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With tfeal at $125 a ton in Alaska the ban who discovers a mine of the *black diamonds" can laugh at the ef fort* of the gold miners to acquire wealth. There are fewer lawyers in St. Louis than in any other large city in the country. That wouldn’t be such a bad town after all, if it were not for its many disadvantages. Those people who value things by the amount it costs to procure them are Advised to go to Johannesburg in • «earch of rooms, for there a simple j ihakedown for a single night, in an ! apartment containing five other per sons, cofets the modest sum of sls. The probable ent of a room and a bed all to one's self is apparently a matter to leave to the consideration of million aires only. A struck-jury law which provides for selection by the court of ninety-six names from those of persons qualified to serve as jurors, from which the prosecutor and defendant may each strike twenty-four, and the remainder of which shall be put in the jury box, out of which tne trial jury shall be drawn in the usual way. is upheld in Brown vs. New Jersey, Advance Sheets U. S., p. 77, against the contention that It violates the constitutional provision as to due process of law. 'there is ordinarily no concert o' action among state legislatures. Nev ertheless similar conditions produce similar results; and a comparison of the more important laws enacted in the several states makes it possible to trace certain controlling influences, and | to ascertain what ideas are uppermost In the minds of legislators. The place which the "trust" issue, for example, holds in the public mind is shown by the fact that twenty-nine states anu territories now have law’s which are intended to restrict or prohibit trusts. Nine of the laws were enacted last year; those of Arkansas, Michigan, Missouri and Texas were especially stringent. The committee of the Society for the 1 Preservation of Science and Historic Places and Objects appointed to exam ine the Stony point battleground pub lishes an interesting account of that historic spot. It is illustrated with plans of the battle and photographs of the point at the present day. The bat tleground has been committed to the trusteeship of the society by the state of New York, which appropriated $25,- 000 for the purchase of the scene of operations. Nearly thirty-four acres, the major part of Stony Point penin sula, was purchased for $21,500. The society petitions that the remaining $3,500 be put in its hands for the care and preservation of the battleground. The party of geologists, paleontolo gists and botanists who were invited last summer by the Union Pacific Rail road company to visit and explore the fossil fields of Wyoming, spent forty days in the rocky wilderness. Within twenty days their number had dwin dled from sixty-six to fourteen men, the majority having given up the un dertaking en route. About six tons of the fossil remains of ancient ani mals were collected and shipped east ward, but no complete skeleton of a dinosaur was discovered. Much of the exploration was in a rough coun try resembling the "Bad Lands" of Dakota. The bones were found cracked into innumerable pieces, and had to be bandaged and set in plaster before removal. Here’s an ingenious calculation war ranted to make a man gray-lieaded with responsibility: “You had 2 par ents, 4 grandparents, 8 great-grand- ( parents, 16 great-great-grandparents. | 32 for the fifth remove, 64 for the sixth,' 128 for the seventh, 256 for the eighth,] 512 for the ninth, 1,024 for the tenth,! 2,048 for the eleventh, 4,096 for the j twelfth, 8,192 for the thirteenth, 16,384 for the fourteenth, 32,768 for the fif teenth, 65,536 for - the sixteenth, 131,- 072 for the seventeenth, 262,144 for the eighteenth, 524,288 for the nineteenth, 1,048,576 for the twentieth. 2,097,152 fur the twenty-first, 4,194,304 for the twen ty-second. 8,388,608 for the twenty third, 16.777,216 for the twenty-fourth, 33,554,432 for the twenty-fifth, 67,108,- 864 for the twenty-sixth. 134,217,728 for the twenty-seventh. 268,435,456 for the twenty-eighth. 536,870,912 for the twen ty-ninth, 1,073,741,824 for the thirtieth, the total of all those being 2,147,483.- 648. If we assume three generations to the century, it shows that 1,000 years ago our ancestors were all people then living in the civilized world. Your ancestors and mine figure Just the same, and we might ask how many generations we would have to go back to find that you and I are reluted. This proves the brotherhood-of-mun ideu in disputably." The manner In which the United States cruiser Atlanta has been recon structed shows how thoroughly the lessons concerning the danger that lurks in woodwork on warships,which were taught by the battles of Manila and Santiago, have been heeded. In place of tho former wooden bulkheads In the Atlanta, corrugated metal Is now seen. The wooden panels of the colling* and walls have given place to asbestos and non-lnflammuble paint Wood Is rigidly excluded, even in th* shape of furniture, and desks, chairs and bunks are all composed of metai. COLORADO NOTES. The corner stone of the handsome new Masonic temple at Victor was iaid on the 15tli. I Rev. J. B. Fruncolon, pastor of the parish of Manitou, has resigned his i charge and left the city. He will be succeeded by Rev. John Kenny, late cbaplaiu of Montcalm sanitarium. The companies which bad policies out on the life of Frank E. Tyler, the Kansas City man who was burned to death near Alpine, Colo., last summer, have given up the attempt to prove that the ease was another Fraker swindle and will pay up. Over one hundred residences are now under course of construction at Rocky Ford and arrangements have been made for the erection of new business blocks. The American Sugar Beet ; Company is pushing work on the sugar factory. UK) additional men having , been put to work during the week, i The Mutual Life of New York has paid its $50,000 phi icy, held by the Metropolitan National bank as secur -1 ity for a debt, to the receiver of the bank, and the smaller policies will he paid in a day or two. Detectives have been working on the case for months, but have not been able to substantiate the fraud theory. ' After considerable litigation between the Colorado & Southern Railroad Com pany and the city of Pueblo, tlie for mer, iu consideration of the city va cating certain ground for its benefit, has made an appropriation of $5,000 to the city, to l»e used iu the construc tion of the First street viaduct across the Fountain river and the Colorado & Southern tracks. Work will be re sinned on the new viaduct. What appears to have been a das tardly attempt to burn tlie J. J. Maher Mercantile Company’s building and Masonic hall, at Ouray, was made last Tuesday night, by placing a sack satu rated with kerosene iu some boxes un der the rear stairway and setting lire to it. About sixty ladies of the order of Rebekah were holding a banquet in the lodge room, and they discovered the fire in time to avert a catastrophe. The constable of the precinct was ar rested on suspicion at midnight. The National Beet Sugar Company, now erecting a half million dollar sugar factory, fifty miles east of Pueb lo on the Missouri Pacific railroad, have 300 merit at work and expect to complete the factory by October Ist. This company proposes to raise its own beets, and has prepared about 4,000 acres of ground for this year’s crop. Two trainloads of experienced beet growers will leave April Ist for Sugar City. With their arrival will be gin the planting of the first beet sugar crop in Otero county. Colorado College lias lately been of fered $50,000 toward the endowment of a science building, provided SOO,OOO for building purposes be secured by April Ist. The unexpectedness of the offer and the shortness of the time will ne cessitate great and unceasing efforts on the part of the college to meet the conditions. General Palmer has given $25,000, Mr. Howbert $2,500, and other gifts bring the total up to nearly $35,- 000. So there remains $25,000 to be raised in two weeks. A serlbs of suits lias been commenced in the United States courts covering the taking of timber, coal and other ma terials from government land. The first of the suits was filed on February 14th, when the government accused the Denver Tramway Company of cutting ties on government land without per mission. Tills suit includes not only the Tramway company and its officers, but also the Denver, Leadville & Gun nison railroad. The suit is a civil one for the value of the timber taken. The damages are placed at $10,489. Last Friday a second suit was filed for dam ages against Allen M. and E. T. Ghost, it being charged that they had taken $4,810 worth of coal from government land. The franchise of the Ouray and Red Mountain toll road, the connecting link on the Ouray route of the circle trip so many people from all parts of the world have traveled, will expire next month. The people of Ouray county expect the company, at the head of which is Otto Mears, to give up pos session at that time, although a new corporation is said to have been organ ized for the purpose of assuming con trol. A recent decision in a Clear I Creek county case held that no indi vidual or corporation could take charge of a toll road after the life of a first franchise had expired. The Ouray road has been traveled for twenty years by passengers taking the stage at Silver | ton, and has been a bonanza for the | owners. I Tho Denver Republican says: Grand j Junction will be colonized by Mor- I moils. An influx of families from the J city of the saints is now certain. For ty families have already made arrange ments to take up in the Colorado beet sugar town. Many other families of the same faith are said to have decid ed to follow the forty now on the way to Grnml # Junction, and that Grand Junction will soon he so largely popu lated by Mormons that they may bo able to control its politics is now thought to be highly probable. The Grand Junction sugar-beet factory is preparing to do a much larger business this year than last. Grand Junction citizens who were In Denver yester day express the fear that too large an influx of Mormons would take tho po litical control of affairs out of the bonds of those who have lived in Grand Junction for years. An effort will he made to guard against this. The Mormon colonists will Im* direct!)* connected with the beet Industry anil to the Introduction of the beet sugar business into that section can he at tributed tlds Influx of population as well as the coming of many other new families. Deputy Revenue Collector J. I>. Al lard has returned from near r*i Veta, where with It. L. Myers, a deputy from Denver, he wept last Saturday on a chase after an illicit still. Tins outfit was located on Beaty eri*ek, eighteen miles north of La Veta, in a common shanty covered with canvas. A copper still and worm were found that were not merely makeshift devices. Tho ca pacity was five or ten gallons |ier day. The plant was destroyed. Nolxidy was found at tin* shack, but It was evident that moonshine had Immoi made there recently. Last fall another still was located and destroyed by Mr. Allard on the other side of the Spanish peuka In Muvcrlafc canon. GREAT STRIKE IMPENDING. Trouble at Chicago May Spread Across tho Country. Chicago, March 19.—After the con ference between representatives of the International Association of Machinists and the Administrative Council of the National Metal Trades’ Association ended at 10:30 this morning. President .lames O’Connell of the union declared that strikes would be culled immedi ately In all parts of the United States and Canada. Such strikes would in volve 100,000 men and cause to be shut down for au indefinite time plants having an aggregate caimcity of mill ions of dollars. Chicago labor troubles are responsible for the disagreement which Is cx|H*cied to precipitate the general machinists’ strike. Were it not for the fact that lenders of the machinists’ union refused to call off the strikes that now exist in Chi cago, Columbus. Ohio, and Paterson. New Jersey, the manufacturers and the leaders, it is believed, would have come to ail amicable agreement and arbitration would have been perma nently established between the Nation al Metal 'fraties’ Association and the International Association of Mucliiiir Jsts. The members of the Executive Board of the machinists' union, however, re fused to call off the Chicago strike, ns they declared that if they did the Chi cago local union would secede from the International Association of Me cliinists. When the refusal of the ma chinists to end tin* strike was present ed to the manufacturers they issued an ultimatum to the lalxir leaders, and | on their refusal to agree to its provis ions, all negotiations were broken off. i Before leaving the rooms in which the joint conference was held. Presi dent O’Connell of the International ! Union declared that the union would I begin immediately to call strikes in all parts of the country. The first of these strikes will be I called in Cleveland. Ohio. After all the large cities have been tied up, strikes will Ik* called in the machine shops of all the railroads In the country. BAD NEWS FROM MANILA. Filipluoß in That City flartl to Control— j Treason at Other Places. Manila, March 19.—Gen. Otis consid ers Manila the most troublesome cen ter iu the situation to-day. Tlip In surgent junta here, in conjunction with that in Ilong Kong, in growing active. The military authorities have been forced to put a stop to Mabini’s in tercourse With tin* public. The local and foreign press considers his recent utterances calculated to Incite the Fil ipinos to a continued revolt and preju dicial to American control. A number of representative insurgent leaders from different parts of Luzon have recently been in conference in Manila. Some have been placed un der arrest, but the others thus far linVe not been iuterferml with. Maj. Allen of the Forty-third regi ment has been appointed military gov ernor of the island of Samar, where Lukhan. the former leader of the reb els in that locality, is still in tile moun tains. Gen. Kobbe has opened twenty ports iu tlie southern part of Luzon and in the islands of Samar and Leye. the re sult of which is to stimulate trade mere, although only temporarily, as the country opened is non-productive and apparently noii-cousnmlng. Ow ing to tlie political conditions of the last twelve months, products accumu lated during the blockade. These will oe shipped to Manilla and then the ports will l>e empty. Evidence accumulates of the treason and perfidy of the municipal presidents in the provinces of Gen. Mm*Arthur's | district. The presidents of several | towns in Lepanto and Union provinces have declined to continue their posi tions, saying that they do not desire any further Identification with tin* Americans. Travel between the towns garrisoned by the Americans Is becom ing more dangerous. All wagon trains must la* i*seorted by heavy guards In order to insure tlioir safety. RUSSIA’S INTRIGUES. Trying to Control Itailrna<l Linen In Asia | Minor. Constantinople, March 19.—After pro longed deliberations upon the Russian | demands for exclusive railroad rights j in Asia minor, the Sublime Porte has | projKJsed a compromise, whereby the railways would be constructed by Tur- ! key and Russia in partnership. The Russian embassy insists U|>on tin* original demands, which the Turk ish military commission strenuously op poses. Berlin, March 19.—The St. Peters burg correspondent of the Neuste Mnehrlehteu says: Russia, although tacitly encouraging the champions of Bulgarian independ ence does not consider the time proi>- itlous for any action. She hopes to bring pn*ssure to liear u|m»u Turkey in tin* railroad question, j but should she fail to obtain the re- ; qaired concessions, important event* ' may he expected in the Balkans. Tlie repatriation of the Armenian ref- j ogees still furnishes Russia with a ! good diplomatic weapon wherewith to 1 obtain her demands. Boer Women Will Fight. Bloemfontein, March 19.—1 tis re ported that 2,onn women have lieon formed into an amazon corps at Pre toria. dressed in Kahkl kilts, limit'd with rltles and thoroughly drilled in volley practice behind entrenchments. The burghers say tlie women are all widows of Boers slain or captured, and have provided themselves with tin* rltles taken from British prisoners. They Insist on being sent to the outer trenches, which they say they won’t leave unless driven liy English bay onets. Will Not Dive Up. txmrcnzo Marques, March 19.—Secre tary Reitz, in au Interview at Pre toria, said that tlie Tratisvual govern ment considered the American reply to peace representations as highly sat •sfactory and believed that Americans Would bring sueh pressure to bear as would result iu settlement ngre<*able to 1 1»« |s*ople of the republic. While admitting the seriousness of the situ ation Secretary Reitz is convinced that the burghers of the two republics will enthusiastically defend the Independ ence of the Transvaal to the lust. TEXAS POWER UPHELD. Sni«ena« Coart B»ji It Cta Bogota!* OK Trust. Washington, March 20.—1 n the Unit ed States Supreme Court to-day an opinion was banded down in the case of the Waters-Pierce Oil Company, in volving it* right to do business In the state of Texas, contrary to the provis ions of the state anti-trust laws of 1889' and 1895. The opinion sustained the decisions of the state court to the ex tent of affirming them, and was thus opposed to the contentions of the oil company, but it did this upon the ground that the state laws imposed a condition which the oil company hail accepted, anil hence was without ground of complaint. The basis of the action was the Standard (Ml trust, organized in 1882, and it was owned that its intention was to control and monopolize the i»etrol eum Industry of the United States, in restriction of trade, dividing the mar kets of the United States into various sub-divisions, awarding Texas to the Wateni-Pierce company. The decision of today was based uj>on the proi>osi tions which were submitted to the jury In the original trial. Justice McKenna said: •Tho transactions of local commerce, •which were held by the state courts to be violations of the statute, occurred in ; contracts with certain merchants, In which the plaintiff iu error required them to buy oil exclusively from it. and from no other source, or buy exclusive ly of the complainant in error, and not to sell to any person handling compet ing oils, or to buy exclusively from the plaintiff in error and to sell at a price, fixed by it. ‘The statutes,” ho continued, ‘'must be considered in reference to these con tracts. In any other aspect they are not subject to oar review on this record, except the j*>wer of the state court to restrict their regulation of local com merce. upon which a contention is raised.” BRYAN’S PLATFORM. NebraikA Democrat* Foreshadow Action of National Convention. Lincoln. March 20.—1 n effect Wil liam J. Bryan announced last night to the Democratic party and to the nation at large, the platform which lie consul-, ers best for the Democratic party and practically upon which he desires to stand, if nominated, at the Kansas City convention. The platform which was adopted by Tlie Nebraska Democracy with the greatest enthusiasm, rc-attirnis tlie Chi cago platform, declares for "sixteen to one,” opposes a large and standing army, denounces the net ion of tin* Re publican party on the Puerto Rico tar iff bill, declares against trusts and ‘‘im perialism," and favors tlie choice of United States senators by popular vote. The platform is practically the crea tion of Mr. Bryan. Hi* did not write it, personally, hut he was consulted con eerning it, and before it was read to tlie convention, he had approved of it throughout. The platform adopted by the Popu list convention was substantially the same as that adopted by the Demo crats, It differs somewhat In form, but conflicts in no essential point. Both conventions to-day were enthus iastic for Bryan to the last degree, and every mention of Ills name was greeted with cheers of delight and approval. Instructions were given to both dele gations to stand for Mr. Bryan In the Kansas City and Sioux Fails conven tions. CAN’T LOWER FARES. Detroit** Attack on Street Car I.lne* De feated Detroit. Mich., March 20.—Judge Swan of the United States District Court, has rendered a decision deny ing the validity of an ordinance re quiring the street railway companies to reduce rates of fare to 3 cents. The court says there is nothing In the char ter of the city which authorizes such an ordinance and allows an injunction ,to restrain the city from enforcing it. Said Judge Swan: ‘‘To enforce this ordinance would l»e an act not of regulation but of spolia tion. The police power includes tho general management as regards the protection of life and property, and the accommodation of the public; hut the legislature itself could not effect the faros agreed upon. It might be for the welfare of the public that fares should be abolished altogether, but that would is* confiscation and could not be tolerated." A contention of the city In defend ing the injunction suit was that since the older ordinances provided that rates of faro ‘‘not exceeding 5 cents" should be charged, the city had power to regulate the rates at "reasonable" figures. The court holds that the sub stance or meaning of all these ordinan ces permits 5-ecnt fares, which priv ilege cannot he afterward annulled. Anti-Foreign Policy in China. Pekin, March 20.—The ascendancy ; of the anti-foreign party Is becoming i pronounced daily. Tlie dowager em | press appears unable to sufficiently re j ward the officials who exhibit marked S hostility to everything not Chinese, i Hen Tung, probably the most bitterly anti-foreign official of the empire, lias been decorated with the three-eyed pea cock feather, which had never been conferred for eighty years; the notor ious LI Peng llliig, Wlio was dismissed j from the governorship of Shan Tung on German demand. has been advanced to the first rank, and the former gov -1 ernor. Yuh Sen of Shan Tung, lias been I appointed governor of the Shnng-81 i district, a snub to tlie powers interest- I cd and likely to prejudice British in ] tercsts In the province, as the powers j believe Ids maladministration is tlie j cause of tlie present state of affairs iu Shan Tung. Ireland Objects to Burdensome War Tax London, March 20. During the bud get discussion* John Redmond* the Irish leader, said the Irish members ab stained from this discussion, but they did not regard It as a hdtndrum bud net. as it imposed upon Ireland an ad ditional war tax of over a million n year, at which the conscience of Ire land, lie added, revolted. London. March 2<>. In the House of f Commons to-day tlio chancellor of tin* exchequer announced that the total number of applications for the war lonn was 39,800, and that Ihc subserliß I lions were £335,500,000. ] DEMOCRATIC INTRIGUE. Governor Stone Fear* That Gold Demo* crate Will Make Mlarhlef. St. Louis, Mo., March 17.—Ex-Gover nor William J. Stone, Democratic na tional committeeman from Missouri, said to-day he believed there was some truth In the statement that there Is a movement among eastern Democrats to elect Tom L. Johnson of Ohio chair man of the national committee, and eliminate silver from the platform. To a Post-Dispatch representative, Governor Stone said: “Some sort of a scheme is on foot, although I am not yet able to say ex actly what it is. From information that came to me at Washington and since. I gather that the object which the Palmer and Buckner Democrats are trying to attain is the capture of the organization of their party. The scheme seems to be to got Into the con vention as delegates and with as little noise as possible, but by means of adroit manipulation, control as many delegations as possible, with the ulti mate object of controlling the conven tion and capturing tin- national com mittee. They will be for Bryan, but they want the organization. “Speaking for myself, ■while I am very glad to see the Palmer and Buck ner Democrats of 189(1 come back to the party, I do not believe iu offering a premium for their return. If they come back they should come with no hoi>o of reward, but as plain Demo crats. They deserted the party iu 1890, and fought it as hard as they could, and they should expect no reward for seeing the error of their ways and re penting. I do not believe in giving them tin* management of the national campaign. “That there is some scheme, such as has been alleged. I have no doubt. There are many bits of evidence that have cropped out recently which show this.” WILL INDICT THE BIG MEN. Four l’ollce CoimitisHloneni of New York Hooked for Grand .fury Target. New York, March 17.—The Press says: The four police commissioners of the city of New York—Bernard J. York. John B. Sexton. Henry E. Abell and Jacob Hess—are to be indicted by tlie grand jury for what the statute delines as an offense against public justice. The indictment may be hand ed up Monday. If it is not the proba bilities are that it will not be delayed longer than Wednesday. The Times says: The grand jury had before it yesterday as witnesses, Capt. Thomas of the tenderloin pre cinct, and Chief Devery, and there was a persistent rumor that the former would be indicted by the grand jury before it had finished its investigation concerning matters that had trans pired iu the precinct. Capt. Thomas was a witness at his own request. He was warned that any admissions made by him would Im* used against him in case the grand jury came to the conclusion that an in dictment for neglect to perform his duty was warranted. Capt. Devery was then called in. Think Joubert in a Quandary. London, March 17.—Spencer Wilkin son. iu the Post, says: “The difficulty now is to Imagine a satisfactory plan of operations for the Boer commander-in-chief. At an out side estimate ids available forces ran hardly la* 40,000 men. The Boer po sitions will always In* turned before a frontal attack is made. To await the attack will lie to risk capture. The only plan to avoid it will be a hasty retreat.” Then proceeding to discuss various possibilities for tin* Boers, Mr. Wilkin son arrives at the following conclu sion: “The host thing the Boers can hope for is to gain time. There is chance of tlielr being able again to restore the equilibrium and to turn the balance in their own favor. By gaining time they may hope for some foreign inter vention - complication.” Conditions at Bloemfontein. Bloemfontein, March 17.—General Prettymnn is succeeding admirably as governor of the town. He issued a proc lamation to-day requesting the burgh ers within a radius of ten miles to de liver up their arms, assuring them they would lie paid for the confiscation of their property. Ix»rd Roberts is about to issue fresli proclamations, which, it is considered, will have the effect of disarming furth er opposition upon the part of the Free Staters. Mr. Pollings has been appointed land drone, vice Pappenfus, deposed, and Mr. Frazier will act as mayor. Great quantities of stores captured at Wasserfnll have l>eeu recovered. As the result of Hunter and Weston’s lino cutting the British have secured twen ty-six engines, and the line has been cleared to the Kafilr river. Rumors are curernt that Former President Stcyn is willing to surrender. Much unrest exists among tin* Dutch popu latlon. The burghers descrllKHl the soldiers as locusts, saying they are In numerable and of identical color with them. Another Alaska Bonanza. Tacoma. Wash.. March 17.—L. S. Quhnby, a prospector who was grub staked nearly two years ago. lias Just returned with a story of marvelously rich quart/ deposits in southeastern Alaska in the vicinity of the Ketchi kan, the exact location not being dis closed at the present time. The discov ery also Includes some rich placer ground. The story is that (Juimhy panned out S4OO in a few days from the dccoin posod quartz In the ledge. Tim veins ar»* large and tin* discoverer says they extend for miles. Assays of rock brought down run from $l5O upward Into values like some of tin* wonderful samples brought down from Ketchi kan. Wages Advanced for 40.000 Iron Moulders Atlanta, (la., March 17. 'Hie Stove National Defense* Associations, whose representatives. have Ihnmi in session here for several days with delegates from tin* Iron Mulders’ Union of North America, have agreed to advance the prices paid moldcrs fifteen per cent, over the figures in effect iu 1898. Tint result means increased wages to about 40.000 Iron moldcrs in all parts of the United States, DOINGS AT DENVER. Items of Interest From the City siul the Slate Capitol. Detective Gar berry of this city was shot and killed the other day by a man named laklc, while the former was out duck hunting. Inkle claims that It was an accident. A person convicted of a crime less than a capital offense may have re course to only one writ of error, says the Supreme Court. This statement is made in connection with the refusal by the court to consider the case of Ed ward Gaviuess. The crime of Oaviness was murder in ».»e second degree. Ah his counsel applied for a writ of error a year ago, then refused to prosecute it, the court denied him privilege of again attempting a similar action. Mrs. Harvey Payne was roused from her sleep last Saturday night to find a man bending over her holding a pistol to her head. lie ordered her to get up and give him all the money she had in the house. With threats he made her go to her hiding place, n sugar bowl. She handed him SIOO which she had caved and had hidden there. She stag gered to a neighbor’s and fell senseless on the steps. Hearing her fall, the oc cupants of the house hurried out and found her. I The coming census may increase Colorado’s representation In Congress by two. Governor Thomas predicts this. “Another congressman should have been allowed iu this state when the last apportionment was made,” says the governor, "if the census had been accurately taken, and I am con fident that the new census will add nt least one and in ail probability two I congressmen to our representation iu the lower house.” John Jacob Astor Powell, attorney, Is alive, well and practicing law iu Virginia. However, he is not the John Jacob Astor Powell of Ouray, who disappeared from Denver not long ago. John T. Barnett, a lawyer. Is sponsor for this statement. He thinks tlie Otiray lawyer used the Virginian’s name. Friends of the missing man think that he is in South Africa, and one of them says he lias a letter from Powell, under recent date, from Jo hannesburg. where in* says Powell is protecting his South African mining interests. | Captain Cecil A. Deane, custodian of | the war relic room at the state capitol. | has received the first fiag made in Gil i pin county. Its dimensions are lux 14 feet and there are thirty-four stars on the field of blue. The original size of the fiag was 10x28 feet, and it was cut iu two at some time not exactly known. The other part, has l>eeii destroyed or lost. The ladies of the Gold Dirt min ing camp made tin* tlag in 1801 and when the camp went down the emblem was taken in charge by J. Q. A. Rol lins, whose widow now presents the flag to the state. I | The sale of 4,000,000 feet of state I timber, scheduled to take place last j Monday, was postponed because of j the discovery of an error in the adver tisement of the timber, which makes ; read vert is ing necessary. The ndver- I tisement read “the south range,” when | It should have been “the north range.” | Bidders appeared in plenty. The re ; advertising may cause a delay of a | month. This mistake in advertising is not the first of recent date. A similar error was made in the sale of the GOO 1 acres of Otero county land to the Ox -4 nard Beet Sugar Company.* Senator ! Swink discovered this mistake and : came to Denver for tin* purj>ose of hav- I ing it rectified. To J. \V. Vickers, 100,- | 000 feet of Park county Umber was . sold at $1 a thousand feet. This tim | l»or is on school land near Ilartzell. F. j M. liars in bought eighty aeresof Otero county land at $25 an acre. This land | is where he has made his home for several years, leasing it from the state ami improving it at his own conven ience. The National Rural, an agricultural paper printed in Chicago, lias under taken to loeate a colony of eastern farmers on a tract of about 100,000 acres, situated in the Bijou valley in Arapahoe county, about thirty-six miles oast of Denver. About 30,000 acres has been purchased from the Union Pacific Railroad Company and will be sold to settlers for $1.25 an acre, or they may purchase the alter nate sect ions from the government under the desert land act at the same price, or locate them under the home stead law, all getting their water from the promoters of the settlement. The water for irrigation it is proposed to get from the underflow of the gravelly bed of Bijou creek. 'l’lie gravel and the whole Irrigation scheme have been examined by civil engineers, whose re ports to tin* promoters show that forty per cent, of the rainfall sinks into the soil. Bijou creek drains 1,500 square miles, though little water flows In tha visible stream lieds. The original stream beds, of impermeable clay, are at an average depth of seventy feet from the surface. Tests show that within a few feet of the surface the sands curry thirty per cent, of moist ure, while from five feet from the sur face to the clay the gravel carries forty-five per cent, of moisture. A system of under-draining galleries will he constructed to collect this water from the gravel. The creek falls twenty-three feet to tin* mile, so that bringing the water to the land is not a difficult problem. In addition to the under-drainage system, the company will have nn outfit on the ground In n few weeks for the construction of sev eral large reservoirs in natural de pressions. The money to pay for the engineering Is being raised by sub scriptions of set tiers to tin* stock of the coinpauy. receiving water rights at the rate of $12.50 an acre, with stock, which will give them a share in the future profits. ApplicnutM for hiiiii 11 parcels of public land are again favored In the recom mendations prepared for tin* stale kind hoard by Governor Thomas and Regis ter Clilpie.v. Tin* hinds applied for are all suitable for grazing and agri cultural purposes and there were scores of small requests included in the 15,- 000 nercft passed upon. The applica tions were nil in tin* nature of requests to the lsmrd for the selection of gov ernment domain. In all tin* applica tions included 171,000 acres. As tin* state eould only get 15,000 ikvps, this 1 amount was divided among those ask ing small portions. The land will he selected and secured from tin* govern ment, then leased to those chosen.