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ROCKY FORD. - - COLORADO. Bacon. Do you remember what Charles l-iimb Buys about roast pig? llow he falls Into an ecstasy of laudation, spelling the very name with small cap itals, as If the lower cuse wero too mean for such a delicacy, and break ing away from the cheap encomiums oi ;ho vulgar tongue to hall St in sonorous Latin as prlnclpes obsonlor um. There Is some truth In his com pliments. no doubt; but they are wasteful, excessive. Imprudent. Fbr If all this pralso is to be lavished on plain, fresh. Immature, roast pig, what adjectives shall we find for the riper, richer, rnoro subtle and sustaining viand, broiled bacon? asks Henry Van Dyke, In Scribner's. On roast pig a man cannot work; often he cannot sleep, 1 1 ho havo partaken of It Im moderately. Hut bacon “brings to its sweetness no satloty." It strengthens the arm while It satisfies tho palate. Crisp, Juicy, savory; delicately salt as the breeze that blows from tho sea; faintly pungent as the blue smoko of Incense wafted from a clean wood fire; aromatic, uppetizlng. nourishing, a stimulant to tho hunger which It ap peases. tis the matured bloom and consummation of the mild little pig. spared by foresight for a nobler fate than Juvenile roasting, and brought by art and man’s device to a perfection surpassing nature. All the problems of woodland cookery are best solved by the baconian method. And when we say of one escaping great disaster that ho has "saved his bacon.** we say that tho physical basis and tho quin tesslnal comfort of bis life aro un touched and secure. New Plan to Save Child Labor. A proposition to tako all children under 14 years of ago from factories and other places of employment and send them to school has been made by N. O. Nelson, a millionaire manufac turer. to tho women's clubs of Bt. Ijouls. Mr. Nelson Is to pay the chil dren half tho amount they would re ceive for their work, and the clubs the other half. The clubs have yet to give their decision and. pending It, Mr. Nel son has undertaken to do the work himself, says Header Magazine. He baa Investigated for several weeks >ast every application to the truant ofßcer for permits for children under •ge to work In the factories, and has. %t the present writing, found seven worthy cases. Kach week these chll- Jret* sail at Nelson's office and receive thrmoney they would have been paid for working—an average of three dol lars a week. Then the children have been returned to their schools. In (ess than one-third of the cases Inves tigated by Mr. Nelson did he find the eeople to bo actually In need of the rhlldrcn'a services. Trouble Ahead. The trustees of the public library at tlaldrn. Mass, announce that they will not “put In circulation a novel which a decent woman may not read m a decent man without blushing.** As ibis Is a standard of excellence which .’annot be applied a priori. It may be necessary to appoint a committee to exercise the novel censorship. Tho difficulty of finding a decent man will be equalled only by that of submitting « decent woman to such an ordeal, •ays the New York l*o*t. The latter might, after a time, grow hardened and maintain a deathly pallor whllo reading aloud from dubious works It would not always be easy to distin guish a blush of modesty from what novelists rail ** a flush of vexation.** The man might even blush while the woman remained pale. and. lastly, the blushing might lie raused not by the book, hut by the presence of the man. Index to Prosperity. The earnings of the great steel cor poration afford an Infallible Index to the prosperity of the country. The figures for the ralendar year HOC are Impressive, the total being over $166.- 619.000. against 9119.850.000 In 190 S. 573.176.000 In 1901. and 5109.571.000 In 1903. The showing for last year was a result of the phenomenal activity In building, railroad construction and 1m provement and steadily Increasing de mand for Iron ami steel In every form. And. continues the Troy Times, the business done by concerns outside (he so-called “trust** attained still larger proportions. The new year begins with mills overcrowded with orders, those *>f the "trust” yet unfilled amounting *.u 8.489,718 ions, the largest ever known, and the prospects are favora ble to another record breaker. If the Klkhart man who. In a fit of Jealousy, threw scalding coffee In bis pretly wife’s face, disfiguring her for life, were to be tried before a Jury of women he would doubtless be sen tenced lo be boiled in oil. If he had merely killed her he might have some hope. In Kansas City a man was fined for (aking his wife across his knee and spanking her. Kvldently she did not consider that she was In her second childbOvMl. CUBANS LIKE COCK FIGHTING. Appeal to tho Governor to Permit the Sport. Havana. —A procession, headed by ex-Senator Mouteagudo and composed of COO horsemen, many carriages and bands of music, puraded the streets this afternoon. A halt was made in front of the paluce, where the bands played patriotic ulrs amid much cheer ing. Governor Magoon. in response to cries of “l»ng live Governor Magoon." reviewed tho gathering from u balcony of the palace, and afterward received a committed which presented hint a petition, signed by many thousands of persons in Havuna and other cities, requesting the abrogation of a military order of General Wood pro hibiting cock fighting. Governor Ma goon promised to give the matter his careful conelderution. after which the gathering dispersed. The city was decorated to-day and salutes were fired In honor of the anni versary of tho commencement of the revolution of 8895. living Sunday, the principal celebration will be held to morrow, which has been declared a legal holiday. At tho church of Santa Crlsto to-day the Rev. W. A. Jones, president of tho Augustine college here, wus conse crated bishop of Porto lllco by Mgr. Aversa. the apostolic delegate, who was assisted by Mgr. Illanca, arch bishop of New Orleans, and the bishops of Havana and Clenfagues. Governor Mugoon and the members of the diplo matic corps were present at the cere mony. A SERIO-COMIC WAR. Contest Begun Between Central Amer ican Btates. City of Mexico. —Dr. Ilaltarazar K»- tupariani. minister to Mexico from Sal vador and Honduras, to-night received the following vague message from the Honduran government : “Nlraragua forces have Invaded Honduras. Frlcrce battle ensued.’* When tho battle waa fought, where tbo enrounter took place, and what waa the ultimate result of the reported struggle la left to conjecture. Tbla la ihu first word the minister haa received from Honduras for sev eral days, although he baa sent several cablegrams of Inquiry. Ik-talla of the battlo are hourly ex pected. New York. Feb. 24. —The Associated Press to-day received the following dis patch: ’ Managua. Nicaragua. Saturday. Feb. 23. K:3O p. m.—Wo went to war because Honduras forces attacked our small garrison on the frontier, looting, burning and killing. We demanded satlafartlon and It was denied: we agreed to accept whatever decision the arbitration court might render, bui President ilonllla of Honduras dl* solved the court by withdrawing the Honduran arbitrator. “Nicaragua has triumphed In four combats over the Honduran forces without suffering one defeat. Our forces sre today In the territory of Honduras **2BLAYA. “President of Nicaragua “ DRY FARM EXPERIMENTS To Be Tried by the Government In South Dakota. Itcllc Fourche. —The ivparitncnt of Agriculture has decided lo establish two experimental farms in western South Dakota, one under the national Irrigation project near ihls city and the other In a nan-irrigated region for the purpose of showing whnt ran I*- ac complished In the way of dry farming This latter farm will be located not far from Ihe Cheyenne river In Kail River county, and will demonstrate what crops can best be grown upon such lands and what methods are tho most successful. Dry farming has be-n car tied on wlih great success In many part* of western Houth Dakota. The farm near here will demonstrate the proper use of water on Irrigated lands, the proper crops to put in and the methods of cul tivation. Owing to the large influx of settlers at present from various paria of ihe country, most of whom are un familiar with this section, these farms and their demonstrations will be of e* pedal value. Roosevelt st Harvard. Boston.—The visit to Harvard uni versity Saturday of Theodore Roose velt. who came, not ns President of the United States, hut as a “grad." re turning to meet his fellow Harvard men. Including his own son. Theodore Roosevelt. Jr., developed into one of the bwM dBJs of lit* career. Harvard hnspltallt) was ihOWtftd upon the President during his two vis its to th« university city, and In Boston his personal friends claimed all hit spare time. The principal event was President Roosevelt's address In the students ill the afternoon at the Harvard Union. Two thousand Harvard men. mostly undergraduates, gathered In the great living room of the union and gave the President a magnificent reception. Labor Troubles at Butte. Butte. Mont —John D. Ryan, mnnag Ing director of ihe Amalgamated Cop per company, has not I fled the miners of Ihe company that If the wage scale i raised the mines sill be cl s-tl The vot-’ on the proposition to be taken by the miners Monday mrans everything to the city In a business way and to 30.000 men who will 1k» af fltCted by the result Acting under Instructions from Mar tin P. Wiggins, president of the Inter national Pressmen’s I’nlon. now at Charlestown. Massachusetts. President Murphy of the striking pressmen to night notified the publishers that his men were ready to return to work at the old *ra!e of wages, pending arhltra tion of their demand for an Increase provided the other allied prlntlnr r rafts were taken back upon the scale In effect at the time of the general lockout. LEGISLATIVE NEWS AND GOSSIP The bill to provide for a Pioneer day wus lost In the House because mem bers objected to the establishment of any more hollduya. The House refused to concur In the Senate amendments to H. U. No. 29. the pure food bill, and will usk for a conference. The one amendment that wus found unsutisfuctory was that which permitted druggists’ clerks to compound certain liaisons. Gov. Henry A. lluchtel entertained the members of the Senate und their families Tuesday night at the Cham berlain observatory of the University of Denver, of which he Is chancellor. All hud an opportunity to test the big telescope, after which refreshments were served. In tho House Wednesday Mr. Fet ter’s bill to make basing a mlsde nteunor wus agreed to, with two amendments. Ono of these was to cut out the reference to tosslug In s blan ket. and tho other limited tho penalty to n line. Mr. Hurbison secured tbo elision of that |>urt making a jull sen tence a possible penalty. He urgued thut hazing was merely the “ebulltlon of the high spirits of boys.” State Kish and Game Commissioner David B. Furr, accompanied by other members of his office force. Fcbruur .* 22d took the im tubers of tho Senate committee on fish and game to the iK-nver hsh hatchery. The trip was made In automobiles, numerous oilier laembera of the Legislature being In cluded !n tho party. It was for tho purpose «.f ins|H-cilon and In order to five the Legislators an o| \ ortunlt) to witness the Important work dom- by the department. The commissioner of public printing. W. A. Platt, has let contracts on three classes of printing, bids for which were received several days ago. The state printing Is divided In six classes, bids being received on three of these In one year and on thy three others the alternate year. Of the six contracts tho Smlth-llrooks Company how holds four, the Klstler Company one and the Franklin Company of Pueblo one. No further contracts will be let until next February. All the contracts now In force are much lower than those of previous years and some of them the lowest known In the his tory of the atate. The Senate and House took contrary action Wednesday on the same (mint, relative to bills Introduced without proper enacting clauses. The Senaia regarded Its hill as noneuilty and Im properly before the body for consider *at Ion; the House put In the enacting clous.’ and will give ihe measure a chance In the courts. The House bill was by Siewart and related to receiver •hips. TlSenate hill waa an Import ant piece of legislation framed for the purpose of letting Inmates of certain state Institutions make clothing for those In certain other Institution* It waa Introduced by Senators Iswlt. Ha rris and Anfenger. The suggestion was made In the Senate that the en acting clause be Inserted and the bill 1 Im* given n chance In court, but this did not prevail. The House. In committee of the whole, killed Representative FeUer'S bill to provide for tenure of office to school teachers. The bill was lo pro vide that after two >esrs* service trachers should be held on the pay roll of the districts, utiles*- grave charges were proven against ih«-m Mr. Can non favored the bill. It was. he said. In line with legislation attempt.-d at former sessions, when It had been pro posed to pension teachers after twenty years of service. This bill would be a focvn:nner of the other, he explained A plain pension bill might be ineffect ive. ss school boards would I hen be able lo discharge a teacher who had served almost long enough in he en titled to a pension, and thus they would avoid Incurring the •xpense *° the district. Hut with tie- tenure of employment bill In force. board* would he unable lo discharge learhers with out very good cause. Mr. Smith oh Jected to the bill on ihe grounds urged in Its favor by Mr. Cannon lie was. he said, opposed lo Ihe Idea of dvtl per.rlons. believing ao> opening of that kind would give too many chances for abuse Mr. Cannon "Do >nu not draw a pension?*’ Mr. Smith: “Yes sir: I do. A pension because of five rears and six months* service In the arm) " This statement drew applause froi i Ihe House, whlrh was followed by a greater outburst when he paid s trib ute lo the old soldier* Trouble ram * up In Ihe House of Representative* because committees have failed lo report bark bills lhat had been referral during the lime iet apart for :helr Introduction. The tinutile rame up over a demand made by Mr Vincent that the rommittee on elections report cut 11. II No. 3*6 In troduced by him and having for Its ob ject the elections of Cnitrd States sen atom by direct vote of the people. The •fill had not even In-on printed, he complained, which was an art of dis courtesy to hint. It covered, he said, one of the promises made In Ihe Re publican platform, and. lieins the only Idll presented on that subject, should bare not cried upon favorably. He did not presum.* that It would be re ported favorable, even after his re quest but he would like some kind of n report. Only one measure promised by the Republirr.n platform had been passed by gh'* House. The member* h.id spent their time discussing mat ters of minor Importance, while a rtrlng ns lone ns a man « arm of Im partant bills w-*re held bark, await ing the p!eaatir<* of ihe House. Mr. Kell supplemented the demand of Mr. V incent by asking that the committee mi railroads report out 11 it No. I«4 prohibiting railway companies from having .any explosive rr inflammable article* on trains. Mr. Ilodim declared that he though* It showed nerve on the pari of the members to try to usurp Ihe dutlea and nulh ulty of com mittee* on bills. He had bills In com mittee that he never expected to hear from, and he van going to take his medicine like a man If h - couldn’t get them out he would lot them go. even If If killed his bill for a state song. He spok *of the duties given to committees by the constitution and by the House mien, and iMdieved- they should he permited to go as they read the law. House Proceedings. In committee of the whole In the House February 21st the following bills wero perfected and recommended for final passage: H. U. 172, Mealy—To permit the Uni versity of Colorado to do away with its preparatory department. 11. B. 313. Kelly—To huve public trustees appointed by tho governor In stead of the Supreme Court, and to re duce the terms of office of such trus tees from three years to two years. H. B. 345. Collins—Thut district at torneys shall be paid all expenses nec «KHurlly Incurred In traveling from county to county In his district. 8. B. 12. Anfenger—in relation to alimony. 8. B. 10. Anfenger—ln relation to the sottlumom of estutes of deceased per rons. 8. 11. SR. Parks—To cut off mileage and sulai'lis of boards of control of state Institutions. 8. B. 89. Parks —Amending law In reference to admission to the bar. 11. B. 157, O’Connoll —To prevent \ Ivlsection and other mistreatments of animals. Enacting clauses stricken out: H. B. 266. Young—To designate Pio neer day. 8. B. s7. Parks—To abolish mileage In sheriffs' offices. The ready reference file of M‘» Wga received from the printers Mot v| Tt shows some remarkable facts, among which Is that tho Judiciary, appropria tions and roada and bridges commit tee* of the House handle more than haif of all the measures presented. Of the 502 bills put Into the house, ninety elgl.t went to the Judiciary committee on first reference, eighty-three to tho appropriations committee, and sixty seven to the committee on roads and bridges. Adding the seven bills that were afterwards sent to the Judiciary committee, the total for the three Is 255. Senator Fry la the only member of cither body who did not put In a bill during the session. Senators Adams. Trowlcy. Meyer and Morgan each In troduced one. Senator Bard well, s new member, led both Itousea with thirty-seven. Senator Taylor and Rep n-sentatlve Kelly tied with thirty-four <-ach. Senator Anfenger Introduced thirty-three and Representative Collins twenty-seven. Senator Taylor’s game bill waa be fore the Senate in committee of the whole on the 18th Inat. The hill aecka to forestall the open season on elk. mountain sheep, antelope or deer, which will commence next fall unless shut off by new legislation. The bill provides that on these animals the open season shall not begin till 1911. when It shall open oa deer over one year of age. from October 6th to 2oth of each year. Senator Jefferson said th" dear have Increased Is Routt manly, and be favored an open aesson at tbo present time. Senator Bard well said the season should be kept npaß Ha amended the bill an the year till should read 1907. This amendment prevailed, and the season will accordingly open next fall. The opeu season on crested quail was amended to begin next fall. also, the date* for hunting being from Decem ber Ist to 15tb. The open season on dov«* and bob-white quail will not be gin till 1920. Open season on prairie chickens and grouse will begin Sep tetuber Ist and end October Soth of each >car. and on sage chickens, cur lew and plover shall begin August Ist and end October 30th of each year. The hill, as amended, was favorably recom mended by the rommittee of the whole. The House of Representative* rd .ourned las* evening tThursday, F*d» ruary 2I*H to Monday morning, ns action that It has declined lo lake nn ;irev|ou i occasions when member* do sired to test from Thursday night to Mondav. The action was taken, it w.i« «Lilmed. l»ecnu*e the commute* on ate prop?lalh>n» bad arranged i trip «*• ’V institutions In ihe Southern port of th* state, and many of the n * mbeni would l-e out of town until Sunday night. M-. Stewart filed a strong protest again*! the adjournment, stating that Ihe on-*- ir.le* of all hills passed »rom this ilm* to the rl«i*e would attack their consti tutionality because of the adjourn ment. Th? atate conscruCon reads tli.it neither House mar adjourn for more than three days without the con tent of tho other. It had been held that an adjournment of three days would he construed by the court* Just as such Is construed in law cases, v-hen three days meins that the ac Urn contemplated must In* within that limit. If the l.*gl*lature adjourns 'or three full days. Ihe time. lhe*e au thorities held, would In* more than three legal days before It could reas semble. Those who favored ihe ad journment siys Ihe iVnver Republican claimed to have taken legal advice and to be sure the action was perfectly p toper. According to the Denver Republican the Denver Chatnl»er of Com mere*-, supported by mining men nil over th* Mate, will fight agalns* the passage n: the till! now: trending before the l.egislatirr providing for the creation of the office of state geologist and the appointment of the professor r.f genlce\ at the I,‘nlVendty of Colo rado to il.l the pnspion in an ex-officio crparity. If the wishes of the mining committc* are carried out. At a meet •ng of the committee yesterday a reso lution was passed severely condemning the Idll ami recommending ihe dlree • irs of ih<- chamlmr lo use every means In their pOVtf (O defeat If. The committee's np|H»sitlon to thn measure lr based on the grounds that the giving of a position lo one collegn would create ihe hostility r.f the other colleges, and that only one who can devote nil hts time to the work should fill the prsitinn. Mining men and scientists all over the stale are said to be aim'st unanimous In their pro trs’a against ihe bill. Lyman White, former state mining Inspector. Is sec retary of the committee, and Is said lo voice Ihe sentiment* of a numlier of promlm-nt men. There Is another bill before the legislature, also embodying provision for Ihe appointment of a Mate geologist, but an expert who holds no other position is asked for. ft An* drafted, by the Colorado Scicn tiflr #Boctety and has the Indorsement of those vho oppose the other meas ure. COLORADO NEWS ITEMS Greeley Is agitating the question ot holding a Chautauqua assembly next summer. Citlxena of Montrose have signed an agreement with tbo Redpath Lyceum Bureau for a Cnuutauquu course to bo had In July. A aeventy-flvethouaand dollar addi tion will be commenced within two weeks at the Glockner sanitarium at Colorado Springs. New paving, new sheds and a new hotel are among the Improvements which will be put In at the Denver un ion stock yards tbla year. The contract haa been let for the new San Juan county courthouse at Rllverion. When completed the struc ture will coat about SIOO,OOO. Expert oil well drillers from Flor ence will drill n number of wells near Montrose for n company In which Fre mont county men are Interested. Tho postal authorities have agreed to tha proposition to execute a 10-year lease on a new building to be erected In Manltou to cost SIO,OOO which will be used for a postofflee. John Gonas of Colorado Bprlnga on the 19th Inst., shot near Fountain a •Monster gray eagle welghlug twelve pounds and measuring seven and one naif feet from tip to tip. While striking at a wounded rabbit with the but of his shotgun James Elmer Bethel of Pueblo, aged eighteen jears, was killed by the accidental discharge of tho weapon. Dr. John G. Keith, for tho past eight een years one of the leading physicians of Leadvtlle. died st St. l*>uls on tho 16th Inst, of paralysis. Dr. Keith was a Civil War veteran and a thirty-sec ond degree Mason. The First Congregational Church So ciety of Denver, formerly Myron Reod'e church, after selling Its old building on Glenarm street. Is about lo erect a new church at the corner of Tenth avenue and Clarkson street. The Woman's club of Grand Junction recently gave the annual banquet to huabands of members. Mrs. L C. Hedges was toast mistress. Fully 150 guests were present. The responses to the toasts were eloquent and witty. Tho Society of the Order of the Philippines, which has been In exist ence at Colorado Springs slnco 1900. was reorganized a few days since hy tho election of officer* and the adop tion of the regular national secret ritual. The locomotive of a Colorado Mid land ;«a*ng*r train on the nlaht of the 13th Inst, struck and killed a large buck deer near Woodland Park. The train was Mopped and the carcass of tho deer carried to Colorado Springs In the baggage car. More than $21,000 has already been subscribed In Colorado Springs toward th* construction of a Deaconess ho# pits!, which la to coat SIOO,OOO. Tbo institution will be run by the Dea coness* hoard of the Womans’ Home Missionary Society. K B. Mitchell, chief train dispatcher for the Rio Grande at Pueblo left Feb tuary 22-1 for Seattle, where he takes a similar poalilon with (he Northern Pacific Before he left his associates, from trainmen down lo coral boys, presented him with a $l5O Elk charm. The Boulder City Council has do elded to submit to the taxpayer* the proposition of Issuing $50.000 In bonds f« r a new city hall. The city owns too feet on Pearl street and It Is Intended to build on this ground If the bonds sre voted. The loingmnut Library and Isrlur* Association has Just closed Its third year with flattering results. The bmo elation conlucts a lecture course and maintains a public library, using tho proceeds of the lectures to purchase books. The City Council has Just added ssoo to the book fund. The State University Glee and Man dolin clubs will begin (heir fifteenth annual lour of the state March 6th and will give concerts In lamgmnnt. Den ter. Colorado Springs. Victor. Cripple Creek. Pueblo. Trinidad. Canon City. Halida. I«*r»dvl1le. Aspen. Glcnwood Springs and possibly Gobb-n The Portland Cement Company will anon begin const nirt lon of 27 frame and concrete residences on ihe north side of the river at Florence The town Is growing rapidly and nt least 50 house* will he needed within 20 day* Th* big addition to the mill will be started April Ist. A parly of 16 represent ing 40 families, the vanguard of hun dreds who will rolonlt* Fountain vil l« y. south of Colorado Springs, arrived .February 22d. preparatory to founding l-omes in the valley. The scheme Is t irked by the Fountain Valley toind A Irrigation Company, nn Interest of the Caatlcwood Dam Company of Denver. In the absence of United Stales Dis trict Attorney Karl Cranston of Den ver. who left Monday for Jnpa% Robert J I'itkin. hts law partner, np t olnted special assistant In the office. Mr. Cm*ton has been granted a ninety days’ leave of absence by Presi dent Roosevelt. He will visit his father. Itlshop Cranston, who Is sta tioned In Japan Al Ihe annual meeting of the stock holders of Ihe Montrose National bank I- was announced that M. D. Thatcher, n Pueblo and Denver banker, and M D. loir, rashler of the First National bank of Florence have purchased a controll ing Interest In Ihe t*ank and would establish It among the chnln of banks throughout the state controlled by the Thatcher brothers. The annual breakfast and election of officer-* of the Denver Press Club has been arranged for Sunday morn ing. March 10. at ihe Albany hotel in Denver. Among the imprriant mat ters to Ik* discussed are the removal of Ihe headquarters of the club to i ■more desirable location. Ihe cstablish rrent of a permanent building fund and the securing of an ezlenslve library. Forty 1«ox cars containing about 10.000 sacks of potatoes left Greeley for Texas and Ihe Southwest Feliru riry 22d and 23d. About 3.000 carloads »f potatoes are still in the Qreoley dis Irlct and farmers are selling freely to dealers at 70 cents per hundred. Fa.rly California potato*** will not en ter Into rompetitlnn with the Greeley crop un*!l May. and by that time prac tically sll of the crop will be dis posed of. SMOOT REMAINS MOVEMENT TO UNSEAT MORMON SENATOR FAILS. MAJORITY IS IN HIS FAVOR Including Those Paired Fifty-One Were In Favor of Smoot and TMrty-Sovon Against—Congratulated by Repub lican Senators. Washington.—Senator Reed Smoot retains bla scat la tho United States Senate. This waa decided Wednesday by a vote of forty-two to twenty-eight, ending a long contest. Eighteen aena tors were paired, making the actual standing on the resolution flfty-one for and thirty-seven against. Senator Bmoot did not vote, and Senator Wet more was absent and not paired. resolution was called up soon after tho Benate convened. Every seat In the galleries waa filled, and dur ing the actual voting tho standing room on the floor of the Benate was crowded by members of the House an& employes of the Senate. Seldom liw there been a proceeding affecting the standing of a senator that has at tracted such marked attention. In the audience were representatives of a number of prominent women’s organizations which have been active in circulating and having presented pe titions of remonstrance against Mr. Smoot. These women secured many thousands of signatures to their peti tions. There hnve boon numorous Speeches made for and sgnlnst Senator Smoot since the resolution to unseat him was leportod from the committee on privi leges and elections. Just prior to the adjournment of Congress last year. Wednesday Senators Dubois. Hans brougb. Newlauds. Bacon and Burrows, tho latter chairman of the committee, epoke against Mr. Smoot, while Sena tors Beveridge, Dolllver and Foraker spoke for him. When the voting began Mr. Smoot retired to the Republican cloak room lo await the result. Senator Hopkins offered hts amend oral to ike committee resolution and It was adopted. Under this a two thirds vote would have been necessary to carry the resolution, which declared that Mr. Smoot Is not entitled lo bis scat. Senator Carmack then offered as a substitute for the amended committee resolution a simple resolution declare tag that Senator Smoot should be “ex pelled.** The effect of this would be to displace the committee resolution If adopted, and U was defeated. Then came the vote on the commit tee resolution as amended, which waa as follows: “Resolved, two thirds of lb# sena tors present concurring therein, that Reed Smoot is not entitled to a seat as a senator of the United States from the state of Utah/* w Although It waa a foregone conclu sion that the resolution would fall and thus end tho long fight against the Utah senator, the roll call contained eotno surprises. Of the 42 votes in favor of Mr. Smoot, three were cast by Democrats. They were Messrs. Blackburn. Clark CMont.) and Daniel. Senator Teller was paired In favor of Mr. Smoot and Senator Patterson war. paired against him. Of the 2$ vote* against Mr. Smoot, nine were Re publicans. They were Messrs. Bur rows. Clapp. Ifcspoot. Hale. Ilans brougb. Iletnenway. Klttredge, l«aFol lette and Smith. At the conclusion of tho voting there eras a rush of Republican senators to th* cloak room to congratulate Mr. Smnot. A Urge number of members of the House followed, and there tbs senior Utah senator was patted on tbe back and his hands were shaken in hearty fashion by men who ezpressed thrlr admiration for hts hearing In tbe long and trying ordeal through which he had passed. On the floor of tbe Senate and In the galleries It was many minutes before order could be re- Inred. BOOMING CANON CITY. Governor Buchtei One of the Speakers at Big Booster Banquet. Denver.—A Canon City dispatch Wednesday night says: Tho big Booster banquet given In this city night by tbe Canon City Association was the most cnthualarab and successful affair of lu kind ever given In this city. There were about twenty-five guests from out of town present. Including Governor Buchtei and high officials of the Denver A Rio Grande. Santa Fe and Florence A Cripple Creek rail ways. the Colorado Telephone Com pany, Colorado Fuel and Iron Company and capitalistic from Philadelphia and Canon City. A reception was given In honor of Governor Buchtei from 8 to 9 o’clock In tho parlors of the Strathmore hotel, af ter which the gucsta. to the number of 160, assembled at the banquet table, where speeches and toasts occupied the time until after 2 o'clock In the morning. The orators boosted the great enterprise* now being under taken by this city, including the elec tric line to th* top of tht Royal Gorge, great Irrigation schemes undertaken by the official* of the Florence A Crip ple Creek railway. 8.11. Atwater of this city, the mountain water supply for the city from Heaver creek, and the new I>enver A Rio Grande depot, and other projects. Former Gov. James H. Peabody acted as toastmaster. The first speaker waa Governor Burhtri. who was in high spirits, and made nn eloquent address. ll* said that the boosting spirit Is ev erywhere prevalent In Colorado, that this state Is not only the playground of the nation, but Is the best place to live In on the continent—the place where men ran make the most n» r, “'') and where all feel as nowhere • 90 the tonrh of comradeship with the fel low man. and where one ran. like Mr Dooley, use the top of his voice out disturbing the scenery.