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IIIII I II I'llI III I I I I I IIIIIIII I I I .. III I RAILWAY VALUATIONS AS * RAISED BY THE ASSESSORS Denver, Aug. 19.--The State Board of A~ossors at their meeting 1P.~st week made the following assessments, which are given in comparison with those of 1900: CORPORATIONS. 1900. 1901. A., T. & S. F ........... $ 4,048,049 $ 14,240,390 l~ock Island ............ 1,491,174 4,431,805 1~. G. ~Vestern .......... 305,491 1,331,460 R. G. Southern ......... 650,995 4,739,445 1t. G. Jets .............. 488~190 1,992,290 Den. & S. W ............ 703.675 5.329,695 D., & R. G ............... 9,150,328 29,265.320 P. & S. L... ............. 1,179,3~ 3,674,280 Union Pacific .......... 4,105,858 14,479.210 Colorado Midland ..... 2,052,847 4,996,775 C., B. & Q ............... 2,777,602 12,226,990 Colorado & Southern.. 5,043,668 21,657,380 I~ G. & P, Springs .... 105,000 Colo. ~ N ............ ,,. ""i~:~i~ 385,~ Silverton ............... 28.223 56,445 D.. L. & Crolden ........ 78.790 236.340 :Man. & Pike's Peak... 53.870 107,740 C. S. & C. C. D ......... 65.792 205,790 Colorado Eastern ...... 31,756 63,510 Silverton, G. & Nor .... 21,560 43.120 Silverton Northern .... 12,025 24,050 Crystal River .......... 57,665 173.695 W. U. Tel. Co ........... 246.135 1,368130 Colo. P. T. C. Co ....... 36,550 106,550 ~Ar~-F. Express Co ................ 500,00~ ares Express Co ..... 400,000 U. S. Express Co ................. 200.000 Pacific Express Co. .... 400,000 Colo. Telephone Co ..... 853,863 2,100,186 Pullman Pal. Car Co... 383,751 1.066.825 9. Ind. Tel. Co .................... 2,000 Buen~ Vista Tel. Co ............. 2,000 Cir. Tel. Co ........................ 5.750 Salida T. & T. Co ................ 8.050 N. L~ & T. Co ........... 6,853 6.885 C. ]Ry. Tun. Co ......... 26,615 73.990 Totals .............. $34,025,498 "In less than three years Colorado can pay every dollar of Its indebtedness if the Supreme Court does not knock out the new revenue bill, and the4-mill levy is used for those years,'; said A. B. Gray, secretary of the State Board of Equalization and secrtary of the State Board of Assessors, after the latter board had adjourned subject to the call of Chairman Lysight, and had turned over to him the assessments it had made on the corporate property, The board of assessors increased the assessment of the railroads, etc., for 1901 over 1900 exactly $91,986,598. The sum of $2,000,000 must be deducted from the latter figure, being the amount of real estate owned by the corporations in the state, which is as- sessed by the county a~essors. But that sum is offset by $6,000,000, ap- proximately, which must be added to the increased assessment, being the in- tangible value placed on foreign car companies, whose rolling stock is In use In Colorado during the year, That makeu the total increased assessment almost $96,000,000. From the figures given by the county assessors while they were in session last week, they, with the exception of several counties which were not pres- ent, increased the assessment in their several counties over 1900 about $160,- 000,000, making the grand total In- crease for the state, in round numbers, minus the counties 'not heard from, $256,000,000. A 4-mill levy on that sum, will yiehl an increased revenue for ne~t year of $1,004,000. If that sum is realized for three years, in excess of the average revenue, Secretary Gray says Shot Col- orado will be out of debt. Speaking of how the board of asses- sors did their work, Asses~r Link said: "The corporations, with the exception of a few small companies, refused to furnish data or information of any kind or nature whatsoever to guide the board of assessors in placing their val- ues on corporation property, so the beard completed their assessments from best information obtainable. In fixing the values the board considered the values of tangible property owned by the several corporations such as rolling stock, improvements, trackbed etc., and also the market value 'of bonds and stock and the value of spe- cial privileges and franchises." This year four express companies, Wells-Fargo, Adams, United States and Pacific, which have never before paid taxes in Colorado on their fran- chises, will contribute to the exchequer the levy on $1,500,000, which the board includes in its assessment returns. A new railroad was added to the regula~ list, being the Rio Grands & Pagosa Springs, which is assessed at $105,000. The following telephone companies, which have not been assessed, were caught by the assessors: Greeley Inde- pendent Telephone Company, $2,000; Buena Vista Teleplmne Company, $2,- 000; Cqttzens' Telephone Company of Las Animas, $5,750; and the Sallda Tel- ephone and Telegraph Company, $8,- 050. The big railroad companies' assess- ments were increased several hundred per cent. over 1900 figures, the most notable increases being: Santa Fe, from $4,000,000 to $14,000,- 005; Rock Island, from $1,000,000 to $4,- 000,000; Denver,& Southwestern, from $700,000 to $5,000,000; Denver & Rio Grands, from $9,000,000 to $29,000,000; Union Pacific, from $4,000,000 .to $14,- 000.005; Burlington, 4~rom $2,000,000 to $12,000,000; C~lerado & Southern, from $5,000,000 to $21,000,000. ICE BERG COLLISION COSTS LIVES OF EIGHTY PEOPLE Victoria, B.C., Aug. 19.--The steamer Islander, the crack passenger steamer of the Alaskan route, operated by the Oanadian Pacific Navigation Company of tMs city, struck an iceberg off Douglas island at 2 o'clock on the morning of Thursday last and went to the bottom, carrying down from sixty- five to eighty souls, including passen- gers and members of the crew. Some of the survivors arrived here last evening by the steamer Queen. Tl~ey report that as the vessel went down her boilers exploded, causing the death of many who might have es- caped. Captai~ Foote was on the bridge when the vessel struck, and stayed there and went down with the steamer. Among the passengers lost of the Islander were Mrs. Ross, wife of the governor of the Yukon territory, her child and niece. There was $275,000 in gold on the steamer, $100,000 of which was carried by passengers. H, H. Hart, who has bpent sixteen years in the Klondike, lost $35,000 In dust. Sgme say that Captam Foote reaehed a ~aft but when &e saw t!~e extent of the disaster he Sumped overboard. F. G. Hlnde-Bowker, late manager of the British-American Corporation of London, who was a passenger, says: "My first intlmhtion of an accident eras the rushing of passengers on the deck, which woke me up. I was In a cabin with Mr. Maghten. I got up, went out of the cabin and saw the steamer sinking at the bow. I woke my partner np anti we dressed. By this time she was still lower lu the water. By the time I got out of the cabin the wat~x was about the smok- ing room floor. I went on the upper deck, followed by my partner. I saw the boats were gone. I went to a fail- hanging davit, by which time only the ster~ was oat of the water. I saw a raft in the water with eight or ten people on it. I slid down the rope on to the raft and as soon as I got on the stern of the steamer she sank and sucked the raft and ,peoPle down. We were some time under water, but I held on and when the raft came up only two of us were left. We hailed two men and a Chinaman who were swimming and got them aboard. By this time the steamer had sunk out of sight. Many people hung on to the .raft at different times, but it was not air fight and we had much difficulty in keeping afloat. We were turned over once by others climbing on but gener- ally managed to right ourselves. "The scene was heart rending. The beats were scattered and overcrowded, and people Were adrift begging, plead- ing and crying for help. We gathered lumber and made our raft float. We were pieked up by one of the beats re. turning from shore~ I cannot speak too highly of the officers and crew." NORTHWESTERN ROAD WILL BUILD TO ELDORA Boulder, 0olo~, Aug. 19.-~(Denver Republican Speeial.)--The railroad to Eldora is now an assured fact. It Will be built by the Colorado & South- ern road, which now runs the narrow gauge to Ward. The exact route to be 'taken wll| be decided upon in a few days. This tnfomation tames from C. B. (~lbertson of this city, general man- ager of the road, whose father was un- til a few days ago the president of the company, holding almost two-thirds of the stock and practically all of the outstanding bonds. The capital stock of the company, was $500,000, divic~ed into 5,000 shares of $100 each. For some time Colonel S. B. Dick of Meadville, Pennsylvania, who is rated au a mfllionarie, has wanted to build to Eldora. T. R. Mann, another inter- outed party and a~ .director of the road, being next to President Culbertson the : heaviest stockholder in the company, / wa~ also desirous of building to El. dora. A few weeks ago Colonel Dick ;was / OUt here again, and was more than ever impressed with the feasibility of extending the road to Eldora. When he returned to Pennsylvania he and President Culbertson met on some basis, the exact nature of which ~s not known, by which Colonel Dick be- comes owner of the controlling inter- est in the Colorado & Northwestern road. Whether or not Pres!deut Cul- he'teen retains any lmerest is not known. General Manager Culbertson said to-day: - "All that I know is that my father ~am ~old a controlling interest to Col- onel Dick, and SLat Colonel Dick has Written to me that he has assumed control Colonel Dick will put the best surveying talent procurable in the field to defi- nitely locaee the road along the best l~osstble route, that there will be no regret~ hereafter." VETERANS WILL G0 TO G. A. R. ENCAMPMENT Colorado Springs, Aug. 19.--Linus E. Sherman, Department Commander of the O. A. R., has issued his general orders for the encampment In Cleve- land September 9-14, and lustructions and information for the Colorado De- partment. The Colorado headquarters in Cleveland will be room 119 Colon4al hotel and of the W. R. (3. in room: 303 Hollenden hv~el. The ladies of the G. A. 1~ will have their headquarters with the department. The Colorado Department will leave Oolorado Springs in a special train over the Rock Island at 1:20 @clock In the afternoo~ of September 8th, and the northern comrades, including those of Denver, will leave here ove~ the same road the same afternoon at the same hour in special cars. The train will be consolidated at Limos. From Ol~ago the special will go ~o Oleve- laffd over the Lake Shore. The general orders of Commander Sherman state that the Rev. John L. Boyd of Denver has been appointed chaplain to succeed Roy. ;L B, Bedwell who has removed from the sta~e. The next state encampment will be June, 19o2, in Rocky Ford. Japan :Fears Russia. London, Aug. 19.--"Japanese l~ublic opinion." says a dispatch tO the Times from Tokio, "is becomtng excited over the Manchurian question. The news- papers contend that Russia contem- plates a permanent occupation; in which Japan canno~ possibly acqui- esce." Taffy for ]French Soldiers, Paris, Aug. 19.--The Echo de Paris publishes an alleged interview with Count yon Waldersee in which it high- ly praised the French soldiers and ex- pressed a belief that war betw0en France and Germany was an IraSci- bility. 'I FARMING MATTER. A big horse which has been exhibited in Kansas and Missouri towns during the past year, owned by Sutter Broth- ers of Eflingham, Kansas, died recent- ly, his death being att~:ibuted to the hot spell. This horse weighed 3,400 pounds nnd ,was thought to be the largest in the world- Special agents of the California Cured Fmflt Association have just made returns on the estimate of the crops about to be harvested and the yield of prunes for the entire state is given at about 55,000.000 pounds for the season. The total state crop last year was about 170,000,000 pounds. This, says a farm paper, is the first year that irrigation in the east central .part of Nebraska lms had a fair test, and the results are all that its hqends had anticipated. Ever since its intro- duction in 1896 the seasons have been favorable for crops without its aid lmt this year water is worth to farm- ors anyway from one-half to two-thirds of the value of the land. Dry weather makes converts for irrigation and as a result it has made many friends this year. While a considerable area in that section is planted to garden truck and seeds, there is cousiderable corn under irrigation that will yield from sixty-five to eighty bushels an acre. l~armer~' National Congress. The twenty-fiz~t annual session of the Farmers' National Congress will, be held at Sioux Falls, South Dakota, October 1st to 4th. The followrng is a brief outline of the literary part of the program: First Day--Addresses of welcome by Governor Charles N. Herried in behalf of the state and Hen. H. H. Keith in behalf of the city of Sioux Fails. Responses by Governor E. P. Savage of Nebraka, ex-Governor W. D. Hoard of Wisconsin, President J. H. Worst of North Dakota Agricultural College, Colonel B. F. Clayton of Iowa and others. Annual address by President P~ G. F. Candage. Addresses: "The State Department of Agriculture; Its Mission and Organ- ization," by Hen. John Hamilton, sec- retary State Board of Agriculture, Pennsylvania; "Some Problems COn- h~)nting the American Farmer,"by Hen. Eugene Secor of Iowa; "Social Life for the Farming Community," by Hen. O. C. Gregg of Minnesota. Second Day.--Addresses: "The Rice Industry; Its Relations to the Other Agricultural Interests of Our COun- try," by Hen. J. B. Foley of Louisiana; "The Nicaragua Canal; Its Importance to Farmers of the South and West," by Hen. Harvie Jordan of Georgia; "The Truth About the Oleomargarine Business," by Hen. Charles V. Knight of Illlnols; discussion by Hen. J. t~ter- ling Morton, ex-sseretary of agricul- ture; Hen. W. D. Hoard, ex-president of the Congress, and all hands; '"The Farmstead Beautiful~" by Dr. tL Ben. Jamin Andrews, cha~f~cellor of the Uni- versity of Nebraska. Public reception. Third Day.--Addresses: "State Con- trol of Animal Diseases," by Leonard Pearson, B. S., V. M. D., state ~e~er- inarlan of Pennsylvania; "The Farm- ers' Opportunity," by President J. W. Heston of the South Dakota Agricul- tural College; "Soil Culture in the Semi-Arid West," by Professor H. W. Campbell of Kansas; "Ancient Ameri- can Forests. Living and Petrified," by Hen. John P. Brown of Indiana; "The American Girl and the Home," ,by Mrs. Bertha Dahl Laws of Minnesota; "The Farm Home and Life," by Hen. M. F. Greeley of South Dakota. Fourth Day.--Addresses:- "Present Status of Wool Growing," by Hen. J. R. Dodge of Washington, D. C.; dis- cussion; "The Relation of Mining In- dustries to Faming," by Hen. F~ W. Martin of Soueh Dakota. Reduced railroad rates have been se- cured. Reports on Irrigation. A series of papers on "Irrigation" is being issued by the United States gee. logical sm'vey. The information for the pa~rs was secured largely from residents of the states treated of. Rel- ative to irrigation in Colorado. the sur- vey gives seventeen conclusions reached by the state engineer in sum- ming up the work in the state: There lsL a real increase in the vol- ume oft5e streams as they pass through the irrigated sectlo]~s. There Is no such increase in the streams as they pass through ttnirfl- gated sections. On the eontrary, there is an actual loss, ,even when the drain- age of a large area enters. The amount of increase depends very slightly, if at all, upon the rainfall. and so far as It does, it is influenced principally by the ratnfall on the irri- gated lands. Only whera the lands are already saturated is the rainfall suffi- cient to cause seepage. There is no perceptible underflow from the side channels, even where they drain several square miles. The inflow Is ,l~ractically the same throughout the year. It is more In summer and less in winter, principally because of the effect of thee tempera- ture on the soil: The passage of these seepages of wa- ter through the soil Is very slow, so that It may take years for the seepage from th outlying lands to reach the river. The amount of seepage is slow- ly but eoustantly increasing. It may be expected to increase for some years to come. An lnereased amount of land may be brought under enltlvi~tion with time, more especially on the lower portions of the streams. The seepage being nearly constant throughout the year, while the needs are greatest in sum- mer, the use of storage will best util. Ize the water from inflow. On the Poudre river about thirty per cent. of the water applted ia irrigation return- ed to the river. The use of water on the upper por- tions of a stream, whorl water is not immediately needed by prior appropri- ators, will increase the flow of the stream late fn summer and prevent such low stages as it ,would ha~e with. out this regulating action. The seepage water is already an im- portant factor in the water supply for the agriculture of the state. The cap- ital value of the water thus received in the valley of the Cache la Poudre alone is not less than $300.000, and per. hapa $500,000, and for the Platte is from $2,000,000 to $3,000,000. It is '~large for the other streams, but of un- :known amount. L0u 27-30 Thirty Thousand in Line. The triennial conclave of Knights Templars of the United States will con- vene at Louisville, Ky., Aug. 27. At this great function of the order it ts expected there wlll be present 30,000 Sir Knights, representing every state and nearly every city in the union. The preparations for their reception and entertainment during their four days' stay in the most hospitable city in America have been carried to a point where nothing is left to be de. sired. Louisville Templars, a~ong whom are included the leading city and state officials of Kentucky, have spared neither effort nor expense to make the occasion worthy of the vis- itors and themselves. According to contracts made for quarters to date Templar visitors will be present from the following states: i Alabama, Arkansas, California, Cole- rode, Connecticut, District of Colum- bia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indi- ana, Iowa, Indian Territory, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Rhode Island. Michi- gan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montan~ Nehraska, New Hampshire, New Jer- sey, New York, North Carolina, .hip, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennemee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia. We~t Vir- ginia. Wisco~sin, Idaho, South Caro- lina. Some ]g4~ A~|O~, The week of ths conclave will be one of rare attractions. The state's repu- tation for hospitallty is to be main- tglned at the Louisville custom house, where the Grand commandery of Ken- tucky will have headquarters. This is one of the handsemest buildings in the south. The entire second floor will be at the disposal of the grand body of the State Templars and seven ele- gant entertainments are scheduled for the week. Other public buildings that will flgurs prominently In the exer- cases that mark the week will be the city 'hall, an elegant building that will be converted for the time being into an electric palace, and where several of the important commandery entertain- ments will occur; the Jefferson coun- ty court house, where s~ number of commanderies will have h~adquarter~, and the "Female High school, where the official sessions of the grand encamp- ment of the Knights Templar will be held. Particular attention is'being paid to the subject of illumination and deco- ration, the sum of $50,000 being ex- pended in this manner alone. A quadruple electric arch is to be the most noteworthy feature. Ths Kentucky Grand commandery headquarters in the Louisville custom house will be opened Monday evening, and the following morning ths con- clave wiI1 bs opened by the grand par- ade of over 30,000 uniformed Template and 125 bands of music over the hand- somest and broadest thoroughfares in t~e city. Tuesday evening a great lawn fete will be held at the Masonic Widows' and Orphans' home, closing with a display of fireworks. A ehoru~ of 200 negro voices will give a concert at the horse show building the same evening. Competitive drills will oc- cupy the second day of the conclave, when five magnificent sterling silver trophies, worth $5,000, will be given as prizes. This is the first contest of tha kind since the triennial of 1883 at San, Francisco. Twenty-seven of the handsomest belles of Kentucky will act as sponsors for the Sir Knights in this contest. The conclave ball will be held in Confed- erate hall on Thursday evening. This great floor will hold 15,000 dancers at once. The ball promises to be the most brillianf social function ever given in the south. Churchill Downs, the fam- ous race course where the Kentucky derby is run" will be the scene of a horse show during the week, at which Kentucky thoroughbreds will be on ex- hibition. Excursions on the river will be given every afternoon and evening during the week and railrood side trips are to be made to the Mammoth cave, Chickamauga battlefield and other points of interest. Indications show ome~moRp A GROUP OF LADY SPONSORS. that it will be the most brilliant and successful encampment In the history of the order. ~he Knights Templar Drnl, The schedule of the drill includes about 70 movements, which will re- quire about 40 minutes on the field for each commandery. During the re. cess for dinner Detroit commandery 1, of Detroit. Mich., will give an exhi- bition drill. The Judges in the contest will be well-kno~n U. S. army officers. They will reserva their decisions until at night, when the award of the prizes will b~ made the occasion of a func- tion at the horse show building, in which the 27 Kentucky sponsors will take part. Associated with Capt. Grant on the dril~ committee are Gen. John B. Cas- tleman and two colonels of Kentucky regiments--Col. David W. Gray and Col. Thomas J. Smith. Additional interest attaches to the Louisville conclave because of the fact' that at it a southerner, Right Em- inent Sir Henry Bates Stoddard of Bryan, Tex., will be sleeted grand mas- ter. Mr. Stoddard is now deputy grand~ master, and will succeed Mr. Lloyd of San Francisco, the present grand mas- ter. The south has furnished only two grand masters up to date--Most Emi- nent Sirs Warren LaRue Thomas anff John Quincy Adams Fellows of Ken- tucky and Louisiana respectively. The offieers of the grand encamp- ment, with the exception of Messrs. Lloyd and Stoddard, already menUoned, are: Grand Generalissimo--George M. Moulton of Chieago. Grand Captain General--Henry W. Rugg of Providence, R. I, Grand Senior Warden~William B. Melish of Cincinnati. Grand Junior Warden--Joseph A. Locks of Portland, Me. Grand P~:elate-.Dr. J. C. W. Coxe of Washington, In. Grand Treasurer---H. Wales Lines of Meriden, Conn. Grand Recorder~Wtlliam H. Mayo of St. Louis. Grand Standard Bearer---Col. Arthur MaeArthur of Troy, N. Y. Grand Warder--Harper M. Orahood of Denver, Col. Grand Captain of the Guard--Charle~' C. Vogt of Louisville. Mr. Vogt is the chairman of the ~- ecutlve committee for the triennial. Long Sought by Loulsv/lle. AS long ago as 1889, when the York branch of Masonry of I~ouisville made its tri~knial pilgrimage to Washington. representative Kentucky knights went thither to extend to the Templars an invitation on behalf of the members of the order in the Blue Grass state to hold their next conclave in its metrop- olis. but Denver won. and three years later Boston carried off the prize Louisville coveted. Again at the Hub was Louisville defeated, but at Pitts- burg, In 1898, succeeded in having the knights agree to hold the 28th trien- nial conclave of the Templar grand encampment of the United States in Louisville this year, For three years the Templars of the state and city have been making per- feet the plans for the hospitality they will extend to the visitors. The work has been divided among ~0 ditVerent committees, whose members are the meet prominent of all professions and crofts in the city. The executive committee, the gov- erning body, while containing only 14 members, has the mayor of the city. Hen. Charles P, Weaver, the pest- master, Dr. Thomas H. Baker, bank- ers, wholesale merchants, leading rail- road men, etc. An entertainment fund of over $100,- 000 has been raised, of which $35,000 was given by the I~nights Templars of Louisville and Ken~cky and $20,000 by the city council as a special appropria- tion. Besides this~ liberality on the part of the council, it has further agreed to meet practically all the ex- pense incurred by the commltt~ on public comfort, which will amount to about another $20,000. THE QUADRUPLE ARCH, LOUISVIIJA~