■■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
Reports from Florida indicate thai
the orange crop has been constructive
The new French minister to Vene
zuela Is named Wiener. Punsters, do
With surpluses wiped out, the insur
ance agent 'will be shorn of balf hia
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
The crown princess of Saxony and
her very dear friend, the French tutor,
talk of coming to America, the home
There is a growing suspicion that
some of the crowned heads are anx
ious to take the conceit out of the
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
A library building for the State Uni
versity and the new St. John's Episco
pal church were the structures officially
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
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.
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
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
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
In 1874 Mr. Hewitt was elected to
Congress, and with the exception cf
one term, continued to serve there un
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.
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.
As mayor Mr. Hewitt made an en
• The governor’s remarks were in part
‘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
"So competition is always education
al. and develops the better thoughts
and ideas of mankind, and proves an
Inspiration to higher and better en
“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.
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
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
“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
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
WHEN BACKS ARE SAD.
! Bad backs
are caused by
the back, se-
rious troubles follow.
It’s only a short step to urinary
derangements diabetes, dropsy,
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
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
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
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
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
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
Alabastlne is recommended to be
used on all Infected walls, to destroy
germs and to get walls once more ia
a healthy condition.
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
"Yes," replied Carleton, mournfully.
| .“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
“You will never get it,” replied
| “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.
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
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
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
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
“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
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
inißi i* iiiciiv.
Gbrc' Tl, as£
me Pa*B *8
——ta— ■ ■ a.
' CL H. EPBERa, O. P. A.
xml | txt