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The Mystery of
CHAPTER XXV.—Continued.
“You'd better not try to bring three
people back through the drifts," said
the doctor, who had Just come in for
a bite and a cup of coffee.' "You can’t
drive two horses to advantage in this
weather, and if you insist upon going
why don’t you take my mare and cut
ter and go alone? She’s been in the
stable all day and she knows every
inch of the road, so if you Just give
her her head she’ll bring you through
all right. You’d better take my storm
coat and gloves, too, for you’ll find the
wind pretty cold after you’ve been In
• it a bit.”
Although I had but two miles or
thereabouts to travel from the house
to the railway station I made an early
■tart and had the horse at the door
before ten o’clock. The doctor came
down to see me off and gave me a few
parting words of advice.
As 1 opened the door it was almost
blown out of my hand by the force of
the wind and great sheets of snow and
sleet came sailing in, under the prote
•cochere and half way down the hall.
I bundled myself up in the doctor’s
great fur coat and surrounded myself
with his rugs and then, bowing my
head to the fury of the gale, 1 did as
1 had been told, and let the mare
take her own gait and pick her own
way to the train.
The train w*as 40 minutes late and.
after putting my horse in the stable
and blanketing her comfortably In ac
cordance with the doctor’s instruc
tions, I returned to the station and
paced restlessly up and down the wait
ing room, now and then peering anx
iously through the frost-coated win
dows in a childlike way, as if my eyes
could penetrate the blackness of the
night and see for miles down the
Finally, as the time for its arrival
drew near, one of the station men.
with that intuition so frequently ob
served and so incomprehensible to the
average individual, suddenly picked
up a lantern and strode out on the
platform. The heavy rumble of the
oncoming locomotive and the faint
squeal of its whistle struck my ears
at the same instant and, looking out, 1
saw its single bleary eye gleaming
dimly in the distance as it plowed on
through the whirling sleet.
1 was about to go out on the plat
form myself when the station master
called me to the telephone and the
doctor at Carney-Croft said hurriedly:
* “I suppose the train is late but get
MacArdel here as soon as you can .if
you want him to see her alive. It
won’t be many hours now and it may
be —”
There was a snap and a buzzing
sound for an Instant and 1 knew that
the wire was down.
In another moment MacArdel was
by my side, and as soon as we could
get the lantern lighted and the mare
out of the stable we started on our
wild drive to Carney-Croft.
The Entrance of Chico.
I lashed the panting beast until
great welts stood out on her sides and
her hide was lathered with foam, while
we dashed along in the blinding storm
and finally galloped through the gate
way and up the winding road toward
the house. The snow was drifting
heavily and MacArdel leaned over the
side of the sleigh and held the lantern
close to the ground so that I could see
such little traces of the road as re
mained or we would have been ditched
a dozen times In our mad race to the
dying girl.
Suddenly, as we neared the house,
and at a place where the drifts were
deeper and the exhausted horse strug
gled heavily in her effort to make her
way on, a man sprang out of the sleet
and, grasping the animal by the head,
threw her backward with almost su
perhuman strength and brought us to
a standstill.
"What do you mean!” I shouted,
raising the whip high over my head.
“Let us go on or I’ll brain you!”
"Don’t strike, Mr. Ware!” he gasped.
* "it’s Bobbs, sir! You remember
“Let us pass, Bobbs!” I exclaimed,
angrily, losing my astonishment In my
anxiety to reach the house. “I’ll see
you again, Bobbs! It’s the doctor,
here, for Miss Weston!”
"I know, sir," he panted, "and it’s
the doctor I want! She’s gone, sir,
and I’m afraid he’s going, too. Come
with me, for God’s sake!”
“Do you mean she’s dead, Bobbs?”
I cried, as a great lump rose in my
“Yes, oh, yes!" he almost screamed.
“The doctor can’t do her no good!
She died some half hour ago, and he’s
dying, too, I tell you! Have you no
heart, sir? Oh, bring the doctor to
him, in God’s name!”
"Can we drive?" I asked, suddenly,
realizing the fellow's meaning and ap
preciating the uselessness of our go
ing on to the house.
“No,” he replied, "but it’s only a
step. sir. I’ll show you the way. Oh,
I thought you would never come, sir!”
We sprang out and, giving Bobbs
the lantern, followed him through the
snow to the side of the house on
which Miss Weston’s windows opened.
"He doesn’t know she’s gone yet."
said Bobbs. as he trudged along, light
ing our way as best he could. "But he
knows it must be soon, and he’s been
waiting out here in the storm for over
six hours.”
We came to a tree, partly sheltered
by some shrubbery around it, and
leaning against its trunk was
poor John Carney, tottering feebly for
support and gazing fixedly at the win
dow behind which lay the body of his
loved one.
“It’s Mr. Carney, sir,” explained
Bobbs, choking down a sob. “You
might not know him, sir, he’s changed
so In the year and it’s a long bit since
you saw him last.”
MacArdel made no move to go near
him and we stood there, I in expecta
tion and MacArdel with an air of pro
fessional scrutiny. Carney spoke, but
without turning his head.”
“I know you. Ware,” he said slowly
and painfully, raising his voice feebly
to make it heard above the fury of the
storm. "You have been good to Flor
ence and so to me—and —l thank you.
I can't say more than that, Ware, but
my thanks are heartfelt.”
He paused and seemed to choke for
an instant before he resumed:
"You must purdon me. Ware, for all
the trouble I’ve made you and for the
worry that Florence has had to suffer,
but I was too sure of myself when I
thought I could frighten you away
with the ghosts that Bobbs and I man
ufactured and the letters that I had
him write you. No one knew we were
here but Bobbs' good mother, and
she's been more than a mother to me,
Ware. You must never let her want
for anything as long as she lives. She
and Bobbs must be well provided for
when I'm gone. Ware.”
He stopped again and gasped heav
ily for breath, but soon he recovered
himself and went on, though more
feebly and with greater effort than be
fore :
"I know I was foolish to do this.
Leaning Against Its Trunk Was Poor John Carney.
Ware, but at first I fancied I could
stay here and keep out of sight of the
authorities and then, when I needed
exercise, we thought of the ghosts as
a means of keeping people away and
giving me more freedom.”
He had not taken his eyes from the
window in all this time and the snow
was falling so heavily that we were
covered thickly with its soft, fleecy
Again he began to speak while we
stood as men entranced, but his voice
was even weaker than before and it
was with difficulty that we could make
out all that he said.
"I’ll be gone soon. Ware, and you
must keep it all from the people and
have me burled at once. You know
there would be a panic if they knew,
and yet there would be no danger in
this climate. It's only when you live
right in the midst of it. Ware, and
have it on all sides of you all the time,
as I did in Hawaii, trying to help
those poor souls in their sufferings.
"There’s no danger. Ware, to any
one and yet. if they'd found me I'd
have been penned up somewhere like
a wild beast, and I couldn't bear it.
I know I was foolish over it, and that
I protably could have bought my free
dom In away. but once we got settled
here I wanted to stay in peace. You
know we never bothered you with the
ghosts after Florence came back, and
I had Bobbs send you that one last
note in a faint hope that you would
go away again.
"Bobbs wrote to Annie for me, too,
telling her to talk with Mrs. Bruce and
try and persuade you to go, but she
only begged to see me and insisted on
keeping as near to me as she could.
Of course. I could not see her. Ware,
but she used to write me every day
and leave the letters on the window
sill for Chico to get after dark. I
wasn’t able to answer them. Ware, for
1 am perfectly helpless now, you
know.” and he changed his position
enough to show us two arms swathed
in bandages, "but God only knows
what a comfort they were to me, and
Bobbs or his mother got a word to
her from me whenever they could.”
He was panting noisily from the ef
fort of his long exertion, and Bobbs
made a deprecatory gesture as if he
would have him stop, but Carney mo
tioned him away and began once more
in faint, disjointed words:
"I mustn't stop now, Bobbs. I have
more to say and my time Is growing
He leaned heavily against the tree
for support and paused as if summon
ing to his aid all his energy and all his
courage, and then gasped on:
"Be good to Florence when she
comes to you. Ware, and—God's —
blessing—on you—both.”
Suddenly, and with a muflled sob,
he lunged forward and raised his poor
distorted arms toward the window,
which his gaze had never left for an
instant. One of the nurses appeared
and raised the sash to the top, letting
the bitter wintry air rush in and fill
the death chamber.
“It's the end," moaned Carney, in a
scarcely audible tone. "It's the end.
and yet the beginning, too. Oh! my
God, be kind —be good to me now. I
cannot wait—my Annie —I —am —com-
ing I Ware —by her side
Ware —by her side Ware
don’t forget. I cannot
harm her now I Annie
my precious Our Father
who art Amen my Annie.”
As we sprang to support him the
light of the lantern flashed across his
cruelly disfigured face und MacArdel
muttered in my ear:
"Leprosy —poor devil, just as I
thought, but what he said was true,
Ware. There’s no danger to anyone
We lowered him gently to the
ground and the rapidly drifting snow
received him in its soft enbrace and
covered him over like a shroud.
Some hours later, when the house
was quiet for the night and MacArdel
had retired to his room, I called Bobbs
into the dimly lighted library and said:
"It's late, I know, Bobbs, and we
are all worn out in inind and body, but
I want you to tell me the rest of this
story before you go.”
There's little to tell now, sir," said
Bobbs, bravely keeping back his tears.
"We lived either in my mother's house
or in the old celiar with the tunnel
that leads to the river. Mrs. Bruce Is
my mother, sir, and my name is Rob
ert Bruce, but in the old country they
used to call me “Bobs,’ sir, after Lord
Roberts, you know.
Original, Frozen Off, Is Replaced by
One of Vulcanite.
Philadelphia.—Greatly altered in ap
pearance, but for the better, David
Dodson, of Barnesboro, Pa., walked
out of the dental hall of the Universi
ty of Pennsylvania, proud wearer of a
substitute for his nose that was frozen
off in a blizzard several years ago.
Last year Dodson prevailed on Dean
C. H. Frazier, of the medical depart
ment, to attempt to graft a finger of
his right hand on his face to form the
nose. When the operation was about
to prove successful, Dodson, crazed by
pain, pulled the finger out of Its place
and made the operation a failure.
The new nose is made of flesh-col
ored vulcanite, with block-tin tubes,
and Is held on the face by means of
a pair of bow spectacles and a heavy
false mustache.
The case was handled by Philip
Kurtz, a senior of the dental depart
ment. under the direction of Dr. A.
De Witt Grltman.
To Work Sapphire Mines.
Preparations are being made to
work the sapphire mines at Yogo
gulch extensively. Yogo dike, which
is in Montana. Is four miles long and
it is estimated that the workable rock
will approximate 10.000.000 cubic
yards. While the stones found there
are comparatively small, they are un
usually brilliant, without flaws and of
beautiful tints. Their shape is gen
erally of such character that the
culls, or smaller ones, are well suited
for bearings of watches, and for this
purpose they need little cutting.
Doing It Up.
"This bill is too high,” said the cus
tomer. "Too high?” ejaculated the
laundryman. "That’s what I said; too
high.” But, man, do you know how
long it takes to do up a shirt?” "Why,
about four washings.”
Ghosts Are Sent to Prison.
Berlin, August 24. —.\ remarkable
case in which a hnuntetl house played
a prominent part has ju t been heard
at Munich. A family named Wolf
hired a farmhouse from an aged widow
living near Ammersei- The house
suited them, but the pr. nee of the
aged woman in the hous did not, and
they began to supply the premises with
a number of ghosts, as i > knew she
was most superstitious, and in daily
and nightly terror of supernatural
Wolf and his wife and two daugh
ters installed altogethi r seventeen
ghosts. First, they tried wicked
spirits, then angelic ones, with the re
sult that the wretched woman was
nearly driven crazy by her nightly
The spirits injured the cows, killed
cocks and hens, stole egg and butter,
•and made unearthly noises at mid
night. Then Wolf offered help to
cleanse the house of spirits for a con
sideration, and in proc. s.s of time
these cleansing operations cost over
The widow was robbed of all she
had and was in addition suffering from
brain fever, when the police began to
take notice. The result was that Wolf
was sentenced to five years’ penal
serviture, to pay a heaw fine and
to suffer ten yeurs' loss of civil rights,
hir. wife and one of his daughters to
two years and the other daughter to
eighteen months' imprisonment.
The precious family had regular re
hearsals of its nocturnal swindle be
fore practicing it on the victim.
Giant Weighs 750 Pounds.
Fort Scott, Kan. —The other morning
a* the 'Frisco track here was seen the
biggest man in the world. He is
k.’own as Baby Jim Simmons, a negro,
ar.d weighs 750 pounds There are
few people who will believe that any
human being could attain such a great
weight unless they chanced to see tills
mastodon. One glimpse, however, al
lays all doubt.
Simmons was accompanying W. It.
Macßurnett. a theatrical circus man,
to St. Joseph. He lives at Beaumont,
Texas. Simmons occupb d the two
seats in the smoker and slept all the
time from early morning until 0
•.’clock, although then- was a con
sent stream of people scrambling
through the car to see him. Efforts to
wake the negro were unsuccessful. He
remained there, snoring loudly and
also breathing heavily. Finally his
manager came through the car.
cleared out the curious oims and took
his big one to the yestlbule to give
him an airing. A newspaper man
was admitted to converse with the
giant for a few minutes
Simmons said he was twenty years
of age; that his parents were botli
small, though his grandparents each
weighed more than 200 pounds. He
says he does not eat or drink any
more than the average-sized man and
that he enjoys the best of health. Ills
heart behaving in a most satisfactory
manner. He is but sixty nine inches
tall and is “farther around than up
and down,” to use a small boy’s ex
May Clear Murder Mystery.
Cripple Creek.—A letter signed
“Edith,” found in the clothes of a col
ored man known as Henry George, who
died at the county hospital recently,
may result in the clearing of the mys
tery connected with two murders and
the robbery of the tioatuUic© at Gre
The letter, dated December 14, 1900,
demands money under threats to re
turn the recipient to the "pen" in
Colorado, refers to "the killing of that
man In St. Louis” and adds: "You
and John killed that old man that kept
bridge in Duluth.”
The authorities at ('anon City were
notified and Warden Cleghorn has
identified the negro as convict No.
5509, Walter Carp« nt**r by name, who
was sent up from El Paso county Sep
tember 8, 1902, for five to seven years
for burglary and assault. A reference
in the letter to Guthrie. Oklu., has
caused inquiries to be made of the au
thorities there, which may result in
the arrest of "Edith."
Divorces in Albany County.
vorces for the census bureau of the
federal government being prepared by
Deputy Clerk Ihmsen of the District
Court for the count > of Albany, some
interesting facts are brought out. The
report will cover the last twenty years.
Mr. Ihmsen, being to give the
number of divorces by months, the pe
titioning party, the cause and the re
sult. In the twenty years 240 divorces
were granted here, nine-tenths of
these to women. Of these three-fourths
were on the grounds of desertion and
drunkenness, in the latter specification
some of the most remarkable state
ments of cruelty and neglect being
made by the fair petitioners. Of the
divorces to men at least three-fourths
were on the ground of infidelity, the
co-respondent being name in some In
stances. In 1895 th«- greatest number
cl divorces were granted in one year.
Ault Getting Ready.
Ault, Colo. —Big preparations are be
ing made for the Ault carnival to be
held September 29th. The affair will
be everything that the name Indicates,
with the races, games, hands and a bal
loon ascension, and a special rate has
been secured from Boulder and all in
termediate stations on the Colorado &
Southern road.
In connection with the foregoing at
tractions there will be a fine agricul
tural exhibit. Ault is the center of an
agricultural section developing rapidly,
whose farmers are enterprising, as
shown by the big agricultural display
from there at the Harvi st Day festival
at Greeley, Ant winning the first prize.
In Jail at Sundance.
Sundance, Wyo.—John Dodshon. ar
rested a few days ago near Belle Four
che, and wanted in this county on a
charge of horse stealing, was brought
to the county pail. He was accom
panied by his wife and child. Dod
shon was a few years ago released
from the penitentiary, where he had
served ten years of a life sentence for
To Water Shoshone Reservation.
Lander, Wyo.—President Morton .and
the full board of directors of the Wyo
tning Central Irrigation Company will
be here next week to go over the irri
gation plans of the ceded portion of the
Shoshone reservation, where the com
pany has a permit to construct an irri
gation system to water approximately
•It)' ’OO acres, of which It has 12,000
acres under water. It proposes to sell
the water rights to th homesteaders
at S2O an acre, where the entire pay
ment is made in cash, or $25 in five
equal annual payments, or S3O in ten
equal annual payments
Canon City, Colo. —Always a stoic,
noncommittal and taciturn, Andrew
Johnson, condemned to die for the
murder of Marshal Friable at Lamar,
received the news that Acting Gov
ernor Harper had commuted his sen
tence to life imprisonment with a
smile and the words:
‘That Is good news."
Not another word or comment es
caped from the lips of this insccrutable
man. whose death seemed but a few
hours removed.
Johnson has been a puzzle to War
den John Cleghorn for months, and de
spite the latter’s best efforts to draw
out the man and learn something of his
past and his relations, not the slight
est Information could bo obtained.
When Governor Harper's reprieve
came Warden Cleghorn made one last
effort to force Johnson to toll some of
the innermost'secrets of his heart and
Every condition favored Warden
Cleghorn, but aguln he failed, and that
utterly. Warden Cleghorn acknowl
edged the receipt of the message In
these words: "I am glad to hear it,
governor, for the reason I don't relish
hanging men.”
Then Warden Cleghorn put into ex
ecution his plan for forcing Johnson to
loose his tongue ami tell the secrets
that He buried bo deep In his heart.
Warden Cleghorn went to the execu
tion house and walked rapidly to John
son’s cell, where he stopped abruptly
and looked tbrougli the heavy steel
grated door.
"Step to the door. Johnson," com
manded Warden Cleghorn.
Johnson sprang from the narrow cot
on which he had been lying and stood
"How are you feeling?” asked th©
"Fine,” answered the convict.
"How can you feel fine with death
staring you in the fnce?” asked War
den Cleghorn. "You know you are sen
tenced to die this week. Are you ready
to die now?”
"I am ready to die,” was all Johnson
raid, in a voice clear, strong and emo
tionless and without the faintest sign
of a quiver of any of his facial muscles.
Turning to Death Watch W. 8. Jones
Warden Cleghorn said: "Bring John
son out, then.”
Jones unlocked the heavy steel
door and beckoned Johnson to come
forth. The convict stepped from the
«ell Into the long corridor, with his
hands on his hips. He was cool and
collected and evidently ready for the
worst. Warden Cleghorn eyed him for
a full minute, but Johnson did not
change his attitude in the least. Then
Warden Cleghorn said:
"Johnson, the governor has com
muted your sentence to life imprison
A faint smile lit up the prisoners
face, and he said: "Well, that's good
Johnson was led by Guard Jones
back to his old cell.
Believes Negro Is Essential to the
Welfare of the South.
Lexington. Ky— Secretary Taft
opened the Republican state campaign
here with a speech on the ruce prob
lem. He said that the South s lack of
representation In the councils of the
nation was due to the fact that a single
issue has made it the property of the
Democratic party so that, however
small the northern head, it controls
that tail.
"The negro,” said Mr. Taft, "Is nec
essary to the South as a laborer
skilled and unskilled. He Is an Ameri
can. He has no other country than
this, and when called upon to defend
It he lays down his life with the same
freedom that the white man sacrifices
his Ours is the Hag he loves—the
only one he knows.
"It is our duty to see to it that his
path Is made as easy as possible, and
that his progress is as Incessant as
proper encouragement can make it.
"The fifteenth amendment does not
require that every negro should vote.
All that it requires is that he should
not be excluded from voting because
he Is a negro. If he lacks educational
qualifications, property qualifications
or any other qualification that the
state may lawfully impose as a rule
of eligibility for Its voters, then he
may be excluded, provided that every
one else who lacks similar qualifica
tions is equally excluded.
"The fifteenth amendment does not
involve so-called negro domination;
and to permit the question at this late
date—forty years after the war—to
control the votes of intelligent men In
respect to the Issues that are living,
is to indicate lack of sense of propor
"If only under the influence of Presi
dent Roosevelt’s administration, some
of the southern states. Including Ken
tucky, could be led into the Republi
can column, In accordance with the
real sympathies of the voters of those
states, it would be a crowning glory
of his administration.
"As an American citizen and lover
of my country. I long for the time
when the South shall be received again
into the councils of the nation and
when the people of that section shall
resume the Influence to which they are.
entitled and which they deny them
selves by being frightened at a mere
ghost of the past.”
Auto Scares Horse to Death.
Cheyenne, Wyo.—A draft horse
owned by Deputy Sheriff R. A. Proctor
was scared to death by an automobile
The horse, which had been bred in
the country, was being driven to town
.'by Proctor’s sons. At the Intersection
jof Ferguson and Boulevard a large
touring car, traveling at a high rate
of speed, narrowly missed striking the
With a squeal af terror the animal
reared straight upward and full back
In the harness stone dead.
Total Production for 1906 Amounts to
10,111,218 Tons.
The total production of coal in Colo
rado in 1906 amounted to 10,111.21$
short tons, having a spot value of {12,-
With the exception of 1904, Colora
lo's coal production has increased each
year since 1894. The output in 1906 ex
ceeded any previous record in the his
.ory of the state, and compared with
1905, when the previous maximum pro
luction was recorded, It Bhowod an In
irease of 1,284,789 short tons, or 14 6
jer cent, while the value Increased
(1,924.638, or 17.8 per cent. The out
put of 1906 was nearly double that of
1900, and was considerably more than
three tlmos that of 1896, ten years
The rapid growth of the coal mining
industry in Colorado In 190a and 1906
has been due in large part to the
growing iron industries ot the state.
The gold and silver smelting compar
nies are also large consumers of coal,
and as this and the other Rocky moun
tain states are rapidly lncr.asiiig In
population and manufacturing indus
tries. the production of coal will con
tinue to increase.
Notwithstanding the prolonged sus
pension of mining in the Mississippi
valley states, no strikes occurred In
Colorado during 1906, which was th©
second year of this rather unusual con
dition. Returns to the United Slates
Geological Survey for 1906, shot" that
.1,368 men were employed in the coal
nines of Colorado in 1906, and that they
worked for an average of 265 days,
is compared with 11,020 men for an
average of 255 days in 1905, and 0f5,123
men for 261 days in 1904. Tl.e average
production per man in 1906 was 889.4
;ons for the year, and 3.32 tons per day,
is compared with 801 tons per man
per year, and 3.14 per man per day, in
Most of the larger mines in the state
work on a ten-hour basts, forty-eight
mines, employing 5,222 men. having
worked ten hours; nine mines, employ
ing 655 men, working nine hours; and
fifty-nine mines, employing 2,973 men,
working eight hours
The statistic relating to the use of
mluing machines In 1906 showed that
136 machines wer; employed in the
mines of Colorado, and that 1,270,591
tons of coal were undercut by them,
as compared 122 machines and 1,247,*
687 tons of machine mined coal in f 505.
Seventy five of the machines in use In
1906, were of the pick or puncher type,
fifty-one wore chain machines, and teu
were long-wall.
The coal-producing areas of Colorado
may be divided into three groups, the
east »m, park, and western, the fields
of v’hlch are separated by areas of
great elevation and erosion. The
groups are subdivided into distinct
Helds as follows: The eastern group
into the Raton. Conon City, and South
Platte; the park group Into the Mid
lie Bark and Como; and the western
group Into the Yumpu, Grand River,
ind I-a Plata.
The coals embrace practically every
variety, from lignite to anthracite.
Many of the bituminous varieties are
excellent coking coals, the coke pro
duced from them supporting Impor
tant iron-making Industries In different
l portions of the state. Nearly twenty
[ per cent, of the total output of Colo
rado is made Into coke, and nearl> all
of the coal is washed before it is
' charged into the ovens.
Mrs. Cecile D. Warren Dies.
A superior woman, possessed of
many distinguished qualities, passed
away at Oakes Home August 19th, In
the death of Mrs. Ceclle D Warren.
Mrs. Warren was well known in the
[West, particularly in Colorado, where
practically all of her relatives live. She
was a sister of Mrs W. F. McCartney
and the mother of Mrs .1 Frank Ed
monds and Mrs Harry E. Newton, all
residents of Denver.
Mrs. Warren came to Denver about
three years ago from her old home In
San Diego, California. She was born
in Michigan. Funeral services of an
Impressive but simple nature wer©
held nt the Chapel of Our Merciful Sav
ior. Oakes Home, on the afternoon
of August 20th. Interment was at
Graceland cemetery, Chicago.
Meets Horrible Death.
Lendvllle. Marlon Coble. aged
twenty-two. met a horrible death at
the plant of the American Zinc Extrac
tion Company. He was employed at
the mill us assistant foreman and his
duty was to watch the machinery oper
ating the roasters und ore crushers.
One of the belts slipped from the pul
ley, and while another employe went
to the motor to stop the machine. Coble
climbed a ladder, evidently io adjust
the belt wii n the machinery stopp' d
When his companion stopped the
motor and climbed the ladder he
found Coble's lifeless body caught be
twei n the pulley and the belt.
Coble came here a few months ago
from Topaz, Missouri.
U. P. and C. S. Agreed.
Cheyenne, Wyo. -Announcement is
made at the headquarters of the Wyo
ming division of the Colora lo & South
ern that the Joint track agreement be
tween the Colorado & Southern and
the Union Pacific, wl# eby the former
will operate trains over the track of
the latter between Cheyenne and D ri
ver, will go into effect September 1.
The agreement would have become ef
fective some time ago had not the
Colorado & Southern strike prevented.
This agreement means that twelve or
fourteen additional Colorado train and
engine crews will be stationed in Chey
Weds Late Husband’s Comrade.
Cheyenne, Wyo.—Mrs. Mary L.
Donahue and Davis Hanna were mar
ried at the home of the bridegroom.
The bride is the widow of Engineer
A. Donahue of the Colorado & South
ern, who was killed In a wreck on the
Wyoming division eighteen months
Hanna is employed by the Colorado
& Southern as an engineer. His first
wife died suddenly three or four
months ago, and her death was Inves
tigated by the coroner The bride Is
nany years the senior of the groom.
Colley Coming West.
Washington. Assistant Attorney
General Colley left Washington for a
trip through the West .to establish four
naturalization districts. He will go to
Denver. Sun Francisco. Seattle ami St.
Paul, establish district headquarters
In each and appoint a local agent to
co-operate with the authorities. The
purpose of the plan is the enforce
ment the naturalization laws. The
territory embraces several districts,
which will be determined upon later.
Chicago.—Money for the aid of the
striking telegruphers is beginning to
come In at the rate of several thou
sand dollars dally, according to union
leaders. Simultaneously with this an
nouncement came the admission that
the strike at ItH outset had been a
stampede, notwithstanding tho rapid
movements of the executive board to
legalize It wherever It broke out. "Dan
gerous spies" of flnancll interests back
of the telegraph companies are ac
cused of precipitating the stampode.
No money will be paid out for strike
benefits except where absolutely nec
essary. The leaders feel they have a
long, hard fight on their hands and
need every dollar of the war fund. Just
where the money Is coining from, or
tile amount, the general officers did
not think it wise to state. "We are
getting some handsome contribu
tions,” said Secretaiy Russell.
Dangerous spies are in the Com
mercial Telegraphers’ union, accord
ing to President S. J. Small. These
spies are responsible for the present
stampede strike, he charges, and are
also trying to cause u stampede of tho
railroad telegraphers.
"These spies are endeavoring to get
us into as much trouble as possible,”
he said. "They manipulated things so
that the stampede strike was begun
and are now using their every effort
to spread the trouble to the railroad
"Dp you charge them with bringing
about this stampede strike?" asked
International Secretary Wesley Rus
sell. wlio was listening to President
Small while he was making the
"Yes,” replied the strike leader. "We
all know It is true and it Is time for
the public to learn the truth.”
President Small then said that huge
financial interests were behind those
The sensational statement of Presi
dent Small placed a new light upon
the strike of telegraphers and was
said to demonstrate that the national
officers had opposed the calling of tho
Officials of the telegraph companies
said that they were securing new men
every day.
On the other linnd, according to
President Small, the entire South, the
fur West and the great Northwest are
without telegraphic communication.
No Arbitration in Sight.
Mr. Small gave out a sensational In
terview as lie prepared for his trip
to New York on Saturday.
"And I am not going there to seek
arbitration." he declared. "All this
talk about tho companies doing a nor
mal business is bosh.
"The Western Union,” he continued,
"is only doing 25 per cent, of its nor
mal business. Ten per cent, of this Is
over the wires and 15 per cent,
is transmitted through the mails.
"Here Is the condition In the South:
New Orleans, Galveston, Memphis are
nof on the telegraphic map. You can*
not send telegrams south of I»ufsvllle,
and there is only one operator at work
there. He is connected witli the As
sociated Press.
“The condition In tho far West —•
San Francisco cannot be reached by
telegraph. This is a condition that
has existed since the inauguration of
the strike.
"In the Northwest —St. Paul Is ns
far north ns th** two commercial com*
ppnlcs can riach. Beyond that they
are unable to handle n message.
"Reports from South Carolina Indi
cate that every telegrapher In the
state has gone on strike. That statu
is isolated from the world.
"The companies are not handling
anything like normal business. Re
ports indicate they are handling about
2" per cent, of their regular business,
but less than one lialf of this Is done
o'er th<- win s. The remainder, about
15 per cent of tile whole. Is handled
b\ mail and express."
President Small said he was willing
that a committee should he appointed
to investigate conditions In the strike
bound offices and determine whether
tbe\ were running under “normal con
ditions,” ns the companies claim.
$1.50 a Day for John D.
Chicago—While the government
lias not yet collected the $29,246,000
which Judge I andis Imposed as a fine
on the Standard Oil Company, John
I) Rockefeller has completed arrange
m< nts to collect $73.90 from Uncle
Sam. The amount is due him for his
appearance as a witness in the pro
ceedings at the rate of $1.50 a day as
witness fee and $72.40 as mileage at
the rate of 10 cents per mile for the
721 miles traversed In reaching tho
court of Judge l-andis.
The necessary documents have beer,
filled out and sent to Cleveland for the
oil king's signature. Then a check
will be mailed. The affidavit from
Mr. Rockefeller detailing bis expendi
ture of time and travel was received
by J. P. Wolf, deputy United States
marshal. Thursday.
Highball Too Much for Dorothy.
Grand Lake, Colo --The cup of tho
Grand Lake Yacht Club was won by*
tne Highball, owned by R. C. Campbell,
who took the third race in nn exciting
finish. At the start of the race the
Dorothy II held the lead until the
turn around the second buoy. There
the Highball took the lead and won
the race by 1 minute and 54 seconds.
The Jessica was thlfd in the race, but
failed to finish within the time limit,
and the race Itself was finished within
four minutes of the time limit.
The Dorothy II Is owned by Commo
dore W. H Bryan( und made an excel*
Jent race.
The cup. which goes to Mr. Camp
bell, will be contested for again next
year and the yacht races will be an
nual events hereafter.
The wind wan weak throughout th©
race and the boats made slow time. A
targe crowd witnessed the races.

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