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r UIUR - . . COLORADO “AN OLD-FASHIONED WINTER." Those who believe that nature gives various warnings In the fall when the winter is going to be severe, are pre dicting a strenuous season for snow and ice and low temperature. They wy that the wild birds which stay in the north during the winter have un usually thick plumage. The shells of nuts are reported to be heavier than they are when a mild winter Is coming, and chestnut burrs are also of the "‘old-fashioned winter” kind, If these weather prophets are correct. Pur bearing animals are more warmly clad, according to the same wiseacres, than they are before "open" winters, and the bones of geese make the same prophecy. It Is all very interesting, but men who make the study of the weather their life work and bring to bear upon It all of the learning and scientific resources of the age, utterly reject these much trusted warnings. They are certain that there is nothing In the whole theory of animal prep arations, conscious or unconscious, for differences In winters. They do not believe that the trees grow more bark or put thicker burrs on nuts because the winter is going to be severe. In fact, the scientific experts who deal with the climate seriously and with Infinite pains. In all civilized countries, year after year, are sure that there is no nature sign language which tells the character of the weather months In advance. According to "revised estimates’* by the geological survey, the coal re maining in the United States amounts to aome three thousand billion short tons. The figures are inconceivable, but what they signify can be readily understood. In a word, the supply Is sufficient to last for more than 7,000 years; presumably, at that, allowing something for present wasteful meth ods of production. To bo sure, some thing less than one-half of the supply Is accessible only with difficulty, ac cording to known methods of extrac tion. Btlll, with whatever exceptions, the revised estimates give a more hopeful outlook than the public had been led to believe were possible from figures heretofore submitted. The remarks of President Swain to tho students at the opening of Swarth more college the other day contain much of sound sense. "Do not form the habit In college of spending largo sums of money.” said Dr. Swain to the freshmen. "When one has learned the value of money and has a large de gree of earning power, this matter will usually take care of Itself. College stu dents are not, as a rule, large money earners, and aro usually spending money earned by others. It is usu ally a safe rule not to spend much money until you have learned how to earn it.” It will astonish many to learn from government reports that the Indians are Increasing In number Instead of decreasing, and that they are becom ing more self-supporting. This grati fying improvement Is laid to the greater facilities afforded for the edu cation of boys and girls in the govern ment schols and in the system of ap portioning lands, says the Baltimore American. It Is time that some meas ure of Justice were being meted out to she original possessors of the land and efforts made to turn them from rov ing savages into useful and self-re apecting citizens. A Chicago man. to whom was de afled a lease In an apartment because he had children. Is suing his landlord under the law which declares land lords may not refuse to rent to fam ilies with children. If that law stands the test of a court decision It will sur prise some people, says the Milwau kee Wisconsin. While a man with children must have a place to keep them, yet tho owner of property should have the right to refuse to rent his property to anyone whom he considers undesirable. New York physicians are upholding high fees. With rates advanced for medical advice and undertakers rest ive under low burial rates. It really is much cheaper to keep healthy, cheer ful and alive. “Hot Water Is Cure for Many Ills," ®ays a newspaper Woman’s Page headline. It may be. but there are hundreds of people that get into hot water who don’t like It. Now a professor of the University of Chicago says that young children are not primitive little savages, but he will get few except doting parents to accept his theory. Spain s troubles In Morocco are now exceeded by Spain’s troubles at home. King Alfonso Is certainly the unhappy ruler of an unhappy land. South American revolutions amount to so little now that the world only laughs at them. * If the young women in the depart ment stores only knew it. they are much more beautiful without the dis tractions of falso hair and other re dundancies. An English optimist declares that laughter will keep ofT old age. This la the positive and pleasurable side of the negative "don’t-worry” proposition A London poet has Just “gone broke.” but London needn’t think she jhas the only busted poet. AN EPITOME OF LATE LIVE NEWS CONDENSED RECORD OF THE PROGRE88 OF EVENT8 AT HOME AND ABROAD. FROM AIL SOURCES 8AYING8, DOINGS, ACHIEVE MENTS, 8UFFERING8, HOPES AND FEARS OF MANKIND. WESTERN NEWS. Isadora Newman, millionaire phil anthropist, who died a week ago, re membered the Jewish hospital for con sumptives at Denver, Colo., in his will for 11,000. The highest price ever paid for hogs at the South Omaha market is $8.40 per hundred, which was paid for a carload received December 9th from Western Iowa. They averaged 276 pounds each. Two carloads of steers from Maple Hill, Kan., sold at $10.50 a hundred pounds at the Kansas City stockyards December 9th, the highest price ever paid on the open market at that point. The cattle were Herefords, two years old. and weighed an average of 1,442 pounds. A report received In Denver of the work accomplished by “Billy” Sunday, the evangelist, at Cedar Rapids, la., states that during the meetings there he effected over 3.000 conversions. At the conclusion he was presented with a purse of $1,050, while his sing ers and helpers were given gold watches. With the reply filed in the case of Dunsmulr vs. Dunsmuir, arrangements are now being made at Victoria, U. C.. for the trial which will involve a fight between the heirs of the late Mrs. Joan Dunsmuir and the retiring lieu tenant governor, James Dunsmuir, for recovery of an estate valued at be tween $15,000,000 and $18,000,000. The union Job printers of Seattle on the 6th Inst, presented to their em ployers a new scale calling for a re duction of hours from eight to sev»n and a half and an increase of wages from $24 to $2S a week. The employ ers rejected the scale and announced that they would suspend business rather than pay IL Upon Pike's Peak there has Just been established by the United States an experiment station of forestry, the first of Its kind in Colorado and the second in the country. The station will serve the same interests In the forestry division o/ the government as the agricultural experiment sta tions in the agricultural department. The Washakie hotel at Thermopolis Is the first building in Wyoming to l>e equipped with a heating system which requires no attention und will main tain an equitable heat from year’s oud to year's end If desired. It uses hot water type from the state, hot springs . near town, instead of the customary j furnace and boiler. A similar system , is being Installed in the state building on the hot springs reserve. At a public auction sale at Austin, Tex., resulting from the late anti trust suit and ouster proceedings, the prop erty of the Waters-Pierce Oil Com- : pany was sold to 8. W. Fordyce and associates of St. I.ouis. The price bid was $1,431,741. The property of the Se curity Oil Company was bought by John Sealey of Oalveston for $85,000 and that of the Navarro Refining Com pany of Corsicana was also sold to Sealey for $750,000. Sixty cars of the 1 Union Tank IJne Company were bought by Mr. Sealey for $40,000. The trial at I.os Angeles of Albert! Ryan, formerly an organizer for the Western Federation of Miners, who killed two men and wounded a third in a I.os Angeles hotel on the night of July 15 last, came to an abrupt end ing in the Superior Court on the 9th Inst., when Ryan pleaded guilty to murder in the first degree. This plea means hanging or life imprisonment. Ryan was adjudged sane by a Jury. His victims were Otto Miller and Har ry E. Snyder of Colorado Springs. GENERAL NEWS. The charges against Dr. Cook, pub lished in the New York Times, were received with Incredulity by the Uni versity of Copenhagen. The appellate division of the Su preme Court of New York has upheld the section of the Armstrong law, lim iting the new busiuess of life insur ance companies in any year to $150,- 000,000. Ten persons were killed and thirty nine injured, six probably fatally, in Ohio during the three weeks hunting season which closed December 4th. Of those injured, many were crippled for life. Several lost a foot, a leg cr a hand. A few were blinded. Inquiry by the coroner's jury Into the cause of the St. Paul mine disas ter, In which 300 men were killed, at Cherry. 111., came to a sud-lcn stop by the adjournment of the coroner's Jury until December 20th. to give the offi cers time to search for missing wit nesses. The village of Utica was prac tically wiped out by fire early on the morning of the 9th inst.. and one man, Edward Daug of I,ancaster. a guest of the Hotel Vance, was burned ( to death. Thirty-five other guests of, the hotel bad a narrow escape. The loss is $100,000. Walter Ixmsdale, secretary to Dr. Frederick A. Cook, arrived at Chrisl iansand. Denmark, on the 5th inst., aboard the steamer United States. lie said he had with him all of Dr. Cook's records. Prince Frederick Von Sayn Witt genstein, of Prussia, who renounced his princely rank in pursuance of a family agreement on account of hav ing married below his rank, has re ceived from Emperor William the title of Baron Von Altenberg. Frederick married Marie Louise Vertling, a woman of the middle class Temperance leaders at the national headquarters of the various anti-sa loon force in New York City declare that no doubt exists but what Uncle Sam will soon entirely abolish alco holic stimulants in any form In its army and navy. The leading express companies lmve issued circulars advising the public to express all packages as early as oos sible. If senders will start their pack ages early, the express companies will be glad to put labels on each package: “Do not open until Christmas.” Announcement Is made at 'Bradford* Fa., that the sixty hand-blown glass plants of the country will apply for ar ticles of incorporation under the laws of Pennsylvania for a company to be known as the Imperial Window Glass Company of the United States. It will be capitalized at $10,000,000. Owing to imperfect patching of a defective part in his machine, Antonio Fernandez, an aviator, met death at Nice, France, on the 6th inst., while flying for the first time in an aero plane of his own Invention. The ma chine turned over at a great height and Vhe driver fell under it and was crushed to death. Captain Palmer E. Pierce of the United State** army, who is president of the International Athletic Associa tion. has issued a call for the annual meeting of that body in New York City on December 28th and has an nounced that the subject of football revision will take up a considerable portion of the program. The New York Times has printed the remarkable narratives of two men, made under oath, declaring that they were employed by Dr. Frederick A. Cook to fabricate astronomical and other observations for submission to the University of Copenhagen. Dr. Cook's records arrived at Copenhagen on the 8th inst. By the will of the late Charles H. Farnam, Jr., of New Haven, an estate estimated at about half a million dol lars is left to Yale University to bo used for buildings for the Sheffield Scientific school. /The widow, Mrs. Ruth Stanley Farnum, will have life use of the property and on her death the university will get IL In the prosecution at New York of six former employes of the American Sugar Reffnlng Company, James Con- Ion, a former customs weigher, testi fied that although he had apprised his superiors of the existence of fraud more than ten years ago, nothing wus done to punish the guilty persons until after the death of H. O. Havemeyer. A large part of the Goidd Interests in the Western Union Telegraph Com pany retired at a meeting of the di rectors in New York and they and oth ers affiliated with the Goulds were succeeded by men representing ihe American Telegraph & Telephone Company, the Harrlmau and the Moore interests. George J. Gould, chairman of the board and until re cently accredited the largest Individ ual stockholder, did not retire. NEWS FROM WASHINGTON. William J. Calhoun of Chicago has been appointed minister to China and has signified his acceptance of the office. Senator J. C. 8. Blackburn has re signed as a member of the Isthmian Canal Commission and his resignation has been accepted by the President. I On the opening of Congress. Foun i tain L. Thompson, Democrat, was sworn In as senator from North Da kota. He succeeds the late Martin Johnson. At a caucus of Democratic senators Senator H. D. Money of Mississippi was choseii as minority leader In the Senate to succeed Senator Culberson ! of Texas, who resigned. The navy year book for 1909 shows the race for second place among the navies of the world to be still very ! close as between the United States and Germany. The United States has a greater tonnage of battleships and armored cruisers, but Germany has a ; larger number ot small vessels. 1 Taking a square hit at the annual Roosevelt physical tests for army of ficers, Surgeon General Torney in his annual report says that the present test not only fails in the object it sought to attain—“a physical condi tion which would enable them to be always fit for active field service”— but may result in serious damage to elderly officers. The Department of Agriculture on the 7th inst. estimated that the newly seeded area of winter wheat is 7.9 per cent greater than the revised estimat ed area sown in the full of 1908, equivalent to an increase of 2,419,000 acres, tho indicated total area being 3.1,483,000 acres. The condition of winter wheat Dec. 1st was 95J, against 85.3 the same day a year ago. The Supreme Court of the United States has granted the petition for a writ of certiorari in the contempt cases of Samuel Gompers, Frank Mor rison and John Mitchell, officers of the American Federation of Labor. The effect will bo to bring the entire rec ord in the Bucks Stove & Range case against these men to the Supreme Court for review, and for a decision as to whether or not the federation boycott of the Bucks Stove & Range Company in its official organ, the Fed eratlonist, was a lawful procedure. Indorsement of Gifford Pinchot, chief forester, and a plea for appro priations that will permit the drain age of swamp lands were features of the last big open meeting of the Na tional Rivers and Harbors Congress at Washington. Assurances that steps of an import ant character toward the development of a system of waterways improve ments in the heart of the country would be taken by the present Con 1 gress were given by President Taft to I delegations of the National Rivers and Forest Congress. Representative Taylor has secured the issuance of an order from the commissioner of the general land of fice which will result in expediting action upon the rights of way applica tion of the Plateau Valley railroad in Western Colorado. The application has been tied up for nearly two years. Representative Taylor, who has been working to secure modern field guns for the Colorado militia, has re ceived notice from the War Depart ment that four modern three-inch rifled guns will be placed at the dis posal of the militia immediately. The four guns, with their equipment, are valued at $98,000. PROSPERITY OF STATE BANKS NEARLY FORTY MILLION DOL LARS IN COLORADO STATE AND PRIVATE BANKS. INCREASE, $7,137,348 EIGHTEEN NEW BANKB ORGAN IZED IN COLORADO DURING PAST YEAR. Denver. —Colorado state banks, pri vate banks, saving banks and trust companies have increased their re sources $7,137,348.73 during the past year, according to figures compiled by the state bank commissioner from re ports made at the close of business November 16th. The total resources of these Insti tutions on that date were $39,747,649.- 30, of which the five state banks, four savings banks and five trust com panies in Denver held $15,284,928.40. The resources of 141 banks Novem ber 27, 1908, were $32,610,301.57. There has been an Increase of eighteen banks in the state since that time. The following condensed abstract Is taken from the reports of 97 state banks, 38 private banks, 10 savings banks and 14 trust companies at the cloce of business November 16, 1909: RESOURCES. Loans and discounts $19,541,188.33 Overdrafts 208,842.83 United States bonds 15,380.00 Other bonds, stocks and securities 5,333,060.95 Premium on bonds 2,744.33 Furniture and fixtures... 401,315.29 Banking house 477,037 08 Other real estate 325,129.16 Expense account 397,351.75 Due from banks and bankers 11,248.550.14 Cash and cosh Items 1,633.314.53 Other resources 133,734.91 Total $39,747,649.30 LIABILITIES. Capital stock paid in $ 5,029.650.00 Surplus fund 999,407.32 Undivided profits 1,436.901.70 Bills |>ayable 19.1,300 00 Notes rediscounted 120,174.07 Deposits 31,901,469.08 Other liabilities 66,747.13 Total $39,747,649.30 Pay Day for Beet Growers. Denver.—A Greeley special to the Republican Thursday night says: About half of the siloed beets have been delivered to the sugar factory, and because it has been running full caimclty, the campaign will be some what shorter than expected. Tomor row Is pay day to farmers for all beets delivered from November 15th to December Ist, and about $400,000 will be paid farmers of Greeley, Eaton and Windsor. Denver’s fire loss for the eleven months closing December 1 was s3*l,- 000, according to the reports of the fire wardens. Dean Peck will occupy the pulpit at the People's Tabernacle In Denver, while Parson Uzzell is away on a six months' tour of the world, made possi ble by the generosity of his church members. The election of Dean Peck to the pulpit was by a unanimous vote of the congregation. Parson Uzzell will leave Denver about January 15th. but before starting on his tour will visit relatives in California. He sails lrom New York for the Orient about February 15th. “Anything anybody from Colorado says about women's suffrage is lis tened to with great Interest in the East," said Governor John F. Sbaf roth at Denver on his return from a trip to Washington. D. C., during which he stopped in New York, Chi cago and Omaha. "I was given the most courteous attention possible in New York and my two speeches on women's suffrage were listened to with close attention. They seem greatly Interested in that subject there and are eager to hear what peo ple think about it who have lived here where it is in force." J. T. Nedwldeck has been appointed superintendent of the Rio Grande Junction railway, with headquarters at Grand Junction, vice J. H. Brlnker off, resigned. The Rio Grande Junc tion railway extends from Rifle to Grand Junction, being the joint track of the Rio Grande and the Colorado Midland connecting these points. Mr. Brlnkeroff will be superintendent of the new intemrban electric railway connecting Fruita. Grand Junction. Palisade and other important cities nnd towns of the Grand valley fruit district. Fourteen miles of the lino are already in operation and impor tant extensions are to be made during the coming summer. Prof. Arthur i. Hoskin of the Colo rado School of Mines at Golden, has filed suit in the District Court at Den ver against the Denver & Rio Grande Railway Company for $32,000 dam ages for injuries alleged to have been received by him In an accident on the railway last May. He alleges that his back was severely Injured. For the purpose of establishing a model farm 35 miles northeast of Greeley, R. T. Nutt of Washington, !a. t has purchased 2,000 acres to be devot ed to promoting methods of dry farm ing. At a meeting of the land holders In the Greeley-Poudre irrigation district It was decided to allow the Laramie- Poudre Reservoir & Irrigation Com pany to make its choice of which of three reservoirs, or what part each of the three shall contribute to supply ing the district with 1,500,000,000 cubic feet of water. At a depth of eighty-five feet, foF lowing only one week’s work, a tre mendous flow of magnetic soda-iron water has been struck in Manltou Springs, on the Mansions hotel prop erty, owned by F. P. Ernest of Den- COLORADO ITEMS A new vaudeville theater is to be built on Ninth street in Greeley at a cost of $21,000. A contract for the construction of the new Odd Fellows' temple in Colo* rado Springs has been let for the sum of $29,200. The Sisters of Mercy, In charge of the Montcalm sanitarium, at Manitou Springs, plan to erect an addition shortly, which will cost about $60,000. Prof. W. L. Carlyle, formerly dean of agriculture at the Colorado Agri cultural college, has accepted the po sition of dean of agriculture and di rector of the experiment station at the Idaho Agricultural college. After a trial before Judge Robert E. Lewis in the Federal Court at Denver, John H. Fluckey of Rifle was found not guilty of sending obscene matter through the mails, 'ihe Jury found a speedy verdict of acquittal. The trustees of the Myron Stratton home for the poor at Colorado Springs expect to have all the assets of the Stratton estate in their possession by January Ist, and will soon petition the District Court for an order transferring the assets, valued at about $5,000,000, to the home corporation. Asserting that certain of their rates for hauling coal are “unjust, unreason able and exorbitant," the recently in corporated Consumers’ League of Col orado has filed suits In the office of the State Railroad commission against the Colorado & Southern, the Atchi son, Topeka & Santa Fe and the Den ver 6 Rio Grande railroads. Of $lO5 which was burned in an oven where she placed it for hiding, Mrs. Gendva Emery of Denver has re covered $95 from the National Treas ury Department. Secret Service Agent Rowland K. Goddard sent the remains of the burned bills to Wash ington, where bills amounting to $95 were identified. This is the busy season of the year for the Salvation Army workers la all towns where they are stationed, as they have begun active preparations for their big annual Christmas dinner. This organization all over the country makes it its business to see that no needy family anywhere fails to have a Christmas dinner. One of the features of the forthcom ing Colorado National Apple show to be held at the Auditorium in Denver, Jan. 10-15, will be the sixth annual convention of the Western Fruit Job bers’ Association, which will be held in Denver, Jan. 5, 6 and 7. The asso ciation has 225 members, and practi cally all are expected to bo in attend ance. State Engineer Comstock has called for bids for construction of the Den ver-Golden boulevard, to be opened December 18th. Approximately $25,- 000 will be spent In building a first class macadam boulevard between Denver and Golden. The last Legis lature appropriated $5,000 and citizens of Jefferson county have raised over $14,000. Two loads of hogs sold on the Den ver market December 10th at $8.40. this being the highest price ever paid in Denver for hogs. The previous record price was on September 28th of this year, when $8.35 was paid. Previous to this year the record stood at sß.27which was paid by the old 11. & M. Packing Company in Feb ruary, 1692, for one load. At a recent meeting of the Colorado Manufacturers’ Association in Denver the following officers were elected: President, Thomas E. Williams, vice president of the Lindquist Cracker Company; first vice-president. A. F. Austin of the Austin Candy Compauy; second vice-president, J. Yetter; treas urer, A. F. Austin; secretary, S. M. Vaughn. Tly far the largest and most expen sive reservoir ever planned for north ern Colorado is that proposed by John T. Warren of Greeley, and others, to make which a great dam will l>e thrown across the Platte river at the Narrows, about six miles below Wel don, and 1,000,000 acres in Morgan, Logan and Washington counties will be provided with irrigation at a cost of $11,000,000. After three years of work, in which several miners have taken their lives in their hands, a shot fired at 5 o’clock p. m. on the Bth inst.. In the breast of the Burleigh tunnel, made an opening which is draining the famous Seven- Thirty shaft on the Dives-Pelican and Seven-Thirty mining property in up per Clear Creek, and virgin property on the Seven-Thirty 300 feet deep and more than a mile long above the tun nel can now bo worked. Colorado's fairest maidens will be seen congregated for several days when the state's national apple expo sition opens at the auditorium on January 3. There will be twenty five of these young women candidates for the honor of “queen of the apple show," the voting contest for which has developed great rivalry. The queen will be crowned in the auditor ium Friday night, and on the follow ing night a brilliant society ball will be tendered the queen and her court at the Brown Palace hotel. Col. J. A. Ownbey of Boulder, who has charge of J. P. Morgan’s extensive coal mining interests near Trinidad, is negotiating for a herd of elk now owned by a Fort Collins ranchman. The elk, if secured, will be liberated on the large game preserve of Mr. Morgan, near the New Mexico line. Arlbert R. Ellingwood of Colorado college and Frederic D. Anderson of the University of Colorado have pass ed the preliminary examinations, and are ready for the Anal decision by the examiners for the Rhodes’ scholarship. It is now stated that the proposed Cheyenne Mountain Scenic railway at Colorado Springs will be built next year. The plan is to construct an electric railway from Stratton Park to the top of Cheyenne mountain, the steep incltne to be overcome by a de vice patented by Col. Lew Ginger. Work has been commenced on the construction of the Cage helicopter flying machine at Denver. It is planned to have the machine com pleted early next spring. Great things have teen predicted for U by many experts. GOOD WORK IS LOVED WORK And Therein One Bhould Find the Contentment That Is Chief Part of Life. If a man doesn't love his work, he had better get something else to do. But the trouble Is that such people will hardly love any kind of work. The trouble is In them. They lack intelligence. If they knew enough to know good work, they would soon learn to love It. The manual-train ing scheme has this in view—to sur round the job a man is doing with such intelligence and taste as will make it attractive to him. "The man who is in love with his job gets more contentment out of life than any other,” says Brander Mat thews; and he gets a great part of his contentment in doing his work right. No man can love his work who shirks. No man can be contented who is dis honest about bis work. This is shirk ing or doing it negligently. So these things always go together—honest work, contentment and love of the job. AGONIZING ITCHING. Eczema for a Year—Got No Relief Even at Skin Hospital—ln Despair Until Cutlcura Cured Him. "I was troubled with a severe Itch ing and dry, scrufy skin on my ankles, feet, arms and scalp. Scratching made It worse. Thousands of small red pim ples formed and these caused Intense Itching. I was advised to go to tha hospital for diseases of the skin. I did so, the chief surgeon saying: “I never saw such a bad case of eczema." But I got little or no relief. Then I tried many so-called remedies, but I became so bad that I almost gave up In despair. After suffering agonies for twelve months, I was relieved of the almost unbearable itching after two or three applications of Cutlcura Ointment. I continued Its use, combined with Cutl cura Soap and Pills, and I was com pletely cured. Henry Searle, Little Rock, Ark., Oct. 8 and 10, 1907.” Potter Drag * Cheat. Corp„ Sol* Prop*, Boston. THEIR WEDDING JOURNEY. “Waiter, when are you going to bring us that roast chicken?’* “Why, you’ve already eaten your dinner, sir!” “Then bring we the check!" "But you've already paid, sir!” Stated In Cold Figures. It costs on an average about $250 to cure an Incipient consumptive or to care for an advanced case of tuber culosis until death. If he is left In des titute circumstances without proper attention he will surely infect with bis disease at least tw*o other persons, and possibly more. Considering that the average life is worth to society In dollars and cents about $1,500, the net loss which would accrue to a com munity by not treating its poor con sumptives in proper institutions would be. for each case, including those who are unnecessarily infected, at the very lowest figure, $4,250. On this basis. If the poor consumptives in the United States who are now sick were segre gated from their families, and either kept In institutions until they died, or else cured of their disease, the sav ing to the country would be the enor mous sum of $1,275,000,000. The Exception. In a home where the mother is romowhat aggressive and the father good-natured and peace-loving. a child’s estimate of home conditions was tersely expressed the other day. While dressing, the mother paused in the act of putting on her shoes and ' said: “I certainly am easy on shoes. I have worn these for four months. I don’t know what you would do. John, if I were not. I am easy on every thing." The little girl looked up from her dolls and remarked: "Except father.”—Success. His Retort. Newzance—Do you know, young man. that five out of six people who sufTer from heart trouble have brought It ujion themselves through the filthy habit of smoking? Karniley—Really! And possibly you are aware that nine out of ten people who suffer from black eyes can trace the complaint to a habit of not mind ing their own business.—Pearson's Weekly. HABIT’S CHAIN Certain Habits Unconsciously Formed and Hard, to Break. An Ingenious philosopher estimates that the amount or will power neces suit to break a life-long habit would It It could be transformed, lift a weieht of many tons. It sometimes requires a higher de gree of heroism to break the chains of a pernicious habit than to lead a for lorn hope in a bloody battle. A lady n rites from an Indiana town: "From my earliest childhood I was a over of coffee. Before t was out of my j!“ s ', w “ • miserable dyspeptic, suf ferlng terribly at times with my atom "a! convinced that It was coffee that was causing the trouble and yet I could not deny myself a cup for breakfast. At the age of 36 I was in very poor health. Indeed. My s |„‘° 1 coffee J™ka'rd da ” Bt ' r ° f eoffee Ut fL n ; r r e e r ak C t°a U s , , d a E :, T h e o„ U g P h d^l:‘" p * me constantly ill. umn , f*" 1 do without Postum for breakfast and care nothing for coffee. ’ ” a “I am no longer troubled with pepsia, do not have snclu » dys ‘ AVIATORS TO FLY OVER COLORADO REPORT THAT INTERNATIONAL AVIATION CONGRESS TO MEET AT DENVER. FAMOUS MEN COMING WILL BRING WRIGHT BROTHERS, CURTISB, BLERIOT, SANTOS DUMONT AND OTHERB. Denver.—The Republican Sunday morning says: Unofficially, but au thentically, it was learned definitely yesterday that Denver will get the in ternational aviation congress next fall. The importance of this fact is so great that it is difficult at first to grasp it in its full significance, but to sum it up briefly, it means that prac tically every civilized country on '.be globe will send representatives here to compete in the aerial contests which form the occasion of the meet; it means that all the advanced nations will send army engineers and both army and navy officers to observe the several flights in order that they may determine upon the most practical aerial craft for use in warfare; it means that the pioneers in navigating the air, men with such world-famous names as Wilbur and Orville Wright, Glenn H. Curtiss, Louis Bleriot, San tos Dumont, Hubert Latham, Henry Farman, M. Delagrange, M. Fournier and others will come here to compete for the prizes offered; it means that fifteen or twenty huge balloons will start from Denver and float for sev eral hundred miles in an effort to I*eat the world's record, and finally it means that a crowd of wealthy enthu siasts and other visitors conserva tively estimated at 100,000 persons will come her to attend the congress and sse the sights of the state. Another Accident to Bleriot. Constantinople, Dec. 12.—M. Bleriot, the French aeroplanist whose flight across the English Channel wns one of the most remarkable achievements of the year and who has had more narrow escapes from death than any other aviator, met with another seri ous accident here Sunday. He was giving an exhibition in the presence of an immense crowd when his aero plane collided with a house. The force of the impact turned the machine completely over and Bleriot fell to the ground. He was injured on the left side, and, it is feared, internally hurt. Christmas Tree All Right. Washington. Docs the Yuletide with its demand for Christmas trees prove a menace to the American for ests? This question is asked of the United States forestry service by those interested in the conservation ol the national resources. The subject has received the consideration of the forestry bureau and the reply has been sent out that there need be no danger of destruction il the cutting of the young ever greens for Christmas is done with discrimination. In young pine for ests. it is stated, a careful thinning out process can do no harm. Asquith Promises Home Rule. I,ondon.—At a monster meeting marked by great enthusiasm in Albert Hall, Herbert Henry Asquith, the Brit ish prime minister, laid down the pol icy on which the Liberal government is appealing to the country. He re peated what had been said by other ministers—that If It were returned to Power the government would demand the limitation of the power of the House of Lords—and then went a step further and pledged that the Liberal party would grant self-government to Ireland. Big Steamer Founders. Buffalo, N. Y.—ln the wintry gnle f hat has swept Lake Erie for twenty four hours, the big freighter, W. C. kiebardson, of Cleveland, bound from Duluth to Buffalo with a cargo of flax seed. foundered early Thursday when she was within half a mile of the har bor entrance. Five of the crew per ished. The rest, numbering fourteen, were rescued by the crew of the pro peller William A. Paine. Mrs. Read Sentenced. Denver.—The minimum sentence of not less than one year or more than eighteen months was given to Mrs. Allen F. Read, convicted of threaten ing to kill Mrs. Phipps with dynamite In order to extort money, by Judge Sheafor at the West Side Court Satur day afternoon. Battle Is Imminent. | Washington.—Sen. Senor Castriilo, the representative of the Nicaraguan insurrectionists in this city, Sunday received a cablegram from General Estrada, head of the Revolutionary movement, which declares that th* 1 i revolutionists are strongly intrenched at Rama and that the forces of Pres.'- dent Zelaya are two days' march from the city. The cablegram asserts that a revolutionary victory is certain, but that •following It the revolutionists will take no definite steps without ap proval of the American State Depart ment. Crew Frozen to Death. Erie, Pa.—With her flag at hah mast, the state fisheries boat, Commodore Perry, Captain Gerry Driscoll, commanding, brought to this port late Sunday the dead and frozen bodies of nine of the crew of the Bes semer and Marquette Ferry No. 2 which left Conneaut, 0.. Tuesday morning carrying thirty-two men. The ferry has probably foundered in the middle of Lake Erie. The bodies were found floating In a tiny ten-man yawl fifteen miles off this port.