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He had not traveled more than a mile when he saw before him a hut, with a large white rock in front of it. At the door of the hut stood the horse of Gomez. Leaping from his horse, Don Juan tied him to a tree and crept cautiously forward toward the hut. It was a rude habitation, made of logs, the crevices partly filled with mud. The sounds of voices at ordin- ary tones inside could be easily heard by a listener outside. Don Juan applied his ear to a con- venient crack. "I say you lie!" her heard the voice of Gomez say. "She is here." "Saner is mistaken, came a voice in Spanish. The Indians of the Span~sh- American countries early learned to .use the language of their conquerors. '"There is no one here," "You lie, I tell you!" exclaimed ~}omez. "Mattazudo took a girl away from the castle and brought her here. I learned of it, and came at once to take her away. She is to be my bride." "Men do not steal their brides now," ireplied the Indian. "I did. not steal this one. I tell you I know she is here. Mattazudo stole 'her from the castle and brought her here. I know this, I tell you, and if you do not give her up it will be bad ~for you." "I am an old man, senor. You may kill me, if you will. I am powerless against an army. My friends are not ,your friends. The friends of the re- public are mine, and they are de- :feated." "What do I care about all that? I did not ask for your friendship. I want that girl." "She is not here, senor," "She is here. Mattazudp told me she was here." "You are not wise to believe the words of Mattazudo. The half-breed has a lying tongue and crafty mind. If he has taken the girl away, he has put her where you cannot find her." "I will find her." "I hope so saner. I would not wish she would remain in the hands of Mat- tazudo. He is a devil of cruelty, and knows no law but his own passsions. He would not bring the girl here. for he knows I would protect her. He i~ my enemy--I am his." "I must find her. If she is lost to me, I will kill the half-breed." "He should have been killed long ago, senor." "You swear you have told me the truth? .... I swear it. senor." "You swear you have not seen the glrl? Repeat it after me." "Senor, you are wasting time. I know nothing. I swear I have not seen the glrl." "Then let Mattazudo beware." Gomez rushed from the house, mounted his horse and rode away. Don Juan did not seek to stop him. The old Spaniard was bewildered by what he had heard. While it was evi- dent that Gomez knew that Lola had been taken away from the castle, he had said nothing to indicate that her abduction was at his own bidding. Fortunately Gomez did not ride to- ward Don Juan's horse. Garza returned to the castle reach- ing it before Gomez. He went ~lirectly to Philip. "Well? said the pretender, eagerly, rising to his feet. "I have not found her," said Don Juan, fiercely, "but I know the name of the scoundrel who ~ook her away." "Name him." "Mattazudo, the half-breed. "Ah! tell me all that you have learn- ed." Don Juan related what had taken place at the Carib's hut. "Has Gomez returned?" asked Phil- ip. "No. but Mattazudo is in the castle." "Then send for Mattazudo." The orderly was called in. "Tail the half-breed who .commands the Zambos to come here," said Philip. In obedience to the summons Matta- zudo came swaggering in. "Scoundrel!" exclaimed Don Juan, springing toward him. The half-breed looked in astonish- ment from Garza to Philip. There was no mistaking the expres- sion on either face. "Senors, you amaze me," he said. "'What have I done that you are angry With me?" "'You stole my daughter from the castle and carried her away," said Don Juan. "You need not lie. I know all." Mattagudo seemed even more sur- prised. "I~I~am beWildererd, senor," he said. "I took your daughter away, it is true, but Gomez--surely you knew all about It." "What do you mean?" "I mean that I did ~nothing more than carry out your commands." "My commands. Fol" Heaven's sake isgeak pla~neH My commands: What "Your command, ~enor, to take your ~dau~ter to a place of safety until af- ' ~t~r t]~e battl~. "A Place of moiety? In HeaVen's ,~a~e what place could be as Safe as ~tl~/s'~e? I pro ~ sUCh command, tWlmt do you mean?' ] "You save no |mdl oommand~ 8~or? Surely you or Gomez must be mistak- en." "How? Gomez? What about Oomez?" "Gomez came to me and said: Matta- zudo. Don Juan Garza is anxious for the .safety of his daughter. We do not know how strong the force of Salvarez may be. He may retake the castle, and the girl must not be exposed to the passions of victorious soldiers. Do you know of a safe retreat near this place?' 'None nearer than a mile,' I answered. 'The hut of the Carib Ramana.' 'Take her there,' he said. 'Tell her that Don Juan, her father, is in command of a portion of the army and cannot come to her.' He commanded me to do this saner, and I did. She followed me, and I took her to Ramana's hut." "You lle!" cried Don Juan, beside himself. "I have been to the Carib's hut. Gomez was there. He demanded my daughter of the old Carlb, but the Indian swore that she had not been brought there." "You heard that, eerier?" "I did. I missed my daughter, and knew that some foul fiend had taken her away. Gomez left the castle, and I followed him. I heard his conversa- tion with the Carib. He cursed because my daughter was not there, and swears vengeance on you." "On, me, senor? Gomez has tricked us both. His command to me was a lie to get the girl out of the castle. But he tricked you more shrewdly still." "Tricked me?" "Tricked you, aenor; he and Ram- ana. You saw his horse. You crept to the hut. You made no allowance for Gomez keeping a watch for pursuers. You heard him curse because the girl was not In the house. But did you go inside?" "Go--inside? What do you mean?" gasped Don Juan. "I mean senor, that if you had gone inside, perhaps you would have found your daughter. I took her to the Ca- rib's hut. Gomez went there to get her. He saw you coming. He and Ramana quarreled to trick you. You saw him ride away. You did not wait to see him come back. For proof, eerier, where is Gomez now?" Don Juan turned to Philip with a white face. "Have I been so stupid?" he asked. "The mistake can be remedied," said Philip. "Mattazudo, you thought you obeyed, Gomez befo~'e. Obey me now. Take some of your brave Zambos with you, go to the Carib's hut a~nd bring back Don Juan's daughter. Go. Your life depends on it." CHAPTER IX. The Sliding Panel "Well, we are here," said Tempest, standing with the lantern In his hand. "We own the caverns, what are we going to do with them?" "The firs~ thing," said Medworth, "is to destroy tht~ powder train, and take precautions that the magazine is not blown up while we are in here." They spent a half hour at this work, and when they considered the maga- zine safe, they began an ex .mination of their surroundings. Not far from the powder magazine they found a rude stone stairway running from a central position in the cellar to an abrupt termination against a Wooden door, what seemed to be one at the top. Upon examining the wall at the top, they found that what had seemed to be a door had no knob, and no ap- parent way of opening it. "This door, If it is a, door," said Tempest. "was never made to open." "There must be a secret spring," said Medworth. "Surely the stairs are not here for nothing. If force cannot open the door let us 10ok for a spring." They began a careful examination of the surface of the door, and the walls around it, going over every inch with their finger ends, Tempest holding the lantern to facilitate the search. "Ha! Here is something," said Mad- worth. "A button.'" He pushed, pulled and twisted this, but to no purpose. "I am convinced that this button opens the door," he said. "Now, while I manipulate it, you push the door. It may be out'of order." He tried again, and Tempest, putting his strength to the door, had no diffi- culty in opening it. "Now be careful," said Medworth. They passed through the open door, and found themselves in a narrow pas- sage, entirely destitute of furniture. and perfectly dark save for the rays of the lantern. There was no other door to this place than the one they had come through, b~ut at the other end the~ found what seemed to be a panel in the wall. From the side they were ~n it could I~ easi- ly noticed, and Medworth marveled that the trick was not more skillfully done. He placed his hand on this panel, and found that it slid noiselessly to the left. Before them was a large, sumptuous- ly furnished library, the table of whichi was strewn with papers and maim, and the air heavy with tobacco smoke, though no person was visible. A lamp shed a gloomy sort of 'light over the apartment. After making themselves cet~ln that there was no one in the room, Medworth alad Temper w~nt in. There was a door openinll from this room into a wide hail. Peering O~Z into this, they saw, at the further end:., a sentinel standing, leaning -u his gun. Medworth now examined ]e sliding panel. He found that, rude as the con- trivance was on the other side, here i~ was a most carefully executed thin~ It was simply one of any number of panels that ornamented the walls of the room, and when c~-osed could not be detected as different in its construc- tion from any of the others. Medworth counted them. and found that the sliding panel was the fifth from either end, being exactly half way. They would have turned their atten- tion to other things, but hearing foot- steps they sprang into the hiding-place and closed the panel. They distinctly heard two men enter the room. Bending down. Medworth applied his ear to the panel to listen to what was said. "It is a strange--a most inexplicable thing, Garza," he heard some one say. "I confess I do not understand it." "Your majesty," was the reply, and Medworth's heart throbbed as he rec- ognized the voice of the father of the girl he loved. "as for understanding it. believe me, I have not been near that point. My heart is bursting with grief. It was a dastardly crime. A crime for which the criminal must die when r learn his name." "It is still doubtful, then, whether Gomez .or Mattazudo is lying." "It is almost a certainty that neither is telling the truth." "Strange. You say you rode to the Carlb's hut with Mattazudo?" "Straight from your presence. You commanded Mattazudo to find and re- turn my daughter, and it must be said. in all truth, that he seemed at least to be sincere in his effort. We went to the Carib's hut. We found the old In- dian there. Mattazudo ~t once com- manded him to deliver up the glrl that he, Mattazudo had brought there under a misunderstanding. The Carib smoked calmly on and asked how many more we're comin~.for a glrl he had nexer seen. Mattazudo threatened to shoot him, but nothing could move the old Indian. I pleaded with him. I be- sought him with all the energy of a broken-hearted father to restore my daughter to me, but he still claimed he had not seen her. Mattazudo told me that Ramona was a friend of Go- mez, and no doubt had agreed to keep silent. The only way, of course, was to get the truth out of. Gomez. When we returned to the castle I taxed Go- mez with the crime; but Without wait- ing to deny it, he sprang upon Mat- tazudo with drawn sword, and would have killed him, had not some of the Zambos been standing near to inter- fere. Then, to me. Gomez denied all knowledge of my daughter, and says the story of Mattazudo is a lie. Now, what am I to believe? Only one thins is certain--that my poor girl is stolen from me, and I would give my life tc know she was safe." The old Spaniard had not left the room before two silent figures crawled stealthily away from the sliding panel and down under the foundations again to lay their plan of action. (To be continued.) Game of ~owl8 Revived. There are signs and symptoms of a revived interest in the game of bowls one of the oldest outdoor pastimes in England. In its heyday bowls ran archery very c!oses~s~ close, indeed, that In the interests of national de- fense it wasXdeemed essential to dis. courage the game. Thus it was, prob- ably, that the pastime came to be looked upon as having something oi an illicit character, and for a time wan more or less associated with houses el entertainment which were not al~ays of the best repute. But, in spite of th~ ban of bygone centuries, the bowlin~ green has survived, more especially in the north of England and In Scotland. Nor can there be any more delightful game than bowls for a Summer even- lug, more especially for those whe have attained to an age when such lively physical exertions as are in- volved by cricket and tennis heeome a little unwelcome. He Wa* the Hotel ]~ehe~ A guest of one of the hotels at a certain mountaln resort took a notion one day to climb to the top of the near- est hill. Having reached that Point, he was astonished to find there an old man sitting on a rock, with a pair of field g~asses in his hand, through which he looked at short intervals, and after each look he would whoop and halloo at the top of his lungs. '~What in the world are you doing?" asked the tourist, approaching the old man. "Don't talk to me, sir, if you please," answered the old.man; "if you do, yoU'll take my attention, and rll lose my Job. I'm the Echo at the Mountain House, down there, and I have to watch for my time to come in." Jop~noao ]$ml~r's fL~lory. The emperor of Japan has an allow. ance something like $$,000,000 a~ year to keep up the imperial ~stabllahment. He has also a large private fortune, having invested in stocks and real es- tate. At the close of the Chineee-Jap- aness war Parliament voted his ma- Jesty 20,000,000 yen (an amount ~qual to "10,000,000 g~ld dollars) out of the WASHINGTON GOSSIP President Roosevelt has appointed Joseph J. Langer of Nebraska to be ~onsul at SoUngen, Germany. Ad~uta~ General Corbln tells the President that within anC.~mr year the milltary forces in ~he Philippines can be reduced from 42.(}00 to 25,000 men. Orders have been issued convening boards of army officers ~o examine and report upon the fortifications neces- sary in the Philippines and Hawaiian islands. The acting secretary of war has tak- en adverse action on the proposition to send the transport l~gbert to Cape Nome, Alaska, for the ~lief of alleged destitute miners. A new counterfeit $10 treasury note ~U has reached the secret service bur~a . It is a photo lithographic production of two pieces of Japan tissue between which red and blue silk fibre has been distributed. The work is poorly done and the seal is brick-red. The lathe work is lost and the back of the note is a muddy green. 'l'he note in hand has the check letter B, series 1880, portrait of Webster, Lyons, reg- ister; Ellis H. Roberts, treasurer. The census bureau report on the cot- ton ginned in the United States, Just issued, shows the crop of 19~) to have been 10,406,148 commercial bales, an increase of 840,174, or more than eight per cent. in excess of the 1899 crop. Texas grew thirty-four per cent. of the entire crop of 1900 and one-fourth of the world's crop of that year. Its crop increased thirty-three per cent. over 1899, the 1900 crop being 3,586,- 506 commercial bales and the 1899 crop 2,658,555. East of the Mississip- pi production decreased. In order to insure the protection of Cuban coffee planters agains~ the im- portation of Brazilian coffee through the United Sta~es and Porto I'Aeo, an order will be promulgated by the War Department providing a duty on coffee going imo Cuba sufficient to prevent such importations. Some time ago the importation ot Porto Rlcan coffee Into Cuba was allowed in the interests of the Porto Ricau growers, but some fear Is expressed that Cuban interests will suffer by the indirect importation of coffee from South America. The bureau of construction and re- pair ~ the Navy Department has re- ceived official reports as m the present status of four vessels named for Rocky Mountain states and cities now build- Ing at different yards. The armored cruiser Colorado, which is being con- structed at Cramp & Son's yards, Phil. adelphlm ~has reached a five per cent. degree of completion; the protected cruiser Denver, at Neafie & Levy's, Philadelphia, is now fifty-five per cent, completed; the monitor Wyoming, a~ the Union Iron Works, is seventy-five per cent. finished, while the Nevada, at the Bath Iron V~orks, is ninety-one per cent, finished, Waiter Wellman, writing to th~ Chi- cago Record-Herald. says that ehe members of the Cabinet are assured that President Roosevelt is going to , follow the policy of his predecessor and "keep close to Congress." Noth- Ing in the nature of a new departure will be undertaken til it has been ears- fully canvassed with the party leaders in both houses of Congress. Nothing new will be proposed that Is not tea, .s~nably sure of success in the national ilegislature.' This applies to the canal frailty with Great Britain as well as to reciprocity with Cuba and wRh oth- er countries. Months ago P~esident McKinley asked Secretary Hay to con- sult with senators about the proposed new treaty with England 'anent the isthmian canal. His wishes were fol- lowed, and the result is a strong prob- ability, amounting almost to a moral certainty, that during the coming sea. sign a canal treaty will be submitted and ratified. A~ ,~~t Cabinet meeting one of the phases of public business called to Prsident Roosevelt's attention was the manner in which money is piling up in the treasury. Stcretary Gage re- porte~l that the recent call of bonds had proved to be but a drop In the bucket, nnd that money is accumulat- ing at a rapid rate. In less than tl~ree months of this fiscal year the excess of receipts over expeditures has been $14,000,000. Notwithstanding the re- ] duction of taxation, the change from a i year ago is remarkable. At this da~e ] in 1900 the expen0dtures for the fiscal year were slightly Inexcess otthe re. ! eelpts. The receipts now are within i $3,000,000 as great as they were la~t year, While the expenditures are $I9,- 000,000 smaller. In Other words, the expenses of the government are now nearly $2,000,000 a week less than they were at this period last year. President Roosevelt evinced greainter- ost in the figures which Mr. Gage pre- sented to him, and there was some dis- cussion of ways and means of reliev- ing the treasury of its glut of money. Incidentally Mr. Roosevelt has made it known to members of the Cabinet that he wishes each of them to manage his department largely upon his own re- sponsibility, solving by himself ques- tions which have been usually present- ed to the President and the Cabinet for Judgment. IThe United States Department of Agriculture wlll soon issue a compre- I hensive report on irrigation in Califor- [ nia, which embodies the first attempt at cooperation bY the federal govern- ment with an li~dtvidual state in the ~olufldn Of the irri~atlon problem. The investigation chronicled by the reimrt" was made during the summer of 1900, under' the direction of F~lwood Mead,. assisted by eight specialists in /rrlga- t/on, engineering and irrigation eco- nomics` In addition to a general re- view of the agricultural situation in California by the expert in charge, the report covers the local condition of ir- rigation and water rights on~lne typi- cal streams and their ri~e. The conclu- sions of the special agents and experts who made the investigations are that. the state should ascertain the volume of available lrrlgat/on water, define all rights to its u~ whether already ac~ qulred Or ~o be acquired hereafter, and provide an efficient system o water administration. The definite recom- indemnity paid by the Chinese as a mendations for attalnin~ these end~ mark of gratitude for his direction of are far-reaching, embedytng~ among other measures the creation Of a ~tate the naval and military operations., board of control of waters, similar to ~ ~ that in'existence in Wyom/~ for the . Weak arguments are often thrust be- past ten year~, the making of appro- fore my path~ but although they aret printed waters state prol~rW, the lira- most unsubstantial, it is not easy to~ i~ati~ of all appfoprie~ to actual dsatroy them. There i~ not a mo~ ~neflctal use ~ the_s_t~Le~t Of c I au r~at~ ~ wate t~ tae ~ dim at feat k~own than to eel through a ~u~lm~ with a |~ " MOUNTAIN AND PLAIN FESTIVAL AT DENVER Denver, Oct. 1.--~Vlth the pomp and beauty of a royal court in the splendor of the reign of the grand monarch, in pictured phases of a Monte Cristo's dream, the climax, the realism of a modern military pageant, the carni- val's queen was crowned last night. The grand stand afforded by far the most imposing and effective Sl~ctaele of the kind ever sen in the state. Far beyond the anticlpations of the directory were the thousands in the crowd that early besieged the gates and entrances of the amphitheater erecter for the occasion at Broadway and Colfax avenues. Seats had been provided for 11.000 people. There were several thousand in the arena and many more outside the gates un- able to gain admittance when the queen of the carnival made her en- trance. So great was the crush that the grand entry had been made and the cour of honor had been formed at the coronation exercises before the press at the gates had been relieved and the attendant subjects had the privilege of the central promenade. The fife and drum corps of the high school cadets h~l the procession, fol- lowed by president and hoard of di- rectors of the festival. Next same the splendidly bedecked members of Troop B of Denver in their new hussar uniforms, under the com- mand of Captain Z. T. Hill. The first platoon preceded the queen, the sec- ond platoon formed the rear guard. 'i'hen came the royal party for which the thousands had been waiting-- Queen Mary and her chamberlains and ladies-ln-wuiting and pages. As the royal party stepped into the arena there arose a cheer of the thousands who did homage to the beauty of the spectacle and the regal splendor of Miss Mary Louise Malone, the consort of King Carnival. The beauty of the maids of honor, the admirable drill of the high school cadets, the g~rgem~ pageant of the crowning of .the queen, the vast con- course of people, the brilliant flood of light in the arena and the stirring mu- sic of the bands combined to make the occasion a memorable (me. The central area was floored with snowy white canvas on which the dancers kept time{to the music until a late hour. \ SERIOUS FAMINE IN MANY PARTS OF RUSSIA St. Petersburg, Sept. 29.--Following ~p the recent publication of the fam- lne conditions in thirteen districts, the minister of the Interior. M. Slpiagulne to-day issued a long statement on crop failure and the measures of famine re- lief upon which the central govern- ment' has decided. Acting upon telegraphic reports from the varlons governments, the government has begun the work vig- orously. The sum of 96,000 roubles has been appropriated for the govern- meat of Saratoff, 407.000 roubles for ,Tauris, 100,000 roubles for non-mili- tary points in the Don basin, and 190,. 000 roubles with a supply of autumn seed from the government of Yeka- terinhoslaff. OnAugust 15th the central govern- ment's famine fund amounted to only 530,000 roubles. Emperor Nicholas or- dered that this be increased to 14,000,- 000 roubles. According to the reports of the gov- ernments, state assistance is required in nineteen provinces, not counting the country of the Don CossackS, which is under the war department. The reports estimate requirements for autumn and winter only, not mention- lng the spring, when the need is great- est. Great difficulty will be experienced in transporting grain before the close of navigation. The government is now attending to the most pressing de- ,monde. A special commission has been engaged since the beginning of August in buying 6~500.000 pearls of rye for the provinces suffering most. In the thirteen districts first mention, ed medical organization is active and special relief is being given COMMANDER-IN-CH1EF A BREVET BRIGADIER Washington, Oct. L--Adjutant Gen- eral Corbin 8nnounces that the beard of brevets recently appointed to meet at the War Department Monday would devote its attention solely to the cases of officers and enlisted men who espe- cially distinguished themselves in the campaigns in China and in the Philip. pt~es. It will lmve nothing to dO with re~pect to the case of officers who ren- dered special service in the West In- dian campaign. The latter class of cases was dis. 'posed of by a similar board, which ,concluded its sessions over a year ago. While the fact that a brevet has been recommended to Congress for Colonel Roosevelt was published at the time the nominations were sent to the Sen. ate, it appears that the fact that there were two separate recommendations and the exact basis for the board's action was not made public. Ther~ fore, the adjutant general to-day fur. nished these transcripts from the pro- ceedings of the board: "Lleutehant Colonel Roosevelt, First United States volunteer cavalry, to he brevetted colonel United States eel. nnteers for gallantry in battle, Los Guayamas, Cuba, June 24, 18~8. For gallantry in battle. Santiago de Cu ha, July !, 1898, Lieutenant Colonel Theo~ dote Roosevelt to be brevetted briga- dier general." 7~?mlm~l~ Land ~l~ ~$~m~1~d.' Wa ngton, Sept. 28.--An immense area in Wyoming is involved in a .de- cision rendered yesterday by Assistant Commissioner Rlchards of the general land office, on recommendations for the suspension of the agricultural an. try of 153 townshil~ in the Douglas land district, additional to twenty-four townships suspended by the commie, slonev Nevember I0, 1900. The decision relieves from the sue- .pension four of the townsbip~ sus- l~adc~ Nov~nber 10, 1900; suspends I I I I II I COLORADO'S C~LPITAL Secretary Whitehead is sending out notices to ranchmen and stockme~ all over the state informing them that during the coming winter they must provide food for their cattle and not turn them out on the ranges to shift for themselves. State Fish and Game Commimdoner Harris recently received word that Judge Owers of Leadvllle has issued an order to the effect that Sheriff Dan- iels must return to the state official imo mediately after the trial the buffalo hides, bones and horns captured se~e weeks ago when Commissiox~er Harris arrested three men for k~ the ani- mals. General H. C. Merrlam estimates the crowd on the grounds of the capitol, a~ the time of the memorial exercises on the afternoon of September 19th, at 35.000 to 40,000. He says it was the largest crowd he ever saw. "From a position c~ the platform," said he, "the vast assembly could be seen per- haps to better advantage than any- where else. The crowd was very dense In front of the platform, extending a~ far as the capitol and back to Broad- way. There were 35,000 or 40,000 pee~ plo present when the crowd was larg. est. It was a magnificent assemblage and the exerel~ and parade reflected the highest credit upon all who partie~ pated. Few cities of the United States could equal the imposing spectacle pre- sented In this city on that occasion."~ Denver real estate men are taking much interest In reports of a new huildlng material which, It is said. will reduce the cost of business blocks, apartment bouses and other large structures from forty to fifty per cent, Akron, Ohio, the center of the clay in- dustry in the United States, has evolved the tile building. By a system of Interlocking tiles an eight-story bus. iness block has been put up without any steel structure. Wails, floors and partitions are all of tile, impervious to moisture or vapors, fireproof, clean and cool in summer time and retaining the heat in winter. The buildings are ex. tremely light and so require compara- tively Might foundations. The build- ing is absolutely rigid, being practical. ly one piece of pottery~ Such a build- ing, it is said. can be of a richness of ornamentation absolutely impos~lbla in stone or brick, can be made in any tint either bf exterior or interior, and can be put up far more rapidly than the ,present style of building. Promi- nent eastern architects are quoted as saying that the Invention w~ll revolu- tionize the building industry In the United States. and make tile lmuses cheaper than frame wherever there are beds of tile clay, It Is said that a ten-apartment house was built of the material complete for $18.000, while slmilar ones of brick and stone would cost in the neighborhood of $40,000. Tile clay is abundant in Colorado. E. W. Love. lately returned from the Philippine islands, who resides in Den- ver, Ires l~esented his curio collectio~ to the state war relic department. It consists of a Spanish and Filipino flag, throwing spear six and one-half feet long, mahog~my shaft, eighteen-inch steel blade; steel Enfleld bayonet pierced by a Mouser bullet; clilm Og Mouser cartridges; copper covered Spanish cartridges; Spanlsb map of Manila and forts; Filipino dagger foul', teen inches long; Spanish cartridge box with cartrldge~; brass candlestick found in a deserted church; braided. breast decoration with copper pend- ants, taken from insurgent officer kill,, ed at Cagayan, Island of Mindanas; ball of natlve~cotton; native spoon, co- coanut bowl with bamboo handle'; Spanish sash taken from an Insurgent officer killed at Cagayan; native comb; two lellipino hats, made of nipa leaf, woven rattan, supported by split barn. boo, water-proof; sea shells and branching coral; Filipino bale, twenty- two inches long, finely carved handle of caribou horn, Tb~ Spanish fla~ warn hauled down by Mr. Love when the Island of Mindanao was surrendered to the Unlted States troops. The F1L tpino flag was surrendered by Major Ro~t of the insurgent forces to Major James ease, Fortieth United ~Rat~ volunteers, who is now inspector ~- oral of the Island of Mindanao. The bole was taken from an insurgent killed in a skirmish en thesame Island. The spear was captured by Mr. Love from a native in an action near Cogs- yon, same island. Samuel Hartsel, a brother of Joseph Hartael, who was .murdered in Park county last July, and for the appre- hension of whose murderers $1,000 re- ward has already been offered, called on Governor Orman yesterday, says the Denver Republican of September 24th, and pleaded with him to add an. other $500 to the amount in order tha~ some detective agency m~ht be in- duced to take up the case and ferret out the mystery. Hartsel's body has never been found, and as he ta the third man who has disappeared under somewhat Mmllar circumstances the resident~ of that section are excited. It is believed that the bod~ have been thrown down some abandoned and wa. ter-filled prospect hole. "We believe." declared the brother yesterday. "that the murderers are still in the vicinity; that they have been successful In cov- ering up their tracks has made them bolder. The murder of my brother was a terrible crime. He h~d not an enemy in the world and was killed purely for the purpose of plunder. The county commissioners have offered a reward of $500 and I have added $500 to that. If the state will make the sum $1,500 we think some good dete~ tire can be induced t0 come.into our neighborhood and ferret out the mur- derer." Governor Orman told Mr. Hartsel that while the funds of the state were in a particularly Poor way Just at present, he would see what could he dane in the matter, and wcmld decide within a week whethe~r or no~ he would offer the additional reward. Mr. Hartsel also called upon Game an~t Irish Commissioner Harris sm] offered him the servie~ of hie best ~4ders In the capture of King B!, the patrtarc~ of the Lost park herd of buffalo, whb has been driven out of the herd by the younger buffalo rnn. ning with Mr