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I The search for frozen birds in a New York city cold storage house, made by the state game inspector, is ended, and it appears that in its course neariy 49,- O00 birds, were discovered, a!l of which, it is alleged, were killed out o~ sea~on. Criminal and civil actions are to be brought at once against several persons. Eugene Field's first poem was dis- covered recency in the possession of 'Edgar "White, a court stenographer at Macon, Me. It is entitled "Bucepha!uS, a Ttail," and is believed to have been written by the author in 1871, when he was a student in the state univer-i Mty. H. W. Burke, a St. Joseph Jus-I tice of the peace, who worked with Field on the old St. Joseph Gazette, haa pronounced the poem genuine. The Pullman company is arranging to establish a pension system for its ent;'re force of employes, numbering between 12,000 and 15,000 persons. Six- ty years will be made the limit of ser- vice. For each year an allowance of 1 per cent of the average monthly pay for the last ten months is to be given. Thus, employes who have been with the company forty years, receiving $50 a month, would get 40 per cent of $50, or $20 a month. Tradition asserts that the Queen of Sheba gave Solomon an intricately pierced stone to thread. He solved the problem by forcing a worm, dragging a thread, to crawl through the winding passage. The modern version is on a manifled scale. To test the right o! Chicago to call itself a seaport, the steamer Northman, loaded with west- ern grain, timber and machinery, has made the voyage from Chicago to Hamburg by way of the Great Lake~ and the Welland canal. The whi~ thread of her wake can harly fall tc weave new nd important pattern Into the maritime commerce of nations. A patriotic New Yorker, a member of the Sons of the Revolution, is l~e- paring to ~Ive to each of the public school buildings of New York city, a ,copy of colossal size, of the famous IIoudon bust of Washington. The model, made by Wilson. MacDonald, one of the oldest sculptors in America, has already been accepted. The pub- llc splrlted donor believes that love of ~ountry should be taught in the schools and that there is no better way el teaching it than by keeping the mem- ory of the greatest patriots fresh in the minds of the pupils. Naturally the Father of his country comes first. An Indianapolis correspondent call~ attention to the part played by thei telephone in a recent d~vorce case at Noblesvil]e, Ind. A Mrs. Nagle broughl sult for divorce. On the day appointed for the trial her attorney, Mr. Fippen, could not attend, and called up the Noblesville judge and explained the! elrcumstances, suggesting that the case be tried by telephone. The judge consented the witnesse.~ were sworn, and in answer to questions asked them by Mr. Fippen, thirty miles away, sub- mitted their testimony to the Judge~ after which Mr. Fippen delivered hL, urgument, tai~ing into the judge's em by telephone. The divorce was grant- ed. r Dr. N. S. Davis, of Chicago, is called the father of the American medical association, for it was in 1845, while a member of the New York state medi- cal society, that he offered a resolution recommending that a national conven- tion, representing all the medical sect. sties and colleges in the country, be held In New York cry in May, 1846. The purpose was to be the adoption o! a concerted plan of action for the ele- vation of the standard.of m~dlcal edu. cation in tbe United Stat~s. The con- vention resulted in the formation el the American medical society. Dr Davis is 85 years old, and has been x:fldent of Chicago since 1849. The remarks against kissing attrib- uted to Professor Crook of Chicago, prompted B. ]3. Wilson, a merchant o! Mount Hope, Kan., to form an anti. kissing league. A dozen married me~ were persuaded to become members The wife of Secretary T. J. Cox, of the league, has revolted and is suing fo~ divorce, after three weeks withoutkiss- lag. but Cox boasts he has not kissed his wife in many years, maintainin8 that it is m~maniy. The pledge one has to take to Join the league is thai he will kiss no woman, no matter ii ~he is his wife. "Kissing is for womer only~the weaker sex," ~vVilson says, "Kissing is a weak manner of show- tng affection. We love our wives more than those men who are all the time kissing them every time they leave fhe house. Some wives may object, bu! that will not induce us to desert the cause. My wif~ is in favor of the pla~ and looks at it in the same manner as I do.'" Paul Wayland Bartlett, the sculptor, who has established his studio in one of the eastern suburbs of Washington. has received a letter from the French government accepting his statue of La. tayetts, which is the gift to France of 5,000.000 American school children. Mr. Bartlett's design was the success- ful one before the American Jury, and he was required by the French gov- ernment to erect his statue in plaster on the site allotted for it in the court cf the Louvre, where the French Jury nually passed on It, BRYAN AND THE "OHIO IDEA." | t The eoneensus of opinion of the] Democratic press is that the Ohio] Democrats, by their refusal to reaf-] firm the Kansas City platform and to[ express continued confidence in ~Vil-j ! liam J. Bryan, have set the pace for~ the party org~mizatton in the other states of the Union. Tllc Columbm~ ldatform merely omitted all mention of the currency question, but the con- vention went on record agahlst Bryan- : ism by a vote of more hum 100 to 1. when an indiscrete fl'iend of Bryan m~ved the endorsement of the candl- dine and platf0rm of 1~). The Mem- phis Commercial A1)peal says that the l)emocraey of Ohio lies sounded a uew note, or, r'lther, lies recurred to an oh] ndte, unheard for several years, and that it has presented the matter with .'l dl-Hnatic effec~ as positive as it was uuexpeete(1. Our conlcnlporary :ld(ls: "The Ohio l)emoeracy records its u'eariness of failure aud defeat. It tnrns its back upon free silver as a dead issue, It breaks away from fl leqdership which, honorqble and well nleaning as it has been, has brought the Democratic party to a condition of nerveless disintegration. We have been h)ld recently that we must go on. ap- pended to a corpse, that we must cling to our defeat as if it were sonlething holy, that we must continue to flghr for that whicll the peol)le bare twice pronounced against, even though we know that other "uld nlore (lisasu'ous defeats shouhl follow." So also tlic Bostou Post soys: "'In refusing to 'rcaffirnl' the Kan- s'ls City platform, or re 'express con- timmd cent(deuce' in Mr. Bryan, the Ohio Den)oerats have set a good ex- 'ample to tile party throughout the country. The Democracy has swung Imck to the nloorings fronl, whlch it was cut loose iu 1896; it is anchored ag-lhl to its traditional principles." The Richnmnd Times, referring to Bry'ln's recent injunetiou to elect no alan to committee or convention unles.s he is a believer in the Kansas City ptutform, declares hinl to be a marl- plot, and insists that the Ohio Delno- crats have given llim a ju'~st rebuke. 1"~ says further tlmt- "'Mr. Bryan's leadership has not only becn a fiat failure, but it has cost the I)emocratic party ahuost its existence. Mr. Bryan has done about as nluch qs a~y one man could do to disrupt tile party nnd destroy its organization. It was largely through his influence timt the parry formed an alliance with l'01)- ulists and Free Silver llelmblieans, alid it was Mr. Bryan's idea to drive away from the party till Democrats who were opposed to his peculiar dec- Wines, and then to form a new party of all sorts and conditions of men wllo believed in Bryanism." Tile Sawlmlall ~News says that if the Democrats in tile other states will fol- low tlle lead of aide there will be no need of talk about party reorganiza- tion--the rcorganizqtion will take place without any special effort: 'The inlpression seems to be taking a firm hold on the Democratic party that sucqess is not in tile direetion in which Mr. Br.yan has been leading. aud that if victory is to be won it must be with somewhat different Is- sues and different leaders. "If the a~ion of the Ohio Democrats is any indication of what is going to take place, the Democrutic national platforln of 1904 will not be a real firniatlon of the Kansas City platforln. It will be different from that platform in several important particulars--so different that no Democrat will have any hesitation in stnnding upon it." Tlm Atlanta Journal considers that 01e action of the Ohlo Democracy will have a tremendous effect: "It will make more certain the re- turn to Democratic principles and policies as they were held and pro- claimed before the Clflcago convention of 1896. It has made doubly sure the assurance already amply given that the Democratic party will go forth in ]904 with other candidates and a far different platform than those for which it invited the support and confi- dence of the counn'y in 1900." On the same subject the Allmny Argus says: "There will be no violent reconstruc- tion, or disciplining, or reading out of llie party. The Democracy Ires had enough of that, and to spare. The par- ty will simply forget some things--it has forgotten theln already, and learned some others. The process which might better be called rehabili- tation than reorganization is quietly doiug Its work all over the country, and the Ohio convention is merely a sort of first fruits or visible evidence of the pracdical unanimity of the Dem- ocratic party in demanding that dead issues nnd disastrous alliances bc dropped." These quotations are fair samples of tlm senthnent of Democratic journals, all of which supported Mr. Bryan for the l)resldeney in 1900. They record the conviction (liar the parry is turning away from Bryanism. The Chleago convention of 1896 was ~o crazed by the fever of Populism that it refused to give even prefunetory endorsement to the Cleveland administration. The delirium is abating and sanity is re- tm'nlng. But it does not follow that the Democratic party will be neees- sarilI a stronger foe to the Republican lmrty that it was in 1900. Air. Bryaa, i tbe self-conseer:ated apostle of Popt~! llstlc Democracy. is quite competent of starting a schism in the I)emocracy, both to maintali) Iris peculiar political tenets and to revenge himself npon lhe Sound Money Deuiocr'lts. who twi~xi contributed to his defeat, li is not like- ly that sueb a st.hlsln wouhl he more than el)llen~eral, but it might lie formidable enough to accomplish iL,~ leader's purpose. The Democratic party llas gone so far into the wilder- ness tha~ tO retrace Its steps will re- quire a long journey. IqHladelphia Ledger. King of the lYlldway. It is a sadness to have to record the decline nnd fall-off of a great anti-im- perialist. A kingly crown has Lu~eu placed upon lhe poll of the IYon. VVill- ianl Jennings Bryhn .~nd tlmt 1x~erless ('llief bus aeeel)tcd the haulfle thank- fully. There c'ln be uo doul)t about tile /"lets. They 'onle fron) fl source that is beyond the l)ossibility of sus- picion, fronl the Bnffqlo Times of file JIon. Norman E. Mack. who prizes tlle .lcffersou of Nebrasktl above all other living nlcn and most dead ones. "'Hou. "William Jennings Bryan re(.eived a crown last night on his viM( Io the Mid- way." says Mr. Mat.k's org'lll, gin sha- 1,1y as if the Idol of the producing classes and the und'tuute(l tlefeqlder of our liberties had ever been treated to a coronatb)n before. The flour was 9:45 p. nl. Ilundreds of awestruck spectators were present. We ealluot trust ourselves to giv9 tlte details. I,ct Mr. Mack's paper tell how Mr. Bry- an's head the likeness of a .kingly crown had ol): "Lilt, tim comely hula hnla daucer, bestowed the crov,-n, which was a H'a- wniian lei, a yellow wreath of woven fibre about an in(.ll in thickness. As Mr. Bryan and party halted in front of tile Hawaiian village 'tnd stepped into the lobby at tlw frout, an eager crowd followed. By a lu'earranged plan, Lilt, the famous dancer, stepped forward froni behind -1 pahu. I[er neck was adorned with necklaces of beads. IIer hair hung h)osely down her back. Iler flrlns ~,vere bflt*e. Her ('ostulue ~vas of yellow silk, fringed with tiawalian g~ass. She Wore a yellow wreath on her head and hehl .'lnother silnilar one in her band. King Tobin now whis- pere~l to Mr. Bryan, who took off his hat "lad looked "it Lilt. '" "I crown you.' said Lilt softly in Hawaiian, as she placed the let around Mr. Bryan's while Fedora hat. " 'I thank you,' said Mr. Bryan, sim- ply, as he phlccd the hat with the wreqth around it on his lined." Then lhe ltawaiians yelled. The crowd yelled. The crowned colored raised ltis while l,'edora with its yel- low diadem and put on his uarmt~st lflatform "snlile. Tobiu. "King of the Midway, elad in wllite duck," led Mr. Bryan and his friends to the best seats in the theatre and then went omside "to ballyhoo a crowd by the announce- meat that Mr. Bryan was ill the thea- ter." Bat how can tllere I)e subjects and va:~sals in tlle United St'lies? Cohmel Bryan has often goaded hinrself into madness by the question. But that wag before his hula hula coronation. New that lie is King of the Midw,y lie may take a different view of things.--New York Sun. Vindicated. There is nothing particularly new in Senator Depew's address last night to the Wharton School of Politics. in Plllladelphla, but there was a good, deal of common sense. On one side of the scale Mr. Depew placed tim well-known fact that polities *, is "nllghty uncertain"--mnch more uu- certain than it ought to be. The young man of character and education who accepts a public office in the hope that it may ~rove his career, may lose hls employment as tile result of a political shuffle. But over against this fact Mr. Depew places the other, that this state of affairs can only- be corrected by party agency. Have an ideal In poli- tics. and accomplish it by joining the best party and worldng with it: that iu / the moral of the situation. 'l'hel~e is tittle encom'agement to the ed~teated nnd public-spirited yonng man to try to get an office, but there is every en- couragenlen~ to him to "'go into poli- tics'* in the proper sense--to work with his party organization for the best ends and the purest admlnlstration. Meantime rhlugs are hnl)roving rapid. ly, and the men who have stuck to the Republican lmrty as an agency of re- form have certainly been vindicated by events.--Mail and Exl)r~ss. The Hen. Annie L. Diggs. by far the cleverest stateswoman and political nlanager in Kmlsas. is not greatly im- pressed by the solemn separation which tim 1)enloerats of that state hqve put 1)e~ween thenlselve.~ and the Populists. htdec~l, she is very irreverent about it. "The Kansas Denmerats. lmw many are there of then)?" slle asks: ~uld then slle llolds np ten fingers. Well it nmy be granted that the uumber of the Kansas Denmcrats is somewhat less alan that of the little dl~ops of water in the mighty oceqn. But they know what they are about. They mean ~o have the first whack at the federal of- rices if the Democratic party ever gets" into ~ower.--New York Sun. NEW YACHL CONSTITUTION, DEFEATS OLD CUP DEFENDER New York, July 22.--The race be- tween the Coa~s.timtion and tim Colum- bia o~ Long Island sound yesterday again demonstrated that the Constitu- tion is the faster fair-weather .craft. Ia a ligh.t breeze a~d smooth water, over a twenty-one-mile ,course, the Cohnnl)ia was defeateQ four minn,tes eigllteen see,oax(L% .elapsed ~ime. Tile cruise of tile New York Ya,cht Club opened brilli2mtly to-da.y with the race for three ~mluable e.ups presented by Commodore Ledyar.d. After the all the competitors. She overhauled tlic lfindmost very rapidly, and several nlinutes before the outer mark w;is r(,acllt, d slle held a proKd position in the van. beating the Co'bnnbia 4 min- utes, 7 seconds. Luffing beautifully rom~d the mqrk. she buckled down to a pretty thresh to windward, and in this short leg she gained six seconds and rontped past the stake heat a winner of the enp. The extension of the bowsprit of the Constitution will necessitate a re-races- rendezvou.~ at Gle~ Cove ,the squadron l urement of the yacht for time allow- got mmlet' w-iy and ~teered for the lance. Rougldy estiumted, the C~msti- starting line o1~ Matinieonk t'oia~t ,buoy, tat(on should allow the Columbia fifty- where the steam yacht Revere, with[ one set'on(is over the tweniv-()llt!-lllile the regetta committee aboard, let go]course, so, (m corrected tim'e. Consti- hot\ anchor. The whole fleet was eli- [ (utica is :a winner by "1 ulinutes, 27 sec- gil~ to ecru.pete, and was divided into I ends. It should alsO) lle i)orne ill nlind thr0~ classes, schooners, singte-nmste,4t tka,~ i~ the run before the wind the. vessels and yawls in cruising trim, nnd file two cup defenders, Constitution and C~lnmbia, in racing trim. Natur- ally the principal intere:u~ was focused ou these two splendid meets, whieh came to the encounter in thoroughly fit conuition. Starting in a nice sailing breeze. which, bowever, at no thne exceeded a seventeen-knot strengtli, the Constitu- tion beat her rival, the Columbia, smartly handled and sailed with rare skill aml judgment, 4 minutes and 1S seconds over a twenty-onednile course. The first leg was eleveu miles north- east by east, one-half east. dead be- fore the wind; the second leg being a beat to windward of five miles, west southwest, one-half west, and tile thi/'d leg a stretch with the wiml for- ward of the starboard beam to the fin- ish line, one mile west from Eaton's Point light. The water was smooth nnd the wind f,tirly steady from start to finisb. The Constitution started absolutely last of Columbia w:ts favored with a freshen- ing brceze, which helped her to nult(,r- tally tessc~ lhe gap. once nearly n nlile wide. which ~eparated her from her nntagonist., Itad it not been for thi,~ the victory of the Constitution wouhl have:-be~+n fnr more decisive aml con- vincing. A pleasing incident in the contes~ was tl(e appearance of the celebrated old schooner Alnerica, which more than half a century ago won the historic CUl) for which Sllann'ock I1. will race this year. Another former cup defender, tile schooner Colmnbia. wllicb sqiled sev- eral successful races against Mr. Ash- bm'y's schooners Cambria and Livonia when they canle here in 1870 and 1871. also start(~]. The limes a~ the start were as for lows: Constitutiml. 2:46:35: Columbia, 2:45:58. The finish: Constitution. 5:13:7.); Col- umbia, 5:17:31. EPWORTH LEA(iUE PLATFORM ADOPTED AT SAN FRANCISCO San Francisco, July 22.--The relig- ious enthusiasm aroused by the inter- national convention of the El)worth League reached its euhnination at the gland meeting, held yesterday after- noon at the Mechanics' troy(lion. About 10,000 persons were in attendance and not a seat vacated until the conclusion of the sermon preached by Bishop Joyce, president of the league. His theme was "Faith in Christ," and noI lddress more eloquent or fervent has i been heard since the assembling of the convention. The committee on resolutions report- ed the following, which were adopted: "1. We rejoice in the deepening inter- est among our members in the gr(~t cause of Christian missions and cou- gratulate our organizations, llere rep- resented, upon the educational work which has alre-uly 1)een accomplished. We are greatly delighted by the corn- ever opposed to the open saloon and tlle liqtmr traffic, and we nlean to keep up our war upon t]lLq bushles~,I nntil our continent is freed from the dread- ful curse. "2. That we greatly rejoiced at the abolition of the eanteen in our army, and deplore the fact that a persistent effort is being made-to have it re,tor- e(1. Specially is this distressing to us when we note that Rvssia 4~ protesting against the cqnteen and that even Fr.ulce hqs prohibited it in ber army c'unps. We earnestly hope that wise coun~sels will prevail in free, Christian America. and to this end we will ever pray and fight." "We have learned that representa- tives frmu various Christian young people's s~eieties, among the colored churclles of the country, plan to hold a gathering in the summer o,f 1902, looking to the better development of prehensive "rod 1)ractical plans which their young pe3ple in Christian work, have been devised t)y our leaders for a [ and we desire to express our approval great campaign in behalf of missions~ of the Ulovenlent and lm'u'tily recom- and other beueolence, durhlg the I nlend it to the colored young people of colni~lg year. ~Ve urge all our chapters ~ the l,~pworth League." to increased study of nlissionary liter-I attire a~u:i to fervent prayer for thc coming of the kingdom. "2. ~Ve approve, without reservation. the plans for Epworth League exten- sion whieh provide for the systematic training of our young people ill Chris, tian work. The imlmrtance of file "'We are much encouraged with the continmtl growth of our Junior Ep- worth League; and, believing this school for the tr'iining of our youngest soldiers for Christ is.,acompliMfing great good, wouh] unhesitatingly urge all Our pqstors and Christian workers to organize our boys and girls into Jun- study of such great topics as the Eng- (or chapters wherever possil)le." dose of convention lish Bible, Christian stewardsllip aud] .After the the personal evangelism cannot be over- i' many of the delegates started on sight- estinmted." [ ~eeing tours in the coast and monntain "1. That we are as unalterably as states. COMING SNAKE DANCE OF THE MOQU[ INDIAN Denver, July 23.--The Moqul snak( dance is announced for August 20th, and many inquirks are belug received by the Santa Fe railway concerning methods of visiting the re,ion. I,ast year 100 tourists were present at the (lance. and it is expected that the num- ber will be much larger this sunmler. The Department of the Interior re- quires all visitors to hpld a permit. The nearest railway stations to the Moqui villages are seveuty-five miles across the desert, and the Journey ls nntde by wagon, requiring fern' days, in ad- dition to the time spent at the dance. Round trips, ranging from ten days to eight weeks, and inchiding many .strange sights are announced hy tile Santa Fe pa'ssenger del)armlent. The snake dance is a prayer for rain. It continues for nine days The l)ublic performance, in which live rattle- snakes are handled, occurs on the lastI day of the ceremony. The Moqui res-: creation covers 4,000 square in(los, and is inhabited by 2,000 Indians, who are grouped in seven villages. As there are no hotels among the Moquis. traveler, s are obliged to move with a complete camping outfit, providing th-mselves with food. A well-known lectm'er of New York has organized a party of eastern peo- lfle to visit all the Moqui villages this summer, taking in two snake dances and the flute dance. The party will i travel in wagons, affd will camp sev- eral times on the rim of the Grand Canon of the Colorado. A mtmber of women are enrolled in tlle party. The Moqui villages arc h)cated in n desert known as tile painted desert on account of the ancient paintings on the rocks. It is one of the most desp- late districts of the world, with little water, a dead le~el of hot sand and nc monn~nins to relieve the molmtony. The villages of these strange peoph are located qt the top of high rocks. where they were built long ago, as a protection ~gainst enemies. The strange habits and customs of the Moqui have been the subject Of ninny 'articles hy inquisitive writel~, but it is tile opinion that tile natlon is dying, as the number inhabiting the villages Is nmeh less than when white men first visited the country. Notwithstanding the constaut battle in sustaining life in this thirsty desert, the Moqui can- not be persuaded to leave their old homes for'promising fields in other lo- calities. No advance has been notice- able in the people and the customs of their fathers are religiously main- talned. It is claimed by representa- tives of the Santa Fc road thai inter- est in these peculiar people is greater now than ever before. 8TEEL WORKERS ISSUE STRIKE BULLETIN Pittsburg, Pc., July 23.--The expeet- ud did not happen to-day at Wellsville, or McKeesporL At Wetlsville the ru- lnored importatipn of men failed to materialize, and at McKeesport th~ ex- )ected attempt to resume at the I.~e- weeg-~,Vood tube plant was not made. Both points, which (ire considered by caell side to be the strike centers, af- fairs renmin in statu quo. neitller of the parties to the controversy have made any decided move. From (be other important point, Duneansvllle, conflicting reports are 'received. and the result of the quiet struggle going on between the American Steel Hoop Conlpany and the Amalganulted Asso- ciation is still uncertain, with the conl- pany's chances probably better for winning in the end. Late this afternoon the Alilalganlat- ed Association Issued it's first strike bulletin from the general offices. The bulletin gives an outline of the condi- tions prevailing nnd reproduces dab- streets of President Shaffer's receut addresses at ~Vellsville and McKees- port. In the most prominent p'lrt of the bulletin is priuted the warning words, "do not drink, espeeially if the trust tries to break tile strike by im- porting non-union men. Don't believe any one who says the mills will tm closed or taken out of the community if you don't go to work." Further on are the words: "'There were not enottgh men hi the conntry to run file mills before the strike, so all you need do to win tile strike is, don't work. Enjoy your summer sitar-down. It means nmre work next whiter. 'Phi~ Is not the time for mill work, any- how." Fifty Thou~attd Tourists. 1)enver, July 23.--Connnissioner Par- ker of the Colorado Passenger Associ- ation. Judging from the number of tick- ets deposited with the Joint agents at the Union depot thus far this season estimates that more than 50.000 tour- ists will visit Colorado this year. The number has been estimated at 60,000. The estimate is based largely on the number of. tickets deposited so far this month, the number for tbe first two weeks In July being 17,000 against 8,- (r00 during the corresponding period last year. COLORADO NOTES. Ex-Senator Wolcott is now in Lore don. The President has appointed W. II. Ogle postmaster at Lake City. The new Antlers hotel at Colorado Sprlngs will be run strictly on the European plan. There are many more people on the Chautaqua ground~ in Boulder than on any previous year. The newsboys of Denver propose to give a fair August 12th to 17th to raise money to lmy for uniforms. A new postoffice has been estab- lished at Vona. Kit Carson county, with Sarab C. ~Vebb as postmistress. The Woman's Club of Boulder has placed wire settees in various parts of town in shady places, for the benefit of strangers. While drilling a well twenty miles south of Granada, in Prowers county, Ley Blackwell struck a heavy flow of artesian water at a depth of 160 feet. The fact ttmt lhere were (alleged) Rocky Ford melons on sale in Denver before the vines qt Rocky Ford were falrly in blossom is troubling the mel- on growers. Peaches from Grand Junction and other parts of the Grand River valley are now on the market throughout most of the non-peach growing por- tions of the state. Running races will be held at Glen~ wood Springs AuguSt 21st, 22nd, 23rd and 24th, at which $3,000 in prizes will be offered. A cowboys' tourna- ment will conclude the races, in which the entire western slope will partici- pate. While John Mosconi, Ed. Gabarsky and a party of dog fanciers from Cen- tral City, were out east of Denver hunting coyotes one Sunday recently, Mr. Mosconi had his right arm badly bitten by a coyote that had been brought to bay by the dogs. The Pueblo Single Tax Club has been organized with B. D. V. Reed as wesident and J. ~V. Printlinger as sec- retary. J. R. Herman, who has been giving lect~!res on the street corners in Denver and Pueblo on the single tax, has gone west to cuntinue his lecturing in other cities. Aided by the use of electrical mln- ing umehines lately installed by the F'remont coal nline at Williamsburg, better known as Bear guleh, the Colo- rado Fuel and h'on Company is said to be t)rodueing as much coal with sixty men as it did last fall with 140. The net earnings of ti)e Denver & Rio Grande in the second week in July were $250,200, an increase of $41,000 over the corresponding week of last year. The first two weeks of July the net earnings were $464,300, an Increase of $(;0,800 over the corresponding two weeks of last year. The Pullman company in its repair shops at Denver will pay tlle 1st and 16th of each month, conforming with the new state law calling for bi- monthly payments of employes. '/'here are 300 men now enlployed, but it is expected that the number will be raised to between 700 and 800. Colored menll)ers of the Knights of Pythias from Colorado Springs, Cripple Creek and Leadvilh~ met in Pueblo re- cently and founded the first Afro- American Pythian grqnd lodge in Colo- r'ldo. There are some 240 members anlong the colored people of the state, but ~o hitherto recognized lodge. Long mountain trips on foot, on horseback and by wagons are one of the popular features of the Glen Park Chautauqua at Palmer Lake this sum- mer. A recent tRree days' trip includ- ed Manitou park, Woodland park, Ute pass, Green Mountain falls, Cascade canon and the Garden of the Gods. James Page, postmaster at 'White- water, Colorado, has informed Postof- rice Inspector Sullivan at Denver that his office had been burned on'the night of July 16th. The loss was somewhere between $60 and $75 in stamps burned, Just the amount could not be deter- mined unttl the safe was recovered and opened. The Pueblo Press Club will keep open house in CA)lorado Springs to the editors of the state dm~lng the Quarto- Centennial celebration. August 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Joseph D, Glass, the repre- sentatlve of the club, has secured, sub- ~et to the approval of the Press club ~tt its next meeting, headquarters in the Antlers hotel. The manager of the Arkansas Valley Electric Company at Florence announc- es that the concern will at once spend $5,000 in improving the local plant by adding machinery and rebuilding xorks. By the addition of the ma- chinery the llghting capacity, of the plant will be Increased fully one-thh'd. It is the intention of the company to arrange the plant so t'hlit a day ser- vice can be inaugurated, The managers of the Festival of Mountain and Platn at Denver have decided that inasmuch as the festival~ follows the state fair at Pueblo so closely they will n~)t attempt any ex- hibit of state products. The only state fair exhibtt that will be made this year will be at Pueblo, September Zlrd to 27th. This will do away with the flisplay of grains, grasses, fruits, vege- tables and furs and feathers that wa~ made at the festival last year. The snowball excursion of the Boul- der Cha~l~auquans, July 17th, was a novel experienve to many of the vis- ltnrs. The excursionists went "on the narrow gauge road as far as Camp Frances, the 1,dst station before reach- ing Ward. and from there went on foot or horseback to the suow fields on the northern slope of the mountains. There they enjoyed a rare sport, for snow- balling in the ndddle of July is not a frequent occurrence, especially for the people of Texas. It is announced that W. S. will shortly place the general manage-~ ment of the street railway system of, Colorado Springs. controlled by him, in the hands of a competent man, will virtually be W. A. Ramsay's suc- cessor. For some time the road has been without a head other than Mr. Strut(on himself, and the circumstance has elicited considerable curiosity. Mr, Stratton will also build and maintain a handsome park at Dixon's place, the end of the Rapid Transit where he owns about forty acres of land. No admission will be charged, and comfortable seats and shade will be provided .....