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~I II I II I IIIlll llIIl I J I I SAGUACHE CRESCENT. SAGUACHE, - COLORADO. A passenger on a street railway In Vienna cimmed damages, which were awarded him, for a shock to his nerves caused by the conductor shouting out to the passengers to jump off the car, dm he feared a collision, Cremation has just been made legal in Spain, where hitherto It has been prohibited as incompatible with the religion of the country. The reform is based upon sanltatiom In the de- cree just issued by the Queen Regent sanetionlng the erection of a crema- torium in Madrid, it Is stated'that this departure from traditional modes of burial are actuated by hygienic con- siderations which can no longer be waived or neglected. Jullet's "What's in a name.~ mlght be asked regarding the vessels of the British navy which have borne the names of reptiles. It is said that four Vipers have been wrecked, the last of the ha[no but recently, and a Cobra still more lately has broken in two and , gone to the bottom wlth officers and men. Also four Serpents, three Liz- ards, two Snakes, one Alligator, one Crocodile, one Rattlesnake, one Ba- silisk, and two Dragons--which are apt reptiles---have at various times met with disaster. British tars, it is said have a superstitious feeling of dislike against sailing in vessels bearing such names. Lucky or unlucky, the names .are needlessly disagreeable. Italy and Austria have Just agreed t5 take a step unprecedented in sod- crn history. At the end of August the pope promulgated a Bull transferring from the administration of the Dal- matians to that of the Croatians the charitable institutions known as St. Jerome's, which has a capital of 80,- 000. The institution had belonged to the Dalmatians for five centuries. Much bitterness was created, and sev- eral serious conflicts occurred between people of the two nationalities. The question has now, happily, been solv- ed, Che two governments having agreed, after cordial negotiations, to establish the previous condition of af- fairs and consider the papal bull as non-existent Presldent Harper, of the University of Chlcago, recently received the fol- lowing letter from a prospective girl student at Pecatonica, lit.: "Dear Mr. Harper--I know you will be pleased to learn that I have decided to attend the university school of education this fall. ! a~ going to Chicago next Saturday on the morning train, and as I have meyer been in the city before I would be glad if you would meet me at the station. I am five feet four inches tall, have light hair and eyes and a pleasing appearance. I shall wear a dark brown traveling skirt and a blue waist, with white yoke. I think I shall know .you from your pictures, but for fear I make a mistake will you please wear yes card in your hat?" The United States of America, the United States of Brazil, the United Btates of Mexico and the United Setates of Venezuela appear among the names of the countries represent- exl at the Pan-American co~gress in Mexico. This shows how widely our federal plan of government as well as our style of naming it has been adopted in the New World. The use of the word "state" in this way has often been regarded as slightly in- accurate. The" word state originally algnifled a body of people united un~l~ one government, whereas we use the term to describe one of the divisions of our country; but whatever rhetori- cal inaccuracy we may have commit- ted has evidently been overweighed, tn the minds of our imitators, by the tmc- fees of our "great experiment." Per- Imps now that England has designated a~ "states" the several parts of the Australian commonwealth, the "Am- ericanism" has be'come go~d English. In Mayor Hart's inaugural address of January, 1900. "the most important re- quirement for the Boston public schools was pronounced to be that of "additional school accommodations." Since that time a special "Boston ~chool house commission" has been created, with authority to spend $1.- 000.000 for new sol, el houses the pres- ent year and $3.000.000 more within the next few years. The commission lProposes tO spend this money for "the best sanitary buildings that skill can devise." but as a means af providing temporary relief it has built forty- three portable school houses of a type exlmrimented with last year. These buildings are of wood and can be taken to pleees easily and moved. They are properly warmed, welt lighted, and are often located in the yards of crowded ~chool buildings, the sanitary arra~age- manta of which are then available. They have not entirely displaced rent- ed rooms, but they are regarded as generally superior to the latter both from the standpoint of economy and . of accommodations. An Alabama delegate who died sud- denly while in attendance upon the Methodist Ecumenical Conference in London was at one time a director in a Selma bank. The bank fallen- There- mien he disposed of all his property. devoted the proceeds, so far as they Would go. toward fraying off the bank's. Indebtedness---and died poor. There is no doubt about the religion of a man like that. and it wait eminently fitting that he should represent his church at ~togathering where its great mct met ~tmuIats one another t~ good ~zorlm a~d better way~." W. W. ANDERSON IS ACQUITTED IN TAMMEN SHOOTING CASE Denver: Nov. 18.--W. W. Anderson has been acquitted. The third JmTy which tried him on the charge o as- sault with intent o kill H. I-L Tam- men found him not guilty. The other two juries disagreed. "We, the jury, find the defendant Bo~ guilty." In ie$ than five minutes after the verdict had been handed to the clerk of the ~u~, and read, Mr. Anderson was discharged by Judge Johnson and was receiving the congratulations of his friends. One charge still hangs over Mr. An- demon, that of shooting Mr. Bonfils, but it is satd that it will be nolled this morning by District A~torney IAnds- lay. "'We cannot hope to win the second suit as long as the first has gone against us," be Is reported to have said last evening. "We tried the strongest one first and lo~t." The jury considered the case during Saturday night and yesterday morn-! ing and about 10 o'clock it sent word to the court that it had reached a ver- dict. When the court was convened to hear the verdict the only persons in the court room were the defendan% W. W. Anderson; his attorney, "John G. Taylor; District Attorney Lindsley and Assistant District Attorney Smith, Clerk Nice and the ,bailiffs. Neither H. H. Tammen nor F. 'G. Ben- ills was present. Anderson did not be~ tray any nervousnt~s, although he was plainly relieved after hearing the ver- dict read After the jury had been polled and dismissed Anderson, after first shak- ing hands with Mr. Taylor, his coun- sel, shook hands with each member of the jury and then left the court room accompanied by his counsel In dis- missing the jury, Judge Johnson said a few words of thanks for the atten- tion they had given the ease. The Anderson ease grew out of the efforts made by Mr. Tammen and Mr. Bonfils to secure the release of Alfred Packer from the penitentiary. Ander- son conceived a plan by which he thought he could secure Packer's free- dom and partly developed it. He was dismissed by Messrs. Tammen and Bonfiis, who alleged that he violated an agreement He went to the offices of the Post, on January 16, 1900, to discuss the case with the two men, and before he left a dispute occurred, in which Anderson said that he was at- tacked and beaten. He drew his re- volver and fired four shots, wounding Mr. Bonfils severely and inflicting less- er injuries upon Mr. Tammen. Ander- son asserted that he fired the shots in self-denfense. COMING SUGAR TARIFF FIGHT WILL ENLIST VAST INTERESTS Washington, Nov. 18.--There is to be a "battle of brains backed by mil- lions in the lobbies of Washington this winter. The gladiators are preparing their argument~ and mapping out lines of policy. Conferenees are held daily within the different camps. Thq question at issue is whether raw sugar grown in Cuba shall be admitted to the United States free of duty, or at a reduced rate of duty, under a treaty of reciprocity. The interests involved are vast In capital and in the possible effect of congressional action upon the happiness and prosperity of thousands of people. A delegation from Hawaii hasalready visited Washing- ton and another from Cuba is en route here The capital involved in the United States is $90,0000,000 of the American Sugar l~fining Company, of which $15,000,000 is new stock issued this year for the avowed purpose of enlarg- ing the Cuban sugar growing, as well as the refining enterprises of that cor- poration; the $19,000,000 of the Beet Sugar Company, millions ofother beet companies, and a sum so vast, invest- ed in real estate and mortgages in Cuba, that no accurate estimate of the amount can be made. There is also the interest of the cane sugar indus- try in Louisiana. The beet sugar industry will claim against Cuban competition, The Louis- iana cane growers wlll advance the same claim. Hem'y T. Oxnard, leader of the beet sugar industry and also in- terested in louisiana cane. will lead the intellectual side of the battle for the developmen~ of domestic sugar. Said Mr. Oxnard: "I esimate that we will produce 200,000 tons of beet sugar in the Unit-i ed States this year. In ten years I an, certain that the beet product of the United States, if it continues to re- ceive protection, will reach 2,000,000 tons a year, which it nearly equal to our present annual consumption. "Mr. Havemeyer has declared in fa- vor ~f letting in raw sugar from Cuba free. At the same time he would increase the duty on refined to one- half cent per pound, in order to protect still further the product of his refin- eries. Mr. Iaavemeyer's ultimate ob- Ject is the annexation of Cuba. He has a duty now on refined sugar of three tenths of a cent a pound, equiva- lent to the cost of refining, "An ann/ex Cuba would mean Ameri- can prices in that island for labor and supplies. But to continue to treat Cuba as foreign territory and at the same time to admit its raw sugar free, would be a blow to production of beet sugar at home. We shall fight hard against that proposition In Washing- that it should be granted protection ton." YOUNG GIRL AT CREEDE KILLS HER FATHER Denver, Nov. 18.~A Creede dispatch to the Denver News under date of last Saturday says: A startling tragedy was enacted in Creede at 7 o'clock last evening in the shooting x)f Coroner Dr. A. N. Simpson by his fifteen-year-old daughter Gertrude. Death was instan- taneous, the doctor only gasping a few times after the shot. The bullet, from a .41-caliber Colt's revolver, pierced the heart and passed almost through the body. The shot was fired by the girl as the doctor lay on the bed under the influ- ence ot liquor, facing the wall, and the muzzle of the gun was placed in the center of the back and burned the man's clothing. The shooting was made known by the girl, who ran to a near by store, exclaiming: :'Papa has been shot!" Ex- citement ran high, but the authorities soon took charge and the eltiznes were content to await developments. The finding of a coroner's Jury this morning was that Dr. Simpson came to h~s death by a gunshot wound at the hands of his daughter Gertrude in self-de- fense, and that she be exonerated The circumstances which led up to the killing are well known to the citi- zens, but no such outcome was ex- pected. Dr. Simpson had been es- tranged ,from his wife for several years and the daughter Gertrude very recently came to live with her father. The daughter testified that her life had been repeatedly threatened by her father, he making gun plays and tell- ing her that he would kill her last night, that she was driven to th~ des- perate act through fear of her life. Dr. Simpson has been a prominent figure in Creede almost from its in- ception, and was the most successful physiclma in this part of the state. He was also well known .in lodges and es- pecially generous to the laboring class. His wife, who has been living lu Lord- burg, New Mexico, is expected here Monday. Denver, Nov. 18,~Further develop- ments in the Creede patricide indicate Dr. Simpson treated his daughter in an atrocious manner, and that when she fired the fatal shot she was in fear of death unless she submitted to his un- natural desires. She asserts that he told her he would kill her unless she yielded and would kill her if she gave warning or attempted to leave the house. Miss Simpson will be arraigned to- day In the District Court on the charge Of murder, ~rots in ~:oe on Denver Track. Denver, Nov, 18.--A crowd of 2.500 people visited Overland Saturday af- ternoon to see Cresceus go a mile against time. The track was in fairly good shape, but the best that the great king of the turf could do was 2:08. which beat the track record by 3~ see- onds. Cresceus was driven by his owner, George H. Ketcham, of Ohio. Owner and horse were welcomed to the track by J. W. ~pringer in ~ neat and owery lq)eech. DEATH 0F THE MOTHER OF SENATOR TELLER Denver. Nov. 18.--Senator Henry M. Teller and Willard Teller yesterday re- ceived word of the death of their mother, Mrs. Charlotte Chapln Moore Teller, of Morrlson, Illinois, at the ad- vanced age of ninety-three years. Senator and Mrs. Teller left for Morri- son yesterday afternoon and Willar& Teller will go on to-day. Mrs. Teller, despite her age, retained her mental facultie~ unimpaired to the time of her death, and to a great ex- tent kept in touch with current events. Eight children, four sons and four daughters, survive her. Mrs. Teller was born in Vermont August 8, 1808. the daughter of Wil- lard Moore and Sallie Chapin. She re- moved to New York state with her par- ents in'1815, and July 4, 1827, she mar- ried John Teller, with whom she re- moved to Morrison, Illinois, in 1864. Mr. Teller died at that place Novem- ber 9, 1890, at the age of eighty. l~adcllffe Leases to Unele Sa~ Washington, Nov. 18.--'~he fish com- mission has leased for a term of three and a half years the lakes and other property belonging to William Rad- cliffe, on the Grand Mesa, in Colorado, with the purpose of establishing an auxiliary station for the .hatching and collection of trout for distribution in the Rocky mountain region. Mr. Radcliffe is an English ~ gentle- man who some years ago came Into possession of a large tract of elevated table land in that section, on which were a number of natural lakes. He converted these lakes into a fish re- serve and last spring one of his guarde killed a man who, it is alleged, was trespassing upon Mr. Radcliffe's prop- erty. The killing led to very bitter feeling on the part of persons residing iu that vicinity, and as a consequence Mr. Radcliffe was forbidden to enter the country, and his buildings and other improvements were destroyed. He has made an unsuccessful effort to have the government of the United States and also the British govern. meat protect him in the occupancy and control of his property. By his lease to the fish commission he will secure the protection of the lakes, although the business done will not be conduct- ed by him. TELEGRAPHIC BREVITIEg. Duluth is to have a free municipal employment bureau. The Journeymen Barbers' Interna- tional Union has declined to admiV women to membership. The Cuban Democratic party has adopted General Bartolome Masse as its candidate for the presidency of Cuba. It has been decided to hold a carnival in Sydney, Nova Seotia, next summer to include aquatic sports, rowing and yacht racing. St. John Dix, who wrecked four banks in the state of Washington last year, has been arrested in London and will be extradited. I~ng Edward has decided to have the celebrated Koh-I-Noor diamond mounted In the crown of Queen Alex- andra for the coronation. Laying the keel blocks for the con- strtrction of a new fighting cruiser for the Turkish government has been be- gun at Cramps' shipyard. President Roosevelt, who has been looking for a new team, is opposed to docking the tails of horses and will not consider any offers of bangtalled ani- mals. All the German naval officers are re. ceivlng instructions in wireless teleg- raphy, and all ships of the German navy will be equipped with wireless' apparatus. Six thousand dollars has been given Charles O. Baird of Philadelphia, the income of which is to be used toward prizes for oratory In the senior class at Princeton. A Constantinople dispatch says that a severe earthquake occurred on the 9th instant at Erzeroum. Many houses were destroyed and the inhabitants sought safety in the open. The Con~nereial Pacifc Cable Com- pany, recently Ineorporated to operate a cable line between this country and the Philippines, has ineerased its cap- ital from $100,000 to $3,000,000. Mbther Bickerdyke of army fame died at Bunker Hill, Kansas, Novem- ber 8th, at the age of eighty-four years. Her work among the Union soldiers during the war is well known. A dispatch to the Herald from Paris says: The municipal council ~f St. Cloud has decided to give the name of Santos-Dumont to a street leading to the balloon park in St. Cloud. Andrew Carnegie has offered to pro. vide a $10,000 building for the Wood library of Canandaigua, New York, on condition that the municipality shall guarantee $5,000 annually for its sup- port. A deal is about to be consummated by which all the leading fruit canning establishments of Cal.~fornia outside of the CaliforniaFruit Canners' Associa- tion will pass into the hands of an eastern syndicate. The entire system of the Market Street Railway Company at San Fran- cisco has practically been sold to a Baltimore syndicate, which has for several months been negotiating for Its purchase, for $26,000,000. Resolutions strongly protesting against the ratification of the reciproc- ity treaties which will come before Congress at its approaching session, have been adopted by the Southern California Fruit Exchange. There is now a bill pending in the French chamber of deputies providing for a graduated tax upon unmarried persons, increasing rapidly in amount upon beth women and men betwee~ twenty-one and forty years of age. Berlin advlces state that ground was broken for the new American church on the 9th inst. A large crowd of Americans were present. The United States ambassador, Andrew D. White, will lay .*he corner stone Thanksgiving Day. Paul Revere, vlce president a~d gen- eral of the Sons of the American Rev- olution, died on the 10th instant at Morristown, New Jersey, aged 45 years. He was a son of General Joseph War- ren Revere. who fought-in the Semi- nole and Civil wars, and a great grand- son of Paul Revere of Revolutionary fame. Andrew Carnegie has given twenty- three emphiyes of the Edgar Thomson steel works at the Braddock plant of the Carnegle company enough five per cent. bonds of the Carnegie Steel Com- pany to make the interest Just equal their salaries. The total amount of bonds distributed ls said to be about $1,00o,o0o. At a reception of British pilgrims re- cently, the Pope forbade the reading of their address publicly, because it ex- pressed a hope for the restoration ot tbe temporal power of the pontiff, and his holiness did not desirE a renewal of the trouble caused by the Duke of Nor- folk on the occasion of the ,previous pil- grimage. The National Prison Association at its recent meeting in Kansas City passed resolutions urging upon Con- gress the adoption of a general parole law and an tndetermiimte sentence law for the benefit of federal prison- ers. The next meeting of the associa- tion will be held at Philadelphia in Oc- tober, 1902. Charles Miller and Mrs. N. C. Collins, alias Grace Arnold, alias Grace Alli- son, formerly of Cleveland, St. Louis and San Francisco, convicted of hav- Ing used the mails to defraud in con- ducting a matrimonial bureau, have been sentenced to a year and a day in prison by the United States Court at Kansas City. Canal Treat~ Completed. London, Nov. 18.--So far as the Brit- ish government is concerned, all that remains to be done in connection with Handred ~l~llea an Hot.~. the isthmian canal is for lord Paunce- fete and Secretary of State Hay to New York, Nov. 18.--In the expert- affix their signatures to the treaty. ments in electric traction on the Prus- Such minor suggestions as ensued sian military lines, a speed of ninety, after the British ambassador's arrival nine and one-half miles an hour has at Washington have been disposed of. been attained, the force' employed be- [ ing 10,000 volts. It ie said that if the ] "wn.n lines were strengthened this rate ot Yon Praline speed would be quite probable, Bak~"s Chocolate or Baker's Cocoa examine the package you receive and make sure that tt bears the well known POWDERLY RECOMMENDS LAWS TO RESTRICT IMMIGRATION Washington, Nov. :19.--Commissioner General Powderly, of the immigration bureau, in his annual report reiterates the views exl)ressed iu his last annual report as to the necessity of amending the laws in relation to the 1)unlshment of persons who induce aliens to come to the United States to engage in labor or service of any kind. In discussing the general subject of immigration the commissioner gene]~al says in part: "To deal with the I)roblem success- fully, it seems indispensable to remove as far as possible those conditions which conflict with the incorporation of the alien element into the social sys. tern of the country, so that hy actual experience the former nmy learn as soon as possible that the basis and foundation of American policy is a re- spect and aff~