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I c LORD ROBERTS IS PREPARING TO RETURN TO ENGLAND London, Nov 6--Lord Roberts will of wounds, .~7 who died of disease, 22 shortly return to Englaml with a rim- I who died of accidents and 97 captured Jority of his staff. Arrangements are or missing, a total almost equal to the being made in Cnpe Town to send the I monthly average for the duration of batch of refugees back to Johannes'- the war. :burg, and accommodation is being pro-I The Express publishes sensational vided at Bloemfonteln for a garrisonlstatements that the Boer revival is ef 7,000. "more serious than has hitherto been Nevertheless the activity of the Boel,~ continues. Ootober 26th a command of 300 captured a garrison of 30 men at Reddersburg, but afterward released them. Trains from the south to Pre- toria are attacked by the Boers almost daily. October 24th tile burghers oc- cupied Koffeyfontein. On the other hand General Knox has inflicted a reverse on General Dgwet's forces near Pgrys, capturing two guns, ~ae of them & weapon lost by the Brit- ish in the Sennas Post affair. The daily tale of British casualties is heavy. During October ttle British lost ,724 men, including 167 killed in action, :15 of whom were officers, 71 who died believed, and in consequence Ix)rd Rob- erts' return fs likely to be still further postponed. It says also that no con- siderable party of trooIrs will return be- fore January or February, while the regimental drafts from England will continue and 5,000 horses will be sent out. The paper definitely declares that tlle Boers are well armed and abundantly supplied with ammnnition, and that the campaign is likely to last another six months. In the best informed quarters, how- ever, it is asserted that there is no ground for the pessimism of the Ex- press. FOLLOWING CLUES IN THE RICE CASE New York, Nov. 3.--Assistant Dis- trict Attorney Osborne says it is his opinion that more than one man had been concerned in a general conspiracy to get possession of Rice's property. He was asked if there would be any further arrests in the case, and said not at this time, stating it would be first ~aeeessary to get evidence. "I shall take no steps until I have corroborated Jones' confession," he continued. "I shall be busy for five or six weeks in completing" all the details of the ease." Mr. Osborne believes he knows where Patrick purchased the drugs said by Jones to have been adminis- tered. After he consulted with Cap- fain McCluskey, detectives were sent to follow up this seeming clue, which it is believed was furnished by Jones iu the cross-examination of Wednesday, which was supplemental to the confes- sion. From the fact that l)r. Curry, Rice's physician, noticed no odor in the death chamber upon his arrival there the night of Rice's death, it is surmised that neither ether nor chloroform was used by Patrick, as the odor of both of these drugs is very pungent and re- mains for a long time after adminis- tration. There are other anaesthetics which are by no means so distinct. There are many other clues con- rained in the cross-examination of Jones, which the detectives are follow- ing up with a view to corroborating his confession. The chief aim of Cap- fain McCluskey is to find where tile things the valet avers were used were purchased and what they were. Dr. Bull, the surgeon, I)erformed an operation on Rice's face about six months before he died. As an antisep- tic wash he prescribed bichloride of mercury. Mr. Osborne said thi~ has a bearing on the case, as Jones has con- leased that Patrick gave Rice grayish tablets. The tablets prescribed by Dr. Bull were of graytsh color. Mr. Os-I borne further said that Professor Witt- i haus knew nothing of this in making his analysis. The hearing of the application by the proponents of the "Baker" will of the late Mr. Rice that the later will, which is alleged to be in the possession of Al- bert T. Patrick, be placed on file in the office of the surrogate, was to-day ad- Journed nntil November 20th. David L. Short, who executed the wllb of Mr. Rice, the one in which the millionaire bequeathed the bulk of his fortune to Alfred T. Patrick, to-day said: "I went to Mr. Rice's apartments at the request of Mr. P~trlck. Patrick sent a messenger boy to my office. I went 'over to Patrick's office. Patrick said to me: "'You are wanted up town to exe- cute some papers.' "Morris Myers went with me. He went as a notary, I as commissioner of deeds. When we reached the apart- ments Jones let us in and escorted us to Mr. Rice's room. Mr. Rice was sit- ting at his desk, and from a sort of cabinet compartment that was over it he drew out his papers. He said to us both. 'This is my will, gentlemen. I have sent for you to witness my signa- ture.' "He asked Meyer to read one partic- ular paragraph or phrase in the will. I do not remem, ber what the subject mat- ter of the clause was. I did not pay attention to it. Mr. Rice seemed to have much confidence in Myers. He consulted him about his affairs fre- quently. I did not know the content~ of the will, which was not read aloud. I frequently executed papers for Mr Rice. I executed the assignments to Patrick." Mr. Short further said that he never talked to Myers or Patrick about the will or assignments. He had known Mr. Rice for about a year before his death. Mr. Rice had not said anything to him about another will. The ]Paterson Horror. New York, Nov. 3.--The grand Jury at Paterson, New Jersey, yesterday handed up indictments against Walter 13. /deAlister, George J. Kerr, William A. Death and Andrew Campbell, who are charged with the murder of Jennie Boeseheiter, who was drugged to death on October 18th. There were two in- dictments against each of the young men, one for murder and the other for criminal assault, the first, it is said, also embracing the latter. Coinage for October, "Washington, Nov. 2.--The monthly statement of the director of the mint shows the total coinage at the mints of the United States during October, 1900, to have been $9,508,610, as fol- lows: Gold, $o,12 L000; silver, $4,148,- 000; minor coins, $240,610. Treasury Statement. Washlngton, Nov. 1.--To-day's state- ment of the treasury balance in the genSral fund, exclusive of the $150,. 000,000 gold reserve in the division of redemption, shows: Available cash, $13ff,(}05,032; gold, $92,67Q 174. DEATH OF EX-MAYOR WILLIAM L. STRONG New York, Nov. 3.--William L. Strong, the last nmyor of the old city of New York, died at 3 o'clock a~ m. at his residence in this city. The illness of Mr. Strong had been kept from his political friends. He had been i~ ill health for six weeks. William L. Strong was born in Ohio in 1827 and came to New York when a young man. He found employment with different firms until January 1, 1870, when lie organized the firm of William L. Strong & Co. The firm soon grew to 1)e one of the prominent busi- ness ilouses of tile city. IIe also Inter- ested himself in banking matters and wins president of the Central National Bank. Mr. Strong took an active inter- est in politics, was one of the leaders o~ the reform movement In this city and was elected mayor on the Republi- can-Citizens' Union ticket in 1894. IIe was the last mayor of the old city of New York before consolidation with Brooklyn and the other boroughs com- prising the present city of New York. The administration of Mr. Strong was an eventful one. He was avowed- ly independent in ills views in city poll- tics. In the municipal campaign of 1897, which resulted in the return of Tammany to power, he took the stump for Seth Low as against General Benja- lain F. Tracy, the regular Republican candidate. After this election he vir- tually retired from active politics, due to failtng health. At the time of his death Mr. Strong was a member of a number of socie- ties, including the Ohio Society, Ameri- i can Fine Arts Society, American Mu- seum of Natural History, Metropolitan Museum Assooiated and American Geographical Society. Shortage of Coal in Colorado. Denver, Colo., Nov. 3.--"'the shortage of coal tn the Denver market and throughout the state is due to the sear- city of labor at the coa| mines," said an official of the Northern Pacific Coal Company yesterday. "As long as the weather remains plea'san( and will per. mit outdoor work the demand for coal miners will exceed the supply. Now the mines in Wyoming and these in the southern district of Colorado are not producing quite enough coal to supply the market. We are taking orders for more coal than we can take out. Wlmn there is a change iu ihe weather there will be more men looking for work in the mines, but it Is a question whether we can get the coal out fast enough then to fill orders taken now and those which will be rushed in with the first heavy fall of snow. "The Wyoming mines are capable of a production of 10,000 tons a day, when working at full capacity. But not much more than one-half that amount is be. ing taken out. "It may sound strange, but it is h fact, that Pennsylvania coal miners are positively useless in the western mines. The~y have been tried time and again, but have failed. One of the superin- tendents of the Hanna mine told me not long ago that he would rather have a man who had never seen a mine than a Pennsylvania anthracite miner. There is no probability that the Penn. sylvania strike has sen~ any men this way who will be a relief to us, for if they should come they will have to learn the business over again. Mining is done on a different system here. "The coal miners in Colorado and Wyoming make from $75 to $100 a month, according to their ability." t Fatal Hallowe'en Joke. Bochester, N. Y., Nov. 3.--The au- thorities of Alelgheny county are look. ing for the persons who manufactured a skeleton out of animal bones which frightened Mary Oldfield of Karrdale to death Wednesday night. Miss 01dfield, accompanied by two friends, were returning from a Hallow- e'en party, where they had listened to gruesome stories until their hair stood on an end. When about to enter the woods a rattling of bones was heard overhead, and, looking up, the trio were overcome with horror at seeing l a skeleton of gigantic proportions sweeping down on them from above. With a cry of terror Mary dropped dead. A searching party found a wire lead- ing from thd ground to a tree, to which ! was attached a skeleton by a pulley. Returned to Work. Wtlkesbarre, Pa., Nov. 3.--The offi- cials of the Lehigh Valley Goal Com- pany and the labgrers employed at their Dorrence and Prospect mines, ] who went on strike yesterday, reached an amicable agreement to-day and.all the men returned to work. The strik- ing laborers employed at the Delaware colliery of the Delaware & Ihldsoni Company, also returned to work to-day, the company compromlslng with them. The drivers, runners and door ten(lets at the Pittston mine, operated by the Delaware, Lackawanna & Westel~ Company, quit work this afternoon T~es, want shorter hours. C0,~0RAI)0 S VOTE FOUR ~ EARS AG() The vote for president by counties ill Colorado in 1896 was as follows: ' l)em. Pro. Rep. Arapahoe ..... 43,(100 374 6,048 Archuleta ..... 392 :~ 141 Baca ......... 135 "2 125 Bent .......... 599 11 106 Boulder ....... 6 165 117 1,030 Chaffee ....... 2,620 7 140 Cheyenne ..... 105 ..... 87 Clear Creek .... ,~,35t; ~ 101 ConeJos ....... 2,394 1 96 Costilla ....... 1,057 I; 3~'~ Custer ...... 7. 9~ 4 167 Delta ......... 1,631 "~ 13'I Dolores ....... 67K 1 11 Douglas ....... 1fl~59 8 172 Eagle ......... 1,164 5 53 Elbert ........ 7(;1 t; 273 El Paso ....... 18,0~5 296 6,245 Fremont ...... 4,382 101 637 Gqrfield ....... 2,078 26 172 Gilpin ........ 2,579 18 269 Grand ........ 250 1 12 Gunnison ..... 2,343 6 152 Hinsdale ...... 707 4 19 Huerfano ..... 1,936 2 928 Jefferso~ ...... 3,244 64 3(~t Kiowa ........ 155 ') 13o Kit Carson .... 243 8 25'2 Lake .......... 6.634 11 263 Larimer ....... 5,530 35 1,124 Lincoln ....... 210 1 122 Logan .......... 627 32 2JH Mesa ......... 618 8 212 Mineral ....... 827 2 11 l~fontezuma .... 846 1 ;~l Montrose ..... 1,371 7,5 1~2 Morgan ....... 2,411 93 469 Otero ......... 2,183 40 424 Ouray ........ 2,304 3 3,~ Park ......... 1,669 6 149 Phillips ......... .337 '2 19(I Pitkin ........ 3,805 2 28 Prowers ....... 562 15 304 Pueblo ........ 8,419 54 1,319 Rio Blanco .... 468 1 52 Rio Grande .... 1,431 21 17t; Rontt ......... 1,124 "2 1'2'2 Saguache ..... 1,1~} 1 175 San Juan ..... 1,574 "2 17 San Miguel "' 9~' ..... ,1, ,~ 4 87 Sedgwiek ..... 217 7 136 Summit ....... 1.348 '2 3o Wasldngton ... 1 ~4 14 220 Weld ......... 4,1;i)5 95 879 Yuma ......... 454 1l 180 Total ........ 161,063 1,717 26,271 ENVOYS HAR)IONIZE ON CHIEF POINTS Pekin, Nov. 5.--The-foreign envoys met again this morning and virtually agrecd as to the points of chief impor- tance. It was deehh~l to leave minor differences for future discussion. Washington. Nov. 5.--Minister Con- ger's last advie~s to the State Depart- ment tndlc~te that satisfactol.W prog- ress is being made by the ministerial corps at Pekin, toward the arrange- ment of a basis upon which negotia- tions shall be had with the Chinese government for "t final settlement. The ministers hnve llassed upon the ques- tion of punishlnents a~ld also upon sev- eral other imi~rtant points which are to figure In the negotiations. The Russiat~ minister is understood to be participating actively in the dis- cussions and the proceedings are har- monious. London, Nov. 5.--Dr. Morrison, wir- ing to the Times from Pekin, Nov. 1, says: "The evidence in the Pap Ting'Fu trial to fix the responsibility for the massacre showed that an American lady, before execution, was led naked through the streets and that her breast~ were cut off. The destruction of two temples is not an adequate pun- ishment for such inhumanity." CUBANS JHEER UNITED STATES Havana, Nov. 6.--The Cuban eonsti- ~tutional conv<ion met in the Madrld theater last evening. The theater was crowded. Many thonsands were un- able to gain admittance and the streets in the neighborhood were blocked with pe~0ple. The convention organized with Sena- tor Llorente. Justice of the Supreme Court, as pi-esident, and Senor Villu- endo as secretary. Tim thirty-one mem- bers of the convention took the oath. COLORAI)0 NOTES. Lafayette rejoices in a new bank-- an institution that has long been need. ed. Pueblo registration shows a total el 14,514. as against 12.061 last fall, or a~ increase of 2.453 in the city registra- tion. Tile state traveling library belonging to the Colorado State Federation of Women's clubs will receive $100 of the state fund. The Longmont Gnn club is issuing programs for a two days' shoot Thanksgiving day, and a large crowd of crac.k shooters is expected. W. F. Bailey, general pas~nger agent of the COlorado Midland railroad. has presented a handsome bear cub to the City park at Denver. The animal was captured near I)ebeque. IIarold J. Bell, invenior of the Wels- bach burner, which has enabled gas to compete with electricity in producing a brilliant light, died in Denver dliring the last month of con~,mmption. W. E. Pabor, editor of "Drops of Ink," has recovered the sight of his right eye by the removal of a cataract. The operation was performed October 23. Ten days afterward Mr. Pabor was able to nse his eyes in the glare of day- light. It Is eXlmCted that the census returns will give Colorado another congress- man. as the population is 7.997 more than enough for three congressmen un- der the present ratio. Charles A. Parker has accepted the appointment as commissioner of the Colorado Traffic Asoseiation. He has been serving in a similar position with the St. Louis traffic bureau. Wtlliam Claus. a middl~aged single man. was killed In the Nevada mine at Salina a few days ago. Chlus was en- gaged !n picking out a delayed shot. IIM body was badly mutilated. The Cheyenne electric light company is making a number of improvements in street light~. Arcs will Ire swung in the center of the streets ill the business portion of the city, instead of being suspended from high poles, at at pres- ent. This win be a banner year for equip- men( of Colorado roads. The Denver & Rio (h'ande. Rio Grande Western, Colorado & Southern have been "order- ing new cars of the wide vestibule va- riety aml all. too. have ordered many locometiw~s. The Mm'mon colonists who settled along the Stinkingwater river I~st summer have laid out two town- sites, one on Sage creek and the other near the head of their thirty-mile ca- nal. One of the towns has been named Shoshone and the other Byron. Incorporation paper,s of the National Jewish llospital association have been filed with the secretary of state. The organization is that arranged for by the national meeting in Ohio a few weeks ago. so that the institution may be placed on a bushmss basis. The mayor, board of public works and other city officials of Denver re- cently visited the site of tile Goose creek dam of the Denver Union Water Company lind gave it a careful inspec- tion in view of the expected negotia- tions for the purchase of the water phlnt by the city. In the. District Court at Cripple Creek. Mrs. Minnie Stephens was awarded $5.000 damages against the Florence & Cripple Creek Railway Company. lter husbaml was killed by a runaway ear m~veral months ago at the Economic mill on the west side of Squaw mmmtain. George Webster. the young man who was injured by falling under a Santa Fe freight train at IIolley, died at Pu- eblo on the 5th inst. as the result of his Injuries. Aside froln a severe cut In his head he was lmdly bruised and it ls thought his death was due to in- ternal injuries. At the recommendation of Special Agent Annin of the p~rstal department and Postmaster Mttchell of Pueblo, a rural free delivery will be eslal)lished In the Artman and Vineland districts in Pueblo connty, Novemlrer 15th, and will be the twenty-second rural route established in tile state since July. Glenwood Springs had two fires on the 4th inst. The planing mill of ~Vll- llam I)ugan was hurned to tile ground at noon. The loss is $1f~0. Within an hour of this fire the home of Peter Pe- The following resolutions were pro. terson was also burned to the ground. sented to the president: j "First, that a committee of the as-I Mr. Peterson was severely burned sembly proceed immediately to call on about the face and hands ih attempting General Wood and to manifest the sat- I to secure his papers from the burning isfaction with which the delegates have i building. Loss $300. seen him carry out the difficult mission ' A cruel practical Joke was perpetrat- entrusted to him. ed at Victor a few (lays ago ou Miss "Second, that the committee request General Wood to cable to the President of the United States as follow~: " 'The delegates elected to the consti- tutional conventipn assembled at their inaugural meeting greet with profound gratitude and affection the President of the United States of America, and they are satisfied with the honesty demon- strated In the fulfilbnent of the declara- tions made tn favor of liberty and the independence of the Cuban people.' " Steel Combine Buys Steamers. Chicago, Nov. 6.--The Tribune to, morrow will say: The American Steel & Wire Company will buy tile American Steamship Com- pany, which is owned by John W. Gates and his business associates. The latter concern has a capital of $3,000,000 and the Steel & Wire Com- pany is to pay $175 for the stock. All the essential details of the de~l have been settled. 'l.2~e steamship company was formed to operate a line of steamers which carry the product of the larger corlm- rations, lnlnes and mills. It has been in the control of the steel and wire in- terests since that company was formed. Germany Wants a Loan. Berlin. Nov. 6.--It is ascertained from a source apparently reliable that anoth- er and even larger imperial loan is forthcoming. Leading financiers in Berlin and Frankfort corroborate this statement. Tim cost of the China e~- pedition, which is much more consid- erable already than has hitherto beeu admitted, must be covered by such a loan. Moreover. tile expenses of the empire in various delmrtmenls are much larger larger than was anticipated when the budget was passed. Nellie Flatry. Some person unknown sent a note to her, supposed to have come from Pueblo. stating that the young lady's mother had died there. But the statement proved to be false. Miss Flatry sent telegrams to her rela- tives tR the South, informing them of her mother's death. Preparations were also made for the funeral. If the note sender can be located he will be ar- rested. A summary of the reports of the state institutions for October has been~ prepared by the secretary of the board of charities and correction: At the State Industrial School for Boys at Golden there were admitted duVing the month 14 boys; discharged, 1; paroled, 3: present at close of month, 173. State Industrial School for Girls, Morrison, admitted 1. present 56. School for Deaf and Blind. Colorado Springs, present, 80 boys, 57 girls. Soldiers' and Sailors' Home, Monte Vista, present, 139. Re- formatory, Buena Vista, received. 13; paroled. 9: present, 111. Penitentiary, Canon City, received, 25: discharged, 11; released by order of the court, 1; present. 507 males and 5 females. In- sane hospltal. Pueblo, present, 315 males and 181 females. Nearly 12.000 brands appear in the Colorado brand book Just issued from the secretary of state's office. The book is handsomely bound in red leath- er and contains 405 pages, comprising the most complete classification ever printed of cattle brands used in Golo- rado. The lisl of brands is carefully classified. The numbers, symbols, sneh as triangles, circles and squares, and the miscellaneous, furnish the closing divisions. All certificates is- sued since April. 1899. are thus'elassl. fled. excepting those tn October. which from necessity had to be printed in the order In which they came in. An index of ~le ~)wners Is appended to the vol- ume. THROUGH SEYMOUR NARROWS fl E were down to watermelon ~on the midday menu when t~e bell sounded and the engine (t II//went on half strok~ The San ~Francisco girl who sat at the captain's right, whose father had been a sea captain, who knew a great deal ahout the signs and wonders of the sailor folk and was willing to know more, asked the captain the cause of the slow- down. "Oh," said he, "we have to figure on hitting Seymour Narrows when the tide iS a'lght. '" We were down to nuts on the bill of fare when the bell sounded again. The engines put on full speed and the near shore began to glide swiftly by. The San Francisco girl lifted her long lashes. Her dark eyes swep~ the captain's face as the twin searchlights on a river steamer sweep the shore, but the captain was busy with an English walnut. Presently, when he thought the ben~ had been forgotten, he glanced out through the narrow win- dow. He ran by the ice cream, and hare- ly sipped his cafe heir. He drummed on th~ t~ble with the ends of his fingers. He glanced nervously down the double row of faces as if he would like to say "Break away." Not many peopls had noticed the bell and only a few seemed to know that the ship had increased her speed. Only the San Francisco girl at hiS right and the man at his left paid the slightest attention to the captain, who by this time was becoming as restive as a colt under a railway bricig~, with. out excusing himself he got up and steed at ~he round window. He looked long and intently at the shore that was beginning to "slow down." and at the sea that was rushing past the boat. By twos and threes the diners left the table, hut long before the last of the passengers had risen the captain slippe~ ~ay out, and up to the pilot house. No one--not even the San Francisco girl--heerd what passed b~- twesn the captain and the first officer. who was on watch. By this time we were well into the Narrows. and nothing was left for us but to make a run foe the rapids. While at least one-third of the first table people were ~tUl feeding the stewards all stampeded and ran up the stairway and out on the promenade deck. A' twisting sea caught the keel of the ship and swung her round, so that. look- ing out of the starboard window. I could see her wake. I got up and stood at the window as the captain had done. The sun was just going down behind the hill. the sky Wa.~ clear abowe, the air still, hut below my wtndow the sea was boiling. That was the one word that describes the water that was swirling beneath me. I wen~ above. By this time the stewards had returned to their work. The gong was calling the second table, but only a few people went down to dine. Looking over side at the sea we were going at the speed of a train. Striking the bow of the heat the water split and shot away in great white sheets, as the snow slips from the steel wings of a pilot plow that is being pushed by the locomotive of the "Limited." I had been standing amid- ship on the port side. The purser beck- pried and I stumbled aft. Knowing my weakness for, swift trains, swift water and ~-lld scenes, he haxl c~lled me back to see what resembled, more than anything else, a pair of wild seahorse~ that were racing with the ship. They were Just abeam on the starboard side. We ap- pea.red to be gaining on them at first, but ~w we were running neck and neck. It were easy to fancy, in such a scene, the sh~p a thing of life. and now as I gazed, hreathless, the white sea horses be.came real. The purser left me. and. as few were foolish enough to ride at the rear, I stood quite alone for ten minutes or more watching the race. Comihg out of my trance I passed an hour ago--just opposite a little inlet Irate which the sea was sweeping, driven by the rush ef the rising tide. The purser said the channel through which we were steaming was half a mile wide. It looked to be not more than half (hal The speed of the boat. or the tide, or something, was terrific. The swirling sea eddied and boiled, and, breaking i~to long, low waves, ran rapidly away and beat upon the frightened shore. The cork- screw current caught the keel. and the big boat swung aroun~l like a Iocomotlve on a turntable. Holding the handrailing, I worked my way aft and around to the starboard side again. As a matter of form the brazen cymbal sounded the call for the third table, but nobody went be. low. I was pleased to see that the sea horses were falling behind, hut even as I looked the sea grappled with the ship, she pivoted and the horses were ahead again. The scene was wild. bewildering, fascinating, intoxicating, and I laughed and shouted, there alone, as the ship swnng with the swing of the sea. Turning to go back to the port side of' see how we were m~king it, I ran i~to the big, handsome purser. Just as our eyes met another sea c~ught the keel. twisted her until we could hear her spine crack, shouldered her, tiffed her bodily and shot her head first Into the boiling flood. She had a list and a twist as she went down. and then she threw up her tail like a whale making his final dive. The purser put a friendly hand on my arm. The around to the port side again, and to my amazement we were In precisely the same position in which we stood a quarter of screw went out of the water and the ship trembled so that we could scarcely stand on the slanting deck. When she came up to blow again she was headed straight for the shore. When the pilot pointed her with the channel again I could see that we were still in the same pla-e~ Another twist of ths keel and the purser and I were thrown across the deck and slammed up against the rail on the star- bos#rd. That throw, and a glance into the white faces along the railing sobered me considerably. "~ay, Carroll." said I, "how is this? We seem to he making about a mile a minute, those racing sea horses appear to be doing a~ well. and yet the same scen- ery has been hanging on our left flank for half an hour." The purser, smiling, pressed my fore. head gently between his thumb a~d fore. finger, shook his head and turned away. I followed him around to the port again. Aa he worked his way along the crowded deck the frightened people demanded to know why. One indignant passenger said nobody hut a lunatic would try to PUt a ship through Seymour Narrows at the worst time of the tide and the worst tide of the moon. The purser, pushing past them, entered his room and locked him- self .up with "The Other Man's Wife." That was the name of the book he was reading this trip. A tall, d~rk woman, who boar~d the boat at Juneau, said.she knew in advance that all this would hap- perL She beat the palm of her left hand wlth the fingers of her right and told in a Jerky, semi-hysterical way, how she had foreseen and foretold all that was now taking place. She fretted the deck with the flat of her foot and talked loud, as a scared boy whistle~ through a graveyard. The IMg, strong woman who lm~ played the piano that morning--who had carried a pack in the rush to Atlin--was shaking like an aspen. The speed of the current w~s Increasing. The stout ship swung and twisted, creaked and groaned. A man came from his stateroom wtth a life preserver lashed to eech of his legs. The see was running so fuciousiy that It humped up In the center as it sucked into the Narrows. The ship seemed to be. and I think It really was, ri~ing on the crest of this ratsed current. From the ship the water ran down to either shore. A fair-haired wom~n threw ~p her hands, reeled and fell across the railing, where she hung helpless, sobbing iuto the sea. The moon came up over the hill and shone down on the dark. angry waves. To my axneze- meat the moon stood still--shining stead- ily through the pines. I heard a grind~all of wheels, a creak in my mental machin- ery, and then my brain seemed to clear suddenly. It was all simple snough now. With the moon for a marker, I could see that we were not "moving. We were standing~ still, wl~h the sea rushing past us at the rate of fifteen or twenty miles an hour. Bsing perfectly sober now. I wanted to have another look at the sea horse~. To save mileage I crossed over sxnldship, flossing through the social hall. A man in a quiet corner was trying to poke a crumpled bit of paper, upon which he had probably written his last will and testa- ment. down the throa:t of a bottle. The San Francisco g~rl was pivoting on the plane stool making feeble passes at the keyboard as it swung past her. The woman from Juneau was urging the chief =o steward to see that her trunk went off in case we were driven to the rafts. Step- ping out on the starboard deck I could see my white sea horses still holding their own. The moon was beaming brightly on their snowy crests. I tried again to fancy that they were really going, hut it was in vain. ~ could see now that it was the mad sea rushing at them, an4 that they, as we were stand. ins still. I learned later that the two great rocks that caused the sea to break so were by actual measurement thirty-five feet below the surface at high ttde. These wild waves were shooting up thlrty-flve feet and then leaping ten or fifteen feet In the air. Passing around to the port side again I noticed that the moon was dropping slowly back. Looking ahead we could see the wide waters of the open sere Three boat lengths more and we would he through, but the fires began to klnker. the pointer on the steam gauge began to go, hack. The good shiI~ :Humbalt. one of the swiftest on the sound, with a speed of seventeen and one-half miles an hour. was losing the race with the tide in Seymour Narrows. ~f any one had doubted this that doubt was now removed, for the bell sounded, the engines went on half speed, and the moon began racing backward along the crest of the hill. At half-speed the current carried us swiftly back. We had been ni~ety minutes making as many yards, and at any moment if the Steering gear should fall if o. propeller or shaft had broken, if any one of a score of thtngs should have happened, that boat, packed full of people, would have per- Ished a.~ surely as a snowflake would melt on the sands of the Sahara Even now we were not out of danger. There was not room between the hills to go about. Even if there had been room it is difficult to say what would have happened If th~ boat had been turned crosswise in the current. At all events the men in charge kept her nose steadily up stream and al- lowed her to drift slowly back into the still water. It was 6:30 when the engines p~t on full speed. It was 9:30 when. after losing the race. we rested on the quiet sea to wait for the tide to go down. Three hours to mak~ three miles and b~ck again. It had been a wlld race. a glorious race. even If we did lose. I never want to do it again, but I would not have mtssed that run for a good deal of money, and while there may have been something of reckless daring in the nndertaking, the crew have my personal thanks. I think they are to be complimented for the way they handled the ship. Amid all the terrors of those few hours the officers were as "cool as on parade." The purser stood the brunt of it. To avoid being annoyed by foolish questions and the danger of being thrown over- hoard, the captain and his assl~tanta kept to the high deck with the gangway well guarded. However, his action through- out, in the face of great danger, wan heroic, and when he arrived at Seattle he should have been given the fr#edom of the.city and sixty days.--Cy W~mam, in the Independent. A HO~SE FOR EACIH I~AMIL1". State of Affairs a Fresh Ale Ch||d Coald Not Apprehend. The difference between a tenexae~t house and a farmhouse was striklngYy il- lustrated the other day by the innocent question of a little fresh air girl, Sh~ had spent all her life in a New York tene~nsnt }louse and ever since site could remelnhor her horr;d had con,~istcd of two 8 nail ro~ms in the bas,.ment. There were three other f.~milies In the basement, the~e were five families on the next floor, flv~ ou the second, awl so on to the roof .for five storie~. In t~e immediate neighb,~rl',ood the build, ng~ were all tenement heuses~ and there ~ ere scores of famllies ~lving lu a block. It was from this sort of surcouud!~gs lhat she went to the country a tittle while ,tgo for the first time Jn ~ lifo. The geo- ple vl~ho invited her lived in a large, ra.,nbling farmhouse, and as soon as sho ;.'as ha.nde~ out of the wagon on her ar- rival the small damchte.r of the farmer tcok her hy the hand and "showed l~er are-rod," They. w~nt throu,~h :.~ parlor, a sitting rOOUL a dining room, a large pantry and a k~tchen, and then they started np ..... rs The eyes of the little city g;rl had grown bigger and bigger with each new room that was shown her. She had been silent w~th wonder as t~o panorama was unfolded before her. until she xxas lakon into au immense bed room on the secona fl,Yn. Then the question which h~d b~en uppertnos~ )n her mind co.me out suddenly and imperatively: "Whore'~ all de fam'l~es?" she a~ked. "Such nice. big rooms-.t~ut~whores Ell ds faro'lies d.~t bxe in era?" And it took "~,most ]utlf nn hour to con- Vince the ltttle "Fr,~sh Air" that all thosa big rooms were for only, on~ amily.--~'~ York Times.