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LAMAR, --- - COLORADO. Beef, It Is said, "commands fabu lous prices at Port Arthur.” Same here. Never borrow trouble. Hit your friend for the cash and let him keep the trouble. Some people are so economical when It comes to' truth as to be posi tively parsimonious. A Kentuckian died recently from a rattlesnake bite. The only known remedy has failed at last. Charlie Schwab has sailed for Eu rope and the fur of the Monte Carlo tiger is again standing on end. You dreamed last night that Pres ident Baer had recommended a re duction In the price of coal, did you? Huh! A Pennsylvania man claims to have found the ideal woman. Let him re main single and preserve his pleas ant delusion. The fashion news about the start-’ ling new styles in bathing suits in spires in many a worthy man a long ing for old ocean. No matter how jovial a bachelor may seem, a woman always believes in her secret heart that his alleged happiness is hollow. Any one who could be so irreverent as to eat goobers at an Ibsen play probably deserves the severest rebuke that could be administered. King Edward and Waldorf Astor have become reconciled. Waldorf held out until he realized that the further humiliation of the king would bo useless. A London firm has decided to make war on the Standard Oil company. One needn't be much of a prophet to predict what will happen to the London firm. Physicians are again advising against drinking water while eating. Many men carry the advice to the ex treme of refusing to drink water while drinking. When you don’t get quick attention in a place. Just make a noise like a piece of money. Jingle a coin on the counter and see how quick the boss will come to you. Rov. Dr. Hillls declares his belief that In the next generation it will bn vulgar to be rich, vulgar to spend money lavishly. Rev. Dr. Hillis must be very credulous. It is reported that immigration In spectors have detained an Italian dam sel for "flirting on the voyage." Let her pass, gentlemen, let her pass, and give others a chance!! No doubt it may be true that if a man loves his wife he will eat her cooking, but the wise wife will strive to arrange it so that he will love both her and the cooking. A famous dealer in sporting goods says fishermen are invariably honest. So after this you must accept the whole story about the number, weight and fighting qualities of the catch. Great Britain is trying to digest the pleasant information that the cost of the expedition into Tibet will hence forth be $1,500,000 a month. Tho British taxpayer, of course, is good for it. A church in Pennsylvania is almost disrupted because the women of the congregation proposed serving deviled eggs nnd angel cake at a sociable. There’s something, after all, In a name. i Now that Golfer Travis has taken the championship away from Eng land it will be harder than ever to convince the average Briton that the American invasion is not » terrible reality. This new doctrine that children ought to be taught to bawl in unison will meet with stlfT opposition from unsentimental persons who have lis tened to cats howling in unison on the back yard fence. Evidently Mrs. Rallington Booth unaccountably omitted to take her tact with her when she went to Sing Sing. Otherwise, she wouldn't have asked the prisoners to siiig “Sweet of Liberty.” The Wight brothers announce glee fully that they mado their flying nfa chlne go thirty feet the other day be fore something broke. As flying machine inventors look at things, this is Encouraging Success. A New York society wonian an nounces that she is going to Europe "on a business trip." The nature of the business may be inferred from the faot that sho is going to take her 19-year-old daughter nnd $1,000,000 along with her. Just what he is going to do with the Chilian cruisers. Esmeralda and Chacabuco. the purchase price of which he has deposited in Paris, Mr. Charles R. Flint declines to say. In the meantime he is probably the most heavily armed American citizen. CONDENSED TELEGRAMS The National Populist convention ] will meet at Springfield. Illinois, July , 4th. ‘ ( President Roosevelt delivered an ad- 1 dross at Valley Forge on June 19th, "Evacuation Day.” The steamer Fritbjof, with tho Zelg ler relief expedition on board, sailed from Trondhjem, Norway, June 10th. The National Conference of Charities and Corrections voted to hold its next year’s meeting at Portland, Oregon. Rear Admiral James A. Greer, Unit ed States Navy, retired, died at Wash ington, Juno 17th, aged seventy-two years. President Roosevelt has sent to the treasurer of the General Slocum relief committee a contribution of SSOO to the relief fund. The award of the King of Italy in tho Angloßrazilian arbitration regard ing the frontier of British Guiana is In favor of Great Britain. Almost tho entire business seeiion of tho little town of Cul do Sac, Idaho, was destroyed by Are June 20th. The total lots will probably reach $30,000. Tho appellate division of the New York Supremo Court has decided that it is not illegal to keep in cold storage out of season gamo that was killed in season. Cardinal Satolll was received by the President at Washington a few days ago and presented a felicitous address, which was kindly responded to by President Roosevelt. The British torpedo boat destroyer Sparrow Hawk struck an uncharted rock off Saddle Island, near Hang Chow bay, June 19th, and is a total loss. The guns from the vessel were i saved and no lives lost In the disaster. The Union of Ltalian Artists has ; passed a resolution wishing success to Signor Blondl In his contest with the ; Metropolitan Museum of Art in New | York resulting from tho refusal of that . Institution to accept the sculptor’s "Saturnalia.” At Cleveland. June 18th, Lou Dillon, J a trotting mare, driven by her owner. | C. K. G. Pillings, was sent a mile to I wagon to beat the amateur record of 2:10. The mare made the distance in 2:06V6- The last quarter was made in 30 seconds. The bureau of equipment of the Navy Department has planned to establish a large coaling station with a capacity of j 10U.000 tons at California City Point, on the western point of San Francisco baj-, where the department has acquired a tract of land. The American Surgical Association, at its meeting in St. Louis, decided to hold its next annual meeting at San Francisco. Ben Johnson of Richmond. Virginia, was elected president. One of those elected vice president Is Emmett Ilixford of San Francisco. Captain Francis W. Dickens, com mandant of the navy yard at League Island. Pennsylvania, has been ap pointed a rear admiral In the navy to fill the vacancy caused by the retire ment of Rear Admiral J. J. Read, chair man of the lighthouso board. In a decision Just handed down at Cincinnati. Judge Llttleford held that blacklisting could not be remedied or prevented by injunction. He refused to restrain the proprietors from blacklisting men of tho cab drivers and hackmen's union, who have recent ly been on strike. Harry Bullock, aged nine, while fish ing In Bitter Root river. Montana, fell Into the river. Ernest Rich, who was walking in the vicinity with Miss Anna Strong, jumped in to save the boy and both were drowned. Miss Strong faint ed when she raw the two drowning, and has since lost her reason. Mrs. Rich is almost insane because of the drown ing of her son. Hillsdale College. Michigan, has con ferred the degree of LLD. upon Geu. Frank Baldwin, commander of the De lartment of the Colorado. U. S. A. Gen eral Baldwin was a student at Hillsdale when the Civil War broke out, and the recognition of his worth comes from the college after Congress has given the soldier two medals for con spicuous gallantry on the battlefield. Justice Gaynor of the Supreme Court of New York, sitting as a mag istrate in Brooklyn, has handed down an opinion in which he holds that games of professional baseball, such as have been played at Washington nark this season—games to which the public is invited and to which an ad mission fee is charged—are illegal on Sunday, being prohibited by the Sun day law. On her last trip the North German Lloyd steamer Kaiser Wilhelm left Sandy Hook at 8:07 a. m. June 14th and arrived at Plymouth, England, at 1:57 a, m., June 20th. Before arriv ing she sent a message by wireless telegraph saying, "All records broken,” but this did not prove to be the case, although she Is said to have beaten the record as to average hourly speed, which for tbe trip was 23.62 knots. S. Pearson & Son. incorporated, of New' York, have filed a certificate of in corporation with the secretary of state at Albany, to build a tunnel between the boroughs of Manhattan and Queens under the East river. The capital Is $1,000,000 and the directors are E. W. Moir of London. England, and George W. Wyckersham. Henry W. Taft. John F. Charlton and Arthur C. Ratterson of New York City. Mr. Molr subscribes for 960 of the 1,000 shares. John Gilbert Meiggs. one of the best known and most highly respected Americans of London, died at his home ti-ere June 21st. Mr. Meiggs. who was born in New England seventy-seven years ago. had tho last thirty years lived in London. He left the Halted States for Peru, where he joined his brother, Henry Meiggs, in building tbe famous Oroya railway, which is still regarded ns a great feat of engineering. The big No. Two hoist of the Ontario mine, located near Park City, was to tally destroyed by fire June 20th, throw ing 200 men out of employment, and causing a nominal loss of about SIOO.- 000; The actual loss-, however, will ex ceed $600,000. The loss otherwise being ar immense Cornish pump which has not been used since the completion of tbe Ontario tunnel, which drains that district, several years ago. ION PERICARDIS THE STORY OF HIS CAPTIVITY Bandit Raisuli Said the Only Way to Influence the Moorish Govern ment Warn to Capture Eu ropeans. Tangier. June 26. —lon Perdlcaris. tbe American who last week was re leased by the brigand Raisuli, was much better to-day. and gave the As sociated Press an interview descriptive of the circumstances of his capture and of his experiences while a prisoner in Kaisuli’s camp. He says that on the night of May 18th he had just entered the drawing room after dinner and. hearing a noise among the servants, he and Cromwelir Varley, the British subject who was al so captured by Raisuli. went out to in vestigate the cause. They were imme diately surrounded by armed Moors, who bound and maltreated them. Var ley resisted and was struck on the head with the butt of a rifle, and a knife was slashed across his hands, making ser ious wounds. At first it was thought Varley’s skull had been fractured. Perdicarls and Varley were then car ried away on horseback. They were bound with ropes, and roundabout roads were taken in order to avoid vil lages. The bandits stopped at Tsarra dent. twenty-four hours from Tangier, and Raisuli allowed Perdicarls to write to his wife the next morning, and also to the shereef of Wazan. asking him to intervene for himself and Varley. At Tsarradent the captives lived in a filthy hut. They were not allowed to go 100 yards away from it, and were strongly guarded. When the shereef of Wazan arrived a big tent was placed at the disposal of the prisoners and iu other ways the shereef was the means of alleviating their condition to a con siderable extent. The attitude of the Moors changed from insult to fair treatment. Spies of the pretender, who were in the camp all the time, tried to induce Varley to accept a post under the pre tender. Raisuli daily called and held long conversations with the prisoners. He said anarchy was reigning in tlie coun try. The animosity of the people, he said, was not directed against the Sul tan. hut against his governors. Raisuli's father. Perdlcaris. said, left him much property and cattle, which aroused the animosity of the Kaids. who induced the bashaw by presents to ioh Raisuli of his belongings and final ly to imprison him for four years at Mogador. On ills release Raisuli interviewed Mohammed El Torres, representative of the Sultan at Tangier, concerning the restitution of his property, and this be ing without avail, Raisuli swore to take the law into his own hands with the results already known. Raisuli said that he bore no ill will toward the Europeans, but stated that the only way to bring the Moorish government to its senses was by cap turing Europeans until foreign powers r.waken to a realization of the existing conditions. Mr. Perdlcaris said that Raisuli was posing as a patriot who wants to see the country happy and peaceful, and he is offering to accept the responsibility for maintaining the country from Tan gier to Fez. and clear it of robbery and crime if he is hacked up 4 by the powers. He found in Raisuli an educated and intellectual man. Young Girl Executioner. Europa. Miss.. June 27. —Stark Dun ham. a negro wanted on a charge of criminally assaulting the fourteen year-old daughter of John Wilson, a white man. near Bellfonteln. two weeks ago. and attempting to crimin ally assault three young ladies named Dunn near this city, all during the course of the same day. was hanged in the public square yesterday by a mob. The noose was placed about the ne-. gro’s neck by the little Wilson girl, who positively identified him as her as sailant. The negro was then placed on the hack of a black horse and at a signal from the leader of the mob. the Wilson girl led the horse from under him. Over 3.000 people, white and black, witnessed the hanging. The lynching was as orderly as a legal execution. After being assured that the negro was dead the mob cut down the body and turned it over to relatives for burial. There was a strong sentiment for burning, but this was overcome ami the lynching took the form of a hang ing. Dunham stoutly maintained his innocence to the last and denied that he had ever seen the Wilson girl. His last remarks were made to 200 ne groes who were assembled about the place of execution. Dunham told them to never go about a white man's house when women were alone. The three Dunn sisters, the eldest of whom is less than eighteen years, witnessed the lynching from a dis tance. One Thousand Dead. New York. June 26. —That more than 1.000 persons perished in the burning of the excursion steamer Gen eral Slocum Is now practically certain. According to an exhaustive report made by Police Inspector Schmittber ger on the number of dead, missing, injured and uninjured in the disaster, it appears that 938 bodies have been recovered and that ninety-three per sons absolutely known to have been aboard tiae vessel are still unaccount ed for. bringing the total mortality of the disaster up to 1.031. Those injured numbered 179. and of the throng of fully 1.500 who em barked on the excursion of St. Mark’s church, hut 236 escaped without in jury. Helen Heller Breaking Down. Boston. June 26. —Miss Helen Kel ler. the gifted deaf an! dumb and blind student at Radeliffe College, has broken down and is reported to he on the verge of nervous prostration. She began to fail two months ago and was ordered by her physician to abstain from college work. It Is believed she will get a degree with the class of 1904. in spite of her inability to fill ail the requirements. COLORADO NEWS ITEMS Mrs. Julia C. Roberta, wife of State Senator H. L. Roberta, died at Idaho Springs June 19th. The Postofflce Department has auth orized two mounted carriers for Den vtf, to begin service July Ist, The school census just completed in Pueblo county shows 14.789 persons of school age, being 451 less than last year. An Immense cinnamon bear from Pagosa Springs is one of the Colorado exhibits at the St. Louis Exposition. Bruin weighs over 800 pounds. Snbscriptions to the Gunnison tunnel have been coming In rapidly and the full 80,000 acres will, it is confidently expected, be pledged in a few days. The labor unions of Denver are ar ranging for a picnic on July 2d. for the benefit of the wives and children of the deported miners of tha Cripple Creek district. Strawberries and cream for all and a free swim in the big pool at the hot springs were the great attractions at Glenwood Springs on Strawberry Day, June 18th. The heavy rain in Prowers county on the night of June 21st did consider* able damage to ditches and flumes in some places, hut it wet the ground thoroughly. The D. & R. G. railway eating house, round house and machine shop at Sar gents. In Saguache county, were burned June 24th. Two locomotives in the ma chine shop were ruined. The annual death rate per thousand for the month of May. as reported by the State Board of Health was sixteen and one-third, or 809 out of an esti mated population of 561,136. A large excursion of Denver printers with their families and friends visited the printers’ home at Colorado Springs on Sunday the 19th inst. It was a great event in the history of the institution. The Santa Fe Railway Company is making plans to relay Its tracks be tween Pueblo and Florence. The pres ent fifty-two—pound rails, laid fifteen years ago. will be replaced with eighty five-pound steel rails. Mr*. A. L. Clark and daughter. Flor ence, aged sixteen, drove Into the Lari mer and Weld canal near Fort Collins, June 23rd, and were both drowned. Mr. Clark was in Ohio at the time. Two children are left motherless. A movement is on foot to hold a northern Colorado fair In Fort Collins next fall and a temporary organization, of which Professor Carlyle of the Ag ricultural College Is president, has been effected for this purpose. The saw mill industry has been re vived in the vicinity o* Monument, El liott and Danks have a contract to saw 1,000,000 feet of lumber for the Hlgby Mercantle Company, which has bought several thousand acres of timber. The report reached Wray June 23rd that Ira Ismb. a ranchman residing just over the line In Nebraska, lost thirty-one head of cattle by lightning in a thunder storm the day before. From appearances all were killed by one bolt. Russell Boles, convicted of the mur der of Harold Fridborn at Denver. Is now in the penitentiary. Unless some outside force interferes or Boles is re prieved or pardoned he Is doomed to remain behind prison bars for the rest cf his natural life. Canon City is entering upon street Improvements on a large scale. It is proposed to lay about twenty-five miles or artificial stone sidewalks. The work is to ho paid for in ten annual install ments. bonds bearing five per cent, in terest being issued on that account. R. A. Leigh, general superintendent of the American Crude Rubber Com pany. states that work will soon be commenced on the water power and factory of the company at Buena Vis ta and‘that he expects to have 100 men at work in th* factory by October Ist. Requests for the special literature be ing issued by the Colorado Promotion and Publicity Committee In its efforts to make the resources, attractions and industries of the Centennial State bet ter known are being received from all over the United States, and even from Europe. Delos F. Powell.cemetery superintend ent of Colorado Springs, a former member of the City Council and a prominent figure In local politics, com mitted suicide at the cemetery June ,23rd, rather than face the disgrace re sulting from the charge of padding of cemetery pay rolls. He shot himself through the head with a revolver. Musser and Too good, who were re cently sentenced by County Judge Orr of El Paso county to the Golden Re form School for burglary and forgery, were returned to Colorado Springs be cause they are over the age limit of sixteen years. Both boys are nineteen years old. The refusal to accept them was under an opinion by Attorney Gen eral Miller. Bowerman has organized a Chamber of Commerce with P. E. Snow of Den ver as Its president. Mr. Snow is a business man of Bowerman and Den ver. Mayor Thomas J. Kane Is vice president; E. B. Morris, treasurer: Ar thur Beymer. secretary, and P. J. Bar on. financial secretary. An anniversary celebration is to be heeld In Bowerman on July 13th. when it will be one year old. Reduced rates are being procured on all railroads. A. A. Stewart, president of the Tay lor Park Railroad Company, when in Buena Vista a few days ago. stated that all arrangements had been made and that work would be commenced in the course of a short time. The first work to be done is the boring of the tunnel which is to pierce the Continental Di vide between St. Elmo and the park, which will he about 1.000 feet long. It is expected to have trains running into Tin Cup in a few months. Judge Peter L. Palmer in the District Court at Denver refused the motion of The Rocky Mountain News Publishing Company for a new trial in the suit of Florence Fridborn. who was recent ly awarded a judgment of $1,250 for al leged libel. The application of attor neys for Miss Fridborn for a n< w trial was also denied. The defendant gave notice of appeal, and was given nine ty days in which to prepare a bill of exceptions. MORE RUSSIAN VESSELS SUNK AND LAND BATTLE IMMINENT New York, June 27. —The Central News has received the following dis patch from its Tokio correspondent, dated June 26th. evening: "A detailed account of the naval bat tle at Port Arthur has just been pub lished here. "The Russian battleships Peresviet, Poltava and Sevastopol and the crull ers Bayan. Askold and Novik emerged from the harbor on the morning of June 25th, led by steamers used for c learing the. mines. At 11 o'clock a. m. the battleships Czarevitch, Retvizan and Pobleda joined the others. "All the ships then advanced, endeav c ring to dispose of the. mines laid by the Japanese, but they were hindered b> two Japanese torpedo boat destroy ers which had been guarding the mouth of the harbor. "At 3 p. m. the Japanese torpedo boats exchanged shots wim seven Rus MAP OF THE THEATER OF WAR. Russian View of Naval Battle. St. Petersburg. June 26. —Up to to night the Japanese report of the loss ot •three Russian shljM? at Port Arthur has not been published here, though the authorities have allowed to he printed a statement that the squadron had made a sortie and also the news of the loss of the Japanese torpedo boat destroy ers. Some of the papers have even commented with satisfaction on the prospect of a fight on the open sea. where the merits of the two fleets would he fairly tested. An official explanation of the oppo sition of the Japanese report is that the admiralty is unwilling to unnecessarily alarm the public by the circulation of such statements entirely on the auth ority of the enemy and in the absence of definite advices from the command er at Port Arthur. It is also suggested as possible that there has been a fight, and that the Japanese have minimized their own losses and magnified those of the Russians, with a view of effecting the new loan which it is understood Japan is negotiating. On the other hand, according to a foreign naval attache, the admiralty to-day admitted that Rear Admiral Wlthoft (the naval commander at Port Arthur) lost one battleship and two < rluisers, but in the absence of details it is impossible to give out any news. In high court and army and navy cir cles. where the report of the Port Ar thur affair has been freely circulated, the Japan version is received with con siderable reserve. The officials do not attempt to dis guise the seriousness and the far-reach ing consequences which might result Horn the loss of three of the Port Ar thur warships, hut they profess to be more inclined to believe that the ves sels were lost In open fight rather than ns the result of a torpedo attack. Should this be the case, the Japanese could not have escaped without ma terial loss and the crippling of one or two of their battleships, enough to as sure command of the sea to the Baltic squadron. There Is much speculation to-night as to whether the Vladivostok squadron might not have gone out, and perhaps be on the eve of joining the Port Ar thur fleet. A telegram from Vladivos tok. dated June 26th. which has been received here, does not mention the squadron, hut It Is conceivable that such mention might be suppressed for strategic reasons. A general tension is evident in this city to-night. There are many rumors afloat, and everyone is realizing that most important news may be expected at any moment. It is reported that a serious land fight has taken place near Tr. Tche Kiao Kiao. in which the Rus sians were defeated, but no’ confirma tion of this report is obtainable. Japanese Advancing. Liao Yang. June 26.—Reports of fir ing between the advance guards are continually coming in. The battles are indecisive but they show that the Jap anese are moving forward regularly on each front. This is corroborated by official dispatches. Members of the Red Cross, togeth er with non-combatants who were de sirous of witnessing the fighting, are leavine southward dailv. sian destroyers which were covering the clearing operations. One of the Russian destroyers was set on fire and ictired inside the harbor. “Subsequently the Japanese decoyed the Russians out to sea and awaited an opportunity to begin a general action, hut between 8 and 9 p. m. the Russian ships made for the harbor. The Japa nese torpedo boat destroyers and torpedo boats chased the Russians and at 9:30 delivered the first attack, in conse quence of which the enemy was thrown into disorder. “During the night eight separate at tacks were delivered, lasting until dawn Friday. In one of these assaults the Chirataka twice torpedoed a battle ship of the Peresviet type and sank her. A battleship of the Sevastopol type and a cruiser of the Diana type were dis abled and towed away. The Russian \easels re-entered the harbor during Friday." Great Rejoicing in Tokio. Tokio, June 26.—Tokio is in a fren zy of enthusiasm over the tremendous naval victory won by the Japanese fleet under Admiral Togo at Port Ar thur on Thursday, fresh details of which are arriving hourly. Every additional dispatch brings confirmation of the utter rout suffered by the Russians. The entire fleets of both powers were engaged, and a naval battle that will live in history was fought in the gathering twilight Thursday night. The engagement resulted from a desperate attempt of the Russians to escape from Port Arthur and effect a junction with the Vladivostok squad ron. The most thrilling gallantry was dis played. The Russians also fought with a courage and desperation born of re peated defeats, but their gun practice was bad. which accounts for the trifling damage which the Japanese ships sus tained during the engagement. Shells from the Russian ships con stantly exploded in the air, or in the water just too short of the mark or just beyond the enemy’s ships. It was the torpedo boats of the Jap anese fleet that inflicted the greatest damage. A torpedo struck the Peres viet midway in the engagement, and in five minutes later, with a roar like an exploding magazine, she sank beneath the waves. A well placed shell struck the other battleship, the name of which has not yet been ascertained, just after the holler, and put her out of commission. The cruiser was hit by a torpedo and disappeared toward Port Arthur, ap parently in a sinking condition. Meanwhile the smaller guns on the Japanese ships were spreading havoc among the torpedo boats of the en eiqv. For more than five hours the battle lasted. The moon rose over the scene of the terrific struggle and showed a blurred and reddened face among the flame and smoke of the conflict. Slowly the Russians backed away from the Japanese ships, describing great loops to keep out of range, and with difficulty making the entrance to Port Arthur, into which they retreated under cover of the guns of the fort ress. The ships of the Japanese sustained little damage. The torpedo boat de stroyer Shirakumo was hit hv a shell which fell in the cabin and three men were killed and three more injured. These were the only casualties on board the Japanese fleet. Battle Expected Soon. New Chwang. June 25. 10 p. m.—An Associated. Press courier who has been out three days returned to-night and reports that Japanese scouts were seen ten miles southwest of Kai Chou this morning. Information from pri vate Russian sources indicate that tho Russians have only a few pieces of field artillery between Liao Yang and Kai Chou. A Chinaman who is known to the Associated Press correspondent as a Japanese agent, says that the Japan ese* plan to enter Kai Chou unopposed not later than Monday, and expect a battle near Ta Tche Klaou. If victori ous. they will place troops in New Chwang immediately.