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of CARNEYVROFT BY JOSEPH BROWN COOKE CHAPTER XXVl.—Continued. "Mother helped take care of Mr. Carney, sir, and washed his things and the bandages he used, and when we had to go to the cellar to stay as we did when you came, fearin' as you might see us at the house. Mr. Jenks would get the things for her when we’d leave'm in the path. We always had enough to eat stored away for such times and we could get water from the river, but sometimes we had to send things to mother and so Mr. Jenks would take them. He didn’t know we were here at all, sir. but he wants to marry mother, you know, and so he'd do whatever she told him, without asking any questions. "Was it Jenk • who told you when I cabled to Europe?” I asked. “You must have known of It very soon to have answered it so promptly." "Yes, sir,” replied Bobbs. "You see, sir, he's at the station every day, and a message to England made such a sensation that they were all talking of it. sir. When I told Mr. Carney about it. sir, he said I should answer it as I did. so I wrote at once to my cousin in New York, who'd been attending to the letters for us, sir, when they were sent on from London." "How did you make the ghosts ap- She Nestled in My Arms. pear so well, Bobbs?" I asked. "They seemed to fairly float in the air." "Oh, that was this way. sir," said Bobbs. “When Mr. Carney got so that he couldn't walk, on account of his feet being so bad, sir, he got some of those cycle skates with the big rubber wheels and we used to exercise with ’em at night, on the paths, sir. They'd go right over the leaves and grass, too. if it was pretty sharp down hill— we always went to the river, sir. when . we were trying to get away, so that ' we could dive into the mouth of the old tunnel, if need be. We never had to do it but once. That was the time you and the other gentleman first saw us, sir. Most generally the folks would be so frightened that they would run, and then we could drop behind a bush and take off the sheets, like we did the night you had mother and Mr. Jenks down by the path, sir.” "But about the notes and the cigar case, Bobbs? How did you manage that?” I asked. Bobbs tearfully produced a small monkey, not much larger than a kit ten. from one of his pockets and. stroking the little animal affectionate ly, he said with emotion: "It was Chico, sir. Mr. Carney brought him for a pet and he is almost human, sir, and will do anything you tell him. He's so sly. sir. that he can pick your pocket in broad daylight, sfr, and you’ll never find him out. I don't know about the cigar case, sir, but the day after you came last summer he got away and must have been in the library, where you and the other gen tleman were looking for something. After you'd gone to the village, sir. I found him under one of the big chairs, clinging to the bottom, and scared half out of his wits as he al ways is after he's been playing pranks. You see,” he explained, "I had a key to the kitchen door and could get In and out as I pleased until you had the new locks put on.” "Bobbs," I said, raising from my )) scat, “I want to ask you one more question before you go. Do you re member the first note that you sent, me? The one Chico brought when ne climbed up the ivy into my window last summer?” "Yes. sir,” said Bobbs, briefly. "Well, how did you happen to sav COPYRIGHT 1007 BY •STORY-PPEOd CORPORATION what you did in that note?” I asked. "Mr. Carney told me to say it, ot course, sir,” replied Bobbs. "Do you know why he did so?" 1 continued. "Yes, sir," said Bobbs. "I was in the house watching you the day you came, sir, and when you picked up that glove of Miss Carney's and kissed It, sir, I told him of it. Then he said I should write the note as I did, sir, and that you’d make a good husband for her and he hoped you would marry her, sir.” "That will do, Bobbs," I said. “Good night, my boy. I hope you’ll get some sleep." 1 sat down once more by the dimly burning lamp and. taking the glove from my pocket, I kissed it gently again and again. A slight sound caused me to raise my eyes and 1 saw Florence Carney standing, with out stretched hands, in the shadow of one of the bookcases. I sprang toward her and. Bobbing softly, she nestled in my arms, with hers entwined about my neck. * The only guest at my bachelor din ner, on the eve of my marriage, was MacArdel, and, as we were sipping our coffee, he exclaimed: "By the way. Ware, you owe mo this dinner. You remember our little wager last summer, don't you?" "I remember it very well. Indeed," I replied with a smile, "but it hasn't been decided in full. You don’t know It. old man, but I haven’t proposed to her yet," and we tossed a coin for the bill. THE END. THREE BROTHERS, EACH MAYOR. All Are Democrats and All Were Elected on the Same Day. Muskogee, I. T.—The Watts family, of which W. J. Watts was the head in Indian territory, has a record that is without a parallel. There are three Watts brothers, each of whom is mayftr of the town In which he resides, all of them Dem ocrats, and all were elected to the office of mayor on the same day. W. J. Watts came to Indian terri tory In 1871. and established a home. He lived in the Cherokee Nation until 1901, when he died, leaving three sons. They are Jesse G. Watts, mayor of Saltisaw; Thomas J. Watts, mayor of Mulgrow, and Charles G. Watts, mayor of Wagoner. All three arc law yers. W. J. Watts was prominent In the Indian politics of the Cherokee Na tion. and made one of the greatest fights in the history of the nation for the establishment of certain rights of citizens of that jurisdiction. The elder of the sons, Jesse G. Watts, is a prob able candidate for the Democratic congressional nomination from the Third district. Character in Hats. A milliner with a turn for philosophy declares that a woman's character Is infallibly revealed by the hat she wears. “There are audacious hats, modest hats, ridiculous hats, and hats that reveal the wearer as cautious and secretive. As a rule, a woman of strong personality may be trusted to choose a hat to suit her. She is strong enough to withstand the temptation to wear something merely fashionable. The vulgar, self-assertive woman, generally selects a 'loud' obtrusive hat, but even that I prefer to the fu nereal style of headgear affected by the morbid woman " 85 PLUNGED INTO ETERNITY FAMOUS QUEBEC BRIDGE COL LAPSES AND FALLS WITH HU MAN FREIGHT 180 FEET. SHOOK EARTH AS QUAKE NO WARNING IS GIVEN AND HU MAN LIVES CARRIED DOWN INTO SURGING WATERS. 85 DEAD.—DIMENSIONS. Great Quebec Bridge Falls.—Bs Lives Lost. Total length of bridge, 3,300 feet. Maximum span, 1,800 feet. (Firth of Forth span, 1.710 feet.) Central span, G 75 feet. Two side suspended spans, 500 feet each. Two SG2V£-foot cantilever arms. Height above low tide-water, 180 feet. Cantilever trusses 350 feet above main piers. Highest point of cantilever above low tide, 414 feet. Cost when complete, $7,000,- 000. Commenced In 1900. A.A.AAAAAAAAAAAAA..A..A..A..A..A..A Quebec. —Eighty-five lives, according to a close estimate, were lost near here when the great Quebec cantilever bridge in course of construction across the St. Lawrence river went down of its own weight. The details of the great catastrophe most impressively emphasizes the clean sweep of life the giant structure made when It fell into the water 180 feet below. With the first break of dawn half a dozen government and Quebec Bridge Company tugs began a search of the St. river for the victims. The terrific drop of the great steel struc ture from 180 feet above the surface of the river crushed the bodies of many of the workmen in a frightful manner and it is feared many will never be found. Many of the dead were Americans brought here by the Phoenix Bridge Company of Phconix vllle, Pennsylvania, which had the con tract for the iron work on the bridge. Both local and the Dominion authori ties have taken steps to Investigate the cause of the disaster and to fix the re sponsibility. Some of the workmen expressed the belief that the main pier gave way un der tremendous strain of overhanging steel work. M. P. Davis of Ottawa, the contractor who built the piers, made a hasty examination, however, and re ported them in good condition, al though the steel superstructure had fallen upon them. Rescue Engineer. A locomotive and several freight cars loaded with steel girders were moving out upon the bridge just before the structure collapsed. Engineer Joss, who was on the locomotive, went into the river with his engine, but was picked up 300 feet below the bridge. Fireman Davis perished. Engineer Joss was removed to Levis hospital, where he rapidly recovered from the ef fects of his plunge into the river. Ac cording to his story the steel work overhanging the river was the first to show signs of weakness. At the first sign of danger Joss shut off the steam but his locomotive continued t.o move toward the end of the bridge which had begun to totter and a moment later the engine went down. There is scarcely a family In the vil lage of St. Romuald’s and New Liver pool which has not been bereaved, while in some cases five and six men of a single family have been killed. From almost every house is heard the sound of lamentations of women. The men are gathered around the approaches to the wrecked bridge aiding in the ef forts to rescue those who are still alive or caring for thebodies of the dead. It was known tthat there were about 100 men at work on this part of the structure and the tidings caused the most intensive anxiety, which gradu ally grew Into a despairing certainty that one of the most terrible disasters Canada has ever known had taken place. Fearful Disaster. There was nothing of an untoward nature reported that could give the slightest indication during the past few days that the huge structure was in a dangerous condition. It was built on such immense lines that it did not seem possible that it could break down. Whether tho fall was caused by. a de fect in the material or by an error in the calculations of the engineer is a mere matter of conjecture. One certain fact is where there was almost half of a bridge that was to have been one of the engineering wonder of the world, there is nothing now but a mass of twisted iron wreckage. The southern extension of the bridge which collapsed was rapidly nearing the zenith of the Immense steel arch which was to span the river. For 800 feet from the shore the massive steel structure reared an arch with no sup ports save the piers from the shore and one pier in the river about 150 feet from the shore, while the outward ex tremity was 180 feet above the water. The end of the half arch bent down a trifle and a moment later the whole enormous fabric began to give way, slowly at first, then with a terrific crash which was plainly heard in Que bec and which shook the whole country side so that the residents rushed out of their houses thinking that an earth quake had occurred. Longest Bridge in the World. The Quebec bridge was remarkable in that it was to be the longest single span cantilever in the world, the length of the span in the center being 1,800, or 200 feet longer than that of the Firth of Forth bridge, at present Jhe world’s longest single bridge span. There has beeri no bridge across the St. Lawrence below Montreal. At Quebec traffic was ferried across the river. This expense being held responsible for the failure of Quebec to grow, a number of citi zens secured a charter from the do minion government to bridge the St. Lawrence. A subsidy of $1,000,000 was secured from the dominion government and an other of $350,000 from the government of the province of Quebec, while the city Of Quebec gave a grant of $600,000. The promoters put up ?050,000. The contract was let for the erection of the stonework to M. P. Davis & Co. and to iron work to tin; Phoenix Iron Company of Phenixville. Work was begun in 1900. The original estimate f the cost was $3,500,000, but this was found to bo too small. The company finding it self in difficulty and the government needing the bridge for the national transcontinental railway, an agree ment was reached by which the gov ernment agreed to guarantee the bonds of the company up to $7.0n0,000. Under this agreement construction has been proceeding. When completed the bridge was to have accommodation for a double-track railway, two lines of electric tramways and two roadways for foot and vehicle traffic. At the time of the collapse the cantilever span on the south side of the river had been completed as well us the ap proaching span and some 200 feet of the connecting span between the canti levers. RICHARD MANSFIELD DEAD. New Ixmdon, Conn —Richard Mansfield, the best known actor on the American stage, passed away the morning of August 30th at his summer residence, Seven Oaks, Ocean avenue. Death was due to disease of the liver, aggravated by complica tions. Dr. A. H. Allen, a noted physician, who has been in charge since Mr. Mansfield’s ar rival here from Saranac I*ake, Now York, states that death was not entirely unexpected, al though this fact has not been made public. Ore Body Causes Excitement. Georgetown, Colo. —Considerable ex citement was created this week when A A. Ireland, manager of the Atlantic Mining & Milling Company, brought in from the Atlantic district a ship ment of ore. The product was run in two classes and returns as follows were received: Gold, - ounces; sil ver, 109.26; gold, 1.24; silved, 240. The ore was taken from two lodes, upon which a shaft has been sunk to a depth of sixteen feet. The streaks measure from two to three feet In width, while the shoot has been opened for 300 feet in length. This company has been steadily at work for the past three months, dur ing which time five different veins have been proved up. In each and ev ery Instunce ore bodies have been ex posed and Manager Ireland feels con fident that he has the making of some of the big producing mines of the up per Clear Creek district. The com pany Is being financed by a number of Iloston capitalists, and it is ex pected that a number of the Interested parties will arrive In camp the first of the coming week. Shoots Wife, Then Suicides. Denver. —Though Maretta Debeiak fell upon her knees and swore by the Holy Virgin that she had not broken her marriage rows, Frank Debeiak, her husband, did not believe her. A short time after she had taken the oath he shot and fatally wounded her and then turning the weapon upon himself blew out his brains. He died an hour and a half after he had shot himself, while he was being conveyed to the county hospital in an undertak er’s wagon. His wifo-ls still alive, but her wound is such that her death is momentarily expected. Debeiak is an Austrian, forty years of age, and for the past three years had been employed on tho "feed floor" of the Globe smelter. He made his home at Sheedy row, in Adams county. Just over the line from Globeville. It was there that he attempted to mur der his wife and shot himself. Though married less than a year, Debeiak had been insanely jealous of his wife for a long time, and his terrible deed did not cause those familiar with his af fairs any surprise. Don’t Like Pure Food Law. Fort Collins. Colo.—Farmers and dairymen about Fort Collins are up in arms against the pure food ordinance recently passed by the City Connci!, and threaten to tak<- all their business to Greeley and other near-by towns. The ordinance provides that all per sons bringing milk, • •ggs, butter and other produce Into this city for the purpose of selling It must pay a license of $2 per year. Th< farmers say this Is an injustice and Haim they will re fuse to pay It on th> grounds it is In contravention of the statutes which provide that no one may be taxed for selling products which he raises him self or which he manufactures. The farmers do not object to the ordinance which pn vides for the in spection of their cattle and premises and say this is a good thing. Dr. George Glover. Jean of the veter inary department of the State Agricul tural College, has !»• 1 n appointed city inspector. He says many of the dai ries have been found to be in a fright fully unsanitary condition and several cases of tubercular afflictions have been discovered in city dairy cows. What Uinta Farms Can Raise. Denver.—C. B. Hutchinson came to Denver from the i’inta reservation with a bouquet of wheat. The heads looked as though the Indian canal were finished. Mr. Hutchison, who was one of the first t<> take up a claim when the government opened the reser vation, wishes the public to understand that dry farming at his ranch near Myton, on the banks of the Duquesne, is ideal. He is raising timothy of mam moth size and thinks that everything can be raised on the reservation as soon as the Irrigation ditches are com pleted. Mr. Hutchison will buy a team and drive back to the Utah town, a thousand miles away. Routt Heirs in Court. Denver.—To set aside the deed exe cuted by the late Gov. Routt, in which he turned over valuable property to his second wife. Mrs E.iza Routt, now deceased, and also to have the latter’s transfer of the property to her daugh ter, Mrs. Lila Elkins Routt Collins, de clared void and that a receiver be ap pointed to take charge of the estate, is the object of a contest filed in the District Court by the children of Gov ernor Routt by his first marriage. Ten Miles in 17 Minutes. Greeley, Colo. —James D. Potter, a Greeley capitalist and automobile en thusiast, claims to have made a rec ord run ten miles to Kersey. The trip was made with five passengers in a trifle less than seventeen minutes, much of the way over rough roads, to catch a train. TEN MILLION FOR COLORADO EASTERN CAPITALISTS MAKE AN AN EXTENDED VISIT AND NOW READY TO SPEND. MORE BIG RESERVOIRS HEAVY INVESTMENTS IN LAND AND WATER SCHEMEB ARE FORTHCOMING. Denver. —Ten million dollars to In vest in Colorado lands and Irrigation projects. This will help a lot in the de velopment of Northern Colorado. To show that the offer is in good faith the Pennsylvania crowd who are mak ing it have already $1,000,000 In Colo rado ranches, improvements and cat tle. Among theso Investors are: General James A. Beaver, ex-gover nor of Pennsylvania and a prominent capitalist. Charles H. Klttredge, a Boston banker. John H. Morse, president of the Old Colony Life Insurance Company of Chicago. James H. Kendall, a retired manu facturer of Boston. Thomas and Gilbert A. Beaver, New York, capitalists and sons of General Beaver. The party left on a special train for Chicago. They came here very quietly two weeks ago and arranged a trip with the Colorado State Commercial Association representatives and Fred Johnson, representative of the cattle interests of the state, through Routt and Rio Blanco county, to look over their interests and consider addi tional Investments. To Save the Water The trip began at the Crescent Cat tle Company’s properties near Divide; next the party went through South Park and Rifle was visited. The party went through Meeker, along the Bear river countrj’, and io Kremmiing. They viewed Lilly park and after a thorough and exhaustive examination of the country returned to Denver. General Beaver said at the Brown hotel: “The thing that has struck me most forcibly is your great waste of water. Irrigation Is surely in its in fancy in Colorado. The waters should bo stored at the heads of the streams and run through ditches that will con serve every drop. We have seen the most magnificent reservoir sites on our present trip and back in Pennsylvania, New York and Massachusetts is the money to build these storage places and conserve the water to the greatest advantage. "Our people have more than a mil lion dollars out here now and there is ten times as much money left for fur ther Investment. Colorado seems to me to be a land pregnant with possibil ities of great profit. "I can promise you that much heav ier investments In land and water schemea are forthcoming. Values Will Grow. “Mining is uncertain, but there is only so much land in the country and the acerage will not increase. The value of land in Colorado will never be lower than the market price today. Instead It will constantly Increase. “But as safe an investment as land is money, put into conservative irriga tion projects.” At Meeker and Steamboat Springs the citizens gave dinners and recep tions to the party. The members are returning home filled with enthusiasm for Colorado land and water projects. More than this, they already have investments under favorable consider ation that will mean $10,000,000 at least for the development of Northern Colorado. Two companies for the distribution of large amounts of money will be or ganized as quickly as the party reaches Philadelphia. President Will Make Six Speeches. Oyster Bay. N. Y. —To prepare a half dozen addresses, each to bo read very generally by a nation of 80,000,- 000 people, to be delivered before Oc tober 3d, is the task to which the Pres ident Is now devoting much time. Be side the half dozen speeches he will be called on for as many extemporane ous talks. The President Is to terminate his va cation with a dash through the middle West and South. He will appear first at Canton. Ohio, September 30th. At Keokuk, lowa. Mr. Roosevelt will sneak again, and while no intimation has been made as to the character of his address. It is thought it will deal with the problems of the day. At this place the President will begin his cruise of the Mississippi, aboard a steamer bearing the river’s name. The river trip will be punctuated with functions at St. Louis, where an other speech will be delivered, at Cairo and at Memphis, where the cruise will end. On the way by train back to Wash ington there are Indications that the President will yield to the importuni ties which are coming to him for more talks and that he will speak to the people of Nashville and Chattanooga or some other selected point. Spanking May Cause Boy’s Death. Sheboygan. Wls.—Mrs. Fred Wil liams, living at Bear Point, on Crooked lake, near this city, was severely In. jured, and her seven-year-old son prob ably fatally hurt, when a fulminate of mercury cap in the boy’s hip pocket exploded while the mother was spank Ins him. The boy had been out in a field where his father was using dynamite to blow up stumps, and had slipped one of the percussion caps, which Mr. Wil liams was using, into his pocket. He later returned to the house and his mother called him in to be punished for some childish misdemeanor. Mrs. Williams used a shingle as the instrument of punishment. The first blow from the shingle exploded the cap in the boy’s pocket, and the ex plosion tore a large hole in his hip, from which he Is believed to be dying. The mother lost two fingers and re. ceived a number of minor cuts about her face and body. 100-Ton Cyanide Mill at Cripple Creek. Cripple Creek. Colo. —Richard Blan chard of Cripple Creek and C. B. Heator of Kansas City, Missouri, have had the plans drawn for a 100-ton cya nide mill, which Is to cost $25,000. It will be erected at the portal of the Good Will tunnel, on the west slope of Gold hill. It ie understood that work will begin at once. FORESTRY ON THE FARM. By XV. G. M. Stone, President of the State Forestry Association. Forestry on the farm is a phase of agriculture, if it is anything, and as a theme for discussion on the program of this association it is apropos; for the Colorado State Commercial Associ ation stands for every material Inter* eat within the state. It covers all. Forestry as a farm crop simply means: A new use for land; and as agriculture is at the foundation of our daily life, prosperity and civilization, this feature would broaden and strength the base by greatly Increasing the functions of the farm. The use of land is evolutional; it grows. Fruits and cereals are as old as civilization. All else is comparatively new. The potato as a staple crop Is less than 150 years old. The sugar beat was forced Into service by Napo leon. Alfalfa, among English-speaking people, is still more recent. In Colorado the evolution of the uses of land is un interesting study. In thirty-five years I have seen most of them put into exercise; and yet only two absolutely new use for land of any great importance have been Introduced to the country at largu within fifty years. Uses for land, radically new, come slowly. Their evolution is the result of ages. The deadly night shade was known for centuries before the potato was evolved. While Cyrus the Great may have fed his charger on alfalfa, this wonderful plant did not reach tho Anglo-Saxon till within fifty years. Though resisted it has won its way and commends the use of millions of acres, and is rapidly extending eastward. Although uses for land, essentially new, evolve slowly, others will appear. One is already ut the door. It is farm forestry. During the last half century many millions of trees have been planted on the farm, but not for com mercial purposes. They have been set mostly for shade and wind-breaks on prairie farms; a few for experiment, particularly in Kansas. Some of tho great railways have put out plantations to experiment in growing cross-ties. Tree planting on the farm, in any large way, for use or profit, has not, as yet, been undertaken, for the reason that there have been no specific incen tives. Trees will not bo planted in quantities, unless farmers are pressed by necessity or attracted by gain. These are the two forces that must op erate, singly or together. Now, the question arises: Is there any necessity, or reasonable ground to expect pecuniary profit? In reply let us see what we can see. A hasty glance at the amount of annual consumption of timber in the United Btatos and the probable forest supply may throw some light on the question of whether there is any immediate necessity of tree planting for economic use. The sawmills in 1890 were cutting eighteen billion feet of lumber, board measure; in 1900 the output was thirty five billions; in 1905 It was forty-five billions. Aside from the mill cut there is an enormous demand for unsawed timber; according to government esti mates greatly exceeding the output of the mills. A total of 100 billion feet board measure would be a conservative figure. At this rate how long will our native forests hold out? That, of course depends upon the stumpage of the standing timber. The exact contents of the forests still standing is not known; approxi mate estimates have been made. Tho highest is less than 2,000 billion feet; tho lowest observed is 1,375 billion feet, board measure. To be conserva tive let us put It at 1,500 billion feet. Taking these data as approximately correct we reach the startling fact that our forests can last but fifteen years, except the increment. Comparing the demand in 1890 with that of 1905. we note that in fifteen years the consump tion increased 150 per cent., which far outruns the Increment. Figure as we may, an impending crisis is at the door. In the light of such facts somebody must go to plant ing trees; they must be planted by farmers and planted by millions upon millions. Before trees enn be grown a timber famine will be upon the United States. To any thoughtful mind tho situation is alarming. From the foregoing is It not evident that farm forestry Is being forced upon us whether we will or not? There is no evasion; no choice. Timber wo must have. No country can do with out, nor any community. It is time farm trees for commercial use were planted and the work well under way. But aside from the grim. Inevitable forcing upon the American farmer the necessity of planting trees, there is a ray of brighter light. It is prophetic of certain pecuniary reward; this seems indubitable. Lumber is advanc ing. and must continue to advance at a rapidly Increasing ratio. He who has timber to sell, twelve to twenty years hence, will have a bonanza, in a civ- , lllzed country people must have timber and products of the forest at whatever cost. No other crop will sell so well , or pay so gr« at a return. Here then is an inducement; an unmistakable prom- | ise .of great pecuniary reward. It is the farmers' opportunity, unlimited in extent and assured for nil time. The State Agricultural Experiment Station has started the ball rolling. A year ago last spring It undertook forty nine small experiments In different parts of the state In order to arouse an Interest in the minds of farmers. It chose two species of trees having the widest apparent range of utility. The plantings embrace 30,900 trees and will become a valuable object lesson. An official tour of inspection shows that wherever reasonable attention and care have been given the trees are doing wtll. The interest elecited by the college movement has resulted In the planting of a good many thousands of trees by citizens over the state and prepara tions are making for the planting of many more. The state should take this work In hand and Intelligently lead the farm ers to the planting of millions of trees for use and profit. Some of the states are taking hold of this feature of en couragement and assistance. Vermont has passed a law to establish a state nursery from which to supply farmers with trees at the lowest possible cost. Kansas has a law that has established two nursery stations furnuishing the farmers of the state over two millions annually free of cost. This is the proper way to do It, espe cially in the great West where trees are so much needed and where their planting is a matter of so much ben efit. The planting of trees in Kansas seems to have about overcome the deadly hot winds formerly so disas trous to farming. Farm forestry is the coming indus try. It Is moving toward us with gi gantic strides. View it now as we may a new use for land is upon us. It will require millions of acres and give active employment to labor on a scale beyond all present conception. PRICE OF COAL SOARS UPWARD CONSUMERS MUST DIG UP, OWING TO HIGH PRICE IN ALL LINES OF LABOR. SAY NO AGREEMENT ADVANCE HAS BEEN MADE ON ALL GRADES OF FUEL AND NO RELIEF IN SIGHT. Denver. —Colorado coal consumers must go down in their pockets for 25 cents additional to meet the advance in coal. Five dollars a tun is the price now, because, it is said, the cost of production has increased. The op erators In tho northern field have In creased tho price, but deny there was an agreement. The advance in all grades of coal at this season of tho year is u usual thing in Denver. Consumers are given to understand each year as fall draws nigh that they must cither lay in their winter’s supply of coal in advance, or pay more for it as each week goes by. There Ib nn upward scale strictly ad hered to by ull dealers. This plan Is an incentive to those who are finan cially able to do so to get their coal at what is called "summer prices.” Tho poorer class of consumers, who buy coal in ton and half ton lots, are the ones who suffer most from the ndvanco in price. Hard coal will be $lO a ton by October Ist, say dealers. F. F. Struby, president of the North ern Coal & Coke Company, declares the Increase due to the cost of produc tion. "Every Item of production has In creased in price," said Struby. “Labor, machinery, lumber and every class of material used in tho production of coal has become costlier and the advance In price was necessary. I believe that the price will not again be reduced be low $5 a ton while present conditions prevail.” “There was no agreement between the coal dealers with regard to raising the prices. Our company decided that it was necessary to ask more for coal to make a profit and we acted inde pendently. The Increase has been In effect ten days.” J. F. Welborn, president of the Colo rado Fuel & Iron Company, said that his company was not mining coal in the northern district and he had not heard of the advance. Denver Is paying more thnn twice as much for fuel sh cities similarly sit uated in the Eastern States. In SL Louis the price of coal is $2.25 a ton. Most of the mines there are from flf tien to sixty miles from the city. Tho northern coal fields are only sixteen miles from Denver and the supply I* I rnctlcally Inexhaustible. NoveUbc less, the cost In Denver is $5 a ton. FAIRBANKS LIKES COLORADO. Vice President Given Warm Reception and Proves Himself Not an Iceberg. Trinidad, Colo.—Vice President Fair banks left Trinidad Thursday at 4 o’clock on the delayed Santa Fe No. 9. having spent twenty-six hours in this city anil having forever d<spelled the impression hero that he is a human Iceberg. Hu made many friends In southern Colorado anti prom inent Republicans of this section are openly expressing the hope that he will be the next President. The morning was devoted to a trip over the Colo rado & Wyoming, Mr. Fairbanks speaking to the miners at several places and devoting some time to visit ing the mines and coke ovens. “I believe I should like to live in ihis delightful climate,” he remarked, ts he left the hotel. Later the ele ments gave him reason for changing his views and the rain came dotvn In oucketfulls. The Animas river was raging as the Santa Fe train milled out. At intervals during his ilghtseeing. Mr. Fairbanks commented >n the changes that have taken place In the past twenty years In Colorado. "The state will eventually Ijo, the greatest agricultural and mineral state In the union,” he remarked ns tho train neared Cokedale. At this camp nearly the entire population turned out to see and hear the second man of tho nation. The presence of a large num ber of children led him to say: “This is certainly not a country of race sui cide.” Sometime was spent examining the -oke ovens. M'r. Fairbanks listened closely to explanation of the pro cesses in operation. At nil of tho it her camps Inrge crowds greeted •he train and it was after midday when the party returned to Trinidad. He de livered a short address to several hun- Ired school children, who greeted him it the station upon his return. A fare well luncheon at the Harvey houso concluded his visit In southern Colo rado. . . “We hope." said a member of the re -option committee as the train pulled mit. ‘that when you next visit tin. you will be the President of the United 3t.it's ” But the Vice President only milled and waved his hand as hls'fow •ring figure disappeared with In the car. Important Arrests in Odessa. Odessa.—The police of this citjr.havo arrested the sailor. Mathuschenko. whoi led the mutiny on board the Russian battleship Kniaz Potemkine in tho summer of 1905. Mathuschenko has beeen In New York, where he was em ployed in an iron foundry. He grew homesick, however, and last July re turned to Russia In disguise and under a false name and sattled at Nikolavae. He was followed by detectives and ar n sted. The officers of the law. how ever, took no action until he formed u revolutionary organization. All th<* members of this baud were taken into custody along with their chief ami thrown into prison. They will be court martialed. Aged Benefactor Dead. Colorado Springs, Colo. —Judge A. L« Williams of Topeka, Kansas, for morn than thirty years one of the foremost attorneys of this country and a mem ber of the family of noted Jurists, died from a complication of diseases, su perinduced by old age. at his summer home at Mountain View, on the east slope of Pike’s peak. Mr. Williams was 70 years old and had been for thirty-two years general counsel for the Kansas Pacific anil Union Pacific railroad companies. When he retired as attorney emeritus he was pensiWned for life. This was the first pension ever given by th® Union Pacific railway.