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MEEKER. .... COLO BA DO* Mark Twain seems to bare acquired the telegraph habit. Mary Mac Lane’s prolonged alienee looks ominous. A book may be im pending. Jeffries announces bis intention to kill Corbett. Let Corbett make a dou ble event of It A woman had rather be judged by style of her pompadour than the sice of her cerebrum. A Chicago man advertises a new remedy for sleeplessness. Moving to Philadelphia, probably. The man who forged the name of J. P. Morgan to checks knew how to dodge working a blind lead. “Pine people, fine country." any* Dr. Lorenz, speaking of America. Senti ments reciprocated, doctor! If China can succeed in getting a gun for each of her citizens she will worry the powers into a compromise. One of the best ways not to succeed la life is to spend your spare time reading articles on how to succeed in We. The question of who founded Rome Isn’t half so interesting as the identi ty of the gentleman who made her howl. Why should a man adopt the pro fession of burglary when the get-rich quick game will catch a sucker every minute? Pope Leo has written a poem on the best means of prolonging life. The name of his favorite breakfast food is not divulged. Cole Younger announces that he will go into the stock raising busi ness in Texas. Cole should do well at cattle lifting. The banishment of so many Ameri can dentists from the capitals of Eu rope will cause a frightful epidemic of toothache at court. If Washington were alive be might feel like trading his hatchet for a hammer and going out after some of the sons of his country. The Mississippi flows through a land of plenty—at least the scientists affirm that the water Is supporting a population of 4,000,000 to the cubic foot. Admiral Dewey’s personal share of the Manila prize money may not be very large, bat It will be enough to buy Mrs. Dewey another sealskin sack. " * Chamberlain is on his way home from South Africa. He admits that he Is wiser than before he started on the trip, but he doesn’t profess to be any happier. The insurgents have won a battle In Honduras. Reliable estimates place the loss of the government forces at one donkey and a bunch of bananas. * Even the organization of a gam blers’ trust can not change the num ber of fools born each minute, as the ratio is fixed by the immutable laws of nature. Even if the bill to make the cur rency more elastic should become a law, we should continue lo rubber at a new 20-dollar note just as hard as at present. The turf investment companies and the Insurance sharks have divided ter ritory in New York. One goes after the common people and the other after the corporations. On account of the sorrows of the famished sardine fishers of Brittany,, Bernhardt played the title role in the “Sorrows of Werther," and a very sad affair it must have been. Two more French deputies have made arrangements to fight a duel. French deputies are kept so busy fighting duels that they must have precious little time for political boss ing. British naval gunners have been making some good target practice of late. But. as the Irish duellist said, hitting a mark and hitting a man with a pistol in his hand are two different matters. The Frankfurter Journal, which began publication in 1673, has sus pended. Anything that has become so generally Identified with free luncties could not well hope to be a financial success. It is claimed that a Parisian has in vented an appliance which makes it possible for one to see without eyes. Now let some good-natured scientist fix it so that a man may think with out brains and everything will be lovely. A New York artist has lauded Tweed because he had imagination coupled with dishonesty. We take it for granted that the artist has Imagination, but we dislike to infer from his praise of dishonesty that he possesses Tweed's combination. COLORADO GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND DOINGS AT THE CAPITAL Governor Peabody sent to the Senate on the 20th instant the nominations of Rev. T. H. Malone and D. H. Dougan. both of Denver, to be members of the State Board of Charities and Correc tion. Governor Peabody has appointed Fernando H. Sutherland of Denver a member of the State Board of Dental Examiners, in place of H. F. Hoffman jf Denver, whose resignation was ac cepted. The adjutant general’s office has been moved into the basement of the capitol. Mrs. Grenfell, superintendent of public Instruction, gets the quarters on the first floor vacated by the war department. March 25th was the limit for the con sideration of its own measures by each branch of the legislature and now the House is working only on Senate measures and the Senate devoting all Its time to House measures. The question of settling the state printing accounts with the Smith- Brooks company was brought up in the House and a committee consist ing of Breckenridge, Aitken and Din kel, was appointed to act with a com mittee of two senators to see what ar rangement can be made for disposing of all outstanding accounts. Brecken ridge stated to the House that the bills which the state owed the printing company were over (37,000. No more money will be paid the Smith-Brooks company until a committee reports. Governor Peabody has received an opinion from Attorney General Miller, to whom he had referred »he charges filed for former Superintendent Mrs. F. M. Irish of the State Industrial School for Girls against the board of control of that institution. In effect the opinion holds that the school is under the absolute control of the board. “Under these circumstances,’’ said the governor, “I shall take no no tice of the complaint of Mrs. Irish, as that is a matter between herself, a dis charged employe of the school, and the members of ttye board.” The following Benate bills have al ready been passed by the House: S. B. Nos. 18 to 22, Senator Bailey, relating to the juvenile court; 8. B. No. 26, Sen ator Griffith, regulating the sale of stocks In bulk; 8. B. No. 52, Senator Clayton, concerning an act to exempt certain wages of debtors; 8. B. No. 35, Senator Moore, providing an appro priation for State Penitentiary; 8. B. No. 44. Senator West, providing for the payment of park expenses. State Indus trial School; S. B. No. 33, Senator Lew is, providing appropriation for State Insane Asylum; S. B. No. 91, Senate; Bailey, providing for appointment of bailiffs of District Courts, etc. - Summary of Decision. Following is a summary of the Su preme Court decision in the home rule amendment case. The court declares: That a trifling difference between the Journals of the two bouses does not affect the validity of the amend ment That the point raised as to alleged loos of property by the division of Ar apahoe county la worthies*', because the Legislature has full power to di vide counties. That the claim that the city and county of Denver will be an indepen dent sovereignty within the state is worthless, because the general laws of the state will continue to operate in the city and county just as they al ways have done. That the failure of an actual major ity of the persons voting at the elec tion to vote in favor of the amendment is not a point to be given any consid eration. That the Taylor amendment of four years ago, authorizing the submission of amendments to six articles of the constitution, was valid, and that amendments to six articles may be submitted by the Legislature. That amendment of the constitution may be made by addition of a new ar ticle and is not restricted to a mere change in some article already in the instrument. That the home rule amendment as submitted was only one amendment; that amendment by implication of oth er articles does not make it more than one amendment, and that a single amendment may contain several sub jects. provided they are germane to the general subject of the amendment. If an amendment is submitted in ac cordance with the rules laid down in the constitution Itself and receives a majority of the votes cast on it, it is a valid amendment and becomes a part of the constitution. The court holds that the home rule amendment was properly submitted and. having re ceived a majority from the people, is now part of the constitution of the state. House Appropriations. nwuM nppivui ■■tiuiip. On March 20th the House passed on third reading the following bills: H. B. 20. Dolph—Appropriating $59.- 500 for the School for Deaf and Blind, at Colorado Springs. H. B. 124, Breckcnrldge—Appropri ating $60,000 for the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Home at Monte Vista. H. B. 332, Meserve —Appropriating $200,000 for the State Penitentiary at Canon City. H. B. 55. Tomkins—Appropriating $75,000 and earnings for the State Re formatory at Buena Vista. H. B. 7. Church —Appropriating $95.- 000 for the State Industrial School at Golden. Colorado. H. B: 56, Tomkins—Appropriating $50,000 for repairs and improvements at Buena Vista. H. B. 105. Mrs. Ruble—To appropri ate $30,000 for State Industrial School tor Girls. H. B. 150, Mrs. Ruble—To appropri ate $100,000 for State Home for Depen dent and Neglected Children. H. B. 296, Watson—To provide for local option. H. B. 373. Madden —To pension fire men in cities of over 100.000 popula tion. H. B. 228. Stubbs —Relating to stock transfer books of .corporations. H. B. 174. Whinnery—Fixing salary of state auditor at $3,000 per year. H. B. 212. McKlnsie—Relating to employment of women and children la —■inn and mlnse. During the discussion of the age of consent bills the House went into ex ecutive session. The debarte occupied nearly all the afternoon. As adopted, the bill raises the age of consent tc eighteen years and places violations of the law in which children under six teen years of age are concerned In the class with felonies. The penalty ia very severe. Violations regarding children over sixteen yearn are misdemeanors Curator Ferril of the State Histori cal and Natural History Society, has displayed in the front door of the de partment a draped engraving of the late W. N. Byers, president of the so ciety since 1897. The society has only had two presidents since its organiza tion In 1879, and both have died this winter. Dr. Bancroft was president from 1879 unfil Mr. Byers succeeded him in 1897. Attorney General Miller is flooded with telegram*. telephone messages and letters asking the status of the Rush bill. They confess ignorance on the subject and want information, in view of the approaching spring elec tion. Mr. Miller’s stenographer is kept busy writing the replies. Mr. Mil ler states in his replies that the amend ment was carried, the courts have sus tained Its legality and that Its provis ions must be enforced. Governor Peabody on March Slat granted an unconditional pardon to Albert H. Flood, whi was serving a one-year sentence in the county jail for involuntary manslaughter. On Sep tember 10th last Flood quarreled with Patrick J. Moore, a carpenter, who then resided at No. 1067 Knox court. Moore entered Flood’s butcher shop at No. 2534 West Colfax avenue, to pro test because it was alleged the butcher had sold him 50 cents’ worth of taint ed meat. A fight between the men en sued and Moore received a knife wound from which he died. The trial of Flood which quickly followed in the West Side court, attracted considerable attention on account of the vigorous fight which the defense presented and the strenuous efforts of the labor un ion friends of the dead man to have the defendant convicted of murder and sentenced for a long term. Flood was convicted October 26th, and has been in the county jail since, although charges were frequently made that he was allowed more liberties than pris oners usually enjoy, including frequent visits to his wife and children. The grounds on which the governor ex tended executive clemency was that the widow of the murdered man has five small children, and has been de pendent on charity for support; fhat the friends of Flood have recently con tributed to a fund of $1,000 for her maintenance and which fund has been presented to her; that Mrs. Moore pe titioned for clemency tor Flood, Join ing Mrs. Flood In this plea; that Mrs. b lood and her children also have been helpless since the incarceration of the husband and father. Bills Passed by the Senate. On March 23d the following bills were passed by the Senate on third reading: S. B. No. 114, by Buckley—To create a fish and game commission and pre scribing seasons for game shooting and making many other amendments to the existing law. S. B. No. 47. by J. F. Adams—To cre ate a highway commission to work in harmony with the contemplated United States commission for the con struction of a national highway across the continent. S. B. No. 167, by Lewis—To create a state commission for the supervision of traveling libraries. 8. B. No. 82, by Jefferson—To pro vide additional bounties on wolvea, mountain lions and coyotes. 8. B. No. 130, by Rush—To prescribe methods under which corporations may merge. H. B. No. 370, by Madrid and Breck enridge—To permit diversion of water from irrigating ditches, a measure es pecially passed for the accommodation of the towns of Conejos county, where the ditches are desired as source of domestic supply. S. B. No. 87, by Jefferson—To ap propriate (350 for repairs at the Routt county fish hatchery. S. B. No. 94, by Jefferson—To appro priate (2,000 for a fish hatchery in Grand county, the site to be contribut ed gratia. S. B. No. 48, by Ballinger—To appro priate (2.000 for a fish hatchery in Park county, provided a site be .se cured gratuitously. S. B. No. 259. by Bard!* —To author ize corporations to collect (2 a year road tax in each county from each em ploye and reserve ten per cent, com mission. S. B. No. 64. by Hill—To amend the law governing prise fights and spar ring exhibitions, and making the en gaging in such exhibitions a misde meanor and declaring the survivor in a fistic encounter resulting in death of one of the participants guilty of murder. S. B. No. 238, by Ewing—To appro priate (2,000 for a fish hatchery in Rio Grande county, provided the site 'be contributed gratis. H. B. No. 38. to appropriate (50,000 for the prosecution of work on state canal No. 1 at Canon City, was passed by the Honse on March 23d by a vote of 37 to 21. after a stormy debate In which Governor Peabody was bitterly attacked by several members. Such a measure received the ht-arty indorsement of the State Federation of Women's Clubs, as well as the State Federation of Labor. House bill No. 35. by Mr. Moler. passed the Senate March 24th. It la a bill prohibiting the employment of children sixteen years old. or under, “In any mill, factory, manufacturing establishment, shop or store, or in or about coal or other mines, or any oc cupation which may be deemed un healthful or dangerous, for a greater number than eight hours in the twen ty-four.” and no woman la to he em ployed in any occupation requiring her to be on her feet more than an eight hour day. The hill was amended so aa to make it inrlude some of the feat ure* of senator Rallinvar'* hill. DEAF MADE TO HEAR. Remarkable Invention of Mr. Hutch In eon Works Successfully. Another Interesting demonstration of the powers of the “Acoustlcon” has been given in New York City by the Inventor. Miller Reese Hutchinson. Mr. Hutchinson selected as subject? for the experiment several inmates of the New York Institution for the In struction of Deaf and Dumb. Bora? had been stricken with deafness at too early an age to remember what the meaning of sound was, and one young girl in particular almost went Into spasms of delight when the ear-piece waa adjusted and she heard the strains of music. Mark Twain was In the little audi ence. as was also Mrs. George Dewey, wife of Admiral Dewey. There was one skeptic present. He was deaf, but had no faith in the invention, so he asked to be put in the chair. This was done and his face flushed with surprise when he was able to distin guish ‘‘mamma’’ from “papa.” Mr. Hutchinson said, “Hello!" to him and he repeated it. A number of other teats were made and all were successful. New Antarctic Discoveries. President Markham of the Royal Geo graphical society, commenting on the achievements of the British Antarctic ship Discovery, says it has been proved conclusively that the greater part of the Antarctic region is a vabt conti nent. Captain Scott, commander of the Dis covery. penetrated 100 miles further south than any previous explorer and discovered an extensive mountainous region, hitherto absolutely unknown, extending to 83.20 south. He thinks this Indicates that the land stretches to the pole in a series of lofty mountains, which is considered to be far tbs most important geographic result ever achieved in Antarctic explorations. The Discovery wintered 400 miles fur ther south than any vessel had pre vlouily wintered. “Kidney Colds” K jA Nothing will iff "lay you up," !W “play you out,” rTJ “put you to bed” P/ quicker than a . i kidney cold. y Thousands yL feel the first ef- feet of colds in the kidneys; back ache, rbeumat ic pains, urinary disor ders, retention of the urine, infrequ~~t and too frequent urinary discharges tell of kidneys out of order. Doan’s Kidney Pills cure Kidney Ills from common backache to danger ous diabetes. A. T. Ritenour. owner of the wood yard at 125 East Cork street, Winches ter, Va., says: “Ever since I had la grippe I have been a sufferer from kidney troubles, which made them selves apparent In racking pains through the region of the Jcldneys and across the small of my back. The pains were alwaya severe, and some times so sharp and biting that they compelled me to take to my bed. The kidney secretions furnished further evidence of disorders. They were off color, Irregular, and painful of pas sage. Added to this there was an an noying weakness. "The newspaper advertisements of Doan’s Kidney Pills attracted my at tention, and I procured a box of that remedy at Franck Baker A Sons’ drug store. The relief I experienced was magical. The pills lifted me from my bed of sickness, placed me on my • feet, and made me a well man. 1 can work as well as ever. Doan’s Kidney Pills, I believe, saved my life. They are a great remedy to stop kid ney troubles resulting from colds." A FREE TRIAL of this great kid* ney medicine which cured Mr. Rit» nour will be mailed on application to any part of the United States. Ad* dress Foster-Milbum Co., Buffalo, N. Y. For sale by all druggists; price, 50 cc-*- per box. WEATHERWISE B THt MAN WHO WEAK SLICKERS v\«\A reputation extending over state-six yeere end our guarantee ore back ef oormerttbeeinoThe •sioNor.THe fm3h. > Y\*''Nyniere ere eutrgr MtetiOM. .bksH' B* *ure of the nuts, i®Tul\TOW£fi on the Mtons 7CN/N' f oiiaut mnmt _ m war rat nm ■m You can buy of us at whole* sale prices and save money. Our 1,000-page catalogue tells the story. We will send it upon receipt of 15 cents. Your neighbors trade with us— why not you ? 4 CHICAGO The house that tells the truth. FKE COURSE II SMRISH SITU Mfl BUT*. ImW. vMlnee. •• •V* *r • HT. r»*.. See-—. Tele. W. N. Ui-DINVM.-NO.-14.1903 WhM Answering Advertisements Kindly Mention This Paper. TO READ BIBLE THROUGH. Eight Months Is Estimated as the Necessary Tims. “Did you ever figure out how long It would take you to read the Bible?" asked an observant man. “Well, you would be surprised to know In what a short space of time you could finish the last chapter of the Holy Book. Of course there are different ways of reading. . There are In the Old and New Tes taments combined a total of sixty-six books, containing 1,189 chapters, 31.- 173 verses, and a total of 773,692 words, approximately. ’The Old Tes tament contains thirty-nine books, 929 chapters. *23.214 verses, and ap proximately 592,239 words, while in the New Testament there are twenty seven books. 260 chapters. 7,959 verses, and 181,253 words approxi mately. Adding these together, we get the total given. How long will it take a person to read the Old Testa ment. with its 592,230 words, or the 181,253 words of the New Testament? And how long to read the 773,692 words of both? A man can read un derstandlugiy 100 words, every min ute. By hurrying a man can read 160 words, or probably more. I will as sume that a man can read critically, mat is, carefully and at least sixty words a minute. That is slow reading, being only 3,600 words an hour. Suppose a man should devote an hour a day to the Bible. “At this rate he would read 108,000 words in thirty days, or in a month’s time. At this rate he would read the Old Testament in leas than six months, and he could finish the New Testament in less than two months." Love’s Miracle. ’TIs not the touch of hands, ’tls not the light Shining from eyes that tenderly do gase On the beloved face, ’tls not the praise Of spoken words or sung, that may aright Reveal the spirit’s worship; these give sight Of love’s fair flower and tender leafy sprays; But love's fruition must be found In ways More subtly sought, and moods more rec ondite. ’Tls rather in the hours when far apart From the clear sight of her whose very . thought Hallows the soul, the hours with mem ories fraught. With yearnings filled, when the eyelids start Unbidden tears; love’s miracle then wrought Touches with fire the altar of the heart. —William Morton Payne in Atlantic Monthly. Quscr Feature of Drought A curious feature of the recent break-up of the protracted and devas tating drought In Australia was the number of miniature volcanic explo sions In various parts of the common wealth. The ground bad become so parched and dry that it tracked, and the fissure* thus formed became the receptacles of heated air. When the long-prajed-for downpour of rain came at last the water met the hot air in these fissures, and little gey sers and volcanoes were manufacur ed In a moment Many farmers, hear ing explosions and seeing columns of steamy stuff arising from the earth, wondered what new plague had come to afflict them. Snuff Dipping in New York. “Don’t for one minute think the poor whites in the mountain regions of the South are the only ones who ‘dip’ snuff,’’ said a wholesale tobac conist. “We sell a lot of snuff right here in New York, and It is ‘dipped’ just as it is in the South. The habit became pronouaced in New York about two years ago. “Snuff is much cheaper than tobacco and it is flavored with all sorts of perfumery nowadays, making it less distasteful than the brand sold a good many years ago. Men and women use It, and I think I am conservative when I say at least 25,000 pounds of snuff were sold here last year.”—New York Press, sums » THE POPULAR LINE TO COLORADO SPRINGS. PUEBLO, CRIPPLE CREEK. LIAO. • VILLE, OLENWOOD SPRINGS. ASPEN. GRAND SALT LAKE CITY, OGDEN, BUTTE. HELENA, SAN FRAN. r CISCO. LOS ANGELES, PORTLAND, TACCTS/C SEATTLE. REACHES ALL THE PRINCIPAL TOWnI AND MINING CAMPS TW COLORADO, UTAH AND NEW MEXICO. “ P 3 ™ THE TOURIST’S FAVORITE ROUTE . ! TO ALL MOUNTAIN RESORTS. -jOTO The only line parsing thrcyigh Salt Lake City en route to the Pacific Coast. THROUGH |“r““.P EN Y£R*“ SLEEPING Sa- wu. PARC WI«M. ST. mil lit SU FRARCISCD. UAliu DINING CARS oa aU Through Train*. m. T. JEFFERY. President. • RUM ELL. HARDING. VP* GpnMgr J. H. HIRBKRT. M.-gT’- A . a HUGHER. O.n. ' H BABCOC^.n*Eii2'Cf r: u > SS: *■ K - ""o'’'" l - °' n GAMES FOR WINTER EVENINGS fluggsstlona for Som* trmple and Amusing Diversions. As it appears that all the world Is not expert enough to play either bridge or ping-pong, certain philan thropists are casting abont for less la borious diversions suitable for winter evenings. Among the suggestions made in various quarters, we find our selves most in sympathy with a corre spondent’s plea for a revival of onomaacy—or divination by names. It is a humble, a quiet and a restful past tlme, suitable for the ordinary man and the normal home. All that is re quired in the way of paraphernalia is a box of ivory or cardboard letters. One person takes a name such as Kitch ener or Livingstone, and gives it to the others, who see what appropriate sentences may be constructed from tbe letters. We are reminded of those old but excellent specimens of onomans: “Gladstone—“G leads not." and Disraeli—“l lead. Sir.” The same correspondent quotes as an example of his own ingenuity, Charles H. Spur geon—“Oh, preacher's lungs." Others will occur to the reader. Among the various games of a similar nature, we may mention the game of Consonants, In whirh one person gives the conson ants of a word in their rightful order, omitting ail the vowels. For instance, from “s, c. r,” the guessers have to construct ’saucer”; or, worse, still, from “r, p”—Europe. This game among amateur lexicographers may i)6 come almost profound, but it is merely Intended for the average per son. Liability to Deafness. A French surgeon says that men are more subject to aural diseases than women, says Golden Penny, and that out of every seven middle-aged per sona there are two who do not hear as well with one ear as with the other. In every thousand children under fif teen years of age four show symp toms of some ear diseases, and six a marked deficiency in hearing power. The liability to disease increases from birth, to the age of forty, and then be gins gradually to decrease as old age advances. Out of the total number of cases subjected to surgical treatment, it is estimated that about 53 per cent are cured and 30 per cent permanently relieved. ©we’ rate pass fFUs liiitH Part Srippls Cn* hmtMi StVJmIL Golorabo flMblan* - ■Railway Company Shortest Imnl Best Mm Vonte hm C. H. SPEERS, G. P. A.