainmen’s lanterns available; the wreckage of a long freight train ob structing the arrival of rescuers, doc tors and nurses; the narrowness of the embankment beside the wreckage, where a misstep meant probable death In the river. Thus sufferings of the injured were prolonged and this, with exposure to cold, probably means death for some who otherwise might have survived. Even after the living victims were brought here there were not enough surgeous to attend them, and It was more than twelve hours after the wreck before It was possible to give them more than the usual first aid. Responsibility for the disaster is fixed upon Engineer Gus Olson of the passenger, who says he misread his watch after reading and understanding his orders, left Dotsero on the freight's time and caused the collision. A Sunday night special gives the following list of dead and injured, omitting In the latter all but Colorado people: Newly Identified Dead. Miss Pearl Kettle, Ashton, Neb. Boy ten years old and girl eight years old. children of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Kettle of Ashton, Neb. Rollle, nine years old. aud Mildred, seven years old, children of Mr. and Mrs. John Williams of Clarks, Neb. Mrs. Oleson, wife of I)r. Orville E. Oleson, Axtell, Neb. Nancy Ix?wls, address unknown. John P. Cregan, St. Augustine, Fla. Previously Identified Dead. John C. Davis, president Davls- Bridaham Company, Denver. Alexander A. Hamilton, Polo, 111. Mrs. Mattie Ezell, Trenton, N. D. Clarence A. Gooding, 315 Bond build ing, Washington, D. C., special agent for the Mutual Indemnity Company. W. C. Kettle. Ashton, Neb. Mrs. May Kettle, his wife, Ashton, Neb. John Williams. Clarks, Neb. Mrs. Bertha Williams, his wife, Clarks, Neb. George W. Oleson, en route from St. Louis to Callente, Nev. Dr. Orville A. Oleson, Axtell, Neb. Rev. I. L. Melly, 16 Lafayette avenue, or Mechanlcsburg. Pa. Henry Dunn, 3133 South Broadway, St. Louis. Un'dentified Dead. Woman forty-three years old, weight 110 pounds, red sweater, blue ajid white striped waist, false teeth. Colorado People Injured. W. H. Jefferev. engineer, Glenwood Springs, compound fracture left foot, fracture of right thigh, condition se rious. Harvey Mitchell, fireman, Salida, dis located hip. Gus Olson, engineer. Grand Junc tion, small scalp wound, severe contu sion of left leg. Phil Peters, Jr., express messenger, Denver, general contusions. Williams’ boy. four years old, frac ture left leg, small scalp wounds, small lacerated wounds elbow, burn on right leg. E. F. Robinson. Denver, spinal in jury. W. O. Vinack. Denver, fracture left leg, extensive lacerated wound right thigh, fractured rib, condition serious. D. E. Wheeler. Grand Junction, wound of left thigh, severe contusion of right knee, lacerated -wound of palm. Slg Olson, engineer, Grand Junction, contusions left shoulder, abdomen and back. Mr. Wilson, Denver, scalp and face wounds, taken home. Consul's Body Recovered. Messina.—After lying buried in the ruins of the consulate at Messina for eighteen days, the bodies of Arthur S. Cheney, the American consul, and his wife were recovered at 2 o'clock Sat urday afternoon by a detachment of sailors from the battleship Illinois. Cars That Were Smashed. Glenwood Springs.—The Injured pas sengers at Dotsero were in the smok was sent crashing into the tourist sleeper. The impact of the collision reared the two mighty engines upon each other and flung the smoker to one side, while the heavy Pullman was sent crashing into the tourist sleeper which telescoped the chair car. Only a few escaped with their lives In the chair car. Dotsero is at a sharp curve around the base of an extinct volcano and has been famous as an ill starred place. Family of Five Killed. Glenwood Springs.—The young woman who died on the train coming down from the Dotsero wreck Satur day morning has been identified as Miss Pearl Kettle. Her parents are Mr. and Mrs. W. C, Kettle. They are both among the dead and tbe little boy and a little girl complete the five from this family. They had purchased a fruit farm at Clifton where Mr. Kettle's brother has been living for some time. It was this Mrs. Kettle, who had on her person drafts in the amount of $4,500. WATER POWER RILL IS VETOED PRESIDENT DECLARES AGAINST GIVING AWAY VALUABLE PUBLIC PROPERTY. MISSOURI DAM GRANT NEW CONDITIONS DEMAND NEW POLICY TO PROTECT THE PEOPLE. Washington.—The President Friday sent a message to Congress vetoing a bill for the construction of a dam across the James river In Missouri for the purpose of diverting a portion of its waters through a tunnel for the creation of electric power. He says he vetoes the bill because it "gives the grantee a valuable privi lege which in its very nature is mon opolistic and does not contain the con ditions essential to protect the public interest.” With the message is enclosed a let ter from the commissioner of corpora tions giving data on the concentration of water power throughout the coun try, showing that fully one-third of It Is now In the hands of a f«*w large cor porations, which is the chief reason for the veto. The following is a synopsis of the special veto message of President Roosevelt: "I return herewith without my ap proval House Bill 17707 to authorize William H. Stundish to construct a dam across James river, in Stone coun ty, Missouri, and divert a portion of its waters through a tunnel into the said river again, to create electric power. My reasons for not signing the bill are: "The bill gives to the grantee a valuable privilege which by it 3 very nature is monopolistic, and does not contain the conditions essential to pro tect the public interest.” President Roosevelt quotes from a letter he wrote March 13, 1908, to the Senate committee on commerce in pur suance of n policy declared in his message of February 26, 1908. In this letter the President said: "Through lack of foresight we have formed the habit of granting without compensation extremely valuable rights, amounting to monopolies, on navigable streams and on the public domain. "The re-purchase, at great expense, of water rights thus carelessly given away without return, has already be gun In the East, and before long will be necessary in the West also. No rights involving water power should be granted to any corporation In per petuity, but only for a length of time sufficient to allow them to conduct their business profitably. A reason able charge should, of course, be made for valuable rights and privileges which they obtain from the national government. The values for which this charge is made will ultimately, through the natural growth and or derly development of our population and industries, reach enormous amounts. A fair share of the increase should be safeguarded for the benefit of the people, from whose labor it springs.” The President nlso calls attention to his veto message of April 13, 1908, re turning a House bill to extend the time for a construction of a dam across Rainy river. "An amendment to the present bill expressly authorizing the government to fix a limitation of time and impose a charge was proposed by the War Department. The letter, veto message and amendment above referred to were considered by the Senate com mittee on commerce, as appears by the committee’s report on the present bill ami the proposed amendment was characterized by the committee as a 'new departure from the policy here tofore pursued in respect to legisla tion authorizing the construction of such dams.’ Their report set forth an elaborate legal argument intended to show that the federal government has no power to impose any charge what ever for such a privilege. "The fact that the proposed policy is new is in Itself no sufficient argu ment against its adoption. As we are met with new conditions of industry, seriously affecting the public welfare, we should not hesitate to adopt meas ures for the protection of the public merely because these measures are new. When the public welfare is in volved. Congress Bhould resolve any reasonable doubt as to its legislative power in favor of the people and against the seekers for a special privi lege. “My reason for believing that the federal government, in granting a li cense to dam a navigable river, has the power to improve any conditions it finds necessary to protect the pub lic, including a charge and a lipiita tion of the time, is that its consent is legally essential to an enterprise of this character. It follows that Con gress can Impose conditions upon its consent.” Insurance Man’s Narrow Escape. Topeka, Has.—ln the Copeland ho tel fire Thursday, Webb McNall, for mer state superintendent of insurance and former Supreme Master Work man of the A. O. U. W., made a sen sational escape. He was sleeping on the third floor in the front part of the building. In the room with him was a suit-case containing $55,000 of Kan sas municipal bonds, which he man aged to save. He waited patiently, in great peril, watched by many spec tators, while the firemen got a ladder up to his window. Mormon Elders Driven Out. Central City, W. Va.—ln a blinding storm of sleet and snow five Mormon elders walked four miles from here to Huntington Thursday after receiving notice at midnight to leave town be fore daylight. A dozen representative citizens, presumably acting on author ity from various secret organizations, visited the hotel where they were and delivered the warning. It is'said that plans had been made to tar and fea ther them and throw them Into the Ohio river. DAILY RECORD OF EVENTS TRANSPIRING AT STATE CAPITAL National Guard Bill. Mr. Strickland, in the House, has put in an amended coiry of the bill presented two years ago to compel the organization of the state militia to conform to the regulations of the United States army. This bill was de feated in the Sixteenth General As sembly on the plea that it was pre sented for the purpose of legislating out of office certain of the officers of the guard, and the plea gained strength as it was found the national ■ army is not now organized on the “brigade formation,” of which army men speak. Had the proposed law been enacted, it was stated, the office of brigadier general would have been abolished. Mr. Strickland has avoided this objection by providing that all present officers of the guard shall bold their offices for two years, or until January of 1910. Strenuous Anti-Trust Bill. Representative Howell of Denver has offered a bill against the trusts, that is modeled after the Texas law on that subject, in the main, though it includes many stringent provisions from the laws of other states. It is designed by its author to make trust making a losing venture. The bill de clares that ail trusts and combinations are Illegal, and that anyone found guilty of forming one or becoming a member of one shall be fined from SSOO to $50,000. In addition, upon complaint to the courts, the right to operate in the state shall be declared forfeited. Another section provides that any one who buys goods from a trust need not pay for the same, and that proof of the violation of the act shall be evidence sufficient to "call off" the debt. Bill for Drainage Districts. An important addition to the irriga tion laws of Colorado is embodied in the bill introduced by Senator Jones, providing for the creation of drainage districts. It is provided thnt a drain age district in an agricultural country may be created to carry off water from swamps or an overflow. The county assessment rolls form sufficient evidence of title to land ac cording to the bill, when the petition for the district is being shaped. No one but owners of land in the district may sign, and anyone acquiring title to lan I for the purpose of signing such a petition, shall be violating the law, and their names will not be counted, although the petition will not be inval idated if it contains a mnjority of names in the district. The petition shall be presented to the Board of County Commissioners of the district, who shall submit the question at an election. Election Fraud Resolution. In conformity with one of the rec ommendations of Gov. John F. Sha froth in his inaugural address. Sen. Tully Scott offered a resolution call ing for an Investigation of the alleged election frauds in Huerfano and Las Animas counties. Senator Scott made his resolution sweeping in its character, and applied to the political connections of indus trial corporations in these counties, meaning, as Governor Shafroth Indi cated, the alleged frauds in the coal camps of the counties. While it per mits investigations of the books of the corporal lons there, it is not intended to be an investigation along any other lines, as Senator Scott stated after its introduction. Water Commission Bill. The water commissioner bill pre sented by Mr. Lehrritter in the House provides that commissioners, bein.^ap pointed by the governor, shall be paid by the state. County officers have complained that they had to pay these officers without the least authority over them. The bill is one that was approved by the convention of county commissioners held early in the year. Another convention is to be held by the same officers within a short time, when resolutions will be passed to in dicate to the Legislature why the law is asked. Judge to Be Appointed. Governor John F. Shafroth’s first of ficial act after being sworn to perform the duties of chief executive of Colo rado was to receive the resignation of Morton 8. Bailey as judge of the Elev enth Colorado judicial district, having been sworn in as a Supreme Court justice at the auditorium a short time before. Governor Shafroth announced that he had not decided upon anyone to fill Judge Bailey's place, and had made no appointments as yet. University Medical School. Senator Casaday has presented a proposed amendment to section —. ar ticle 8. of the constitution, providing for the establishment of a medical, dental and pharmaceutical school in Denver as part of the University of Colorado at Boulder, and allowing the university to hold educational lectures in any part of the state at any time. State Road Bill. Mr. Bell has introduced a bill In the House to construct a road from Colo rado Springs to Canon City, with a branen running into Florence. The peo ple of those cities favor the road, which would be an immense saving of distance between them. Bill for New Denver Armory. In order to give the National Guard in Denver a home. Senator Bardwell has introduced a bill calling for the erection of an armory building to cost $250,000. Lieutenant Governor Thanked. Senator Campbell Tuesday offered the following resolution, which was unanimously adopted: “Resolved, That we, the members of the Senate, express our apprecia tion of the uniformly kind and able manner in which Lieutenant Governor E. R. Harper has presided over this body. He has known no majority and no minority in his rulings, and by his abundant native genius has often thrown oil upon the troubled waters and made smoother the work of this body." Requirements of the University. The Colorado State University at Boulder would like the modest little sum of $1,000,000 to add buildings and departments to the university, accord ing to President James H. Baker, who appeared before the Senate and House committee on state institutions and buildings at the state house yesterday, says the Denver Republican. When asked whether he expects to get $1,000,000 President Baker says, "Well, there are other state institu tions, but we need every dollar of it.” President Baker told Chairman J. C. Burger and his committee that the ex penses of the university will be $23,000 a year more for the next two years than they were for the last two years. He asked that an appropriation bs made for the rental of buildings for the establishment of a medical school in Denver, and other costs of operating ft. It is proposed also to establish a state hygienic laboratory in Denver. Appro priations for graduate school and re search work in liberal arts, engineer ing, taxation, industrial problems, local history, educational problems, sanitary science, economic botany, zoology of Colorado, chemical analysis, preventive medicine, concrete construction and other subjects are needed. Senate Employes. Following are the appointments fot employes of the Senate: Chaplain of the Senate, Rev. P. T. Ramsey, Denver; secretary of Senate, Dwight A. Ryland, Denver; assistant secretary. Adolphus Addourel, Boul der; sergeant-at-arms, William L. Elli ott, Golden; assistant sergeants-at arms, Robert M. Stetson, Pueblo; Howard Stark, Colorado Springs: chief enrolling clerk. Elsie Var lergrift, Montrose; assistant enrolling clerk, Mrs. Rowena Roth well, Montrose; chief printing clerk, Daniel Sheehan, Ouray; assistant printing clerk, Dan Ward; clerk of finance committee, B. F. Campbell; clerk agricultural committee. Robert Beach; assign able clerks, Mrs. Angie M. Crooks, C. A. Woodwnrd, Grand Junction, and Cyril C. Croke, Denver; messen gers, Willie O’Connell, Georgetown, and Paul Caley; doorkeepers. Frank Gomez and James Lewis; janitor of the clonk room, R. E. Norvell; night watchman. Frank Mancini, and pages, Irwin Bruce. John Spaulding. Stanley Monahan and Edward F. Gray; clerk of corporations, Christopher Luuny; telephone messenger, Elmore Finn; clerks of revision, Gus Tillery and George T. Haubrick; janitor of cham bers, P. J. Chambers; bill clerk, Neil Brown; assignable clerk, Grace Rei ser; reading clerk, Sam Mays, Denver. 3tringent Anti-Ssloon Bill. An anti-saloon bill introduced by Senator Skinner on request of the An ti-Saloon league prescribes that rail way companies must leave open to the public all shipments of liquor into the state, and the possession of an internal revenue license in "dry” territory will be considered as violation of the law. Druggists shall keep a public record of all prescriptions filled upon a physi cian’s order for liquor, and those vio lating the law shall be disbarred from selling liquor for two years, prescrip tion or no prescription. A second of fense means forfeiture of their drug li cense. Revenue Commission Proposed. A bill Introduced by Sen. Tully Scott provides for the creation of a revenue commission to revise the rev enue laws of Colorado relative to tax ation. The commission is to consist of three persons, who will serve two years at a salary of $4,000 each a year, , expenses and clerical help. Its duties will be to investigate the state revenue laws of the various states of the Union and cull from them the best for Colo -1 rado. Female Employment. Senator Stephen has introduced a ’ bill restricting the employment of fe , males in laundries, stores, restaurants, • hotels, mines or factories, for more than t ight hours a day, and calling for ’ seats for those so employed. The bill , is modeled upon the Oregon law, found constitrtioual by the Supreme Court of tho United States, and is designed to take the place of one decided uncon stitutional by the state Supreme Court • last year. State Treasurer's Appointments. ’ William J. Gallignn of Loveland, the . new state treasurer, announced the fol ; lowing appointments: Deputy, John E. Davidson of Fort Collins; chief ; clerk, Julius Clark, who has held the office for many years; registry clerk. ! Loon La Coste of Denver; license in spector in southern part of the state, J. U. Vigil of Las Animas. School District Bonds. Mr. Rubin’s House bill enables school districts to issue bonds to the value of five per cent, of the assessed valuation of the property in the dis trict. The present law prohibits issu ing higher than 3*£ per cent, of the valuation, which has, Mr. Rubin as serts, worked to the disadvantage of some districts. Larger Mining Claims. Mr. Blakey’s House bill provides that lode mining claims in this state may have a width of 600 feet, instead of 300 feet, as at present. Perpetual Closed~BFason. Senator Irby has introduced a bill to establish a closed season forever on antelope, mountain sheep, deer, elk and doves. Daily Newspaper Defined. Senator DeLong has introduced a hill defining a dally newspaper as one published on six consecutive days in the week. The measure is to safe guard legal notices. Message Not Considered. Refusal to consider a message from Governor Buchtel, received Friday, In which the governor announced his re cess appointments, and requested the Senate to confirm them, was the feat ure of Tuesday’s work In the Senate. Republican senators made an effort to obtain its consideration a few minutes before the expiration of Buchtel's term, but the Senate would not agree. The offices will now be filled by Governor Shafroth.