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I I II CAUGHT SMUGGLING CHINESE ACROSS MEXICAN BORDER Washington, Aug. 26.--Probably the most importan arrests ever made in connection with the smuggling of Chi- nese across the Mexican border into the United States were made last Fri- day In Arizona, when William A. Hoey collector of customs at Nogales; B. F. Jossey, an immigrant inspector; Frank How, a Chinaman living in Nagales, and another Chinaman living at Clif- ton, Mexico, Just across the border from Nogales, were taken into custody by special agents of the treasury and secret service operatives. Other arrests are expected to follow within a day or two. It is stated that with two or three exceptions the whole customs and immigration administra- tion at Nogales are involved. Some time ago an official of the Treas- ury Department having Nogales as his headquarters wrote the department that he had reason to believe the offi- cial force at that ,point was corrupt and that Chineae in large numbers were being smuggled across the border for a conslderatlon. A secret service operative was sent there at once and plans laid to secure evidence against the persons under suspicion. Several Chinamen were furnished with money and sent on to buy their way through the official cordon. This was accomplished without difficulty, the price demanded being from $50 to $200. The secret service men also arranged with one or two employes whose hon- esty had been tested t,o go into the col- lector's office at a certain time and de- mand a share of the money being re- ceived from Chinamen and to be ad- mitted into the combination so that they might get their share of the pro- seeds of future deals. This was reluctantly agreed to and considerable sums of money, were handed over in the presence and full hearing of a secret service man who had previously secreted himself In a near by office closet. The officials soon found that China- men who presented a cei~tlflcate marked with the letter "A" were al- lowed to proceed without question., while those having certificates that did not bear this cabalistic nmrk were turned back .without ceremony. Later on it was developed that the letter "A" on a certificate indicated that the ' amount demanded had been paid. Sev- eral Chinamen were sent through with the requisite "A" mark on their cer- tificates made by one of the secret service meu. The utmost care and secrecy was maintained from the first to secure positive proof against each man under suspicion. The number of Chinamen who have bought their way into the United States through the alleged connivance of the Nogales officials is not known but it is believed to be large. A special agent has been ordered to Nogales to take charge of the office if he finds it necessary. +++,F++++++~F+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ +++++++ CZAR AND KAISER WILL MEET ON GERMAN IMPERIAL YACHT Berlin, Aug. 25.--While the papers are flooded with details of the Czar's approaching visit to France, confirma- tion of the announcement that his majesty will also attend the German naval maneuvers, which was made in Paris some days ago, was for some reason known only to officialdom, kept back from the German public un- til yesterday. The statement that the Czar will visit Dantzig in private, and that no minister will be present is quite wrong. Both Count yon Buelow and Count Lamsdorff will accompany their Imperial masters. Attempts, therefore, to divest the meet)ng of a political character are vain. Not that important political transactions will be concluded, but the mere fact that Emperor Wllllam will have an opportunity of exchangifig Personally his views on pending ques- tions is regarded especially important. As a high official said: Pueblo, Colo., Aug. 25.--(Denver Re- publican Special.~--Judge L. B. Gib- son, one of the oldest and most highly respected members of the Pueblo bar, was the victim of an unknown assail- ant shortly after noon yesterday. While seated at his desk in his of- flee, room 124 Central block, a mau entered and without a word ap- proached the Judge and stuck a revol- ver under his nose. The Judge wheeled about in his chair and pushed the re- Volver up. The man then struck the ~udge seven blows on the head, pre- sumably with the butt of the revolver, although the bruises would indicate that a heavy piece of metal was used. The man succeeded in making his es- cape while the Judge lay on the floor where he.had fallen. Judge Gibson was able to stagger into Dr. Dorland's office on the same floor, where his wounds were dressed. The worst wound is on the crown of his head, which produced a concus- sion of the brain and to-night the Judge is reported to be very weak, al- though conscious. He is a[ the Pueblo hospital. In the struggle the revolver fell to the floor and was afterwards found by the officers. Judge Gibson, .in giving an account of the assault, says that his assailant was nearly slx feet tall, well dressed i in an apparently new suit of clothes. the best thing for both to be good friends though attempts may be made here and Lhere o mar that friendship." The meeting will take place on board the German Imperial yacht Hohenzol- lern. The Czar's visit will last only forty-eight hours. At the same time the Czar will be re- viewiog the French fleet and troops, the German imperial maneuvers, to which Lord Roberts, the British com- mander-in-chief, has been invited, will be in progress in the country south- ward of Dieschau on the Vistula. The maneuvers are of exceptional in- terest this year. Special attention will be paid to the cyclist divisions, pigeon post and balloon company, attached to each corps, and to the experiments with motor cars. The large part ~'hich Count Yon Waldel:see is occupying in public at- tention has brought ont many kindly comments on the countess, which al- "The emperors will meet as good ways include a mention of the fact friends, from the conviction that it is. that she is an American. JUDGE b, B. GIBSON Campbell, who occupied the office with Judge Gibson. Mr.. Campbell states " ASSAULTED AT PUEBLO that he knows of no one who has a grudge against him or of any cony:eta who might attribute their sentences to him. The police and sheriffs are work- ing zealously to discover the author of the assault and will leave no stone un- turned to bring him to justice. Chair of Pedagogy Assured. Debtor, Aug. 26.--The college year, which is about m open for the Denver University, will, in the opinion of Bish- op Henry Warren of the Methodist Church, he the most successful in the history of the institution, says a morn- ing paper: "Everything is most promising," said the bishop last night. "Last year we had more than 800 students. This year we expect to pass the 1.000 mark. TWo new branches will be added this year --elocution and physical culture. "The endowment of the chair of ped- agogy, as announced at the Methodist conference at Canon City, is an as- sured fact. Who the person is who will endow the chair must, however, remain a secret for some time. Sev- eral of us have known for some time that this gentleman intended to donate $50,000 to perpetuate tills chair, but until he has completed certain arrange- ments his name will be withheld. The department of pedagogy is not a new one in the university. We taave Dr. Phillips in charge of that department. had a light moustache, light hair and The endowment will simply continue complexion. He does not. remember the work permanently." ever seeing the man before and says the fellow did not speak a word while In the office. He is at a loss to account Shooting at Boulder for the mysterious assault. Boulder. Colo., Aug. 25.--(Denver The appearance of the office indicat- I News Special.)--Perry Abels, locally ed that the judge had made quite a I known as "Curley," a scavenger of this struggle to resist the onslaught of the I city, was shot abou~ 8 o'clock this even- stranger, but he does not know wherh- I ing by Mrs. Mary Lamb, a neighbor. er the assailant was injured. I Abels, who resides at Twenty-first and & special mee~.ing of the Pueblo Bar I Spruce streets, is a well-known charac- Association was called yesterday af- / ter of the place and has a reputation of _ ternoon and a reward of $200 was of- ' being a reputable citizen. feted by them for the arrest of the as- salient. The a~sault is one of the most mysterious In the criminal his- tory of the city, and has aroused in- " tense interest. Reports from the hospftal indicate that the Judge will recover, although his injuries are more serious than at : first reported. ff, udge Gibson has been a prominent figure in Pueblo politics for twenty Years. He was district attorney for two terms, going out of office in 1893: tie lives at 215 Van Buren street and has one son twenty-two years of age. lie is about sixty years old. No Clue to Assal~n~ Pueblo, Colo., Aug. 25.--The mysteri- ous assailant of Judge L. B. Gibson is still at large and no clew has been found by which he may be located. Judge Gibson is reported to be some- what better to-night and in a fah' way to recovery. An additional reward of $50 was to- day offeied by Mayor West for the cap- ture of the man who made the brutal tmsattlt on the Judge. Various theories are yet advanced as to the mysterious one of which seems as probable another. Judge Gibson Is unable to throw any additional light on the case, Which is one of the strangest in Pueblo vxlmlnal history. It was Suggested to-day that the u~- known assailant might have been look- l~lf for ex-Attorney General D, M. , Mrs. Lamb went to his house to-night and demanded a retraction of ~ state- ment reflecting on her honor. This Curley refused and the woman shot him with a 38-caliber revolver, one ball taking effect in the right side and pass- ing through the body below the lower rib. Another ball took effect in the fleshy part of one of his legs. The man now lles in a very critical condi- tion at his home. Dr. Queal, the coun- ty physician, was summoned at once. Mrs. Lamb is the wife of a log h~l~uler, Pete Lamb, and is mother of several children. Verdict of Coroner's Inquest Cripple Creek, Colo., Aug. 25.--The coroner's inquest in the case of the shooting of Sam Strong, after hearing all the evidence, which was conflict- ing in character, returned' the follow- ing verdict: "We, the Jury, find that Samuel Strong came to his death in Cripple Creek, Teller county, Colorado, from the effects of a gunshot wound, said gun being, in the hands of and fired by Grant Crumley, in the Newport sa- loon on Bennett avenue in said city on the morning of August 22, 1901, a~d that said sho~tlng was done without premeditation., "Si~ned: "G~orge C. Blanehard, foreman; ft. C. Denny, D. B. Shields, A. W. Ander, son, Thomas McNeal, H. H. Spoa~." WASHINGTON GOSSIP. Secretary Hay has appointed Dr. J. ,'L Rodriguez of Washington city secre- tary of the United States delegation t~ the international conference of Ameri- can states to be held in the City of Mexico next October. Mr. Rodriguez is a iawyer and served as a special counsel to the American peace commis- sioners in Paris. Judge Bernard of the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia, disposing of a recent case, stated that, while the courts of several states had taken dif- ferent views, it is generally conceded that pension money, when in course of transmission to the pensioner, is not liable to attachment, and in a numbe~ of states, Iowa and Wiscoli~in for ex- ample, the courts have held that the money received by an individual as a pension cannot be attached. Inclining to the view that the law should be lib. erally construed, he held that pension money, either in transit or in the pos- session of the pensioner, could not be attached or seized. Events on the Isthmus of Panama are being watched with particular at- tention by the administration, largely because of the bearing which they have on the transisthmian canal. Attention in the United States has been directed to a canal by the Nicaraguan route rather than by the Panama route. It is not at all certain, however, that the isthmian commission will not recom- mend the purehase of the Panama con- cession from the French company and, the completion of the canal try that route. In the meantime the adminis- tration Is anxious to avoid any compli- cations that might interfere with the construction of a canal hy either route, such as might arise in the event of Eu- ropean intervention in the affairs of Columbia. The determination of the Treasury Department to take advantage of the authority given to the Chinese exclu- sion act to regulate the transit through the United States of Chinese emigrants bound for other countries has been offi- cially brought to the attention of the Chinese legation. The occasion pre- sented itself when an attache of the legation called upon Assistant Secre- tary Taylor to lay before hi'm a mes- sage received from the Chinese consul at San Francisco, conveying the infor- mation that Chinese destined for Mex- ico had been refused the privilege of landing at that port. Mr. T~tylor told the attache that the department had become convinced that most of the Chi- nese who had gone lnto Mexico in the past two or three years had smuggled themselves back across the border into the United States~ He therefore an- nounced that hereafter the department would refuse landing permission to Chi- nese bound for Mexico unless it could be absolutely satisfied of their good faith. Chairman Burton of the river and harbor committee, who. with mos~ of the membei:s of his committee, spent several weeks in western states, exam- ining river and harbor improvements, was not unmindful of the arid land sit- uation, and wherever the opportunity offered made inquiries and observa- tions as to that vast undertaking. His interest was all the more intense be- cause of the fact that with every river and harbor bill of late years comes the fight to attach to that bill a provision appropriating a large fund for govern- ment aid in the reclamation of arid lands in the West. Upon his return to Washington, in speaking of the arid land problem, Mr. Burton said: "The prominence of the arid lands problem was impressed upon us by the trip. At the same time under present conditions the quantity of arid land which can be made valuable for cultivation is much smaller than is popularly suppos- ed. The value of irrigated portions would consist In the extreme product- iveness and in their proximity to min- ing and other localities where cultivat- ed land is very scarce."' To Change Inauguration Day. " The Chicago Post has secured an ex- pression of opinion from a large num. bet of senators and rel~resentatlves on -cr the advisability of chan.ing inaugura- tion day from March 4th to some more convenient date la~er in the spring. In commenting on the replies, the Record-Herald says: While there are quite a number of leading men who, like Congressman Hopkins, are opposed to changing the date, the majority follow the lead of "Senator Allison, who favors it. The reasons which appear to have mos: weight with the majority are the in- clement weather likely o prevail in Washington on March 4th and the ad- vantage of lengthening the second ses- sion of Congress. Those who favor a change generally suggest April 30th for the date. as that is the anniversary of the day Washing- con took the oath. But when the change is made it would be advisable to avoid a specified day of the month, whlch would fall on inconvenient days of the week, and fix upon the first Tuesday or Wednesday of May. S. E. Morss very truly says that a change in the date of the assembling of Congress is more important than a change of inauguration day. It would puzzle a Philadelphia lawyer to ex- plain why Congress does not assemble in regular sesslon until thirteen months after Its election. All the constitution says on the subject is that "the Con- dress shall assemble at least once ev- ery year, and such meeting shall be on the first Monday in December unless they shall by lax@ appoint a different day." Senator /klllson thinks that a con- stitutional amendment would be nec- essary to change the date of inaugura- tion, but this is by no means clear, as the date when the President's term and that of senators and congressmen shall begin is not mentioned. The weight of opinion seems to lean to the theory than Congress has power to legislate on these matters. If a constitutional amendment is re- quired to change the date Of inaugura. lion day and the assembling of a new Congress within a reasonable time af- ter its election the agitation might as well be dropped now. Such amend- meats are well-nigh impossible. Be- sides, we need one providing for the election of senators by direct vote of the people" more than either of these other changes, FARMING MATTER. Central Kansas farmers are said to be preparing to sow the largest wheat acreage in the history of the wheat belt. Nearly all the corn land will be sowed to wheat, as well as the o~d wheat fields. New Russian seed wheat has been distributed, about 500 bushels to each county. Secretary Shuts of the Colorado State Board of ttorticulture received word from Fremont county recenffy that A. Weber, representing a Chicago firm, had purchased from the Rocka. fellow fruit farm and other farms in the county 15,000 barrels of apples. This is considered the largest single purchase made in the state for many years. The culture of tobacco promises to become an important industry in New Mexico in the near future. Tobacco culture will also bring tobacco ware- houses and cigar factories. It would be a good thing, therefore, to encour- age the raising of tobacco, to which the soil and the climate of tke territory seem to be well ada.pted.--Santa Fe New Mexican. William Wyndham. British consul In Chicago, says the United States will shortly be able to produce from beets the $100,000,000 worth of sugar im- ported annually. Consul Wyndham de- clares the advantages in this country are as good, especially in Colorado. Ne. braska and Illinois, for the develop- ment of the beet, as in any of the countries of Europe or Asia. Professor Mark Alfred Carleton has gone into west Texas to arrange for a series of experiments in the growing of hard or macaroni wheat. There are 150 new varieties of hard wheat and It is the intention to have these seeds planted throughout the plains of the West. The planting will extend to the 100th meridian and it is believed that within a few years the wheat produc- tion of the United States will be ixt- creased at least 80,000,000 bushels. Ever since the farmers of Colorado h~uve moved in onto Comfortable ave- e, which has occurred within the past few weeks, the great cause of ag- riculture ou~ this way has taken on a new impetus and we are again remind- ed of the good times Which previously frescoed our fortunes. All any trade" needs is a scale of fair prlces by which decent profits may bo made, and we are now for the first time in years traveling along that road.--Field and Farm. The Mark Lane Express to-allay, sum- ming np ~he crop situation, says: "The best authorities estimate the wheat crop of the United Kingdom at 56,- 000,000 bushels, that of France at 300,000,000 bushels, and the crops of Belgium and Holland at 40,000,000 bushels, a total of 396,000,000 bushels for the great wheat importing area of northwester n Europe, which needs t;64,000.000 bushels. America, with home wants not exceeding 400,000,000 bushels, has 675,000.000 bushels, and is therefore able to deal with the deficit single handed." San Luls Valley Improvements Colorado is widely known as pre- eminently the mining state, yet statis- tics show each year that the agricul- tural products exceed in value the out- put of the mines. This is mostly due to irrigation and in no part of Colorado is farming by this method better illus- trated than in the sunny San Luis val- ley, in the southern part of the state. The large canals in the vicinity of Monte Vista long ago demonstrated the fertility of that part of the valley and the immense yields of wheat, oats, bar- ley, peas, etc., have made many a farmer independent. There are well authenticated instances where men have paid for their farms from the pro- ceeds of a single crop. For various reasons the southern end of the valley has not received the at- tention it deserved. The'land is equal- ly good and it needed only the applica- tion of water to make it available. This fact was well known to the farm- ers of the vicinity, but they lacked the means to do more than make a few small ditches, some three years ago the attention of Zeph. Charles Felt of Denver, who had already done so much for the Grand Junction country, was called to that part of the valley and he was asked to investigate Its resources and opportunities. The result was the purchase by him of about 10,000 acres of the cream of the land, the organiza- tion of the Romero Irrigation Company and the planning of a system of canals and laterals to make use of the very old water rights which had been ac- quired meantime. Before a foot of earth was turned an extensive survey was made at an ex- pense of several thousand dollars. The prilmipal part of this work is now com- pleted. The Romero canal is a model of its kind and is supplying the needed water to the land. A new town at the point formerly known as Manassa Sid- ing has been laid out to furnish the necessary shipping facilities. Already the surrounding country is a scene of activity, where the company is fencing, plowing and preparing a large tract of its land for crops. Inci~ dentally the old town of Manassa, three m~les east. with Its population of about 1,200, will be benefited. At first there was some resentment that a stranger should come in and pick up the choicest lands that the neighbors had intended to buy when they got ready. There was also a lurking, alto. picion perhaps that the projected plans were but another scheme to work the country and sell out. So fairly and so liberally has the management of the Romero Irrigation Company dealt with the people in carrying out its plans and spending its money that instead of op. position there is now the most cordial support and co-operation on the part of the old settlers. They realize the, advantages "that have already come to them and are prepared to welcome the still greater developments expected within the next few years when the plans of the com. pany are fully completed. The Denver & Rio Grands has lately made Its road broad gauge to the southern end of the valley and is making the needed tin. provements at Romeo to accommodate the business there. In the opinion of careful observers, there is no part of the state that offers better opl~ortunl- ties for the many who are turning their eyea from the drouth.stricken r~ bdom~ to proslmro~a O)lorado. I I I I COLORADO STATE FAIR TO BE " HELD AT PUEBLO SEPT. 23 TO 27 Pueblo, Colo., Aug. 24.--It is the ob- Ject of the Colorado state fair to. assem- ble a~ far as possible the best of every- thing produced in what is recognized as one of the most progressive states in the Union. The coming fair will be held in this city September 23d to 27th and the attendance promises to be larger than that of any fair previously held in the state. The officers of the association are Aaron Sonneborn, president; R. T. Co- vey, vice presddent; J. G. Chapman, treasurer, and Paul Wilson, secretary. In addition to these officers a vice president has been selected in every county In the state, special efforts be- ing made to secure the best me~ avail- able. The list is as follows: Arapahoe--Frank L. Bishop, Denver. Archuleta~-A. N. Hatcher, Pagosa Springs. Baea--L. A. Wikoff, Springfield. Bent~Oscar P. Smith, Los Anlmas. Bonider--L. C. Paddock, Boulder. Chaffee--E. Wllber, Buena Vista. Cheyenne--J. H. Payne, Cheyenne Wells. Clear Creek~J. H. Robeson, George- town. ConeJo~--Zepb Charles Felt, Cone jes. Cestilla--W. H. Meyer. San Luis. Ouster, E. T. Beckwith, Westcliffe. Delta--George Stephan. Delta. rlMller---ff. F. Burns, Victor. Washington--H. G. Pickett, AkTo~ Weld--B. H. Eaton, Greeley. Yuma--Harvey H. Sehram, Yuma. The sum of $15,000 will be distribut- ed In cash premiums, divided among the following named sixteen different departments: Department A--Speed Ring, R. T. Covey, superintendent, Pueblo: T. H. Devine, a~sistant superintendent, Pu- eblo. Department A--Horses, John B. Tay- lor, superintendent. Pueblo; M. F. Dil- lon, assistant superintendent, Oiney. Department B--Cattle, Eugene H. Grubb, superintendent, Carbondale: Robert Grant, assistant superintendent, Nyberg. Department C--Sheep, J. G. Massey, suPerintendent. Fort L~gan; Charle~ P. Jones, assistant superintendent, Pu, eblo. Department D--Swlne, J. W. Beatty, superintendent. Manzanola. Department E--Poultry and Belgians. J. I. Muncey, superintendent. Pueblo; J. M. Hill, assistant superintendent, Colorado Sprlng~ Department F--Agriculture. P. F. Sharp, president State Board of Agri- culture, superintendent, Denver; A. R. Pierce, assistant superintendent, Pu- eblo. Department G--Horticulture. Mrs. Dolores--J. J. Harris, Dolores. M: A. Shuts. secretary State Board of Douglas--E. M. Ammen~, Llttleton. ! Horticulture superintendenL Denver; EagleT-J: L:Chatfleld, GYl~, urn. I W. S. Coburn, president State Board of ~mert--A. ~. ~;ornrorth, Elbert. I Horticulture, assistant superintendent, E1 Paso--L. C. Dana, Colorado ] Hotchkiss Springs. ~ Department H--Dairy, T. L. Monson, ~lvremont--B. F. Reckafellow, Canon/state dairy commissioner, superintend- ~uty ] ent, Denver. ~arfleld--E. H. Grubb, Carbondale. I Department I--Apairy, G. W. Swink, Gilpin--Pressley Waterman, Central | superintendent. Rocky Ford. City. Department J--Manufactures. ;lame~ Grand--F. S. Byers, Sulphur Springs. Gunnison--W. A. Gillespey, Gtmnt- son. Hinsdale--A. S. Whinney, Lake City. Huerfano--W. N. Hauser, Walsen- burg. Jefferson--R. Broad. Jr.. Golden. Kiowa--Daniel Rogers, Eads. Kit Carson--Walter Ramsay, Klt Carson. Lake--Henry S. Phillips, Leadville. La Plata--David F. Day, Durango. Larimer--aesse IIarris. Fort Collins. Los Animas--S. W. DeBusk, Hoehne. Lincoln--C. M. Miles. Hugo. Logan--G. C. Brown. Sterling. Mesa--C. W. Steele, Grand Junction. Montezuma--C. J. Schamhorst, Cor- tez. Montrose--W. O. Reddlng, Montrese. Morgan--S. A. Smith, Fort Morgan. Mineral--Win. Rowe. Amethyst. Otero--J. H. Orowley, Rocky Ford. Ouray--Thomas F. Welsh, Ouray. Park~Samuel Hartsell, Hartsell. Phililps--J. F. Painter, Holyoke. Pltkin--J. M. Downing, Aspen. t~~ Prowevs--A. E. Bent. Lamar. Pttetblo--B. Sweet, Pueblo. '" Rio Blanco---James Lyttle, Meeker. Rio Grande--James A. Kelley, Monte Vista. Routt--Joshua Walbridge, Steamboat Sprlngs, Saguaehe--W. E. Willis. Sa~mache. San Juan--B. W. Lockha rt, Silvertou. San Mlguel--C. F. Painter, Telluride. Sedgwick--~,V. H. Pound. Julesburg. Summit--I. W. Swisher, Brecken- ridge. McNeen, superintendent, La Junta. Department K--Fine Arts, Charles Cz~tig, superintendent. Colorado Spring~, Herman ~V. Nash, assistant superintendent, Pueblo. Department L--Needle and Fancy Work, Miss Gates of the Denver Dry Goods COmlmny, superintendent, Den- ver; Mrs. Mary Diggory, assistant su- perintendent. Pueblo. Departmeut M--Flowers and Pantry Stores, Mz~. H. "W. Mitchell superin- tendent, Pueblo. Department N--School Exhibits, R. H. Beggs, superintendent. Denver; Mrs. L. J. Shepherd, assistant superin- tendent, Pueblo. Department O--County Exhibits, C. B. ,Schmidt, superinteudent, Pueblo. With all the natural advantages po~ sessed by Colorado. and at the close o~ a busy and prosperous season, the e~t~ hibitlon at Pueblo this year should eas- ily excel anything yet accomplished in the state. While nothing is being left undone by the board of dlreetors, Colo- radans should still remember that the equipment of the fair. its lnrportance and usefUlness depend upon the inter- est of the public and the cordial par- ticipation of the farmers, stockmen and other producers in every locality. To all these the fair will afford ex- ceptional opportunities In the way of pin,chase and sale as well as the ex- amination aud comparison of exhibits. The premium list, whtch experts pro- nounce unusnally comprehensive, can be had by addressing Secretary State Fair, Pueblo, Colorado. ++++'F++++++++-I-+++++-~+++++++++-I~++++ +~I.,+~ SEVERAL INVENTORS WILL TRY AIR SHIPS Paris, Aug. 24.--M. Santos-Dumont Is confronted by no less than seven rivals for the Deutsch prize, most of them having balloons prepared by La- chambre, who Is making the bag for the Santos-Dumont VI. The rivals are headed by M. Re- nard wlth a military airship, M. Ader with an aviator. M. Roze's twin bal- loon, the Marquis de Dion's and M. Deutsch's, beth on the lines of that of M. Santos-Dumont. and Don Simon: wlth an aviator now being tried at Suresnes. Baron Bradzky, an American inven- tor, is the latest recruit. His airship is very much like M. Santos-Dumont's. M. Roze expects to try his double- decker in a few days. He modestly announces that there Is no danger of his airship capsizing. He expresses ad- miration for M. Santos-Dumont as a man, but not as a savant. The Flgaro has revived the agitation for conferring the Legion of Honor on the young Brazilian. M. Santos-D~- mont's friend, M. Aims, says he will wait till he wins the Deutseh prize. BAR ASSOCIATION CLOSES ITS SESSION = Denver, Aug. 24.--The final session of the American Bar Association at the Tabor was well attended yester- day morning and the business brought b~ore the meeting was quickly dis- patchc~d. An adjournment was taken at 12 o'clock. Secretary Hinkley announced at the opening of the session that the at- tendance ~ls year was far greater than in any previous year, being 311 members in attendance. He said that the next largest attendance was in 1896, when the meeting was held at Saratoga, when Lord Russell was the guest of the association. He reported further that the membership was swelling gradually and predicted a most prosperous future. A resolution was adopted thanking the Colorado and Denver Bar Associa- tions, the various clubs of the city, the ladles,', the state and city officials, the railroad officials, the press, and all who extended courtesies to the dele- gates during the meeting. The resor lution also recited the fact that th~ Denver meeting will always be con. stdered one of the most enjoyable in the history of the association. The association then proceeded to the election of officers. U.M. Rose of Lit. tie Reck, Arkansas, was elected presi- dent, There were some requests made for an election by bailot, but the meet. lug was not standing much on cere- mony. A motion was finally made to empower the secretary to cast one hal- lot for the election of preiident. The 0th0~ olk~lt'I uam~ b~ the ~inatl~ committee were elected in the same way. The general council went into execu- tive session immediately after adjourn- ment. The following are the officers elected for the ensuing year: President--U. M. ]Rose of Little Rock, Arkansas. Seeretary--John Hinkley, Maryland. T~'easurer--Francis Rawle, Pennsyl- vania. Executive Committee--Edmund Wet- more, U. M. Rose, John Hinkley, Fran- cis Rawle. Henry St. Gorge Tucker ~f Virginia, W. A. Keteham of Ir~dlana, Charles F. Llbby of Maine. Rodney A. Mercur of Pennsylvania, James Hag- erman of Missouri. 8am Strong's Reeord. Denver, Aug. 24.--A morning paper gives the following sketch of the late Sam Strong, who was shot at Cripple Creek, August 22rid. by Grant Crum. ley, proprietor of ~he Newport saloon and gambling house: Sam Strong wad born in Ohio in 1862. tie was twice married, having Cwo children by his first wife, from whom he was later divorced. In 1890 he was driver for a lumber company in Colorado Springs. In 1891 he went to Cripple Creek and lOcated the Strong mlne. For at least two years he did his own wash- ing, cooking and ironing and lived in a cabin wtth a dirt floor, his principal diet being baked beans, bacon and flap- Jacks. In 1893 he became engaged to Miss Nellie Lewis, who lived with him for seven years as his common law wife. In 1894, during the Bull hill war, he was orderen out of camp by the min- ers, but was there when his mine was blown up. In February, 1900, he was married to Miss Regina Neville of Ahman, and soon afterward was sued for breach of promise by Miss Lewis, who obtained Judgment for $50,000. In the fall of 1900 Gldding & Lennox sued him for $100,000 damages for blowing up the Strong mine, but the suit was this year decided in favor of Strong. Ladl~ Stole ~ Mnrch. Denver, Aug. 24.--The magnificent banquet of the American Bar Associa- tion at the Brown Palace hotel last night witnessed a remarkable inneva. tlon. The ladles had 1}sen denied ad. mitt~ e, but said they would get into the banquet anyway. Who let them In is a mystery. But the doors opened and all of them, a re, spectable army of wives and daugh- ters, fie, eked smilingly into the room, Just after coffee and c/gars, and the day was theirs. They remained throughout the speeches and they were conl~atulated on having de~t-~oyed a trad/tioa of years Of the American Bar AsIO~laUon--not to admit womm. ~t @