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I II l I ! Ir I ! 1 ! I i a / ~GU~ . . OOIJORADO. The l~redictIon is made that thu t~- yore winter in the north woods of the ,Adirondack mountains has killed more deer than hunters made away with last fall. A stage wedding of two members of a burlesque troupe was announced to be performed in a Washington theater, but the high contracting parties found it impossible to secure the services of a person competent to perform the ceremony. The Rev. John Nails of Trappe, Pa., recently celebrated the 100th anniver- sary of his birth. He was born near Westminster, Ind., February 18, 1801, and is probably the oldest clergyman in the United States. Mr. Nails was ordained at the age of 40. Senate document No. 177 gives a re- " port of tests of fireproof Woods from the torpedo-boat Winslow, the purpose being to determine whether the pro- eess is enduring. The result was very satisfactory, showing that the wood treated five years ago had lost none of its fireproof qualities. While cutting up a poplar at his saw mill in Lee county, Va., C. R, Kesterton found an augur hole plugged by a pin. On removing the pin he found In the hole five $20 gold pieces bearing dates between 1850 "and 1860. The coins are supposed to have been hid there for safe keeping during ths eLvil war. While Mr. Carnegie was depleting his fortune by $5,200,000 for libraries in New-York, Mr. John D. Rockefeller was increasing his by $6,200,000, rep* r~enting a stngio quarterly dividend on his Standard Oil stock. If Mr. Rockefeller wanted to get rid of his ~roflts on that stock alone he would have to build about one $80,000 library & day. I, Out of.$34,932,644 contribute~ tn 1900, ~y charitable persons in the United States to educational lustitutlo'us only a little more than $1 000,000 was given to southern schools and colleges. This amount includes donatioBa for institu- tions intended for the exclusive in- struction of both whites and blacks. and but a small part of It came from the hands of northern givers. The billposters' association of Eng- land e~:e~elses a censorship over the Posters appearing on the London hoardings. A recent case was the ~ster of the play "Greed of Gold." he scene pictured showed a womau in the foreground, in light attire, with her throat cut. All the members of the association refused to post it. The duties of the censors are said to bs exercised with tact and discrimination. The fate which seems to come to all ommunisUe colonies has overtaken the Altruistic association formed about ,a year ~go near Burlington, N. J. The plan of the promoters was to form a settlement Where there should be. no police or magisterial system and no laws or rules save those of eourjtesy. The novelty of farm life soon wore off, .and many o~ the colonists returned to ythe busy world, where pay was better rand life more exciting. Mrs. Ella Downey of Fontanelle; Is,, ~ks divorce on altogether unprece- de~ted grounds. Her husband, Frank Downey, suffered the amputation of an arm last fall and has kept the dismem- bered limb ever since.. This was bad nough, but whenever he gets in a ~ntrum .he brandiishes it around the house, knocking dishes off the tabl~ &nd beating the dog with it, thereby meverely shocking his wife's nervous ~rstem. Wherefore the lady seek~ eeparatinn and alimony.. It has long been a disputed question Whether America was peopled) from Asia. The Chief argument against the~ theory that man made his approach to thtf continent aortas Bering strait has been the lack of resemblance in ~ulture between the aborigines of this country and the known races of Asl~ This may be accounted for, a Washing- ton mmientist maintains, by the fact that all the Asiatic arts and customs ~ould in the course of generations have been frozen out of any migratory peoples in their getting around Bering strait. As the tribes moved northward they would lose the charaeterlstlcm Of heir life, one after another, notably ~asrieulture and dome~stic animals, until finally, pressinE near the polar circle ~heir whole energies would be absorbed tn finding food and .keeping warm. With his culture thus frozen out, ac- ~eording to this theory, early rma~ ~o~ed Bering strait, and as he moved ~uthward on-this conUnent developed ,Improved waYs of living, but after aueh & long interval of time that the new eustom~ were entirely distinct from those of Asia. The new French law as to the pro. vision o~ seats for shop asslstant~ came into force on Jam 1. All shops ~md similar places where goods are of- fered for sale by a female staff m~st I~ provided in each room with a num- bar of aeats equal to that of the wo- men there employed. This law dlffera trout that which' will come into force in Germany on April I; The latter pro- rides only for "a aufl~ient number" of meats, The English law of 1899 pro- &U are not Idle at the same time.. SENATOR PATTERSON BRINGS SUIT FOR CRIMINAL LIBEL Denver, Colo., April 9.--In lhe matter of the proceedings for criminal libel brought by T. M. Patterson against Crawford Hill, AVllliam Stapleton and the Republican Publishing Company, a formal information was filed by Dis- trier Attorney Lindsley at 5 o'clock last evening. Warrants for the arrest of Messrs. Itill and Stapleton were placed in the hands of Undersheriff Perry Clay for service. He was instructed to read the warrants to the defendants and secure their .promise to be present in the criminal division of the district court at 10 o'clock this morning. The information is a lengthy docu- ment, occupying fully three columdS of the News as printed in nonpareil and agate type. It is replete with legal verbiage, which is rather confusing to the lay reader. The gist of the information uppers to be contained in the following specifi- cations: That on, to-wit: the 6th day of April, A. D. 1901, the said Crawford Hill, the said William Stapleton and the said The Republican Publishing Company, a corporation, unlawfully and malic- iously contriving and intending to vil-I lily and defame him, the said Thomas M. Patterson, and to briug him into public scandal and disgrace, and to in- jure and aggrieve him, the said Thomas M. Patterson, unlawfully, ma- |iciously and wilfnlly did write, com- pose, print and publish, and cause and procure to be written, corn.posed, print- ed and published a certain false, scan- dalous, malicious and defamatory libel of and.concerning him, the said Thom- as M. Patterson. and cause and pro- cure the said false and scandalous, ma- licious and defamatory libel to be printed in a certain newspaper called, to-wit: The Denver Republican, in the city of Denver. county of Arapahos and state aforesaid, with intent to cir- culate and publish, and afterwards did circulate and publish said false, ma- licious and defamatory libel of and concerning him. the said Thomas M. Patterson, so written, composed and printed as aforesaid in said county of Arapahos, in the state aforesaid, which said false, scandalous, malicious and defamatory libel of and concerning him, the said Thomas M. Patterson, so written, composed, printed, circulated and published in said county of Arapa- hos. is as follows: Boss Patterson (meaning him the said Thomas M. Patterson) alone re- sponsible., Alarmed at the tidal wave of popular indignation that threatens to swamp his, newspaper (meaning The Rocky Mountain News aforesaid), Senator Patterson {him the said Thomas M. Patterson meaning), wltli characterls. tie cowardice and duplicity (meaning thereby that cowardice and duplicity was a characteristic of him the said Thomas M. Patterson) Is now endeav- oring to shift all blame for the knav- SMELTER COMPSNY INJUNCTION HOLDS New York, April 9.--Justlce Dixon, at Trenton. New Jersey, yesterday filed an opinion of the Court of Errors and Appeals in the case brought by mi- nority stockholders of ehe American Stashing and Refining Company to en- Ioln the purchase of the property of M. Guggenheim's Sons. This opinion has been awaited with great interest by corporation lawyers, as it is consid- ered most important as affecting cor- porations in New Jersey. The importance Of the opinion lies in thee construction placed by the court on the forty-sixth and forty-ninth sec- tions of ehe general corporation act. Vice Chancellor Stevens held the court could not go beyond the decision of the board of directors as to the value of the property to be purchased by the Is- suing of the stock. The Court of 1~rrors, on the contrary, holds that it must be clearly shown that the value of svch property is at least reasonably near the price to be paid, and that the aetion of the direc- tors is subject to review at the In. stance of any stockholder wilt consid- era himself aggrieved. The proofs, Judge Dixon says, point strongly to the conclusion tha~ in the negotmtlons between the parties, the real value of the property to be ac- quired had not been the basis upon which they have determined the amount of stoCk to be issued therefor. The fact that .the expected ~nsum- marion of the deal caused the market value of the stock ~o rise, and which was used" as an argument thht the pro- posed purchase would not be advant- ageous to the stockholders, Justice lxon finds to be without weight. He says ~hat if the intrinsic value of the stock was only slxt~ per cent, of its face, and an outsider offered eighty per cent. in money for additional stock to be issued, such an offer wou~d clearly be advantageous to the com- pany and its stoCkholders, but ,H could not be legally accel~ted, because the Legislature had required that 100 per cent., whether in cash or property, shall be received for corporation ~tock. The court finds tha the mere fact ~hat tWo-thirds of the directors and stockholders voted for the purchase cannot prevent its review, pointing out that this would not Justify an issue of stock for an illegitimate enterprise. - In accordance with these views, the court orders th.~.t the stay be contin- ued, enjoining the purchase, and that proceedings to increase the stock should likewise remain In sta~a quo pending further argument and a de- cision by the Court of Chancery as to the real value of the ~Guggenkelm property. ery practiced by his personal political machine (meaning thereby that knav- ery had been practiced and committed in the election aforesaid, and that the same had been practice(1 by a political machine which was the personal ma- chine of and controlled by him the said Thomas M. Patterson) from his (meaning the said Tlmmas M. Fatter- son's) own shoulders to tl~e backs of his (meaning Thomas M. Patterson's) lieutenants (nleqning thereby that the persons who are thereby charged and referr~l tm as having committed and been guilty of knavery and fqlse and fraudulent practices in said election as herein aforesaid, were the lieutenants of him, the said Thomas M. t*atterson, and under his control, am1 acted under bis control in practicing the said knav- ery and in the commission of said of- fenses). That little bunco game (meaning ~thereby to charge him ~he said Thomas M. Patterson With tryiug o deceive the public with fraudulent practices, attd with false statements, and with being guilty of the offenses and crime commonly known as "bunco game~') will not deceive anybody (meaning thereby that he, the said Thomas M. Patterson, had been and then was en- gaged in attempts to deceive divers and sundry pop,sons). Senator Patterson (thereby him the said Thomas M. Patterson meaning) CIVIL GOVERNMENT IN THE PHILIPPINES Cagayan, Mindanao, P. I., April 9.--, -In response to interrogatories from Elihu Root, United Stales secretary of war, the Philippine commission has prepared recommendations as to the form of general civil governments to be established for :~the Phiilippines ffuly 1st, and to continue until congress shall have organized a permanent gov- ernment for the archipelago. Thia/temlmrary civil g~#em~ent is expected to consist of a g~vernor~ a was the head and front of the entire Democratic campaign (meaning there- by that he the said Thomas M. Patter- son had had, and at the time of said election, did have charge of, control and direct, and was responsible for, the fraudulent, corrupt and unlawful practices which as hereinaferesald it had been charged were committed in suppor~ of and in the effort to elect the candidates of the Democratic party at the said election held April 2, 1901, as the said charges are herebefore re- ferred to and set forth) which he (meaning thereby him the said Thom- as M. Patterson) now professes to de- plore and abhor, and there was not a move made or a crime committed in It from first to last (meaning thereby that there were crimes committed in, about and on behalf of the Democratic campaign, and that the said crimes so committed were committed as the re- sult of moves made) for which he (him the said Thomas M. Patterson mean- ing) personally is not both morally and legally responsible above all other men (meaning thereby that all the crimes charged and committed in and abou~ and in eonnec~lon with the said election, were committed as the result of moves made, which were directed by him the said Thomas M. Patterson in person, and that he the said Thomas M. Patterson was, both morally and le- gally, guilty of and responsible for the moves which resulted in the commis- sion of such crimes, and for the crimes so alleged to have been committed.) cabinet d 1 1 u and it is believed that the members of the present commission will act as the principal advisers of General Taft, al- though there will probably be a few Filipinos in the council. The membera of theprovlnclal legis- lature will all be appointed. The commission will reach Manila May 1st, after establishing provincial COLORADO NOTES. The city council of Cripple Creek has appropriated $4,000 to build an audi- torimn. Congressman John F. Shafroth is contemplating a trip to the Philippines this summer. The grand jury in the United States court at Colorado Springs returned twenty-nine indictments. Oil C~ty will be the name of a ~ew town that has been laid out in the oil fields of Rio Blanco county. Ex-Mayor Johnson of Denver is a cousin of Tom L. Johnson, the newly elected mayor of Cleveland, Ohio. The strike of union carpenters at Colorado Springs bas been settled, the carpenters returning to work at $8.50 a day, empldyers reserving the right to re~use that sum to unskilled mechan- ics. S. H. Atwater, the Canon City nur- seryman, says there will be mor~ fruit trees planted in Colorado this spring~ than for several years before. Fruit is one of the most profitable crops in the West. The Methodist church nt Florence was cleared of debt at a recent service held by Rev. W. J. Wickerslmm, field secretary for Simpson (Iowa) college. The church was built two years ago at a cost of $15,000. Farmers at Arvada, between Denver and Golden, have signed agreements to raise over 1,500 acres of sugar beets, and it is hoped that the full 4,000 acres required to Insure the building of a sugar factory will he secured. The new Cripple Creek auditorium wUl be built at the corner of First and Masontc avenues. Headquarters have been opened up with H. N. Siegfried in charge In the Welty building on the northwest corner of Second and Ben- nett. HeN. JAME~ LYTWLE, Representative from Rio Blanco County. G. L. Hall, when arrested for setting fire to the stables of the City Pack- age & Delivery Company, in Denver, confessed to having set them on fire four different times. He "simply did thesame while intoxicated and discour- IThomas J. Holland, state superin- tendent of fish hatcheries, reported re- cently that there were 100,000 trout at the Denver hatchery ready to be dis- tributed among the streams of the governments in all the large central state. The work of distribution will be islands except Samar 'and Mindanao. carried on as fast as possible. As soon as routine business has been disposed of the commission will pro- O.E. Frlnk, owner of the Fort LuI>, ceed to the organization of every re- ton creamery, proposes to ~ut in a maiulng province in the island of milk condenser that will cost in the Luzon" and will also deal with the neighborhood of $25,000 and will be matter of city government for Manila; the only one between Elgin, Ill., and Conferences lhst week with many the Pacific coast. It Is expected that Mores, Mindanao tribesmen and others it will raise the value of milk in that confirmed the members of the ~ommis-. vicinity: slon in-their intention not to substi. [ The debate between the oreparatory tute provincial for departmental gev- ~Chcols of Colorado College and Denver eminent in Mlndanao and the Sulu: university will take plhce in Denver group, except by the organization of April 19th. On the Saturday preceding the province of Northern Mindanao. the Colorado Colleg~ Glee Club will at- Judge Taft says the matter of abolish- rive in Denver. and on the following ing slavery can and will be handled afternoon the Colorado college base deliberately and tactfully, but that no ball team will play the Denver,univer- legislation affecting polygamy among the savages is probable. SMELTER TRUST GETS G U(~GENHE~ PLANT / ~ty. During the severe storm on the even- ing of April 5th A. M. Kendall. resid- ing in Colorado City, discovered a car- rier pigeon tapping at the window and admitted the visitor. A metal tag on one of its feet .bore the inscription New York, April 9.~A~torney Sam- '~)16 A. B. 1900." The supposltion is uel Uneermeyer last night gave out a that it is one of the flock released in statement, in which he says a protract- ed meeting was held at his office and continued at Delm0ulco's, which had reference to the litigation between the American Smelting Company and the Standard 'O11 Interests, represen~i~y H. H. Rogers and Leonard Lewissohn, over the merging of the M. Guggen- ~eim's Sons' plant. Mr. Untermeyer's statement goes on ,to say- "The differences were finally settled, and the interests of the Standard Oil Company are now closely allied with tho~e of the American Smelting COm. pony, while the Umted Metal Selling oompany beco~nes the selling agent of I the consolidated company. ~ ] "The certificate increasing the capl-[ tal stock of the comlmny to $100,0(~,-I 000 was filed with the secretary of] st a, te at TrentSn last night. . 1 In order to avoid any further ~eom-] pllea~Ions, the new stock was immedl-] ately issu~d and delivered to the~ (~ug- ] genheims," andl they have conveyed their properties to the company, so that the amalgamation is now com- plete. There were $22,000 in revenue stamps required for the stock certifi- cates, and almout half that amount to stamp the deeds." Frlnters Uphold ArbitMttlom Indianapolis, April /t.~Members the International Typographical Un- ion, by a mall vote, have decided on arbitration to settle all differences that may arise to*the futu~ between the union and the Newspaper Pub- llshers' association. As the associa- tion has also adopted the arbitration plan, the action of the union puts an end tn the future to all lockouts, strikes or boycotts on newspapers that belong to the association. Hereafter all grievances will be ad- Justed by a board of arbitration to be appointed by the union and a commit- tee from the association. The com. plots vote, ~ssued to-nighL was: 12,- 544 .votes in favor of arbitraflo~, to 2,- 530 against:the plan. New York sometime ago. The Australasian Land Tax League of Colorado, on receiving news of the election of Tom L, Johnson as mayor of (]leveland, Ohio, sent him the fol- lowing telegram: "The real ])emo- crats at a farewell dinner to S~nator Bucklin send you greeting. We thank you for the telegram to the News. We "rejoice In the triumph of real Democ- racy in Ohio. Mayor 1901, governo.r 1908, president 1905 would be proper evolution and delight us." Calvin Pearl Titus, the first Ameri- can soldier ~hat scaled the walls of Pe- kin, and who was recently appointed to West Point for his act, will visit his uncle, the Rev. William H. Lee, at Col- orado Springs, this summer, to prepare for entrance into the military academy. Mr. Lee has received from his nephew ~he flag captured by him when he cBmbed the wall. It _~s stained with the blood of the Chinese. A pleasant feature of the incident will occur if the young hero arrives in'Colorado by May 3Oth, when he will probably meet President McKinley, who personally promoted him. The annual meeting of the Bent 0ounty Stock and Horse Growers' As- sociation was held at Los Aulmas April 6th. The officers were re-elected: W. A. Towers, president; M. J. McMil- Ion" secretary. J.N. Booty was in- dorsed for appointment on the cattle Inspection commission and Mosby Lee as l~speetor. Resolutions were adopt- ed condemning the actions of the late legislature In defeating stock legisla. lion and commending the efforts of Representative J. N. Beaty, N. N. Mc- Lean and H. L. Lubers in supporting measures for the benefit of stock in. terests. A resolution was passed to appoint a committee to meet a similar committee from the Otero county a~ soclation for the ~urpose of uniting the two stock associatlon~ on a basis thai will be equitable to both. A resolution was passed to make arrangements to' ~ublish brands of members. ARRANGING THE ITINERARY OF ! PRESIDENT M'KINLEY'S TRI ~rashington. April 8.--Secretary Cor- telyou is busily engaged in confer- ences with senators, representatives and railroad officials regarding the it- inerary of the President's coming tour across the continent to the Pacific coast. Asked if the i~inerary for the Colo- rado and ocher Rocky Mountain states had been ai'ran~cd, Secretary Cortel- you replied that it had not, but thqt ull arrangements will probably be completed during the coming week. It has been detinitcly decided, he said, that the pm-ty will run np from Don- ver to Cheyenne and pay a brief visit to Vi'yoming's (.apitql. This is in deference to the invitation extended by the Wyoming representatives. The time of returing to Washington will be tixed almost to the hour before the departure, despite the fact tha/c the truth will be away from Washington for six weeks, and will travel 12,000 miles nnd go through more than half the states of the Union. . Reports received at Cite White House are that the entire West is making preparations for the trip. H.T. Scott of the Union Irdn Works, San Francis- co, where the battleship Ohio will be launched, is coming to Washingon to accompany the President to California. He also has placed his magnificent res- idence in San Francisco at the dis- posal of the President. In Los Ange- les two prominent citizens have tendered the use of their ilomes. While these invltaions may not be accepted, they show the hospitality that is be- ing offered to the President. It is not yet known whether Attor- ney General Knox will aeeompany the party. He has Just returned from spending the winter in California an! m~y not care to return. With the e~ eeption of Seeretary Ga~e and possibl Secretary Root, every other Cabinet o ricer will go. Each one will transa~ department business ubonrd the trail~ just as if he were at work at his desl in Washington. The President will h in constant communication with Wa~ ington, and will attend to all legisl$ tire business. The executive machinery of the go~ ernment will, in fact, go along daft; to the accompaniment of the noise 0 railroad train. While in Washington state the Prest dent has decided to stop at Chehall~ the home of the IIazzard brothers, th army officers who accompanied Ge~ oral Funston upon the perilous jout ney which effected the capture o Aguinaldo. The President probabl: will make a brief speech there. The proposed sail by steamer fro~ Duluth or C~cago to Buffalo has bee~ eliminated f~'om the itinerary, owin~ ~o the fact that the steamers do n01 begin to run until June 15tb. After the trip through the YelloW' stone park the party will go to Sa~ I~ke, thence to Denver and Colorad~ Springs. Two days will be spent the latter place., in order to allow tim~ for a visit to Pike's Peak. Stops will be made at Kansas Ctt: and St. Joseph, Missouri. No exten~ ed stay will be made at Chicago About two days will be spent at Buffs lo visiting the Pan-American Expo~ tion and Nlagark Falls. As near as possible, Secretary CO telyou is trying to co~hplete the sche ule before the train leaves on its loz journey. # # @--@ # # # # CUBAN CARTOONIST CREATES A SENSATION AND IS ARREST Havana, April 8.--The D iseu~seion P-~-P2 Senor Corana do, was arres has been suppressed by order of Go*v- but was released on bail. ernor General Wood, and its offices have been closed and ~ealed. This ac- tion was due to the publication in the Dlscuscion last week of an illustration having the title of "The Cuban Cal- vary," representing the Cuban pubUc, personified in a Cuban soldier, being crucified between two thieves, General WoOd being represented as one thief and President McKinley as the other, being labeled with t~eir names. Senator Plait was represented as a Roman soldier giving vinegar and gall in the form of the Platt amendment, with public-opinion, as Mary Magda- lene. weeping at the foot of the cross. Below was the following inscription: "Will not destiny reserve for us a glorious resurrection?" The picture caused much unfavora- ble commen~ yesterday from the stand- Senor Capote, president of the Cuba$ constitutional convention, visited Ge]~ eral Wood and told the latter that ti convention, individually an~[ as a bed' regretted publication of this cari~ ture. Senor Capote said the pietu.l misrepresented the feelings of tl Cubans, who held General Wood a~ President McKinley in the greatest spcct and were deeply grateful them. On his solicitation General Wood lowed the Ddsquscion to continue pul~ lication, but the Judges ~ the corre@ tional court will prefer charges, th character of which is to be detenulne later, against Editor Coranado. Editor Coranado and Ca~tellanos, cartoonist, will be tried on a charge, cflminal libel., The former is hel under $1,000 bend and the latter point of decency. The editor of the $500. A A ~ A A A A A A A A A ~ A A ~ ~ A ~ A A A A A ~ V V W" V V ~ ~ ~ V V V ~ ~ V V V V V V ~ V V V V W"i WEALTHY COLORADOAN WYOMING HERMIT DIES AT ST. PAUL WAS A HISE{ Denver, Colo.7 ~ 8.--A SL Paul Cheyenne, W~o., A--ppril 8.--The fa~ dispatch announces the death at St. Joseph's hospital in that city yester- day of W. E. Johnson. the millionaire mine owner and railroad man of Col- orado. No particulars are given, but he had been In St. Paul about tw# weeks and was taken sick soon~Rfter he got there. His condition became alarming Wed- nesday and his wife and his brother were telegraphed for. They arrived tn St. Paul Sunday and were at Ms ] bedsid~ when he died, about midnight. The body was removed to Dampier's undertaking rooms and prepared for shipment to Florence. IW. I~. Johnson was one of the best known mining men and railroad cap. italists In Colorado. He was one of the heaviest operators in the develop- men~ of the Cripple Creek district, He built the Florence & Cripple Greek railroad and was heavily interested in the Denver & Southwestern system and other lines and industries In the Cripple Creek district. LHe, with D. H. Moffat, Syl T. Smith and others fur- nished the money for the construc- tion of the Florence & Cripple Greek road. Mr. Johnson was heavily interested in mines in the Cripple Creek and oth- er Colorado districts and was one of the principal owners of the smelter recently completed at Florence. He had l~vestments in mines and real es~ tats ah through Colorado. Mr. Johnson lived with his wife at the Hotel Metropole in Denver. About three weeks ago he went to St. Paul on business and pleasure and his wife and brother followed him last week. When he left Denver he was in per- fect health. Mr. Johnson Is said to have been a mllllonalre probably several times over. He was about fifty years old. Greatly Increased D. & R. G. Earnings. Denver, Colo., Apr1! 8.--One million one hundred1 dollars, That sum is the increase in net earnings for the first nine months of the year 1901 of the Denver & Rio Grande railroad. From ~July to April I the earnings of the Denver & "Rio Grands were $8,- 438,700, compared with $7,438,600 for the same period of the previous fiscal year. For the month of March the earnings were $901,800. compared with $784,200 for the month of March last year, an increase of $117,600. In the fourth week of March the earnings were $881,300, against $265,800 for the corresponding week of last year, an in. crease of $52,500. 2~Tew Cripple Croo~ Line Open. Denver, Colo,, April 8.--The Short Line service to Cripple Creek was be- gun to-day, the first train pulling out of the Union depot at 12:01 o'clock this morning. It was a vestibule train and was made up of an engine, baggage car, coach and Pullman, all fresh from the shops. It was one of the neatest and most comfortable trains that could be made up. The train was backed into the depot at 9:30 o'clock. The train is due to ~vs in Crlpnle Creek at 6.~0 a. m. is being brought to light that Lew~ Thomas, the old recluse, Whose froze body was found last Tuesday tn shack on the south aide of the mou~ lain near Sherman, was wealthy well as ecoentrie. Over $12,000 I fiotes and bonds have been found, t~ securities belng gilt-edged. The sears is being prosecuted and it is bel~ev~ a kettle of gold, said to contain ma~: thousands of dollars, will be tt~ earthed under the barn-like structur that Thomas called hl~ home for ore a quarter of a century. Lewis Thomas came to Wyomi~ from Joliet, Illinois, where he w~ mustered out with an Illinois regime~ that fought through the civil war. E told no one of his past, but it is I~ lieved he had trouble with L.a wif or family and determined to bury hir~ self from the eyes of the world. I~ Settled on the headwaters of Lo~ Tree creek ~n Sherman mountain a~ there established himself in the woo~ bu~iness,msupplywl~g pol~, po~ e~ anch e do neat e plat . ~ was known to be very close and f~ quently deprived himself of the nece~ saries of life in order that his desir~ to horde up money could be gratlfled~ The administrator has found ev~.-'~' deuces of the existence of a niece and nephew, but their wherealmuts, ar~ not known. As Thomas had mentioned to neigh! bors that some day he would go and buy a whole town, it is believed he buried a large fortune either und~ his house or in the immediate vlclnit~ ]Board Gr~nt~ Sever~ l~wdoa~. Denver, Colo., April 6.--John Jone~ sentenced in 1890 to a life tertq, iS prison for murder in Los Animus ~u~, ty, procured a commutation of sen~ once by the state beard of pardo~ last night to twenty-five years. 'i Charles E. Gregan and James M~ Arthur, convicted of recel~ncg sto~detl ore in the Cripple Creek dis a y , ago and sentenced to three to ~ix y ea~.~ each in the penitentiary, got th~ sentences commuted to two years.ea~ John L. Blythe, sentenced fr~ Axapahoe county for a saloon rohbe~ to a term of from three to five yea~ will be given freedom in a few wee aet~ John Beam, who violated the age consent law and has been living und~ a suspended sentence for eighte~ months, was granted a pardon. T~ following applicants for pardon we~ disappointed, their cases being refused William McKlnney, Ben Mitchell, JohZ Halpin, J. A. Cameron, W. C. Moran George McBay, Oharies Wright, S. Benton. ~'oldlers on Bioycles. London, April 8.--In the volunted cyclists maneuve~ ordered by th~ British war office, the attack om LoU don ~his morning proved that the itary value of wheelmen Is largely de pendent on the weather. The attack ing force outgeneraled the defender~ but lost so many men In the rain an~ owing to thee bad roads that it ww unable to attack In force atthe props time.