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8AOIJACIIE C ESCEI T, ILAGUAOH~ - - OOI,0RADO. Never a magnanimity fell to the &'round but there is some heart to greet and accept it unexpectedly. A* man's growth is seen in the suc- cessive choirs of his friends. For every friend whom he loses for truth, he gains a better. It is no proof of a man's understand- ing to be able to confirm whatever he pleases; but to be able to discern what is true is true, and that what is false is false, this is the mark and character of iutelligence. According to the return prepared by the Ministry of Agriculture the num- ber of wolves killed in France last year was 115, and the amount paid in premiums for their destruction was 314 Since the passing of the law of 1882 instituting these premiums 8,981 wolves of all sorts have been killed, and a sum of 26,128 has been paid in rewards'. One of the curiosities of an English residence of nobility is a weeping wil- low made of copper, and so dexter- ously fashioned that at a distance it resembles a real tree. It is actually a shower bath, for, by pressing a secret button, a tiny spray of water can be made to burst forth from every branch and twig, to the discomfort of any who may be under it. A penitent burglar has just made restitution of Jewels to the amount of $8,000, which he had stolen two months ago frorh the jewelry house of William Washburn & Co., in Anderson, Ind. They were returned through Father E. A. Murphy of St. Mary's Church, Chi- cago. As the admission of guilt was made under the seal of confession, the clergyman, of course, did not reveal the burglar's name. .In ttungary, where dueling is very frequent, a duel between two school- boys has just taken place, with serious results. Ludwig Krusecz, 15 years old, a scholar of the Zborow grammar "school, was in love with a girl one ,year younger than himself, but had a rival in her affections tn his school- !fellow, Nicholas Litka, a boy of 16, One day they quarreled in the girl's presence, and Litka struck the other in the face. Krusecz sent two seconds, chosen from his schoolfellows, with a challenge to his rival, and a duel with .revolvers in regular form took place. :Krusecz was shot in the abdomen, and is now lying between life and death. One of the most remarkable sermons ~cver heard In Covington, Ky., was 'preached at the First Baptist church, Sunday, by Metz Joiner, a boy preacher Just nine years of age, who held one of the largest congregations ever seen In this town enraptured for thirty minutes, while tie delivered a wonder- ful sermon. People flocked from the country all around to hear this won- derful little preacher. The church was packed and many people lied to leave, as they could find no room. The littlq preacher entered the pulpit in a calm and deliberate manner, and before be- ginning asked the ladies to kindly re- move their hats so that people in the back of the church could see. Then he requested the undivided attention oi the congregation. To familiarize the people of India with the features of King Edward, and to impress upon them that all author- ity is exercised in his name, the gov- ernment of India has decided to have portraits of the King, three-quarters length, in oils, costing from 50 tc 75 each, placed in the official resi- dences of the heads of government~ and local administrations, the chiel courts of justice of the different prov- inces, and all largo buildings in which durbars are held. Portraits costing from 30 to50 will be placed in the official residences of political agents and residents in native states and in the durbar rooms of such states. All the ordinary courts throughout the emplr~ will be provided with colored lithographs or engravings of the King. Some people predict that the day is not far off when the peasantry of France will rise up in a mass against scorching motorists In certain dis- tricts whole villages have already united in anti-automobile campaigns~ th~ method of warfare employed ,.~,~- zisting in strewing roads with nails end broken bottles. This has been ,done in Normandy, but the glass and ~bits of iron were found to damage horses' feet as much as automobile tires, and, moreover, rendered cycling an impossibility for the many coun- try laborers in France who ride to and from their work~ So that plan of cam- ,paisa had to be given up. Now peas- ants in some parts contemplate resort- ing to nothing less than lynch law. In certain districts villagers seriously talk of going about, fowling pieces in hand, and winging motorists who tear arough hamlets and small towns at 50 .aileB an hour. An extraordinary case of smuggling "was detected at Dover recently. On the passengers' landing from the Os- tend boat the custom house officers noticed that a lady looked suspiciously bulky about the skirts. Upon being qeestloned it was found that she had concealed under her dress a fox ter- rier, which she was endeavoring to smuggle into the country to evade .he prohibition law in regard to dogs. The Incident caused much amusement, the dol~ being taken po~e~sion of and Nat back to Ostend. SHOOTING OF THREE BOYS BY A LEADVILLE RANCHMAN Leadville, Colo., Oct. 13.--Following is the result of a tr'lgedy near this city: Killed, Edward Dorrtngton, aged seventeen; fatally wounded, Edward Earl King, agcd seventeen, shot through the back and lungs; seriously injured, James Considine, aged thir- teen years, shot through the left hip. Jesse Sherman, one of th~ best- known citizens of the camp, Is in jail on a charge of murder IIe gave him- self up to the officers immediately after the shooting of three boys to-day. Sheraton still claims the shooting was accidental, and he ts completely pros- trated over the affair. Owing to the prominence of the persons concerned, the tragedy is being discussed ~1 over the city. The shooting was done with a shot- gun loaded with buckshot. Edward Dorringtou wqs shot through tim breast and about the neck, and died before he could be given medical at- tention. Earl King ~vas shot through the buck, the. sh~)t piercing his hmgs and coming out at tim front. James Considin(~ was shot In the right hip, and his wound is not now considered serious. All of the boys were i'nnnin~ qt the time the shot was fired. Only one shot was fired by Sher- mail. For many years Jesse Sherman, Jr., has lived on the Sherman ranch, about two miles from Leadville, where a dairy was qlso conducted. A few years ago the father, who was becom- Ing quite aged, retired from the busi- ness and it was taken in charge by his sons. The Sherman brothers continued the business until recently, when they sold out, and Jesse Sherman and hi~ wife expected to leave to-morrow, in- tending to locate in the West. Shortly after dinner to-day, Jesse suggested to his wife that they go out. and shoot a few pigeons and also get a few rabbits from the ranch, which they had been asked to do by the new owner of the plac(,, who has other prop- erty here. and who has not yet takeu up his residence on the Sberman farm. This gentleman, Frank Bochaty, asked Sherman to bring in a few pigeons for him also. Jesse thereupon loaded his double-barreled shotgun and placed it in the buggy to take with him. He made the renmrk as he passed out that they had been having lots of trouble from boys of the city going out ~,ud stealing pigeons and rabbits. When Mr. and Mrs. Sherman arrived at the ranch they saw a number of boys about the place, several of whom had guns and were apparently hunting on the property. Sherman's story from thin point is that when he saw the boys he conclud- ed he would catch them and gtve them a good scare. He said it was his idea to get them all together, get their names and report them to the new owner of the property. As he Jumped from the buggy with his gun in his hands, the boys saw ham and started to run in different directions. 2~aere were eight boys In the lmrty. One of the boys, a lad named Adams, he caught. He told him to stand by the barn until he got the others, and Sher. man then started tn pursuit of them. A moment later tile boy at tile barn heard a shot, and running to the end of the burn he saw his companions fall but lie did not see the shot fired. Sher- man says that as he ~ntarted running aft0r the boys, who were about 100 yards ahead of him, he shouted to them to st~p, but they ~n all the faster, and that while he w=s in pursuit he stum- bled and in some manner the gun was accidentally discharged, three lads Dorrington, King and Considine being laid low by the one shot. Sherman ran up to the boys, and, see- lag their condition, shouted to his wife to bring up the buggy, which she did. Leaving him wife to walk home, he put the three boys into the vehicle and started for the city on a dead run. The trip was made in such short time that the horse dropped dead after ar- riving in Leadville. Sherman sum- nloned surgeons for all of the boys, and then called at the jail and gave himself np. PAT CROWE ANNOUNCES TERMS ON WHICH HE WILL SURRENDER Omaha, Neb., Oct. 14.--Chief of Po- lice John J. I)onahue yesterday receiv- ed a letter from Pat Crowe, naming the terms on which he will surrender. l'he letter came in care of an Omaha newspaper, in which it is published, and covers fifteen closely written pages of manuscript. The postmark is Illegible, but the letter was mailed at o'clock in the morning and reached Ithis city at 8 in the evening of the same day, indicating that it had not traveled a long distance. In the letter Crowe ag'rees to give himself up at once and stand trial for the kidnaping of Eddie Cudahy, pro- ! vidcd he is not locked up until a jury ~lshall adjudge him guilty. He says he is unable to furnish bond in excess of $500 and demands that bail be fixed in that sum. Chief Donahue expresses hbnself as satisfied that tbe letter ease from Crowe. l)onahue hqs known Crowe for several years, is acquainted with his manner, handwriting and style of speech. The chief has also received a letter from Crowe's uncle at Manches- ter, Iowa, submitting similar terms for Crowe's surrender, which leads the police to believe lhat they are dealing with ~he right nmn. Crowe, in his letter, takes the de- tective agencies to task, defying them to attempt his arrest, and continues: "Now, Mr. Donahue, let me tell you all I ask is justice, a fair trtal by twelve men, citizens of Douglas coun- ty, Nebraska. Not by Herod or any of his kind. Their God is gold, and with that power tlmy rule the world. "Mr. I)onahue, I want you to under- stand that I am not afraid of the combined wealth of all the Oudahys on earth and the efforts of all the scrub detectives tlmt their money can hire. The man that tries to pinch me will bite the dust. for i am ready to die in thc mix. I will not be kangu- r0o~l." Crowe says that he has been in South Africa figl}ting with the Boers, recites reminiscences of the war and discusses the contest He directs that Chief Donahue's reply be - made through a local paper, and says if his offer is not accepted lie will return to ,-t foreign country, from which he will probably never return. Edward A. Cudahy said last night: "I am opposed to entering into any special negotiations for the return of Crowe. It is only a matter of time when he will be apprehended. How- ever, I will withdraw the reward of- fered for his arrest and conviction." St. Joseph, Me., Oct. 14.--Several months ago a prominent attorney of this city, who had formerly been em- ployed by Pat Crowe, received a draft from Crowe from South Africa for le- gal services rendered. ++++,+,++++I-++*++++++++~++++*+*++.~*+++++++~++++*+~ MURDER AND SUICIDE ]shots ran quickly to the scene Mrs. Taylor was carried into her house, and IN BOULDER COUNTYI although doctors soon arrived, nothing could be done to save her. Denver, Oct. 13.--The Repnbllcan unDdenT~he;~i~?:t ?i~l;~t@;:ii~ this morning prints the following dis- patch from Louisville, Colorado, dated . that October 12tll: This afternoon between late 8 and 4 o'clock John Taylor of thts lGe'ge ~,V. Clayton sought to gratify place twice shot his wife Jeanette. one I his ambition to keep his name ever be- ball passing tiwough the back and theI fore the public at the personal loss of other through the back of the bead.[ those who should benefit by his accu- tie then turned the weapon on him-I mulations during his lifetime, the Su. self and sent a bullet crashing through t preme Court vas on Saturday asked his own brain, dying instantly. Mrs. by the attorneys for Thomas S. Clay- i raylor lived about fifteen minutes and i ton to set aside Mr. Clayton's will be- died without sl)eaking. I queathtng to the City of Denver prop- The eonlJle were divorced abont six erty worth $2,000,000 tobe held in months ago, ,Mrs. Taylor having se- cured a decree on the grounds of ~trunkenness and abuse. Since then ,-~aylor has tried a number of times to become reconciled with his wife. It is stated that Taylor has several times .threatened to kill her if she did not come back to hlha. The couple had one son, a boy named Ambrose, twelve or fifteen years old, and Mrs. Taylor,, wire runs a livery at this place, has[ been living with her son on Plrst[ street, t Taylor, who has been weigh boss at the Rex No. 2 coal mine for several months, has been annoying her ever' since their separation. Mrs. Taylor, who wus about thirty years old, was quite successful in the livery business, and held the good will and respect of the people generally. Taylor was a drinking man and when under the in- fluence of liquor frequently abused his wife, who was finally compelled to sue for her freedom. At 3a30 this afternoon, Mrs. Taylor, with her son, was in the yard In front of the livery barn. At this time Tay- lor came out of a nearby saloon, where he had been drl~ldng, and, according td the best report obtainable, walked into the yard and up to his wife, and, without saying a word, drew a re- volver and shot twice at her, who, see- ing hlxn draw the weapon, had turned and started to run for her life. The first bullet struck Mrs. Taylor in the back, passing clear through the body. She staggered another step or two, and Taylor quickly sent a second bullet into the back of the head, and the mur- dered woman fell unconscious. With oneglance at his dying wife, Taylor plae'ed the revolver at his right tem- ple, and, pulling the trigger, fell dead In ~ tracks. P~onl~ ~t~.nated by the trust for the erection and maintenance of the George W. Clayton College, to which school, according to the terms of the will, "as many poor white or- phans between the ages of six and ten years born of relmtable parents shall be admitt@l hs the income shall be ad- equate to maintain." The brief of the 91aintiff, which was filed by Attorneys Carlon, Skelton & Morrow yesterday, is a bitter and scur- rilous attack on George W. Clayton. It sets up several grounds on which the validity of the will is attacked, but the paramount issue is that it was not a spirit of charity which moved George W. Clayton to .make the bequest, but a desire simply to perpetuate his name. The suit is in the Supreme Court on appeal from the District Court, where ) Judge t elmer decided against T. S. Clayton and held that the city could accept the trust4 Some of the points urged in the original case are also cov- ered in the brief filed tn the Supreme Court yesterday. Several new polnts are brought out, however. Dr. Leyds Predlct~ Boer ktuecesses, New York. Oct. 14.--Dr. Leyds, tn an Interview with the correspondent of the Paris Eclair, quoted In a dispatch ~o the Times from Parls, says that the British have kindly provided the Boers with rifles, ammunition, horses and food He declares that thousands of i Afrikanders have been driven to take i the field by British Informers, and adds that a series of decisive suecesse~ on the part of the Boers in Cape Col-i ony Is expected. Dr. Leyds says the Boers have bur. led nearly all their own rifles and will not dig them up again until the Brit, lah supply falls short. T "'CLEAN OUF THE" COURT HOUSE." The wqy it looks in Arapahoe count3t this f'lll is well expressed in a recent editorial nnder the above caption in which tim l)enver Ilepublican says: What kind of government do the peo- ple of Arapqhoe county really want? It is a question which will be answered by the way tlmy vote on ele(.tion day. for it is a truth of which we should never lose sight tlmt the peol)le get jnst the kind of govermnent they them- selves order. Do they want good gov- erument, economy and honesty in the administration of county affairs, and decency and efficiency in the way each office is conducted? It is for the pe()ple themselves to say whether they will have such a govern- meat or whether they will let the old gang continue to rule. The only way thqt they cqn get good govermncnt is ta clean out the court house. No goC~ can come from that building so long as the Democrats and Fusionists con- trol it. They qre not eapalfle of giv- ing this county a good governnlent, and they would not if they could. Ev- erybody knows this to be true. Ther(~ is not a wcll-inforlned I)einocrat ill Aragahoe county who, down in hi~ heart, does not rc~:~ognize and admit it to be a fact. The peolde of I)enver dhl good work hlst spring when they (!leaned out the city hall. There has been a better at- mosI)here down there ever since. It was a great reform nlovenlcnt, and in its effect upon public sentiment all over the country it was worth millions to both the city and the state. But the reform cannot stop at the renova- tion of the city hall if the greatest good is to be soldered. It must go further and embrqce 1)oth Arapahoe county and the state Both the court house and the state house nmst be cleaned out, disinfect~l and fumigai- ed. The condition of affairs in the state house cannot be changed this year. The work there must await the Ol)l)ortunity which the next state elec- tiou will pr(,sent. But the cleansing out of the court bouse ean be atlcnded to this fall. and it must be done or ntattcrs will go from bad to worse. An End to leualon. The tickets in a large nmnber of lhe counties of the state have now beeu nominated, and the voters of the vari- ous counties are to exercise their choice. Siuce 1892, there have been very few Republican counties in the state. Most of them have gone for fusion, simply from a feeling of loyalty to silver. What the result has been, is a mat- ter of record. We do not suppose there has been a period of history of the state when there has b(m as much extraw/- gance and misgovernment as tlmre was in the last five years Taxes have 1)een higher, discrimination has been great- er, more money lms been spent on "rake-offs" and commissions, and no- body nor no party in particular has been responsible. More than this, the state at lar~ htu~ suffered from the reputation it has made. Sotde of the counties have r~ pudiated their just debts, the state has been advertised as bankrupt and unable to pay the expenses of its in, stitutions, and eastern investors have told Colorado promoters quite uniform- ly that m) more of their money was coming to a state wifich managed its affairs in such a manner, and whose people held such standards of anaheim honesty. Here in E1 Pus) county, we have suf- fered less than in any other county lit the state of a large size. We have had pretty go,x1 officials, and they have not run us into any great anmunt of debt, and our taxes lave been low as com- pared with other counties:' But we owe something to tile other counties In tile state, and it will help them: if we give a Republican majority this fall. It will help for the reason that fusion has come to stand for extravagance and bad government; and while nobody can allege that Republicans ahvays are honest and capable, it has been the fact tn this state that Republican gov- ernment for the most part has been more efficient and economical than the fusion sort. This is probably the very last year In which fusion is likely to cut any figure in Colorado politics. It has run a long course, and the people have had a good dose of it, and they are growing weary. The fiction that it is necessary for the cause of silver to vote "t fusion ticket is 'worn thin, and no longer has any in- fluence. Even the fusion platforms this year fail to recur to the issue which was all-powerful so short a time ago. The fact of the matter is, that that is- sue has been dead ever since 1896, and since then the fusion forces have stay- ed together simply for the purpose of getting office. They have met together in three pieces, and have parcelled out the offices, sometimes by lot, as was done in i"he state campaign cf 1898, and each alleged party has filled in its share of the candidates, and after they were elected each ham appointed its share of~officeholders, and we have had such a ~regime of extravagance and such a system of grafting in the state government as was never seen be- fore and we hope will not be seen again.--Colorado Springs Mail. CAPTAIN COOK OF THE BROOKLYN TELLS STORY OF THE BATTLE Yfashil]gton Oct. 15.--Ycsterday, in the Schley (.curt of inquiry, Judge Ad- vocate Lemly concluded lu'esentation of testimony for the governnmnt and the first of Admiral Sclfley's witnesses was introduced. CalmIin Francis A. Cook, who conmmn(led Schley's flag- ship, the Brooklyn, during the Santi- ago campaign, and who acted, though unofficially, in the cal)aeity of chief of ~t'lff for the comnlodore, was on the witness stand the greater part of the day. He was followed by Lieutenant Commander Wiliam F. IIullain, who was senior watch officer on the New Orleans during the Spanish war, and 1,'ormer Lieutenqnt Joscl)h Beale, who, as an officer on 1he ttarvard, trans- lated the cipher dispatches between Commodore Sehley and the N'lvy l)e- 1)artment cqrried by that vessel. Among those dispatches wqs that sent by Commodore Schley, May 28th, ex- pressing regret at not lmving been able (o obey the orders of the department and explaii~ing 1he reason why he conhl not (to so. There are some ver- bal discrel)ancies l)etween the original dra, ft of this dispatch and t]lC ol-licial prit~t of it, and these Mr. Beale ex- plained. Lieutenant Beale was the last of ~he government ",vitn(~ses, qlthough ('al)- Cain Lemly explained thqt he would re- serve the right to call others if occas- ion shouhl denmnd, lie had no sooner retired than the first witness for Ad- miral Scldey was called. This proved to be the (?ul)an pilot Edunrdo Nunez, who toM Schlcy May 2(;, 1898, that he did not believe the Spanish fleet under Cervera ~,vqs in the harbor at Santiago. Captqin Cook's testimony was a re- view of the entire (~lml)qigu after Cer- vera's fleet, beginning with the depart- are of the flying squadron from Key ~Vest May 19th and conchnling with the battle off Santiago July 3d. Ile thing was haI)I)ening. "When I first arrived on the forecas- tle there were two in sight. The third one was just inside the entrance and the fourth appeared immediately after- ward." "What did they do wimn they ease out? ~Vhich way did they head?" "~Ve were to the westward. Tim en- trance to US vvas alx)ut northeast by north. The fleeL calne out sonth and turned as they hfft lhe entrance to four points southwest, so that they turned in our direction. When I first got on deck the hchu had been star- boardc~l, heading a little to the north- ward. When I saw the fleet 1hey were, heading southwest and seenled to be coming straight for the interval 1x,- tween the Texqs and the Brooklyn. I went into the conning tower and di- rected the lmhnsnrln. I told him what I wanted to do was to keel) straigh~ for the fleet. They ~x~vered a little. Sometimes thcy turn(,.(] one way and theu another. We shifted hehn once or twice, lmt very little indeed, and ti- lmlly, when we were getting np fairly close, sqy between 1.500 aud 2,000 y'trds, it seemed to me clear that they wanted to pass betw~=en the Texas qnd the Brooklyn. The Texas was well on out" starboard and she Was headed to the northward and westward. All shil)s were carrying out the instruc- tions of the commander-in-chief, and that was to head fn for the entrance. ~Ve were well to the westward aml headed to the northeast. "When I saw that, I ported the helm perlr~ps hqlf way over. She was swinging starboqrd very rapidly. The Spqnish fleet was coming straight for this interval. I stepped out of the tower on the port side to get a good look at ibis fleet, to see just w]mt they were goin~z to do qs to our relative po- sitions, and I saw they evidently put said tlmt at first it had 1)een believed hehns hard a-port and were turning ta by both Sami)son and Sch]ey that the[the westward. ~\'e were theu turn- Spanish fleet was in the harbor of Cien- ] ins very rapi(lly to starl)o'~rd witll .port fuegos and that no infol-mqtion to the ] hehn, aInt we h'td turned. I thinli, al= contrary, had been convevc~ 1 to Conlnlo-~ nlost, to the .... ( 1st Tile ~ ']txas" ~as well doro, ehley until the arrival of (>aptam [ on our starl)oard side. i then gave the McCalla May ">4th' that it was Corns)- r ler It's 1 'mort' h 1 ' ' " " ~ - ' ' ' , , t0 t e lel nslnan, dore.Schlev's. '. exl)eetations. , ~ to meet. the ],qnd ~an, throu ~'h t he open'n~ g, betwee~ Spanlar(~s m the open sea, and his con- ] the shiehl and the conning towel" on stqnt care was to have coal enough for lmrI)ose to scc oar own fleet and our such lln eluergen('y. He gave i)articu- tars concerni~g tim retrograde move- sent, and expl'lined the Brooklyn's loop In com~ection with "t graphic ac- ") 1 count of the. cng:lgen]ent of July o(. Asked for an ol)inion as to Admir'd Schley's 1)earing as "t commanding offi- cer, he said: "I ahvays regqrded him as an en- thusiastically brave and patriotic offi- cer." Replying to questionsconcerning the blockade of Sautiago, Cai)tain Cook said Comodore Schley's eonst'mt ldea was that the vessels shouhl be kept well supplied with coal and kept mov- Ing constantly, as his theory was th'tt the Spanish fleet would come out of the harbor. "\Vhy was the circular l>lockade not adopted?" Mr. tIanna asked. "There are ninny fornts of l)lockade, and I have nothing but l)raise for the ) - ,, circular bhckade, rcIflied the witness, "but the idea .was to get the S1)aniards to come ont find to have our ships lUOV- lng and ready for action." "~Vhat were yonr orders of battle from May 19th to June 1st?" "We (lid not have any. The lleet was always in condition for a(~tlon." "Do you call that a battle order?" "It is possible to have an order for battle if you know jffdt what condition you are going to meet The idea with us was to be attic to fight the Spanish fleet whenever we shouhl meet It. 1 think that was understood by all. I so I understood itY "If the fleet had come out of the har- bor previous to June 1st, what would yOU have done " "We wouM have obeyed the orders of tile eommandin~ officer." "Were the fighting ships always tn order for battle?" "I always supposed they were; the Brooklyn was always in excellent or- der." "VVere you on deck when the fleet came ant of Santiago harbor July 3rd? When were they first sighted?" The reply was in the negative. Cap- tain Cook said he had at that time been in the cabin. The next question, was: "How did you first learn the fleet was coming out?" The reply to this brought Captain Cook's story o'f the engagement as fol- lows: "I heard the executive officer call out 'Clear ship for action!' and as I had given directions to have the ship ready for Inspection, I knew at om:~ some- relative I)ositions. Quieker than I could tell it the commodore ealled to ale: 'C~)ok, hqr(I aport' or 'Is your helm I al)ort?' I answere(l: The hehn is hard , aport; tnrning as r'~pidly as possible.' As I watched the Texas the llow ot the Brooklyn seemed first to point to her port bow. I never saw the star- l>oard side of the Texas. and changing her bearing very rapidly, the bow of the Brooklyn passed along the port side of the Texas until there was a clear opening between us and the steru of the Texas. We m'~(le a complete turn, a very quick turn, with helm hard a.port until we came around and i)aralleled the tleet on the other side. As we paralleled the Si)anish fleet the Vizeaya--" Admiral Dewey: "May I interrupt? IIow near did yOU pass to the Texas?" "I never thought of a collision. It never entered Iny llead. I never for a moment had one idea of vicissitude in ~hat respect. ~,Vc passed, I judge, about 400 yards. I had han(lli~d the ship under "dl circumstances and got so I couhl judge pretty eorrectly and my irni)ression was thqt we were about the distance we sqiled from the squadron. "But a collision I never thought of. She turned perfectly clear of the Texas, turned around, and then we had the Vizeaya on ore" starboard bow ,nd almut abeam was the Oquendo and then the ~olon. At the time I thought it was the Teresa, but I noon discovered this vessel was dropping out and headin~ for the beach. That was about the hottest time of the ac- tion. It was a critical time. There was not any time for indiscretion and I do not think there was any. I hqve ahvays felt iu my mind, in study- ins the I)o~itions, that the ch-tnees would have beeu for a disaster had we shifted helm at such a time. "However, we got around and we. had those three vessels. I looked an4 could see nothing but smoke astern and vessels seemed enveloped in thls. srooke. I could not understand it. I could not undeI~tqnd exactly how we got there. They were all three firing ,on the Brooklyn, when nlm(;.~t immedi- ately, faster than I could tell it, I saw a large white bone in the water and through this smoke I saw the bow of a vessel. I exclaimed at the time: 'What was that?' The navigator, who was near me, said it was tbe Mass'l- ehusetts, or somctlflng ~o that effect. I said ~l~e was qway, and be then said thqt it was the Oregon. I felt perfect- !ly assm'ed from thqt moment." +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++++++~ ~-~ GEORGE GOULD WILL INSPECT COLORADO Denver, Oct. :15.--George J. Gould ar- rived in Denver at 9:30 last night, tie is on a tour of inspection of the Denver & Rio Grande railway, in which he owns a controlling interest. He will attend a meeting of the board of direct- ors of the road to-day, and will spend about two weeks in this part of the country, going from here to Salt Lake. He is in a special train, composed of [more demand than we e~n suI)ply, a:n~ lit it continues, we shall have to take measures to supply it. "This demand is conclusive evidence of the prosperity of the state. Every- where I find the same story, endless prosperity. The development of Pueb- lo is so'mething remarkable. The great Minnequa steel works Is something* that has caused me pleasure and Won- der. My father always said that P~leb- lo would become some day the Pitts- burg of the West, and I now see that the prediction has come true. But there five cars. II~ his own private car are is no r(ason for singling 1 ueblo out as himself, his wife and two sons, John a plaee of prosperity. The whole state Cowden and Mr. and Ml~s. J. M. Wa-i seems to enjoy the same blessing. terbury of New York. In other cars of i There is not a more prosperous state in the special train are C. J. Warner and i the Union than Colorado, and there are ~ussell IIarding, second and third vice] very fe,,w, I think, that are as pros- presidents of the Missouri Pacific, W. IPerus' C Stith, freight traffic nmnager, J.C. ' .... Lincoln, general freight agent, and Al- I Yukoa Fur Huaters. exmader G. Cochrau, the general soloe- ] ---- itor all of the same road President E ............. , " " , ~" " I wasnlng~on, ~C~. O.~A lnnusanfl T Jeffery of the Denver & Rio Grande ] mon oYoh,~i~o nf Indiqns nrn ,~nc, n,~adl met the train, and at once was admit- ...... tin hunting and trapping in the vast ted to the pmvate ear or ~ur scum , o n , ~ I extent of fur-beari~ g c untry o the They remained iu conference for half l upper Yukon, aces'din,- to a report an hour. Mr. Jeffery said that no mat- 1 received at the State Department from ters of great importance were discuss- f Consul Cook, at Dawson C, ity, dated ed, and that his visit was chiefly one] September 9th. Dawson City is the of eourtes3. [central market for this fur country, In an interview Mr. Gould said: "Mine is a progressive policy, and I expect to do all I can for the good of the road. I do not think that there are any needs for great changes, but that is a matter that remains to be seen. I find that the road is short in many things, in cars, in rolling stock In gen- eral, in te~mainals. There is at present l and sends fully 4,000 peltries annually to the great fur markets of London and New Xork. The industry yields an annual revenue of about $130,000. The present rates compared with last year's prices show an increase on boar, beaver, otter and mtnk, and a decrease on silver grey fox, marten, wolf and wolverine.