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MBEKER, - - - - COLORADO. Idlaoß may do all He says, but the loim baa had several ecaree beiore. Presumably the flrft pitcher** battle « record was when the bull got into Ilia cbina shop. With the arrival at London of Rich ard Harding Davis the coronation pro gram shouia be safe. The beef trust has succeeded In con verting the Spanish bull light Into a very expensive luxury. This is the open season for balloon- Vrta. It’s a dull day that doesn’t brine down an aeronaut or two. Young men should not overlook tho lack of harmony between a small* stand salary and a Panama hat. Egypt is our latest customer for coal. It is only a question of time until we shall get around to New castle. Albany, N. Y., has refused to ac cept a Carnegie library. Alas poor Andrew! He may have to die rich after all. People want to get away from Mar tinique so badly that they would even embark on United States government transports. A woman is to assist Mr. Marconi In his wireless telegraph business. No doubt this Is done to preserve the secret code. Young Mr. Rockefeller says that money Is an incident. Yes, but it Is an incident that has bulked pretty large in his family. Sir Thomas Upton will try again with Shamrock lll.—encouraged, maybe, by the old saying that the third time never fails. - That national commission to study the tramp question should take a few ham sandwiches along If he wants to get close to its subject. The American visitor who asked a London barmaid for a Mamie Taylor found out that the foreign invasion of Europe Is not yet complete. Colorado is suffering from forest fires. It Is strange that no corre spondent has succeeded In warping them into a volcanic eruption. Several scientific gentlemen have peeked into the crater of Mont Pelee. But they have not as yet hit upon a plan for preventing further eruptions. The man who was killed by an ele phant the other day probably didn't suffer day more than has many a man who was killed by a little old rusty nail. Members of the nobility in England r are rapidly disposing of their castles And estates in order to make a respect able appearance in the coronation parade. Mrs. Laura Dainty Pelham thinks ragtime is to be the salvation of American music. But is American music worth saving under such a condition T ' It Is rumored that when Lord Sholto Douglas, who has been conducting a saloon In Seattle, attends the corona tion he will be asked to go 'way back and sit down. A New York man died the other day as the result of overexertlon In play ing ping-pong. It is in order now for somebody to denounce the game as a menace to society. Scientists who want to come home again will wait until Mont Pelee is in better humor before looking down its throat to sec what causes it to have that dark-brown taste. That governor of Martinique who refused to let the people flee before It was too late probably had the pub lic officeholder's desire to hang on to his Job till the last minute. Bishop Spalding says the women are responsible for threa-fourths of the sins of humanity. Adam was mpre liberal than this: he only blamed Eve for half of t w ■; sins of his day. Presumably the fad of going bare headed, whicn is reported to be still spreading in Washington, is adopted only by such men as have not invested their last year’s savings in new Pan anfa hats. That automobile fatality at Staten Island proves conclusively that noth ing short of a track surrounded by a boiler plate fence at least ten feet high will protect the public from these erratic terrors. That sea captain who has discovered la the Caribbean sea a floating island filled with monkeys, which threw co coanuts at him from tree tops, is en titled to a vote of thanks because he did not find a comic opera troupe on it also. Locusts as diet are only to be con sidered tolerable, of course, with the understanding that they shall be of the variety that appear only once in seventeen years. Most people, how ever, would prefer the seventy-year Wad. TEXT OF THE NEW IRRIGATION LAW WHICH WILL MAKE THE ARID REGIONS BLOSSOM AS THE ROSE The following is the full text of the sew irrigation law which has passed both houses of Congress and been ap proved by President Roosevelt: Be it enacted by the Seuate and House of Representatives of the Unit ed States of America in Congress as sembled, That all moneys received from the sale and disposal of public lands in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Montana. Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah. Washington and Wyoming, be ginning with the fiscal year ending June 30, 1901, including the surplus of fees and commissions In excess of al lowances to registers und receivers, and excepting the 5 per centum, of the proceeds of the sales of public lands in the above states set aside by law for educational and other purposes, shall be, and the same are hereby, reserved, set aside, and appropriated as a special fund in the treasury to be known as the “reclamation fund,” to be used in the examination and survey for and the construction and maintenance of irrigation works for the storage, diver sion and development of waters for the reclamation of arid and semi-arid lands in the said states and territories, aud for the payment of all other expendi tures provided for in this act. Provided, That In case the receipts from the sale and disposal of lauds re ferred to in this section are insufficient to meet the requirements for the sup port of agricultural colleges In the sev eral states and territories, under the act of August 30, 1890, entitled “An act to apply a portion of the proceeds of the public lands to the more com plete endowment and support of the colleges for the benefit of agriculture and the mechanic arts, established un der the provisions of an act of Congress approved July 2, 1802,” the deficiency. If any, in the sum necessary for the support of tho said colleges shall be provided for from any moneys in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. See. 2. That the secretary of the in terior is hereby authorized and directed to make examinations and surveys for, and to locate and construct, as herein provided. Irrigation works for the stor age, diversion and development of waters, including artesian wells, and to report to congress at the beginning of each regular session as to the re sults of such examinations and sur veys, giving estimates of cost of all contemplated work*, the quantity and location of the lands which can be ir rigated therefrom, and nil facts rela tive to the practicability of each irri gation project; also the cost of works in process of construction as well as of those which have been completed. Sec. 3. That the secretary of the In terior shall. befor#givlng the public no tice provided for in section 4 of this act. withdraw from public entry the lands required for any irrigation works contemplated under the provisions of this act, and shall restore to public entry any of the lands so withdrawn when, in his judgment, such lands are not required for the purposes of this act; and the secretary of the interior Is hereby authorised, st or Immediately prior to the time of beginning the sur veys for any contemplated irrigation Works, to withdraw from entry, except under the homestead laws, any public lands believed to be susceptible of irri gation from said works; Provided, That all lands entered and entries made under the homestead laws with in areas so withdrawn during such withdrawal shall be subject to all the provisions, limitations, charges, terms and conditions of this act; that said “FORWARD” IS DENVER'S MOTTO. Prize Essay on How to Maks the Motto Effective. Denver, June 24.—Frank B. Gibson, vice president of the International Trust Company, having offered, through the Colorado Bureau of In formation, the sum of $25 for the best paper on methods of making Denver’s motto, "Forward,” effective, there were a large number of papers sub mitted and the prize was awarded to Wayne C. Williams, a reporter on the Denver News staff, who was formerly a student at the'University of Denver and editor of the University paper. It is believed by the Press Bureau of In formation that not only Denver but other Colorado cities will be able to benefit by the measures suggested. The paper is as. follows: Mr. Thomas D. Parker. Manager Colo rado Press Bureau of Information. ’Dear Sir—The problem of securing the general adoption of Denver’s motto, "Forward,” by all Its citizens, Is two fold: • First—The people must become thor oughly familiarized with it, and It must be brought before them often enough to make it common. It cannot become too common. Second—A civic pride and "unity of interest In the motto must be aroused nmoug citizens, high and low, which will make it a motto revered and re spected, and significant to everyone who repeats it. I—Popularizing the Motto. (a) The newspapers must play the first and most important part. Per haps their owners do not appreciate their vital relation to the city’s growth and progress. Let the papers have il lustrated cartoons, place the motto at the head of their columns, comment on It In editorials, and offer prizes for essays on, say "Five Things that Den ver’s Motto Stand For.” (b) Tire merchants can do much to popularize the motto. In display win dows. In stationery, in giving out tick-* ets of every sort, the motto can In* ad vertised to great advantage. It could be Inscribed on banners. A general form of Denver stationery, embodying the motto, might be approved by the chamber of coinmcrcc or the press bu reau, aud all business men be asked to use it. « te) Street cars eould carry the motto Mi banners, say for a stated period. Wagons and autos might display it. At carnival time and on Labor day. the hest possible chance is afforded. Clubs rvuld offer prizes for the best repre survey* shall be prosecuted diligently to completion, and upon the completion thereof, and of the necessary maps, plans and estimates of coat, the secre tary of the Interior shall determine whether or not said project is practi cable and advisable, and if determined to be Impracticable or uuadvlsalde he shall thereupon restore said lauds to entry; that public lands which It is proposed to Irrigate by means of any contemplated works shall be subject to entry only under the provisions of the homestead laws in tracts of not less than forty nor more than 190 acres, and shall be subject to the limi tations, charges,' terms and conditions herein provided; Provided, That the commutation provisions of the home stead laws shall not apply to eutrles made under this act. Sec. 4. That upon the determination by the secretary of the interior that any irrigation project Is practicable, he may cause to be let contracts for the construction of the some, in such por tions or sections as it may be practi cable to construct and complete as parts of the whole project; providing the necessary funds for such portion* or sections are available in tho recla mation fund, and thereupon be shall give public notice of the lands Irriga ble under such project, and limit of area per entry, which limit shall repre sent the acreage which, in |be opinion of the secretary, may be reasonably re quired for the support of a family upon the lands in question; also of the charges which shall be made per acre upon the said entries, and upon lands in private ownership whycli may be irrigated by the waters of the said irri gation project, and the number of an nual installments, not exceeding ten, in which such charges shall be paid and the time when such payments shall commence. The said charges shall be determined with a view of re turning to the reclamattoa fund the estimated cost of construction of the project, and shall be apportioned equi tably; Provided, That in all construc tion work eight hours shall constitute a day’s work, and no Mougoliau labor shall be employed thereon. Sec. 5. That the entryman upon lands to be irrigated by such works shall. In addition to compliance with the homestead laws, reclaim at least one-half of the total irrigable area of his entry for agricultural purposes, aud before receiving patent for the lands covered by his entry shall pay to the government the charges appor tioned against such tract, as provided in section 4. No right to the use of water for land in private ownership shall be sold for a tract exceeding 1(10 acres to any one landowner, aud tio such sale shall he made to any landowner unless he be an actual bona fide resident on such laud, or occu pant thereof residing in the neighlwr hood of said land, and no such right shall permanently attach until all pay ments thereof are made. The annual installments shall be paid to the re ceiver of the locnl land office of the district in which the land Is situated, and a failure to make any two pay ments when due shall render ti*» en try subject to cancellation, w'lth the forfeiture of all rights tinder thin act. as well as of any money already paid thereon. All moneys received from the above source*} shall be paid Into the reclamation fund. Registers and receivers shall be allowed tin* usual commissions on all moneys paid for lands entered under this art. See. 0. That the secretary of the interior Is hereby authorized and di rected to use the reclamation fund for the operation and maintenance of sentntlon of the motto. Unions might inscribe it on their banners. (d) The city council should adopt it. at once, as the official motto of Den ver. When the city hall is reopened, if with ceremonies, the motto should find an appropriate place. The Carter museum and the new public library should display it conspicuously, over the doors, in a painting, in design, or in some permanent form. (e) The button plan is good, though milch used. It is not ho easy to get people to wear buttons. The buttons should be free, aud siiecini induce ments should be offend, of some minor sort, for those who wear them, such as admission to some form of enter taiuent. Make it u matter of pride to have one. By following these lines, and even broader ones, the motto would become thoroughly familiar to all citizens. 2—To Make It a Part of the City’s Future Life and Growth. It will be seen that the process of familiarization will also partially ac complish this second result alined at. It is, however, not difficult to get peo ple to display a motto, but much more difficult to make it a daily inspiration to them, and to make it express our city’s spirit of progress. (a) Here, again, the newspapers may help, along different lines. They should lose uo opportunity tot point out the relation of the motto Jo the clty’u future development. In many cities, cartoonists use the accepted motto, day after day, to point out a lesson to their respective cities. il>) The thousands of school chil dren can play a most important part. They are the generation that will see real exemplification of this motto. A prize should Is- awarded, in every school room in the city, where children are old enough, for the liext essay on "Forward!”—what it means, or wbat (hey think of it. High school students could write essays aud orations, or write on "Five Events In Denver’s History Which Make Its Motto sn Ap propriate One.” Contests for others might be arranged. (c) It is not sacrilege to ask minis ters to make this motto a theme for a sermon, on the same or different Sun days. Civic pride, civic Ideals and so cial progress are themes which every sane moralists is interested in. The ministers can point out tho moral ap plication of the motto, along many lines. <d) Finally, that the motto may be kept constantly in mind, a standing committee, to lie appointed by the press bureau, or from some city body, should make its principal work that of nil reservoirs and Irrigation works constructed under the provialona of this act: Provided, That when the payments required by tbHi act are are made for the major portion of the lands Irrigated from the water* of any of the works herein provided for. then the management and operation of such irrigation works shall pass to the owners of the lands irrigated thereby, to be maintained at their ex pense under such form of organisa tion and under such rules and regula tions as may be acceptable to the secretary of the Interior: Provided. That the title to and the manage ment and operation of the reservoirs and the works necessary for their pro tection shall remain in the government until otherwise provided by Congress. Bee. 7. That where in carrying out the provisions of tills act it becomes necessary to acquire any rights or property, the secretary of the - interior is hereby authorised to acquire the same for the United States by pur chase or by condemnation under Ju dicial process, and to pay from the reclamation fund the sums which may be heeded for that purpose, and It shall be the duty of the attorney gen eral of the United States upon every application of the secretary of the interior, under this act, to cause pro ceedings to be commenced for condem nation within thirty days from the re celpt of the application at the depart ment of Justice. Sec. 8. That nothing in this act shall be construed as affecting or in tended to affect or to in any way in terfere with the laws of any state or territory relating to the control, appro priation, use or distribution of water used in irrigation, or any vested right acquired thereunder, and the secretary of the interior, in carrying out the provisions of this act. shall proceed In conforming with such laws, and nothing herein shall in any way af fect any right of the state or of the fed eral government or of any land own er. appropriutor or user of water in, to or from any interstate stream or the waters thereof; Provided, that the right to the use of water acquired under the provisions of this act shall he appurtenant to the land Irrigated, and beneficial use shall he the basis, the measure and the limit of the right. Sec. 9.—That it Is hereby declared to be the duty of the secretary of the in terior in carrying out the provisions of this act, so far as the same may be practicable aud subject to the exist ence of feasible irrigation projects, to expend the major portion of the funds arising from* the sale of public lands any particular state or territory here inbefore named for the l*?neflt of arid and semi-arid lands within the limits of such state or territory; Provided, that the secretary may temporarily use such portion of said funds for the benefit of arid or semi arid lands in any particular state of territory bere inlM'fore named as he may deem advis able, but when so used the excess shall be restored to the fund as soon as practicable, to the end that ultimately, and In any event, within each ten-year period after the passage of this act, the expenditures for the benefit of the said states or territories shall be equalised according to the proportions and subject to the conditions as to practicability and feasibility afore said. Sec. 10. That the secretary of the interior is hereby authorized to per form any and all acts nnd to inaks such rules and regulations as may be necessary and proper for the purpose of carrying the provisions of this act into full force and effect. securing the adoption and use of the motto, on every possible occasion, and to make opportunities' for populariz ing it. Tlie entire city might be divid ed Into districts, by blocks, and the people in each strive to outdo others, In exemplifying or typifying the mot to, "Forward!” It is not too much to say that such efforts as these, of adopting a motto and trying to follow it, are badly need ed. Denver citizens must be aroused to a new sense of unity of effort, and common pride In their city. The hum blest aud the wealthiest citizens muut have this one thing in common—a gen erous and enthusiastic pride for all that will make for Denver’s welfare and progress. When this common pride is fully shared, all things in Den ver’s future will be easy to accom plish. WOULD SELL TO JAPAN. General Burt Advancea a Plan for Dis posing of ttie Philippines. San Francisco. June 24.—Gen. A. S. Burt, who has recently arrived from the Philippines, lias a plan for the so lution of the Philippine problem. He believes he lias arrived at a conclu sion that will ultimately l>e accepted by the administration and the public at large as the only solution. "Turn them over to the Japanese,” said the general. “Let them have them on the installment plan, for the consideration, say. of $150,000,000. Our government doesn’t need the money in a lump sum. ami by making n prop ositiou of thftt kind we can dictate a* to coaling stations and make such re serves ns are thought to be best for trade interests. An arrangement of that kind can be effected that will give the United states as broad a road into the markets of the Orient as if we retained the islands; besides, we will be making strong allies of two na tions that will represent our interests on that side of the globe without the necewity of the presence of a large army at an enormous cost.” Miller Held Responsibla. Chicago. June 24.—0. K. Miller, pres ident. and Henry’ Clark Davis, general manager of the Bt. Luke Society, were held responsible Inst night by the coroner’* jury for the fire at St. Luke's sanitarium, which destroyed eleven lives. The four other employes ar-. rested after the fire were released. Miller and Davis were rearrested a few minutes after the verdict of the Jury was read. COLORADO BRIEFS. Plans are being arranged to open a German theater in Denver. A great number of settlers are mo\ - lug iuto Middle Park tills summer. A forest fire on Tenderfoot mountain near Dillon has destroyed nearly 3,wu acres of timber. The teachers’ Institute at Colorado Springs will begin on the first Monday la August and last for two weeks. W. H. Moore, the defaulting city clerk of Durango, has been held for trial at the September term of the Dis trict Court. The Grand Junction School Board baa purchased sites for two new school buildings and will erect handsome structures. _ Arthur Arterburn, the twelve-year old son of Charles F. Arterburn of Colorado City was killed June 21st by the kick of a horse. Department Commander J. W. Huff. G. A. R.. has established headquar ter* at Victor w ith W. W. Ferguson us assistant adjutant general. It Is stated that W. S. Stratton pro poses to build a club house aud gym nasium for the benefit of his Colorado Springs street car employes. The Denver base ball team by repeat edly defeating Omaha has reached sec ond place in the Western League ami is crowding Kansas City for first. President Benjamin E. Andrews of the University of Nebraska delivered the address on the occasion of the graduating exercises of the Leadvllle high school. The regents of the University of Col orado have appointed Prof. George H. Rowe, a graduate of the University of Mlchiguu. to be dean of the School of Applied Science., Mr. B. Langs of New York City has been appointed instructor In music for the University of Colorado at Boul der, and director of the Colorado School of Music. The next session of the University of Colorado will begin on Monday, Sep tember 8. 1992. Registration will com mence on the Friday previous aud con tinue on Saturday. The property of the Jarvis Hall school for boys at Denver has been sold by the Episcopal Church author ities and no attempt will be made to revive the institution. President Frank Adams of the Den ver Fire and Police Board, who has been dangerously sick for a long time. Is rei>orted to be much improved and in u fairway to recover. Denver’s lack of an auditorium Is emphasized by the meeting of the In ternational Sunday School convention, which has to spilt up Into sections that cannot at any time meet all together. There will be no more electric light competition in Denver. The managers of the Denver Gas and Electric Com pany have purchased a majority of the Htook of its rival, the Lacombe Elec tric Company. Rev. Canon Bywater of Grace Cathe dral, Topeka, and member of the fac ulty of Kansas Theological Institute, has been appointed by Bishop Olmsted archdeacon of the Denver diocese of the Episcopal Church. James E. Secrest, formerly banker of South Side Camp No. 71. Woodmen of the World, in Denver was arrented on the 18th Inst, on a warrant charg ing him with embezzling $1,504.45 of the fuuds of tlie camp. A Chicago dispatch says that mem bers of the Interstate Commerce Com mission will go to LeailviUe, Colorado, where an inquiry will be made con cerning charges filed by the Board of Trade of that city against the trans continental lines. Former Sheriff Joseph Yates and William Nott, two well'known mining men of Boulder County, have returned from the Thunder Mountain country In Idaho and report that it lias been greatly overestimated nnd has no at tractions for prospectors. Mrs. Martha A. Shute, secretary of the State Horticultural Society (rails upon the people of Denver to spray tlielr trees, especially the maple nnd loenst trees, which have been attacked by what Is known as the maple scale. The seale Is of an oval shape nnd a yellow or brownish tint, and contains thousands of Insects that - eat their way to the heart of the tree and de stroy its life. 8 DENVER^!® THE POPULAR LINE TO COLORADO SPRINGS, PUEBLO, CRIPPLE CREEK, LEAD* VILLE, GLENWOOD BPRINGB, ABPEN, GRAND JUNCTION, SALT LAKE CITY, OGDEN, BUTTE, HELENA, SAN FRAN. CISCO, LOB ANGELES, PORTLAND, TACOMA, SEATTLE. y* . REACHES ALL THE PRINCIPAL TOWNS AND MINING CAMPS IN COLORADO, UTAH AND NEW MEXICO. THE TOURIST’S FAVORITE ROUTE ,| —: — TO ALL MOUNTAIN REBORT3. Mlf The only line passing through Salt* Lake City en route to the Pacific Coast. Man bbtwbbn DBNYBR and illllUUUll CRIPPLE CREEK SALT LAKE CITY PI ITCPTUn GLENWOOD SPRINGS PORTLAND • 111 ill Til I HIT GRAND JUNCTION SAN FRANCISCO UUUAJI UIU LOS ANGELES PITMJ CIICA6O, ST. LOUIS lU SAW FfiAMCISCO, Uiinu DINING CARS E. T. JEFFERY. President. RUSSELL HARDTXG.V.P.&Oen.Mfr. Denver. Colo. Bt. Louis. Mo. J. M. HERBERT. Manager. A. 8. HUGHES. Gen. Traffic Mgr.. Denver. Colo. Denver. Colo. S. H. BABCOCK. Asst. Gen. Tr. Mgr. B. K. HOOPER. Gen. Pass * Tkt. Art. Salt Lake City. Utah. Denver, Colo. “Blind Man's Buffalo Japan. k writer on children’s games In Ja pan says: “Blind man’s buff as in Japan is quite the same as the game played by western children, but if you play It with Japanese I may warn you not to sny ’Come here* in English to any one you may be trying to catch It will be all right to aay In Japan t* ■Chotto old*,’ (Come here a momenn or ‘Oide nasal’ (Condescend to come here). The person spoken to will not oide.' of course, if he or she can help himself or herself, but If you call out 'n Fne'lsh. ‘Come here!’ as I know ,i foreigner did once, you thay Interrupt game ‘Come here’ (in Japanese aaracters written ka-mi) means for -»ige dog. Inn Is the word for native dog, bui ‘he first foreigners in Yoko hama. Americans and English folk, al ways said ‘Come here’ to their dogs und the expression has become t» 'Japanese wo’rd.V- Benefited by the Medlin A student at one of the doQ the interior of New York barrel of ale deposited in his v"' contrary. of course, to rule and, - He received a summons to appea.- i fore the president, who said: "Sir, I am informed that you have* a barrel of ale in your room.” “Yes, sir.” "Well, what explanation can you make?” "Why, the fact is. sir, my physician advises me to try a little each day a.> a tonic, and not wishing to stop at the various places where the beverage is retailed, I concluded to have a bar rel taken to my room.” "Indeed, have you derived any bene fit from the use of it?” "Ah. yes. sir. When the barrel was first taken to my room two days since I could scarcely lift It. Now I cat* carry It with the greater* ease.” Plaids and Green to Be the Fashion. The decree has gone forth from Paris this spring that plaids are to bo all the rage with fashionable women this seaqpn. The prevailing color at King Edward’s coronation will bo green. Plaids and greens will there fore most greet the eye during the next few months. , Tut lids to «* vEbrO ~ Maaltos We Pa B6 is: Colorado bicm! flMblanb “ ißailwas T *«’ Tra,B Company Shortest Central "* fijggt. OfffSß Route Piny SCO. W. RtSTSNC. W. F. BAILCY. sstsiMNT * mom. mu. pass. aot.