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nmuißiD min fbiday. WALDEN, ... COLORADO. * Tl« nteinluti body o t Rota* ffibt Oollego, Baton. Va., includes (oar Koreaaa—ous of thorn a boo of tho >h|>nr ipj ffv# native Porto ll oaaa. A Korean woonHy worn tho iVxim lor h|Uah dsclsmaflna ' Tho troo planted at tho Naval Traln- Übc Station la Newport aa dodleatod do tho memory of Admiral Philip, who oommaaded tho Texas at Santiago. Will typify the vitality and growth of tho 'horoW fame, title record illustrated at coco tho valor and hnmaaeaeoo that ‘characterise tho model officer. Ho did mot tear a lighting enemy, nor fall to oucoor a dying foe. Tho fifth of an extraordinary eerie* 4>f weddings has Just been celebrated In Paradise Valley, near Orovllle, Cal. *The first was that of John Wear, a Cornish widower with tear good look ing dsigfcters. Some years ago he wedded Mrs. Malaria, a French widow with door sons. Tho hoys and girls jlisve now boon all mated and tho five couples live under tho same roof. Tho experiments are for tho purpose tof Improving and perfecting bombs that are now made for the purpose of exposing tho position of an enemy at night, and to reveal the character of defenses to bo attacked. These pro jectiles explode on Impact, liberating ,* flaming compound. One compound, consisting of sulphur, saltpetre, and hydrocarbon, is a blue light mixture. The illumination lasts as long as the maltpetre supplies oxygen to maintain combustion. President John Henry Barrows of Oberlin College, announces that John D. Rockefeller has offered Oberlin 9100,000 on condition that the college raise SBOO,OOO during the present year. As 9150,000 of this Is already pledged, there seems to be no doubt that the ; college wil claim the gift before Janu ,ary 1. During the two years of the * presidency of Dr. Barrows, the endow ment has been Increased by $700,000, not counting the $600,000 expected from the sources Just mentioned. In electing Henry P. Davison to the presidency of the Liberty National bank in New York last week the stockholders of that Institution placed ta control of their property a man who is today the youngest bank presi dent in the metropolis. Mr. Davison, at the age of thirty-three, ranks not only as president of a national bank In the financial center of the continent, but also as the secretary of#the New Tork clearing house, the organisation of the banking interests. Russia has decided that It wants the American bicycle, having tired of the more clumsy English and German ar ticle. Such are the comforting reports received by the managers of the Amer ican Bicycle company, which does ■snuch of the exporting of American machines. Russia finds more popular use for the machine at a moderate jprlce than it has found heretofore, and the many American-made machines that travelers about Europe have seen have convinced them of the superiority of our machines over thoae of Euro pean make. So there is an unusual de mand this year, a fact which pleases the American maker who finds the de mand here falling off as compared with that which existed when all America was bicycle mad. “Threatened men live long," some times—when, for Instance, they chance to be crlminala whose counsel are anx ious to make a record. Almost ten years ago a man in the state of Wash ington was convicted of murder In the first degree and sentenced to be hanged. That sentence has been thrice reaffirmed, but the man has not been hanged yet. The state supreme court and the United States Supreme court have had the case before them, In the form of exceptions and objections, dur ing these ten years, and the con demned man's attorney declares that he has still “many cards to play." Buck attempts to “cheat the gallows" have the evil effect of arousing against a convict a sentiment which is not easily to be distinguished from vin dictiveness. Few persons know that the United States government derives an Income from some of the largest bathing es tablishments In America, If not In the world. The hot springs of Arkansas, which have been a resort for Invalids for many years, are owned by Uncle Bam, and he extracts a payment of SBO a tub for the use of the medicated wa ter. As there are 584 tubs, the spring brings him an Income from that source of $19,080 a year. The various hot springs, which are said to number seveaty-three. Issuing from the west side and the base of Hot Springs moun tain, and which are now obscured from view, have been converged In many In stances from several different Issues into one outlet by development work done cm the reservation under the su pervision of the various superintend ents. ____ ’ According to correspondence Issued (by the London foreign oflloe, M per cent of the slaves of Zanslbar and iFsmba prefer to remain slaves. Fewer islaves applied for freedom in 1900 than [!a 18M, because, the British commit ;skmer avers, most of tbs slaves know they are not likely to gain much pres ent advantage, seeing that those who were thrown on their own resources hnve a difficult time to make a living. The masters have been kinder since ike slave legislation was enacted, and eaak to make their services more at tractive. Both the United States weather Bu reau and the Navy Department are do ing murk to establish the reputation of -the wireless telegraphy. An extension <of the government's wireless system heSwtan Governor's Island and Fort Wadsworth Is planned for the coming summer, it Is now proposed to estab lish the system at all forte around lfew Tork end also at the Brooklyn navy yard. Homing plgaoaa are now Bbefi by the Navy Department tor coast opemtioag,*jmd a hoard has recom mended the substitution qjf wireless fislsgraphy. TELEGRAPHIC BREVITIES. Senator Hanna has given $50,000 to Kenyon college for a new dormitory. Senator James H. Kyle of North Da kota, died July Ist at Aberdeen In that state. Judge Taft, aa governor of the Phil ippine Islands, will occupy the Mslacan palace at Manila. Governor General Wood is improving, but his physician advises him to desist from public duties for a time. Seven hundred Porto Rican emi grants sailed from Sants Monica for Honolulu on the steamer Colon. The exports from the Philippines to the United States increased from $4,- 040.255 in 1880 to $0,008,881 in 1000. The Navy Department has given out a statement that it Is ready to give ev ery encouragement to the naval militia. The War Department states that the total number of insurgents captured or surrendered up to May 15th last is 37,048. Kingston, Jamaica, Chamber of Com merce has ssked the imperial authori ties to send 3,000 Boer prisoners to the Island. The receipts of the United States treasury for the fiscal year ending June 29th, exceeded the disbursements by $76,000,000. The Nebraska Republican state cen tral committee lias decided to hold the state convention at Lincoln, Wednes day, August 28th. Eighty-five Cuban school teachers will sail for the United States to at tend, at the invitation of President El iot, the Harvard summer school. “Coin” Harvey, who has become a citizen of Benton county, Arkansas, is going to make the race for congress man In the Third Arkansas district. Lightning recently struck the animal tent of the Wallace circus, at- Eau Claire, Wisconsin, killing an elephant and atunnlng the entire menagerie. An Egyptian expedition has occupied Bahr Ghazel. The Belgians have with drawn, thus settling the disputed claim between Great Britain and Belgium. Shipping Interesti are urging the government to remove the wreck of the Maine in Havana harbor as soon as possible, as a dangerous bar is forming about It. Diplomatic relations between Aus tria-Hungary and Mexico, Interrupted since 1807, the year Emperor Maxi mlllart was shot, have been formally re-established. Frank J. Ostrander of Wyandotte, Kansas, has been paroled by Governor Stanley for courage and services in the recent coal mine inutiuy at the Kansas penitentiary. Lord Wolselcy, formerly command er-in-eliief of the British army, says the United States army is the finest of Its size in the world and says its su periority is due to good wages. During 1900 the Philippines Import ed merchandise to the value of $27,- 705,100, u gain of thirty-six per cent, over 1800. In 1805, under Spanish rule, the imports were less than $8,000,000. Tliomns Dunn English, poet and writer, has just celebrated bis eighty second birthday at bis home in New ark. The author of “Ben Bolt" receiv ed the congratulations of his friends. M. G. Munley of Portland, Oregon, announces the formation of a combine of salmon packers of Alaska and Pu get sound representing 1,700,000 pounds of the annual pack of 3,000,000 pounds. The pension plan of the Illinois Cen tral railroad went Into effect July Ist. About 200 employes were retired on pensions based on their average monthly pay during their last ten years of service. The total value of merchandise, gold anti silver, exported from the Philip pines duriug the calendar year 1000 amounted to $20,731,402, against $lO,- 273.388 for 1800. and an average from lt»80 to 181>4 of $20,520,901. Ex-Governor Jones of Alabama, in the constitutional convention has off ered an article providing for depend ent members of the families of sher iffs who may be killed while defend ing prisoners. Emperor William has telegraphed to the presidents of the French and Ger man automobile clubs expressing bis Joy at the sociable co-operation of the French and German racers, and at the happy ending of the Parls-Beriln race. The Oregon and Oriental Steamship Company, which operates a fleet be tween Portland, Oregon, and porta in the Philippines. China and Japan. !a seriously considering the establishment of a line from New York to the Far East. Marshal Field, the Chicago merchant, has purchased the southeast corner of Fifth avenue and Thirty-fifth street. New York with a frontage of 125 feet in the avenue and 200 feet *on the street. The total cost has exceeded sl,- OOO.lAX). George W. Radford, member of the Detroit, Michigan, public library board, has received a letter from An drew Carnegie stating that Mr. Carne gie will usntribute $750,000 toward the. erection of a new public library build ing in that city. The Navy Department is providing some of the warships with a new life raft Enough persona cannot get on this craft to sink it, and unlike the life boat It cannot capsize or founder, nor like a raft, go to pieces against the sides of a ship. The only giraffe In this country ar rived in New York on a German ahlp a few days ago, consigned to Ulngling Brothers. She Is eighteen months old and twelve feet ten Inches tall when she stretches her neck, and is growing rapidly on a daily diet of milk, oats and hay. The Postal Telegraph Company an- Bounces the completion of telegraphic communication between Seattle, Wash. Ington. and Port Simpson, Alaska, via Vancouver, Ashcroft, Quesnelle and the Skeena river. There remains a gap of eighty miles to complete the wires to Dawson City. The Canadian government is get ting ready another invitation far ten ders for a fast steamship line between Canadian ports and the United King dom. If the scheme goes through It will be for a class of vessels that would compete with the best services to New York. Maxey Long, the champion sprinter, recently sailed for England. Long will compete In the English championship games and defend bis title at 100 yards, which be won on bis last visit, ■asking a world's record with 9% sec onds for the distance. The state of South Carolina, which monopolises the liquor traffic within Its borders under the state dispensary law, has Instituted proceedings before the commissioner of internal revenue to test the question whether the state can oe lemtilj required to take out special . auc.aflUßpe as a wholesale and retail itqnor dealer, and will ask that the : unonnt heretofore paid ha refunded. TWENTY MILLION DOLLARS IN MISSOURI LEAD COMBINE New York. July B.—(Herald-Republi can Special.)—Official announcement was made Monday of the completion of an Immense lead combination, hav ing a capitalization of about $20,000,- 000, which will control the output of the lead fields in southwestern Mis souri. In the consolidation, which has not yet taken corporate ahape, will be Included the properties of the Guggen heim Exploration Company, the Stand ard Oil lead mines, the Wbltuey-Ilyan holdings, those of the Union Lead and Oil Company and the Electric Storage Battery Company, the mines owned by Grant B. Schley of this city. The final terms of the deal were ar ranged last week, and the scheme now rests in the hands of attorneys and others, who will work out the general plan of consolidation. The formation of this Immense combination is due to the efforts of Daniel Guggenheim, Thomas F. Ryan and William C. Whit ney. According to estimates made by one of the interested parties, the out put of the projected company will be from 65,000 to 85,000 tons of pig load for the first year. The different interests mentioned will be consolidated into one company, which in turn will be managed by the ■ Guggenheim Exploration Company of New Jersey, a concern formed a year * and a half ago with a capital stock of $6,000,000. In this company are very : prominent banking Interests at home and in Europe, so that the new combi nation will have very close connec tions in foreign markets. STATE INSTITUTIONS MAKE AN APPEAL FOR PROTECTION Denver, July 3.—The News this 1 morning says: Governor Orman has practically giv- n en his promise to call a special session j of the Legislature to enact a new rev- 1 enue law if the finances of the state are < In any way Jeopardized by the suit « brought by the railroads of tiie state i to declare the present law invalid. 1 He will not act in the matter until < after July Bth. His mind Is practically ' made up to act as soon ns the first i steps arc taken In the mandamus suit t In the Pueblo District Court upon the i above mentioned date. He is con- i vlnced that If the writ of mandamus Is < sustained by the court that It will tie 1 up enough of the state revenues to j jeopardize the Interests of the state in-, stltutlons. If the writ is not sustain- , ed, and the corporations take an np- j peal, It will have the same general ef- ] feet, nnd a special session will follow ( within the next thirty days. Nine members of the boards controll- j Ing the state institutions called upon the governor yesterday morning, nnd , had a long conference with him regard ing the tying up of the state finances by the pending suit and the disastrous effects upon the institutions. They 1 convinced the governor that the suit , would affect them materially nnd : might result in some of them being dosed for the lack of funds. Before the meeting adjourned the fol lowing memorial nnd resolutions were passed: “The state of Colorado for a period of years has suffered from lack of suffi cient revenue. Through inadequate support many of the state Institutions have been brought to the verge of ex treme misfortune. The Thirteenth Gen eral Assembly made an earnest effort to effect such change in the revenue law ns would meet the needs of a growing nnd prosperous common, wealti. The new law affords the in dispensable relief. It does not appear that any corporate or private interest Is made to undergo any noteworthy A DESPERATE FIGHT WITH ARMED ROBBERS Denver, July 3.-While Mr. nnd Mrs. Eldridge M. Osborne of 3535 Williams street were entertaining tlielr friends, nnd neighbors, Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Coffey of 3715 Franklin street, Inst night, the party was suddenly dis turbed by the entrance of two ugly looking men, shortly after 11 o’clock. Mr. Osborne refused to comply with the order for all to throw up their bands and turn their faces to the wall. He showed fight. Several shots were fired by the tall man, who carried the revolver, the short man being armed with a murderous looking gas pipe. Mr. Osborne continued to fight the men while Mr. Coffey follow'ed ids wife outside, believing her to have been shot. Seeing her husband in danger of be ing killed, Mrs. Osborne stood by ids side and engaged the short man, who wielded the gas pipe, while her hus band scuffled with the tall man, who waa firing the revolver In a reckless manner. She was struck in the back of the neck with the gas pipe, but summoning her strength she fought the smaller of the highwaymen until he slipped out of his coat and escaped through the front door, leaving his coat and hat behind him as a trophy to the brave woman. Mr. Osborne was having a terrible struggle with the tall man, who was firing a revolver whenever the chance r presen teed In an effort to down his victim. Five shots were fired, but each time the murderous hand was pushed aside and the bullet went wild. The first burled itself In the celling of the dining room. The second struck and shattered a crayon picture of the Osborne baby which hung upon the wall In the front room. The third came near striking Mrs. Coffey, who was standing In the doorway between the kitchen and the dining room. The fourth went through the door of the parlor. The fifth was fired directly toward Mr. Osborne, who was all the time struggling with his assailant 8o close did the bullet pass him that Mr. Osborne’s right band waa powder burned. The man, having emptied his revol ver In an effort to kill some one, par ticularly Mr. Osborne who had given him battle, jerked himself loose. Mr. New York's Deadly Host Record. New York, July a—Between the hours of 2 a. m. yesterday (Tuesday) and 12:45 a. m. to-day (Wednesday), there were In the bouroughs of Man hattan and The Bronx 158 deaths and 178 prostrations. The same weather conditions which prevailed In this city were experienced In Brooklyn. It was estimated by the police at midnight that during Tues day there had been sixty deaths and 100 prostrations by the heat In Brook lyn. The boat which has worked such In the official announcement It la stated that the projnwied company will construct smelters, concentrators and refineries adjacent to the various prop erties, which will involve the expendi ture of millions of dollars. Denial is made of the assertion that the new company will he operated In competition with the American Smelt ing and Refining Company. The state ment is made that the two companies will not be competitive in one way, as each Is a distinct enterprise. “Ours is a lead proposition," said one of the promoters of the new com pany to-day, “while the American Smelting and Refining Company is a precious metal smelting proposition. The scheme of combination of the various companies’ holdings Into one extensive consolidation nnd then al lowing it to be operated by another company, is a novel one. In the pres ent instances the capitalists owning the most valuable lead properties in the southwestern part of Mlsourl, have agreed to pool their holdings into one company, which will he given corpor ate form in the course of a few weeks. This company does not, ns is usually the case, become the operating com jiany, but will transfer Its right to the •Guggenheim Exploration Company, which is now operating numerous min ing properties for foreign and domestic capitalists. It Is controlled by mem bers of the Guggenheim family. Kuhn, Loeb & Co., W. C. Whitney and Paris ian and London stockholders. hardship or injustice l>y its provisions. Any movement at this time which would tie up the funds of the state for an indefinite period, or throw doubt on the validity of the law, would occasion disaster to all the state’s interests, and especially to the state institutions; and should any hostile movement, through technicality, finally succeed, extreme confusion nnd distress would follow. This is a time when all individuals and all representatives of corporate Inter ests, hnve an eminent opportunity to show the qunlltles of good citizenship, J and aid the welfare of tho state. A i display of exclusive self-interest under these conditions would appear to be an act little short of a crime. Therefore, “Resolved, that we, the representa tives of the twelve state Institutions in conference assembled, earnestly ap peal to the representatives of all prop- i erty interests in Colorado to refrain from placing the welfare of the state in jeopardy. “Resolved, that, if the legal proceed ings against the revenue law be con tinued. or if for any reason the state’s solvency for the current biennial period seems in doubt, we urge his excellency, the governor of Colorado, to immediate ly call the Thirteenth General Assem bly together in special session to place the validity of the revenue law beyond , all question. | “James T. Smith, State School of Mines, Chairman General Committee. | “It. Broad. Jr.. President Board of j Trustees. State Normal School. | “11. L. White, State Penitentiary nnd Reformatory. 1 “George West. Soldiers’ nnd Sailors* Home Commission. 1 “W. It. Thomas, State Agricultural College. “D. M. Richards, Regent State Uni- j verslty. | “Harlan Tliomns. Agricultural Col- j lege. Secretary General Committee. | “Will J. Orange, Regent State Uni- : verslty.” j Osborne was standing in the door when the “short’’ man, who a few minutes before was In deadly struggle with his wife, knocked him to one side nnd followed his companion, who was then making strides across a vacant lot. | The little cottage was fairly turned upside down as a result of the terrible struggle. were broken and it is a wonder that they did not ex- . plode. I Mr. Osborne’s pluck perhaps saved his life nnd that of his wife, for each shot fired by the taller man of the two was aimed at either Osborne or his wife. Mr. Osborne has a medal for marksmanship with a revolver but happened to be without a weapon last j night. W. H. Griffith Denver, July 3.—W. 11. Griffith, mem ber of the Fire and Police Board of Denver, appointed by Governor Or man, lias resigned. Mr. Griffith acted . as attorney nnd agent of several east- j era banks, the cashing of whose war- • rants against the state of Colorado by State Treasurer Chipley has created a great commotion. It Is alleged that Mr. Griffith received a very heavy commission and he has in consequence been the subject of violent newspaper attacks. The following is the text of his letter of resignation: t “Denver, Colo., July 2, 1901. ' “Hon. James B. Orman, Governor of Colorado: Dear Sir—l hereby tender to you my resignation as a member of the Fire and Police Board of the city . of Deuver, to take effect immediately. “I do this to relieve your admlnistha-! tlon of any embarrassment or annoy- 1 a nee arising out of the many and scur rilous attacks made upon my private , and official character and conduct by ' my personal and political enemies, and not from any sense of wrong-doing on my part. “I have no regrets for any of my ac tions, nor do I offer any apologies or excuses; to my mind I hnve done no thing calling for apology or excuse. I am content to await and abide by the results of the Judicial investigation, to w'hlch I have not only submitted my self. hut which I inaugurated. “Thanking you for the favors hereto fore bestowed upon me, I beg to re main, yours respectfully. “W. H. GRIFFITH." havoc in this city since last Sunday was somewhat mitigated late yester day afternoon by a succession of thun der storms, w'hlch cleared the atmos phere and sent the mercury tumbling down ten degrees between the hour* of 4:30 and Bp. m. The thunder and lightning were heavy, and many houses were struck, causing fires, hut so far as known no person was killed or Injured. During the last down pour hall fell in quantities. It was after the hottest July 2nd in the history of the local weather bu reau, and a day that almost reached the city record of September 17, 1881, COLORADO NOTES. Dr. Cherrle and associate* are bolld ing a ten-ton Ice plant In Canon City. The hotel at Idalla in Arapahoe coun ty, John McCoy, manager, was burned June 28tl>. "With the opening of the D. & R * G. line from Texas Creek, West cliff e and Bilver Cliff hare made their second de but into railroad society. Mrs. M. A. Shute, secretary of the State Board of Horticulture, will have charge of the horticultural department of the state fair at Pueblo next fall. There is a very pretty rivalry be tween Boulder and Colorado Springs in the matter of a quarto-centennial celebration. Good advertisement for both. The county commissioners of El Paso county are considering a petition f° r * franchise to construct an electric rail way from Colorado City to the Garden of the Gods. To be described ns beautiful and ac complished and to get her hajf-tone portrait published, all a Colorado gin has to do is to be married and send her photograph to the Denver dailies. Ex-Governor J. B. Grant is preparing to erect a fine residence on Pennsyl vania avenue, between Seventh and Eighth avenues in Denver. It Is re ported that the cost will be about $30,- 000. At its recent session in Columbus, Ohio, the supreme council, United Com mercial Travelers, grauted charters for councils at Trinidad and Pueblo and also a charter for the grand council of i Colorado. During a sudden squall of wind at j Pueblo, June 30th, Mrs. J. W. Mitchell was struck by a falling limb from a J dead cottonwood tree and dangerously ; hurt. She was taken to St. Mary’s hospital. A babe that she held in her j arms escaped almost entirely unin jured. At Pueblo June 29th the temperature ' as shown by the thermometer was 103.1 degrees at 3:30 p. m., which was a rec ord-breaker. The hottest day previous to that was in July. 1888, when the mercury rose to 102.7. But no pros trations were reported as would have been the case in any eastern city. A Denver dally says there is a move ment on foot to send to the Pan-Amer ican exposition the four star athletes of the State Interscholastic Associa tion, Annis, Johnston anil Van Fleet of East Denver and Martell of Central High School, Pueblo. The mouey for expenses, it is said, is being raised by j subscription. Carl linhn. a machinist in the e.n- ' ploy of the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company at Pueblo, lias invented a machine to be run by liquid air. lie estimates that one gallon of liquid air, which can be manufactured for 23 cents, can be made to run a bicycle 230 miles on a smooth rood, and an auto mobile 100 miles. Information has been received In Denver that Professor George C. 111- den, the eminent mining engineer for merly of Colorado, and nephew of Samuel J. Tllden. has lost ids reason while pushing some difficult work in South America for an English syndi cate. For seven years Professor Til- | den was professor of analytical chem istry and assaying in the Colorado School of Mines at Golden. i According to statements received in Denver from Washington no attempt is likely to be made by the Treasury Department to impose a tine on Con tractor Mclntyre because of his failure to complete ids contract on the Denver mint anywhere near on time. The First National Bank of Denver is now engaged in llnishing Mclntyre’s Job. Meantime there are no indications thut tlie building will be in use short of many years. The corner stone of the new First Methodist Church building at Colorado Springs was laid June 27th by Bishop Warren in the presence of a large gathering. Tlie church will cost ap- ' proxlmately $70,000, exclusive of the organ, for which a special fund of about $5,000 will be provided. The church will be one of the handsomest In tlie state and will provide the larg est auditorium in Colorado Springs. T. j P. Barber is the supervising architect. ! Work will be pushed rapidly and it is hoped to have the edifice ready for oc- j cupancy by tlie first of tlie new year. Among the plans for Improvement of ! the C. F. & I. Co. at Pueblo is said to . lie the construction of an enormous reservoir near Beulah in one of the narrow canons at that point. Engin eers of the C. F. & I. Company have been making plans and drawings, and it is understood that the company will accept their plans for damming a can on near Beulah into which they can turn the Bt. Charles river and tributar ies, giving them a storage capacity of billions of gallons. This will be used as a main reservoir to supply their minor reservoirs by pipage. The com pany has secured numerous water rights and will secure others necessary to complete the big scheme. According to the Denver News Gov ernor Orman is going to ask the next General Assembly for a larger aproprl atlon for a suitable exhibit at the St. Louis exposition. Incorporated in the message will be the opinion of Attor ney General Post stating that the bill is perfectly legal. In the preamble to his decision, says the News, Attorney General Post will dilate upon the bene fits to accrue to the state by making a proper exhibit, besides giving a re sume of the Louisiana purchase, show ing that Colorado was a component part of the same. After the historical I sketch the attorney general will then | give his opinion. It is the Intention of I Governor Orman to use the same for publication throughout the state to awaken interest in the forthcoming ex -1 position and thereby insure « larger ap propriation from the next Legislature. Wnitow, Arison*, Hamad. Williams, Aria., June 3.—A flrewhich was caused by a lamp explosion yes terday morning in Fleming's general merchandise store, completely wiped ' >ut the main business part of the town, two entire blocks and a portion of an : other. An early estimate of the loss was $1,000,000, but this was exaggerat ed. The Insurance covers only a small portion of the loss. There was no loss of life, so far as known. There was virtually no wa ter supply and no fire department. Before sailing for Russia from New . Y*rk, Count Arthur Cassini, the Rus sian ambassador, said lie did not think that Russia, in reprisal for our duties on Russian petroleum, would impose a high duty on agricultural machinery | of American manufacture. i The International Wireless Tele phone and Telegraph Company has i been incorporated at Phoenix, Arizona 'with the Immense capitalization or $25,000,000. The papers are from Philadelphia and nre signed by W. Gehring, H. W. Shoemaker, R. Lean! ler, W. J. Moss and Henry W. Bash. WASHINGTON GOSSIP. The American Strawboard officials have a scheme for the consolidation of all the more important boxboard mills of the country preparatory to reaching out for the absorption of the paper box manufacturers. Commissioner of Internal Revenue Yerkes has held that a legacy to an adopted daughter Is subject to tax as a stranger in blood to the testator. For mer rulings of the commissioner incon sistent with this decision are revoked. A cablegram baa been received at the State Department from Mr. Rockhin, saying that he will leave Pekin for home in August, by which time It is hoped Mr. Conger will have nearly reached his destination. The Bureau of American Republics has undertaken the preparation and publication of a scries of maps on a scale fifty miles to an inch covering this continent. The first set of these maps, treating of Mexico, has Just been issued. Mr. Vasquez, the San Domingan charge, acting for his government, and Acting Secretary Hill for the United States government, have signed a pro tocol extending for one year from date the pending reciprocity treaty between the United States and Domingan re public. The New York Journal of Commerce says that Washington advices indicate that the question of currency in the Philippines will soon come up for se rious consideration. There was strong pressure last autumn for executive ac* tlon which would relieve tlie actual scarcity of silver coins in the islands. This scarcity was caused by the heavy demand for currency in China while the forces of the powers were at their maximum there, but It seems to have cured itself to some extent. In view of the partial amelioration of these conditions, it is probable that Secre tary Root will confine his action to the ftu'dy of tlie situation with the view of recommending to Congress a com prehensive plan for a permanent cur rency system in the Philippines. The plan which Secretary Root and Sec retary Gage discussed last autumn, and which had the cordial indorse ment of the secretary of the treasury, was the adoption of a fixed rate of exchange between the American gold dollar and the Mexican silver dollar, which have been the standard coin In !be Philippines. Anti-Trust Law Is Futile. The story that the Department of Justice is Investigating certain alleged violations of the anti-trust law, says Walter Wellman in the Chicago Rec ord-Herald, is liotli true and unimport ant. Such Investigations have been made from time to time ever since the Bherman law was placed on the statute books. Various attorneys general have Attempted prosecutions of trusts under (hat law, hut have been forced to Abandon tlie attempt on account of the *nherent weakness of tlie act. Various decisions of tlie courts have blocked all progress toward the enforcement of .ts provisions. It is admitted by all lawyers who have looked Into the mat ter that the Sherman law is virtually a dead letter and that it is useless to at tempt prosecutions. What is now being done by the offi cials of the Department of Justice is lust what they have been doing for several years; when complaints nre filed of alleged violations of the law they look Into the facts. Sometimes they bring suits, only to be ruled out of court under decisions already ren dered. Usually an investigation is an end of the chapter and the effort sim mers down t° a few dusty papers re posing in a Department of Justice pig eonhole. There is not a trust in the United States that fears prosecution under the Sherman law. Rural Free Dell Tory. Postmaster General Charles Emory Smith describes tlie new system of rural free mail delivery ns follows: “We are now carrying the postoffice to the door of 31,000,000 of people massed in towns and cities. The task before us is the postofflee to the door of about 21,000,000, scattered over 1,- 000,000 square miles of territory. Its magnitude is not to be underestimated. England, France and Germany make rural free delivery, their postmen go ing on foot. But England contains 50,867 square miles, France 201,092, and Germany 208,830. We are al ready covering with rural delivery a larger area than England, all effected within the past two years. By the end of the current fiscal year we shall reach one-aixth of the 21,000,000 to be served. What has already been sub stantially accomplished is certainly capable of sixfold expansion. “On the Ist of July, 1800, there were 391 rural delivery routes in operation. Within the fiscal year, under an appro priation of $450,000, this number was Increased to 1,214. On the Ist of July, 1900, the appropriation of $1,750,000, became available, and on November 15th 2,614 routes had been located and established, 61,979 miles in aggregate length, covering 66,842 square miles, divided among forty-four states and territories, and serving a population of 1,801,524. The number of applica tions pending at that date and await ing action or under Investigation was more than 2,loo—nearly enough to double the existing service—and every day brings more. hTe close of the present fiscal year will see about 4,300 routes in operation, carrying the mall daily to the doors of not less than 3,- 500,000 residents of the rural dis tricta.” To get rural delivery 100 families have to agree to certain conditions and put up suitable boxes to receive mall. In Colorado, six routes were estab lished prior to May 1, 1900, when the western division was organized. Twenty-seven have been established since and petitions for eighteen are now pending awaiting favorable weather for their examination. Wyom ing has four routes in operation and only one application pending. The great mass of applications for rural free mall routes come from the states >f lowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Minnesota. Texas and California. Of the 2,000 ;ases waiting to be passed upon, more than 1,700 are in these states. 1900 ’ toe United States was alvlded into four divisions with Den rer as headquarters for the western, which takes in all the states west of the Mississippi with the exception of Missouri and Louisiana. William E Annin is the special agent in charge with nine agents in the field under the direction of the department. Mr. An nin is a well-known newspaper man of the East and has had a large ex perience with men and affairs. He Is thoroughly business like In his meth ods of work and his division demands great executive ability as It covers more than half of the United States. When even the isolated parts of the .•ountry are brought in such close con tact with Washington by this ramified mail service the United States will as similate Its foreign populations even more rapidly than It is doing it now, naking the inhabitants from Maine to California kin In many. senses of the word. WHAT CO-OPERATION DOLS. ■*"“ of th. Nomutat 1. . la* th. r„ t *» • Tb, British co-operative met at Mlddlesborough Mav pi ogress of the co-operative TW during the past year and resolutions were adonis"**’* demning the attitude of th/L ** inent In Imposing a tax on In regard to their proposals if?.** tlonal education and calling latlon to prevent corrupt trade end commerce. The raj?? tive movement is now l u ital'**' eighth year and the original mustard seed sowu by the n'i” * pioneers has grown Into a tree—lndeed. Into a whole finS 041 ' treeß. At the close or 11)00 ns * from Mr. Warwick’s presldenthuU dress, the twenty-eight liiontenTt,- expanded into 1,484 distribute, rj etiee, having a membership of ts? 371, with shore capital ainounth,7 £20,586,371, doing a trade of 000,000 and handing back to th. bershlp a sum of f,747,338, net saving on the spending noK “‘* the consumer of fifteen per cent r * I«l Time Between Show**, The dryest place on the earth U tw little town of Payta. on the eotit Peru, where seven years is the at£ age interval between two rains h I old times the water supply 0 f p.J: I was brought down from the moS. I tains every night by a herd of iih£ I donkeys, who returned in the cool g I the evening. * I Pwe* In th* Pb||ipp| nM I Peace In tha Philippines | s bon** • I prove profitable to all concerned! wjlu! I conditions, whether they be in the Phm? I pine* or in the human stomach. I d i* a * tro .u»- >our stomach W I rebelled, there Is one authority th»i mS I quickly subdue It. It Is Hostetter’ifcaT I ach Bitters, and It cures constipation tv I digestion, biliousness, nervouane,. I dyspepsia. See that a private rewnS I stamp covers the neck of the bottle I The earth seems to be settling k I Butte. Montana, and huge crackehiZ I appeared to the alarm of Its inhabiuaa I But as s mining town Butte is still u I that It is cracked up to be. 1 “ I ACCIDENTLY KILI.KD. I Did he leave his family anythin** If I badly hurt or sick, are they protidi I for? These are vital questions SI Western Life and Accident Co. writ* I the best policy In the world—Life am. I dent. Health, separately or nil conk* I ed. No man or woman can afford k I take chances. A policy for either at I from eighteen to sixty. Send age and ot. I cupatlon for particulars. Agents wanted fl In every town. No experience required. I Write to-day. WESTERN LIFE ASb I ACCIDENT CO„ Denver, Colo. I “Well, now we can settle down and I think about Christmas." ‘‘Settle dowi* I Get stirred up. you mean." I Lsdlw Can Wear Shoes. I One size smaller after using A lien’s Fort I Ease, a powder. It makes tight orww I ahoeseasy. Cures swollen, hot.sweitinf I aching feet, ingrowing nails, corns ud I bunions. All druggists anil slice stoKqß 25c. Trial package KIIK Eby mail. At I dress Allen S. Olmsted, he Hoy, NY. I A Mr. Hogshead has had his mail changed by the courts. Some menntTwl know when they have enough. ■ Have you tried Russ' Bleaching Kx I the famous bag blue thnt delight* laundress? All grocers sell It. H The fool who says "I know" gut* meal credit than the scholar who *ayi think." I ' ... ral FRAGRANT I gowpojn • ptrftsl liquid dentilrlci fw fcfl Teeth and Mouikl New She SOZODONT LIQUID. 25c SOZODONTTOOTH POWDER. 25c /If ■ Urge LIQUID ud POWDER. 75c bV ■ At all Stores, or by Mail for the Rial H HALLdt RUCKEL, NewYoffc ■ Denver Directory-! SADDLES and HARNESS They cost you nothin* for ***** Won. 130 double d»rne«» • UtaWM fU -rfami nation boron paying for *tn>*- aea free All wood* .limped KKKI) 14U-I6 Larimer Street, Denver. Color»d*_^M mare^H agMMSUBBIa THE COLORADO TINT A AWNING B. Guta ball. Pres- Lwr*e»i Wes*. Writ* for catTg. I*l7-21 Lawrence*-^^* IRRIGATED LANDS FOR IDAHO COLONY CO., 102> 17 th Ore Buyers ii Rare Meial Ores Bought. BAII.Y * Oxford hotel, C. B. Mom Hunger. SILK vs* DANIEL WinEßm^B all matter* r erta!nlng; to I A |N tbe KftTHY OK BKND POE NKW ; Room 7 Union Block. Denver. o°' WjgM teats brought or defended. m John Thompson Sj John Thom peon, Pres. J iisi-ii»9 IBM* at. DENVER. ,Bri*ti«t FRUIT HOUSE " JIM L*rgeet Mall Order Hou»* In i® ;end for Price List and gggyg iTboiBP«M’< i |IENSION j »"m"%9 JLrtj.h-Wtl 11-1 J B SyruV BH