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~tr —. ■■iw .... oouniooi Dewey may u well have the pow der pat back in the cans. “American diplomacy” still seems to be doing pretty well, thank you. As the days begin to lengthen, how ever, the gas bills begin to shorten. Or should. Reports from Florida indicate thai the orange crop has been constructive ly ruined. The new French minister to Vene zuela Is named Wiener. Punsters, do your wurst. With surpluses wiped out, the insur ance agent 'will be shorn of balf hia Incomprehensibility. * Don’t get mad at the man who tries to make a fool of you. He can’t do it, unless you're one already. The natural result of a big financial spree would appear to be getting the banks full and money very tight. The Mad Mullah was “killed while saying his prayers.” And yet people will persist in this dangerous habit. Probably Japanese China, which we have seen advertised for sale, is that portion which the powers have over looked. The crown princess of Saxony and her very dear friend, the French tutor, talk of coming to America, the home of divorce. There is a growing suspicion that some of the crowned heads are anx ious to take the conceit out of the Hague tribunal. The Dowager Empress of China and the boxers seem to have forgotten that lesson taught by the powers not so very long ago. The world looks with admiration at tireless Marconi silently devoting all his energy to increasing the efficiency of his wireless wonder. Throwing a clock at one's wife is adjudged good ground for divorce down la Connecticut. Besides, it is a reckless waste of time. The government is undecided as to the statesman whose face should go on the 10-cent stamp. Who would think that 3<kcent statesmen were so fiewf It,is feared that the wrong man may have been lynched in Kansas. But why bother over these things? It won’t make any difference to him now. The news that John L. Sullivan finds Boston “a bum town, though I was born in It,” will cause tears as big as beans to flow freely on Beacon street Methodists, in spite of the “new Methodism," would be amply Justified In doing a little shouting over their success in raising that 920,000,000 thank offering. By observing closely the case of Venezuela the Sultan of'Turkey cam see what he would experience if it were equally safe for creditors to go gunning for him. A woman in the postoffice depart* meat at Washington gave up her bus band rather than lose her Job. Hus bands can be obtained without a civil service examination. It was most unkind for the Charles ton News and Courier to commend the Judgment cf the new proprietor of the Boston Journal In reducing the price of the paper to one cent. An Indian named Bear Tracks has been elected a member of the Bouth Dakota legislature. Other statesmen belonging to that body will do well to make him leave his tomahawk at the door. Gen. Alexis Nord, Haytl’s minister of war, has entered Port au Prince with his army. We are informed that the army, who had a sore toe, rode in on a mule with a faraway look but lively heels. Frank Daniels writes to a western paper that he has found that in musi cal comedy the tendency is to elimi nate tights. Now wait for the non theatergoing ladies of the W. C. T. U. to rise up and protest. According to Mark Twain there are only 14 Jokes in existence, all others being variations. The difficulty now would be in selecting the original 34, but perhaps Mark could do it. He’s responsible for several of them. Mr. Hobson of England has given our millionaire philanthropists the alternative of being known as really good men or types of the robber barons of ancient times. Well, this Is an Improvement on the original Hobson's choice. A Baltimore man whose wife went to South Dakota for a divorce Is try flag to beat her by getting one at bene before she has succeeded In establishing her case. True sports men and gallant will of course put up I Mr money on the lady. I DEATH OF ABRAM S. HEWITT EMINENT NEW YORK STATESMAN New Tork, Jan. 19.—Abram 8. Hew itt, former mayor of New Tork, and for many years representative in Con gress. died at 6 o’clock yesterday morning, in his eighty-first year, hav ing been critically 111 for ten days. With him at the moment of depth were his wife, bis three sons and three daughters. Mr. Hewitt, who has been in feeble health for some months, was attacked with obstructive Jaundice on January Bth, and from the first it was realized by his attending physicians, Dr. E. L. Keyes and Dr. E. L. Keyes. Jr., that there was practically no hope for the aged patient’s recovery. Abram Stevens Hewitt was born of old Huguenot stock at Ha verst raw, New York. In 1822. He was educated in the public schools and received a college course in Columbia University from a scholarship he wpn in compe tition among the anti re school system of New York City. In 1844 he was ad mitted to the bar, but instead of fol lowing that profession entered into a partnership with Edward Cooper, son of Peter Cooper, in the iron and hard ware business. At their works in New Jersey 3,000 men were employed. The policy of the firm toward the work men was always to take the latter in to Its confidence, and always to be on the best of terms with trades unions and special labor organisations. From 1878 to 1879. Mr. Hewitt testified be fore a congressional committee on the LAYING THE CORNERSTONES OF CHURCH AND UNIVERSITY Denver, Jan.' 18.—A News special • from Boulder yesterday says: A splendid sun welcomed the grand lodge of Masons,, the governor of the state, the members of the Legislature and educators from various portions of Colorado to Boulder to-day. The dual cornerstone laying which was sched uled for this day was carried off in very Impressive form. A library building for the State Uni versity and the new St. John's Episco pal church were the structures officially begun. Governor Peabody and his staff, a fine body of Knights Templar and dis tinguished Masons arrived on an early morning train and were kept busy throughout the day. The new church building Is to cost 926,000. It was dedicated in the morn ing. Among those on the platform at the dedication were many distinguished Masons, the governor and his staff. Bishop Olmstead, Rev. Cannon Blbbald of Boulder, Rev. C. H. Marshall, Rev. F. 8. Kramer, Rev. M. Woods tfhd Rev. Mr. O'Malley, all of Denver, and Rev. Mr. Crew of Fort Collins, Rev. Mr. Tummoa of Greeley and Rev. Mr. Mc- Laughlin of Longmont. At 2 o'clock in the afternoon the cor nerstone exercises for the new library building began on the campus in the presence of a notable gathering, includ ing the grand lodge of Masons of Col orado, the governor of the state and his staff, the members of the board of re gents, the Senate and House of the Fourteenth General Assembly and nota ble citizens. There was a very large attendance, the campus being covered with citizens on foot and in carriages. The Masonic ceremonies were fol lowed by addresses by Grand Master Dean, President Baker, Governor Pea body and Bishop Olmstead. FOUR HUNDRED HUNT COYOTES Denver, Jan. 18.—A Greeley special to the Republican last night says: Four hundred men and women on horses, with twenty stag-hounds and at least 100 persons in carriages and carts, participated in the long-antici pated coyote round-up east of Evans to-day. After an eventful chase the riders closed in on thirty-five coyotes and twenty-six of these were roped, or run down by the dogs and dispatched. No firearms were permitted, which ac counts for not all of the animals being slain. By 7 o’clock this morning the men began to gather from Roggen, Platte ville and Peckham. Later the Greeley, La Salle, Big Bend, Kersey and Evans parties Joined in. and the hunters start ed out in all directions over the sur rounding country for a distance of thirty miles. On the outer edge of the circle the men were from fifteen to twenty rods apart and drew closer together as they neared the center. The ground was carefully covered, and at 10 o’clock the first coyote was sighted. At 11:30 o'clock the hunters had gathered at the meeting-place, a basin-like field with an area of two square miles, sit uated eight miles southeast of Kersey. Thirty-five coyotes were in the field, circling and running back and forth. Riders entered the great arena and the excitement began. At 12 o’clock the first eoyote got through the line of horsemen and a bunch of dogs and a few riders started in pursuit. Dr. Lup er*s dog succeeded in capturing the, prise. This was one of the many excit ing nms in which men, horses and dogs matched speed and prowess with endurance with the wily coyote. By 2 o’clock the last animal was captured and the hunters counted twenty-six scalps as trophies of the chase. The bunt was planned by Charles HuffSmlth, editor of the Evans Courier, and on January 81st a similar hunt will to held. Wireless Private Messages. New York, Jan. 19.—Cuthbert Hall states, according to the London corre spondent of the Tribune, that wireless I telegraphic messages of a private char actsr are now paaatag regularly be twaea Engtaad aad Canada grievances of labor, the business wil run at a loss of 9100.000 per year. Dur ing the hard times the works have* closed down, and the firm finally wen out by taking advantage of the lov price of iron, and cleared 91.000.000 ou a deal in that metal. Mr. Hewitt mar ried the daughter of Peter Cooper in 1855. In 1874 Mr. Hewitt was elected to Congress, and with the exception cf one term, continued to serve there un til 1885. Mr. iiewltt was chairman of th3 Democratic national committee In 187$. The proclamation of the Democrats af ter the election to the effect that they had carried the country, was written by Mr. Hewitt, and tye manuscript cf it Is still in existence, with the margi nal notes in the bandwriting of Mr. Tilden. In October, 1886, a strong movement was made on tin part of the labor or ganizations of New York City to gain possession of the city government, re sulting in the nomination of Henry George for mayor. A union was ef fected and a party formed of Demo crats and Independents, by which Abram 8. Hewitt was nominated for mayor, while the Republicans set up the name of Theodore Roosevelt as their candidate. Roosevelt received 60,430, Henry George 68,110, A. S. Hewitt, 90,552. As mayor Mr. Hewitt made an en viable record. • The governor’s remarks were in part as follows: ‘This university, and this library building, will serve as time markers of progress. They record the educational advancement of Colorado. Other state institutions will be stirred to greater achievements and greater usefulness. Competition is the Incentive to pro gress. Without it we would to-day be doing business in the same clumsy, hampered manner which our forefath ers adopted. "So competition is always education al. and develops the better thoughts and ideas of mankind, and proves an Inspiration to higher and better en deavor. “New thoughts will be awakened by these ceremonies, new ambitions will be created and great achievements will certainly result, remembering that our individual efforts and desires for ad vancement should be in unison and harmony, not In discord, and that we should all be ntoved to nobler efforts to promote each other’s welfare.” The main portion of the new library building, which la now being erected, is 66x125 feet. It is to be two stories In height and to have a basement, and It will be seventy-five feet from ground to crest. The basement Is made of Boulder red stone, while the front steps will be of red sandstone from Ly ons. The surface wall will be of very light gray brick from Golden aad will be trimmed with sandstone of nearly the same color from the placer quar ries of Pueblo. The Inside walls of the building will be finished in the lat est highly Improved atucco work. The walnscotting is to be of vitrified brick. The building will be one of the finest structures In the state, though its coat is not to exceed 9160,000. It Is situat ed on the campus southwest of the main building. The architect is George W. Roe of Pueblo. GERMAN WARSHIP HAS TO RETREAT Maracaibo, Venezuela, Jan. 18.—The German cruiser Panther shelled Fort Bsn Carlos, at the entrance to Lake Maracaibo, yesterday, for one hour. The fort returned fire with four guns. The Panther withdrew in the direction of Curacao. Fort San Carlos is twenty-two miles from Maracaibo, and commands the entrance to the lake or inner bay. The correspondent here of the Asskk elated Press has received the following from General Bello, commander of the fort: “Yesterday afternoon at 12:30 Fort San Carlos was attacked and shelled without any provocation on our part; without previous notification or the delivering of an utllmatum. by the German cruleer Panther, which tried to force the entrance. After a fight lasting an hour, during which the fort used only four guns, the Panther was obliged to abandon the fight, and re treated in the direction of Curacao. The fort suffered no damage, and only three men were wounded." Suicide’s Remarkable Statement. Guthrie. O. T., Jan. 19.—Just prior to dying, D. E. George, an aged and wealthy citizen, made the statement that he was John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of President Lincoln. George attempted suicide at El Reno, and made a second and successful attempt in a hotel at Enid, taking poison. He stated that he had successfully eluded the officers after killing Lincoln had remained unknown to the waHd ever since. He was reputed to jhe wealthy, owning land in Oklahoma, 1 1- dian Territory and at Dallas, Teiai. Telegrams ask that the body be hell for identification. Royal Saxons Separate. Berlin. Jan. 19.—The legal represe - tatlves of the Crown Prince an I Crown Princess of Saxony have a-, ranged the terms for their separation. The Princess abandons all the title , rights and dignities appertaining i . her through her marriage and n Humes her maiden name. The Crow Prince has expressed his willingnso to pay her 97,600 yearly. The agrei meat does not mention the right c the Crown Princess to see her dren. WHEN BACKS ARE SAD. ! Bad backs are caused by sick kidneys. Most back ache pains are kidney pains. Backacho is the first symptom of kidney disor ders. Neglect the warning of the back, se- rious troubles follow. It’s only a short step to urinary derangements diabetes, dropsy, Bright’s disease. Read how to be cured: CASE NO. 24,613.—Mr. Joseph Calmes, foreman of the Harter mills, Fostoria, 0., says: “I Juat as ardently recommend Doan’s Kidney Pills today, and It is the month of October, 1899, as 1 did in the summer of 1896, when, after taking a course of the treatment, they cured me of kidney complaint and backache, which was often so acute that I was unable to sleep at night and had difficulty in remaining ou my feet all day. I am still free from the lumbago or any annoyance from my kidneys, and unhesitatingly declare that I am only too pleased to re-endorse my opinions of Doan's Kid ney Pills.” A FREE TRIAL of this great kid ney medicine which cured Mr. Calmea will be mailed on application to any part of the United States. Address Foster-Mllburn Co., Buffalo, N. Y. For cale by all druggists, price 60 cento per box. France Growing Rich. A statistical publication Just Issued at Paris presents an interesting show ing of the division of wealth In that country. The almost universal subdi vision of the land in France began with the first revolution and now there are 5,500,000 of peasants each owning s home and tract of land. But the same process has been going on in the leading forms of personal property. In 1830 there were but 125,000 holders of French rentes, or government se curities. Now there are over 2,000,000. Tabulations of the holdings of railway securities and bank shares make a similar showing. In retail trade there was an Increase of about seven per cent. In the past decade, while the number of concerns In the wholesale trade actually diminished in the same time. PREVENTS SMALLPOX. Alabastlne will not cure smallpox and other contagious diseases, once they have fastened their deadly grip upon their victims. It will do much, however, toward preventing their spread. It is a well recognised fact that car tain wall coatings do much to harbor disease germs nod propagate same; that of all coverings wall paper is the most likely to hold the germs of disease tor months and years. There are well authenticated cases where smallpox, scarlet fever and other germs have lain dormant for years, and have attacked persons afterward when the paper was removed. Kalaominea stuck on the wall with decaying glue are not much better than wall paper with its vegetable paste. Alabastlne is recommended gener ally by sanitarians, as a coating for walla in any style of work, as it is perfectly sanitary, is in the nature of a disinfectant, presents a perfectly hard surface, is manufactured from a cement haze, and does not furnish a lodgment ground for disease germs. Years ago these matters received but little attention, but modern scien tists becoming appalled at the spread of the dread disease, smallpox, and the difficulty in stamping it out, have gone to Investigating causes, and un hesitatingly say that improper wall coatings havo very much to do with this. Alabastlne is recommended to be used on all Infected walls, to destroy germs and to get walls once more ia a healthy condition. German Machinery. Lieutenant Garden of the United States navy, who went to London to see to the machinery exhibits from Europe for the St. Louis Exposition, says Germany’s machinery exhibits are calculated to startle the American people In an unusual way. The Pe-ru-na Almanac. The druggists have already been supplied with Peruna almanacs. There is sure to be a great demand for these 'almanacs on account of the articles on astrology which they contain. The subject of astrology is a very attrac tive one to most people. The articles on astrology in the Peruna almanac have been furnished by a very com petent astrologlst, and the mental characteristics of each sign is given, constituting almost a complete horo scope. A list of questions and answers on astrology sent free upon request. There will be a great rush for these books. Ask your druggist for one early before they are all gone, “But you’re not afraid of me, are you, Phyllis?” “No, sir.” “Then why won’t you sit on my lap?” “Because when I scolded sister last night she said It was all right for big girls but not for little girls.” Defiance Btarch is guaranteed biggest and best or money refunded, to ounces, 10 cents. Try it now. Miss Elderleigh—My friends say these photographs fall to do me Jus tice. Mr. Frank—Of course they do. But then Justice should always be tempered with mercy, you know. If smoking Interferes with your work, “cult working”—end amoks Baxter's BuWhead- t-cent «l«af. To speak of a “duck of a bonnet” May seem rather meaningless; still -There's something In this, think upon Ui A duck has a pretty big MIL OFFERED CARLETON HIS SEAT A Story That Is Told of ths Post on | On# of Hia Lectors Tours. I One evening, at Alliance, Ohio, Will Carleton, the poet, was on his way to the hall in which he was to lecture and read some of hia own poems that evening. He had told the committee that they need not call for him at his hotel; that he wanted a little “think” by himself, on the way over. Hotel and hall were quite a distance apart, and Carleton was in so much of a reverie as to be almost in dangfer of losing his way, when he was over taken and accosted by a blithe little Hebrew clothing dealer, who, evidently not knowing him and his habits of thought, struck up a friendly, general sort of conversation. "Good efening,” he said. “Vas you a-going to hear Carleton?” _ “I was,” replied the poet, sadly anrl "truthfully. “Am I in time to get there before be begins?” “Oh, sure! you haf lakesful of time," rejoined the other. “Haf you efer heard him?” "Yes," replied Carleton, mournfully. “Several times.” | .“Do you know him personal?” “Not very well,” replied Carleton, wearily. "Do you?” “Sure!” replied the clothing-store man. “I haf had some hot times with him in New York. He Is a high-roller, now, I tell you. He owes me for a suit of clothes now, but I do not press the bill.” “You will never get it,” replied Carleton. | “Veil, It Is all right if I don’t,” re plied the Hebrew. ‘We owe some thing to such men. Haf you a seat?” "Why, no,” replied the lecturer. "I thought it would be easy enough to se cure one when I got there.” “You will not,” replied the other. "They are all sold. But you seem ti be a good fellow, and you may haf mine, if you only bay the admission fee. I know the manager, and he vll put me somevheres.” The lecturer promised to avail him self, if necessary, of the other’s gener osity, and they went in together. II Is said that tha Jew's face was a study when he saw his “high-roller” compan ion throw off his overcoat and mount the platform.—lndianapolis Journal. The Wise Toad of Worceater. Among the favorite stories of Sena tor Hoar Is a tale of a remarkable toad, possessed of an intuitive knowl edge of antidotes. “I was out In my garden one day,” said the senior senator from Massa chusetts, “and noticed a load hopping along toward the veranda. At the edge oi the low flooring was a spider’s web straight across his path. Mr. Toad did not observe it, and plump he land ed suarely In It. This unceremonious and burglarious entrance naturally provoked the resident spider, who was strongly of the opinion that hia home was his castle. Accordingly he proceed ed to give the toad a most vicious bite. Instantly the toad hopped back on the lawn, found a bit of plantain leaf and chewed 1L Then back he hopped and hit the same obstruction, with the re sult that he got another bite. Seven times he repeated the attempt, each time going back to the plantain for an antidote for his wounds. At last he succeeded in demolishing the spider’s web and hopped on his way rejoicing." —New York Tribune. Revenue Marine Service Flag. The revenue marine service flag, au thorised by act of Congress March 2, 1799, was originally prescribed to “con sist of sixteen perpendicular stripes, alternate red and white, the union of the ensign bearing the arms of the United States in dark blue on a vkite field.” The sixteen stripes represented ths number of states which had been admitted to the union at that time and no change has been made since. Prior to 1871 It boreAn eagle in the union of the pennant, which was then substi tuted by thirteen blue stars in a .white field, but the eagle and stars are still retained In the flag. SS&O THE POPULAR UNI TO COLORADO SPRINOB, PUEBLO, CRIPPLE CREEK, LEAD VILLE, QLENWOOD SPRINGS, ASPEN, GRAND JUNCTION, BALT LAKE CITY, OGDEN, BUTTE, HELENA. SAN FRAN. CISCO, LOS ANOELES. PORTLAND, TACOMA, SEATTLE. REACHES ALL, THE PRINCIPAL TOWNS AND MINING CAMPS DC COLORADO. UTAH AND NEW MEXICO. THE TOURIST’S FAVORITE ROUTE .I , TO ALL MOUNTAIN RESORTS. l«g|f The only line pusing through Salt i.ni™ City en route to the Pacific Coast. THROnHH BBTWEBN DENVER and IIUIUUUU CRIPPLE CREEK SALT LAKE CITY 01 mm OLENWOOD SPRINGS PORTLAND ulium iUll ORAND JUNCT '°N SAN FRANCISCO LOS ANOELES Pip? amto,it.louis m sunmcuco. Uflllll DINING CARS jrarAagSUa X. T. JEFFERY, President. RUSSELL. HARDINQ.V.P.AGen.Mfr. J. M. HERBERT. * A. R HUGHES. a h. BABCOC^*« i o.g i R K. HOOPER. SHE TOOK NO CHANCES. This Littla Girl Uttariy Refused Is Name Satan. Mrs. C. was horrified to discover that her little 7-year-old daughter was acquiring the habit of Blinding very freely to the devil, and at last she told her determinedly that a repetition of the obnoxious -word would bring se vere punishment The child knew that her mother was in earnest, do she set a seal on her Ups. At last she seemed to have forgotten it but one Sunday Mrs. C., who had been too ill to go to church, asked her If she could tell what the minister had preached about in his sermon. “Oh, yes’m,” she answered; “he preached about our Lord going up into the mountain and being tempted by— oy—by the gentleman who keeps hell!” Bhe didn’t Intend to run any risks it being punished.—Llppincott’s. Why Boy Changed His Mind. While visiting a small but stirring city in the Middle West, Mr. Charles A. Moore of the firm of Manning, Maxwell £ Moore was entertained by a young married couple who are the parents of two very vigorous sons. The younger had frequently confided to his mother that he wished he and his brother had a baby sister. How ever, one afternoon he burst In upon her, bat In hand, and energy depicted In every line of his flushed, moist tit tle face, exclaiming: “Never mind, mother, about that sister; we have got to have another boy for our nine, and so I think ws’d better have a brother.”—New York Times. Tongue Reading. Linguistology is the most recent craze in Paris. If one prefers to call it glosaomancy, well and good. Under either name it means tongue reading and it threatens to compete with palmistry. A big tongue. It seems, Indicates frankness; a short tongue, dissimilation; a long tongue, garrulity and generosity; a narrow tongue, concentration and talent; a short, broad tongue, garrulity and un truth. The man with a very short and narrow tongue is a liar of true artist!'* merit. inißi i* iiiciiv. Gbrc' Tl, as£ me Pa*B *8 tFlfc ——ta— ■ ■ a. ■MRU ran Irlffta Imk iNMflta iMtttUi IruriJnd. Golorabo flMblanb •Railway Company Shortest Imnl Seat Mini Koute tarn ' CL H. EPBERa, O. P. A.