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casino )cued Ju~~ ver of th Del Nort¢ L of paraly le for thi Boom AS netted scontinuin as, Pueblt nd the el! pf postmas ~lly 1: Del adence aS : Episcopal ll sell theii md ). UNCROWNED KINGS OF FINANCE GUESTS OF KING EDWARD Vll. London, June 2.--Twenty-two Amer- ican gentlemel~ dressed in the deep black of British court mourning, repre- Senting many millions of money and vast commercial interests, were the guests of King Edward yesterday at Windsor. The American guests of the King Were the delegates of the New York Chamber of Commerce. The visit was arranged by the London Chamber of Commerce, the president of which, Lord Brassey, accompanied the Amer- ican party. The visitors were greatly impressed and pleased by their audi- ence of the King, who was just as in- terested at meeting them as they were at meeting him. The King had expressed considera- ble curiosity to see what manner of men these multi-millionaires might be, especially Messrs: Morgan and Carne- gie. As regar(.ls the latter, the King was disappointed, for Mr. Carnegie was unable to be present. From the King down all the officials concentrat- ed their attention on Mr. Morgan. Their CUlSosity was not unmixed with awe. One of the high officers of the house- hold confessed that an inspection of the list of visitors made them tremble lest Mr. Morgan or one of the other millionaires should take a fancy to Windsor and buy it. Apart from this personal point of View, Lord Pelham-Clinton, master of the household, said the King regarded the presence in England of such a rep- resentative body of American business men as highly significant of the close and friendly relations existing between the two countries, and In furtherance of that feeling he was delighted to Welcome them to his castle and make their acquaintance. After an iaspeetion of the grounds, the delegates were taken to the east terrace, where they were rec~ved by the King. They were surprised to find that the Queen was also present, for her appearance was quite unexpected. With the King and Queen were the Princess Victoria and the children of the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York. Each delegate was formal- ly presented to both the King and Queen, shaking their hands. This ceremony over, the King asked the American visitors to replace their hats on their heads, and both he and the Queen then commenced to chat in the most friendly way with the little group. The King remembered meeting pre- viously William Butler Duncan and James W. Pinchot, much to their own astonishment. This little reminis- cence over, the royal party indulged in small talk regarding the weather, the King pointlug out the beauties of Windsor's chestnut trees, referring to the need the country had for rain, and so forth. His majesty regretted that the state apartments were so upset as to be invisible, tie apparently avoided business and politics, beyond reiterating how glad he was to meet so many well known men from Amer- Ica. When the audience was over the delegates partook of a small feast and repassed the King and Queen, who were having tea in the garden. The King stood up, took off his hat and bowed his farewell. The delegates then returned to London• President Morris K. Jessup said: "We were warmly welcomed and spent a pleasant afternoon. One of the most pleasant features wa~ the un- expected presence of the Queen. Both she 0nd the King were extremely affa- ble. I regard the occasion as one that will greatly strengthen the relations between the two countries." All the delegates said practically the same thing. George G. Ward said: "When we saw the Queen we could scarcely believe she was the Queen, she looked so young and chm~ming. Both the King and Queen appeared to be in splendid health, and they cer- tainly were in the best of spirits•" The following is a complete list of those present: Morris K. Jessup, Levi P. Morton, Cornelius N. Bliss, J. Pierpont Mor- gan, Jr., Jolln T. Terry, George Wil- son, Isidor St,'aus, William Butler Dun- can, James Speyer, Foster Higgins, Eugene Belaey, A. Barton-Hepburn, John I. Waterbury, George Ward, Levi C. Weir, William It. Parsons, James Mc(~reery, J. W. Pinchot, Vernon H. Brown, George Bowdoin and W. Bay- ard Cutting• +~¢4***¢*****¢¢¢#*¢t÷÷++++++++÷++++++++++.++++++ THE STATUE OF A MINER WOULD BE AN APPROPRIATE GIFT Denver, June 3.--John D. Long, sec- retary of the navy, was at the union depot last night on his way to Wash- {ngton. He joined President McKln- ~_ey on the southern trip of the Presi- (lent and was present in San Francisco at the launching of the battleship Ohio. After the launching he left San Francisco, proceeded direct to Colo- rado Springs, where his family now is. Miss Long, the secretary's daughter, Who bas been very ill, the secretory said last night, was much better. To a l~epublican reporter he said: Great Britain has a larger navy than the United States, but it is no ttner. Our navy is now perfection it- self. Modern war vessels depend largely on machiuery aud there is no question tha:t Americans are the finest ~achi[,ists in the wm'ld. 1 do not think that our machinists have their equals anYwhere in the world. Our ships are of the finest type of modern vesel and every American should be proud of the ~avy, The battleship Ohio, which has Oust been launched in San Francisco, ~a splendid type of the fighting ship. is a credit to the state whose name it bears and it is a credit to the whole Country. "If I have any preference for one battleship I think It is the Colorado, ~ow being constructed. The name, I thing, is the prettiest of any In the navy I am very fond of Colorado, ae state. Everything connected with this state is of great personal interest to me and, therefore, it is perhaps ~atural that I should lean Just a little my favoritism to the battleship that ars the name of the state. "Speaking of the battleship, I trust that the citizens of the state will not give it a silver service, that is, if they follow the custmn of the other states for which naval vessels are named, and give something. My objection to a silver service is that it is so valuable that it mast be kepl either under lock and key, hidden from the view of all ex- cept a chosen few, or else kept in a show case down below where only a few privileged eau see it and where the men on board can never see it. "I am in favor of a statue like that on the Massachusetts. That, b~ng on tile turret, in a prominent position, can ]be seen by every man connected wit'l i the ship and by all visitors. It stands i there an inspiration to the men as a loving gift from the people of the great state whose name the battleship bears• It is a constant remembrance to the men from the people of the state• "Massachusetts gave a figure of lib- erty, and, while, of course, I would not suggest, it seems to me that it would be pleasing if the people of Colorado gave to the battleship a heroic figure of a miner, typifying the state. Min- ing is the great industry of C~)lorado; with the pick the hardy pioneers opened the great wealth of the state. The miner stand for Colorado, brave, adventurous, hardy, industrious. Such a figure upon the battieshlp could not but serve as an inspiration to the men. It would stand for the giant strength of the state." Secretary Long does not expect to return to Colorado for some time, as his daughter is much improved in health and he has pressing business in Washington. ~e~,+¢+¢+¢.++÷¢-¢.+++T++++++++++++++++++++÷+++++++++++ MRS. M'KINLEY STILL IN GREAT DANGER and anti-monopolist, now mayor of Washington, June 2.--Doctors Rlxey and Sternberg both were in attendance at the White House during the even- ing, although the latter did not remain Very long. Dr. Rixey was at the man- lion for over two hours, and when he l~tt for the night, shortly before 11 O'clock, he announced that at that time Mrs. McKinley was resting comforta- bly, as she ha~l done all afternoon. ~Mr$. McKinley continues very weak. ~er condition is not greatly changed •rom that of yesterday, but each day that elapses without a gain in strength le~ens her power of recuperation. The ~tttnplaint which came near ending her e in San Francisco is still present. is in a slightly less aggravated form, but gives the physicians and the Pres- ident much concern. b llrs. McKinley has shown remarka- le vitality, but her illness has so re- dlleed her strength as to leave her very feeble indeed. It is feared that unless ~tt change for the better soon manifests i elf, her strength may become so nea:r J .eXhausted as to leave her without ral- lYing power. The news given out by the physi- Cians iu attendance to-day was not re- a~uring, though hope of better things ~till continues. After a consultation eetween Drs Rixey, Sternberg and ~Iohnston, the following bulletin was tlmUed: b"Mxs. McKinley passed a comforta- ~e night, but her condition has not ~aaterlally changed since the report of Yesterday.,, ; Oolor~do L~nd Tax Campaign. ~)enver, June 3.--The Denver News ,~ays that tai reformers throughout ~ue United States are taking an in- ten~ interest in the success of the &umxalian land tax constitutional ~raendment which the laet Legislature SColded to submit to the voters of the state at the next general election. Tom Johnson, the famous Ohio millionaire Cleveland, has offered to raise $5,000 among the single taxers of the East to defray the expenses of a campaign of education in this state, provldiug the local supporters of the doctrines of Henry George contribute $2,000 to the i fund. It is believed that Johnson, who is a noted campaigner, will him- I self take a hand in the fight and de- liver a number of speeches. A Colorado-Australasian Land Tax League has been organized and head- quarters have been opened in the Jackson block. Senator Bucklln of Grand Junction, who fathered the amendmen~ before the Legislature and is given most of the credit for se- curing its passage, is the genius of the organization mad ha~ gathered about him a large and able body of follow- e~'s. King's Son to Visit Canada. Halifax, N. S., June 3.--The Duke of York's visit to Canada was officially announced last night. The royal party will reach Quebec September 16th, '0t- tawa September 20th, and depart Sep- tember 24~h for the Pacific coast. They will spend two days at Victoria, British Columbia. Returning the duke will spend a week in Ontario, visiting Niagara and other points, will then sail down the St. Lawrence to the Thou: sand Islands, go thence to Montreal, and embark here October 15th for Eng. land. Drowned at the Park. Denver, May 3.--Wll~am E. Thoute was drowned yesterday afternoon in the lake in the City park by the sink- ing of a boat, in sight of more than a thousand people. He was in a beat with John B. Goodman and Walter F. Shimpf wbea the boat was upset by incautious movements. T houte could not swim, and although his compan- ions did ~their best to rescue him it wae without avail. Thoute was twent~yo seven years old and unmarried. WASHINGTON GOSSIP. The secretary of war has decided that Geueral ]~osecr.ms conceived the plan for the rvlief of Chattanooga by military oper.~tions iR Lookout valley in October, 1S(;3. Colonel Youngblood of Alabama, au- ditor of the treasury departnlent, has resigned and the president appointed B. A. Piersou, assistant auditor for the same department, to succeed him. The conlmissioner of the general land office recently recolnmendcxl that 2,934 additional head of cattle and horses be allowed to graze in the South Platte forest reserve, Colorado, and 368 addi- tional head of eatlle and 123 horses in the Pecos river forest reserve, New Mexico. Secretary Root has decided that all of the second lieutenauts of cavalry who were such February 20th last and all of the second lienten'lnts of infant- ry who were such at the date of the organization of the volunteer army ill 1900, shall be at ouee promoted to the rank of first lieutenant. Dr. Charles Edward Mnnroe, senior dean of the Colulnbian University, Washington, has received a decoration from the Sultan of Turkey, it being that of commandant of the order of Medjidia. The order was founded in honor of the father of the present Sul- tau. and it is the rarest honor of the* kind conferred by the Ottoma~t gay. ernment. A statement prepared nt the treas- ury department shows that the re- ceipts from customs duties collected upon articles hnported into the United States from the Philippine islands from April 1, 1899, to March 31, 1901, were $1,004.917. Of this amount $$66,. 942 came from sugar, $119,539 from cigars ~d the remainder from miseel- laueous articles. Consul Skinner at Marseilles, France, reports that the French colonial sys. tern has been developed so that France will soon be an exl)orter of wheat, but will continue to import a considerable quantity of Texas wheat, which is re. quircd there for the manufacture of macaroni• He asserts that the acqui- sition of the Philippines puts the United States in a position to control the soap trade of the world. The United States Supreme Court has affirme~l the judgment of the Supreme Court of the state of Washington in the case of Charles "W. Nordstrom, un- der sentence of death on the charge of murder committed in that state, and directed that the mandate be issued al once. The case has become famous by reason of the fact that Nordstrom's death sentence has been: postponed for nine years by reason of legal complica- tions. The Supreme Court has confirmed the action of the Supreme Court of Utah in the case of the Commercial National Bank vs. Ahna D. Chaml)ers, treasurer of Weber co~mty, Utah. The assessor refused to deduct from the bank's assessment the tax on $19,000 worth of property in Idaho and Call- fornia. The bank paid the real estate tax and later secnred a favorable de- cree from the trial court, which deci- sion was reversed by the Supreme Court of Utah. The annual report of Chief Examin- er A. R. Servan of the civil service commission shows that during the year ended June 30, 1900, 45,641 persons took the competitive examinations for original appointments to the classifie( service. The report instances some frauds discovered in the examination, and says it is now well nigh impossi- ble for collusion to occur without leav- ing its ear marks and being followed by summary punishment. A .plea is nmde for more exmniners and for am- ple facilities to renew the systematic instruction of local boards of examin- ers. In order to .prevent a Judicial deter- mination of the cause of the destruc- tion of the battle ship Maine the gov- ernment has taken advantage of a technicality to throw out the claim by Harry S. McCann, who was a sailor on the battle ship when she was blown up in Havana harbor. The govern- ment asked that his petition be dis- missed on the ground that it is not within the terms of the treaty between the United States and Spain or the act of Congress organizing the Spanish claims commission• The United States, it is further stated, has finally disposed of the claim, and this disposition bars the jurlsdlction of the commission or any other tribunal. Natives of all the dependencies of the United States are now serving as sol- diers and sailors under the American flag. Commander Seaton Schroeder, governor of Guam, has reported to the Navy Depart~nt the enlistment of seven natives ~#r service as oarsmen in the governor's launch. Other ha- fives will be enlisted in the navy as they are needed. Rear Admiral Remy was recently authorized to enlist 500 Filipinos, and Commander Tilley of the Tutuila naval station reports that he has enlisted sixty natives of Tutuila for service as policemen. A battalion of Porto Ricans was enlisted and or- ganized by the army more than a year ago, and is still in the setwlce. Native sailors and soldiers receive half the pay of Americans. The partisans of Admiral Schley are likely to break out again when they learn that the beard appointed by the secretary of the navy to select a de- sign for a ~nedal to be given to the officers and sailors who participated in the Spanish war have decided that it shall bear the bust of Admiral Samp- sen in bold relief. This decision has not yet been annonnced, but will be made public in a few days, writes William E. Curtis to the Chicago Rec- ord-Herald. Tlte board consists of three retired admJrals. Lace, Benham and Watson. Admiral Watson served under Sampson during the war, al- though he was his superior in rank by several nunthers. If this medal is adopted it recognizes Saulpson as the chief figure in the naval farces in thi Atlantic. but it is only following pre- cedent, for the medal granted to the off~cers and sailors in tile Pacific fleet bears the bust of Dewey. According to the regulations of, the navy these medalh are worn suspen~Jed from the breast on all occasions of ceremony, and Admiral Schley will doubtless be overcome with pleasure at the privi- lege of wearing Admiral SampsonM 1)icture over his heart. COLORADO'S CAPITAL ][~l-Weekly Pay Day ]Law. ~ The bi-weekly pay (/ay law passed at the last session of the Legislature is of interest to a large number of people in the state. In order that our readers may be fully informed as to its pro- visions it is here printed in full: Section 1. All private corporations doing business within this state, ex- cept railroad corporations, shall pay to their employes the Wages earned each and every fifteen days, in lawful mon- ey of the United States, or checks on banks convertible into cash on demand at full face value thereof; and all such wages shall be due and payable, and shall be paid by such corporations, on the 5th and 20th day of each calendar month for all such wages earned up to and within five days from the date of payment; provided, however, that if at such time of payment any employe shall be absent from the regular place of labor, he shall be entitled to such payment at any time thereafter; pro- vided further, that each and every rail- road corporation in this state shall have at least one regular monthly pay day in each and every month upon which said pay day said railroad cor- poration shall pay to its employes all wages for service and labor performed during the preceding calendar month, in lawful money of the United States, or checks on banks convertible into cash on demand, at full face value thereof; provided further, that the provisions of this act shall not apply to any corporations exclusively operat- ing ditches, canals or reservoirs. Section 2. Whenever any such cor- poration fails to pay any of their em- ployes, as provided in Section 1 of this act, then a penalty shall attach to such corporation, and become due to such employes, as follows: A sum equiva- lent to a penalty of five per cent. of the wages due and not herein provid- ed, as liquidated damages, and such penalty shall attach and suit may be brought in any court of competent jur- isdiction to recover same and the wa- ges due. Section 3• Whenever any employe is discharged from the employ of any such corporation, then all unpaid wages of such employe shall immediate- ly become due and payable, and if such 'corporation fails to pay any such discharged employe all the wages due and payable to such discharged em- ploye, then the same penalty, five per cent., shall attach to said corporation and become due to such employe as provided in section 2 of this act. Section 4. Any employe or any as- signee of any such employe may re- cover all such penalties that may, by violation of section 2 of this act, have accrued to him, at any time within six months succeeding such default or de- lay in the payment of such wages. Section 5. Any contract or agree- ment made between any corporation and any parties in its employ, whose provisions shall be i.n violation, eva- sion or eircumventmn of this act, shall be unlawful and void, but such em- ploye may sue and recover his wages earned, together with such five per cent. penalty, or, separately, to re- cover tue penalty, if the wages have been paid. Section 6. Whenever any such cor- poration shall contract any or all of its work to any contractor, then it shall become the duty of any such cor- poration to provide that the employes of any such corporation or contractor shall be paid according to the pro- visions of this act, and such corpora- tion shall become responsible and li- able to the employes of such contract- or in the same manner as if said em- ployes were employed by such corpora- tion. Section 7. Whenever it shall be- come necessary for the employes to en- ter or maintain a suit at law for the recovery or collection of wages due as provided by this act, then such judg- ment shall include a reasonable attor- ney fee, in favor of the successful par- ty, to be taxed as part of the costs in the case. Section 8. It is herein provided that all corporations hereafter organized for pecuniary profit, except railroad companies, shall be deemed to have in- corporated with special reference to the provisions of this act, and the ob- ligation to comply with each and ev- ery provision herein shall b$ deemed to be the condition upon which incor- poration is granted by the state. A wilful violation of any of the pro- visions herein shall be sufficient ground or cause for forfeiture of such corporate rights and privileges to be enforced by suit brought in the name of the people of the state of Colorado upon relation of the attorney general of this state in any district court in Colorado. Section 9. In the opinion of the Gen- eral Assembly an emergency exists; therefore, this act shall take effect and be in force from and after its pass- age. Inspectors of Live Stock. E. M. Ammons, Ass Sterling and E. V. Bowles, three members of the ex- ecutive committee of the State Board of Stock Inspection Commissioners, met at the capitol May 28th and con- ferred with the committee of stpck men who opposed the appointment of Claude H. Annis of Fort Collins as an inspector at La Junta. The executive committee decided to transfer Mr. Annls to Trinidad and reappoint M. A. Lee inspector at La Junta, a position which he held under the preceding beard. In the delegation from the La Junta district were J. N. Beaty, James A. Lockhart and W. E. Calhoun of Man- zanola, J. C. Johnson of La Junt~ A. N. Parish of Lamar, and M. H. i~Iur- ray of Las Anlmas, all stock ral~e{s, They wanted Mr. I~ee appointed to the place of inspector at La Junta because he was familiar with the brands of that district and Mr. Annis was not. The Cattle and Horse Growers'As- sociation of Colorado also eutered a protest against the appointment of Annis, in resolutions which accuse the governor of trying to pay a political debt by insisting upon the appoint- ment of Annls. Joseph Crawford, sentenced t~ the state penRentlary from Leadville, De- cember 20, 1899, to serve from three to ten yeRrs for manslaughter, has writ. ten the Board of Pardons asking fo~ a commutation of his sentence. It ts said that Crawford's family IS well ~)maected. II . I THE WESTERN FEDERATION DENOUNCES A STANDING ARMY Denver, June 4.--By the unanimous adoption of the resohltions submitted by its committe~ yesterday, the Wesl- era Federation of Miners urged the members of organized labor the coun- try over to refrain from joining any department of the military service of the country--either state or federal. The preamble declares the purpose of the Federation to uphold the rights of the toiling masses and says: "We advise the toiler to be ever on the alert in defense of his rights, edu- cate himself to protect those rights by a peaceful use of the ballot, so long au tlle feasibility of such means will Justify the end in view. When not, let us be prepared to meet the enemy with the weapons of his choice, and rather spill every drop of life-giving fluid at the point of the bayonet than submit to further oppl'eusion on the part of our aggressors. "Realizing that great victories are not won in a day, and that, as an in- evitable consequence time must elapse before the conditions portrayed herein can be brought about, we submit the following for theimInediate bettemnent of the present deplorable condition of the producer: "First--We are opposed to the ex- pansion of our natioual boundaries for the acquisition of territory populated by other than the Caucasian race. "Second--We are opposed to arbi- trary interference by federal authori- ties in local affairs, and we especially, object to government by injunction as a new and highly dangerous form of oppression, by which federal judges in contempt of all laws of the state and rights of its eititzens become at once established instead, and we further demand that all inoneys, gold, silver and paper, be issued hy the govern- men of the United States dlrectly to the people. Sixth--We believe a representative form of government a failure and re- gard direct legislation and the imper- ative mandate as the first step neces- sary to enforce legislative reform, aud therefore demand the Initiative and referendum in the making of all laws, national, state and municipal, and de- mand the abolition of the caucus and convention system and urge the nomi- nation of all county and state offieer~ by a direct vote of the i~ople. "Seventh--We believe ttle members of our organization shouhl be as a unit on all matters that affect their interest. Therefore we would suggest that all political and economic questions be i discussed freely at all meetings of lo- cal unions, and that an agg~'ess~ve pol- icy of organization along these lines be pursued, realizing from past experi- ence that it is not so much the prin- ciples you advocate as the men you elect to enact into laws, execute and interpret tile salne. Knowing this, we would insist on the local unions select- ing Inen from their own rank~ when- ever possible to fill these positions. "Eighth--We also believe that the public lands should be open only to actual settlers to the total exclusion of all co,ix)rations and land speculators, who have, by their greed and avarice, ~nded to destroy the opportunities of the great masses to obtain homes. "Ninth--AVe view with alarm the possibilities of cheap labor that con- ....... fronts us by reason of the expiration eglslators, 3unges ann executors ..... ~•. ..... ,,~- ~ -~, ..... +-- • OE tile t.nluese excluslou act, ann ae~ -mru--~,e view V/I?Ln alarm ~ne evl- , _ :- - . . .. • mann the re-enactment o~ a SUltame dent desire to increase the standlngl ............ : : --~ ............ I 111%" on Ine slB.tutes or the unlte~t army. 2X~lue Irom the enormous ex- i S " " ....... tates tnat Will Iore~er remove all pease a large military establishment I ' imposes upon the producers of the na-] Asiatic races from competition with • .'~- -, ................ • ........... :" .._ I Amcrtcan workmen and women, and LIULI. ~'llO ltt-t~, tile HCLU]II (uxpay~rS, W~ l " " " urge npon the meulbe~ of o[ganized know from historical facts and our [ .... " ' 1 labm to spale no effort to have such a own exper ence that it is the chosen ] " ' weapon of tyrants already, a foe to in- law enacted. dividnal rights of the common people, ""tenth--Believing that a vigorous and incompatible with flee tnstltu- tlons. Therefore we express the hope that the members of organized labor everywhere will refrain from volun- tary enlistment in any department of the federal or state military service. Fourth--That a graduated tax be lev- led on income and inheritance, anti property tax should be levied on land values only. "Fifth--We denounce the national banking system as an institution es- tablished and maintained in the inter- est of capital alone, and inhnlcal to the best interests of the producers, and demand that the system be abolished, and a postal savings bank system be policy of organization is the first step necessary to a realization af the flmd- amental principles o.f organized label we earnestly recoulmend timt renewed energy be infused into all our future efforts in carrying out a policy that will result ill the attainment of a com- plete and thorough ~rganization of the wage earners everywhere, to the end that co-operative effort ill the future will be substituted for that policy which has proven so detrhnental in the past of arraying the worl~nen against each other instead of combln. ing against their eommou foe." The convention expects to complete its work and adjourn to-day. # # # # # # # ¢ ¢ # ¢ ~-¢--@ # ¢ ¢ ¢ ¢ # # # ¢, # ¢-¢_ STRIKE AT PORTLAND MINE SETTLED AND. WORK RESUMED Vietor, Colo., June 4.--The reopen- lag of the Portlm~d has been the main topic of conversation throughout the district since a telegram from Mayor Franklin of Victor, sent from Colorado Springs at noon yesterday, gave info~'- mation that terms of a settlement had been agreed upon between the minin~ company and the Miners' Uniou. This morning the engineers and surface men were put to work, and as soon thereafter as possible the force will be increased to about the ~ame number of men as was worked before the mine was closed down. The Portland was shipping about 7,- 000 ton~ per month when it was closed down, and it can easily continue this output. On June 1st a contract with the American Smelting and Refining Company went into force and the prod- uct wlll go to the smelters until the company's mill, now being built near Colorado City, is completed. After that a large share of the production will be treated by the company. Since the shut down a force of men has been employed preparing for the new ore bins to be built at shaft No. 2 on a spur of the Short Line railway which is being built from Independence. and as soon as the line is completed, the ores of the company will be shipped over the Short Line road, in which It is a large stockholder. Reports of the sale of the property are not generally believed in face of a re- sumption of work at this time. It is known that negotiations for the pur- chase of the property by English In- vestors were in progress at the open- ing of the year. Ou the other hand it is known that the English investors want more Crip- ple Creek mines, and the P~rtland would be their first choice could the present owners be induced to part with it. The resumption of operations at the mine will have a stimulating effect on the district, and will be beneficial in many ways• The fear of a general strike involviug protracted labor struggles' is removed and probably will not arise for a long time. At a meeting of the unions held in Altlnan Sunday night a prol)o~ition was made which was taken to the Portland officials at Colorado ~prlngs yesterday by a e0mmittee of busiuess men. The Portland dh'ectors held a meeting and the l~roposltion of the miners was accepted wlthout delay.' Neither the union nor the Portland people wil~ give out the terms ~f set- tlement, but they are said to be the same as those laid down by Mr. Burn~ and publlshed In several papers Satur- day morning. These are: No compulsory Insur- ance; the mine to colleot unton dues and secretaries of the unions to refrain from visiting the mine on union bus. iness, and no discrimination against the union In emplOying miners at the Portland• So far hs can be learned, nothing was done )n relation to ma- chine men or firemen's wages. When the news of the settlement reached Victor to.day 5()0 or 600 for- met employes of the Portland wen£ to the mine to apply for their old plaes~, but it was glven out that no men would be hired until the mine Is ready re resume operations, which wlll b¢ Th ursday or Friday of this week. -¢- # # # # # # # ¢ ~ ¢ # ~--@ ¢ # # # ¢ # # ¢ # ¢ # ¢,, STATE FEDERATION MEETS AT LEADVILLE Leadville, Colo., June 4.--A large at- tendance from the principal eities of the state, a clear but crisp morning, signalized the opening of the sixth an- nual convention of the Colorado State I~'ederation of Labor at Leadvllle yes- terday. As the delegates have not ye~ all been seated by the credentials com. mittee, it has not been ascertained Just how many are present, but the execu- tive board of the federation states that there will be about 150 or 160. The executive board is made of ~p H. E. Garman of Denver, president; J. K. Robinson, Denver, secretary; E. J. Campbell of Cripple Creek, first vice 9resident; John Bawden, Silverton, sec- ond vice president; F. H. Richardson of Pueblo and T. C. Anderson of Cole" sembled at the Lyceum theater. The delegates were welcomed by City Attorney Bouek on behalf of the mayor, who was absent, and by J. H. Duncau, president of the Trades As- sembly of Leadville. after which speeches were made by Lieutenant. Governor D. C. Coates and others. The White House Patient. Washington, June 3.--Dr. Rixey, af- ter remaining in the White House for nearly three hours to-night, said that there had been no change in the con- ditlon of Mrs. McKinley. At 11 o'clock she was resting comfortably. 'l~e com. plaint whleh manifested itself while M~s. McKinley was away from Wash- ington, and which has so seriously sapped her strength, has been checked. but its effect has been to leave her In a very weak condition. rado Springs. At the White House to-night there is The parade was participated in by a slight inerease In eheorfulness and about 450 or ,500 people. It was head- the hope is expressed that Mrs. McKin- ed by a platoon of police and then ley amy again give evldence of the re- came a ~nion band, followed by the delegates to the conven~on and mem- bers from the Leadvllle unions as fol- lows: Trades Assembly, Printers' un- ion, Tailors' union, Barbers' union, Painters' union, anh Clerks' union• Then came two large floats bearing the banners "For An Eight-ttour Day." One of the floats showed min- ers at a drilling contest and the other miners sinking a shaft. These floats were followed by the Miners' union. and then came the women clerks of Leadville in carriages. Immediately following the parade the convention as- nmrkable vitality which she has dis- played heretofore. There will be an. other consultation of the physicians In the morning. ttope of slow improvement in Mrs. McKinley's condition wa~ held out by the attending physicians after an hour's consultation this morning in wh~fch Dr. William Osier of Baltimore Joined. Dr. Osler is a professor la the medical department of Johns Hop- kins University, and has a national reputation as a diagnostician. The re~ sult of the consultation is consldere~ encouraging.