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I I SAe AC ettEseE T. 8AGUAM - -" OOIA~I~X)Oo 'E= France's new prison at Fresnes, some eight mil#s from Paris, is the larg~: In the world. Andrew Carnegie intends to erect a monument to James G. }Maine at I>i~ts- burg, probably in Schenley. P~rk. near the Carnegie Institute. A memorial of Rosa Bonheur, pre- ~ented by Senor Gambart, the ~pan- lsh consul at Nice, has been unveiled at Fontainebleau, near which town she dwelt for many years. The memorial consists of a bronze bull, an enlarged fac-simile of one of her sculptures; the bas-reliefs of the pedestal.give her portrait and representations of three of her principal paintings. The women of the German city of Magdeburg will honor the memory of Queen Louise by the erection of a statue of the venerated queen. Jo- hannes Goetz was intrusted with the task of creating in Carrara marble the figure of the beautiful queen. The fig- ure stands on a massive cubical base, hearing on one side the inscription: "bouise, Queen of Prussia," and on the opposite side: "Dedicated by the wo- men of Magdeburg." State Geologist Durable of Texas has disclosed sources of mineral wealth that are astounding. He says that in one county alone, that of Cherokee, there are 600,000,000 tons of rich Iron ore in sight, and that in east Texas, as a whole, there are 3,000,000,000 tons. And by the side of this ore lies all the coal necessary to work the ore into shape. The geologist makes the fla~ statement that "no country in the world has cheaper material for smelt- ing iron than east Texas." In order to appreciate the extreme democracy of the people in the south- east of Europe. it may be mentioned that Mine. Karaveloff, wife of the prime minister of Bulgaria, continues to pursue her avocation as scl~ool teacher, and every morning when her husband leaves home to attend to his duties as premier she takes her de- parture for the public grammar school to fulfill her duties as one of the teachers. She is a very remarkable woman, and has been Imprisoned and tried on charges of treason and of lese :majeste while the political foes of her husband were in office. 'Now that Rostand's play, "L'Aig- los," has aroused so much interest in the melancholy story of Napoleon's son, there will be some interest in the death of the last considerable actor In he abortixe conspiracy to restore the empire with the Duke of Reichstadt in ~his father's place. This person was Warabowsk|, a Pole, who was a lieuten- .ant in the grand army and fought at Waterloo. The conspirators in 1822 took possession of several towns in ~h~ west of France in the name of Napo- aeo~ II., b~t at Saumur the movement ws~ stolYped and the small force they had gathered rapidly scattered, Vara- bo~vski escaped and returned to ee- l land, where he has just died at War-[ saw, at thL age o 105 year The "~brown-tailed" caterpillar ha,* linen officially considered by the Bos-! ten board of health, whose members a:e ready to acknowludge that thls pest c~a produce the skin irritation com- plained of by some residents in the suburbs of that city. The insect t~ destructive of fruit trees. The hair of the worm ts brittle and barbed, and its action on the skin is regarded aa purely mechanical, rather than poison- ous. It is yet to be determined wheth- er actual contact with the worm is necessary to cause the irritation, or whether thl~ may result through the blowing about of the hair or fur by the winds. The doctors incline to the latter belief. However produced, the irritation and resultant sickness are described as being severe. King Carlos of Portugal has become passionately devoted to yacht racing, and has announced his decision to have a racing yacht built for the ex- press purpose of enabling him to win back from the English Royal Yacht Squadron the Vasco de Gama Cup in the third international race, which takes place next year over a course ex- tending from Southampton to Lisbon, that ts across the dangerous Bay of Biscay. The king is now in consulta- tion with naval architects with regard to the designs for his new racing yacht, and is disposed to have the lat- ter built in the United States, rather than in England, the victories of the American defenders of the America Cup and the recent mishaps to the Shamrock inclining him to the belief that boats built on this side of the At- lantic unite a greater degree of strength, with lightness and delicacy of lines, than those of English con- struction and design. It cannot be too often repeated that the secret of German success in so many branches of human activity is specialization. And it' may fairly be asked whether in many cases they do not "pay too much for their whistle." The days are long gone by when Schil- ler could venture to condemn the ex- clusive pursuit of what he called "bread-and-butter" studies. Nowadays nearly every one in Germany keeps "bread and butter" steadily in view. The next generation of Germans will be even more specialized than their f~,thers. THE NEW PROTECTION. I Is quite evident that the tariff is going to figure in the next presidential campaign more than it has in either of the last two. So far as there is any agreement at all between the factions of the Democratic party, it. is to be found in a demand that the Iariff he attacked. One faction of abe l)aJ~y are the old free traders, who ~are now ~s they ahvays trove been, agaLus ~ny protective features lIl the tariff; a~d another f'mtion regards the .changing of the tariff as the best means o,f ~t- tacking what they ~?all the t~us,ts. The Republicans being intrenc'hed, the Democrats have the ini.ia.tive4 and they can make the campaign .on whatever issue they please. They ha~e done this for two campaigns past, not- withstanding the a~telnp.t (xf the I~e- pnblicans to get them o~ different ground. In 1896, the Republican .plan was to have the fight on .the tariff and that may have been one reason w.hy McKinley was nomoinated. The Demo- crat, howevel, being reatly ,the at- tacking party, although the ltelmbli- cans were not i~ power, preferred to fight the campaign on the '~tlver issue, and they did. In 1900, the Repu~ivans wanted the fight to be again on the financial ques- tion, and tried all through the cam- paign to make it on that; but again the Democrats assaulted from another quarter, and made a platform which declared the paramount issue to he im- perialism. Next time the Democrats are likely to take advantage again of their superior mobility, and attack on some other front of tbe eita(lel; and the indications are that It will he on the tariff. The fight will not be on the old lines exactly, for we don't believe the Denlocracy will come out for free trade; but they will attack the trnst~ and the Republican party as an alleged friend of the trusts, and the tariff as the means adopted by the Republican party for buildiug up the trusts. The Republicans have fair warning and they will do well to trot some- thing into their platform to meet the new issue. They will have this ad- vantage, that whatever they put into their platform, the people generally will believe that they will make an effort to carry out in legislation.-What- ever f'lults the Republican pat~y may have, even its enemies cannot say it has not the courage of its convictions. There is some discussion going on in the Republican press over wliat is called the "new protection," and there is likely to be a good deal mote before the next c,nnpaign is fairly on., Now is a good time to discuss the sub- ject, so that there may be some gen- eral agreement, by two years from now, as to what the Republican party proposes to offer as a defense to the new attack on the tariff as the mother of trusts. So far as the discussion has proceed- ed, there is a quite general agree- ment among Republicans that the modifications of the tariff, when they ~re nmde, shall be mainly on reciproci- ty lines--on the Blaine plan; rather than by a general or large reduction of duties all along the line. It is pointed out that the trust which is now denounced perhaps more fiercely than any other--the steel trust--can hardly be the product of the tariff, for the tariff on iron and .steel was low- ered by the Dingley bill, and the rates ! under the trust are lower than thel rates before the trust was formed. I We do not know that snch facts would i make any difference to the Democrats in their attack on the tariff. If they could convince the people, first, that trusts are bad in themselves and ought to be suppressed; and second, thai the tariff fosters trusts; then the eoncluston "would follow irresistibly that the tariff party must be turned out. It is altogether possible that the Republicans, seeing the attack that is coming, will chauge front to meet i~. The best definition that we have seen of wliat may be called "the new protection" is from the pen of John I. iPlatt, for many years editor of the , Poughkeepsie Eagle, and a platform maker of great experience. Here is the way he puts it: "tIeretofore it was the building up of manufacturing industries which we needed, and In framing tariffs the statesmen of the period sought a sec- ondary effect that would diminish the competition of foreign manufactures. The success of the plan ha~ taken away iu a great measure its necessity. A large number of our raanufacturing industries are able to stand alone, and have taken the aggressive, tl~vading the nmrkets of the world. Protection to manufactures will never again as- sume suctl prominence as it has in the imst century. The claims of other interests present the,nselves as (~luatly important, and in some instances nmre im,mrtant. One of these interests Is commerce. Tim tariffs of the future will be arranged largely for the up- building of Amcriean commerce, in- creasing, the American earryiug trade. promoting American influence npon the nations round about us. "This Is. the new protection toward which the irresistible drift of events is pushing us. Some of our most clear- head(~l pr~t~ctienists of t,]xe pas,~ ha~ not yet been aMe to see it, ~d are ir~ elined ta plant themselwes against it. Many of ~he ~ppos]ti(m, mistaking it entirely, m~e beginnLng to claim it as a prospective triumph ~m" their theories. Tile latter are as ntterly mistaken as they al'ways have bee~n. The former are all right, .(rely their eyes have not yet learncd tO see lhe broader scope and greater 'usefulness of the princi- ples which they lnt~,=e.all :th,~ir lives ad- recanted a.nd ,upheld. "Y~rhen James 'G. Blaine, :a protee- .tionist roIn the :beginning, al|nounced tile P(flicy .of reeipr(x~ity, lie proclaimed $]ae .~q)l)roaeh of the ne.w protection. President McI,:.inley, whose name is as closely linked with tile traditimIal pol- icy as that ef lilly inlin can be, has perceived ,the. interests which we are to ,protect in tim fmure, and in his dec- larations .about trade .extension he has outlined something .of w;hat that new protection shall be. %Ve:are not going te .eot)y the example of Gr~lt Britain. If we are. wise, we shall not frame a tariff in imitation of thqt of any other country ia~ the world, but our states- men will take into eonsideratiun those thingu American which contribute most to the national greatness and strength ~Lud .prosperity, .and will use their wisest .and best judgment to so frame the tariffs and the revenue acts of tim future that advantage .shall fall t~ .these interests, while those which need no fostering care, ,or pos~ib!y some .o those which may w.ithout hamn be ch(~kc~l l~ developmel~t, ,will he left ,to ,beau" ,tl~e weigh`t ~of the bnrden. Not protection to Amea'i(ra~ manufactures, nor e~en l)retee,fion to American indus- tl'~5 but protection to all Anl(~rica-n ln- tere~s will be the k(:yno.te of .the new protection ~f th.e latin'e2' One of the remarkable things about the "'new l)rot~tion" ls That the Pres- ident is said to he in harmony with ,tile ideas, lie has ahvays stood .as the foremost apostle of protection to kmer. lean labor and American induatries and if he Indorses the change of front, the chances seem to he that it will be generally agreed upon by the pa~y. Cuban Suffrage. The Cuban constitutional convention has appointed a committee to draw I up an electoral taw and submit it to the convention. The metabers of the eonmdttee are Seum~ Diego, Tamayo, De Quesada, Maru, De C'lstro and Monteagudo. A majority of these gen- tlemen are strongly conservative, and 'it is expected that they will submit a bill which will restrict the suffrage by educational or property qualifications; ' and if universal inanbood suffrage is retained by tim convention, that at least an educational or pt.'operty quail- lication will be adopted for persons who seek office. Some of the 1)apers in this couutIT, in announcing that tile eonveution had adoIIted the principle of universal suf- frage, took it for granted that this meant snffrage for wonlen as well as for men. We do not understand it so. Before there was any woman suffrage in this country, our suffrage was gen- enllly described as universal--meaning thereby universal manhood suffrage; and we ~uppose that it Is tlle meaning that is attached to the piirase in Cuba. "1"he universality of the suffrage in ttawaii--using the word universal in the sense of manhood suffrage--has produced a good deal of trouble in tho~e islands, and there is some reason to believe that the results would be similar in Cuba. We have universal suffrage In this country; bnt here we have had universal free sehools for a great many years, and the theory is that every graduate of a public school is fitted fairly well for the exerelse of the duties of citizenship. In Cuba there has been no such gen'ePal educa- tion, and it will be many years before the people of that island are as well fitted for universal suffrage as the peo- ple of the United States. The proclamation that free trade ts to be resumed with Porto Rico should be hailed with delight by members of every party In this country. Before and since the passage of the measure Imposing a tariff upon the imports from that ishmd the Democrats have continued to declaim about the tyranny of such au act, about how it was going to grind down the poor Porto Rlcans so that they never would be able to pay their own expenses, and some part of the expense of ruling the island would always have to be paid by the United States. Now free trade is soon to be resumed, and the island Ires de- clared its intention of governing itself. The Democrats should 1)e glad because the iniquitous measure is repealed, and tim Repnhlicans are rejoicing because their policy has met with success. So it is a matter of congratulation all around, and not least to the Porto Ri- eaus. that they al'e tlO'W suttieieut unto thenlselves. After the terrrible hum'i- cane which "was the direct cause of the tariff law. it was thought that it would take ninny more years than it has for the island to recover from Its damage. But prosperity has come to it. also. and in less than a yt~u' after ~ / the tariff law went into effect the Porto Rt(-ans are ready for self gov- ernment. 'OUR CLE SAMUEL'S LOTTERY- LAND DRAWINfi IN OKLAHOMA E1 Rune, O. T.. July 30.--Oklahoma's al)lmrently as much (lelL'-d~tt'd as if co- great land lottery was 1)eVilS here in ery mau had drawn a prize. earnest yester(FD and when tile eonl- l.;nvelope No. 2 was quickly drflwu missioners apl)ointed 1)y the federal forth and ~'.olonel I)yer agaiu alp govermnent adjonrued the drawing f(a' uoluleed: the day 1,000 of the choicest of the 13,- "Le(mard I,amb of Augusta, Okhdlo- 000 1(10-acre elailus in the Kiowa-Co- ms, born in Illinois." lnanehe country had i)een awarded. In quick successiou other envelol)es Jfllncs R. VVood of ()khlllonla and ~Vel'e drawn au(l as each llallle \v'ls all- Miss Mattie H. Beals, "I telephone girl mmneed each one w'/s greeted with a of Wichita. Kansas. drew the first two volley of cheers. The other ei,~.'ht win- nunibers in the Lawton drawiug. A hers in the E1 Rum) district were: ton}ority of tile lit,st twenty lucky on,.~sI 3. Frank ]{I'O'WU, Ponc't City, Okh/- we~'e Oklahoma people. " holu/i. boru in Kansas. ()ver 2,(X)O naules hfive [)(?ell thrownI 4. Calvin Chnrehilt, Chiekashn, In- out for double registration and nlnuy[ dian Territory. who have registered twice by the uset 5. Charles 1). ~Villivm,;. N(~rm:,u. ~k- of fictitious names will, If they draw[lahnm" claims, l~se them when they al~pear t~ 6. Ollie M. Rogers, Cordell. Oklaho- file Oil thenl. [ nla. 7. Edward C. Prinee, V,'atonga, Ok- The first naule drawn from the lahoIua. wheel wag that of Stephen A. It. Hol-I 8. Andrew J. Pbillsower, Sheldon, comb of Paul's Valley, Indian Terrl-I Missouri" tory, for a homeste'ld'in the E1 I{enoI 9. John L. Brown, Caldwell, Kansas. distriet, and the second, l,eonard LambI 10. John S. Helder, Weatherford, Ok- of Augusta. Oklahouta. These two l lahoilia. ntay select the two choieest chtims inI When twenty-rive names had been this district. I i'lken from the E1 Reno district wheel, The capital prize winners, however. [ attention was tnrned to that represent- proved to be ,]ames R. ~Voo(1 of Weal[ inn the Lawton district. therford, Oklahoma. whose naule was] The first nanie brought out for this the first to come out of the 1,awtouI district wqs that of Jalnes R. Woods district wheel, and Mtss Mattie H. Iof Veeatherford, Oklahoma, and the Beals of Wichita, Kansas, who (lrew crowd again went wild. This meant the second nmnber iu the district. They "Woods would be able to ehlim the quar- will have the privilege of nlaking the ter set.ties udjoining Lawton, one of first filings in the Lawton district and the ehoieest in the entire country. will undoubtedly choose the two quar- The second ticket was drawn aud ter sections adjoining that town. These Cohmel Dyer cried mlt: "I have the are considered the most valuahle in the 1)leasm'e to announce the uame of the territory and are, it is estimate(l, worth first woman to dnlw a prize. Mattie from $20,0(}0.to $40,000 each. H. Beals of Wichita, Kansas." The day has been one of keen excite- Theu Colonel Dyer gave her descrip. ment, rel~t~te with Interesting sc~nes, lion as twenty-three years of age, five It Is esthmt,ted that fully 25,000 persons feet three inches in height, just the witues,~ed .the drawing. The immense height of Woods. throng wa~ wrottght up to the bighesl hlstantly the crowd caught the hu- pitch. The ,drawing of the first few mor of the situat-ion and thousands og names were .foLlo~ved hy a mighty throats sent Ul) the shout: "They must shout tht~t re~erl)erated betwt~n the get married." hills and must have been heanl fro' The other first names drawn from the miles over the prairie.. I,awton district follow: 3. Winfield 8. Laws, Langston, Okla- 'Inne drawi~tg lind been ~et f(~r 9] ~clock, bu,t the transferring of lhe] homa. 4. F'ileon ~Voodhonse. Ehlon. Iowa. hundtes of en~,elol)e.s hohllng the ~tppli- 5. Marvin Hawkins. Wayhlnd. Texas. (~ations from the general reeelmlcle to q. William C. Laht, Fort Worth, the wheels, which was by ]eL was so Texa,& slow tlmt it was t0:50 o'clock before 7. ttarry T. Foster, qgent for Harry ,the first name wa~ da'awn. E. Itarriso~l, E1 Rune. Oldahoma. Twenty-five frames were drawn from ,% Lee A. Stubblefield, Dunbar, Okla- the El Reno distrlct and then an equal homa. number flU)hi the Lawton distriet. 9. Richard H. Wyhtt, IIenrietta, Tex- Vehen all was ready Ben Iteyler phlced as. his hand in an aperture in the El Reuo 10. Charles C. Doss, Sl~wnee, Okla- wheel and withdrawing an envelupe, heals. banded It to Colonel Dyer. It was The, eighteenth winner in the Lswton passed to Chief Clerk Mackey, stamped district was Minerva McCliutoek, aged and handed back to Colonel Dyer. The twenty-five, of Oklahoma City. She commissioner walked to the front of was married yesterday and by this set the platform, raised his hand for order forfeits her right to file for a claim. aud in a loud tone exclaimed: She might have eho~n a claim near a "Stephen A. Holcomb of Paul's Val- county seat town worth several thou- ley, I. T., draws the first number." sand dollars. The crowd yelled for three ndnutes, The drnwiug is continued to-day. FORESTRY ASSOCIATION TO HOLD ITS SUMMER MEETINfi Denver, July 30.--The ,,;portal stun- A partial list of speakers at the met meeting of the American forestry meeting and their subjects follows: Association for I!R)I will i)e held at A.L. Fellows. I)envp, r, "The ttydro. Denver 'ruesd~y. August 27th-29th, in graphy of Colorado." affiliation with the Anteriean Associa- tion for the Advancement of Seienee. ~eorge B. Sndworth, Burean of For- There will be two sessions daily, at estry. Washington. "Forests and T'heir 10 a. In. and 2:30 p. tit. which will be Relatiou to Agrieulture and Manufac- held in East Denver high school build- taring hldustries." inn, and, in addition, an opeu evenhtg S.J. Holsinger, Phoenix. Arizona. nleeting, in the Central Presbyterian "The Bouudary Line Betwee mhe For- Church, Sherman aml Seventeenth eat and ti~e Desert." avenues, "Wednesday, August 2Sth, at Professor R. F~. Forbes, Tneson, ArL 8. ,p. m.. At the latter there will l)elzona, "The Open Range and the h'ri- short addresses by Senator Thontas M. nation Farmer." Patterson, 'homas F. Walsh, Platt R. L. Fulton, Rune, Nevada. "The Rogers and otllers, follow,~l by an il- lustrated lecture by Gifford Piuehot, I l~eelaumtion of the Arid Region." forester of the United States Depart- [ Wlllianl L. ttall, Bureau of Forestry, ment of Agricultnre, entitled, .,The[~V'~shington, "Progress in Tree Plant- Government and the Forest Reserves." I inn." This meeting will be a distinctively [ Professor A. J. M('Clatchie. Phoenfx, western one, and its I)roceedlngs of ] Arizouq. "The Eu~llyptus as Ainerican special Interest to all eeneerned with [ Forest Trees." the forest problems before the western T.P. Lukens, Pasadena, California, states--fires, grazing, relation of for- "The Reforestation of Water Sheds?' eats to water supply, etc. The federal I'rofessor L. H. Pummel. Ames, government, more than ten years ago, Iowa. "'Some Phases of the Growth of recognized the importance of the pre- the Cultivated'Tree in Iowa." servation of the forests in protecting George H. M,ixwell. Chicago, "Irri- the timber resources and conserving nation and the Forest." the water supply, and there have now Professor William R. Dudley. Stan- been established in the states and ter- ford University, California, "The San- ritories west of the Mississippi forty ta Lucia Silver Fir tAbi~s vensuta) forest reserves, containing nearly 47,- The Utility of Its Protection froin 000,000 acres. Fire." The address of welcome at the open, ,. FI. Newell, hydrographer, United tug session Tuesday, August 27th, 10:30 States geological survey, Washington, a. m., will be delivered hy Senator T. "'Forests and Reservoirs." M. Patterson. Glfford Pinchott. for:ester, XVasli|ng. It is expected that the president of ton. "Grazing in the Forest Reserves." the association, James Wilson, sucre- Ed. M. Griffith, Bure'lu of Forestry, tary of agTieulture, will attend the Washington, "The Bhtck Hills Fores~t meeting and ,preside at one or more Reserve." sessions. William H. Knight, Los Angeles. Steel Casting Combine. [ ]~lre. Tabor Loses Matehles~ Mille. Chleago July .'2,9 -- Anotl)er steel Le.ldvllle Cole July o9 " ntoh ...... : " - I ..... ~ ~ .--Fhe M ....... - comblnation, embracing tile prinelp'iI[less matter was definitely deeided to- plants engaged In making steel east-Iday, when Herman Pow~ql of Denver inns, is, to be formed. At the present , bonght in the proI)erts- ,at s..sh(,'.__~ ifr s...e~nio tiiue: there are about 100 different ~ to partially satisfy his judgment styles of ear couplers eomplying with against the Tabor estate. the requirements of the Master Car Builders' Association and the Inter- Mr. Powell was the only bidder nnd state Commeree Commlssloh. A move- his bid was $14,85S and was only made ment will be made to "standardize" to cover the price paid by Mrs. Tabor by adopting three or four standard with the money put up by Mr. Strat- patterns and thus avoid the necessRy ton and whieh will be returued to of forcing a ralh'oad to carry a stock Stratton. Mr. Powell's Jndgnlent of parts for so many styles of against the estate is about $25,000. couplers. The steel casting conqvtnies This makes final dispositiou of tile own some of the principal i)atents and Matchless nline as far as Mrs. T.dlo, r will refuse to mqke couplers for the:so is eot.'e('rnod, as she could nol redeem outside the eoinbination. What is true m)w even if she desired to do so. Mr. of couplers is trne also of brake shoes. Powell returns to I)cnver to-night and driving wheel centers for Ioemnotives will decide shortly as to steps relative and other locomotive parts, ire ]csulaing work on ihe M'ltehless ;nliue. ' Disregard the German Flag, New York, July 30.--The IIanlbnrgh- Anleriean lille steamer Allegheny, Injunetlon Suit Lost. which arrived yeslerday, reimrted "that she wqs held in the harbor of Sara- ~Vaslgngton, July 30.--The Depart- nilla, Colombia, for twelve honrs. Pas- ] Ille~lt of Justice has r(~?eived a telegram seugers on the Allegheuy report that stathlg that Judge Erwin of the Unit- Abel Murrillo was arrested on the ship ed States Court In Oklahoma, had de- at Cartagena nnd taken ashore by the ! nied the application of Lone X, Volf and Colombi'ln authorities. Murrillo pro- I other Indians for an Injunction re,- ] tested agahist his arrest, eluhnlng that f straining the govermnent from dis- lie was entitled to the protection of the [ tributing land in that territory by German flag. 1 drawings. COLORADO NOTES. The Glenwood Stn'ings ttorse show opened suceessfnlly July 23d. The plant of tim Golden Pressed Brick Compqny at Golden, which was recently burned, will be rebuilt imme- diately. The Salt Lake Trilmne says that tbe neeolulting dei)artment of the Rio Grande ~.V~wrn railroad wilI be moved from Salt Lake to Denver Oc- Iober 1st. The conlt)troller of the cnrreney has extemled the eor])orate existence of the ~,Ves~ern National Bank of Pueblo Coh)rado. until the close of business July 26, 1921. The hail and wind storm in the vicin- ity of Rocky I'ord on file night of July 24th did a good deal of dllmage to c'm- teloupes an(l fruit, but fortuu'ltely on- ]3" hit a limited district. The executive conmfittee of the Transmississipl)i congress at Cripple Creel~ awar(h,d the fi|'~t prize of $50 in cash for the best decorated building to the fire hoys of station No. 1. All the (.ounty prisoners h'tve been removed from the Cripple Creek city jail to the county jail. The new jail ires a e'tlm(.ity to lmhl 100 prisoners and cost Telh,r county $25,0(~0. On the uight of July 23rd at Grand Jnnetion safe blowers wrecked the sqfe of the Book Cliff railroad depot and another in the feed store of J. W. Osl)orn. The anlounts taken were not large. As Otto Mears ires long been known as lhe %Vizard of the San Juan" be= cause of his wonderful road building a(.hicvenlents, so Thonnts F. Walsh bids fair ~o be styled the San Juan Monte Cristo. The ehlorinathm plant of the E1 Paso Milling Company nt Florence was coln- pletely destroyed by fire on the morn- ing of July 22d I)etween 4 and 5 o'clock. The loss is estinntted at $2(~),000; tn- surance, $80,000. An eastern automobile firnl is said to be considering the project of estab- lishing an autonlobile service at Colo- rado Springs qnd Manitou to carry tourists to the Garden of tim Gods and other points of interest. A break occurred in the Victor city dam on the southwest side of Pike's peak shout 4 o'clock on the morning of July 23d and carMed away about twelve feet of the dam, also causing a loss of 5,0()0,00o gallons of water. The agent of the state lnnd office who went to look after the tire on Mt. E~'ans telel)holmd that it was ex- tingnishcd. It is the opinion of state officials that the rains will put a stop to the fires th'lt have been reported so frequently of hire. Extensive forest fires are reported iu Park and Jefferson counties. A great fire has 1)een spreading on Mount Ev- an.s, destroying hundreds of acres of pine. Another great fire has been dev- astating the mountain forests between Evergreen and Pine Grove. A Toledo. Ohio. dispatch says that W. E. Moses, the land script dealer of Denver, has nmde clain~ to foue is- lands near the month of the 31aumee river. The islands are valued at $150.000 and are no',v clainled by the s~ate under the swamp act of 1S50. The reeeut opening with approt)rIate eerenlonies of the lmldie library given by Thonms F. \V~islt to the people of O~n'ay, which with the bnihling cost $20,(~)0, was a notable event in the history of the state. Other wealthy men nmy well emulate his example in the way of giving. J. E. Carney.. foreman of the pipe liue eonstruetion gang, recently brought to Loveland a skeleton which was uncovered lle~lr a hig danl west of Loveland. The sknll aud j'lwbones in- dicate that it was an Indian. A stir- rup and bridle 5it were found in a per- feet state of preservqtion. The secoml reunion of the Nattonal Society of the Army of the Philippines will be held in Salt Lake City AuguSt 13, 1901, the anniversary of the cap- tare of Manila, and the Deuver & Rio (nande will run a special train from Colorado at one fare for the round trip, lea~'iug l)enver at 8 p. m. August 11th. About thirty non-nnion miners left Leadvllle JuIy 24tl] for Rosshuld, Brtt- ,Ish Columt)ia, wllere, they will take ~the places of striking mtners. The agent for the comimny had consider- able difficulty in getting the men away from town, but when the train finally pulled out there was no demonsea'a- ties. The Denver Republican enc at Florence writes that the apple crop of Fremont county wan never larger than wtll be the case this year, being fully one-third greater than that of last ye'ar. The country for miles is : covered with fruit trees loaded down, owing to ~he weight of the fruit upo~ them. R. H. Reid and W. P. Dunham who recemly started to make an auto- mobile trip from Denver to Cheyenne and back. ran into a ruin storm twen- ty-five m41es south of Cheyenne and got no thoroughly wet that they eon- eluded to return by rail. They aver- aged sixteen miles an hour while ru~- ning. Eastern capitalists from Canton, O.1ilo. announce their intention to es- tablish in Pueblo a large plant for the manufacture of brlek. The plant will make vitrified brick, which is nov only made in the East. They will also manufacture terra tetra work and copings, Work is expected to com- mence soon. A Denver paper says: Speeial Agent H. J. Ormsby of the lawal free deliv- ery service, who has been acting as agent in charge of Denver for the past week, left yesterday afternoon for Iowa. Agent Ormsl)y Investigated this week proposed rural free deltvery routes af Boulder and Pine. He recommended the establishnlent of two additional routes at Boulder and one at Pine. On July 27th Mayor West of Pn, ordered the eloping of all gambling houses aud the disuse of all the machines used for gambling. He "I decided Chat if gambling could not be eontI'olled by the autitorltles, as the authorities saw fit fo control it, the ! time bad come to close all the bllng establishments, The order is! absolute and means not only the ganlbling houses, but the policy shol~ as well."