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..The Filibusters of Venezuela.. Or the Trials of a Spanish Girl. 4. By SEWARD W. HOPKINS. " Copyrighted 1900 byRobert Bonner's Sons. CHAPTER X. Prisoners. When General Salvarez learned of the failure to blow up the castle, he did not for a moment doubt that his enemies were in possession of the se- cret passage. There was nothing left for him to do but hurry back to his troops, and make what preparations he could to with- stand an attack, for it was almost cer- tain that the royalists would follow up their victory, and attempt to destroy the force under his command. And Salvarez reasoned correctly. Shortly after the scene between Phil- ip and Don Juan, a portion of the mob, called the royalist army, was led out by Gomez, who had with him, in im- mediate command of their respective followers, Francisco and Mattazudo. Between Gomez and Mattazudo there had arisen a violent hatred, but Gomez feared the power of the Zambos too much to attempt to injure the half- breed then. About the same time that Gomez left the castle, Don Juan Garza, accompa- nied by the two men he had chosen to accompany him, left also, and set out toward the Ca:-ib's hut. Garza and his two companions had not gone far when two forms emerged from a hiding-place, and like noiseless shadows, glided after them. Not a word was spoken by either party during the journey. Reaching the Carib's hut, Don Juan found the Indian sitting on a log be- fore his door, smoking a rude stone pipe, and enjoying, in his own fash- ion, the cool evening. "I am here again, Ramana," said Don Juan. "I see you," replied the Carib. "I must have the truth about my daughter." "I have told it to you twice. I have not seen your daughter." "Ramana, listen to me. You behold in me a broken-hearted father. My happiness is in your hands. How can you still be cruel? Where is my child?" "I know not." "Ramana, are you loyal to the king?" "When he is king I will be loyal to him," replied the Indian. "It matters not to us who may be our rulers. One kind is as bad as another. We had lands--they took them from us. One government follows another. Each one is as bad as the last. We have nothing left, yet we are expected to be loyal." "Restore my daughter to me, Ram- ann, and the king will restore your lands. I swear it." "I would give you your daughter if I had her. But I have not. I have not seen her." "Will you come and tell that to the king?" "The king! Has the Spaniard who calls himself king sent for me?" "Yes. My daughter was to wed the king. He is anxious about her, too, Ramana." "~ will go," said the Indian. "There is some mystery here. The other said she was to wed him. The half-breed is the one." They left together, and Medworth and Tempest started to follow them. Then a suddc~n thought arrested Ar- thur and he turned back motioning for Tempest to follow him. Instead of following Don Juan and Ramana back to the castle they remained hidden near the hut. Medworth's idea in do- ing this was that if Ramana was ly- ing Lola might be somewhere near. They waited some little time and, hearing no sound, ~peered into the open door of the hut. t There was no one there. The hut was such a rude, ill-made thing that it seemed "hardly possible that there could be a hiding-place connected with it. Satisfying themselves that no one was inside, they withdrew, again into the shadows and waited. After a time they heard voices, and two persons came walking slowly toward the hut. They were both In- dians, and were speaking in Spanish, yet in so low a tone that the listening Americans could not understand what they said. But when they reached the hut and found it empty, one turned to the other and said: / "Ravona, the hut is empty. Where are the old ones?" "It is strange," said the one called Ravona. "My father and mother are very old. They do not go far from their hut at night." Just then the sharp hiss of a wom- an's voice was heard, and an old In- dian hag came from a clump of woods about a hundred yards away. "Oh, there you are," said Ravona. "We missed you. Where is the old one?" "I left him here. Strange things are being done now." "What do you mean?" "A girl was stolen from the castle. First Gomez comes to find her and says Mattazudo the half-breed brought her to Ramana. But Ramana has not seen her. Then the half-breed comes himself and demands her. What a liar that half-breed is. Perhaps some one has been after Ramana." "I saw the half-breed," said Ravens, "while the sun was still high, by the river." "He has hid the girl, it is certain," said the old woman. "I would not give much for her chances in the half- breed's hands." "Where could he hide her?" asked Ravona's companion. "There is a place," replied Ravona, "but ~ thought only my father and myself knew it. It is near the river. It is a cave." "Then go there," said Ravona's mother. "If the half-breed is at his tricks again, defeat him. The girl must be hungry. Take food with you." "Have you any?" "Plenty. Ramana i s a great hunter." The. three went inside the hut, and in a moment the crackling of fire could be heard. Then came the appetizing odor of cooking meat. It seemed an interminable wait to Medworth, but the food was ready at last, and Ravona, accompanied by his companion, came from the hut, carry- ing a pot of steaming, savory stew. They struck into a narrow path leading toward the river, and the Americans kept as close to them as they could without being themselves discovered. After traveling thus a while, Ra- vona passed before a thick network of vines and parted them. He and his companion pressed their way through. Behind this barrier was the entrance to a cave, and Medworth poked his head through the vines just in time to see the two Indians disappearing into the cave. "Come on!" said Medworth. They followed the Indians in. The cave was a large one. A lantern. hung on a peg stuck in a crevice, threw a gloomy light around. On a couch of furs reclined a girl, sobbing, her position being such as to indicate that she was fastened there. "The half-breed's work," said Ra- vona. At the voice, the girl raised her head. "Lola!" cried Medworth, rushing to her past the Indians. "Arthur! my Arthur!" she ex- claimed. "You here--in Venezuela?" "I am here," he said, joyfully; "and so is my old friend, Tempest." '.'Never mind me," said Jack; "cut those cords." "Who are you?" now demanded Ravona. "Friends of this senorita," replied Tempest. "We have been lcoking for her." A glance at Lola, whose head was nestled against Arthur's breast, proved to Ravona that Tempest spoke the truth. "Then I am not needed," he said. "But beware of Mattazudo. See, I leave you the food. There is plenty. Adios." "Where am I, Arthur?" asked Lola, when the Indians had gone. "You are in a cave near the river. Who brought you here?" "[ do not know. A dark-skinned man came to me and said my father sent him to guide me to a place of safety until after the battle. He brought me here and bound me. I screamed and struggled, and begged him to release me, but he would not. Oh, how frightened r was! I thought I was going to be killed." "Well you are in the hands of friends now, Miss Lola," said Tempest, "and I'll answer for the neck of the next man who lays a hand on you." "Come," said Arthur, "you have not touched the supper the Indian brought." He tenderly assisted her out of the cave and they started toward the cas- tle, Lola carefully guarded between her two companions. Suddenly the sound of firing was heard. "The battle is on," said Medworth. "I hope Salvarez is successful." As they progressed the firing grew louder and nearer, until they paused in alarm. "Listen!" said Lola. "Was that not a woman's scream?" "Surely it is," said Medworth. The shrill scream of a woman in distress was distinctly heard. "Stay here," said Tempest. "I'll be back." He darted away, and they heard his voice and the sound of fighting. Then a girl came rushing toward them with streaming hair. "Save me!" she cried. "Our army is lost !" It was Jacinta, the daughter of Sal- varez. The rushing forms of men closed in around them, and a voice called: "Seize them!" In another instant, Tempest, Lola. Jacinta and Medworth were seized upon, and, under the command of Pedro Francisco, were conveyed pris- oners to the Castle of Salvarez. CHAPTER XL A Puzzled Spaniard. Philip was pacing to and fro in the Council Room. His head was bent. His hands clasped behind him. He was evidently in deep thought. As he passed a l~tgh barred window hc paused and looked out. His gaze wan- dered to the distant fields and well- tilled acres of Salvarez. It was a splendid, a magnificent es- tate. As far as the eye could see the land belonged to Salvarez. And Salvarez was now a prisoner, one of fifty sur- vivors of the bloody battle that de- str~$ed the defenders of the Republic. A footstep was heard, the door opened, and Gomez came in. "Things go our way," he said, smil- ing. "Venezuela is ours." "Part of it," replied Philip, not smiling. "All of it. The soldiers of Salvao rez are nearly all killed. Salvarez himsef is a prisoner. There is now no reason to delay pushing on to ths north and planting our standard be- yond the Orinoco. Our friends are waiting for us there. Caracas must fall at last." "At last. But there is something to be done here before we cross the Or- inoco. What is the sentiment of the people near us, now that Salvarez is crushed?" "Judging from the reports we are receiving, the entire country south of the Orinoco is loyal to you." "Then I must delay my coronation no longer." "I would not delay it another day." There was a pause, a strained sil- ence. "Gomez," said Philip, bending a keen gaze on the General. "I want the truth about that mysterious affair of Lola Garza." "I thought it was mysterious no longer. The girl is found. What is her story ?" "I have not yet heard. Garza is with her now. I will send for him at once," Garza was sent for, but before he arrived Francisco came in. He was there when Don Juan entqred. "You sent for me?" said Don Juan. "r did," said Philip. "You were with your daughter. How is she?" "Alas, she is not well. The cave in which she was confined by that half- breed scoundrel was damp, and as she was bound hand and foot, she became thoroughly chilled. The result is now that she has a bad fever, which alter- nates with severe chills." "That is bad. Have you heard from her own lips the story of her abduc- tion?" "Yes. Ah, what a scoundrel that Mattazudo is. Yes, he went to her, telling her that it was my wish for her to accompany him to a place of greater safety until after the battle. She believed him, and followed him to a cave up the river about a mile, where he bound her, and, heedless of her cries for mercy, left her, telling her to be quiet until he came for her. She was found there by the two Amer- icans, who, it appears, have followed us here for no other purpose than to rescue my daughter from myself. That is a strange case. As if I had not my daughter's welfare at heart. But they are prisoners, and my poor girl is safe; so what matter?" "It matters to me," satd Philip. "As for the Americans, they have done no harm; but I will not have the scoundrel Mattazurdo around me. Go- mez, I shall be crowned king at ten o'clock to-day." "Good! Your triumph will then be complete." "At 10:30 I shall order Mattazudo's execution." "To be shot?" "To be shot." "Your majesty!" gasped Francisco. "The safety of your crown de- pends-" "'Say no more. When Lola Garza shall have recovered sufficiently, she will become my wife, and Queen of Venezuela. The safety of the Queen must be assured. In no other way can this be done than by shooting the rascal who carried her away once, and who, no doubt, would try to do so again." "Quite right," said Gomez, with a gleam of hate in his eyes. It may perhaps be necessary to in- terject a short explanation here to show the reason Gomez was pleased at the prospect of Mattazudo's death. Yet it seems almost unnecessary, for the reader must already have seen the duplicity toward Gomez with which Mattazudo acted. Don Juan, having answered all the questions Philip chose to ask, turned to go. (To be continued.) ~varlans Keep DO~S. Bavarians are not extravagant, but no family is so poor that it can not afford to keep a dog. Dogs are every- where in Munich, and every tram car passing has a string of dogs after it~ dogs whose owners are passengers. At the entrance of the large shops groups of sedate, patient dogs can be seen waiting for their masters. In the cafes the dogs are prominent. Everybody takes his animal with him--sometimes two or three--and, after the dogs h~ve lapped their beer or saucer of coffee~ for the dog fares like his master~ there is a great scampering and shuf- fling under the chairs and tables, but no one seems annoyed at the melee. It is from the banks that dogs are rigidly excluded, and a porter is placed at tne door of each bank for the pur- pose of checking your pet, like an um- brella or a parcel. The Munich dog, mostly a dachshund, is intelligent and good-natured. He romps with the cats without biting them, carries umbrellas and canes much larger than himself, and is never disobedient, except when he has indul~ed in too much beer. Origin of a Celebrated Jest. when Mr. Evarts, who was my nea~ relative and a man with whom I could take a liberty, came into the Senate, I said to him that we should have to amend the rules so that a motion to adjourn would be in order in the mid- dle of a sentence, to which he replied that he knew of nobody in this country who objected to long sentences except the criminal classes.--Senator Hoar in Scribner's. Gardeners mind their peas and Chinamen mind their queues. COLORADO NOTES. The State University at Boulder has opened with an increased number of students. A good deal of hay was scattered over the fields by the recent wind storms south of Florence. ~l'he first snow of the season fell at Denver shortly after lnidnight October 6th. It was all gone before morning. The city of Colorado Springs and the county of E1 Paso will unite to build a $4,(~)0 pest lmuse, work to be con]- menced immediately. Many portions of the state were vis. ited by a heavy fall of rain and snow on Sunday, October 6tl~. The front range took on a ('()at of white. The Letter Carriers' National Con- vention will meet at Denver next year and arrangements will be made to show them over tile state as much as possible. Six new excursion cars, built on the plan of an observation coach, will be ordered for the passenger department of the Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek Short Line railroad. Governor Ornmn has issued an order declaring Salida to be a city of the second class, in accordance with the twelfth census returns, which gave that city a i)opulation of 3,722. During the months of July, August and September Denver people took out permits to erect buildings to the value of $964,55(I, which far surpasses any three months since the panic of 1893. After looking over the bands in at- tendance at the festival in Denver, the comnlittee from Deadwood, South Da- kota, engaged tho Creede band for the week of the festival at Deadwood next year. Appearances seen] to indicate that attendance at I)e Beque's third annual lion hunt, October 25th and 2~;th, will greatly exceed all previous years. Am- ple provisions for guides, horses and dogs have been made. The county commissioners of Garfield county finished their three days' ses- sion sitting as a board of equalization without receiving a single request from any taxpayer to have his assessment reduced. Civil service examinations will be held at l)enver on November 16th and at Pueblo and Colorado Springs on No- vember 20th for positions of clerks and letter carriers in the postoffices in these cities. An effort will be nmde to have the members of the Anlerican histitute of Mining Engineers to visit Colorado Springs and the Cripple Creek district immediately after their animal meet- ing in the City of Mexico early in No- vember. The breach of promise suit brought by Miss Nellie Lewis against Sam Strong has finally been settled out of court. Stipulations to that effect have been filed with the clerk of the Su- preme Court by Augustus tI. Martin, attorney for Mrs. Sam Strong. Rural free delivery will be establish- ed in Mesa county, Special Inspector Llewellyn having decided upon two routes. Charles W. Rundle has been appointed carrier on the east route cud D. M. Flick on the west route. These appointments were made by Postmas- ter Price of Grand Junction. Word has been received from Miss Cora Fay, one of the teachers who went to Manila from Colorado Springs that she has been detailed by the gov- ernment to open and conduct a normal school in the province of Mindanao. She expected to be in charge of the school with six American assistants for at least one year. A competitive drill between Uniform Rank No. 8, Knights of Pythias, of Vic- tor, and Commandery No. 46, Knights of St. John of Leadville for $500 a side, was held tn the arena at the festival grand stand in Denver and resulted in a victory for the Victor team by the narrow margin of eight points. The Victor team scored 502 points and the Leadville team 494. Colorado Springs enterprise is mani- fest in the San Juan Railway and Electric Company, recently organized with $300,000 capital by local finan- ciers to build and operate an electric railway in Ouray county and to fur- nish power and coal for the mines in the San Juan district. G. A. Taft of Colorado Springs will be general man- ager of the company and A. S. Mun- son local agent. The kennel show committee of the Colorado Kennel Club has settled on November 21st, 22nd and 23rd as the dates for the coming show "in Denver. Coliseum hall has been engaged. The entrance fee has been set at $1 for each dog, although the first intention was to have it at $2 for the first dog and $1 for each additional entry. The club has received official notice of its acceptance as a member of the Amerl- ican Kennel Association. One of the selections played at the Mountain and Plain Festival by the Modern Woodmen's band from Grand Junction, was the "Local Taxation March," dedicated to State Senator James W. Bucklin of Grand Junction, in honor of his success in placing be- fore the people a constitutional amend- ment giving counties an opportunity to vote on special methods of taxation. The music is by George E. Kinsley of Brockton, Massachusetts. Julius C. Plumb of Colorado SPrings died on the 4th inst. t~e had been twice county commissioner, once al- derman and once mayor of Colorado Springs. The cause of his death was cancer of the stomach, from which he had suffered for the past two years, Mr. Plumb was for nlany years promi- nent in both business and political circles, being one of the Silver Repub- lican party in the state. He was inter- eared in Cripple Creek and was an ex- tensive owner in the Anchoria-Leland. On the 6th inst. at Plattevitle, Gee. Ramey, a fqrmcr, had a team killed in a peculiar manner. While loading t)igs in to the wagon the team became frightened and escaped. They made straight for the Chicago flyer, which was running al~)ut fifty miles an hour. They struck the train squarely in the center. Both lmrses were killed in- stantly. The steps of one coach were torn off and one window badly bro- ken. The wagon was unoccupied with the exception of one pig, which es- caped without a scratch. The team was valued at $200. COLUMBIA WINS THIRD RACE AND.RETAINS AMERICA'S CUP New York, Oct. 4.--With victory flags floating froul her towering mast- heads and the ends of her spreaders in honor of her concluding triumph in the cup races of 1901, the gallant sloop Co- lumbia returned to her anchorage to- night under the escort of the entire excursion fleet. She to-day completed her defense of the honored trophy in another stilting race with the Shamrock II., over a lee- ward and windward race of thirty miles, crossing the finish line two sec- onds behind her antagonist, but win- ning on the time allowance conceded by the Lipton boat by forty-one sec- onds. For the second time the Columbia has now successfully foiled the at- tempt of the" Irish knight to wrest from her possession the cup that means the yachting supremacy of the world. And plucky Sir Thomas IApton, stand- ing on the bridge of the Erin, led his guests in three hearty cheers for the successful defender. "She is tim better boat," he said, "and she deserves to be cheered." Tim series of races Just closed will always be memorable as the closest ever sailed for (he cup, and Sir Thom- as, although defeated, will go home with the satisfaction of knowing that his golden yacht is the ablest foreign boat that ever crossed the western ocean. During both series of races not an nnoward incident has occurred and Sir Thomas will return to England far the most popular of all the foreigmers who have challenged for the America's trophy. To-day's race, on paper, was the closest of the series, but because of the flukiness of the wind on the beat home, as a come st of the relative mer- its of the yachts it is not to be com- pared with the magnificent, tmdy run and royally fought battles of Saturday and yesterday. Tile conditions of the race at tle start to-day were very sim- ilar to those of yestelMay. The w~Ind was strong and from the shore~ embroide~qng the sea with foam and piling up no swell--ideal condi- tions for the challenger. Notwithstanding the fact that the Columbia beat the Shamrock before the wind last Saturday, the challen- the result that first one would get a lift and then tile other. At one thue tile C~)lumbia ~eelned a nlile qhead, when a sudden cant of the wind al- lowed the Shamrock to point ne~txer the mark, and a ndle from houm the challenge~ appeared '~o be leading by fully half a mile. The talent began to feel nervous, but as the yachts al)proaehed the finish the Yankee skipper, by some mira(m- lous legerdermain, shoved his boat in- to the light air like a phantom ship and 100 yards from home the two racers were almost on evcu totals. It was a pretty sight and one seldom witness~l, when they er~)ssed rail to rail, the white yacht's lx)wsprit just lapping the golden boat's mast. The umlal lmndemoniuln that at- tends the final Yankee victory in a cup contest followed. Whistles, sirens. bells, bands and cheers united in a grand chorus of jublilation, and J. P. Morgan's steam yacht Corsair addc~l to the terrific din by firing a national salute of twenty-one guns. After tim Colmnbia had hauled dox~n her sails and set her victory flag, the excursion boats crowded ah)ngside t~ cheer the Yankee sailors and tile win- ning skipper. Nor did they forget either Lipton or his gallant craft. In turn the crowded steamers ran along- side the Shamrock and Erin and tile vanquished received ahno~t as mnch honor as the victor. And thus. with felicitations all around, the twelfth s~ ries of races for the old clip which the schooner America brought over fifty years ago, ended with the best of feel- ing. While taking his defeat gamely, Sir Thomas Lipton nmde no attempt to conceal his honest disappointment when he talked about the racc~s. The following is lhe Columbia's rec- ord for the contests of 1899 and 1901 : First race of ]iX)l, Sel)tember 29th- Columbia wins by 1 minute 22 s~onds. Time allowance, 43 seconds. Columbia wins, boat for boat, by 29 seconds. Second race of 1~)1, October 3d--Ce- lumbia wins by 3 minutes 35 seconds. Time allowance, 43 seconds. Columbia wins, boat for beat, by 2 minutes 52 seconds. Third race of 1901, October 4th--Co- lumbia wins by 41 seconds, time allow- ger to-day gained slowly, but steadily ance, crossing the finish mark 2 ~*e- all the way out and rounded forty-nine : "ends behind Shamrock II. seconds. Immediately after the yachts First race of 1899, October 16th--Co- actually gained one minute and four lumbia wins by 10 minutes 8 seconds. seconds, hnmediately after the wachts Second race of 1~O. October 17th-- turned ~heir noses into the wind for Columbia wins by sailing over course the beat lmme the breeze moderated after Shamrock t)resks mast. and turned fluky. The skippers split Third race of 1899, October 20th--Co- tacks, each searching for wind, with hlmbla wlns by 6 minutes 34 seconds. STATE OFFICERS MAY BE TRIED FOR CONTEMPT OF COURT Denver, Oct. 5.--The News this motmlng says: The attorneys for the corporations interested in the suits brought to test the constitutionality of the new revenue law will institute con- tempt proceedings against Attorney General Charles C.Post, Secretary A. B. IGray of the State Board of Assessors, and the thirteen county assessors con- stituting the State Board of Assessors. They will be brought on the grounds that the injunction of Judge Dixon of the Pueblo court was violated when Secretary Gray certified out to the county treasurers for collection the ab- stracts of assessment of the corporate properties. In doing that he acted un- der instructions from the members of the State Board of Assessors. The corporation attorneys aver that Attor- ney General Post advised the assessors to ignore Judge Dixon's injunction re. straining them from acting, and that under his advice they extended the fig- ures, swore to them and instructed their secretary to certify them out. A number of the abstracts were certified out Thursday evening and the remain. der yesterday morning. The proceedings will have to be brought before Judge Dixon, for the certifying out of the corporate prop* erty abstracts of assessments is not in contempt of the writ o.f prohibition is- sued by the Supreme Court several days ago, and which was made return-I able, October 7th. When the case is: called it will probably be dismissed by the Supreme Court, as the work has: been done by the assessors whichi Judge Dixon's writ was intended to forestall. The alleged contempt is not against the Supreme Court, as the or- der issued by it simply temporarily held Inatters in abeyance, or was sup- posed o, until the court could decide whether Judge Dixon had the authori- ty to issue the writ which he did; that it was apparently as much to the in- terests of the state as to the attorneys for the corporations to have the matter held in that state until a final decision was rendered. It is stated on good authority that the next step to be taken by the corImr- ation attorneys will be to secure an injunction restraining county (reas- urers from accepting abstracts of as- sessnlent and collecting taxes on them. Whether the writ x~'ill be asked of the Supreme Court or from each of the district Judges in {he state could nt~t be ascertained. Attorney General Post denied yester- day that he instrueted the members of the State Board of Assessors to cerO- fy out their corporate property ab- strac0s of assessments. He said lm went before the Ix)ard, explained the status of the case and said that whlle it might be contempt of court to act as they finally did, that the exlgencit~ of the state's financial oondition were mitigating circumstances sufficient ~o counterbalance any disrespect which the court might think had been shown it; thaL if the court held Jt was con- tempt, and felt called npon to admin- ister punishment, that it would prob- ably be a fine, and a very snmll one at that; that confinement in the county Jail would probably not be re~orted to by the Judge. Assessors Alexander and Thompgon stated yesterday afternoon that At- torney General Post did po~tiw~ly ad- vise them to~do as they did; that they did it solely ripen his recommendati(m. ~12my do not~ fear contempt proceed- ings. Secretary Gray said that he certified out the abstracts upon orders from the board, Attorney General Post and Governor Orman. EPISCOPALIANS MEET ,abo~ ~.de.. s. tbo~e.,.ont IN SAN FRANCISCO San Francisco, Oct. 4.--In conjunction i with the opening of the triennial con- vention of the Episcopal Church of Am- erica yesterday, wins a thanksgiving service at which the missionary offer- lag of the Woman's Auxiliary, amount- ing to $104,295, was presented. It was received with heartfelt thanks. Dr. Prince of New Mexico offered a: memorial from the missionary district of New Mexico, asking that the mls- Washington, Oct. 5.--President Oom- pers of the American Federation of Labor, and Ralph M. Easley, secretary of the National Civic Federation, had a conference on Thursday with Presi- dent Roosevelt and presented several matters for his consideration. One was the Cl~lnese exclusion act, which ter- minates by limitation in March 19~2. T'he labor interests, it appears, desire the exclusion act renewed and asked Presldent Roosevelt for his aid in this direction. The President likewise was asked to say something in his message slonary districts be recognized as tnte- recommending favorable action on the g~,al parts of the American church, t eight-hour proposition pending in Gon- ~ith such representation in tile conven- gress. Mr. Gompers was requested to tion as may seem just and proper. Re- submit a brief giving the position of ferred to committee on amendments to [ the labor interests oil these question~ ,and all the facts that lair , aders d* c~)stitutiln'r. T y r offered a resolution thatI sire laid before the President. action be taken looking to conference[ with other religious bodies of the Unit- [ Uncle Sam Y[ean~ Bnain,,s~. ed States in reference to uniformity of [ London, Oct. 5.--"The Unit ~d State, practice relative to the subjects of di- I government is determined to exact full voree and marriage, revenge upon every one concerned." Amendmenfs to the constitution were says the Constantinople eorrespendent of the Telegraph. "and if anything then taken up. The first resolution, happens to Miss Stone (the captive covering tim title, was unanimously missionary hehl for ransom), it will adopted, not hesitate to ask perndsston to Article I, consisting of six sections bring a fleet through the Dqrdanelles and addressed to the house, was adopt- ed. Artlc/e II, containing four sections, providing the manner of electing dioce- san and missionary bishops and requir- ing a priest to have attained the age of thirty-five years before consecration, regulating the exercise of the episcopal office by bishops, practically as in tile old con~titution, was adopted. to get at Bulgarian ports o15 the Bla~q~ sea and to force the Bulgarian govern- ment to act against the Macedonia~ corn mittee." ~e~ator Depew Wll! Marry. Paris. Oct. 5.--Senator Chauncey M. Depew of New York is engaged to M~ss May Palmer, daughter of the late Hea- , ry Palmer of New York.