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I I I I I I |1111 " ..The Filibusters of Venezuela.. * Or the Trials of a Spanish (iirl. "# By SEWARD W. HOPKINS. ,e, ,,41, ,e. Copyrighted 1900 W Robert Bonner's Sons, CHAPTER XVIIi.-- (Continued.) "Who are you?" he asked in Eng- lish. As no reply came he repeated the question in Spanish. "Don't shoot, senor!'" came a voice in Spanish. "I am only a poor Carib." "Advance, poor Carib, and give the countersign," said Lord Chugmough; whereat William, who did not under- stand Spanish, lunged forward to have a good look at the intruder. Suddenly both he and his master were startled at hearing a low, sweet voice, as of a frightened child, cry: "Save me! Oh, save me!" "Bless my soul!" said Lord Chug- mough, "It'. a girl!" "Ha young lady, me lord," said Wil- liam. Lord Chugmough strode forward and took the yielding form from the arms of the cringing Carib. "Who is she?" he asked. "Why is she here?" "Alas, senor," was the reply, "the river has risen, and I fear the land will be flooded, and I brought the senorita here for shelter. She has been very ill. senor, and in my care, and l must give her some medicine at once." "Ah! You are a doctor, then?" said Lord Chugmough, looking down upon the beautiful upturned face of the girl he held in his arms. "Yes," replied the Carib. "I am Namampa, the herb-doctor." "Oh!" said Lord Chugmough, as if he knew all about it. "William take the panther and deer skins and pre- pare a bed for this young lady. She is ill. She---'pon my word--she has fainted." "lkro, no! I am ill--weak!" mur- mured the girl. "That man is an en- emy. He------" "Fear nothing," said Lord Chug- mough, in English. "He cannot harm you. Will you tell m~ your name, senorita ?" "My name is Lola Garza," she whis- pered. And then, in truth, she fainted. "She Is ill," said the old Carlb. "I will give her her medicine, and when the storm has ceased I will take her away again." Lord Chugmough tenderly laid the slight form down on the skins that William had spread, and then placed his hand on Namampa's arm with a grip that made the old C~rib writhe with pain. "Not till I know where you are tak- Ing her," he said. "And, mind, if your medicine doesn't bring her round fair sad square, I'll riddle you with lead." CHAPTER XIX. The Flood. The great storm had an influence upon all the characters of this history, and to this influence some of the stir- ring events which follow may he at- tributed. It placed a great barrier between the royalists on the south and the repub- licans on the north side of the swollen Orinoco, and delayed the departure of Philip of Aragon toward the capital. But to no one did it bring such dis- tress and danger, change of plan and disaster, as to the two young Ameri- cans and the wife and daughter of General Salvarez, who had up to that time been secure in their underground retreat. The first day of the storm they were content to wait quietly in ffneir ap- parently safe shelter, fearing nothing. But on the second day, when the roar of the rushing waters reached their ears, they began to feel anxious, not only for themselves but for Sal-" cares, for they did not know how far he had got on his Journey. On the third day their anxiety for themselves became so great that near- ly everything else was driven from their minds. Toward night, on this third day, the Coroni so far overflowed its banks as to send a rushing, roaring stream into the secret passage. "We are lost!" cried Dona Maria, when the water began pouring in and spreading out over the floor of the caverns. "Once b~fore there was a storm like this, apd the caverns be- came filled with water." "Is there any l~ssibillty of escape?" asked Tempest.. Jacinta looked dubiously .from one to the other. "The flatboat'," cried Bona Maria, suddenly. "If we could but reach it. It is strong--it can outlive the storm. It is not far from the entrance to the secret Passage, if it has not been ear- rind away. Nothing could upset it." "The very thing!" said Medworth. "Remember, Jack, the large boat at the wharf Just above? We have seen often enough," "Good!" said Tempest. "We ought to be able to go to it, even if we had tO swim." "'Come on," said Medworth, .now thoroughly alert and alive to the dan- gets and possibilities of the situation. He darted toward the entrance with Tempest splashing along close behind him, leaving Dona Maria and Jacinta huddled together, fearing, hoping, si- lently watching and trusting their brave companions. The stream of water that poured in through the'entrance was about a foot deep, and the roa~ of the storm and ~rrent about them was deafening. There was no need for caution. The sight was dark, and so fierce was the storm that no sentry was outside of the curie or the soldiers' quarters Medworth took his knife from his pocket and severed the rope. With a mighty rush the boat swung down stream and across it, bringing up with a crash against the opposite bank. a short distance below the se- cret passage. "Hurray!" shouted Tempest. "If we can wind up forty feet of rope we cau bring it to the entrance." They entered the deck-house and found that with only one mooring the boat moved against the stream as easily as across the current. Ten min- utes of hard work brought them to the mouth of the caverns. Without hesltating, Medworth leaped off and made his way to the hole. "Dona Maria!" he shouted. "Jacin- ta! Come! We have the boat and are waiting for you." The voice of Dona Maria answered him. and soon the wife and daughter of Salvarez were at the entrance. "Can you get out?" asked Medworth, extending his hand to assist them. "With your assistance," replied Dona Maria, as, half by her own exer- tions and half by Medworth's help, she scrambled out of the hole. Jacinta fol- lowed her. To reach th4 boat. which could not be brought nearer than twelve feet to the mouth of the passage, they were forced to flounder through from one to four feet of water, the depth increas- ing as they drew nearer the boat, and Medworth found himself .unable to keep both women on their feet. "Come and help me, Jack," he called. Tempest leaped from the boat and splashed through the water to ~kr- thur's side. "Dons Maria. your hand." he yelled. The wife of Salverez put her hand in his. and he led her to the boat, Arthur following with Jacinta. "Now up," said Tempest. "A hand here, Medworth." Between them they assisted Dona Maria aboard the flatboat and then lifted Jactnta out of the water and placed her by her mother's side. Just then a terrific gust of wind lashed the water into increased fury; the strain on the rope was doubled, and it snapped. The boat was hurled away down the Coroni, leaving Tem- pest standing in the darkness, up to his waist in the rushing waters. CHAPTER XX. Tempest's Flight. "Here's a pretty mess I'm in," said Tempest. when he had realized the full extent of the disaster that had come upon him. "The water rising rapidly, ground almost covered and the rain coming down harder than ever, and the flatboat, our last and only hope, gone and left me. What am I to do, I'd like to know." He raised his voice to its full vol- ume and shouted Medworth's name but had he possessed twice the hug power he could not have made himself heard on the boat that was being rap- idly borne away in the darkness. He scrambled back to the highest point of land along the river, the top of the sloping side that led down to the water's edge when the river was at its ,proper level, and here, just above the flood that was rising to meet him. he stood a moment to collect his scat- tered senses. If he wished to llve, it was plain that he must think quickly and to some purpose, and to act as quickly. His first thought was to re- turn to the s~eret passage. It sudden- ly occurred to him that he had no weapon. But in great emergencies, when Tempest was obliged to think quickly, he acquitted himself credit- ably. It was so in this instance, as it had been in many others all over the world. "First," he muttered to himself, "I will make His Royal Nibs a visit and see if I can borrow a gun. Then I'll borrow a horse and get away to a higher country, for, if I am not much mistaken, this part will be entirely under water in twenty hours more.". Upon reaching this conclusion he did not hesitate, but plunged through the increasing depth of water that was pouring In through the entrance to the caverns, and floundered through the ~wash toward the lantern that still hung high up where the water would not reach it for a few hours at least. He" hurried up the stone steps to the sliding panel. Putting his ear to this, hs heard voices. At first they were low ~and ln- distinct, and Tempest could not hear the words. But a heavy footstep sounded, and then he heard the well- known voice of Gomez. "By all the saints!" he exclaimed. "This is a wet kingdom of yours, PhiliO." "Is the water still rising?" asked the Spaniard. "Yes," replied Gomes. "Reports have come in from the surrounding country that are truly dis~urbing. The Caribs at the head of the Coroui are moving up into the mountains. The Ilanos between here and the Orinoco are becoming completely submerged. Cattle by the thousand are being drowned, and those that have not yet be overwhelmed are huddling together on the high points, and if the storm keeps on forty-eight hours more they ~wlll be taken too." "Is this castle in any danger?" ~No.' Francisco tells me that once hefore they ~ad a storm nearly as bad as this, and the land was covered with water for miles around, yet thls e~s- tie, and Francisco's own house, both being built on high ground, escaped." "Is there any danger of starvatlon~ hunger among the troops, I mean?" "Of course, if the storm ~ontinues many weeks, or even one week, I fear there would be; but I hope It will not come to that: The waters subside quickly after the storm ceases." "But the Orinoco?" "Ah. that is a serious matter. I fear it will be a good many days before we can cross the great river. The waters may subside here, but the Orinoco will be a raging torrent for days to come. I fear the ships that were on the river when the storm began are by now swept out to sea." "Then the Turtle, with the remain- der of our rifles and ammunition, is gone.'" "I fear so, but she may outride the storm and return." "Let us hope so, at least." said Philip. "But I seem to see only dis- aster and failure before us." After a few more words they left the council room together. Tempest lis- tened carefully to the receding foot- Steps and waited even after they had died away, to learn if any one had been left, Hearing nothing: he cautiously sli~ back the panel and peered inside the room. Finding no 'one there, he stealthily crept inside and glanced hastily around for a weapon. "No gun!" he muttered. "Not even a pistol." Then he chanced to look down at the table. There., lying upon a map that had been stained by dripping blood, was the knife that had been taken from the dead sentinel. "Ah, the knife!" said Tempest. "Well, if this is all, it must be made to do." Hastily seizing iL he crept again through the aperture, closed the panel carefully and went down into the un- derground passage and out in the ter- rible torrent. Aboy,e the storm he heard a shrill scream as of a horse in mortal terror, and blindly following the sound as well as he was able to locate it, he soon found himself at the stables. The stables upon which he h~d come were not the well-kept stahles where the family horses of Salvarez were kept, but the sheds of the artillery and eavalry beasts. They consisted of lit- tle more than a long, peaked roof with outreaching eaves, supported by strong posts. Under this roof the horses stood tied in rows. Tempest plunged in among them and holding the lantern to light his way, severed the leather halters with quick strokes of his knife, and set the horses, one after another, free. This took him some time, and his arm was weary when he had finished. When there was but o~ne horse left, he flung himself upon its back, and, WASHINGTON GOSSIP. Annual Land Ol~lee Report. The annual report of Commissioner Hermann of the general land office discusses but briefly matters that are of importance locally to the several western states, ~he main discussion centering around the broader problems that are applicable to all pubUc land states alike. However, a number of local features are pertinent to Colo- rado and neighboring states, and are here quoted. The total area of unapproprlated and unreserved lands in Colorado is shown to he 30,115,814 acres, of which amoun~ all but 4,396,055 notes have been surveyed. The amount of reserved land is 5,694,161 acres, the area n~w appropriated being 21,538,185 acres. In New Mexico the total of unre- served and unappeopriate~l lands is 55,- ~89,124 acres, of which 41.108.508 acres have been surveyed. The area appro- priated is 16,454,495 acres and the area reserved. 6.385,181 acres. The unappropriated and unreserved lands in Wyoming, aggregate 47,(~5,- 896 acres. 42.769.587 of which have been surveyed. The urea appropriated is 6,781,366 acres, and the area re- served. 7,~)5.018 acres. During the past year surveys were made of 2"64.333 acres of public land in Oolorado, and of 467,522 acres in Wy- oming. Colorado. Wyoming, New Mexico and Utah contributed largely to the general increase in coal patents for the past year. There were thirty-six pat- eats Issued in Colorado, covering 3,239 acres of land; in Wyoming twenty-two coal patents were issued, for 2,743 acres, and in New Mexico there were twelve patents for 840 acres. In addi- tion to these, there were 709 mineral and mill site patents and 1.304 mineral and mill site claims, covering 15,791.,- 815 acres; in Wyoming there were four mill site and mineral patents and ten claims, covering 8A4,357 a~res, while in New Mexico the patents numbered twenty and the claims thirty-seven, the lands embraced aggregating 707,639 acres. Colorado cohtributed largely o the increase in mineral patents for the year. " The report states that 7,977 acres of land in Colorado was patented to the Union Pacific railroad proper, 24.082 to the Kansas division of the same road, and 4,125 acres to the Denver Pacific branch, while a tract of 287,824 acres In Wyoming was patented to the Union Pacific proper. Under the head of Indian and miscellaneous patents, is found one item covering 105,565 acres in New Mexico. Certificates for 1,694 acres of land were issued to the Colorado Agricul- tural College, and a further certificate for school land indemnity covered 12,, 722 acres within that state. Similar certificates were issued in Wyoming, on a far larger scale. In this state charitable, educational and other institutions received 11,988 acres, public buildings, :[:434 acres; the Agri- cultural College 21,048 acres, miners' mospital 480 acres, and school land In- demnities covering a total of 47,989 acres. During the past year but $6.000 was allotted for public surveys In Colorado, $20,000 in Wyoming, and '$8,050 in New Mexico. The amount of agricul- tural land surveyed!and accepted in cutting the halter, clung to its mane, Colorado was 264,403 acres, besides glvingwould, it perfect liberty to go where it 1 193,175 not accepted. It is shown that 95,861 square miles of the state of And with an abiding falth in the ca- Colorado has bees surveyed, which is gacity of the heascs he had liberated, over ninety-two per cent. of the whole Tempest clung tenaciously to his post- i state. The amount of land surveyed in Wyoming was 470.068 acres, The tlon and was borne swiftly over the surveys executed in New Mexico era- marshy, storm-beaten ground. (To be continued.) GREATEST FRENCH DRAMATIST. S~rdou'~ Romantic Marriage &rid ][~ls Row with Sarah Berdhardt. Mlle. Sardou. daughter of the dram. atist and academician, was married recently at St. Augustin, Paris, to Comte Robert de Fiefs, a member of an old French family and a dramatist and Critic. The President sent his son, M. Paul Loubet, to express ht~* good wishes. M. Vlctorien Sardou was himself married under the most ro- mantic circumstances. As a youn8 man he worked and starved in a gay- rot, and disappointment preyed upon his nerves till he fell Ill. A young actress. Mlle. de Breeourt, took com- passion upon him, nursed him back to health, and introduced his work to the famous actress, Dejazet, through whom he was first acted. Sardou fell in love with and married his benefac- braced 837 miles of lines, nearly one- half of which were upon boundaries of private land grants. The state of ~Wyoming several times availed itself of the provisiores of the desert land act, am] at different times Iacquired tracts of 82,617 acres, 77,198 acres and 7,305 acres. Referring to llep~ selections In oil fields, after making, the statement that there has been no abatement in the explorations for oil in Colorado and Wyoming, the co~mls~loner says: "The suspensions, heretofore made of townships alleged o contain valuable deposits of oil from disposition under agricultural lowed.and examination of these lands by special agent, have al- layed to an extent the excitement heretofore existing caused by the sup- posed appropriation of these lands by the lleu serlppers. These suspensions have been continued during the year and must continue until relief is ob- tained by legislation, the mining laws and regulations being inadequate to protect the bona fide p~)spectors who are spending their time and money tress, whose death, ten years later, in exploring for oil." was the one great sorrow of his life. [ Attention is cMIed to the law which Sardou has made more money than ~trictly prohibits the erection of fences any other dramatist, and he is prob- upon the public ~, domain. Special ably the only man who ever gave agents of=the land office are r~(luired to report ev.ery unlawful inclosure Sarah Beruhardt a shaking. The~in- coming under their knowledge, togive cident occurred at a rehearsal, and at persons notice to remove the same a period when the divine Sarah was within sixty' days, and in the event of less eminent than she is now. They differed as to the way in which a pas- sage should be declaimed, and Sardou, losing his temper, seized the actress by the shoulder, and gave her a shak- Ing. She retorted by slapping his face, and afterward challenged him to a duel!~London Star. I Done, BUt Wouldn't Stop.. Sir-William Long tells a story of an old Scotch lady who could not abide long sermons. She was hobbling out of kirk one Sunday, wheu a coachman, who was' waiting for his people, asked their failure to do so, to lay the facts promptly before the UnReal States at- torney " for action. During the year twenty.four such fence closes were re. ported as embracing 273,530 acres of the public domain in Colorado. Ten of these fences were removed from 96.110 acres, upon proper notice from special agents, the remaining fourteen cases, involving 177,420~ acres, being laid before the Judiciary. But one case, involving 920 acres, arose In Wy- oming, and this was referred to the United States attorney. In New Mex- Ico, the evil is at it~ highest, there be- ing eighty-eight Caes reported, as In. closing 1,920.485 acres of the public her: "Is the minister dune wi' his sex- i domain. Seventeen eases, covering men? .... He was dune lange syne,". 70,070 acres, were amicably adjusted, ~whlle the remaining seyenty,one fen- said the old lady, impatiently, "but he ces, around 1,850,4L5 acres, are left for winna stop!" Present to Contemporary King. It is noted in the annals of Charle, magne as a great occurrence, that he~ sent a contemporary king a pr'sent of~ "two silken gowns as the most val~abls gift he could confer, and l "I have played a desperate game I have lost" remarked the stage villain Just before his final disappearance. "But you are a darn.sigh~t bgtter of[ than we are," murmured a tired-look- Ing man. in the front row; ,we paid money to get ln~'~ the attorneys ~o deal with. At the close of the fiscal year there were pending. In ~the public lands di- vision of the land office, 280 cases arising in Colorado, including 197 com- muted timber oulh~'re entries, fifty or- iginal homestead entries, nine. final homestead entries, twelve mineral and coal entries and sundry others of dif. ferent classes. There were also pend- ing fifty-nine Wyoming eases, includ- ing twenty .original homesteads, twen. ty additional soldiers' homestead~ and seven mineral and coal entries. The pending New Mexico cases numbered ninety-five, principally original home- ~es~d~aud timber culture entries. SALISBURY DEFENDS THE WAR AND SAYSTHAT IT WILL GO ON London. Nov. 12.--'_Phe lord mayor's~ Lord Salisbury said: show took place yesterday and was more than ~sually interesting, as there were a number of new features. Spe- cial attention was paid to the colonies, which were represented by attractive cars. The decorations of the stxeets were of the cus[omary character. Big crowds Lined the whole route of the procession. After the usual reception at the law eour~ the procession com- pleted its tour of the city and re- turned to the Guild hall. The lord mayor's banquet at the Guild hall last night was a spectacu- lar close of the day's festivities. The historic building was the scene of a brilliant pageant. In whi(,h modern and mediaeval sights were strangely mingled. A gathering of 2.0(0 of the most influential citizens of London. in- cluding the heads of the various gov- ernment departments, gave an oppor- tunity for a loyal demonstration, of which the governmen[ was not slow to take advant~ge. The feature of the evening was Lord Saiisbury's speech in response to the toal'~ of "His Majesty's Ministers." Referring to the progress of the war in South Africa, Salisbury said: "It is pleasant to record that the peace of the world has been so little disturbed by the events of the last two years. Half a century ago wc would not have found such a correct and pacific attitude on the part of the great powers. It is a suggestive sign of the international amity and under- standing that the cloud of the past three weeks over lhe Mediterranean has so lightly l~SSed away. Fifty years ago this would not have been SO." "I strongly deprecate the spirit of pessimism so frequently heard in the utterances of some of our public men as to the war in which we are en- gaged. Unlike the wars of former years, no longer does the capture of the enemy's capital and the dissipa- tion of his field force constitute a conclusive victory. ~Vd are now con- fronted by a system of guerilla war- fare which must be slowly and ef- fectively stamped out. We are pro- gressing slowly, perhaps, but steadily. "I canner take the public wholly into the confiden~ of the government. It would 1~., most imprudent publicly to state all we are doing weekly and monthly at the front, but what I em- phatically declare is that, whatever delays are encountered, these are due neither to a lack of earnestness and ability on the part of our generals in the field, nor to a neglect to comply with all their demands on the part of the home governnleltt. "We have been subject to much vague and indefinite criticism, but our bitterest opponents have not been able ~o point our any tangible defect, any definite cause of complaint. "I deeply regret the ravages in the war in the c~lonics, to whlch we are anxious to accord the fullest prac- ticable measure of self-government. But we have had neigl~bors in South Africa whose conduct for years has been a menace to stability of that section of our empl~. ,~ow we are engaged in rentoving this msance and we are determined to do It so effect- ually that it will never require doing again." This declaration was received with Touching upon South African devol- cordial but by no means enthusiastic opment in another part of his speebh, ] applause. COLORADO POINTS WILL GET LOWER RATES FROM THE COAST Denver," Nov. 12.--'rhe Interstate Commerce Commission sat at Denver for a few hours yesterday to hear com~ plaints of. the dlserimlnation against Denver in the matter of freight rates. The commission some time ago ordered certain reduction of rates fl'om the Pa- cific coast to Denver, The railroads did so on many articles, but on 139 commodities still charged a less rate from the coast to the Mlssourl river than from the Pacific to Denver. Com- plaint was made concerning these ex- cepti*ons and it was on these that the hearing was given. At the close of the session Freight Tariff Manager J. A. Monroe of the Union Pacific said that the roads would probably grant all the concessions asked, without waiting for on order from the commission. ~C. A. Prouty of Vermont and Joseph Filer of Illinois are the two members of the commission who are conducting the in. qulry here. During the day George Kindel made an address to the eommlsslon on the subject of rates. He asserted that the rate sheets in his possession and in the possession of the commission were not correct. During the afternoon three rate sheets were subff~itted, each dif- fering from the others. J. A. Monroe of the Union Pacific was the first witness before the com- slon. He said that he had lust return- ed from San Francisco, where a con- ference had b~en held looking to the revision of all the tariffs. During that conference the agents had gone over the list of articles the rates on which were objected to. They had found in the llst commodities tlmt were not at- tieles of commerce between the two sections, tie also assured the eommis- sion that the freight rates had nothing to do with war between the cane and beet sugar makers. The newly estab- lished beet sugar industry of Colorado had nothing to fear, he said, from tha rates made by the railroads. His road was anxious to do all It could ~o build up Denver and the inland cities. He went over a part of the list with W. B, Harrison, representing the Denver Chamber of Commerce. and agreed that reductions m~glit be made on some of the articles. In the afternoon L. A. Watklns. W. A. Hover and several olher witnesses for the Chamber of Oommeree testified regarding the use of certain commodi- ties. They did not entirely agree with Mr. Monroe on all points, though they did on many. The testimony was largely technical, concern|rig the branches of business In which the wit- nesses were engaged. The railroads did not bring forward any witnesses, having secured a chance to be heard later in Washington if they should wish it. At the hearing the Union Pacific was represented by William R. Kelly, the Denver & Rio Grands by Frank Wad- leigh and the Santa Fe by Henry A. Dubbs and W. A. Blssell. SENATOR LODGE WANTS TO HAVE RECIPROCITY Boston, Nov. 11.--An exceptionally large number of members of the Mid- dlesex club attended the dinner of the club Saturday afternoon. The gather- ins included many of the Massachu- setts delegation in Congress, state and national officers and many prominent Republicans. Senator I,odg~ was the principal speaker. He strohgly urged l ~%~lprocity with other countries along the lines mentioned in President Me-i Klnley's Buffalo speech, and the up-I building of the navy. t Senator Lodge began his addressI with a brief allusion to the recefit elec-, lions, and then delivered an eloquent eulogy upon the late President McKin- ley. He made a lengthy argument for general reciprocity in our commercial relatlons. "To this subject," he said. "It is cer- ":l~ere is only one point of danger, and to assure peace we must protec~ ourselves in that direction. Firmly but quietly the Monroe doctrine must be rigidly upheld. The entrance of any great European power into the Ameri- can hemisphere, either by the aequl~ tlon of territory or the erstablishmen~ of forts or naval stations, would be the instant menace of the ~eaea we are so anxious to maintain," PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT WILL FAVOR THE WEST Washington, Nov. 12.--Senator ~ ar- ren of Wyoming had a very satisfact- ory conference .'with President Roose- velt yesterday in reference,, to matters of interest to t~e ,West. The senator was the President s guest at lu~ncheon, and later the two -talked informally upon the subjects of forestery, lrrlga- tion, etc,, for several hours. tain that most anxious conslderatlo~ will be glve~ by President Roosevelt and by Congress a~ the ensuing session. Whether it will be deemed best to lout this policy in execution by means of some general legislation equivalent to a reciprocal arrangement with all the nations of the earth, or by a series of separate treaties, it is yet to early to say." He said that he considered reciproc- ity with Cuba as the first and most important, for political as well as eco- nomical reasons. He then briefly discussed the reci- procity treaties now pending in the Senate, ~md concluded this portion of his remarks by saying: "Last we come to the treaty with France. which is more important eco- nomically than all the other treaties put together. I should like to see the treaty made with l~ance. It is a country with which I fain would strengthen our good relations. I re- gard such a treaty as pglitlcally and economically desirable in a very high degree." Iu conclusion he advocated legisla- tion which put the American ~nerchant marine on an equality with that of other countrlea th~ building up of the ~vy. He said: "The whole country, I think, favors the building of an Isthmian canal. I believe, from what little I know, that we shall have a treaty with England at the coming session which wlll re. move, henorahIy for both uatlons, whatever obstacles now exist to the building of the canal in the Clayton. Bulwer treaty. If such a treaty is submitted to. us by the President. there is no more pressing duty than Its Im- mediate ratlfication~ to be followed at once by the passage of the canal bill ~4~nator Warren said the President showed remrakable familiarity with Western matters and understands most thoroughly the details of lrrlga-" [ tion and appreciates the benefits which will ensue to the West should the gov- ernment aid in utilizing the available . water~ now running to waste. There is every reason to believe that ih his forthcoming message to Con- gress he will recommend such action as will satisfy the people of the West of his earnestness of purpose in~ seek- lng to have beneficial and practical legislation enacted in their behalf. In formulating that part of his mes- sage relating to Irrigation, the Presi- dent, it is believed, will follow the views of practical Western men whose opinions upon this Subject have been sought by him and this course,~taken in connection with his knp.wledge tot the subject, will serve to give his ~re~ ommendattons great weight in Con- gress. su~sr City Sweets, Denver. Nov. 13.~A Republican spec- cial from Sugar City in Otero county says that the sugar factory has been running as smoothly as swatch ever since the opening October 10th. Owing to improved machinery installed last summer the extraction of saccharine this year is 1~ per cent. as compared with 10 per cent. last year. This Is the highest percentage of extraction on fee- old, aml the officials of the sugar com- pany are highly elated over their achievement. This greatly increased an embarra~ment to the eat c~ the factory, handling and storing