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|, II ~. II SAGUACHE CRESCENT. SAGUACHE, COLORADO. Prince Henry of Prussia was made a full admiral of the German fleet by his brother the Kaiser, at the time of the Czar's visit to Dantzig. Lugi Carreno, a well known Roman Journalist. recently got employment as a day laborer in the Vatican garden, in order to get material for an article en the daily life of the Pope. At Cotta. in Saxony, persons who ~dld not pay their taxes last year are ~publiehed In a list which hangs up in ~all restaurants and saloons of the city. ~Those that are on the list can get : neither meat nor drink at these places, under penalty of loss of license. The Chinese government has en- gaged the services of M. Rutshauser, a Swiss engineer, to build a powder factory, probably at Pekin. also to superintend the rebuilding of the ar- senal at Tten-Tsin. M. Rutshauser has been hitherto director of the powdel factory at Borne. Professor Labaud, of the Strasburg university, received a letter recently from a Japanese lady informing him that she would commit suicide on a certain day because her brother had~ failed in an examination, and asking the learned professor to commit sui- cide also. On inquiry it was found that the Japanese lady had actually done as sh~ had threatened. Omer Pellea, aged 10, was fatally shot at Winchester, Ind., while posing as President McKinley at Buffalo by Emil Miller, a boy of the same age, who was acting the part of the anar- chist. The lads were playmates and decided to imitate the Buffalo trage- dy. Miller secured his brother's Flo- bert rife for the work. The ball passed almost through Pellea's stomach and he will die. Tea is the favorite drink in Russia. and the government has been for some time encouraging the cultivation of the plant there. It has been found that it thrives in the Caucasus, andes num- ber of plantations have been in opera- tion for several years. The cultivators have not succeeded in getting the fine flavors of Chinese, Ceylonese, and In- dian tea, but what they produce finds a ready market among the peasants. A happy village is La Haye, in Nor- mandy, numbering scarcely 400 in- habitants. Under the will of a M. Fortier, a native of the place, who has recently died, the sum of 20,000 francs will be available annually, in the pro- portions of a third, for the provision of bread, boots and medicines at re- duced prices, and medical attendance for the old people and children of ths village; another third for the provision of savings bank nuclel for five young men and five young women, and the remainder to be distributed among the soldiers on active service who ~re na- tives of La Haye. There has Just been brougat to light another tragic romance o Paris life. An early promenader in the Park o! St. Cloud noticed a bulky mass float- ing in the lake. it was found to be composed of two human hodies~a man's and a woman's, tied fact togeth- er by a rope. The man was a work- ing stonemason named Blaudet, the young woman a domestic servant named Brault. The youug man's par- ents refused to sactton their marriage, thus interposing an insuperable ob- stacle in French law, and the lovers had taken this sad alternative for as- serting their indissoluble union. During the recent German army ma- neuvers there was tested, under the personal supervision of the grand marshal of the Prussian court, a newly invented traveling "feld kitchenw for the Kaiser's private use. Besides the provision ~for cooking, during which the vehicle remains stationary, there is an ingenious contrivance for keeping the dishes warm as long as may be necessary. For this the kitchen can follow the movements of the Emp~=~ At a given signal the "kitchen" comes to pieces like a piece of stage scenery, and one of its sides forms e handy table, while others have warm cham- bers and serve as sideboards. Edward J. Ivory, who was arrested and acquitted in England seven years ago of a charge of being in an alleged conspiracy to blow up the house of parliament with dynamite, is to make a second attempt to secure damages in the sum of $200,000 for false im- prisonment. Ivory, who is a waiter in a restaurant in Chicago, has placed the case in the hands of Henry W. Scott, a New York lawyer. Mr. Scott, who die associated with Joseph Mar- tin of British Columbia, and Charles F. Beach, Jr., of London, will present the el~lm to Sir Michael Hicks-Beach, chancellor of the exchequer. If it is refused he will appeal to the state de- ~pextment at Washington. A passenger on an ocean steamer was warned by an officer that the man who was steadily winning his money in a game of chance was a pro- fesslonal gambler. The passenger re- plied that he was aware of the fact but that he was playing to see how the gambler contrived to cheat him. When the experiment had cost him several thousand dollars, and the in- veetlgation was still unsuccessful, he abandoned the problem. Gamblers ~k for nothing better than to have qmeh IDvesUgators at work whethe~r ~a ~ or on land. THANKSGIVING PROCLAMATION BY GOVERNOR OF COLORADO Deliver. Nov. ll.--Governor Orman has issued the following Thanksgiv- ing proclamation: We are rapidly approaching that season of the year which has, by time-honored custom, become a day dear to the memory of the American people--a day of national thanksgiving --a day specially set apart in which we give praise and thanks to God for his blessings during the ye.-u'. During the past year we have en- dured a great national trial. The hearts of the people are still filled with sorrow caused by the death of our be- loved and honored President.. the man- ner of whose dealh has caused a great shadow to pass over our land. But, as we mourn for him, we still have much for which to be thankful. &ur hearts are filled with gratitude for the manifold blessings which have been om~s. Our harvests have been bountiful; our orchards have yielded their luscious fruits; our mines have produced their precious metals in rich store; our land is filled with plenty: our material wants have been well supplied; our citizens have dwelt in peace and securlty, and for nil these things it Is but fitting that we should offer our hehrtfelt gratitude o him, the giver of all good. Therefore. in compliance with the proclamation of the President of the United States, I, J. B. Orman, gee- ernor of the state of Colorado, by vir- tue of the authotlty in me v~ do hereby proclaim and appoint Thurs- day, the 28th day of this November, as a day of general and public t~anks- giving~ and I do recommend to the people of this state that they refrain from their usual pursuits and avoca- tion~ on tha~ day, and that in their re- spective homes and in their usual and customary places of worship, they re- turn thanks unto him for the many blessings bestowed upon this people. And I do also recommend that out of the almndanee of our stores we re- member the needy and those who may be in want; that our sympathies and help go out to those who suffer and sorrow, extending unto them the hand of brotherly love: rendering unto oth- ers whatever assistance may be in our power tending to uplift and lighten the burdens 0~ our fellow men. thus proving by our actions ~hat we are truly thankful for his mercies. In testimony Whereof. I have here- unto set my hand and caused the great seal of the state to be affixed. Done in the city, of Denver. state of Colorado, this ninth day of November, ,n the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and one, (Seall JAMES B. ORMAN. By the Governor: DAVID A. MILLS, Secretary of State. SEVENTY-FOUR THOUSAND TOURISTS VISITED COLORADO Denver. Nov. ll.--Colorado enter- tained 74.630 tourists within her bor- ders during the past summer, a,~d these people expemled approximately $1,~Ls),000. allowing the moderate .sti- mate of $20 a person. Thi~ in brief is the result arrived at after ten day's work by Major S. K. Itooper, general passenger agent of the Denver & Rio Grands system, which has had the benefit of the bfficlal fig- ures of all the Colorado roads and agencies. It demonstrates that never before has Colorado been the object of attraction to as many tourists from the East, and that the state's best adver- tisement -- personal observe lion -- has reached a larger number of people than ever before. The figures are all based on the num- ber of round-trip tickets sold at a re- duced rate, and are correct with the exception of the item of tickets not de- posited, which, of course, is estigaated, but Major Hopper considers that he has underestimated the number of such tickets. The following is an estimate of the number who came to Colorado: Deposlted at Denver. Colorado Spring~ and Pueblo .......... 43.700 Round trip tickets to Colorado points, such as home-seekers, etc., not deposited ............ 1,000 Tourist tickets deposited with lo- cal agents at Glenwood Springs 905 Colorado tourist tickets from Texas and other S~dthern points, not deposited ........ 4.764 Total for Colorado ........... 50,369 The number of ~those wbo stopped over is estimated as~follows: Utah to~lrlst and round trip tickets of all kinds deposited at joint agencies ............. 5,536 Callfornia Epworth League tick- ets passing through Colorado common points to San Francis- co via all lines .............. 9,975 Episcopal Convention. same .... 2,750 Return portion eastbound Ep- worth League and Episcopal convention, not passing through going weet .................. 6,000 Grand total of all tickets to and passing through Colorado car- rying stop-over privileges .... 74,630 Major Hopper was requested to give his figures on this matter hy the Gov- ernment Bureau of Highways of the Interior Department, as well as the probable amount of money spent by each tourist. This last item was diffi- cult, as some tourists merely passed through the state, while others stayed from one day to three months. He fin- ally considered $20 a person a fair av- erage, and made up hls figures on that basis. BRIGANDS NOW TREAT MISS STONE HARSHLY Sofia, Bulgaria, NOV. ll.--Informn- lion has been received here from Doub- nitza that the band of brigands holding captive Miss Ellen M. Stone. the Amer- ican missionary, called about a fort- night ago at the village of Smetchevo JUDGE KOHLSAAT ATTACKS THE BOYCOTT Chicago, Nov. 10.--Judge Kohisaat in the United States Circuit Court has issued an inJ unction against the Cub- tom Clothing Makers' Union and its of- fsets and members, restraining them from in any way attempting to injure and subsequently proceeded to the or interfere with the business of a Cin- monastery of Rllo,~but the movementsr clnnatl clothing fixm, The firm asked of the troops compelledthe brigands to | that the union he restrained from lssu- flee toward the frontier, where they |lng circulars stating that the concern are now in hiding. ] wins unf~tlr to orgahl~ed labor. It is also asserted that the brigands] The order forbids the officers of the have recently been treating Miss Stone unio~ to notify by means of. letters, with more severity in order to exercise telegraph or teleplmne, any retailers, pressure and to compel a more ready acceptance of their conditions. Consul General Dickinson is inflexi- ble. He insists that the surrender of Miss Stone must precede or be simul- taneous with th~ payment of the ran- some. His attittule is justified by the known determination of some members of the band, particularly the captain, Yanne Sandsky, to kill Miss Stone and her companion as soon as the ransom is received, owing to the fact that the captives have now acquired informa- tion concerning the secret committees. Congpetent persons, however, express the opinion that the cupidity of the brigands will overcome their fear of revelations, and all such approve the declaration of Mr. Dickinson. Saturday Mr. Dickinson made ener- getic representations to the Bulgarian government against the movements of the Bulgaxian troops, reproaeblng the officials,~ith the fact that. notwith~ standing their solemn promises to give him all assistance in their power, their action was embarrassing the negotia. tlons, retarding a setdement and plac- ing in Jeopardy the life of Miss Stone. He made a definite declaration that the Bulgarian government would be held responsible for the death of Miss Stone and of all the consequences of her death, should it be proved that the attitude of the Bulgarian government forced the brigands to kill their cap- tive~ Venezuel~t War RUmorS. Wlllemstad, Island of Curacao, Nov. lO.--Advlces received here from Ca- Imcho'-VieJo, dated Nov. 5th. say that the report from President Castro to his brother, Celestino Castro, at San Cris- tobal, to the effect that the United States government "insists upon med- iating between Venezuela and Colom- bia," caused ~be greatest excitement + among the troops on the frontier, Gen. eral Urfbe-Uribe end General Mode~to Castro immediately set out for ~in Crlstobal to obtain details. It seems that General Uribe-Uribe refused to believe the report, declaring that he had no fears as Co the future of the Liberal cause because President Castro had given him a cast-iron pledge not to forsake him. "Should President Castro prove un- true to the Liberal cause," exclaimed General Uribe-Uribe, "the result would be. his ruln. The war will enter Co- lombia before oI~rlstmas." dealers in clothi~/~ or labor unions, that the company j~as refused to allow its employes to org~hize or adopt the union label The injunction, labor leaders say, is the fil~St of the.kind ever issued, as it is directed against the boy- cott instead of picketing. TELEGRAPHIC BREVITIE8. The English kodak combine, capital i~O,O00,O00, is likely to be absorbed by Americans. Half a million baskets of peaches have been harvested in Connecticut this season. The surplus oat crop of Canada, over 1,000,000 bushels, has been bought for the British army in South Africa. The Italian authorities at Rome took vigorous measures to prevent contem- plated anarchist demonstrations in celebration of the electrocution of Czolgosz. The Pullman company has cut off two operating divisions, having now but four, with headquarters in Phi- cage, New York, Philadelphia and St. Louis. By a unanimous vote the city coun- cil of Guthrle, Oklahoma, has accepted the proposition of Andrew Carnegie to give Guthrie $20,000 for a free library building. The suits filed by Attorney General Bell against the corporations acct~sed of violating the Texas anti-trust law call for penalties approximating $85,. 000,000. The North German Lloyd is now building thirteen steamers, registering altogether 110,5~ tons and 89,200 horse power. Twelve of them are twin screws. It is expected that the census com- mittees of both houses of Congress at the coming session will consider legis- lation looking to the establishment of a permanent census bureau. It is stated tha~ John F. Carroll will succeed Richard Croker as leader of Tammany hall. Croker having abdi- cated the position In his favor since the reecnt defeat. Twelve deaths from lockjaw in St. Louis have resulted from the use of diphtheritic anti-toxin supplied by the city, and several other children are in a critical condition. The members of the Indianapolis Board of Trade will invite Admiral Sehley to be their guest on the night of November 21st, or as soon there- after as convenient. Including the cargo of the schooner W. F. Jewett, just arrived at San Fran- cisco, the total receipts of Alaska sal- mon this season amount to 1,287,022 cases and 12.949 barrels. David Horgan, who disappeared from his claim in Alaska Basin, near Butte, Montana, s few days ago, has been found dead in Centennial creek, near Lakeview, Montana. John Patrick Parnell Cahlll, a former base ball player, familiarly known as "White Wings," and the original "Casey" in " Casey at the Bat," died recently at .Pleasanton, California. It is said that the cost of ten new trains, from locomotive to baggage car complete, just ordered by the Northwestern management for the "Overland Limited," will be $1,200,000. "The dispute between Chili and Argentina respecting the strategic roads," says the Valparaiso corre- spondent of the London Times, "is in a fair way toward satisfactory settle- ment." Emperor William has issued an army order expressing the warmest appre- ciation of the work of the troops in China, who have "added fresh laurels to the ancient glory of the German arms." The thirteen German waiters who arrived in this country last month on the steamer Mongolian have been or- dered by the Treasury department at Washington to be deported as contract la v_2Jrers. The police order expelling fro~h Pru~- sis Joseph Herrings, tbe American newspaper correspondent, upon the ground of an alleged evasion of mili- tary service ten years ago, has been cancelled. The prodt~ctlon of anthracite coal In Pennsylvania this year will be the largest in the history of the trade. Ap- proximately the outpm will be about 10,000,000 tons more than in 1900, or 55,000,000 tons. Work has begun on the construction of the Santa Fe extension from Paw- nee, Oklahoma, to Bartletsville, Indian Territory, Joining therewith Santa Fe, and giving Oklahoma direct Kansas City connection. Belgium and the Netherlands are to have telephonic communication with Denver I~wyer Dangerously [aJuretL London and other large cities of Eng- Denver, Nov. 10.--Alexander B. Mo- land, according to a renort to the ~Jtate Kluley, a well-known lawyer who for department from United States t~nsul many years has been prominent in the i Roosevelt at Brussels.. councils of the Democratic party, lies It is reported that Professor Mercu- in the county hospital suffering from dler of the Paris Polytechnic- school injuries accidentally received which has invented a telegraphic apparatus may result in his death. ~_ _ by which it is possible to sen0, and re- About 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon ceive sixteen different messag.~s at the McKinley on his way to the Iron build- same time on the same wire. lug, ~rted across Seventeenth street from .the Bank block at the corner of Seventeenth and Arapahos streets. A Curti9 street cal', ~iid for the depot, struck him. He disappeared beneath the fender and the front wheel on the right side of the car passed over him. A score of men raised the car from the tracks and McKinley was carried to the sidewalk. The ambulance was summoned and the injured man taken to the county hospital, where he was placed under charge of Dr. Craig. An examination of McKinley's inju- ries revealed that his left leg had been fractured between the knee and the ankle, his right knee bruised and cut, and that he had sustained a scalp wound about two inches In length. There were also symptoms of concus- sion of the brain, although McKinley did not lose consciousuess. Convicts T~ke the Sheriff. Topeka, Kan.. Nov. ll.--Sheriff C~ok of this county was captured by two af the escaped federal penitentiary con- victs yesterday afternoon at Pauline, five miles south of here, and held for several hours. The convicts, whose names cannot be learned, then escaped through a line of policemen, going east. q~e convicts, whose names are not known, first exacted a promise from their prieoner sheri~ that he would not allow his men to molest them. When the officers began the pursuit the con-I victs were unarmed. They hid behind [ a farmhouse door, into which the sheriff and hie deputy blindly rushed aftea~ the men. I None of the fourteen emmpee at larg~ ltmt night have been captured. I The government of the Unlt~l States has asked Denmark for a d(~cisive an- swer to the United State~' offer to purchase the Danish West Indies. The Danish government will net make a reply before November 30. An unknown man gained an inter- view with Lieutenant Krigel, the pre- fect of St. Petersburg police, under the pretext of presenting a petition, and shot at him twice before he was over- powered. The prefect was not In- Jured. The torch has been applied to the old warship Minnesota, brought to East. port, Maine, a few months ago to be broken u.p for the metal in her hull, and the woodwork has been almost en- tirely consumed. It is said that the old Tennessee will meet a similar fate. By a decision of the Supreme Court the city of Chicago has been relieved of all liability to pay damages claimed by citizens who assert that the value of their, property has been lessened by track elevations. The court held that where improvements were made for public safety the city was in no way liable for damages~ Look ~tt the L~Imlsl Every package of cocoa or chocolate put out by Walter Baker & Co., bears the well-known trade-mark of the chocolate girl, and th~ place of manu- facture, "Dorehes'~er, Mass." House- keepers are advised to examine their purchases, and make sure that other goods have not been substituted. They r~ived three gold medals from the Pan-Amerlcan exposttlon- FIGHT WITH ESCAPED CONVICTS NEAR LEAVENWORTH, KANSAS The convicts had a rifle, a shotgun and an old revolver. Hoffman had the shotgun. He was struck first in the hand. He yelled and dropped the shotgun. Just then a bullet entered his back and be fell dead. Poffenholz died forty minutes after being shot. Green was brought down by a bullet in the knee. Drake was shot twice in the right wrist and arm. Drake says Southerland, an Indian, was shot In the fight at the stockade. Two unarmed convicts were found in a ravine in a farm near Jarablo, Kan- sas, and they surrendered without re- sistance. The sheriff of Douglass county captured two convicts at Law- rence, Kansas, and the police of Topeka captured two more last night. The oldest of the fugitives is aged twenty-eight. Qulnn Fort. who was killed Thursday, was nineteen. The convicts still at large were serving terms for robbery or assault. One is an Indian, and two, including Frank Thompson, the (".~sperado who led the outbreak, are negroes. Nearly all came from Oklahoma and Indian Territory and they are sup- posed to be making for that country. They are a hard lot of men, used to firearms and horses. Some have ob- tained both. but others are afoot and defenseless. Warden McClaughry says he will capture ~very one of the men alive or dead. In the districts around this city every road and river crossing that the fugitives might be expected to use Is guarded by armed men, the farmers having turned out to earn the $60 re- ward that will be paid for the return of each convict. Those convicts who are armed are likely to be shot at sight. Leavenworth. Kan.. Nov. 9.--All the police, deputy Sheriffs and farmers in the country adjacent to Leavenworth were on the lookout yesterday for the twenty-six federal convicts who es- caped from the stockade here Thurs- day. The dead are: James Hoffman, aged twenty, white, and J. J. Poffenholz, aged twenty-five, white, a soldier con- vict. The wounded are: John Green, aged twenty-one, white, nnd William Drake, aged nineteen, white. Fred Moore, aged sixteen, a negro, was recaptured unhurt, The five men were discovered In the barn of Fay Weishaar. a quarter of a mile from Nortonvllle. Kansas. about 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Wets- hear went into the barn and was or- dered out at the point of guns. He rushed to Nortonville and gath- ered a wagonload of men who, with revolvers, shotguns and a few Win- chesters, hastened to the scene. The convic~ saw the men coming and rushed from the barn. They had two shotguns and revolvers. The posse pursued them, and a runnlng duel re- sulted. The convicts were at a dlsadvan, rage, and their shots had no effect. ~hile at every volley from the posse one of the convicts fell. After two of them fell. one of them being killed, two of the others gave themselves up, one belng wounded, the other unhurt. The fifth was fully 500 feet away when a man with a Winchester drew a bead on him and fired. He was evidently bard hit- but tried to go on, and a volley was fired at him, and he fell dead. None of the citizens were hurt. - -- ; * ~4~@ ~ - - - - - - - COLORADO'S BEE POPULATION ESTIMATED AT TWO BILLIONS Denver, Nov. 0.--The official pro- gram of the twenty-second annual meeting of the Colorado State Bee- keepers' Association. which will meet in the house of representatives Novem- ber 18th. 19th and 20th, has been is- sued. On the evening of the first day President R. C. Aikin of Loveland will deliver l~is annual address. The feat- ure of the second day will be the stere-. opticon lecture.on "The Anatomy of the Honey Bee." by I~'ofessor C. P. Gillette of Fort Collins. The next even- ing E. R. Root of ~Dhio will give a stereopticon talk on the bee. Profbssor Gillette will attend the convention, pre- pared to measure the tongues of bees supposed to have long tongues. Mem- bers who have such bees are invited to bring a few to the meeting. When the first bees were brought to Colorado is not known. A year ago Frank Rauchfuss, secretary of the as- sociation, in a summary of the his- tory of the industry in Colorado, stated that the first statistics of the business were gathered in 1885 by Secretary Shlff of the state association. At that time he estimated there were 500 bee- k~epers and 6,000 swarms of bee~ in the ~tate. His report said that two beekeepers had 150 colonies each and reported a crop of five tons of honey for that season--1885. Four years late~ the association had thirty-eight members, who owned 3,178 swarms of bees. yielding 180,000 pounds of comb honey. In 1897 Secre- tary Rauchfuss estimated there were 70,000 colonies of bees in Colorado. The yield of honey that year was twenty-six pounds per hive, the total valuation of the honey being $80,000. The association.tben had forty-three members. Two years ago the secretary re- ported 16,5 members in good standing. Now the association has _'290 names o~ its roll call. It is estim:lted there are 75,000 swarms of bees in the state to-day. An average swarm we!g]m about five pounds, 25,000 bees t'o the swarm. That means there are approximately 2,000,000,000 bees in the state to-day. The 75,000 stands of bees are seat- tered throughout the state as follows: Arapahos county .............. 7,000 Boulder ...................... 6,000 Delta ........................ 5,000 Fremont ..................... 3,000 Huerfano .................... 3,50& Jefferson ..................... 5,500 Larimer ........... ........... 5,000 Logau ....................... 1,000 Men,rose .................... 5,000 Mesa ........................ 6,500 Morgan ...................... 1,500 Otero ........................ 6,000 Prowers ......... ............ 3,000 Weld ........................ 6,000 Other counties ................ 11,000 Some beekeepers say an average swarm is worth $5.50, but figuring the swarms Ill Colorado at $4 ,per swarm, the 2,000,000,000 bees ar~ worth $300,- 000. To this must be added $200,000, the value of the hives, buildings, tools, etc., making the sum total of the in- dust~T in this state $500,000. Putting the average annual produc- tion of surplus honey from each hive at twenty pounds, which is a low estl- I mate. the total ~utput of the state is at present 1,500,000 pounds. Valued at 10 ce~)ts per i)ound, it makes the an- nual cash returns $150,000, YUAN SHI KAI WILL BE "EARL L['S SUCCESSOR Pekin, Nov. 9,--The special edict has arrived here appointing Yuan.Shi Kai (governor of Shan 'lung province) to be governor of the province of Chi Li, and appointing Wang Wen'Shao, who is vice president of the foreign office and a member of the cabinet, to suc- ceed Ll Hung Chang a plenipotenti- ary. They are both ordered to come to Pekin forthwith. The name of the new governor of the province of Shan 'lung is Chang Yen Ghun, and the name of the town where he has been grain commissioner, is Tsingkiangfu. Another edict creates Li Hung Chang a marquis and bestows on him the new name of Li Wen CAmng, by which he will be known to history, Washington, Nov. 9.--Yuan Shl Kat, who succeeds Lt Hung Chang as vice- roy of Chl Li, is the best appointment that could have been made from all China. according to Mr. Rockhill, the special commissioner of the United States to Pekin. He is about forty-five years of age and came originally from the province of Hu Nan. where he be- gan his public career as a military of- ricer. He was made minister to Korea and for many years ably defended the Chinese interests in that troubled coun- try. As a military man Yuan showed his ab~lity by the organization of what is undoubtedly the best military force in China, and they were his troops that oceupled Pekin last summer when the foreign forces were withdrawn, They are thoroughly disciplined and well ol- flcered, and, considering Chinese con- servatism, they form a magnificent dis- play of Yuan's ability. Wang Wen Shao. who is made dep- uty viceroy of Chi Ll, is also a man of marked ability. The records show that be always has exerted his influence in the direction of reforms. 8~mpson's Bequest Rfused. Washington, Nov. 9.--The Schley court of inquiry declined to grant the request made by Attorney Theall, act- Officers of Rio Grands System. New York, Nov. 9.--The directors of the Rio Grands system of railroad~ have met here and elected officers. The Joint directorship of the Denver & I~io Gramle and of the Rio Grando Wcsterff elected as chairman of the board George J. Gould; president, E. T. Jeffery; vice president and general manager, Russell Harding; secretary, Stephen Little; treasurer, J. W. Gil- luly; assistant treasurer, Jesse White. J. B. Andrews Was elected assistan~ secretary for the Denver & Rio Grands and W. F. Colton assistant secretary for the Rio Grande Western. The directors of the Rio Grande Southern elected the following: Presi- dent, F~. T. Jeffe~T; vice president and general manager, Russell Harding; secretary, J. B. Andrews; treasurer, J. W. Giiluly; assistant secretary, Ste- phen Little; assistant treasurer, Jesse White. Grand Jury Sustained. Denver, Nov. 9.--Judge Jobnson of the West Side Court and the special grand Jury are at liberty to continue their investlgation into the charges of bribery growing out of the third trial of W. W. Anderson, for shooting Tam- men and Bonfils, and return any indict- ments which may be found. In a per curiam yesterday th~ Supreme Court decided It had not the Jurisdiction to restrain the grand Jury from making a report, neither has It the power to prevent Judge Johnson from receiv. ing it. The decision of the Supreme Court was announced by Chief Justice Campbell, who returned to the city yesterday morning from his long Euro- pean trip. He reached Denver about. 8 o'clock. An hour later found him iu the State house. When apprised that the decision was to be announced' at 10 o'clock, he decided to sit as chief Justice and make the formal announce- meat. Would Beelztlm Arid LandS. Berkeley, Cal., Nov. 9.--In an address to the student body yesterday, Presi, dent Wheeler of the state unlverslty~ lng for Admiral Sampson, that the re- who lately returned from an eastern marks of Captain Parker concerning ltrip, anouneed tLat President Roose- the fact that the Spanish steamship Co- velt had lnforme'a him that he parp~* Ion lay in the harbor at Santiago for led making the reclamation of arid some hours after the arrival there of ] lands in the West a part of the national Admiral Sampson, be strlck~n from the ~ policy. President Rosevelt, he sail%, record. Admiral Dewey, writing for [ was greatly Interested in the affairs of the eourt, says that th~s ~ction has | the coast and would visit It early next been taken after careful ~?msdderatlon. ] year.