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CEK'iUAXj CITY. COLORADO . Same people can’l eveu tell the truth without exaggerating. There are diseases galore yet every death is due to heart failure. A homely man always consoles him self with the belief that he is smart. The workingmen provide the car riage for the walking delegate to ride in. A man always wonders what his wife will say after the company has de parted. Kidnapper Barrow tried to dodge be hind Adam’s old excuse. He blamed it on the woman. The earlier the bird catches the worm the longer he will have to wait for his noonday lunch. The average politician is not only willing but anxious to sacrifice himself for his country in times of peace. Mr. Fitzsimmons probably is the only man who ever managed to swal low $37,000 worth of knock-out drops. t The chap who puts up the assassina tion rumors for the export trade is about as busy as anybody in the Phil ippines. Admiral Kautz may still be “boss of the ranch,” as he was a few weeks ago at Samoa, but he is talking less about it. Gen. Joe Wheeler is gradually get ting the odds and ends of the war ar ranged, and will soon be ready to hop back into politics. Of course, there will be people mean enough to call attention to the fact that those western cyclones sneaked In on the weather bureau. The peddlers of foot-ease powder ought to be able to do a good business In the Philippines, provided they can catch up with the fast-flying Filipinos. Australia is again voting on the question of federation. There have been two previous votes on the same ques tion. Perhaps the third will prove the charm. So great a statesman as Lord Salis bury publicly mourns the fact that in woman’s dress the cult of beauty is dy ing out. His belief is that if there were a Dante to write an artistic In ferno, the lowest circle would be as signed to women who dress themselves in divided skirts. Might not the next circle await the women whose trailing skirts are defiled with the filth of the streets? 1 It is a startling fact that the sugges tion has been seriously made that the recent kidnapping of a child was done by agents of a newspaper, for the pur pose of creating a news sensation in which that particular paper would “have the Inside track.” The sugges tion was probably not true. But the fact that It could be made seriously, and be regarded by the public as not fantastically impossible, speaks vol umes as to its belief in the excesses of sensational newspapers. Here is what an English paper has to cay about how our country shall be run *on the British plan: “The suggestion that Gen. Leonard Wood would be a suitable person to fill the position of colonial secretary is one that will meet with widespread approval. Gen. Wood has made an enviable record at Santi ago and as colonial secretary would give equal satisfaction,” Wood, of course, as a splendid specimen of the American soldier, but there is no show for such a cabinet officer as colonial secretary. The very word colonial is abhorrent to every American. But these impudent Englishmen never seem capable of learning the real sen timents that govern In this republic. The Chicago Record has this sur prising suggestion to make: No more novel military idea has been suggested In recent years than that of transport ing the Cuban army to the Philippines and letting the followers of Gomez at tend to the warriors of Agulnaldo. Ten thousand Cuban soldiers, it is stated, arc ready to go on notice, and their services would he Invaluable. Trained for yeara in exactly the same sort of bush and guerilla warfare now carried on by the Filipinos, strong and hardy, bred in tropic climes, the men who fought for Gomez and Garcia could battle with the rebels in the most forceful fashion. Two difficult problems would be solved together how to crush the Filipinos and how to provide work for the disbanded Cuban soldiers. There is a man in Chicago who Is suing a lady who used to bo his sweet heart for $lO2, which he claims he spent In buying presents for her. Among the articles which he says ho laid at her feet are “hydrox water,seal ing wax, hoso, condensed milk, gro ceries, gas stove, egg cocoa, a bath brush, medicines and hair nots.” He claims also to have paid her laundry uHls, but there is no evidence to show that he built the fire in the mornings, sowed the lawn or carried out the MfaM. NEWS FROM THE WESTERN REGION. The drought in New Mexico is broken. The Cripple Creek miners gave W. J. Bryan a warm reception on the 11th. Railroads in Nebraska, according to advices received in Denver, are press ed for cars to move the grain in the state. Agents of the roads iu Denver have received orders to hasten the un loading and return of cars to that city. The June report of the Rio Grande Southern and that for the fiscal year lias been issued. The June report shows a decrease iu receipts below those of the two preceding years. The report for the fiscal year shows a big increase In earniugs. In the land contest of W. W. Hill ings vs. Townsite of Ward, Colorado, the secretary of the interior to-day af firmed the land office decision In so far as it directed the rejection of Hulings’ protest against allowing the townsite application. The commissioner is di rected, however, to exclude from the townsite patent all tracts applied for by It, but patented to other parties. The highest price received for wool in Montana for five years was paid at Fort licuton. A clip of 17,000 pounds sheared by John Waslieslm was sold at 19% cents. The average price of the sales at that point was IS% cents. Buyers from all over the state had appointed the day to go to that point to make purchases and twenty wool buying houses were rep resented. The working time of the employes of the Union Pacific shops at Cheyenne has been increased from forty hours and five days per week to forty-five hours, five and one-lialf days. Here tofore the shop men have worked five eight-hour days per week and the In crease, which gives them nine hours work per day and half of Saturday is hailed with delight. The increase af fects 500 men. Mrs. Mary Preston Slosson, a gradu ate of Vassnr, and wife of one of the professors of the State University at Laramie, lias been appointed chaplain of the state penitentiary at Laramie. Mrs. Slosson is a member of the Pres byterian church and is an active Chris tian worker. Her work among the prisoners during the past few months has demonstrated her ability to fill the position and the appointment is satis factory to everybody. The Lendville gamblers have won their case in the Supreme Court and Judge Frank Owers of the Lake coun ty District Court cannot Interfere with them. Mary Henderson, president of the Lendville Woman’s Christian Tem perance Union, instituted an action in the District Court against G. A. L’Abbe and forty others, to enjoin them from gambling in Lendville. This injunc tion was granted by Judge Owers, but the Supreme Court decides that Mrs. Henderson failed to formulate a cog nizable case. A decision has been rendered by the general land office in the case of Wil ford W. Harvey, a sawmill owner of Piney, to the effect that persons en titled to free lumber from public lands would not be allowed to exchange or trade any part so taken for other ma terial, such as finished lumber, lath or shingles, entering into the construc tion of buildings. The ruling declares that a sawmill man will not be allowed to take his pay in lumber for sawing timber taken from the public lands or forest reserves. The Union Pacific land department has closed a deal with the Uintah County Wool Growers’ Association of Utah for the lease of 108,000 acres of railroad laud to the sheep owners of that section. The lease is one of the outgrowths of the fight between the sheep and cattle men for possession of that territory and this lease, with the land already owned by the sheep men, gives them control of a large scope of country. Previous holdings with this lease gives the sheep owners a prac tical monopoly of the grazing in Uin tah county, Utah. Governor De Forest Richards is ar ranging to have a day declared ns a state holiday when the Wyoming bat talion reaches Cheyenne from the Phil ippines. It is believed the troops will reach hero about the middle of August and an effort will he made to have them remain and participate in the Frontier Day celebration, August 23r<l. Governor Richards lias secured half rate transportation for the wives of the officers of the battalion from this city to San Francisco, a number of the la dles having signified a desire to go to that city and meet their hushnnds. The crop bulletin Issued this week by the Colorado section of the United States Department of Agriculture stntes that the weather has been gen erally favorable to the development of :*rops throughout the state since July 1. The outlook is now much more en couraging than ever before tills sum mer. Moderately heavy showers have fallen in the north central section of Ihe state, along the South Platte, iu Cheyenne, Otero and Pueblo counties, nnd the central part of the San Luis valley. Light rains have also fallen on tlio Arkansas-Platte divide and along the southern border of the state, and heavy showers are reported over areas iu Garfield and ltlo Blanco coun ties. At n meeting of the hoard of di rectors of the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce a letter was read from Albert A. Reed, chnirinan or the Boulder citizens’ committee. asking the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerco to call a convention of the chambers of com merce throughout the state for the pur pose of suggesting a remedy for the present financial troubles which face the state Institutions. It was decided to ask expressions of opinion from the other chambers of the state, nnd If favorable responses are made a con vention of ten delegates from each chamber will be held In Colorado Springs to bring the matter before the State Board of Equalization. President Georg W. Rlstlne of the Colorado Midland has accepted the of fice of vice president of the Chicago & Alton road, and will Immediately re sign his office on the Colorado line. Mr. Rlstlne Is at Glen wood Springs with his family. He will remain there a few days and then come to Denver nnd close up his affairs and leave for his new position. It Is likely that s&rnc of the general officers of the Col orado Midland will be taken to Chi cago to accept higher positions with the Alton line. Who will follow Mr. Rlstlne into the executive management of the Midland is not yet announced, but it is more than likely that Mr. L. G. Cannon, the present comptroller and executive manager, will step into the higher position. Swift Bear nnd his party of 1 Sioux Indians, having eight wagons loaded with venison, resisted arrest on Buck creek, Wyoming, for killing game con trary to law. Affios Demining, deputy sheriff of Converse county, and a posse left Lusk Wednesday with war rants for the arrest of the Indians and overtook them at Buck creek Thurs day morning. After rending the war rants the Indians refused to go with the sheriff, drew a line nnd told him if lie crossed the line there would be war. Being outnumbered the sheriff came to Edgemont to get help and papers for the arrest of the Indians in South Da kota, as they had crossed the line. Deputy Sheriff George Miller of Edge mout will go out with an Increased force. Demining telegraphed the In dian agent at Pine Ridge to have a force of Indian police go out to Inter cept the Indians if they got away from the Edgemont and Wyoming posse, and It Is expected the Indians will bo overtaken somewhere near the agency. The westbound Denver express on the Union Pacific, due at Sterling Sunday morning, was ditched about eight miles west of there. No one was killed or seriously injured. The cause of tlie wreck was a washout. The Pawnee ditch was over its banks and sent a torrent of water down against the track, washing the dirt from under a section about thirty feet In length. The train was made up of two baggage ears, two chair cars and the sleeper Turquoise. The eugine and first bag gage ear passed over the weak spot safely, but the second baggage car, containing the safe, broke the rails, was stripped of its trucks, shoved along the track three car lengths and deposited on the south side, toppling nearly over. The first clinlr car went across the break minus its trucks, and stopped standing at an angle across tbc track. About forty passengers were aboard, twenty of whom occupied the sleeper. It is little short of miraculous that not a person was killed or seri ously Injured. One of the most terrible cloudbursts nnd floods known in the history of the section occurred live miles west of Pine Grove at about 2:30 p. m. on the 13tli. The electrical display was vivid beyond description. A dark* cloud ap peared from the north which was met by one from the west nnd a battle of the giants began. The water fell in torrents, filling Pine Grove gulch and Rowlen guleli to a depth of fifteen to twenty feet. When the flood struck the Platte river at a point half a mile west of this place, it swept the railroad bridge and tracks Into the river for about eighty feet. At Cliff, five miles further west, the railroad track was burled under sand, rooks and debris for a length of 300 feet and a depth of from two to six feet The wagon road in Pine Grove guleli, which was built by the Stewart & McConnell Lumber Company three years since, at a cost of SO,OOO, Is nearly destroyed. Every bridge for four miles Is gone. The Colorado & Southern Company imme diately placed a force of fifty men at work and trains are running regularly. Some transferring of passengers was necessary last night. Warden C. P. Iloyt of the state peni tentiary advocates an addition to that institution. The penitentiary, he says, is overcrowded. “We have 450 cells and 587 convicts. This necessitates putting two men in many of the cells. When you consider that the cells are only 4x7 feet it can readily be seen what It means to put two men Into one of them. It is simply outrageous that this must be done, but there Is no help for It until we build an addition. We ought to have cell room for at least 300 more prisoners. A building of this kind would cost us about $40,000. This is figuring on the roofing nnd iron work. The labor, stone, lime, brick and everything in that line we could fur nish ourselves. Out of the 587 convicts 552 are at work making brick, quarry ing rock and laying water mains. We are extending our water works sys tem. About 1.200 foot of mains is be ing laid, and we shall tap the Arkan sas twelve feet below Its bend, thus insuring absolutely pure water. An other important enterprise on which the prisoners are now at work is the building of a stone wall around twen ty-two acres of land adjacent to the penitentiary nnd a part of the peniten tiary grounds.” The smaller Herron site for the new public building at Lendville has been recommended by Special Agent Me- Dowvll. The entire site Is offered for $23,000, embracing property at the corner of Harrison avenue nnd Eighth street, 105x153 feet. The smaller por tion is offered the government for $12,- 000. The latter proposition is recom mended by Mr. McDowell. This will give room for a building 00x100 feet, with streets on two sides and forty feet space on the other side. The Inst (Congress appropriated $50,000 for a building In Lendville, but It Is doubt ful whether a building of the size proposed can lx* erected with this amount. After deducting $12,000 for a site, and $3,000 for contingent ex penses. $35,000 remains for construc tion of the building. The estimate of cost for a building embracing 0,000 square feet of apace In favorable lo calities, Is sl3 per square foot, nnd sl4 In unfavorable localities. Lend ville Is said to be a very unfavorable locality, nnd the building would cost fully sls per square foot. At this rate the cost of the building will be nearly SIOO,OOO. With this prospect In view, some doubt whether any steps will he taken toward buying a site until af ter Congress shall have an opportunity of increasing the appropriation. It is understood that Secretary Gage will hold up the whole matter after a talk with Supervising Architect Taylor. TELEGRAPH BREVITIES. Grasshoppers 'are again invading Kansas., Swarms of grasshoppers have in vaded North Dakota. The Indianapolis News was sold for $030,000 the other day. The street car lines of Cleveland and Brooklyn are tied up by strikes. 'Hie Kentucky Republicans have nom inated W. S. Taylor for governor. A head-end collision at Portsmouth. Ohio, resulted in the death of three persons. British worships are gathering at St, Johns, Newfoundland, in order to make a demonstration. Official statistics just issued show that foreign tourists spend $00,000,000 annually in Italy. It is reported that William K. Van derbilt has purchased the Morgun-Ise- Iln interest in the Defender and now owns the craft entirely. Attorney General Oren of Michigan has advised Auditor General Dix that the one-ceut per pound beet sugar bounty law of 1807 is unconstitutional. A special to the Courier-Journal from London, Kentucky, tells of a report reaching there of the outbreak of an other feud in Clay county by which five men lost their lives. Nearly every man in Clay county. Kentucky, is armed and on horseback hastening to either one side or the oth er, carrying or going for news and pro tecting each other’s homes. Mrs. Helen Grenfel, state superin tendent of public instruction of Colo rado, delivered an address entitled “Quo Vadiinus?” before the National Educational Association at Los Ange les. The bicycle trust scheme is a failure and the stock for the company will not be tioated. Bankers have withdrawn their support and four firms ami other large manufacturers have decided to pull out. Interest in the proposed anti-trust conference of governors and attorney generals is growing. Governor Sayers has received word from Governor An drew E. Lee of South Dakota that he will attend the conference if possible. Reports received from station agents of railroads at points in South Dako ta, Nebraska and northwestern lowa without exception declare that the crops in these states are magnificent and they use the a<ljeetives “splendid,” “immense” and “flue” in speaking of them. Germany has gone a step beyond the prohibition of the importation of beef from Belgium, announced a day or two ago, and lias now stopped the im portation of Belgian butter, on the al legation that that country lias not ob served the treaty permitting the impor tation of American butter into Bel gium. Queen Wilhelmina has expressed per sonally to United States Ambassador Andrew D. White, head of the Ameri can delegation to the Peace Conference, her gratitude for the Fourth of July tribute to Hugo Grotius at Delft. Her majesty also expressed particular ad miration of Dr. White's speech on that occasion. The production of pig Iron in June shows an increase of 3.7,000 tons over the month preceding, while stocks dur ing the same period have decreased .73,000 tons. This decrease is amazing, considering the increased supply, and shows that the consumption must be at the rate of 1-4,000,000 tons per an num, or very close thereto. The Transvaal officials are refusing to register American citizens unless they take oath to bear arms for the republic in the event of war. The Americans, therefore, threaten to be come British subjects so as to avoid commandeering. The Transvaal gov ernment is making representations to Washington on the subject. The inactivity of the American troops in Cavite province and also in the Vicinity of San Fernando, to the north of Manila, indicates that peace proposals have been asked for by rep resentatives of the insurgents. How ever, the American officials avoid the subject and will give no information. It is understood that the negotiations with General Trias have been carried on by General Lawton. A New York Journal correspondent cables: The Berliner Post bewails the fact that after long and tedious exper iments the Americans have at lust suc ceeded in producing an “excellent Imi tation” of the Krupp armor plates. It grudgingly admits that the American plates are in no respect inferior to Krupp’s despite that the latter’s liar den ing process has been a jealously guarded secret for many years. The natives of tlie provinces of Al bay, South ('amarines and North (’amarines, Philippines, are endeavor ing to throw off the domination of the Tagals. It is reported that there has been fighting between the people of the provinces named, and small bands of Tagals who were quartered upon them, running the local government, and that the people in question are will ing to declare allegiance to the United States when troops are sent to pro tect them. There was a tumultuous scene in the Weidling cemetery, Vienna, the other day, at the burial of a woman who had been maltreated by her husband, the husband was present at the fun eral, and a mob of 800 women at tacked him with sticks and stones. Hemming the fellow In on all sides and yelling "Wife-killer!” at the top of their voices, the women battered him. tore his clothes to shreds and would have lynched him had not the police Interfered. As It was. the man was rescued only after a desperate strug gle. The biggest dean-up in the history of the Klondike is over, and dust by the ton is stored in Dawson awaiting ship ment by the lower river. This impor tant news Is brought by T. J. Belcher, who left June 30th. He says the out put will be double that of last year, and many others confirm the statement that It will surely reach $20,000,000. Much gold from last season’s output will come out this year. Over $2,000,- 000 has already reached Seattle by the up-river route and $7,000,(MM) is on the way from St. Michael on the Ro anoke. Garronne and Alliance. Sec ond trips of these vessels will bring the bulk of the output. WASHINGTON GOSSIP AND DEPARTMENT NEWS In resigning the treasuresliip of the Lafayette fund. Comptroller Dawes submitted a list of states and the amount contributed by the school chil dren of each. Over $.70,000 was col lected. Colorado contributed $207.G8. Admiral George Dewey has filed in the Court of Claims his claim for bounty growing out of the battle of Manila bay, May 1, 1808. The secre tary of the navy has referred to this court a number of these claims for ju dicial consideration. Third Assistant Postmaster Geueral Madden has promulgated a ruling per mitting the inclosure of coin recep tacles for subscription purposes with all second and third class mail matter. Their mailing with publications under the usual rates has heretofore been re fused. Reports to the comptroller of the cur rency from the national banks of Colo rado show that the average reserve held is 47.31 per cent. Loans and dis counts amount to $20,517,737.90, gold coin to $4,245,382.15 and total specie to $095,452.98. Individual deposits are $39,888,377.71, and the total resources $58,374,010.48. The Navy Department has received the first half of an order for 1(H) new machine guns of a new type, the most powerful in the possession of any gov ernment. They are one-pounders car rying an explosive shell and can fire 250 shots a minute. They are cooled by a water jacket, and it is said that they can put fifty shots into the head of a barrel at half a mile in a quarter of a 1111111170. Admiral Crownlnshleld, chief of the Bureau of Navigation of the Navy De partment, will go to England the lat ter part of the month to make a special examination of the system of English naval barracks, with a view of adopt ing a similar system in this country. Instead of barracks the United States has used receiving ships. The expense attached to maintaining these vessels is great. In view of the shortage of officers at the present time the receiv ing ship problem demands a solution. The monthly statement of the ex ports and imports of the United States shows that during June the imports of merchandise Into the United States amounted to $01,(>80,208, of which $25,- 881,3.31 was free of duty. For the year the total imports of merchandise amounted to $097,077,385, of which over $3<M),000.000 was free of duty. The* exports of domestic merchandise during June aggregated $594,828,732, a gain of about $2,000.(MM). For the year the exports amounted to $1,227,43.3,425, a decrease from last year of $4,038,905. The stream of immigration to the United States during the fiscal year just closed was larger than during any corresponding period since 189(5, and was almost 100,000 more than during 1898. Commissioner of Immigration T. V. Powderly has just concluded the compilation of returns .from the va rious ports of the country, giving the number of aliens who lauded there during the last twelve mouths. The to tal was 314,011, as compared with 229,299 for 1898, 230.832 for 1897. 343,- 2(57 for 189(5, 258,53(5 for 1595 and 285,- (531 for 1894. The following was received at the War Department Tuesday: “Manila, July 18.—Adjutant General, Washing ton: Continued rains and cyclonic storms impede business in the harbor. The Colorado regiment sailed on the transport Warren yesterday. Privates Horn and Wilder, Company G, being left on the sick list. In addition 131 discharged men of various organiza tions took passage. The California regiment, on the Sherman, arrived from Negros. The vessel must be coaled and await subsidence of a ty phoon now prevailing. OTIS.” Officials of the War Department ex press themselves as pleased with the progress made in the organization of the ten new regiments for service in the Philippines. The colonels for the Twenty-eighth and Thirty-fourth regi ments have not been appointed yet, and recruiting for these regiments lias not been actively taken up. As soon as these selections have been made it is estimated at the War Department that the recruiting totals will be greatly swelled. Army officers figure on the enlistment of a good many of the vol unteers who have returned or are eu route from the Philippines. It is be lieved that many of them, after a short visit home, will re-enter the service. Secretary Gage has left the city rather unexpectedly for New York for the purpose, it is stated, of making a final appeal to the members of the Sen ate finance committee, now meeting at Manhattan Beach, for the retention of an out and out gold standard feature in the proposed measure under consid eration by that committee. It is stated that he has word that the Senate com mittee is not disposed to accept the House measure, which makes an un equivocal declaration for gold, and that the members instead are propos ing another straddle. Secretary Gage, as is well known, wants a complete and emphatic declaration for gold by the committee. President, Congress, and the national Republican conven tion. The eleventh statistical report of the Interstate Commerce Commission for the year ended June 30, 1899, shows that there are 2.047 railways in the United States, operating 247.532 miles if track, which was an Increase of 18,039 for the year. At the date named there were in operation 3(5,234 locomo tives and 1.32(5.174 cars, belng/dn In crease of 248 and 28,(594. respectively, compared with the previous year. The number of passengers carried during the year was 501,00(5,(581, an increase if 11,(521,483. The number of tons of freight carried was 879,(XM5.307, being in Increase of 137.300.3(51 tons. The rross earnings of tin* railways In the United States for the year were $1,247.- 305,(521, exceeding those of tin* previ ous year by $125,235,848. How to defend the* colonies, or de pendencies as the administration offi cials prefer to call them. Is one of the Important questions at present receiv ing the serious attention of the mili tary experts. Reports have been re ceived from time to time during the t lust few months from army officers in the Philippines. Hawaii, Cuba and Porto Rico, giving the condition of the defenses in each place and making recommendations which enable the au thorities to map out a project for pro teeting all of the new possessions against a foreign invasion. Officers of tlie corps of engineers are now en gaged in studying these reports and in preparing a general plan and estimates for Hawaii and Porto Rico. In view of the uncertain status of Cuba and of the continued war in the Philippines, nothing will be done toward outlining a coast defense project for these islands during the present year. Extensive plans for defending Hawaii and Porto Rleo will be completed before Congress assembles, when an estimate of several million dollars will be submitted for beginning the erection of heavy bat teries at different points in those new possessions. At the Cabinet meeting Tuesday a cable from Colonel Denby, a member of tlie Philippine commission was rea<l It showed n fairly satisfactory state on affairs, one of the Cabinet officers said, but it did not say that negotiations with Aguinaldo were in progress. Sec retary Hay also had a cable from Am bassador Choate relative to the bound ary line negotiations, but it was not encouraging. Later it was ascertained that the decision was reached to allow the “round robin” matter to drop. At, an informal conference held at the White House last night the subject was thoroughly discussed and such a policy agreed upon. This, it is stated, was confirmed at the Cabinet meeting. Officially the matter will be ignored and General Otis will'be allowed tc treat it ns lie may deem best. Privately it was intimated that the President might give General Otis some unoffi cial suggestions as to the desirability of a less rigid censorship of press dis patches. Ills present purpose, however, is to allow General Otis to deal with the situation as he secs lit. This was the advice given him by at least two members of the Cabinet. In the light of the latest advices from the Philippines, the President believes that the situation has so much improved that tlie complaints made liy corre spondents. however much justified at the time they were submitted, do not now exist. “Spain will, upon the* signature of tlie present treaty, release all prisoners of war and nil persons detained or im prisoned for political offenses, in con nection with the insurrections In Cuba and the Philippines, and the war witn the United States.” Though seven months have passed since the signing of the treaty of peace between the United States and Spain, containing tills provision, Spain has taken no action, so far as the authorities have been advised, looking to the release of the Cubans and Filipinos imprisoning at Fernando, Philippine islands, and at other Spanish penal prisons. Minis ter Storer, at Madrid, has been In structed by Secretary Hay, at the in stance of Senor Quesada. the repre sentative of Cuba in Washington, to call the attention of tlie Spanish gov ernment to the provision of the treaty cited above and to request that the, Cubans and Filipinos still In confine* nient ho granted their liberty without further delay. Senor Quesada said recently that ho thinks there are about twenty Cubans in Spanish prisons. The number of Filipinos held liy Spain is not known. In some circles here there is a disposition to lielleve that Spain’s delay in liberating the prisoners she holds is due to the delay of the United States to secure tin* release of Spaniards held by the Filipiuos. Immediately upon the sig nature of the treaty of peace the spies held by this government were released and since, in accordance with the terms of the treaty, this government has "undertaken to obtain the release of all Spanish prisoners in tlie hands of the insurgents in Cuba and the Philippines.” Under instructions, which, at the request of Due de Arcos. were recently repeated. General Otis has been co-operating with the Span ish commissioners at Manila to secure the release of the Spanish subjects and soldiers in the possession of the Fili pinos, and the fact that he has made no report as to the progress of the ne gotiations leads the authorities to be lieve that success lias not yet crowned them. The general land office has directed Colonel W. T. S. May. superintendent of forests at Deliver, to report whet!% or the open areas within the Uinta res ervntion may be grazed by a limited number of sheep, such as the open areas will he supposed to maintain, without injury, for not exceeding two months during the grazing season. In order to avoid the charge of favoritism, Inasmuch as but u fractional part o| the large number of sheep which would seek the reservation can grazed there, the superintendent i» culled upon to report whether tin sheepmen can agree among themselves* as to pro rata which each owner may contribute to the limited number pro vlded to enter the range. The supcrln teudent is also Informed that If his re port should favor the grazing of sliee| under these restrictions, that only tin sheep which are properly the product of Utah, can he considered as entitled to this permit, as It is tin* policy of the department that sheep outside of tin state In which a part of Uinta reserva tion is situated cannot have access to that reservation where grazing is at all permissible. The superintendent is furthermore directed to report whether the open areas are so defined by natural landmarks or streams that they may he designated, so that their knowledge may lie had as to the boun dary of the areas within which tin privilege should he confined. The fur ther provision Is agreed upon that In no event shall the sheep be permitted within the open areas beyond the two months’ period and not in excess of tln‘ maximum which It may he found the open areas may support. Should tin* rules of the department be vio lated the sheep will he driven from the reservation. The action of the de partment Is prompted largely liy the representations of the wool growers oh Utah that grazing can lie permitted within open areas, without Impairment to the forestry and It Is upon this point that the matter is suliiiiltt<*d for con sideration to the superintendent.