COLORADO IN 1899, CONDENSED. It has 163,000 acres in cultivation to fruit. It has 14,000 miles of irrigating ditches. There are fifty-seven counties in the state. Its population is estimated to be 600,000. One beet sugar factory at Grand Junction, and another will' be built this year at Rocky Ford. There are yixty-five public creameries creamer-ies in the state. According to the Rocky Mountain News, the production of the precious metals during the year 1899 Is as follows: fol-lows: I, 515.777 ounces gold $31,329,055 21,375,532 ounces silver 12,6S0,250 54.350 tons lead..... 4,641.529 II. 515.931 pounds copper 1,854,226 Zinc and manganiferous iron.. 577,500 Total $51,082,567 Colorado mines naid dividends in 1S99 amounting to $11,777,604. Following iy the Rocky Mountain News' estimate of the value . of the products cf the farm, orchard and dairy for. 1S99. -The figures are believed to be conservative: Wheat 2,880,000 Alfalfa 6,000,000 Clover and timothy 750,000 Natural grasses 2.250,000 Corn, oats, barley 3,000,000 Potatoes 1,700,000 Fruit and garden products- 3,750,000 Total $20,330,000 Dairy products $ 5,064,668 Poultry and eggs 2.603.0D0 Wool 1,800,000 Hides 1,150,000 Honey 115,000 Grand total $31,062,663 Thera are 80,000 colonies of bees in Colorado. The Colorado Fuel & Iron company employs 10,000 men and produced last year $7,681.71S.62 worth of iron and steel and $5,250,000 worth of coal anp coke. The value of the coal mined in Colorado Colo-rado in 1899 is placed at $8,750,000. Following is a statement of the value of the raw products of Colorado for 1899 Gold 31,329,056 Silver 12,680,256 Lead 4,461,529 Copper ' 1.854,226 Iron and steel ; 7,681,719 Zinc ... J .. 577.500 Coal S.750,000 Oil ' 1,5W,000 Stone 1.825,000 Lumber 3,250,000 Agriculture, dairy, poultry and honey 24.362,668 Fruit 3,750,000 Wool , 1,800,000 Hides ....".'..'. 1,150,000 Livestock 8,700,000 total $113,851,954 The products of Colorado are shipped to all parts of the civilizer world. The assessed valuation of the state for 1S99 is $203,450,683, an increase of $16,145,639 over 189S. '