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,,,,,,,,u ( CEN . ~GUA~ - - .COLORADO. ~' "t France has decided that all the troops in the colonies shall henceforth be armed with weapoms similar to those of the home army. The number of marine disasters dur- Ing the year Just closed is smaller probably than ever before. An official of the New York Maritime Exchange thinks ~hls Is due to the fact that sailing vessels are disappearing, steam craft being better ~ble to take care of themselves when in peril. Perhaps the oddest suit of furnttur~ |n the world is owned by a certain botelkeeper. For many years he hat made it his 'business to collect match boxes, of ~hich ~ae has now a collec- tion of 4,000. He ordered a skilled cab- lnetmaker to equip a room with fur- nlture made of these boxes. The ouz. fit consists of a writing table with Brooking apparatus, a fire screen, a cabinet, a chair, and other smaller ar- Uales. According to the census, the popu- lation of the farming country shows a falling off in New England and New. York, ~nd only a slight increase In Ohio and indiana, but Its growth is healthy in the states farther west. It is evident that the old states must look to their cities and larger towns for increase in population. In the newer agricultural regions the growth ot population seems to be spread over both city and country. A recent notable dinner of the Har- vard club of Japan calls attention both to the spread of western learning in the east, and to the wide Influence of a great university. The dinner was given to celebrate the return of bin- later Komura from St. Petersburg, en route to his new post in China,th~ presence of Minister Kurino from Paris, and the appointment 'of Baron Kaneko as minister of justice. All these eminent Japanese statesmen were educated at Harvard. The recent celebratlon of the one hundredth anniversary of the found- Ing at Washington of the national cap- ital recalls the description af its lo- tatton given in an early newspaper letter, which is now preserved in t~e library of congress. "This metropo- lis," the writer says, "situated upon the great pest-road, exactly equidis- tant from the northern and the south- era ex._vmities of the Union, and near- ly so from the Atlantic to Fort Pitt is by far the most eligi, ble situation for the residence of congress." Sinc~ he could not foresee the improvement~ Jn transportation ~and means of com- manieation, perhaps it is fortunate that he did not know of the coming extension of our domains seu~thward a~d westward. / College ~otball, during the seasov recently c2osed had no worthier repro~ 8entative~ than the students of th.~ Carlisle Indian School, in' the essen. tlals of manliness and sportsmanllke conduct generally. The games in whlcb they engaged were as many and as fiercely contested as those of any othe~ college team, and the epootators, i~ some instances, were neither so con- stderate nor so sym,pathetlc as they i might have been. Yet their game~ ~vere exhibitions of clean, straight foot- ball--such as all true lovers of th~ spol~t like to ~see. The umpire's de- cisions were never once queetloned and their defeats were accepted wl~h the spirit of men who hs~l done their best, and who had,therefore, neithm exouses nor explanations to offer Thdy have won a place for themselve~ in the regard of many who would re- |oic~ In their success in other field~ where thC ~ewards are less fieettn~ than those of football. ~host stories, for some myrteriou~ reason, have been revived of late in Washington. It is tOld again how the face of an old woman was depicted clearly on one of the white house pil- lars the day the president received word that his mother was dead. Capi- tol employee entertain their friends with the story of the shadow of a gen- eral' looking like Washington between pillars in statuary hall at the capitol. A former senate page, now grown te man's size and employed at the white house, says that when lightning strike~ the copper statue of Freedom on the capitol dome it rings loudly and clear- ly like the famous bell at Philadelphia in the days of the declaration of in- dependence. At night, when the eapl- tore great marble halls and rotundas are deserted, strange sounds tire fre- quently heard and, old employee are confident that they are made by the souls of dead pa~trlots and statesmen come back to haunt the halls where they won fame. It Is said that on certain nights ghosts are so numerous in statuary hall that a man bidding and trembling behind a pillar can hardly tell" whether it is the spirits of the statues that are movLug about. Prices of bogus money, as discovered by Chief Wllkle's men, are quoted as follows: For coin to a face value of 11~q~, price $10; coin to face value of $60, price $20; hills, 35 per cent to 65 ~er cent face value. Mr. Wilkis nays that no lai~ger amount than $50 In eOlu Is o~ered tO mac enstomer. The green- goods men who do not intend to de- liver the goods offer $1,000 i~ bills for I400; $2,000 for $500 and ~lO~O0 for $1,- 000. Then they chgnge the satohels and the victim after feasting his eyes ma bills in the first grip get~ sawd~mt th.e second. SUMMARY OF THE WORK OF THE COLORADO LEGISLATURE : Representative Hammond has Intro- duced a bill to establish a state board of horticulture. Representative Millets has introduc- ed a bill to create a commission to se- leet text books for schools and to se- cure uniformity. The Bucklin bill to abolish poll taxes repeals a dead law. it does not affect the state military poll tax and only does away with city and county poll taxes. Up to January 20th there have been 186 bills introduced in the Senate and 180 in the House, but there is yet con- slderable time to introduce bills within the thirty days limit. A bill Introduced by ~nator Ammous provides that In school districts where there are no high schools the to,heel boards may pay out of the special funds the tuition of pupils who attend high schools in other districts. A bill is to be introduced making an appropriation for the decoration of the House chamber above the line of the galleries. It will also provide for the decoration of the main halls and corri- dors of the building. Among the bills that have passed first reading In the house, is H. B. No. 170, by Mr. Meredith, to improve the Normal institutes by providing a fee of $1 for a teacher's examlnatlon, and that the money be placed in the Nor- real school fund. Appropriations will be held tn abey- ance until the matter of revenue is set- tied. This is the disposition, at least, of the Senate finance committee. In other w~)rds no appropriations will be made until it is seen where tbe money is to come from to pay them. Senator Moore's bill in relation to hours of employment for railroad em- ployes~was agreed to in the Senate. It provides that when a railroad man has been on a shift of sixteen hours' dura- tion he cannot be ordered to work again until after a rest of at least ten hours. State" Senator S. V. Newell of the Twenty-sixth district has announced his intention to return to the Republi- can party. This. he will do as soon as the present session of the Legislature ends. He says he feels It his duty to his constituents to act as a fusionist for that time. The Senate~ommlttee on constitution. al amendments reported favorably four constitutional amendments, one for the introduction of the Australian land tax and uniform taxation; another for the consolidation of Denver and Arapahoe county; another for the three-fourths Jury law in civil cases, and "still an- other for the eight-hour day. Ex-Governor Baxter of Wyoming, now a member of the Colorado State Board of Capitol Managers, is in Cali- fornia. Otto bears is in Washington, Charles J. Hughes, Jr., is ill. This leaves only two members of the board in Denver--Governor 0rman and Mr, Thatcher. No board meeting can be held, as there is no quorum. The Senate committee on privileges and elections reported in favor of the passage of S. B. 20 (Phllp), an act granting to voters of election precincts of the city of Denver the right to de- termine by ballot at an election wheth- er or not llceusee to sell or give away intoxicating liquors in such precincts may be granted, issued or renewed. Senator Hill's bill to place country liquor sellers on the same footing as city and town saloon keepers passed secend reading in the Senate. Under the present law the country dealer may sell liquor in quantities of one gal- lon or more without any license at all. Senator Hill's bill makes it necessary to secure a license from the county commisslQners. In the Senate committee of the whole S~nator Hill's bill, S. B. No. 66, was killed by striking out the enacting clause. 'Phe measure was to limit the fees and pay of receivers to a maxl. mum of not more than $250 a month. Senator Parks fought the measure be- cause he said the fees as now regulated were proper and that for the handling of some tremendous enterprise by a receiver $250 a month was not enough. Mr. 'S~ubbs has gone to the relief of John W. Springer, who has been ar- rested; charged with bringing into the state a horse with a docked tall, by presenting a bill repealing the act which per~it~ the docking of horses' tails. The present law is very explicit and wide-reaching in its provisions, as i~ prohlbts the importation of horses with docked tails, and under its provis. ions they may not be brought into the state even for exhibition purposes. Explaining his motion to make rove. nue bills special orders, taking prece- dence of all appropriations except for pay of state officers, Mr. Hammond said: "The revenue bills are import- ant as ~he state finances must be im- proved. This Is of first importance. Another reason is we ought to know how much we need for state institu- tions and the amount of revenue ws shall have ~o meet that need before we make appropriations for other pur- poses, These Institutions ~hould not suffer because of excessive appropria- tions." Senator Evans secured the adoption by the Senate of a line of procedure by which financial measures will take pre- cedence over all constitutional amend- ments. The reason assigned for this action Is that the state Is more in need of re*onus laws than of anything else, Appropriations proposed in bills now before the Legislature aggregate nearly twice the anticipated income of the state, unless there is some revenue re- form. The effect of the stand taken by ~&e Senate will be to delay action fo~ perhaps a month on the constitutional amend~pents now before the Senate. The Rush bill to prevent further par- ty sqUabbles, such as the Maloney. Thomas trouble in Arapahos county, was taken up In the Senate and amend. ed by the insertion of this clause: "Within ten days after the adjourn. ment of the state conventiOn of any political party at which a state central committee is selected, the secretary and chairman of said committee shall, under oath, file with the secretary of state, a full and complete rOll of the membership of the state central com- mittee." The bill allows state commit- tees to decide as to the regularity of local organizations. It passed second reading and is now on its final passage. The 186 Senate bills now before that body are well sprinkled with approprt- a~ons, the total proposed approprJatlons in the Senate to date being $1,598,550. In the House many of the 180 bills if passed will necessitate expenditure on the part ogthe state, the appropriations proposed so far in the house amounting ~x> $654,950. This makes a total of $2,- 253,500. But in some instances there are duplications as to state institutions in particular. After a careful sifting of the bills in both houses it is found that such duplications in proposed ap- propriations foot up to $427,000. T"nis leaves proposed and undupllcated ap- i~ropriations before the two houses to the amount of $1,826,000. ' ' The totals of proposed appropriations in the Senate, so far as introduced, are: For roads ................... $ 74,500 For bridges ................ 21,000 General and special ........ 1,502,550 Total ................... $1,5,98,550 The totals of proposed appropriations so far introduced in the lower house are: For roads ................... $ 77,150 For wells .................... 20,000 For bridges and viaducts ...... 105,500 For reservoirs ............... 22,000 General and special appropria- , lions ...................... 430,300 Total .................... $6".)4,950 A bill introduced by Senator A. T. Stewart establishes so far as Colorado is concerned a new class of criminals to be known as habitual criminals. These are to be considered degenerates under the bill. The measure is Senate bill 18 and provides that whoever has Been twice convicted of a crime and sentenced and committed to prison in this or any other state or once in this and once at least in any other state for terms of three years or more shall be deemed an habitual criminal when again convicted and shall be punished by imprisonment for twenty-five years. 'The bill makes the proviso that if a convict bas been pardoned that particular ease shall not be counted against him. The bill empowers the governor to parole an habitual criminal. If an habitual crim- Inal violates his parole he must serve his entire original term. The measure is urged by many of the reform ele- ments in the state and by the state board of charities and correction. One of the anti-trust bills before the Legislature Is S. B. 76 by Senator (3. T. Philp. It provides that all arrange- ments, trusts or combinations between persons or corporations made with a view to restrict full and free competi- tion in the manufacture, importation, tranaspertation or sale of any articles of commerce or consumption shah be unlawful. Any agreement to enter into any such arrangement is also declared unlawful. Further sections of the bill propose that"any corporation charter- ed under the laws of this state, which shah violate any of the provisions of. this act, shall thereby forfeit its charter and its franchise, and its corporate exis- tence shall thereupon cease. Every for- sign corporation which shall violate any of the provisions of this act, is hereby denied the right to do business In this state. It is made the duty of the attorney general of the state to enforce this provision. It shall be the duty of the district attorneys of Colorado to prosecute any violators of this act within the Judicial districts for which they shall be elected. Fines may be imposed for such conspiracies and dam- aged collected by those Injured by them. Mr. McLean bas in his hands a bill.to provide for a uniform system of text books th~'oughout the state on much the same lines as that Introduced by him two years ago. In the Twelfth Assem. bly it was stated and proved, that no uniform system of text books could be provided for in the state unless a con. stltutional amendment were passed. To provide for this contingency a con- stitutional amendment will be propos- ed at the same time that the other bill is Introduced. The school book bill provides for a state dommlsslon of four members, chosen with reference to their knowledge of the Colorado school system and also with reference to their business and literary q~alifications. The state superintendent of public in- struction is to be a member ex-officio and president of the commission. The term of office of the commissioners is to be five years. The branches of study included are-c~art, reading, spelling, English grammar, arithmetic, geo- graet~y, history, civil government. physiology, bookkeeping, penmanship, natural philosophy, elementary algebra and all in the English language. ~The commission must perform its first duty by a session of not more than thirty days, during w~|eb time It will draw $5 a day for each'ihember, and is enti- tled to a clerk at $3 a day. Vacancies In the commission may be filled by the~ governor, wh9 ale9 has the original ap- pointments. The act does n~t apply to school districts that have a P0~Ulatlon of 100,000, or those that fur~ni~' text books free to scholars. The contractors who are successful must state the prices, both by contract and by mail, for all the books. The blll differs from all others introduced on the same sub. Jeer, as it makes a maximum price for all books, over which the colnmtesi0n- ere may not make any contracts to pay. The schedule is: Spelling books, 12 cents; first readers, 12; second read- er, ~0; third reader, 25; fourth reader, 35; fifth reader, 45; mental arithmetic, 23; Intermediate arithmetic, 28; com- plete atqthmetie, 40; elementary gee, graphy, 35; complete geography, 7~;~ elementary English grammar, 23; com~. plete grammar. 40; physiology and ~iy- glens, 55; primary history, 40; advanc- ed United States history, 65; elements of natural philosophy, 55; physical geo- graphy, 90; elementary algebra, 60; bookkeeping, 45; writing books, 5 cents. The bill designs to appropriate $4,000 for the expenses of the board. One ad- i vantage Mr. McLean had in drawingi up hts bill is that he has sold school books for a good many years and is acquainted with the prices paid and demanded. COLORADO NOTES. The Odd Fellows of Lyons are pre- paring to build a large hall. It is reported that Colonel Roosevelt killed a mountain lion soon after lear. lug Mocker. The Denver Y. M. C. A. paid all its bills last year, amounting to $15,020.- 49, and had $7.27 left in the treasury. The O'hautauqua assembly at Boul- der will open July 4th and close Aug- ust 9th, being five weeks in duration. Manufacturers of automobile street sweepeers will place them on exhibi- tion tn Denver and try to sell them to the city. Great success is reported In the man- ufacture of pressed brick at Boulder, much of the product being shipped 'long distanc~s. The Loveland FAectric Light and Power Company has been organized and proposes to build an electric light plant at Loveland. The Denver park com missionens will receive bids tip to February 4th for the privilege of selling refreshments, etc., in City and Lincoln parks. The fifth annual poultry show of the Southern Colorado Poultry Association' opened at Pueblo on the 15th instant, with" over 1,000 exhibits of fowls. William J. Curtiee, first superintend- ent of public instruction in Colorado, died in Denver on the 13th instant, in the seventy-sixth year of his age. The Denver Cremation Society has secured $2,000 of the $3,000 necessary to meet the offer of the Fairmount Cemetery Assoclatiou to build a cre- matory. Governor 0rman has granted a requi- sition for the return of Fred Sandbern from Sterling, Colorado, to Omaha, where he is wanted on a charge of grand larceny. A pair of mountain lions reached Denvea. a few days ago from the Meek- er country. They will be mounted and sent to the St. Louis fair. They were shot by John Campbell of Meeker. The latest report of the comptroller of the currency gives the total deposits of Colorado national banks at $24,028c 359; loans and discounts $12,956,562; average reserve held, 42.43 per cent. Rabbi Friedman of Denver has con- eluded to take a post graduate course in the department of psychology at the State University at Boulder for the purpose of procuring his Ph. D. degree. Professor Guy E. Stockton, for three years in charge of the public schools at Erie, has resigned to accept a posl. lion in the Greeley Hign School and will be succeeded at Erie by Professor A. B. Cook of Sedalia. The Colorado State Grange of the Patrons of Husbandry held its twen- ty-seventh annual s~esslon in Denver on the 8th, 9th and 10th of January. There was a good attendance and the delegates listened to many interesting speeches and papers. A meeting has been called at Idaho Springs, February 5th, to organize a local league for the protection of fish and game. It is claimed that in the past the lakes have been dynamited to such an extent that the spawn has been killed. At an auction sale of sheep belong- ing to W. S. Hansen of Colllnston~, Utah, J. G. Massey of Fort Logan, Colorado, paid $550 for a Ramboulete ram. Mr. Massey also purchased ,two Rambouletes from F. H. Hardlrig of Waukesha, Wisconsin,. for $175 each. Some very rich samples of telluride of gold in white quartz formation have been donated from the Camp Bird mine to the state eolledtlon. Some of the samples rtun as high as 2,000 ounces to the ton and all are heavily streaked with free gold. Dr. H. O. Dodge of Boulder, the Colorado member of the National Coun- cil of Administration of the Grand Army of the Republic, has resigned on account of ill-health, and Colonel George W. Cook has been named to fill the vacancy. The fifth annual show of the South- ~rn Colorado Poultry Association, held st Pueblo, was successful in every way and was by far the largest yet held. Phere were exhibits from all the towns ~.n southern Colorado. and the Belgian hare show held In connection was a great success. The annual meeting of the Loveland Fruit Growers' Association was held on the 18th inst. The report of the agent showed a total amount of 10,183 crates of small fruit shipped last sea- son, at an average price of $1.11 per crate, with a valuation of $11,300.21, of these 9,232 crates were raspberries, Which brought the handsome sum of I~,748.24. It Is estimated that shlp- meats by others than members of the association would bring the total up to $15,000. The National Beet Sugar Company's factory at Sugar City closed January 18th, after a very su~eessful and satin. factory season's run. Su~er produced during the season amounted to atmut 3,000,000 pounds; average per cent. of sweetness in bcets, 18; average per cent. of purity, 86; average number of tons of beets to the acre, 15. The am~ age of beets the coming season will be three times the one Just past. There ls much talk of the erection of another factory near the site of the present one~ at Sugar City. If the new factory is built its capacity will be double the ~yesent one, or 1,000 tons of beets per A telegram was sent" to the Kirby Manufacturing Company of Cleveland by Charles Beettcher of Denver, an- nouncing the award to that firm of the contract for the various buildings of the Loveland beet sugar plant. The office of the beet sugar company has been opened in Loveland in charge of A. V. Officer. The company already has contracts for 7,000 acres of beets, and the management expects to have contracts for 10,000 acres signed before spring. Six or eight deparate build. lngs will be necessary. The list em- braces the sugar building, the lime house, the boiler building, the seed house, the warehouse, tool house, lab- oratories and office. The main buUding Is to be 300 feet long -nd 100 wide, five stories high and supplied with the most improved machinery, receiving the beets as they are delivered from the field and transmuting the raw preset into white crysta~ The outlay will ~e a million dollam or more. COLORADO LOSES THE ft. A. R. NATIONAL ENCAMPMENT St. Louis, Jan. 22.--Cleveland win, yesterday selected by the council of ad- ministration of th,~ Grand Army of the Republic for the next annual encamp- ment, to be held the week of Septem- ber 9, 1901. As a result of this action representa- tives of Denver indicated that they in- tended to take up the matter with the various state departments, and would also hold an enca~nement the second week of September. The meeting of the council held yes- terday was the resutt of the failure of Denvr to satisfy the council at its December meeting of the city's ability to meet the requirements of a one-cent: per mild railroad rate. Cleveland, Pi'ttsburg and Denver sent delegatlons i to yesterday's meeting to plead for the sending of the encampment to their cities. 2~ne Cleveland delegation offer- ed the written pledge of tbe chairman of the Central Passenger Association of one ~ent per mile to the encamp- meat; promised to raise the necessary money to meet the expenses of the en- campment, offered free quarters in 100 school houses for the old soldiers, to arrange the llne of march o suit and produced written pledges. The d~egation representing Pitts- burg, too, pledged a one-cent a mile rate, hotel accomulodations, subscrip- tions and met the other requirements of the encampment. Denver's appli- cants for encampment honors produced letters from Chairman McLeod of the Westera Passenger Association, prom- ising the one-cent fare on six railroads. In adiditon they m~de the necessary .promises as to accommodations and en- tertainment. The written pledge of Chairman McLeod, they claimed, met all the requirements of the resolutions regarding rates adopted in Chicago at the thirty-fourth annual encampment. Half an hour's discussion resulted in tim selection of Cleveland, the vote be- ing five for Cleveland, two for Denver aud one for Pittsburg. The Denver committee at once held a secret meet- ing. That they were disappointed and angry over the outcome of their efforts to secure the encampment for Denver was plainly expressed. At the end of a half hour's deliberation the following statement was prepared: "The national encampment of the G. A. R., at Chicago last year voted unan- imously to hold the encampment in Denver this year provided the rail- roads leading thereto granted a rate of one cent a mlle. The ~enver commit. tee filed to-day with the commanuer-in- ebief and the executive committee offi- cial notice by Chairman McLeod of the Western Passenger Association, pro- mulgating ~he one cent per mile rate on the shortest mileage of all the prin- cipal railroads leading to Denver from St. Louis, Chicago, St. Paul and all Missouri river points. This rate has been promulgated for the Denver G. A. R. encampment by railroads and con- necting lines covering more than 50,000 miles of lines leading to Denver. "The procuring of the one-cent-a-mile O n or much earlier than ever before, and] in territory where tbe rate has neve~ before been made. The Denver corn-| mittee feel that they have fully com, plied with the regulations of the na- tional encampment at Chicago, and are entitled to the meeting this year, and they are well advised that the senti- ment of the grand encampment throughout the conutry Is favorable to, Denver. "The different state departments wil~ probably take up this matter and de- cide whether they will still adhere ton their unanimous action at Chicago in, favor of Denver for the encampment: September next." The work of endeavoring to win over the various departments east of! the Mississippi river will be com- menced at once, so the Denver com- mittee stated last night. Comnmnder-in-chief Rasuieur was~ handed a copy of the statement issued: by the Denver committee. Before reading it he called the committee o- !gerber, explained tlmt the statement~ was in existence and then read it. i dTheuc~l contents of the document pro- some little feeling of momentary character, which .resulted in the coun- cil considering the document behind closed doors. Ten minutes later the following was given out by Command- er Rassleur, speaking for and with the sanction of the council: "1 have Just read what you inforn~ me emanates from the comrades rep- resenting Denver. It is hard to be- lieve that such a statement emanates from a good Grand Army comrade. Assuming that it does, I desire simp- ly to semite that the executive commit- tee, with the light before it and after having given Denver two hearings and weighing everything presented by it. decided that the next encampment o~ 'she Grand Army should be held at. Cleveland, Ohio, September 9, 1901. "At that encampment this commit- tee will report the faf~ts which led. them to the action taken, and every' Grand Army comrade will doubtless heartily approve of that action. We have endeavored to do what is best for the Grand Army, and in compli- ance with the action of the thirty- ~ourth national encampment, not- wltbstanding the statement made which it is said emanates from the Denver comrades." It Is said that individual" members of the council were unwilling to discuss the "manifesto" as they termed the~ document issued by Denver. They de- clared the Denver people were mis- taken when they thought they had: the promise of the Pennsylvania and New York departments to go to Den- ver, and were certain that none of the departments would~ refuse to attend the encampment at Cleveland. "It's certain that if they do have am encampment it will no~ be the nation- al encampment of the G. A. R.," was the manner in which one dismissed the subject. w aKS The constant stream of curious peo- ___ I p e going through the wrecked saloon~ TWO MORE SALOONS show~ no abatement. Society Is no ,exception, and It is estimated that 1,- ~h~+o,~ Kans. Jan. 22.--Mrs. Car-I 000 women have seen the inside of a -~,,"N~"tio'n came back to Wichita yes-Isaloon for the first time in their lives. .... I-I +~,,~-,~ *~ ~r-n~e her~ recent incarcer- I utchin~on, Kans., Jan. 21.--Mrs. .,~ ...... ,~, ~ ~n~ - n antine and C rrie Nation, the Wichita saloon ,,,,,, ~ ..... ~ ..... ,.ox ~uar " ~v~ecker was lecturin 1 the net result of ten minutes of her , g ast night to an work this afternoon are two wrecked audience that filled the largest churclt saloons, the pieces .of which are' being sold to-night for souvenirs. Mrs. Na- tion was assisted by Mrs. Julian Ev- ans, Mrs. Lucy Wilhoit and Mrs. Lydia Muntz, all of the local W. C. T. U. or- ganization. With hatchet~ concealed under their cloaks they entered the saloon of James Burnes on Douglas avenue, and did not leave a complete piece of glass or a working slot machine In the place. All show cases, both for liquors and cigars, as well as the plate glass win- dows and doors, were broken Into smithereens. With lightn~ng speed they ran to John Herrlg's saloon, and had every- thing in the front of the room, includ- ing the plate glass windows, broken when he appeared with a revolver, placed it at Mrs. Nation's head and said that he would blow out her brains if she did not desist. After some trouble with three police- men, the officers overpowered Mrs. No. tion and her friends aud took them to the city prison, followed by 2,000 peo- ple. Mrs. Evans' little daughter push- ed her. way through the crowd, screaming, and begged for the release of her mother, but Officer Fox was deaf to her entreaties. Chief of Police Cubbon discharged the prisoners after they reached the Jail. They made him a promise not to wreck any more ealoous before noon next day. Mrs. Evans' hand was badly cut by broken glass, and her husband, who is a physician, sewed it up. After leaving the city building* Mrs. Nation, in the co~lest manner, began a street lecture to the immense crowd that had surrounded the city building, saying she expected to begin saloon wrecking again at noon to~day, when her truce with the chief of police ex- pires. Shaking her fist at the crowd, she said: "Men of Wichita, this is the right arm of God, and is destined to wreck every saloon In your city." The women procured a wagon and rode through the streets in it singing "Nearer My God to Thee" and kindred hymns. They halted in front of the saloons they had smashed and held prayer meetings. The damage done by the three wo- men is estimated at between $1,500 and $2,000. In the morning Sheriff Simmons had a lively set-to with Mrs. Nation, who slapped him violently in the face, but with l~lice aid he succeeded in arrest- ing her, and placing her in the county Jail. Mrs. Wtlholt was also arrested, but Mrs. Muntz was not found. It is said that a complaint for insan- ity will be lodged against Mrs. Nation in the morning and if that falls, the men holding insurance on the plate glass doors and windows will prose- cute her. in Hutchin,son, and said: "You'll hear from me again before long, and it won't be from a lecture platform, either. GOd intends that keep up what I have already begun iv. Wichita, and I'll do it. Wichita isn't the only town in Kansas that ha~ rocks and brickbatsJ' This sentiment was applauded vig- orottsly, and Mrs~ Nation, who had saic~ she was inspired by God, coutinued: "I will gladly give up my life, if need be, while destroying these awful places.". Mr. Nation, who accompanied his wife, said he would immediately begin suit against Sedgewick county for false imprisonment. o "While my wife was lu Jail," said he~ "they offered to let her go If she would sign an agreement not to sue for dam- ages." Great Eleetrlelan Dead. Newton, Mass., Jan. 22.--Prof. Elish~ Gray of Chicago, who was associated with Arthur J. Mundy in the perfectlo~ of a sy, stem of marine signaling, die4 suddenly at Newtonvllle last night. Pro. Gray was associated with Prof. Alex Graham Bell In the perfection of the telephone and had been east about a year and a half in connection ,with the invention of submarine signalling. He was stricken while on the street. Neuralgia of the heart Is assigned as the cause of death. Elisha Gray was one of the best known of the electrical .inventors of. the day. He was born in Ohio in 1835 and learned blaeksmithing, carpenter. ing and boat building. He then pur- sued special studies in physical science at O~rIin college. In 1870 he began his series of inven- tions with a self-adjusting telegraph relay and ~wo years'later he establish. ed a manufactory'of electrical appara- tus at Cleveland. He perfected the typpewrlting telegraph, the telegraph repeater, the telegraphic switch and annunciator, and other devices. In 1872 he organized the Western Eleetriea~ Manufacturing Company. He invented his speaking telephone in 1876 and the telautograph in 1893. Will Aeeep~ the Treaty. London, Jan. 22.--The Washington correspondent of the Mall says he un- derstands it is practically certain that Great Britain will aceel~t the amend- ments of the United States Senate'to the Hay-Pauneefote treaty. United Mine Worker~' Convention. Indianapolis, Ind., Jan. 22.~The U~i~ed Mine Workers of America are met here in annual convention, 1,000. delegates being present. The leading delegatlous are from Pennsylvania, I1- linois, Ohio and Indiana in the order named. Illinois and other states wilt fight to reduce the wide dlfferentiaL