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BAGUAOm~ . - OOLOKAI~. The fact that we have altogether too many magazines is demonstrated by the caliber of the men now being dis- cussed in their pages. General Delgado, who recently re- tired from the insurgent business, is -to be governor of the lloilo province ~t an annual salary of $3,000. Thus is ~Another lame duck provided for. The emperor of China is now said to !be suffering from the effects of too much tobacco. According to reports ~ae smokes cigarettes continuously, and as many American cigars as he can get. As a result of a wager M. Canello, a .Frenchman, representing a German automobile manufacturing firm, will undertake to construct a machine of seventy horse power and weighing but 1,200 kilogrammes (about 2,647 pounds). The mother of Gov. Beckham, of Kentucky, has a remarkable record. .She has the unprecedented distinction of having been the mother of a gov- ernor, the daughter of a governor, the sister of a governor, and the cousin of a governor. Montana's new senator, Paris Gib- son, is a popular man in Minneapol/s, Minn. He started the first woolen mill in that city, but failed in the panic of 1877, owing his employes nearly $10,000. Soon after Gibson went to Montana, and a decade later returned to Minneapolis and paid off every cent of his indebtedness, with interest at 7 per cent. Fifteen bushels of flax from Argen- tina, South America, were sown as an experiment in North Dakota last year, and the result was so satisfactory that 6.000 bushels will he sown this year on about 12,000 acres of land. This flax is larger, plumper, and is said to contain several per cent more of oil than the native flax. The seed used ,in Argentina came originally from ' Russia. Mrs. John King van Rensselaer has =given to the New York historical so- ciety the marble slab that formerly marked the spot at Weehawken where dklexander Hamilton fell in his duel with Aaron Burr. It was removed ~about 1815 because it was thought to encourage dueling, and for many years Jt was lost sight of. to be discovered in ~.850 in a New York saloon. The West Shore railway passes over the spot wLere Hamilton fell. Among the peasants of southern >Italy, Sicily and Sardinia, a curious malady has been noticed by physicians which is caused by eating beans. One of the most remarkable effects of the "malady has been noticed by physicians .sembling that produced by alcoholic drink. In some cases persons predis- posed to the malady are seized with ~he symptoms of intoxication if they prom a field where the bean-plant is in ;~ower, the odor alone sufficing to ale : ~eet them. A woman of Paris, named Bm'blere, ~qba$ found a new way of paying old ~e~. ~he has many creditors, mad ,one day they all received a circular in- ~viting them to attend at the house oi .~Madame Barbiere at a certain hour. ~rwenty of them responded. They *~were horrified to find the body of ~- ~lame Barblere hanging from a gas ~racket quite dead, and with a IntI~ ~ln~ed on her breast, Jtm~g1~hese words. "Haw ,In, aged myself in full eettlelme~ of ~ll my debts." The San Franelseo Call in a recent ~ssue said: The new schooner W. J. ~PatterSon, arrived from Grays harbor ~ay evening with the wife of the mRl~tin in charge. When the eehoonez was three days out from Grays har- Sher, Capt. We/tkunat was taken dan- gerously ill and had to take to his bed. ~Fhe first and second mates were not ig~od navigators, but Mrs. Wettkunat q~ad studied with her husband and can ~ake an observwtion with the best ,man a~ioat ~lze took command Of the ~big nehooner,and between attendi~ on her sick htmband and nay|gaWking the ,~hlp she hgd a ltvety time. A man In Philadelphia wears a corn- tnon looking little ptn as a watch ,ebsrm, on the" head of which ~ ~- ~graved the E~lglish alphabet in oM English lettering, and in the esnta~ it ~t the year when it was done, "190~." The naked eye cannot dl~ti~dz s ~er~teh on the pin's head, but a pew- ~'fu| ma~t~ gla~ auch as is mind bY a watchmaker, reveals the ~)f the ~lphabet in proper order armmd 43~e edge of the head, every e~ ~eparate mad perfectly formed. T~t ~ver, August Sta~elm, who md t~ work, ~ one year at it, mzd m} tediou~ was it that he could emit w~k at it a few mtnute~ at a time. THE NEW NATIONAL BANKS. Ninety new applications for national bank charters have been app~)ved by the Treasury Department since the 14th of March, 1901. The approved ap- plications from March 14, 1900, when the gold standard law took effect, to the 27th of April, 1901, were 774, rep- 'resentlng proposed capital of $40,i65,- (DO. Of this number 563 applications were for banks of less than $50,000 capital, with aggregate capital of $1i,- 505,000. All these banks first became possible under the law of March 14, 1900~ which reduced the minimum capital from $50,000 to $25,000. The number of larger bank~ for which plications have been approved within the period named has been 211, with aggregate capital of $25,960,000. The banks actually organized during the period have been 529, with aggregate capital of $27,387,000. The number of small banks authorized under the new law has been 369, with combined capi- tal of $9,702,000; while the number of larger banks has been 160, with com- bined capital of $17,685,000. These a~- dltions to the system, after allowance for banks which have failed or goue into liquidation, make the total num- ber of active banks 4,098, with au- thorized capital of $643,161,695. It Is evident that the main purpose of organization under the natlonal banking law is not to gain circulation. With organizations involving a capital of $27,387,000 and permitting a circu- lation to the. whole of that amount, if the proper bonds were deposited, the minimum circulation required under the law was about $6, ~850,000. The actual deposit of bonds for circulation strands at $7,985,600, or only about $1,- 135,000 above the actual minimsm re- quirement. The country, however, is not in want of large additions to its circulating medium. When there ts so much gold there is less need of pa- per. Never before has the per capita clrculatlon been so large as now, and never before have the facilities of ex- change been so highly organized. In other words, there is more money than formerly, and every dollar of it can, by reason of the leverage which banks and clearing houses afford, be made to perform work in the facilitation of ex- change than was possible of yore. This is no doubt the real reason why the new national banks take out only a part of the circulation to which they are entitled under the lab.--Evening Wisconsin. The ]['resident at ]El l~so Pleasing indeed, and auspicious in promise of not only a continuance but a strengthening of the friendship be- tween the the ~wo great American republics, was the Interchange of cour- tesies at Ela Pas~, Monday, on the part of President McKinley and the representatives of President Dlaz of Mexico. The admira~ion expressed by our honored chief executive for the illustrious statesman, who, with such consummate skill, has guided the foo~- steps of the younger republic along the paths of progress and in the direction of a higher civilization, was heartily sincere and thoroughly deserved. The trl~Sute paid us by President Dlaz, through his eloquent spokesman, was equally genuine and significant. Only beneficent results can follow so felicl- tous an episode. But, aside from its evidences of in- ternational gee4 will, the event was one of notable importance in having been made the occasion by President McK~uI~ ~r mt ~mtal xrttmmnce hi which was clearly set forth the posi- tion of the administration with refer- ence ~o the "imperialism" and "mili- tarism" bugaboos. 8aid he, in his speech: "Here we are on the border line between the United States and another great republic, and on this ~lde of the line we have thirty-five American soldiers and on that side of the Jlne there are less than 150 Mexican soldiers. So that we are dwelling in peace and amity, and caus- ing ~Jeace on earth and goo~ will to men.' We want to settle our differ- ence%.If we ever h~ve any, with the powers of the world, by arbitration. We want to exhaust every peaceable means for settlement before we go to war; and, while we have authority to raise 100,000 troops, the necessity does not exmt for that number, and we do not propose to raise but 75,000. So don't be alarmed about mflltarism and imperialism. We know no imperial- ism in the United States except, the imperialism of a sovereiffn people." Surely, with thia declaration before' them, and with the knowledge that ev- ery ~ act or word for which President McKinley and hi~ asso. elates are respo~slbl~ is of ~imtlar Import and in harmony #therewith, the l~owlers and unfriendly critics can scarcely emmpe the conviction that thelr~occupation is gone. At any rate theY are without a ~toBowlng. The people real~ and rejoice in the fact that trader no other administration have they enjoyed in greater degree to turns deaf ear toward the maleon- will disfranchise the colored voters. An election was held about two weeks ago to decide whether a convention should be called for the pu~ of amending the constitution in a man- ner similar to that in which the con- stitutions of Mississippi and other southe~ sates have been amended and the result of the election was a triumph for the revisionists. In Alabama, even more than In the other states mentioned, it is clear that the ~bject is solely to disfran- chise the ~@-lored voters. The Demo- cratic cancus which recommended the holding of a special election passed a resolution pledging the Democratic party as follows: "We pledge our faith to the people of Alabama not to deprive any white man of the right to vote, except for the conviction of infamous crime." In the other sta~es, the conventions have kept within bounds by passing a, mendments which are nominally in- tended to disfranchise illiterates of both races. The real purpose was~ plain enough, but it has not beeu avowed so openly as in this case. Of course, this amendment to the constitution of Alabama is in direct confiic~ with the fifteenth amend- ment to the constitution of the United States, and will be so Pronounced if it ever gets before the federal Su- preme Court in a concrete case. It also brings into operation that pro- Vision of the fourteenth amendment which directs the Congress, when any state makes a distinction against any class of voters, to reduce the repre. sentstion of that state in Congress proportionally. The last Congress evaded the re- sponsibility which was cast upon it. and in the new reapportionment bill allowed to all the southern states rep- resentation in Congress In proportion to their population. In the next Con- gress, however, the question can no longer be evaded. There will be a demand that the provisions of the fourteenth amendment be applied. It is not fair that states which cast 10,- 000 or 20,000 votes in all for repre- sentatives in Congress shall have as many representatives a~ states which cost 200,000 or 300,000. Colorado will have three representatives, and in or- der to elect them will cast more than 200,000 votes; Mississippi will have seven representatives, elected by a to- eat vote of possibly 15,000. Even mak- ing allowance for the doubling of our S~iffrage by the voting of women, this is manifestly unfair, and it ought to be remedied.--Colorado Sprlngs Eveuiug Mail. The Pmldent i~ C~Alfo~t~. If there ti$ any one grate In the Un.. ion that ought to give to the Presiden~ a welcome beyond that of any other, that state is California. It has been fhe good fOrtune of President McKin- ley to inaugurate a new era in our na- tional affairs and as a result of the events that have taken place in his term of Office and the policy which he has been Instrumental in promoting, the United States now faces westwar( as well as eastward, and the Pacific oven more than the Atlantic has been brought under our dominion and con- trol. A few years ago Californla wa1~ the western Hmlt of the United States; now our territory stretches across the Pa- cific; Hawaii, Guam and the Philip- pines are the outp~ of American power and-commerce, and California is already pro~ting in a large measure from the increased interest in Pacific and transpacific affairs. - It is true beyond a~l question that what helps one part of the country t~ of benefit to all of it, and the advantage that has come from t~e expansion of our Pacific trade is not confined to the states of the western coast But, as ls natural, they have felt it more promtyt- ly and to a greater degree tha~ others. President McKinley la the first pres- ident of the United States who ha~ visited the Pacific coast While in office. The reception to him will be more en- thusiastic and hearty, hut it will have an added warmth because his name is identified with a paltry which has aL readlf done much for Celifornla and which in the [t~t~l~" will contribute much more pawerfully toward~ the realization of the greatness of the West.--C~lorndo Springs Gasette. except theimpcrialismfasvereIg KANSAS VERSUS COLORADO COLORADO 1 -- peopte.,'Kansas City Journal, [Mrs. Mertle Burger, the Suffl glnAlsb m. [ SUIT INTHE SUPREME COURT ,oo, Alabama is the latest southern state I peared some two weeks ago, has to follow the example of Mississippi] ~ ~ . yet been found. An attempted auction of real e~ and South Carolina in preparing forI Washington, D. C., May 14.--Colora- beast is injuriously affected; that the,in Denver a few days ago did a constitutional amendment which do secured a decided advantage in the cities on the Arkansas are deprived o~ prove successful. Only two lots P~4e~l l~kn~er~ Hill and Bryan declining the presL dential nomination at this time re- minds one of the refrain, "Nobody asks you, sir, she aald,"--Syraeuse Poet. Standard. Ek-Senator Hill ~~ talking abe~t presidential pe~ibl!~t!e~ three Years hence. It'sllke m~ a busi- ness of ticket specutat~n,--New Yorl Mall and Express. United @tates Supreme Court yester- ! day in the initiative proceedings of the i suit brought against the state by the i state of Kansas. The court, departing from its customary practice, permitted the defendant to file petition and argu- ment thereon in opposition to the mo- tion of the complainant to file its bill in equity. The action of the court is regarded by Attorney General Post as a sub- stantial victory for Colorado, and in his opinion presages the ultimate dis- missal of the Kansas suit. Assistant Attorney General E. F. Ware presented a motion on behalf of Kansas to file a bill in equity enjoining Colorado citizens from divert~g the waters of the Arkansas. Attorney General Post interposed his motion that the court could consider his peti- tion and argument against filing the bill. The court made an order permit- ring the complainant to file his motion and argument, and also decided that" the petition and argument of defend- ant be flied. Plait Rogers, representing the Great Plains Water Storage Company of Col- executive to Vice President Roeaevelt le taking lmt he Is not wholly ne~ t~lltlcsl fenee~ He will "We know open the Mlnnemm state fair at St Unlttd state~ Paul September 2nd.--~Symeu~ Hem~ ' orado, asked permission to file an ad- ditional brief against complainantfil- Ing Its bill. The court denied permis- sion, holding the company not a party i to the proceedings, but remarked that the brief might be left with the clerk l and the court would read it. I The court will sit again during the present term, May 20th and 27th, and will then adjourn until October. A decision in the Colorado-Kansas case is not expected this term. 'Mr. Ware declared that the Arkan- sas traversed the state of Kansas for 310 miles, and that 100,000 people own- ing 2,500,000 acres of land are affected by the appropriatiou of the waters of the stream for irrigation purposes. He claimed protection" for residents of Kansas under the common law guar- anteeing riparian rights. He asserted that Colorado claims the right to di- vert the water to rlparians and non- rlparians, whence it never returns to .the river, thus appropriating all the water for sewage, and that in reality the rich valley is transformed into a desert. Attorney General Post responded by calling attention to the fact that the ditch owners of Colorado have not been made parties to the ease, and that the Arkansas river in Kan~.s is not a navigable stream. He said that no riparian ownership rights were ever exercised or recognized in Colorado, and also calls attention to the fact that when some of the Colorado rights were acquired, the territory now em- braced in that state was a part of Kansas. He said that each state had the right to utilize its own waters for the benefit of Its own people. F~x-G0vernor Tlmmas of Colorado, who has been employed as special counsel on behalf of that state in the case, was present. The contest between C~olorado and Kaffsas for the control of the Arkan- sas river will be watched with intense interest by the people of the entire West. It is possible that the court will de- cide that control of the waters of streams which are tributary to nav- igable rivers belong to the general gov- ernment, and such a decision will overturn the stablished custom of the whole irrigated region of the West. Should it decide that all states having portions of the same streams within their boundaries are entitled to equit- able division of the waters, Interstate boards of water commissioners ,will have to be created in the West for such adjudication. Should the contention of Kansas prevail, Colorado will be In a bad way, for not only will Kansas enjoin Colo- radoans from using the water of the Arkansas, hut Wyoming will prevent them from using the North Platte and Laramie rivers, and New Mexic~ will enjoin use of the Rio Grande; Nebras- ka will lay claim to the ~outh Platte, and Utah to the Green, White, Grand and I)olores. On the other hand. if Colorado es- tablishes the contention that a state in which a stream has its source has water which nature had intended prior claim to its waters, the state will ] should flow down the Arkansas valley, hohl the vantage over every neighbor, I Mr. Ware claimed that in consequence fo): nearly all the great streams of the] of this diversion the health of man and ~ est have their sources in Colorado. *" * * "" IVE SOME tl , r T- T T T T T !- T T T T T CALIFORNIANS RECE NEAT PRESIDENTIAL TAFFY San Jose, Cal., May 14.--The Presi- dent was only In San Jose for a' short time yesterday, running down from San Francisco in his special car. The formal exercises took place at St. James' square. The President said: "Mr. Mayor, My Fellow Citizens: We have had many warm and generous greettng~ aa we journeyed from t]~e Potomac o the Pacific slope, but notA~ have been more interesting than the one which the people of Santa Clara county, and of San Jose accord us to- day. (Great applause.) I observe that I face not only this multitude of Amer- icans, but I face the headquarters of a thousand of Ohioans who, with my other fellow citizens, give us welcome. "We have seen everything in Califor- nia; we have eaten of your fruits and your fishes; we have tasted tire per-" fumes of your flowers: we have visited the ancient mission churches, where the altar Of religion was first raised and whose chimes have sounded through the centuries their message of hope and benediction; we have heard the dashing waves of your ocean; we have felt the sunshine--and we have been canned somewhat by its rays (laughter), but we haw all the time felt he warm touch of your hearts. Vee saw at Redlands the other day tha~ they sprinkled their streets with oil. and we discovered the other day they bored for it at Los Angeles and got ~t (laughter). We have met your people --your brave men and women--we have met the pioneers wha builded and founded this state, we have met all conditions of people, and wherever HARVEY B. YOUNG, THE ~0TED ARTIST, DEAD Denver, May 14.--Harvey B. Young, the noted Colorado landscape artist, died yesterday at his home in Colorado Springs after an illness of about a week of congestion of the lungs: He leaves a widow and four chUdreh. The eldest, George, twenty.twosyears of ~ is engaged in mining, and is also th~gbt to possess much of his fath- er's talent as an artist. The oldest daughter, Miss Beatrice Young, is well known in society In Denver and Colo- rado Springs. Mr. Young's other daughters are Gwendolyn and Gladys. The Republican this morning says: Harvey B. Young was born in Post- mills, Vermont. about fifty-five years ago. His first work with the brush was the painting of designs that used to be a feature of scales. Just when he realized that it was as an artist that he was to distinguish himself is uncertain. It was his success in min- ing ventures that first brought him be- fore the Colorado people. He had, however, already exhibited pictures in the East that attracted very favorable comment. In 1871 he went to Paris, spending five of six years there and In MUniCh, studying under Pelouse and Lamblnet. He went as the protege of the wealthy shoe manufacturer, James H. Burr. When he returned ~ the United States he won recognition by his paintings. Then he went to California, ~ot to paint, but to mine. He-,was not very successful in mining and devoted some time to painting, One of his best pic- tures is of Mount Shasta, painted aV this ~lme. In the early 8~Ys he came to Denver. For many years he Hoed at the Wind- sor hotel, and C. H. Morse, proprietor of the Oxford hotel became one of his best friends. Mr. Merse has several ef his pictures, one a view of the Mos- quito range, and another a train of burros. Mr. Mor~ says that Mr. Young was first. "to pen the Aspen min- ing district. That was seem after he we have gone we have seen smiling, happy and contented faces, and have heard the cheers of school children from one end of this state re the other. "Here, I am greeted in this, the first capital under your constitution--a con- stitution that dedicated the territory of California to liberty and union for- ever--(great applause)--whose l~ople asked and were admitted Into the Union of states and received the pro- tection of the federal constitution, and from that hour until now the people of California have been loyal ~ the gov- ernment and to its every interest. (Great applause). In peace or war you have been faithful. We live, my fellow citizens, under a constitution that was made for,~t,000,000 of people; and yet it has proved adequate for 75,- 000.000 of people. (Applause.) It has embraced within it every national duty and purpose and has never stood in the way of our development and expert. SiGn." Immeditely in the rear of the stand was the big bouquet of which so much has been heard. It was ninety feet lu circumference, and stood in its frame twenty-five feet high. The stem was a telegraph pole sunk in the ground. It was composed of cut flowers of every vairiety that blooms. The idea of presenting this immense floral offering to Mrs. McKinley orig- inated with the ladies of San Jose and the presentation was made to the President by Mrs. E. O. Smith, who expressed tender words of regret for Mrs. McKinley's illness and hopes for her quick recovery, o came to this state. He engineered the deal which led to the sale of the Morning and Evening Star claims to_ Jerome B. Wheeler and which turne