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COLD AND SILVER OUTPUT. Director of the Mint (iivei Figures for the United States. The preliminary estimate of the pro duction of sold and silver in the United States during the year 18011 made by Mr. Roberts, the director of the mint, shows a total gold production of $70,- 004,170. an increase over the produc tion of last year of $0,230,070. The pro duction of silver during the year is es timated at $74,424,090, an increase dur ing the year of $4,040,211. The gold production by states for the years 1891) and 1898 was given as follows: 1899. 1898. Nevada $ 2.442.000 $ 2.904.300 Washington ... 800.202 700,200 Oregon 1.r»50,357 1.177,000 Alaska 4.009.819 2,524.800 California .... 14.952,392 15,037.900 Idaho 2.480.020 1.710.900 Montana 4,919.897 5,120,900 Utah 3,309,509 2,285,400 0 Appalachian .. 337.344 327,700 r Colorado 20.000,000 23,195.300 South Dakota.. 0.120.000 2,405.100 Arizona 2.500.000 2,405,100 New Mexico... 000.000 539,(H)0 Wyoming .... 0,000 Others 500 Totals $70,049,170 $04,457,500 . Britl'li Klondike Hi, 114,150 The estimated coinage value of sil ver produced during 1899 ynd 1898 are given as follows: 1899. 1898. Nevada 8 1,254,800 $ 1,040.808 Washington... 452,525 328,921 Oregon 193,940 108,081 Alaska 258.585 119,407 California 1.390,303 8110,448 Idaho 5.17-1.717 0,500,005 Montana 20.040.40.3 19.144.003 Utah 9,090,909 8.358,810 Appalachian .. 9.057 2.008 Colorado 31.208.037 29.498.958 South Dakota.. 550,700 190,918 Arizona 3,000.000 2.904.954 New Mexico... 000.000 549.883 Texas 000,090 011,420 Others 42.020 Totals $70,124,090 $70,884,485 Brlti h Klondike 252,000 FIGURES ON THE OUTPUT. Engineering and Mining .Journal Says the tiold Output Was ST 2,48:1.055. * The Engineering and Mining Jour nal, in its annual statistical number, says that tin* preliminary statement of mineral production in the United States for that year was valued at the place of production at $413,738,414. as compared with $314,255,020 in 1898. Of non-mctallic substances, the total value of the output was $001,872,031. as compared with $483,091,907 in 1898. /Deducting certain unavailable dupli cations, such as coal used in coke or iron ore in pig iron, and so on, the net value of the mineral production reach ed a total of $891,424,082. showing an increase of $151,00i,332 over 1898. The gold production was valued at $72,483,055. and the silver was 01.179.- 089 ounces. The most important item V was coal, the total of which, in 1899, \was no less than 244,581.875 tons, the largest quantity ever mined in a year, and putting the United States for the tirst time ahead of Great Britain as a coal producer. The pig Iron was 13.049,453 tons, or 1.878,019 tons more than in 1898. Cop per production amounted to $592,072,- 037 pounds, a gain of 11 per cent, over the previous year. Other important Items were* 213,003 tons of lead, 135,790 tons of zinc, 54,048,100 barrels of petroleum, 15,194,511 barrels of ce ment. 19,025,794 barrels of salt, 88,713 flasks of quicksilver, lieskles a very great variety of mineral products of less Importance. CO-OPERATIVE MINING AT LEADVILLE. Cheap. Mt Work In the Camp Cluluietl by the Maid anti llenriett. Co-operative mining on a large scale is the feature of the operations at tin* Maid and llenriett, says the Leadvillc Herald-Democrat. There are sixty live men at the two shafts, with no bosses and no bookkeepers. Every man is Ids own shipping clerk and does his own caging. There is no confusion whatever, ami the men have little trou ble in management of their affairs. The ground is leased by tlie owners to tin* yMaid of Erin Silver Mines lease, of ! ''which Lincoln Reynolds is manager. * and this company in turn divides ii up ainoqg a great number of trihuters. the settlement for the ore being made by the Maid Leasing Company. The engineer Is in tin* employ of the company mid by mutual consent of the \ various companies of lessees, he de cides how long each lessee shall use ihe cage. Kadi man underground comes in for ids turn to hoist every so often during tlie day. The mining at the Maid and Ilen riett is probably the cheapest in tlie camp. All superflous help is done away with. Timekeepers, foremen, clerks of all kinds, as well as su|x*rin tendeuts and managers do not have to be paid, and the result is that the ex penses, being reduced to a minimum, the very lowest grade ore in the camp cun be mined. ' Value of u Competent Malinger. A great many of the failures made in mining are due to the inexperience of the managers. A thoroughly trained business mail who has had no cxperl eiice in mining or metallurgy eould scarcely be expected to outline the plant, mechanical method* aud opera tion of a large mining concern, yet there are those who essay such tasks, as many failures attest. Where com panies or individuals are seeking mill ing Investment, It will pay them well not only to employ a mini to report on the property, hut also to engage a fmi potent engineer of known experience to arrange the mining and milling plant; mid, when built, to place each depart ment of the concern in charge of an ex perienced specialist, who has achieved * access elsewhere. This will Insure J: he lies! results; and, having done this. ff if the venture prove unprofitable, It ' an'lll Im* known that it can not be made profitable by others. When this policy is pursued, failure rarely results. One bad ns well select a successful mer chant to design and erect a .suspension bridge or a inoderh steel building as to engage such a man—successful though he may be in commercial affairs—to plan the development and equipment of a mine or a metallurgical plant.— Scientific Press. A Big Portland Dividend. In addition to its regular 2 cents dividend the Portland Gold Mining Company has declared an extra divi dend of 1 cent a share. This makes tlie distribution for tin* month $90,000. The declaration of the extra dividend was possible because of the excellent condition of the company’s treasury, but it will not be tin* policy of the di rectors to continue the payment of extra dividends. 'Hie policy of the company will result in a thorough ex ploration of all the company’s proper lies. and the taking out of ore at the proper time. It is planned to sink two shafts on tin* Morse group, one on the Morse and the other between tlie Morse and tin* main workings of tin* Portland. Returns have not yet been received from the shipment of bon anza ore which was recently sent to the Grant smelter at Deliver, but the value of tin* eight cars is estimated at about $200.00(1. The total amount of Portland dividends to date is $2,047,- 080. Mining Notes. Work on the Black Wonder, in Hins dale county, is steadily progressing. A 200-foot upraise and 1(K) feet of drift ing is to be done under the present contract. The addition to the Emma mill near Rico lias been commenced and will be completed early in the spring. A steam plant, buttery of live stamps and four Wiltiey tables will be added to the equipment. A rich strike is reported on the Grand View mine at Sunshine. George Gaspee and Lute Howell were build ing a road, when they opened a- four foot vein of sylvanlte and rusty gold, samples of which assayed as high as $25,900 gold per ton. A company has been formed in Du rango which has purchased tin* mill erected several years ago to test the ores of the Baker contact, and the ad joining placer ground, and will operate the plant as a concentrating mill for the treatment of the ores in the vi cinity. The company also owns some good claims on tin* West Mnneos con tact. Tin* Stanley mine has a remarkable showing in the lower levels under Clear creek. It will be recalled that this property was producing ore running $2,999 a ton from the north side of the shaft and near the bed of the creek. Since then levels have been driven to the north and Just beyond the creek tin* ore shoot is found with bornite. This runs very high in both gold and silver. It is said tl.»* streak is wide. With it is some milling ore. The company con tinues to work eleven nil* drills In doing devi lopmcnt work on both sides of tin* creek. The mine has now eight or nine miles of development. The Pinnacle Cane. Wliipp and Glenn are the happiest men in tin* Cripple Creek district, all owing to tin* decision of Judge* Harris, which reinstates them in their lease on tin* Lansing of the Pinnacle company. About six weeks ago the Pinnacle com pany notified the lessees to stop ship ping ore and secured an injunction on a complaint alleging that the conditions of the contract laid not been lived up to. The case was heard by Judge Har ris. and a large number of witnesses on Instil sides were subpoenaed. Wliipp and Glenn opened up ore on tin* Pinna cle about ten months ago and up to date have shipped about $300,000 worth of tlie mineral. The lease has alnmt six months to run, and the rate of production will be maintained at from forty to fifty tons. CRIPPLE CREEK’S MINES. Figures Showing What They Produced Last Venn Below is given the production of a number of tin* Cripple Creek mines for 1899; Gross Tons. Value. Portland 4(1.000 $2,500,000 Independence 29.9(H) 2,225.000 Gold Coin 2(1.800 1.5150,000 Isabella 13,000 1.110,000 Strong 21,009 I.o5(),ooo Jack Pot 18,040 850,000 Vindicator 25,893 837,550 Elkton 17.925 040,000 Lillie 13,250 575,000 Legal Tender 35,278 575,000 Mary McKinney ....12,491 572.085 Gold King 1 l.ono 500,000 Dead Pine 8.000 489,909 Wild Horse 8,740 425.000 11 nil City Placer 7.1!H) 300,000 Last Dollar d.OOO 300,000 Pinnacle 5, 000 300.n1 mi Granite 15.001 291,000 Raven 4,000 250,00 k. Doctor 1.7(H) 250,000 Union 4.(HH) 240.000 llooslrr 2.3(H) 207.000 Garfield 2.179 183.437 Mllloil 4.001) 100JMM) Atiaeoiidu 10.138 159JMM) El Paso 2.500 150.000 Modoc 1.750 145,(HH) Dead wood 4,000 135,000 Anchoriit-Lelaiid .... 3,100 129,000 M IscellniieoilS Woods Inv. Co.’s properties 3,000 125,(KM) Wilson Creek 1.8(H) 120,000 Victor 0,200 111.000 Gold Sovereign 4,273 108,412 Free Coinage 2.(hh> 100,000 Damon 2,500 loo,o<hi Jerry Johnson 2.5(H) 100.000 Ajax 1,200 75,(HH) Work 1,1100 71. n0n Tornado 825 70, tHH) Acacia 1,100 00,000 Dante 1.500 00,(HH) Lexington 1,500 OOjHHi Findley l.soo 55.000 specimen poo 30JKHI Los Angeles 1,200 30,000 Zeuobia 7(H) 35,(M)0 Lucky Gum 100 20,000 Pharmacist 350 15,000 Mountain Beauty.... 300 1.5.000 Kimberly 211 7,490 GREAT BRITAIN’S REPLY. •he Will Pay American Citizens for Seised Provisions. Washington. Jan. 10.- First—Great. Britain offers to pay an indemnity to American citizens whose’ corn meal and flour were seized by tlie British cruisers near Delngoa bay? the extent of the claims to be determined by a commission. Second—Great Britain will not de clare corn meal anti Hour to be contra band when proof is not positive "that” those foodstuffs an* intended for tin* camp of the enemy. Third—Great Britain contends that she lias not violated the rights of a neutral treaty with a neutral port by the seizure of this corn meal and Hour, hut that, 011 tin* contrary, under her old municipal laws, she lias the (ight to seize food supplies absolutely necessary for tin* maintenance of her soldiers and sailors in time of war. her right being subject to the equities of indemnity. These are tin* essential points in tin* tentative answer of Lord Salisbury to tin* demand made on him by Ambassa dor Choate for a declaration of policy and a concession of liability in tin* mai ler of the seizures of American Hour in eorgoes on tin* Mashoua. tin* Be atrice and the Maria. Tin* abstract of the position of tin* British government has been received by the State Department. The atti tude of lids government on the three propositions submitted in justification by Lord Salisbury is as follows: The United States accepts Great Britain's offer to pay tin* American citizens in interest, the face value of the cargoes, with a reasonable profit. Great Britain’s pica in justification is regarded as inadequate and an evas ion in the respect that it avoids a gen eral declaration as to whether corn meal and Hour arc contraband of war, hut tin* answer is reasonably sufficient, because it declares specifically that the articles on tin* vessels named were not contraband of war. as they were not destined for the camp of an enemy, and that was one important contention of tin* State Department. As to the third proposition, tin* Unit ed States accepts in good faith the plea that tin* goods were seized as a mili tary necessity for the supply of the British army ami navy, and that such necessity justified the act of seizure without prejudice to any other inter national question involved. WRECKS IN UTAH. Several Accidents Result in Death and In juries to Train Men. Denver. Jan. 10. A dispatch to the News from Brice. Utah, says: The Utah line appears to he a fatal spot ou the line of the Rio Grande Western Railway. Sunday night cast hound passenger 1 rain No. .4 ran into tin* rear end of a freight train which laid gone into a switch, leaving tin* rear ciul exposed. With tin* rear end collision came a lire which con sumed tin* caboose of the freight train mid the car next thereto. The train men and passengers escaped unhurt. The next passenger train. No. 1. east bound, ran Into a rock slide with in a few hundred feet of tin* same point. killing the fireman. Tim Ryan of Grand Junction, and badly injuring Engineer Hart of Helper. Utah. Ryan bad $1,500 insurance and Hart none. The family of Hart lives at Helper. The body of Ryan was taken to Grand Junction ami Hart sent to tin* hospi tal. A brakeman. name unknown, liad his leg crushed and broken in the yards at Colton Monday night, while Frank Craig, the tramp who had ids leg crushed in the yard at Brice Sunday morning, died under an operation in the Salt Lake City hospital to-night. The one train that runs between Moumls and Suiinyside each day was wrecked two miles this side of the latter place lids afternoon and traffic is blocked on tin* line. Ten cars of coal were dumped over an embank ment. It is reported that uom* of the crew or passengers were hurt. Injunction Stops a Wedding. Glen wood, la.. Jail. 9.- An injunction forbidding persons from using a mar riage license Is the latest thing in a h*- gal line to develop Itself in the Mills county courts. Hugh Babbitt is a farmer living near Strakan in tin* southeast part of tin* county. Pearl Rabbit, aged 15. is Ids daughter. Leslie Shay wooed the young woman and they determined to g<*l married. Mr. Babbitt was opposed on account of the tender years of Ids daughter. Tile couple defied paternal wishes, and, going to Sidney, in Fre mont county, secured a license to wed. Mr. Babbitt laid kept a close watch on tin* couple and no sooner had tlie li cense I icon secured than lie proceeded to Bed Oak. where Judge Smith was holding court, ami procured an injunc tion rest milling young Shay from mak ing use of (In* permll. Should Uupld play any further pranks tin* girl’s sweetheart may be hauled up for con tempt of court. Little Satisfaction for Germany. Lomloii, Jan. Id. Tlx* Daily Graphic makes tin* following statement regard ing the seizures of German vessels by British warships: •’Germany Inis addressed two notes to tin* British foreign office challeng ing Great Britain's right to detain any ships traveling between two neutral ports. The notes have been duly an swered. "The Queen's government finds Itself wholly unable to acquiesce In Ger many's contention. Germany cited a case In siipihtrt of her contention, 4nit on examination lids so-called precedent proved to lu* quite Inapplicable to tin* seizures under discussion. "The correspondence between tin* two governments rests there, pending a decision by the prize court." What the Anti-Imperialists Propose. Minneapolis. Jan. to. Elwood K. Uorser. who represents the National Silver Republican party in Its iicgotlu iloiis with the Democrats and Bopu llsts, has Just returned from a confer ence of niitl-ImpcrialistM at Chicago, at which it was agreed to hold 11 national meeting In Bltllailelpliia on February 22nd and another probably in Chicago Just before tin* Republican national <*oii vent lon meets. At the latter meet ing It is tin* Intention to make a dednr atloii that no party or candidate op posed to tin* recognition of the Uilipiuos shall receive Its support. FROM WASHINGTON. GOSSIP OF THE WHITE HOUSE AND THE DEPARTMENTS. Louis Rico Ball of Colorado has been appointed second lieutenant in the cav alry. regular* service. First Lieutenant Loren E. Uheover of buffalo. Wyoming, has been promoted to a captaincy in the Thirty-sixth in fantry. The. House has adopted a resolution calling for information regarding the relations of the Treasury Department with the New York banks. The secretary of war lias sent to Con gress it request for an urgent deficiency appropriation of $750,000 to supple-, incut tlie $1.5ub,000 heretofore appro priated for the repatriation of the Spanish families and tlicir families held by tin* insurgents in the Phi lip pines from tin* islands to Spain, in ac cordance with tlie treaty of peace. The I’resident has issued an execu tive order relative to quarantine regu lations for tin* ports in tin* Philippine islands. Tin* order recites that to pre vent the introduction N»f epidemic dis j eases tin* act of 1893 and tin* rules ; framed thereunder shall have full force 1 in tin* islands, with additional regula tions. These require that vessels en tering and clearing from any Philippine port shall lx* examined by officers of the marine hospital service. Again it is announced that tlie Presi | dent will pay his long belated journey to the Rocky Mountain states. This time flu* promise is made In connection with the intention of tin* President to be present at tin* launching of the Ohio at San Francisco in the spring. He has assured tin* western senators that Ik* will go west byway of tlie North ern Pacific, stopping at Helena and Butte. His present intention is to re turn byway of Salt Lake, Cheyenne and Denver. 111 tin* executive session of tin* Sen ate* Thursday there was a brief discus sion of the promotion of General Mac- Art hur. The discussion grew out of an inquiry by Senator Pettigrew as to what the general had done to entitle ill 111 to such distinction as had been conferred upetn him. The inquiry was responded to by Senators Carter. Haw ley and others, who explained that I General Mae Arthur’s record had been uniformly good from the time of tlie civil war until and including the pres ent campaign in tin* Philippines. After these explanations tin* nomination was confirmed without an opposing vote. The mystery of the Montgomery’s cruise 011 tin* coast of Africa, which Senator Mason promises to make the suojcct of a congressional investiga tion. does not involve any great inter national question, as Ik* pretends to suppose. Instead of doing police duty for the British empire, the Montgom ery was quietly cruising up and down tin* coast of Liberia, making soundings and charts for tin* supply and coaling station for our navy, which is very much needl'd in that part of tin* world. The Liberian government offered the United States a choice of its harbors for that purpose, and the Montgomery was sent over there to inspect and re port. Tlie House has ordered two Investi gations as a result of resolutions intro duced by Representative Lentz of Ohio. The first is to la* an investiga tion by the committee 011 postotHces | and post roads into tin* charge that two ' federal appointees of the President. I Postmaster John C. Graham of Provo City. Utah, am) Postmaster Orson Smith of fjogau. Utah, are under in dictment as polygamists and whether | affidavits to tin* effect were 011 file at tin* time of their appointment. The 1 other is a general investigation of tin* military committee Into tin* conduct of General Merriaiu and the United Stat(*s army officials during the Waril ucr, Idaho, riots aml subs(*queut i here to. The secretary of the navy has re ceived a most interesting report from ■ Uaptain Leary, governor of Guam, re- I cording ids achievements in the mat ter of civilizing tin* natives and clean ing up the Island. He says: "The peo ple appear to he grateful for what Is being gratuitously done for them and seem to appreciate the importance of co-operating with us. not only in our medical work, hut in our efforts to I make sanitary improvements. Assist t ant Surgeon Stone had persuaded the ! |M*oplc of Agan. the largest village, to establish a hospital of tell beds. So striking liiih been the result that tin* authorities of tin* village are now building ami have nearly finished an additional hospital for twenty Ihms.” Governor General Davis urges imme diate action on the part of Congress for tin* organization of a government in Puerto Rico. He wants that island to la* placed in tlie same relation as one of tin* regular territories, with free trade in all articles with the rest of the United States. Owing to the cyclone which, swept over the island during the summer the people are in a condition of great poverty, in many cases dis tress, but they are conducting them- i selves in an admirable manner and I have shown that they will make good citizens. General Davis thinks that 1 policy as well as Justice demands that the laws of the United States be ex tended over Puerto Rico without delay mid with only a few changes, which ure necessary to meet the peculiar con dltloiiH then*. Chairman Slump of tlie Senate com mittee on territory and Senator Clark of Wyoming, ami the other members of tin* party of statesmen Hint have lii*eii touring tin* territories, all speak very confidently of the admission of New Mexico. Arizona and Oklahoma. There is 110 doubt that tin* chairman will favor a general clearing up of tin* existing territories within tin* emit I ticlitnl limits of tile United States. The enabling acts are lint likely to lx* tak en up by the committee, however, un til tlie second session of tin* present Congress. The purpose of this will lx* to throw the matter over the presiden tial election, if the Republican lead its are in earnest in tills matter of ad mission then next winter might see nn other rouud-up of new states like tin* celebrated ones of 1889 and 1890. it |*, however, 11 better prediction, based 011 piesent political conditions, that when it conics to a vote ill the Senate. It will be very hard to get any more sit ver states Into tlie Union. 'Hie loving cup of silver made of the melted dthics collected from over 70. •hm» America 11 citizens. (In* majority of whom were children, was presented to Admiral De\vcy Tuesday. The cup %tiiiids nearly six feet ill height, null Is .appropriately inscribed. At one Hide was a lurg<* sllvov-lmuiitl volume, con taining tlu* names of the contributors of thp dimes. who had subscribed to the token through the instrumentality Gf.the New York Journal. Senator De pew headed the presentation commit* .tj*e and made the speech of the occa sion. In accepting the tribute. Admiral 'Dewey thanked Senator Depew for his gracious words, and bald that lie was ■overpowered by tlds new proof of the gratitude of ids countrymen. To him (lie most pleasant tiling about it. and one that would make him cherish it all the more, was the fact that the chil dren of the country were so largely represented in the giving. Tin* grati tude of the little ones, lie said, pieased him Immensely, and he spoke feeling ly of the way they surround him on the street and lisp out their pretty little compliments. “That man Little knows the common people of tin* republic. Little under stands the instincts of our race, who thinks we will not hold it (the Philip pine archipelago! fast, and hold it for ever. administering Just government by simplest methods.” This sentence was the keynote of the speech delivered in the Senate Tuesday by Mr. Roveridge, the Junior senator from Indiana. It was the maiden speech in the Senate of about the youngest member of the body. The announcement that he would deliver an address embodying Ids observations in the Philippines at tracted nu unusually large number of auditors to the galleries. On tin* floor of tin* Senate every member in the city was in ids seat, and scores of represen tatives came over from the House. Tin* occasion was inspiring, and Mr. Bever idge rose to it brilliantly. His oration —for properly it was an oration—was deeply interesting. It was replete with striking sentences and well arranged information. Spoken with all the ear nestness, vigor and eloquence of a line orator, enthusiastic* in his subject, who rose at times to his subject with tin* power of passionate dramatic utter ance, the speech created a profound im pression upon all who heard it. Sena tor Hoar briefly replied to Mr. Bever idge. The Roberts Investigating committee resumed its session Thursday for the purpose of hearing arguments and bringing the inquiry to an early eon elusion. Mr. Schrpeder, head of the Gentile delegation here to oppose Rob erts then opened the argument against Roberts. The argument was largely technical and was divided under three general heads, viz: First, whether or not the member-elect lias tin* constitu tional qualifications, including citizen ship: second, whether or not the con stitutional provisions as to citizenship includes one who has impaired Ids cit izenship by crime or unlawful status, and whether Mr. Roberts lias so im paired his citizenship; third, whether a member-elect lias the statutory qualifi cations. and whether tin* House has the power to establish qualifications beyond those in the constitution. Mrs. .1. Ellen Foster addressed the commit tee in behalf of the great number of women interested in the ease and who were nor represented before the com mittee. She spoke vigorously, dealing wim the Roberts ease and the general moral interests it involved. This con cluded the day's proceedings and tin* committee adjourned until 10:30 o’clock. Italy has returned a favorable re sponse to tin* recent note of the State I Department respecting the open door in | China. Italy was the last of the great | powers remaining to lie heard from. It is learned that although Italy was the last of the powers addressed to return an answer to Secretary Hay’s over tures. that government really was more prompt than ony other in the negotia tions. This is explained by Hie fact that the Italian government was ad dressed on the subject some time after tin* other continental nations had it un der consideration, owing to tin* fact that our ambassador. Mr. Draper, was away from his post on leave of ab sence in the Fuited States when the identical note of instructions was scut j out. The agreements have not yet been reduced to their final form, but the State Department will now enter upon the task of putting them into shape of precis, and as in each cuso the agreement to tin* principles in volved in our invitation Is returned iu unequivocal terms according to the de partment officials it is not anticipated that any difficulty will In* experienced in accomplishing this work satisfactor ily. Pending that outcome the State Department does not intend to make any statement for the public* as to tie* exact terms of the agreements, though it is admitted tiiat the ground lias been covered with unusual accuracy In the press reports up to this point. Eight officers from the navy, rank ing as captains or higher, who wore in actual command of vessels partici pating iu tin- naval operations at San tiago and at other points in the West Indies during the late war. met the President by Invitation, in order that I light consult with them as to the best means of rewarding the services of tin* men under their command. All of the eight captains present. Including every commanding officer in Admiral Schley's licet, recommended the pro motion of Admiral Sampson to the -*rade of vice admiral, because they bo lieve him to lie entitled to all the credit Hint has been claimed for him in con nection with the naval operations of the Spanish war. and. with the excep tion of Captain Cook, who commanded the Brooklyn iAdmiral Schley's flag ship), they opposed "the promotion of any officer charged with reprehensible conduct until In* has availed himself of the opportunities offered by the regulations of tin* navy for an official Inquiry Into Ids conduct, or lias other wise purged himself of the charge." This means Admiral Schley, although his iintnc Is not mentioned, and t lie reeommemhitioii from tlm com imimlers of all the vessels of Admiral Seldey's squadron, with one exception, was tiiiiiiiiimuis. The cap tains were also unanimous In recoin mending that the services of their subordinate officers and themselves Im* recognized by a commemorative med al. or by some other token, rather than by promotion over the hernia of their associates who wen* not so fortunate ns to secure active service during the Intc war. They are particularly anx ious Hint Admiral Sampson shall be promoted to tin* grade of vice admiral, and that in the records of the depart ment and In history tlm fleet to which they belonged shall enjoy a dignity equal to that already given to the Pii eltle squadron under command of Ad mlral Dewey. Versatile Coachman. A recent number of a Loudon paper contains this, advertisement: “Wanted, a man of light weight, who fears the Lord and can drive a pair of steady horses. He must, Lord willing, arise at 7 o’clock in the morning, obey Ids master and mistress iu all lawful com mands, sing psalms and join the house hold prayer, look after the horses and occasionally wait on the table.” England's Armored Trains. The magnificent armored trains used by England iu her war with the Boers will protect her troops in about the same way that Hostetler's Stomach Bitters drives dyspepsia from the hu man stomach, and then mounts guard that it does not return. The Bitters has won in every case of indigestion, constipation, liver and kidney trouble for fifty years. A Foe to Sunday Closing. "Mrs. -Tones, why don’t you lay in your Sunday provisions on Saturday?” •‘Because if Mr. Jones comes home hungry late Saturday night lie’s liable to eat everything in the house.” You Can Get Allen’s Foot-Ease Free. Write today to Allen S. Olmsted, Le Roy, N. Y., for a free sample of Al len’s Foot-Ease, a powder to shake into your shoes. It cures chilblains, sweat ing. damp, swollen, aching feet. It makes new or tight shoes easy. An in stant cure for Corns and Bunions. All druggists and shoe stores sell it, 25c. "Mr. Smith, do you want me to adopt rational dress?” “So, my dear, but I’d like you to wear irrational dress at ra* tionnl prices.” “Proof of the 'Pudding Is in the Eating.” It is not *what <we say, but <what Hood’s Sarsaparilla does, that tells the story, Thousands of people give the proof by telling of remarkable cures by Hood's Sar saparilla of Scrofula, Salt Rheum, Dys pepsia, Catarrh, Rheumatism, and all other blood And debility. FEffSriS W Always chea|>cr^^^^^^^ in tho and than any tteodn that only cost lmlf us much. Tested, true to name, fresh and reliable. Always the beat. Ask ■L for Ferry’s —take no Write for llkk) Sued Annual. I>. M. millY A CO., troll, 8 D *FOffM4*CEilTsi Wo wish to iraln this rear £00.0(0 1 now ciutomt M, arul fi »-mo ort**r I , I i’kft. City Uarilon licet, he i hi P*g Uarl'st Knnrnld Ctirtiniberlfic ( Bl " LaGroaao .Market Lettucu. lr>c , 71 “ Strawberry Melon, l(>o f 1 ** 1:1 liny Radl-b, 10c 11 1 ** Ksrly Ripo Cat-haga, 100 I t 1 *' Karl* Dinner Onion, 100 I a *‘ Brilliant Flower Beads, lfic | Worth #l.OO, for I t rents. JTaa) Abnvo 10 Pitas, worth $l.OO, wo will mail you fr> «*, together with our er<-at Catalog, telli nr nil about SAUER S MILLION DOLLAR POTATO upon receipt of this mil Ire A 14c. atainpa. \Ve invite your trade, and i, know when you once try *iai 7.rr*a • nri'ds you will nrv« r do without. "tfiOO Prises on Kaiser's I POO- rar- I eat earliest Tomato Giant on oarth. *»•— i join A. NAI.'/.EU KEEP CO., I.A ( KOMSE. WIH. ( Denver Directory. "a*-. $35 CONCORD '"JjjSS TKAM 11AHNKHH FOII U>4l This !•» tho hlKicost Ka Jj R 11 iis Roll. Ilumn* oft' 1 oproadurs. rl n gn. and snap*. Posittroly k 'uurnnloo.l mid ••qual to any 1... no Harm*,*, sold elsewhere. Order at once fata •••(file "f .'st Myles of handles andllarnes,. Free I red Mueller, Hid to lilt)Laruuur hi . Denver, Colo hT: “dTn V i; b"ten W+S'/jV/Ln AP, ° Aw siNci co. I WS trail MUNI ON! SUNS I /■RlUulur Idl <1 Art'otlloe hirert.C Marometers. Therm passes, alloruso ipos. OXFORD HOT tL Dipok Fireproof. C 11. florae. Mgr.J. W.’lViil; eh. II A.Tripett BROWN PALAUfc ki; rope an ami Auit-r-t.au plana, 1 1 Aland a. and up FIOFUTY SAVINGS " 16,1X1). (Jill pay • I to i. pur ct. on dt-|Hu,ila. he ml (or •at i T VQC WHITKHM. All make., ixingtu, sold, c» II I L rhanaed rented uti.l rep, nil Write for prleva. Denver Typewriter I.M-mmji*. ir.-;< inuupn POST COOT PHOTOS Klfteenih amt ’ Ijiwrenro Mend UtjroiirKiaUk work. MKND TWO « KNT STAMP Foil Aluminum Combined Comb &r Paper Cutter WOODWORTII-WALLACE COLLEGES. Hhortlutnd and * 'ommerelal. 1739 Chumpii 81root. Denver, Colorado. \ ASf fIT? on deposit account* • Beat plan • I sao i6p?st. dehver.l The J. H. iwonTgomery Mach. 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