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VOL. VII. SILVER SENATORS ARE TALKING. FACTS, ARGUMENTS, REASONS. Wo Hangar that the Itepeal Bill Will Be. coma a Law for a While Yet.— House Preparing for Business. Monday. Sept. 11th. Sbnate— Mr - Stewart submitted a resolu tion for the creation of a committee of five Senators to usccrtaln and report whether any Senator is a stockholder or is interested » national bank. He said the organa ot Wall and Lombard streets had for several years been charging senators representing silver states with voting on matters in which they were personally interested. He had not for fifteen years been interested in any respects personally in any silver mine or bullion. Mr. Hill (Democrat, New York) thought the resolution was not a wise one, and he could not believe that the senator from Nevada was serious In presenting it. It was an unprecedented and unheard-of resolution. ‘“jr. I cannot resist tbo conclusion,” said Mr. Hill, in tones of gravity, "that the in troduction of this resolution is to some extent a reflection upon the Senate, the Intimation implied by it being that 6cnutors would he influenced by holding stock in national banks In reference to the passing or financial meas ures. The Senate would belittle itself by Instituting any such inquiry. 1 think it was an Uncalled-for and unnecessary resolution.” Mr. Stewart attempted to reply, hut an objection from Mr. Hawley (Republican, Connecticut) sent the resolution over until to-morrow. The repeal bill was then taken up, and Mr. Toller (Republican, Colorado) who was entitled to the floor, yielded to Mr. Pugh. He said that the message of the President, calling an extra session, was a declaration in favor of a gold standard. If the Sherman law was unconditionally repealed such ac tion would cause discontent among the toll ing millions to such an extent that they would -shake the country. He would never vote for unconditional repeal, but favored any substitute which carried out the platform of stho Democratic party. Mr. Teller then resumed his speech begun on Saturday last against the repeal bill. Mr. Teller asserted, and ho believed it could be demonstrated, tbat if it bad not been forapre conocrted eilort in the money center of the country to prevent it, the first of September would have Been better times in tbo finances of the couutry than the people wero experi encing to-day. It was admitted now by all the great financial authorities of New York that the panic was over. He met one day reoently a gentleman of national reputation and said u> him: “ When will this panic be over?” That gentleman replied: “When the men who called it on, call it off. The bankers of New York called it on; when they get ready to call It off, it will come off.” Tuesday, Sept. 13th. Senate—The Vice-President laid before tbe Senate a letter from the Treasury depart ment in relation to the redemption of silver certificates. It is stated that (1,273,267 of the notes provided for by tbe Sherman act were redeemed in silver coin during August, 1893, that (174,061,242 (coinage value) of silver bullion purchased under tbat act and snbjeot to coinage is now held in the treasury. Also « letter from the Secretary of the Treasury stating that there was available on the 7th Inat. for the enforcement of the Chinese ex clusion act (68,502. Then the repeal bill was taken up, andj Mr. Mitchell (Republican, Oregon) took the floor In opposition to it. Mr. Mitchell referred to 4he disastrous effects of the depreciation of silver In tbe Interests of the farmer, showing how the price of all farm products had fallen with tbat of silver. The eyes of the money changers of Lombard street and tbe uncon scionable stook gamblers of Wall street were centered upon tbe Senate of the United States as never before. They waited with ill concealed anxiety the result of a vote that •would increase by one-half the purchasing power of gold and cut down in like propor tion the price of every agricultural commodi- Ity produced In this oountry. At the conclusion of Mr. Mitohell’s speech Mr. Hawley (Republican, Connecticut) ad dressed the Senate. He said ho was in favor of tbe passage of the pending bill, and while willing to be as patient os possible with tbe opponents of repeal there was one general misstatement which had been Iterated and reiterated until he was tired of it. Tbat was that there was somebody who believed in tbe total destruction of half of tbe currency of tbe world. There was not a Senator in the chamber now or at any time to whom it would apply. It was n terrible misstatement, a sophistical statement, a false statement practically. Mr. Mitchell asked whether tho Senator from Connecticut thought any other legislation in reference to silver was necessary after the repeal of the Sherman act to carry out his views, and on being answered in the affirmative asked: “Why not put it in this bJllf” “I won’t; tbat is all,” replied Mr. Hawley, and langbter ensued. “If you begin to com promise, or patch, or tinker, and add schemes, you simply kill the scheme.” “Everybody was a bimetallist,” said Mr. Teller, “and yet he could point to many pro fessed bimetallists in tbo Sentate who bod never given a vote in favor of bimetallism. It was a bimetallism in whloh gold was tbe standard and silver was subordinate to it.” Mr. Hawley said if the bill were passed, and in a few months it should develop that the East and the West were isolated, it was quite competent for Congress to reconsider Its action, and it would be likely to do so. Mr. Stewart then obtained the floor, and was speaking when the Senate adjourned. Wednesday, September 13th. Senate. —The resolution offered by Mr. Stewart fo* a committee to investigate whether senators are Interested in national banks was then taken up, and that gentleman spoke in support of its adoption. Mr. Allen (Popu list, Nebraska) favored the adoption of tbe resolution. Ho said there were hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of people in the country who believed tbat much of the legis lation of Congress was influenced by the per sonal Interests of senators and members. It they were mistaken It was dne to senators and members that the people be enlightened on tbe subject. No action was taken. The repeal bill came up, and Mr. Voorbees, In order to elicit expression, asked that one week from to-day the general debate close, with the understanding tbat amendments then be discussed under the five minute rule until Saturday at 2 o’clock, when a vote abould be taken. Mr. Dnbols of Idaho ob jected, and askod Mr. Voorhees If there was • likelihood of the repeal bill being supple mented by other silver legislation. Mr. Voor hees replied that there certainly would be. Mr. Dubois said tbat burnt children dread the fire. Was there any Senator who could say that the present executive would sign a bill favoring silver! He bad not beard it stated. The Senators from tbe silver States did not propose to repeal the Sherman act, knowing tbat for three and a half years at least no relief coaid be secured. Mr. Sboap (Idaho) then addressed the Senate in opposition to the bill. Mr. Sboap had spoken bat a few minutes when Mr. Stewart called attention to tbe ab sence of a quorum. The roll being called, 67 Senators responded, and Mr. Sboap con cluled bis remarks. Mr. Dolph (Republican, Oregon), who fol lowed Mr. Sboup, did not believe that with free coinage at 16 to 1, or 20 to 1, or any other ratio, the concurrent circulation of gold and silver coaid be secured. The United States was confronted by a condition to which it must submit. Mr. Teller said that he would reply to Mr. Dolph some time in the future. On motion of Mr. Voorbees the Benate went Into executive session and shortly after wards adjourned. House—After being idle the House got down to work to-day. The whole day was oc • copied in considering the bill providing for 'the printing and distributing of public docu ments. One hour and forty minutes was consumed. It deals with tbe entire question of the printing and distribution of public iooumenU and substitutes for the old plan a system proposed by a joint committee of tbe House and Semite at tbe last session. It aims at economy by the appointment of a bureau through which all documents shall be sent out, thus reducing largely the number of em ployes by concentration, and prevents exten sive duplication that now results from tbe ex istence of the many different sources from which public documents arc distributed. The bill was not finally disposed of. Thursday, Sept. 14th. Senate.— When the Senate met Mr. Faulk ner (Democrat, West Virginia) submitted an amendment to tho repeal bill which was read. It provides first for tbe coinage of tbe bul lion now in tbe treasury at its coinage value, worth now #174,000,000, at tbe rate of (8,000,- 000 per month, and authorizes in addition tho purchase of 1,550,000 ounces per month, though this amount purchased is not to bo coined until the bullion now in tbe treasury is coined, unless, in tbe opinion of the secretary of the treasury, the business demands of the country require it. After all the bullion now in tbe treasury is coined, tbe amendment provides that #3,000,(XX) of silver shall be purchased and coined every month until the nggregate silver circulation of tbe country shall reach #800,000,000. All silver dollars thus coined and heretofore coined are to be legal tender. When the routine morning business was concluded, Mr. Stewart (Nevada) moved to take up his resolution for u committee to in vestigate whether senators were interested in national banks. Mr. Voorhees’ counter motion to proceed to tbe consideration of the repeal bill was agreed to on a viva voce vote, which was quite unan imous, and Mr. Stewart sat down. Mr. Daniel of Virginia addressed the Sen ate for four hours in opposition to tbe repeal of the Shermun law. Mr. Daniel’s address was a very brilliant effort and held the atten tion of the Senate and the people who crowded the galleries. He disproved the assertion that the Bhcrman law was responsible for the panic. The bankers were Interested in see ing the Shcnnnn law repealed, so that new bonds might be Issued on which they could base currency. He went on to show the in terest which England had in destroying sil ver as money, quotiug in that connection Mr. Gladstone’s speech on the subject. The Norsemen who invaded England many cen turies ago had sniled under the “Raven flag”- and had boosted that they were “the ravagers of the world.” Tho present financial condi tion showed that the breed of the “ravagers of the world” was not extinct and that tho “Raven flag” was still flying. There were certain cbaiacterlstios of the English people that made them the econotnlo foes of the people of tbe United States. Great Britain was a creditor nation. The United States was a debtor nation. It was to the Interest of Great Britain to make silver low and to make gold dear. The annual product of gold for the United States was about one-half of its silver product, while tho gold product of Australia was about twlco its silver product, >and England was striking at sliver in order to crush out the silver iuterests of tbe United States and build up tbe gold interests of Aus tralia. House.—The Democrats being prepnred to introduce a bill \o repeal the laws providing for federal supervisors of elections, the Re publicans, led by Mr. Burrows, began tbe fight to-day to prevent such aotlon. They refused to vote on all motions, but the Demo crats finally adopted a resolution revoking all leaves of absenco and ordering members back to the House, so that the Democratic majority may be strong enough to cope with tbe Re publican minority. No other business was done Friday, September 18th. Senate.—Mr. Cullotn presented a petition from pensioners of Illinois that they be pro tected from detectives who “visit tbe homes of pensioners, aDd, with the basest hypocrisy and fawning deception, seek to find some clew to furnish the pension office to deprive the old veterans of theli pensions.” Mr. Manderson submitted a resolution, which went over until to-morrow, asking for infor mation of the Interior department as to the abolition or. consolidation of land offices In Nebraska. Other states were Included at the suggestion of different senators. Mr. Lindsay, of Kentucky, who succeeded Mr. Carlisle, spoke in favor of repeal, and de fended Mr. Carlisle’s record. He was fol lowed by Mr. Higgins, of Delaware, on the same side. House.—The Republicans refused to vote in order to prevent the bringing in of the elections repeal bill, and no business was done. At 2 o’clock eulogies were delivered upon the late Representative Cblpman, of Michigan. Saturday. Sept. 16th. Senate.— The repeal bill was taken up and Mr. Voorhees asked the Senate to agree to close debate upon the bill on the 25th inst., and that amendments be debated until the 26th, under the five-minute rule, when a vote should be taken upon all amend ments and upon the bill. He asked the sil ver men to iudlcute some time at which they would have concluded their arguments against the bill. Mr. Teller responded for the opponents of repeal. As Mr. Allison, who was entitled to the floor was anxious to proceed, he would simply say that there had been no delay in this debate. There has not been a speech made for tbe purpose of delay. The Senate had not reached a point where it was fair to talk about fixing a time for a vote. He therefore objected to the request. Mr. Voorhees did not press his motion and Mr. Allison proceeded to speak in favor of repeal He favored coining all the silver in the treas ury. Mr. Allison said tho United States could not continue the purchase of silver without seriously endangering the standard established lu 1873 and bringing this nation, with all its opportunities, wealth, labor and production, to the silver standard. At this point Mr. Allison was Questioned about the recent monetary conference at Brussels, of which he was a member. He said the Brussels conference had made more progress respecting the solution of the silver question than was made at all prior confer ences. If the United States would undertake the policy of restoring sliver by an interna tional arrangement it would be accomplished within a reasonable time. The parity be tween the two metals would be restored and silver would practically be rehabilated. That was the solution of tne question. At the close of Mr. Allison’s speech a number of eulogies were delivered upon the life and character of the late Senator Stan ford. House.—ln the House the deadlock over tho Tucker bill continued and no business was done. The ways and means committee of the House Is now engaged In hearing arguments from Importers, manufacturers und others as to what the tariff on various articles should he. buice-seekers arc pouring Into Washington just now from every part of Ihe country. Just why they should invade tbe capital at this particular time Is a matter hard to ex plain. Assistant Secretary of the Interior Rey nolds has rendered a decision holding that the widow of a deceased pensioner has no right, under the law, to make and proseente an original claim for a rerating of her hus band's Invalid pension. This overrules a de cision rendered in the last administration. Attorney General Olney has Instructed Uni ted Staves marshals to take no further steps for the enforcement of tho Geary law pending specific Instructions to them to the contrary from Washington. These Instructions do not apply, however, to the Chinese already in pro gress of deportation by due process of the law A board of trade convention was held in Washington on tbe 12tb. It was a cut and dried affair arranged for urging the repeal of the Sherman law. Less than 200 were present. Tbe.convenllon was given a stirring up by Lafe Pence and ex-Senator N. P. Hill, but the re sult was not noticeable In the vote on repeal. The silver men In the Senate Tuesday sprung a surprise on the repeal forces in the declaration of Mr. Stewart that hereafter a quorum of the Senate would have to be pres ent when senators spoke on the silver ques tion. If the opponents of the repeal Insist upon a quorum being present at all times it will be a new move, and may seriously inter fere with the programme of the friends of re peal. ROCKY FORD, COLORADO, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 1893. ANOTHER TRAIN ROBBERY. Michiganders Surprised by the Bold Ex ploits of a Clang of Bobbers. The express car of the Midland Range pas senger train, whloh left Hancock, Michigan, at 9 o’clock Friday morning for Calumet, was held up and robbed by bandits a half mile from Boston station, about half an hour later. Tho robbers secured (75,000 In cash, money Intended for the employes of the Calumet and Hecla copper mine, for whom Saturday was pay-day. The express car was In charge of Messenger D. W. Hogan, and there were no special guards. Five men did the job. Two of them guarded the engineer and fireman, while a third controlled the engine, running it very slowly. Two more broke in the door of tho express car with a sledge hammer. The messenger wal caught unawares and made to produce the keys of the safe. The men then left the car and took to the woods. Among the passengers were the Hon. E. D. Ryan and Attorney Looney, and teller Fish, of the First National bank of Hanoock, was In the coach with (40,000 In currenoy in his pockets, but the robbers did not know It. As soon as the train arrived at Calumet, the Calumet and Hecla mine sent nearly 100 deputy sheriffs In every direction In chase. Sheriff Dunn also sent deputies out from Houghton and tugboats were sent along tbe lake shore to cut off escape by water. Every road was olosely guarded. Jaok King, the great Cornish wrestler, John Kehoe, a sport, and Jaek Challew were seen driving very fast Into town about 10 o’olock and persons near the Boston station saw a horse corresponding In eolor to theirs tied up near the station. These men and a man named Gorman were thereupon arrested and the clew against them seems to be a very strong one. The wildest excitement prevails throughout the country, as this Is the first train robbery In the history of the copper region. LOSS OF LIFE IN SPAIN. Great Numbers of Persons Drowned In the Province of Toledo. The provlnoe of Toledo has been swept by violent storms, and much damage has been done to property. Large traote of oountry have been flooded and many lives have been lost. Fifty corpses have been, so far, recov ered. In addition, many people have been more or less seriously Injured. ▲t Vlllacanas the death roll Is said to be appalling. The peasants, upon the rising of the waters, sought refuge lu large and small caves on the hillsides, and at night, when all were sleeping, tbe waters rose suddenly, swept into the oaves and drowned the holplese beings who had there sought safety from the floods. The Rtanzeres Is now a raging enrrent, ear- 3 ring death and destruction In many dlreo ons, and the Manzures Is also flooded and doing much damage. Some small villages and groups of houses have been entirely washed away from the lace of the earth. Houses crumbled like pasteboard before the rushing waters, and those who In boats and rafta sought safety from the deluge were either drowned or erushed to death by pleoee of timber whleh were carried tike straw upon the waters. Relief parties have been sent out from Madrid and elsewhere, bat In the most en dangered places the railroad tracks ore either washed away or are under water so deep that trains cannot pass, and thus a number of villages are out off from the outside world with no hope of assistance, and death etarlng their lnhabltante in tbe face. In one of the villages only eight out of sixty-four people are known to have escaped the floods. AMERICAN SKILL RECOGNIZED. Dr. Amlck’s Remedy Attraete the Serloas Consideration of European Medlolsts. New Yoke, Sept 18.—A London dlspatoh eays: Among the sabjeete whieh were' scheduled for consideration at the interna tional medical congress ealled to assemble in Rome next month, but the Indefinite post ponement of whloh has Just been announced, was the treatment of the oure of consumption discovered by Dr. Amlck of the United States, whleh is attracting great attention among the medical fraternity of England and continen tal countries. In Its currant issue a leading medical journal soy* that as a result of the postponement of the congress a party of promlment physicians of. England, France and Germany will leave for the United States the last week of September, and after a brief visit to the World's Fair, will prooeed to Cincinnati for tbe purpose of personally interviewing tbe discoverer. Some of the English physicians concerned and who, like the majority of their profession, are lnelined to regard any new discovery hailing from the United States as open to suspicion of quack ery, some months ago induced one of the largest wholesale drug houses In the metropo lis to enter Into correspondence with Dr. Amlok with the alleged view of becoming the British agents for his medicines. Their guns were spiked, however, by the reoelpt last week of a letter to the effeet that he corres ponded only with registered praetlelng phy sicians and that his discovery could not be pat on the market for Indiscriminate sole. At a meeting of the Paris cllnlo of physielans last week one of the speakers coupled Amlek’s name with Pastenr’s as a benefactor of the human raoe, and paid a high tribute to the medical profession In the United States. Fighting Fire at Dssdwosd. Lost Thursday night was a sleepless, rest ess, anxious night for the residents of Dead wood. Nearly tbe entire male population pnt In tbe night fighting the forest fire north of tbe olty which for hours threatened to sweep all before It. At 11 o’cloek Thursday night the fire had reached a point only a mile from town. Tbe track of the flames was two miles wide and lay through a region thtek with dry brush and timber. Tbe wind was blowing a gale. The flames were leaping to the tops of pine trees and jumping 100 feet high. Along the line of this wake of Are were scattered 1,200 men or more with axes, shov els and pine boughs, cutting down trees, building brakes and fighting back the ever advancing flames. Just when the men were exhausted and hope almost given up, tbe wind veered and blew away from town for about half an hour. The precious moments were taken advantage of. A swath 100 feet wide was out In front of tbe lire, the timber carried off, and when the wind again ohanged and blew toward the olty the flames found nothing to feed on. It Is now thought all danger la past. Five hundred men still re main to watch the flames, but unless a high wind arises no apprshenslon Is felt. The damage to growing timber la so vast that It cannot bo estimated Telegraphic Brevities. Prince Blsmarok Is quite 111. Mr. Cleveland’s new baby ha« been named Esther. A great parliament of all religions opened at Chicago on the 1 ltb. A tire at Pullman, 111., on the 11th, de stroyed lumber valued at (250,000. The Secretary of the Treasury purchased 190,000 ounces of silver on the 12th at (0.7540. It has been discovered tbat much property has been stolen from tbe Kansas state insane asylum at Topeka. General A. J. Warner, the president of the 81-mctullio League, has decided to enter tho Vlrglula campaign on behalf of silver. The yacht Vigilant has won the local races at New York which entitles her to the honor of defending the American oup against British bouts. It Is reported that In a few days work will be entirely suspended throughout tbe north of France and In four Belgian colliery dis tricts. Tbe first thing that the Demoorats In tbe House will do, will he to pass a bill repealing the laws providing for supervisors of federal elections. Advices from Johannesburg state that the output of gold from the Transvaal mines for August was 196,069 ounces, the highest out put by 9,900 ounces from that locality. There arc serious disturbances in Bohemia os the reHult of a demand for home rule. The Austrian emperor has suspended several laws allow Ing free speech and trial by jury. The people uru desperate. The miners In the Borlngc district, In the province of Ilanault, Belgium, have voted to go out on a strike Immediately unless their wages are raised. Vast numbers of people are Involved In tho proposed strike. There Is great consternation among the citizens of Dauvllle, Ky., over the charge of Judge Shaullcy to the grand jury. The judge told the jury to Indict nny man or woman whom they Hud playing progressive euchre for prizes. Reports from the borders of tbe Cherokee Strip on tbe 13tb state that the heat was ter rible and tbat many of tbe men In line were stricken with sunstroke and several died. The would-be homesteaders are enduring great hardships. Tbe revolution in Brazil has become very serious, as a large proportion of the fleet has turned on the government. No dispatches nre permitted to be sent out but it Is stated on good authority that Rio de Janeiro was bom barded on the 18tb. The situation of tbe boomers on the border of the Strip were reported to be more satis factory on the 14lh. The heat was less in tense, and the facilities for registering were Increased so that there Is no doubt that all of them will secure certificates before noon Sat urday. A correspondent in Rome says the Vatican is about to open an Inquiry of the most search ing chnrnctcr Into the latest opposition to Mag. Satolll In the United States, an opposi tion with ramifying Influences extending to Rome Itself. The Vatican has resolved to act with the greatest energy In tho mutter. The Hughes court-martial at Topeka handed down a verdict of “guilty” Monday morning. Colonel Hughes Is dishonorably discharged from the military service of the State, lie Is found guilty on all charges but two, these being “carrying news to the ene my” and “speaking words of encouragement to the enemy,” the “enemy” mentioned In these charges being the Republican House of Representatives. A dispatch from Marshfield, Wisconsin, says tbat place Is surrounded by a sheet of flames in the woods and that people are flee ing for their lives. It Is said tbat at least twenty-five persons have been cut off from escape. Two children, while trying to escape with their parents from a burning borne, M ere lost In tho dense smoke and were almost certainly killed. Several small settlements have already been consumed and horses, cat tle. lumber, etc., destroyed. The county judges of Dallas county, Mis souri, following the precedent set by their predecessors In their own county and by the Ht. Clair county judges, refuse to issue a tax levy to pay the bonds of the county, amount ing with interest to nearly (5(10,000, pledged by the county In aid of a railroad that was never built,w hich levy was ordered by United States Judge Phillips. Two of the judges are now hiding In the brush, seeking to escape United States deputy marshals who have been ordered to serve notice upon them to issue tbe levy. The Russian government has ordered tbat its mint shall no longer receive from Individ uals silver bars or worn silver pieces brought to be converted into coin and thnt the Impor tation into Russia of foreign coin is pro hibited. This prohibition, however, shall not apply to the Chinese lamb, which China may still send Into Russia over tbe frontier. No great significance Is attached to this order by tbe treasury department, as most of the money of Russia Is In paper and silver coins are few and far between. In a letter to Robert Evarett, Liberal mem ber of Parliament, Sir William llnrcourt ex tinguishes the lost hope of the blraetalists as to the reassembling of the Brussels Monetary Conference. “Although the government Is willing to consider the proposals of other States,” he wrote, “they will not encourage expectations which they are unlikely to ful fill.” Sir William adheres also to bis former declaration tbat any interference with the single standard as now established In England 1b open to the grayest of objections. Mr. Gladstone was publicly insulted while attending church at Flalrgowie last Saturday. The Rev. Frederick Davies, who was to preach the serman, publicly insulted Mr. Gladstone by refusing to shako bands with the vener able statesman before the service. In addition, during his sermon, tbe clergy man vehemently condemned the people pre sent for. as he claimed, coming to ehurch for an unworthy motive; to worship a creature rather than the Creator. Tbe remarks of the Rev. Frederick Davies caused much Indigna tion among the majority of those present. Of 9,000 pilgrims who went to Mecca from Tuuls on May 4, 400 perished In the Holy Land of cholera and other diseases. Tbe sur vivors have just returned and say that on June 24 over 100,000 Mussulmans. Arabs, Turks and Indians gathered on the sacred mountain, when cholera broke out among them,causing terrible havoc. The returned pil grims add that out of 700 Turkish troops sent to bury the dead, 500 died while performing this duty. Tbe mortality among the pil grims was terrible, and the tales they tell oi the horrible scenes of sickness and filth wit nessed In the Holy Land are beyond belief and M ould be classed as untrue n ere It not for the shocking mortality. Damage to the United States cruiser At lanta, through the disregard of some officers of tbe navy for tbe regulations governing the care and preservation of ships, will cost the government (100,000,000 and deprive it of the services of that vessel for over seven months. A detailed report of the work necessary to put the ship In condition, including tbe water-tight compartment doors, which were allowed to rust so as to prevent them closing, and for which no one seemingly can be held responsible for their dlsgraocful state, shows that over (100,000 will have been used when she Is again ready for service. Entire new decks will be put in and the greater part of the machinery will require attention. Tbe registration booths on the edge of the Cherokee Strip opened for bn-lne-'s on the 11th and were overwhelmed wllb homeseekers. It was a hurd time for the men and women who had been In line for several days sad who bad before them the prospect of having to wait several days longer. Many delicate wo men and at least a dozen men were carried out entirely prostrated with the heat. du«t and cxhnustlon. There Is a great scarcity of wa ter. The supply Is being hauled from Arkan sas City In tank wngons. and It costs 25 cents to get a canteen filled and 10 cents for a cap full. Along the hedges tents have been set ni>, where beer, sandwiches and pies are sold. Everything •• covered with an Inch of dust, the nainral color of the men la line cannot be distinguished, so covered With dust are they. Frederick L. Ames, the Bpston millionaire, died auddeoly on the 13th. AWAITING THE OPENING DAY. Trylag Experiences of Prospective Set tlers on the Cherokee Strip. A dlspatoh from Arkansas City on the 14th •ays: Tbe boomers who own fast horses have been bitterly opposed to the running of trains into the Strip Saturday. Officers have just discovered evidence tbat • number of owners of fast horses here and at Guthrie have hired a gang of sooners to go upon tbe Strip aud burn the bridges the night before the opening thus shutting off train transportation. The marshal of Oklahoma has been asked for a lot of deputy marshals to guard the bridges. All bridges will bo watched from now until after tbe run. Tbe job, as planned by the horse-owners, was to dlvldo alt the lands se cured by them with the “sooners” who fired (he bridges. The Santa Fe officials have been Informed of the scheme and are taking meas ures to frustrate It. Dr. Gallagher established two booths In this city this evening, and registration will be commenced at them to-morrow morning. In the meantime registration at the old booths south of here will continue until the registra tion Is exhausted. Registration will be kept up all through the night If necessary. When the last man receives bis certificate the booths will be moved to town, where drinking-water, food and shelter from the sun can be easily obtained. This will In a great meaeure re lieve the intense suffering of tbe people In line. Last night the Santa Fe train arrived sev eral hours late and In five seetlons. Every section was crowded with passengers and nearly all stepped off here. At ten o’clock hundreds of men were scouring the town looking for lodgings. A larger number of men than ever were compelled to sleep on the streets. This morning crowded trains came In over all the lines. It is no exaggeration to state that 40,000 strangers are within and abont town. At Orlando to-day over 8,000 certificates were Issued and the number of people de manding tbe opportunity to register was fully 10,000. The force of clerks at the booths there was Increased again to-day and a night force will be put to work to-night. It is be lieved all will be permitted to register before noon Saturday. Tbe suffering from the heat and dust was Intense agala to-day, although the thermometer did not reach the high mark of yesterday. Early in the afternoon the wind got around to the northwest snd the mercury did not register over nlnety-flvo de grees. At Caldwell a plentiful water supply near registration booths relieved the suffering of the men In line before the booths. A brisk northwest wind eame up In the afternoon and rotnewhat tempered the heat. Out In the line, with no shelter from tbe sun’s rays, the heat was dreadful and tbe suffering In tense. Fully 10,000 people are still waiting there the opportunity to secure the precious certifi cate, and hundreds of people who are coming In over every road are being added to tho number. The number of certificates being Issued every ten hours reaches about 8,000 now and It Is believed all will be accommo dated. Certificates,all regularly signed and stamped, were sold like hot cakes here to-day to pros pective Strip settlers for (6.00 apiece. From what source they come Is not just known, but tbat they can be had Is a surety. SETTLED ON THE STRIP. A Multitude of Home-Seekers Engage In the Great Race for a I>ot or a Farm. The most remarkable raoe ever witnessed took place on the borders of tbe Cherokee Strip at noon on the 16th. About 100,000 people shot out as balls from a Gatling gun and raeed for dear life for some point In the territory which to them seemed most desir able. Confusion reigned everywhere. So closely ware contestants packed together that tbe start was a hazardous one. Horse men were unseated, wagons overthrown and pedestrians prostrated In the mad rush to be off. The cries of angered men mingled with the neighing of panic-stricken horses. The shouts of tbe racers, the clatter of hoofs, tho rattling of wagona and tbe shrieking of loco motives combined in a roar similar to that ac companying the progress of a tornado. At the sound of the signal gun everybody started. Those mounted on fast horses shot ahead and soon disappeared In a cloud of dust. Thousands of prairie schooners fol lowed and many men and women on foot eommenced tbe race for homes for themselves and their dependent ones. At one point tbe cowboys on their sturdy ponies took tbe lead In the race. They bad gone but a short distance when they spread out over tbe prairie and, dismounting, set Are to the thick prairie grass, hoping thus to turn aside those who were following. The flres spread rapidly at first, but tbe wind was blow ing from the north and, driving the flames south, they were soon stopped by s deep gul ly whieh parallels the Cherokee line three miles sooth. Horses could not be urged through tbe flames and many were turned baek. No damage was done by tbe flames so far as known further than destroying tbe grass and Impeding the racers. Along tbe railroad tracks the boomer trains, loaded to the guards with townslters are creeping along at a snail’s paee, It seems to tbe anxious passengers, while fleet animals outstrip tbe mighty iron horse, handicapped by being forbidden to exceed twelve miles an hour. The horsemen shout derisively aa they pass the trains, and some of the more hot beaded passengers pile off the cars forthwith, scstnper a distance Into tbe prairie and squat upon tbe first vacant patch of 160 aeres whloh comes In their way. As a train pulls Into a townslte or county seat, It disgorges Its load and tbe townslters •warm over the land like an army of ants. Tbe plot of ground which fifteen minutes be fore wss nothing but a surveyed patch of prairie with not an Inhabitant, becomes a populous community. Innumerable disputes, many altercations and some fights take place. There are no officers of the law to Interfere and tbe lot-seekers are too busy with tbelr own affairs to mix In other peo ple’s business, so the fighters fight It out until one Is Incapacitated, while his victor captures tbe prize. Immediately a lot Is claimed, stakes are driven, In some cases tents are erected and In a few instances town meetings are held, officers are elected, and before tbe thing seems possible a municipality has sprung Into existence. In tbe meantime out on the prairie tbe fanners continue tbelr race for homes ami pre-emptions. Tbe heads of families and their sons of legal age, make the race on horses or on foot, yet horses are not numer ous enough to go around, while the “women folks” follow more leisurely lu prairie schooners, whloh pitch and roll about on tho broken prairie like a sure-enough schooner In a rough sea. From the l|ne south of Arkansas City a number of young men make the race on safety bicycles. Tbe weather was fair with a cool breeze blowing. Enough people made the run to furnish each one of tbe 87,000 homesteads with an occupant and give each county seat and town-site at least 1,500 inhabitants. On the old town-site of Perry will be es tablished the negro town of Liberty. It will contain 100 ncres In the heart of Perry and serve to drive tbe white people down to Wharton. Wagon and freight-train loads of supplies followed tbe settlers into tbe Strip. Tbe trains distributed provisions at the various county seats and town-sites, where stores have been opened In canvas tents pending the erection of buildings. Camp-fires dotted the prairies In all direc tions where tho homesteaders have established temporary eamps. The recent drought has dried up the creeks and streams, and those who failed to provide themselves with water will be forced to endure suffering from thirst, for water Is obtainable only In a fmv places on the Strip exoept from tbe rivers. The drought of tbe past month has left tho country burned dry. A smothering dust composed of a combination of fine sand and ashes from tbe prairie flres fills the air and adds to the thirst and general discomfort of tbe unhappy boomers. The careless building of camp-fires has set the parched prairies blazing In many places, and boomers are out fighting the flames. In other places unscrupulous men started the flres In the hope of driving some timorous claimant off a valuable tract. Sunday was generally given over to an ef fort to bring order out of chaos. The farm ers’ families have put up tents, arranged their primitive houses as comfortably as pos sible, and have begun tbe search for water, cither In creeks, springs or In driving wells. While the head of tbe family has hurried to the nearest land office to file his preliminary papers, this work Is done oy the remainder of tbe family. The county seats and town sites have be come busy communities. Those reaehed by the railways have been very well supplied with provisions. In those off the lines of travel the commonest coflhnodltles command fancy prices, so greatly does the demand ex ceed the supply. At Willow Springs water sells at ten cents a glass, bread at fifty cents a loaf, and other supplies at proportionate amounts. Restaurants, shops of all kinds, drinking places and gambling houses have been established In tenta, and are doing a thriving business. At Perry and Wharton ohureh services were held but were very sllmly attended. People were too weary after the great raee, too busy In administering to bodily necessities, or too indifferent to go to ehurch. The centers of Interest have now been trans ferred to the government land offices, and long lines of settlers are formed at each of them. Reports of murders and fatal aoetdents are beginning to oooe In. At one point a man started across the line before 12 o’olock. He was warned book by a soldier, but refusing to stop was shot dead. The soldier was then shot by another settler. There are many stories of orlme and casualties, but, all being strangers to one another, names are missing. Tbe crimes are mostly isolated murders which took place Saturday In the fight for claims. Many fatal accidents are reported aa the re sult of tbe rush —men trampled to death by horses or killed by falling from tho over crowded exeursion trains. It is now stated on all sides that the settlers have been fooled In their belief that tbe Strip was good farming country. This may be a “sour grapes” ery of those who failed to secure desirable tracts, but there seems to be some ground for the statement. Caldwell, Arkansas City and other railroad points are crowded with people who are trying to get away from tbe Strip, and who elaltn that it Is no good. At any rate It Is eertaln that there will be great suffering next winter, by those who lack the necessaries of life. THE WAR IN BRAZIL. Reports of the Bombardment of Rio do Janeiro. Dlspatobes were received en tbe 14tb, via Buenos Ayres, from Rio de Janeiro whleh give some idea of tbe bombardment whloh has taken place In the Bay of Rio. It should be remembered, however, that President Pelxoto Is In control of the telegraph lines and that all news leaking out from the dis turbed capital of Brazil mast be accepted with reserve. The rebel ships Aquldaban, Republics and Trajano yesterday made an attempt to land soldiers and marines at Gamboa, In the Bay of lilo, where the English cemetery Is situ ated. Gamboa is a little more than a mile from the loading grounds where foreign ves sels take In tbelr cargos and just across the bay from Nlcteroy. It Is'just north of Rio de Janeiro. The insurgents’ ships are reported to have used only small rapid-firing guns, and their fire is supposed to have been Intended more for the porpoae of covering the landing of tbe Insurgent forces than aa a regular bom bardment. The rebels. It is added, have taken prisoners the officers of the gunboat Alloucz. As tbls message was sent, the In surgents were firing In the direction of the arsenal with the expectation of blowing it up. The guns on the Aquldaban thundered forth at long range, for the rebel ships were not foolish enough to engage tbe forts, and the latter replied to the fire of the war vessels without apparent damage. At night there was a period of calm, but hostilities were ex pected to be resumed unless some under standing could be arrived at between the rebels and the government. Rio itself was not bombarded. A few stray shells fell In the city, tbe result of bad marksmanship, but no great damage was done. There Is no doubt tbat there arc many people on shore In sympathy with the insur gents, for the latter seem able to keep posted concerning all the doings ashore. National Bank Fallnras. The comptroller of the currency has pre pared some rather Interesting statistics rela tive to the suspension of national banks dur ing the last nine months. It Is shown tbat since November last 153 national banks have suspended. Of this number slxty-two. hav ing been found by the comptroller to be sol vent, were permitted to resume business. Of tbe sixty-two tbat have resumed, twenty-eight, ’ or nearly half, have reopened their doors to business slnco tbe 20tb of August. Fifty-eight national hanks which suspended still remain jn tbe hands of the receivers, thirty-two are in charge of national bank examlnara and one !■ in prooeaa of liquidation. NO. 17. IMPORTANT COLORADO NEWS. DEVOTED TO PEACHES. Ormad Junction Inndad by a F«Mk< hungry Crowd Who Oo( Satisfied. Peaoh Day at Grand Junction thla year wai n great succes. The fruit thla year la all thA could be deaired, and lta luacioua flavor la • aurprise to the aeveral thouaand who have visited thla eity from across the range. Twenty-five hundred strangers is not a •mall estimate to place upon the number oi visitors to the eity. All regular trains enter ing the city on broad and narrow-gauge roads have been crowded, and they have com* also on horseback and wagon from the most remote mountain dlstrlots to attend this most unique festival of Peach Day. The day was an ideal one for a celebration of this character, being cool and agreeable, and the spirit of the people never flagged in endeavoring to entertain their guests. Peaches, apples, pears, nectarines, pome granates and grapes were liberally distributed to the people and seemed to be thoroughly enjoyed. The first event on the programme of tbs day was the straightaway race, with th« Aspen and Grand Junction fire teams en tered. The race, which was spirited, was won by the Grand Junction boys. A parads was then formed and ended at the pavilion where speeches of welcome and responses were made. The pavilion was then thrown open and the visitors Invited to Inspect the fruit ex hibit and eat tbclrfill of peaches, grapes and melons. The exhibit filled one end of the pavlllou, while the remainder was given up to the free fruit and the water company’s fountain. Here a most pleasant afternoon was spent, and a great mountain of fruit dis appeared. At 5 o'clock the great wet contest was run between the Grand Junction and Aspen teams. The race was a hotly contested one, and was won only after a severe struggle by the Grand Junction team, they making tha very fast time of 0:85 3-5. At 5:80 p. m. ChalTce Light Artillery, un der Captain Kincaid, gave an exhibition of their battery drill. The squad worked with the greatest precision and won thousands of friends by tbelr excellence. Company Aof Lake City followed with a bayonet drill, the company being In com mand of Inspector General Ferguson. A ball was given in the ovenlng. Hlg Job of Hurveylng. The Government coast survey has a party working In this vicinity on the base line of tbe new map of the United Btates. This party comes from the Paoltlc coast, and are eastward bound, and have been at work on the base line for twenty-four years. Mr. Mollneaux, of tbe party, has been here for some time, and established a signaling sta> tlon on top of Treasury mountain. The bal ance of the party are on the LaSalle moun tains In Utah, 150 miles away, but a right clear day they have no trouble In seeing each other’s signals for this distance. The signal is made by the reflection of tbe sun on a hand mirror. Tbe elevation of the stations are about 14,000 feet above sea level, so that there need be no obstruction. Charley Steele is tbe assistant observer on Treasury moun tain.—Created llutte Pilot. Rio Grand* (Statement. Tbe annual statement of the officials of the Denver & Rio Grande, covering the fiscal year ending June 80, 1898, has just been is sued. It covers a season of prosperity, and is a showing for which the management de serves credit. The net earnings of the road show an Increase over the year preceding of $326,208.41. At tbe end of the year which tbe report covers there were 1,546 miles of roadbed. To construct this it cost the stock holders $01,860,520.67, of which $7,884,567.81 was expended in building branches. Working for Equal Suffrage. On tbe 12th of this month the people of Gunnison met to form an Equal Suffrage club, under tbe leadership of Mrs. H. C. Ol ney, who was also a worker for the suffrage cause when the question was first presented In Colorado. Mrs. Carrie Love Chapman, a gifted speaker from the East, who is now pre senting the claims of equal suffrage to tbe ritlzens of Colorado, was expected to address the meeting. Denver Market*. Eggs, ranch 17c, state 14c; butter, best creamery 26@27c, dairy 17c; hay, up and baled slo@sl2, second bottom s9@slo; alfalfa 16.09; wheat 85c; corn, bulk 75c, sacked 30c; oats, old 25c; new, $1.05; potatoes $1.15; cattle, choice steers #2.40 $2.75, cows $firstname.lastname@example.org, native feeders $1.75 (3*2.35; hogs, choice $4.65; spring chicken* per dox. Chinese Being Deported. The first Chinamen to have their sentences of deportation under the Geary registration act executed arrived In San Francisco from Los Angeles on the oth, and were confined in the county jail until Tuesday when they were sent back to the Celestial kingdom on the steamer China. There were five Chinese in tbe batch, and they were in oharge of United States Marshal Gard. The Chinese are all laborers and were ar rested on warrants issued from the United States court In Los Angeles. They were taken before Judge Ross and by him sen tenced to be deported, as they had not com plied with the law requiring Chinese in tbe United States to be registered. News that these Chinese had arrived in the city and would be plaeed on the steamer leaving Tuesday created a sensation all through Chinatown. The president# of the Six Companies held a conference at the con sul general’s office and a number of dis patches passed between them and the Chinese legation at Washington. Those who pretend to know say that the Chinese are preparing a petition to be sent to President Cleveland. The document will place the blame of tbe Chinese not register ing heretofore upon the faith they gave their American legal advisers, who assured them that the Geary law could not stand. It will probably pray for an extension of time in which to allow them to register. ilt is officially announced at the na rj de partment that the formal transfer of the three fae simile reproductions of the ships In which Columbus sailed on his first voyage to the western continent, and which are the World’s Fair, from the Spanish to the United States government has been completed. Tbe two smaller caravels were built at the ex pense of thla country and loaned to Spain for u«e at the Columbia celebration at Palos, the port from which the discoverer sailed, on condition th.t U>« Utter rountrj •<*>>*'» produce the Santa Maria and cede all three of the vessels to tbe United States after the Fair was over. The ships will find * I*™*' nent resting place in the lagoon south of the White House, and will be preserved ae me mentos of the Ce’"mMa« year.