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FUBUBUD imi VtIOAY. PTALDEK. ... COLORADO. AMtrU It th« cmmtry most Icalrat Si murdarara. In ton jnara owr tight j SMM v«r« found guilty of murdtr, mt whom only tw«nty-Ur«o w P«t to tooth. A atnbtr of capitalists hare bought * timet of land near Reading. Pa., on uthlch they will ralas stiver foxss.opos —ms. racoons. Jack-rabbits. minks, msassls. skunks, wolf dags and other for their fur and skins. Thom lives In Padneuk. Ky., a blind ■Mehanle who ena and doss pises laths ms evenly and drive the nails as truly os can nay workman gifted with sight. Bn puts up his own scaffolds and does ns much work la n day as any man In Bln tends. Frank Levsrett, of the United States Osologlrsi Surrey, has been in the mstghborhood or Ann Arbor. Mich., for oboot si* months making a study of gufiri geography for the government. He ffnds that the site of Ypeilantl was mt one time the bottom of a lake which was connected with I«akes Heron and Mo. . From the Beerclto Itallano It le Harmed that owing to the slowness of promotion In the Italian army and the consequently greater age at which offi cers obtain their companies and be came field officers. It has been found meososary to provide for mounting cap lift— im the Infantry, after from four to six years' service. In a recent contested will cane In New York evidence was Introduced to nhnir that the testator was not of -oound sad disponing mind." becauee fm r soma years before his death had Beam In the habit*of drinking liquor 40 a day. Tbs remarkable thing If not that he was able to make a will. But that he had anything left to hn It will be some considerable time jot before the memoir of the late duke mi Argyll Is given to the world. The present dnke. who hue the work In a huge mam of the late g*ko of Argyll's correspondence In hie ppm —— and he #lll utilise the manuscripts tbs lets duke had written for a volume of autobiography and reminiscences. Of n western senator who was Brought np on the frontier. It Is said that hs never sits with his back to the 4oor. For thirty or forty years be ~llvsd with a gun In his hand," and it grow to be second nature to keep an oye on the approaches. What a useful legislator such a man would be If bis Babit of watchfulness enabled him to “ftt the drop on" all the bad bills that omter Congress! The habit of abalnthe-drlnklng has ranched such alarming proportions In Frames that the chamber of deputies Bas mow prohibited its manufacture mad amis. Already "the green terror," ms tt Is called, hae destroyed such bril liant geniuses as Ouy de Maupassant. Alfred ds Musset, Baudelaire and nth are hardly lam noted. Since 1894 the consumption has doubled. It le mow estimated at ten million sixty thousand quarts a year. The drink was forbidden In the army some time ago. amd the radical action of the chamber of deputies ahows how serious the gov ernment considers the case of the peo ple themselves. An Interesting discovery In the neighborhood of Jerusalem Is describ ed in the quarterly statement of the Palestine Exploration Fund. About thirty yards from the Blr Eyub, or ••Well of Job." which Jewish tradition Identifies with En Rogel or "The Ful ler's Fountain" (Joshua xv. 7), from thirty to fifty vats have been found in the rock. Their shape is wholly dif ferent from that of the vats connected with oil and wine presses, and one. mt least, la exactly like the fuller’s vats depicted on one of the tomb paintings of Ben-Haasan. So it Is suggested that they represeht the remains of ancient fulling works, a relic of an Industry of Jerusalem which may be as old as the time of Joshua. The Rev. Dr. William Jones, form erly chaplain of the Army of Northern Virginia, hae discovered a number of old documents relating to the civil wmr. They have been made public with the consent of the Lee family mmd the authorities of Washington and Lee university, with which institution Dr. Jones le now connected. Among them lea letter written to President Johnson on June IS, 1865, In which General Lee neks "for the benefits and fUU restoration of nil rights and priv ileges extended to those Included in the proclamation of amnesty and par don." General Lee waa not Individu ally pardoned, but waa Included in the list of the general pardon to all not under indictment. During some excavations at Pompeii a magnificent bronze statue of Grecian workmanship four feet high was Brought to light The discovery wss .made in the presence of Prof. Orel, director of the excavations of Syracuse. The statue, which strongly resembles the celebrated "Idollno degll Uffisi" of Florence, Is estimated to be worth £fifi,ooo. It le in perfect preservation, and teems to have been designed to rapport a lamp in some villa outside IBs walla of Pompeii. It la the most Important discovery made at Pompeii for the last thirty years. If one wishes to retain youth as long •a possible too much meat should not he eaten. Under certain circumstances a Urge amount of animal food may ha neoeaaary, but for the ordinary woman one meat hmal a day la auin dent. Vegetables and fruit should form a considerable part of the diet •ad plenty of pure water should be •rank. Aa n rale people drink too 11 1- fie water; at least a quart a day is de tfnhfe When rheumatic troubles ex ist. or .a tendency to than. It la a good fUn 8a alp a put of hot water slowly MorueatUg. BOUSE RECOMMENDS THE STUBBS ELECTROCUTION BILL Dam. Colo.. Job. SO.-Bj * rote of » to 23 the Ilutne y«terd»j appror ed the Stubbs electrocution bill and recommended it for third reading snd passage. Speaker Montgomery spoke against the measure, which he denounced as a return to barbarism. Mr. Bradley made a fiery speech in omiosltlon, In which toe alternately quoted Scripture and Shakespeare. Both siieecbes were elo quent and Impassioned. Other speakers on both sides assumed a more Judicial tone and discussed the subject from the standpoint of expe diency. During the dlscnsson Mr. Dickerson said It was not a matter of sentiment, but a question of protecting society. That he favored the death penalty for other crimes than murder. He drew a vivid picture of the man who goes home from a day of toil and lies down to sleep under the protection of the law. A burglar enters, who Intends to steal without murder. If he can. but who Is prepared to commit murder If bis plans nrc Interfered with or Ids Identity discovered. Ills sympathies do not go out to the man with murder in his heart, hut to the Innocent vic tims of his criminal puriioses. Mr. Bradley cited the Old Testament snd "The Merchant of Venice" as Il lustrations of the bloodthirsty Ideas of past times. "An eye for on eye and a tooth for a tooth are hut expressions of revenge,” said he. He denied the right of society to kill. He said It had a right to protect Itself, which It could do without killing. "The object of the law Is not ven geance, hut protection aud prevention.” Mr. Sprague said the tendency of the age la against cruel punishments. The refinements of civilization leod away from the passions of the past to more humane views on the treatment of crime. Society now aims at restraint and reformation. He deemed the ef fects of executions more demoralizing and more likely to Instigate repetitions by suggestion thau would mere re straint. Mr. Luhers said that life Imprison ment amounts to only about nine and a half years In Colorado. "The women and ministers who are asKlng us not to restore the death pen alty are the ones that besiege the gov ernor after a conviction and life sen tence to pardon the criminal. They are the ones that bestow the bouquets on the villain who lias committed an atro cious crime. My sympathies go to the victim of hla crime. I believe the first duty la to protect society. Humane feeling toward Innocent, law-abiding cltlsena la betetr than maudlin feelings towards brutal murderers. This mawk ish sentiment does not appeal to me. I am In favor of ridding the community of a beast that commits atrocious crimes." Mr. Schwelgert said: "Four years ago I favored the abolition of the death penalty. Since that time I have l»een convinced that It should be re stored. Appeals to sentiment on either side do not affect me. It Is not a ques tion of seutiment. Docs the welfare of the people demand the death penalty, Is the question, and I have deliberately concluded that it does." Camp Bird Case Continued. Montrose. Colo., Jan. 30.—(Denver News Special.)—The second day In the case of W. E. Apperson and J. M. Stuart, protestants against patent Is suing to the Cninp HIM Mining Com pany for the Deadwood mlllslte, being heard before Receiver 11. C. Flnlc of the Montrose land office, came to an abrupt termination yesterday after noon when a continuance was granted until February 28. 1001. The protestants set up the claim that Mr. Walsh did not comply with the mining laws in tiling on said claim; tlint the land is mineral, the lead run ning easterly and westerly through the property. A. M. Wlntx, who was the protestants’ only witness, claimed to be an expert miner, hut failed to demon strate the fact. It was clearly shown from two to three feet of snow covered the ground at the time it was staked by Ap|H*rson. between 0 o’cloek and midnight of December 22. 1000. The protestants asked for a continu ance. claiming certain of their wli nesses had been spirited away or ab ducted. This was denied. The Camp Bird people then asked n dismissal of the ease on the grouud that protest nuts had failed to prove their allega tions. This was denied. The Camp Bird people then declined to offer any evi dence. claiming it to l>e unnecessary. The receiver then granted a continu ance until February 28, 1001. Coal Operators Testify. Denver, Colo., Jan. 30.—The legislative committee ap|N>inted to investigate the <tial strike held three sessions yester day. morning, afternoon aud evening. President Cannon of the Northern Coal Company speqt the greater part of the day on the stand. The burden of his declarations were that the com pany could not afford to raise wages to its men without advancing the price of coal, and that prices could not be advanced because the public would not submit to it. coui|>etltlon making It possible for them to buy elsewhere. He reiterated his former statements that his miuers were the best paid in the world. Mr. Bartels also put In some testimony. Figures were introduced to show how many days a year each mine was op erated. the average lietng considerably less thgn half of the 3G5. Various superintendents, bosses and lessees,'went on the stand and testified for the company in the evening. The subject of ventilation was touched on, together with that of the danger of working in the mines. Mrs. Nation Still at Work. Topeka. Kas.. Jan. 30.—Mrs. Nation. Mrs. Eva Marshall Slioutz of ‘Chicago and A. C. Rankin made stirring speeches at the closing meeting of the state temperance convention last night. They heartily condemned all the national and state officers and ad vocated force as the best means for closing the saloons. Mrs. Nation formally refused to ac cept the medal provided for her by the union and Insisted that the money be devoted to the work of temperance. Mrs. Nation called upon the sheriff, city attorney and probate Judge, urging each to enforce the law against the Il legal sale of liquor. Bhe visited the county Jail and furnished a bushel of apples and a large bunch of batkanas to the Inmates. Bbe addressed the pris oners, asking them how many were in jail by reason of whisky, and ascer tained that all but two of the twenty seven inmatis attributed their arrests to liquor. Mr. Montgomery said that much of the discussion has been Irrelevant. "In proposing a law, two questions arise, first. Is there a demand for It; second. Is it necessary? The decision of these two questions should settle the matter." * He deuied that the people demand the death penalty, aud at considerable length argued that It is not necessary*. He denied any Increase of capital crime in Colorado, and asserted that more homicides in proportion to popu lation occur In states having the death penalty than where It does not exist. He denounced the bill ns a return to barbarism, a step backward, without necessity or public demand to Justify It. Whatever sentiment there was in favor of It anises from one crime, that of the negro. Porter. He drew u pic ture of the crucifixion and the Master’s prayer: "Father, forgive them, they know not what they do.” He painted a picture of the mother whose love fol lowed her offspring through evil as well as good report,ln such away as to draw tears to the eyes of himself uud many hearers. Judge Ong opposed the bill from a conviction formed after years of study. Besides If enacted it "would result in the execution of ft few colored gentle men and a few of God’s i»oor.” Mr. lift wait said: "It Is not a matter of seutiment with me. nor is it savage Instinct. The supporters of this bill are no more bloodthirsty or revengeful thou Its opponents. They may be more sensible. The question is how best to protect society. So far as sympathy goes out to the widow and orphans made so by a beast In human form, not at all to the lieast. A innn who can commit deliberate murder is a good one to l»e rid of effectually. I fa vor the death penalty liecause It ends the opportunity to repeat the crime and prevents the possibility of his propo gntlng his kind." The bill provides that “All murder that shnll lie perpetrated by means of poison, or lying In wait, torture or by any kind of willful. delll>ernte nnd pre meditated killing; or which is commit ted In the perpetration or nttempt to perpetrate any arson, rape, robbery, mayhem or burglary; or perpetrated from a deliberate or premeditated de sign. unlawfully or maliciously to ef fect the death of any human being oth er than him who is killed; or penetrat ed by any act greatly dangerous to the lives of others and Indicating a de praved mind, regardless of human life, shall be deemed murder In the first de gree, and all other kinds of murder shall le deemed murder of the second degree.” The Jury shall fix the degree of mur der and In case of first degree, shnll decide whether sentence shall be life Imprisonment or death. "The mannel of Inflicting the punish ment of denth shall be by causing to pass through the body of the convict n current of electricity of sufficient In tensity to cause instant death and the application of such current must be continued until such convict la dead. The penalty shall be Inflicted at sucb time as the court shall direct, not less than sixty days nor more than 120 days from the time sentence Is pronounced, unless for good cause the court or gov ernor may prolong the time." London Times Is Troubled London. January 30.—The Times, Jn nn editorial dealing with an "Important and perplexing question of true signifi cance’’—the excess In value regularly exhibited by England’s imports over, her exports, especially looking to the fact that during the iast three and a half years the United States have ex ported over $400,000,000 more mer chandise. gold and silver than they imported, says: "It Is not easy, yet It Is a matter of the utmost moment, to ascertain whether as a nation we are still saving nnd living within our Income, or whether we are beginning to live on the accumulated savings of former times. If the hitter is correct, the outlook is distinctly disquieting for the country's commercial future. Con sidering that some three-fourths of the American excess exports have come to this country. It is very desirable to get accurate and definite statistics as to our invisible exports.! "Mr. Gage has thrown out this Idea of ascertaining the movements of se curltles between the two countries. It Is nil the more im|H>rtnnt for England and, the suggestions of a financier of Mr. tinge's experience should not be lightly set aside as impracticable." To Speak at Columbus. Columbus, 0., Jnn. 30.—The following list of toasts for the Jefforsou-Jncksou- Lincoln banquet, which is to be held on Lincoln's birthday, Ims been given out: William ,T. Bryan. "Jefferson." John I*. Altgcld, "Jackson.” Charles A. Tow no, "Lincoln.” Senator-elect Carmack of Tennessee, “Jefferson to Lincoln." Senator Pettigrew, “Lincoln Down to Hanna." Representative De Armond of Mis souri. "Our Government Should Be Controlled by the Ballot Box aud Not By the Musket." Low Freight Rate on Coal. Denver, Colo., Jan. 30.—1 n response to numerous applications from the Mis souri river ami also from Colorado, the Santa Fe railway management yester day announced a special rate of $3.50 a ton upon coni to Colorado points from the Missouri river. The rate also applies from the mines of southeastern Kansas. It Is considered by railroad men a very low rate as the cost of ship ping bullion from Colorado to the Mis souri river is $3 a ton. the lowest rate upon any class of mineral going east from the mountains. Filipino Catholics Secede. Manila. Jan. 30.—Bucncamino and some of tho other Filipino leaders have about decided to become Protestants, and are considering the organization of an evangelical church. In an Interview to-day Buencamlno said that he had learned that the Pope had decided to restore the friars to their former posi tion In the Philippines. Buencamlno added that he Filipinos would not sub mit to that, and the effect would be tbat they wonld shortly leave the Cath olic church In great numbers. To Guard Royalty. London. Jan. 30.—The entire detec tive machinery in the United Kingdom and the continent bas been set In mo tion to protect the royal personages and other notable people now gather ing In London. Unwieldy as the conti nental secret service often appears to be, every effort Is being made to unify tbem. In order that no Injury may be fall any royal personage attendant up on the obsequies of the late Queen. TELEGRAPHIC BREVITIES. Count Tolstoi is reported seriously 111. The United States will be officially represented at the coronation of King Edward VII. The plant of the lu.lliiniipolls Son was burned January 121th. Loss, $30,- 000; insurance. $13,000. Russian dispatches report tlm death of Field Marshal Count Gourko, a fa mous Russian general. The lower house of the Utah Legis lature has passed an anti-vaccination bill, the vote standing 37 to 0. An International exposition, dealing with hygiene, maritime security aud fisheries, will soon be held nt Osteud. The alumni of tin* University of Ala bama are urging General Joseph Wheeler as president of that institu tion. The receipts of the Yale Football As sociation during the season of 1000 were $44,428: the expenditures were $22,350. It is stated that Andrew Carnegie lias secured control of the Pressed Steel Car Company, which is paying over $2,000,000 a year in dividends. Baron Wilhelm von Rothschild, head oi the Frankfort house of the great banking firm, died at Frankfort Janu ary 25th, aged seventy-three years. Mrs. James A. Garfield, widow of the late President Garfield, is in delicate health and has gout* to Florida to si>end the remainder of the winter. A unanimous opinion lias been hand ed down by the Supreme Court of Michigan sustaining the constitution ality of the law taxing inheritances. King Edward VII. has appointed Emperor William of Germany n field nmr.dial of the British army. His maj esty expressed great delight at the honor. The United States government has sent Professor Nevy of the University of Michigan to California to investi gate the danger of the "black death breaking out there. A steamer from Skngway brings ad vices tbat Dawson experienced the se verest cold of tills winter January 17th. when the thermometer registered sev enty degrees below zero. John I). Rockefeller will give $200,000 toward an endowment fund of $500,000 now being raised for Oberlin College, provided the entire amount shall be raised by the first of next year. It Is said that In her Inst lucid rally the Queen summoned the Prince of Wales and the Kaiser to her bedside ntul bcseeclied them ns they loved her to avoid war nnd to maintain peace. E. H. Clear’s automobiles arrived at Dawson in the Klondike January 18th aud were placed on the route between Dawson nnd Grand Forks. The enter prise Is said to lie backed by Rockefel ler. The steamer Aorangi. recently arriv ed at Vancouver, reports a terrible hurricane lias spread death anil de struction In New Britain. The force of the wave after the wind subsided was terrific. It Is practically settled that the Can adian government lias decided to pur chase the Northern Pacific lines In Manitoba for alwmt s<’>.ooo,ooo uud leniye them to another country iu considera tion of n low grain rate. The Evangelical Alliance, which In cludes all the churches of St. Louis and vicinity, with the exception of the Catholic. Episcopal and German speak ing churches, lias inaugurated a move ment for municipal reform. News has reached Vienna from the Vatican that fresh robberies have been discovered there which have caused the Pope much pain. n*\ nt this time a number of art treasures of greut value have been made away with. Preparations are being made by Is lam Temple. Nobles of the Mystic Shrine. San Francisco, for the enter tainment of a party of about 300 east ern Slirlners who will pass through early In March on tin* way to Houolulu. Tho foundation for several new sky scrapers on Wall street has lieen car ried by shafts to a depth of 130 feet, nnd the compressed air used In digging is so trying on the workmen that they get full* day’s pay for ninety minutes’ actual duty. Miss Pauline Lewclllng was severely burned by having the letters "A. T. N.” burned on her forehead with nituite of silver. She admits that it was done while being Initiated in the Alpha The ta Nu Society of the Wichita, Kansas, high school. Mark Twain’s Christmas greeting to his many Vienna friends is reproduced in the papers of that city. It runs: "Prosperity and happiness to my many fricuds In tin* empire. The same to my enemies on Christmas Day, but not after that date." The President has renewed his rec ommendation that Congress make "gracious provision for indemnity to the families" of the two victims of the Tall tin ha. Louisiana, lynching, July 20, 1809. who were subjects of the Ital ian government. The Supreme Court of Missouri over ruled a motion for a rehearing In the case of the St. Louis Star against the Associated Press, in which a petition for a writ of mandamus to compel the latter to furnish Its report to the Star had been denied. General MacArthur has deported George T. Rice, editor of the Dally Bul letin. from the Philippines. The order characterizes him as a "dangerous In cendiary nn«l a menace to the military situation.” His offense was slandering United States officers. Some Mexican troops escorting labor ers engaged In opening roads in the southern part of the peninsula of Yuca tan were desperately attacked a few days ago by 1.000 reliel Indians, who werts driven off by the employment of machine guns. The engagement took place near Santa Crux. There has been great distress In the province of Shan SI, owing to the fam ine. nnd thousands have died. The court distributed rice, but discriminat ed against native Christians, whereup on the foreign ministers protested and secured nn order for the Chinese cqurt to treat Christians exactly the same as others. Governor Sayers of Texas has sent to the Legislature a report of the fund subscribed for the relief of the Galves ton nnd coast flood sufferers last Sep tember. It states that $978,414 was re ceived by the governor, nnd funds re ceived at Galveston, Houston and other places Increased the amount to $1,988.- 414. Every nation in the world con tributed in some manner. The Chicago Woman’s Club voted. 175 to 5, to express regrets over the ac tion of the general federation of clubs In excluding Mrs. Josephine St. IMerre Ruffin, the colored representative of the New Era Club of Boston, from the Mil waukee convention. In tluFsaiue reso lution was expressed "unwavering lie tlef In equal opportuity to all without regard to race, religion, color or poli tic*.” SUMMARY OF THE WORK OF THE COLORADO LEGISLATURE B«nate bill 138 was unanimously passed by the Senate on thinl reading with nn emergency clause attacliert. i is by Senator Ammons and provides for the appropriation of $13,000 for tue state capitol board deficiency. Senator W. I-. Clayton of Greeley made a Rtrons plea for precinct option In the Senate, urging that the 1 hilp precinct option bill which applies to Denver nlonc l»e amended so as to ap ply to the entire state. Mr. Martin lias Introduced a bill which provides a trustee to take care of real estate which may remain un claimed by heirs or devisees after ad ministration of nu estate has been closed and final report been made. This trustee will make regular report* and use means to find heirs, if there be any. The state senators are classified by occupations thus: Eight lawyers, four stockmen, five mining men, three far mers, two physicians, two merchants, a dentist, a banker, a commission mer chant. a telegrapher, an insurance agent, an operator of a pumping sta tion. an lee maker, a carriage maker, a lumber man, a newspaper man ana a contractor. Mrs. Heart* proposes to apply the principle of equal civil rights of men and women to practical purposes. Her H. B. 243 requires consent of both hus band and wife to any incumbrance of property exempt by law from execu tion. Several states have such laws, but In those states consent of both hus band and wife Is necessary to convey title to real estate owned by either whether exempt as homestead or not. Election contests arc expensive. The bill for the Pueblo contest as Indorsed by the House provides for payments as follows: For the expenses of file con testors, Fonehou. Hart and Park, s3®).- 42; expenses of contestees, Repub licans. Keen. Dortlienback and Walk, $181.11; expenses of committee, $54.83. Attorney Rlzor for the contestors and Attorney Elwell for the contestees were each given S3OO for their fees. They presented bills for SSOO, but the House committee decided to cut their bills. One of the Important measures intro duced in the Senate is a proposed con stitutional amendment offered by w. 11. Adams and providing for the fund ing of the $700,000 of outstanding cap itol building Indebtedness. The bill Is numbered S. B. 238, and was reported out for printing by the Joint finance committees of the two houses ns soon ns received. It provides for taking up the warrants, certificates of indebted ness. etc., outstanding ngnlust the fund for the building and maintenance of the state capitol and Issuing bonds therefor to bear four per cent, interest. As the present warrants bear six per cent, this would make a saving to the state of two per cent., or nearly $15,000 per annum. Senator James W. Bucklln before the Joint constitutional amendment com mittees of the Legislature and an audi ence of perhaps 200 people, spoke for two hours on the night of January 28tli on his proposed amendment to the constitution, giving cities am! counties local option in taxation, which is In tended to make possible the adoption of the special tax on land values now in force in New Zealand and most of the colonies of Australia, lie stated that where this tax lias l>een adopted there has never been any effort for its repeal. Tlie amendment would also permit counties to encourage manufac tories by exempting factories, machin ery, etc., from local taxation. The measure is embodied In Senate Bill No. 1. Senate bill No. 101, by Mr. McGuire, which was ordered printed, provides that herenfter. when the sale of any property is made, by virtue of the terms of any deed of trust, or other in strument of like purport, or any sale is made by virtue of nn order of fore closure entered by n court of compe tent jurisdiction, the price bid nt any such sale shall be taken to be nu amount equal to at least the sum due on the debt secured by said deed of trust or other Instrument of like pur port, or by said mortgage, and the debt tints secured shall be considered as fully satisfied and paid when such sale Is made and when title is conveyed thereby. The provisions of the act on ly nppiy to debts contracted and secur-, ity given, from and after the date of the going into effect of the act. In the discussion of the Stubbs elec trocution bill in the House, Mr. Mont gomery is reported ns saying: “I am surprised nt the blood-thirsty alacrity with which the advocates of this Dill want to put their inan-kllllug machin ery in motion. This is not n matter for hasty action—lt is a matter of life, and of death. I may say that I am op posed to the whole brood of mnn-kill ing hills, and will opi>ose nil of them, but I nt least want time to look over nnd see which is the most horrifying. My friend from Gunnlnon says that he represents the sentiment of the state, but he Just bases that on the burning of tbe little nigger down at Idinon—and they are sorry for that now. I am not trying to smother the bills, though if I might to do. I would do it right quick ly. All I ask is a little reasonable de lay.” Senator Cnslmero Barela has Intro duced a bill for a constitutional con tention. He says: “The constitution is in sad need of amendment, and the thirty amendments now proposed in both houses attempt to correct many evils, real or supposed. Now, since six amendments nlone can be proposed, some of those which may be among the most desirable must be left out, because of the limit Imposed by law. Of the half dozen to be submitted to the people, it is quite possible that some will be defeated. Tlius. even af ter the next state election there will be many needed changes in the stoic charter. The election for a decision of the people on the six amendments to be proposed will cost fully SIOO,OOO, and a charter convention for a new 6tate constitution can be held for much less thun that amount, and this would be by far tbe best solution of the problem.” The Senate committee of the whole recommended for passage S. B. 20 (Sel domridge), regarding trespass nnd pro viding that anyone who remains upon land nfter being notified by the owner to leave shall be guilty of trespass; that anyone who shall tear down or de face any notice warning against tres pass shall be fined or imprisoned; that anyone who cuts down or carries nwnj* any tree or trees shall be guilty of trespass; that anyone who lets sheep or stock of any kind remain in the gar den or orchard of another, after being forbidden by the owner, shall Ik; fined $25. Penalty for trespass is placed at a maximum of three months in jail or fine of SSOO. Senator Rush moved as an amendment to Include the injuring •r carrying off of trees in front of any city residence. Adopted. The bill pro- Tides that in case of damage trespass the owners tna.v collet t thret times the amount of such daninge. In addition to this, on motion of hoi a tor Lewis, trespass with a herd of sheep or cattle was made punishable b> a maximum penalty of S3OO line or three months’ imprisonment. The maximum penalty by tine throughout llie bUI w changed, on motion of Senator Hill, from SSOO to S3OO, so that cases could l»e tried in Justice of the peace courts. The most Important provision of Senator Ammons’ bill In relation to damages to live stock by railroads, which has passed to third reading In the Senate but promises to be hotly contested when it comes up for pass age, are ns follows: “The killing or in jurv of nuv animal or animals by a rail way company or corporation shall be prima facie evidence of the negligence of said railway company or corpora tion, and every railway company or corporation in this state, and every n *' signoe or lessee thereof, shall lie liable to pnv to the owner. In the event any animal or animals so killed, or injured, to the extent that killing becomes nec essary, be not claimed by anyone with in six months from the date of such killing or injuring, then the said rail way company or corporation, its as signee or lessee, shall, after the expira tion of such lime, and within thirty davs thereafter, report such stock so killed or injured, with full description, and pnv to the treasurer of the coun ty wherein said killing took place, to the use ami for the benefit of the cattle inspection fund of the state, the sched ule value of such animal or animals so killed or Injured, or if not scheduled, then the true value thereof.” James L. James, the deputy state dairy commissioner, has prepared a pure food bill which will be introduced in the House. It provides for the ex tension of the title of the dairy commis sioner to “state dairy nnd food commis sioner,” and gives more power to that official. Under the bill this commis sioner is to receive $1,200 a year and his assistant SI,OOO a year, both to be npiKiinted by the governor. An appro priation of SI,OOO for a laboratory Is asked for. Under the bill the commis sioner is to have power to enter any store, salesroom, depot, express office, or even railroad car to get samples for analysis. The penalty for selling con coctions, mixtures nnd food products under any but their right names with the exact character of the product properly lal>eled on it is from SSO to SSOO. The fines are to go to the com missioner niul assistant commissioner up to SI,BOO a year for each, including salary, nnd the rest is to go to the state. Impure vinegar, ice. candy, canned goods, fruits. Jellies, jams, ex tracts. coffee, honey, butter nnd the Juve are made the special objects of at tack by the bill. Taking orders for such goods is by the bill deemed a sale. The commissioner is to hold for investiga tion nt the expense of the owner any articles thought to he Impure. An ap propriation of $10,440 is suggested for the present biennial period of this de partment. Proposed Constitutional Amendments. These are the Senate bills which pro pose amendments to the state consti tution: 8. B. 1, bj* Buek.lfl—To permit the people of the state to vote on the ques tion of a gradual introduction of the single tax on land. S. B. 2, by Rush—To consolidate the county and city of Arapahoe and Den ver. S. B. 3, by Parks—To permit three fourths of a Jury In civil cases to re turn a sound verdict. 8. B. 21, by Barela—To allow* every citizen, male or female, having resided in the state one year, to vote, if a citi zen of tlie United States. 8. B. 28, by Taylor—To consolidate county nnd state elections. S. B. 21), by Whltford—To provide for an eight-hour work day. 8. B. 35. by Whltford—To amend the revenue regulations of the constitu tion. 8. B. 30, by Whltford—To amend the constitutional provision for the time of holding elections. 8. B. 84. by Taylor—To change the constitutional provisions for the mini l>er and terms of Bupreme Court Jus tices. and to abolish the Court of Ap peals. 8. B. 89. by Moore—A companion constitutional amendment to the one for nn eight-hour work day. 8. B. 100, by Moore—To allow the People to inaugurate the initiative and referendum. S. B. 102, by Whltford—'To amend tlie constitutional powers of the State Board of Equalization. S. B. 107. by Ammons—To abolish the constitutional limit of ninety days on the legislative session. 8. B. 135. by Sehlomridge—To amend the constitution so ns to permit the payment of old and nt present invalid claims against the state. 8. B. 157. by Ammons—To so amend the constitution ns to allow the State Board of Equalization to equalize prop erty in the state as to classes. S. B. 182, by Evans—To provide that the state shall not contract any debt except for deficiencies or public build ings. 8. B. 211, by Sehlomridge—To regu late the manner of the contraction of public debts by towns In the state. S. It. 228, by Sehlomridge—To pro vide for an issue of four per cent. 1 »onds to pay all the Indebtedness of Colorado, aggregating nearly $2,400.- 000.. These are the House bills which pro pose amendments to the state constitu tion: H. B. 3fl, by Judkins—To provide for the inauguration of the initiative and referendum. H. B. 38. by Kennedy—To provide for nn eight-hour work day. 11. B. 39. by Kennedy—To provide for tlie inauguration of the initiative and referendum. H. B. t!9, by Smith—To provide for an eight-hour work day. 11. B. 78. by Henrtz—To provide for the inauguration of the Initiative and referendum. H. B. S 4. by Gorman—To exempt from taxation all improvements on land—a step toward a single tax on land. 11. B. 80, by Cannon—To prescribe more clearly the qualifications of vot ers. H. B. 87. by Heart*—To create a lK>ard of arbitration with full powers to settle difficulties. 11. B. 107. by Bradley—To inaugurate the initiative and referendum. H. B. 55. by Bell—To require twelve months’ residence in the state as a qualification for voting. H. B. 109—'To provide that the inter est on state indebtedness shall not ex ceed four per cent. H. B. 183, by McLean—To authorize tlie Legislature to decide as to uni formity of text books. To Mothers of Largo Fasitk. In this workaday world few won*, are so placed that physical exertS is not constantly demanded of tw in their daily life. Mrs. Pinkham makes a special to mothers of large families i work is never done, and many of whom suffer, and suffer for lack of intelligent aid. To wom’en. young or old, rich or poor, Mrs. Pinkham, of Lynn, Ma«a. extends her invitation of free advice! Oh, women! do not let your lives be sacrificed when a word from Mrs. Pinkham, at the first approach q| Has. Cakbix Belzjcvillh. weakness, may fill your future year* with healthy joy. “ When I began to take Lydia E. Pinkham’s Vegetable Compound 1 was not able to do my housework. I suf- • fered terribly at time of menstruation. Several doctors told me they could do nothing for me. Thanks to Mrs. Pink ham’s advice and medicine I am now well, and can do the work for eight in the family. »* I would recommend Lydia E. Pinkham’s Vegetable Compound to all mothers with large families.” —Mrs. Carrie Bellevit.i.f. Lndinpton. Mich. It was chiming 10 by the steeple - !-locluT When she sat her down to her pile of socks. “Oh, darn 'em!” she cried. 'Did ths fates intend That it never should bo too late to mend? Don't Oot Footiorel Omt WOOT-EASK. A certain cure for Swollen, Smart ing, Burning, Sweating Feet, Corn* and Bunions. Ask for Allen's Foot- Eaae, a powder. Cures Froet-bites and Chilblains. At all Druggists and Sho* Stores, 25c. Sample sent FREE. Ad dress Allen S. Olmsted. Leßoy, N. Y. Write out what deeds you mean to do In nineteen hundred one; Then road them when the year If through— 'Twill bring you lots of fun. CAREER AND CHARACTER OP ABRAHAM LINCOLN. An address by Joseph Choate. Am bassador to Great Britain,on the career and character of Abraham Lincoln hls early life—his early struggles with the world—his character as developed in the later years of his life and hi* administration, which placed his name so high on the world’s roll of honor and fame, has been published by the Chicago. Milwaukee & St. , Paul Rail way and may be had by sending six (6) cents in postage to F. A. Miller, General Passenger Agent, Chicago. 11l Of course babies born in this century are much superior in every way to nine teenth century babies, as all of the proud fathers and mothers will agree. If you have had la grippe, a few doses of Garfield Tea will cleanse the system of all impurities and hasten recovery. The older a man grows the harder It I* for his wife to get him to a church en tertainment where there Isn't going to bs any supper. TO CURE A COLD IN ONE DAT. Take Laxative Ukomo Quinine Tablets. AD druggists refund the money if it fails to cure. E. \V. Grove's signature is on the box Uf>c. It is to the credit of Delaware that It does not talk of abolishing the whipping post and substituting hazing In its stead. We psy 818 m Week and expense* to men with rig* to introduce oar Poi-ltky Com roc no. Jivuu Mrs- Co.. DepuD, Pamsoss. Kansas. When a man Is out of money he doesn’t show any. but when he Is out or temper he shows a lot of it. Frol* Is a necessary article of diet It* prima essences are la Primley’s California Walt Gam. Hazing Is as old as original sin. Cain hazed Abel with a club. Lady agents wanted for Russ Bleachlnf Blue. The Russ Co., South Bend. Ind. 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