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L SAGUACHE CRESCENT. SAGUACHE, COLORKDO. . i L Ths professor who maintains that Jersey mosquitoes do not bite is guess- lag at long range. A national coin is recommended for the Philippines, to take the place of Mexican adobe dollar. If lord Curzon has a race question mn his hands In India, he would do ~well to throw up his job at once. Central Americans have to ~top and fight every few miles because itl~ey have come to the sea or the steep 4fills- There is always a finish lying in wait momewhere down the pike. McGovern lgot his, and Young Corbett will not -last long. Those highbinders of San Francisco j~em to have forgotten that highbind- ring in that city always ends In high, hanging. Spain is experiencing the coldest winter it has known in many gears. When things begin to go wrong they always go the limit. Epigram by Bro. Parkhurst: A good man feels bad when he is knocked down. A bad man takes it as part o! his ~thletic training. The ease with which the gentlemen from Bulgaria made way with their nrst ultimatum will doubtless excite the envy of the sultan. Hereafter. when the South American city is not bombarded as advertised, the management will be compelled to return the gate money San Francisco's fogs are almost as fatal as the venerable experiment of trying to run two railway trains past each other on the same track. Magnanimity has not entirely dis- appeared from Georgia. The new dis- pensary system for the sale of liquor makes no distinction as to color. Missouri's eastern account with the firm of Kohn, Pepper & Co. has been converted into Cayenne Pepper, etc., 'and it makes mighty good seasoning, too. A photograph is a good thing, but s good oil painting Is a better. The new Chicago Bible is a good photograph, .but the King James version ia better ~llterature. Who said the bicycle had passed from the scene forever? One hundred and twenty-two of the machines were stolen in this city in October. "--Minne- apolis Times. We have it on good authority that that lively purveyor of news, yclept the Congressional Record, is about to resume publication after several znonths of suspension. Mr. Carnegie ought not to feel con- corned about the problem of disposing of his vast wealth. The science of sPending and that of getting are rarely held by the same hand. The Bulgarian bandits have extend. ed their ransom proposition to the 1st of January, at which time it is to be hoped that they will turn over a new ~eaf ~ud sign a set of good resolutions. The advocates of vivisection for criminals probably would secure a better reception for their plan if the world had not had the bad taste to embrace civilization a few centuries back. Kentucky is getting ready to organ- ,in a state bar association. We had been under the impression that there were very few men in that common- wealth who dld not belong to such an ~msoclatlon. Before growing warm in reprimand- ing the New York hotel clerks who turned ex-Queen Liltup~kalani in cold- ne~ from their doors it might be well to note that one o5 her suite hears the ~name of Helleluke. Bradstreet report~ a large sale of Canadian steel In the United States. This is another feather returned to roost in our cap. The Cape Breton plaint was put in and is largely owned by American capital. Among the recent appointments in the naval service was that of two gun. mers to be ensigns. Under the ruling of the r~ent congress, promotions from thd ranks can now be made,, and the matt who enters Uncle Sam's sere- |to as a common sailor now has the of becoming an admiral. of A contemporary remarks tha~, excltt- ~lve of Alaska. we have public lands MARCONI RECEIVES SIGNALS ACROSS THE ATLANTIC OCEAN S~. Johns, N. F., Dec. 15.--William quently and so in accordance with tim Marconi announced the mos~. wonder- detailed plan arranged to provide safe- ful scientific discovery of modern guards against possibility of mistake, times last night, in stating that he had that Signor Marconi was satisfied that received electric signals across the At- it was a genuine transmission from lantic ocean from his station in Corn- England. wall, England. He explains that be. Again on Thursday during the same fore leaving England he made plans hours the kite was elevated and the for accomplishing this result, for while same signals were renewed. This made his primary object was to communi- the assurance so complete that Signor cate with oean liners in mid-ocean, he Marconi cabled to hs principals in hoped also to succeed in attaining the England, also informed the governor of wonderful scientific telegraphy across Newfoundland, Sir Cavendish Boyle, the Atlantic. who apprised the British Cabluet of Signor Marconi's stntlon in Cornwall the success of the experiments. is very powerful. He possesses an electric force, generated there, a hun- Signor Marconi, though satisfied of dred times greater than his ordinary the genuineness of the signals and that stations. Before he left England he he has succeeded in his attempts in ca- arranged with the electrician in charge tablishing communication acro~ the of the station, which is located at Atlantic without the use of wires, em- Poldhu, that signals should be sent phasizes the fact that the system is yet daily after a certain date which Signor only in an embyronic state and that the possibility of its ultimate develop- Marconia would cable him after hav- ing perfected his arrangements here. meat Is demonstrated by the success Signor Marconii arrved here a week of the presen~ experiments with lucern- ago Friday, selected Signal hill, at the plots and imperfect apparatus, as the entrance of the harbor, as an expert- signals can only be received by the most sensitively adjusted apparatus," moating station and moved his equip- and Signor Marconi is working under ment there. Last Monday he cabled to the Poldhu station to begin sending great difficulties, owing to the condl- signals at 3 p. m. daily, and to con- fleas prevailing. tinue them until 6 p. m., these hours The Cornwall coast is 1,700 miles being respectively 11:30 a. m. and 2:30 from St. Johns. p. m., St. John's time. During .these In view of the success attending hours Wednesday Signor Marconi ele- these trials Signor Marconi will, forthe rated a kite with an aerial wire, by present, disregard the matter of corn- means of which signals are sent or re- municating with Transatlantic steam- ceived, ors. He will return to England next He remained at the recorder at- week, and will conduct the experi- tached to the receiving apparatus, an~l meats from Poldhu himself. to his profound satisfaction signals He explains that the greater electrt- were received by him at intervals, ae- eal power there will enable him to cording to the program arranged pro- send more effective signals. He will vlously with the operator at Poldhu. undertake this work, himself, leaving These signals consisted of repeating at assistants here to erect a mast and re- intervals the letter "S," which, in Mar- ceive the signals as he forwards them. eonrs code, is made by three dots or It is not possible to send return signals quick strokes, from here until a powerful electric bat- This signal was repeated so fro- tery shall have been installed. GREAT DECEMBER STORM CAUSES IMMENSE DAMAGE Philadelphia, Dee. 15.--A storm and the valleys were inundated. which, for severity and destructive- Heavy rain followed during the night, ness, has not been equaled in this see- accompanied by winds of great veloc- tlon for twenty-five years, visited east- ity. Trains were blocked for many era and central Pennsylvania last hours, landslides were frequent and in night, causing almost unprecedented the low lands and valleys hundreds of damage and resulting in the loss of at dwellings were flooded, while the dam. least four human lives, age to farm lands and buildings is very The havoc in the coal regions is enor- great- Few lives so far have been re- tutus, and the loss to railroad and rain- ported as lost. ing companies will amount to millions Green River, Wyo., Dec. 15.--Andrew of dollars. Christenson, who runs 3,500 sheep The Schuylkill, Lehigh, Susquehanna north of Green River, came in yester- and Juanita rivers have risen as highas day and reported that all flocks in that fifteen feet above their levels, and all section are lost, together with a" hum- of their tributaries have overflowed, bet of herders. The storm, he says, inundating the surrounding country in was the worst he ever saw in this more than a dozen counties, state. He believes the loss among Innumerable washouts have occurred sheep will be heavy. on the Pennsylvania, Philadelphia & Billings, Mont., Dec. 15.--E~stern Reading, Northern Central, Lehigh Montana has been enveloped in one of Valley, New Jersey Central and Lacks- the heaviest snowfalls ever known. The wanna railroads. Bridges were carried snow averages from two to six feet away and traffic is at astandstlll. The deep on the level and railroad travel delegates to the convention of the will be interrupted for the next few American Federation of Labor are days. storm bound at Scranton with no idea " The thermometer is twenty degrees of when they will be able to leave, below zero here to-nighL with a strong New Yor~ Dec. 15.--Warm weather north wind blowing, which will drive and rain, followed by high Winds, have It from ten to twenty degrees lower by resulted in general damage all over morning. All stock on the open prairie New York state. Saturday the snow in is suffering frightfully and unless the the northern section thawed rapidly, weather changes some within the ne~ causing the rivers and creeks to rise, twenty-four hours losses will be great. 4+4-F+~- ......... ..... ...... ..... .-.-.-.-~,.-...+++4++.~ COMMITTEE FINISHES WILL ADVISE SCELEY NEW RESERVOIR BILL TO KEEP UP THE FIOHT Washington, D. C., Dec'. 15.--(Denver Baltimore, Md., Dec. 15.--I~ador P, ep~blican SPecial.)--The eommittee P, ayner showed keen disappointment which has been working since the when the findings of the court of In- opening of Congress on an irrigation quiry were communicated to him here. bill completed a measure yesterday He announced that he would go to which will be submitted Wednesday Washington as soon as his engage- to a meeting of western members, meats will permit, and he will counsel when, if adopted, it will be introduced Admiral Schley to fight the case to a in the Senate and House and. be the finish by every appeal that Is possible, measure upon which all western mere- In an interview he said: bers will stand in their efforts to se- "I would prefer now not to say any. cure government aid for arid land re- thing In connection wth the opinion. I clamation. The bill contains ten see- think the country will almost unani- lions, the main features of each being mously accoFt Admiral Dewey's Judg- as follows: meat. The testimony was so over- Oner-Creation of a land reclamation whelmlng upon almost every one of fund from sales of public lands in six- the specfications in favor of Admiral teen states and territories. Schley that I must confess I am utter- ly at a loss to u~derstand upon what Two--Secretary of interior to select facts or upon the evidence of what wit. reservoir sites, nesses the other two members of the Three--Sec~retary to withdraw from court reached their conclusion. entry land to be irrigated. "I am absolutely satisfied that the Four--Secretary to let contracts for opinion of the two Judges is at total works, no project to cost over $10 an variance with the opinion of the corm- acre. try, and that this will not by ant Five--Lands subjected to homestead means terminate the controversy. I entry and payment of $5 an acre; on- shall advise ~he admiral to fight it to a tries limited to eighty acres, finish, to open it by every appeal that Six--Management and operation of is possible, congressional or otherwise- reservoirs to pass to owners of land lr- and I believe tha~ the sentiment of the rigated when payments are made upon whole country will uphold hm in hl~ a major part of lands, resolve not to let the Judgment stand." Seven--When the water provided ~o Prevent ~ttle l'l~bere~almlle. shall be more than sufficient for irri- gation of irrigable public lands under Stockholm, Dec. :15.--Prefesser I)eh. ring, a German who was recently the project, ~)erpetual water rights at awarded the Nobel medical pr!z~ of $5 an acre may be sold for private 150,000 kroner, announced to-day dur- lands not exceeding rights for more than eighty acres to any one land lag the course of a lecture that his ex- periments demonstrated the posslblli- owner, ty of rendering cattle immune from tu- Eight--Secretary of the lnterlor is bereulosis by innoculatlon. The profes. authorized to acquire necessary prop- sor added that he proposed employing erty by condemnation proceedings in the Nobel prize money In combatting United States or state courts, cattle tuberculosis. NIne--Nothing in the.act is to inter. fere with the laws of any state or ter- ritory relating to rights to the appro- priation of water or its distribution for Irrigation. State and territorial laws to govern appropriation and distribu- tion of water rendered available by the act, beneficial use to be the basis and measure and limit of right to use such water. Ten--Secretary of the interior is au- thorised to make rules and regulations to carry the act into effect. Western members are fairly w~ll pleased with the measure, but it is pointed out by some that while the bill ~seites that there shah be no Interfer- ence with state laws, other provisions of the bill provide methods of proced. ure for the s~cretary of the interior in conflict with such state laws. COLORADO NOTES. g~ ~og cholera has recently carried off a good many hogs in the Arkansas val- ley near Florence. By a quit-claim deed from other heirs, Admiral Dewey has become the owner of a lot In Denver. Colorado Springs capitalists talk of building a summer concert hall at La Vergne, a new suburb just south of Colorado G-~ty. The Brighton Vegetable Growers' Association has been organized by the gardeners living in the Platte valley near Brighton. Michael Ambro. aged elghty-four, was struck by a freight train and in- stantly killed at Colorado Springs on the 13th instant. Holyoke people now "hello" on a new telephone llne which they hope to have connected with the long-distance llne before long. Hoses Townsend of Colorado has been reappointed Judge of the United States Court (Southern district) of In- dian Territory. The City Council of Victor refused to gra~t a license for a saloon in the Richllieu hotel on account of it being close to a church. The butchers 6f Floreuce have or- ganized to combat an alleged traffic in horse flesh, which, it is asserted, is be- ing sold by peddlers as beef. Judge J. L. Semmes, adjutant of ~ne department of Colorado, Patriarchs Militant, I. O. O. F.. died suddenly at Colorado Spr%ngs on the 13th instant of heart failure. The Railway Men's Co-Operative Supply Association will start a co~op- eratlve store in Denver wFth a cash capital of $10,000. C. M. Hulbert is president of the assoeiatiom The enrollment of students at the State Agricultural College, Fort Col- lins, has reached 428. This is the larg- est number registered at a single term in the history of the institution. The Colorado Telephone Company has Just completed an extension of its lines from Livermore. Larimer county, to S. Cloud, a distance of twenty miles, where it reaches an important cattle section. Thomas Preston Brooke. a Chicago man, Is said to be planning a telescope that will, he predicts, bring the moon to an apparent distance of only eight miles from the earth. He proposes to build an observatory for it on the top of Gray's peak, Colorado. Lawrence Hex, a negro, on trial at Pueblo for the murder of Lizzie Alley and William White. both colored, ,was found guilty by the jury, who also agreed upon the death penalty. His was the first murder trial in the Pueblo courts since the enactment of the capi- tal punishment law. Memher~ of the Denver Restaurant Keepers' Association have devised a scheme to buy a farm and raise onions oa a co-operatlve plan for use in their restaurants. The farm. it is said,, will soon he purchased. Every kind of ta- ble delicacy that may come under the head of vegetables will be raised. A. R. Gumaier, purchaser of the Por- ter etock of thoroughbred horses in Denver, last week. is preparing to build a race track on his land south of Florence and will also put up fine sta- ble~ He has already fenced in several thousand acres. The animals will ar- rive soon. They were purchased at a cost of $35,000. The recent death of Rev. B. M. Ad- ams at Canon City has attracted con- slderable attention throughout the state. Mr. Adams was eighty-four years of age and established the Bap- tist church in Fort Bent,. LaVeta affd Durango. He traveled all over the southwestern part of the state in the early days, before there were any roads, making his trips in the saddle. The Colorado State Grange, of the or- der of the Patrons of Husbandry, will meet in Twenty-eighth annual session in Lincoln hall, No. 1415 Larimer street, Denver, on Tuesday, January 14th, at 10 o'clock a. m., and c~)ntinue in eessinu three days or until the busi- ness of the meeting shall be concluded. The fifth and sixth degrees of the or- der will be conferred Wednesday even- ing, January 15th. A party of distinguished steel mag- nates visited Pueblo on the 12th in- stant, among whom were John W. Gates of Chicago, Colonel John Lam. bert, Chairman J. C. Osgood of the board of directors; President J. A~ Ketfler, J. J. Mitchell, president of the Illinois Trust and Savings Bank, and J. E. Hutchlns of the Illinois Loan and Trust Company. They refused to be interviewed on subjects pertaining to the C. F. & I. Company. The Colorado Fur and Feather As- sociation has secured Coliseum hall, Denver, in which to ]~old its annual exhibition. January 13-18, 1902. The exhibit will consist of all varieties of poultry, cats, pigeons, canaries, rabbits and cage birds, and promlses to sur-~ pass even the large display of last year. Entries are being made from all portions of the state. The association pays expressage beth ways upon all state entries amounting to $2.50 or over. A telegram has been received at Cripple Creek by Secretary Arthur Francis of the Tran~mississippi Con- gress from Governor Prince ~f New Mexico, chairman of the congressional committee of the congress, announcing that headquarters have been opened in the Ebbitt house, Washington, and re- questing that copies of the proceeed. lags of the Cripple Creek sesslon be :Immediately forwarded. The congres- sional committee meets January 10th. The rep~ent~ive for Colorado is Judge Robert Graham of Cripple Creek. In a suit commenced in the Arapa- hoe county District Court, John P. Sanderson accuses Jsrvis Rlchards and the Bijou Ranch company of driving his cattle onto lands in Elbert county infested with loco poison weeds. He ~ays ten died, fifty were so poisoned as to become worthless, fifty were so poisoned as to be of little value, fifty cows were" prevented from breeding, 125 cows were put into bed condition, and other were more or less etunted. Sanderson says his herd of 425 cattle was worth $1~(~_/ and that the com- pany has been driving it from its ac- customed ranges for the purpose of breaking up his business. He seeks $1~,000 damages. Report That Both~ Y~ Wounded Durban, Dec. I~--A dispatch from Nkandhla, Zululand, dated December 5th, and delayed in transit by the cen- sor, tells of a recent action near Lane. berg, Transvaal, in which Command. ant Lauis Botha was shot through the left leg below the knee. He only es- caped by crawling into the bush. Hie followers say they do not know where Botha ts now. The dispatch adds that the British took eighty prisoners. Wondea-fu/, if True. Brussels, Dee. 16.--The Independence Beige says that Dr. Sylvestre, former- ly an American, lnlt now s naturall~sd French physician, has invented a spec- trograph which enables users of the telephone to see each other. STATEMENT OF THE M'KINLEY MEMORIAL ASSOCIATION Cleveland. O., Dec. 17.--Judge Wil- liam R. Do y, ex-Secretary of state and- president of the McKinly National Me- morial Association, has issued the fol- lowing statement to the public, adopt- ed by the trustees at their recent meeting in Washington: The McKinley National Memorial Association was organized by the im- mediate personal friends of President McKinley to afford an opportunity to the people of the United States to ex- press their personal love and devotion to the late President by the erection of a fitting memorial at his grave. The trustees were ~.ppolnted by the Presi- dent of the United States, the first meeting for organization having been ~aeld at Cleveland October 10th. It is the distinct purpose of the asso/:iation to erect such a memorial as will typify fittingly those exalted qualities of character, simplicity, dignity, devotion to duty and high ideals that were so eminently exemplified in his life and purposes. This memorial is to rise above the grave a~ Canton, Ohio. where he" will finally rest, in accord wit~ his own expressed wish. In bringing the purposes of this as- sociation before the people, the earlier work has necessarily been one of or- ganization. This has progressed rap- idly and satisfactorily. It is desired that an organization be perfected in every state and territory~ and local or. ganization in cities, towns and rural districts with a committee in charge, working in connection with the state auxiliary, is urged. The public should be given the fullest opportunity ~o subscribe. The trustees desire to express their deep sense of obligation to the press of the country for its earnest support thus far, and to recommend that all newspapers act as agents for the re- ceipt of subscriptions. By a resolution passed by the' American Bankers' Association, all banks have been designated depositor- ies for subscriptions, All postmasters will receive and forward monies, and all express companies will issue money orders free of charge and when neces- sary forward money free. In foreign countries, the ambassa- dors, ministers and consuls of the United States will receive and forward subscriptions. In every case the name and address of the subscriber should be forwarded to the treasurer, Myron T. Herrick. Cleveland, Ohio, for preservation in the permanent archives of the associa- tion and in order that souvenir certifi- cates may be sent to each. This sou- venir certificate adopted~by the trus- tees will be worthy of preservation as a work of art and as evidence of the holder's participation in the erection of the national memorial. It has en- graved upon it a portrait of President # # #, # , # # # # MAKES CORPORATION ASSESS~IENTS VOID Denver, Dec. 17.--In the State Su- preme Court yesterday Chief ~Justice Campbell announced the decision of the court in the contempt cases against the attorney general, the soeremry of the State Board of Assessors and ten members of the board for disregarding the temporary injunction issued by the Supreme Court restraining Judge Dix- on from acting further in the case, the injunction holding in a~eyance all pro- ceedings by the conten'~ing sides until the Supreme Court could pass upon the matter. The chief justice stated that in disre- garding the order and proceeding with the work of assessing the corporate property of the state and certifying out the assessment rolls the acts of the board were not contempt against Judge Dixon, but against the Supreme Court. Continuing, Chief ~Iustice Campbell said, in substance: "T~at such an order was made; that this court had full authority to make such an order, and that the board should not be permitted to take such action, is very clear to my mind. The] State Board of Assessors and the] board's clerk took this action underI the advice of the attorney general. I] am surpri~d that the attorney gen-[ oral could counsel such action, being an attorney of many years~' experience. The contempt is scarcely denied by the attorney general, his ~excuse being chiefly that he was placed in a very embarrassing position, forbidden on the one hand from performing certain acts, and ordered on the other hand by the statutes to perform these dutie~ This is no Justification His advice o the board to proceed with its assess- ments was in direct violation of the or- der of this court. Such conduct de- mands of this court the most severe censure. To permit such action to go unrebuked would be to subject this court to repeated acts of contempt by other attorneys; to have its orders ig- nored whenever, tn the opinion of a litigant, such action was Justified. "The court will not inflict a fine or imprisonment upon the assessors, the secretary of the beard or the attorney general, as it has full power to do. If, by the order which this court will now enter, the State Board of Assessors finds it embarrassing to reassess the property, the fault ls that of these re- spondents. It is ordered that the action of the assessors, being in violation of the restraining order of this court, be set aside and held for naught." Chief Justice Campbell then went on to state that at a suitable time he would hand down a written decision in the matter. That the opinion would concur in. the one Judge Gabbert had handed down some days ago when the matter was first presented to f~he court. After the Justice had concluded Judge Steele of the Supreme Court said the decision Just made by Chief ~ustice Campbell was as muchx of a surprise to him as to anyone else in the room; that he had no previous inti- mation ~s to what the chief Justice was to decide. "I do not agree with the finding of the court in any particular, he said. "I do not believe that this court has the power to take the position which it has Just taken. Neltl~er do I believe that the actions of the respondents 1 merit the action taken by the Court." McKinley, and in shadow pictures of the President's home at Canton, the Capitol and the White House. The public is especially cautioned against any enterprise attempting f~ make' capital out of the sentiments of affection which inspired the desire to rear at the grave o~ our late President a memorial which shall fittingly honor his memory. It is the desire of the trustees that all contributions shall be the free-will offerings of the people, and they respectfully request the pub- lic to discourage all propositions which may seem to have as their object fine obtaining of money by giving all or part of the proceeds to this memorial fund. The public are hereby notified that the McKinley National.~emorial Association has no connection with or relation to any other association or to any enterprise of a commercial na- ture. After a eonferenee at tbis meeting with representatives of the William McKinley Memorial Arch Association at Washingtoa, the following resolu- tion was adopted: "Resolved: That it be the sense of the trustees of the McKinley National Memorial Association tha~ the field of popular subscription should be left to it for raising the sum necessary to )rovide a suitable memorial to the late President at CantGn, where his body lies; and that this association should join with the William McKinley Memo- rial Arcl~ Association of Washington in memorializing Congress to erect a na- tional memorial at the Capitol of our country to commemorate his services to the Nation." The arch association acquiesced in this resolution and has properly ceased to solicit popular subscriptionS. leaving the field to the McKinley Na- tional Memorial Association, through which the people of the United States will build a memorial of affection at 'the last resting place of their beloved president, William McKinley. The officers and trustees of the Mc- Kinley National Memorial Association are: William R. Day, president, Can- ton; M. A. Hanna, vice president, Washington; Myron T. Horrick, treas- urer. Cleveland: Ryerson R1tchle. see- rotary, Cleveland; Cornelius N. Bliss. New York; Thomas Dolan Philadel- phia; 3N. Murray Crane, Boston; Alex- ander H. Revell. Chicago; Charles W. Fairbanks. Indianapolis; Henry M. Duffield, Detroit; George B. Cortelyou, Washington; Eli Tornanee, Minneapo- lis; William A. Lynch, Canton; John C. Milburn. Buffalo; William McConway, Pittsburg; David R. Francls, St. Louis; Robert J. Lowry, Atlanta; Henry C. Payne, Milwaukee: Henry T. Scott. San Francisco; Franklin Murphy, New- ark; E. S. Hammond. Memphis; E. W. Bloomingdale, New York. .~ # # # # ~ . # # # # 3udge Steele further said that he would, within a few days, file a dis- senting opinion. Governor O~unan had very little to say about the matter when seen after the meeting of the State Board of Equalization. When asked if he had decided on a ~pecial sesion, he said: "The matter of an extra session was not mentioned during the meeting of the board. I do no~ care to talk about that phase of the matter until I have had time in which to read the bill filed by the corporation a~torneys in the federal court. As regards what the state will do next, I have not a word to say." 7" NEW CANAL TREATY RATIFIED BY SENATE Washington, Dec. 16.--The Senate yesterday ratified the Hay-Pauncef~te iethmian canal treaty by the decisive vote of 72 to 6. The vote was reached a few minutes before 5 o'clock after al- most five hours' discussion behind clos- ed doors. There were no sensational incidents during the entire time. The debate was confined exclusively to a discussion of the merits of the agree- ment and the policy of its provisions. The principal speech of the day was made by Senator Teller, in opposition to the treaty, and he was followed in rap- id succession by twelve or fifteen other senators, who spoke briefly for or against the motion to ratify. Mr. Teller expressed confidence that the resolution would be adopted, an~ whfie he had no purpose to attempt to prevent that result, he was convinced that there are very few senators who are really satisfied with the treaty. With Great Britain in her present mood he believed, he said, it wouldhave been possible to secure a treaty whic~ would give entire satisfaction and he sharply criticisdd the State Department for failing to do so. He took the position that it woul~ have been sufficient to abrogate the Clayton-Bulwer treaty and said that England knew well enough that with that result accomplished, she eauld. very well ~rust the United S~ates to maintain the neutrality Of the canal. as this country could be prepared to do so for many years. Colox, ado W. O. T. U. Denver Dec. 17.--The State Woman's Christian Temperance Union mot in executive session Friday at the homo of Mrs. A. A. Hawley, state president. Several out-of*town members were present, among them being Miss Lena A. Dwight of Boulder. The financial report showed the treasury had been replenished by the proceeds of the rummage sale, which amounted to $375. Work for the year was planned, the principal feature of which will be the organization of new unton~ and the building up of the old ones. Two prominent national organ- tzers have been secured for thi~ work during the early part of the year. Members of ~he Cottage Home beard were appointed as follows: Mrs. M. C. Hearon, Denver; ~Mrs. Sara Goodrich, Denver; Mrs. Susette Pease, Desirer; Mrs. A. B. Sinclair, Denver; Mrs. R, E. Llvermore, Denver; Mrs. M, ,A: .~ Weir, Del Notre; Mrs. Robblns, Junta; Mrs. Henderson~ Leadvllle;- Miller, Lafayette. l