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MIKB, - • - OODOOADO. J l . ■ I J . 1 '.gi France has decided that all the troops in the colonies shall henceforth be armed with weapons similar tJ those ot the home army. Tha number of marine disasters dur ing the year just closed Is smallei probably than ever before. An official of the New York Maritime J?xchang* thinks this la due to the fact that sailing vessels are disappearing, steam craft being better able to take care of themselves when in peril. Perhaps the oddest suit of furniture la the world is owned by a certain hotelkeeper. For many years he ha: made U his business to collect match boxes, of which he has now a collec tion of 4,000. He ordered a skilled cab inetmaker to equip a room with fur niture made of these boxes. The out fit consists of a writing table with smoking apparatus, a Are screen. .1 cabinet, a chair, and other smaller ar ticles. According to the census, the popu lation of the farming country shows a falling off in New England and New York, and only a alight Increase in Ohio and Indiana, but Ita growth is healthy in the states farther west. It Is evident that the old states must look to their cities snd larger towns tor Increase In population. In the newer agrlcultural regions the growth 01 population seems to be spresd over both city and country. A recent notable dinner of the Har vard club of Japan calls attention both to the spread of western learning in the east, and to the wide influence of a great university. The dinner was given to celebrate the return of Min ister Komura from St. Petersburg, en route to his new post in Chins, th.* presence of Minister Kurino from Paris, and the appointment of Baron Kaneko as minister of justice. All these eminent Japanese statesmen were educated at Harvard. The recent celebration of the on? hundredth anniversary of the found ing at Washington of the national cap ital recalls the description of its lo cation given in an early newspaper letter, which is now preserved in th* library of congress. "This metropo lis,” the writer says, "situated upon the great post-road, exactly equldls 1 tank from the northern and the south- I era ex., .unities of the Union, and near ] ly so from the Atlantic to Fort Pitt In by far the moat eligible situation ’ for the residence of congress." Sine* he could not foresee the improvement* In transportation and means of oom- I ■mn!cation, perhaps It Is fortunate that he did not know of the coming extension of our domains southward and westward. College football, during the season recently closed had no worthier repre sentatives than the students of th: Carlisle Indian School, in the essen tials of manliness and sportsmanlike conduct generally. The games in which they engaged were as many and a* wercely contested as those of any othei college team, and the spectators, ir some instances, wers neither so con aiderate nor so sympathetic as the> might have been. Yet their game; were exhibitions of clean, straight foot ball—such as all true lovers of the •port like to see. The umpire's de dskm were never once questioned and their defeats were accepted witr the spirit of men who had done theh beet, and who had.therefore, nelth*? excuses nor explanations to offer They have won a place for themselves in the regard of many who would re Jolca in their success in other field.- where thr "rewards are less fleeting than those of football. Ahost stories, for some myrterioiu reason, have been revived of late in Washington. It is told again how tb r face of an old woman was depicted clearly on one of the white house pil lars the dsy the president received word that his mother was dead. Cap: tol employes entertain their friends with the story of the shadow of s gen eral looking like Washington between pillars in statuary hall at the capltol A former senate page, now grown tc man’s sise and employed at the white house, says that when lightning striker tbs copper statue of Freedom on the capltol dome It rings loudly snd clear ly like the famous bell at Philadelphia fa tbs days of the declaration of in dependence. At hlght. when the cap! tol’s great marble halls and rotundas are deserted, strange sounds are fre quently heard and old employe* are confident that they are made by the souls of dead patriots and statesmen come back to haunt the halls where they won fame. It Is said that on certain nights ghosts are so numerous ta statuary hall that a man hiddlng pad trembling behind a pillar can hardly tell whether it is the spirits of the statues that are moving about. Prices of bogus money, as discovered by Chief Wilkie’s men. are quoted as fellows: For coin to a face value of CSS. price 110; coin to face value of fso. price 120; bills. 35 per cent to 65 per cent face value. Mr. WUkie says that no larger amount than SSO in coin to offered to one customer. The green - goods men who do not Intend to de liver the goods offer SI.OOO in bills for geOS; $2,000 for 1500 and SIO,OOO for sl.- 000. Then they change the satchels •Ptf the victim after feasting his eye* SP hills In the first grip gets sawdust fip th* pacoad. SUMMARY OF THE WORK OF THE COLORADO LEGISLATURE Representative Ilnmmond has intro duced a bill to establish a state board of horticulture. Representative Millets has Introduc ed a bill to create a commission to se lect text books for schools and to se cure uniformity. The Bucklin bill to abolish poll taxes repeals a dead law. It does not affect the state military poll tax and only does away with city and county poll taxes. Up to January 20th there have been 186 bills Introduced In the Seuate and 180 In the House, but there Is yet con siderable time to Introduce bills within the thirty days limit A bill Introduced by Senator Ammons provides that In school districts where there are no high schools the school Itoanls may pay out of the special , funds the tuition of pupils who attend high schools In other districts. A bill Is to be Introduced making an appropriation for the decoration of the House chamber above the line of the galleries. It will also provide for the decoration of the main halls and corri dors of the building. Among the bills that have passed first reading In the house. Is H. B. No. 170, by Mr. Meredith, to improve the Normal Institutes by providing a fee of $1 for a teacher’s examination, and that the money be placed In the Nor mal school fund. Appropriations will be held In abey ance until the matter of revenue is set tled. This Is the disposition, at least, of the Senate finance committee. Jn other wonts no appropriations will l»e made until It is seen where the money is to come from to pay them. Senator Moore's bill in relation to hours of employment for railroad em ployes was agreed to in the Senate. It provides that when a railroad man has l*eon on a shift of sixteen hours' dura tion he cannot be ordered to work again until after a rest of at least ten hours. State Senator S. V. Newell of the 1 Twenty-sixth district has announced , his intention to return to the Republi can party. This he will do as soon as the present session of the Legislature ends. He says he feels It his duty to his constituents to act aa a fuslonist , for that time. 1 The Senate committee on constitution, al amendments'reported favorably four constitutional amendments, one for the Introduction of the Australian land tax and uniform taxation; another for the consolidation of Denver and Arapahoe county: another for the three-fourths jury law In civil eases, and still an other for the eight-hour day. I Ex-Governor Baxter of Wyoming, now a member of the Colorado State ! Board of Capltol Managers, Is In Call | fornia. Otto Mears Is In Washington, Charles J. Hughes, Jr„ Is lU. This leaves only two members of the board In Denver—Governor Orman and Mr. ] Thatcher. No board meeting can be held, ss there Is no quorum. The (Senate committee on privileges snd elections reported in favor of the passage of 8. B. 20 (Phllp), an act : granting to voters of election precincts of the city of Denver the right to de termine by ballot at an election wheth er or not licenses to sell or give away intoxicating liquors in such precincts may be granted, issued or renewed. Senator Hill's bill to place country liquor sellers on the same footing as city and town saloon keepers passed second reading in the Senate. Under the present law the country dealer may sell liquor In quantities,of one gal lon or more without any license at all. Senator Hill's bill makes it necessary to secure a license from the county commissioners. In the Senate committee of the whole Senator Hill’s bill. 8. B. No. 86. was killed by striking out the enacting danse. The measure was to limit the fees and pay of receivers to a maxi mum of not more than $230 a month. Benator Parks fought the measure be cause be said the fees as now regulated were proper and that for the handling of some tremendous enterprise by a receiver $230 a month was not enough. Mr. Stgbbs has gone to the relief of John W. Springer, who has been ar rested, charged with bringing into the state a horse with a docked tail, by presenting a bill repealing the act .which permits the docking of horses* tails. The present law is very explicit and wide-reaching in its provisions, as it prohlbts the Importation of horses with docked tails, and under its provis ions they may not be brought into the state even for exhibition purpo&s. Explaining his motion to make reve nue bills special orders, taking prece dence of all appropriations except for pay of state officers, Mr. Hammond said: "The revenue bills are import ant as the state finances must be im proved. This Is of first Importance. Another reason is we ought to know how much we need for state Institu tions and the amount of revenue wo shall have to meet that need before we make appropriations for other pur poses. These Institutions should not suffer because ot excessive appropria tions.” Senator Evans secured the adoption by the Senate of a line of procedure by which financial measures will take pre cedence over all constitutional amend ments. The reason assigned for this action is that the state is more in need of revenue laws than of anything else. Appropriations proposed in bills now before the Legislature aggregate nearly twice the anticipated income of the state, unless there is some revenue re form. The effect of the stand taken by the Senate will be to delay action for perhaps a month on the constitutional amendments now before the Senate. The Rush bill to prevent further par* ty squabbles, such as the Maloney- Thomas trouble in Arapahoe county, was taken up In the Senate and amend ed by the insertion of this <lause: "Within ten days after the adjourn ment of the state convention of may political party at which s state central committee to selected, the secretary and chairman of said committee shall, under oath, file with the secretary of state a full and complete roll of tha membership of the state central com mittee.” The bill allows state commit tees to decide as to the regularity of local organizations. It passed second reading and la now on its final passage. The 186 Senate bills now before that body are well sprinkled with appropri ations, the total proposed appropriations in the Senate to date being $1,698,550. In the House many of the 180 bills if passed will necessitate expenditure on the part state, the appropriations proposed so far In the bouse amounting to $064,950. This makes & total of $2,- 253,500. But in some instances there are duplications as to state Institutions iu particular. After a careful sifting of the bills in both houses it is found that such duplications In proposed ap propriations foot up to $427,000. This leaves proposed and unduplicated ap propriations before the two houses to the amount of $1,828,000. The totals of proposed appropriations In the Senate, so far as Introduced, are: For roads $ 74,500 For bridges 21,000 General and 5pecia1........ 1,502.550 Total $1,508,550 The totals of proposed appropriations so far introduced in the lower house are: For roads $ 77.150 For wells • 20,000 For bridges and viaducts 105,600 For reservoirs 22,000 General and special appropria tions 430,300 Total $064,050 A bill Introduced by Senator A. T. Stewart establishes so far as Colorado is concerned a new class of criminals to be known ns habitual criminals. These are to be considered degenerates under the bill. The measure is Bennte bill 18 and provides that whoever has been twice convicted of a crime and sentenced and committed to prison In this or any other state or once iu this and once at least In any other state for terms of three years or more shall be deemed an habitual criminal when again convicted and shall be punished by imprisonment for twenty-five years.. The bill makes the proviso that If a convict has been pardoned that particular case shall not be counted against him. The bill empowers the governor to parole an habitual criminal. If an habitual crim inal violates his parole he must serve his entire original term. The measure is urged by many of the reform ele ment* In the state and by the state board of charities and correction. One of the anti-trust bills before the Legislature is 8. B. 76 by Senator C. T. Phllp. It provides that all arrange ments, trusts or combinations between persons or corporations made with a view to restrict full and free competi tion to the manufacture. Importation, tranfcsportatlon or sale of any articles of commerce or consumption shall be unlawful. Any agreqpient to enter Into any such arrangement Is also declared unlawful. Further sections of the bill propose that "any corporation charter ed under the laws of this state, which shall violate any of the provisions of this act. shall thereby forfeit Its charter and its franchise, and its corporate exis tence shall thereupon cease. Every for eign corporation which shall violate any of the provisions of this act, is hereby denied the right to do business in this state. It is made the duty of the attorney general of the state to enforce this provision. It shall be the duty of the district attorneys of Colorado to prosecute any violators of this act within the judicial districts for which they shall be elected. Fines may be Imposed for such conspiracies and dam ages collected by those injured bjr I them. Mr. McLean has In his bands s bill to provide for a uniform system of text books throughout the state on much the ! same lines as that Introduced by him ; two years ago. In the Twelfth Assam- ; My It was stated and proved, thiAno j uniform System of text books couRT be provided for in the state unless a con- , ■tltuttonal amendment were passed. TO provide for this contingency a con stitutional amendment will be propos ed at the same time that the other bill Is Introduced. The school book bin provides for a state commission of four members, chosen with reference to their knowledge of the Colorado school system ami also with reference to their 1 business and literary qualifications, j The state superintendent of public in- 1 struction is to be a member ex-officio j snd president of the commission. The , term of office of the commissioners is to be five years. The branches of study Included are chart, rending, spelling, * English grammar, arithmetic, geo- : graphy, history, civil government, physiology, bookkeeping, itenmanghlp, 1 natural philosophy, elementary algebra and all in the English language. The . commission must perform its first duty by a session of not more than thirty days, dufing which time I: will draw $6 a day for each member, and Is enti- , tied to a clerk at $3 a day. Vacancies in the commission may be filled by the governor, who also has the original ap- . polntments. The act does not apply to school districts that have a imputation of 100,000, or those that furnish text 5 books free to scholars. The contractors who are" successful must state the prices, both by contract and by malL for all the books. The bill differs from all others introduced on the same sub- < Ject, as It makes a maximum price for sQ books, over which the commission ers may not make any contracts to pay. The schednle Is: Spelling bocrics. 12 cents: first readers. 12: second read er. 29; third reader. 25: fourth reader, 35; fifth reader. 45: mental arithmetic, 23: Intermediate arithmetic. *>; com plete arithmetic. 40: elementary geo* graphy. 35: complete geocrnj.hy, 75; > elementary English grammar. 23; com- j plete grammar. 40; physioiccy and hy giene. 55: primary history. 4-•: ndranc- • ed United States history. *V ■ >ments of natural philosophy. 55; physical geo graphy. 90: elementary algt-bra. 00*. bookkeeping. 45; writing books. .*» cents. The Nil designs to appropriate $4,000 for the expenses of the board One ad vantage Mr. McLean had n drawing np hla bill la that be has sold school books for a good manv Tears *to acquainted with the prices paid mad ( WEST POINT STUDENTS ABANDON HAZING West Voint, N. Y. Jan. 20.—The con gressional investigation of the West Point military academy baa born* fruit rather unexjwjctedly. Last night when the congressman were hurrying their Inquiries to a termination, the cadets of all four classes held & meet ing iu Grant hull, and unanimously de cided to abolish hazing of every form as well as the practice of "calling out” fourth Mass men. This Is exactly what General Dick and the other members of the congres sional committee have been trying to Impress on the cadets who have testi fied before them, as the only course open to them If they desired to see the fair name of the United State* mil itary academy unsullied aud above re proach. The communication waa ad dressed to Superintendent A. L. Mills, who had Just returned from Washing ton. and he quickly brought It to Gen eral Dick. The committeemen are de lighted at the action of the cadets, and General Dick, in a few words, said that they would all go back to the House of Representatives believing that in spirit and letter the agreement would be firmly adhered to by the cadets, who made it voluntarily. At the close of the session to-night. Colonel Mills, superintendent of the academy, handed the following docu ment to General Dick, chairman of the committee: "West Point. January 19. "To the superintendent of the United States Military Academy: “Having become cognizant of the manner in which the system of hazing, aa practiced at the military academy, is regarded by the people of the United States, we, the cadets of the Uuited States Military Academy, while main taining thnt we have pursued our sys tem from the best motives, yet realiz ing that the deliberate judgment of the people should, In a country like ours, be above all other considerations, do reaffirm our former action abolishing the practice of exercising fourth-ciaes men, aud do further agree to discon tinue hazing and compelling fourth class men to eat anything against their desire, and the practice of 'calling out* fourth-class men by class action, and that we will not devise similar prac tices to replace those abandoned." This was signed by the officers of the four classes. Valuable Almanac Free. We have received a copy of the new almanac for 1901 published by the Royal Baking Powder Co. It Is an ar tistic and useful book and will be of interest to housekeepers. A note worthy feature of the almanac is a pre diction of the weather for every day of the year, by Prof. DeVoe, who cor rectly prophesied the great Galveston cyclone and other important meteoro logical events. We are authorized to say that any woman reader of tills pa per can secure a copy without coat by sending a request to the company, at 100 WUliam St., New York. Coloradonas Decorated. Denver, Jan. 21.—Among the Hat of Americans connected with the Faria exposition, who were decorated with the cross of the Legion of Honor, are the names of two men well known in Colorado. One of these Is George M. Chartier, the mine operator and min ing expert, who rooms in the Opera House block, Denver. Mr. Chartier was a member of the Jury on awards for mines and mining machinery. He was made a chevalier of the Legion of Honor. The other Is Frederick J. V. Skiff of Chicago, who resided in Denver about fifteen years ago. and was business manager of the Denver Tribune, which was absorbed by the Denver Repub lican. He is at present general xnana | ger of the Field Columbian Museuin of : Chicago, and was put in charge of the American department of mines and j mining at the Paris exposition. He held i a similar position at the Chicago | World’s fair. He was in the newspa ! per business in Denver in the days i. when Eugene Field was first earning his reputation as a poet. Mr. Skiff i was made an officer in the Legion of i Honor. The honor bestowed upon Mr. Char tier and Mr. Skiff is a very high one, and much sought after. It is the most complimentary way in which the French government bestows an honor. The order was created by Napoleon L Salt Serves for Blood. Ml* IUI Pflllf. Hamilton. O.. Jan. 21.—Marcus Sau er, the man afflicted with dropsy who was revived after apparent dissolution i by the injection of a solution of sodium j chloride (common salt). Into the arter 1 ies on January 11th. is still alive. Since : his resurrection Sauer has steadily gained in vigor and the acute symptoms ' of his dropsical affliction are disappear ing. Dr. Kumler. the attending physician, does not claim the salt treatment has 1 anything to do with the improvement of the chronic disorder, but there is no ; doubt that it tided over a crisis in the man's ailment. There is every prospect that Sauer’s life will be prolonged for some time. Pension Evidence Destroyed. Washington. Jan. 21.—More than 80.- 000 pension claims in the office of Milo B. Stevens A Co. were destroyed in the fire Friday night. Many of the papers , were to be used as evidence in attempt - ! tng to secure favorable action by the pension office on claims, and cannot be replaced. In addition to the pension claims ' were destroyed thousands of calms pending before the treasury depart ment and patent office. In these the loss will fall upon the claimants. Union Pacific Insurance. I ll. Announcement has been made that , the Union Pacific Railroad Company will bear a part of the cost of a<-cident insurance policies taken out by its em ployes. It will pay one-third of the premiums on policies held by conduc tors. engineers, firemen, hrakemeu. baggagemen, switchmen, yard fore men and bridge and building carpen ters. For all other employes it will pay one-fourth of the premiums, the cost of Insurance being lower la the lean has 1 anions positions. COLORADO LOSES THE G. A. R. NATIONAL ENCAMPMENT St. Louis. Jan. 22.—Cleveland was yesterday selected by the council of ad-< ministration of tl»» Grand Army of the* Republic for the next annual encamp ment, to be held the week of Septem ber 9, 1901. As a result of this action representa tives of Denver Indicated that they In tended to take up the matter with the various state departments, and would also hold an encampment the second week of September. The meeting of the council held yes terday was the result of the failure* Denver to satisfy the council at its December meeting of the city’s ability to meet the requirements of a one-cent per mile railroad rate. Cleveland, Pittsburg ami Denver sent delegations to yesterday's meeting to plead for the sending of the encampment to their cities. The Cleveland delegation offer ed the written pledge of the chairman of the Central Passenger Association of one cent per mile to the encamp mont; promised to raise the necessary money to meet the expenses of the en campment. offered free quarters in 100 school houses for the old soldiers, to arrange ihe line of march to'suit and produced written pledges. The delegation representing Pitts burg, too, pledged a one-cent a mile rate, hotel accommodations, subscrip tions and met the other requirements of the encampment Denver's appli cants for encampment honors produced letters from Chairman McLeod of the Wester* Passenger Association, prom ising the one-cent fare on six railroads. In adlditon they made the necessary promises as to accommodations and en tertainment The written pledge of Chairman McLeod, they claimed, met all the requirements of the resolutions regarding rates adopted iu Chicago at the thirty-fourth annual encampment. Half an hour’s discussion resulted in the selection of Cleveland, the vote be- . ing five for Cleveland, two for Denver and one for Pittsburg- The Denver committee at once held a secret meet ing. Thnt they were disappointed and angry over the outcome of their efforts to secure the encampment for Denver was plainly expressed. At the end of a half hour's deliberation tbe following statement was prepared: ; “The national encampment of the G. A. R.. at Chicago Inst year voted unan imously to hold the encampment in Denver This year provided the rail roads leading thereto granted a rate of one cent a mile. The I>enver commit tee filed to-day with the comiuauuer-ln chlef aud the executive committee offi cial notice by Chairman McLeod of the Western Passenger Association, pro mulgating the one cent per mile rate on the shortest mileage of all the prin cipal railroads leading to Denver from St. Louis. Chicago. St. Paul and all Missouri river points. This rate has been promulgated for the Denver G. A. R. encampment by railroads snd con necting lines covering more than 50,000 miles of lines tending to Denver. “Tbe procuring of the one-cent-a-mlle 1 MRS. NATION WRECKS TWO MORE SALOONS Wichita. Kan*.. Jan. 22.—Mrs. Car rie Nation came back to Wichita yes terday to avenge here recent incarcer ation under a *malliM>x quarantine aud the net result of ten minutes of her worts this afternoon are two wrecked saloons, the pieces of which are being sold to-night for souvenirs. Mrs. Na tion waa assisted by Mrs. Julian Ev ans. Mrs. Lucy Wilhoit and Mrs. Lydia Muntz, all of the local W. C. T. U. or ganization. With hatchets concealed under their cloaks they entered the saloon of James Burnes on Douglas avenue, aud did not leave a complete piece of glass ora working slot machine iu the place. All show cases, both for liquors aud cigars, as well as the plate glass win dows and doom, were broken Into smithereens. With lightning speed they ran to John Herrig*s saloon, and had every thing in the front of the room, includ ing the plate glass windows, broken when he appeared with a revolver, placed it at Mrs. Nation's head and skid that he would blow out her brains If she did not desist. After some trouble with three police men, the officers overpowered Mrs. Na tion and her friends and took them to the city prison, followed by 2,000 peo ple. Mrs. Evans* little daughter push ed her way through the crowd, screaming: and begpd for the release of her mother, but Officer Fox was deaf to her. entreaties. Chief of Police Cubbon discharged the prisoners after they reached the Jail. They made him a promise not to wreck any more saloons before noon next day. Mrs. Evans’ hand was badly etit'by broken glass, and her husbaud. who is X physician, sewed it up. After leaving the city building Mrs. Nation. In the coolest manner, begun a street lecture to the iiuuieuso crowd that had surrounded the city building, saying she expected to !>cgln saloon wrecking again at noon to-day, when her truce with the chief of police ex pires. Shaking her fist at the crowd, she aaid: "Men of Wichita, this Is the right arm of God, and la destined to wrack every saloon iu your city." The women procured a wagon and rode through the street* In It singing "Nearer My God to The©" and kindred hymns. They halted In front of the saloon* they had smashed and held prayer meetings. The damage done by the three wo men is estimated at between #1.600 and $2,000. In tbe morning Sheriff Simmons had a lively set-to with Mrs. Nation, who slapped Idm violently In the face, but with police aid he succeeded In arrest ing her. and placing her in the county jail. Mis. Wilhoit was also arrested, but Mrs. Muntz was not fonnd. It i* said that a complaint for insan ity will be lodged against Mrs. Nation in tbe morning and if that falls, the men holding insurance on tbe plate gtoss doom aad windows will prose cate her. rate for Denver has been accomplished I much earlier than ever before, and in territory where the rate has never before been made. Tbe Denver com mittee feel that they have fully com plied with the regulations of the na tional encampment at Chicago, and are entitled to the meeting this year, and they are well advised that the senti ment of the grand encampment throughout the conutry Is favorable to Denver. "The different state departments will probably take up this matter and de cide whether they will still adhere to their unanimous action at Chicago In favor of Denver fdr the encampment September next.’’ The work of endeavoring to win over the various departments the Mississippi river will be menced at once, so the Dcu vcmVJB mittce stated last night. * 5 Commander-in-chief Rassieur was handed a copy of the statement issued by the Denver committee. Before reading it he culled the committee to gether, explained tlmt the statement was in existence aud thfen rend it. Th© contents of the document pro duced some little feeling of momentary character, which resulted in the coun cil considering th(» document behind closed doors. Ten minutes Inter tbe following was given out by Command er Rassienr, speaking for and with the sanction of the council: “I have just read what you inform me emanates from the comrades rep resenting Denver. It is hard to be lieve thnt such a statement emanates from s good Grand Army comrade. Assuming thnt it does, I desire simp ly to state that the executive commit tee, with the light before it and after having given Denver two hearings and weighing everything presented by it. decided that the next encampment of the Grand Army should be held at Cleveland, Ohio, September 9, 1901. “At that encampment this commit tee will report the facts which led them to the action taken, and every Grand Army comrade will doubtless heartily approve of that action. We have endeavored to do what is best for the Grand-Army, and in compli ance with tbs action of the thirty fourth national encampment, not withstanding the statement made which it is said emanates from ths Denver comrades.” It Is said that individual meml>ers the council were unwilling to discus the "manifesto" as they termed the document issued by Denver. They de clared the Denver people were mis taken when they thought they had the promise of the Pennsylvania and New Yors departments to go to Den ver, and were certain that none of the departments would retyse to attend the encampment at Cleveland. "It’s certain that if they do have aa encampment It will not be the nation al encampment of the G. A. R.,” was the manner in which one dismissed ‘ tbe subject. The constant stream of curious peo ple going through the wrecked saloons shows no abatement. Society is no exception, and it is estimated that 1,- 000 women have seen the inside of a saloon for the first time in their lives. Hutchinson. Ivans., Jan. 21.—Mrs. Carrie Nation, the Wichita saloon wrecker, was lecturing last night to au audience that filled the largest church in Hutchinson, and said: “You’ll hear from me again before long, and it won’t be from a lecture platform, either. God Intends that I keep up what I have already begun in Wichita, and I’ll do it. Wichita isn’t the only town In Kansas that has rocks and brickbats.’’ This sentiment was applauded vig orously, and Mrs. Nation, who had said she was inspired by God, continued: “I will gladly give up my life, if need be, while destroying these awful places.” Mr. Nation, who accompanied his wife, said he would immediately begin suit against 8edgewlck county for false imprisonment. “While my wife was in Jail,’’ said he. “they offered to let her go if she would sign an agreement not to sue for dam ages.** Great Electrician Dead. Newton, Mass., Jin. 22.—Prof. Elisha Gray of Chicago, /who was associated with'Afthur J. lluudy In the perfection of a system of marine signaling, died suddenly at Newthurille last night. Pro. GrAy Was associated with Prof. Alex 'Graham Bell in the perfection of the telephone sad had been east about a year and a liplf in connection with the invention of submarine He was stricken while on the Neuralgia of the heart is assigned as the cause of death. BtfsfHt Gray' was' <m* of the best known of the electrical inventors of thp day. He was born in Ohio In 1835 ami learned blacksmithing, carpenter ing and boat IniiHllAg. ’ lie then pur sued special studies in physical science at Oberllri college. In 18TO he began his series of inven tions with a self-adjusting telegraph relay and two years later he establish* cd a manufactory of electrical appara tus at Cleveland. He perfected the typewriting telegraph, the telegraph repeater, the telegraphic switch and . annunciator, and other devices. In 1872 he organised the Western Electrical Manufacturing Company. He invented Ills speaking telephone In 1876 and the telautograph In 180(1. Will Accep the Treaty. miii r Iar tkbi), Ixmdon. Jan. 22.—The Washington correspondent of the Mail says he un derstands it Is practically certain that Great Britain will accept the amend ments of the United States Senate to the Uay-Pauneefote treaty. United Nine Workers' Convention. Indianapolis. Ind.. Jan. 22.—The United Mine Workers of America are met here in aiomi convention. 1.000 delegates being present. The leading delegations are from l*ennsylvania. Il linois, Ohio and Indiana ia the order named. Illtnot* and other states will fight to reduce the wide differential.