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Hon. Edward T. Taylor, popular democrat recently re-elected
Congressman-at-Large, and one of the foremost members of the United States congress. Robert C.'Lewis Successor to O. W. Carlson. Lumber, Coal, Cement, Posts, Sash, Doors, Roofing and Building Papers. If you want the best of any of the above, or of any thing else in building materials and want to get better prices, it will pay you to see me, because my stock is new and bought only of the best grades. While I am selling on a basis of live and let live. Seeing is believing, so come in and see me and become convinced. Will be glad to meet any mail order competition on the same grades of material and under the same conditions. Arapahoe, I’lione No. 140-5. Colorado. I * '* ■ ■ ■ Bf BH b nraa Governor John F. Shafroth, whose election to the long term in the United States Senate, together with his colleague, Hon. Charles S. Thomas, will insure the people of representation. WHO MADE FOOTPRINTS QUESTION THAT HAS SCIENTISTS IN A QUANDARY. Undoubtedly There, In a Bolld Rock at Croton, N. Y., But How They Came There la Something That Puxzlea the Wisest. Mysterious footprints In the solid rock on the east and west hanks of the Hudson at Croton, N. Y., have puzxled the scientists, who believe them to have been made by a primeval man before the Stone Age. On the east shore, along the old Albany post road and at the bottom of a steep hill belonging to the A. P. Gardiner es tate, lies a huge bowlder shadowed by tall trees. Its smooth surface bears the Imprint of a pair of human feet placed side by side, as if a barefooted man had walked down the hill and stood on the spat while the stone was stilt soft and yielding from nature's crucible. Every toe Is clearly defined, and Judging from the mold he left in the granite the foot of this ancient man was both large and shapely. Be hind the footprints, all the way to the top of the rock, are a series of pecu liar indentations such as the links of a heavy chain would make on soft earth. Exactly opposite, on High Tar moun tain, on the other side of the Hudson, the footprints again appear on the rock, but with the heels turned toward the river, as If the man was traveling away from it due west. By actual measurement the footprints on both sides of the river correspond in ev ery particular and were undoubtedly made by the same pair of feet. Many weird and wonderful legends have been read from the footprints in the rock. One of these attributes them to the devil, who was chained up In Connecticut for a number of years, but finally escaped and fled into New York. Dragging his chain after him, he paused on the boulder at the foot of Hessian Hill to rest before he contin ued his flight to the vast Adirondack wilderness. The indentations In the Hessian Hill rock are pointed out as the marks of his chain, and the foot prints on High Tar ns further corro borative evidence of the truth of this tale. Another story relates tbat a cave man was approached from the rear by a terrible many-legged serpent as he stood upon the boulder, and that he was so frightened he leaped clear across the Hudson and landed on the other side. The indentations are sup posed to have been made by the ser pent's legs, which were In a row, one behind the other, Indian file. A famous professor on first viewing the footprints advanced the theory that they were made by the "missing link" before he shed his caudal ap pendage, which trailed in tbe prehis toric clay beblnd him while he scanned the surrounding landscape for some thing good for breakfast. This ac counted for tbe Indentations and scored one for the Darwinian theory. Tbe devil legend seems to have hit the public fancy, though, for the big boul der at Hessian Hill Is known as the Devil's Rock, and Croton people point to tbe strange fact that nothing will grow in the unholy footprints, while tbe surface of the rock elsewhere is covered with gray-green lichens and thick moss. Tbe Mohegans, who built their signal fires on the top of Hessian Hill before the first Dutch trader set tled there to give rum and firearms for furs, regarded the giant boulder with deep veneration, and believed the footprints to have been made by the Great Spirit when he created the world. Let Them Down Lightly. They were strolling players—at least, that's what they called them selves. Their talent was as small as their efforts were great. To add to thlß, they arrived at the little coun try town minus their coßtumes and rather hazy as to their lines. How ever, the performance took place, al beit It was a "frost" of the worst de scription. They expected a fearful roasting from the reporter of the pa per, and there was a rush the next morning for tbe local sheet. But, with true hospitality to Btrangcrs, the fol lowing paragraph appeared: “The company appeared last night at the Town Hall In ‘East Lynne.’ The ventilation of the theater was perfect, and the orchestra rendered a number of pleasing selections.” The Hohenzollerns. The house of Hohenzollern, of which Is the present emperor of Ger many, had its origin in Ttassilo, who built the castle of Hohenzollern about the year 800. In 1417 Frederick of Nuremberg, his defendant was mado Elector of Brandenburg. The Princo of Hohenzollern abdicated in favdr of the King of Prussia In 1849. Charles, son of Charles Anthony, was elected Prince of Roumania In 1866. His brother, Leopold, was nominated for the throne of Spain In 1870, but withdrew on account of the excite ment of the time, brought on by the Franco-Pruasisn difficulty. Louis Vogt, newly elected democratic representativ£~from the counties of Cheyenne, Lincoln, Phillips, Kit Carson and Yuma. Mr. Vogt is a lawyer and resides at Burlington. HE RAN AFOUL OF THE LAW New Yorker Who Purouod a Burglar Had to Bpend Night In a Coll. This la a funny little town of ours, the Cincinnati Tlmes-Star’s New York correspondent writes. Things happen here that couldn't possibly happen anywhere else. The other night, for example, a man whose name may be set down as Jim Smith was awakened by a tinkling nolso In the front room. Mr. Smith rose, pulled on the conven tional pants, took his six-shooter and went stalking a burglar. He found that Individual packing up the silver. "Throw up your hands!” said Mr. Smith. A frightened gasp was the reply. The burglar shut off his pocket elec tric lamp and leaped on the fire es cape. So did Mr. Smith. The pair reached the street safely and tore down that thoroughfare. On the way the burglar presumably throw away hts electric lamp and whatever other tools of his trade he possessed. When the running pair came In sight of one of Mr. Waldo's policemen on peg post It was the burglar who clasped the astonished officer about the knees. “Help!” said the burglar. Im pressively, "a nutty guy's chasin’ me." There was no help for It. The of ficer took the burglar and Mr. Smith to the station house. There the burglar was searched, but nothing In criminating was found. Early the next morning a lawyer appeared for the burglar, and when he was ar raigned in court he was discharged because Smith’s Identification was necessarily imperfect. Smith was sure of his man—but tho lawyer rather Bhook his certainty. In the meantime no lawyer appeared for Smith. He spent the night In the cell. Oh, sure, he was placed under arrest for carrying a revolver with out a license. The magistrate bound him over on SI,OOO to appear before the grand Jury. BLIND SPOT IN EVERY EYE It la Located Just at the Point Where the Optic Nerve Cen ters. In every eye there la a little spot that is totally blind. Young eyes, old eyes, sharp eyes, dull eyes, blue, brown or black eyes—all of them, even the most perfect, have. In each retina, a little round spot which Is wholly blind both to brightness and color. This spot Is located just at the point where the optic nerve centers, and Is approximately one-twelfth ol an Inch wide. Several Interesting ex periments can be made to prove the presence of this blind spot. For ex ample, cover the right eve with the TT *• ♦ ♦> ♦ 4 f f W. F. WILLIAMS ! ♦ ! + General Bleioksmitli. li Y] cl Wagon Work, . > ► <» HORSESHOEING A SPECIALTY " * * + * -* ♦ ♦ ♦ -♦ f ♦ * * +• * hand or a bandage and gaze witn me left steadily at a point on the wall or screen about seven feet distant. Let another person be seated against the wall on your left-hand side, in such a position that his forehead is on a level with the point at which you are gazing, and his nearer cheek about twenty inches distant from It. Do not turn your eyeball, but gaze steadily as at first, and his face will entirely disappear, and the wall will seem to be perfectly blank. If you spread a sheet of paper on the wall and note the points at which a pencil moved back and forth by another person ap pears and disappears, you will be able to make an accurate map of the blind spot as projected on the wall. An other experiment is performed by painting nine large letters in three vertical columns of three letters each, upon a sheet of paper at such a dis tance and in such a position before tho eye that the central letter of the square falls within the blind spot, while the surrounding eight letters are still visible.—Christian Herald. RUSKIN A GREAT TEACHER Knew How to Load the Child, Youth and Mature Man and Woman. What a teacher Rub kin was! He gave himself to those who came, en tering keenly into'the young delight In the perception of new truths and beauty, knowing how to take the learner step by step as he saw the way ahead. He charmed all with his Inimitable style even when he spoke to the humblest In the guild of St. George. To the sensitive. Impressionable nature of childhood he came with a flood of artlBtic criticism that made us yearn to draw and paint, to depict the delicate tracery of tree stemB or catch the varied tints of mountain, lake, or cloud; while his scorn for careless unconsclentious artwork drove us to strive for the best. To the growing youth he brought such a keen perception of moral beau ty as made us desire to realize some noble Ideal In life, to enter seriously some pursuit with a pure love of do ing beautiful work; while his con tempt for machine-made articles of poor finish taught us to value those noble craftsmen of all ages who took Infinite pains with all that was worth doing. To our ripening -manhood and wom anhood he opened the ideals of unsel fish Hfe, where all might let their hearts delight In "the labor of their hands and none should toil with suf fering for a miserable pittance; while his prophetic denunciations of the hideous conditions prevailing in our large manufacturing districts made us earnestly seek to probe these sores and find their cure.—-Theosopb leal Path.