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Seldom has a sapling grown to a
tree In the time in which that young
off-shoot of the postoflice department,
the rural delivery system, has attained
Its full dimensions, says the Balti
more American. The development of
the system that found its inception
in Carroll county in this state, has
been a marvel of public convenience.
Up to the present time the service
has cost the government $170,000,000.
and the third year has not yet ex
pired of the time of its full udoption.
It now numbers daily 20,000.000 pa
trons and covers 40,919 routes. The
advantage of the service and the ex
tensions it has made to the postal fa
cilities have done more than any oth
er one thing, aside from modern meth
ods of transportation and the tele
phone and telegraph, to promote intel
ligence in the country and to break the
isolation of country districts. Yet
when the service was started It was
bitterly opposed for interested motives
and the people whom It was designed
to serve lamented the innovation.
Hazing will receive a severe check
In the dismissal of the Pest Point ca
dets convicted of hazing Cadet Sutton.
The punishment of ruined careers is
a hard one for the folly In which the
young men indulged, but they had the
choice, with open eyes, between folly
and a career, and if they chose the
former they nust, If the army service
Is to b« maintained at a high standard
of discipline, take the consequences.
A young man thinks it of importance
that “cocky” newcomers should have
“the nonsense taken tftit of them.”
Public opinion and all experience show
that it is tar more Important that
the ftrat lesson a soldier must learn is
the great one of obedience, says the
Baltimore American. If the two stand
ards conflict, not even the most ardent
excusers of youthful folly will con
tend that that of military obedience
must go. If it is understood that
punishment In this case is irrevocable,
the persistence of hazing Is apt to give
way to determined authority.
Hon. Martin A. Knapp, chairman of
the Interstate commerce commission,
believes there will be a tremendous
increase in railroad tonuage this fall,
and he doubts the ability of the car
riers to handle the goods. The great
crops and the general revival of bust
ness mean a big demand for freight
cars, with the likelihood of scarcity
and congestion similar to the condl
lions of two and three years ago. Pm
dence would dictate, as the Wall Street
Summary suggests, that the railroad
rompanlnes make immediate provision
for an Increaso of equipment fp
deed, that journal maintains that there
should be always a reserve of 20 per
rent of the number of cars In com
mon use. for the periods of emergency
and pressure. The car builders should
get a move on. and thus keep the track
clear for the procession of reviving
As plans mature it becomes appar
ent that the Hudson-Fulton celebration
is to be oce of tbe greatest affairs of
the kind on record. It Is officially an
nounced that the display of warships
will be bigger than has ever been
seen, with one or two exceptions The
representation of American naval ves
sets will consist of 16 battleships
three armored cruisers, three scout
cruisers, 12 torpedo boats, four sub
marines, two parent ships attending
these craft, one tender and 13 auxtl
lartes. When to these shall be add
ed the foretgh naval vessels there may
be some conception of the imposing
show that la being prepared to takc
place in the waters where the Half
Moon explored and the Clermont first
attested to the value of steam as a
means of navigation.
Oyster raisers are said to be bring !
Ing the finest and fattest oysters ever
taken on the roast to the markets of '
the east, to stgrt the season. If
this Information is supplemented by
oyster packers with effort to give west
ern consumers oysters worthy the
name, there will be Joy in this section
also. There was a big Improvement
In the character of the shipped oyster
last year, and the trade picked up
In consequence. Therefor it may be
expected that the shippers will en
deavor to cultivate further consump
tion by doing the rlgnt thing with the
oyster and with the buyer in west
ern markets.
Next to the dismay at the waste of
the natural resources of America is
the gratification at the extent of the
movement to remedy the loss and to
prevent further extravagance. Con
nervation congresses are being held in
all parts of the country, and rightly,
for north, south and east, ns well as
the west, have been affected by the
prodigal methods.
Though the north pole has been dls
covered it will hardly be overrun with
Cupid goes a little too far when he
makes a sailor desert from tbe navy to
get married. Ixive may laugh at lock
smiths. but it cannot make faces at
Uncle Sam's rules and regulations
without paying the penalty for so do
No law ever rramed Is worth the
paper it la written on when a majority
considers it unwise or unjust.
At any rate, the American flag has
found tbe pole.
The strike of 300 Greek laborers in
ihe I'tah Copper Company's plant has
been satisfactorily settled.
Thomas H. Swope, a millionaire
and philanthropist, died suddenly at
his home in Kansas City Sunday
night, following a stroke of apoplexy.
He was 82 years old.
The 1.04 Angeles Examiner has ,
completed one of the most extraordi
nary campaigns in the history of
American municipalities by oversell
ing at popular subscription $720,000
worth of school bonds. ,
September geld receipts at the Se
attle assay office were less than $2,- (
000,000, or nearly a million less than
for September of last year. This is (
due to lack of water for placer min- |
ing in Alaska because of the dry sum- {
mer. Total receipts for the year will
be about the same as in 1308, a l'.ttle (
more than $18,000,000.
After au examination of the docu
ments relating to the services of for- '
mer Consul Pasquale Corte, the Ital
ian Department of Foreign nffalrs In ’
Rome Las turned over to the public
prosecutor the evidence brought by . ‘
Consul'General Rossi of Denver cnarg- J
ing Corte with peculation and fraud 1
involving the amount of SIO,OOO.
Two unpleasant incidents marred 1
the visit of President Taft at Port- 1
land. Ore., on the 2d inst. A man 1
with a revolver and his pockets full *
of cartridges was arrested on suspl- 1
cion that he wanted to shoot the f
President. Edmund 11. Hill, an aged 1
member of the Grand Army, was fa- 4
tally injured in the crush at the ar
mory at night, and died later. *
Attired In a linen di ster. an old <
black slouch hat and swinging an elec- l
trie lantern at his side. President Taft (
was locked in a narrow iron cage and <
dropped 1,200 feet through midnight 1
blackness Into the depths of ihe fa- 1
moua old copper mine at 1
Butte. He had the rate experience »
of seeing miners at work with a giant
drill in a vein of high-grade ore that :
* park led green with Its wealth of min- t
eral. |
Mrs. Mary Smith, 88 years old. died ;
at Newport, Ky. Mrs. Smith was for (
forty years a dally communicant at t
early mass at St. Peter's cathedral. ,
She and her husband came to America .
from I*ancashire. England, when cbe ,
was 48 years old. She had attended
mass daily for more than twenty-four ,
years before she left England. That
would make a total of more than 22.* 1
00" times she had gone to church. She (
had given two-thirds of her small tor* '
tune to charity. '
J. Mills, sheepherder of Wyoming, *
undoubtedly saved his life by hacking 1
off a finger with a dull knife. Mills, J
w bile on the range, was bitten on tbe ,
end of a finger Ly a rattlesnake. He
attempted to amputate the finger f
above the bite, but his knife was so
cull that he could only cut tbe flj4h t
away from tbe bite. This, however,
was sufficient to prevent the poison t
entering his system. He tnen walked
t« u miles to a telegraph station and
ordered an automobile. In which he
was taken to Cheyenne and placed in *
a hospital. <
■’ i I
Four persons were killed and three
others Injured In a collision between 1
a freight train and a hand car one I
mile west of Edgar. Win. |
Pcje dwellings 4,000 years old, slm
| liar to those discovered in the north
<of Switzerland, have been unearthed 1
| In a swamp on the plateau cast of
l.ake Vatter. 120 miles northwest of
' Stockholm. The excavations disclosed
1 petrified apples, wheat kernels, nuts.
| pottery. Hint and horn implements,
amber ornaments and wild boar teeth,
all in a good state*of preservation in
the calcareous mud.
The land Trust Company and the
Mercantile Trust Company, both state
institutions at Pittsburg, did not open
for business Monday. James L White,'
s*ate bank examiner, ter temporarily
let elver for both bank*. The trust
companies consolidated recently. It
is said they were unable to carry cut
th* merger, and made arranKements
Saturday to assign voluntarily. Ac
cording to the officials, tbe depositors
v. ill be paid in full. The capital stock
of the two companies Is $1,210,000.’
The late Gov. Johnsons will has
been in the Ramsey county pree
tiate court.’ The value of the estate is
\a!u‘*d in a petition for probate In ex-i
« ess of $37,430.
Wireless telephone communications
ior Colorado and Wyoming is the ob
ject of the visit to Cheyenne of Sam
Covington of Seattle, representative of
a wireless company now operating in
the Northwest city. Covington de
clares that .tfis company proposes to
establish wireless stations at Chey
enne and Sheridan, Wyo., and Denver
and Pueblo, Colo.
A voluntary Increase In wages has
been announced ior the 2,200 motor
men and conductors employed by the
Detroit United Railway and on Inter
urban l'nes who have been in the
service of the company for two years
or more.
Five days ahead of schedule time,
Walter Chaf'ee and Charles Hahn,
each twenty-one years old, arrived in
Seattle, 131 days out from I’hiladel- ;
phia, whence they started out on a
foot Journey across the country the ■
afternoon of May J
I An International marathon at Homy
lulu resulted in a victory for Nisei
Jackson, an American, over the Jap
'an esc champion, Tsukomoto, who
; gave up soon after the fourteenth
mile, when Jackson was a mile and a
! half ahead.
President Diaz of Mexico has or
dered a carload of choice flowers for
delivery in Juarez on the morning of
October ICth. The flowers will be
used to decorate the reception and
banquet rooms in Juarez on the occa
sion of the Taft-Diaz meeting.
! Harry Whitney, expert at St. Johns,
N. F.. believes both Dr. Cook and
I Commander Peary found the North
I Pole, in expressing this belief Whit
ney said he knows no reason for
doubting Cook more than Peary. "Dr.
Cook’s story,” he said, "seems to me
truthful and probable. Nothing else
would explain his twelve months' ul>
Cardinal Gibbons says that Judge
Milllken of New Bedford. Mass., did
right in deciding that the testimony
, was not privileged in the case In
which a wife desired to go on the
stand in a suit of her husband against
a priest, to show that the priest in the
confessional had urged her to abjure
her marriage because It had been a
' civil ceremony and not under the
church rights.
Declaring that the remonetization of
silver is the only remedy which will
prevent the total loss of our trade
with Asiatic countries. Judge C. C.
Goodwin of Salt Lake end James A.
. Heckman, secietary qf the Merchants
and Manufacturers’ Board of Trade of
New York, have begun the fight for
i the recognition of the white metal
before the American Minins Congress
at Goldfield.
In a speech on the conservation of
natural resources delivered at Spo
kane. President Taft declared that he
would ask Congress to authorize the
issuance of $10,000,000 in bonds to
complete irrigation projects already
begun in the West and on which work
had been stopped for lack of funds.
Mrs. Igiulsa Compton of Pinesvllle, <
La., wrote to tbe War Department,
asking i» a bounty was given to the :
parents of large families. Mrs. Comp- >
ton said that she bail been told tnat ■
the pareuts of large families were ;
given a bounty, and cited the fact
that she had ten sons to Justify her
claim to a reward.
The Treasury Department has setr
tied the question of the legality of
drawing checks below $1 by deciding '
that any man who has nn account in
a bank can draw on it for any sized «
check he wishes, without violating I
the law. Assistant Seen tary Norton, <
who recently received appeals from
many persons on the subject. Issued ,
this statement. ,
Asserting that the cllmr.te is too hot
and that the food Is not that to which j
the English emigrant is accustomed, i
the British consul at Galveston. Mr. i
Nugent, reports to bis government <
that his district, which includes Texas 1
and New Mexico, is. generally speak- 1
ing, "by no means suited to the aver
age emigrant from the United King
dom. **
The following changes in stations
and duties of officers of the medical
corps are ordered: Lieutenant Col
onel William Stephenson will go to
Fort Leavenworth for duty: Captain
Wilson T. Davidson, relieved from :
duty as surgeon of transport Buford
will go to Columbus barracks for duty,
relieving Captain Samuel M. Deloffre,
who will go to Fort Bliss for duty,
relieving Major Clarence J. Manley.
Major Manley will go to Fort Douglas
for duty.
In view of the fact that but 204 na
tional banks out o/ the total of over
7,000 In this country have seceded to
the recent request of Comptroller of
the Currency Murray, that more
$5 notes be taken by them. It appears
that the prediction of the scarcity of
small money In tne crop-moving pe-t
rlod this year Is not looked upon seri
ously by the bankers of the country.
Acting upon the tneorv that an addi
tional issue of $5 bank notes would re
lieve the demand of $& silver certifi
cates, and these being released could
be exchanged for $1 bills. Comptroller
Murray two months ago issued the
To set at rest allegations which
hate been made over the country re
garding the source of the funds used
by the Roosevelt hunting expedition
in Africa. Secretary Walcott of tbe
Smithsonian Institution authorized tbe
statement that not a cent of the cost
comes from the fund* of the institu
tion or from the United States gov
ernment. Tbe secretary says the per
sonal'friends of Colpnel Roosevelt,
whose names are not'disclosed, nave
provided the sdototlflf! party with suf
ficient funds to carry on the expedi
tion. The statement was issued In
view of the numerous letters of in
quiry received by Secretary Walcott
concerning the source the finan
cing of the expedition. ' / •
Col. Leonard A. LoveVing. Twenty
eighth Infantry, will report to the
board at San Francisco for cxauiina
• tion for retirement. ;*
1 Colorado pat >nts have been granted
as follows: F. G. Goff, Denver, steam
heating valve; .1. (J. Green and V. A.
Henry. Colorado Springs, glass cutting
table; A. H. Harris. Denver, coupling;
H. I'. La t hum. Denver, yste and door;
J. W. Nunn. Denver, musical device;
A. E. Weightze, Denver, skein holder;
T. J. Bartc w. Manzariota, heater: S.
L. Bates. Denver, cboppiug knife; R.
H. Bow man, Canon .Cllty. steering
for-motorcycles, hand levand motor
- vehicle. ** ■ *•. v
In a speech on the coßMCfyation -ql
. nstuial resources delivered at Spo
kane, President Taft declared that he
would ask Congress to authorize the
' issuance of $10,000,000 in bonds to
1 complete Irrigation projects already
i begun In Ihe west and on which work
had been stopped for lack of funds.
Charles J. Bell, former governor of
’ Vermont, died of heart disease on a
• truin in the Grand Central station ss
i h«- was about to leave for Boston. He
served as chief magistrate of Vermont
t 1 from 1904 to 1906. In previous ye4rs
| ho held many offices of minor impor
‘ tance. Governor Bell was born If
i Weldon. Vt.. in 184.7
Denver.—Agitation of the railroad
rate question and the coming conven
tion on that subject called by Gov
ernor Shafroth resulted in the rate
committee of the Chamber of Com
merce meeting and drafting a resolu
tion, which was adopted declaring, it
is said, for independent action by that
body on the matter. Just what the
resolution is the committee declined to
say. It has been put up to the board
of directors of the Chamber of Com
merce for action.
This board will probably meet to
take up the resolution. It is under
stood that the committee wants to go
in and fight vigorously for better rail
road rates. Indorsement of the Soutb
westeru Tariff Association was given
by the chamber during the Transmis
slssippi Commercial Congress in Den
ver last summer. This association is
made up chiefly of shippers In Okla
homa, Texas and Kansas. It already
haa a complaint filed before the Inter
state Commerce Commission against
the railroads in tbe Southwest mainly
for the abolition of the base line sys
tem of tariffs. The Denver Chamber
of Commerce, in its indorsement, how
ever, did not go that far. It believes
in the "combination of locals and still
holds to that svstera of tariffs. How
ever, George J. Kindel, the rate fight
er. joined the association in Its 'ight
and intervened for Colorado in the
Southwestern complaint.
825,000 for a Ranch.
Montrose. Colo. —Wood Gsllowa)
sold the Galloway ranch of 2.000 acres
in the Paradox valley to C. W. Price
of Montrose for $25,000. Price was act
ing agent for a company of New York
The ranufc lies along both sides of
the Dolores river and is one of the
finest stock ranches in western Colo
rado. There is a partial water right
for the place and about 200 acres of
the ranch Is in cultivation. Several
small orchards are on the ranch. The
Galloway family settled on this ranch
in IM3 and were the flret sett tern In
that part of Montrose county.
A Chamber of .Commerce was organ
ized at Whitewater , a small town be
tween Grand Junction and Montrose.
It will act In conjunction with the
Mesa County Business Men's Associ
ation, recently formed. J. R. Penlsten
Is president and John J. McKay secre
Cayl Evans, 12 years old. at Wind
sor, shot and seriously Injured Jimmy
Forbes, while playing soldier.
Under the direction of the local pas
tors' association and In conjunction
with the State Sunday School Associ
ation, tbe taking of the religious cen
sus of Florence has begun.
Weld County Land Withdrawn.
Greeley, Colo.—That 10,000 acres of
land Is to be withdrawn by the govern
ment in township 7, range 64 west,
north of Greeley, Is reported. Wheh
this Is done, homeseekers must he gov
erned by law’s rdat'ng to the obtain
ing of mineral calms until the prop
erty Is reinstate! as an agricultural
tract. This will not affect those living
on the land lor t|e purpose of making
final proofs, but It will* prohibit the :
maklug of relimpiishments in order
that a second party may be benefited,
land in Weld county has been with
drawn by the gorernroent at various
times to allow Investigations for coal,
but in every case has been reinstated
as agricultural or grazing land.
Former Colorado Man Killed.
That Horace W. I .ay bourn, a for
mer resident of-Wndspr and Boulder,
had been acrid* ntslly shot and killed
at Ijikeview, Oregon, t7aq tip* word
received by his brothers, and
M. H. Layhourn. S*t i.lght. Horace
I.aybourn went to Ukoride to attend
« land drawing.
Weld County Fastor Resigns.
Greeley.—The RtV. Emanuel Payne i
of the Baptist church rl Eaton has j
resigned from the lastorate. He has
been pastor of the *hureii for the last
four years and has hern active In the
Cqunty Minister.a! Assoc iatJon work.
Three members o' the Miner Tamil}’
at»Grand Junction have died within!
ten -days. V •
Because looter Wdsdri, an embalm- i
er. was overheard syiug "I hope Taft j
wii fall and break Its neck” the Den
ver police locked his in Jail until the
president departed.
Ed Romyn, who ras chef for the
Roosevelt-Jalge Bofch bear-hunting
party in western CJoradq.
Trinidad with ills rife and expects
to open . u restfeunat. depending on
the reputation of lif service for the
President for patroiSge. •
William Sample, brnierly 1 Hie
United States coastguard service in
Maine, and Marcia McKay, daughter
of a wealthy cattleoan of Debequc,
1 Colo., were rnarriec at Greeley Mon
day by the Rev. R.J. Hunter of the
First Presbyterian church. S*rnple
left the governraed service three
years ago and becase a Weld county
The union Pacific-Railway system,
i embracing what arejonimonly known
as the llarrlman lies, is to spend
1 $100,000,000 In extenlons, betterments
and equipment in Ccqrado, Utah, Wy
oming, Nebraska, KJisas and other
western states.
Maude Kealy has been granted si
W. H. Mclntosh, a teamster, l*as
mysteriously disappeared front (Irand
Junction. « f-nt' ’>■> tfA;
M Milken, the new town on the Den
ver, Laramie & Northwestern, Is hav
ing a boom.
The Glenwood Springs bank rob
bers seem to "have escaped all possi
bility of detection,
Charles Woolf of Golden was bound
over to the District Court on charge
of cattle rustling.
J. L Ridgeway- ; is appointed post
master at Wolcott, Eagle county,
Colo., vice A. M. Tuttle, resigned.
Thirty warrants were issued Mon
day at Pueblo for the nrrest of men
living near the Missouri Pacific round
house, who, it is charged by Special
Agent F. j. Cox, have stolen almost
enough tools to start another rail
road. All manner of railroad property
is included in the list, and it is
charged that even a handcar was
The body of E. Esplneza. a miner
eighteen years of age. employed by
the Colorado Fuel & Iron Company at
Segundo, was found on the railroad
tracks of the Colorado & Wyoming
at that camp Monday It is pre
sumed that be was trying to beat his
way to Trinidad on a freight when h«
fell uhder the wheels. He was un
married and lived with his parents.
Driven to desperation by pain, the re
sult of mouths of suffering from
3tomach trouble, Fred C. Bucherdee,
aged CO. a pioneer of Boulder county,
committed suicide in his home at
Lyons. He first slashed his wrists
with a butcher knife, but fearing that
his wife would detect his act before
he could bleed to death, he took a
shotgun and blew off the top of his
bead. ’ •
Reports roceived at Pueblo from
“xperts state that the crops in Pueblo
county and the Arkansas valley will
be at least double the average this
year and it is believed that one of
the greatest crops in the history of
the state will be garnered. This ap
plies both to irrigated and non-lrrl
gated lands. Corn is the best ever
| and sugar beets the most prolific and
Isw eet for years. Hay alone is scarce
and poor.
Plans have been submitted to the
state engineer for the Decker Creek
Reservoir Company’s irrigation
icheine, which contemplates the build
ing of a twenty-foot dam on Decker
creek in Mineral county, and im
pounding 43.422.000 cubic feet of wa
ter. The estimated cost of the necOs
«ary construction work is |6,000, as
ictermined by a survey completed
} September 211. Charles E. Ha’l is the
| applicant.
John K. Caldwell, commander of
Colorado Springs Post No. 22. O. A. R.,
lied suddenly Sunday morning in San
Diego, Cal. He reached San Diego
Friday, having gone there after sev
eral weeks’ illness In the hospital In
the holies thut the lower altitude
would benefit Ills health. The direct
cause of his death was heart failure
Mr. Caldwell was sixty-five years old
and is survived by his stepdaughter,
Mrs. Belle Coulter, with whom ne
lved in Colorado Springs.
Final survey for the propoe«*d elec
| trie car line from Grand Junction ui
Fruita was commenc ed Monday under
the direction of Chief Engineer Mose
ly of the company. The rlghl of way
over the entire course has been se
cured and at a conference held in
Fruita last Saturday between Genera'.
Manager Sunderlln and other officials
of the Ir.terurban Electric Coinpagy
.jr.d the local committee, which had
in charge the securing of the right of
way. It was formally announced thst
the road would be in operation by
January Ist. >
Denver.—Reviewing of the assess
merits of corporations was finished by
the state board of equalization, and
values fixed on telegraph, telephone,
railfo9s,and express companies in the
sum of fiitfXDO.OOO. un increase of sl.-
066,000 over last year’s assessment.
The Rtate will receive $240,000 In
taxes from this, and the counties com
bined the sum of $1,708.00.
The assessments on four corpor
ations fixed at the April meeting were
changed by the board; the l T n!on Pa
clfic was granted a reduction of SB6O.
upu because It had made a mistake In
ffituring Ilk bonds of $506,000. The
Western Union was reduced $47,000
and the Postal Telegraph company
$61,000, these reductions being triade
on account of losses Claimed’ fo have
been sustained In the' business. The
Missouri Pacific was >educed 1 recause
of a clerical error of kiOO/KHL ; >
In spite of the big ‘induction for the
Gnion Pacific, that road bas(ihe.great
est proportional Increase,of any of the
railroads. ■ > , J ' '' *
. county school tekehers •
are holrfihg an institute at 1 Vatu pa
this week.
Lieutenant Colonel Charles A. Var
num, retired upon his own application,
is detailed as or military
science and tactics at the University
of Maine. He is relieved from duty
with the organized militia of Idaho.
As a reward for seventeen years of
constant and efficient service, Harry
I*. Hobbs, recently connected with the
auditor's office of the (,'olnrado Mid
land railroad, has been made treas
inrer of that companv. His hoadquar
im will continue to be in Denver.
Stricken with heart failure just af
ter he had finished his .supper. Satur
day night. Henry Hall Dowling, aged
seventy-fonr, 440 West Twelfth ave
nue. Denver, died before medical aid 1
could be summoned. Mr. Dowling had ]
been a citizen of Denver for the past i
thirty-five years.
While riding bis motorcycle Bunday
night, Harry Clark, a well-known gn> <
cer of Cripple Creek, hit a prairie dog I
bole, fell from his machine and broke I
his right leg. Despite his Injuries he
rode over a mile on the machine to
Florissant for assistance.
Washington.—Frederick A. Cook,
the Arctic explorer, announced Sun
day night shortly after his arrival
from New' York to deliver his lec
ture, that he will acquiesce in the
proposition that the University of Co
penhagen be asked to waive Its claim
to a prior examination of his records,
In order that the American Geo
grphlc societies, and other scientific
societies In this country may be. en
abled to review his data. Ho said he
would be satisfied to have the decis
ions of all these tribunals announced
Frankness characterized Dr. Cook's
answers to every question, although
the explorer added but little to what
he already has said and published
since he returned to civilization.
When asked If he would in the fu
ture fit un an expedition to go to the
south pole. Dr. Cook said he was not
yet prepared to answer on that point,
but he added that the discovery of
the south pole would be much easier
than the north pole, and would be at
tended by far less dangerous risks.
He pointed out-that a probable route
to the south pole would be along
stretcheif of land on which stations
might be established and that this
would mean a quicker discovery-
Dr. Cook laughinglv said he did not
at this time feel any earnest desjre to
return to the north pole.
An enthusiastic crowd of several
thousand people greeted Dr. Cook
upon his arrival and the throngs in
their eagerness to see or get near him
were kept in check with difficulty by
scores of policemen and detectives.
At the station there was a conspicu
ous lack of official courtesies to the
explorer. None c! the government or
scientific officials were .present to
welcome him, nor were any civic
bod’es represented.
Dr. Cook was cheered as he passed
through the streets.
Dr. Cook, in his lecture, deviated
but slightly irom his previous utter
ances in describing his dash to the
pole, and sought to confine himself
more to his travels and experiences
than to discussions of criticisms
aimed at him. He asserted that while
he was glad to nave discovered the
pole and was glad to have returned
to tell the world about it, he had fen
deavored to make It. plain that his
was a private expedition and not
backed by the government or by a
“polar trust.”
Mining Congress Closes.
Goldfield, Nev. —The American Min
ing Congress closed iu twelfth ses
sion here at noop Saturday after
adopting a resolution calling upon the
national government *o pass laws
against granting perpetual franchises
for water power or water rights in
western states, end urging that slml
,.l«t state legislation be passed wit li
mit waiting for congressional action.
The apex l law. under which the dis
coverer-of •«•• mineral lode or vein can
follow it outside the linqs of his clalip.
was another subject of. rfiacusslon, and
its repeal, with the substitution cjf a
law making the side lines of a claim
its limits when continued downward
.-•rttcally was urged.
Wildcat mit:lqg schemes were
placed under the ban by the congress
which urged state and national legis
lation to prevent the operator* ot
vuen schemes from diverting money
of investors, whtch might otherwise
be used 1n developing legitimate prop
erties.* • •
J. H. nichards of Boise. Ida., the
rctirlug president .of, the congress,
was given a handsome r liver service
by ine delegates.
Los Angeles and Spokane have de
velopcd a lively rivalry for the hexl
pessten of tie congress. This tfues
tiem wilf be decided by the executive
Object to Stomach Pump.
Ixmdon.—Writs have been l«fU'd
against Home Secretary-Gladstone anft
the cprison'.official*.. of Birmingham
ia connection jyith im notion for atr
for the forcible feeding with a
pump last wfeek7of.<« number
of /suffragettes • who .persisted in go
lhgfon'a,“hbn*efi strikp". while in Jail.
Thd- soiffragt-UO-,leaders• contend that
•forcible feeding is..illegal.
St. Louis Centennial Week.
St. Louis.—The overture to S»
IxrtiH’ Centennial -Week was sounded
by the whist 10s of the. river front at
noon Saturdav when the. second dl
vision of the Atlantic; torpedo boat
flotilla, headed by the flagship Mac-
Donfongh. steamed into ihb"harbor un
der escort of'city. state and centennial
officials and was moored. For five
miles along the water front the four
torpedo bpats. MacDonough, Tirgey,
Wilkes and Thornton, paraded, while
tens of thousands flocked to, th«,
levees. •
Steamship Passenger War.
I .os Angeles.-—The war of the roast
stekmMflp •■companies in on. and q pus
seager.'can.-vJdu from Los Angeles to
San Francisco .pieals included, for sl.
The thousand • of homeseekers who
have reaohe.! California on reduced
tourist rates »rom the Hast'are crowd
ing the coast vessels to their capaci
ties. Railroad travel- has fallen ofl
enormously. The West Coast Company
has cut the rates to Seattle and Port
land to $15.85 and $11.50 respectively.
The previous rates were $22.50 and
Taking Lydia E. Pinkham’s
Vegetable Compound
Columbus. Ohio. —"I have taken
Lydia-E. rink ham’s Vegetable Com-
pound during
change of life. My
doctor told me ft
was good, and since
taking it I feel so
much better that I
can do all my work
again. I think
Lvoia E. Pinkham’s
Vegetable Com
pound a line remedy
for all woman’s
troubles, and I
never forget to tell
iu kii
. my friends what it has done for me.'*
. —Mrs. E. Hanson, 804 East Long Bt.,
Columbus. Ohio.
Another Woman Helped.
Graniteville, Vk “I was passing
i through the Changeof Life and suffered
from nervousness and other annoying
symptoms. Lydia E- Finkham's Vege
table Compound restored my healthand
strength, and proved worth mountains
1 of gold to me. For the sake of other
suffering women I am willing vou
should publish my letter.'* Mrs.
Ciiablks Barclay, R.F.D., Granite
ville. Vt
Women who are passing through this
critical period or who are suffering
from any of those distressing ills pe
culiar to their sex should notlose sight
of the fact that for thirty years Lydia
E. Pinkham’s Vegetable Compound,
which is made from roots and herbs,
has been the standard remedy for
female ills. In almost every commu
nity you will find women who have
been restored to health by Lydia E.
Pinkham’s Vegetable Compound.
Townsite Opening
New town of TWO BUTTBS, Colorado, will »»•
opened October tf, IWD. Priority of *el«s-iion
determined by drawing. Town surrounded by
Z3..*»0 acres of Irrigated Carey Act and Stsir
lands, besides rant area of finest grating land
In Colorado. Oround floor opportunity fot
•eery kind retail mercantile bunlnett*. Full
information on application. THE TWO BUTTES
Would Find Use for It.
After a day and a night spent in an
swering telephone calls from people
who wanted the latest news from
Peary and Dr. Cook, the secretary of
one of the arctic clubs had retired
for a well-earned rest, when the per
sistent ’phone bell rang again. A voice
at the other end said:
“Do you want the ambulance sent
right over?”
“What ambulance?” roared the irate
"Why. the one you seiit for.”
”1 sent for no ambulance.”
“You He!”
The secretary gasped, then he
screamed into the ’phone:
"Send It as soon as possible, and
you come over, too. and I’ll send you
back in It!”
On a Time Limitation.
In spite of the reputation for latltu
dinarianlsm be gained from his early
trial for heresy, the late Prof. Jowett
of Oxford was intolerant of preten
tiousness and shallow conceit. One
self-satisfied undergraduate met the
master one day. "Master.” be said. "1
have searched everywhere In all phil
osophies, ancient and modern, and no
where find the evidence csf a
God.” "Mr. replied the master.
after a shorter pause than usual. "If
you don’t find a God by five o’clock
this afternoon you must leave this
Come Home, Mother.
Mother, dear mother, come home
from the club, and rustle some sii|e
per for me; 'tis time you were hen
working over the grub, and getting
things ready for tea. The table's not
set nor the teakettle boiled, the vege
tables are hot prepared; no wonder
my temper and feelings are roiled,
though ’tls doubtful. Indeed. If you
cared Come home, come home, come
ho-liD-home! . Yas, cut your symposium
dowu q wee 'bit. dear mother, and
hpgtlc right home!—Los Angeles Kx
Repartee in the Bright Family.
• "Tbo newspapers are making t
great stir about men’s disinclination
to marry." remarked Mrs. Bright.
“The Bible says there are no mar
ilages in heaven." commented Mr. B.
"And what has that to do with us?”
_ Bright lasglied.
"Perhaps they are figuring on hnv-
Jug a little lieavpn on earth.”
Effect of Their Warm Drink in the
. A year ago I was a wreck from
coffee, drinking and was on the point
of giving up my position In the school
room because of nervousness.
"I was telling a friend about it and
she said, ’We drink nothing at meal
time but Postum. and it is such a
comfort to have something we can
enjoy drinking with the children.’
"J was astonished that she would
allow »he children to drink any kind of
coffee, but she said Postum was the
most healthful drink in the world for
children as well as for older ones, and
that the condition of both the children
and adults showed that to be a fact.
’My first trial wn* a failure. The
cook boiled It four or five minutes and
It tasted so fiat that I was In despair
but determined to give it one more
Trial. This time we followed the direc
tions and boiled It fifteen minutes aft
er the boUing began. It was a decided
sue,cess and 1 was completely won by
Its rich delicious flavour. In a short
time I noticed a decided improvement
In my condition and kept growing bet
ter month after month, until now I am
perfectly healthy, and do my work
school room with ease and pleas
ure. 1 would not return to the nerve
destroying regular coffee for any
Read the famous little "Health Clas
sic.” "The Road to WellviUq.” In pkgs.
"There’s a Reason.”
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