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BOOTH PARK UNION. PUILUBBD ITIBT FRIDAY. OTALDEN, ... COLORADO. Tvbtreulotia has been placed anosf tke dlaaaaes which are subject to quar antine. The commissioner of Immi gration has so decided in the case of a Japanese who arrived in San Francisco from Japan ill with lung trouble. It was decided that the patient could not land, bat must return to the port from which he sailed. Archduke Otto, the future emperor •f Austria, is an artist of great talent. He possesses his own studio in the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, and JBivides his time between the headquar ters of the cavalry corps which he commands and his studio. The arch duke has frequently exhibited his work anonymously, in order that it might stand on its merits and not be favor ably criticised because of his rank. According to a writer in the Bt. James Oasette, a part of the credit for the wonderful development of Japan in civilisation Is due to the Empress Haruka. She married the emperor thirty years ago, and, like him. Is a Otrong supporter of western ideas. The emperor is the 121st In his line, and the first who has given his wife a neat at his table and a voice in the na tional councils. She set the example tn abandoning the customs of staining the teeth and shaving the eyebrows. Diamonds have been found In con siderable numbers and of very fine quality in the Interior of British Oulana, on the Maxaruni River 250 miles above Its Junction with the Ea sequlbo. Mr. Moulton, our consul at Demerara, says that the London deal ers to whom the stones have been for warded consider them superior to South African diamonds and equal In quality to those of Brasil. The pres ent diggings are situated in a tropical Jungle five miles from the river, and the region Is not easily reached. The matrix from which the gems have be come scattered Is now the object of search. It la widely supposed that the disease called “appendicitis" was unknown to the medical profession until the last quarter of the present century. But an old London doctor, who writes upon the subject In the Lancet, says there fs nothing new about it, except “the same and the treatment." The disease was well described in the older medical books, and was then called "typhlitis." But its real character was rarely veri fied except by post-mortem examina tion. whereas modern surgery, with Its anaesthetic ami antiseptic aids. If sum moned In time. Is able to save nenriy every patient who Is not exhausted by age or otherwise depleted. Sir John Murray recently showed bow remarkably the Black Sea differs . fifoih other seas and oceans. A surface current flows continuously from the Black Sea Into the Mediterranean, and an under current from the Mediter ranean Into the Black Sea. The lat ter current Is salt, and. being heavier than the fresh water above, It remains stagnant at the bottom. Being sat urated with aulphurctted hydrogen, this water will not maintain life, and so the Black Sea contains no living in habitants below the depth of about 100 fathoms. The deeper water when brought to the surface smells exactly like rotten eggs. One of the churches of Chester. Pa., has Introduced what is a novelty there —a penny concert. These concerts are held In the church on each Friday ev ening, being chiefly designed for chil dren. The church has always been crowded on these occasions, both lltt'e and big people attending in great num bers. They are charged 1 cent admis sion to an entertainment that Is worth many times more, and which is whole some and instructive. The smaller children are always given the center seats In front, the larger ones the side •eats. It is so distinctively an affair for children that the big people who attend have to content themselves with the back seats is there are any left A recent number of The Railway Journal contains a story of a railway ticket which took a sudden Journey on Its own account. As the north-bound train on the Colorado and Southern road passed one of the stations a pas senger In a forward car raised a win dow, and In an Instant his ticket was blown from his - hands out of doors. The passenger naturally gave it up for lost, and was very much surprised when the baggagemaster handed It to blm a little while later. It appears that when the ticket flew through the window a south-bound train was pass ing. The suction of that train, which I was going at a rapid rate, drew the ticket along with It, and as it passed the rear end of the north-bound train It blew into the door of the smoking car. There It was found by the bag gagemaster. Professor Campbell of the Lick Ob servatory reports that the star called XI Gemlnorum, which has long been known as a variable, is In reality double, but Its two components are so close that no telescope la able to sep arate them, and their existence is proved by the shifting lines in the spectrum. The variations in bright ness, he thinks, can only be due to the attraction between the two stars rais ing Immense tides in their molten or vaporous globes, which, through the effects of compression or otherwise, displace the spectral lines. A company of the Sd African Bat talion stationed at Ker (Tunis) recent ly enjoyed the most gigantic omelette ever made. At the request of the farm ers In the neighborhood the soldiers were sent on an expedition to annihi late the swarms of sparrows which were playing havoc with the crops. ' Their work finished, they brought back as spoils of war 5.000 eggs, which the regimental cook mixed with many pounds of other Ingredients, and mads into an omelette nearly seven feet In gtfrcumftren** TELEGRAPHIC BREVITIES. El Paso, Texas, will establish a min ing exchange. The retirement of Rear Admiral Kautx takes effect January 20th. Mrs. K. G. Kearns of Bt. Louis will build a charily hospital at Eureka, Ar kansas, to cost $50,000. Kansas City has boon having some thing of a MuiaJl|»ox epidemic, more than 100 discs existing at one time. The Union Pacific announces that It will spend a million dollars in Kansas In making Improvements to Its road. A bill has been Introduced In the Missouri legislature providing for the punishment of kidnaping by hanging. The Ileuuepln paper mill at Little Falls, Minnesota, burned on the 7th Instant less, $75,000; Insurance, $03,- 000. Four farmers of Searcy county. Ar kansas, died recently from drinking wood alcohol, which is highly poison ous. A company lias Ih*cii formed to estab lish rapid transit between Chatta nooga, Tennessee, and lookout moun tain. The Plngley Woolen Mills Company of riilladclphla. an extensive manufac turing concern, has gone into the hands of a receiver. Andrew P. White, the United States ambassador to Germany, has been elected a member of the Berlin Acade my of Science. The copper district of Michigan Is flooded with spurious small coins, chiefly 5-cent pieces. Secret service agents arc at work. It Is stated that a rubber manufac turing company with u capital of sl,- om.ooo. will In* established in Chicago to tight tlie rubber trust. The reports of an outbreak of the plague at Vladivostok are confirmed. There have been nineteen cases, of which fifteen were fatal. It Is estimated that there are 250.- 000 cases of grippe, bronchitis and pneumonia in New York City. All the hospitals are overflowing. The city of lleldcllierg. Germany, has Just purchased and liegun to operate the street ear lines in that city, as well ns the electric light plant. ■ Frank James, brother of Jesse .lames, the noted bandit, lost in ids fight for the doorkeo|H*rshlp of the Mis souri House of Representatives. On the Nth instant the transport Sherman lauded t*no returned soldiers from Manila, at Francisco, of whom •137 were sick. Six died on the trip. John B. Laing. lielleved to have Is-on tlie oldest Free Mason in tin* United States, died at Chicago a few days ago. aged 100. Laing Joined the order lu Scotland In 182 H. In response to the appeal of the Prin cess of Wales for further contributions to the fund for the families of the men at the front. William Waldorf Astor has contributed £5,000. Minister Conger cables tin* State De partment Ylint there is ground for the 1 tellef that tin* Empress Dowager is op ltosing the acceptance, by China of tlie demands of tlie powers. The Philippine Commission lias made permanent the suspension by General MncAiihur of Judge Mnjnrrics of the court of tlrst instance, for Improper ad ministration of Ids duties. The Missouri House of Representa tives in the State Legislature, by a vote of 75 to 47, adoptisl a resolution ex pressing ay input h.v with tlie Filipinos in tlielr struggle for liberty. Secretary Gage lias sent to the House an estimate of appropriations aggregat ing $1,000,000 for continuation of the work on the United States ixistotflee and court house building at Chicago. Tlie nitrate building of tin* Kastman kodak works at Rochester, New York, was burned on the Stli instant. Lieu tenant Edward Murphy and George F. Long lost tlielr lives by the fumes of tlie chemicals. In tlie Idaho Legislature (lit* House adopted a resolution mciiioralizing the United States Senate to reject the ship subsidy hill as repulsive to the Ameri can spirit in the matter of conferring special privileges. News has been received tit Brussels that the steamer Soudan, which left Antwerp early in Deeemlier to under take river service in tin* Congo state, foundered on the way, ten of her com pany licing drowned. A shortage of oranges and lemons is predicted tiecuusc of si tight inaugurat ed by Caulfornla growers and ship jH*rs on dealers who have tried to force down prices. Shipments will be with held till the market strengthens. A bill will l>e introduced Into the Kansas Legislature appropriating $3.- 000.000 for tin* Kansas Seuii-centennkil Exposition in 11MM. The exposition will celebrate the litloth anniversary of the organisation of Kansas as a state. Alaska on liners believe the salmon fishing business is likely to l»e over done on the Alaskan coast this year. At least twenty new canneries will lie established 1 localise of the high prices realized lu those which were estab lished there last year. The Northern Pnclflc and Great Northern roads have niiuounccd that tlie passenger rates in Montana and Idaho will, on February Ist. he re duced from 4 to 3 rents per mile, mak ing a uniform rate of 3 cents |>er mile over the entire mileage of both sys- 1 terns. General O. O. Howard announced at a recent meeting of the People’s Chor al Union. In the Cooper building. New York, tlint President McKinley will In* one of the s|s*akers at the celehrution of the birth of Abraham Lincoln, to Im* held nt Carnegie hall the evenlug of February 11th. It Is reported that the Rockefeller In terests are trying to buy tin* Missouri Pacific and the Wabash railroad. If , they succeed in obtaining these rail roads, It is said tlie will unite them with tlie Missouri. Kansas A Texas railroad, tints obtaining a trunk line extending all the way from Galveston to Buffalo ami connecting with other lake towns like Detroit, Toledo and Chicago. At Salt take on the 7th instant a storm of thunder, snow and wind did a good deal of damage. Several buildings were unroofed, telegraph poles were broken, n horse and wagon were lifted bodily on the street and set on the side walk and a number of men and women were knocked down and more or less injured. Plate glass windows were blown out. electric light wires broken and various other damage done. Combined lottery Interests of the United States have arranged to have the constitutionality of tlie federal laws for the suppression of the lottery business and of the right of Congress to make such enactments test«*d liefore the United State* Supreme Court. Nominally the legal battle is In behalf of Charles F. Champion, an alleged agent of the Honduras lottery Com pany. who appeals from the decision of the Federal Circuit Court for the northern district of Illinois. WASHINGTON NEWS Mr. and Mrs. John Carlton of Grand Junction are visiting Washington, the guests of Representative uud Mrs. Bell. James F. Harlan who has !>cen ap pointed attorney general of Porto Rico, Is a son of Justice Harlan of the Su preme Court. Seuaior Hoar has lntr<Hliu*ed an amendment to the army hill appointing a committee of uilie scientific experts to investigate the effect of the army canteen tijioii the health, discipline and morality of the army. Representative Slmfroth has ln*en In vited to address the alumni association of Michigan university at Its annual diuuer to Ik* given February loth, iu New York city. His subject will be “The American Congress." The army canteen Is to be abolished, ns the Senate, by a decisive vote, con curred lu the public provision relative to the army canteen. Only fifteen votes could Im* mustered 111 the Senate lu favor, while thirty-four were cast against it. A recommendation lias been sent to Congress by the secretary of tin* treas ury for an appropriation of $7,000 to pay ex flenses of selecting and segregat ing lands for the territory of New Mexico, also recommending an ap propriation of $104,000 for enlarging the military post at Sheridan, Wyom ing. Senator Warren has introduced a res olution extending the thanks of Con gress to Captain Chirk of the Oregon. Clark has Im*oii a frequent Wyoming visitor, where he lias relatives and many friends, at whose instance Sena tor Warren is taking the Initiative In securing recognition from Congress for Captain Clark’s meritorious ser vices. In discussing the army bill. Mr. Hoar suggested a general amendment to the bill looking to the conciliation of the Filipinos, and expressed the opinion tlint in time of pence we should have one soldier to 1.000 of our popu lation. Ho dl«l not. therefore, he said, oppose the hill on the score of Increase, but lie did oppose It lieoause of the avowed policy of military control of tlie islands. The secretary of the navy lias ar rived nt the conclusion that the law re lating to the building of the new ships requires the department to allot one of tiie vessels to the Pacific const. Therefore he lias announced that he wIU award the contract for one of the sheathed battleships to Moran Bros, of Seattle, one to tin* Bath works of Maine and one to the Newport News Ship Building Company. The House committee on uaval af fairs is considering the naval appropri ation bill which the sub-committee has agreed upon. The full committee has tentatively agreed to increase the en listed force of the navy 3,000. The Secretary of the Navy recommended 4.000. The committee has scaled down the appropriations recommended for navy yards, reducing them an average of nlKiut forty per cent. In speaking on the river and liarlmr ldll In tlx* House Mr. Burton said tlie sundry civil hill would carry about s*,- tHMi.nno on contracts previously author ized. The total appropriations for riv ers and harbors for the liseal year would therefore aggregate aliout $43,- 000,000. He devoted an hour to giving tin* committee reasons for abolishing the Missouri river commission. Over $100,000.(100 had been expended oti the river, he said, with only trivial devel opment of navigation. It had less commerce to-day than it had thirty years ago. Senator Lodge of Massachusetts, in ids speech on the army bill drew a bril liant word picture of tlie commercial future «»r the United States, declaring that the trade conflict with Europe, al ready begun, could result only iu the commercial and economical supremacy of this country over the whole world. In this Industrial conflict lu* appre hended no danger from a material con test with any nation of the world, but lu* urged the necessity for a strong and scientifically organized army and a powerful navy, in order that the United States might Im* prepared to defend its rights against any possible foe. The radical element among the House Republicans who favor cutting down tin* representation from the southern states in which franchise is abridged suffered defeat lieeauso a numlM*r of their colleagues refused to act with them. Mr. Olinstend of Penn sylvania offered as a matter of privi lege a resolution reciting the alleged abridgment of tin* suffrage In Ixniis luun. Mississippi. South Carolina and North Carolina, and directing thet*oin nilttiM* on census to Investigate atul re port the fads to the House in order that a constitutional basis of represen tation could lu* establishiul for those states. The resolution was defeated by a majority of two. Tesla, tlie well-known electrical In ventor. has been Invited by Rear Ad miral It. B. Bradford, chief of the bu reau of equipment, to submit for trial a system of wireless telegraphy which lu* iias developed. Tesla was iu Wash ington a few days ago and conferred with Admiral Bradford. lie claims that he will be able to provide the navy with a system that will lu* the equal if not superior to that introduced by Marconi. The secretary of agriculture lias advised the Navy Department that ids subordinates arc using a system which is giving satisfactory results, and Brigadier General Greeley, chief signal officer, asserts that the system developed by signal offices is doing splendid work. Western representatives are having their say on the river and harbor hill. Before the House Mr. Mondell (Wyo ming) produced figures to show that if the money expended upon the Missouri and Mississippi had bccu used to re claim the arid lands of the West It would have ln*en sufficient to build comprehensive reservoirs nt the head of those streams, which would have prevented floods and insured naviga tion throughout the year. From this he argued that the government should Immediately enter upon the reclama tion of arid lands in the West. Mr. Bell (Colorado) argued along the same lines, and gave notice of an amend ment he would offer to appropriate $300,000 for reservoirs at the headwa ters of the Platte mid Arkansas rivers. A Washington correspondent says the reciprocity treaties, twelve or four teen in numlicr. which Mr. Hasson has negotiated with so much labor and pains in order to secure conces sions for the manufacturing and agri cultural Interests of the United States, an* doomed. Two or three of them which have no particular importance will perhaps la* ratified, hut the oppo sition to the rest, and In fact to all of Importance, Is said to he sufficient to prevent them from receiving the sup port of two-tlilrds of the Senate. Strange to say the strongest opposi tion comes from the Republican side and from the leaders of that party, who, ns the member of the lowa Legis lature said aliout prohibition, ore in favor of the reelurocUJLJHdlcy,JgifaMfi, "agin" enfurceap^B GOVERNOR ORMAN’S INAUGURAL TELLS OF COLORADO’S NEEDS. Following Is the text In part of Gov ernor Onusn’s Inaugural address: To the Members of the Senate and House of Representatives. Compos ing the Thirteenth General Assem bly of the State of Colorado: By usage niul custom, certain forms •ml ceremonies have been established for the induction into oflice of the ex ecutive officers of the state, and as a part of such ceremony, it becomes my duty, as well ns privilege, to make an address to tills honorable body In joint session. In making this address. I do not understand that it is Intended that I shall furnish this honorable body with a vast fund of Information. At the commencement of this ses sion. my predecessor in office delivered to j’ou a message in which he railed attention to the condition of the vari ous Institutions of the state, ns well as the financial condition In which this great state is placed. lb* has also made recommendations for your con sideration upon such subjects ns, in his opinion, required legislation at your hands, and I am glad to say that in ninny. If not all. of those sugges tions I am heartily in accord. Before entering upon the discharge of the duties which the people of this state have selected me to perform. I desire now to express to them my sin cere thanks for the honor they have conferred upon me. and having taken tbs oath of office in your presence, I desire to say that it shall ever lie tuy greatest aim to discharge the duty of chief executive of this state 111 such a manner and with such a regard for the rights of the whole people, as shall merit their approval and commenda tion, and I will, so far as within my power, uphold the laws of this com monwealth and see that they are main tained without fear or favor. Upon you. members of the Thirteenth General Assembly, rests the great re sponsibility of making our laws. At this time we need wise legislation. Tlie people look to you for the correction of any evils that may have crept into our legislation in times past. I sin cerely trust that you may he guided in your deliberations, and that your aim may be the welfare of tlie whole peo ple, and It will ever he my greatest pleasure to co-operate with you to this end. I shall endeavor, while occupying the position of chief executive of tills state, to conduct the affairs of state strictly on business principles. The Interests of the people demand It. It Is neces sary. therefore, in order to overcome the financial position in which we are situated, that great economy be used in every department of government. The most momentous question for your consideration is that of state 11- rnnees.. His excellency. Governor Thomas, lias dealt with this question in great detail, and has informed you of tlie great difficulties lie encountered in hia administration of tlie affairs of state to secure sufficient money with which to keep the state Institutions In operation during the past hl-ennlal per iod. I believe he is to lie congratu lated upon the course lie lias pursued. We are ail justly proud of our educa tional, penal and reformatory Institu tions. They rank among the best lu the land. On account of the appropriation made by the Inst Legislature not being available for tlie use of the state uni versity, insane asylum and other insti tutions. ids excellency was compelled to authorize the issuance of vouchers, aggregating nearly for tiie payment of which it will Im* necessary for tills Legislature to make provision, and I trust that no delay will Im* countenanced until such provision has been made for their liquidation. Colorado is the peer of any state in the Union in her natural resources. We are not dependent upon any one line of industry. We have a diversity of fields. Our agricultural wealth has greatly increased during the past few years; new gold mines have been dis covered; new coal fields have been ex ploited: all lines of business have greatly Increased, each adding In large measure to our aggregate wealth, but regardless of this great Increase in our material wealth* the revenues of our state have not increased, but have ra ttier diminished. Several years ago the wealth of Colo rado was cstlmatiHl considerably more than $1,000,000,000. We have had years of material progress since that time, and yet we find that the com bined returns from all the county as sessors and the State Board of Equali zation amounts only to $215,000,000 at the present time. It would appear from the figures given that some one is mak ing a grievous mistake as to the value of tlie taxable property within our bor ders. The law requires that all prop erty shall be assessed at its full cash value. If tlie law had been complied with heretofore, there would not now be a financial crisis. There would have lieen plenty of revenue at all times to properly maintain our state in stitutions—but with that we have not to deal, for the fact remains that it has not been done. We are not facing a new condition, hut a state of affairs that lias existed for a number of years, and has constantly been growing in ex tent. The Supreme Court of tills state has repeatedly sent out its notes of warning, but they have not liecn heed ed; former governors have urged that Immediate action Im* taken to relieve the situation, hut tlielr pleadings have been in vain. Now there stands before us n task the solution of which ran no longer bo postponed. We are face to face with the problem and heroic meas ures must lie taken. Several months ago his excellency appointed a revenue commission whose duty it was to draft revenue measures to l>e presented to this honorable body with the view of enacting such reve nue laws as would relieve our embar rassment ami place us upon a sound basis for the future. This commission was composed of well-known men of this state, men of Integrity and ability, who wore not selected for tlielr party affiliations, but with an eye single to the object to be accomplished. These men have labored for many months In preparing strictly revenue measures. They have sought out the laws of other states and have observed their workings. Tlie report of that commission and the measures that have been drawn by it nre ln*fore you for consideration. I believe the passage of these measures will greatly, if not entirely, relieve us from our present necessities. There may bo some pro visions in tlie various acts that some of you feel that you cannot concur In. It Is a hard matter to enact taxation measures that nre satisfactory to all. But I desire to express the hope that if any of you nre opposed to any portion of the measures that this commission has framed, that you will lay ashjg| whatever personal prejudice have, and will work Jn accord for the nres and for tliaHmor lost AssemOff Was firm ly of the opinion that if a law was en acted limiting the county mill levied, that it would bo the remedy for all our tlnancial ills. However, in this act there was a loophole left which, if the counties desired to take advantage of it, would overcome all benetieial results to be derived from the act. I recommend that you enact a law that will bring about a more uulform and just equality of taxation, one by which the various classes, grades ami kinds of property in the different coun ties may Is* assessed on the same scale of value. It does not stand to reason that cattle are only worth $5 per head In one county, aml i>erhaps in the ad joining county the same class of prop erty may Ik* assessed at #l9 i>er head. I nm thoroughly convinced that a large portion of our tax falls upon those who are least able to bear the burdens. The man who owns a small house or a small tract of land pays more in taxes in projection to the prop erty he owns than does the man with large interests, while many of our great corjiorations pay an exceedingly small tax in jirojtortion to the large in terests which they control. As an example of tills unjust condi tion of affairs. I will cite the large ex press comjmnies which are doing busi ness within tin* confines of our state; the Standard (Ml Trust, which lays tribute ujion all our people, and many other large corporations which alvsorb vast sums of money yearly, yet i>ay no njijirccinhle tax. One reason of this may be that the assessors are unable to find any tangible proj»erty upon which a valuation can is* placed for assessment purjioses. This is particu larly true In tin* case of the exiiress companies and that of the Standard Oil trust. These corporations find it greatly to their iirotit to engage in business in tills state, and as a result these large corjMirate interests should lie required to bear their proportion of the exjienses of the state government. They live under its protection; they enjoy the blessings to lie derived from its government, yet they are not con tributors to its maintenance. Aside from the jdan of general as sessment. nearly every state In the Union has been compelled to resort to specific methods of taxation in order to bring their Income Into commen surate comparison with their needs. This method of taxation is not new, neither is it burdensome. I will brief ly call your attention to a few of the many modes of special taxation. A most equitable jdan of raising revenue is that of laying duties on in heritances. Tills is not a new Idea. It lias been in ojieration in many of the o*w‘.*r states for a great many years, where its ojierations lmvejiroved eminently successful. This tax should be in the nature of a progressive meas ure, the rate increasing as the rate grows in amount. It has been said, in a general way, tlint every estate passes through the jirobate courts once in thirty years. If this lie true, which I doubt not, the source of income from tills one source would be considerable. Another form of special imposition is that of taxing legal documents that are tiled in our courts, and with the county clerks and recorders. In this state tin* salaries of all district Judges are jiaid out of the general revenues fund of the state, and I see no reason why litigants should not In* compelled to contribute something to that fund. I believe it to he a righteous measure, and that a plan can lie devised where by both tne jilaintiffs and the defen dants in all our courts, from Justli*o of the peace uj>. should be required to pay a foe of 50 cents each, tills fee not to lie taxed as costs and not to be recovered, but to be covered into tin* office of the state treasurer at the end of each month. Also there should be a fee charged for each writ issued, for each injunc tion, replevin, attachment or other pa lter of a like nature. From these va rious sources considerable revenue could be derived, and I respectfully submit these remarks to you ujkhi this subject for your consideration. Another source of Income would be by increasing the present tax two per cent, on insurance companies to three per cent. I am reliably Informed that the average tax in other states upon this class of business amounts to at least this sum. and there is no good and sufficient reason why Colorado should not receive the same compensa tion as is given to other states for the same privilege. I nm a firm believer in the virtues of an Income tax. I believe it to lie just and fair to all. The burden does not fall upon the shoulders of those who are unable to In-ar it. I recom mend this form of taxation to you for your most carCful attention and con sideration. I would recommend that a change be made in the existing law. and that in stead of fixing the value of a mine for assessment purposes at one-fifth of the gross product for the preceding year. It be increased to three-fifths of the gross product tor the preceding year. This is relatively fair. I know of no reason why the full value of a mine cannot be as readily ascertained as that of any other property, and I trust that you will use every legitimate effort to see that tills apjiarcnt discrimination is discontinued. As to the excess warrants, the gover nor thinks they should be funded into long-time bonds. Generous apitropriations for the state Institutions are recommended. Other suggestions and recommenda tions of the inaugural are ns follows: A better law fixing employers’ lia blltiy. An amendment to the constitution to Permit the passnge of an eight-hour law. Home rule in Denver. Local option in taxation, giving com munities power to exemjit manufac tories, etc., from taxation for local purposes. A decrease of tax iienaltles. A constitutional amendment to per mit three-fourths of a jury to bring in a verdict in civil cases. A yearly session of a grand Jury at every county seat. A careful consideration of the sub ject of storage reservoirs. A memorial to Congress acknowledg ing the value of the preliminary irriga tion Investigation work heretofore jiroseeuted and now being prosecuted by the federal government, and peti tioning for congressional action which shall siwedily culminate in the actual construction of these necessary water stornge reservoirs. In closing the governor says: "In conclusion, I desire to express the liojie that we may not forget that we are the servants of the whole iieojile slate; that we have been chosen them in the functions of gotwnment; that we have made sol- the people and should use endeavor to see Uial they art j THE COLORADO SENATORIAL CONTEST Denver, Colo., .tun. M-VaJgriW ex-Governor Thomas made the follow lap pro|K.sl.loi. to eac h of hls r.vais ln the senatorial earnest, .MessrS-T-M. Patterson. Alva Adams and Charles J. I bell to suggest that the fusion members of the present UfMs ture he requested to meet In caucus In !Xe hull of the House of Itepresenta tlves at S o'clock p. in.. .Monday. Jan ; nr v 14th. 1901: it being understood that “he caucus shall meet from time to lime until a choice of a candidate for United States senator by a majoiltj vote thereof is made by ballot: that the caucus adjourning at any time 'jbhout choice, it shall In* arranged that no choice be made or attempted “‘the en suing joint session of the Legislature or until another session of the caucus, and that a choice having once been made by the caucus the same shall be final ami binding upon nil l»ai|ic« thereto. I have addressed a similar communication of the Hon. Alva Ad ams and tin* Hon. Charles J. Hughes. Very trnly Mr. Patterson, in this morning s new s, accepts tin* proposition so far as the caucus is concerned, but thinks the jvlnn of arranging that “no choice be made or atteinjrted in the ensuing Joint session of the legislature* or until an other session of the caucus,” would be a violation of tin* act of Congress pro viding for the election of United States Senators, which provides that if no choice be made on the first vote, then that both houses meet in Joint session the next day and each succeeding day until a senator is chosen, and that at least one ballot for senator shall he had on each day. lb* is of the opinion that to agree that no choice shall be made or attempted to be made at any Joint session is to agree that no bona fide rote for senator shall be taken at such session. The replies of Messrs. Adams and Hughes have not yet been made public. NEW ENTERPRISES FOR MONTROSE Montrose. Colo., Jan. 10. —(Ropubli- can Special.!—Tin* citizens of Montrose county met at tin* court house In re sjvonso to a request from the district s legislative representatives, who desired an expression in regard to the Gunni son tunnel and the location of a normal school on the western slope. C. M. Hammond was frepresented as eham jdouing the tunnel scheme, while Sen ator Huckliu was represented to he in favor of the normal school. In sujiport of tin* Dili H. C. Fink, re ceiver of the local land office, present ed data showing that from the eleva tion at which the Gunnison river would l»e taliped, the water would bo brought out at a point more than 1.099 feet ntiove tin* town, affording a splendid water jwwer in addition to the great Iwnellt of irrigating many thousand acres of now arid land. This land is in the Uto Indian reservation and has no school sections on It. If the state refuses approjniations to carry the work through, it is proposed to ujponl to the federal government for means. It was shown by reference to the Curtis survey that tin* proposed tunnel would lie 4,099 or 5,009 feet in length and that tin* water coming through it wotijd he sufficient to develop 2.500 to 3,990 horse power. It was also stated that ns a business proposition the $599,009 required for construction could ho raised if all tlre* power it furnished could Ik* utilized, and that it would yield tell or fifteen per cent, on tin* investment. Some favored the normal school to the exclusion of everything else. The promoters of the tunnel proposition raised $599 for survey purposes and carried their point. A committee of live will Ik* appointed to confer with Representative Hammond and Sena tor Bucklin as to the feasibility of jtassing one or both of these measures. KANSAS STILL CLAIMS THE WATER Arkansas City, Kan.. Jan. 1(>. The efforts of the residents of the Arkansas valley in Kansas to substantiate their prior right in and to the waters of the Arkansas river Is not to Is* abandoned. The diverting of the waters by Colo rado ditch companies for the jiurpose of enhancing tin* value of arid and oth erwise worthless land is. it is said, damaging many more people in Kansas than it is ls'iielitlng in Colorado. The Arkansas valley for fully 200 miles was settled thickly liefore the Colorado ditch comjmnies 1 vegan their systematic diversion and use of the wa ters. The organization formed some time ago by tin* inhabitants of the towns, cities and farms of the lower Arkansas valley in Kansas to carry the matter to the Supreme Court became quiescent when Attorney General God dard decided not to tile Ids motion. Now. however, the Arkansas City Commercial Club having taken the matter up again, and having called a delegate convention for Wichita to meet January 24th. interest has been revived. Attorney General Goddard has writ ten a letter to T. W. Eckert of the l»onrd of directors of the Arkansas City Commercial Club, which contains inl portant information to lie brought be fore the convention when it meets in Wichita. The letter also cites a new case which may be brought to accom plish the desired end. The convention committee ajijKdnted by the Arkansas City Commercial Club to make arrangements for the meeting is receiving letters every day from towns and counties in the district af fected. and they show that an unusual interest is being taken. Gigantic Steel Tube Fight. Pittsburg, Pa.. Jan. 10.—Announce ment by the Carnegie compauy that it will erect a $12,000,000 tube jilant at Conncaut llurbor. Ohio, is taken by the officials of the National Tube Coni pany, the $80,000,000 combine that now controls that trade, as notice of the beginning of a bigger light in the steel world. Back of it stands Andrew Carnegie, with his great $1(50.000.000 organization, while on the other side Is J. Pierpont Morgan, all the iron and steel comjmnies competing with Carne* gie’a and the railroads and the lake carrying interests. President Mckinley's Condition. Washington. Jan. 10.—The President hail a fistful day yesterday, and is jvrogressing favorably. Dr. Ilixley. the attending jdiysicinn. is satisfied with tli<' manner in which the grijqio is responding to treatment. It was said at tin* White House that the Pres ident had no fever yesterday. Charles Alexander, grand duke of Saxe-Weimar, is dead. He mas born in Weimar in 1818. • COLORADO NOTES. In Denver the temperature averaged two degrees higher in 1900 than In 1899. A Denver man is said to be at work on a flying machine to be exhibited at the next Mountain and Plain festival. It is designed to carry seven or eight persons. The comptroller of the currency has declared a twelve and oue-lmlf j*» r cent, dividend in favor of the creditors of the Insolvent Commercial National hank of Denver. On the sth lust., Josinh Leo. a lead ing citizen of Brush, acting as volun tary nurse, dropped dead in the j»est house, where he had been nursiug a patient. His death Is attributed to heart disease. Fleming S. Hover, owner of the llio Vista ranch, near Lamar, died at Den ver on the 4th iiist. He was one of the most prominent residents of Prow ers county, and is credited with having originated the annual rabbit hunt ut Lamar. At a meeting of the Denver Minis ters’ Alliance. Parson Fzzell, of the noted Peojde’s Tabernacle, is alleged to have sulci: ”1 have raised $29,009 since last Ajiril for my church, and out <»f that not $590 has been given me by Christians.” John W. Sj>ringor. the stock man. has been arrested in Denver for bringing a horse with a docked tail into the state, an act prohibited by the statute enacted two years ago. It is under stood that Mr. Springer will contest the constitutionality of the law. The coroner’s Jury in the case of Thomas Steward, who was shot and killed by Charles Thomj>son at Dun can, rendered a verdict of justifiable homicide. Thompson was afterward acquitted at his preliminary trial be fore Justice Lawrence. At Colorado Springs, January 3rd. at seven o’clock in the evening, a robber smashed the plate glass window of 11. E. Ivajielke’s jewelry store, 130 East IMke’s Peak avenue, and seized and carried off two trays of diamond rings worth about $359, esca|dng with his plunder. A movement is on foot to hold auto mobile races at Overland park, in Den ver. tlds year. The Cycling West will couduct a cycle show there next spring, and it is expected that the in terest aroused by the exhibition will result in races arranged by the makers of rival machines. The town Itoard of Loveland has de cided to lay a twelve-inch water main to increase the sujijdy of water made necessary by the demands of a sugar factory and increasing jiopulntiou. The main will make the supply about live times the capacity of the present wa ter works. Hon. E. F. Hobart, receiver of the land office, received a bid from John W. Harrison of Glorieta for the dead and matured timber on the Pecos for est reserve, the bid averaging about $1 per 1.990 feet. A check for $499 ac comj)atiled tin* bid. Being the only bidder the contract will be given him. Mrs. Celia Osgood Peterson has been appointed deputy sujterintendent of public instruction, taking the jdace made vacant by the resignation of Miss Skinner. Mrs. Peterson held the jiosition in 1899. She is a Democrat and lias taught seventeen years in the Denver jiublic schools. A compromise lias been effected in the Creede will contest at Los Angeles by which little Edith Dorothy Creede, the adopted daughter of the late mil lionaire, will receive* a large part of tlie inheritance Immediately, without waiting until she is twenty-five years of age, as provided iu the will. Miss Julia Dohr is tin* latest victim of Denver’s mysterious sandbagger. making the sixtli woman he has a ! saulted. Miss Dohr. who is an elderly [ woman, was knocked down while walk j lug to the house where she is einploy i ed. on Ogden street, and thrown Into a cellar excavation. The assault occur red Just after dark oil tin* evening <*f the Gth Inst. Her injuries are danger ous. In the District Court at Denver | Judge Butler has decided iu n suit in j volving tin* assets of the Itoeky Moun tain Savings hank that the depositors of a savings hank are* preferred cred itors In the priority of distribution of any and all assets of such bank that may be found. He held that others are slmjdy contract creditors, and or dered the assignee to distribute the as sets in pro rata form among the depos it ore of the' hank. The assignee has about $7,900 for distribution. Senator Teller has reintroduced hills providing for jmyment of a life an nuity of SSOO ju*r annum to Amelia I). Meeker, and also pay to her $9,012 as next of kin to Joscjdi Meeker, de ceased, to whom this amount would he due, if living. Also to pay Mrs. Sarah It. Dresser $2,433 retddue.* which would have been paid her late hus band, George Dresser, had he lived un til June, 1901. These jinyiueuts to he made from the funds belonging to tlie confederated bands of Utes. Postoftice Inspector Sullivan at Den ver has received an official rejaort of the arrest and preliminary examination of Carl W. Downing, n clerk in the post office at Lunar. Colorado, for the embezzlement of $4(52 in monev orders. Deputy United States Marshal E. H. Davis made the arrest and Downing jdeaded guilty before Commissioner A. J. Beaumont at Pueblo. His method was to destroy the ajqdicntiou for an order and forge another for $lO less. Ills embezzlements are said to have extended hack to last February. He furnished SSOO bond for his appcnrance before the United States District Court In Denver next April. Itoy Kelly has returned to Ceorge town after an unsuccessful search for his lost family through Wyoming and Oregon. Kelly has been asisted by officers of the different towns along his route, but no trace of his family, con sisting of father, mother, sister and two brothers, can be found. The party left Georgetown last May, going over land to Baker City, Oregon. They get us far ns Bawling, where the two boys were taken sick. They wrote to the son for help, and that Is the last he has heard of them. He sent money for them to Bawling and Green River, but it was returned to him. He then start ed on his unfruitful search. In view of the impending discussion before the Legislature of the re-enact ment of the capital punishment law. Secretary Stonaker of the state board of charities has compiled these figures, which he thinks bear on the question: Suicides In the United States. 6,755; 1899. 5.340; lynching*. 1900, 315. of which 107 occurred in southern states where capital punishment ex ists; lynehlngs In previous years, 1899, 107: 1898, 127; 1897. ICO; 1895. 171; 18t>4. 190; 1893, 200. Hangings in 1909. 119. of which 80 were in the South and 39 in the North; hangings in j»re vious years. 1899. 131; 1898, 109; 1897, 128; 181X5, 122; 1895. 132; 1894, 132; 1893. 120; 1892. 107. There were 8.275 murders in the United States iu 19U0.