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SAGUACHE CRESCENT BAGUACHE, - - COLORADO. i ii i ill . i " i i Children and Stars. Nature study, which has been trans. ~ormed In a majority of cases into na- ture recreation, has extended to a great variety of subjects, but has treated one important branch with curious neglect. Birds and butterflies, trees, flowers, mushrooms, ferns and shells have their enthusiastic admir- ers everywhere; l~ut a question as to the summer constellations, or the planets which are the morning and evening stars of the month, reveals the fact that 19 persons out of 20 can barely recogn~lze the Milky Way and the Great Dipper. Yet what a door here stands open tolthe thought- ful mind! Night after night, over city roofs, the great procession passes; one need go but to the street or thL .window to watch. What child who has been taken out into She whisper- ing darkness of a summer night or the splendid silver beauty of a win- ter evening for a star talk has ever forgotten it? The namel may "slip away, perhaps, but something--a sense of beauty, of mystery, of the unspeakable wonder of the universe-- remains unforgetably. There have been children w~th other star memo. rie~. One'of the prettiest pictures in biography, remarks the Youth's Com- panion, is that of Lyman Beecher's children watching for the end of the, long Puritan Sabbath and the release from constraint "when three stars came out." What friendly aspect the early stars must have worn to them all their lives, with the memory of their playtime signal! Nathaniel Bow- ditch, the mathematician, had other devices. His son says that the fa- ther's reward for good behavior was to draw one of the constellations, in dots of ink, upon th6 child's hand Happy children, so to learn the stars in shining hours! Happy stars to be so linked with radiant memories ! Doubtless the stars may be learned from books or named from a pro- fessor's chair, but the parent who teaches his boy or girl even a little of the beauty and the glory of the heavens--who puts the sky into hi~ childhood--gives him a memory be- 7end nil price. t Good-By to the Cowboys. Land office officials tell us that the young farmers of Iowa, Kansas, Ne- braska, Missouri and Illinois are do- lug most of the homeseeking these days. Many of them have gone through hard apprenticeship as "hired men" and they are tired of working for wages. They want to get land of their own, and, what is more. they can tell good land when they see it. They know the value of land that will raise three crops of alfalfa and that will turn out enormous crops of al- most anything under the magic touch of water. In many cases the man who has lived for years in the far west doesn't realize sharply enough the remarkable capabilities oK the land. He is looking for a "snap"-- something that can be watered with lit'.le expense. But the eastern farm- er is quick to see that almost any of such productive land is a "snap," , even if the question of Water is going to be troublesome for a year or two. So it is the man from the middle west who is settling up the Rocky Moun- tain states. In a few years, says the Denver Republican, the care- less cowpunchers and sheep herders, who missed their opportunities, will be working for the man from the mfd, die west and wondering why Oppor- tunity passed them by for some one else. t Places for the~ Graduates. About 40,000 young men and women |ust graduated from the universities and colleges of the country are now confronted with the question, "What are we to do in life? Quite apart from the three old-t/me "learned pro. tensions" are new fields constantly he- InK opened by science and industrial developments. It will one day be found that scientific farming has at- tractions for the educated man and country boys who have received a col- ~[ege education will not all rush to the Cities as they do now. Homely advice to the beginner, but advice approved by the test of time. says the New ork Herald, is: Choose the occupa. tion for which you have a natural ;bent, or if you cannot discover this ~an occupation that at any rate is not distasteful, and be prepared to win your way by probity and hard work. ~There ts no other sure road to genu- ~le success. odlcai, B stand- or, says New York's "Four Hundred'" Is made up of people who lack refine- ment and adds that there is no such thing as culture in America~. How ou~ English cousins do love us~when they,. can use us for their own profit. , ,,,,i , , ; King Edward has decllned With thanks an Invitation to visit Canada. Is Edward to be numbere4 among those people who are afraid thet if they take vacations their Jobs will not be there when they get back h0me? ..... ,r''~ I I III I I I I I I r~ F ,, xpan ing of umau, Nature Under ummer kies By JULIUS M, MAYER, Attorney General of New York. I EOPLE get a clearer view of their neighbor in summer. There is less tendency to draw within one's self, and many a summer hotel piazza has witnessed freedom of speech on the part of men whose every word is weighed by the public and who wouldn't ordinarily pause an instant to say anything that was not absulutely necessary. Human nature answers to the warming of the sum- mer sun, and the stimulation of the tonic in the breeze taken from the woods and the earth gives a spirit to the human being that causes him to look more kindly on his neighbors. The man with public duties to perform, however, may not escape from the exaction of public demand, and if he leaves'the prosecution of some question of acute interest in one section of his field to fulfill a duty of common courtesy in another, he must expect to pay a penalty, and in the same ratio it works the other way around in the calculations of even the most obscure of us in differing form. We don't feel at all put out to" sit' in a mountain wagon with a captain of industry whose word means the rattling of millions of dol- lars, nor a great jurist whose thoughts must move always above the commonplace and to whom approach is almost impossible during the rest oi the year, but who may be talking to you of scenery and what rod does the best work on lake trout, just the same as though he was your business partner and saw you every day. A broken automobile will make a millionaire and a farmer with a burden of mortgage fast friends, and a thunderstorm on a high~,ay will bring together under a dripping shelter and in common reasoning for protection a man who makes rules for thousands of people and a man who would protest at any rule, and they'll both feel benefited by 41 . , the experience. The summer tends to largeness and makes to nobility of char- acter. The news of Monday is full of heroes of Sunday, and the man who faithfully tends to his duties at a notion counter and who might go on through life an unlighted atom if it was always winter, appears as a hero because he happened to be where he could, be of sere'ice when some one of the great army of the fc, ol- ish ones was rocking a boat and he has saved a life. It wasn't anything he couldn't have done at any time during the rest of the year, having the same mentality and courage, but the summer brought the opportunity and the man was there because it was summer. Summer is the time when the very poor feel their misfortune less and the most for- tunate of us may get a chance to catch our breath before we take up the next rgund of work that comes on us doubly hard when every one comes back to the active life of the fall Mter the droning time of summer. Whether self-sttp- Woma. 1DoI $p0lkd port destroys woma,.i- ness depends partly on N S1I woman can keep her womanliness even in the By MISS ALICE 9TONE BLACKWELL. most trying profession, l~ditor Wornan'J Journal. else that ~nvolves ct~n- stant publicity and ex- posure to temptation, such as the life of an actress. Every normal human being needs the experience of earning money. A woman may not keep it up all her life. She will probably prefer to invest her future in an occupation valuable to her country, but not pecuniarily profitable to herself, that of a mother and housekeeper. But Benjamin Franklin says tim best wife is she who, if her husband dies, can be both father and mother to their children. No girl is thoroughly equipped for marriage unless she is mistress of some trade bv which she can support herself and her children if left a widow. The great danger is not that women will be dewomanized by self- support, but that men, women and children will be dehumanized by having to work under unhealthful and degrading conditions, such as are described in "The Jungle." The definition of womanliness is constantly changing. I heard a Jewish rabbi say the other day that he remembered when it wm thought unwomanly to know how to swim. Yet Hon. Gorham D. Gilman, our ex-consul to Hawaii, tells of a poor Hawaiian woman who, after a shipwreck, swam for two days and nights~at first, side by side with her husband, then, when he grew too weak to swim, tow- ing him by her long hair, and at last, when she saw he was dead, still carrying his corpse on her shoulders till she brought it to shore for burial. Had that woman's strength and skill as a swimmer killed out the wifely love in her heart? Womanliness is not synonymous with weakness and helplessness, either physical or mental. When Lucy Stone, 6o years ago, wanted to go to college, her fa- ther thought it so unwomanly that he said to his wife: "Is the child crazy ?" When Elizabeth Blackwell began to study" medicine, the women at her boarding house refused to speak to her, and women passing her on the street held their skirts aside. When she began practice in New York she had to buy a house, because no respectable boarding or lodging house would take in a woman doctor. When women began to Speak in public against negro slavery, the Congregational Ministers' association of Massachusetts issued a pas- toral letter, declaring that the female character was threatened with widespread and permanent deterioration because of "the harangues of female orators." When Susan B. Anthony c!rculated a we. titionfor a law t9 etttible married women to control their own earnings, Kepresentat~e Bur- nett said in the New York legislature: "These unsexed women are seeking to destroy Christian marriage, and to erect on its ruins a sorg of legalized adultery." .~ When Massachusetts .in 1879 gave women the school vote, Senator Wynne declared: "If we make this innovation we shall destroy the race, which will be blasted by Almighty God! .... Yet womanliness has survived all the changes that we weredold would destroy it. Aiter women have had the full ballot for :too years they will doubtless be still as essentially womnly as the wora~.t tile cave dwellers. . --: .......... ,.. ................... COLORADO NEWS ITEMS It ts stated that a new daily morning paper is to be started soon in Cripple Creek. The Arapahoe County Fair Associa- tion rill'hold its annual fair at Little- ton, October 3d, 4th and 5th. The Teachers' Institute for the Twelfth district opened at Gunnlson July 30th with a good attendance. Santa Fe officials have approved the plans for a new $25,000 hospital to be built at La Junta, and work will be commenced immediately. A. G. Teachout, proprietor of the Egerton House at Gunnlson and one of the pioneers of Gunnison county, died July 31st after a short illness. The Denver Baseball Club of the Western League has dropped down to fourth place and still sliding. Pueblo seems to be securely anchored at the. bottom. A horse valued at $200 and owned by J. L. Alford, a Trinidad real estate man, was stung to death in five min- utes by a swarm of bees that alighted ou its head. A Civil'Service examination' will be~ held August 15th at Leadvllle; August 18th at Grand Junction and Pueblo, for the positions of clerk and carrier in the postoffice service. Work of completing blast furnace F of the Minnequa plant at Pueblo will soon be started again. Work on this furnace was commenced about four years ago, but was stopped when the Plant closed down. ~he State School for the Deaf and B1/nd will purchase 120 acres of land adJ~lng the Printers' Home, near Colbr~do Springs at $10 per acre. The purchase will be made from the state, through the Land Board. Dan MeKinnie, who terrorized the guests at a-party at the Bodkin home in Highland Lake some two weeks ago, assaulted Constable Coates, escaped and was captured, was sentenced to sixty days in Jall at Greeley. Chester Roger, a seven-year-old child, was crushed under the wheels of an ice wagon in Denver a few days ago and died within two hours. He was climbing on the wagon for ice and his clothing caught in a wheel. While L. R. Warren was attending the band concert at Colorado Springs on the night of the 30th ult. his home at 231 North Wahsatch avenue "was robbed of $200 in diamonds and Jew- elry, $60 in cash being overlooked. It is stated that the two hundred houses to be built at Riley gulch, near Trinidad, for the men employed by the Carbon Coal and Coke Company, an auxiliary of the American Smelting and Refining Company, will all be of brick. The corporate life of the Society of Colorado Pioneers has been made per petuai through the filing of renewal papers in the office of the secretary of state at Denver. The papers are signed by President N. S. Hurd and Secretary Michael Storms. While attempting to light a fire with gasoline, Mrs. Frank Lubb, an Aus- trian woman thirty years old, was burned to death at her home in Pu- eblo. Her little child, eleven months old, was so badly burned that it died an hour after being removed to the hospital. The business of the Pueblo Land Of- fice for July shows a slight increase over that of the corresponding month last year. The filings cover 25,777 acres of land and consist of twenty-four cash entries, eighteen desert claim entries, 107 homestead entries and fifty mis- cellaneous entries. With the exception of the letters "A-V," tattooed on his right arm, there was no identification marks upon the body of the tramp who was killed by a Rio Grande train at Fountain July 30th. The head was mashed beyond recognition, and no papers or cards on the body served to identify the un- known victim. The twelfth annual banquet of the Teachers' Institute of Huerfano and Las Anlmas counties was held in the high school butld~g" at Trinidad on the night of August 1st, as a climax to the session. Nearly 200 were present. Among the speakers were Prof. J, B. Treat, County Commissioner J. B. Ma- drid and Rev. B. S. Lawler. The annual session of the normal ln- .~titute of district No. 2. embracing Larimer, Weld and Boulder counties, convened at the Normal school July 30th, One hundred and tntrty teach- erswere enrolled, an increase of near- ly thirty over the opening day of last year. The institute will be In session two weeks, and a total enrollment of 175 is expected. Members of the officikl board of the Vincent Methodist Episcopal Church of Spokane, Washington, have voted unanimously to request Bishop War. ren, who is to preside at the next ses- sion of the Columbia River conference. to appoint Rev, Clarence O. Kimball, pastor of the First Methodist Church of Trinidad, Colorado, to t~e pastorate of the Vincent Church. Thomas McNeill. who was deported from Victor and dumped on the Kan- sas plains two years ago, claims to have struck it rich in the new gold fields of Nevada. In a letter to his wife at Vicar, he states he has opened up a five-foot vein in the Pike's Peak Four claim, which carries values rang- ing from $300 to 1800 to the ton and that there is plenty of ore In sight. At the meeting of the State Board of Pardons Augusf 3d clemency was extended to Herman Anderson, who was sentenced from Lake county by Judge Owers February 10, 1903, to a term of fifteen to twenty years for murder in the second degree. His sen- tence Was commuted to four to twenty years, under which commutation he will obtain his oberty as soon as the papers reach the penitentiary. Charles Johnson. colored, aged twelve, and the most desperate ~uventle delinquent with whom the Colorado Springs authorities have ever had to deal, has been sentenced to the State Reform School. Johnson was caugn: stealing trousers, bit a clerk, scratched the arrestitng officer, created a furore at the police station hy attempting to escape and finally escaped at night through a~ eighteen-inch transom, bug was recaptured by the probation offi- cer after a three-mile chase, BOTH FOUND DEAD BODIES OF MISSING MINE OFFi- CIALS RECOVERED. DROWNED IN AN OLD TUNNEL Long Search Reveals Fate of the Two Ouray Men Lost in Mountain Cloudburst ~ Struggled Hard for Their Lives, Ouray, Colo.--Miners who had been working for the last two days clearing up a small tunnel on the Royal Consort mine, discovered at 8:30 Thursday morning the bodies of L. A. Thompson and G. W. Mather, the officials of the Tempest-Apex Mining Company, who have been missing since'Thursday of last week. The men were lying side by side with their faces toward each other, near the breast of the tunnel, which is located in a gulch in the mountain. half a mile northwest of the Mickey Breen mine. This tunnel is fifty feet long and in- stead of being constructed straight and level, followed a vein of ore and in- clined into the mountain. The men sought shelter here from the cloudburst last Thursday. They had no sooner entered the tunnel than they were followed by a torrent of wa- ter which swept down the gulch and was dashed lnto the tunnel by the dump, which served as a wall. Dirt, rock and fallen timber were packed by the force of the water into the tunnel, the portal of which was completely closed up when work was commenced clearing out the rock and dirt. Indications are that the men llve~ perhaps twenty minutes after entering, and by taking the risk of drowning or suffocating, they might have saved their lives by remaining in the open country. The force of' the rushing water packed the debris against the two men until the entire tunel was blocked. Mather, before dying, took off his biouse, rolled it under his head and wrapped a handkerchief around his head, which was cut and bruised. He had also commenced unlacing his boots. Thompson had bruises on his left arm and also on portions of his body. The hands of the two meu were shriv- eled up by constant contact with the water, but their bodies were not bloated. They were left undisturbed until the arrival of the coroner. Water marks are noticeable even to the roof of the tunnel and the mei were instantly doomed the momen~ they sought refuge in what seemed to be a place of safety. Upon hearing the news, Coroner Kincaid left for the mine. The bodie., of the men were "snaked" out of the debris and were brought to Ouray this afternoon." ,No inquest will be held. The tunnel where the bodies wer6 found were worked last summer by O. J. Davis and Malcolm Downer of this city, and has remained idle since then. Officials of the mine, upon the advice ef C. H. Wilcox, superintendent of the mill, started a force of men clearing up the tunnel as a last resort and did not expect to find the bodies there at all. ..a...- MUTINEERS CONQUERED. But Russian Outlook Is Still Black as Night. St. Petersburg.~Although the mu- tinies at Sve~borg have been ended and the one at Cronstadt has been practic- ally put down, the outlook is stil~.ltlack. The revolutionists, whose bands" were suddenly forced by the premature ris- ing at Sveaborg, appareqtly are un- taunted at these initial reverses and intend to persist in their program of calling a general strike Saturday or Monday. One of the leaders of the Revolu- lionists last ~lght boasted that the word, had gone forth anti,that the fire of revolt would spread to the corners of the empire. His closing words were: "Now watch Reval, Riga and Libau." The mutiny on the cruiser Pamyat Azova, off the Esthonian coast, was deemed ominous. The crew of this ves- sel rose and killed the commander and four officers, but the loyal sailors over- powered the mutineers and p;aced them in Irons. Although the admiralty assert s that the squadron off Sveaborg did not waver in its allegiance, there is some- thing mysterious about the reports of the actions of the ships which war- rants the suspicion 4hatall is not right aboard. Only two ships fired on the mutineers. The others remained on the horizon, as if the admiral was not sure that they could be depended upon. Michigan Democrats for Bryan. Detrott.--Indorsement of William 3. Bryan as a presidential candidate in 1908, defeat of a resolution calling on the Democratic national committee to investigate the charges made hgalnst National Chairman Taggart and de- mand his resignation if they were found true, and the nomination of Charles. H. Klmmerle of Cassopolts for governor over Stanley E. Parkhtll of Owosso, the only other candidate, were the features of the Democratic state convention held here Thursday. The resolutions further favor the nomina- tion of all candidates by direct vote and the election of United States Sen- ators by direct vote. Vice President Coming West. Denver.~Vice President Fatrbanks and Mrs. Fairbanks have accepted the invitation of Thomas F. Waish to visit him at his home at Wolhurst near this city. Mr. Walsh is an "eloquent ex- ponent of the advantages of Colorado in summer time and his encomiums lured the vice president hither. Im- mediately t~pon the announcement be- in~g made here, various social leaders commenced elaborate plans to enter. tain the distinguished visitors. They will arrive September 15th and will stay until after the Pike's Peak Cen- tennial September 22-24. JURY MRS, HUTCHINSON C.. INSANITY RETURNS TO HER Dramatic Ending of Vista Murder That Defendant Was insane When She Shot Whom She Believed to: Husband's Paramour, Buena Vista.~The jury ta famous Hutchinson murder turned a verdict of not o'clock Thursday evening, Grace Hutchinson, who killed Mrs. Mary Bode in the morning of June 18th a free woman. Never in the history of there been so much pent-up as was exhibited when the made public. When it was Mrs. Hutchinson fell forward a word and was supported b2 iff and her attorney down to the residence of the she was met hy her her husband's mother and fives of herself and husband. dition amounts almost to It is thought she will She has forgiven her they will resume marital When the verdict of the was read by the clerk of Harold Hutchinson, her cupied a chair in the back of i room. He cowered down as lng a blow as the handed by the foreman of the clerk. When the reading was sprang to his feet and qditted!" He did not meet however, until later in the the sheriff's house, and the was pathetic. What passed between th{ known, but he took the frail .in his arms and both wept. left her with her relatives pany with an older brother their hotel. He stated a few later that a full reconcill~ been effected between wife, and that they would ately return to the ranch mother near Salida until they cide what to do and where to future. Everywhere the streets are with people who talk of the trial. The majority verdict of the Jury. Those pose it are few but are bifter denunciation of the .~ury license or premium has been I murder, citing the SchmidlaP Denver as a parallel. The morning session of lasted but one hour and ute. Hutchinson resumed mony, and the the prosecution failed to story of yesterday. Two mental specialists, Turner of Salida and Dr. ktns of Denver, gave it as ion that Mrs. Hutchinson was | sane at the time the shot Dr. Turner happened to be in office of Somerville & lida when she was brought la ately followiflg the shootin an opportun~,ty to observe under stress of excitement. Other unimportant examined, while some of the the defense intended using out. Following the convening after the noon r.ecess, at 2 court's instructions were Jury by Judge Bailey. quite voluminous, requiring utes in the reading, and describing the different murder and divesting the of all legal terms, case as hinging entirely question as to whether the was sane or insane at shot was fired. The argument of D. Williams in answer to ing argu.m, ent by James outing attorney, as well as ing argument hY George stein of this city, who was the prosecution, were of orato#y. IRRiGATiON Reclamation Engineers Progress at Boise. Boise, Idaho.~At the ttonal Irrigation Con meets here September 3d district engineers in various projects being the reclamation service of ment, will repo~ progress'o~ under their dir~tton. The statistics will prove structtve to the delegates. Senators LaFollette and Bailey of Texas executive of that they expect to be companying the consln and Texas. Dr. W. M. Hays, assistant of agriculture, will be one of t inent public men taking proceedings. Farmers and orchardists the sixteen states gated area are making tions for the exposition products, to be held here session. Exhibitors to the 200 have engaged space hlblts, and a spirited engaged in for the valuable be awarded. Can Protect His Greeley.~The case Dillon, a fruit grower, lug of ~ong birds that were berries, was dismissed court holding that the right to protect his wag a test case to lidity of the present state ~provides a fine and the killing of song birds. tarl contested on both