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[, II , I 8A UAC CqI E T. In the Rhenish and Westphaltan in- dustrial districts t6ere is hardly a town without its smoking clubs, in which a prize is given to the man who can consume the largest quantity of tobacco in the shortest time. There are seventeen communities of Shakers in the United States. The Amana Soctetyhas 1.800 souls, and the Harmony Society, of Economy, Ohio. has but nine resident members lefL The Zoarites and the Ruskin colony, of Georgia, have both recently disbanded, Only two women in the United States may use the mails without pay- ing for the privilege, These two are widows of former l~resldents--Mrs. Julia Dent Grant and Mrs. Lucretia A. Garfield. Mrs. Garfield has enjoyed the privilege since 1881 and Mrs. Grant since 1886. ]in Sweden, writes an American trav- eler, the saloons are closed on Satur- day-pay day--while the tmvings hanks are kept open until mldnighL No government can force a man to ~ave his money, b~t at least this Swed- ish system encourages him to deposit it where he will draw better interest than a headache~ Even loo~ing has its humorous ~de. A Chinese sneakthief recently entered an American dining-room in Shank- hal and abstracted a few teaspoons, a silver syrup Jug and an old clock, all of which he tucked. Chinese fashiou, into his clothes. The syrup ran down and for a long way the thief's progress could be traced. "What a pity," was the philosophical comment of the owner ot the articles, "that the clock did not run down, too!" King Edward, who, it is said, suffers more than most men from a silk hat. having constantly to raise it in r~ zponse to the salutes of the men in the street, gives his head a holiday when he gets to sea. Amid the more exciting things seen on board Sham- rock II. at the time of the accident the King's headdress managed to escape i~ublic notice. It was the acme of comfort, being a close-fitting c~tp, rather of the old night-cap pattern, made of the softest white silk. A demand Is being made iu Jamaica [or the suppression of the practice of ganJah smoking among the many thousands of East Indian coolies who work on the banana and auger planta- tions throughout the colony Ganjah is a variant of Indian hemp, or bhang, which was employed to arouse the fierce passions of the rebel Sepoys dur- ing the Indian mutiny, and which to- day is responsible in the East for many eases of "running amok." The coolie who smokes this most perni- cious weed freely becomes an incar- nate fiend with the most homicidal tendencies. The lingering death of the late dow- ager Empress of Germany has had few counterparts in English royal his- tory. Twenty-five per cent of the num- ber that has reigned there since the conquest met violent deaths. Two Henry VII and Edward VI, died of consumption. Old age, with lt~ com- plication o! physical troubles, helped to carry off Victoria, George IIL Eliz- abeth, Henry VI, William VI, Edward III and Henry III. Three died young, Edward V, at fourteen; Edward VI, at sixteen, and Henry ~'I, at thirty-three. Queen Anne died comparatively young of apoplexy. Mary's death is said to have been due to sorrow over the loss ,of Engliah territory in France, Henry yI's and George III's last day~ were clouded with dementia, and George lI's demise was occasloued bY the bursting of a blood vessel. A radical innovation has been adopted by the Arkansas Bo~rd of Charitable Institutions, regarding the management of the State Insane asy- lum that is causing consternation among the employes of the institution. The board has adopted a resolution to the effect that the superintendent ~hali as speedily as practicable secure only citizens of Arkansas for the various positions, and that the change shall be made In ninety days at the furthest There are 106 empIoyes at the asylum, white and colored, and of these about 60 are citizens of the state. Of the white employes, including the assist- ants and those in the higher statlon~, not more than 25 p~r cent will :0e ex- empt from dismissal. Superintendent Hooper says that the order leaves them in "a mighty bad fix." All, su- perintendents have found it necessary to send outside the state for certain 0~. the expert attendants in the care of the insane, and It is said that it will be difficult to fill the quota with per- sons as thoroughly competent. Under the order, however. 60 of the employes must be discharged within the next three months. A b~ath-house for negroes is being talked of by a Kansas City paper, It says this need has been generally ~rec- o~alzed and has often been expressed by those who have watched the crowds auIted a fund for the pur- for no- I J . I -- TESTIMONY IN REGAleD TO THE NAVAL BATTLE OFF SANTIA60 Washington. "Sept. 24.--The part played by the battleship Texas in the naval battle off Santiago, July 3, 1898, in which the SImnish fleet, under Admiral Cervera, was sunk, was the basis ~f the greater pat~t of yesterday's proeeedlngs in the Schley naval court .of inquiry. Of the four witnesses ex- amined during the day three had been officers on board the Texas during the battle, and two of them were new witnesses. There were Commander George C. Hellner. who was navigator on the Texas, and Commander Alex- ander B. Bates, wile was the chief en- gineer on that battleship. Commander Harbor, executive officer and the chief surviving officer of the ship mnee the death rOf Captain Philip, was recalled. The fourth witness was Commander Seaton Schroeder. executive officer on the Massachusetts and now governor of the island of Guam. The testlmoue~ several times during the day was somewhat exciting, as it *ras especially ~o when Commander Heilner described the battle and the part the "lMxas lind taken in it. He said that when the Brooklyn made its loop at the beginning of the battle it passed across the Texas' bow at a distance not to exceed 100 ~o 150 yards, and that, at the comrna~ad ef Captain Phil- ip, the Texas had ~een brough~ to a dead stop. Engineer Bates testified that the star- oard engines had been stopped, and said he thought this also had hap- period to the port engines. Command- er Heilner expressed the opinion that three miles had been lost by this man- euver and the fact that part of the ma- chinery was deranged. He said he eonsi~lered that the Texas was in greater danger when the Brooklyn eros~ed her bow that at any other time during the battle. On cross-examhmtion Commander Heilner admitted having taken part in the preparation of the official Navy Department chart showing the poeltions at different times of the ships which participated in the battle. He said that accord- ing to this chart the two ships never were nearer thnn 500 yards of each other. But he contended the chart was inaccurate, and he satd he had only consented t~ It as a compro- ml~se. Engineer Bates admitted ~hnt the of- ficial steam log of the Texas contained no record of the signal ~o reverse the engines. Commander Sehr(~eder testi- fied eonoerning the coal SUlqdy of the Massachusetts. which he said would have been sufficient for a blockade of from sixteen to twer, ty days. The day 1~1 with another ammat. ed controversy between counsel as to the policy of bringing Adlnirar Samp- son's name into tl~e trial Mr. Raymer, counsel for Admiral Schley, said: '%Ve do not p~pose ~o bring the name of Admiral Saml)son into this controversy any more than it is possi- ble to do so. We a~e not here now for the purlmse of condemning the fact, if it proves to be a fact. of the New York. leaving on the morning of the battle; we are not here to crlticise the blockade, that Admiral Sampson had at Santiago, but are l~ere to establish this, or under the specifications of your precept memorandum, to find out whether the blockade at Santiago was a close or adequate blockade: Now, if we can prove that it was, so far ns distances were concerned, the same blockade that the commander-in- chief maintained there, then we can justify the course of Admiral Schley, who was commander-in-chief before Sampson's arrival. "There is one other point, and this is all done for the purpoge of really not delaying but properly getting at the matter. We propose to prove that on the 1st day of June the Colon was in precisely the same position inside of the harbor that she was on the 31st day of May, when Admiral Schley made the reconoissance with the Mas- sachusetts and the New Orleans. "Now, we propose to show that when Admiral Sampson came up with the ships his ships saw the Colon in the same position and instead of at- tacking it steamed by and permitted her to go further inside the harbor. Now, would not we be Justified In not engaging in battle with the Colon and the.shore'batteries at Santiago if Ad- miral SampSon took the same course?" - . - _ _ ~ _ : ~ _ -: -@ -~ ~- - : -_= -- _ _ Y' _ - _ BEGINNING CZOLfiOSZ TRIAL BFOI E JUSTICE WHITE Buffalo. N. Y.. Sept. 24.~Leon F. Czolgosz was placed on trial yester- day morning charged with the murder of President McKinley. He entered a plea of "guilty," which was subse- quently changed to "not guilty" by di- rection of the court. All the events of the day indicated that the trial will be slma~t. Court con- vened at 10 o'clock, and within two hours eight jurors had bsen secured. Techntealitie~ were not raised by the examining counsel, but it was signifi- cant that every man who said he had formed an opinion on the case was ex- cused by the district attorney. Those who acknowledged that they had formed an opinion or stated that they were prejudiced, but admitted that their opinion could be changed by evi- dence, were accepted by each side. Justice Truman C. White, one of the oldest and most experienced of the Su- preme Court Judges. was on the bench. Immediately after the opening of the court and after the prisoner had plead- ed, Justice Loran L. Lewis, senior counsel for the defendant, anounced that together with his colleagues, for- mer Justice Robert C. Titus and Carl- ton E. Ladd, they were ready to act in behalf of the prisoner. "I thought It best," he said, "for my colleagues and myself, that I should say something regarding our presenc~ here as attorneya for the defendant. At the time my name was suggested I was out of the city and knew nothing of what was transpiring here wtih ref- erence to the selection of counsel for the defendant. "When the circum- stances of mff selection were told to me I was extremely reluctant to ac- cept. But the duty had been imposed, and I con*ddered it my duty in light of all the circumstances,to defend this man. "I ask that no evidence be presettted here. that the court will not permit the aeceptance of any evidence, unless It would be accepted at the trial of the most meager criminal in the land." "I am familiar with these circum- stances," said Justice White in reply, "and I wish to say I ~;ill give you ev. cry assurance that the prisoner will have a fair and impartial trial, and that during the progress of the trial he will receive such treatment as the law demands in any criminal case." The work of securing the Jurors was then undertaken with a celerity that was amazing. Before the day was over the entire panel had been sworn,- the Jurors had listened to a description of the Temple of Music, where the crime occurred, had seen plmtog'raphs of the interior of that structure, and had been told by three surgeons what caused the death of the President an4 the effect of the assassin's shot upon the various organs of the tmdy. They had also learned why the fatal bullet had not been located. English VImws of ]?resident ]Roosevelt. London, Sept. 24.--Interest in Presi- dent Roosevelt's personality Is unabat- ed. The magazines advertise articles about him and everything he has said of Great Britain has been dug out of his books. Many picturesque stories of the President's hunting and ranch- ing life continue to fill coDJmns of the papers P. T. O'Connor. in M. A. P. (Mainly About People): In its issue of Wednesday, con0udlng a page and a half analysis of President Roosevelt, will say: "Revan, wl~en close to his last hour, J wrote that he would like to survive to the middle of this century, so a~ to know the ultimate fate of the young Emperor of Germany, whose tumult was then filling and alarnling the ear of Europe. If the great philosopher had survived he would probably have found a subject of equal curiosity and uncertainty in the accession to the /presidency of this restless, short, mus- cular man. as ready with his fists as with his pen; soldier and literateur, realist and dreamer, who occupies the bleak White House at Washington from which are ruled eighty of the most active, vital millions of the hu- l~an ra~e" l~srge GiftS of Money. Salt Lake, Sept 24.--Personal dona- tions aggregating $90,000 are an- nounced here as having been thade by William J. Palmer and George Fo~ter Peabody, until recently large slmre- holders in the Pleasant Valley (Utah) Coal Company. In May, 1900, an ex- plosion at the Scofleld mine killed near- ly 200 people. A public fupd of over $100,000 was subscribed and subse- Serious H~ilway Accident. Denver, Sept. ~%-~Nine ears and a locomotive were practically demol- ished and thirteen men were injured. three of the]~ seriously. In a wreck on the South Park line of the Colorado & Southern railway last Saturday night. The accident occurred at Webster, a station seven miles this side of Keno. ,she summit, at 11:45 o'clock, and the Injured men were yesterday brought to St. Luke's hospital, this city. The seri- ously lnJJlred are: Webster Balllnger, engineer,, lives at 2101 Downing avenue. Denver: nephew of Representative Webster Balllnger of Park county. Lower part of chest crushed; serious. John Carlson of Come; leg broken and bruised and may have to be am- putated. W. A. Phillips, laborer; right thigh bone broken and flesh crushed; and may require amputation. The train wrecked was No. 82 mixed freight and passenger. Besides one pas. senger coach there was a tool and bunk car in which a large number of laborers who had been working on the grade near Come were being brought ark to Denver. The train wa~ com. lng down the Kenogha hill at thirty. five miles an hour when the engine left the rails. Nine ears, including the bunk car, followed the locomotive down the bank and all of el}era were demolished. When the wreckage was cleared away it was found that alI ex. eept three men were only slightly hurt. The wrecked cars were loaded with ore and bullion from Leadville and with lumber. The track was torn up for several car lengths and travel was blocked un. quently the company gave the heirs! tii yesterday afternoon. Just why the of each victim $500, or a total of $100, r " I t eta left the track will not be known -"" - t- - "" p I uutll after an Investigation it is announeea nat messrs, ea-i body, having severed all connection[ with the company, personally donate t - t~ ...... m me~mtey l~nprovtng $250 to the heirs of each person killed " and to each person seriously in Jured, I Canton, Ohio, Sept. 23.--F0r the third the total amoonting to $50.600. They i day in succession Mrs. McKinley took also donate $I6,000 each to St. Mark's i two drives to-day, one to the cemetery, Cross (Catholic) where She entered the vault, and a see. end in tim afternoon along the coun- the try roads, Mrs. McKinley seems to more interest in the affairs of the house ~day, and went to the dining . ~ room f~ her meal~, COLORADO NOTES. A movement is on foot to establish a first-class hospital at Victor. Twenty divorces in one day is the record of the Arapahoe county com't. Work will be commenced immediate- ly on the new water works system at Longmont. The State University at Boulder has opened with an inereased number of students. Leopold Batres, archaeologist, has begun explorations in the ruins of the cliff dwellings at Maneos. It is estimated that nearly forty square miles of timber has been killed by the recent fire near Eldora. The cantaloupe season in Colorado has practically closed. Shipments have been heavy and profits good. The Elks' charity fair and bazaar at Central City, which closed Septem- her 21st, Is reported to have realized a profit of over $3,000. In a mdoon quarrel at Garland, Sep- tember 22d. W. T. Tritseh was shot and killed by Clark Breanaman. The latter was placed under arrest. Tim Treasury Departmen~ has ap- proved the application of C. V. Benson of Loveland for the conversion of the Bank of Loveland. The capital of the new national bank is given as $50,000. A large crowd gathered in Littleton the other night and burned in effigy the assassin Czolgosz. and Emma Gold- man, whose words served as inspira- tlon for his crhne. Surveyors are now at work on the Eldora extension of the Colorado & Northwestern railroad. Several routes will be. sm'veyed and the most feasible one chosen. The directors of the State Fair at Pueblo have changed their plans of having a Midway, but will introduce the feature of a German village, ~o- gether with other novel attractions. The worst of a ,series of violent rain- storms etruck Manltou and vicinity on the forenoon of September 3d. continu- ing for some time. and wreaking con- siderable damage. Between Colorado At the m eeting of the teachers of Arapahoe county, September 2d, at which 275 teachers were present, reso- lutions were adopted highly c~mmeud- ing the work of Miss Emma M. Herey, county superintendent of schools. The village of Ash, a short distance north of Ouray, was ahnost completely destroyed by fire om the 16th inst. The Graham supply store was totally de- stroyed. Loss about $8,000; insurance, $3.400. A steel; company has been organized principally among the Woodmen of the ~orld of Fort Morgan to build an au- ditorium and lodge room. It is pro- posed to erect a building at a cost of about $5,000, to seat 600 people. Oliver P. Wiggins, the aged scout and Mexican war veteran who has been stationed as officer in the poster- lice building at Denver for many years, has been replaced by a younger man. Officer Wiggins was a picturesque fig- ure and will be much Imissed. The members of the A. O. U. W. are arranging for a grand union meeting and initiation ceremonies at Canon City on the evening of October 28th, in which lodges from Pueblo, Florence, Coal Creek, Canon City, Westcliffe and Salida will participate. On the day of William McKinley's funeral Nathaniel Lyon Post No. 5, G. A. R., of Boulder. adopted resolutions calling on Colorado's senators and con- gressmen to secure federal legislatlon against anarchy and suggesting an in- ternational bureau in that connection. September 20th was Pioneers' Day at the fair in Glenwood Springs, of Eagle, Pltkin and Garfield counties: Anyone who moved into the region be- fore January 1, 1887, is accounted a pioneer, though if he were a baby at the time he can hardly be an "old pi- oneer." A contract has Just been let by the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company for the construction of three additional buildings on the hospital reservation near Lake Minnequa, Pueblo, at a cost of $25,000. The buildings are for a central heating apparatus, a laundry and a recrea~on building. Menuel Aguilar, a Mexican wanted for murder committed at Mont~ose about four years ago, was shot and killed by a deputy sheriff while resist- ing arrest at Costilla, on the Colorado- New Mexico line, thirty-five miles south of Garland. September 22d. He was captured a short time ago by the sheriff of Costilla county, but succeed- ed in making his escape while being taken to Jail at San Luis. Re was a notorious character and had baffled all attempts to capture him for a long time. The Longmont correspondent of the Denver Republican says: Frank Bal- linger, a renter on the f:l:'m of A. D. Holt, east of Longmont, has Just har- vested au extraordinary yield of pota. toes. On seventeen acres he raised 2,890 sacks, or an average of 170 sacks an acre. for which he received the sum of b6,375, or $375 an acre for his crop. Benjamin Althoff, an employe of the Kendrlck-Gelder smelter, was found dead at the bottom of a cesspool In an outhouse back of Trembath's hotel, Sllver, on, September 20th. A Buena Vista dispatch of Septem- ber 22d to the Denver Republican says: Sheriff Charles Anl~le has re- ceived worn from tmrtles at'Bath that the missing hun~tea". Ounnelly, who dis- appeared from that place ten days ago, left nothing of value behind and owed one week's board bill at the section ~h~use. The sheriff is of the opinion that he simply left the country. For ten days a large posse has been search- ing the Buffalo Peaks country, but did not find a trace of Connelly. The search has been abandoned. On September 20tb the Jury in the Mc~Villlams murder trial at Trinidad retnrned a verdict of not guilty. The ease was one of the most sensational criminal trials in the history of the COUnty. Phll Mc~,Vllilams had had a pitched battle near his ranch east of Trinidad with Salvador Parise and his son Charles, the two Parlses being killed. The evidence strawed that Me- Williams was In pursuit of a coyote when he met the two Parlses The latter opened fire, killing McWllltams' horse. "From behind the dead animal he returned the ~re, many shots bet~g i~xchanged. OUR NEW PRESIDENT BEGINS WORK AT THE WHITE HOUSE Washington, Sept. 22.. President Boosevelt walked early to the White House yesterday from the residence of his brother-in-law. Commander Cowles, arriving shortly before 9:30 o'clock. Secretary Hay and Secretory Gage came almost upon hls heels and saw the President for a few minutes in the Cabinet room. The doors of the White House are closed to the public, but admission, of course, was accorded to those who desired to ~ee ~he President personally, and within an hour a score of men prominent in public life had called to pay their respects and to extend their good wishes for a successful adminis- tration. Among them were Senators Scott and Elkins of West Virginia, Senators Pritchard of North Carolina. Millard of Nebraska and Burton of Kansas. and Representatives Heat- wole, McCleary and Stephens of Min- nesota. Gibson of Tennessee, Living- stone of Georgia and Dayton of West Virginia. All were delighted with the reception accorded them. Senators Elkins and Scott congratu- lated the.President upon the decision he had made when he took the oath of dffice. "That simple declaratlon," said Sen- ator Scott, "immediately restored con- fidence to the business world." To the Minnesota representatives the President recalled the fact that it was in their state that he had made his last public utterance as vice president and that in tlrat "confession of faith." as he characterized it, he committed himself to the policy of McKinley, to which he pledged his adherence npon office at Buffalo. Representative Livingstone of Geor- gia was especially pleased with his reception. The Georgia representative had congratulated the President, had expressed the hope that his adminis- tration would he a success and had in- formed him that as a southern man and a Georgian he would contribute everything in his power to that end The President replied that it would be his aim to be the l~'esident of the whole people, without regard to geo- graphical lines or class distinction; that it was the welfare of all which he would seek to promote. The President was more emphatic in his declaration to Senator Pritehard and Representative Klutz of North Carolina and Representative Gibson of Tennessee. "The South will support you most heartily," Senator Pri~chard had said. speaking for all three of the southern men "The Democratic newspapers are predicting good for you and of you, and the feellng of all the people for you, irrespective of party, is most kindly." "I am going to be President of the United States, and not any section," replied the President. "I don't care for sections or sectional lines. When I was governor of New York. I was told I could make four appointments In the army. When I sent in the names, three were from the South and the other from New York. They were brave men. who de'served recognition for services in the Spanish War, and it did not matter what states they were from" The President talked in the same vein with Senator Money of Mississip- pi when the latter called. PLOT TO MURDI R PRESIDENT HATCHED MANY MONTHS AGO Cleveland, Ohio, Sept. 22.--Investiga- tions made by Police Detective Schmunk reveal the startling possibili- ty that a plot to assassinate President McKinley was laid a year or more ago, before he was elected for his sec- ond term, and that it may have been laid in Oregon township, where the Czolgosz family lived. A remittance made to the assa~iu by hls brother, Waldeck Czolgosz, about a month ago, led to the investagation that may have an Important bearing on the ease. From the first the Buffalo police have been strong in their belief that there was a plot. 0~ae of tile strong elements in their belief has been the fact that the handkerchtt~f by which the assassin concealed the hand in which he held his weapon, was a wom- an's handkerchief. What is more Im- portant is that the handkerchief was bound about the hand'in a way that he, it is said, would not have been able to tie It himself. The fact that Czolgosz had money impelled the de,active to try to learn whence got it. Yesterday his brother Waldeck confessed to having sent it to Leon under the name of Frank Sny- der, at West Seneca, New York. Detective Schmunk yesterday ascer- tained from neighboring farmers that the Czolgosz boys, Leonard and Wal- deck, have been readers of Socialist papers for several years, ffohn D. Knox, an aged farmer who lives In the vicinity of the former Czolgosz farm, said yesterday: "The two men, the one that shot the President and Waldeck, used to come to my house and talk to me about their Socialist papers. They brought their papers to me and tried to get me to read them. "Once when they were here during the last presidential campaign, they got to talking about President McKin- ley and one of them said: 'If he ia elected he will be shot before he serves out his term.' and went on: 'I'd serve John D. Rockefeller the same way if I go~ a chance.' They talked violence all the time, and I was glad they went out of the neighborhood. "Almost every night there was u crowd from the city at their house. They used re come out to the farm from the electric road, so that we could not ~ee them, as we could have had they come by the road. The back of the farm extends to the railroad, and the visitors used to go back and forth that way instead of by way of the road. Sometimes there would be quite a crowd of them." It ts said that Leon's father, sister and brothers are going to Buffalo shortly and the police believe when they confront Leon he will break down and reveal all that is now a mystery in relation to the shooting of the Pros-: ldent. LONDON NEWSPAPERS CRIT[CISE BOER WAR London, Sept. 22.--While Kruger and Dr. Leyds are drawing up petitions to President Roosevelt and the Czar ask- ing them to intervene, the fighting Boers are helping themselves lu South Africa b~,, celebrating the expiration of the period in which Lord ICItchener proclaimed they must surrender by four notable successes, killing sixty- eight officers and men, wounding six- ty-three and capturing five guns and 300 men. The situation is singularly like the THINKS PEARY WILL REACH NORTH POLE New York. Sept. 21.--Herbert L. Bridgeman, secretary of the Peary Arctic Club, who conducted- the Peary relief expedition of this year, and the~ young men who accompanied him have returned home. With them came Mrs. Peary and her little girl, who was born in the Arctic regions eight years ago. "Next April," said Mr, Bridgeman, "Peary will start for the pole from Cape Heckla, the highest point of land he has discovered in the west, Which is opening of the war two years ago. the names of the same places reeurri~ in only 500 miles from the pole. If he the disnatches Utrecht where Ma~or should never reach it, his diseoverle~ " " ' " have bee~ important enough to war Gough was entrapped, was the scene] of a similar ambuscade eighteen rant the time he has spent in the north months back. Acton Homes, where --but he will reach the pole" the Boers yesterday reappeared, is eighteeR miles southwest of Lady- smith, prominent in the early hostiU- ties, and the Natal colonials are mus- tering for the defense of the Tugela, as when General Joubert invaded Na- tal In 1899. In Cape Colony fighting is again go- ing on south of Stormberg, in terri- tory ~raversed by raiders and their pursuers half a dozen times. The government's .publication of these reverses causes an outburst of exasperation against the conduct of the war, not in South Africa, but by the ministry. The great ~nlnisterial Journals accuse the government of try- ing to rnn the war "on the cheap" by not providing Lord Kitchener with suf. flcient resources. Mr. Bridgeman said he had the sat. isfaetion of i~uowing that Peary ha4 a supply of walrus meat large enough to carry him through his undertaking. The explorer returned with the Bridgeman party as far as Cape He~ schel, where his winter headquarters are. Four days after it occurred, Mr. Brldgeman at Sydney heard of the shootH~g of Presiden.t McKinley. Peary will not hear of It until next summer. "The last relief expedition," said Mr. Brldgeman, "was the eleventh sen1 out by the Arctic Club. lost all elements of the dramatic. were twice in danger, we got caught between a an ice floe, and went The Times. while It has no misgiv.' muddy bank. We were fast for ings as to the final issue, accuses the al hours, and the danger was home authorities of lack of organized, ice pack should sweep sustained effort, of a disposition to and make us~'prisoners. Th~ postpone military for financial consid- pounded a hole in the nose of erations, and of failure to grasp the and fastened a big hawser moral and intellectual damage which and in ten minutes the the prolongation of the struggle in- ice, whose movement you could flirts upon the empire, see at all, had swung us whole thing. Great Etdora Forest Fire. "The most serious time Denver, Sept. 23.--All hope of put- we got caught between, the lip of, ting out tim huge forest fires in the under water, and the glacier. We Eidora region of Boulder county has away all rlgll~, however." been given up by the exhausted peoplei and all efforts are now directed to sav-] -= lng towns and ndnlng property from] Crcseeus Detente Abbot. destruction. Eldora m believed to be Readville, Mass.. Sept safe, although fanned by a hlgh wind great stallion Cresceus In the right direction, the flames might tained a firmer grasp wipe out the town. I king by defeating his Governor Orman has responded to IAbbott (2:03~), on the the appeal for help and will send a number of deputy wardens to Eldora to:day. Verd|et-in :lW~h~tny Case. Gunnisom Colo., Sept. 22.--The court received the jUrY'S verdict in the Mahany case at 9 o'et0ck thismt~.rning= The defendant was found guiKy o~ man, laughter. to-day in three out~of~ two fastest trotters in for a $20,000 W. Lawson. 12,0(O people paid went to a well-known weather was perfect,