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\ . by a o.jniftiDArf (Copyright, G. P. Putnam's Sons.) SYNOPSIS. The story opens In New York. Roy Cnr lenhue, the story-teller. Inxpecting a queer reptile owned by George Godfrey of Tlf funy's. Roy. and Barris and Plerpont, two friends, depart on a hunting trip to Cardinal Woods, u rather obscure local ity. Harris revealed the fuel that he had Joined the secret service for the purpose of running down a gang of gold makers. Prof. DaGrange, on discovering the gang's formula, had been mysteriously killed. CHAPTER 11. We had been at the shooting box in the Cardinal Woods five days when a telegram was brought to Barris by a mounted messenger from the nearest telegraph station. Cardinal Springs, a hamlet on the lumber railroad which joins the Quebec & Northern at Three Rivers Junction. 30 miles below. Pierpont and I were sitting out un der the trees, loading some special shells as experiment; Barris stood be side us, bronzed, erect, holding his pipe carefully so that no sparks should drift into our powder box. The beat of hoofs over the grass aroused us, and when the lank messenger drew bridle before the door Barris stepped forward and took the sealed telegram. When he had torn it open he went Into the house and presently reappeared, reading something that he had writ ten. “This should go at once,” he said, looking the messenger full in the face. “At once. Col. Barris,” replied the shabby countryman. Pierpont glanced up and I smiled at the messenger, who was gathering his bridle and settling himself in his stir rups. Barris handed him the written reply and nodded good-by; there was a thud of hoofs on the greensward, a jingle of bit and spur across the gravel and the messenger was gone. Barris* pipe went out and he stepped to wind ward to relight it. “It is queer," said I, “that your mes senger—a battered native —should speak like a Harvard man." “He is a Harvard man," said Harris. “And the plot thickens,” said Pier pont; “are the Cardinal woods full of your secret service men, Barris?” "No,” replied Barris, "but the tele graph stations are. How many ounces •of shot are you using. Roy?" I told him, holding up the adjust able steel-measuring cup. He nodded. After a moment or two he sat down on a campstool beside us and picked up a crimper. “That telegram was from Drum mond,” he said; “the messenger was one of my men, as you two bright lit tle boys divined. Pooh! If he had spoken the Cardinal county dialect you wouldn’t have known.” “His make-up was good,” said Pier pont. Barris twirled the crimper and looked at the pile of loaded shells. Then he picked up one and crimped It. “Let ’em alone," said Pierpont; “you crimp too tight.” “Does his little gun kick when the shells are crimped too tight?" in quired Barris tenderly; “well, he shall crimp his own shells then —where’s Ills little man?” “Hls little man” was a weird Eng lish importation, stiff, very carefully scrubbed, tangled in his aspirates, named Howlett. As valet, gllly, gun bearer and crimper he aided Pieipont to endure the ennui of existence by doing for him everything except breathing. Lately, however, Barris’ taunts had driven Pierpont to do a few things for himself. To hls astonish ment he found that cleaning his own gun was not a bore, so he timidly loaded a shell or two, was much pleased with himself, loaded some more, crimped them and went to breakfast with an appetite. So when Barris asked where “his little man” was, Pierpont did not reply, but dug a cupful of shot from the bag and poured It solemnly Into the half-filled shell. Old David came out with the dogs, and of course there was a pow wow when Voyou, my Gordon, wagged his -splendid tail across the loading table and sent a dozen unstopped cartridges rolling over the grass, vomiting pow •der and shot. “Give the dogs a mile or two,” said I; “we will shoot over the Sweet Fern Covert wbout four o’clock, David.’* “Two guns, David,” added Barris. “Are you not going?” asked Pier pont, looking up, as David disappeared with the dogs. “Bigger game,” said Barris, shortly. He picked up a mug of ale from the tray which Howlett had just set down beside us and took a long pull. We did the same, silently. Pierpont set hls mug on the turf beside him and returned to his loading. We spoke of the murder of Prof. La Grange, of how it had been concealed by the authorities in New York at Drummond’s request, of the certainty who had done it, and of the possible alertness of the gang. “Oh, they know that Drtmmond will be after them sooner or later." said Barris; “but they don’t know that the mills of the gods have already begun to grind. Those smart New York pa pers builded better than they knew when their ferret-eyed reporter poked his red nose into the house on Fifty eighth street and sneaked off with a column on hls cuffs about the ‘suicide’ of Prof. La Grange. Billy Pierpont, my revolver is hanging in your room; I'll take yours too —” “Help yourself,” said Pierpont. “I shall be gone over night,” con tinued Barris; “my poncho and some bread and meat are all I shall take excepf the ‘barkers.’ ” “Will they bark to-night?” I asked. “No, I trust not for several weeks yet. I shall nose about a bit. Roy, did it ever strike you how queer it is that this wonderfully beautiful country shopld contain no inhabitants?” “It’s like those splendid stretches of pools and rapids which one finds THE MAKER OF MOONS BY ROBERT W. CHAMBERS on every trout river and in which one never finds a fish,” suggested Pier pont. “Exactly—and heaven alone ktfbws why," said Barris; “I suppose this country is shunned by human beings for the same mysterious reasons.” “The shooting is the better for it,” I observed. “The shooting is good,” said Barris; “have you noticed the snipe on the meadow by the lake? Why, it’s brown with them! That’s a wonder ful meadow." “It’s a natural one,” said Pierpont; “no human being ever cleared that land.” “Then It's supernatural,” said Bar ris; “Pierpont, do you want to come with me?” Pierpont’s handsome face flushed as he answered slowly: "It’s awfully good of you—lf I may.” “Bosh," said I piqued because he had asked Pierpont; “what use is lit tle Willy without his man?” “True," said Barris, gravely; "you can't take Homlett, you know.” Pierpont muttered something which ended In “d—n.” “Then," said L “there will be but one gun on the Sweet Fern Covert this afternoon. Very well, I wish you joy of your cold supper and colder bed. Take your night-gown, Willy, and don't sleep on the damp ground.” “Let Pierpont alone,” restorted Har ris; “you shall go next time, Roy.” “Oh, all right—you mean when there’s shooting going on?” "And I?” demanded Pieri»ont, grieved. “You too, my son; stop quarreling! Will you ask Howlett to pack our kits “A Telegram Was Brought to Barris by a Mounted Messenger.” —lightly, mind you—no bottles—they clink.” “My flask doesn't,” said Pierpont, and went off to get ready for a night's stalking of dangerous men. “It is strange.” said I, "that nobody ever settles in this region. How many people live in Cardinal Spripgs, Bar ris?” “Twenty, counting the telegraph operator and not counting the lumber men; they are always changing and shifting. I have six men among them.” “Where have you no men? In the Four Hundred?” "I have men there also—chums of Billy’s, only he doesn’t know it. David tells me that there was a strong flight of woodcocks last night. You ought to pick up some this afternoon.” Then we chatted about alder-cover and swamp until Pierpont came out of the house and It was time to part. “Au revoir,” said Barris, buckling on his kit; “come along. Pierpont, and don’t walk In the damp grass.” “If you are not back by to-morrow noon,” said I, "I will take Howlett and David and hunt you up. You say your course Is due north?” “Due north," replied Barris, consult ing his compass. “There is a trail for two miles and a spotted lead for two more,” said Pierpont. “Which we won’t use for various reasons,” added Barris pleasantly; “don’t worry, Roy, and keep your con founded expedition out of the way; there’s no danger.” He knew, of course, what he was talking about, and I held my peace. When the tip end of Pierpont’s shooting coat had disappeared in the Long Covert I found myself standing alone with Howlett. He bore my gaze for a moment and then politely low ered his eyes. “Howlett,” said I, “take these shells and implements to the gun room, and drop nothing. Did Voyou come to any harm in the briers this morning?” “No ’arm, Mr. Cardenhe, sir,” said Howlett. “Then be careful not to drop any thing else,” said I. and walked away leaving him decorously puzzled. For he had dropped no cartridges. Poor Howlett! CHAPTER 111. About four o’clock that afternoon I met David and the dogs at the spinney which leads into the Sweet Fern Covert. The three setters, Voyou, Gamin and Mioche were in fine feath er—David had killed a woodcock and a brace of grouse over them that morning—and they were thrashing about the spinney at short range when I came up, gun under arm and pipe lighted. “What's the prospect. David,” I asked, trying to keep my feet in the tangle of wagging, whining dogs; “hello, what's amiss with Mioche?” “A brier in his foot, sir; I drew it and stopped the wound, but I guess the gravel’s got In. If you have no ob jection, sir, I might take him back with me.” "It's safer," I said; “take Gamin, too; I only want one dog this after noon. What is the situation?” "Fair, sir; the grouse lie within a quarter of a mile of the oak second growth. The woodcock are mostly on the alders. I saw any number of snipe i on the meadows. There’s something else in by the lake—l can't just tell what, but the wood-duck set up a clat ter when I was in the thicket and they come dashing through the wood as if a dozen foxes was snappin’ at their tail feathers.” "Probably a fox,” I said; “leash those dogs—they must learn to stand it; I'll be back by dinner time.” “There is one more thing, sir,” said David, lingering with his gun under his arm. “Well,” said I. “I saw a man in the woods by the Oak Covert—at least I think I did.” "A lumberman?” “I think not. sir—at least—do they have Chinamen among them?” “Chinese? No. You didn't see a Chinaman in the woods here?” “1 —I think I did, sir—l can't say positively. He was gone when I ran into the covert." "Did the dogs notice it?” “I can’t say—exactly. They acted queer like. Gamin here lay down an’ whined—it may have been colic—and Mioche whimpered—perhaps it was the brier.” ' And Voyou?” “Voyou, he was most remarkable, sir, and the hair on his back stood up. 1 did see a groundhog makin' for a tree near by.” “Then no wonder Voyou bristled. David, your Chinaman was u stump or tussock. Take the dogs now.” “I guess it was, sir; good afternoon, sir,” said David, and walked away with the Gordons leaving me alone with Voyou in the spinney. I looked at the dog and he looked ; at me. "Voyou!” The dog sat down and danced with his fore feet, his beautiful brown eyes . sparkling. “You’re a fraud," I said; "which shall it be, the alders or the upland? . Upland? Good!—now for the grouse l —heel, my friend, and show your 1 miraculous self-restraint.” i Voyou wheeled Into my tracks and followed close, nobly refusing to no • tice the impudent chipmunks and the thousand and one alluring and import : ant smells which an ordinary dog i would have lost no time In Investigat ’ ing. - The brown and yellow autumn [ woods were crisp with drifting heaps of leaves and twigs that crackled un . der foot as we turned from the spin | ney Into the forest. Every silent lit tle stream, hurrying toward the lake . was gay with painted leaves afloat, t scarlet maple or yellow oak. Spots , of sunlight fell upon the pools, search ing the brown depths, illuminating the gravel bottom where shoals of minnows swam to and fro, and to and fro again, busy with the purpose of * their little lives. The crickets were l chirping in the long brittle grass on the edge of the woods, but we left 3 them far behind in tht. silence of the deeper forest. “Now!” said I to Voyou. : (TO BE CONTINUED.) A Slip-Up in Letters. A New Yorker, while visiting Paris 3 this summer, had occasion to summon i a cabman whom he desired to take ' him with dispatch to the Rue Milton. - The cabman drove a long distance, ’ and then deposited hls fare, who, upon alighting, found to his great indigna -5 tion that he was In the Rue Byron— I at the other end of the city. Ho there upon launched into a denunciation of the stupidity of cabmen in general, 1 and of those of the French capital in particular. “Pardon me, sir,” interposed the f cabman, meekly, “just a little mistake i* in the poet, sir, that’s all!”—Harper’s 1 Weekly. His Idea of Work. ” "Well, Sam, do you believe in work- I ing on the Sabbath day?” y "No, sah; I does not, sah! I only a 'lows my wife to wash six days in de i, week, sah!"—Yonkers Statesman. PRESIDENT SENDS STRONG MESSAGE ACCOMPANYING REPORTS OF THE CONSERVATION CONGRESS URGES NEEDED LEGISLATION Document in a Measure it a De fense of the Retiring Administration —Duty of the Present Generation to Its Descendants- Pointed Out—Obli gations of Citizenship—Urgent Need for the Development of the Coun try’s Water Power i Washington.—With ti 11 anmnlstlon of the report of tho natiu i rnnscrvatlon I'ominlHHton unit acromi mylng papers. President Roosevelt als m a message to congress. The full mg Is a com prehensive synopsis of i document: Tlie president declan Ids entire con currence with the st.ii emu and con elusions of the report uml proceeds: "It Is one of the lie-i fundamentally Important documents • laid before the American people. It roni.iins tlie first In ventory of Its natural i-'sources ever made by any nation. In • ••ni|i>mied form it presents a statement : our available capital In material r> which are I lie means of progress and culls atten tion to the essential "dltlons upon which the perpetuity. mv and welfare of tills nation now re..' and must always "oiitlnue to rest. "The facts set fortli In this report con stitute an Imperative • nil to notion. The situation they disclose unds that we, neglecting for u time. If n- .<1 he. smaller nnd less vital question- ill concentrate an effective part of nm attention upon the great material fom i itlons of na tional existence, progr.- md prosperity. "The first of nil coiim.i. rations is the permanent welfare of i people-; and true inoral welfare, tin highest form of welfare, can not permanent|y exist save on a firm anil lasting f" nidation of mate rial well-being. In tills i-speet our situ ation Is far from satisfactory. After every possible ullowniu • as been made, nnd when every hopeful Indication bus been given its full weight the facts still give reason for grave > • rn. It would he unworthy of our liint■ >r\ and our In telligence, and disastrous to our future, to shut our eyes to tin facts or at tempt to laugh them it of court. The people should and will tightly demand that the greut fundnn mul questions shall he given attention by their rep resentatives. T do not , t is. hasty or Ill considered action on disputed imiliilh. liut I do urge, where the facts are known, where the public inter, st is clear, that neither Indifference and Inertia; nor ad verse private Interests shall Is- allowed to stand In the way of the public good. "The great basic fact- are already well known. We know that o n population Is now adding about one-lirtli to Its numbers In fen years, and that l>.\ the middle of the present century perhaps 150.000.000 Americans, and by Its end very many millions more, must !>• fed anil clothed from the products of our soil. "We know now that our rivers can and should be made to serve our people ef fectively in transportation, hut that the vast expenditures for our waterways have not resulted In maintaining, much less In promoting. Inland navigation. Therefore, let us take immediate steps to ascertain the reasons and to prepare and adopt a comprehensive plan for Inland waterway navigation that will result In giving the people the benefits for which they have paid but which they have not yet received. We know now that our for ests are fast disappearing, that less than one-fifth of them are being conserved, and that no good purpose can be met by falling to provide the relatively small sums needed for the protection, use. and Improvement of all forests still owned by the government, nnd to ena« t laws to check the wasteful destruction of the for ests In private hands. "We know* now that our mineral re sources once exhausted are gone for ever. and that the needless waste of them costs us hundreds of human lives and nearly s3fto.«co.«oo a year. Therefore, let us undertake without delay the In vestigations necessary before our people will he In position, through state aetlon or otherwise, to put an end to this huge loss and waste, and conserve both our mineral resources and the Uvea of the men who take them from the earth. •This administration has achieved some things; It has nought, hut has not been able. t-> achieve, others; It has doubtless made mistakes; but all It has done or attempted has been In the single, gonsistent effort to se cure and enlarge tlie rights and oppor tunities of the men and women of the United States. We are trying to con serve what Is good In our social sys tem, and we ar<- striving toward this end when wc end.-avor to do away with what is had. 8m ess may he made too hard for some If It Is made too easy for others. The rewards of common Industry and thrift may bo too small If the rewards for others, nnd on the whole less valuable, qualities, are made too large -nd especially If the rewards for qualities which are really, from the public standpoint, undesir able. are permitted to become too large. Our aim is so far ns possible to provide aurli ■ ondltlona that there shall he equality of opportunity where there Is equality f energy, fidelity and Intelligence; wh* there is a reason able equality of opportunity the dis tribution of reward* will take care of Itself. "The unchecked existence of monop oly Is Incompat de with equality of opportunity. Th reason for the ex ercise of governm- nt control over great monopolies Is t • quallxo opportunity. We are fighting igainst privilege. It was made unlawful for corporations to contribute m iey for election ex penses In order t > abridge the power of special privilege at the polls. Rail road rate control i« an attempt to se cure an equality f opportunity for all men affected by rail transportation: and that means >H of us. The greut anthracite coal .' ike was settled, and the pressing dat :<*r of a coal famine averted, because we recognized that ALL IN TWAIN’S IMAGINATION. Mark’* Story of Petrified Indian Good Joke on Town. Tho days when "Sam" Clemens "stuck type” on the Hannabal Union are recalled by this anecdote: One morning "Sam < ame Into the office very thoughtful, hung up hls coat and went to the frame. He worked diligently for several hours without any copy on hls small-cap case In front of him. He was setting up the story of a wonderful find he and some of his comrades found In Me- Dougal's cave the Sunday before. The narration was to t he effect that a crowd of boys, while exploring the great cave on Sunday afternoon, ran across a pet rified Indian. Tho citizens were great ly worked up over the story, and they hired a scientist from Quincy to look the dead Indian in the face and report. The man who name to perform this task wore gray mutton-chop whiskers, a thoughtful brow, and spectacles, of course. He wn an unemotional chap, and he looked learned and the commit tee was satisfied of his ability. By the terms of his .contract he was to the control of a public necessity In volves a duty to the people, and that public Intervention in the affairs of a public service corporation Is neither to be resented ns usurpation nor per mitted as a privilege by the corpora tions. but on the contrary to be ac cepted as a duty and exercised as a right by the government In the in terest of all the people. The eftl clency of the army and tlie navy has been increased so that our people may follow In peace the great work of making tills country a better place for Americans to live hi. and our navy was sent round the world for the same ultimate purpose. All the nets taken by the government during the last seven years, and all the policies now being pursued by the Government, lit in as purls of n consistent whole. "The enactment of a pure food law was n recognition of the fact that the public welfare outweighs tiie right to private gain, and that no man may poison the people for Ills private profit. The employers’ linhlllty bill recog nized tin 1 controlling fact that while the employer usually has at stake no more than his profit, the stake of the employe is u living for himself and Ills family. "We are building the Panama canal; and this means that we are engaged in the giant engineering feat of all time. We are striving to add in all ways to the habitability and beauty of our country. We are striving to hold In the public lands the remaining supply of unappropriated coal, for the protection and benefit of all the people. We have taken the llrst steps toward the conservation of our natural re sources. and the betterment of coun try life. an<l the Improvement of our waterways. We stand for the right of every child to a childhood free from grinding toll, and to an education; for the civic responsibility and decency of every citizen; for prudent fore sight in public matters, and for fair play In every relation of our national and economic life. In International matters we apply a system of diplo macy which puts the obligations of International morality on a level with those that govern the actions of an honest gentleman In dealing with Ills fellow-men. Within our own border we stand for truth and honesty in public and In private life: and we war stern ly against wrongdoers of every grade. All these efforts are Integral parts of the same attempt, the attempt to enthrone Justice and righteousness, to secure freedom of opportunity to all of our citizens, now and hereafter, and to set tiie ultimate interest of all of us above the temporary Interest of any indivhlunl. class, or group. "The nation. Its government, and its resources exist, first of all. for the American citizen, whatever ills creed, race, or birthplace, whether he be rich or poor, educated or ignorant, pro vided only that he Is a good citizen, recognizing his obligations to the na tion fur tiie rights and opportunities which he owes to the nation. "The obligations, and not the rights, of citizenship Increase in proportion to the increase of a man's wealth or power. The time Is coming when a man will be judged, not by what he lias succeeded in getting for himself from the common store, but by how well he lias done his duty as a citizen, and by what the ordinary citizen lias gained in freedom of opportunity be cause of his service for the common good. The highest value we know Is that of the individual citizen, and the highest Justice Is to give him fnlr play In tiie effort to realize the best there is In him. "The tasks this nation has to do are great tasks. They can only bo done at all by our citizens acting to gether. and they can be done best of all by the direct and simple applica tion of homely common sense. The application of common sense to common problems for the common good, under the guidance of the principles upon which this republic was based, and by virtue of which it exists, spells per petuity for the nution. civil and Indus trial liberty for its citizens. and freedom of opportunity in the pursuit of happiness for the plain American, for whom tills nation was founded, by whom it was preserved, and through whom alone it ran bo perpetuated. Upon tills platform—larger than any party differences, higher than class prejudice. lirouder than any question of profit and loss —there Is room for every American who realizes that the common good stands first." Accompanying the messuge are ex planations and recommendations of work to be done for the future good of the country. The president says: "It Is especially Important thnt the develop ment of water power should be guard ed with the utmost enre both by the national government and by the states In order to protect the people against the upgrowtli of monopoly and to In sure to them a fair share in the bene fits which will follow the development of tills great usset which belongs to the people and should be controlled by them. "I urge thnt provision be made for both protection and more rupid devel opment of the national forests. Other wise. cither the Increasing use of these forests by the people must be checked or their protection against fire must be dangerously weakened. If we compare the actual fire damage on sim ilar nreas on private and national for est lands during the past year, the government fire patrol saved commer cial timber worth ns much as the total cost of caring for all national forests nt the present rate for about ten years. "I especially commend to congress the facts presented by the commis sion as to the relation between for ests and stream flow in its bearing upon the Importance of tiie forest lands in national ownership. With out an understanding of this ultimate relation the conservation of botli these nntural resources must largely fall. "Tiie time lias fully arrived for rec ognizing In the law the responsibility to the community, the state, and the nation which rests upon the private ownership of private lands. The own ership of forest land Is a public trust. The man who would handle Ills forest ns to cause erosion and to Injure stream flow must be not only educated, but he must be controlled." In conclusion the president urges upon congress the desirability of maintaining a national commission on the conservation of the resources of the country. He adds: "I would also advise that an appropriation of at least $."0,000 be made to cover the ex penses of the national conservation commission for necessary rent, assist ance and traveling expenses. This is a very small sum. I know of no other way In which the appropriation of so small a sum would result In so large a benefit to the whole nation.” write a complete report, detailing every possible feature of the discovery for historical preservation. The in vestigator returned at nightfall, cov ered with clay, with clothing torn and skin barked in countless places by falls of rocks. He sought out the chairman of the committee that em ployed him and silently delivered to him this statement; “Mileage in look ing for dead Indian, S2O; reading story about dead Indian, $5; bruised shins on the way to dead Indian, $lO, Report: There was no dead Indian.”— Macon (Mo.) Republican. One Hundred Years Ago. It has been some time announced that the new machine for traveling without horses, being impelled entire ly by steam, was matched to run 24 hours against any horse in the king dom. This bet, so novel in the sport ing world, will be decided on Wednes day and Thursday next. The machine is to start at two o'clock on Wednes day on Its ground in the fields near Russell square to demonstrate the ex tent of its speed and endurance. Very large sums are depending on the issue. —From the London Observer. GOOD ROADS MEN IN CONVENTION REPRESENTATIVE GATHERING AT COLORADO SPRINGS FAV ORS STATE ACTION. INDORSE HIGHWAY BILL USE OF CONVICT LABOR HIGHLY COMMENDED BY STATE ENGINEER. Colorado Springs.—A strong im petus was given the good roads move ment in Colorado at the conference here Friday attended by nearly 100 representatives from over the state. Various phases of the good road move ment, with especial reference to the legislation to he urged at the present session of the Legislature, were con sidered, and indorsement given to three Important movements. The hill prepared by the Rocky Mountain Highway Association, pro viding for the appointment of a state highway commission of three mem bers and the annual appropriation of of $150,000 for roads, was unanimous ly approved and heartily indorsed. The Legislature was urged to pro*, vide sufficient funds to continue the work on the north and south state highway, which has already been started with convict labor near Trini dad, and to grant a short appropria tion that the progress of the highway may not be interrupted. Hearty support was given the pro ject to build a good state road be tween Canon City and Colorado Springs, and indorsement was given a hill to secure an appropriation of $15,- 000 for this work. Charles A. Johnson, vice president of the Rocky Mountain Highway Asso ciation, spoke of the Idll in the legis lature. He was followed by I)r. S. I* Hart let i of Denver. State Engineer T. W. Jnycox told of the progress made on the state highway, ami s|»oke in high praise of the system of using convict labor. M. C. Hanford of Trin idad and Warden Cleghorn of tiie state penitentiary spoke on the con vict labor question, declaring that to employ the men on state roads was wise from a humanitarian i>oint of view. The Canon City road proposition was presented by Charles It. McLain. Dr. Hart Goodloe, Guy U. Hardy, A. H. Davis and C. U Mitten. They showed the wonderful scenic asset which such a road, making the top of the Royal Gorge only two hours and thirty min utes by auto from Colorado Springs, would he. Canon City came lo the meeting with forty representatives. In eight motor cars. At the close of the general confer ence Canon City and Colorado Springs men discussed ways and means to build the road. Representatives W. E. Doyle and Lem Gunimou of the El Paso county delegation assured the members that all good roads bills would be given fair consideration. For Pueblo. Sen ator Stewart and Mayor West spoke in high terms of good roads legisla tion. Tiie cities represented were Trini dad. Walsenburg, Aguilar, Florence, Canon City, Sallda, Pueblo, Colorado Springs, Colorado City, Manitou, Fuir play. Woodland Park, Littleton and Denver. Fort Collins sent a telegram assuring its support of good roads legislation. Must Enlarge Stock Pavilion. When the directors of the Western Live Stock Show Association built an amphitheater that holds more than the International pavilion at Chicago, they believed that all crowds would be well cared for. Hut the thousands that filled the seats nightly at the horse show and crowded the promenade around the ring, have caused a change of opinion. The result Is that a l»al-' •cony will be built In the structure dur ing the year and 15,000 will be ac commodated. John C. Abbott, one of the pioneer settlers of the Cache la Poudre valley, successful farmer and business man and one time auditor of the state, died at his home In Fort Collins after a long illness. Mr. Abbott was sixty eight years old and leaves a widow and two sons. He was born In Joliet, 111., In 1841, and came wpst in the winter of IBG9, coming first to Greeley. Five years later he removed to Fort Col lins. In 1883 he was elected state aud itor on the Republican ticket. Harry Schiffer, manager of the bond and burglary department of the Standart Agency Company in Denver, died at his home In Denver January 21st. Before removing to Denver he was one of the pioneer business men of Del Norte and of Durango. Educators interested in the estab lishment or p. trade school in connec tion with the public school system met recently in Denver to hear an address by Otto Thum, prominent in labor cir cles. Mr. Thum heartily endorsed the plan, as have many prominent people of Denver, including school board offi cials. The Mesa County Fruit and Indus trial Fair at Grand Junction has been set for September 22nd, 23rd and 24th, directly following the Colorado Inter state Fair in Denver and the State Fair at Pueblo. The total amount collected for the Italian earthquake sufferers through the efforts of various committees and individuals named by Consul A. Rossi at Denver up to the 20th Inst., was $19,766 94. AH but SSO of this sum has been tabled to Italy. A special com mittee is still at work in Denver. The first cattle shipment from Steamboat Springs was made on the 18th Inst, when the Cary Bros, of Hay den loaded 750 head of fine beef cattle for Denver, making twenty-seven car loads, or two trains. Same Old Plaint. “The world is growing better every day. And honest men are plenty,” so they say; But still tiie biggest apples of the crop. When packed, continue to show up ou top. / Fair Exchange. “Fair exchange is no robbery.” With a beautiful maid lie was smit ten; Christinas he gave her a pair of glove* —And then she gave him the mitten. For Culinary Purposes. Shoe Dealer —Here are a pair of boots that will suit you your next dash for the pole. How did you like the last pair I sold you? Arctic Explorer (reminiscently)—* The best I ever tasted. One night little Margaret, on kneel ing by her mamma to say her prayers, finished: “Now I lay me,” and forgot. "Mamma,” she said, “you Just start me and then I can go a-whlzzlng.” Kitchen Repartee. “Tills is a much kneaded labor," muttered the cook as she finished witb the flour. “And I guess there will be an early uprising,” she added, as she put In the yeast “This Is a good place for a loaf," remarked the baker's assistant, as he looked tenderly at (lie cook. “Well, It may not be aristocratic," remarked the other, drily, “but one can certainly come in close quarter* with the upper crust.” “Yea,” he sighed, "that does take the ‘dough.’ ” And then they both stopped to see how the rolls had panned out —Balti- more American. • t Lay of the Hen. Consider now the humble hen. Whom oft we spurn. She doesn't act like many men; • As you sliall learn. No pardon does she have to beg For guesses made. She never prophesies an egg Until It's laid/ —Washington Herald. What. Is known as the Hamlin ranch, which Is located between Clear creek and the Globe smelters at Denver, has been leased Dy the Northern Nursery Company. Mr. A. M. Ferguson, the secretary of the company. Is an old fruit man and will devote considerable ground for experimental purposes, to find out what is best adapted to this Western country. He recommends Yellow Transparent, Wealthy and Duchess as hardy varieties for homo use, and Jonathans for commercial. More than one Wall strejt stock king Is made of lamb's wool. DENVER DIRECTORY BROWN PALACE HOTEL llrt-prooi Kiiropcan I’lhii. Sl.ftO and Toward. TDCCC Fru« Mini Ornamental. HlinilA, Poses. I need xee.l*. Kwa catalogue. IN TFKNATIUN AI. WUHMKRIKB, Denver, Oblo. onu I I nnv Dealer In all Itlnda of NEK HUN I. LUUA niANIiISK. Mammoth cata log mailed free. for. IGth and Disks. I»*nv»r. rnnn Ifldeeand Delta. W rite to-day for LI 111 V "ur complete price lint. Jt's Fn-n. I llflil Nil roiiiiiilKxloii c'rargnd aa w* irt ■ dinrtlnirtri. ChM. A. 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President, Prsvfr, - Wit. NKIIOIN A CO.. The lII* Mall Dr • der House I.VMI Wa/ee Street, Denver, Colo. Dry floods. Furnishing Good*. Clothing, Mato and Cap*. Notions. Drug Sundries. Hook* and Stationery, Hardware, Tinware. Cutlery. Sporting Goods. Hone* Gimml-, Woodenwure. Ibsrfs and Shoes.- Seeds. Pi anoe. Furniture and Pictures. Glnsswsre. Crockery. « liitiHwsre. Holiday floods, Japanese Good*. Jewel ry Kir., Hr.. Ktc. Groceries, Srtioked and Salt Meat*. Smoked and Halt F."lt. Farm Machinery and tills. Tanks. I tooting. Semi your name for catalog. We sure you I.IIW miles of freight clmrges when you buy from ns. We sell to mail order trade only. The M. J.O'FALLON SUPPLY CO. WIIOI.F.HAI.K Plti 111 hinu; anil Steam Good** Holler* and radiators for heating residence* and public buildings. General steam and wa ter works supplies, pipe and fittings, valve* and packing, lira** pipe, sewer pipe, cement, garden hose, fire hose. etc. Inquire for our special pipe cutting tools. Writ-for general Information. OFKM'K. IjIH WYNKOOI ST.. DENVKit. CODORADO. E. E. BURLINGAME & CO., ASSAY OFFICE *Cb e o m r£orv Established in Colorado. 1866. Samples by mailor express will rccei n> prompt and carefalattention Gold Bullion CONCENTRATION, AMALGAMATION AND rvAMinF TFRTq — lOO ,bs - 10 carload lots. CYANIDE TESTS Write for term* 1736-1738 Lawrence St., Denver, Colo. /SHOE HAAUIfACIUPEPS CPU) \ ttuy Airltilth’s Coin*ado-Made Shoes They are the Rest.