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DELTA. - - - COLORADO. New Army Bullet. It would seem that in the type of bullet about to be adopted by the army there is a potent argument for peace. This bullet is a third light er than any now in use, but it is most deadly. Its penetrating power is such that at a mile it would pass through 15 men, if these had the mischance to stand in line in front of it. At short range, says the Phila delphia Ledger, it will go through 39 inches of seasoned oak. At 500 yards 32 inches of white pine fail to stop it, and at 1,000 yards it is equal to piercing 14 V* inches. The day when safety lies in dodging behind a tree appears to be passing. The strong point about this admirable bullet is the flat trajectory. With the present style of bullet, fired at a target 1,000 yards distant, one could stand with perfect immunity at many points be tween the muzzle and the target, as at 50 yards the missile would pass 17 feet over his head. The new bul let shows a ten-foot rise at this dis tance. Almost the entire space between muzzle and target would be a zone of danger. Only one fault is found by experts with the modern bul let, and this is a lack of accuracy. They think this may be overcome, and even if it shall not be remedied a regiment advancing and sowing the field ahead with bullets capable of penetrating whatever they happen to hit would disconcert the enemy. It is not probable that advocates of peace will admire the fresh device for promoting the effectiveness of troops, but they may gain some comfort from the thought that an implement so de structive might give pause to the im pulse to declare war, and, anyhow, that a battle marked by its use would be brief. The Motor-Eye. To the Academy-neck, the bridge brain, and the cycle-arm, must now be added the motor-eye, and the wonder is that it has remained unnamed and undiscovered till "Marraaduke” has, this week, Introduced it In the "Graphic,” where it is written that the medical profession has. to deal with. It appears that those who are continually rushing through the coun try in a motor-car cause the eye to take a too rapid impression of the things it encounters, and that this affects the mechanism of the eye. Na ture did not prepare us for the con ditions of modern times, and while it is adapting itself to them many un foreseen circumstances must occur.” But nature has at all events been good to us in this respect, that whenever there is need for the coinage of a new term the talent is always at hand to supply it. And when it is the name of a new malady, then this talent rises to positive genius, with the result that the nation's vocabulary increases by leaps and bounds. The National Debt. Only about $180,000,000 of the pres ent bonded debt of the United States is redeemable within three years, and there should bo no difficulty in paying that amount within the period, says the Hankers’ Magazine. More than $118,000,000 Is not redeemable for nearly 19 years, while nearly $590,000,- 000 has 24 years to run. It Is true that the government has reduced the rate of Interest. In 1894 $25,000,000 of the debt bore 2V6 per cent., $50,000,000 five per cent, and the remainder four per cent. Now $235,000,000 bears four per cent., about $04,000,000 three per cent, and nearly $590,000,000 two per cent. Of the long-time bonds, how ever, the interest on $118,000,000 to maturity will amount to 75 per cent, of the face value, and on the $590,000,- 000 to nearly 50 per cent. The "intellectuals” of Sweden have been much exercised over the king's refusal to ratify the election of Prof. Schuk, of the University of Upsala, to the Swedish academy, although he was elected by an overwhelming ma jority erf the academicians. The rea son of King Oscar’s opposition to him Is that he has written a history of Gustavus 111., the tone of which is displeasing to the present sovereign. Partisans of the professor have been saying that this Is going a long way for an offense, since Gustavus 111. has been dead much more than 100 years, And considerably antedated the found ing of the present Bernadotte dy nasty. Hut apparently the "freedom Df teaching” is doomed to meet snags now and then, in Sweden as well as in America. There are too many attachments to our schools —indeed, it has come to pass that they are schools and some times more. They should be simply schools, says the Indianapolis News. At least social distractions should be kept out of them. Parents, often at large expense, send their children away to boarding school that they may have time for their studies and be freed from the demands of society. But we are making our high schools social institutions. This, we think, is a tendency that should be checked. The Republican Platform-The Party of Peace and Prosperity “The Republican party of Colorado In convention assembled hereby reaf firms its .allegiance to the national or ganization and its adherence to the principles of the national party as promulgated in its successive plat forms. “Wo heartily indorse the patriotic and fearless administration of Presi dent Theodore Roosevelt. We re joice with all other Republicans that the chief of our party enjoys unlim ited confidence of the American peo ple, and that his brilliant and effective statesmanship has won the admiration and respect of the whole civilized world. We commend the Republicans of the National Congress for the unprece dented amount of wise and wholesome legislation accomplished at the last session. It made a record for con structive legislation unsurpassed by any former session of the American Congress. Among the laws passed by this Congress which will stand as monuments to the progressiveness and j effectiveness of Republican statesman ship arc those authorizing the Panama 1 canal, railway regulation, meat inspec tion, consular reform, joint statehood and laws relating to naturalization and | immigration, pure food, free alcohol i Philip B. Stewart, Republican Candidate for Governor. for use in the arts, and employers’ lia bility. “We commend most heartily out three representatives in Congress— Franklin E. Brooks. Robert W. Bon ynge and H. \I. Hogg—for the part they look in enacting iheso reforms, and me party hereby commends them for their splendid service to the state and nation. “A constitution of the present phe nomenal prosperity of our country de pends upon the protective tariff and the general confidence inspired by the continuation of the sound policy and principles of the Republican party in national legislation. As a practical il lustration of the benefits of the pro tective system we point with profound satisfaction to the enormous develop ment of the beet sugar industry in this state. For Republican Congress. “To enable the President to carry out efiactively the various measures which he has inaugurated it Is neces sary that the present Republican or ganization in Congress lie maintained. The President has so declared in most emphatic terms in his open letter to Representative Watson, and wo call upon ail citizens who believe in Roose velt to aid In returning three Repul) lican representatives to the national I Congress, and in selecting a Leglsla > ture which will return a United States | Senator, and we demand that the nom | inees of the various Republican sena torial and representative conventions! throughout the state participate in and be bound by a Republican legislative caucus and vote for the nominee of such Republican legislative caucus for United States senator. “We believe that, organized labor and i organized capital are essential to our industrial growth and are productive of much good when they operate ■within the law and with just regard for the rights of others. Both labor and capital must depend for the pro tection of their Interests and the so curing of their desires upon the fair ness of their conduct and the merit of their cause. We pledge our party to the principles here stated as a rule of party conduct within and without the legislative body. State Administration. “We eommend heartily the adminis tration of Governor McDonald and his Republican colleagues in office. Effi ciency and economy have marked the work of every department of the state government and have made It a strik ing contrast to the inefficiency and ex travagance and actual criminality pre vailing In the last three Democratic administrations. The laws have been enforced with vigor and effectiveness, the revenue of the state has been col lected and savings have been effected, which together make It possible to pay off the deficiency of the Thomas Dem ocratic administration of 1899 and 190fi. and place the state In a better financial condition than ever before. Law and Order. "Tne numerous assassinations, as saults, Invasions of personal and prop erty rights, and the general reign of terror which prevailed in our mining regions three years ago were the direct outgrowth ot Socialistic and anarch istic sentiment fostered and encour aged by the present supreme dictator, and other leaders of the Democratic party in this state for the purpose of influencing the labor vote. The condi tions then existing called for the exer cise of the most drastic governmental powers for the defense of our institu tions and the restoration of law and order. Such powers w’ere exercised by a Republican administration under the natural and constitutional rights of necessary self-defense, which belongs to governments as well as to individ uals. Time has fully demonstrated the wisdom of the policy pursued. The extermination of anarchy and the re storation of law and order have been followed by two years of profound in dustrial peace, during which period the people of the state have enjoyed unexampled prosperity in every de partment of industry. “A return to power of the Demo cratic party, under the undisputed leadership of Senator Patterson, the man who more than all others was re sponsible for the anarchy now so hap pily suppressed, would necessarily mean a return of the same condi tions which led to a state of insurrec- tlon and the loss of many lives and millions of property. Such a calamity can bo averted only by the- election in November of the Republican ticket. Democratic Election Outrage. “The infamous election thievery practiced by the Democratic party in the Denver elections has been supple mented by the leaders and legislators of fh.it party by a series of outrageous usurpation of power and wanton dls regard of every consideration of de cency and right. Crimes at the polls have been followed by crimes In the Legislature. The same Democratic election outrages which sent Shafroth to Congress and returned him to Colo rado were used by the Democratic lead ers and legislators to send Henry M. Teller to the United States Senate. In order to make this crime effevetive two Republican senators. McDonald and Dick, were arbitrarily, without con test or hearing, thrown out of tie* state Sena..* with the full approval of Sena tors Teller and Patterson, Alva Adams and other Democratic loaners wno wore piesent in the Senate when the crime was committed. "In UHH the Democratic majority in tin* State Assembly arbitrarily threw out five Republican representatives and a senator from Pueblo county. These men were honestly elected and were rejected for partisan reasons without tii** slight! st consideration of Justice or right. In I HOI the Demo cralic Legislature again fi audulently and illegally unseated Republican members who were honestly elected. “False and fictitious registration, the appointment of alleged Republicans as judges of election who wi re active par tisans of Adams, repeating on a wholesale scale, and worst of all, the substitution of thousands of flct.it iou.-* ballots prepared in advance by some ‘Jim the Penman* for the real ballots cast by the voters —these were some of the methods that swelled the fraudu lent vote of Alva Adams for governo**, some 15,000 votes beyond those hon estly cast lor him, and gave him an al leged majority on the face of the re turns to which lie was not entitled. Tlilh was only the culmination of a long se ries of outrages. As was recently sai l by a prominent Democratic leader. ‘The offices the Democratic party has stolen from the Republican party have been of infinitely more importance than tne governorship.’ Supreme Court Praised. "The action of the Supreme Court, in sending some fifty of these ballot box stuffers to jail for contempt, the action of the Legislature In throwing out the precincts In which fraud was so apparent that no discrimination was possible between the votes fraudu lently cast and the votes properly cas*. and the action of the district attorney, In indicting and convicting some of those who were guilty of the crimes against the franchise, are hereby com mended and Indorsed. The enact ment of a new registration law by the last legislature, after the Just punish ment of the offenders ngalnst the law in the last election, has given assur ance to the voters of the state that hereafter their votes will count, and will not be overbalanced by a ficti tious Democratic majority concocted in the slums of Denver. “We condemn the outrageous and scandalous attacks made for political purposes upon the judiciary of the state and especially the supreme court, by the Democratic organs and in Dem ocratic platforms. Reverence for the law and respect for the courts are in herent qualities of all good citizens, in the nature of things, it must some times be more difficult for the average layman to understand fully the reasons for judicial decisions than for those learned in the law. It is this fact that enables the indecent demagogue to play upon the feelings and preju dices of *.he masses. ' “We denounce the person who seeks to undermine the confidence of the people in their courts as a traitor to good government and an enemy to so ciety. We call with satisfaction that the supreme court of the state has maintained its dignity by bringing to its bar and punishing a contemnor. in •the person of a Democratic United States senator. We express the hope that the precedent thus established bv the supreme court may be followed by all courts as to such persons. We calls • tontion to the fact that the natural Dem ocratic contempt for courts and the determinalon of the Democratic party to have for judges only such as will be subservient tools, has been demon strated by their sacrifice of Judge God dard because of bis decision in the eight-hour law case, by their rejection of Judge Gunter because of his decis ion in the l’atterson contempt case, and by their brutal attacks upon the supreme court, because of decisions which had forever ended wholesale election robbery In the city and county of Denver, and restored to the citizens thereof their political independence.” Some Reforms Favored. “The Republican party's past per formance is the best guaranty t its present promises. The Democratic party may try to fight over obi battles if it will, lint we are facing the future The Republican party has not only given the state a faithful and efficient administration of public affairs, but It suggests and will put Into effect meas ures still further to improve the pub lic service along conservative but ef fective lines. “We recommend the enactment of n law governing the railway coin nerce of the stati* along the lines of the na tional rate law. and the establisnment of a railway commission elected by the people for the enforcement of the same. "We favor a measure which will provide for tin* expression l*y the peo ple of their preference for candidates for the United States Senate. “We recommend the enact men*, by the Legislature of an anti-trust law whic h will prohibit combinations In re. straint of trade*, am! we would suggest for the consideration of the L'gsla ture th<* provisions of the Ohio anti trust law. which has recently been sus talned by the courts. "The practice* of permitting lobby ists to haunt the stale capitol and the le*gislative* halls Is umlignifice] and \l clous, and th«* ne*xt legislature sheuld enact such measures as will elo away with this pernicious custom. Our I present Insurance laws are crude, con flicting ami Incomplete*, and we pledge , euir party te> re vise- them along conse rv i alive* and progressive line s, to th * end i that greater protection may be uf | forded the public. “We recommene] the enact mem of a law which will provide* a uniform sys tem of accounting for public office's anel the; creation of a state? e*xamine*r. unde*r whose* elirectiem all public r fllces handling public funds, anel all state banks, savings banks, trust companies anel le>an associations, may be fre* quently examined, anel the* result e»f sue h examination published, giving the condition of such offices or institutions anel the business methods employed therein. “We ree*omme*nd the enactment of a state? law which will supplement the* recent national pure* fejoel legislation in order more completely to protect the* public from the evils of aelultern t ion. Good Roads Are Sought. “We pledge enir candielate-s to the e*naetment e»f a local option law which will insure? tei I he- people* the- re?moval e»r establishment e>f unlearns in the res elence district.. "We pleeige? our legislative cuneli didate.? tr> Hie* ahedishtm-rjt of the* pres ent mileage expense? In connection with tile state inst it lit leins, slie>rlffs. constables anel other state ami county ofllcluis. • “We? realize that the* time has ar rives! lor Colorado te> fall Into the* line with other progressive states, and leg islate? ior the building of goesl roads. “Wo believe that the? employes e»f our institutions for the care e»f tho de linqucnt and the insane should ho re moved from the* domain of partisan politics, anel that the*se institutions should be kept in the* care of compe tent experts appointed and retained without regard to partisan considera tions. Legislation should be enacted providing for a better care of the in sane wards of the state, and an en largement ‘of the state asylum suffi cient. to enable proper cart? to be given to all those who may he entitled la this way to public protection. “We recognize that agriculture has become the leading industry of Colo rado, and we pledge our earnest efforts to advance that Industry In every way possible, both In the encouragement of agricultural educational laws ns will serve to protect and promote the growth of ugrlculture In Colorado In all Its branches. “Believing that those reforms arc vita land salutary, that the people will support the Republican party In an honest nnd earnest effort to carry them out and that the future prosperity of the state demands the continuance of Republican administration, we confi dently commend our cause to the vot ers of the state.'* COLORADO NEWS ITEMS Peach Day at Grand Junction Sep tember 27th. The Adams County Fair will be held at Brighton September 2Gth to 28th. The Arapahoe County Fair will be held at Littleton October 4th to Gth. The Mesa County Fair will be held at Grand Junction September 26th to 28th. The fair at Hotchkiss, in Delta county, takes place September 26th to 2Sth. G. C. Bachelder, a pioneer of Boul der, died at his home in Boulder on the »th inst. at the great age of ninety three years. Jacob Hush, father of State Senator John A. Hush, died at his flome in Den ver on the 9th inst. at the age of sev enty-two years. H. W. Ward, a prominent Canon City contractor and builder, has been adjudged insane and placed in the state asylum at Pueblo. The Flint Automobile Company, or ganized by eastern capitalists, content plates building a large factory in Den ver ut a cost of $600,000. While walking on the tracks of the Colorado & Southern at Trinidad on the 13th inst., Hobert Wilson, aged llf ty-two years, was run over and killed, lie leaves a widow. During the last twelve months In Weld county 156 marriage licenses were issu *d, eleven divorces granted and thirty-six persons convicted, sev enteen of whom were Juvenile delin quents under sixteen years of age. At Durango on the 9th inst., Sant Nichols, aged fifty years, a ranchman, suffering from cancer of the throat, blew the top of his head off in a liv ery stable with a revolver, lie leaves a widow, son and two grown daugh ters. General Agent J. I*. Hall of the Santa Fe, on his return to Denver from the Arkansas Valley Fair and Water melon Day at Rocky Ford, stated that the fair was the most successful and most largely attended of the nineteen that he lias visited. A report just figured out concerning marriages and divorces in l’ueblo county during the last twelve months shows that there were 305 marriages and 108 divorces. The number of Juven ile court cases has also decreased more than one-half this year over last. While temporarily Insane from men tal and stomach trouble, Janes H Arkush, a Denver Insurance man. be longing to the firm of ladiman. Stew art A: Arkush, committed suicide o.i the 11th inst. by shooting himscelf through the head. He is suid to have attempted suicide several times be fore. The Gr -elev sugar factory began op eratlons on the 11 1 li Inst. Eight thou sand acres of beets were planted for the Greeley factory and will give an average yield of twelve tons to the acre. Eighty thousand tons of this yield will be handled by the Greeley factory ami the remainder sent else where. In a quarrel over his refusal to pay for a 15 cent drink of whisky. Hoy lias kin. tw* n y-one year-old vagrant, shot and HI lit d Andy Carlson, a cripple, who was porter in the saloon, at No lan's saloon in Denver, on the 13th InHt. Ilaskln was arrested by Police man Green ami will be tried for the crime. Agent II It. Kerr of the State Bu reau of Child and Animal Protection lias filed complaint against Contractors Orman A: Crook, charging cruelty t > animals. At camp No. 10, near Topo tins, Colorado. Kerr found fifty horses that were suffering from sore should ers. The animals were In charge of Foreman H. Davis. The Teller county commissioners have voted to Gilbert McClurg. secre tary to the chamber of commerce at Colorado Springs, SSOO for a stereoptl con lecture on the Cripple Creek dis trict. to be delivered In the East. Crip ple Creek and Victor, by their respect ive City Councils, have c*ach appropri ated $250 for the same purpose. Helen Thomas, daughter of Calvin Thomas of Greeley, has been appointed assiutan librarian In the reference and cataloguing department of the library of the state University of Michigan, located at Ann Arbor. Miss Thomas is a graduate of the Greeley High school, Statu Normal School, Wellesley, and Albany, New York, Library School. Bert Mullen, sentenced to five years in the penitentiary for embezzlement from the International Trust Company at Denver, died of typhoid fever In tie prison hospital at Canon City on tic 1 tth Inst. A plea for Ills liberation wan made before the State Board of Par dons at Its last meeting, hut not acted upon, reports seeming to Indicate that his Illness was not dangerous. Following are the newly-elected offl cers of the Denver Live Stock Ex change: President, A. A. Blakely; vice president, .T. P. Adams; hoard of directors for two years, Klelmrd Brack onbury, C. J. Mann and Hen Kemper:* for one year, James McKee and Clyde B. Stevens; board of arbitration, Henry Gebhard, I). J. A. Ritchie and M. H. Mack; bonrd of appeals, A. J. Campion, A. Bosserman and Paul Hen derson. Tho Christian Assembly Ranch Company, an Incorporation not for profit, has been formed by members of the Christian Assembly to establish ranches nenr Denver for the purpose of “restoring fallen men and woriien.” The leader of the Christian Assembly In Denver is G. Frederick Fink. Last summer, in Arlington park, at Denver, tho assembly camped out for several weeks. Its members believe In henling by faith. The directors or the Assent by Ranch Company are Solomon W. Hollenbeck, Layton H. Menich and Lucky Hutchinson. Crazed with Whisky and believing that ho was going to be cheated In tha division of wild plums which ho had helped pick. Ted Brown, twenty-three yours old, living at. 4485 Horn street, Argo, fired two shots from a .22-cal iber rifle at George Horst, sixteen years of age, Monday afternoon, near Sedalla, twenty-five miles south of Denver, Ono of the bullets took effect In the chest and entering the right side passed through, coming out on tho left aide, inflicting a dangerous wound Brown was arrested. IT IS ALVA ADAMS AGAIN NOMINATED BY DEMO CRATS OF COLORADO. FOR OFFICE OF GOVERNOR E. M. Ammons of Douglas County for Lieutenant Governor —Seeds of Tel ler and Hartenstein of Chaffee for Justices of the Supreme Court—Bel ford and Rowan for Congressman. Denver. —The strenuous and lato hours the delegates had been keeping for three days caused them to be late in getting together for the session of Thursday, and It was 10:30 before Chairman Taylor called the Demo cratic state convention to order. Robert \V. Jones, former sheriff of Arapahoe county, who had been bit terly attacked by Governor Thomas in the latter's speech of Wednesday, arose to a question of persona! privi lege. He said he had been bitterly at tacked and he felt he had a right to make a statement in his own behalf iie simply desired to say that In wished to withdraw from the convey tion and would make a public state incut iu a few days. The success of the paity was more to him than uny thing else He was not a candidate lor oflice and desired only the success of the party. Judge Drew of Moulder said he had a matter which he thought ought to presented to this convention. Sonn months ago he said, a young man had sprung into prominence. He Mini stood tlut this man had kept out > f this convention by previous instrin lion. Hi- wanted to move that a com mil tee of five be ap|Kiluted to Invl- Judge Ben B Lindsey to address tin conv- ntion. Objections were mad-- oil the ground that Judge Limine) had i.nnoum • t « ver his own signature that he wo . run indi-peiid-nt for governor It tl. ! was so hi* had ho right t«» appear I the convention The motion for tin- appoliitiin-nt of i I committee to invite Judge Linds* > address the contention was on wheluitiigl) Noted down. Mr. John T. Bottom uioted a r-- slip-ration of that i*orMon of the pla form which pledged the sup|M>rt of tin convention to Mr Adams In-fore tin delegates hud a chance to Note on his cundidao. After coislderable debate Mr. B>■' tout's motion was defeated b> a d* clstve vot- . John A Rush moved that nothing t t the platform should be construct! so as to prevent the prcsentatl u» of ah' name for an> office b« fore the cot»v*-u tion. and he motion was adopted. Nominations for governor being iu order. John A. Martin of Pueblo aros-i to present the name of Alva Adams: "Mr. Chairman and fellow citizens: Two yeara ago the Democrticy of Colo rado was confronted by tit.- gravest condition of public afT.iiis that w ever dealt w-|tli by the p«-ople of ’I Hat** The Democracy of Colorado I. munv able and deserving leaders might well naplre to th-- hlghea* Ml the gift of the people, but men. together with all the hosts - ‘ mooracy, turned as by common pulse to one man. and he was . • claimed our standard bearer I s. t . . n ibis prcaence, bi fore God and m.-:> that Alva Adams was the lawfu , elected governor governor of Color a : I say more, that the cold pages of I tory wilt record his unseating jim on«- the foulest crimes ever perpeiru’- against an American commonwealth "We are not here, my friends, ne t to vindicate Alva Adams. the chi- r victim of that crime. We are hi r- " vindicate the state of Colorado "In the name of the Democrncy. n the name of the law. In the name • the people who make both tin* Demo racy and the law. I have the pto honor of naming the present, rtgluf and the next governor of Colora 1 Hon Alva Adams." The nomination was seconded from many parts of the state On motion of Mr Street of I’n county the nomination of Govern Adams was made unanimous. Nominations and election of t’ • candidates for the other state oJTP • # took up tin- remainder of the tin' "t- ! night sessions, nt the close of win the convention adjourned sine die Following is the full Democrn' ticket as named by the convention For Governor Alva Adnms of •' eblo county. For Lieutenant Governor Kilns M Amnions if Dougins county. For Secretary of State Horae Havens of Lake county. For Treasurer —E. E. Drach of Lin field county. For Attorney General —W. B. M gun of Las Animas county. For Auditor —Andrew Sandberg Clear Crook county. For Superintendent of Public Instm tion —Miss llonorn Maloney of Den' 1 county. For Regents of the State IJnlverslt • —W. H. Bryant of Denver county, B- > Jnmin Koboy of Pitkin county. For Juotlcca of Supreme Court M P. Seeds of Teller county, Georg- b Hartenstein of Chnffeo county. For Congresstnnn-nt-Large—Hanoi W. Belford of Denver county. For Congressman, Second District Dr. W. \V. Rowan of Ouray county. Pike Tablet Committee. Colorado Springs.—President Hlo cum of Colorado College, which liih'l tut lon will have charge of the unveil Ing of the Pike tablet on Pike’s Peak Historical day, September 20th. bus named his committee iih follows Chancellor Andrews, University of N«* braskn; President Jesse, University of * Missoni I; Governor Hagermnn of New Mexico; President McLean. University of Iowa; President Plass Washburn College; President Moln, Gtlnnell Col lege; Prof. J. F. Willard, University J of Colorado; Professor I fodder, Uni a verslty of Kansas; Professor Roberta* University of Denvor; President Tls del, University of Wyoming, and Pro- lessor Caldwell, University of No- J braski.