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SPRING FI ELD, - COLORADO. Woman ntwr forgives the man whe makes her appear ridiculous. Never send a man out to ask favors unless he is given power to make pledges. Things that people do not know con cerning themselves are generally the most important. Nearly all of the aldermen in Louis ville, Ky.. have been arrested. They are charged with being too prosperous. Next to an ungreased wheelbarrow there are few noises more excruciating than the wail of a man who has lost Ills grip. Fifty per cent of the non-supported wives of New York were married in their teens. The showing is not en couraging for early marriages. Edison has made a new discovery by the use of which a surgeon can sec all of the organs and tissues of the human body. We will .soon know just what alls us. The liability of an express company Is thus stated in a recent decision of the New York Supreme court, appel late term: No limitation of liability for negligence contained in a shipping contract can afTert an express com pany's liability for the full value of goods lost to the consignee by the affirmative wrongful act of the agent intrusted with them. The government has to pay a large sum of money for a single discharge of one of the immense guns now be ing placed in coast defences. There I might be a contingency when it would be far more expensive not to fire the gun; while no one could well estimate the possible cost of having no guns to fire. A coast thoroughly protected means also an interior well guarded. A noted newspaper man who died in St. Louis a few weeks ago, in the prime of life, was sometimes called the inventor of the newspaper interview. Certainly he was the first to make a feature of that form of news. Rightly used, the interview is an effective way of getting, and an interesting way of presenting, facts and opinions; but no : other device of Journalism has been more abused. , In a published letter describing his shipwreck, Stephen Crane, the novel ist, has thrown school teachers into spasms with this piece of bad English: “Being an inexperienced filibuster, the writer had undergone considerable mental excitement since the starting of the ship, and consequently he had not been to sleep, and so I went to the first mate’s bunk to Indulge myself in all the physical delights of holding one self in bed.” Mixed farming as a principle has been impressed on the people of Flori da by the freeze of two years ago. If they take the lesson to heart, the disaster will not have been in vain. A correspondent of a Chicago paper, writing from Florida, says: Thought ful people now agree that "the great freeze of ’95” was a good thing for Florida—a blessing in disguise. It was a costly lesson, however. A hundred thousand citizens, more or less, paid $3,000,000 or $4,000,000 to find out that the “frost line” that had been recog nized since the "cold winter of ’32” was not permanent and was likely to be changed, like railway time-tables,,with out previous notice. They were taught that it was not good policy to put all their eggs in one basket, and that the single-crop plan of farming was a fail ure. Many were discouraged and left the state. Those who had more cour age and wisdom remained, and while they were resuscitating their frozen ; groves they discovered they could make ! money by truck farming—by raising j peas, beans, cabbages, cauliflower, let- j tuce, celery, onions, cucumbers, pota- ' toes, strawberries and other fruits and vegetables for the northern winter markets. The demand for this sort of produce during the winter months is practically unlimited, and the prices unnaturally large. It costs no more to raise a bushel of potatoes in this warm, sandy soil in December than in July. The supply of unseasonable vegetables formerly came from Bermuda and the Bahamas. "The great freeze” taught the farmers of Florida that they could have a monopoly from December to March, when the early crops of south ern Georgia are ready for market. So the wise ones stopped boasting about profits of $2,500 an acre from orange groves. They stopped telling the fa miliar story about "$1 a box for oranges on the plantation, twenty-five boxes to the tree and 100 trees to the acre —all clear gain.” and began tc plant and 1 vegetables, which nro not so proh::iblo as oranges, but are reasonably certain of paying. Jas. A. Herne, the veteran actor, spoke at the First Congregational church in Kansas City Sunday nigh!, on “The Theater As It Is.” He had an immense audience. Frank Daniels, the comic opera star, was in the audi ence. Mr. Herne's idea of the theater is that it is elevating, providing the people insist on elevating plays. Cashier Cyrus Breeder of Bethlehem. Pa., writes to his friends from Canada that the climate of Toronto agrees with him first rate. And yet he is not in Canada solely for his health. One reason for surmising that Gov. Black of New York is not destitute of the sense of humor is to be found in that passage in his inaugural ad dress wherein he says: "It is certain that the luster shed on the governor by his staff might be dispensed with with out loss of his dignity or danger to the state." The Princess of Chimay has deserted the Hungarian gypsy who recently eloped with her, anil has left him stranded In Milan, without employment and penniless. M'KINLEY KEEPS BUSY. I IIIn Flr*t l>Hy In Ofllee Crowded With Work —Throne* of Vial tor*. Washington, March s.—President Me | Kin ley was on the move at an early hour this morning. He greeted the White 'House officials at 7:30 o’clock, and breakfasted at eight with the fam ily party, including his wife, mother and other relatives. Then he smoked a cigar, and at nine o’clock entered the president's private office to begin cop ing with the flood of public business. Already crowds of people had begun to arrive, clamoring at the main en trance to the executive mansion for ad mission. The doors were kept closed against the general crowd until ten o’clock, but in the meantime a number of callers having spi*cial business gained admission. At ten o'clock the members of the re tiring Cabinet called and exchanged court csies. Meantime tho crowds in front of the executive mansion bad swelled to thou sands. They surged up to the portico, surrounding the doors in solid masses and extending in both directions down the long semi circular driveways to the outer gates. They came with bands playing, and flags flying. One of the first organizations to call was that made up of the veterans who served with Major McKinley in the Twenty i third Ohio Volunteer Infantry. The president wished to greet his old com rades personally, and they filed into the east room. Mr. McKinley came from his private apartments looking sturdy and vigorous, despite the strain of yesterday. Ho cordially greeted each of tho group along the way. giv ing a hearty handshake to each per son, and stood at the main door of tin east room while the old soldiers filed by. It was a meeting of old friends rather than an official greeting, ami tlie president called most of the veter ans by name. The crowds outside had now grown clamorous, and with the confused mu sic of several hands were mingled the continued shouts from hundreds of throats. It was apparent that the throng never could get within the White House. Realizing this situation, tho President called for his hat and overcoat and stepped through the front j doors to the marble portico. A great shout went up as he made his appearance. Hats were thrown in to the air and handkerchiefs and um brellas were waved frantically, the la dies joining In the demonstration. Mc- Kinley bowed repeatedly ns the cheers continued. Then the clubs swung Into line and. with bands playing, marched under and through the arch of the portico, each man uncovering as he passed. The White House was crowded and besieged with callers all day, but few were able to gain access to the Presi dent. MR. WOLCOTT HAS RETURNED Prof«■**«•* To Itv Well Matlnflod With III* Work. New York, March-s.—While William McKinley was on his way to the na tional capitol yesterday to take the oath of office, Senator E. O. Wolcott was coming up New York bay on tin Majestic, returning from Ids European trip in the Interest of an international monetary conference. Senator Wol cott’s first remark was that of disap pointment because the rough voyagi had delayed his arrival. Senator Wol cott’s manner showed his disappoint ment. “What success did you have while abroad?” was asked. In reply Senator Wolcott gave out a type-written copy of this statement: “My visit lias been a very satisfac tory and interesting one. My time was wholly spent in London, Paris and Ber lin, with one day in Amsterdam. I am much encouraged by what I have ascertained and most hopeful for the future. “An international agreement for the remonetization of silver is entirely feasible and its accomplishment in ray opinion rests largely with the United States. I had interviews with such German financiers as Prince Hohen lobe, with Baron von Biebersteln and with Dr. Koch and Dr. Mlquel, the minister of finance of Prussia. I was not able to see either Dr. Arendt or Count von Mirbash. At the present time I do not care to say anything more about the result of ray mission. You might say. however, that Prince Hohenlohc and Baron von Bleber stein told me if I succeeded in getting the consent of England as a party to an international conference I might then meet with less opposition in Ger many.” He was asked: ’What encourage ment did you receive in England?” "I do not think that is a fair ques tion. I have said ns much ns I think I can justly be asked to say. This Is a matter which cannot he freely dis cussed at the present stage, and I do not desire to be Interviewed further.” Chnrltli** it ml Corrections. New Orleans, March 4.— The national conference of charities and corrections assembled here to-day. The delegates were welcomed by Governor Foster and Mayor Flower. Among the speak ers at he morning session were Alex. Johnson, president of the conference; Hon. J. H. Brackett, of Maryland, Hon. Richard Guenther, of Wisconsin, Rob ert Treat Paine, of Boston, and Presi dent Gilman, of John-Hopklns univer sity. At the afternoon session the free kin dergarten was discussed. Mrs. L. W. Treat of Grand Rapids, Michigan, in troducing the subject. The evening session was devoted to the topic of prison reform. General RololT BrinkerhotT. of Ohio. Mrs. Julia Miller, of Alabama. Rev. Beverly War ner, of New Orleans, Hon. Otis Fuller, of Michigan, and Hon. L. A. Whaley, of Texas, were speakers. Turkey Roikl)- for War. Ixmdon. March 5. The rapid mobil i/.ing of tho Turkish troops on tho Greek frontier confirms the belief which prevails among military men here that Turkey is more ready for war than Greece. Experts express the opin ion that the Turkish troops being col lected at Saloniea could, unless the powers or the Balkan states interfered, reach Athens in a fortnight. The Greek army Is admitted to he far below mod ern requirements. If the Greek army reserves are mobilized, It is stated they will l»e little better than mobs armed with obsolete rifles and lacking iu ar tillery. Clevcl»ii(| doe* After I>u<-k*. Washington, I). C., March s.—Ex- President Cleveland started south on a duck hunting expedition last night. Ho went on tho lighthouse tender Maple shortly after three o’clock. With him were Captain Robley D. Evans and I)r. Leonard Wood, of Boston. The Maple will proceed directly to Portsmouth, near Norfolk. There the lighthouse lender Violet is waiting and the party will bo transferred to her ami the start made for the shooting li-lds iu Albermarle and Pamlico sounds. THE LEGISLATURE. Tuesday. March 2nd. Senate.—After the usual routine the new county debate was taken up in tlie Senate. A motion by Senator Me- Neely to Indefinitely postpone consid eration of the bill to create Sylvanite county was being talked of by Senator Carney when the Senate adjourned the evening before. He resumed and pro ceeded to quote from pamphlets pub lished In favor of the measure. Senator Moody said it would be an ungenerous thing to create more bur dens for the people mid he must vote against the hill. Senator Canon thought the weight of the argument lay with the opponents of the bill, and he believed there were already too many counties. Senator Wheeler said all ho could do would be to preach the funeral sermon on the bill, and he proceeded to do so. He spoke of the sentiment in favor of the measure, the great wealth of the camp and Its increasing prosperity, and he believed the people were entitled to have a county—but. of course, they were not going to get It. Senator Soldomrldge spoke In sup port of the bill and pointed to the pledges that, had been given by the representatives from that district and to the almost unanimous desire for the county on tho part of tho people. There had been a change of sentiment since the election, but no good reason had been assigned. He valued his political pledges too highly to change and would support the bill. The discussion occupied nearly the whole day. Then the vote was taken and resulted as follows: For the new county—Blnkoy, Carney, Evans. Felton. Harris, Kennedy, Por terfield, Sehlomridge, Stratton, Tay lor. Thomas. Wheeler. Against the county—Adams. Barela, Bromley. Campbell. Canon. Crosby. Crowe, Gallagher. Gnymon. Gordon. Locke. Maxwell. Moody. Morton, Mc- Creery. McNeely. Painter, Reuter. Sehermerhorn. Sours. Swink. West. House. —House bill No. 250. by An drew Park, of Pueblo, providing pun ishment for the breaking of seals of railway ears, was considered and passed second reading. A bill Introduced by Mr. Champion on behalf of a constituent, allowing per sons and corporations to divert and ap ply unappropriated water for minim:, milling or electric purposes, caused the expression of a wide variance of opin ions. It passed second reading. Thtinttlay, March 3rd. Senate.—The greater part of tho day In the Senate to-day was taken up with the consideration of tho reports of the finance committee on Senator Fel ton’s bill, appropriating $40,000 for continuing the work of constructing state canal No. 1. which would tap the Arkansas river at a point near Canon City. The work on the canal has been (lone by convict labor, and is completed for n distance of about six miles. In order to carry out the original plans about forty miles of construction work will be required, and the bill fathered by Senator Felton asks for money with which to purchase tools, machines and powder for the continuance of the work, which included the tunneling of several rocky hills. The majority report of the finance committee recommands that the appro priation he denied for the reason that the finances of the state will not Justi fy such an expenditure. The minority report, signed only by Senator Moody, recommended that the bill be printed. After spending almost the entire day In discussing the bill, the minority re port to have the bill printed was adopt ed by a vote of 23 to 10. nouse.—A resolution by Senator Bar ela. asking the president to appoint res idents to federal positions iu New Mex ico, was adopted. A bill by Mr. Sheridan to require hunters to take out a license passed second reading. It requires a fee of $1 to be paid to the state and 50 cents to the county. An exemption is made in favor of residents of the county where they may hunt. A bill by Mr. Stevens to amend the child labor law passed second reading. It prohibits the employment of children under fourteen years of age at manual labor "in any factory, shop, mill, store, salesroom, mine, smelter or manufac turing establishment of any character during school term.” The next hill discussed was by Mr. De Votle to regulate the delivery »<f water. It permits the exchange of wa ter between reservoirs and ditches. It permits the delivery of stored water in to a ditch when tho reservoir is given the supply from the river at a point higher up and vice versa. The bill passed second reading. Tlinrttriny, March 4tli. Senate—Mr. Engley’s theater hat bill was considered in connection with tin reports of tin* committee on state insti tutions, to which it had been referred, and after a long discussion it was killed by a vote of 10 to 13. After recess the Senate joined the House in joint session for the consid eration of the report of the Leadville committee upon tlie strike, after which it reconvened in tin* Senate chamber. Senate hill No. 48. by Senator Taylor, raising tho bounty on wolves from $2 to $5 and on mountain liojis from $2 to $5, was finally passed and sent to tln- House. Senate Hill No. 40, by Senator Car ney, prohibiting tlie management of state institutions from appointing a rol- 1 ative to any position under the control of such management, was finally i passed and sent to the House. The following bills passed and wen sent to the House: Senate bill No. 110, by Senator Mar- i rls. prohibiting blacklisting of em ployes by employers and the boycot ting by organized bodies of persons or corporations, a misdemeanor punisha ble by fine and imprisonment. Senate bill No. 325, by Senator Tay lor. allowing state, county and school district officials to prosecute appeals and writs of error in which they are Involved in an official capacity without giving the usual bond required upon taking appeals and writs of error. Senate bill No. 24 1. by Senator Sel domridge, providing for the classifica tion of the city of Colorado Springs as a city of the first class, without the necessity of waiting for a general cen sus. ns required under the present law. atul which will not lx* taken until 1900. Senate bill No. 21), by Senator Reuter, permitting an assignee to turn over to the creditors of the assignor portions of the assigned property in bulk, in satisfaction of the claims of the credi tors without requiring tlie sale of tin assigned property. House—The following bills wen passed and sent to tin* Senate: House bill No. 10. by Mr. Cooke, providing for tin* holding of a con stitutional convention for the pro posing of amendments to the state con stitution. House bill No. 39. by Mr. O’Neill, providing for the election of county attorney, county physician and county road overseer in counties of the first, second and third classes. House bill No. 115, by Mr. Ilolblg, fixing tho amount of household prop erty exempt from levy of execution at S2OO. House bill No. 59. b.v Mr. Whitney providing for the abolishment of tfn Board of Capitol Managers. and creating a commission l’or the cure unu custody of the capitol grounds and buildings, such commission to con sist of the governor, auditor, secretary of state, treasurer and attorney gen eral. The Joint session of the two houses spent a large part of the afternoon In discussing the report of the Leadville investigating committee. The report was unanimously udopted. Friday, March Sth. Senate—The following bills passed third reading and were sent to the House: By Senator Bromley, regulating the organizing of mutual tire insurance companies. Such companies may be started upon the application of 100 per sons and with a total maximum amount of insured property not to ex ceed SIOO,OOO. By Senator Taylor, permitting the giving of surety company bonds In all cases where a judicial bond is required, provided that such surety company shall be duly approved as bondsmen by the courts of the county wherein such bonds may bo offered. According to this bill, any person may give bond of a surety company for ids appearance before any of the courts of the state. By Senator Reuter, providing iu what manner the appropriations of tin* state shall bo paid out in case the revenues of the state are insufficient to meet all the appropriations made by the Gener al Assembly. According t«» this Hill the expenses of the General Assembly and of the executive and judicial depart ments of tlie state shall first bo paid and then the appropriations for the maintenance and support of all the public institutions, iu aif order named. Two bills were killed upon the recom mendation of the committee on finance. One was for tin* construction of a wagon road in Eagle county from tiic town of Basalt up Frying Ban crock to the station «>f Ituedi. and an other was for a small appropriation to defray tin* expense of an exhibit for the negro department at the Nashville, Tennessee, exposition in 1897. Several bills were favorably reported in committee of the whole. House—ln the House yesterday Mr. Ilelblg's bill providing for the insur ance of all public buildings by the state and making an appropriation of $210,000 to carry out the Idea, was killed by the adoption of the report of the committee on banking and insur ance. which was to the effect that the state could not afford to go into the in surance business. Senator Gaymon's pawnbroker’s Hill was reported back from the committee on banking and insurance with the rec ommendation that it he passed with several slight amendments. James A. Bark’s bill, which applies only to Pueblo, and provides that al dermen shall la* nominated from the wards in which they live, but shall be elected by the people at large and fix ing t lie salary of aldermen at SOOO per annum, passed and was sent to the Senate. The next on the calendar for final passage was Mr. Ilelhig’s charter bill, which passed second reading without objection at the night session last Fri day. When it was called for reading. Mr. Sweeney said that as he under stood the charter question a substitute bad been adopted by the Arapahoe del egation. and he moved that the bill be re-referred to the Senate and again be placed on second reading. Mr. Ilclblg declared that tin* Arapa hoe delegation had not agreed to any substitute and lie believed that his Hii 1 should go through. Upon vote the bid was re-referred, 31 voting for and 29 against it. Saturday. March nth. Senate.—Some difficulty was had in tlie Senate in securing a quorum. The members of tlie finance committee were listening to arguments upon a relief Hill and several members had been excused over Sunday. When a quorum was finally secured, word was received from the House to tlie effect that the vote on the Ilelbig charter bill had been reconsidered and the bill had passed third reading with out objection. Senate bill No. 48. providing for the acceptance of the Fort Lyons military reservation from tlie United Statics government as a site for a soldiers’ homo was killed by the adoption of the adverse report of the committee on state institutions for the reason that a similar bill had been introduced in the House and had been favorably acted upon. House concurrent resolution No. 0. by Mr. Wolfe, declaring the Colorado Assembly to be in favor of tin* hide* IKMidence of Cuba, was laid on the table without argument. Senate Joint memorial No. 4. by Sen ator McCreery. memorializing Congress to pass the bill regulating the salaries of clerks in post offices of the first anil second classes, was considered. The memorial was opposed by Sena tor Kennedy and Senator Bromley and Senator Reuter and Senator Crosby spoke in favor of it. The memorial was killed and adjournment was taken. House—When tlie House convened to-day much surprise was occasioned by Speaker Ilurlbut calling the presi dent pro tem.. Mr. Lawrence, to tlie chair and then making a motion that the vote by which the Ilelbig charter bill was placed at tlie foot of the cal endar on Friday, be reconsidered. Mr. Stevens moved a call of the House. When tin? aliscntecs had been brought in Mr. Ilurlhut’s motion to re consider was put and carried by a unanimous vote, every member pres ent voting for reconsideration. Mr. Ilurlbut then moved that tlie rules be suspended and the Ilelbig charter Idll be placed upon third read ing and finally passed. After the bill was read, vote was tak en and tin* Ilelbig charter passed third reading without a dissenting voice. Tlie afternoon session •of tho House was taken up with the discussion of Mr. Jenkins' bill to regulate building and loan associations, which passed second reading. The auditor of the state is made ex ollicio examiner of building and loan associations by tin* bill. Due provision is made for the regular examination of tin* books and affairs or each associa tion. Every association is required to make an annual report to the auditor of the State of the financial condition of the association. If the auditor shall find that tin* business of the association is on a paying basis and is being conduct ed in a safe and conservative manner be shall Issue to such association a cer tificate authorizing it to continue busi ness for the next year from the date of such certificate. The Hill also ex empts tin* associations from taxation on the ground Hint they are benevolent institutions. llovernor Atkin* Sworn In. Charleston. W. Va., March 4.—At' noon to-day lion. John W. Atkins, Re publican. took the oath of otllce on ihe front steps of the state capitol as gov-' ernor of West Virginia, and tin* Dem ocratic governor retired. The oath was administered by Judge McWhorter, the only Republican on the Supreme court, and elected at the same time. The inaugural address was lengthy and outlined the policy which will ’be a progressive one. This is the first time for t weniy li vi* years that the Repub licans have controlled the state. POSITION OF GREECE. WILL NOT SURRENDER CRETE Takes the Position That Anarchy WOIIIII Follow Withdrawal of Greek Troops- A Compromise Looked for. Athens, March 7.—7:15 p. in.— I The answer of Greece to the identical notes of the powers was discussed at a meet ing of the cabinet and approved bj King George to-day. It Is understood that the reply is a refusal to with draw the Greek tleet and troops from Crete on the ground that tin* recall would be a signal for pillage, incen diarism and murder. The complete text of the note will not be known until it is presented to the ambassadors of tin powers to-morrow. In diplomatic circles it is said that the Greek answer may lead to negotia tions based upon a proposal for co-op eration which has been presented by France. Bp. m.—lt is stated that in view ot the contemplated negative reply of Greece to tlie powers. King George has sent orders to Colonel Vassos, com manding the Greek forces in Crete, t« hold all the places now occupied by him. The king is still here, and tin date of the departure of the crown prince for the frontier has not been tixed. Every effort is being made t« concentrate the Greek troops on the Turkish frontier before the threatened blockade of the Greek coast can be ef fected. In official circles the hope is not now entertained that the powers will ac cept the French proposition. March B.—l a. m. -Though tin* ex act character of the Greek reply to tin powers is not yet made known, ft b understood that in addition to 1 1n ground of refusal to comply because oi the fear of pillage, incendiarism and murder in Crete, the note points out that the Cretans, who alone should lu regarded as entitled to determine theli fate, have declared their unalterabli resolution to be annexed to Greece as the only solution that will linally paci fy the island. King George and other members of the royal family attended a requiem mass in the cathedral to-day for tin officers and soldiers who have fallen in Crete. The Pliuglienesia. publishes a tele gram stating that a band of 120 Mace donians and Epirotes came into collis ion yesterday at Krania. six hours march from Grevena, with a strong Turkish detachment. The Macedon ians attacked tin* Turkish position to ward evening and it is reported they captured it after an all night light. THE ADMIRALS’ SUGGESTION. They Have Plan* Tor the Coercion ot Greece. Canon. March B.—l a. m.—The admir als have forwarded to their respective governments their suggestions for tin coercion of Greece. The coinmamlei of a Russian cruiser which has Just arrived from Selina reports that for eign vessels tired gnus there to intimi date the insurgents. Tin* military gov ernor of Canon has informed tin* drag oman of tlie Greek consulate that or ders have been received to tire on tlt*• Greek cavnss if he leaves the consul ate. Tile Greeks in the town are men aced by the Mussulmans and the com mander of the foreign marines decline to guarantee the safety of the news paper correspondents who venture out side of Canea. The insurgents failed in their endeav ors to force an entrance into Malaxn by the use of dynamite at Teckla last evening, but they made a breach in the walls at Keratiili, killing four and wounding several. The garrison is ur gently appealing for reinforcement. Skirmishing has been going on since noon on the plains outside*Canea. London, March B.—There is no doubt, saj’s the Athens correspondent of t.n Times, that if Prince George of Greece were placed at the head of an autono mous Cretan government, with the title of prince, the whole Greek nation and the Cretans would willingly accept the proposals of the powers and the Greek troops would be withdrawn. “Such a scheme, therefore,” says the correspondent, “ought not to he re jected withtout the gravest reasons. The Cretans are suspicious of the promises of Europe and firmly believe that there is no other course open than union with Greece of Turkish rule: but, doubtless if a chance wore offered them, their preference would be for au tonomy under a Greek prince." The agitation of the lovers of liberty in favor of Greece is spreading every where in Great Britain, according to reports received from many places this morning. THE CABINET CONFIRMED. No Formal Opposition Though Objection* Are Suggested to Gage it ml lllioi. Washington. D. (’.. March o.—The President’s Cabinet appointments wore all continued by the Semite to-day. and practically without opposition. There was for a time a threat of opposition to Mr. Gage as secretary of the treasury because of his financial views, and be cause he is a banker. The list of Cabinet officers is as fol lows: Secretary of state. John Sher man. of Ohio; secretary of the treas ury, Lyman .1. Gage, of Illinois; secre tary of war. Russell A. Alger, of Mich igan; secretary of the navy. John D. Long, of Massachusetts; secretary of the interior, Cornelius N. Bliss, of New York; attorney general. Joseph McK n na. of California; secretary of agricul ture, James Wilson, of Iowa; post mas ter general. James A. Gary, of Mary land. The appointment of Mr. Bliss as sec retary of the interior occupied atten tion from Senators Teller and Stewart, i who stated that while they had no'in 'tention to make any effort to balk tin President in his selection of his Cabinet ministers, they still felt constrained tu point out the Inadvisability of select ing a man who was not a lawyer for a position which requires the exercise of so much legal ability. Senator Hoar of Massachusetts paid a high tribute to Mr. Bliss. He pointed out that many of tlie questions decid ed by the secretary of the interior were prepared by law clerks. Mr. Sherman’s nomination was con mittee. firmed without a reference to a com- Mr. Wolcott, of Colorado, who had but just returned from ids mission in the Interest of bimetallism, was in ids seat early in the session. The galler ies were crowded throughout most of the day and many people stood on the outside from early morning anxious to secure admission, though disappointed in that respect to the end. The diplo matic gallery was the only exception. None of the seats in tlds gallery were occupied. After Mr. Hanna had boon sworn in several senators presented their con gratulations. There was a spontaneous burst of ap plause lu the galleries as the two dis tinguished sons of Ohio, both entering simultaneously upon new fields of la Im. r. walked arm lu arm down the ecu ter aisle, MINING NOTES. There Is said to l>e room for more miners in Clear Creek county. Arrangements are now pending for the erection of a 200-ton Matte smelter at Canon City by a company repre sented by ex-Govemor Foster of Ohio and other parties. The plant Is Intend ed to reduce the (Tipple Creek ores from twenty to twenty-five tons to one, and sell the matte to the refineries. Negotiations for the land necessary for the site are now in progress, the plans for the smelter are all prepared, and it is probable that work on the smelter will commence as soon as the financial arrangements are completed. A new discovery of ore made on Left Hand creek. Boulder county, has creat ed a good deal of surprise among old miners familiar with the ores of that district. All of the mines in that vicin ity have been considered ns exclusively gold-bearing, and the ores are general ly telluride in character. In the claim from which this ore was taken, how ever, at a deptli of sixty-two feet, a vein of clear white quarts was uncov ered which carries gray copper and ga lena. running 173 ounces in silver and sll in gold. The solid formation has not been reached yet. and it is thought the property will gain in value with depth. Foreign Capital. It is fortunate that American mines are not in favor In London among those who take hold of properties for the sake of promotion fees and do not care what the result of the working of the mines shall be. As a consequence, those gentlemen who are given alto gether too much over-capitalizing go to other fields for bait for their prey, and there is very little heard nowadays of scandals on the London market in con nection with miues located in the United States. The reason for tills is probably tho fact that information in regard to'near ly all the districts in this country Is easily obtainable, and that it is diffi cult to float a mine upon a prospectus that does not state facts. It may be said that there is a disadvantage to us in tills, in that it prevents the coming here of a great ileal of capital; but. in answer to that, it can be said that it Is much bettor for us that no capital shall be brought here or sent here at all unless it conies for the exploiting of le gitimate enterprises. During the past year or two a great deal of money lias gone into western Australia from London, and a large part of it into enterprises that, will never return interest on the investment —much less the principal. It has been easy for the harpies on the London market, known as promoters, to carry out these schemes, because western Australia is so new. ami there is so lit tle business connection between it and London that it is -easy to present prop ositions without fear that the investors or others can obtain reliable Informa tion and expose them if they are not genuine. In tlie colony of Victoria, where le gitimate mining lias been conducted for many years, the promoters find few properties to place on the London mar ket; yet Victoria is not in want of cap ital, and can obtain all that is neces sary without blowing of trumpets for legitimate enterprises. So it is with the United States. Dur ing the past year at least $50,000,000 has been Invested quietly by English capitalists in this country, and the chances arc tlint during the coming year much more will come in. In stead of sending out foreign engineers, they have employed Americans, well acquainted with the districts in which the proposed investments were to be made, and with the local conditions.— Mining and Scientific Press. Albany Placers Sold. A controlling interest In the Albany placers, located on Douglas creek, for tyJflve miles from Laramie, lias been sold to an Eastern syndicate represent ing New York capital. The exact fig ures of the purchase price are not giv en out, but are supposed to be $20,000. This is the flrsi cash deal made in this section for placer property this year. Several other deals of a similar kind are now under way and will probably be consummated within ten days. Among these Is the property of the Douglas Consolidated Placer company as to the syndicate making the present purchase aims to control entirely the vast district adjacent to Douglas creek and embracing thousands of acres of valuable gold properties. The ground of the Albany company consists of 1.500 acres, 1.200 of which is pay grav el from five to ten feet in depth, run ning from fifteen to seventy-five cents per yard, with abundance of water with which to work it. The Big Horn Placers. Wagon load after wagon load of steel piping is being sent from Laramie dai ly to the placer properties of the Big Horn Mining company at Independ ence mountain. About ten of the four teen miles of ditching have already been completed, and as soon as the weather permits 150 men will be put to work to complete the contract. The company, which is controlled by Den ver and Leadville parties, owns over 1,000 acres of ground, which, it is esti mated. can be worked for ten cents per yard by means of the fine plant now being put in. This will cost fully SIOO.. 000 when completed. It is estimated, however, that it will not handle more than one-third of tin* water which the big ditch will carry. Active operations will commence July 1. and should the cost of working the ground prove anv whero near tin* estimate given, it can not fail to turn out one of the best pay ing propositions in the country. De Lamar's Mines. Captain Do Lamar has surrendered tho option held on the tlie Mcrcur mine in Utah and forfeited the $25,000 depos ited for the same. He claims the own ers refused to make certain conces sions asked for. Captain Dc Lamar lias also decided to close down tho great Do I>amar mines of Nevada and suspend opera tions of the mills on March 1. 'Phis ac tion. he says, was taken on account of strong indications that a strike was breeding among the tMMt employes at tlie mine. The mine will be closed fpr an hidefl nite period. At the farmers’ Institute lit Itucky Kuril the other day Professor Cooke Mitbl Hint n good dairy row will tiring nil Income of frto ii year for milk sold to ii creamery. AI fulfil and corn constitute the best ml lon and dairy cows should convert thin food Into milk and not into beef. In tin- print, Colo rndo farmers have selected the lienl cows from range stock, lint there In no etcua* foi longer continuing this policy (let Imlict cows. From them It Is easy to gel fm for the milk and have Hi If I bMihiiiml milk besides. The mill If of „ flint . 1,,.- dairy cow Is not worth raining As mn<h ns 4. 0 fto pounds of skim milk 'inghf to i , obtained In a yeiu, which Is worth, for feed Ing purposes. 20 cents pci hundred weight Pasturage may In* csHmnfcd m %•> » »».... much pasturing lining done on Innd p/neM rally worthless for nibm purposes Ah'.oi 1.500 pounds of grid ii «vl|l he rrapdred *■*'(, year to each cow. woilh The «irlm foil?: should almost pay for Hie p<i*rumc>i. „,,,i grain, leaving »MO h»i As es i, cow will cal I- lo three for.- „ || e 111 lie -cell I I'll 111 L t ||I,M, |. .hfrilfte j for tho liny. TO CURE A COLD IN ONE DAY. Take Laxative Urotno Quinine Tablets. All Druggists refund the money If It falls to cure. *2sc “Josephine Ims tin Interesting measure to put before the mothers’ congress.” “Wliut is It?" "She wants a law compelling every woman who has a sun to remember that he will probubly be some other woman's hus band.” “STAR TOBACCO.” As Jou chew tobacco for pleasure uso Star. It Is not only the best but the most lasting, aud, therefore, the cheapest. "A book has been written on ‘The Women of the Far West.’ Where Is tho far west?” “Well, anywhere outside of New York.” Junt try a 10c box of Cascarets. candy ca thartic, the finest liver and bowel regulator made. The new Canadian census shows the sur prising fact that seventeen lu every thou sand of the Catiadlau population were born In the United States. This Is seven more I t the thousand than the number reported from all European countries outside of Great Hrltaln. 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Goods sent for examination. VI AVI Tones nnd strengthens rnlnxo l weaken" I fifty I uterine or.»nn*. Rooingg IC3U Iratishoi*’. PT ATC DDL Pnmpllng Work*. Office Albany 0 I A I t Unt Hotel Block, Denver. Pocket ref i ron i e boo*, vnlunblo to ore shipper*, uuiilod flee SEALS, RUBBER STAMPSKKSKt Work* A- M fr. ' o IMS Ltorm,-,, m- • .t. itr M a E. E. BURLINGAME’S ASSAY OFFICE LABORATORY Established In Colorado. 18fi6. Sample* by mail or •xpress will receivo prompt nnd careful attention GOLD AND SILVER BULLION Rtlnsd, Mslted and Assayed or Purchased. Address. 1736 and 1738 Lawrence St.. DENVER. COLOI Denver Public Sampling Works, m k. smith, Pee*.DINT. ORES SOLD ON THE „ PUBLIC MARKET. Denver, COIO. THI COMPANY PAY! THE FRCICH i Clni Minir Ooriiiiixii-aenan new »(««d homo whim. Will ’ . VV* t.M'lt Mil feel each eld ft. 1* just us sufc and *n ntiubio If can lie anywliere^p UjU'W* "" 111 o.lrul-dTfnmbir WHIM 00.. IAMOtirILMI,. iNtnver. Colo. - // H If. lil'llVl-.U. NO. 11. 1897. 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