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DELTA, - - - COLORADO. The Imminent Airship. These are the days when the young aeronauts are seeing visions and the old aeronauts are dreaming dreams. “Human mastery over the air,” says Capt. Ferber, the aerostatic expert of the French army, "is virtually achieved. None of the startling achievements of the past, neither steam, electricity, nor the telephone, can compare with what the future now holds in store for us. Not only will the life of individuals be revolu- Jlonized, but governments will be compelled to devise, in almost every lepartment, new methods to meet the changed conditions. This change will come with amazing suddenness, and France is taking the precaution to meet it.” In this last sentence, says the New York Post, Capt. Ferber doubtless refers in part to the pur chase by his government of the fly ing machine built by the Wright bro thers of Dayton, 0., and still credited, although their demonstration was se cret, with the only sustained flight ever made by a machine not sus tained by gas bags. Hut he evidently has no notion that one inventor or one country will monopolize the de vices for successful flight. As soon as one man comes into the open with a machine with which he can sail about practically at will, a dozen others will promptly learn the trick. To-day the world is waiting to learn the art of balancing. It may come, as Capt. Ferber expects, by “a coordinating central mechanism which will permit the operator, with an instinctive touch of the helm, to right his ma chine when it dips to one side or the other, as the bicyclist to-day main tains his equilibrium by the instinct ive inclination of his body.” On the other hand, the mere human hand and eye may attain that quickness and dexterity which Lllientkal and Pilcher lost their lives trying to ac quire, but which will make possible navigation through atmospheric cur rents and “blow holes” and whirl pools. The every-day airship trip, at best, is likely to bo as hard on the pilot as a run through the Lachine rapids. There is a wild rumor to the effect that the concertina is to bo revived. The concertina was at one time re garded as a musical instrument by certain eccentric persons who pro fessed to enjoy its alleged tones. It was even supposed to give pleasure when played by those who understood its painful limitations, says Cleveland Plain Dealer. The concertina is an Instrument that is unimpressed by kind treatment either going or com ing. When it is expanded it queru lously wails; when it is contracted it plaintively moans. When the concer tina is violently agitated it gasps and wheezes. Sometimes it snorts. Just why it should be revived isn’t at all Hear. It can’t be expected to cope with either the automatic piano player Or the talking machine. While still duke of Brabant, before his accession to Belgium’s throne, he lost his only son, who died after a mysteriously sudden illness. Crown Prince Rudolph, of Austria, the king’s son-in-law, met a violent death in the hunting lodge at Meyerling, in the latter part of the king’s month of fate. In January, 1890, the palace at Laeken burned, and Princess Clemen tine, who barely escaped with her life, was so overwrought by the sight of her governess perishing in the flames that for many months it was feared she would lose her reason in precisely the same manner in which Leopold’s only sister, the ex-Empress Carlotta, lost hers. The latter’s defi nite insanity also, curiously enough, dates from January. Capt. Brunswig of the Prinzessin Victoria Luise blew out his brains. Count Boni De Castellane, victim of b far worse shipwreck, didn’t. So there you are. The Teuton showed Gallic excitability, the Gaul showed Teutonic phlegm. Possibly the Ger man was a descendant of Gauls who had anciently crossed the Rhine and the Frenchman a descendant of Ger mans who anciently crossed over into Gaul. But that’s not the point, says Boston Transcript. The point is that we make very elaborate fools of our eslves as a rule in our little experi ments in racial psychology. It’s so easy to speak of a nation in an off hand, cocksure way, as being volatile or stolid or humorous or some other unpleasant thing. It saves thought. Nearly half of the sheep in the world are in two thinly populated countries of the southern hemisphere —Australia and the Argentine re public. Russia has more sheep than any other country in the northern half of the globe. The little grapes grown in Greece which are sold under the trade name of Zante “currants” In this country, are often used in the kingdom where thajr are produced to make alcohol lor cooking and heating houses. LEGISLATIVE NEWS AND GOSSIP . Isaac Bear, a member of the Fif teenth Assembly, who is a prominent stockman of the state, started a few days ugo on an extended tour through Europe. He will be gone about four months, during which be will visit most of the countries of Europe. The pure food bill Introduced by Represent at ive Kelly in the House is drawn in conformity with the national law covering the same subject. It has been drafted with great care, in order that all legitimate enterprises may not suffer from its operations. President Harper cf the Senate has appointed Senators Campbell, De La Vergne and la?wis to ser\e on the joint committee of sevi n, which will inves tigate tin* estate of the late Winfield S. Stratton. Tills committee will be gin its inquiry at the earliest possible date, as it has but thirty days in which to work. Senator Stephen introduced a reso lution to have l.f»00 copies of the mes sages of Gov. .lesse F. McDonald and Gov. Henry A. Buchtel printed in Eng lish and 500 in the Spanish language. They are to be prepared and distrib uted by members of the Assembly. Upon motion of Senator Barela the rules were suspended and the resolu tion adopted. Senator Campbell’s resolution to in vestigate the status of the Winfield S. Stratton estate came back from the House with two amendments, one al lowing traveling expenses and another extending the time of th‘* inquiry to thirty days, instead of twenty. The resolution was then passed as amended end will go to the joint com mittee. Senator Del.aVergne’s proposed conference of legislators from mining counties, to consider bills affecting that interest has been adjourned to a later date. There seems to be a gen eral agreement that such measures are | most needed, which will result hi a concentrated action to secure the leg islation, but the members wish to look further into the proposed bills, and to confer with their constituents. Legislators of the state of Kansas have assured Representative Parker that Kansas will appropriate an amount equal to that given by Colo rado for the erection of a memorial hall building on Beecher island, site of the last notable fight with Indians. The two states have already collabo rated on the erection of a suitable monument. In accordance with this assurance Mr. Parker introduced a bill for an appropriation to pay the Colo rado share of the cost for the memorial building. Representative Parrish has intro duced a bill providing for a new judi cial district to be composed of the counties of Otero, Bent, Prowers, Ki owa and Baca. At present Otero and Kiowa are attached to the Pueblo dis trict. while Bent, Prowers and Baca are in the Las Animas district. The growth of the five counties and the importance of the judicial business in them has made the formation of the new district almost a necessity for the proper conduct of business within its proposed borders. In the goodly grist of bills intro duced there are several old acquaint ances. Senator Alexander has rein troduced his state arbitration bill of two years ago, and Senator Anfenger has his bill for the protection of hotel keepers; Barela has his Columbus day, and bis convict-constructed highway, and the publication of the proceedings of the constitutional convention; Booth has the civil service; Drake has the local option law, and the now famous barber bill, and Sapp and Tay lor both have Western slope normal school bills. Senators Scott, Wood- Lewis, Button and De LaVergne have banking bills. Two hundred boxes of books belong ing to the Colorado Traveling Library Commission are scattered over the state, and the commission has no money to bring them back to its head quarters in the capitol building. The work of the commission is virtually at a standstill and unless the State Leg islature comes to its aid it will have to be either abandoned entirely or car ried on as an auxiliary of the Colorado Federation of Woman’s Clubs. The immediate cause of the trouble is the refusal of the railroads of the state to furnish free transportation for the books, as they did before the new bill went into effect. The commission has a bill presented in the Legislature which calls for an appropriation of s<;,- 000 for the next biennial term. This is $4,000 in excess of the money re ceived from the last Legislature, but it is desired to enlarge the work as well as meet the transportation ex penses. A bill will be introduced into the present session of the Legislature lim iting to three years after death of maker the time when wills may be pre sented for probate. This was the conclusion reached yesterday at the meeting of the State County Judges’ Association In Denver. A number of amendments to the probate law were discussed, the one placing a statute or limitations upon wills being the most Important. The present inheritance tax law' was also found to need amend ment in a number of particulars, in or der to facilitate the collection of the tax. Many of the judges complained that the attorney general did not ap pear to represent the state, and that the law should be strengthened so as to give the state better opportunities to collect. The present school law was also discussed and found to need re vision. Some of the Denver druggists are alarmed regarding the effect of the pure food bill which is making such rapid progress through the House. At a meeting held on Saturday night it. was determined to have it amended If possible. The assertion is made that it. creates a “doctor’s trust” and that under it no drug or medicine could be sold without a physician’s prescription. Owners and dealers in proprietary medicines are also on the anxious seat. Those responsible for the measure in sist that honest druggists and dealers need have no fear, that all that is sought is a “square deal ’ to the con .lumer in drugs, liquors anl solids. Mr. Kiel, in the House, has Intro duced a Will prohibiting the use of gas, oil or other inflammable substances for the lighting of any cars or trains used upon any railroads within the state for the transportation of pa* ti gers. The first of the Important measures calculated to carry out Republican platform pledges was introduce ! ir House Bill No. 11 by Representative George S. Redd of Denver. Thi- ls> an anti-trust law, modeled after what is known as the Valentine law in * f feet in Ohio. Representative A. B. Hoyt intro duced a resolution, which was cart ■ d that souvenir hook cativassors ud others of kindred calling be prohibited from plying their trade on the flo< ol the House at any and all times. no that the sergeant-at-arms be instructed to see that this is carried out. Senator Tom Ehrliart of Chaffee county, who is in Denver attending tc his duties in the Legislature, ha* * n tered a steer In the Western Stock Show, which opens Jenuary 19th : 'h that will attract much attention. The steer is being fattened entlrelj on peas, which grow to perfection in Senator Ehrhart’s locality. Morris Lehman of Telluride, ha* been reappointed chief clerk of th* in surance department by State And «>i Statlcr. He has been in the depart ment during the past two years and did very efficient work under Deputy Commissioner Rittenhouse. Miss sie Budrow has been appointed sten ographer of the department. Representative Dolpli has present* <1 a bill to amend the law against the docking of horses’ tails. The am* nd ment is to strike out that provision against the importation of horses hav ing tails already docked. Some ques tion has always been raised regarding the constitutionality of that portion **f the bill, though the right fulness of the provision against docking tails has never been disputed. Representative Lehrritter has !n»ro duced a bill to keep tin* game comm is sioner from placing trout fry in any stream controlled by any but the state. The object is to keep the public fish out of those streams that are on private property, the owners of which decline to permit fishermen on their land. It is also aimed at those asso ciations that have acquired fishing rights from source to mouth of he best trout streams. A simple little title line on a Hill introduced by Mr. Cannon has its work in store for those men arrested <>u charges of non-support. The bill tp!*j reads, “Providing for the employment of prisoners in Jails.” and Its effect is that men Imprisoned for non-support will be. along with others, furnished eight hours’ work each day. But the one class of men Is to get 50 cents; a day, the money to be paid to ‘he 1 families in need of the recalcitrant's services. A movement is on foot to have the salaries of the Justices of the Supr- me Court increased from $5,000 to $7.500 per annum. The cost of living affects the judiciary, too. Judges must live. A bill will be Introduced for the pur pose of raising the salaries It is held that under the new conditions the sal aries are not large enough and fall short of almost every other state, and that under the present condition*, with living expenses high, the time has come to raise them. The following boards now serve without pay: Board of agriculture, board of charities and corn ( lions, board of health, board of medical ex aminers, board of pharmacy, board of pardons, board of dental examiners, School for the Deaf and Blind. Horae for Dependent Children, Industrial School for Girls, Normal school trus tees, School of Mines trustees, also state geologist. The secretaries in most Instances receive salaries. Boards that have salaries or per diems include the lunacy board, Indus trial School for Boys, penitentiary commissioners. Agricultural Appointments. Governor Buchtel lias appointed ex- Congressman Franklin E. Brooks and ox-Licutenant Governor Jared L. Brush to fill two vacancies on the State Board of Agriculture. Mr. Brush was lieutenant governor during the second administration of Governor Adams. He Is a resident of Greeley, and is deeply interested in the ad vancement of Colorado along agricul tural lines. The terms to which Messrs. Brush and Brooks are ap pointed run for eight years. The out going members of the board are p. F. Sharpe and Harlan Thomas. The for mer was not a candidate for reappoint ment and Thomas has moved out of the state. Other members of the board are: R. W. Corwin of Pueblo, Alfred A. Ed wards of Fort Collins, Eugene Grubb of Carbondale, B. F. Rockefellow of Canon City, B. U. Dye, Rocky Ford; J. L. Chat field, Gypsum. If a bill introduced by Speaker Breckenridge in the House becomes a law, systematic drainage of alkaline lands will be undertaken In Colorado. The measure carries an appropriation of $5,000, which Is to be used in con nection with a like amount to he ap propriated by the national government for experimental purposes. Various | western states have reclaimed many | acres of land formerly useless by co | operating with the national Depart* | ment of Agriculture In the matter. It Is claimed that the machine will payforitself in a few elections. The mo ! ment the polls close the vote Is ready j to he recorded as with an adding ma chine and much time is saved in this manner. Election officials now charge two days to the county; with the ma chine one day would suffice. The pre cincts would he enlarged and in Den ver the number reduced from 200 to 100. Provision Is made in the statute that a precinct where the voting ma chine Is in use must have at least 600 voters. EXTRA MESSAGE URGES CONGRESS TO CURB COLO RADO RIVER OUTBREAK. MAY TAKE TWO MILLIONS President Recommends That the Rec lamation Service Undertake an Ir rigation Project in the Imperial Val ley—Would Aid Southern Pacific. Washington.—The President Satur day Bent to Congress a message urging •ome action toward remedying the sit uation caused by the break in tho Colo rado river four miles below the inter national boundary line in Mexico, and which threatens the property interests in tho Imperial valley of California. The President’s messago contains a long review of the situation and says that prompt action must be taken, otherwise conditions will become so extreme as to be impracticable of rem edy. Probably with an expenditure of $2,000,000, he says, the river can be restored to its former channel and held there indefinitely. Tho President says that at the pres ent there appears to be only one agent equal to the task of controlling tho river, namely, the Southern Pacific. He recommends that the reclama tion service be authorized to at once begin the construction of an irriga tion project under the terms of the ir rigation act for the lands in the Imper ial valley and the lower Colorado val ley. The President is severe in his ar raignment of tho California Develop ment Company for taking up an enter prise of this magnitude without ade quate capital and for diverting moneys recoived from sale of lands to other purposes than the securing of a water supply or the improvement of the lands. An sngineer of the reclamation vice expresses great surprise at the President's action and says the devel opment company and the Southern Pa cific are doing a great work in curbing the river overflow. In his message the president says: "If the river is not put back and permanently maintained In Its natural bed, the progressive back-cutting In the course of one or two years will ex tend up stream to Yuma, as before stated, and Anally to the Laguna dam, now being built bv the government, thus wiping out millions of dollars of property belonging to the government and to citizens. Continuing further It will deprive all the valley lands along the Colorado river of tho possi bility of obtaining a new supply of water by gravity canals. "The great Yuma bridge will go out and approximately 700.000 acres of land as fertile as the Nile valley will bo left in a desert condition. What this means may bo understood when we remember that tho entiro produc ing area of Southern California is about 250,000 acres. A most conserva tive estimate after full development must place the gross product from this land at not less than SIOO per acre per year, and every ten acr«*B of which will support a family when under interne cultivation. If the break in the Colo rado is not permanently controlled tire financial loss to the United States will be great. Tho entire irrigable areas which will be either submerged or de prived of water in the Imperial valley, and along the Colorado river Is capable of adding to the permanent population of Arizona and California tit least 350,- 000 people and probably 500.000. Much of the land will be worth from SSOO to $1,500 per acre to individual owners or a total of from $350,000,000 to $700,000,000. “But one practicable course Is now open for consideration. "The Southern Pacific must continue Its work to close the break and restore the river to its proper channel. Tho The United States can then take charge, making the protective work permanent and providing for their maintenance. "It is not believed that a free gift of this money should be made, ns by Its investment the stability of property of great value will bo secured and the Jncrense in land values throughout the Imperial valley will be sufficient to Jus tify the provision that this money should bo returned to tho govern ment." Practical Joker Dead. Goldfield, Nev.—lsaac T. Davis, known as Tom Davis, died Friday of .paralysis. His home was in Mnnltou, Colorado, where his body will be (shipped. Years ago a grave could be aeon from the Cog road on Pike's Peak, above which was a rough cross say ing that the body of Norah O'Keefe laid there, the child having been de voured by mountain rnts. Tourists bought photos of this grave by tho thousands. As a matter of fact, tho grave contained the body of a one-day old burro belonging to Davis. He and Sergennt O’Keefe, then in charge of the weather station on the summit, framed up the Joke, which for years was not understood. Davis had the contract for furnishing supplies to tho weather Htatlon. His father was the first mayor of Manitou. Bteamer Ponce Reaches Port. Hamilton, Bermuda. —Having been seven days adrift, with a broken shaft, the steamship Ponce was on Friday towed Into tills port by the Elizabeth Rickmers, a German steamship, which was on her way from Philadelphia for Nagasaki, Japan. Despite tho fact that the vessel had been adrift, for so long a time, all on board the Ponco were well, und it appears that there were plenty of provisions on board nnd that the passengers had been well cared f ir. Tho breaking of tho shaft, took place in a terrific gaio only about three hundred miles from New York Decern ber 31st. Officials Reappointed. Washington. President Roosevelt has sent to tho Senate for reappoint ment the names of DeWitt C. Bailey for United States marshal, district of Colorado, and of Samuel A. Abbey, register, and John J. Lambert, re eelver the United States Land Office at Pueblo. HOUSEHOLD HINTS. A dry sponge is the best thing with which to remove llufT from woolen clothing. Peel the onion from the root up wards, and you will have hardly any trouble from the eyes watering. Heat pans slightly, grease with lard and sprinkle well with (lour, turn ing out all the Hour that does not stick to tins. Bureau drawers and doors that stick can be remedied by sandpupering them first and then rubbing the edges with a bur of common soap wet with a little water. To brighten the carpet sprinkle with salt, or go over it once a week with a broom that has been dipped in hot water, in which a little of the spirits of turpentine has been udded. Break ono egg Into a tumbler, one and one-half teaspoons vinegar, dash of salt, pepper and tabasco sauce. Give ono good shake and swallow it all. Ono can take raw eggs better in this way. When Making Pies. Do not roll the paste too thin for pies or it will be dry and tasteless when baked. Divide the paste into two sheets and spread one over the bottom and sides of the tin. Now put in the fruit, heaping it higher in the center, and put over it the 'second sheet of paste as a lid. pressing the edges closely down and then crimp ing or notching them with a sharp little knife. When the fruit is Juicy, place on the center of the under crust a small com mon teacup, laying the fruit around and over it. The Juice will collect under the cup instead of between the edges of the pie. The fruit should be well sugared when placed in the pie. Preserves should never be put into covered pies. Pies should be eaten the day they are baked, if possible. Tarts are small shells filled with fruit. Appetizing Meat Stews. It Is at this season that meat stews, which require the long, slow cooking, will be found most appetizing und economical additions to the weekly menu. If you burn coal you have a fire all day any way. so that thers will be no extra expense for fuel. Stews may be cooked on top of tho stove or In the oven, tho general es sentials being a moist, gentle heat that softens the fibres and develops the Juices of the meat. This process Is known as frlcaaeelng. stewing or braising, and the finished product ap fwars as a stew, a braise, a ragout, a haricot or salmi, according to season ing. method of cooklug and serving, or the necessity of impressing u|>on ths good man that he Is eating a Hpoclaßy swell dinner, such ns be would pay dearly for at a first-class restaurant. Deep Apple Pie. Invert In the center of a deep gran ite or earthenware dish a teacup, then fill the remaining space with tart apples, peeled, cored and quartered. Sprinkle over them n half cup of sugar mixed with a teus|*oonful of cinnamon, or a salt spoonful allspice, or In place of the ordinary sugar use rnaplc sugar, or molasses and sugar half and half. Roll a strip of past© half an Inch wide, wet the edge of the dish, put the paste on the edge, then cover with a paste a little larger than the dish with the fullness thrown back In the center. Press the cover to the rim and bake until the apples are tender. Revival of Oldtime Card Cases. Grandmother's card cases, slender, flat, old fashioned affairs of silver and gold, aro again coming In style, and those who are tho fortunate possessors of some of these antiques are proudly resurrecting them. The modern Jew eler has taken some quaint ones for reproduction models, which show the samo delicate chasing ns the originals. Miss G. hns one of these oldtime mod erns of gold, with her monogram picked out In brilliants and arranged on a shield, outlined with tiny dia monds. Orange Pie. Beat lightly the yolks of two eggs with one-half cup of sugar. Add one heaping tablespoonfui of flour, ono oven tablespoonful of corn starch and a llttlo salt dissolved In half a cupful of milk. Pour Into n pint of boiling milk and cook about four minutes un til thick and creamy. Flavor with or ange Juice and pour Into a baked crust. Beat the whites of tho eggs to a stiff froth, add one-half cupful of Hiigar, flavor with grated peel and Juice of orange, spread over the pic and brown delicately In a very slow oven. When Cleaning Carpets. To clean carpets put four teaspoon fuls of ammonia in ono huckotful of water; scrub with a medium brush; wipe with a cloth. Just as you would In cleaning dn unpnlntcd floor. Change tho water frequently. Beavo tho win dows open, and tho carpet will soon dry. The carpet should be thorough ly swept before It Is scrubbed. Compote of Oranges. 801 l together ono cupful of sugar and one cupful of water. Add the thin yellow rind of threo oranges, cut Into narrow strips, cook five minutes long er. add a glassful of sherry and pour hot over six peeled and sliced oranges sweetened to taste. When cold pllo up In a glass dish and pour tho sirup over them. Chocolate Sauce for Ice Cream. One cup of water, one-half cup sugar, boll together five minutes; one hoaplng tablespoon cocoa, scant table spoon arrowroot; mix last and pour into first. Boil and strain, keep hot till served. NEGRO SOLDIERS ANOTHER SPECIAL MESSAGE BY THE PRESIDENT. RESULT OF INVESTIGATION President Recounts Evidence of Which Colored Soldiers Were Discharged —Says His Power Was Ample and Not Subject to Review. Washington—By direction of the President, Secretary Taft Monday is sued a special order modifying the spe cial order dismissing the negro battal ion of the Twenty-fifth infantry, strik ing out the clause relating to the ex clusion of the discharged soldiers from employment in the civil service. The secretary, now that the War De partment's inquiry has closed, will un dertake to pass separately upon the applications for re-enlistnu-nt of tho discharged men wherever they are sup ported by evidence of their non-com plicity in the affray. With a message summarizing the facts upon which he based his dis charge of colored soldiers and declar ing his power ample and its exercise fully Justified except in one particular, tho President Monday sent to the Sen ate the full report of the Investigation of the Brownsville affair made by uu assistant to the atorney general. The President states plainly that tho action he took cannot be reversed ex cept by another executive order. “In my message to tho Senate of dis missal without honor of certain mem bers of the three companies of tho Twenty-fifth Infantry," says the Presi dent, "I gave the reports of the offi cers upon which the dismissal was baso„. These reports were made in ac cordance with the custom In such cases, for It would, of course, have been Impossible to preserve discipline in the army save by pursuing precisely the course that in this case was pur sued. “luasmucb, however, as in the Sen ate question was raised as to the suffi ciency of the evidence, I deemed it wise to send Major Blocksom and as sistant to the attorney general. Purdy, to Brownsville to make a thorough in vestigation on the ground in reference to tho matter. I herewith transmit Secretary Taft's report and the t» stl rnony taken under oath of the various witnesses examined in the course of tho investigation. "I also submit various exhibits. In eluding maps of Brownsville and Fort Brown, photographs of various build inga, a loiter from Judge Parks to his wife, together with a bandoleer, thirty three empty shells, seven hall cart ridges and four clips picked up.ln the street* of Brownsville within a few hours after the shootlng.threest<*el Jack et bullets and some scraps of the caa ings of other bullets picked out of th« houses into which they had been fired “Fourteen eyo witnesses, namely, Charles R. Chase, Amado Martin* z. Mrs. Kate Leahy. Palcrno Preclado. Ynaclo Dominguez. Maccdonlo Ra* mlie*, George W. Ktndell, Jose Marti nez, J. P. McDonald. F. 11. Sanborn, Herbert Elkins. Hale Odin, Mrs Hale . >din and Ju lit Pai »■. t* stlfit d that they saw the assnilants or some ol them at varying distances, and that they were negro troops, most of ths witnesses giving their testimony In such shape that there is no possibility of their having been mistaken. Two other witnesses, Joseph Bodln and Gcnero Padron, saw some of the assail ants and testified that they were sok dlors (tho only soldiers in the neigh borhood being the colored troops). “The testimony of the witnesses on the position of tho bullet holes show that fifteen or twenty of the negro troops gathered inside tho fort, and that the flrHt shots fired into the town were fired from within the fort; some of them at least from the upper gal lories of the barracks. "The additional evidence thus taken renders It, in my opinion. Impossible to question the conclusions upon which my order was based. I have gone most carefully over every’ issue of law nna fact that has been raised. "I am now satisfied that the effect of my order dismissing these men with out honor wuh not to bar them from all civil employment under the gov ernment. and. therefore, that tho part of tho order which consisted of a dec laration to tills effect was lacking in validity, and I have directed that such portion be revoked. “As to the rest of tho order, dismiss ing tho Individuals lu question without honor and declaring tho effect of such discharge under the laws and regula tions to be a bar to their future re-en listment either In the army or the navy, there is no doubt of my constitutional and legal power. “The order was within my discre tion, under tho constitution and tho laws, and cannot he reviewed or re versed save by another executive or der. "The facts did not merely wnrrnnt. tho notion 1 took —they rendered such action Imperative, unless I was to prove false to my sworn duty. “If any one of the men discharged hereafter shows to my satisfaction that ho Is clear of guilt, or of shielding tho guilty, I will take what action Is war ranted; but tho circumstances I hnvo abovo detailed most certainly put upon any such man tho burden of thus clearing himself. "THEODORE ROOSEVELT.” Reported Burlington Project. Cheyonne, Wyo.—lnterest In tho vast soda deposits In Natrona county has been revived by the announce ment that tho Burlington will build a road from Lyons, Colorado, to tho end of tho .Tebo extension. Lincoln Fow ler of Phoenix. Arlzonn, representing capitalists who own valuable soda lakes, who is on his way to Natrona county, says that if this line Is built, his company will united with Barnes, tho hook publisher, who also owns largo holdings in the soda district, to establish a largo glass factory at Brethorton. In the vicinity of Broth erf on. Colonel Dupont, tho powder magnnto, ownes about 5,000 acres con taining nitrate of soda, and this will also be developed if the now road la built.