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8AGUACHE CRESSET. SAGUAOH~, -- OOIJORADO~ There are 40 counties in Texas i which have to seek legal advice out- side their limits, as they have not a I single attorney of their own. India has hundreds of dialects, which may all be classed under three !great heads the Sanscrit, Pracrit and ~Magadhi. The Sanscrit is the unda- mental language and that of the ~redas; the Pracrtt the vernacular lan- ~guage in many dialects, and the Maga- [dhi or Misra is that of Ceylon and the ltslands. King Edward VII has accepted from ,Scott Montagu, member of parliament, la present of a number of American bronze, turkeys, which were imported into England in a wild state, but have adapted themselves very comfortably ~to their new surroundings, and have thrived remarkably at Mr. Montagu's place in Hampshire. The king's birds will be lodged at Sandringham. The birthplace of our presidents are divided among the states as fol!ows: Six have come from Virginia, five from Ohio, three from New York, two each from Masssachusetts and North Caro- lina and one each from New Jersey, Kentucky, New Hampshire, Vermont, Pennsylvania and Tennessee. Presi- dent McKinley is of Scotch-Irlsh an- cestry; Vice President Roosevelt is of ~Holland~Dutch descent. It may be news to some readers 'that English is the language of the Japanese foreign office, both in its in- tercourse with foreign diplomatists and its telegraphic correspondence wtth its own representatlves abroad. '~ll telegrams from Tokyo to the for- 'elgn agents of Ja~pan are written and ciphered in English, and the replies are in the same language. The "'Yankees of the .East" evidently want their western civilization in the orig- inal package. The following allegation in a bill for divorce against a wife was held by the Supreme court of Washington not to state any legal ground for divorce: "She was quarrelsome, vicious in dis- position, murderous in threats against the plaintiff and his parents, hysterl- col and ungovernable in temper, crazy in her actions, and by her causeless ~nd unprovoked boisterousness screaming, hallooing and other wild Conduct, by day and night, an intol- erable nuisance to all her neighbors." Graduates of the Naval Academy iu Annapolis who have attained the h~rhest rank have heretofore b~ sent abroad for a post-graduate course in naval archltecture at Greenwich or Glasgow or the Ecole Polytechnique in France. It ought to be a matter of pride to Americans that hereafter they will study at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The Annapo- lis graduates have always taken the highest honors abroad. The authori- ties in Washington do not say that the foreign schools no longer have any- thing to teach our young men, but they do say that they have nothing which is not now taught as well or better here. At the recent matriculation examina- tions of the University of Breslau, a young German peasant with his moth- er and sisters passed with honors. The mother came first on the entire list. In order to encourage the young man tn his work, his mother and sister had since his childhood studied his lessons with him. A less spectacular version of family cooperation goes on daily in one of the most beautiful homes at a fash- ionable resort. Directly after breakfast the father~ and mother, two collgge daughters, one grown and one young ~n, Join in a half-hour's "spelling down." Thanks to this little ruse, the boy, who several teachers had declared cOuld never be taught to spell, is over- coming an ignorance which would have seriously crippled his collegiate course, and been a source of mortification all his life. The "play" of intellect, to use a vacation pun, constitutes the delight of learning, and is often its truest in- spiration. A young gift at a hotel table, some years ago, undertook to quiet a restless child by making for him little figures which she modeled from bread crumbs rubbed between her fingers. The rapidly growing pro- cession of Noah's-ark animals at- tracted the attention of a gentleman opposite. It was the sculptor Thomas Bail, who afterward told the girl she had unusual talent, took her to his own studio, and taught her to model in slay and afterward to work in marble. An interesting side-light on the pretty incident is that the young girl had molded her figures undis- turbed by a tableful of witnesses, and, on the other hand, Mr. Ball seated her in the studio with her back toward ~is own chair, because he "could not Imssibly work while anybody looked O11." Prof. N. C. Bruce, colored, of the Shaw University, in Raleigh, N. C.. who was given the degree of A. M. by Bates College recently, graduated from that college in 1893. He was born in Virginia, and gained his early eduea- tl(m with difficulty, working with a hoe in the summer and with his books in the winter. While in college, he ~ld books, worked on Maine farms in the summer, and acted as Janitor of a Lewiston church. He was on the com- mencement programme at hm gradu~- ~, and was the cbum,~lay orator. A VOICE FROM THE DARKNESS. We have intimated that in his Wis- consin speech Senator Tillman only spoke for the minority of intelligent white men tm the South, and that even that minority had subordinated its in- telligence to its prejudices and its pas- sions. There are many thousands of solid men in that section to whom the blatant and brutal philosophy of the South Carolina senator is as disgust- ing as it is to anyone in the .North; per- haps mole so, because they realize the Injury that such coal~e and conscience- less scnthnents may work to their in- terests. They are not as notorious as he, because they do not advertise themselves as thoroughly, but they are nevertheless heard on occasions. The progress of the Alabama State Constitutional Convention, now in ses- sion, is being watched with much in- terest, not on'ly in that state, but. all over the country. It made a false step when it adopted the "grandfather clause," but It did something to atone for it when it incorporated another clause giving the governor power to remove a sheriff who failed to do his duty in defending a prisoner against mob violence. This, of course, points directly to the reduction of lynch law In the state, and the credit of its adop- tion belongs largely to ex-Governor Thomas G. Jones of Montgomery, who, prior to the gathering of the con- ventlon, and during its deliberations, has given much era'nest and valuable counsel to the people of his state. Per- hops, should this amendment be con- firmed, there are some governors who would not use the power thus given them, but there are others who would one of whom, we believe, is Governor Jones. In an elaborate argument in favor of the amendment, Governor Jones made the .startling but doubtless true statement that "in the last ten years over one hundred citizens of Alabama have been taken by mobs from sher- iffs and Jails and murdered." This record does not include those who were lynched before the officers of the law had them in custody, which would swell the bloody llst considerably. Yet more than two-thirds of those thus murdered were not even suspected of the crime which is always instanced as a Justification of such extreme meas- ures. "These mob executions," sold he, "are brutalizing our children, blunting our reltgion and undei'mlning our civilization. Can anyone in the sound of my voice rise up and say that this is not so? We are under- mining all noble ideals of duty and manhood." His state and his country owe Gov- ernor Jones gratitude and honor for the patriotic stand he has taken. He has labored as earnestly, as intelligent- ly and as unselfishly in championing the rights of the helpless citizens of his state as ever Samuel Adams did in defending the rights of the colonies He may not win success, but he will do the better hhlng, which is to de- serve 1. Such a check upon mob vio- lence would place Alabama in this im- portant respect in advance Of all oth- er southern states. It wo~ld give con- fidence and encouragement to capital. It would be an col-nest of a better civ- ilization. It would safeguard the law's sanctity and help to set np higher standards of Justice. It would be a practical antldo~e to such social poison as Tillman and Bonaparte have been dlssemlnatlng.--Boston Transcript. The Old Revenue Law .~dequste There Is no need of a special session of the Legislature or of'a new law to empower the authoritie~ to assess rail- roads and other corporations. The old law Is adequate. It makes ample pro- vision for the assessment of such cor- porations. There never has been any need of s new law on this subject. The Fusion- Ists have b#en in power for nearly ten years and durlng that time the~ have completely controlled the State Board of Equalization which under the law is required to assess the property of railroads and kindred eorporatlous. This board needs no increase in its powers. If It has failed to properly assess the corporations it is the fault of the men who constitute the tioard and not of the law which confers upon them power to act. Instead of eaMng a special session of the Legislature for the purpose of enacting a law that would confer this authority to assess corporations upon other Fusionists, Governor Orman and the other members of the State Board of Equalization have but to discharge their duties under the act ereatlng that board. They have all the power they need, all that the Legislature could confer upon another set of officials. A special session of the Legislature would cost something like $100,000, out a session of the State Board of Equalizatlofl would cost nothing. Gov- ernor Orman and his associates on the board should accept Judge Dixon's de- blsion, go ahead and make the assess- ments In the way they ought to be made. To enact a new law would be to shift the responsibility now resting upon the State Board of Equalization to the shoulders of other officials, but with no assurance whatever that the duty of assessing the corporations would be any better discharged than in the Past. " The proper discharge of public dutles lies not in the form of the law, but in the character of the officials upon whom those dutles ure imposed. Th~ Fusionists have been in control of the State Board of Equalization for years, and if they have not properly dis- charged their duties what assurance is there that the desired assessments would be made in any better way by the Fusion county assessors or other officials to whom the authority might be entl.usted? Are we to suppose that the fact that a few of the assessors are Republicans inspires Governor 0r- man with the holie that in the aggre- gate the duty of assessing corporations throughout tim state would be better performed than it would be by the State Board of Equalization composed of Governor Orman himself and other Fusionist state officials? The trouble goes back to the fact, demonstrated through years of bad g~vernment and mismanagement of public affairs, that the Fusionists are incompetent and without any qualifi- cations for governing a state or a com- munity of any other size. This has been demonstrated and illustrated ever since they came into power and they seem to be growing worse and more and more inefficient and incapable w~n each succeeding administration. The blunderlng attempts at legislation last winter and spring were the worst in the history of the state. To call such a l.~glslature into special session to'enact a law for which there is no use whatever would put the cap sheaf upon Fusion bad management and wasteful expenditure of public money. --~enver Republican. ~[r. ]~'8 Dlvcr61on Our esteemed contemporary, the Times, does Mr. Bryan a grea~ injus- tice. The late presidential candidate has visited the Buffalo Exposition. He enjoyed himself, and he wrote up the show for the Commoner. The extracts ~from this correspondence made by the Times suggest descrtIrtive writing of the dullest and most commonplace character. Of course It was bad Judg. meat on Mr. Bryan's part to write on such a subject at all, but having under- taken It, his inability to make a good Job of it, from a literary workman's point of vlew, was his misfortune and not his fault. Mr. Bryan's sole talent is denunciation. In excoriating a monsmr and painting an outrage in its most awful colors, Mr. Bryan has no superior and few rivals. But in de- scribing anything he has enjoyed he is perfectly helpless; he lumbers around among the mostcommonplacethoughts and the tritest of expressions. His mind has dwet~ upon the Bobber Bar- ons, the Gold Bugs, the Octopus, in succession; it is not clear what it will dwell on in 1904, but it will be some. thing awful, and Mr. Bryan's powerful arms will swing a scourge over it. What can he who is wont to storm the imminent, deadly breach to do when called upon to chatter airy nothings tn a lady's boudoir? What can Mr. Bryan do with the instructive Pan- American, ~he amusing but strictly chaste Midway, and the beautiful T~nousand Islands?--Commercial Bul- letin. Mr. Tnlman's Principles The sort of man to whom the state of South Carolina turns itself over, if it refuses to accept the good advice of Mr. McLaurln, stands revealed in the brutal speech made by Senator BenJa. rain R. Tlllman, at Marinette, Wlscon. sin, yesterday. In an entirely unneces- sary and characteristically offensive manner, Tillman proclaimed to a far northern audience the extreme "berG' de wall" slave-driving principles on the subject of the negro's assumed un- fitness to live anywhere else than well under the white man's heel. The whole speech carries us back to the past. "Would you have your daugh- ter marry a nigger?" the old pro-slav, cry orator used to exclaim. "Why don't you exterminate your black pop_ ulation by intermarriage?" asks Till- man. Then he goes on to declar~ that Booker T. Washington ought not to be permitted to make artisans and tradesmen of the negroes, because that would put them on an equality with white artisans and "intensify race hatred." Mr. Tillman says there were more Christians among the 4,000,000 slaves before emancipatlon, than there are among the 9,000,000 blacks of the pres~ ent day. It does not seem to occur to him that this statement is a worse re- proach to the white people of the country, add particularly to those o~ the section in; which the negroes chief. ly live, than it is to the negroes them- selves. The blacks are of their house. hold. If they have gone so far astray, the household is morally responsible. If they are relapsing into paganism and barbarism, they mfist have been horribly neglected by their natural guides and guardians. Mr'_ McLaurin, and the new senti- ment in the South which he represents, offer salvation from this old Confeder- ate-brigadier and slave-whacking spir- it. There are some hopeful signs that South Carolina Is ready to accept the salvation. Ia ~Tlllman the people may see the evll and ~evoltin~ alternative that is offered them.--M~ll and Ex press. COWBOY TOURNAMENT AT MOUNTAIN AND PLAIN CARNIVAL Denver, Arig. 12.--A cowboy tourna- ment, the most unique and thrilling spectacle the West could afford, will be the star attraction of the first day of the carnival this fall. The commit- tee on this part of the program have decided on the feature "is submitted by J. M. Kuykendall, and .I)reparations will at once begirL for a wild west, cow-punching, "broncho busting" exhi- bition tlmt will surpass anything of a similar nature since the early days of the plains. "Buffalo Bill" will be a guest of honor. The committee met with Mr. Kuy- kendall yesterday and unanimously in- dorsed the plan. To bring the great riders to the tournament a prize belt, worth $300. will be offered for the best rider, and its owner will be rec- ognized as the champion of the world in that line of daring equestrianism. Eighteen states, all west of the Mis- souri, and having, ill" lrart, the old fla- vor of the tflains, will be asked to send fearless riders, each state sending three of its picked men. A state con- test in each case will decide who shall have the honor of representing the commonwealth at this gathering, and thus the flower of western rough riders will participate in the Denver con- tests. "The chief thing about this cowboy tournament." said Mr. Kuykendall, who is enthusiastically entering into the plan, "is that nothing like it has ever been, held in tlm West. or any- where, for that matter. Under the plan of choosing these riders we will have here in Denver the pick of all the cow-punchers in the West and in 01d Mexico." The judges will be old-time cattle- men and ranchers wlm staged in the early days. The chief guest is to be William F. Cody, "Buffalo Bill," pro- viding Mr. Cody can find time to come. and the committee believes he will. So, with Buffalo Bill on band "~o see the thing done right, and before the cheering thousands the cowboys will ride the bucking horses for the cham- plonshlp of the world. TJae tournament will be held Octo- ber 2nd, the first day of the carnival. and the first evidences of cowbo~ day will be in the big parade. All the conl- petitors will appear in this parade in picturesque garb. In the afternoon will be held the tournament. The first prize will be the $300 belt, which will parry wlth it the title of wor}d's chum- Ilion. Each rider~will have three trials for the belt, the contests to b9 over who can best master a bucking bron. the. There will qlso be awards for the best rider, a contest without an3" taming of wild horses. There will be a first award of $200 for the rider and $200 for the horse making a fine aggre- gate for the winner. Five other awards will range from $50 to $200. Following the contests will bc all sorts of rough riding and cowboy novelties on hors~l)aek. Last of all, though the feature h~qs not been finally decided on, the cow- boys will give an instance of the dar- ing deviltry of "shooting up a town." This will embraoe all the features of the raids that terrorized frontier ham- lets in the early days, without any of the dangers. The eighteen states are each to send three of their best men. In each state a contest will be held to determine who are" the best. The judge in each state will be the president of the Live Stock association. This will insure a star group of riders at the Denver tournament. The committee on the tournnment is J. M. Kuykendall, 1V. W. Porter and J. K. Stuart. Among the old-time plainsmen and cattlemen who have beer invited to be present, either as judges or as honorary guests, are the following: George Adams and John Sparks of Nevada. John Tinnon of Utah. A. Van Tassel of Wyoming, Matt Murphy of Montana. Cleveland of Nevada, Font and the Snyder brothers of Texas. and from Colorndo Elton Beekwith. John Fraser, William J. Wilson. John Tromley, Metcalf. Al Bowie. Charles Coffey, Johnny Block- er. Mnrdo McKenzie and Dick Walsh. The prize $300 belt for the champiou- shi0 will be a thing of beauty and well calculated to excite a cowboy to hls best. The very sight" of it would make any rough rider's, or for that matter, any other heart, bound for Joy. Leading Jewelers will design and ore- pare it for the committee. It will probably be a broad band belt. of some fine. heavy leather, or with finely woven material, studded with gold p- rado and does not take in Cripple Creek has missed half the ~how." is what a Kentucky editor says of the great gold camp. The old Tabor opera house at Lead- ville, erected by H. A. W. Tabor dur- ing the palmy days of the camp. has been purchased by the Leadville Lodga of Elks and will be greatly improved. Colonel Phil Trounstine died ~t Den- ver on the 10th instant of hemorrhage of the bowels. He was buried on Tues- day, August 13th from his late resi- dence, the ceremohies being conducted by the Grand Army of the Republic. The Rio Grande Southern for the fourth week in July earned $14,105, an increase of $131 over the corresponding week of last year. For the month it earned $43~9S0, "an increase of $1,449 over the same month of last year. The colored people of Fremont and Pueblo counties celebrated Emancipa- tion Day at Florence. August 5th. There was an excursion train from Pu- eblo which brought several carloads of visitors, accompanied by the Pleasant Grove Band. Captain C. H. Hilton, Jr.. who served during the war with Spain and during the Philippine insurrection with the Colorado regiment and the Thirty- ninth infantry, United States volun- teers, has received notice of his ap- pointment as first lieutenant in the ar- tillery branch of the regular army. The Denver & Rio Grande proper, fez the fourth week in July, shows net earnings amounting to $331,000, an in- crease of $24,700 over the same week of the preceding year. For the month of July the earnings were $1,023,800, an increase of $101,300 over the same month of last year. At the meeting of the Scientific asso- ciation in Denver this month Curator Ferril of the State Historical and Nat- ural History Society, will endeavor to call attention to the necessity for the publication of an up-to-date botanical work for the Rocky mountain and western plains region. Louis R. Ehrich has offered the Chambei- of Commerce the use of his extensive lawn and grounds for the en- tertainment of the American Associa- tion for the Advancement of Science, which meets at Denver, August 24th, should that body accept the invitation to visit Colorado Springs. At last reports H. B. Palmer, the gunner who was dangerously injured In firing a salute at the Boulder Quar- to-Centennial celebration, was doing well in the hospital at Boulder, and likely to recover. He has lost one arm and three fingers of the other hand and is in danger of losing one eye. Three prlson~rs escaped from the Latimer coumy Jail at Fort Collins on Saturday, August 10th. They were Mike Berr{y, Charles Ides and Ed. Mon- roe, all of them awaiting trial for bur- glary. A fourth prisoner, Jake Thom- as, awaiting trial for horse stealing, was bound and gaged by them and left in the prison. T. V. Biddle, living on the Beulah road about six miles southwest of Pu- eblo, was killed by a bolt of lightning that come down the chimney of his house, on the afternoon of August 10th. Idis wife, infant daughter and a friend visiting at the time, were stunned by the shock but were other- wise not Injured. Within a few weeks an attempt will ];)e made to telegraph and telephone from the top of the Equitable building in Denver to the summit of Pike's Peak without the. aid of intervening wires. The American Wireless Tele- graph and Telephone Company, which has recently invaded the West, will ~onduct the experiment. Extensive preparations are being made for the second annual fair of the Colorado-New Mexlco Fair Associa- tion, which will be hel(~ at Durango the second week in October. The fair will last four days, one day being de- voted to Indian spor[s. It is expected that there will be several hundred Utes and Navajos present. T~ue Manitou City Conncll has passed an ordinance to the effect that after sundown all burros which are kept for hire shall be banished from the city, to remain in exile until morning. The ordinance applies as well to dogs, cats, parrots or any other beast or bird that may become troublesome during the night time by reason of un- earthly noises. It is estimated that between 10,000 and 11,000 people participated in the "log rolllngs at Boulder Saturday, August 10th, of whom nearly 6,000 came from Denver, taxing railroad fa- cRities to the utmost for their trans- portation. The log tellings at Glen- wood S~rings, Montrose and Chey- enne, ~yoming, on the same day were also largely attended. A deplorable accident occurred on the 6th instant at the home of Van B. Kelsey, five miles north of Fort Lap- ton. Wheeler Kelsey, a boy of eight- een, while performing with a revolver supposed to be empty, shot and killed Harry Rafferty, aged thirteen, the Son of a neighboring farmer. '2'he bullet entered at the inner corner of the left eye and penetrated the brain. At the anual meeting of the directors of the Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek District railway, In Colorado Springs, the following officers were elected: President, Irving Howbert, re- elected: Vice president, William ]~en- nox; treasurer, F. M. Woods; secretary and assistant treasurer, E. F. Draper. i' A heavy passenger business was re- ported, which promises to last all aum- me~.