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armies were not in artirc conflict at last accounts. Why don't Christian 'England stop hilling j . Christian J lores. VOLUME IV. j~~”THE FORUM.' * 1 i«l T ncler this Lille we will give fronijj Vgtinio to Lime sliort arguirient froiv) leading journals discuss- /u O' ingr tlie poliLiceil issues. Bryan’s Queer Position. Pennsylvania's State Democratic committee has made William .1 Bryan its choice for the nomination of that party in 1900. New York's demo era tic leaders refused to alllliate with Bryan when he was in their state a day or so ago. An ollicious friend of Bryan a short time ago introduced a resolution in one launch of Maryland's legislature inviting him to deliver an address before that body. The speaker, who is a democrat and pre sumably supported Btyau iu IS9G, referred the resolution to a committee which lias no cognizance over such matters. He did this in a spirit of Ucrisibn. The committee, in the same sort of spirit, has just reported the resolulion unfavdra 1 >ly. The position of Bryan, therefore, in hid party may he said, in the cant of politics, to be somewhat “mixed." An analysis of the cOntlicting atti tildes taken by these states, however, will not be particularly pleasing to tile democratic aspifant. i'eunsyl vauia, which las indorsed Bryan's candidacy, rolled us a plurality of 295,000 against hint iu I°9G. The plurality will probuhl)- go up to the round 800.000 in 1900. New York, iu which the democratic leaders are against Bi*yan, has been called a doubtful state until the election of iB9G, in which it cast a plurality of 2G8,000 for McKinley. This year the anti-Bryan margin is likely to he fully as*broad. Maryland; the only state of the three in which Bryan could he expected to have the faintest chance of victory at t’uo polls, treats him with contempt. This is the situation which presents itself to the ambitious Nebraskan. The States in which his party leaders are enthusiastically for him are states In which the republicans are sure to lmve overwhelming majorities. The 'States which ho has some chance of carrying, or which !:o is certain of harrying, like those on tlie coast of die South Atlantic aiui the gulf, treat _iihi with derision. Nevertheless, he Vill he nominated. In a year like this, when all sane democrats see that '.here is :i crushing defeat before thcii party, no democratic politician win thinks he lias a future, or who want ed to lr.'.ve one, is seeking tiie norai nation. Bryan will be allowed to get the candidacy wilncut opposition ii .lie Convention from any democrat o! consequence. Then When lie i? Beaten at the polls, as he is moralI) ccilain to be, by a larger majority than was rolled up against him fom years ago, he will be. ctlhced, the dead weight ,of las candidacy will be removed and his party will have some chance to make a new departure ami t face the oncoming issues with a new spirit.—Globe-Democrat A Larimer County Bonanza. The section west of Fort Collins extending up to the connection with the Wyoming state line is a region, although practically unexplored, that J-* full of interest and great possUMli 'ies. Mr. C. I*. Schumacher, ouoof Lead •v file's well known mining men, men tion of whose trip was made in the d)eccmber issue of Ores .and Metals, has secured control of a large tract of 5,500 acres of coal and gilsonite land .at a point near Hebron,, something dike sixty miles west of Fort Collins, and about eight)* miles northwest of .Boulder, This section Is reached from Laram eo i the Ho ion Pacific •jrond as all Hues of communication have been established from that point south,rather I lmh fiom Colorado tpjinls going north. The tw’o illue .-trations presented herewith show in ■one instance the overburden of coal :which is two to four feet, and in another tlic-depth or thickness of the. utfilurop, sixty-five feet... The sample* ,r ’bis in the office of Ores and NORTH PARK UNION . A LOCAL JOURNAL DEVOTED TO THE BEST INTERESTS OP THE NORTH PARK COUNTRY. « Bryan Will Sweep Ohio. Toledo, 0., J'au. HI.—A short trip through Northern Ohio anil a talk with Mayor Jones have convinced me that Mr. Bryan will probably carry the state this year. The slightest in vestigation of the situation is sufli cient to discover the fact that a heavy majority of the 103,721 eiti/.ens who voted for Mayor Jones for governor in the recent election will support the Democratic national ticket. That, of itself, will be sufficient to defeat President McKinley iu his own state. The examination of facts which satisfied me that Mr. McKinley is likely to lose Ohio this year has been as impartial as that which enabled mo only a few lhonths ago to prophesy Mr. Nash’s election. Senator liauna is making impres sive cllorts to the trusts for funds large enough to crush the Bryan movement in the Middle West, but the experience of both Democrats and Republicans has proved that the power of money in elections, although great, is limited. The uucheatable secrecy of the Australian ballot sys tem makes it impossible to buy and deliver votes. The fact is that Mr. Ilanna and the I trusts which he boldly champions and befriends have placed Ohio iu the doubtful, il not the Democratic column of states this year. If half of tho men who voted for Mayor Jones three months ago support Mr. Bryan, Ohio is a secure democratic state. Nearly all of the men who were prominent in the Jones movement have privately assured me that they and their friends will vote against McKinlcyism and llannaism this year. “My position this year," said Mayor Jones, “will be this: I ain* opposed to the old party and boss system, but in the presidential contest my support will be given to the party whoso plat form contributes most to the cause of human liberty and the uplifting of the plain people to a higher level of life. Of course, tho Democrat.' stand on higher ground, much higher ground, than the .Republicans. If the Demo cratic national platform is lifted a little more to a purer level of ideal polities 1 have no doubt that Ohio will be carried by the Democratic •andidatc this year."—James Creel man in Rocky Mountain News. .Metabi lias attracted considerable favorable attention by its very clean, bright appearance, the high per cent, of carbon it seems to contain, and the fact that it occurs in such large masses as to make it cheaply mined. All that is needed to open this very rich section is the extension of cither the Colorado Southern or the Colorado & Northwestern over the range where, not only this partic ular section, biit a very large area of traffic producing resources could be relied on to sustain a railroad. One lino has already been projected under the auspices of Colorado capital south from Fort Steele, called the Wyoming Southern, which will penetrate the Battle Lake copper section, and pass on down through the great undevel oped coal measures, copper and gil sonitc fields in North and Middle parks, possibly finding a temporary terminal at cither Steamboat or Hot Springs. Tho attempt of die llio Grande Western to find an eastern outlet for its line might result in this section being tapped, partially at least, by that grtat system. The fact that a vein of coal has and is of so superior a quality, makes an attractive nucleus for a Railroad, fpr however much limy be said in regard to tho abundance of coal, it is nevertheless the fact that nothing furnishes a greater stimulus to general industry, as well ns rail road traffic, than extensive • develop- , went of coal lands. When it is remembered also that coppr and , other base metal?,in addition logolitj Walden, Larimer County, Colorado, Friday, February 9, 1900 ami silver, abound all through this section in strong vans which make splendid fluxing and matting mater ial, it is easily probable that with any kind of assurance of railway facilities the section would be rapidly dcvcl oped. Iu fact, the charm of entering virgin territory of so vast possibilities will undoubtedly greatly stimulate prospecting tho coining season. The finds that have already been made indicate clearly that only development is necessary to make northwest Colo rado a formidable rival, in a mineral producing way, of the older sections of the state. In addition to this there is prob ably no finer range and cattle country anywhere in the west, and while, to a . certain extent, the toot of the loco motive causes the festive steor to vanish from the range, yet cattle men fully appreciate the advantages of having an opportunity to ship their product at a minimum expenditure of ; time and money; and the nature of the country is such that no better summer range can be found anywhere, , and one that can in nowise be seri ously interfered with by railroad extension?. It is the intention of Mr. Schu macher to start in as early this season as the condition of the roads will permit with a prospecting and dcvcl , oping outfit to test to some extent the value of what he believes to be a very rich find of coal, gilsonite, and kindred substances of great economic value, lie also expects to take hold of some copper prospects which make a very , attractive showing and which he believes with proper development will become profitable producers. Mr. Schumacher’s skill and judg ■ ment iu mining, combined With the fa.:t that lie is usually backed by ample capital to consumatc his , schemes, renders it very likely that tho section around Hebron and Wal , den in Larimer county will he the scene of considerable industrial activ ity during the coming season. lie has looked into the mining possibili ties to some extent and believes that very large veins of copper will be opened with a very strong probability that both gold aud silver in paying quantities may be found in connection therewith. It is a well-known fact that immed iately west of Fort Collins, in the same county, a very promising copper field has been opened, and is being exploited a* this time under the direc tion of the Umpire Mining Company and that other companies are operat ing still farther west, so that it is not improbable that some sort of railway communication may be established between Fort Collins and these fur ther camps across the range, by virtue of the very promising discoveries made in near proximity to Fort Col lins. If the plans of tho present companies operating near this point arc not seriously deranged by untoward circumstances, it is not unlikely that a spur may be built eight or ten miles in length to this new camp of Umpire which might he, much on the same plan of the Mid laud road, which was originally started over Ute pass to haul lumber, anu developed into a line of import ance.—Ores and Metals. Overcome by Gratitude. San Francisco, Jan. 31, —Until she reached San Francisco, Mrs. Lawton knew nothing of tho effort of the American people to provide in a measure for the loss of the bread winner. When told Of the fund amounting to almost SIOO,OOO that had been raised for the Lawton family the widow was overcome with gratitude and could only sob forth her thanks. To know’ that the children would be provided with a home Was a source of much comfort to the mother after many trials she had endured. Mrs Lawton has been as brave in her sorrow as was her husband in j battle. On the transport accompany j iug the remains of her beloved across j the sea, with the uncertainty of the j future before her, she gave no sign of ■ her aching heart. Her, provider was 1 gone aud V’hat was to become of her four young children? , And then, like a ray of" sunshine ’ f.uin Uu darkest 'funds. v *:"»e the; intelligence that the people of Amer ica had created a fund of $95,000 for the widow and orphans; that a mon ument was to be erected to his mem ory; iu short that everything possible was being done to show the feolings of a grateful people. Mrs. Lawton learned of all this just as the transport was passing through the Golden Gate. Pilot Kccil who brought the ship into port, was the bearer of the news. Lieutenant Colonel Edwards, who was tho dead soldier’s adjutant gen eral. told Mrs Lawton all about it. lie spoke the words gently, but there / was joy in his honest blue eyes, there were tears in the eyes of Mrs. Lawton and the great gratitude of her heart went ui) and mingled with her tears. “Oh, how kind, how kind," she sobbed, and completely overcome she sunk down on a divan an cried like a child. In the thought of the un certain future for herself and her children she had kept back the tears, hut kindness had opened the tloodgato of her pent up emotions. “It had always been Henry’s am bition and mine,” she said -to have a home for the children, but I had de spaired of it." more she could not say.—Rocky Mountain News. The Union Force Caked. Just a? we were going to press last week ltev. and Mrs. 1. il. Greene came quietly into our sanctum or don rather. Both pretended to look innocent and unconcerned like hut we soon discovered a plot of snub kind to l)e unmasked. Mr. Greene uncovered a delicious cake of propor tions suitable for the sacrifice it was intended for, the rapacious appetites of hungry printers. Mrs. Greene accom panied the gift by the following lines; To the Editor of the Union: This udiqpt old has often l>«en told, The same will'd) I now shall relate, That merit deserves the praiso of all men, Ami its author walks ell'with tl:** cake. Tho North Bark Union lies come to tho front; Tis the best without any mistake, That cvci was published since it had its' birth. To the Editor we donate this cake. Compli’.n. 'its oi Mrs. Edit r fircone. Reader, just imagine that scene. We were pahalyzed. We tried to mumble our thanks, but Mrs. Greene seeing tears as big as road ranch biscuit well up in our eyes, laughed aloud. That saved us. Wo then re paired to the press room to watch the boys. When the time came for carv ing that cake you should have seen our junior, who is aeonnoiseur at Hint business. Nodiiug short of a slice as big as two sticks of type eighteen cuts wide would satisfy him. We all pronounced it fine. Such amenities sweeten lilc as well as the stomach and smooth the rugged road the printer has to travel; in many eases it is rougher than it ought to he. But if with our constant atteutoin to business we can amuse, entertain aud instruct our readers we will be grate ful. Again kind friends accept our thanks. For Diamond Dyes—all shades, all colors—call at the North Bark Phar macy. felts"*-"*- II SfiMHPag amis j§ jjg&Q Hautzicl Sites, proprietors. psjyg HEADQUARTERS :: FOB :: EVERYBODY ||S A complete lino of Imported and Domestic Wines, HP! Liquors and Cigars, always in stock. Sgrj 111 IdL&Ti, . Colo^S 8 eFair.-fe | ffiKg A BK\5 K. J. M cCALLUM M.K.crn. sss Groceries, Dry Goods, General 111 l anC k ® u PP^ es Always in Stock, ggg GRAND DAL MASQUE! North Park Lodge No. 118, jp ~~~ | I. O. O. F. Will Celebrate j| JN | WeisilirigdoiVs || Wm | Birthday || IpT I BY GIVING A I jFM | GBAND BAL MASQUE jj I On The Evening of Feb. 22, 1900. " rpWKPM IK. »f. MaoCullmn, \ Win. N.Oryoi*, (O. 8. Huston. mJpa vi'KVO-vtq !<’ W. brown MUSIC •' M. •/■ (htpron, IXKMt ' (.'luirles 11 C'owilre\ AKKANOLMI.rUS , t3tur«U v:.nt. [C. K [W. L. Hi.UIIe. I C. E. Mosnmn, , A j,. jj (Jl I A j ) A.V..V jv.-iit., • | The I ir»t of Music Ri-vOTiON : v M.om: ; \\ m. imi, |H. C.' !!<>-!. >n. " I Iv.VsmS""’ . Will 1)0 in AtlciKlLincc. I S. A. Hilton. U rod Stimitn,nit. at tha^nyudi 1 Hoasei All Preparations Will be Hade for a Grand, Good Time. Come Gutanb Bnjcv H/ourselves! Every gentleman over two years old will 1)8 required to have a ticket to gain odmiinon to (hi Hat). Politics Gone Mad. When r.uv man gets to a position whero his indivtidial intercuts are more to him than the well fare of the community in which he resides, that man is not a lit pefrnn for pul lie office, and when a political part) combs to bMicve that its party interests are of so great imparlance that the law may bo ignored and violated 9ml disgrace brought upon .he ;-tatc by violent acts, that party no longer fit.to undertake tile tasks of government. The situation in Kentucky, amount ing almost to civil war, is the result of a condition of affairs that lms prevailed in that state for a long time past and of a sentiment that is alto gether too prevalent elsewhere. A < ! ue regard for the sancticty of law and the public welfare v.a "M nv.;U<’ such tliingh in ; o-:.ibk. It* in the heat if pai ty i ifl id ‘ slri of personal suecer-s and advancement, things arc said and done that are both criminal and disgraceful. And the worst of such things is that usual ly both sides are at fault so that the honest citizen is forced to a choice between two evils and sometimes ap pears condoning offences which he strongly opposes, in order to avoid those which seem greater.—Colorado Springs Gazcttc- Mr. Chas. Rich is buying all kinds of furs anu paying highest market price. lie has now about fifty fine covoto or prairie wolf hides. Our hunters and trappers arc bringing in quite a number of pelts of that all too numerous animal Go for om, boys A Hear the groat rear m :AAu Mosman’o big at ore | ;|| As the people come m to buy.® ig The clerks have no fan, ] |But are kept on she run, ]j |j] Their customers to supply.] A For they keep s f> Groceries, Dry j *Goodfe ahd'i Clothing’, < A Hardware, Boots and Shoes, s In fact there is no thing < That all peop'f© use j But what you can get.' (\ Just give them a call j hi H And learn of their prices, j For we know one and all !j $ Will see just how nice is | |s Their well filled store, You |! | Bet! |; 1 ■■■ ■■—- ■ ■ 1 11 ■»>__! RELtAfcLE GROCERS. K >-A. S. PEABODY G0., < f ***** . E ALER ,1V _ ***** j| Staple and ■ Fancy - Groceries, j Flour, Grain and Feed M Purity, Strength ami Quality found in all Our Goods, if Special attention given the outfiting of Ranchmen. us if a call—wo will treat yon right « M 2o7 SEC8HD ST., LARAMiE, WYO. ; ] i5^^BS5SaS^?SSS^^F !^Hi 3 t. 'D.ft. Plummer. hi (jon>n)er ai)d ' > \ ■ Proprietor* of tbo J IF OUT LIVERY, FEED AMD SALE STABLES. ; \ AB £z*hciatj Attention to Transient TkCdic. jj \L’ si k and Mountain Trtuly Solici ed. •/ v | fort collins, colo. *j ' Remember our terms of Only $1.76 }>er year for , The VJflOJf, if paid in advance, will be with drawn in one month and then it will be $100 NUMBER 20.