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gbni aal oner, moaux) . I No woman Is a heroine to her dress maker. Business with the busy little bee is always humming. The successful sprinter is seldom successful In the long run. A woman’s idea of a lovable man is one who is a good listener. A man loses confidence in his friends when they refuse to lend him money. Some politicians take more pride in their influence than in their integrity. The man who gets a hearing in court Is apt to hear something he doesn’t like. No wonder we hear of the angry sea when so many people persist in cross ing it A man’s reputation often depends upon the things that are not found out about him. The man who takes care of his pen nies will have dollars to blow in on the other man’s scheme. The man who considers himself all wool and a yard wide evidently wants to make himself felt. It’s all well enough to call things by their right name, but there are times when it should be done in a whisper. It’s simply impossible for a man to love his neighbor as himself if he has a garden and his neighbor has chickens. Representatives of window-glass plants have been meeting at Muncle, Ind. Even Muncie can see through their motives. Public men speak of their unworthi ness, but very few of them would be willing to be taken at their publicly ex pressed estimation of themselves. It would be quite a relief to people who are compelled to do business with the Chicago river if there were a little more water poured on the troubled oils. Experiments at the Connecticut agri cultural station at New Haven show that the greater part of the flavoring sirups used in soda water are made from salicylic acid colored with pois onous dyes. The information comes a trifle late to be of much service to the young man’s pocketbook depleted by the soda-water campaign of the past summer, and by next season the girls will have forgotten all about it. When the Spanish war broke out, the son of a Mississippian volunteered in spite of parental protest. The father went to the colonel of the reg iment and begged that the company might at least wear the confederate gray. That could not be granted. "When my boy was brought home,” said that father recently, “with the stars and stripes wrapped about him, my feelings changed. Henceforth that is my uniform, that my flag, and the country for which he fought is my country.” President Kruger quotes the Bible as bearing upon the Transvaal crisis, and the cable announces the fact to the world. He remarked that he con sidered the Boer position best defined by a certain chapter of scripture, and forthwith more people than In any av erage twenty-four hours read the psalm beginning, ‘‘Keep not thou si lence, O God.” Since Cromwell’s day. when hearty praying and hard fight ing went hand in hand.rulers and com manders who get inspiration from the Bible are said to be twice armed. No marching orders of a Boer general could so Are the courage of his boI diers as will the words of the psalm, which have stirred and strengthened the hearts of myriads of men for many generations. The influx of American commercial men is a constant surprise to English men, who are Just beginning to realize what American business rivalry means Entire sections of streets here are now lined with the signs of American firms In every line of trade. A prominent Manchester iron man said to a corre spondent of the Associated Press: "The main significance of this inpouring of manufacturing firms Is that the Amer icans are now not only underselling us here, but they are making their agen cies bases from which they are grad ually reaching out into every country In Europe. I know of an immense Cleveland firm which established an agent here who for a year did not un dertake nn English order, wholly con fining himself to Germany, France and Russia. Now the concern has more or ders from England alone than it caD ■upply." More horses were sold at the Chi cago stock yards market during the past year than for many previous sea sons. The bicycle and the automobile may hold full away, but as long as there are men who admire the noblest of animals the horse will be in no danger of extinction. Nearly all the great universities of the nation have now opened their doors for the fall term and the con catenated throbbing of the collegians’ mighty brains can almost be heard above the din of football praottce. WASHINGTON NEWS. A statement In detail just issued shows that the military and naval force which will be in the Philippines by December will aggregate more than 70,000, and 45 ineu-of-war. President McKinley will, it Is expect ed, devote considerable attention in his forthcoming annual message to an other executive branch of the govern ment, with a Cabinet minister at its head, to have charge of interstate and foreign commerce. It seems to be pret ty well settled that a recommendation will be made for a new department of commerce, but its full scope is still a matter for discussion. The annual report of Major General Wesley Merritt, eoinmanding the De partment of the East, headquarters Governor’s Island. New York, lias been made public. The report is a strong arraignment of the whole situ ation in the artillery branch of the ser vice, being particularly directed against the ordnance bureau, and, in cidentally, the Quartermaster’s De partment, the latter for failure to fur nish what General Merritt considers proper quarters at artillery posts. Admiral Dewey is making a fight for double bounty for the men behind the guns who won for him the battle of Manila. lie has filed a claim for S2OO each for his men, instead of SIOO. They are entitled to the double allowance if the American force was inferior to the Spanish force In the Manila bay fight. Admiral Dewey in a report to the Navy Department claims that the Spanish force, including the shore batteries, was superior to the American fleet. If Admiral Dewey’s views are sustained the aggregate bounty will be about $300,000 iusteady of SIBO,OOO. Surgeon General Sternberg states that ample provision had been made by the War Department for supply troops in the Philippines with medical attend ants. In addition to those now on tlieir way to Manila, General Sternberg said ten commissioned medical officers and twenty-five contract surgeons are un der orders to report to General Otis. There are to-day In the Philippines seventy female nurses, and orders were given to-day to thirty more to sail from New York for Manila. There are I, privates of the hospital corps now in the Philippines and 200 are under orders. The retirement of General Shafter at Snn Francisco will not aflfect that officer’s rank in the volunteer estab lishment. or cause any change in his present command. As the case stands. General Shafter is a brigadier in the regular establishment and a major gen eral of volunteers. He retires by law October 10th. but the War Department does not deem it expedient to relieve him of his command at the Presidio, and to place in charge there some other officer whose grasp of the many de tails connected with the return of the volunteers from the Philippines and the forwarding of the new regiments would be less complete than that of General Shafter. The monthly statement of the ex ports and imports of merchandise of the United States during the mouth of September, 1801), together with the In crease or decrease as compared with September, 1808. is as follows: Duti able merchandise imported, $39,425,- 521: increase about slo,(soo.(M>u. Do mestic merchandise exported. SIOO.- 123,047: increase. $10,800,000. Gold im ports. $2,572,028: decrease, $14.:to0.000. Gold exports, $1.05(5,740; decrease about $2,000,000. Silver imports $2,- 040,914: increase, $40,000. Silver ex jKirts, $3.(522,147: decrease. $1,500,000. Tlie exjMjrts of merchandise during the last nine months are shown to have ex eoeded the imports by $7(5,(50(5,787. Tlie President lias ordered to promo tion to grade of brigadier general in the regular army of the following col onels: Colonel A. C. M. Pennington. Second artillery: Colonel ltoyal T. Frank, First artillery; Colonel Louis 11. Carpenter, Fifth cavalry; Colonel Samuel Overshine. Twenty-third In fantry; Colonel Daniel W. Burke, Sev enteenth infantry. These officers are to In* placed on the retired list at in tervals of one day each. The War De partment was able to make these changes owing to tlie retirement of General Shafter from tlie regular army. After they shall all have been ap|H>inted and retired In order, one va cancy will be left iu tlie grade of brig adier general in the regular army, and it is tlie common impression that this place will lie given to either General Lawton or General MacArthur. Plans are being secretly formed in Washington for sending a large Amer ican expedition to tlie Transvaal. The chief promoter of the scheme Is a re tired army officer. Back of tlie pro ject are a number of met) of exteud »hl military experience, mining experts and capitalists, whose purpose is to form a company and ultimately secure control of a portion of the vast gold fields of the South African republic. Agents of the promoters are now work ing in tlie West, and to some extent in the East, with a view of si*ctiring re cruits and a ship for the expedition, it is proposed, as far as possible to have each recruit to equip himself. The main body of recruits will is* com posed of hardened frontiersmen. In dian lighters. cowboys, miners and daring adventurers, not unlike the Rough Riders of tin* Spanish war. It Is stilted tlmt the plans are so far com pleted as to enable tlie expedition to •‘tart upon com para lively short notice. It is claimed that the United States government would lie powerless to pre vetit the starting of tlie outfit by reason nf the precautions to is* taken to prove flint a filibustering expedition Is not Intended. The General Land Office has mailed to western la ml offices a circular pre scribing rules for the government of all persons concerned In proceedings arising on reports of special agent* af fecting the validity of claims to public lands. The object Is to provide for the serving of notice upon cutrynicu by which they will lie given nil opportuni ty to Im* heard in n ease If so desired. Hereafter when there is filed iu tin* General Land Office a report of a spe cial agent alleging that a certain entry, filing, location or claim for n specified tract of land Is fraudulent or Illegal, or that the claimant Inis failed to I comply with the requirements of law. I find the facts presented are sufficient to warrant a cancellation of all entry or claim, the local land officers will be authorized to serve notice upon the en trymen or claimant. The notice must define the charges adverse to the claimants contained in the special agent’s report. Thirty days will be al lowed in which to apply for a hearing, and failure to reply within the pre scribed time will he taken as an admis sion of the truth of the charges. Here tofore the practice lias been that up on a report of a special agent of the abandonment of a claim or that an en try had been made in violation of law, the entry lias been held for canaeella tlon. The new rule is expected to pro mote earlier adjustment iu those eases. The following statement was issued by the State Department Thursday: The President has received u large number of petitions signed by many citizens of distinction, requesting him to tender the mediation of the United States to settle the difference existing between the government of Great Brit ain and that of the Transvaal. He has received other petitions on the same subject, some of them desiring him to make common cause with Great Brit ain to redress the wrongs alleged to have been suffered by the Uitlanders. and especially by American citizens in the Transvaal, and others wishing him to assist the Boors against alleged aggression. It is understood that the President does not think it expedient • to take action in any of these direc- \ tions. As to taking sides with either : party in the dispute, it is not to he thought of. As to mediation, the Pres ident has received no intimation from either of the countries that the media tion of tlie United States would he ac cepted, and in the absence of such in timation from both parties, there is nothing in the rules of international usage to justify an offer of mediation j in the present circumstances. It is• known that the President sincerely hopes and desires that hostilities may lie avoided, but if unfortunately they should come to pass, the efforts of this government will he directed—ns they are at present—to seeing that neither our national interests nor those of our citizens shall suffer unnecessary in jury. Senator Davis of Minnesota is under stood to believe that the next Congress will not provide for the ultimate dis position of Cuba and tlie Philippines,! says the correspondent of the Chicago* Record. It is understood that the: President believes that Cuba and the 1 Philippines sbonld he, for the prenern, left in control of the executive. This opinion seems to Ik* shared by most of tin* administration Republican sena tors who have hud talks with the Pres ident. Tills may be said to lie the chief reason why the administration is so earnest iu securing the support of the people iu Its Philippine policy.! The President knows that all of the Islands will eventually have their fate settled by Congress. He thinks that now Is the time for Congress to deal with Porto Rico and Hawnlt: He thinks the time lias not arrived to deal witli the other islands. With this eon-! vietion he must necessarily go before the people, seeking tlieir confidence to] support the wisdom and ability of tlie' administration to deal with the re-1 maining islands until such time ns it; is best for Congress to net. This would leave the ultimate government of these islands a direct and tangible issue iu the next presidential cam-1 paign. Congressmen and presidential electors could l>e voted on with the knowledge that they were for or against the holding of these islands. I This would give the whole people* of the United States a voice in the mat-) ter. If the matter should lie settled iu Congress it would lie done by a Congress not elected on this issue ami by an executive not specifically In st rinded by the whole federal elector ate. Senator Davis, as chulrman of tlie Committee on Foreign Relations, I will probably introduce tlie measure providing for tin* civil government of Hawaii and Porto Rico which will have tin* aprpoval of tlie executive. In 1 tin* main this legislation will follow the legislative precedents to be found re lating to tlie Louisiana purchase uud tin* acquisition of California. Immediately upon Secretary lily’s return Tuesday preparations began at I the State Department for tin* coniple- I tion of tlie modus vivendl relative to the Alaskan bouudury. General Fos ter was hard at work upon tlie details of tlie modus, and the expectation Mas tlint in the course of a day or two die agreement would Im? in effect. Tin* |e gotlntioiis of late have been entirely In the hands of Secretary Hay aud J|r. 'Power, the British charge here. It Ins not lieen determined even yet whet 1 jo r the agreement defining tlie boundary teiu|>ornrily shall take the form of a document signed by both parties, or lie merely a series of notes, but in eltler ease It will Im* Just us effective as a regular modus vivendl, binding Ml) parties to observe the IwHindiiry hid down temporarily. State Departimnt officials are confident that Atnerleatis will have no cause to complain tint tlieir rights have Im*cii abandoned*whin the full scope of the agreement |s made known, while on the other huijd the Canadians cannot claim pnqierty that they have lost any right that tiny have enjoyed. The pur|Mise of ths particular effort at a modus was p regulate the lioiitalary Hue on the writ side of the Linn canal. 'Hie two iwirths laid placed tlie line of dcmnrkntlon <n (’lilieoot and White passes right at tli* top of the passes, and there has novi} been tlie slightest friction at the* points. But because of the fnct tint the westernmost of the three passe* namely’ Cliilcut pass, was fully fort; miles removed from tlie sea, the smut rule could not Im* applied by our rep resentatives without great loss. Then* fore, recourse lias been laid to anotlu*! expedient, and tlie line of demark a tion will ruu along the Klelinun rive and from a point near tlie Kluekwnt cross to a mountain peak on tlie south west. The effect will l»e to give to tlie United Stales control of the tide wnt* ers, the Brilisli being fifteen mtlen above: to miiiulain tlie American com trol of the new and Important Porcu pine country, and lastly, to veuve thq rights of nil American mines who are now on tlie Uamidlan side of tin* line. It Is understood that the modus Mill live at the pleasure of both parties fo It: there will lie uo date fixed for itn expiration. telegraph items. Five battleshliw, one* cruiser, one cadet training ship and twenty-five tor pedo t»onts and torpedo boat destroy er® will comprise the new construction completed and added to the navy with in the next year. Pennsylvania’s football team sus tained a crushing defeat at the hands of the Sarlisle Indian team, the score at the conclusion of the game being 10 to 5. From the l>egiun!ng the Pennsyl vania team was outplayed. There is a rumor afloat In market cir cles that Armour & Co., Swift & Co. and other large western packers are .engaged In an effort to corner the poul try market. Advices from the West indicate that these firms have placed large orders for poultry. An explosion of mine gas occurred at the Shenandoah City colliery, by which twenty-two men were entombed. All of them were rescued alive, but sev eral are seriously injured. The tire has been extinguished. The colliery is one of the largest of the Philadedpliin & Reading Coal and Iron Company's operations. The newspaper Patria at Manila lias been suppressed and its editor, Senor Utor, a Spaniard, placed under arrest on charge of printing and publishing seditious documents. For some time tlie Patria had been hostile to the Americans. Recently pamphlets at tacking tlie Americans and the friend ly Filipinos, have been circulated, and the police believe that Utor wrote and printed them. % In some quarters in Paris it is be lieved that a Franco-German under standing will be one of tin* results of the war in Africa. Several of the lead ing continental journals outside of France develop the same idea, the rea son given being that the Germans must lie strong enough to meet the United States and England, “who could easily destroy the German navy.” The Sixtli artillery batteries sta tioned at Honolulu have lost between twenty and thirty men in the last few days by desertion. All the soldiers here are anxious to Ik* sent to Manila. The men think they can steal aboard a transport and on arrival report to the officers of the Sixtli at Manila and es cape with slight punishment. The sol diers are willing to stand thirty days in the guard house for the sake of get ting to the scene of the war. The government of Spain has de- . dared martial law in Barcelona, the entire city being vehement in support of Dr. Robert, the reform mayor who has Just resigned rather than aid in the collection by force of oppressive taxes. The government finds it hard to discov er a successor for the popular and pub lic-spirited alcalde, and it is further perplexed in face of an identical re volt on the part of the merchants and manufacturers of Valencia. The executive council of the Ameri can Federation of I.abor has dis cussed the decision of the Supreme Court of Colorado that the eight-hour law of that state is unconstitutional, and concluded to open corresiK»iulence with organized labor in that state with a view of ascertaining the advisability of taking an apinuil from the decision to the United States Supreme Court, the federation to assist in making this appeal should it In* deemed advantage ous to tlie workers of Colorado. The German steamer Kaiser, from Hamburg, is disembarking at tlie en trance of the Suez canal 4,000 pieces of ammunition consigned to tlie Trans vaal. This step is taken in order to avoid seizure in tlie Red sea by British cruisers. The ammunition will prylv ably lie re-embarked for Hamburg. The Kaiser was shadowed by the Brit ish second-class cruiser Thetis through the Mediterranean. % It is reported that several German officers are on board the Kaiser, bound for tlie Transvaal. Tlie most serious lire in tlie history of Knlghtstown. Pa., broke out at 1:30 o’clock Tuesday morning. Three lives were lost, and projwrty worth SIOO.<MM) or more was destroyed. The dead are: Truman Rhodes, Charles Scatter and Don Davey. The men killed were members of tlie volunteer Are depart ment and were lighting tin* tire when the front wall of a three-story build ing fell outward. They were (‘auglit by tlie falling bricks and crushed to death, and it is lndleved tlint at least two others met with the same fate. The Schleslche Zeitung of Berlin an nounces that a new proposal lias been put forward regarding tlie Samoan question. England has offered tier many compensation if she will re nounce Upolu. The agrarian organ adds that it is not Impossible that Ger many will accept the proposal, provid t*d Hint a very high indemnity is paid. The foreign office intimates tlint the re port In the Kchlesischc Zeitung is an indiscretion and is not quite exact. It is true that England made tlie proposal in question, but it was declined. One life Is believed to have been lost in a lire to-night in tin* factory of W. C. Ritchie Paper Box Company, at Chi cago. Two hundred persons were at work in tlie building when the tire oc curred. It Is believed everybody es caped. with the exception of Alexan der McMaster. the superintendent. He was last seen making Ills way from tin* sixtli to the third floor. I.aura Thrill. Nora Koskc and another girl, named Sands, were unaccounted for up to a late hour. The building, which was six stories high, was practically destroyed, entailing a loss of $105,000 on building and stock. General Fuiiston of Kansas, in a spo(*eh tin* other day. said: “I hope that none of tin- men of tin* First Mon tana or tin* Twentieth Kansas will per mit themselves to become professional old soldiers or heroes. I hope they will not go home and seek public of fice. I want American people to know that they are mistaken In believ ing that any man who has fought one md a half y» ars for ids country has un fitted himself for any kind of servlce,” A decision of great Importance in bankruptcy cases lias been handed down by Judge Jenkins of the United States Court of Appeals at Milwaukee. Tlie court ruled that a Judgment so cured against an Insolvent person with in four months preceding the filing of bankruptcy proceedings Is void. Inas much as It is an apparent Impossibili ty to dpterttiluc to a cert ilnty the exact tandlng of creditors It Is stated tile de • b-tc. will result In a rush for ether sc »uritlcH. WESTERN NOTES. The taxpayers of Jefferson county are to vote on the proposition to erect a county high school building. Christopher L. Funk of Pueblo was murdered in cold blood on the 10th. There is no clue to the assassin. The body of an unknown man who had been lynched was found the other day on the road from Canon City to Crip ple Creek. The Standard tunnel at Cripple .Creek struck a big flow of water the other day. For a while it amounted to 20,000 gallons per minute. The Santa Fe railroad has decided to remove its railroad shops from San Marclal, Socorro county, New Mexico, and to make Rincon the division head quarters. "Dick” Holmes, who won fame as color bearer of the Colorado volun teers. was given a rousing welcome at his old home in Philllpsburg, New J ersey. The career of John Carter, alias Kid Adams, who attempted to rob a treas ure coach near Mt. Sneffels last week, has been cut short by a bullet. He was shot and killed near Plaeerville by Deputy Sheriff George Kinchen, while resisting arrest. While sinking an artesian well at the Vineyard stock farm, in Eddy county. New Mexico, traces of oil were discovered at a depth of 520 feet. Several veins of good water were struck also, but not of sufficient flow. The well will be sunk 1.000 feet. It is stated that the fund used to de fend McGinnis was secured by a col lection among the cowboys of the Mo gollon district in Socorro county, among whom McGinnis was very popular. They appointed E. A. Cunningham to attend the trial and to do everything in his power to get McGinnis free. What is presumed to be an organized gang of plunderers forced an entrance into the postoffice and store of A. Me- Clintock at Rincon, New Mexico, at a late hour Sunday night. The thieves secured $140 in postage stamps, $150 in coin and various pieces of the stock convenient to carry. W. H. Kerr has made arrangements for running a daily stage from Santa Fe to Bland, cutting down the distance to less than thirty miles. At present people from Santa Fe must go by rail to Thornton, stay a qight there and take a stage the next morning for twenty-five miles. Ex-Mayor Lucius Anderson, who left Carlsbad two years ago for Klondike, returned home unexepectedly. After nine months of prospecting and dig ging near Dawson City he gave up in disgust and went to work at his trade as carpenter, at which he innde more money than his companions did at gold digging. Judge Leland has ordered all saloons closed on Sundays at Las Cruces, and Judge Crumpacker received a petition to order the saloons of Albuquerque closed Sundays. In nearly all other cities and towns of New Mexico the Sunday law is now being enforced and has resulted in the reduction of arrests for petty offenses. For more than a week a snow storm of unprecedented severity for this time of the year has been raging iq the mountains surrounding Lcndville. One band of 1.400 sheep and the herder with them are lost. Other large flocks have reported heavy losses and no word has been received from many others known to be still in the moun tain pastures. Years may elapse before the provis ions in the will of the late George W. Clayton, who bequeathed a million dol lars for the establishment of an or phan boys’ school in Denver can be carried out. Litigation will be insti tuted which promises to continue at length and possibly through all the courts of the state. A brother of Clay ton intends to contest the will. It is stated positively that the United Oil Company has struck oil in large quantities east of Trinidad in the San Francisco basin, and tiiat the hole 1ms l>een plugged up, the machinery moved to another part of the land and that another well will Ik* at once put down. It is stated that oil has been found at a depth of little less than 2,000 feet. The Union Pacific is doing a land of fice business in Its land department. It is selling at the rate of 1.000,000 acres a year the land it secured in gov ernment grants and which have been causing some threats of litigation with the government. During the years of depression this road 1ms lH*en holding fast to its remaining 8,500,000 acres of the original 12.000,000 acres grnnt»*d it by the United States government, but now that gotMl times are again in sight it is unloading at prices that are good, yet lower than the market figure. The government seems to be in earn est about establishing a forest reserve of over 5<>o,t>oo acres in Lincoln coun ty, despite the decided opposition to the project. An order has Ih*cii issued by the Interior Department withdraw ing the land within the promised forest reserve from settlement for the pres ent. There are twenty-seven town ships in tin* proposed reserve and ev ery town in Lincoln county, except White Oaks, is situated uism it, to gether with the Nognl and Bonlto min ing districts and the Kalado coal fields. The thirty-first annual session of the Grand Isslge, the eighteenth an nual session of the Grand Encnni|>- inent. the ninth annual session of the Rehckuh Assembly, and the thirteenth annual Cantonment of the Patriarchs Militant. I.O. F.. convened in Cripple Greek on the Kith for a four-day’s ses sion. Probably the most important and interesting feature of the big event was the dedication by the Grand Lodge of the new and magnificent I. O. O. F. temple on Bennett avenue. Cohstd cruble business of Importance was transacted. Developments in Denver and Ouray throw a new and sensational light on the life and death of the man Adams, who helped to hold up the Sneffels stage conch near Ouray last week, and who was reported to have been killed by a deputy sheriff at Plaeerville last Tuesday evening. It turns out that his real name is Walter Adams in stead of John Carter or "Kid” Adams, and that he committed suicide instead of meeting his death at the hands of an officer of the law, as was reported. Further than this, he was a member of a pioneer, well-to-do and highly re spected Colorado family. His father is James S. Adams, the well known catr tlemon. Judge Thomson of the Colorado Court of Appeals rebukes illegitimate securing of testimony in cases brought by the people, in an opinion he gives in the case of H. K. Braisted of Delta, a druggist arrested for selling liquor illegally. The town attorney hired a woman to go to his place and illegal ly purchase liquor in order that he might have evidence. The court dis missed the case against the druggist and scored the town attorney for using the tactics by which he secured con viction. The opinion says that the act of the town attorney was against pub lic morals, which will not permit of unlawful nets being Instigated by the officers of the people. The Midland Terminal and the Flor ence & Cripple Creek railroads will consolidate about November 1st and thus form a new railroad, which will bear the name of the Denver & South western. In this consolidation other properties of great importance in th# Cripple Creek district will also be con cerned. The newly completed plant, of the La Bella Mill, Water & Power Company at Goldfield will be part of the organization, ns will also the Colo rado Trading & Transfer Company, a three-fourths interest in the Metallic Extraction Company’s cyanide plant near Florence. The plan embraces all the steam railroads running into the Cripple Creek district, controlling vast territry. There will be embraced ia the new system 115 miles of railroad lieshles valuable terminals and fran chises, together with the other proper ty described. Two meh on horseback held up the stage from Sneffles at 3 o’clock Mon day afternoon about three miles south of Ouray, up the mountain road, at the second watering trough, a place well fitted for such a deed. The men pre sented revolvers at the four occupants of the open stage and endeacored to get out the iron safe, but could not break the fastenings. The bandits were after the gold bags brought down daily from the Camp Bird mine, but were unaware that the bags are al ways placed in an iron safe with an armed guard to protect it. A telephone message from Sneffles shows that the men kept up on the road and passed through Sneffles. Sheriff Edgar is us ing the wires and will dispatch a posse to endeavor to capture the highway men. The occupants of the stage were not molested and no property was tak en from the stage, which carries th© United States mail. The farmers of Colorado will make more money this year than ever be fore out of the manufacture of cheese and other dairy products. Where five years ago the state produced about 100,000 pounds of cheese, 2,000,000 pound will be turned out by its fac tories in 5890. These figures were given yesterday by J. A. Ross, one of the memliers of a firm that controls several of the largest cheese factories in Colorado. He said that the farmers of Colorado are coming to appreciate the importance of this Industry to the state. All they have to do is to breed their cattle along lines that produce the largest amount of butter fat. The stock is already in the state and th# kinds wanted for this purpose are kept principally by owners of small ranches. A few districts nre now de voted entirely to dairymen. Home of these make In clear profit several hun dred dollars a month with compara tively small facilities, besides being able to raise crops. The railronds have been linking con siderable trouble in the mountains with slides of snow and mud. A dispatch from Glen wood on the 14th says: It lias now lH»en thirty-six hours* since a train has passed over the Rio Grande Junction track. The slide at Morris fills in as fast ns removed ami new slides nre reported to-night. The storm has now lasted five days, and to-night It shows no indication of abatement. All west-lsmud trains are being held here. Two passenger trains left here this afternoon, but only went down the road as far as Debeque. Both the Midland and Rio Grande sent out stub trains eastward from here to day. Reports from the hills Indicate serious trouble to several pnrtic# of hunters who have recently left here. On the northern mesas snow is rej>ort ed from two to four feet deep. This leaves the hunters’ stock without food and makes traveling almost Impossible. The temperature is‘not severe and a cessation of the storm would soon set matters right. Bias Lucero. It Is reported, was mur dered near Ohaperlto. New Mexico, Saturday night, presumably by the Mexicans, that murdered Florentine Gonzales and badly wounded his 13- year-old ls>y the preceding Thursday. Lucero had seen and fired upon the band of outlaws when they committed a robbery recently at Ohaperlto. and it is supposed Hint the gang d<*slred to get rid of him in order to avoid ludenti tlcatlon In case any of them were caught. Botli Lucero and the man Gouzales, who was murdered at Cora zon. were well-to-do, iieiiceahlc and highly respected citizens. Doulclano Lopez, a well-to-do sheep man, wns murdered nt Puertoclto de Pecos, near Lacuesta, New Mexico, thirty miles south of Las Vegas, last Friday. Sher iff Montano received a message from Ribera, New Mexico, to go down and arrest the murderers. The sheriff re turned Monday morning, having in cus tody Miguel Archuleta, a lw»y 18 years of age, who has made a full confession of the crime to the sheriff. It seems tlint Archuletn and ii companion cam© ti|R>n Lopez, who wns herding sheep, and asked for a dlvslon of the flock! Lopez refusing, a quarrel ensued ami Lopez was shot and killed and burled near by. The following day the ImmIv wns taken up and carried to a diff, where It was thrown off la ordw to give the appearance that the murdered man hud accidentally rulleu from th© cliff.