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THE NEW ERA
■WALDEN, - - • COLORADO.
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Hfndrafl dA Georka Washm*
II on astfatibut t\i original
plac&aMin In \ Wee t more
county, JohA Washing
-9 torff Brfgj£t<mjukrnjL Nortnp.mpton-
Virginia in
«RPPiira on the Poto-
frftKe creek and
then North-
I’-*# t which long,
°Mjjr&igg racai6p*jVfestmoreland coun-
SA tKe farm from Col.
S».& ’B r ’%t landholder in the early
became the wife ef the
■ John Washington. These
grandparents of George
the Great. John Wash
through his marriage to Anne
‘ gope, obtained lands outside df the
9 farm purchased by him. The original
«tarm is owned by John E. Wilson, who
married Miss .Betty Washington,
.granddaughter of William Augustine
Washington, a nephew of George
Washington. Mr. and Mrs. Wilson are
advanced in years. A score or more
of Washingtons live.on their ancestral
lands within rifle shot of the spot
where George Washington was born.
Borne of these peoj.de, writes Guy E.
Mitchell in Technical World Magazine,
are prosperous farmers and profes
sional men; others are,not prosperous
They are *.ll plain and simple folk
who have Che good will and respect of
their neighbors. A peculiar thing
.about this family is tha£*all its mem
bers have the distinctive .Washington j
features.
It is well net to make faces at or
flighting remarts about pansons who
look the part of foreigners. ESbey may
be subjects of governments that are
■touchy. Calling one of the lqt-st of
•these a harsh name or biffing him
Jlghtly on the ear nay bring an.te.ter
saational complications. Some of the
governments that p&y no attention to
their subjects when r.t home unless
they organise bread Dints or ask ip
\ow, polite voices for universal sul i
frage, get mighty touchy when the
subject has latt them for a country
that he thinks he will like bettor.
Then his liberty .and pursuit of happh
cess cause muck tender solicitude.
They may step pc him at home, but
over hens they want his rights pro
tected In three languages. well
up in the eyes of gentlemen whose
breasts look like pawnshop windows
by reason of their display of medals,
while secretly they wish we were .so
small that they could lick us. How
ever, there may' be more method In
their solicitude than would appear to
a person up a tree. If their wandering
boy doesn't get a good job how can he
continue to send money to the old
folks and thus help to keep down the
poor rates?
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In the annual report made by the
superintendent of prisons of New j
York is the suggestion that some per
centage of the money earned by crim
inals be used by the state to support
the families of these criminals who
may, by the imprisonment of their
heads, be rendered destitute. Such a j
suggestion is good and practical. The ,
punishment of the bread-winner is apt
to bring want upon the family, but if!
a systematized distribution of the;
money is made in this manner one of i
the problems met with in dealing with ;
the criminal classes will be effectively |
solved.
A bill has been introduced in the j
house of representatives providing for \
a 25 per cent, rake-off for Uncle Sam •
upon every foreign title purchased by
an American heiress. As the United
States is interested in protecting Its
home industries it should have the
same care for its women, and a too
extravagant importation of impecuni
ous titled foreigners might be pro- i
vided against with a clause in the
tariff bill placing a tax upon foreign
junk of all sorts.
Half a dozen business men of Brat
tleboro, Vt., have acquired tracts of j
cheap pasture land in that vicinity, |
and are setting out pine tree seedlings
by the thousand. They are not asking
what posterity has done for them, but
are preparing the way for a crop ot
pine timber 35 or 40 years hence
which will prove a handsome legacy
for children or grandchildren. The
little trees are from six to ten Inches
high when set out, and about 1,200 are
planted to the acre.
A writer who claims to know all
about it says the waters of the Straits
of Magellan are thoroughly charted
and much less dangerous than our
great lakes. Is this another attempt
to deprive “Fighting Bob" of glory?
A Japanese military authority was
recently taken through the arsenal at
Springfield by order of the war de
partment. At any rato the govern
ment of the United States is not
of Its military resources.
NEWS OF THE WEEK
llfet Important Happenings of the
* Past Seven Days.
interesting Items Gathered From nil
Parts of the World Condensed
Into Small Space for the Ben
efit of Our Readers.
Congressional.
The nomination of Col. W. W.
Weatherspoon as brigadier general has
been confirmed by the senate.
The senate has confirmed the nomi
nation of Arthur G. Fisk to be post
master at San Francisco.
William Sells, son of one of the
brothers who organized the Sells
Brothers’ circus, died of gastritis in
New York.
The president has sent to the sen
ate the name of Charles P. Granfleld
to be first assistant postmaster general.
The legislative, executive and judi
cial appropriation bill as it passed the
house called for $32,336,573.
The army appropriation bill as re-
I ported to the house by the military
j committee prorides for 27 per cent in
! crease in the pny enlisted men and
j non-commissioned officers.
Representative Charles Scott, of
Kansas, has a novel plan to give jirac
tical instruction to the farmers of the
I country. His idea is to establish small
1 experimental farms in each county on
which the farmers will do the work
I under the supervision of the govern
| ment’s agricultural experts,
j The house committee on military af
■ fairs has decided to -recommend a 27
I per cent increase iin the pay of en
• listed men in the army and marine
corps.
, ‘.Senator Long ha 6 introduced a bill
\ to appropriate $30,000 to buy the strip
jof Land outside the soldiers’ home
1 near {Leavenworth, Kan., known as the
• Klondike.” This land is mow devoted
! to disreputable buildings.
The president has sent to itlie senate
I a recommendation that the govern
ment be given control of the wireless
telegraph in order to insure non-inter
ference with official dispatches.
A new employers’ liability bill, In
tended to n;«.et the requirements of
the reewnt decision of United States
supreme court has been introduced An
both the house and senate.
Senator Owen'* bill to establish a
government school in Oklahoma for
the teaching of Int Van arts and crafts
has been reported adversely to the
senate.
Representative Champ Clark of Mis
souri, entertained the house for an
hour and a half recently with a char
acteristic talk on the president and
hit recent message to congress.
A complete agreement has been
readied by the conferees on the urgent
deficiency bill.
Senator Raynor of Maryland, re
cently made a strong speech in the
senate in opposition to the Aldrich
financial bill.
The house has passed the Indian ap
propriation bill practically in the form
it came from the committee-. The
measure carries an appropriation of
$5.000,000.
Miscellaneous.
The council of administration of the
New York State Bankers' association
passed a resolution “unequivocally dis
approving” the provisions of the Al
drich bill.
The jury In the Snell will case at
Clinton, 111., after being out 46 hours
failed to arrive at a verdict and was
discharged.
Seventy-one of the 114 counties of
Missouri have voted in local option
elections to banish the saloon.
A negro attorney of Muskogee. Ok.,
has filed suit in the United States
court to test the constitutionality of
the “Jim Crow” law.
Army officers on duty at Washington
are excused from duty two afternoons
each week so they may acquire the
art of horseback riding.
One man was killed and two others
seriously injured by a runaway street
car in Omaha, Neb., recently.
The indictment charging the . pad
ding, of payrolls against the superin
tendent of the St. Joseph. Mo., light
plant has been dismissed for lack of
evidence.
The battleship fleet under Admiral
Evans passed through the harbor of
Valparaiso, Chile, recently, each ves
sel saluting the Chilean president as
It passed in review.
A report prepared by Admiral Con
verse to satisfy the president as to
the exact facts concerning the effi
ciency of United States battleships
states that our navy is not inferior to
those of foreign countries.
The Wisconsin democrats have
chosen three delegates to the Denver
convention. They are instructed to
vote as a unit for William J. Bryan,
first, last and all the time.
Charles Walkenwitz, a joint keeper
at Leavenworth, Kan., was recently
held up and robbed of SBOO in his
place of business.
A mortgage for $50,0u0,000 was filed
at Wichita, Kan., against the property
of the Colorado Pacific Railroad com
pany.
The Baltimore & Ohio railroad has
i i>ut into effect the “nine-hour law” lim
| iting the hours of service of all classes
| of train operatives to nine hours in
j each 24.
The Kentucky legislature has spent
one month in a fruitless effort to elect
a United States senator.
Oklahoma’s “Jim Crow" law requir
ing separate coaches and waiting
rooms for negroes is now in effect on
street cars and railroads.
The “suffragettes” of New York
paraded the streets and joined the
socialists in a mass meeting where
speeches were made for five hour i.
The officers and men of the 20th
Kansas regiment are to receive med
als, congress having voted them to vol
unteer soldiers who performed service
in the Philippines after their term of
enlistment had expired.
Five hundred or more American
school teachers will visit Europe next
summer for the inspection of schools
and the methods of teaching in use
there. The arrangements are being
made by the National Civic Federation.
The Burlington railroad has with
drawn all passes issued to doctors and
lawyers in Nebraska on account of
threatened prosecution by the state
railroad commission.
In an interview at Detroit, ex-Secre
tary of the Treasury Shaw is credited
with saying that J. Plerpont Morgan
would make an ideal candidate for
president.
C. W. Morse, the New York banker
and promoter, has been indicted by the
federal and state grand juries for mis
application of the funds of the bank.
The Kansas railroad commissioners
have ordered the railroads of the state
to put into effect the maximum freight
rate tariff by February 14.
P. P. Mast & Co., dealers in agri
cultural implements at Springfield. 0.,
have been placed in the hands of re
ceivers.
Six automobiles recently started
from New York in a race of 20,000
miles to Paris. The best part of a year
will be consumed in the journey.
Lincoln’s birthday was celebrated at
Grand Rapids, Mich., by a brilliant
banquet at which Secretary Taft and
other prominent men were speakers.
Two thousand persons occupied seats
at the tables.
A wealthy building contractor of Al
ton, HI., has confessed to robbing many
of the stores of his neighbors. He did
not use the stolen goods, but merely
gloated over them lor a time and
then destroyed them.
The Farmers and Manufacturers
flank of Rich Hill, Mo., was recently
dynamited and robbed by bandits who
succeeded in getting away with $20,000
in currency and gold coin. A reward
has been offered for their capture.
Gov. Shelton, of Nebraska, has com
muted the sentence of John Martin
whose swoetheart came from Alaska
to i>dead lor his liberty.
The Frisco railroad is storing coal
along its line in anticipation ol a
strike ol miners in April-
Two men .were killed and several
others injured by the bursting of a
blast furnace at McKeesport, Pa.
The long overdue steamer Eagle
Point has reached Philadelphia from
{London. The vessel was given up for
lost for a time.
The Missouri supreme court has de
clared unconstitutional the law requir
ing that free return transportation be
given to shippers of live stock with
each car load by the railroads of the
state.
Suit has been filed in the federal
district court at Cincinnati charging i
the American Express company with
violation of the postal laws in carry
ing first-class mail matter without a
stamp being affixed.
Smallpox has broken out in the Ne
braska university and Chancellor An
drews has directed that all students
be vaccinated at once.
The president has ordered a com
pany of infantry from Fort Gibbon to
Fairbanks, Alaska, to help authori
ties in keeping peace among striking
miners. The troops will have to make
a journey of 150 miles on dog sleds.
Owing to the growing intimacy be
tween the regular army and the militia
a new division has been created in the
war department to be known as the
division of militia affairs.
Personal.
Virgil McKnight, representing Ma
son county in the Kentucky legisla
ture, died after an illness of less than
24 hours.
Glen Edgerton, of Manhattan, Kan.,
took the highest honors in the 1908
class at the West Point military
academy. Secretary Taft presented
the diplomas to the graduates.
Attorney General Jackson, of New
York, has decided to ask for a receiver
for the Mutual Reserve Life Insurance j
company. The claim is made that the.
company is insolvent with a deficit of j
$1,717,114.
It is stated on what is believed to
be good authority that Comptroller
of the Currency Ridgely will soon re
sign to accept the presidency of the
reorganized National Bank of Com
merce at Kansas City.
Brig. Gen. Henry Carroll, a veteran
of the Civil war and the Spanish-Amer
ican war and a noted Indian fighter,
is dead at his home in Colorado
Springs.
Newton Edmunds, ex-governor of Da
kota territory and president of a na
tional bank, is dead at his home in
Yankton, S. D.
Mrs. Clara C. Hoffman, for the past
25 years state president of the Mis
souri Woman’s Christian Temperance
union, is dead at the home of her son
In Kansas City, after three months’ j
illness with pneumonia. Mrs. Hoff
man was born in DeKalb county, N. Y.,
in 1831.
William J. Bryan made six speeches
at Buffalo, N. Y., in one day recently.
Crosby S. Noyes, editor-in-chief of
the Washington Star, is ill at Passa
dena, Cal.
Mrs. Eliza Gray, .widow of former
Gov. Isaac P. Gray, of Indiana, is
dead in Indianapolis.
Rear Admiral Montgomery Fletcher,
a retired chief engineer of the navy
is dead in Washington.
Judge William 11. Wallace, of the
criminal court of Kansas City, has
formally announced his candidacy for
the democratic nomination for gover
nor of Missouri on a platform for the
enforcement of the Sunday and liquor
laws of the state.
MEETING OF FORESTERS.
Notable Gathering to Be Held at Fort
Collins in March.
Fort Collins. —The foresters of the
Colorado and Wyoming reserves are to
meet at the Agricultural College in an- j
nual convention the first week in j
March . GifTord Pinchot and other gov- j
crnment officials are booked for ad
dresses during the sessions, which will ;
last several days. Secretary Taylor of
the chamber of commerce has complet
ed arrangements for a public meeting
that week at which the guests from
Washington and some of the leaders in j
the active service on the reserves are 1
to deliver addresses explaining the ,
work.
The object of the gathering is to stir
public interest in the preservation of
the forests, especially in this region
where the need of protection to the wa
tershed is vital to irrigation interests.
Professors Carpenter and Paddock of
the college will deliver addresses at the
public meeting.
The plan is to have Greeley, Love
land and other cities send representa
tives, so that there will be wide dis
semination of the knowledge to be
gained from hearing such men as Pin- :
chot.
Another matter that is receiving at- j
tention in connection with the coming
meeting is that of a forestry depart
ment at the Agricultural College. There
is but one great school of forestry in
the United States —at Ithaca, New
York, and this devotes its energies
chiefly to the matter of preserving the
trees of the Appalachian mountains.
Fort Collins people claim this is an
ideal location for a Rocky mountain
school of forestry and are urging that
the city, as well as the college authori
ties take up the question during the
coming convention. Colorado College
at Colorado Springs, through the kind
ness of General Palmer, has had a for
est placed at its disposal for practical
work, but there Is no chair of forestry !
at any western college.
Woman Frozen to Death.
Denver. —A Republican special from
Silverton Wednesday night, says: Mrs. !
James Waldron was frozen to death
last night near Gladstone, a small vil- j
lage eight miles from here. She and
her husband had been to the cabin of
•Charles Capp, about a mile and a half ,
above the village, spending the even
ing, and left for home about 9 o’clock. |
After going a short distance Mrs. Wal-j
dron became cold, tired and sleepy and
t-ook refuge in a barn near the road.
Waldron continued his journey and
with much effort arrived at the village |
and told of his wife stopping at the j
barn, being unable to walk all the way
home. The weather was intensely cold,
the mercury standing at 15 degrees be-!
low zero, and a rescuing party was at j
once organized and started for the
barn, but on arrival there found the
frozen body of the woman.
She was thirty-five years old and is
survived by one son, by a former hus
band.
Today Charles Capp, at whose cabin
Mr. and Mrs. Waldron spent the even-1
ing. was arrested on the charge of sell
ing i.qoor without a license. . : (
Our Eastern Relations.
Lowell, Mass. —in his address to the j
Lowell board of trade Wednesday 1
Secretary of War Taft said: | i
“The possession of the Philippine c
Islands and Porto Rieo wields a far f
greater influence among the world's 1
nations than we at home suppose, j
There is a great deal in the influence j
of that which affects the eye. The
visit of sixteen battleships to the Pa
cific will have an excellent effect for i I
peace rather than for war. ; *■
“We are not going about the world v
with a chip on our shoulder. We are j i
not hunting war. That is the last thing j c
that this country wants. : t
"I apprehend no danger from the , c
civilization of China, as some people t
profess. The argument has been that t
if China comes into competition with J t
us we will be wiped out commercially, r
1 hold that the more the Chinese are j c
civilized the better market they will I
represent for the United States.” ! I
Gunnison Tunnel Engineer.
Denver. —A Grand Junction dispatch:
Wednesday night says: Official an
nouncement of the appointment of C. £
T. Pease as construction engineer in I
charge of the Gunnison tunnel at t
Montrose was made here tonight. Mr. 1
Pease's successor, E. E. Sands, has <
been transferred to Grand Junction to •
have charge of the construction work 1
of the $2,000,000 high line canal here, j t
Mr. Sands returned today from Yu- ‘
ma, Arizona, where he was in confer- I
ence with the other officials of the •
reclamation service. He stated that i
the headquarters of the engineers 1
would be opened in Grand Junction
next Tuesday and the survey of the
project pushed forward so that con
struction work will start early in 1909.
Mr. Sands said:
“When the various project engineers t
made their reports to the conference 1
not one of them could In their state- <
ment of production make a showing per i
acre one-halt so good as that of the ,:
Grand valley.” j 1
Colorado’c Crime Carnival.
Denver. —The Nows of the 19tli Inst. 1
calls attention to the fact that twenty- ‘
two persons dead and three wounded is 1
the toll collected by the demon blood 1
lust in Colorado In the forty-nine days 1
of 1908 that have gone into history.
Seventeen of the dead are men. Five i
are women.
Twelve of the crimes were success- 1
ful, or attempted, double killings by j
husbands or crazed lovers driven to
desperation by jealousy. Five were sui- ,
cides by men despondent, as a result of j
reverses in love or business. The re
mainder, with one exception, were
crimes of passion growing out of dis
putes or prompted by liquor-distorted
minds.
The killing was that of William
O. Shirey. January 13th, and the last
that of Ethel Davis Kirby, shot by her
husband Monday night, before he
ended his own life with a bullet from
the same revolver.
PASSENGERS IN PERIL.
Colorado Midland Train Narrowly Es-,
capes Fearful Disaster.
Denver.—One of the most remark
able and narrow escapes from a rail-
I road catastrophe ever recorded in this
j state, which probably would have
j eclipsed in horror any in the history
! of Colorado railroad wrecks, had it
I happened, occurred at 9 o’clock in the
! evening of February 17th, on the west
bound Colorado Midland road as train
No. 5 was rounding the famous Hell
Gate between Busk and Ivanhoe.
Only the presence of mind of S. B.
Hopkins, a Rock Island tourist man
| ager, who was on board, prevented the
i train from leaping the track at Hell
' Gate and falling into the canon below
j with its nine coaches of passengers.
W. R. Armor, a former Denver man,
i now of Salt Lake, who was on board,
tells the story. The engineer stepped
out of his cab for a moment on the run
ning board of the engine to examine
something. The cab door blew shut
behind him, and the fireman, who had
not seen him go out, thought he had
lost control of the engine and jumped
to save liis life. He became frightened
and leaped from the cab himself. The
engine was running down a heavy
[ grade and in a few moments had
I gained a frightful speed,
j Mr. Hopkins was iu one of the Pull
mans and, noticing the unusual speed,
realized that something was wrong. He
seized the emergency brake and pulled
hard, bringing the train ro a sudden
stop just as it was rounding into Hell
Gate, where the chasm is a 1,000 feet
down.
The engineer was found upon the
engine, but the fireman was missing.
The passengers instituted a search for
him and after an hour’s hunting ho
was found far back along the track
with both legs broken and otherwise
so injured that he was still uncon
scious when removed from the train
| to a hospital in Glenwood Springs.
The passengers were so grateful
i that they sent a letter to the Rock
Island headquarters at Chicago, com
mending the action of Mr. Hopkins,
i
To Amend Sherman Law.
j Washington.—Representative Hughes
of New’ Jersey has introduced an
j amendment to the Sherman anti-trust
act designed to meet the objection
raised by the Supreme Court of the
I'nited States in a recent decision. The
i amendment follows: "This act shall
i not be construed to apply to any ar
| rangements, agreements or combina
' lions between laborers, made with the
view of lessening the number of hours
of labor, or of increasing their wages;
J nor to any arrangements, agreements
or combinations among persons en
i gaged in horticulture or agriculture,
made with the view of enhancing the
, price of agricultural or horticultural
: products.”
Riot in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia.—The marching of
, nearly 1,000 foreigners upon city hall,
j where they said they intended to make
| demands upon Mayor Heyburn, pre
j cipitated a riot in Broad street late
\ Thursday afternoon, iu which twenty
; persons were injured before the police
| dispersed
I fourteen of them. The men, most of
! whom were Italians and Poles,
I marched from the foreign settlement
|in the lower section of the city. The
' leaders and a score of others carried
red flags having a black border. Sev- (
eral of the rioters drew revolvers and !
fired at the police, who used their
batons on the head of leaders.
No State Inspection.
Denver. —State Dairy Commissioner
Bishopp desires to correct an impres
sion thot appears to be general among
writers for the rural press that there
is a state law providing for the testing
of dairy herds suspected of being
tubercular. Lately a number of the
country papers have been printing edi
torials suggesting that the law ought
to be repealed. As a matter of fact
there is no such law among the
rado statutes, although several muni
cipal councils have enacted ordinances
providing for such tests in the case of
herds supplying milk for those par
ticular communities.
War Talk is Nonsense.
New York. —Whitelaw Reid, ambas
sador of the United States to Great
Britain, in a speech at the dinner of
the Pilgrims of the I’nited States at
Delmonico’s, declared that talk of the
obligation of Great Britain to sustain
Japan in war against the United States
was nonsense. The ambassador said
that “there was not the ghost of a pos
sibility of war with Japan,” and that
there “was every reason to think the
Japanese sincerely our friends.” Our
relations with Great Britain, the am
bassador said, were cordial and there
were no serious complications.
Immunity From Disease.
San Francisco. —William P. Hatch,
who is delivering a series of free lee-
I tures on health throughout the state,
; contending that the use of medicine is
necessary, has announced that ho will
( allow himself to be Inoculated with the
j germs of any disease and will agree to
; work such germs out of his system
without the use of medicine. Mr.
j Hatch says that pure blood is all that
is necessary to secure immunity from
, disease, and in Ills lecture tells the pub
lic how by a proper understanding of
J natural laws perfect health may be sc-
I cured and maintained.
Harriman Defeats Fish.
1 Chicago.—Judge Ball of the Superior
j Court Thursday dissolved the injunc
! tion secured last October by Stuyves
ant Fish, by virtue of which the Harri
' man interests were restrained from
! voting 281,231 shares of the capital
stock of the Illinois Central railroad at
the annual meeting of tho company.
The theory fflh which counsel for Mr.
Fish based their arguments in support
of the Injunction—that it was contrary
to the laws and public policies of the
state of Illinois to allow foreign cor
porations to own and vote the stock of
domestic corporations—was denied by
the court.
STOESSEL IS
CONDEMNED
DEFENDER OF PORT ARTHUR SEN
TENCED TO DEATH BY
COURT-MARTIAL.
WITH PLED FOR MERCK
FOUGHT WITH COURAGE, BUT
SURRENDERED BEFORE IT
WAS NECESSARY.
St. Petersburg. General Stoessel
was condemned to death Thursday by
a military court for the surrender of
Port Arthur to the Japanese.
General Fock, who commanded the
Fourth East Siberian division of Port
Arthur, was ordered reprimanded for
a disciplinary offense which was not
connected with the surrender, and_
General Smyrnoff, acting
of the fortress, and Major General
Reiss, chief of staff to General Stoessel,
were acquitted of the charges against
them for lack of proof.
The court recommended that the
death sentence upon Lieutenant Gen
i eral Stoessel be commuted to ten years’
Imprisonment in a fortress, and that he
be excluded from the service.
General Voder, president of the
court, read the sentences amid a tense
silence. By a great effort of self-con
trol, General Stoessel maintained rigid,
soldier-like impassivity. General Smyr
noff was seemingly unmoved, but there
were tears in the eyes of General Reiss.
The sentence of death was pro
nounced upon General Stoessel, “for
surrendering the fortress before all
means of defense had been exhausted;
for failing to enforce his authority, and
for military misdemeanors.”
Commutation of the sentence was
asked on the ground that "Port Arthur,
beset by overwhelming forces, de
fended itself under General Stoessel's
leadership with unexampled stubborn
ness and filled the world with aston
ishment at the heroic courage of its
garrisons; that several assaults had
been repulsed with tremendous losses
on the persistent enemy; that General
Stoessel throughout tho siege had
maintained the heroic courage of the
defenders, and finally, that he had.
taken energetic part in these cam
paigns.”
Before tho sentence was read ineas
urea were taken to prevent a demon
stration in favor of General Stoessel
by a number of the younger officers and
witnesses who were present. These
latter sent a dispatch to the empress
saying that they would humbly bear
testimony that General Stoessel was
the soul i f the defense of Port Arthur;
that he had always encouraged anil put
heart into the garrison, and that vj)
case of war they would wish to serve'*
again under General Stoessel. They
asked the empress graciously to be
speak from the emperor a full pardon.
There was a dramatic moment*after
the reading of the sentence, when a
detachment of soldiers filed into the
| hall. The spectators, thinking that
they were about to seize General Stoes
sel, displayed great excitement, several
women fainting. It developed, how
ever, that this was merely a guard for
the dispersal of the court.
General Stoessel, who was accompa
nied by his son, was the object of a
sympathetic demonstration, friends
kissing and shaking him by the hand
as lie left the court room leaning on
his son’s shoulder.
A public festival is being organized
by the municipality of St. Petersburg
in honor .of tho defenders of the fort
ress.
Shooting>«t Alamosa.
Denver. —A Republican special front
Alamosa Thursday night says: Glen
Holbrook, only son of Judge C. C. Hol
brook. shot and probably fatally
wounded M. M. Lowther, timekeeper
for the Denver & Rio Grande, in the
latter’s apartments on Main street this
morning at 10:30 o’clock. The death,
of Mr. Lowther is hourly expected.
In the room at the time of the shoot
ing, when both men emptied their re
volvers, was Mrs. Lowther, the pretty
young wife of the wounded man, to
whom, it is alleged, young Holbrook
has been paying attentions for
lime.
Although at least ten shots w”
fired, only the one bullet which struck
Mr. Lowther in the left groin took ef
fect. Holbrook was inside a closet
during the duel.
Pike’s Peak Weather Station.
Washington.—The house committee
on agriculture Thursday agreed to in
sert in the agricultural appropriation
bill an amendment urged by Ropresen
tatlve Cook to re-establish the weather
station on the summit of Piko’s Peak
The amendment provides an appropria
tion of $5,000 for Installation of modern
appliances and the salaries of three
men Ter the first year. It Is the do
sire of Chief Moore of the weather bu
reau that an appropriation of $15,000
be made next year for erecting a perm
anent and substantial building for this
station, which ho believes will be one
of the most valuable in the weather
service.
Palmer’s Ninth Park Gift.
Colorado Springs.—A five-acre site
for a city park on East Boulder creek,
close to tho center of the residence
district of Colorado Springs, has been
tendered by Gen. W. J. Palmer to the
City Council. Adjoining the park site,
which was originally intended for n
reservoir, Is tho site for the new Dea
coness’ hospital to be erected this sum
mer at a cost of $55,000. Tho site for
the hospital, which comprises four
acres, was also donated by Gen. Pal
mer about a year ago. Each is
valued at about $20,000, and the dona
tion of the Boulder street site makes
the ninth park given to ColoraL
Springs by General Palmer. 9

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