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ill I I I I SAOUACI CRESGENT. - '," r.. ., , . The new cone on Mount Vesuvius. formed during the late eruptions, has been suddenly engulfed into the crater. The mountain has now assumed its old appearance Dr. Hans Blare, one of the biograph- ers of Bismarck. has become mentally deranged, owing to his losses through the recent failure of the Leipziger hank, and has been placed In an asy- |urn. He Is a son of Robert Blum, who W~,s executed in Vienna during the revolution of 1848. ~In cold countries, where snow pre- vails during a long winter, many of the animals' change the hue of their coats to a white tint. The Arctic bear and fox are white throughout the year. The northern hare is brown in sum- mer and white in winter. The weasel is e~pecially curious; it retains its brown coat until the first snow ap- pears, and then whitens in a few ~oure. "Forty years ago President Lincoln appointed John ,lap Jackson of Park- ersburg, W. Vs., Ju4ge of the United States circuit court and he still holds the position. During all these years .he has never failed but once to hold delft at the appointed time. That was When confederate troops under Gen. I~ring were in possession of Charles- town, where the sessions were held, and the cession assigned for that date lind to be postponed. It is announced from Constantinop/e that the Sultan has had to be bled. For some time he has manifested a somnolent tendency. Recently he slept continuously for fifteen hours, and af- ter awaktng for about an hour he went to sleep again. He was only roused by his Arab body physician applying ice to his temples. The physician then intimated to the Sultan that his condi- tion indicated excess of blood, and that bleeding was necessary in order to oh- .viSta danger to the brain. After mak- InS the doctor swear on the" Koran that no injurious results need be ap- prehended, the Sultan let himself be bled. and his qulck-witted servltors gathered the blood into tiny phials. which can be sold to the faithful at 100 piastres each. Dr. L. O. Howard, entomologist of ,'the department of agricultMre, has ,just made public some startling state- ,aleuts of the property losses caused by , insects. He believes they aggregate over $300,000,000 a year. The Rocky Mountain locust or western g_rasshop- per in 1874, ate up $100,000,000 worth of growing crops. The chinch-bug alone has eaten $300,000,000 worth of corn and wheat in the western states ~lnee 1850. As for the mosquito, apart" ~rom the losses believed to be due to its pernicious activity in the spread of yellow fever and malaria, it is an im- mense depreciator of real estate val- uea. A New Jersey newspaper re- cently estimated that its extermlna- 'den in that one state alone would add to its real estate valuation not less 'than $100,000,000. The miners of the town of Pas De Calais have elected Mlle. Lea Bourdon their queen of the coal carnival. This young woman is In the coal trade in the capacity of a sifter, and al- ,though her work is so grimy she has ,a " beautiful complexion, which, no doubt, added to her good character, gave her the necessary number of 'votes~ although the competition was keen, her fellow-candidates being . drawn from the Cleaner walks of life. ~Phe car which carried the queen and' her maids of honor was decorated with :flowers, picks, [~nterns. etc. Mlle. ,Bourdon is only 17, and the coronation , ~in the center Of the town made a very beamtlful tableau'. To be coal queen en- titles her to a small annuity from the treasury of the town. and with her French thrift she will save this for her dot. AS the steamer Sheffield was leaving P ~th~ ~lver Seheldt one evening recently the captain and passengers observed the unusual phenomenon (in these lati- 'tudes) of a large ~aterspout, The steamer was a few miles off West C~pple, and from a heavy thunder clottd lying due west of this point, and :computed to be about ten miles dis- taut, a dense black column was formed, which appeared to fall by a sl'ntmus course Into the sea. At this distance the surface of the sea--where the waterspout touched Its surface-- was at once surrounded by a smoke- like obscurity. Hundreds of tons of water must hav~ dropped heavily into the sea. The olack line of communi- cation between the cloud and the sea fell precipitately at first, then for Dome distance appeared to encounter a fresh current of air and ~as borne ,along laterally, after which it dropped into the sea, The phenomenon contln- ned dashing up the surface of the sea for abOut four minutes. Arrangements have been concluded for the resumption of business in Prussia of American insurance com- panies, which have been excluded from the kttlgdom for the past six years. The officials of the insurance compan- ies have completed exhaustive ex- aminations of the new German law covertng the control of insurance throughout the empire and find that it removes the conditions which the American companl~ have hitherto regarded as prohibitory. These re- strictions~ co~tsted in part of a strict @upervl~0u o~ all account8 PRESIDENT M'KINLY'S WILL DISPOSS OF LARfiE FORTUNE Canton, Ohio, Sept. 28.--Secretaryl Cortelyou came here yesterday to as-[ slat Mrs. McKinley in disposing of~ matters connected with the late Pros-[ ident's estate. After meeting Mrs. Me-[ Kinley, the question of filing the will~ wins taken up. The trying task of read- t ing 1~ to her was undertaken by the] faithful secretary. Mrs. McKinley made a heroic effort to bear up and succeeded in doing so, although the or- deal was hard for her. All legal formalities necessary for her to subscrilm to were disposed of. Yesterday afternoon Judge Day and Secretary Cortelyou went to the office of the probate Judge and offered the will of Presldent McKinley for pro- bate. They carried with them the fol- lowing: "I. Ida McKinley, widow of William McKinley, deceased, bereby decline the administration of his estate and rec- ommend the appointment of William R. Day and George B. Cortelyou as ad-I minlstrator~, with the will annexed." I This rec(mlmendation bears the datet of September 27, 100:1. Following isI the text of President McKinley's will: I "Executive Mansion, Washington, D. I C.--I publish the following as my lat- t upon all of my property, both real and personal; To pay my mother during her life one thousand dollars a year, and at her death said sum to be paid to my sister, Helen McI(inley. If the income from property be insufficient to keep my wife in gr(~at comfort and pay the anmlity above provided, then I di- rect that ~'uch of my prol>erty be sold ~5o as to make a sum :ld(~luate for both pnrposes. "~Vhatever property remains at the death of my wife, I give to my brother and sisters, share and share alike. My chief concern is that my wife, from my estate, shall have all she requires for her cmnfort and pleas- urn, and that my mottler shall be pro- vided with whatever money she re- quires to make her old age comforta- ble and happy. "Witness my hand nod seal, this 22d day of October, 1897, to my last will and testament, made at the City of Washington, D. C. "WILLIAM McKINLEY." "The foregoing was witnessed by us this 22d day of October, 1897, at the request of the testator, and his name signed thereto in our presence and our signatur(~s hereto in bls presence. "G. B. CORTELYOU. est will and testament, hereby revoking I "CIIARLES LOEFFLER." all former wills. I It is given out on authority that the '~P mY beloved wife, Ida S. McKin- MeKhdey estate will total $225,000 to ley, I bequeath all of my real estate. ]$250,000, including life insurance of wherever eituatei:l, and the lucerne of I $67,000. Aside from the $67,000 men- any personal property of which I may [ tinned, the estate consists of real es- be possessed at death, during her nat- I tate here and contiguous to Canton and ural life. I make the following chm'ge | of deposits in ~Va~shington banks. . .... ~ @~.@~.~@ ...... SAMPSON IS REFUSED COUNSEL IN SCHLEY INQUIRY COURT Washington, Sefft. 28.--In the Schley court of inquiry yesterday, a letter was presented from, Rear Admiral Sampson asking to be allowed to be represented in the cour~ by counsel. but the court refused to gTsnt the re- quest on the ground that "the court does not at this time regard you as a party to the case." The principal witnesses of the day were Lieutenant John Hood, who commanded the dispatch boat The Hawk during the Spanish War, and Captain Bowman H. McCalla, who was in command of the Marblehead. The testimony of both these officers dealt with the delivery of dispatches from Admiral Sampson to Commodore Schley, and both related to q@nversa- lions with the latter. Captain McCalla gave in detail his part In arranging a code of signals with the Cuban insurgents and his communications with them near Clen- fuegos May 24. 189~, when it -was learned definitely that Cervera's fleet woe not in the harbor there. He said that Captain Olmdwick. who was Ad- miral Sampson's chief of staff, was the only person at Key West to whom he had communicated the signal code. Captain McCalla expressed the opin- ion that co~ling was feasible off San- tiag0 at the time Schley began his re- trograde movement. He said no effort was made to prevent the erection of earthworks at Cienfuegos by Span- iards, as had been ordered and Schley did not obey the order ~o use all haste in getting .to Santiago, which accom- panied the official notification that Cervera was there. Yesterday's session began with the recall of Captain Wise to make verbal changes in the official copy of his tes- timony. He altered his previous state- ment c~ncerning the order of the Navy Department of May 20, 1898, in which he was directed to "inform every ves- sel off Santiago that the flying squad- ron is off Cienfuegos," uaying that he desired to correct Ills resptnse to the court's inquiry as to why this order was not carried out. by saying that it had been carried out. "The flying squadron was ordered to proceed with all possible dispatch," he said, and added: "1 did not desh'e to inform the com- modore of the flying squadron of his own movements. The order was to In- form commanders of the movements of the flying squadron." The court ttmn ask~l: "Did you di- ree~ Captain Sigsbee to give Commo- dore Schley the information contained in the dlspatch from the Navy Depart- ment regarding tim whereabouts of the Spanish squadron?" "I did not." Lieutenant Spencer S. Wood. who commanded the dispatch boat Dup~nt during the Slm nish War, was then called and continut~l his testimony, begun yesterday. MX. Rayner re- sumed his cress-examination, rhe witness saiff that, while off Cienfuegos, he had been on picket duty two miles from shore the night of May 2'2nd and had been instructed to signal the squadron with two red lights Ln case the enemy's torpedo boats came out of the harbor. Mr. Rayner then read from t ,e testi- mony of Captain Harbor of the Texas. saying that there had been no picket vessels within the line of the fleet off C~enf~ugos. The witness .said that the statement was wrong. BIG FOREST FIRES ARE NEARhY BURNED OUT Ward, Colo., Sept. 27.--(Denver Re~ publican Special.)--The wind went down last night and to-day has been calm, as a result of which the forest fire has made comparatively little progress. The fire is spreading a little to the west and has nearly reached Abe Nell's saw mill. one and one-half miles west of Sunnyslde. Around the mill the timber has been cut out and the fire will not have much to work on. but if it once gets past the mill it will strike heavy timber again and come down Pennsylvania gulch to Sun- nyslde. This is not expected unless a strong west wind blows up, which would drive the fire down the gulch. It is not known yet how many cattle perished in the fire. A few have been recovered, but the greater number have not yet been found. The district burned over will measure about five miles square.. Dodd's saw mill was saved. Eldora, Colo., Sept. 27.--The fire Is now out on Eldorado .mountain, but is burning ou the other six mountains. It is gradually burning out," however, and has not spread any ia the past twenty-four hours. Colonel O'Brlen. special agent for the land office at Washington, left El- dora for Denver to-day. He stated be- fore leaving that the hard work done by his men and himself In the Middle. sex country, preventing the fire from crossing Jenny creek, had resulted in saving an immense tract of timber on the soUth side. Colonel O'Brlen person- ally paid the men employed by him and will look to the government to re- imburse- him. Dole's Resignation lgepor~ed San l~'ancisco. Sept. 28.~Stnce the ayrlval here of the steamer Sierra last Wednesday the story has been ci~cu- lated that Just be:are the vessel left Honolulu .Governor Dole wrote his res. lgnatton, which was given to Secretary Deeper, a passenger on She Sierra. to be deileverd to the President. Cooper left for Washington Wednesday, STATE FAIR AT PUEBLO IIAS BEEN.A SUCCESS Pueblo, Colo.. Sept. 27.--(Denver Be- publican Special.) -- Pueblo's great State Fair closed to-night in a blaze of glory and a battle royal of confetti. The attendance at the grounds was large and the races were the best of the fair. The directors feel highly gratified at the success of the enter- ,prise, and are ah'eady laying plans to bav~ attractious at the grounds on special days during the year, and to have a fair next year "~hat will rival those of the big eastern states. Awards of prizes for the best gen- eral county exhibit resulted in the first prize of $I00 going to Otero county and the second prize of $'50 to Arapa. hoe county. For the best agricultural exhibit, the order was reversed, and Arapaboe county secured the first prize of $100 and Otero the second prize of $50. Pueblo county did not enter the competition. To-day's races were witnessed by a large and highly enthusiastic crowd, and although there was some little de- lay they were of great interest. Several unfinislmd races will be run to-morrow afternoon, although the fair grounds proper will be closed. The di rectors decided to-night to have admis sion to these races absolutely free, in order to allow opportunity to those so far unable to attend the fair or race~ to see the grounds and race traok. H~tli St~'m in Omah~ Omaha, Sept. 28.--The heaviest storm of rain and hail which has vis- ited the cry for years struck Omaha yesterday. Twenty-five telephone and electric light poles were blown down and street ears were blocked in sev- eral places. S~ergeants Dempsey and Weisenburg and an electric light man were badly shocked by coming in con- tact with live Wl~a, but none were se- riously l~ured. Two horses were from ~1~ sam@ e.am~. Miss Stone Heard From. Constantinople, Sept. 28.~Rev. Mr. Haskell. a missionary at Samakov (Bulgaria), has received a letter from Miss Helen Stone, the American mis- sionary who was carried off by bri- gands September 5th in the district of DJumabala. It does not reveal the whereabouts of Miss Stone, but says she is in good health and has been well treated by the brigands, especially in the earlier stages of the abduction. Later, in consequence of the vigorous pursuit of Turkish troops, she had been subJected to privations. Miss Stone l adds that the brigands demand a ran- [ sore of 25,000 Turkish pounds. ] ]?resident Will Come West. 1 Washington, Sept. 28.--President ! Roosevelt probably will make an ex- tended visit to the Pacific coast next year. The President has spoken of his intention to several of his friends. It COLORADO NOTES. Palisade people propose to erect a canning factory. Tile State l'niversity at Boulder has opened with an increased number of students. Arthur C. Glenn of Pueblo and IL A. Gordon of La Jaltt:t have been ap- pointed raihvay mail clerks. The lecation for tim Carter museum ill l)enver ilas I'~en. selected on tile brow of tlle hill in the eastern end of the City park. A Physicians' Busim~,~ League has been organized by lhe do(.tors of Tel- ler county, one of its special objeets be- ing the avoidance of loss on bad ac- connts. The state fair at Pucbh), which closed September 27th. had a large attend- once. It is estimated that 20,000 peo- ple were present on Thursday, the largest day. A fm'est fire near Itosemont on the Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek Short Line was subdued after burn- ing over about eighty acres. Thirty men were called out to fight the flames, I.[ is hoped that arrangements can be made to have Secrelary of the Treas- ury Lyman J. Gage address the mem- bers of the Loyal Legion of Colorado at their banquet in Colorado Springs, October 12th. Hereafter a large American flag will flo~t over the beads of the worslfipcrs in the Central Presbyterian Church in Denver. Incidentally it has been found greatly to improve the acotmtics of the b~ilding. ~r. S. Stratton has transferred his large real estate holdings in Denver to the International Realty Oompany, presumably for convenience in their nmnagement. The amount of revenue stamps on the deed indicates a valua- tion of $425,000. Guy Sexton of Denver, an inmate of the state reformatory at Buena Vista, escaped from the gang in the hay field September 26th. Sextou was serving his second term, having been sentup from Denver three months ago for robbery, his sentence being indefinite. The sixteenth annual convention of the Young Men's Christian Association of Colorado will be held at Canon City on October 4th, 5th and 6th. Christian workers of all denominations are invit- ed, and will be given privileges of cor- responding members in the convention. At Hahn's Peak. September 24th, George Herwqg, a prominent ranchman and sawmlll man. comitted suicide by shooting himself through the head with a Winchester rifle. He leaves a wife and one child. At the time of his death Herwig was attending court and sleep- ing in a tent. The afinual New Mexico-Colorado fair wlil be held at Durango October 8th to llth. The scope of this exhibi- tion includes the Animas valley of Col- orado and northwestern New Mexico, the Montezuma valley, the Sllverton and Rico mining districm--ln brief the whole San Juan country. Fire on the night of September 26th destroyed a large part of tile stock of the Lamer Lumber Company at Lamar. The lumber sheds and their contents were destroyed but the coal bins, office and other buildings were saved. The company estimates its lose at $12,000, with only $1,500 insurance. Sergeant King of the Chaffee Light Artillery, who helped nurse Corporal Palmer, who was so seriously injured and maimed Quarto-Centennial Day in Boulder, by the premature discharge of a cannon, was released from further duty a few days ago and has returned to the University of Colorado. At a meeting of the Retail Grocers' Association in Denver tt was decided that they will move for certain restrict-. ire laws and will take effective means to bring every grocer in the state with- In their organization. No cutting of prices Is to .be tolerated In the future, if it can possibly be prevented. The paint and car shops of the Flor- ence & Oripple Creek railroad, locat- ed ar Oanon Olty, were destroyed by fire on the morning of Sept 29th, The orlgln of the fire Is not known: There was water pressure on the ground and every effort wag made to suppress the fire, but the buildings were completely de~royed. The Pueblo Courier, a labor paper, announces that the former proprietor and editor, Lieu, tenant Governor David C. Coates and Otto Thum. have trans- ferred their interests to Frank Rich- ardson, who will in future edit and conduct the paper. It is reported tha~ Messrs. Coates and Thum will start a state labor paper In Denver. The half-way house between Grand Junction and Delta was destroyed by fire on the night of September 24th and E. O. Angell, the proprietor, was burn- ed to death while trying to rescue val- uables from the building. His family, consisting of his wife and four chil- dren, escaped. Mr. Angell belonged to the Modern Woodmen and the Wood- men of the World. Chairman C. A. Parker of the Colo- rado Terminal Lines has not yet com- pleted the table of ~ckets deposited with his agencies in Denver, Colorado Springs and Pueblo. but estimates the number ~ being between 38.000 and 40,000. Last year the number was about 27,000. Oountlng the number of travelers coming from Texas and other southern states and from Cali- fornia, Utah and other western points, all of which are not recorded at the Terminal Lines Association, the num- ber of tourists into Colorado this year is eaUmated at more than 50,000. The Cheyenne correspondent of a Denver paper x~'ltes as follows: "The newspapers of the state are now In- dulging in a controversy over the State University. In a recent issue of the Douglas Budget, the faculty was taken to task for the manner in which it is conducting the affairs of>the In- stitution. President Smlley was also severely criticlsed by the editor of the Budget, who charges that he pays too much attention to religion and not enough to educating the pupils. The attack has brought forth a storm of de- nials from Laramie, Cheyenne and oth- er papers. It is said that the State University is In better shape now than ever before, and that more students: is 9reposed that the President shall vis- are enrolled in the school than ever be- it Washington and Oregon first, going fore. Figures are published to show~ thence to California, and returning that the percentage of attendance at through the central, western and south- the Wyoming university Is greater than that of the state Institutions of ern states. "rhe Preside~t has never Colorado or Nebraska." visited the Pacific e0ut. II III II t ...... II li | I I I IIIIII I I IIII Ill III COLUMBIA WINS FIRST RACE OF AMI RICA'S CUP CONTEST New York, Sept. 29.--1n the closest and most so~fl-stirring race ever sailed for old America's cut), the white flyer Columbia to-day beat the British chal- Jenger over a wiudward and leeward course of thirty nautical miles by the narrow, heart-breaking record of 39 seconds. As Lipton's latest aspirant for cup honors must allow the defend- er 43 seconds on account of the extra 833 square feet of canvas in her sail area, the official record under the rule~ gives her the victory by 1 minute 22 seconds. As a spectacle the contest was su- perb. From the time the two sky- scraping racers crossed the starting line until they fled across the finish line four end a half hours later, the result was In doubt and the excitement aboard the excursion fleet increased until men became frenzied and women almost hysterical. So evenly thatched were these two scientific racing ma- chines that never after they started were tlm rival skippers out of each other's hail, and more than three-quar- ters of the time they were so cIose that Charlie Bart. who had the tiIler aboard the Oolumbla could have teased a bfscuit to Captain Sycamore on the Shamrock. For miles they beat their way to the outer mark, the black shadow of the Shamrock's huge club topsail painted on the big mainsail of the Columbia, and for an hour on the run home, with the yachts flying like scared deer be- fore the wind, they ran almost beam to beam, as if they had been harnessed together. "I'Ve memory of the races between the Genesta and Puritan in 1885 and I~rd Dunruven's first Valkyrie and the Vigilant in 1893, which have been treasured by yachtsmen up to this time, will be forgotten after the mag- nificent duel of to-day. It will live for- 'ever in the memory of those who wlt- nessed it. In the years to come yachts. men of the two nations will recount the thrilling story of the celebrated first race between the Columbia and the Shamrock II, sailed off New York harbor in the first year of the new een. tury. As a result of this race, though faith in the Columbia still remains tn the hearts of patriots, all the experts ad- mit that the British boat is the ablest sloop ever sent to these waters to Iift the 100-guinea cup which the old schooner America brought aeross the Atlantic fifty years ago, and the su- periority of American seamanship and American naval architecture as repre- sented by the defender, remains to be established. The quality of n sail- ing ship is measured by her ability to carve her way into au adverse wind aud in the fifteen mile thresh to wind- ward to-day the golden challenger gained 39 seconds, white ~ the rn~ home her lead was eaten up and the Columbia crossed the finish Iine exact- ly 37 seconds be:eve the S~K~E~T0ck. FILIPINO INSURfiENTS DEFEAT COMPANY C, NINTH INFANTRY Manila, Sept. -'~.--A disastrous fight between United States troops and in- surgents occurred yesterday In the is- land of Samar, near Balangiga. A large body of insurgents attacked company (3, Ninth infantry, only twen- ty-fo~r members of the company es- caping. All the others are reported to have been killed. The company were at breakfast when attacked and made a determined resistance, but the over- whelming number of the insurgents compelled them to retreat. Of the sur- vivors who have arrived at Bases-, eleven are wounded. According to the lates~ returns the strength of the company was seventy- two. The survivors include C~ptnln Thomas W. Connell, I~lrst Lieutenant Edward A. Mump~s- and Dr. B. S. Griswold, surgeon. Captain Edwin V. Bookmiller of the Ninth 4.nfantry re- ports that General Hughes is assem- bling a force ~o attack the insurgents. '~e insurgents captured all the stores and ammunition of the company and all the rifles except twenty-six. Captain Lawrence J. Hearn of the Twenty-first infantry rei:~rts a severe engagement with insurgents near Can- delaria, ~he Americans losing one killed and two wounded. The insur- gent loss has not been ascertained. The Americans captured 30,000 pounds of rice and several hundred rounds of ammunition. "Manila, Sept. 29,--Adjutant Gen- eral, Washington: Hughes reports following from Bassey, southern So- mar: "Twenty-fo~r men -Ninth regiment, United ~ates infa~ry--wow~d~l~- have Just arrived from Balangiga, re- mainder compa, ny killed. Insurgents secured all company supplies and all rifles exeep~ twelve; C~)mpany was at- tacked during breakfast morning Sep- tember 28th; company seventy-two strong; officers, Thomas W. ~onnell (captain), Edward A. Bumpus (first lieutenant)~ Dr. It. S. Griswold (major surgeon) escape4. OHAFFIi~E~" Washington, Sept. 29.--A weil-know~ official of the government, in speaking of this outbreak against the American forces in Samar, said he rega~'ded it as a consequence of the assassination, of President McKinley. In all prob- ability the insurgents had received, he said, only meager reports of the tragedy and possibly believed the shooting to be the result of some pop- ular ot~tbreak against the President. The natives had ceased the opportuni- ty in the flickering hope of retrieving some of their losses~ Company C was a portion of the .Ninth regiment of United States in- fantry which west to China at the time of the Boxer outbreak and while there performed valiant service. Later the troops went to Manila and were en- gaged in .provost duty in that city. During the past summer a battalion of the Ninth was sent to Samar. All the i officers connected with CA)mpany O, which was almost wtpe~ oat by the insurgents, are named in Gener~ Chaffee's dispatch, there bet, ~ no see- end lieutenant now with the company. New Cripple Creek Line. Florence, Colo., Sept. 30.--(Denver Republican Special,)--E~gineers have completed the survey of the Florence, Victbr & Cripple Creek railroad. "l~e distance from Florence to Victor will be thirty-five miles. The maximum curvature is twelve degrees and the grade divided into three sections shows the average over the first nine miles from Florence a two-per-cent, grade, the next eighteen miles a nlaximum of 2.9 per cent. and the remaining eight miles only 2 per cent. The total cost of oastruetlon will be less than any line running into the district, while the expense of freight hauling will be re- duced one-third. Engineer Kelly, who has charge of the work, will require the next six weeks to complete his malta and estimates and is assured of sufficient capital to build the road as soon as his maps and estimates can be verified. Eaton with an engineer and plans ef the factory. 'l~e plant will east aleut $600,0(0 and wilI be the finest yet built In Colorado. It ~ll have a eapacilT of 600 tons of beets per day. The farm- ers of the Eaton country have con- tracted to raisc~ 4,000 aeres of beets (f~Oor this factory. Of thls amount, ex- vernor B. H. Eaton and his sons have guaranteed 2,000 a~res. Mr. Eaton aiso donated the site and water for the plant. C. N. COx and W. D. Hoover will have charge of the phnt and will make their home in Eaton. They will endeavor to senate 1,000 acres of additional contracts. Strong Estate l~!ay Compromise. Denver, Sept. 30.--It is stated that the attorneys of the estate of the late Sam Strong are trying to arrange a compromise with the counsel for Nel- lie Lewis, who has a Judgment against the estate for about $55,000 secured in her breach of promise suit against Strong, whereby the claim is to be settled for about half of the Judgment, providing the suit of the lessees of the Strong mine against the estate is dropped. During the Bull hill riots the mine was blown up. The les- sees charged that the owner, the late Sam Strong, had hired men to blow it up so that he might regain possession of the property. The Jury decided against the lessees, who were seeking a new trial at the time Mr. Strong died. Miss Lewis' counsel in her breach ~)f promise case were also attorneys of record In the suit brought by the l~- lees. / Kitohener Become@ ~!~a. London, Sept. 30.--The Express pub. lishes a report that Lord Kitchener has asked for 25,000 more seasoned mounted men and for power to hang rebels, traitors and murderers without reference to tile home government. Immediately on his return from the 0ontinent, says the News, the King summoned a meeting of the Council to consider Lord Kitchener's ,position. It is tmderstood that~Hls Majesty a~- sumed a very strong attitude and , closely q~estioned the ministers upon their proposals. ~ton 8upr Factory Assured. Eaton, Colo., Sept. 80.--(De, aver News Speclal.)--News has been re- ceived that work Is to commence at once on the Eaton beet sugar factory. The contract has been let to the Kllby Manufacturing Company of Cleveland, Ohio. Mr. Kilby will be In Denver the first ~f next week, and will come to No ~ldesp~d l~e~olt Expee~ (~bieago, Sept. 29:--Gcnertt~ l~well S. Otis, in command of the Dega~tment of the Lakes, said tomigbt that the slaughter of members o~ Company O of the Ninth infantry at Samar did mean that there is anything like wide: spread revolt in that province. Con- , eern~ng the disaster, General Otis said: "Samar is in the department of Vtz- aya, over which Brigadler General Hughes has command. This depart- ment includes all the central islands of the Philippine archipelago. During the last month our soldiers have been active tn an attempt to subdue rebel- lion, which is confined to the boun- daries uf that island. The insurgent leader, Lucban, heads the natives, and he a~d Tagalo followers have been inn str~mental in keeping alive the spirit Of opposition to this government's au- thority. Attack on McKinley's Tomb. Canton, Ohio, Sept. 29.--A strange story comes from Westlawn cemetery to-nlght where a company of regulars r '~ f om F oft Wayne Michigan, are g~aa2d- ing the vault ~ which the body of the late President McKinley lies. It Is to the effect that the guard on duty on top of the vault fired a shot at one man who refused to heed bls challenge that the shot was'diverted by another ,: man who appeared from another di- rection and that an effort w#s made to stab the guard. Military regulations prevent either the officers or the men of the post from : being quoted In any matter connected with their service, and for this reason C~ptatn Bkldle, who is in command, was obliged to decline to he quoted. at the camp to-night. He will 'make a full report to his superiors at onee~ Denver, Sept. 30.--The Oolorado Kennel Club, at a meeting held last week, decided to give its first annual ~i~ bench show November 19th, 20~ and :~ 21st. Ballentine, Roberts and Kerr were appointed a committee to ar~ngel the premium list ~nd ali'osher matters preliminary to the show~ The ~Judgl~ will be in the hands of John D~vldson. The rules of the National Kemaei~ ~lUb