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.qt I 8AffUAOgg b ES0EI T. ~GU~m, --. OObORADO. Tom Murray, a prominent hat met- shoat of Chicago, says: "It is a dis- grace to get rich," and.to avoid the |Isgrace Mr. Murray will henceforth give half the proceeds of his business to ths poor and needy. A French scientist has discovered that plants are very sensitive to poi- son. The higher plants, as well as fungi, enable ms to detect the pt-esenee of copper, mercury and other toxic sutmtances, which chemical analysis does not detect. What sort of a halo ought an Alas- kan saint to wear? A mission worker thinks that the frost and lee encore- I TRUE GOLD. / Yesterday the President addressed to the people a communication outside the order of official duty, yet of the high- est present and historic importance. The recent talk by Senator Depew and others about the possibility and de- sirability of a third term has dis- turbed the person most concerned; and, therefore, without the slightest trace of affection, in plain and unequivocal language ringing with sincerity, seri- ousness and unselfishness of purpose, he announces in a public statement his unalterable determination: "I wlll say now, once for all, ex- Dressing a long-settled convlct|on, that I not only am not and will not be a candidate for a third term, but would not accept a nomination for it, if it were tendered me. My only ambition is to serve through my second term to the acceptance of my countrymen, passing the face and head of a mission- ! whose generous confidence I so deeply ary bishop, when he appeared to make his expected visit at Circle City, con-I appreciate, and then with them do my stltuted the kind of a halo appropriate ] duty in the ranks of private citizen- to ~thood in that region. ] ship." No document that William McKinley Telephone poles and wires are held. In Krueger vs. Wisconsin Telephone Co. (Wls.), 50 L. R. A. 298, to make an additional burden upon a street, for which compensation must be made to the owners of the land as a condition of such use, and this decision is in ac- ~eord with the majority of the prece- dents, as shown by the note in 24 L. R. A. 721. The Navy Department at Washing- ton has received a fine oil portrait of It. W. Crowninshield, who was secre- tary of the navy from 1814 to 1818. The portraits of American naval secretaries Kow are about complete. Secretary Vehitney's portrait has not been ob- talned as yet, however. Acting Sec- retary Hackett recently urged him to add his portrait to the collection. The Philadelphia Academy of Nat- nral Science has been enriched by one of the most curious collections ever knownx--~ collection of locks of hair from the heads of all the presideuts of the United States from Washington down to McKinley. These are accu- rately authenticated and neatly ax- ranged in an appropriate case, and in ~ome instances are accompanied by family coats-of-arms. In Hawaii e~ous quantities of ducks are raised ~y the Chinese upon the edges of the ocean. Twice a doT, within restricted areas, they are per- ~ttted.to eat the young fish which swim in the inclosed coves. Fish are reported to be growing scarcer every year and by some this diminution is at trlbuted to the wholesale destruction of the young fry by the Chinese. Although 74 years old, Gideon Haw- ley of Erie. Pa., is still running an on- glue on the Lake Shore railroad. He began railroading in 1846 and has been with the Lake Shore since 1852. A few days ag~ Hawley was put through a severe examination, the railroad offi- cials believing that it was about time he should retire. To the surprise of the company not a trace of color blindne~ or dim vision or defective hearing could be found. According to a report by United t/tater Consul Grout, a recent experi- ment in wireless telegraphy off the coast of Malta has resulted in the-suc- cessful transmission of a message 134 miles. The message was received in an unexpected way, While experi- menting on a ship in the open sea the operators were surprised to receive a message in Italian asking the position of their lhip. It was afterward found t~t the ~nessage came from an Italian wax vessel at Syracuse. Noiseless baseball, as distinguished from the game played largely with the lungs, may not be so far distant a~ It seems to many despondent lovers of a sportsmanlike game. A graduate publication, representing a well-known college, declares that the adoption of a noiseless game would .do more good to that institution than winning the championship. The campaign motto' ~ a baseball nine ought to be, "Give an opponent every opportutfity to do his best~and then beat him!" A row- dy may resort to barbaric yells as a ~means of defeating an antagonist, but g gentleman is bound to refrain from debasing methods of ggining a tri- umph. All shining buttons, buckles and or- naments are to be dispensed with in the new military uniform for German forces. A grayish brown cloth will be amed for coat, trousers and cap. War Without glitter will be less fascinat- Ing as the years go by, and that is well. Nothing ought to disguise its real significance. Only the patriotic sense of duty will make men engage in l 'war when it shall have been stripped ~f its romance, and when its deadly purlmSe shall be wrl~en in every fea- ture. If t~here were no men to bury, nO bills to pay, war would be a popu- lar resource of excitement seekers; but graves and debts are accompani- ments which mock at romantic tieo- ties about campaigns and battleS. The woman who designed Mrs. Grocer Cleveland's gown for two In-o augural balls was sentenced to five daysin the l~w York goat for drunk- of ever signed will affect more profoundly the future estimate of the true great- ness of this American citizen now act- ing as the servant of the Nation. How petty and pitimbM it makes seem the attitude of that fast decreasing num- ber who impute to the President a dis- position toward personal imperiallsn~ a willingness to strain our institutions for the sake of his own renown! How foolish it leaves the equally mistaken few who ha~'e thought to win the grat- itude of the President by sounding the third term note within the hearing of his ears! During the few weeks past. events and apprehensions have brought Pres- ident McKinley nearer to the hearts of his countrymen than ever before. This latest revelation of his nobility of char- acter is a thing to be glad of. It puts him in a relation of sympathy and per- feet mutual understanding such as hat existed in the case of no former Presl- dent save Washington and Lincoln. It will give him a place in the affections of his fellow Americans worth more than a life lease of the White House; of higher dignity than a crown and a sccptre could confer.--New York Sun. TROUBLE IN VIRGINIA. The contest between the Hon. An- drew J. Montague and the ~-Ion. Claude Swanson for the Democratic nomina- tion for governor of the Old Dominion goes on angrily rather than merrily. There is a good deal of bitterness be- tween the factions and there seems to be ~ good deal of underhand work on the part of the Swansonians, the rep- resentatives of the Democratic ma- chine. The Monta~ues are ahead, but they believe they would be much more ahead were It not for the dark ways and vain tricks of the'Swansonians. The Press of Newport News thus de- "scribes the Democratic ward. conven- tions in certain wards of that city: "There was utterly no chance for correctly registering the Oopular will; a fair de~l had no more show than a snowball in the nether tedious. There never was a ward meeting, that could not be packed albd there are few that have not been. Last night the packing process was applied in a number of the wards. Not only did first ward men attend the fourth ward meeting, after transacting their own business, and fifth ward men attend the sixth ward meeting; not only did l~epubllcans at- tend any and all of the meetings they desired, but a crowd of Norfolk hoboes and thieves were imported and voted ia various wards, or were attempted to be voted. Some of them were thrown bodily out of the fourth ward meeting. In the sixth ward they came to the back door and-were barred from en- trance." The Richmond Times sPeaks of "the infamous rowdyism and unfairness' by which the popular wlll was suppressed at Shumaker's and Howard's Grove." and says/that "the reports from Nor- folk county and Newport News show that the actions there out-Heroded He- rod." "No party," continu~ the Times, "can survive under such a state of af- fairs~and with the fall of the party will come the fall of the leaders who inaugurated these methods." Plundering black men of their rights leads to plundering white men.--New York Sun. UNDERBELLING ABROAD" Muclt Is being made in certain quar- ters of the admissloR of .President Schwab of the United States Steel Corporation, before the Industrial Commission at Washington, tha~~ "it is quite true that export prices are made lower than prices here." There is nothing new in this, it being well known that surplus stock is often "un- loaded" upon foreign markets at re- duced prices, as 4t alSo is still oftener on domestic markets, and that conces- sions are made to retain a hold that has a useful purpose. It is equally well known that the same policy is pursued in foreign countries, and lu some of them to a far greater extent bountF in Ger- paid by the g0v- df surphts product I at lower than the domestic PriCe, U s part of the plan for maintaining th~ beet sugar industry at its height. The real question with us iS whethe] any harm Is done to our industries o~ to customers, and if so whether it is due to the tariff. M~,. Schwab declares that the pro-pose of the lower export prices was to enable the works to run "full and steadily," and he said that it never affected wages. He further gave as a reason why the prices had to be lower the high cost of transportation to foreign markets. He said that it cost more m send freight from Pitts- burg to the European shore than to produce the goods, the foreign steam- ship lines demanding a profit which "seriously affected the price of the Amer:can product abroad." There is here an interesting hint as to what may be done to lessen this cost of transportation, and retain a reason- able profit on this side. There is nothing yet, whatever may appear hereafter, m Show that ad- vantage is taken of the tariff to main- tain higher prices here for the sake of lower prices abroad. When the do- mestic demand is sufficient to keep the works running "full and steadily," that determines prices, and they are not perceptibly affected by occasional contracts for export "o hold the mar- ket." When the demand slackens and surplus begins to accumulate, it has to be "unloaded" ro prevent a partial stoppage of work, and this, no doubt operates to some extent to prevent do- mestic prices from going as low as they otherwise would, with conse- quences which labor would feel more severely than capital. But experience thus far has been that when there is any considerable exporting of iron and steel products prices here are so low that there Would be no importing if there were no protection. We should hardly import with an overloaded home market and low prices; and working off the surplus is a means of keeping up activity with little or no profit until the tide turns again. There is as yet no evidence that, in conscience of the tariff, prices are made'higher .than they would other- wise be, for the purpose of enabling manufacturers to sell more cheaply abroad than at home. It is easy to see that if protection should be removed the domestic competition would suffer, and all but the strongest factors in i might be ellminated.--The Mail and Express. Bryan's Outlook. Colonel Bryan has been telling the faithful of Kansas City about "The Outlook." He quotes the prospects of popular government as from fair to middling provided the ,Supreme Court will let it alone. But the Supreme Court will not leave it alone. Conse- quently the colonel will not leave the Supreme Court alone. The liberties of the people are in danger but "the time will come"--beloved phrase of melo- drama!--"when the people will become aroused and right the wrongs of Re- publlca~ doctrine." It seems to take a good deal to arouse the people, but there is no doubt about the colonel. He is thoroughly aroused fifty-two times a year and oftener. I[e stands upon the watch tower and works his rattle. His alarm clock is making a monstrous pother. Nobody wakes up, but the colonel will not go to bed. When he is not tinkling the tocsin he is'composing his epitaph. "If I were the only opponent of Republicanism in the United States," he cries, "I should be glad to have the fact written on my tombstone." Put it in the Comnmner. That is a tombstone, oo. --New York Sun. A B~d MiX-up, Jury In the Patterson-Hfll-Stapleton libel case agreed. There seems to have been a bad mix-up, seven for ~tc- quittal, three for ~onvicting Tom O'Donnell and two for throwing ,in Patterson. We can not see much in way of "perplexity" in the verdict, and as the senator from corner of Lawrence and Seventeenth failed, we suggest he relieve the taxpayers by drawing his check for costs of suit.-- Durango Democrat. MOle to Follow, Sh-h-hh! don't breathe 1~, but Orman ~as Just installed another nephew am bookkeeper in the state penitentiary-" ~P. S.--This is all, the last of the nephews, but look out for the cousins, the nleces .and the unappropriated members of the Clark and Adams families. N. B.--D~ not mention the San Juan in eonnection with this in- formation as Frank Adams will say we are prejudiced over getting left.- Denver Post. , FA'~STTRAIN~ FOR THE POOR, MlnhJt~r Be~udin Plans ~ ]Big Change In French ]g~tilw~ T~meo Minister of Public Works Beaudin of ]~rance is threatening to introduce a bill curtailing certain privileges which railroads now enjoy and finally obtain coaches in which all classes may be carried on even the swiftest trains. The Paris, Lyons & Mediterranean road inaugurated a new service to-day. Until now the fastest expresses car- tied ooly sleeping and Parlor cars m~til M. Beaudin, arguing that as the rail- ways depended for their prosperity up- on the whole'population, and that the poor man s time was Just as precious t9 himself as a mllHona4re's tO him, de. creed that discrimination must ceat~. fihVlN'S REFORMATION PROVES TO BE OF SHORT DURATION Denver, June 18.--Charles Gavin, Who h&s a record as a safe blower and professed repentance and religion. has fallen by the wayside. He reached Denver last Thursday from Kiowa, El- bert county, where he was tried on the charge of blowing the safe at Elizabeth last October. He announced to his friends that he had reformed. He said he had become a Christian and that he intended to lead a pious life. He added that he was going to try and get his son John out of Jail at San Diego, California. The boy was very bright, he said, and he had received assurance from his friends that as soon as he was released from the prison he would take a course in the school of mines at Golden, Colorado. The safe blower then declared he was going to try and bring influence to bear to have his other son, Charles, released from the penitentiary at Canon City, where he is serving a ter~ for robbeg.y. In Kiowa at his trial Ga~in was de- fended by a lawyer sent to represent him by the women of Colorado Springs who had become interested in him while he was serving a sentence in Jail there. His two companions, Frank Sherwood and John Conner, were con- victed, but Gavin went free. As soon as he reached Denver Gavin visited his wife who lives at No. 600 Wazee street, Later he reported at the police station, where he informed ;he officials that they need not watch him as he had quit drink and become a Christian through the kindly influence of women of Colorado Springs. All went well for three days. Gavin maintained hlmself in a Christian-like manner until last Sunday. Notwith- standing the fact that it was a "closed Sunday" Gavin managed to get whisky. ~He became intoxicated, his wife says, and returning home abased her. She called at the police station and reported the matter to Chief Arm- strong. She said that her husband had beaten her unmercifully and had threatened to kill her. Her face was bruised and her eyes blackened. There were several black and blue marks on Mrs. Gavin's neck, indicating that she had been choked. She said she wanted her husband arrested, as she feared that if he remained out of jail he would carry out his threat to kill her. Five years ago, while Charles Gavin was serving a term in the peniten- r tiary at Canon City on the charge of burglary, his wife obtained a divorce from him. She afterwards married an- other man2 .but the marriage was not a happy one and the couple separa~.ed. When Gavin called at the police sta. tion a few days ago he said that it was his intention to marry his former wife again. Of course she would have to get a divorce from her new husband in order to carry out this program, but as he had dese~ed her this was not re- garded as difficult to accomplish. Gavin kept sober for several days. It was thought that he had really re- nounced his evil life and had intended to reform. Gavin is forty-five years of age and at present has the appearance of a clergyman. He wears a long black coat and striped trousers. This, with a black hat and a full beard, which is parted in the middle, gives the safe blower a decidedly clerical appearance. COLORADO NOTES. & lcng snow shed on Marshall pass was burned on the 14th instant.. The chief of police of Pueblo has ap- pointed a dog catcher and put him on the war path. An active canvass is to be made iu Pueblo for tim state fair fund. The sum of $14.000 has already boon pledged in large amounts. The University of Denver will con- duct a summer school at the request of many students and outsiders who have signified their desire to attend. The postoffices at Florence and Reeky Ford. Colorado. have been ad- vanced by the Postoflice Department from third to second-class offices. Dr. Barton O. Aylesworth, president of the State Agricultural College, spending a month's vacation in Illl- nois. Great preparations are being ~ripple Creek for the meeting of the Trans-Mississippi Commercial Con- gress, July 16th to 20th. Several hundred boys have gone from Denver and other large towns in the mate to work in the beet fields the Arkansas valley and near Love- land. The tru stces of Colorado College, Colorado Springs, have appointed a committee to raise money for a greate[ endowment fund to keep pace with rapid growth of the institution. The annual election" of the America~ Association for the Advancement Science will be held In Denver Au 24th to 30th. This association has af- filiated with it several other societies, Work has been commenced on the foundation of the La Junta opera house. The building will be 52x140 feet, two stories high, built of La Junta pressed brick and sandstone trimmings. It will cost $20,000. At a special election at Eldora citizens by a vote of 37 to 1, ratified DENVER & RIO fiRANDE OPENS WESTCLIFFE DIVISION Denver, June 1S.--The first train] over the new Texas Creek branch of[ the Denver & Rio Grande road will[ leave Texas Creek, the Junction pointI with the main line of the Denver & Rio Grandc, at 4 o'clock this afternoon connecting with the west bound flyer No. 1. On Wednesday daily service each way will be established. A ~rain will leave Westcliffe each morning at 7:30 oclook, arriving at Texas Creek two/hours later and connecting wlth trai#~ No. 2 fer Denver and other points on the line of the Denver & BIG Grande. Train No. I from Denvar will reach Texas* Creek at 4:05 p.m. each day and will make close connection with the branch line. The distance to the mining camp is reached in two hours, but after the track becom~ set- fled the time may be greatly short- ened. E. T. Wadleigh, agent for the Rio Grands at Cotopaxl for some time past, will be transferred to Westcliffe as agent there. L~ A. Parkhurst, assist. ant in the office of Chief Dispatcher egg at Pueblo, goes to Cotopaxi as five miles in length and had grades to overcome that were alnmst insuper- able. The present route is built with no grade greater than two and one- half per cent. and is said to be a mar- vel of railway construction. It leads near the tops of commanding moun- tains and the scenery-is equal to auy presented from Boreas hill or the famed Marshall ,pass. 2~e valleys along the route are among the most fertile in the state and it is expected that shipping will greatly encourage mining development. Scores of partial- ly developed properties are on the line of the road or in its immediate vicin- ity, and for months the work of de- velopment has been progressing vigor- ously. At Westcliffe, where several of the famous mines, as the Bassick and Bull Domingo, are located, the town has assumed a new appearance and promises to expand into one of the per- manent flourishing mining communl: ties. As We~ Mountain valley is open- ed by the new line, one of the most thriving grazing districts in Colorado is reached and Denver men who are the actions of the trustees in a franchise for the use of the by Messrs. T. B. Whitted of Denver William B. Ogden and W. H. of Boulder for electric light An excursion of the Denver Chan~- ber of Commerce and Denver Real Es-* tats Exchange, 117 strong, visited the,~ Cripple Creek district over the Short, Line on Saturday, June 15th. They found the roads too muddy after snow storm to get about as they would have wished. Denver preachers and newspaper~ are having a lively discussion over the celebration of the Fourth of July. Some of the former, as well as other citizens, want to do away with firecrackers, pistols and Coy cannons. Others do not, and the latter class seem to bc on the winning side. Mrs. Annie L. Miller of Denver, who won the house and lot at Colorado Springs donated to the Grand Arm memorial fair at Denver by W. Stratton, is the widow of a Confeder- ate soldier who was a Leadville pio- neer and at one time a prominent min- ing man. Her present circumstances 1~ h " a ares c that the gift will be of gre t help to her. A call for the second annual Con. gress of Bailroad organizations of~ Colorado, to meet in Colorado Springs, on J~ne 25th, has. been issued by the president, W. J. Martin 6f Colorado Springs. This organization was insti- agent there. C.W. Heaton, for some time past an operator in the Rio Grande Pueblo offices, will succeed Mr. Parkhurst as assistant to the chief dispatcher. Work has been in progress for many months on the new llne and difficulties have been overcome that in earlier years of railway eonstruetlon in the motmtain~bwould have been looked upon as lhsuperable. Much of the roadway has been blasted out of the side of precipitous mountains and the cost has been so groat that the con- structlon was delayed for years on that account. Twelve or fifteen years ago there was a branch railway ex- tending from the Arkansas river to Silver 0lift, two miles east of West- cEffe, but the road was completely washed out by a great storm and was never rebuilt. Ore coming out of the camp has been hauled thirty miles and vast bodies of low grade which could not pay for transportation are await- ing the advent of the railway. It was to reach these ore bodies that the road was projected. The distance by the Texas Creek route is about twenty- five miles. The old branch was thirty- interested in the region are Jubilant tuted in the city of Pueblo on June over the outlook. The ores which are 27, 1900, for the purpose of benefiting prbduced fro~ the mines in the imme- diate region of Westcliffe and Silver Cliff are greatly desired .by the smel- ters,.and representatives, of the smelt- ing trust have been scouring the dis- trict in an effort to complete contracts ]with the mine owners. The district never had an outlook as bright as it has to-day and inquiries at headquar- ters of the Denver & Bio (~rande Show that many mining men are desirous of visiting the region. After the road is in complete operating order, an.excur- sion to Westcliffe for the special ac- commodation of prospectors and min- ing men will be run. Preparations are also being made for the opening of the new branch from Moffat to the growing mining ~amp of Crestone. The line to Crestone Is twelve miles long, and Cottonwood, a mining camp six miles further, is also to be reached by the railway. It is thought the llne will be in operation within a month. At present the work train makes the trip over the first twelve miles each day and freight in carload lots is also carried to Crestone. the railroad men of the state in the passage of much needed legislation. Sergeant Ivy Baldwin, the govern- ment aeronaut, who won fame in the war in Cuba. has returned to and will build a balloon and ,thoroughly test it in Denver during th..~sum/ner. He intends to make it one ttiat can be kept high in the air for a great length of time. In the fall he will take it to the Atlantic coast, where he is to coil- duct experiments with balloons and immense kites. In the District Court at Creek, John Styne, who pleaded to the charge of stealing ore Stratton's Independence, was sen- tenced to from five to seven which was later suspended, and Styne will return to work on his old Job. He turned state's evidence against Green & McCullough, who purchased the ores for their assay office at Victor, and who were declared not guilty a Jury. At a recent meeting of the Western Slope Fair Association at Montrose, the subscription committee made sucl~ a favorable report that it was decided to enlarge many features o~ the fair. MOR~0N SETTLERS' WORK IN WYOMING Cody, Wyo., June -8.--The Mormons are making wondel~ul progress on their canal on the Shoshone river, above here, and the immense irrigation ditch will be completed by October 1st. From one of the engineers in charge of tho project it is learned that $35,. 000 has already been spent on the big canal, and upwards of $20,000 will be expended in the completion of the work At one point a tuunel 800 feet long is being constructed through a high hill to conduct the water to a fertile tract of bench lands on the east slde of the divide. About 500 feet of the tunnel has already b~n completed. The colony of 1,000 Mormons that settled on the Shoshone last spring, being the first of a number of movements of church people from Utah and Idaho to the Big l~rn basin during 1900, now has over 3,000 acres of fertile land under c~tivatlon, and all under the big canal being construct- ed. There are not less than 250 fami- lies in this pioneer colony and each family has built for-itself a comfort- able home, barns, outbuildings and corral% etc. Since the first colony of 1,000 Mor- mons came to the Basin there have, it iS estimated, not less than 3.000 more trekked in from Utah and Idaho, mak- ing about 4,000 Mormon people in this section at the present time. More fatal- lies are en route, and It is estimated that before the end of the year there will have settled in the~ Big Horn ba- sin, and principally along the Shoshone river, not less than 6,500 Mormons. These people are industrious, hard- working and progressive and where t]~ey settle churches, schools and .fine buildings rise quickly from the desert and the lands are made to produce to their fullest capacity. Not only are the people building homes for them~ selve~ and reclaiming thousands of acres of land in this section, but they are engaging in almost every kind o work that will bring in a dollar. Dur- ing the spring the Mormons have built twenty-three miles of road on the Ta- luca-Cody line, the contracts amount- ing to $80,000, and they, have ,contract- ed for enough more to keep them busy until snow flies. Will Bar Unsk?ned I~bor. Denvgr, June 18.--The Republican this morning says: ']?he strike of the hodcarriers and the expulsion of their union from the Building Trades Coun- cil has been further aggravated by an unwritten law adopted by the council at its last meeting. It was unanimous- ly voted to hereafter exclude all unions of unskilled labor from th0 council. The delegates from the build- ing trades say their organizations are mode up of a class of men who refuse to be reasoned With and in standing by them in unjust demands the skilled artisans, who have spent yeatS, in learning their trades, frequently in- Jm'e the cause of their own unions. The complication arises from the fact that the State Federation of La-i bet has all along favored the organl-~ zation of unskilled labor and will un- questionably take the hodcarriers and similar bodies under its protecting wing and wage something of a war agains~ those building trades organiza- tions which work with non-union men. AWIII Expel ,,Sooners." Gutbrle. O. T., June 18.--Captain Farrand Sayers, commanding officer at Fort Sill, O klahoma, actlngundcr orders from the War Departmen% started yes- terday with forty cavalrymen to clear the-Wichita mountain land of unlawful Int~uders, preparatory to the opening of the Kiowa and Comanche reserva. tion. The government is determined to free the country of all "sooners" whether there for the purpose of rain, ing or otherwise. Arrangements will be made with the railroads to run special trains the neighboring towns and cut will be made from all points. The~ dates, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thurs-~ day and Friday, September, 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th, were approved. The recent school census in Arapahos county shows a population of 44,631 children of school age, being an in- crease of 3.173 over that of last year. Other counties reporting show a sehool population as follows: Park, loss of three; Huerfano, 3,242, a of 245; Teller, 6,116, a loss of 774,-, Kiowa, 188, a loss of twenty-two; Mon- tezuma, 813, a loss of twenty~seven. Huerfano county reports three mutes, all boys, and one blind girl. Teller county has one blind boy and Klowa county a bliud girl: The new pottery plant at Golden, be in the trust, which was ganized at East Liverpool, Ohio. patches from that place tell of the solidatlon of all the pottery plants the absorption of independent plants. The promoters of the combine are looking for a suitable site near Gol- den, where a large plant will be erect, ed. The Golden clay is said to be tienlarly adapted to use in the manu- facture of pottery. The promoters of the new concern expect to make Gol- den the center of the in the West. According to the statement surance Press of New Yo~k the paid to citizens of Coloraflo on llf~ suranee policies du'ring the year was $1,772,476, of which amounl Vet received $773,895. The record of claims of $10,0(O or more paid "dUrin~ 1900, as reported to the Insm~ance Press. is as follows:. Alpine--F: E. $to,000; 630; Edward A. thaiilel P. Hill, Lothr0p, $20,000; f 000. ' =- !