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MEEKER. COLORADO. The life work of some people seem* to be criticising others. ▲ cynic is a man who must be un happy in order to appear happy. Every man in a brass band thinks his instrument makes the best music. At last report the Yaquls were Agui naldoialng at the rate of five miles an hour. Cy Warman speaks of Alaskan liars o t the first water. Would not first ice be more accurate? The "billion dollar trust” outlined by J. Pierpont Morgan will probably incur the jealousy of congress. One never gives offense by criticising the average man. Every man think* himself * little above the average. The American people spend “millions for defense" each year. But tor this lawyers would be unable to eke out an existence. "One should always breathe through the nose when asleep,” says a physi cian. If you awake and find your mouth open get up and shut it An epicure of a scientific turn has figured it out to his own satisfaction that If a man had no stomach woman weuld be unable to reach his heart. 9t. Joseph, Mich., has had a free li cense day for couples wishing to be married in public. There is nothing like having a specialty and doing it justice. It is hardly probable that the pres ence of the army worm is due to the military spirit abroad in the land. If that were the case there would be also a navy worm going around helping it self to whatever it liked best The executors of the estate of George M. Pullman have paid into the Cook county treasury the sum of 9158,282, being the full amount of the inherit ance tax under the Illinois statute. Thh. is the largest tax charged against any estate since the enactment of the in heritance tax law. Other taxe? amounting to large sums are due and still unpaid, the largest sum being 863,- 000. fifteen Ohlcago men, bankrupted by the expense of gold banting in the Klondike, are, reported to be stranded in Seattle, Wash., white eevsral other Chleagoaae have died of hunger or by drowning while punning the elusive yellow metal. Gold-hunting appears to be a business In which the chances oi a failure ere extremely large and the profits more or less of an imaginary character. A careful computation would probably show that all the gold taken out of the Klondike in the last two yean would fall far short of equal ing the sums expended for the trans portation. provisions and mining im plements of the fortune-seeken. Our consular agent at Valencia re ports the wheat crop throughout Spain very poor, with considenble imports from Russia and the United States, India, France and other countries. The sugar question, he states, is also an in teresting one. The demand is great, and the home factories cannot supply the market in spite of the strongly protective tariff. During the first five months of 1899 Spain imported 2,000 tons more than during the correspond ing months of last year. Foreign re fined sugar, notwithstanding the high duty, can almost compete with Span ish home product. Here is an interest ing state of affairs arising out of the vicissitudes of war: Spain which was wont to export to the United States great quantities of sugar has during the months in question imported from territory practically United States, Cuba and Puerto Rico, over 6,000 tons of this commodity. A few weeks ago the largest contract ever made for steel was closed between the Pressed Steel Car company and the Carnegie Steel company. The amount was 9150,000,000, calling for 1,000 tons of steel plates a day for the next ten years, or 8,600,000 tons in all. The Iron and Bteel boom has gone far beyond all previous records. No better Illus tration could be found for the won derful Increase In this great industry than the fact that fifty years ago the consumption of pig Iron was equiva lent to 100 tons per head of population, while now It la over 400, and Is growing all the time. It was pointed out years ago that the price of pig Iron largely regulated the country’s prosperity, and Mr. G. H. Hull has recently shown In an article that the periods of pig iron and good times generally oome at in tervals of about ten years. The last one was 1889, and the present year is keeping up the record. Within a year a new poet has re vealed himself to the world. He is famous now—as he deserves to be. To one who inquired If his sudden fame was not oppressive he answered: “in the old days obscurity did not distress me; *j 'heee days notoriety does not disturb me. I have tried to build my life upon a foundation deeper than these chances and changes of time. Prates always humbles me. Man is but an organ through which a Higher 1 Power sots. If a man does good work, I the joy of It Is his, but the glory is | God’s. ! END OF THE DREYFUS TRIAL. M. DiMai* Make* a Mast Kloqaaat Flea —Verdict Monday. Rennes, Kept. B.—The general belief here Is that Dreyfus will be convicted by the court martial. Upon just what this belief is based and the precise rea son for the eom-iusion. are a mystery, but there is no disguising the fact that from M. Labor! down to the numerous Dreyfusards who crowd the hotels and cafes and wlto last night were stil'. hopeful that Dreyfus would be saved, all- seem to agree that his last chance is gone. The one source of hope is M. Lal>ori himself, who said this evening to the correspondent of the Associated Press, "We fear Captain Dreyfus will be con demned, but we do not intend to throw up the sponge. We shnll go on fighting for bim.” M. Jauren. the Socialist leader, and other prominent Dreyfusards express ed a similar opinion. Excltemeut is at fever heat and nothing is discussed but the verdict, which Is expected to morrow. The military precautions are of the most elaborate character and no at tempt at disorder is likely to have the slightest success. Orders have been issued to repress the first symptom of trouble with an iron hand. Dreyfus appeared cheerful. He smiled and shook hands with his coun sel on eoterlng the court. The English chief justice followed the speech of M. PemnngC with the closest atten tion. The lawyer gave u very fine per formance. so far as the audience was concerned. His voice was exquisitely modulated, sometimes soft and persua sive, and at other times sharply argu mentative. Finally he filled the room With hta/stentorian tones, as he thun dered with Indignation at the charges against Dreyfus and the shameful weakness of the prosecution and In de nunciation of Ester hazy. The gestures and features of M. Deinange were equally expressive. The front rows of the chief wit nesses’ seats were empty except for the presence of M. Tliarleux, the form er minister of Justice, and M. Cavnig nac, former minister of war. all the generals and officers having left Rennes by order of the minister of war, General De Gall If et. Dreyfus listened to M. Demange with a mask of impassability, resem bling his frozen attitude during the first days of the trial. Whatever the prisoner’s feelings were as he followed M. Demange’s plea in his behalf, he carefully concealed them. Maitre Demauge, immediately on the convening of the court, opened his speech for the defense. In eloquent terms and with impressive delivery he brought out strong evidence against Bsterhazy. During the course of his remarks he cried: "Do you think If Dreyfus and Ester hazy had been before the court mar tial of 1804 that the court would have condemned Oaptaln Dreyfus?” As he asked this question counsel pointed to the prisoner sitting by bim and added: “Nor TROUBLE ON TROOP SHIP. Hum OSnn of the Booth Dakota Volna , Um Voder Arvoat. San Francisco, Sept ft—Although the troops on board the transport Sheri dan, which returned from Manila last night, have not been allowed to land, several officers of both the Minnesota and South Dakota regiments were giv en shore leave to-day uud gladly took advantage of it . From them It was learned that there had been considerable trouble among the officers of the South Dakota volun teers, both in the Philippines and dur ing the voyage home as the result of which Surgeon Major Warner, Lieu tenant Colonel Stover and Lieutenant Horace C. Bates are now said to be under arrest, awaiting an official In vestigation into the charges preferred against them by Colonel Frost of that regiment. None of the officers would discuss the affair, however, nor could uny definite information be obtained on board the transport. Considerable feeling Is also evinced by the Minnesota men against their former commanding officer, Colouel Ames, who was invalided home some months ago and has awaited the return of his regiment in this city, since his convalescence. The St. Paul Commercial Club’s del egation to meet the returning volun teers telegraphed from Utah to-day to the effect that they would arrive here to-morrow night, their tardiness being due to the fact that they did hot ex pect the Sheridan until next Monday. Late to-night it was stated that the trouble among the officers was the out growth of discussions of the conduct of the Philippine cnmixtlgn and that the officers under arrest are charged with Insubordination in criticising a superior officer. Their court-martial, It Is understood, will be held here. HURRICANE OFF HALIFAX Many Vmmli Disabled or Wrecked by Wind's fury. Halifax, N. S„ Sept B.—A northwest hurricane is raging all along the Nova Bcotla coast. The steamer Capesta. from 8t Johns, Newfoundland, bound for New York, is anchored off Gloss Bay, Cape Breton, disabled. It is im possible to send her assistance. The Norwegian bark Nadia parted her moorings at Cape Tormentine and was driven down the gulf, finally going ashore. She will prove a total loss. The crew was saved. In Halifax harbor two large barges, employed In raising the Standard Oil Company’s steamer Maverick, cap sized. The crews had a narrow es cape. The Maverick will likely be abandoned now. Coasting vessels arte reported ashore at several points, but It Is impossible to get information. At Cabaque there is great anxiety for a fleet of 100 small Ashing l>oats and the crows, which are out in the gale. The British North Atlautic squadron under Admiral Bedford sails to-day for Montreal. William BpMki for Drcyfoa. Berlin, Bept. B.—The Emperor to-day Issued an official statement reiterating that Germany was never connected with Dreyfus in any manner. With the statement Is the announcement that it Is Issued "for the preservation of the dignity of Germany and as a fulfillment of a duty to humanity." WASHINGTON NEWS. Instructions have been prepared authorizing the ageqt in charge of the Ute Indian reservation in Utah to ad vertise for bids for leasing the surplus lands in whole or in part, for a period of five years, beginning April 1 nsxt It Is said that General Miles has in formed Secretary Root that tbs first nine general officers in the army reg ister, including himself, Merritt, Brooke, Anderson und Merriam should go at once to Manila. The secretary may adopt the plan with Miles lu command, Merritt in charge of the field and Brooke as governor of Manila General Corbin says that the war de partment has discontinued the re cruiting of colored soldiers at Fort McPherson and vicinity for the reason that every one of the colored regiments in the regular service Is full, and so far no orders have been given for the formation of any colored volun teer regiments. The race question, he says, has nothing to do with the stop page of recruiting at Fort McPherson. The postmaster general has ordered that every postofllce In the United States shall note the number of piece* and character of mall matter handled by it between October 3 and November 6. The execution of this order in volves an Immense amount of labor; and is to be done in order that an ac curate table of statistics may be pre pared. This is the first time In twenty years that such an order has been Is sued, it is said. The Navy Department has sent or ders to the cruiser Detroit, which has Just arrived at Philadelphia from New York, to proceed at once to La Guayra, Venezuela. She will coal and start on the voyage in the course of two or three days. The Detroit should make the run to La Guayra inside of ten days. The occasion for her presence at La Guayra Is a report to the State Department that there are signs of great unrest and excitement in the in terior of Venezuela, and that the pres ence of an American warship might have a good effect In maintaining the confidence of resident Americans and other foreigners in their safety. Mr. Kasson, the special reciprocity commissioner, received from Minister Buchunan upon his return to the United States a reciprocity agreement with the Argentine Republic under which hides, dye woods and other products of that nation will be ad mitted into the United States at a re duced duty. In exchange for conces sions In favor of our manufactured goods, especially agricultural mncbln* ery. Mr. Kasson will tike up in Oc tober the reciprocity agreements with Italy, Belgium and Holland. He says the reciprocity treaty with Portugal, ratified by that government, must be revised because of- a clerical error which gives the duties Imposed upon Portuguese products at a lower rate than that agreed upon. Acting Secretary Allen has Issued an order making Important changes In the navy yard apprentice system. Heretofore tliere has bpen no rtuc for the appointment and education of the apprentices. Now commandants at navy yards are instructed to receive applications from likely candidates, hold examinations and make up lists of eliglbles from which appointments will be made. The examinations will not be severe except physically, the re quirements being' ability to read and write and knowledge of arithmetic up to decimals. Candidates must be be tween the ages of* 15 and IT years. Once appointed, the hoys will be thor oughly instructed In their trades and sxamlned from time to time for pro motion. It is hoped in this manner to cure the ills of the present apprentice system. The correspondent of* Chicago paper says: The Cabinet at its meeting Tues day decided to suspend negotiations with the Insurgents through the Fhillp pine Commission and the commission will be quickly dissolved. The President and his cabinet advisers have reached the conclusion that it is impolitic and unwise to maintain the commission and attempt to negotiate with the in surgents for surrender. An aggressive campaign lias been ordered, reinforce ments have been .provided for General Otis and the army prepared to deal crushing blows. The military men of the service will be given full sway. Colonel Denby and Professor Wor cester. the two eivillau members of the commission now in the Philippines, will be promptly ordered home and the In surgents notified that any communica tions they may have to make in the di rection of surrender must be addressed to General Otis. The War Department has made pub lic a statement of the trade between the United Slates and all of her colo nies under military control, and with Cuba, as well, for the seven months of 1800, ending July 31, making compar ison with the year 1808. The exports from the United States to Cuba for the seven months were f14.11fi.003 in 1800 against $4,485,087 in 1808. The im ports to the United States from Cuba for the same period were 9-19.07fi.96fi in 1809 against $12,474,770 in 1808. The exports from the United States to Por to Rico for the seven months were |2,- 209.221 In 1899 against ssfio.llo in 1808. Imports Into the United States from Porto Rico during the same time were $3,370,994 in 1809 against $2,253,800 in 1898. The exports from the United States to the Philippine Islands from January 1 to July 31 were $388,100 in 1800, against $05,736 In 1808. The Im ports into the United States from the Philippines for the same period were $3,274,143 In 1800 against $2,283,775 in 1808. At Saturday’s session of the Indus trial Commission, an animated contro versy occurred between Chairman Phil lips and .7. D. Archbold of New York, vice president of the Standard Oil Company. Mr. Arehbold was on the stand and replying to statements made by J. D. Lee of the United Pipe Company, and other independent com panies. Referring to Mr. Lee's state ment that the Standard company bad made advances to the Pipe Line com pany with a view of buying It out,*Mr. Arehbold said: “Any approaches on that line have come from the other side,” and he proceeded to say that such advances had been made not only by Lee but by others connected with the independent lines, including Me. Phillips. “We have declined their of fers,” he said, “because we considered them illegal and, furthermore, because of our lack of faith in the men from whom the proposition came, having had previous experience with them.” In reply to Mr. Phillips, ha said he did not claim that the proposition , were “unfair or unjust,” but illegal. Information reaching officials here from Venezuela is to the effect that while no actual outbreak baa occurred, yet a latent agitation is going on which may at any time assume se rious proportions. This accords with Senor Pulido’s advices that no actual outbreak has occurred at La Guayra. It appears that there has been two distinct movements, one of a national character, headed by the Conservative leader, Hernandez, and the other of a local character, headed by General Castro. Hernandez led a revolution against President Andrade last autumn aud within the last month bus been imprisoned for the rourth time as a political prisoner and the Inciter of a movement to overthrow the gov ernment. He is now in the military prison at Caracas, where it is believed the agitation leading up to the dis patch of the cruiser Detroit was caused by the arrest of a number of Hernnn daz’ adherents In and about Caracas. Throughout this movement the An drade administration has maintained a large military force. The peace foot ing is 3,000,” but of late this has beeu raised to 10,000 or 15,000. The soldiers are armed with Mausers and have a number of rapid-fire field guns. The Navy Department expects to be gin the manufacture of smokeless pow der at Its mills a few miles buck from the Potomac river, near Indian Head, within the next two or three months. Work on the mills has been pushed energetically and at present about 1,200 men are employed. Already about a dozen buildings are completed, the electric light plant said to be one of the finest in the world —is Installed, and the stand pipe, 120 feet high, is up. There are ten or twelve other buildings well along towards completion. Altogetlier the group of buildings will number twenty-four or twenty-five, with a cn pacity of 2,000 pounds of smokeless powder daily. This output seems large at first thought, but one of the big thirteen-inch guns of the Indiana uses 1,000 pounds of powder at a single shot. The various buildings of the powder plant cover a wide area about four miles back from the river. The general purpose has been to keep the buildings as far apart as the require ments of manufacture would permit, in order to avoid the danger of ex plosion. For that reason there la no large central building, but many small ones, each having a distinct branch of the powder making. They art ateo ar ranged with a view to tbs prevailing winds, so that the risk of having the fumes of adds borne by the .wind is reduced to a minimum. Orders will be issued from the War Department In a day or two announc ing the field and staff officers ef two additional volunteer regiments which terlll be organized after the manner of the so-called immune regiments sent to Cuba last year, their company officers and privates being exclusively colored men. It is expected that these regi ments will be recruited with greater rapidity than the white regiments and that experienced men will fid them so quickly that the two commands will be ready to sail for the Philippines early in November. The addition of these regiments to the army almost exhausts the quota of 35,000 volunteers allowed by Congress. There will then bo twen ty-five regiments of 1,800 men each, which, with the Porto 8100 naval bat talion of 400 men, leaves a margin of only 1,876 In the authorised strength, or not qnlte enough for another regi ment and a half. General Miles had recommended three colored regiments, while General Otis had reported that ’ negroes were not desired in the Philip pines, the friendly natives being strongly prejudiced against them. It Is likely that one of the new organiza tions will have Its temporary quarters at Richmond and be commanded by Oaptaln William P. Duvall, First ar tillery, who was major in the inspec tor general’s department and lieuten ant colonel in the ordnance corps last year. The other regiment will proba bly be organized at Anniston. Ala bama. All the officers have already been selected for the two organizations and it only remains for the President to issue the commissions and for the War Department to direct the begin ning of recruiting. It has not yet been determined whether General Miles and his staff will go to Manila next month or not. If he does go, it will have to be In a similar capacity to that which he oc cupied at Santiago, rather than in the exercise of such authority as that in which he was clothed in Porto Rico, for no idea appears to be entertained by Secretary Root of having General Otis superseded, notwithstanding the popular demand for his recall to the United States. Under the circum stances it is thought General Miles will prefer to maintain his headquarters of the army In Washington, where he may exert his influence more effective ly in directing the campaign as the chief military Instrument of the Presi dent and the secretary of war. An en couraging feature of the coming cam paign against Aguinaldo is the assur ance now given at the War Depart ment that Increased responsibility and authority have been given to the com manding generals in the field, thereby to a great extent enabling General Otis to devote more attention to administra tive affairs which have increased enor mously and will continue to multiply as new territory is brought under his jurisdiction by aggressive naval and military operations. The campaign. It Is hoped, will prove brief and thor oughly effective. The date of begin ning this general campaign does not de pend on the volunteer regiments, but altogether on the termination of the rainy season, which is already dqe. Under the energetic instructions that Secretary Root has given, the general advance must begin as soon as tbs con dition of the country and especially of the roads, will permit the transporta tion ef supplies and field TOO BIG SALARIES. British CoionlM Carry Vmre sssaaMy Heavy Burden. The commercial depression from which several of the British West In dian islands are now suffering, and from which Jamaica has lately re vived, has brought to the front an agi tation against the extravagant sala ries paid to the governors of these col onies. A West Indian governor usual ly gets about $25,000 a year, which Is as much as the secretary of state for all the British colonies draws, equal even to the pay of Lord Salisbury as foreign minister for Great Britain, and more by $2,500 than the first lord of the British admiralty or the com mander-in-chief of the British army receive. The extravagance of paying such salaries la more striking, as none of the present governors is a man of any special note or attainments. Some of the islands which have to pay these large salaries have less than 200, 000 inhabitants, and are so small that one can walk across one of them in a day. It is thought that a resident governor-general for the whole of the British West Indies ought to be ob tained for a salary of $15,000 a year, with deputy governors at the various islands drawing from $3,000 to SIO,OOO. HU Cleverness. Vice Chancellor Bacon had an antip athy for one member of the inner bar practicing before him. The man’s ser vices were not much in demand, for, although his ability and knowledge of law were undoubted, he was apt to look at a case from an impractical point of view, and not to make the most of its best points. It was com monly said of him that he had a twist in his mind. When this man was about 00 years old some one remarked to the Judge that he was very clever. “Yes,” said the old man, slowly and judicially, “he is a very clever young man,” and, after a pause, he added: “If he swal lowed a nail he would vomit a screw.” —The Argonaut. Discovery of Life l'Unt. So full of. vigor that if one of its leaves be pinned to a warm wall an other plant will grow. It is these same principles which enable Hostetter’s Stomach Bitters to arouse to life and duty the overworked stomach. The sufferer from dysi>epßia or any stom ach trouble needs it. A private reve nue stamp covers the neck of the bot tle. Frenchmen Studying German. The study of German is increasing greatly in France, while the study of English is on the decline. In the Ecole de Sciences Polltiques in Paris, where diplomats are trained, many more study German thun English. Many young Frenchmen are now being sent to Germany and Austria instead of to England to get acquainted with the language of the victors of 1870. Locomotive Rons. During the past few months, the Baltimore and Ohio railroad has ma terially extended the runs of tha pas senger locomotives oq through trains. Formerly engines were changed on an average every 100 or 160 miles. It was thought that the mountain grades of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad wonld prevent an extension o< the runs. How ever, the experiment was made. It haa proved successful and reduced the number of locomotives formerly re quired by twenty-four, which can be used in other branches cf the service and save the purchase of more Motive power. Under the new plan, locomo tives are double crewed and make from •7.000 to 8,000 miles a month, as against 3.500 to 4,000 under the formdr method. "Joslah. have your photograph taken-so you will look natural. ’ "That a too much trouble, Maria. I’d have to take the lawn mower down town with me.” De Tear'Feet Ache and Bmf Shake into your shoes Allen’s Foot- Ease, a powder for the feet. It makes tight or New Shoes feel Easy. Cures Corns. Bunions, Swollen, Hot and Sweating Feet At all Druggists and Shoe Stores, 25c. Sample sent FREE. Address Allen S. Olmsted, Leßoy, N. Y. “That girt'ran away and married her father’s coachman." 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YOUNG MEN! ssyafjwussas ... — pabst s okav specific - No case known It baa ever failed to Ceie. gKjfXKft JSSXsent pconvenlanoa or detention from bnalneea. Pitot, ga. (XL w-k.ffls2LS2 CM,c *‘- RAISED A COMMOTION. Tka Tenag Man Tried to Carry the Small Boy. A more or less crowded Fourth ave nue open car stopped a day or two ago in the Bowery to pick up a family par ty, consisting of a mother, father and three small boys, the youngest of whom could not have been more than 4 years old, and who was manifestly wearing his first pair of knickerbockers, says the New York Tribune. The party be came separated, the parents getting on the rear seat and the small boys on one four seats ahead. At first the littlsst one was attracted by the novelty of his surroundings, but, this wearing off, hs missed his mother and looked about for her. When he saw her on the rear seat a disconsolate yell announced the discovery. His two brothers tried to pacify him, but to his young mind tha four seats that separated them were an Impassable gulf not to be bridged by human means, and such being the case he was not to be comforted. The mother, leaning as far forward as she could, endeavored to explain that she would come to him aa soon as the car stopped,- but the child only cried the more. Every one on the car was by this time interested and sympathy and advice were freely offered. An athletic young man in the seat behind the boy started to pick him up, with a view to passing him over the backs of the seats to his mother. The boy shrank away from him in deadly fear, sure that he was the boy-eating ogre of childish legend, and his cries raised themselves to the pitch of a shriek. The young man,-lobster red, hastily sat down and pretended a preternatural absorption in an evening paper. Just then the father and conductor came along the foot board and between them carried the child to his mother’s arms. Quiet was restored and the passenger! Interested themselves in other things, but the ath letic young man got off the car at the very next corner. THOMSON’S SORE THUMB. Fart It Flayed la Inflaenelog His Career. New York World: U was a mangled thumb, Mr. Thomson often said to his friends, that made him president of the Pennsylvania railroad. This Is the wag he told the story: ”1 entered the Al toona shops of the Pennsylvania com pany when a boy of 17, beginning with a laborer’s work and gradually work ing up in the mechanical line. In do ing some work one day my thumb was caught in a machine and crushed. It was a serious matter to me. A me chanic with a useless thumb la badly handicapped. I was afraid tha career I had mapped out might be ended. I was told to lay off for three or four weeks, went down to Philadelphia, and naturally drifted to the Pennsylvania road’s place on Bouth Fourth street. They were doing repair work to some care when I happened along, and, be ing fresh from the shops, I was able to offer some suggestions, which pleased the general manager. He was talking to me when another man came along who listened to what I said. He asked me who and what I was. He asked me how I spelled my name, and I said ’without a P.’ It seemed he knew my great-uncle, J. Edgar Thom son, one of the former presidents of the road, well. A few minutes later he left, and when I started to go the general manager told me the man who had been questioning me wanted to see me in his office. Then for the first time I learned the stranger’s name was Col. Thomas A. Scott, president of the road.” It was the talk that the young mechanic had that afternoon with 001. Scott which resulted in his being re moved from the Altoona shops to a position in the office of the company. Lars«t Alphabet. - The Tartaran alphabet contains 202 letter#, being the longest in the world. Some of these are really symbols to represent phrases and emotions. Love will always lead you out in the right line of service. Most Be One or Ik* Other. "Henry, the Badgers have a MV baby.” • "Is it a Helen Gould or • Dewey?” Tsibiiwot tie voir - THE TOTIJTO* UHC To LEADVIUE, GLENWODD SPRINGS ASPEN, GRAND JUNCTION AND CRIPPLEJBREEK Veaohee all the principal town* ami min- Ins oampi In Colorado, Utah and New Masloo. PASSES THROUGH BALT LAKE CITY IN ROUTE TO MO FROM PRCIF.C COARf. THE TOURISTS FAYORITE UNE TO ALL MOUNTAIN NENONTN. All through train* equipped with Pullmao Palaee and Tourist Sleeping Ow. For c!'-gnutly Illustrated descriptive booksfree of cost, address t T.IEFFERY, A. S. HUGHES, VK. HOOPER. PmT.Dltirn IR,r. Trirti:K»j.,r.r. T.TE t, DENVER, COLORADO.