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WASHINGTON GOSSIP. SAGUACHE CRESCENT. SAGUACHE, COLORADO. The cotton exported from the Unit- ed States during the past year amount- ed to 3,~0,890,448 pounds. If you wish success in life, make per- severance your bosom friend, experi- ence your wise counsellor, caution your elder brother and hope Your guardian genius. The close of the tourist ticket season has brought out the fact that at least 2,000 persons have taken up perma- nent residence in Colorado, as a result of mid-summer excursions. Friends, thought absent, are still present; though in poverty they are rich; though weak yet in the enjoy- ment of health; and what is still more ditncult to assert, though dead they are alive. A man in Alpine, Col., is at least willing to sell his body for money. His name iS W. S. Coburn, a prospec- tor. He owns a lot of mining property that is valuable, but his credit is ex- hausted and he cannot get money to further work it. Hence he thus ad- vertises in a local paper: "'If I have a right to sell my body when it becomes a corpse I am in the market for any- body desiring such Investment. My body will make a good skeleton." A faalt in the New Zealand submar- ine cable, which recently caused much trouble to find and repair, is stated to have been caused by the bite of a fish. It was almost bitten through, a broken tooth, half an inch long and apparent- lngly belonging to a fish of lare size, be- ~found embedded in the strands, which rested 330 fathoms below the surface. The accident is of a very un- usual nature, as large fish d~ not usu- ally descend to such great depths. An effort will be made at the coming session of congress to have the census office made a permanent bureau of the government. The proposal has the support of common sense. To assem- ble all the experts necessary to carry on this great undertaking, as well as to train the thousands of clerks, Is too large a task to undertake "from the gro~tnd up" on each decennial year. Much statistical work, moreover, might ~ be ~dist~ibuted to advantage through the'decade, Before the Deputy Magistrate of All- pore (Bengal), one Shaik Ozer, of Bas- latOUa, wa~ recently charged with hav- ing brntaliy branded his glrl wife The jtrl. used to run away from her hus- hand's house to her father's, and on the last occasion she was brought by the accused, who, after subjecting her to Various tortures, branded her with a pair of red-hot tongs, and thereby dis~ figured her permanently. The accused was sentenced to one year's rigorous imprisonment. " A portion of a hatpin, about three inches long, was found in the inteR- of Al:rzd Phillips, a four-year-old 733 Wythe avenue, Brook- was operated on for appendi- pin was badly rusted, and had been in the .boy's body The child h~td suffered several months; recently that an operation was decided apron, rt is feared that the boy cannot li~e~ as the lptestines were perforated several Ume~ by the pin. The eo~mon notion" that Germans are the heaviest beer drinkers is refut- ed by statistics published by the British ' Boa~-d of Trade Last year every~Ger- L ths average, drank twenty-' while the average~ Eng- lishman drank thirty-two gallon~. Th~ consumption in the United Stat~ was than half as much, per capita, as my. With the exceptions of the British are the lar~- and the grown rapidly during the last fifteen years. A sharp change compel }rea~ net revenue of Great from the taxation wine and spirits. dollars is the Prioe Foy, a stonemason, TELEGRAPHIC BREVITIE$. A very heavy snow storm hit New England December 3rd. The socialist position against the German tariff bill has received nearly 3,5(D,000 signatures. A battalion c~ the Second regiment of cavalry will be brought from Cuba abaut January 15th. The number of students in the 119 regular medical schools of the United States in 1900 was 1,079 females and 21.673 males. The decline in the value of British securities since the beginning of the Boer war is estimated at more than a billion dollars. The German minister to Venezuela re(~mmends to his government that eight warships be sent there to collect the German claims. The Cape to Cairo line of the African Transcontinental Telegraph Company has been constructed as far*as Bis- marckburg, Togoland. The ferry boats. San Ra~_ael and Sansalito collided in the bay at San Francisco on the night of November 29th, and twenty lives were lost. The big battleship Illinois, sent to test the New Orleans floating dock, passed safely and easily through the Jetties at the mouth of the MisSissippi. A London dispatch says the report cabl~l to the United States that Flor- ence Nightingale ~aS near death was unfounded. Florence Nightingale is well. Anouncement is made that the sen. tence of excommunication against Father Jeremiah J. Crowley of Chi- cago would be recalled within a few days. J. S. Andrews, who pre-empted a claim within the present limits of Chicago in 1844, died at Wichita, Kan- sas, December 3rd, aged eighty-four years. Maria Luisa. a negress, 160 years old, dled~ last month at Rio Janeiro, B~azll. bhe was the last representative of the slaves who were imported directly from Africa, Edward ~[ohn Eyre, who was g0Vo eruor of Jamaica and its dependencies, 5862-66, and who put down the mutiny of the negroes there, is dead. He was born in 1815. Sousa and his bnnd played by royal command on the night of December 1st at Sandringham before their majes- ties, King Edward and Queen Alexan- dria and the royal family. Purdlue College of Lafayette, Indi- ana, received as a Thanksgiving pres- en~ $60,000 from Mrs. Eliza FoWle, to Be expended for the erection and equipment of an assembly hall. Kansas Is experiencing its second water famine for this year. Water- works companies say that the situa- tion, as far as the water supply is con- cerned, is as serious as last' summer. Latest reports indicate that probably- only three lives were lost In the ferry boat collision at San l~anctsco, De. cembec 1st. It was at first thougi~t that as many as twenty were drowned. 5~is officially stated at the Hague that the story reproduced in th~ "Los. don News from the Vaamsehe Ca-. retie about Queen Wilhelmina quar. reling with the prince consort is use true. T~e Peruvian minister, Senor ~0sman, and the Bolivian minister of foreign affairs have signed a protocol submit- ring to arbitration the pending ques. lions between their respec$1ve coun- tries. For the first time a Russian univer- Sity has this time placed TolstoPs ,~works in its curriculum, A special seminary for the study of his writ- ings and teachings has been opened at Kieff, \ The statistician of the Department of Agriculture reports 9,674,000 bales as ~.the 1}rebate ~cotton .production of the Un|fiiff ~S~t~ lt~ 59014)2. Thla was about 2,000,000 bales less than trade estimates. William Alexander Selklrk, a Cali- fornia.ploneer of 1850, and for nearly half a century a prominent figure in the newspaper and political world of the Pacific coast, died~at Seattle, ,De. comber 5st. An important paleontological discov- ery is announced from VologO4a, where a skeleton, declared to be ,hu- man; has been found with the nnpre- eedente& length of 4.75 arshines, er over eleven feel John Helnrich, who pleaded guilty to the charge Of picking the pockets of members of the late President MeKln. ley's party during their, visit to Dos Angeles las~ May, was givem three' years in San Qudntin prison. In a recent fast fin5 to make up .time between Chicago and Cleveland, the Lake Shore train carr~ng the Aus- tralisn mail made eighty miles an hour for a part of the distance and averaged COCKRAN SAYS THE PRESIDENT COULD STOP THE BOER WAR Chicago, Dec. 10.--A program of pro- test against British methods In the South African war was carried out be- fore an immense audience in the Audi- torium theater here Sun,lay night. Fol- lowing an" address by W. Bourke Cock- ran and earnes~ speeches by others, resolutions for the appointment of a committee to bring the sentiments of the meeting before the President were adopted. Although an admission was charged, the funds being intended to aid the Boers and especially their women and children, standing room was at a pre- ml~m and many were unable to gain admittance. "But is it true that the resistance of the Boers is hopeless? Since the fall of I~'etorta it certainly has not been fruitless; it has been Justified by. most important results. Lord Salisbury's position that nothing but absolute sur- render would be considered has been abandoned, and to-day the burghers could secure almost any terms short of complete acknowledgement of their in- dependence As their resistance has not been fruitless, ncithe~ is their struggle for independence hopeless. On the con- trary, if their resfstance be prolonged for a few months, the abandonment of tl~e struggle to suhdue them by Great Britain is inevitable. The program opened with the song "Providence has so ordered events "The True Heart," sung by nineteen that the President of tbe United States German societies of Chicago. Dr. Hi-[can conclude this bitter quarrel. It is rain Thomas, head of the People'sl an extraordhm~T opportunity offered to Church, followed with a prayer for thel an extraordinary man. It would not women and children in South Afrlcanlbe necessary to draw the sword, to prison camps. Then followed short ad- make and threat of armed intervention. dresses by Judge Theodsre Brentano or to take au unfriendly attitude. One and Judge Murray F. TU'ley, chairnmn word spoken to the English ambassa- of the Chicago brancl~ of the American dot or in the hearing of the English ha- Transvaal League. undeV the auspices tion. would restore peace, establish jus- of Which the meeting was held. tics, secure liberty to these burghers, '~nere were 500 people on the stage when Mr. Cockran. tim orator of the evening, arose and bowed in recogni- tion of the tumult of applause which greeted him. IIe said in part: "However men may differ about the invasion of the South African repub- lics, all are agreed that the restoration of peace i~ in the highest degree desir- able. There "ire but two ways in which the war can be terminated--eith- er the Boers must surrender or the English government must abandon the attempt to subdue them. It is quite generally assumed that the resistance of the Boers cannot be successful, and tf this be true they would not be justi- fied in continuing a struggle which in- volves" fruitlsse loss of life and waste of property, even though the losses in. flirted on their enemy were tenfold greater than what they suffered them- selves, for bloodshed is useless and is always indefensible. promote enormously the lU'Osperity Of the hmnan race and bring immeasure- able glory to the American nation. W'ill that word be spoken? Never In history has such momentaos results hung on the lips of a hnman being. IVill Theodore Roosevelt improve this opportunity for himself, his country and the whole human race?" Resolutions were adopted petitioning the Presideut that the treaty of Wash- ington, of May 8, 1871. be strictly en- forced and that the use of American ports and waters be henceforth denied to vessels operating under British char- ter for the augmentation of supplies of war; and that the President of the United States will employ eve/'y possi- ble means to bring to an end the hor- rors of concentration camps and a war- fare which by its unexampled ferocity and enormous cost of life and treasure has astonished the civil- ized world. - .:- . ~ . ~_ -. ._:- . .-~~~ GENERAL CHAFFEI 'S REPORT ON CONDITION OF PHILIPPINES Washington. Dec. 10.--The first an- nual report of General Chaffee, mili- tary governor of the Philippines, sums up the situation there from a military point of view by stating that the prov- inces of Batangas and La Guna. in Lu- zon, and the islands of Sanmr. Man- dora, Cebu and BohoL constitute the area now disturbed by any embodied force of insurgents. He says tl~at to the physical charac- ter of the country, to the nature of the warfare of the rebels, who are fimigo and foe in the selfsame hour, to the hu- manity of the troops, which is taken advantage of by the rebels and the inhabitants who sympathize with them, and to the fear of assassination or. the part of tim friendly disposed if they give information to the Ameri- can forces, is due the prolongation of the guerilla warfare. Commenting upon the plan of grad- ually replacing military with civil ad- ministration. General Chaffee says: "The withdrawal of interference with civil affairs does not contemplate with- drawal of the troops from their sta- tions to any considerable extent; on the contrary, this ~hould not be done hastily, and when-nndertaken should be gradual and more in the nature of concentratiom than reduction of force or abandonment of any considerable area of territory." He therefore recommend~ that there be no further material reduction of troops before January, 1.903. The gov- ernments which are being organized-- provincial and municipal--General Chaffee says; are both new and untried. and there is but one certain and relta-, hie method of ascertaining the progress of the Filipinos In self-government, namely, observation by the army. /On the subject of the u~ilitary government of the city of Manila General Chaffee. ~ays: severity of treatment of the inhabit- ants." In anticipation of a partial concentra- tionof the troops in the Philippines next year General Chaffee submits estimates of cost for the construction of qfiarters and barracks. He recommends that a permanent post be constructed at once in the vicinity of Manila for a garrisou of two squadrons of cavalry, two bat- tries of artillery, and two full regi- ments of infantry, together wlth a hos- pital and storehouse, the whole to be under the command of a brigadier-gen- eral. He gives $500.(}00 as.a rough es- .imate of cost for this project. General Chaffee devotes a good part of his report to the terrible disaster which betel Company C. Ninth infant- ~-y, at Balangtga, Samar, and which, he says, was"largely due to overconfi- dence in assumed pacific comlition~ and in a people who, to a great extent, as yet are stl~angers to and unapprecia- tive of our humane policy of liberty of beliefs and actions." American soldiers, he says, fail to dis- criminate between real and assumed friendship on the part of the Filipinos. A table is submitted showing that since June 10th last. the date of the last table submitted by ~General Mac- Arthur, up to September 15th, 361 :~ il - )ino officers and 3,e~q8 men surrendered to the American military and twenty- six offlders and 489 ruesWere captured. In an appended report Geenral J. P. Sanger, inspector general of the divi- sion of the Philippines, in speaking of the discipline of the troops in the Isl- ands, notes a commendable abs(ence of exees~es and serious infractions of the regulations, but says there is great room for Improvement In'the matters of dress, demeanor and show of respect in saluting superior officers, the criti- cism applying to officers as well as sol- diers. Judge Adot~ate General Grossheck says the suppression of brigandage in "In the ~overnment of Manila for three years, if the military have done the Phillppines most probably will be nothing more, it is everywhere apparent ] one of the trying problems of the fU- that an.excellent foundation has been lure. If the military arm was left free laid and a turbul~t and hostile corn- 1 to deal with the marauder~, he says munity brought to observe the laws there would be no dsubt of the final and individually be Orderly; this has suppression, but the incoming of civil been done without undue harshness or I government complicates the situation. many, lr nOt excel , " CARNEGIE S MILLIONS entific development. GIVEN TO EDUCATION Mr. Carnegie's plan does not propose a national university in the sense that " an appropriation Will be~ asked or fifty-five miles including stops. Washington, Dec. 50.~The Post this needed. T"ne government is simply to The Ge~nnn 'Colonial Council lias morning says: . . be the trustee of the magnificent on- - ~'-'":'~" "ff~ "'~ "~ ni " "" o" President Roosevelt has recelve(l a dowme~t, just as it administers the decsued tlmt wnne the e anmpauon z .......... e-i- 1- which ..... ........ v ~- ~ be --- . fun4 bequeathed Oy ~mitnson, t t c letter irQm Anorew ~aru g e u me cmmren~ot am ~ m g~ pra - the latter offers to make a donation o~ ticable in ~Mgoiand and the Camerons, ~._ ~'==' :=.~" . -- "~ .......... ~h^ ~ ~u~ ~,,~ h~,i ...~ .,-~.~1 t, ~I~ ~IO,000,U~J tO the uux~et~ ~tate~. ,~ Will Support Copper PrleeL ..,,~ ~ a,~u uv, .-..,,~ t. ,~'~,--v to con ross n ' . th~ f~,~ In ~-m~n 1~i Afric~ ' letter will be referrerd., g Y I New York, Dec. 50.--At a meeting of ~.-- **'~.~.'~ ---'~.'~--L'-~-: ,,~-~ "" the President is a specml message. I several prominent bankers at the Met~ The esuma~es tor ~ermany a expem ' Mr Carnegie's gift. Is tot the purpose i ro,~olimn Club Sundav ni,~ht it was dilutes in China for 1902 are $9,800,. of establishing in ~V*ashington a unlver. I de~ided to extend sucl~ Su~ort to the 000, as against $30,0~,000 expended in ~ity for higher education. As far as ~-1 ..... tea co~e- stoc~urin# the 1901. Penslo~ for w!d ~ and - Ills idea has been developed it proposes : a~a~ian ,e the ut~,~k ogohsnfl'8 vester- pha~t~tl~gfrom fl~e China. expe` a gift after the manner of the besuest ~ cl~)"'a's ~'0u]d prevent-a--d~mo~'all-za- dltt~ amount ~tO $122d~0~annu~lly. of James 8mtthson, the ~ngnsnman i ..... , .... 1 - ~: ~ .. _ ~ . d t .... ': :::c ....... ta-l'sh }lion in me general market wl~ on, ex- O~ Appeltat -t~ has re. t WhO gave $l,~j~3,~vJ tor. me es n,. - naris a~,reed ml~,ht occur if there was , decree ent~ red a.Year ago . meat of what is now K~[0W.n ::n ~ae a further and more serious slump in : (~lhtcago B0a~ of Trade Smithsoman tm~ututmn ~mxtn - ~ ............ ~; ...... ' b toe STOCK OI the olg copper trust ed ~e~ ~lth the ~lred file institution to be founded y . ' " J ~.r~J~ . i~ ~. ~ .... : .... - -'~ siena of None of the leading brokers or corn- the Central ,tuCk and ormn aim to be a lacier m me umu " " e " -~ - - - - - ....... " ""- "~^rne-le mlssion houses were awar tlaa~.such In reeelvlng market re1~rm, sclenttne ~nowleuge.. z~r. ~ ~ aetlon had been taken and it was not an t proposes that the university until long afte the professional bears is to endow shall be the greatest instl- had unsuccessfully attempted to ham- ration in the world for the development of higher education~ He has consulted met down "the stock for further losses that it dawned upon Wall street that President Gilman of Johns University, President Hadley of President Eliot of Harvard. dent White of Cornell and all the lead- Ing educators of the country. heartily endorse his plans. university will not in. the least with the ' established course. support of the most powerful character was being given. Concen~gl~n C~mps, London, Dec. 50.--Lord Inslow, par- l~amentary secretary, of the colonial office, ,while ,speaklng..~t Crewe..last night, announced that "the concentra- ti~ camp~ t~ South Africa had now been placed finder the control of the elvil authorities; that no Pal~s or ex- would co~centrados Who coast would be .80, Representative Bell of Colorado has been reappointed to a place on the ap- propriations committee of the House. Representative Sh~froth Ires pre- sented a joint resolution to amend the Unlted States constitution to permit female suffrage. Representative Taylor of Ohio has in- troduced a bill to pension Mrs. McKin- ley at the rate of $5.0~ a year, begin- nlng Sept 14. 1901. the date of the death of the late President. Represent'ltive Curtis of Kansas has introduced a bill providing for estab- lishment of a reservation of 100.000 acres in New Mexico to be fenced and used as grazing ground ~or buffalo. Senator Elkins introduced the New Mexico admission bill which he will champion in ~he Senate. As delegate from New Mexico he introduced the first bill for an enabling act for the ter- ritory twenty-six years ago. Representative Bell has introduced a Joint resolution to prohibit use of any pul~lic building in District of Columbia other than capitol for use in oonnection with inaugural ceremonies. This is to prevent use of the pension building for holding inaugural balls in future. It is authoritativel7 stated that there has been ,no marked change for the worse in tlie condition of Rear Admiral W. T. Sampson. However. he is now. as he has been since he came to ~Vash- ington, in very feeble health and hls chances for withstanding any serious strain upon his vitality are sald to be slight. Representative Gardner of New Jer- sey has introduced a Joint resolution authorizing the State Department te purcahse the Danish West Indies and appropriating no~ exceeding $4,0~) for that purpose The resolution refers to the desirability of American ownership of timse islands, under the Monroe doctrine. On the 7til instant President Roose- velt slgned the first bill sent to him hy Congress, thus creating the first law to be enacted under his administration. It was an act to admit free of duty and permit the transfer of foreigu ex- hibits from the Pan-American Exposi- tion to the South Carolina Interstate and Industrial Exposition a~ Charles- ton, South Carolina. Among the anti-trust measures pre- sented in the House. is one by Mr. Ball of Texas. which proposes the ap- pointment of a speci'H commi[tee of nine representative'~ to repot= au anti- trust bill. Representative Crumpack- er of Indiana has introduced a bill pro- riding for an amendment to the con- ~itutlon permitting Congress to tax the capital stock and earnings of cor- porations. Representative Itepburn of Io~n has introduced the Isthmian canal bill which, by reason of his being the auth- or of the bill passed last year and his probable continuanee at the head of the Itouse commerce committee, is con- sidered as the measure which will serve as the basis of action by the House. It differs from the Hepburn bill pa~sed last year. in making the to- tal appropriation $180,000,000 instead of $140.000.000. Of the total amount $10,000,000 is made immediately avail- able to begin work. Secretary .Root has prepared for sub- mission to Congres,s a bill providing for the voluntary retirement of the vet- eran officers of the army who have seen actlve service in the three wars-- the Rebellion, the Indian wars 'and the Spanish War--with an additional grade, It appears that only about 201 officers, will be affected by., this ar- rangemen% which the President him- sel'f.will'urge in the strongest terms as a measure of simple justice to the vet- erans, and as calculated to Improve the efficiency of the military ~ervice b5 placing younger men in command. Senator Lodge has introduced a hie provRnng for the removal of the te~ year limitation on the Chinese exclu, sign act, thus leaving t~e provisions of the GeRry act in fores: Tlmt act, which was approved May 5, 1892, excluded the Chinese indefinitely, but the Scott act of November 3, 1893, limited the ex- clusion to ten years. In case there ts no legislation In the meantime, the ten years' limit would expire next May. Senator Lodge's bill Is brief and is as follows: "That so much of section 1 of the act of Congress approved No- vember 3, 1893, 'to prevent the coming of Chinese persons Into the Unite~ States,' as limits the exclusion of said Chinese persons to ten years from the passage of said act of May 5, 1892, is hereby repealed." Senator Lodge of Massachusetts has intl~oduced a bill to provide revenues for the Philippine islands. It provides that the tariff passed by the Philippine commission September 17, 1901, and nproved by the secretary of war, shall renmln tn full force and effect. This covers goods going into the islands. The second section provides for levy- ing the same duty and tariff on goods comin~ into the United Stated from the Philippine islands that are now collect. ed from foreign countries. Section three provides that until otherwise or- dered statutory laws of the United States shall not be in force in the Phil- ippines except as qrdered by the Phil- ippine commission. Section four pro. rides ~hat all duties collected in the Philippine islands shall be paid into the Philippine treasury. Senator Hansbrough" has ~eintrodue` ed his irrlgatiqn bill:of last ae~son; with various am'endments. It pro~Ides for the setting aside of the moneys de- rived from the sale of public lands in the arid and seml-arid regions of the United States and the colleetlon of these moneys in a fund to be used for the reclamation of the arid lands. The secretary of the interior is given charge of this fund and of all the de- tails of its collection and expenditure. He Is authorized to make surveys and construct reservoirs Where necessary and to condemn lands necessary tod~ so. .Water Is to be distributed, and persons whose lands are benefited are to .pay for the same the funds thus col. lusted to go into the reclamation fttut~. Senator Hansbrough has borrowed on~ section from the Newlauds bill, prbvld. ing that nothing in..his proposed law shall be allowed to conflict wtth stat~ laws bearing on the subject Of lrrig~ ' of the interlor:i~ aseerta~ lands, COLORADO NOTES. A movement is on foot at Idaho Springs for the erection of a new city hall. Charles II. Springer has been ap- pointed engineer in the Pueblo public building. Senator Teller has taken his seat on the Democratic side of the Senate chamber. Work on the new beet sugar factory at Greeley is being prosecuted with great rapidity. The smokestack will be 160 feet high. George Winston and L. A. Williams, of Muskogee, Indian Territory, have purchased a controlling interest in the stock of the Mercantile National Bank of Pueblo. Chancellor E. BenJamin Andrews of the University of Nebraska, will pre- side at the laying of the cornerstone of the new science 'building at Colo- rado College, Colorado Springs. Many of the Cripple Creek gamblers have left for other points throughout the state and country, as they are said to believe that gambling has been closed for good in Teller county. For the month of October the Colo- rado & Southern Railway Company earned $497,244, an increase of $29,727, and net $149,622, an increase of $9,- 876; surplus $132,066, an increase of $8,723. The postoffice order establishing a free delivery service at Grand Junc- tion has been postponed to the 16th inst. The occasion for th.e delay Is the failure of supplies to reach the office In season. The ladies of the Norton Art Club of Pueblo opened a four-days' art exhi- bition and sale of pictures on the 3rd inst. The proceeds will be devoted to a fund for founding an art gallery In Pueblo. G. Campbell Morgan, the English evangelist who has charge of the North field extension work and is therefore in a measure the successor of Mr. Moody, conducts a series of meetings in Denver, beginning Decem- ber 9th. Yee Chow Jung, a Chinaman, died In Denver on the 7th inst. of leprosy. The doctors call it anaesthetic leprosy and say there is no danger of contagion. Yes was starting for China and faint- ed at the depot as he was about to take the car. An Albuquerque, New Mexico. dis- patch.says that Charles H. Anderson, a young man in the employ of the Santa Fe Pacific, who was killed by a dynamite explosion near Williams on the 7th inst., has a mother und slste~ living at New Castle, Colorado. At Leadville a few days since, half a dozen gamblers were given the full extent of the law by District Judge 0wers. The judge read the ga~able~:s a severe lecture, informing them that he was thoroughly in earnest in his ef- fort to suppress gambling iu Leadv llle. It is said that the recently elected county officers of Pueblo county have stated that there will be no changes in the present force of clerks and depu- ties at the court house. All the pres- ent incumbents were re-elected, and give it out that they will make no changes. At Ward on the 5th inst. Justice of the Peace Gibbons fined John Field, a farmer living near Longmont, the sum of $200- and sentenced him to the county Jail for ninety days for stuffing twenty-six turkeys with stones while the birds were still living, mad selling them, dead but und~essed~ to a b~t.cher, at Ward. W. S. Stratton has accepted the invi- tation of the Colorado Springs. Mining Stock Exchange to be the guest of.hon- or at a banquet at the eknflers hoteI, January 15th, to commemoxate the on-- trance of the association into the Strat- ton Mining Exchange building, and as an expression of .the public spirit .~how~ by the mllli~naire.~ The baggage handled in Pueblo dur- ing November showed a~ luc-r~Ze over the corresponding month of last year of 5,383 pieces. The total number of pieces handled last month Was 21,342, of which 11,131 were received, and i0,- 211 were forwarde~d, leaving 921 pieces in Pueblo. The ticket sales for No- vember, showandncre~se of~twenty~ five per cent. over the corresponding period, of last year. Beet pulp from the LoVeland sugar factor~ is being tested "as to Itsvalue for fattening cattle and sheep. W. H. Tflrner is hauling to Berthoud and feeding cattle. Bartholf & KeIIm have a large number of lambs on the John- stone farm southeast of town, and about a mile from the factory, to which they are feeding about forty tons a day. ~' , A new club o~ horsemen, robe called the Cmmtry ClUb, wi}| be organized in Denver to replace the Overland ~,rk Club. Henry ~Volcott ~s the principal owner of the stock of the Overland Park Association, whlch for the last five years, It is claimed, has been maintained at a loss. Mr. Wotcott: it is said, is preparing to make his resi- dence in the East, and has offered to make a two years' lease to the new club. W. S. Stratton will donate to El Paso " county the new park at tim end of the Cheyenne canon street ear line recently improved by him. County Assessor Layden was notified by Mr. Stratton, it Is said, to strike the tax levy from the rolls, as the owner intended to give .~he tract to the county. The acquisi- flvn'c0mprt~.~wenty acres near Chey, .enne canon, and a large force of men is at work putting the finishing touches to the rustic fence, the drivewa~s, etc,. Which will make the place on~ of the chief points of attraction next sea- son . It costs money to run for 0flies in Pu- eblo county. The statements filed With the county clerk show that the Repub. lican Central-Committee expended $4;- 469, the full amount collected from the various s0urees. The Dem00ratic Cen- tral Committee collected $3,998, ~ of which all but $33.25 was expended. ff~m6s L. Beaman,, elected sheriff, t spent $1,305; W."T. Falrfax, clerk, $1,- 215; Miss Lulu White. county superin- tendent of schools, $506; M; A. Carey, ~ssessor, $1,022,25; L. B. Gibson, eoun- ~V JUdge, $384; "J. H. Williams, cem- missioner, $702,~9; ,iIohn~ M. McKee, treasu~r, $1)315;,I. C~ MeK~llip, JUS- tice of the 9eaee, $400; Dr. A, J. MOrt- defeated for, co~0ner, expended 1