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THE OBSERVER.
antmujL am, - • Colorado.
Unrequited love must be a species of
heart failure.
Suppression of honest investigation
means retrogression.
The skeleton in a woman’s closet Is
usually some other female.
The wife of a policeman should not
«xpect him to give up his club.
Nations, like individuals, derive their
■vigor from noble sentiments only.
By wearing gloves you can avoid
showing your hand in a poker game.
Women who are confirmed man-hat
ers had to begin on some particular
man.
Many an heiress has lost her fortune
In an unfortunate matrimonial specu
lation.
A ladies’ tailor has a hard row to
hoe. He has to re-form so many of his
customers.
Great as heaven and earth are. men
still find things in them with which to
be satisfied.
The woman who doesn’t care for
dress —well, it’s either a mistake or a
misstatement.
The privilege of being at home ev
erywhere belongs only to kings, to girls
end to thieves.
Flying-machine inventors may be
strictly temperate, but they often take
a drop too much.
Says an Irishman: "It's a great com
fort to be alone—especially when your
sweetheart is with you.”
The best servants of his satanical
majesty are those who attend church
for the purpose of making a show.
It Is the mind that makes the body
rich; and as the sun breaks through
the darkest clouds, so honor peereth in
the meanest habit.
Young Jesse James has taken unto
himself a wife. Now he may be able
to get some practical points on the art
of holding up trains without bumping
into the law.
Luxurious repose is never true physi
cal rest. To enjoy that blessing to Its
fullest extent, freedom from restraint
must be allowed every part of the
body. A firm surface is required—one
that will tend to keep the body
stretched out at full length, that the
lungs and heart may feel no sense of
restriction by compression of the chest
walls, and that the blood may have
uninterrupted course in every direc
tion.
Lord Kimberley, it appears, grants
pensions of six and seven shillings a
week to his aged servants. One of
these ancients conceived the bright
idea that, in addition to the pension
from his Jordshop. he was entitled to
out-relief from the guardians. Accord
ingly, he made an application, which
was refused on the ground that he was
already in receipt of a sufficient pen
sion. The old man went straight to
Lord Kimberley and r.sked if that was
fair. On being assured that it was,
he at once offered to resign his pension
end go into the workhouse, "For,” he
declared, “I won't your lordship
done over this.”
A short life need not be at all one
of but small influence. A short story
or sermon has frequently more effect
than the more lengthy. It is only
speaking from a human standpoint to
•ay that a life is prematurely closed
which covers but a portion of the time
nlloted by the Psalmist. Christ’s pub
lic ministry occupied but three short
yjars, yet at their close he declared
finished that stupendous work, the re
demption of the world. Great achieve
ments are permitted a few. but oppor
tunities of influence are imposed upon
all. for we are living epistles known
and read of all men. and our living
preaches more eloquently than our
words.
Cushman of Wisconsin is put down
In the Congressional Directory us a
congressman-at-large, his stato being
without definite congressional dis
tricts. This reminds him of a story
which is quoted in the Wushingtoii
Post. Ho was once approaching a
town, where he was billed to make a
speech, find stopped at a house on the
outskirts to get a drink of water. He
met the farmer's wife at the well.
"What is the political sentiment
around here?” nsked Cushman. "I
dunno." said the woman; "I don't go
to political meetings. They say there
is a congressman at large, and I think
the safest thing for me to do is to
stay at home."
True Independence never merges in
to Isolation but gladly welcomes every
aid from every source -not In servile
and Indolent subjection, but us the
growing plant welcomes the warm sun
und the refreshing rain by which it is
to gain strength, in beauty un i in
fruitfulness.
By doing each duty fully ns It comes
we qualify for more light and great
aptitude for succeeding duties Faith*
fulness day by day in small tilings will
make us keen to recognize the divim
voice with reference to greater things
COLORADO NOTES.
The Alpine pass line is again
blockaded by snow slides that have
carried away the tracks.
President Baker of the University of
Colorado lias raised the $70,000 re
quired to run the institution until the
Legislature meets.
Bnlpli G. Lister of Colorado, has
passed a successful examination for a
second lieuteuautcy in the regular ser
vice. He was second lieutenant of
Company K. First Colorado volunteers,
in the Philippines.
The San Miguel Board of County
Commissioners has appropriated $1,500
for the Colorado' l’aris Exposition
commissioners, to be utilized in defray
ing the expenses of making a display
of the mineral resources of Colorado,
und advertising the same.
The bodies of the following Colo
rado soldiers have reached San Fran
cisco from Manila: Privates George
W. Warrington, F. E. Springstead,
Charles Lillie, Cass White. Harry J.
Ueislg, Harry L. Doxsee and Charles
Phenix.
The engineer of the Union Pacific
express was signaled to stop at a
lonely spot near Sterling, but seeing
that three armed men were waiting to
board the train he pulled open the
throttle and sped by them to avoid a
train robbery.
I. B. Gale, agent for the Maxwell
Land Grant Company at Trinidad,
says many of the settlers have leased
ranches they have been living on. from
the land grant company, and others
will do so. This action is in accord
ance with the agreement between the
company and the settlers made last
fall.
Former Assistant Cashier J. M. .Tar
dine of tin* First National bank of Tel
luride lias been placed under arrest by
United States Deputy Marshal Crock
er on the charge of embezzlement and
making false entries in the books of
the bank for the purpose of deceiving
the national bank examiner and the
officers and directors of the institution.
The United Oil Company has struck
oil in its well No. 1118. The well Is lo
cated in the suburbs in the north west
ern part of the city, a locality in
which the company lias not operated
heretofore. This well is much deeper
than others which have been sunk,
and it is thought it will be a good
producer. A number of other wells
at Florence which sire down in the '
neighliorhood of 2,000 feet are expected
to strike oil at any time.
A petition has been forwarded by
members of II Company, C. N. G. of ■
Boulder, to infantry headquarters in
Denver, asking for the resignation of
Captain Walsh. It is stated by a non
commissioned officer that the petition
has thirty signers out of forty active
members of the company. The officer
further states that the action is not
prompted by malice or personal dislike,
but on account of the inefficiency of
the captain. He said that the petition
was started because Captain Wulsli
was lacking in tactics and executive
ability.
The Spring Gulch coal mine of the
Colorado Fuel and Iron Company near
Glenwood is on lire, and it is feared
tlie property will be wholly destroyed.
Fortunately no lives were lost. The
tire originated at the pump house at
the very bottom of the mine and rapid
ly followed the air courses to the sur
face. burning both coal and timbers.
At midnight the flames were still
raging and there Is small hope that
any portion of the mine will escape
damage. The origin of the fire Is a
mystery. All the surface openings
have been sealed for the purpose of
smothering the fire and the manage
ment says it will be at least three
months before work can be resumed.
The entire force of 200 men are laid
off. Tlie superintendent has been in
structed to send all the men to Placita
that can be used there, as the com
pany will make an effort to supply the
250 coke ovens at Cardiff from that
point.
The ball and banquet given by the
Gilpin county pioneers in the new court
house at Central City on the 22nd. was
an event that will long be cherished In
the memories of the large crowd that
was present. The building was bril
liantly lighted with over 125 electric
bulbs, and the white walls of hand
somely carved and varnished wood- j
work presented a most cheerful np- i
ponrnneo. The crowd begun arriving
at 8:30. but the grand inarch did not
take place until 0:30, the people spend
ing the time intervening in making an j
In spec lon of tlie building from
basement to roof, and many were tlie
expressions of delight made at the fact
that Gilpin, the oldest eounty and min
ing region of tlie state, should possess
such a handsome structure. The danc
ing took place in the District Court
room, which is 57x38 feet, and the sup
per was served by the Ladies' Belief
Corps in the County Court room down
stairs, where tallies were spread for
forty-five couples at a sitting.
Baca land grant No. 4. comprising
the richest mountain in the Sangre de
Crlsto range and some of the most
fertile meadow lands lu the San Luis
valley, will change hands. The title
of tlie land will pass from Quincy A.
Shaw of Boston to tlie San Luis Valley
Land and Mining Company, which is
composed of several wealthy and In
fluential Philadelphians. The fii),2hfi
acres of valley and mountain land
was sold for $1,400,000. The deal has
not yet been rinsed, and the money Is
In the hands of a trust company in
Philadelphia. Inn it is understood that
the purchase price will be paid In cash.
The land !s Immctisi-ly rich in mineral,
the Independence mine, located on
Spanish creek, being one of the most
promising properties in the south of
Colorado, it Is (lie purpose of the new
company to develop the mincpil possi
bilities of their property as vigorously
as possible, and in (lie near future ii
new mill of 120 stamps will lie erected
to treat the ore of the Independence
and other mines recently opened. In
the next year over $1.000,000 will be
spent in Improving the grant, and
Henry It Davis of Colorado Spring*
will he Immediately installed as man
ager. The valley lands are fertile, and.
although at present used only for rais
ing hay. will In* Irrigated by dltehes 1
which the company will run from
Spanish creek and f’rcstones. About
fifteen miles of railroad, which will '
connect with tlie Ulo Grande nt Moffat,
"ill be built by the company to the
town of Crestonc and to Duucou.
WASHINGTON NEWS.
What ( ongrcn In Doing—Notea From the
White House end the Departments.
Under the joint resolution of Con
gress the President has appointed Mrs.
Daniel Manning as a commissioner to
represent the United States and the Na
tional Society of the Daughters of the
American Revolution at the unveiling
of the Lafayette statue in Baris and at
the Paris exposition.
The Senate has passed a bill grant
lug the mineral land states fifty per
cent, of the Income derived from inter
est upon public land sales to aid and
establish schools of mines iu such
states. Under the bill $12,000 per
aiiuuui will be available in each state
for this purpose at present.
The proceedings of tho Senate com
mittee oil privileges and elections iu
the case of Senator Clark of Montana
Tuesday dealt with the lmnk accounts
of some of tlie members of the Mon
tana Legislature. One of these accounts
was that of Representative Stephen
By water of Flathead county, who de
posited $15,000 iu the Bank of Mon
tana at Helena on the 3rd of last
March, after the adjournment of the
legislature. Mr. By water was put on
the stand. lie said that he had brought
SO,OOO of tlds sum to Helena with him
and kept it in ids trunk all winter,
while SO,OOO had been received from
his brother as purchase money on a
sale of mining stock. He d(*clared that
he had not received any pay f (ft his
vote for Mr. Clark for the Senate, but
said that Mr. Whiteside had told him
that he could get $5,000 for supporting
Mr. Clark, but he refused it.
Senator Clark and Marcus Daly, tin*
rival millionaires of Montana, faced
each other during the greater part of
Saturday in the Senate, committee on
elections in the investigation of Mir.
Clark’s election to the Senate of the
United States. Mr. Clark sat in the
rear of his attorneys and Mr. Daly
tin the opposite side of the room. Mr.
Daly wore a pleasant smile throughout
the day and Mr. Clark maintained an
unruffled countenance. It had been ex
pected that Mr. Daly would In* called
to the witness stand during the day.
but he wfts not. The day was given
up to J. It. Toole, a close friend of Mr.
Daly. Mr. Toole’s testimony covered
the senatorial contest from the Daly
slde«of the question. He also related
many particulars concerning the capi
tal contest, placing the total expendi
ture in behalf of Anaconda iu that con
test at from $350,000 to $450,000.
There is a movement on foot for the
passage of a law requiring defendants
in criminal cases iu United States
courts to furnish ball through surety
companies rather than individuals.
While there is very little ball forfeit
ed in the Federal courts compared
with the state and municipal courts,
nevertheless there is always more or
less trouble in this line, and it is al
most impossible to recover ou a bail
bond without legal proceedings. The
same difficulty was found iu recover
ing on bonds given by civil officers of
the government until the system of
surety companies was introduced. No
surety company has even declined to
pay on a bond except in one instance,
where a dispute as to liability ©cour
ted. iu Baltimore, and was settled by
arbitration. Men of experience in tliis
direction claitti that similar results
would follow in tin* if all per
80ii6 admitted to bail were'required to I
furnish 'bonds from surety companies.
Senator Warren proposes that the
people of Hawaii shall have home
rule. A residence for many years in
a territory convinced the senator, he
says, that it is a very undesirable state i
of affairs which permits persons who
live many thousands of miles distant,
anti who have no personal knowledge
of the local conditions, to make laws
and prescribe duties for territorial resi- i
dents. The bill taken up by the Sen- I
ate recently providing a form of gov
ernment for Hawaii, prescribes that
the franchise shall only be exteuded
to male citizens of the islands, thus
preventing local legislation on the sub
ject of franchise. To correct this Sena
tor Warren has introduced an amend
ment to the bill, reciting that at any
time after .limitary 1. 1003. the Legis
lature of Hawaii may submit to the
lawfully qualified voters of the terri
tory such changes and modifications
for electors as they shall sec fit: and
the same being adopted by a majority
vote, taken iu the mode prescribed bv
tlie Legislature, shall lie valid and
binding as law.
Miss Lillian Pniincefote, daughter of
Lord Paiuicefoto. British ambassador
to tin* United States, was married at
noon Saturday to Hon. Ihiliert Bromley
of Stokehall. Neward. .Nottinghamshire.
England. Tile wedding was one of tin*
most notable that lias occurred iu
Washington for many years. (Jiiaiut
old St. John's church, where the cere
mony was performed. Is one of the
landmarks of Washington, ah outward
)y dingy little stucco-coated building of
colonial type, just across from Lafay
ette Square from the executive man
sion. Its capacity is about xim, stand
ing room included, and this did not
serve to accommodate at tithe of those
who wished to witness tin* ceremony.
The ceremony was performed by let.
Rev. Rislmp of Washington. Henry
Yates Satteriee. assisted by Rev.
Charles Mnckiiy-Smlth, rector of St.
John's. After the ceremony a wedding
breakfast was served ai the embassy
to 400 guests. Mr. and Mrs. Bromley
Inter left for I'alm Bench. Florida, and
Willi soon return to England, where tin*
young matron will Is* presented at
court.
The secretary of state lias requested
Mr. Hitt, chairman of tin* committee
on foreign affairs, not to object to an
Investigation of the charges made by
Mr. Mncriini concerning the mutilation
of Ids mail. Macrinu lias persistently
refused to give tin* department any in
fortniitlon upon the subject, and the
secretary feels t lint it is Important that
the truth should lie known. Mr. Mil
crum inis shown twjj envelopes ad
dressed to himself which hour evidence
of having been opened and rescaled by
it British censor with a "sticker." Dm*
contained a Idler from n personal
friend, the oilier came from Mr. Stowe
at Cape Town and bears the stump of
the United States consul. Neither of
the let tern wus official. nud Mr Mu
crum does not pretend that any of his
correspondence from the department
1 was opened. The British government
lias lnstr»ich*d Lord Paiinccfotc to say
that If Mr. Macrtim's mail was tamper
ed with it was (lono in violation or or
ders, and must have been an accident.
This' can !>e easily established, as the
eensor placed his initials upon the
“sticker”, with which he resealed tlio
envelope.
Between Lucero and Uundalapita. on
Coyote creek, in Mora county, active
work is beIUR done by Colorado people
on several very rich copper prospects.
It is only lately that tills section is be
ing exploited on account of the grant
question, wliitdi, until a few months
ago. clouded titles in one of the richest
copper belts in New Mexico, extending
from western Mora county through
Taos, northern Santa Fe county to Hio
Arriba county, where at Lnjn Kosa
and other cutups Cleveland capitalists
have lately invested. On the Mora
county prospects old shafts were found
that* had been sunk twenty years ago
for gold. On the dumps were picked
up many nuggets of solid copper
glance. Numerous veins were discov
ered cropping out at the surface and
these were traceable for miles by dikes
of lime and porphyry, the veins lying
between. Tin* ore carried forty-eight
to eighty-five per cent, copper, with a
little gold and silver. A copper matte
smelter is to be located on the prop
erty. and as there’'ls plenty of water
and timber and coal in that section,
mining and smelting operations can lie
carried oil very cheaply.
Senator Clear of lowa occupies the
first seat of the second row on the mid
dle aisle of the Senate chamber, where
Koseoe Conkling sat for eight years
and William IMtt Fessenden for six.
Mr. Allison sits beside ills colleague
and has occupied the same desk fo*
nearly eighteen years. Mr. Gear wears
an old-fashioned black Slouch hat, i|nd
for some reason or another never hangs
it on tilt' peg that is assigned to him in
the Republican cloakroom, but wears
it into the ehanihber and drops it on
tin* floor beside ills desk, where every
body who comes down the middle of
the aisle is likely to step upon it. Sen
ator Stewart, who occupies the seat be
hind him, is in the habit of shuffling
when in* walks, and seldom * passes
without kicking Senator Gear’s hat as
far as the desk of the official stenog
rapher. Senator Tillman, who sits
across the way. is a frequent speaker,
and whenever he takes the floor he
prances around a good deal. The oth
er day. when lie had a controversy
with Mr. Allison on the currency bill,
he crossed over to the Republican side,
jumped up and down on Senator Gear’s
lint for about ten minutes, until feel
ing some irregular substance under his
fee* he gave it an impatient kick which
sent it about half-way across the cham
ber. The pages who sit on the steps
of tiie vice president’s platform are so
accustomed to such incidents that they
always run after the hat like the boys
who chase the fouls that go over the
fence at a ball game. Then when it is
recovered they take it into the cloak
room. carefully brush it off and return
it to Senator Gear, who sits through
the proceedings blissfully unconscious
of the treatment that part of his ward
robe is suffering. Something occurs to
that hat almost every day. It is either
tramped on or kicked down the aisle,
and there is n strong suspicion that
some of the senators do it purposely, al
though they are. of course, so digni
fied that they would resent any such in
sinuation. The other day somebody
suggested that those who are guilty of
such reprehensible conduct would be
wise to abstain hereafter, because Sen
ator Gear lias deckled to put a brick in
his hat, and several senators are gouty.
The sub-committee of the Senate
committee on foreign relations has pre- >
pared an elaborate historical report
sustaining the Ilny-Pnuncefoto treaty
generally, but suggests certain amend
ments. The opponents are preparing
a minority report which will recom
mend the rejection of the treaty on
the following grounds: First, because
it concedes tile vitality of the Flnyton-
Ituiwer treaty, which lias been dead
for years and repudiated by almost
every administration of the govern
ment, either directly or Indirectly.
Second, by conceding the vitality of
the treaty the I’nited States admits
the right of Great Britain to interfere
in American affairs, which is a viola
lion of tin* Monroe doctrine. Third, by
declaring the neutrality of the canal
tin* l T nitcd States admits foreign
powers to equal rights upon its coast
line, because if the canal is buili it
becomes as much a part of the juris |
diction of tills government as any
navigable water within our bound
arlcs. Fourth, by inviting foreign mi
ttens to assist in preserving tile neu
trality of the canal the Fnlted States
surrenders jurisdiction over its own
territory and invites the
of foreign nations in American affairs,
which is in violation of the Monroe
doctrine. Fifth, when invited to par
ticipate in tin' neutralization of the
Suez canal the government of the
Fnlted States declined on the ground
tlint tin* traditional policy of this gov
eminent prevented It from Interfering
with (lie affairs of the eastern hemis
phere. Therefore it is Impracticable
and impolitic to admit Kuro|>cnii
powers to participate in the neutraliza
tion of tiie Nicaraguan canal. Sixth,
by reviving the Flnyton-Hulwer treaty
the Fnlted States denies Its own right
to acquire the territory in Nicaragua I
which Is necessary for the construction
aud maintenance of tiie canal. Seventh,
by agreeing not to fortify the canal
the Fnlted Stales places Its property in
peril and waives a right which is nil
versaU.v conceded by all civilized na
tions. Fighth. if tiie government of
tiie Fnlted States constructs a canal
through Nicaragua it should reserve
the right to control, maintain and pro
tect it. 'Fills right need not be as
sorted until necessary, but it should not
l>e surrendered in advance. While It
may be unnecessary aud unwise to
erect fortifications on the line of tiie
canal, it is unwise to pledge the nation
not to do so. Ninth, it is not only un
wine but unnecessary to concede (lie
light of transit to the ships of hostile
nations with whom the Fnlted States
may be at war. Those are the strong
est points made against, the treaty by
its opponents. Several of them are
conceded, and the treaty will be
amended accordingly before It Is re
ported to tile Senate.
Important Decision on City Councils.
Milwaukee, Wls., Feb. 1.*7. The do-,
eision of the Supreme Court at Madi
soil, whereby (lie contempt cast's
against city oftlclnls are quashed, is
looked upon as establishing the valid
ity of tiie ordinance holding in sub
rratiee that a court of equity lias not
the power to elljoin a legislative body,
which the City Council was held to be.
BULLER’S HARD ROAD.
On® of Hitt Regiments Nearly Annihilated
In s Trap.
London, Feb. 28.- A special dispatch
from Colcnso, dated Tuesday. Fehru*
ary 27th, says:
“The Boers are endeavoring 4o out
flank us and severe fighting continues.**
Colcnso, Sunday, Feb. 2.*».—ln the
attempt of the Iniiisktilings on Friday
evening to rush tin* Boor position or.
Pieters hill the Boer tire was so terrible
when the infantry emerged from tiie
cover of the trees that almost every
man in the leading half of the company
fell wounded.
The advance line of the British
reached a donga in front of the flrst
Boer trcneli, which was not apparent
until they were actually In it.
The Boers retired to the crest and
then returned on either flank of the In
niskiilings, enfilading tiie captured
donga with a terrible cross-fire.
Finding it impossible to advance or
to hold the position, the British fell
back and intrenched themselves half
way up the hill.
The Bool's maintained ft heavy fire.
In the course of the night the Dublin
Fusiliers and the Connaughts arriving
to support the Innisklllings, another de
termined effort was made to take the
Boer positions. This also failed. A
heavy lire continued throughout the
night.
The Inniskillings lost fourteen out of
seventeen officers, killed and wounded,
and about 200 non-commissioned offi
cers and men killed and wounded.
General Littleton's brigade relieved
General Hart's brigade in the morning,
and the artillery duel was continued
yestftday (Saturday), tfmugli no great
damage was done.
To-day an avmisticc was agreed upon
to enable both sides to collect their
dead and wounded, the Boer army hav
ing had very heavy* losses, but they
scout the idea that the Britisli will
compel them to raise the siege of Lady
smith.
EMPLOYERS AND THEIR MEN.
New Scheme of the Ainerlcnn Newnpaper
riibllHher’rt Association— To Name
Commission.
New York, Fell. 28.—The American
Newspaper Publishers* Association, jjt
the recent session in this city, in view
of the conflicts of greater or less grav
ity between members and employes,
and with a desire to prevent wueli con
flict, if possible, in the future, appoint
ed a special standing committee with
authority to secure the services of a
competent commissioner.
In explanation of tiie objects of tiie
standing committee, the chairman. Al
fred Cowles of the Chicago Tribune,
tiie secretary: M. .1. Lowenstein of the
St. Louis Star, and Herman Bidder of
tile New York Stoats Zeitung. the com
mittee have issued the following:
“Tills spivial standing committee is
substantially an arbitration committee.
Its duty is to obtain data respecting
wages paid in the several cities, the
condition of In 1 sir in the offices of the
various members of the association,
and such other information as may ho
useful and beneficial to both employer
and employe.
“This committee feels charged with
the sacred task of settling disputes
whenever possible, and to that end
will labor to secure the establishment
of joint national arbitration commit
in it tees to adjust labor troubles be
tween members and their employes
that cannot otherwise lit* settled.
“The committee was not appointed
to provoke controversies or to antago
nize labor, but on tin* contrary to pro
mote a belter understanding between
members aud their employes.
“The services of the committee and
its commissioner will he at tiie disposal
of any member of the association and
tin* g(Mul offices of tin* committee will
be gladly extended to any member on
request.”
Killed in a Train Wreck.
Kansas City, Feb. 28. The blizzard
prevailing throughout western Mis
souri was the direct cause of a train
wreck last night on the main line of
tin* Missouri Paeltie road, in which at
least two persons, and possibly others,
were killed and several others badly
Inn t.
The fast St. Louis day express, due
to arrive in Kansas City at o:4o tliis
evening, was delayed by a freight
train, stuck in a snowdrift two miles
south of Independence, about twelve
miles out of Kansas City. The St.
Louis local passenger train, running
forty minutes behind the fast express,
came on through tiie blinding snow
storm and crushed into the express
train ahead, tiie engineer having fuiltsl
to se«‘ the danger signal which tin 1
first train had sent back.
Such was the force of the collision
that the parlor car in tin* rear of tiie
first train was literally <-ut in two.
When engineer Frank Raymond and
Ids fireman escaped from the wreck
the crawled out through the windows
of tliis ear.
Fire added to the horrors of the
wreck, coals from tin* furnace of the
shattered engine having fallen among
tlie debris of tiie splintered conch/ aud
soon the whole wreck was ablaze. Two
or more persons, it is believed, were
burned to death.
New Creamery Combine.
Topeka. Kan.. Feb. 28. Five of the
largest creamery companies in Kansas
and Oklahoma, representing oiic-fourtl)
of tiie dairy interests of tills territory,
have been consolidated under the name
of tiie Continental Creamery Company,
with headquarters at Topeka. The
company starts out with nine cream
eries aud loT skimming stations.
It is expected that tliis number will
lie increased so that soon oiie-linlf of
tiie creamery business of Mils territory
will lie linmlhsl through (lie consoli
dated company.
The new company is chartered under
the laws of Colorado. Its capital stock
Is foO(».<HNi.
Montana Silver Going to China.
Seattle. Wash, Fell, 28. Six hundred
thousand dollars’ worili of American
goods will lie shipped to | lie Orient oil
the Japanese liner Tesa Mam. which
sails to-morrow, hi the general cargo
is thirteen tons of .Montana silver ship
ped as a commodity to the Riisso-Chl
nese bank of Shanghai.
It is the product of tiie Anaconda
Copper Mining Company’s mines. Tills
enormous bulk of white metal is listed
at a value of S2IHMH)U.
DOINGS AT DENVER.
Items of Interest From the City and t S
State Capitol.
The street ear postofflee system is to
be installed in Denver. By this plan,
■which is now in effect in many of the
large cities of the East, the street car
system is used in the collection and dis
tribution of mail. The routes of the
carriers are greatly shortened, as they
take their mail from the car, deliver it
to the houses and offices, and return
to the ear with the mail collected from
post boxes at street corners and on
private entrances. The mail is handled
on board the car exactly as by the rail
way mail service on steam railways.
City letters are sorted out for immedi
ate delivery, while those which must
take early trains are brought to the
central office in shape to go immediate
ly to the pouches and be taken to the
depot. The system lias lieen found the
only one which will make possible a
house to house collection of mall,
which the Postofflee Department is try
ing to introduce. While it will not re
duce the number of carriers, It will add
greatly to the efficiency of the present
force, and relieve the congestion tliaV.
comes when the mail is heavy, and the >
carrier has to start from the central
postofflee with the entire load for his
whole district.
One of the flrst results of the open
door policy of the Chinese empire is
tiie granting of concessions for mining
and other purposes to a syndicate of a
American capitalists, at the head
which is Samuel New house of this city,
which comprises one of the largest en
terprises ever undertaken in this coun
try. Several rich New York men are
associated with Mr. Ncwhouse. iTlirce
concessions have been gralift'd to the
company by the Chinese government.
First, the exclusive right to mine for
the precious metals and precious stones
in the district of Jeliol, in northern
China. 160 miles north of Pekin, cover
ing an area larger than that of the
state of New York. Second, the exclu
sive right to operate the coal mines at
Shisli-Meh-Chai, on the east coast of
Chinn. Third, all the timber and all
the mining rights, for the precious met
als. iron and coal on both sides of the
Yalu river. For more than a year Mr.
Ncwhouse and his associates have been
at work on tliis project, and now tliat
the concessions have been secured no
time is being lost in making the neces
sary investigations of the vast terri
tory covered by the grant, a corps of
engineers being now on the way to
China.
Governor Thomas seems to be the
only state official, elective or appoint
ive, who can leave the state and lose
Ills salary for the time absent, says tiie
News. While he is away Acting Gov
ernor Smith draws tiie governor’s sal
ary, but in other departments, the of
ficers can go where they will and stay
ns long as they will and still draw fuil
salary. The lieutenant governor, who
is also, away, draws his full salary.* i
Richard Kett. state l>oiler inspector,
who lias just returned from Europe,
was absent two months. The records
in tlie auditor’s office show that he
drew full salary, .S2OB j»er mouth, while
away. H. H. Eddy, deputy insurance
commissioner. lias just returned from
a two-weeks* stay in Missouri. He
gets full salary. The state treasurer a
seldom approaches tiie capitol,
draws sr>(M> per month. Various state
officers and employes leave for a few
days at a time frequently and the sal
aries go on. but the governor gives up
his money when he leaves the office in
care of another. "It does seem singu
lar," said Auditor Temple recently,
“but that is the law. The other state
officers have deputies who can take
care of the work while they are gone
and might go away for six months at a
time aud draw pay just as if present.”
In resi>ouse to an overwhelming sen
timent of the people, expressed in var
ious ways, the Fire and Police Board
on Wednesday issued an order direct
ing Chief of Police Farley to close all
gambling houses and to exert every ef
fort to keep them dosed. The order
came after tin* board had been in con
ference for an hour anil a half with
committees of ministers from tiie Meth
odist. Baptist and Presbyterian
churches. In regard to closing the sa
loons at midnight, tiie board says that
its policy is unchanged. According to
members of the board and the chief of
police, all policemen have been In
structed to see that saloons on their
beats ar«* closed promptly at midnight.
Failure to do this will result, it is al
leged, in the discharge of tin* officer.
Orders were sent to the proprietors of
all gambling houses in Denver notify- *
ing them that tlieir places must be
dosed at midnight Inst night and re
main closed in the future. The gam
blers say they will obey the order, but
they only look on it as creating a sort
of H vacation. “These orders have been
isijded before,” said the proprietor of
one of tin* prominent gambling houscfi
\\ ediiesday. “They keep us shut up
for a couple of weeks and then the ex
citement blows over and everything is
nil right again.” Other men * interest
ed in tin* question say flint cobwebs
will gather oil the roulette wheels and
the dust will he deep on tin* faro
tables before they are again put in op
eration. Members of the board say
that although their Ideas are un
changed regarding tin* |M>lley they
have pursued, public sentiment* hccuih
to be against o|m>ii gambling, and In
response to tills sentiment they will
keep the gambling houses closed as
long as they are in power. Rev. R. A.
Fluisc of the Anti-Saloon League says
that in* lias a mass of evidence against
tiie gamblers which will probably not
Im* used unless they attempt to open
tlieir houses again. Any effort in tliis
direction will result in prompt ar
rests.”
The New Philippine Commission.
Washington. Feb. 2G General Luke
E. Wright of Memphis, Tennessee,
culled at the While House to-day, hi
company with Senator Turley, ami had
a conference with the ('resident on
Philippine matters. On leaving Gen
eral Wright said the President had «f
--feicd him II place on (lie Philippine
commission and that lie Imd accepted
It- Mr. Barnard Moses Is expected
here soon, ami in case lie receives an an
point incut, as now seems very iikelv
tiie completed commission will he as
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