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S GUACHE CR CENT. SAGU~.CHE, ,COLORADO. LI i i L i , " ...... . Roosevelt Is a name frequently mls- #renounced. The presidefit himself speaks It as If spelled like this: "R" with a long "o" as In "rose; .... z," and ~he shortest possible sound of "e," end- -~ag with a short "v'lL" T~e accent is mtrongly on the first syllabi; the sec- ond syllable is exceedingly light, while the third'is uttered very quickly. It is the custom tn most ~untrie~ in Europe to hold the hat In the hand while talking tea friend. In Sweden -to ~void the dangers arising from this -during the winter, it is no uncommon lhing to see announcements in the dailT paper informing the friends of :Mr. So-and-so that he is unable, l~rough the doctor's orders, ~ con- :form to this polite usage. Roy. H. B. Musselman. Presiding elder of the Mennonite Brethren in Christ, Reading, Pa., made the an- nouncement that he ha~' not voted for ~ven years, and expe~ts never to cast ,a I~llot. "I cannot," he said, "vote to support a republic, for the man who ~otes with a government ought to fight for it, and I do not want to fight for thtm country. I am opposed to war; it ,k unnecessary at any time." The reappearance on the English stage of George Coppin at the age of $8 recalls that of Charles Maeklin at Coy- ent Garden In 1789. when in his 100th year. He represented his favorite char- zcter of Shylock and even at that great age he was physically capable of per- forming the part with grea~ wgor, but the second act his memory failed 1din and he came forward with an apol- OfT to the audience. He died at the age of 107. The moat remarkable deed acknOwl- edgment ever recorded in Bartholomew county, Indiana, was recently filed with Recorder Hlner. It was a warranty deed from Daisy Edwards and her hus- band, Solomon Edwards, who has been ~dead for several months, to Ralph ~paugh. Justice Paneke of Clifford ac- knowledged the deed in the following ~uage: "State of Indiana. Bartholo- mew cbunty, ss.--Before vae, Wi~Uam K Paneke, a Justice of the peace, in ,and for the said county and state, the eighth day of August, personally sp- In,areal Daisy Edward and Solomon Ed- wards, deceased, and acknowledged the execution of the annexed deed." Why Is Theodore Roosevelt common- spoken of as the twenty-sixth Pres- ident of the United States when he is mly the twenty-fiftll man to hold that oWce? Obviously- becauss some one thoughtlessly spoke of President Cleve- land, whose two terms of office were disconnected, as the "twenty-second -and twenty-fourth President" of the United States. But in a li~t" of men, 'not of terms of office, should Mr. Clove- land be assigned two numbers? It is more ltgiqal to call him the twenty- ,,~eeond President of the United States, ~sllnce he was the same man in both ~ ~a*ms, and accordingly to call Mr. .'l~.~sevelt the twenty-fifth President. :H~ is filling out the twenty-ninth Presidential term. T~ lighthouse keeper on the island' uria~e, outside Monastlr, a little ~rt On the coast of Tunis. ~ besieged by wild pigs. Prig!holly tho~e pigs were tame, They ha4 been turned on BEGINNING OF AItGUMENTS IN THE SCHLEY INQUIRY CASE NVashlng~on, Oct. 5.--The Schley ~ tiago. The testlmony was, he said, court of inquiry reached the argument ~ uniform to the effect that the run was stage at the beginning of ~he afternoon[ a slow one and that It did not proceed s~sion yesterday, l'ne morning sit-| with dispatch as directed. , rting was devoted to listening to Ad-~ He quoted Captain Slgsboes testl- ,miral Schley and CaptaLu Slgsbee ~J making corrections of t~eir testimonL1 which had been given previously and| the introduction by Judge Advocate Leraly of numerous docnments bearing upon the different phases of the in- query, Admiral Schley di~l not make any material additions to his ,previous sa~ements, but devoted himself largely to ~he clearing up of ambi~ous points in his eveidence. When the court conventual after recess the .argument in the ease was begun, Mr. E. P. Hantm, assistan. ~o Judge Advocate Len~ly, opening for the gov- ernltlen*t. Mr. Hanna told of the arrival of the flying squadron at Key West and read a number of preliminary orders to Commodore Schley. Speaking of the run of the flying squadron from Key West to Clenfuegos. Mr. Hanna claim- ed that the trip was made as expedi- tiously as possible. Mr. Hanna then read the order of Admiral Sampson to Commodore Schley, dated May 19th, ]898. dlrecting the later to take steps to prevent the enemy from continuing work on the new fortifications at Cienfuegos. "It does not appear," continued Mr. Han- na, "that any steps were taken to pre- vent work on these new fortifica-] fleas.'. [ Mr. Hanna then took up the third specification of the 1Fecept, concern-[ ~r~g tbe cruise from Clenfuegos to San- ] mony to the effect that he had not told the commodore that the Spanish fleet was not In Santiago, and also gave Ad- miral Schley's version of the interview, claiming that Sigsbee did say that the Spaniards were not here. Captain Slgsbee was an officer of export'enos and knew very well that the fact that he bad not seen the fleet was not evi- dence that the fleet was not there If Captain Sigsbee had said positively the fleet was not on ft~e inside Com- modore Schley should have refused to accept it as utterly illogical. q'mntinuing, Mr. Hanna said: "l should think.that if Commodore Sehley had received information that set his mind at rest sufficiently to warrant his turning his squadron back toward Key West. convinced him conclusively that the Spanish fleet was not there, i~e would surely have stated that in his next telegram to the department." At this point Mr. Hanna took up specification four. referring to the ret- rograde movement. He said that in making this move Commodore Schley had n~t only taken away from Santi- ago the fighting ships of the flying squadron, but also the scout vessels located there by the government to watch the mouth of the harbor. "During this time." he said. "the gates of the harbor were left entirely unguarded, and it was not our fault that Cervera's fleet did not get away without being destroyed." DENVER UNIVERSITY NEEDS MORE MONEY Denver, Nov. 5.--Chancellor Henry k. Buchtel is now engaged in a search for some Interested friend of the Uni- versity of Denver who will donate $10,- 000 to save University hall. the main building of the institution, from being sold November 25th to satisfy overdue interest to the amount of $6,000 on a principal of $50.000. "This is a critical period in the his- tory of the university," said Chancellor Buchtel last evening. "If we fail to raise this money the building will be sold, which would be a severe blow to Denver as well as to our institution We must have the money a~ once, and it is evident that if we can turn this corner we will soon be out of our per- ils forever. The facts of our embarrassment are these: The Mack estate of Boston holds a mortgage of $50.000 on Uni- versity hall. on which there is inter- eat of $6,000 overdue for two yearn. The university has paid a trifle over $5,000 overdue interest in eighteen montlm, but the trustees of the Mack estate now'demand that all the over- due interest be paid at once as well as $10,000 principal, which makes it neces- sary to at once secure $16,000 by No- vember 25th. "Of this amount we have conditional promises which cover the $6,000 Inter- est, but we still need $10200. The uni- versity makes no resistance to the claim, and it is making every effort to obtain the money this week. "Last year the university debt was reduced $25,000, bringing it down to $150,000. During the same period the student bcdy increased In number from 630 to 878, and this year w.e have 1,000 students in all the schools of the instl. tution, and 114 professors. The total property of the university is worth more than $750,000, including twelve buildings costing $330,000. In addi- tion the university has lots at Univer- sity Park worth more than $200,000. These are for sale at from $250 tO $400 a pair. GREELEY BEET SUGAR FACTORY TO BE BEGUN Denver, Nov. 5.--The Republican says: Construction on the new $800 000 sugar beet factory, which is to be erected at Greeley by the Greeley Sugar Company, will be begun within the next week. E.F. DTer. of the firm of E. F. and H. P. Dyer of Cleveland, Ohio, who is one of the heavy owners of stock In the new concern, returned last evening from Greeley In company with Frank E. Gore of the firm of Yeoman & Gore, attorneys for the new coml~ny. The surveys for the factory and the contracts for the excavations and foundations were let last week, and work on the construction will be rapidly l~shed. The new factory will have a capac- ity of 700 tons a day and will have the latest designs of machinery for the manufacture of beet sugar. Several patents not owned by other factories are controlled by the Greeley plant. The company which is building the plant is composed of C. S. Mercy of Denver and capitalists from Oheyenne, Wyoming; Salt Lake Ciy and Cleve- land. Ohio. The officers of the com- pany, which was capitalized this fall at $1,000,000. are T. P. Cutler of Salt Lake City, president; C. A. Granger of Salt Lake ~tty and Cleveland, Ohio, vice president; C. S. Mercy of Denver. treasurer, and George W. Nazis of Cheyenne, Wyoming, secretary. Con- tracts have already been made by the company with the farmers in the vicin- ity for the planting of 5,000 acres in beets. The firm of which Mr. Dwyer ls a member has constructed more than a dozen factories tn the West and built the factory at Grand Junction and three factories in Utah. The machin- ery used in factories Is manufactured by his firm at Cleveland. Interview With Minister We. Washlngten, Nov. 5.--Mr. Wu, the Chinese minister, returned to the city Sunday from his trip to Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he went to deliver an ~,' ,TELEGRAPHIO BRL~ITIE$. , Thomas A. Edison's Iron ore compao has reduced its capital, finding the separation of iron by magnets unprofit- able. The Scottish Rite Masons unveiled a monument to the late grand master, General Albert Pike, at Washington, October 23rd. A. B. Cummins, Republican candi- date for governor of Iowa. is bedfast at his home In Des Molnes and com- pelled to cancel speaking dates indefi- nitely. Joseph Shatter, twice tried and twice convicted of murder In the first degree and twice sentenced to be hanged, has tmea granted a new trial by the Su- preme Court of Montana. Captain W. W. Dlehlenberg of the Kosmos liner Rameses says that San Dlego and San Francisco are to be made ports of call for the Hamburg- American line of steamers. The German press Is discussing in lively fashion the following utterance attributed to Emperor William: "If no commercial treaties are negotiated, I shall smash everything to pieces." The King Alfred, the largest cruiser in the world, was successfully launched at Barrow-ln-Furness October 28th. The King Alfred cost $5,058,795. She will have a speed of twenty-three knots. Judge Wheeler of Iowa has declared unconstitutlonal the law passed by the twenty-eighth General Assembly, pro- lribiting the sale of liquor shipped into Iowa. from other states in original packages. An Austrian paper reports a serious Inundation at Broussa, near the sea of Marmora. The water rose with terri- ble suddenness ]ii the: night time. eighty persons being drowned and 776 houses destroyed. The annual report of General James A. Dumont, supervising inspector gen- eral of steam vessels, shows that the total loss of life on steam vessels last year was 340, an increase of 140 over the ~prevlous year. King Edward has purchased BenJao rain Constant's portrait of the late Queen Victoria, which'was so promlo nent at the last royal academy exhibl- lion. It will be hung in the royal din. lug room at Windsor castle. The total number of cases of typhus officially reported in Belgium is 1,23~ Thus far there have been twenty-seven deaths, while only 1~2 have complete-, ly recovered. The epidemic has spread to Bachem and Lu.denschelil. P. D. Scott, national world's fair commissioner at St. Louis, has re- ceived a telegram from Miss Helen Gould in which she accepts the ap- pointment of lady manager of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition. Ernest Solon-Thompson, the writer on wild animal life, will In future be known as Ernest Thompson-Seton. A petition recently filed for a change of name has been granted by a Judge of the District Court in New York. According to a dispatch to the Novoe Vremya from Vladivostock the Rtmslan General Grodokoff, accompanied by the Russian assistant minister of finance, M. Romenoff, will soon open the Manchurian-Siberian railway. Lee Chop, perhaps the wealthiest man in New York's "Chinatown." is going back to China to live out his old age in luxury which can be purchased with the fortune of $150,000 he has amassed in merchandise in America. Heavy snows have been falling in various parts of northern Arizona. Ten inches has fallen at Wllliams and in the extreme north It is even deeper. It is of immense value in providing water on dr~ sheep and cattle ranges. The Supreme Court of Montana has .decided that it is not lawful to give union firms the advantage over non. union firms in the matter of bids for supplying furniture for the new state capitol. All eltlzens must be treated PAN-AMERICAN EXPOSITION CLOSES VERY HEAVILY IN DEBT BuffaL, N. Y., Nov. 2.--The Pan- American exposition ended at 12 o'clock last night. At midnight Presi- dent John G. Milburn pressed an elec- tric button, and the lights in the fa- mous electric tower grew dim for the last time. Slowly one by one the lights on post and pinnacle and tower faded. k corps of buglers standing in the tow- er sounded "taps," one of the greatest glories of the exposition, the electrical illumination, passed away, and the ex- position was ended. The exposition has not been a finan- cial success, but it is believed the ben- efits derived from it will be of great value to the commercial intersts of the country. The primary object of the ex- position was to advance the friendl relations and commercial intercourse between the United States and the oth- er countries of the two Americas. In this respect It has been a decided suc- eel. The financial loss will be in the neigh- borhood of $3,000,000. The statement to be issued by the officers of the expo- sttion setting forth the expenditures and receipts wUl be made public some time this month. Until then the com- pany will make no formal statement. zue loss will fall upon the holders of the common stock, the holders of sec- ond mortgage bonds and the contract- ors who erected the buildings. Two hundred and ten thousand shares of common stock were sold at $10 a share The stock was subscribed for by the citizens of Buffalo and the Niagara frontier in small lots of from one share to 100, so that ~the loss will not be seri- ot~y felt by any one. No complaint has been heard from the holders of common stock, who ap- preciate the benefit the exposition has ,been to the city. There is also a feel- !lug of satisfaction that the enterprise was carried to a successful end with- out state or federal aid. The first mortgage bonds, amounting to $2,500,000, will be paid in full. An issue of $500,000 second mortgage bonds is unprovided for, but the reve- nue from salvage on the buildings and from other sources will probably cover a part of this indebtedness. The re- mainder due to contractor's is not defi- nitely known, but it is said that it rep. resents their profits for the work done, and no one will be seriously embarrass- ed by the lass. The total number of admissions for the six month.~ was close to 8,000,000. An average of 2,,000200 a month had been figured on by the expo~ltion offi- cials. The great snowstorm of last April was a severe blow to the exposi- tion. An immense amount of work was undone, and work on the grounds and buildings was delayed for a week. Strennous efforts were made to make up the lost time, b~t May 1st a Vast amount of work remained undone, and the formal opening of the exposition was postponed until May 20th. The lamentable tragedy in the Tem- ple of Music was another blow to the Pan-American. The attendance had been increasing steadily up to the date of the assassination of President Mc- Kinley. The gates were closed for two days, and when they reopened there was a drop of twelve per cent. in the attendance, and no improvement fol- lowed. The government exhibit, which is beautiful and instrtlctive collection, will be at once shipped to Charleston. There was a good deal of.petty thiev- ing on the last night and a lively riot on the Midway. LATER TELEGRAMS DESCRIBE BOTHA'S RECENT BIG BATTLE ~Pretorla, Nov. 4.--Further details] London, Nov. 4.--The special dis- have been received regarding the at- I patches from South Africa reveal prac- tack by the Boers under Commandant I tlcally nothing further about the disas- General Lou,~ Botha last week on Col- ] ter to Colonel Benson's column. It ap- onel Benson s command near Rraken- ] pears that the first attack was made I~ laagte, Eastern Transvaal. It appears l a blinding rainstorm. that General Botha, who had been join- [ Edgar Wallace correspondent of th~ ed by another big commando aggregat: J Dail~T Mail, writi'ng from Pretoria, Oc- Ing a thousanu men, attacked Oolone~itbber 12th, again protests against tiff. Benson's. rear guard October 30th. on I sial optimism, and declares that the me marcn ana captured ~wo guns, ~u~ i war will not be ended for another year. was unable to keep theme.. C~Ionel Ben- I He urges the immediate dispatch of son fell mortally wound~l early In the large reinforcements of both inen and fight, horses. Major Wools-Sampson took corn- "Even when all that is lX)sstble has mand, collected the convoy and took been done in this direction," he ~ays~ up a position for defense about 100 "it will be necessary to wait grim!y~ yards from the intrenchments prepared and not to expect az/y quick result." by the Boers. The captured gu~s were so situate# that neither "side could A riotous scene occurred yesterday touch them. in Peckham, a suburb of London. A The Boers made desnerate efforts telsmall gathering of the local branch of overwhelm the whole~ British force,/the Democratic League undertook tc~ chargin~ repeatedly right up to the}held a meeting to protest against the British lines and being driven back lwar in South Africa. The ma ifesta- each time with heavy "ioss. The de-- [ tom started in procession for the place r 1 of meeting, but were hooted, buffeted tense was ~tubbo n y and successfully / r maintained through the whole of the[and dispe sod. following day and the next night, until ] -~ crowd estimated at 20,000 gathered Colonel Barter, who had marched all night from Bushman's kepis, brought relief on the morning of November 1st. /'he Boers then retired. Their losses ue estimated as between 300 and 400. Colonel Benson did l~mt long survive. Not only did General Botha direct the attack, as already cabled, but he per- sonally shared in the fighting. to oppose them. There were many ~ugly rushes and'the police were barely able to protect the struggling pro-Boera from the fury of the pop,lines. After much fighting, during which a man was stabbed, the pro-Boers were removed ] under police protection. The vlctorioua. !crowd then keld a Jingo meeting and sang "Rule Britannia." : _- - -: --o " : 4b~@@~@ - - - - ~ ~- -: -- PRESIDENT PROCLAIMS BUSINESS MEN VISIT THANKSGIVING DAY BIG SUGAR REFINERY Washington, Nov. 3.- President Denver, Nov. 3.--The Loveland beet