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Women are rapidly displacing mere 4m teachers in the schools of New York, according to tbo report of Charles ~R. Skinner, state ,superintend- ent of ~blic instruction- During last year there was a decreeme of 217 in tim number of men emdp.loyed, while tim ~number of women .teachers in- e~msod ~L,073. (~reat katerest attaches to Andrse'$ will..whiMs has never yet~been proved. Ti2a was~to have heen~done at the eleoe,ef ,t/me present year;but Andree's b~ther, ,W~ho lives at Gothenberg, mad Is the ,responsible executlc, still llnSJ$ wl~h such pathetic lnsistemca to the poselbillW~of the e~piorerLbelng alive, th~ ~e ceu~ have granted a further }@atl~nement of twelve m~mths. ~r" A .stste~teetlWer for'the ~wmers' in- stitutes dt ~L!H$ols has bse~eX~a~bit- lug ,n ear,0f@=orn alleged lt~ :hav~b~m /raised last ~ar from seed ~nd in a 1Piece ~f ]pottery in an Indlwn b~zTlng ~rotm~ ,}n A~ansas and th0~ght.tobe S,000 yeaxs ~ld. The stalks were 15 ~et l~h and the first ear grew nearly 10 fm~t from ~he ground so that the stalk w~s st~g enough to w2thstand any ,wi$~. In Osberne,,ceunty, Kan., the~tepub- llcdtn nominee 2or county commissioner died suddenly ,at noon election day. His de~tJa became known, but~t~i Re- @ublicav~, not Xnowing what' e~e to do, went ahead and voted for the dead man and d~reated his Popullst o~pon- eat by a majority of "fifty-two votes. The Kansas courts are now called upon to decide whether that defeat Will stand, wllether a .dead man can heat a live man for office. Some time ago a man died In Bladr sounty, Pa., leaving an estate amount- Ing ~ $15.302 and no heirs. It was escheated to the state., but in the pro- eem of getting l~o the state's hands. it was depleted by attorney's ~fees and audits and other things, ,that all the stats received wa~ $1,551. It would have got but $351 if it had not been for the refusal of one of the parties ~n the handling of It to accept a fee ~f $1.200 assigned him. Tl~ use of oysters has s~metlmes ~een discouraged on the ground that they were under certain conditions da~agerotm mediums of conveying dis- ease. especially germs of typhoid fever. Now physicimas are said to have fob- bidden gnothsr relish nearly as pop- ular at this time of the year. Celery has coma under the ban of the doe- tors, who say that it is equally well ~pted to transmitting tl~ poisonous element of the soil and ~arrYtng the germs of typhoid. Some intermtlng and valuable addi- tions hays recently been made to the British zoological gardens. One is a posae~ing two tails. As is well known, the lizard avoid~ capture by ferrying i~ tail in ~J~e b~a~ds of .its mtptor, tha.#andal al~mdagd ultimat~- ~, gtowlng a~alIL In thia Instvdtce it that the tall of the lizard be- ~tmo damag~l by sores means, but not detached. A second extrem- ity protruded from the wound, which lmaled, so that now the lizard po~ ~sse~ two ta~, Another unique ad- ditl~ }~ thu three-striped ~3aliforni~ tr~ Two orders to British office~ which seem mutually contradictory ~ re- cently /staled, on the same da~ Mili- tia o~cara in England were com~ mandad to learn and practice sword m~reise several times a week, Com- mlselon~l men In South Africa, on the contrary, were ordered to dispense with swords in action. A sword makes .g~ 0~ It Shining mark for the ene- ~tY'a bullees. Thus theory and prac- tice d/m~rced, as is o~n the ca~. The flrin~-line test of parade.~o~nd equipments and dispositions some Umea leaves, for tha ttmo being, little the tradiffonal in active service. The commander who refuses to cut loose from precedent in an emergency iS usually an effective ally of him an- . t~onist. The advantages that fall to the lot of a man whose surname occurs eaxly ~n an alphabetical list are well known. Am a c~udidate for ofllce upon an ~Aus- italian ballot, for example, a man named Abbot hM a far better chance than tha _moSt eminent Zweigler. But the benefit that" tomes from the pO~r ~SSiO~ of a short name has not bere- t_afore been generally recc~nised. Not lmtg a~ the promotion of one of the w=dit0rs of tll~ Treasury department ~t i~Uhington eraated a ~.ey to to tkat e~eot, the candidat~ the short~t name, being ais~.!~=~t~ ~etent man, was appointed. H~, ek~ d~ty is to affix his signatura to ~- ~mts, and as he needs to m~ke but six letters in signing, he can do twice M much in a day as a man who~ ~Ame contaBls twelve letters. Women are rapidly ~llsplaelng men as teachers in the S~noole of New York, accordlt~ t~ the rel~rt ~ Cl~l~ R. Sktnner~ s~te supe~/ntau~ of publi0 instrtiction. Dul~g ~ year m~l~yed, ,while ~ nan~- |ti- AMERICAN ~H,PP,NG. bill for thc enceu~rage~ent of American shippin, g ha~ baen be~ore the Senate during the whale ~f ~.,sesslon of Congress. The Relmblica~ ,~enators have;been sincere and earnest,Ln their des~,e,to pass the mortice. ~s it is now ~$mended, the bill will certainly do mndh,to give to this com~tr~ ,the, control of the. shipping trade which, si~ee the W~r ~f the Rebellion, has im~sed to Gre~t .Rritaln and to s~me ,extent to Geamm~y. It is cer~LaLy ,de~ir~ble that ,the great shipping *r~de ~shen~ be at lea~t partially in ~ hands of ~ans, and that our mexchant ma- TI~ .~bould take the place "to a~hlch ~ and commerce ~ ,the ,nation enttie R, In its presen erm, .the.bill is ~ in the interest of a~y man or c~tlon or combi~t Is .in ~the In~t, of the whole Amerlca~ ,people. ~m,y ,times during the d~ oncthis meas xtve the minority has ~ a~ked Whether ,it was intended ~a RRbuater and pr~nt the taking o~ a vote at.this smmkm;:~nd always the, answer .Ires been that,there was no intenth~ ,of .fll. lbmstexl~g, or of preventing a ~te;~that I all their ~lesire was to have A ~,~d I full deha~e, and that then a voe ~t~1 be lind. Mr. Teller so declar~r]z~,o~en~ sesslon, ~ad other Democrats reltera~ed.~[ the a~sertion. Last week, h@we.ver, J Mr, Teller, ~erhaps tlred of keeplag ,up the pretense, perhaps more honest than hls Democratic colleagues, anaoueeed plainly that At was the intention of the minority to v~te at this session. By the rules of th~ ~enate, there can be no call for the pnevlous question, and a~F senator ~ he chooses can delay or pr~- ven~ the passage of a measure by bustering. The result, of ~ourse, will be that the bill will go over, and probably an extra session will be ~ecessary; not on ac- eoun~ of this meamlre alone, but on ac- count of the neee~Ity for legislation in regard ~o Cuba and the Philippines, which has also been delayed and ob- structed by the opposition. JOHN M A~SH A LU~[~'~~f- The general observance "throughout the United States of the one hundredth aanlversary of the appointment of John Marshall as chief Justice of the Unit- ed States is a gratifying evidence of the ~egard in which the great jurist is held; and a remarkable lllu~tratlon also of the mollifyin~ effects of time. The Democrats now honor and revere the memory of Marshall--or pretend to-- hut in his day there was no man more rancorously hated by them. It was he who signed the commissions of John Adams' "midnight Judges," appointed at the end of Adams' term as President. It was he who pr~vc~ the most formid- able--and indeed a~,}nsurmountab~e-- obstable to the enttr~'Jeff~rsonlzlng of the government. ~e~erson complained that the Federal party had intrenched Itself in the Supreme Court as behind a fortification, and If he could in any way dislodge the chief justice, he would have been only too glad to do It. Jefferson hated Marshall eve~ w'o~han he l~a~ed Adams. Mar, hall stood for the constitution and for the Federal interpretation of it, which Jef- ferson wished to undermine and de- stroy. And it must not be forgotten that Marshall had been a partAsan--a partisan polltieian--a Federal office- holder. In the Judgment of Democrats of that day his appointment was dn otrtrage. But time alter~ the point of view, even of Democrats. In his day they abused Lincoln, as In his day they had abused Marshall; but now Lincoln is claimed by them as one of thelr patron saints. Wh~knows whether some day ~say a hundred years/from now, the Democrats of the new twenty-first cen- tur~ may not be claimin$.McKlnley as one o~ ~their great men? ~,, Aristocracy of Merit. The American army is essentially a democratic instlt;lt4~. Recent,~ pro- motions announead tii~he service serve to prove that advancement !n the American army de,.ends on merit, and is not determtned~Y personal or pollt. tcal favoritism. Most of the major generals and brigadier generals Just ap- pointed entered the army from" the ranks of civil life. All began at the very lowest step of the ladder, three of them commencing at the very lowest. These honored three are Generals Chaf- fee~ Young and Schwan, who beg~u their splendid careers as privates. Gen- eral Mfleo and fully more than half of the others prombted, were engaged in civil life before entering the army, and have, through merit, met with succes- stYe advancement. Democrats, and theI~ Populist allies have for sometime acetmed the .army of harboring and ehertshing an aristocrat. lc element in its midst. ,~he existence and growth of thin alleged element, SO undesir~ble from every~ standpoint of American military efficiency, they charge upon West Point, eharging that the graduates of the Nation~fl Military Academy form a kind of close corpor- ation, In the army, appropriating to th~mmelvesall goo~thin~s to be bad.in ' that b~anch of the public servk~..The Brya~ttes have not, in set.In in. | s~anees, he~fltated to'declare ~ acad- [ ~n~, ~*,meaaee "to republican iimtRu- | tt6~m, tn~ on ~h~t ground deman,de~ !ti [ it[~,U~16n, "I~n~ler West Point domln~ The President's present happy selec- tions ~r promotions show that these allega~ms'aml claims are utterly ~th- ~@nt fecundation. Of the sixteen .gemer- ~s ntm~d':byYMr. McKinley for ~ro~o- tion, ~ o~ty are graduate~ ~m West Paint. '~I"hese are Brigadier ~i~n- erals lga~l, 'Grant and B611; the remain- der eozaing~iato the service frotm ~eivil life, ~ ~their way tap by sheer force of ~neritorlous conduct and ~t.. vices. Im ~he~:ivil war, however, ~caJ~!Y all the d~s~inguished generals on both sides of ~e~onfiiet were grad~tes,of West P~Int. , Grant, Lee, Shet~an, Lon~, ,E&erldan, Albert ~ld~y Johnston, Y~omas, Sloeum~ Bea~me- gard, Josel~$E. Johnston and most~of the o,the~_ ,great commanders ef ,tke world $,gt~test, war had received m~- tory tral~eg~t West Point. Te value of Wefts.Point to our military .sys- tem, General~'Scott, not a graduate of the academy ~lmself; paid, on o~e oc- casion, a ~emarkable tribute. ~ha~.'.ll- lnstrions soldier dec~di after Oxe Mexican war, 4hat:|t ~S' the excellent training r~eiv~ed at V*~est Point ~ American~o~iMa.s which enabled cur comparatively zmaall armies in 'that struggle to win ,signal victories over overwhelmingly ~superior numbers en- trenched in postt~ons of undoubted nat- ural strength. There is indeed an -aristocracy In ~he American aru~y--an aristocracy~of !merit~the highest, noblest and mo~t genuine of all aris~ocracies~ The men n~v in high commands in o~ army ha~e nearly all acquired professio al knowledge in actual .service. The army ~f this Republic is the only ~rmy in the ~v.~r~l presenting the spectacle of con- ~Ixleuous and invariable recognition to ,~e h~ghest degree of soldierly merit, ~tehievsment and ability.--Cinclnnatl Commercial-Tribune. ~rt~hstlFs Monun~ent. The constitution having invested the Supreme Court with Jurisdiction over "all cases arising under the constitu- tion and laws of the United States," Chief Justice Marshall gave life and potency to this Important provision. To determine exactly the limits of the court'spower, to establish a solid, e~ during-principle og action for Its guid- ance, to inspire eonfldence in the value of such action and the wisdom of the unparalleled and unprecedented pro- cedure, which 'the entirely new func- tions of. this extraordinary tribunal in- augurated, demanddd great lucidity of mind, wide grasp of intellect and~irxe- movable strength of character. In the early discussions on the Leon- siltation, some of which were very vigorously condncted, there was little attention paid to the Suprezne 'Court. but much to the respective powers granted the federal and state govern- ments. To suggest at that. time the investiture of any court with power to annul eels of legislative authority would have at once aroused an oppo- sition to such a proposal impossible to overcome. It must ~ be forgotten that the majority of men in our re vg- lutlonary epoch were brought___ up |n the t~rittsh idea of the ~niP@~Zlee Of Parliament. It was only after the people imd ~ab- mitred to a written constitution and formed some idea 0f the preelSion legislative methods and action such an instrument demanded that they could readiLY acquiesce in ~the unquestionable ~sdom, the salutary power of chief Justice Ma]~shail'a irresistlble definition and stabilitation *~f the JudiClal power as one of the mo~ Important, elements in our governmental system, ~With a lucidltyand force that/:rexadved all doubt and forbade all ~Iseussion, Mar- shall laid it down that: "It is a pr~p- osltion too plain to be contested that eitherthe constitution controls any leg- l~!~tive enactment repugnant to It or t~at the Legislature can alter the con- siltation by an ordinary act. Between these atterna~ws there is no middle ground. The constitution i~ either, a superi.or, paramount lt~w, unchangea- ble by ordinary means, or It is on a level with ordinary legislative acts, alterable when the Legislature shall please to alter it. If the former parlor t l~ alternative be true, then a legislative act contrary to the eonsti. ration is not law; ,f the latter pak'tbe true, then written cons~tttt~10n$,~e absurd attempts 9n the part of the'~beo- ple to limit" a power in its own nature illimitabie." ' ~'~'~ This declaration of principle and deenitlon of right is ti~ ~o~/ Of American constitutional law. It is the safeguard of the constitution. It is the bulwark of citizenship. It is the guide of chief magistrates, the safety Of Leg- lslatures. No higher nor better-deliv- ered eulogy was ever pronounced upon any man than that uttered by Abra- ham Lincoln b!pon John Marshall: "He found the eow~titution paper and he made it po~; he found it a Skeleton and he clothed it with flesh and blood." When enemies of the constltutio~, thus transformed and vltaliz~ed b~.! MarshaLl;/ sought to destroy it,,.~y farad a iloi~ in the path in the immortal persunsaity and power of Lincoln and the lion tri- COLORADO NOTES. In the District Co~ ~t ,:Buena Vista, a five year sentence was g~ven to Col- lett, the negro wh~ k~ed :D~ve Davl~ at Salida last Augus~ ~ The speaker appointed ,as the com- mittee to investigate ,~h~biltties of the clerks of the House: 1Kessrs. Schwei- gert, Balllnger, Ma~de~a,--, ,,Garcia and McGuire. t 8aiida is likely to ~bi~ act ~the Pres- byteriwa college now {located at Del Notre. The ~alida 4~cademy owns property to the valuet:o~ $15,000 ~and the citizens will end~or ,to ,raise,S15,- 000 more. It is stated that alpine ,~eachers of Arapahoe county wil~ be ordered by their school boards i~o attend the monthly Institutes wql~h Miss herey, the county superinte~e~t ,~f schools, has organized. ~tev. J. M. Freem~formerly pastor of the Central Presb~er~a~ ,Church ,ha Denver, created quite~t sensation a few days ago by suddeSy resigning the pastorate of one of ti~ lariat ,e2mrches 1, Cleveland, Ohio. t Owing to the ill hqtlth ~f Fxofessor M. L. Wters the Hlg~ sehool ~f Platte- ,ville was temporaril[ eloped dow~a on ,the llth inst., pendin~ his reoo, ery. I~ Js hoped that he willie able ~ ,resume ~'0rk in a few week~[ at most. The Chris2an cht~ch at Cralg was ,~lestroyed by fire once morning of the 14th inst. Loss about $5,000. No in- attrance. It was sa~ to be the finest elmlrch in Routt countY, and was built ~by ~subscrlption fiveyears ago. 0~ March, 5th th~ people of Central City will vote on a ~roposltion to issue sol'eel bonds to the~nount of $20,000 for the" purpoee of !reeling two brick school buildings on l~awrence street, south of the presen~I~igh school build- int. SUMMAI Y OF T H WORK OF THE: 0LORAD0 LEfilSLATUR ]Representative James C. Dunlavy and Miss Ruth Locke McCoy were mar- ried at Trinidad on the 14th instant. It was a church wedding and there was a large attendance. Frank Bond, of the office of irriga- tion invel~tigations, left Cheyenne a few days ago for Louisiana. where he will It is stated t, hat Qi~e Warden John- son ha~ grantbd Ct~ttor Ferril of the ownership at $1.25 per acre. not more State Natural ttl~rYdSOeiety portals- than a quarter section of the public sic~ to kill a lone ~ol buffalo in Lost lands on the sections adjoining the en- order'~ht the hide may be 1 try as pasture or grazlnz lands. Park, in t~ffed and preser~d in the state ms-I, The apportionment bill was killed in eum. the Senate hy indefinite postponement. Dr. J. H. Kel~gg of the Battle iIt is no~ thought likely any other bill Creek. Michigan, hnitarium, which is . on tim matter will be introduced this session, as It could not muster enough the parent of theBoulder sanitarium, i friends to make a hard fight for it. lectured at the s~ltarium in Boulder on the 12th lnsta~ Dr. Kellogg is one Laramie county is hurt the most. as it of the most distiguished vegetarians :loses two representatives and one sen- ator by the defeat of the bill. in the country. An attrae'dve~ma~u who gave her t In the chamber of the House on the name as MI~. ;~V~. A. Ward, but who I evening of the 12th last, C. M. Hobbs destroyed all cl~s of identity, corn= delivered his illustrated lecture on mitred suicide bSnballng gas at 2432 "Colorado and Switzerland Cont#ast- Welton street, D~ver, on the 13th inst. ! ed." The grandbst scenery of Switzer- She was apparetly about thirty-five/ land and then of Colorado was given in large and naturall~colored stereop- years of age. ! [ ticon views, which have been seen and Charles Trube,ith a six-horse team, ~ enjoyed in many of the towns of the drawing coal o~he ~Inp Bird mine, state, and are never stale, no matter went over a 3~-foot precipice near how often the entertainment may be Duray on the ~th inst. Trube was repeated. gaved aider catctng hold of a tree af- attend the annual meeting of the South. eru~Rice Growers' Association. The House passed the bill providing for ~he pure and unadultered foods, with regulations to secure the same, and the bill providing for the con- struction of a hospital at the State Sol- diers' and ~tilors' Home at Cheyenne. The invitation to the Utah Legisla- ture to visit the "Colorado Legislature has unco'~ered another plan. That is for the (3olorado Legislature to visit the Utah Legislature. The plan may not be sprung until the Mormon advent in De~ver. 'T~he HouSe passed the Senate bill to create a commission to adjudicate the claims of United States citizens against Snain, which the government of the United States assumed by the treaty of ,P.aris. after having amended the bill so as to refer the claims to the Court of Claims instead of to a commission. L. Bailey is forming a stock com- Ix~ny .~ run a telephone line between Lander and Casper. It is proposed to have ~t2te line follow the old stage road via ~'olton. There will be several sta- tions along the route. It is estimated that the line will cost between $12.0(}0 and $15,00. Both 'houses of Congress have passed the bill permitting settlers owning homesteads on the Fort Fet~erman res- ervation. Wyoming, shall be entitled to river forth Fork, thenup the Valley umphed.-A31nelnnatl Commercial TrY- to Stcyall, thence to the Ponil park coUnUwh6re there is an abundance .une~ '" of exent timber. The Colorado & : " ." Wyo~g branch is berg graded, and Eve thing that has happened in the 1 1 llel th 1 ry w I 1~ e Co orado & Southern Philippines shlee the November ~lection eg thmt .h. ~ff~ of th_e ~v.er to Wanton oO. r , the,ue t wnere the '~ " ~ ~h"~e bY the ho-- 'o~, m~aa~te , ton tmmpany is "Olm~ was long sept 9 ~ ," ~ , ['~ig ~ge body ~f, coal.. Bryan's election. , , , ~ ~l " The Senate bill to repeal Cannon's prize-fight law fa41ed of passage in the House by a vote of 32 to 24. It was, shown that the" effect of the repeal would be to wipe from the statute books all legislation on the subject, leaving Colorado with no laws at all concerning pugilism. On this showing many voted to strike the enacting clause from the repealing bill. The i Cannon law is now before the Supreme Court. and if that tribunal decides it to be unconstitutional previous legisla- tion on the subject will stand. Mr. Insley's H. B. 92 ought to discour- age bicycle thieves. It provides that the ~tealing of'blcy~es shall be deemed grand larceny. It passed second read- Ing in the House without any opposi- tion whatever and it will doubtless pass third reading in the same\manner,~A penitentiary sentence will certainly be a deterrent., The crime is so easily committed, discovery so difficult and the penalty so light that theft of bi- cycles has become an almost daily oc- currence in every city of the state, A law such as is proposed by this bill will render this particular crime unpop- ular with the light-fingered gentry. There are two ways of looking at things. While speaking on the em- ployes' liability bill before the labor committee of the House. D. C. Beaman I paid his respects to the rule of the Twelfth General Assembly excluding lobbyists from the floor. "I have al- lways understood," said the Judge, "that the members of the Legislatu~'e were not only willing but anxious to oe- !caslonally confer with their constitu- ents. When a Legislature passes a rule shutting itself off from all com- munication with constituents, and mak- ing itself a sort of exclusive body that knows more than it can be told, then it needs close watching." The committee of the Legislature ap- peintdd to investigate the coal strike has divided by mutual consent into two sub-committees. One committees is composed of Senator Charles B. Ward, Senator Tanquary, Reprosentalives Kennedy and Bradley. It will consid- er and prepare a general report on the situato~ in the northern fields. The ~ther committee is composed of Sena- tor Frank A. Moore and Representa- tlv'es Martin and Raney. It will pre- pare the findlngs and dlgested evidence as to the southern fields. When both sub-committee reports are ready, the entire commlttee will meet and com- blne them in one genera', finding. Mrs. Heartz~ the only woman in the Legislature, has introduced two im- portant bills to further protect the property rights of women. One of these is House Bill 192, which reads as follows: "Section 1. All property ac- qulred or accumulated after marriage by either husband or wife, or both, ex. cept such as may be acquired by de- scent, devise or request, shall be consid- ere(] community p~(operty. Sec. 2. Nei- thor husband nor Wife shall sell, mort- gage or in&amber community 9roperty without the written consent of the oth- er party." In almost every other state in the Union such rights are protected and ,tenancy by eourtesy or by a law defining and protecting community property, as in this bill. The Bueklln land tax bill after much debate was recomended for passage by the committee of the whole in the Sen- ate. The author consented to three vi- tal amendments. The first of these struck out section 2, the provision that the Legislature be empowered to put the syste~ in force in the state, This leave~:the .bill purely a local option, or counry, measure. The:second amend- meat. ,~v:ided that i:'t00 resl den,,, t ~mxt J tmyer# Instead of 100 voter~, m~ 1 N~a a i~tition befbre a v~te can be ter rolling son~~ distance. Three of the horses weretilled. At a meetin~held in Buena Vista resolutions wer~dopted to be forward- ed to tti~ gove~r setting forth that it is the ~Iestre off large number of the leading ~l~lzen~f Chaffee county, ir- respective of p~tics, that A. C. D~teh- or, present wamn of the reformatory, be reappointed The census ~.ummary ~f Colorado shows a sing]lr coincidence in the close slmlarit~bf ~ ~i~gures from three fine toov~.u.up,.the rlyer. TheyI are: Florence,1728; ~:~@lty, 3,775;: Sallda, 3,722~~h~ diffei~d~e between the count in ~renb~alid in Sallda is six.--Pueblo (~eftait~:( " " "I Idaho SprlI~ has iSassed tbe 3,000I mark, and tb,uthorities at Washing- ton have reqnized this by sending i the necessar~apers to Secretary of] State Mills f/filing. In accordance: with the lawlovernor Orman will is-, sue the nec~ary proclamation that Idaho Sprin~is a city of' the third el fins. General M&ger A. C. l~dgeway of the Colorad(~prings & Cripple Creek Short Line ~tes that at the progress now being z~le the new road will be completed t~ameron by the first of the month, td to Cripple Creek one month later/Practically all of the heavy worl~as been done and the track layin~s being done at a rapid rate. J. H. Wei~Iser, cashier of the Fh'st National b~ of Silverton has sold his eontrolllng~terest in the Silverton Electric Lff: and Power Company to F. C. Ada~ and J. J. Henry of Den- ver and Jq @. Barnet~ of Ouray, the conslderat~ being $12,000. The new company zently received a twenty~ year fran~se from the town board and will ~atly Itnprove their plant,~ aS $15,000 ill be spent in new and Im- proved malnery. The ~o~ose CSunty Cattle and Horse Gr~rs' Association met at Montrose ~ the 15th inst. with a large attendanc{ Sixteen new membe~ were votd n. Delegates to the West- etm Ran~Stockgrewers' Association annual: x*tlng were elected as fol- lowS: Wilin Boot, Harry Russell, M. F. ~lllerSV~ R. Moore, O, M. Kern, ;I.-W. Trgr and T. W. Monell, The aseociati~declded to get out a brand book fori members May 1st. Colora~Springs has been declared a ~lty ofae flt~t class. The declara t/on waaade in an executive order Issued ~ the governor, auditor of ~tate ant~0retary of state had met as a board~ consider the official report ~f the ~lfth census of the United ~tates a~r as It related to Colorado. ]?he reds showed that Colorado Springstd attained a population of 21,085 fibitants, and was, therefore, entitiedtder the statute to be come a city of ~ first class. It takes 15.000 popula~ to constitute a city of the first cl~ while 10,000 Is required fe- n city the second class, Worlts begun on the extensibn of floe ~ado & Southern railway up the. P~tolre. river= Beglnning at ~n~sno~. spout five tulles west of : TidnlC~ rails are being laid on an old grade~e Thompson mine. The road will bald on the north side of the taken on the ~luestion in any ] The third amendment makes a 2-mi limit on the extra taxation of chises, rights of way, etc. the bill was ordered reprinted and ommended for third reading and passage. Mrs. Heartz's bill. known as bill No. 243, which has been reported to the House, is entitled, bill for an act requiring the both husband and wife for the gaging o~ sale of property exempt law." It roads as follows: "Section Any chattel mortgage upon exempt by law shall be void both husband and wife Join in mortgage. Section 2. Any sale chattel mortgage, pledge, bill of or otherwise of any personal which is by law exempt from sale execution or attachment shall be unless the same be executed by wife Jointly with the husband." bill is urged on the ground that sonal property most commonly gaged is that in constant use by wife and in which she has superior rights because of her interest. Senator Charles B. Ward of looked at the calendar in the yesterday and distinctly that Just thirty-one years ago day he was born in old Missouri. went out and purchased a fine stock cigars, pre-empted a cloak room. entertained himself and his with the true story of his life. he had lived in Missouri long to "be shown" on all occasions moved to Texas. From Texas he to, Colorado, wl~ere he studied for bar and was admitted to p~actice years ago. He was elected to the ate last fall for a term of four years $7 a day while In session, voted Thomas M. Patterson for United State~ senator and lived happily ever after~ wards. There is only one member o~ th~ Senate younger than Senator Warc~ and he i~ Senator Hume Lewis of Pu~ eblo. Senator Ward, however, ha~ done nothing to impress upon his fen low senators the fact that he is s~ young.--Denver Republican. The proposed Joint memorial to grass, introduced by Mr. of Colorado Springs, was defeated the Senate. The memorial severely the action of the in regard to the Philippines, closing follows: "Your memorialists that a sim,ple promise of ultimate ind~ pendence would bring about an tmme~ diate and honorable peace and would ia some measure at least redeem the hid~ eous national blunders of the past twd years." Lieutenant,Governor ruled that the memorial should been introduced within the thirty days limit as s bill. but that while it wonl be impossible to introduce a bill at late date, a memorial could be intr duced by suspending the Senate which requires memorials to take same course as a bill. It would a two-thirds vote to do this. ihere were only four votes against pension, owing to the absence of members it was impossible to the .two-thirds of the Senate in its port. Legislation is not all play. it is very hard work. The Denver publican of the 15th instant "Chairman Ammons. chairman of senate finance committee tative McGuire, chairman of the appropriations committee, ed at the state capitol yesterday lng after the Joint committee had ed nearly all night and completed report and had passed upon all the portant features of the bill. They werq still there aiding the clerks in making[ ou~ the amendments In proper forui| r when the committee members again4 v appeared for the caucus at 9:30 o'elocl~ 7 in the morning, when the entire weft| was formally agreed to again Just a~lli s it had been decided upon before add Journment at 2 o'clock in the Both men remained hard at work wi~ the committee clerks until late in afternoon without any sleep and about 4 o'clock the bill as sent from the Joint committee was over to the appropriations committee the House, according to agreement." Under the provisions of Mr. registration bill, elsewhere noted, voters sign an affidavit setting out necessary facts. All the data by the present law is noted. The cinct books have stubs, which are off and delivered to party The books themselves are delivered the county clerk, who correct~ his manent registration bill provides that when a arises as to who is county or city man of a political pat~ty, the chairmap makes final decision. ~cause of opposition of some from Arapahoe county the bill amended so it does not apply to under special charters: The meat was vigorously opposed Messrs. Bartels. Cannon and son, who favored the bill as it but the amendments prevailed. measure is urged as one of the. important In the House, Its claim that it simplifies greatly reduces the cost and e prevents fraudulent registration. There was a spirited debate lu House over amendments to H. B. which, introdtlced by Mr. Martin poses radical changes in the ton of voters. Under the present voters are registered at great to parties by a system of vouching~ which not only opens the way fol~ fraud, but sometimes prevents regtst tlon of voters of the minority pa~ i After the election the clerk ~ trikes , the list the names ~f all who have ] voted, ,so' that registration must made again. The system is and Is claimed, to be Ineffectual. Martin's bill provides that the or'eity chairmen of the two partits shall certify to the county missioners the names of two for each precinct to be appointed istrars. These two take a reglstratio~ book ' especially orepared ' and a !i~ from the permanent books of the coun~ ty clerk. With these they proco~ [ from house to house, ascertain he le~ | voters there, and each must vo mh wit ! his initials. If a voter modes into.it ! precinct the former address is noted.