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l [[ l[ [ l l i l l IIII I lllll l l l ill [ III I lllll l l II i I I( IIIII Ill I IHili~ii i 1,--~ =l u i , i ~ Enteric fever Is calculated to have killed ten Britishers in South Africa ~ur each one who has fallen a victim to Boer bullets. Tha heaviest precious stone Is the ziroon, which is four and one-half times heavier than an equal amount of water; the lightest is the opal, only twice as heavy as water. mr. Brrs~ and tbo ~h.d ~rty. ~ In disclaiming knowledge of, tmr~!ei- l)ation In, and sympathy--with the t~l party movement s~ at Kansas City Mr. Bryan sl/bti|d'ndt~be taken too seriously. It may very well be that there is "nOt a word of truth" in the premature report that it is organized to maintain his perennial candidacy for the office of President, or that he Is the author of its declaration of principles. This, however, proves notl~lng as re- gards Mr. Bryan's future identification ,with this movement, should it become sufficiently important to warrant him In assuming its leadership. I What Mr. Bryan may find it to his The 38th anniversary of the estab- political interest to do now or at some lishment of a territorial government future time in the matter of party af- for Arizona was marked by the dedi- flliati~s As of much more interest to cation of the new capital at Phoenix. / the people of the South than to those of Governor Murphy presided. I the North. The present disorganization " Pope Leo XIlI. has Just reorganized i of the Democratic party in the South his historic bodyguard. These gentle- men always accompany the pope in his walks and attend him at all public functions. Leo XlII. has increased the eorlm from eighty to 340 in number, end has placed them at the head of the Vatican troops. The numerous islands of the Pata- gonia archipelago are covered with evergreen forests capable of supplying I immense quantities of Valuable timber, I while the mountain ranges, being of{ the same geological formation as those t of Chili and Peru, are probably rlch{ in mineral resources, l ! A passenger train on the Minne-! spells, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Railroad was recently delayed an hour ~by heaps of Russian thistles which had 'been blown upon the track by heavy winds. The thistles were caught on the wire fences along the right of ~ay, I where they collected in bunches in! much the same manner in which snow drifts into rallread cuts. The king of Italy has Just asqulred the lsland of Monte Cristo, the scene of Dumas' thrilling romance, as a hunt- ing ground. It is about six miles in extent, and abounds in fur and feather. There are to be found the wild boar, the wild goat, the mouffion, hare and f pheasant. When he was Prince of No- I pies the king used to often go hunting I on the island, which then belonged to the Marquis de Ginori-Lesci. Colonel James G. Milner, once assist- ] dtnt secretary of the confederate navy, when he died at Milford, O, on Tues- day, had in his trunk a million dollars~ |n confederate bonds and money. Had he sold these to collectors he would not have been so poor that his wife'sl burial and his own need be at the charge of friends, as was the case. Colonel Mllner's wife, 80 years old, died three weeks before him; a neigh- bor then took him to her home, where the desolate man died at the age of 82.' The board of health of the city of l]alveston is arranging for a large sup- ply of oil from the Beaumont wells to be used in fighting mosquitos. The ell is due almost wholly to his insistence upon the financial and economic here- ales which he introduced, and which, under his disastrous leadership, be- came for the time being Democratic doctrine. It cannot have escaped the knowledge of Mr. Bryan that so fax as the South is concerned his continuance lu Democratic leadership, even to the extent of being permitted to exercise a strong personal influence in shaping the party policy or iu the selection of cam]idates, would render it impossible for the Democratic party to carry more than two or three southern states on a fair count of ballots cast. Certainly one-third, an4 perhaps one-half of the l ballots cast for him in the South in the last presidential election were unwlll- lag votes, which he would not have re- ceived If those who cast them had not felt sure that his election was Impos~l- ble in any event, and that for r~asous wholly independent of his candidacy it was expedient to cast Democratic bal- lots. This condition precludes the idea of his again becoming a candidate of the Democratic party, or of retaining the measure of influence as a leader which would satisfy his ambition or give'the scope for his restless energies which these must have. He is used to defeat, and probably at no time really expected to be elected, but he has whol- ly lost the-habit of retirement within the sphere of private citizenship, and we imagine he had rather lead a for- lorn hope and so keep in the public eye than disappear from notice and con- tent himself with a commonplace life of modest obscurity. If the wealth and intelligence of the South have any voice in the matter Mr. Bryan can have no further recogni- tion as leader of the Democratic party. It should not be forgotten, however, that he still has a following in the South which is numerically strong, and which is allied with the Democracy only because such alliance seemed to promise it an advantage which it has not realized and from which Democra- will be distributed in all the stagnant cy has gained no benefit. That each pools in the city, sprinkled on the sur- should deslre separation is only natu- face of water ia the gutters, and dis- trihnted free to owners of open cis- terns for use in destroying mosquitos and the fever-breeding germs which collect in the ponds. Experiments ', made by the board of health have dem- ral. Sl~ould they drift apart Mr. Bryan could gain no advantage from remain- ing with the Democratic party. HIS friends and followers, in whose loyalty resides ~11 the political strength he onstrated the virtue of crude oil as a' ever had, would have left the party sanitary measure if properly used and and swarmed by themselves. Consti- petroleum water as healthful and tuted as he is, it is scarcely possible nourishing for drinking purposes. I that he could remain a Democrat with- Agents of the German government out influence or following when the are scouring Arizona for horses for PSpulists and Socialists had taken up use in the army. Several days ago they closed a deal with ranchers in thet northern and central parts of the ter- ritory for several hundred head. and will buy as many more. The Arizona range horse is peculiarly adapted to hard campaigning. The stock comes of excellent blood. Indeed of such quality Is the Arzona horse that United States army buyers prefer him when the discarded standard emblazoned with the shibboleths of his two unsuc- cessful campaigns and formed a party to teach and preach them and fight for t~em. It is not to be expected that so shrewd a politician as Mr. Bryan would be found ostensibly identified with the Kansas City movement In its he can be secured, to the product of incipiency. Common prudence would any other region. The heavy demand, i suggest to him the wisdom of waRing however, of the past three years has until the movement has'takenf shape drawn heavily on the Arizona horse ranges, and prices have risen. /Army buyers are paying from $25 to $55 and getting horses from three to five years old. Pennsylvania Is the latest state that is trying to encourage and regulate! marriage by new methods. Represen- tative Roth of Lehigh, introduced a bill and effected an organization of some sort. But itqs inconceivable that he is not with them in spirit. A company of Populists, Socialists. Communists. public ownership advocates, single tax- ers, Silver Republicans, cranks, mal- contents and Bryan Democrats could not very well unite on any other leader than Mr. Bryan, and if he Is not with in the state legislature lately which provides that a male citizen of Penn-i them he will be, should the movement sylvania over forty years old, making ~ survive the pangs of birth, for the ex- application for a marriage license shall cellent reason that by that time he pay to the clerk of courts a license of wilt have no other place to go, po~tic- $100. This is to be turned Into the ally. So far as the South is concerned, state treasury for the purpose of main- z the Democu~ats are fully reconciled to taining homes ~or women over forty the loss of their Populistic allies. They years old, who have not had a suitable brought the party pelt little strength opportunity or offer o~ marriage and ] and to hold them the South must con- have not means sufficient to keep tinue to oppose the policies which are themselves In clothes and spending ! money. Any bachelor over forty years in the highest degree essential to its old who shall go outside of the state~tIndustrial and commercial develop- for a wife hall pay $100 into the meat. It has done ~his as long as it is state treasury. The act is irrevocab'.e and can never be repealed without the; consent of, the ~a:lority of the old we- I men wl~: have bee~L ~egularly admitted I to the homes establishefl for them. I ! The negro population of the United willing to. Safer and more useful alli- ances are open to the southern Demo- crats and they are wise enough to see that Mr. Bryan and his friends are much better fitted to organize a third party than to remain as a millstone around the neck of the Democracy. We States is not diminishing, as many recommend to the members of the suppose, but is on the gain. The per- centage of increase since-L~90, accord- Kansas City convention Bryan and fag to the census of 1900, is 13.78, Tillman as an ideal ticket with which which is a greater percentage of in- [ to go,before the country in 1904. crease than that of the previous dec- ado. The actual figures, according to ] The Philippine Civil Service. the latest census are as follows: Col-1 Nothing, in its way, could be more ored population, 8,500,000; increase. | explicit and gratifying than the letter 1,029,960. That is the largest increase ~ of Judge Taft tb Mr. Fonlke of In- shown by any census since 1790, ex- ! dianapolis, respecting the c.lvil service epting that of 1880, when the gala In qlt~ Phlll~I)ines. It appears to have was 1,700,784, been written to repel some ~ur~ous rumors that the places in the civil ser- vice were going by favor. It does that very successfully. It is as evidently candid as it is explicit. It sets forth that all the places In the civil govern- ment, except those of the provincial governors, have been and will be sub- Jected to competitive examinatlon; that is to say, that some test of merit is to be applied, and that favor is not to count at all. Judge Taft's letter is of particular importance as showing the depth of his own interest in the subject. As governor geheral of the islands, it would he 1~ his power to do much to- ward turnlng Into farces any regdla- ttons he might desire to disregard. But he shows that he partakes the opinion of those Americans who have all along considered that the real test of our capacity to administer colonial possessions would come after the troops had been withdrawn, or put in subjection to the civil authorities. In the officers of the army we have a class of public servants who have al- ready for years been undergoing a searching competitive examlnatlon, n puttlng them provisionally in charge of civic matters we " have complied with the advice of Mr. Kipling to "send forth the best we bL~ed." But there was a distinct danger that, in filling the civil offices we should be in dangdr, "because of their lmportun. ity," of sending forth the worst we bred. A man who has been a success at home is not apt o be looking for an office in the archipelago. A man who has been a failure at home is a much likelier applicant. If the~ appoint- ment were to go by favor, he would have the "influence" in his behalf ot all those who had carried the burden of supporting him, and who hoped, by shipping him to Manila at the public cost, to get rid of him once for all. A competitive examination is the .only effective barrier against him. And it Is evident that Governor Gener~ Taft will not lower it to please anybody. Indeed, he would be a fool if he did. But it seems from his letter, as we .should have expected, that his dmcial superiors, the President and the sec- retury of war, have warmly sympa- thize4 with his efforts to get rid alto- gether of the element of "pulr' in man- ning the new government. The testing of merit is even more necessary In the Philippine civil ser- vice than in tha at home, because the American applicants have no "neigh- borhood repute" out there, and their reputation at home is liable to be fal- sified, in the manner and for the pur- pose we have suggested. As to the Filipinos who are to be admitted, ac- cording to the President's promise, to "the largest possible participation" in their own government, their examina- tions will doubtless consist largely of an ascertainment of what their stand- ing among their neighbors really is. But, at any rate, we seem to h~ve made 1 certain that the gover~mc-~nt of the archipelago will be adminis- tered by the ~hen who have shown the most promising indications of being able and fit to administer it. That is a great point gained, and a great dan- get escaped. Views of a Missouri State~am~ The Hon. ChamP. Clark, one of the most illustrious Democrats in Pike county, Missouri, was found in New Orleans the other day by a reporter of the Times-Democrat. It seems that the Pike Pitt has lectured on "Picturesque Public Men" 1t3 times, "in twenty- four states and territories," and he still lives. Naturally the talk of Mr. Clark to the reporter played about picturesque public men. First, great- est, freshest of them all, the Hen. Joe Bailey of Gainesvtlle, the Janitor of the constitution. It warms the blood to hear one great man praising an- other: "Bailey will be President of the United States some day. Every one of sense admires him except those who are Jealous of hlmJ' Mr. Bailey can afford to say of Mr. Clark what Mr. Clark says of him. Every one of sense admires Mr. Clark except those who are Jealous of him, and Mr. Clark's chances of being President are about as good as Mr. Bailey's, except that the Texan Is or tenderer years. Of a slightly elder soldier, not a bet. tel the pride of Pike says: "As for Wlllla~ ;fennings Bryan, he will either be nominated three years hence by the Democratic national con vention or he will dictate the name of the man who will be nominated. Iie is young enough to run at seven dif- ferent presidential elections. I really expect to see him elected to the pres- idency." Having thu~ conferred the presi- dency upon two picturesque public men, Mr. Clark felt at liberty to be picturesque himself. "lIow do you re. gard the decision of the Supreme Court in the insular cases?" he was arked. Let the m ~,rmldons and minions of Imperialism ponder and tremble at his reply: "There isn't a lawyer in the United States that is fit to try a replevln case about a hog in a court of the Justice of the peace who does not know that decision is preposterous. Instead of Settling the muddle, the decision itself will become a political issue In ~6 next campaign." TELLURIDE STRIKE SETTLED BY A WRITTEN AGREEMENT Denver, ;Iuly 7.--The strike at Tel- luride is over and the operation.of the Smuggler-Union mine is to be resumed at once. Telegraphic dispatches to that effect were received by Governor Orman yesterday afternoon shortly before 6 o'clock at his residence, 1340 Pennsyl- vania avenue, about an hour after he left his desk at the state house. 'Phe infm-mation that the strike is ~o be declared off was telegraphed to him in a message signed by Lieutenant Governor D. C. Doates, Judge Theron Stevens of O~ray, Judge of the Sev- enth Judicial district, in which Tellu- ride is located, and Arthur L. C~llins, manager of the Smuggler-Union mine. The first two were members of the spe- cial committee sent to Telluride th~ ~atght of July 4th by Governor Orman, to effect an amicable settlement of the trouble If possible. The first message giving notice that the trouble was all over, read as fol- lows: Tellurlde, Colo., July 6, 1891. Gover~or James B. Orman, Denver, Colorado. Conference Just closed and agree- ment ~ade which ends entire trouble satisfactorily. Strike will be officially declared off and operation, of mine at once resumed. D. C. COATES, THERON STEVENS, ARTHUR L. COLLINS. To-day has been one of anxiety with the permanent population of Tellu- ride, but the strain was relieved about 5 o'clock in the afternoon, when mem- bers of the citizens' committee who had been in consultation with T. J. Sullivan and O. M. Carpenter, on be- half of the union, and Manager Ar. thur L. Collins of the Smuggler-Union mines, in one of the rooms of the Sher- idan hotel, came down to the. office and announced that an agreement satisfac- tory to both sides had been reached. The Joyful news spread quickly throughout the city, and it was re- ceived with great enthusiasm, espe- cially among business men and prop- erty owners, who recognized the seri- ous consequences to the town should the strike continue and other proper- ties than the Smuggler close down, as has been threatened. The band was summoned to the front of the hotel, where I discoursed patriotic tousle for a couple of hours, and there was general rejoicing. The full text of the agreement, re- duced to writing and signed by repre- sentatives of both parties, is as fol- lows: "Telluride, Colo., July 6.--Thls memorandum of agreement on this 6th day of July, A. D. 1901. entered into between the Smuggler-Union Mining Company and Local Union No. 63 of the Western Federation of Miners of the county of San Miguel and state of Oolorado, witnesseth: "That the differences heretofore ex- isting between the parties hereto have been amicably adjusted on the follow- ing basis, to-wit: "First--The union expresses its en- tire disapproval of the recent out- rages. "Second--The company agrees not to discriminate against the union nor the members thereof, and the union and the members thereof undertake to not interefer wih nor molest non-union men "Third--The company agrees to let the secretary or president of the local union have full access to its surface property at all reasonable hours; pro- vided, that the work of the men is not ln~cerfered with. "Fourth--The nnion agrees to use all its influences to stop the illicit selling of liquor Lu Marshall basin oz" around the mine. " "Fifth--,The company is to have the right to let eontrac-ts to any men who wish to take them. All such contracts to be on printed forms, which are here- after to be drafted by J. H Murphy, representing the union, and Jacob Filltus, representing the company. Such contracts are to be for the per- led of one month, at the end of which time the work done under the terms thereof shall be measured up, and if it shall appear that the conractor has ! COLORADO NOTES. Dr. Cherrie and associates are Ing a ten-ton ice plant in Canon The new Antlers hotel at Springs will be run strictly on European plan. Late reports from many sources dicate a heavy cantaloupe crop in the Arkansas valley. A fifth sub-station of the postoffice is to be established, on Capitol hill, and three new added to the force. Benjamin Pettingell of claims to have invented a method which nitro-glycerine can be fired from a cannon. William H. Snider, one of the ers of the Manitou Grand Caverns died at Manitou on the 6th instant, the age of fifty-three. Denver hotels are reported full overflowing with tourists. Tim Palace, after placing many cots, compelled to turn people away. In excavating for the basement of new building at the corner of teenth and Lawrence streets, the workmen found the tooth of mastodon. There was a very large , at the opening of the Chautauqua sembly at Boulder, July 4th. The tion was delivered by Father of Denver. The new law permitting the lnfllc~ tion of the death penalty for went into effect July 1, but the quo- tations do not show any rise in price of hemp. At Ouray, on the Fourth, in the rain. not earned $3 or more per shift, the era' double-hand drilling contest~ company undertakes or agrees either i Hupps and Lindquist drilled in to pay off the contractor at the con- I regulation contest time 39 inches tractor at the contract rate or to raise the contract price pro rata. This is to say, the price for the work will be raised so as to make it equivalent ta $3 per shift for future work of the same character. "Sixth--If the president of secretary of the union shall at any time repre- sent to the management of the mine that any contractor Is inefficient or dangerous to the safety of ~ther work- men, or unable to carry out the re- quirements of the contract or agree- ment, the management agrees to, at once, measure up the amount of work already done by such contractor, and in the event of sv'h amount of work betas less than at the rate of $3 per shift, the company will pay him as is provided in paragraph five of this memorandum of agreement. "Iu witness whereof the Smuggler- iGunnison granite. The club women of l~enver are sidering the erection of a handsome building for club purposes, with an. auditorium in it to seat in the neigh~ borhood of 1,000 people. W. F. Bailey, formerly general senger agent of the Colorado has been appointed manager of railroad department of Rand, & Co., publishers of Chicago. The American Microscopical will meet in Denver at the same time: with the American Association Advancement of Science. One hundred. members are expected to be present. The Glen Park Chautauqua at mer Lake was opened July 5th, Presl- den~ Main of Iowa College delivering:. the opening addl~SS. Present condi*~ tiGriS indicate an exceptionally success- Union Mining Company has caused its ful assembly. named to be fixed by its general man-There were fifty-nlne cases of diph- ager under the seal thereof, and the therla in Denver during the month of local union, No, 63, hus aWthorized its June, as co~.nl)ared with fourteen the president and secretary to execute this year previou%, and the health commls- agreement on its behalf and to affix slo~er has instituted an investlgatlo~ hereto the seal of the union. "Done in the city of Telluride, San to try to find out the causes. Mtguel county, state of Colorudo, this Pretty four-year-old Esther 6th day of July, A. D. 1901." of Denver was killed instantly on d~l'4"~*d'4q'4~+q-4~l.+-l-++-F+q-~l- +-F+-F+@~+q. ++ +q.+ +@ +@++~l.+ OPENING OKLAHOMA INDIAN RESERVATIONS Washington, July 8.--The proclama- tion of President McKinley opening to settlement the lands ceded by Indians in the territory of Oklahoma, was given to the public yesterday. The proclamation covers the cessions made by the Wichita and affiliated "bands of Indians, in accordance ~'itb the act of Maxeh 12, 1895, and those made by the Oomanche, Kiowa and Apache tribes in pursuance of the act of Juno 3, 1900. The proclamation provides for th~ op~nlng of the lands in those reserva- tions which are not reserved at 9 o'clock a. m. on the 6th of August next, the lands to be open for settle- ment under the homestead laws of the United States. The proclamation says that begiu- !aing 9n the 26th. those who wish to make eh,ry of lands under the home- stead laws shall be registered. -Tile registration will take place of the land offices at Reno and Lawton. The reg- istration ai each office will be for both land districts. Registration cannot be effected through the use of the mails or the em- ployment of an agent, excepting that honorably discharged soldiers and sail- ors may present their applications through an agent, no agent being al- lowed to represent more ths:n one sol- dier. No person will be allowed to register more than once. After being registered applicants will be given cer- tificates allowing them to go upon the ceded lands and examine them in or- der to aid them in making an intelli- gent selection. It Is explicitly stated fhat "no one will be permitted to make settlement upon any of the lands in advance of the opening provided for," and the statement is added that "during the first sixty daYs following said opening, no one but registered applicants will be permitted to make homestead settle- ment upon any of said lands, and then only in pursuance of. a homestead en- try, duly allowed by the local land of- fleers, or of a soldier~' declaratory statement, duly accepted by such offi- cers. The order of the applications is to be determined by drawing, the plan for which is described as foll,~ws: "The order is which, dt~lvg the first sixty days following the opening, .the registered appllcants will be permitted to make homestead entry of the lands opened hereunder, will be determined by draw|ngs for both El Reno and Lawton districts publicly held at the United States land office at El Reno. Oklahoma. commencing at 9 o'clock on Monday, July 29. 1901. and coutinutng for such period as may be necessary to complete the same:' DRIVEN INSANE BY HEAT IN NEW YORK [ New York. July 7.--With a record of I, over a thousand deaths due directly to the heat and three times that number of prestl~ations, the week just passe~ has been anything but a happy or com- fortable one for New Yorkers. The conditions here have been simply ter- rific, and unte~s one has experienced a "real New York hot spell" it is hard to realize just what it means. If it had not been for the thunder'storms whiten tempered the hot wave during the lat- ter part of the week the deaths, sui- cides and insanity ca~es wo~uld have been more than three times the number now recorded. Driven mad by their terrific suffer- ings scores have committed suicide. A woman, insane from the terrible con- ditions, took uer three little once to the river side and threw them from the pier into the u-ater below and then Jumped after them. The woman and two of the children were rescued and are now in a hosp4tai, but the other little one fell a victim to her mother's insane delusion. Jessie ~[orrison 8enteneed. Eldorado, K~n., July 7.~Jessle Mor- risen; convicted of manslaughter m the second degree for the murder of Mrs. 4~lara Wiley Castle, on June 22, 1900, was yesterday sentenced to five years in the penitentiary In close con- finement at hard labor. Miss Morrison took the sentence calmly, and returned to her cell with steady step. She will be taken to Lansing at once Judge Aikman over- ruled successively motions for a new trial, for postponement of sentence and for arrest of judgment. Court ad- journed to September. when Miss Mor- rl~on's attorneys will file a bill of ex- ceptions and take an appeal to the I~t~t~ S~tpreme Court. 5th instant, by a d~:namite torpedo~ which had been carelessly dropped l~L the yard the day before by Fourth of' July celebrators. It exploded in her" mouth. Chancellor H- A. Buchtel of the Uni- versity of Denver reports that the unI~ verslty had 878 students last year in. all departments, a gain of 248 over the preceding year. He says the at- tendance wlll easily reach 1,000 thls. fall, From all parts of the state come the- usual reports of Fourth of July acci- dents. If all the victims could be' gathered in one crowd it would furnish an appalling object.lesson, for ther~ would be fully 10(3 sufferers, some very seriously hurt. A. L. Cassidy was shot and killed on the 7th instant while tryiiig to escape. from Policeman J. J. McDonell. Cos- sidy had injured Howard Fisher in a saloon quarrel and was arrested by , McDonell, who fired at him wl~en he. o tried ~o run away. President McKinley has signed the- following Colorado commissions: Per- ry Hobkirk, receiver of public moneys at Del Notre; David C. Fleming, red- Only once before in the last ten years [ lster of the land office at Sterling (re- appointed)'; Charles B. Timberlake, re- have eo many dead horses been seen in I ceiver of public moneys at Sterling (re.- the streets. So many.died in the streets appointed). that it was Impossible to keep the thor- I Judge Northcutt of the District: oughfares clear and a short ride on a Court at Lamar o=erruled the de- street car would brlng to one's eyes eight or ten dead horses awaiting th~ dead wagon. The condltlons in the tenement see- tloma were terrible. The five and seven story double deckers were literally ov- end, with their teeming, perspiring pop- ulation. It wa~ impossible to llve in the tiny rooms and the families moved to the fire escapes and roofs. In the daytime the streets were practically deserted, only those stirring abroad who were obliged to. At night all was ('hanged. The cars carried three times their usual number of passengers, peo- ple who were trylng to gain resp4te In the open air from the terrible heat. In all the parks and along the water fronts and on the recreation piers hun- dreds of thousands of people gathered ,und slept on the ground, thus escap- ing to a certain extent the terrible con- dition~ in the tenements. Excludes Gift Periodicals. Washington, July 8.--Postmaster General Smith has decided to debar from second-clasa mail privileges the large class of periodical publications which depend largely on gift enter- prises, guessing contests or nominal subscription rates for their circula- tion. By the new regulatlons a vast amount of printed matter that now pays for transmission at the rate of 1 murrer of the attorneys of Prowers county ~o the complaint filed by the attorney general's office, in the suit to compel the payment of interest dolleet. ~d on delinquent state taxes by the ~ounty. The safe in the postoffic4~ at Manza- nola was blown open about 2 o'clock in the morning on July 4th and $10@ stolen by robbers, who escaped. It was a good time for the safe blowers, as the explosion attracted no special attention on accounl of the celebration of the day by firing guns and crackers. On Sunday, the 7th instant, prac- tically the whole clergy of Denver de- nounced Judge Palmer, who had a few days before l~lblicly reprimanded two of their number for contempt of court in eriticising his injunction in favor I of Sunday liquor selling in restaurants and permitting wo~r~n to frequent sa- tloons. Vernon Minnihan. aged two, the only child of M. Minnihan, foreman of the Denver & Rio Grande section at Doug- las, two miles south of Castle Rock, was poisoned to death on the night of the 7th by eating some medicated tab- lets containing strychnine, which its father had been using as medicine. It died in convulsions before relief could be secured. The directors of the Denver Horse cent will be charged 8 cents a pound. Show Association are making prepar- The second-class matter has grown ations for the third annual exhibRlon until it now embraces nes~ly three- i of the association. They have assur- fourths of the entire weight of all mail Ti once of a large attendance of exhibit- matter handled by the government, ]ors and visitors not only from Cole- and yet it brings in a revenue of less rode, Wyoming and Utah, but also than $4.000,000 a year, out of the el- from Kansas City, Chicago, Jefferson tire postal revenue of more than $110,- ] City and Topeka. The show will be given from September 3rd to 6th, In- 000,000. t elusive, at D. A. C. park. Great Educator Dead. Thomas F. Armstrong, a prominent San Francisco. July 7.--Professor ranchman from near Franktown, in Le Conic, of th~ University of Califor- ~ Douglas county, has been adjudged in- nia, died yesterday in the Yosemite , sane by the County Court and com. valley, where he had gone for a brief ~ mitted to the asylum at Pueblo Arm- outing. His death was the result of i strong lms for many years been a re- heart failure. ProfessorLe Conte was ~ spected citlzen, "but during the pas~ one of the oldest instructors in the few months has been suffering from a university, and had a national reputa, i religious mania In a violent form. HIS tion as an lnstructbr in philosophy0 trouble is helieved to have been caused history and the science& ~ by an attack of the grip-five years agc~