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ftp--- 0 COLORADO IT 18 n*t-* there were •r exits frorn that Troy factory, but per haps they were too far from the ground. Andrew Carnegie was blackballed by the chamber of commerce of Cleveland, which city, in addition, is about to en fJ 3-cent ear fares. We must give Detroit the credit of practicing whatever it preaches, at any rate, and that is more that can be ■aid of most other cities. When the Roentgen ray gets to work in detecting bad eggs, farmers will per haps not leave the product in the nestu ao long before bringing it to market. There is really no occasion to marvel at that storm of grey snow on Shrove Tuesday. Why shouldn't we have a shower of ashes for Ash Wednesday? The Board of Education of Traverse maams to dancd. * NWUfaity, worthy young women are making a “kick.” A gold star was stolen at a meeting of the Chicago city council the other night and suspicion naturally points to so many men that the chances of recovery are small. Some of the medical journals are strenuously contending that what we now call malaria should be called malague because it is produced by bad water and not by atmospheric condi tions. We presume that quinine will continue the favored specific whatever the doctors may decide about the name. "Thrift,” said the youth with the downy lip, who thought himself an anhorlaf »»omtlle." Even so." said the corn-fed philoso pher. "Turn loose two or three right thrifty persons in n community, and pretty soon the others have to be thrif ty to keep from starving.”—lndianapo lis Journal. The great Siberian rail way. is mak- , Ing good progress. Last year 863 mile*- of track were laid,bringing the terminus to Krasnoyarsk, a distance of 3.074 miles east from St. Petersburg, an-i j thus completing a continuous mat! route from the capital to the bank of the Yenisei river. Of the 4,572 miles from Chelyabinsk, the starting point 1 near the Europe-Asia border, to Vladi vostok on the Pacific, 1,658 miles of track have been laid, besides the branch of 150 miles from Chelyabinsk to Eka terinburg. which is also completed. The following dispatch comes from Pender. Neb.: "Three Indians on the Winnebago reservation secured a Jug of whisky and. after imbibing, stripped for an old-fashion war dance. When they had exhausted themselves they sunk into a drunken stupor and were found dead this morning.” This Is proof positive that the war dance Is not suited to the modern Indian. It might have done very well for his an cestors and the romantic braves that frisk about the pages of Cooper’s novels, but the up-to-date red man is not built on the same plan and should attempt nothing more complicated than a polka or a two-step. The aggregate of the public debt of the United States on Jan. 31 was, ac cording to the treasury statement, $1,687,180,788. This total includes cer tificates and treasury notes offset by an equal amount of cash in the treasury, amounting to $562,542,773. The aggre gate of interest-bearing and non-inter est-bearing debt amounted to $1,124.- 638,015, which represents n net decrease for the month amounting to $687,446.- 50. The certificates and treasury notes Bhow a decrease of $5,480,900. and by classing these as debt a net decrease Is ohown. The gold holdings of the treasury amounted on Jan. 31 to $99,- 693,356.57 and the silver holdings to $505,421,818.68. The gold reserve had fallen on that date to $49,845,507 and the net cash balance amounted to $121.- 746,271.27, leaving an aggregate cash balance in the treasury at the end of the month amounting to $171,591,778.27. This represents a decrease of $6,435,- 423.65 for the month. The government receipts for the month of January amounted to $29,237,670.21, which rep resents an increase not far from $3,000,- 000 as compared with the preceding month, and over $1,400,000 as com pared with the corresponding month of last year. The Internal revenue re ceipts. which exceeded those from cus toms in December last, fell below them In January by more than $5,300,000, but tho disproportion between them is ' less than it was in January of last year. ' The expenditures for the month amounted to $32,529,340.65, which rep resents an Increase of over $6,700,000 as compared with December last, but a decrease of nearly $2,000,000 as com pared with January. 1895. Engineer Johnson, formerly In the employ of tho Iron Mountain Railway company, has been given a verdict for $1,535 damages for breach of contract and blacklisting. The suit was brought by the discharged engineer. It was based upon an agreement between the nil road company and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. A Minneapolis gentleman has been commissioned to complete a history of tho World’s Fair. Why not make it a history of the pyramids? If you’re go ing in for ancient history, go in deep. CLEVELAND ON MISSIONS. Thiak* Bdlflaai Work la the Womt b N redr 4. New York. March fi.-The address of President Cleveland before the Pres byterian Home Missionary society in this city a few days ago, which has caused adverse comment In the W est was as follows: “I desire to express my appreciation of the privilege of participating in this conference and of the opportunity thus afforded me of testifying to the value and usefulness of the work undertak en by the board of home missions of the Presbyterian church. My Interest in this object and my familiarity with home missionary effort are not newly acquired. They early came to me In the surroundings of a Christian Pres byterian home, and were stimulated by a father's faithful labors in the t cause. My early impressions are not. 1 however, the only basis of tbe testi -1 mony I give to-night in favor of home j missions. As your fellow citizen, in terested, I hope, in all things ‘hat deep- I en the religious sentiment of our peo -1 pie and enlarge Christian Influence, I fully realize the transcendent lmport \ ance of this agency in its operation ; those who have been led Into tbe way 1 of righteousness through the lnstru | mentality of otir home missions are [ rich trophies of successful endeavor. “But it Is not only as your fellow citi zen, but as tlie chief executive officer of your government that I desire to speak, for I am entirely certain that I serve well our entire people, whose ser vant I «m, when I here testify to tho benefit our country has received! I ii*"» vicious uuu unm* nal element. Gambling houses and dram shojis are frequently umoug the first establishments in a new com- I 1,1 unity. It must also be confessed that j removal from old homes and associa tions to a new and more primitive j home has a tendency among honest j respectable settlers to smother scruples and breed evil indifference to Christianizing and elevating agencies. These conditions, if un checked und uncorrected, fix upon tbe new community by their growth and expansion a character and disposition. while duugwrouM to iwntcu mwi ar <J«r iu the early eta get* of sett lenient, de velop into badly regulated municipali ties. corrupt and unsafe territories and undesirable states. These are serious considerations in u country where the people, good or bad. are Its rulers, be cause the conditions to which I have referred would certainly menace, with in a circle constantly enlarging, the safety and welfare of the entire body I>olitie, if we could not hope that churches and religious teaching would from the first be ou the ground to oppose the evil influences that are apt to pervade the beginning of organized communities. “These churches and this religious teaching were never more needed than I now on our distant frontiers, where the process of forming new states is ; going on so rapidly, and where new comers who are to lie the citizens of new slates are so rapidly gathering to gether. “For these instrumentalities at the outposts of our population, so vitally important in view of Christian men as well as patriotic citizens, we must de pend to a very great extent on home missionary exertion. How can we ex cuse ourselves if we permit this exer tion to languish for the lack of proper support? If we turu from the objects of home missionary labor to the situa tion of those actually toiling in distant fields for God and humanity and a purer, better citizenship, our sympa thy with their work must 1* further quickened and our sense of duty to them and their cause actively stimu lated. They are the men and women w’ho have left home and the associa tion of friends under the direction of organized mission boards to teach Christianity In sparsely-settled sec tions and to organize churches where none exist, enduring discomfort, hard ships, poverty and danger for the sake of a cause to which in a very comfort able and inexpensive way we profess to be attached. These are our sol diers at the front, fighting our battles, ' and we who stay at home cannot es- I cape the duty of providing for them and reenforcing them in every way If we are to continue them in our service. “Our hearts have recently been pro foundly stirred by the dangers that threaten the devoted men and women who have gone from among us to preach and teach Christianity iu a for eign land. Our sympathy with them and those with whom they labor and suffer is made more painful because tho arm of complete relief has not thus far been able to reach them. Our missionary impulse should be large enough and strong enough for both. “While we will not turn away from them nor allow* discouragement to de stroy activity in their behalf, let us not forget the missionaries in our own land who ueed our aid. to w’hom we owe a duty and which can Ik* reached. “It seems to me that If the Christian people of our Und estimate at Its real value the work which the boart of borne missions has in charts and if they can be made to realise Its ex treme Importance the means to carry on and extend this work will be equally forthcoming, and I hops that such an unusual Interest may be aroused in behalf of the cause by tbe movement of which this meeting is a part aa will suggest to many hereto fore indifferent that among tbs n** l comforting of their poos felons will l*' a share In tbe triumphs and achleo meats of home missions.” ITALIANS HAVE HAD ENOUGH. The ml tbs People Whl Mo ««* rightist to Abyselmtn. Rome, March <l.—The rioting caus'd by the anger of the people at the coi duct of the Abyssinian campaign *is continued last night in nearly stay large city In Italy, although a rau storm cleared the streets of the cs>l tal. At Milan a large mob march'd through the principal streeU, aroaslii>» windows right and left, yelling exe crations on Crispl aud hia mialste*. and calling for the trial and proui/t execution of General Baratiert. The ■ mn.iu their way to the rairviy station with the intention of prevent- Ing the departure from Milan of any army reserve of that city and neigli borbood, belonging to the class of 1872. But, anticipating trouble, the auttmri ties kept the men in the barrack* aud sent a regiment of infanry to guard the railroad station. The excitement in this oty broke out afresh this afternoon, when it became y known that the workman and other societies had been quieiy organizing a g rent demonstration for to-night l nloss the authorities lucceed in pre venting them they will proceed to the <*npitol this evening am appeal for a prompt recall of the Italan troop from Africa. Among the military nen there is a strong sentiment In fa’or of pushing the campaign iu Africa to the utmost, even if it is necessary to call out all the army reserves and send 80,000 ad ditional troops to Abyrainla. But the sober-minded rep resei tat Ives of the business community alvocate a policy of peace, even if it a necessary for Italy’s pride to suffer n order to ob talu tho«p cin]s The niiiHNpH, ns a rule are oppoeed to auy further natriflee if the Uvea of Italinn soldier*, aud tley are lu ayiu ptithy with thoae who favor a complete change lu the colonial policy of Italy. In the meanwhile the financial slum lion is alarming all -hose who eon template It, and thta. It Is hoped, may have the effect of bringing about the adolttlou of a policy of conciliation and economy. A LETTER FROM (???) Hm KcciiTMl Only Itladaees g*rem the Turkish UoTtrnntßt New* York, March O.—A letter just re ceived by a member of the American National Red Cross association from Miss Clara Barton, dated Para, Constan tinople, February 10, tells of the Jour ney of the Red Cross party which sailed from here January 22, and also contains tlie following: "The cablegram sent by Minister Terrell yesterday to Secretary Gluey and which I trust was made pub lic, was the outcome of a call in the morning upon the sublime porte, in the imrson of Its minister of foreign affairs, which was in every way agreeable, cor dial and satisfactory. Not only was the fullest permission given for our entrance into Armenia, but an active and gener ous effort was displayed toward making our endeavors, our Journeys, etc.; safe, pleasant and as easy as possible and al so as productive of beneficial results as could be wished. Mr. Terrell was very much gratified aud seems very happy over our success, to which the state department and he contributed so largely. “As soon as an outfit can be made and passage secured, our men will start for the desolated regiona It will be colder and terribly hard for them, but that is what they came for, I have met several of the leading missionaries and other American gentlemen here. It Is hoped that the massacres are over, but It Is, of course, uncertain. The general feel ing is that Russia has said ’Enough.' "The distress and suffering through want and sickness are described as be ing both numerous aud terrible. Our stops on the Journey at London, Pari?. Geneva aud Baden were short, but very pleasant, and so full of good feeling, cor diality and usefulness.’’ Miss Barton refers iu the beginning of tlie foregoing to the message cabled by Minister Terrell on the 18th Inst., raying the Red Cross had been admitted and guaranteed protection and that the gates of charity are now open. Since then these dispatches have announced that the Red Cross party had left for Zeitoun. where need of relief is most urgent, by reason of its capture by the Turkish army. Miss Barton took with her many let ters of great influence, addressed to the Turkish authorities. Closing the Universities. Barcelona, March o.—The universities here, at Valencia and Grenada are closed to prevent the students from mak ing demonstrations against the United States. The excitement, however, has considerably abated aud there is a belief prevailing that Great Britain and France will support Spaiu against the United States. Reports received of local elections in all parts of New York state indicate few (Killtical changes of a striking charac ter, COLORADO CONDENSED. The Rev. Kerr B. Tupper. D. D., will , leave Denver March 10, for Philadelphia, j Paderewski, the great pianist, played to enthusiastic Denver audience* last week. The Gulf and‘Midland roads are re ported to have entered Into a traffic agreement. Cardinal Satolli, after spending three busy days In Denver, left Friday night for Kansas City. Pueblo business men are enthusiastic over the proposition to build an electric line to Cripple Creek. j Burglars raided Simon Frank’s Jew elry stare at Alamosa and carried off ; about S3OO worth of goods. j There was a smaller precipitation of , moisture at Denver during last Febru ary than has been the case for fourteen years. There has been so much claim-jump ing at West Creek, that the state land board has refused to grant any leases until it can Investigate fully. Governor Mclntlre has been requested to visit the camp. The report of the secretary of state for the month of February shows tho total receipts for the month to have been $41,242.05. Of this sum $39,590 came In payment for Incorporation papers, most ly those of mining companies. The farmers of Creswell and Ever green have combined and subscribed S2OO to fight the toll road combine who exact toll, it is alleged, unlawfully on the road from the Jefferson county line to Idaho Springs. Idaho Springs is on the direct route from Denver to Middle Park, Steamboat Springs and other fam ous over tbe range resorts and the fight will likely be a lively one. Constable Ireland of Brighton visited the ranch where Davis, known as "Nig ger” Davis lived, and found all the ap pliances of cattle butchering, blocks and tackle, knives, cleavers and the bloody clothes worn by members of a gang of supposed cattle rustlers when killing cat tle. The wells were partially filled with the hides of butchered cattle, and a force of men will recover these. The Board of Capitol Managers has adopted plans and specifications for the bronze work In finishing the basement, first floor stairway, balustrades around the second and third floor corridors, and galleries and dome of the Capitol bnlld ing. About a year ago the contract for tills job was let to the Lane Bridge and Iron Works Company of Chicago, but that firm failed before doing any work. Acting in conjunction with Land Reg ister Meldrum, by request of the land board, State Engineer Sumner has drawn up a set of rules to be observed by irrigation companies and settlers desir ous of securing public lands in Colorado under the provisions of the Carey act. As all federal government land in the state classed as arid that can be made amenable to irrigation has been set apart for the use of settlers ready to reclaim it, the board believes system In making applications and complying with requis ites to be an Imperative necessity. State Engineer Sumner, accompanied by County Commissioners A. G. Boone, A - D proposed state road route rrom Fmgosa Springs to Juanita. They took the San Juan river route from Taylor canon down, and report that the route would make a magnificent road bed. The dis tance by this route from Pagosa Springs to the railroad will be but twenty miles, as against thirty miles by the present route. County Surveyor B. A. Howe will begin the survey as soon as possi ble. A company has been Incorporated to build a toll road across from Monument to West Creek. Tills, with the road now being constructed from Palmer Lake, will greatly facilitate travel and will shorten the distance to the rallrod points. The people of the district appreciate these efforts, of course, but wlint they would rather see would be a railroad headed that way. The long, tedious stage ride and the fear of running Into a snowstorm at this season of the year Is Just now keeping all out except the bravest and most hardy. Those who do venture out. however, are surprised to find better weather and less snow there than in the valley cities and at other points. The coast and geodetic survey have completed practically all of the field work In connection with the transcon tinental triangulation and incidentally have determined file approximate eleva tions of several mountain peaks In Colo rado. These elevations depend solely upon the zenith distance observations carried through 1,000 miles of triangnla tlon from the Pacific coast (ocean tide level) to Pike’s Peak and Colorado Springs. As the computations are only partly adjusted the elevations can be re garded only as close approximations to the real heights. The following are among the elevations given, some of them differing considerably from the figures given In the atlasses of the coun try: Uncompahgre peak is found to be over 120 feet higher than heretofore sup posed: Uncompahgre, 14,354 feet; Treas ury Peak, 13,407: Mount Elbert, 14,481; Ouray Peak, 14,018; Pike’s Peak, 14,157: Mount Massive, 12,350: Big Springs. 0,206; Divide, 0,457; Grand Junction railroad station. 4.503; Grand Mesa, 10,- 013; Gunnison, 7,733. It Is given out on good authority, rays the Denver Republican, that tbs next railroad building enterprise inaugurated In Colorado will be an extension of the Burlington & Missouri line from Long mont to Fort Collins, and thence into the heart of the North Park country, in fact it Is said that articles of Incorporation for the road will be filed with the aecretarv of state before the end of tbe present week. A corps of engineers is now in ue field. It is understood that aa fast as tho ground can be covered by them the Bur lington A Missouri engineers will push up the Poudre to Livermore, tapping tb9 mining camps of Maysvllle, Poudre Oltv and Manhattan. From that point toe route of tbe proposed railroad Is to run westward to Cameron Paw, and then on to the park. In North Park the road will go through rich coal fields that are as yet undeveloped. With easy means of trans portation near at hand there la hardly a question about capital being soon forth- I coming to open up mines on these coal j lands. Besides this embryo Industry to* country round about there Is rich In tim- < ber that Is excellent for lumber purposes. Should the road be built logging camps are likely to spring up on all sides with. ■ is the park. IN COLDEST AFRICA. SrarMfUTtoh U*« Always twiM Tbw, ¥«» srat— H.w Been Wrmmmm i “In spits of all that has boon wrtttan total/ about tha Transvaal Republic, most psopls have an uttarly mistaken Idea about It.** said Albert Osrard- Thlars. the tenor, who Is well ac quainted with It, the other day, "Most people, Z find, think that any spot in Afrioa la torrid and terrifically hot at all times, whereas, in reality, many of the nlchta, and particularly In June, are very oold, and it takes all the rugs and blankets that one possesses to keep him | warm. Though the midday sun !■ al most aa warm aa any summer day,” the tenor went on, “one needs to be well | provided with covering if he proposes to pass ths night on the Veldt. To give you aomo Idea of the cold of the plains at night I may tell you that a few winters ago several natives on their way to the fields were frosen stiff on the road from Pretoria to Potchef strom. Several of our party one day started from Bloemfontein for Pretoria, where the shooting was particularly good, and, aa walking was cheap, we decided to go on foot, taking with us a couple of boys to carry our traps, which consisted of a change of linen, or rather flannels, a pair of blankets each, the cooking utensils and a spare gun. We had tor our companion a young man whom we had met a few days previous to our de parture—a young Scotchman but lately arrived in the country. Starting about 2 o’clock In the afternoon we walked briskly, with occasional halts for coffee, until about 10 o’clock at night, when the moon shone out in full, and we decided to turn in for the night. The wind was already blowing pretty fresh and we looked about for a place In the veldt where the ant hills were the thickest po that we could set fire to two of them to heat our kettles and keep us warm during the bivouac. After having a cup of coffee and sitting around the fire until thoroughly warmed our party slipped off their boots and, putting them under our heads for pillows, pulled our blankets over our heads and feet and were soon fast nsleep, Imagin ing. of course, the Scotchman would do the same. About 2 o’clock, when the night was the coldest, we were all awakened by a dreadful groaning and, pulling our heads from out our cover ings, were astonished to see Mac hud dled up on the ground with nothing over him but a rubber overcoat, shivering, chattering and moaning piteously. The fire was out. An icy wind was sweeping around the veldt. ‘Good gracious, Mac what’s the matter? Where are your blankets?* we cried. ‘I did—didn’t bring any,’ chattered the unfortunate youth. ‘Didn’t bring any? Then what on earth was that big bundle the Kaffir was carrying?’ ‘That Is my b-best clothes,* moaned the sufferer. We were soon up and bundled the poor fellow Into our own blankets, and, waking the boys, we made up a roaring fire and thawed him back to life. The next day Oil arriYlng at Wlnborg, you should have seen Mac rushing Into the first store and, regardless of ‘siller/ buy twe of the thickest blankets to be had. This man had never slopt before outside of four walls and had fondly imagined that In Africa he would need no cover ing. He made a common mistake about Africa.” Tbe IdMl Christmas. The Ideal Christmas Is found not In the land of flowers, but in the snow bound, rugged country of the north. Without keen, frosty air, long stretches of hill and meadows covered with snow, ponds and lakes inernsted with Ice; within, roaring fires of hickory wood, halls ringing with the shouts of chil dren and tables heaped high with the good things of life—these are the con ditions which seem essential to the complete enjoyment of the great feast day of the church.—New York Herald. Us* of Bloodhounds. The use of bloodhounds by police and sheriffs for tracking criminals is in creasing rapidly all over the west, and the general testimony Is that the ani mals are a valuable aid. Cuban blood hounds seem to be the favorite breed, and the demand appears to be much greater than the eupply. "Scenic Line ot the World." r THE • DENVER AND RIO GRANDE RAILROAD PASSINQ THROUGH SALT LAKE CITY b Aw* «, ud from tkt FacHU CmK THE POPULAR LINE TO Sprinn, Aspen AND GRAND JUNCTION. THE MOBT DIRECT ROUTE TO Miilafl, Inti ft A Fmr leUco PsiitJ TB TOCUSn fiVMUTI LIU TO ALL MOUNTAIN RESORTS. p "“ -*» .1 t»«nr aulnM OmrlpUr. kook. Mo llstfot. Lingo. unm MkolkS * DENVER. COLORADO. • Spring Your blood in Spring is almost certain to be fall of impurities—the accumula tion of tbe winter months. Bed ven tilation of stooping rooms, impure sir in dwellings, factories and shops, over eating, heavy, improper foods, failure of tbe kidneys and liver properly to do extxji work thus thrust upon them, are tbe prime causes of this condition. It is of the utmost importance that you Purify Your Blood Now, as when warmer weather comes and the tonic effect of cold bracing sir is gone, your weak, thin, impure blood will not furnish necessary strength. That tired feeling, loss of appetite, will open the way for serioua disease, ruined health, or breaking out of humors and impurities. To make pure, rich, red blood Hood’s Sarsaparilla stands un equalled. Thousands testify to its merits. Millions take it as their Spring Medicine. Get Hood’s, because Hood’s Sarsaparilla Is the One True Blood Purifier. All druggists. $l. Prepared only by C. I. Hood & Co., Lowell, Mass. mm ~ n . n are the only pills to take flood S Fills with Hood'• Sarsaparilla. ASK YOUR DEALER FOR W. L. Douglas •3. 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