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Dirtiest country trouble TSrcoiint of the scarcity What becomes of the dimes? Ad official In Washington sug gests that because the country Is pros perous peoplo keep dimes In their pockets to hear them jingle. This po sition is not tenable, because any other coin would jingle just as well, and if people are to prosperous as to find pleasure In jingling coins In their pock ets they would be likely to use larger ones for tho purpose. The penny-ln-the slot machines are held responsible for a scarcity of pennies. Street car lines and automatic telephones accu mulate nickel five-cent pieces, but there is no particular use for dimes that would cause them to be concen trated In the hands of a few corpora tions. It 1b not likely that they are hoarded in children's savings banks to the extent that pennies and nickels are, because It does not take many dimes to make a dollar, and dollars are deposited in banks where they draw Interest and then the coins are released to go back Into circulation. Estimating the coinage of dimes since the publication of tho last report of the director of the mint as averaging the same as In the last few years re ported, there have been coined from 1792 to the present day, says the Chi cago Tribune, about 520,000,000 dimes. More than half of these, however, have been coined In the last 20 years, and the older ones have largely disap peared from circulation. In the year 1903 the different mints of the United States received nearly 8,000,000 dimes wnicn were retired as uncurreut, a number almost exactly equal to one third the coinage for the year. It Is probable that there are not jn clrcula tlon more than three dimes for each inhabitant of the United States. The slight relation which the total coinage or even the amount outstanding, bears to the amount in circulation is shown by the ract that there are still out standing about 800,000 half cents, 28, 000,000 two-cent pieces, and 20,000,000 nickel three-cent pieces which no one ever sees, and which may have been lost or melted long ago, but are still on the treasury books as outstanding In view of the statistics the scarcity of dimes need not be wondered at. The only extraordinary thing is that anyone should complain. There is nothing a dime will buy that cannot be paid for in other coins with almost equal convenience. Any kind of mon ey Is good If there Is plenty alto gether. "The obstacle to salvage at great depths Is pressure," says the Marine Review. "Little Is attempted beyond a depth of 50 feet, by reason of it. ;Wlth his new diving suit M. do Pluvy, the French hydraulic engineer, has, jhowever, made considerably more ithan 100 descents, reaching depths of 150 to 300 feet much below the limits pf ordinary diving. No air is received jfrom the outside. The dress consists (of an armor of sheet metal from one fifth to one-third of an inch thick, with (Joints and coupling points of pressed leather and rubber, and a helmet with ,two cylindrical regenerating chambers "SttTST'bed. The air circulating through the heirae.t has itsosytfen continually (renewed by chemicals in these cham bers, regulating valves keeping the Ipressure In the helmet constant at all depths. Mounting and descending are leffected by a cable carried on a drum irlven by an electric motor, and this able also carries the current needed jfor the respiratory apparatus. The .diver communicates with the surface jby telephone, while wires run from the armor to electric lights that show tl.e working of the dlffeernt parts of this complicated 'dress.' " When Emperor William was in Budapest a young waiter employed in a cafe knocked over a pile of plates, breaking 36. The proprietor ordered him to pay for the dishes or be dis imlssed. The waiter was puzzled how to find the money. He finally decided1 that the Emperor was the one man in jBudapest who had a superabundance c f money, and so he Indicted the fol lowing letter: "Very Honored Mr. Em .peror I have broken 35 plates betong Ing to my employer. I must pay, but jl am a poor boy, and have not the jmoney. i beg you, therefore, to send ime five gulden ($2.40). I send you my 'thanks In advance and also greet your iwlfe and children." The next day tlii 1 1 came from the German consulate an envelope which Inclosed five gulden ,from "Mr. Emperor." ' Thomas Dixon does not care how 'many times they suppress hlB play, ("The Clansman," says the Champaign Dally News, as long an they do not suppress the newspaper accounts of It. J Larse numbers of artisans and la- 'tMire:-s are reported to be leaving New iZealand for San Francisco, being (at tracted by reports of high wages j.ou cannot iiopol to accg my. h in the world wikhput th pfilLug enthusiasm which belnt Into actio, FIRST 8IQH3 OF LOVE. iMerly Man Recalls an Event of tha Long Ago. "Speaking of boys," said an elderly man whose son was walking briskly down the path, "I remember the first social call I ever made on a young lady. I giiess I didn't look quite as slick as my son does this evening, but I know I felt full as uncomfort able." "It was about two hours before the usual time for giving up work when I Jerked the plow out of the furrow and drove the old mule toward the house. Mother waj at the woodpile gathering chlpB into her apron. "My land!' she exclaimed. In amazement. 'What's the matter. Henry?' " 'Nothing,' I answered, and start ed the mule for the barn, filled his manger with hay and walked reso lutely toward the house. Mother was Inside now and I was thankful. At the sink I secured a bar of yellow soap and a towel. I filled the tin basin with water and carried It up to my room. Usually I made my toilet at the bench In the yard. "I struggled Into a stiffly starched shirt and assumed my Sunday diag onals. I had trouble with my shoes, for they were tight at the best ol times. By this time I heard my father's voice, and In a moment my mother called, 'Supper, Henry!' "I wasn't hungry. My father was seated at the table. Both he and mother looked at me. There was an awful silence. I tried several times, and at last managed to say, 'You don't care if I take the sorrel mare and the buggy, do you?" " 'Certainly not, my son,' said fath r. Presently he coughed. " 'Going to a iiolttical meeting, Henry?' " 'Now, father,' said mother. "I got up and pushed my ohait back. " 'I was Just asking,' said father. 'I didn't mean any harm.' "I shook my head and hurried out to harness the sorrel. And. dear me! Here's my own boy beginning to get notions into his head." Has the Wasp Affection? A colony of wasps made a nest in the dark room of a studio last sum mer, says a writer u the Outing mag azine. At first the party who used the room did not relish their com pany but for certain reasons he did inot molest them. He paid no atten tion to the little buzzers, and they came and went at their own sweet will. After a time he began to study them and soon came to the conclu sion that they were gradually becom ing acquainted with him, his ways and his dark room. One day a stranger was seated on the window sill. The first wasp entering the room paid no attention to him, but made for the .old crack In the wall. Then out came a big fat fellow who darted through ;the open window like a bullet. With in five minutes halt a dozen wasps came with a rush at the- stranger and two of them located him. But the writer has never been touched by ;hls wasp colony. Widows. Widows exist in all countries, thus counterbalancing the matrimonial de cadence which might otherwise result from timid men. Widows are clinging ,by temperament and attach them selves readily to any object that can't 'help itself. It is generally consid ered unlucky to meet a widow on a dark piazza by the light of the moon. In many countries to be kissed by a widow means endless trouble. Wid ows are frequently accompanied by children, whoBe number is constantly liable to increase. They roam at large over the principal sections, and no .man is safe when they are neaf. All Uhe perfect men now dead have mar ried widows, thus forming a con tinuous contrast to the miserable specimens who still live. It has been sald "Beware of widows," but this is 'unnecessary, for no man can really help himself. Life. Sensible Woman Hunters. Big game hunting in the Rockies is no dlvlded-sklit proposition. "Not many women," said the guide, "have the strength or desire to pack a gun and follow a guide all day over as rough a country as God ever made." Which is a truism. But if she has the strength and the desire, then she must discard all pretense of skirts both for comfort as well as for safety. 'Dress the part or keep out of the game. There are horseback trips where the underbrush and timber would make short work of any kind of a skirt. Nothing but across-saddle riding and knickerbockers or riding jbreeches are to be considered. Heavy climbing boots with hob nails and leg gings are necessities; a flannel shirt s most comfortable, and It is well to pave along a heavy woolen sweater and a waterproof coat. Outing Maga fclno. Above Worldly Cares. Billionaire's Daughter You wrong him, papa. He does not love rae for mv money. He scoffs at the world's sordid eagerness for wealth. Papa What proof have you, ehlid? Billionaire's Daughter Why, only last night, he told me he didn't care If he was never able to make u peony in his life If he only had me. Too Seasick to Eat. "Yes," Baid the steamshii "that's our best price cabin passage to l.lv "But, asseu m lit, "Opnt you. DO HUMANE WORK. EXCELLENT RECORD OF WEST ERN SOCIETIES. Colorado Claims the Best Association for the Protection of Children and Animals Other States to Take That as Model. In a paper read before the thirtieth annual meeting of the American Hu mane association, held at Chicago, H. S. Mann of Omaha made the follow ing statements: With two or three exceptions there aro humane organizations in all the stales a 3d territories weBt of the Mississippi, but many of them are local and active only in a city or county, and some exist nnlv In name. It Is claimed that Colorado haB the best state organization for the pro tection of children and animals, in that It accomplishes under Its sys tem covering a large field more re sults for the money expended than any other humane organization in the country. The Colorado Humane so ciety, without losing its existence or ideutlty as a corporate body, was in 1901 constituted by act of legislature "The State Board of Child and Ani mal Protection." The governor, attorney-general and superintendent of public instruction are ex-officio mem bers of the board of directors. The state appropriates $2,500 to $3,000 a year, and other receipts make up a revenue for the society of about $5, 000. Seven hundred and fourteen agents are scattered throughout the state, remote parts being looked after about as well as in the city of Den ver. Perhaps in no other state Is serious effort madv. to enforce the law for child and animal protection In small communities and In rural districts the Bame as in the cities. The Nebraska Boclety has decided to ask the next legislature for a state board of child and animal protection. Montana has one modeled on the Colorado plan, with the essential dif ference that its officers are political appointees, and, as a consequence, generally Inefficient. There are very active organizations in Kansas City, St. Joseph, Minneap olis, St. Paul, Des Moines, Omaha, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Port Sand. Council Bluffs 1b about to or ganize a society with the mayor fof president and the chief of irolice as one of Its directors. Eight western states have specified laws In -c"ialion to the docking of horses' tails, viz.: Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, Utah, Colorado, Washing ton, Oregon and California. The laws on the subject enacted in some of these states are not practical, as un der them, in order to successfully prosecute, it is necessary to catch the offender In the act. In Nebraska a reward' of $50 is offered for evidence that will convict of this offense. The Michigan law, passed In 1901, and the Colorado act of 1899 should be considered by us In asking for legis lation in the future. Nebraska, Iowa, Colorado and Ore gon have specific laws prohibiting the use of live birds for targets. In Call fernia about four years ago our friends secured a conviction under the general cruelty act for shooting pig eons released from traps. California, Colorndo, Missouri and Oklahoma have humane education laws. The statement has been made that the Oklahoma law is the best In the country. Child labor Is not the grave propo sition with the west that it is In the east and in the south, and we do not hear of much complaint. In many cities the truant officer or other of ficial makes a regular inspection of factories and other places where chil dren may be employed to see that tho law is not violated. In all eur cities there are various institutions that look after the welfare of chil dren. Every winter 40,000,000 helpless cat tle suffer for want of food and drink on the western ranges between the Missouri river and the Pacific ocean, and very little is being done, outside of the state of Colorado, to relieve this condition of affairs. This and the transportation question are the great est problems In the humane work of the western states. Increasing Age of Heroines. "The age of the heroine In novels," we are told, "has been steadily going up. There was a time when the young girl of 17 or 20 was tho only possible heroine of a romance. Now she may figure In a story, but it will be more as a side character than as the 'lead ing ludy.' " There are doubless fash Ions In these things. The ugly he roine came In about the middle of the ast century. She is now, poor girl, no more. She flourished with the ugly hero, which was surely rather hard fortune for both of them. The thought of a procession of aged her oines seems to suggest a deeper seri ousness than we have been used to. That, however, may do us no harm. His Claim for Help. V Dr. Iawrence, bishop of Massachu setts, says that he received a letter from a man In prison who asked him for help in getting out of It. "You ought to come," the culprit wrote, "for I did a great favor fair you last win- hen your purl wui was being e artist hirod me as a lay stood in your robes for It kvas the hardest xeeu with him," ire is no harder out ou TRIBUTE TO AMERICAN BOY. He Has improved Marked W ef Lit Declares a Casual Observer. It seems to -"e that the quality of the boy now growing up In Ill's country Is peculiarly flee. He is not only loss obstreperous and egotistical, but clearer and clennor minded than the lad of twenty years ago. Ills ad vance physically will be manifest to anyone who will compare the figures in a. class photograph of to-day with those of yesterday. Ho Is taller, strnlghter, better featured, finer hnlred, handsomer and more like a thoroughbred In every way, writes George Harvey In the North Ameri can Review. The exercise to which much of thts Improvement Is attributable may te no more zealous, but !t seems to e less spasmodic, more consistent aud better adapted to Its true purports. As an inevitable sequence, his habits have become more regular, Improving in turn his mnnners. Altogether he has become attractive, partially In what he might resent being called a girlish sense, as tho effect of his greater delicacy, but chiefly In a purely masculine way. since in point of reality he wns nevff before so manly or so scrupulous li his personal honor. His mother is the one chiefly re sponsible for this happy evolution. Thirty years ago her prototype donned a cap and became frankly middle aged at marriage. From that day the principal feature of her personal ap pearance her figure ceased to Inter est her esireclally, and at forty Bhe was satisfactory to a degree as a mother, but utterly worthless as a comrade and as a helper. To-day at forty-five she Is her daughter's equal In apfiearance, and usually, we be lieve, her superior In the possession of that mysterious, indefinable, yet pe culiarly fascinating quality known as "charm." She has not only main tained, but enhanced, her attractive ness by growing with, as well as for, her children. It Is this dally association from babyhood with her to whom Instinct accords earliest reverence that has refined the boy. The rather may hav been no less congenial as a comrade, but circumstances have minimized in a comparative sense Ms helpfulness as a friend. Himself the product of a generation less carefully trained, and possessing the elf-satisfactlon of personal success, he is unable to per ceive the desirability of a change In method tending to broaden develop ment. Hence his patronizing atti tude, his disposition to continue to treat as a child the son rapidly ap proaching manhood. It is the mother, persisting In being a girl, who is glad to be regarded and treated by the boy as an Intellectual equal. To her, therefore, belongs the credit of a transformation which we believe to be clearly perceivable, and which bodes the greatest good to this vast American organism which scon Will require the finest mental and moral fiber yet demanded by civiliza tion. Bible History Up to Date. Miller Reese Hutchinson, the Inven tor, Is a great motor enthusiast, and he has for many years been Interest ed in their development. He sold out his stable when he took to motoring, and in consequence his son. Reese, Jr., a bright little chap of three, knows little of anything in the vehi cle line save the automobile. Before his return from his country place In Bay Shore recently the lad's mother was telling him several Bibli cal stories, and among others told of the birth of the Saviour of the world In a stable In Bethlehem. The lad was much Interested, and later In the evening he awoke from his sleep and Insisted on more stories. Asked liat stories he especially desired, he re plied, seriously: "Oh, I don't know. I think I like that one about the garage in Bethle hem." What Tuberculin Is. Tuberculin Is the result of many experiments to obtain a curative anti toxin, or serum, for tuberculosis. It is a product of the growth of the tuber le organism in artificial cultures, Bays Farming, but it is a perfectly harmless product when properly used. It will neither cure nor cause the disease to Bpread in an affected animal; neither will It Injure a healthy one In any way. In skilled hands it Is almost in fallible and with ordinary judgment the errors are only a few per cent. In Pennsylvania 4.000 animals that had given characteristic reactions were slaughtered and examined and the presence of the disease was demon strated in all but eight. The Eye Game. Captivatlug shades are "coming In" with the liking for candle light at din ner parties. One of the prettiest shades is of white satin, embroidered Tlth silver thread. Candle-shade games will be popular. One is called the "oye game." Every shade bears a reproduction of the eye of a dis tinguished man or woman, painted on mica, which lighta up. Pencils and cards are passed around at desert, and guesses as to the owners of the original eyes are written down. The diner who makes the largest number of correct gueBses gets a prize. Gloria Mundi. "Speak of me," quoth tho novelist, magnanimously, "as frankly as if 1 had been dead 100 years." "If you had been dead 100 years I shouldn't be speaking of you at all," replied the critic, taking prompt a4 vaatage of the dispensation. Puc LIKE A FAIRY TALE. The Story of Postum Cereal In Words and Pictures. The growth of the Postum Cereal Co. Is like a fairy tale, but It Is true, every word of It. "The Door Unbolted" Is the title of a charming little booklet just IssuerT by the Company which tells, and Il lustrates, the story of this remark able growth. It takes the reader from the little white barn In which the business was started Jan. 1, 1895, through the palatial offices and great factory buildings of the "White City" that comprise Postumvllle, Battle Creek, Mich. The little white barn, so carefully preserved, is a most Interesting build ing, for It represents the humble be ginning of one of the country's great est manufacturing enterprises of to day, an enterprise that has grown from this little barn to a whole city of factory buildings within but little more than ten years. No less Interesting Is the quaint of ficial home of the Postum Cereal Co. The general office building of Mr. Post and his associates is a reproduction of tho Shakespeare house at 8tratford-on-Avon, and upon the house and Its furnlshlngB has been expended vast sums of money, until the rooms are more like the drawing roomB of the mansions of our multi-millionaires than like offices. That Mr. Post has believed thor oughly In the idea of giving to his employes attractive and healthful work rooms is proven not only by the general office building of the Company and Its furnishings, but by his fac tories as well, and of all of these things this beautiful little booklet tells the Interesting story. It will be sent to anyone on request. HIS TROUBLE WAS INTERNAL. Indian Chief Had Peculiar Ideas About Hydrophobia. Mayor Stoy of Atlantic City was describing the cosmopolitan throngs that visit his famous and gay resort. "Every nationality comes here," he said. "Greeks, Turks, Hindoos, Chi nese, Moors they all come. "I was talking the other day to one of the physicians of the Pasteur In stitute the hospital, you know, for the prevention and cure of hydropho bia. The Pasteur Institute reminded me of Atlantic City, its visitors Beemed to be of such a diversified character. "The physician told me about an In dian cblsf who had come to him for treatment last year. " "My name," Baid the chief, 'is War Eagle. Please take me In hand. I fear I am getting hydrophobia.' " Have you been bitten," the physic Ian asked, 'by a mad dog?' " 'Not exactly bitten,' War Eagle answered, 'but I have the gravest sus picions about a black poodle that was Berved to me in a ragout last Friday afternoon.' " TEN YEARS OF PAIN. Unable to Do L'ven Housework Be cause of Kidney Troubles. Mrs. Margaret Emmerich, of Clinton street, Napoleon, O., says: "For fif teen years 1 was a great sufferer from kidney troubles. My back pained me ter ribly. Every turn or move caused sharp shooting pains. My eyesight was oor, dark spots appeared be- fore,ns, and I had dizzy spells. For ten years I could not do housework, and for two years did not get out of the house. ThS kidney secretions were irregular, ai d doctors were not helping me. Doan's Kidney Pills brought me quick relief, and finally cured me. They saved my life." Sold by all dealers. 50 cents a box. Foster-Mllburn Co., Buffalo, N. Y. Wife Desertion Alarms. So many Cincinnati wives have been deserted by their husbands of late that the city council has taken steps to ward putting a check on such run aways. It has been found that mort gage loan sharks are contributing fac tors In a great many eases. A man's ability to mortgage his furniture with out the knowledge of his wife is a strong temptation to husbands of weak will. An ordinance has been intro duced making such mortgage of no avail unless they bear the signature of both husband and wife. Sheer white goods, In fact, any fine wash goods when new, owe much of their attractiveness to the way they are laundered, this being done in a manner to enhance their textile beau-i ty. Home laundering would be equal ly satisfactory If proper attention waa given to starching, the first essential being good Starch, which has sufficient strength to stiffen, without thickening the goods. Try Defiance Starch und you will be pleasantly surprised at the Improved appearance of your work. " gave you a dime yesterday," re marked the philanthropic female, "and I saw you go Into one of those low saloonB." "Yea, mum," replied the weary wayfarer, "a fellow wld on'y a dime ain't got no call to go into dem high-toned ones." Philadelphia Rec ord. National Pure Food and Drugs Act. The Garfield Remedies meet Willi the biglieMt riirt-metitH of tiie new Ls)W Take Uuil'eld Tea fur count ipution. "I hear, Mrs. O'Flanuagan, that your husband is very strong in his convic tions." "Yls. sor; but he's wake In bis Bead ONII HUNDRED YEARS. TKicksglvIng Day Near Pike's Peak - in 1806. We wonder how many of our readers noticed the quotation from Lieutenant Pike's diary of one hundred yenrs ago, which was printed on Tuesdny, says the Colorado Springs Gazette Thanks giving day. That was Thursday in 1806. He and three of his men had come up the Fountnin valley, lured on by the sight of the Grand Peak, as h calls It, ruid hopeful of being able & ascend It. The winter was bitterly cold. Their clothing wns nearly worn out. His men, he writes, had "only light overalls on, and no stockings." They found no game, and were without any food at all for forty-eight hours. The thermometer fell to four degrees below zrro. They were middle-deep In snow. When on this day they reached the top of "this chain," they saw the summit of the Grand Peak apparently at fifteen or sixteen miles distance, entirely bare of vegetation and covered with eternal snow. It would have takes a whole day's march to have arrived at Its base, and It Is no wonder that he went on to say, "I believe that no hu man being could have ascended to. its summit." It 1b no wonder that they turned back, and were thankful, after their forty-eight hours' fast, to make a meal the four of them "on one partridge and a pair of deer ribs which the ravens hsd left us." Ruxton had much the same experi ence when he traveled In these parts four decades later. The winter he came over the Greenhorn range nnd up tho Fountain valley from "the Pu eblo" vas also bllterly cold. He was caught In a snowslide and barely es caped with life, and many a time he had bis hands and feet and parts of his face frost-bitten; and the region, even In better weather, was full of wild In dians nnd wolves. It was through such trials and trou bles that this region was won for clvlll zation. Doubtless the settlers of thirty five ears ago, when the city was first founded, can also tell of trials and tribulations. Whether the weather has mitigated, along with the other discom forts, as the years have passed, we can hardly tell; but we can certainly give thanks to day that this day Is not like the one a huudn d years ago when Pike despaired of reaching the Peak thai now bMMj his name and will carry his fume to the end of time. Sixtv-Horse Teams. Traveling on the Argentine pampns is interesting, if not entirely comfort able. Men there are scarce, but horses are plentiful. Often sixty horses are driven in the same team. The driver Is perched thirty feet from the ground. The wagons are some times fifty feet long and fifteen wide, while tin back wheels are fourteen feet or so high. Denver Directory $22 CO. D. You take no chance when buylnc a har ness from us: every set war ranted to bo as represent- Th h dou ble team har- cumpiete I3.no. Rnid everywhere for $27.00. Send for our free cat alogue of saddles and harness. lowest vices In the U. H. The Fred Mueller Raddle A Har ness Co.. 1413-10 1,n rimer St.. Denver. Colo. CTfiVF HKI'AIKS of every known mahX wlUI t of stove, furnace or ranae. Geo. A. l'ullen 1331 lawreuct). Denver, i'lione 726. J. H. WILSON STOCK SADDLES Ask your dealer for tbem. Take no other. AMERICAN HOUSE SSSK SS deuot The best i per day hotel In ine West.' American plan. BROWNIpALACE HOTEL $KS5 Kuropean l inn 91.00 and Upward. E. E. BURLINGAME & CO., ASSAY OFnCE-SfoRY Established In Col or a do, 1866. Sam pie by mail or express will receive prompt and careful attenf iou Gold & Silver Bullion TS-Sltigr Concentration Tests -100 1wV.7oVt!S&loU' 1736-1738 Lawrence St.. Denver. Colo. FIANOS AND ORGANS Bend your name with this ad. for list of fine bar gain In pianos and organs. HumwtfromCTauii. Ortntn' IroniMfl to $r up. Pluyer llanos, can 1m played by anyone., 9490 up. Iiutru lueilbt sold on easy tenue uisult buyer. 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No one saw the conflict, or heard the noises that must have accompanied It, but the next rnorninf, tin- owner of the baru found a dead otfl, one dead pullet and one dead i';.t hen in the yard. The ground was covered with feathera, and the In dications were that the chicken and hen bad battled with the owl until both fell, the owl being unable to leave the scene of the conflict, and later dy ing beside the bodies of Its foes.