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MtiEKER. COLORADO. A Great, Good Charity. « wail Tha latest charitable enterprise of Helen Oould If notable not only la li mit, bat for lta suggestion of away la which the city alums may be meas urably cleared of a large class of per sons who, helpless there, misht in a different i *-n vironmeat become Indus trious sad Independent. Miss Gould has purchased near Greeley. In Colora do. a tract of 100.000 acres. Bhe is ready to expend 9100,000 for Imple ments, seed and fencing. The land ts to be sold in small tracts, and the buyers who prove themselves worthy will be allowed easy terms of pay ment. They will have the advantage of Instruction. With access to a library, and the sanitation of the tract will be superintended by shilled and prdctlcal directors. Early la the operation the shiftless will be weeded out. No bet ter choice of location could have been made. The town of Greeley was set tled many years ago by colonists frotn the east Inspired by the advice of Tibrace Greeley. From the begin ning, says Philadelphia Ledger, it has been conducted in as orderly a fash ion as any New England village. No Iquor has ever been sold there; no ' oujh characters ever found it con genial. It has developed Into a pros •perous and beautiful little city of well frapt streets and neat and luxurious homes. It is in the midst of a vast stretch of fertile land adapted to grains and fruits, and absolutely un equaled for the quality and yield of Its potatoes. A temperance crusade in England seems to have taken on much tbs same aspect as many famous recent court trials, Inasmuch as it is largely a matter of expert opinion. The tem perance leaders were •somewhat set back by a manifesto published In The London Lancet, the great medical publication of England, In which id eminent professors and practitioners testified, over their own names, that alcohol has valuable qualities as food aad medicine, giving that article a strong recommendation for usefulness and merit Now the temperance men are trying to get a testimonial to the opposite elect from the same or a larger number of equally prominent profCmkmnla. But would not such n procedure leave the matter just about where It was before, .asks the Troy Times, with the public compelled to make up Ha mind solely on its own construction of testimony sands addi tionally confusing because doctors of vuch standing so utterly disagree? And where does moral suasion come In? Good Housekeeping. There Is no preservative of love In married life so sure ns good house keeping; 'Md there Is no profession so absorbing, and demanding preparation and skill, as that of the housewife. When a young woman marries she as really enters upon the practice of a life profession as does a young man when he la admitted to the bar, or graduates a physician, after three or four years spent la preparation. The man la willing to equip himself fully for his part of the partnership. Does It seem businesslike and good faith, aaka New York Weekly, fyr a woman to take the place of the second part ner with a most indifferent training, or none at all? Columbia university. New York, la to have a mathematical museum, the nucleus of which will be the collec tion of mathematical • models pur chased for the university by ex-Preai dent Seth Low at- the world’s Colum bia exposition In Chicago in 1193 and presented by him to the department of mathematics. Among other things will be n collection of models con structed by Dr. Martin Schilling of Halle, Germany, and also one belong ing to Prof. Weiner of Darmstadt and n set of mathematical Instruments from the Institute of Dr. O. Coradi of Zurich. The new post office building la the Cfty of Mexico Is the first government building In Mexico of any architec tural design worthy of the name. It is of fireproof construction. Its frame being the first steel frame to go up in the city. Architecturally the new post office Is unexcelled by nay build ing In the country, and ns n thing of real beauty surpasses, in the opinion of many, even the congressional li brary at Washington. It Is far su perior to any office building owned by the United States government. Mr. Schwab’s program immensely simplifies the situation. All we have to do ts to hustle right hard and well catch np with all that overcapitalisa tion. But, meantime, haven’t some re sourceful financiers got away with our money? The war department has ordered an army officer to ride horseback from Portland, Ore., to New York. Perhaps this is a gentle hint to the transconti nental railroads which eead in each length" accident repor New Governor of Jamaica. Sydney Oliver, who has bean appointed governor of Jamaica to succeed Sir Alexander Swettenham, was born in 1869, graduated at Corpus Chrlatl col lege, Oxford unlvoreity, and In ISS2 entered the colonial office. In 1890-1891 he was acting colonial secretary of British Honduras. In 1895-1899 he wee auditor general of the Leeward islands and was later private secretary to the carl of Selbomo, secretary of ths West India royal commission, colonial sco re ter y of Jamaica and acting governor of Jamaica. In 1898 he was sant to Washington to assist In the negotiation of reciprocity treaties on behalf of the West Indian colonies. DOOM FOR DERELICTS. NEW BRAND OP DESTROYER BUILDING FOR ATLANTIC. Revenue Cutter No. 17 Will Be Ae signed to link These Pleating Hulks Which Are a Men ace to Navigation. Washington.—Officials of the reve nue cutter service are looking forward to the completion of the new derelict destroyer, revenue cutter 17, with high expectations of her usefulness. She will be the first craft of her kind to become part of the service, and when completed, some time next year, the ability of the “watchdog" branch of the treasury department to cope with dangers and emergencies that now seriously strain the bureau will be largely increased. At present all the work that will fall BAYS POTATOES HAVE SOULS. Mystle Maeterlinck’s Announcement Gives Vegetarians Brainstorm. Parla.—What are the vegetarians to eat now? They abhor flesh because they re fuse to slaughter pensive beeves, play ful lamba and joyous calves. Now Maurice .Mater 11 nek has carried con steraatiOß Into the vegetarian camp and baa greatly disturbed their diges tions by his book on the tntelllgeqce of plant life. • Maeterlinck thinks he proves that plants are as purposeful, as reason able. as conscientious as most hu mans, even as most vegetarians. In general the vegetarians are mystics and so they worship Maeterlinck. What are they to eat If, as he Insists, cereals have souls, green peas have a purpose in life and potatoes have white sweet souls? Prince Troubetskol, the sculptor, who la a vegetarian, had a talk with Maeterlinck on this pussling subject at the salon. Troubetskol has sincere scruples against tasting meat, against slaying sentient beings to devour their flesh. His distress was almost tragic as be questioned Maeterlinck, who could oonsole him only with: ‘‘Never fear, prince. He who Uvea most eat." Bnt he did not say what, so the princely sculptor Is at his wits* end to choose a food which will sustain life, but which gives up no Ufe In be coming food. "BOARD WALK" IS TO GO. Blockc of Tile Will Displace Famous Wooden Atlantic City Promenade. Atlantic City, N. J.—A block of the famous boardwalk paved with tile Imported from Holland, where similar paving la In use, wIU be one of the liovelties for the summer visitors of the coming season, who will .be asked to pa-u their opinion on wooden block and concrete as a footway for the es planade. The experiment In making a change in the flooring of the walk la be lug tried with the object of disoover tng some paving anbatltute that will better stand the travel of the thou sands of promeoadera than the planks now In use. Tha wear on the board floor Is enormous, and ns feminine visitors refuse to stand for the planking when it becomes In the least bit worn or splintered from wear, the yeerly bill for lumber and laying la becoming an HOD of heavy drain oe the finances of the resort. to the new destroyer must be done by the revenue cutters, which are neither built nor equipped for such service. When No. 17 is launched she will In all probabiUty get a name, for one can hardly Imagine a successful launching without a naming, and neither the sec retary of the treasury nor the chief of the revenue cutter service would wish to humiliate the new ship by sending her out among her sister ships with no more idee of typifying title than that which is given n convict In the penitentiary or a brick house In a row. Aa the new destroyer Is to he unique In many ways, she will also be assign ed to the other entters In the servtoe. She will* have a steaming radios-of b.OfiQ miles without stopping to ftaafc will he provisioned for much longer cruises than she will ever be likely to make, and will be equipped with powerful derricks, the most Improved Where Heroes Sleep. Monument to the unknown dead and the Temple of Feme In the national military cemetery at Arlington here sleep about 17,000 soldiers who died in War for the Union. It Is consecrated ground to which thousands come every year from the north, south, east and west to honor these who gave their lives that the country might live. TO LIVE ON LODE ISLE PROP. WATSON, SCIENTIST, PLANS CRUSOE ADVENTURE. University of Chicago Instructor Will Take Up Residence on One of Toe tugae to Study Strange Bird for Carnegie Institute. Chicago.—Robinson Crusoe’s adven tures on his desert Isle In the Pacific ocean are to have a aequel In real life. Prof. John B. Watson, a member of the psychology department of the University of Chicago, left the other day for ft desolate and uninhabited Isle in the Gulf 6f Mexico, where he will live, attended only by a servant, in the interests of science. His destination Is not recorded on many maps, the island, being out of the path of commerce, unpeopled, and for the most part barren of vegetation. It ts a member of the Dry Tortugas group and la 70 miles off the west coast of Florida. The nearest point accessible to the Island la Key Wcf* Prof. Watson's purpose in his v’.slt to the Island to to study a species of life-saving apparatus and with a maga zine in which wIU be high explosives in sufficient quantities to blow hall the battle ships In the world out ol the sea.' The gunpowder and dyna mite, however, will not be spent ts destroy life, but to save It. The ships that she will stuck art those that have outlived their usefal ness and have passed from the service of civilisation to the class of human enemies. The half-sunken derelkiti that float silently up add down sad across the paths of commerce, claim ing as victims the finest ships, with their crews and passengers, will be 1h« prey of No. 17, and no mercy will be shown when these mysterious foe* are found, it Is expected that in life Bavlng work the new revenue cuttei will prove as valuable as In the more sensational nnd noisy pursuit of de;e licts. Her field of operations will be com paratively restricted, with Nova Sco tla on the north, the Bahamas on tb« south and the mid-Atlantic on tfif east. Her duty will be to keep the paths of ocean commerce clear, ana the field is large enough to occupj all the time of her swift engines. TLI other side of the ocean will be p* trolled by the ships of Great BrlUll or the powers of the continent. V/hen storms along the seaboard im peril passenger ships or there Is othet work cut out for lifesavers, revenus cutter 17 will be summoned by wire less if she Is at sea, and ky land wlrS if In port, and will hasten to tbe scene That she will give a good account o» herself In every emergency the reve nue cutter officials feel certain, an 4 are concerned now only In expedltlnl the construction of the sadly needed ship. ____ LORDS BUY 2,000 PRAIRIE DOGS. Brltlshsre, Soaking Sport, to Stock Hunting Preserves with Thom. Huron. S. D. —Two thousand prairie dogs at three dollars each at shipping point have been contracted for by English lords who have exterminated tbe rabbit* and hares on their shoot ing preserves In England and are lan guishing for sport. Mrs. Nellie Madden, of Waukon, Wls., having contracted to supply this number of the dogs, has with* drawn her farm north of this city from tbe market, believing Its value has enhanced Immeasurably by tbe de mand for prairie dogs, with which It to overrun. It to believed the English noblemen have bucked up against an other Yankee game, and that tha character of the prairie 'dogs has been misrepresented to them. The animals are the slxe of an over grown rat, live In communities, theft holes connected with outlets every rod or two. They are spry enough tc arouse the sporting blood of the Brit ish, bat when wounded drop Into tbeli bolek or if dead their fellows quickly drag them In. It to mere pot-hunting to shoot them, but to entrap 3,000 of them will afford a nice problem fot the venders. birds believed to be extinct In many parts of the world, and of rare value* to xoologists and psychologists Scl-' entlsts have made repeated observa tions on the Islands off the east coast of Florida, and expect rich findings by Prof. Watson. Little Is known of the birds which he will study. It Is believed that those which nest shout the Island have kept sway from mankind for centuries, and his observations may solve some of the missing paleontological links. For a long time these birds have excited wonder zoologists, and no attempt has been made to study them until the Carnegie Institute asked Prof. Watson to make the In vestigation at Its expense. The psy chologist set ont with an the knowl edge about the birds attainable, bat he declared he knew almost absolutely nothing about them. Prof- Watson has attained note re cently by hla experiments with white mice. He has worked to prove that 1 they Save an extra sense not found In man. This Is a sense of direction, la addition to sight, smell, feeling, taste aad hearing. He obtained n leave of absence from tbe university nnd will be gone for a length of time. He took with him a man to cook nnd care for his siporl mental luggage. THE MEEKER STABLES H. S. H4RP, Proprietor * All kinds of Livery Turnouts, Badd!o Horess and svcrythlng connected with a first-class livory estsbllshmenL Good Feed and Good Care Given all Horses Stabling at the Meeker. ■ tiL- -*•» L —.—. Low*ftates to Commercial Travelers on “Round the Circle” Trips. RIGS FOR THE RANGELY OIL FIELDS THE POPULAR LINE TO Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Cripple Creek. Leadvllle, Glen wood Springs. Aspen, Grand Junction, Salt Lake City, Ogden, Butte, Helena, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Porte land, Tacoma, Seattle. Reaches all the Principal Towns and Mining Camps In Colorado, Utah and New rtexico. 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